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Mama June reveals dramatic new look after tremendous weight loss


With hard work and help from trainers, June went from a size 18 to a size 4. "They wouldn't let her come home until they could make sure that she wouldn't have no nerve damage", says Honey Boo Boo. The installment featured a segment where her daughters had talked her out of bed after another series of surgery. I cheat, I've done that.Sometimes you just wanna give up, just like on any diet but you can't - you have to get in that mindset: "If I give up, I'll go back to the way I was". Read More »

Trump signals new openness to Dems


Ted Poe says in a statement Sunday that "saying "no" is easy, leading is hard but that is what we were elected to do". "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". And I think that there was nothing that could be added to the bill that the Freedom Caucus would ever vote yes on. Sen. Ben Sasse has opposed the Affordable Care Act from the beginning. Read More »

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds


Democrats called the bill an attack on women , with Sen. "This is shameful; this is wrong; it can not stand". Title X of the Public Health Service Act provides federal funds to states for family planning grants. Those same exceptions, though, don't apply to Title X funding. In a written statement after Thursday's vote, Cotton said the legislation deserved to pass. Read More »

Heitkamp to vote for Gorsuch confirmation

Schumer, of NY, had tough words for his Republican counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in an interview with The Associated Press. Their seats are considered vulnerable and potential opportunities for Republicans to expand their majority in the Senate. Bennet introduced Gorsuch last week at his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. Read More »

Dion Jordan Released by Miami Dolphins After Failed Physical

McDonald is suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse, stemming from a May 2016 arrest and misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs. "The one thing I can do is earn the respect for my work - through camp and OTAs - of my teammates and the coaches, and provide a spark when I can", McDonald said after his signing was announced. Read More »

Judge extends block on Trump travel ban; what's next?

The official Twitter account for Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin, who argued against Trump's travel ban in court, released part of his opening statement in court. In his first order, Watson ruled it was plausible "to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam" given their Muslim populations ranging from 90.7 percent to 99.8 percent. Read More »

North Carolina Reaches Compromise Over Bathroom Bill


Last November, Forbes and Site Selection magazine ranked North Carolina as the No. 2 state for business, while CNBC ranked the state as the No. 5 in the country for business in July. Meanwhile, some supporters of HB142 made it clear they were casting their votes with pinched noses, whether out of loyalty to Cooper or the GOP legislative leaders for reaching the compromise, or to give the state and its reputation a reboot. Read More »

Kerber wins in third round at Miami Open but Keys loses


Angelique Kerber moved to fourth round in Miami Open. Williams lives 100 miles up Interstate 95 in Palm Beach Gardens. "When I first won here I had braces", Venus joked after the win. "I played her in the very beginning of her career and now we both have had great careers that are continuing to be fantastic". The sixth seed took a medical timeout after dropping the first set 7-6 (1) to Wozniacki and decided she was unable to continue. Read More »

Texas Senate OKs revisions to Texas contentious voter ID law

However Republican Senate Leader David Long says the changes made to the bill Monday are substantial enough to allow the proposal to advance. The House came back on the floor, and received the Rev & Tax Committee's recommendation in favor of concurring with the Senate amendments to HB 67, the grocery tax repeal bill. Read More »

Cuomo: Congressional GOP has 'declared war on New York'


Astorino, who likely plans another gubernatorial challenge against Cuomo, touted the Collins-Faso Amendment, particularly for the pain it would inflict on Cuomo. "Congressmen Collins and (John) Faso are calling their amendment a 'tax savings plan for the county.' Really it's a deathtrap as there is no way to make up the shortfall". Read More »

Ohio shooting: 1 killed, 13 injured at Cincinnati nightclub, says police


Morris said he hadn't reached out to the victims of Sunday's shooting, but he was looking forward to meeting with them and helping connect their families with others who've experienced gun violence. One patient was treated for a gunshot wound and released from Anderson Hospital. Some reports said the gunman is still on the loose. There were at least two officers who were working at the front entrance of the club and two others that were patrolling the parking lot. Read More »

I need a new congressman


Rep. Devin Nunes, the California Republican and chair of the House Intelligence Committee , claimed Wednesday that "the intelligence community incidentally collected information about us citizens involved in the Trump transition" between President Trump's election and his inauguration. Read More »

Four-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Oakland, 7 People Rescued

They searched the building upon arriving and began rescue efforts. Irene Randall said the apartment building was "unlivable". Days after the warehouse fire, the owner of the building that burned Monday sent an eviction notice to Urojas Community Center, which occupies the first two floors of the building, said James Cook, an attorney for the center. Read More »

AG Jeff Sessions says 'sanctuary cities' not eligible for certain


Last week, Maryland's Democratic-controlled House of Delegates approved legislation to bar police statewide from checking the immigration status of individuals they arrest or from keeping them locked up longer than otherwise warranted at the request of federal agents seeking to deport them. Read More »

