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Former MPD officer found not guilty in shooting Sylville Smith

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said officers stopped the vehicle Smith was travelling in on the account he was "behaving suspiciously". Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm urged those disappointed with the verdict to remain calm, saying the case was a hard one for prosecutors.

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Protests Ahead of Major Health Care Bill Debut

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said the outline of a Senate GOP health care bill will be unveiled Thursday, with a vote to follow as soon as next week. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid , like Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that to seven years. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for the program, covering all eligible beneficiaries and services.

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Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

Much like in the House, where moderate and conservative lawmakers were deeply divided on health care policy leading up to a vote in May, Senate Republicans also have clashing ideological views and priorities. That's a departure from the House plan, which President Trump privately called "mean" in a meeting with GOP senators last week. Senate leaders on Wednesday were putting the final touches on legislation that would reshape a big piece of the United States health-care system by ...

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GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling

A draft version of the legislation making its way around D.C. has landed at the Washington Post , which provided a detailed examination of what the bill offers and how it differs from the American Health Care Act ( AHCA ), which the House passed early last month .

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Wind, rain but little damage seen in Texas

The storm is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border Thursday morning, but the National Weather Service says flooding is a concern Wednesday all across the Gulf Coast. Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy could bring two inches or more to Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri counties that stretch along the OH and Mississippi Rivers.

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Altice Boosts IPO Offering By 37% To Raise Up To $2 Billion

The IPO is seen as giving the company, already the fourth-largest USA cable operator behind Comcast, Charter Communications and Cox Communications, a currency in the form of its stock that it could use to help it make further acquisitions.

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Sheriff: Urinating man at train stop had weapons

Image courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept. A man with the same name was arrested in 2015 after he walked into the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NY, wearing a bulletproof vest and a ski mask, DNAInfo reported . In a duffel bag, authorities found an AR-15 rifle, a 40. -caliber handgun, a machete-like knife, silencers, loaded magazines, bags of bullets, a Bible and a notebook.

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Tropical Storm Cindy batters US Gulf Coast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Louis area was killed on an Alabama beach when he was struck by a log that washed ashore. The National Weather Service also says the biggest threat from the disturbance is the likely heavy rainfall over wide areas of the northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Memorial for Slain Muslim Teen Set On Fire In Washington, DC

Police are investigating the possibility that the teen was sexually assaulted, said Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright. She was later found dead by a pond in Virginia. At the same time, he said there are people in the Muslim community who are less concerned with the legalities of what constitutes a hate crime and have a more visceral reaction.

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Alexandria Shooting: Shooter acted alone, no terrorism involved, Federal Bureau of Investigation says

There was no connection to terrorism, they said, and Hodgkinson acted alone. Investigators also found indications that Hodgkinson meant to go home to Belleville, Illinois on his computer. Hodgkinson had a list of six members of Congress on him, Slater said, but there was no indication that he meant to target them. Hodgkinson had a history of domestic violence , having been arrested for domestic battery in 2006.

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South Mississippi waking up to street flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy is hitting the Gulf Coast of Mexico Wednesday, causing heavy rains and thunderstorms. Tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 205 miles, mainly to the north and east of the center. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey reacted to the threat of risky high tides and torrential rains by issuing a state of emergency Tuesday, while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has said it is moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into Louisiana.

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Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix

But as we said, it wasn't just the high that set a daily record. "Maybe go swimming. Maybe do something indoors instead". Arizona Public Service Company (APS), the state's largest electricity provider, says customers set a record peak usage Tuesday as temperatures in Phoenix soared to almost 120 degrees.

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Rainy Morning and a Sunny Midday, Possible Thunderstorms in the Afternoon

North wind 7 to 9 miles per hour. Low: 10:33 a.m. (-0.3') High: 4:34 p.m. (7.6') Have a great week! Today will feature the best rain chances of the week as tropical moisture surges north ahead of a frontal boundary across N GA. We will have plenty of sunshine in between any showers with partly cloudy skies. Friday will be much warmer with scattered late day thunderstorms.

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Tropical Storm Cindy could bring rains, flooding to NC

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said that Tuesday night Cindy was about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south of Morgan City, Louisiana - about 305 miles (491 kilometers) southeast of Galveston, Texas. Cindy, armed with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, was forecast to hit with heavy rains totaling 6 to 9 inches and isolated amounts of 12 inches for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and western portions of the Florida Panhandle through Thursday .

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Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Vitals are Stabilized

Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide Zach Barth and US Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner were shot during an attack on the Republican congressional baseball team as it practiced Wednesday morning. She says she's grateful to President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and all of Scalise's Capitol Hill colleagues "who have reached out to us during this most challenging time".

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Sen. Hatch Doesn't Sound Too Confident on Health Care Bill

Did Trump encourage the passing of a bill he truly didn't support in the hopes of gaining a purely symbolic victory over the Democrats? "It's an important part of the health care program, but I think people in the country are deeply anxious about what is happening to the health care system".

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Congressman's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' One Week After Baseball Shooting

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said none of Hodgkinson's posts pertaining to Republicans could be considered threats. He has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized.

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Senate Votes to Move Ahead on Additional Sanctions Against Russia

John McCain of Arizona. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had encouraged the Senate to hold off on more sanctions, saying that he'd like more time to try and work diplomacy with Russian Federation. Ben Cardin, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN . The discussions gathered steam late last month after Sen. Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee had initially been hesitant to take it up, as the administration had expressed a hope it ...

