The Latest: Rauner signs stopgap budget deal

The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools : Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation that ensures public schools stay open for a year and provides colleges and social services programs money for six months. The Republican governor signed the partial budget Thursday evening after he and Democratic leaders crafted a deal after days of negotiations.

Government Urges Owners Of Old Hondas To Get Air Bags Fixed

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Pennsylvania passes spending plan without accounting for revenues

Pennsylvania lawmakers passed a $31.6 billion spending plan on time on Thursday, a dramatic turnaround from the political gridlock last year that left schools starved for funding during a nine-month budget stalemate. But the plan is only half the budget battle because lawmakers must still agree on how to raise the revenue for the $1.6 billion, or 5 percent, of increased spending over the current budget.

Biden says Sanders will endorse Clinton

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has assured Vice President Joe Biden that he'll eventually endorse his Democratic primary rival Hillary Clinton, Biden told an interviewer Thursday. "Oh, I've talked to Bernie, Bernie's going to endorse her, this is going to work out," Biden told National Public Radio in an interview for "Weekend Edition" that will air on Sunday.

This Didn’t Happen. Nothing to See Here. Just Move On


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After getting into a fight with another person, the 32-year-old suspect pulled out a gun and began to fire at a crowd of people gathered outside of the club, hitting and injuring four, WISTV reports. One of the victims, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot back in self-defense, hitting the suspect in the leg.

Inmate strangled to death in Oklahoma county Jail


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Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee, which is frightening.We must make sure his hateful rhetoric does not even... Sign if you agree: Presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. Neither should the Senate.

Senate GOP Takes on Dems Grayson, Murphy

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's last-minute decision to run for re-election - and a television take down of Democrat Rep. Patrick Murphy questioning his credentials and resume - is threatening to upend a crucial battle for Senate control, Politico reports . According to Politico, Republicans are looking to damage Murphy so badly that Democrats will be forced to overspend on his behalf ahead of the state's Aug. 30 primary, or abandon the race.

WashPost: Newt, Chris Christie Top Trump VP Choices

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is emerging as the leading vice presidential candidate for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie running a close second, according to news reports. But more than a half-dozen other contenders remain in contention as the Trump campaign officially begins the vetting process, The Washington Post reports , based on conversations with "five people with knowledge of the process."

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Young, rich - and busted: Fox producer, Chipotle executive, Merrill banker, Wall Street accountant, Cushman & Wakefield broker and HuffPo blogger cuffed after year-long Manhattan cocaine sting Ex-Navy SEAL becomes the first motorist to die in self-driving car after Tesla autopilot crash - just a month after filming himself in near miss 'That deleted scene almost made me cry': Shockingly dark backstory for Disney's animated hit Zootopia sends sad fans into a social media frenzy Bikini barista tells gunman to wait his turn after he points weapon at her head and threatens to kill her at California coffee joint 'I don't want to die today!' Heartbreaking 911 logs reveal how youngest Orlando victim, 18, begged for help as she lost her eyesight while bleeding to death in club bathroom US sailors captured by Iran talked too much, suffered from weak leadership and had a 'lack of warfighting ... (more)

Air Pollution: Here’s why regulators want more money to help you breathe easier

The draft plan from the South Coast Air Quality Management District relies on cash incentives of about $1 billion a year for the next decade and beyond for the region to transition to zero or near-zero polluting vehicles, buildings and industries, said Wayne Nastri, the air district's acting executive officer. About half of the money would come from the federal government and thus require congressional approval, Nastri said.

What Bernie Sanders Still Wants

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters in Manhattan at an event where he went over his core political beliefs on June 23, 2016 in New York City. The Democratic primary is over and Bernie Sanders has all but conceded .

Paramus man channeled illegal foreign contribution to Obama

PARAMUS - A Paramus man pleaded guilty Wednesday to his role in delivering an illegal $80,000 donation to President Obama's 2012 re-election effort, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Paul Fishman said. Bilal Shehu, 48, received the money in September 2012 from a "foreign source" and delivered it to a joint fundraising committee -- one that included Obama's campaign committee -- in an attempt to disguise the source of the money.

Rank-and-file Republican activists hear Trump rail against Clinton on trade

State Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Horn described the group of 150 Granite Staters who sweltered in a vacant, crumbling asphalt lot outside of a shuttered lightbulb factory to hear Donald Trump as "good, solid New Hampshire voters." Horn was the highest-ranking state GOP official to attend the event at the former Osram Sylvania facility, along with a few state representatives and a group of well-known veterans leaders.

Trump naming seasoned GOP hands to Pa. field effort

Donald J. Trump plans to name two respected Republican operatives to run his effort in Pennsylvania amid criticism that the real-estate developer has lagged in building the organization required of a presidential campaign. David Urban will be senior adviser and Ted Christian will be the state director, according to sources close to the Trump campaign who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to announce the move.

Target Drone Market to Reach 5.8 Billion USD by 2021 a ” IndustryARC Research

According to the market research report "Target Drone Market - By Specification , By Engine Type , By Application - Forecast , published by IndustryARC, the target drone market is estimated to reach $5.8 Billion by 2021 at a high CAGR. Browse - Around 15 Market Tables, 62 Figures spread through 160 Pages and an in-depth TOC on "Target Drone Market " Target Drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle that is generally remote controlled and is used in the training of ant-aircraft crews.

Krauthammer on both presidential candidates abandoning free trade: -…


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Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer said Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that, as both presumptive presidential nominees - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton - have expressed concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade deals more generally, our allies have a lot to lose come 2017. "If the Republicans are now abandoning free trade, for the first time ever in our memory, we're having a presidential campaign where neither side is for free trade," Krauthammer said, adding, "Which I think bodes really badly for our allies abroad, the Australians, the Canadians, the Mexicans."

Governors sign agreement to launch bridge project

The governors of Kentucky and Indiana have signed an agreement to begin preliminary work aimed at building a new Ohio River bridge linking the two states along Interstate 69. Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday their states will split the approximately $17 million cost for preliminary design work and an environmental review for the proposed crossing. The governors signed the memorandum of agreement at an event outside Ellis Park race track at Henderson near the Ohio River.

Government urges owners of old Hondas to get air bags fixed

The U.S. government is urging owners of 313,000 older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after new tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it has data showing that chances are as high as 50 percent that the inflators can explode in a crash, injuring people by sending metal shrapnel into the passenger compartments.

Report: Sailors’ Detention by Iran Was Due to Poor Leadership, Training

Iran's detention of 10 U.S. sailors in January was preventable and resulted from bad leadership, poor training, bad planning and little oversight of the sailors during their deployment, the Navy has determined in a report unveiled Thursday. Iran was also faulted by the report for having violated international law by seizing the sailors and their boats after they had strayed into Iranian waters and for taking photos and videos of them while being detained.

Trump is low-tech

Donald Trump's vision of America is out of the 1950s - a world of decimated countries that left the United States with a plethora of low-skill, high-paying jobs. No wonder, then, that those who work in the industries of the 21st century find him an economic Neanderthal.

A Sanders endorsement of Clinton could still make a big difference

Is the window closing on Bernie Sanders's moment? A number of folks, your humble blogger included , have suggested as much. We've argued that with Democrats seeming to unite behind Hillary Clinton, it's possible that the longer Sanders withholds his endorsement for her in the quest to make the party platform more progressive, the less leverage he'll end up having.

Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that "Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so."

Spotify accuses Apple of anti-competitive behavior

Apple is "causing grave harm to Spotify and its customers," by rejecting an update to Spotify's iOS app, goes a letter sent by Spotify's general counsel to Apple's top lawyer, reports Re/Code . The letter suggests the streaming service intends to use the issue in its fight over Apple's rules governing subscription services using its App store, and copies of it went to - among others - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who yesterday said, "Apple has long used its control of iOS to squash competition in music."

The Latest: Army Corps to Reduce Flows That Fuel Algae Bloom

The Latest on an algae bloom that prompted Florida's governor to declare a state of emergency : As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem. The Corps said in a news release Thursday that its Jacksonville District will begin the reductions Friday, targeting the Caloosahatchee Estuary and the St. Lucie Estuary.

Brexit vote is a vote against globalisation

The vote to leave the EU is a rejection of the global neoliberal framework and its devastating impact on British cultural and economic life, writes Ayabonga Cawe. The lesson of Brexit for South Africa is not only in trade and commerce, but in the signal that the legitimacy of an exploitative global system is under question.

Muslim advisor to Obama calls for crack-down on gunowners

An advisor to the Obama administration, the Cairo-born Gamal Abdel-Hafiz, is calling for a national registry of gun owners. The Muslim Abdel-Hafiz, who emigrated to the United States in 1990, worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation for 22 years before joining the Obama government.

We All Need Hobbies


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I suppose we should be grateful that there's something quaintly retro about God bothering people about sex. It's only somewhat quaint, as they've been pretty good about eroding access to necessary reproductive health, but despite this sad fact, the rhetoric seems to come from another place and time.

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"Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough could soon go public as a couple. Page Six has exclusively learned that Brzezinski and her husband of 23 years have quietly divorced.

Cruz Ally Mike Lee Airs Grievances About Donald Trump

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com. Mike Lee speaks at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Provo, Utah, in March.

Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport

In this June 14, 2016 file photo, Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks in Washington. Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch says the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state.

The Latest: Biden trip delayed by base lockdown near DC

The Latest on reports of an active shooter at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington : Vice President Joe Biden was scheduled to leave from Andrews on Thursday morning, but his trip has been delayed by the lockdown. The vice president's office says he is waiting out the delay at his residence at the Naval Observatory in Washington.

Swipe Donald Trump for Love


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If you only read one thing: The fight for GOP is heating up. No, not the will-they-won't-they back Trump - though that's still simmering.

Progress of Pride

Last Sunday was Pride in New York City and, of course for me, it is always a special day regardless if I'm there or not. It always brings me back to that first Pride, when I was an 18-year-old marshal.

Closing Arguments Expected In Wisconsin Voting Lawsuit

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Official: No active shooter found at base

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Du Brook Dairy Offsetting as much as 50% Energy Demand with New…

We talked to several solar providers, and Sun Valley Solar Solutions was the most responsive and helpful...Plus, their experience with the agriculture community gave us confidence we were in the right hands. At Du Brook Dairy in Casa Grande, Arizona, a 314-kilowatt SunPower solar power system designed and installed by Sun Valley Solar Solutions has reduced the Dairy's reliance on purchased utility grid power by as much as 50%, and is projected to save more than $520,000 in the first 20 years.

Bill Clinton and AG Loretta Lynch meet privately

Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton met privately on Monday in Phoenix, Arizona, after the two realized they were on the same tarmac, an aide to Clinton said. The meeting took place at an Arizona airport ahead of the public release Tuesday morning of the House Benghazi committee's report on the September 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya.

Six stories in the news today, June 30


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In what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as U.S. president, Barack Obama held court for nearly an hour before a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate yesterday, basking in applause and heaping praise on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with whom he's become fast friends. But even as he lauded Canada for such values as integrity, human rights and fair play, he also urged it to pay its full share to NATO.

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When you think about "Trade Deals" - even the phrase elicits a myriad of opinions that causes the intellectual class to immediately drag the conversation into the esoteric weeds.So allow me to give you an example of modern trade discussion using something many will be familiar with: Fig Newtons. Specifically, Nabisco brand Fig Newtons.

US cannot afford Clinton

I responding to the Sunday letter "Trump could put economy on ruinous path" from John Georgiton. My question, except for a massive depression, could it get any worse? Our economy, at present, is hardly robust.

Obama vows to move quickly to sign Puerto Rico bill

As Puerto Rico faces a major debt payment, President Barack Obama is vowing to move quickly to sign a last-minute rescue package for the financially-strapped U.S. territory and its 3.5 million Americans. In a rare election-year feat, the White House-backed legislation passed with strong bipartisan support in Congress.

Putin may meet Obama at G20 in September – RIA

Russia's Foreign Ministry does not rule out a bilateral meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama on the sidelines of a G20 summit in September, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Thursday.

Public meeting to state case for Sussex law courts

Congratulations, you're now registered! Let us know what news and updates you want to hear about and we'll send them straight to your inbox. A public meeting should be held to discuss the closure of the Chichester law courts, Chichester City Council agreed on Wednesday, June 22. Councillors present voted unanimously in favour of holding the public event to examine the future of the city's courts, provided members of the legal profession were free to attend as expert speakers.

Long-Time Director of Sonic Foundry Board to Retire

Sonic Foundry, Inc. , the trusted global leader for video creation and management solutions , today announced that Dr. Paul S. Peercy will retire from its Board of Directors, effective immediately due to personal reasons. The board was unanimous in its praise of Dr. Peercy, who has served as a Director since 2004.

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Progressives who have long criticized trade deals that favor multinational corporations, suppress wages, accelerate outsourcing, and replace local democracy with unelected tribunals, shrink from keeping company with the racist, isolationist right. This is equally true in Trump's America and in Britain, newly divorced from the rest of Europe.

