• New Map Shows Mostly Southern California Counties Remain In Extreme Drought
New Map Shows Mostly Southern California Counties Remain In Extreme Drought

As a result, the U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday revealed the Lower 48 has no area in exceptional drought, the worst category possible, for the first time since April 4, 2011. The monitor report said groundwater levels to date "have not responded as one might expect, and remain critically low". More rain is still needed in some areas.

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  • Cleveland to host 2019 All-Star Game
Cleveland to host 2019 All-Star Game

Now slated to enter the 2017 campaign as the reigning American League Champions, the Indians are reportedly planning to host a press conference on Friday morning to officially announce the looming event. It will be the first time an American League team would host since Minnesota in 2014. The All-Stars will be in Miami this year and Washington, D...

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  • Volunteers in Washtenaw County to conduct homeless count
Volunteers in Washtenaw County to conduct homeless count

More than 100 volunteers plan to head out at 5 a.m. and spend the day counting everyone of all ages who slept outside overnight. That count is called the Everybody Counts Point-in-Time Count. After tonight, volunteers with a local organization should have a better understanding of the extent of homelessness in Greenville. Volunteers say once th...

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  • U.S. Border Patrol Chief Morgan forced to step down
U.S. Border Patrol Chief Morgan forced to step down

His reported departure came one day after Trump signed two immigration-related executive orders, which, among other measures, called for building a wall on the southern border and stricter deportation rules for illegal immigrants. But the Associated Press is reporting that Mark Morgan told senior Border Patrol agents about his ouster during a bri...

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  • Madeleine Albright, and Mayim Bialik Stand Up to Muslim Ban
Madeleine Albright, and Mayim Bialik Stand Up to Muslim Ban

Albright's tweet comes days after feminist Gloria Steinem said she would register as a Muslim if needed under Trump's immigration plans, according to The Hill . Nation's top diplomat during the Clinton administration, Albright, 79, was the vocal critic of Trump in the United States election. On Monday, Trump moved to pull the US out of the 12-...

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  • Fast food worker accused of smearing menstrual blood on food
Fast food worker accused of smearing menstrual blood on food

Columbus police have made an arrest in the criminal investigation where a fast food worker allegedly put menstrual blood on a customer's hamburger. A fast food employee who reportedly added her menstrual blood on a customer's cheeseburger has handed herself over to local police.

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  • Donald Trump's senior staff 'have private email accounts on RNC system'
Donald Trump's senior staff 'have private email accounts on RNC system'

Newsweek also notes that the RNC account that Trump staffers apparently are using was hacked, according to United States of America intelligence agencies, during the 2016 campaign. In 2009, the Bush administration claimed that 22 million emails were " mislabeled ", and effectively lost, according to the National Security Archive .

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  • Feds Revetting Syrian Refugees With Red-Flags That Slipped Into US
Feds Revetting Syrian Refugees With Red-Flags That Slipped Into US

In 2014, there were an estimated 5.8 million unauthorised Mexican migrants in the United States, according to Pew, with fewer arriving each year before that. Gov. John Carney did not respond to requests for comment. Who were the refugees from Iran? Catholic Social Services is the only resettlement program in Alaska, helping around 130 refug...

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  • DC waitress overwhelmed by message, tip left by Trump supporters
DC waitress overwhelmed by message, tip left by Trump supporters

White said of their waitress. "He just told me he had never experienced that kind of atmosphere before", Harris recalled. She was still high off the energy from the Women's March that weekend. When White got the ticket for the meal, he made a decision to leave something extra for his waitress. There's no denying that the past months have show...

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  • Dow tops 20000 for first time
Dow tops 20000 for first time

Goldman Sachs is the largest component of the Dow - it makes up over 8% of the index - and the company's 30% rise since November has been responsible for over 20% of the Dow's gains over the same period. The S&P 500 index showed 51 new 52-week highs and no new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 96 new highs and five new lows. That means fatter 401 (...

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  • Reeves: More work to do with school choice in Mississippi
Reeves: More work to do with school choice in Mississippi

It has been extremely successful for both students and parents. Recently a judge upheld Nevada's Educational Savings Accounts, but found that the funding mechanism was unconstitutional because it took money from the public school budget. "Traditionally, the members of the House have not supported spending taxpayer dollars at private schools, and ...

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  • Thousands rally for 'school choice' at Texas Capitol
Thousands rally for 'school choice' at Texas Capitol

With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest celebration of education options in U.S. Montana Speaker of the House Austin Knudsen expressed his support of school choice and his support for Representative Jonathan Windy Boy's proposed legislation now in the draft...

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  • Trump Hints U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay For The Wall
Trump Hints U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay For The Wall

Muir also asked the president about practices of waterboarding and torture, allegations of 3 to 5 million illegal votes in the election and the Women's March that drew millions of protesters Saturday. "We want to have a very stable, very solid Mexico". When asked for the construction date, Trump said that he would begin the project "as soon as we...

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  • Novartis launches $5 billion share buyback, mulls Alcon spin-off
Novartis launches $5 billion share buyback, mulls Alcon spin-off

The shares were up 2 percent at 71 francs at 1100 GMT. "We expect the next growth phase of this company to begin toward the end of this year". The business "continues to make progress" toward a turnaround, the drugmaker said . This includes the continued genericization of Gleevec/Glivec in the USA and Europe. The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said ...

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  • A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline
A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

Highway 6. "After we dropped items off, we went to the camp to see what was needed and the head physician relayed", - cash donations to help with the facility. The orders will speed up environmental reviews of high priority projects and mandate the pipe itself be manufactured in the united states. November 20, 21 - Authorities use tear gas, r...

