• Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert for Manchester
Ariana Grande to perform at benefit concert for Manchester

Singer Ariana Grande has announced she will return to Manchester, England, for a benefit concert following a terror attack at her concert earlier this week. "I'll be returning to the incredibly courageous city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families",...

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  • Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding
Kansas lawmakers prepare to debate tax hikes, school funding

Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., said of the report by lawmakers' nonpartisan fiscal experts. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, a leading GOP voice on health care reform, attended the session Thursday even though he is not formally a part of the working group.

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  • Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too
Tornado has touched down, more rain predicted too

A possible tornado touched down in Sampson County, North Carolina on Tuesday, injuring at least one person. The two fronts will bring scattered thunderstorms with them, starting in the afternoon and continuing through the evening. Another very potent storm system is sliding in from the southwest, and as a result, another round of heavy rain and sev...

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  • Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem in an effort to revive peace process
Trump meets Abbas in Bethlehem in an effort to revive peace process

He called Trump's visit to the Western Wall particularly noteworthy given Obama's decision not to veto the "stupidest United Nations resolution ever", which declared that the site is not part of Israel . "I've heard about you so much from my mother". "So, we are telling you right now, that Iran will not have nuclear weapons", he said. During h...

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  • Single-Payer Health Care Would Cost $400 Billion Annually in California
Single-Payer Health Care Would Cost $400 Billion Annually in California

The estimated annual cost - triple the cost of California's proposed $124 billion general fund budget for next year, according to The Mercury News - includes all covered healthcare services and administrative costs, at full enrollment, the study said.

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  • Is your sunscreen protecting you? Report ranks sunscreens
Is your sunscreen protecting you? Report ranks sunscreens

More than half of moms responding believe the proper time to apply sunscreen is as soon as they start feeling skin burn. One of the issues of disagreement is that even though the FDA contends that products labeled with SPF higher than 50 are "inherently misleading", they have not mandated that producers of sunscreen refrain from labeling th...

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  • DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

CNN reported Saturday that Clarke plagiarized significant portions of his 2013 thesis on homeland security, failing to properly cite his sources 47 times. "Guy is a sleaze bag'" he tweeted. CNN KFILE reporter Andrew Kaczynski went on the network Saturday night to defend the story. Specifically, Clarke, a former Trump surrogate, said he'll...

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  • Illinois Football Players Arrested for Armed Robbery, Home Invasion
Illinois Football Players Arrested for Armed Robbery, Home Invasion

Daniels noted Holcombe played seven games, mostly on special teams. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Three suspended IL football players have been charged with burglary and aggravated robbery charges after what they say was a prank on a fellow dormitory resident.

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  • Donald Trump dismisses Russian Federation collusion claims as a total hoax
Donald Trump dismisses Russian Federation collusion claims as a total hoax

He said Flynn's security clearance had been renewed in April 2016, and the Obama White House had not stepped in to revoke it. That's because the White House wanted to make sure "we were doing the right thing". Commenting on this conversation on Fox news, President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for not vetting Flynn. Yates, who ...

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  • Sheriff pushes back against Texas'
Sheriff pushes back against Texas' "sanctuary city" ban

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas approved a measure to ban " sanctuary cities " on Sunday, allowing law enforcement officers during a routine stop to question any individual about their citizenship status. Critics of the legislation say that it will allow authorities to discriminate against Hispanics. "The people of the state of Texas wante...

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  • Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby
Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky ., Sunday, May 7, 2017. "I knew we had a big shot with this horse and I was hoping it would happen", said Pletcher, who also won with Super Saver in 2010.

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  • Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high
Some rivers receding, but Mississippi River remains high

The governor declared a state of emergency Monday after more than a week of severe storms, flooding and tornadoes. Officials said the levee was built only to withstand 28 feet of water. Louis County this week. Among them are Route 30 or Gravois at the Meramec River and Route 47 from the Missouri River Bridge in Washington to Marthasville.

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  • Democratic leader cites 'good progress' toward avoiding government shutdown
Democratic leader cites 'good progress' toward avoiding government shutdown

The White House is under the gun to craft a compromise that would keep the government running while not appearing to cave on Trump's demand that Congress fund a wall on the border with Mexico. They could also be exempted from Obama's mandate that insurers cover a list of services like hospitalization and substance abuse treatment and from its prohi...

