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Report: Illegal Aliens Arrested for Murder, Violent Crimes Years After Deportation Orders.

The public is demanding the media cover long-ignored stories about illegal alien crime, and so the Tallahassee Democrat discovered that two inmates in the county jail were slated for repatriation years before they were charged with violent crimes in the United States.

- Breitbart - US

Did the Koch Brothers Take Down the GOP Health Care Bill?.

FreedomWorks, an advocacy group funded by the Koch brothers, rallied March 15 in Washington, D.C., to demand repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are known to have strong influence in Washington, D.C., and this week they wielded their political power in a bid to bring down the ...

- Truthdig - US

Black Lawmakers Call On FBI To Help Find Missing Black DC Girls.

WASHINGTON — Black members of Congress are calling for the Justice Department to help police investigate a large number of missing children in Washington, D.C.

- TPM News - US

8 prominent Russians dead in 5 months.

The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel this week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months since the US presidential election on November 8.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Opinion: Trump now looks incompetent.

A President who admires strongmen tried to strong-arm the Republicans who control the United States House of Representatives. Pass the repeal of Obamacare and replace it with Trumpcare, Donald Trump told the 247 Republicans, or else you'll be ousted in a primary.

- CNN Top Stories - US

World › Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan.

U.S. President Donald Trump sought Saturday to put a good face on his most stinging political setback yet, declaring that Obamacare would collapse and vowing to develop a "great" replacement. "ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do…

- Japan Today - JP

Dem Rep Schiff: Congress Should Establish Independent Commission to Investigate Trump-Russia Ties.

During Saturday's Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Adam Schiff called for an independent commission to investigated whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. Transcript as Follows: Last summer, a foreign power intervened in our presidential election in an effort to influence the outcome on behalf of ...

- Breitbart - US

Uber's self-driving car involved in Arizona crash.

An Uber self-driving car was involved in an accident in north Tempe, Ariz. on Friday evening, ending up on its side after a crash involving two other vehicles, police said.         


Police chases cow until the cow chased him.

A police offer in Temple, Texas tries to get a stray cow back to its home. Everything seems fine, until the cow charges out the gate and towards the officer.         


U.S. investigates Mosul strike after more than 100 civilians reported dead.

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces are clearing the city of Islamic State militants.         


Standoff in Las Vegas evacuates Cosmopolitan hotel.

Las Vegas Metro police say one person has been shot, and the suspect is barricaded on a bus on Las Vegas Boulevard.         


The Keystone XL pipeline still faces at least one big roadblock

The Trump administration might have signed off on the Keystone XL project, but Nebraska still hasn't approved it. Video provided by Newsy         


SpaceX will try to prove its rockets are reusable with second launch

All those cool rocket landings SpaceX has pulled off over the past year or so will be little more than expensive stunts if it doesn't prove its rockets can be reused.         


Electronics Ban Implemented on US-Bound Flights

Turkey's national carrier Turkish Airlines said starting on Saturday its passengers heading to UK are not allowed to carry large electronic devices into the aircraft cabins.         


Suspects in animal masks rob Bellagio store, send panicked guests fleeing

Three people wearing dress clothing — suits or tuxedoes — and animal masks smashed the windows, grabbed items from inside the store and fled.         


Double amputee, Marine veteran sworn-in as N.Y. police officer

A U.S. Marine veteran who lost his legs during a tour of duty in Afghanistan is believed to be the first-ever double amputee to become a full active duty police officer in the U.S.         


US senator honored for work in former East Timor island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. " U.S. Sen. Jack Reed has received the highest honor that a foreigner can be given from the country formerly known as East Timor.The Order of Timor was presented to the Rhode Island Democrat from the Democratic...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The health-care bill's failure reveals a new power dynamic in the GOP

President Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan , and other GOP supporters of the failed American Health Care Act cast the vote as a strict with-us-or-against us scenario: Either support this plan or you're stuck with ObamaCare while the White House "agenda moves on" to other issues. More than 30 House Republicans had other ideas. ...

- The Week - US

More Americans reach for a daily coffee in 2017: NCA

More Americans are drinking a daily cup of coffee in 2017, a reversal of four years of declines, as gourmet brews gain in popularity, according to an industry group's report released on Saturday. "More of us are drinking coffee, and younger consumers appear to be leading the charge," said National Coffee Association USA ...

- Yahoo! News - US

With healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the US Congress quickly pivoted yesterday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. Division among Republicans was the chief cause of the embarrassing setback on Obamacare, and ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Replacing the US electric grid could cost $5 trillion

REUTERS/StringerSince Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse lit up Buffalo from Niagara Falls at the end of the 19th century, electricity has been an integral part of American life, heating homes, freezing food, and powering computers. But the U.S. electric grid is old, with most transmission lines and power plants decades ...

- Business Insider - US

News24.com | Jews, Israelis fear fallout from bomb hoax arrest

Israel's arrest of a Jewish teenager accused of masterminding dozens of anti-Semitic threats could encourage racism and ease pressure on US President Donald Trump to tackle anti-Semitism, Jewish groups have warned.

- News24.com - ZA

AP FACT CHECK: The week when Trump's wiretap accusation died

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's accusation that his predecessor ordered snooping of his communications has fallen apart, slapped down by the FBI chief and again by the Republican leading the House intelligence committee, a Trump ally. The president gave…

- Billings Gazette - US

Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump campaigned as an outsider — celebrating his lack of political experience by selling himself as a dealmaker willing to buck Republican orthodoxy and his own party's leadership. He alone would reshape Washington.

