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USA hits 2 Russian officials, dozens more with sanctions

USA hits 2 Russian officials, dozens more with sanctions

However, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that the topic of Russian Federation "obviously came up to discussion with the president today". "The Minsk Accords are not working and Putin ha...

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Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

Tropical Storm Cindy threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean

Already some flooding was reported on Alabama's Dauphin Island and flood control locks and gates were being closed along Louisiana's bayou-marbled coast. Parishes along the coast made sandbags - or sa...

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Tropical storm likely to develop in Gulf

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area, in this case within the next 24 to 36 hours. The cyclone had top sustained winds of 45 mph...

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Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race

Georgia voters streaming to polls in expensive Congress race

Democrats have suffered narrow defeats in Kansas and Montana this year . Ossoff and Handel emerged from a crowded field of 18 primary candidates in April, after Ossoff fell just shy of the 50 perce...

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American Airlines cancels flights because it's just too hot to take off

On Sunday, the Weather Service said the mercury reached 92 degrees at Pulliam Airport, tying the record high for the date set in 1940. McCarran International Airport is the eighth-busiest airport ...

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Snake slithers across truck on west Texas highway

Snake slithers across truck on west Texas highway

The snake somehow slithers all the way onto the hood of the truck and hangs on. Mr Wyatt and Mr Moyers, who both say they are afraid of snakes, can be heard in the video yelling as it continued to s...

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Johnson County commissioners approve record fiscal budget

Johnson County commissioners approve record fiscal budget

According to County Budget Director Ryan Brown, the error was discovered last week. "But, we are very clear that we are not sure how that is going to happen today", said Wake County school board Cha...

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Judge to consider request to release Cosby jurors' names

Judge to consider request to release Cosby jurors' names

The jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on any of the three counts against the comedian, ending the trial without a verdict. It's likely that Cosby's defence team will try to block a new trial...

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Video captures rat trying to flee with entire garbage bag

Video captures rat trying to flee with entire garbage bag

Conner told ABC7 , in NY, that it happened Thursday morning in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Leigh Conner says she saw a moving trash bag last week in the Brooklyn neighborhood while she was getting o...

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A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

A look at Illinois' budget mess as lawmakers head to Capitol

Rauner has spent his tenure striving for "reforms" he says will improve IL government and that will make the economic climate more friendly to businesses, but which Democrats say are meant to minimi...

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Winner announced in SC 5th Congressional race

The race has not had the same national focus as special elections in Georgia and Montana . That race is seen as an early test for the GOP and President Donald Trump since his win over Democrat H...

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McCaskill uses facts to slam Senate Republicans' health care process

McCaskill uses facts to slam Senate Republicans' health care process

Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) tweeted Thursday afternoon, referring to Senate Republicans crafting their health care bill behind closed doors . After Trump's unexpected 2016 win, Republicans were...

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Most-expensive congressional campaign in history comes to a head in Georgia

Most-expensive congressional campaign in history comes to a head in Georgia

Tuesday's runoff is the third chance opposition Democrats have to win a House seat since Trump took office. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has made it a point to connect with the district's B...

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McConnell To Keep Pressure On GOP To Repeal Obamacare Quickly

McConnell To Keep Pressure On GOP To Repeal Obamacare Quickly

Under reconciliation, the way Republicans can try to pass the bill with 51 votes, Republicans have to save $2 billion total. Senate Republicans are in the final stages of producing a sweeping rewr...

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West Braces For More Record Heat, Flight Cancellations

Regional flights on American Eagle were the most affected, because they use Bombardier CRJ planes that can only operate at temperatures of 118 degrees Fahrenheit - or around 47.8 degrees Celsius...

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions hires private lawyer

Cooper attended Sessions's congressional hearing and also counseled Grandma Keebler before his confirmation hearing in February. "I can confirm that I represent the attorney general, but, as with al...

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Sizzling heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

Sizzling heat wave creates health hazard in southwestern US

American Airlines said that planes used for regional flights can operate in temperatures up to 118 degrees. A construction worker climbs onto a roof at sunrise to avoid the heat, Tuesday, June 20,...

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Senate GOP pushing for health care vote next Thursday

Senate GOP pushing for health care vote next Thursday

A Tennessee Republican senator on Tuesday said he hasn't yet been shown the GOP bill to repeal and replace major parts of Obamacare that his party's leadership expects him and his colleagues to vote f...

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Man beats woman outside Planet Fitness, punches her 39 times

Man beats woman outside Planet Fitness, punches her 39 times

The woman received serious injuries that were not life threatening. Police released a portion of the video only showing the first punch for the sake of the victim's privacy. He is described as a whi...

