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DC And Maryland Plans To Sue President Trump Over Constitutional Oath Violation

The attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia announced plans to sue President Donald Trump on Monday, saying he is violating the Constitution by accepting payments from foreign governments while serving as president.

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Wind Gust Flips Thunderbirds F-16

Heard said both men were conscious the whole time, and they even helped direct emergency crews in the rescue. They were listed in good condition, according to a statement posted to the official Thunderbirds Facebook page. "It is better to wait for the full facts to be examined by a board", Heard said. And sure enough, nothing happened to the F-16 while it was in the air.

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Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

The first explosion occurred in Akbar Khan Market, where a bus terminal is also located, during rush hour in the market. Few minutes after the first explosion when hundreds of people gathered around the site to witness the rescue work, a much bigger blast occurred only meters away from the site of the first blast, leaving 18 dead on the spot and over 100 others injured.

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There is now a street in Boston named after David Ortiz

It was super nice to see his kids because I remember when they were little kids. once I got to join the Minnesota Twins , Kirby already was working in the front office. Having David Ortiz return to Fenway Park is a reminder that it's OK to have fun playing baseball. Papi! during the pregame ceremony to retire his No.

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Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

If Democrats fall short next year, she may join the growing list of California's older Democratic leaders put out to pasture. "Well, I'm a master legislator". Democrats need a lot more candidates with resumes like hers if they want to win, and close losses in these special elections might lead them to conclude they should stick with their safe seats in state or local government rather than take a risk in 2018.

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GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

In a statement , Capitol Police say the protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby offices". In a lengthy Facebook post on Thursday afternoon, President Barack Obama called for an end to the partisan bickering over health care and wrote that "The Senate bill, unveiled today, is not a health care bill".

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ABC reporter: My sources tell me Bob Mueller isn't investigating Trump (yet)

This weekend, it produced some of the more excruciating news coverage in recent memory as one of his lawyers, Jay Sekulow, was tendentiously grilled on the question of whether the president has conceded that he is under investigation. Whether or not Mueller finds these reports to be valid will be hugely relevant to any finding of obstruction. But Trump has also said he had made a decision to fire Comey before Rosenstein wrote a memo recommended him.

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Protests against Sharia law across the country; Milwaukee Muslims offer alternative

The demonstration was met by counter-protesters outside of Seattle City Hall. And there has been one death, though not due to violence: one March Against Sharia participant in NY suffered a heart attack during the event. That's not what people in the counter-protest believe. The marches come amid a rise in reports of anti-Muslim incidents in the USA, including arson attacks and vandalism at mosques, harassment of women wearing Muslim head coverings and bullying of Muslim schoolchildren.

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Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader a year ago - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some Democrats to call for new leadership.

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WH: Trump Will Make Announcement 'This Week' on Comey Recordings

When press briefings are allowed to be on-camera, reporters are more likely to ask "snarky questions", White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in an interview with radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday . "I have a legal background, strategic, you know, political communications and planning". Reps. Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, issued a brief statement after they met with Mueller late Tuesday.

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Former Milwaukee officer found not guilty in shooting death of Sylville Smith

The jury deliberated for ten hours over two days, and after Judge Jeffrey Conen announced the verdict, Smith's family members sobbed. According to CNN, Willis " wrote the use of force manual used by Milwaukee police officers". In the hallway of the courtroom, one person yelled, "He won't get away with this, he won't get away with this", before law enforcement escorted the man into an elevator, a WPR reporter on scene said .

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Attorneys General In DC, Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Attorney General Karl Racine said at a news conference on Monday. On Monday, the District of Columbia government and the Maryland state government filed suit claiming that the Trump hotel in Washington , D.C., competes unfairly with government-owned conference centers in the area.

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Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

According to CNN , Pelosi has helped the Democratic Party raise some $568 million since 2002. In South Carolina's 5th District race, where Democrats spent only $250,000, Archie Parnell lost by an even narrower margin to Republican Ralph Norman.

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Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

White House correspondents, while acknowledging that the briefings can sometimes have limited value as a reporting tool, say that it is still important for an administration to discuss its actions and its policy in a public forum - even if the ritual has become an opportunity for press secretaries to spin and obfuscate on behalf of the president.

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Doctors Say Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Extensive' Brain Damage

North Korean officials claimed Warmbier fell into a coma in March past year due to botulism and a sleeping pill. "They are a pariah regime", Fred Warmbier said at a news conference at Wyoming High School, where Otto graduated in 2013 as class salutatorian.

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Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare

But not all Republicans fully support this legislation. " Medicaid's not actually being cut from our perspective", Republican Sen. "But there are going to be lots of opportunities for Mitch McConnell next week, when this bill's on the floor, to make deals, to make amendments and to try to give senators things that they want to get their votes", says Zwillich.

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Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

The UAE is part of a Saudi-led coalition formed to help President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's government fight the Houthis and forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Reports of secret prisons where detainees are abused relate to areas of the south where UAE forces and its allies have also swooped against al Qaeda militants, who have exploited the war to try to carve out areas of control and influence.

