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Missouri House Votes to Drop Permit Requirement for Concealed Guns Missouri House Votes to Drop Permit Requirement for Concealed Guns
- April 28, 2016

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , the House Emerging Issues Committee voted 6-6 on the amendment, a tie that effectively kills the measure and prevents it from coming before Missouri voters on the ballot this fall. Today, House members caved to pressure from special interests and killed the religious freedom amendment. On April 20, lawmakers postponed the vote , which was also fought with a filibuster that lasted almost 40 hours in March. (more...)
Did Mary Pat Christie roll her eyes at Donald Trump?
- April 28, 2016

Do I like the threat of being punished for having an abortion ? "And I think, as Senator and as Secretary she showed that commitment by appointing Indian-Americans to positions of responsibilities and I think you should expect that as president of the United States", Podesta said. (more...)
Trump, Clinton aim for sweeps of Northeastern primaries
- April 27, 2016

Pennsylvania is one of five states holding primaries Tuesday including Delaware , Maryland , Rhode Island and CT. Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich are now joining forces to try to make that happen. Once we do we'll decide what we're going to do going forward. Including superdelegates, Clinton's lead stands at 1,944 to 1,192 for Sanders , according to an Associated Press count. (more...)
ME gov.: Cruz campaign ME gov.: Cruz campaign "stabbed us in the back"
- April 27, 2016

Sawyer stabbed us in the back, reneged on the unity slate, and betrayed the people of Maine. Of the 20 delegates from the state, Cruz supporters were selected for 19 of those slots-the 20th is LePage, who is publicly supporting GOP front-runner Donald Trump. (more...)
Cosby sexual assault case can proceed, judge rules
- April 27, 2016

Cosby wants the complete interviews from six of the 35 women who described their alleged encounters with him to NY magazine, according to court records. Dozens of other women in recent years have come forward and accused Bill of sexual impropriety spanning decades. The alleged victim did not report the incident to authorities until January 2005 after returning to Canada. (more...)
Boat and iPhone of teens lost at sea discovered months later Boat and iPhone of teens lost at sea discovered months later
- April 25, 2016

Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos , both 14 and from Tequesta, Fla ., went missing July 24, 2015 after leaving the Jupiter Inlet in a 19-foot Seacraft boat, the Palm Beach Post reported . The capsized vessel had been recovered on July 26 off the coast of New Smyrna Beach, more than two hours north of where the boys were last seen two days prior. (more...)
Federal Agents Injured During Shootout at Kansas Motel Federal Agents Injured During Shootout at Kansas Motel
- April 25, 2016

A fourth federal agent also suffered the same injuries, but it's unclear what agency the officer is associated with, said Lt. Colleen Stuart of Topeka Police. Topeka Fire Marshall Michael Martin stated that the building was indeed destroyed, but that he couldn't say whether the fire was intentional or if bodies have been found in the remains of the motel. (more...)
Ted Cruz to campaign Saturday in Plainfield, Lebanon Ted Cruz to campaign Saturday in Plainfield, Lebanon
- April 24, 2016

The Associated Press obtained a recording of the closed-door exchange. However, many feel that the front runner could fall short of 1,237 delegates, which is needed to cement his Republican nomination. So far, 41 states and territories with a total of 1,798 delegates have already held primary or state conventions. The problem: His next win by such a wide margin over Clinton in such a state would be his first. (more...)
Girl who wrote Obama excited over Harriet Tubman on $20 bill
- April 24, 2016

In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, photo, Sofia, 11, stands with a USA $20 bill outside of her home in Cambridge, Mass. Sofia, who wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to put a woman on US paper currency has gotten her wish. "I think Harriet Tubman is fantastic. I think that would be more appropriate". I would love to see another denomination and that could take place. Jackson has always been considered one of the founders of the Democratic Party. (more...)
Marcus Smart went flying for a frightful, no good, very bad flop Marcus Smart went flying for a frightful, no good, very bad flop
- April 24, 2016

Bodies hit the floor. He was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul on Saturday. The Celtics flew out to a 37-20 lead by the end of the first quarter, but expended an huge amount of energy in the process. The question: Would it rise to the level of a "flagrant 1" (which would not lead to a suspension) or a "flagrant 2" (which could)? Thomas divulged after Boston's 111-103 win that he'd received texts from Iverson as well as his namesake, Isiah Thomas, motivating him for the game . (more...)
Nebraskan runs in 2016 Boston Marathon Nebraskan runs in 2016 Boston Marathon
- April 23, 2016

