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Lyft rolls out to 54 more U.S. cities in Uber blitz

Lyft rolls out to 54 more U.S. cities in Uber blitz

To celebrate, new passengers can use the code LYFTLOVE17 to receive $5 off their first ride. Lyft, founded in 2012, is available in almost 300 cities and has launched in 90 new cities since the start of 2017. Lyft already has drivers running in three cities around the state - Kansas City, Lawrence, and Wichita. "This is part of a larger year-long expansion across the country", said Lyft spokeswoman Jenna Stokes. Read More

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John Boehner says swift Obamacare repeal, replace is just 'happy talk'

John Boehner says swift Obamacare repeal, replace is just 'happy talk'

Republican leaders insist they are on track to repeal and replace as much of the Affordable Care Act as they can this spring under a fast-track budget procedure that allows them to bypass a Democratic filibuster. Will the replacement plan, like Obamacare, require insurance companies to provide health insurance to people with pre-existing conditions? Republican lawmakers, however, have reportedly clashed with constituents at high-profile town meetings over efforts to dismantle Obamacare, ... Read More

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IL governor raises prospect of tax hike in budget speech

He struck an upbeat tone, praising "real progress" the Senate had made in negotiating a compromise plan. On Tuesday, Chicago Public Schools and five families of students filed a civil rights lawsuit against the state of IL. Next year's election may already be weighing on the minds of IL lawmakers and Governor Bruce Rauner. But Rauner pointed out that more than 60 percent of the state's general revenue is "locked up". Read More

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Winter Storm Brings Snow to North, Rain and Snow Bursts South

Winter Storm Brings Snow to North, Rain and Snow Bursts South

Justin Kates, director of emergency management for Nashua, New Hampshire, where about 14 inches of snow fell Thursday , said crews had cleared major roads overnight and were working on sidewalks and residential side streets. Much of Maine's Eastern shoreline remains under a storm or blizzard warning as of Monday evening. Areas highlighted in green are over 2 feet of snow pack. Read More

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Small Business Advocate Kerrigan Welcomes New SBA Chief Linda McMahon

However, McMahon was introduced at her confirmation hearing by Connecticut's U.S. Senators Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats who gave the Greenwich resident high praise. The Republicans have a 52-48 majority in the Senate. I look forward to working with the SBA staff. McMahon, a Republican who helped build turn the WWE from one of a number of regional wrestling promotions into the world's premiere sports entertainment business, stepped away from the company in 2009 to focus on ... Read More

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Fire in Mickey & Friends Parking Structure

The fire occurred on Monday at 4:37 p.m. on the second floor of the six-story structure, City News Service reports. AFR on auto fire with multiple vehicles at Mickey & Friends structure. Seven Disneyland employees were treated for smoke inhalation, the OC Register reports . About one to three vehicles sustained minor damage from the heat, said police Sgt. Read More

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Protesters Initially Block DeVos from Entering DC School

Protesters Initially Block DeVos from Entering DC School

Ms DeVos, 59, is a billionaire Republican donor who spent more than two decades promoting charter schools and school voucher programmes in her home state of MI and elsewhere. Jennifer Ibrahim, 34, a humanitarian worker, brought her son to the protest. While inside, DeVos met with teachers, the school's principal and the chancellor of D.C. Read More

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Clouds in the forecast, but high in upper 60s today

Clouds in the forecast, but high in upper 60s today

Slight chance of a shower throughout the evening. Winds: NW/SW 5-15 miles per hour. The National Weather Service is predicting five rain-free days for Sacramento starting Saturday . Highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Low near 30. High in the mid 40s. Read More

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3000 flights cancelled as snowstorm hits US

Monmouth and northern Ocean counties are expected to get 8 to 12 inches of snow. Pennsylvania: Courts are closed, and inmate visits are canceled in Philadelphia. The storm raced in over New Jersey and rapidly approached downtown Manhattan by the predawn hours, with meteorologists expecting at least 8 inches across the Big Apple. Read More

