Woman in courthouse to obtain protective order is arrested by ICE agents

Woman in courthouse to obtain protective order is arrested by ICE agents El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal , who works for the office that represents domestic violence victims and helps them seek court orders against their abusers, believes that the tip came from the woman's live-in boyfriend and alleged abuser. [Full Article...]

Rauner lays out budget deal in joint session

The Chicago Public Schools sued IL on Tuesday claiming the state's method of education funding discriminates against its largely black and Hispanic student body. Bruce Rauner will propose a third annual budget that is likely to be shelved by the Legislature like his first two. "It is my hope that in the coming weeks we can build on that framework, and find real, bipartisan solutions to our fisca... [Full Article...]

Senate approves deficit hawk as White House budget chief

Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), who had also expressed concerned over Mulvaney's support for cutting defense spending, said Wednesday that he would not support the nomination. The Senate on Wednesday voted 52-48 along party lines to advance Mulvaney to a final, up-or-down vote Thursday. "The House's loss is President Trump's gain", the North Carolina Republican said in ... [Full Article...]

New SBA administrator expects to draw on entrepreneurial experience

Before the vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised McMahon, who ran twice for U.S. Senate unsuccessfully in CT. - The Goldberg/Kevin Owens beef continued on Twitter today. "I would also like to express my appreciation to Joe Loddo for his leadership as Acting Administrator during this transition, along with everyone at the SBA for the hard work they are doing to support America's sm... [Full Article...]

Two-year-old boy killed during Facebook livestream video

Lavontay and his aunt's boyfriend were both shot in the head and were later pronounced dead. The woman was shot in the abdomen and taken in fair condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The boy was on the street when a dark-colored sedan pulled up and someone inside fired shots, grazing him, before the vehicle drove off. The city had 4,000 shooting victims and 762 homicides previous year, according to... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn and Russian Federation: A timeline

Gen Flynn resigned on Monday - less than a month into the job - after he allegedly discussed U.S. sanctions against Moscow with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in a phone call late past year. The president, who seeks input from a wide range of business associates, friends and colleagues, has been asking people their opinions on his senior team, including Spicer and Priebus. [Full Article...]

Girls Post Haunting Last Snapchats Before Bodies Are Found Dumped In Creek

Both of the girls' cellphones either died or were powered off. WTHR in Indianapolis reports family members notified police around 5:30 p.m. after searching the immediate area and not finding the girls. Kim Riley said. "Obviously, very distraught. I'm just anxious". An hour before the press conference, Curtis Borden, the Delphi Assistant Fire Chief, reportedly told RTV6 that the two missi... [Full Article...]

Coffman Promises Constituents No Repeal of Obamacare Without Replacement

The announcement comes the same day that Humana and rival Aetna terminated their merger agreement . "As much as we hate to lose our independence... Since speaking to NC Health News on February 7, Congress has approved Georgia Rep. Tom Price as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. We are working with our Congressional delegation to ensure they understand the direct linkage between the e... [Full Article...]

Michael Flynn's replacement - three possibilities

Michael Flynn's replacement - three possibilities Robert Harward and former CIA Director David Petraeus are two of the potential candidates to replace him. Upside: The lieutenant general is already doing the job and has experience as chief of staff to Flynn's NSC; he's a close adviser to Trump. [Full Article...]

Fire breaks out at Disney as terrified witness hears 'explosions'

Authorities say several cars caught fire in the main parking structure at Disneyland, but no one has been injured. A fierce blaze at a Disneyland auto park has left at least eight vehicles scorched and four people needing hospital treatment. [Full Article...]

Detroit schools and Betsy DeVos

The education secretary was confirmed in the Senate on February 7. He is the first vice president to cast a decisive vote on a Cabinet nominee. New Yorkers who watched the fleeing DeVos as a deer in the headlights of fierce protest could not help but remember the sad chapter of New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black, another wealthy, but inexperienced, would-be top educator. [Full Article...]

