Republicans more concerned by leaks than Trump team Russian ties: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Rank-and-file Republicans are more concerned about leaks to the media of conversations between Trump advisers and the Russian government than they are about the conversations themselves, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released Wednesday. The poll, conducted between Feb. 16 and Feb. 20, shows how President Donald Trump has shifted opinions within the party of Ronald Reagan, where national security has been a top issue since the Cold War, said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia.

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College Board tightens SAT exam security, but key risk remains

The New York-based College Board said the steps include reducing the number of times the test is given outside the United States and increasing the auditing of test centers. As Reuters reported last year, the College Board has failed to stop a widespread and known security problem. Asian test-preparation companies are gathering questions and reading passages from past SAT exams, and then giving their clients that material to practice upon.

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8-Year-Old Boy's Parents Charged After He Overdoses on Heroin

The boy is now with family members.

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Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

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Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.

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Trump to unveil first budget 'mid-March'

US President Donald Trump in mid-March will unveil his first government budget, a keystone statement of his priorities for the coming years, the White House said Wednesday. The nearly four trillion dollar annual federal budget is a declaration of intent that puts the president’s policy goals down in black and white. “We’ll have something in mid-March,” said White House spokesman Sean Spicer.

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Deputy Responds To Girl, 19, Who Stole His Bike to Get Home Safely: 'It Had to be Scary For Her'

A young woman who identified herself as "M" explained she had a 16-mile journey home, and was stranded "because of drunk boys, a dead phone and no money."

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Apple 'spaceship' headquarters readies for boarding

Apple on Wednesday announced that workers will start boarding its futuristic new “spaceship” campus in Silicon Valley in April, fulfilling a vision set out by late founder Steve Jobs. The process of moving more than 12,000 people to a new campus that Jobs envisioned as a “center for creativity and collaboration” was expected to continue late into the year. A theater on the new Apple Park campus was named in honor of Jobs, who would have turned 62 on February 24.

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UN concerned over new West Bank demolition plans

The United Nations raised concerns Wednesday over newly announced demolition plans in a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank that threaten dozens of buildings including a primary school. Israeli officials have over the past week issued dozens of demolition orders threatening “nearly every structure” in a part of the village of Khan al-Ahmar, the UN said. The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the Palestinian territories, Robert Piper, visited the village where the primary school is among 140 structures at risk of demolition.

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U.S.-backed offensive pounds Islamic State in western Mosul as civilians flee

A few hundred civilians have fled their homes in the outskirts of western Mosul, the first reported displacement since a U.S.-backed offensive on the jihadists’ remaining stronghold there began at the weekend. A Reuters correspondent saw about 200 women and children being transported on buses by federal police on Wednesday to the town of Hammam al-Alil, some 20 km (12 miles) south of Mosul, where camps have been set up. The federal police and elite Interior Ministry units known as Rapid Response have made quick progress towards western Mosul in a sweep from the south through hilly desert terrain since fighting resumed on Sunday.

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Supreme Court rules for disabled child and her dog in lawsuit case

A unanimous Supreme Court said on Wednesday that the parents of a girl born with cerebral palsy can sue for damages after public school officials barred her service dog from her classroom.

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Trump team to change transgender policy

Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s Supreme Court correspondent, explains the Trump administration’s policy change about transgendered students and how courts play an important role in the issue.

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New leaked photo shows Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ side by side

No, there's pretty much nothing that can stop the Galaxy S8 leaks at this point. In fact at this rate, there will probably be no secrets left for Samsung to surprise us with when it takes the stage in New York next month to unveil the phone. A brand new leak shows us the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ side by side for the first time, giving us a good idea of how big they’re going to be. Sure, we recently saw renders of the two phones sitting next to each other, but those were not photos of real-life devices like this is.
Discovered by SamMobile, the following image indicates the phones will have 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays. That's exactly what we expect based on recent reports.

The phones share the same "all-screen" design, complete with curved edges and narrow bezels that we saw in many other leaks. The physical home button is […]

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Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation.  Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each year to agricultural businesses by tearing up crops and pastures, knocking down fences and ruining equipment. The so-called hog lure is derived from warfarin, a blood-thinning agent that's also used to kill rats and mice in homes and buildings. Animals don't die immediately from eating the odorless, tasteless […]

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Woman Arrested After Doing Cartwheels During Field Sobriety Test: Cops

Bryelle Marshall, 23, was arrested and charged with battery, aggravated DWI, and for an expired license plate.

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