• Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office
Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office

U.S. Capitol Police said 43 were arrested and the department nd would make an announcement about the number of arrests and charges later in the day, spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. The four men - Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - issued a joint statement in which they said they are willing t...

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  • President Trump Casts Doubt Over Special Counsel Mueller's Impartiality
President Trump Casts Doubt Over Special Counsel Mueller's Impartiality

Trump in an interview on Fox & Friends Friday said; "I don't have any tape and I didn't tape, repeating his Thursday tweet ". Asked by ABC News' Jonathan Karl why Trump played "the game" of raising the matter and waiting over a month to reveal that he did not have tapes, Huckabee Sanders said, "I don't know that it was a game".

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  • Political, Legal Experts Question Impartiality of Robert Mueller
Political, Legal Experts Question Impartiality of Robert Mueller

Kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with appropriate experience as to whether he should continue with us as his counsel", Gorelick's statement read. Department of Justice-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting what is generally called a preliminary inquiry into possible obstruction of justice involving President Do...

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  • Fight breaks out at anti-Sharia protest
Fight breaks out at anti-Sharia protest

Its highly effective grassroots campaign has resulted in more than 13 states introducing bills to ban Shariah law even though there would be clear constitutional constraints to somehow making religious law supersede US law. Paul . But Liyakat Takim, a professor of Islamic studies at McMaster University in the Canadian city of Hamilton, Ontario, s...

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  • Expect a rainy New Orleans weekend after Tropical Storm Cindy
Expect a rainy New Orleans weekend after Tropical Storm Cindy

A tropical storm warning is in effect from High Island, Texas , to Morgan City, Louisiana . National Weather Service officials said remnants continue to move northward with winds about 10 to 15 miles per hour. The metro Atlanta area - specifically neighborhoods north of Interstate 20 - could see about half an inch of rain over the weekend throu...

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  • WH: Trump Will Make Announcement 'This Week' on Comey Recordings
WH: Trump Will Make Announcement 'This Week' on Comey Recordings

He added, "You can keep taking your selfies", an apparent reference to a tweet from two reporters in the room. "The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said that without a doubt, the Russians -" the reporter said. So the position of press secretary would need to be filled. "We're here really early in the morning and really late at night...

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  • Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty in Fatal Shooting That Sparked Riots
Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty in Fatal Shooting That Sparked Riots

Smith then fell to the ground and was unarmed, but Heaggan-Brown fired a second shot at Smith's chest, according to the criminal complaint . After the verdict, the Smith family's attorney David Owens said they had filed a lawsuit against Heaggan-Brown and the U.S.

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  • Georgia 6th: Karen Handel to be sworn in on Monday
Georgia 6th: Karen Handel to be sworn in on Monday

It's no surprise that the Dems tanked, given the inept leadership they have in Congress , especially in the House, where Nancy Pelosi calls the shots as the minority leader. The Congressional Leadership fund raised $6.2 million alone for Handel - about a third of the $ 18 million Handel's campaign raised from outside political groups.

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  • Court Upholds Overturned Conviction of Suspect in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'
Court Upholds Overturned Conviction of Suspect in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'

On June 22 of this year, a three-judge panel from Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold last year's ruling of overturning Dassey's sentence. If he is retried, his confession will be inadmissible. But Dassey's confession, according to the ruling, was "a story crafted by the investigators" and not by him.

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  • Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump for 'violating the constitution'
Maryland, DC attorneys general suing Trump for 'violating the constitution'

The lawsuit , filed by DC attorney general Karl Racine and Maryland attorney general Brian Frosh in a Maryland federal court, alleges that Trump has violated the emoluments clause of the U.S. "We have economic interests that are impacted", they said. "Were Plaintiffs" interpretation correct, Presidents from the very beginning of the Re...

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  • The White House's New Press Strategy Has Reporters Furious
The White House's New Press Strategy Has Reporters Furious

The idea is to paint a picture for viewers who couldn't be in the room. It's not like there isn't precedent for sketch artists to take some creative liberties with a subject's appearance in order to make them look comically grotesque . The WHCA's position on this issue is clear: we believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen...

