• Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix with 120 expected
Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix with 120 expected

The National Weather Service has described the heat wave as "rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly". Authorities issues warnings about heat-related dangers Wednesday, a day after Phoenix and the southwestern United States sweltered through one of the hottest days on record.

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  • Oil, NatGas Shut-Ins Begin as TS Cindy Bears Down on Gulf Coast
Oil, NatGas Shut-Ins Begin as TS Cindy Bears Down on Gulf Coast

The storm's impact on Central Texas is expected to be minimal, with today's forecast predicting less rain than was predicted Tuesday afternoon, Bob Rose, Lower Colorado River Authority meteorologist, said in a blog post Wednesday morning.

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  • Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty
Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty

Castile told him that he had a gun, and the officer - rather than asking for his carry permit, or asking where the gun was, or asking to see Castile's hands - just says, "Don't reach for it then". The verdict was met with immediate outrage and a protest held at the state Capitol in St. Paul, before moving onto Interstate 94. Castile , 32, was...

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  • Trump basks in GOP special election wins at Iowa rally
Trump basks in GOP special election wins at Iowa rally

Fast forward to present day and Trump has been backed into a corner on a number of issues, and chose to hold an early re-election in Iowa on June 21 to build up his confidence. "You won. Now is not the time to rally", read the editorial on the front page of The Gazette. By the evening, he was set to tour a community college agriculture program in...

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  • Descent Into Secrecy: Senate Health Talks Speak To Steady Retreat From Transparency
Descent Into Secrecy: Senate Health Talks Speak To Steady Retreat From Transparency

The remarks, first reported by the Associated Press , were a surprising critique of a Republican-written House measure whose passage Mr. Trump fought for and embraced. Some in Congress have indicated they want to see it go forward for a vote by July 4. AshLee Strong, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan , said "congressional Republ...

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  • Trump ready to rally base in Cedar Rapids events Wednesday
Trump ready to rally base in Cedar Rapids events Wednesday

It was also an opportunity for Mr. Trump and Iowans to give a send-off to former Gov. Terry Branstad , who is soon taking over his duties as US ambassador to China. Branstad was sworn in last month. Trump has made several forays to states that he won over Democrat Hillary Clinton for political rallies reminiscent of his 2016 campaign.

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  • Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russian Federation and Iran
Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russian Federation and Iran

A senior administration official said the White House is unhappy with measures in the Senate bill created to limit Trump's ability to ease the sanctions without congressional approval. Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. voting against it. Under President Obama, top White House officials warned that sanctions would be unsafe to the...

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  • North Korean officials troubled by Warmbier death
North Korean officials troubled by Warmbier death

Doctors in the United States said his condition was probably caused by a heart attack that cut the blood supply to his brain. Beijing , which wants resumed USA negotiations with North Korea , was hoping for "positive outcomes" from Wednesday's dialogue, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.

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  • Dash Cam Video of Philando Castile's Fatal Shooting Has Been Released
Dash Cam Video of Philando Castile's Fatal Shooting Has Been Released

He fired seven shots at Castile just seconds after the 32-year-old told the officer he had a gun. Now the court has released dash cam video of the shooting . Ms Reynolds' then four-year-old daughter starts to get out of the vehicle and is grabbed by an officer. In the transcript , the officer makes numerous mentions of the odor of mari...

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  • NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft
NewsAlert: Vegas Golden Knights select Calvin Pickard first in expansion draft

The 31st general manager of the NHL is having a blast as the most powerful man in hockey at the current moment in time. While some of their choices are unrestricted free agents, they've got the potential to build a tough, young lineup. Actor Joe Manganiello will host the event. But the franchise's ultimate haul won't be limited to the players ...

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  • Sen. Johnson: Without time to review health care bill, 'I won't
Sen. Johnson: Without time to review health care bill, 'I won't

Some Republican senators are protesting that Senate GOP leadership's plan to vote next week on a healthcare bill lawmakers and the public haven't seen yet is too much of a rush and could undermine their constituents. Chris Murphy (D-CT). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , defending the closed-door sessions, has said all Senate Republican...

