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Scalise Family: This Father's Day Has a Special Meaning

The House Majority Whip "received many units of blood transfusion for ongoing hemorrhage from multiple locations". They were preparing for an annual bipartisan charity baseball game set to take place on Thursday night at Nationals Park. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family. Three others were shot in addition to Scalise. Read More »

Supreme Court Will Hear Landmark Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

District Court judges and a U.S. Court of Appeals judge, which said in a 2-1 decision that the 2011 Republican re-draw of state Assembly boundaries is an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander . Supreme Court could rule that this kind of partisan map drawing is constitutional. "Illinois suffers greatly from gerrymandered, partisan-drawn legislative districts that result in a lack of fair, competitive elections", Brad McMillan, Vice-Chair of CHANGE Illinois, the group that took over for ... Read More »

Police officer stabbed at Bishop Airport in Flint

Officials on Wednesday evacuated an airport in Flint, Michigan , where a witness said he saw an officer bleeding from his neck and a knife nearby on the ground. According to a post on the airport's Facebook page, "An airport police officer has been injured". "The cop was on his hands and knees bleeding from his neck", Ken Brown, an eye-witness, told The Flint Journal . Read More »

What killed Otto Warmbier?

Senator McCain also slammed North Korea saying, "Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier, an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime". Young Pioneer Tours, the China-based travel agency that took Mr Warmbier to North Korea, said in a Facebook post that it would no longer allow United States citizens on its trips. Read More »

Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air show

The MOU also includes an option for a further 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. But the 737 MAX 10 is a major step in the right direction for Boeing . Boeing's overall tally is higher partly because it counts aircraft with 90 seats or more, whereas Airbus starts at 100. Blue Air became the first Romanian 737 MAX customer, with an order for six aircraft. Read More »

Jared Kushner arrives in Middle East for meetings with Netanyahu, Abbas

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His time on the ground is expected to be only about 20 hours. Trump has described peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians as "the ultimate deal" and made it a priority since taking office. The Palestinians claim these areas for a future independent state. But during a February meeting with Mr Netanyahu in Washington DC, Mr Trump declared that he was not fixed on two states saying, "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like". Read More »

Uganda, UN seek $8 billion for South Sudanese refugees

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The UN agency said it found a record 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016. Syria had the second highest number of people listed as internally displaced past year, with just over 6 million. "The worldwide neglect that you see here is matched nowhere else in the world", Grandi told The Associated Press on Sunday while visiting South Sudan's largest internally displaced camp in the town of Bentiu. Read More »

Queen outlines UK government agenda in scaled-down speech

But the source said agreement before Wednesday's State Opening of Parliament could not entirely be ruled out if there was movement in the talks between the parties. Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said: "After one week of talks, we are no closer to finding out what the DUP have asked for and what concessions are being made". Read More »

Bill Cosby's attorney says he is anxious about entertainer's health

Read Camille Cosby's full statement about her husband's mistrial below. A retrial must take place within a year, but O'Neill said he wanted it to happen within 120 days. Steele sought to tamp down the impact of those inconsistencies by enlisting a rape expert as a witness. Prosecutors used those to help convince a judge - Carter waived her right to a jury trial - that Carter was guilty of involuntary manslaughter. Read More »

Brussels attacker identified as 36-year-old Moroccan

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The man then returned to the hall where he left the suitcase and rushed at a soldier patrolling the station, shouting "Allahu akbar". A witness who was inside Brussels Central Station said he heard two explosions and then heard someone yell "Allahu Akbar!" twice, followed by heavy gunfire. Read More »

Strike, protest continue in Darjeeling hills, internet service suspended for seven days

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All shops, restaurants and hotels except pharmacies remained shut due to the strike. The indefinite bandh in Darjeeling hills entered its seventh day on Wednesday. The indefinite strike was called by the GJM from June 12. Bimal Gurung headed GJM dominates the GTA. GJM spokesperson T Arjun told the media that an all-party coordination committee would be constituted to send a delegation to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to press for the demand for ... Read More »

