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National Joe Biden 'confident' American people can overcome divided nation
Author: 0 Joe Biden 'confident' American people can overcome divided nation

As part of the Moonshot's work, the National Cancer Institute and the University of Chicago previous year launched the Genonic Data Commons, a platform for collecting and storing more than 30,000 cancer patients' genomic datasets. Biden referenced President John F. Kennedy's famous space race speech, where he called efforts to the moon something that "we are unwilling to postpone".

National Get ready to spring forward for daylight saving time
Author: 0 Get ready to spring forward for daylight saving time

This change in Daylight Saving Time kept Canada's Daylight Saving Time pattern consistent with the United States which enacted into law a broad energy bill that extended Daylight Saving Time in the same manner. In 1966, Congress passed the time act unifying the practice across the USA but allowing states to opt out by local ordinance. For a half century, Arizona - but not including the Navajo reservation - has refused to perform the standard-to-daylight-saving-and-back-again dance.

National Winter Weather Advisory Issued For NW Arkansas
Author: 0 Winter Weather Advisory Issued For NW Arkansas

Untreated roads and walkways will become snow covered and slippery. "It looks like (temperatures) will stay on the cool side through the mid part of next week, and after that it looks like they will trend upward", Jackson said. The Weather Service reported 6.5 inches of snow in Harwich Port as of 2 p.m. Additionally, at 3:24 p.m. Saturday , the service issue a Gale Warning for the waters between Moriches Inlet and Montauk Point that will remain in effect until 1 a.m.

National Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Airport Again on Domestic Flight
Author: 0 Muhammad Ali Jr. Detained at Airport Again on Domestic Flight

In an email exchange with The Courier-Journal, a TSA spokesman bristled at the suggestion Ali Jr. was detained, writing, "In the security world detain means to take into custody". They further added that he was not detained as they do not have the authority to carry out that action. Officials refused to let Ali Jr. on the JetBlue plane, rejecting his identification and repeatedly asking him where he was from, the lawyer said.

National Chicago Bears will release quarterback Jay Cutler
Author: 0 Chicago Bears will release quarterback Jay Cutler

Silver tweeted that the Jets and 49ers do not have enough interest to keep Glennon from signing with the Bears. He has a career 69 wins to 72 losses. According to Rapoport, Chicago is still expected to draft a quarterback, which underscores the Bears' desire to engineer a complete re-boot at the QB position.

National TSA New Pat-Downs Are 'Invasive,' Some Travelers Say
Author: 0 TSA New Pat-Downs Are 'Invasive,' Some Travelers Say

The change is partly a result of the TSA's study of a 2015 report that criticized aspects of screening procedures. If you are given a pat-down, it will be done by an officer of the same gender and you can request a private screening accompanied by another person of your choice.

National Hypothermia killed elderly twin sisters after separate falls at their home
Author: 0 Hypothermia killed elderly twin sisters after separate falls at their home

Temperatures were freezing with a wind chill overnight Friday into Saturday, when much of New England saw some if its coldest temperatures of the winter. They were quickly pronounced dead. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said that the Barrington police do not suspect foul play. The cause of death has not been released, but cold temperatures are likely to have been a factor.

National Jewish cemetery attack investigated by USA hate crime experts
Author: 0 Jewish cemetery attack investigated by USA hate crime experts

Dragon said, "For him to make a statement like he did and for him to say that this isn't acceptable is incredibly important for the Jewish community to hear right now because NY has been a target". Department of Justice to investigate a string of threats and vandalism in Pennsylvania against Jewish institutions as hate crimes. They will fail in their attempts to instill fear in all of us.

Author: 0 Riot Causes Lockdown At Nebraska Prison

Corrections Department spokeswoman Dawn-Renee Smith said the incident began around 1 p.m., when staff members reported a fire in a mini-yard connected to one of the housing units. Emergency response teams arrived and took control of the housing unit at around 4:30pm, able to quell the disturbance without having to fire any weapons.

National An Immigrant Father Was Detained While Dropping His Daughters off at School
Author: 0 An Immigrant Father Was Detained While Dropping His Daughters off at School

This week, Avelica-Gonzalez was picked up by ICE officials while dropping his daughters off at school in Pasadena, California, for a decade old DUI conviction. "And how do we move forward?'" Mireles said. The day of the deportation, Ricardo Mireles, executive director of the charter school two of his daughters attend, held a school-wide assembly in solidarity with the family.

