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Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win

The No. 2 seed Spurs lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 over the No. 7 seed Grizzlies after Memphis defeated San Antonio 105-94 on Thursday. Tony Parker added 22 points for the Spurs two nights after he didn't score and wasn't credited with an assist in San Antonio's Game 3 loss.

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Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

This reliably Republican district anchored by Wichita has an April 11 special election to pick a successor to Mike Pompeo, now Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director. The only time since at least 1993 that a candidate - Democrat or Republican - has outperformed their party this early in the two-year election cycle was following Obama's re-election victory, in the special election to replace Rep.

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Republicans consider deal on health-care bill

So I want to bring NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith into the conversation here. "I don't think there are any credible sources you can rely on for dictating the road forward", Gurda said. The renewed effort comes as Congress returns from recess next week and as the Trump administration is fielding questions about its legislative accomplishments during its first 100 days in office.

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More spring storms offer severe weather Wednesday

It looks like the highest chance for severe thunderstorms could arrive between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. We are in the beginning of a complex weather system that will bring thunderstorms to the area and the possibility of severe weather and flash flooding.

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Texas Senate pitches simplified school funding formula

Throughout the evening, Huberty successfully moved to table many of his colleagues' proposed amendments to the bill, either because they would add to the bill's price tag or because he deemed them irrelevant to his legislation. Some parents showed up Tuesday because they heard - incorrectly - that Taylor's bill would cut all funding for gifted and talented students. It simply changes how that money gets to school districts.

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Democrats Aim To 'Make Trump Furious' In Georgia Election

A highly anticipated special election in Georgia is coming down to the wire Tuesday as Democrats look to deliver a major upset and turn the House race into a referendum on President Trump. If nobody finishes above 50 percent, the race goes to a June 20 run-off that is expected to pit Ossoff against one of the Republican hopefuls. "Millions have taken to the streets, flooded congressional phone lines, and attended town hall meetings to hold the Trump administration and Republicans in ...

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NY offers free college

As more apply, selectivity will increase , as administrators chase higher U.S. News & World Report rankings. The plan promises to cover the cost of college tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools for families making less than $125,000 per year.

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A Special Win for Republicans

Cruz told about 200 people who came to a GOP rally Monday that the Democratic hard-core base is going to show up for the special election . Estes received 53 percent of the vote in Kansas's 4th Congressional District, compared to Thompson's 46 percent.

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Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt

Cherokee St. Participate in an all-aspects camp (hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, etc.) and have fun doing so! Registration is required as space is limited. Easter candy such as Peeps , Cadbury Eggs, and chocolate bunnies are a favorite among Americans. Uno Pizzeria and Grill will host its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, April 15.

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Health Care Debacle: Trump Attacks Conservatives Over Bill Failure

The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare". Actual people with real health needs are depending on our elected officials to work together to make the necessary changes. Ryan should know by now that the Freedom Caucus (they were formerly called tea party supporters) is not going to go along with any moderation of their hard-line conservative-libertarian approaches.

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N. Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile

President Trump has warned that the United States is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with North Korea's nuclear programme if China proves unwilling to help. Kim, the analyst, also said it's likely the North will continue to test-fire missiles over the next few months as it continues to pursue a reliable nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the mainland U.S.

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Tornado hits Georgia as rain, hail pelts Southeast

Strong to severe storms could arrive anytime after 4 p.m. until midnight. The main threat for any severe storms will exist between 3 a.m. and noon, and a few waves of strong and severe storms may roll through the area during that time. Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and SC faced a heightened chance of tornadoes and potential flash flooding during the day. Storms and possible tornadoes passing through eastern Georgia caused officials shut down the course about 10 a.m.

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Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

Earlier in the exchange, Tur tried to spin Rice's request that Donald Trump associates be unmasked as "perfectly routine". But the complex nature of legal surveillance procedures creates an opportunity for useful confusion and misinformation.

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Trump aide lashes out at Freedom Caucus lawmaker

Likewise, President Trump should never have claimed that Barack Obama wiretapped him; it was irresponsible and divisive. "If somebody can get to the right of me in the primary, God bless him", Arizona Rep. President Trump's Twitter habits are rubbing off on his staff. Health care is famously complex, but it will become obvious if the president is working to undermine the only health care coverage available to tens of millions of Americans.

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Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm

Conservatives don't have anything to gripe about yet since the bill is being written in secret, but they may resent getting it rammed past them in the scramble to avert a shutdown. "The Freedom Caucus didn't care". Trump had pushed for House Speaker Paul Ryan's bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week, but the bill was ultimately pulled before a vote as Ryan conceded he didn't have enough support to pass the measure.

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Final Four matchups that could make the difference

Washington's Markelle Fultz didn't even go dancing at all. "The rim protection that we have this year is different than anything we've been able to put out there", Few said. Gonzaga's Williams-Goss has been stellar, but will face an impressive defensive team that has been forcing turnovers at a high clip throughout the NCAA tournament .

