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Montana ranks 12th overall as a good state for working moms

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Vermont ranked as the best state for working mothers. North Dakota took the top spot, Louisiana was ranked last. They focused on three specific areas: child care, professional opportunities, and work-life balance. "State and local governments could be leaders in establishing paid parental and care leave, and even consider family allowances that are provided in some European countries for families with young children", said Linda Grant , Professor Emerita of Sociology at University of Georgia. Read More »

Penn State Fraternity Members Charged in Death

The charges are the result of a months-long grand jury investigation. DiBileo's father, the county controller, said the family has retained Scranton attorney Paul Walker to represent his son. Around 11:50 p.m. the night of the party, after Piazza's fall, fraternity member Greg Rizzo wrote to others in the house in a group message that Piazza "might actually be a problem". Read More »

Trump to announce federal court nominees

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A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will meet next Monday to hear arguments in that case. President Donald Trump's amended travel ban will face a key test on Monday, when a USA appeals court is set to take on a case that has stymied the administration's controversial efforts to bar travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. Read More »

Jared Kushner's Family Banned Journalists While Pitching 'Golden Visas' For Chinese Investors

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Kushner Companies has already used EB-5 money for a project called Trump Bay Street in Jersey City, New Jersey, which raised $50 million, or one-quarter of its funding, from EB-5 investments, a company representative confirmed to CNN . Kushner Companies distanced itself from the photo Monday, insisting that the image "was part of a presentation by the event's organizers". Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who has sponsored a bill to eliminate the EB-5 visa program along with Sen. Read More »

Experts worry over GOP health law

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Republican-led healthcare reforms will provide people across our country with a patient-centered, affordable healthcare system. "If victorious, Republicans will be having a big press conference at the handsome Rose Garden of the White House immediately after vote!" The new law would also give states the power to opt out of enforcing pre-existing coverage requirements. Read More »

This Republican District Has The Most To Lose After Obamacare Repeal

He said it is worse than the first Republican-written bill that failed earlier this spring. Democrats are also refusing to participate in any effort to dismantle Obama's law, while some Republican senators - Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - object to cutting Medicaid , the federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled. Read More »

Injured In UT Stabbings Released From Hospital

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Austin police said one person - later identified as Kendrex White - is in custody after the stabbing which happened at around 1:46 p.m. UT Police Department has not yet been able to identify the motives or strategy behind todays attack. Read More »

President orders monuments review

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The order specifically asks for a review of the 1.35 million-acre Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. President Donald Trump may be opening a can of worms in his order to review the national monuments established by prior presidents. In an interview, Aaron Weiss, spokesman for the Center for Western Priorities, said the Antiquities Act is a "one-way law", allowing presidents to create and expand monuments but giving only Congress the power to revoke or shrink them. Read More »

Police now say 9 killed in serial shootings case

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But police on Monday announced they had tied Saucedo to nine killings in all - eight random victims and one man that he knew. Most of the killings by a gunman dubbed the Serial Street Shooter took place in a predominantly Latino neighborhood between August 2015 and July 2016. Read More »

Trump rolls back offshore drilling restrictions

Trump's new order asks for a review and replacement of the Obama administration's last five-year oil and gas development for the outer continental shelf to be reviewed and replaced. Zinke said east coast lawmakers are keen to promote offshore wind and he is "optimistic" about its future. In addition, under the order Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will review previous presidents' designations of marine national monuments and sanctuaries under the 1906 Antiquities Act over the last 10 years. Read More »

DeVos says she'll advocate for HBCUs

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a school choice event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. DeVos has not responded directly to the calls for her to step aside from the commencement speech, but said in a statement released Sunday evening that she is looking forward to meeting with students and faculty and delivering her first commencement address as Education Secretary. Read More »

Republicans Press Case for Health Bill as Senators Weigh Changes

President Donald Trump also campaigned on that promise, though he also promised a wider, cheaper and more effective health care system if he were elected. "Problem with that is then it's passed on to everyone else", she says. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August but has had symptoms over the past five years. Read More »

