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Body found at North Texas landfill ID'd as missing girl

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The department posted on Facebook Tuesday that Cargill went missing Monday night while walking her dog at a part near the Oak Creek Apartments. Her dog was later found tied to a fence at the nearby dog park. We will pursue every lead, leave no stone unturned, and bring the person or persons responsible for Kaytlynn's death to justice". The cause and manner of death are still under investigation. Read More »

Trump Tweets he has no James Comey recordings

He simply stated a fact. "I've seen the tweet about tapes ". A day earlier, Trump had fired Flynn after learning that the former aide lied to Vice President Mike Pence about his contacts with Moscow envoy, Sergey Kislyak. Trump had previously said he terminated Comey based on a recommendation from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Read More »

Grass fire in Vallejo burns 'multiple' homes

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A four-alarm vegetation fire sparked by a auto fire on Interstate Highway 80 near the Carquinez Bridge in Vallejo threatened homes and blocked traffic Thursday afternoon. Firefighters from Cal Fire, Fairfield, Cordelia, Vacaville, Benicia, Crockett and American Canyon responded to the wildland fire that also drew strike team crews, dozers, hand crews, an air attack and a full wildland response. Read More »

President Trump says he didn't tape conversations with Comey

And when Trump himself was asked about it at a news conference this month, he promised to answer the question at a time of his choosing. President Trump shakes hands with James Comey , then-director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, during a reception at the White House on January 22. Read More »

Karen Handel Hails Victorious in 6th District After Grueling Election

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff is interviewed by news organizations as he campaigns for Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Chamblee. In 2017, the first year of Donald Trump's presidency, there have been five congressional special elections, and as of last night, Republicans have now won four of them, including a key victory in a hard-fought race in Georgia. Read More »

Trump announces $200M apprenticeship initiative

Bobby Scott on the initiative, highlighting it as a "truly bipartisan issue". The order creates a task force to recommend ways to promote apprenticeships and require all federal agencies to evaluate their training programs - one official said that was "43 separate work force programs that are spread across 13 agencies that total $16.7 billion a year" - and consider how to consolidate the programs. Read More »

Online Bets On Possible Donald Trump Impeachment Drop In June

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But on the Sunday talk shows, his lawyer Jay Sekulow said that the president's Tweet was in response to a Washington Post story quoting unnamed sources and that the problem was Twitter's strict limit on characters. Himes says interviews are still being scheduled and documents being reviewed. Schiff said if the panel can't get an answer then he believes a subpoena will be needed. Read More »

In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

The Georgia special election was the most expensive congressional race in USA history. The outside money in the race became one of the most potent attacks by Handel, who was previously the Fulton County Commission chairwoman, the most populous area of the district that ultimately delivered decisive margins to help her finish off Ossoff. Read More »

Pelosi is living in her own little Democratic bubble

I thrive on competition; and I welcome the discussion. Fully one-third of Pelosi's 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and MA, not the crucial Heartland. Steele did, however, try to rile up the committee and got a standing ovation with calls to fire House Speaker Nancy Pelosi". The logjam at the top of the party has led to perennial grumbling among some younger members that the party's top brass should move on to make ... Read More »

Hassan: Senate Republicans' health care bill is 'heartless'

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It would also repeal virtually all the tax increases imposed by the Affordable Care Act to pay for itself, in effect handing a broad tax cut to the affluent, paid for by billions of dollars sliced from Medicaid, a health care program that serves one in five Americans, not only the poor but two-thirds of those in nursing homes. Read More »

Florida Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old panhandle girl

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Alanda might be in the company of William "Billy" Kavchak, authorities said. She is believed to be in extreme danger and was last seen at View Drive in Smyth County, Virginia. The auto has a dent in the right front bumper on the passenger side and the tail lights have plastic covers with silver lines. The tail lights of the auto have plastic covers with silver lines on them. Read More »

