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Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

The president signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, which enjoys broad bipartisan support and was approved in the Senate on June 6. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", Lee said in a joint statement with Sens. Read More

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Dash Cam Video of Philando Castile's Fatal Shooting Has Been Released

Dash Cam Video of Philando Castile's Fatal Shooting Has Been Released

The defense didn't present the video during its case. Amid news that a Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter in the killing of Philando Castile , actor Michael B. The family of Philando Castile is planning to sue the former Saint Anthony police officer who shot and killed him last summer. He continues to hold him at gunpoint with no sounds coming from Castile . Read More

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Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

Scalise, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, was among four people shot as Republican lawmakers practiced for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. The president also praised the officers who were on the scene of the GOP baseball team's morning practice ahead of tonight's 56th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game as part of Scalise's security detail, which all House and Senate leaders get. Read More

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USA police under scrutiny over pregnant woman's shooting

USA police under scrutiny over pregnant woman's shooting

Seattle police say one person has died in an officer-involved shooting near Magnuson Park in the Sand Point neighborhood Saturday. Police say children inside the apartment were not injured. Because of that history, two officers, instead of one, were dispatched in response to the burglary call on Sunday, authorities said. "She's not big at all", said Lyles' brother, Domico Jones. Read More

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Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Improving, Doctors Say

Jack Sava , director of trauma at Washington MedStar Hospital Center , briefing reporters. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. A number of social media users were quick to seize upon the opportunity to call out Trump, Pence and Scalise - who remains in critical condition - for their lack of support for LGBTQ rights. Read More

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Texas Congressman's Staffer Among Those Wounded In Shooting

Marc Veasey , of Fort Worth. The press release said the gunman has been detained and that more information will be released as it is made available. WATCH LIVE NOW: Rep. Williams Speaks on Shooting at Baseball Practice. "The thin blue line held today and America should be thankful that this is still the type of country that produces these types of heroes". Read More

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Mother, adult daughters found dead at OH home

Mother, adult daughters found dead at OH home

A woman who was in the house is now outside and unharmed. Loeding said it appears at least one of the women was stabbed, but that it was not possible to identify the manner of death for the other two women. Taylor's younger sister, Kylie attended Bowling Green University , where she majored in forensic science and was involved in theater. A Cleveland 19 reporter had come in contact with the man via Facebook earlier in the day, as a result of her reporting on the story. Read More

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Attackers raid Iran parliament and mausoleum, up to seven dead

Two teams of attackers used gunfire and explosives to strike Iran's parliament and the mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran Wednesday, according to state media. "Members of a third group were arrested before being able to carry out any attack ", the ministry said. Iran has suffered from terrorist attacks in the past, but rarely in the cities or the capital. Read More

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Southwest Airlines Just Announced Flights for Under $100

Southwest Airlines Just Announced Flights for Under $100

Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 27,363 shares. Cambridge Inv Rech, Iowa-based fund reported 64,231 shares. Five analysts have issued estimates for Southwest Airlines' earnings, with estimates ranging from $5.71 billion to $5.76 billion. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eleven have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Read More

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Donaldson homers twice, Smoak drives in three as Blue Jays top Yankees

Donaldson homers twice, Smoak drives in three as Blue Jays top Yankees

This would prove to be the difference in the ballgame as the Jays went on to win 3-2. Thanks to a pair of timely homers, the Toronto Blue Jays didn't need a hit with runners in scoring position to beat the New York Yankees . And he didn't get that strikeout until the fifth inning, against the 27th and final batter he faced (Maile). The New York Yankees' starter, Luis Severino , was equally as good, as he went seven innings and gave up two runs as well. Read More

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Rick Scott, lawmakers cut budget deal, set special session

Rick Scott, lawmakers cut budget deal, set special session

After months of bickering, two of Florida's top Republican leaders declared a truce Friday and announced the outlines of a final state budget deal that will allow both to declare victory. That money will be used to fund Scott's priorities. School superintendents, parent-teacher groups and the state's teacher union have been calling on Scott to veto the bill. Read More

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Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

Surviving victim of train attack out of hospital

He has been appointed public defenders. Death to enemies of America. This is America. Get out if you don't like free speech! He was arrested and booked into Multnomah County Jail. And three men - strangers to the girls and one another - stepping up to intervene. While people are praising him for his heroism, he said, the teens "need to be reminded that this is about them". Read More

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Accused Portland killer shows no remorse in court

