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Handel first female GOP rep elected to Congress in Georgia

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday despite the fact that his campaign received unprecedented funding from the deeply liberal state of California . And Democrats have a target-rich environment for next year's midterms, starting with 23 Republican-held districts where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won a majority of the vote. Read More »

Representative Scalise, wounded in shooting, in fair condition - hospital

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The statement released from MedStar Washington Hospital Center Wednesday said Scalise "continues to make good progress". Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people injured in the altercation, and the shooter, James T. "The American Hospital Association says a person is in fair condition when the vital signs are stable and within normal limits; the patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable; and indicators are favorable". Read More »

Louisville's 2013 title hinges on report to NCAA

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The University of Louisville launched an internal investigation into the claims and notified the NCAA; it later imposed a punishment on itself, banning the basketball team from postseason play in the 2015-16 season. Katina Powell , the self-described former escort at the center of the scandal , and McGee will not be criminally charged after a grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky , declined to return an indictment against either party because of the lack of sufficient credible ... Read More »

Republican Senators Say They're Opposed to the GOP Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans' health care bill , long-awaited and shrouded in secrecy throughout its crafting, was revealed Thursday with hopes for a vote on the measure in short order. Some of the key issues that lawmakers are most concerned about include Medicaid reform, regulatory waivers, the state stability fund and tax credits. Read More »

Shooter of GOP lawmakers in Va. acted alone, no terror threat

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Adrift and almost out of money after three months of living out of his van in the Washington area, the gunman who shot a top House Republican and four other people on a Virginia baseball field didn't have any concrete plans to inflict violence on the Republicans he loathed, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Wednesday. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy turns deadly approaching Gulf Coast

Later on Thursday, Cindy should weaken to a tropical depression and become a remnant low, the National Hurricane Center said on its latest advisory. The Coast Guard lowered a dewatering pump to help pump out the boat and then escorted it safely back to Freeport, TX. Rain chances hover around 40 percent, one of the lowest chances the area has seen lately, and highs are expected to reach the low 90s. Read More »

USA lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

Some on the left, however, from the earliest days of Mr. Warmbier's captivity, have chosen to caricature him as a reckless privileged white frat boy who somehow deserved his fate. Wyoming City Schools released a statement saying it was "deeply saddened" by his death. Fred Warmbier, the student's father, has said he does not believe this account. Read More »

UK interior minister: Britain facing a new phase of terror

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She said more must be done to tackle extremists who seek to "radicalise and weaponise" young people in the UK. "Doing more also means asking hard questions about what has gone wrong", she said. Ms Rudd added: "We must do more to defeat ideologies of hatred by turning people's minds away from violence and towards pluralistic British values". Read More »

TS Cindy bringing heavy rains, storms to Gulf Coast

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The swimmers entered the water even though Panama City Beach was flying double-red flags, warning of risky conditions and extremely rough surf. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch valid until 10 p.m. Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. The storm formed Tuesday and was expected to make landfall some time late Wednesday or early Thursday. Read More »

Republicans ready to reveal plan to reshape Obamacare

Senate Republicans have negotiated their version of Trumpcare in near total secrecy, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is insisting on a vote before the July 4th holiday. But one of the bill's thorniest issues will likely come in how it deals with Medicaid , the government program that helps low-income Americans access health insurance. Read More »

Russian-Linked Hackers Targeted Up to 21 States in 2016 Election

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Voting systems in 21 states were targeted by Russian hackers during the 2016 US presidential election, American officials told the US Congress during a hearing on Wednesday (21 June). Despite advocating for more transparency on Russian hacking, Warner has called for the prosecution of the alleged leaker the government claims helped release information about Russian cyber operations targeting US election infrastructure. Read More »

Jury acquits former United States cop in fatal shooting of black man

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According to a report by HuffPost previous year, only 13 officers were convicted of murder or manslaughter in fatal on-duty shootings from 2005 to 2015. Smith , who was armed with a handgun, ran away from the officers when he saw them exit their squad auto. But Smith was defenseless on the ground when Heaggan-Brown shot Smith a second and final time, Chisholm said. Read More »

2 adults, 1 child killed in southern Illinois vehicle crash

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According to Illinois State Police, a 2001 Volvo tractor trailer was going southbound on I-57, approaching the 32.5 mile marker and a 2002 GMC Yukon was going northbound in the southbound lane of I-57 approaching mile marker 32.5. Police have not yet released the names of those involved, but say charges are pending. Three passengers in his SUV were killed. The driver of the semitrailer refused medical treatment on scene; that driver has not yet been identified by ISP. Read More »

