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It is unclear if Liu Xia , who reportedly suffers from depression due to her isolation, knows that her husband has terminal cancer or if she will be permitted to see him while he's receiving treatment. China strongly condemned the prize as foreign interference in its internal affairs. In response to the award, China suspended ties with Norway and froze free-trade talks, hurting sales of Norwegian salmon in the world's most populous country.
  • Some hope California winner of $447M Powerball helps area

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    The victor could take 29-year payout or a one-time, before-tax lump sum of $279.1 million. The mayor of the Southern California city where the winning Powerball ticket was sold says he hopes a local resident has won the jackpot. The lump sum payout for the winning ticket would be US$279.1 million. "It's a very good feeling to be the winning store", Matthew Alberre told NBC News on Sunday, adding that they feel "blessed" for playing a role in the win.
  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

    Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

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    Police say that Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican lawmakers as they pra. When asked further about their living situation, she said it was a personal matter. The wife of James Hodgkinson said her husband told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work on taxes" and "change the tax brackets". Conservatives immediately seized on Hodgkinson's support for Sanders, with commentator Ann Coulter , a frequent voice on conservative cable news and talk radio, describing the gunman as ...
  • GOP seeking to hold two House seats during special election

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    The 5th District was redrawn after Republican Mulvaney won the seat from Democrat Spratt in 2010. But Gibbs Knotts, a political scientist at the College of Charleston, said that higher visibility in this deep red state from national-level surrogates could have turned centrist voters - already skittish after the fractious 2016 Democratic primary process - away from Democratic nominee Parnell.
  • Amid public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statute

    Amid public outcry, Florida city moves Confederate statute

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    The approximate cost to remove and re-erect the statue is about $120,000, but Lafser says those costs could increase. A Confederate statue is seen in a small park in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, June 21, 2017. There will most likely be a plaque or marker near the statue, but Lafser said specifics haven't been determined. City officials in St. Augustine told local media that they're paying close attention to the national debate because they have two Confederate statues in a plaza near two civil ...
  • June gas prices in North Dakota hit 12-year low

    June gas prices in North Dakota hit 12-year low

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    The national average is flirting with 2017 lows. Each spring, average US gasoline prices rise 35 cents to 75 cents, usually from February to May, according to GasBuddy's historical figures. New Haven- $2.42/g, down 4.3 cents per gallon from last week's $2.47/g. Crude oil prices hit an eight-month low last week at $44.46. The lowest price this year was $2.26 in February.
  • Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

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    Chris Ruddy , a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax , raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller, a potentially explosive option. And so begins the inevitable partisan attacks on Robert Mueller , the former FBI director who has earned near unanimous praise for his integrity and fairness as the bureau's top boss.
  • List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

    List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

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    United States media identified Hodgkinson, who died following a shootout with police in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, as a 66-year-old from Belleville Illinois, a suburb of St. Mark Sanford in an interview on MSNBC. Brooks aided two of the wounded following the early-morning shooting. Mr Scalise's surgeon said he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", despite being seriously ill when he arrived at hospital after the shooting in Virginia last week.
  • Children Shot at Chicago School as Suspect Opens Fire on Teens

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    Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford says he thinks both girls are students at the school. Police spokesman Frank Giancamilli says the injuries aren't considered life threatening. Students who had been suspended from the school were trying to attend the picnic. CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS/AP ) - Two children have reportedly been shot on a playground outside a Chicago area elementary school.
  • Admin revokes blocked program to protect immigrant parents

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    After he was elected president, Trump signaled potential flexibility on the Dreamers program, despite his continuous incendiary rhetoric attacking immigrants on the campaign trail. It's a symbolic gesture that he won't defend undocumented adults. And on China's currency practices, roughly half (49 percent) of Trump voters initially said the US should label the Asian country a currency manipulator.
  • Can US President Donald Trump be Indicted for Obstruction of Justice?

    Can US President Donald Trump be Indicted for Obstruction of Justice?