New docs show IRS’s Lois Lerner broke the law

When Lois Lerner, the former IRS chief of the Exempt Organization unit and figure at the center of the targeting scandal, transferred 1.25 million IRS documents to the Justice Department in October of 2010, she almost certainly broke the law, according to new documents unearthed by the group Cause of Action in a FOIA suit. The documents contained tax returns and other private tax information from non-profit groups.

Shocker: Gun used in Paris terrorist attack part of Fast and Furious gun walking op

One of the guns used by terrorists to shoot up Paris on November 13 of last year originated in Phoenix,, AZ and was sold illegally as part of the Fast and Furious gun walking operation. A Report of Investigation filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, "off book," Judicial Watch's law enforcement sources confirm.

New York’s FDR Library to mark 75th anniversary

By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with... By AMY ANTHONY Associated Press A Boston-based publishing company has decided to donate proceeds from Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto "Mein Kampf" to a local organization that works with aging... The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events.

Cleveland police to wear body cameras during GOP convention

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Appeal to delay $50M settlement to Northeast dairy farmers

An appeal of a financial settlement to be paid by a national dairy marketing cooperative to thousands of Northeast dairy farmers could delay the payments for at least a year. Earlier this month, a federal judge in Vermont approved a $50 million settlement to be paid by Dairy Farmers of America to about 8,860 farms to settle a lawsuit that accused the marketing group of trying to drive down milk prices.

From Gifted Politician to Punchline

As he sat on his cluttered campaign desk on the morning of July 23, 2013, Anthony Weiner ignored the shrill ring of his office landline and stared blankly at the ground. His mouth was set in an expressionless line, with no sign of the smug yet playful grin he typically wore.

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The British vote to leave the European Union may just be the biggest shock to English bureaucratic government since the American Revolution. After the Black Plague destroyed the medieval order, Europe began its 15th-century consolidation with England's Henry VII's War of Roses, Ferdinand and Isabela's Spain, Ivan's Russia, and Louis's France, followed by the larger dreams of the Napoleonic, colonial, Soviet, and Reich empires.

Nate Silver: Clinton has 80% chance of winning election

Renowned statistician Nate Silver on Wednesday revealed his general-election forecast on ABC's "Good Morning America," and he's placing Hillary Clinton at a near 80% favorite to win in the fall. Silver, who runs the data-journalism website FiveThirtyEight, handicapped Clinton's current odds at 79% while giving Donald Trump a 20% chance of winning the general election.

Obama Admin Tells Florida Agencies To Deny Public Records Requests In Orlando Attack

While Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds firm to her claim that the motive of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen may never be known , the FBI is instructing Florida agencies that responded to the attack that night to deny requests for public records pertaining to the case. Mateen called police several times during the three hour ordeal to declare his allegiance to ISIS, yet only a fraction of his discussions with authorities that night have been released to the public - first an edited version, than an unedited one.

Trump Adjusts Some of His Positions

In the two months since he sewed up the Republican nomination, Donald Trump has blurred his positions on some key issues and tactics that helped him win more primary votes than any other GOP presidential candidate. Among his promises during the primary: "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims," a wall along the southern border, and the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants.

Democrats Target North Carolina

President Barack Obama will make his campaign-trail debut with Hillary Clinton on Tuesday in North Carolina, launching what is expected to be an aggressive effort by Democrats to regain this swing state in November. After flipping between the two parties in the last two presidential elections, North Carolina is emerging as a key battleground and a highly trafficked destination for both parties' presumptive nominees.

Clinton Aide Says Email System Frustrated Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton and her top aides grew frustrated with the private email system she set up as secretary of state, concerned that at times it slowed communications and interfered with her diplomatic work, according to a deposition released Wednesday. One of Mrs. Clinton's closest aides, Huma Abedin, gave the deposition this week as part of a lawsuit.

Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to ‘anybody’

Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday. Abedin's comments provided new insight into the highly unusual decision by the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate to operate a private email server in her basement to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state.

EU warns Britain on life after Brexit

Britain got its first taste Wednesday of a future outside the EU as Europe's leaders met without premier David Cameron and warned London it must accept EU migrants to win access to the bloc's free trade zone. The heads of government, meeting without a British representative for the first time in 40 years, said in a statement that Britain would be treated as a "third country" with both "rights and obligations".

Obama takes on Trump at ‘Three Amigos’ summit in Canada


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As President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gathered for what was jokingly called the " Three Amigos Summit ," the specter of Donald Trump seemed to hover close. While subjects ranging from trade, the recent "Brexit" vote and Tuesday's deadly attack in Turkey were also discussed, Trump was a hot topic of conversation.

Donald Trump leading revolution of white working class

Everyone's looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme. How did the likes of Donald Trump make it to the forefront of American politics? How did the British break their strong link with the Europeans just across the channel? The common denominator, so we're told, is "revolution, down with the elites, power to the people."

Nothing ‘populist’ about Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric, Obama says

U.S. President Barack Obama hit back Wednesday at the idea Donald Trump is a populist, calling the Republican presidential contender's controversial statements xenophobic and cynical. Following several questions from reporters covering the Three Amigos' summit in Ottawa, including queries about his potential successor in the White House, Obama wrapped up an answer to a question on clean energy and went back to the subject of Trump -- without naming him directly.

Congress approves Puerto Rico debt rescue package

Congress approved a rescue package Wednesday to help Puerto Rico escape a sea of debt, tossing a lifeline to the island territory just two days before it faces default on a $2 billion bond payment. Senators approved the rescue package, 68-30, turning back vociferous objections from liberal lawmakers who said the bill imposes colonial rule on average Puerto Ricans, and from conservatives who said the legislation will end up stiffing the bondholders who bought the territorial government's debt.

Senate advances House budget bill, with funding in limbo

The Pennsylvania Senate took quick action on the House's just-passed budget package Wednesday, a day before the state government's fiscal-year deadline, although divisions remained over how to pay for the nearly $31.6 billion spending plan. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 47-3 after making changes to the plan the House passed a day earlier with bipartisan support.

ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer to direct Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger today announced his appointment of Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at the ACLU, as founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Last month, Columbia and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced the creation of the new institute which will work-through litigation, research and public advocacy-to preserve and expand the freedoms of expression and the press in the digital age.

David Vitter files bill to zero out Obamacare ‘exemption’; maintains hold on nominee

President Obama's pick to lead the federal personnel office won't get a vote until the Congress cancels its special access to Obamacare health plans, Sen. David Vitter said Wednesday in a rebuke of his colleagues from the chamber floor. Mr. Vitter , the Louisiana Republican who is retiring at the end of this year, is using his senatorial privileges to put a hold on Beth Cobert 's nomination as director the Office of Personnel Management .

Puerto Rico Debt-Relief Bill Passes Senate

Senate approval of debt-relief legislation for Puerto Rico on Wednesday paved the way for President Barack Obama to sign the bipartisan bill into law before Friday, when Puerto Rico's government says it will default on some of its most senior debt payments. The legislation, which the Senate passed on a 68-to-30 vote, creates a process to guide what could be the largest municipal-debt workout in U.S. history.

The New Willfulness Paradigm

The Supreme Court of the United States traced two centuries of analysis related to enhanced damages in patent cases to conclude that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's two-part test, announced nearly a decade ago in In re Seagate , was unduly rigid and impermissibly constrained a district court's discretion. Halo Electronics, Inc. v.

Poll: Clinton extends lead over Trump

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points, 44% to 38%, in a Fox News poll of registered voters released Wednesday, marking an uptick from similar polls released in May and June. The Fox News results follow a rough patch for the Trump campaign: In May, the presumptive Republican nominee enjoyed a three-point lead in the same survey.

Poll: Three in four Americans want Zika funding

Nearly three in four Americans want the U.S. to spend more money on researching the Zika virus and preventing its spread, a new survey finds . A poll released Thursday morning by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 73 percent of respondents want more research done on Zika and 72 percent want to invest more in preventing the birth defect-causing virus from spreading around the country.

USCG credits EPIRB to quick rescue of four after boat capsizes

Coast Guard officials are crediting a locator device on a boat that overturned to the quick rescue of four people off Folly Beach. Lt. Dan Sweeney with the U.S. Coast Guard said the 21-foot boat had an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon that made the difference in saving the lives of the four people whose boat capsized.

Government Forgives $171 Million in Debt Owed by Former Corinthian Students

The Obama administration has agreed to forgive $171 million in student debt held by former students of the defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc., the toll of a for-profit school boom that is likely to grow as the government continues to investigate schools accused of fraud. The report released Wednesday by the Education Department provides the most detailed accounting yet of the taxpayer cost of the collapse of Corinthian, once among the nation's largest for-profit college chains.

The way it was: Today in history

Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on June 30, including Hong Kong reverting to Chinese rule, Diego Maradona caught doping and the NYC subway costing 10 cents. A Douglas Dauntless dive bomber noses over as the pilot miscalculates a landing on the deck of one of America's newest aircraft carriers, somewhere at sea, on June 30, 1943.

Clinton aide: Not aware of any email deletions by boss

The Latest on President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto : The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto : The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser. The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets at a charity fundraiser.

Latino group bars Trump from convention

The National Council of La Raza -- a leading immigrant advocacy group -- says it will not invite either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton to its annual conference in July. The group has long extended invitations to presidential candidates in the past.

The Latest: Obama arrives for Canada-US-Mexico summit-Image1

The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto : President Barack Obama says he'll keep working for a trans-Pacific trade deal that is stuck in the U.S. Congress and opposed by both of the candidates who are vying to succeed him. Addressing a news conference, Obama says the goal in an integrated global economy is not for countries to shut themselves off from the world.

The Latest: Trudeau: Collaboration brings growth, benefits

Obama is traveling to Ottawa, Canada for the North America Leaders' Summit with Canadian Prime Minist... . President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., than onto Ottawa, Canada.

McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval

In this Nov. 13, 2014 file photo, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, followed by Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, center, and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., leave after McConnell was chosen to be the new majority leader, on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell faces a nearly impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.

Day of Action Against Gun Violence starts in Connecticut

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty was among those taking part in that sit-in in the U.S. House last week and she says the momentum across the country is building daily to force the House leadership to bring up a vote on two gun control measures after the July 4th recess. There were events in over 100 congressional districts across the country today all with the same message and all motivated by shootings in places like Orlando, Aurora, and Newtown.

Portland OKs construction tax to pay for affordable housing

The Portland City Council unanimously approved a new tax Wednesday projected to raise more than $12 million a year for affordable housing. "The lack of affordable housing is the greatest crisis facing our city right now," said Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Housing Bureau, recycling the same line he used during a meeting two weeks ago.

New Yorker cartoon pokes fun at Texas slogan after SCOTUS abortion…

Pro-abortion rights and anti-abortion protesters rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, June 27, 2016. The court is expected to finish its term today with a decision on abortion - a case deciding the constitutionality of two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion could affect access to abortions for millions of women in several states.

Ditka surprised to read that he’ll be at GOP convention with Trump

A report late Tuesday that Donald Trump is lining up Mike Ditka to make a star appearance at the Republican National Convention came as no surprise to anybody - except Da Coach himself. While Ditka, 76, has made no secret of his support for presumptive GOP presidential nominee, and Trump has in the past publicly returned the love, the Chicago Bears legend told the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday morning: "No one's ever talked to me about it.

Sessions: Clinton’s Foreign Student Plan Would Hurt U.S. Grads

Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton's plan to "staple" a green card to the diplomas of foreign students graduating with masters and PhDs in the Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics fields would hurt the job prospects and wages of American graduates already struggling in a glutted labor market, according to Sen. Jeff Sessions . "Although there are more college graduates in the U.S. today than at any point in our history, many have trouble finding meaningful work in their field of study.

Hillary: Drive Less, Cut Down on Electricity

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged voters to look at their personal habits in order to stop climate change, calling it one of the world's biggest problems that the next president would have to face. "On an individual level, you know there are a lot of things that if more people did it, you would see results," she said.

Voters Who Choose Trump May Still Not Like Him,…

Voting for Donald Trump? That doesn't mean you're completely on board, according to a new analysis of data from this week's ABC News/ Washington Post poll. With presumptive nominees Trump and Hillary Clinton garnering the lowest favorability ratings of major candidates in recent times, some voters say they are choosing to hold their noses and pull the lever in the ballot boxes.

Cleveland Reaches Compromise on GOP Convention Security

The city of Cleveland has reached a compromise on security restrictions around the site of the Republican National Convention after a federal judge last week declared that the city's rules were unconstitutional. The city and the American Civil Liberties Union reached a tentative settlement last week after a day of negotiations.

The Latest: Obama arrives for Canada-US-Mexico summit

Obama is traveling to Ottawa, Canada for the North America Leaders' Summit with Canadian Prime Minist... . President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, to board Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., than onto Ottawa, Canada.

Buddy Ryan, Former NFL Coach and Defensive Specialist, Dies at 85

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins will be the next American to travel out of this world when she launches one week from Wednesday on her first mission to the Int... - The death toll in Tuesday's deadly terrorist attack that rocked Istanbul's international airport, rose from 36 to 41, the governor of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin,... Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining held an oversight hearing on the Federal sage grouse plans and their impact t... OMAHA, Neb.

LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

The Latest on President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto : North America's leaders, at their summit in the Canadian capital, are confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism. Three crew members were missing and one was hurt after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.

LeBron a free agent after declining option on contract

The Latest on President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto : North America's leaders, at their summit in the Canadian capital, are confronting a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism. Three crew members were missing and one was hurt after a head-on train collision in the Texas Panhandle that caused several box cars to erupt in flames and led authorities to evacuate residents in the area.

Clinton Outspends Trump by $20 Million on Television Ads in June

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins will be the next American to travel out of this world when she launches one week from Wednesday on her first mission to the Int... - The death toll in Tuesday's deadly terrorist attack that rocked Istanbul's international airport, rose from 36 to 41, the governor of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin,... Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining held an oversight hearing on the Federal sage grouse plans and their impact t... OMAHA, Neb.

Mega Millions Jackpot Swells to $415M, Third Largest in Game’s History

NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins will be the next American to travel out of this world when she launches one week from Wednesday on her first mission to the Int... - The death toll in Tuesday's deadly terrorist attack that rocked Istanbul's international airport, rose from 36 to 41, the governor of Istanbul, Vasip Sahin,... Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining held an oversight hearing on the Federal sage grouse plans and their impact t... OMAHA, Neb.

Puzzling party

The rise of Donald Trump to the top of the Republican party has been puzzling to many to say the least. Many speculations for that rise have been offered; however, according to some, the main reason might be the majority of Republicans are not true conservatives.

a 5m settlement approved for brain injured man

The High Court has approved a 5 million settlement in the case of a 22-year-old man, who sustained a brain injury as a young boy in a car crash. The court was told Kyle Duffy from Castlehill Park, Castlebar, was five-years-old at the time of the crash on 11 December 1998.

Senate set to begin voting on Puerto Rico rescue package

The top Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate on Wednesday implored their colleagues to back a rescue package for cash-strapped Puerto Rico, just 48 hours before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. As the Senate opened its session, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Minority Leader Harry Reid , D-Nev., pressed for support on a morning test vote that would determine if the Senate moves forward on the bill.

Nate Silver: Hillary Clinton has a near 80% chance of winning the election


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Renowned statistician Nate Silver on Wednesday revealed his general-election forecast on ABC's "Good Morning America," and he's placing Hillary Clinton at a near 80% favorite to win in the fall. Silver, who runs the data-journalism website FiveThirtyEight, handicapped Clinton's current odds at 79% while giving Donald Trump a 20% chance of winning the general election.

Pompeo, Jordan release own Benghazi report

Prior to the House Select Committee on Benghazi releasing its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans in an embassy in Benghazi, Libya, a few Republicans and Democrats sent out their own report previews.

Pompeo, Jordan release own Benghazi report

Prior to the House Select Committee on Benghazi releasing its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed four Americans in an embassy in Benghazi, Libya, a few Republicans and Democrats sent out their own report previews.

Headlines for June 29, 2016

A triple suicide bombing and gun attack targeting Turkey's main airport in Istanbul has killed 41 people and left 239 other injured. Authorities said three attackers arrived at the airport's international terminal by taxi and blew themselves up after opening fire.

Fit to lead: Canada’s and Mexico’s leaders go for a jog at the final ‘Three Amigos’ summit


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On Tuesday, prior to the final summit of the current US, Mexican, and Canadian leaders - nicknamed the "Three Amigos" - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique PeA a Nieto stepped out for a jog in Ottawa, and their attire immediately drew international attention. For the 44-year-old Trudeau, despite his recent brushes with controversy , the short shorts may only reaffirm his reputation for youthful vigor.

Idaho’s glass ceiling

A place for the writings and the ideas of the people in and around the Ridenbaugh Press. Now that Hillary Clinton is about to shatter the glass ceiling hanging over the White House' Oval Office, one has to ask when is Idaho going to get with the program? All of the states touching Idaho's border save Nevada, have had at least one female governor.

Idaho’s glass ceiling

A place for the writings and the ideas of the people in and around the Ridenbaugh Press. Now that Hillary Clinton is about to shatter the glass ceiling hanging over the White House' Oval Office, one has to ask when is Idaho going to get with the program? All of the states touching Idaho's border save Nevada, have had at least one female governor.

Ballotpedia polled the Presidential battleground – How’s Trump doing?

Ballotpedia is a trusted, independent source of ballot information that bypasses the biased media to give voters a chance to study ballot measures for themselves. They've decided to branch into polling by surveying the battleground states of Florida, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, to see how Donald Trump is doing against Hillary Clinton.

Herbert, Chaffetz cruise to wins in high turnout primary

Incumbent Republicans Gov. Gary Herbert and U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz are headed toward November as heavy favorites after primary voters turned out in record numbers and overwhelmingly endorsed their re-election bids. On the Democratic side of Utah's primary election Tuesday, Misty Snow, a grocery store cashier making her first foray into politics, faces a far steeper challenge against incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Lee as she tries to become the state's first openly transgender elected official.

Anthem Says Deal To Buy Cigna Still On Track

As questions grow about Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna, the Indianapolis-based company says the completion of the deal remains "the highest priority." "Anthem and Cigna are not in discussions regarding a termination of the merger agreement or the payment of a break-up fee," said Anthem spokeswoman Jill Belcher.

Italy recovers 2015 sunk migrant boat, hopes to ID victims

Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he's having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

All That Glitters is Fearsome: Whatever Happens, Don’t Blame Jill Stein

If Salvador Dali were around today he might have captured the mood of the nation best in a painting. But, you could simulate one for yourself by piecing together these wildly varying, discordant sentiments in your head: "She is an extremely ambitious liberal interventionist hawka .[and] was the leading figure behind the destruction of Libyaa If Hillary Clinton gets into office, it means endless wara .[she] surrounds herself with people who don't really challenge her."

To My Less-Evilism Haters: A Rejoinder to Halle and Chomsky

John Halle has taken to calling my CounterPunch article, No Lesser Evil, Not This Time , "idiotic" and part of the "lunatic and sociopathic left". These pathetic and childlike insults are part of a left that spends more time giving itself a thousand cuts than one good jab at the common enemy.

Henares files 11 cases vs tax evaders

THE Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares has filed the most number of cases against tax evaders before the Department of Justice , a day before she steps down from post. On Wednesday, Henares filed 11 criminal cases against company owners who failed to pay taxes under BIR's Run Against Tax Evaders program, the bureau's program in partnership with the DOJ which aims to prosecute tax evaders.

Ken Paxton Lays Out Case Against Fort Worth ISD Bathroom Regulations

In an opinion issued late Tuesday afternoon, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says Fort Worth ISD's attempt to let all students use a restroom consistent with their gender identity is likely illegal. Paxton was asked for the opinion in May by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, an outspoken opponent of letting transgender children use either bathroom.

Larsen ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by United States v. Texas Decision


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Rep. Rick Larsen today released the following statement after the Supreme Court's 4-4 decision on United States v. Texas, which left a lower court order on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans Program in place: "I am deeply disappointed by today's decision.

Envoy: ISIS’ allure still threat to West

The threat of "lone wolf" acts of terrorism inspired by the Islamic State will persist in the West, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday, even as the extremist group loses battles and territory in the Middle East. Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that the Islamic State has always sought to strike the U.S. and other Western nations.

Final Benghazi report: No ‘smoking gun’ pointing to Clinton

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., center, joined by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, left, and Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan. discusses the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

In Senate split, $1 billion for Zika falls by wayside

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , joined by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.; and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, faces reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday about the Zika virus proposal. WASHINGTON -- The Senate split along party lines Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo.

U.S., Canada, Mexico ally for clean power

The United States and Mexico are committing to join Canada in boosting the use of wind, solar and other carbon-free sources of electricity to help North America meet a goal of generating at least 50 percent of its energy from "clean" sources by 2025. The pledge is to be made today as part of a summit of North American leaders in Ottawa, Ontario.

Huckabee paying $25,000 for ‘Eye of the Tiger’

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit for using a 1980s rock anthem, "Eye of the Tiger," without the permission of the music's owner, CNN Money said this week. Terms of the settlement between the campaign and Rude Music Inc. are confidential, but details have emerged in recent Federal Election Commission filings.

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to interviews and confidential memos obtained by The Washington Post. Pentagon leaders had requested the study to help make their enormous back-office bureaucracy more efficient and reinvest any savings in combat power.

Millers, bakers brace for bumpy transition to new crop


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With the Kansas wheat harvest nearly two-thirds completed, indications were the crop's average protein will be low this year, perhaps historically low. A low-protein hard red winter wheat crop certainly would not be without precedent, but it will provide challenges to millers and bakers who for the past couple of years engineered fairly smooth transitions to working with primarily new crop supply.

July 4 message from Putin to Obama: Let’s have better ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday in a July Fourth message to President Barack Obama that he hopes ties between the two countries will get back on track. Relations between Moscow and Washington hit a post-Cold War low in 2014, when Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and threw its weight behind separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Higgins pushes for direct pedestrian access to Canadian GO Train service

Congressman: Plans for new Canadian train service could provide WNYers direct link to Toronto, open new door for Canadian visitors to Niagara Falls Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for a direct binational pedestrian connection to accommodate Canadian GO Train passengers and better facilitate cross-border tourism. Higgins' push comes following a June 28 announcement by Ontario's transportation minister of expanded GO Transit service between Toronto and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

‘Amazing Race’ contestant heads to Oklahoma primary runoff

Oklahoma cowboy turned reality show contestant Jet McCoy advanced to a runoff for the Republican nomination for an Oklahoma Senate seat while his brother and former partner on "The Amazing Race" lost narrowly in a campaign for the state House as a Democrat. Jet McCoy, 36, led the Republican field with nearly 44 percent in Tuesday's primary vote in state Senate District 13 and will compete Aug. 23 in a runoff against second-place opponent Greg McCortney.

Robert Perina

Mr. Perina was born Dec. 2, 1964, in Staten Island, N.Y. He was retired from the United States Air Force, after 20 years of service, receiving many commendations and medals. After retirement, Bob enjoyed a career with TSA, where he was an outstanding leader, and an amazing friend to many.

Gov. Herbert secures GOP nomination in re-election race

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert easily defeated Overstock.com executive Jonathan Johnson Tuesday to win a closely watched primary race that helped boost voter turnout to the highest level in two decades. After results came in, Herbert told reporters that he was grateful and that he believed voters felt he had a positive track record that he could build upon for the future.

Patrick Gannon: McCrory, Cooper fight to a draw in first debate

In the days following North Carolina's first gubernatorial debate of 2016, polls show Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper neck-and-neck in one of the more closely watched governor's races in the country. A Public Policy Polling survey released in late June showed the candidates deadlocked at 41 percent.

Lawmakers promise to complete rescue package for Puerto Rico

" Senate Republican and Democratic leaders on Tuesday promised to complete a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico before a $2 billion debt payment comes due on Friday. "Failure is really not an option," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters after meeting with his GOP caucus.

Sanders says he’ll try to block Senate GMO bill

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law. MONTPELIER, Vt.>> Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law.

Today in History: June 29

In 1913, the Second Balkan War broke out as Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Greece, its former allies from the First Balkan War. Here, a Bulgarian field gun is being positioned for the siege of Adrianople, occupied by the Turks, during the Second Balkan War.

Final Benghazi report: No ‘smoking gun’ pointing to Clinton

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a TV news interview with MSNBC, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to discuss the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. less House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a TV news interview with MSNBC, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to discuss the release of his final report on the ... more FILE - In this Sept.

Hillary Clinton continues to court millennials with town hall for digital stars


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The event, held in Hollywood, was designed to get millennials and Gen Zers - aka creators and their fans - excited about the presidential election. It was also a way for Clinton to connect to a younger demographic.

Espaillat declares victory in district 13 primary

With about 97 percent of votes reported, unofficial results from the Board of Elections in the City of New York showed Mr. Espaillat 283 votes ahead of the next closest contender, Assemblyman Keith Wright. "The voters of the 13th congressional district made history tonight," Mr. Espaillat said in a victory speech, according to patch.com.

Five key things to watch as Clinton email investigation grows

Howard Baker, then a senator from Tennessee, captured the essence of the Watergate scandal that took down the presidency of Richard M. Nixon in these simple words : "It is almost always the cover-up rather than the event that causes trouble." Nixon resigned 42 years ago, but Baker's words have lived on in Washington, because the impulse to conceal a misdeed is shared by politicians of every persuasion, including Hillary Clinton, who is now running for the office Nixon vacated.

Cubs play 3 relievers in LF while beating Reds in 15 innings

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher John Lamb throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Cincinnati. . Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher John Lamb walks up the mound as Chicago Cubs' Ben Zobrist, rear, runs the bases on a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Cincinnati.

GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks

CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though there were signs late Tuesday that the two sides could reach a deal on stopgap spending as Illinois approaches a second year without a full state budget. Legislative leaders left a nearly three-hour meeting with the Republican governor saying they had made progress and would meet again Wednesday morning.

YouTube Star Asks Hillary Clinton How She’ll Help Stop Revenge Porn

At a live-streamed town hall event on Tuesday, presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton took questions from online content creators, many of them YouTube stars who've made careers out of sharing beauty tutorials and product reviews. But Chrissy Chambers, one half of the YouTube channel BriaAndChrissy , raised a far more serious topic.

