• Long Island forecast: Rain moves out, sun moves in
Long Island forecast: Rain moves out, sun moves in

East winds at 5 miles per hour. Thursday night: Mostly clear with a low around 73. Mpumalanga: Fine and cool, becoming partly cloudy in places from the afternoon, but cloudy along the escarpment in the evening with fog patches and drizzle.

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy To Dump Rain Here By Friday
Tropical Storm Cindy To Dump Rain Here By Friday

With high winds expected to continue , Landrieu said there is more potential for flooding , power outages, and tornados. Residents from east Texas to the Florida Panhandle warily eyed the storm's slow crawl toward land. The storm could cause a surge of up to 4 feet (1.2 meters) in isolated areas and possibly spawn tornados from southern Loui...

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  • Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot
Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March. Hospital officials said it is hard to predict how long the congressman will be in the hospital, but that he is expected to be able to walk and hopefu...

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  • The FBI found the Virginia shooter's storage unit, and discovered something chilling
The FBI found the Virginia shooter's storage unit, and discovered something chilling

He fired 60 shots during the attack, striking House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise , a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a Capitol Police officer before being shot and killed himself. Through witness accounts, Hodgkinson was reported to frequent the local libraries in Alexandria where he could obtain free Wi-Fi; however, he was unable to use...

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  • Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean' during closed-door meeting with senators ‒ report
Trump calls House healthcare bill 'mean' during closed-door meeting with senators ‒ report

The GOP's existing plan to succeed the Affordable Care Act , the American Health Care Act , remains in the Senate after narrowly passing the House last month . "Many of you are here because you pledged to cast this vote". The Republican-controlled House of Representatives already passed its version of legislation to repeal and replace Obam...

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is improving, hospital says
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is improving, hospital says

MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Wednesday morning that Scalise, R-Jefferson, "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". It remains unclear when he may be released from the hospital. The shooting was allegedly carried out by James T. Hodgkinson , who was later killed by police.

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  • United States senators dare Trump to veto sanctions against Russian Federation
United States senators dare Trump to veto sanctions against Russian Federation

It also establishes new sanctions against those conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the Russian government as well as supplying arms to Syrian President Bashar Assad, and it allows for sanctions to hit Russia's mining, metals, shipping and railways sectors.

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  • Trademarks that 'disparage' others allowed under First Amendment
Trademarks that 'disparage' others allowed under First Amendment

Jiang pose in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 21, 2015 in a picture released by band representatives. The section of the law at issue bars the trademark office from registering a name that may "disparage or falsely suggest a connection with persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrep...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation
Australia to resume airstrikes against ISIS in Syria amid threats from Russian Federation

The incident took place after a series of clashes between pro-regime troops and the US-backed anti-ISIS group, the Syrian Democratic Forces, near the SDF-held town of Ja'Din, just south of Tabqah, Syria. The last time the US downed a manned aircraft was in 1999, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervention in Serbia, when a US Air For...

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  • Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses
Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

His campaign has attracted more supporters than some expected. But while the Democratic losses of recent months have been demoralizing for the party, some see reason for optimism. But as the race neared Tuesday's vote, she said she started getting flooded with questions about where he lived. Ossoff's loss has prompted much soul searc...

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  • All Eyes On Georgia's Special Election
All Eyes On Georgia's Special Election

She praised Ossoff as "a candidate who was young and enthusiastic, and attracted national support". " A lot of Democrats are exhausted of her and exhausted of defending her", said political analyst Larry Sabato. Democrats are left with the bitter hope of another tighter-than-usual margin, still searching for a contest where anti-Trump en...

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  • Heat wave and record temperatures are canceling flights out west in Phoenix
Heat wave and record temperatures are canceling flights out west in Phoenix

Las Vegas was forecast to hit 117 (47 Celsius) on Tuesday and excessive heat warnings cover nearly all of California. Starting Monday, California switched the 425 contracted construction workers rebuilding spillways at the Oroville Dam to shifts starting at 5 a.m.

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  • Gingrich on Russian Investigation: 'The Fix Is In'
Gingrich on Russian Investigation: 'The Fix Is In'

The former speaker said the source of the president's infuriation is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. I feel kind of bad, ' " Gingrich quoted Trump , who won the SC primary, as having said. And I think the answer is they want to lay the foundation to discredit whatever Bob Mueller comes up with. Mueller, a distinguished attorney who...

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  • U.S. congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers
U.S. congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers

Mika is expected to make a " full recovery ", his family said over the weekend. The shooting has led other members of Congress to worry about their safety. Between April and June, Hodgkinson visited the storage unit 43 times, sometimes twice a day. Authorities also found 200 rounds of ammunition in a storage locker Hodgkinson had rented i...

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  • Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Hogkinson was an unemployed home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, who frequently railed against Republicans in letters to the editor and angry social media posts . "I told him they were Republicans". Slater can't explain how Hodgkinson knew Republicans were practicing for the congressional baseball game where he had been sleeping in his auto...

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  • Uber caves to pressure, rolls out in-app tipping option
Uber caves to pressure, rolls out in-app tipping option

Uber plans to announce another round of changes in July. In an email that they have sent out to drivers , they announced the tipping feature which will be initially launched in Seattle , Minneapolis , and Houston . The TLC's action to require tipping was a response to the Independent Drivers Guild, a group representing Uber drivers i...

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  • The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering
The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering

Justices in the past have struck down electoral maps as illegal in the past. The case will be one of the biggest heard in the supreme court term that begins in October. Paul Smith , a lawyer for the Campaign Legal Center, said gerrymandering "is worse now than any time in recent memory". In 2012, Republicans won 48.6 percent of the statew...

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  • Trump wants healthcare plan 'with heart'
Trump wants healthcare plan 'with heart'

John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door strategy session. Sources say top Senate Republicans are finalizing their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. McConnell's ability to line up votes is considered masterful, and he's eager to pass legislation fulfilling a keystone c...

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  • Russian hackers targeted 21 USA states during election
Russian hackers targeted 21 USA states during election

The media has reported that Russia hacked up to 39 states' systems , and IL and Arizona declared their systems were among those affected, but this marks the first time that federal officials themselves have described the number of states that were penetrated successfully by Russian hacking .

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  • Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled
Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning and its Phoenix office has said 'heat of this magnitude is rare, unsafe and very possibly deadly'. Airlines can use other strategies for dealing with limitations on the planes during hot weather , including reducing the amount of luggage and cargo and not fueling completely to m...

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