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Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

Uber to allow tips for drivers in reversal of longstanding policy

The tipping service has already been rolled out in the cities of Houston , Minneapolis and Seattle with the expectation that every USA city will be covered by the end of the month. The tipping option will allow riders to select a dollar amount in the app after a ride. They can choose between preset tip amounts or add in a custom tip , all of which will go directly to the driver. Read More

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The Supreme Court has a chance to restore democracy to redistricting

The term gerrymander was introduced by the MA governor in 1812 when he signed into law the means to create a voting district in the shape of a salamander in order to help the electoral prospects of his political party. Election law experts say the case is the best chance yet for the high court to put limits on what lawmakers may do to gain a partisan advantage in creating political district maps, according to the Associated Press . Read More

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Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

Congress hears sinister tale of Russia election meddling

And says her office is working closely with the DHS , FBI and state Election Integrity Task Force to monitor and enhance security practices. At a separate hearing, a current Homeland Security official, Jeanette Manfra , told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the agency has evidence that Russian Federation targeted election-related systems in 21 of the 50 USA states. Read More

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Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, though sentencing guidelines suggested around four years would have been more likely. Yanez faced manslaughter charges over the July 2016 deadly shooting of Castile , who was black, at a traffic stop in suburban Falcon Heights. Others include, Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., Eric Garner, who was held in a chokehold by police, and died in NY, and Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, who was shot ... Read More

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

Trump's remarks were a surprising slap at a Republican-written House measure that was shepherded by Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., and whose passage the president lobbied for and praised. The comments underscore the unusual secrecy with which Senate Republicans are crafting a health care bill to repeal and replace swaths of former President Barack Obama's health care law. Read More

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Senate approves new Russia sanctions

Senate approves new Russia sanctions

Earlier, Trump has indicated he is skeptical about additional sanctions and has been dismissive about the role of Russian interference in the US elections. Require the president to seek congressional approval before lifting the sanctions. To take effect, the measure would also have to pass the House of Representatives and be signed into law by Trump. Read More

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Trevor Noah Is Disgusted By The Philando Castile Verdict

When Castile told the officer that he had a concealed weapon, a gun that he was permitted to have in the state of Minnesota, the cop unholstered his gun and shot Castile to death. The video comes a week after Yanez's manslaughter trial for the July 2016 killing of Castile ended. After stopping Castile , he tells him about his tail light and asks him for his license and proof of insurance while his partner waits behind. Read More

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Ducks' Stoner, Kings' McNabb Go To Golden Knights

Ducks' Stoner, Kings' McNabb Go To Golden Knights

Marc-Andre Fleury took the stage at T-Mobile Arena in a brand-new Vegas Golden Knights jersey, and his new fans welcomed him to town with raucous cheers. You know what they say: Every successful sports franchise has an over-involved owner. Of course, some of all this was an illusion, too. Wolves general manager Wendell Young sat in his office this week staring at an empty whiteboard normally filled with moveable magnets containing the names of players who will factor into the upcoming ... Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation looking at terrorism in Flint airport stabbing

NBC News reported that the suspect stabbed the officer multiple times while shouting "Allahu Akbar", and that the incident was being probed as a possible terrorist attack. - Soon after: Neville, despite his wounds, subdues Ftouhi with help from other officers, and Ftouhi is taken into custody. USA law enforcement officials are working with Canadian authorities to learn more about the ties the suspect has to Canada, according to a law enforcement source. Read More

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Gunman went to Republican baseball practice with a list of names

Mr Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, Dr Sava said. Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, said Thursday morning. Ticket sales picked up after Wednesday's shooting, eventually setting an attendance record, the organizers said, as attendees such as Alexander Hilten, 16, of Arlington, Virginia, made a decision to come to the game for the first time. Read More

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Gianforte requests Monday court appearance

Gianforte requests Monday court appearance

Gianforte is scheduled to appear in a Montana court on June 20th on the misdemeanor assault charge. This memo got depicted by Guardian as "a feature of assertion which calms possible common cases." although Gianforte is as yet confronting illegal offense accusations in Gallatin which remains his residence and where this happened. Read More

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Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russian Federation probe

Trump had expressed the same outrage when Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed last month by the US Department of Justice to probe Russian meddling. Confidants and advisers close to Mr Trump said his fury was mounting at the probe and he had been yelling at TV sets about its press coverage. If Trump is confirming the existence of an investigation targeting him, it would represent an extraordinary development less than five months into ... Read More

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I'm willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

I'm willing to testify under oath about Comey claims

Outraged Democrats argued that Comey had laid out all the elements of an obstruction of justice case, even as Democratic leaders tried to tamp down calls for impeachment coming from some liberals, including some members of Congress. You know, and anytime that happens, it makes it a bigger deal. Many past presidents have used tape recording systems, either for future use to recheck conversations or for eventual use by historians. Read More

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Pregnant mother shot, killed by police in Seattle

A neighbor girl walks past a memorial outside where a pregnant mother was shot and killed a day earlier at her apartment by police Monday, June 19, 2017 , in Seattle . After the conversation, dashcam footage from the squad auto shows the officers walking into the building. "You big f***ing men, I can take her down, I know you can", her sister, Monika Williams, told KOMO. Read More

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GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

