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Author: 0 The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting

Voters shut out of power by that state's partisan gerrymander presented a new neutral statistical standard (called the "efficiency gap" ) to a three-judge district court panel. The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a potentially landmark case on whether partisan gerrymandering violates the Constitution . The court said both the First Amendment and the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection prohibit redistricting plans that make it harder for members of a disfavored ...

U.S. Tech CEOs to visit White House
Author: 0 Tech CEOs to visit White House

He is alternately the architect of Trump's victory and a sniveling court jester, a figure now tasked with, among other things , orchestrating peace in the Middle East, reforming the government, handling the opioid crisis, serving as liaison to Mexico and China and the Muslim community, and reforming our criminal justice system.

Author: 0 Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

GEOFF BENNETT, BYLINE: Hey, Kelly. In a show of frustration with what they deem the GOP's "shameful" and "secret" legislative process, Democrats on Monday also held the Senate floor with a series of back-to-back speeches. LISA MURKOWSKI: Yeah, I've got a problem with it. WASHINGTON , June 19 U.S. Senate Democrats said they plan to slow Senate business to a crawl starting Monday evening to protest behind-the-scenes Republican work on repealing former President Barack Obama's healthcare ...

U.S. Phoenix and Tucson tie heat records for the date
Author: 0 Phoenix and Tucson tie heat records for the date

Some of the highest temperatures of the year can be recorded before the onset of the summer monsoon. Daily record highs will be within reach: 115 degrees for Sunday, 118 degrees for Monday and 116 degrees for Tuesday. American Airlines is warning passengers that it may have to ground flights in Phoenix during a heat wave that could send the temperature soaring to 120 degrees.

Author: 0 President Trump Is Being Investigated for Obstruction of Justice

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy, a friend of the President, said earlier this week that Trump was considering firing Mueller , who has been appointed to investigate Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election . But Trump has publicly said he was going to fire Comey regardless of Rosenstein's recommendation. Mr Trump was criticised for the tweet by the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein .

U.S. Candidates in tight GA race make final bid for votes
Author: 0 Candidates in tight GA race make final bid for votes

The Record's All-North Jersey boys lacrosse teams will be unveiled Tuesday, along with the top athletes, team of the year, player of the year, coach of the year, final rankings and the All-Bergen and All-Passaic teams. Republicans, weighed down by Trump's growing unpopularity, must demonstrate they can separate themselves from the president enough to hold suburban districts that only now are becoming battlegrounds.

U.S. Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium
Author: 0 Sean Spicer might be leaving White House podium

Among the potential candidates: conservative political commentator Laura Ingraham for press secretary and Daily Mail editor David Martosko for communications director . An unnamed official, however, told the publication that Trump has yet to make a concrete decision on his proposed White House shake-up. In April the former Republican National Committee strategist apologized for making an "inappropriate and insensitive" statement comparing Adolf Hitler to Syrian President Bashar ...

Author: 0 USA seeking to restore 'deconfliction' in Syria

On June 18, American armed forces shot down a Syrian warplane after reportedly seeing the jet drop bombs near a USA -backed coalition group that had been fighting an ISIS unit. The development increases the risk of a possible air fight between U.S. and Russian warplanes in Syrian skies. The US-led coalition called its attack on the Syrian army's jet "collective self-defense", adding that it contacted the Russian military to de-escalate the situation after the incident.

Author: 0 Newt Gingrich: Trump has a 'compulsion to counterattack'

Gingrich said there's "no evidence" the president ever impeded any Russian Federation investigation and Trump fired the FBI director because "Comey's public behavior was so destructive". "I think Trump sits there and says, 'let me get this straight". The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence committee, which is conducting its own investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, breaks with Gingrich on the Mueller issue.

Author: 0 Holcomb Fire near Big Bear now at 850 Acres

San Bernardino County Sheriff officials have issued voluntary evacuations in the dump, Baldwin Lake and Tanglewood Campground. Temperatures in the area reached 85 degrees as a heat wave continues to sear the Southland. Holcomb Valley Road - also known as 3N16 - is closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Canyon Road - also known as 3N09. The InciWeb page stated it was "hot and dry" in the fire area, with 5 miles per hour winds from the southeast gusting to 23 miles per hour.

U.S. Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting
Author: 0 Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

It said redistricting efforts are unlawful partisan gerrymandering when they seek to entrench the party in power, and have no other legitimate justification. But Wisconsin officials defended the legislature's work and called on the justices to undo the lower-court ruling. What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existence of data-driven models to measure election results against other factors.

U.S. SCOTUS to Take on Wisconsin Redistricting Case
Author: 0 SCOTUS to Take on Wisconsin Redistricting Case

A ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in the case could have an immediate impact. He said that leaves plenty of time before a June filing deadline for state legislative races. States redraw districts for House seats in Congress and for legislative districts in state legislatures. The court, however, said the state's natural political geography "does not explain adequately the sizeable disparate effect" seen in the previous two election cycles.

Author: 0 Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

Appearing on several morning news shows Sunday, Sekulow attempted to convince viewers that the president was not speaking literally when he tweeted Friday: "I'm being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director by the man who told me to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director".

