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Missouri Valley Conference invites Valpo to join the league

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Valparaiso is already located within the league's footprint, providing a strong geographic fit in addition to a good match on-court with a league that prioritizes basketball. The Horizon League has been hoping to get into multiple-bid territory with the NCAA Tournament. But Valparaiso's departure - which would cost the school a Horizon League buyout in the neighborhood of $500,000 - sets that goal back, substantially, while leaving the Horizon League with nine member institutions. Read More »

Missouri Valley invites Valparaiso to join league

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Valparaiso, which was also considered for membership when the Valley expanded in 2013, jumps ship after a successful recent run in the Horizon League. Drew was Valpo's coach from 2011-16, before leaving past year for Vanderbilt. The Horizon League softball tournament begins on Wednesday in Chicago and the baseball tournament will be held at the end of the month. Read More »

Our opinion: Fred Upton plays a reckless game with health care bill

It was this amendment that helped swing the vote of moderate Republican House members in favor of passing the AHCA by a thin margin of 217-213. U.S. They complain that it cuts taxes for the wealthy while allowing insurers to increase rates significantly for those with pre-existing conditions and the elderly. Read More »

South Korea election: Polls open to choose new president

But whoever becomes president could also dramatically alter the current state of affairs on the Korean Peninsula starting day one - the victor will immediately take charge. Park Geun-hye was impeached and removed from office on bribery, extortion and other corruption charges. The new leader will still serve out a full, single five-year term. Read More »

USA in on climate talks as deal pullout floated

That option is reported to have become more likely in recent days, after Trump advisors including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt raised concerns that backtracking on Paris commitments might open the USA government up to legal challenges. Read More »

Baton Rouge cops who shot Alton Sterling won't be charged

Fred Crifasi, an attorney representing Lake, said his client is "relieved" by the conclusion of the DOJ investigation, but will refrain from public comments through the state case. Officer Salamoni holstered his weapon, and then tackled Sterling; both went to the ground, with Officer Salamoni on top of Sterling, who was on his back with his right hand and shoulder partially under the hood of a vehicle. Read More »

Texas governor signs bill to ban 'sanctuary cities'

Some Democrats said the timing of the signing particularly stung after three recent federal court rulings that found intentional discrimination in Republican-passed voting laws. MALDEF and other immigrant advocates have vowed to challenge it in court. Under Hernandez, the county has refused to detain defendants for immigration investigations unless they are charged with crimes such as murder, aggravated sexual assault or human trafficking. Read More »

Texas Police Fire Cop who Killed Jordan Edwards in Unjustified Shooting

After originally reporting the vehicle had been aggressively driving toward officers, Balch Springs' police chief said video footage showed the teenagers were driving away when Oliver opened fire. "Our family is working hard to deal with both the loss of our beloved Jordan and the lingering trauma it has caused our boys", a family statement said. Read More »

Appeals court hears testimony on Trump travel ban

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The judges often interrupted one another and engaged in back-and-forth exchanges with the lawyers and among themselves. "This is not a situation where we have to psychoanalyze the President". It appears that all the statements on the campaign site have been taken down. Trump issued the March executive order after federal courts blocked an earlier version, issued on January 27 a week after he took office, that also had included Iraq among the nations targeted. Read More »

The Bachelor's Chris Soules arrested after deadly vehicle crash

The crash occurred about 15 miles away from the reality star's farm in Arlington, Iowa . "The successful farmland advisor and investor holds a double major in agricultural studies and agronomy from Iowa State University". BUCHANAN COUNTY ( KWWL ) - UPDATE: Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a crash allegedly involving former Bachelor star Chris Soules. Read More »

Trump to visit Middle East in first foreign trip

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Senior administration officials, briefing reporters on the condition of anonymity, said Saudi Arabia was picked as the first country to counter a narrative that Trump doesn't get along with Saudi officials. The stops were added to the front of a previously scheduled trip to Brussels and Sicily for back-to-back summit meetings held by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Group of 7 economic powers. Read More »