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New York Winter Storm: The Photos You Need to See

Snow began falling overnight, following record high temperatures for February in NY on Wednesday, with as much as 10 to 14 inches (25 to 35 centimeters) expected to accumulate during the day. "12-18" expected with heavy snowfall rates leading to whiteout conditions", the National Weather Service tweeted Thursday morning. Authorities say almost 1,700 flights have been canceled at New York City's three major airports because of the powerful winter storm hitting the region. Read More

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Homeland Security Sec. Kelly Appears Before Congressional Committee

That was the beginning of a weekend of negotiations among senior Trump administration staffers that led, on Sunday, Jan. 29, to a White House decision to change the process for the issuance of executive orders. The order took effect on Friday evening, and "the thinking was to get it out quick", so people with bad intentions would not have time to "jump on an airplane and get here". Read More

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Cosmo Just Revealed Concerning New Info About Kellyanne Conway's "Bowling Green Massacre"

After presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway brought the horrific Bowling Green Massacre to national attention last week, one fearless woman has stepped forward to share her moving story of survival. "I don't normally do this... but people are saying that the Bowling Green Massacre isn't real and that's really upsetting to me, because I was there", she begins. Read More

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DeVos One Step Closer to Department of Education, But Questions Remain

DeVos One Step Closer to Department of Education, But Questions Remain

But Democrats spent hours reading letters from their constituents, trying to convince one more Republican - all that would be needed to kill DeVos' chances - to join them tomorrow. " DeVos " failure to meet even minimum standards leaves us with no choice but to speak out", the two said , citing her investment in Neurocore, "a biotech company that claims to have "helped thousands of children' with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder". Read More

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Trump threatens Berkeley as protests target far-right firebrand

Trump threatens Berkeley as protests target far-right firebrand

Michelle Malkin appeared on "Hannity" tonight to react to the chaos that broke out at the University of California-Berkeley over a scheduled speaking speech by conservative activist and journalist Milo Yiannopoulos. Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said that the peaceful student protest "was invaded by more than 100 armed individuals clad all in black who utilized paramilitary tactics to engage in violent, destructive behavior created to shut the event down". Read More

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National security adviser puts Iran 'on notice'

Security Council resolution. "The Trump administration condemns such actions by Iran that undermine security, prosperity and stability throughout and beyond the Middle East and which place American lives at risk ", said Flynn. Flynn went on to criticize the Obama administration for failing to take appropriate action when faced with Iranian aggression. The five Iranian boats came "within 900 yards or so" of the Mahan, which was sailing with two other United States ships, a Pentagon ... Read More

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Jefferson Parish sheriff 'pleased' with second-degree murder charge against Gasser

However, the charge can be brought if a grand jury believes someone meant to kill or cause great bodily harm. Now, two months later, the man who admitted to shooting McKnight is facing a murder charge for pulling the trigger. Detectives said a witness told them that McKnight may have cut off Gasser, who began following McKnight in anger. McKnight was 28 when police say he was shot three times with a.40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans. Read More

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Democrats temporarily halt Senate vote on Pruitt

The Republican members of the committee then approved Price's nomination by a 14-0 vote. "It's disappointing that they chose that course of action but we will not allow it to obstruct", Environmental Public Works Committee Chairman Sen. In his current position as Oklahoma's state attorney general, Pruitt has frequently sued the agency he hopes to lead, including filing a multistate lawsuit opposing the Obama administration's plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions from coal-fired power ... Read More

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Murkowski to vote against DeVos as Education secretary

Murkowski to vote against DeVos as Education secretary

Lisa Murkowski of Alaska both said Wednesday that they would not support Devos's nomination, citing her lack of experience in public education and the knowledge gaps she displayed during her confirmation hearing last month. DeVos has never worked in the public school system nor has she sent her children to public school. Based on her record and her performance at her confirmation hearing earlier in the month, civil rights groups say that DeVos is unfit to head the department. Read More

