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Virginia Judge Tees Up Argument Over Travel Ban for Top Court Virginia Judge Tees Up Argument Over Travel Ban for Top Court
- March 26, 2017

Trenga wrote that the president's past rhetoric has become less significant given the significant changes between the first and second executive orders . It more strictly looked at how the travel ban is worded in light of presidential power over immigration and national security. The revised order halted admissions of refugees for 120 days, but it no longer banned Syrian refugees indefinitely and didn't favor Christians. (more...)
Trump administration orders United States embassies to conduct tougher screenings on visa applicants
- March 25, 2017

President Trump promised on the campaign trail to establish "extreme vetting", on people entering the US, and this measure appears to be a step towards that pledge. The second order was also blocked by the courts this month as well. The visa applicants hoping to enter the United States, for family, tourism and business reasons, must apply for a visa and the US Embassy officials have the right to deny visas for anyone suspected of being a security threat, conducting fraud or planning to ... (more...)
March for Meals puts focus on home meal service March for Meals puts focus on home meal service
- March 25, 2017

County Mayor Paulette Burdick said the local governments can not provide all the funds to cover any potential cuts in federal grants. "I was looking forward to that", she said. And you guys say we live in a bubble? Ha! This can not be what people had in mind when they voted for Mr. Trump as the populist candidate who would improve the lives of the poor and disenfranchised. (more...)
Family attorney: Elizabeth Thomas warned to call police if she wasn't home
- March 21, 2017

As WKRN reported, Cummins was already facing charges after he was sacked from Culleoka Unit School for allegedly having sexual interactions with Thomas. That afternoon, investigators say they determined Thomas was 80 miles away, in Decatur, Ala . The pair are believed to be traveling in a silver Nissan Rogue SUV with TN license plate 976-ZPT. (more...)
Trump administration 'fired' Preet Bharara Trump administration 'fired' Preet Bharara
- March 14, 2017

Last week, the president claimed that former president Obama had ordered his Manhattan headquarters, Trump Tower, be bugged by the intelligence agencies. But Mr Bharara was a unique case: the Indian-born prosecutor known for his toughness and for remaining untethered to politics or party had been assured by the president-elect that he could keep his job. (more...)
ISIS pummeled in Mosul while coalition plots assault on Syrian 'capital' ISIS pummeled in Mosul while coalition plots assault on Syrian 'capital'
- March 13, 2017

They did not indicate where the attacks were, but said they'd killed 425 Kurds overall since the invasion of Syria. Turkey has warned the US against siding with the SDF, given it is comprised of Kurdish YPG fighters, which Ankara views as the Syrian extension of its rival Kurdish PKK militant group. (more...)
Quake study: 'Big One' could be overdue along Grapevine Quake study: 'Big One' could be overdue along Grapevine
- March 10, 2017

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new study that says we could be overdue for a major natural disaster from the San Andreas Fault along the Grapevine - in the Tejon Pass near Frazier Mountain in northeastern Kern County - that would shake the Los Angeles basin for several minutes. (more...)
Thursday marks 20th anniversary of the death of rapper Biggie Smalls Thursday marks 20th anniversary of the death of rapper Biggie Smalls
- March 10, 2017

Looking back at his life, death and legacy, fans can remember the thousands of people including Mayor David Dinkins who lined the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant for Biggie's funeral. "I want everyone to get involved and rap your favorite Biggie verse, tag me and use the hashtag #WeMissYouBIG @badboyent". It was on March 9, 1997 when the 24-year-old was leaving a Vibe party in Hollywood when a man in a dark colored Chevrolet Impala SS pulled alongside the NY native's GMC Suburban SUV and ... (more...)
Hundreds rally at Downtown Crossing on International Women's Day Hundreds rally at Downtown Crossing on International Women's Day
- March 10, 2017

The whole point is to make people realize what an inconvenience it is when Women don't show up. But some women say they are negatively effected by the protest. Women in Utah stood with others across the globe who are striking in solidarity Wednesday to say they will no longer be ignored . "We are really here safeguarding the rights of women and girls and their families and we need to be here to do that", said Frankel. (more...)
Cummings, Trump Meet; Talk Race and Drug Prices Cummings, Trump Meet; Talk Race and Drug Prices
- March 10, 2017

