• Blue States Sue To Block DACA Repeal

    Blue States Sue To Block DACA Repeal

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    After adjusting for age and experience, Cato estimated removing the DACA immigrants from the economy would cost the USA $215 billion in lost economic output over 10 years, plus another $60 billion in lost taxes. Purohit, who has temporary legal status to live and work in this country thanks to DACA, came to the United States as a third-grader from her native India.
  • Spain PM wants Catalan referendum revoked

    Spain PM wants Catalan referendum revoked

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    Rajoy said, "This vote will never take place ..." The law, passed by a majority of Catalan lawmakers on Wednesday, was unconstitutional, Rajoy told a news conference on Thursday. The court may issue a decision after a meeting later Thursday. Those tensions are likely to be on full display on Monday when Catalonia celebrates its national day, the Diada, which commemorates the fall of Barcelona in the Spanish War of Succession, and which independence leaders are this year casting as a call ...
  • Six Canadian cities bid for World Cup games

    Six Canadian cities bid for World Cup games

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    A shortlist of cities will be announced later this year with 20 to 25 to be included in the final bid to soccer's world governing body Federation Internationale de Football Association. Cleveland (FirstEnergy Stadium), and Indianapolis (Lucas Oil Stadium) are on that list. The release from Soccer Canada didn't specify why some cities weren't included, but did say that cities hoping to host group stage matches had to have a stadium that seats at least 40,000 people.
  • Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

    Sanctions doubts grow as North Korea warns of 'gift packages' for US

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    Han Tae Song, ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, confirmed that North Korea had successfully conducted its sixth and largest nuclear bomb test on Sunday. Diplomats say the UN Security Council could consider banning North Korean textile exports, barring its airline or stopping supplies of oil to the government and military.
  • BTN to Televise Five Husker Women's Basketball Games

    BTN to Televise Five Husker Women's Basketball Games

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    Michigan State basketball fans can now mark their calendars with the start times and television designations of nearly every game this season. In addition, BTN will also air the first three days of the Big Ten Tournament from Madison Square Garden with CBS broadcasting the semifinals and finals.
  • Richard Branson's Necker Island home 'destroyed' after being struck by Hurricane Irma

    Richard Branson's Necker Island home 'destroyed' after being struck by Hurricane Irma

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    Branson owns small Necker island in the British Virgin Islands and he's posted a blog entry saying he and friends have "experienced a night of howling wind and rain as Hurricane Irma edges ever closer". Branson's private island, called Necker, is one of more than 50 islands that make up the British Virgin Islands. But with a Category 5 storm predicted Branson said: "Almost nothing can withstand it".
  • Putin Warns Against 'Military Hysteria' Over North Korea

    Putin Warns Against 'Military Hysteria' Over North Korea

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    In response to North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sunday, the U.S.is looking to pass tough new sanctions , including cutting off the country's oil supply, as early as Monday at the United Nations Security Council. and Chinese economies, leaving experts to quickly dismiss Trump's threat as empty rhetoric. However it remained unclear whether Beijing , the North's key ally, would be willing to back, or enforce, new sanctions at the UN Security Council, where it is a veto-wielding ...
  • Pakistan needs a policy shift, says its Foreign Minister

    Pakistan needs a policy shift, says its Foreign Minister

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    Khawaja Asif said Pakistan will defend its territorial integrity as he addressed a press conference at the end of a three-day envoys' conference in capital Islamabad. He had explicitly said that Pakistan provides "safe havens for terrorists" and added that the U.S. needs to change its approach on how to deal with Pakistan.
  • All Charleston County schools closing Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma

    All Charleston County schools closing Friday in preparation for Hurricane Irma

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    There is also a strong possibility the district could send school buses to the Low County to help transport people away from the area. The park is open Thursday until 5 p.m. "As a region, we are deeply aware of the threats posed by the weather, and must be well prepared for weather emergencies". The evacuation order follows forecasters' predictions that Sarasota County is likely to experience anywhere from one to six feet of storm surge as Irma moves north along the east coast of Florida, ...
  • Hurricane Irma continues on course

