• Special prosecutor: 'I won't make any pronouncements' about Loyd case
Special prosecutor: 'I won't make any pronouncements' about Loyd case

After Ayala refused, Scott has reassigned it to State Attorney Brad King. But the law does allow a governor to reassign a particular case for "good and sufficient" reasons. The law enforcement community was quick to slam Ayala and praise Scott's decision to remove her from Loyd's case. Prominent members of law enforcement in the Orlando community...

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  • ESPN Host Picks South Dakota State to Upset Gonzaga
ESPN Host Picks South Dakota State to Upset Gonzaga

Jordan Mathews led Gonzaga with 16 points while Przemek Karnowski , Josh Perkins , and Zach Collins each scored 10. Gonzaga shot 31 percent from the field in the first half . That 23 point average deficit is also the spread for this game . Plus, who doesn't want to see Motley go against Semi Ojeleye? In eight games that they failed to s...

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  • United States attorney for Southern District of New York Preet Bharara fired
United States attorney for Southern District of New York Preet Bharara fired

Relations have been warming to, uh, unusual levels between Trump and Fox's Rupert Murdoch, who Sherman previously reported is said to speak with Trump at least three times a week; Fox News has eagerly risen to the task of state propaganda outlet.

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  • Trump's Sending 2500 More Troops To Support ISIS War
Trump's Sending 2500 More Troops To Support ISIS War

On March 6, Pentagon officials confirmed that USA -backed militia in Syria had taken control of a key route out of Raqqa , dealing an important setback to ISIS. More American troops were needed to break the stalemate between the Afghan government and the Taliban, he explained. The Marine mission has similarities to an operation the Marine Corps ...

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  • Crews fight fires in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma
Crews fight fires in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma

Numerous grass fires grew rapidly on Monday due to dry weather and parched prairie land in the Texas Panhandle, north and western Oklahoma and southern Kansas . The Kansas Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Corey Holt, of Oklahoma City, jackknifed Monday while trying to back up his tractor-trailer on highway 34 in Clark County because of poor...

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  • Cummings, Trump to discuss lowering prescription drug prices
Cummings, Trump to discuss lowering prescription drug prices

Cummings said, however, he also used his visit to address issues he feels are important to African Americans. A meeting with top pharma executives in late January appeared to focus more on bringing manufacturing and jobs back to the USA, and lowering regulations than it did direct price negotiation - although Trump did say drug prices have been "...

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  • Unruly passenger causes Hawaiian Airlines flight lock-down and diversion
Unruly passenger causes Hawaiian Airlines flight lock-down and diversion

A flight attendant announced to passengers that the plane had to divert "due to operational reasons" and that law enforcement officers would be boarding the plane upon landing at LAX. Two uniformed airport officers escorted the passenger off the plan at 10:46 am. He was not arrested. The passenger was not a threat, Pedregon said, joking that ther...

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  • Daycare worker charged after security camera captures her shoving child down steps
Daycare worker charged after security camera captures her shoving child down steps

The incident happened at Childcare of the Future, on the 700 block of Secane Avenue in Primos at around 5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 3. The incident occurred half an hour after the Delaware County centre's security cameras were installed, ABC 6 reports.

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  • Supreme Court Avoids Ruling On Gavin Grimm's Case Regarding Transgender Rights
Supreme Court Avoids Ruling On Gavin Grimm's Case Regarding Transgender Rights

As CNN notes , this is a significant move: In sending the case back, the Supreme Court is letting the lower courts determine if discrimination based on gender identity equates to discrimination based on sex-and how the federal law should apply .

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  • Fast Processing of H-1B Visas Suspended
Fast Processing of H-1B Visas Suspended

The statement read that USCIS wants to process the pending cases that are nearing the 240 day mark, on priority. According to the USCIS, this temporary suspension will help it reduce the overall H-1B processing times. While no new law or executive order has been passed yet, experts nearly unanimously agree that the H-1B visa programme will most...

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  • GOP Leaders to Conservative Rebels: Trump Has Our Back on Obamacare
GOP Leaders to Conservative Rebels: Trump Has Our Back on Obamacare

When pressed on whether he has talked to House leadership about getting a copy of the bill, Paul declined to comment on specific conversations. "It's the secret office for the secret bill", Sen. "This is being presented as if it were a national secret, as it if it were a plot to invade another country". "I think buying insurance for people that...