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  • White House Confident Healthcare Bill Passes Before August Recess
White House Confident Healthcare Bill Passes Before August Recess

Any reasonable Senate Republican, including Sen. McConnell said in an interview with Reuters last month that he told Trump early on in the process that he did not need his help but that there may be a role for him later. CBO will provide an exact number in a few days, but we already know it's going to be big. Four conservative senators exp...

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  • USA student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors
USA student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors

Some media reports said the North Koreans suggested Otto Warmbier had come down with a case of botulism and fell into a coma after being given a sleeping pill - an account questioned by a number of officials. Warmbier's mother is by his side in the hospital and doctors are reportedly planning an update on his condition later on Thursday....

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  • Georgia prison escapees may have been spotted in Mississippi
Georgia prison escapees may have been spotted in Mississippi

This story has been CORRECTED to show sheriff now saying it happened around 6:45 a.m. and describing the guards' weapons as 9 mm pistols, not.40-caliber Glock pistols; contradicting earlier sheriff's office statements . Officials later said his death was a homicide caused by trauma. "This is a very fluid, nationwide investigation ", he said. ...

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  • Senate Republicans Are Ready to Repeal Obamacare
Senate Republicans Are Ready to Repeal Obamacare

Heller expressed particular concerns about the bill's impact on Medicaid , and especially on states, such as Nevada, that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare . With 52 Republicans in the Senate, the GOP can only afford to lose the support of two members. Sen. Second, the Senate bill starts from the appalling House draft.

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  • Obama: the Republican's Senate bill
Obama: the Republican's Senate bill "is not a healthcare bill"

Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced initial opposition to the measure and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. In fact, the first time that Ryan brought up the legislation in March, it was premature, forcing him to yank the bill from the House floor before regrouping to pass...

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  • White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August
White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to President Donald Trump, reaches to swing her daughter Arabella Kushner in the Rose Garden at the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington. "The WH is holding what is essentially a normal briefing in the briefing room but they aren't allowing cameras...

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  • US Secretaries Exert Greater Pressure on China after Warmbier's Death
US Secretaries Exert Greater Pressure on China after Warmbier's Death

Both sides called on North Korea for to halt its illegal nuclear weapons programme and its ballistic missile test as stipulated in the UN Security Council resolutions. North Korea conducts about 90 percent of its trade through China, which maintains that it implements the United Nations sanctions properly. The unnamed North Korean spokesperson sa...

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  • After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top
After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top

After Democrats lost a Georgia House seat in a special election on Tuesday, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said Democrats need to revamp their leadership. Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump , he was rarely discussed by either candidate, and House Democrats were rattled that the attack ads casting t...

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  • Protesters crowd McConnell's office over GOP health bill; several arrested
Protesters crowd McConnell's office over GOP health bill; several arrested

Or at least that would appear to be the case based on the Republican health care bills from the House and, as of Thursday, the Senate. A press release announcing the protest notes that the event takes place on the 18th anniversary of Olmstead v.

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  • Dean Heller Joins Republican Opposition to Senate Health Care Plan
Dean Heller Joins Republican Opposition to Senate Health Care Plan

Brian Sandoval Friday morning, pointing to the bill's dramatic reductions in Medicaid . "I can not support a bill that is going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance", said Sen. Wolf's administration said the effect means the loss of billions of federal health care dollars annually to Pennsylvania. Senators Ted Cr...

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  • Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident
Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

Kenneth Cordova , a tactical aircraft maintainer, were taken to a local hospital for treatment and were in good condition, Cordova was released from the hospital a short time later. It wasn't immediately known if they will fly Sunday. It also will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raid in World War II. A military jet is atte...

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  • Tropical Storms Cindy, Bret rain down on Carnival itineraries
Tropical Storms Cindy, Bret rain down on Carnival itineraries

Gulf Coast states. On Jun. 21, winds increased to 60 mph and tropical storm force winds expanded to more than 250 miles from the storm's center. Moisture and energy from Tropical Depression Cindy will spread north and east ahead of a cold front Thursday into Friday , which will result in heavy rain and possible flooding from the South to...

