• Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures
Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

In what was the hottest day of the year so far in the mountains, two firefighters suffered heat-related injuries as the blaze spread across an estimated 850 acres, officials said. By Tuesday, electrical power was knocked out in most of Big Bear Valley because the fire reignited where it originally started and blasted through Southern California Edi...

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  • Sean Spicer, asked if he's changing jobs: 'I'm right here'
Sean Spicer, asked if he's changing jobs: 'I'm right here'

His post criticized a detail from the article - that Bannon, via text message to a reporter, explained that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's appearance was the reason why. It remains unclear when the change might happen for Spicer, who for months has found himself at the center of discussions about a potential West Wing shakeup; the of...

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  • Spicer: Trump may address potential Comey tapes this week
Spicer: Trump may address potential Comey tapes this week

After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the FBI's investigation of the so-called Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the responsibility for supervising the Russia probe went to U.S. Comey later testified that he'd authorized a friend to disclose to the media his notes on conversations with Trump about ...

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  • Netanyahu: No Limit To Palestinian Lies About Jerusalem Terror Attack
Netanyahu: No Limit To Palestinian Lies About Jerusalem Terror Attack

President Donald Trump ", Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesperson for Abbas, said in a statement on the official PA news site Wafa. Greenblatt has made a good impression on both Israelis and Palestinians, but it is not clear if either the Israelis or the Palestinians are willing to make the compromises necessary for a peace deal.

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  • Republicans to unveil revised Senate GOP health care bill on Thursday
Republicans to unveil revised Senate GOP health care bill on Thursday

Of course, Senate conservatives don't need to muster big numbers to kill this bill. Republicans are working to implement better ideas. They're keeping the bill hidden. Susan Collins , R-Maine, and Rand Paul , R-Ky., the two senators at each end of their party's spectrum. "That for me is a nonstarter". There were also rumblings of discontent by...

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  • Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Jury Deadlocked on Day Three
Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Jury Deadlocked on Day Three

They looked more upbeat than previous nights. Jurors made the requests a few minutes after resuming deliberations. "My gut feeling is that they have at least one or two jurors hung", said Cohen, who a year ago represented former-Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in a battery case.

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  • GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences
GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

It is possible, of course, that public disapproval of the secrecy of the process and of the bill itself - once we see it - could combine to dissuade a few moderate GOP Senators from voting for the bill, perhaps dooming it. The committee's Republican chairman, Rep. Ed Royce of California, explained to Connolly during a committee meeting that he wa...

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  • Charleena Lyles shooting: Police shouted 'get back' before killing pregnant mother
Charleena Lyles shooting: Police shouted 'get back' before killing pregnant mother

Family members said Lyles had experienced mental health problems in the past year and that she was several months pregnant , which BuzzFeed News couldn't immediately confirm. "Get back!" before gunfire is heard. Detective Patrick Michaud said Seattle officers are required to carry a less-lethal option to subdue suspects and have a choice bet...

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  • Tornado Touched Down In Delaware, NWS Confirms
Tornado Touched Down In Delaware, NWS Confirms

National Weather Service officials are expected to visit eastern Pennsylvania and DE to determine whether a strong storm on Monday spawned one or more tornadoes. A downburst from a powerful storm, which produces straight-line winds, is often confused with a tornado. A video of the tornado at its height was shared on the Delaware Electric Cooper...

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  • Ohio Coroner Investigating Otto Warmbier's Death
Ohio Coroner Investigating Otto Warmbier's Death

After 17 months of detention, the North Korean government last week handed the 22-year-old over to US authorities in a vegetative state. She says Warmbier's death "touches the American heart like no other". He was salutatorian of his high school class and was on the soccer team. In a report, The New York Times said that the tweet is "an extra...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf
Tropical Storm Cindy forms in Gulf

The National Hurricane Center has issued a TROPICAL STORM WARNING from High Island, Texas (east of Houston) to the mouth of the Pearl River at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. The NOAA advisory also notes the potential for hazards including tornadoes in south-central Louisiana and the western Florida panhandle, and extensive rain in pa...

