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USA court throws out case against 'Making a Murderer' convict

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The decision to overturn his conviction was upheld with a vote of 2-to-1 by a three-judge panel at the Chicago-based Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Thursday. Brendan Dassey could soon be a free man. The video also shows what appears to be detectives guiding Dassey to the answers they wanted. Dassey and Avery's cases found worldwide attention after they were featured in the documentary series in 2015. Read More »

A new development has been made in Brendan Dassey's case

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He was interrogated without a parent or lawyer present and in Thursday's 2-1 ruling, judges wrote that the "fact-feeding, the false promises, the manipulation of Dassey's desire to please, the physical, fatherly assurances" led to a confession that should not be considered voluntary. Read More »

Toomey upbeat about Senate health care bill amid protests

These bills would decimate Medicaid with more than $800 billion in spending cuts over a decade, weaken the Medicare trust fund, and leave tens of millions more people without insurance than under current law. Avik Roy is a physician and founder of the conservative Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", Obama said. Read More »

Christie pushes opioid money fight ahead of budget deadline

In a letter sent Thursday morning to state Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-West Deptford) and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Secaucus), the president of the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association , Scott Serota, threatened that the state's actions could lead to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey losing its BCBS brand. Read More »

University of Missouri Revokes Cosby's Honorary Degree

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At least 25 other schools across the country have similarly revoked honorary degrees and awards given to Cosby since almost 60 women accused him of drugging and raping them. After a six-day trial, a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial last week after the jury said it was deadlocked. Despite a Pennsylvania judge declaring a mistrial on Saturday in Cosby's trial for aggravated indecent assault for allegedly giving drugs to a staff member of the Temple University women's basketball ... Read More »

Celtics take scorer Jayson Tatum with No. 3 pick in draft

But here's where things get verrry interesting for Boston: The Celtics have a chance to take some of those young talents they just drafted and other pieces and turn them into gold. "I'm so grateful", Jackson said , "but (the Pelicans) weren't in my mind, to be honest". "There's nobody else I'd rather share it with than them". Read More »

Chances of DUP-Tory agreement described as 'very good'

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Power-sharing is key to the delicate balance of Northern Irish politics, so the fact that the British government is cosying up to the fervently unionist party has provoked unease. "We need to find a way of trying to maintain the status quo as best we can in the context of that very significant change". However, sources inside DUP cautioned not to take the deal for granted, noting that the talks had not proceeded in the way the party expected. Read More »

Senate Republicans' claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow

The 142 page bill certainly changes parts of Obamacare , but it's not a full repeal. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. In his post on Thursday, Obama notably echoed Trump's alleged assertion behind closed doors that the healthcare legislation passed by House Republicans in May was " mean ". Read More »

Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern

Dozens of disable activist stormed the Capitol today, some in wheelchairs and oxygen masks-at least 50 of them were arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. Instead, it entices people to voluntarily buy a policy by offering them tax credits based on age and income to help pay premiums. But this bill eliminates some of the taxes that are directly earmarked for Medicare", Chandler said, "and Medicare wasn't in good shape to begin with. Read More »

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

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Scientists also studied the effects of climate change on grizzly bears and their food sources, such as the nuts of whitebark pine trees, which are in decline. " Grizzly bears have met or exceeded recovery objectives since 2003 and have long warranted delisting", said Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R), who formally asked for the delisting in 2013. Read More »

Dead, 1 Arrested In Fatal Elm City Crash

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The crash between a motorcycle and a auto was reported at 11:12 p.m.in the area of Chapel and East streets. A witness at the scene told police the offending driver had fled to a nearby scrap yard, where he abandoned the vehicle and walked away, police said. Read More »

Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill

The group says the more gradual phase-out of Medicaid expansion now covering 400,000 Arizonans gives states more time to adjust. Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. Read More »

Could President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday night said that President Donald Trump has "no intention" of firing Robert Mueller , the special counsel in charge of the Russian Federation probe. Well, it appears that Ruddy was right all along - he pointed out after the fact that the White House never denied the claim - as the New York Times is now reporting that the president has indeed entertained the idea . Read More »

