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What Does Trump's Order Mean for this Transgender Bathroom Case? What Does Trump's Order Mean for this Transgender Bathroom Case?
- March 03, 2017

The Obama administration letter guiding schools on to how the Departments of Justice and Education would interpret federal nondiscrimination statutes under Title IX was released almost a month later. It detailed how schools should respond to situations regarding bathrooms, locker rooms, athletic teams, overnight lodgings and dormitories, as well as other situations. (more...)
Here are Congress' options for investigating Russian meddling in the election Here are Congress' options for investigating Russian meddling in the election
- March 03, 2017

The report concluded that Russian intelligence agencies sought to undermine Clinton's campaign because senior Russian officials had developed a "clear preference" for Trump. "Intelligence has been in the dock since Election Day with a whole host of accusations coming out of the transition team and the White House", Mr. Hayden said. (more...)
Truck goes airborne during USA police chase Truck goes airborne during USA police chase
- March 03, 2017

HLN reported that video posted on Instagram by bystander Caleb Gallups shows the airborne truck. The passenger of the truck was an 18-year-old Kevonte Austin who was already wanted by authorities. "I saw the underside of a vehicle coming at me, right at my face, and I went to the right sitting in my auto". "I saw the underside of a vehicle coming at me, right at my face, and I went to the right sitting in my auto", Barbara Harlon said. (more...)
Stocks That Will Hit All-Time Highs in 2017 Stocks That Will Hit All-Time Highs in 2017
- March 01, 2017

Early trading may also be impacted by reaction to a slew of US economic data, including a report from the Commerce Department showing that the pace of economic growth in the fourth quarter was unrevised. Broad markets continue to perform well in 2017. The Nasdaq sawed off 0.6% while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average trimmed 0.2% and 0.1% respectively. (more...)
Social Media Ban for Sex Offenders Questioned at US Supreme Court
- February 28, 2017

No court cost, no nothing spent". The North Carolina law, enacted in 2008, makes it a felony for people on the state's sex offender registry to access websites that can lead to social interactions with minors. Someone subject to this law literally can't know what he can't do or say; the police themselves aren't sure! Justice Elena Kagan asked him about the rise of social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn and their role in political discourse. (more...)
Severe thunderstorm warning for Windsor, Essex and Leamington
- February 27, 2017

Storms will produce high wind gusts and large hail. The National Weather Service said confidence was increasing about the potential for severe weather on Wednesday - although the timing and details are still evolving. Possible impacts will include damaging straight-line winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. Thus it'll be a quick short-sleeves-to-jacket transition Saturday afternoon. (more...)
Protesters Greet McConnell Outside Closed-Door Event For 2nd Day In A Row Protesters Greet McConnell Outside Closed-Door Event For 2nd Day In A Row
- February 25, 2017

He defended their right to protest. "Winners make policy and losers go home", McConnell said, obviously gleeful to be on the winning side. No Democrat would dispute McConnell's acknowledgment that he's been involved in obstructionism himself, particularly regarding former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, denied a hearing by McConnell for 10 months past year. (more...)
'Goodbye, Racist!': Passengers Cheer As Unruly Man Gets Booted From Plane 'Goodbye, Racist!': Passengers Cheer As Unruly Man Gets Booted From Plane
- February 25, 2017

Shortly afterwards both he and a female companion are approached by a flight attendant asking them to accompany him off the plane. "Goodbye, racists", a woman says. "The person ahead us turned around and asked where my boyfriend was from; my boyfriend said it's none of your business ", she said. A man was escorted off a flight in front of a cheering crowd following accusations that he was being "racist" towards other passengers . (more...)
Attorney says there is no evidence that Dylann Roof targeted second church
- February 25, 2017

Global Positioning System evidence showed Roof got off the interstate and drove toward Branch AME church in Jedburg after the church shooting, according to unsealed court documents on Tuesday, reported by WCIV. The day after the shootings, he confessed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation that he was too exhausted to carry out any other attack after the massacre at Emanuel. (more...)
Pro-Abortion Gov. McAuliffe vetoes bill to defund Virginia abortion promoters
- February 23, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had a busy Monday as he vetoed three pieces of legislation that made its way through the General Assembly this year. "There are dozens of qualified health centers in the most rural parts of Virginia, in underserved communities, far away from the nearest Planned Parenthood abortion center". (more...)
Victims Identified In Gruesome Peabody Double Murder
- February 21, 2017

Essex District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett was at the crime scene Sunday morning and said there was a great deal of investigative work to be done inside the home. Police say one suspect is still at large. "The crime scene is very hard right now, it's quite messy", said Blodgett. "It takes time. The medical examiner's office is on the way, and we're using all those resources to ascertain exactly what happened at this property". (more...)
Man in photo now considered a suspect in double homicide
- February 21, 2017

