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Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary. Read More »

Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary. Read More »

Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

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But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary. Read More »

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Parkway High athletes could be kicked off team kneeling during anthem

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Parkway High School has adopted a similar stance. Coaches and principals will have sole discretion to dole out punishment to players who protest the national anthem at school-sanctioned sporting events, stated School Superintendent Scott Smith , chief of Bossier Parish School District in Benton, Louisiana, on Wednesday morning. Read More »

US Personnel On the Ground In Puerto Rico Helping With Relief Efforts

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Under the Jones Act, transportation between ports and coastwise points in the United States needs to be done on vessels built in the United States and crewed by USA citizens. "I am proud of Americans helping Americans, friends and strangers alike". In the nearby fishing town of Catano, authorities said they would open a distribution point over the weekend to hand out food and water, almost two weeks after the hurricane hit. Read More »

SIC: Malaysia wouldn't want to host F1, even for free

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The gap between the two is the biggest it has been all year and Hamilton will not need to win another race this year to clinch his fourth title if he triumphs on Sunday with Vettel lower than second. Vettel will look to strike back on a track where alongside Schumacher he has the best record of any driver , with four victories. "In any case, a lack of practice time often makes the race more interesting, and that would certainly suit us". Read More »

Hmmm: Supreme Court to reopen debate on forced union "fees"

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To view the full article, register now. The justices will hear the case of Mark Janus , a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, who objects to paying dues to the union. AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall says this is an ongoing attack by large corporations to diminish rights of working people. Our take is that unions have a reasonable point, although a narrow one: Someone who benefits from a union's contract negotiations should pay for ... Read More »

Price to repay taxpayers for private jet use

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Seema Verma , a protege of Vice President Pence's, has been mentioned as a possible successor to Price, The Associated Press reports. In his statement , Price said he would write a personal check Thursday covering his travel costs on charter flights . Read More »

Flight ban imposed by Iraq on Kurdistan goes into effect

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The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plan. While Iraqi Kurd leader Massud Barzani said the vote would not lead to an immediate declaration of independence but should instead open the door to negotiations, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al Abadi rejected the approach. Read More »

GoPro Hero 6 Black 4K 60 FPS Camera Now Official

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It has a 2-inch LCD screen on the back, just like the Hero5. "Like its predecessor, the camera will include Global Positioning System, 2" LCD touchscreen, voice controls, and various instant-editing features . Notably, the feature will enable the creation of slow-motion video footage. GoPro states the new chip has been in development for three years and is a notable transition for the product line, which reports state was formerly powered by Ambarella chips. Read More »

Students rally in Barcelona to defend Catalan vote

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Some estimates put the number of demonstrators at 80,000. It's one of Spain's biggest challenges since the end of the Franco dictatorship in 1975, with a fifth of its economy and 7.5 million people seriously considering whether to break away. Read More »

Details missing to say how middle class fares under Trump tax plan

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Republicans have indicated they'd like to get the plan ready for president trump to sign off on by the end of the year. The plan includes the repeal of the corporate alternative minimum tax , or AMT , which is a complex parallel tax system allowing fewer exemptions and deductions than the standard tax system for certain taxpayers. Read More »

Morning Rush: 22 dead in Indian rail station stampede

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Official figures say some 3 400 people died in 2016 either from falling off the trains or while crossing the tracks of what is the world's most overcrowded suburban rail network. Railway experts and daily commuters, however, believe the railways are to blame, citing that the footbridges are unequipped to handle the daily crowds. Read More »

The Swamp Attacks Trump Tax Plan

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What is the middle class? And if he were to borrow the money, the increased debt levels would likely drive up borrowing costs on everything from auto loans to mortgages, which would also hurt the middle class. One would repeal the alternative minimum tax. Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform , told attendees in the hotel's ballroom that corporate and individual rates would be slashed. Read More »

European leaders welcome 'constructive spirit' of Theresa May's Florence speech

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British politicians Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage criticised Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a Brexit transition following her speech to European Union leaders in Florence . They urge May to "stop treating citizens' rights as a minor issue "that can be pushed aside in the headlong dash for a trade or indeed a security agreement" and plead with her to end the "platitudes" about their contribution to nationali life". Read More »

Samsung Making An Android Phone That Folds Inward

After all, Samsung is India's biggest and most trusted smartphone brand. Lenovo has even less. Earlier in April, a device with the same model number received Wi-Fi certification . But, if you want to keep your shiny new iPhone 8 looking box fresh this test shows it might be worth investing in a case. Rumours surrounding the foldable device have been regulars on leaks for the past couple of years now and was even tipped to launch very soon. Read More »

Sanctions on North Korea, Will it Work?

