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National Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional
Author: 0 Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Perhaps most notably is Washington's National Football League franchise, the Redskins , which saw their trademark registration canceled in 2014 after the U.S. The court ruled 8-0 to throw out a federal prohibition on disparaging trademarks, saying that was a violation of First Amendment rights. In 2014, the trademarks office also canceled the Redskins trademark because the agency said it offends American Indians.

National We all pay for hospital charity care -- Regina Vidaver
Author: 0 We all pay for hospital charity care -- Regina Vidaver

Whatever, we have to get serious about what ails us - health care costs. Don't get your hopes up. Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, also told attendees at the hearing, held at the Capitol, that he would share their testimony with colleagues in the U.S.

National Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate
Author: 0 Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate

A 3-D map showing the approximate location of the Brian Head Fire as of 4:30 a.m. MDT June 18, 2017.Satellite photo showing smoke from the Brian Head Fire June 17, 2017. Firefighting crews are served breakfast before they head out for the day on the fire line from the Iron County Fairgrounds in Parawan, Utah, Monday, June 19, 2017 .

National Protests as USA cop is acquitted of killing black motorist
Author: 0 Protests as USA cop is acquitted of killing black motorist

The Minnesota state police said officers began arresting the protesters past midnight, after issuing three warnings for them to get off of a major highway in the city. "That is the devastating message this verdict, along with all those similar acquittals before it, sends to communities of color across the nation". He thought he might have been dealing with a robber (a fact he apparently didn't tell Castile), and he testified that he smelled marijuana.

National Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

In the past, cases that seek to end partisan gerrymandering have failed , because the justices were unable to concur on what the standard for constitutional districting was. But Republicans have an nearly two-to-one majority in the House of Delegates, he said . In Illinois, Democrats have that control. Instead, the GOP controlled the House with a 234-201 majority.

National Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government
Author: 0 Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact. Jared Kushner , Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, welcomed the tech executives at the White House and expressed hopes that they will help the administration "unleash the creativity of the private sector" to resolve government problems.

Author: 0 Democrats to halt Senate business in health care protest

Submitting a series of unanimous consent requests "to attempt to force the House-passed healthcare bill to committee, delay" a series of votes on the legislation, "and increase transparency, forcing Republicans to publicly defend their 'no hearings strategy'".

National Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s
Author: 0 Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s

Gingrich said there's "no evidence" the president ever impeded any Russian Federation investigation and Trump fired the FBI director because "Comey's public behavior was so destructive". It's clear that Gingrich , along with many other Republican allies of the president, is becoming unhinged as this investigation worsens for Trump .

National Grand Canyon hikes perilous during heat wave
Author: 0 Grand Canyon hikes perilous during heat wave

Allen says the Las Vegas Strip's tall, close buildings and long stretches of concrete cause the area to heat quickly and cool slowly. The Arizona Department of Health Services says almost 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms every year because of heat-related illnesses.

National Trump Helps GOP Get a 'Handle' on Tuesday's Special Elections
Author: 0 Trump Helps GOP Get a 'Handle' on Tuesday's Special Elections

But he's financed that message with a fundraising haul from outside the district, and his donor list contains far more addresses from California, New York and MA than from Georgia. The Roswell, Ga., resident sees Ossoff as a charlatan, campaigning as a moderate but certain to become a marionette of his national party. In analyzing that group, Tom Bonier, the CEO of the Democratic voter targeting firm TargetSmart, pointed out that they are less likely to be white than all other segments of ...

National Sean Spicer Is 'Useless — CNN Reporter
Author: 0 Sean Spicer Is 'Useless — CNN Reporter

As part of a report that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is about to yield the briefing room podium in favor of a job overseeing White House communications, Politico floated the name of a leading contender, and it's a name with which Fox News viewers are undoubtedly quite familiar.

Author: 0 Redskins owner says he's thrilled with ruling

Amanda Blackhorse , one of five Native Americans petitioners who brought the case, said she was disappointed by the high court ruling and by Snyder's upper-case reaction. The Slants say they want to adopt and reform the disparaging term. After using the name for decades, they had their trademark revoked in 2014 after protests that the name was offensive towards Native Americans.