    Hurricane Irma continues on course

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    Officials along South Carolina's coast are most anxious about storm surge. Irma has maximum sustained winds of 185 miles per hour with gusts up to 225 miles per hour. Nathan Deal expanded his emergency declaration to include 24 additional counties, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon by the governor's office.
  • House passes $7.9B Harvey disaster aid package

    House passes $7.9B Harvey disaster aid package

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    In addition to the tasks Congress must do, McConnell also made a pitch for the big issue GOP lawmakers want to do in the remainder of the year: overhaul the US tax code to lower rates for businesses and individuals. The House is trying to act quickly to pass President Donald Trump's request for a $7.9 billion first installment of Harvey relief. There is concern, however, that the bill will meet problems when Republicans in the Senate plan to add a measure to raise the debt ceiling.
  • Trump presses ahead in his dealings with Democrats

    Trump presses ahead in his dealings with Democrats

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    The one good thing to come out of Trump's surprise deal with the Democrats? "We want America to wake up on New Year's Day 2018 with a new tax system", Ryan said, adding that his goal was to have a U.S. Trump said Thursday that the debt ceiling is a "sacred trust" and "as long as it's there, it will never be violated". Later Wednesday, the president plans to turn his fire on Democrats again , calling in a speech he is to give in North Dakota for voters to remove them from ...
  • Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports

    Hurricane Irma may have destroyed one of the world's most famous airports

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    The Princess Juliana Airport on the island of Saint Martin was "hit hard, with what appeared to be sand washed up to parts of the main terminal and the building's roof extensively damaged". Pictures show that the Category 5 storm has wreaked havoc on the Princess Juliana International Airport on the island of St. Martin. The inside of the terminal appears to have sustained water and wind damage too.
  • FEMA could run out of cash this weekend

    FEMA could run out of cash this weekend

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    The House passed an emergency relief bill Wednesday that would provide $7.85 billion in emergency funds - the vast majority of which to FEMA, with some going to the Small Business Administration. "Congress knows what they need to do". Irma, one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic and the strongest ever recorded outside of the Caribbean, has already pummeled the northern Virgin Islands and is now making its way toward Puerto Rico.
  • Trump administration replacing 'failed' sexual assault policies in schools

    Trump administration replacing 'failed' sexual assault policies in schools

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    DeVos will be making the speech on the George Mason University Arlington campus. Natasha Baker, a partner with San Francisco-based law firm Hirschfeld Kraemer who works with a number of California schools on campus sexual assault issues, cautioned that regardless of any changes at the federal level, "In California, there's really not that much in play".
  • Isaiah Thomas' letter to Boston will give you all the feels

    Isaiah Thomas' letter to Boston will give you all the feels

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    That's our goal and our responsibility to him. "We're not going to comment on a timetable". "Our responsibility is to get him back to 100 percent", Altman added. "We built that", he said . But that won't just be 'the team I used to be on.' That's my old team. Entering a contract year, there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Thomas' immediate future.
  • Researchers Say Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change

    Researchers Say Hurricane Irma Made Worse by Climate Change

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    MPR News chief meteorologist Paul Huttner talked to Angela Fritz , deputy weather editor at the Washington Post , about tracking Irma, and how the storm compares to Hurricane Harvey . This is the crucial time to draw the links between these super storms and climate change. But those who reject overwhelmingly established science-like the fact that human activity is warming the planet and changing the climate-based on the flimsiest of arguments that don't stand up to the slightest bit of ...
  • Cosmo DiNardo to head to trial in gruesome Bucks County murder case

    Cosmo DiNardo to head to trial in gruesome Bucks County murder case

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    Accused killers Cosmo DiNardo and Sean Kratz are scheduled to appear in court this afternoon in Doylestown Borough for preliminary hearings. He is imprisoned without bail. The quadruple homicide - and the preceding, days-long search for the bodies - brought national attention to an area known for its bucolic setting .
  • Officer-involved shooting in Huntington Beach; Suspect and cop hurt

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    Investigators were in the area of Toronto Avenue and Delaware Street for the investigation, said Huntington Beach police Lt. John Domingo. Officers responded to the call, and a shooting occurred, she said. It was not known if the second officer was transported. The officers were in stable condition, she said. This is a developing story . Refresh this page for updates .