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Sean Spicer promises 'candor' after landing paid speaking gig

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is forever bound to Melissa McCarthy , the comedian/actress who famously portrayed him on "Saturday Night Live ". Other memorable moments include a favorable comparison to Adolf Hitler and a retreat into the White House bushes to avoid reporters' questions about Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Read More »

Rossi to miss Misano MotoGP due to injury

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Vinales is now in third place in the standings, 13 points behind Andrea Dovizioso of Ducati Team. Rossi, who is placed fourth on 157 points, is facing a race against time to be fit for the following race in Spain on September 24. "I slept on it, but as the bleeding continued this morning, I went to the Emergency Room at Pistoia Hospital.I then had an operation on my finger to reattach the tendon and then stitch it all back up". Read More »

Homeowners worry as National Flood Insurance Program set to end

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According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ), the organization has $1.7 billion to pay claims and only $5.8 billion left that it can borrow from the U.S. If you live in a flood plain, flooding is a preexisting condition. So if it is allowed to expire, that could mean that some new and existing homeowners in Houston will have significant trouble securing flood insurance for their homes - and that, in turn, might affect their mortgage loans if their loan is federally ... Read More »

Should the US Cancel the Iran Deal?

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Haley even suggested that Iran could have hundreds of covert nuclear sites which cannot be inspected under the deal, but offered no evidence for her assertion. Under the agreement, the IAEA can request access to any site if there is a specific concern about illicit or undeclared materials and activities. "I think Haley's speech really didn't offer us any alternative ways forward". Read More »

JD(U) seeks termination of Sharad's RS membership

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Yadav had also undertaken a tour of the state with RJD support. Defying a party diktat, Sharad Yadav attended a rally organised by RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on August 27, inviting the wrath of JD (U) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. Read More »

President Trump Is Reportedly 'Crushed' Over The Departure Of His Longtime Bodyguard

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According to Bloomberg, because of the lower government pay and longer hours, Schiller planned to return to the private sector where he had risen to the head of security at the Trump Organization. With doors around the White House now closed, both figuratively and literally, Schiller has told friends he doesn't like working under Kelly as much, according to Bloomberg. Read More »

Submarine Inventor Claims Journo Kim Wall Died When Hatch Fell On Her

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Peter Madsen said Kim Wall was killed in an accident aboard the UC3 Nautilus submarine, which he built himself. Ms Wall, who had worked for the New York Times , The Guardian , South China Morning Post and Vice Magazine, boarded the submarine on the evening of August 10, reportedly as part of an assignment. Read More »

United Kingdom proposes to end free movement of labour after Brexit: Guardian

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Sources told the paper that document has been circulated amongst senior officials and ministers, sparking rows between Cabinet ministers. No.10 last night said: "We do not comment on leaked documents". "Why have they asked the MAC to do a major programme of work if they have already decided what they want to do?" The TUC said the plans would mean that migrants would be exploited and "create an underground economy". Read More »

Ukraine to consider deploying United Nations peacekeepers in Donbas

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It believes that deploying such a mission can help restore peace and security to eastern Ukraine. "It would be good if we take it as an opening to talk about new ways of detente", he added. The confrontation since April 2014 between government troops and pro-independence insurgents in eastern Ukraine has claimed about 10,000 lives. Earlier in the day, Putin that he supports the idea of sending peacekeepers to Ukraine in order to ensure the security of the Organization for Security and ... Read More »

With the start of school, police urge drivers to slow down

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The Alberta RCMP reminds everyone that road safety is a shared responsibility. Schools across MI are officially back in business. Reduce speeds in school zones and be ready to stop at any time. Vehicles must yield to a person in a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Watch for bicycles on, and crossing, the street. Other tips include wearing bright reflective clothing due to the decreasing daylight hours. Read More »

Scotland to end sale of diesel and petrol vehicles by 2032

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Sturgeon unveiled plans to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2032 - eight years ahead of the United Kingdom government's target - and more immediately to expand substantially the provision of electrical charge points. "These challenges are considerable, but in each of them we will find opportunity". Now we again look to the future. Ms Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament: "Scotland has a good record on housing - we are building social housing at a faster rate than any other part ... Read More »

What is DACA? A look at immigrant program repealed by Donald Trump

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President Obama's creation of DACA in June 2012 gave these now young adults the ability to further their education, get jobs, drive legally and not live in constant fear of deportation to some country they know nothing about. "They may do something different then what they're doing now, so we'll just have to wait and see", said school spokeswoman Amy Evans. The White House news means that young immigrants brought in here illegally as children, will no longer be protected by the ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma Strengthened To Category 5

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Rip currents are likely and there may be beach erosion on the Outer Banks, forecasters said . "While the exact path of Irma is not absolutely known at this time , we can not afford to not be prepared ". Virgin Islands through September 7 can rebook without a modification charge, although they may have to pay a difference in fare. The last major hurricane to hit Florida was Wilma in 2005. Read More »

Eyeing stronger ties, Modi embarks on 3-day trip to Myanmar

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Appreciating India's development partnership with Myanmar in the areas of health, education and research, he said: "In this connection, the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology and Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research deserve special mention". Read More »

Gas $3 per gallon? Blame Harvey

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GasBuddy's daily survey of local outlets reported identical average prices - $2.67 per gallon - on Tuesday in Manatee, Sarasota, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Wholesale gasoline prices, which surged during the week, declined 3 cents to $1.75 a gallon. Houston-area prices are up about 37 cents, while Dallas and San Antonio prices have risen by 50 cents or more per gallon, according to data collected by GasBuddy. Read More »

