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Eatery A, Simon's restaurant located on Ingersoll Avenue, received a "Rising Star: Chef" nomination for chef Nic Gonwa in 2015. Preeti Mistry of Juhu Beach Club is a first-time semifinalist for a James Beard Award . This morning's announcement of James Beard Foundation Award semi-finalists came as good news for Neighborhood Dining Group (McCrady's, Husk), but perhaps not in the way the company anticipated.
  • GOP bill would sell 70000 acres of OR public land

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    A Republican lawmaker is rescinding his bill to sell off millions of acres of federally owned land. That may have included an important 160-acre parcel in Summit just north of Green Mountain Reservoir on the Grand County border that has since become part of the White River National Forest.
  • Suspect indicted on murder charge in Joe McKnight shooting

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    Gasser shot three rounds from a.40-caliber semi-automatic handgun from the driver's seat of his vehicle through the open passenger window, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff Newell Normand said in December that the altercation began on the Crescent City Connection that crosses the Mississippi River, between New Orleans and Terrytown, where the shooting occurred.
  • Senator Collins Opposes Education Secretary Choice

    Senator Collins Opposes Education Secretary Choice

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    Collins and Murkowski, both moderate Republicans, had signaled their reservations Tuesday when the Senate education committee advanced her nomination on a party-line vote, citing concerns about DeVos' lack of experience in public education.
  • Corrections Officers Held Hostage at Maximum-Security Prison in Delaware, Officials Say

    Corrections Officers Held Hostage at Maximum-Security Prison in Delaware, Officials Say

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    The isolated incident at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna began around 11 a.m., said Chelsea Hicks of the Delaware Department of Corrections. The Correctional Officers Association of DE said in an email on Saturday that guards were removing dinner trays when an inmate threatened an officer and squirted an unknown liquid on the officer's upper torso and arm.
  • Cuomo: Put abortion rights in NY constitution

    Cuomo: Put abortion rights in NY constitution

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    President Donald Trump is scheduled to unveil his pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court Tuesday evening. Cuomo counsel Alphonso David said the hotline will be available to family and friends wishing to discretely alert state authorities of any immigrant returning to the NY from the seven countries in Trump's order.
  • Trump authorizes his Muslim ban by signing executive order

    Trump authorizes his Muslim ban by signing executive order

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    President Trump is ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to develop a plan within 30 days for how to defeat the Islamic State, and he wants the world to know that obliterating the terrorist army is a top priority for the US said a senior administration official.
  • Judge Orders Stay For People Impacted by Trump Immigration Order

    Judge Orders Stay For People Impacted by Trump Immigration Order

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    The ACLU said it would argue in US District Court in NY at 7:30 pm ET on Saturday for a nationwide stay to block deportation of people stranded in US airports because of Trump's order, Reuters reported. Later he was a contract engineer for the U.S. In fact, civil rights attorneys believe Judge Ann Donnelly's emergency action will only impact about 100 to 200 people.
  • Emmett Till accuser confesses to author that she lied

    Emmett Till accuser confesses to author that she lied

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    Unsurprisingly, much of the reaction includes expressions of how little sympathy people have for Carolyn Bryant. Emmett's mother insisted on having an open-casket funeral for her disfigured son so that the world could witness the brutality of white supremacy.
  • California's drought is nearly over

    California's drought is nearly over

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    A new drought monitor map that was released Thursday morning shows that only two percent of Calfornia is in extreme drought conditions. As of January 24, 38.73 percent is drought-free. Over the past week, " heavy to excessive precipitation pounded areas ... through most of California", the Drought Monitor said. Just 2.16 percent of the state is in "extreme drought", the group states.
  • Virginia Mom Disappears With 2 Young Children After Blind Date

    Virginia Mom Disappears With 2 Young Children After Blind Date

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    Family members reported Monica Lamping, 29, and her two children, 7-year-old Kai, and 9-month-old Oria, as missing Sunday evening - several hours after a fire destroyed her home on Sullivan Boulevard. Shell said the single mom's phone then went dead or was turned off. Relatives said they hadn't heard from Lamping since Saturday afternoon, according to police.
  • Senate Democrats Challenge Trump with Their Own $1T Infrastructure Plan

    Senate Democrats Challenge Trump with Their Own $1T Infrastructure Plan

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    The proposed plan , with the exact price tag of a similar plan Trump offered during his campaign , would revamp airports, bridges, roads, and seaports, creating 15 million jobs over the course of 10 years. The $20 billion program, which Republican majorities in congress are unlikely to support, could end up helping to pay for the Gateway Program to fix and replace rail lines and tunnels between NY and New Jersey.
  • Woman and Spokane officer recount incredible rescue from burning auto

    Woman and Spokane officer recount incredible rescue from burning auto

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    Officer Tim Schwering was the first emergency responder on the scene. They said he broke a hole in the vehicle window with his baton, but was not able to unlock the door. The grill and bumper melted away and left burning puddles beneath the vehicle. "I've never been so terrified in my life", Novak said. Novak told KREM that her 2012 Chevy Malibu hit a patch of ice in the road and the engine and lights suddenly shut off.
  • MS storm kills at least 4; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

