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UW ranked No.1 in Peace Corps volunteers

The Peace Corps has announced that Hamilton College was 22 among small schools on the agency's 2017 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Really, it's a continuation of the values promoted here at Bowdoin on an worldwide level". Now there are 29 UVM alumni serving overseas. Among medium-sized colleges, Western Washington University came in second with 48 volunteers.

What to expect in Trump's address to Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged Tuesday that congressional Republicans and President Trump need to get in sync on their ObamaCare strategy-but they aren't there yet. Walker, who also serves as the chair of the Republican Study Committee, said he would not support a draft of an Obamacare repeal bill leaked last week.

GOP Moves to Limit Medicaid Spending in Obamacare Repeal Measure

Obamacare. In the latest episode of Last Week Tonight , British comedian John Oliver pointed out that even Republicans seem to be in the dark about the promised plan. The GOP needs to put its cards on the table: What exactly is the process for repeal, what is in the replacement plan and what happens if Republicans can not get 60 votes for that plan? Hospital stocks sold off after the November 8 presidential election of Trump, but they gained some ground at the start of 2017, as investors ...

Missouri man charged with trying to plan terrorist attack in Kansas City

Louis reported that Hester was arrested Friday during a meeting he was scheduled to have with an Islamic State sympathizer; however, he met with an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation agent instead. That contact began shortly after Hester reportedly had been released from jail after his arrest for a domestic disturbance in Columbia during which he was armed with a 9 mm handgun.

'Military-Style' Firearms Aren't Protected By Second Amendment, Court Rules

A federal appeals court has upheld the assault rifle ban Maryland lawmakers passed in 2013, concluding that the powerful military-style guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment. The court leaned its decision on the 2008 Supreme Court ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller . This time around, however, the majority decision that assault weapons aren't covered by the Second Amendment came en banc , or by a full bench of judges rather than just a ...

Thousands remain evacuated as flood ravages San Jose

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said Tuesday that officials suspect a breach in the creek caused the rapid flooding in Rock Springs. Anderson Reservoir had been releasing as much water as possible through its main outlet since January 9. On Monday, a levee break along the San Joaquin River prompted an evacuation order for about 500 people living in mainly ranch and farmlands near Manteca, San Joaquin County authorities said.

NYPD Chased Rampaging Steer Through Queens For Two Hours

The bull reportedly escaped from a large group being delivered to a slaughterhouse on Jamaica Avenue. Police officers asked workers at the scene to help corral the animal, the station added. "NYPD vs. cow. Cow keeps winning", Kansas City television reporter Brian Abel tweeted, using the acronym for the New York City Police Department.

Trump, Rep. Elijah Cummings spar over meeting that never happened

She has covered three sitting presidents as White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks, regularly appears on MSNBC and is among the most visible black female journalists in the U.S. "Set up the meeting", Trump continued. The 11-term congressman and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he planned to talk to Trump about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.

"Day Without An Immigrant" Shuts Down Stores Across NYC

The movement, primarily organized on social media, is meant to demonstrate how instrumental immigrants are to the USA workforce and economy. As Trump continues his mission to round up the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, the immigrant community is sending him a stark message: The country doesn't work without us.

Education experts weigh in on DeVos

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew, said Ms. DeVos's record shows "contempt for public education". Her supporters championed her as a Washington outsider who could give control of schools back to state and local governments, while critics pointed to her lack of public education experience, her vast financial holdings and her performance at the Senate committee confirmation hearing as reasons she was unfit for the post .

Penn State players invited to NFL Scouting Combine

The 49ers in the past kept the majority of its scouting department at home to evaluate game film, while general manager Trent Baalke and coaches would attend the combine to talk to players face to face. Quarterback Deshaun Watson, wide receiver Mike Williams, linebacker Ben Boulware, running back Wayne Gallman, safety Jadar Johnson, tight end Jordan Leggett, wide receiver Artavis Scott, cornerback Cordrea Tankersley and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins all got the nod.

New Jersey's James Beard Semifinalists

Up for a national Outstanding Chef award is Daniel Patterson, for his work at LocoL in Los Angeles and Oakland. "It means a lot for that restaurant and who we are and what we've been doing for the last 40-plus years". Legendary restaurateur Stephen Starr is nominated for his Starr Restaurant Group, which includes Serpico, Upland and many others. New Orleans chefs and restaurants were heavily represented on the James Beard Foundation's newly released list of 2017 awards semifinalists .

Russia Said To Deploy Cruise Missile That Violates Arms Control Treaty

Today, eager to hype "new" Russian efforts, even if they're nearly a decade old, the New York Times declared these same 2008 missiles a violation of the "landmark arms control treaty". The Russian spy ship Vicktor Leonov had made a port call in Cuba prior to moving north, where it has been monitored off the coast of Delaware Tuesday, the official told the AP.

Federal judge blocks travel ban for Virginia residents

U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema noted the national injunction in her ruling and limited the scope of the ruling to just Virginia, although her injunction is more permanent than the temporary restraining order in the Washington state case.

