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Author: 0 Seattle officers in fatal shooting had crisis training

I had the distinct honor and privilege earlier this summer of being the featured speaker for an awesome fundraiser in Seattle . A pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by Seattle police after she confronted officers with a knife, authorities said Sunday.

Author: 0 Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care

Senate Republicans unveiled a bill earlier on Thursday in a step forward to fulfil their seven-year-long promise to replace the Affordable Care Act , a piece of legislation that was considered the centrepiece of Obama's legacy and coined " Obamacare ".

Author: 0 2 injured when USAF Thunderbird jet flips over on landing

Kenneth Cordova was released Friday night. The jet's pilot, Capt. Erik Gonsalves , has not been released as of Saturday afternoon, according to the Thunderbirds' Twitter feed. "Crowd safety and the safety of our teammates is always our priority", he said. Organizers of the air show say it will go on as planned Saturday and Sunday, but the Thunderbirds have decided not to fly in Saturday's show.

Author: 0 Mitch McConnell works to rally GOP votes for Senate health bill

I will continue to stand with my fellow mayors and the American people to fight for real, affordable health care for all. To the editor: It seems likely the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill will get enough votes to pass. His presentation on Thursday of the Senate's health care measure to Republican colleagues - after the White House and key lobbyists got a peek the night before - was met with something other than unbridled enthusiasm.

Author: 0 CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing

But the Trump White House has been cutting back on the frequency and the length of on-camera briefings. "I don t think that the be all and end all is whether it s on television or not". On Tuesday, a recently fat-shamed Sean Spicer appeared on camera for the first time in over a week to address reporters at the White House Press Briefing.

Author: 0 Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

Hours after the measure was unveiled to Congress, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement that they were not ready to vote in favour of the legislation. However, Senate Republicans' bill would make deep cuts to Medicaid, rolling back Obamacare's Medicaid expansion and transforming federal Medicaid payments to the states into per capita reimbursements, the rates of rich would get smaller and smaller through ...

National Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'
Author: 0 Watters: 'Are the Democrats Sick of Losing Yet?'

Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues, said that when Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. By the next election, Democrats lost seats left and right, falling to 193 seats. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

National Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable
Author: 0 Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable

The President billed today's signing as a campaign promise kept.in the wake of scandals at the veterans affairs department in recent years. Trump says the law represents one of the biggest reforms to the VA in a generation or more. Right now, it takes up to 264 days for an appeal to move through the process when trying to remove a bad employee. It was unanimously agreed to in the Senate and cleared the House by a margin of 368-55.

Author: 0 Martha the Neapolitan Mastiff wins world's ugliest dog contest

No doubt about it. Martha is ugly. Zindler, an animal control officer who also serves as president of the rescue project's board of directors, rescued Martha from a local shelter and the pup returned the favor by bringing home the Ugliest Dog crown.

Author: 0 Perez Blames Democratic Loss in Georgia's Special Election on Gerrymandering

The leadership of the House Democratic Caucus tried to put the best face on Tuesday's special election losses in Georgia and SC by saying they're making progress, and the GOP victories were much more narrow than in the past. "And I don't think we're doing enough of that, and I think that's evident in this [Ossoff] race". Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.

Author: 0 Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show

The accident happened just after 12:30 p.m. when the plane returned to Dayton International Airport from what the Thunderbirds described as a familiarization flight. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. "More details will be released following an aircraft and safety investigation boards". A pilot and a passenger had to be extricated from the plane.

Author: 0 DHS: Kremlin Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin 's direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assault did not change ballots, the final count or the reporting of election results.

National Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress
Author: 0 Trumps attend wedding of treasury secretary and actress

The first lady, meanwhile, donned a flowing pale pink evening gown and the President, a classic black tuxedo, the source said. Secretary of Veteran Affairs David Shulkin, center, arrives at the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Scottish actress Louise Linton , at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington , Saturday, June 24, 2017.

National LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals
Author: 0 LSU Eliminates Oregon State to Reach College World Series Finals

Fehmel (6-3) left after two and a third innings, having allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and one strikeout. "We faced the unbeatable team these past two games". "Quite frankly, it surprised us", Mainieri said. Instead, Rasmussen entered with a 5-0 deficit in the fourth inning. Antoine Duplantis pushed the lead to 4-0 in the third with an RBI single before Papierski hit his second home run of the game in the fourth.

Author: 0 FBI unable to find advance warning signs from Congressional baseball game gunman

Scalise, who is now receiving treatment at the MedStar Hospital in Washington has undergone a series of surgeries and is said to be in fair condition . They revealed that they found a note on the gunman, James Hodgkinson with members of Congress's names on it. President Donald Trump offered his support for Scalise during remarks Thursday evening at a congressional picnic and said that he gave Scalise's kids "a handsome tour" of the White House.

Author: 0 A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

The death of Halbach and the conviction of Avery and Dassey placed Manitowoc County in the national spotlight. But a lower court concluded a year ago that investigators improperly obtained the confession from Dassey, who was 16 at the time.

Author: 0 Protests held in wake of 2nd mistrial for Ray Tensing

Tensing looked down, his hand on his face, as the judge announced the mistrial in the death of 43-year-old Sam DuBose , who was shot in the head while driving away from the traffic stop on July 19, 2015 . Ghiz read the jury a statement commonly referred to as the Howard charge, which instructs jury members to deliberate further after they have reached a deadlock.

National Turkey bans Istanbul Pride march, but organizers vow to rally anyway
Author: 0 Turkey bans Istanbul Pride march, but organizers vow to rally anyway

Organizers said they may avoid Taksim Square, where widespread anti-government protests in 2013 were crushed by security forces. We will not allow them to walk, ' Kürşat Mican, the group's head in Istanbul , said on KRT TV. "Two years ago police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse participants, after organizers said they had been refused permission because it coincided with the holy month of Ramadan ", the Hindu continued.

National Cullerton calls budget special session a 'political stunt'
Author: 0 Cullerton calls budget special session a 'political stunt'

He asked for the governor to sit down with House Speaker Mike Madigan to "end the pain". He says leader meetings are more effective than special sessions. "There's a super majority of legislators ready to get behind the right compromise". "At the request of Leader Durkin, House Democrats have agreed to postpone a vote on workers' compensation legislation in the House Labor Committee and will continue working with our Republican colleagues to craft a bipartisan agreement".

Author: 0 Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

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. Cassidy's concerns have critics of the Senate bill hoping they can persuade him to oppose the proposal. Sen. Among the changes outlined in the bill, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act , are provisions to end Affordable Care Act mandates requiring most ...

Author: 0 Cindy leaves tornado in its wake; injuries, damage in Alabama

National Weather Service forecasters said rainfall totals of 2-4 inches (50-100 millimeters) were possible in several states, with up to 6 inches (150 millimeters) in isolated spots. "And, ratings are good", Clewley added of the news broadcast outlets. Though the tornado watch has not been extended to Sumner, Davidson or Williamson counties, Flash Flood Watches are in effect until 7 a.m.

Author: 0 To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident

The exact cause of Mr Warmbier's death is unclear. But he was arrested in Pyongyang in January 2016, and as we have reported , was accused of trying to steal a propaganda poster. When North Korea returned Warmbier to the United States on June 13, he was found to have severe neurological injuries. They say there was no evidence he suffered from botulism .

Author: 0 Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend

Last June, torrential rains in West Virginia claimed 23 lives and memories of that disaster are still vivid. Cindy weakened to a tropical depression Thursday but still brought heavy rain , powerful winds and the threat of floods to the already soaked US Gulf Coast.

Author: 0 Mexico and Portugal advance to Confederations Cup semis

The game was briefly interrupted in the 56th minute as Pepe fouled an opponent and was shown a yellow card which rules him out of the semifinals match. Portugal's Andre Silva's 63rd minute shot was tame and Marinovic stuck his foot out to deny him. New Zealand had chances and most fell to captain Chris Wood.

