• United States top diplomat asks for
United States top diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russian Federation sanctions

The Senate passed by a vote of 97-2 a measure to toughen sanctions on Russian Federation, a rare bipartisan move meant to respond to various aggressions by Russian Federation against the U.S. The only two senators not to vote for the bill were Republicans Rand Paul and Mike Lee. The bill was now heading toward the House for passage before rea...

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  • Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment
Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

The 25-year-old told investigators she'd been trying to teach her two-year-old daughter a lesson when she refused to come out of the auto when she was called. She told the Parker County police she had wanted to teach her daughter a lesson for disobeying her. In a story June 23 about a woman charged in the deaths of her two children found inside...

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  • No, the 'big one' isn't hitting California
No, the 'big one' isn't hitting California

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times , for example, sent out a story on the quake that it had to quickly correct. A staffer at Caltech mistakenly sent out an alert for a large magnitude 6.8 quake off the Santa Barbara coast - from 1925.

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  • Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law
Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

The bill would provide less-generous tax credits to help people buy insurance and let states get waivers to ignore some coverage standards that "Obamacare" requires of insurers. The Senate measure would transform Medicaid from an open-ended entitlement to one in which federal funding would be distributed to states on a per capita basis.

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  • President Trump confirms he is under investigation
President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. A recent Washington Post report said Trump is being investigated for possible obstruction of justice by Special Counsel Robert Mueller .

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  • Trump retains assets worth at least $1.4 billion, new disclosure shows
Trump retains assets worth at least $1.4 billion, new disclosure shows

His assets probably exceeded $1.4bn because the disclosure form provided ranges of values. His private club doubled the cost of signing up to $ 200,000 after Donald Trump's election in the presidency. By law, Trump could have postponed releasing the 51-page disclosure document, the first he has filed as president, until 2018. At his golf co...

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  • Baseball shooter had list of 6 names
Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

They said he acted alone and had no connections to terror groups. "I think he was struggling in a lot of aspects of his life", Slater said. At this point in the investigation, the attack appears to be " more spontaneous" than planned, Slater said.

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  • Democratic Losses in Special Elections
Democratic Losses in Special Elections

House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated her on a "hard-earned and well-deserved victory", saying in a statement released Tuesday, "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race and Karen would not be defeated". "Just think about what a unified American nation could achieve", the President said. The Democratic flub may well re...

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  • Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict
Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

Seconds later, he would put seven bullets into the 32-year-old's body. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released the case file four days after a Ramsey County jury acquitted Yanez of second-degree manslaughter and two felony counts of a risky discharge of a firearm.

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  • Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House
Democrats fear slowdown of Russia sanctions bill in House

Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill that would potentially impose additional sanctions against Russian Federation and give Congress the power to delay and/or prevent any action by President Trump to lift or relax sanctions against Russian Federation.

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  • Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks
Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

USPTO had used Section 2A of the Lanham Act , an old and often overlooked or forgotten piece of U.S. law , to justify rejecting The Slants' application for trademark. In 2012, a fashion designer filed a trademark application for that name but withdrew the papers shortly before his request was denied. As NPR's Nina Totenberg has reported , ...

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  • Colin Kaepernick Compares Police To Runaway Slave Patrol
Colin Kaepernick Compares Police To Runaway Slave Patrol

Castille's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , recorded the scene after the shooting and broadcast it on Facebook . Kaepernick added in his tweet: "A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!" Testifying that Mr.

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  • Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia
Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

That measure reflected Republican complaints that Obama had overstepped the power of the presidency and needed to be checked by Congress. Democratic Sen. The investigation into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 United States election took another turn, as the Washington Post reported Wednesday that Donald Trump is being investigated...

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  • Forecasters watching possible tropical storms affecting the Yucatán Peninsula
Forecasters watching possible tropical storms affecting the Yucatán Peninsula

An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system on Sunday as needed. This system remains disorganized, but as it treks west, further development is possible. If the storm tracks closer to Florida's west coast, we'd likely have a wetter week ahead in Central Florida. They warn, however, that a slight jog to th...

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  • Damaging winds, flash flooding possible as storm passes through region Monday evening
Damaging winds, flash flooding possible as storm passes through region Monday evening

Urban areas and areas with steep terrain will be most vulnerable to flash flooding, according to the Weather Service. Isolated tornadoes and locally large hail are also possible. The watch is in effect in Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham, Litchfield, New London, New Haven and Fairfield counties, the NWS said late Monday morning.

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  • AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller
AG Rosenstein sees no reason to fire Mueller

He told Woodruff he thinks firing Mueller "would be a very significant mistake, even though I don't think there's a justification. for a special counsel". Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the investigation intensifies. After initially being praised by Republicans and Democrats for his integrity, Mue...

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  • Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Paul's streets. They held signs that read "black lives matter" and "no justice, no peace", and chanted "stand up, fight back". Light rail trains were idled and some traffic on Interstate 94 was disrupted after protestors blocked both lanes of traffic in downtown St.

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  • Heat advisory issued for next week
Heat advisory issued for next week

Wednesday. High temperatures in those areas are predicted to reach 92 to 102 degrees over the weekend and 96 to 104 degrees Monday through Wednesday. Signs of heat stroke include confusion, fainting, seizures, excessive sweating and high body temperature.

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  • Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4
Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

Earlier this year in March a similar insider attack wounded three U.S. soldiers at an Afghan military complex in Helmand province. " We are investigating and have no reports yet of any foreign troops killed in the attack". In that case Mujahid claimed that the shooter was a Taliban loyalist who infiltrated the army specifically to seek out opp...

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  • Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan
Search goes on for seven US sailors after collision off Japan

The US Navy further said the ship USS Fitzgerald suffered damage below the water line on its starboard side after it collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship. Naval Hospital in Yokosuka. The Japan Coast Guard has confirmed that seven crew members are missing and one is injured. It was unclear how many others may have been hurt.

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