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Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe The existence of the Russian intelligence memo was first disclosed in April by The New York Times , which said it played a role in Comey's decision previous year to bypass the normal chain of command and make a public announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not recommending criminal charges against Clinton. [Full Article...]

Rep. Steve Scalise listed in fair condition, hospital says

Rep. Steve Scalise listed in fair condition, hospital says A US official told CBS News that James Hodgkinson , the Alexandria shooter, had a list of names including GOP Reps. Others injured in the shooting include two Capitol Police officers, Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner; Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods; and Zach Barth, a legislative correspondent for Rep. [Full Article...]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 pm for northern IN counties

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 pm for northern IN counties A severe T-storm warning is also in effect for Dane, Rock and Jefferson counties until 3:45 p.m. Winds about 60 miles per hour and quarter-sized hail are possible. Monday night: Partly cloudy, low around 55. Since June 1, Grand Rapids only has received 0.24 inches of rain - normal is 1.8 inches at this point. Also: LaGuardia Airport in N.Y. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court is right to uphold freedom of speech

Supreme Court is right to uphold freedom of speech Legally speaking, the court views it as free speech, protected by the First Amendment, Graber said , and he wouldn't be surprised to see some people try to take advantage. The trademark office for years raised no concerns about the name of the Washington Redskins NFL team, registering the name in 1967, 1974, 1978 and 1990. [Full Article...]

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive As for Gorsuch's investiture ceremony, there will probably be no explicit talk of Trump's travel ban but the controversial executive order will surely loom large nonetheless. Lawsuits by Hawaii and Maryland challengers argued that the order violated federal immigration law and a section of the Constitution's First Amendment, which prohibits the government favouring or disfavoring any particula... [Full Article...]

FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter

When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. The rifle blast to Scalise's left hip, as he stood near second base, caused "substantial damage" to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. [Full Article...]

Crooked Hill Road exit sign altered to read Crooked Hillary

Along with "Killary", which came into existence over the Benghazi scandal that many held then-Secretary of State Clinton responsible for, " Crooked Hillary " was quickly adopted by her detractors during the contentious campaign leading up to the 2016 presidential election after Trump repeatedly coined it. [Full Article...]

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Mo Brooks (R-AL), Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC), and Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ). Democrats said they have also seen a rise in the number of threatening phone calls their offices have received in recent months. "But for now, the members of the congressional baseball team have made the decision to go forward with tonight's game, which will be played for charity", he said. [Full Article...]

Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre' Injured Capitol Hill Police officer David Bailey throws out a ceremonial first pitch with Joe Torre , MLB's Chief Baseball Officer, right, watching, before the Congressional baseball game, Thursday, June 15, 2017 , in Washington. "We are, as ever, awed by the tremendous bravery of the Capitol Police", House Speaker Paul Ryan said. But former majority leader Eric Cantor was the voice Scalis... [Full Article...]

VP Mike Pence hires outside counsel to deal with ongoing Russia probe

VP Mike Pence hires outside counsel to deal with ongoing Russia probe Pence hired outside legal counsel to deal with the ongoing investigations into possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Trump's campaign, the Washington Post reported on Thursday . Pence's outside counsel selection process has been going on for weeks, and there was no singular event that prompted his decision to hire an outside lawyer. [Full Article...]

San Francisco postal worker kills three in depot shooting

San Francisco postal worker kills three in depot shooting A San Francisco woman said she was riding a bus to work when she saw a group of workers streaming out of a UPS facility where an employee opened fire. One of the victims, a 46-year-old man who drives for UPS, succumbed to his injuries after he was shot multiple times while trying to help others escape. [Full Article...]

Texas congressman's staffer among those wounded in shooting

Congressman Williams was not shot, however a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Also at practice were U.S. Reps. Five members of the Texas delegation are listed on the team's roster: Republican representatives Joe Barton , of Ennis; Kevin Brady , of The Woodlands; Mike Conaway , of Midway and Roger Williams , of Austin and Democratic Rep. [Full Article...]

Senate suddenly bars reporters from filming senators in Capitol hallways

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar , D- Minn., said on Twitter that "This is no time for limiting press access in U.S. Senate". Left-wing sources have argued that the GOP instituted the change to prevent journalists from getting details on the health care bill lawmakers are now working on, as well as to generally further erode democracy and freedom of the press. [Full Article...]

Sessions wants his testimony open to public

Sessions wants his testimony open to public Whether the Attorney General will testify in public or behind closed doors is still unclear. That does not mean it would have been improper for Comey to keep a copy of them for himself. Sessions requested a public hearing, which will be encouraging to Democrats who demanded an open testimony, under oath. Comey's testimony last week revealed new avenues of inquiry that lawmakers are likely to p... [Full Article...]

South Korea says it will abide by United States missile defense agreement

This article appears consistent with remarks made by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during his New Year's address this year, when he said that "preparations for the test launch of an ICBM are in their final stage". He told reporters that France hopes the council will move ahead on a strong resolution that demands better implementation of existing sanctions and tougher new sanctions against ... [Full Article...]

White House says travel ban is 'fully lawful'

The administration has appealed another ruling against the ban to the Supreme Court, which is likely to consider the cases in tandem. They further acknowledged the White House's confirmation that Trump's tweets are official presidential statements. [Full Article...]

NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations

NSA chief, intelligence director won't comment on Trump conversations Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has declined to answer questions about this publicly. But each refused to discuss their conversations with the president. Rogers continued: "I have also answered that those conversations were classified". "I stand by the comments I made; I am not interested in repeating myself sir", Rogers said, before backing off after an awkward pause and saying: "... [Full Article...]

Man dies after being restrained by Texas deputy, her husband

Man dies after being restrained by Texas deputy, her husband A fight broke out in which the deputy's husband used the chokehold on Hernandez, and Hernandez died three days later after being taken to the hospital. He was really angry". Carroll played the video for reporters on Monday. At this point, the deputy will remain on active duty while the sheriff's office investigates the incident. [Full Article...]

Russian gang, gambling, bribery and chocolate trafficking

Russian gang, gambling, bribery and chocolate trafficking Almost three-dozen organized crime members were busted by federal authorities in Manhattan Wednesday for an odd mishmash of crimes - trafficking 5 tons of stolen chocolate as well as hordes of illegal cigarettes. Twenty-seven of the men charged are tied to the so-called Shulaya Enterprise, an organized crime group operating under the direction Razhden Shulaya and his alleged co-boss Zurab Dzhan... [Full Article...]

Powerball tickets sell fast as drawing nears

Powerball tickets sell fast as drawing nears The next drawing for the $435 million prize is June 10. The odds of picking the winning numbers to receive Powerball's grand prize are a lot to one. Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Players have roughly a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to win at least $ 1 million . [Full Article...]


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