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Amazon to Acquire Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion


In an email to customers, the company said it planned to maintain the same standards under Amazon , including bans on artificial flavors and colors. Several hundred grocery chains, convenience stores, dollars stores as well as mom and pop stores account for the rest. The retailer is also going after Amazon's higher-income shoppers with a recent string of acquisitions of online brands such as Moosejaw and Modcloth and on Friday, menswear e-tailer Bonobos . Read More »

Tech CEOs meet with Trump on government overhaul

Silicon Valley and Donald Trump have disagreed on many issues , most notably Trump's recent decision to pull the USA out of the Paris climate accord and issues surrounding immigration. The objective of the council , which includes 18 leadership officials from various agencies, is to "transform and modernize" federal IT and provide the president with tech policy advice, according to the executive order establishing the council. Read More »

Supreme Court to Review Partisan Gerrymandering Case


In most redistricting cases, including recent cases on racial gerrymandering, the courts largely rely on the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. Democrats have accused Republicans of taking improper actions at the state level to suppress the turnout of minority voters and others who tend to support Democrats and maximize the number of party members in state legislatures and the U.S. Read More »

Suspect Named In Van Attack On Worshipers Leaving London Mosque


Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the "sickening" incident, saying Britain's determination to fight "terrorism, extremism and hatred. must be the same, whoever is responsible". A vehicle hit pedestrians in London's Finsbury Park community, causing "a number of casualties", according to authorities. Commander Cressida Dick, speaking in the London neighborhood of Finsbury Park, says people in Muslim communities will see more of their police protecting them in the coming days. Read More »

Scalise improves, speaks with family

Mr Scalise was shot as he fielded at second base during practice for an annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. The shooter was an IL man, James T. our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". Griner remained in the hospital in good condition after sustaining a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to a Friday update. Read More »

Jared Kushner will return to Jerusalem to jump-start peace talks


Kushner did not, however, discuss recent reports that he is mulling whether to change-up his legal team in the face of investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russian Federation. Shapiro said that Trump also made clear that "he has "asks" of those leaders as well, and because of his known unpredictability, including his twitter feed, he is very hard to say no to". Read More »

New ads target 5 GOP senators on healthcare


They plan to bypass the committee hearing and markup process before bringing a bill to the floor through the fast-track reconciliation process, which requires a simple majority for measures to pass rather than 60 votes. For Sanders, the only solution is full transparency, and on Sunday he called on Democrats to "do everything they can to oppose" the Senate bill. It would put the Medicaid program, an essential service for people in nursing homes or who have disabilities, on a glide path to ... Read More »

A 17-Year-Old Muslim Girl Was Killed After Leaving Virginia Mosque


The mosque said it's not uncommon for worshipers to walk home after dark in what was believed to be a safe neighborhood. All of the teens, except for Nabra, ran back to the mosque, where they reported she was missing, according to Deputy Aleksandra Kowalski, a spokeswoman for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Read More »

Whoopi Goldberg Claims Trump's Media Coverage Was 98% Positive During Campaign


In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, Comey testified that Trump had asked him to drop his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn before firing Comey. "It horrifies liberals. I think he will be there for 8 years". You could have good personal relations, but that didn't mean when you got down to negotiate that they could betray their caucus or I could betray my conference. Read More »

Russia Draws A Line Across Syria After US Shoots Down Syrian Jet

Russian Federation on June 19 warned it would track US -led coalition aircraft in central Syria as " targets " and halted an incident-prevention hotline with Washington after U.S.forces downed a Syrian jet. The memorandum had been in place to avoid incidents occurring between the USA and Russian air forces, both of which conduct parallel aerial operations over Syria as they offer support to distinct native forces on the ground. Read More »

US Democrats Stall Senate Work in Protest Against Secrecy of Trumpcare

My constituents, even though they're represented by Democrats, have no less rights than the citizens of Iowa or the citizens of Texas who are represented by Republicans. That was nearly four weeks of time on the Senate floor, as Democrats massaged the details of the measure (and came up with changes like the Cornhusker Kickback). Read More »

Supreme Court decision supports Redskins' argument


In what D.C.'s football team is hailing as a victory for the disputed Redskins name, the Supreme Court ruled today that trademarks can't be denied on the basis of the trademark office ruling that the term is disparaging. At issue is the team's federal trademark protections for the nickname, which Native American activists have described as a "dictionary-defined racial slur". Read More »

Supreme Court to hear case that could reshape US political map


The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up an appeal over electoral districts in Wisconsin after a lower court ruled that the state's Republican-drawn map constitutes an "unconstitutional partisan gerrymander". Democrats won 56% of the vote but 71% of the seats where they controlled the process. In a possible sign of deep ideological divisions among the nine justices over the issue, the court's conservative majority granted Wisconsin's request, despite opposition from the four ... Read More »

Health care plan endangers poor


We must apply pressure to Congress at this critical time - holding them accountable for the decisions they will make regarding the future of Louisiana's health. Chris Orestis , Executive Vice President of GWG Life , is an over 20 year veteran of the insurance and long-term care industries and is nationally recognized as a healthcare expert and senior care advocate. Read More »

Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling


An all-Asian rock band calling itself " the Slants " could not be denied the right to patent its name on grounds of being too offensive, the Supreme Court found in a unanimous ruling. In an interview with KFGO News, American Indian activist Clyde Bellecourt says the National Football League would never allow a group such as Catholics to be used as mascots. Read More »

Congressional shooter carried list of Republican lawmakers


The list on James Hodgkinson's notepad had the names of three GOP congressmen who are all members of the House Freedom Caucus - Reps. Hodgkinson was a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign a year ago and has comments on his social media accounts strongly criticizing President Trump. Read More »

A Muslim teen was killed after leaving a mosque with friends

Police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder. "Our investigation at this point in no way indicates the victim was targeted because of her race or religion", police added. The attack has some people fearful because these are the last days of Ramadan , when many spend their nights praying at mosques. "The fortunate thing is we have someone under arrest, and we will be very, very meticulous in our investigation ", Gotthardt said. Read More »

Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision


By a vote of 5-4, the court also granted Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel's application for a stay in the redistricting case, Gill v. Whitford . With the separate order that split the court closely on Monday, the state legislature will now be spared the duty of working out a new map of election district for use in upcoming elections. Read More »

Tech CEOs Visiting Trump White House For Summit


In remarks to kick off the event, Kushner said he hopes the technology council will work to update American systems. From upgrading slow, outdated websites to streamlining how veterans receive their health benefits, the administration said it wanted to hear ideas from leaders including Apple chief executive Tim Cook , Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Read More »

Democrats to halt Senate business in health care protest

Heller is the one Republican senator up for reelection in 2018 from a state that backed Hillary Clinton for president past year. An exchange on the Senate floor late yesterday highlighted the tension. So for now, there are no high stakes committee meetings where the hallways are jammed with lobbyists and reporters; instead, this GOP effort in the Senate is focused on 13 Senators of one party, meeting in the Capitol, trying to forge that agreement. Read More »