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CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
Trump is turning his pardon power into a shield
Jennifer Rodgers writes that Trump's pardon history has been problematic, but the President has gone beyond using the pardon power on his personal whim and is now using it for his personal protection. Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, and Michael Cohen, individuals charged by the Office of the Special Counsel in investigations into wrongdoing by the President, have been the subject of pardon talk.

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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Nebraska underwater: 74 cities, 65 counties declare emergencies as flooding envelops state
Seventy-four cities, 65 counties and four tribal areas in Nebraska declared states of emergency Tuesday as swaths of the Midwest battled flooding rivers.        

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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Midwest flooding: Before and after satellite images reveal destruction in Nebraska and Iowa
Before and after satellite images capture the devastating flooding affecting the Midwest this week.        

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Record floods inundate U.S. Midwestern states as Pence arrives (Reuters US News)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, others offered deal in prostitution solicitation case
Patriots owner Robert Kraft could have prostitution solicitation charges dismissed in a deal offered by prosecutors.        

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Reuters US NewsMar 19, 2019
Houston petrochemical fire spreads, Texas expands air monitoring
Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site spread on Tuesday, billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away.

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Republican Devin Nunes sues Twitter, users over attacks
California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is suing Twitter and three individual Twitter users, accusing them of defaming him in order to derail his re-election campaign and deter him from the Russia investigation.

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West Virginia attorney general sues Catholic diocese, says pedophile priests knowingly hired (USATODAY National News)

USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
No timeline for Texas chemical fire to burn out
Officials say it's unclear how long it will take to extinguish a fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility where a large blaze is burning several storage tanks filled with gasoline components. (March 19)         

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
What four fatal crashes from the 1960s say about Boeing's 737 Max crisis
Boeing's new line of jets had a huge problem: They kept crashing.

Yahoo NewsMar 19, 2019
Islamic State on brink of defeat as Western-backed forces corner fighters on river bank
Western-backed forces look on the brink of defeating Islamic State in its final holdout in eastern Syria after seizing control of all but a tiny sliver of land on a river bank. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) made major gains on Tuesday after more than 150 "experienced" Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants became the latest to surrender. Hundreds of fighters, most of them foreign, have abandoned the fight in recent days. The SDF had offered those left in the pocket a safe corridor through which to flee. The sick and wounded among them were evacuated to nearby military hospitals for treatment, according to a spokesman for the SDF. A US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter prays after returning from the front line in their fight against Islamic State militants in Baghouz, Syria Credit: AP The advance brought a months-old operation to wipe out the last vestige of Isil's once-sprawling "caliphate" closer to its inevitable outcome but the SDF stopped short of declaring the battle over. "This is not a victory announcement, but a significant progress in the fight against Daesh," Mustafa Bali, SDF spokesman, said, using an Arabic acronym for Isil. The SDF continued to clash with a very small band of fighters - thought to be in the dozens - who were now cornered on the banks of the Euphrates. An SDF statement said the forces managed to kill 24 fighters, while three more were blew themselves up in suicide attacks. Video released by Isil from in

Yahoo NewsMar 19, 2019
California university says students tied to admissions scam could face expulsion
The school said on Monday night it has already "placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme," preventing them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts. It did not name specific students, but Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are among 50 people charged last week with participating in what federal prosecutors called a $25 million bribery and fraud scam. Prosecutors said some students involved in the scandal were not aware their parents had made the alleged arrangements, although in other cases they knowingly took part.


Reuters Top NewsMar 19, 2019
Facebook agrees to advertising overhaul to settle U.S. discrimination suits
Facebook Inc has agreed to change its paid advertising platform as part of a wide-ranging settlement to prevent discriminatory and "harmful" practices, the company and U.S. civil rights groups said on Tuesday.

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
In Twitter, Nunes has the wrong focus
On Tuesday, Rep. Devin Nunes filed a defamation lawsuit against Twitter for allowing users to post insulting tweets about him. The suit also alleges that Twitter deliberately prevented users from seeing his own tweets. In addition, Nunes is suing three Twitter users for their posts -- including a cartoon depicting a fabricated sex act between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin along with claims that Nunes caused his family "shame" and was named "Most Likely to Commit Treason" in high school.

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USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
Illinois Supreme Court rejects bid to resentence officer who murdered black teen Laquan McDonald
The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by prosecutors to resentence a former Chicago police officer for the controversial shooting death of Laquan McDonald, a black teen whose killing exacerbated tensions between police and the African-American community.         

