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Health insurers asked the Trump administration for reassurance on Obamacare. They didn't get it. - Washington Post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:32

Washington Post

Health insurers asked the Trump administration for reassurance on Obamacare. They didn't get it.
Washington Post
Health insurance executives seeking certainty on the future of federal funds that help lower-income Americans with their out-of-pocket health care costs got no commitment that they would be paid next year in an hour-long meeting with Seema Verma, ...
Keep primary care close to home for all AmericansThe Hill (blog)
Bare Market: What Happens if Places Have No Obamacare Insurers?New York Times

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Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 15:10

Los Angeles Times

Man kills 3 people in shootings in downtown Fresno
Los Angeles Times
A man shot and killed three people in downtown Fresno on Tuesday before surrendering to authorities, the Fresno Police Department said. The suspect was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, a 39-year-old man who was wanted in connection with the shooting ...
Fresno shooting spree: 3 people killed, suspect who yelled 'Allahu Akbar' in custodyFox News
The Latest: Suspect in triple killing says he hates whitesWPXI Pittsburgh
Three dead in central Fresno shooting spree; suspect caught, linked to Motel 6 slayingFresno Bee
Miami Herald -ABC News -KABC-TV -CBS News
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Alabama's New Governor Says Luther Strange Must Face Voters Early, as Law Requires - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:56

U.S. News & World Report

Alabama's New Governor Says Luther Strange Must Face Voters Early, as Law Requires
U.S. News & World Report
Sen. Luther Strange is pictured during a March 3 television interview on Capitol Hill. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP). Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has changed the date of a special election to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate, saying the ...

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Gorsuch and religious liberty: New justice could hear most important religious freedom case this term in first week - Fox News

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:47

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Gorsuch and religious liberty: New justice could hear most important religious freedom case this term in first week
Fox News
Where does establishing end, and prohibiting begin? That, essentially, is the question the U.S. Supreme Court will answer in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, which the high court will hear on April 19. It is likely the most ...
The Conservative Agenda for Gorsuch's First WeekThe New Yorker

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Man gets 25 years in 1979 case of missing boy Etan Patz - New York Daily News

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:33

New York Daily News

Man gets 25 years in 1979 case of missing boy Etan Patz
New York Daily News
FILE- In this Nov. 15, 2012, file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Hernandez, convicted of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz who disappeared in 1979, is set to learn his punishment on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in one of ...

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Pedro Hernandez Gets 25 Years to Life in Murder of Etan Patz - New York Times

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:20

New York Times

Pedro Hernandez Gets 25 Years to Life in Murder of Etan Patz
New York Times
Pedro Hernandez during a court appearance in Manhattan in 2012. Credit Pool photo by Louis Lanzano. Pedro Hernandez, a former store clerk who told the police that he murdered the 6-year-old Etan Patz as the boy headed to school in 1979, was ...
Man gets 25 years in 1979 case of missing boy Etan PatzABC News
Etan Patz murderer sentenced to 25 years to life in prisonNew York Daily News

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Embattled Baylor University picks new president - Chron.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:18

Chron.com

Embattled Baylor University picks new president
Chron.com
Linda Livingstone will lead Baylor University starting in June, stepping in to lead as the Baptist university is entrenched in lawsuits and investigations concerning how it handled student allegations of sexual assault. Livingstone is a dean and ...

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'Shadow Of An Animal' Sneaks Into Woman's Bedroom And Snatches Dog - NPR

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:03

NPR

'Shadow Of An Animal' Sneaks Into Woman's Bedroom And Snatches Dog
NPR
It's the stuff of nightmares. A woman in Pescadero, Calif., said she was sleeping with her child and her dog when she awoke around 3 a.m. on Monday to the sound of the 15-pound Portuguese Podengo barking aggressively. When she looked up, she saw "a ...
'Shadow of an animal' creeps into sleeping homeowner's room, snatches pet dog, leaves trail of paw printsWashington Post
NEWS RELEASE - San Mateo County SheriffsSan Mateo County Sheriffs
Keep Me Wild: Mountain Lion - California Department of Fish and Wildlife - State of CaliforniaCalifornia Department of Fish and Wildlife - State of California

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DHS Secretary Kelly says congressional critics should 'shut up' or change laws - Washington Post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:33

Washington Post

DHS Secretary Kelly says congressional critics should 'shut up' or change laws
Washington Post
Congressional critics of the Department of Homeland Security should “shut up'' and assume the agency is acting appropriately and following the law, the agency's chief said in a combative public speech Tuesday. “If lawmakers do not like the laws they've ...
Homeland Security chief: Critical lawmakers should change policies or 'shut up'The Hill
DHS chief: Terror risk as high as on 9/11CNN
Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut upNew York Daily News
Politico -Fox News -Chron.com -Washington Examiner
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'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House - NPR

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:12

NPR

'I Basically Ran On Adrenaline': A Staffer Remembers Obama's White House
NPR
Former Obama staffer Alyssa Mastromonaco is well acquainted with the privilege — and sleeplessness — of working in the White House: "I basically ran on adrenaline, almost, for six years," she says. Mastromonaco began as President Obama's director of ...

