• White House press secretary avoiding on-camera briefings, barred from Air Force One
White House press secretary avoiding on-camera briefings, barred from Air Force One

Several people pointed out that the pin resembled a logo for House of Cards - including the show's executive producer, Dana Brunetti . There were certainly questions out there about if he was compromised (jokingly, of course), and a reporter even asked him if he was okay as though this was a secret distress call .

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  • The Trump administration wants to have deeper ties with India: White House
The Trump administration wants to have deeper ties with India: White House

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer sat down for an exclusive interview Friday with CBS Radio News White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy. "I don't think that should come as a surprise to anyone", he continued. It turns out there's a federal rule - which far predates Twitter - that says executive branch employees are not supposed to co...

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  • Trump doesn't believe Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Spokeswoman
Trump doesn't believe Federal Bureau of Investigation director: Spokeswoman

Trump offered no proof, neither has the White House, while current and former intelligence officials say there was no wiretap (and besides, the president can't order one ). I've never seen anything about that anywhere before. Clapper also said today that he had not seen evidence of collaboration. "And this is why it is so important that we do ...

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  • Daylight Saving Time: Clocks 'Spring Forward' One Hour Tonight
Daylight Saving Time: Clocks 'Spring Forward' One Hour Tonight

The Navajo Reservation surrounds the Hopi Reservation, so if on Monday you drive from Flagstaff to Gallup through Tuba City and Ganado, you'll change time on four occasions. To many a minor annoyance or a bit of relief, Daylight Saving Time reminds us of the sun's daily effect on our lives and tells us spring is on its way.

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  • Sean Spicer wore an upside-down flag pin. The Internet lost its mind
Sean Spicer wore an upside-down flag pin. The Internet lost its mind

In response to a question about breaking a rule on executive branch officials waiting for an hour after a data report, Spicer said "I don't think that's a market disruption". The stories that are going on in politics these days are certainly insane enough to qualify for a season of House of Cards , so it does feel appropriate that the show find a ...

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  • Don't forget to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time
Don't forget to spring forward for Daylight Saving Time

The annual rite of spring happens at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning when most of the nation moves the clock ahead one hour. If you are out late Saturday night and your phone jumps ahead an hour, don't blame Apple or Samsung. The candy industry lobbied for daylight-saving time since the 1980s so that the extra hour of light would allow children to ...

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  • Troy Triojans punch 2nd ticket to NCAA Tournament
Troy Triojans punch 2nd ticket to NCAA Tournament

The Bobcats reached 20 victories for the first time since 1993-94 when they had 25 wins and went to the NCAA Tournament . "It's just unbelievable to see how far we've come". The son of former Auburn and National Basketball Association standout Wesley Person played more like his uncle - Chuck "The Rifleman" Person - in the second half, hitting 6 ...

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  • It's coming: Up to 8 inches of snow in forecast
It's coming: Up to 8 inches of snow in forecast

One to two inches are possible. Note that the Chicago area is positioned in the southeastern portion of a band of snow that extends from the Dakotas through portions of Minnesota and Iowa through Wisconsin and IL into Lower Michigan and in (see purple-shaded area on map below).

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  • Many parents report bedtime challenges for kids after Daylight Saving Time
Many parents report bedtime challenges for kids after Daylight Saving Time

It's time to say goodbye to the snow and jackets as spring time approaches and Daylight Savings Time 2016 stars in the United States of America. I would say that it takes me at least 3 to 4 days to catch up with the real world after the time change.

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  • Record crowd watches Dominican Republic rally to beat the United States
Record crowd watches Dominican Republic rally to beat the United States

It will pit the Dominican Republic versus the United States in the World Baseball Classic in a game that's already sold out and guaranteed to include a large, raucous contingent of Dominican fans. It was the matchup many had hoped would be the final of the first tournament. A US victory, combined with a Dominican victory over surprisingly impre...

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  • President Trump Touts Job Growth; Stays Silent On Wiretap Claims
President Trump Touts Job Growth; Stays Silent On Wiretap Claims

That topped economists' expectations and marked the second consecutive month of strong hiring. A total of 235,000 jobs added in February and the unemployment rate dipping to 4.7 percent. The Trump Administration is celebrating the Department of Labor's latest jobs report. That hasn't stopped him from blaming the falling labor participation rate...

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  • Is Trump's New Executive Order on Travel 'New' Enough?
Is Trump's New Executive Order on Travel 'New' Enough?

Trump's new order , which is set to take effect on March 16, temporarily blocks the issuance of new visas to citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, and it suspends the US refugee program. In Maryland, a federal judge set a hearing for March 15 on a lawsuit brought by refugee aid groups. While the new order is notably scaled back, immigration...

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  • Watch the clock! It is time to 'spring forward'
Watch the clock! It is time to 'spring forward'

Thankfully for daylight-saving time detractors, someone in state government has your back. When we change our clocks. This practice of advancing the clock one hour in spring and back again in fall was instituted in the US during WWI to conserve energy for war resources.

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  • Judges: Texas redistricting plan violates Voting Rights Act
Judges: Texas redistricting plan violates Voting Rights Act

These voters' needs must be addressed, they said. The congressional districts voided by the panel belong to Democrat Lloyd Doggett and Republicans Will Hurd and Blake Farenthold . "The San Antonio Federal District Court ruled that Texas Republicans intentionally discriminated against Texas' diverse new majority", said Gilberto Hinojosa, the ...

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  • Star-laden lineups clash in Team USA-Dominican showdown
Star-laden lineups clash in Team USA-Dominican showdown

The U.S. fell to 1-1 and is in jeopardy of being eliminated in the first round. The Dominican Republic would hit two home runs in the frame to take a quick two-run lead into the ninth inning. "That's why we're the best in the world, because the fans are always in the game and they energize us". Still, this game may be remembered more by the dif...

