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President Obama orders flags at half-staff for Nancy Reagan

President Obama orders flags at half-staff for Nancy Reagan Her admirers credited Mrs. Reagan with restoring grace and elegance to the White House after the austerity of the Carter years. Mr. Bernie Sanders, Democratic presidential candidate said, " Nancy Reagan was an exemplary First Lady". [Full Article...]

Illinois Primary: Kim Foxx Ousts State's Attorney Anita Alvarez

Illinois Primary: Kim Foxx Ousts State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Alvarez came under fire for her handling of the Laquan McDonald case, in which she waited 13 months before charging the Chicago police officer who shot the teen 16 times. Her goals include a reduction in the Cook County Jail population and a more active engagement between county prosecutors and the community at large. One former Alvarez supporter said it swayed her. [Full Article...]

Primary elections come to Chicago

Primary elections come to Chicago IL voters who wish to take advantage of the Election Day registration but do not have significant identification may still register and cast a provisional ballot at the primary election. If early voting in Williamson County is any indication, this will be a busy primary election. Not registered to vote? The weather could influence turnout as forecasters said scattered thunderstorms, high win... [Full Article...]

Early turnout brisk in Missouri primary

Early turnout brisk in Missouri primary Clinton  entered the primaries with a lead of more than 200 pledged delegates and could end the day with about two-thirds of the delegates  needed  to claim the nomination. Animosity toward  Trump  has risen to the point where he can rarely get through an event without being interrupted by protesters.  Trump  said he did not want to ruin the life of somebody, but asked if someone like that is pros... [Full Article...]

USA presidential election: Five states vote in primaries

USA presidential election: Five states vote in primaries Once again, however, Sanders stands to lose the bulk of the delegates if he can't produce a big win in one of the bigger states, particularly in  Florida  or  Ohio . "Democrats don't play by these " winner take all " rules". So, did the leading Democratic candidates, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. [Full Article...]

Missouri voters get a say in big presidential primary day

Missouri voters get a say in big presidential primary day Cruz was asked about allegations that Donald Trump's campaign manager assaulted a reporter. Animosity toward Trump has risen to the point where he can rarely get through an event without being interrupted by protesters. On the west side of Columbus,  Ohio , Vietnam veteran and registered Democrat William McMillen said he voted for Trump, even though the candidate is a  Republican . [Full Article...]

Polls: Trump, Clinton Leading In Illinois

Polls: Trump, Clinton Leading In Illinois Overall, Clinton holds 1,235 of total delegates, more than half the amount needed to clinch the nomination when the count includes superdelegates, who are elected officials and party leaders free to support the candidate of their choice. "Kasich can not make America great again", Trump said. "The numbers are adding up in my favor", Clinton told reporters in Raleigh, North Carolina on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Updated Republican Delegate Count 2016: Trump in Control

Updated Republican Delegate Count 2016: Trump in Control The biggest prizes are Florida and OH, states with a long history of making or breaking White House aspirations. Trump supporters line up to enter the venue to hear Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, speak at a campaign rally at the I-X Center Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Cleveland. [Full Article...]

Mitt Romney sharply condemns Trump's nomination

Mitt Romney sharply condemns Trump's nomination Rubio justified his attacks on Trump by saying the billionaire businessman had "basically mocked everybody" over the past year. That was the last question at Thursday's GOP debate in Detroit . Billionaire Donald Trump writes his own checks to pay for his campaign. But in Thursday's chaotic debate, he signalled his willingness to compromise on immigration, among other key issues. [Full Article...]

Flood water receding from Bossier City homes

Flood water receding from Bossier City homes An oil well sits underwater from flooding near Black Bayou in Oil City, La., Sunday, March 13, 2016. Mandatory evacuation orders issued by authorities in the Texas county of Newton, which borders Louisiana, remained in effect for people living near the Sabine River over flood dangers. [Full Article...]

Amtrak Train Derails Near Dodge City, Kansas, Injuring Some 20 Passengers

Amtrak Train Derails Near Dodge City, Kansas, Injuring Some 20 Passengers Amtrak officials said they are working with BNSF to look into what went wrong. Five Amtrak rail cars have derailed in Gray County, Kansas, three miles (about 5km) outside Cimarron. He says more information will be released once the team arrives in Kansas. Timothy Davidson, from Nashville, Tennessee, said he and several other passengers heard what he called "a lot of clacking for about 20 minut... [Full Article...]

