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NASA News: NASA Administrator Statement on Space Policy Directive-3



WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Monday’s signing of Space Policy Directive-3 by President Donald Trump:

“NASA strongly supports the White House’s continued bold direction in forging a sustainable and focused space policy that strengthens American leadership.  It was my honor today to represent the agency at the National Space Council, where the President announced Space Policy Directive-3 – which will guide critical and much-needed progress for space traffic management.

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San Francisco News: Former IRS-CI Special Agent, Alena Aleykina Convicted Of Filing False Tax Returns, Theft Of Government Money And Obstruction Of Justice



SAN FRANCISCO – Alena Aleykina, former special agent for the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) Division, was convicted on June 15 after a jury in Sacramento, Calif., found her guilty of filing false tax returns, obstruction of justice, and stealing government money, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Alex G. Tse and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.  The verdict followed a two-week trial in the district court in the Eastern District of California before the Honorable John A.

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WEST VIRGINIA News: Jefferson County man, Plauche sentenced for firearms charge



MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Adam Joseph Plauche, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for selling a stolen firearm, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Plauche, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Possession and Sale of Stolen Firearm” in March 2018.  Plauche admitted to having a stolen firearm and shipping it across state lines in September 2015 in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Virginia News: NEWPORT, Karvia Cross, Woman Guilty of Fraud Using Stolen Info from OPM Data Breach



NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Maryland woman pleaded guilty today to participating in a scheme to use the stolen identification information of victims of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach to obtain fraudulent personal and vehicle loans through Langley Federal Credit Union (LFCU).

According to court documents, Karvia Cross, 39, of Bowie, participated in and recruited others to engage in a fraudulent identity-theft scheme targeting LFCU. In 2015 and 2016, LFCU received numerous online membership and consumer loan applications in the names of stolen identities that were victims of the OPM data breach.

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Pennsylvania News: McKees Rocks Man, Devon Johnsona Sentenced to Two More Years in Prison for Escaping from Renewal Center



PITTSBURGH, PA. – A resident of McKees Rocks, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months’ imprisonment on his conviction of escape from custody, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence on Devon Johnson, age 29.

According to information presented to the court, on August 31, 2016, the defendant escaped from the Renewal, Inc. Residential Reentry Center, where he had been confined pursuant to a judgment and commitment order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia..

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Pennsylvania News: Ohio Man, Nathaniel Lee Sentenced for Role in a Conspiracy to Distribute Counterfeit $100 Bills



PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Columbus, Ohio, has been sentenced in federal court to time served, approximately eight months incarceration, and three years supervised release on his conviction of conspiracy to utter and pass counterfeit Federal Reserve notes, and for possession of counterfeit Federal Reserve notes, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Nathaniel Lee, age 35, of Columbus, Ohio.

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U.S. Department of State News: Statement Regarding Terrorist Attack in Nigeria



WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State has released the following statement:

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack on Saturday night in Damboa, Nigeria.  This violent attack – aimed at civilians celebrating with their families and communities during the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – is a reminder of the depravity of those who commit such attacks against innocent people. 

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NEW YORK | Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas



NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community.
U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy McFarland was a “serious risk of flight” after his re-arrest last week on new charges alleging that he tried to cheat some of the victims of his botched 2017 Fyre Festival on the Bahamian island of Exuma by trying to sell them bogus tickets to music, fashion and sporting events.

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BRONNITSY, Russia | Argentina coach plans major changes to team at World Cup



BRONNITSY, Russia (AP) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli is planning major changes to his team for the South Americans’ next World Cup match.

In the team’s first training session since a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland, Sampaoli tried a different tactical approach Monday, with an eye toward the clash against Croatia on Thursday.

He tested a system with three central defenders: Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico. Mercado was replacing Marcos Rojo, who put in a poor performance against Iceland in a line of four defenders.

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SYDNEY | World Cup telecasts experiencing quality issues Down Under



SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian telecommunications company with streaming rights to the World Cup has allowed the free-to-air SBS network to televise matches for 48 hours while it attempts to resolve a series of disruptions that have plagued the service.

Optus Sport bought broadcast rights for most World Cup games from SBS, although all Australian matches and the World Cup final remain on SBS.

The technical issues include poor-quality match footage or no vision at all, prompting complaints from those who paid to subscribe to the service.

