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Military post tweets it's on lockdown, possible shooter

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The alert initially caused some confusion, according to local media, because an active shooter drill had been planned to take place tomorrow. A post on the Redstone Arsenal Facebook page Tuesday said that despite the expired lockdown, movement "remains restricted" in the area around the facility where the incident occurred. Read More »

DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

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The case arose from an application the church submitted in 2012 to take part in Missouri's scrap tire grant program, which reimburses the cost of installing a rubberized playground surface made from recycled tires. Three quarters of the U.S. states have provisions similar to Missouri's barring funding for religious entities. In his opinion, Justice Roberts reiterated the Establishment Clause as follows: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the ... Read More »

India's largest container port hit by global cyber attack

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While the terminal operator is taking steps to address the issue, it is anticipated that there could be bunching of in-bound and out-bound container cargo, it said. The official explained that JNPT is trying to help the company, but there is little that others can do as the problem is with the systems. The European company also operates Pipavav terminal in the western state of Gujarat. Read More »

Montana man is bank robber dubbed 'AK-47 bandit'

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On Saturday, June 24, a federal search warrant was served at Gathercole's home in Roundup, Mont., where numerous Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) were found, Pullen said. CHINO A suspect is now in custody in the case of the serial bank robber the Federal Bureau of Investigation dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit", and San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos wants him back in the Inland Empire to face charges. Read More »

TSA finds 20 pound live lobster in Boston airport passenger's luggage

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CBS Boston reports that a lobster was detected in a JetBlue passenger's checked bag at Logan International Airport on Sunday morning. Whatever it was, the agents were impressed enough to post a picture on the TSA's Twitter feed. "For me it became, 'wait, these are our personal belongings". The officer didn't handle the lobster properly, either, Feinman added. "(My customer) opened up his cooler. Read More »

India, US global engines of growth

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Prime Minister Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. In the same way, India's development and its growing role at the global level are in the USA's interest", he said. Trump and Modi pledged to work together to counter North Korea's "weapons of mass destruction" programmes and vowed to hold "all parties" that support these programmes accountable, the White House statement said. Read More »

Sen. Franken Says Philando Castile 'Did Not Deserve To Die'

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Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. The trial of Yanez began during the last week of May, with prosecutors maintaining that Yanez failed to use correct protocol, such as ordering Castile to put his hands on the steering wheel after being informed the motorist was carrying a permitted gun, and then panicked when he thought Castile was reaching for it. Read More »

1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm

Cindy formed as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico earlier in the week, made landfall Thursday on the Texas-Louisiana line and was downgraded as it took aim at the nation's interior and moved inland. Jim Justice signed a new law to coordinate the state's flood mitigation and response efforts with a new state resiliency office. The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy provided a good, soaking rain across much of Webster Parish Thursday. Read More »

Scattered storms bring hail throughout state

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More widespread showers and storms are possible on Saturday as a cold front pushes through the Mid-South. Low humidity continues across the area through the middle of the week. IF storms manage to make it down into northeast KS tonight a few storms may still be strong to produce small hail and gusty winds but severe weather is not expected. Read More »

Few answers on travel ban as launch deadline looms

President Trump praised the court in a statement saying "t$3 oday's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security". It blocks a ban for people who can demonstrate a USA connection. This means that people from six countries and refugees who have a family, business or other relationships cannot be banned from entering. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear NJ sports gambling ban challenge

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The case concerns a Colorado cake artist who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple claiming that to do so violated his religious liberty under the federal constitution. "It could extend to other types of discrimination as well, if we start using the standard that someone has a personal religious objection to providing services to a whole class of people", Burns said. Read More »

Senate Delays Vote on ObamaCare Overhaul Bill Until After July 4 Recess

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In good news for the GOP , the budget office said the Senate bill would cut the deficit by $202 billion more than the House measure over the coming decade. Ron Johnson , R-Wis., told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt. "This will be great if we get it done", he said at Tuesday's meeting. Those rebels were just part of McConnell's problem. Read More »

GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

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Multiple senators also relayed a message: Ads from a conservative group against moderate GOP Sen. While somewhat different than the AHCA, the Senate's proposal has received virtually the same chilly reception from lawmakers concerned about the millions of Americans the law will leave uninsured. Read More »

Feds looking into Bernie Sanders, wife over real estate deal

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Documents show she claimed to have $2.6 million in donations. "I think the American people in many cases are seeing themselves working longer hours for lower wages, they're anxious about their kids not being able to go to college, they're anxious about what's going to happen to them when they're retiring". Read More »

US Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban

Everyone from foreign relatives of US citizens to USA university students from the countries in question are permitted to travel here without discrimination. "There is no precedent for something like this that I am aware of", said Mr Jeffrey Gorsky, a former legal adviser to the State Department's Visa Office, referring to the new "bona fide " standard. Read More »

Sarah Palin sues New York Times

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Palin years to overcome the detrimental impacts of the false speculation that she caused Loughner to commit murder", her suit states. Citing the 2011 shooting of Rep. The lawsuit also pointed to a statement issued to CNN by Times editorial board member James Bennet, in which he stated in part, "we made an error of fact in the editorial and we've corrected it, but that error doesn't undercut or weaken the argument of the piece". Read More »

Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

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McConnell delivered the message to GOP senators at a private lunch also attended by Vice President Mike Pence and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, sources told The Associated Press. Sens. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska are fellow moderates who've raised concerns about the Senate health bill for a variety of reasons. Read More »

Senate punts, then 3 new Republicans oppose health care bill

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The news that 22 million would lose health insurance coverage, from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ), dealt a major blow. Collins said Monday night she would vote "no" on the motion to proceed, tweeting that the Senate bill does not "fix the flaws" of Obamacare . Read More »

Trump's tweets say he's under investigation-but his team disagrees

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Appearing on a series of morning news programs, attorney Jay Sekulow repeatedly stressed Sunday that "the president has not been and is not under investigation". "Doesn't that make sense?" "Why fight that notion?" Sekulow explained the president's tweet that appeared to acknowledge he was under investigation from the special counsel . Read More »

Florida man jailed when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

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The officer tested the powder with a field drug test kit. The case seemed to have opened the eyes of the Oviedo Police Department , as they told Jeff Levkulich from Channel 9 News that they will be reviewing their drug test kits closely to avoid this mistake from ever happening again. Read More »

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

The Senate bill, supported by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., encourages customers to purchase plans with higher deductibles. Paul had a noon meeting at the White House scheduled on Tuesday, where President Trump was expected to appeal for his support. Read More »

SpaceX kicks off rocket launch double feature

The mission re-used a Falcon 9 lifter, the second time SpaceX has done so, and then stuck the landing on a barge in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite Elon Musk's doubts that the rocket booster would not make it back to Earth in one piece thanks to the force it would experience, Musk tweeted later that the rocket had survived. Read More »

Supreme Court Sides with Trinity Lutheran in Major Church-State Case

But when exactly does the determination not to establish religion become an effort to prohibit religion? The case had been ignored since January, with the court unable to find the fourth vote to earn it a review. Justices also heard arguments that religious organizations are not precluded from receiving protection from fire departments, police or an array of other services that are provided by governmental bodies. Read More »

Trump gives Pentagon authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan

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The change, the Pentagon said, was so that units could deploy at their proper strength to better maintain unit cohesion. The head of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, Gen. McCain told Mattis that he is a "great admirer of yours, Mr. Secretary. but we just can't keep going like this". Mattis added that it was important to include the relationships between India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran in the US strategy. Read More »

Spartan Fire burning in Douglas and Chelan Counties now at 4500

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To the west, the fire continues to creep and back slowly through grass and brush. When it reaches our containment lines, if those are able to hold, it will run out of grass to burn. Authorities said there are about 80 buildings threatened. Those crews are designed for the long-term management of fires and will set up a command center in Wenatchee. Read More »

Phoenix woman gives birth onboard Spirit Airlines flight

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The flight attendants contacted doctors on the ground and they advised the flight attendants to see if there were any medical personnel on board. Pilots re-routed the plane to New Orleans, but Penton's water broke in flight. There is at least one perk to Penton's youngest son being born on a plane. "He did what he wanted", she said, laughing and glancing down at Christoph, who was cradled in her arms. Read More »

New 'island' forms off NC coast…but don't try getting to it

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A new island that has appeared off the coast of North Carolina is exciting water-loving locals and tourists alike. "It's a dynamic area". Chad Koczera snapped a photo of the new island with his drone and posted it on Instagram with the caption, "Cape Hatteras point and the new sandbar island". Read More »

Lacking Support, GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Bill Vote

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Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana also said he is waiting to hear from leaders about revisions before deciding how he'll vote. Senate Republicans crafted their bill behind closed doors, irking some Republicans as well as Democrats who got their first glimpse of the measure on June 22 - just days ahead of a planned vote. Read More »

LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum

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A project that will cost $1.2 billion, the musum will be located in a neighborhood near the University of Southern California ( USC ), where Lucas attended. At $1.5 billion, the project constitutes the "largest private gift in our state", the city and potentially in "our nation's history", said Councilman Curren Price, in whose district the museum will be built. Read More »

What's next for Trump's travel ban and vetting procedures

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Trump's travel ban , though, contemplates even more-restrictive measures, and the president himself has, counter to the representation of Justice Department lawyers, suggested that the measure is not a mere "pause" for assessment. After Trump's original January 27 executive order, several states , including Hawaii, sued in federal court and got it blocked, prompting the administration to craft a new order in March that included changes - such as dropping Iraq from the list of nations - ... Read More »

Country's Mayors Gather In Miami To Advocate For Cities

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As the US Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted on symbolic resolutions pushing back against Donald Trump on climate change and immigration. "A May survey of local sustainability efforts, conducted by the conference and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, initially only included 80 mayors who hold leadership positions within the conference". Read More »

US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation

The Russia sanctions measure was added as an amendment to an Iranian sanctions bill, after a deal was struck between the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. The investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 USA election took another turn, as the Washington Post reported Wednesday that Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice. Read More »

Senate Republicans Alter Health Care Bill To Avoid 'Death Spiral'

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The amendments presented in the Senate to the bill approved earlier in the House penalize people who have no insurance, forcing them to wait for six months before they can reapply for such coverage, thus incentivising people to enter into the private healthcare insurance system before they become ill. Read More »