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Author: 0 Equal Pay Day Highlights Newest Gender Wage Gap Numbers

If the wage gap closed, The National Partnership of Women and Families says IL women could afford food for one and a half more years, almost seven more months of mortgage payments and almost a year of rent. "We call this daylight robbery", said Cassandra Welchlin, Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative Director. Hundreds of local businesses across the country are offering 20 percent discounts to women and men as part of the campaign, including Found Coffee in Eagle Rock, ...

U.S. Five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release from Illinois
Author: 0 Five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon asks for release from Illinois

Tilmon met with new IL coach, Brad Underwood, two weeks ago and reaffirmed his pledge to the Illini. Tilmon, who is rated as a five star prospect by Rivals.com, had committed to the Illini while John Groce was their head coach. We will wait patiently on the release from the NLI. That move figured to keep Tilmon from looking elsewhere, but Cuonzo Martin's arrival at Missouri might have impacted Tilmon's decision.

U.S. New bill would actually protect your privacy, for a change
Author: 0 New bill would actually protect your privacy, for a change

This invasive practice is on the rise, too. According to data provided by the DHS, the report found searches of electronic devices carried out by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents grew five-fold in one year, from fewer than 5,000 searches in all of 2015 to almost 25,000 in 2016.

Author: 0 Border turns quiet under Trump amid steep drop in arrests

Contrary to the general vibe created that by Trump's repeated phrase that he's gonna " build that wall ", the border between the United States and Mexico isn't a free-for-all. Concrete Contractors Interstate of San Diego, Calif. takes a more artistic approach, focusing on the "aesthetically pleasing" requirement outlined in the bid proposal.

U.S. Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos
Author: 0 Melania Trump visits school with Jordan's queen and DeVos

Trump's third wife wore a Dolce & Gabbana blazer, leading Stefano Gabbana to proudly declare, "Beautiful" and "Thank You" on Instagram. Many of those commentating have praised the designer. "It's amusing that the people that comment on the politics don't even have an idea what they are talking about!" "You look lovely, but you could feed numerous impoverished in our country with your rings", she tweeted.

U.S. Indiana's abortion ultrasound mandate blocked by federal judge
Author: 0 Indiana's abortion ultrasound mandate blocked by federal judge

District Judge Tonya Walton Pratt. A federal judge in IN granted a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood, temporarily blocking a state law forcing women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours before having an abortion. A federal judge on Friday blocked a core provision of IN abortion legislation that Vice President Mike Pence lauded when he signed it into law " with a prayer " past year, the Associated Press reported Monday.

U.S. High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling
Author: 0 High court may re-examine Civil Rights Act after LGBT ruling

She said that classifying people by sexual orientation is "different" than classifying them by sex. The lawyer for an IN teacher who has won a federal appeals court ruling protecting LGBT employees from workplace discrimination says the decision is a "game changer" for lesbian and gay workers.

Author: 0 Staying focused on the road saves lives

During 2014s distracted driving emphasis, cell phone use-related citations increased by 197 percent, with the citations costing violators $136 at minimum. A first violation will exceed $150 a second can run you $250. Speak up. If your friends are texting while driving, tell them to stop. "The number of crashes caused by distracted driving is on the rise", said Don Nail, director of the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

U.S. 7th Circuit rules Title VII's workplace protections apply to gays and lesbians
Author: 0 7th Circuit rules Title VII's workplace protections apply to gays and lesbians

Indiana teacher Kimberly Hively initially brought forth the lawsuit in 2013, after four years of being denied a full-time teaching position at Ivy Tech Community College in South Bend, Indiana. Similarly, federal and most states' laws don't explicitly ban anti-LGBTQ discrimination in schools. What activists want to do is expand the existing civil rights protections to also protect LGBTQ people.

U.S. Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes
Author: 0 Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

Flash flood watches have been issued for parts of southeastern Texas, southern Louisiana and southwestern MS, where 2 to 4 inches of rain are likely and isolated spots could receive up to 8 inches. A survey showed that a twister with top winds of 105 miles per hour (170 kph) struck Wilkinson County around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. Additional storms - capable of producing 40-mph winds - could pop up on Friday , according to the service.

