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PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 25, 2017

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On this edition for Saturday, March 25, assessing the impact of the failed Republican health care bill, and the Trump administration turns its attention to tax reform. Later, famine and fears of genocide in South Sudan as the country’s humanitarian crisis worsens amid a civil war. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York.

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Canada man's last name ruled too 'misogynistic' for license plate by DOT

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NOVA SCOTIA, Canada (WABC) — What would you think if you saw the words ‘Grab Her’ on a license plate? Someone who saw that in Canada complained to the Department of Transportation, but it turns out that the plate is not an insult. The plate spells out a driver’s last name, but that did not stop the Department of Transportation from canceling the plate. http://cdn.abclocal.go.com/content/wabc/images/cms/032517-grabherruling.jpg “When the plates first came out, I was so excited about it – this is what I wanted to get for my father. My father put it on the motor home, and he traveled to many states, he traveled across Canada…nothing was ever said,” said Lorne Grabher. The DOT says the plate is misogynistic and …

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Uber suspends self-driving car program after Arizona crash

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(Reuters) – Uber suspended its pilot program for driverless cars on Saturday after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology crashed on an Arizona roadway, the ride-hailing company and local police said. The accident, the latest involving a self-driving vehicle operated by one of several companies experimenting with autonomous vehicles, caused no serious injuries, Uber said. Even so, the company said it was grounding driverless cars involved in a pilot program in Arizona, Pittsburgh and San Francisco pending the outcome of investigation into the crash on Friday evening in Tempe. “We are continuing to look into this incident,” an Uber spokeswoman said in an email. The accident occurred when the driver of a second vehicle “failed to yield” to the Uber …

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Pence: Health Care Setback 'Won't Last Long'

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A defiant Vice President Mike Pence says President Donald Trump’s administration is refusing to accept defeat on health care. (March 25) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and …

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Teen dies, another recovering after window-jumping game turns deadly in Bushwick

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BUSHWICK, Brooklyn (WABC) — A teenager is recovering after a daring game turned deadly. He and another boy tried jumping from the roof of one building to another in Brooklyn – both fell, and a 13-year-old died. Police found the two boys on the ground behind the building on Grove Street around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. The 13-year-old was unresponsive, and the other boy had serious injuries. It appears the teens were attempting to jump from roof-to-roof. Those who live in the neighborhood say they have seen people jumping before, but those who saw the teen after the fall are still shaken. “We just hear, like this really big thud, and we thought somebody fell on the stairs, but the …

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Exclusive: How Drake and Apple Music broke streaming records with More Life

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The best cheeses to eat if you're lactose intolerant

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Even if you are lactose intolerant, certain cheese types are safe to eat. We spoke with Michael Tunick, who is a research chemist with the US Department of Agriculture and author of the book “The Science of Cheese,” to learn about how you can find your best options. Check out more fascinating facts about cheese here. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsiderINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessins…TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/

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Assessing the impact of the failed GOP health care bill

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Following the failure of President Donald Trump and Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to usher in a long-promised bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, questions remain over how the defeat will influence the new president’s agenda. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jeff Greenfield joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the implications for the Trump administration.

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NASA has selected a mission to study the cosmic matter between stars

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Why couldn't Trump close the deal?

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After the Republican Party’s failure to repeal one of the Democratic Party’s signature achievements of the past decade, President Trump blamed Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. AP White House Reporter Vivian Salama spoke to CBSN about where the GOP goes next after the American Health Care Act. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love …

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Muslim women's voices elevated in America

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Dozens of organizations have come together to declare March 27 as Muslim Women’s Day. MuslimGirl.com founder Amani Al-Khatahtbeh spoke to CBSN about the campaign, why she feels Islam is misrepresented and her response to President Trump’s attempted travel bans. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of …

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What's next for Republicans after health care failure?

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Following the failure of the American Health Care Act, questions swirl around what’s next for the Republican legislative agenda. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett spoke to CBSN about where the GOP heads next. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with …

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Ivanka Trump’s DC Neighbors Are Really Annoyed

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Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner moved into a DC neighborhood Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/polit… Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideoFriend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkda…Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/

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Plan to serve alcohol at state park’s new visitors center on Sound Avenue infuriates town officials

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The Hallock State Park visitors center on Sound Avenue will sell alcoholic beverages and visitors will be able to drink them on-site, according to a document released last week by the state parks department. The patio and picnic area adjacent to the visitors center will be designated by the state parks department to allow alcohol consumption, the document says. The state parks department said it prefers the “Taste-NY” concession to be operated by the holder of a farm winery, brewery or cidery license. But “there may be multiple liquor licensing options available to an interested party and all proposals are encouraged,” according to the document, a formal request for proposals issued by the state agency March 16. “A farm winery …

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Following health care defeat, Trump pivots to tax reform

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Soon after the Republican health care bill was pulled on Friday before any vote could take place, President Trump indicated he would shift focus to tax reform. But how will that process begin, and what challenges lie ahead? Wall Street Journal reporter Nick Timiraos joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington, D.C., to discuss what comes next.