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Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

Remember when the Democrats proclaimed that Republicans would pay heavy prices in special elections for going after Obamacare? But, to quote Taylor Swift, they're not out of the woods yet. But as Democrats are eager to point out, there are many more districts _ anywhere from 71 to 94, depending on how it's calculated _ that are more competitive than Georgia's 6th District.

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1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm

Locally heavier amounts fell in the suburbs, with a wide range, from 1.34 inches in the northeast corner of Hilliard to 3.25 inches near Roberts Road, which is the nature of tropical downpours. A brief ceremony marking last year's fatal flooding took place Friday at the West Virginia Police Academy in Dunbar, where a bell was rung 23 times, for each who died.

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Obama denounces Senate GOP health care bill

He says the idea that the bill would lower health care premiums is a "lie". The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell must get yes votes from 50 of the 52 GOP senators to avoid a defeat that would be a major embarrassment to President Donald Trump and the entire Republican Party.

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Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Debbie Stabenow joined Democratic colleagues delivering a series of speeches on the Senate floor late into Monday night, calling for hearings on Senate Republicans' unfinished bill to repeal Obamacare and criticizing them for crafting the legislation largely outside of public view.

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Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Texas mother Cynthia Marie Randolph , 25, was arrested on first-degree felony charges of injuring children after she told police in Parker County that she had locked her two children inside her auto on May 26 to teach her daughter, Juliet Ramirez, age 2, a lesson when she refused to get out of the vehicle when her mom asked her to leave it.

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Capitol police arrest protesters, some in wheelchairs, outside McConnell's office

The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT, was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding. McConnell's office referred to Capitol Police for comment. - Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) June 22, 2017People with disabilities protesting Medicaid cuts.

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Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

Yet Tuesday's special election to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price , secretary of health and human services, became the most expensive House race in USA history. "[Ossoff's] overall vote total was almost the same as what Tom Price's challenger received in 2016", Knippenberg said the morning after the vote. Democrats who support Vermont Sen.

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After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

Adrift and almost out of money after three months of living out of his van in the Washington area, the gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn't have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Wednesday.

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Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Kate Brown, a Democrat. Even if the Senate bill reduced that damage by half, it would qualify as a calamity, if not a crime. Ted Cruz of Texas and U.S. MCEVERS: You talk about the mandate being in place to get more people into the pool. "I've been here for only five months", Trump said. "If not, I will oppose it".

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Twin Cities Pride officials apologize, will let police march

In a Facebook post , Twin Cities Pride Executive Director Dan Belstler and External Relations Manager Amy Brockman explained that there would be "one lone unmarked police vehicle starting off the parade" as required by ordinance but otherwise "limited police participation in the parade itself".

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Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill

They have little margin for error, as NPR's Scott Horsley reports . President Trump, a self-described deal-maker doesn't seem concerned. "Well, they are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine", said Trump. Policy experts said that would keep more young, healthy people out of the market and likely create a sicker patient pool. The analysis said the costs occur even if the state froze enrollment in the expanded Medicaid program.

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Cindy: More rain in Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 40 miles per hour and it's expected to weaken to a tropical depression later in the morning and become a remnant low Thursday night. It will not being raining all day, but when it does rain it will be heavy at times. Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides.

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Neighbors Call GOP Shooter a 'Radical Nut' Who Was 'Reckless' with Firearms

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent in charge Tim Slater said at a news conference that he did not know the condition of the suspected shooter. Dale Walsh, who said he'd been a long-time friend of Hodgkinson, spoke with reporters near the residence. He retweeted Michelle Malkin, who pointed to a professor's tweet following the passage of the health care bill that Republicans "should be lined up and shot".

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5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump , on the other hand, believes that the bill is "going to be very good" with a little negotiation needed to make it better. In his remarks, Trump said that the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare , has been "wreaking havoc" on the nation's healthcare system, and that "millions more " would be hurt by its "deepening death spiral ".

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USA congressional baseball field shooter acts alone

The hospital listed Scalise in serious condition on Saturday, but showing signs of improvement. Mr. Hodgkinson began firing on members of Congress and others at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., as they practiced for the annual congressional charity baseball game.

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Dashcam Video Of Philando Castile Fatal Shooting Released

Anthony police officer Yanez firing seven shots into Castile's vehicle past year, killing him as viewers watched the aftermath on Facebook Live . Prosecutors had said he was not justified in firing his gun as Mr Castile was courteous and non-threatening. He keeps his gun pointed at a dying Castile as he calls for backup and waits for other officers to arrive.

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Tri-State Braces for Possible Impacts From Tropical Depression Cindy

A flash flood watch is in place for much of the state until late Friday evening. In West Virginia, forecasters warned of possible flooding, damaging wind gusts and severe thunderstorms once what remains of Cindy arrives and merges with another storm front later in the week.

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Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Heller and Flake are in a particular bind thanks to their vulnerable positions heading into their reelection races - they are the only two Republican senators that Democrats have a real shot at ousting.


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