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Arkansas News: Fort Smith, Jake C. Files, Former Arkansas State Senator Sentenced To 18 Months In Federal Prison For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, And Bank Fraud



Fort Smith, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced today that Jake C. Files, age 46, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Files was also ordered to pay $83,903.77 in restitution, on one count each of Wire Fraud, Money Laundering and Bank Fraud. Files was ordered to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service to begin serving his sentence on Aug.

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BUCHAREST, Romania | Romania: Criminal justice revisions worsen graft worries



BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian lawmakers approved revised criminal justice statutes Monday that critics called a setback for prosecuting corruption, votes that took place hours after an American diplomat urged Romania to keep fighting official corruption to prevent “hostile powers” from undermining the country.

Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell said during a visit to Bucharest that the United States “applauds and encourages” the work of Romania’s anti-corruption prosecutors “because this is how you remove vulnerabilities that hostile powers would use to undermine” a nation.

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U.S. Department of State News: Assistant Secretary Dr. Christopher A. Ford To Visit Seoul and Tokyo



WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement:

Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Dr. Christopher A. Ford will lead a United States delegation to Seoul and Tokyo, June 18 to 20, to convey the Administration’s Iran policy, including with regard to the re-imposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran.

The United States is working with nations around the world to create a new global effort to counter Iran’s nuclear and proliferation threats, as well as its support for terrorism, militancy, and continued development and testing of ballistic missiles.

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New York News: Long Island Man, Richard Jacobellis Pleads Guilty to Distributing Heroin That Caused Death of A College Student



Defendant Sold Heroin that Killed One Victim and Caused Serious Injury to Another
Central Islip, N.Y – Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Central Islip, Richard Jacobellis pleaded guilty to distributing heroin, further admitting that he distributed heroin that resulted in the death of 20-year-old Nicholas Weber in 2016 and serious bodily injury to Frances Theiling in 2015. As part of his guilty plea, Jacobellis agreed to a specific sentence of 192 months’ imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, subject to the Court’s approval.

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VIRGINIA News: North Carolina Man, Grandy Nester Sentenced to 295 Months on Gun and Drug Conspiracy Charges



Multi-jurisdictional Investigation Dismantled Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization
Abingdon, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen announced today that Grandy Nester, 33, of Pilot Mountain, N.C., was sentenced last week in the United States District Court in Abingdon as a result of Operation Rolling Thunder, an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and local law enforcement in Virginia and North Carolina.

The collaborative law enforcement effort has resulted in twenty-two defendants entering guilty pleas related to the distribution of methamphetamine and firearms possession in Southwest Virginia and North Carolina. 

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Department of State News: Statement Regarding the Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish



WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State issued the following statement today:

We condemn the Iranian government’s execution of Mohammad Salas, a member of the long-persecuted Iranian Gonabadi Sufi Dervish community.  According to reports, Mr. Salas was hanged this morning at Rajai Shahr Prison, the notorious jail recently designated by the Department of Treasury in connection with serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran.

At least 300 Sufis demanding the release of one of their fellow faith members were unjustly arrested and remain behind bars following a clash with Iranian security forces in February. 

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MCALLEN, Texas | Politicians visit border amid outrage on family separation



MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Politicians and advocates flocked to the Mexican border to visit U.S. immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the Trump administration amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

A group of congressional lawmakers on Sunday visited an old warehouse in South Texas where hundreds of children are being held in cages created by metal fencing. One cage held 20 youngsters.

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NEW YORK | US stocks recover from sharp early drop and finish mixed



NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks shrugged off early losses and wound up with a mixed finish Monday. Household goods companies took some of the worst losses as the S&P 500 index fell for the third time in four days.

The S&P 500 dropped as much as 22 points early on. Consumer products and packaged foods companies stumbled and drug makers and distributors fell, as did health insurers. That came after indexes in Europe and Asia fell.

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Iowa News: Iowa City, Jeffrey Simmermaker, Second Federal Conviction for Drug Trafficking Leads to 10 Years in Federal Prison



Iowa City Man Selling Meth, PCP, and Synthetic Drugs
Iowa City, Iowa – A man who sold “ice” methamphetamine, PCP, and synthetic drugs was sentenced on June 12, 2018, to ten years in federal prison.

Jeffrey Simmermaker, age 46, from Iowa City, Iowa, received the prison term after a December 20, 2017 guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.  Evidence at the sentencing hearing established that Simmermaker was selling methamphetamine, PCP, and synthetic drugs in Tipton, Iowa. 

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Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom



New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas.

Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making Pennsylvania the nation’s No. 2 gas-producing state after Texas. Residents who live near the gas wells, along with environmental groups and some scientists, have long worried about air and water pollution.