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Motorists seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey

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(AP) — Motorists are seeing stable prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.28. That’s the same price as last week. Motorists were paying $1.78 for gas last year. A 23-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase went into effect Nov. 1. The unchanged price ends a four-week stretch where gas prices… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Capitol Watch: April 1 deadline looms over NY budget vote

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(AP) — In this week’s New York state government news, it’s crunch time for lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the April 1 budget deadline approaches. Key decisions are likely on taxes, increased college tuition assistance and Uber’s upstate expansion. Meanwhile, ethics and election reforms may not make it in the final budget, which lawmakers and Cuomo, a Democrat, are now negotiating… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Analysis: The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

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In this March 21, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump listens to a speaker in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, during a signing ceremony for a bill to increase NASA’s budget. 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. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) (AP) — 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. He’s tried governing the same way. His actions are …

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Health care law works in some ways, comes up short in others

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This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the coming months no matter what happens in Congress _ whether the Republican plan to replace “Obamacare” is resurrected in some form after it was pulled on Friday, March 24, 2017, or if it never comes back. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Once again, “Obamacare” has survived a near-death experience. It won’t be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, “We’re going to be living with ‘Obamacare’ for the foreseeable future.” Ryan pulled the …

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Electronics Ban Implemented on US-Bound Flights

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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. (March 25) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP …

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Funerals in Mosul After Coalition Airstrikes

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Residents of western Mosul began burying on Saturday family members who were allegedly killed in airstrikes on the neighborhood of Jidideh. (March 25) Follow the latest military updates, humanitarian efforts, and success of the Iraqi Forces during the liberation process of Mosul in Iraq in the fight against ISIL.

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NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

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FILE – This Nov. 15, 2016, file photo, shows Trump Tower in New York. Yelena Yelagina, who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by New York City after they say she wrongly rented it on Airbnb. A New York state law levies fines against people who rent out their entire living space for less than 30 days. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — A woman who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented it out on Airbnb. According to an affidavit and summons, Yelena Yelagina owns apartment 30H at 721 Fifth Avenue. The New York Times reported it was available since around …

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Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

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(AP) — Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles. No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates. Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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2 missing North Carolina children found stabbed to death

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FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina — Two Fayetteville children reported missing and endangered have been found stabbed to death in Hoke County. The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office is investigating at a crime scene near N.C. Highway 211 and Army Road in the Raeford area. Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Genesis and Serenity Freeman – who were just 2-years-old and 4-days-old – were stabbed multiple times. Their bodies were found in a car parked in a wooded area. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App “It’s kind of hard to find the words to describe what this feels like,” said Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin. “I know people read it, I know people see the story and hear about …

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Friends, family say goodbye at EMT Yadira Arroyo's funeral

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MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) — Thousands of mourners packed a Bronx church Saturday and filled the streets outside for the funeral of an emergency worker who was struck by her own ambulance and killed after the vehicle was stolen. Yadira Arroyo, a 14-year veteran of the New York Fire Department and a mother of five sons, was responding with another emergency medical technician to a routine call Thursday when they were flagged down by a pedestrian about a theft, authorities say. Arroyo got out of the vehicle and a man darted into the driver’s seat and ran over her, officials say. WATCH LIVE: The funeral for Yadira Arroyo begins at 11 a.m. EMTs from around the city Saturday joined thousands of …

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PBMC offers free pediatric speech and language screening for preschoolers

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Early intervention in especially important to detect and remediate speech and language impairments. Peconic Bay Medical Center is offering a free screening to identify children who may be at risk for speech and or language developmental difficulties. Each child will be screened by a New York State licensed speech pathologist who will determine if the child should continue with a further complete and full evaluation. The event will take place Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Ruth C. Laboda Conference Center, Peconic Bay Medical Center, 1300 Roanoke Avenue in Riverhead. For more information or to schedule your child for an appointment please call Peconic Bay Medical Center Speech Language Pathology at 631-548-6744.

