• Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination
Queen Elizabeth's Speech Includes Pledge to Fight Anti-Gay Discrimination

Jeremy Corbyn called it a "threadbare legislative programme from a Government that has lost its majority and apparently run out of ideas altogether". The Labour leader spoke for about 30 minutes during a heated parliamentary debate following the Queen's Speech .

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  • Former La Crosse police dept. training officer weighs in on Castile verdict
Former La Crosse police dept. training officer weighs in on Castile verdict

It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly - from a police officer saying "Hello, sir" to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist. He also told jurors that he feared for his life. "People are not protected against the police", she said Yanez's trial. Perhaps it is the fact that the same people who blindly support ...

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  • Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict
Shocking video of police shooting wasn't enough to convict

The video does not show what happened inside the auto or what Yanez saw. While we can't see into his psyche, something tells us Yanez wouldn't have feared for his life had he had pulled over a white man smoking a cigarette. Both had been passengers in the auto when Castile was shot by police officer Jeronimo Yanez , mere inches from the seven sh...

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer
Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer

Sessions hired Charles Cooper, a Washington-based attorney said to be a long-time friend of Sessions. His hiring by Sessions was reported earlier by the National Law Journal . Several other administration officials have recently retained attorneys. Further questions were raised when, despite having recused himself fromthe Russian Federation ...

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  • Former US Envoy to Syria: Game Over! Assad Won
Former US Envoy to Syria: Game Over! Assad Won

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a USA -led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces".

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  • GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling
GOP senators voice concerns on eve of health care bill unveiling

He's hoping for Senate approval next week. The #democrats do not have enough votes to trigger the changes by the Republicans , hence the protests to thwart the efforts on a controversial bill . "No bill ", he said. "There's no doubt that this bill , if it actually passes and becomes law, that Americans over the age of 50 will be the wor...

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  • NHC says tropical storm Cindy weakens slightly
NHC says tropical storm Cindy weakens slightly

As a result, much of the northern Gulf coast, from Houston to the mouth of the Mississippi River, was under a tropical storm warning on Wednesday as Cindy's maximum winds weakened slightly, from 60 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour. The Federal Emergency Management Agency was moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into the state, he s...

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  • In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump
In Georgia, Handel reaches out to Democrats and thanks Trump

Trump weighed into the race, tweeting support for Handel. In another Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel and said "we are all very proud of you!" "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" Ossoff won almost 48 percent of the vote.

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  • Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'
Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

The 2017 Congressional Baseball Game last Thursday set a record for fundraising and ticket sales, organizers announced Tuesday, a sign that there was an outpouring of support in the days after the shooting at the Republican team's practice.

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  • Video of Police Killing of Philando Castile Is Publicly Released
Video of Police Killing of Philando Castile Is Publicly Released

Officer Yanez testified, "What I meant by that was I didn't know where the gun was up until I saw it in his right thigh area". In the video, which had been played several times for jurors during Yanez's trial but had never been shown outside the courtroom, Yanez tells Castile that he's being pulled over because he has a brake light ...

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  • Spicer confirms meetings with candidates to fill WH press jobs
Spicer confirms meetings with candidates to fill WH press jobs

But Spicer's rumored promotion wasn't the only prominent news from the White House press department this week. Reminded by the questioner, Trey Yingst of One America News Network, that 16 USA intelligence agencies had concluded that Russian Federation did engage in cyberattacks to influence the election, Spicer said, "I understand".

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  • Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions
Delay in reporting of deadly US destroyer collision raises questions

The Japanese coast guard questioned crew members of the ACX Crystal , and officials may treat it as a case of professional negligence. Then Nippon Yusen, the Japanese shipping company that chartered the Crystal , determined upon further investigation that the collision had happened around 1:30 a.m., and the Coast Guard amended its information t...

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  • Flights cancelled amid searing heat in south-western US
Flights cancelled amid searing heat in south-western US

MT. The NWS also said in the city of Phoenix , and the temperature will reach up to 120 degrees, and not only that the temperature of the adjacent areas, in fact, the city of Las Vegas and southern part of California will also feel somehow same temperature and heat waves.

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  • 'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says
'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

Fred Warmbier said the family did not believe North Korea's story, that their son had fallen into a coma after contracting botulism and being given a sleeping pill. Washington has stepped up pressure on China and other foreign powers to enforce existing United Nations sanctions on North Korea , and has deployed increased military assets of ...

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  • Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman
Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

Hodgkinson, 66, used a rifle and a handgun to fire almost 60 shots at the Republican baseball team, which was practicing for the annual baseball game the next night. Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice.

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  • Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile vehicle
Dashcam video shows officer firing 7 shots into Castile vehicle

Former Officer Jeronimo Yanez said on the day after the shooting that he was "hit with a odor of burning marijuana " when he pulled over Castile , his girlfriend, and his then-four-year-old daughter. But now we have another reminder, police dashcam video of the deadly traffic stop. He said they had to decide if Yanez was negligent and if ...

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  • Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted
Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

Consequently, Roy pumped carbon monoxide into his truck as he sat inside, breathing in the toxic fumes. Prosecutors said , when he left the truck, Carter instructed him to " get back in ", which eventually caused his death . "We're thrilled to be honest with you", Roy's grandfather Conrad told Radar. Michelle Carter , the woman who s...

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  • Trump gloats after Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election
Trump gloats after Republican Karen Handel wins Georgia special election

The race to fill Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which Tom Price vacated to become Trump's Health Secretary, offered an early test for Trump and the GOP's potential prospects in the 2018 mid-term elections. "If we think we're going to win these elections because President Trump's at 35 percent, I think in districts like mine and certainly G...

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  • Texas and Louisiana are in Tropical Storm Cindy's Path
Texas and Louisiana are in Tropical Storm Cindy's Path

According to the National Hurricane Center , Tropical Storm Cindy is continuing it's movement northwest towards the Texas and Louisiana coastlines. In coastal MS, some areas received 6 to 9 inches (150-230 millimeters). New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged vigilance as bands of rain from the system swept over the city.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight
Tropical Storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

As of press time (8:20pm, Tuesday ) the most likely target zone for flooding goes from Lexington-Louisville south Memphis-Nashville to the Gulf Coast. More on that can be found below in our "U.S. threat" section. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for much of the region until 10 a.m.

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