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Roger Ailes, Fox News Founder Embroiled in Sex Scandal, Dies at 77

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He is widely believed to have created the behemoth that is the Fox network, having overseen production since its founding in 1996. She described her husband as a "patriot", a "loving husband" and a "loyal friend". It was during a 1967 taping of " The Mike Douglas Show " that Ailes met future president Richard Nixon , who later tapped him to serve as his executive producer for television. Read More »

Cleveland fires officer, suspends another in Rice shooting

Tamir Rice's mother, Samira Rice, said today she is relieved that Loehmann was sacked but believes Garmback should also have been terminated. As ABC reported, the Loehmann failed to report on his Cleveland Police Department job application that a suburban department had allowed him to resign rather than be fired at the end of a six-month probationary period. Read More »

Sen. John McCain: Senate Working On Its Version Of AHCA

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It was a Daily Beast original investigative piece where they talked about the fact that if you're wondering why Republicans are so willing to support this piece of legislation that their constituents and the American public clearly hate, and it's going to strip them of their health insurance, then you need to look at their financial disclosure forms. Read More »

McConnell faces a challenge passing health care in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has demonstrated very little desire to kill the legislative filibuster. But McConnell and Senate Republicans reworked the rules so that the 60-vote rule no longer applied. In his tweet, Trump didn't differentiate between tax cuts and a broader tax reform package. According to a new poll out this week, just 8 percent of American adults want the Senate to pass the House health bill as it is. Read More »

Leaked birth control rule would broaden religious exemption

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Yet HHS has confirmed it is revisiting the contraception mandate in the wake of Mr. Trump's May 5 executive order bolstering religious liberty . A few days after President Trump's inauguration, he signed an executive order that fueled the GOP's war on women's health and reproductive rights. Read More »

Prosecution timeline of traffic stop in Castile shooting

Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez, 29, with one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm in November. As WCCO notes , Yanez is facing manslaughter charges in Castile's death. He was dressed in a well-tailored gray suit with a purple tie. Defense Attorney Marsh Halberg believes Yanez is starting off with a slight advantage, public opinion of the hard job those in law enforcement do every day. Read More »

Trial opens for man accused of abusing 'gifted' girl, others

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She said she gave birth to the first of two daughters when she was 14. She testified Kaplan taught them about life, faith and how to be a woman and wife, after Kaplan helped them financially when they were involved in a lawsuit. "As we all well know and understand, we're familiar with him and his ways, and we understand that he's always motivated to follow the leading of God", she said. Read More »

Feds still committed to Paris Accord, Environment Minister McKenna says

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Meanwhile, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Europe must make clear to the United States that quitting the Paris climate agreement is not a straightforward process, and that fully leaving the deal will take years. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called the the expected decision "irresponsibly shortsighted and harmful to the United States". " Climate change is not a fairy tale". Read More »

San Jose State student kidnapping deemed a hoax

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She had told OR police she was set to graduate from San Jose University on Saturday morning but had been kidnapped from her California apartment 500 miles away by a suspect armed with a knife. Police said a woman allegedly kidnapped from San Jose and found early Saturday morning on an OR road told officers today that she made up the whole story. Read More »

Train stabbing survivor says don't focus on him

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Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, was on a Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light-rail train in Portland late Friday afternoon when he started yelling what "would best be characterized as hate speech toward a variety of ethnicities and religions", police said . Read More »

Senate Republicans head home still searching for health care deal

With "Obamacare", Democrats set out to get more people insured, but they also wanted to bolster the underlying coverage . The top-line numbers in the CBO score are bad enough, but they are more than just numbers and this report underscores the real-life impact the legislation could have on poor children. Read More »

What are the most misspelled words in every state?