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  • Baltimore police officers indicted in racketeering case
Baltimore police officers indicted in racketeering case

Some of the officers involved in the alleged conspiracy have a history of misconduct, according to the Baltimore Sun , including one whose conduct resulted in multiple settled lawsuits and another who was involved in three shootings over the course of two years.

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  • EU Parliament votes to impose visa requirements on USA citizens
EU Parliament votes to impose visa requirements on USA citizens

The EU resolution cites rules that require the organization's executive body to take action against the any nations that haven't offered full visa reciprocity. Following the parliamentary resolution, the Commission will have to make a legislative proposal for suspension of the visa waiver for Americans, which would have to be further approved by t...

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  • Hillsborough Boy Dies In Hot Car
Hillsborough Boy Dies In Hot Car

He died later at Brandon Regional Hospital. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to the center on the corner of West Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue along with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue around 2:40 p.m. "Today, a sweet little boy passed away". The grief was palpable as this family is now without one of their own, 2-year-old...

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  • Driver who crashed into New Orleans parade crowd identified
Driver who crashed into New Orleans parade crowd identified

John Rizzuto told the station he spoke with his son multiple times Sunday morning and that his son said "a stranger gave him a drink off the street and that's the last thing he remembered". Tracy Shields said she, her husband, and other family members and friends were focused more on socializing than watching the parade, when Rizzuto's pickup truck...

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  • Another Jewish Cemetery Was the Target of an Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack
Another Jewish Cemetery Was the Target of an Alleged Anti-Semitic Attack

Authorities provided no further information on the vandalism. After inspecting the cemetery, police determined 100 more headstones were knocked over. "We have full confidence in USA authorities to catch and punish the culprits". 'I'm hoping it was maybe just some drunk kids. "It's just very disheartening that such a thing would take place", M...

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  • Obamacare support reaches record high as Republicans push for repeal
Obamacare support reaches record high as Republicans push for repeal

Asked about those on Medicaid who already work - the Kaiser Family Foundation has estimated that almost 60 percent of adult, non-disabled Medicaid enrollees do - Buck said he wants to study the issue more . The GOP summary indicated federal funds would continue to temporarily fund 95 percent of the money states like Massachusetts, Pennsylv...

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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Confident We'll Get Out Of This Mess
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Confident We'll Get Out Of This Mess

Ginsburg pointed to the Women's March held the day after President Trump's inauguration. That was a time when "anyone who wasn't born and bred in the US was considered an outcast", she said . "I would say we are not experiencing the best of times". In an interview with the BBC's "Newsnight" on Thursday, Ginsberg defended the importance of a fr...

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  • Suspect charged in case of missing Georgia teacher
Suspect charged in case of missing Georgia teacher

Grinstead went missing on October 22, 2005, from her Ocilla home. "I think the whole case needs a fresh look", Lindsey said. Police immediately went to her home. In a 2006 interview with the Atlanta-Journal Constitution , Grinstead's sister Anita Gattis said she believed her sister left with someone she knew.

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  • Baton Rouge woman: 'I've got another family' after saving officer's life
Baton Rouge woman: 'I've got another family' after saving officer's life

The officer saw drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle of 28-year-old suspect Thomas Bennett during a traffic stop, per police. At that moment, she says, "The officer and I just locked eyes". 'It was something that went through my soul, ' she said . Bennett was arrested on aggravated batters, disarming a police officer, battery on a police off...

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  • What's open, closed on Presidents Day?
What's open, closed on Presidents Day?

While the holiday has commonly become known as Presidents Day, the federal government still designates the third Monday in February as a holiday celebrating Washington's Birthday. 22 as a federal holiday. Of the most recent US Presidents, who do you think was the best leader? Yet Lincoln's birthday isn't recognized as a federal holiday, and few p...

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  • Police officer shot and killed responding to crash in Whittier, California
Police officer shot and killed responding to crash in Whittier, California

In the midst of a pat down, Corina said the man pulled out a gun and started shooting. That homicide and auto theft occurred about 5:30 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1400 block of Volney Drive in the East Los Angeles/City Terrace area, according to Deputy Kimberly Alexander of the Sheriff's Information Bureau.

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  • Tense Oakland Police Armed Standoff Comes To Dramatic End
Tense Oakland Police Armed Standoff Comes To Dramatic End

The freakish standoff began after a sniper report near Golf Links Drive and 98th Ave. around 9 a.m. A nearby stretch of eastbound Interstate 580 has reopened, and a shelter-in-place order for the area has been lifted. The police said that after the suspect had been shot and disarmed, he was arrested and admitted to an area hospital. Video footage...