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Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

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This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the coming months no matter what happens in Congress _ whether the Republican plan to replace “Obamacare” is resurrected in some form after it was pulled on Friday, March 24, 2017, or if it never comes back. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (Credit: AP) As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year. The Republican health plan designed to replace the Obama-era health law known as …

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Tens of thousands in London protest Britain's EU departure

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Anti Brexit campaigners carry flags and banners as they march towards Britain’s parliament in London, Saturday March 25, 2017. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to start the process of leaving the European Union on Wednesday March 29. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union. The Unite for Europe march, which saw many people carrying bright blue EU flags, came just days before Britain is expected to begin its formal separation from the other 27 nations in the EU. The crowds observed a minute of silence at Parliament Square… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® …

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The fictional NASA in Life is run by a bunch of psychopaths and idiots

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Failure on health bill also hurts prospects for tax overhaul

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FILE – In this Feb. 22, 2017, file photo photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin listens at right as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on the Federal budget in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to tackle tax reform, but the loss on health care deals a blow to that effort. The loss on health care deprives Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts, and the GOP is just as divided on what steps to take. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — 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. Trump and House Speaker Paul …

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Canada determined to diversify despite Keystone XL approval

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President Donald Trump, flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2107, where he announced the approval of a permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the $8 billion project. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Canada’s natural resource minister said Saturday his government is happy the Keystone XL pipeline has finally been approved by the White House, but he noted that obstacles remain and said Canada remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the United States. The minister, Jim Carr, told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s approval of the pipeline is “good… …

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Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

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FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner arrives for a meeting between President Donald Trump and automobile leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House’s Mideast peace efforts. But some say these ties, which include a previously undisclosed real estate deal in New Jersey with a major Israeli insurer, may give Kushner… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® …

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Fire and ambulance volunteers in NY can get tax break

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(AP) — New York officials are reminding volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers that they could be eligible for a personal income tax credit. The credit is designed for state residents who were active as volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers for the full tax year. The credit is worth $200 for individuals and $400 for couples filing jointly, if both spouses qualify. New York… Content Preview This content is exclusive for Optimum, Time Warner® and Comcast® customers with access to News 12. Already registered or an Optimum customer?Log in

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Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump's DC neighbors

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The home of Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, and her husband White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, is seen Friday, March 24, 2017, in Washington. Neighbors of Trump, her husband Jared Kushner and their three children have groused that sidewalks have been closed, public parking overrun and that the family and their staff can’t even be bothered to learn the trash pickup schedule outside their $5.5-million home. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say Ivanka Trump and her family don’t make for very good neighbors, taking up much of the parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags at the curb for days. A big part of the …

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Keystone XL still faces roadblocks in Nebraska

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The Trump administration might have signed off on the Keystone XL project, but Nebraska still hasn’t approved it. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68042/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Republican John Kasich leads charge for balanced budget vote

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FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2015, file photo, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks during a balanced budget discussion with business leaders in Manchester, N.H. As the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion, Kasich says he is not abandoning his goal of a federal balanced-budget amendment, telling The Associated Press in a Tuesday, March 21, 2017, interview that the issue isn’t partisan but critical to sustained economic prosperity. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) — Republican John Kasich is not giving up on his goal of a federal balanced budget amendment, a tool the Ohio governor says is ever more important as the U.S. national debt ticks toward $20 trillion. “The issue is not …

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Liberal Think Pieces That Will Make You Question the Fabric of Space and Time

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CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY ANNABEL CLARK / REDUX “Is Coconut Oil Making Us Very, Very Weak?” “I Moved Into a House So Tiny That I Am No Longer Visible to the Human Eye” “Should We Stop Resisting Trump and Just Vaporize Into a Cloud of Enlightenment Dust?” “Why the Next Democratic Front-Runner Is Going to Be This Shelter Cat” “Are Those Rainbow Bumper Stickers Making Your Prius Less Efficient?” “Why I Stopped Using Intimidating Pointy Letters in My Alphabet in Favor of These Gentle Curvy Ones” “We Sat Down with the Creator of the Pussyhat: There Was Yarn Everywhere and Her Bathroom Was a Little Dirty” “Is This the End of the G.O.P.? We Consulted These Tea Leaves to Find Out” “This …

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Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announces that he is abruptly pulling the troubled Republican health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (Credit: AP) (AP) — 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 House. With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort. “We’re… Content Preview This content is …

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The creative spirit behind the disturbing What Remains of Edith Finch

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Ian Dallas, creative director at game studio Giant Sparrow, has a knack for describing his games in a way that makes you want to play them. His company’s next title is What Remains of Edith Finch, a video game that is a collection of stories about 13 people on their last day of living. I saw a preview this week of this haunting tale, which is a melancholy title that is more like a ghost story than horror. I could be tough for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Giant Sparrow and its publisher Annapurna Interactive to get people to try such a game, which is disturbing. Please check out our GamesBeat Summit 2017 event coming May 1-2 on the inspiration between science fiction, tech, and games. …

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5 Alexa skills to try this week

