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Schumer: Deputy AG candidate said he'd name special counsel on Russia if neededa

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:32
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that President Donald Trump's choice for the No. 2 post at the Justice Department would appoint a special counsel on Russia if need be.
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Heavy rainfall, warm weather creates mold problems

KSN - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:00

HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) – Parts of the state have seen a lot of heavy rain this spring. Now that the sun is out, it’s perfect weather for mold growth.

Tom Pitner was one of many Hays residents that saw flooding in his window well from the storm a few weeks ago.

“I didn’t have the window well properly caulked and stuff, and it just filled that window up,” he said.

With the amount of water inside his home, he started getting concerned about mold growth, and reached out to the Ellis County K-State Extension and Research office.

According to extension agent Linda Beech, with warm weather, it’s something homeowners should be concerned about.

“As the weather warms up, anything that might have gotten damp in the flooding, has potential then, for molds to start to grow,” she said.

Beech said mold needs three things to grow: moisture, a food source and warm temperatures.

“If it’s a closet or a basement that’s closed,” Beech said. “It might be the ideal place for mold growth to begin.”

Beech added that prevention is key in controlling mold growth, but it’s also a challenge.

“There are mold spores in the air all the time,” she said.

You can prevent mold growth by keeping surfaces clean and dry. If mold is already starting to grow, Beech said any kind of bleach solution can help disinfect it.

While mold can cause structure damage, Beech explained that it can also cause health problems. She said some people might be more sensitive, even allergic,  to certain types of mold.

Beech encourages homeowners to be proactive in preventing mold growth in their homes. K-State has provided information on how to prevent mold on different surfaces in a house. The United State Environmental Protection Agency also has tips and techniques on mold cleanup.

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Trump administration full of mixed messages ahead of shutdown fight

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:56
Less than a week before the federal government is scheduled to shut down absent a funding bill, the White House's battle lines remain fuzzy.
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Trump's 100-day score card

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:30
Donald Trump, in the final stretch of last year's campaign, spelled out what he hoped to accomplish in his first 100 days in office.
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Google's new VR camera has 17 lenses and costs $18,000

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:25
The YI Halo is a $18,000 virtual reality camera that Google hopes will mean more VR movies.
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Funeral held for ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:07
Mourners said their goodbyes on Monday to ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and killed himself in his prison cell last week.
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Cillizza: This poll number should scare Democrats

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:56
There's lots of bad poll numbers out there for President Donald Trump these days. He has historically low job approval ratings, and nearly 6 in 10 voters believe he lacks the judgment or personality to be an effective president, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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This poll number should scare Democrats

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:56
There's lots of bad poll numbers out there for President Donald Trump these days. He has historically low job approval ratings, and nearly 6 in 10 voters believe he lacks the judgment or personality to be an effective president, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
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Blog post has some questioning whether government is helping Trump's bottom line

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:50
President Donald Trump personally owns Mar-a-Lago, his private club on Florida's eastern coast. But that didn't stop the State Department, in a blog post on the United States Embassy in London's website, from touting the property.
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State Dept. blog promotes Trump's Mar-a-Lago, prompting ethics concerns

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:50
President Donald Trump personally owns Mar-a-Lago, his private club on Florida's eastern coast. But that didn't stop the State Department, in a blog post on the United States Embassy in London's website, from touting the property.
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Obama made his return after leaving the White House, and he didn't wear a tie

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:45
Former President Barack Obama made his first public remarks since leaving the White House wearing a white shirt, dark suit jacket and, noticeably, no tie.
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Numerous states considering anti-protest bills

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:41
Spencer DesAuteles was standing in a crosswalk at a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban in January when he and two other people were hit by a car. The Tennessee resident, who was working as a volunteer to keep protestors safe from traffic, said he had the legal right of way when a driver rolled through the intersection.
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Beware of Lowe’s coupon scam on Facebook

KSN - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:34

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – A Facebook scam involving Lowe’s Home Improvement is making the rounds in Sedgwick County. It is an offer of $50 off coupons.

Users are directed to take a survey on a website that looks like the Lowe’s website.

Instead, the page is fraudulent and could put your personal information in danger.

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CIA director repeatedly cited WikiLeaks to attack Clinton

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:28
Donald Trump's administration has taken a tough stance on WikiLeaks in recent weeks.
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CIA director Mike Pompeo repeatedly cited WikiLeaks to attack Clinton during campaign

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:28
Donald Trump's administration has taken a tough stance on WikiLeaks in recent weeks.
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Want to be a millionaire? Increase your 401(k) contributions

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:22
You might be surprised at how much of a difference a small increase can make.
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How to stop apps from collecting your email data

CNN Top Stories - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:16
There's a saying in the tech world: If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.
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Ashland offers thanks in video for wildfire recovery help

KSN - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:15

ASHLAND, Kan. (KSNW) – Residents of Ashland are offering thanks to everyone who helped in wildfire recovery efforts.

On Monday, March 6, wildfires burned more 1.3 million acres in Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado. More than 30 homes were lost and thousands of cattle were killed.

Ashland residents made a YouTube video thanking everyone for the donations of hay, fencing supplies, food, clothing, and money.

Contributions to the wildfire relief efforts can be made to AshlandCF.com or KLA.org. All the proceeds will be distributed to those directly affected by the fires.

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US commission dings Trump admin for immigrant arrests at courthouses

CNN Politics - Mon, 04/24/2017 - 16:15
The US Commission on Civil Rights on Monday criticized the Trump administration for the way it is arresting undocumented immigrants, saying it could be harmful to "access to justice."
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