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Sessions to provide amended testimony...Trump again touts school choice... an arrested for Jewish center threats

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 3, 2017 at 6:47 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to provide amended testimony Monday regarding his contacts with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential election. A Justice Department spokesman says Sessions will also respond to questions raised by Democratic senators. The nine Democrats on the Judiciary Committee had asked that Sessions appear again before the panel. But Republican chair, Sen. Chuck Grassley, rejected their request.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is praising a Florida Catholic school as the kind of school that disadvantaged children should be able to choose for their education. Trump visited St. Andrew Catholic School in Florida today signaling that his education agenda will focus on school choice. He told the school's principal that "the love you have for what you do is really fantastic." The president was joined by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (dih-VAHS').

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal officials say a jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York's Anti-Defamation League. The officials say Juan Thompson was trying to harass and vilify his former girlfriend. Thompson, a former journalist, was arrested in St. Louis. Authorities have been investigating 122 bomb threats to Jewish facilities in three dozen states.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of attacking a mannequin that Las Vegas police positioned to resemble a homeless person following two slayings remains jailed. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that 30-year-old Shane Schindler is charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon. He was arrested last week following the Feb. 22 incident. According to the paper, Schindler told police he "knew it was a mannequin" before hitting it.

UNDATED (AP) — It's being touted as the first drug to reduce nighttime trips to the bathroom. Noctiva is a nasal spray intended for adults who wake up at least twice a night to urinate. The Food and Drug Administration, which approved the drug today, says the spray is not to be used to treat all causes of frequent nighttime urination, so doctors must determine the cause and best treatment for each person.

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