    MS storm kills at least 4; damage reported in Hattiesburg area

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    WDAM reporters and editors posted to Twitter pictures of severe damage in Hattiesburg and in Petal, an adjacent city of about 10,400 people. A search and rescue operation is underway in Hattiesburg, a city of about 46,000 people, Mayor Johnny DuPree said before dawn Saturday.
  • Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to USA to face charges

    Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited to USA to face charges

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    Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will face over a dozen charges in the United States following his extradition - and prosecutors will ask to seize $14bn (£11.3bn) in assets. He had been on the run for six month since he famously escaped from Altiplano maximum-security jail in central Mexico through a mile-long tunnel in 2015.
  • Trump's inauguration hasn't even started yet - but the protests have

    Trump's inauguration hasn't even started yet - but the protests have

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    Officials expect about one million people to attend, and they also worry about the arrival of hundreds of thousands of protesters who are expected to attend a march the next day. On Pennsylvania Ave and 14th, protestors apparently burned a "Make America Great Again" hat. "I would be livid if people who supported Trump were doing this to Hillary supporters".
  • Severe weather possible for this weekend

    Severe weather possible for this weekend

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    A fast-moving line of thunderstorms expected to sweep through the Southeast this weekend could bring damaging winds, flooding, hail and possibly tornadoes, meteorologists say. This round has an enhanced risk of turning severe. We will see multiple rounds potentially. He noted that this weekend is not a good time to be on the water as small craft advisories are expected to be necessary as early as Saturday night and to continue into early next week.
  • Mystery as thousands of Skittles found on road

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    It had been raining that evening, and eventually the box became wet and broke open. Deputies in Dodge County, Wisconsin say they've cracked a case that began with a sugary surprise. Part of a highway in Dodge County, Wisconsin , northeast of the capital Madison, was covered in thousands and thousands of Skittles Wednesday. "Probably gonna get a little harassment from other sheriff's departments, because I've got pink Skittles on my highways", Sheriff Schmidt said.
  • In letter, 9 attorneys general urge rejection of EPA nominee

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    Inside the hearing, Pruitt at times seemed to bolster that case. As with several of Trump's other administration picks, Pruitt has no direct experience as it relates to his new post. Pruitt said "rule of law matters" and that as EPA director he would "follow the law" and regulations set out by Congress, a suggestion that the current leadership has not done that.
  • 'Strong' quake in Rome, central Italy

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    All of the three major events on Wednesday morning were clearly felt across the central regions of Abruzzo, Marche and Lazio. A series of three earthquakes shook central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday. The epicenters of the earthquakes were in the L'Aquila region, an area that struck by a magnitude 6.3 quake in 2009. This snow has hindered efforts to assess if today's earthquakes caused damage to the already devastated town.
  • Weekend weather could be cold and rainy

    Weekend weather could be cold and rainy

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    The weather service says highs will only reach the low 30s on Saturday , with plenty of cloud cover and the chance for some snow during the afternoon and evening hours. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Northwest wind 3 to 7 miles per hour. There will be a 20 percent chance of snow, freezing rain , and sleet at night.
  • Arrests made, but Orlando still hunts for police shooting suspect

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    A judge on Wednesday ordered Mayan, who allegedly saw Loyd wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a pistol just two days before Clayton was killed, be held without bail. An Orange County sheriff's deputy was killed in a collision between his motorcycle and a van on Monday during the search for Loyd , police said. "This violent felon, Markeith Loyd , had no qualms about killing a pregnant mother, or shooting and killing a police officer", Mina said.
  • PM Modi extends deadline to convert PIO cards to OCI cards

    PM Modi extends deadline to convert PIO cards to OCI cards

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    The PM said there were 30 million overseas Indians, with footprints all over the world but they were not valued just for their strength in numbers, but for the value they contributed to India and the countries in which they lived. On Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention in Bengaluru , PM Modi said that we have extended the deadline for PIO card conversion to OCI from 31 December to 30 June 2017 without any penalty.
  • Congressman: Police Appreciation Lights Refused By White House

    Congressman: Police Appreciation Lights Refused By White House

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    As the calendar turns to January and the holidays are in the rearview mirror, many are reflecting on the previous month, and making sure they are sending out thank you notes. Each day, 900,000 police officers across our country put on a badge and go to work knowing they may face extremely risky situations, the press release said.
  • Pennsylvania mother, boyfriend raped and dismembered daughter

    Pennsylvania mother, boyfriend raped and dismembered daughter

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    Shortly after, Sara Packer was arrested on charges of homicide, kidnapping, unlawful restraint, possessing instruments of crime, endangering the welfare of a child, and other related offenses. She went on to make up a bogus story about the girl taking $300 in cash from the home and told police Grace has left in the past for "days at a time", court records said.
  • SeaWorld Shamu shows end Sunday. Will you miss them?

