Senators struck a deal on Russian Federation sanctions

The amendment on Russian Federation, which passed in a 97-2 vote on Wednesday, was attached to a bill to strengthen sanctions on Iran. Senators declined to comment publicly on what would be in the final bill but proposals under consideration included putting existing sanctions imposed by presidential executive order into law and imposing additional sanctions that might include some on R... [Full Article...]

North Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

The spokesman also said that "groundless" speculation of torture and beatings could be refuted by American doctors who came to the North to examine Warmbier before his release and allegedly acknowledged that North Korean doctors had "brought him back alive" after his heart almost stopped. [Full Article...]

A new development has been made in Brendan Dassey's case

The 25-year-old woman's incinerated remains were found at the Avery family's scrapyard in Manitowac County, Wisconsin, in 2005. As ABC News notes, Avery was sentenced to life in a separate trial. "I think the state should just give it up and let go because Brendan is innocent and he definitely belongs home with his family and friends who love him". [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

The drone landing pad had to be repositioned due to that, though there were still worries that the poor visibility would make it hard to control the rocket's first stage as it comes in for the landing. SpaceX founder Elon Musk had warned that landing conditions were marginal due to extreme weather, and that the droneship had had to be relocated as a result. [Full Article...]

Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today

Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today They requested that officers "not include" uniforms, weapons or vehicles. Organizers should not be able to tell people what to wear at Pride, Hawkes added. "No, I can understand the laughter but there's a lot of politicians who have a deep, vested interest in being right all the time and therefore close themselves off sometimes to facts or evidence or differing opinions", the liberal leader said... [Full Article...]

Thunderbirds Pilot Injured in Air Show Accident is From Fort Lauderdale

Kenneth Cordova were conducting a familiarization flight for the Dayton Air Show, said Thunderbirds commander Lt. Col. Jason Heard. The plane, part of the USAF Thunderbird Air Demonstration Squadron , flipped over on the runway while landing at Dayton International Airport at about 12:20 p.m. [Full Article...]

Great Barrier Reef a $42 billion asset 'too big to fail'

The Deloitte Access Economics report claimed that Great Barrier Reef contributes $6.4 billion to the national economy each year with its direct and indirect jobs. It is one of most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, home to millions of marine lifeforms. Media captionThe second bleaching is causing concerns over the reef's long term health. [Full Article...]

Former Milwaukee cop 'thankful' at acquittal

Jurors on Wednesday found that Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was justified when he shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief foot chase following a traffic stop August 13. The vehicle had out of state plates and officers suspected people inside were selling drugs. In the morning, Officer Heaggan-Brown left the man at a hospital and texted a superior at the Police Department t... [Full Article...]

Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

But one influential Democratic lawmaker joined in the criticism of the previous president. They also told Obama that the administration should indict those responsible in USA courts. "It has got to be to protect our institutions first, and politics to the wind", Wyden added. Trump said the mainstream media was giving a free pass to Obama's inactions while rigorously reporting on the investiga... [Full Article...]

Trump Confirms He Called House Repeal Bill 'Mean,' Claims Obama Copied Him

Trump Confirms He Called House Repeal Bill 'Mean,' Claims Obama Copied Him At the same time, Democrats say, he has striking liabilities. "There are things in this bill which adversely affect my state that are peculiar to my state, a couple of things I'm concerned about", Cassidy said. McConnell wants a vote this week, before lawmakers take a break for the Fourth of July holiday. Trump plans to be among the guests as Mnuchin weds Linton Saturday at the Andrew W. [Full Article...]

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some The event was due to take place in Taksim Square in the centre of the city, but police established checkpoints around the area to prevent people thought to be protesters from getting to the area. The Hurriyet newspaper said that at least 10 people had been detained. "What is worrying the government is that they are seeing people from the LGBT community", said Iram, a young LGBT activist. [Full Article...]

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake Kerrigan, who thought his son had died, learned he buried the wrong man. Kerrigan said the Orange County coroner's office mistakenly identified a body found dead on May 6 as that of his son. Upon hearing the saddening news, Frank Jr's sister Carole Meikle went to the scene where her brother's body had apparently been found. " I didn't know what my dead son was going to look like ", he ... [Full Article...]

Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Fox News aired a pre-recorded interview with President Trump on " Fox and Friends " Sunday morning which covered a number of topics, including the recently released Senate health care bill . The reductions would apply to states such as Kansas and Missouri that did not expand Medicaid under Obamacare and still use the program mainly to cover the elderly, pregnant women, children and people wi... [Full Article...]

A key Republican senator has 'serious concerns' about the Senate's healthcare bill

But at least five GOP senators have declared they will vote against the bill in its current form. Sen. "I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this, for me to vote for a motion to proceed". [Full Article...]

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish The supreme court will enter its final week of work before a long summer hiatus, with action expected on the Trump travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. [Full Article...]

Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a draft bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare . But other provisions aimed at enticing conservative senators could bring more sweeping cuts to the expansion program than the health care bill approved by House Republicans. [Full Article...]

Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds?

Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds? He had committed suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide fumes while inside his truck. The trial hinged on a sprawling archive of text messages in which Carter and Roy each shared their inner demons, including his depression and desire to kill himself and her eating disorder. [Full Article...]

Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

The Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, which was released by Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday , would significantly cut federal funding for the low-income Medicaid program. Last month, the House passed their version of the bill, which would strip health care from 24 million people , according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office . [Full Article...]

ISIS Hacks Long Island Town, Ohio State Government Websites

Several Ohio government websites were hacked with pro-ISIS messages Sunday morning. When you go to the pages, they read, "Anti: Govt all word". Kasich's website received a message that stated on the page: "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries". [Full Article...]

Samuel DuBose Murder Trial Ends With Hung Jury

Last week, a jury acquitted Minnesota officer Geronimo Yanez on charges stemming from shooting Philando Castile , who had indicated he had a legal firearm in his vehicle when he was stopped. Samuel Dubose was killed after being initially stopped for driving without a front license plate. Majority-white juries have decided all but two of those 19 verdicts. [Full Article...]

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