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Gov't wants more time to address second travel ban ruling

The court affirmed the injunction on statutory grounds - that Trump's revised ban exceeded the scope of his authority granted to him by Congress - and did not consider the constitutional claims. It also listed some reasons that travelers from those nations might be granted waivers allowing them into the US despite the policy. The federal judge of Hawaii, Derrick Watson also blocked a directive that barred the refugee applicants for 120 days, as well as other government instructions.

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Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

Cindy is the second tropical storm to form in the Atlantic Ocean since the hurricane season officially began June 1 and the third storm of the year. John Bel Edwards, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier, declared a state of emergency Wednesday as unsafe flash-flooding remained a threat.

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New Disclosure States Trump Retains $1.4 Billion in Worldwide Assets

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics released filings on Friday that indicate frequenting his favorite hangouts has netted the President tens of millions of dollars , while the properties he owns but doesn't visit as often have had more modest incomes, or no boost at all over 2016 profits.

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Tropical storm watch issued for upper Texas Coast

Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes and for Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties until 7 p.m. "Any way we can get to them", she said. The NHC upgraded the low to Tropical Storm Cindy on Tuesday. Cindy is expected to continue its move towards the northwest throughout the day Wednesday and then shift to the north-northwest and then the north Wednesday night and early Thursday.

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Trump takes veiled shot at Obama for Warmbier's late release

When a senior U.S. official visits North Korea , it is usually taken as a sign that tensions between the adversaries are easing somewhat. Trump said Tuesday that it was a "total disgrace" what happened to Warmbier, but doctors and the administration haven't offered an explanation for the student's condition preceding his death .

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Former UK forward Adebayo could be a sleeper pick in NBA Draft

But if that results in getting the best fit, it's worth it. Let's look at some players who Miami should consider reaching for. Every year there are teams ready to take players earlier than they are projected based on their own scouting and impression from the players workouts.

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Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

But as the special counsel investigation progresses - focusing increasingly on the president himself and his actions in office - the vice president's account as a possible witness may become more relevant. Pence is claiming that it's "very routine". Cullen, for what it's worth, is the godfather of one of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's daughters.

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Louisiana governor declares a state of emergency

Cindy knocked out power to almost 10,000 New Orleans-area residents early Wednesday, though most power has been restored, the Entergy Louisiana provider said. While Tropical Storm Cindy marches on toward the northern Gulf coastline, Bret has dissolved into a mere tropical wave. Edwards told Tommy Tucker this morning that it still is anticipated that Cindy will be a rain event.

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Man Charged With Killing Muslim Teenager Entered United States Illegally, Authorities Say

In court, Torres was appointed a federal defender, though the 22-year-old told the judge that "his aunt may hire him a lawyer; he was hoping she would", Morrogh said. "At this point, what we know, is that Torres came up in his auto behind this group of teens", said Parker of the Fairfax police. Police say they've found nothing to indicate that the victim was targeted for her religion .

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Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

The Georgia special election was the most expensive congressional race in US history. But the result comes as relief for Republicans who had grown concerned about whether their party , buffeted by the scandals that have plagued the Republican president, could hold the seat in Georgia's sixth district.

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Lawyer: NAFTA talks could wrap up this year

The U.S. trade representative says he's not making any commitments to wrap up NAFTA's renegotiation within the tight timeline of year's end. Meanwhile, the NAFTA process is shifting into a higher gear in Washington, with the Office of the U.S.

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The Latest on Tropical Storm Cindy

Maximum sustained winds with this tropical storm are now close to 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with occasional gusts. Tropical storm warnings spanned from San Luis Pass, Tex., to the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm was slowly moving northwest toward the Louisiana-Texas border and was expected to make landfall late Wednesday or Thursday . Deputies urge driver to use alternate routes.

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Tropical Storm Cindy: Drenching rains, flood threat on coast

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has extended the Tropical Storm Warning westward to San Luis Pass, TX, and the Tropical Storm Watch from west of High Island to San Luis Pass, TX. Authorities in various coastal Louisiana and MS communities handed out sandbags for areas along rivers and bayous. But Mayor Mitch Landrieu says we could still feel the storm's effects.

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Trump makes disclosures on business assets

Another $19.7 million in income came from his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. His book, The Art Of The Deal , is having a comeback of its own, with royalties from the 1987 autobiography ranged between 100,000 and one million dollars, according to the new report .

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Britain's May promises to listen harder on Brexit -Queen's Speech

For instance, the queen arrived at Parliament in a vehicle, rather than a horse-drawn carriage, and delivered the speech in everyday dress, instead of the traditional royal robes. "My Government will seek to maintain a deep and special partnership with European allies and to forge new trading relationships across the globe", the queen said in prepared remarks .

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Castile family lawyer 'stunned' by dashcam footage

But the video, played for the jury during Mr Yanez's trial, did not show what was happening inside the vehicle and what Mr Castile was reaching for just before he was shot. And as he was pulling it out I, a million things started going through my head. The jury had seen both videos, and still, it wasn't enough to convict Yanez .

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Cop Who Killed Philando Castile Cites Marijuana As A Factor

Yanez, who was found not guilty of manslaughter and other charges , began firing only seconds after Castile told the officer he had a gun. In the graphic video, Castile was shot and bleeding in the driver's seat of the auto and Yanez was still pointing his handgun into the vehicle.

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Belleville man who shot 5 at GOP baseball practice acted alone

The agency is investigating the attack as an assault on a member of Congress and an assault on a federal officer. Hodgkinson took photos of various monuments and government buildings, including the Supreme Court and "inside the visitor's entrance of the Dirksen Senate Office Building".