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A lot of Alexa skills available today were made especially to keep you healthy. WebMD can help you diagnose an illness, Track by Nutritionix can monitor your diet, and the American Heart Association‘s skill can tell you what to do if you’re having a heart attack. Here’s a few more health-related skills drawn from Trending and New Skills categories in the Alexa Skills Marketplace. In recent Alexa news, Alexa can now make orders with two-hour delivery service Amazon Prime Now, and a government trial program was announced this week to use intelligent assistants like Alexa to connect citizens with services and businesses with data. New to the Alexa Skills Marketplace, the Dr. A.I. skill listens to the symptoms you have like fever, rash, or headache, and asks for a description or details. Then the …

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‘It’s getting worse’: New concerns raised over malnutrition in Nigeria

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Medical workers in northeastern Nigeria are treating large numbers of children affected by malnutrition.The UN World Food Program says an estimated 4.5 million people in the region are now in need of emergency food aid.Violence by the armed group Boko Haram and fighting with government forces has left 1.8 million people displaced.Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Subscription best practices: It’s all in the timing (VB Live)

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Want to tap into recurring subscription revenue? Setting an effective pricing strategy and making payments seamless are your most important goals. To find out how industry leaders in subscription pricing marry strategy and tech seamlessly, join our interactive VB Live event featuring Ancestry.com’s senior manager of electronic payments and fraud prevention, along with VB’s Stewart Rogers and Worldpay’s Kevin Hennessy. Register here for free. “The subscription model is really on fire,” says Derek Blatter, senior manager of electronic payments and fraud prevention at Ancestry.com. “There’s a lot of interest on the merchant side to offer a seamless experience where the product is the focus, as opposed to the payment.” Ancestry is the largest online subscription for genealogical research and family history, with …

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Island Park Man Sentenced for DWI Crash That Killed 2

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An Island Park man was sentenced Friday to  8-1/3 to 25 years in prison for driving while high on drugs and causing a high-speed crash that killed two people Lynbrook two years ago. John Aniano, 27, had been convicted of vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and driving while under the influence of drugs in December at Nassau County court. “Aniano displayed an utter contempt for the lives of the people in his path,” said Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. Prosecutors said Aniano was driving his Mercedes Benz more than 100 mph westbound on Sunrise Highway in a 30 mph zone when he rear-ended a Toyota Avalon stopped at a red light at the corner of Forest Avenue at 8:13 p.m. Jan. 12, …

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Roam free: A history of open-world gaming

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reader comments 0 Share this story Open-world video games bear the impossible promise—offering compelling, enjoyable open-endedness and freedom within the constraints of what is, by necessity of the medium, an extremely limited set of possible actions. These games provide a list of (predominantly violent) verbs that’s minuscule in comparison to the options you would face in identical real-life situations. Yet, we can’t get enough of them. In spite of their many obvious failings or limitations, we’ve been losing ourselves within open worlds for some 30-odd years. Today, nearly every big release is set in an open world. We delight in their unspoken possibility and shrug at their quirks. Those quirks, by the way, are not merely a consequence of current technology. The …

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Trump's failure on health bill may hurt prospects for tax overhaul

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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. Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., say they will soon turn their attention to the first major re-write of the tax code in more than 30 years. But they will have to do it without the momentum of victory on health care. Just as important, the loss on health care will deprive Republicans of $1 trillion in tax cuts. The GOP health plan would have repealed nearly $1 trillion in taxes enacted under Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill coupled the tax cuts with spending cuts for Medicaid, so it wouldn’t add …

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Wiretaps, hacks and spin in Donald Trump's America – The Listening Post (Lead)

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The Listening Post examines the virtually non-stop coverage in the US media of a news story that, upon closer examination, has very little in the way of hard evidence to back it up: that the Kremlin has somehow undermined American democracy, helping land Donald Trump the White House. This past week, FBI Director James Comey told a congressional committee that there is an active investigation into Russian collusion with Trump officials during the election campaign but that there is still no proof it actually happened. That dominated another news cycle or two, with all kinds of conjecture offered in the absence of facts. More from The Listening Post on: YouTube – http://aje.io/listeningpostYTFacebook – http://facebook.com/AJListeningPostTwitter – http://twitter.com/AJListeningPostWebsite – http://aljazeera.com/listeningpost

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NYC Man Convicted of West Babylon Murder

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A Manhattan man was convicted Thursday of killing a 32-year-old Brooklyn man in West Babylon nearly a decade ago. A Suffolk County jury found Daniel Greenspan guilty of second-degree murder. Police have said the 30-year-old shot Michael Sinclair to death on Kellum Street on Jan. 31, 2009. Officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds after responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired, police have said. The victim was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital, where he died. Greenspan was arrested in December 2015. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on April 27 by Judge William Condon.

