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Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise

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Colleagues, who visited Mr Scalise at a Washington hospital, sounded generally upbeat but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. Scalise, of Louisiana, underwent surgery Wednesday night to fix a broken hip and another procedure to stem heavy bleeding. Obama announced in December 2014 that he and Cuban leader Raul Castro were restoring diplomatic ties between their countries, arguing that a new approach was needed because ... Read More »

Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop

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He notes there's no evidence in the police report that the off-duty officer posed any sort of threat, and yet the officer who shot him is said to have feared for his safety. The injured off-duty officer is described as a 38-year-old man with 11 years of service. The seven officers involved in the vehicle chase were given administrative leave according to the department's policy following shootings. Read More »

Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

But the main danger appeared to be from rain . "We are certainly not out of the woods yet". The center of the storm hit just south of Lake Charles, Louisiana , the National Weather Center's Hurricane Center said. Officials blamed heavy rains and winds from the storm. "Our focus continues to be on flooding issues not only for our coastal residents, but now our residents in north MS, the delta and north MS region", said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. Read More »

A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday

The National Weather Service said the MS coast received almost a foot of rain over the four-day period ending Saturday , the most in the region. Images broadcast by local media showed the walls of the store had collapsed. The other was for Tuscaloosa and Bibb Counties. Cindy produced tornadoes that ripped into some parts of Alabama, including the Birmingham area where numerous damage reports emerged Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

The teen lets go of the ride and as a crowd forms to catch her. Police and EMS were dispatched at about 8:05 p.m.to Six Flags Great Escape for a report of a 14-year-old female from Greenwood, Delaware who fell out the Sky Ride. According to onlookers, she hit a tree and then was caught by guests and workers before she hit the ground. She was treated by park emergency medical staff and transferred by ambulance to Glen Falls Hospital before being taken by helicopter to the medical centre. Read More »

13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

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Its analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week, a day or two before the vote. House bill: Individuals could contribute up to $6,550 and families up to $13,100 to accounts, starting in 2018. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better-designed". The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 million Americans covered by ... Read More »

AP analysis shows how gerrymandering benefited GOP in 2016

Colorado Republicans cried foul when, after the last U.S. Census in 2010, the state Supreme Court approved a Democratic-drawn map reapportioning the state's 65 House seats. A sizable efficiency gap suggests an advantage for one party - perhaps because large numbers of voters for the other party were packed into a limited number of districts while voters for the majority party were distributed more evenly, creating more winnable districts. Read More »

Other Views: Bad day for the Democrats

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Worse yet, many of these voices are so militantly left-wing that they exhibit utter contempt for God-fearing, hard-working, patriotic Americans in flyover country. Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada. Read More »

Seattle Police Shooting Raises Concerns About Officers' Disarmament Efforts

Charleena Lyles called police Sunday to report a burglary at her Magnuson Park apartment. Lyles was shot and killed by police on Sunday after police say she came at them armed with a knife. "Do it", before an officer called up someone and asked for help. In the audio , officers can be heard talking about responding to the burglary call in tandem because of "hazard information" regarding Lyles in the system, Det. Read More »

Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare

US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt by four conservatives put the bill in immediate jeopardy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened. Read More »

Both airmen on Thunderbirds jet in OH accident in good condition

Heard said the crew of the F-16D Fighting Falcon was doing a routine flyover at the Vectren Dayton Air Show site to familiarize staff with it. Lt. Col. "More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards". Organizers of the air show say it will go on as planned Saturday and Sunday, but the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show. Read More »

Rand Paul: "New Entitlements" In Senate Healthcare Bill Must Be Stopped!

Only one problem: nearly no one knows what's in it. "I know the outlines of various proposals that have been discussed, but it is still very much a work in progress", said Sen. "The answer is yes", Sen. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday evening, "We don't comment on rumors or private conversations". Read More »

Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?

Trump's tweet not only implies that Pelosi hurts the Democratic Party , but it also means Trump actually agrees with some Democratic leaders, including Rep. But if they remain oblivious to the social conservatism of red-state and red-district culture, they'll remain flummoxed as to why a 30-year-old filmmaker with experience in - oh no! "But I am honored by the support", she said. Read More »

Three trials, no convictions in fatal police shootings

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The note said they didn't foresee reaching a unanimous verdict. Tensing and his family left quickly without comment. This prompted the judge to declare a mistrial Friday for the second time in a trial of Tensing. He was in tears at some points. Betty Shelby, an Oklahoma police officer who shot Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, in another traffic stop caught on camera, was acquitted by a jury last month. Read More »

Bellator NYC: Double Knockdown Leads to Mitrione KO'ing Fedor

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Round one begins and Fedor quickly takes the center of cage. Although they immediately righted themselves, Mitrione was quicker to capitalize on the exchange, wrapping his left arm over Emelianenko's head and punching with his right. Big win for Mitrione then, but for Fedor this surely must signal the end of what's proven to be an ill-advised late-career comeback that's only served to prove that his chin has now sadly deserted him. Read More »

Trump signs 'historic' bill to transform VA

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In recalling the VA scandal of 2014, Trump said that what happened then was "a national disgrace", since many veterans were "put on secret waitlists, given the wrong medication, given the bad treatments". "I just want to say two very simple words: Thank you", Trump said to USA veterans. VA Secretary David Shulkin complained in recent months of being unable to fire one manager with repeated DUI's and another who was caught watching pornography on his tablet during a patient counseling session. Read More »

