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Was gunman ready to head home before congressman's shooting?

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His social media pages were filled with angry rants about those taxes, Republicans, and specifically President Donald Trump, whom he called "a traitor". SUZANNE HODGKINSON: I had no idea this was going to happen, and I don't know what to say about it. The game raised more than a $1 million for charity Thursday night. Read More »

Verdict Announced On Philando Castile's Murder

St. Anthony officer Jeronimo Yanez , who is Latino, was acquitted of manslaughter on Friday. Castile had a licensed handgun on him, and Yanez shot him seven times. No charges were filed in that case. The St. Anthony department contracts with Falcon Heights to provide police protection. The review, still ongoing, includes an assessment of traffic stops and arrest demographics. Read More »

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations

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Hutchinson said he was glad Trump planned to keep the US embassy open in Cuba. The statement reiterates Cuba's commitment to "the necessary changes that we're making now as part of the updating of our socio-economic model", but says "they will continue being decided in a sovereign way by the Cuban people". Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to "phony" Russia story

And voila! Someone who wasn't a criminal goes to prison without forming any bad intent. President Donald Trump again decried the Russian Federation probe as a " witch hunt " in a Thursday morning tweet . Also Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley said his panel will investigate the removal of former FBI Director James Comey and "any alleged improper partisan interference in law enforcement investigations". Read More »

600 pounds of meth 'candy' seized at house in TX

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The Harris County Sheriff's Office (@HCSOTexas on Facebook) posted this photo showing piles of seized meth-laced candy, as well as some of the molds used to create the kid-friendly drugs. "A child picking them up is going to see them and think it's regular candy". A neighbor of the Houston-area home where lollipops were found called police to report a burglary, Lt. Read More »

Key hole at the US Open

TELEVISION: Saturday, 11 a.m.to 8 p.m. FOX. Casey, who had shot a six-under-par 66 on Thursday, came unstuck with a disastrous triple bogey eight on the 14th after teeing off on the 10th hole. It did this even in day-long, splashy sunshine. "The course was just drier", he said. "A tiny fraction more wind today". It was wonderful to see that there was, I felt, no knee-jerk reaction to yesterday's scores. Read More »

Cosby jury reviews accuser's testimony amid deliberations

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If convicted of the charges, Cosby faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison. Last week, Pulliam accompanied Cosby on the first day of his sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania. Agrusa pressed Constand about her inconsistent statements to police: she first said the assault took place at Cosby's house after a dinner at a restaurant with some high school students in March 2004. Read More »

Donald Trump confirms he's under investigation

First of all, this appears to be independent confirmation from the president that he is being investigated - presumably for obstruction of justice - as reported by the Washington Post this week. A day later, Mr. Rosenstein appointed Mr. Mueller , who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. Read More »

The nice things Trump and others said about Rod Rosenstein

In another posting Friday morning, Trump tweeted: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof". Trump had expressed the same outrage when Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed last month by the US Department of Justice to probe Russian meddling. Read More »

Almost 200 Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

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According to the clause, a president can not accept benefits "of any kind whatever from any King, Prince, or foreign State", unless he has "the Consent of the Congress ". "Indeed, he has taken the position that the Foreign Emoluments Clause does not require him to obtain such approval before accepting benefits arising out of exchanges between foreign states and his businesses". Read More »

Dow, DuPont merger wins US antitrust approval with conditions

Department of Justice (DOJ). The companies said that the assets they agreed to sell to win USA approval didn't go beyond what they had already agreed to with other jurisdictions. Lawmakers are speaking out about the Dow-Dupont approved merger. The combination of Dow and DuPont, coupled with other pending mergers, leaves family farmers with less competition and choice in the seed and agrichemical sectors, Johnson said. Read More »

Children Shot at Chicago School as Suspect Opens Fire on Teens

The hospital says the girls' families have asked that no details about their conditions be released. The shooting occurred at Warren Elementary School. Authorities also want to speak with the targets of the gunfire, he said. The Chicago school year ends Tuesday. "Our schools are secure". They were both taken to Comer Children's Hospital and their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. Read More »

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7B

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It's a surprising business move that has undoubtedly been in the works for quite some time , but it was just announced on Friday. Amazon has been trying to dip its toes into grocery sales for years. Mackey has referred to Whole Foods as his "baby". However, Whole Foods does not have access to Instacart's financial numbers and analytics. "Not only does it give them a great brand, not only does it give them the 365 private label brand , but also it now gives them real estate to ... Read More »

Doctors: Scalise arrived at hospital in 'imminent risk of death'

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The Congressional Baseball Game, an annual tradition, went on as planned Thursday. "It's about Republicans and Democrats". Many on the Republican side were fresh from the horror of the ballfield shooting rampage a day earlier. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. Republicans and Democrats sat in different parts of the park - fans could state their party preference when buying tickets. Read More »

Trump Officially Under Investigation

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Mark Warner of Virginia, the top two members of the panel, said after the meeting Thursday that Coats was speaking to the committee to "clear up a number of questions" after he testified in an open session last week. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she is concerned that Trump might try to fire both Rosenstein and Mueller. Trump took to his Twitter account Thursday morning to denounce the report. Read More »

List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

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And there's no evidence so far that they were purchased illegally. The gunman who critically wounded a Republican congressman during a shooting rampage at a baseball field was described by neighbors Wednesday as "obnoxious" about politics and "reckless" with his firearms. Read More »

Arts funding attack-these may be last NEA grants

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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Telling Room in Portland will receive $10,000 to support the Young Writers and Leaders Program. As many as 20 ME communities will create a unique performance event that reflects their particular perspective on a USA historical event or theme. Read More »

Officer who shot Philando Castile found not guilty

Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines suggest around four years is more likely. January 4: Ramsey County District Court Judge William Leary III, who is white, is assigned to preside over Yanez's manslaughter trial. He added, "We're happy jury went our way". Read More »

Dems defeat GOP in baseball game, give trophy to Scalise

Capitol Hill Democrats have a 3-2 lead in the 2017 Congressional Baseball Game , an annual tradition that has taken on renewed importance in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. Richmond compared Scalise to a "little Chihuahua" because he is "very persistent and strong", adding that he would miss the Republican's banter at the game. Read More »

Girlfriend Who Texted Boyfriend To Kill Himself Guilty Of Manslaughter

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Carter , who chose to have a judge hear the case over a jury, was 17 when she sent Roy dozens of messages urging him to take his own life. Can a text cause a death? But she was communicating with him the whole time through texts and phone calls, encouraging him to go through with his suicide , as she had been doing for weeks before his death. Read More »

Newt Gingrich: Trump Cannot Obstruct Justice

His comments sparked pushback on Twitter, with many noting that Gingrich had voted to impeach former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonGingrich: A president "cannot obstruct justice" Trump probe puts spotlight on Justice's No. "Mueller is surrounding himself with people that are conducting a witch hunt", said Gingrich. "Mueller is now clearly the tip of the deep state spear aimed at destroying or at a minimum undermining and crippling the Trump presidency", Gingrich tweeted Thursday. Read More »

Minnesota officer acquitted in shooting of Philando Castile

Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , was with him in the auto when Castile was fatally shot by Yanez. In a Facebook post after the shooting, then-President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, shared the "anger, frustration and grief" many Americans feel. Read More »