U.S. Gov. Bentley declares state of emergency ahead of severe weather Wednesday
Author: 0 Gov. Bentley declares state of emergency ahead of severe weather Wednesday

This declaration also puts the State Emergency Operations Center in a "level three" which allows state emergency management to monitor severe weather impacts as well as activate 50 National Guard soldiers. Quarter-sized hail is likely and egg-sized hail is possible. All city facilities in Opelika will be closed Wednesday, including Opelika SportsPlex, and garbage pickup delayed until Thursday, according to an Opelika press release.

U.S. James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia's Interference in US Election
Author: 0 James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia's Interference in US Election

He confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. COMEY, when asked if he was aware of collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation, beyond the findings of the report: “Its not something I can comment on.”.

U.S. Kentucky teen bitten by shark off Florida's Panhandle
Author: 0 Kentucky teen bitten by shark off Florida's Panhandle

Caitlyn Taylor from Louisville, Kentucky, sustained six puncture wounds from the shark bite, but was able to fend off the shark, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. Taylor told authorities she initially thought a dolphin was swimming in the water near her. Deputies in Flordia said Miss Taylor will require some stitches but the injury is fairly minor .

U.S. Melania Trump's first official White House portrait revealed
Author: 0 Melania Trump's first official White House portrait revealed

In 2009, some people - largely Republicans - criticized first lady Michelle Obama when she showed off her toned arms in a sleeveless dress for her first official portrait . The windows in the portrait, behind Melania Trump , actually belong to the West Wing of the White House . The first was Louisa Adams, wife to John Quincy Adams, the nation's sixth president.

U.S. White House defends Trump aide after legally questionable tweet
Author: 0 White House defends Trump aide after legally questionable tweet

He tweeted that White House staff "can't use an official or de facto govt Twitter acct (which this is) to call for defeat of a candidate". Lawyers from the two previous administrations have accused an aide to President Donald Trump of violating federal law after a tweet calling for the "defeat" of a Republican congressman.

U.S. Cosby in criminal court on Monday as fight over evidence continues
Author: 0 Cosby in criminal court on Monday as fight over evidence continues

Whereas prosecutors stated the jokes showed Cosby's propensity for drugging women, the defense said they were just jokes. Cosby is charged with aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and molesting Andrea Constand, of Toronto, a Temple University employee, at his home in 2004.

U.S. Redemption: Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title
Author: 0 Redemption: Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title

Gonzaga claimed a 35-32 halftime advantage but North Carolina started the second stanza with an 8-0 run as the teams traded the lead all the way until the Tar Heels pulled away at the death. During the postgame celebration, he acknowledged he wasn't 100 percent but said he gave it his all. It wasn't a game of beauty. And they still won.

U.S. Pause Hawaii travel ban lawsuit while appeal plays out
Author: 0 Pause Hawaii travel ban lawsuit while appeal plays out

U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the state of Hawaii challenging Trump's travel directive as unconstitutional religious discrimination. As a result, the Trump administration went back to the drawing board, devising a revised executive order last month that kept the 90-day ban and the 120-day ban in place, but explicitly excluded green card holders and those traveling on valid visas (while also ...

Author: 0 Aaron Hernandez lawyers intend call 3 witnesses, rest case

She also claimed to have no recollection of the call phone records show Hernandez made to her on the night he allegedly murdered Furtado and de Abreu. Jenkins-Hernandez, who has a 4-year-old daughter with Hernandez, said she took his name in 2015. He said he never saw a drink spilled on Hernandez.

U.S. Trump Praises Fox And Friends Report On Obama Administration
Author: 0 Trump Praises Fox And Friends Report On Obama Administration

Co-host Steve Doocy, ignoring the unanimous conclusion of all 17 US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 election with the intent to help Donald Trump and to harm Hillary Clinton, and ignoring the statement of FBI Director James Comey that the Bureau is investigating ties between Russian Federation and Trump team officials, told viewers there is "no evidence of the connection between Russian Federation and Trump".