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The ‘real’ Rosie the Riveter dies at 96

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(CNN) — The woman believed to be the “real” Rosie the Riveter died Saturday at age 96, according to her daughter-in-law Marnie Blankenship.

Naomi Parker Fraley, who Blankenship says died in hospice care, was not recognized as the inspiration for the famous World War II era poster until 2015.

During World War II, Fraley was a factory worker at Alameda Naval Station, according to CNN affiliate KATU. She was one of millions of women across the United States who filled the labor force during the war. While Fraley was working a press photographer approached her to take her picture, Blankenship said.

Over 60 years later, Fraley attended a convention for women who, like Rosie the Riveter, worked during the war. There, said Blankenship, Fraley saw a photograph promoted as the likely inspiration behind the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter in the “We can do it” poster.

Blankenship says Fraley immediately recognized the picture as the one the photographer captured of her all those years ago.

But the picture was credited as being of another woman: Geraldine Hoff Doyle.

Doyle had previously been known as the real Rosie. According to Seton Hall University Professor James J. Kimble, Doyle’s identity as Rosie the Riveter began when the photograph of the woman in the factory was first released as the most likely inspiration for Rosie. Kimble says Doyle recognized her likeness in the picture — and the propaganda poster it inspired — and her resemblance was accepted in reports as the origin of Rosie the Riveter.

But in 2015 Kimble’s years of research into the iconic image revealed the original photograph with a caption that named the woman as Naomi Parker.

Even when she found out that Dr. Kimble’s research claims that she was likely a face of both World War II propaganda and subsequent feminist movements, Blankenship says Fraley didn’t make a big deal of it.

“She didn’t think she did anything special,” said Blankenship. “A lot of women did what she did. She just wanted her picture corrected.”

Man mistakes neighbor’s house for his own, kills homeowner thinking he was an intruder

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RAYTOWN, Mo. -- A Missouri man was charged with involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly went to his neighbor’s home, thinking it was his own, then choked the homeowner to death.

Police believe Michael G. Augustine was drunk at the time he allegedly killed 60-year-old Clifton King, according to WDAF.

Michael G. Augustine

King died in his front yard Friday night, after he came to his door to find Augustine, one of his neighbors, trying to come inside.

Neighbors told WDAF that Augustine, who lives further down the block, believed that it was his home, and that King had broken in.

During the incident, Augustine called 911 to report that he had an intruder in a choke hold. But when officers arrived at his address, no one was there. They later found both men about a block up the street at King's house.

According to court documents, police believe Augustine was drunk because his speech was incoherent and officers noted a strong smell of alcohol.

A neighbor, who did not want her face to appear on camera because the incident has made her concerned for her own safety, said she watched paramedics try to revive King - a military veteran - for about half an hour.

"He served our country and that was not an honorable way to treat him," the woman said. "I think that it’s sad. It’s sad! Someone had to give up their life because someone was so messed up they didn’t know it wasn’t their home."

Other neighbors said that King had been homeless at one time in his life because he couldn't find a job, but since moving on the block he was friendly and kind.

Some feel guilty about not immediately calling police themselves when they heard the commotion. They said there are often arguments on the block, and some say it's better for them not to get involved.

Prosecutors have charged Augustine with first degree involuntary manslaughter, but neighbors said he's already posted bond and moved out of the area. There was no answer at his door when WDAF tried to speak with him.

Americans killed, injured in attack on Afghanistan hotel

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban’s weekend attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The official isn’t giving exact figures for either the U.S. fatalities or injuries. The official wasn’t authorized to comment by name and demanded anonymity.

The State Department says the United States is sending “deepest condolences” to the families and friends of those killed and wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The Americans are among 22 people killed in the attack in the Afghan capital. An Afghan interior ministry official has said 14 were foreigners and eight were Afghans. More than 150 people were rescued or escaped.

The 13-hour weekend siege started Saturday when Taliban militants in suicide vests stormed the hotel. It ended Sunday.

Jury finds Dubuque man guilty of 2nd degree murder

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found a Dubuque man guilty in the stabbing death of his girlfriend last year.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports jurors Monday found 25-year-old Fontae C. Buelow guilty of second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Samantha J. Link on March 31, 2017, in Peosta. Prosecutors had charged Buelow with first-degree murder, which would have carried a mandatory life sentence if he’d been convicted.

Prosecutors claimed Buelow stabbed Link multiple times, but he maintained his innocence. He said Link assaulted him and then stabbed herself.

Buelow also was found guilty of cocaine possession.

