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Senate GOP pushing for health care vote next Thursday

Senate GOP pushing for health care vote next Thursday Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Monday it was obvious that "Republicans are writing their healthcare bill under the cover of darkness because they are ashamed of it". "And we'll keep working to provide it". That fact drew ire from Senators at Monday night's protest. He said GOP senators have had "many productive discussions" on the measure and added, "We have to act, and we ... [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Decision Reaffirms Free Speech in Disparaging Trademarks

SCOTUS Decision Reaffirms Free Speech in Disparaging Trademarks The case has drawn intense interest as it focused on the rights of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment of the United States constitution, at a time of heightened racial tensions in the country. The Slants had attempted to trademark their name in 2011, and the USPTO turned them down based on a "disparagement clause" in federal trademark law, which prohibits the registering of trad... [Full Article...]

Whole Foods CEO literally 'dreamed' about Amazon merger

Some shoppers worry about the quality of their produce and say they're rather pick their pears themselves. There is a long game at play here, and a distinctly "Amazonian" one at that. "People don't know what they're having for dinner when they leave the office at the end of the day and don't have it in the refrigerator". With an ubiquitous online presence, widespread brick and mortar retail locati... [Full Article...]

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House

Spicer seeks more strategic role at White House The Spicer antics began just days after the inauguration, when the press secretary touted the most well-attended inauguration in history. "As he did in the beginning, Sean Spicer is managing both the communications and press office". It is also unclear who will lead White House press briefings in the future - or if they'll happen at all. And yet the humiliations continue: According to multipl... [Full Article...]

McCain urges fast House vote on Russia sanctions

McCain urges fast House vote on Russia sanctions The Senate added CRIEEA as an amendment to a pre-existing bill which proposed additional sanctions on Iran in response to Iran's recent Iranian ballistic missile tests. The measure targets Russian Federation and Iran by requiring the president to sanction countries or companies that do business with or provide financing to the Syrian government or the Central Bank of Syria. [Full Article...]

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor Republican on of his Board of Supervisors endorsed Gillespie but won Prince William County with 60% of the vote. Unofficial results from the GOP primary, with 99.7 percent of districts reporting, were Gillespie, 159,600 (43.7 percent); Stewart, 155,255 (42.5 percent); and Virginia Beach state Sen. [Full Article...]

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors

Cosby judge could revisit issue of revealing names of jurors Chloe Goins , a former model who claims Cosby drugged and sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, is also suing the comedian on sexual battery and other claims. "I am a bit befuddled that the jury deliberated for six days wherein jurors are simply determining the credibility of two people". "There was no pause or hesitation about that, and we're moving forward", he told reporters. [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices fall to $2.60 a gallon

Pittsburgh-area gasoline prices fall to $2.60 a gallon The statewide average was $2.266 on Monday, down about 6 cents in the past week. Rockford's average price is $2.24 per gallon, which is five cents cheaper than last week's price. "It looks like even OPEC's best move to thwart supply increases hasn't done much thanks to US oil production which has charged back like a bull". At the same time, USA shale oil producers have ramped up production, addi... [Full Article...]

Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

Roy". The judge's decision surprised many legal experts, who had said that, despite the callousness of Carter's conduct, the case presented a stiff challenge to prosecutors because MA, unlike dozens of other states, has no law against encouraging suicide. [Full Article...]

Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft The trio allegedly skimmed avocados from shipments and sold boxes of them out of the back doors of the facility. But the distribution facility recently stopped that practice and began delivering pallets of the fruit to its customers instead. [Full Article...]

Candidates in tight Georgia race make final bid for votes

Candidates in tight Georgia race make final bid for votes Trump barely won this well-educated, affluent district in November, despite previous Republican nominees here eclipsing 60 percent. "In order to win the House back we have to win in districts that are gerrymandered for Republicans, so [special elections like this one are] laboratories for us to figure out what's the best way to mobilize this vote", said Democratic National Committee Associate Ch... [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' Griner, who was also shot, is in the hospital in good condition and spirits after a gunshot wound to the ankle, Sava said Friday . A Republican supporter holds up a sign supporting US House Majority Whip Steve Scalise . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise listens during an interview in NY on October 8, 2014. At Friday's hospital news conference, Scalise's chief of staff Brett Horton read... [Full Article...]

Pregnant woman shot dead by officers after police say she brandished knife

The Times reports (http://bit.ly/2sNk2nM ) that both officers fired their weapons. An audio recording of the incident has been released by police in which the officers discuss Lyles' previous calls, then talk with her. Lyles had an extensive criminal record. Authorities said that both officers had been placed on administrative leave. On the dashcam audio of Sunday's incident, officers can b... [Full Article...]

Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

The Slants' frontman Simon Tam and his three Portland, Oregon-based bandmates are Asian-Americans who say they chose the name to re-appropriate the racial slur , and strip it of its hateful meaning. During oral argument in January , several justices said provocative names are chosen by individuals and organizations to express their views or as advertising. [Full Article...]

Police Officer That Murdered Philando Castile Found 'Not Guilty — Not Surprising

Police Officer That Murdered Philando Castile Found 'Not Guilty — Not Surprising The officer shot Castile five times after Castile said he was carrying a gun. The July 6 shooting gained national attention after Diamond Reynolds - Castile's girlfriend, who was in the auto during the shooting - live-streamed the bloody aftermath on Facebook . [Full Article...]

CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

During his testimony before Congress on June 8, Comey stated that he thinks Trump sacked him in order to disrupt the FBI's investigation, according to Reuters. Trump's young presidency has been battered by allegations - under investigation both by Congress and the FBI - that Russian Federation interfered to sway the 2016 election in his favor, in possible collusion with Trump's campaign team. [Full Article...]

Is White House trying to soften Congress' pressure over sanctions against Russian Federation?

Is White House trying to soften Congress' pressure over sanctions against Russian Federation? Russian Federation and the West have traded economic blows since 2014, when Moscow annexed Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and lent support to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. President Trump and Moscow have always denied any collusion. However, Sen. Robert Menendez was skeptical, telling Politico , "I just cannot fathom how House Republicans could ultimately, with everything tha... [Full Article...]

Tropical Mischief Possible This Week; Rain Chances All Week

The National Weather Service says the chance of tropical cyclone development is 80 percent within the next 48 hours for the southern Gulf of Mexico. What's better certain right now though of course is bearing in mind that if the storm does take a route eastward, Florida well feel more effects in the form of some heavy rain. [Full Article...]

What is Juneteenth And Why Is It Celebrated?

What is Juneteenth And Why Is It Celebrated? Organizers hope the event will help educate the community about African-American history. This day is important to us because it was the ending of slavery, and it's important to the community because not too many people know about Juneteenth. [Full Article...]

Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation

Justice Department Says Rod Rosenstein Isn't Recusing Himself From Russia Investigation The tweet , which seems to confirm that Trump himself is under investigation, appears to reference Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as "the man" investigating him. Recent news reports have suggested Trump sought all three officials' help in pressuring FBI Director James Comey to drop his investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn . [Full Article...]


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