Dreamers, allies remain prayerful on State House grounds as DACA falls

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They are now legal citizens, but the status of many children of illegal immigrants is in question with President Donald Trump's decision to end the dreamers' program. She believes the six-month delay in the enforcement of Trump's decision will allow the president time to negotiate with lawmakers. "There is nothing that we will be pushing on more strongly for Congress to act on", Smith said in the NPR interview. Read More »

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Head Resigns From Trump Council Over DACA

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He will take any position that he thinks is of benefit to him at that immediate moment and say the exact opposite at any other moment as long as it suits his purposes. We are talking about people's lives here, and chief among them are the young people who are brought here with no knowledge or any kind of decision of their own. Read More »

JJ Watt Gives A Glimpse of Supplies To Be Donated To Houston

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It's at least the third time she has done so since Thursday, when the White House announced that the president would pledge $1 million of his or his foundation's money to disaster relief for Hurricane Harvey victims. "The EPA is going to get on top of that". "We have players dealing with water in their homes, we have three coaches in neighborhoods where there are mandatory evacuations, a couple coaches in neighborhoods where there are voluntary evacuations, players the same thing". Read More »

RCMP encourage back to school safety

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Drivers should familiarize themselves with the specific times during the school day when the school zones in their area are in effect. Vehicles approaching from both directions must stop for school buses when their lights are flashing. · In the dim early morning hours or on dark evenings, wear brightly-coloured clothing, a reflective arm band or clothing with reflective strips which will help you to be seen by motorists. Read More »

Poland-backed refugee quota complaints dropped by top European Union court

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Hungary and Slovakia argued at the Court of Justice that there were procedural mistakes, and that quotas were not a suitable response to the migrant crisis. The Hungarian Helsinki Committee, an advocate for asylum-seekers, urged Hungary to give refugees an opportunity to make their case for asylum. Recent figures show that fewer than 28,000 of the 160,000 relocation target has been met. Read More »

New US citizens react to DACA shutdown

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But in a statement Tuesday afternoon , McConnell praised Trump's decision to pull the plug on the program. North Texas " Dreamers " now protected by DACA said they were concerned on Tuesday after the Trump administration announced the program would be ended. Read More »

As storm displaces east Texas animals, El Paso steps in to help

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Twenty dogs were welcomed to CT from Texas in order to clear up some shelter space for other animals displaced by Hurricane Harvey . "So we bring them to the big cities, where there is a demand for dogs", Lehman said. That includes donations of food and pet supplies for foster families, as well as monetary donations for vet care and taking on more rescues. The Connecticut Humane Society is fundraising right now to help pay for this trip, and possibly another one. Read More »

Fewer Traffic Deaths in MO This Labor Day

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Sunday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Two fatal crashes were worked during this reporting period, which killed two people (Stanton County and Allen County). 112 people suffered injuries in collisions this Labor Day weekend. The operation will be September 1 and 4 and will include Interstates 29, 44, 55 and 70, and U.S. Read More »

Obama dubs DACA reversal as 'cruel, self-defeating, wrong'

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Texas and other states that maintained their "disingenuous threat to sue must also be held accountable for their despicable role in this body blow to the nation". "But now there is more to do, and the president has called on Congress to act", he said. Paul Ryan, the Speaker in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, released a statement on Tuesday. Read More »

'More questions than answers': Md. campuses react to decision ending DACA program

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I can go to school. Immigrant applicants for HB 1403, an in-state tuition affidavit, might provide a clue , but the 2016 count of 843 includes out-of-state students, transfer students and others with general undocumented status . The march ended outside of a Phoenix Police Department station, though some students later were taken by volunteers to a different protest outside Immigration and Customs Enforcement's downtown Phoenix office. Read More »

Food workers strike in St. Paul for $15 minimum wage

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Seattle is phasing in a $15 minimum wage; it now stands at $11. "It's for everyday people". The sentiment that workers need to be united was echoed in Kansas City, where McDonald's employee Kenya Banks shared how her close encounter with death on the job pushed her to strike. Read More »

White House rescinding 'unconstitutional' DACA program

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Since his election last fall, President Donald Trump has had immigration reform in his sights. NY and Washington state on Monday promised to sue Trump if he rescinded the program, while nine Republican state attorneys generals said they planned to file suit on Tuesday if Trump did not end it. Read More »

Ann Coulter: Trump can't blame Congress if he fails to build wall

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The President still doesn't get that he is no longer filming an episode of The Apprentice. But while Coulter expressed her concerns that Trump was not going far enough on immigration and wondering where the promised wall on the US southern border was, recipients of DACA were facing up to an uncertain future. Read More »

Trump, Turnbull talk North Korea, floods

Sanders also said that the rest of the world, including Russian Federation and China, must do more to address the North Korea threat. They welcomed China's support for United Nations sanctions and its efforts to increase pressure on North Korea, but agreed China still holds substantial economic influence which should be used to bring the regime to its senses and restore stability on the Korean peninsula. Read More »

Badgers hold steady at No. 9 in latest AP poll

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The Clemson Tigers made the jump up to No. 3 and surpassed USC after the Tigers took care of business over Kent State in the opener. The Sooners' move to No. Six SEC teams were represented in the AP Top 25 with No. 1 Alabama leading the way followed by, No. 12 LSU, No. 13 Auburn, No. 15 Georgia , No. Read More »

President Trump to Announce Decision on Immigrant Children Program

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There are 800,000 such people nationwide. "We love the Dreamers - we love everybody", the president said in the Oval Office, surrounded by faith leaders after signing a proclamation of a day of prayer. Already, 29 bipartisan mayors have called to keep DACA . Our nation has made an investment in their future that not only transformed their lives, but also had widespread economic benefits for all of us. Read More »