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The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice

The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice He said he believed the officer followed proper protocol and that Castile was moving after Yanez told him not to reach for the gun. The shooting drew national attention after the victim's girlfriend live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media, and it led to protests that have fueled debate across the country over police use of force in encounters with minorities. [Full Article...]

Montana Republican newest member of Congress

Montana Republican newest member of Congress Greg Gianforte (R-MT) was sworn in to Congress as the newest official congressman. As his first act, Gianforte endorsed legislation that would prohibit lawmakers from earning a paycheck until they passed a budget, impose term limits and ban members of Congress from lobbying after leaving office. [Full Article...]

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes

It's so hot in Phoenix, they can't fly planes In fact, temperatures at that mark or higher have only been recorded 15 times since record-keeping started in 1896. A "Flex Alert" issued by the California Independent System Operator asked users of air conditioners to conserve energy during the late afternoon beginning Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

Steve Scalise (R-LA), who was injured last week in a shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice. "We're working really hard on massive tax cuts", Mr. "We are making progress like no one can believe", he said. The rally was advertised, sponsored and organized by his campaign committee. The president dismissed the potency of wind-harnessed energy in a state filled with thousands of turbi... [Full Article...]

Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean'

Trump's comments were described by two GOP congressional sources who received accounts of Tuesday's White House lunch. In particular, Senate aides are reportedly concerned about securing the votes of Republican senators Mike Lee and Rand Paul due to concessions made so far in negotiations to moderate Republicans. [Full Article...]

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

The President's rally comes after two Republicans won special elections last night in Georgia and SC, giving President Trump a lot to talk about. Trump bested Democrat Hillary Clinton in Iowa by almost 10 percentage points in the election previous year. [Full Article...]

Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

Schumer, New York Democrat. The measure is widely seen as a rebuke to Trump , as it hits Russian Federation with new sanctions to punish Moscow for its interference in USA elections, as well as over Moscow's aggression in Ukraine and Syria . [Full Article...]

Ex-North Korea prisoner denounces death of American student

The Trump administration is considering banning travel by USA citizens to North Korea , officials said Tuesday , as outrage grew over the death of American student Otto Warmbier and President Donald Trump declared it a "total disgrace". [Full Article...]

Video of killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted of manslaughter

Video of killing released after Minnesota officer acquitted of manslaughter Diamond Reynolds , who livestreamed her boyfriend bleeding to death - as their four year old sat in the backseat - maintains Castile was not reaching for a gun, but for his license and registration in his wallet. "I wasn't reaching", Mr. Castile says softly just after the gunfire stops. "I told him not to reach for it", he says. "He was just staring straight ahead and I was gettin' fucki... [Full Article...]

Buffalo gives up winger William Carrier, 6th round pick to Vegas

Buffalo gives up winger William Carrier, 6th round pick to Vegas On Wednesday night the NHL's newest expansion team announced its draft , in which one player was taken from the bargain bins of every other team, and it was a show, or at least part of one. "I'll give it everything I've got to win some games and try to get into the community to meet people and spread the word about the Golden Knights". McPhee believes Fleury's presence will bring instant stab... [Full Article...]

Teens could face hate crime charges in attack on performer

Teens could face hate crime charges in attack on performer A spokesman for Boston Police Department said: 'At about 4:40 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a radio call for an assault and battery in progress in the area of Congress and State Streets. [Full Article...]

Disney Characters Communicate With Deaf Boy Using Sign Language

Disney Characters Communicate With Deaf Boy Using Sign Language A video circulating the internet shows the touching moment when a little boy realizes he can communicate with his favorite Disney characters through sign language. The best part? He was so thrilled when the cast members communicated with him in sign language . Staab wrote that the video, which is posted on the Olive Crest Facebook page, has been viewed almost 400,000 times and shared more t... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas Ties Record High Temperature Of 117 Degrees

So these temperatures this hot are rare, even for our standard. The flights affected by the heat tend to be on smaller regional carriers, which use planes that operate under lower maximum temperatures. Seven flights were canceled due to weather on Monday, when the temperature reached 118 degrees, rounding out the total to 50 weather-related cancellations in two days. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week

Senate GOP promises to unveil health overhaul Thursday; votes expected next week Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on Republican members of the U.S. Senate to open up their meetings about the new health care law, which is expected to be put to a vote in Congress before their July break. The important point here, she said, is not that she doesn't know what's in the bill. In a few days we'll discover whether Republicans really know what they're doing or if they were... [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise upgraded to fair condition, hospital announces

According to Politico , doctors upgraded the Republican representative's condition from "serious" to "fair" on Wednesday, saying he "continues to make good progress". Also hit by gunfire were a lobbyist and a U.S. Capitol Police officer. The Louisiana Republican has undergone several surgeries since he was shot last week. [Full Article...]

Trump demurs on tape recording, House Intelligence responds

Former FBI director James Comey's scathing testimony has boosted the case for obstruction of justice charges against President Donald Trump , legal experts say. While Trump's staunchest supporters have tried to paint Comey's testimony as vindication for the president, few Republicans who don't work for Trump stepped in to defend the president's version of his contacts with Comey. [Full Article...]

Few agree with Trump move to ditch Paris accord

Few agree with Trump move to ditch Paris accord In the bi-partisan poll, 36 percent of people feel Trump is doing a good job running the country, to go with 63 percent who disapprove of how Trump has handled the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election . [Full Article...]

Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer

Heat wave hits Southwest on 1st day of summer It set the hottest known temperature in the world - 134 Fahrenheit degrees (about 56.7 Celsius degrees) on July 10, 1913. "That's deadly heat no matter how you slice it", weather service meteorologist Chris Breckenridge said. Extreme temperatures cause a change in air density that makes it more hard for airplanes to take off from the runway, the Daily Mail reports. As per an American Air... [Full Article...]

Supervolcano in Yellowstone experiences highest number of earthquakes in 5 years

Supervolcano in Yellowstone experiences highest number of earthquakes in 5 years The West Yellowstone Police Department says the biggest natural disaster was felt in the town that borders the park, but there were no reports of damage. The swarm consists of one natural disaster in the magnitude 4 range, 5 earthquakes in the magnitude 3 range, 57. The tremors were recorded at depths from ground level to 14.5 km below sea level. [Full Article...]

US pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. The Warmbier family announced Tuesday that the 22-year-old will be laid to rest Thursday morning in OH, as Republican and Democratic lawmakers decried his treatment by Pyongyang and floated the idea of banning American travel to North Korea as a first step. [Full Article...]


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