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Seattle police shoot dead pregnant black woman

On Sunday morning just before 10 a.m., two patrol officers were dispatched to investigate a reported burglary at Brettler Family Place, an apartment complex for people transitioning out of homelessness, according to Detective Mark Jamieson .

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6 killed in I-10 pileup caused by dust

Officials say their preliminary investigation indicates that 18 commercial vehicles and 7 passenger vehicles were involved. Authorities reopened the highway on Thursday after a long closure to investigate. A grand jury has charged a former New Mexico state senator with perjury, fraud and embezzlement in connection with campaign finance activities and disclosure reports .

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Wounded Congressman Sends Father's Day Message

The hospital's chief trauma doctor has said Scalise faced "an imminent risk of death" at the time he was brought in. Scalise underwent another surgery on Saturday and "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement .

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Ford to export next Focus from China to US in 2019: executive

The suburban Detroit plant that now makes the Focus will be converted late next year to produce the Ford Ranger pickup and Ford Bronco SUV. In January, the company announced it would cancel a new plant in Mexico and instead use capacity at another plant in Mexico to build the Focus.

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Foo Fighters Announce 'Concrete and Gold' LP

The Capital One presale starts Monday, June 26 at 9:00 AM. To find out more, visit foofighters.com/capitalone. Foo Fighters have announced a new album, entitled Concrete And Gold . With the writing and recording of the next Foo Fighters album on the horizon, Grohl was eager to find fresh challenges for the band. First up, the album sounds the group's most ambitious effort to date.

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Allegiant to add new flights from RDU to Puerto Rico, Cincinnati

A nonstop flight from Boise to Phoenix will be available starting October 6 through Allegiant. Allegiant describes itself as an airline offering industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet. The addition of San Juan connects RDU to its 48th nonstop destination and one of its top destinations now without a direct flight. Flights must be purchased by June 22, 2017 for travel by February 13, 2018.

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US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

Trump has been a staunch supporter of improving relations with the United States' former Cold War foe. Some of the sanctions were originally proposed by Barack Obama's administration, while others are new, but they are all meant to punish the Russian government for what USA intelligence agencies say was an effort to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by leaking embarrassing emails.

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Doctor says Rep. Scalise remains critical, but vital signs stable

Scott Applewhite, File). In May 17, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington . "However, Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time , presumably weeks". "After what happened yesterday, I think we need to come together as a nation", said Edward Jones who is going to the game.

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Supreme Court puts hold on redrawing WI districts

While the precise schedule of Wisconsin's redistricting case is not yet known, experts say the court could hear oral arguments late this year or early next year, and a decision in the case is nearly sure to come by June 2018. "Walker is confident Wisconsin's redistricting process is constitutional and is pleased to see the Supreme Court take the case". The Supreme Court has never struck down a state redistricting plan on the basis of a partisan gerrymander.

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USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition but has improved. Doctors expect Mr Scalise will eventually be able to walk and return to work at "full capacity". The person told The Associated Press on Saturday that investigators aren't sure of the significance of the names and don't know if it was a list of people he was targeting.

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Trump's legal plan quite simple so far: Fight, fight, fight

Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, came under scrutiny last month when The Washington Post reported that he proposed setting up a secret back channel of communications, using Russian facilities, between Trump and Moscow during the transition period.

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Severe weather expected to affect 60 million Americans Monday

Rain will continue in the Richmond area for at least another hour, but the potential for severe wind is over in the metro. We have a lot of components that are conducive to strong storms for tomorrow. At its height, the storm is forecast to dump 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour. The stronger storms will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts and hail.

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Trademarks that 'disparage' others allowed under First Amendment

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said earlier this year that he wants the Indians to transition away from using the red-faced, smiling logo. When he tried to register the name with the trademark office, he was denied a trademark on the grounds that the word was disparaging to "persons of Asian descent".

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US Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

The family said that Mika is responsive. The round fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. Four men, including Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist, were shot and wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson , opened fire on the lawmakers as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats.

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Whom to believe, Trump or his lawyer?

Sekulow is responding on "Fox and Friends" to a statement that Trump's tweets can make it harder for others to do their job. "What I found in these investigations is when you do them, you look at things you need to look at in addition". We have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the United States. Rubio is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee , which is doing its own probe into Russian election interference.

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London attacker targeted Muslims

But Imam Mohammed Mahmoud of the Muslim Welfare House shielded the man and urged the crowd to remain calm, until the police arrived, preventing them from harming the suspected terrorist. Image caption The van attacker was "grabbed by angry survivors" after driving into pedestrians, writes the Sun , which adds that cleric Mr Mahmoud saved him and "appealed for mercy".

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The Supreme Court to hear case on political gerrymandering

Finding the maps unconstitutional were Kenneth Ripple, a senior judge with the Chicago-based 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb of Wisconsin's Western District. Holder . The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether partisan gerrymandering - in which voting districts are drawn to favor one party - is a time-honored American political tradition or has evolved into an unconstitutional rigging of elections.

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Vigil For Woman Shot By Seattle Police Draws Dozens

Two officers arrived and fired their service weapons at Lyles after she allegedly displayed a knife, police said. Three of her children were in the apartment with her and witnessed their mother being shot and killed. Lyles was pregnant with her fifth child and had been experiencing mental health issues, according to her family. Lyles' brother, Domico Jones, told KOMO: "They came here multiple times , so I know that they had to have known anything that was wrong with her".