Police say Christian has extensive associations with white supremacist and anti-immigrant hate groups. According to police affidavits and audio obtained from squad cars, Christian was also heard bragging about his stabbings of three men standing up to him on the train after his continued harassment of a woman wearing a headscarf. Read More

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Stormy Memorial Day Weekend

A few showers may develop as a more indirect result of this system's development and subsequent track into the Mid-Atlantic. Saturday night: Mostly cloudy , with a low around 56. Behind this system, daily high temps drop back into the upper 70s, which is about typical for this time of year. Temperatures will once again stay lower than normal with highs in the 60s. Read More

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Memorial Day weekend forecast

Memorial Day weekend forecast

After some morning showers, there will be a "window of opportunity" for green flag racing Sunday afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Sunday night , howers and thunderstorms likely. The high will be 76; after a morning low of 62. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Tuesday night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7 p.m., then a slight chance of showers between 7 and 8 p.m. Read More

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Plane with New York CEO, 3 others, missing in Bahamas

The passengers on board were identified as 40-year-old Jennifer Blumin and her two sons-one 10 years old and one four years old. "There's no indication of significant adverse weather at the time", said Lt. "Her family is working with investigators and we politely ask that you respect their privacy at this time". Officials said it's unknown why the plane never made it to its destination. Read More

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Macron backs Paris' 2024 Olympic bid

Macron backs Paris' 2024 Olympic bid

He will be with us all the way to Lima and hopefully beyond". Neither of the two cities has put the 2028 Games in its radar, which the International Olympic Committee also took into its consideration to award each of the two Games to two cities respectively, an effort to avoid leaving the other as a loser. Read More

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Heaval Over EVMs In Delhi Assembly

Earlier, the discussion was introduced by Chandni Chowk MLA Alka Lamba, who said the BJP had itself raised concerns over EVMs in 2009 when the Congress had won the Lok Sabha polls. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the AAP will participate in the "EVM Hackathon" to be oraganised by the poll panel later this month and will prove how an EVM can be tampered with. Read More

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Judge in Sacramento court deems TN teacher a flight risk

The former Culleoka Unit School teacher allegedly obtained a "small watercraft and conducted a test run to cross into Mexico across the water from San Diego", ABC News reported . If convicted of the federal charge , he faces at least 10 years in prison, acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith said. The pair went missing in March from Tennessee and were not seen for six weeks - except for when they were captured on surveillance video at a Walmart in Oklahoma City. Read More

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Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip

Trump to wade into Middle East politics on first foreign trip

From Rome, Trump will travel to Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit and then to Sicily for a meeting of the Group of Seven economic powers. "We will not allow people of faith to be targeted, bullied or silenced again and we will never stand for religious discrimination", Trump said. The formal announcement of the visit said Trump would meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the trip, but did not say where he would meet him. Read More

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Joey Logano calls Richmond penalty 'pretty severe'

Joey Logano calls Richmond penalty 'pretty severe'

You have to find that edge and get right to it. However, his vehicle failed post-race technical checks at NASCAR's R&D facility, therefore the win has been declared "encumbered". The loss of 25 driver points only drops him one spot in the standings, from fourth to fifth. "I think we push as hard as we can because we're looking for hundredths of a second - every race team is - the fact of the matter is we're winning right now and when your vehicle wins, it gets put through tech a lot". Read More

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Police arrest protesters at Alton Sterling memorial rally

Police arrest protesters at Alton Sterling memorial rally

MARTIN KASTE, BYLINE: No, it doesn't. "While the standards for federal charges are extremely high, standards under state law are broader and may be more easily applied to the facts of this case". Looking at this - and it's a 71-second incident that they looked at. That's the constitutional standard in the country. "You tell someone, I'm going to kill you "bitch" and then he does it". Read More

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YPG militants target Turkish army posts from Syria border town

Toner stressed the United States will continue to press the case with Turkey that all of the forces fighting Daesh (outlawed in Russia) in that region need to focus on the goal to combat the terror group. The Turkish warplanes on Tuesday conducted airstrikes targeting the positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq , killing at least five Iraqi Kurdish fighters and wounding ten others, Xinhua news agency cited local Kurdish media reports. Read More

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Trump, Turnbull to meet after tense phone call

The meeting with Turnbull also marks Trump's first visit to his hometown New York City since assuming office in January. "Thousands of people are ready to protest Donald Trump", said Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition which is co-organising one of the large-scale protests. Read More

