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FBI Arrests Man Who Allegedly Planned Dylann Roof-Style Attack

The affidavit said the two met as planned and the agent provided McDowell the handgun, which had its firing pin shaved down as to make it inoperative. "Like, I got desire ... not for nobody else ... it just ..." On Jan. 12, McDowell met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent at a Myrtle Beach hotel who McDowell believed took care of problems for the Aryan Nation. Read More

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Braves reach trade agreement for Reds 2B, Atlanta native Phillips

Braves reach trade agreement for Reds 2B, Atlanta native Phillips

Lost in the news of the Atlanta Braves' acquisition of Brandon Phillips was that the move was necessitated due to a shoulder injury to Sean Rodriguez that he sustained in a vehicle crash last month. Phillips turns 36 in June and is coming off a solid season. Though he was born in Raleigh, he attended Redan High School in Stone Mountain, a suburb of Atlanta and committed to the University of Georgia before signing with the Montreal Expos out of high school. Read More

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Israel says fugitive former Peru president will not be allowed to enter

A judge in Peru issued an global arrest warrant for Toledo Thursday, and the government offered a 100,000 soles ($30,000) reward for any information leading to his capture after he failed to turn himself in to authorities. According to prosecutors, he took at least $20 million in bribes from Odebrecht, which recently confessed to having paid about $800 million in bribes all across Latin America. Read More

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Yale to rename Calhoun College to honor mathematician alumna Grace Murray Hopper

Yale to rename Calhoun College to honor mathematician alumna Grace Murray Hopper

The issue of Calhoun College had been debated for years. "At that time, as now, I was committed to confronting, not erasing, our history", the university president said. "Get my racist ancestor's name off of Yale's campus" was the essay's title. Over the summer, a black dishwasher in Calhoun smashed a stained glass windowpane that depicted slaves working on a plantation, because found the image degrading. Read More

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Arrested Across Southern California In Immigration Crackdown

Arrested Across Southern California In Immigration Crackdown

A report on Friday said more than 300 undocumented immigrants had been arrested in Los Angeles , New York , Atlanta and Chicago in raids this week. "We have responded to raids in the past and this is what sweeps... She said in a November memo: "Student privacy is assured by federal law, and it applies to all students regardless of residency status". News of the enforcement action in California came a day after an Arizona woman, who family members said was convicted after using a made-up ... Read More

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7 things to know about New Jersey's snowy Thursday

7 things to know about New Jersey's snowy Thursday

More than 3,500 flights were canceled across the region, and planes bound for New York's Kennedy Airport were ordered held on the ground for hours while crews cleared the runways. Subway service in NY is still as functional as it ever is, though the Long Island and Metro-North Railroads experiencing delays. Officials also are warning of high winds, coastal flooding and possible power outages. Read More

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A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

The status of the the pipeline has been in limbo for months, though construction on the North Dakota-to-Illinois route by Energy Transfer Partners is almost complete. Acting Army Secretary Robert Speer on Tuesday ordered a review of the Army's earlier decision not to grant permission until more study was done. Read More

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Don't repeal the ACA without replacement

President Trump has not yet divulged much information about when his administration would be rolling out a new plan to replace ACA. In a Fox News interview with Bill O'Reilly, Trump said the process is "complicated" and "maybe it'll take till sometime into next year". Read More

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Alexander Oversees Tight Vote To Advance DeVos As Education Secretary

Alexander Oversees Tight Vote To Advance DeVos As Education Secretary

Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both announced Wednesday they will vote no on DeVos' confirmation. "I have heard from thousands, truly thousands, of Alaskans who shared their concerns about Mrs. Both senators cited DeVos's lack of familiarity with public education, as well as doubts about her commitment to ensuring access to education for students with disabilities. Read More

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Trump's ObamaCare order could signal insurance mandate rollback

Trump's ObamaCare order could signal insurance mandate rollback

But advocates in ME said the devil's in the details, and at this point, it's not clear whether the proposal can live up to its promises. The first choice is to keep the ACA as is, including Medicaid expansion. Amy Knickrehm, 40, of Seattle told reporters that her chronic pain and depression went undiagnosed for years because she had no health care. "What are we looking at?" Many are anxious such funding would not be included in a replacement plan. Read More