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Connecticut News: Meriden, DIGBY KERR, Owner of Meriden Transportation Broker Firm Sentenced to Prison for $600,000 Fraud Scheme



Meriden, Ct – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DIGBY KERR, 50, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding four manufacturing companies of more than $600,000.

According to court documents and statements made in court, KERR owned and operated Transportation Cost Management, LLC (“TCM”), which was in the business of brokering shipping contracts between manufacturers and trucking companies. 

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Massachusetts News: Westminster Woman, Theresa Kenda Benedict Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits



BOSTON,Ms – A Westminster woman was arrested today in connection with stealing Social Security benefits.

Theresa Kenda Benedict, 55, was indicted on one count of theft of public funds and four counts of making false statements.  She is scheduled to appear in federal court in Worcester before U.S. District Court Chief Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy at 2:00 PM.

According to the indictment that was unsealed today, Benedict served as the representative payee for an individual who was receiving Social Security benefits. 

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VOLGOGRAD, Russia | Late header from Kane gives England 2-1 win over Tunisia



VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Twice wrestled to the ground during the match, England captain Harry Kane finally evaded the Tunisian defense just as time was running out.

Kane found an open area of space at the far post and used his head to meet Harry Maguire’s flick-on, scoring the winning goal Monday in a 2-1 victory at the World Cup.

It was relief for Kane and Gareth Southgate, who leapt into the air in delight as his World Cup debut as a coach got off to a winning start.

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MOSCOW | Mane vs Lewandowski: star power for Senegal, Poland



MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski starred for their clubs. Now they’ll have a chance to come through for their countries when they meet in the World Cup on Tuesday night.

Some players win titles for both, such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Others struggle to lead their national teams to the top, such as Lionel Messi.
“Sadio has something absolutely unique, because he’s unpredictable,” Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said Monday through an interpreter.

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Connecticut News: Springfield Man, ARGENYS RODRIGUEZ Admits Role in ATM “Jackpotting” Scheme



Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARGENYS RODRIGUEZ, 22, of Springfield, Massachusetts, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud stemming from an ATM “jackpotting” scheme.

According to court documents and statements made in court, law enforcement agencies and ATM manufacturers have been investigating malware attacks on ATM machines in Connecticut and elsewhere.

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WASHINGTON | Director: FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report



WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray told lawmakers at a congressional hearing Monday at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself from his predecessor.

Wray said the FBI accepted the findings of the Justice Department inspector general report and has begun making changes, including about how the bureau handles especially sensitive investigations.

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Iowa News: Cedar Rapids Man, Daniel Wayne Melsha Sentenced to Over 17 Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine Near School



Used Guns to Facilitate His Drug Sales
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – A Cedar Rapids man who sold methamphetamine from his home near Wilson Middle School was sentenced on June 12, 2018, to more than 17 years in federal prison.

Daniel Wayne Melsha, age 26, from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, received the prison term after a February 22, 2018 guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine within 1,000 of a school and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

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Washington News: Maryland Man, Antonio Cooper Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Role in Scheme That Used Stolen Identities to Fraudulently Seek Tax Refunds



Wide-Ranging Operation Filed Over 12,000 Fraudulent Tax Returns Seeking More Than $42 Million
WASHINGTON – A Maryland man was sentenced today to seven years in prison for his involvement in a scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in income tax refunds.

The announcement was made by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division; U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu for the District of Columbia; Acting Special Agent in Charge Kelly R.

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NEW YORK | Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman



NEW YORK (AP) — The family and attorneys of an Ecuadorean pizza shop worker who was arrested while trying to make a delivery submitted a formal request to immigration officials Monday demanding his immediate release.

Attorneys from the Legal Aid Society, accompanied by Pablo Villavicencio’s wife and two small daughters, said at a news conference that they filed the petition Monday.

The request argues that Villavicencio’s detention causes significant emotional and financial hardship to his U.S.

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New York News: Syracuse Man, Charlie P. Conant Arrested, Charged With Attempting To Have Sex With A Minor



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ROCHESTER, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced that Charlie P. Conant, 27, of Syracuse, NY, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with online enticement of a minor. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, and a maximum of life.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle P. Rossi, who is handling the case, stated that according to the complaint, on February 27, 2018, an undercover New York State Police Investigator (UC) discovered a personal ad on a Syracuse, NY, website that appeared to be targeting minors for sex.

