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QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season

QB Will Grier cleared to play at WVU at start of season

The school sought a waiver with the NCAA to allow Grier to play in Game 1 - a nationally televised game against Virginia Tech Sept. 3 - instead of waiting until Game 7 on October 21 at Baylor. Will Grier has been cleared to play in the opening game of the season for West Virginia. While head coach Dana Holgorsen continued to express complete confidence, there was always set to be some doubts until an official announcement was made. Read More

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Time capsule found in base of Lake Eola Confederate statue

Time capsule found in base of Lake Eola Confederate statue

A time capsule was found in the disassembled statue. The box hasn't been opened yet, Price says, because the city wants to make sure it doesn't damage any of the artifacts. Lee statue in the city's Lee Park. The city will build a base and reassemble the memorial in a process that is expected to last about six weeks. The statue will be relocated to a Confederate section of a nearby cemetery. Read More

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Muslim girl killed after leaving mosque in Virginia, police say

A Fairfax county police statement said: "An investigation determined she was walking outside with a group of friends when they got into a dispute with a man in a auto". Detectives say Torres then took Nabra with him in his vehicle to a second location nearby in Loudoun County. However, contrary to what the Fairfax County police department thinks, Hassanen's father Mohmoud Hassanen believes his daughter's murder was motivated by Islamophobia. Read More

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Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6

Pileup during blinding dust on New Mexico highway kills 6

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. Among those killed were a 9-month-old baby, 29-year-old woman and 30-year-old man, all from Phoenix. Authorities closed a massive stretch of Interstate 10 in southeast Arizona on Monday due to a deadly vehicle pile-up caused at least in part by a dust storm blowing through the area. Read More

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Firefighters battle blaze in Big Bear

Firefighters battle blaze in Big Bear

The fire broke out around 3 p.m. with firefighters battling the blaze on the ground and in the air near Holcomb Valley Road and North Shore Drive. "But the fire did remain active", said U.S. Two firefighters suffered heat-related injuries during the blaze, the Los Angeles Times reported . The Pacific Crest Trail was closed between Highway 18 and Van Dusen Road. Read More

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Bells Ring For Whole Foods and Amazon

It was truly love at first sight ... "We talked for 2 1/2 hours". And we just fell in love. And it was like, "This is gonna be so incredible". That has been its practice - within reason of course - and I don't see that changing. Amazon has been dipping it's toes into the fresh food market for quite some time now, with its grocery delivery and pickup service, AmazonFresh . "We need to evolve". Read More

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Tropical storm named; excessive rainfall possible Tuesday in Lowcountry

Tropical storm named; excessive rainfall possible Tuesday in Lowcountry

Forecasters say a tropical storm warning has now been extended further westward for a disturbance in the central Gulf and it now covers an area from High Island, Texas, to the mouth of the Pearl River between Louisiana and Mississippi. Potential Tropical Cyclone Two forecast track. Parts of southeast Louisiana, southern Alabama, southern MS and the Florida Panhandle are not in the forecast path but are expected to see a substantial amount of rain, which could cause flooding. Read More

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GOP Senator Warns Against Rushed Vote on Health Care Bill

GOP Senator Warns Against Rushed Vote on Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans steered toward a potential showdown vote on their long-awaited health care bill next week, despite indications that they've yet to solidify the 50 GOP votes they'll need to avert an embarrassing defeat. "We've been debating Obamacare's failures and what to do about them for so many years now", McConnell said Monday on the Senate floor. Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate from Pennsylvania who voted against the House health care bill, said that many members were "taken aback" ... Read More

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Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

The New York Times reports that the challengers in the case , Gill v. Whitford , allege that they have found a way to distinguish partisanship when districts are drawn, versus the other natural needs in districting decisions. "If the justices agree, it would be the first time the court has articulated a constitutional rule in this context, which could - and likely would - have enormous ramifications nationwide". Read More

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County jobless rate hits 2017 low

County jobless rate hits 2017 low

South central IN counties also improved upon past joblessness rates. The state's jobless rate in May dropped to 3.2 percent--down from 3.6 percent in April--and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is reporting. Read More

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'Offensive' Trademarks Are Protected by Free Speech

'Offensive' Trademarks Are Protected by Free Speech

Read Tam's entire message below. The court's ruling in an unrelated case struck down part of the trademark law that bars a trademark on disparaging or offensive terms. As Carter pointed out , "The Redskins are a historic, an endemic brand, a presence" in the Washington area, and neither their name nor their lack of recent playoff success has hurt their popularity. Read More

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Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", the hospital's most recent update read. "I am absolutely convinced that the overwhelming - not overwhelming, virtually all - people associated with our political movement understand you have the right to stand up, debate, you have the right to protest, but violence is not acceptable", he said. Read More

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Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat but more rain