National Trump to propose military buildup, cuts in foreign aid
Author: 0 Trump to propose military buildup, cuts in foreign aid

On Monday, Trump proposed increasing the military budget to just over $600 billion-a 10 percent increase-while deeply slashing the budgets of other agencies, likely including the Environmental Protection Agency and the State Department. There were several Republicans in the House of Representatives who also voiced their concerns about dramatic cuts to foreign aid. The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ben Cardin, said he thought enough members of Congress would oppose ...

Author: 0 Rand Paul slams secrecy surrounding GOP healthcare bill

Their goal: embarrass Republican leaders who have vowed to make the overhaul transparent and are struggling to solidify support. "It's the secret office of the secret bill", Sen. "It's critical. I don't think we can get what we need to get done without nearly universal support", Cornyn said, noting Republicans have 52 senators and need 51 to pass the bill that will serve as the primary vehicle for dismantling the ACA.

Author: 0 Kyrgios upsets Djokovic at Mexican Open

In his win over Dudi Sela in an earlier round, Kyrgios confronted Sela's fans and was caught in a heated exchange with his opponent at the end of the game. However, Djokovic handled the pressurized the tiebreaker easily to be awarded a match point to win the game. Another player who is struggling this year is Australian Bernard Tomic , who retired in the first set of his match against American Donald Young .

National Ben Carson Confirmed As HUD Secretary
Author: 0 Ben Carson Confirmed As HUD Secretary

Senate voted to confirm renowned neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on a largely party-line 58-41 vote, with seven members of the Democratic caucus voting to confirm him.

National Jackie Evancho's 'trans' brother free to use girls' bathrooms, judge rules
Author: 0 Jackie Evancho's 'trans' brother free to use girls' bathrooms, judge rules

A federal judge Monday issued a preliminary injunction requiring a Pennsylvania school district to allow three transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity while his court considers their case. "This prohibition encompasses discrimination based on a student's gender identity, including discrimination based on a student's transgender status".

Author: 0 Dutch passed on information about Trump's aides and Russian Federation

As the links between Trump associates and Russian intelligence became clearer, and Russian influence on the US election deemed more influential, administration officials anxious that classified intelligence that would be vital to a future investigation could be easily destroyed or simply dismissed by the incoming Trump White House.

National High-Speed Chase Ends With Spectacular Launch Out of a Drainage Ditch
Author: 0 High-Speed Chase Ends With Spectacular Launch Out of a Drainage Ditch

In a scene usually found in an old episode of the iconic 70's show " Dukes of Hazard ", the chase came to a dramatic end when the truck went airborne and landed on a auto. Law enforcement told KSLA that the Toyota Tacoma driven by Austin was stolen. KTAL reports the truck landed on the roof of another vehicle in an adjacent restaurant.

Author: 0 Iran Fires Latest Home-Made Cruise Missile during Naval Drills

The exercises were held in an area of 2 million square kilometers, spanning the Strait of Hormuz, the Sea of Oman, north of the Indian Ocean and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait. Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that imposing sanctions will not get any results. Iran's enhanced presence in the regional waters has brought about more secure marine routes, threatened by pirate attacks around the clock.

National Peak cherry blossom dates announced for 2017 by National Park Service
Author: 0 Peak cherry blossom dates announced for 2017 by National Park Service

A National Cherry Blossom Festival kick-off press conference was held at the Newseum in D.C. The average date for the trees' peak bloom is April 1, but this year's blooming period may be just around the corner. Last year's peak bloom happened March 25. No word on a prediction for Falls Church's peak bloom season. In 2016, environmental officials voiced concerns because the peak bloom was set to occur as early as March 23.

National Judge Grants Change of Venire in Cosby Trial
Author: 0 Judge Grants Change of Venire in Cosby Trial

In news from across the commonwealth a Montgomery County judge has ruled Bill Cosby sex assault trial, will not be moved out of the county. Ultimately, courts ruled that Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill will preside over Cosby's latest hearing.

National Statements from female jewelry store employees claim widespread sexual harassment
Author: 0 Statements from female jewelry store employees claim widespread sexual harassment

Most of the sworn statements were written years ago, but the employees' attorneys were only granted permission to release them publicly Sunday evening, the Post said. The Post report sent its stock down from around $72 to $65. Employees claim in testimony that the mandatory, no-spouses-allowed meeting featured a wealth of alcohol and often turned into a "sex-fest" where women were targets of grabbing and harassment.

Author: 0 Dead US soldier's father calls for probe into Trump's Yemen raid

The father of the Navy SEAL slain during a botched January al Qaeda raid in Yemen berated the White House for calling the mission a success and demanded an investigation during his first interview since the incident. He also said he refused to meet President Donald Trump when they were both at Dover Air Force Base to receive the casket carrying his son. At the request of Bill Owens and his family, no media or any bystanders were allowed to attend the ceremony.

