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March was the seventh consecutive month that posted both an increase in employment and a decrease in unemployment. The March report from the bureau also showed the average workweek for all employees on private nonagricultural payrolls fell to 32.8 hours from 33.3 hours in February, while the average hourly wage rose 4 cents during the same period to $27.35.
  • Arrest Made in Vanessa Marcotte Murder Case

    Arrest Made in Vanessa Marcotte Murder Case

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    Angel Cordero Ortiz, 31, was arrested overnight, according to reports in Boston , and is being held on $10 million ($13 million) bail. Her body was found the next day less than a mile from her mothers home. Colon-Ortiz was charged Friday with aggravated assault, aggravated assault and battery and assault with intent to rape. "It was through her determined fight and her efforts that we obtained the DNA of her killer".
  • Texas Bill Would Revoke Local LGBT Protections

    Texas Bill Would Revoke Local LGBT Protections

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    That period is three years, which means that, as before, North Carolina employees may bring such claims up to three years after their employment ends, a far more generous time frame than what is allowed for suits under comparable federal laws.
  • Report on East Coast prep school details decades of sexual misconduct

    Report on East Coast prep school details decades of sexual misconduct

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    During a school study overseas trip to Costa Rica in 1999, Rivera allegedly grabbed a 15-year-old student's breast and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old student on the same night in a swimming pool at a resort. At least 12 former faculty members at the Wallingford, Connecticut, school allegedly abused students between 1963 and 2010, according to the 50-page report by an outside investigator hired by Choate's board of trustees.
  • Easter egg hunts to explore around Kamloops

    Easter egg hunts to explore around Kamloops

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    All children ages 1 to 12 are invited to participate. IMS Easter Egg Hunt at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Pacific Grove Golf Course Easter Egg Hunt - This free annual Easter Egg Hunt involves hundreds of eggs hidden all across the driving range in grass, under trees, at the base of flagpoles and more.
  • Trump signs measure allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money

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    Trump's signature reverses an Obama-era rule that blocked states from interfering with federal dollars to Planned Parenthood because most of the money supports women's health and family planning services unrelated to abortion. The resolution permits the withholding of taxpayer dollars from federal family planning programs which funnel the money to clinics which offer abortion services to patients.
  • What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight

    What next? Scorpion stings passenger on United Airlines flight

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    One officer was placed on paid leave on Tuesday. United also announced that passengers on United Express Flight 3411 would be compensated with cash, travel credits or miles in an amount equal to the cost of their tickets. Attorney Thomas Demetrio indicated Thursday Dr. David Dao will sue United and the city of Chicago , which employs the officers who pulled Dao off Sunday's Louisville-bound flight.
  • Pres. Trump Goes After Comey: 'He Saved Hillary Clinton's Life'

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

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    Trump again brought up the Clinton investigation in the Fox Business Network interview, telling Bartiromo, "Don't forget, when Jim Comey came out, he saved Hillary Clinton ". According to CNN , Clinton said Trump's condemnation is in direct contrast to his concern for these children. As I said, it is essential that the world does more to deter Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad from committing future murderous atrocities.
  • Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved

    Sculptor of Wall Street's bull wants 'Fearless Girl' moved

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    Now, 30 years later, there's a new girl in town. and Di Modica isn't happy about it. The sculptor of Wall Street's famous " Charging Bull " is pushing back against the overnight sensation of the bull's newest companion: a statue that's become known as "Fearless Girl", which depicts a small girl squaring off against the bovine companion.
  • Ben Carson rescued from elevator in affordable housing complex tour

    Ben Carson rescued from elevator in affordable housing complex tour

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    So, when Carson got stuck in the elevator, Mourning apologized profusely, said the Herald. Mourning arrived just as Carson and Liu had squeezed into an elevator, along with other HUD officials, to check out the roof. No one was injured and they were released after about 15 or 20 minutes. Mourning's nonprofit "AM Affordable Housing" co-developed the complex. Carson is also expected to hold several meetings Wednesday and Thursday in Miami and Miami Gardens.
  • Suspect's status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

    Suspect's status as failed asylum-seeker saddens Stockholm

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    The Swedish police arrested a 39-year-old Uzbek man on Friday evening as the suspected driver of the truck, and the officials are now questioning seven more people. And on France's Bastille Day last July, at least 85 people were killed when another large truck mowed down a crowd celebrating the day. The Belgian news agency Belga, quoting Reyders, says the woman had been reported missing and was first identified via her identity papers and later by DNA testing.
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Expected to Resign Amid Affair Cover Up Allegations

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    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) resigned Monday after fighting for more than a year against allegations he used public resources to carry out and hide an affair with his former top aide. March 2014: First lady Dianne Bentley secretly records phone call between Bentley and a woman, presumably aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason. The top lawyer in an impeachment investigation says Alabama Gov.
  • Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