Government shutdown ends; funding approved through February 8th

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(CNN) -- The government shutdown showdown is over for now.

Related: Which way senators voted to end the government shutdown

President Donald Trump signed a bill Monday night, January 22nd that ended three days of deadlock and kept federal funds flowing through February 8.

Senate Democrats ended the shutdown after getting assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the GOP would pursue action on immigration, including possible work on a DACA fix. The Dems' liberal wing was furious about this; thinking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer caved and gave up all the leverage they had to help the Dreamers.

Plus, they said there was no guarantee that whatever the Senate came up with on immigration would be taken up in the House, which was full of hard-line GOP members opposed to any DACA deal.

CNN's Stephen Collinson said that yes, getting out of the shutdown so quickly was a win for President Trump, but it only delayed what would be one of the biggest decisions of his young presidency: whether to let 700,000 people brought to the US as children without proper documents stay.

Illinois lawmakers hold hearing on marijuana legalization

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CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle cited a racial disparity in enforcement of laws against the use of marijuana as the reason she now favors legalization of the drug.

Preckwinkle made her assertion during a public hearing Monday in Chicago about legalizing recreational marijuana in Illinois.

Democratic State Sen. Heather Steans of Chicago has proposed legislation that would legalize the possession of up to 28 grams of marijuana and allow facilities to sell marijuana products.

During her testimony, Preckwinkle noted her daughter visited a friend attending Northwestern University and came back with a story of students smoking pot in public and no one objecting.

Lawmakers are also hearing from opponents to marijuana legalization, including doctors who deal with addiction and members of the religious community. Many contend legalization will have a negative impact.

The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017

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More than $8 of every $10 of wealth created last year went to the richest 1%.

That’s according to a new report from Oxfam International, which estimates that the bottom 50% of the world’s population saw no increase in wealth.

Oxfam says the trend shows that the global economy is skewed in favor of the rich, rewarding wealth instead of work.

“The billionaire boom is not a sign of a thriving economy but a symptom of a failing economic system,” said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International.

The head of the advocacy group argued that the people who “make our clothes, assemble our phones and grow our food” are being exploited in order to enrich corporations and the super wealthy.

The study, released ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, was produced using data from Credit Suisse’s Global Wealth Databook.

The report also highlights the detrimental effects of gender inequality with data that show more men own land, shares and other capital assets than women.

Rising inequality has been a major topic at Davos for years.

Oxfam said Monday that it is time for the global elite to stop talking about inequality and start changing their ways.

“It’s hard to find a political or business leader who doesn’t say they are worried about inequality. It’s even harder to find one who is doing something about it,” said Byanyima.

“Many are actively making things worse by slashing taxes and scrapping labor rights,” she added.

Oxfam said that governments should focus on policies that would lead to fairer distribution of wealth and stronger workers’ rights.

These could include introducing a living wage, supporting labor unions and tackling gender discrimination.

Governments also need to tackle tax avoidance and put limits on shareholder returns and executive pay, Oxfam said. The group argues companies should not issue dividends to shareholders unless they pay their workers a living wage.

Oxfam also said that tax policies should be used to reduce extreme wealth.

Neil Diamond announces retirement from concert touring after Parkinson’s diagnosis

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NEW YORK – Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond has announced his retirement from concert touring as he battles Parkinson’s disease.

Australian and New Zealand tour dates have been canceled, according to a statement on his website. He will, however, continue to write, record and pursue new projects.

The retirement announcement was made Monday, Jan. 22 “due to his recent diagnosis.” According to the statement on his website, “the onset of the disease has made it difficult to travel and perform on a large scale basis but will allow Mr. Diamond to continue his writing, recording and development of new projects.”

Based on his doctors’ advice, the third leg of Diamond’s 50th Anniversary tour, set to land in Australia and New Zealand this March, has been canceled.

“It is with great reluctance and disappointment that I announce my retirement from concert touring. I have been so honored to bring my shows to the public for the past 50 years,” said Neil Diamond in the statement. ”My sincerest apologies to everyone who purchased tickets and were planning to come to the upcoming shows. I plan to remain active in writing, recording and other projects for a long time to come. My thanks goes out to my loyal and devoted audiences around the world. You will always have my appreciation for your support and encouragement. This ride has been ‘so good, so good, so good’ thanks to you.”

The Australia and New Zealand leg of the 50th Anniversary tour was scheduled to visit a number of outdoor stadiums as well as arena and winery shows in Australia and New Zealand. This would have been the third leg of the 50th Anniversary tour with Diamond selling out shows in the U.S. and Europe throughout 2017.

