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'Tragedy' at Circus Sarasota: 5 injured after fall during rehearsal

Circus Sarasota co-founder and director Pedro Reis also highlighted the "new tricks in the routine" by simply saying "it will leave people breathless". Nik Wallenda , a famed "sky-walk" performer who was part of the act at Circus Sarasota, was not one of the injured performers, officials confirmed Wednesday.

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Schumer says he has 'serious concerns' about Gorsuch

In interviews this week, two others said they are apprehensive about Gorsuch but haven't made a decision. In fact, as we recently noted, Schumer ardently defended President Obama's flagrant abuse of executive decrees, declaring: "The president has no choice but to take executive action where he can, wherever it's legally allowed, to help reform the immigration system".

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Snow and freezing rain may complicate morning and evening commute

Timing: Beginning around and after 5am. Tuesday's forecast has led to several school closings. Likely parking bans (which we are seeing already). AAA Mid-Atlantic also issued warnings for drivers hitting the roads, advising those that could to prepare for the snow ahead of time and not be fooled by Wednesday's warm temperatures.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: change the Electoral College

Ginsburg said, "It comes from my savvy mother-in-law, advice she gave me on my wedding day". At Dean Shaw's prompting, Ginsburg defined her own understanding of a meaningful life. Students who attended the lecture said they were inspired by the presence and personality that came through in her speech. Something to fix tears in your community, something to make life a little better for those less fortunate than you.

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DHS secretary takes blame for immigration order rollout, defends ban

Committee Chairman Michael McCaul, a Republican from Texas, said he was encouraged Trump took steps to intensify the vetting of people seeking to enter the US, including refugees, through executive orders. "Every paragraph, every sentence ... was wrong", Kelly said. Its larger aim is to suspend immigration and refugee acceptance from a handful of countries for a few months, pending a government evaluation of how would-be incoming travelers are being vetted before they are permitted to enter ...

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'Dishonest press' is failing to report terrorist attacks, claims Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will seek common ground "wherever possible" with U.S. President Donald Trump's administration, despite differences over Trump's entry ban for citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries. "Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!" he tweeted. Trump traveled from Palm Beach after spending the weekend at his Mar-a-Lago resort.