EU Tells Britain to Get Out Now

Tuesday was another awkward day for Britain as Prime Minister David Cameron met with European Union leaders in Brussels for the first time since British voters chose to quit the EU. "I want the U.K. to clarify its position.

Prosecutor asks that state be allow to try Dylann Roof first

AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File Police tape surrounds the parking lot behind the AME Emanuel Church as FBI forensic experts work the crime scene, where nine people where shot by Dylann Storm Roof, in Charleston. South Carolina has primary jurisdiction over the case of a man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston last year and thus should be allowed to prosecute him before the federal government does, a state attorney argued Tuesday.

Final Benghazi report: No ‘smoking gun’ pointing to Clinton

House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee. In this Sept.

Senate Democrats block GOP’s Zika funding bill

AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File An Aedes aegypti mosquito is photographed through a microscope at the Fiocruz institute in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika.

How Clinton’s and Trump’s economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies Tuesday – a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy. Clinton argues that rebuilding the middle class requires government aid for higher education and job training.

Chamber of Commerce leads Big Business attack on Trump over trade

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers - two powerful business lobbies both traditionally supportive of Republican candidates - took the highly unusual step of lashing out at presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump during his speech Tuesday that hammered U.S. free-trade deals. "Under Trump's trade plans, we would see higher prices, fewer jobs, and a weaker economy," the Chamber tweeted during the speech in Monessen, Pennsylvania, linking to an analysis that argues Trump's trade positions would throw the United States into an economic recession.

Supreme Court won’t rescue Wisconsin abortion law

Handing down its second major abortion action in as many days, the U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to rescue a Wisconsin law restricting abortion clinics and doctors in the state, leaving in place lower court rulings that had struck it down. The unsigned order ends a three-year legal fight and was accompanied Tuesday by another rejection of an appeal by Mississippi that sought to reinstate a similar law requiring abortion doctors to be able to admit patients to nearby hospitals.

Dems demand gun votes, loudly, in 2-minute House session

" House Democrats continued their disruptive demands for votes on gun control Tuesday, though this time the commotion lasted less than two minutes. Less than a week after staging a near 26-hour sit-in on the House floor that garnered widespread attention, a half-dozen Democrats stood in the nearly empty chamber and loudly demanded recognition during a session held strictly for procedural business.

NJ drivers brace for possible end of cheap gas

New Jersey's low gas prices have always served as a welcome antidote for residents burdened by a seemingly endless series of toll and fee increases, not to mention the nation's highest property taxes. Now, cheap gas in New Jersey may be going the way of the fax machine, leaving the state's roughly six million drivers doing the math to try and figure out how much pain they'll be in for.

Immigration advocates take protest to street and voting booth

As soon as pro-immigration demonstrators were cleared from the Broad Street ramp of the Vine Street Expressway Tuesday morning - including four hauled off in handcuffs - other advocates assembled five blocks away at City Hall to get out the vote against presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. "From his promise to create a deportation force, to calling immigrants rapists and killers, Trump has shown he stands squarely against us," said Lizet Ocampo, Latino vote director of the People for the American Way, a national progressive advocacy group that headlined the City Hall speak-out.

Westport Registrars of Voters Marla Cowden (D) and Kevin White (R).

As the fierce presidential race continues to roll on grabbing headlines, there is a change to Election Day voting that will affect voters on Nov. 8. "This will be the first presidential year that Connecticut will have Election Day registration," Democratic Registrar of Voters Marla Cowden said. "We've had it for all elections since 2013."

Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy

In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in New York. From the start, TrumpA's call A'for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United StatesA' has been a signature of the RepublicanA's campaign for president.

The Latest: PM Valls: No quick fix, Europe needs reinvention

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says in an impassioned plea for Europe that there is no quick fix for fractures exposed by the British referendum because the reasons that nations adhere to the European Union must be reinvented. He says some aspects of Britain's EU exit must be dealt with urgently but "the process of re-founding Europe will take time."

Trump to take on trade deals in Pennsylvania speech

In this June 10, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up while addressing the Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority Conference in Washington. Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on June 28, a speech that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.

Clinton on Benghazi report: Time to ‘move on’

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a question on the House Benghazi investigation from a member of the media while visiting Galvanize in Denver, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Galvanize is a learning environment space for technology companies.

From Mamie Till to Tarsha Jackson, Mothers Continue the Fight for Juvenile Justice


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In the summer of 1955, Mamie Till lived what could be described as a classic American life in the predominantly African-American South Side of Chicago. She lived with her son Emmett, who was 14 years old at the time.

The 5 most serious accusations from Republicans’ Benghazi report

Remember that heated hearing last fall where Hillary Clinton sat in front of Congress for 11 hours and defended her handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks? Well, a report from that investigation is out, capping the two-year process that is the ninth overall investigation into Benghazi. There is no smoking gun, but the report does conclude that Clinton and the Obama administration more broadly should have realized how in-danger our diplomatic posts in Libya were at the time of the 2012 attack and done more to protect them and the four Americans -- including Ambassador Christopher Stevens -- who were killed.

Republicans release Benghazi report

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee are divided over whether to directly blame then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the events that killed four Americans in Libya in 2012. One committee member, Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas, calls Clinton's actions ``morally reprehensible'' and says ``you have every right to be disgusted'' by the response from her and others.

The Latest: Pat Summitt service open to public on July 14

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The Latest on Pat Summitt, the former Tennessee women's coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64. : A representative of the family says the event will begin at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Boling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus. That's where Summitt won many of the games that made her the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history.

U.S. Senate Democrats block GOP’s Zika funding bill

A dysfunctional Senate split along party lines on Tuesday and left a $1.1 billion proposal to fight the Zika virus in limbo, despite growing fears and a continental U.S. caseload that's exceeding 800. Democrats blocked the GOP-drafted measure by a 52-48 vote Tuesday -- short of the 60 votes required to advance it.

More Scenes from a Wedding

We were dining on barbecue beef brisket Sunday beneath the shade trees at Ole Gilliam Mill near Sanford, N.C., when Cassie asked, "When are you going to dance?" Cassie is a friend of my son Bob, and also of his twin brother Jim and Jim's wife Danielle. Cassie remembered how I danced at Jim's wedding - the old man busting out his old disco moves circa 1979 - and was eager for another show.

Obama Says He Doesn’t Anticipate Huge Change From EU Exit

President Barack Obama isn't expecting "major, cataclysmic changes" as a result of Britain's pending exit from the European Union. Speaking to NPR, Obama also said there are more differences than similarities when it comes to Britain's election compared with the current presidential election in the United States where discontent has fueled Republican Donald Trump's rise.

The Imaginarium of Harry Blackmun

The Supreme Court has added another chapter to the body of law rooted in very little more than the imagination of Justice Harry Blackmun, who, with the assistance of a few of his fellow legal fantasists, delivered the constitutional right to abortion, Athena-like, from his head into the waiting world.At issue were a number of regulations in the state of Texas governing abortion clinics and the meat-cutters employed therein. Texas, with its relatively light regulatory regime, is sometimes regarded in the coastal cosmopoles as something between late-Seventies Hong Kong and the fever dreams of Ayn Rand, but it isn't quite.

Clinton pledges not to repeat failed ‘Brexit’ campaign strategy

Hillary Clinton pledged she will not repeat the failed strategy of Britain's "remain" campaign in the wake of the country's stunning vote to leave the European Union in her own campaign against Donald Trump. Clinton said in an interview with the social medium LinkedIn on Monday there are parallels between the "leave" campaign that prevailed in the country's EU referendum and the Trump campaign's focus on skepticism of political institutions and the effects of immigration.

Kathleen Parker: Brexit, meet Trexit

On the surface, this may seem an odd question, but the concerns that led a majority of Brits to vote Also similar have been reactions to Brexit and to Trump's political rise. Analysts and market speculators were shocked that the prediction models they used were wrong.

Analysis: Anti-Regulation Party in Texas Has a Strong Taste for Rules

It's the latest setback for a band of Republicans who abhor regulatory constraints on business but who regularly resort to regulation to control the behavior of individuals in Texas. The abortion restrictions that the nation's highest court kicked to the side of the road are part of a running theme among Texas Republicans, who routinely hide their political motives behind unsubstantiated claims of public safety.

House Republicans’ report faults Obama on Benghazi attacks

Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee faulted the Obama administration Tuesday in a report on the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The panel's chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, and other Republicans accuse the Obama administration of stonewalling important documents and witnesses.

House Republicans fault US military response to Benghazi

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., speaks during a TV news interview with MSNBC, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to discuss the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., gestures during a TV news interview with MSNBC, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, to discuss the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

Justices reject request to rehear union case that tied 4-4

The Supreme Court has turned down a long-shot request to hold new arguments in a major labor union case that ended in a 4-4 tie. The justices on Tuesday denied without comment a petition from a group of California teachers urging the court to reconsider the case once a new justice is confirmed.

President Obama STILL has not explained thisa


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BREAKING NEWS: BENGHAZI HOURSE REPUBLICAN REPORT RELEASED and President Obama needs to explain why for two weeks he continued to try to sell that silly video story to the American people . Did he not know it was not the video? Or was he trying to mislead the American people because his re-election was less than two months away and he had just said on Sept 5 that Al Qaeda was on the run? (The is really bad for a President if that is why.

Tennessee pols remember Pat Summitt

Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn said Tuesday that the late Pat Summitt, the winningest college basketball coach in NCAA history, was a role model for women and will be missed. "She is definitely going to be missed," she said on Fox News.

Pilot, bystander hurt after plane crashes in Detroit street

A small plane that had been trailing a banner over crowds gathered for a fireworks display crash-landed in a Detroit residential street, injuring the pilot and a bystander who was electrocuted by a power line that the aircraft brought down, authorities said. Early reports by police suggested the plane had to land Monday night because it was running out of fuel.

The Latest: Sen. Nelson hopes VW settlement is deterrent

The Latest on the settlement of environmental and consumer claims against Volkswagen over its emissions-cheating scandal : A U.S. senator who is on a committee that investigated the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal says the scheme was one of the most egregious examples of corporate fraud in recent history. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., says the settlement is a victory for consumers and should serve as a deterrent to others "who seek to intentionally deceive the public."

German Cabinet agrees upon new controls for spy agency

The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the Cabinet had agreed upon a 60-page proposal setting new parameters for the Bundesnachrichtendienst, or BND, including tighter controls of its surveillance activities. The BND came under fire last year over allegations it spied on officials from the European Union and other allied nations and failed to vet lists of eavesdropping targets it received from the U.S. National Security Agency.

Russia: US destroyer got too close to its ships in Europe

By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states. By striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.

Hyena mauls boy in South African wildlife park

Ikea is recalling 29 million chests and dressers after six children were killed when the furniture toppled over and fell on them. By Bill Fuller Associated Press Two explosions and a fire rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi on Monday night, but no one was injured and flames continued for hours Tuesday,... By Bill Fuller Associated Press Two explosions and a fire rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi on Monday night, but no one was injured and flames continued for hours Tuesday, authorities said.

4 Things To Know: Benghazi Report, Taylor Sells Shares & More

MINNEAPOLIS - These are the four stories you need to know about from Tuesday, June 28. They include a high ranking for Minneapolis fireworks, and an impending report to be released about the Benghazi terror attacks. House Republicans are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Benghazi terror attacks that killed four Americans.

Senate Democrats seek new deal on Zika funding fight


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A 4-month-old baby born with microcephaly is held by his mother in front of their house in Olinda, near Recife, Brazil, February 11, 2016. U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday called on Republicans to hold new bipartisan talks in the funding fight over Zika, saying a Republican agreement was "extreme and insufficient" to combat the virus and was full of "ideological poison pill riders."

NOM’s Brian Brown Compares Opponents Of Gay Marriage Ruling To Abolitionists


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Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage , this week described marriage rights for gay couples as a "profound lie" similar to slavery. Turnout at NOM's annual March for Marriage - the first since the U.S. Supreme Court found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry - was low, fewer than 250 people by one count .

Former ‘Bachelor’ turned Colorado politician?

Former "Bachelor" star Ben Higgins found love on the ABC reality show - and his next made-for-TV conquest might be even more of a challenge. The software salesman is mulling a run for a seat in the Colorado legislature, which would be documented in a new "Bachelor" franchise spin-off show announced last week, optimistically titled "Ben And Lauren: Happily Ever After," starring Higgins and show winner-turned-fiancee Lauren Bushnell.

U.S.and China warships to participate in massive Pacific war games

U.S.and China warships to participate in massive Pacific war games 26-nation exercises come amid territorial disputes with China in the South China Sea. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/28XQOVt Crew members wait to service an F/A 18 Super Hornet during flight operations aboard the USS John C. Stennis during a joint US-India-Japan naval exercise in the Philippine Sea.

Supreme Court refuses to hear another case on contraceptives

Supreme Court refuses to hear another case on contraceptives Do pharmacies with religious objections have to dispense certain forms of birth control? Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/28XQ6Yn The Supreme Court denied a new case testing whether pharmacies must dispense forms of contraception despite religious objections. An earlier case involving the Little Sisters of the Poor was heard in March and decided in May. WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court disposed of a case testing religious objections to contraception in May. On Tuesday, the justices refused to hear another one.

Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman

When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name. "You will notice that I am not using the killer's name, and I will try not to do that," Comey said during the live news conference.

Blaha, Glenn spar right up to Colorado GOP Senate primary

Colorado's Republican Senate primary campaign goes to the voters Tuesday, with the winner taking on Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet. The waning days featured an effort by Colorado Springs businessman Robert Blaha to discredit fellow conservative Darryl Glenn's commitment to Donald Trump, the party's presumptive presidential nominee.

Cleveland Avenue Market offers great meat for grilling

Known for its fresh meats, deli meats and cheeses, the store's 26-foot-long fresh meat case features only USDA choice beef along with a diverse array of delicious poultry and pork cuts. Current subscribers have full access to all online news content as part of their subscription.

Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman

In this May 19, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey, calls on a reporter during a news conference in Chicago. When Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name.

Trump supporters holding firm

What happens when the veteran pollster Peter D. Hart invites 11 blue-collar and service-industry voters into a downtown office suite here and bids them to talk politics? You are reminded that the despair among those in families with incomes below $50,000 is as deep as the anger they have expressed at the polls all year. You learn that the shortcomings rivals identify in presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump are seen as strengths among his backers.

Critical groups

With each party's presidential candidate virtually chosen, with only the formal procedure of the conventions yet to occur, three critical groups of voters remain in the likely, but still uncertain, category. The questions surrounding each group are whether their expressed opinions will actually translate into votes in November, and whether they will change their choice between now and Election Day.

Ap Fact Check: Some debatable Warren claims at Clinton stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs

Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009. A tremendous boom was accompanied by a plume of black and gray smoke.

Discount airline to land at Newark with opening up of slots

In this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 file photo, a small plane with a banner flies over Flint Bishop Airport to celebrate the ribbon cutting for Allegiant Air joining Flint Bishop International Airport in Flint, Mich. Discount airline Allegiant Air is set to land at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill

President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika. Senate Democrats say they will block a $1.1 billion Republican-drafted measure to combat the virus, arguing that it contains unfair spending cuts and limits which groups can deliver health care and provide contraception to women in Zika-infested Puerto Rico.

Ruling boosts corruption

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First Chinese-made regional jet makes maiden passenger flight

China's first locally built regional jet made its maiden commercial flight on Tuesday, carrying 70 passengers from the western city of Chengdu to Shanghai on the east coast in what state-owned planemaker Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd hailed as a milestone. Chengdu Airlines flight EU6679 took two hours and 12 minutes and was "an important milestone in the development of civil aviation in China", COMAC said in a statement.

Berning down the house

Operating theory: Bernie Sanders would be a-okay with a Trump presidency, if it would mean Sanders' own elevation into the far-left activist hall of fame. Sanders still refuses clearly to state the obvious: Namely, that for anyone who cares about the well-being of working people, immigrants and liberal values, Hillary Clinton would be a far superior President to Trump.

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling

Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to abortion clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that drastically reduced the number of providers statewide. Texas lost more than half of its 41 abortion clinics in the three years since former Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed a sweeping anti-abortion law that justices largely dismantled in a 5-3 ruling Monday.

Senate set to begin voting on Puerto Rico rescue package

The Senate is set to begin voting on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. The White House-backed measure faced some opposition from both Republicans and Democrats, but party leaders endorsed it and promised to complete it before the July 1 deadline.

Proposed flood plain maps to be on display

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center. "This was a more concentrated study of the Upper Chattahoochee Basin," which encompasses an area roughly west of Interstate 985, said Charles Turner, a civil engineer with Hall County government.

Why Hillary Clinton Should Worry About Brexit

The outcome of the presidential election will hinge on whether disaffected voters believe it is a choice between two candidates or - like Brexit - a referendum on the direction of the country. Hillary Clinton holds advantages over Trump in nearly every way candidates are usually measured: She's qualified for the job, she's running a better campaign, and she has the temperament to be commander in chief.

Brexit Has Nothing to Do with Donald Trump

This may come as some surprise, but not everything that happens in the world is about Donald Trump. Not everything is even about America.Sure, the hot takes are easy to write: Trump wants to limit immigration; Brexit supporters were concerned about immigration.

Texas illegally curbs abortion clinics, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation's second-most-populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state's arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to protect women's health.

Hillary Clinton Takes Aim at Donald Trump’s Pos…

Titled "Tested," the 30-second spot focuses on the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's response to Britons voting last week in favor of leaving the European Union. "Every president is tested by world events, but Donald Trump thinks about how his golf resort can profit from them," says a monotone voiceover, referring to Trump visiting Trump Turnberry in Scotland a day after the Brexit vote, and expressing how an EU-free United Kingdom may benefit his businesses.

President Obama goes dancehall with Drake’s ‘One Dance’


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Barack Obama may prefer Kendrick Lamar over Drake, but in a new dub video, the president can't resist the "One Dance" fever. BaracksDubs is back, once again putting lyrics in the president's mouth - this time with Drizzy's No.

With Assembly vote, N.J. lawmakers send Christie $34.8B budget

TRENTON - Hours after their counterparts in the state Senate went home, the Assembly on Monday passed the Democrats' $34.8 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday. The budget passed along party lines, but lawmakers struck a collegial tone that the Democratic budget chair boasted would be a help to many and the Republican budget officer said was "dramatically better" than Democrats' recent efforts, which sought to raise taxes on millionaires and corporations.

Here We Go Red Cross Seeks Guidance After “Racist” Poster Flap

The Red Cross has issued an apology and asked all of its partner aquatic facilities to take down a water safety poster that at least one person has interpreted as racist. For a poster that is supposedly so racist it has been scrubbed from the Red Cross website and is being pulled down from pools across the country, media outlets are having no qualms about republishing it Peter Holley of the Washington Post reported the ordeal of Margaret Sawyer, who complained to a lifeguard and then to management after the 2014 poster struck her as an unfortunate relic of the past : But white children are labeled as behaving in a "cool" way while children of color who are depicted defying pool rules are labeled "not cool."

Former Lt. Gov Bill Bolling hopes Bob McDonnella s true legacy wona t fade

A bi-partisan group of former attorney generals, and long-time supporters, celebrated Monday's Supreme Court decision to throw out the conviction of former governor Bob McDonnell. McDonnell said the support of friends and family has helped him in the days that followed his 2014 conviction on 11 counts involving federal corruption; Maureen was found guilty on nine counts.

JOHN McAFEE: Intel buying McAfee never made sense

Citing unnamed sources, the Financial Times reported that the chipmaker is looking at spinning off McAfee, which it bought in 2010 for $7.7 billion and incorporated into its Intel Security division. "I never understood why a chip manufacturer would have purchased a suite of software security products in the first place.

Gay YouTube Star Tells Hillary, – The People Don’t Like You…You Don’t Speak for Me’

A gay budding YouTube star is out with a bold new video accusing Hillary Clinton of being disliked by the American people for her scandals and for her propensity to throw minorities "under the bus," citing her past opposition to gay marriage. Breitbart News recently featured a YouTube video made by a user who calls himself "The Sleeping Giant," and identifies himself as "a disaffected former liberal who just so happens to be gay."

American Latinos for Trump Blast Politico: – I’m an American First’

American Latinos for Donald Trump expressed outrage on Monday against the mainstream media for coverage given to Hispanics who support Trump - specifically pointing to a Politico article published on Sunday titled, "The lonely lives of Latinos for Trump." Mark F., who wishes to leave his last name anonymous, was interviewed by Politico and briefly mentioned in the article because he produced many videos for a group on Twitter, "Latinos for Trump."

Dems: Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security

In this Oct. 22, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional security at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, according to Democrats on a select House panel who absolved the former secretary of state and the U.S. military of wrongdoing in the deadly Sept.

Alaska Natives, environmentalists add to push for action on nearby Canadian mining

Alaska Native and environmental groups on Monday petitioned the Interior Secretary to launch a formal investigation into whether pollution from mines in British Columbia is causing problems for wildlife across the border in Southeast Alaska. The groups pointed to a 1971 amendment and several international agreements to argue that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has a duty to launch an investigation into the potential Alaskan environmental impacts from six hard-rock mines in British Columbia.

Cuban, US banks to enhance cooperation despite blockade

Havana, June 28 - Cuba's central bank and US financial institutions are enhancing cooperation that covers remittances and credit cards despite legal challenges imposed by Washington's blockade on the island. Until today, Cuba hasn't been able to do financial transactions directly with US banks although we're working together with several institutions to do it in the near future in a safe and efficient manner, Irma Martinez, first vice-president of the island's central bank, told reporters on Monday.

Franklin drives in 5, Rays beat Red Sox to stop 11-game skid

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Blake Snell delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. . Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez kicks the mound as Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings runs around the bases after his home run during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg... .

Replacement of fish-blocking culverts must continue


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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on June 27 that culverts that block salmon from more than 1,000 miles of streams in Western Washington violate treaties between Tribal governments and the United States. It's a decision that the state Department of Transportation likely expected, as work began on culvert replacement before the ruling was made; among the places in Kitsap that fish-blocking culverts are being replaced: state routes 3 and 116 in Gorst, and 104 and 307 in North Kitsap.

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A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday.

Why do We Let Politicians Deceive Us?

Here in the United Kingdom we have just had a referendum which has led to an outcry about the honesty of our politicians with accusations from those on both sides of the debate that the other side told lies to influence the voters. Whatever one thinks about the results of the referendum, the fact that we are now talking about the honesty of our politicians strikes me as a good thing.

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Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Rep. Terry Landry, D-Lafayette, speaks during a meeting of the Acadiana Press Club, Monday June 27, 2016, at The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, La. Other speakers included Rep.Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette, center, and Jean-Paul Coussan, R-Lafayette.

Coast Guard Academy sets record for female enrollment

U.S. Coast Guard swabs, center, are guided by Coast Guard cadets, left and right, as they recite phrases from the cadet handbook before swearing-in ceremonies, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, in New London, Conn. Forty years after military service academies opened their doors to women, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is marking the milestone Monday at its annual reporting-in day, when it welcomes a class with a record 38 percent female cadets.

Ap Fact Check: Warren fudges some facts at Clinton stop

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives to speak at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal in Cincinnati, Monday, June 27, 2016.

Bar area and entrance to Morton’s The Steakhouse in the new Saratoga…

The state's decision to do nothing about a controversial pesticide linked to a global honeybee die-off has some environmentalists like Bill Cooke buzzing mad. A report on the honeybee health crisis, issued last week by two state agencies after about a year of work, concluded that research remains "unclear" on the impact of a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids on massive honeybee die-offs known as colony collapse disorder.

More Hillary Clinton emails released, including some previously deleted

An additional 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton 's time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server. The latest emails were released under court order by the State Department to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch.

Mike Skinner puts in great run at Goodwood Festival

5 Cessna Toyota Tundra to Victory Sunday in the NASCAR class at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England, which brought him home to 3rd overall in the competition with a 50.44-second effort up the 1.16-mile course. The feat was even more impressive since Pikes Peak-style hill climb 4WDs usually dominate.

Volkswagen reaches $14.7B emissions settlement

In this Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, the Volkswagen logo is seen on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming from its emissions cheating scandal, a person briefed on the settlement talks said Monday, June 27, 2016.

Domestic abusers must give up firearms for misdemeanors

The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Maine can prohibit domestic abusers from owning firearms, even for offenses that do not rise to felonies. The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that Maine can prohibit domestic abusers from owning firearms, even for offenses that do not rise to felonies.

Medicaid expansion will impact public-private partnerships for charity hospitals

Perhaps more than in any other state, the expansion of Medicaid to give thousands of Louisiana residents no-cost health insurance stands to have a profound impact on health care - whether it's better or worse than the system that was already established to cover the needs of the poor. Louisiana on Friday is set to become the 31st state in the country to expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Supreme Court to rule on use of race in redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers relied too heavily on race when they redrew North Carolina's congressional districts to give the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state. The justices will hear the case in the fall - almost certainly too late to affect November's elections.

North Dakota Drug Informant’s Family Sues for Wrongful Death

The family of a North Dakota college student who was a confidential informant for a drug task force filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday accusing a sheriff's department, a deputy and the county of failing to ensure the 20-year-old's safety. The body of Andrew Sadek was found exactly two years ago in the Red River, which separates North Dakota from Minnesota , not far from where he attended college in Wahpeton.

The Latest: Some Texas abortion clinics likely won’t reopen

Amy Hagstrom Miller, second from right, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, with Center for Reproductive Rights President Nancy Northup, far right, as the justices struck down the strict Texas anti-abortion restriction law known as HB2. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were a thinly veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion in the nation's second-most populous state.

Study: Trump budget, tax plans add at least $10T to debt

A new Washington study says Donald Trump 's tax and budget plans would make the national debt skyrocket by $10 trillion or more over the coming decade, mostly because of his ambitious and expensive tax cuts. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says Democrat Hillary Clinton 's agenda - which relies on tax increases to pay for proposals such as making the Affordable Care Act more generous - would increase the debt by about $250 billion over 10 years.

