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Race issues loom over Dallas suburb after police killing

Jordan Edwards was shot in the head when Oliver fired his rifle into a auto full of teenagers in the Dallas suburb on Saturday night. Police had received a call about underage drinking and rowdy teenager at a house party. "Everyone should wait until the facts come out and we know more", she said, according to the Dallas Morning News . In a statement, Edwards' family described him as a l... [Full Article...]

Man guilty of killing missing California girl

Man guilty of killing missing California girl Sierra's DNA was also found on an interior backseat door handle and on the outside of a pair of work gloves in Garcia-Torres' vehicle. The defense has claimed that in Garcia-Torres' job as a courtesy clerk at Safeway, he had legitimate reason to have handled a battery if the pack had been opened before the store resold it. [Full Article...]

Senators on defensive over all-male healthcare panel

Female senators will apparently be included in the Republicans' all-male working group on health care after all. "Nobody's being excluded based on gender". As CNN reported at the time when the Congressional Budget Office released its initial score of the House's bill, a 64-year-old making $26,500 would pay $1,700 for coverage in 2026 with Obamacare subsidies. [Full Article...]

After being fired by Trump, Sally Yates to testify on Russian Federation

After being fired by Trump, Sally Yates to testify on Russian Federation Sally Yates humiliated Sen. And in another tweet , the president seemed to denounce the hearings. The South Carolina Republican said the hacking was not the work of "some 400-pound guy sitting on a bed or any other country", a reference to a comment Trump has previously made on the matter. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate

Paul Ryan visits New York school run by charter advocate The protesters reportedly chanted, "Health care for all, not just for Paul". Some parents attending the protest told Gothamist that specific programming for the special needs students had been cut, which made Ryan's visit, which focused on Success Academy, disappointing. [Full Article...]

Fund established for family of fallen DE trooper

Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and killing a DE state trooper outside a convenience store remains barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to negotiate a peaceful surrender. A man suspected of the shooting and killing the trooper remained barricaded early Thursday inside his house, where he fired shots at officers as they tried to nego... [Full Article...]

GOP Senators Signal They're On Board With Big Medicaid Cuts

GOP Senators Signal They're On Board With Big Medicaid Cuts But the bill faces an uncertain future in the Senate, where Republicans have a narrow majority and several members have suggested they will develop their own plans. "I guess make them wake up and start acting like you're supposed to, be responsible adults", Cindy Edwards, a Wichita Falls resident. A judge has ruled that three defendants charged in last year's death of a young New Mexico girl wil... [Full Article...]

Judge vacates Hernandez murder conviction

Judge vacates Hernandez murder conviction A judge who agreed to erase Aaron Hernandez's conviction in a 2013 murder has said there may be "complex and myriad" reasons why the former National Football League star took his own life. John Salvi, convicted of murdering two abortion clinic workers in a 1994 Boston shooting rampage, killed himself in 1996 and his conviction was vacated in early 1997. [Full Article...]

USA warship crashes with another vessel near North Korea

USA warship crashes with another vessel near North Korea The fishing vessel crew later said it didn't have a radio and didn't hear the radio calls from the Navy, according to the official. Just $5 a month. Even after the collision, it said, both ships were able to navigate under their own power and no one was injured. [Full Article...]

Green Groups Vow to Fight Trump's "Reckless Giveaway to Big Oil"

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that seeks to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to areas now off limits, in his administration's latest move to expand domestic energy production. Among the order's targets is the most recent five-year drilling plan covering 2017-22, issued by Obama's administration in November, which bars offshore drilling in a number of adjacent ... [Full Article...]

Former Trump security aide was Russia blackmail risk - ex

Only after the news of his false statements broke publicly did he lose his job, on February 13. I'm not really interested in relitigating the Flynn hiring decision. As Senator John Kennedy (R-Louisiana) asked Ms. Yates during the hearing, "Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?" Yates made clear that the concerns she raised had exclusively to do with Flynn's contacts with th... [Full Article...]

8 charged with involuntary manslaughter in Penn State hazing death

According to the " Beta Theta Pi Fraternity Spring 2017 New Member Manual" given to the grand jury by fraternity President Brendan Young, no alcohol is allowed on the premises of 220 N. Friday, the Centre County District Attorney announced the resulting charges. Authorities say help wasn't called for 12 hours and Piazza died at a hospital two days later. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos warns against complacency

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos warns against complacency That league game marked Atletico's only win over Madrid by a difference of three goals in the last four decades, but it's what has been giving many fans and players some hope ahead of the team's hard task at the Calderon. "We will try to go in to the game as we have been doing so far". "The campaigns, the tweets and all the things that (Atletico) want to generate are respectable, but it doesn't ... [Full Article...]

AAP hacked 'look-alike' gadget, not our EVM: EC

The Election Commission, however, said the AAP "demonstrated" in Delhi Assembly on prototype Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and not on Election Commission of India Electronic Voting Machine (EVM), sources said. Was it a legitimate expose or a stunt to deflect attention from the bribery allegations against chief minister Arvind Kejriwal-levelled by sacked minister Kapil Mishra? He alleged that f... [Full Article...]

Trump Travel Order Back in Courts

The administration argues the ban is justified on national security grounds. Generally, in matters of national security, courts afford the President a dollop of deference, and are loathe to second-guess his policies. Several judges took it differently. The deletion of the entire 2016 campaign archive was part of a re-launch of the Trump campaign's website, according to Michael Glassner, the ... [Full Article...]

Trump Delays a Fight on Presidential Power

Trump Delays a Fight on Presidential Power Wednesday's executive order won't have an immediate effect - it simply called for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review monuments designated in the last 21 years, which Zinke said were designated without input from affected communities. [Full Article...]

Senate, House Republicans clash over health-care bill

Senate, House Republicans clash over health-care bill Five days after the House narrowly approved a GOP health care bill after months of internal divisions, Democrats used a letter to Republican leaders arguing that the legislation faces "an uncertain path to the president's desk". "We're starting over from a clean sheet of paper here", said Sen. He cited one third of the counties in America as now having one insurance company willing to offer insu... [Full Article...]

Abedin didn't send as many emails as Comey said

Under Comey, the FBI was conducting an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether Trump or any of his associates knowingly colluded with the Russians. The apparent misstatements came during an hours-long hearing in which Comey was criticized for public comments during the election season, including his assertion during a July news conference at Federal Bureau... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win

Chelsea Manning releases 1st statement since clemency win Chelsea Manning issued the statement Tuesday ahead of her release next week, expressing gratitude to her supporters and to former President Barack Obama. News of Manning's commutation set off harsh criticism from some Republicans and intelligence officials who opposed the move in January, but Obama said she had served a "tough sentence". [Full Article...]

Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race

Rep. Raul Labrador joins Idaho governor's race Labrador voted for the bill when it came to a floor vote last week following weeks of negotiations and amendments added to the bill. He was elected in 2010 with overwhelming support from voters in a district that covers the northern half of the state and snakes down to the western part of the Treasure Valley, including parts of Boise. [Full Article...]


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