• Trump administration tightens rules on deportation and detention

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    The guidelines also state that the Department of Homeland Security has authority to expedite the removal of undocumented immigrants who have been in the country illegally for at least two years, a departure from the Obama administration's approach of concentrating mainly on newly arriving immigrants.
  • There's no such thing as Presidents' Day

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    Although Washington's birthday is February 22, a legislation passed in the 1960s designated that it, along with Memorial Day and Veteran's Day, would be celebrated on Mondays, according to the Smithsonian . "What if we only want to celebrate Washington and Lincoln?" Because most government offices are closed, garbage pick-up and street sweeping could be pushed back to Tuesday.
  • Joliet area legislators react to Rauner's budget address

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    Analysts at S&P Global Ratings, which released a highly critical report on Illinois' budget stalemate this month, said it was unclear how Rauner's plan provides a spending framework supported by sufficient revenue. Davidsmeyer says to fix the budget crisis, IL needs to stop spending beyond it's means. "Having them at roughly 90 percent of their FY15 funding, with the ability to have about 5 percent more in appropriations on performance based funding", said Brady.
  • Glenn Heights Officer Uses Car to Push Engulfed Truck

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    Flames were lapping at the building and thick smoke billowed across it. The Glenn Heights Police Department congratulated Womack for ensuring no one was injured in the incident. The officer successfully pushed the vehicle away from the building by using his police auto. The Glenn Heights Police Department posted the video on its Facebook and wrote, " I would like to commend Officer Chris Womack ".
  • More snow on the way for hard-hit Maine

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    Almost all flights in and out of the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, were canceled. The area is now experiencing higher than average snowfall, but have come nowhere near hitting the all-time high snowfall of 181.9 inches for a season, set in the winter of 1962 to 1963.
  • Autopsies set for 2 bodies found in search for missing in girls

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    A report via RTV6 cited investigators saying they considered the girl's discovery as a 'death investigation' and had not classified the case as a homicide. He did not comment on any injuries the deceased might have suffered or even the ages of the victims. Authorities are performing autopsies on two bodies found near a northern IN creek during a search for two missing 13-year-old girls.
  • WWE co-founder Linda McMahon confirmed as SBA leader

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    She was approved by a 81 to 19 vote. - The Goldberg/Kevin Owens beef continued on Twitter today. The SBA, President Trump , and small businesses across America will benefit from her unique journey and success as well as her passion for women's entrepreneurship and leadership.
  • Betsy DeVos Turned Away From School by Protesters Yelling 'Shame'

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    Things got heated as DeVos tried to enter the building through a back door. Some held Black Lives Matter signs. Another shouted at DeVos, " Keep giving money to senators and buying your way into the position ". The protest was reportedly organized by the Washington Teacher's Union. To save our public schools! Why? The protesters outside of the Washington school clashed with police as DeVos arrived with her security detail.
  • Winter Storm Niko Creating Travel Headaches in Northeast, New England

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    Most of the state will see between 10-15 inches of snow, but there will be differences in the density of the snow for communities north and south of the Mass Pike. The snow will mix with rain and sleet over southern New Jersey and eastern Long Island early Thursday, making for heavy, wet snow, before transitioning to a dry, powdery mixture by the afternoon.
  • Unseasonably Warm Today and Tomorrow, Dry Well Into Next Week

    Unseasonably Warm Today and Tomorrow, Dry Well Into Next Week

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    South southwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming north in the afternoon. An upper level ridge was expected to shift inland Saturday , bringing dryer conditions to the region, the weather service said. Tuesday also is expected to be mostly sunny with rain returning Wednesday . It's a cold end to the week in the lower 30s but under partly. North-northeast wind 3 to 6 miles per hour.
  • TriMet responds to false rumors of immigration raids on buses

    TriMet responds to false rumors of immigration raids on buses

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    Civil rights advocates are also calling on law enforcement to help them resist an emboldened ICE agency. Reports of arrests by federal immigration agents in Southern California on Thursday sparked an outcry from civil rights groups and politicians, heightening fears that President Donald Trump is moving forward with a promised crackdown on illegal immigration.
  • Ohio State Student Who Vanished After Work Found Fatally Shot Near Park

    Ohio State Student Who Vanished After Work Found Fatally Shot Near Park

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    The young woman's body was found by a visitor at Sciota Grove Metro Park. Tokes was reported missing by her two roommates after she left her job at Bodega Cafe around 9:45 p.m. Police in Grove City have not responded to request for comment as of 11 a.m. Friday morning. In a message on Facebook , her uncle, Jamie Tokes, expressed gratitude to everyone who has reached out to him and his family.
  • More Than 3600 Flights Canceled as Snowstorm Pounds Northeast