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Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

Customer fatally shoots man who killed sports bar manager

The shooting happened at the Zona Caliente Sports Bar in the 6500 block of South Cooper Street around 6:17 p.m. Cook says that customer was carrying a handgun under the Texas concealed handgun license program. "He made the decision to engage the shooter, fearing there would be other loss of life", Cook said. Employees and customers who were inside at the time will also be interviewed by detectives. Read More

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Advocacy group praises Trump's executive order on offshore drilling

Advocacy group praises Trump's executive order on offshore drilling

Bush's early 2009 creation (and Obama's 2014 expansion) of the Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument south and west of Hawaii - the largest marine protected area in the world. Trump campaigned on making the United States more energy self-sufficient. Nevertheless, the oil industry is praising the order. In addition to requiring a new five-year drilling plan , the order reverses Obama's decision to place parts of the Arctic permanently off limits to drilling. Read More

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Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Clinton blames misogyny, FBI, Russia, herself for 2016 loss

Clinton said the Trump campaign "quite coordinated with the goals" of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the election, adding that Putin "certainly interfered in our election - to hurt me and help my opponent". Clinton pointed to the release of an old video tape on October 7 on which Trump is heard crudely discussing groping women, and how "within an hour or two" of the tapes release, the Russian theft of Clinton staffers' emails were made public on WikiLeaks. Read More

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1 dead, several hurt in U. of Texas stabbings

Just prior to the stabbing, White wrote "Yahushua" on his Twitter account, the Hebrew name for Jesus, a term used by some Christian messianists seeking to return Christianity to its roots in Judaism. "At this time of this bad tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and the families of this incredibly senseless attack, which attacks the entire UT campus and UT family". Read More

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Perdue Sworn in as USDA Secretary

Perdue Sworn in as USDA Secretary

Trump's corporate backers took notice - and took advantage of this administration's openness to influence: Koch Industries lobbied hard to help confirm Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Nestle lobbied for the nomination of Sonny Perdue . Read More

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Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

Arkansas inmate convulses during deadline-beating execution

If it goes through, Williams will be the state's fourth execution this month. Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days, ending a frantic schedule as the state's supply of lethal injection drugs expires at the end of April. Courts have blocked half of those, while three other death sentences have been carried out, including two back-to-back lethal injections Monday. His attorneys had filed a petition Thursday with the high court seeking additional case review, arguing that he was ... Read More

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Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

Severe storms may put a damper on weekend

Forecasters say the stormy weather could also affect parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The main threats with any severe storms this weekend with be damaging winds and large hail. The front will return north Friday into Saturday. Between a tenth and quarter-inch of rain is possible. West-northwest winds are expected to be 20-30 miles per hour, with gusts up to 35 miles per hour are expected this afternoon. Read More

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Senate Confirms Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Senate Democrats largely backed Perdue, even while criticizing President Trump for proposing a big cut to USDA's budget. Nebraska lawmakers in Washington , D.C. While literally hundreds of farm, ranch and agricultural groups endorsed Perdue's nomination as it came before the Senate , there were dissident voices, mostly outside the industry. Read More

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Unemployment continues its decline in the region

Unemployment continues its decline in the region

In 2016, 71 counties were above the comparable, unadjusted annual state unemployment of 5 percent, while 46 were below the state and three (Carroll, Meade and Crittenden counties) were the same rate. "While this is a positive economic indicator, there are thousands of good-paying jobs now available in IN that require in-demand skills". A total of 287 people was looking for work in March, down 21.4 percent from February (down 27.9 percent since March 2016). Read More

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Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen back with family, lawyers say

Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen back with family, lawyers say

Hotel companies alerted authorities that the two had checked into motels in Oklahoma City and Guymon, Oklahoma, but they were gone by the time police got the tips, the complaint says. Not immediately realizing that he was talking to a wanted fugitive and the subject of a nationwide Amber Alert, Barry says he took pity on the supposedly down-on-his-luck man and his "wife", giving him $40 in cash and buying $15 worth of gas. Read More

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Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

Two More People Charged in Genital Mutilation Case

District Court and will remain locked pending a detention hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, when a judge will decide whether to grant them bond or keep them behind bars. According to the complaint , some of the minor victims allegedly traveled inter-state to have Nagarwala perform the procedure, the report said. She also told investigators that her parents instructed her not to talk about the procedure because it was a secret. Read More

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