• Russian Federation investigation just beginning, Schiff says
Russian Federation investigation just beginning, Schiff says

Comey. The president made the determination to remove the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after consultation with others. "It would be a particularly unfortunate result for the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General to both recuse themselves, after the FBI Director was sacked, leaving the investigation to be run by the Assoc...

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  • Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Even so, lobbyists and lawmakers said final decisions had yet to be made on some issues, including how to make sure that health care tax subsidies Republicans would provide can not used to buy insurance that covers abortion. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Democrats fired back at the process of the legislation and complained that they weren't seeing ...

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  • GOP Senators Working On Health Bill Weigh Deeper Reductions In Medicaid
GOP Senators Working On Health Bill Weigh Deeper Reductions In Medicaid

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) voting against it. Democrats unanimously supported the bill after they were able to add an amendment to it imposing new sanctions against Russian Federation, too. If Republican senators vote for the Senate health care bill, it's likely to show Republican unity and make good on a seven-year campaign pro...

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  • S.Korea's Moon asks north to free captives
S.Korea's Moon asks north to free captives

President Donald Trump had urged the nation to pray for Otto Warmbier , describing his ordeal as a "truly bad thing". South Korean President Moon Jae-in says North Korea must bear "heavy responsibility" for the death of a 22-year-old US college student it detained for almost a year and a half.

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  • Lansing among a dozen cities to get help fighting crime
Lansing among a dozen cities to get help fighting crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during the Justice Department's National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, in Bethesda, Md., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A Department of Justice spokesman said Buffalo and the other cities were selected "through a process that considers both quantitative and qualitative measures".

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  • California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear
California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear

Forest Service with the firefighting efforts. Officials haven't released what was being stored in the buildings. At approximately 3:15 pm this afternoon, a fire was reported in Holcomb Valley near the Big Bear Transfer Station. It's not an immediate threat to any structures, but a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, two campgrounds and State ...

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  • Tropical Storm Bret forms off coast of northern South America
Tropical Storm Bret forms off coast of northern South America

The European model continues to track Invest 93L moving toward the Texas/Mexico border and away from a Florida Panhandle landfall by Thursday morning as likely Tropical Storm Bret or Cindy, though it is not expected to be more than a weak tropical storm.

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  • How could Amazon's Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?
How could Amazon's Whole Foods takeover affect suppliers?

Ripka had once compared nabbing Whole Foods as an anchor tenant to " going to the ball with one of the belles ", and his opinion on this has not changed, despite the new opportunities for online grocery shopping that Amazon's purchase could open up.

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  • Las Cruces City Council Votes To Support Goals Of Paris Climate Agreement
Las Cruces City Council Votes To Support Goals Of Paris Climate Agreement

A number of proponents spoke out, saying the majority of climate scientists agree climate change is caused by human activity. Ferguson Township's Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a resolution committing to the Paris Climate Agreement and achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the township by no later than 2050.

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  • Police release dashcam video of chickenshit fuck Jeronimo Yanez killing Philando Castile
Police release dashcam video of chickenshit fuck Jeronimo Yanez killing Philando Castile

The recording includes a conversation Yanez then had with his supervisor, St. Anthony Police Officer Tressa Sunde. The video was made public just days after the officer was acquitted on all counts in the case. Castile , a 32-year-old cafeteria manager, had nothing to do with the robbery. But I wasn't given enough time and like I said he had no ...

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  • Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia
Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

Gillespie beat State Sen. I will be a governor for all Virginians, and our policies will benefit all Virginians. For Gubernatorial primaries, about 320K Democrats came out to vote in 2013, giving Senator Creigh Deeds his failing bid against Republican Bob McDonell.

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  • Schumer Collides With McConnell Ahead of Senate Democratic Protest Over Trumpcare
Schumer Collides With McConnell Ahead of Senate Democratic Protest Over Trumpcare

The Senate Democrats intend to use measures like last night's red-eye speech train to disrupt and prolong the legislative process and prevent the bill from coming up for its planned floor vote next week. Under the Senate rules, Republicans need only 51 votes to pass the bill, and don't need to face a Democratic filibuster - and a 60-vote threshol...

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  • Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps
Supreme Court to consider limits on partisan drawing of election maps

Justices in the past have struck down electoral maps as illegal in the past. The case will be heard when the Supreme Court's term begins in November. The "wasted votes" is regarding the simple majority of 50.1 percent required to win a race. "A rule against partisan gerrymandering will have a major impact for communities of color, where parti...

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  • Killing of Muslim teen being probed as road rage incident
Killing of Muslim teen being probed as road rage incident

But many American Muslims are skeptical. Torres then put her into his vehicle and took her to another location in Loudoun County. Nabra Hassanen's body was found in a pond Sunday afternoon, hours after she and a group of friends who had been praying all night at the mosque, went for breakfast at an IHOP and were confronted by a man while wa...

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  • Mike Pence hired former Attorney General to represent him in Russian Federation investigation
Mike Pence hired former Attorney General to represent him in Russian Federation investigation

Cullen - who has experience litigating the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - is a former USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Last month, President Trump hired his own lawyer, Marc Kasowitz , to handle Russia-related investigations by the FBI and U.S. congressional committees.

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  • Indiana Details Jobless Numbers Around The State
Indiana Details Jobless Numbers Around The State

Though Nicollet County had the lowest unemployment numbers in the region at a jobless rate of 2.6 percent in May, that actually was a slight increase from 2.5 percent in April. The highest unemployment rates were found in Natrona (5.4%), Fremont (5.3%), and Campbell (5.1%) counties. Construction, which remains strong in Ruidoso and surrounding su...