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As Russia scandal percolates, AG Sessions the latest to lawyer up

Trump are "proud to have him on our side". U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become the latest senior Trump administration official to hire a private attorney, a Justice Department spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Cooper, who clerked for Justice William Rehnquist on the Supreme Court, served in the Justice Department's civil rights division and was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as the assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel.

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US Shoots Down Armed Drone Over Southern Syria

Australia said on Tuesday it had suspended air strikes into Syria following the U.S. downing of a Syrian regime's fighter jet and Russia's subsequent threat against US-led coalition aircraft. A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the U.S. has confirmed. After each of these incidents, the USA has maintained that it is focused on fighting ISIS in Syria and has encouraged other players in the crowded war zone to do the same.

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GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

The decision to work through the healthcare bill without committee hearings has drawn heavy criticism from Democrats , who argue that lawmakers are attempting to produce the bill in secret before forcing a vote to minimize public scrutiny.

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Storm Team 12: Tracking Tropical Storm Cindy

Rainfall amounts of 6-to-9 inches with isolated amounts of more than 12 inches are expected through Thursday over parts of southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle through Thursday. It was moving toward the northwest at 8 miles per hour. Heavy rain is the greatest threat from Cindy. Hurricane hunter aircraft found a closed circulation Tuesday morning, upgrading the complex to a tropical storm.

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Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

President Trump congratulated Handel via Twitter. Norman won by 3 points, 51-48, only a little less than Handel's margin in the Georgia race. Watch Handel's victory speech above, and let us know what you think in the comments. The margin allows Republicans a sigh of relief after what is being recognised as the most expensive House of Representatives race in U.S. history, with a price tag that may exceed 50 million dollars (£40 million).

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Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'

Steve Scalise, 51, of Louisiana is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". The Congressional Baseball Game raised over $1.5 million for charities including The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington , The Nationals Dream Foundation and The Washington Literacy Center.

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Philando Castile warned officer he was armed, video shows

Castile's girlfriend, who was in the vehicle at the time of Castile's shooting, had filmed the deadly encounter and posted the video to Facebook, sparking national outrage and Black Lives Matter protests in Minnesota and beyond. Castile: "I'm not pulling it out". Yanez testified that Castile ignored his commands not to pull out his gun and he feared for his life. "I think that it really is, it shows that Yanez actually panicked".

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White House: Trump To Make Announcement On Comey Tapes This Week

USA lawmakers have also called for Trump to say whether such tapes exist and if so, to release them as part of ongoing investigations. There's no reason to feel bad for Sean Spicer , the White House press secretary and well-worn punching bag.

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Military details USS Fitzgerald collision

Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an Ohioan expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man his father called his best friend, and a CT man described by his sister as "selfless".

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Extreme Heat Leads to US Flight Cancellations

In fact, temperatures at that mark or higher have only been reached 15 times since record-keeping started in 1896. To help accommodate passengers impacted by the cancellations, the airline is waiving change fees in Phoenix . The reason: extreme heat. The heat is a serious public health hazard in places such as Phoenix and Las Vegas. A Tuesday afternoon update said that although the official forecast high in Phoenix was 120 degrees, debris clouds and a bump up in humidity could result ...

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Student released from North Korea has severe neurological injury

The U.S. government this week issued a rare alert squarely blaming the North Korean government for a raft of cyber attacks stretching back to 2009 and warning that more were likely. " We don't believe anything they say ". Warmbier was freed earlier this week after being jailed for more than 17 months. Tillerson said Tuesday that the State Department was continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of the other imprisoned Americans.

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Dashcam Footage Of Police Killing Of Philando Castile Is Made Public

Moments after Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in Minnesota last summer, his girlfriend started live streaming on Facebook , showing Castile bleeding and slumped in the driver's seat of his auto. The video, which is graphic and hard to watch , shows Yanez walking over to Castile's auto and alerting him that his brake light is broken. "That's something unless you have experienced is very scary", Earl Gray said.

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Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds?

Carter , creating a situation where there is a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm will result to Mr. Roy", Moniz said . Flynn told the court that after Carter told Roy to return to his auto, she then listened to him "as he cried out in pain and died " and did not contact his police or family for help.

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Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

There are 23 districts now held by Republicans that Clinton carried in November, and some of them share similar characteristics to Georgia's 6th District - rapidly growing with diverse constituents who are well-educated. Viewed from that angle, the results on Tuesday underscore the degree to which the political landscape has changed in the age of Trump. Total spending in the race topped $50 million.

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Tropical Storm Cindy: Street flooding likely Wednesday in New Orleans

A turn toward the north-northwest and then toward the north is expected tonight and Thursday. The tropical storm is set to make landfall near the Texas and Louisiana border later Wednesday before dissipating into a tropical depression as it enters southern Arkansas, according to the latest advisory.

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Tropical Storm Cindy to move toward Louisiana soon

Forecasters say a slightly weakened Tropical Storm Cindy is threatening heavy rains and life-threatening flash flooding over a wide area of the northern Gulf Coast. This cluster of storms is expected to develop into Tropical Storm Cindy by Tuesday afternoon. It was stationary earlier, but is now located just less than 300 miles off the coast of Morgan City, La.

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Seattle officers in fatal shooting identified

Family members have suggested the race of Lyles, who was black, may have played a part in the shooting and want to know why police didn't use a non-lethal option. Lyles, who had a previous history with police, reported the burglary Sunday morning. Initially, the tone is calm. One of the officers who shot Lyles had been certified as a crisis intervention specialist.


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