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Police met fire crews in the front yard and said that four people had been evacuated, but two others were still inside the house. A house fire at an Overland Park group home left six people injured. Embers spread from the big fire, setting area homes on fire. The mixed-use development was mid-construction when the blaze broke out yesterday afternoon, shooting hot ash and debris into the sky that sparked 17 house fires in the residential development to the south of the site.
  • Jason Chaffetz: Intruder 'Rattled the Door Handle' of White House

    Jason Chaffetz: Intruder 'Rattled the Door Handle' of White House

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    The president praised the Secret Service for doing a "fantastic job" in apprehending the intruder . According to court documents, Tran told federal agents that he was a friend of the president and had an appointment. Asked whether the door that Tran allegedly touched was locked, Chaffetz said, "We don't know whether it was locked". Similar lapses occurred during the eight years that Barack Obama was president.
  • UPSET: Wisconsin Badgers bounce top seed Villanova 65-62

    UPSET: Wisconsin Badgers bounce top seed Villanova 65-62

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    Sindarius Thornwell had 29 points and 11 rebounds to lead seventh-seeded SC to a 93-73 victory over Marquette to close first-round play in the East Region on Friday night. Those who want to call it a "shocking upset" shouldn't; Villanova was favored by just 5.5 in Vegas entering the game. Iverson finished with 11 points and seven rebounds, both well above his season average.
  • Bronx Man Charged with Murder of 14-Year FDNY EMT

    Bronx Man Charged with Murder of 14-Year FDNY EMT

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    The man then climbed into the driver's seat and put the ambulance in reverse, striking both paramedics and knocking Arroyo to the ground before driving backwards over her, according to the NY police and fire officials. In the video posted to Twitter, she can be heard screaming in anguish as she stands over Arroyo, who is lying motionless in the street. Police said Gonzalez, who has 31 prior arrests, was high on drugs when he hopped on the back of Arroyo's ambulance as it drove through the ...
  • Oklahoma State Senator Charged With Engaging In Child Prostitution

    Oklahoma State Senator Charged With Engaging In Child Prostitution

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    A review of the tablet device allegedly uncovered text messages, including a conversation with a person under the name "Jamie Tilley" that allegedly makes reference to meeting in the motel room. Police on Wednesday released a heavily redacted report that said a juvenile boy was found in a motel room with an adult male on March 9. No court date has been set, according to the Cleveland County district attorney's office.
  • President Trump to visit Nashville Wednesday

    President Trump to visit Nashville Wednesday

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    Although a portrait of Jackson now hangs in the Oval Office, Trump's comments on the former president have been vague at best. During his Nashville visit, Trump will also spend time at the Hermitage where he will pay homage to Andrew Jackson, whose birthday is Wednesday.
  • Local US attorney one of 46 asked to leave

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    While these words are likely comforting for many cannabis business owners - the Cole Memo is after all just a memo, which the U.S. Attorney General absolutely has the power to scrap - it is clear that Mr. "I've heard people say we could solve our heroin problem with marijuana", he said. Sessions told reporters he was "sensitive to these issues", but that most people in low-income African American neighborhoods want tough criminal penalties.
  • North Shore Weather: Lake Effect Snow Warning Continues Through 4:00 pm

    North Shore Weather: Lake Effect Snow Warning Continues Through 4:00 pm

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    The National Weather Service says a weather system will be rolling through the area until sunset on Monday. High drive times are being reported across the board, as well as a number of accidents. Follow the snow progression on the Current Metro Weather Radar Mosaic below. Snow accumulations are likely to be in the five to 10 inch range. Travel is strongly discouraged.
  • Vulto Cheese Recall Expanded

    Vulto Cheese Recall Expanded

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    Distribution of these products began [insert date] until [insert date]. Consumers should not eat the recalled soft raw milk cheeses. According to the CDC, outbreaks of listeria in the 1990s were primarily linked to deli meats and hot dogs .
  • US commander signals larger, longer US presence in Syria

    US commander signals larger, longer US presence in Syria

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    He said Raqqa was "a priority for us", but indicated that there could also be a parallel attack by the army towards Deir al-Zor in the east, near the Iraqi border. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the main USA partner in Syria, this week cut the road from Raqqa to ISIL's stronghold in Deir Al-Zor - the last main road out of Raqqa - and declared it would reach the city limits within a few weeks.
  • MI wins Big Ten Tournament, tops Wisconsin, 71-56

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    Everything really came unglued for Wisconsin's offense at the beginning of the second half. Nigel Hayes led the team with 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting with a pair of threes and 10 rebounds for the double-double. The Wolverines shot 63.3% and took a 47-36 lead at the break, making U-M fans comfortable, knowing the 20-1 record when leading at the half. NU's 28-point margin of defeat was the third-largest since coach Chris Collins took over the program in 2013, and its 46 points scored ...
  • Warm, sunny Thursday ahead; cooler temps coming for weekend

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    Wind chill values as low as -3. Take a light jacket and umbrella since a weak cold front will slide in later this morning, bringing north winds at 5-10 miles per hour and rain chances. and 4 p.m. Blustery, with a west wind 21 to 23 miles per hour. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Airport to offer new nonstop service to San Francisco