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  • Redskins Could Score After Slants' Trademark Win
Redskins Could Score After Slants' Trademark Win

The Slants had attempted to trademark their name in 2011, and the USPTO turned them down based on a "disparagement clause" in federal trademark law, which prohibits the registering of trademarks that could be offensive to particular groups or people.

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  • Astoria construction accident involving falling cinder block injures three people, officials say
Astoria construction accident involving falling cinder block injures three people, officials say

A second person was also transported to Elmhurst Hospital with critical injuries. Two victims have been removed from the rubble and were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and firefighters were working to extricate a third. The neighbor added that she was anxious about construction material being placed on the roof. The building is in ...

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  • Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles
Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles

Ryan , in a prepared speech directed towards members of National Association of Manufacturers , affirmed that the reforms will be completed before 2017 draws to a close. "We are actually unique in the world in the way we discourage capital from coming back to America and how we incentivize off-shoring jobs", he'll say.

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  • Gerrymandering: Drawing Districts for Political Advantage
Gerrymandering: Drawing Districts for Political Advantage

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal of an OH law that changed the standards for absentee and provisional ballots in ways that critics said posed an illegal burden on minority voters. The trial to hear the North Carolina challenge was set to begin June 26, however that case was continued today after the Supreme Court said it would hear the ...

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  • Heat wave prompts year's first power grid warning
Heat wave prompts year's first power grid warning

And the manager of the state's power grid issued a Flex Alert for this afternoon and Wednesday afternoon, urging residents to voluntarily conserve electricity to ease demand on the system . The week's hot temperatures are expected to drive up people's use of air conditioners, which can strain the power grid. That would be an the highest usage in...

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  • Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional
Supreme Court to decide whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional

If the Court took the very unlikely but possible step of setting a standard to overturn partisan gerrymanders, then the implications and ramifications would be far reaching since numerous states now have partisan gerrymanders similar to Wisconsin's .

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  • US Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy
US Democrats protest Senate Republican healthcare secrecy

Yet Democrats were hoping it would have at least two effects - scare off Republicans wavering over whether to back the measure, and show liberal activists that Democrats are aggressively trying to thwart the legislation, even though they lack the votes to derail it.

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  • Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals
Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals

Jos Buttler, Joe Root and Alex Hales posted half-centuries for England , while Liam Plunkett took four for 55. "I am sure we will come hard at their top order which is playing very well. He left with a long look behind at the pitch, but afterwards admitted it was largely a case of credit to the opposition. "We all know the importance of gettin...

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  • Mom attacked 11-year-old daughter in attempted exorcism
Mom attacked 11-year-old daughter in attempted exorcism

Kimberly Felder , 45, stripped her daughter naked and shoved sand into her mouth and into her eyes before a witness tried to stop the attack at a secluded beach in Ferndale, a North Coast town about 115 miles north of San Francisco on Friday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's office said.

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  • Mueller hasn't made a decision to investigate Trump for obstruction
Mueller hasn't made a decision to investigate Trump for obstruction

After President Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner was reported to have discussed setting up a secret and secure communications channel with Moscow during a meeting with Russia's ambassador to Washington , his representatives started contacting high-powered criminal lawyers about representing him, according to a report ...

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  • House Health Care Plan Formally Moves to Senate
House Health Care Plan Formally Moves to Senate

That makes it pretty much impossible for the GOP to press forward with a tax reform package in the next few months. GOP senators, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), have openly acknowledged that getting the votes to pass healthcare reform will be extremely hard.

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  • Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast
Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

Forecasters say the system is expected to be near the Louisiana coast by Wednesday, with some strengthening possible. 'Enough tropical moisture will spread from the Florida Peninsula to the Florida Panhandle and more of the central Gulf coast as the week progresses, ' Sosnowski said.

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  • Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home
Remains of 7 sailors killed in US ship collision return home

They were also investigating why the cargo ship took almost an hour before reporting the collision . The ship, he continued, experienced rapid flooding of three large compartments that included a machinery room and two berthing areas for the ship's 116-member crew.

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  • Rock Band's Court Win Bodes Well for Redskins
Rock Band's Court Win Bodes Well for Redskins

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the U.S. Asian-American rock band The Slants pose for a photo with the Statue of Liberty in the distance behind them. "(The idea that the g...

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  • Donald Trump condemns 'brutal' North Korean regime following Otto Warmbier's death
Donald Trump condemns 'brutal' North Korean regime following Otto Warmbier's death

The travel agency specializes in North Korea tours and is based in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. Mr Warmbier died in OH yesterday, days after being released by North Korea. The University of Virginia student was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group. North Korea said last week that it had released ...

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  • Georgia House race, most expensive in US history, finally heads to voters
Georgia House race, most expensive in US history, finally heads to voters

Eight years later, when she was running against current Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary, Handel and her staff vehemently denied she had ever been affiliated with the Log Cabin Republicans. One Democratic operative working on the Georgia race expressed shock that focus groups showed that people knew intricacies of the legislation and th...

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  • US Supreme Court rules that free speech trumps ban of offensive names
US Supreme Court rules that free speech trumps ban of offensive names

Tam , could restore federal protections to trademarks of the Redskins NFL team, but would not shield it if the FCC concluded the name was a racial slur. It all started when The Slants , a rock band from Portland , Oregon, filed for a trademark to protect the name of their increasingly popular band in 2010.

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  • Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic
Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic

Bernie Sanders by championing progressive ideals that could be tested on the national stage. He'll go on to face Virginia Lt. Governor Ralph Northam in the General Election in November. Welcome to the Oldest Political News Web Site on The Internet. He said he was drawn to Perriello after watching his town hall meetings online. In Virginia,...

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  • White House confirms Trump met with Mueller
White House confirms Trump met with Mueller

Officials say that changed shortly after Comey's firing. The two hour-long testimony saw Comey further informing that Trump had directed him to drop an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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