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Today's Political News Compilation - Monday, July 15, 2024

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Federal judge dismisses Trump classified documents case over concerns with prosecutor’s appointment


WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal judge presiding over the classified documents case against former President Donald Trump in Florida dismissed the prosecution on Monday, siding with defense lawyers who said the special counsel who filed the charges was illegally appointed by the Justice Department.

The decision by U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, which can be appealed and may later be overturned by a higher court, brings at least for now a stunning and abrupt conclusion to a criminal case that at the time it was filed was widely regarded as the most perilous of all the legal threats the Republican former president confronted.

Though the case had long been stalled, and the prospect of a trial before the November election already was an unrealistic scenario, the judge’s order is a mammoth legal victory for Trump as he recovers from a weekend assassination attempt and prepares to accept the Republican nomination in Milwaukee this week. ... READ THE FULL STORY - AP



















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The RNC is happening in their hometown. Will it sway these Wisconsin voters?

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Four Wisconsin residents sat down with ABC News as the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday about the impact it will have on their state and on voters.
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Ruling keeps abortion question on ballot in South Dakota

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A judge's ruling keeps an abortion-rights question on the South Dakota ballot in November
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California is 1st state to ban school rules requiring parents get notified of child’s pronoun change

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law barring school districts from passing policies requiring schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification
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Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be restored by Wednesday

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The Houston area’s main utility company says it expects to have power restored to most residents by Wednesday
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NFL Hall of Famer says he was unjustly handcuffed and 'humiliated' on a flight

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Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Davis says he was “humiliated” after being unjustly handcuffed and removed from a United Airlines flight over the weekend
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Tuskegee syphilis study whistleblower Peter Buxtun has died at age 86

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The whistleblower who exposed the Tuskegee syphilis study that left hundreds of Black men untreated has died at age 86
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How GOP vice presidential nominee Sen. JD Vance went from Trump critic to loyal ally

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GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump announced in a social media post that he has selected JD Vance, a first-term senator from Ohio, as his vice presidential running mate. Ed O'Keefe and Major Garrett have more on how this former Trump critic beat out the other contenders and what he brings to the ticket.
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Biden administration reacts to Trump assassination attempt

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Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas called Saturday's shooting a security failure, though he insisted he still has confidence in Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle. As the Republican National Convention gets underway, the Biden team is moving cautiously to restart its own campaign advertising after pulling all ads this weekend as a sign of respect. Nancy Cordes has more.
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Trump officially chosen as GOP nominee after surviving assassination attempt

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Former President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans were all smiles in Milwaukee on Monday, a welcome change for them just days after Trump survived a harrowing assassination attempt in Pennsylvania. A boisterous roll call kicked off the RNC, cementing Trump as the party's nominee for a third straight time. Robert Costa reports.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Monday, July 15, 2024

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Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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Good Mood at RNC Despite Trump Rally Shooting Over the Weekend

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Hello from Milwaukee, where there is So. Much. News. Read on for the top developments and a look at how the sobriety of the weekend has given way to jubilation at the Republican National Convention. Plus, the calculus behind Trump’s pick for veep.

As the Republican National Convention opened in the extraordinary shadow of the attempted assassination of the nominee, aides with Trump’s campaign insisted that the former president’s near-death “changes nothing” about their plans or their focus here.

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27 Facts About J.D. Vance

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J.D. Vance, Donald J. Trump’s choice for vice president, has not lived an unexamined life. Here are 27 things to about know him, drawn from his best-selling 2016 memoir, “Hillbilly Elegy,” and the many other things he has said or written since.

1. His name was not always James David Vance. At birth, it was James Donald Bowman. It changed to James David Hamel after his mother remarried, and then it changed one more time.

2. He longed for a role model. His father left when he was 6. “It was the saddest I had ever felt,” he wrote in his memoir. “Of...
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J.D. Vance’s Opposition to U.S. Support for Ukraine: In His Own Words

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Donald J. Trump’s pick of Senator J.D. Vance, Republican of Ohio, to be his running mate on Monday, amplified doubts about continued U.S. support for Ukraine should the former president be returned to the White House next year.

Mr. Vance has been one of Congress’s most vocal opponents of U.S. aid for Ukraine, admonishing the Biden administration for its continued monetary and material support and leading an unsuccessful campaign in the Senate to block a $60 billion package.

A conservative, Mr. Vance has argued that American support of Ukraine in...
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Kamala Harris Is Ready to Debate J.D. Vance, Biden Campaign Says

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Vice President Kamala Harris called Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio to congratulate him on being selected as Donald J. Trump’s running mate and to express her hope that he would participate in a CBS News debate against her, according to two Biden campaign aides with knowledge of their conversation.

The offer from CBS is for a debate on Aug. 13 in Washington, D.C., according to one of the Biden aides, who were both granted anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. The Biden campaign had accepted CBS’s invitation in May.

“Vice President Harris is...
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Meets With Trump at the Republican Convention

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The independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with former President Donald J. Trump on Monday in Milwaukee, a remarkable encounter in the hours before Mr. Trump officially became the Republican nominee.

The Kennedy campaign confirmed the meeting after early reports of the encounter stirred speculation that Mr. Kennedy was planning to drop out of the race and possibly endorse Mr. Trump.

“Yes, Mr. Kennedy met with President Trump today to discuss national unity, and he hopes to meet with leaders of the Democratic Party as well,”...
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