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California mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets honorary MBA

California mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets honorary MBA Marty O'Connor received his Master of Business Administration from Chapman University in Orange at commencement Saturday. The faculty, administration and board of trustees agreed to give her an honorary degree. O'Connor was awarded a $10,000 annual scholarship through Swim With Mike, an organization started to benefit USC All-American swimmer Mike Nyeholt , who was paralyzed in a motorcyc... [Full Article...]

Trump Denies Comey Allegations, Collusion with Russian Federation

He also denied he urged Comey to drop the Flynn investigation, telling reporters, "No, no". Mr Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. Mr Comey was heading the bureau's Russian Federation and Trump campaign investigation. Comey told Trump he should not contact him directly about FBI investigations but fo... [Full Article...]

23M would lose health insurance under GOP bill: CBO

23M would lose health insurance under GOP bill: CBO The irony of all of us waiting for the CBO score of the House health care bill is that the House didn't. Seventy-one percent of Republicans , meanwhile, approve of the House-passed bill. Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said that the AHCA would "make it more hard for families and individuals needing maternity, opioid addiction treatment and... [Full Article...]

Fire about 50 per cent contained at tourism spot

Fire about 50 per cent contained at tourism spot The first forest fire of the season put 10-12 homes under evacuation in Leavenworth Tuesday. At the same time, putting out the fire north of Leavenworth will be an 'ongoing challenge, ' a district fire chief says. "I'm optimistic, but the wind will be the deciding factor". The blaze just north of Leavenworth started Tuesday and intensified, but Northwest Incident Management Team spokesman Bren... [Full Article...]

Illinois Senate Approves Budget and Tax Plan With No GOP Support

Illinois Senate Approves Budget and Tax Plan With No GOP Support Bruce Rauner . Pat Quinn, automatically rolled back. The Senate budget plan includes $37.3 billion in spending from the state's General Revenue Fund, which Democrats noted in a committee on Tuesday morning matches Rauner's spending proposal. [Full Article...]

Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony

Pregnant Maryland teen not allowed at graduation ceremony On Tuesday, her principal released a statement on behalf of the school. Unfortunately, the same could not be said of Heritage Academy , a place where she knew those who got pregnant at her age were regarded differently. What was initially a punitive and learning moment has transformed into a public lesson (before this even was announced to the media). In a class of only 15 students, her abs... [Full Article...]

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net

Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net It foresees an overhaul of the tax code, a boon to the wealthiest Americans. "This budget starts by taking away health care, then food , then housing, then education, then job opportunities", Jayapal said . Mulvaney's appearance was one of four slated Wednesday as Trump Cabinet officials fanned out on Capitol Hill to defend Trump's budget, which contains jarring, politically unrealistic ... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia king: Trump's visit a 'turning point'

In the speech-where he departed from his typical rhetoric about terrorism-"Islamist extremism" was written into his address, according to officials, but Trump said "Islamic extremism". The U.S. President said that there was now a humanitarian and security disaster in the Middle East that was spreading across the planet. "Just an exhausted guy", she told reporters. [Full Article...]


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