National Stocks That Will Hit All-Time Highs in 2017
Author: 0 Stocks That Will Hit All-Time Highs in 2017

Investors will now closely watch Tuesday's speech for further information and economy plans. Ahead of his address, due at 1pm AEDT, Trump on Monday met U.S. "Individual tax reform could be passed by June". "Investors want something concrete on corporate taxes or repatriation". While Deutsche Bank sees it providing a vehicle for cutting USA corporate tax rates from 35% to 20%, and making the US more competitive globally by offering less incentive to pursue inversions (and more to move ...

Author: 0 Photos of Kellyanne Conway kneeling on Oval Office couch spark debate

Her shoes are out of the frame-perhaps on the couch!-and she appears to be checking her phone. Trump met the leaders late on Monday evening to show his administration's support for the schools, including contracts and grants. We want to know: Was it wrong for her to sit that way during the meeting? Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway in the White House . Photos of her odd pose led to dismay among social media users shocked at what they said showed a lack of respect to the ...

Author: 0 Severe T-storms expected this evening and overnight; Tornado Watch issued

For now, we are forecasting snow and highs only in the low to middle 30s. Severe weather threats for this afternoon and tonight include very large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. While a severe storm wouldn't be out of the question, I would just expect a good soaking thunderstorm for most. We'll have a better look at the situation later today , but we believe that Wednesday will be a day to have your trusted sources of receiving severe weather alerts handy during the entire day.

Author: 0 Justices Skeptical North Carolina Can Keep Sex Offenders Off Facebook

For example, the same year the North Carolina state legislature unanimously passed the social media ban, it passed a law requiring that certain registered sex offenders have lifetime Global Positioning System monitoring and made it forbidden for offenders to go to places "where minors gather".

National Bitcoin hits all-time high
Author: 0 Bitcoin hits all-time high

At the time of publishing, bitcoin is trading at $1,165, still residing among those tall clouds. Some media outlets, including Business Insider , reported that the digital currency had, in fact, reached its all-time high. Buyers have been piling into bitcoin in anticipation the US Securities and Exchange Commission will approve at least one of the three proposed bitcoin-focused exchange-traded funds by a March 11 deadline .

National Dozens of headstones damaged at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery
Author: 0 Dozens of headstones damaged at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

Louis was vandalized last week in a similar manner, increasing concern in the Jewish community over a rise in anti-Semitic incidents that some have connected to the candidacy and presidency of Donal Trump. "Full confidence #US authorities catch and punish culprits". "But the fact that there's so many it leads one to think it could have been targeted". "This has got to be deliberate", said It's a historic Jewish cemetery.

Author: 0 Severe thunderstorm watch for Capital Region, Catskills, Hudson Valley

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 P.M. for Shiawassee, Eaton, Ingham, Livingston, Calhoun, Jackson, Washtenaw, Branch, Hillsdale and Lenawee Counties in the WILX-TV Viewing area. The front will cause scattered thunderstorms this afternoon, so not all areas will see rain today. A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over East York, Pennsylvania, at 2:20 p.m.

National Chicago police reports overnight raids ended with 81 arrests
Author: 0 Chicago police reports overnight raids ended with 81 arrests

Johnson urged lawmakers at every level of government to help with stemming Chicago's seemingly out of control gun violence. Earlier Wednesday morning police on Chicago's South Side responded to a call from a family member of an unresponsive 60-year-old man who was bleeding on the floor of his home garage.

Author: 0 Woman's viral Facebook warning reveals new tactics for human trafficking

She saw a auto running nearby that made her feel "uneasy". "I used my windshield wipers to try to get them off but the shirt was completely wrapped around my wiper blade", Ashley explained in the post . Flint Township Police Detective Sergeant Brad Wangler told CBS News that he had contacted Ashley after he saw her post on social media. A young woman's warning that you can never be too careful while alone in a dark parking lot is going viral.

National Protesters gather outside as Mitch McConnell meets with Kentucky business leaders
Author: 0 Protesters gather outside as Mitch McConnell meets with Kentucky business leaders

Unfortunately for Perkins, while she was able to voice her question, McConnell's response didn't address or even acknowledge her concerns. Rose Mudd Perkins of Georgetown complained McConnell promised to return coal jobs to Kentucky. "Let me suggest to you what they're protesting". One moment from McConnell's session with his constituents that seems created to go viral is when Rose Mudd Perkins, a resident of Georgetown, Kentucky, confronted McConnell about Obamacare, veterans, and the ...

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