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Vandals set fire to memorial to slain Virginia teen Nabra Hassanen

Nabra's body was found later on Sunday in a Sterling pond. Still, justice advocacy groups, including the Anti-Defamation League, are encouraging police to not dismiss the possibility of a hate crime. "Such incidents send shock waves through the entire community and have the potential to make communities feel unsafe and vulnerable", Doron F. Ezickson, the ADL's Washington regional director, said in a statement. Read More »

Gators headed to CWS finals, Alex Faedo sets strikeout record


Poche pitched eight innings of four-run ball (three earned) Wednesday in a 7-4 win over Florida State. Nick Madrigal followed with a walk, putting two men on with no outs. Papierski did it Saturday against Oregon State, going deep from the left side in the second inning and from the right side in the fourth. "I put some good swings on fastballs today", Papierski said . Read More »

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Acquitted in Shooting That Sparked Riots


Jonathan Smith , Officer Heaggan-Brown's lawyer, told jurors that officers were taught to use the "one-plus rule" - or to expect that if a person has one weapon, he might have another. The crimes are not connected to Smith's death , but they are the reason he was sacked from the Milwaukee police force. The prosecution agreed that the first shot was justified self-defense, but deemed the second a felony. Read More »

US Supreme Court tackles Wis. political boundaries


Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Before 2020, the case could affect congressional maps in about half a dozen states and legislative maps in about 10 states, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. Read More »

Senate Plan To Replace Obamacare In Trouble

The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House. Of course, the whole thing could be political theater and the thing passes with unanimous Republican support with barely any changes anyway. Read More »

DC, Maryland AGs to file suit against President Trump over business dealings

Just days after his inauguration in January, the government watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a federal lawsuit in the Southern District of NY. White House press secretary Sean Spicer noted that response at a White House press briefing Monday. What do you think of the attorney generals' lawsuit? "We're getting in here to be the check and balance that it appears Congress is unwilling to be", he said. Read More »

ROBINSON: GOP cuts Medicaid for tax breaks


ROVNER: Well, the piece of the Affordable Care Act that's most at stake is what we've just been talking about, the people who buy their own insurance in the individual market. If you are a 27-year-old who makes $70,000 a year and has no illness, this is a good bill for you. I would still be willing to vote for it if it allowed states and/or individuals to opt-out of the Obamacare system free-and-clear to experiment with different forms of insurance, benefits packages, and care provision ... Read More »

McConnell stakes it all on health care bill


U.S. Capitol Police remove protesters from in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . A group of disabled protesters have been dragged out of their wheelchairs after gathering at the office of Senate to protest against the Republican's health care reform bill . Read More »

Protesters block hallway outside McConnell's office

The Capitol Police answered by physically removing demonstrators, and arresting 43 of them for "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding" (which means inconveniencing). "Don't touch Medicaid, save our liberty", the protesters chanted outside his office. They were protesting proposed cuts to Medicaid. Bustle has reached out to Capitol Police for comment . Read More »

Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative

Nearly immediately, the pro-Trump group America First Policies chose to launch what a source with the group says will be a major television, radio and digital ad buy against Heller - a remarkable attack on a member of Trump's own party whose seat is endangered in 2018. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill; enough to sink it

Gov. John Bel Edwards , a Democrat, said his first review of the Senate legislation "raises several red flags for the state". "Not to repeal and replace but to fix aspects of the Affordable Care Act that need resolution", she said. But in his interview on Sunday, Trump seemed confident in the contents of the Senate's bill , as well as its passage - although he predicted some changes to placate the senators that are now not supporting the legislation. Read More »

Alexandria shooter carried a list of six Congress members


Scalise arrived at a Washington hospital at "imminent risk of death" after the shooting, doctors said last week . The hospital says his condition has improved to fair . Slater declined to say who the six members of Congress were, but previous reports have said the list included Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.; Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C.; and Rep. Read More »

OH government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

The sites' homepages were replaced with the same black background accompanied by music. There are at least 7 sites affected. When you go to the pages, they read, "Anti: Govt all word". "As soon as we were notified of the situation we immediately began to correct it and will continue to monitor until fully resolved", a representative for Ohio Gov. Read More »

Majority of Americans oppose Senate health care bill


An equally important aspect of the bill is how much it adheres to Obamacare's basic structure. Sandoval, a Republican who accepted Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in his state, said about 210,000 people gained health coverage under the law. Read More »

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake


Sheriff officials in Orange County, California , have admitted that they wrongly identified the body of a man found dead outside a cell phone store, weeks after a funeral and burial were held for the wrong man. "He was not given the dignity and the due-diligence in the process that a normal citizen of Orange County would get", she said. Kerrigan's daughter, Carole Meikle, 56, was also informed that her brother had died. Read More »

William Byron wins in Iowa for first Xfinity victory


Bell sustained enough damage to his No. 20 Toyota to knock him back to 14th by the time the green flag fell again, and never recovered. Byron came within about a foot of his first career win last week, finishing second to Denny Hamlin , but held a comfortable one-second-plus lead on second-place Sieg when he captured his first career win in the series. Read More »

Samuel DuBose Shooting Trial Results in Second Hung Jury


The mistrial was the third time in a week that jurors weighing a fatal shooting by a police officer did not convict the officer involved, following acquittals in other cases. University of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing , who is white, had been charged with murder in the death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose , who was black. Read More »

Paul After Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Is Acquitted

The verdict came after five days of deliberation. "He didn't deserve to die the way he did", Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, told reporters, through tears. Yanez testified that he acted out of self-defense when he saw Castile go for his pistol despite the officer's orders not to reach for it. That included several recent mistrials or acquittals when officers testified they feared for their lives, Stinson said. Read More »

Wolf, Casey call on Senate Republicans to save Medicaid


Schumer, New York Democrat, wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . Patty Murray (D-Wash.) during a hearing before the Senate's health appropriations subcommittee on Thursday. The new health care bill is so secretive even Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is not privy to it - or so he claimed during a hearing when Sen. Read More »

Weather forecast: Moisture begins to build Sunday and into next week


Today will be a very nice day. High pressure will continue to build in, keeping Wednesday and Thursday dry. There will be a gentle breeze as well. Thu: High: 94 Low: 74 Mostly sunny, breezy. This will allow for a more stable atmosphere and warming temperatures during the second half of next week. Read More »

Dash cam video showing Philando Castile killing released

Castile , who was a cafeteria worker at J.J. Hill Montessori Magnet School in St. Paul, had a permit to carry the weapon. The video footage had been played in Yanez's trial, but was not publicly released until Tuesday afternoon. The video came from a camera in the squad vehicle of Officer Jeronimo Yanez . The dashcam video was a key piece of evidence that helped the Ramsey County Attorney bring charges, and the prosecution present its case in court during the manslaughter trial ... Read More »

LSU ends Beavers' historic season with 6-1 win

The win completes a feat no team had all year - beat the number one ranked team in the country in two straight games. However, something changed for the Beavers after their shellacking of LSU on Monday, as the Beavers weren't the same team on Friday and Saturday. Read More »