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Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

Cindy could bring 6 to 9 inches (15 to 23 centimeters) of rain across parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, with some areas getting as much as 12 inches, the center said. Dunn said the forecast of one to three inches of rain might be less if the storm's track shifts. Clouds and rain will hold high temperatures to well below normal, many areas not getting out of the 70s all day.

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American Student Released from North Korean Prison, Dies Days Later

From Capitol Hill to the White House, pressure mounted for a tough US response, even as USA diplomats sought to protect other Americans from facing a similar fate. North Korea's government said it released Warmbier last week on "humanitarian grounds ". The route to inflicting significant economic pain on Kim's government remains through China.

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Court releases dash cam video of Castile shooting

Rogers Jr, Reynolds' lawyer said in a statement . Though the video has been described repeatedly, the footage offers a disturbing perspective on how a traffic stop for a faulty brake light turned deadly in mere seconds. Castile and Yanez talk over each other, making it hard to know for sure what they were saying . " I'm not pulling it out ", Castile replies.

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IL Gov. Rauner speaks on budget crisis ahead of special session

Gov. Bruce Rauner will deliver a live address to the people of IL at 6 p.m. today from the Old State Capitol in Springfield. "We've asked the General Assembly to come together in a special session for the next 10 days, not as Democrats and Republicans but as leaders who share bipartisan concern for our state's future".

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Cuomo: NY To Review Voting Security After Hacking Reports

Until this legislation was signed Jun. 20, children as young as 14-years-old could get married with parental permission and written consent provided by a judge.The previous law, which dates back to 1929, does not provide guidance to judges determining whether or not to grant consent.

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Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix with 120 expected

The extreme weather extends over much of the Southwest, including parts of California and Nevada , which are also under excessive heat warnings. The record high was 122 degrees on 26 June 1990 . In the south-west USA, the heat has already caused several problems. In a statement obtained by the Republic , American Airlines said its American Eagle regional flights use the Bombardier CRJ aircraft.

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Clamping down, White House puts the 'brief' in its briefing

Spicer noted the administration has looked at data that suggests this White House has been more accommodating than past ones regarding requests to make President Donald Trump available for interviews. 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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Play ball! Watch the Congressional Baseball Game live stream here

Scalise was rushed to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip, which doctors said caused severe internal bleeding while damaging bones, organs and blood vessels. "It's a concern I've had for a number of years", he told The Hill following the shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice that left Scalise in critical condition and injured a further five people.

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The Senate Considers Keeping Obamacare Taxes

The sources told The Associated Press that the president did not say what aspects of the bill he was characterizing. The uproar about a Senate health care bill that critics say is being written in secret comes just weeks after similar accusations were leveled at House Republicans.

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Amateur Radio event this Saturday

Temporary antennas are set up and an electric generator is brought in for the radio gear. It will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, extend throughout the day and all night, until 2 p.m. "We have ways of making communications work during those types of emergencies". The radios use a layer of Earth's atmosphere as a mirror for radio waves.

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Scalise was close to death when he arrived at the hospital: doctor

Sava called Scalise's injury a "trans-pelvic gunshot wound", describing how a bullet entered his body near his left hip and traveled toward his right hip, causing "substantial damage to bones, organs and blood vessels". Sava said the congressman remains sedated but was able to "respond to family members" and physicians. On Wednesday night, Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, visited Scalise at the hospital.

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Mike Pence Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

Less than one month ago, President Donald Trump obtained private counsel, Marc Kasowitz , who infamously told White House staffers "who had asked whether it was time to hire private lawyers that it was not yet necessary", the New York Times reported this week.

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Sigh of relief for GOP on health care — Georgia race

Ossoff told his supporters: "The fight goes on". Republicans could tout the victory as evidence that backlash to Trump won't win the House for Democrats . With Handel's win, Republicans on Capitol Hill are likely to feel they are on the right track - helping the GOP's push for health care and tax reform legislation.

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Police shooting victim was 'failed at every single level,' neighbor says

Police released a roughly 4-minute audio recording of the officers initially discussing "a safety caution" about the address and a previous encounter with the woman before they reached her fourth-floor apartment in Seattle's Sand Point neighborhood.

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Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile car

The squad-car video was shown at trial, but had not before been released publicly. The 29-year-old police officer was acquitted last Friday of second-degree manslaughter and of two felony counts of intentional discharge of a risky weapon.

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Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

And he most certainly should not have been murdered for it. "There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result". The Hamilton County Coroner's Office in OH confirmed that it received and examined the 22-year-old's body after his death on Monday. Justin Weber told The Associated Press a press conference is expected later to provide more information.

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Steve Bannon fat-shamed Sean Spicer

And chief among the rumors is whether Sean Spicer will remain press secretary - all while Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle's since-debunked claims about taking the job, Donald Trump's apparently nixing a papal visit for his Catholic loudspeaker, and similar stories have persisted.

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Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

Rolling power outages caused by the Holcomb fire closed the doors to many businesses, including gas stations. A report by the Sun said it was 85 degrees with 10 percent humidity when the fire broke out and wind speeds of about 5 miles per hour were blowing from the southeast, with gusts up to 23 miles per hour.