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Bahr, last living member of team that upset England, is dead



When Walter Bahr walked off the field in Brazil after the famous United States victory over England at the 1950 World Cup, he didn’t expect to become a soccer celebrity.

Known for many years as the father of two NFL placekickers, Bahr regained prominence in his own right when the Americans returned to soccer’s showcase in 1990 after a 40-year-absence.

The last living player from that 1950 team, Bahr died Monday in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, at age 91, according to granddaughter Lindsey D.

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MINNESOTA | DNR considering changes to Lake of the Woods walleye and sauger regulations



MINNESOTA– Angling regulations on Lake of the Woods and the Rainy River in northern Minnesota would change under a proposal being considered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to reduce the number of walleye and sauger allowed to be kept in the winter on the lake, and on the river allowing only catch-and-release fishing for those fish in the spring.

“We recently went through a public process of updating the Lake of the Woods Fisheries Management Plan and identified several potential areas of concern with regard to current levels of harvest,” said Phil Talmage, Baudette fisheries supervisor. 

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Tennessee News: KNOXVILLE, U.S. Attorney’s Office for Eastern District Of Tennessee Supports World Elder Abuse Awareness Day



KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Each year, June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. On this day, our nation joins the world in voicing our opposition to elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation.

As part of the Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act, which the president signed into law last October, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed a career prosecutor as the Department’s Elder Justice Coordinator to support and coordinate the Department’s many elder justice efforts. 

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Louisiana News: New Orleans, Local Resident, VINCENTIA ROQUES Charged with Access Device Fraud



New Orleans, La – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that VINCENTIA ROQUES (“ROQUES”), age 40, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was charged Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in a Bill of Information with Access Device Fraud.

According to documents filed in federal court, ROQUES worked part-time as a bookkeeper and office manager for several businesses located within the Eastern District of Louisiana. As the bookkeeper, ROQUES gained access to passwords and account numbers related to accessing bank accounts associated with each business.

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Inside Real Estate Soars 149% Over Previous Year



“With the continued torrid pace of growth at Inside Real Estate,” says Ned Stringham, Chief Executive Officer, “we have bolstered our leadership ranks with some industry veterans and significantly expanded our management capability to support the growth ahead.” Inside Real Estate launched kvCORE Platform  late last year and the company has been working tirelessly to keep up with the demand and ensure successful onboarding.

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Trotz resigns as coach of Stanley Cup-winning Capitals



Veteran coach Barry Trotz is leaving the Washington Capitals less than two weeks after leading them to the Stanley Cup.

Trotz informed the team of his decision Monday, 11 days after Washington won the championship in five games over the Vegas Golden Knights. It was the first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

“After careful consideration and consultation with my family, I am officially announcing my resignation,” Trotz said. “When I came to Washington four years ago we had one goal in mind and that was to bring the Stanley Cup to the nation’s capital.

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New York News: BUFFALO, Deputy Attorney General Recognizes Two Assistant United States Attorneys With Director’s Awards



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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Assistant United States Attorneys Melissa M. Marangola and Joel L. Violanti of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York were two of 162 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Director James Crowell, IV, at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony in Washington D.C.

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LAS VEGAS | Trump to visit swing state Nevada to stump for Sen. Heller



LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump will headline the Nevada Republican Party’s convention on Saturday and also appear at a fundraiser with Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, officials confirmed Monday.

Heller is considered the most vulnerable Republican senator seeking re-election this year because he’s the only one running in a state that Democrat Hillary Clinton won in 2016. Democrats face long odds to take control of the U.S. Senate in the November midterm election, but to do so, they would almost certainly have to flip Heller’s seat.

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Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Former Stockbroker, Adam Hand Sentenced for Microcap Stock Manipulation Scheme



BOSTON,Ma – A former California stockbroker was sentenced in federal court in Boston in connection with his role in a scheme to manipulate the stock of a publicly traded microcap company.

Adam Hand, 53, of Newport Beach, Calif., was senteneced by U.S. District Court Judge William G. Young to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. In July 2016, Hand pleaded guilty to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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WASHINGTON News: 11 Assistant United States Attorneys and Two Federal Agent Partners Recognized by Deputy Attorney General at Department of Justice Director’s Awards Ceremony



WASHINGTON – Eleven Assistant United States Attorneys from the Eastern District of New York and two federal agent partners were among those recognized by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director James Crowell, IV, of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA), at the 34th Director’s Awards Ceremony, which was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.

