• LA City Council Approves Plan For Lucas Museum
LA City Council Approves Plan For Lucas Museum

With Tuesday's approval, plans are to break ground in Exposition Park, south of downtown, as early as this year and open the museum to the public in 2021. Lucas also ran into opposition in San Francisco in 2014 with a plan to build the museum at the Presidio before the 2016 San Francisco plan proposed Treasure Island.

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  • Is 'Baby Driver' A Musical? It's Unlike Anything You've Seen On Broadway
Is 'Baby Driver' A Musical? It's Unlike Anything You've Seen On Broadway

In a recent interview with Uproxx , Wright explained why he has no desire to see the film he was originally due to direct. Baby coordinates his driving to songs he plays on his iPod. Writer/Director Edgar Wright ( Shaun of the Dead ) has entertainingly proven me wrong. An awesome sound designer Julian Slater, but also in collaboration with...

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  • Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss
Pelosi tries to reassure Dems after Georgia loss

But prescriptions for how the Democrats should move forward varied. Still others argue the Democrats' recent losses do not signal the need for a dramatic party shift. "Our districts here that are in play are way more competitive than the Georgia 6th", Thowfeek said. "This is the beginning of something much bigger than us", Ossoff said in his co...

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  • USA house price growth slows in April - S&P/Case-Shiller
USA house price growth slows in April - S&P/Case-Shiller

The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index's 10-City Composite rose 4.9 percent year-over-year, down from a 5.2 percent gain in March, while its 20-City Composite rose 5.7 percent, down from a 5.9 percent gain in March.

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  • Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

The judge ruled that Carter can remain free on bail but ordered not to make any contact with Roy's family. The trial heard that Carter and Roy exchanged hundreds of text messages in which Carter urged him to follow through on his plan to kill himself, urged him to hide it from his parents, lie to his mother and select a secluded parking l...

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  • Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe
Jane O'Meara Sanders Turns to Legal Help for FBI Probe

Sanders' office pressured a bank to approve a loan for the now defunct college that Jane is said to have obtained by lying on the loan application about the college's funding. Brady Toensing of Burlington is responsible for launching the complaint to the USA attorney for Vermont. The loan agreement required the college to provide evidence of mo...

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  • Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest
Trump Suggests His 'Tapes' Tweet Was To Keep Comey Honest

Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the USA 2016 election had asked the White House for any such recordings of Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9. "They are also four good guys and are four friends of mine", Trump said. The second front is the Trump Campaigns and their collusion and coordination with Putin/Russian Govt in fi...

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  • Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment, Texas police say
Mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment, Texas police say

Investigators said she has changed her story multiple times, including once where she broke a vehicle window to make the incident look like an accident. She has been jailed and no bail has been set. She then fell asleep for hours. The Texas mom is now in custody at Park County Jail. The group advises parents to put something they will need ...

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  • Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe
Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

The existence of the Russian intelligence memo was first disclosed in April by The New York Times , which said it played a role in Comey's decision a year ago to bypass the normal chain of command and make a public announcement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was not recommending criminal charges against Clinton.

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  • President Trump Signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act
President Trump Signs VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Today the president signed into law my bill, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act. "As you all know all too well, for many years the government failed to keep its promises to our veterans". It passed the Senate by a unanimous voice vote. Concerned Veterans for America launched a massive grassroots effort to garner support fo...

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  • List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

Franks added that "it's clear that (the shooting) was premeditated", but he declined to confirm the existence of a possible list, citing the ongoing investigation. Brooks and Duncan were at the practice. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, was shot dead by Capitol Police after he opened fire on congressmen Wednesday in Alexandria, Va.

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  • Chinese-American band wins right to trademark The Slants
Chinese-American band wins right to trademark The Slants

Over the years, some companies and organizations, such as the Washington Redskins , have found themselves unable to trademark their names because they were deemed offensive . The Redskins are fighting efforts by a group of American Indians, including lead plaintiff Amanda Blackhorse, to have its trademarks cancelled on the same grounds.

