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Trump to sign agriculture executive order on Tuesday

Representatives of the animal agriculture industry voiced support for Perdue's confirmation, echoing their overwhelming support for Perdue's initial nomination in January. "I'll also be challenging the new Ag Secretary to strongly reject a plan by President Trump to cut funding for the USDA by more than 20 percent-a move that, if approved, would devastate the American farm economy and put the livelihoods of Minnesota families at risk". Read More

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Twitter drops lawsuit against US

Twitter drops lawsuit against US

In its lawsuit, Twitter claimed the government can not compel the company to disclose users' identities without first meeting several tests. The tech company had filed a lawsuit Thursday to protest the order, saying that it violated the user's First Amendment right to free expression. Read More

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USA attack on Syria was an irresponsible, unilateral act

USA attack on Syria was an irresponsible, unilateral act

A State Department official confirmed to CNN that Tillerson called Lavrov on Saturday to discuss his upcoming visit to Moscow but would not provide further details about the conversation. Haley said "there are times when states are compelled to take their own action" and that preventing the spread and use of chemical weapons was in the US' "vital national security interest". Read More

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Niles Egg Hunts At Golf View Rec Center

Niles Egg Hunts At Golf View Rec Center

Linwood's will be doing an up to $500 dollar down payment assistance match that day on the purchase of a new or pre-owned vehicle. "This is for the kids, so please leave the eggs for the children to pick up", said event volunteer Stacy Showman with the Switch District. Read More

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When Donald Trump warned Barack Obama: 'Stay Out of Syria'

The Pentagon said the Russian military, which is supporting the Syrian government, had been informed ahead of the U.S. attack. Another statement, also attributed to an unnamed official, referred to "losses". The surprise action marked a striking reversal for Trump, who warned as a candidate against the US getting pulled into the Syrian civil war, now in its seventh year. Read More

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Kansas Senate committee advances flat tax bill

Kansas Senate committee advances flat tax bill

It would have established a state commission to issue identification cards to patients and caregivers and consider the drug's use for chronic or debilitating diseases or conditions. Shott's and Pushkin's amendments would require certifications and permits for physicians, growers, and dispensaries. There would be fees to enter the market. Read More

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Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

The Democrats also failed to come close to taking the Senate, as many had expected, failed to make any significant gains in the House, and their losses in state and local races across the country continued to pile up. Former Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was ousted as the party struggled from the primary election cycle to the general with their nominee Hillary Clinton . Read More

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Driver strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Officers opened fire on a person who reportedly crashed into a police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol. Police gather at the area near the scene of the incident . The witness, on Capitol Hill to visit lawmakers, declined to permit her name to be used. "We did not know what was going on or who was shooting". And in 2013, Miriam Carey, a 34-year-old dental hygienist from CT, was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers in her vehicle outside the Hart Senate Office Building. Read More

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Appeals court sets hearing in travel ban case

Appeals court sets hearing in travel ban case

Bush appointee, said his job is simply to determine whether the order "falls within the bounds of the President's statutory authority or whether the President has exercised that authority in violation of constitutional restraints". The first version of the travel ban was the subject of negative rulings in federal court last month, most recently in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Washington. Read More

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Trump administration orders USA embassies to conduct tougher screenings on visa applicants

But the practice was "rarely" performed by consular officials as it led to significant delays in processing visa applications, one former official who wished to remain anonymous, told Reuters . "There's so much social media out there", said Anne Richard, a former US assistant secretary of state in the Obama administration. The memos were part of Tillerson's plan to implement Trump's revised executive order on banning Muslims, which was frozen in federal court in Hawaii hours before it was ... Read More

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Meals on Wheels a beneficial service

Meals on Wheels a beneficial service

Toscano said the nonprofit service, which served 66,000 meals in this area a year ago, not only provides nourishment and visits to low-income homebound residents, many of them elderly, but it also saves money. "Clearly there's a threat of cuts, but we don't know how big the army is coming over the hill", said John Skirven, CEO of Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia. Read More

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New photos, surveillance video released in AMBER Alert case

Tad Cummins was placed on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted List . The man and the teen may have dyed their hair or otherwise changed their appearance. But the net is being spread wider. He is believed to be driving a Silver Nissan Rogue with a Tennessee license plate 976ZPT . He has no criminal history in Tennessee, according to authorities. Read More

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Thornwell leads Gamecocks to 93-73 NCAA win over Marquette