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  • Storms, heavy rain possible today and tonight
Storms, heavy rain possible today and tonight

The work week is starting out where this past weekend's weather left off: warm and sticky. The storms will move off the coast before sunrise Tuesday morning. The bad news is that the gorgeous weather is coming to an end. More energy potentially lends toward stronger, more organized storms. As the atmosphere cools down in the evening, it loses...

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  • Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill
Moderates balk at conservative-backed, revised health bill

The text of the bill and a pair of amendments were posted late Wednesday on a website listing bills that may be considered this week on the House floor, but the House Rules Committee hasn't yet scheduled a meeting that would be needed to prepare for a floor vote.

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  • Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit
Trump tax plan could be good news for many, bad for deficit

Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for USA tax policy. "I can't support it if it eliminates the property tax and state income tax deductions", Congressman Peter King of NY told Agence France-Presse.

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  • DNC Unity Tour Hits Speed Bump Over Candidate's Abortion Record
DNC Unity Tour Hits Speed Bump Over Candidate's Abortion Record

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) kicked off his multi-state unity tour with new Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez in style Monday, delivering a rousing speech in Portland, Maine. "Our big tent is big enough to accommodate people who have viewpoint diversity on a number of issues", he said. Rather than learn a lesson from that, Perez an...

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  • Mulvaney says no shutdown, even with border ask
Mulvaney says no shutdown, even with border ask

A senior GOP aide told Business Insider that congressional leaders are not sure whether the bill, even with the adjustments, has enough support to get through the House. Some states had high-risk pools before Obamacare, but a Kaiser Family Foundation study found them to be underfunded . But some insurers say that is not enough.

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  • New York Pilots Free College Tuition Plan
New York Pilots Free College Tuition Plan

Along with those requirements and accountability measures, Tramuta also mentioned that in the event students do not meet the requirements for reasons other than certain exceptions (military, illness, etc.), the scholarship is then taken away, and students can not get it back.

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  • Deadline approaches for tax season
Deadline approaches for tax season

The world boxing champion was elected to the Senate a year ago after a two terms as Sarangani congressman. The Internal Revenue Service collected 29 million individual returns between April 8 and April 22. W.; Rainbow Senior Center at 211 N. Third Ave. Taxpayers who haven't gathered all the proper information to file a complete and accurate retur...

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  • Republicans hold onto Kansas House seat
Republicans hold onto Kansas House seat

Republicans, though, heralded Republican Ron Estes' 53 percent to 46 percent victory over Democrat James Thompson in Kansas' 4th Congressional District as proof that voters continue to support the GOP agenda and Mr. But in a sign of nervousness, Republicans poured money into the race late to bolster Estes. The president joined the effort for E...

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  • Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt
Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt

WHAT: Easter egg hunt sponsored by the firefighters of Muskogee Fire Department. Any animal that lays eggs seems like it might be female, but I'm inordinately tempted to use second-person masculine pronouns in reference to the rabbit. Top off Easter Service with bottomless mimosas, a BYO Bloody Mary bar, and a kids-eat-free menu. "We colored th...

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  • Schiff Can't Say There's Evidence of Trump Campaign Colluding With Russia
Schiff Can't Say There's Evidence of Trump Campaign Colluding With Russia

Congressional committees and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are looking into allegations by USA intelligence agencies that Russian Federation meddled in the election campaign. What Flynn could tell investigators are unknown. Look, it's, it's very mysterious to me though why, all of a sudden, General Flynn is suddenly out there saying he wants ...

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  • Washington Co.'s Allisha Gray selected in WNBA Draft
Washington Co.'s Allisha Gray selected in WNBA Draft

Washington Husky center Chantel Osahor is off to Chicago. Chicago drafted Alaina Coates with the second pick. There, Coffey will be selected in the WNBA Draft, kickstarting the professional career for arguably the best player in Wildcats program history.

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  • White House, lawmakers adrift over reviving health bill
White House, lawmakers adrift over reviving health bill

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the caucus leader, said talks were boiling down to curbing several of the current law's coverage requirements - a sharp contrast to the full repeal of the statute that many initially demanded. "The majority of the Freedom Caucus would be favorably inclined to vote for that", Meadows said, adding: "We've got to act to ...

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