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  • Daylight savings time returns this weekend
Daylight savings time returns this weekend

The United States didn't adopt a national position until the U.S Uniform Time Act of 1966 , which coordinated the U.S into different time zones to help organize train and television schedules. And in Arizona , it's because more sunlight for the desert state meant more time spent enduring triple digit heat. However, there may be some ben...

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  • We spring forward this weekend
We spring forward this weekend

While you're at it, it's a good time to change the batteries on your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. Radishes at Roth Farms in Belle Glade, Florida on January 11, 2017. Downing said a Boston-area businessman, Lincoln Filene may have been the driving force for the first enactment of Daylight Saving Time. Although children take about th...

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  • House plan to replace Obamacare 'has Republican DNA,' especially regarding mandate
House plan to replace Obamacare 'has Republican DNA,' especially regarding mandate

The bill cleared the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees on Thursday. And Senator Rand Paul was among three conservative Republicans who criticized an earlier version of the bill as "Obamacare lite". Many of Obamacare's problems could likely be solved by increasing the subsidies on people buying plans on the individual mark...

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  • Join the fun for the St. Patrick's Parade in Hartford
Join the fun for the St. Patrick's Parade in Hartford

The Friendly Sons of St Patrick is America's oldest Irish society but until this year was exclusively for men. It included performances by local marching bands as well as numerous decorated floats. "It's so much fun, it's very family friendly, all the kids and all the adults in the parade make sure they hi to our kids when we are on the side", says...

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  • Fire Marshal urges changing batteries when changing clocks
Fire Marshal urges changing batteries when changing clocks

State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson regards this time of year as a reminder to check smoke alarms. Never disconnect or remove batteries from smoke alarms for other uses. "Smoke alarm maintenance is a simple, effective way to reduce home fire deaths". Smoke alarms can be provided to residents if they meet income-based qualifications, Matthews said.

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  • US, Japan defense chiefs confer on North Korea missile launches
US, Japan defense chiefs confer on North Korea missile launches

The North Koreans have fired dozens of missiles and conducted two of their five nuclear tests in the past year in defiance of United Nations resolutions. No official peace treaty was signed. Starting next week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is to visit Japan, South Korea and China for talks that will focus on "the advancing nuclear and mis...

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  • Forecast: Snow Today, Frigid This Weekend, Potentially Major Storm Monday
Forecast: Snow Today, Frigid This Weekend, Potentially Major Storm Monday

We will have to wait until we get into the weekend before models will handle the situation well enough to start putting forecast snow amounts out there. The blizzard watch indicates that forecasters believe these conditions may be met in coastal areas of southeastern NY and CT as the storm strengthens and passes nearby on Tuesday in particular.

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  • Cuomo: 1 million New Yorkers would lose coverage under GOP health plan
Cuomo: 1 million New Yorkers would lose coverage under GOP health plan

The Trump plan does neither. "While we agree that there are problems with the ACA that must be addressed, we can not support the AHCA as drafted because of the expected decline in health insurance coverage and the potential harm it would cause to vulnerable patient populations", the AMA's chief executive, Dr.

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  • SNL's Trump Has Everything Under Control During an Alien Invasion
SNL's Trump Has Everything Under Control During an Alien Invasion

Before questioning whether the apocalyptic invaders really were from Zorblat-9, Trump charged that the alien invaders are "laughing at us". Standing on the deck of an aircraft carrier, Trump said, "Hello, it's a lovely day", before complaining that our military "isn't winning anymore".

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  • Time marches on, with one less hour of sleep this weekend
Time marches on, with one less hour of sleep this weekend

The candy industry lobbied for daylight-saving time since the 1980s so that the extra hour of light would allow children to trick or treat longer on Halloween and force more candy sales. But the time change was repealed after each war, leaving mass confusion because each city adopted its own ordinances. Other non-observers are the American Samo...

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  • Daylight Saving Time is Sunday
Daylight Saving Time is Sunday

Another study suggests the overall rate for stroke was 8% higher. "Anybody who wants to continue this is cuckoo", declared Lucido. They say changing the clock may come with a price. The study looked only at transactions via local retailers. Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a house fire in half, Solobay said, and worn or missing...

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  • Why does daylight-saving time still exist?
Why does daylight-saving time still exist?

But looking on the bright side, there is more daylight in the evening hours. The idea of daylight saving was the brainchild of Benjamin Franklin, aka, the "early to bed, early to rise" guy, back in 1784. And for Wilson, her best advice is to do not forget to change the clock. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which set the last Sun...

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  • Kid crashes news broadcast to fart on weatherman
Kid crashes news broadcast to fart on weatherman

Employees often bring their children to the station on Saturdays, Ellis explained in a WLBT Facebook Live after video of the interaction racked up thousands of views on social media. Houston made a decision to go off on an adventure while dad was busy, "busting in" to the studio where Ellis was discussing dew points. Apparently, this time aroun...

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  • Why Do Some States Get To Opt Out Of Daylight Saving Time?
Why Do Some States Get To Opt Out Of Daylight Saving Time?

Beyond just cutting sleep and making you groggy at work for a few days, daylight saving is a great opportunity to check smoke alarms, fire extinguishers, vehicle batteries or schedule a bi-annual tooth cleaning. Regardless of the possible changes, daylight saving time is happening this weekend, and we'll get an extra hour of sunlight while anxiousl...

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  • 'Time' for a change-it's all clockwork
'Time' for a change-it's all clockwork

Sunday, to be exact. Change them before you go to bed. Let me guess - you've clicked on this because you would love to know when you get that hour of sleep Daylight Saving Time selfishly stole from you back. In theory, using daylight more efficiently saves fuel and energy because it reduces the nation's need for artificial light. If the time ...

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