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The more we learn about Zika, scarier it is
- April 13, 2016

The Zika virus is "scarier" than previously thought, United States health officials warned on Monday as they urged Congress to unblock funding to fight the mosquito-borne virus linked to birth defects. Virgin Islands and American Samoa. After arguing for months that was not possible, officials said last week that they would use $510 million of that money, plus $79 million from other accounts. (more...)
Kasich criticizes campaigns that demean, weaken America
- April 13, 2016

Ted Cruz swept the state's entire 37-delegate slate. While Walker dismissed any role on a Trump ticket, he declined to say whether he would entertain such a role with Cruz . He said, "don't let anybody, particularly a politician, tell you America is not great", he said, while acknowledging that too many Americans have been left behind and feel betrayed. (more...)
Sen. Grassley has breakfast with SCOTUS nominee Garland Sen. Grassley has breakfast with SCOTUS nominee Garland
- April 13, 2016

Chuck Grassley's meeting with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland. After eight years, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace finally discovered a pitch that President Barack Obama would fall for. "But I assume there are discussions going on between the leaders' offices about the pace and the numbers". Democrats, meanwhile, gleefully distributed news coverage from Iowa of a diner that had agreed to a request by liberal groups and offered up some new specials in honor of the meeting ... (more...)
Sanders, losing in delegates to Clinton, claims 'path to victory'
- April 12, 2016

What I want is a debate about the real issues impacting the middle class of this country. It's a strategy shared by Trump, who is also looking to win all the delegates he can in NY. "This is what "New York values" are really all about". Thirty percent of respondents trusted neither candidate to make America great. Trump is also weak among registered Republicans. (more...)
Homeless teen faces murder charge in Texas student's killing
- April 12, 2016

In response to the killing, university officials requested increased police presence on campus and are working with a state agency to review security protocols. About an hour before Weiser's body was found, graduate student Stephanie Sandoval was walking on the loading dock next to the creek and knew something wasn't right. (more...)
Keystone pipeline reactivated at low pressure following spill in South Dakota Keystone pipeline reactivated at low pressure following spill in South Dakota
- April 12, 2016

TransCanada Corp. has resumed sending oil through the Keystone pipeline after a weeklong shutdown prompted by a leak and oil spill in southeastern South Dakota. Following the incident, a part of the pipeline that moves oil from Alberta, Canada, to Cushing, Oklahoma was closed. Thus, the restart of the 3,000-mile long oil pipeline is expected to provide a sigh of relief to the refiners and shippers in the area. (more...)