• Attorney General Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Attorney General Sessions to Testify Before Senate Intelligence Committee

In your statement, you said that you and the Federal Bureau of Investigation leadership team decided not to discuss the president's actions with Attorney General Sessions, even though he had not recused himself . In a letter seen by Reuters, Mr. Sessions told Senator Richard Shelby, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce,...

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  • Supreme Court Set to Hear Accusations of Wisconsin Gerrymandering
Supreme Court Set to Hear Accusations of Wisconsin Gerrymandering

In the Wisconsin case , a federal court struck down the districts as unconstitutional in November, finding they were drawn to unfairly minimize the influence of Democratic voters. They should allow policy and ideas - not the rules of the election itself - to win out in a political campaign. Gerrymandering on racial grounds has always been un...

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  • White Officers Fatally Shoot Black Woman Who Reported Burglary
White Officers Fatally Shoot Black Woman Who Reported Burglary

Seattle police have released the dashboard audio from the June 18 incident that killed Charleena Lyles . According to Police Detective Mark Jamieson , police were told of " hazard information " per a previous encounter with Lyles , which was why two officers responded.

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  • Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy
Democrats stall Senate work to protest healthcare secrecy

On Monday, Schumer and three other Democrats on the Senate committee on health, education, labor and pensions sent a letter addressed to Republican leaders demanding that they "schedule hearings to discuss, debate and hear testimony about the healthcare bill that you are now drafting in secret".

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  • What to expect from storms Sunday & Monday
What to expect from storms Sunday & Monday

Any storm that forms could produce locally heavy downpours and frequent lightning. Southwest wind 5 to 11 miles per hour. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm in the evening. Tuesday features a 50 percent chance for showers and storms, partly sunny skies, a high near 72 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Partly sunny, w...

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  • GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul
GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul

Groups fighting the Republican drive to replace Obamacare say they're anxious that investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail the GOP health-care bill. The resulting legislation would likely throw millions out of health insurance, he said, while granting "a big fat tax break for the wealthie...

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  • Did Amazon accidentally spark a bidding war for Whole Foods?
Did Amazon accidentally spark a bidding war for Whole Foods?

Though brick-and-mortar initiatives are relatively new , investors will see far more growth if Amazon could repeat its past success in this space. Don't expect Walmart , Costco and others to sit idly by while Amazon steals their business, JPMorgan analyst Paul Coster said Monday. In the meantime, other retailers are getting into t...

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  • Tech CEOs meet Donald Trump to discuss overhauling government's computer systems
Tech CEOs meet Donald Trump to discuss overhauling government's computer systems

After listing examples of backward technology in government, such as the Pentagon's use of floppy disks , he said their main goal is to improve the day-to-day lives of average citizens. Kushner , and his wife Ivanka, joined Trump on his visit here last month, but this will be his first stab at the type of Israeli-Palestinian shuttle diplomacy th...

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  • Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps
Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

Up to one-third of electoral maps in the USA could be affected by the justices' ruling, which is expected in the autumn. If the justices uphold the lower court ruling, the "efficiency gap" model used by the plaintiffs in this case could applied to legislative and congressional district maps in all 50 states.

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  • Everything you need to know about the Finsbury Park attack
Everything you need to know about the Finsbury Park attack

Then, something remarkable happened: An imam from the mosque outside of which the attack took place came outside and persuaded the angry, grief-stricken crowd to practice peace, not violence. BuzzFeed's James Ball was told by a witness, Abdulrahman Aloudi, that the attacker yelled "kill me, kill me, I want to kill all Muslims". Christine also expre...

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  • Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot
Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Scalise was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. Steve Scalise , who was shot in the left hip, had surgery Thursday related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg.

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  • Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between Israelis, Palestinians
Kushner to visit Middle East in pursuit of peace between Israelis, Palestinians

Given the positive relations President Donald Trump has established with all the major players in the region, it will be hard for them to turn down any request he and his emissaries make as they try to restart bilateral negotiations, Shapiro, who served as president Barack Obama's ambassador here from August 2011 until January 2011, said hours af...

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  • Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery
Scalise upgraded to serious condition after more surgery

Hodgkinson sprayed rifle fire at Republican congressmen on Wednesday as they practiced for a charity baseball game. But in the face of all evidence that Hodgkinson was a Democrat animated to go on a shooting rampage by his own political frustrations, New York Times political reporter Glenn Thrush looked to Trump.

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  • Justices take on fight over gerrymandering
Justices take on fight over gerrymandering

It will be the high court's first case in more than a decade on what's known as partisan gerrymandering. The state is one of several battlegrounds where Republicans and Democrats fought to a virtual draw in last year's presidential election, but where Republicans enjoy election districts that have given them a almost 2-to-1 advantage in the state A...

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  • Democrats Protest Senate Republican Health Care Secrecy
Democrats Protest Senate Republican Health Care Secrecy

Republicans are developing their health care plan in secret, completely forgoing the usual process of holding public committee hearings and having experts testify about proposed legislation. While a good number of Senate GOP members have also expressed frustration about the closed-door process being used to pass the bill, none have publicly rejec...

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  • Jay Sekulow: This Is A Manufactured Investigation
Jay Sekulow: This Is A Manufactured Investigation

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace seized on a mistake made by Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow , and dunked on him using his own words. Sekulow , who set out Sunday to deny the president is under investigation, said Trump fired FBI Director James Comey last month "based on numerous events, including recommendations from his attorney general and the de...

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  • Schumer, Senate Democrats Ask For Meeting With Republicans About Health Care Bill
Schumer, Senate Democrats Ask For Meeting With Republicans About Health Care Bill

It still would preserve Medicaid and the 3-to-1 federal match for poor residents' health care. GOP aides said nothing has been resolved. Since Democrats have 48 votes against dismantling the existing law, any three Republican senators could put a stop to this fantastically anti-democratic process.

