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Dems 0-4 on Special Elections, out $30m on "Trump Referedum"

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http://hosted2.ap.org/APDefault/*/Article_2017-06-21-US--House%20Election-Georgia/id-51f583b53fa74b16a4478847dc5ba35b
http://www.thedailybeast.com/karen-handel-wins-as-jon-ossoff-becomes-latest-democrat-to-lose-special-election-in-the-era-of-trump
>After $50 million and a congressional contest bigger than some presidential primaries, the special election in Georgia’s 6th District to replace Rep. Tom Price ended up where it began, with the House seat still in Republican hands and national Democrats still looking for a way to turn the resistance to Donald Trump into a victory at the polls.

Fully surprised there isn't a single thread on /news/ about any of these elections, let alone GA's 6th.

But then again, this is /news/, so I can guess why. :)
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Supreme Court to rule on how election districts are drawn

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/19/supreme-court-to-tackle-partisan-election-maps/102683460/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatodaycomnation-topstories

>WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a potential landmark case that addresses how far lawmakers can go in choosing their voters, rather than the other way around.

>Venturing into what one justice recently called the "always unsavory" process of drawing election districts for partisan advantage, the court will try to set a standard — something it has failed to do in the past.

>The case under review comes from Wisconsin, but about one-third of the maps drawn for Congress and state legislatures could be affected by the justices' ruling. Similar cases are pending in North Carolina and Maryland.

>The issue is reaching the high court at a time when both Republicans and Democrats have improved the art of drawing congressional and legislative maps to entrench themselves in office for a decade at a time. Computer software increasingly helps them create safe districts for their most conservative and liberal candidates, whose success invariably leads to more partisan gridlock in government.

>“Partisan gerrymandering of this kind is worse now than at any time in recent memory," said Paul Smith of the Campaign Legal Center, who will argue the case next fall. "The Supreme Court has the opportunity to ensure the maps in Wisconsin are drawn fairly, and further, has the opportunity to create ground rules that safeguard every citizen’s right to freely choose their representatives.”

>The court recently struck down some congressional and state legislative districts in North Carolina because they used voters' racial composition to maximize Republicans' political advantage. The court has ruled similarly on Virginia and Alabama racial redistricting plans.
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2-Year-Old Kills 7-Year-Old Girl in Tennessee

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a 2-yr-old toddler has just shot and killed a 7-yr-old girl in Nashville.

this really happened.

http://wkrn.com/2017/06/06/police-toddler-shoots-cousin-inside-home-south-of-downtown/
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ISIS Losing the Battle but Winning the War

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If ISIS is retreating in Mosul, it is rapidly advancing in Manchester. The Caliphate is winning its war in Europe. Six months ago in Britain, the rise of Jeremy Corbyn, the ultra-pacifist Labour party leader who blamed the "war on terror" for the recent attacks in Manchester and London, would have been unthinkable.

>ISIS's main legacy, however, is devastation -- both cultural and human. ISIS has been successful in making a blank slate, a sort of Islamic "year zero," in which, after an apocalypse, history will start again -- supposedly virgin and pure. The Caliphate will leave behind a Middle East more and more Islamic, not only in the landscape, but also in demography. ISIS swept away entire non-Muslim communities that will never return. Many Christian and Yazidi towns within its orbit will remain permanently empty due to the slaughter, the exile and the disappearance of survivors. The Islamic State has been able to destroy the ancient Christian community of Mosul.


https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10535/isis-winning-war
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Russia Plans Mega Drill After NATO simulates Invasion

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Russia is planning a military exercise involving 100,000 soldiers after NATO simulated a mock defense from an invasion through the Baltic's

http://www.trunews.com/article/russia-plans-mega-drill-after-nato-simulates-invasion

(VERO BEACH, FL) The upcoming drill, which has been held jointly with Belarus every four years starting in 1973, will begin in September and is nicknamed Exercise Zapad 2017. During the 9th edition of this joint military exercise, a defense will be simulated by the Russian high command to repel a mock invasion of Belarus by NATO.

Historically the drill has involved a scenario where a full-scale conflict between the West and Russia has broken out, and previous iterations have even included simulated nuclear responses on European cities. Ahead of this drill, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commander of all U.S. Army units in Europe (USAEUR), announced Friday that an additional 600 troops will be deployed across the Baltic States for the duration of Zagad 2017, bringing the number of NATO forces currently in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland to approximately 5,100.

Hodges told Reuters that the Pentagon is worried about possible Russian aggression during the Zapad exercise. "When (Russia) went into Crimea, that was against the backdrop of an exercise. When they went into Georgia, that was an exercise", Lt. Gen. Hodges said during a NATO exercise in Poland. "Their history is full of examples where they don't live up to any treaties ... They routinely violate those things.”

"We are all working hard to be at the highest levels of readiness during exercises like this,” Lt. Gen. Hodges said. The exercise Lt. Gen. Hodges was in attendance for in Poland was part of a series of NATO operations including Saber Strike and Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), which run throughout June, and are aimed at deterring the alleged “Russian Threat.”

(Read more at http://tru.news/2tFQIMS)
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NATO fighter was trying to get close to the aircraft Shoigu

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NATO fighter F-16 made an attempt to accompany the plane of Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu which flying to Kaliningrad. But the SU-27, which was accompanied by the aircraft Shoigu, kicked fighter F-16.

The Board, which was flying Sergei Shoigu, was followed by escort of fighters, the naval aviation SU-27, according to the news channel TACC.

