• Family reacts angrily to Milwaukee ex-cop's acquittal

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    The two engaged in a foot chase after Smith fled from a traffic stop on August 13. Heaggan-Brown shot first, firing a bullet at Smith, and striking him in the arm. Smith's defense attorneys argued the officer had been forced to act quickly. It was at that point that Heaggan-Brown shot him again ... fatally. After the second shot, Smith's arms and legs are still moving and he appears to bring his left hand toward his waistband.
  • Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

    Cuba rejects new US policy, saying pressure will not work

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    In a statement on state television it denounced the measures, but said Havana "reiterates its willingness to continue the respectful dialogue and cooperation". Castro's government has clearly stated it does not intend to change its one-party political system. Trump described his move as an effort to ramp up pressure to create a "free Cuba " after more than half a century of communism.
  • Iran fires missiles against Islamic State in Syria

    Iran fires missiles against Islamic State in Syria

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    It was the first missile attack by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88, media in the Islamic republic reported. " The spilling of any innocent blood will not go unanswered ", Press TV cited a statement by the Revolutionary Guards as saying. Activists in Syria did not immediately have information about the Iranian-claimed strikes.
  • France's Macron Wins Strong Parliamentary Majority: Estimates

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    One target this week was Olivia Gregoire who is standing for a seat from a constituency in wealthy southwest Paris and whose posters, like most REM candidates, feature Macron's face prominently. In the first round , the abstention rate hit a almost 60-year high of 51.3 percent and is forecast to rise to 53-54 percent in the run-off, much higher than the 44.6 percent in the last election five years ago.
  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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    With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said.
  • Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

    Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

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    Constitution. In a filing Friday , the Department of Justice argued that the foreign Emoluments Clause of the Constitution did not apply to Trump receiving payment from foreign dignitaries at his hotels and golf clubs because they were fair-market commercial transactions and did not therefore need congressional approval.
  • US keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation

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    The Trump administration is continuing an Obama-era program shielding " Dreamers ", the so-called undocumented immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children. Participants were to have been kept safe from deportation and provided with renewable work permits, but the program was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states sued.
  • Oregon Is First State to Legally Recognize Non-Specified Gender

    Oregon Is First State to Legally Recognize Non-Specified Gender

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    A survey by the National Center for Transgender Equality, in fact, found that one third of respondents who showed an ID with a name or gender that did not align with their external presentation had experienced verbal harassment, denial of services, and even physical assault.
  • Gov't Wants More Time To Address Second Travel Ban Ruling

    Gov't Wants More Time To Address Second Travel Ban Ruling

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    Soon after the memo was issued , Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall filed court papers saying that it resolved " any doubt" about the order's effective date. The new order also suspends the United States' refugee program for 120 days, and lowers the cap on refugees from 110,000 to 50,000 per year. But the appeals court narrowed the injunction issued by Judge Watson in a significant way.
  • Vice president to travel to Central and South America

    Vice president to travel to Central and South America

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    Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Richard Cullen , who is chairman of McGuire Woods, the Post reported . That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen . To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Amid reports that special counsel Robert Mueller is also looking into whether Trump tried to obstruct justice, several White House aides are expected to be contacted by his team and are in the process of ...
  • Trump calls for unity after GOP baseball shooting

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    Authorities have identified the suspected shooter at the GOP Congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois, the Washington Post reported . Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup , a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. Brooks identified the shooter as a "white male, armed with a rifle".
  • DC Welcomes News of Rosenworcel's Return to FCC

    DC Welcomes News of Rosenworcel's Return to FCC

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    She previously served on the Commission from 2012 through the end of past year, but stepped down when the Senate did not extend her expired term before the end of their session. That didn't happen. Now, some are wondering if Rosenworcel will be put up for a vote by the Senate without a Republican nominee. "CCA shares her commitment to ensuring wireless services for all Americans, especially for consumers in rural and remote areas, and her focus on closing the homework gap will benefit all ...
  • Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

    Melania Trump, son Barron move into the White House

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    The ruling from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the president violated U.S. immigration law by discriminating against people based on their nationality and by failing to demonstrate that their entry into the country would hurt American interests."Immigration, even for the president, is not a one-person show", the judges said.
  • Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

    Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

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    The " March Against Sharia " protesters were inside the Capitol and the counter-protesters outside, with state troopers keeping the two groups from co-mingling. Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together in Manchester tribute " A lot of Muslims follow Sharia law and that's a scary thing for Americans because our rule of law is the U.S.