Tuesday's First Warning Forecast: A break from the heat but more rain

The 2017 total rose to 18.86 inches, 4.3 inches above normal. Up to three-quarters an inch of rain possible throughout the day. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 a.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. The high will be near 88 after a morning low of 68. There is a also chance of thunderstorms Tuesday through Friday , and on Sunday . Read More

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Writing a bill in private not unusual

But when you encounter problems, he said, "sometimes you need to go behind closed doors to work it out". "There's only one reason why Republicans are doing this: They're ashamed of their bill", said Schumer on Monday. The GOP-run House narrowly approved its version of the legislation last month. What's more, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the House health care bill would result in 23 million fewer people with insurance in a decade, and it would leave many sicker and ... Read More

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Congressman Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition, Showing Improvement: Hospital

In a statement released on behalf of the House majority whip's family, MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise is now in serious condition. The hospital said Saturday Scalise is more responsive and speaking with his loved ones. Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, arrived at the hospital via helicopter in shock, with intense internal bleeding, Sava said. He has had several operations since the shooting. Read More

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Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice

Jared Kushner speaks in public. And Washington takes notice

Kushner will arrive in Jerusalem Wednesday for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will then travel to Ramallah, in the West Bank, for meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas . "Many warned me bureaucracy would resist any change we tried to implement. Territories to continue the discussion about the possibility of peace". The visit comes one month after Trump's maiden trip to the region, during which he met with Israeli and Palestinian ... Read More

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Attorney: Trump Not Under Investigation

Attorney: Trump Not Under Investigation

Now, is there plenty of evidence, from Trump's private and public statements , that he dislikes the Russian Federation inquiry in general and considers it a politically-motivated sham? It's not that Trump is ignorant of the protocols and customs which rule the wink and nod environment of Washington , D.C. Read More

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Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy, says Wife

Suzanne Hodgkinson talks to members of the media reporters about her husband, James Hodgkinson , as St. Clair County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Richard Wagner, right, listens Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Belle. Now we know where he went. Hodgkinson is believed by investigators to have been a person "of strong views", a senior U.S. official said. Hodgkinson submitted several letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat throughout the years. Read More

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Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

Flynn told the court that after Carter told Roy to return to his vehicle, she then listened to him "as he cried out in pain and died " and did not contact his police or family for help. Following Roy III's death , Carter set up a fundraiser for mental health awareness in her late boyfriend's name and also wrote about suicide prevention on her Facebook timeline, according to the Sun Chronicle . Read More

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The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

The attorney did the rounds on the morning shows on Sunday, appearing on CNN's " State of the Union ", where he argued Trump is not under investigation, despite the president tweeting "I am being investigated" last week. "You are entitled to your own opinions, but as Ronald Reagan said, facts are facts". Sekulow renewed the suggestion that Trump fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation director at the recommendation of the deputy attorney general. Read More

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Larson wins off restart

Larson wins off restart

Larson took control of the FireKeepers Casino 400 on a restart with five laps remaining and held off Chase Elliott on Sunday for his second Monster Energy Cup series victory of the season. "All-in-all, it's a good season so far and we'll continue to keep building on what we've got". But for Larson, perhaps most special of all, his young son, Owen, and his father Michael, were both in attendance to watch him win his second straight race here at Michigan International Speedway . Read More

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Newt Gingrich Now Says the President

Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

Referring to his own wife, Callista, Gingrich added , "That's when Callista and I learned that a Trump candidacy was likely-and a Trump presidency was possible". Meanwhile, Democrats have ratcheted up their calls for impeachment proceedings in light of reports that Trump was considering firing Mueller, and attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on his Twitter feed. Read More

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More than 80 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill

More than 80 Great Danes rescued from suspected puppy mill

Wolfeboro Police Chief Dean Rondeau said in a news release that he had never seen such terrible conditions in his more than two decades of law enforcement. "I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to The Humane Society of the United States , Conway Area Humane Society and Pope Memorial SPCA, whose expert opinion and counsel was well-received, as well as the other local organizations who assisted at the scene", he said. Read More

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Senate Obamacare Repeal Vote Possible Next Week

The move coincides with a new #AmericaSpeaksOut campaign Senate Democrats launched Monday urging Americans to "speak out against Trumpcare and share their stories". From left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and Sen. "Democrats for MONTHS have stated they have no interest in working with Republicans on fixing Obamacare", Michael Reed, the Republican National Committee's research director and deputy communications director, wrote in a statement. Read More

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California wildfire: Voluntary evacuations ordered in Big Bear

People in the tiny communities of Holcomb and Baldwin Lake have been told they may want to evacuate, but no mandatory orders were issued. It was 89 degrees in Big Bear on Monday, breaking a 1985 record for the date. The Pacific Crest hiking trail (PCT) at Hwy 18 to Van Dusen Road is also closed. Campground closures include Doble Trail and Tanglewood Group Campgrounds. Read More

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