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Trump Tower, one of largest users of Chicago River water, has never met EPA rules for protecting fish, records show

Monday  21:02,   18 june 2018
latimes

Fishing piers and floating gardens welcome anglers to the Chicago Riverwalk, but a few blocks upstream is a little-known threat to fish and other aquatic life in the city's steadily improving waterway: State records obtained by the[...]

Poll: Majority of Republicans back family separation policy

Monday  20:50,   18 june 2018
thehill

A majority of Republicans support the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents when they are caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, a Quinnipiac University poll found. Republican voters support[...]

Trump directs establishment of U.S. force to dominate space

Monday  20:37,   18 june 2018
reuters

President Donald Trump on Monday said he was clearing the way for the United States to exercise extra-terrestrial dominance by establishing a new, sixth branch of the military that he dubbed a "space force.""Our destiny beyond the Earth is [...]

Funerals Thursday for Kansas deputies killed in line of duty

Monday  20:26,   18 june 2018
msn

Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday following a joint funeral service. Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were fatally shot Friday. Authorities say they were killed by an inmate as they [...]

Jeb Bush: Trump should end 'heartless' policy separating migrant families

Monday  20:26,   18 june 2018
thehill

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Monday said President Trump should stop his administration's "heartless" zero-tolerance immigration policy, which has resulted in children being separated from their parents. Bush, who unsuccessfully [...]

Tariffs on $50 billion in goods? China can take the hit

Monday  20:11,   18 june 2018
nytimes

The trade measures President Trump is imposing will do little to hurt China’s growth, though they could add to Beijing’s problems down the road.SHANGHAI — Thanks to President Trump’s tariffs, Americans will soon be paying more for a wide variety of[...]

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

Monday  20:06,   18 june 2018
msn

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said Monday that he was diagnosed 3½ years ago with Parkinson's disease, but said he believes that treatment has stopped the progression of the disease and he has maintained his quality of life.The 74-year-old [...]

6 purchases you'll regret putting on your credit card

Monday  20:06,   18 june 2018
cnbc

You can pay for nearly anything with credit cards but here are six expenses to never put on plastic, according to Experian.Load[...]

As Nashville rapidly expands, residents worry the metropolis is growing too fast

Monday  20:05,   18 june 2018
online.wsj

Anxiety about rapid growth is widespread in Nashville, as a city known for country music and honky-tonks also becomes known for a skyline full of cranes and traffic congestion. Ms. Ervin blames all the new development for last year’s severe flooding [...]

Fujifilm sues Xerox for $1 billion over failed takeover bid

Monday  19:36,   18 june 2018
bloomberg

<p>Fujifilm Holdings has accused Xerox of caving to the whims of activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason in backing out of a $6.1 billion takeover deal.</p>Fujifilm sued Xerox Monday in Manhattan federal court over the failed takeover, [...]

Supreme Court won't hear case of death-row inmate who claimed jurors were homophobic

Monday  18:40,   18 june 2018
nbcnews

Defense lawyers said jurors knew that Charles Rhines was gay and thought "he shouldn't be able to spend his life with men in prison.""Charles Rhines is a gay man, and the jurors at his capital trial knew it," his lawyers said in urging [...]

Supreme Court Avoids an Answer on Partisan Gerrymandering

Monday  18:36,   18 june 2018
nytimes

The decisions were a setback for critics of partisan gerrymandering, who had hoped that the Supreme Court would decide the cases on their merits and rule in their favor.WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declined on Monday to decide two challenges to[...]

Get ready to sweat! People are warned to stay indoors and schools close early as extreme heat warnings are issued across the East Coast and Midwest - with New York getting its hottest day since 1929

Monday  18:26,   18 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

New York is predicted to hit highs of between 92 and 95 degrees today - although the 'Real Feel' temperatures wil be more like a sweltering 106. The last time the mercury hit 95 was in 1929.New York is predicted to hit highs between 91 and[...]

Three inmates escape from New Mexico jail aided by guard, police say

Monday  18:26,   18 june 2018
foxnews

New Mexico authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a county jail after being aided by a detention officer Friday morning in Clovis. County officials are still searching for Aaron Clark, 31, Victor Apodaca, 28, and Ricky Sena,[...]

Secret VA nursing home ratings hide poor quality care from the public

Monday  18:21,   18 june 2018
usatoday

VA nursing homes were worse than private facilities on key quality indicators last year, including rates of anti-psychotic drug prescription and residents’ deterioration, according to internal documents obtained by USA TODAY and The Boston Globe.[...]