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A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

Travel Ban Lawsuits

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson held a hearing Wednesday on Hawaii’s request to extend his temporary hold....


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Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

LGBT Rights North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state’s so-called “bathroom bill” that they hope removes any obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events. But they’ll have to get enough...


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Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip bro it up at intimate showcase

Leonardo DiCaprio Q Tip

NEW YORK (AP) — Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actor and Grammy-winning rapper were in the small audience at Ludlow House as trio Chase Atlantic performed songs in...


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Baseball's new trend: Saying 'NO' to ground balls

Baseball New Lift Baseball

Josh Donaldson and Reggie Jackson stood off to the third base side of the batting cage, a pair of former American League MVPs discussing their craft in spring training. When the Blue Jays star hopped in to take his swings, Mr. October pulled out his phone to shoot video, a visual aid for his job as...


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NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

LGBT Rights North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill” through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections. GOP leaders...


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Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

Travel Ban Lawsuits-4

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson...


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Number of pedestrians killed by cars rises 25 percent

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. For Peggy Dickie, the end came when she tried to cross a street during rush hour in Northwest Washington. For Betty Lou Vest, it was just before 8 p.m. near an intersection in Clarksburg, Maryland. For Irma Taracena, it was on a poorly lit road around 9:40 in Falls...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2017. There are 276 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 30, 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million (the rough...


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13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas

APTOPIX Church Van Crash Texas

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A small shuttle bus carrying Texas church members home from a retreat collided head-on with a pickup truck, killing 13 people and injuring two others Wednesday on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, officials said. All of the victims who died were senior adults who...


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Latest: 13th bus passenger dies from crash injuries

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas crash of a church bus and a pickup truck in which 13 people were killed and two injured (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Authorities say a 13th passenger from a church bus has died after the bus and a pickup truck collided head-on on a Texas highway. Texas...


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