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Supreme Court takes on new clash of gay rights, religion

The case had been on the Supreme Court's list for potential cases since September, and the long delay had prompted speculation about what was going on behind the scenes. As our Policy Report noted previous year, Cato is the only organization in the country that has gone to court to defend both one's right to marry a person of the same sex and one's right as a businessperson to join or not join... [Full Article...]

Rouhani vows stronger ties with embattled Qatar

Turkey's president said his country "admires and embraces" Qatar's attitude, while slamming the demands by arguing they contradict global law. That Qatar hosts a large United States military base and has the backing of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member Turkey likely makes any sort of attempt to oust the Emir by force virtually impossible. [Full Article...]

Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized

Boston visitors hurt in New Orleans attack; 1 hospitalized Police said the attackers made off with the victim's cellphones and wallets. Michael S. Harrison, superintendent of the New Orleans police, said in a message posted to Twitter that the remaining suspects will be located. Byrne and Curran were in New Orleans for the annual general assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association, said the group's spokeswoman Rachel Walden. [Full Article...]

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

Judge Finds Defendant Guilty; Manslaughter Law Extending to New Grounds? The victim's aunt Rebecca Maki added that the Roy family is " pleased with the outcome ". " She did not issue a simple additional instruction, 'Get out of the truck , '" he said . When Conrad told her that he didn't believe in himself any longer, she brought up the fact: 'Take your life?' she questioned. "Is she a criminal because she didn't talk him out of it?" Roy has also attempted s... [Full Article...]

Black groups in Cincinnati upset by 2nd mistrial

And then in a quick, blurry jumble that lasts just a few seconds, Tensing shoots DuBose in the head. In closing arguments, Tensing's attorney, Stew Mathews, argued that DuBose put Tensing's life in danger when he "elected to start that auto, put it into gear and take off with Ray Tensing's arm trapped inside it". [Full Article...]

John Oliver Tears Into the Rise of Anti-Vaxxers

Oliver went on to show footage of Trump at a GOP debate a year ago expressing concerns about vaccinations, most notably saying that he'd like to see them drawn out over a longer period of time and that dosages look like they're "meant for a horse, not a child". [Full Article...]

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Some Republican senators say the bill doesn't go far enough and are calling for a complete repeal. Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday that she has extreme reservations about the Senate health-care bill. "We're concerned that it would lead to dramatic cuts in services or dramatic cuts in the number of beneficiaries who would rely on Medicaid", said Kristine Gro... [Full Article...]

Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts Noting that he had spoken with Vice President Mike Pence and the Senate Republican leadership Friday morning, he said: "It's going to be hard to get me to a yes". "I think that they'll probably get there, we'll have to see", President Trump said. "It's not that they're opposed". If they get sick down the road, they could just start buying insurance then. [Full Article...]

Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence

Conrad Roy's 'Thrilled' Grandpa Demands Michelle Carter Get 'Maximum' Sentence Carter broke down in tears at the Bristol Juvenile Court as the judge announced she'd caused the death of her then-boyfriend. Using hundreds of text messages shared between the young couple, prosecutors proved that Carter directly contributed to Roy's death. [Full Article...]

Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery Here's the deal. She supposedly rented a property to throw a BET Awards event, but after checking it out early Sunday morning, she decided it wasn't right and asked for her money back. An investigation was soon launched by the Los Angeles Police Department. The "Crush On You Singer", whose real name is Kimberly Jones, has had a brush with the law in the past. [Full Article...]

Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

Scalise is from Louisiana and is the No. 3 House Republican. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., the House majority whip, was in fair condition Friday, a hospital official announced, more than a week after a shooting at a congressional baseball team practice left the congressman and several others injured. [Full Article...]

Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

The federal government's share of funding for Medicaid , which is jointly run with individual states, would fall over the course of seven years to end up at around 57 percent of the cost of that program, which offers health coverage to the poor. [Full Article...]

Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

On Fox News Friday, Trump said "It's not that they're opposed". "I can not imagine that these very fine Republican Senators would allow the American people to suffer a broken ObamaCare any longer!" Two senators, who span much of the ideological range of the Republican conference in the Senate . [Full Article...]

President Trump Signs VA Accountability Act

President Trump Signs VA Accountability Act The legislation gives the authority to appoint new medical directors at VA hospitals, something that was almost impossible to do in the past, the president said . The bill also saw significant approval in the Senate. The lack of accountability at the VA isn't just a failure to our heroes, it's unsafe. The largest union of federal workers, the American Federation of Government Employees, opposed... [Full Article...]

OH government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

OH government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant The hackers identified themselves as " Team System DZ ", and declared on now-blacked-out pages, "I love Islamic State ", the Post reported . The Ohio state government website, as well as the Long Island, NY town of Brookhaven, have also reportedly been hacked in a similar way . [Full Article...]

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellNew ads target 5 GOP senators on healthcare Senators wrestle with transparency in healthcare debate ObamaCare: Six key parts of the Senate bill MORE (R-Ky.) has said that he hopes to push the bill to a vote by the end of the month. [Full Article...]

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy Landrieu said cities - like states - want to avoid a scenario where "they send us the responsibility" but don't "send us the money". Earlier in the day the US Conference of Mayors , together with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions , released a survey highlighting the action mayors are taking to increase renewable energy, energy efficiency and low-carbon transport options. [Full Article...]

Jury votes revealed in Tensing murder retrial

Since 2005, 82 officers nationwide have been charged with murder or manslaughter for on-duty fatal shootings, according to data compiled by Philip Stinson, a criminologist at Ohio's Bowling Green State University. The officer asks for Mr DuBose's driver's licence, but he says he does not have it. Majority-white juries have decided all but two of those 19 verdicts. [Full Article...]

Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

It was halted by an operator after reports someone was in distress. While parkgoers did manage to bring the situation to a safe conclusion before anything truly bad could happen, Six Flags contends that it does have an action plan for responding to ride malfunctions. [Full Article...]

Radio Club Hosts Field Day to Test Emergency Communication

Radio Club Hosts Field Day to Test Emergency Communication There was a tent that offered novices a "chance to go on the air" with assistance by a ham, who will help them connect with someone they don't know out in the ether, and perhaps get them interested in the hobby, which can be done with an investment of only several hundred dollars. [Full Article...]


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