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Immigration agents aid in arrests of accused gang members

In the course of about six weeks, Immigration and Customs Enforcement apprehended almost 1,400 people who allegedly fit at least one of the president's descriptions, the agency announced Thursday . 95 arrested in 5-day Houston area ICE roundup almost 300 were arrested on administrative immigration violations. The remaining 283 claimed no gang affiliation but were arrested on criminal or administrative charges.

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Baylor Women's Golf in Fifth Place at Athens Regional

From each regional six teams will advance to the NCAA Championships. USC, playing on this course for the first time since its 2008 NCAA title, is seeking its 20th straight trip to the NCAA final field while now riding an NCAA-record streak of even straight regional wins.

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Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons

The officers were investigating a gang-related shooting that occurred earlier in the evening about 6:30 p.m. near 18th and Halsted streets in the Pilsen neighborhood, about 3 1/2 miles northeast of where the officers were shot, police said.

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Texas governor signs ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'

Signing the bill during a Facebook Live video Sunday, Abbott said the law would allow police to ask about a person's immigration status and would require the local government and law enforcement to comply with federal immigration laws. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, told the Dallas Morning News that the law was a "colossal blunder" and that the lawmakers who championed it were small-hearted.

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Iowa escaped inmate captured after killing deputy

Correa-Carmenaty is being held at the Douglas County Jail in Omaha. No graveside service will be held. Authorities are still working to determine how Correa-Carmenaty obtained the gun and whether he had been able to free himself from his shackles during the ride back from court.

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State charges still possible for Baton Rouge officers

Washington-Absuleh was one of several speakers at a vigil for Alton Sterling on Tuesday who talked not only about Alton Sterling's case but about what can be done to hold police accountable and build up the black community in North Baton Rouge .

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Trump Picks Anti-Abortion Activist for Top HHS Post

Yoest's role within HHS is no doubt a threat to reproductive health. "Why can't you report what the research actually shows?" While she served as president of Americans United for Life, one of the most well-known anti-abortion groups in the country, Yoest was a prominent leader for the anti-abortion movement.

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Fitbit helps snare U.S. husband in connection with wife's murder

It was only at 10:20 that Dabate himself made a 911 call to the police about his wife's death. Dabate claimed he was tied to the chair after the man had murdered his wife, but scared the intruder off by kicking a blowtorch at his head. The call was made at 10:20 AM. One day after Connie was murdered, Dabate cashed out her life insurance policy. During his interview with detectives, Dabate admitted to having an extramarital affair that ended in a pregnancy, although he was vague with ...

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National monument designations should require congressional approval, not a Trump Executive Order

Some businesses in the Katahdin region are not happy with Governor LePage's continued opposition to President Obama's National Monument designation. Republicans also objected when Obama created the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument in ME last summer on 87,500 acres of donated forestland.

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Tennessee kidnapping suspect wanted to take teen to Mexico, court documents say

Anthony Thomas called Cummins "a very poor excuse for a teacher and authority figure, a father. he's a poor excuse for a human being", reacting to an interview with Cummins' sister defending her brother's actions. "She put her hand over my shoulder and patted my back and said, 'It's okay, '" he recalled. During 38 days on the run, Cummins tried to avoid detection by switching license plates on a 2015 Nissan Rogue he stole from his wife and disabling its GPS system, authorities said.

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UC Berkeley students sue university for cancelling Ann Coulter speech

Coulter tweeted this morning that a lawsuit has been filed against the university demanding an appropriate and safe venue for her appearance, which is set for this Thursday. She also told the university that if they did not let her speak on the original date, she'd litigate . The College Republicans content that the university "hates free speech".

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For Trump, no qualms in embracing autocratic leaders

Citizens voted in favor of an 18-article constitutional reform constructed by the ruling Justice and Development Party that would reconstruct Turkey's parliamentary system into a powerful executive presidency, according to The Post. The controversy on unstamped ballots formed the basis of applications by the CHP and two other opposition parties to annul the referendum, which the electoral board rejected Wednesday with a 10-1 vote.

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President Donald Trump's visa order would target high-skilled worker visa program

While Trump has long promised to reform the controversial visa scheme, the executive orders will come too late to have a direct effect on this year's visa season, which commenced on April 1 . Lee said Trump's order calls for a review of the current lottery system in favor of a merit-based one, which would make getting an H1-B visa more competitive, giving priority to the highest-paid or most-skilled workers.

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Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions

The Arkansas Supreme Court said judges should act to maintain public confidence in their independence and impartiality, but did not mention Griffen's participation in the protests. Ward's attorneys say he's a diagnosed schizophrenic with no rational understanding of his impending execution. On April 6, U.S. District Judge J.P.

