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SCOTUS Rules North Carolina Gerrymandering Is Racist

Justice Clarence Thomas voted alongside the four liberal justices . The ruling upholds a lower court decision that ordered a new map for the 2016 election. Though the lower court determined that the 12th District was packed with black voters because lawmakers were motivated primarily by those voters' race, the state claimed that it did so for a different reason: to minimize the influence of Democratic voters.


'Bad neighbor' unplugs bounce house at girl's birthday party

'Bad neighbor' unplugs bounce house at girl's birthday party

A spokesman for the Port St. Lucie Police Department told " Today " that investigators do not believe the man, who they have identified but have not named publicly, meant to hurt the children. Police believe the man thought he was unplugging the DJ's equipment. Police have identified the man but have not released his name. Investigators tried questioning the neighbor but said he was not cooperating.


White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

White House, DOJ miss Senate deadline to provide James Comey memos, records

Ex-FBI Director James Comey has shown his willingness to speak to the special counsel Mueller before testifying publicly. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Democrat on the panel, asked Coats hypothetically whether it would be appropriate if a president reached out to a director of national intelligence to make a request to deny evidence of cooperation.



County Attorney Will Eye Gianforte Assault Case

Zinke vacated the seat when he accepted the post of Secretary of the Interior in President Donald Trump's Cabinet. With 56 percent of precincts reporting, Gianforte was leading by a 49-44 margin. Quist said he fell behind after a botched gallbladder surgery kept him from working, though videos surfaced of him performing with his band during the period he said he was out of commission.


Phoenix police say comicon suspect threatened them

Phoenix police say comicon suspect threatened them

The man had reportedly been taking photos of police officers at the annual event, and posting them on social media sites, allegedly intending to use his weapons to injure the officers. They learned of the suspect after getting information about a man who was going to be armed inside the event with the intent to target officers. Prop weapons carried into the four-day event are supposed to be inspected by security staff, but police said the man's weapons were not checked.


Iranian Tensions Cloud Victory for Moderates in Tehran

Iranian Tensions Cloud Victory for Moderates in Tehran

The foes "think that our power is restricted only to missiles, while our power lies in this nation's faith", he added. DUBAI/LONDON Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday stability could not be achieved in the Middle East without Tehran's help, responding to criticism of the Islamic Republic from U.S.