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Stratford HS temporarily placed on lockdown following fight

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The bullets were found around 11 a.m. near the school's college and careers office, police said. Police then determined it was safe to lift the lockdown. Principal Jack Dellapiano says one of the students involved left the building. There was no information immediately available on the charges the two involved in the fight would face or if they were juveniles. Read More »

Flake Won't Rule Out Potential Presidential Bid In 2020

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Moore, said Flake, would be a "lasting" stain on the Republican Party. At the time, the Arizona senator said his decision was based exclusively on a desire to not be "complicit" in the age of Trump. Flake, who's emerged as one of the president's most vocal critics in the party and has drawn sharp criticism from Trump as a result, demurred when asked if he might mount one himself. Read More »

Vern Buchanan says CHIP funding enough reason to support short-term spending bill

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CHIP is a bipartisan program that provides health insurance to 9 million children. If no action is taken, the program's funding is due to expire on March 31. Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown is waiting to see what comes before the Senate before taking a stand on the bill, his office said. "I'm more than puzzled why they would threaten to turn their backs on those children and shut down the government while they're at it over the entirely unrelated issue of illegal immigration", Mr. Read More »

Senator Schumer heads to White House to meet Trump amid shutdown danger

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In the Senate , Republicans were clearly preparing to blame Democrats for stopping the stopgap budget - known as a "CR" or "Continuing Resolution", even though there may not even be a majority ready to vote for the funding plan. The spending package being voted on did not include enough military spending to please some Republicans, it had no protections for the Dreamers and its children's insurance provisions were less than what Democrats wanted. Read More »

Southeastern South Dakota under winter storm watch for Sunday and Monday

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Weather Service officials say that a Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Strong northerly winds are expected to cause areas of blowing and drifting snow. Snow accumulations of 6 inches or more are possible, along with icing up to 1/10 of an inch. Read More »

Deadline Looms In US Government Shutdown

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Giving an insight into the planning objective, Mulvaney said military will still go to work; the border will still be patrolled; fire folks will still be fighting the fires; and the parks will be open. Both former House Speaker John Boehner , R-Ohio, and current Speaker Paul D. Ryan , R-Wis., have had to thread a narrow gap between convincing either Democrats or Freedom Caucus members to join their side to form a majority. Read More »

DOJ asks Supreme Court for 'immediate intervention' in DACA case

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The second attempt was a temporary, but the Supreme Court had agreed to rule on its validity after lower courts concluded that it was likely to be struck down after full review in court was completed. Trump signed the latest ban on September 24 after what Francisco called an "extensive, worldwide review" to determine which foreign governments provide information required by the United States to vet those seeking entry. Read More »

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

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It is wrong. It has to change", likely meaning torn instead of born. Trump will become the first president to address the pre-rally march via live video, The Hill reported . Mr. Trump has also revived and expanded a ban on sending US aid to groups overseas that provide abortion counseling, and he signed legislation allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from clinics that provide abortion services. Read More »

President Trump's Medical Exam Fuels Flurry of 'Girther' Conspiracy Theories

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President Donald Trump's doctor, Dr. Ronny Jackson , characterized the president's health as " excellent ", but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise . "Trump 6'3" Obama 6'1" #Girther #AlternativeFacts", Bill Jack wrote along with an image of Obama and his successor standing side by side.Also questioning his official height: "his driver's license . Read More »

White House Press Briefing on Potential Government Shutdown

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A shutdown would be the first since 2013, when tea party Republicans - in a strategy not unlike the one Schumer is employing now - sought to use a must-pass funding bill to try to force then-President Barack into delaying implementation of his marquee health care law. Read More »

Cavs Insider Reveals 3 Players Cavs Are Offering for George Hill

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It was a sixth win in seven games for Philadelphia, who also benefited from Dario Saric's 16 points. CLEVELAND LeBron James never imagined the view from 30,000 - points. Joel Embiid , who got named as an NBA All-Star, curved Rihanna on national television after having 26 points, 16 rebounds and six assists in a win against the Boston Celtics . Read More »

