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

Portland Stabbing Suspect Yells 'Free Speech or Die' in Court Rant The alleged attacker, Jeremy Joseph Christian , stepped onto the train and began screaming about "colored people" running the city and that he had rights as a taxpayer, The Oregonian reports . In one of his poems, he spoke out against the prejudice faced by Muslims since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The mayor of Portland, Oregon , on Monday urged US officials and organizers to... [Full Article...]

Oklahoma rallies, Vanderbilt survives a scare in NCAA golf

In the fifth and decisive match against top-seeded Vanderbilt, Raza protected his 1-up lead on the par-5 18th hole with a 6-iron onto the back of the green. Raza ended up winning the hole by two shots, winning the matchup 2UP and clinching a spot in the finals for the Ducks. The Sooners are making their second all-time appearance in the NCAA championships match play. [Full Article...]

Officer's trial judge to rule on Castile gun permit evidence

Officer's trial judge to rule on Castile gun permit evidence Jury selection is expected to last multiple days. Castile, who was black, was killed July 6 during a traffic stop in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. Philando Castile was the man shown on live video as he was dying in a vehicle. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, turned to Facebook Live as the officer was still standing at the window, gun drawn. [Full Article...]

Nearly half of Donald Trump's Twitter followers are fake

The president's approval ratings have spiked in the past few months among the critical egg avatar demographic on Twitter. Indeed, in past instances, pro-Trump bot accounts have reportedly boosted some tweets supporting the president. These fakes, or bots, often do a poor job of blending in. Usually, the bot accounts show no image of a person, just a shadowy outline of a human. That's a big ... [Full Article...]

Texas GOP Ramps Up Effort To Pass Voter ID Law Changes

Texas GOP Ramps Up Effort To Pass Voter ID Law Changes On the bathroom front, Patrick said he had concerns about the "ambiguous language " the House approved as an amendment Sunday to address bathroom use by transgender Texans in public schools because it "doesn't appear to do much". Rep. Chris Paddie, a Republican from Marshall, authored the amendment, and Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick supported it. "This is about accommodating all ki... [Full Article...]

Jack Nicklaus says he feels bad for Tiger Woods

He also told an officer he had taken a medication, but the name of the medication is redacted in the report. Mr Woods also told police he was taking several prescription medications. He was released from Palm Beach County jail a few hours later. "It was as good for me as it was for him". REUTERS/Brian SnyderThe image features professional golfer Tiger Woods. [Full Article...]

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle?

Top Trump aide exiting: First shoe to drop in wider shuffle? In a statement, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus thanked Dubke for his service. Mr. Trump's Twitter message appeared shortly after his counselor, Kellyanne Conway, went on the same program to call talk of collusion with Russian Federation "a rush to judgment" and to repeat the president's support for his son-in-law. [Full Article...]

Landmark US missile defence test a success

While it appeared to be a specific test of whether the United States military can counter a North Korea missile launch, the Pentagon said the exercise had been planned for years to determine America's capability to knock down any threatening missiles, including from Iran. [Full Article...]

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt

Armed man in custody at Orlando airport; no one hurt According to Orlando police , the man has been contained. The terrifying situation created confusion and uncertainty as video and photos posted online showed police with their weapons drawn. No shots were fired, but panicked travelers ran for cover as the suspect brandished the fake weapon in the terminal's rental auto area, officials said. [Full Article...]

Wife says she'd go to Cuba with deported husband

Wife says she'd go to Cuba with deported husband In 2008, Lima-Marin was released by mistake then when officials figured out the error, he was rearrested again in 2014. But before Lima-Marin could officially leave the Colorado Department of Corrections, a new problem emerged. Over the next five years, he got married and started a family. "Not all people who are rehabilitated behave that way". Chief Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samo... [Full Article...]

Texas Reps Scuffle, Make Death Threats At Immigration Protest

The final day of Texas' 85th regular legislative session was interrupted by hundreds of protesters in red who filled the Capitol in opposition to Senate Bill 4 , one of this session's most controversial bills. Several Democrats encouraged the protestors to disobey law enforcement. "It is rumored that many other Republicans called ICE and they don't know if those folks are USA citizens or not, the... [Full Article...]

Why Is Darrell Issa Up on the Roof?

Why Is Darrell Issa Up on the Roof? Voters have been rallying weekly outside of Issa's office over concerns regarding immigration and health care. Though initial details of Issa's impromptu rooftop rendezvous were unknown, the photograph of Issa prompted a slew of Grade A memes. [Full Article...]

Armed man at Orlando airport 'contained'

Armed man at Orlando airport 'contained' A crisis negotiator spoke with the suspect, police said on their verified Twitter account before the man was detained. At first, police tweeted that the suspect was contained and later added that the man was in custody and everyone was safe at the airport. [Full Article...]

Year-old is youngest competitor at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

She said she was a little nervous about her chances after that. Two years ago, Vanya Shivashankar and Gokul Venkatachalam easily withstood the pressure of being labeled co-favorites and shared the title. McKinney is the second from La Crosse County to qualify for Scripps bee in as many years. Then he got into the school-wide bee previous year and, "when it came up, I wanted to win it", he sa... [Full Article...]

Manchester police arrest another man in connection with concert terror attack

Manchester police arrest another man in connection with concert terror attack His suspected killers are still on trial. The suicide bomber killed at least 22 people when he detonated his explosives outside Manchester Arena , where pop singer Ariana Grande was performing. With the official threat level raised to " critical ", meaning a further attack could be imminent, troops have been deployed to free up police, and armed officers patrolled trains for the first time ... [Full Article...]

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announces Clean MI Government Constitutional Amendment

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announces Clean MI Government Constitutional Amendment Rick Snyder and Calley. Proposals to make MI a part-time Legislature state have happened in almost every legislative session as well as several ballot proposals over the years, but none of the inititatives have gone anywhere. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder can not run again due to term limits. Calley still is expected to run for governor, but on Tuesday, it was all about a part-time legislature. [Full Article...]

Texas House Declines To Negotiate With Senate On Its Proposed 'Bathroom' Compromise

As we noted in a previous post, a source in Austin said that the consensus there is that Patrick "is unraveling. We have no reason to believe that any of our state leaders want the TMB to go away, and we have every expectation that they will find a way to make sure that doesn't happen". [Full Article...]

Man with AK-47 fired 108 shots on Florida highway

Man with AK-47 fired 108 shots on Florida highway In the ambulance, paramedics say he grew angry and smashed a window to escape, saying he wanted to be killed by police. The driver of one auto, Enrique Bendana, received a minor head injury and, after driving himself to a gas station, was taken to the hospital. [Full Article...]

Maine police officers hurt, 1 critical, after boat crash

Maine police officers hurt, 1 critical, after boat crash Two men in the canoe made it to the shore safely. Both officers were airlifted and taken to the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. Emotional testimony from the bystander who was the first to respond when two police officers crashed their boat on the Saco River. [Full Article...]

Iranian Foreign Minister Denies Trump Accusations from Saudi Kingdom

President Obama attempted to gain the support of Arab states for his peacemaking efforts during both his first and second terms. Slamming the USA president's contradictory stances toward Saudi Arabia before and after taking the office, Major General Rahim Safavi said Washington earns huge profit from fomenting regional insecurity and creating tensions among Muslim countries. [Full Article...]


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