• Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session
Texas governor revives 'bathroom bill' for special session

Abbott also asked state lawmakers to take up a handful of anti-abortion bills that didn't pass during the regular session. Abbott said on May 31 he was waiting for the state comptroller to certify a budget before making Tuesday's announcement.

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  • Teachers union seeks to tar Scott over budget standoff
Teachers union seeks to tar Scott over budget standoff

Increased the non-residential property tax rate from $1.535 per $100 of assessed value, to $1.555. Because there were two bills, they both required separate letters from the governor. The odds of changing HB 7069 this week are nearly zero. Sen. Anitere Flores , R-Miami, acknowledged that some senators opposed to the bill may have voted for i...

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  • Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship
Twitter users, blocked by President Trump, cry censorship

Presumably future cases-perhaps this one if Trump doesn't unblock followers as requested-will shape this amorphous territory which for now is legally mysterious. Kicking people out who don't agree with your viewpoint undermines the fundamentals of democracy. Each of them was blocked soon after having disagreed with or ridiculed you.

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  • Disgruntled worker shoots dead 5 in US
Disgruntled worker shoots dead 5 in US

Seven people survived the shooting and were being interviewed by police. He says no survivors were shot or hurt. The co-worker, who had no visible injuries, stated "he had problems in the past with John but thought they were resolved", the sheriff's office incident report said.

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  • Man's death involving deputy, her husband ruled homicide
Man's death involving deputy, her husband ruled homicide

On Monday, the attorney for Terry Thompson said his client did nothing illegal. Social media is full of threats against [my client] and his family. "I told him, 'Please stop. Video of an altercation outside of a Houston Denny's last month shows a young father helpless as a sheriff's deputy and her husband hold him down in an apparent chokehold.

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  • Donald Trump Is Not Welcome In London Says Mayor Sadiq Khan
Donald Trump Is Not Welcome In London Says Mayor Sadiq Khan

All three were shot dead within 8 minutes of the first call to police. After appropriately assuring British Prime Minister Theresa May of American support, Trump used the tragedy in a ham-handed attempt to advance a constitutionally dubious policy and to attack London Mayor Sadiq Khan , who had expressed his support for Trump's presidential op...

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  • Christie deputy, ex-Goldman Sachs executive win primaries
Christie deputy, ex-Goldman Sachs executive win primaries

One might assume that Christie's unpopularity in the first primary election since Donald Trump took office as president would drive voters to the polls. It has been eight years since voters first saw Chris Christie's name on a ballot for governor. Unlike the Democrats who agree on a number of areas, some differences have emerged between them.

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  • Owner not charged in Oakland warehouse fire
Owner not charged in Oakland warehouse fire

Almena's attorneys told the San Francisco Chronicle that they would "vigorously defend" their client. CNN was attempting to reach an attorney for Harris. "These nonconventional building materials included recycled dry wood, such as fence boards, shingles, window frames, wooden sculptures, tapestries, pianos, organs, wooden furniture, RV traile...

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  • Florida State recruiting: Top QB target Justin Fields decommits from Penn State
Florida State recruiting: Top QB target Justin Fields decommits from Penn State

The Nittany Lions open the season against Akron (Sept. 2) and face Pitt (Sept. 9) and Georgia State (Sept. 16) to close out a three-game homestand to start the year. The five-star recruit said Tuesday he will still consider Penn State moving forward, but won't be ruling other schools out right now. But holding onto some of the country's best prospe...

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  • President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery
President Trump honors fallen soldiers, lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery

Secretary Kelly himself made headlines this weekend, downplaying the significance of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner looking to open a backchannel line of communication with Russian Federation during the transition. He then visited Area 60 of the cemetery, where numerous fallen heroes of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan were laid to rest. It wa...

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  • Ex-FBI director to testify as soon as next week
Ex-FBI director to testify as soon as next week

Comey has spoken privately with Special Counsel Robert Mueller III to work out the parameters for his testimony to ensure there are no legal entanglements as a result of his public account, a source said. Any direct testimony from Comey echoing the idea that the firing was an act of obstruction could potentially be a bombshell development in the ...

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  • Trump on Comey testimony: 'I wish him luck'
Trump on Comey testimony: 'I wish him luck'

After Comey was sacked, details of a dinner he had with the president leaked to the New York Times , which led Trump to imply on Twitter that there are recordings of conversations he had with him. May live tweet if he feels the need to respond. Mr Comey is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 8 June - in public and c...

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  • Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions
Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions

Sessions recused himself from investigations into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible ties between Moscow and Trump's campaign. Clinton. Sessions was the first sitting United States senator to endorse Trump and became one of his top advisers on the campaign trail. Sessions didn't address President Donald ...

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  • Graham: 'I Just Don't Think' GOP Can Put Together Obamacare Repeal Bill
Graham: 'I Just Don't Think' GOP Can Put Together Obamacare Repeal Bill

For now, the party's marquee agenda items remain undone, their fate uncertain. Vice President Mike Pence spent the weekend urging Republicans to pass a health care bill by the end of summer, but Senate Republicans are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for any legislation to pass in the near future.

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  • Trump not to block Comey's testimony
Trump not to block Comey's testimony

Kasowitz is no shrinking violet - he's known for being a bulldog advocating for President Donald Trump , a hard-nosed fighter willing to mix it up. If you are similarly interested in watching, you can easily stream Comey's testimony online in addition to watching it on television.

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  • Tell senators about yourdislike for health bill
Tell senators about yourdislike for health bill

Major players in the marketplace have withdrawn from the Obamacare marketplace, citing a sicker-than-expected pool of customers, though some insurers say they're hiking rates due to uncertainty ushered in by Mr. Not helping matters: The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office last week released a report showing the House bill would leave 23 mi...

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  • White House Nixes use of War Room During Russia Investigation
White House Nixes use of War Room During Russia Investigation

Comey will be testifying in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee about his investigation into Russia's involvement in the presidential election and what he discovered before President Trump fired him last month. US presidents in the past have invoked executive privilege to keep their conversations with top aides secret. Mueller, respected...

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  • Five killed in workplace shooting in Orlando
Five killed in workplace shooting in Orlando

The person suspected of the shooting, a 45-year-old man who was sacked from his job there in April, had fatally shot himself, Mr. Demings said. "Disgruntled former employee", the Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its twitter, ruling out the possibility of a terrorist attack.

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  • Climate action continues despite United States withdrawal
Climate action continues despite United States withdrawal

That's where it stands. She added: "We can all weigh this out, but at the end of the day, watch what the president does". "John, I just gave you the answer", said Ms. "The world will now be looking at California, China , the European Union and others who are willing to take up the mantle of leadership", Horowitz noted .

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  • Police talking to man with gun at Orlando airport
Police talking to man with gun at Orlando airport

Michael Pettigrew, 26, faces one count of aggravated assault with a firearm and will be kept in custody on a mental health hold, the Orlando Police Department said on Twitter. He was eventually talked down after two hours and it was discovered that he was former military and he has been baker acted. Orlando police and Orange County deputies w...

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