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Esteban Santiago enters 'not guilty' plea

Esteban Santiago (center) is led from the Broward County jail for an arraignment in federal court on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla . Esteban Ruiz Santiago is charged with murder. During a hearing earlier this month, an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent confirmed that the 9 mm gun used in the rampage is the same weapon Anchorage, Alaska, police seized and later returned to Santiago past year. Read More

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King to Oppose Trump's Education Secretary Nominee

King to Oppose Trump's Education Secretary Nominee

Public educators, retiree's and friends lined Huntsville road in Springdale, protesting the support of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. In a statement accompanying the letter , the Leadership Conference President Wade Henderson said , "Betsy DeVos has failed to demonstrate that she is qualified to do that job or that she understands what the job requires". Read More

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Dade Mayor Puts An End To 'Sanctuary' Policy

The term "sanctuary" refers to about 300 American cities, counties or states - such as NY or California - that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation by refusing to assist or cooperate with federal immigration officials. "Miami-Dade County complies with federal law and intends to fully cooperate with the federal government". Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called the president's executive orders "a direct attack on Boston's people" and went so far as to say the city would shelter ... Read More

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Ted Cruz finally embraces Grayson Allen as his doppelganger

Deadspin responded with a tweet that simply instructed Cruz to "Go eat (expletive)". Deadspin previously drew scrutiny in 2013 for telling Donald Trump "go f- yourself". @ Deadspin what do I win? Clearly, Deadspin wasn't as impressed with the former presidential candidate's tweet game as the rest of us. It was acquired by Univision a year ago. Read More

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Trump vows to 'send in the Feds' to help Chicago

Trump vows to 'send in the Feds' to help Chicago

President Trump on Tuesday threatened to "send in the Feds" to Chicago if the city fails to "fix" its gun violence. "Chicago murder rate is record setting ... 11 earlier in the evening about federal agencies assisting the city. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Trump's pick for attorney general and a critic of such agreements, is confirmed. Read More

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Donald Trump bring up bogus voter fraud claims - again

Donald Trump bring up bogus voter fraud claims - again

Throughout the election, Trump often told crowds about the "rigged" election and painted Clinton supporters as poised to steal the election in increasingly racially hostile terms . The evidence that President Trump is exactly the same as candidate Trump just keeps piling up. During the meeting with Congressional leadership, Trump said "3 to 5 million illegals" voted, according to two Democratic aides. Read More

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Cut Regulations by 75%, 'Maybe More'

Cut Regulations by 75%, 'Maybe More'

Trump promised to cut taxes for businesses and the middle-class as part of his America First program. President Trump vowed to slash taxes for USA companies as long as they keep their operations within the United States during a Monday meeting with business leaders. Read More

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At least 11 dead in Georgia storm

On Sunday the weather service forecast shifted south into SC, but a slight risk for severe storms for all of central North Carolina, including the Triangle, remained. President Donald Trump said Sunday he had spoken with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and "expressed our honest condolences for the lives taken". There have been continuous tornado warnings across Southern Georgia and northern Florida since just after noon on Sunday. Read More

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Key takeways from Barack Obama's final press conference

And so you get knocked down, you get up and brush yourself off and you get back to work. W horribly unpopular, passing off a broken economy, passing off two bad wars, said Obama deserves my silence. The US President defends his commute of Manning, saying her sentence was very disproportionate to what other leakers had received. "I curse more than I do in public, and sometimes I get mad and frustrated, like everybody else does", he said. Read More

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Hundreds Welcome Chargers To Los Angeles

Hundreds Welcome Chargers To Los Angeles

The Chargers got their first taste of the Los Angeles crowd on Wednesday - a combination of hesitant fans, angry hecklers and empty seats. A message on the website, wewontmoveyouchargers .com, says: "We decree, henceforth, that we shall unite as a flawless union of professional movers in agreeance to not aid the San Diego Chargers' move to Los Angeles". Read More

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