Trump Gloats About GOP Special Election Wins In Georgia And Beyond

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Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that ousting her "would be very bad for the Republican Party". The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats, who sought to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. Read More »

Four US Republican senators say they can not support healthcare bill

The bill, which was the Senate response to the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives in May, made several changes to the controversial House legislation. "Drafted in secret without bipartisan support or public input, this bill will threaten the health of hard-working Montana families in order to cut taxes for the wealthy", Bullock said. Read More »

Pride Flag Variation in Philadelphia Sparks Backlash in SF

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Make no mistake - there is still plenty of singing, dancing, and binge drinking to do, but swelling political and social anxiety - as well as the corporate ambitions Pride has taken on - add another dimension to the way in which we perceive this celebration . Read More »

2 guards killed by escaping inmates during Georgia transport

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Georgia's governor is committing to using every state resource necessary to capture two inmates who authorities say killed two guards and then fled. Meanwhile, some details of their violent escape emerged on Wednesday as state officials investigate whether more could have been done to secure the bus traveling to Jackson State Prison. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil healthcare bill

Democrats are roundly criticizing the Republican plan to scrap the Obama health care law. According to two Republicans in close contact with Senate GOP leadership granted anonymity to describe private conversations, McConnell is threatening to bring the bill to a vote next week even if he doesn't have the necessary votes. Read More »

Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

The Democrats expended vast amounts of money, celebrity, and political capital in support of Jon Ossoff , an attractive young candidate running in a district filled with high-income, highly educated voters. A super PAC backed by Ryan spent $7 million alone; the national GOP's House campaign arm added $4.5 million. Moulton is a 38-year-old Iraq war veteran elected to Congress in 2014. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil their version of the health care bill

The Washington Post , citing two GOP sources, said McConnell could bring the measure to a vote next week even if he doesn't have the votes, though some believe that he's just trying to press his colleagues to support the bill. McConnell said he wants a final vote by the end of this month. The measure would cut and revamp Medicaid, the health care program for lower-income and disabled people. Read More »

In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting

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Castile's death was live-streamed in a widely shared Facebook video , making it the latest in a string of high-profile police-involved shootings of unarmed black men. It captured what was said between the two men. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who met with black leaders on Wednesday, spoke of the video footage during a news conference, the Star Tribune reported . Read More »

Judge skeptical of anti-abortion group's bias claims

Because wait staff and other patrons could easily overhear a conversation in public, the parties cannot have what the law terms a "reasonable expectation of privacy" in those circumstances. Liberty Counsel is an worldwide nonprofit, litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. Read More »

Police search for shotgun missing from stolen police vehicle

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Police later recovered the Saturn not far from the officer's home, authorities said. Officers were alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle, and Spinney said they spotted it around 9 a.m. Chelmsford and Lowell K-9 units have been dispatched to aid in the search. Spinney added that is appears the detective was properly complying with all department rules. Read More »

Dominique Heaggan-Brown Acquitted in Shooting Death of Sylville Smith

Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a former Milwaukee police officer charged in a fatal shooting that sparked unrest in a predominantly black neighborhood where it happened last summer. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said, "We pursued it aggressively and we presented a strong case". The shot pierced Smith's lung and heart. Read More »

"No Nexus to Terrorism" in Congressional Baseball Shooting

Hodgkinson, an IL native, had been living in his vehicle in the Washington/Virginia area for some time. A storage locker rented by Hodgkinson in Alexandria, Virginia, was found to hold "a laptop computer, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a receipt for a November 2016 gun purchase and additional SKS rifle components". Read More »

Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'

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Under Obama's law, " many of those people would have gotten much more generous plans", she said. Republicans had been briefed on the plan behind closed doors. A vote would occur next week after budget analysts assess the package. He said no medical advocacy group in IL had endorsed the House measure, and Durbin predicted the results would be the same after people digested the 142-page GOP "draft legislation" released Thursday morning. Read More »