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Atlas V to try again Friday to launch rocket

Atlas V to try again Friday to launch rocket

United Launch Alliance will try again Friday night to launch an Atlas V rocket and USA missile warning satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station , after scrubbing a first attempt Thursday. Called the SBIRS GEO-3, the satellite going into space tonight is part of the Defense Department's Space-Based Infrared System, or SBIRS . To do this, SBIRS utilizes satellites in two different orbital paths, as well as data processing facilities on the ground. Read More

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Schumer announces opposition to Sessions for AG

Schumer announces opposition to Sessions for AG

It wouldn't be fair to hold Sessions accountable for his namesakes, the long-dead heroes of the Confederacy. This is the second time Sessions has faced a Senate confirmation panel. Sessions was also prepared, having once lost a confirmation battle for a judgeship over charges of racially motivated prosecution of civil rights leaders - a hearing he admitted yesterday that he was not adequately primed for. Read More

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New York Governor pledges US$10 billion JFK investment

New York Governor pledges US$10 billion JFK investment

The CUNY Rising Alliance, a coalition of education advocates that includes the PSC, calls the proposal "an important beginning" and offered this hopeful sentiment: "No matter what's happening in Washington , D.C., NY can have the fully funded public university systems its people need, if we fight for it and our leaders are willing to lead". Read More

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RG3 cleared to practice, likely to start against Steelers

RG3 cleared to practice, likely to start against Steelers

One of the biggest areas of need for the Browns may well be at quarterback. With the wild outcome in the Cleveland Browns' final game of the regular season, the team officially clinched the No. The Steelers fielded a majority of their defensive starters, but still gave up a whopping 437 total yards to the Browns and their 31st ranked offense. Read More

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Topeka weather: Sunny, warm weather ends 2016; snow possible next week

Topeka weather: Sunny, warm weather ends 2016; snow possible next week

So the main forecast issues to resolve will be knowing where showers will focus and be heaviest, when a transition from rain to snow will occur, and how soon showers exit the area. That will make it feel like it's only in the 20s. The weather service reports that in addition to the potential for snow over the next several days, East Idaho is in for some hazardous cold weather conditions. Read More

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Buccaneers Fall to Saints in Week 16

Buccaneers Fall to Saints in Week 16

He has played in only eight games and has only three touchdowns even as Tampa Bay has put together a late-season run toward the playoffs. Rodgers had 15 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown. A spot in the playoffs is still possible, but the Buccaneers will need help down the stretch. The Bucs now are ranked eighth among the NFC playoff seeds behind No. Read More

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Winter Weather Advisory issued: snowfall possible

Winter Weather Advisory issued: snowfall possible

For the rest of the Inland Empire, the storm will bring much-needed rain to the drought-stricken region. So far this rain year, Fresno has received 4.08 inches of rain, well ahead of the average of 2.78 inches. "Strong winds will lead to blowing snow, reduced visibility and additional power outages". Temperatures will remain in the 40s on the Front Range late into next week, NWS forecasts. Read More

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Suspect arrested after 3-year-old shot dead in auto

Suspect arrested after 3-year-old shot dead in auto

The suspect - identified as 33-year-old Gary Holmes - surrendered to police Thursday night after he was wanted on a warrant since Saturday's shooting, authorities said. Holmes' girlfriend reportedly told police she couldn't see into the vehicle, and didn't know the bullet had struck anyone. Holmes has been charged with capital murder and two counts of terroristic acts as a result of the incident, NBC News reports. Read More

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MS officials arrest church member in 'Vote Trump' arson case

MS officials arrest church member in 'Vote Trump' arson case

McClinton, who authorities say lives about six miles from the church, had served seven years in prison for armed robbery before his release in 2012. The Mississippi NAACP wasted no time in putting the fire-and the election-into the context of church burnings of the past: "During the historically black church's 111-year history, Hopewell served as a meeting place for organizers during the civil rights movement", their statement said. Read More

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