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Devastating new poll: Majority of Americans now say Trump can't keep promises

Only 16 percent of Democrats think the president keeps his promises and 81 percent of Republicans agree. More men (51 percent) than women (40 percent) said he keeps his promises. An Economist/YouGov poll found that just 50 or 51 percent of USA adults said Trump was either a "very strong" or "somewhat strong" leader in a question about leadership qualities, dramatically down from the 61 percent he polled at soon after his inauguration.

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President Trump scraps tax plan, timetable threatened

In the Senate, one Republican aide said he hoped Republican leaders weren't waiting until May to decide what to do, given the potential impacts from a delay. Republican plans to finance the rest privately, through tax credits and other incentives, is a losing proposition for most infrastructure experts, who say it won't produce much, and for Democrats who don't like the politics.

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Rolling Stone settles, but fight over rape story isn't over

The dismissal follows a federal jury's decision last November when it unanimously sided with Eramo in her defamation suit and found the defendants liable for actual malice. A person whom Jackie had described to friends at the time as her assailant was complete fiction, according to Eramo's attorneys, and The Post found that a photo she shared of her alleged attacker was actually of someone she knew from high school, who attended a different university out of state.

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Search continues for man accused of stealing guns, sending manifesto to Trump

Law enforcement found a 161-page manifesto that Joseph Jakubowski, 32, had allegedly written and sent to Trump on Tuesday at the White House. Wisconsin authorities, concerned about anti-religious views in a manifesto written by a fugitive they describe as "armed and risky", plan to increase patrols around churches and places of worship Sunday.

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Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

Pascrell said the American public needs to know whether Trump's actions as president are created to enrich himself or help the country. Big importers such as Wal-Mart and Target are pushing the White House to reconsider the House plan. The value-added tax , which is popular in many other countries, would serve as a kind of national sales tax , one that consumers would pay when they make purchases and that businesses would pay for supplies, services and raw materials.

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WEATHER: Wind Advisory issued; expect gusts up to 44 miles per hour Friday

It has issued a wind advisory through 8 p.m. Friday . The gusts could be even stronger in the mountains where a High Wind Warning has been issued. Today: Isolated rain before noon, then isolated showers between noon and 2pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Friday looks a lot more spring-like with some sunshine and highs in low 50s.

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These At-Home DNA Tests Are Now FDA-Approved

While the GHR tests may provide genetic risk information, they can not determine a person's overall risk for developing a disease, as other factors beyond genetics (ie, environment, lifestyle ) may also influence risk. While approving consumer use, FDA did establish criteria for expectations in tests' accuracy, reliability and clinical relevance. The website of the National Institute on Aging notes that genetic testing can not predict a disease with 100 percent accuracy as many other ...

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Schumer Warns GOP Against Rules Change On Supreme Court

But Toomey says this is different. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY has called for a filibuster of Gorsuch, but McCaskill predicted that if Democrats refuse to confirm Gorsuch then Republicans would likely look to eliminate the rule and reduce the number of votes needed for confirmation to 51.

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AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?

In an echo of its attempt to roll back Obamacare that ended in an embarrassing collapse in Congress, the Trump administration has vowed quick action on taxes. Several members of the Senate Democratic Caucus signed a letter to Trump that said they'd be willing to work with him to fix problems in the Affordable Care Act, as long as those fixes don't decimate the main tenets of the legislation and cut off coverage to millions of people.

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Justice Dept. seeks pause on agreement with Baltimore police

The Justice Department and Ferguson agreed to a court-enforceable consent decree to overhaul municipal court and police department practices in March 2016. In the past, Sessions has expressed skepticism about the role the federal government should have in local law enforcement accountability and has said it's unfair to criticize police department cultures.

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4 things to know about Equal Pay Day

While that lawsuit succeeded, Povich said laws like the Equal Pay Act have not been a success because they are not being properly enforced. Women today make up more than half of the workforce and have higher levels of education than men.

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Strong to Severe Thunderstorms in the Area This Evening — FIRST ALERT FORECAST

Wind gusts will possibly be between 55-65 miles per hour, and there is a potential of hail up to 1-to-2-inches in diameter. Winds will be out of the southeast, a bit gusty at times. If you haven't heard... the NC Tarheels are playing for the NCAA National Championship tonight in Phoenix, AZ. Primary threats look to be damaging winds with this line as it sweeps across the area.

