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Alissa Rubin, 2016 Pulitzer Winner, Reports From the Front Lines

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:33
Ms. Rubin has spent much of her career covering Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans.

Florida man shoots self after killing wife, 2 young children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:31
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida man killed his estranged wife and two young children before fatally shooting himself as police pursued him on a highway, authorities said Monday.

Immigration overhaul backers sing, dance, chant at Supreme Court

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:31
By Clarece Polke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dancing, singing, chanting and cheering, throngs of supporters of President Barack Obama's plan to protect millions of people in the country illegally from deportation and provide them work permits rallied on Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court. More than a thousand demonstrators from around the country flooded the sidewalks and streets around the white marble courthouse as the justices heard arguments on whether to reinstate Obama's executive action, blocked by lower courts. Chicagoan Omar Martinez, 24, said he landed a congressional internship because of an Obama program that let some immigrants who entered the country illegally before age 16 receive a renewable, two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.

Milestones in the Supreme Court immigration case

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:31
(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a challenge by 26 states to President Barack Obama's executive action to defer deportation of certain immigrant children and parents who are in the country illegally. Here is a chronology of the case, United States v. Texas: June 15, 2012 - The Obama administration, through the Department of Homeland Security, initiates the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which suspends deportation for two years for people who entered the country illegally at least five years earlier, before they were age 16, and who were under age 31 as of June 15, 2012. Nov. 20, 2014 - Obama, through unilateral executive action, initiates a new deferred-deportation and work-authorization policy for immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents and who have been living illegally in the United States since Jan. 1, 2010.

U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:31
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power. The court, with four conservative justices and four liberals, seemed divided along ideological lines during 90 minutes of arguments in the case brought by 26 states led by Texas that sued to block Obama's unilateral 2014 executive action that bypassed Congress. Liberal justices voiced support for Obama's action.

Workers study cause of fluctuations in nuclear waste tank

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:29

FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, a portion of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is seen from the air near Richland, Wash. A Department of Energy contractor is checking after more waste leaked from the inner tank of a double-shell waste storage tank at the reservation over the weekend of April 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren,File)SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fluctuations inside a huge tank of radioactive waste raised concerns on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state over the weekend, and workers prepared Monday to pump out the area of the leak.


The Latest: 108-year-old veteran won't fly in WWII-era plane

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:28
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on plans to take a woman believed to be the oldest living female military veteran on a flight (all times local):

Debt payments sinking Detroit Public Schools: transition manager

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:27
Steven Rhodes, a former federal bankruptcy judge who began running the district in March, said while Michigan lawmakers approved $48.7 million last month to keep DPS operating for the rest of the school year, action on legislation to deal with the district's debt is needed by mid-June. Rhodes had warned last month that without an immediate infusion of state cash, the district would not be able to pay teachers and staff and would close after April 8. Legislation to split the school system into the Detroit Community District to run schools and the current DPS to retire debt with the help of new state money was passed by the Senate and is pending in the House.

Heavy rains shut Chile's El Teniente copper mine

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:23

Machinery works in the middle of a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's state-run mining company, Codelco, said Monday that operations at its El Teniente copper mine will be suspended for six days due to torrential rains over the weekend that caused heavy flooding.


VIDEO: Reporter rescues driver in flood waters

BBC World News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:16
A Houston TV reporter helped rescue a man who drove his car into rising water after heavy flooding hit the region.
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Split high court now holds fate of Obama immigration actions

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:15

Supporters of fair immigration reform hold hands as they leave together after hearing arguments at the Supreme Court in the case U.S. versus Texas, Monday, April 18, 2016 in Washington. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. The Obama administration is asking the justices in arguments today to allow it to put in place two programs that could shield roughly 4 million people from deportation and make them eligible to work in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Supreme Court justices expressed sharp skepticism about President Barack Obama's immigration efforts Monday, leaving his actions to help millions of people who are in the country illegally in the hands of a seemingly divided court.


White Pass - 4/18/2016 12:47:43 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:11
White Pass US12
4/18/2016 12:47:43 PM

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Satus Pass - 4/18/2016 12:52:33 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:11
Satus Pass US97
4/18/2016 12:52:33 PM

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Stevens Pass - 4/18/2016 12:42:29 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:11
Stevens Pass US2
4/18/2016 12:42:29 PM

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Blewett Pass - 4/18/2016 12:44:45 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:11
Blewett Pass US97
4/18/2016 12:44:45 PM

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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/18/2016 12:41:20 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:11
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/18/2016 12:41:20 PM

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GOPer: Rules change would prevent ‘dictatorial’ convention

NBA - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the Republican National Committee trying to revamp GOP rules for nominating a presidential candidate says without the change, party leaders could exert “almost dictatorial power” at this summer’s nominating convention. Solomon Yue is RNC committeeman from Oregon. Party leaders meet this week in Hollywood, Florida, to discuss whether to […]
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GOPer: Rules change would prevent ‘dictatorial’ convention

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the Republican National Committee trying to revamp GOP rules for nominating a presidential candidate says without the change, party leaders could exert “almost dictatorial power” at this summer’s nominating convention. Solomon Yue is RNC committeeman from Oregon. Party leaders meet this week in Hollywood, Florida, to discuss whether to […]
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GOPer: Rules change would prevent ‘dictatorial’ convention

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:06

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the Republican National Committee trying to revamp GOP rules for nominating a presidential candidate says without the change, party leaders could exert “almost dictatorial power” at this summer’s nominating convention. Solomon Yue is RNC committeeman from Oregon. Party leaders meet this week in Hollywood, Florida, to discuss whether to […]

Head for the hills: It’s a free week in national parks

NBA - Tue, 04/19/2016 - 04:02

With beautiful days and warm weather in the Northwest, maybe it’s time to play hooky and head for your favorite national park — especially because the entry fee is waived this week. This is National Parks Week, with free admission through Sunday, April 24, to parks across the nation, including Mount Rainier and Olympic, which […]
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