Law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant for a home in Delphi Thursday night, but they found nothing of value that could pertain to the investigation, state police said. The tragedy has hit everyone in the small community hard and there were even people who came from other parts of the state, never having met the two girls but just wanted to show their support for the two families. (more...)
Chris Christie: Trump Made Me Eat Meatloaf Chris Christie: Trump Made Me Eat Meatloaf
- February 19, 2017

Remember when Chris Christie abandoned the American people to suck on Trump's nuts, in the hopes of getting an in on his administration, and Trump kicked him to the curb in a spectacular fashion? Instead, Trump insisted that both he and Christie would have the meatloaf . (more...)
Senate confirms Pruitt for EPA over environmentalists' opposition
- February 18, 2017

Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, both from energy-producing states, said they will vote with Republicans to confirm Pruitt. At a press conference Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was asked why he didn't postpone the vote until after Pruitt's emails became available. (more...)
Trump Asks Black Reporter If She's 'Friends' With Black Caucus
- February 17, 2017

I think that was pretty instructive to me". Democrats are both flummoxed and frustrated by many of Trump's cabinet picks, some of whom, like Sessions, have records that are seemingly contrary to the mission of the agencies they've been chosen to lead, or who like DeVos, are also woefully unfamiliar with their agency's key issues, policies and laws. (more...)
U.S. immigrants stay home from work to protest Trump policies
- February 17, 2017

DC-based Jose Andres - an immigrant from Spain who became an award-winning celebrity chef and built a restaurant empire - said on Twitter he is closing five of his establishments to show support for workers. economy. On social media, however, the reaction to Thursday's collective walk-out is more nuanced with many people, including legal immigrants in the United States, feeling the movement's energy is misdirected. (more...)
Nets Ignore Humana Announcement to Pull Out of Obamacare for 2018
- February 16, 2017

Bruce Broussard, the CEO of Obamacare unit, also confirmed that indeed they are seeing visible signs of demented risk in their exchange plans made over the last few years and, therefore, they have chose to discontinue with the same in the upcoming year, 2018. (more...)
Russian Cruise Missile Deployment Violates Treaty
- February 16, 2017

Throughout his campaign - and even after he was elected - Trump said he wanted to improve relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Two Russian battalions now have the cruise missiles, according to the New York Times , which first reported the story on Tuesday. (more...)
Russian spy ship seen patrolling off CT coast
- February 16, 2017

Courtney represents the state's Second Congressional District, which includes southeastern CT. The ship was seen patrolling the waters 30 miles from the Groton SUBASE. "Russian military relations." The U.S. suspended military relations with Russia after its annexation of Crimea in Ukraine in 2014. The New York Times reported that this wasn't the first time Russian Federation was out here being weird, during the Obama administration, they reportedly violated a 1987 arms control treaty ... (more...)
White House to resume public tours in March after unusually long break White House to resume public tours in March after unusually long break
- February 16, 2017

And it has further fueled rumors that she and Donald Trump are heading for a breakup. Melania Trump's involvement in her role as first lady of the United States has remained somewhat of a mystery since her husband's victory on election night. (more...)
Moorside nuclear project secures Toshiba boost
- February 15, 2017

The company's market capitalization has already plummeted by $7 billion to sit at the end of Tuesday at about $8 billion, and it is reportedly considering selling some of its profitable businesses, including its memory chip arm, to help stem the losses. (more...)
Betsy DeVos, Walking Meme, Was Blocked From Entering a School By Protesters
- February 13, 2017

Immediately, DeVos is being tasked with attempting to convince public school administrators, teachers, and students that she doesn't actually want them to see their ways of life eradicated. However, she has used her huge wealth and influence to try and destroy public education in America. DeVos, a philanthropist and a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party, is an avowed advocate of school voucher programs and charter schools. (more...)
Department Of Education Misspells WEB Du Bois' Name On Twitter Department Of Education Misspells WEB Du Bois' Name On Twitter
- February 13, 2017

In a tweet this morning, they wrote: "Education must not simply teach work - it must teach life". And if there's anything that a social media manager working for the U.S. The NAACP notes Du Bois's most lasting contribution is his writing . The department later apologized for the misspelling and issued a corrected version of the tweet - but not before they could get yet another typo into their first (now deleted) apology tweet. (more...)
Pro And Anti Planned-Parenthood Protests Planned For Saturday Pro And Anti Planned-Parenthood Protests Planned For Saturday
- February 12, 2017