More Wall Street Bankers Set to Join Donald Trump's Treasury Department

At the Senate vote for Mnuchin's confirmation earlier in the day, Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, who heads the Senate's finance committee, hailed the businessman's experience "managing large and complicated private-sector enterprises and in negotiating hard compromises and making tough decisions - and being accountable for those decisions".

Toshiba shares plunge as it delays crucial earnings report

A spokeswoman for the company said it may also push back a planned 1600 (2 a.m. ET) press conference. The charge will result in a provisional 500 billion yen loss for the nine months through Dec 31, the company said in a statement yesterday.

Sears, Kmart drop Trump Home merchandise from websites

Sears and Kmart have stopped selling Trump Home furnishings products online as the retailers' parent company streamlines to focus on the most profitable offerings, according to a report by Business Insider . Disciplinary action may be taken against Senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, who is accused of violating ethics rules in what she called "a free commercial".

Several Flights From Dublin Airport Have Been Cancelled This Morning

Passengers traveling for Orlando International Airport should check their flight status with the airline before arriving at the main terminal. Storm Team 4 breaks down the timeline here. "As Mother Nature once again tests the resilience and strength of this state, I urge New Yorkers to plan ahead, stay informed, and above all, stay safe", Gov.

Students distribute Adolf Hitler-themed Valentine's Day card

The group was quick to call the card "very inappropriate'". "Such hurtful, offensive language, while protected by the First Amendment, is unacceptable and is not consistent with our values and standards", his statement read. The card has provoked outrage from students on social media. The card made reference to "6,000 Jews" who perished in the Holocaust when in fact it is estimated that 6 million Jews were systematically persecuted and killed by the Nazi regime and its collaborators, ...

RFK's Son, Chris Kennedy, Announces Run for Illinois Governor

State Democrats have been searching for a high-profile, and perhaps independently wealthy, candidate to take on the deep-pocketed Rauner in what is expected to be an expensive race. "We need to bring people together, and come up with a solution that works for everyone in every part of the state". "I've seen from so many different vantage points the potential of this state, then I see the failing of the government", Kennedy goes on to say.

GOP silences Sen. Elizabeth Warren during Jeff Sessions debate

Coretta Scott King and husband civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on platform at end of 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March. "Senator Warren was giving a lengthy speech", McConnell said. And if Mr. McConnell, or anybody else, wants to deny me the right to debate Jeff Sessions' qualifications, go for it.

Anti-Trump protest march in West Palm Beach

Trump is expected to fly into West Palm Beach on Friday, where he will then take a helicopter to his waterfront Mar-a-Lago home. Trump today is scheduled to speak on the phone with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English.

Congress Members Are Trying To Sell Millions Of Acres Of Public Land

Clinton identified as serving no public goal, but groups I support and care about fear it sends the wrong message", Chaffetz wrote on Instagram . On Wednesday, we reported on the H.R. John Hickenlooper last week told The Denver Post that Colorado should elevate its protection of public lands as an enticement for the Utah-based $45 million Outdoor Retailer summer and winter trade shows, where outdoor industry leaders are growing increasingly frustrated with public lands proposals like ...

Suspect indicted on murder charge in Joe McKnight shooting

Authorities say Gasser followed McKnight after McKnight allegedly cut him off near the Crescent City Connection. Gasser remained on the scene and gave his gun to deputies, Sheriff Newell Normand said at the time. His bond was increased to $750,000 by the the 24th Judicial District Court. Normand said at the time that thorough investigation was needed because of laws providing a defense to certain crimes.

Collins, Murkowski to vote no on education secretary nominee

Without those two senators on board, and assuming all Democrats vote against DeVos (which seems like a distinct possibility), there are now 50 votes in the Senate against DeVos. Joe Manchin, the Democrat most likely to side with the administration given his right-leaning constituency, has already said he won't back the nominee .

Hostage situation at Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna continues

ABC 7 television news, citing the Correctional Officers Association of DE, reported the hostages were prison guards. All of Delaware's state prisons have been placed on lockdown. Later, video showed several people surrounding a stretcher and running as they pushed it across the compound. The prison is houses 2,5000 inmates make it Delaware's largest correctional facility for men since opening in 1971.

Local organization reacts to President Trump's refugee executive order

Trump's order banned visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries - Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Sudan and Syria - from coming to the United States for 90 days. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly as many Christian refugees (37,521) were admitted as Muslim refugees (38,901) in the 2016 fiscal year.

Judge allows travellers who landed with visas to stay in country

The executive order, aimed at stopping would-be terrorists from entering the country, led to people being detained at airports from Dallas to Atlanta to NY, and sparked an outcry by foreign officials, Democrats in Congress, executives in Silicon Valley, and immigration lawyers, who said it violated the U.S.

Emmett Till accuser confesses to author that she lied

Tyson said the "case went a long way toward ruining her life", though the clear victor of the ruined life contest is the guy who was not only murdered at age 14, but so horrifically disfigured that his published autopsy photo "helped propel the American civil rights movement".

California drought is over in roughly half the state, feds say

Drought Monitor for this week reports that the northern half of California is now out of drought and no parts of the state were designated as experiencing "exceptional drought" - the most severe designation. Nearly all of Habersham and White counties remain in extreme drought, with the far northern portions of Dawson and Lumpkin also in extreme drought.