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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds - CNN

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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds
CNN
(CNN) The Louisiana law officers who killed Gavin Long after he shot dead three of their colleagues in a targeted attack on police in Baton Rouge last summer were justified "and certainly saved other lives," a prosecutor said Friday. East Baton Rouge ...
Baton Rouge police shooter left behind suicide note, prayer: DA's reportCBS News
Gunman Who Ambushed Baton Rouge Officers Searched For Police Home AddressesNPR
Baton Rouge police assailant had searched names of officers involved in Alton Sterling's deathWashington Post
Los Angeles Times -NOLA.com -HuffPost -New York Times
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Texas Messes With Marriage Equality - Slate Magazine

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Texas Messes With Marriage Equality
Slate Magazine
The state Supreme Court's refusal to extend state spousal benefits to same-sex couples is an insidious attempt to defy Obergefell v. Hodges. By Mark Joseph Stern. 170123_OUT_TexasSC This maneuver is an oblique way for Texas Supreme Court to defy ...
Texas Supreme Court Says It's Still Not Clear What Rights Same-Sex Couples HaveBuzzFeed News
Texas Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage benefitsWashington Post
Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Benefits For Same-Sex CouplesNPR
ThinkProgress -U.S. News & World Report -Daily Beast -The Daily Caller
all 76 news articles »

"Turn yourself in" authorities plead in road rage killing - CNN

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"Turn yourself in" authorities plead in road rage killing
CNN
(CNN) Bianca Nikol Roberson had just left a mall where she'd been shopping for new clothes for college with her family. Her car and a red-pickup truck tussled on the road and now she's dead in what police are calling a road rage incident. "A man in the ...
Father of road rage victim expresses anger as manhunt for shooter goes onABC News
Witnesses say 'cat-and-mouse' game preceded road rage killingPhilly.com
Vigil Held for 18-Year-Old Victim of Road Rage AttackNBC 10 Philadelphia
Washington Post -WSB Atlanta -WPXI Pittsburgh -WILX-TV
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Stories of Heroism Emerge After Shooting at Bronx Hospital

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The staff of Bronx Lebanon Hospital had to face unimaginable horror Friday after authorities say a former employee wearing a medical coat and carrying his old badge sneaked into the building and opened fire with...
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Time capsule found as Confederate monument taken down in St. Louis - CNN

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Time capsule found as Confederate monument taken down in St. Louis
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(CNN) Workers taking down a controversial Confederate monument in St. Louis have discovered a 102-year-old time capsule buried in its base. Removal of the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park began Monday as part of an agreement between St. Louis ...
Confederate monuments and the Fourth of JulyChicago Tribune
What can communities do with Confederate monuments? Here are 3 optionsfox2now.com
Park Service prepares for protests despite statement from 'Antifa' group that demonstration threat is a hoaxFOX43.com
Philly.com -Washington Post -PennLive.com -Roanoke Times
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New Jersey Government Shuts Down Over Budget Standoff - New York Times

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New Jersey Government Shuts Down Over Budget Standoff
New York Times
“I'm upset because this will inconvenience the people of New Jersey,” Gov. Chris Christie said on Friday. Credit Michael Catalini/Associated Press. The New Jersey state government was forced to shut down at midnight on Friday, as the State Legislature ...
Christie shuts down state governmentNJ.com
Christie shuts down NJ government over budget impassePress of Atlantic City
Gov. Chris Christie Orders NJ Government ShutdownNBC 10 Philadelphia
Philly.com -Patch.com -NorthJersey.com -Asbury Park Press
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Trees Toppled by Violent Storm Block NY Preschool

Strong winds and rain caused two large trees to fall around a preschool in Orange County Friday evening, police reported.

"Turn yourself in" authorities plead in road rage killing - CNN

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"Turn yourself in" authorities plead in road rage killing
CNN
(CNN) Bianca Nikol Roberson had just left a mall where she'd been shopping for new clothes for college with her family. Her car and a red-pickup truck tussled on the road and now she's dead in what police are calling a road rage incident. "A man in the ...

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The Mormon Church Just Allowed Female Employees To Wear Pants. Here's Why That's A Big Deal.

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New mothers working for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also will receive six weeks of paid maternity leave.View Entire Post ›

Time capsule uncovered in St. Louis Confederate monument - KFDA

Time capsule uncovered in St. Louis Confederate monument
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ST. LOUIS (KTVI/CNN) - History buffs are anxious to see what's inside of a time capsule from 1914, recovered Thursday from a Confederate memorial. Crews in St. Louis found the sealed box as they worked to dismantle the monument, seen by some as a ...

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Fyre Festival Billy McFarland Charged With Wire Fraud

Federal prosecutors claim Billy McFarland promised a “life changing” festival but “delivered a disaster.”