    Airport to offer new nonstop service to San Francisco

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    United had previously stopped service during summer months. The flight will leave Louis Armstrong International Airport at 4 p.m. and arrive at San Francisco International Airport at 6:30 p.m. "With this announcement, Alaska Airlines and Virgin America will serve 19 of the top 25 destinations for Bay Area travelers". "This new transcontinental service is an important addition for our passengers".
  • Wall Street's Famous Bronze Bull Has 'Defiant' New Frenemy

    Wall Street's Famous Bronze Bull Has 'Defiant' New Frenemy

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    State Street said it would vote against boards of companies that fail to take steps to increase its female board members, and plans on sending letters to 3,500 asking companies to act. The defiant figure - called " The Fearless Girl " by artist Kristen Visbal - was placed in front of the bronze charging bull located near the New York Stock Exchange.
  • AL Representative Jack Williams condemns recent bomb threats at JCC

    AL Representative Jack Williams condemns recent bomb threats at JCC

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    Halberstam's son Ari was killed by a Lebanese national who fired shots into a van of young Jewish men on the Brooklyn Bridge. "I made wrong decisions in my life which I deeply regret", the message said, according to The Daily News. Since the beginning of this year, more than 100 bomb threats have targeted Jewish institutions in the region. Miller said the New York Police Department is working with federal officials who are the lead investigators on the case.
  • Years After The Death Of Notorious BIG

    Years After The Death Of Notorious BIG

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    Spotify also posted some interesting trivia about Biggie's music as it relates to their service. Wallace was shot and killed on March 9, 1997. "We're celebrating his life through his music and through his legacy today". "Any mother who has lost a child knows exactly the devastation I feel", Wallace told the Daily Mail . Those are the words of rapper Canibus, uttered on "Second Round Knockout", his famous 1998 diss record aimed at LL Cool J.
  • Expert Available to Comment on 'Day Without a Woman'

    Expert Available to Comment on 'Day Without a Woman'

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    The United Nations celebrated International Women's Day for the first time in 1975 and adopted a resolution two years later, proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace. "Instead, we are encouraging teaching lessons geared to Women's History Month", she said in an email. A day "without shopping" doesn't mean much to women without disposable income.
  • Woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth

    Woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth

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    Police said emergency crews arrived and carried Farruggia to an ambulance, where she gave birth to a baby boy. Pictured, New Hampshire woman, Felicia Farruggia who had her newborn child taken away from her. "I'm a people pleaser", Frennette allegedly told authorities when asked why she gave Faruggia the injection. She claimed Frenette had heroin and told her "it would take the edge off".
  • How are you marking International Women's Day?

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    This Administration will work diligently to encourage women to enter and succeed in the workforce while addressing the many barriers women still face in achieving economic success, including those that impede womens access to capital, markets, and networking opportunities.
  • VP Pence Demands Apology From Associated Press For Publishing Wife's Private

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    Pence tweeted on Saturday: 'Last night the AP published my wife's private email address, violating her privacy and our security'. "We shouldn't be accidentally discovering that officials from the governor down to school board members are conducting public business on private communication channels", said Gerry Lanosga, an Indiana University professor and past president of the Indiana Coalition for Open Government.
  • Kansas Supreme Court Rules Current Public Education Funding Is Unconstitutional

    Kansas Supreme Court Rules Current Public Education Funding Is Unconstitutional

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    Governor Sam Brownback called a special session of the legislature last summer after the court ruled that the funding formula was not equitable. Just past year, the the state Supreme Court threatened to shut down schools, though lawmakers eventually complied with the court's judgement demanding that more money go to schools in poor areas.
  • Snapchat's parent company's shares rocket 44% on first day of public trading

    Snapchat's parent company's shares rocket 44% on first day of public trading

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    The price topped the IPO price range of United States dollars 14-16 per share, and takes the company's market valuation to about USD 20 billion, based on 1.16 billion shares outstanding after the IPO. Facebook Inc.'s listing was plagued by trading errors with the shares barely gaining on its first day before falling 31 percent in the first year. Simon Chiu, the president of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California, will be celebrating after the school took a gamble on the ...
  • Where's the health care bill?

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    One part of the legislation, handled by the Energy and Commerce Committee, has been made available to members of that panel - but only for inspection behind closed doors. At one point, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House Minority Whip, called on a presumably enchanted bust of Abraham Lincoln for guidance. "Much of it was modeled off the Tom Price legislation, which we as conservatives have always seen as the gold standard for replacing Obamacare , he's now the secretary of HHS", said Ryan.
  • Rachel Dolezal Changes Her Name. What Is It?

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    Dolezal, 39, turned heads in an interview in The Guardian last Saturday, in which she said she still did not consider herself white and has not been able to find a job since the controversy broke in 2015. Dolezal, for her part, says that her conviction that she is black goes back a long way, and it's nothing to do with cultural appropriation or lack of respect.
  • NAHB Applauds President Trump for Move to Fix Flawed WOTUS Rule

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    Even before Obama announced his executive actions before his State of the Union Address previous year, Trump said he would "unsign that so fast" once he becomes president. Trump also signed an executive order on Tuesday billed by his administration as an effort to boost historically black colleges and universities, one day after the president gathered with representatives of 64 of the nation's 100 institutions known as HBCUs.