Long stretch of Gulf Coast eyes Tropical Storm Cindy

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At times, the heavy rain led to water collecting on some roads and ditches, especially in poor drainage areas. As of 5 a.m. Tuesday , the system is centered about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving northwest near 8 mph (13 kph). Read More »

Under pressure to soften Brexit, May meets Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Sinn Fein has warned such a move undermines powersharing talks in Northern Ireland and the party's seven MPs have flown to London where they will hold a briefing with reporters. The move comes amid concerns the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the region if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster. Read More »

Snake slithers from truck's hood in middle of highway

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It's a sight these two Texans won't forget for a long time, and thankfully they caught it on video. Moyers said the snake finally lost its grip on the vehicle and fell from under the truck's hood. They pulled over, in hopes that it would get off the truck on its own. The snake appears to be a bullsnake, which are not lethal, but can grow up to five feet in length. Read More »

Trump sending aides to Mideast to prepare ground for peace talks

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Netanyahu announced Tuesday on Twitter that "work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement", including a picture of construction equipment breaking ground. Most of the world considers settlements built on occupied land illegal under global law, a position Israel disputes. Amichai will be the first entirely new state-approved settlement constructed in the Palestinian territories since the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo peace accords were signed in 1993, although illegal ... Read More »

Number of global displaced rose to 65.6 million last year

Of the 65.6 million, 22.5 million were refugees , 40.3 million were internally displaced and 2.8 million were asylum-seekers, it said. In the shadow of the ongoing crises in Syria and Iraq, conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and South Sudan forced millions of people to flee their homes. Read More »

MI airport evacuated after police officer injured

Officials say the airport in Flint, Michigan, has been evacuated after a police officer was injured. The officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He also saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground. A witness at the airport told MLive that he saw the cop on his knees, bleeding form the neck. Read More »

Saudi king names son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince

Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, had served as crown prince since 2015, taking the post shortly after Salman , his uncle, was crowned. Muscat: King Salman of Saudi Arabia has issued royal orders to select his son as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia , according to Oman News Agency. Read More »

Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

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While we think that the concept of dress codes isn't bad, often times they cross a line - or can come off as a little sexist. This policy is instated at 18-year-old Tori DiPaolo's high school in New Jersey, where girls are told that they aren't allowed to wear halter-neck tops, half-shirts, shorts, sweaters, or any blouse that exposes shoulders, breasts or stomachs. Read More »

A New Political Party Could Be Taking Over French Politics

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FN vice-president Florian Philippot admitted to "disappointment" and called on voters to "mobilise massively" for the June 18 second round. The right-wing Republicans -- who had hoped to rebound from their defeat in the presidential vote -- were shown trailing in second with a predicted 80-132 seats while Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front (FN) was forecast to garner between one and 10 seats. Read More »

Man Tasered after incident at mosque

Watch this video to find out more about the incident. Police said this morning that the incident was not being treated as terrorism-related. "Police are there and stopped the individual". Police were called at around 1.20am and found the man waving " an item " which turned out to be a shoe horn. A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said the man has been arrested "on suspicion of displaying threatening abusive / insulting written material with intent / likely to stir up racial hatred". Read More »

Mamata Banerjee trying to divert our movement: GJM chief

Eight protestors have suffered bullet injuries in the Singamari area alone, an eyewitness said, requesting that he not be named. Darjeeling has been witnessing violence and protests in recent times. "On Saturday, a policeman was injured in the forehead just below his helmet, probably due to a well-aimed missile from a catapult", an officer said.At Singmari on Saturday, the demonstrators resorted to stone pelting from a height and used the bends and rocks to their advantage before the ... Read More »

Naveen to support NDA presidential candidate

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A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said Kovind's resignation has been accepted. "We will never support the BJP candidate", said George. Sena president Uddhav Thackeray declared the party's decision on Tuesday evening after conferring with senior party leaders. Read More »