Author: 0 President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

The package represents McConnell's attempt to quell criticism by party moderates and conservatives and win the support he needs in a vote he hopes to stage next week. They said GOP characterizations of the law as failing are wrong and said the Republican plan would boot millions off coverage and leave others facing higher outof pocket costs.

Author: 0 Ray Tensing retrial: Mistrial declared for 2nd time after jury deadlocks

Tensing is the third officer in the past week to beat a case stemming from their on-duty shooting of a black man. "The message that is being sent is, if you are black, all the police officer has to do is say they were in fear of their life and they get away with murder because the victim (is) black ", the local NAACP said in a statement.

National White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet
Author: 0 White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet

Mueller and Comey served together in the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration. "Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton", Trump said. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters that while Trump "retains the authority" to dismiss special counsel Robert Mueller, "he has no intention of doing that".

Author: 0 Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

President Trump tweeted a video of his weekly address, which centered on healthcare legislation. Republican leaders are planning to bring it to a final vote next week, as McConnell tries to get the 142-page bill passed in the Senate before the July 4 recess.

National Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)
Author: 0 Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)

Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media. Millions could lose access to health coverage through Medicaid under the GOP plan to reform the nation's healthcare system. McConnell hopes to hold a vote on the bill next week.

Author: 0 Trump Finally Clarifies on Tapes of Comey Talks

Comey testified in front of the Senate earlier this month that he had written memos detailing his private interactions with Trump because he "was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting". "We're going to have to see". He is a good guy. I mean, you will have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events.

National Beyond opposing Trump, Democrats keep searching for a message
Author: 0 Beyond opposing Trump, Democrats keep searching for a message

The key for Handel was the time she had between April's first round of voting (which Ossoff led in an open primary with 48.1 percent, just short of the majority he needed to settle matters then) and the second (in which Ossoff's vote nearly precisely matched his earlier share).

National Federal Judges: 'Making a Murderer' Confession By Brendan Dassey Was Coerced
Author: 0 Federal Judges: 'Making a Murderer' Confession By Brendan Dassey Was Coerced

The ruling states that Dassey's confession to helping his uncle rape and kill Halbach was involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Given those factors, people felt Dassey was wrongly pressured into his confession. Netflix's " Making a Murderer " is a 10-part documentary series that follows the case of Wisconsin natives Avery and Dassey.

Author: 0 Maryland, DC plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

The attorney generals of Maryland and the District of Columbia have served Trump with a new lawsuit accusing the president of violating the U.S. and Maryland Attorney's Generals in the form of federal lawsuit. "We do not sue the president of the United States casually", Frosh said. Democrats said that Trump violates the Constitution, which forbids public officials from accepting gifts or emoluments from foreign governments and economic benefits from federal or state governments ...

National 2 on Thunderbirds jet in Ohio accident taken to hospital
Author: 0 2 on Thunderbirds jet in Ohio accident taken to hospital

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds were conducting a single-ship familiarization flight on Friday June 23, 2017 . The plane, which slid off the end of the runway, tipped on its side and it took almost two hours to extricate the pilot and an aircraft maintainer.

National Killed in Quetta Car Bombing
Author: 0 Killed in Quetta Car Bombing

At least 25 people, mostly Shias, were killed in the explosions and over 100 injured. Superintendent of Police Asif Ahmad said an assistant sub-inspector was among those who were killed in the attack . At least 55 people were killed in two explosions in the north-western Pakistan town of Parachinar . The emergency and rescue services shifted injured to Agency Headquarters hospital Parachinar .

National Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34
Author: 0 Red Sox retire David Ortiz's number 34

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had the honor of having a street in Boston renamed in recognition of his impact on the Red Sox and the city of Boston on Thursday. Dustin Pedroia said, "We want to thank you for how you made us feel, love". "You're not our teammate, you're not our friend". Ramirez said he played with Ortiz on his mind.

National Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi
Author: 0 Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

A group of younger House Democrats is leading the charge, saying that the party faces an uphill battle to take back the majority in the chamber as long as Pelosi is the party's public face. Ryan told Lemon that earlier that night, another member of Congress, clearly a Republican , had pulled him aside and said, 'Please tell me you're not going to get rid of Nancy Pelosi, please tell me she's not going to retire because that's who I run against'.

Author: 0 Trump Tweets He Is Under Investigation - His Lawyer Says He Isn't

The media firestorm rages on over the possible investigation of President Donald Trump for the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . Although he sidestepped a question about whether the special counsel would be legally bound to inform the president he's under investigation, the attorney insisted "I can't imagine a scenario where the president would not be aware of it".

National Demonstrations against Islamic law met with counterprotests against hate
Author: 0 Demonstrations against Islamic law met with counterprotests against hate

Three people were arrested. Those opposing Islam and its Shariah law in Butler County's West Chester Twp. were countered by a group of self-described anti-fascists who covered their faces with bandanas, The Journal-News reported. While many Muslims liken Shariah to other religions' laws that guide the faithful but don't supercede the rules of secular societies in which they may live, some states have been concerned enough to pass legislation prohibiting the use of foreign law in state courts.

National Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race
Author: 0 Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

Representative Kathleen Rice , one of a handful of Democratic representatives publicly calling for new leadership, told the New York Times that Democrats should drop Pelosi because the right has vilified her - though their depiction is unjust.

Author: 0 A storm named Cindy could disrupt your Saturday

Up to 2 inches of heavy rain is possible in Lancaster County today as Tropical Depression Cindy forges a path across the southeastern United States, meteorologists said Thursday. "Heavy rain (amounts in excess of 1 inch in 24 hours) is anticipated for parts of the Southern Plains, lower MS and Tennessee Valleys, southeast, and southern Appalachians Jun 24-25".

National Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text
Author: 0 Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

On NBC's Tonight Show , Jimmy Fallon told his audience about the reports that the White House is moving Spicer to "a more senior role focused on strategy". Reps. Mike Conaway, a Texas Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, issued a brief statement after they met with Mueller late Tuesday.

Author: 0 Milwaukee Jury Acquits Ex-Cop in Police Shooting Case

A former Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man past year ignited two days of rioting in the Wisconsin city was found not guilty Wednesday of first-degree reckless homicide . He was sacked from the force in October 2016 after two men said he sexually assaulted them, while two others said he solicited sex from them. Less than two seconds later, 1.69 seconds to be exact, Heaggan-Brown shot Smith in the chest.

National More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats
Author: 0 More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

Tim Walz of Minnesota. "I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion", she said. She said she feels "very confident" in the support she has from her caucus, but claimed ownership over the "timing" for her role as minority leader.

National Attorneys General Plan To Sue Trump Over His Foreign Business Dealings
Author: 0 Attorneys General Plan To Sue Trump Over His Foreign Business Dealings

This morning, June 12, the attorneys general of Washington , D.C., and Maryland announced that they filed what they call a "major lawsuit " against President Donald Trump . In January, trump said that his business assets will be managed by his sons, in order to avoid possible conflict of interest. He further said that this position puts the district in a "unique position" to file a lawsuit over the emoluments clause because they suffered harm.

Author: 0 Georgia Special Election Ends in Disappointment for Democrats

Pelosi and other Democratic leaders insisted that they demonstrated important progress by coming in a close second, and have a good shot at taking back the House in next year's midterm elections . It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win.

National GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill
Author: 0 GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

When asked why the group is only launching such a campaign against Heller, a staffer said the other four senators seem willing to "negotiate". Later in the news conference, Heller held up a copy of the bill and said, "This is the bill that I'm voting for on Tuesday ..." S.

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Author: 0 Freed US Student Was "Brutalized" by North Korea

The university student held by North Korea for 17 months has suffered a "severe" neurological injury brought on by being "brutalized" by the rogue regime according to his father . When asked if Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea had anything to do with Otto's release, Warmbier responded, "No he didn't". "His spirit is with us and I can share his spirit with my spirit", said Warmbier , who was wearing the very same light-colored blazer his son wore during his trial in North Korea in ...