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Elizabeth Warren Lays Out the Reasons Democrats Should Keep Fighting - New York Times

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:38

New York Times

Elizabeth Warren Lays Out the Reasons Democrats Should Keep Fighting
New York Times
These days, one often hears laments that academia has become too insular, that scholars aren't willing to participate in the hurly-burly of real-world debate. “Professors, we need you!” declared my New York Times colleague Nicholas Kristof, urging ...
Conservative group unveils Warren attack line for 'when she runs for president'The Hill
Elizabeth Warren: Americans Should Keep Demanding To See Trump's TaxesHuffington Post
Today Hosts Eager to Launch Presidential Campaign of Trump's 'Top Agitator' WarrenNewsBusters (blog)
Politico -TheBlaze.com -Washington Examiner -Today.com
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Alabama governor moves up election for Sessions' Senate seat - Washington Post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 12:26

Washington Post

Alabama governor moves up election for Sessions' Senate seat
Washington Post
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The election to fill Jeff Sessions' former U.S. Senate seat will be moved up to this year, Alabama's new governor announced Tuesday. In one of her first major acts as governor, Gov. Kay Ivey reversed her predecessor's plans to wait ...

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Sheriff's deputy shot in Logan County on Tuesday, manhunt in Oklahoma underway - NewsOK.com

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 11:15

NewsOK.com

Sheriff's deputy shot in Logan County on Tuesday, manhunt in Oklahoma underway
NewsOK.com
MULHALL — A Logan County Sheriff's deputy has been shot and a manhunt for a suspect is underway, authorities reported. The shooter has been identified as Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, who was described as white, 6 feet tall, with a thin build and mustache.
Logan County Deputy Shot Multiple Times, Suspect On Footnews9.com KWTV
Officials: Oklahoma deputy shot multiple times in Logan County; search for suspect continueskfor.com

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Cotton needs to stop carrying Trump's water - Washington Post (blog)

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:47

Washington Post (blog)

Cotton needs to stop carrying Trump's water
Washington Post (blog)
The New York Times notes: More than a dozen Republicans — from recognizable names like Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa and Representative Mark Sanford of South Carolina to backbenchers like Representatives David Young of Iowa, Matt Gaetz of Florida, ...

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Suspect in Marcotte slaying allegedly posed as motorist - The Boston Globe

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:52

The Boston Globe

Suspect in Marcotte slaying allegedly posed as motorist
The Boston Globe
LEOMINSTER — The man suspected of murdering Vanessa Marcotte apparently posed as a motorist with a disabled SUV around the time Marcotte went for a walk near her mother's home in August, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The new details about the ...
Man suspected in Google employee's murder appears in courtNew York Daily News
Suspect in death of Google worker held on $10M bailNBC2 News
Angelo Colon-Ortiz held on $10M bail in connection to killing of Vanessa MarcotteMassLive.com
WCVB Boston
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The Daily 202: Trump's Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession - Washington Post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:40

Washington Post

The Daily 202: Trump's Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession
Washington Post
With Breanne Deppisch. THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump won more votes than Paul Ryan in the House Speaker's home county last fall, partly by making inroads with traditionally Democratic autoworkers who have struggled to adjust since losing their jobs when ...
Euro benefits from weak dollar, sterling close to six-month highReuters
Trump's billionaire adviser stands to gain from policies he helped shapePolitico

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The Daily 202: Trump's Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession - Washington Post

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 09:40

Washington Post

The Daily 202: Trump's Wisconsin win was an aftershock of the Great Recession
Washington Post
With Breanne Deppisch. THE BIG IDEA: Donald Trump won more votes than Paul Ryan in the House Speaker's home county last fall, partly by making inroads with traditionally Democratic autoworkers who have struggled to adjust since losing their jobs when ...
GOP Prays For Ossoff LossoffHuffington Post
New Yorker: White House sought to justify Trump tweetThe Hill

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Dem on Trump transparency: 'If you want privacy, don't go into politics' - The Hill

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:52

The Hill

Dem on Trump transparency: 'If you want privacy, don't go into politics'
The Hill
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) knocked the White House's public disclosure practices on Monday, saying that President Trump needs to learn there's little privacy in politics. “Sometimes I think [President Trump] doesn't understand the line between being ...
With boycotting Patriots players, White House visits no longer routineSporting News
Spicer Argues That More Public Disclosure Is Unnecessary, Even HarmfulNew York Times
AG Jeff Sessions cites MS-13 on LI in announcing gang crackdownNewsday
New York Daily News -Democracy Now! -U.S. News & World Report -Politico
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Ivanka Trump awarded trademark approval in China, dines with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago - Chicago Tribune

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 08:40

Chicago Tribune

Ivanka Trump awarded trademark approval in China, dines with Chinese president at Mar-a-Lago
Chicago Tribune
In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Ivanka Trump's company continues to grow. Ethics lawyers fear the more her business expands, the ...
Politics hasn't stopped the growth of Ivanka Inc.Sacramento Bee
There's no Collusion Here: Ivanka Trump Has 3 Trademarks Approved in China While Dining with the Chinese PresidentThe Root

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Sessions' immigration policies mark big change from Obama policies - Fox News

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:54

Fox News

Sessions' immigration policies mark big change from Obama policies
Fox News
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' new guidelines on illegal immigration, which he announced last week on a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, will bring far-reaching changes to the way federal officials and, in some cases, local law enforcers, handle ...
AG Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities 'undermine' fight against transnational gangsWashington Examiner
Justice plans crackdown on violent street gangsWashington Post
Border Trip Reveals Homeland Sec. KellyAttorney General Sessions Split on Immigration, DrugsDaily Beast
US Department of Justice
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