• Trump acknowledges, for the first time, that he is under investigation
Trump acknowledges, for the first time, that he is under investigation

Mr. Trump, foiled by the Comey opening gambit, did not attempt a point-by-point repudiation, as many faithful Twitter followers might have expected. "We could be talking about Cuba". Only about 34 percent said they believe he has a great deal or even a fair amount of respect for such institutions. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH H...

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  • Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez
Deliberations continue in trial of Officer Jeronimo Yanez

FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, a memorial including a photo of Philando Castile adorns the gate to the governor's residence in St. Paul, Minn., protesting the July 6, 2016 shooting death of Castile by St. Yanez said he was justified in stopping Castile's vehicle because he resembled a suspect in a convenience store robbery, court doc...

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  • Trump tweets again, in defense of his tweeting
Trump tweets again, in defense of his tweeting

It wasn't clear whether the President was basing his tweet on direct knowledge that he is under investigation , or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the President obstructed justice by firing Mr.

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  • Congressional Democrats To Sue Trump For Allegedly Violating Emoluments Clause
Congressional Democrats To Sue Trump For Allegedly Violating Emoluments Clause

It was the latest in a series of such lawsuits against the Republican president. Attorneys general in Washington D.C. and Maryland filed a lawsuit on Monday over the emoluments clause and focused their complaint on the Trump hotel just blocks from the White House.

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  • Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP
Gunman who shot Republican congressman had history of railing against GOP

Hodgkinson owned a home-inspection business in the rural outskirts of Belleville, a southern IL city of more than 40,000 just across the Mississippi River from St. The FBI said yesterday that it believed Hodgkinson was living out of his van in Alexandria. The victims of the shooting, while some are in critical condition, are all expected to sur...

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  • Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains
Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains

That's not as high as Amazon , but it's still a respectable ranking amidst all the possible companies that could be in the same ranked spot instead. The relationship between Instacart and Whole Foods dates back to 2014 but deepened in 2016, when they announced a new five year deal.

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Remains Shrouded in Secrecy
Senate Health Care Bill Remains Shrouded in Secrecy

If that happens, the AHCA could accentuate job losses and economic contraction. But that would change fast, the experts forecast . The Garden State would lose 42,000 jobs by 2026, behind only New York , Pennsylvania, Florida, Michigan, and IL, according to the study by George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health ...

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  • Trump Officially Under Investigation
Trump Officially Under Investigation

The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. If the special counsel found evidence of obstruction of justice, the Justice Department would likely not indict the president, according to longstanding precedent.

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  • Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile
Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile

Family members of a black motorist shot dead by a Minnesota police officer a year ago reacted angrily to the officer being found innocent of manslaughter. A few hundred people gathered Friday evening at the nearby state Capitol to protest the verdict. He was seatbelted and doing as he was told, when he was shot by Officer YANEZ who fired 7 shots ...

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  • Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game
Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

Democrats baseball game on Thursday, with many wearing hats to honor Representative Steve Scalise , who was critically wounded by a gunman as his Republican team practiced a day before. The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns and drawn fresh attention to the harsh rhetoric th...

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  • Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter
Woman who urged friend to kill himself found guilty of manslaughter

A conviction of involuntary manslaughter can carry a sentence up to 20 years in prison, however, it is unlikely that Carter will receive a maximum sentence. "If you point a gun at somebody, you're pretty much intending to shoot them", Gutterman said. The court found in this case that "where one counseled [sic] another to commit suicide , who b...

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  • Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting
Minnesota officer acquitted in motorist shooting

Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, said through tears: "He didn't deserve to die the way he did". "Hadn't I put myself in danger, we never would be getting any of this..." A few hundred people gathered Friday evening at the nearby state Capitol to protest the verdict.

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  • Six dead in Orlando workplace shooting
Six dead in Orlando workplace shooting

A disgruntled former employee opened fire Monday inside a Florida awning factory, killing five workers before killing himself, authorities said. Eight other people were inside the business when the shootings took place, he said. "I ask all Floridians to pray for the families impacted by this senseless act of violence". Throughout the afte...

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  • Weather Forecast: Heat wave hits inland mountains
Weather Forecast: Heat wave hits inland mountains

Temperatures will be well above average for the time of year and could create some issues for those sensitive to the heat. The National Weather Service is warning of a heat wave in the days ahead with temperatures peaking on Saturday .

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  • Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: 'witch hunt … very bad people!'
Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: 'witch hunt … very bad people!'

A cable news network is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation in order to gain access to former Director James Comey's memos detailing his interactions and meetings with President Donald Trump , documents that led to Comey's Senate testimony and have ultimately put Trump's trustworthiness on the line in the eyes of much of Washington ...

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  • 2 members of Ohio family bluegrass band dead, 1 hospitalized
2 members of Ohio family bluegrass band dead, 1 hospitalized

Police were called to the 9100 block of Dolphin Street on Thursday, responding to a 911 hang-up call from the home's landline. According to the band's Web site , Jacob is described as having once won Ohio's fiddle grand champion. Stockdale, a sophomore, is the third Kent State student death in the past week. The family's four sons Calvin , ...

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  • Trump Tweets Said To Undercut Travel Order Pending Before Supreme Court
Trump Tweets Said To Undercut Travel Order Pending Before Supreme Court

Trump continued: "The Justice Dept . should ask for an expedited hearing of the watered down Travel Ban before the Supreme Court - & seek much tougher version!" US President Donald Trump urged his Justice Department to shun political correctness and call a proposed restriction on travellers from certain Muslim countries what it's, a travel ...