National Holcomb fire north of Big Bear burns 850 acres; voluntary evacuations underway
Author: 0 Holcomb fire north of Big Bear burns 850 acres; voluntary evacuations underway

At approximately 3:15 pm this afternoon, a fire was reported in Holcomb Valley near the Big Bear Transfer Station. It was 89 degrees in Big Bear on Monday, breaking a 1985 record for the date. There is no evacuation for Baldwin Lake residents at this time. 18 Engines, 9 Water Tenders, 16 Hand-crews, 1 Dozer, 8 Air Tankers, including tanker 911 (VLAT), 6 Helicopters are assigned to the Holcomb fire.

National Supreme Court Will Take On Partisan Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case
Author: 0 Supreme Court Will Take On Partisan Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

But the Supreme Court has never found a plan unconstitutional because of partisan gerrymandering . Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. In the past decade, Courts have said that partisan gerrymandering was Ay-Okay, as long as it didn't violate the Voting Rights Act by disenfranchising minority groups.

National Scalise condition upgraded to serious
Author: 0 Scalise condition upgraded to serious

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. Congressman Scalise was among five people wounded in the attack. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family".

National Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps
Author: 0 Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The process is supposed to ensure that voters in each state are properly represented in Congress . Gerrymandering-the drawing of congressional districts to favor one party over another by packing it full of a disproportionate number of one party's voters-is a practice both Democrats and Republicans use.

Author: 0 Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was mystified by Trump attorney Jay Sekulow's appearance Sunday on Fox News , where he insisted the president wasn't under investigation moments after complaining that he was. Sekulow also said he "can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it". "So that is protected under the Constitution". "The fact that [Trump] hasn't received a letter doesn't mean he's not the subject of an investigation", he said.

Author: 0 Russian diplomat condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet

Russian Federation condemned the US latest strike against a Syrian aircraft, calling it a "flagrant violation of worldwide law". WASHINGTON/MOSCOW The White House said on Monday that coalition forces fighting Islamic State militants in Syria retained the right to self-defence as Russian Federation warned it viewed any planes flying in its area of operations as potential targets .Tensions escalated on Sunday as the U.S.

National Russian Federation condemns USA downing of Syrian warplane
Author: 0 Russian Federation condemns USA downing of Syrian warplane

The Canadian military has been flying surveillance aircraft and a refuelling plane over Syria as part of its contribution to the USA -led anti-ISIL coalition. It is unclear how long they intend to not use the hotline, but the Russian Defense Ministry condemns American actions as "military aggression". Tensions rose Sunday as the US shot down a Syrian Air Force SU-22 fighter that USA officials said had bombed American-backed Syrian fighters involved in an emerging battle to recapture the ...

Author: 0 Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds?

Roy to " get back in " the truck constitutes wanton and reckless conduct by Ms. Carter ", Moniz said during the proceeding, televised live across America and across the globe. Carter's lawyer Joseph Cataldo had argued that Roy was already suicidal before meeting Carter and that Roy was exclusively responsible for his own actions.

National White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson
Author: 0 White House committed to anti-Russian sanctions - spokesperson

The measure also gives Congress the ability to block attempts by President Donald Trump to lift sanctions against Moscow. The vote was overshadowed by Wednesday's shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice - two senators were there, Rand Paul and Jeff Flake of Arizona - but the Senate kept on its schedule, and the bill is expected to be passed by the end of the week.

National North Korea releases Cincinnati native from hard labor camp
Author: 0 North Korea releases Cincinnati native from hard labor camp

A North Korean foreign ministry official said Rodman would stay until Saturday. "In no uncertain terms North Korea must explain the causes of his coma", he said. Korea's missile capabilities and the timeline for their ability to strike the USA with a nuclear weapon. North Korea has woefully inadequate medical care, and it is not clear how North Korean doctors had been caring for Warmbier for more than a year in an unconscious state.

National Is White House trying to soften Congress' pressure over sanctions against Russian Federation?
Author: 0 Is White House trying to soften Congress' pressure over sanctions against Russian Federation?