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    Trump said he is "100 per cent" willing to testify under oath on Comey meetings and tell the FBI Special Consul Robert Muller that he never asked FBI to stop investigating. President Trump, however, refused to say whether his private conversations with Comey were taped. During his campaign, Trump often said it was time to "drain the swamp" in Washington of corrupt and self-dealing insiders.
  • OR first USA state to offer third gender marker on state IDs

    OR first USA state to offer third gender marker on state IDs

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    In 2016, non-binary people won a victory in OR when Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Amy Holmes Hehn legally changed Jamie Shupe's gender. OR has been very progressive with LGBT rights, having been the first to elect an openly LGBTQ governor named Kate Brown .
  • Vice president to travel to Central and South America

    Vice president to travel to Central and South America

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    Richard previously served as Virginia attorney general and US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. I was waiting for Vice President Mike Pence to go over and kiss the hand of Trump and refer to him as "godfather". Every time his opponent, vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, brought up a statement by Trump-a public, documented statement, the veracity of which Americans could easily validate-Pence did not embellish.
  • " "Trump calls Comey "leaks" of memos "'cowardly'"

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    Senator Collins, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Mr Trump's links to Russian Federation, described Mr Comey's testimony as "candid" and "thorough" and said she would support a subpoena if needed.
  • Health care bill 'mean'

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    Mr Trump had called the House bill a "great plan" when it passed by four votes but it was heavily criticised and was unlikely to get through the Senate. "Right now, the insurance companies are fleeing". "It's absolutely critical to my state, and we've got huge problems", Capito said. Trump has threatened to halt the payments, a move that would cause insurance companies to exit the individual insurance market, leaving people without access to health insurance or fewer options.
  • Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

    Trump says healthcare reform push may need additional money

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    Senate Republicans are trying to hammer out all the disputes in the next couple of weeks, as they aim to write a bill that can pass with a razor-thin majority by the end of June. Moderates Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski were on the list as well as conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Sen . But Sen .
  • Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

    Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

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    On Wednesday, written testimony by Comey about his alleged interactions with President Donald Trump was released in which the ex-director noted that he asked Sessions "prevent any future direct communication" between Trump and himself after the two shared a private dinner on January 27 and a one-on-one Oval Office meeting on February 14 that Comey found to be "inappropriate".
  • Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance

    Virginia Democrats vying to be face of Trump resistance

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    Here's a look at the issues and priorities that each candidate have articulated during the campaign. In Loudoun, Northam has opened a 500-vote lead over Perriello. On the Republican ballot, the field of gubernatorial hopefuls includes Ed Gillespie, Corey Stewart and Frank Wagner, while the lieutenant governor's race features Bryce Reeves , Glenn Davis Jr.
  • Florida man shot dead after answering Facebook ad for dog

    Florida man shot dead after answering Facebook ad for dog

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    She says when they dropped hints for the man to leave, things turned violent, and Bowman was shot and killed during a fight for a gun. After the shooting, the couple's children, 8 and 4, ran to their neighbor's home. 'He gets very, very volatile, very, very drunk , ' told the fiance. She said she could hear the alleged gunman banging on the walls at JSO. " You shot my dad!' " Chelsea Bowman said.
  • New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles

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    The New York Yankees are putting up staggering offensive numbers during their four-game winning streak, ones rarely seen in the franchise's storied history. Vogt struck again in the top of the fourth with a double off Archer that scored Alonso and gave the Athletics a 3-0 lead before the Rays rallied in the fifth.
  • John Kerry Blasts Trump Administration for Paris Move

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    Announcing the United States withdrawal from the Paris deal on June 1, Trump claimed that India had made its participation in the agreement "contingent on receiving billions and billions and billions dollars in foreign aid". President Obama entered into this flawed agreement on his own and never sought the Senate's advice and consent, as the Founders intended. The jobs were not attainable as long as we lived under those regulations.
  • DOJ: Trump Can Accept Foreign Payments For His Businesses

    DOJ: Trump Can Accept Foreign Payments For His Businesses

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    Lawyers for the DOJ argued that the emoluments clause does not apply to fair-market commercial transactions, such as fees incurred from hotels and golf club memberships, licensing payments, and office rent, Bloomberg reported on Friday. "We heartily disagree and look forward to our day in court", stated the CREW spokesperson. CREW has five weeks to file a response. In requesting that a judge in NY dismiss a case brought against Trump for violating government ethics rules, the ...