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Bears to release Jay Cutler per his request

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Now that the Bears are (unsurprisingly) releasing quarterback Jay Cutler, the question from a Jets perspective becomes: Would signing him make sense? There's some belief that the New York Jets make a lot of sense for Cutler. Cutler broke his thumb, and a promising Bears season ended out of the playoffs. In four seasons with the Buccaneers, Glennon accounted for a 5-13 starting record, but was relegated to the bench after the franchise selected Jameis Winston with the first overall pick ... Read More »

Hypothermia killed elderly twin sisters after separate falls at their home

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John W. "Jack" Haley, Jr., who lived at the home on Opechee Drive, died in 1995 leaving behind a wife, Jean, and three children. "It was kind of a comforting feeling to know they were still together". "They were extraordinary", he said. Nothing was missing from either of the sisters, or from the premises, leading investigators to think that no foul play was involved in their deaths. Read More »

Third Jewish Cemetery Vandalized In Three Weeks

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She says, in the last month, 30 of the 180 Anti-Semitic crimes committed in the US have been in New York State. Rabbi Joshua Bolton of the University of Pennsylvania's Hillel center surveys damaged headstones at Mount Carmel Cemetery on February 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. Read More »

Fires extinguished, inmates secured at Tecumseh

Damon Fitzgerald and Michael Galindo, of Scottsbluff, were killed. Galindo was serving 12 to 21 years on robbery and other charges. The incident was isolated to half of the housing unit and a small fenced-in yard, spokeswoman Dawn-Renee Smith said. Read More »

Dad Arrested By ICE While Taking Kids To School

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The ICE officials, who wore police jackets, took the 48-year-old father into custody as he dropped his girls off at school in Highland Park on Tuesday. Ricardo Mirales, the executive director of the girl's school said the school community would try to help. "Everybody on November 9th was afraid", Mireles added". Read More »

Trump's budget will hurt the people he promised to help

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He can't. That would bust through the sequester caps in the Budget Control Act of 2011, and can only be done if the BCA caps are increased. "It's a budget proposal that will probably meet the same fate as Obama's proposals". Indeed, it would appear that the architect of Trump's supposed rebuilding plan is neither Defense Secretary James Mattis nor the Joint Chiefs of Staff, but OMB director Mick Mulvaney. Read More »

US Secretary of Interior rides horse on first day of work

The order was meant to protect birds from lead poisoning, the Obama administration said. "There are a range of substitutes on the market today". Secretary Zinke is preserving his image as an avid outdoorsman. He listed three main priorities for the department. Studies using radiographs show that lead ammunition leaves fragments and numerous imperceptible, dust-sized particles of lead that contaminate game meat far from a bullet track, causing significant health risks to people eating ... Read More »

Trump Speech Gives GOP's Obamacare Plans a Boost

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Paul announced on Twitter that he was heading to the "secure location" where the bill was being held, and soon drew a sizable gaggle of reporters and cameras. On Thursday, House Republicans refused to allow Republican Sen. Kudlow said Republicans are in danger of wasting the gift they've been given. Under his bill Tax credits would have bee available for people to purchase health care, instead of outright government subsidies. Read More »

Novak Djokovic defeated by Nick Kyrgios in Acapulco

In other first-round matches , second-seeded Rafael Nadal, of Spain, defeated Germany's Mischa Zverev 6-4 6-3 in a battle of left-handers. "I knew that if I just waited and waited, eventually I'd get my chance", Krygios said, via ATP World Tour . Read More »

The Doctor is In: Senate Confirms Carson for HUD

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Several congress members have vocally opposed Carson's nomination process including former vice presidential candidate, Sen. "NFHA's goal is to eliminate housing inequality and expand housing opportunities and we are ready to work immediately with the new administration on the following key priorities to expand housing choices", said Rice. Read More »

Obama WH Rushed to Preserve Russian Hacking Intel

Intelligence agencies rushed to analyze raw intelligence material about Russia connections, going over months-old material as the extent and possible motives of what the agencies say is Russian election hacking emerged, the New York Times reported . Read More »

Truck goes airborne during police chase in Louisiana

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Incredibly, Austin went airborne trying to evade authorities, and someone was inside the auto when the truck landed on top of it. On Tuesday, authorities told KSLA-TV that they spotted Austin in a pick-up truck after they pulled him over in Webster Parish. Read More »

Iran test-fires two missile amid United States sanctions

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Trump said earlier this month that "Iran has been put formally put on notice" for firing a ballistic missile , and later imposed new sanctions on Tehran. We don't respond well to sanctions, but we respond very well to mutual respect. Might the sanctions lead to Iran walking away from the 2015 nuclear deal? Throughout his election campaign, Trump accused the Obama administration of being weak on Iran, and he vowed to crack down if elected. Read More »

DC's cherry blossoms could hit peak bloom in 2 weeks

Officials say the peak bloom for Washington's cherry blossoms could be just two weeks away. The NPS also notes it is "almost impossible" to forecast peak bloom more than 10 days in advance, which, obviously, this particular forecast is. Read More »