McConnell says he is optimistic Senate will approve stop-gap funding bill

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He has endorsed protecting so-called "Dreamers", making permanent the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but he also reportedly has demanded $20 billion in funding for construction of his proposed wall along the U.S. Trump dismissed that bill when it was presented to him at the White House, and in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, said that the plan was "horrible" on border security and "very, very weak" on other reforms that he has called for. Read More »

Somali authorities say troops rescue 32 children from 'terrorist school'

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The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said special forces raided the camp in Jame'o village in Middle Shabelle region. Al-Shabab has been fighting to overthrow successive internationally backed governments in Mogadishu for a decade and frequently deploys vehicle and truck bombs against military, government and civilian targets. Read More »

Parents of 13 malnourished children 'held captive' charged with torture and abuse

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Hestrin said the abuse "started out as neglect" but became more severe. David , 57, and Louise, 49, are each charged with nine counts of torture and 10 of child endangerment at the home in Perris, near LA. "Several of the victims have cognitive impairment and neuropathy which has nerve damage as a result of this extreme and prolonged physical abuse", he said at a press conference, adding, "None of them was allowed to shower a few times a year". Read More »

N.Korea cancels arts delegation visit to South to prepare for Olympics

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January 17 (ANI): North and South Korea have agreed to field a joint women's ice hockey team and march together under a unified Korea flag at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. Outside critics dismissed Kim's overture as a tactic to use improved ties with Seoul as a chance to weaken USA -led global sanctions over its nuclear and missile tests. Read More »

It's Democrats' turn to fear the shutdown trap

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Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., is one of those senators who said he's oppose the spending measure. The minority leader has warned Republicans that they will not have enough Democratic votes to break the 60-vote filibuster threshold. Still, he said that he's open to that. The president sowed confusion on Thursday morning when he tweeted: "CHIP should be part of a long term solution, not a 30 Day, or short term, extension!" The House budget patch would fund CHIP but notably excludes ... Read More »

Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

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Trump has said he'll end the program on March 5 unless Congress can come up with a fix. "I want to make sure that I can keep talking to the president", Graham said. Jackson said he didn't feel the test was necessary. Jackson said he would increase that dose in an effort to get Trump's so-called "bad" cholesterol, or LDL level, below 120; it now is 143. Read More »

President declares he is 'not a racist'

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Trump stands accused of using "s--hole" to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam, and Jackson said the president achieved a ideal score on the test. Read More »

Rapper And ISIS Militant Deso Dogg Killed In Airstrike

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USA officials said the anti-ISIS coalition did not carry out any airstrikes in the area, even though it was reported in some places that it had been a US airstrike. Court records suggest that they began their romance in secret using a clandestine Skype account. Greene said she was heading to Germany to see her parents, but instead flew to Turkey, according to The Guardian. Read More »

Twitter Goes Nuts Over Trump's White House Physical

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Jackson was appointed to be the official White House doctor by Obama in 2013. The initial study by McGill University researchers showed that people with good cognitive function scored an average of 27.4; those with MCI got an average of 22.1 and people who had Alzheimer's had an average score of 16.2. Read More »

House approves short-term spending bill; Senate Democrats vow to block it

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Asked if there was going to be a shutdown, he said "it could happen, it's up to the Democrats". "The only people standing in the way of keeping the government open are Senate Democrats", House Speaker Ryan told reporters. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the House Freedom Caucus, also said that staying was a wise choice, and said that he will skip his planned visit to the Davos forum if the government does shut down. Read More »

Shutdown looms larger in Senate after House vote

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They are Maggie Hassan, N.H., Martin Heinrich, N.M., Tim Kaine, Va., Angus King, I-Maine, Patrick Leahy, Vt., Jeanne Shaheen, N.H., Jon Tester, Mont., Tom Udall, N.M., and Mark Warner, Va. Still, McConnell was drawing up contingency plans to keep the Senate in session through the weekend if Senate Democrats block a short-term spending bill before the Friday deadline, according to two GOP aides. Read More »