Under the House plan, an estimated number of 23 million people are at risk of losing their healthcare, according to the Congressional Budget Office . "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security". Aides and lobbyists said they expected the GOP bill to provide health care tax credits linked to people's incomes, not their ages like the House-passed measure, and impose spending limits on the growth of the ... Read More

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Tropical Storm Cindy batters US Gulf Coast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Tropical Storm Cindy batters US Gulf Coast (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Rain fall up to 5 inches is predicted for Southeast Texas. The agency had already begun distributing almost 100,000 sandbags to all counties on Tuesday. "I have been monitoring the storm system in the Gulf of Mexico and will continue to receive briefings on possible impacts to our state". Forecasters expect the storm to turn north-northwest before turning north prior to landfall , with not much change in strength. Read More

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Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation

Congressional Black Caucus turns down Trump invitation

And members are anxious the request for a caucus-wide meeting would amount to little more than a photo op that the president could use to bolster his standing among African-Americans. Instead of getting a response to the March recommendations from Trump, Richmond said the policies put forth by the administration only do more damage to the US black community. Read More

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The Drug Policy Alliance Statement On The Acquittal Of Officer Yanez

Pa. Protesters marched on Interstate 94, blocking traffic in both directions. Minnesota State Police spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson said in a news release Saturday that officers began arresting protesters at 12:30 a.m. But no video existed of exactly what happened inside the auto. Police arrested 18 people. Activist Nekima Levy-Pounds, a mayoral candidate in Minneapolis, rallied the mostly young crowd of different races, just as she did during the protests and marches that swept ... Read More

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Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

Gunman acted alone in shooting of congressman

Hodgkinson was " struggling in all kinds of different ways ", said Slater. Hodgkinson has been previously charged with battery , with one incident allegedly involving him aiming a shotgun at a young man, and in March his neighbors complained about him shooting 50 rounds on his own property. Read More

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Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Heavy Rainfall

Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Heavy Rainfall

Most areas, though, will see less than that. Forecasters are advising those in the watch area to prepare for winds as high as almost 60 miles per hour and areas of locally heavy rain and flooding. "The whole right side (of the storm's path) is where the good steady stream of moisture is coming in across the region". Forecasters witht he Hurricane Center expect Cindy to turn to the northeast Thursday afternoon and move across Tennessee toward the East Coast. Read More

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Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio

Triple-A Team Moving From Colorado Springs to San Antonio

This league has been transformed the past 15 to 20 years into one of the best leagues in all of baseball. Helena Brewers players gather before the game. The Helena Brewers will remain a member of the Pioneer Baseball League. Team ownership expanded on the altitude comments by expressing a concern overall in Major League Baseball that pitchers specifically will have a more hard time developing talent at higher elevations and colder temperatures in the spring. Read More

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Pressure grows to classify Muslim girl's slaying a hate crime

Morrogh said it was too early to say whether he might seek the death penalty. Hassanen and her friends were heading to the mosque at the ADAMS center in Sterling, Virginia, about 4 a.m. " An angel was taken ". The principal of the suburban Washington high school that slain Muslim teen Nabra Hassanen attended says the 10th grader was a beloved student and a friend to all. Read More

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Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

Man, woman found dead with gunshot wounds on Chicago Skyway

Then police who were stationed near the gate approached the man, who shot himself. The vehicle crashed near the site of the shooting. The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2sApXKA ) Lisa Fisher of Broadview and Christopher M. Guglielmi said investigators believe that the two were married but they were continuing to try to verify their identities. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. Read More

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TS Bret causes heavy flooding, power outages in Trinidad

Up to four inches of rain fell in New Orleans on Tuesday and an additional three to six inches were expected over the next 48 hours, followed by weekend thunderstorms, Landrieu said. The National Weather Service said early Wednesday that flash flood watches covered parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia as the storm trudged closer to the USA mainland. Read More

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Cheering 1st day of summer? Not in Phoenix when 120 expected

The Big Bear City Airport is now closed due to a brush fire nearby. Being one of the places with the highest temperature every summer, Arizona always has some heat-related memes on social media, some of which are classic. Phoenix has hit 120 only three times in recorded history — the last time 22 years ago. "The pilots are looking, the dispatch is looking, if the temps are getting near, they are going to be looking at it saying 'Hey is this a no go" deal today, '" Drake said. Read More

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Flash flood watch issued for Jefferson County

As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the system is centered about 305 miles (490 kilometers) south-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River and is moving northwest near 8 mph (13 kph). Rain accumulations of 6 to 9 inches are expected in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, according to the hurricane center advisory. Read More

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FM Radio Club to hold Field Day

Members get together on the air and at monthly meetings to socialize, share their knowledge of radio and how the gear works and discuss news of the latest developments and trends in the hobby. According to East River Amateur Radio Club Presi-dent Keith Jennings, Ham radio operators can literally throw a wire into a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery powered transmitter and communicate half way around the world. Read More

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Sylville Smith shooting: Milwaukee officer acquitted

Smith's death brought to the surface long-simmering tensions between black Milwaukee residents and police, and demonstrators assembled near the site of the shooting in Sherman Park hours after it happened. Smith, who they suspected was involved in a drug deal. The verdict was to be read Wednesday afternoon. This version of the story corrects the date of the Smith shooting to August 13 from August 23. Read More

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