Father of slain Navy SEAL wants investigation

He said the mission led to the collection of "a lot of information that will help us keep safe". Owen, the Herald reported , hadn't voted for the President, and he took issue with how Trump treated the Gold Star family of Captain Humayun Khan after the slain soldier's mother and father publicly rebuked the then-Republican presidential nominee at the Democratic National Convention in July. Read More »

Wall Street Wants Substance From Trump's Congressional Address

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NASDAQ 100 index went up 4.23 points or 0.08 percent to close at 5,347.55. The streak of gains matches the longest such run in the Dow's history, ending in January 1987 - the same month that the index first topped 2,000 points. The odds of a USA interest-rate hike next month jumped above 50% on Monday after Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan said a tightening might come in the near future (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/odds-of-march-fed-interest-rate-hike-spike-above-50-2017-02-27). Read More »

Strong, Severe Storms Possible, Could Include Tornadoes

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The main threat would be very heavy rainfall and gusty winds, which could cause localized damage. Storms this afternoon are already firing and eroding the cap in the atmosphere. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Winds will be out of the south at 5 to 15 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 40%. It'll be cold enough for a coat on Friday morning with lows in the mid 30s. Read More »

Supreme Court Weighs Law Banning Sex Offenders From Facebook

A North Carolina appeals court reversed his subsequent conviction, but the North Carolina Supreme Court restored the conviction and upheld the state law. Goldberg told the justices. But Kagan said she did not read the law as imposing that requirement, zeroing in on how the law defines commercial social-networking websites. Read More »

A roadmap to responsible health care reform

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Numerous speakers at the Iowa City rally focused on the impact of the Medicaid expansion included in the Affordable Care Act. But she says the goal is to put in place a system that works and one that doesn't feature the federal government telling people what type of health insurance they have to buy. Read More »

Trump to Skip White House Correspondents Association Dinner

In 2011 , Trump became the center of Former President Barack Obama's jokes in his White House Correspondents' dinner's speech. "Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!" he tweeted Saturday afternoon. It also follows reports that media outlets such as CNN have been weighing whether to attend the event this year . The annual fundraiser for college scholarships mixes politicians, journalists and celebrities. Read More »

Thousands return to California homes after flood, prep for more storms

Firefighters were forced to rescue more than 225 residents by using watercraft as the streets filled up with 4 feet or more of water. "After Sunday", he said, "I don't know where they are going to go". The creek hit a historic crest of 13.6 feet on Tuesday. This week's flood sent the creek rising to a height of 18.1 feet early Wednesday. Officials are not now assessing the environmental implications of pumping fuel- and potentially sewage-contaminated water back into the creek, Sykes admitted. Read More »

Desperate French Liberals Want Obama to Run For President

Now, much in harmony with the influence Obama enjoys, a French website tries to reach out to the citizens asking for their support to make Obama the next president of France. "We came up with Obama". Additionally, the former US president does not speak French, though his wife Michelle has studied the language. Anyway, that's not really the point. Read More »

Senator McConnell's Speech Interrupted By Protesters

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Losers go home." Outside, McConnell's respect for the right to protest didn't carry much weight, and participants weren't too happy about losing, either. "He has trampled on civil rights basically with his treatment and Senator Elizabeth Warren and her reading of the Correta Scott King letter". Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Read More »

Documents: After shooting, Dylann Roof went toward second black church

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The evidence shows Roof exited the interstate and drove toward Branch AME church in Summerville after the massacre at Emanuel AME. Investigators traced Roof's route by analyzing a Global Positioning System device found in his vehicle. During trial, prosecutors presented evidence showing that the self-taught white supremacist, now 22, had lists of other black churches in his auto when he was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina. Read More »

USA top court backs Texas death row inmate in race case

Buck went to the home of his ex-girlfriend, Debra Gardner in July 1995 and fatally shot her while her children looked on. What was contested at the Supreme Court was what happened at the hearing into whether he deserved the death penalty. But as Roberts wrote, "His case then entered a labyrinth of state and federal collateral review, where it has wandered for the better part of two decades". Read More »

What Does The Red X Mean? It's A Poignant Symbol

According to http://www.enditmovement.com, there are an estimated 20 million people enslaved in the world today. It includes sex trafficking, domestic servitude, forced labor and child labor. Last December, the End Slavery Act was signed into law and with that came a commitment from politicians to reduce modern slavery by 50 percent and punish individual and corporate perpetrators of trafficking. Read More »

Private Prisons Will Make A Comeback In The Trump Administration

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Just a few months ago, under the authority of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the Justice Department issued a report revealing that privately operated federal prisons are more risky than those managed by the federal Bureau of Prisons. Private prisons will be making a comeback in the Trump administration. The day after President Donald Trump's victory, stock prices for prison companies skyrocketed - one by more than 40 percent . Read More »