This gassy Neapolitan Mastiff named Martha

After several surgeries, she can now see again, said her handler Zindler. "Does Martha know she's that ugly?" an announcer asked. Zindler says Martha , from Sebastopol, California , was rescued by the Dogwood Animal Rescue Project in Sonoma County when she was almost blind from chronic neglect. Read More »

Pres. Trump Congratulates Republicans for Special Election Wins

Former Ohio Senate Minority Leader, Joe Schiavoni says elections should not be about Trump. "Despite the loss" in Tuesday's special House election in Georgia , wrote Ben Ray Lujan, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "we have a lot to be proud of". Read More »

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

He says the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show. ‭The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017 .... Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, an F-35 Lightning II and the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team. The Dayton Daily News reports that the two-seat Thunderbird landed and was taxiing down the runway when a gust of wind flipped the aircraft on its top. Read More »

Donald Trump rejects entire intelligence community in new defense of Russian Federation

Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing in the US Capitol Visitors Center June 21, 2017 in Washington , DC. It took until October for Johnson and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to issue a public statement confronting Russian Federation. "[Russia] is a career offender with a history of cyberattacks against our country", said Rep. Read More »

Donald Trump says he won't fire 'bothersome' Robert Mueller

Trump appeared to suggest back in May that there might be recordings of their private conversations but, after revealing that he hadn't actually made any, the President suggested he was just trying to keep Comey honest. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that while Trump "retains the authority" to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller, "he has no intention of doing that". Read More »

Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

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Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton's wedding on June 24. Mnuchin, a 54-year-old billionaire former Goldman Sachs exec, is set to Wednesday 36-year-old Scottish actress Louise Linton at the Andrew W. The couple, who have been engaged since 2015, usually keep details about their relationship private. Mr Mnuchin, 54, worked for the Goldman Sachs investment firm for almost two decades before founding a hedge fund . Read More »

Papierski, Gilbert power LSU into CWS Finals

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Both teams had defeated each other once prior, but the Tigers had the momentum from Friday's win and they rode it all the way to victory. "No disrespect to them. It was one of the best two day pitching performances in the history of the College World Series. "I put some good swings on fastballs today". And after throwing a career-high 7.1 innings, he gave way to righthander Zack Hess for the final five outs. Read More »

Hospital: Rep. Scalise in fair condition after baseball field shooting

Scalise, 51, "continues to make good progress", according to a statement issued Wednesday by MedStar Washington Hospital Center , "and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". In April, Hodgkinson took cell phone photos and videos of various sites on the National Mall, and of several monuments including the US Capitol, the Library of Congress , the Washington Monument, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Read More »

A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach . Investigators found burned human remains that matched Halbach's DNA, along with her vehicle, where they discovered multiple bloodstains. Dassey later recanted, claiming his confession had been coerced. He was sentenced to life in prison and is now 27. "By doing this - by linking promises to the words that the investigators wanted to hear, or allowing Dassey to avoid confrontation by telling ... Read More »

Jury deadlocks in OH police officer's murder case retrial

The retrial in the Ray Tensing-Samuel Dubose case ends in a mistrial . Former Cincinnati cop Ray Tensing (left) was charged with the murder of Sam DuBose (right). Tensing testified that he thought his life was in danger. Roder testified that his analysis of Tensing's body camera video shows DuBose's vehicle moved five to seven feet before the shot was sacked. Read More »

Illinois lawmakers meeting again to try to reach budget deal

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Breen. According to reports, Governor Rauner and Speaker Madigan can't agree on which party leaders should be talking to one another, or when such meetings should take place. The inability to meet could have a disastrous impact on the state's credit, as IL could become the first state to have its credit downgraded to "junk" status , according to S&P Global Rankings. Read More »

US judge asked to expand order blocking Iraqis' deportation

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A federal judge in MI granted temporary reprieve from deportation on Thursday to more than 100 Iraqi nationals with criminal convictions who were living in the Detroit area. Additionally, they argue that the government has violated the Fifth Amendment's due process clause by refusing to consider "Iraq's changed conditions prior to removal". Read More »

Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' health care bill . In a conference call with reporters, Wyden said the republican health plan would reduce Medicaid reimbursements by a third for low-income Oregonians. Read More »

Tropical depression brings flooding to US Gulf Coast states

While Cindy's winds are much of a problem, the heavy rains associated with it are. At 4 p.m. CT, it was moving at 10 mph with winds of about 25 mph and was about 45 miles south of Shreveport, the National Weather Service said. By afternoon, it was over northern Louisiana, and its heavy rains had resulted in flooding and road closures in each state bordering the Gulf, from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. Read More »

Final Advisory Issued On Cindy! More Rain in the Forecast

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Unfortunately, this may mean parts of West Virginia will be in the core of the heaviest rainfall a year to the day after the deadly and devastating June 23, 2016, floods. A 10-year-old boy vacationing with relatives on the Alabama coast died after he was hit by a log in stormy surf, according to the AP. Rainfall totals of 6 inches (15 centimeters) and more were common in southeastern MS and southwestern Alabama, the weather service said. Read More »