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Firefighters battle wildfires in Arizona, Utah, California

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Tuesday. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said the fire is the state's top priority. The blaze burned more than 83 square miles as of Tuesday. More than 100 residents were forced to evacuate their Santa Clarita homes Tuesday when a blaze threatened 80 homes in the Southern California town. Read More »

Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

CAL FIRE said on June 22 that firefighters have responded to 1,878 wildfires, burning over 19,000 acres, since January 1, representing a threefold increase compared with the same time previous year. The Utah fire is the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometers). A wildfire in a rugged inland area of Southern California grew substantially overnight to almost 8 square miles (21 sq. Read More »

Supreme Court Sides with Trinity Lutheran in Major Church-State Case

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Justice Sotomayor's dissent got it right - this case is about much more than a state program to use recycled tires to resurface a playground. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said excluding Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit-for which it otherwise qualified-solely because of its religious character "is odious to our constitution". Read More »

Ruling in travel ban leaves questions unanswered

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The court said people from the six Muslim-majority nations named in the travel restrictions blocked by lower courts would have to have a "bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States " to enter the country. Trump hailed the court's order as a "clear victory for our national security", especially after lower court rulings that blocked the travel ban in its entirety. Read More »

Senate GOP adds penalty for lapsed coverage to health care bill

The original Senate bill, unveiled last week, required insurance companies to offer coverage to everyone, including people with pre-existing medical conditions. Mr Johnson also on Monday published an op-ed in the New York Times arguing his case against the legislation. And on CNN's "State of the Union", Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, said Trump "is working the phones, he's having personal meetings, and he's engaging with leaders". Read More »

HRC Responds to Major News from the US Supreme Court

He said he was happy to create other types of cakes for the couple. Today, the high court also ordered the state of Arkansas to allow both married same-sex parents to be listed on their child's birth certificate. Supreme Court said Monday it will rehear an unresolved immigration case to determine whether the federal government has the authority to detain migrants indefinitely while their legal status is being determined . Read More »

Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

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The district court judges ruled the current maps favor Republican candidates to the point where twelve Democratic plaintiffs who filed a 2015 lawsuit are being deprived of their constitutional rights by having to cast "wasted ballots". "I am pleased that the Court granted our request on this important issue". "There's enough of an emphasis now on this rather arcane process that the Supreme Court has finally got to dip their toe into this and make some sort of decision". Read More »

With hugs and praise, Narendra Modi and Donald Trump strike rapport

Briefing reporters on the meeting, Foreign Secretary, S Jaishankar said counter-terrorism was a major issue that was discussed between Trump and Modi during the day. "I appreciate India's efforts in Afghanistan", Trump said. "This was really an occasion for us to send a message that India was a reliable dependable partner, that was fully reciprocated on the American side", he said. Read More »

Missing child alert issued for Polk County boy

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Donovan's mother was found dead in Orlando June 17 at the Econo Lodge hotel on South Orange Blossom Trail. Orange County detectives have not released the cause of death for Amber Elizabeth Carruthers, 32, but they have classified her death as a homicide. Read More »

Senate GOP Tweak Health Care Bill Ahead Of Potential Vote

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The 49-page report from Congress's nonpartisan budget oversight arm is likely to make it hard for the bill to pass easily through the Senate, as GOP lawmakers had hoped it might perhaps as soon as this week. Most of the disgruntled senators have left the door open to backing the measure if it's changed. GOP leaders in the Senate are not negotiating with party holdouts on health care, Sen. Read More »

Dominant New Zealand seal America's Cup success

A dominant Emirates Team New Zealand claimed global sport's oldest trophy by 7-1 in Bermuda's Great Sound, with 26-year-old Peter Burling becoming the youngest helmsman to win sailing's biggest prize. Sports Minister Jonathan Coleman said he also hoped to see the next America's Cup hosted in New Zealand, but that was for Team NZ to decide. We knew one or the other would have to win.”. Read More »

Air Force Thunderbird flips on landing in Ohio

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However, the Thunderbirds have elected to cancel Saturday's 3:10 p.m. EDT performance, and will decide later regarding Sunday's show. "Our first priority is taking care of our Thunderbird teammates and ensuring future safety" said Thunderbirds commander Lt. Read More »

Gov. Rick Scott Signed Bill Approving Medical Marijuana

He signed all four bills that passed during the special session. The new law outlines licensing for 10 new companies as growers by October, which would increase the statewide total to 17. Previously he was seen with Trump's strategist Roger Stone , who is close to the Trump administration, and has acted as something of a medical marijuana ambassador - with the hope that it would be decriminalized under President Trump. Read More »

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Marlins send SS Adeiny Hechavarria to Rays for prospects

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This is mostly about saving money for the Marlins - who are paying Hechavarria $4.35 million this season - and getting back a couple of prospects who could help down the road. Louis Cardinals at Marlins Park on May 9. He's hitting.277 this season, though, which is better than his career.255 average. He played 41 games with the Jays before being included in the massive trade that saw Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and Jose Reyes all head to Toronto. Read More »

Schumer knew Trump wasn't under investigation when he claimed he was

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Lahren says over images of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey and Robert Mueller. "And on top of all that, he then implied he made Comey tell the truth about their conversations, seemingly verifying Comey's account which is incredibly damaging to the president", he continued. Read More »

Shedrick Jackson, Bo's nephew, commits to Auburn

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Shedrick Jackson is the nephew of 1985 Heisman Trophy victor and former Auburn running back Bo Jackson. Shedrick Jackson was a key factor in Hoover's state championship run last fall, as he caught 43 passes for 661 yards and three touchdowns for an offense that averaged 28 points per game. Read More »

Is a Supreme Court justice about to retire?

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Trump seeks to halt visits from residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days so his administration can review the screening procedures for visa applicants from those countries. The court's opinion explained the kinds of relationships people from the six countries must demonstrate to obtain a US visa. Before taking their long summer break, the Supreme Court justices are poised to act on the Trump administration's travel ban and a separation of church and state ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier: Mass funeral for student jailed in N Korea

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They heard stories about his life, rap music he listened to and his habit of shopping for sweaters at thrift stores. The service, which lasted a little less than an hour, concluded with Warmbier's casket being carried out as a bag-piper played the spiritual Going Home. Read More »

Southeastern Colorado town cleaning up after tornadoes, hail

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Clean-up and damage assessment is underway in Baca County after tornadoes, strong winds, and hail storms tore through the area. Stay with your StormTracker 13 team for further updates. Baca County Sheriff David Campbell says the county sounded its tornado sirens and activated an automatic telephone call to residents warning them of possible tornadoes. Read More »

Bangladesh marks Eid al-Fitr

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Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated with religious fervour and enthusiasm in various parts of the country today. The festival marked the end of Islamic holy month of Ramadan. It is hoped that they are able to maintain this same lifestyle in the other eleven months of the year since the Allah they served in the month of Ramadan is the same Allah today and forever. Read More »