The Senate this week also added new sanctions punishing Russian Federation for meddling in the 2016 US election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for Syria's government in that country's six-year-long civil war. Besides, the document contains a provision that does not allow President Donald Trump to weaken or cancel the measures taken without the approval of the Congress.

National CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings
Author: 0 CNN White House Reporter Questions Covering 'Bizarre' And 'Pointless' Briefings

That move never came to pass, although Spicer has changed things by taking questions from participants who videoconferenced in and calling on more members of the conservative media. "It just feels like we're sort of slowly but surely being dragged into a new normal in this country where the president of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions".

Author: 0 Scalise upgraded from critical to serious

Scott Applewhite, File). The congressional game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill, is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington . "How dare they say such a thing", Pelosi said. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the hospital wrote, "on behalf of the Scalise family".

Author: 0 Donald Trump Jr. appears to contradict father's account of private Comey meeting

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham told President Trump to "knock it off" with tweets about ex-FBI chief James Comey , during an interview on CBS " Face the Nation " on Sunday. He said he refused on all points, told senators of the detailed memos he had written after his conversations with Trump and said he hoped they were taped because he is confident of their veracity.

National North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier returns to the USA
Author: 0 North Korean prisoner Otto Warmbier returns to the USA

An American college student who was released from a North Korean prison has been taken to an OH hospital for treatment. A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to an awaiting ambulance at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S., June 13, 2017.

National Trump may have just done Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff a big favor
Author: 0 Trump may have just done Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff a big favor

Meanwhile, in SC, another special election is set for Tuesday between Democrat Archie Parnell and Republican Ralph Norman. Early voting levels have been extraordinarily high, reflective of the intense interest in the race. Ossoff has received support and volunteers from all over the country hoping to "Flip the 6 th". The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Ossoff campaign for comment but did not hear back by press time.

National Showers and thunderstorms, high near 81 — TODAY'S FORECAST
Author: 0 Showers and thunderstorms, high near 81 — TODAY'S FORECAST

Although I do not expect any severe weather, don't be surprised if you see some pea-size hail in the showers and storms with the heaviest downpours. Low clouds and lingering showers are anticipated for a few hours after the front passes, then some clearing is expected late tonight as temperatures drop into the 60s and lower 70s.

Author: 0 London Finsbury Park Attacker Unknown to UK Authorities - Security Minister

Witnesses reported seeing two other men who had been inside the van run away, but police are yet to confirm if others were involved in the attack . "I think at least eight or 10 people got injured". "This had all the hallmarks of a terrorist incident", said Neil Basu , senior national co-ordinator for counter-terrorism policing.

National Senate Democrats Begin Effort to Slow Down GOP Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Senate Democrats Begin Effort to Slow Down GOP Health Care Bill

It will include trying to force votes aimed at drawing attention to the lack of transparency , such as committee hearings, on the GOP legislation. It's unclear exactly how close Senate Republicans are to finalizing their healthcare bill, which they are looking to pass with zero Democratic support.

Author: 0 Attack on Muslims in London Was Terrorism, UK Prime Minister Says

Another witness Yann Bouhllissa, 38, said he had been tending an old man who had suffered a heart attack when the van was driven at them. So he came back to the main road and I managed to get him to the ground and me and some other guys managed to hold him until the police arrived, for about 20 minutes I think, until the police arrived.

National Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks
Author: 0 Iran kills mastermind behind Tehran attacks

Documents and equipment "for carrying out terrorist operations" were also seized, the ministry said in a statement . Iran has tracked down and killed several suspected extremists including the alleged mastermind of twin attacks in Tehran last week, officials said.

Author: 0 Puerto Rico overwhelming votes to become U.S. state, but likely won't

Puerto Ricans on the island cannot vote in presidential elections, but once they move into the United States mainland, they can participate in the presidential election as well as the elections in the states in which they reside. military and be sent into battle by a president whom they cannot elect. Only 1.5 percent of voters said they would choose independence, while 1.32 percent said they want to remain a self-governing territory within the USA commonwealth.

