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Trump keeps DACA but chips away at barriers to deportation
- February 22, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, center, accompanied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan, right, and a member of his security detail, attends a news conference at the U.S. "What this administration is doing is using the tools available in the law to a greater extent to address problems that have been neglected the past eight years by the Obama administration", Vaughan said. (more...)
There's no such thing as Presidents' Day
- February 21, 2017

And now in the first month of the Donald J. Trump Administration, the nation's eyes similarly have been glued to the Oval Office, partly in recognition of the enormous power it possesses over the state of the nation and the security of the free world. (more...)
Local lawmakers see potential in Rauner's budget plan
- February 17, 2017

It has $11 billion in overdue bills and pension-program shortfalls totally $130 billion. Rauner praised the Senate leadership for their hard work in hammering out a compromise plan that incorporates reforms to pensions and workers' compensation. (more...)
Yahoo rallies on report that revised Verizon deal is close
- February 17, 2017

Online sources point out to Verizon asking for a $300 million discount. However, the terms can still change. Bloomberg reported the lower offer citing people familiar with the matter, who additionally claimed that both parties in the deal are expected to share legal responsibilities related to the cyber breaches . (more...)
Dead Bodies Identified as 2 Missing Indiana Teenage Girls
- February 16, 2017

Authorities have not yet confirmed that the bodies are those of 13-year-olds Abigail "Abby" Williams and Liberty "Libby" German , but according to RTV6, the Delphi Community Schools Corporation sent a letter home with students on Tuesday confirming those suspicions. (more...)
Northeast braces for second major snowstorm of the season
- February 16, 2017

The winter storm was the second such weather incident in the past week, as NY and New England was hit with more than a foot of snow in some areas on Thursday and Friday . Longer range looks warm across most of the country but as the pattern changes later in the month, a major storm may occur. Sheehan says once the primary focus of getting city streets clear for travelers is achieved, crews will tackle snowbanks impeding pedestrian traffic, remove snow from cut-outs in city streets that have ... (more...)
Acting police officer pushes flaming truck away from fast food restaurant
- February 16, 2017

Womack was able to successfully move the burning truck away from the structure with his patrol auto, and the dramatic incident was captured on the officer's dash-cam. "An officer was able to successfully move the vehicle away from the structure utilizing his patrol vehicle and no injuries were reported", police said in the video. (more...)
Senate confirms Linda McMahon to lead Small Business Administration
- February 16, 2017

The ties between Vince McMahon and President Donald Trump go back to WrestleMania 23, at least in the eyes of WWE fans. During her confirmation hearing two weeks ago, McMahon a CT resident, promised members of the U.S. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, and Sen. The former Goldman Sachs Chief Information Officer will likely see another vote split along party lines, as Democrats have tagged him with the unflattering moniker " The Foreclosure King ". (more...)
Protesters Blocked Betsy DeVos From Entering A Public School
- February 13, 2017

The Associated Press said the visit, which was closed to the media, was created to try and help her mend fences with state school teachers and parents across the country. DeVos's confirmation was also the most highly contentious of any in history, and the fact that the Vice President had to make a tie-breaking vote to confirm her should weigh heavily on her mind. (more...)
JP: Spotty showers and warmer temperatures this weekend JP: Spotty showers and warmer temperatures this weekend
- February 12, 2017

Friday night: Scattered showers, mainly before 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 70. Saturday Night: A slight chance of light rain between 9pm and midnight, then a chance of rain after midnight. Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers. Low temperatures Monday morning should be in the middle 30. North-northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour. (more...)
Northeast starts to dig out from its biggest storm of season
- February 12, 2017

Gusty winds up to a whopping 71 miles per hour was reported in the state of NY. Despite pleas from officials to stay off the roads, up and down the Northeast, trucks flipped over and cars spun out off the road. In anticipation of the snowstorm, city schools were closed across the city's five boroughs. The School District of Philadelphia, which has 134,041 students, is also closed for the day. (more...)
LA immigration defenders double down on demand for answers after ICE raids LA immigration defenders double down on demand for answers after ICE raids
- February 11, 2017

