Florida Senate's bill on Amendment 2 clears first committee

Florida Senate's bill on Amendment 2 clears first committee The WV Medical Cannabis Act (SB 386) was up for passage Monday in the House. Shott's amendment sets tight parameters as to how marijuana could be consumed, including pills, topical treatments, and mists. West Virginia is one of only four states in the nation that has not adopted any form of medical marijuana law. Instead of a strict fee structure, Pushkin's amendment also would have allowed th... [Full Article...]

Michigan to pay nearly $100 million in Flint lawsuit settlement

The state must also guarantee the availability of water filters through 2018 and provide bottled water at least until September. It includes much of what a coalition of civil rights activists, religious leaders, and the National Resources Defense Council initially sought and would force Flint and MI to commit to long-term plans for rectifying the lead crisis. [Full Article...]

Sen. Claire McCaskill to vote no on Neil Gorsuch, cloture

But McCaskill's decision to filibuster will greatly increase the pressure on blue-state senators such as Mark Warner (D-VA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Pat Leahy (D-VT) to join Gorsuch's opponents. Describing the many challenges facing the nation as "too important to continue with a vacant seat on the Supreme Court", Duvall urged senators to vote in favor of confirming Judg... [Full Article...]

3 arrested in Atlanta fire underneath interstate bridge

He has been charged with first-degree criminal damage to property. Deputy Insurance Commissioner Jay Florence said Basil Eleby faces a charge of criminal damage to property, and Sophia Bruner and Barry Thomas were charged with criminal trespass. [Full Article...]

Trump says he expects a health care deal soon

Asked Tuesday if he should recuse himself , committee chairman Devin Nunes responded , "Why would I?" You can't just walk in and receive classified information. The hearing had been set to take place on March 27. According to letters that the Post reviewed, the Justice Department informed Yates "that the administration considers a great deal of her possible testimony to be barred from d... [Full Article...]

Heidi Heitkamp to vote for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Some Democrats have said Republicans "stole" a Supreme Court seat previous year when the Senate refused to consider Democratic former President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland. "He has a record as a balanced, meticulous, and well respected jurist who understands the rule of law", Heitkamp said of Gorsuch in a statement. "In fact, at the time, Senator Hillary Clinton voted to confirm ... [Full Article...]

Seattle mayor, city attorney sue Trump over 'sanctuary city' threats

Ambrosino estimated that Chelsea has several millions of dollars at stake in law enforcement funds from the Department of Justice . Earlier this week, Sessions told reporters that policies of non-cooperation with federal immigration authorities are risky and warned it will cost communities federal funding in the future. [Full Article...]

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

According to NPR , Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District centers on a child with autism and attention deficit disorder whose parents removed him from public school because the individualized education plan the school provided was inadequate. [Full Article...]

Trump to seek tariff 'snap-back', tax equality in NAFTA revamp

Trump to seek tariff 'snap-back', tax equality in NAFTA revamp Mexico announced on February 1 the start of its own consultations on Nafta, which created one of the world's largest free-trade zones. "The persistent US deficit in goods trade with Canada and Mexico demands that this administration take swift action to revise the relationship to reflect and respond to new 21st century challenges", Acting USTR Stephen Vaughn said in the letter, which is subject ... [Full Article...]

Senators seek visitor logs from White House, Mar-a-Lago

Senators seek visitor logs from White House, Mar-a-Lago In a letter to Rep. Elijah Cummings, top Democrat on the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Government Accountability Office said Monday it would begin the inquiry into Trump's Mar-a-Lago visits "shortly", after Cummings and Democratic Sens. [Full Article...]

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

A former hospital orderly dubbed the "Angel of Death", who said he killed more than 50 people while insisting he only meant to end their suffering, died Thursday after an attack in an OH prison, PEOPLE confirms. Many of his victims were chronically ill patients and he claimed he was trying to end their suffering. He avoided the electric chair with a plea-bargain confession and said he carried out ... [Full Article...]

Two White House officials helped give Nunes intelligence reports

Two White House officials helped give Nunes intelligence reports The White House has granted the military broader authority to carry out strikes in Somalia against al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab militants, the Pentagon says, the latest sign Trump is increasing USA military engagement in the region. It comes after The New York Times reported that two White House officials helped Rep. Devin Nunes , chairman of the House intelligence committee, view information on ... [Full Article...]

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations Perez is now taking meetings all over the country, engaging in "active listening" and working to fix and rebuild his party. In a statement, Perez's rep Xochitl Hinojosa said the move was normal for a leadership transition, even though Democrats whined and moaned when Donald Trump did something similar as part of his presidential transition. [Full Article...]

'Erratic' woman drives into US Capitol cruiser

As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, almost hitting officers and striking at least one other vehicle. She was reportedly stopped at Independence Avenue SW and 3rd Avenue. The driver was arrested and no one was hurt. Police stand guard at the Botanical Gardens after the incident near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. The woman, who was not shot, was later taken into custody. [Full Article...]

Vermont jobless rate dips slightly

Vermont jobless rate dips slightly Merced County had a February unemployment rate of 12.4 percent, down from 12.6 percent in January. When the EDD adjusts for this and other seasonal factors, the county actually saw a slight drop of 3,500 jobs in February. More people joined the labor force , which grew by 7,000 to 5,067,000, and even more people - 13,000 - reported they were working. January's unemployment rate was revised t... [Full Article...]

A 22-Year-Old Oklahoma Police Officer Died After Traffic-Stop Shootout

The suspect was also taken to the hospital in an unknown condition. The officer and the suspect were both transported to a local hospital, where Officer Terney underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. The man who shot him suffered four gunshot wounds, Kidney said. "We offer thoughts and prayers to Officer Terney's family and give our full support to the Tecumseh Police Department"... [Full Article...]

Shooting at Cincinnati Nightclub Kills One, Injures 15

Shooting at Cincinnati Nightclub Kills One, Injures 15 Police said there's no indication the crime is an act of terror. "The club was completely packed". The officers were providing security in the parking lot at the time, something police routinely do for clubs with liquor licenses. According to witnesses quoted by Cincinnati.com and WLWT , people were calling for security for a long time before anyone arrived. Police were called to the Cameo Ni... [Full Article...]

United Airlines Gate Agent Made Teens In Leggings Cover Up

United Airlines Gate Agent Made Teens In Leggings Cover Up The incident set off a firestorm on Twitter early Sunday after Shannon Watts , founder of the gun control advocacy group Moms Demand Action , posted about the girls not being allowed to board. Ms Watts said she was unimpressed by the response. Jonathan Guerin, a United Airlines spokesperson, later told 9News that yoga trousers or leggings are more than welcome for regular paying customers. [Full Article...]

Section of Las Vegas Strip closed after shooting injures at least one

Initial reports indicated that one or more of the robbers was armed, but investigators later said there was no active shooter situation. According to a twee. "It's as if they're shooting a movie, they've shut down Las Vegas Boulevard, and because - and we haven't seen anything slowing down", he said. There are three SWAT units surrounding the bus. [Full Article...]

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case

Federal judge sides with Trump administration in travel ban case The Virginia case was brought by Linda Sarsour, a well-known Muslim activist from Brooklyn, New York, and national co-chair of the Women's March on Washington that took place the day after Trump's inauguration. The most significant part of Trenga's ruling is his finding that the revised order is sufficiently different from the original travel ban to reduce "the probative value" of past statements ... [Full Article...]

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