Supreme Court to review NC’s use of race in redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether Republican lawmakers in North Carolina relied too heavily on race when they redrew the state's congressional districts in ways that gave the GOP a powerful advantage in the swing state. The justices added the case to their calendar for the fall - almost certainly too late to affect 2016's remaining races, But it could have an impact in the years ahead on partisan efforts to create electoral districts aimed at swaying the balance of power in Congress or in state legislatures.

The Latest: Alito reads aloud dissenting abortion opinion

Amy Hagstrom Miller, founder of Whole Woman's Health, a Texas women's health clinic that provides abortions, rejoices as she leaves the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 27, 2016, as the justices struck down the ... . Lucy Ceballos, center, and Isabella Soto, left, members of the National Institute for Reproductive Health, celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' abortion restrictions in front of Whole Woman's Hea... AUSTIN, Texas - The Latest on the Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas' strict regulation of abortion clinics : At the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices' decision in the Texas abortion clinic case provoked a strong response from Justice Samuel Alito.

Arms Race


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Incredibly, there are now fewer US Marines than there are officers at federal administrative agencies with the authority to carry weapons and make arrests. The soaring growth of this federal arsenal alarms Adam Andrzejewski, the head of American Transparency's OpenTheBooks.com, which researched and assembled the new report.

No, This Commie Comic Isn’t At All Funny


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Instapundit A Blog Archive A TIME-WARNER-HBO-CNN SPOKESMAN JOHN OLIVER CALLS BORIS JOHNSON A 'SHAVED ORANGUTAN' AND DAVID CAMERONa He's also employed by the same corporation that led an on-air jeremiad against "bullying," only to bully pro-traditional marriage Florida AG Pam Bondi for no particular reason on air after an Islamic terrorist shot up an Orlando disco this month, and to tear into UKIP politician Ray Finch for daring to support Brexit. As Rod Dreher wrote last week, "Had he been on for a minute more, [Christiane Amanpour] would have blamed Orlando on Nigel Farage."

Oh, My


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So yes, they did address it - but quite a way down from their presentation of this as significant movement in the second paragraph. It's also a little difficult to buy the idea that a four-point shift in the sample towards Democrats accounted for "less than half" of Hillary's three-point pickup, especially since Hillary holds Democrats a bit better than Trump holds Republicans.

Shocker! Anthony Kennedy Is a Schmuck – and We Still Got Schlonged by Him


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"We agree with the District Court that the surgical-center requirement, like the admitting-privileges requirement, provides few, if any, health benefits for women, poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an 'undue burden' on their constitutional right to do so," Breyer wrote. Justice Anthony Kennedy proved the swing vote, joining Breyer in the majority, but declining to write a concurring opinion.

Obama Warned Us – Reduce Gun Violence

Taking steps to reduce gun violence worth doing if it could save one life. But it could save far more. Finish this. http://go.wh.gov/9RFgdx @BarackObama "As long as the steps don't involve ending the 'gun free zone' killing fields where these mass shootings keep taking place."

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Restrictions on Abortions

The Supreme Court struck down Texas' widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court's biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. The justices voted 5-3 in favor of Texas clinics that had argued the regulations were only a veiled attempt to make it harder for women to get abortions in the nation's second-most populous state.

Groups unsure whether ruling impacts Indiana abortion laws

Groups on both sides of the debate say they're reviewing the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against Texas' regulation of abortion clinics to see whether it could impact similar Indiana laws. Indiana Right to Life President Mike Fichter says the court "showed an utter disregard for women's health" with Monday's decision striking down Texas' requirements that doctors performing abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery.

Clinton and Warren greet a crowd of 2,000 at Union Terminal

Since Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, two questions remained: Who will she pick as her running-mate and how will she win over Bernie Sanders supporters on the left? In an apparent act of highlighting party unity, Clinton and progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren campaigned at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Monday in front of a crowd of over 2,000 waving signs that read "Love Trumps Hate" and "Girl Power." This marked the first time the newly-found political alliance have campaigned together.

Sen. Joe Donnelly calls for no-fly list gun sales ban

U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly says Congress should pass gun control legislation preventing felons, people with mental illness and those on the government no-fly list from purchasing firearms. The Indiana Democrat has been a strong supporter of gun rights while in Congress and has previously been endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event

CINCINNATI Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on this morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket. Throwing clasped hands high in the air, the two women promised to "go big" and "go bold" to level the playing field for frustrated and angry workers.

Ugly dog has her day at California contest

SweePee Rambo and owner Jason Wurtz celebrate Friday after winning the 2016 World's Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. A 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua with legs bowed out like a frog and an oozing sore is the winner of this year's World's Ugliest Dog contest.

Comeya s refusal to name gunman marks change in terror talk

When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name. "You will notice that I am not using the killer's name, and I will try not to do that," Comey said during the live news conference.

Donald Trump headed to Maine

The details of his visit have not yet been finalized, but a GOP source confirms that Trump will be in Bangor on Wednesday. Trump lost Maine's March caucus to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, of Texas, who received 8,550 votes - about 46 percent of all votes.

Morning Press: Bridge crunch, oil by rail, more stores for marijuana

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, the roughly 1.5-mile segment of I-5 from state Highway 500 down to the state line during peak traffic hours is the most congested segment of road in the entire state. "About 89 percent of crashes on I-5 are due to congestion," said Dennis Mitchell, Region 1 traffic engineer for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Letter: Clinton favored

It seems political fundraising by those who support Hillary Clinton is far exceeding those who would contribute to Donald Trump. Trump indicates that is because of "special interests" that would support Clinton in return for favors.

Lew says no sense of financial crisis developing

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that the decision of British voters to leave the European Union is "an additional headwind" for the U.S. and global economies but "there is no sense of a financial crisis developing." In a CNBC interview Monday, Lew said, "I am not saying there will not be an impact on markets but it has been an orderly impact so far."

Bernie Sanders’ press secretary leaves campaign

"I just believe my time with the campaign has come to an end," she told CNN. "I'm very proud of the work we have done and am now looking forward to helping elect down-ballot Democrats and do all I can to ensure a Democrat is the 45th president of the United States."

The Latest: West Virginia keeps eye on sky during cleanup

National Guard teams are removing debris as authorities prepare for another round of expected storms after flooding devastated parts of the state. West Virginia Emergency Management Agency spokesman Tim Rock said Monday that "everybody's just keeping an eye on the sky" as search and rescue teams continue to check whether everyone is accounted for.

In Newark, A Fight to Police the Police


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Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence at City Hall on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. Recent scandals within the Oakland and New York City Police Departments and the deaths of those like Freddie Gray and Eric Garner continue to drive calls for accountability and reform within police departments across the country.

Isaac Lee: Trump has ‘gone too far’ to regain Hispanic vote

Donald Trump has doomed his candidacy by promoting a "speech of hate and divisiveness," irrevocably alienating himself from the vast majority of Hispanic voters, according to one of America's top Hispanic news executives. Isaac Lee, president of news and digital for Univision, the nation's leading Spanish-language network, says a series of slights, from Trump's negative characterization of immigrants and repeated pledge to build a wall on the border to his recent attacks on a federal judge of Mexican descent, have made him an unacceptable choice for voters who will play a key role in several battleground states this fall.

Elizabeth Warren joins Hillary Clinton on trail

The Massachusetts senator will make her debut on the 2016 campaign trail Monday morning alongside Hillary Clinton here, where she is expected to deliver fiery criticism of Trump and attempt to highlight sharp contrasts between the two parties' presumptive presidential nominees. Warren's decision to be an active surrogate is a significant political win for Clinton.

New Haven program aims to curb gap in food security

In order to make sure one less child goes hungry over the summer, officials and volunteers gathered Saturday to kick off the city's Free Summer Meals program. From June 27 to Aug. 26, low-income children 18 and under will be eligible to receive meals at 91 different sites throughout the city.

John Oliver loses it over Brexit vote


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One week after pleading with the U.K. to not leave the European Union, John Oliver slammed the Brexit vote on 'Last Week Tonight.' One week after pleading with the U.K. to not leave the European Union, John Oliver slammed the Brexit vote on 'Last Week Tonight.'

Culinary Journeys Portugal Trailer


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Join us on land and on the sea for a Culinary Journey through Portugal with Chef Jose Avillez. Thursday at 9:30 BST. Join us on land and on the sea for a Culinary Journey through Portugal with Chef Jose Avillez. Thursday at 9:30 BST.

Trump emails: Can you spare $10 to help elect a billionaire?

With the simple tap of the "send" button one day last week, Donald Trump collected $3 million in campaign contributions - as much as he did in the entire month of May. He had asked for donations of $10 or more, with the promise of chipping in $2 million of his own money to match those that arrived. That one-day haul from Trump's first fundraising appeal is early evidence of the digital magic it takes to fill campaign coffers Bernie Sanders-style - millions of people, each giving a few bucks.

Evangelical vote? Trump, Clinton, nobody?

There are many who will cross party lines on occasion, especially if one bum or another manages to snag the nomination to appear on the ballot, despite disagreement among the party faithful over those candidates' positions or demeanor. And there are many other voters who base their selections solely on a specific issue -- abortion comes to mind immediately.

Hillary Clinton boasts double-digit lead over Trump

US presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is holding a 12-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump as support for the latter tumbled in the past month, found a poll released Sunday. Clinton enjoys 51 percent of support among Americans, up by seven points from May, compared to Trump's support at 39 percent, which is down by seven points, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Barletta moves to block Russian energy

While U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, R-11, Hazleton, was successfully amending the Defense Appropriations bill to prevent U.S. military installations - regardless of their locations - from purchasing energy from Russia, thereby aiding Pennsylvania coal producers and employees, U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-17, Moosic, was introducing legislation that would prohibit the practice of self-bonding of coal companies nationwide. Mr. Barletta debated on the House floor that Russian President Vladimir Putin has a history of using his energy reserves to gain political influence over other nations, and that the U.S. armed forces should not be subjected to similar pressure.

Hillary Clinton swipes at Donald Trump over Brexit

Washington, Jun 27: Democrat Hillary Clinton took a swipe at Republican rival Donald Trump's stance on Brexit, saying that "bombastic comments" do more harm than good during such times. Trump has hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union as "fantastic," telling reporters during a visit to Scotland on Friday that he thinks the Brexit is "a great thing."

Tsai Ing-wen makes first overseas appearance in Panama as Taiwan…

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen made her first public appearance overseas at the opening ceremony of the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday as the island woos its Latin American ally amid Beijing's growing influence there. Tsai was shown on television posing for a picture with Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela and other foreign dignitaries including Jill Biden, wife of US Vice-President Joe Biden.

White House spars with Benghazi panel

The House Select Committee on Benghazi and the White House are at a standstill over whether President Obama should answer questions about the 2012 attack, according to Politico. The committee sent Obama a list of questions, which the administration has called inappropriate and an attempt to frame the White House as uncooperative.

Mia Love skipping GOP convention

Utah Rep. Mia Love, a rising star in the Republican Party, says she's planning to skip next month's Republican National Convention. Love adds her name to other prominent Republicans -- like former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney -- who say they won't attend the Cleveland convention where Donald Trump is expected to officially become the Republican presidential nominee.

Did ‘Leave’ campaign mislead voters on numbers?


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CNN's Max Foster asks Conservative MP John Redwood about some of the figures promoted as part of the "Leave" campaign's pro-Brexit push. CNN's Max Foster asks Conservative MP John Redwood about some of the figures promoted as part of the "Leave" campaign's pro-Brexit push.

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Scott Brown: Warren should take DNA test to prove heritage

Brown, who lost his 2012 Senate re-election bid to Warren, attacked the Democrat's past claim of having Native American ancestry. The Republican made the comment during a Monday afternoon conference call hosted by the Republican National Committee, responding to Warren's appearance with Democrat Hillary Clinton earlier in the day.

Politicon 2016: Sarah Palin blasts GOP establishment, stumps for Donald Trump

PASADENA >> Sarah Palin used her extensive stage time at Politicon on Sunday to stump for Donald Trump, blast the Republican establishment and promote gun rights in her blunt, riffing style that her fans love and her critics love to make fun of. The former Alaskan governor and vice presidential nominee eight years ago was an early supporter of the real estate mogul and used her first speech of the day to lay out the reasons why he is the GOP's presumptive nominee after besting a broad field that included such big names as Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Victoria County to consider disaster cleanup contract 28 minutes ago…

With hurricane season upon the Crossroads, Victoria County commissioners will consider awarding a disaster and storm recovery monitoring services contract at their Monday meeting. In a letter to county commissioners, Victoria County Emergency Management Coordinator Rick McBrayer recommended approving a disaster and storm monitoring contract Monday, which would allow Victoria County to negotiate associated costs with disaster and storm recovery up front.

Race for White House hinges on turnout

There's a very good reason that political hacks and the hacks who love them like to insist that elections all come down to turnout: Elections all come down to turnout. For a salient recent example, we can peek over the Atlantic at the results of the British referendum on leaving the European Union.

