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New Hampshire among states with GOP redistricting advantage

Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. Their final map, agreed to unanimously, didn't mirror any particular one of those recommendations. "It's become a little bit of a hard sell with our larger majority because we have a lot of people who have not served in the minority", Torr said. Read More »

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company

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Given her role in her father's administration, Ivanka's deposition will not last more than two hours and will take place in Washington if need be, the sources state. Its lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. According to Bloomberg , Ivanka couldn't escape questions in the lawsuit because Ivanka is too busy as a White House " high-ranking government official " to answer such questions. Read More »

Two Syrian soldiers reported dead following Israeli airstrikes

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Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported several people were killed in the Israeli strikes. Israeli military spokesman Avichay Adraee wrote on his Arabic-language Facebook page that about 10 shells hit the Israeli-occupied area nearby, adding that Israel's air force struck Syrian army targets in the area. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

MedStar Washington Hospital Center , where he is being treated, said in its latest update on his condition that Scalise "continues an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ". Hodgkinson's arrest in 1992 by Illinois State Police for suspicion of resisting and obstructing a peace officer also was dismissed. A week after he was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball... Read More »

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer

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But police now say the off-duty officer was shot by a fellow cop who did not recognize him as an officer, in a separate encounter away from the initial crash. The shooting came days after protests swept Minnesota over the acquittal of a police officer who shot a black man dead in front of his girlfriend and daughter in an incident broadcast on Facebook Live. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her". The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated. Read More »

South Korea wants North Korea to host some 2018 Winter Olympics events

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Such a collaboration could help the neighbors resume dialogue after a period of official silence. Do has been quoted by the Korean Herald as saying that IOC President Thomas Bach, who is scheduled to attend the Closing Ceremony of the World Taekwondo Championships, has plans to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in on July 3. Read More »

China's Imports from N. Korea Drop 32% in May

They hope to proceed with strategies discussed by U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at their summit in Florida. The most recent launch took place on June 8, when North Korea carried out a launch of short-range anti-ship missiles which reportedly flew some 199.5 kilometers (124 miles) before falling into the Sea of Japan. Read More »

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

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The two young children - a 2-year-old girl and a 16-month-old boy - were found dead in Parker County, Texas on May 26. Randolph told investigators she later broke the auto window to make it look like an accident, officials said. She said that after a half-hour of searching, she finally spotted their bodies, unresponsive , inside her 2010 Honda Crosstour parked in her driveway. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein: There's No Reason To Fire Special Counsel Mueller

Rosenstein said he was the only Justice Department official who could dismiss Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from oversight of the Russian investigation because of his staunch support of Trump during the campaign and later revelations that he had met twice with Russia's ambassador to Washington . Read More »

Former Arizona State coach Kush dies

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He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1995. The coach ended his tenure at Arizona State after punter Kevin Rutledge claimed Kush shook his face mask and punched him during a game in 1978. Preceding his coaching career, Kush served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army, while simultaneously coaching the Fort Benning football team. Read More »

Scotland pays tribute to service personnel with parades

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Military personnel, their families and veterans gathered in the city for the ninth annual Armed Forces Day. There was also a wide range of other events taking place throughout Yorkshire, including a parade in Bradford and a performance from the Military Wives Choir at a day of celebrations in York. Read More »

Finsbury Park mosque attack: suspect identified by family and neighbours

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Darren Osborne , 47, has been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism, including murder and attempted murder . Darren Osborne , 47, was arrested today and his sister has now said she's "sorry for what's happened". During Monday's attack , witnesses described hearing the assailant shout: "I am going to kill Muslims!" Pub regular Phil Henry said Osborne was kicked out of the Hollybush pub on Saturday after shouting about Islam. Read More »

Sears closes another 20 stores

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Sears Canada operates as a licensee of US -based Sears Holdings , although Sears Holdings owns about 11.7% of Sears Canada stock. Business Insider reported that the list of stores set to close includes three in OH, three in NY, two in Texas and two in Maryland. Read More »

Oscar Health shares expansion plans for five states in 2018

The move marks the company's effort to regain customers in New Jersey and Dallas-Fort Worth where it exited past year amidst uncertainty in those markets. As politicians continue to squabble over the future of Obamacare, prompting major health insurers to pull out of markets. Oscar is not returning to the Dallas-Fort Worth market, which it pulled out of at the same time it left New Jersey. Read More »

United Nations chief seeks $8 billion for South Sudan refugee crisis

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On World Refugee Day on June 20, UN Chief Guterres expressed concern that 80 per cent of the world's refugees are hosted by developing countries with "a dramatic impact" on their economy, society and security. Uganda Friday co-hosts a summit with United Nations to raise $2 billion to cover estimated cost of managing a refugee influx from South Sudan. An August 2015 peace deal was left in tatters when fighting broke out in Juba in July a year ago, spreading violence across the country. Read More »

Bernie Sanders criticizes the Democratic brand

Sanders has been on a mission to move Democrats away from what he calls "identity politics", but which Democrats call "core Democratic values", and toward a more appealing message to white working class voters, which the dictionary calls "identity politics". Read More »

McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer , and Republican Senator Rand Paul , are both against the bill. "If Medicaid goes away, I'm afraid of losing her", she said . AVIK ROY: The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance. Under Obamacare , insurance companies were banned from refusing to insure people with " pre-existing conditions ", which could include domestic violence, sexual assault, and having a Cesarean section. Read More »

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

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However, Johnson didn't say that in testimony Wednesday before the House intelligence committee; Johnson said was he wasn't aware of efforts by Trump or his campaign to collude with Russian Federation beyond what the intelligence community already knows. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation

In any case, Trump's tweet does appear to be a criticism of his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein . It is not clear, however, if Trump was referring in Friday's tweet to Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who wrote a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recommending that the president fire Comey . Read More »

Former Milwaukee police officer found not guilty in fatal shooting

Heaggan-Brown fired one shot at Smith's arm while he was holding a gun, then Smith threw the weapon over a fence. The events unfolded on August 13 at 3:30pm when Heaggan-Brown and his partner at the time, Ndiva Malafa, pulled over Smith and another man under suspicion of drug activity. Read More »

EU Parliament President Calls for Friendly Post-Brexit Relations

Other than the different cut-off date, the key point of contention to be thrashed out in talks between Brexit Secretary David Davis and the EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier is likely to be over the question of jurisdiction. Khan, who campaigned for a Remain vote in the referendum a year ago, told the Press Association: "I have said all along I accept the verdict of the British public to leave the EU". Read More »

Gov't troops raise flag as bombs fall on Marawi

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Quoting military sources, local media reported that militants still control about 20 percent of Marawi city in Lanao del Sur. The cooperation between the longtime allies in the battle is significant because Duterte , who came to power a year ago, has taken a hostile stance towards Washington and has vowed to eject United States military trainers and advisers from his country. Read More »

United States urges China to pressure North Korea to rein in weapons progams

Tillerson noted that Beijing has a responsibility to pressure North Korea economically and diplomatically. The death of American university student Otto Warmbier this week, after his release from 17 months of imprisonment in Pyongyang, has further complicated Trump's approach to North Korea, his top national security challenge. Read More »

Rosenstein Says He Won't Fire Special Counsel Unless There's Good Cause

Trump can rescind the regulation that establishes the burden of "good cause" for such a firing, or he could simply fire Rosenstein and install someone more to his liking. There is increasing concern at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation could overshadow the president's agenda for months to come. Read More »