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Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Trump's order on Tuesday raised worldwide concerns on whether the U.S. will do its bit to fight global warming. "But for too many local communities, energy on public lands has been more of a missed opportunity and has failed to include local consultation and partnership".

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Southland Dems Fume Over Trump's Environmental Order

It's a sweeping demolition of Obama-era policies on coal mining, fracking, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Officials said the order "will look back and it will look forward", providing the framework for a new Trump-era energy framework that will emphasize more production, more jobs and fewer environmental safeguards.

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Kansas basketball v. Oregon (Elite Eight)

It hurts more to see guys around me". We seem to have these stories along KU's road to the Final Four this year. That momentum carried into the third quarter and a 3-pointer by Lexi Bando boosted Oregon's lead to 50-39 with 3:05 remaining.

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NCAA Tournament: Previewing Sunday's games

We know it's a 40-minute game, and we know teams are going to make runs, but we can't take our foot off the pedal, we got to keep the pressure on and keep guarding. One of Baylor's major strengths this season has been in its ability to rebound the basketball. That has a lot to do with why the teams in this state have little NCAA tournament history, but that little history is also a reason great players haven't stayed.

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Must Change AHCA to Ease Impact on Older People — Ryan

It's true that in the art of compromise no party will get every issue they want. Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta decided to change his vote to yes on the health care bill after meeting with President Donald Trump. But recently, questions have been raised over whether all of the gains we're seeing in the stock market, and the growth many strategists are forecasting, is due to Trump or to an improving corporate and economic backdrop.

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North Carolina edges upset-minded Arkansas despite poor shooting performance

The Jackets (12-6, 2-4 ACC) step out of conference play for a midweek contest at home versus the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday night, March 21, at 6 p.m. ET. "When it's that close of a game and you're up, the only thing you can do is stay poised and try to milk the lead", said freshman forward Adrio Bailey .

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NCAA Tournament Bracket Released

Sometimes it's easy to spot a team in a freefall. Even as my alma mater makes history, I can't help but wonder why so many college fans subject themselves to watching not-as-good basketball on a nightly basis this year. It should have been a cakewalk for Michigan State - at least to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Except this game is being played in Greenville , South Carolina .

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CBO reporting Monday on GOP's healthcare plan, but AARP already dings it

The AARP and its 48 million members are against the GOP plan. Experts say the surcharge would serve as a deterrent for people thinking about dropping their health insurance when they are healthy. In the bill introduced by Republican leaders, however, the requirement for insurers to sell to those with pre-existing conditions remains intact. There is disarray in the GOP because the party is divided between those who want to completely throw out Obamacare and those who want to preserve ...

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Anthem Insurance Backs Part of House GOP Health Care Plan

If they go without insurance for longer than two months, they'll get hit with that same 30 percent surcharge faced by sick people who belatedly purchase health insurance . They're into Trumpcare-it's just unclear how much. This mean it is unclear how many people might lose coverage . Democrats and some moderate Republicans have already said the plan will hurt Americans who rely on insurance plans under the ACA, while ultra-conservative members of Congress are criticizing the plan ...

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Pac-12 Tournament Day 1: How to Watch

The Utes beat Cal by 30 on March 2, putting a dent in their NCAA Tournament hopes. Despite Fultz's individual brilliance, the lack of consistency in play from the roster has led to a largely sub-par season. They've got to stick their nose in there all the time. Xavier Johnson had seven points at the half. It was enough to overcome the sloppy closeout. Junior forward Reid Travis was the leading scorer for Stanford, taking advantage of Arizona State's lack of size for 23 points, including ...

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Trump says Planned Parenthood can keep funding if it cuts abortions

Susan Yolen, vice president of public policy and advocacy for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, said the agency's services end up saving money in the long run, and that increased access to contraception made available through the Affordable Care Act had led to a decline in the teen birth rate and a reduction in abortions in CT.

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ACC tournament set for debut at Barclays Center

And "The Field", which includes a hot Wake Forest team and a hard-luck Clemson outfit, is offered at 30/1. The Zags made relatively easy work of Saint Mary's during their two regular-season contests, but if the Gaels play anything like they did against BYU on Monday night, this one could be a barnburner.

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Sharing the joy of reading with local students

Seuss. She said it was amusing and a good imagination is all you need. "In 2015 the manuscript What Pet Should I Get?" was found among his articles and published. As one would expect, the Friends have gotten more expert over the decades. The Friends have been buying more costumes for the event over the years and the library now has one of its own.

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SSU president talks about meeting with President Trump

KIMBROUGH: Well, I think that she was looking for an opportunity yesterday to connect what she knows best in that idea of school choice with HBCUs. "The next step is the budget". Trump's inclination to save HCBUs comes at a time when many of these schools are at a financial nadir, which has caused closings in recent decades .