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A First: Women Take The Majority In Nevada Legislature And Colorado House

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:18

Monday, Nevada's Legislature becomes the first in U.S. history to have a majority of women lawmakers. In Colorado, also a first, women hold the majority in the House of Representatives.

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Va. House Speaker: 'Rightful Hesitation' Over Removing Gov. Northam

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:01

As lawmakers returned to the capitol Monday morning, they renewed calls for Gov. Ralph Northam to resign.

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Virginia Legislators Open Session Amid Calls For Governor To Resign

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:54

The Virginia House of Delegates opened its session Monday amid mounting pressure for Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam to resign. Rachel Martin speaks with reporter Michael Pope, who is at the Capitol.

Have You Taken College Classes That Didn't Count Toward Your Degree?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:22

If your college required you to take classes that didn't count for your degree, we want to hear from you. These are often called remedial or developmental courses.

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Gov. Northam Is Finding Himself Increasingly Alone In Once-Supportive Virginia

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 11:10

Residents who were once the governor's allies are now wrestling with what to make of a racist yearbook photo and his insistence on remaining in office.

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5 Die As Plane Crashes Into Home In Southern California

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 08:56

Several witnesses described a dramatic scene in which the aircraft, a 1981 twin-engine Cessna 414, burst into flames and began breaking apart even before it hit the house in Yorba Linda.

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Pentagon Deploying 3,750 Troops To Southern Border

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:04

U.S. service members will install wire barriers and help monitor the border. However, some have questioned whether it's a good use of active-duty troops.

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Oregon Bottle Deposit System Hits 90 Percent Redemption Rate

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 07:01

The expanded program includes more types of containers and benefits from a cleaner mix of recyclable materials, which is easier to sell than the mishmash of waste that ends up in curbside bins.

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Atlanta Rapper 21 Savage Arrested By ICE For Allegedly Overstaying Visa

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:28
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Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the rapper, long associated with Atlanta, is actually a U.K. citizen who came to the U.S. in 2005 and overstayed his visa.

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Eyes On Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax To Heal Va. As Northam Resists Calls To Resign

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:03

With Gov. Ralph Northam's, future in doubt over a racist photo on his yearbook page, many are looking to the next in line.

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If You're Often Angry Or Irritable, You May Be Depressed

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:03

Physicians have been taught to look for signs of hopelessness, sadness and lack of motivation to help them diagnose depression. But anger as a depression symptom is less often noticed or addressed.

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House Democrats Play Catch Up On Agenda After Shutdown

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:00

Democrats say they plan to follow through on the campaign pledges to protect health care and close the gender pay gap. With the shutdown over they plan to push legislation and prove they can govern.

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For State Of The Union's Responders, The Warm Glow Often Fades Fast

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 05:00

Who could turn down what may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to speak to the entire nation right after the president?

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Super Bowl Ads 2019: Stunts, Self-Deprecation And Celebrity Sightings

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 00:49

Marketers focused on finding the humor in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Here's what worked — and so much more that didn't — on the world's biggest showcase for TV advertising.

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Poor Students More Likely To Play Football, Despite Brain Injury Concerns

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 16:53

Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.

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Patriots, Rams Set To Lock Horns In 2nd Super Bowl Showdown

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 16:01

In their first championship clash, nearly two decades ago, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were just beginning their famed partnership. They're still around, but just about everything else has changed.

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More Democrats Press Va. Gov. Ralph Northam To Resign

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 14:33

Northam has so far resisted widespread calls for him to step down after the revelation of a racist photo on his 1984 medical yearbook page.

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In Super Bowl Interview, Trump Goes On Offense

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 13:06

President Trump criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on border security in an interview with CBS. The interview aired two days before a speech in which Trump is expected to call for compromise.

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For Migratory Birds, Lebanon Is A 'Black Hole' Where They Are Hunted, Trapped, Killed

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 08:02

Every year, some 2.6 million birds are shot or die after being trapped in illegal nets in Lebanon. "This country is a black hole in terms of protection," says a conservationist.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Will No Longer Prosecute Marijuana Possession Cases

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 07:39

In her announcement Tuesday, Marilyn Mosby argued the move will improve police-community relations and allow the city to dedicate more time and resources to fighting violent crimes.

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