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Who Will Justice Kennedy Believe When It Comes to Gerrymandering?

Who Will Justice Kennedy Believe When It Comes to Gerrymandering? A lower court said the map was unconstitutional. The practice would be just as toxic to the body politic if the controlling party in question had been Democrats, or Libertarians, or Communists. Erin Murphy, a lawyer at Bancroft who has filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Wisconsin State Senate and Wisconsin Assembly in support of the state, said that if the courts step into the battle it wi... [Full Article...]

Trump spokesman says United States still one nation 'under God' following Vegas attacks

A list of talking points compiled by the White House in the aftermath of Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas deemphasizes the role that gun control legislation could play in preventing future attacks while calling for patience to allow the investigation to run its course. [Full Article...]

Al-Qaida-linked group denies leader was wounded

Al-Qaida-linked group denies leader was wounded The Observatory said no ambulances were allowed into the area after the attacks . The "proof of life" video was shared by ISIS's official Amaq news agency and shared via encrypted messaging app Telegram and other forms of social media. [Full Article...]

SC inmates try to escape prison, reports say

SC inmates try to escape prison, reports say South Carolina Department of Corrections said all staff from the McCormick County Correctional Institution are safe and accounted for. According to early information obtained from McCormick County Sheriff's Office dispatch, several prisoners are on the jail's roof, attempting to escape. [Full Article...]

Security review after prankster interrupts PM's speech

Security review after prankster interrupts PM's speech She won a standing ovation as she said: "It has always been a great sadness to me and Philip that we were never blessed with children". The election resulted in May losing her parliamentary majority and fuelled speculation about her future as party and national leader. [Full Article...]

Republican senator seeks probe of gun devices at Las Vegas shooting

According to reports, Stephen Paddock , the accused mass shooter at Las Vegas, used a bump stock device on the gun he used to murder 59 people and wound about 500 more from his high-rise hotel room during a country music concert. "And I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any ", he added. "We'll find out what the hell they are", said Sen. [Full Article...]

Weak South Africa Growth May Allow for Lower Rate, Bank Says

Weak South Africa Growth May Allow for Lower Rate, Bank Says Earlier this week, Fitch Ratings lowered its growth forecast for India to 6.9 percent for the current fiscal, compared to its earlier forecast of 7.4 percent. The apex bank failed all the speculations regarding a rate change, maintaining the same rates for key factors. However, the central bank surprised market participants by slashing the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR ), or the amount of bo... [Full Article...]

European Union calls for delay to Brexit trade talks

European Union calls for delay to Brexit trade talks He told thousands of delegates at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester that May's front team of ministers in her government cabinet were behind "every syllable" of her recent keynote Brexit speech in Florence. While he was prepared to work with other parties to improve the government's EU Withdrawal Bill, which will convert existing EU laws into British law, he said he would not let... [Full Article...]

George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight

George Foreman challenges Steven Seagal to 10-round fight Foreman - the former two-time heavyweight championship boxer and guy responsible for the grill that burned Michael Scott's foot - took to Twitter on Monday to challenge Seagal, the martial arts movie star , to a fight. Seagal's recent comments against National Football League protests which he called "disgusting" and "outrageous" is said to be what prompted Foreman to spar with the Michig... [Full Article...]

Was Ivanka Trump Almost Indicted? A New Report Says Yes

In yet another, Donald, Jr., spoke reassuringly to a broker who was concerned about the false statements, saying that nobody would ever find out, because only people on the e-mail chain or in the Trump Organization knew about the deception, according to a person who saw the e-mail. [Full Article...]

There's a Mass Shooting Almost Every Day in the US

But for the hundreds of people shot at a country music concert last night in Las Vegas, it's not too soon - it's too late. "We are not going to knee-jerk react to every situation", he said. Nevada has some of the least stringent gun laws in the United States. We, our country, must do better. From universal background checks to limits on the capacity of magazines to a ban on certain military-lookin... [Full Article...]