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Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

Kimberly Guilfoyle, a co-host of Fox News' "The Five", last month said she had conversations with the Trump administration about taking over the role, but apparently has not been formally interviewed. 'As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office'. The White House also planned to give fewer on-camera briefings overall, and have the president take more questions from reporters during foreign trips.

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In spite of tweet, lawyer insists Trump not under investigation

Nice.” And then: “You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some very bad and conflicted people!”. Ron Wyden of OR noted that Mr. If they find none, Im certain Mueller will forthrightly report that fact — but only after completing a proper investigation, which takes time. Sekulow said that Trump's successful use of social media will be "studied" decades from now.

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Trump to make announcement on any Comey tapes this week: White House

Stories on Sekulow and his comments appear in the New York Times , and the Washington Post here, here and here. Sekulow further stressed that Trump is not under any investigation by the FBI or anyone for that matter. Jared Kushner has been represented on business matters and other issues by Jamie Gorelick. "I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", he said.

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Israel starts work on new settlement amid USA peace push

Together they will "spearhead the peace effort" the U.S. administration believes is possible, a White House official said . "After decades, I have the privilege to be the prime minister who is building a new community in Judea and Samaria", the historical term for the West Bank widely used by Israelis.

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What we know about the Senate health care plan

Although no information has been released on the nature of the measure, the bill that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives reduced spending for Medicaid and eliminated the Affordable Care Act's subsidies for non-group health insurance.

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Days of deliberations, still no verdict at Cosby sex assault trial

After almost 40 hours of deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Judge Steven O'Neill sent jurors home at 9 p.m. The testimony is relevant because Cosby is charged with giving pills to Constand , a former Temple University employee, to incapacitate her before their sexual encounter.

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Mom shot by Seattle police at her home

The victim has been identified as Charleena Lyles who was shot by officers around 10 a.m. Sunday in Seattle's Magnuson Park neighborhood. Court documents say the woman was arrested June 5 for threatening Seattle Police officers.

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Weather service confirms tornado in Pennsylvania

National Weather Service officials are investigating whether a strong thunderstorm on Monday spawned a tornado in the Shartlesville area of Upper Bern Township. NWS officials report other nearby damage was the result of straight-line winds, some in excess of 90 miles per hour. A video of the tornado at its height was shared on the Delaware Electric Cooperative Facebook page.

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Torrential rains predicted for Gulf Coast

From East Texas to southern Mississippi, Cindy is expected to drop 3-6 inches of rain and some isolated areas could see up to 12 inches of rain, the National Weather Service said . The third named tropical storm of the hurricane season, and the closest tropical threat to Southwest Florida , is churning away from Florida toward the southwest coast of Louisiana .

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Armed homeowner holds two Georgia fugitives until authorities arrive

The convicts said they would be dead within 24 hours, the hostages later told police. "Our hope is that they will be located and apprehended without further injury to anyone", Jones said. This photo provided by the Elbert County Sheriff's Office taken on October 13, 2015 shows inmate Ricky Dubose . It is unclear which inmate shot and killed the two correctional officers.

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Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list

Scalise is still in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center , but an update Thursday indicated that his condition had improved after a second surgery. Mr. Trump could not attend because there wasn't enough time for the Secret Service to organize security, according to the White House, but his daughter Ivanka Trump was in attendance, as were some members of the Trump administration.

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Too hot to fly as American Airlines cancels almost 50 flights

This increased to nearly 50, however, according to a statement from the airline sent to AZ Central . The cancellations are now affecting shorter, regional flights which use Bombardier CRJ Aircrafts, American Airlines said in a statement Monday.

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Supreme Court Rules That Law Banning Offensive Names Is Unconstitutional

The suit was brought forth by Simon Tam , the founder of the Asian-American rock band The Slants . After hearing Tan's case, the high court rejected the Lanhan Trademark Act of 1946 that denies trademark protections to terms that disparage the living and the dead.

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Brussels train station blast being treated as terror attack

Grand Place, a major tourist site in the Belgian capital, was evacuated along with the station about 200 meters - 656 feet away - the AP reports. Several outlets have reported the man was wearing what appears to have been a bomb belt. In March 2016, 32 people died in attacks on Brussels , later claimed by the Islamic State group. Authorities in Belgium say they have "neutralized" a potential suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

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Spicer: Trump may address potential Comey tapes this week

That is why investigators want to know more about a meeting between Trumps son-in-law Jared Kushner and executives of Vnesheconombank, a Russian state-owned development bank now under US sanctions. "Brian, we're friends, and I'm not going to discuss legal advice I have given to my client, the president of the United States", Sekulow responded.

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Trump likely to reveal this week whether secret tapes exist

The president wrote on Twitter Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" In sworn testimony on Capitol Hill, Coats and Rogers declined to speak about their conversations with the president — though it is doubtful they had any legal right to keep mum.

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US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria

Moscow warned Monday that it will track allied aircraft operating west of the Euphrates River in Syria as potential targets after the USA shot down a Syrian government warplane. A top U.S. general said the country would work to relaunch the "deconfliction" hotline established in 2015, after Russian Federation said Washington had failed to use the line, a vital incident-prevention tool, before targeting the plane near Raqa.


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