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But in many ways the ceremonial aspect of the modern presidency stems from the horribly abbreviated career of John Kennedy, whose political martyrdom invited a more Catholic approach to the public rites. Most are open. Walmart, Macy's, Target and Nordstrom are open in most locations, as are many other big department stores that may be holding Presidents Day sales.
  • Homeland Security head to visit sites along US-Mexico border

    Homeland Security head to visit sites along US-Mexico border

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    Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, was confirmed by the Senate for the position January 20. Trump's order bars citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen from entering the country for 90 days. The logic is that these records will help the government ascertain the money trail, how a person is living and who sends them the money. I frankly don't think that's enough, certainly President Trump doesn't think that's enough.
  • Two die as winter storm wallops northeastern United States

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    As many as 14 inches was forecast for NY. Travel in both New York City and Boston has been almost impossible as the storm continued its progress today. are delayed or canceled Thursday as a significant winter storm impacts the region. Many government offices also were shuttered with MA and CT ordering non-emergency workers to stay home.
  • Bucks County DA announces charges against accused serial child rapist

    Bucks County DA announces charges against accused serial child rapist

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    District Attorney Matt Weintraub said a thorough investigation revealed more than 1,000 images of naked children, child pornography, written accounts of child sexual abuse and several pairs of soiled little girls' underwear. According to authorities, Thomas worked as a handyman and a subcontractor in many trades and owned a home improvement business, Thomas Construction.
  • Pennsylvania governor seeks $2 billion of cuts in proposed budget

    Pennsylvania governor seeks $2 billion of cuts in proposed budget

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    Adam Harris, R-Mifflintown. Wolf said, "My budget protects the investments we've made in education, in senior services, in fighting the scourge of opioids, and in growing Pennsylvania's economy". - Increases special education funding by $25 million, an increase of 2 percent increase to $1.12 billion. "Under the new fair funding formula enacted previous year, Philadelphia will see its fair share of the new education funding proposed by the governor in both basic and special education ".
  • Kelly says Trump order isn't Muslim ban

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    At a congressional hearing Tuesday, Kelly defended the travel ban, saying "the pause made an very bad lot of sense". He did say, however, that the administration was "looking at" additional vetting schemes for people entering the United States.
  • Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded

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    Perhaps it's the fact that Planned Parenthood aborts a grossly disproportionate percentage of black babies compared to white ones, vastly diminishing the black community's ability to produce new Beyoncés, Mia Loves or Martin Luther Kings. She cited polls indicating that Americans are in favor of the legislation, as well as the ban on abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. "We will continue to fight until abortion is not only illegal but abortion is unthinkable".
  • Corporate Tax Cut and Border Adjustment

    Corporate Tax Cut and Border Adjustment

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    The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America has brought with it widespread hope that the much-maligned USA taxation system may well be on course for a period of necessary reform. Border adjustability is key to Ryan's plan for the most ambitious overhaul of the USA tax code in three decades because it's estimated to generate about $1.1 trillion in revenue over a decade, according to an independent analysis by the conservative Tax Foundation, a Washington policy ...
  • Thousands Protest Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley Campus

    Thousands Protest Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos at UC Berkeley Campus

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    Yiannopoulos said on Facebook he was evacuated "after violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building". The Berkeley College Republicans feel even though the violence ultimately canceled their event, their message has been taken to another level. He was invited to speak by the Berkeley Republican club, which said it didn't endorse Yiannopoulos but that "silencing him is a defeat for ...
  • Senate Republicans bust blockade on Trump's EPA pick by suspending committee rules

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    While Democrats expressed their disapproval, Republican lawmakers took the extraordinary step of suspending committee rules and voted (10-0) to advance Pruitt's nomination. "He will get to the floor of the United States Senate and he will be confirmed as the next administrator of the EPA". "That includes a functioning EPA", Barrasso said before moving forward with the committee vote.