Supreme Court sides with immigrants over bad legal advice

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Madison . Chief Justice John Roberts , writing for the majority, said there was "substantial and uncontroverted evidence" that Lee would not have taken the plea deal. When Lee was deciding whether to accept the plea deal, Roberts observed, his most important consideration was whether he would be deported. Though the government calls it a near-certainty that Lee would be convicted at trial, earning himself a lengthier sentence as well as deportation, the Supreme Court reversed for ... Read More »

North Korea's state media denies torturing American student Otto Warmbier

The KCNA said the North dealt with Mr Warmbier, 22, according to domestic law and global standards. North Korea claimed Friday that it doesn't know why American college student Otto Warmbier's health was so poor that after months of imprisonment he ended up dying - and said it even revived him after his "heart was almost stopped". Read More »

Russia launches six cruise missiles at Islamic State installations in Syria

The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. Two weeks ago, a U.S F-15 destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near U.S-backed local forces. "We expect that it will be provided", he said. The row prompted the Australian government to announce that it would "temporarily" halt its airstrikes in Syria. Read More »

No. 1 NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz makes rookie mistake in Inst

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The Los Angeles Lakers used the second pick to select UCLA playmaking guard Lonzo Ball , who led college basketball in assists. Philadelphia went all out to get their man, trading their third overall pick plus a future first-round pick to the Boston Celtics to secure the Maryland native. Read More »

How the Senate health bill compares to House, Obamacare

It would offer less generous subsidies for people than Obama's law but provide billions to states and insurance companies to buttress markets that in some areas have been abandoned by insurers. "I will also continue to urge my Republican colleagues to work across the aisle to make needed fixes to the Affordable Care Act, not repeal it, so that more Americans have affordable, accessible healthcare". Read More »

North Korea Calls Itself the 'Biggest Victim' in Otto Warmbier's Death

The United States pressed China to exert more economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to help rein in its nuclear and missile programs during a round of high-level talks in Washington on Wednesday. Trump said Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that U.S. has "a very good relationship with China and I do like President Xi". "For example, we both agree that our companies should not do business with any United Nations -designated North Korean entities", said Tillerson - ... Read More »

United States pushing China to rein in companies that deal with NKorea

The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Trump has frequently praised Xi while resisting criticising Chinese trade practices. He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other U.S. citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was "murdered" by the North. Read More »

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

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The amount was disclosed on Friday in response to an open records request from the Associated Press , after the settlement was announced earlier this week but the financial details remained under wraps. They argued that the death of their son deprived them of financial support through his future potential wages. The settlement was approved on Tuesday by a U.S. Read More »

Dionne: Victory for GOP, not Trump

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She said she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump , he rarely was discussed by either candidate, and House Democrats were rattled that the attack ads casting the 77-year-old Pelosi as a San Francisco liberal proved so potent. Read More »

Justice Department backs Texas 'sanctuary city' law in court

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A federal court in San Antonio consolidated the cases, and a hearing in the case will be held next Monday. The state was sued over the measure last month, the day after Gov. The DOJ argued that the law is not at odds with the 10th or Fourth Amendment. AUSTIN - President Donald Trump 's administration on Friday sided with Texas in the lawsuit against sanctuary cities bill that cleared the Legislature as Senate Bill 4. Read More »

Remnants Of Cindy: Heavy Rain, Storms Expected In Middle Tennessee

Cindy , which made landfall on the Louisiana coast, has since been downgraded to a Tropical Depression. Meteorologists say a combination of two systems - remnants of former Tropical Storm Cindy and another storm front - could produce severe thunderstorms, flooding and damaging wind gusts particularly on Friday . Read More »

National Guard ready to assist as Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland

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Forecasters are trying to determine how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama as remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moved north from the Gulf Coast. In Alabama, Governor Kay Ivey also had declared a statewide emergency, citing National Weather Service forecasts for significant flash flooding possible through Thursday as tropical moisture moves northward into the state. Read More »