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Mich. Hotel Carbon Monoxide Leak Kills Child, Sickens Others

Hotel staff members and police officers who responded to the emergency were also taken to area hospitals after being exposed to the toxic air. The other children rushed to hospital are reported to be in a stable condition in hospital. Some hotel employees and first responders were being treated and were expected to make a full recovery, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Levels of 800 parts per million can cause someone to fall unconscious after about an hour, but someone may fall ...

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Prevent child sexual abuse during Child Abuse Prevention Month

According to the most recent data available from the Child Welfare League of America, five children died in 2013 as a result of child abuse. Doing anything to support children and parents can help reduce the stress that often leads to abuse and neglect of children.

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Google's Early April Fool's Prank Transports Ms. Pac-Man To Google Maps

Pac-Man herself. April Fools' Day is a good time to stay off the internet. Google will probably keep the Ms. Pac-Man functionality enabled through tomorrow, so play up while you can. It will then evaluate the map and redesign it into a level from the game. Movement is as easy as swiping your screen in the direction you want to go.

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Seeking end to boycott, North Carolina rescinds transgender bathroom law

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement on the North Carolina Legislature's Repeal of HB2. "It wasn't a flawless deal or my preferred solution, but an important first step for our state", Cooper said in a press conference Thursday afternoon.

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FBI releases 9/11 Pentagon photos

The FBI has now unveiled 27 new photos that captured the chaos that ensued after the plane attacks that knocked down both World Trade Center (WTC) buildings. The devastated exterior of the Pentagon after the 9/11 terror attack. Debris from the American Airlines plane that was used to target the Pentagon.

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White House says new information has emerged on Russian Federation probe

McMaster had attempted to remove Cohen-Watnik from his position but that Trump intervened. After appealing to Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, the Post reported, Cohen-Watnick was reinstated. "Right now I think you've got the Federal Bureau of Investigation, probably other intelligence committees that looked into this, 17 of them issued a report earlier in terms of involvement in the 2016 election", Spicer said.

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Federal judge says Austin ICE raids in response to sanctuary city policy

The Department of Homeland Security report, released Monday, highlighted jurisdictions that choose not to cooperate with ICE "detainers", which are placed on unauthorized immigrants who are arrested on local criminal charges and whom immigration officials believe are removable from the U.S.

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Bill Gates Net Worth 2017

Donald Trump is $1 billion poorer since becoming president, according to Forbes latest list of the world's billionaires. It was bad news for US President Donald Trump , who slipped 220 spots to 544 and must now rub along on just $3.5bn.

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What is the GOP message on health care?

And the third is separate legislation that would do things Republicans have been advocating for many years , such as imposing caps on medical malpractice damages and selling health insurance across state lines. Meadows did not attend the White House meeting. But conservative Republicans said they could not support the plan without significant changes. Representative Justin Amash, another member of the Freedom Caucus, tweeted: "Absolutely not true that conservatives have flipped to ...

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Reps. Schiff, Nunes: 'No Basis' to Back up Trump's Wiretapping Claims

Donald Trump originally claimed that Trump Tower had been subject to wiretapping by Obama (or at the orders of Obama) in a stunning slew of tweets in early March. "We don't have no evidence that took place", he said. Schiff said that he and Nunes are still waiting for a response to their letter demanding proof from the Justice Department .

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Snow, freezing rain fall on Harford County Friday

Untreated roads and walkways will become snow covered and slippery. School delays, or cancellations, are likely on Friday . "I love it", said Woodland Park resident Roger Nick as he cleaned the snow off his auto. Thursday night there is a chance of rain between 8:00pm and 10:00pm with a low around 31°. Snow could be heavy at times - up to an inch an hour by mid-morning before tapering off by early afternoon.

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International Women's Day Themed '#BeBoldForChange'

In a post Bustle will publish tonight, editor in chief Kate Ward writes: "Without our editorial team, which is 97 percent female, we would be unable to produce a site that aims to provide support and a megaphone for women to express how they're feeling about the world".

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US Will Temporarily Suspend Expedited Processing for H-1B Visas

They said the bill would crack down on outsourcing companies that import large numbers of H-1B workers for temporary training purposes, only to send the workers back to their home countries to do the same job. By temporarily suspending premium processing, the USCIS has said it will be able to process long-pending petitions, which they have now been unable to do due to high volume of petitions and a significant surge in premium processing requests.

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An Immigrant Father Was Detained While Dropping His Daughters off at School

ICE agents immediately informed Avelica-Gonzalez's family while they took him to a nearby detention center that he was expected to be deported the very same day. "It would impact us horribly. It's bad to feel and see your family being broken apart". What started out like any other day turned into a disgusting moment for a father who has been living in the U.S.as an undocumented immigrant for 25 years.