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Twister kills 1, hurts 25 in Barron County

Twister kills 1, hurts 25 in Barron County

Governor Scott Walker has declared a state of emergency in three northwest Wisconsin counties damaged by a strong tornado on Tuesday, which killed on person and left dozens more homeless. Barron County will open a volunteer reception center on Friday at 8am at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Cameron to help cleanup efforts at the mobile park. Read More

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Cooler, But Sunny For Much Of The Day

Cooler, But Sunny For Much Of The Day

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Northeast wind around 9 miles per hour. Highs will reach the mid to upper 70s Saturday . Southwest wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Partly sunny, with a high near 70. Daytime highs will climb into the mid-teens with gusty southeast winds. Read More

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Fired FBI chief James Comey to testify publicly in Congress

Comey had courted controversy during the 2016 presidential polls when he revealed a renewed investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use, which the Democrats claimed had hurt her chances of becoming the president. While not confirmed by the White House, this plan of action would be a major attempt to weaken the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible ties with foreign actors. Read More

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US immigration arrests up nearly 40pc under Trump

US immigration arrests up nearly 40pc under Trump

As America's Voice executive director Frank Sharry said earlier today, in order to justify their inhumane actions, "these guys spin, distort, exaggerate, and dissemble nearly as much as the President they work for". "They're going after people who have lived here for a long time". "The cost of our current immigration detention system in both dollars and lives can not be justified", said Christina Fialho, one of CIVIC's co-founders. Read More

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Boy, 16, Collapses Then Dies From "Too Much Caffeine"

Watts officially ruled the cause of death as a caffeine-induced cardiac event. Cripe's father, Sean Cripe , attended the press conference. We worry about their safety, their health, especially once they start driving. The autopsy showed no "unfounded" or "undiagnosed heart condition", said Watts, who was careful not to call Davis' death a caffeine overdose. But it wasn't a auto crash that took his life. Read More

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Aetna Drops Last 2 State Markets Under Affordable Care Act

Some insurers have stayed in, but raised premiums by double-digit percentages. But even if the Republicans' bill - known as the American Health Care Act - is passed by the Senate it would not solve a critical outstanding issue for insurers looking at 2018: Will the government continue to fund the cost-sharing subsidies that help individuals pay for care? And even that one company, Medica Health of Minnetonka, Minnesota, isn't sure it will sell those health plans in 2018. Read More

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Levee in Arkansas fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest

Levee in Arkansas fails as flooding threatens South, Midwest

The governor added that 108 Arkansas National Guardsmen had been deployed to the areas of primary concern while 25 National Guard vehicles were prepared for high-water rescue efforts in Northeast Arkansas. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged in Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and IL. "It's going to be bad". The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management said the flash flood warning is in effect until 6:45 a.m. Read More

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8 shot during San Diego pool party; suspect dead

The brief comes after police said that eight people had been shot noted Fox 5 San Diego . Eight victims were transported to a local hospital, some of them suffering from critical injuries. Zimmerman refused to confirm the rumor, but she identified the gunman as Peter Selis , a 49-years-old white man. "And that's when I realized, oh, someone is actually shooting a gun at people". Read More

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Donald Trump advisor to leave the White House

McFarland. "This guy has always been a big mystery to me", the source said of Gorka's contributions to the staff. The report noted articles elsewhere that said that Gorka lacked a required security clearance, making his ability to play a role in the National Security Council's meetings on terrorism impossible. Read More

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Reports of gunman put middle school on lockdown

Reports of gunman put middle school on lockdown

Deputies immediately searched the campus and didn't find a shooter or evidence of a shooting. When officers arrived, they learned there was no active shooter in the school. The school went into lockdown after multiple calls to 911 reported a student with a gun and possibly shots fired in the school's cafeteria and gym. Read More

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Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous

Asked about Orrick's ruling Wednesday, Trump averred that he is "never surprised by the 9th Circuit", reinforcing an early morning tweet in which he declared that it "has a awful record of being overturned (close to 80 percent)". Eighteen of the court's 25 judges were appointed by Democratic presidents. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, with his staff beside him, talks about a federal judge's order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold ... Read More

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Nebraska preliminary March jobless rate drops to 3.1 percent

Construction, education, healthcare, trade, transportation and utilities trades saw the biggest growth. That's slightly lower than March 2016, when the state reported a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. Six counties experienced unemployment rates above 6 percent: Clearwater, at 9 percent; Adams, at 7.1 percent; Shoshone and Lewis, at 7 percent each; Benewah, at 6.9 percent; and Lemhi, at 6 percent, the report said. Read More

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White supremacist Richard Spencer still plans to speak at Auburn University

White supremacist Richard Spencer still plans to speak at Auburn University

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the university's Foy Hall, watched by police with dogs, as Spencer's supporters joined a packed crowd inside the auditorium, CNN and other outlets said. University administrators published a statement Tuesday indicating they would comply with the judge's order, but said that Spencer attempted to stoke conflict on the campus in a way that is "divisive and disruptive". Read More

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DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

DNA leads to arrest in murder of jogger in Massachusetts

She had gone out for a jog in August of 2016 when she was visiting her family in Princeton, but never returned. He is reportedly being held at Massachusetts State Police barracks in Millbury on $1 million bail. According to WCVB , a source close to the investigation said Marcotte was found without her clothes and had burns on her head, feet, and hands. Marcotte, who worked as an account manager for Google in NY, had gone out to run several hours earlier. Read More

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Sweeping gun reforms signed into Iowa law

Sweeping gun reforms signed into Iowa law

Iowans will soon be able to carry guns in more places and have greater leeway in using deadly force to protect themselves. Gov. Terry Branstad, the long-serving Republican governor whom President Donald Trump selected to be the ambassador to China, has hinted that he's inclined to sign the bill, calling it "reasonable" legislation that he "could support". Read More

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This executive gave up his United Airlines seat under threat of handcuffs

This executive gave up his United Airlines seat under threat of handcuffs

Fearns told The Los Angeles Times that almost a week after the incident, United finally gave him back the cost difference between his first class and economy ticket, as well as a $500 credit for a future trip on the airline. Dao asks that surveillance videos , cockpit voice recordings, incident reports, and passenger, crew and employee lists be saved for use in Dao's expected lawsuit. Read More

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Arkansas governor backs record executions, saying families need closure

Lethal injection has been defended as a relatively quick, painless way to kill, but four states-Ohio, Oklahoma, Arizona , and Alabama-have in recent years carried out executions in which midazolam failed to keep inmates unconscious. "The only conclusion is that these medicines were acquired from an unauthorized seller in violation of important contractual terms that the manufacturers relied on", the companies stated in the court filing. Read More

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2 inmates charged with killing 4 at SC prison

2 inmates charged with killing 4 at SC prison

The South Carolina Department of Corrections says the four are 52-year-old John King , 35-year-old Jason Kelley , 56-year-old Jimmy Ham , and 44-year-old William Scruggs . King's projected release date was October 2020. Kelley was serving 15 years for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. He was scheduled for release in August 2020. Read More

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Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

Schools close amid Wisconsin manhunt for gun theft suspect

Elizabeth St. Schools were locked down. Jakubowski has had several run-ins with law enforcement over the years. "I was kind of concerned myself for everybody else around me", Franklin said. UPDATE (WKOW ) - The Rock County Sheriff's Office has now identified a man they're considering a unsafe burglary suspect wanted for questioning. Call Janesville police if you see him or know where he is. Read More

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