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Jared Kushner Set to Visit Middle East for Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is headed for Israel and Palestine later this week in the first major follow-up to President Donald Trump's recent trip to the region and to discuss priorities and next steps in the search for a peace formula that has eluded every recent U.S.

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WI gov confident districts will survive review

Republicans aggressively gerrymandered Wisconsin after they gained unified control of state government in the 2010 midterm wave. GOP lawmakers immediately drew a map for the state assembly that helped Republicans turn razor close statewide vote totals into lopsided legislative majorities.

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Seattle Police Fatally Shoot Pregnant Woman Armed With Knife

Williams said, adding later that the officers could have tased Lyles instead. "She started talking all insane about how the officers weren't going to leave and she had a pair of scissors", one officer says. Charleena Lyles , the 30-year-old mother fatally shot by Seattle police on Sunday. Police say the shooting death is under investigation. "She was not a person you would fear or feel intimidated by", Jones told the Times .

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Rain Chances Stay in the Forecast this Week; Increasing Mid-Week

As of now, storms are expected to stay below severe limits. Tuesday , sunny, with a high near 82. High: 94. Wind: E 5-10 miles per hour. Cold Front on Monday : Monday will be the best chance for widespread rain across the Tennessee Valley as a cold front moves through.

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Democrats blitz airwaves as GOP debates health care

Now that the House measure has come to the Senate, Wyden said that McConnell has "committed to rushing the bill to a partisan vote on the floor with no review, no hearings, and no accountability to the American people". The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the House bill would cause 23 million people to lose insurance over a decade and leave many sicker and older consumers with much higher costs.

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Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated for firing FBI Director James Comey

Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who has taken charge of the Russian investigation since attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself , could step aside from the investigation.

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The ramifications of Amazon-Whole Foods deal on Amazon-Walmart rivalry

Magoon says Amazon can further its relationship with high-end shoppers through more customized Prime memberships that speak to the interests of these consumers, including travel and other experiences - and even real estate. If somebody could convince Wal-Mart Stores Inc CEO Doug McMillon to say he has no interest in buying WFM that could go a long way. Some see a robust case for betting on higher Whole Foods prices.

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Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

In most redistricting cases, including recent cases on racial gerrymandering , the courts largely rely on the Constitution's equal protection guarantee. "Correct", responded Marc Elias, who was general counsel for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Schimel had asked the Supreme Court to delay the drawing of new boundaries until after the court rules on the merits of the case.

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US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is continuing to improve after he was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones". Doctors say the bullet caused substantial damage to Rep. Scalise's bones and organs. Also suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth.

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Trump claims his approval rating is higher than Obama's

The Associated Press's polling wing, meanwhile, painted a far less impressive picture of Trump's current job approval among USA voters, declaring: " Most Americans say they think President Donald Trump has little to no respect for the country's democratic traditions..." The AP questionnaire worked to get to the bottom of what motivated or informed that disapproval, finding that 65 percent of respondents believed that Trump had no respect for democratic institutions.

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Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Trump tapped Jay Sekulow earlier this month to join his legal team that is advising and defending him on FBI and congressional investigations looking into possible collusion between members of his 2016 campaign and the Russian government.

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GOP senator warns against rushed vote on health care bill

The coalition - which includes AARP, two hospital associations and four disease-fighting organizations - has said it will convene events in at least three other states in coming weeks, with the next one Wednesday in Reno, Nev. Gov. Jim Justice, a Democrat, supported that approach. A spokeswoman for Ernst, Leigh Claffey, also noted the Senate "continues to work carefully on its own bill to ensure affordable, and patient-centered health care solutions".

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Despite Clinton impeachment vote, Gingrich says President 'cannot obstruct justice'

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) compared the Russian Federation investigation to the Salem witch trials on Friday and suggested that special counsel Robert Mueller expand his probe to cover Bill and Hillary Clinton. "He couldn't find a single pro-Trump attorney to hire, I think that's a mistake to pretend that this is some neutral investigation". "I don't think it serves him well".

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Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

In a letter, Democrats provided some Senate Republican leaders with a list of all 31 potential Senate rooms "to assist" Republicans in scheduling a hearing. Lawmakers at the time were pressured by constituents to "Read the bill!" before they voted. A group of ten Republican Senators are secretly meeting and writing a plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare.

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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

The team welcomed the decision in a statement that quoted team owner Dan Snyder as saying he was "THRILLED!" with the decision. The Patent and Trademark Office cited this provision in 2011 when it refused to register a trademark in the name of The Slants , thereby denying the band the same protections that federal law extends to countless other musical acts.

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Sen. Carper calls on Republicans to open up health care bill discussions

In fact, their terror that the public might actually get a look at their bill is so complete that most of the Republican senators haven't even been told what's in it. For example, there is an untapped resource for many seniors: life insurance policies they bought years before that they are being forced to abandon in order to qualify for Medicaid.

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House Dems question Flynn disclosures of Middle East travel

On Monday, the ranking Democrats on two House committees looking into the foreign connections of the Donald Trump campaign expanded their probes by requesting documents from Flynn's consulting firm and two other companies regarding a trip Flynn took to Saudi Arabia in June 2015.


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