• New York Winter Storm: The Photos You Need to See
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. until 9 p.m. Thursday. In advance of Niko, many airlines have posted travel alerts warning passengers their flights could be cancelled. The city's Emerg...

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  • Fear Grips Immigrants As Enforcement Raids Sweep Across US
Fear Grips Immigrants As Enforcement Raids Sweep Across US

An Immigration Customs and Enforcement spokesperson did not immediately return Business Insider's request for comment. "It's a way in which Trump and ICE are retaliating against sanctuary jurisdictions". "These are the people that the agency wants to deport". Hundreds of undocumented immigrants were arrested in raids by Immigration and Customs ...

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  • New York's Snow Storm Cancels Flights And School
New York's Snow Storm Cancels Flights And School

More than 3,500 flights were canceled, and all planes in and out of New York's Kennedy Airport were ordered held on the ground while crews cleared the runways. Snowfall rates 2-3 inches per hour at times within some of the heavier bands. Eastern Long Island was bracing for 12 to 16 inches of snow, with a potential for power outages.

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  • Watchdog Hits Kellyanne Conway With Formal Ethics Complaint
Watchdog Hits Kellyanne Conway With Formal Ethics Complaint

I'm going to go get some myself today". The president is not subject to ethics standards for federal employees , but Conway is, however. Several attorneys tell PEOPLE that Conway appears to have broken a rule of the Office of Government Ethics that forbids government employees from using their public office for private gain, or for the end...

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  • Army Corps of Engineers Greenlights Final Leg of Dakota Access Pipeline
Army Corps of Engineers Greenlights Final Leg of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army Corps of Engineers approved the last remaining portion of the highly contentious Dakota Access Pipeline Tuesday. Notable events in the dispute over the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. Between 2015 and 2016, the company was found to be responsible for 35 pipeline spills that caused a reported $300,000. But Preside...

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  • US Republican Leader Reiterates Intent to Repeal Obamacare
US Republican Leader Reiterates Intent to Repeal Obamacare

There's a moment in the Broadway musical Hamilton where George Washington says to an exasperated Alexander Hamilton , "Winning is easy, young man". Finally, as the new bridges are finished and safe to drive across, you would close the old bridge. Throughout the campaign, and over the six years since the law passed, Republicans in Congress have...

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  • NY Senate votes to allow Uber, Lyft to expand upstate
NY Senate votes to allow Uber, Lyft to expand upstate

The bill that passed in the Senate would not require the fingerprinting of Uber drivers - something taxi cab owners have said should be included. The Republican-controlled chamber is set to take up the measure during its Monday evening session.

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  • Justice Department appeals court order suspending immigration ban
Justice Department appeals court order suspending immigration ban

Mr. Trump on January 27 signed an executive order suspending entry to the US for visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries-Iran, Iraq , Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen-for at least 90 days, calling it a needed move to keep terrorists out of the country.

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  • Murkowski to vote against DeVos as Education secretary; Sullivan supports nominee
Murkowski to vote against DeVos as Education secretary; Sullivan supports nominee

Sen. Rob Portman will vote for President Donald Trump's education secretary pick Betsy DeVos, making it that much harder for Democrats to kill her nomination. She has advocated for the use of taxpayer funds to send students to private and religious schools. Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers , told The New York T...

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  • White House has '100 percent confidence' in DeVos confirmation
White House has '100 percent confidence' in DeVos confirmation

If all of the other GOP senators support DeVos- as expected - and all Democrats oppose the nomination, DeVos would end up with a 50-50 vote in the Senate. Now the anti-DeVos camp needs one more vote in order to defeat her nomination. He had gone on the offensive over the last week, writing editorials to laud DeVos and says she is not an educati...

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  • The ACA Repeal Could Leave This Many Children Without Health Insurance
The ACA Repeal Could Leave This Many Children Without Health Insurance

Monday, a pair of Republican senators proposed a partial replacement for Obamacare . If Congress doesn't have a replacement for the ACA, 130,000 kids or more who are covered by Medicaid and KidsCare could be at risk of losing their coverage in those states.

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  • Atlas V rocket set for Thursday night launch
Atlas V rocket set for Thursday night launch

Friday, The launch had been delayed twice on Thursday before the aircraft's disruption. Meteorologist James Wieland says visibility should be good for the launch from Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. "SBIRS, considered one of the nation's highest-priority space programs, is created to provide global, persistent, infrared surveillance cap...

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  • President Barack Obama Says The Press Is Needed For Democracy To Work
President Barack Obama Says The Press Is Needed For Democracy To Work

Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence", Obama said. The Cubs ace said on Twitter on Tuesday that his decision had nothing to do with President Obama, who is set to cede the Oval Office to President-elect Donald Trump on Friday.

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  • Snowbound Italy rattled - but not wounded - by spate of earthquakes
Snowbound Italy rattled - but not wounded - by spate of earthquakes

The quake was reportedly felt across Lazio, Abruzzo and Marche. More than 50 aftershocks were detected within the hours after the last of the three strong tremors, nine of which were measured above magnitude 4. The Italian Red Cross said it had received reports of building collapses in unreachable hamlets near Amatrice. Most of Amatrice's center ...

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  • Black congressman implies GOP is racist during Sessions confirmation
Black congressman implies GOP is racist during Sessions confirmation

Brooks will be one of four opposition voices to speak during Sessions' confirmation hearings, which begin Tuesday morning. Schumer described Sessions as a longtime "friend and colleague" but said in a statement that he was "not confident" that Sessions would defend the rights of all Americans.

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  • Here's What Will Happen To Donald Trump's Businesses Once He Is President
Here's What Will Happen To Donald Trump's Businesses Once He Is President

In Politico , Eisen, along with Richard Painter, the chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, and Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe, outlined criteria by which to judge Trump's plans to avoid conflicts of interest. Here's what will happen to those businesses as he moves into the White House. Those interests include real estate in ...

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  • Lake effect snow watches and warnings up for parts of CNY
Lake effect snow watches and warnings up for parts of CNY

We could see a 2 or 3 inches. A lake-effect snow warning will be in effect for most of Cattaraugus County between 4 p.m. this afternoon and 10 p.m. Friday , and Allegany County will be under a winter storm advisory. The combination of frigid arctic air and a plume of moisture from the Pacific could bring a dusting of snow to the East Bay hills a...

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  • Trump takes credit for new domestic jobs at Sprint
Trump takes credit for new domestic jobs at Sprint

In a statement , the company said it would be bringing back jobs in different parts of its business including customer care. Numerous jobs will likely be at call centers, work the industry has commonly outsourced to India and the Philippines and other low-wage countries with mixed success.

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  • Local Christmas tree lot recycles unused trees for fish habitats
Local Christmas tree lot recycles unused trees for fish habitats

If you live in Naramata and would like your Christmas Tree picked up by volunteers, please ensure it is clean of fake snow, tinsel and ornaments and place it at your curbside. Firefighters volunteer to pick up the trees in exchange for a donation to the Red Deer Firefighters Children's Charity to support local children's charities.

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  • Charleston Shooter Won't Call Witnesses, Offer Evidence During Penalty Phase
Charleston Shooter Won't Call Witnesses, Offer Evidence During Penalty Phase

Gergel also told Roof he will give him until the start of the penalty proceedings to change his mind about serving as his own counsel. Following those proceedings, Gergel determined Roof could represent himself, but the evidence that was presented has not been disclosed.

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