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Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again

Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again According to that report, Democrats would have to, "to win the national popular vote for congressional districts by a almost 11 percentage point margin over Republicans to gain more than the roughly two dozen seats they need to flip control of the Republican-led chamber", according to the AP. [Full Article...]

'Roseanne' delivers big ratings in much-awaited ABC return

'Roseanne' delivers big ratings in much-awaited ABC return For the premiere, ABC offered back-to-back episodes of " Roseanne ". The revival of the vintage ABC sitcom got off to an enormously strong start on Tuesday night, drawing 18.2 million viewers and a 5.1 rating among adults under 50, according to Nielsen. [Full Article...]

Ecuador suspends Julian Assange's outside communication

Ecuador suspends Julian Assange's outside communication Assange has been living in Ecuador's embassy for more than five years. Mr Assange had also questioned accusations Moscow was responsible for the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a nerve agent on British soil. [Full Article...]

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin in wake of ethics scandal

Trump fires VA Secretary Shulkin in wake of ethics scandal Trump says Robert Wilkie, an undersecretary at the Defense Department, will serve as acting VA secretary until Jackson is confirmed. After weeks of speculation about the status of embattled VA Secretary David Shulkin , President Donald Trump announced the end of his tenure in a series of Tweets late Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Turkey won't act against Russian Federation 'based on allegation': President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey won't act against Russian Federation 'based on allegation': President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Turkey , for its part, has accused Brussels of failing to show solidarity after the coup and appears set on forging a strong partnership with President Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation. Visa liberalization: The EU promised to allow all citizens of Turkey to have visa-free travel throughout Europe's Schengen zone by the end of June 2016. [Full Article...]

North Korea: Kim Jong-un makes surprise trip to China, sources say

North Korea: Kim Jong-un makes surprise trip to China, sources say In Beijing , security vehicles filled the area near the main entrance of the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, where foreign dignities often stay on visits to the capital, from early Tuesday morning, with many police officers on high alert. Even so, most voters don't think North Korea will ever be convinced to give up its nuclear weapons (76 percent), and they continue to give Trump negative rating... [Full Article...]

Mueller Asserts Ties Between Trump Advisers and Russian Intelligence

Mueller Asserts Ties Between Trump Advisers and Russian Intelligence Working for the worldwide law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, van der Zwaan assisted Gates on a report about the trial of Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for a Ukrainian political group. The acknowledgment that Gates knew the person had Russian intelligence ties is alleged in a report prosecutors filed about the coming sentencing of a Dutch attorney. [Full Article...]

Trump Lawyer Pushed For Pardons Of Michael Flynn And Paul Manafort

Trump Lawyer Pushed For Pardons Of Michael Flynn And Paul Manafort Shortly thereafter, when Robert Mueller turned his sights on Paul Manafort , Dowd had a similar discussion about the special authorities our Constitution bestows on the Executive branch with Manafort's attorney. It has been reported that Mueller, who has also indicted 13 Russian nationals , is concentrating on whether Trump has attempted to obstruct justice. [Full Article...]

Rugby rape trial jury set to be sent out to deliberate

Rugby rape trial jury set to be sent out to deliberate During her final instructions this morning, the judge told the jurors the men are "of good character" and they should take this into account when deciding their verdicts. She said that while "good character can not by itself provide a defence to a criminal charge", it was up to them to choose "what weight you give to them in this case". [Full Article...]

U.S. weapons maker Raytheon eyes deal with Poland on Patriot systems

U.S. weapons maker Raytheon eyes deal with Poland on Patriot systems President Andrzej Duda said the "historic" $4.75bn (£3.4bn) deal gave Poland "state-of-the-art" defences. On NATO's eastern flank, Poland and Romania are upgrading their defense systems and modernizing their militaries after Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Breezy and warm with increasing mid-week storm chances

Breezy and warm with increasing mid-week storm chances A bit of freezing rain possible in the Poconos. The air will turn colder Friday night . This does not look like the setup we had last Monday but you still need to be weather aware and have a way to get warning info. Rain is expected until around 11 p.m. and then there is a chance for snow after 4 a.m. Thursday . Unsettled? Yes. Washouts or big storms? No. BRITS are in for another month ... [Full Article...]

Flash flood watch in effect

Tuesday . Another 1"-3" of rain will fall during this time, leading to flooding and flash flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Mid-South area ahead of heavy rain that's expected throughout the day. [Full Article...]

Closings begin in case of Orlando shooter's wife

Closings begin in case of Orlando shooter's wife She stands accused of knowing about the plans for the attack in advance, but her attorneys and family insist she did not know what her husband was planning. "Alternatively, the FBI's purported interviews with Ms. Salman were directed to evading the negligence they exercised with their own informant", the motion says, and "to finding an additional culprit rather than their own informant". [Full Article...]

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Has $2.29 Billion Holdings in ExxonMobil (XOM)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Has $2.29 Billion Holdings in ExxonMobil (XOM) Cohen Capital Management Inc sold 56,390 shares as the company's stock declined 12.23% with the market. Analysts often look at short interest, or the percentage of a company's float now being shorted by investors, to aid in their outlook for a particular stock. [Full Article...]

Accused in Quebec City mosque shooting pleads guilty

Accused in Quebec City mosque shooting pleads guilty Alexandre Bissonnette , 28, faced six counts of first-degree murder and six of attempted murder for the attack. He originally pleaded not guilty to the 12 charges Monday morning but that afternoon announced he wanted to plead guilty. Amir Belkacemi, the son of Khaled Belkacemi, said outside the courtroom that he is relieved he won't have to endure a trial. When Huot asked him if he was fully a... [Full Article...]

Decision to release black cab rapist John Worboys overturned

Decision to release black cab rapist John Worboys overturned I am sorry for the mistakes that were made in this case but I have always made it clear that I will support the members and staff of the board in the very hard individual decisions they make and I will accept accountability for the work of the board. [Full Article...]

Eighth Amendment Referendum to take place on May 25th

Eighth Amendment Referendum to take place on May 25th Under the current rules, a pregnancy can be terminated only if the mother's life is in danger. Demonstrators gather and hold banners to protest for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. He urged members of the public to use their vote. Simon Coveney has changed his position and agreed to support a law that would allow women to access to abortion up to 12 weeks. [Full Article...]

Putin names criminal negligence among causes of Kemerovo mall fire

Putin names criminal negligence among causes of Kemerovo mall fire Speaking to the audience, Tsivilev promised that the investigation will be open and transparent. According to latest official data, the fire in the Zimnyaya Vishnya shopping center took lives of 64 people, including a large number of children. [Full Article...]

Former Disney Channel star joins White House press team

Former Disney Channel star joins White House press team Feel free to make all the jokes you need to about a star from a show called Shake It Up becoming part of a White House that is often loves shaking things up. Sunshine hasn't commented on either her Twitter or Instagram accounts and neither one has been overtly partisan in the past. She's used her platform to share photos about her daily life, work experiences, but also her interest in politi... [Full Article...]

Deportee ditches ICE agents at JFK, slips away in cab

Deportee ditches ICE agents at JFK, slips away in cab Port Authority police have released a statement, saying: 'An individual being transported by federal immigration officials at JFK Airport last night eluded custody during transfer to a connecting flight. An airport-wide search was conducted to capture the man, but authorities were unable to find him. The man was caught on surveillance video fleeing the airport in a yellow cab. [Full Article...]


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