U.S. Death toll in Portugal forest fires rises to 62
Author: 0 Death toll in Portugal forest fires rises to 62

A burnt-out vehicle sat outside partly destroyed and abandoned houses, while a few metres away police in face masks surrounded the corpse of a man hidden under a white sheet. Some were sheltered in neighbouring areas. Several villages were affected by the blaze but Gomes was not immediately able to comment on the extent of the damage caused.

U.S. Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter
Author: 0 Texas woman charged in stabbing death of 4-year-old daughter

She allegedly told family she'd done something bad, and she was sorry. Those family members called 911 and urged deputies to come check on the girl at the Timberwalk Apartment Homes located in the 5600 block of Timber Creek Place. "Obviously it was some sort of, enough to escalate to where she killed the 4-year old". Deputies say 34-year-old Laquita Lewis was in a traffic accident Sunday evening on I-10 East at 610 North.

Author: 0 Washington Redskins owner 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's trademark ruling

He unsuccessfully attempted to register the name with U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because the agency said it disparages Asians. The Redskins made similar arguments after the trademark office ruled in 2014 that the name offends American Indians and canceled the team's trademark.

U.S. Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds
Author: 0 Tiger Woods receiving professional help to manage meds

Tiger Woods said Monday he is receiving "professional help" to manage his medications and treatment for back pain and insomnia. Woods, 41, has only played twice this year - missing one cut and withdrawing once. Videos released by the Jupiter Police Department showed a almost incoherent Woods unable to say where he was. His arraignment has been delayed until August 9.

U.S. Great Danes rescued in New Hampshire
Author: 0 Great Danes rescued in New Hampshire

One Conway Area Humane Society staff member on the scene said the conditions were "disturbing", adding, "My heart is broken for these dogs". Lindsay Hamrick , New Hampshire state director for The HSUS who was on the scene, said: "It's astonishing that such cruelty can occur and I'm so relieved that these animals are now safe and in the hands of people who will provide proper care for them".

Author: 0 Special counsel probing Jared Kushner's business dealings

Mogilevich associates are reported to have owned condos in Trump Tower in NY, and the father of Trump's business partner in the Trump Soho hotel, Felix Sater, was a Mogilevich lieutenant. Sources informed The Post of the financial focus of the investigation. On Thursday, the Post reported that Vice President Mike Pence has retained outside counsel to help him weather whatever storm might come his way.

U.S. Body of Naomi Jones Found
Author: 0 Body of Naomi Jones Found

Jones, who had graduated from fifth grade at Ferry Pass Elementary School, disappeared from her apartment complex on East Johnson Avenue on Wednesday, writes the news journal. "I will leave the why to the psychologists and the scriptwriters". Naomi had been missing since Wednesday. "When you hand your children a cell phone, you're basically handing them a handheld computer".

Author: 0 Russian Federation ends military coordination with U.S. over downed Syrian plane

The incident was the latest skirmish between the USA -led coalition and regime forces in the increasingly tense and crowded space in Syria's north and east. The so-called "deconfliction" line has been a vital tool in protecting both sides' forces as they conduct separate campaigns in Syria's crowded battlespace.

Author: 0 Coroner: Cocaine among drugs found in Carrie Fisher's system

Fisher long battled drug addiction and mental illness. The report, released on Monday, states Fisher may have taken cocaine three days before the December 23 flight on which she became ill. "I know my Mom, she'd want her death to encourage people to be open about their struggles", Lourd continued. Carrie Fisher made her feature film debut opposite Warren Beatty in the 1975 hit " Shampoo ".

U.S. 3 women found dead at Ohio home
Author: 0 3 women found dead at Ohio home

Authorities in OH said late Monday that they were in a standoff at a home with the suspect in the triple murder of two college students and their mother. Detectives have not found any evidence that Suzanne or her daughters knew the Johns. He was sentenced to one year in the Lorain Correctional Institution for one count of receiving stolen property and unauthorized access to a computer system.

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Improves to "Serious"

He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement. "We are especially appreciative of the strong outpouring of love and support from our neighbors, friends, from across Louisiana and across the country", Jennifer Scalise's statement said.

U.S. Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted
Author: 0 Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have convicted

On Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight , John Oliver briefly addressed the Bill Cosby trial and the recent announcement that the sexual assault case had ended in a mistrial . Juror names are normally a matter of public record and judges must justify the decision to seal them, legal experts said. Yanez was an agent of American policing, and Cosby is a celebrity who can summon a cast of dealers, talent agents, and attorneys to enforce his privilege.

U.S. Gas prices down 1 cent per gallon in Rhode Island
Author: 0 Gas prices down 1 cent per gallon in Rhode Island

That's eight cents below the national average of $2.29. Average retail gasoline prices in CT have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,540 gas outlets in CT.

Author: 0 Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds?

After she knew that he'd passed away, Carter did not tell his family that he'd killed himself, nor did she call police. Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz decided the case since Carter waived her right to a jury trial. You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off. "I was talking to him while he killed himself", reads one of her texts to a classmate. In his verdict, Moniz said he did not take into account Roy's previous suicide attempts.

U.S. Police arrest suspect in SC beach shooting captured on video
Author: 0 Police arrest suspect in SC beach shooting captured on video

The security officer was grazed by a bullet but was treated at the scene. "I'm fine", Reyes said, "but my family, they're on edge, and they're anxious now". John Lee, visiting from Hillsborough, N.C. Sunday night's shooting was the fourth reported shooting incident within the city over a two-day period, according to reports from the police department.