Cummings and Welch, however, gave a bit more color on the meeting, saying Trump appeared enthusiastic about the draft legislation and that he told Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price to " get it done ". Americans spent $374 billion on prescription drugs past year, but only 17 percent of people shop around for a lower price. Cummings said he also addressed the president's allegations of massive voter fraud in the November election, telling Trump the president can not investigate ... (more...)
Daycare worker charged after security camera captures her shoving child down steps Daycare worker charged after security camera captures her shoving child down steps
- March 08, 2017

A day care worker appears behind the child. Sarah Gable , 52, was sacked from the Future Day Care Centre after CCTV cameras installed just minutes earlier caught the violent attack. "It still hurts me, just seeing the video", Tavares told CNN affiliate KYW. As the 52-year-old bends over she spies the recently installed security camera and freezes momentarily. (more...)
Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights Supreme Court scraps case on transgender bathroom rights
- March 07, 2017

And then the Trump administration rescinded President Obama's transgender guidelines, which said that public school students should be allowed to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity. Under Title IX , which bans sex discrimination, the Education Department stated that "a school generally must treat transgender students consistent with their gender identity". (more...)
Mike Pence Rips AP For Publishing His Wife's Email Address
- March 06, 2017

Publicly releasing a letter addressed to Gary B. Pruitt, President and CEO of the Associated Press , Pence announced that the news organization had refused to remove Karen Pence's email from a published story , and declared that she is owed an apology. (more...)
Republican senator demands his own party reveals its Obamacare repeal plan
- March 04, 2017

The amount of the credit would not vary based on income. The slightly revised draft, obtained by Politico and dated February 24, 2017, would set some type of higher-end cutoff of the tax credits . That idea is broadly unpopular with business groups, labor unions, and conservatives. Yet a trio of Senate conservatives - Mr. Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah - have objected to the House GOP approach, on top of centrists who are anxious about unwinding Obamacare's ... (more...)
Seven Baltimore police officers 'robbed cash' Seven Baltimore police officers 'robbed cash'
- March 03, 2017

Mr Gondo is also charged with participating in a drug conspiracy. "Where there is smoke, there is fire and a few police officers that I already spoke to today, when they heard a couple of the names involved, were not surprised", said Commissioner Kevin Davis , "So if they were not surprised...why did it take this long to get to where we are, I think that is a leadership challenge". (more...)
Colts defensive lineman charged with DUI, theft after allegedly stealing golf cart Colts defensive lineman charged with DUI, theft after allegedly stealing golf cart
- March 01, 2017

Police said Parry used derogatory language to address officers, including referring to them as "fat f-s", and at one point laughed about being arrested on suspicion of stealing the cart. David Parry has enjoyed a decent National Football League career for the Colts, starting in all 32 games of his first two seasons and notching four sacks from the nose tackle position. (more...)
Justice Department Reverses Position On Texas Voter ID Law Case
- February 28, 2017

The DOJ plans to withdraw from a six year long legal battle against Texas' voter-ID law, one of the strictest in the nation. Voting rights lawyers are set to argue in a Corpus Christi federal court on Tuesday that Texas lawmakers knew their voter ID law discriminated against Hispanics and African Americans, and yet passed it anyway. (more...)
8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after vehicle crash 8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after vehicle crash
- February 27, 2017

The child was traveling with her mother, Toyia Thomas, and police believe they were just bystanders. Thomas said she was unable to slow down in time, and the cars collided with each other. No word on why the other two cars crashed into the Accord. That's when she noticed the blood on her jacket. Police said they are searching for the dark four-door sedan and the driver of the Pontiac. (more...)
Heitkamp to hold future meetings to address Obamacare repeal
- February 27, 2017

More than 84,000 people signed up or renewed health coverage under the ACA in the area that includes Norfolk, Newport News and Portsmouth, the agency reported. To pay for the replacement, Republicans want to limit tax breaks on expensive employer-based health plans, akin to the ACA's "Cadillac tax" on generous employer and union health coverage. (more...)
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Defends Media in BBC Interview
- February 26, 2017

Ginsburg praised the massive January 21 pro-abortion, anti-Trump Women's March , according to Alex Johnson. Given all this, could any reasonable person believe that Ginsburg can still rule fairly and dispassionately on the highly-charged issues that are likely to come before her as a result of Trump's policies and the avowed "resistance" to them by the elite who continue to pine for Hillary Clinton? She has said many times, including yesterday, she is not planning to do so. (more...)