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School chief DeVos faced 'very unfair trial'

Trump, Pence, and DeVos met with parents and teachers from various school settings, including private, public, Catholic, homeschool, and charter schools. "That'...


Seven Cardinals Invited to NFL Combine

Last year, the SEC had 74 players invited - 16 more than the runner-up Big Ten. Alabama and LSU each totaled 10 invites; Clemson, Miami and Texas A&M received...


ME chefs, restaurants nominated for coveted James Beard Awards

Legendary restaurateur Stephen Starr is nominated for his Starr Restaurant Group, which includes Serpico, Upland and many others. As is tradition, the foundat...


Russia Deploys Cruise Missile, Violating Arms-Control Treaty

In a move that US officials say violates a major 1987 arms-control treaty, Russian Federation has secretly deployed a cruise missile despite years of objections...


Federal judge blocks Trump travel ban for Virginia residents

Brinkema ruled that the executive order is in fact a "Muslim ban" as proposed by Trump on the campaign trail, and is therefore in violation of the First Amendme...


Flu now widespread epidemic in United States, cases on the rise in Arkansas

Dr. Ross and his team are licensed with Sanofi Pasteur and are working to create a flu vaccine that would last multiple years and that would protect not only ag...


Harrison Ford flies over 737 while mistakenly landing on taxiway

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor couldn't confirm that Ford was the pilot of the single-engine Husky, but he says the pilot received and rea...


These Are The Latest Retailers To Dump Trump-Branded Goods

Searches for Trump Home items yielded no results, except from third-party sellers, according to the report. Add Sears Holdings (SHLD) and Sears-owned Kmar...


Winter Storm Niko: Airlines Have Already Canceled Nearly 2000 Flights

Parking space savers will be allowed in the aftermath of the storm, and Walsh said the city will not be strictly enforcing the law that says sidewalks must be c...


Protesters Block Betsy DeVos From Entering DC Public School

One person yelled, "She does not represent anything that they stand for". A longtime Republican donor, DeVos has drawn intense criticism for her lack of exper...


Democrat Chris Kennedy to run for governor of IL

Finally. Chris Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy political dynasty, announced today he has tossed his hat in the ring for Governor. He is a businessman in Chica...


Republicans Ignite Backlash By Silencing Elizabeth Warren

Warren was rebuked for quoting a 30-year-old letter from King , opposing Sessions' failed 1986 bid to become a federal judge in Alabama. Civil rights advocates ...


Udall To Vote Against Betsy DeVos For Secretary of Education

Collins is the first Republican senator to oppose DeVos. Sen. Collins specifically said that she does not think DeVos has the necessary experience to help rur...


Hostages taken at DE prison, facility locked down

Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware. Investigators said the inmates took control of a building that houses up to 150 people. The prison houses 2,...


What's in Trump's order halting refugee program

We only want to admit those that support our country and love, deeply, our people'. President Donald Trump on Friday made good on two more central campaign p...


Federal judge issues stay on deporting refugees

In the past, she has served as a judge on the New York State Court of Claims and in the Supreme Courts in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The stay does not...


Winter Storms Knock Out Worst of California Drought

Drought Monitor . In January of 2016, more than 40 percent of the state had that unwelcome distinction. Hammered with record rainstorms and snow blizzards, al...


Senate Democrats Challenge Trump with Their Own $1T Infrastructure Plan

The Democrats argued that almost 15 million jobs will be created in the United States if the proposed plan is implemented. "Whether you are in the state of ...


MS storm kills at least 4; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

The National Weather Service issued a warning at around 3:45 a.m. that a tornado had touched down in Hattiesburg , located about 91 miles southwest of Jackson....


Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' to face judge in Brooklyn

Drug Enforcement Administration took custody of Guzman in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, "and a plane carrying him departed for NY at 5:3...


Trump supporters, opponents clash outside 'DeploraBall' in downtown DC

Officials expect about one million people to attend, and they also worry about the arrival of hundreds of thousands of protesters who are expected to attend a m...


Severe weather possible for this weekend

Friday's potential will likely between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m., but is a evolving scenario. Heavy rain, gusty winds, isolated tornadoes and hail will be possible ...


Arizona's Allonzo Trier tested positive for PEDs

Head coach Sean Miller offered no comment on his absence. "I can't even say that I'm optimistic. And it's just one of those situations that I wish was different...


In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

But what is their background - and what can we expect? Pruitt allowed that human activity is contributing to climate change "in some manner" but said there ...


Chicago Cubs Honored at White House Ceremony

Trump's supporters are euphoric that political business as usual may be over, while his detractors are fearful of a mercurial and untested leader. Democracy "do...


Italy aftershocks bring Rome metro to a halt

Small tremors had been felt for weeks, leading people to speculate a big one was on the way.The Red Cross said no injuries were reported in the Abruzzo region...


Suspect in officer's killing was wearing body armor

A manager at the restaurant, Zarghee Mayan, 33, was arrested on Tuesday for aiding Loyd , the sheriff Tweeted. "During another encounter, right after Loyd's...


SeaWorld announces end to killer whale shows after Tilikum's death

SeaWorld's former orca trainer and vice president of zoological operations, Al Garver, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that parkgoers will still see the wha...


Schumer: I Wish Democrats Hadn't Triggered the 'Nuclear Option'

One big thing Democrats want are the financial records of the eight Trump nominees they plan to slow down - especially Secretary of State designee Rex Tillers...


Did you wake up to a wage increase today? Millions did

When the clocks strike midnight across the country, workers in 21 states will be in line for a raise thanks to state-level increases in the minimum wage. So if ...