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Vandals scrape words off historic Emmett Till sign in Mississippi

Vandals scrape words off historic Emmett Till sign in Mississippi

More than six decades later, the vandalism of the grocery store sign is not unique; a number of civil rights markers have been vandalized in MS in recent years, reports The Clarion Ledger . In The Blood of Emmett Till , Carolyn Donham tells author Timothy B. Tyson, that she gave testimony about Till grabbing her around the waist and using obscenities, "but that part is not true". Read More

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Marginal dip seen in Delhi University's 1st cut-off list

Marginal dip seen in Delhi University's 1st cut-off list

The cut-off for English (hons) is same as previous year at 97 pc. The admissions for the University and the affiliated colleges will depend upon the score obtained by the student . The institutes struggled to fill seats past year when the second list was released. Admissions for the first cut off list starts from Saturday and continue for three days. Read More

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White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats, who tried to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s. Pelosi has become a favorite target of Republicans because of her leadership role, which began in 2007 when she was elected the first female House Speaker. Read More

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Senate Bill Repeals Most Obamacare Taxes, Keeps Subsidies for Low Income

An estimated 23 million people could lose their healthcare under a similar plan narrowly passed last month by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, according to the CBO. It will institute a federal spending cap on Medicaid , limiting funding for the entitlement program for the first time. However since Medicaid has a high churn rate, most would fall off the rolls within a few years. Read More

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Austin Celebrates End Of Slavery In Texas With Juneteenth Parade

Austin Celebrates End Of Slavery In Texas With Juneteenth Parade

Though the Emancipation Proclamation became official January 1, 1863, it had little impact on Texas due to a minimal number of Union troops present to enforce it. The festival brings people from across the area to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation. Numerous fans of the holiday who showed up for the parade said this year, more than ever, it is important to celebrate freedom. Read More

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Cuba Rejects New US Policy, Saying Pressure Will Not Work

Cuba Rejects New US Policy, Saying Pressure Will Not Work

There are significant worries within the Cuban regime that an end of Venezuelan support will mean a return of the "special period" of the 1990s, when the end of Soviet support led to widespread hunger and economic collapse. Mr. Emmer, one of Mr. Trump's biggest supporters on Capitol Hill, picked up on Crawford's criticism, saying the new directive could violate his promise to provide security in the United States. Read More

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Secret Service says it doesn't have any Trump tapes

The issue of White House tapes has been raised repeatedly in the ongoing controversy involving the president, ousted FBI director James Comey and the investigation into Trump campaign ties to Russian officials. But some, have questioned whether Trump is just bluffing about the tapes. "I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct", Comey said. Read More

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Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

Accusations of obstruction arose last month when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey . Investigators will also look for any statements the president may have made publicly and privately to people outside the government about his reasons for firing Comey and his concerns about the Russian Federation probe and other related investigations, people familiar with the matter said. Read More

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Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

Family: Michigan native shot multiple times in chest, arm

Because of his condition, Matt can not receive visitors or accept gifts in the ICU. A Wednesday morning shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, left five people wounded, including lobbyist Matt Mika . office, is among those who was shot this morning in Alexandria. He is undergoing surgery. Mika, a former college baseball and football player, was helping coach the practice, his family has said . Read More

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Vice President Pence Hires Outside Lawyer To Deal With Russia Inquiries

Vice President Pence Hires Outside Lawyer To Deal With Russia Inquiries

That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen . Jarrod Agen , a spokesman for the office of United States Vice President Mike Pence , confirmed to CNN Thursday that Pence has hired Richard Cullen , former attorney general of the state of Virginia, to represent his interests as they pertain to special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. Read More

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Rep. Williams' staff member injured in Virginia shooting; gunman is identified

Conaway, Williams and Brady are safe, according to their offices. Williams, of Austin, identified the victim via Twitter as legislative correspondent Zack Barth. Shots rang out around 8 a.m. ET during Wednesday's baseball practice for Republican congressmen in Alexandria, Virginia. Eastern time, the gunman began using a high-caliber firearm to shoot at congressional members and staff on the field. Read More

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Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge

Jury in Bill Cosby case asks about language in 1 charge

Bill Cosby arrives with publicist Andrew Wyatt at the Montgomery County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania June 13, 2017. The 79-year-old pioneering black comedian risks spending the rest of his life in prison if convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, which each carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine, following one of America's biggest celebrity trials in years. Read More

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