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Saturday will start off dry and sunny. Sunday: Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. The meteorological winter (December through February) precipitation total ( rain plus snow converted to liquid) stayed at 5.04 inches, 1.67 inches above normal.
  • President in threat to withdraw university funding

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    The Washington Post reports that heated protests led the campus police to tell the Davis College Republicans that "it was no longer feasible to continue with the event safely". "He's backing up threats with executive orders", Newsom said, "and to the extent the executive orders could be backed up by the force of law and a seemingly complicit Congress, then I think we have to take them more seriously than, frankly, some of us wish we had to".
  • Ernst Speaks Out About Democrat's Boycott Of Pruitt Vote

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    Democrats again boycotted Thursday's meeting, but committee Republicans suspended rules requiring at least two minority-party members be present for a vote. Barrasso said that was different, because a president deserves special treatment for his first Cabinet. Thursday's legislative maneuver means Senate Republicans have changed committee rules twice this week to overcome Democratic protests against nominees.
  • GOP Sens. Collins, Murkowksi Won't Vote for DeVos

    GOP Sens. Collins, Murkowksi Won't Vote for DeVos

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    If all of the other GOP senators support DeVos- as expected - and all Democrats oppose the nomination, DeVos would end up with a 50-50 vote in the Senate. After her horrific confirmation hearing, news broke that she actually appears to have plagiarized some of her written testimony - even from a former Obama administration official.
  • Tim Kaine Accused Trump Admin of Holocaust Denial, White Supremacy

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    Though the museum didn't mention Trump by name, it said that the Holocaust was "the systematic, state-sponsored murder of six million Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators". However, Priebus made it clear that the administration did not "regret" its choice of words. "As The Florida Holocaust Museum enters its 25th year, we are just as strongly resolved to teach about the ramifications of prejudice, racism and stereotyping".
  • FedEx driver breaks up flag-burning protest

    FedEx driver breaks up flag-burning protest

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    A group of veterans patrolled the streets in Iowa City today in an effort to stop people burning the American flag. Another bystander argued with the protesters when the group tried to burn another flag. " They're the heroes", Uhrin told WHO-TV . "We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin", the tweet said . He added, "I believe in equality, but burning the flag, it's not the way to solve the problem".
  • Fort Lauderdale airport shooter pleads not guilty to all charges

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    With the combined counts, if found guilty, Santiago faces a maximum penalty of death or life in prison. Audio clip: Listen to audio clip . His defense attorney told the judge that Santiago pleaded not guilty to each charge. Santiago was arrested after firing 15 shots. Though, he told told agents he had visited online jihadi chat rooms and thought he was in contact with Islamic State terrorists, investigators have not yet confirmed if that is true.
  • DeVos not qualified to lead nation's education platform

    DeVos not qualified to lead nation's education platform

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    Oh, how money talks. If DeVos is confirmed tomorrow, as she is expected to be, public school educators will be mobilizing in unprecedented ways in an effort to make a privatization agenda more hard than she might hope for. Change.org Petition: As of Monday afternoon, there were nearly 350,000 signatures on a petition to not confirm Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education.
  • Dade mayor orders cooperation in Trump immigration plan

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    Trump quickly responded on Twitter , writing: "Miami-Dade Mayor drops sanctuary policy". Trump's executive order, which instructs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cut funding to "sanctuary" cities and states, may end up costing Miami-Dade millions of dollars, the newspaper notes.
  • Madigan seeks to stop workers' pay until budget is passed

    Madigan seeks to stop workers' pay until budget is passed

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    The action comes as the state Senate went home Thursday after delaying plans to vote on sweeping legislation aimed at ending the budget standoff, and as the state's largest employee union is scheduled to start voting Monday on whether to strike over lack of a new contract with the Rauner administration.
  • Maine Senator Leads Charge to Place Alternative Health Care on Table

    Maine Senator Leads Charge to Place Alternative Health Care on Table

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    CT is expected to be one of the state's most-affected by the expected repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new report from the website WalletHub. "This would target segments of the population that are uninsured and need and can afford insurance but choose not to purchase coverage". And if that person makes roughly $15 an hour, he or she likely will be ineligible for cost-sharing subsidies.