Poll of Polls: Trump leads in Ohio, Florida

And there was no sign of Trump's references to "Little Marco" or "Lying Ted". "Maybe you started out supporting Jeb Bush, or Chris Christie, maybe even now you're thinking of supporting Marco Rubio or John Kasich", the Texas senator said of the crowded Republican primary field, which has thinned considerably in recent weeks. [Full Article...]

SeaWorld Orlando Reports Sad News About Popular Orca Whale, Tillikum

SeaWorld Orlando Reports Sad News About Popular Orca Whale, Tillikum Tilikum has undergone treatment, but the whale's condition continues to deteriorate at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. Technically, Tilikum wasn't captured by SeaWorld or born in captivity. In 1999, he was involved in a second incident when the naked body of a man who had apparently sneaked in after hours to swim with the whales was found draped dead across his back. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders in Akron Monday ahead of Tuesday's Ohio primary

Bernie Sanders in Akron Monday ahead of Tuesday's Ohio primary Defense wins’ championships in the National Football League and no team has a better defense than the Broncos. "I put a little bit of thought into it and I feel like anytime you've got a (general manager like John Elway) that quarterbacks are going to come running", Stephenson said. [Full Article...]

Missouri getting some late attention in presidential primary

Missouri getting some late attention in presidential primary Voters will also go to the polls Tuesday in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Missouri. IL awards 182 delegates on the Democratic side, with 102 awarded proportionately from each congressional district for candidates that get at least 15 percent of the vote. [Full Article...]

Virginia vs. North Carolina, ACC Tournament 2016

Virginia vs. North Carolina, ACC Tournament 2016 The  Virginia  Cavaliers take on the  North Carolina  Tar Heels in the ACC Men's Tournament Championship game on Saturday,  start time  at 9:00 PM ET, at Verizon Center,  Washington , District of Columbia. This, however, was different. For the Tar Heels, though, the play of guys like point guard Marcus Paige and his backcourt mate in  Joel Berry  will be pivotal to them standing atop the ACC when ... [Full Article...]

Men's Basketball: Cyclones to play Iona in first round of NCAA tournament

Men's Basketball: Cyclones to play Iona in first round of NCAA tournament The Iowa basketball team will open the NCAA tournament on Friday in Brooklyn against Temple. They finished the season on quite a skid which included losing their opening Big Ten Tournament contest against IL in Indianapolis. It earned an 11th seed in 2014 and a seventh seed in 2015. The No. 7 seed matches where Iowa's was placed a year ago. The other No. 1 seeds include North Carolina, Virginia ... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump holds double digit lead over Marco Rubio in NBC/WSJ/Marist poll

Donald Trump holds double digit lead over Marco Rubio in NBC/WSJ/Marist poll John Kasich said Sunday that GOP front-runner Donald Trump has created a "toxic atmosphere" in the Republican race, adding that Trump has run a "divisive campaign" that's "concerning". They are desperate for one of their own to take down Trump, even though their own candidates are handcuffed in that regard given how Trump has hijacked their policy positions. [Full Article...]

Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health

Why daylight saving time can be bad for your health It's the official start of Daylight Saving Time, this Motzei Shabbos, or rather Sunday morning at 2am. One study says extra stress on your body from losing that hour of sleep could up the risk of a heart attack. "Our use is not so predictable as the earlier adopters of daylight saving hope it would be", Tufts University's Michael Downing said. Sunlight hours will be extended later, so we will ... [Full Article...]

Clinton 'Sorry' For Nancy Reagan Aids Gaffe

Clinton 'Sorry' For Nancy Reagan Aids Gaffe Mrs. Reagan, who died Sunday at 94, was buried next to her husband on the library grounds. Her funeral at the  Ronald Reagan  Presidential Library and Museum was attended by about 1,000 invited guests - a list compiled largely by  Nancy Reagan  herself. [Full Article...]


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