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  • Southern California hit by massive storm
Southern California hit by massive storm

Two vehicles fell into a 20-foot sinkhole in Studio City Friday and firefighters had to rescue one woman who escaped her auto but was found standing on her overturned vehicle. The area received about 3 inches of rain as of Saturday morning. Almost three inches of rain fell in the Van Nuys area over a 24-hour period, according to the National ...

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  • Pruitt confirmed as EPA administrator
Pruitt confirmed as EPA administrator

He sued the agency he intends to lead more than a dozen times while top prosecutor of his oil and gas producing state, and has expressed doubts about the science behind climate change. Almost 800 present and former EPA officials have signed a letter opposing Pruitt; many have also taken it upon themselves to call USA senators to voice their...

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  • El Paso officials dispute federal agents' account of domestic-violence victim's arrest
El Paso officials dispute federal agents' account of domestic-violence victim's arrest

After an alleged domestic abuse victim's arrest by immigration agents in El Paso gained national attention , advocates and attorneys said the case could set a risky precedent for immigrants who might decide against reporting crimes if faced with the possibility of deportation.

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  • Senate narrowly confirms Mick Mulvaney to serve as Trump's budget chief
Senate narrowly confirms Mick Mulvaney to serve as Trump's budget chief

Mulvaney is a fiscal conservative and is open to defense spending reform. Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said that Mulvaney will serve President Donald Trump's administration well. NPR reports that Mulvaney played "a prominent role" in the 2013 budget crises that led to a two-week shutdown of the federal government...

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  • Police investigating killing that was streamed to Facebook live
Police investigating killing that was streamed to Facebook live

The Chicago Tribune reported that Takiya Holmes, 11, died Tuesday morning from wounds she suffered in a shooting on Saturday. The attack is said to be gang-related and Breunna's boyfriend was reportedly a known gang member. Over the weekend, over 20 people were shot, with five fatalities. "They shot us down!" the victim screamed to a woman, wh...

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  • Fire at Disneyland parking garage on Monday
Fire at Disneyland parking garage on Monday

The fire was reported at around 4.40pm (12.40am GMT) on the second floor of the six-storey Mickey & Friends vehicle park in the attraction's north-west corner. Daron Wyatt, a spokesman for the Anaheim Police Department. The blaze broke out in a auto park - which holds 10,000 vehicles - in the California park, on Monday (Fenruary 13).

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  • Israel bars Peru's fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo
Israel bars Peru's fugitive ex-leader Alejandro Toledo

Officials said they have alerted Interpol and have information that the former leader, now a Stanford University visiting scholar, may be in San Francisco, USA. The government of Peru said that the United States has denied a request to hold former President Alejandro Toledo, who is being sought on corruption charges.

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  • Yale Finally Drops White Supremacist's Name From Its College Building
Yale Finally Drops White Supremacist's Name From Its College Building

Yale University will rename one of its residential colleges , replacing the name of an alumnus remembered for his role in the Confederacy and advocacy of slavery with that of an alumna who was a pioneering mathematician and computer scientist who helped transform the way people use technology.

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  • Boston, New York bracing for one foot of snow
Boston, New York bracing for one foot of snow

As tempting as it may be, New Yorkers shouldn't spend their snow day in the park, city officials said . Snowfall forecasts range from a few inches in central New York to a foot or more in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long Island.

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  • Immigration raids staged in Southern California
Immigration raids staged in Southern California

An ICE official tells ABC News that nearly all of those arrested in the L.A. area had criminal histories and were targeted based on criminal activity, illegal re-entries after previous deportation or as immigration fugitives. With his decree, Trump - who vowed as a candidate to deport some three million undocumented immigrants with criminal recor...

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  • Top Senate Democrat says has 'serious concerns' about court nominee Gorsuch
Top Senate Democrat says has 'serious concerns' about court nominee Gorsuch

He said he asked Gorsuch whether a "Muslim ban" would be unconstitutional, referring to the President's executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries. Schumer said last week he needed time to review Gorsuch's 10-year record before scheduling a meeting. Further, more voters support his confirmation than they ...

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  • Judges in immigration ban case in a 'vacuum,' U.S. security chief
Judges in immigration ban case in a 'vacuum,' U.S. security chief

Rep. Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security panel, said even the suggestion of a Muslim ban could alienate allies and embolden adversaries. Kelly responded: "Not until the boom". The decision was announced the same day as the release of the intelligence community's unclassified report on the Russian government's alleged hacking...

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