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  • Verdict reached in trial of Minnesota officer
Verdict reached in trial of Minnesota officer

When Yanez pulled over the 32-year-old school cafeteria manager, who was in the vehicle with Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter, Castile told Yanez that he had a gun with him and was licensed to carry it, according to prosecutors. "Fuck this shit", Castile said before leaving the courtroom angrily. All six Baltimore officers charged over the 20...

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  • Trump details new Cuba policy
Trump details new Cuba policy

President Trump called on the Cuban regime to hand over "fugitives", specifically naming the New Jersey cop-killer Joanne Chesimard. Travelers utilizing this travel authorization must maintain a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that are meant to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promot...

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  • United States lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack
United States lawmakers weigh enhanced security after baseball field attack

They ran right into those guns and the bullets and they saved a lot lives. Both teams gathered on the field and kneeled in prayer for his recovery. The Republican lawmaker was treated at a Washington hospital Wednesday after a single rifle shot struck his hip during a shooting attack at a GOP congressional baseball practice in suburban Virgin...

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  • President Trump calls on Gov. Scott to run for US Senate
President Trump calls on Gov. Scott to run for US Senate

The White House officials said the Friday announcement will make good on a promise Trump made to reverse President Barack Obama's policies and regulations normalizing some aspects of the U.S. The lengthy statement went on to strike a conciliatory tone, saying Cuba wants to continue negotiations with the US on a variety of subjects. Supporters...

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  • Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods For Close To $13.7 Billion
Amazon Is Buying Whole Foods For Close To $13.7 Billion

Shares of Whole Foods closed at $42.68 on Friday, up 29 percent or $9.62. Whole Foods , whose fleet of stores now numbers more than 430 locations, has found it hard to attract more mainstream consumers as Walmart and other large chains have stepped up their sales of natural and organic products.

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  • Crapo comments on shooting at Republican baseball
Crapo comments on shooting at Republican baseball

The Post is reporting that "law-enforcement officials" have identified the man as James T. Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois. "We may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because, above all, they love our country", Trump said during a statement delivered in the ...

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  • Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say
Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say

Rutherford County Sheriff Michael Fitzhugh said the suspects fired shots, striking several cruisers, but his deputies weren't hit and didn't return fire to avoid endangering other motorists. Likewise, Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said in a press release, "We are relieved to know that these two risky individuals hav...

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  • Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'
Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

The FBI continues to process evidence in an effort to assess the potential motivations of the shooter, the agency said in a statement Friday. Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter.

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  • Border Patrol raids desert aid camp, arrests 4 from Mexico
Border Patrol raids desert aid camp, arrests 4 from Mexico

The federal agency said agents on Wednesday tracked the men walking north on a known smuggling route before the four entered the camp run by No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes, an organization that provides care for migrants along the U.S. They were a little over 11 miles (17.7 kilometers) north of the global border near the small town of Arivaca. The...

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  • President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says
President Trump not firing special counselor Robert Mueller, White House says

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) asked Rosenstein about these reports before reading several regulations for when a special prosecutor can be removed from their position. Mueller served as Federal Bureau of Investigation director prior to Comey was appointed to that position in September 2013. Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special cou...

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  • Fowler sets pace with brilliant 65 at US Open
Fowler sets pace with brilliant 65 at US Open

It is the type of tournament that produces historic, elite winners. And they had plenty of company in red numbers, so much that Erin Hills set a U.S. "I played great", said the 44-year-old, who shot 80 when playing with eventual victor Johnson in the final round at Oakmont. "They're a ideal speed, the ball is hugging its line, and so you're gon...

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  • President Trump's maybe-nonexistent White House tapes, explained
President Trump's maybe-nonexistent White House tapes, explained

This caused the Wall Street Journal to file a request with the Secret Service under the Freedom of Information Act. "It appears, from a review of Secret Service's main indices, that there are no records pertaining to your request that are referenced in these indices".

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  • Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation
Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation

The investigation into obstruction of justice into Trump reportedly started days after former FBI Director James Comey's May 9 ouster. Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presi...

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  • Woman convicted for telling her boyfriend to kill himself by text
Woman convicted for telling her boyfriend to kill himself by text

Carter waived her right to a jury trial. "Instructing Mr Roy to get back into the truck constitutes wanton and reckless conduct by Miss Carter , creating a situation where there is a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm would result to Mr Roy ", the judge said .

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  • Team Trump: Oval Office tapes? Talk to my lawyer
Team Trump: Oval Office tapes? Talk to my lawyer

One big strike against President Trump's insinuation that recordings of White House conversations might exist: The Secret Service isn't aware of any. Trump cited the memo in firing Comey. Perhaps the most convincing argument against the tapes' existence, though, is the fact that in this notoriously leaky White House , nothing about a tapi...

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  • FSU Scheduled for Saturday Night
FSU Scheduled for Saturday Night

On Thursday the baseball team will board a plane headed to Omaha for the fourth time in school history. The teams are divided into two brackets, and each bracket victor will be decided by a double-elimination mini-tournament. Oregon State (54-4) has the best record of any of the eight teams in the tournament, but the Beavers are also bringing ple...

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  • Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US
Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US

The heat warning extends from noon Saturday through 8 p.m. Tuesday . Take precautions to avoid heat illness. High's for today ( Friday's ) were projected to be in over the century mark, as well as on Saturday , before dropping to the mid-90s on Sunday , according to NWS forecast models.

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  • Letter to the editor: Health bill fairness
Letter to the editor: Health bill fairness

Senate has always been considered the world's greatest deliberative body and, as members of that body, we should each support open and robust debate", Schumer wrote to McConnell on behalf of Democrats . That's essentially what happened when Harry Reid and the Democrats removed the filibuster for executive-branch and most judicial nominations; ...

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