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Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

They plan to control the floor of the chamber Monday night and try to force the House-passed health care bill to committee in a bid to further delay it. The House-passed health care bill, called the American Health Care Act, would lead to 23 million fewer people having health insurance by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Read More »

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional


The decision is a victory for members of an Asian-American rock band who call themselves " The Slants ". The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor an Asian-American band from Portland, The Slants' in a trademark dispute with the federal Patent and Trademark Office. Read More »

Supreme Court To Hear Gerrymandering Case


What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existence of data-driven models to measure election results against other factors. The lower court agreed that this was exactly the type of standard that the Supreme Court was talking about, and it struck down the state redistricting plan as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. Read More »

Wildfire destroys home, hurts businesses in Utah ski town


According to the Brian Head Fire Dept, a Type 2 Incident Management Team took over the Brian Head Fire this morning. Firefighters say the blaze near Brian Head has destroyed one home and damaged another, with many more homes under threat from the fire that's torched almost 1,000 acres. Read More »

150 gather at Minnesota park for Castile rally


This will be a sad July 4th for Philando Castile's family and his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds . For a third day, people protesting the acquittal of St. The protesters, who were booked at the Ramsey County Jail, face charges for being a pedestrian on the highway and other charges, Nielson said. "But the next phase of this system - and our protesting - has to be economic", she said. Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case


WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew electoral districts so out of whack with the state's political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters. Read More »

Tech CEOs to visit White House


Yet numerous leading lights in the industry turned out for the first major meeting of the American Technology Council , which Trump commissioned in May and which is being shepherded by Kushner . "As Trump has said, 'Who knew health care could be so hard?' Well, who knew that cloud infrastructure could be so hard?" Almost 100 major technology companies - including Facebook , LinkedIn and Intel - also opposed the administration's travel ban in February. Read More »

The Staggering Hypocrisy of Newt Gingrich

Yesterday, Trump himself confirmed that he is now under investigation for obstruction of justice for firing FBI director James Comey, after asking him to "lay off" the investigation into former adviser Michael Flynn's Russian ties . Trump on Friday evening by sharing a tweet touting the conservative host's monologue and the appearance by Gingrich blasting the special counsel. Read More »

Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death

He was arrested when he tried to leave the country after his five-day tour with a Chinese tourism company. Pyongyang said that Warmbier fell into a coma soon after he was sentenced in March of past year for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel. Read More »

Southwest US preps for 120 temps: Water, water, more water


Temperatures in parts of Arizona, Nevada, and California are expected to top 115 degrees this week. In northern Arizona, the Weather Service is predicting near-record temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday - Flagstaff could reach 95 degrees on Tuesday all-time high of 97 set in 1973. Read More »

Spotlight is on Georgia's 6th Congressional District

Handel has, for most of the race, been consistently polling a few points behind Democrat Jon Ossoff in the district, a normally-Republican suburb of Atlanta that Donald Trump only barely won in 2016. Georgians aren't buying their despair and, along with the American people, have made it abundantly clear they are ready for strong Republican leadership in Washington . Read More »

Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium


Acosta accused the White House of not wanting the American people to see and hear their answers to questions, "When we're asking important questions about where are the tapes, does the president have recordings of his conversations here at the White House ?" His rant began with a cheeky tweet and photo of his anchor-print socks, which he said he was able to snap in place of a photo of the press secretary. Read More »

Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling


The court ruled 8-0 in favor of Portland , Oregon-based Asian-American dance rock band The Slants , which had been denied a trademark because the government deemed the name disparaging to people of Asian descent. The Supreme Court sided with the band, ruling the Lanham Act violates freedom of speech. The Redskins' long-standing court case to regain its trademark protection earned a boost on Monday after a Supreme Court ruling. Read More »

Supreme Court to Review Partisan Redistricting in Wisconsin Case


They argued that Democratic voters were spread so thinly across the state that it was impossible for Democratic legislative candidates to be elected and achieve a majority. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Neil M. Gorsuch, Anthony M. Kennedy , and Clarence Thomas . Since then, there's been a lot of academic energy around trying to develop such a standard. Read More »

WI attorney general happy redistricting on hold

But Republicans control 33 state legislatures, so one side's doin' it a lot more! Redistricting occurs based on the results of the U.S. Census, which is held every 10 years. It observes that "wasteful and fruitless litigation" over partisan gerrymandering has continued over the past 13 years, and it maintains that because this "additional experience has failed to yield a "limited and precise" standard" for evaluating partisan-gerrymandering claims, the Supreme Court should rule that such ... Read More »

Donald Trump's Lawyer: "Trump is Being Investigated But Also, He Isn't"

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace interviewing Jay Sekulow . He said Trump's tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation, but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . "I just gave you the legal theory of how the constitution works", Sekulow said. Former US attorney Preet Bharara, whom Trump fired in March after Bharara refused to resign along with a raft of other Obama-era Justice Department attorneys, slammed Trump's choice to pick the attorney for his team. Read More »

Russia warns US after downing of Syrian jet

On Sunday, the U.S. said a U.S. Navy F-18 Super Hornet shot down the Syrian fighter after the fighter bombed members of the U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces , who are attempting to recapture Raqqa , the self-declared IS capital. Dunford said he is focused on ensuring the US can achieve its main objective in Syria - the defeat of Islamic State militants. "It seems that the USA under Donald Trump is the source of danger for the Middle East and the whole world on a qualitatively new level". Read More »

