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Double amputee, Marine veteran sworn-in as NY police officer

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According to The Denver Post , in addition, the Marine vet skydives, snowboards and scuba dives. CBS affiliate, WTSP, reported, "his family came to the United States when he was six years old". According to The Denver Post , before he chose to become a police officer, Ferreira worked "as a steamfitter, welding while hanging off bridges and overpasses". Read More »

Udall will vote against Gorsuch, says should need 60 votes

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Whitehouse told The Providence Journal that he pressed President Donald Trump's nominee on major issues during confirmation hearings this week and came away dissatisfied. The only argument against filibustering Judge Gorsuch is, if you really believed that when Justice Kennedy retired and we wanted to filibuster that nominee that because we failed to filibuster Judge Gorsuch, Mitch McConnell would for some reason not go nuclear on the court-bending choice of Justice Kennedy's replacement. Read More »

AI expects windfall from Trump's electronics ban

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However, the airline also invites passengers to "appreciate the miracle of flight", or "meditate" as they while away the time. The US and United Kingdom have moved to ban larger electronics devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin on flights coming direct from some Middle Eastern countries. Read More »

North Carolina children found stabbed to death

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The murders come after the Fayetteville based father told authorities that his wife had been seeing someone else and that the children weren't his. The children were at the c. Freeman was taken into custody Friday afternoon after someone alerted authorities about a suspicious person near a doctor's office in Raeford . Deputies say the girls were found off of NC Highway 211 and Army Road in Raeford and were stabbed to death. Read More »

Former attorney defends handling of case as Jerry Sandusky seeks new trial

The interview came nine days after Sandusky's arrest, but it was necessary, according to Amendola, because Sandusky was subject to bad publicity worldwide, even to the point that some considered him "worse than Hitler". The defense was critical of the tactics Amendola used to defend Sandusky, often disagreeing amongst themselves about Amendola's type of "satirical" humor and chosen method. Read More »

Man was strangled, stuffed in freezer, autopsy finds

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A man whose body was found in a freezer was strangled to death, an autopsy revealed. Ezell says Stafford also stole a gold Cadillac from Kirkendall. Ezell also says the victim could have been dead for almost two weeks, but a full autopsy will determine how he died and how long he had been dead. Authorities said the freezer had been off for an extended period. Read More »

Up To 42 Reported Dead In Air Strike On Syrian Mosque

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He told CBS News correspondent David Martin there was a mosque across the street from the building the US hit. When he left, he said , he saw that the building for religious lectures affiliated with the mosque was hit. It is not clear whether the strike in Jinah would have been affected by any changes to those rules. The US, on the other hand, denied attacking the mosque stating that the US attacked the Al-Qaeda linked militants and the attack did not harm the mosque. Read More »

Donald Trump: Touts how health bill defunds Planned Parenthood

But those changes have now alienated some centrist Republicans, who huddled with Ryan and his leadership team for more than two hours Wednesday night to discuss the impact of moving the bill to the right. But reconciliation can only be used in certain, specific circumstances. The move could counteract President Trump's threats that he'll be "coming after" Meadows and others who oppose AHCA during the midterms. Read More »

UN fears 200 died in coalition airstrike on Mosul

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United Nations officials in Iraq warn that the US-backed Iraqi forces assault on western Mosul is setting the conditions for an even larger humanitarian crisis than that which already exists. The coalition statement said "multiple allegations" were being investigated. Displaced Iraqis flee their homes on March 24, 2017 as Iraqi forces battle Daesh in western Mosul . Read More »

Whitehouse & Reed Announce Opposition to Gorsuch For Supreme Court

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Senate Democrats are going to filibuster and require Gorsuch to get 60 votes for confirmation. "Gorsuch was destined to be confirmed based on his record and capabilities, but his calm demeanor, ultra-politeness, and respect to all the senators will make it practically impossible for liberals to demonize him as an uncaring shill for big business against the little man", Gaziano said . Read More »

Las Vegas LOCKDOWN as gunman opens fire

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Local media reported that the Las Vegas Police Department indicated that an "active shooter" was at still at large, but were found to be false. Nobody was injured in the incident and a suspect was taken into custody. A 21-year-old California woman who only identified herself as Kira told The News that she had just gotten out of the bathroom when she spotted a stocky man wearing all black standing guard outside the Rolex store. Read More »