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    Rep. Kevin Brady says he is working on changes to both the design of the tax and how it would be phased in. The United States' launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria Thursday marked a policy reversal for Trump, who previously berated former POTUS Barack Obama on the topic.
  • State Budget Clears Senate, Moves Back To House

    State Budget Clears Senate, Moves Back To House

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    The House passed the bill in a 76-24 vote Tuesday. The road funding plan now goes to conference committee, where members of the House and Senate will hash out their differences. Medicines from marijuana would have to be in patch, pill, or potion form. But the bills have a few things in common as well, such as the requirement that growers also process and dispense the marijuana, rather than having separate growers and retail shops, and the tracking system that was added to Bradley's bill ...
  • Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

    Prosecutors: Facebook assault victim was threatened with dog

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    Calling it one of the most serious cases she has seen, a juvenile court judge refused to release him despite appeals from his public defender. They will next appear in court April 21 and 28, respectively. "She's traumatized", Detective Commander Brendan Deenihan said on Sunday . Police said said the girl has since been a victim of "constant social media bullying" that has prolonged her trauma in the aftermath of the assault.
  • Public Forum: Artesia residents called to stand against child abuse

    Public Forum: Artesia residents called to stand against child abuse

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    Pinwheels for Prevention began as a small campaign in Georgia, Florida and OH with the organization Prevent Child Abuse America. Exchange Club, Mac's Construction, Pine Belt Ford, First United Methodist Church, Vitamins Plus, Material Girls, Chef Katie Dixon, Glory Bound, The School of Social Work, and Porter Law Firm.
  • Benzema helps Madrid beat Alaves 3-0, increase lead in Spain

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    A shot by Ivan Rakitic was deflected in by Matthieu Saunier in the 83rd, shortly after Granada's Uche Agbo picked up a second booking. Remarkably, Real had just one attempt at goal in the opening 30 minutes of the second period, per WhoScored.com , and the away side's five-man defence was doing its part to soak up any pressure.
  • Severe thunderstorms possible Monday afternoon in the Midlands

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    While the tornado risk is low, a brief tornado can't be ruled out. "If people feel unsafe, I do recommend that, if someone needs to seek shelter, they go way ahead of the storm front". Following a round of showers and thunderstorms from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf Coast on Thursday, activity will shift eastward to the mid-Atlantic and Southeast coasts on Friday .
  • Tucson police: Remains of missing 6-year-old found

    Tucson police: Remains of missing 6-year-old found

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    He did not elaborate and say how long the six-year-old girl's body may have been in the desert or what had led to her death. Police found "suspicious circumstances around a possible entry point" in the home, leading to the belief that she had been abducted.
  • Sean Spicer Commands Veteran Reporter April Ryan to 'Stop Shaking Your Head'

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    She knows how to mix it up with the best of them, ' he said of the longtime reporter. I think it's great. "Just look at all that's happened in the last few days to women who were simply doing their jobs", Clinton said. I'll leave you on an angry note-because we should all be disgusted at what we saw in the videos above. "How many people have to say that there's nothing there before you realize there's nothing there?" Speaking at a diversity conference organized by the Professional ...
  • UN Security Council condemns latest N.Korea missile tests

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    Moon Jae-in, the front-runner in South Korea's presidential election, which will be held on May 9th, has said he will review the deployment, but has been careful not to promise to reverse it. Experts in Korea seem to agree with these assessments. China's leaders know that realising their global leadership ambitions requires them to adhere to global norms and accept greater responsibility.
  • Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday Night

    Strong to Severe Thunderstorms Possible Thursday Night

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    Several impulses of energy should rotate around the base of this system, providing an opportunity for organized storms. Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful weather system moves across the central United States. So far this year, severe weather has been much worse than usual. The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark and or rainy. Then the line will approach the Mississippi River during the early morning hours on Saturday .
  • Barack Obama defends Affordable Care Act as House prepares to repeal it

    Barack Obama defends Affordable Care Act as House prepares to repeal it

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    Demonstrators said lives, jobs, and the economy are all at stake if the Affordable Care Act is axed. The bill would impose an "age tax" on older Americans . His pledge has been met with a deluge of criticism by Democrats and some Republicans, who say 24 million Americans will lose health care coverage under a new GOP backed proposal.
  • Facebook Inc's Instagram Tops One Million Advertiser Milestone

    Facebook Inc's Instagram Tops One Million Advertiser Milestone

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    In a few months, Facebook-owned Instagram will let users directly book services like haircuts, Instagram vice president of business James Quarles told CNBC. The majority of Instagram's advertisers are small businesses, such as SpearmintLOVE, a website selling infant and toddler clothing and accessories.
  • Donald Trump meets Haider al-Abbadi at White House

    Donald Trump meets Haider al-Abbadi at White House

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    Institute of Peace in Washington . "We are happy with the meeting..." The Iraqi premier said he got the impression that the Trump administration will take a more aggressive approach than the administration of President Barack Obama, who was reluctant to commit large numbers of U.S.
  • Woman Jumped from Trunk to Avoid Alleged Kidnapper

