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Bill O'Reilly to return with new podcast episode Monday

Carlson was shifted into the 8 p.m. time slot vacated by the 67-year-old O'Reilly, who agreed to leave last week amid allegations of sexual and racial harassment from women at the network. O'Reilly said. "I don't want the media to take what I say and misconstrue it". His show Tucker Carlson Tonight drew in a total of 3.2 million viewers, easily doubling the ratings of competitors Anderson Cooper at CNN and Chris Hayes at MSNBC. Read More »

Despite Criticism, FCC Announces Official Plan to Roll Back Net Neutrality

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During the FCC's May meeting, the Commission will be voting on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that starts the process of eliminating the main studio rule. "Make no mistake about it: this is a fight that we intend to wage and it is a fight that we are going to win", he said . The FCC chairman also endorsed the decision of Congress and Trump to undo Internet privacy protections put in place in the final weeks of the Obama administration. Read More »

What are the odds? 2 caught trying to steal statistics exam

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A student in the U.S. has been charged with burglary after crawling through the university's air ducts to cheat on his exam. When he returned, he tried to unlock the door, but it was blocked. After his initial escape, Mr Lynch realised that the game was up. Lynch told the police that he had originally broken into Cain's office at 6 p.m. Read More »

EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views

Protesters marched through the snow in Denver. The changes, announced Friday (April 28), came on the eve of the People's Climate March , in which thousands of demonstrators rallied in cities around the world on Saturday to support protections for the environment and to protest Trump administration policies. Read More »

NBA Roundup: Warriors go up 3-0 on Jazz

Its lowest total prior to Saturday was 25. On his way to the bench, a heckling section of fans caught his attention. History says it's over: No NBA team has wasted a 3-0 series lead, James has never coughed up as much as a 2-0 series lead, and even if the Raptors get injured point guard Kyle Lowry (ankle) back for today he surely won't be anywhere near his best. Read More »

Army secretary nominee questioned by Gillibrand drops out of running

Green, a retired Army flight surgeon, was tapped in April as Trump's pick after billionaire Vincent Viola withdrew over issues related to divesting from his financial holdings, reports CNN . In 2016, Green told a tea party group , "if you poll the psychiatrists, they're going to tell you that transgender is a disease ". The Trump administration has yet to nominate a replacement. Read More »

Texas Is Banning Sanctuary Cities

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott quickly tweeted: "I'm getting my signing pen warmed up". There should be an embedded item here. What does the bill actually say? "This law basically wants to turn our police officers into folks asking to 'Show me your papers, '" he said , referring to a provision in the bill which allows local law enforcement to ask a person's immigration status. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency, prime minister says

Macron won after one of the most unpredictable elections in modern history marked by scandal, repeated surprises and a last-minute hacking attack on the his campaign. But she defiantly claimed the mantle of France's main Opposition by calling on "all patriots to join us" in constituting a "new political force". Two-month euro/dollar implied volatility - derived from a currency option that covers both rounds of the legislative elections - fell to its lowest levels since early October last ... Read More »

'Trumpcare' bill set to hurt Republicans

It didn't take long for advocacy groups to attack swing-district Republicans who voted for the American Health Care Act, the bill to repeal and replace Obamacare . It's important to note that the AHCA still bans basing premiums on gender and occupation, so pregnancy may not be considered a pre-existing condition, though that is unclear. Read More »

Blues hold off Predators, send series back to Nashville for Game 6

Vladimir Tarasenko #91, Jaden Schwartz #17, and Joel Edmundson #6 of the St. Louis Blues celebrate after Schwartz scored the game-winning goal. Schwartz has a team-high four postseason goals, including three game-winners. Notes: The Predators' only playoff series clinched outside of Nashville came in Game 7 in Anaheim to clinch their first-round series a year ago. This is why you play this game. Read More »

Student Stabs 4, Kills 1 Near Texas University

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Witnesses told UT police that he appeared "normal ". Carter said the student, Kendrex White , had recently been involuntarily committed at a hospital in another city. All of the victims were male students. He was a part of Graham High School's graduating class of 2016. "Stuart went through a 5+ hour surgery and was kept in ICU overnight", the GoFundMe page says. Read More »