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  • Escaped inmates captured in Tenn., GBI says
Escaped inmates captured in Tenn., GBI says

Jimmy Patton said Friday. According to authorities, while in the couple's home from around 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. ET, the inmates ate and stole clothes and jewelry from the couple. Sills described the fugitives as violent repeat offenders and extremely risky, having taken the guards' 9mm pistols. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills offere...

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  • Extreme heat out west delays flights
Extreme heat out west delays flights

This increased to nearly 50, however, according to a statement from the airline sent to AZ Central . American Airlines says seven regional flights have been delayed and 43 have been canceled because of a heat wave threatening to bring 120 degrees to Phoenix .

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  • Florida upends Louisville to reach bracket final in CWS
Florida upends Louisville to reach bracket final in CWS

LSU (49-18), 6 p.m. Each factored into Florida's 5-1 win against Louisville Tuesday at the College World Series . The victory means that the Gators don't have to play until Friday, when a win would push them into the best-of-three championship series against the victor from the other bracket.

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  • Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks
Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks

The Supreme Court past year rejected the team's petition to have its case heard alongside The Slants' case, and the team's appeal of the initial trademark board ruling is still winding through lower courts. Six of the team's registrations were cancelled after the Trademark Trial and Appeals Board found the team's name offensive to American In...

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  • Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead
Suspect in train station blast confirmed dead

The police spokesperson said: "There was an incident at Central Station". Belgian newspaper La Libre said the man attracted the attention of soldiers in the station before triggering the explosions, which happened around 9 p.m. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport in Marc...

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  • Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks
Kushner heading to Mideast for peace talks

Kushner and Greenblatt will sound out both sides "about their priorities and potential next steps" as part of Trump's attempt to "spearhead a peace effort" that collapsed in 2014, a White House official said. However, Hamas was quick to debunk the terrorist group's claim as it insists that it was them who made the attack. He has cast Middle East...

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  • Suspected attacker shot and killed at Brussels station
Suspected attacker shot and killed at Brussels station

Belgium's Crisis Centre, which monitors security threats in the country, said it did not see a need to raise the country's terror threat to the highest level and kept it at the second-highest mark. The police spokesman said: "There was an incident at Central Station". Photos posted on social media showed a small fire in the station. That area, wh...

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  • Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe
Where things stand with Special Counsel Mueller's Russian Federation probe

The other rumor that's been going around is that the president is not happy with special counsel Robert Mueller and was - at one point anyway - on the brink of firing him, on the ground that he's biased. "It looks like we have got a simmering tea kettle here, and the President seems to be testing the waters about whether he ought to go ahead and ...

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  • Ham radio operators to hold field day Saturday
Ham radio operators to hold field day Saturday

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, the group will set up antennas and radio equipment at five different locations and continue through 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public to come out and see a demonstration practice of emergency communication.

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  • Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat
Australia suspends air strikes in Syria after Russian Federation threat

Moscow has condemned the US downing of the Syrian government fighter jet after it dropped bombs nears USA partner forces. London [U.K], June 20: Australia has suspended air strikes over Syria "as a precautionary measure" after Russian Federation threatened that it would consider any plane from the USA led coalition flying west of Euphrates as p...

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  • US Senate moves to punish Moscow over 2016 alleged meddling
US Senate moves to punish Moscow over 2016 alleged meddling

The bill, imposing another round of sanctions on Russian Federation, was passed in a 97-2 vote on Wednesday and is yet to be considered by the House of Representatives. Known as the Crapo Amendment , after Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, the measure was endorsed by Foreign Relations Comm...

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  • Police blame road rage for killing of teenage Muslim girl
Police blame road rage for killing of teenage Muslim girl

US Police say that the killing of a Muslim girl near a mosque close to Washington DC is being treated as a road rage incident . Virginia resident Hassanen was murdered on June 18 after she had gone out with her friends. Witnesses told police that the teens scattered after Torres drove his vehicle on the curb, but he caught up with s...