NATO fighter tried to approach the plane of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation, but between them stood the Russian su-27, which shook his wings and sent NATO fighter F-16 in the other direction.

http://iz.ru/node/608932
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Ukraine wants to intern all the citizens of the Russian Federation

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This is at a press conference in Kiev said the former commander of the Battalion "Donbass" Anatoly Vinogrodsky.


"During the war, all normal states conduct internment of citizens of the aggressor country. This is normal practice, starting, in my opinion, with the Russo-Japanese War, including Canada, America, which interned the citizens of the aggressor country. We do not have this, spies, saboteurs, killers are moving across the territory of Ukraine, "says the ex-battalion commander. "You see this fine."

"Our state does not make any efforts to protect our country. We must protect it. Yes, we must block the work of Russian enterprises. Yes, we must complicate the receipt of profits by the aggressor country (Russia), because this profit is sent to the destruction of our independence. This is the only way we should approach this. We should not say that we are losing the jobs of Ukrainian workers. Yes, maybe we will lose the place of Ukrainian workers(russian federation give around 5-6 million ukrainians jobs). The state should engagethese people, it is his immediate duty to protect the independence of Ukraine - to deprive the country of the aggressor of financing. This is our main task, " Vinogrodsky said in russian language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnTn752INag
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VIDEO: Wisconsin Women Sets House On Fire, Killing 72-Year Old Man

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People (and I use that term here in the broadest sense…) stand around laughing and filming with their cellphones while watching this woman set a house on fire that has people inside, then after the house is a raging inferno, a few try and fail to save the guy inside.

But when the cops arrive and ask who murdered the guy by burning him alive, nobody seems to know (despite them all clearly knowing who the murderer is).

What in the ever living fuck is wrong with Blacks?…

Video of the arson and murder as it was going down at:
http://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/deadly-house-fire-on-milwaukees-north-side
Ben Jordan
Jun 17, 2017

Wisconsin women sets house on fire, killing 72-year old man
MPD still looking for known female suspect

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Fire Department said a 72-year-old man is dead after a house fire near 12th and Wright. Milwaukee police say the victim has been identified, Willie O. Greer.

Fire crews were called to the blaze around 7:45 p.m. Friday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office was called to the scene a short time later.

Several witnesses on scenesaw a woman set the fire through a first-floor window. Witnesses showed TMJ4 crew a Facebook live video which appears to show the woman grab a gas container, reach inside and set the blaze. The video shows witnesses rush to the front door of the home to help, but the smoke was too strong.

A Milwaukee Fire Battalion Chief said a firefighter injured his head while responding. The firefighter was taken to the hospital.

Milwaukee police continue to search for the known female suspect in this incident.

A firefighter was injured at the scene as welland was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
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Virginia police probe Muslim girl's killing as 'road rage' incident

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-crime-idUSKBN19A232

>A teenage Muslim girl killed by a bat-wielding motorist near a Virginia mosque was an apparent victim of "road rage" and her death is not being investigated as a hate crime, police said on Monday.

>Nabra Hassanen, 17, was attacked early on Sunday in Sterling, Virginia, about 30 miles (50 km) west of Washington, after attending late-night prayers for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when many Muslims fast from dawn until sunset.

>Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, has been arrested and charged with murder in the incident that began with a road dispute with a boy on a bicycle who was among a group of teenagers that included Hassanen, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Julie Parker said.

>"It appears that the suspect became so enraged over this traffic argument that it escalated into deadly violence," she told a news conference.

>Parker said there was no indication the attack near the All Dulles Area Muslim Society mosque was motivated by race or religion. Police said there was no sign that Martinez used racial slurs during the attack.
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Wind Blows Car Door Shut with Baby Inside. Mom Calls 911 for Help, is Ticketed for Child Abuse

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June 17, 2017

Wind Blows Car Door Shut with Baby Inside. Mom Calls 911 for Help, is Ticketed for Child Abuse

Omaha, Nebraska: A woman taking her niece out of the SUV on Tuesday afternoon was shocked when the wind blew the door shut with her keys and the child inside. The car locked. The aunt, the girl’s mom and two other relatives frantically tried to get the door open using a hanger and screwdriver, and when they couldn’t, they called 911. The cops arrived, broke the window, and got the child out, safe and sound.

Then they ticketed the mom on suspicion of child abuse by neglect.

As The Omaha World-Herald reports:

“Lt. Darci Tierney, a police spokeswoman, said the ticket was not an overreaction by the officer who responded to the 911 call.

“We make decisions in the moment with all the information we have available,’’ she said. “This can be a super dangerous situation. People die in these circumstances.”

That is not true. Children die when they are forgotten in cars, not when they are about to be taken out of cars, the wind slams the door shut, and the family immediately does everything humanly possible to get the door open quickly. That includes calling cops who turn out to be so clueless, cruel or crazy they treat the incident like child abuse.

The girl, just shy of 2, was in the car for about 15 minutes. It was a 93-degree day, and 97 degrees in the un-air-conditioned car. The girl appeared warm to the paramedic — um, of course she’d be warm — so she was taken to the local hospital. She was fine.

The wind, by the way, was gusting up to 40 miles an hour, something that must have been pretty obvious.

To add insult to non-injury, Lt. Tierney is also quoted as reminding people that in a situation like this one,“Don’t be afraid to call 911 for help.”

Yeah, and a defense lawyer.
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