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  • Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer
Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

What is Chicago's highest heat index? Records were smashed across Arizona. That doesn't give very much relief and makes reaching the record high today much more likely. As global temperatures continue to rise, some of the heaviest planes on the longest flights may eventually be unable to depart during the hottest part of summer days, Horton s...

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  • Trump's job approval rating drops to 36%
Trump's job approval rating drops to 36%

In the bi-partisan poll, 36 percent of people feel Trump is doing a good job running the country, to go with 63 percent who disapprove of how Trump has handled the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election .

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  • Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition
Scalise upgraded to 'fair' condition

MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday morning that Scalise, R-Jefferson, "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Residents and city officials are determined both to see that the high-profile shooting attack June 14 does not define the community, and to see tonight's Little League games as a milestone in that...

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  • 'Much Feared' Supervolcano Hit With 464 Earthquakes In One Week
'Much Feared' Supervolcano Hit With 464 Earthquakes In One Week

The largest quake in the swarm hit was recorded on June 15, a magnitude 4.5 natural disaster, according to the statement issued June 19. "The quake was reported felt in the towns of West Yellowstone and Gardiner, Montana, in Yellowstone National Park , and elsewhere in the surrounding region".

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  • Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care
Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care

Senate Republicans are working on their own version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act after House Republicans in May approved a measure that would phase out the expansion of Medicaid to people making slightly too much to qualify for the traditional program.

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  • Hate crime motive probed in Muslim teen's murder
Hate crime motive probed in Muslim teen's murder

Nabra Hassanen , 17, was remembered as a shining example of kindness and openness during the services, where about 5,000 people gathered to show their solidarity. "That's the myth, isn't it?" the chief said. "In the general area, it's very somber [and] we're obviously upset - people are sad, some are scared, some are concerned", he said.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy grows closer
Tropical Storm Cindy grows closer

The tropical storm is set to make landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border later Wednesday before dissipating into a tropical depression as it enters southern Arkansas, according to the latest advisory. Life-threatening flash flooding is possible, NHC forecasters said. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a statewide state of emergency on Tuesda...

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  • As Mourning Continues for Nabra Hassanen, Prosecutors Move Forward
As Mourning Continues for Nabra Hassanen, Prosecutors Move Forward

Hassanen's friends fled, leaving the girl behind. At around 10:00 a.m., according to a police report from the Metropolitan Police Department, officers arrested Jonathan Soloman , of SC, on charges of "attending or kindling bonfires". The ADAMS Center has set up a fundraising page for Hassanen's family, and a GoFundMe page for her funeral co...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy weakens a bit; forecast track shows little change
Tropical Storm Cindy weakens a bit; forecast track shows little change

Forecasters say as much as 6 to 12 inches of rain could pound parts of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, and 3 to 6 inches could fall in eastern Texas. New Orleans could see about four to six inches. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a statewide state of emergency on Tuesday, with Gov. John Bel Edwards of Louisiana ...

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  • Cosby's lawyer says Bill and the woman accusing him had secret affairs
Cosby's lawyer says Bill and the woman accusing him had secret affairs

For example, she said the assault that occurred at his Cheltenham home was the only time she was ever alone with Cosby . But as the deliberations drag on, noted Toronto defence lawyer Monte MacGregor told the Toronto Sun the lack of a verdict suggests a stalemate in the jury room.

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  • Karen Handel's Victory in Georgia Was Bigger Than Trump's
Karen Handel's Victory in Georgia Was Bigger Than Trump's

Here's what you need to know about the special election set into motion by former Rep. Tom Price's acceptance as Trump's new Secretary of Health and Human Services. But, with the Russian Federation investigation closing in on him more each day and with Congressional Republicans incapable of agreeing on anything beyond naming a post office, ...

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  • Top Real Madrid star has his 'heart set' on Man United move
Top Real Madrid star has his 'heart set' on Man United move

Jose Mourinho has expressed concerns over making a bid for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, according to reports . United have been strongly linked with a move for their former forward, but Perez is not thinking about the possibility of Real losing their talisman.