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Otto Warmbier dies a week after released by North Korea

Otto Warmbier dies a week after released by North Korea

Trump adds, "he should have been brought home a long time ago". "It's a disgrace what happened to Otto ..." "This had happened while Mr. Warmbier was in the detention of North Korean authorities...

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12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime

12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to fight crime

A spike in violent crime in 2015 continued into the first half of last year, with big cities seeing an average increase in murders of nearly 22 percent compared with the same period the year before,...

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Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

Georgia voters streaming to the polls in pricy Congress race

She adds, "It's up from the April 18 election which was just under 57,000". What should have been an easy contest for Republicans - the district previously elected former House Speaker Newt Ging...

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Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday

Senate GOP Will Unveil Health Care Plan Thursday

Democrats took over the Senate floor Monday evening to protest the Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . Corey Booker (D-N.J.) said from the floor. The concern from the ...

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Fire in Holcomb Valley Area

Fire in Holcomb Valley Area

The fire was reported at 850 acres until about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, when officials updated the figures on the federal InciWeb information page for the incident. It's not an immediate threat to any s...

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Two Atlantic tropical systems may develop into named storms

The National Hurricane Center has issued advisories for what it calls Potential Tropical Cyclone Two , about 485 miles east-southeast of Trinidad, moving to the west at 23 mph. Sunday marked the fi...

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Whole Foods Doesn't Have a 'Tinder Relationship' With Amazon, Its CEO Clarifies

For one, the combined Amazon-Whole Foods is a strong private-label player. The remarks, released by Whole Foods on Monday, helped shed new light on a deal that was presented Friday with a relatively t...

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Few favor Trump's move to ditch Paris climate accord

Few favor Trump's move to ditch Paris climate accord

Councilors are now poised to join more than 200 cities across the country showing support. The agreement was negotiated under former President Barack Obama. City Councilor Jack Eakman said he was "goi...

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Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic

Gillespie was expected to win easily, and the close contest shows Trump's enduring appeal among GOP voters in Virginia and a potentially rocky path forward for Republicans in a state where Demo...

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Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

However, in California, the state's non-partisan redistricting and its "top-two" primary system have actually led to more-competitive races, some even pitting members of the same party against one ano...

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OU's Project Upward Bound awarded $3 million federal grant

OU's Project Upward Bound awarded $3 million federal grant

The five-year grant will help sustain one of the university's most successful and enduring programs. Upward Bound now serves over 100 high school students in Guam, primarily from the public schools....

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Police blame road rage for killing of teenage Muslim girl

Hassanenand four or five others teenagers had left the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) mosque in Sterling, Va., on Sunday to get breakfast at an IHOP a little more than a mile away, The Washi...

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Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

Muslims question whether girl's killing was road rage

The attack on Hassanen came as she was on her way to a mosque for Ramadan. It's being shared widely online. "I know I said that out of fear, and just feeling helpless". Torres then allegedly dragged...

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Vice President Pence Hires Private Attorney for Russia Probe

Vice President Pence Hires Private Attorney for Russia Probe

Cullen also served as the state attorney general of Virginia and as a USA attorney under President George H.W. Bush. Cullen is known for representing high-profile clients, and was also involved into...

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Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk child care

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk child care

Whatever, the photo is hilarious and shows how tiny Little Marco actually is. Childcare is a major expense for American working families. President Trump famously nicknamed Rubio "Little Marco" duri...

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Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

The USPTO viewed the name as a racial slur but the musicians argued they were trying to reclaim the term and diminish its offensiveness. In particular, the Supreme Court determined that " trademarks...

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2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City

2 workers trapped after roof collapses in New York City

One person was seen being pulled from the building on a stretcher. An aerial view of the site of the Tuesday accident shows firefighters swarming the scene. Crews were loading materials from a boom...

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Trump confirms probe, calls it a 'witch hunt'

Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing recommendations made to him by Rosenstein. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill. A source familiar wi...

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Top court to hear case that could reshape US political map

The issue has torn the court for decades. In a subsequent ruling, the lower court panel ordered that the Legislature must have a new redistricting plan in place by November 1, 2017, for the 2018 gen...

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As Temperatures Rise, Flex Alerts are Issued to Conserve Energy

As Temperatures Rise, Flex Alerts are Issued to Conserve Energy

California is under a Flex Alert and residents are being advised to conserve electricity to ease pressure on the power grid. Demand on the power grid can be strained during periods of high heat. On...

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Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

Even justices who favor giving lawmakers discretion to draw district lines hold their noses when it comes to how they do it. The case could have a major impact on how district lines are drawn up natio...

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