Thornwell leads Gamecocks to 93-73 NCAA win over Marquette

Marquette's Duane Wilson (1) shoots against SC during the first half in a first-round game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Friday, March 17, 2017 . 1 seed Villanova will square off against No. 8 seed University of Wisconsin, Madison. "They have an elite-level player that can get 30 on anybody in this tournament". Read More

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Amid Tragic Chain of Events, a Heroic Rescue Takes Place

Amid Tragic Chain of Events, a Heroic Rescue Takes Place

The baby is expected to be released from a St. Louis hospital on Friday. Highland EMS made it to the lake first and paramedic Todd Zobrist rushed into the cold water and searched the vehicle. The smallest child is carrying a blanket. Cristy Campbell was awarded custody of the children. Her profile photo shows her swimming with a dolphin. Read More

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MI earns No. 7 seed, will face Oklahoma State

MI earns No. 7 seed, will face Oklahoma State

And the celebration will continue when MI hops on a plane for the second time since the crash with a championship trophy from a tournament they nearly missed. That's not a good thing. Coach John Beilein shifted responsibilities throughout the early part of the second half, alternating coverage of Wisconsin big men Ethan Happ and Nigel Hayes . Read More

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Syria activists: Strikes kill at least 20 near Islamic State stronghold

Syria activists: Strikes kill at least 20 near Islamic State stronghold

The decision to deploy artillery mimics the approach taken in Mosul, Iraq, where USA and French artillery have been supporting the Iraqi offensive to take the western half of the city. Coalition spokesman U.S. Air Force Col. John Dorrian has told Reuters that the operation to isolate Raqqa "could be completed in a few weeks". Additional concern over the use of the SDF forces comes from the 200,000 residents inside Raqqa - mostly Sunni Arabs who fear that a victory for the Kurdish group ... Read More

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Brooklyn Nets to Honor Notorious BIG on March 12

Brooklyn Nets to Honor Notorious BIG on March 12

In an appearance on the syndicated " The Breakfast Club " morning radio show Thursday, Biggie's wife, Faith Evans, said she hasn't been able to find closure and "live with the great memories of Big that we have". He's fed a lot of families, made a lot of people dance, made a lot of people feel good. Evans is planning to release a duets album titled "The King & I", on May 19, two days before what would've been the rapper's 45th birthday. Read More

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NH woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth

NH woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth

The baby boy has remained in the custody of the states since the alleged incident, which took place in September, although Concord police only recently took the decision to release information about the case. The woman also pointed out that she first declined, but quickly reconsidered after Farruggia became violent and locked herself in the bathroom. She said Frenette had heroin and told her "it would take the edge off". Read More

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Fault running from San Diego to LA could cause 7.3 magnitude quake

Fault running from San Diego to LA could cause 7.3 magnitude quake

For the study , U.S. Geological Survey postdoctoral fellow Valerie Sahakian, and colleagues used sonar imaging to map the fault lines of the system that run from Los Angeles to San Diego . That natural disaster was an especially large one-magnitude 7.9-and its severity could explain why the fault has been fairly inactive since then, as seismologist Egill Hauksson tells the Los Angeles Times . Read More

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Upper Darby daycare worker arrested for pushing child

Upper Darby daycare worker arrested for pushing child

Shawayne Tavares, another employee at the center, told CBS Philly she was watching the cameras, which had just recently been installed, when she saw the incident and rushed to confront the woman. "She picked up the shoe and tried to come to the end of the stairs like, 'Oh, it was her shoe, '" says Tarvares. But, Tavares said , " she was a little scared of the steps ". Read More

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Supreme Court asks 4th Circuit to reconsider ruling in Grimm case

Supreme Court asks 4th Circuit to reconsider ruling in Grimm case

On Monday , the Supreme Court announced via a one-sentence order that it would no longer hear the case of Gavin Grimm, a transgender teen who sued his school board for the right to use the bathroom corresponding with his gender identity. Even when both sides agree that a case should go forward, however, the justices often prefer not to weigh in on a question that a lower court has not fully vetted. Read More

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Pence denies double standard in email scandal

Pence tweeted on Saturday: 'Last night the AP published my wife's private email address, violating her privacy and our security'. "AP removed the email address from subsequent stories after learning Mrs. Sarah Sanders, the White House spokeswoman, doubled down on that defense, stressed to reporters on Air Force One that state and federal laws are different and claiming that is efforts to turn over the messages to be archived are "why anybody even knows about the account". Read More

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