Penn State fraternity, 18 students charged in connection with pledge's death

The grand jury report concluded that "the severity of Timothy Piazza's condition was obvious and noticed by the fraternity brothers and pledges around him that evening". Jim Piazza made the comments at a news conference Friday after charges against Beta Theta Pi and 18 frat brothers were announced by the Centre County district attorney. Read More »

Threat Closes Schools In Grantsburg

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In a separate posting, police claim he wrote, "You assholes will get the justice you deserve. I will as well, but I'll tell you now, it's not in jail". "Please do not send students to school", Burgin posted. Parents are being asked not to bring their students to school, and district bus drivers were asked to take kids home. Read More »

Phoenix police announce arrest in serial street shootings

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After trying to find the suspect for more than a year, police announced on Monday they had linked Saucedo to a total of 12 seemingly random shootings on the city's west side. But police on Monday announced they had tied Saucedo to nine killings in all - eight random victims and one man that he knew. The family of accused Serial Street Shooter Aaron Saucedo's first alleged victim is speaking with 12 News nearly two years after his death. Read More »

Former AG: White House was warned about Flynn

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Two days before Yates took her concerns to McGahn, agents interviewed Flynn about his contacts with Russians. Pence then went on CBS News' "Face the Nation" and said Flynn's conversations with Kislyak "had nothing to do" with sanctions. Read More »

State trooper shot to death in DE parking lot

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A man who fatally shot a DE state trooper outside a convenience store on Wednesday was shot by police Thursday morning after an overnight stand-off at his home, state police said. When the suspect again exchanged fire with police at about 9:25 this morning, he was shot and killed. Delaware Gov. John Carney has ordered flags flown at half-staff in his honor until further notice. Read More »

N/Korea Missile Test Fails Again, Angers U.S, Others

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His intervention builds on that of US President Donald Trump earlier this month - just prior to his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. "The key to solving the nuclear issue on the peninsula does not lie in the hands of the Chinese side", Wang said. Read More »

An Early Preview of Democrats' Health Care Strategy

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They cite concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions , along with cuts to Medicaid . Senate Democrats asked Republicans Tuesday to drop their bid to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law, offering to help improve the nation's health care system if they did. Read More »

Judge Rules Aaron Hernandez's Conviction Can Be Erased

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But Garsh said no one could know why Hernandez took his life, and she was bound to follow state law. Attorney John Thompson said a conviction is not considered final until it is decided by a higher court. His suicide came just five days after he was acquitted in a separate double slaying in 2012. Thompson says he has recent correspondence from Hernandez in which he was interested in pursuing an appeal of his conviction. Read More »

Penn State students face hundreds of charges in hazing death

The district attorney said today that Piazza had two serious falls during the night and by the time he went to the hospital on February 3 it was essentially too late, according to The Patriot-News. Beta Theta Pi's global fraternity in a statement called the "nature of the charges incredibly disheartening" and said it stood by its decision to suspend and disband the local chapter. Read More »

Trump Signs Order Reviewing Offshore Drilling Regulations

The order seeks to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to areas now off limits, in the Trump administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production. Specifically, the executive order calls on the U.S. Department of the Interior to examine current offshore energy development bans, in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. Read More »

News guide for Trump-Russia probe focusing on ousted Flynn

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Flynn was compromised with respect to the Russians", Yates said. Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general fired January 30 by President Trump for refusing to defend his travel ban executive order that was later stopped in court, told the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism that she first met with White House counsel Don McGahn on January 26. Read More »

Appeals judges hear Trump administration's arguments on Muslim ban

But some members of the 13-judge court, said they couldn't ignore Trump's statements as a presidential candidate that he wanted to ban immigration by Muslims. Although the travel rule does not explicitly mention Muslims, the Maryland judge, Theodore Chuang, accepted arguments that Trump's history of anti-Muslim rhetoric presented "a convincing case" that it amounted to "the realization of the long-envisioned Muslim ban". Read More »