• Gov't watchdog: HUD secretary violates Hatch Act
Gov't watchdog: HUD secretary violates Hatch Act

The report from the office said Castro's statements during the interview "impermissibly mixed his personal political views with official agency business despite his efforts to clarify that some answers were being given in his personal capacity".

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  • Protesters Block Airline Hwy In Front Of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters
Protesters Block Airline Hwy In Front Of Baton Rouge Police Headquarters

State Police Col. Mike Edmonson said officials reviewed with the governor what assets were available to law enforcement and how quickly they can be mobilized in an emergency. Edwards has largely faulted people from outside the city who he said have taken "a more violent approach". Eve Troeoh, news director for New Orleans public radio station WWNO,...

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  • Why Mike Pence said yes to Trump
Why Mike Pence said yes to Trump

When asked if he was okay with the use of these tactics, Mr Pence said: "What I'm okay with is protecting the American people". Dominating the interview , Mr Trump insisted that he and Mr Pence got along, and that he was impressed by Mr Pence's work in Indiana.

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  • Black Lives Matter supporters gather in downtown Elkton on Sunday night
Black Lives Matter supporters gather in downtown Elkton on Sunday night

Our nation is severely threatened today by an increasingly obvious diminishment of the ability and even a desire to feel or try to understand where another person is coming from. "That's the way they're going to die". A #blacklivesmatter hashtag was created for social media. A viral cellphone video shows police forcing him to the ground and restr...

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  • GOP convention kicks off amid more violence
GOP convention kicks off amid more violence

Now that the Republican Party appears to be begrudgingly falling into line behind Trump, such palace intrigue seems unlikely, but the cost of that uneasy peace is that Trump is the legitimate nominee of one of the two major parties in the U.S.

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  • GOP kicks off convention to nominate Trump
GOP kicks off convention to nominate Trump

That remained to be seen. Instead, the Republican National Convention kicking off Monday is shaping up to be a staid family-focused affair, with a lineup that features everyday Americans, successful business people and four of his five children.

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  • Trump on Pence's Iraq war vote: 'I don't care'
Trump on Pence's Iraq war vote: 'I don't care'

During a June 22 speech, Trump slammed Clinton's "bad judgment" for supporting the Iraq War as a senator. That's because Pence has taken positions on some major questions that are at odds with those of Trump. We're gonna do territories. A moment later, Trump reiterated his frequent remarks that Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nomine...

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  • Presidential candidate Clinton promises to prosecute police killers
Presidential candidate Clinton promises to prosecute police killers

Although then-future first lady Hillary Clinton did appear at her party's convention in 1992, she did not give a speech . "Donald Trump wants to ban an entire religion from entering our country and Donald Trump loves to talk to the press", she said.

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  • Advantage Clinton as conventions begin
Advantage Clinton as conventions begin

The Harvard IOP poll finds Clinton topping Trump by a 45-percent-to-23-percent margin among those most likely to vote in the fall, with 13 percent behind Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and another 19 percent unsure who they'd support.

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  • Trump Can't Help But Interrupt In First Joint Interview With Pence
Trump Can't Help But Interrupt In First Joint Interview With Pence

NBC News reported in the wake of numerous media reports Thursday morning that Trump was set to pick Pence, that Trump made a flurry of calls late in the evening second-guessing the idea. Gingrich said he didn't know if he would have a role in a Trump administration, but he added: "I think I'll have plenty of access". "So many people have said part...

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  • Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers
Clinton condemns shooting of Baton Rouge officers

Forty-five percent of likely voters said they back Clinton in the latest survey, compared to 43 percent who said they support Trump . "There can be no justification, no looking the other way". Ms Clinton promised that as the "24-hour news cycle" moves on, she would not. Trump declined an opportunity to speak at the NAACP convention, a brea...

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  • GOP CONVENTION | Ryan doesn't mention Trump during breakfast talk
GOP CONVENTION | Ryan doesn't mention Trump during breakfast talk

Whether this year's confab meets that benchmark remains to be seen. He has endorsed Trump, but needs to focus on his own competitive re-election - one that's been made more hard by some of Trump's incendiary comments about Hispanics in the heavily Latino state.

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  • Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge, gunman killed
Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge, gunman killed

Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson said it is believed that Long was a single shooter that acted alone. Jackson and his family were planning to go to Houston soon for a vacation, Pitts said. I'm working in these streets so any protesters, officers, friends, family or whoever, if you see me and need a hug or want to say a prayer. "We ...

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  • Wichita police, Black Lives Matter demonstrators host community cookout
Wichita police, Black Lives Matter demonstrators host community cookout

Wichita Falls Police say there are no planned Black Lives Matter rallies for today on Southwest Parkway or in downtown Wichita Falls despite speculation on social media. The barbecue is an opportunity for police and citizens to interact and have "positive contact, not face-to-face on a skirmish line", Ramsay said. "I definitely think this is a star...

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  • For House Speaker Ryan, opportunity, and risk, at convention
For House Speaker Ryan, opportunity, and risk, at convention

In order to see any of those changes move forward, Republicans should be rallying behind the candidate who is more likely to support their policies, he said. Ryan shouted as he waved a yellow-and-black "Terrible Towel" waved by Steelers fans at National Football League games. "You could decide this whole thing in Pennsylvania".

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  • Japan's Softbank to acquire ARM of UK for $31 billion
Japan's Softbank to acquire ARM of UK for $31 billion

ARM said it will keep its headquarters in Cambridge, and is likely to double its number of staff in the next five years, reports BBC . The smartphone chip designer now has 4,064 employees on its books worldwide. That said, ARM is the golden goose laying a great many golden eggs, so if SoftBank were to change ARM's diet too much or interfere with...

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  • Officer acquitted in Baltimore police custody death case
Officer acquitted in Baltimore police custody death case

Circuit Judge Barry Williams dropped a second-degree assault charge midway through the trial, and prosecutors dropped a second misconduct charge at the trial's start. "I'm disgusted, as usual, and they're sending a daily message all across the world that our lives don't matter, and that's sad", said Tawanda Jones said outside the courthouse.

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  • Republicans to kick off convention in Cleveland as Trump announces early arrival
Republicans to kick off convention in Cleveland as Trump announces early arrival

The chairman called for a moment of silence out of respect for "genuine heroes" in law enforcement. Two speakers from Nevada, UFC President Dana White and Treasure Island owner Phil Ruffin, will speak on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.

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  • Clinton swipes at Trump for declining NAACP invitation
Clinton swipes at Trump for declining NAACP invitation

Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump by five points nationally with 46 percent of support from registered voters according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released this morning.

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  • Local Group Wants Charges Dismissed Following Last Week's Black Lives Matter Protest
Local Group Wants Charges Dismissed Following Last Week's Black Lives Matter Protest

Anyone who feels it necessary to incite violence against police officers should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but it should also be clear that any policeman who is found to have used his or her position unlawfully, should also be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, which is not being done today.

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