In his prepared remarks, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein told the awardees, “honorees earned the esteem of their colleagues.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Russian lawmaker wants to ban ‘mockery’ of soccer team



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A legislator in Russia says he wants to ban “mockery” of the country’s national soccer team because the players are “fighting for the honor of our country.”

Vitaly Milonov told The Associated Press on Monday that soccer players and their coach should be considered like “our diplomats, our army,” especially during the World Cup that Russia is currently hosting. He said that “this is not just about football.

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LONDON | Geraldine McCaughrean wins Carnegie children’s book prize



LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean has won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children’s literature for “Where the World Ends.”

McCaughrean was named the winner Monday for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children’s librarians, in 1988.

In her acceptance speech, McCaughrean criticized publishers for vetoing complex language in children’s books, saying “we master words by meeting them, not by avoiding them.”

The Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration went to Canada’s Sydney Smith for illustrating “Town is by the Sea,” a tale of childhood in a Nova Scotia coal-mining community.

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DETROIT | Pompeo says China is engaging in ‘predatory economics 101’



DETROIT (AP) — China is engaging in “predatory economics 101” and an “unprecedented level of larceny” of intellectual property, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a business audience Monday.

Pompeo made the remarks at the Detroit Economic Club as global markets reacted to trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Both nations started putting trade tariffs in motion that are set to take effect July 6.

He said China’s recent claims of “openness and globalization” are “a joke.” He added that China is a “predatory economic government” that is “long overdue in being tackled,” matters that include IP theft and Chinese steel and aluminum flooding the U.S.

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ATHENS, Greece | Greek far-right lawmaker arrested on treason-linked charges



ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek anti-terrorism police arrested an extreme far-right lawmaker on treason-linked criminal charges Monday, more than two days after he evaded arrest by speeding past a series of police highway checkpoints.

Constantinos Barbaroussis was charged in Athens with committing preparatory acts for high treason over his exhortations last week for the armed forces to arrest Greece’s leadership. In urging the action,

Barbaroussis said it would hinder the prime minister’s deal to end a longstanding dispute over neighboring Macedonia’s name.

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NEW YORK | US stocks are mixed; energy firms rise and health care falls



NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Monday afternoon as the week on Wall Street gets off to an indecisive start. Household goods makers and health care companies are slumping while energy companies are rising with oil prices, and technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are making small gains.

Indexes in Europe and Asia are lower, and Volkswagen is down after German authorities detained the CEO of its Audi division as part of an investigation into the manipulation of emissions controls.

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Oklahoma News: Tulsa Man, Robert Chebon Johnson Sentenced To 46 Months in Prison for Robbery



Tulsa,Oa – Chief District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Robert Chebon Johnson, 46, of Tulsa to 46 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for Robbery. Johnson must also pay restitution in the amount of $15,991.00.

On May 31, 2017, Johnson and another individual covered their faces and robbed Cash America Pawn at 11th and Memorial with a hammer. Johnson and the other individual stole jewelry, laptop computers and various firearms.

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SANAA, Yemen | UN says over 25,000 people fled Yemen fighting at Hodeida



SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. spokesman said on Monday that tens of thousands of residents have fled the fighting along Yemen’s western coastline where Yemeni fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition are engaged in fierce battles with Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General, told reporters on Monday that about 5,200 families, or around 26,000 people, have fled the fighting and sought safety within their own districts or in other areas in Hodeida governorate.

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West Virginia News: CHARLESTON, Terrell Ledez Redd, Project Huntington, Operation Saigon Sunset Nets Additional Federal Arrest



ARREST MADE IN DETROIT OF CO-CONSPIRATOR IN LARGE MULTI-STATE HEROIN AND FENTANYL DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement on Friday’s arrest of Terrell Ledez Redd in Detroit:

“On Friday, June 15, 2018, Terrell Ledez Redd, a major target in the Peterson Drug Trafficking Organization (DTO), was arrested in Detroit. Redd was one of 15 defendants charged in a federal indictment as co-conspirators in the Peterson DTO, a large, multi-state heroin and fentanyl distribution network.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | US serial sperm donor banned from donating in Israel



ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after its fans used an anti-gay slur during the team’s 1-0 win over Germany.

Some Mexican supporters chanted the slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer prepared to take a goal kick in the 24th minute of Sunday’s game at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Fans in Mexico use the chant to insult opposing goalkeepers as they take a goal kick.

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Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states



A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census.

In most places, the state legislature and governor are responsible for redistricting U.S. House and state legislative seats. More than a dozen states primarily use boards or commissions to redraw state legislative districts, and about a half-dozen do so for congressional districts.

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