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Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

The justices said that the travel ban will go into effect "with respect to foreign nationals who lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States ". Trump's initial executive order - handed down without warning a week after he took office in January - triggered mayhem at airports in the United States and overseas until it was blocked by the courts less than a week later. Read More »

Mistrial for white OH cop who killed unarmed black man

Prosecutors argued evidenced showed no threat to Tensing and that he had deliberately chose to reach for his gun. "We are outraged that a second jury has now failed to convict Ray Tensing ", she said in a statement. After more than 31 hours of deliberating over 5 days, the jury informed Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Leslie Ghiz they were deadlocked. At particular issue in the trial were questions over how quickly Tensing opened fire after DuBose's vehicle began moving, and ... Read More »

Pool Where Biden Worked as Lifeguard Named After Him

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Biden made the most of his homecoming, even sitting in the pool's lifeguard chair perched above the pool. "The Biden Cancer Initiative offers people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones hope that our nation's leaders truly recognize the urgency that ending cancer as we know it demands". Read More »

Jared Kushner arrives in Israel

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According to Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from East Jerusalem in March, "Amona is one of the Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that was built on private Palestinian land". Greenblatt arrived in Israel on Monday for preliminary discussions in both Jerusalem and Ramallah, and will remain for follow-up talks after Kushner has departed, officials said. Read More »

U.S. congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers

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Hodgkinson was fatally wounded in a shootout with police. Investigators blanket the area of an early-morning shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wed., June 14, 2017. The FBI has not finished scouring those devices for evidence, Slater said. He said nothing while injured in custody before dying, Slater said. For weeks, witnesses later said they had seen him spending time - but not working out - at the YMCA across from the field. Read More »

LI children's hospital again ranks among country's best

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Johns Hopkins Children's Center has the distinction of being the only children's hospital integrated with an adult facility to make the honor roll this year, and it continues to be the highest-ranked pediatric hospital in the state of Maryland. Read More »

CBO sees peril in Senate bill for uncrowded regions

In a meeting with Senate Republicans, Trump had called the House bill "mean" and asked them to come up with " more generous" legislation. That is a problem for Republican Sen. But those efforts have been complicated by the Trump-linked super PAC America First Policies and its plans to attack Heller and four conservative senators for balking at the bill. Read More »

Supreme Court rules for church preschool in religious liberty case

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Attorneys representing Missouri argued the state's citizens had made a decision to deny public funds to religious organizations and that nothing in the state constitution prevented church members from free exercise of their religion. "The outcome is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knees", Roberts wrote, finding that the state had indeed violated the First Amendment . The funding was denied simply because Trinity Lutheran was a church. Read More »

How the travel ban might play out in Los Angeles

Members of the U.S. Supreme Court pose for a group photograph at the Supreme Court building on June 1 in Washington , D.C. Front row (seated from left) are Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. That means no one should be blocked at a USA airport, but rather they will simply be denied a visa. Those courts had argued the president had overstepped his authority, and that his executive order discriminated against travelers based on their nationality. Read More »

Israel starts work on first new West Bank settlement in 20 years

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Trump has asked some of his most trusted advisers to spearhead that effort, including Kushner and assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt . The Palestinians claim these areas for a future independent state. The Amichai settlement is every bit as illegal under worldwide law as Amona, but the fact that it is being established formally by the government makes it different under Israeli law. Read More »

Who can get around the travel ban?

Who gets to decide? JOHN BELLINGER: I was surprised that six justices agreed that the USA government had a strong interest in the travel ban. Reacting to Monday's ruling, Trump said he felt vindicated by what he called "a clear victory for our national security ". Read More »

Travel ban returns: What happens now, and who can come to America?

Trump hailed the court's order as a "clear victory for our national security", especially after lower court rulings that blocked the travel ban in its entirety. Will the travel ban last? . You may remember that the original ban, in the form of an executive order , was put in place by the Trump administration just a week after Trump's inauguration and was later extended on March 16th of this year. Read More »

US Supreme Court to rule on gerrymandering

Republicans control the majority of legislatures, and 2010 redistricting gave the GOP advantages in elections in those states. The Supreme Court has never tossed out a redistricting map based on concerns about partisan (as opposed to racial) gerrymandering. Read More »

Modi-Trump meet: The new art of the deal

But there were some tensions in the inaugural meeting between the two populist leaders. After their talks, Modi and Trump will make statements in the Rose Garden. Although Modi's two-day Washington visit, which began Sunday, is lower-key than his previous three trips to the US since he took office in 2014, it has included plenty of face-time with Trump. Read More »

Trump son-in-law Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer

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That's a problem even if Kushner recuses himself from any Deutsch-related matters, as the White House is promising he will. As special counsel Robert Mueller checks Kushner as part of the investigation into possible Russian influence in the election , his association with Deutsche Bank could be one of his business activities that comes under scrutiny, The Post reported . Read More »

Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

The biggest decision in an argued case, of course, was Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer (Case No. 15-577), in which the court ruled 7-2 that the state of Missouri violated the free-exercise-of-religion rights of a church when the church was excluded from a program to refurbish its preschool playground. Read More »

Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids

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But they quickly did a 180 when the Georgia race, and a less publicized House contest in SC that the Republican won by 3 percent, turned into an easy 4-point win for Handel. Pelosi acknowledged the attacks but added, "I think I'm worth the trouble". Pelosi's potential successors have included former Rep. Rahm Emanuel - but he left the House to become Obama's chief of staff and later to run for mayor of Chicago. Read More »

Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

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Obergefell v. Hodges , the 2015 United States Supreme Court case, listed birth certificates among the "governmental rights , benefits, and responsibilities" that typically accompany marriage. Today's decision guarantees that the family we love will be respected and protected in the home we love'. The court also announced on Monday that, next term, it will hear arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Read More »

Donald Trump: SCOTUS' travel ban decision 'clear victory' for national security

The Trudeau government is waiting for more details after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated President Donald Trump's ban on travellers from six mainly Muslim countries. The group said that visas issued to Iranian passport-holders had fallen by almost half since the legal battle over the ban began, and that obtaining a US visa was becoming so onerous that many would not even try to get one. Read More »

AP Analysis Finds Partisan Map-making Advantage In Ohio

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House and state legislatures. Set aside a Republican-controlled process to gerrymander, and Ohio would have one or two more Democratic representatives in Congress and an extra five Democrats in the Ohio House, according to a new AP analysis of 2016 election returns. Read More »

Philando Castile's Family Receives $3million Settlement

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People across the globe viewed the aftermath of the shooting via Facebook Live, when Castile's girlfriend, who was in the vehicle with her 4-year-old daughter, steamed it online. The settlement reached for Valerie Castile is $2.995 million. The mother of Philando Castile , acting as the Trustee for the Next-of-Kin of Philando Castile , with the advice and counsel of her lawyers Robert Bennett and Glenda Hatchett , and the City of St. Read More »

Andre Roberson named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

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Monday. In the 75 games he played, Davis led the Pelicans in blocks 57 times, rebounds 50 times and steals on 25 occasions. He has never won a Defensive Player of the Year award, but is the favorite for 2016-17. Green, who turned 30 on June 22, is the only guard in the National Basketball Association to have at least 50 steals and 50 blocks in each of the last five seasons. Read More »

Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

Should there be a third game, Mainieri said the Tigers will start ace righthander Alex Lange on four day's rest. "I just had all the faith in the world in my teammates and my coaching staff and just really went out there and pitched my game, tried to attack early with a heater and get ahead and trust my defense behind me". Read More »

Anthony Kennedy to stay on Supreme Court

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A reunion of Kennedy clerks that was scheduled for next year was instead held last weekend, fueling the speculation . "I will never reveal a conversation between a sitting justice and the president or the White House , but we're paying very close attention to these last bit of decisions ", Conway said on ABC's "This Week". Read More »

What is the point of Sean Spicer's briefings?

The position Mike Dubke resigned from last month. "Do they need more help?" It's true that it's been a bumpy ride for Spicer. In April the former Republican National Committee strategist apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" statement comparing Adolf Hitler to Syrian President Bashar Assad by suggesting Hitler 'didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.' His comments ignored Hitler's use of gas chambers to kill Jews. Read More »

State Dept. to Implement Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban

Well Jihye... the top court's decision is not the final verdict and the justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down. Trump called the decision "a clear victory for our national security ". It also sought to halt issuances of new refugee admissions from around the world for 120 days. Read More »

South Dakota Fire Marshal issues fireworks safety reminder

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Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Know your fireworks. Read the cautionary labels and performance descriptions before igniting. Do not allow children to light fireworks. Or throw any ignited article of fireworks into or at a motor vehicle, or at or near any person or group of people. ~Carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers. Read More »

Leonard, Green named to All-Defensive teams

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Draymond Green was named the victor of the 2017 NBA Defensive Player of The Year award on Monday during the league's awards show. San Antonio Spurs' star Kawhi Leonard finished third (182 points). The fact that Heat forward James Johnson didn't receive a single vote in the All-Defensive team category is. The 27-year-old Green played in 76 games, averaging 10.2 points and 7.9 rebounds. Read More »

Tennessee Issues Hilarious Response To California Travel Ban

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Mayor Greg Fischer is asking the state of California to exempt Louisville from a travel ban recently created by state officials. In a press release, Bacerra wrote, "While the California DOJ works to protect the rights of all our people, discriminatory laws in any part of our country send all of us several steps back". Read More »

Steve Scalise still 'critical ... but has improved,' hospital says

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ORIGINAL STORYWASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice, congressional officials say. A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would be in the hospital for some time. "We also praise special agents Crystal Griner and David Bailey of the Capitol Police for their heroic deeds that saved so many lives". Read More »

Vikings Support Michael Floyd's Kombucha Tea Defense

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He absurdly blamed the failures on Kombucha tea. Floyd was arrested for DUI on December 12 in Scottsdale, prompting his release two days later from the Arizona Cardinals . "After falling asleep, I awoke to the beeping of the home-monitoring machine, signaling that I must complete a test", Floyd said. On June 11, 2017 at 5:30 a.m., Michael was tested and his blood alcohol content was.055. Read More »