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    Bryan Shelton with the Birmingham Police Department tells PEOPLE. When she said that she did not have money, the suspect forced her into the auto. InsideEdition.com's Mara Montalbano (https://twitter.com/MaraMontalbano) has more. Alsabah said he watched from the window as the suspect started to drive away. Surveillance video captures woman jumping out of the trunk of a auto after alleged kidnapping in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Dreamer Arrested After Speaking on Immigration to Be Released, Her Attorney Says

    Dreamer Arrested After Speaking on Immigration to Be Released, Her Attorney Says

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    The 22-year-old immigrant living in MS who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement after speaking out in protest last week has been released from detention, her attorneys announced . ICE agents had handcuffed Vargas as well, but they let her go after Vargas informed them of her Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals status, which she had filed to renew on February 10, five days before the arrest, her attorney, Abigail Peterson, said last week.
  • Closed schools on 'Day Without a Woman' leave some parents scrambling

    Closed schools on 'Day Without a Woman' leave some parents scrambling

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    At least one other school system, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, has also canceled classes for the day , also because a "significant" number of teachers who planned to be absent. Several members of Rochester NOW - the National Organization for Women, gathered at Premier Pastry on South Avenue, which is co-owned by a woman. Women across the country are being encouraged to skip work and not shop on Wednesday.
  • Rally for women held in downtown Greenfield

    Rally for women held in downtown Greenfield

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    According to an NCES report, in 2011-12 school year 76 percent of public school teachers and slightly more than half of principals were women. "Women, I feel very strongly - they either have to reconnect and take charge of their civil rights, like all minorities do, or we're going to have archaic laws put upon us", Miller said.
  • U.S. bombs al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, hitting equipment and infrastructure

    U.S. bombs al-Qaeda militants in Yemen, hitting equipment and infrastructure

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    The strikes, which were conducted overnight in a mountainous region where the provinces of Bayda, Shabwa and Abyan converge, targeted buildings, weapon systems, fighters and equipment along Yemen's southern coastal area, Navy Capt. "We have not announced all strikes in Yemen", the official said. The Pentagon on Monday said it carried out a strike in northwest Syria on Sunday but did not say who the attack had targeted.
  • John Oliver Ripped the 'Thong' Healthcare Coverage Republicans Are Offering

    John Oliver Ripped the 'Thong' Healthcare Coverage Republicans Are Offering

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    He played a commercial about an Obamacare replacement idea that was nebulously talked about in the ad. Oliver said it's a little worrying that the ad is "literally encouraging you to imagine a better healthcare plan". Third, President Trump has already gone on record opposing this strategy, and he's not a guy who likes to publicly back down. The GOP has appeared to be in complete disarray over what draft or plan for replacement they would even use.
  • Rand Paul: Conservatives Have The Votes To Kill 'Obamacare-Lite'

    Rand Paul: Conservatives Have The Votes To Kill 'Obamacare-Lite'

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    You may already be able to guess, but one of Oliver's biggest slams of Reupblicans' healthcare replacement plans was coverage. Just the same, the GOP-controlled House and Senate have both passed budget resolutions aimed at repelling Obamacare , which now assures more than 20 million additional Americans health care insurance on some level.
  • Bull dies after running loose through NY streets

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    A bull that ran loose for a short time in a New York City borough has died before it could be rescued. It went on a run through the neighborhood, with police following it and trying to corner it. A crew from an animal sanctuary is on the way to get the animal. The bold bovine made its first bolt for freedom to a housing project playground in Jamaica, Queens on Tuesday after escaping a slaughterhouse.
  • Congressional Black Caucus: We wrote Trump a letter, but he never responded

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    Elijah Cummings slammed President Donald Trump for telling reporters Thursday the Maryland Democrat had cancelled a meeting with him because it could damage him politically. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), clearly invited Trump to meet. He was probably told - he was probably told "don't meet with Trump. I am sure members of the CBC can answer these questions for themselves".
  • Peterson: Early missteps spell trouble for new Secretary of Education head DeVos

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    CNN has reached out to the Department of Education for comment and have not yet received a response. DeVos has said she is unsure if she will uphold department guidance that asks colleges to take an active role against sexual assault. "This is a threat to students", the caption read . This confirmation has been historical, as the Senate vote was deadlocked at 50 votes for and 50 against, including two republicans who voted against her.
  • Which Penn State draft prospects were invited to the 2017 NFL Combine?

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    That's certainly surprising, insofar as this draft class includes Clemson's Deshaun Watson, who, y'know, actually finished out his last season with the Tigers to the tune of an impressive national championship title. Clemson, Alabama, LSU and Miami (FL) were the only schools in the nation to have at least four on offense and four on defense invited to this year's Combine.