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  • False alarm as major quake reported in California
False alarm as major quake reported in California

HST. It turns out that researchers from the California Institute of Technology had been using new information to relocate the epicenter of a 1925 quake in the Santa Barbara Channel, and somehow set off the automated alert that went out to email accounts.

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  • 'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says
'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

He credits him along with President Trump with getting Otto back home. "They did not do this out of the kindness of their hearts", Warmbier said of his son's release . Three Americans remain in North Korea custody. What it means for U.S. "He doesn't deserve this", Fred Warmbier told The Cincinnati Enquirer in an interview last month.

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  • Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel
Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

Mark Warner was particularly displeased with the secrecy, which DHS said was necessary to preserve trust from its local partners. Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testified before the House Intelligence Committee over the Russian Federation probe into possible interference and collusion into our presidential electio...

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  • Wisconsin Assembly to take up bill limiting recounts
Wisconsin Assembly to take up bill limiting recounts

Under the bill, only candidates within 1 percent of the winner's vote total in an election with at least 4,000 votes would be eligible to request a recount. Wisconsin's ban on baiting and feeding deer in counties with chronic wasting disease would be scaled back under a bill headed to Gov. Scott Walker .

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  • Environmentalists win in Pennsylvania court over gas drilling in forests
Environmentalists win in Pennsylvania court over gas drilling in forests

The majority says police vehicle recordings, as a general rule, are not exempt from public disclosure. PSP denied releasing the dash cam footage citing the criminal investigative records exemption of the state's Right to Know Law . The requester, Michelle Grove, wanted videos taken after a crash in Potters Mills, about 15 miles east of State C...

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  • Flights Out Of Phoenix Were Canceled Because It's Too Hot To Fly
Flights Out Of Phoenix Were Canceled Because It's Too Hot To Fly

Providing some background to the news , Climate Central noted in its coverage: "All-time record hot or not, the extreme weather has the potential to be life-threatening". and 6 p.m., local time, as the Bombardier CRJ aircraft scheduled for these flights have a maximum operating temperature of 48 C. Seven flights were also canceled Monday, ...

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  • USA judge declares mistrial in Cosby sex assault case
USA judge declares mistrial in Cosby sex assault case

But prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial, which O'Neill suggested could start within four months. Bill Cosby talks to the news media as he leaves the Allegheny County Courthouse on May 24, 2017, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania .

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  • Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint
Canadian man charged in stabbing of airport officer in Flint

The suspect is Canadian resident Amor Ftouhi, who was charged in U.S. District Court with committing a violent act in an airport after he allegedly stabbed a police officer at Flint Bishop International Airport on Wednesday morning. Police said no other threats were identified, while the Mayor of the city, Karen Weaver, stated that the situation wa...

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  • Trump cancels Obama's 'one-sided' Cuban deal
Trump cancels Obama's 'one-sided' Cuban deal

The previous administration's easing of restrictions of travel and trade does not help the Cuban people. The historic deal Obama struck with Cuba in 2014 led to the 2016 opening of a Starwood hotel on the island - the "first Cuban hotel managed by a US company in almost 60 years", according to the Post , and other hotel companies had hoped to ...

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  • Ryan: Some tax-reform provisions don't have to be permanent
Ryan: Some tax-reform provisions don't have to be permanent

Speaking before the National Association of Manufacturers , Ryan said an emphasis would be placed on "charitable giving, buying a house and saving for retirement". Congressional Republicans are planning to pass a tax package under a procedure in which they need only a simple majority in the Senate - preventing Democrats from blocking it.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf
Tropical Storm Cindy could create 3-foot storm surge near Gulf

Tropical Storm Cindy continues to churn in the Gulf of Mexico , but effects from the storm are already being felt across the southern United States. Onshore flow happens when air moves from sea to land, usually with increased moisture. The TVA manages 49 dams to regulate water, provide power and help control downstream flooding.

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  • Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car
Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

Yanez fired seven bullets at Castile , hitting him five times, after ordering the school cafeteria supervisor to pull his auto over because of a broken brake light. However, Kauser said in court that he believed Yanez "followed protocol", Pioneer Press reported . It does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez saw.

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