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Nassau Art Museum Honors Halston, Once America’s Fashion Superstar

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To his family, he was Roy Halston Frowick, but to millions of high-minded followers of fashion he was simply known as Halston, a name that stood for style and taste. Now, for the first time, this distinctive American fashion designer gets his due as the Nassau County Museum of Art turns over its entire gallery space for the most comprehensive retrospective of his works ever assembled in one place outside of a fashion runway. Focusing on his life and art, “Halston Style” is “one of the most ambitious projects the Museum has ever undertaken,” said Karl E. Willers, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art. This “celebration of Halston and his achievements in fashion,” as Willers describes it, includes …

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Copiague Man Sentenced for $30M Mortgage Scam

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A Copiague man was sentenced Friday to 12 ½ years in federal prison for conning banks out of more than $30 million in a mortgage scam over a six-year span. Aaron Wider had been convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud last year following a month-long trial at Central Islip federal court. “Wider’s scheme won him millions of dollars in profits and delivered a crushing blow to the financial institutions who became unwitting players in this game,” said William Sweeney, Jr., assistant director of the FBI’s New York field office. “But as we know, banks aren’t the only victims in these types of fraud-for-profits scams. A compromised banking system, which threatens both the stability of our economy and the safety …

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What is at stake for EU economies after Brexit? – Counting the Cost

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The Brexit battle lines are being drawn. European leaders are due to meet at the end of April, when they will lay out their strategy for talks with the UK, following Theresa May’s formal notification on the British departure from the European Union. A deal is expected to be reached by March 2019. In 2014, 45 percent of all UK exports went to the EU, which is $284bn worth of goods. After Germany, the UK is the trading bloc’s second largest economy, and it imports over $360bn worth of goods from its fellow EU members. In 2015, the UK contributed over $16bn to the EU budget and received about $7.4bn back in aid and subsidies from Brussels. More from Counting …

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Friends, family to say goodbye at EMT Yadira Arroyo's funeral

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MORRISANIA, Bronx (WABC) — Family, friends and fellow first responders will gather Saturday to say goodbye to a Bronx EMT who dedicated her life to helping others. Yadira Arroyo, 44, was struck and killed last week by her own ambulance after it was stolen. Services are being held in the Bronx, where the line of mourners stretched nearly a city block during a wake this week. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas of Tolentine R.C. Church on Lafayette Avenue. Hundreds of EMTs, firefighters, police officers waited to pay their respects to Arroyo during her wake Thursday and Friday. Outside the Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home on Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx, members of Station 26 …

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From Brexit to migrants: EU's 60th anniversary marred by internal problems

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The European Union’s holding a special summit in Rome today to mark the block’s 60th anniversary. But Brexit, eurosceptism and migration are somewhat undermining the bloc’s unity – as RT’s Peter Oliver reports from the Italian capital. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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Argentinians demand justice for victims of ‘Dirty War’

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Protesters marched in cities across Argentina in remembrance of the victims of the so-called Dirty War, in which tens of thousands were kidnapped, tortured and killed during military rule between 1976 and 1983.Human rights campaigners say 30,000 people disappeared.President Mauricio Macri recently questioned that figure, provoking anger and consternation among protesters who challenge his government’s commitment to hold those responsible to account.Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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YouTube’s Ad Problems Finally Blow Up in Google’s Face

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Late last year, Israel-based entrepreneur Matan Uziel saw a notification he’d never seen before pop up on YouTube’s backend—the part of the site where creators upload their videos. “I saw a yellow dollar sign. At first I didn’t understand what it was,” Uziel says. “Then I moved my cursor over it. I saw it meant my video was not advertiser-friendly.” By then, Uziel had made and posted close to a dozen videos to a YouTube channel called Real Women Real Stories—women speaking frankly into a camera about their experiences of sexual abuse. The view counts on some of the videos had climbed into the thousands, qualifying them for pre-roll ads placed through YouTube’s advertising program. They were bringing Uziel and …

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Space Photos of the Week: Codependent Spiral Galaxies Dunno Who They Are Anymore

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Few things in the solar system capture the imagination quite like the rings of Saturn. Countless pieces of ice and rock orbit the system’s second-largest planet, and the Cassini probe sent back a beautiful closeup taken from just 70,000 miles away. Peering further into the cosmos, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped an amazing photograph of the Whirlpool Galaxy, flecked with blue and spinning like a Frisbee through the Horologium, or pendulum clock, constellation 50 million miles away. Look closely and you can see the spiral arms reaching out from the galaxy’s core. The Hubble also captured a supermassive black hole with the mass of 1 billion suns some 8 billion light-years away. Astronomers suspect the black hole was ejected from …

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Security News This Week: FedEx Offered Customers Five Bucks to Re-Install Flash

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As so many of them have been lately, it was a wild week in security. Monday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed that an ongoing investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia began last July. The GOP responded minutes later by charging hard against—leaks. That really set the tone! House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes added some misplaced intrigue by suggesting Trump or his associates had been caught up in surveillance, which isn’t what it sounds like. But speaking of election hacking, Google packaged together some critical tools to help safeguard the vote digitally around the world. The company’s also made strides in Android security, although half of all Android devices didn’t get a security update in 2016, so there …

