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National Trump calls Comey a liar
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Comey is unlikely to play any sort of direct role in the investigation now led by special counsel Robert Mueller , his predecessor as FBI director. Sen. Mark R. Warner (Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, called Comey's firing "ultimately shocking". Former FBI director James B.

Author: 0 Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

Yanez claimed Castile reached for his gun during the stop and did not listen to officer commands. The incident made headlines worldwide after Mr Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , live-streamed the aftermath on Facebook . The officer said, "Okay". It's hard to watch Yanez kill Castile and not empathize with his mother. Reynolds' daughter, who was in the backseat at the time, then exits through the passenger side, and the other officer picks her up and carries her out ...

National 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced, judges rule
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Dassey was serving a life sentence for helping his uncle, Steven Avery , murder Teresa Halbach . The judges' three-sentence judgment ordered Dassey freed unless Wisconsin elected to retry him within 90 days or appealed the ruling. Hamilton said, "We also should not lose sight of the most damning physical evidence: the bones of Teresa Halbach , broken and charred, buried in the ashes of Avery's burn pit".

National Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision
Author: 0 Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision

A lower court struck down the districts as unconstitutional a year ago. The case will be argued in the term that begins in October. The Supreme Court announced Monday it will consider if politically gerrymandered electoral maps in Wisconsin are unconstitutional, which could have a major impact on US elections.

National 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
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In exchange, prosecutors dropped a third charge, possessing a firearm while committing a crime of violence, which carried a maximum sentence of 15 years. He told the judge that he still needs security at the restaurant because of the " viscous web of lies " that has caused him to suffer financially and emotionally.

National US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection
Author: 0 US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection

According to the New York Times , Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke hailed the comeback of Yellowstone grizzlies as "one of America's great conservation successes; the culmination of decades of hard work and dedication on the part of state, tribal, federal and private partners ..." This is a developing story and will be updated .

National We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us
Author: 0 We should choose our politicians, rather than them choosing us

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a redistricting challenge from Wisconsin, but the arguments in that case are very similar to ones from a challenge against voter districts in North Carolina. Twelve Republican-dominated states have already lined up to support Wisconsin's Republicans in defending the 2011 maps. The issue has torn the court for decades.

Author: 0 Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has been linked to a three per cent increase in auto crashes compared to states that do not allow it, a new study has found. The agency says this is its first analysis of how legalized marijuana since 2014 affects accident claims. Insurance date on collision claims showed Colorado had 14 percent more crashes compared to surrounding western states, Washington had a 6 percent increase and OR was 4.5 percent ...

National Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues
Author: 0 Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues

The question about gun rights was asked as part of a separate Pew national survey, most recently conducted April 5 to 11, 2017, among 1,501 adults. That was one of several areas where people with and without guns differed on policies: Seventy-seven percent of people without guns said they favored banning assault-style weapons, while only 48 percent of gun owners did, and 74 percent of people without guns said that they favored banning high-capacity magazines, while only 44 percent of gun ...

National Motorcyclist kicks vehicle in road rage caught on camera
Author: 0 Motorcyclist kicks vehicle in road rage caught on camera

Cell phone video captures the moments when a motorcyclist kicks the side of a auto. The Nissan then swerves to the right, but the driver loses control of the vehicle and swings quickly back to the left, slamming into the center divider in front of the motorcyclist, who slows to avoid the crash.

National State Budget Gridlock Continues After First Day Of Costly Special Session
Author: 0 State Budget Gridlock Continues After First Day Of Costly Special Session

Meanwhile, Democrats say Republicans have been in attack mode. But Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan said the focus should be on Illinois' finances. Two other Democrats have raised over $1 million: Chris Kennedy, nephew of the late President John F. Kennedy, and state Sen. Sen. "We have stated unequivocally that a resolution to the governor's budget crisis-which has resulted in eight credit downgrades and tripled the state's debt-must be our top priority".

National Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey
Author: 0 Trump Confirms Being Investigated for Firing Ex-FBI Director Comey

Meanwhile there were unconfirmed reports that deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who has taken charge of the Russian investigation since attorney general Jeff Sessions recused himself, could step aside from the investigation. The order also demands that records be kept on any foreign travel by members of Trump's transition team and presidential campaign. The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

National US Election Had 21 States Targeted By Russian Hackers, US Officials Reveal
Author: 0 US Election Had 21 States Targeted By Russian Hackers, US Officials Reveal

Johnson said the election infrastructure needed to be designated as critical so the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS ) could better help states protect their systems. "I think at its root", Daniel said, "what Jeh [Johnson] is talking about is the fact that states need to invest more in their systems-everything from the security of the voting machines themselves to the security of the voter registration rolls to the reporting system".

National Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows

Impacts here in Acadiana still look to be the possibility of a heavy rain event for portions of western Acadiana, especially Calcasieu, Cameron, Jeff Davis and Vermilion parishes where 3-5 inches of rain could fall in the next couple days. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents Wednesday to remain alert, even though the National Weather Service had lifted a tropical storm warning in the city.

National Protests Erupt After Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile
Author: 0 Protests Erupt After Officer Cleared in Fatal Shooting of Philando Castile

Yes, the evidence indicates that Yanez was afraid for his life. Prosecutors countered that Yanez overreacted to a man who was no threat, and had options short of shooting. After the hour-long rally, protesters took to the streets . Ellison said in a statement the jury's verdict "re-opens old wounds, on top of the scars from past injustices that make so many Black Americans feel that their lives don't matter".

National President Trump confirms he is under investigation
Author: 0 President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Meanwhile, special counsel Robert Mueller - a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - has sought to beef up his investigatory firepower. Will Trump fire Mueller, the same way he dismissed Comey? What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation.

National Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'
Author: 0 Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

It was an extraordinary slap at a bill Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., guided through the House and that Trump himself had championed and praised. Trump had hailed the Republican-written House measure when it was passed on May 4 with an address in the White House Rose Garden.

Author: 0 GOP, Dem governors agree with Trump, call health bill 'mean'

But everybody doesn't do it. McConnell is trying to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act using methods completely at odds with how the law was originally brought to life seven years ago. Still, conservative Republicans have demanded repeal of all the Obamacare taxes. In all, more than 14 million Americans were enrolled in Medicaid as a result of the expansion.

Author: 0 Senate Passes New Russian Sanctions Bill That Would Curb Trump's Power

The Senate said the new measures were meant to punish Moscow for Russia's violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, cyberattacks and interference in the 2016 USA elections. The House of Representatives also must pass the measure for it to become law. "I'm concerned about it, but I don't really have the ability to dictate what the White House says to the House", Sen.

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