A second protest formed down the road where protestors gathered along Route 104 in defense of Planned Parenthood. "It's a human being, and they shouldn't be killing human beings", Kathleen St. "We have to do this", Panique said. Another stands with Planned Parenthood because, "There is no racial & economic justice without reproductive justice". (more...)
Recent Oro Dam spillway inspections found nothing suspect
- February 12, 2017

Earlier this week, chunks of concrete flew off the almost mile-long spillw. As storm runoff into Lake Oroville slowed Thursday evening, operators increased water releases from 40,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) to 65,000 cfs. Oroville, Calif. - Engineers and geologists working with the California Department of Water Resources have determined recent damage to the Oroville Dam spillway poses no imminent threat to the dam or the public. (more...)
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul stand up for Charles Oakley LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul stand up for Charles Oakley
- February 10, 2017

The Knicks have since released a statement about the incident, saying: " Charles Oakley came to the game tonight and behaved in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner". Oakley said he doesn't know why it's so touchy when he goes to the Garden and still would like to sit down and work things out with Dolan. The retired player refused to leave without incident, and proceeded to assault a couple of arena employees, the source said. (more...)
Lawmakers react to Gov. Walkers proposed 2017-19 state budget
- February 10, 2017

Scott Walker didn't propose it in his budget. Rep. Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) and Rep. Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) attended Walker's stop in Greenville and said it's too soon to say whether his proposed budget would cover transportation priorities, or if a gas tax increase would be needed. (more...)
Chris Kennedy, former Board of Trustees chairman, to run for governor
- February 09, 2017

The Democratic businessman said IL is heading "in the wrong direction". "We need change, not incremental change, but fundamental change", Kennedy said in an announcement video posted online Wednesday. He surfaced as a top contender for governor after he spoke to the IL delegation to the Democratic National Convention last summer. But he also indirectly criticized the Republican governor, who has locked horns with the Democrat-controlled state legislature and is stuck in a historic ... (more...)
5 circus performers injured during high wire practice
- February 09, 2017

The feat was performed flawlessly yesterday, according to Pedro Reis, founder and CEO of the Sarasota Circus Arts Conservatory. Winston Simone, Nik Wallenda's agent emailed this statement to 2 On Your Side: "There was an accident while they were practicing". (more...)
Missouri 28th State To Enact Right-To-Work Law
- February 08, 2017

She says Greitens "chose to hide out in an abandoned warehouse" instead, referring to the Springfield bill-signing location. "It's sad to see Governor Greitens and the Republican legislature cave to big donors, corporations and special interests at the expense of Missouri's working families." said Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 member and Kauffman Stadium Concessions Worker Vanessa Coleman. (more...)
Person Of Interest In Karina Vetrano Murder Reportedly In Custody Person Of Interest In Karina Vetrano Murder Reportedly In Custody
- February 06, 2017

Chanel Lewis , 20, was taken into custody at 6 p.m. Saturday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce announced Sunday at a press conference . Her father found her lifeless body face down amid towering weeds about 15 feet off the desolate path while helping police search for her. (more...)
Roger the dodger: Goodell offers to apologies for 'Deflategate' and fallout
- February 05, 2017

On the refugee issue that other leagues are addressing: "We have a unique position to have an event on Sunday that will bring the world together". The anticipation of an awkward moment between National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell and key members of the New England Patriots, should they win Super Bowl LI, is one of the dumbest and most irrelevant National Football League storylines in history. (more...)
Former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson confirmed as next Secretary of State
- February 04, 2017

Tillerson will be leading a department that has already voiced strong objection to Trump's policies . Tillerson described department employees' duties as "to faithfully represent our nation in the arena of foreign affairs", and told them they should stay focused on that mission "regardless of the circumstances shaping our country or our department". (more...)
GOP Leaders Move to Shore Up Shaky DeVos Nomination
- February 04, 2017

While most Republicans support DeVos, some GOP senators have wavered. Original story | 9:55 a.m. . If all Democrats oppose her, as is widely expected, the vote would be 50-50, allowing Vice President Pence to break the tie. "I will absolutely be voting for Besty DeVos". That wasn't enough for Anchorage resident Deena Mitchell. "I can not support this nominee", Murkowski said. (more...)
Music artist writes song for Girl Scouts Music artist writes song for Girl Scouts
- February 04, 2017

If I'm honest, the actual closest Girl Scout cookies to my location is in my desk. Almost three dozen semi-trucks unloaded over 136,000 cases covering parking lots the size of football fields in five locations. Tessa Hunt is an 8-year-old Brownie, getting ready to be a Girl Scout. On the Tagalongs , "if you don't like peanut butter, do not buy this cookie". (more...)