Clinton boasts double-digit lead as support for Trump plunges

Washington, June 27 : Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is holding a 12-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump as support for the latter tumbled in the past month, a poll released on Sunday showed. Clinton enjoys 51 per cent of support among Americans, up by seven points from May, compared to Trump's support at 39 per cent, which is down by seven points, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.

A welcome and needed windfall for CAT and public transit in…

It's encouraging to see state officials acknowledge that Atlanta isn't the only community in Georgia that has serious transportation problems and needs help from the state. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Chatham Area Transit is one of nine systems in the state to receive grant funding from Georgia's $75 million GO! Transit Capital program.

Nathan Smith on the US Democrats opposing agenda to the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Party unity will keep US Democrats from opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership , despite both of the party's leading presidential nominees saying they are against the deal. Members of the Democratic National Convention platform committee have decided to move against including a specific opposition to the TPP in the platform that would have added language to the agreement rejecting the deal.

Nation-Now 19 mins ago 10:14 p.m.Clinton: Cities are where things are ‘getting done’

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton told more than 200 mayors gathered Sunday in Indianapolis that cities are "where things are happening and getting done," despite, she argued, local leaders not receiving help from the federal government. "Instead, like other Americans, you see grandstanding, you hear threats to default on our nation's debt or shut down our government," Clinton said in her address to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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The ban on transgender people openly serving in the military may soon come to an end. U.S defense officials tell ABC News this change could come as early as July 1st.

At Least 2 Dead as Wildfire Fight Continues in California

Hundreds of California firefighters are still struggling to contain a deadly fire that has destroyed entire neighborhoods. Kern County officials sai... -- An inverted roller coaster at a Scottish theme park derailed, hit the ride's support and crashed to the ground, injuring 10 people, including eight c... Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on June 1, 2016.

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Ahmed Mohamed, the teen known as "Clock Boy," may be back in Texas within days. After nine months of living in his new homeland, Qatar, he reportedly feels homesick.

Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout

A year after New York City's jubilant pride parade celebrated a high point for gay Americans with the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage, the atmosphere surrounding the annual march couldn't be... Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub. At least six people were stabbed Sunday when members of right-wing extremists groups holding a rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento clashed with counter-protesters, authorities said.

Hillary Clinton rakes in nearly $450K during fundraiser at Cranley home

Cranley said afterward it was an honor to have her there, that she gave a great speech to supporters at the private event and that she was "incredibly gracious." Cranley alluded to the big stakes in the coming election, stating to local media that America can either elect "someone who openly discriminates," a reference to the presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, or someone who has a track record of working to ensure there are no discriminatory barriers to the American dream.

State of the Statehouse: Court’s deadlock on immigration leaves mayors frustrated


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Jorge Elorza was headed to Indiana to meet with the country's mayors when he heard news of a U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked in an immigration case, dooming a plan to shield millions of people from deportation. For Elorza, mayor of Providence, R.I., the news from the court Thursday felt deeply disappointing.

Hillary Clinton leads, but Donald Trump supporters are more certain they’ll vote

Fiery and measured in turn, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton offered drastically different proposals Monday for stemming the threat of terrorism and gun violence that have Americans on edge following the deadly weekend attacks at a gay nightclub in Orlando. There's a very good reason that political hacks and the hacks who love them like to insist that elections all come down to turnout: Elections all come down to turnout.

Pentagon Plans to Lift Ban on Transgender Troops

The U.S. Defense Department plans to repeal its ban on transgender service members, ending a year of contentious internal debate about how they can serve openly. The decision is expected to be announced July 1, USA Today reported Friday, citing a senior Pentagon official who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Brexit Resounds in U.S. Presidential Contest

Britain's decision to leave the European Union is resounding in America's presidential race. Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump sees Britain's move as an affirmation of his campaign's core messages, while Democrat Hillary Clinton sees the episode as further evidence Trump is unfit to be president.

Danielle Gusmaroli undergoes Cosmelan facemask to erase freckles…

Shock polls put Hillary TWELVE points ahead of Trump and winning battleground states of Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado and even North Carolina Thirty veterans whose remains went unclaimed after they died in conflicts stretching back to World War Two finally get a funeral ceremony Non-binary boy is crowned prom queen at 'Fame' performing arts school - but is hit with hateful messages from female classmates angry that 'men win everything' Father-of-two is charged with MURDER after prosecutors say his 'stalking and harassment led to his girlfriend's suicide' Whitey Bulger's bling sells for $100,000 at auction: Buyers snap up his skull ring and man-shaped punching bag 'Don't do this.

Tony Stewart wins at Sonoma to snap 84-race drought

Offering his condolences, President Barack Obama approved federal aid for the West Virginia communities devastated by floods that have killed at least 24 people and rendered many more homeless. As West Virginians continued surveying damage in a state so devastated by floods that one said her community "smelled like death," residents braced for the prospect of more rain.

Nation-Now 31 mins ago 5:18 p.m.Trump foes try to create a ballot spot for a challenger-to-be-named

The so-called #NeverTrump movement has not come up with a candidate to stop Donald Trump's run for the White House, but a new group is trying to make sure that if they do, that candidate will have a place on ballots nationwide. John Kingston, a longtime Republican donor and ally of Mitt Romney, has put up seed money for a new group called Better for America to get a spot on ballots for a presidential candidate to be named later.

DeGette, supporters urge lawmakers to “not stand idly” on gun control

Following a day-long sit-in protest on the floor of the House of Representatives over gun control, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette brought the battle back home to Colorado for a rally on the steps of the Denver City and County Building on Sunday. "Every time there's a shooting, we have a moment of silence in Congress, and I pray for the victims and their families," DeGette said.

Tens of Thousands Show Up to March At Nyc LGBT Pride Parade 2016

Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride Month and rally in support of the LGBT community following a mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida this month which left 49 victims dead . According to A.M. New York , this year's 46th annual Pride March was the largest in New York history, with some 32,000 marchers.

Argentinaa s a stolen babiesa seek truth, face ghosts

Pedro Sandoval stopped celebrating Mother's Day, Father's Day and even his own birthday after he found out the truth: The mom and dad he knew growing up had stolen him from his biological parents, who were kidnapped, tortured and never heard from again during Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. "I'm still jealous of friends who can hug or get into arguments with their parents," said Sandoval, 38, alluding to the biological parents he never met.

Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

A ravenous and deadly wildfire in central California has burned 200 homes and other buildings, though firefighters said Sunday light winds were helping contain the blaze. The remains of mobile homes devastated by a wildfire are seen in the foreground as smoke rises over a mountain, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in South Lake, Calif.

Argentina’s ‘stolen babies’ seek truth, face ghosts

This June 6, 2016 photo shows a poster displaying stolen babies as part of a systematic state-sponsored plan during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship, and pictures of youth recovered, on a wall at the headquarters of the ... . In this May 4, 2016 photo, Guillermo Perez Roisinblit, stolen as a baby, poses for a picture in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Spain exit poll: Popular Party gets most votes in election

Spain's Unidos Podemos coalition party leader Pablo Iglesias rests leaning on a net after a basketball match with some friends at the Complutense University of Madrid sports campus in Madrid, Saturday, June 25, 2016. Spaniard... Lighter winds are helping firefighters make gains on a voracious and deadly wildfire in central California that has burned 150 homes and claimed two lives.

Elusive deal could push work on state budget past deadline

Negotiations continued through the weekend, and lawmakers were to return to the Capitol on Monday, virtually ensuring that a budget will not meet the fiscal-year deadline. Negotiators are tight-lipped, while rank-and-file lawmakers who must vote on it say they are being told little by caucus leaders.

“How much of strength, of skill, of possible loyalty, does…

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Clinton campaign hits Trump for seeing Brexit as boon to his business


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An attendee wears a 'Make Donald Drumpf Again' hat during the 'Politicon' convention in Pasadena, California, U.S. June 25, 2016. Attendees walk past an inflatable Donald Trump balloon which features him holding a KKK robe, called 'Trumpzilla' from Revolution LA stands during the 'Politicon' convention in Pasadena, California, U.S. June 25, 2016.

Three Amigos to preach North American co-operation against Brexit backdrop

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laughs as he speaks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a session on carbon pricing at the United Nations climate change summit, Monday November 30, 2015 in Le Bourget, France. A plan on how Canada will meet a promise to lift visas for Mexicans will be announced later this month when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hosts Mexico's president as part of the Three Amigos summit.

a Hamiltona for Hillary: Matinee Performance Added to Raise Cash for Clinton Campaign

Hillary Clinton's campaign will get a shot of Broadway star power in July when the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee hosts a fundraiser at a special performance of the smash hit musical Hamilton . The Clinton campaign has rented out the entirety of the 1,300-seat Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City for a matinee performance of Hamilton on July 12, according to ABC News.

Officials: California wildfire destroys 200 homes, buildings

Firefighters battle a wildfire burning along Highway 178 near Lake Isabella, Calif., Friday, June 24, 2016. The wildfire that roared across dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded and smoke obscured the path to safety.

Colorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open

Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Colorado is seen as wide open in one of the only Republican targets this cycle. Michael Bennet Colorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open Ted Cruz chooses sides in Colorado Senate primary The Trail 2016: Reversal of fortunes MORE Ted Cruz Colorado GOP Senate race to unseat Dem incumbent is wide open O'Malley gives Trump a nickname: 'Chicken Donald' Va.

Twins? That’ll be pandamonium! China celebrates new-born cubs after Xinxin gives birth

'Don't do this. They're our kids!': Husband pleaded with gun-loving wife before she slaughtered their two daughters on his birthday in family row at their Texas home, before cops shot her dead Shock polls put Hillary TWELVE points ahead of Trump and winning battleground states of Florida, Wisconsin, Colorado and even North Carolina High school track and field star, 18, impales himself through the eye with a JAVELIN when he tripped and fell face first onto the spear in freak accident Father-of-two is charged with MURDER after prosecutors say his 'stalking and harassment led to his girlfriend's suicide' Secret cocaine binges and jogging for sex: Bombshell secret service agent's book accuses Bill Clinton of using morning exercise to cover up his affairs and says administration staffers snorted drugs Look who's coming to dinner: Trump dines with Rupert Murdoch and wife Jerry Hall at posh ... (more)

US & Canada, 9:13 PMDespite lead in polls, data reveals warning signs for Clinton

After what political pundits described as Hillary Clinton's "best 10 days ever", the likely Democratic nominee has maintained a modest lead over Manhattan mogul and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump. But given Trump's recent missteps including his controversial attacks on a judge of Mexican heritage assigned to hear a class action lawsuit against Trump University and a polling bump for Clinton following the effective end of the Democratic primary season, some have suggested the former Secretary of State is underperforming at a time when she should be leading Trump decisively in the polls.

Dissecting two names for Clinton’s VP shortlist


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The state of the Trump campaign after a big shakeup. A preview of a battleground-state clash.

Supreme Court supports police illegal searches

ARE YOU A WRITER? If you are interested in contributing content to ONN, please download our writer's contract pdf. In a surprising 5-3 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that evidence obtained in an illegal search is admissible in court if a person is determined to have an outstanding warrant for arrest.

71st All-Star Game: Derek Jeter earns MVP again …Jun 26, 2016,

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning of their AL baseball game in Toronto Saturday, June 5, 2010. - AP New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter hits a two-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fifth inning of their AL baseball game in Toronto Saturday, June 5, 2010.

U.S. Supreme Court to rule on ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnella s corruption conviction

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell accepted gifts such as golf outings, a Rolex watch and $15,000 for catering at his daughter's wedding from a wealthy businessman. But whether he returned the favors by taking "official action" to promote the businessman's interests is the question at the heart of a closely watched public corruption case the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide on Monday.

GOP senator: Something ‘very, very good’ can come from Brexit vote

Bob Corker GOP senator: Something 'very, very good' can come from Brexit vote GOP senators: Brexit vote a wake-up call Bipartisan gun measure survives test vote MORE , the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Sunday something "very, very good" can come from Britain's decision to leave the European Union. "I'd be less than honest if I didn't say this creates for me some anticipation and a degree of excitement in that if seeing what has happened there can cause Western civilization if you will to realize that the direction we're going is not a good direction," the Tennessee Republican said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

McConnell dodges on whether Trump is qualified to be president

McConnell said on ABC's "This Week" that although Donald Trump has "made a number of mistakes" in recent weeks, his campaign is "beginning to right the ship." "It's a long time until November," McConnell said when asked about poll numbers that show a majority of Americans don't think Trump is qualified to be president.

Poll: Hillary Clinton up by double digits over Donald Trump

A new poll finds presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a towering lead over her likely Republican counterpart, Donald Trump. The ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday gives Mrs. Clinton a 12-percentage point advantage among likely voters nationwide, besting Mr. Trump 51 percent to 39 percent.

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases

The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. The last three cases concern regulation of Texas abortion clinics, the public corruption conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and a federal law that seeks to keep guns out of the hands of people convicted of domestic violence.

McConnell: Trump Needs to Close Cash Deficit ‘Fast’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Donald Trump needs to raise much more money, quickly, if he expects to win the presidential campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton . Asked on ABC's "This Week" whether the presumptive GOP nominee can win with the paltry fundraising he reported last month, McConnell says, "No...he needs to catch up and catch up fast."

