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U.S. AP analysis: Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering
Author: 0 AP analysis: Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering

Calculating partisan advantage will take on new importance when the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether Wisconsin's state Assembly district maps violate Democratic voters' constitutional rights. Other districts - such as Beatty's, where 9 of every 10 voters favor Democrats - are virtually impossible for Republicans to win. "First of all, it wasn't that I was hurt personally", he said.

U.S. Trump hails SC decision as victory for U.S. security
Author: 0 Trump hails SC decision as victory for U.S. security

The Supreme Court said it will hear oral arguments on this in the fall. President Donald Trump's revised March 6 executive order , "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States ", would have banned people from Libya, Iran , Somalia , Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days and suspended all refugee entries for 120 days.

U.S. Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death
Author: 0 Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Robert Bennett , a lawyer for the Castile family, said that " no amount of money can ever replace Philando ", but that the settlement should provide some measure of comfort to those angered by his death. In dashcam video released last week, the officer asks to see Castile's license and registration. The high-profile cases are among several across the United States in recent years that have increased debate about race and policing.

U.S. Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team
Author: 0 Chris Paul named to NBA All-Defensive First Team

He is the only Spur to ever win multiple Defensive Player of the Year awards. Leonard, who turns 26 on Thursday, has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year each of the past two seasons and is a finalist for the award this year.

Author: 0 Despite impending partial implementation, Trump's travel ban faces challenges

A previous version of the order also barred citizens of Iraq and did not include exceptions for people with green cards. "What is not clear is exactly who those people are, and that will certainly be the subjects of future lawsuits". "Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security", Mr Trump said in a White House statement. In addition to the scenes of chaos at airports, the signing of the order also triggered widespread protests from those ...

U.S. U.S. high court looks to travel ban ruling & possible retirement
Author: 0 U.S. high court looks to travel ban ruling & possible retirement

Though Trump recently boasted that he has "passed more legislation" than any other president "with the exception of FDR", the two most ambitious aspects of his legislative agenda - tax reform and infrastructure - have been largely stalled and Trump has no major legislative accomplishments to count this far.

Author: 0 Spicer: WH Reporters Ask 'Snarky Questions,' Want To Be 'YouTube Stars'

We have been seeking input from individuals as far as ideas they have. White House chief strategist Steve Bannon " fat shamed " press secretary Sean Spicer , Chelsea Clinton has said. Spicer has already seen his public role diminish in recent weeks. He said his department has done more briefings off-camera because there were "several" news outlets that were violating the press guidelines his office laid out, like broadcasting audio of the interviews live.

Author: 0 In victory for Trump, Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

Although this ban is only temporary, by the time the Supreme Court is back in session, the 90-day period will be over, so while they will hear the legal arguments then, the justices acknowledged that the case may be moot . Those people won't be allowed into the USA without a credible claim of a relationship with a person or entity in the United States. The revised travel ban exempted visa and green card holders, eliminated a provision giving preference to Christian minorities and ...

U.S. State law: Fireworks legal until July 9
Author: 0 State law: Fireworks legal until July 9

In 2015, about 11,900 people were treated in US hospitals and emergency rooms, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Medical emergencies or fires caused by fireworks should be reported by calling 911. The Oregon Fire Marshal encourages people to keep fireworks on the pavement away from anything that could catch on fire. Have adult supervision at all times.

U.S. California travel ban complicates travel to Houston for higher education conferences
Author: 0 California travel ban complicates travel to Houston for higher education conferences

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's communications director, Marc Rylander, said when they heard the news about the California to Texas state-sponsored travel ban, they just rolled their eyes and kept going. The Bluegrass State was punished for allowing students in faith-based clubs to freely exercise their religious beliefs on campus - without being forced to reject the Bible's teaching on homosexuality as a sin.

U.S. Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases
Author: 0 Supreme Court orders re-argument in 2 cases

He is often the swing vote, making his opinion critical. A second Trump appointment of a justice along the ideological lines of Neil Gorsuch would put the balance of the court at five conservative justices to four liberal justices. The administration wants the ban to go into effect while the litigation continues. In the same term, Kennedy pivoted on the issue of affirmative action when he voted for the first time in favor of a race-conscious admissions plan at a public university.

Author: 0 Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

The Colorado Supreme Court subsequently refused to hear the case , prompting Phillips to appeals to the US Supreme Court. The court granted the case after weeks of considering it. A baker says a law requiring him to make cakes for same-sex marriages amounts to taking his artistic freedom. "The issue relies on whether one can rely on one's religious beliefs as a license to exempt yourself from laws that apply to everyone else", he said.

Author: 0 GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday he would block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council pending progress in resolving a simmering dispute with Qatar.

U.S. Muggers violently attack tourists, leave one in a pool of blood
Author: 0 Muggers violently attack tourists, leave one in a pool of blood

The Times-Picayune reports that police say a 32-year-old man and another man were beaten by four or five other men during a robbery late Saturday night in the French Quarter . Police said Paul returned within moments, grabbing Byrne by the back of the shirt and lifting him off a pool of blood, before dropping him and running away.

Author: 0 US mayors OK plan to use only renewable energy

Landrieu said there's "near unanimity" among conference members that climate change is real and caused by human actions. You know, there's a lot of issues out there where he could prove his worthiness to us. Hundreds of US mayors are meeting this weekend in Miami Beach , mostly to complain about President Trump, just one hour by vehicle south of the president's posh Mar-a-Lago resort.