On Jan. 24, Diamond will celebrate his 77th birthday and on Jan. 28, The Recording Academy will honor him with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The most educated cities in the U.S. – did yours make the cut?

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Each year, students pay more to attend college as financial aid and incomes fail to keep up with the rising cost of tuition. Despite this, studies continue to show that a college education is well worth the massive upfront investment. Additionally, educational achievement at all levels is correlated with benefits that extend far beyond the financials.

For instance, increased educational attainment is closely tied to healthy habits such as lower smoking rates, higher activity rates, and lower obesity rates that all help contribute to an overall higher life expectancy. And the benefits don’t stop at one’s personal health; educational achievement also benefits society as a whole. Civic engagement typically increases with education and studies have shown that crime rates decline as educational achievement goes up.

With those statistics in mind, researchers at ConsumersAdvocate.org decided to analyze educational achievement data for the largest 200 cities in the country. Here are the top 25 most educated cities.

Methodology

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2016 release of 5-year estimates. The “Education Rating” was calculated using educational attainment data for the adult populations (over the age of 25) in each of the 200 largest U.S. cities. This rating was calculated by dividing the “Actual Educational Achievement” of each city by the “Possible Educational Achievement,” and then converting the results to a 100-point scale. For each city, “Actual Educational Achievement” was calculated by multiplying the average number of years required to earn a particular degree (high school diploma or equivalent, bachelor’s, master’s, professional degree, or doctorate) by the total number of people that had earned that degree and then summing the results for each degree type. “Possible Educational Achievement” for each city was calculated by the multiplying the total population over 25 by the number of years required to earn a doctorate degree.


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25. Atlanta, Georgia
  • Education Rating: 78.8
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 27%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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24. Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Education Rating: 79.3
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 32%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 15%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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23. Thousand Oaks, California
  • Education Rating: 79.5
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 29%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 18%
    • Doctorate Degree: 3%


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22. Stamford, Connecticut
  • Education Rating: 79.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 26%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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21. Pasadena, California
  • Education Rating: 80
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 27%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 5%


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20. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Education Rating: 80.5
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 21%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 16%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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19. Tallahassee, Florida
  • Education Rating: 80.7
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 26%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 18%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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18. San Francisco, California
  • Education Rating: 81.3
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 33%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 3%


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17. Charleston, South Carolina
  • Education Rating: 82.2
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 31%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 16%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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16. Plano, Texas
  • Education Rating: 82.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 34%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 20%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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15. Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Education Rating: 83.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 34%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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14. Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Education Rating: 84.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 32%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 17%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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13. Frisco, Texas
  • Education Rating: 85.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 39%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 1%


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12. Fremont, California
  • Education Rating: 86.2
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 29%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 22%
    • Doctorate Degree: 3%


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11. Washington, District of Columbia
  • Education Rating: 86.4
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 23%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 28%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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10. Overland Park, Kansas
  • Education Rating: 87.4
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 36%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 21%
    • Doctorate Degree: 2%


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9. Seattle, Washington
  • Education Rating: 88
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 36%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 21%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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8. Madison, Wisconsin
  • Education Rating: 88.5
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 32%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 19%
    • Doctorate Degree: 5%


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7. Alexandria, Virginia
  • Education Rating: 89.6
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 29%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 29%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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6. Sunnyvale, California
  • Education Rating: 89.9
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 30%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 26%
    • Doctorate Degree: 5%


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5. Bellevue, Washington
  • Education Rating: 92.7
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 37%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 24%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%


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4. Cary, North Carolina
  • Education Rating: 94
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 37%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 22%
    • Doctorate Degree: 5%


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3. Naperville, Illinois
  • Education Rating: 94.3
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 36%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 26%
    • Doctorate Degree: 3%


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2. Irvine, California
  • Education Rating: 95
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 39%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 25%
    • Doctorate Degree: 5%


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1. Arlington, Virginia
  • Education Rating: 100
  • Adult Population With:
    • Bachelor’s Degree: 35%
    • Master’s or Professional Degree: 35%
    • Doctorate Degree: 4%

Legionella bacteria possibly at Illinois Capitol Complex

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials say preliminary test results show the possible presence of Legionella bacteria in the Illinois Capitol Complex’s hot water system.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports officials said Monday they’re not aware of any reports of Legionnaires’ disease related to the water system. Experts at the Illinois Department of Public Health say the complex is safe for state employees to work.

The Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees the complex, ordered the test after a pipe burst in the nearby Illinois State Armory.