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  • 9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0
9th Circuit Court Upholds freeze on Trump's Muslim Ban 2.0

President Trump on Wednesday made changes to his revised travel ban in an effort prevent the Supreme Court from declaring it moot because it was set to expire. Trump's visit to the court would be his first since he became president on January 20 and would put him face-to-face with the nine justices as they consider the fate of his travel ban un...

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  • Senate Democrats will pit Trump against 'mean' Republicans on Trumpcare
Senate Democrats will pit Trump against 'mean' Republicans on Trumpcare

Senate Republicans are trying to get cut a deal among their own members, and are expected to bring the measure directly to the floor as early as next week - and avoid committee hearings and votes. "Republicans are drafting this bill in secret because they're ashamed of it, plain and simple", Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

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  • Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic
Scalise Is Still In Critical Condition, But Doctors Are Optimistic

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone. "Five people were wounded in the assault, including a member of House Leadership -- my good friend, Steve Scalise ", Trump said in his weekly web and radio address to the nation.

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  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Investigators say they've checked Hodgkinson's laptop, cell phone, and a camera found in his van but have found no manifesto, no intent to commit violence, and nothing to indicate he was scouting potential targets. She explained, her husband sold his southern IL home inspection business months ago. He was a supporter of former Democratic candid...

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  • Agent injured in shooting throws first pitch at congressional baseball game
Agent injured in shooting throws first pitch at congressional baseball game

Capitol Police Chief Kim Dine praised Griner as a hero. "But for their heroism there's no question that there would have been much more carnage, no doubt about it, because no one else there was armed and this shooter was not only active but he was really unloading so many shots", said the congressman, still in his baseball clothes at Capitol Hill...

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  • Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery
Shot US Congressman Scalise in Need of Additional Surgery

Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center , where Scalise was being treated. The hospital planned to hold a briefing on his condition later in the day Friday. Both officers have been released from the hospital, and Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said Griner is now in "good condition"...

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  • Pence hires Cullen for Russia probe
Pence hires Cullen for Russia probe

Cullen also served as the attorney general of Virginia and as a US attorney under President George H.W. Bush. The vice president's communications director, Jarrod Agen , said in a statement, "I can confirm that the Vice President has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel".

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  • Congressional Staffer Reportedly Shot By Gunman
Congressional Staffer Reportedly Shot By Gunman

Asked about the gunman, Williams said he believes Hodgkinson had "an issue" that arose from a hypersensitive political climate in Washington, D.C., and in the nation this year. Williams said he "ran to the first base dugout which is in the ground about 7 feet and I literally dove into that dugout be like diving I guess into a swimming pool wi...

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  • Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public
Attorney General Sessions' Testimony To Senate Panel Will Be Public

Following Comey's public testimony last Thursday, he told senators in a closed hearing that afternoon that Sessions may have had a third interaction with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., according to people familiar with the briefing. Another Republican close to the White House said Trump's tape comments appeared similar to the hard-nosed tactics h...

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  • Attorney General Sessions to Face US Senate Panel in Public
Attorney General Sessions to Face US Senate Panel in Public

Sessions made the request for the open hearing himself. Sessions had been scheduled to testify on June 13 before the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee his department's budget, but will now testify to the intelligence panel instead, he said on Saturday in letters to the chairmen of those subcommittees, reports CNN.

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  • Officials prepare for protests against Sharia law
Officials prepare for protests against Sharia law

Tomorrow, a group of people organized by Act for America are marching in protest of Sharia law and its effect on the United States. ("I am rubber, you are glue") But there is a human rights issue at stake here, and it's worth noting. We have people who still want to have their own rallies across the country. "We saw that in Portland and we think ...

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  • Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters
Theft of 10000 pounds of chocolate helps bring down 33 Russian mobsters

Theft of cargo shipments, including approximately 10,000 pounds of chocolate confections. The FBI's Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force in NY arrested 25 of the men, the feds said, while seven remained at large. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a statement , calling the array of charges against the crime group "dizzying", USA Today reported. 'The ...

