• Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish
Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

FILE - This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington . "We will continue the fight for property owners and for the integrity of the constitutional right against uncompensated government takings", he continued.

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  • Lil' Kim Investigated by LAPD After Armed Robbery
Lil' Kim Investigated by LAPD After Armed Robbery

In related news, Kim and Havoc of Mobb Deep will reportedly be honoring the late Prodigy during tonight's 2017 BET Awards ceremony. Cops were eventually called but told both Kim and the manager that they couldn't do anything because it was a civil matter.

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  • Police Remove Disabled Anti-Trumpcare Protesters
Police Remove Disabled Anti-Trumpcare Protesters

After the closely guarded legislation - which was written entirely behind closed doors - was finally unveiled on Thursday morning, a protest formed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Capitol. "Instead of making our health care system worse, Congress should strive to improve the system so that all Americans have t...

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  • Majority Feel Russia Hysteria Is Distracting Congress From More Important Stuff
Majority Feel Russia Hysteria Is Distracting Congress From More Important Stuff

That's according to the latest data out from the monthly Harvard-Harris Poll , which illustrates that a clear majority of Americans are ready to move on from the "Russia interference" investigations. Fourteen percent said the president should be censured by Congress. Another 27 percent of independents think the media's treatment of the issue has b...

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  • Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die
Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

The Capitol Police did not immediately return a request for comment from USA TODAY about the number of arrests at the protest . "The government wants to kill me", said one protester while police physically removed her from Capitol Hill.

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  • Five GOP senators now oppose health bill
Five GOP senators now oppose health bill

So far, a majority of the Senate have expressed promises to vote "no" on the bill; according to statements made by senators, 55 senators oppose the bill, 17 support it and 28 are unclear. He said they had "at best, a 50-50 chance". "So that's why they - there's such pressure on these Republicans". Administration spokesmen insisted the bill do...

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  • GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill
GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

As we've said before, Obamacare is far from ideal. They don't care about that either. The Senate proposal would affect those now on Medicaid , contradicting what Spicer said, although the full extent of the bill's effects may not be clear for years.

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU
Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU

Scalise, 51, of Louisiana, the third-ranking House Republican, was among four people shot June 14 by a gunman identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died after a shootout with police. Hodgkinson had a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress written on it, Slater said, but the note lacked any further cont...

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  • Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation
Global Geo-political Series: US Senate overwhelmingly supports new sanctions on Russian Federation

The US Senate has overwhelmingly passed an amendment to strengthen and expand the current sanctions against Russian Federation, sending a "strong" signal to President Vladimir Putin over territorial violation in Crimea, alleged meddling in elections and aggression in Syria.

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  • Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills
Health bill test of McConnell's leadership skills

Under the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, Americans who don't purchase health insurance are subject to a fine. A CBO score of the Senate bill is expected this week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly eager for a vote before the July 4th recess, but it's still unclear whether the GOP has enough votes for it to pass the ...

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  • Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it
Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

The House of Representatives last month narrowly passed a revised version of an ACA repeal and replacement bill: The American Health Care Act (AHCA). Obamacare extended coverage to some 20 million additional Americans through both subsidized private insurance and an expansion of Medicaid . Heller said at the news conference that "this bill...

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  • Mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati police officer
Mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati police officer

But prosecutors said DuBose's auto didn't start moving until after he was shot and that Tensing had a choice to let DuBose drive away rather than shoot him. In November, Tensing's first trial ended in a mistrial . DuBose eventually said he did not have it with him. The hung jury deliberated for almost 31 hours over five days, but could not com...

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  • Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway
Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway

People took to Twitter to express outrage over Friday's acquittal verdict in the fatal shooting of black man Philando Castile in Minnesota . Yanez testified that he stopped Castile in the St. "I will never have faith in the system". Sherrilyn Ifill, who heads the legal defense fund at the African-American civil rights group NAACP, said...

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  • Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan
Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

The secrecy behind the GOP Senate leadership's draft of the health care bill is hard to believe. Now Democrats say they would love to read the Republicans' repeal bill but can not do so because Republicans have not exposed their handiwork to public inspection.

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  • Pelosi facing party mutiny in the House
Pelosi facing party mutiny in the House

Some Democrats have blamed Pelosi for the party's loss in the Georgia special election on Tuesday. "On immigration, for instance, public opinion had actually become modestly more liberal in the years leading up to Trump - but the Democrats are now nearly an open-borders party, so even modest skepticism about immigration tends to push voters t...

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  • Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released
Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

Both recordings were played during the trial for Yanez , who faced one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm in connection with Castile's death. Yanez says in a more panicked tone. The video was among the evidence gathered in the investigation and used in the trial. Prosecutors claimed that ...

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  • Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare
Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare

Like its counterpart in the House, the Senate plan would lower premiums for younger Americans by allowing insurers to charge older enrollees more . Another was Nevada Gov. The plan would scale back aid to the poor and kill a tax on the wealthy. In Montana, 20 percent of residents didn't have medical insurance in 2013.

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  • Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student
Third Former Vanderbilt Football Player Found Guilty In Rape Of Unconscious Student

The jury deliberated for about 15 hours over the course of two days; in addition to the guilty verdicts, the jury found Banks not guilty on five other counts. Scruggs said. The victim took the stand Wednesday during Banks' trial and recalled what she could on the night of the rape, WTVF reported. "Within three minutes of being in that room, Mr.

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  • Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop
Off-duty black St. Louis cop mistakenly shot by white cop

Fox reports that the white officer told investigators he fired at his colleague because he "feared for his safety". Jackson said the off-duty officer, who lives in the area, heard the commotion and came out of his house to assist. In 2009, 25-year-old New York City police Officer Omar J. Edwards, who was black, was shot and killed by a white ...

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  • Crowd catches teen falling from park ride
Crowd catches teen falling from park ride

Witnesses have scrambled to catch a teenage girl who tumbled from a theme park ride in upstate NY. Police and EMS were dispatched at about 8:05 p.m.to Six Flags Great Escape for a report of a 14-year-old female from Greenwood , Delaware who fell out the Sky Ride .

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