South Korea mulls closing down virtual currency exchanges

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One of the main reasons as to why Bitcoin (rather all of cryptocurrency ) took a hit because Bitconnect, a platform for virtual currencies, announced that it's shutting down its exchange platform because of bad press, DDoS attacks, and two cease and desist letters sent to them. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Changes His Travel Plans As Government Shutdown Looms

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President Donald Trump says Senate Democrats are focused on "illegal immigration and weak borders" as a government shutdown looms. Shutdown coming? We need more Republican victories in 2018!" Trump tweeted at 7:04 a.m. In September, Trump announced he was ending the program and giving Congress until March 5 to come up with a legislative replacement. Lindsey Graham, a Republican, and Illinois Democratic Sen. Read More »

Djokovic, Sharapova back in business at Melbourne

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Maria Sharapova continued her Australian Open march, beating Latvia's 14th seed Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets to reach the third round. Kerber's match against five-times grand slam champion Sharapova will be a duel of thirty-something players, and the German said she took heart from the longevity of tour veterans like Serena Williams and Roger Federer . Read More »

US Supreme Court takes up Trump travel ban

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In a 175 page petition , the administration is asking the nation's highest court to overturn Judge William Alsup , a liberal Californian federal judge, in his bid to force the U.S. The president has been pushing Democrats to trade the preservation of the program in exchange for billions in funding for his border wall and tougher immigration rules . Read More »

Shut down the shutdown

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U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin , a Republican from the 2nd District, voted for the House bill and Rep. Chellie Pingree , a Democrat from the 1st District, opposed it. The military is now paid through February 1. So the troops just received a paycheck, and they wouldn't be due for another one until February 1. Social Security and other federal benefit programs and the military would continue operating, but many federal workers would be barred from work or not paid for their work during ... Read More »

Oklahoma City Thunder at Cleveland Cavaliers — Saturday Afternoon NBA

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And they did it against a now 13-32 Orlando team that was without starting center Nikola Vucevic (fractured hand) and key reserve Arron Afflalo (suspended ). Remember when Tyronn Lue warned that the Cavaliers would be "embarrassed" by the Warriors Monday if they didn't get their act together for that game? The Cavs were absolutely putrid in being outscored 33-17 in the third period. Read More »

Trump Won't Leave DC Until Government Shutdown Averted

However, Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday: "This is like giving you a bowl of doggy doo, put a cherry on top, and call it a chocolate sundae". When has the government shut down before? That tally dramatically increases the chances of a shutdown after Friday's midnight deadline. And women are 16 points more apt than men to say they'd blame Trump and the GOP . Read More »

Twitter Finds 1062 More Accounts Linked to Russian Agency

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The social media company said it's emailing notifications to 677,775 people in the USA who followed one of these accounts or retweeted or liked a Tweet from these accounts during the election period, according to a blog post Friday. Twitter says it's now uncovered more accounts and new information on the wide-reaching Russian cyberintelligence campaign. Twitter suspended the accounts, some of which were run by humans, so it will not tell each user what tweets they interacted with. Read More »

President Trump addresses March for Life

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As a Southern Baptist, I believe that life is a precious gift from God, a gift that begins at conception. "To all of you marching - you have my full support!" The president added: "We see that all the time". Bush and President George W. Bush all addressed the march via telephone or a radio hookup from the Oval Office, with their remarks broadcast to the crowd. Read More »

Rand Paul's Attacker Pleads Guilty To Felony

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Attorney's Office for the Southern District of IN announced Friday. Boucher admitted to the assault but denied that it was politically motivated, according to Minkler's office. Neighbors told reporters after the incident that Boucher had long resented what he called Paul's haphazard landscaping. Boucher has signed a plea agreement in the case, but as of the announcement of the charges on Friday no court date for a guilty plea had been set. Read More »