In a special moment past year, Haslet's two brothers ran the race, and she joined them at the finish line. The Ethiopians ran past the Kenyans on their way to the Boston Marathon finish line Monday and almost swept them off the victory podium. (more...)
Tiger kills keeper at Florida zoo Tiger kills keeper at Florida zoo
- April 23, 2016

Stacey was named Lead Keeper for the west side of the park, and she served as the primary tiger and koala zookeeper, while Jeremy is a Swing Keeper, Level III. Konwiser's husband Jeremy works at the zoo on Summit Boulevard. "This was her specialty", she said. The tiger was a Malayan Tiger, which is critically endangered. (more...)
Gwen Graham Says She's Considering Gubernatorial Run In 2018 Gwen Graham Says She's Considering Gubernatorial Run In 2018
- April 22, 2016

Like Buckhorn, Graham is a moderate Democrat who has actually caught fire from progressives critical of her siding with Republicans on a few key issues. But Ausman noted that the Tampa Bay area is not a good political incubator for Democrats; the party's last four nominees for governor - the late Bill McBride, Jim Davis, Alex Sink and Charlie Crist - all came from that region and lost to Republicans. (more...)
Flint water crisis: 3 government employees charged in connection Flint water crisis: 3 government employees charged in connection
- April 21, 2016

The charges, authorized on Wednesday by District Judge Tracy Collier-Nix, are the first to be brought against the state of MI since the scandal was exposed in 2015. MI officials and water experts on Friday proposed the state adopt what would be the nation's strictest lead-testing rules in response to a water crisis in city of Flint that has fueled widespread public outrage. (more...)
New Mexico GOP extends delegate deadline as campaigns jockey
- April 20, 2016

Most polls have Trump well ahead of Ted Cruz but it was a different set of numbers Cruz supporters were pushing in the last frantic hours before NY polling. Trump announced last week that Rick Wiley, who previously managed Scott Walker's campaign, had been hired as national political director, overseeing the campaign's filed operations. (more...)
Man's arrest could crack case of stepson's disappearance Man's arrest could crack case of stepson's disappearance
- April 20, 2016

He claims Jahi vanished by the time he returned. Jones was arrested Monday, April 18, 2016, by U.S. Marshals and Raleigh Police Department officers in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, east of Raleigh. It was not clear if Jones had an attorney. Tieray Jones initially told police he took Jahi Turner to the playground. San Diego police launched a massive search for the boy, assisted by other agencies and hundreds of volunteers. (more...)
Trump blasts GOP's delegate system - again Trump blasts GOP's delegate system - again
- April 20, 2016

Ed Brookover met with about a half dozen Republicans from the House of Representatives in a private meeting at the Capitol Hill Club, the first of what Rep. In the end, Cruz swept the state and Trump did not compete. If not, the 14 delegates are split proportionally among those who received at least 20 percent of the vote. (more...)
Two Massachusetts high schools make list of top 100 in US Two Massachusetts high schools make list of top 100 in US
- April 20, 2016

LAMP and BTW were the only high schools in the state to be recognized as national Gold Medal Schools. Two Massachusetts high schools made the list, including one in Boston. The school division continues to look for ways we can enhance our instructional programs and meet the needs of all of our learners. "This award reaffirms our district's path to excellence", stated Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. (more...)
Warm and sunny Tuesday for Palm Beach County Warm and sunny Tuesday for Palm Beach County
- April 20, 2016

AccuWeather has a word for this sunny Sunday expected to produce high temperatures significantly above normal for this time of year: spectacular. Overnight, temperatures drop into the upper 30s and low 40s, with skies clearing again. Saturday is best, with unlimited sunshine and highs in the lower 60s. Showers are also likely overnight when the low will be near 51 degrees. Overnight, skies are expected to become partly cloudy with a low around 52. (more...)
State Police deny request to investigate Will Smith case State Police deny request to investigate Will Smith case
- April 20, 2016

Michael DeMocker/AP Pallbearers, including New Orleans Saints players Jo Lonn Dunbar (first position, far side), Cam Jordan (fourth position, far side) and Deuce McAllister (third position, near side), carry Will Smith's coffin. Thomson also dismissed the implication that Will may have been intoxicated that night or that the violence was precipitated by an earlier hit-and-run involving the Smiths and Hayes. (more...)