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Virginia voters pick party nominees

Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year (New Jersey is the other), and the swing-state contest is likely to draw intense national scrutiny for signs of how voters are reacting to Trump's first year in office. Already in states like Ohio, Michigan, and SC (states that Trump won) Republican gubernatorial prospects are aligning themselves with the president in hopes of winning his voters, if not his endorsement.



World's Ugliest Dog crowned

Martha was named the victor of the contest. FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, first place victor SweePee Rambo, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested Chihuahua, is cradled by her owner Jason Wurtz of Encino after the World's Ugliest Dog Contest at.



DNC Rejected Help from Homeland Security After Russia Hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says the Russian government at President Vladimir Putin 's direction clearly conducted cyberattacks on the United States to influence the presidential election, but the assault did not change ballots, the final count or the reporting of election results.



North Korea denies torturing United States detainee Otto Warmbier

After returning from a five-day trip to North Korea on June 17, former National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman suggested on Friday that his visit may have had something to do with Pyonyang's decision to send the student home. Sen. Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster. US President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace". Otto died because of severe brain damage.


White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

White House: Trump to sign VA accountability bill on Friday

VA Secretary David Shulkin complained in recent months of being unable to fire one manager with repeated DUI's and another who was caught watching pornography on his tablet during a patient counseling session. The law also shortens the review period for new hires and offers protections to employees who complain about wrongdoing within the agency. In his speech, President Trump stated that this act has already enabled veterans to receive nearly double the number of approvals to see the ...