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What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

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Enlarge this image Photo illustration by David Malan/Getty Images The African Global Economic and Development Summit took place at the University of Southern California from March 16th to 18th. None of the approximately 60 invited guests from Africa were able to attend. The problem was that none of the African delegates were able to get U.S. visas. Humphrey Mutaasa from the mayor’s office in Kampala, Uganda, had organized a delegation of 11 business leaders from Uganda to attend the African Global Economic and Development Summit at the University of Southern California. He says it was a very high level group of leaders from private businesses, the Ugandan ministry of trade, chambers of commerce and the Kampala mayor’s office. “The delegation …

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UK report: ‘Anecdotal’ evidence of Gulen role in Turkey coup attempt

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While there is “anecdotal and circumstantial” evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.Since the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey has accused Pennsylvania-based Fethullah Gulen of being behind a push to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The inquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee also points out opportunities in the UK’s growing relationship with Turkey.Al Jazeera’s Renee Odeh reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Southampton Town police seek missing East Quogue girl, 16; may be in Riverhead or Westhampton areas

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Southampton Town Police are seeking the public’s help to locate an East Quogue teenage girl who was reported missing March 22 and may be in the Riverhead or Westhampton areas. Jayda Trent, 16, of Lewis Road, left her home by climbing out of her bedroom window, her parents told police on Wednesday. Foul play is not suspected, police said in a press release last night. Anyone with information about Trent’s location is asked to call 911 or the Southampton Town Police detectives at 631-702-2230.

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Keiser Report: Trail of ‘American carnage’ (E 1049)

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In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss the trail of ‘American carnage’ and how it led to a Trump presidency. In the second half, Max and Stacy discuss the OxyCartel pushing millions of prescription pills on small towns across the USA. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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Astronauts complete spacewalk to retrofit space station

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(Reuters) – Two spacewalking astronauts ventured outside the International Space Station on Friday for a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk, the first of three to prepare the orbiting laboratory for future commercial space taxis and to tackle maintenance chores, NASA TV showed. U.S. station commander Shane Kimbrough, 49, and French flight engineer Thomas Pesquet, 39, floated outside the station’s airlock as the $100 billion complex soared 250 miles (402 km) above Earth. Kimbrough, making his fifth spacewalk, first upgraded a computer relay box on the station’s central beam, then worked on a docking system for new spaceships in development by Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX. The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is making the retrofits in the hope that private …

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Fikri Isik: 'NATO countries could've been more frank' – Part 1 – Talk to Al Jazeera

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Turkey, a member of NATO and strategically located at the intersection of East and West, has been a long-time military ally of western nations. But now – in a surprise move – it’s turning to Russia to reinforce its defense systems. Ankara’s negotiations with Moscow to acquire Russian S-400 missiles have raised questions in the West. As conflicts continue in the region, is Turkey actually preparing a shift in its defense posture? Or – is the Erdogan administration instead being let down by NATO at a crucial time when the Middle East is plagued by instability? Is Turkey feeling threatened? And if so – by whom? We’ll discuss all this with a key member of the Turkish government — as …

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Turkey's Fikri Isik on terrorism and Syria – Part 2 – Talk to Al Jazeera

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Turkey, a member of NATO and strategically located at the intersection of East and West, has been a long-time military ally of western nations. But now – in a surprise move – it’s turning to Russia to reinforce its defense systems. Ankara’s negotiations with Moscow to acquire Russian S-400 missiles have raised questions in the West. As conflicts continue in the region, is Turkey actually preparing a shift in its defense posture? Or – is the Erdogan administration instead being let down by NATO at a crucial time when the Middle East is plagued by instability? Is Turkey feeling threatened? And if so – by whom? We’ll discuss all this with a key member of the Turkish government — as …

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Republicans withdraw bill to replace Obamacare

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Republicans in the US House of Representatives, short of support from their own party, have withdrawn a healthcare bill drafted to repeal and replace “Obamacare”.President Donald Trump is blaming the Democrats for failing to support the bill.The bill would have scrapped Obama’s Affordable Health Care act, and stripped millions of Americans of their insurance.Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Government official accuses Syrian rebels of undermining UN talks

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A fifth round of UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending Syria’s conflict is under way in Geneva. But Syria’s chief negotiator, Bashar Jaafari, has warned that a surge in rebel violence threatens the diplomatic process.For their part, the rebels also accuse government troops of increased attacks.Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons reports from Geneva. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Hong Kong’s chief executive to be elected through secret ballot