2 doctors found dead in penthouse likely knew killer

Conley said his correction of the initial report was not to discredit the officers involved in the confrontation, rather simply to correct the record. Teixeira, 30, lay in his bed at Tufts Medical Center covered up to his chin by a blanket during the arraignment. His injuries are not life threatening. Read More »

US Secretary Tom Price defends cutting almost $1 trillion from Medicaid

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 21, 2016, to unveil a new gun legislation proposal. Mr Obama defended his signature achievement in Boston on Sunday night while accepting the John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award. "This is one stage in a multistage legislative process", he said. Read More »

Trump to NRA: 'Eight-Year Assault' on Gun Rights Is Over

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While Trump praised Handel for keeping Democrat Jon Ossoff from winning the all-party primary outright, Trump complained that too many Republicans had run in that contest and hurt one other's chances. No national office-holding Democrat has proposed banning private gun ownership. "Don't even think about it". The group's efforts may have proved the tipping point in more rural, gun-heavy states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - handing Trump the presidency. Read More »

Confederate Memorial Day: New Orleans Begins Removing Confederate Monuments

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New Orleans city officials began the long-planned removal of four Confederate monuments early Monday morning as crews dismantled an obelisk commemorating an 1874 white supremacist uprising. that killed nine churchgoers. There are three statues left to take down before Mitch can pretend that he's solved all of the problems in New Orleans . Read More »

White House postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact

The Paris accord was hailed as the last chance to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming, but was savaged by Trump during his presidential campaign. "The U.S. will remain engaged in the work that the Arctic Council does on climate change throughout", Balton said Monday. He repeatedly sued the EPA over restrictions on extracting and burning fossil fuels. Read More »

Health care fight shifts to Senate, where GOP wants a reboot

The idea, of course, is to help the Senate produce a bill that'll be more acceptable to House conservatives right off the bat; get Meadows's buy-in early and some of the Freedom Caucus will come along, raising the odds of eventual passage. He said the bill that narrowly cleared the House last week and which faces significant revision by the Senate will be an improvement over the current system of limited choice and rising costs. Read More »

Mexico Concerned Over Texas' New Tough Immigration Law

Any anti-sanctuary city measure may face a tough road after a federal judge in April blocked Trump's executive order seeking to withhold funds from local authorities that do not use their resources to advance federal immigration laws . Passage of the law is a major win for the Republican. The law also drew rebuke from Mexico, which is Texas' largest trading partner and shares close ties to the state. Read More »

Coughing, convulsing and calls for probe after Arkansas execution

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Then the rate slowed for a final five movements. Davis said the state will work on procuring the drug again and will reschedule the executions when the stays and court cases are resolved. CNN reports some states have tried to import drugs that aren't approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Because he once knew that same dark place, Mr Williams could connect and show people that from even the darkest of places, you can always come out and change and help others to see right from ... Read More »

New Orleans to take down Confederate statues

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Shortly after, many other major Southern cities, especially those with prominent black populations, followed suit, removing the Rebel flag from public areas and dismantling monuments dedicated to the Confederacy. Last month, as The Two-Way reported , a federal appeals court greenlighted the city's plans to remove the monuments, including statues of Confederate leaders Robert E. Read More »

Health Care Debate Shifting Over To US Senate

They cited concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions, along with cuts to Medicaid . In a Friday editorial , they savaged the bill itself and the way Republicans got it through the House, pointing to the "breathtaking hypocrisy" of Republicans having "falsely accused Democrats of rushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress" before themselves passing Trumpcare without hearings or a CBO analysis. Read More »

14 killed as storms and flooding sweep across US

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott deployed a search and rescue team to the area. Parts of IN have received up to 20cm of rain IN the floods, while some areas IN Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas have been submerged IN floods 10cm deep. The children's mother was able to swim to safety after the flood waters washed the vehicle off a bridge, but was unable to find the children, Fox 16 reported. Read More »