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Liberals React to Dem Loss in Montana

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Greg Gianforte , the Montana Republican who has an upcoming court date for body-slamming a reporter on the eve of his special election to the House of Representatives, has won handily. Stivers' Democratic counterpart, Rep. "This fight does not stop just because of the result of this election". Some House Republicans were not eager to comment Thursday morning but Pelosi said: "We've really got say enough". Read More »

Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired

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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson offered condolences to Rice's family, and said Tuesday's announcements followed an "extensive process". "This has been tough on our entire community, and definitely on the Rice family", Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Read More »

Trump promises unfulfilled by House GOP health bill

House of Representatives and is now before the U.S. Senate. Rob Portman, serving as a firewall against the House bill's repeal of the Medicaid expansion, those senators have indicated they are amenable to compromises. David Jose, a partner in the health care practice group at the Indianapolis office of SmithAmundsen LLC, characterized the GOP bill as an example of the tax code being used to realize social policy objectives. Read More »

Trump administration defends Jared Kushner

Returning home from a nine-day overseas trip, US President Donald Trump has plunged headlong into the ongoing Russian Federation probe controversy, determined to defend his administration and his son-in-law Jared Kushner from its growing reach. Read More »

Chaos at Texas Capitol as Lawmakers Scuffle, Issue Threats Amid Immigration Protest

Blanco said they were shocked by Rinaldi's comments and it was likely he thought the protestors were illegal immigrants soley on account of being brown skinned. SB-4 will take effect on September 1, and opponents have said they will oppose the bill in court. Once all the protesters were gone, the House gaveled back in and lawmakers went back to largely ceremonial final-day duties. Read More »

Texas lawmakers scuffle after state rep calls ICE on protesters

Rinaldi also claims that he was threatened and assaulted by other Democratic representatives who became outraged after telling them that he had called ICE after he saw several signs stating "I am illegal and here to stay ". After he placed the call, he says he simply told his Democratic colleagues he did so. They were interrupted, Romero and Blanco said, by GOP representative Matt Rinaldi , who called the protestors a "disgrace" and said, "Fuck them, I called ICE". Read More »

Sean Spicer gets combative in first on-camera press briefing in two weeks

Trump wants to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions about investigations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. But that hasn't prevented the press from giving readers an inside view of what's happening within the Trump White House, with a daily avalanche of scoops and breaking news about the administration. Read More »

Novi Man, 3-Year-Old Son Drown In Apartment Pool

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Police officers and firefighters "performed lifesaving efforts on both individuals upon arrival", after which the father and son were rushed to Providence Park Hospital in Novi, where they were pronounced dead, the release said. 'We are just wading through the reports and eyewitness interviews to see if the tricycle was in the pool or not, ' Novi Police Department assistant chief Jerrod Hart told FOX 2 . Read More »

What we know - and don't know - about Jared Kushner's Russian Federation contacts

Instead, in the first press briefing since Trump returned from a nine-day trip overseas, Spicer focused on the fact that The Washington Post story , which first reported the request, used anonymous sourcing. "You have to ask, well, who are they hiding the conversation from?" he said on ABC. As became increasingly clear during the briefing, Spicer no longer has a handle on the White House's collapsing definition of " fake news ". Read More »

Jared Kushner more than willing to answer Russia-related questions

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Trump has not directly addressed the allegations of the secret line to Moscow , but took to Twitter after his return to Washington to dismiss White House leaks as "fabricated lies" and "fake news". President Donald Trump has come out in defence of his son-in-law and senior aide, Jared Kushner , following revelations he is under consideration in the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's connections with Russian officials. Read More »

'Something fishy' is going on with Trump's twitter account, researchers say

We all know that fake followers do nothing for your reach or engagement but simply boost your numbers and make you appear more popular than you are. That's a pretty big dip in the percentage of real people following the Blow Hard Elect, seeing as just over a year ago he had just 7.6 million followers, but only 8 percent were fake, according to FiveThirtyEight . Read More »

