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Schumer Wants All-Senate Gathering on Health Care

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That was an extraordinary slap at legislation that Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., guided through the House and that Trump himself had championed and praised at a Rose Garden ceremony. Said Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat: "The president had a celebration when the bill passed". Some Senate Republicans are trying to fix that problem by making sure that no one can see their repeal effort. Read More »

Muslim Teenager Murdered Close to Virginia Mosque

Martinez, a Sterling resident, was in his auto when he got into a dispute with the girl and a group of her friends as they walked back from a McDonald's restaurant following prayers at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque , known as ADAMS , police said . Read More »

Congressional animosity began with Newt Gingrich

Isn't that why Trump considered reappointing Mueller as Federal Bureau of Investigation director? He walks a delicate line that has served him well so far. By being investigated, Trump joins a list of esteemed leaders of the free world including Bill Clinton, Richard Nixon, and Andrew Jackson. On the Friday of the investigation, Gingrich told Fox News' Sean Hannity: "They're going to get somebody". Read More »

Law on Offensive Trademarks Declared Unconstitutional

Yet they've faced a slew of legal challenges from Indian groups decrying their name as racist, as well as mounting public pressure to change their name. Justice Anthony Kennedy expressed skepticism at the government's argument that trademarks are commercial speech that do not express ideas. Regardless, they felt that a ban on disparaging trademarks was a form of viewpoint discrimination, which is clearly forbidden under the First Amendment. Read More »

Mother of Muslim Teen: Metal Bat Used to Kill My Girl

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Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, was arrested and charged with murder on Sunday. Police say they believe Martinez Torres acted alone and say they are not looking for other suspects. Mohmoud Hassanen, 60, was calm but sombre as he recalled his daughter Nabra, 17, who loved fashion and music and had been a volunteer helping homeless people. Read More »

US Supreme Court examines partisan gerrymandering

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Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts (R) and associate Justice Neil Gorsuch are joined by Louise Gorsuch during his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington , U.S., June 15, 2017. "Wisconsin lawmakers have maintained that our state's redistricting process and legislative maps are legal and constitutional, and we look forward to the Court's final decision , which we are confident will affirm our position", Vos and Fitzgerald said. Read More »

Special Counsel Expands Russia Probe To Include Trump, Reports Say

FBI Director James Comey was abruptly fired by the president on May 9, and Mueller was appointed special counsel by the Justice Department to continue an independent investigation. "Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous 'officials, ' particularly when they do not identify the country - let alone the branch or agency of government - with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated". Read More »

Supreme Court holds up on redrawing WI districts

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The supreme court has been willing to invalidate state electoral maps on the grounds of racial discrimination, as it did on 22 May, when it found Republican legislators in North Carolina had drawn two districts to diminish the statewide political clout of black voters. Read More »

Justices could consider fight over electoral maps

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In 2012, Republicans won 53% of the vote but 72% of the House seats in states where they drew the lines. The Supreme Court had discussed the case at its June 8 and June 15 conferences, according to the court's docket on the case. It also creates a new per-pupil funding formula for the state's 286 local school districts to provide more funds to programs for low-performing students. Read More »

Justices could take up high-stakes fight over electoral maps

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Republicans are the most frequent beneficiaries, largely because their success around the country in the 2010 elections let them draw numerous current maps. As has so often been the case in recent years, it may all come down to Justice Anthony Kennedy. He said that leaves plenty of time before a June filing deadline for state legislative races. Read More »

Law Banning Offensive Trademarks Unconstitutional

The Obama administration then appealed to the Supreme Court. [N] o matter how the point is phrased, [the] unmistakable thrust [of the government's argument] is this: The Government has an interest in preventing speech expressing ideas that offend. Read More »

Russian Federation threatens to target coalition planes in Syria

RUSSIA'S Defence Ministry warned yesterday, following the United States downing of a Syrian Su-22 fighter-bomber, that it will treat USA coalition planes west of the Euphrates river as targets . Russian Federation has fighter aircraft, air defense weapons and other military assets in Syria in support of President Bashar Assad's government. Read More »