Duck Men Make It To Final Four

Sadly though, he was ruled not to have got the shot away in time , so the points didn't stand - and Xavier, even with the help of that unusual OG, went on to lose 83-59. But as Xavier's J.P. Macura and Rashid Gaston swiped Gonzaga's Johnathan Williams, something unusual happened. History was made in the SAP Center Saturday. Read More »

Trump supporters, foes spar at Southern California rally


Several other fights also broke out between demonstrators. The protester jumped over a fence near the Pacific Coast Highway, where he was arrested by California Highway Patrol officers. One woman threw a smoke grenade, police said. There were no arrests or incidents reported at a pro-Trump rally in Boston, although at one point competing groups were separated by a line of police. Read More »

Permit Approving Keystone Pipeline To Be Signed By Monday

President Trump signed an executive order on Friday greenlighting the Keystone XL pipeline after it cleared State Department review to bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The new pipeline would allow for more crude oil from Canada to be transported south. Instead, TransCanada has received the permit to begin construction using the steel it has already contracted or purchased, which comes entirely from Canada and India. Read More »

1 dead, 1 injured in shooting near Vegas' Cosmopolitan hotel

A shooting shut down part of the Las Vegas Strip near the Cosmopolitan and the Paris Hotel Casino. Officers believe the suspect is on a bus on the Strip and are treating this as a barricade situation. According to USA Today , police evacuated the nearby Cosmopolitan hotel and casino shortly after 1 p.m. "Both were transported to the trauma center and one is deceased". Read More »

Florida GOP lawmakers play key role in health care bill demise

News reports said the Republican dominated lower house shelved the vote because the party couldn't find the votes needed to send it on to the Senate. "So it's a big program that covers a lot of people and we need to be very careful about the changes we make". As part of that discussion, we should consider plans, like mine, to give all Americans access the same high- quality coverage as federal employees and their families, as well as other good ideas, from both sides of the aisle, to ... Read More »

Trump's Health Care Melee a Major Problem for Speaker Paul Ryan

The president added that the "best thing we can do, politically speaking, is let ObamaCare explode". President Donald Trump, flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, and Vice President Mike Pence, meets with members of the media regarding the health care overhaul bill, Friday, March 24, 2017 , in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Read More »

Federal authorities publish list of 'uncooperative' sanctuary cities

These are jurisdictions that allow criminal illegal aliens to exist, without fear of being reported to federal authorities - namely Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), for deportation . Franklin County considers ICE detainers to be non-binding requests. One allows local law enforcement to check a person's immigration status after they are already in jail. Read More »

If Republicans repeal Obamacare, they have to own the consequences

Myers said the current bill would do harm, and his group supports moving Medicaid over time to per-capita caps, a more limited form of funding that's an option in the AHCA. "The reaction, when he said, "Mark Meadows, I'm coming after you", was pretty loud cheers". "We're making a lot of progress, and I think we'll pass it sometime Thursday night". Read More »

Sacramento police identify suspect in South Land Park quadruple homicide


Spokesperson Sergeant Bryce Heinlein with the Sacramento Police Department says officers were called to the home as part of a welfare check after a family member contacted police about 7 a.m. "And as a city we stand ready to embrace the families and the communities in any way we can to help". Ebbert is the president of the South Land Park Neighborhood Association and says police activity in this neighborhood isn't normal, let alone a homicide, and certainly not four deaths. Read More »

Texas A&M, Rick Perry clash on election of gay student body president


McIntosh was disqualified over charges that he failed to provide receipts for glow sticks he used in one of his campaign videos. Perry also suggested that had Brooks been accused of similar allegations of McIntosh and was the top vote-getter, the A&M administration wouldn't have allowed him to be disqualified. Read More »

Police officer among four dead in string of United States shootings


Sara H. Quirt Sann, 43, an attorney at a nearby law firm, also died. WSAW-TV reported that authorities said after the arrest that there was no ongoing threat to public safety. SWAT members entered the apartment building about 2:30 p.m., the Wausau Daily Herald reported. The action then moved to an apartment complex in Weston. Read More »

Facebook Inc's Instagram Tops One Million Advertiser Milestone


Instagram will soon be allowing businesses to add a button to their profile that will allow users to schedule an appointment with the firm. The number of marketers on has risen together with the number of "business profiles" on the app. "And those passions extend to brands, with 80 percent of Instagrammers following a business today". Instagram is now home to more than 1 million monthly advertisers and continues to expand features for business profiles. Read More »

Snake on a plane! Reptile escapes from bag on USA flight

A passenger transporting his pet snake on a commuter flight left his companion behind on the plane. According to his mother, Anna McConnaughy , there wasn't much of a panic on board. A flight attendant grabbed the snake and put it in a trash bag. It's not clear if the passenger is in any trouble for this little incident, but the plane did land safely, and on time, in Anchorage. Read More »