• Justices Affirm Ruling Striking NC Legislative Districts
Justices Affirm Ruling Striking NC Legislative Districts

On May 22, the Supreme Court struck down two congressional district maps in North Carolina , holding the state had engaged in an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. For that reason, we can not have confidence that the court adequately grappled with the interests on both sides of the remedial question before us. "Many North Carolinians have been...

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  • Putin Rejects Speculation That He Has Damaging Info About Trump
Putin Rejects Speculation That He Has Damaging Info About Trump

A special counsel appointed by the Justice Department and congressional committees are investigating. Trump's most ardent critics are already talking of impeachment. The fact that, amidst political rivalry and some other domestic developments, we see things happen here that are typical of other countries, I do not see anything unusual in it.

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  • Texas Moves Forward With
Texas Moves Forward With "Bathroom Bill" Legislation

And lawmakers weren't done. GOODWYN: The leadership in the Texas Senate is expected to approve the House's version of the bathroom bill, and it's anticipated that Texas Governor Greg Abbott will sign it. In fact, it makes sure that there are reasonable accommodations for all children. A broader bathroom bill became law in North Carolina p...

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  • Trump says US will abandon Paris climate accord
Trump says US will abandon Paris climate accord

It is unclear if the film, which was financed by Participant Media and is being released by Paramount Pictures, will be recut and edited to include the latest development, which, according to the film, would have a devastating effect on global climate and cause rising sea levels as well as superstorms like Hurricane Sandy.

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  • London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack
London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

Officials in the United Kingdom say that after the van hit pedestrians on the bridge, three men armed with large knives then fled the scene and started attacking people at bars and restaurants in the nearby Borough Market . One Canadian national and one Frenchman were among the fatalities and seven French citizens were among the injured. More ...

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  • Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror
Arab nations cut ties with Qatar, saying it backs terror

Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed "terrorist activities" in Saudi Arabia's Shiite-dominated area of Qatif, as well as in Bahrain , both of which have seen Shiite unrest in recent years. Qatar also has stakes on the Costa Smeralda and Qtar Airways has a 49% stake in Meridina, as well as part of food producer Inalca. Cairo has a...

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  • Comey clear to testify about Trump talks, says special counsel
Comey clear to testify about Trump talks, says special counsel

Trump, after firing Comey, cited him for 'poor performance, ' among a variety of other faults. President Trump fired Mr. Comey earlier this month; some are saying it was to impede the investigation. So often in recent weeks, the words "obstruction of justice" have been spoken on cable news , and there have been discussions about whether or not ...

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  • US Navy SEAL member killed after parachute malfunction
US Navy SEAL member killed after parachute malfunction

The elite Navy SEAL team cancelled a jump planned for Monday afternoon's Mets game at Citi Field after the death of their parachutist. Kils said that when the emergency responders arrived, "They pulled him out of the water and started doing chest compressions".

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  • Heard in the Texas House: 'I'll Put a Bullet in Your Head'
Heard in the Texas House: 'I'll Put a Bullet in Your Head'

NBC 5 has reached out to Rinaldi several times , and we have not heard back. There were protests of that bill in the chamber; and then one lawmaker said he called immigration officials on the protesters. In a press conference after the scuffle, state Rep. Justin Rodriguez, D-San Antonio, alleged that Rinaldi more specifically said he would, "put...

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  • Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case
Former Penn State administrators sentenced to jail time in Sandusky case

All three men were convicted of the same misdemeanor charge of child endangerment, but Curley and Schultz both reached plea agreements and testified at Spanier's trial in March. Spanier was also a fascinating character: He studied sociology and wrote papers about mate-swapping and extramarital behavior, which made for entertaining reading for stu...

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  • Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire
Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

Supreme Court has lifted the " temporary stay " on the execution of 75-year-old Tommy Arthur . On Thursday, just hours before Arthur's scheduled execution, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals denied requests from Arthur's defense attorneys to halt the execution.

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  • House Gives Final OK to Its Budget; Talks with Senate Next
House Gives Final OK to Its Budget; Talks with Senate Next

Whatever happens in the House may also affect the Senate, which has had an easier time passing tax bills. Congress is already months behind in writing a budget blueprint that would guide federal spending in the fiscal year beginning October 1.

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  • Portland, ore. Free speech rally, counter protests draw thousands
Portland, ore. Free speech rally, counter protests draw thousands

What began as a tense exchange of name-calling and profane insults took a turn when counterdemonstrators began throwing glass bottles, bricks and balloons of "foul-smelling liquid" at officers, Portland police said . Hundreds of people on the steps of City Hall are holding signs that read "Our city is greater than hate" and " Black lives matter "...

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  • The reasoning behind Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement
The reasoning behind Trump pulling out of the Paris climate agreement

We in Germany , Europe and the world will combine our forces more resolutely than ever to address and successfully tackle challenges for humanity such as climate change ". Trump has long criticized the Paris deal, promising to "cancel" it on the campaign trail, and is an outspoken climate science skeptic, calling climate change " an expensive ho...

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  • Shot Detroit police officer elevated to serious condition; suspect dead
Shot Detroit police officer elevated to serious condition; suspect dead

Detroit police are also looking for a third suspect in connection with the shooting. Detroit Police Chief James Craig told NBC affiliate WDIV the off-duty officer was confronted by an armed robber in the parking lot of a liquor store at Chene and Gratiot on the city's east side.

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  • United Kingdom to observe one minute's silence for victims of London attack
United Kingdom to observe one minute's silence for victims of London attack

Her call for a crackdown on radical Islamic recruiters on the internet was echoed in the U.S.by Sen. "It is an ideology that claims our Western values and freedom, democracy and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam". "It was horrific", he said. President Donald Trump: "Whatever the United States can do to help out in Lond...

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  • Officers to 'step up a gear' after terror attack, says Met Chief
Officers to 'step up a gear' after terror attack, says Met Chief

Dozens were injured, many of them critically, in the attack that started on the London Bridge, when three attackers swerved the vehicle into pedestrians then, armed with knives, rampaged through Borough Market, slashing and stabbing anyone they could find.

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  • 7 die in London terror attack
7 die in London terror attack

Seven people were killed in a marauding van and knife attack on London Bridge and the nearby Borough Market on Saturday night. In a series of tweets, Trump challenged London Mayor Sadiq Khan for saying there is "no reason to be alarmed".

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  • American States To Form
American States To Form "Green Wall" Against Trump's Anti-Paris Actions

America first? Not this time. Nations already experiencing some of the more dramatic effects of global warming, including fierce storms and rising seas , were also quick to condemn the move. So far, the pact includes "30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses". PRESIDENT Donald Trump positi...

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  • PM arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour
PM arrives in France on last leg of 4-nation tour

Innocent people, women, children lose their lives to terror. An enthusiastic Modi said the French centrist's election had "encouraged the whole world". "It's a personal commitment from Modi so it's crucial that this engagement is reiterated in the current context", said a senior French diplomat. "Within a lot of uncertainty and instability wher...

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