The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

During a later appearance on Fox News Sunday , Sekulow conceded that he could not say with absolute certainty that Trump is not being investigated because he cannot read the mind of special counsel Robert Mueller . Sekulow said Trump "thought it was in the best interest of the American people" to fire Comey. Sekulow stressed repeatedly that Trump is not under investigation . Read More »

Muslims skeptical about 'road rage' in Virginia girl's death

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A teenage Muslim girl killed near a Virginia mosque was an apparent victim of "road rage" and her death is not being investigated as a hate crime , police said on Monday. Torres has been charged with murder. Less than two hours after the incident, Fairfax County police arrested Torres in a traffic stop after an officer noticed what he believed to be the vehicle involved in the incident. Read More »

Government Can't Refuse Disparaging Trademarks, Supreme Court Rules

A federal appeals court had sided with the Slants in 2015, saying First Amendment protects "even hurtful speech that harms members of oft-stigmatized communities". "After an excruciating legal battle that has spanned almost eight years, we're beyond humbled and thrilled to have won this case at the Supreme Court", Tam said in a statement on Facebook. Read More »

Some workers returning to mill complex where plant exploded

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Reyes was a pack operator at Didion, according to the statement. Our condolences go out to the Reyes family. "We ask for continued prayers as we go through this hard time", reads the statement from Didion. Didion safety officer Kurt Baird told the board that they plan to demolish the damaged area and rebuild. The company's corn products are used in brewing beer as well as in making chips, breakfast cereals, bathroom moldings, steel and ethanol. Read More »

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque; man arrested

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Several teenagers, including Hassanen, were walking from an IHOP restaurant when a man in a auto confronted them, according to police. "With regard to this case, I am confident justice will be served", she said at the news conference. "What investigators told the father and the mother, he hit her in the head and put her in the auto and he threw her in the water", said family friend and spokesperson Abas Sherif . Read More »

Jared Kushner Could Be Facing Jail Time

However, Mueller's investigation is in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear whether criminal charges will be brought when it is complete, U.S. officials familiar with the matter told The Washington Post on Thursday. Mueller's investigation is still in a relatively early phase, and it is unclear if any criminal charges will be brought when it is complete. It is the specialities of Mueller's team that is more likely to be a serious concern to the Trump camp, since they point to a ... Read More »

Justices say government can't refuse disparaging trademarks

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The Supreme Court declared on Monday that it is unconstitutional for the federal government to refuse to register trademarks that can be considered offensive, according to Politico . This could prove to be a big win for the Washington NFL team. "The justices unanimously agreed that The Slants " First Amendment rights were violated when the government claimed the right to control their speech in exchange for offering a trademark. Read More »

Four, including gunman, killed in San Francisco UPS facility shooting

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Wednesday's shooting prompted a massive police response in a neighbourhood near the California city's downtown area. According to the Washington Post , an official with a local Teamsters Union, Joseph Cilia, said that Lam had filed the grievance complaining about working excessive overtime in March. Read More »

Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

Darwin Martinez Torres , 22, was in his vehicle when he got into a dispute with the girl and a group of her friends before dawn on Sunday in Sterling, Virginia, about 30 miles (50 km) outside Washington, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Read More »

Investigation underway after 12-year-old found dead

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But little else has been made public about what happened to Naomi Jones between May 31 when she was last seen and Monday, when two fishermen found her body. that day - a cellphone conversation with a friend. "I will leave the why to the psychologists and the scriptwriters". Since receiving the report that Naomi was missing, the sheriff's office received a multitude of assistance. Read More »

Firefighters battle blaze in Big Bear

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San Bernardino County Sheriff officials have issued voluntary evacuations in the dump, Baldwin Lake and Tanglewood Campground. Hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail, which runs nearby, were warned to avoid the area . No homes were threatened, according to a federal Inciweb information page for the blaze, being called the Holcomb Fire. The weather in Big Bear is 85 degrees Monday afternoon with 10% relative humidity. Read More »