Yale Finally Drops White Supremacist's Name From Its College Building

Yale Finally Drops White Supremacist's Name From Its College Building The controversy around Calhoun College stems from its namesake, John C. Calhoun, an 1804 graduate of Yale and US vice president who was also a vocal supporter of slavery. In 1931, it was named after John C. Calhoun, the seventh vice president of the United States, a Yale graduate and a hard-line slavery supporter. But said at Yale, students partly form their social identities and friend circles ar... [Full Article...]

Peru's wanted former President Toledo barred from entering Israel

Toledo is a visiting professor at Stanford University, near San Francisco, where he graduated with a PhD in economics. He said Toledo met the head of Odebrecht Peru, Jorge Barata, in a luxury hotel in Rio de Janeiro in 2004 and promised to help the firm win two highway contracts in exchange for $35 million. [Full Article...]

Rally To Defund Planned Parenthood Dwarfed By Pro-Choice Protesters

Rally To Defund Planned Parenthood Dwarfed By Pro-Choice Protesters It was hard to tell which group the honking was for as cars zoomed past the site of an ongoing protest and counter protest in front of Tampa Planned Parenthood on Saturday. She estimates that about 130 people have signed up to host events for 1,500 attendees to write "valentines" either thanking their members of Congress who support Planned Parenthood, or urging those who don't to change their min... [Full Article...]

US Senate confirms Republican Senator Jeff Sessions will be next attorney general

US Senate confirms Republican Senator Jeff Sessions will be next attorney general Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., he succeeded. The protestors, using the hashtags #LetterToMitch and #LetLizSpeak , read the letter from the civil rights icon that Warren attempted to finish during a speech about her opposition to Sessions' nomination as attorney general. [Full Article...]

Oroville Dam Spillway Damage Grows As Lake Oroville Continues To Fill

Oroville Dam Spillway Damage Grows As Lake Oroville Continues To Fill He said the emergency spillway has not been used before at the dam built in 1968 to form the largest reservoir in the State Water Project, a series of canals and reservoirs that supply water to some 25 million people. "We made repairs and everything checked out", said Water Resources Department engineer Kevin Dossey. In January 1997, Lake Oroville came within one foot of needing the emergency chan... [Full Article...]

LOL: Will Arnett Prank Calls a Toy Store as LEGO Batman

Like The LEGO Movie, it's based on original LEGO properties rather than one of the myriad licenses the toymaker controls - in this case, Ninjago , which first hit shelves in 2011. He plays Bruce Wayne/Batman as the arrogant playboy he always has been, but the film reveals his vulnerabilities and loneliness more starkly. We've already battled through multiple LEGO releases, the collectible min... [Full Article...]

Trump Threatens To 'Destroy' Texas Lawmaker's Career

Trump Threatens To 'Destroy' Texas Lawmaker's Career Before the president arrived, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway chatted with Eavenson and Sheriff Carolyn Welsh of Chester County, Pa. - the only female sheriff on hand and treasurer of the National Sheriff's Association . Eavenson grinned and shrugged, everyone promptly laughed before another member of the delegation moved on to a different topic. "My personal opinion is that such a bill if it we... [Full Article...]

Facebook updates ad policies to prevent discriminatory ad-targeting

Facebook updates ad policies to prevent discriminatory ad-targeting Many critics, including from the Congressional Black Caucus and the American Civil Liberties Union, called on Facebook to stop these advertisements as well as those that allowed discrimination for employment or credit-related products - two categories with their own anti-discrimination laws. [Full Article...]

Attacks on White House Terror List Involve Restricted Countries

Attacks on White House Terror List Involve Restricted Countries Trump took a detour from a speech promising his support to servicemembers to step up his attacks on the media, accusing the "very, very dishonest press" of failing to report terror attacks. Benjamin H. Friedman, a research fellow in security studies at the libertarian Cato Institute, tells Politifact that attacks in the West receive far more coverage than those in other parts of the world. [Full Article...]

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