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Central and western Massachusetts Girl Scouts: "Our focus is girls"

KHAN: She contends the Girl Scouts are not anxious about their own group, but about what's best for girls. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children".

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NRA says 'additional regulations' are required on rapid-fire devices

The gun attachment that mimics automatic gunfire is a little-known device called a " bump stock " that was not widely sold. Democrats, meanwhile, have argued that Congress should legislate on the gun accessories. Better for them to talk about the issue when no-one cares about it. Those bills are now shelved indefinitely. An expanded background check bill passed the Legislature that year, but was vetoed by Republican Gov.

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Pa. gerrymandering lawsuit may be too late for 2018 elections

It is instructive that the phrase "partisan gerrymandering" - the drawing of district lines by one party to disadvantage the other - is a redundancy. Smith was betting that Kennedy would be more likely to strike down the Wisconsin gerrymander on free-speech grounds, rather than on an equal-protection basis.

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What is a 'bump stock'? How easy is it to get one?

The shooter reportedly committed suicide as police attempted to enter his room. To use the bump stock device, a shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hand and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand, according to the ATF .

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Two Canadians Are Among Those Killed In The Las Vegas Shooting

Then the phone rang again. All the while, she kept in touch with McIldoon's mother and girlfriend. The west Edmonton restaurant worker, who grew up in Jasper, Alta., had made attending the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas a tradition.

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Court falling into political thicket — George Will

Arnold Schwarzenegger , who led efforts to move California's redistricting process to a nonpartisan commission, drew a phalanx of photographers. "We still have a shot on the current map, but if we have fair maps, we could see real progress", Post said .

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European Union: Catalonia referendum 'not legal

He said it was "obvious that we need mediation ", adding: "We don't want a traumatic break". "We have earned the right to be heard, to be respected and to be recognised". Hundreds were left injured. Puigdemont said the Catalan parliament planned within days to formally declare independence from Spain , but he urged Rajoy to discuss matters before that happens.

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Moore wins in Alabama, creating Senate Ag vacancy

As in George Orwell's 1984, where politically inconvenient information is scrubbed from the records, Donald Trump is airbrushing over past support for the soon-to-be-former senator. But Mr Moore derided his opponent as an "establishment lackey". With the three known defections, the Graham-Cassidy measure fell one short of the required Senate votes and denied Vice President Mike Pence the opportunity to cast the decisive vote in the 50-50 split.

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Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim

The moves came in retaliation to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region on Monday. The Kurdistan government has said they were pushed to stage the independence referendum after the central government violated at least one third of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns the fate of the disputed or Kurdistani areas such as the oil-rich and multi-ethnic Kirkuk province.

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Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim

The moves came in retaliation to the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) planned referendum on the secession of northern Iraq's Kurdish region on Monday. The Kurdistan government has said they were pushed to stage the independence referendum after the central government violated at least one third of the Iraqi constitution, including Article 140 that concerns the fate of the disputed or Kurdistani areas such as the oil-rich and multi-ethnic Kirkuk province.

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IL to Allow Medicaid Abortions

Another Republican, the often outspoken Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said Rauner should consider running in the gubernatorial primary as a Democrat. Rauner signed House Bill 40 into law on Thursday, saying in a statement that he has always been pro-choice and thus signed the bill "to be consistent with my values".

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IL to Allow Medicaid Abortions

Another Republican, the often outspoken Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said Rauner should consider running in the gubernatorial primary as a Democrat. Rauner signed House Bill 40 into law on Thursday, saying in a statement that he has always been pro-choice and thus signed the bill "to be consistent with my values".

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Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.

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Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.

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Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.

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Illinois governor signs Medicaid for abortions

But Rauner did not stick to his promise. Rauner and his wife were listed as $50,000 sponsors of a Planned Parenthood of IL fundraiser in April. He is running for re-election in 2018, and the move could prompt Republicans to put up a challenger in the primary.

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Kurdish referendum: United Nations offers to help resolve Iraqi Kurds' independence crisis

Speaking in the central Turkish province of Corum, Yildirim said Turkey, Iran and Iraq were doing their best to overcome the crisis caused by the referendum with the minimum damage. A ban on global flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.

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Kurdish referendum: United Nations offers to help resolve Iraqi Kurds' independence crisis

Speaking in the central Turkish province of Corum, Yildirim said Turkey, Iran and Iraq were doing their best to overcome the crisis caused by the referendum with the minimum damage. A ban on global flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.