The Scripps National Spelling Bee starts tomorrow , which is unfortunate for Arizona because apparently we don't know how to spell tomorrow, or is it tommorow . According to the Scripps web site, Ishreet "loves to spell, and she puts in a lot of work when she sits down to study". Last year, the spelling bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year in a row, with Jairam Hathwar and Nihar Janga declared co-champions. Read More »

Coal, solar stocks fall as USA set to ditch Paris climate deal

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The official, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the decision before the official announcement, said the president and his aides were finalizing the details of a pullout. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on USA energy policy and climate regulations, on March 28 at the Environmental Protecton Agency in Washington , D.C. Read More »

Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, 'Other'

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The law goes into effect on July 1. What do you think about the new Senate Bill 240? " Wagering on events other than sports and races continues to gain global popularity, but Nevada statutes regarding the types of events allowed under the pari-mutuel system wagering are unclear", said Boyd law student Nelson Lambert , testifying before the Senate Committee on Judiciary in March. Read More »

Muslim Groups Raise Thousands Of Dollars For Portland Victims

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Jeremy Christian , a 35-year-old known locally as a white supremacist , was scheduled to be arraigned on charges that include aggravated murder. The probable cause affidavit written by Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney Ryan Lufkin says Christian also calls himself a "patriot" and says, "That's what liberalism gets you" as he discusses the killings. Read More »

Portland mother to Trump: Condemn acts of hate

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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler urged organisers of a Trump Free Speech Rally scheduled for Sunday in a park to cancel it , saying the event was inappropriate after the stabbings and speculating that it could turn violent. "They are heroes, yet their families are not only going to be faced with the pain of losing people they love, but with financial hardships from their passings", a description on the GoFundMe page says. Read More »

Honey Creek student competes in National Spelling Bee

The map , based on data from January 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017, breaks down the most commonly searched "how to spell" words by state, according to Google . Last year, the bee made the championship rounds longer and the words tougher, but it still ended with two spellers sharing the title. She was the very first contestant to take the stage in the preliminary round on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Comey to Testify Again Before Congress

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According to news reports , the one White House adviser who questioned the wisdom of the Comey hit was Steve Bannon, who was concerned about the inevitable backlash. The result is problems on multiple fronts: a government whose bonds with Congress, federal agencies and the public look increasingly fractured; an ambitious but stalled program of reforms; and a president whose low approval ratings threaten his party's control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections. Read More »

North Carolina government spending bill heading to House budget panel

A filibuster can only be ended if 60 senators, an exceptionally high number, agree to cease debate on an issue. Even when rule was changed in 1975 to make it 60 rather than 65 votes that were required to break a filibuster, it remained (and remains) the single most important difference between the House and the Senate. Read More »

LA County Homeless Population Jumps 23 Percent in One Year

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This year's report shows that the county's total homeless population has swelled to 57,794 residents-up from 46,874 in 2016. LAHSA's 2017 tally also includes temporarily "sheltered" homeless individuals, whom the report defines as "individuals or families living in supervised publicly or privately operated shelters created to provide temporary living arrangement". Read More »

Teen Girl Charged After Uber Driver Killed in Chicago Suburb

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Uber, a ride-sharing company with outfits throughout the US, is. Police said the teen girl was located near the crime scene in possession of two weapons believed to have been used in the killing of 34-year-old Grant Nelson. The ongoing investigation revealed Grant was working as an Uber driver and was dropping off a fare in the area when the attack occured. Alex said that her brother was a pianist who loved classical music, films and the family dog Lilly. Read More »

Video shows man jumping from fuel tanker as it explodes into flames

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The driver was injured, but the extent of the injuries isn't known. In addition, light rail service is shut down between Dry Creek and Belleview Avenue, the Regional Transportation District reported on Twitter. Firefighters sprayed foam on the burning truck and the foam was also sprayed across both north and southbound lanes about 12 miles south of downtown. Read More »

Maniac driver plows down people in Times Square

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The Thursday incident caused panic on one of New York's most crowded thoroughfares. Rojas has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide. After hitting the barricade, Rojas jumped out and began running, yelling and jumping before police and bystanders wrestled him to the ground. After he was arrested, he told officers he was hearing voices and expected to die. Read More »