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  • Is There a Winner Yet: Powerball Jackpot Keeps Climbing
Is There a Winner Yet: Powerball Jackpot Keeps Climbing

The drawing takes place tonight at 10:59 P.M. and tickets can be bought up until 9:45 P.M. Had the numbers matched, the victor would have won an estimated $375 million. In New Jersey, two tickets matched four numbers plus the Powerball. Most people who buy tickets let the machines pick the numbers at random for them.

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  • Mother Allows Snake to Bite Baby, Says 'He's Very Harmless'
Mother Allows Snake to Bite Baby, Says 'He's Very Harmless'

Rachel Elizabeth Valverde, a Florida woman who reportedly lives near Naples, Florida came across a giant 12-foot python wrapped tightly around one of her goats. She caught a 14-inch, non-venomous red rat snake in a Tupperware container and put it in front of the child. "They just think that I hurt my child intentionally, which, the people that know...

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  • Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie
Three lawmakers question Kushner Cos on concerns over White House tie

Backchannels, or secret lines of communication, are often used by the White House as diplomatic tools. "Our job, we are focused on the president's agenda", Spicer said in a 12-minute, off-camera press gaggle, adding that "going forward", Kasowitz will answer any press questions about the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • Florida budget deal trades cash for bad policy
Florida budget deal trades cash for bad policy

Those issues will be a focus of a three-day special legislative session that will start Wednesday. The session has been called after Scott signed the state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year, which included him vetoing over $400 million in projects.

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  • Suspect accused of stealing Portland stabbing victim's wedding ring and backpack arrested
Suspect accused of stealing Portland stabbing victim's wedding ring and backpack arrested

After the images and video were released to the public on Thursday evening, detectives received numerous tips that a person matching the suspect's description frequented the area of I-84 and Northeast Sandy Boulevard. Olivia Leap lays flowers at Portland Max metro stop shrine to fallen heroes of the fatal stabbing by alleged white supremacist Jerem...

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  • 3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal
3 ex-Penn State officials sent to jail in Sandusky scandal

Graham Spanier , 68, once the nation's highest-paid public university president, was ordered incarcerated for four to 12 months with two years probation. Penn State has paid out almost a quarter-billion dollars in fines, settlements and other costs associated with the scandal, and the football program suffered heavy NCAA sanctions.

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  • Dashcam video released from Tiger Woods' DUI arrest
Dashcam video released from Tiger Woods' DUI arrest

He said he was headed to Orange County. His auto was found in the middle of a roadway - shown in the video above - approximately eight miles from his Florida home , and a police report revealed that "Woods was asleep at the wheel and had to be woken up".

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  • GOP senators brace for questions during recess, tough task upon return
GOP senators brace for questions during recess, tough task upon return

The filibuster in the Senate allows lawmakers to hold up legislation if a bill does not pass with 60 votes . Senators will take up a school finance bill with a funding formula that looks a lot like what the House passed - with weightings for things like at-risk kids and English language learners.

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  • Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance
Trump repeats criticism of Germany, Merkel stands by stance

Gabriel also criticized the Trump administration for selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, its refugee policy, and its lack of commitment to fight climate change . Gabriel's center-left SPD party is a partner to Angela Merkel's CDU in Germany's current ruling coalition, but the two groups are also set for a showdown in general elections in September...

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  • Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting
Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

Tamir Rice died the next day. According to Cleveland police, Loehmann's job application contained inaccuracies and he violated other administrative policies. In April 2016, the City of Cleveland announced it would pay Rice's family $6 million to settle a civil lawsuit . Williams said the department now makes sure to read through all applica...

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  • Schiff Expects Kushner at Committee and Wants Clearance Reviewed
Schiff Expects Kushner at Committee and Wants Clearance Reviewed

US President Donald Trump , who was uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter during his nine-day trip overseas, resumed his favourite past-time today with a tweet storm in which he thundered against " fake news ". Remember back when the pro-Trump forces were in such a almost constant frenzy over Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use o...

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