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US Shoots Down Drone In Syria

F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces ", a statement read. The F-15 plane downed the drone around 00:30 on Tuesday (21:30 GMT Monday) north-east of Tanf, according to a United States military statement .

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Trump celebrates Georgia special election win in douchiest way

Nationalizing the swings against them in the special elections held for GOP seats this year would likely deprive them of control in 2018. "The House remains in play now". "To come within a hair's breath of winning that seat is nothing short of extraordinary", said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairwoman Linda Sánchez, D-Calif.

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Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Some expressed fears about the same tactic being used elsewhere as they aim to take back control of the House in next year's midterms. "The House remains in play now". "This race proved that Democrats have a real shot at taking back the House in 2018". "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters", Ryan said.

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Heat wave hits Arizona, California on 1st day of summer

The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix was expected to hit 120 degrees Tuesday. It was a relative cool spot compared with Yuma in neighboring Arizona , however, where the mercury hit 120 degrees. But even with more powerful planes and a new schedule, flying out of the American southwest is going to get harder as global temperatures rise. Nolan said travelers should contact their airlines before heading to the airport to confirm flight information.

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Newt Gingrich says Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

Nobody on Capitol Hill has any proof that I did anything with the Russians. "These aren't applicants - he's recruiting", Gingrich said of Mueller's hiring spree. "I think this whole game of recusal now is - this is a nightmare". "They're out looking for a couple scalps, and they're not going to go home until they get some".

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Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

Uber officials announced that passengers will be able to tip their driver through the company's app, joining rival ride share company Lyft , which has offered the option for several years. Uber's board of directors is undergoing more changes, a day after the resignation of the company's chief executive , Travis Kalanick . In short, even in the absence of Travis Kalanick , it appears the "Always Be Hustlin'" mentality is alive and well at Uber HQ.

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Supreme Court to hear major challenge to partisan gerrymandering

In most states , the redistricting process is controlled by the state legislature and the governor, which is why state elections at the beginning of each decade are so important. In 2010, Republicans gained control of Wisconsin's legislature for the first time in four decades. The Supreme Court has not ruled on "purely partisan gerrymanders", which means drawing voting districts with the aim of strengthening one political party, since 2004.

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Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

President Donald Trump has told supporters he urged Senate Republicans to add more money to their healthcare plan because he wants a plan with "heart". "And everything I hear sounds like Obamacare-lite", said Sen. Senate conservatives also seemed wary of the emerging bill. In 2025, the measure would tie federal spending on the program to an even slower growth index than the one used in the House bill.

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House Intel Probe to Hear From Ex-Obama Homeland Security Chief

Are we in there? Jeanette Manfra , a top cyberofficial at the Department of Homeland Security , made the statement alongside other US administration officials testifying before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing June 21. People connected to the Russian government tried to hack election-related computer systems in 21 states , a Department of Homeland Security official testified Wednesday.

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Man beats woman outside Planet Fitness, punches her 39 times

The clip cuts off after the first punch, but he later threw her to the ground, reports CBS Boston . "He didn't say a word and he didn't have a reason behind it". Authorities believe he fled the scene in a light colored Ford Fusion or something similar. Police are counting on the public to help track him down.

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Philando Castile verdict unjust; what would Tupac say?

Paul, Minn., June 16, 2017. The jury of seven men and five women, 10 of whom were white and two of whom were black, sided with the officer after deliberating for more than 25 hours over five days, acquitting Mr Yanez of all charges. He was just doing his job'. "My son loved this state", she said. Castile's shooting was among a string of killings of black people by police around the United States, and the livestreaming of its aftermath by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , ...

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Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

Mr Rosenstein played a part in the dismissal of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey who was sacked by Mr Trump in May. After rising through the ranks, Rosenstein was unanimously confirmed as United States attorney for the District of Maryland in 2005 under then-President George W.

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House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

Over the following weeks, a new proposal emerged that maintained the initial legalization provision - allowing adults to possess up to an ounce of pot and to grow up to six plants at home, as of July 2018. Hours before the House debated, several dozen pro-marijuana activists gathered outside the Statehouse to urge defeat of the bill. House leaders maneuvered behind the scenes during the day to avoid a contentious debate and win over wavering members.

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Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's proposal would differ from existing practice. Senate Republicans are expected to introduce a working version of their healthcare plan Thursday. A group from Kansas made the trip to Cedar Rapids to listen to the president speak at Kirkwood Community College . "It's a very handsome world you live in", the Republican president said, flanked by a red combine and a green tractor.

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Trump Called House Health Care Bill 'Mean' in Meeting with Senators

Their descriptions of Trump's words differed slightly and they said the president did not specify what aspects of the bill he was characterizing. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders declined to comment, telling reporters aboard Air Force One Tuesday evening, "We don't comment on rumors or private conversations".

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Sanders takes aim at 'secret' Senate health care bill

The Senate is supposed to vote on the bill sometime before July 4, which might seem like enough time for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze and score the bill, but in reality, it doesn't mean anything because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and co.

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In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

His optimism, however, was short-lived: minutes later he said of the two parties coming together, "I don't think they will". The president spoke for more than 71 minutes, earning some of the loudest cheers when he blasted the media as "phony" and "fake".


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