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Author: 0 Top court to hear case that could reshape USA political map

The lower court ruled that the Republican-led legislature's redrawing of state legislative districts in 2011 amounted to "an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander". Both parties have tried to get the largest partisan edge when they control redistricting. But the fifth and decisive vote was cast by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who left the door open to revisiting the issue if a manageable test could be found for evaluating how much is too much partisanship.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Denying Offensive Trademarks Violates First Amendment
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules Denying Offensive Trademarks Violates First Amendment

According to an Associated Press report (via ESPN .com), the Redskins trademark was canceled on grounds it offends Native Americans in 2014. That case has been on hold while waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on The Slants . or bring. into contemp [t] or disrepute " any " persons, living or dead ". The ruling likely paves the way for the Redskins to protect trademarks covering the team's name.

Author: 0 Spicer expected to take less public role

However, Ingraham is not expected to take the press secretary position. "We have sought input from many people as we look to expand our communications operation", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.

U.S. Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate
Author: 0 Crews battle wildfire that forced Utah ski town to evacuate

So far, one home had been destroyed and one home damaged. "Right now we're losing thousands of dollars of income", he said. He and his wife couldn't get to their belongings because of the evacuation. According to data posted Monday at utahwildfireinfo.gov , the fire was being fought with eight helicopters and 18 engines , by eight fire crews , with total personnel on the job numbering 364.

U.S. Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays
Author: 0 Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

But he added: " Most of our real private meetings were the final tweaks, not the original bill ". The legislation affects affect tens of millions of Americans and a fifth of the United States economy. When the Senate writes a major new piece of legislation, it usually circulates draft versions and holds public hearings for experts' testimony, before scheduling a vote.

Author: 0 Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

Mark Warner, who are conducting a third, Senate investigation into Russian election meddling, which has featured blockbuster testimonies in recent weeks from fired FBI Director James Comey , Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and others.

U.S. Authorities: Couple hid trash bag containing newborn remains
Author: 0 Authorities: Couple hid trash bag containing newborn remains

The remains of an infant were found in a trash bag in a wooded are of Worcester near Lake Avenue Monday morning. The two were arrested and charged with walking on railroad tracks. He said the bag "stunk of death". The couple faces charges of disinterment of a body and concealment of the death of a child. "The Department of Children and Families has received a report on this situation and is conducting an investigation in collaboration with law enforcement", said DCF spokesperson Andrea ...

Author: 0 Franken: Warmbier's Death Was 'Equivalent to Murder'

First, President Trump should submit a bill to Congress, call it the Otto Warmbier act, to make sure that never again will innocent Americans be used for the propaganda machine of Kim Jong Un . There had not been any previous detainment in North Korea that has ended with such tragic finality and we have been struggling to process the result.

U.S. Allegiant to offer nonstop flights from Boise to Phoenix
Author: 0 Allegiant to offer nonstop flights from Boise to Phoenix

Austin via Delta and New Orleans via Allegiant and Southwest Airlines were the last two new nonstop routes added at RDU. Year-round nonstop service to St. For more information about the introductory fare or to book a flight, go to Allegiant's website at www.allegiantair.com. To obtain the discounted prices, travelers must purchase tickets by June 22 for travel by February 13, 2018.

U.S. 12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to lower crime
Author: 0 12 cities to receive Justice Department aid to lower crime

The announcement came at a gathering of federal and state law enforcement officials in Bethesda, Maryland. The partnership, which will specifically focus on reducing gun crime, drug trafficking, and gang violence was announced today at a national summit organized by U.S.

Author: 0 Republican wins House seat vacated by Mulvaney

All eyes in Washington, D.C. are on Georgia's sixth congressional district, where Republican Karen Handel is in a neck-and-neck race with Democrat Jon Ossof that will be decided Tuesday night. Despite a variety of challengers since, he held the seat until his confirmation earlier this year as White House budget director. Nominee Archie Parnell ran double digits behind Republican Ralph Norman in recent polling, and received minimal investment from the national Democrats in a district Trump ...

U.S. The Confederate statue has been removed from Eola
Author: 0 The Confederate statue has been removed from Eola

It's unclear what's in the time capsule. Lafser says the statue will be repaired and reassembled on top of a new base in the Greenwood Cemetery. Workers load a section of a Confederate statue called "Johnny Reb" on a truck as it is being removed from a downtown park Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Orlando, Fla .

