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Senate Approves Measure Limiting Trump's Power Over Russia Sanctions

The Senate passed the bill, which also includes additional sanctions on Iran, by an overwhelming 98-2 vote with Sens. If approved, the legislation will then be approved by the House of Representatives and, finally, be signed into law by President Donald Trump .

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Special Counsel Mueller Is Reportedly Investigating Kushner's Financial Dealings With Russia

Jared Kushner , President Trump's son-in-law and man of many responsibilities , is the latest target of special counsel Robert Mueller , who is reportedly looking into the real-estate scion's "finances and business dealings" as a part of the investigation into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election, the Washington Post reports .

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Sean Spicer will no longer act as Donald Trump's press secretary

As any good White House reporter knows, however, you don't need to be called on in order to get your point across. Who do you think will replace Sean Spicer as press secretary? Aside from the fact that there is a staff shake-up in the communications department of the White House, Spicer's way of responding to the media during briefs is said to be one of the main reasons that he will be moved to another position .

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Spicer confirms meetings with candidates to fill WH press jobs

The White House press corps vented frustration Monday with press secretary Sean Spicer for conducting off-camera briefings in place of the usual publicly broadcast briefings. SPICER: I understand, I've seen the reports. The press secretary said Trump has given more access than past administrations when factoring in other elements of communications aside from daily briefings, saying his staff is "very accommodating" and "responsive".

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Republican Handel wins Georgia House seat in key contest

The most expensive House race in USA history is in the hands of voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta . In addition to Georgia, Norman's win over Democrat Archie Parnell made four special elections where Democrats failed to capture a Republican seat this year.

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SCOTUS case in Wisconsin could decide the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering

This case provides the Court with the opportunity to rule in favor of free and fair elections. This is the first time in more than ten years that the justices will consider allegations of gerrymandering - and observers see the their final ruling as one which impact how elections are run throughout the nation.

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Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

The most expensive House race in USA history heads to voters Tuesday in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Ossoff avoided attacking Trump in an effort to appeal to voters in the Republican district, focusing his campaign on reducing the deficit, cutting government spending and bringing high-tech jobs to the area.

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Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

The candidates were fighting to replace Tom Price , who represented the district for more than a decade before Trump nominated him to become secretary of health and human services. "People are fed up everywhere". To round out the picture, Ossoff's opponent, Republican Karen Handel , grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington and has lived in the 6th District for 25 years.

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Spicer says he's never spoken with Trump about Russian interference

Earlier today, we reported that Sean Spicer is potentially being "promoted" to a position that'll keep him away from the cameras. Spicer said Tuesday the candidate search "shouldn't come as a surprise", and the administration is "always looking to do a better job of articulating the president's message".

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Sean Spicer to take 'less public role in the White House'

Spicer, 45, is rumored to be promoted to a role that oversees the Trump administration's news and communications operations, though he told reporters Tuesday that "I'm right here". "I'll go along with Russia", Trump said, adding: "Could've been China, could've been a lot of different groups". The White House has generally only used that excuse on days that the president has held a press conference or delivered a major speech.

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AG Paxton Applauds President Trump's Decision to Rescind DAPA

The Department of Homeland Security stated that those undocumented immigrants who enrolled in the DACA program in 2012 "will continue to be eligible" to renew their permits every two years, noting that "no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates".

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Mother charged after trying to smother child

WSCO reports Dixon, who was caught on surveillance video trying to smother her son, has a medical background as a respiratory therapist. The 32-year-old suspect was immediately removed from the room and taken in for questioning by police.

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Winning numbers drawn for $448 million Powerball jackpot

That massive haul ranks among the largest jackpot in USA history, and eclipsed a $435.3 million Powerball win in February that went to an anonymous victor in Indiana. No one has come forward to claim the bounty yet - 8 a.m. Monday is the earliest the victor can redeem their fortune, but they have up to a year to cash in.

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Speier: 'I absolutely do' think Trump made up the tapes

Asked about reports from 16 USA intelligence agencies that determined the Russians indeed meddled in the United States election, the press secretary emphasized he had not spoken with Trump about the topic. "You get assertion but no argument". "But unfortunately, at this White House, we wouldn't have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling that we're getting over here at the White House".

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Auto makers unshaken by Trump's move on Paris accord

Trump's June 1 announcement angered many governments after nearly two decades negotiating the 195-nation pact. In a speech last week, Trump called the decision "a reassertion of America's sovereignty", saying he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris ".

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Murphy, Democrats Hunting For Republican Health Care Bill

But because a lot of them don't know what's in it, we haven't written any stories about it, and opposition hasn't had time to harden. Instead they've chose to ram this bill through. Democrats have been protesting the GOP bill by trying to slow down Senate action, including limiting committee hearings. Republicans , who hold a small, 52-seat majority in the 100-member Senate, are using a special budget process called reconciliation that allows them to bypass a Democratic filibuster.

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Bill Daley: Rauner can't be re-elected without a budget deal

Rauner even compared IL to a "banana republic" earlier this month because it can not manage its finances. "We must do better for the citizens of IL", the governor said. Entering a third-straight fiscal year without a spending plan could sink Illinois' credit ratings to "junk", a first for any USA state, leaving some investors unable to buy the state's debt and others to demand even fatter yields.

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4 more LAPD cadets arrested after theft of police vehicles

The drivers separated and then crashed at two different locations. Beck, speaking at a Tuesday Police Commission meeting, said the cadets pulled over at least one, possibly two motorists, while they had the police cars. Investigators are looking into the possibility they had conducted more traffic stops. No enforcement action was taken other than detention of the individuals stopped, he said.