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AA:Steps against KRG will not target civilians: Turkish PM

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the plan. The result was a resounding 92.7 per cent "yes" for independence. Calling the vote "unconstitutional", Iraq's parliament on Wednesday also asked Abadi to send troops to the oil-producing, Kurdish-held region of Kirkuk to take control of its lucrative oil fields.

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US Personnel On the Ground In Puerto Rico Helping With Relief Efforts

Under the Jones Act, transportation between ports and coastwise points in the United States needs to be done on vessels built in the United States and crewed by USA citizens. "I am proud of Americans helping Americans, friends and strangers alike". In the nearby fishing town of Catano, authorities said they would open a distribution point over the weekend to hand out food and water, almost two weeks after the hurricane hit.

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Bombardier loses battle with Boeing

This isn't a case of President Donald Trump trying to boost USA companies at the expense of foreign competitors. Earlier this year, the department moved to impose new duties on the import of Canadian soft lumber and President Donald Trump has signaled his interest to renegotiate the terms of the North America Free Trade Agreement between the two nations.

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President Trump: Tax reform is centered on helping American families

Trump's speech Wednesday comes the same day that Republicans are set to release some details of their plan. Mr. Trump's IN remarks are expected to kick off at 3 p.m. More than 7 in 10 adults say the tax system already tends to favor the wealthy more than the middle class, with a 55 percent majority who feel this "strongly".

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Ronaldo double sinks Borussia Dortmund

There was a moment of controversy three minutes before Bale's opener, when Maximilian Philipp turned the ball goalwards only to see it deflected onto the raised hand of Sergio Ramos . In the Champions League , "yellow-black" immediately felt all the delights of being in the "death group". Atletico Madrid will try to extend its successful home streak when it makes its Champions League debut at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Wednesday against Chelsea .

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Senator Talks Up Bipartisan Health-Care Effort After GOP Failure

A Republican plan to replace Obamacare will not be voted on this week, effectively signalling its collapse. But now that Obamacare is not going away anytime soon, the focus is shifting back to a short-term deal. For the rest of 2017, Senate Democrats would be able to filibuster any GOP health care bill. Out of 277 total respondents, 188 - about 68 percent of the vote - believe Congress should oppose the bill .

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Extremist Roy Moore wins Alabama Senate primary, dealing major blow to Trump

The race has largely been set up as a referendum on him and the GOP establishment that he represents. Moore's candidacy represents a referendum against the "swamp", Boyle argued. A super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has pumped millions of dollars into the Alabama race on behalf of odd. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore defeated Sen.

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Health Bill Appears Dead as Pivotal GOP Senator Declares Opposition

The Arizona Republican not only was the deciding vote against the "skinny" Obamacare repeal effort in July but also said Friday that he would not vote for the latest healthcare reform effort. "I've never seen insurance companies, hospitals, doctors, patient groups, all of them lined up on the same side", said Julius Hobson, a D.C. -based health care lobbyist and former head of congressional relations for the American Medical Association .

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Oregon Sen. Wyden Says Trumpcare Is 'As Popular As A Root Canal'

The Senate must vote by Saturday in order to use a parliamentary procedure that allows the chamber to pass the bill with 50 votes, instead of 60. If the plan does receive a vote by the end of the month, its details will have been publicly available for just over two weeks.

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Susan Collins Says It's 'Very Difficult' to Imagine Supporting Graham-Cassidy

Republicans , who have just a 52-48 majority, are using a special budgetary procedure that allows them to pass legislation with a simple majority - and the vote of the vice president in the event of a tie - rather than the usual 60 votes. Cruz said that although he believes Graham-Cassidy has some good elements, the bill has not addressed his central concern: the cost of healthcare premiums.

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Puerto Rico faces growing crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria

Stallings said they will be ready to take on what will undoubtedly be another challenging mission. Suryanarayanan said he was hopeful microgrids would be considered in the mix of solutions to Puerto Rico's power grid in the future. They mayors they are anxious about hospitals, a home for the elderly and bridges that have collapsed. We need generators, we need equipment to rebuild that infrastructure.

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McCain announces opposition to Graham-Cassidy bill

He struck a similar tone on Friday in a written statement , saying he believed "we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried". Susan Collins said she was leaning against it. Odds are strongly against Sen Lisa Murkowski voting "yes". "States will need to develop overall strategies, invest in infrastructure development, systems changes, provider and managed care plan contracting, and perform a host of other activities", read the statement .