Angelica Salas, head of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles , told the LA Times that 60 out of the 100 people who were detained were Mexican nationals. "Trump and his allies will do everything they can to divide Americans, invoke fear in vulnerable neighborhoods, and demonize an entire community of people", Casar wrote on Facebook. (more...)
Missing Ohio State student found dead near park; death investigated as homicide Missing Ohio State student found dead near park; death investigated as homicide
- February 11, 2017

Investigators weren't saying if she was killed in the park or her body dumped there, the paper reported. According to Columbus Division of Police spokesman Rich Weiner, Reagan Tokes is still considered missing. Police found Tokes' auto in Columbus. "We extend our heartfelt sympathy to her family and friends". Authorities were searching for the missing vehicle Thursday afternoon. (more...)
US Border Agents might want Social Media Passwords for Entry into US
- February 10, 2017

New Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly will visit the Arizona border with Governor Doug Ducey Thursday. "Even in countries where, as you've so carefully pointed out, we don't have vetting ... He reportedly stressed that no decision had been made, but tighter screening would be implemented, even if it means longer delays for awarding USA visas to visitors. (more...)
White House attempts to prove Trump isn't a totalitarian liar. Fails White House attempts to prove Trump isn't a totalitarian liar. Fails
- February 09, 2017

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that President Trump unequivocally "respects" the judicial branch ahead of Tuesday evening's arguments about his immigration ban before an appeals court. Jaffy, of NBC News, also said that none of the attacks Trump listed would have been prevented by his executive order . President Donald Trump says the media is dropping the ball on reporting extremist attacks. (more...)
Tornado Tears Through New Orleans, Leaving A Dozen Injured Tornado Tears Through New Orleans, Leaving A Dozen Injured
- February 08, 2017

NASA said fewer than 10 people reported minor injuries. "Please do not come to New Orleans East". Firefighters are also conducting a door-to-door search and rescue effort, but had not yet found any residents trapped by debris, New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said. (more...)
Most Americans Disapprove of Trump - and His Executive Orders
- February 07, 2017

For instance, though the Order is styled as a protection from "foreign terrorists" and repeatedly invokes the attacks of September 11, the fact is that no foreign national from any of the seven countries targeted by Trump's Order has been responsible for any terrorist deaths in the United States over the past four decades-at least, that is the conclusion of a careful analysis or the data by the CATO institute. (more...)
Alexander Oversees Tight Vote To Advance DeVos As Education Secretary Alexander Oversees Tight Vote To Advance DeVos As Education Secretary
- February 07, 2017

That's an organization founded by the DeVos family that works to expand and support of charter schools. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the president's pick for attorney general, is still needed to cast a critical vote in Devos's favor. "She doesn't approach this the way most of us do". "The only clarity we got from the confirmation hearing is that she's against public education". (more...)
'We Passed' On Having Kellyanne Conway On Sunday Show 'We Passed' On Having Kellyanne Conway On Sunday Show
- February 07, 2017

Conway hasn't responded to Cosmo's findings, but we'll update you if she does. Conway continues to be plagued by a gaffe she made in an interview that aired last Thursday, when she referred to a non-existent Bowling Green Massacre . The New York Times later quoted the cable news network's explanation that declining to host Conway was because of " serious questions about her credibility ". (more...)
Maryland Girl, 4, Dies After Mom Kicks Her for Not Brushing Teeth Maryland Girl, 4, Dies After Mom Kicks Her for Not Brushing Teeth
- February 06, 2017

Her condition was listed as serious. The mother initially told police officers that her daughter went into the bathroom and started the shower. The youngster was then flown to the Children's National Medical Centre in Washington D.C. on the previous morning, she had kicked the victim in the abdomen after becoming angry at the victim for not brushing her teeth". On Thursday, the day after the 4-year-old little girl was reportedly "found" already injured by her 20-year-old mom, police ... (more...)