Illinois misses deadline to pass budget, consequences hover - Washington Post

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Illinois misses deadline to pass budget, consequences hover
Washington Post
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A $36.5 billion plan to rebuild Illinois' crumbling finances passed a critical test on Friday, but a powerful legislative leader said no deal would be reached before a midnight deadline — meaning Illinois will enter its third ...

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FBI arrests man in disappearance of Chinese grad student - CNN

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FBI arrests man in disappearance of Chinese grad student
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(CNN) A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a visiting Chinese graduate student last seen June 9 on the University of Illinois campus, the US Attorney's Office for Central Illinois said Friday. Investigators with the FBI think ...
Man Charged With Kidnapping Missing University Of Illinois Scholar Visited 'Abduction 101' Forum: FedsPatch.com
Champaign man arrested in UI scholar's disappearance; FBI presumes her deadChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Champaign man arrested, charged with kidnapping missing University of Illinois scholarWLS-TV
NBC Chicago -Bloomington Pantagraph -WGN-TV -Heavy.com
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Trump’s election investigation is already facing trouble.

Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Scores Another Baby-On-The-Way After Twins' Birth

Photos and articles appear to confirm that the soccer star's girlfriend is pregnant.

Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns - CNN

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Chicago PD, ATF team up to stop spread of illegal guns
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(CNN) The Chicago Police Department and Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced at a press conference Friday a new task force aimed at decreasing the spread of illegal guns throughout the Windy City.
Chicago police, federal officials to announce gun violence 'strike force' on eve of July 4th weekendWashington Post
Trump tweets about Chicago violence; CPD, ATF create joint strike forceWLS-TV
President Trump says he is sending federal help to fight Chicago crimeNew York Daily News
Chicago Tribune -Fox News -New York Times -The Atlantic
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DISASTER FEST

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The Founder Of The Disastrous Fyre Festival Has Been Arrested And Charged With FraudView Entire Post ›

The US Military Has Delayed Enlisting Transgender Recruits By Another Six Months

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Branches of service had previously asked for a longer extension to integrate transgender recruits.View Entire Post ›

Germany Legalised Marriage Equality And Now Australians Are Dragging Their Government

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"So Germany legalised same sex marriage and I'm here like 'OH HAI AUSTRALIA!'"View Entire Post ›

APNewsBreak: DoD Delays Transgender Enlistments by 6 Months - U.S. News & World Report

APNewsBreak: DoD Delays Transgender Enlistments by 6 Months
U.S. News & World Report
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months to work out details before they begin letting transgender individuals enlist in the armed services. June 30, 2017, at 8:53 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel.

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What One Woman Experienced Inside “The X-Files” Writers Room

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Writer Kim Newton told BuzzFeed News, weighing in on the backlash against Chris Carter’s all-male writers room: "Were women read? Were women considered?"View Entire Post ›

APNewsBreak: DoD delays transgender enlistments by 6 months - Washington Post

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APNewsBreak: DoD delays transgender enlistments by 6 months
Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is giving the military chiefs another six months before they begin allowing transgender individuals to enlist in the armed services. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says Mattis made the decision Friday.
Pentagon delays acceptance of transgender recruits and officersUSA TODAY
Out Transgender Troops Have Served for a Year — but New Recruits on IceNBCNews.com
Pentagon agrees to 6-month delay for transgender enlistmentsWashington Blade
The Hill -Washington Examiner -Townhall
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Members Of Congress Have Gotten More Threats This Year Than In All Of 2016

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The rise in threats against members of Congress is an “urgent matter," the House's top law enforcement officer wrote in a letter to the FEC.View Entire Post ›

Oval Office Press Chaos: 'You Guys Are Getting Worse,' Says Trump

Journalists jostling for photos of Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In plowed into a table and lamp.

The Trump-Morning Joe Feud Has Twitter Talking, But Were Any Laws Broken?

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Former prosecutors and a law professor say that there are a lot of things we don’t yet know about what actually happened between the TV hosts and Trump and that, based on what we do know now, it likely wouldn’t be criminal.View Entire Post ›

Can You Get From NYC To LA Using Planes, Trains, And Automobiles?

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Don't trip up.View Entire Post ›

Trump Bails On Obama's Big Overtime Reforms

If he does, fewer workers will be entitled to time-and-a-half pay than Obama wanted.

17 Phrases All Gay Men LOOOOOVE To Hear

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Really, the more often, the better.View Entire Post ›

UH OH: EPA Launching Program To Publicly ‘Critique’ Climate Science

Scientists, former agency officials and House Dems fear the new program opens the door to more industry pseudoscience.

NASA Politely Clarifies It Is Not Running A Child Slave Colony On Mars

NASA spokesman: “There’s only one stupid rumor on the internet? Now that’s news.”