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  • Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI
Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI

He is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ". Alexandria Police Department officers responded to the scene of shots fired and also engaged Hodgkinson who, over police radio, was reported down at 7:14 a.m. In November, shortly after Trump was elected, he purchased the two guns that he used in the shooting, a rifle and a 9mm h...

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  • Suspected tornado: 1 hurt, businesses flattened in Alabama
Suspected tornado: 1 hurt, businesses flattened in Alabama

Cindy continues on a northerly track along the Texas/Louisiana state line. People reported damage throughout the area, including in McAdory, Fairfield and Ensley. Later in the afternoon residents in the north and western parts of the area could see some scattered Thunderstorms between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Up to eight inches of rainfall is expecte...

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  • Other Opinion: Republican's health care hypocrisy is on full display
Other Opinion: Republican's health care hypocrisy is on full display

Senate GOP bill: Premium subsidies are keyed to income, age and geography, and are more tightly focused on lower-income people. It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't off...

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  • North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Otto Warmbier

It claimed that Pyongyang provided medical care and treatment with "sincerity". Warmbier was scheduled to graduate this year from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce. The statement further condemned American tactic of "pressure" and "retaliation" on the "dignified" nation. He recalled that the U.S. citizen, who had admitted...

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  • Final Advisory Issued On Cindy! More Rain in the Forecast
Final Advisory Issued On Cindy! More Rain in the Forecast

Later on Thursday, Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression and become a remnant low, the National Hurricane Center said on its latest advisory. Route 90 eastbound at Interstate 10. "We will provide support to local authorities as they serve those effected by the storm and continue to monitor the weather situation across the state".

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  • Remains Of Tropical Storm Cindy To Affect Our Area
Remains Of Tropical Storm Cindy To Affect Our Area

Cindy or its remnants are forecast to move into Arkansas early Friday, then into Tennessee. The storms stretching for hundreds of miles are expected to push river levels higher in coming days as the remnants cross Tennessee and Kentucky into West Virginia.

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  • Investigators piece together last movements of baseball practice shooter
Investigators piece together last movements of baseball practice shooter

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-Louisiana, and three other people were wounded during the shooting Wednesday morning. "I am sickened by this despicable act", said Sanders, an independent. At least five people, including Hodgkinson and two Capitol Police officers, were injured before Hodgkinson was taken into custody. Mrs. Hodgkinson said...

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  • Senate conservatives try to gain leverage over health care overhaul
Senate conservatives try to gain leverage over health care overhaul

The 142-page Senate health care bill revealed Thursday was written in secret by 13 white men with little or no expertise on health care issues and no advice from doctors, hospitals or health economists, let alone from the public. The Senate bill looks a great deal like the House bill , which would leave 23 million more people without insurance...

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  • Search ends for Navy sailor who fell off cruiser in Atlantic
Search ends for Navy sailor who fell off cruiser in Atlantic

Tuesday and immediately issued a "man overboard call" and began a search and rescue operation. The team covered roughly 6,300 square miles in the 76 hours they spent searching. "He was an important part of the team and a friend to so many on board", said Captain Derek Trinque, commanding officer of the USS Normandy , in the statement.

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  • Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police
Family recalls loving nature of Seattle mom killed by police

Lyles asks in the call made at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, according to the Seattle Times . She was fatally shot 45 minutes later. But Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said a review of surveillance video shows only Lyles left and entered the apartment before Officers Steven McNew and Jason Anderson arrived.

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  • United States congressional baseball field shooter acts alone
United States congressional baseball field shooter acts alone

In April, Hogkinson made the tourist rounds in Washington , visiting monuments, museums, the U.S. Capitol and the Dirksen Senate Office Building and taking pictures, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. For most of that window in April, Congress was not in session. Ryan made the comments to reporters Wednesday morning. Orear said Hodgkins...

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  • Police Dashcam Video of Cop Shooting Philando Castile Released for First Time
Police Dashcam Video of Cop Shooting Philando Castile Released for First Time

Anthony announced that day that Yanez had been fired. Officer Yanez fires seven shots - two bullets pierce Castile's heart. Prosecutors were skeptical, asking if he even saw a weapon in the first place, or simply assumed Castile was reaching for it.

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