Author: 0 Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

Colorado Civil Rights - are being asked whether shop owner Jack Philips has to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mulliuns' same-sex marriage under Colorado's public accommodations law. Phillips is represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, whose attorneys are also representing Missouri-based Trinity Lutheran Church in its challenge to the state's refusal to provide the religious organization with a playground grant.

U.S. Ivanka Trump Says She Tries to 'Stay Out of Politics'
Author: 0 Ivanka Trump Says She Tries to 'Stay Out of Politics'

And Ainsley Earhardt , the " Fox and Friends " anchor who conducted the interview, did indeed toss Trump a series of softballs, interjecting a few times to voice her own support for Trump's father. Trump also said she thinks her dad is doing an "amazing" and "unbelievable" job. . But I think for me religion serves as a great reminder of what's important, a great reminder of core values.

U.S. Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet
Author: 0 Alphabet partners with Avis to manage self-driving car fleet

The companies announced a multi-year agreement Monday in which Avis will store and service Waymo's 600-vehicle fleet of Chrysler self-driving vans at select rental facilities. Avis stock jumped 8.5% to 26.32 in the stock market today . For entirely different reasons, Avis has been challenged by slumping revenues, so it seems like a great move for the company to establish itself with autonomous vehicle leader in the early stages of the technology's rollout.

U.S. Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'
Author: 0 Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'

Roy's family [after hearing his last breaths during a phone call]", Moniz said, according to CNN . The judge said those words constituted "wanton and reckless conduct ". Carter had waived her right to a jury trial, meaning that members of the community did not render the verdict; Moniz acted exclusively as jury. "I heard him die ", Carter texted to another friend, Olivia Mosolgo, days after Roy's death , Mosolgo testified.

Author: 0 Missing In Colombia Following Tourist Boat Sinking

At least 6 people died when a boat carrying more than 150 passengers capsized while on a sightseeing tour on a reservoir in northwestern Colombia. The admiral in charge of the search, Juan Francisco Herrera, said on Blu Radio that more divers would arrive today "to carry out a bigger search inside the boat to determine whether there are people trapped in there".

U.S. Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court
Author: 0 Man accused of driving car onto Missouri basketball court

Louis Post-Dispatch, campus police were called to the arena around 7:15 a.m. Sunday. A man broke into Mizzou Arena with a vehicle and drove through several gates, even reaching the basketball court, while causing extensive damage early Sunday morning.

U.S. Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court
Author: 0 Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

He finished the 2016 season with the New England Patriots but didn't play in their Super Bowl win and became a free agent after the season. Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren wrote a letter to Floyd's attorney declaring his support for the wideout's claim.

U.S. Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school
Author: 0 Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school

Now, her father and the rest of her family have traveled to the United States to help in the search for their daughter, but despite hundreds of leads, she has not been found yet. Ronggao Zhang, center, father of missing Yingying Zhang, listens as. We're hoping to learn about the progress of the case . Representatives from University of IL police and a campus counseling center were scheduled to meet with students to discuss the search for Yingying Zhang - though police said they wouldn't ...

U.S. New Jersey professor fired after heated 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' appearance
Author: 0 New Jersey professor fired after heated 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' appearance

She said , however, that it was brought up earlier that day in a meeting with college vice president Jeffrey Lee and assistant director of Human Resources Karen Bridgett. Durden said the firing was unjust, claiming "there was no due process, there were no facts". If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.

U.S. At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria
Author: 0 At least 9 dead in Boko Haram attacks in northeast Nigeria

The incident reportedly on Sunday night as Muslims across the country marked the end of a 30-day fasting period called Ramadan. In the video, in which Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau speaks for about 10 minutes, the group reveals that several female officers were abducted during the raid.

Author: 0 Video shows teen fall from amusement park ride

Mr Howard and his daughter were among those who caught the girl when she fell. "It's OK to let go, I'll catch you, honey, '" said Mr Howard. She was taken to hospital, but is in a stable condition with no serious injuries. "Along the ride they should have something stationed whether its ladders or some means to perform a rescue", Lent said. She said the teenager was in good spirits.

U.S. Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans
Author: 0 Pyongyang urged to free Americans, South Koreans

Around 4,000 people participated in the demonstration, the largest since South Korea and the United States agreed to deploy the system, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence ( THAAD ). Early this month, two of four crew members of a North Korean fishing boat which drifted to the South refused to return home. Clapper stressed that he learned North Korea won't give up their nuclear weapons because a nuclear capability for them is "their ticket to survival".

U.S. Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'
Author: 0 Man catches teen falling from park ride: 'It's OK let go!'

A girl is seen falling from a ride at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York . A 14-year-old girl fell out of a ride at Six Flags Great Escape. "If there's possibly neck or back trauma, you want to immobilize (the person)", he said. The accident happened on the "Sky Ride" at Six Flags Amusement Park, about 55 miles (88.51 kilometers) north of Albany, New York .

Author: 0 Las Vegas based Thunderbird crashes at Dayton Air Show

According to the Thunderbirds Twitter page, the pilot and passenger - a tactical aircraft maintainer - were taken to a hospital and were "currently in good condition". Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet, an F-35 Lightning II and the Misty Blues All Woman Skydiving Team. Both were taken to a local hospital where they are receiving care and now in good condition.

U.S. Gunman didn't plan Alexandria baseball shooting, visited Sanders' Senate office
Author: 0 Gunman didn't plan Alexandria baseball shooting, visited Sanders' Senate office

Hodgkinson legally purchased the rifle in March 2003, and modified it to accept a detachable magazine and replaced the original stock with a folding stock, Slater said. The bill also turns another of Trump's campaign into law by creating a permanent VA accountability office, which Trump established by executive order in April.