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    The storm was expected to dump up to 18 inches in Boston , as much as a foot in New York City and up to 8 inches in the Philadelphia area. The winter storm has prompted officials to cancel more than 3,600 flights. Forecasters said Thursday's weather had the potential to be the most powerful storm that some areas have seen in a mostly snow-free winter. Snowfall could be heavy at times and visibility is likely to be poor.
  • US Border Agents might want Social Media Passwords for Entry into US

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    At this stage, it is not clear if the proposal would only apply to visitors and refugees from Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Yemen who were temporarily barred from entry to the United States, or all visitors to the country. visas to visitors. "If they don't want to cooperate, then they don't come in". "I believe the vetting on the other end is not adequate to protect the nation and then of course we are considering other measures adding to the vetting on the other end", said ...
  • New Orleans East Tornado

    New Orleans East Tornado

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    Towns from New Orleans to Baton Rouge were struck hard by several tornadoes and multiple storm fronts Tuesday. Patrols are doing house-by-house searches in affected neighborhoods to make sure no one's trapped by falling debris or other damage, Harrison said.
  • Senate Democrats Speak Against Betsy DeVos For 24 Hours

    Senate Democrats Speak Against Betsy DeVos For 24 Hours

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    Murray has expressed vigorous opposition to DeVos . The final vote is shaping up as 50-50, with all Democrats unified in opposition along with two of the 52 Republicans-Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. If Democrats succeed in getting one or two Republicans to join them, they could gain the upper hand in defeating the billionaire, school voucher proponent.
  • Paris Machete Attacker Said To Be In Critical Condition

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    One soldier had a minor scalp injury, said Cadot. The assailant, who was holding a machete in each hand when he attacked a group of soldiers, was foiled and shot up to five times. Exterminator Olivier Majewski says he was just leaving his scooter in the parking lot beneath the Louvre when he saw a crush of people running and screaming "there's been a terror attack".
  • Cold temps on Saturday with possibility of snow

    Cold temps on Saturday with possibility of snow

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    Monday: Partly sunny with increasing clouds at night. Sunday .Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. Sunday night will be mostly cloud, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Wednesday , the high will be near 36 with partly sunny skies, according to the weather service.
  • Human remains found near Alpine as search for Zuzu Verk continues

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    Alpine police found the unidentified remains in Sunny Glen, the same town where Zuzu Verk was last seen before she vanished, The Dallas Morning News reported. The remains, which are described as skeletal, are being sent to the medical examiner's office for identification. Zuzu Verk, 22, was last seen October 12.
  • Panthers owner Vincent Viola withdraws from Secretary of Army consideration

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    Viola is a 1977 West Point graduate who rose to the rank of major in the Army Reserve. Viola is a former Army ranger, the founder of tech firm Virtu Financial and the owner of the Florida Panthers hockey team. The tycoon has invited an unusual number of wealthy businessmen to join his administration despite the multiple conflicts of interest such appointments could potentially create.
  • Letter to the Editor: Students should rise above violence, looting at protest

    Letter to the Editor: Students should rise above violence, looting at protest

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    Yiannopoulos is a vocal Trump backer who has been called a racist and misogynist, among other criticisms. "You think it's strategy by Yiannopoulos or right-wingers, put this on in effort to show there's no free speech on a college campus like UC-Berkeley?" Criticism of the protests has been pouring in from Republicans all day - including President Donald Trump, who tweeted out a threat to cut UC Berkeley's federal funding.
  • Ronald Gasser charged with second-degree murder for killing Joe McKnight

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    Gasser admitted to killing McKnight. Ronald Gasser Jr. sits at the scene of the fatal shooting of football star Joe McKnight in the New Orleans suburb of Terrytown on December 1. Gasser and McKnight apparently were engaged in a road rage incident that ended on Behrman Highway, with the two men engaged in an argument and McKnight being fatally shot by Gasser.
  • Susan Collins opposes Trump's education secretary nominee DeVos

    Susan Collins opposes Trump's education secretary nominee DeVos

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    If there is a tie, Vice President Mike Pence will be the deciding vote. Ms Collins and Ms Murkowski would be the first Republicans to break party ranks and vote against one of Mr Trump's cabinet selections. "I want to do what I can to ensure DeVos is not confirmed". "I can not support this nominee", Murkowski said. "Nevertheless, like all of us, Mrs. DeVos is the product of her experience".
  • Joseph Goebbels' secretary, Brunhilde Pomsel, dies aged 106

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    Brunhilde Pomsel, an ex-secretary to Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels died on 27 January at her home in Munich at the age of 106. In the years preceding her job as Goebbels' secretary Brunhilde Pomsel was employed in the news division of the German government broadcasting corporation for nine years, which required her to join the Nazi party.