Father and Son Hikers Die in Stifling National Park

State Police were notified Monday afternoon after Pluta's wife says she had been unable to contact her husband or son for days. Investigations were conducted to find the father and son; searchers with the U.S. New Mexico State Police spokesman Officer Carl Christiansen said the two will be taken to the state's Office of the Medical Investigator so they can identify the reason behind the death. Read More »

Sanders, deputy press secretary, dodges questions of White House promotion

Spicer first discussed the blowback he received for Monday's no audio, no video briefing that caused CNN's Jim Acosta to blow a gasket (but let's be honest, he frequently does this at briefings or Trump press conference). But when pushed to say whether she'd accept the post if President Trump asked, she indicated that she would. So days in which the President was speaking, we would generally do an off-camera gaggle. Read More »

Police release dashcam video of chickenshit fuck Jeronimo Yanez killing Philando Castile

The shooting death of Philando Castile happened last July during a traffic stop. Yanez fired seven shots total, hitting Castile five times . Reynolds can be heard screaming inside the vehicle as the shooting occurs. "Are you kidding me right now?" Reynolds is then heard yelling "he's not pulling it out!" That video, seen around the world, became an important optic in the national debate on police shootings. Read More »

Fmr. DHS Secy.: 'That's A Fact' Russian Government 'Orchestrated Cyber Attacks'

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Intelligence agencies have concluded hackers stole information from the phishing operation and provided it to WikiLeaks seeking to impact the US presidential election. He said the Russian hackers found known vulnerabilities in state systems by "simple scanning", which he compared to someone "walking down the street to see if you are home". Read More »

2 badly decomposed bodies discovered in Ohio home

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They are nearly certain the victims are Regina Capobianco, 49, who was reported missing one month ago, and John Mann, 65, who owned the home. Parma Heights Police Capt. The home was her last known address. After getting a warrant and securing the scene, they located a second body inside the home. Police were searching for Capobianco because she was in need of heart medication. Read More »

Minnesota residents warned of poison hemlock

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Poison hemlock is spreading in parts of southeastern Minnesota, prompting warnings that people avoid touching the toxic flowering weed and get immediate emergency help if it's ingested. If a person may have ingested poison hemlock, Minnesota Poison Control should be called immediately at 1-800-222-1222. Anyone who thinks they see the plant is asked to take a picture and contact their local University of Minnesota Extension office. Read More »

Family of man charged in Wichita girl's rape express 'shock'

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Corbin Breitenbach , 23, appeared in court on Tuesday after allegedly strangling and sodomising the child, unknown to him, in a Wichita condo in the early hours of 11 June, according to The Wichita Eagle . The statement was left on the voicemail of an Eagle reporter. On the night of the alleged attack, Breitenbach's girlfriend told Kansas.com he'd been at a birthday party and "had a little bit to drink". Read More »

North Korea warns South against 'following psychopath Trump'

During his detention, details of Warmbier's condition remained unknown to his family and USA officials. "No conclusions about the cause and manner of Mr. The nation has stepped up its weapons program this year, staging daring missile tests, provocative live fire drills and elaborate military parades, in an effort to intimidate its enemies. Read More »

Off-duty officer, suspect hurt in police shooting

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When the three suspects noticed the officers, they drove away. Authorities used spike strips to stop the vehicle. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital early Thursday, Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said the off-duty officer had come out of a home to help after the stolen vehicle stopped nearby, and was hit in the crossfire between officers and suspects who had been in the auto. Read More »

Cindy downgraded to tropical depression, but threat isn't over

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Cindy is expected to dump more rain Thursday and Friday as it moves north. "But it's also a reminder that it only takes one intense storm in your areas to change the trajectory of your credit union". State offices in five regions of Louisiana remained closed Thursday. A state of emergency was declared in Alabama and Louisiana Wednesday, and portions of the Gulf Coast are under tornado watches and flash flood watches and warnings associated with Cindy. Read More »

Republicans to unveil Obamacare replacement

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to push the measure through the Senate next week. No Democrats are expected to support the bill . Mr McConnell was unveiling his plan even as Republican senators from across the party's political spectrum complained about the package and the secretive, behind-closed-doors meetings he used to draft a measure reshaping the country's medical system, which comprises one-sixth of the U.S. Read More »