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Gun Control Bills Languish In Congress Ahead Of Summer Break

House Speaker Paul Ryan rejected Democratic calls for votes on their proposals, saying , "We are not going to pass legislation that infringes on anyone's constitutional rights". "What we're trying to do is gain the consensus of a majority of the people", said House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions, R-Texas, whose panel postponed a meeting Tuesday that was scheduled to set parameters for... [Full Article...]

The Bomb Robot That Delivered A Bomb

Johnson was also a military veteran who had served as a private first class in the US Army Reserve from March 2009 to April 2015. Police identified the man as Micah Xavier Johnson , 25, Mesquite, Texas, according to CNN, citing law enforcement sources. [Full Article...]

Black Lives Matter leaders condemn Dallas shootings

A search of the gunman's home in suburban Dallas turned up "bomb-making materials, ballistic vests, rifles, ammunition, and a personal journal of combat tactics", police said, adding that detectives were analyzing the information in the journal. [Full Article...]

Phoenix police reminding officers to remain vigilant after Dallas shooting

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Black Lives Matter a "terrorist movement", while U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, a Republican from Texas, said the "spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president, have contributed to the modern day hostility we are witnessing between the police and those they serve". [Full Article...]

Dallas police shooting: What we know

Few details about the slain officers were immediately available. Two civilians also were wounded. The girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter sat in the car's backseat trying to comfort her mommy. DART says the other three DART police officers shot during the protest are expected to recover from their injuries. He said he felt compelled to address the shootings in a televised statement - in addition to a... [Full Article...]

Beyoncé, Drake Speak Out In Wake of Shootings

The disturbing images from the police shooting deaths in Louisiana and Minnesota this week reignited a debate about race and police brutality. Suspect Eric Harris, shot multiple times , died in the February 8 incident, which has resulted in a pending FBI investigation. [Full Article...]

Police shootings of black men stir fears, anger among blacks

Earlier today, Beyoncé penned an open letter which was posted to her website , calling for action in response to the violence that has been brought to light, with the most recent and recorded deaths being those of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. [Full Article...]

Dallas suspect amassed personal arsenal at suburban home

Protests were also held in several other cities across the country Thursday night after a Minnesota officer on Wednesday fatally shot Philando Castile while he was in a auto with a woman and a child. Reuters could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the video. He said the gunman wore a protective vest and used an AR-15 rifle, a weapon similar to the one fired last month in the attack on an... [Full Article...]

The Notorious RBG doesn't want to think about a President Trump

The Notorious RBG doesn't want to think about a President Trump Ginsburg is now the oldest Supreme Court justice, at 83, and two others are in their late 70s, so it's likely that they will retire from the court soon. She , too, doesn't want to think about the possibility of Trump actually becoming president. Ginsburg also discussed the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down major abortion restrictions in Texas."It seemed to me it was a sham to pretend thi... [Full Article...]

Mother of Alton Sterling's son calls Dallas shootings 'reprehensible'

Less than 48 hours later, in Falcon Heights, Minn., another officer fatally shot Castile during what should have been a routine traffic stop. He exchanged waves with one man, flashing a smile at him and quipping: "Excuse me". 5 officers were killed and seven others were wounded. a Dallas police bomb squad robot killed Johnson after negotiations failed. In other words, while there may be nation... [Full Article...]

More Trouble For Hillary? FBI Director Hints At Probe Into Clinton Foundation

The BBC also said that the loss of Clinton's security clearance seems impossible, and "bordering on absurd" to enforce if she were elected president. Clinton was secretary of the state at the time of the attacks. Gowdy serves on the Oversight panel and is chairman of the Benghazi committee. Under sharp questioning from Gowdy, Comey said Clinton used multiple mobile devices during her tenure ... [Full Article...]

Farm Groups Urge Quick Resolution of GMO Issue

But GMO critics say the bill fails to adequately protect consumers who want to know if a product contains GM ingredients. Sanders called Vermont's law "a triumph for consumers" that was shaping up as a hollow victory, with the Senate bill trumping his state's law. [Full Article...]

Police Shootings of Black Men Spark Protests Across US Cities

Authorities held a news conference Friday but revealed nothing about the suspect blown up by a police bomb delivered by robot and the three in custody. Brown said it appeared the shooters " planned to injure and kill as many officers as they could". "We're hurting. Our profession is hurting". "There are no words to describe the atrocity that occurred to our city. [Full Article...]

Beyonce halts Glasgow show to pay tribute to police shooting victims

The next night, Philando Castile was shot by St. Paul police in Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken tail light. Among the needed actions are better training and more body cameras for police - and less racist behavior on their part. [Full Article...]

House Oversight Committee chairman grills the Federal Bureau of Investigation director: 'Did Hillary Clinton lie?'

House Oversight Committee chairman grills the Federal Bureau of Investigation director: 'Did Hillary Clinton lie?' On Tuesday, in a stinging assessment of her email practices as secretary of state, Comey rebuked Clinton and her aides for being "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information and contradicted numerous defenses and explanations she's put forward for months. [Full Article...]

Clinton, Trump Cancel Campaign Events After Dallas Attack

Clinton, Trump Cancel Campaign Events After Dallas Attack Clinton was going forward with a late afternoon appearance at the African Methodist Episcopal Convention in Philadelphia, where she planned to address the violence. Trump's the kind of candidate who reflects the red hot irrational anger that sometimes boils over in tragedy, Clinton's the president who can help heal after tragedy. [Full Article...]

Gowdy's Questions to FBI Director Undercut Clinton's Email Claims

Chaffetz then asked whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation needs referral to review those statements, to which Comey replied "sure do". And that suggestion kept Republicans hammering Comey's decision not indict Clinton. "No, there was classified material emailed", he said . "I think there is a legitimate concern that there is a double standard", Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz declared. [Full Article...]

Mayor Reed: 'robust investigation' promised after man found hanging in Piedmont Park

Activists and people on social media, however, speculated that the hanging might have been a lynching. Others have suggested links to the Ku Klux Klan , though authorities are yet to address speculation. Paul suburb and Tuesday's shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On Thursday night, a sniper in Dallas reportedly shot five police and injured seven more. [Full Article...]

BCA Identifies Officers at Scene of Philando Castile Shooting

Paul. Both incidents were filmed by witnesses at each scene; Castile's death was recorded by his girlfriend who was next to him in his auto, with her four-year-old daughter in the backseat. That incident also was captured on a cellphone video. According to Reynolds, she and Castile complied with the order, at which point the officer at the driver's side window asked Castile for his license a... [Full Article...]

Bridge case defendants, law firm head to court over texts

U.S. District Judge Susan Wigenton granted a motion by the law firm representing Christie's office to quash a subpoena by Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, who face trial in the fall on charges they conspired to close lanes to create traffic jams in 2013 to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie. [Full Article...]


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