More test results are expected in about 14 days.

Legionnaires’ is a severe form of pneumonia caused by water-borne bacteria. The announcement comes as Illinois lawmakers prepare to meet again next month for a bipartisan hearing about the deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans’ home.

Iowa lawmaker takes responsibility for driving drunk

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa lawmaker says he's taking full responsibility for his decision to drive drunk.

State Rep. Francis "Chip" Baltimore, a Republican from Boone, was arrested Friday morning in Ames near Interstate 35. His blood alcohol tested out at nearly twice the legal limit, and a pistol was found under the driver's seat.

Baltimore told station WOI that he "made a very, very bad decision to get behind the wheel."

Baltimore, an attorney, is serving his fourth term as a state representative. He is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, a legislative body that has advanced legislation in recent years to add more penalties for individuals arrested for drunken driving.

Which way senators voted to end the government shutdown

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(CNN) -- The Senate voted 81-18 on a short term spending bill to reopen the government and fund it for the next three weeks through February 8. The measure now heads to the House, and then finally to President Donald Trump for his signature.

Only two Republicans -- Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah -- joined with 16 Democrats to vote no against the bill. Arizona Sen. John McCain was not present for the vote as he is back in his home state receiving treatment for brain cancer.

The vote was held three days after the government officially shut down Friday at midnight.

Here is how every senator voted:

Alabama

Sen. Doug Jones, Democrat: YES

Sen. Richard Shelby, Republican: YES

Alaska

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republican: YES

Sen. Dan Sullivan, Republican: YES

Arkansas

Sen. John Boozman, Republican: YES

Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican: YES

Arizona

Sen. Jeff Flake, Republican: YES

Sen. John McCain, Republican: Did not vote

California

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Democrat: NO

Sen. Kamala Harris, Democrat: NO

Colorado

Sen. Michael Bennet, Democrat: YES

Sen. Cory Gardner, Republican: YES

Connecticut

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Democrat: NO

Sen. Christopher Murphy, Democrat: NO

Delaware

Sen. Thomas Carper, Democrat: YES

Sen. Chris Coons, Democrat: YES

Florida

Sen. Bill Nelson, Democrat: YES

Sen. Marco Rubio, Republican: YES

Georgia

Sen. Johnny Isakson, Republican: YES

Sen. David Perdue, Republican: YES

Hawaii

Sen. Mazie Hirono, Democrat: NO

Sen. Brian Schatz, Democrat: YES

Iowa

Sen. Joni Ernst, Republican: YES

Sen. Chuck Grassley, Republican: YES

Idaho

Sen. Mike Crapo, Republican: YES

Sen. Jim Risch, Republican: YES

Illinois

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Democrat: YES

Sen. Dick Durbin, Democrat: YES

Indiana

Sen. Joe Donnelly, Democrat: YES

Sen. Todd Young, Republican: YES

Kansas

Sen. Jerry Moran, Republican: YES

Sen. Pat Roberts, Republican: YES

Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell, Republican: YES

Sen. Rand Paul, Republican: NO

Louisiana

Sen. Bill Cassidy, Republican: YES

Sen. John Kennedy, Republican: YES

Massachusetts

Sen. Edward Markey, Democrat: NO

Sen Elizabeth Warren, Democrat: NO

Maryland

Sen. Ben Cardin, Democrat: YES

Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Democrat: YES

Maine

Sen. Susan Collins, Republican: YES

Sen. Angus King, independent: YES

Michigan

Sen. Gary Peters, Democrat: YES

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Democrat: YES

Minnesota

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Democrat: YES

Sen. Tina Smith, Democrat: YES

Missouri

Sen. Roy Blunt, Republican: YES

Sen. Claire McCaskill, Democrat: YES

Mississippi

Sen. Thad Cochran, Republican: YES

Sen. Roger Wicker, Republican: YES

Montana

Sen. Steve Daines, Republican: YES

Sen. Jon Tester, Democrat: NO

Nebraska

Sen. Deb Fischer, Republican: YES

Sen. Ben Sasse, Republican: YES

New Hampshire

Sen. Maggie Hassan, Democrat: YES

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat: YES

New Jersey

Sen. Cory Booker, Democrat: NO

Sen. Robert Menendez, Democrat: NO

New Mexico

Sen. Martin Heinrich, Democrat: YES

Sen. Tom Udall, Democrat: YES

New York

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat: NO

Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat: YES

Nevada

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Democrat: NO

Sen. Dean Heller, Republican: YES

North Carolina

Sen. Richard Burr, Republican: YES

Sen. Thom Tillis, Republican: YES

North Dakota

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Democrat: YES

Sen. John Hoeven, Republican: YES

Ohio

Sen. Rob Portman, Republican: YES

Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat: YES

Oklahoma

Sen. James Inhofe, Republican: YES

Sen. James Lankford, Republican: YES

Oregon

Sen. Jeff Merkley, Democrat: NO

Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrat: NO

Pennsylvania

Sen. Bob Casey, Democrat: YES

Sen. Pat Toomey, Republican: YES

Rhode Island

Sen. Jack Reed, Democrat: YES

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat: YES

South Carolina

Sen. Lindsey Graham, Republican: YES

Sen. Tim Scott, Republican: YES

South Dakota

Sen. Mike Rounds, Republican: YES

Sen. John Thune, Republican: YES

Tennessee

Sen. Lamar Alexander, Republican: YES

Sen. Bob Corker, Republican: YES

Texas

Sen. John Cornyn, Republican: YES

Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican: YES

Utah

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republican: YES

Sen. Mike Lee, Republican: NO

Virginia

Sen. Tim Kaine, Democrat: YES

Sen. Mark Warner, Democrat: YES

Vermont

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Democrat: NO

Sen. Bernie Sanders, independent: NO

Washington

Sen. Maria Cantwell, Democrat: YES

Sen. Patty Murray, Democrat: YES

West Virginia

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Republican: YES

Sen. Joe Manchin, Democrat: YES

Wisconsin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat: YES

Sen. Ron Johnson, Republican: YES

Wyoming

Sen. John Barrasso, Republican: YES

Sen. Michael Enzi, Republican: YES

School funding tops Illinois’ agenda for new legislative session

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois- The state house returns to the city for the start of the 2018 legislative session Tuesday, January 23, and school funding will be at the top of the agenda again.

With the current school year past the halfway mark, the wait continues for Illinois' neediest schools. A formula change was signed into law in August of 2017, but a partial veto by Governor Bruce Rauner will have schools waiting even longer to get paid.

Governor Rauner wants school funding legislation to allow three dozen private schools to take part in a new federal scholarship program. Lawmakers can vote to accept or reject the Governor's changes. They could also not consider them at all, meaning the legislation would die.

Other Illinois stories: Governor Rauner proposes a 'step down tax hike' to close the budget gap.

Tsunami warning canceled after Alaska quake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada’s British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):

3:10 a.m.

The National Tsunami Center has canceled a tsunami warning that was triggered by a powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska.

Mickey Varnadao, a computer specialist with the warning center in Palmer, Alaska, said early Tuesday that an advisory remains in effect for parts of Alaska, from Kodiak Island to Prince William Sound.

Watches have been canceled for British Columbia in Canada, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii. Officials in Japan say there is no tsunami threat there.

Varnadao says the agency canceled the alert after waves failed to show up in coastal Alaska communities.

The earthquake was recorded about 12:30 a.m. about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southeast of Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska. It had a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 but has been downgraded to magnitude 7.9.

Local Dreamer pleads with Congress to continue DACA negotiations before deadline

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DAVENPORT--  Every night, Nancy comes home from work to cook dinner for her husband and 2-year-old son.

“I’m the primary financial support in my house,” she says.

Nancy is a Dreamer, protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She did not want News 8 to use her last name or her face.

“I’m terrified, I’ve lived with this every day. I’ve been living in fear,” Nancy says.

The 32-year-old woman was brought to the United States illegally when she was 11-years-old.

The protections for young people brought to the country as children, will expire for Nancy in September. Once that happens, she will not be able to legally work in the United States and will be at risk for deportation.

President Trump signed a stopgap spending bill, ending a government shutdown, Monday, January 23.

The legislation would keep federal businesses and programs running for at least three weeks.

Senate democrats agreed to vote for the temporary spending bill in exchange for republicans agreeing to bring a bill on Dreamers to the floor this month.

Nancy says Congress’ work to approve a temporary funding bill without finding a permanent DACA solution has left her disappointed.

“ I know there are a lot of senators and representatives fighting for us but it is not enough yet we need to have a permanent solution that will protect our future and the future of our families,” she says.

In the meantime, she’s saved money and hired a lawyer to set up a power of attorney agreement to take care of her loved ones.

She’s pleading with Congress to act fast.

“I feel as American as anybody else, the only other difference is, I don`t have a paper that states that but I feel as American as anyone else,” she says.

Congress has until early March to find a solution to replace DACA.

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