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
House Democrats had requested the records as part of a sweeping investigation into whether Trump abused his power in office
The White House missed a House Judiciary Committee deadline to turn over scores of records as part of a sweeping Democratic-led investigation into whether President Donald Trump abused his power in office, according to a source familiar with the situation.

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Reuters Top NewsMar 19, 2019
Google announces browser-based streaming game service
Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Tuesday that it would launch this year a browser-based video game streaming service dubbed Stadia that attempts to capitalize on the company's cloud technology and global network of data centers.

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
FDA approves first postpartum depression drug
The US Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday it has approved the first medication specifically targeted to treat postpartum depression in women. The treatment is administered as a single 60-hour IV drip, and could offer new hope to moms.

USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
Beto fan creates two-acre image of O'Rourke
An artist and Beto O'Rourke fan took his support for the Texas Democratic presidential candidate to a new level in creating a piece of artwork of O'Rourke's face in an Austin, Texas field. (March 19)         

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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
New Zealand attacks unite government on gun control. America stands divided.
The Second Amendment, as Justice Antonin Scalia wrote, is 'not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever': Our view        

USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
Google unveils video game streaming platform
Google plans to launch a video game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on traditional video game business. (March 19)         

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
If Patriots' owner Robert Kraft and others admit guilt, prosecutors will drop solicitation charges, source says
Prosecutors have offered to drop charges against New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men accused of soliciting prostitution at a Jupiter, Florida, day spa in exchange for their admission of guilt, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Support for the California senator jumped eight points since December, putting her third behind former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders
An 8-point jump in support for California Sen. Kamala Harris stands out in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS that shows a field of four in double digits in the race for the Democratic nomination for president.

USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
Artist creates 2-acre image of Beto O'Rourke
An artist and Beto O'Rourke fan took his support for the Texas Democratic presidential candidate to a new level in creating a piece of artwork of O'Rourke's face in an Austin, Texas field. (March 19)         

Reuters Top NewsMar 19, 2019
Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes
Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing's 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
Trump praises Brazil's far-right president at WH
President Donald Trump praised Brazil's new far-right leader as he welcomed him to the White House, congratulating Jair Bolsonaro for his "tremendous election victory" and expressing support for Brazil's efforts to gain NATO privileges. (March 19)        

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
Why Democrats hate the Electoral College and Republicans love it
Funny thing. Democrats, who keep losing elections where they get more votes, want to get rid of the Electoral College and Republicans, who keep winning elections where they get less votes, want to keep it.

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
Cyclone survivors clinging to rooftops in Mozambique as they await rescue, aid officials say
Cyclone Idai has swept through Southern Africa, potentially killing hundreds of people and leaving widespread flooding in Mozambique.

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Reuters Top NewsMar 19, 2019
Dutch prosecutors seek motive in Utrecht tram shooting
Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday said they were investigating a possible "terrorist motive" behind the shooting on a tram in the city of Utrecht in which three people were killed and five wounded.

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
The awful reality that Donald Trump's repeated attacks on John McCain proves
On July 18, 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump said this about John McCain: "He's not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
I know college admissions offices from the inside — schools basically sign off on scandal
I would warn student-athletes that even if the coach assured them of admission, the decision was ours. Admissions offices must be held accountable.        

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
Experts say there were similarities in the Ethiopian Airlines and the Lion Air crashes. What were they?
When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
Why I'm ignoring the terrorist's name and focusing on the victims
Khaled Beydoun, who started a viral Twitter thread devoted to telling the stories of the New Zealand mass shooting victims, explains why he is focusing their stories -- and ignoring the killer entirely.

Reuters Top NewsMar 19, 2019
Plane catches fire at Tehran airport; 100 passengers evacuated unhurt: state TV
An airliner caught fire on landing at Tehran's Mehrabad airport on Tuesday but all 100 passengers were evacuated without injury, the head of Iran's emergency department said on state television.

CNN Most RecentMar 19, 2019
What we know so far in the college admissions cheating scandal
The massive college admissions scam is a harsh reminder that wealthy families can cheat their way to even greater privilege. And some say this scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.

USATODAY National NewsMar 19, 2019
Midwest readies for Pence visit to survey flooding
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she plans to press Vice President Mike Pence for a federal disaster declaration when he tours the region Tuesday after massive flooding. (March 19)         

CNN Top StoriesMar 19, 2019
In Netherlands shooting, a note found in getaway car suggests terror motive
A letter found in a getaway car used by the Utrecht tram shooting suspect suggests a terror motive was behind the attack, police said on Tuesday.
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