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State: Iraqi refugees who aided U.S. not categorically exempt from Trump travel ban

Trump Iraqis who provided assistance to the U.S. military, military contractors and American news outlets will not be automatically exempt from the 120-day, global halt President Donald Trump has imposed on refugee admissions through his travel ban executive order.

Asked whether individuals in the Direct Access Program for U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis would be categorically exempt from the version of the travel ban the administration began implementing Thursday, a State Department official said that such refugees will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

TVNL Comment:  Returning these people to Iraq would guarantee their deaths.  This administration is the least informed and most inhumane in history.

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Conservative outlets get more official seats in White House briefing room

Conservative outlets get more seats at briefingsMore conservative outlets have official seats in the White House briefing room according to a new seating chart the White House Correspondents' Association unveiled on Friday.

Conservative television networks Newsmax and One America News as well as the British newspaper The Daily Mail now all have spots, though One America News' is shared with the BBC. Other changes enacted since the last time the seating chart was adjusted in 2015 include the Huffington Post and the Spanish-language television network Univision getting shared seats. While the first row remains the same, populated by the major television networks and wires, USA Today has moved up to the second row, switching spots with AP Radio.

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Midnight marijuana: Nevada celebrates first legal sales

Nevada opens marijuana storesA sense of jubilee was in the air midnight Saturday at Nevada marijuana dispensaries, and so too was the occasional whiff of the state's newest cash crop.

Hundreds of Nevadans stood in line, waiting for the doors to open to two marijuana dispensaries in Reno -- BlĂĽm and Sierra Wellness Connection -- some of the first dispensaries in the state to sell recreational marijuana.

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Pharmacies may still deny teens 'morning after' pill, despite no age restriction

Teens still denied morning after pillAlthough the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted age restrictions on the use of the "morning after" pill, new research suggests that many teens may still have a tough time trying to get the emergency contraception.

In the study, researchers posing as teenagers were often told erroneously by pharmacies that they needed a prescription for the over-the-counter pill or they were denied it altogether because of their age.

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More than half the states refusing to provide voter data to Trump election panel

voter registrationAt least 29 states are pushing back or outright refusing to comply with the Trump administration’s request for voter registration data.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, formed by President Trump to investigate his widely debunked claim that millions of illegal votes cost him the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, sent letters this week to the 50 secretaries of state across the country requesting information about voters.

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Little Rock police: 25 people shot at nightclub

Little Rock shootingPolice say 25 people were shot after gunfire rang out Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, prompting pleas from top leaders to curb the growing violence in Arkansas' capital city.

Police said the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not an active shooter or terror-related incident. Little Rock police said Saturday that 25 people were shot and three others suffered unrelated injuries. All were expected to survive, police said.

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In an instant, molten slag gushed over workers at Tampa Electric power plant

Tampa Bay explosionIt was the kind of job that workers at the Big Bend power plant do routinely, and one done countless times in the nearly 35 years that senior plant operator Michael McCort had worked at Tampa Electric.

But company executives said something went tragically wrong Thursday as McCort, 60, and at least five employees working for outside contractors tried to unplug a tank containing molten slag that can reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees.

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Gov. Chris Christie orders New Jersey government shutdown amid budget fight

Chris ChristieNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature are returning to work to try to resolve the state's first government shutdown since 2006 and the first under Christie.

The Republican governor and the Democrat-led Legislature failed to reach an agreement on a new budget by the deadline at midnight Friday, CBS New York reports.

In a news conference Saturday morning, Christie blamed Democratic State Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto for failing to reach a deal.

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Rifle-wielding ex-worker shot dead after opening fire, killing at least one at Bronx Lebanon Hospital

Shooting at Bx LebanonA disgruntled medical worker toting an assault rifle opened fire and shot at least four people, killing one of them, in a Bronx hospital Friday afternoon, police said.

As panic swept through Bronx Lebanon Hospital, the shooter, Henry Bello, took his own life, sources said.

Multiple shots rang out on the 16th floor of Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Morris Heights about 2:45 p.m. Panicked patients and hospital personnel barricaded themselves in their rooms.

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