Russia Threatens United States After Fighter Jet Being Shot Down


The United States moved quickly to contain an escalation, with a top general saying Washington would work to relaunch the "deconfliction" hotline with Russian Federation that was established in 2015. The Defense Ministry also said that it was suspending its interaction with the United States on preventing air incidents over Syria from June 19, the agencies reported. Read More »

Sheriff says Ohio man is suspect in 5 slayings

Following Brinkman's arrest, Stark County Sheriff's Office obtained arrest warrants saying he also might have shot to death 64-year-old Roberta Ray John and Rogell E. They said a woman who was in the house with him was unharmed. Since then, officials said Brinkman might also have killed another couple, which would mean he committed five murders within 48 hours, if the allegations are proven to be true. Read More »

Bill Cosby Remains A Free Man, Gets A Mistrial


Judge Steven O'Neill, who Saturday declared a mistrial in the case after the jurors announced that they were unable to reach unanimous agreement on any of the charges, said he would keep the juror list sealed until the district attorney's office weighed in on the issue. Read More »

Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

At the time of Roy's death , Carter was taking Celexa, an antidepressant Breggin said targets the brain's frontal lobe, which controls empathy and decision-making. You just have to do it. Dr. Peter Breggin, a psychiatrist testifying for the defense, said Carter was a "very troubled youngster" who suffered from depression. Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ

Trump was referring to a memo prepared by Rod Rosenstein - and signed off on by Attorney General Jeff Sessions - that called for axing Comey because he, during the 2016 campaign, went around the department's chain of command. The president also appears to attack his deputy attorney general in a tweet . At a congresional hearing last week, Comey confirmed that he told Trump three times that Trump was not being investigated as part of the Russia-collusion probe, and Trump tweeted ... Read More »

As penalty for 'election-meddling', US Senate approves new Russian Federation sanctions


However, "the administration official emphasized that the White House supports sanctions on Russian Federation and that the political ramifications of any veto have not been discussed yet", Politico reported . Former FBI Director James Comey warned that Russian Federation is "coming after America", and will unquestionably continue to influence our elections in the future - through weaponizing social media, as it did in 2016, and through cyber attacks on the nation's election ... Read More »

Senators sound calls to release Comey 'tapes' as Trump attacks 'cowardly' leak

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Moscow had no official contacts with Trump's team during the presidential campaign. That shows a respect for how Washington likes to see things done a lesson Trump has yet to learn. "I was honestly concerned that he might lie ", Comey said of the President of the United States. Mr Trump "should voluntarily turn them over", Ms Collins said. Read More »

American student released by North Korea


Earlier Tuesday, Fred Warmbier told The Cincinnati Enquirer said the family would hold a news conference Wednesday in Cincinnati, with the details yet to be finalized. He is now being treated at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. "Arrangements were made for Warmbier to leave North Korea ". In addition to Warmbier, three other USA nationals remain in North Korean custody on various allegations of espionage. Read More »

Some Strong Storms Possible Today


Tonight will be a warm and muggy night with lows in the mid-70s. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible. Severe thunderstorms could hit the region with damaging wind gusts and isolated large hail. South southwest wind 6 to 11 miles per hour. Saturday night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Up to an inch of rainfall is possible, and today's high will be near 80. Read More »

Dutch FM condemns "horrible" attack on London Mosque

Witnesses of the suspected terrorist attack in north London's Seven Sisters Road told RT that the van driver "intentionally tried to crush people" as they exited a mosque after Ramadan evening prayers. In the past three months, mosques across Britain have reported several attacks against worshippers and places of worship. He would've died because so many people were punching him but the imam came out and said, 'No more punching, let's keep him down until the police come'. Read More »

Senate Democrats Begin Effort to Slow Down GOP Health Care Bill


Democrats will start objecting to all "unanimous consent requests" in the Senate starting Monday night when they return for votes, a senior Senate aide tells the Daily News, a move that will essentially grind the chamber to a halt with the goal of forcing a public debate on the GOP's repeal plans. Read More »

Severe storms possible this afternoon; watch issued for Dan River Region

The hot and sticky conditions around Fredericksburg will clash with cooler dryer air behind a cold front that is now crossing West Virginia. A flash flood watch is posted for most of New Hampshire through Monday night. The National Weather Service in Buffalo has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all counties in Western New York until 9 P.M. Storms will be capable of producing winds over 60 miles per hour, hail and flash flooding along with frequent lightning. Read More »

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

London's police commander says the van attack near Finsbury Park Mosque was clearly an attack on Muslims. Police and community leaders have praised those who restrained the van driver and stopped others from attacking him before police arrived. Read More »

In low-turnout referendum, Puerto Rico opts for statehood


Protesters in favor of Puerto Rico's independence protest after a referendum was held on the island's status by marching through the financial district, known as the golden mile, in San Juan, Puerto Rico , Sunday, June 11, 2017. Puerto Ricans pushing for independence and as well as those urging to maintain the status quo are denouncing the vote as a "circus" and a "masquerade", emphasizing their willingness to boycott the vote. Read More »

Aaron Judge Crushes 495-foot Homer in Yankees' Win


Starlin Castro homered and drove in five runs for the AL East leaders. The Yankees finished a three-game sweep of the rival Orioles at Yankee Stadium with a 14-3 victory, running their winning streak to five. "He's been huge for us". Cameron Maybin then tied it 3-3 with a run-scoring double off reliever Tyler Clippard , his 750th career hit in the majors. That's the longest streak in the majors since St. Read More »