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Text messages sent by Carter after Roy's death implied she listened to Roy die over the phone and convinced him to go through with the suicide when he got cold feet. Carter's attorney, Joseph Cataldo argued Roy was simply forcing Carter to be part of his second attempt. The court heard more than 20,000 text messages exchanges were made - with more than 1,000 of those messages sent in the days leading up to Roy's death .
  • Health care battle: Republicans impose July 4 deadline

    Health care battle: Republicans impose July 4 deadline

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    Groups fighting the Republican drive to replace Obamacare say they're anxious that investigations into President Donald Trump and his campaign are diverting from efforts to derail the GOP health-care bill. There's a reason Republicans want to Trumpcare on the down low - even Fox News is unable to spin the unpopularity of the bill, which is essentially a tax cut for the rich masquerading as health care reform .
  • US lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

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    Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot this week but has improved, his surgeon said Friday as he expressed optimism about the legislator's prospects for recovery. Scalise will undergo more operations. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said. Witnesses said the shooting would have been a "massacre" if not for the Capitol Police officers on duty as part of Scalise's security detail and the ...
  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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    MARTIN: Before Hodgkinson traveled to Virginia, he lived in a small town near St. Louis called Belleville, Ill. A key US Republican politician and multiple congressional aides were shot by a gunman at a GOP baseball practice match in Virginia state on Wednesday.
  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

    Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

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    Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but his vital signs have "stabilized" two days after being shot during a congressional baseball practice on Wednesday, hospital officials announced Friday. "The only chance we had was the Capitol Police", Paul said. Griner and Bailey are part of Scalise's security detail. You're not on Facebook , Crystal, but I'm honored to know you.
  • Scalise doctor hopes for 'excellent recovery' despite risk

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    Though Scalise was conscious at the scene after he was shot and his office said he talked to his wife before his first surgery, he was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, according to Sava. More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity , and more than 20,000 tickets have been sold for the game, the organizers wrote on Facebook Thursday afternoon.
  • Pence hires outside legal counsel

    Pence hires outside legal counsel

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    He was also appointed as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H.W. Bush. Pence's visit comes one day before President Donald Trump is expected to also stop into Miami to talk about changes to the U.S. Trump lashed out at that report at various times on Thursday through his Twitter feed, even recalling language from the campaign to criticize Hillary Clinton as "Crooked H".
  • Multiple victims injured in San Francisco shooting

    Multiple victims injured in San Francisco shooting

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    A woman named Michelle, who did not want to provide her last name, was walking to work across the street from a UPS facility when she saw several UPS employees running down the street. It is unclear whether anyone was injured in the shooting. San Francisco police are inside the UPS warehouse searching for additional victims and witnesses.
  • What we know about UT grad shot at congressional baseball practice

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    Williams arrived at a news conference in Washington using crutches and said he would be returning to Texas later this week for further treatment. U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth, the lone Texan on the Democrats' congressional baseball team, tweeted his support and prayers after news of the shooting came out.
  • Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

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    The newspaper noted that it doesn't exclude the possibility of recordings created by another entity. Though the Justice Department maintains that it has fully disclosed the extent of Sessions' foreign contacts a year ago, lawmakers have continued to press him for answers about an April 2016 event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, where both Sessions and Kislyak attended a foreign policy speech by Trump .
  • US Attorney General to Appear Before Senate Committee

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    Sessions will get questions five days after former FBI Director James Comey´s testimony, who at the public hearing before the Senate accused the U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , responding to Trump's statement last week that he would "100 percent" speak under oath about the Comey affair, said he would like the president to testify in public before the Senate.
  • Seattle's 'March Against Sharia' set for City Hall Plaza

    Seattle's 'March Against Sharia' set for City Hall Plaza

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    Between 2008 and 2013, the report found, ACT for America was one of 33 anti-Muslim groups that had access to more than $204m in revenue and helped push for legislation targeting Muslims. "No, Muslims are attacking other Muslims, and we're bringing in these refugees that have the same ideologies". We may not want them marrying our daughters, just as they would not want us marrying theirs.
  • Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters

    Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters

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    There are also the film noir standbys of getting women to seduce men, chloroform them, and rob them; bribery; bootleg cigarette trade; and setting up nightclubs to sell narcotics. "It's nighttime in NY now". According to the statement issued by the Attorney for the Southern District of New York , Razhden Shulaya was dubbed a " vor v zakonei " or " vor ", which means in Russian "thief-in-law" and refers to "an order of elite criminals from the former Soviet Union" who receive tribute from ...
  • No Powerball victor last night, new jackpot estimated at $435M

