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D.C.-area forecast: Slow to see the sun today; warm and dry for the Fourth of July

D.C.-area forecast: Slow to see the sun today; warm and dry for the Fourth of July

Placeholder while article actions load A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. 7/10: Morning clouds are slow to exit, but it should be a nice afternoon with increasing sunshine, decreasing humidity and highs in the mid-80s to near 90. Today: Morning clouds, p.m. sun, decreasing humidity. Highs: …

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Texas Supreme Court blocks order that allowed abortions to resume

Texas Supreme Court blocks order that allowed abortions to resume

Placeholder while article actions load Legal wrangling over abortions in Texas took a further twist late Friday, after the state Supreme Court blocked a lower court order issued just days earlier that had temporarily allowed the procedures to resume. The Texas Supreme Court in Austin granted an “emergency motion for temporary relief” that was filed …

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Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider what would be a radical change in the way federal elections are conducted, giving state legislatures sole authority to set the rules for contests even if their actions violated state constitutions and resulted in extreme partisan gerrymandering for congressional seats. The …

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Amtrak train derails: NTSB investigators arrive at derailment in Missouri that killed 4 and injured 150

Amtrak train derails: NTSB investigators arrive at derailment in Missouri that killed 4 and injured 150

The derailment occurred as the train, traveling eastbound to Chicago, collided with a dump truck at a crossing near the town of Mendon in north-central Missouri at about 12:42 p.m. Monday, according to Amtrak. Eight of the train’s cars and two locomotives left the track, the company said. The death toll rose from three to …

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Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Gunman kills two, injures 21 Revellers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade cancelled after tragedy Terrorism threat assessment raised to highest level Pride rainbow ‘coloured black’, government minister says OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as …

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U.S. swimmer Anita Alvarez rescued by coach Andrea Fuentes at world championships

U.S. swimmer Anita Alvarez rescued by coach Andrea Fuentes at world championships

Placeholder while article actions load Two-time Olympics swimmer Anita Alvarez fainted and sank to the bottom of the pool during Wednesday’s World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. Her coach on Team USA, Andrea Fuentes, dived in to save her, scooping her limp body up and rushing her back to the water’s surface. A series of photographs …

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