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Zika causes birth defects in one in 10 pregnancies: US study

With most of the women in the study acquiring Zika infection during travel to an area where Zika was present, all jurisdictions within the United States must remain on alert and prepared due to travel-related cases and sexual transmission.

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Duchess of Cambridge Wears Marchesa Notte to '42nd Street' Musical in London

One little boy, who suffers from a chronic bowel and stomach condition, said he couldn't wait to meet Catherine. On March 28, she looked attractive in a lacy, floor-length emerald gown at a fundraising gala for London's National Portrait Gallery.

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Grayson County to offer free classes all month to prevent child abuse

Kukuk says getting the word about child abuse and neglect prevention is key in rural communities. Lambert said it's easy for people to assume that the child abuse problem is only elsewhere, "but unfortunately it's a local problem and we need local answers".

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Fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and Trump

Read: What Will Happen At The US Federal Reserve's Next Meeting? Members generally viewed it as important to highlight that core inflation -- which excludes volatile energy and food prices and historically has tended to be a good indicator of future headline inflation -- was little changed and continued to run somewhat below 2 percent.

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Manchin shares details on Gorsuch support

Her party's liberal base wanted her to join other Democrats in blocking his nomination vote. Gorsuch's Democratic opponents include Sens. If the Gorsuch nomination fails by reason of a Democratic filibuster, so be it. He promised he would drain the swamp of the special interests, the lobbyists, and politicians who have overlooked the working people in this country.

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Dem senator says he's open to preserving filibuster in Gorsuch debate

Gorsuch has now been tapped to take. Without majorities in the judiciary committees or the Senate itself, the only recourse for Democrats to block Gorsuch is by filibustering his vote, which requires 41 senators. He dismissed the idea that Republicans have no choice but to change the rules as "a premise that no one should swallow". Collins, a Republican, has said she'll support Gorsuch.

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EU sees no future for Assad in Syria

The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by President Bashar al-Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion fuelled by mass defections from the Syrian army.

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Speaker shares Trump criticism of Freedom Caucus

Justin Amash, R-Mich. On Sunday, Trump turned his criticism toward conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill, complaining on Twitter: "Democrats are smiling in D.C. Indeed, the president didn't work much to sell the package in his public appearances. "It's time for our folks to come together". He insisted the GOP overhaul effort was not over and that he regretted not spending more time with moderate Republicans and Democrats "to find some consensus".

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Republicans still negotiating to replace Obamacare, says Donald Trump

Government ethics lawyers said the tweet by White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. violated federal law that limits political activity by government employees. Ahead of his 100th day in office later this month, Trump has struggled to build a governing coalition that matches the nontraditional alliance that put him in the Oval Office.

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Severe weather expected in Alabama and Georgia

Damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes and frequent lightning are listed as the main hazards of the weather system. There is a rare moderate risk of severe storms for all of north Georgia and it's possible this could be upgraded further by the Storm Prediction Center.

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Former Trump Campaign Adviser Met With Russian Spy in 2013

Page, an energy industry consultant, told BuzzFeed News that he was the figure named as "Male-1" in a criminal complaint filed in 2015 against a Russian spy ring. About a month before Trump's inauguration, his son-in-law and senior presidential adviser Jared Kushner met with the bank's president at the suggestion of Russia's ambassador to the US, sparking controversy when the meeting became public last week.

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A Closer Look At The Current State Of Equal Pay

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro speaking in April 2014 during a news conference in Washington, D.C.to mark Equal Pay Day . Take, for example, the fact that women are often offered less pay than their male counterparts for the same work . IWPR calculates this lost income by giving women the same rates of return as men for their human capital, such as education and years of work, and job characteristics, including occupation and industry.

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Body Found Inside Booby-Trapped NH Home After Explosion, Massive Fire

They identified the owner of the home as Charles Hill, and they said his vehicle was in the driveway, but they had not confirmed whether he had been inside when the explosion happened. The man would walk around the neighborhood and carry a gun, said Suzanne Redfern, who lived on nearby Beverly Street. According to officials, the Salem Health Department issued an evacuation notice to the house involved in 2015 after the house was deemed to be inhabitable.