Sanders vows to continue Democratic platform fight

Bernie Sanders claimed some "very, very important victories" in the initial draft of the Democratic platform -- but vowed to continue fighting for the inclusion of progressive causes. Sanders, who has yet to officially suspend his Democratic presidential campaign, said he'll continue pressing for the policies that animated his failed presidential bid before the party's 2016 platform is locked in at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next month.

Italian Police Capture Fugitive Mob Boss Sought for 20 Years


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Italian police say they have captured a convicted 'ndrangheta mob boss in his bed in a countryside hideout after 20 years on the run. Carabiniere Col.

Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party

There was Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's top campaign aide, known for his calm temperament and fiercely disciplined ways, and Jeff Weaver, a combative political fighter often called Bernie Sanders' alter ego, sharing a Friday night dinner in Burlington, Vermont. But over the long months of a frequently contentious primary, the two rival Democratic campaign managers struck up an unusually friendly relationship, founded on exhaustion, goofy jokes and a shared affection for their home state of Vermont.

Clinton ad knocks Trump over Brexit response

Hillary Clinton's campaign will begin airing an ad this week that knocks Donald Trump for his response to the United Kingdom voting to leave the European Union. "Every president is tested by world events but Donald Trump thinks about how he can profit from them," a narrator says.

Trump support plunges in new Washington Post-ABC poll

Support for Donald Trump has plunged as he has alienated fellow Republicans and large majorities of voters overall in the course of a month of self-inflicted controversies, propelling Democrat Hillary Clinton to a double-digit lead nationally in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. The survey finds sweeping unease with the presumptive Republican nominee's candidacy - from his incendiary rhetoric and values to his handling of both terrorism and his own business - foreshadowing that the November election could be a referendum on Trump more than anything else.

NOM’s March For Marriage Draws Low Turnout


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This year's event was the first since the U.S. Supreme Court found that gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry. The case, Obergefell v.

Keystone pipeline: Company to sue over rejection

TransCanada, the company behind the disputed Keystone XL pipeline project, has filed a formal request to sue the US government for damages. The pipeline, which was designed to carry oil from Canada to refineries in the US, was rejected by US President Barack Obama last November.

Make civic engagement sexy again: Tramps Against Trump will send you…

Send a selfie with proof you voted via your voter receipt and Tramps Against Trump promise to send you a nude photo "I respect women, I love women, I cherish women," Donald Trump said at a campaign stop last year, a sentiment he has repeated many times since, in many creepy ways. If polls can be considered women's response, then according to pretty much all the polls ever , the feeling is definitely not mutual.

India to get access to almost 99% of US defence tech

India will be the only country outside US' formal treaty allies that will gain access to almost 99 per cent of latest America's defence technologies after being recognised as a 'major defence partner', a senior Obama administration official has said. "India enjoys access to technologies that is on par with our treaty allies.

Capitol Insider: Who in Ohio Democratic Party helped John Raphael?

The public might never know who at the Ohio Democratic Party helped John Raphael funnel money from red-light-camera vendor Redflex to the campaign of Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther. In mid-October 2011, Redflex gave Raphael a $20,000 "success fee," part of a series of payments that company officials later admitted were intended as bribes.

Death toll may rise in destructive California wildfire

Lighter winds are helping firefighters make gains on a voracious and deadly wildfire in central California that has burned 150 homes and claimed two lives. Firefighters may have found human remains Saturday when they began going through neighborhoods to count houses and mobile homes incinerated by the blaze.

Kerry to visit Brussels, London in wake of Brexit vote

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane after arriving at Kastrup International Airport, Thursday, June 16, 2016, in Copenhagen. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Brussels and British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond in London on Monday, a senior State Department official said.

Mother tells of heartbreak after her 18-year-old died of skin…

Finding Neverland: Michael Jackson's infamous ranch is reduced to a drought-stricken shadow of its former self, after languishing on the market for $100MILLION for more than a year High school track and field star, 18, impales himself through the eye with a JAVELIN when he tripped and fell face first onto the spear in freak accident Hillary Clinton offers mind-boggling tickets ranging from $2,700 to $100,000 to see special performance of Hamilton with her - but star Lin-Manuel Miranda will have QUIT just three days before Three are killed and four more rescued after their boat capsizes off California island after being hit by strong waves Mom of Orlando shooting victim who frantically texted her 'I love you' as he was held hostage in the bathroom collapses and is carried out on a stretcher at his open casket funeral FBI questions employees at a mall in West Palm Beach in an attempt to ... (more)

UK Scots voted to stay in ‘does not exist anymore’

The Britain that Scotland voted to stay a part of in a 2014 referendum "does not exist anymore", Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said following Britain's vote to leave the European Union. "The UK that Scotland voted to stay in in 2014 does not exist anymore," Ms Sturgeon told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show after saying a second independence referendum was now "highly likely".

The Fed’s Third Mandate And The Destruction Of Honest Finance, Part 1

California Rep. Edward Royce had the temerity Wednesday to ask Janet Yellen whether the Fed was propping up stock prices. Imagine that! In fact, he hit the nail on the head when he characterized the Fed's unrelenting intrusion in financial markets and constant dithering on rate normalization as a "third pillar", and one found nowhere in its statutory authorities: ROYCE: I'm worried that the Federal Reserve has created a third pillar of monetary policy, that of a stable and rising stock market.

Remaining Falluja districts held by IS retaken

The Iraqi government claimed victory over Islamic State in Falluja more than a week ago but fighting continued inside the city Iraqi forces have said they have recaptured the last remaining district held by so called Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State in Falluja more than a week ago but fighting continued inside the city, including in the Golan district.

Democrats weren’t the first to stage gun sit-in: Darcy cartoon gallery

While British voters put their economy at risk by voting to leave the European Union, the U.S. Congress continued to put the lives of innocent Americans at risk by remaining firmly in the National Rifle Association's pocket, killing common-sense gun control legislation. On June 15, when I posted my cartoon and column on the Orlando mass shooting, I wrote that if Congress wouldn't pass reasonable gun-control legislation after 20 children were massacred at Sandy Hook, they were unlikely to do anything after 49 adults were massacred in a gay nightclub.

LETTERS: Readers sound off on Title IX confusion at Baylor and wide…

Watching the drama at Baylor University unfold, we have seen a lot of media-fueled hysteria followed by knee-jerk reactions with little careful thought and consideration. We also have seen the Baylor University regents act rashly to remove high-level administrators and employees without a single document - the law firm Pepper Hamilton reportedly presented its conclusions orally without documents - to support them.

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THE mayor of Calais says migrants living in the Jungle camp and others in France should be moved to Britain so Brits "take the consequences" of Brexit. Natacha Bouchart wants a revision of the border deal between France and the UK, which at the moment sees border checks carried out in Calais to stop those trying to get to Britain illegally.

Veteran groups uniting to oppose privatized care, defend VA

The nation's leading veteran services organizations are rallying behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and its beleaguered health-care system, touting the experience of staff, the breadth of services and its holistic approach to care delivery that they argue the private sector cannot match. The VSOs are warning of politicians and groups with agendas that constantly criticize VA health care, refuse to acknowledge reforms and thus advance a camouflaged campaign to dismantle VA health care.

People From wire reports

The video for a single titled "Famous" -- unveiled Friday night at a promotional event in the Los Angeles Forum -- features what appears to be a naked West with images of 11 other famous people, some of whom he has had good and bad relationships with, Vanity Fair magazine reported. The celebrities, who appear to be naked in a huge bed with West, are his wife, Kim Kardashian West; former President George W. Bush; presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Vogue editor Anna Wintour; singers Rihanna, Chris Brown and Taylor Swift; singer, producer and West's wife's ex-boyfriend, Ray J; former girlfriend Amber Rose; transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner; and comedian Bill Cosby.

Draft of Democrats’ policy positions reflects Sanders’ influence

A draft of the Democratic Party's policy positions reflects the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign: endorsing steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocating a $15 hourly wage, urging an end to the death penalty. Hillary Clinton's supporters turned back efforts by Sanders' allies to promote a Medicare-for-all single-payer health care system and a carbon tax to address climate change, and freeze hydraulic fracking.

Violence erupts as racism True Blue Crew oppose Campaign Against…

Finding Neverland: Michael Jackson's infamous ranch is reduced to a drought-stricken shadow of its former self, after languishing on the market for $100MILLION for more than a year High school track and field star, 18, impales himself through the eye with a JAVELIN when he tripped and fell face first onto the spear in freak accident Hillary Clinton offers mind-boggling tickets ranging from $2,700 to $100,000 to see special performance of Hamilton with her - but star Lin-Manuel Miranda will have QUIT just three days before Three missing pensioners living within 100 miles of one another started a relationship with the SAME man they met on online dating site who is now a person of interest Mom of Orlando shooting victim who frantically texted her 'I love you' as he was held hostage in the bathroom collapses and is carried out on a stretcher at his open casket funeral FBI questions employees ... (more)

Drone Rules Put The Final Nail In The Coffin For GoPro

The Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration put the final nail in the coffin for GoPro on June 21, with the announcement of severely restrictive drone rules. Drones may not weigh more than 55 pounds and have to remain within a pilot's line of sight.

Column: Why political correctness is a good thing

Why did a 29-year-old man who had previously been investigated by the FBI remain free and able to terrorize an Orlando gay bar? The NRA's Chris Cox wrote a column for USA Today identifying political correctness - specifically, the Obama administration's - as the chief factor in creating the opportunity for the massacre. He later doubled down on his claim in an interview with Face the Nation.

Denton gay couples reflect on first anniversary of marriage ruling

Tod King, left, and Casey Cavalier hold their adopted son, 3-year-old Eddie, for a portrait in their home in Denton. King and Cavalier were the first same-sex couple to try to seek a marriage license at the Denton County Courts Building following the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

President Obama Signs West Virginia Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of West Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on June 22, 2016, and continuing. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Stefanik touts a independent voicea in discussing environmental record

Last September, U.S. Rep. Elise M. Stefanik, R-Willsboro, made a move few would expect from a Republican in Congress. Ms. Stefanik joined U.S. Rep. Chris P. Gibson, R-Kinderhook, and eight other Republicans in breaking away from usual Republican Party attitudes toward climate change with a resolution calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to find solutions to the problem.

Inmate wants resentenced without mandatories

A year after the U.S. Supreme Court found a provision of the federal Armed Career Criminal Act, which authorizes severe prison sentences for defendants with lengthy criminal histories unconstitutional, the ruling has led to a review of 800 sentences in western Pennsylvania and the possible release of many of those inmates. Within the past two weeks, eight federal inmates have filed petitions with U.S. District Court in Johnstown asking that their cases be reviewed in light of the June 26, 2015, decision in Samuel Johnson v.

Divided America:

Meet Peggy Albrecht and John Dearth. Albrecht is a free-lance writer and comedian from Los Angeles who loves Bernie Sanders.

Clinton campaign offers chance to see Hamilton – at a cost

Hillary Clinton supporters will get a chance to see the hit musical "Hamilton" if they're willing to pay prices that are breathtaking even by Broadway standards FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of "Hamilton" perform at the Tony Awards in New York. Hillary Clinton supporters will get a chance to see the hit musical "Hamilton" if they're willing to pay prices that are breathtaking even by Broadway standards.

Major battle over oil terminal unfolds in Pacific Northwest

Two companies proposing to build what would be the nation's largest oil-by-rail marine terminal along the Columbia River in Washington see it as an opportunity to link domestic crude oil from the Midwest to a West Coast port. Critics, however, see an environmental and safety catastrophe waiting to happen, especially after a train carrying volatile Bakken crude oil derailed and burned on June 3 in Mosier, Oregon, just 70 miles upriver from the project site in Vancouver, Washington.

Arizona’s Death Penalty Fades Away


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Patrick Griffin, his chief congressional affairs lobbyist, recalls the lead up to the bill's passage in 1994-and the steep political price that followed. For those who question whether anything will ever be done to curb the use of military grade weaponry for mass shootings in the United States, history provides some good news-and some bad.

Help WV If You Will

Many of you know how how I feel about religion- but since I have some time, I might as well post it again now. Long story short, I really have no use for it.

What Others Say: Immigration fix is needed now

Elia Rosas, center, is consoled by two of her four daughters, Jocabet Martinez, left, and Girsea Martinez, right, while speaking on the phone with another daughter, Greisa Martinez, after the news of the United States Supreme decision was announced on the case of United States v. Texas, No.

Tant: Violence becomes popular American pastime

It was a normal September day in Camden, New Jersey, in 1949, when Howard Unruh picked up his Luger pistol and began what was called his "walk of death." During a deadly 12-minute stroll through his neighborhood, Unruh killed 13 men, women and children.

Clinton campaign offers chance to see Hamilton – at a cost

Hillary Clinton supporters will get a chance to see the hit musical "Hamilton" if they're willing to pay prices that are breathtaking even by Broadway standards. Tickets for a special matinee July 12 to benefit her campaign start at $2,700 each, while $10,000 will get a "premium seat" that includes a photo session with Clinton.