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  • Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost
Mueller's Probe Expands to Jared Kushner's Business Ties — WashPost

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The interviews are some of the first indications of the efforts of Mueller's newly assembled team.

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  • White House discussing moving Sean Spicer to new role
White House discussing moving Sean Spicer to new role

Several news outlets reported on Monday that Spicer may soon be filling a new role , removing him from delivering the White House's daily press briefings . Baldwin similarly seemed baffled by Spicer's latest performance and asked Acosta if Spicer was even talking with Trump about his views of important issues such as climate change.

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  • Foo Fighters Announce New Album Concrete And Gold
Foo Fighters Announce New Album Concrete And Gold

Grohl said he wanted that big rock sound with " Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement ..." Dave Grohl and the gang have revealed plans for their next studio album. The Foo Fighters have additionally announced a massive one-day festival called Cal Jam 17 , which is set to take place on October 7 in San Bernardino, California.

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  • Spicer hasn't talked Russia meddling with Trump
Spicer hasn't talked Russia meddling with Trump

We don't KNOW that Bannon was joking , mind you . Spicer, who has years of Washington , D.C., communications experience, is expected to focus more on message development and strategy, rather than serving as one of the administration's most visible public figures.

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  • Live Decision Desk results from the Georgia special election
Live Decision Desk results from the Georgia special election

The most expensive congressional race is history is too close to call as supporters of Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel wait anxiously for returns in the special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district .

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  • US Supreme Court agrees to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering
US Supreme Court agrees to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

But it has never disallowed a map on the ground that it was drawn to give an unfair advantage to a political party. The case will be one of the biggest heard in the supreme court term that begins in October. A dozen Democratic voters filed suit in 2015 against state election officials over the redistricting, saying the Republican-backed plan divi...

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  • Despite China's 'Help With North Korea, It Has Not Worked Out'
Despite China's 'Help With North Korea, It Has Not Worked Out'

And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it". The presidential office also urged the North to quickly release South Korean and U.S. Doctors had described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a " severe neurological injury " of unknown cause.

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  • Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election
Republican Karen Handel Wins Georgia House Election

Her win comes after losing bids for governor in 2010 and the Senate in 2014, and it builds on a business and political career she built after leaving an abusive home as a teen. Secretary of State spokeswoman Candice Broce said some voters were told to use provisional ballots. Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant spoke one-on-one with ...

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  • Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia
Republican wins costly congressional race in Georgia

The race pitted 30-year-old Democrat and political neophyte Jon Ossoff against Handel , who is Georgia's former Secretary of State. Trump tweeted: "Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th". Mitt Romney carried the district by more than 23 points when he faced former President Barack Obama in 2012. Should H...

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  • Republican Handel Beats Democrat Ossoff In Georgia 6th Special Election
Republican Handel Beats Democrat Ossoff In Georgia 6th Special Election

Anxious faces at the election party for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff , as results come in. The president said: " KAREN HANDEL FOR CONGRESS". Election officials for a Georgia county in the 6th Congressional District say two polling places will stay open late after an equipment problem delayed the start of voting.

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  • CNN Displeased: White House Restricts Media Access
CNN Displeased: White House Restricts Media Access

While Bannon likely saw such a reply as a joke, it's a sign of the times we are living in when the White House offers a fat-shaming joke in response to why they have put a limit on the free press. Trump boasted last week on Twitter . "Evidently he gets angry when you don't". "You get attack but no justification", she said. Meanwhile, press ...

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  • There may be someone new at Trump's White House press podium
There may be someone new at Trump's White House press podium

Since the announcement Monday, Spicer has yet to answer any questions about why he's leaving the press secretary role. A reporter for The Atlantic texted White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon over why the decision was made to go off-camera for more of the briefings, and he texted back, " Sean got fatter".

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