U will back Ram Nath Kovind, says party leader

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However, earlier there were indications that the Sena may not announce its decision immediately and adopt a wait-and-watch policy till Thursday when the opposition parties finalise their candidate. As reported by the India Express, the opposition could pick Dalit leader Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate. The Shiv Sena , a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition, on Tuesday said it would back the BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, saying he is a "simple and decent human ... Read More »

KEAM Rank List 2017 Declared, Check Now @ cee

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The second rank went to Vedant Prakash Shenoy of Kottayam and the third rank to Abhilash Kar of Vadavathur, Kottayam. In the Pharmacy entrance exam, the first ranker is C.P. The entrance examination was conducted at 312 venues in all the 14 revenue districts and also in New Delhi , Mumbai and Dubai. Around 90,806 students appeared for this Entrance Test out of which 72,440 qualified. Read More »

In spite of tweet, lawyer insists Trump not under investigation

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But on Sunday he was given a tall task: communicating the message that President Trump is not actually under investigation, even as the president tweeted Friday, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump , who has denied any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation, has frequently lashed out about the allegations, which have overshadowed his administration's efforts to overhaul the healthcare system, ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy

Warmbier was convicted for trying to steal a banner linked to former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il from a Pyongyang hotel used by foreign tourists. Although we don't know everything about life in North Korea , this much is sure: innocent people like Otto are suffering. "The thoughts I had were just a kinship with the family", Sneddon said. Read More »

US weighs banning citizens' travel to N. Korea after student's death

However, not long after Spicer made those comments, President Trump appeared to place some blame on China for not applying enough pressure on the North. Those discussions became more urgent after Warmbier's death Monday in his home state of Ohio. South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited Moon separately as saying: "It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights". Read More »

Items taken from Augusta cyber contractor Reality Winner's home detailed

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Reality Winner was taken into custody in Augusta last weekend by federal marshals and charged with mailing classified information to a news organization - the online news organization, The Intercept . "She's a good person with no criminal history who is caught in a political whirlwind". Victor was booked Saturday at around 8 p.m., according to her arrest report, but the Justice Department didn't announce that she had been taken into custody until Monday - barely an hour after The ... Read More »

Soldiers Shoot 'Terror Attack' Suspect At Brussels Train Station

Walking up to a group of passengers, "he grabbed his suitcase, while shouting and causing a partial explosion". He shouted Allahu akbar as the bomb went off and then soldiers shot him dead. Prosecutors told Libre Belgique that the individual was carrying a backpack and an explosive belt, before being shot down. Sky's Europe Correspondent Mark Stone, at the scene, said: "Authorities this morning are extremely relieved that soldiers managed to deal with what could have been a horrendous ... Read More »

Germany's Merkel Vows Not to Give Up on US Free Trade Deal

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But the leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party, Christian Lindner, was more skeptical. He also voiced concerns that Macron's proposal would lead to the eurozone setting up its own taxation regime as well. At the same time, Merkel is turning attention to the broader goals of avoiding clashes over trade with the USA at the Group of 20 summit in July and winning a fourth term in Germany's election in September. Read More »

Republican Handel wins Georgia House election - KVOA | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

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Returns showed Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, winning about 52 percent of the vote over Democrat Jon Ossoff , who won almost 48 percent in Georgia's 6th Congressional District . Photo Karen Handel , victor of a special election in Georgia's Sixth Congressional District, on Tuesday. Citing the June 14 shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice that left House Majority Whip Steve Scalise injured, Handel urged a " more civil way to deal with our ... Read More »

Valedictorian silenced mid-speech after going off script

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Defending the administration's decision, Wyoming Area Superintendent Janet Serino said Butera's address needed to be vetted before he delivered it and he went off script at graduation. "I got my point across and them cutting the microphone proved my point to be true". "The speech was changed as it was being given", she said in an email. Read More »