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...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Est Sunday... * What...heavy Snow. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 14 To 19 Inches. Winds Gusting As High As 35 Mph. * Where...in New York, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Yates, Seneca And Southern Cayuga Counties. * When...until 4 Pm Est Sunday. The Heaviest Snow Is Expected This ...Read More.
Effective: January 19, 2019 at 7:34pmExpires: January 20, 2019 at 4:00pmTarget Area: Northern Oneida; Onondaga; Seneca; Southern Cayuga; Yates

Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 4 Pm Est Sunday... * What...heavy Snow. Additional Snow Accumulations Of 13 To 18 Inches. Winds Gusting As High As 40 Mph On Sunday. * Where...in New York, Otsego, Chenango, Cortland, Tompkins, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Madison And Southern Oneida Counties. ...Read More.
Effective: January 19, 2019 at 7:34pmExpires: January 20, 2019 at 4:00pmTarget Area: Chemung; Chenango; Cortland; Madison; Otsego; Schuyler; Southern Oneida; Steuben; Tompkins

Pelosi cancels effort to continue Afghanistan trip after Trump revealing travel plans ‘significantly increased danger,’ official says
Jan18

Pelosi cancels effort to continue Afghanistan trip after Trump revealing travel plans ‘significantly increased danger,’ official says

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday accused President Donald Trump and his administration of endangering the lives of Americans, including her own, by publicly revealing a congressional delegation’s plans …

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Pelosi cancels plans to continue Afghanistan trip Trump blocked on commercial plane
Jan18

Pelosi cancels plans to continue Afghanistan trip Trump blocked on commercial plane

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tried to salvage aspects of a congressional delegation to Afghanistan blocked by President Donald Trump, but was unable to continue the trip on commercial aircraft due to “increas…

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Super Bowl performer Gladys Knight speaks out about ‘unfortunate’ controversy, backlash
Jan18

Super Bowl performer Gladys Knight speaks out about ‘unfortunate’ controversy, backlash

Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018/FilmMagic For dcp(NEW YORK) — After weeks of rumors and silence, a couple of this year’s Super Bowl performers are speaking out about their roles in the game and the controversy surrounding both the national anthem and the halftime show.

Maroon 5 has been criticized for accepting the halftime gig in the wake of the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee during the anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice. Since then, the former 49ers QB became a free agent and hasn’t been picked up by any NFL team, which many feel is unfair targeting of him because of his political stance, not his performance.

As a result, Maroon 5 reportedly had a hard time finding guests to join them for the event. After finally signing on, Travis Scott and Big Boi received the same criticism for agreeing to perform at the game.

Meanwhile, it was announced Thursday that Gladys Knight would sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the big game. She spoke to Variety and said it’s unfortunate that the anthem and Kaepernick’s protest have become conflated.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight wrote in her statement to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

Knight goes on to say, “I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life … I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.”

She closed with the hopes that the anthem can unite, not divide next month.

“I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us,” she said.

“I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” Knight said https://t.co/kfYnJOIVxl

— Variety (@Variety) January 18, 2019

Super Bowl 53 will take place at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium Feb. 3.

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Under Trump administration, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report
Jan17

Under Trump administration, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Under President Donald Trump’s administration, thousands more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border under the Trump administration than was previously thought, according to an internal gove…

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Under Trump administration, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report
Jan17

Under Trump administration, more kids separated at border than originally estimated: Report

John Moore/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Under President Donald Trump’s administration, thousands more kids may have been separated from their parents at the border under the Trump administration than was previously thought, according to an internal gove…

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