Congress approves stopgap funding measure to avert government shutdown

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On the separate health care bill, House Republican leaders are still scrounging for votes from their own rank-and-file to rescue it. According to a House Democratic aide, most of the disagreement is around remaining provisions in the bill, and issues ranging from general consumer protections to global family planning remain as the lasting sticking points for Democrats. Read More »

Restraining order granted against mother of Elizabeth Thomas

Cummins will be shackled and transported from the jail to an airport where he'll board a U.S. Marshal-owned air plane, said Daniel T. Shelton, a spokesman for the U.S. The 50-year-old former Maury County teacher was arrested last Thursday morning after Griffin called 911. "It's kind of like a death because the Tad I knew is gone", she said. Read More »

San Jose police say suspect killed ex's parents

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San Jose police say a man shot his ex-girlfriend's parents dead at their home before he turned the gun on police and was shot and killed by an officer. The San Jose Police Department remains on the scene of a fatal double shooting that ended with a police involved shooting in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, Calif., Thursday, May 4, 2017. Read More »

Deadly flash flooding shuts down parts of Missouri

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Shayna Kremer took several photos in Pacific, another city along the Meramec River, on Tuesday evening showing streets flooded in all directions. A large area of eastern Missouri and southern IL remained under flood warnings on Thursday morning. Read More »

More rain in the forecast adds to woes in flooded Midwest

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Forecasters are warning of a flash flood emergency for parts of northeast Arkansas after rising floodwaters caused a levee to fail. "MoDOT cautions all travelers to never drive through water on the roadway", it said Turn around and find an alternate route. Read More »

Republican accidentally tells the truth about GOP health policy

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The notion of the "deserving" and "underserving" sick is a controversial one in the ongoing row over Obamacare, which provides health insurance for millions of poorer Americans. On Monday afternoon, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) was asked by CNN's Jake Tapper about House Republicans' resurrected health insurance bill that the Trump administration is now trying to muscle through Congress. Read More »

Flooding closes 57-mile stretch of Interstate 44

The Missouri Department of Transportation said Monday that several sections of the stretch of I-44 between Rolla and Lebanon are underwater. All told, more than 300 roads are closed in spots around Missouri. Randy Rowe, director of Laclede County's Office of Emergency Management, says his office got a call last Wednesday from the National Weather Service, And since then his team along with the Laclede County Sheriffs Department, park rangers and Highway Patrol have been warning people along ... Read More »

Morning flooding update from Table Rock Dam

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The plan is to lower the gates inch by inch into Monday night (May 1). The floodgates are closed at Keystone Dam, because the Arkansas River downstream is already experiencing high flooding. Once the flood storage capacity is filled, the dam will continue to hold the water now stored in the lake, however, water still entering the lake will flow across the overflow spillway. Read More »

Stock to Watch: STMicroelectronics NV (STM)

Morgan Stanley cut shares of STMicroelectronics NV from an "equal weight" rating to an "underweight" rating in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Barclays PLC set a €9.30 ($10.11) price target on STMicroelectronics NV and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. Read More »

Ivanka Trump clothing linked with 'sweatshop' factory

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G-III required its 80 workers to work nearly 60 hours per week for a near Chinese minimum wage, $US62 ($AU82) a week, according to a factory audit released Monday. Trump does not have a leadership role in G-III and it is not clear if her products were being made at the time of the investigation. The Ivanka Trump brand declined to comment. Read More »

Royal Caribbean International makes first cruise call in Cuba

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The new flights would be effective November 1. Monday, American filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation requesting seven weekly flights between Miami International Airport and Havana . JetBlue already is cutting capacity by switching to smaller aircraft on some routes to cut capacity. With these adjustments, Havana is performing well against our expectations and we are seeing strength in our groups business. Read More »

House GOP health bill changes exempt members of Congress

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Seventy percent of respondents said that health insurers should not be allowed to charge people more for having pre-existing health conditions - and they think this should be the rule in all states. As Vox points out, an added provision would exclude members of Congress and their staff from the possible ill effects of these waivers. After the text of the bill was released Tuesday, numerous conservatives came out in favor of the amended AHCA. Read More »