Skagit County Sheriff's Office at odds with federal agency

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The weekly reports , a new requirement under President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration enforcement, list immigrants released after federal immigration officials asked that they be held until ICE could take them into custody. Stanek showed several still, time-stamped images from within the jail showing the two inmates being picked up by ICE agents they day they were released. Read More »

Plum leads Huskies into Sweet 16 matchup with Mississippi State

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Because knowing what they're going to do isn't the same as being able to stop it. Teaira McCowan scored a career-high 26 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, and had a career-high six blocked shots Friday night to lead the second-seeded Mississippi State women's basketball team to a 75-64 victory against third-seeded Washington in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Read More »

Supreme Court Pick Gorsuch Calls Trump's Attacks on Judges 'Disheartening' and 'Demoralizing'

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Asked whether presidents may bypass statutes in national-security matters, Gorsuch said that "presidents make all sorts of arguments about inherent authority - they do - and that is why we have courts, to decide". Schumer said proceeding while federal law enforcement authorities are moving ahead with a probe could prove "unseemly" while "this big gray cloud of an FBI investigation hangs over the presidency". Read More »

Kerr crushing Aviara course at Kia Classic, Ko crashes out

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Top-ranked and defending champion Lydia Ko missed the cut for just the second time in 91 LPGA Tour starts when she bogeyed two of her final three holes. "I feel like my focus left me a little bit at the end, but I played really well". "And then, yeah, it was fun to rally and obviously great to finish with a couple birdies". Read More »

Mother who abandoned 2-year-old daughter in grocery store arrested

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The small child was able to identify the woman as her "mommy" when she was shown a photo. When presented with her daughter, police said, Vilaysane responded, "Oh, just leave her ". At some point, the child wandered off, but Vilaysane continued shopping, never looking for her. Charges have not been filed; if they are, she would likely appear in court Thursday. Read More »

White House has some bad advice for women seeking maternity care

Mario Molina, CEO of Molina Health. "Insurers don't know what to expect next, and insurers like stability", Jost said. "We do have an obligation to address this". "I'm disappointed that they even has as many votes as they apparently do", Slavitt said. "Our job is to guarantee health care to all people as a right, not a privilege". Read More »

Missing Washington, DC, teens: What to know

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They asked the agencies to devote resources to determine whether these cases are "an anomaly" or a larger problem. Annual statistics show cases of missing children have remained relatively steady in Washington over the past several years - with 2,222 cases in 2014, 2,433 in 2015 and 2,242 in 2016. Read More »

Trump asks Republicans to withdraw healthcare bill

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Earlier this afternoon White House press secretary Sean Spicer had insisted the vote would go ahead at 3.30pm ET. Trump, via a message delivered by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to House Republicans, said the caucus could either pass the bill Friday or he would move on to other priorities. Read More »

Panthers sign RB Stewart to one-year contract extension

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The 30-year-old running back was slated to count $8.5 million against the salary cap in 2017. "The fans and the organization, they've always been good to me". Also, Stewart has carried a heavy load for Carolina since being picked in the first round of the 2008 draft. His durability and age are two reasons why the Panthers are expected to select from a deep crop of running backs in the 2017 National Football League draft. Read More »

N. Korea Ready to Conduct Nuke Test Any Time

Surveillance assets of the South Korean and USA militaries are closely monitoring the North's Punggye-ri nuclear test site on its east coast, the official who declined to be identified said by telephone. 2 or No. 3 tunnels at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. Pyongyang itself has been working to create the impression that it can launch a nuclear weapons test at any time. Read More »

Democratic opposition to USA high court nominee grows

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The Supreme Court is now generally divided between four liberals and four conservatives. The Washington Democrat says she will vote against confirming Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. He said several cases in which he has ruled for corporations over workers "don't represent the body of my work". Some senators and civil rights advocates said emails and memos that were released raise serious questions that Gorsuch did not adequately address. Read More »

Gorsuch's assurances to Senate likely to be tested upon confirmation

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When asked how he would respond to Trump's demands, Gorsuch said, "When I became a judge they gave me a gavel and not a rubber stamp". Schumer, in fact, laid out a procedural gauntlet in front of the Republicans. If the Republicans' goal was to persuade Democrats of a moral imperative to join them in support, they fell short. Gorsuch, 49, a conservative, is an appellate judge who now sits on the U.S. Read More »