Author: 0 Severe thunderstorm watch for Upstate NY today: Damaging winds possible

Monday, it's southern and eastern Vermont and New Hampshire under the gun for strong storms and heavy rain. There is also a Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight for portions of southern CT, northeast New Jersey, and southeast New York, including New York City.

Author: 0 Yankees: Are you ready for the Yanks Go Yard Aaron Judge quiz?

The 25-year old surprise slugger is leading the Triple Crown categories with a.344 average, 21 home runs and 47 RBI, along with an OPS (1.168) that is more than double the league average. Through 60 games, the Yankees have clubbed 103 home runs, which is good for the most in team history at this point in the season. In the last series encounter between the two teams, Orioles won the first and the last game while the Yanks captured the middle game.

National Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition is Upgraded, Watched Baseball Game

Hodgkinson, but that the list included at least three names - Representatives Jeff Duncan, Mo Brooks of Alabama and Trent Franks of Arizona. GOP congressman Steve Scalise's condition is being upgraded from critical to serious. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va ., congressional officials say. Scalise, the number three House Republican, was shot along with three other people early Wednesday when a lone gunman, angry about ...

National Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise
Author: 0 Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise

Lobbyist Matt Mika , who was shot multiple times and critically wounded, has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery, his family said Saturday. His aide, Zack Barth, who was shot by the Virginia assailant, walked across the field on crutches. U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner is in stable condition after suffering gunshot wounds.

National Theresa May condemns 'sickening' attack at London mosque
Author: 0 Theresa May condemns 'sickening' attack at London mosque

It's been reported that the Finsbury Park Mosque attack occurred a little after midnight just as the congregation finished Ramadan evening prayers. Prime Minister Theresa May called it a "potential terrorist attack" and said: "All my thoughts are with those who have been injured, their loved ones and the emergency services on the scene".

National Stephen Curry on Potential Invite to White House: 'I Still Wouldn't Go'
Author: 0 Stephen Curry on Potential Invite to White House: 'I Still Wouldn't Go'

The Warriors earned their second National Basketball Association title in three seasons on Monday with a 129-120 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the best-of-seven series in Oakland, Calif. During one sweet moment, Steph and Ayesha planted kisses on Ryan , who was enjoying the attention, even letting out a laugh. Then we're back in the same boat as a year ago, when most could predict that the Cavs vs.

Author: 0 Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

The Post reported last week that Robert Mueller - the special counsel appointed to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election - was looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. This will likely go on in the same vein for months, with Sekulow and others defending Trump against a very specific charge of obstruction of justice through his firing of Comey.

National Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police
Author: 0 Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 police

The attack comes exactly one week after three USA soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded in Peka Valley, Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan in an insider attack. Sardar Wali Tabasim, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Paktia Province, said another eight police officers were wounded in the attack. In April, scores of Afghan soldiers were killed when fighters breached security at the camp, detonating explosives and shooting hundreds at a mosque and dining hall on the base.

Author: 0 Tropical weather likely in Gulf

As of Sunday afternoon, the system remained unorganized, and a hurricane hunter flight scheduled to investigate the system was canceled. There is a 90 percent chance that the system near the Caribbean develops later today or tomorrow, and an 80 percent chance for the system in the Gulf of Mexico.

Author: 0 Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

Nelson Avila, center, joins anti-President Donald Trump protesters, calling for open relations with Cuba on Friday, June 16, 2017, in Miami . And there will be no further restrictions on the types of goods that Americans can take out of Cuba , including the country's popular rum and cigars.

National Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names
Author: 0 Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names

The doctor said U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent Crystal Griner, who was also wounded in the shooting, "sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle, and remains hospitalized in good condition". According to his Facebook page, Congressman Duncan was approached by the shooter, James T. Hodgkinson , in the parking lot and asked if those on the field were Democrat or Republican.

National Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering case
Author: 0 Supreme Court to weigh partisan gerrymandering case

The term comes from a Massachusetts state Senate district that resembled a salamander and was approved in 1812 by Massachusetts Gov. Elbridge Gerry. The Supreme Court agrees to take on accusations of gerrymandering in Wisconsin . Others say courts should step in. "As I have said before, our redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional, and the district court should be reversed".