What exactly does Trump want from this health care bill? - CNN

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What exactly does Trump want from this health care bill?
CNN
(CNN) President Donald Trump is frustrated. His promise to "repeal and replace" Obamacare is on the rocks, again, thanks to divisions in the Senate Republican ranks, and emboldened Democrats are circling the wagons to protect the law. On Friday morning ...

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Time capsule found as Confederate monument taken down in St. Louis - CNN

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Time capsule found as Confederate monument taken down in St. Louis
CNN
(CNN) Workers taking down a controversial Confederate monument in St. Louis have discovered a 102-year-old time capsule buried in its base. Removal of the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park began Monday as part of an agreement between St. Louis ...
Confederate monuments and the Fourth of JulyChicago Tribune
Time capsule found in Confederate monumentNew York Post
Protests at Gettysburg this weekend — or maybe notPhilly.com
Washington Post -PennLive.com -Green Bay Press Gazette -ABC27
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Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As 'Bait' To Catch Parents

Officials insist the goal is to better protect the undocumented children.

Louisiana prosecutor's report details fatal ambush of police in 2016 - Los Angeles Times

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Louisiana prosecutor's report details fatal ambush of police in 2016
Los Angeles Times
The gunman who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer had searched online for the home addresses of two white police officers who were involved in a fatal encounter with Alton Sterling, a black man who was killed outside a ...
Baton Rouge police killer angered by system that 'protects all cops'NOLA.com
Gunman who ambushed police left note, prayer, trail of rageKRQE News 13
New Report Reveals Shocking Details In Baton Rouge Officer ShootingsHuffPost
WWL -U.S. News & World Report -New York Times -The Advocate
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California politicians' gun control moves hit by 2 setbacks - Washington Post

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California politicians' gun control moves hit by 2 setbacks
Washington Post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California politicians' attempts to strengthen some of the nation's strictest gun laws suffered two setbacks this week — the latest when a federal judge blocked a law set to take effect Saturday barring gun owners from possessing ...
As California Begins Confiscation, a Lone Judge Defends the Second AmendmentNational Review
California's gun control efforts suffer 2 legal setbacksThe Olympian
Judge Rules Law Takes Away Second Amendment RightsU.S. News & World Report
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Kris Kobach says ‘we may never know’ if millions voted illegally.

Chris Matthews On Trump's Family: At Least Mussolini Executed His Son-In-Law

The host was discussing Jared Kushner -- obviously without thinking.

GOP officials in 10 states push Trump administration to end DACA program - Washington Post

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GOP officials in 10 states push Trump administration to end DACA program
Washington Post
Top Republican officials in 10 states are threatening to take legal action against the Trump administration if it does not end an Obama-era program that has granted deportation reprieves to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in this ...
Wasden: Lawsuit threat over Dreamer program 'not about targeting immigrant families'Idaho Statesman
Republican States Threaten to Sue Trump Over Obama Immigration PolicyNewsweek
Otter, Wasden join call to end DACA program for 'Dreamers'The Spokesman-Review
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25 Things Men Can Finally Do

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Bid Farewell To Jason Chaffetz With This Retrospective On His Greatest Hits

The Utah congressman, who led the the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has officially stepped down.

Here's Why We're Not So Sure Adele Has Actually Quit Touring

The singer said she might be done with touring. But how many others have bowed out of the limelight only to rebound?

Can You Guess The Celebrity From The Graphic Tee They're Wearing?

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No, these aren't your neighborhood angsty teens.View Entire Post ›

Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan - Washington Post

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Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan
Washington Post
The dispute within the Republican Party over health care widened further Friday as President Trump joined with two conservative senators in calling for an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act if the party fails to agree on an alternative plan by ...
Conservative groups unleash on Senate Republicans over repeal billPolitico
What exactly does Trump want from this health care bill?CNN
GOP's Plan B for Obamacare repeal began with quiet push from Koch networkLos Angeles Times
ABC News -Breitbart News -BuzzFeed News -NBCNews.com
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Oregon Passes Pioneering Worker-Rights Bill

It will be the first state to mandate predictable work schedules.

Asos Leaves One Very Important Feature Visible In Bikini Photos

Gotta love the site's no re-touching policy!

Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan - Washington Post

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Republicans grow increasingly anxious about heading home without a health plan
Washington Post
The dispute within the Republican Party over health care widened further Friday as President Trump joined with two conservative senators in calling for an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act if the party fails to agree on an alternative plan by ...
Projected Drop in Medicaid Spending Heightens Hurdle for GOP Health BillNew York Times
Conservative groups unleash on Senate Republicans over repeal billPolitico
What exactly does Trump want from this health care bill?CNN
Los Angeles Times -NPR -ABC News -Fox News
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Witnesses Describe a 'Panicky Rush' as Shooting Unfolded

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Hospital employees and patients described a chaotic scene in the halls of Bronx Lebanon Hospital on Friday afternoon as doctors and patients rushed to seek shelter amid screaming and gunshots.
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