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Teen LAPD Cadets Suspected Of Stealing, Crashing Cruisers And Posing As Officers

Beck said the department needs the public's help because he believes the teens may have also impersonated police officers while they had the vehicles. Beck said there was no indication any actual police officers were involved in the thefts. File: A police auto is seen at the unveiling of two new Ford Fusion hybrid pursuit-rated police cars at Los Angeles Police Department headquarters on April 10, 2017.

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Southwest celebrates first day of summer with heat wave

American uses Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft for these flights. Sky Harbor's runways are long enough to accommodate most planes in hot weather, American Airlines said. This time of the day usually coincides with the hottest temperatures. Extreme heat can also affect runway structure and quality. The state Department of Health Services says almost 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms every year because of heat-related illnesses.

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Chris Cuomo Grills Jay Sekulow on Mueller Investigation in Marathon Face-Off

Sekulow faced tougher questions from CNN's Chris Cuomo . Kushner's representatives reportedly started reaching out to attorneys in May, after a series of reports said Kushner had expressed a desire to Russia's ambassador to set up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin.

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Senate Makes It Harder for Trump to Lift Russian Sanctions

The White House has not yet released a statement on the president's reaction to the sanctions bill. The Senate voted almost unanimously Wednesday to allow Congress to strip the president of the power to unilaterally lift existing sanctions against Russian Federation, a matter that had many of President Donald Trump's allies siding with his harshest critics.

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Uber caves to pressure, rolls out in-app tipping option

Uber will also be reducing the time that riders have to cancel a ride in order to avoid a $5 fee from five minutes to two minutes after summoning a driver. Uber says riders will have up to seven days after a trip is complete to add a tip and riders can also go back in their trip history and add a tip retroactively for up to 30 days .

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Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Earlier Tuesday, Trump called Warmbier's treatment a "disgrace" and said it could have been avoided if he was brought home earlier. The longest-serving of the American prisoners, Christian missionary Kenneth Bae, has said he had to shovel coal, haul rocks and had about 30 guards keeping watch over him as their sole prisoner during his two years in captivity beginning in 2012."Although we don't know everything about life in North Korea , this much is sure: innocent people like Otto are ...

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Lawyer says President Trump not under investigation

Todd then tied himself and Sekulow in knots trying to get a straight answer to the question of why Trump would say he was under investigation one minute, and then have his lawyer deny it the next. That's incredible. The president did ask if he was being investigated. The possibility of Trump facing legal jeopardy raises the question that has been part of every big Washington scandal involving the White House: Can a sitting president be indicted? He says that President Donald Trump , ...

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US coroner investigating death of student freed from N Korea

The University of Virginia student was medically evacuated from North Korea last week, more than a year after a court sentenced him to 15 years in prison with hard labor for allegedly trying to steal a propaganda banner. He had been medically evacuated back to the United States last week in a coma with severe brain damage. White House press secretary Sean Spicer was peppered with questions about Warmbier's death during Tuesday's briefing, specifically whether the Trump administration "had ...

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Parents of Michael Brown settle Ferguson lawsuit, court docs say

A federal judge approved the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit. In March 2015, Department of Justice officials announced that Wilson would not face federal civil rights charges in connection with Brown's death. Brown's death helped spark the "Black Lives Matter" movement protesting what was widely seen as the use of unrestrained lethal force against minorities by police.

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SC voters choose Mick Mulvaney's replacement

Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), who sits on the DCCC, responded when asked about the Democrat facing Republican Ralph Norman in the Palmetto State's fifth district. Norman emerged from a GOP runoff with only a 200-vote victory, a slim margin on which Democrats had hoped to capitalize. Democrats held the seat for more than 100 years before Mulvaney's 2010 victory.

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Local Jurisdictions Will Receive Federal Help With Violent Crime

Details are vague right now, but the program seems to focus on training and technical assistance, as well as federal oversight, to make sure local jurisdictions are equipped with what they need to address violent crime. The help comes as Buffalo battles a wave of shootings. But the overall number of violent crimes reported to Buffalo police in 2015 was lower than at any point since at least 1990, according to statistics from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services.

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Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

Navy shows the seven U.S. sailors who died in a collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a container ship off Japan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Japan Transport Safety Board and Japanese Coast Guard launched an investigator into the incident on Monday, according to the Japan Times .

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Supreme Court To Hear Gerrymandering Case

The process is supposed to ensure that voters in each state are properly represented in Congress. Gerrymandering-the drawing of congressional districts to favor one party over another by packing it full of a disproportionate number of one party's voters-is a practice both Democrats and Republicans use.

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Cosby's Lawyer is Confident in Future Acquittal: Celebrities React to Mistrial

Days later, and little is known about what went on behind closed doors. "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has been clear on this issue: juror names are public judicial records pursuant to the constitutional requirement for open courts as well as common law".

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In Georgia, Republicans aim to hang onto congressional seat

The day started with two tweets from President Donald Trump and appearances by each candidate on cable news. Republican retiree Miriam Asper told CNN that she feels that Handel's views reflect her own. Both candidates have expanded their efforts greatly since the April primary, at which time totals only amounted to $8 million for Ossoff and $476,000 for Handel.

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Breaking down the dashcam: The Philando Castile shooting timeline

Castile , an elementary school cafeteria worker, had a permit to carry the weapon. But the police dashboard camera video released Tuesday adds a visceral element to what police witnesses had described - unnerving even in the context of other police shootings and after a video taken by Philando Castile's passenger went viral.

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Arizona congressman calls for GOP Senate health care plan transparency

He didn't elaborate on what the administration meant by "heart". Senate Republicans are pushing full steam ahead toward a vote by the end of next week on the health care bill that nobody has seen. Now, he says, a reconciliation process would allow Congress to do so. We've heard so many anguished stories from constituents who've been hurt by Obamacare.


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