Author: 0 Phoenix Flights Canceled Due to Expected Extreme Heat

The broiling temperatures will also be felt in Las Vegas and Southern California , creating a public health hazard. DID YOU KNOW? The highest temperature ever recorded in Phoenix , AZ was 122F, on June 26, 1990. The state Department of Health Services says almost 2,000 people visit Arizona emergency rooms every year because of heat-related illnesses. Children and pets should not be left in cars.

Author: 0 Family says sailor who died after collision a hero

Spicer says the incident was a "sobering reminder of the dangers" faced by the men and women of the US military every day. Among the seven U.S. Navy sailors who died in the Saturday collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippine-flagged container ship off Japan were an OH man expecting to retire soon, a Maryland man who was his father's best friend, and a former volunteer firefighter in his Virginia hometown.

U.S. Snake slithers from truck's hood in middle of highway
Author: 0 Snake slithers from truck's hood in middle of highway

What the pair spotted was a very large snake slithering out from the engine onto the hood of the truck - as they were driving 75 miles per hour down the highway. They pulled over, in hopes that it would get off the truck on its own. Swade says the snake eventually fell out from under the hood of the truck.

U.S. After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial
Author: 0 After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanim. Whatever comes next, and the prosecutor has vowed to retry the case, the most important question the trial leaves unanswered is this: When are we going to update our antiquated statutes of limitations - the legal limits that a modern understanding of sexual assault should have forced us to rethink decades ago? The judge sought to comfort the jurors, at least one of whom fought back tears, calling their epic ...

Author: 0 Egyptian-American Muslim Teen Killed in 'Road Rage Incident' in US

Darwin Martinez Torres had been "driving suspiciously" and later taken into police custody, where he was arrested and charged with murder . The girl was walking with friends when she was attacked and beaten to death. " Community members came across the group and directed them to ADAMS Center ". The friends had been eating a final meal before fasting for Ramadan when Martinez-Torres approached them in his vehicle and began fighting with them.

U.S. Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6
Author: 0 Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6

I-10 was closed from Lordsburg , New Mexico, through the Wilcox, Arizona area for several hours on Monday and Tuesday. The closure extended through to Willcox , Arizona, where local authorities helped manage traffic that was diverted through a small road.

U.S. Candlelight Vigil For Slain Virginia Teen To Be Held In South Florida
Author: 0 Candlelight Vigil For Slain Virginia Teen To Be Held In South Florida

The other teens reported what had happened - and that Nabra had fallen as they all fled - when they got back to the mosque around 4 a.m. Sunday, prompting a police search by Fairfax and neighboring Loudoun counties and the arrest of Torres within hours after a Fairfax officer noticed Torres circling near the crime scene, police have said.

U.S. Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer
Author: 0 Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

The meeting also involved a discussion of more divisive policy decisions. The Utah Republican, apparently unsure how to respond , had an aide whisper a talking point in his ear. Lawmakers remain split over what to do about Medicaid. House Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) spoke out against the bill, which they dubbed the "Wrong Choice Act", in a speech on the House floor Thursday afternoon after Comey's testimony.

U.S. Carrie Fisher took cocaine before her death
Author: 0 Carrie Fisher took cocaine before her death

In addition to the listed cause of death, the coroner's statement cited "other conditions: atherosclerotic heart disease, drug use". It also states that while heroin is detectable in the system for a briefer period of time, investigators could not determine when Fisher , 60, took it or the ecstasy .

U.S. Election official urges voters to head to polls
Author: 0 Election official urges voters to head to polls

Issue One estimates that almost half of the money dumped into the race has been controlled by outsider groups, such as the political action committee behind an attack ad tying Ossoff and Democrats to the Alexandria shooting that left a Republican congressman in critical condition.

U.S. Democrats use Trump 'mean' comment to tar GOP
Author: 0 Democrats use Trump 'mean' comment to tar GOP

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pointed out the discrepancy on the Senate floor Monday afternoon. He is far less flattering of the GOP plan in private though. Outside groups like MoveOn.org, Indivisible, and Planned Parenthood Action have all been rallying against the Republican plan and urging Democrats to escalate their opposition.

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