• White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson
White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson

As an example, Tillerson said talks with Moscow on stabilizing war-ravaged Syria are progressing, but it's too early to tell if the discussions will bear fruit. At one House hearing, Democrat Rep. Elliot Engel of NY sought assurances that the US would continue to pressure Russian Federation to resolve the conflict it stirred up in Ukraine, and fu...

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  • No quick verdict in Milwaukee ex-cop trial
No quick verdict in Milwaukee ex-cop trial

Dominique Heaggan-Brown is accused of reckless homicide in the death of Sylville Smith . Attorneys from both sides agreed on the jury instructions which will include the option to find Heaggen-Brown guilty on a lesser charge of second-degree homicide or homicide by negligent operation of a firearm.

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  • Teen Killed After Road Rage, Not Anti-Muslim Hate
Teen Killed After Road Rage, Not Anti-Muslim Hate

Police said the circumstances surrounding Hassanen's death were not being investigated as a hate crime , but instead, as an incident of road rage . "I was definitely very anxious about having them be outside of the mosque unattended", said Mahmood. The Council on American-Islamic Affairs found a 57 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incident...

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  • Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer
Steve Bannon Fat-Shames Sean Spicer

In the course of reporting, The Atlantic apparently reached out to Bannon, Trump's controversial chief strategist , to ask why some of the press briefings had been moved off-camera. Back on June 7, political insider and Chairman of the Democratic Coalition Jon Cooper, tweeted , "Word among Trump staffers is that both Jeff Sessions AND Sean...

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  • Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing - White House
Chances of Trump meeting with North Korea's Kim narrowing - White House

SPICER: I think - I have not sat down and talked to him about that specifically. Spicer appeared to confirm reports he's leaving as White House Press Secretary . Spicer is reportedly seeking to take on a more strategic role that would give him a limited presence in the daily press briefings that have made him a prominent face of the Tr...

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  • Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches
Early returns: Tight Georgia House race as nation watches

Spending on all candidates has been put at $US56 million, making it the costliest congressional election in United States history. Ms Handel, 55, will become the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in the US House, according to state party officials.

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  • Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the US
Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the US

Any method of drawing districts will favor Republicans , they contend. The gerrymandering has helped create a polarised political environment, some have said , in which Republicans and Democrats struggle to reach compromises on major policy issues such as healthcare and government spending.

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  • Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama
Trump calls Otto Warmbier's death a 'disgrace,' suggests blame lies with Obama

McCain didn't actually mention Warmbier by name when making the case, though he did implicitly call him ― as well as any other Americans who travel to North Korea as tourists ― stupid. The US student held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home. They said that Warmbier's brain injury was prob...

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  • GOP's Handel to win in Georgia House race, CNN projects
GOP's Handel to win in Georgia House race, CNN projects

With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Handel was declared the victor with 52.5 percent of the vote, compared to Ossoff's 47.5 percent, according to the Associated Press. The Handel camp, and the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff's people too, have been saying that for weeks now. In reality, the Democrats did exceptionally well in a district no on...

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  • Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election for Georgia's 6th Congressional Election
Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election for Georgia's 6th Congressional Election

Former Georgia Secretary of State Republican candidate Karen Handel held onto the Georgia House special elections. Handel and Ossoff have tried to say this race isn't about Trump or Washington , but the president and the Republican agenda on Capitol Hill have dominated the campaign.

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  • Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race
Democrat eyes anti-Trump upset in high-stakes Georgia race

The most expensive congressional race in us history headed to a tight finish on Tuesday as voters in suburban Atlanta cast ballots in an election that was seen by many as a referendum on President Donald Trump . But as an increasingly well-educated, diverse suburban district it is exactly the kind of territory that Democrats need to win ...

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  • CNN Displeased: White House Restricts Media Access
CNN Displeased: White House Restricts Media Access

While Bannon likely saw such a reply as a joke, it's a sign of the times we are living in when the White House offers a fat-shaming joke in response to why they have put a limit on the free press. Trump boasted last week on Twitter . "Evidently he gets angry when you don't". "You get attack but no justification", she said. Meanwhile, press ...

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  • White House discussing moving Sean Spicer to new role
White House discussing moving Sean Spicer to new role

Since his resignation, Mr Spicer has handled press briefings and overall communications strategy. Earlier in the briefing, Spicer expounded upon a CNBC report from earlier Tuesday that Trump told a group of technology CEOs that the health care plan needed to have " more heart".

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  • Trump govt cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families
Trump govt cancels Obama policy for illegal immigrant families

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, or DAPA , set forth a policy that de-prioritized detention and removal proceedings of those undocumented immigrant parents. The Trump DHS did revoke a never-implemented Obama program that would have expanded DACA rights to parents of minors brought into the country illegally.

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  • Free speech on college campuses in the Senate spotlight
Free speech on college campuses in the Senate spotlight

To do that, he joined Uncomfortable Learning, a student group that promotes discourse through bringing provocative, controversial speakers to the campus. "I think the answer is to make sure they don't create a disturbance and to threaten them with punishment, meaningful punishment, if they do create a disturbance", Volokh said.

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  • Trump attorney: There's no investigation of the president, period
Trump attorney: There's no investigation of the president, period

Tweet or no tweet, the president is not under investigation, according to Sekulow . "What we know is that James Comey , when he testified , confirmed that he told the president on three separate occasions he was not under investigation regarding this Russian probe".

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  • Winning $448 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Riverside County
Winning $448 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Riverside County

The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are one in 292 million. A Powerball ticket with the six winning numbers was sold Saturday night in Sun City, CA. No one has won the jackpot since April 1, thus the reason for its large size. Both amounts do not figure in a deduction for taxes. This year started out tough for Alberre and his father becau...

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  • NESN Apologizes For Announcer Remy's Comments
NESN Apologizes For Announcer Remy's Comments

Girardi belatedly argued that a fan had touched the ball beyond the fence before it was caught, but umpires told him he delayed longer than the 30 seconds required. "That was really weird". Sabathia is a lot closer to his Cy Young form with wins in four straight starts, during which he allowed a total of four earned runs in 24 1/3 innings.

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  • Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Are you leaving your job as press secretary? Clinton retweeted Klaas, attacking the White House. 3. Where's the Senate health care bill? In February, the White House caught flak for excluding a bunch of news outlets from an off-camera gaggle.

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  • Slightly cooler temperatures expected in coming days
Slightly cooler temperatures expected in coming days

The California Independent System Operator, which oversees the operation of the state's bulk electric system, transmission lines and electricity market, has issued a statewide Flex Alert , or a call for voluntary electricity conservation. In San Jose, 17 outages affected 314 customers. "And Livermore hit 106, breaking the record of 105 - that was ...

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