• WI gov confident districts will survive review
WI gov confident districts will survive review

A decision to uphold the ruling, on the other hand, would send courts across the United States head-first into a legal thicket, where they would be asked to glean legislative intent in district-drawing and pore over electoral maps and data to discern evidence of imbalance .

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  • Justices Could Take Up High-Stakes Fight Over Electoral Maps
Justices Could Take Up High-Stakes Fight Over Electoral Maps

The justices regularly are called to invalidate state electoral maps that have been illegally drawn to reduce the influence of racial minorities by depressing the impact of their votes. That weakened African-American voting strength elsewhere in the state, the court said . What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existen...

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  • Justices rule for the 'Slants,' say offensive trademarks law is unconstitutional
Justices rule for the 'Slants,' say offensive trademarks law is unconstitutional

Tam pushed back on the decision though, arguing in countless interviews that the band was trying to reclaim the slur and use is a "badge of pride". "Hail to the Redskins". "Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend". The protections include blocking the sale of counterfeit merchandise and working to pursue a brand...

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  • Russian Federation suspends cooperation with U.S. in Syrian airspace following jet downing
Russian Federation suspends cooperation with U.S. in Syrian airspace following jet downing

A bipartisan conceit has been that the USA can defeat Islamic State by ducking the larger conflict in Syria, and now we're finding out that may not be possible. It appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to Assad.

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  • Mueller hasn't chose to investigate Trump for obstruction
Mueller hasn't chose to investigate Trump for obstruction

That Marx Brothers joke was the message Sunday from Jay Sekulow , a member of President Donald Trump's legal team, who in a series of news interviews disputed President Trump's own account that he is under investigation. I mean, was this just mis-tweeted? At present, there are two investigations: One into whether the Trump campaign colluded ...

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  • Muslim girl killed in Virginia; police blame
Muslim girl killed in Virginia; police blame "road rage"

Ibrahim said she had heard from witnesses that two of the boys in the group, who were on bikes, initiated the altercation with the suspect who was in his vehicle. Nabra is remembered as a devout Muslim and a good person. Then, the driver jumped the sidewalk, forcing teens to run into the woods to hide. "What investigators told the father and the ...

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  • Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling
Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks, ruling in favour of an Asian-American rock band called the Slants and giving a major boost to the Washington Redskins in their separate legal fight over the team name.

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  • In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters
In Georgia House Race, Parties Battle for New Swing Voters

The June 20 runoff quickly became the most expensive US House race in history, with the campaigns , political action committees and other outside groups raising almost $60 million, according to government reform and ethics group Issue One.

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  • 4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion
4th worker dies after Wisconsin mill explosion

At least five remained hospitalized Sunday. Didion employs approximately 227 workers in Cambria and at other facilities in nearby counties. Didion previously identified the three victims who died at the scene as Duelle Block, Robert Goodenow and Pawel Tordoff.

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  • Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested
Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Hassanen was one of several teenagers returning to the mosque in Sterling in the early hours of Monday morning after grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant, according to investigators. Police charged 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres with murder. A hate crime in Virginia is defined in part as a crime directed against a person because of...

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  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation
HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation

On Thursday, Kushner's lawyer said any such scrutiny of Kushner's business would be "standard practice". Kushner previously volunteered to share with Congress what he knows about Russia-related matters. Rep. Jim Himes, a Democratic member of the House Intelligence committee, says "we are a ways yet from being able to conclude anything" when it come...

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  • Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks
Supreme Court strikes down law blocking disparaging trademarks

State residents in 2012 voted to dump the nickname and UND's American Indian head logo. The team has been appealing that verdict ever since. During oral argument before the Supreme Court on January 18, the justices hammered both sides with questions.

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  • Gunfire at UPS hub leaves 4 people dead
Gunfire at UPS hub leaves 4 people dead

Two other UPS employees were wounded, but Cilia said both were released from the hospital. Two guns were recovered at the scene, including what police referred to as an "assault pistol" used by the shooter. "One of the eyewitnesses said it was a guy in brown", Stephens added referring to the shooter. Officers responded to a report of an active sh...

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  • Questions surround Florida girl's death; homicide suspected
Questions surround Florida girl's death; homicide suspected

The body of Naomi Jones was found by fishermen in a creek just a few miles away from her home. Her death is being investigated as a homicide, and the sheriff's office has identified persons of interest, The Pensacola News Journal reports .

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  • Holcomb fire north of Big Bear at 200 acres and growing
Holcomb fire north of Big Bear at 200 acres and growing

But the Baldwin Lake area, the Tanglewood campground and an area dump are being evacuated, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. An information line has been set up for the fire at 909-383-5688. Big Bear Lake endured record-setting heat Monday, reaching 89 degrees. The InciWeb page stated it was "hot and dry" in the fire ar...

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  • Carrie Fisher autopsy turns up cocaine, heroin, ecstasy
Carrie Fisher autopsy turns up cocaine, heroin, ecstasy

The report also found traces of heroin, MDMA, the drug known as ecstasy, and other opiates including morphine, but authorities couldn't determine when Carrie took those drugs nor their significance in her cause of death. County Coroner's office Monday. "We're not enlightened. There's nothing about this that is enlightening", he said. "My mom batt...

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  • Mother, adult daughters found dead at Ohio home
Mother, adult daughters found dead at Ohio home

They say a woman who was in the house with the suspect during the eight-hour-plus standoff left unharmed. Authorities confirmed a stun gun was ultimately used to subdue the suspect. When nobody answered the door, Kostar picked the lock and went inside, coming across the three bodies in one of the bedrooms. The mother and her daughters were f...

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  • Gunman went to congressional baseball practice with list of names
Gunman went to congressional baseball practice with list of names

The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family. Steve Scalise , R-La., and three others. Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, was fatally shot in a firefight with police. The statement noted there would be no further updates this weekend.

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  • FLDS church leader Lyle Jeffs in South Dakota jail
FLDS church leader Lyle Jeffs in South Dakota jail

Warren Jeffs took the reins of the sect in 2002 after the death of his father, the church's founder. Lyle Jeffs , who is among 11 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints indicted in what prosecutors call a conspiracy to defraud the food stamp program, was captured late Tuesday in South Dakota .

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  • Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty
Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty

But during the trial Carter maintained her innocence. "Miss Carter , please stand", said Judge Lawrence Moniz . Investigators uncovered dozens of text messages and phone calls from Carter encouraging Roy to follow through on the action, including telling him to get back in the truck when he had second thoughts.

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