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James Blake agrees not to sue NYC in exchange for fellowship

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Tennis star James Blake withdrew his notice of claim against the City of NY, almost two years after he was tackled by a plainclothes police officer who wrongly identified Blake as a suspect in a credit card fraud ring. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. As Blake waited for a auto to take him to the U.S. Open, a plain-clothes officer ran toward the former tennis player and slammed him to the pavement, then cuffed him. Read More »

NY Legislature set to adjourn, with no deal on NYC schools

Flanagan has refused to pass an extension unless the cap is lifted on the number of charter schools permitted in the city. The Legislature could stay in session for the rest of the week and reach an agreement or it could come back for a special session at some point. Read More »

Trump's approval rating drops to 36% on handling of Russia investigation

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The results have a margin of error of 4 percent. However, the actual data from Rasmussen Poll suggests that Trump's claims are false. However, its disapproval rating of 55 percent was closer to other poll results . Voters in the most recent tracking poll said that Trump hasn't healed the divisions in the country, with 59 percent saying the country has become more divided while just 10 percent say it has become less divided. Read More »

Steve Scalise Making 'Good Progress' After Shooting, Hospital Says

Residents and city officials are determined both to see that the high-profile shooting attack June 14 does not define the community, and to see tonight's Little League games as a milestone in that effort. Roger Williams, R-Texas. The Louisiana Republican underwent multiple surgeries, having received multiple blood transfusions after suffering blood loss. Read More »

Excessive heat hits southwest US

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The high heat , which the National Weather Service has warned about since last week , stretches into parts of California. Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117 (47 Celsius ) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy heads toward Gulf Coast

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Tropical storm conditions are affecting portions of the northern Gulf of Mexico coast over the eastern part of the warning area. The storm system was less than 150 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, but was already bringing severe weather to some of the areas near the gulf. Read More »

Road rage led to bat attack, Muslim teen's death

The authorities in Fairgax Country believed it was a hate crime and said they could file appropriate charges if they later find out that the crime was motivated by hate. Here's what we know: Hassanen was reported missing at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, when she and a group of friends were attacked with a baseball by a masked aggressor who leaped out of his truck after an "altercation" in the street, according to the police. Read More »

How did Otto Warmbier die?

He said he spoke with Warmbier's parents, adding it's "incredible what they've gone through" and that the student "should have been brought home a long time ago". Tensions between the USA and North Korea have been at an all time high since Trump was sworn into office. At a January news conference in Manhattan, he said, "As far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation". Read More »

Police Blame Road Rage For Murder Of Muslim Teen In Virginia

Joshua Salaam, chaplain at the ADAMS Center, told a press conference Tuesday that the mosque has faith in the police investigation. Lamia Sarver of McLean said the tragedy hits home because she has a daughter Nabra's age. The teens scattered, but, police said, the suspect caught up with them in a nearby parking lot, got out of his vehicle and allegedly chased after them with a baseball bat. Read More »

Plans to sue President Trump over allegedly taking foreign government payments

KARL RACINE: Never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements or a president who refused to adequately distance themselves from their holdings. Racine said he hopes the lawsuit will prompt Republicans in Congress and Trump to take steps that the suit is asking the court to take. The Maryland and D.C. Read More »

Puerto Rico votes for USA statehood, but to little avail

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Some 97.18 percent of the people who voted in Sunday's non-binding referendum said they want to become part of the United States, the State Elections Commission (CEE) commission announced . The final decision lies in the hands of the USA congress. Ricardo Rossello said Sunday that the island has sent a strong and clear message to U.S. Read More »

Disclosure report shows government business is good business for Donald Trump

The hotel opened just down the street from the White House last September. Revenues at Mr Trump's private club in Florida , Mar-a-Lago, dubbed the "Winter White House", jumped from the prior year's $US29.8 million to $US37.3 million. president. His incomes from many other hotels remained unchanged. Trump has earned $11 million from the Miss Universe pageant which he sold in 2015. Read More »

Thousands Walk To Slain Muslim Teen's Funeral In Virginia

Virginia detectives say the beating death of a teenage Muslim girl appears to have been a case of road rage , but the case has left doubt among Islamic leaders who say it looks too much like a hate crime. "It's racism. Getting killed because she's Muslim". Chaudry said that when a Muslim commits a crime, officials are quick to brand it an act of terror, but when the perpetrator is not Muslim, cops approach it differently. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear major case on political boundaries

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Courts have rejected district election maps on grounds they were drawn outlandishly to disadvantage minority voters. Today (Monday), the US Supreme Court agreed to take on a case with the potential to dramatically affect the future elections in the country. Read More »

Senate Republicans Push to Reach Health Deal

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Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tennessee (r), with Democratic Sen. While much of the country is focused on Trump's exploding collusion scandal, the GOP is inching ever closer to passing the House's calamitous health care legislation. That's what I'm saying. The AHCA was projected by the Congressional Budget Office to cause 23 million fewer people to have insurance over the next decade compared to Obamacare, and found that premiums would skyrocket for people with pre-existing conditions ... Read More »

Chief: Police testing for sex assault of slain Virginia teen

Alsalti says Hassanen's slaying hits close to home because he has a sister around her age who looks "just like her". Thousands of mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a 17-year-old Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety. Read More »

Vermont governor, top lawmakers promote teacher health deal

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He added, "When I vetoed H.509 and the Budget, I said that I believed in the merits of my proposal and thought we could reach a resolution - which we have". Also late Wednesday, the House decided it not suspend rules to take up marijuana legalization, likely meaning the issue is shelved until January. "What's the hurry?" asked Rep. Read More »

Tracking Tropical Storm Cindy: Louisiana prepares for landfall

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Forecasters at the NHC have issued tropical storm warnings from San Luis Pass, TX, to the Alabama-Florida border. Afternoon highs will be in the low and mid-90s through the end of the week and the weekend. "Central Louisiana and east Texas will see the stronger winds more likely tonight". The heaviest rains are expected in an area that includes the port city of Mobile, Alabama, and the cities of Pascagoula and Biloxi in Mississippi. Read More »

At slain Muslim teen's funeral, mourners say 'it could have been me'

A funeral prayer service for Nabra Hassanen , the Muslim teen who was attacked and killed early Sunday near a Virginia mosque, will be held Wednesday. "We'd like to hear from the witnesses to the initial attack as to whether they heard any biased statements", Hooper said. It appears the suspect became so enraged over the traffic dispute it escalated into deadly violence. Read More »

Canadian accused of stabbing Flint airport officer appears in court

Christinne Muschi/Reuters Police investigators talk outside the home of Amor Ftouhi in Montreal on Wednesday. The witness also saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground. "I'd say we are feeling relieved that he's in stable condition". According to a criminal complaint , Ftouhi yelled in Arabic "Allahu akbar" (God is greatest) before stabbing Lieutenant Jeff Neville of the airport's Department of Public Safety. Read More »

Cindy rolls through Gulf with one known fatality

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The storm was headed northwest at 10 miles per hour. Heavy rain and the possibility of unsafe flooding in flood-prone areas poses the largest threat. Tornadoes are also possible, forecasters said, from the western Florida Panhandle across the southern parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Cindy could bring as much as 6 to 9 inches of rain, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle through Thursday, ... Read More »