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Also yesterday, China appealed for dialogue to defuse the increasingly acrimonious dispute between US President Donald Trump's government and North Korea. Anthony Ruggiero, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said the development "shows that China is not a reliable partner". Former general Rob Givens, who served in US Air Force, said that in event of a war in Korea, only 20,000 people die per day in South Korea, according to Pentagon estimates. Read More »

83 percent support pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants

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Host Brian Kilmeade asked Lankford how his bill would help limit chain migration, and the GOP senator dodged the question. Eighty-two percent of voters, including almost 70 percent of Republicans, believe the so-called "Dreamer" immigrants should be able to stay and apply for citizenship. Read More »

New GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore wants to make gays illegal

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Michelle Malkin: How long have the beltway establishment types promised us that "oh well you know our hands are tied, we can't do much here, we need control of all branches of government" and you've got it, and you can't do this? The president said Moore ran a "really great race". Read More »

Shorewood Hills Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

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Edward C. Killin Elementary School serves approximately 500 Sure Start through Fifth Grade culturally-diverse students from all military branches. Schools acknowledged for closing the achievement gap saw minority students pass tests at around the same rate or better than all students in the state. Read More »

North Korea crisis: South to accelerate pre-emptive strike capabilities

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The standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons has entered a new, unsafe phase as its leader, Kim Jong Un , and President Donald Trump exchange personal insults and threats of war with no sign of a diplomatic solution. "The question of who won't be around much longer will be answered then", he said. The White House has however denied the North Korean claim that it had declared war. Read More »

An update in the Equifax hack and how Chicago is becoming involved

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CHRIS ARNOLD: Hey, Mary Louise. ARNOLD: I mean, it certainly wasn't surprising, right? If potential creditors can not see your credit report , they may not extend new credit. CHANG: And I gather some executives were selling stock well ahead of that announcement. Three of the company's executives are also under fire for selling nearly $1.8 million worth of shares after the hack was discovered, but before it was publicly disclosed, according to Bloomberg. Read More »

New Amazon Alexa gadgets lead to profits for Verisign

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Along with these new devices Amazon also revealed that its Echo Show is finally coming to the UK. "Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot , the display of Echo Show , and the features you love about Alexa into an all-new, stylish and compact device", said Tom Taylor , Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa . Read More »

Les Saoudiennes sont autorisées à conduire — Ça y est

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L'interdiction de conduire était l'une des mesures les plus symboliques de la discrimination envers les femmes au sein du royaume wahhabite. Les réactions, à l'international , se suivent et s'enchainent pour féliciter la décision, dite historique, du roi Salmane . Read More »

Les syndicats inquiets pour l'emploi — Fusion Alstom-Siemens

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Marie-José Donsion, directrice financière du groupe, a précisé que "la nouvelle entité vise une trésorerie nette à la clôture (de l'opération) de plus de 500 millions d'euros". Ce dernier devient en effet l'actionnaire principal du nouvel ensemble. Le français Alstom et l'allemand Siemens vont fusionner "entre égaux" leurs activités ferroviaires , une alliance économique pour contrer le géant chinois CRRC mais aussi politique, discutée entre l'Elysée et la chancellerie. Read More »

Progress Made but Not Enough to Open Trade Talks — EU on Brexit

The latest setback for the Brexit negotiations comes just days after the Prime Minister's meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk , during which the Polish politician cast doubt on the likelihood of EU leaders giving the green light to phase two of discussions at a meeting next month. Read More »

People in West Michigan anxious about family in Puerto Rico

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With 90 percent of the island territory's cell towers out of service, people on the island are finding it impossible to communicate with loved ones on the mainland in the US, and rescue workers can't coordinate their relief efforts . Each has family in Puerto Rico. Republicans and Democrats had urged Trump to waive the Jones Act . According to Vox, Puerto Rico's infrastructure, power grid, and state of mind has been in complete disarray since Hurricane Maria made landfall. Read More »

Trump Pitches Tax Plan

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The current highest tax rate is 39.6 percent and the lowest is 10 percent. As for companies, the proposal would slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent. For businesses, the corporate tax will be slashed from 35 to 20 percent. Few corporations now pay the 35 percent, thanks to loopholes. The man who brought America Trump Steaks, Trump Shuttle and Trump Vodka has a new product to sell to the nation: Trump Taxes. Read More »

Trump weighs lifting shipping restrictions for Puerto Rico; industry opposed

Silva just returned to Richmond from two weeks in Houston, where he helped after Hurricane Harvey . "We are proud to be part of taking care of people when they need it most ". "Many of the folks that have gone out for a two-week deployment come back for a week and go back out again", she said. Governor Ricardo Rosello said it has been a challenge to deal with what he called a disaster of unprecedented nature. Read More »