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Spicer presides over unveiling of Melania Trump wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Thursday  00:20,   26 april 2018
NBC News

The former White House press secretary remarked that the wax figure was remarkably lifelike. It joins 'President Donald Trump' at the museum.Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was on hand at Madame Tussauds in New York on[...]

Scientists denounce Pruitt’s effort to block ‘secret science’ at EPA

Wednesday  22:37,   25 april 2018

The Trump Administration wants to prevent EPA from using the most influential air pollution study in U.S. historyIn the annals of science there aren’t many reports that had as much impact as Harvard’s Six Cities Study of 1993. It showed a dramatic[...]

Florida teacher who talked down school shooter says she had 'angel on my shoulder'

Wednesday  22:26,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A teacher at a Florida high school who confronted a suspected gunman in the hallway last week and listened patiently to him said Tuesday those three minutes felt like an eternity. Kelly McManis-Panasuk, a 10-year veteran of Forest High School in[...]

18-month sentence for man who tried to get Trump's tax data

Wednesday  22:15,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A private investigator has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election. U.S. District Judge John[...]

NY appeals court asked to overturn Trump businesses' ruling

Wednesday  21:37,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A federal appeals court in New York has been asked to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. Lawyers for restaurant workers and restaurants that compete with Trump's[...]

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose rent increases for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

Wednesday  21:37,   25 april 2018

The proposal legislation, which would require Congressional approval, would increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent by three times, according to the administration’s proposal obtained by The Washington Post. Subscribe[...]

Florida mayor charged with official misconduct, corruption

Wednesday  20:37,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

A Florida mayor accused of failing to disclose $335,108 in outside income has bonded out of jail on charges of official misconduct, perjury and misuse of public office. Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie walked into the Palm Beach County Jail on [...]

Waffle House shooting: Suspected gunman erased laptop hard drive

Wednesday  17:11,   25 april 2018

The man accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House erased his laptop's hard drive weeks before the shooting, CNN affiliate WSMV reported. Travis Reinking, 29, took his laptop to a Nashville repair shop in March and asked the [...]

LGBT group rescinds award for MSNBC’s Joy Reid

Wednesday  17:11,   25 april 2018
The Hill

A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly-unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog.Liz Owen, director of communications for[...]

After blackface incident, minority students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo say they don't feel welcome

Wednesday  17:06,   25 april 2018
Los Angeles Times

Aaliyah Ramos was walking through the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus last year when a prospective student approached her. Ramos was the only black person, the young woman said, that she and her mother had seen that day. Ramos was the only[...]

Rhode Island governor orders state agencies to only use internet services that follow net neutrality rules

Wednesday  17:01,   25 april 2018
The Hill

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) ordered state agencies to use internet providers who observe net neutrality rules, the Providence Journal reported Tuesday.Raimondo said she issued the executive order so Rhode Islanders can "reRaimondo said[...]

Trump admin set to cancel temporary residency permits for 9,000 immigrants from Nepal: report

Wednesday  17:01,   25 april 2018
The Hill

The Trump administration is readying the cancellation of Temporary Residency Permits (TPS) for roughly 9,000 Nepalis immigrants, according to The Washington Post. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will allow the Nepali immigrants[...]

Delta Passenger Says Staff Tied Her To Wheelchair

Wednesday  15:21,   25 april 2018

"She has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying," Nathan Saliagas said of his mother.Diagnosed with MS five years ago, Maria Saliagas told WFTV she and her husband have made an annual trip to Europe[...]

Anger spreads across Puerto Rico over lack of basic services

Wednesday  12:56,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

Puerto Rico's Senate has ordered government agencies to explain why tens of thousands of people in rural areas remain without power or appropriate shelter as anger grows about the lack of basic services more than seven months after Hurricane[...]

Egg of extinct elephant bird was mislabeled as fake for decades, museum realizes

Wednesday  11:10,   25 april 2018
FOX News

A museum in Buffalo, N.Y., recently discovered that a rare elephant bird egg in its collection had been mislabeled as a model for decades. A collections manager at the Buffalo Museum of Science was updating its catalog to a digital system when she[...]