Luck expected to practice after getting cleared by doctors

Luck expected to practice after getting cleared by doctors Luck did return to practice this week - sort of. Jacoby Brissett has filled in nicely in Luck's absence, but he has only accounted for one victory so far this season. Outside of starting the season 0-1, that wouldn't have been a huge deal for the Colts were Luck expected to return next week. He opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list and wasn't activated until September... [Full Article...]

Ellen DeGeneres Still Believes 'Good Will Always Win' After Vegas Attack

Ellen DeGeneres Still Believes 'Good Will Always Win' After Vegas Attack After Hurricanes Harvey , Irma , and Maria , a deadly natural disaster in Mexico, and Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas , Ellen wanted to make sure she was not losing hope in the world. "We can not do that". And that's exactly what DeGeneres did by highlighting some of the incredible do-gooders she's featured on her show over the last 15 years. [Full Article...]

Anti-Abortion Rep. Wanted Mistress to Get One: Texts

Anti-Abortion Rep. Wanted Mistress to Get One: Texts A text from Murphy's number says his staff is responsible for his anti-abortion messages. Staff does them. I read them and winced. I told staff don't write anymore. A text reply reportedly sent from Mr Murphy's mobile phone maintained it was his staff who were behind the anti-abortion rhetoric, not him. Republican representative Tim Murphy , who is married and has an adult child, apparently s... [Full Article...]

Las Vegas shooting: Shooter's girlfriend returns to United States, reports say

Las Vegas shooting: Shooter's girlfriend returns to United States, reports say The Australian girlfriend of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has been ordered back to the U.S.to face a grilling from police, as the search for answers to America's deadliest mass shooting continues. The shooter, 64, killed at least 58 people and injured 527 others Sunday night in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Investigators sweeping at the Mandalay Bay Hotel from which P... [Full Article...]

Democrats criticized for talking gun control so soon after Vegas shooting

Democrats criticized for talking gun control so soon after Vegas shooting White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that the focus on Monday should be on the victims of the shooting and their families. The country's latest - and now deadliest in history - mass shooting has again reignited debate over gun control, and whether tougher gun laws could prevent future tragedies. [Full Article...]

Marseille knife attacker allegedly yelled 'Allahu akbar!' before slayings

Marseille knife attacker allegedly yelled 'Allahu akbar!' before slayings The man who allegedly stabbed two young women to death in Marseille, France Sunday had been arrested and then released by police two days before the incident. Objections to the bill were also raised by United Nations experts in a letter sent to the French government last week. Fionnuala Ni Aolain, a special rapporteur focusing on the protection of human rights while countering terrorism , sai... [Full Article...]

Archaeologists claim to have found Santa Claus's tomb

Archaeologists claim to have found Santa Claus's tomb Researchers are now saying that was an unidentified priest, and the remains of the real Saint Nicholas are still in Turkey, the Daily Mail reported. Saint Nicholas was a fourth-century bishop renowned for miracles and for his habit of secret gift-giving. They now believe that his undamaged grave was discovered in St. [Full Article...]

Report Shows Russian-Linked Facebook Ads Specifically Targeted Michigan

The ads targeted some key demographic groups that voted in a big way to bring Donald Trump to power. One quarter of the 3,400 Russian-linked Facebook ads are believed to have been geographically targeted. The officials at White House haven't made any comments and called the whole Russian ads saga as nothing but a hoax. Trump campaigned in Wisconsin and MI in the closing hours of the 2016 ele... [Full Article...]

IN police shoot at actor playing 'bank robber' in movie

IN police shoot at actor playing 'bank robber' in movie State police confirmed Duff had then dropped the gun, pulled off his mask and told authorities they were on a film set. The actor can be seen pulling off his mask. Officers fired at the man, later identified as Jeff Duff, striking the building nearby and not hitting him. The officer approaches the actor, shooting in his direction before telling him to drop his weapon and get to the ground. [Full Article...]


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