- Billings Gazette - US

GOP Rep. Messer takes step toward possible Senate race

INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Rep. Luke Messer has taken a step toward a possible 2018 bid for one of Indiana's U.S. Senate seats by forming what his campaign calls a statewide finance committee.

- Billings Gazette - US

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

WASHINGTON — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White…

- Billings Gazette - US

Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

WASHINGTON — House Republicans' failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law deals a serious blow to another big part of President Donald Trump's agenda: tax reform.

- Billings Gazette - US

GOP Lawmaker On The Defeat Of Health Plan

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Reed about the Republican health care bill that was pulled yesterday before the House voted on it. Reed supported the bill.

- NPR - US

Wrapping Up A Jam-Packed Political Week

Investigations into Russia and the election, hearings on Neil Gorsuch, and the defeat of the GOP health plan were the big political stories of the week.

- NPR - US

How Do You Say 'Gorsuch'?

Partisan disagreements ran through this week's Senate hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. One issue the members really struggled with was pronunciation of the nominee's name.

- NPR - US

Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin

The Senate Republicans have the vote and clout to ensure Judge Neil Gorsuch is confirmed as Supreme Court justice. The only question is, how are the Democrats going to play their final losing cards.

- NPR - US

Trump's pattern: Make claim first, then wait for facts

WASHINGTON — For President Donald Trump, facts often follow fiction.

- Yahoo! News - US

House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US Intelligence

The investigation began after Trump accused Obama of tapping his phones.

- Yahoo! News - US

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump -- made of cake icing.

- Newsday - US

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

WASHINGTON — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul....

- Townhall.com - US

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Manatees Divide a Florida Community

In Crystal River, Fla., the self-proclaimed 'home of the manatee,' the community has had to balance efforts to protect the marine mammals with the interests of property owners.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Republicans Look to Rescind Status of National Monument

Even as the tourism industry and visitors embrace Utah's newly designated national monument, Bears Ears, Republicans are trying to convince President Trump to roll back the protection.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Health Insurers Wrestle With Next Steps as GOP Bill Fails

House Republicans' failure to pass their bill overhauling the Affordable Care Act leaves health-care companies with continued challenges, most acutely for insurers facing decisions about whether to offer plans in the existing law's marketplaces next year.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Turkish chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

ISTANBUL " One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump " made of cake icing.It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform

President Trump is eager to put the health care debacle behind him and focus on tax reform, but the failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act could handicap that effort.

- NPR - US

Republicans fumble ACA repeal: Expert reaction

By Richard Arenberg, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Political Science, Brown University and Christopher Sebastian Parker, Professor of Political Science, University of Washington. Editor's note: The fight didn't last long. Moments before a scheduled vote on March 24, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the bill that would ...

- The Raw Story - US

Running Your First Marathon, Avoiding Nuclear Fallout, and Rice Gone Bad in This Week's Highlights

This week we looked at what the US Senate's vote against internet privacy actually means, learned about the little-known perils of stale rice, prepared for the worst case scenario of actual nuclear war, and more. On the plus side, there's new Netflix movies. Everything is fine!

- Lifehacker - US

Behind the investigations into Trump associates' ties to Russia

House Intelligence Committee members are arguing over President Trump's unproven claim that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Mr. Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has also volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers investigating Russian interference with the U.S. election. New York Times' Matthew ...


Trump, Abbott Announce 20K Jobs after Meet — 800 in Texas

President Donald Trump met with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Charter Communication CEO Tom Rutledge to announce thousands of new jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas. The company will hire 20,000 new positions over the next four years -- 800 in Texas.

- Breitbart - US

The prescription drug industry is starting to turn on itself as pressure over drug prices heats up

Reuters/Gary CameronAs scrutiny of high drug prices in the US intensifies, so has the finger pointing about who is to blame. This week, that came in the form of an interview in which an executive at Gilead blamed high prices on pharmacy benefit managers, the companies that help insurance plans determine what drugs they'll ...

- Business Insider - US

Bloomberg: McCain says Trump should address Russia's election interference

President Donald Trump should discuss Russian attempts to influence the outcome of the U.S. election in November in an effort to fill intelligence gaps, said Senator John McCain. “I would very much like to see the president address this issue including the issue we continue to wrestle with that is the Russian ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

WB Congress not to invite Sibal, Singhvi in future programmes

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today said the state unit will not invite senior party leaders Kapil Sibal and Abhishek Manu Singvi in future programmes as they had represented the TMC government in the Narada sting case in the Supreme Court."We will not invite Sibal and Singhvi for any future prgramme of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Donald Trump's healthcare failure exposes GOP disarray on Obamacare pledge

ANALYSIS: Donald Trump's bid to ram a new healthcare system through the US Congress collapsed in a heap on Friday after rebel Republicans refused to bend to a presidential ultimatum that they all should back the controversial bill.

- Stuff - NZ

McCain Calls For Tillerson To Be Given A Team At The State Department

BERLIN — U.S. Sen. John McCain is urging President Donald Trump to nominate a team of senior officials at the State Department to back up new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

- TPM News - US