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June 24, 2017 12:38 AM Sean Spicer banned TV cameras. Again. So we annotated his briefing. Again

White House press secretary Sean Spicer barred television cameras from a media briefing on Friday and prohibited live audio broadcasts, marking the third time this week that spokesmen for President Trump have imposed such restrictions. In keeping with a promise we made Monday, The Fix has annotated a transcript of the session, since it could not be seen on TV. We'll 17

June 23, 2017 10:36 PM The Latest: Weather service says Cindy winding down

The National Weather Service says a storm spreading across the Tennessee and Ohio valleys is winding down. The weather service said at 5 p.m. that Cindy has lost tropical characteristics but heavy rain potential is moving east across the Ohio Valley and into Pennsylvania with severe thunderstorms forming south of Cindy. The main threat will be moderate 11

June 23, 2017 9:22 PM Infosys Settles Visa Case With New York

Indian outsourcing giant to pay $1 million to settle visa violation claims Indian outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. agreed to pay $1 million to settle claims that it placed foreign workers in jobs in New York without obtaining proper visas or paying high enough wages or taxes for their work, the state’s attorney general said Friday. The Bangalore-based 12

June 23, 2017 8:43 PM California just added four more ‘discriminatory’ states to its travel ban

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed controversial legislation into law that allows child welfare providers — including faith-based adoption agencies — to refuse adoptions to hopeful parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs.” In response, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday that his state will prohibit its employees 10

June 23, 2017 8:10 PM US drops terror reward for Somali al-Shabab leader

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has quietly rescinded a reward of up to $5 million for information about a top member of the al-Qaida-allied extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia. The move comes amid reports in Somalia that Sheikh Mukhtar Robow may be in talks with the Somali government to leave al-Shabab. A U.S. official said Friday that Robow 12

June 23, 2017 7:56 PM Jury deadlocks in second trial of former University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose

A judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury deadlocked in the case of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a 2015 traffic stop, the latest in a series of high-profile law enforcement shootings that spurred charges but not convictions. The mistrial was the third time in a week that jurors 18

June 23, 2017 7:07 PM The Senate is investigating whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered in the Clinton email investigation

Several members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have opened a bipartisan inquiry into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered in the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. The senators — Republicans Lindsay Graham and Chuck Grassley and Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Sheldon Whitehouse — were prompted 9

June 23, 2017 5:35 PM White House correspondents’ group pushes Trump aides for more televised press briefings

The president of the group representing the White House press corps said Friday that journalists are “not satisfied” with a move by the Trump White House to scale back on the frequency of televised press briefings. White House Correspondents Association President Jeff Mason met Thursday with White House press secretary Sean Spicer and deputy press secretary 17

June 23, 2017 3:23 PM Texas official who imposed $4B bond facing fresh scrutiny

KILLEEN, Texas – A Central Texas court official who imposed a whopping $4 billion bond on a murder suspect is drawing fresh scrutiny after she declined to recuse herself and oversaw a court hearing involving her son. Bell County Attorney Jim Nichols tells the Temple Daily Telegram that Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown may have violated ethics rules 12

June 23, 2017 1:07 PM Trump says ‘we’ll have to see’ if Mueller should step down from Russia probe

President Trump laid out his belief that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is biased in the expanding Russia investigation and suggested in an interview broadcast Friday morning that he may eventually need to step down. Asked by Fox News Channel whether Mueller should "recuse himself from the investigation," Trump said three times "we'll have to see," and argued 17