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In a secret ballot on Sunday, an election committee of almost 1,200 members will choose which one of three candidates – all of whom are former public servants – will be Hong Kong’s new chief executive. In 2014, China ruled that people in Hong Kong could elect their chief executive but only if candidates were first vetted by a nominating committee approved by Beijing – a move Hong Kong rejected. Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports from Hong Kong. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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UK: Religious leaders call for unity after London attack

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Religious leaders of all faiths gathered near the scene of a deadly attack in London, in which at least five people including the suspect were killed – to call for unity.‘To Christians, to Anglicans, who sense a great emotion of anger, that is appropriate when the innocent are killed,” said Justin Welby, the archbishop of Cantebury. “But it is not appropriate to be angry at a whole category of people, but simply at one person.”Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Westminster. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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British Muslims condemn London attack

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Members of the UK’s Muslim community have condemned a car-and knife attack which killed at least five people, including the suspect.Many also feared collective punishment as some equate Islam with “terrorism”.“We’re in a very difficult position,” said Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park mosque. “We hope that there’s no reaction from far-right extremists who may use this incident to spread fear and hate and racism among our society.”Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from London. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish– Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera– Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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US General accuses Russia of supplying Taliban while presenting 'no facts, no numbers, no documents'

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US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, floated the idea that ‘perhaps’ Russia is supplying the Afghan Taliban. Moscow has dismissed US allegations as a ‘complete fabrication,’ saying the charge is Washington’s attempt to cover up for its own failures in Afghanistan.RT’s Gayane Chichakyan talks on the issue. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c… Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.

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NYC Sanitation Department miraculously reunites woman with lost wedding ring

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MANHATTAN (WABC) — A Manhattan woman learned a valuable lesson about being careful with her wedding ring. She threw it away by mistake, but thanks to the New York City Sanitation Department she got it back. “I kind of felt really helpless,” said Shannon Lombardo, lost ring. A symbol of the pledge they made for eternity literally went out with the trash when Shannon accidentally threw her wedding ring and band away. “I had just cleaned them and I had them in a paper towel. I think I got distracted with the kids, it’s hard to figure out, and I think I just crumpled it up, and I didn’t feel the weight of them and I threw them out,” Shannon …

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Today in History for March 25th

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Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress On this day in history: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers to the state capitol in Montgomery, Ala. 146 people were killed when fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. in New York. Aretha Franklin, Elton John born. (March 25) Highlights of the day in history – a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing …

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Police Officer Chases Wayward Texan Cow

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A police officer in Temple, Texas tried corralling a runaway cow in a park, but quickly had to abandon his efforts, when the cow came bolting toward him. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and …

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New Basketball Court in Place for Final Four

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Eight days before the competition begins, a shiny new basketball court has been laid in place for the Final Four. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information.Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect …

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Trump lashes out at Democrats after Ryan pulls health care bill

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President Trump blamed Congressional Democrats after House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Act from consideration. Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe and Politico’s Tara Palmeri joined CBSN to share the reaction from Capitol Hill and the White House. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of …

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Former Trump associates volunteer to appear before House Intel Committee

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Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in their investigation into President’s Trump alleged ties to Russia. Former aides Carter Page and Roger Stone have also agree to face the committee. Meanwhile, intelligence committee chair Devin Nunes and ranking member Adam Schiff have accused each other of interfering with the investigation. CBS News justice and homeland security correspondent Jeff Pegues has the latest. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your …

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Trump blames on Democrats for failed bill

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Following the GOP’s inability to garner enough votes to pass their health care replacement bill through the House, CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris joined CBSN to discuss the implications for the Trump administration’s legislative agenda going forward. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of …

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Trump's deal making falls through

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Despite touting himself as a world-class deal-maker, President Trump was unable to broker a deal with Republicans on health care. CBS News White House correspondent Margaret Brennan joined CBSN to discuss Trump’s reaction. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with …

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Ryan dealt a devastating blow on Obamacare repeal

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For House Speaker Paul Ryan, who has spent the last seven years railing against Obamacare, Friday’s failure to vote on the GOP’s health care bill was devastating. CBS News correspondent Chip Reid joined CBSN to discuss what led up to the decision to pull the bill. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local …

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When does a crime become an act of 'terrorism'? – Inside Story

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British police have said 52-year-old Khalid Masood was the man who carried out Wednesday’s attack outside the parliament in London. They have not confirmed that he was affiliated with any group, and have also not confirmed a motive. Nonetheless, the chief of counter-terrorism has called Masood a “terrorist”. When does a crime become an act of “terrorism”? Presenter: Sami Zeidan Guests: David Canter – criminal psychologist and director of the International Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. Adam Ragusea – journalist and visiting assistant professor at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism. Emily Winterbotham – research fellow for the international security studies department at the Royal United Services Institute. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe– Follow us …

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Rep. Joe Crowley on “uncharted territory” in Congress

