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Southland Residents Brace For More Rain

In Los Angeles, heavy rains downed power lines hitting a vehicle and then electrocuting a man who later died in the hospital. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes, more than 300 flights into LA have been disrupted, and a number of potentially deadly sinkholes have open up along the roads, swallowing cars. Read More

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Scott Pruitt, nemesis of environmentalists, confirmed to lead EPA

Scott Pruitt, nemesis of environmentalists, confirmed to lead EPA

The vote came a day after a federal judge ruled the Oklahoma attorney general's office must turn over thousands of emails related to Pruitt's communications with fossil fuel companies, which have a large presence in his state. "He will return the EPA to its core mission of protecting public and environmental health while balancing economic impact". Sen. Susan Collins of ME was expected to be the sole GOP senator to join with Democrats in opposing Pruitt. Read More

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ICE Arrests Domestic Violence Victim at Texas Courthouse

ICE Arrests Domestic Violence Victim at Texas Courthouse

Previous year alone, our advocates answered more than 7,000 calls, chats and text messages from victims and survivors of domestic violence facing issues related to immigration. BuzzFeed News could not immediately reach Bernal or federal immigration authorities Wednesday night. County officials suspect Ice acted on a tip-off from her alleged abuser, since he was the only other person given written notice of the hearing. Read More

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Chicago toddler's fatal shooting streamed live on Facebook

White was travelling with his aunt and her boyfriend when they were shot at in the city's West Side Lawndale neighbourhood. Lavontay White , identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, was later pronounced dead in hospital. Lavontay was the third child shot in the city in three days, and the second to die. Get free real-time news alerts from the Chicago Patch. Emanuel called for "meaningful gun control" and tougher legislation to keep repeat violent offenders off the ... Read More

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Bodies found in IN are those of missing girls, police say

He added the bodies were found Tuesday on the edge of the creek about three-quarters of a mile from an abandoned railroad bridge. The bodies were found at Deer Creek in Carroll County , just east of Delphi. Officials say hundreds of tips have been submitted after they went missing Monday afternoon. Cops are not releasing identifications on the bodies at this time, and they can not comment on any injuries or trauma. Read More

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Fire at Disneyland parking garage on Monday

Daron Wyatt. Authorities announced the two-alarm fire was knocked down at about 5:35 p.m. Officials initially waited for the smoke to clear before allowing guests to return to their vehicles shortly after 7 p.m. Pictures from the scene showed smoke billowing out of the 10,000-space vehicle park as nervous crowds gathered outside, unable to return to their cars. Read More

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Yale finally buckles, Calhoun College renamed to honor female Navy Rear Admiral

Yale finally buckles, Calhoun College renamed to honor female Navy Rear Admiral

The college will now be renamed to honor "trailblazing" computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper , who "used her mathematical knowledge to fight fascism during World War II", the university said in a statement. The name received new attention a year ago as protesters on campuses around the country called for universities to address the legacies of historical figures, such as Woodrow Wilson at Princeton University in New Jersey. Read More

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Sen. Ben Sasse Meets with Trump's Supreme Court Nominee

During a news conference at the capitol in Tallahassee, State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith said Gorsuch's current record as a judge is concerning, especially on issue like abortion and LGBT rights. Constitution, rather than on each judge's sense of fairness and justice; liberals are closely divided. Earlier this month, President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Read More

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Four Arrested at Gavin McInnes Event as Antifa Protesters Become Violent

Four Arrested at Gavin McInnes Event as Antifa Protesters Become Violent

Almost a dozen people were arrested Thursday night during a protest at NYU over a scheduled appearance of conservative actor and media entrepreneur Gavin McInnes . "Then I saw this guy, Franklin Right, wearing a red lumber jack shirt, he started a whole chant of "Heil Hitler" with the Nazi salute". NYU spokesman John Beckman said that while there was reaction against McInnes inside Kimmel - where only people with NYU ID cards could get in - there was no violence or arrests. Read More

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GOP senators oppose DeVos as education secretary

That could very well mean a 50-50 standoff on the Senate floor - and Vice President Mike Pence being called in to put DeVos over the top. Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas said he had "serious concerns" about Department of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, but that she'd addressed them to his satisfaction after they met. Read More

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Senate Panel OKs Scott Pruitt To Head EPA Despite Democrat No-Show

Thomas Carper (D-Del.), wrote in a letter to Barrasso. Democrats aren't the only party to boycott committee votes for EPA administrator: Republicans did it in 2013 to block advancement of Obama's nominee Gina McCarthy. Pruitt's nomination, but we have to stand our ground in our pursuit of the truth and in fulfillment of our Constitutional duty with respect to nominations". Read More

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Border Patrol chief tells agents forced out, official says

He was the only "outsider" to run the agency since it was founded in 1924, the Associated Press points out. " Mark Morgan's career spans more than 31 years of faithful service to the nation, including service in the U.S. Nightly News said, citing officials familiar with the matter, that Morgan has unexpectedly made a decision to step down this afternoon. Mark Morgan's departure was announced in a statement Thursday by acting commissioner Kevin McAleenan. Read More

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'I Stand Ready to Register as Muslim': Madeleine Albright

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced she is ready to "register as Muslim" in solidarity amid reports that President Trump is taking executive actions affecting immigrants to the US. Bialik, a star on "The Big Bang Theory", echoed Albright's words on Wednesday and also cited her Jewish heritage. The order is also expected to put an indefinite freeze on Syrian arrivals. Read More

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Massive gator saunters across path at Polk County reserve

On Monday morning, Lakeland Police posted the video on social media showing the giant gator walking through the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County. Joiner estimates that the alligator was at least 12 feet long , similar in size to one that was spotted on a Florida golf course a year ago. Kim Joiner happened to be there and recorded the gator as it strolled by. Read More

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