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  • Newt Gingrich says Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'
Newt Gingrich says Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

Describing a phone conversation he had with Trump after the SC primary in February 2016, Gingrich said the presidential candidate said he was indeed under budget. Instead of blaming the shooter, Gingrich chose to blame anyone whose political views may not align with his own saying that left-wing "hysteria" is the cause.

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  • Friends raise more than $20000 for congressional shooting victim
Friends raise more than $20000 for congressional shooting victim

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body.

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  • Donald Trump: It's a witch hunt against me
Donald Trump: It's a witch hunt against me

The recusal made Rosenstein the effective Attorney General on those matters. President Donald Trump admitted to being under investigation Friday, in a perplexing tweet that assigned blame for the investigation to "the man who told me to fire the FBI Director".

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  • U.S. shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat
U.S. shoot-down of Syrian jet prompts Russian threat

The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier it would suspend cooperation with the United States and treat all "flying objects" operated by coalition forces west of the Euphrates River as "targets". "The Coalition does not try to fight Syrian regime, Russian, or pro-regime forces partnered with them". The coalition-partnered forces were members of the...

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  • #HoldTheFloor: Democrats grind Senate to halt in Obamacare repeal bill protest
#HoldTheFloor: Democrats grind Senate to halt in Obamacare repeal bill protest

Several moderate GOP Senators who represent states that have accepted Medicaid expansion plans per the Affordable Care Act have expressed concern over the drastic Medicaid cuts included in the AHCA. A group of ten Republican Senators are secretly meeting and writing a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. "Bless you. And that is another reason...

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  • Washington Redskins owner 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's trademark ruling
Washington Redskins owner 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's trademark ruling

After a federal court agreed with Tam and his band, the Patent and Trademark Office sued to avoid being compelled to register its name as a trademark. The court decided the ban on registering "scandalous, immoral, or disparaging remarks" violated the First Amendment. While defending the First Amendment's freedom of speech protection, the just...

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  • 3 men arrested for selling counterfeit Damien Hirst art
3 men arrested for selling counterfeit Damien Hirst art

Prosecutors say Lopreto used a stamp, printer and other tools to create the fake prints. He admitted at the time that he had sold over $1.5 million worth of fake Hirst prints since 2003. Two of the sales were made to an undercover investigator posing as a customer, DA Cyrus Vance's office said. Lopreto previously pleaded guilty to forging and s...

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  • Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks
Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks

Patent and Trademark Office tried to do when it denied registration of the Washington You-Know-Whos in 2014. Writing separately, Justice Anthony Kennedy said ban on disparaging trademarks was a clear form of viewpoint discrimination that is forbidden under the First Amendment.

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  • Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map
Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

In 2016, a federal district court agreed with those Democratic voters, ruling that the state's election map had been drawn for partisan advantage. Wisconsin Republicans dispute the assertion that they intentionally engineered a biased map, arguing that partisan skews in the map reflect a natural geographic advantage they have in redistricting...

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  • Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting
Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

Democrats hope a favorable decision will help them cut into GOP electoral majorities. It's entirely possible that Kennedy does not know what he will decide once the case is heard. What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existence of data-driven models to measure election results against other factors.

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  • Tech CEOs to visit White House
Tech CEOs to visit White House

Apple's Tim Cook also spoke up at the meeting, stating the coding should be made a mandatory requirement in US's schools. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said workers need more skills for a technology-based economy. The White House thinks it can learn from credit card companies about significantly reducing fraud. A 2016 U.S. Government Accou...

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  • Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote Could Happen As Soon As Next Week
Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote Could Happen As Soon As Next Week

My constituents are Americans just like the constituents in Republican states are Americans.They deserve to know what's about to happen to them. Highlighting healthcare issues "late into the evening in a series of speeches". Mitch McConnell and his Senate majority are committing a crime against transparent governance, popular representation, a...

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  • CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memo
CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memo

The "man" President Trump is referring to is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a letter recommending Comey be fired . Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

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  • Man dies trying to save 2 teens from ocean rip current
Man dies trying to save 2 teens from ocean rip current

He went into cardiac arrest, and was not breathing when he was finally pulled ashore. Atlantic Beach fire chief Adam Snyder told WNCT that the 21-year-old was transported to a local hospital and is in critical condition. A man recently died at Atlantic Beach after trying to rescue two teenage girls from a rip current; another man died after...

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  • Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race
Handel, Ossoff make last appeals in Georgia US House race

President Trump on Monday called out Democrat Jon Ossoff for living outside of the 6th Congressional District in Georgia, where he is running for a House seat. The closely watched congressional special election in Georgia is tomorrow, and Republicans are more than a little nervous about losing a seat they assumed would be theirs indefinitely.

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  • Mike Pence hires outside lawyer for Russian Federation probe
Mike Pence hires outside lawyer for Russian Federation probe

Although Pence has not been at the center of the questions raised about Trump campaign officials, he hasn't escaped unscathed. Yesterday, Mueller citing reports from Washington Post , is now looking into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign .

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  • White House press secretary Sean Spicer expected to take less public role
White House press secretary Sean Spicer expected to take less public role

Among the potential candidates: conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham for press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko for communications director . The Trump administration, however, has had trouble filling a number of posts, and the communications shop is no different. Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee S...

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  • Sizzling heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US
Sizzling heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

In the Arizona desert near the U.S. -Mexico border, the heat can be so deadly that the Border Patrol reassigns agents and resources to areas that are especially unsafe for immigrants. A punishing heat wave has arrived in the Southwestern U.S. and brought temperatures that will approach 120 degrees in Arizona. Tourists hitting the Las Vegas Stri...

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