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Georgetown fires men's basketball coach John Thompson III

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WASHINGTON (AP) Georgetown fires men's basketball coach John Thompson III.


Justice Department investigating California GOP congressman for possible campaign violations, House

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Justice Department investigating California GOP congressman for possible campaign violations, House Ethics delays probe.


VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.
The red flag is included ...


Senate votes to undo privacy rules that protect user data

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
Senators approved a measure Thursday along party lines, 50-48, to eliminate the ...


Advocates protests at office of New Jersey GOP congressman

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Activists rallying against Republicans' planned health care overhaul have taken their protest to the Washington office of a New Jersey congressman.
Dozens of people from the liberal advocacy group Make the Road New Jersey came to Republican Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen's (FRAY'-ling-high-zen) office Thursday morning.
Frelinghuysen says that ...


Schumer Announces He'll Filibuster Gorsuch Nomination In Full Senate

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In an address on the floor of the U.S. Senate Thursday, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced he would not only oppose the nomination of U.S. Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch when the nomination comes to the full Senate, but he would also join with fellow Democrats in filibustering him – a move that would require 60 senators to vote to end the debate on the nomination, The Washington Post reported. Republicans have vowed to change Senate procedures if Democrats do filibuster to quickly confirm Gorsuch — but Schumer suggested they should focus instead on Trump’s nominee, the report said. “If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of President Obama’s nominees, and...

Terry McAuliffe names Ray LaHood, former Obama transportation secretary, to lead Metro review

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Citing what he said were "very serious problems" with the Washington area's transportation system, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Thursday he was ordering an independent review of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to study the troubled transit system's governance and long-term financial needs.
The Democratic governor tapped former ...


‘America is stronger’: Obama defends Affordable Care Act ahead of GOP House vote

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President Barack Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the East Room of the White House in Washington seven years ago. Former President Barack Obama released a statement on the seventh anniversary of having signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law — providing an impassioned defense of his landmark health care bill as it’s under fierce attack. The statement from the Office of Barack and Michelle Obama was sent out Thursday morning, ahead of an expected House Republicans vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which would essentially repeal and replace the 2010 law commonly known as Obamacare.

Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room

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SkB Architects recently completed the Rocky Pond Winery Tasting Room in Chelan, Washington. The space is designed to bring a heightened sense of awareness to the winery's story and their wines.

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