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Two Republican senators vow to oppose Betsy DeVos as education secretary

Two Republican senators vow to oppose Betsy DeVos as education secretary

The Ann Arbor Public Schools board of education is calling on U.S. senators to reject Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education, based on what one trustee described as DeVos' "open hostility to the students she is nominated to serve". "He is confident she will get confirmed", an aide to Alexander said after the senators announced their opposition . Also on display was a deeply troubling lack of understanding about core functions of the Department of Education including higher education ... Read More

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How Changes to Obamacare Under President Trump Could Affect You, Part 1

How Changes to Obamacare Under President Trump Could Affect You, Part 1

Cassidy and Collins said their plan would be financed with money already set aside for states under the Affordable Care Act, including money for expanding the Medicaid program, regardless if a state chose to do so under Obamacare . Under the ACA, important preventive services, including HIV screening, are covered by most private insurance plans and state Medicaid programs at no cost to the beneficiary. Read More

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Atlas V rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

Atlas V rocket to launch from Cape Canaveral

The SBIRS GEO Flight 3 satellite awaits launch from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The satellite, powered by a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket, was initially scheduled to take to space Thursday, but the launch was reportedly pushed back following a sensor issue and scheduling conflicts with another aircraft, which caused airspace restrictions. Read More

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Champion Cubs visit president

For many others, however, it will be hard to sustain the hope that Obama heralded eight years ago, and defended one last time Wednesday, in his absence. Mr Obama also said he's anxious that the prospects for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are waning because of growing Israeli settlement of the West Bank. Read More

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Sen. Schumer Says He'll Oppose Sessions' Nomination

Sen. Schumer Says He'll Oppose Sessions' Nomination

It's also very important to me that we have an Attorney General who will be a strong supporter of constitutional rights. It wouldn't be fair to hold Sessions accountable for his namesakes, the long-dead heroes of the Confederacy. He staunchly opposed a criminal justice reform bill that has attracted a group of 25 co-sponsors, Democrats and Republicans. In the past, the Alabama Senator has referred to the Voting Rights Act as "a piece of intrusive legislation". Read More

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Trump Names Jewish Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

Jared Kushner stands poised to serve as senior adviser to the next President of the United States, who happens to be his father-in-law. "Mr. Trump's ill-advised course will precipitate scandal and corruption" Eisen said in an e-mail, arguing that when he assumes the presidency, Trump will be poised to violate a provision of the Constitution meant to prevent foreign governments from buying influence in the US government. Read More

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U.S. federal judge halts transgender protections

U.S. federal judge halts transgender protections

On Saturday (December 31), a federal judge in Texas made a huge decision about this case as he issued a nationwide injunction that halted the Obama administration's enforcement of the HHS regulation. A federal judge in Texas has blocked a new federal regulation that might have forced doctors to perform sex-change operations and abortions, hours before the measure was going to take effect. Read More

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Steelers' playoff tuneup a near-loss to Browns but a 'healthy' win

Steelers' playoff tuneup a near-loss to Browns but a 'healthy' win

After a win last week, the Pittsburgh Steelers have locked up the AFC North heading into Week 17. The Steelers began the game with a New Year's Day hangover, trailing 14-0 until late in the first half. Well , 2017 didn't really get off to a great start either, because the team bus broke down on the way to play the Steelers. Pittsburgh recovers a Cleveland fumble and QB Landry Jones takes the Steelers to the end zone thanks to a huge effort by running back DeAngelo Williams on the touchdown ... Read More

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President-elect Donald Trump names Sean Spicer White House press secretary

President-elect Donald Trump names Sean Spicer White House press secretary

Spicer, the RNC's communications director since 2011 and chief strategist since 2015, has become an increasingly visible presence on Trump's team since the GOP nominee won the election on November 8. He even served as an Easter bunny at the White House Easter Egg Roll one year. She officially joined the organization in 2014 and served as press secretary on Trump's campaign. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation reveals search warrant for Clinton email probe

Federal Bureau of Investigation reveals search warrant for Clinton email probe

Abedin's computer fell into law enforcement hands when the FBI opened an investigation into her estranged husband, disgraced politico Anthony Weiner, amid evidence that Weiner had been sexting with an underage girl. After reading the court documents, E. Randol Schoenberg , the Los Angeles-based lawyer better known for his efforts to recover looted Holocaust art, said he was stunned that there was no smoking gun in the request for the warrant won by FBI Director James Comey. Read More

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Mariah Carey Joins James Corden's Christmas Carpool Karaoke Turned Star-Studded Sing-Along

Mariah Carey Joins James Corden's Christmas Carpool Karaoke Turned Star-Studded Sing-Along

Check out the skit in the video above. Mariah is clearly on the nice list - despite her rather naughty outfit - as she not only got James, she got a host of musical stars. When he asks her what she'd like for Christmas, she asks him to sing that overplayed (but, let's face it, super catchy) tune with her. This might be the best present we get this year. Read More

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