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Queens native Rep. Joe Crowley joins CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett and CBS News senior political editor Steve Chaggaris on “The Takeout” at Kelly’s Irish Times in Washington, D.C. to talk about his and President Trump’s upbringing in the same borough. Subscribe to the “CBSN” Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch “CBSN” live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow “CBSN” on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike “CBSN” on Facebook HERE: http://on.fb.me/1o3Deb4Follow “CBSN” on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1V4qhIu Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1RqHw7T Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1Xb1WC8 Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, …

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Trump administration to focus on tax reform

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The Trump team will look at overhauling the tax code, but don’t expect new legislation soon. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68040/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Democrats cheer GOP failure to replace Obamacare

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Republicans failed to pass a replacement for Obamacare, but the health care political fight is still far from over. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68039/ Find more videos like this at www.newsy.com Follow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos

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Democrats introduce the 'MAR-A-LAGO Act'

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Published on Mar 24, 2017 One of the latest bills introduced by Democratic members of Congress is named after Trump’s estate in Palm Beach, Florida. Category License Standard YouTube License

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Paul Ryan: 'We came up short' on health care vote

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Published on Mar 24, 2017 House speaker Paul Ryan explained his decision for cancelling a vote on the GOP bill to replace Obamacare. Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License

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GOP health care vote pulled at last minute

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Published on Mar 24, 2017 House Speaker Paul Ryan cancelled the vote on the GOP’s health care bill that would’ve replaced Obamacare, saying he could not get enough votes to support it. Category License Standard YouTube License

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PBS NewsHour full episode March 24, 2017

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Friday on the NewsHour, Republicans suffer a defeat as President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pull the GOP’s health care bill, lacking votes needed to replace the Affordable Care Act. Also: how investigating connections between the Trump campaign and Russia split the House Intelligence Committee, Shields and Brooks analyze the week in politics, and a sequel to the ’90s hit

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 2

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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Trump Warns In 'Art Of The Deal': 'Deliver The Goods' Or Lose In A 'Landslide'

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Enlarge this image President Trump speaks in the Oval Office, joined by Vice President Pence, after Republican leadership pulled their health care bill from a vote in the House. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images The negotiator-in-chief couldn’t seal the deal. President Trump, the former businessman who has never been shy about touting his negotiating skills, has for several weeks been involved in a high-profile negotiation and persuasion effort with members of his own party in an effort to pass the American Health Care Act. That effort failed. But this is how Trump sold himself. “All those politicians in Washington, and not one good negotiator,” he bemoaned in August 2011. It was the day after then-President …

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Lack of votes forces Trump to pull plug on healthcare bill

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In the first test of his ability to make good on a key campaign promise, U.S. President Donald Trump blinked. CGTN’s White House Correspondent Jessica Stone explains how the Trump administration plans to move forward.

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China’s Baidu expands in Silicon Valley

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Chinese search giant Baidu is expanding its Silicon Valley footprint with a new office in Sunnyvale specifically for autonomous driving and AI research, the company announced today. With this expansion, company president and ex-Microsoft executive Ya-qin Zhang is taking on an additional title: chairman of Baidu USA. The company’s U.S. presence in part functions as a recruiting tool for computer scientists from top schools and startups. Baidu is so eager to bring AI talent to China that they’re reportedly offering scientists 15 percent raises to relocate there. However Baidu’s research team was recently dealt a noteworthy blow; Andrew Ng, the company’s chief scientist who joined from Google in 2014, is leaving the company.

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The Heat: Roundtable analyzes week's biggest stories Pt 1

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U.S President Donald Trump has withdrawn his healthcare bill after it failed to gain enough support to pass in Congress. The last minute move was seen as a huge setback for Trump, who had promised to repeal and replace “Obamacare” from day one in office. Meanwhile, terrorism has Europeans on high alert after an attack in London, leaving 5 dead and dozens injured. The Heat roundtable discusses these headlines and more: Qinduo Xu is a political analyst with China Radio International. Afshin Molavi is a senior fellow with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Leela Jacinto is a news reporter with France 24. Brian Becker is the national coordinator with the anti-war and civil rights activist group …

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AP Analysis: A Humiliating Defeat for Trump

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In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law. (March 24) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump’s latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list… The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of …

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The Health-Care Debacle Was a Failure of Conservatism

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After seven years of fulminating against the Affordable Care Act, the House Republicans failed to come up with a workable and politically viable proposal.CreditPHOTOGRAPH BY DREW ANGERER / GETTY Let the recriminations begin! Actually, the health-care-failure finger-pointing got under way well before Friday, when Donald Trump and Paul Ryan cancelled a House vote on the American Health Care Act. A day earlier, aides to the President let it be known that he had come to regret going along with Ryan’s idea of making health care his first legislative priority. In the coming days and weeks, there will be more of this blame shifting, and, in truth, there is plenty of blame to go around. Ryan failed to unify the House …