Justices side with government in property rights case

Courts must strive for consistency with the central goal of the Takings Clause: to "bar Government from forcing some people alone to bear public burdens which, in all fairness and justice, should be borne by the public as a whole.". Roberts said he was not troubled by the majority's "bottom-line conclusion" that the property owners were not entitled to compensation. The family and the property-r... [Full Article...]

Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton

Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for alleged obstruction of justice in the Clinton email investigation. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who served at the time as DNC chair, was allegedly hacked by Russian Federation, though the Federal Bureau of Investigation later discounted its reliability. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin AG Asks Court to Review Brendan Dassey Ruling

Wisconsin AG Asks Court to Review Brendan Dassey Ruling The now 27-year-old was originally convicted in 2007 of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault in the killing of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County, Wisc., and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 41 years. [Full Article...]

Court upholds overturned conviction for Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey

Court upholds overturned conviction for Making A Murderer's Brendan Dassey Instead, the state appealed the judge's decision , keeping Dassey in prison and leaving a federal appeals court to decide if his conviction should be overturned or not. Judge Hamilton said the decision "breaks new ground and poses troubling questions for police and prosecutors". Avery, Dassey and Making A Murderer documentary makers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, claim the pair were framed ... [Full Article...]

Utah wildfire burns 13 homes as it spread

Utah wildfire burns 13 homes as it spread Darboven said the stretch of Highway 143 that is closed has been extended to almost 48 miles (77 kilometers) from Parowan to Panguitch. Haze from smoke of the Brian Head fire drifts through the streets of Parowan, Utah , early Thursday, June 22, 2017. [Full Article...]

Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix

Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix In a statement obtained by the Republic , American Airlines said its American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft. Tuesday's high was 119 degrees, breaking the mark of 116 set past year and tying for the fourth-hottest day in the city's recorded history. [Full Article...]

Senate's ACA Repeal Bill Is Built On 'Fundamental Meanness'

None was more forceful or unequivocal than the reaction from former President Barack Obama . Republicans can only afford to lose two within their own party - assuming no Democrats jump on board - to secure a 50-50 tie, which Vice President Mike Pence would have to break. [Full Article...]

NBA Draft: Instant reaction and grades from the first round

Giles had a chance to be special before the knee injuries, but the fact that he did not share his medical records with teams has scared off a lot of potential suitors. A good example of how the model works is De'Aaron Fox. First, there were triggers from a 2015 trade with Sacramento that initially allowed the Sixers to wind up with the third pick instead of the fifth. [Full Article...]

US top court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship

US top court sets higher bar for stripping citizenship But the Supreme Court justices questioned whether omissions seen to be lies were in themselves enough to forfeit American citizenship. "If whatever illegal conduct occurring within the naturalization process was a causal dead-end - if, so to speak, the ripples from that act could not have reached the decision to award citizenship - then the act cannot support a charge that the applicant obtained... [Full Article...]

Mueller's friendship with Comey is 'very bothersome'

The committee is probing Russian election interference, including any potential links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin, as well as leaks of classified information. A day later, asked about the tapes, Trump refused to confirm or deny that the White House had such recordings. Fox reporter Ainsley Earnhardt suggested that keeping the tapes was "a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in... [Full Article...]

Bulls' Wade picks up $23.8M option for next season

Butler does not want to be seen in Cavaliers who are lacking in their leader. It had been a widely held assumption for the past few months that Markkanen would be a lottery pick and that assumption came to fruition after his name was the seventh one read by National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver. [Full Article...]

Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

However, the four senators do appear open to negotiations and amendments that could turn their "no" to a "yes". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he hopes to hold a vote on the measure next week, though Johnson said Wednesday he "can't imagine" voting for the legislation on that timeline. [Full Article...]

Senate health care bill would be 'devastating' to California

They say in a statement that they are open to negotiation before the full Senate considers the measure. They are Senators Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. Annie Clark, a spokeswoman for Sen. Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital ... [Full Article...]

President Trump's financial disclosure maps out his elaborate business holdings, income sources

Trump is facing increasing pressure related to the alleged Russian meddling in the USA presidential elections and suspected ties to the Republican campaign. Since this January, all of Trump's business assets have been in a trust managed and controlled by his sons Donald Jr . and Eric , as well as longtime Trump Organization executive Allen Weisselberg. [Full Article...]

U.S. downs Syrian warplane as it engaged ISIS

Five Islamic State-linked attackers stormed Iran's parliament and a shrine to revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 7, killing at least 18 people and wounding more than 50. Netanyahu has repeatedly said Iran is a threat to the Jewish state, the Middle East and potentially the world. Syrian military officers described it as a major achievement that boosts the coordination of bor... [Full Article...]

Drake Debuts New Song 'Signs' at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show

Drake Debuts New Song 'Signs' at Louis Vuitton Fashion Show This 40-produced track sounds like it could have been off of More Life . With a new song, Signs , Drake gave it a fitting soundtrack. Sorry Kanye, but Drizzy may be the " Louis Vuitton Don" now. Drake has released his first work since his cross-genre "playlist" More Life back in March. Drake is also featured on the new DJ Khaled album " Grateful " with the song "To the Max". [Full Article...]

'It's time for people to know when to go'

'It's time for people to know when to go' Karen Handel beat him 52 percent to 48 percent, a few points better than Donald Trump did in the same district. The Massachusetts Democrat , speaking on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" Wednesday afternoon, made his comments following his party's failure to win a closely watched special election in Georgia. [Full Article...]

Utah Senators Split On Republican Health Bill

The association representing Arizona's hospitals says the Senate bill repealing much of the Affordable Care Act would be devastating to millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid for their care. Schumer says, taken as a whole, the changes mean any benefits are in name only. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", Trump tweeted late Thursday. Those additional funds would continue through... [Full Article...]

Dozens Stand with Schumer Against Senate's Health Care Bill

If it passes, President Donald Trump and the Republican Congress will be on the edge of a major overhaul of the American health care system - about one-sixth of the nation's economy. The budget office said the House bill would cause 23 million to lose coverage by 2026. "I expect there's going to be a number of changes between now and the final vote", said Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming. [Full Article...]

Judge rules that Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced

Judge rules that Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that the confession of Brendan Dassey , whose case was part of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer , was involuntary . Rovner said " no reasonable court " could believe Dassey's confession was voluntary. Dassey's lawyers, Professors Steven Drizin and Laura Nirider of the Centre on Wrongful Convictions of Youth, comme... [Full Article...]

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