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    In 2010, Tilikum grabbed the ponytail of Dawn Brancheau , a SeaWorld trainer, and dragged her underwater to her death in front of horrified onlookers at the end of a show at SeaWorld Orlando . Tilikum was involved in three deaths. The company also announced that it would help develop its first SeaWorld park without orcas in Abu Dhabi.
  • Macy's in Great Northern to close by the end of the year

    Macy's in Great Northern to close by the end of the year

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    The store closures are part of the approximately 100 closings announced in August. The locations at Dallas' Southwest Center Mall and Plano's Collin Creek Mall will shut down as part of a nationwide closure of 68 stores this year. The century-old store's location on the Nicollet Mall made it one of the most visible retail properties in Minnesota, and one of four that the chain described as its "legacy" stores.
  • NAACP Begins Sit-In To Protest Jeff Sessions

    NAACP Begins Sit-In To Protest Jeff Sessions

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    Members of the NAACP started occupying the office of Alabama Sen. The protests will take place at Sessions' district offices in Huntsville, Mobile, Dothan, Birmingham, and Montgomery. "I do not know why I would have said that, and I certainly do not believe that". Some NAACP leaders say Sessions can't be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer for voting rights - claiming he's been a threat to desegregation and the Voting Rights Act.
  • New year begins with snow, low temperatures

    New year begins with snow, low temperatures

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    The low Saturday night will dip to around 23, the weather service says. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. The cold weather lasts into Friday where there is a possibility of some snowfall, forecasters said. Meanwhile, winter weather advisories for the rest of the region will expire at 6 a.m. Additional bands of snow are expected before noon and as much as two more inches of snow could fall in Northern Colorado, Kalina said.
  • Western Michigan Broncos vs. Wisconsin Badgers Odds and Trends Cotton Bowl

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    The Betting odds at MyBookie sportsbook are: Wisconsin -9½ (EV) and the total set at 52½ (-110) against Western Michigan . Western's Michigan's best drive of the first half included two plays that were reviewed and reversed. Key Play: Terrell got a prayer answered on fourth-and-4, heaving a pass to the end zone that Davis caught by using his big frame and getting the upper hand on cornerback Sojourn Shelton.
  • Donald Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence

    Donald Trump tweets Chicago might need federal help on violence

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    Donald Trump on Monday decried Chicago's astronomical murder rate - and offered help from the federal government to get it under control. "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help", Trump said on Twitter. A hotel resort owned by Donald Trump is reported to have made hundreds of thousands of dollars selling tickets to a New Year's party attended by the President-elect amid mounting concerns about potential conflicts of interests affecting the next administration.
  • Mother dies holding child live on Facebook

    Mother dies holding child live on Facebook

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    Of her 3,400 Facebook friends, it is still unclear how many social media users actually viewed the disturbing video. A few minutes later, Keiana falls and the phone drops out of her hands. "It's a tragedy, I know that much, and I know one thing, I would love to have my baby back with me". A state crime lab will try to determine what caused the young woman's death, but police say they don't believe foul play was involved.
  • Edwards Led A Football Revolution

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    In replacing Young, Bosco threw for 3,875 yards and 33 touchdowns, and BYU became the only team that is not now in a Power Five conference or Notre Dame to win a national title since Army's World War II era powerhouses in 1944-45. Other than one road setback at Washington in the third week of the season, BYU won the rest of its games on the way to a 14-1 record. After his retirement in 2000, the school renamed their stadium after him.
  • Trump's spokesman Miller rejects new job

    Trump's spokesman Miller rejects new job

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    In a surprising Christmas Eve announcement, newly appointed White House communications director Jason Miller has stepped down from his position after a Trump transition member hinted on Twitter that a sex scandal may be brewing. On Thursday morning, she noted that past counselors to the president have included Karen Hughes, who filled that role for President George W. Bush, and Edwin Meese, who worked for President Ronald Reagan.
  • Williamson County Unemployment Rate Down Slightly, Still State's Lowest

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    There were 26,100 people employed in November 2015, with a civilian labor force estimate of 27,300. Unemployment rates for both the La Crosse metro area and La Crosse County have been at 3.1 percent since September. The year-over-year numbers aren't so good, however. Still, the construction sector has added 1,300 jobs since last November - an 11.7 percent increase.
  • Nursing student 'admits killing reality TV show contestant Lisa Marie Naegle'

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    She added that a friend of hers at the party sent her multiple photos of her sister with the student and that surveillance footage showed Naegle getting into an SUV belonging to the student. According to the suspect, on the night of her disappearance, Naegle and Rogers had just gone to Jack In The Box , with Rogers saying the woman had just broken up with him to go back with her husband.
  • Letters: Trump, Putin and election 2016

    Letters: Trump, Putin and election 2016

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    Despite efforts from Trump's team to cast doubt on the intelligence reports and to muddy their conclusions, Elving said there is a much more central premise that deserves attention. Schumer, McCain, and Graham argue that a select committee wouldn't be a partisan affair. For added measure, the blustery NY billionaire dismissed America's premiere intelligence agents as hacks in their own right, and politically motivated bumblers at that.
  • 'Road Rage' Incident Ends with 3-Year-Old Shot, Killed

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    Steven McClanahan of the Little Rock Police Department said . Family and friends shared photos of the little boy on social media on Sunday. The grandmother and grandson were then honked at, and subsequently their vehicle shot by the unidentified motorist, which struck the toddler and killed him.