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While the decision to shut down construction will save customers billions in additional costs, customers of the two utilities - Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas - may get little to nothing refunded of the billions they've already paid for the now-abandoned project .
  • Illinois Governor Vetoes Chicago School Aid From Funding Measure

    Illinois Governor Vetoes Chicago School Aid From Funding Measure

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    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel , who controls the nation's third-largest public school system, said Rauner was "ignoring the needs of Illinois' school children" and school superintendents who supported the bill. An overhaul of the 20-year-old way IL doles out funding to public schools is needed because the budget legislators approved last month calls for a new funding formula.
  • United States eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

    United States eases environment laws for Mexico border wall near San Diego

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    DHS stated the agency has the authority to waive these requirements under laws passed by Congress to enable securing the border with Mexico . Citing Section 102 of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, the DHS said it has the authority to issue the waiver that eliminates the agency's "obligation to comply with various laws with respect to covered projects".
  • Pub apologises after mistaking priests for stag party group

    Pub apologises after mistaking priests for stag party group

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    After realising a mistake had been made, Cardiff's City Arms offered the clergymen a round of free drinks to apologise, the Archdiocese of Cardiff said in a blog post on Tuesday. The seven priests were refused service by staff at The City Arms, who thought they were just rowdy pals in fancy dress, reports WalesOnline. The amusing incident occurred after the seminarians called in to the pub following the ordination of Fr Peter McLaren at the city's nearby Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St ...
  • Iran says new USA sanctions breach nuclear deal

    Iran says new USA sanctions breach nuclear deal

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    Iranian parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani announced today that the new U.S. sanctions on Iran are in direct violation of the nuclear deal. While Iran apologists, like Trita Parsi of the National Iranian American Council, have tried to claim these sanctions are in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal; there is nothing in that deal about sanctions on the ballistic missile programme.
  • Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade siege

    Qatar files WTO complaint over Gulf trade siege

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    The foreign ministers of four Arab states boycotting Qatar said on Sunday they would make no compromises in their demand that Doha change its policies, as a political crisis that has split the Gulf approaches its third month. It said the claim emanated from Qatar's ambassador to Russia, who had allegedly accused Saudi Arabia of bribing the Russian media outlets in return for them " not publishing any stories depicting the kingdom in a negative way ".
  • Chris Christie defends 'very mellow reaction' to Brewers game heckler

    Chris Christie defends 'very mellow reaction' to Brewers game heckler

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    Christie explained, "I'm at a ball game with my son enjoying the game, having no interaction with anybody on public policy or anything else, I don't think it's the right of anybody to stand up and swear at you and curse you out". Chris Christie signed Tuesday. "What I do not regret is calling Chris Christie a hypocrite". Christie told CNN that he confronted Joseph because he said "some really lousy, very bad stuff" with a lot of children around.
  • Cory Booker's Bill Would End The Federal Prohibition Of Cannabis

    Cory Booker's Bill Would End The Federal Prohibition Of Cannabis

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    Although the proposed bill has yet to gain support from fellow members of Congress, Booker said he is hopeful that it will have bipartisan sponsorship. Noting the racial and economic disparities surrounding marijuana arrests, The Marijuana Justice Act would create an incentive pool for states that are willing to change their laws to end the unbalanced application of justice surrounding marijuana laws.
  • Hammond plan can save United Kingdom from Brexit disaster, says Hague

    Hammond plan can save United Kingdom from Brexit disaster, says Hague

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    Hague, a Tory peer who served as foreign secretary under David Cameron, said there was now "clear potential for Brexit to become the occasion of the greatest economic, diplomatic and constitutional muddle in the modern history of the United Kingdom, with unknowable consequences for the country, the government and the Brexit project itself".
  • In a nutshell, human error (and peanut butter) caused Alabama jailbreak

    In a nutshell, human error (and peanut butter) caused Alabama jailbreak

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    Inmates reportedly used peanut butter from the cafeteria to cover part of the number designation above a cell door, making it resemble the same number above a door that, if unlocked, would lead to their freedom, according to the AP. All the inmates will face additional charges added to their sentences. "Escapes happen", Underwood said. Eleven of the prisoners have since been recaptured, but Kilpatrick remains on the loose.
  • A new milestone for High Point University: Inclusion in Princeton Review

    A new milestone for High Point University: Inclusion in Princeton Review

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    The Princeton Review selected the 382 colleges and universities primarily based on academic strength, from more than 2,500 on which data are collected. Students throughout the nation agree: The University of Arizona is an elite academic and research institution. "As we celebrate our 90th Anniversary this year, we are proud to be known as Asheville's university".