Jury Clears Tulsa Officer Betty Shelby In Fatal Shooting

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Shelby testified that she had seen a training video in which a man walks to a vehicle, reaches in and pulls out a gun. Crutcher's vehicle had reportedly broken down. An autopsy showed PCP was in Crutcher's system. Shelby told the jury in her own defense on Monday that she was taught during law enforcement training that if a suspect reaches into an area like a auto, an officer does not let them pull their arm back because they might be holding a gun, according to the Tulsa World . Read More »

Trump Plans to Pull Out of Paris Climate Agreement

Trump's potential decision was first reported by Axios , which said details are being worked out by a small team at the White House, including EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt - who has questioned the origins of climate change in the past and in March said he doubts carbon dioxide primarily contributes to global warming . Read More »

NYPD sergeant indicted in fatal shooting of woman in the Bronx

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Sgt. Hugh Barry was arrested Wednesday and was awaiting an arraignment on a murder indictment in Deborah Danner's October death, police said. Barry is due to appear in the Bronx Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon to face the charges, according to Melanie Dostis, a spokeswoman for the Bronx district attorney's office. Read More »

Hawaii's most misspelled word in 2017 is... - Hawaii News Now

The 2017 national spelling bee victor will be crowned on Thursday. A sixth-grader is hoping her third time is the charm. When they're not spelling this week, Johnson, Kleist and Payton will be treated to a number of special events in and around the nation's capital with their families and other competitors. Read More »

Scott Walker says he's open to tolling

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Assembly Republicans have put forth a proposal that would increase sales tax on gas to help pay for road projects. Gov. That's why some Republicans have told the governor they might break transportation funding off from the full state budget. Read More »

Jason Chaffetz Resigning From Congress

Trump and Mr. Comey. Chaffetz made the announcement a day after tweeting that he had invited ex-FBI Director James Comey to testify next week at a hearing of the oversight committee he chairs. After sleeping on a cot in his Washington, D.C. office for the duration of his time in Congress , Chaffetz said he decided it needed to end. During a Thursday afternoon news conference at his home south of Salt Lake City , Chaffetz said he was sure his other GOP colleagues on the ... Read More »

4 killed on Alabama roads during Memorial Day weekend

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This number is down from eight deaths over the same period in 2016. "We are dedicated to reversing this deadly trend, but we need assistance from you, the motoring public". Cpl. Jess Thornton says three drivers and one passenger were killed on roads in Baldwin, Conecuh, Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties. Troopers say of the eight crashes, seat belts were not used in four; alcohol was a known factor in one; one victim was a bicyclist; and two involved motorcycles. Read More »

Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Appearance

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The stabbings happened Friday after police said Christian verbally abused the two young women, including one wearing a hijab. "Leave this country if you hate our freedom". The murders were a shock to the Muslim community in Portland , as The Oregonian reports , having occurred near the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan . Read More »

'I Made a Mistake': Republican Wins Despite Assault Charges from Reporter Scuffle

And in response to the Fox News reporters who detailed Gianforte's alleged assault, Meyers said , "Here's a sentence I never thought I'd say, 'Thank you Fox News for telling us the truth'". Gianforte had been favoured to win in Montana, where his party has held the lone House seat for two decades and where Trump won by more than 20 percentage points in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

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Fourteen said they had preconceived notions that would prevent them from deciding the case fairly. Lawyers have now selected five men and three women for the trial starting June 5 near Philadelphia. Asked if he thought they could get an impartial jury, he said, "We sure hope so". The 100 people summoned to the Allegheny County courthouse so far included 16 people of color. Read More »

Text of grieving mother's letter to President Donald trump

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Jeremy Joseph Christian , 35, did not enter a plea during his brief arraignment on charges including two counts of aggravated murder , which carry the death penalty. One of the victims of the hate speech is sending her thanks to those who came to her defense, according to KPTV. "Mr. Christian was yelling racial and religious epithets and threatened to decapitate people thereby causing serious physical harm", the document said. Read More »

2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked

Of the new 100 person pool from Allegheny, Penn. - one of the least diverse places in the USA - 16 are black. A new jury pool will be summoned on Wednesday. "We believe it is of paramount importance we seat a diverse jury", McMonagle said, adding that it would be a "potential awful problem" if the jury sitting in judgment of the black comedian accused of drugging and molesting a white woman was racially one-sided. Read More »