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Rep. Quigley: Kushner's clearance 'absolutely' should be suspended

Amid reports that he tried to broker a business deal with Russian Federation to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, Donald Trump's disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn may now be cooperating with the FBI in the investigation of the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation, according to a statement by two-term Rhode Island Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, in an interview with CNN on Monday. Read More »

Father killed children then hanged himself in Santa Rosa

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The Press Democrat quotes Cregan as saying it is not immediately clear how the children died and an autopsy will be run to determine the cause of death. 'A handsome little girl and a sweet little boy, ' said neighbor Julia Poncia. When no one answered her knock she called the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. Read More »

Democrats just went 0-4. When will they win?

But it could give Republicans a boost in confidence as they struggle to advance health and tax legislation that has been bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. Read More »

Ronaldo summoned to answer judge's questions on tax fraud

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Ronaldo is believed to be furious in the wake of tax fraud allegations which claimed he owed £13million. Spanish paper Marca had reported that Ronaldo told his teammates "there is no turning back" ". We are a team led by Zidane, a symbolic figure for Madridismo, who in a short space of time has become the best coach in the world. In the season just ended, he won three trophies in his debut campaign at Manchester United , although he drew criticism after a poor league performance ... Read More »

Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

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As more police and an ambulance arrived, Yanez could be heard breathing heavily and swearing and trying to explain his actions to fellow officers. A key part of the prosecution case was statements Yanez made that seemed to suggest he didn't know where the gun was. Read More »

Ex-cop not guilty in Milwaukee shooting death that sparked riots

The officer is going to face a jury trial in August for the sexual assault charges, which follow a disturbing narrative: Heaggan-Brown allegedly had been drinking heavily at a bar the night after Smith's shooting, where he "bragged about being able to do whatever without repercussions" to a man whom he later sexually assaulted. Read More »

Cards too much for Texas A&M in College World Series

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The Frogs (48-16) avoided going 0-2 for the first time in five College World Series appearances. The 6-foot-3 right-hander walked the first two batters in the bottom of the first, and although he went to a three-ball count against all four hitters he faced in the inning before eventually getting a strike 'em out, throw 'em out double play to strand the threat. Read More »

Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

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While the case ended in a mistrial , district attorney Kevin Steele says that they plan on retrying Cosby with the exact same charges and hope to move the case forward quickly. It has also been reported that the prosecution may bring up Constand's sexuality in their second attempt at convicting Cosby. Because of pretrial publicity, jurors in the first trial were selected from the Pittsburgh area and bused 300 miles to suburban Philadelphia, where they were sequestered. Read More »

Man Accused of Murder of Muslim Girl Not Charged for Hate Crime

He caught up to them in a nearby parking lot, where he reportedly brandished a metal bat, chasing them on foot. An ICE spokeswoman issued a statement Monday confirming that ICE has issued a detainer request, indicating probable cause that Torres was in the country illegally, The Daily Caller reported . Read More »

6 killed after dust storm prompts pileup in New Mexico

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The pileup was reported at about 5:30 p.m. local time , Tucson News Now reported, and parts of the interstate did not reopen until 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. "It's never easy. It doesn't get easier each time", Christiansen said. A 9-year-old girl was among the dead in the chain reaction crash that followed. Read More »

Agents Wary of Possible Reversal of Cuba Policies

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The new policy, which reversed much of President Obama's opening with Cuba , restores America's ability to leverage our political and economic strength to push for human rights in Cuba . When asked what kind of pressure the US can place on the Cuban government to obey that particular part of the president's executive order, the White House said the main piece of the president's policy is empowering the Cuban people. Read More »

Brutal slaying near mosque stemmed from road rage

Nabra Hassanen , 17, was attacked early on Sunday in Sterling, Virginia, about 30 miles (50 km) west of Washington , after attending late-night prayers for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when many Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Alsalti says Hassanen's slaying hits close to home because he has a sister around her age who looks "just like her". Her family, noting that the girls were wearing head covers, have said they believe she was targeted because of her faith tradition. Read More »

Actress Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin in system, autopsy shows

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Carrie Fisher was only 60 years old when she suffered a suspected heart attack on a flight home last Christmas from London to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, the report also listed Carrie's cause of death to be sleep apnea - which causes a person to take more pauses and breathe slowly when they sleep - after it was previously believed to be caused by cardiac arrest. Read More »

In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

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Much of that money has come from out of state. House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Republican candidate Karen Handel (C) greet supporters as she campaigns for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election at First Watch in Johns Creek, Georgia , U.S., June 19, 2017 . Read More »

Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile vehicle

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The video was made public just days after the Latino officer was acquitted on all counts in the case. As Yanez says "Don't pull it out" a second time, he grabs his gun and points it inside the vehicle, firing multiple rounds. Yanez testified, "What I meant by that was I didn't know where the gun was up until I saw it in his right thigh area". "And, at that point I, was scared and I was, in fear for my life and my partner's life". Read More »

Secretive Republican healthcare bill sickens Democrats

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More than a dozen Democratic senators on Monday evening sat at their desks on the Senate floor and took turns standing and asking for committee hearings on the bill and for the text to be released for greater scrutiny. "Democrats are still trying to prevent Congress from acting". Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the No. 2 Senate Republican, said there would "absolutely" be enough time to review the bill before a vote next week. Read More »

The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting

Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton - all played a role in the state's last round of redistricting, but none had weighed in on the U.S Supreme Court's announcement as of midday Monday. Partisan gerrymandering has distorted our political system and disenfranchised voters for far too long. Twelve Republican-dominated states have already lined up to support Wisconsin's Republicans in defending the 2011 maps. Read More »

Amid sweltering heat, dozens of flights canceled in Phoenix

Never miss a local story . The excessive-heat window potentially affects 15 departures and 17 arrivals on American Eagle daily at Sky Harbor, American said . A rare, unsafe and potentially deadly heat wave is progressing into the workweek. An intense heat wave is crippling the West this week, sending the mercury above 120 degrees in places like Phoenix . Read More »

McConnell says GOP getting ready for Senate health care vote

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And Rep. Lee Zeldin, a New York Republican who voted for the health care plan, said he heard "nothing anywhere near" the kind of analysis of the bill that Trump gave privately in a recent dinner with the President. This week, Republicans will discuss how far to dismantle the PPACA's regulatory regime and how much to beef up the House bill's tax credits to help people buy health insurance. Read More »

Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

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University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says her thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) "during what has been an incredibly hard time". Warmbier's family announced his death Monday. "I think this is an unfortunate thing", foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a regular news briefing. Read More »

The Supreme Court rejects rule banning offensive trademarks

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The Supreme Court issued a ruling this week in which it said that the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) can not deny trademark registrations that it deems inappropriate or disparaging. "It's a tough outcome to swallow because many people - even myself for good and proper reasons - don't like the prospect of really offensive marks being registered", Nodine said. Read More »

At least 3 hurt in Queens construction accident

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One person was seen being pulled from the building on a stretcher. All three victims were transported to Elmhurst Hospital Center. NY 1 reported that one of the workers was removed and said to be in critical condition following the crash. Read More »

Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

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In May 2017, avocado prices hit a record high due to reduced harvests. The three men had been working at Mission Produce in Oxnard for several years, but saw an opportunity arise when the company changed its distribution flow. Sheriff's detectives started investigating allegations that employees at Mission Produce's Dufau Road facility were selling the avocados for cash without authorization late last month. Read More »

Myrtle Beach shooting streamed on Facebook

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The incident is still being investigated, but according to WBTW in SC, officers responded to calls about a large crowd that had gathered along the resort town's Ocean Boulevard. His friend's vehicle was riddled with bullet holes and smeared with blood. None of the injuries received are believed to have been life threatening, according to reports in the MailOnline. Read More »

Lobbyist Shot At GOP Baseball Practice Expected To Make Full Recovery

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A message posted on Scalise's Twitter account said the congressman from Louisiana on Saturday was watching the Louisiana State baseball game and "rooting hard for a big Tigers win" in the College World Series. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have ... Read More »

Seattle police shoot, kill woman who reported burglary

The interaction escalates quickly - officers said later that Lyles had a knife. A child is heard in the background. Lyles appears to swear at the officers, and a barrage of gunfire follows. "At some point the 30-year-old female was armed with a knife", Jamieson told reporters. Audio released Monday by the Seattle Police Department depicts an encounter that quickly escalated into violence. Read More »

Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

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It was introduced amid an intense focus in the U.S. capital on relations with Russian Federation, and investigations by the Department of Justice and congressional committees of whether Russian Federation sought to influence the 2016 elections to help elect Trump , and whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow as it sought to influence the election. Read More »

American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home

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In March 2016, North Korea's highest court sentenced Warmbier to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion as he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner. Tillerson indicated on Tuesday that Washington is looking for new ways to increase pressure on Pyongyang, telling senators that the White House is considering whether to impose "secondary sanctions" on third countries that do business with North Korea . Read More »

Millions of detailed voter records found unprotected on the internet

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It includes home addresses, birthdates, phone numbers, plus data used to predict which way they might vote on specific issues and what religion and ethnicity they might be. Political parties, private companies, and other organizations are only going to become more reliant on big data. The exposure, between June 1 and June 14, was sealed shut shortly after Vickery made the discovery during the night of June 12 and notified relevant regulatory bodies. Read More »