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Sessions Memo Puts CPD Reform Agreement With Feds In Doubt

That investigation , not surprisingly, found much evidence of police overreach, which could only be corrected by federal intervention and monitoring by an outside "disinterested" judge. The decree followed a lengthy investigation by the Justice Department, partially in response to the 2015 arrest and death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent civil unrest in Baltimore .

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Trump administration cuts off funding to UN agency over abortion concern

The memorandum stated that "there is no evidence that UNFPA directly engages in coercive abortions or involuntary sterilizations in China" but asserted that that the agency "continues to partner with [China's national family planning agency] on family planning, and thus can be found to support, or participate in the management of China's coercive policies".

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Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

The Democratic National Committee had a different take. Sen. John McCain says House intelligence chairman Rep. Devin Nunes must explain why he went to the White House alone to review intelligence critical to a bipartisan congressional investigation on Russian Federation.

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Indian sailors on small boat hijacked off Somali coast

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 8, 2017 file photo, the former pirate village of Eyl is viewed from a nearby hill, in Somalia's semiautonomous northeastern state of Puntland. Locals have however become increasingly irate at the amount of foreigners being granted license to fish in Somali waters, leading to fears that the region may see a new uptick in piracy.

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Search underway for gunman after Texas deputy constable shot

Lt. Steve Dorris with the Baytown Police Department told KTRK the shooting was intentional but police are still trying to determine a motive. A deputy constable has died after being shot at the courthouse in Baytown. AUSTIN, Texas A Houston-area deputy was fatally shot behind a government building on Monday, and the suspect was at large, authorities said. At Memorial Hermann Hospital, District Attorney Kim Ogg was briefed on the situation.

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Gonzaga vs. North Carolina - 4/3/17 College Basketball Championship Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Dorsey entered the game as the hottest player in the postseason, having reached the 20-point barrier in all five games while shooting 66.7 percent overall and 65.4 percent from beyond the arc. Gary Parrish of CBS Sports also raved about how much he liked Gonzaga's late game fouling decision . The Bulldogs' 7-footer will play the game of his life against the Tar Heels' big men.

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Donald Trump ready to take on North Korea's nuke program alone

Saying that United Nations resolutions have failed to stop the North from conducting nuclear and missile tests, the United Nations envoy said Beijing must take "definitive actions" as the only country that can halt North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

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Zags head to their first NCAA Championship after Final Four win

A'ja Wilson of the South Carolina Gamecocks defends a shot from Breanna Richardson #3 of the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the second half of the championship game of the 2017 NCAA Women's Final Four at American Airlines Center on April 2, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

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West Indies need to be more 'ruthless' against Shadab khan, says coach

The leg-spinner has picked up seven wickets in his first two T20 internationals and led Pakistan to victory in both matches against West Indies . Lewis' fifty came off just 34 deliveries but missed out on a deserving century by nine runs as West Indies now trail Pakistan by 2-1 in the series with one more to go.

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Malaysia says investigation into Kim Jong-nam's killing goes on

They had been barred from leaving North Korea since March 7 . "We have obtained whatever we wanted from them. and are "satisfied" with the statements", said Inspector General Khalid Abu Bakar. Khalid stressed that police were still looking for four other North Koreans, whom they had identified among suspects named in Kim's death. The resolution of what was described as a hostage crisis in Malaysian news reports, however, does not mean the country will cut diplomatic ties with North ...

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It's not an April fool's joke -- snow is coming

In the above video, Meteorologist Pete Mangione discusses why March is typically the rainiest month of the year . All these cities are under Winter Weather Advisories. Friday night and Saturday morning ski traffic will be impacted between Golden and Vail Pass. Gore Mountain ski area was bragging about 5 inches of new base.

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Remains of Missing 6-Year-Old Girl Found in Tucson, Arizona

The family of a Tucson girl who was found dead almost five years after going missing from her bedroom has issued a statement thanking the community for support and asking for privacy. Police and volunteers conducted exhaustive searches and even renewed a door-to-door effort to find the girl 18 months after her disappearance. She was 6 years old at the time.