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Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court

However, Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia's Miller Center and a former judicial fellow at the US Supreme Court, told The Independent every president has nominated ideological jurists and that the current court's voting record shows justices exercise independence from politics.

Pres. Trump Goes After Comey: 'He Saved Hillary Clinton's Life'

In addition to her communications role for Clinton's presidential campaign against Donald Trump, Palmieri served as communications director during the Obama administration and also worked for Bill Clinton. Clinton said she has no intention of another run for public office and said she is writing a book that, in part, delves into what derailed her attempt to become America's first woman president.

Gonzaga outlasts SC in Final Four thriller

Often the Gamecocks had a hard time even getting the ball in Thornwell's hands. BACK AGAIN: North Carolina has a chance to leave this Final Four with a better result than last season's last-second loss to Villanova in the championship game.

Four South Carolina Inmates Found Dead at Columbia Prison

The South Carolina Department of Corrections identified the deceased inmates as Jason Kelley , 36, Jimmy Hamm, 56, John King , 52 and William Scruggs , 44. Projected release date: August 13, 2020. The State Law Enforcement Division and Corrections police are investigating. It operates a specialized housing unit for the state's most unsafe inmates, an assessment and evaluation center for new inmates sentenced to more than three months, and a 24-bed infirmary, according to the Corrections ...

Joseph Jakubowski mailing manifesto to President Trump

It was also reported that he had made threats to steal weapons and use them against public officials or a school. An associate of Jakubowski's told police the man had ranted about making an "unspecified attack" and also written a threatening 161-page manifesto he sent to the president.

ICE access to jail for immigration review denied by sheriff's office

Jan Brown, head of the New York State Bar Association Immigration Committee, said if unsafe criminals are getting plea deals to get lesser jail time and to avoid being listed as deportable then "look at the plea bargain system". Arrested individuals who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country.

Secret Service agent caught after meeting prostitute

According to the spokesperson, the employee was required to surrender his weapon and official gear and was placed on administrative leave. "We are exploring a full range of disciplinary action", a spokesman for the US Secret Service told the Washington Post .

Donald Trump Praises Fox News In Early Morning Tweet

To be sure, the article didn't say that this change has necessarily happened, but the fact that "officials have expressed an interest in having more raw intelligence sent to the president" - what he'd do with the information is unclear - is not at all a good sign.

Washington Man Arrested for Shooting Teacher Showering on His Property

The Mason County Sheriff's Office said in a post to Twitter that "there is more to the story". Fanning left the building and instead of calling 911 then, he returned with a.45-caliber pistol. "And we've contacted our local prosecutor, explained the circumstances to him, and he agrees that 2nd degree murder was an appropriate charge in this case".

Weather service predicts stormy Sunday

In the event of a tornado or otherwise strong weather, Edwards advised residents to seek an interior room - preferably a bathroom - and hunker down. The northern and central parts of the state are under a high-risk alert, which the governor says is an extremely rare classification.

Flint to replace 18000 water lines

The state will keep another $10 million in reserve for costs that exceed expectations. State officials have agreed to replace the city's lead water pipes by 2020. The nonprofit, which aims to protect public health and the environment, has worked with the ACLU of MI to represent Flint residents in the lawsuit .

GOP pulls bill to repeal Obamacare

Trump was holding unspecified meetings Saturday at a golf club in Virginia. Trump publicly blamed Democrats - not the speaker - for Friday's failure. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future". The House replacement plan would rescind taxes created by Obamacare, repeal a penalty against people who do not buy coverage, slash funding for the Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, and modify ...

Police union warns of Trump's sanctuary city plan

The president pointed to the example of Chicago , where almost 700 people have been shot so far this year. Chicago FOP Lodge 7 President Dean Angelo was one of several members at the table Tuesday, and Trump didn't shy away from the Windy City's violence problem.

Democrats threaten delay on Supreme Court nominee

On Thursday, the committee heard about six hours of testimony from witnesses supporting and opposing Gorsuch, including representatives of the American Bar Association, the lawyers group that evaluates such nominees and gave Gorsuch its highest rating of "well qualified".

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

Census Bureau said in a statement to NBC News. And by "corrected" they really mean "edited so that we don't have to pay attention to anyone not straight or cis". The Census collects information on the demographics of America. The census now gives a snapshot of same-sex households, which has been used as an approximation of gay couples.

Nunes Met Source On WH Grounds Before Making Trump Surveillance Claims

Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) went to the White House last week "in order to have proximity to a secure location where he could view the information provided by the source", Nunes's spokesman, Jack Langer, said in a statement. Nunes said at a press conference Friday that he expects the National Security Agency to provide him with the documents in question by "early next week" so that the committee can review them.

Lauderdale under a severe thunderstorm warning

A tornado or two can not be ruled out. The severe weather window will be from about 4 p.m. until about 10 p.m. It is likely that severe thunderstorms will develop by Wednesday afternoon, spreading east across the Four State region. Another round of possibly severe storms is anticipated on Thursday for a large part of Alabama. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible late this afternoon and this evening.

Oakland: One potential fatality, three injured in four-alarm fire

All three people who were hospitalized received smoke inhalation and were in critical condition, he said. There is a large 4-alarm fire burning in West Oakland on the corner of Mead and San Pablo Avenue. Logan said about 50 to 60 people lived in the building, which is in a mixed-use neighborhood of warehouses and auto shops. Residents also included a 9-year-old boy who escaped in his underwear and socks.

15 people shot, 1 killed at Cincinnati nightclub

Police said numerous witnesses fled the scene after the shooting , but they are still searching for club-goers that saw what happened. "We are sure there was more than one, but we're not sure if there was more than two at this point", she said.

Gunshots Fired in Burglary of Store in Bellagio

Sun . A video posted to YouTube purported to be of the suspected robbery, shows one person dressed in black in a pig's mask outside the watch store, leading two other masked people, carrying tote bags, out of the lobby. That's when the swine, apparently, was corralled. The store was closed at the time of the burglary. The Bellagio is home to many high-end jewelry stores including Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co.