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Follow along Saturday evening as Jennifer Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Kentucky.com provides live updates from courtside as the University of Kentucky women's basketball team takes on the the University of SC in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference women's basketball tournament at Greenville, S.C.
  • Justice Department Will Withdraw From Texas Voter ID Law Challenge

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    Though the judge said she found no "smoking guns" that revealed a racist intention behind the law, she found it was passed with discriminatory intent . Prior to 2013, when the U.S. Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act, states with a "history of discrimination" (like Texas and basically the entire south) were required to obtain federal approval before fiddling with their states' voting or elections laws.
  • Is it Unconstitutional To Bar Sex Offenders From Social Media?

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    Goldberg, the lawyer representing a sex offender who was convicted of a fresh criminal violation after accessing Facebook, said the state law "reaches vast swaths of core First Amendment activity that is totally unrelated to the government's preventative objective".
  • LI man dies when auto plunges into CT river

    LI man dies when auto plunges into CT river

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    Westport police have identified the man killed Saturday night after a vehicle plunged into the Saugatuck River. When police arrived, they saved a woman from the river. Farrell said the woman could not recall how she ended up in the river. Multiple police departments assisted in the rescue, including Norwalk and Fairfield police.
  • John Boehner Finally Tells The Truth About Obamacare

    John Boehner Finally Tells The Truth About Obamacare

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    As Axios' Bob Herman notes , safety net hospitals and rural healthcare organizations would likely be affected the most by such reforms. The Kansas House, which has a Republican supermajority, voted Wednesday to take Obamacare funding to expand its Medicaid program.
  • 8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after vehicle crash

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    Police said a white Pontiac Grand Prix was either racing or being chased by another auto down West Fuqua Street when the white vehicle ran a red light. That's when another vehicle drove up, Thomas said. In an emotional video posted on YouTube, Thomas said she missed her daughter and pleaded with those responsible to come forward.
  • Thousands expected to march in Atlanta against Affordable Care Act repeal

    Thousands expected to march in Atlanta against Affordable Care Act repeal

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    Qunn Snyder, an emergency room physician". John McNamara, former chairman of New Britain's Democratic Town Committee and former mayoral candidate there, directed the crowd's attention to the Access Health CT storefront nearby, where people could get help in signing up for ACA coverage during open enrollment periods.
  • Trump signs executive order on regulatory reform

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    The new measure follows the January 30 executive order placing hard limits on new government rules and mandating that two regulations must be repealed for every new one put into effect. And by the way, I want regulation. Dow Chemical Co. chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, who leads Trump's advisory council on manufacturing and received the presidential signing pen.
  • Today breaks warm weather record set in 1906

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    The unseasonal weather, due to a mass of dry, hot air moving up from Spain, meant it felt more like the end of April than February, with temperatures on the Swiss lowlands some 12 degrees warmer than usual for this time of year, said MeteoNews .
  • Boehner: Full Obamacare Repeal "Not Going To Happen"

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    Fifty-one percent of registered voters said Obamacare should be completely or partially repealed, according to a new Morning Consult/POLITICO poll . In fact, when the idea of a full repeal and immediate replace of Obamacare was presented - and endorsed by President Donald Trump - Boehner said he "started laughing".
  • Ride-hailing service Lyft comes to Youngstown

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    In a statement, Lyft says this is their biggest launch to date. Similar to Uber, drivers must submit insurance and driving records, and pass criminal background and sex offender registry checks. Lyft uses a mobile app to connect drivers with people who need rides. Just tap request and a driver' there. Most of Lyft's new locations are in the Midwest or near the East Coast.
  • USA unveils sweeping orders to deport illegal immigrants

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    The plan also attempts to deter the arrival of unaccompanied children who have come over the border to the USA from Mexico and Central America over the last three years. "They also have full authority to initiate removal proceedings against any alien who is subject to removal under any provision of the [immigration and Nationality Act]".