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Teen YouTuber Shoots and Kills Boyfriend in Video Stunt, Police Say – NBCNews.com

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

A 19-year-old aspiring YouTube star’s boyfriend is dead after she shot him in the chest in a video stunt gone wrong, according to a criminal complaint filed on Wednesday. Norman County Sheriff Jeremy Thornton said in a statement that Monalisa Perez of Minnesota was arrested after she shot her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz III, 22, in the chest. According to court documents, she shot him with a gold Desert Eagle .50…

McConnell is trying to revise the Senate health-care bill by Friday – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to send a revised version of his health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office as soon as Friday as he continues to push for a vote before Congress’s August recess. The effort reflects the tight timeline McConnell faces in his attempt to hold a vote in July — and the pressure he is under to change the bill to garner enough support to…

Travel ban 2.0 set to begin Thursday – CNN

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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Australian Cardinal and Aide to Pope Is Charged With Sexual Assault – New York Times

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

“The process and procedures that are being followed in the charging of Cardinal Pell have been the same that have been applied in a whole range of historical sex offenses, whenever we investigate them,” Commissioner Patton added. “Cardinal Pell has been treated the same as anyone else.” Advertisement Continue reading the main story Cardinal Pell, the Vatican’s de facto finance chief, had been accused in hearings before Australia’s Royal Commission…

DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to US but won’t expand laptop ban – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices — unless airlines and airports refuse to comply with the new rules. Since March, passengers on flights to the United States from certain primarily Muslim-majority countries have been prohibited from bringing electronic devices larger than a…

Trump to warring GOP senators: I’m on your side – Politico

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Rand Paul and Susan Collins are on opposite ends of the Republican Party when it comes to health care, yet somehow the two senators both left this week’s Obamacare repeal meetings with President Donald Trump thinking he’s on their side. Paul wants to gut as much of Obamacare as possible and recalled after his one-on-one meeting that the president “realizes that moderates have gotten everything so far” on the healthcare…

US woman shoots boyfriend in YouTube stunt – BBC News

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Image copyright Youtube Image caption The couple are expecting their second child A Minnesota woman has been charged over the fatal shooting of her boyfriend, in what authorities say was a social media stunt gone wrong. Monalisa Perez, 19, was booked into county jail after shooting at Pedro Ruiz as he held a book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet. The couple’s three-year-old child and nearly 30…

Destruction of Arkansas’ Ten Commandments monument places spotlight on separation of church and state – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

The 6-foot-tall stone monument engraved with the Ten Commandments — a capstone of sorts to years of debate in Arkansas over the separation of church and state – was erected with little pomp on the lush grounds of the state Capitol. Less than 24 hours later, the monument came crumbling down after a Dodge Dart plowed into it. On Wednesday, as maintenance crews cleaned up the debris, many summed up…

DHS officials announce enhanced security measures for all flights to US but won’t expand laptop ban – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

U.S. officials on Wednesday announced enhanced security and screening measures for all commercial flights to the United States but backed away from a proposal to expand a ban on laptops and other electronic devices — unless airlines and airports refuse to comply with the new rules. Since March, passengers on flights to the United States from certain primarily Muslim-majority countries have been prohibited from bringing electronic devices larger than a…

Officials struggle to convince Trump that Russia remains a threat – CNN

Posted: Thursday, June 29, 2017

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O’Keefe video shows CNN’s Van Jones calling Russia story a ‘nothingburger’ – The Hill

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe of Project Veritas released Wednesday another secretly recorded tape of a CNN employee, this time featuring political commentator and host Van Jones saying the network’s heavy coverage of possible collusion between Trump administration officials and Russia during the 2016 presidential election “is just a big nothingburger.” “The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger. There’s nothing there you can do,” Jones says to a person who introduces himself…

Senate GOP focuses on insurance premiums, but would health plans be affordable? – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Their plans in shambles for a hurried vote to rewrite major parts of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans are still reciting their mantra on what their conservative approach to health policy would do. Loyalists and rebels alike, GOP senators say the bill would help fulfill the party’s goal of driving down insurance premiums. A growing body of scrutiny is finding that the claim is only partly true, however. And…

Forget Your Lame ‘One Ball’ Argument, Rockets Will Make Chris Paul Trade Work – Bleacher Report

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images The issues surrounding Chris Paul‘s fit with James Harden and the Houston Rockets are so obvious, so potentially fraught with friction, they’re powerful enough to cut through the blinding shock of the offseason’s latest blockbuster trade. Milliseconds after absorbing the stunning report Wednesday from The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the only reasonable reaction involves questions. CP3 to the Rockets? With Harden? And Mike D’Antoni? Holy…Wait, how’s that…

Fox News signs outgoing GOP congressman Jason Chaffetz as contributor – CBS News

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Outgoing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) has signed on with Fox News as a contributor, effective one day after he resigns from Congress this week.  Chaffetz, former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who oversaw the investigations into the IRS targeting of conservative nonprofit groups and the death of a U.S. ambassador in Benghazi, Libya, will offer political analysis on Fox News Channel and Fox News Business Network’s…

Why one man keeps ramming his car into Ten Commandments statues on government property – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In the video, the Arkansas Capitol dome can be seen lit against the night sky as the Dodge Dart accelerates to 10, then 20 mph. “Oh my goodness,” a man says as he flicks on the car’s lights. “Freedom!” The vehicle speeds up the hill, and the last thing that comes into view before a crash is a large, newly installed monument. Authorities say the man in the video is…

The Daily 202: Secrecy backfires on Mitch McConnell as Senate health-care bill teeters – Washington Post

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

John Thune and Mitch McConnell stand as Donald Trump arrives for a meeting with Republican senators about health care in the East Room of the White House yesterday afternoon. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: Mitch McConnell miscalculated. The Senate majority leader believed that the blowback for keeping his health-care bill secret would be less than the blowback for negotiating it in…

David Duckenfield faces Hillsborough charges with five others – BBC News

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Media captionCrown Prosecution Service statement on Hillsborough Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter and five other senior figures will be prosecuted over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. Mr Duckenfield was match commander at the FA Cup semi-final when 96 Liverpool fans were fatally injured in a crush. Ex-South Yorkshire Police (SYP) Ch Insp Sir Norman Bettison, two officers, a solicitor and a Sheffield Wednesday club secretary also…

Helicopter attack targets Venezuela’s Supreme Court – CNN

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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The Supreme Court’s decision on Trump’s travel ban raises ‘more questions than answers’ – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

People visit the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, June 26, 2017, as justices issued their final rulings for the term, in Washington. Associated Press/J. Scott Applewhite The Supreme Court has partially allowed Trump’s travel ban to take effect. The justices implemented an exemption for travelers with a ‘bona fide relationship’ to people or entities in the US. It is unclear how the court interprets a ‘bona fide relationship,’ but lawyers…

Global Ransomware Attack: What We Know and Don’t Know – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Several private companies have confirmed that they were struck by the attack, including: • The American pharmaceutical giant Merck. • The Danish shipping company AP Moller-Maersk. • The British advertising firm WPP. • The French multinational Saint-Gobain. • A unit of the bank BNP Paribas. • The Russian steel and mining company Evraz. • The Russian energy company Rosneft. • The American food company Mondelez International. WHAT THE RANSOMWARE IS…

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