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Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions

Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions The bill, imposing another round of sanctions on Russian Federation, was passed in a 97-2 vote on Wednesday and is yet to be considered by the House of Representatives. But the move played directly into the collusion narrative - a quid pro quo for Russian help in the campaign in exchange for a lifting of sanctions. "And all during that process, the sanctions remain in place". [Full Article...]

Scattered Storms Monday Morning

Skies over Madison should be mostly cloudy Thursday , mostly sunny Friday and Saturday , and partly sunny Sunday , with highs near 82, 77, 74 and 70, and lows Wednesday night through Saturday night around 64, 60, 58 and 56. South southeast wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. Storms will be scattered with heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and winds up to 50+ miles per hour possible. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court strikes down sex offender social media ban

Texas rules barring sex offenders from using certain websites were thrown into jeopardy Monday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a similar statute in North Carolina violates the First Amendment . The North Carolina Supreme Court did not. North Carolina's sex offender laws require people convicted since 1996 of sexually violent offenses and specific crimes against children to reg... [Full Article...]

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill The House passed the American Health Care Act in early May in a dramatic and sudden vote after abandoning a similar effort in March. "Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple", Senate Minority Leader Charles D. [Full Article...]

Severe thunderstorms will bring heavy rain, damaging winds to western Mass.

Gary Lessor, meteorologist with the Weather Center at Western Connecticut State University, said Monday afternoon will be partly cloudy, hot and humid, with temperatures between 85 and 90 degrees. It is possible that this zone will be shifted to the east late today to account for the potential of heavy rain in eastern and southeastern MA tonight. [Full Article...]

GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

Republicans say they embrace the notion of "patient-centered care" - health care that serves the values and needs of the patient - but their leaders' refusal to meet with groups dedicated to advocating for patients, belies that claim. "Senator Grassley will study the final Senate bill when it's ready". The governors say Congress must focus more on controlling costs and settling the individual in... [Full Article...]

Dozens of suspected human traffickers arrested in Europe

The suspected terrorist was wrestled to the ground by passersby after he had careered, reportedly smiling, through a crowd of pedestrians, including a man in a wheelchair. He was among the people who had gone to Finsbury Park to show solidarity following the attack. But the police said they had responded "instantly" as officers were in the immediate vicinity. [Full Article...]

Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks

Spate of arrests in Iran following terrorist attacks The attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) that killed 17 people in Teheran on June 7 were "backed by US clients", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, pointing the finger squarely at Saudi Arabia. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a tweet on Thursday called the White House comments "repugnant" and accused the US of supporting terror. [Full Article...]

Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum

Statehood wins questioned Puerto Rico referendum According to figures released on the State Election Commission Web site, a total of 476,635 people voted for statehood for the U.S. commonwealth. Puerto Rico came under court protection after Rossello declared the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history. [Full Article...]

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery She said Hodgkinson was home all day, and she suspected he left because "he just wanted a break from it". U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), who visited Scalise in the hospital Thursday, said that on a recent foreign trip he and Scalise took, 90 percent of their conversations were about the game. [Full Article...]

Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa revealed the probe in a letter to his Democratic counterpart, Sen. Virginia Sen. Mark Warner , the vice chairman, told CNN: "The criminal piece of the investigation will be handled by the special counsel, but if we find facts we can turn this over to the special counsel" and "report them" to Mueller's office. [Full Article...]

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1 - Team Scalise Representatives for MedStar Washington Hospital Center and Scalise offered no updates on his condition on Thursday morning. "He's in some trouble", said President Donald Trump , who had visited late Wednesday. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector who had been living out of his van near the park, had a social media page filled with criticism of Republicans and the Trump adm... [Full Article...]

Special prosecutor 'investigating business dealings of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner'

President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner , who despite his lack of qualifications has become one of the most powerful people in his presidency , is reported to be under investigation by the special counsel entrusted with probing the Trump-Russia scandal. [Full Article...]

FHP Trooper killed while on duty in highway accident

FHP Trooper killed while on duty in highway accident Bishop was trying to close off several lanes of the interstate to investigate the crash when a Cadillac didn't slow down and rear-ended a Ford Fusion, which in turn struck the trooper, said highway patrol Lt. "Every member at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is grieving with Sgt. Bishop's family during this horrific time", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Afghan police attack kills five police

Afghan police attack kills five police No U.S. troops were killed in the attack. An apparent insider attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday left four USA troops wounded, US and Afghan officials said. The Taliban have taken responsibility for the attack. American military commanders in Afghanistan have requested thousands of additional boots on the ground to boost the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troop presence in the co... [Full Article...]

Marine warning in effect as storm brews

As a result, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has increased the chance of development to 80 percent over the next 5 days. The main risk with this system, regardless of development, will be very heavy rain along portions of the Gulf Coast. [Full Article...]

Smoke on the Water: Images of Castaic Lake Wildfire

Smoke on the Water: Images of Castaic Lake Wildfire Saturday, according to the LACFD . Firefighters worked Monday to clear vegetation around a brush fire that has scorched about 800 acres near Lake Castaic in the Angeles National Forest and is only 20 percent contained. The fire moved quickly through tall grass, according to the L.A. Times . In Palmdale, a 32-year-old heat record was broken on Sunday when temperatures climbed to 108 degrees. [Full Article...]

President Trump To Enforce New Restrictions With Cuba

Trump's new policy has some good elements, some bad ones, and one truly terrible perpetuation of the worst of Obama's policy . "We remember what happened". "I don't think you would see him go back to the embargo wholesale, look for ways to leverage America's influence over Cuba in a way that will encourage greater freedom for the Cuban people and economic interaction". [Full Article...]

Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery While the congressman was still awake immediately after the shooting, he went into shock as he was rushed via helicopter to the hospital, according to Sava. Once recovered, Mr Scalise will be able to walk and hopefully run, the doctor said. For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. [Full Article...]

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage The Supreme Court has been reluctant to tackle partisan gerrymandering and sort through arguments about whether an electoral system is rigged or, instead, a party's political advantage is due to changing attitudes and demographics, as Wisconsin Republicans contend. [Full Article...]


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