    No Powerball victor last night, new jackpot estimated at $435M

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    The largest Powerball jackpot in history was won on January 13, 2016, and was a whopping $1.58 billion. The next drawing will be held on Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. But if you are lucky enough to win, you'll have two options - take the full value that is paid in dozens of installments over several years or take the one-time lump sum, which is smaller than the actual jackpot at roughly $273.1 million.
  • Trump lashes out at DOJ over travel ban legal strategy

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    In a series of Monday morning tweets , Trump says the Justice Department "should have stayed" with his first executive order aimed at temporarily halting entry to the USA from a half-dozen Muslim majority countries . In a rare move on Friday the Supreme Court expedited consideration of the case, ordering the American Civil Liberties Union-which represents the plaintiffs-to respond by June 12 to the Trump administration's petition for court consideration.
  • Florida woman let snake bite baby and posted Facebook video, police say

    Florida woman let snake bite baby and posted Facebook video, police say

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    Laurent, 34, said she grew up catching and interacting with snakes and other reptiles as she was growing up. According to WFTS , the video that St. On Tuesday, the sheriff's office in Highlands County released the video and also commented on it, providing details as to what the footage depicts.
  • Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

    Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

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    Dubke's job was to work behind-the-scenes managing the White House communications strategy and responses to crises, such as the firing of FBI director James B. Dubke offered his resignation earlier this month, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told The Associated Press on Tuesday, but offered to stay on during the president's first foreign trip .
  • Comey OK'd to testify; House committee issues subpoenas

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    On Wednesday, Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, issued three subpoenas regarding the unmasking of President Donald Trump's campaign officials in surveillance reports. President Trump has argued that the leaks should be the focus of the investigation. The subpoenas asked the agencies to provide details of any requests made by two top Obama administration aides and the former CIA director to "unmask" names of Trump campaign advisers inadvertently picked up in top-secret ...
  • Bill watch: Governor vetoes liquor bill

    Bill watch: Governor vetoes liquor bill

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    In the week after session, both Senate President Joe Negron , R-Stuart, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran , R-Land O' Lakes, had informally agreed lawmakers should return to the Capitol to settle the issue. That line-item was among a plethora of vetoes Gov. Rick Scott handed down Friday evening. Scott's full budget veto list will be released later today.
  • Man Arrested in Theft of Portland Train Victim's Ring

    Man Arrested in Theft of Portland Train Victim's Ring

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    George Tschaggeny , 51, has been accused of second-degree abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, identity theft and second-degree theft. Police said they rushed to defend two women who were being taunted on the train by Jeremy Joseph Christian , who then allegedly stabbed the men.
  • Former UNL chancellor sentenced to jail in Penn State case

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    The sentence of two months in jail plus another two under house arrest against a once-leading figure in American higher education marks a low point in the largely distinguished career of Graham Spanier, who was Penn State's president from 1995 to 2011.
  • Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

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    When asked to raise his right hand, he started to raise his left hand when the officer corrected him. He later issued a statement blaming his behavior on an " unexpected reaction to prescribed medications ". According to a police report released on Tuesday, Woods blew a.000 on the breathalyzer twice. Officers said he looked groggy, and Woods admitted he was taking several painkiller medications after a fourth back surgery , including Vicodin, a powerful opioid, and Vioxx, a medication ...
  • Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand how the Senate works

    Donald Trump doesn't seem to understand how the Senate works

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    Current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky returned the favor to Democrats in April, removing the filibuster to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court. Still, GOP senators are keen to emphasize that they are working on a bill that is separate from the version passed by the House, Roll Call reports .
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome in Berlin

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome in Berlin

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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a "very good interaction" when he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel today at her country retreat near Berlin for informal talks over a private dinner. Still, it would be unlike Merkel just to give up on dealing with Trump, Tempel said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggests that Europe can not rely on Trump's U.S.
  • Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

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    Loehmann was not fired for the shooting itself, but for misrepresenting himself on his job application when he applied to be an officer. Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback , who were involved in the fatal shooting of the boy at a recreation center as he held a pellet gun.
  • Trump hits out at 'fake news' following Kushner reports

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    As they begin to build their own situational awareness with Russian Federation in this case, I don't see an issue here. "I don't think it is standard procedure prior to the inauguration of a President of the United States by someone who is not in an appointed position", McCain said .