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  • Sinkhole swallows yards, threatens pickup in Philadelphia suburb
Sinkhole swallows yards, threatens pickup in Philadelphia suburb

The sinkhole first opened up just before 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to NBC 10 . It also swallowed up a whole tree. No injuries have been reported because of sinkhole, the dispatch supervisor said. Ron Forster owned the home about three decades ago. Church Road and Station Avenue can be used as alternate routes. Northwoods is a resid...

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  • Women's health advocates brace against Trump, Republican changes
Women's health advocates brace against Trump, Republican changes

And the law, also known as Obamacare, allows nearly all forms of birth control to be obtained without a copay, even when patients have yet to hit their annual deductibles. Those patients accessed birth control more than 106,000 times, and almost as many tests were administered for sexually transmitted diseases. "This may be news for Sean Spicer ...

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  • Trump signs order stripping funds for 'sanctuary cities'
Trump signs order stripping funds for 'sanctuary cities'

The executive order was paired with one that commanded the government begin construction on a wall along the border with Mexico. "We are going to get the bad ones out...." District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser criticized the orders and said that, while Washington , DC, is still unsure what kind of impact it could face or what action the dis...

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  • Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing
Idaho man admits to federal hate crime in gay man killing

Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. The other three men in the state case - Jayson Woods, 28; Kevin R. Tracy , 21; and Daniel Henkel, 23 - are still awaiting trial on first-degree murder, robbery and conspiracy charges. Steve Nelson was beaten, stripped, and robbed in April after he responded to an online ad promising sex. . He gave informati...

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  • New York City mayor seeks bigger reserves on Washington uncertainty
New York City mayor seeks bigger reserves on Washington uncertainty

The New York Post reported the city chose to implement the new glass after the 2014 killing of two NYPD officers sitting in their patrol vehicles and the killing of Officer Brian Moore in an unmarked patrol auto. "The city should be stepping up". Investigators from the Manhattan district attorney's office probing the fundraising practices of B...

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  • California mother sues maker of Hatchimals
California mother sues maker of Hatchimals

Spin Master has not directly addressed the lawsuit but in a statement on its website, the company acknowledged that customers had been working with its troubleshooting team to help hatch some of its Hatchimals. But after a suspected 'mass fault, ' numerous toys never hatched. However, once children opened their Christmas presents, the buzz surrou...

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  • What Trump's Obamacare Order Means For You
What Trump's Obamacare Order Means For You

These ex-offenders have disproportionately high rates of addiction and chronic disease but typically have had no means to get treatment. When asked by reporters at the press conference about President Trump's executive order and how that might work in conjunction with Congress, Collins responded, "The executive order is very confusing and we real...

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  • Trump Signs Executive Actions On Wall, Stripping Funding From Sanctuary Cities
Trump Signs Executive Actions On Wall, Stripping Funding From Sanctuary Cities

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez denied to Local 10 on Wednesday that the county disobeys any federal laws regarding immigrant detainees and is not a "sanctuary city". Some have official policies that prevent law enforcement officials from asking about the immigration status of residents (Los Angeles was the first city to adopt such a polic...

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  • National Park Service agency goes rogue with climate change tweets
National Park Service agency goes rogue with climate change tweets

Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants. White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks to reporters at a news conference on January 25, 2017 . "We regret the mistaken RT's from our account yesterday and look forward to continuing to share the beauty and history of our parks with you". Ad...

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  • Controversial Nebraska lawmaker resigns after tweet about Women's March
Controversial Nebraska lawmaker resigns after tweet about Women's March

He added that he hesitated to make the decision. He said he was reluctant to resign in the first place because it would "be hailed as a victory to the progressive liberal movement". Kintner refused to step down until Wednesday. "My wife is one of the finest people I will ever know in my lifetime". "This fantastic woman has always been my cham...

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  • White House Pushes 'Alternative Facts.' Here Are the Real Ones
White House Pushes 'Alternative Facts.' Here Are the Real Ones

Supporters of Britain's exit from the European Union have cheered these comments, but others have questioned how this will fit with Trump's protectionist policies, including his inaugural speech promise to put "America first". "It's actually symbolic of the way we are treated by the press, the way that you just laughed at me, is actually symbolic...

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  • Caretaker sought after video shows her abusing 94-year-old woman
Caretaker sought after video shows her abusing 94-year-old woman

The disturbing incident reportedly took place on January 1 and was fortunately recorded on a surveillance camera that had been set up at the elderly victim's home, reportedly by her concerned son. Floyd is facing charges of assault or bodily injury to the elderly or disabled. A spokesperson for the website says as soon as they were notified of the ...

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  • Trump Still Lying About Popular Vote Loss in Congress Meeting
Trump Still Lying About Popular Vote Loss in Congress Meeting

While Mr. Obama famously remarked that he did not need the cooperation of Congress and could unilaterally govern so long as he had a "pen and a phone", Mr. "And any proposal that they might have that does that, we'd be interested in hearing about". "We have always stipulated to a number". " Some say Trump is going to tax".

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  • It Wasn't A Women's March, Check The Fine Print
It Wasn't A Women's March, Check The Fine Print

I'd love to claim that deep down, all women benefit from feminism. It was a march for the reassertion of the fact that feminism is not over, that women and in fact, men, still need feminism, that women are far from being quiet and that all women are coming together.

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  • 'Sunny' the red panda missing from The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk
'Sunny' the red panda missing from The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk

Rusty, the red panda, whose escaped from the National Zoo a few years ago and was found in Adams Morgan. Sunny came to the zoo in Norfolk in last May from the Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal. Staff at the Virginia Zoo are hopeful that Sunny is still on zoo grounds and are actively searching for her. However, the zoo is...

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