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Video shows police officer kicking handcuffed man in the head

Last Wednesday, Sargent Michael Bongiovanni had pulled a motorist, Demetrius Hollins , to the side in what is considered a routine stop, said the police Chief Butch Ayers . Gwinnett County authorities terminated McDonald Thursday afternoon for his actions. Ayers said he felt "mad" and "upset" when he saw the video, adding that the man was "clearly not resisting" and the video "speaks for itself". Read More

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Russian Federation vetoes United Nations resolution to hold Syria accountable for chemical account

Lavrov said it was tilted to blame Assad. In a round of tense talks, one of the most pressing issues on the table was the chemical gas attack in Syria and the ensuing strike by the U.S. But such hopes appeared optimistic as the diplomats outlined their sharply diverging views on Syria. "It wasn't just us - it's the entire global community holding the Assad regime and its sponsors responsible for the chemical attack and indiscriminate mass murders". Read More

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Judge Nixes Indiana's Ultrasound Law

Judge Nixes Indiana's Ultrasound Law

U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt issued a preliminary injunction Friday because of a lawsuit by the ACLU a year ago on behalf of Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky that took on Indiana's Department of Health and local officials, according to Reuters . Read More

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Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal

Court sets schedule for travel ban appeal

A federal appeals court will hear the Trump Administration's appeal of his revised travel ban next month. A brief order from the court said a hearing would be held some time in May. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson ruled against the travel ban three weeks ago, putting it on hold nationwide with a temporary restraining order and then extending his ruling last week with a preliminary injunction. Read More

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Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

Still irate that Republicans blocked President Barack Obama's nominee, Democrats consider Gorsuch a threat to a wide range of civil rights and think he was too evasive during 20 hours of questioning. On Thursday, lawyers, advocacy groups and former colleagues got their say on Gorsuch during the final session to examine his qualifications. Hearings for a Supreme Court nominee usually dominate Congress, but that's not been the case over the four days of hearings. Read More

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Gov't: New US Sanctions a Strong Message to N. Korea

The U.S. Department of Treasury believes that Paeksol is working on behalf of the DPRK's Reconnaissance General Bureau and "may also be affiliated the North Korean military and the UN- and U.S. As Woolsey and Pry point out, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) could easily "deliver an atomic bomb hidden on a freighter sailing under a false flag into a USA port, or hire their terrorist allies to fly a nuclear 9/11 suicide mission across the unprotected border with Mexico". Read More

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Ball bounces out of UCLA to NBA; Alford stays on as coach

Ball bounces out of UCLA to NBA; Alford stays on as coach

Florida is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014, and for the first time under White - the former MS guard who was on the losing end of one of the most famous game-winning shots in NCAA history. The 19-year-old is widely projected to be the second player drafted overall. He hit four of his first five shots, including a pair of 3s, within the first five minutes of the second. Read More

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NCAA to review HB2 repeal, decide next week on North Carolina return

NCAA to review HB2 repeal, decide next week on North Carolina return

After the law's approval, Charlotte Chamber CEO Bob Morgan, who traveled to Raleigh on Thursday, called the measure a "bipartisan compromise repeal" and praised leaders of both parties who backed the deal. Andrew Reynolds, a UNC political science professor, said the vote was explicitly driven by the deadline. There were two teams - Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders - between them. Read More

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Senators should concentrate on Gorsuch

Schumer said Gorsuch favors the "powerful over the weak" and would not check President Trump's agenda. Such a deal would give Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer a preemptive veto over the next Supreme Court nominee. "After careful deliberation, I have concluded that I can not support Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court", Mr Schumer said. Chuck Schumer told Politico in an interview. Read More

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Acting US Attorney clears de Blasio in fundraising probe

Acting US Attorney clears de Blasio in fundraising probe

Vance's team found that the mayor's director of intergovernmental affairs, Emma Wolfe, and state Democratic campaign strategist Neal Kwatra, among others, ran their plan past Laurence Laufer, de Blasio's 2013 campaign lawyer. De Blasio refused to answer Lehrer's questions on whether he thought Bharara was more of a hawk on prosecuting him that Kim was, or why he thought the investigation might have dragged on as long as it did. Read More

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Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified

Virginia federal judge rules Trump's travel ban is justified

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesperson Michele Ernst said on Thursday the agency is aware of reports of threatening messages against US District Judge Derrick Watson and is prepared to help if necessary. The new ban was announced this month. The ban would keep people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the USA for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. Read More

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Bulldogs digest Jackrabbits, but they didn't go down easy

That's one heck of a way for a team to win its first NCAA Tournament game , but it's also a wonderful celebration. KXLY 4's Will Sherratt and Keith Osso have reaction from the locker room after the win. "We were just really confident". It was a terribly unattractive game in the first half , which happened to take place in the morning in Gonzaga's time zone. Read More

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On Sunday: Change your clocks, change your batteries

On Sunday: Change your clocks, change your batteries

Volunteers were dispatched along with members of the Urbana Fire Department to the Rolling Hills and Harvest Square mobile home parks to install smoke detectors and teach residents about fire safety. That includes hard-wired smoke alarms as well as ones that are exclusively battery-powered, according to an Angie's List article that cites the National Fire Protection Association. Read More

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US Plains wildfires leave thousands of cattle dead

US Plains wildfires leave thousands of cattle dead

One died from smoke inhalation and two from burns. And a wildfire in Kansas is prompting evacuations. Bill Bunting is chief of forecast operations at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma . The fires have killed four people, with the latest victim identified as 25-year-old Cade Koch. She said the largest evacuations were in Reno County, where 10,000 to 12,000 people voluntarily left their homes Monday night. Read More

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Toddler dies after being left in hot SUV outside Florida day care

Toddler dies after being left in hot SUV outside Florida day care

The reminder wasn't enough to save Jacob. Investigators say her mistake cost her 2-year-old brother his life. Tuesday night, Silva-Tello returned home with her parents with her head covered with a jacket after a devastating day. After returning to her auto and finding Jacob, the woman got him out of the vehicle and carried him to a dialysis center in the shopping center. McKinnon told FloridaPolitics.com paramedics rushed Jacob Manchego to Brandon Regional Hospital, where the boy later ... Read More

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What's open, closed on Presidents Day?

Today is George Washington's birthday. "What if we don't want to celebrate all presidents?" The federal holiday started back in 1885 to recognize President George Washington. Many historians consider Washington and Lincoln our greatest presidents (although you might get an argument from the present occupant of the White House). Read More

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California officer killed, another injured following early morning shootout

The parolee accused of fatally gunning down Whittier Officer Keith Boyer was identified as 26-year-old Michael Mejia on Tuesday. Monday's shootout left Hazell and the suspected gunman hospitalized. "When they get him out of the vehicle, they go to pat him down for weapons, they can see he's got tattoos all over his face and all over his neck", Corina said at a news conference. Read More

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EPA workers openly fight against potential Pruitt confirmation

EPA workers openly fight against potential Pruitt confirmation

The vote Friday came after Democrats held an all-night session on the Senate floor with a series of speeches opposing Pruitt's confirmation. Merkley requested on the Senate floor Friday that the vote be delayed until all of Pruitt's emails are released, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was present in the almost empty Senate chamber, and the Kentucky Republican objected to the request. Read More

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Rand Paul frustratedly walked out of the Republican Obamacare repeal meeting

They have voted over 60 times to repeal Obamacare when they knew Obama would veto it. The plan comes amid mounting frustration from the chamber's conservative wing, who want to see their leaders move faster on repealing Obamacare and made a decision to coalesce around their own replacement plan Wednesday after discussions over potential changes to the health care system slowed. Read More

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