'Hillbilly Elegy': JD Vance's rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir
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by HILLEL ITALIE, Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — At the heart of J.D. Vance's journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in graduate school, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance's bestseller about his roots in rural Kentucky and blue-collar Ohio made him a national celebrity soon after its publication in the summer of 2016, and became a cultural talking point after Donald Trump's stunning victory that November. The Ohio Republican has since been elected to the U.S. Senate and, as of Monday, chosen as Trump's running mate in the former president's quest for a return to the White House. I ..read more
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Congress dives into widespread probes into attempted Trump assassination
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by Emily Brooks, The Hill
1h ago
Congressional investigations into the attempted assassination of former President Trump are moving swiftly across six committees in two chambers, with several groups of lawmakers receiving private briefings Monday and a public hearing coming next week. The House Oversight Committee on Monday announced that Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle will appear at a hearing on Monday, July 22. Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) had sent a request over the weekend for her to testify. “The United States Secret Service has a no-fail mission, yet it failed on Saturday when a madman attempted to assa ..read more
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Texas governor criticizes Houston energy as utility says power will be restored by Wednesday
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by JIM VERTUNO and NADIA LATHAN, Associated Press
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AUSTIN, Texs (AP) — The majority of Houston outages that followed Hurricane Beryl should be fixed within the next two days, the city’s main utility company said Monday as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott threatened to punish CenterPoint Energy even after the lights come back. The Texas Public Utility Commission, the state's regulatory agency, announced Monday it had launched an investigation Abbott demanded into CenterPoint's storm preparation and response as hundreds of thousands of residents sweltered without power for more than a week after the storm. The governor has given the utility until the end ..read more
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New California law bans rules requiring schools to notify parents of child’s pronoun change
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by Associated Press
1h ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law barring school districts from passing policies that require schools to notify parents if their child asks to change their gender identification. The law bans rules requiring school staff to disclose a student’s gender identity or sexual orientation to any other person without the child’s permission. Proponents of the legislation say it will help protect LGBTQ+ students who live in unwelcoming households. But opponents say it will hinder schools’ ability to be more transparent with parents. The law comes amid a nationwide d ..read more
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5 takeaways from Trump’s document case dismissal
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by Zach Schonfeld, The Hill
1h ago
Former President Trump on Monday received one of his biggest wins yet in fighting his criminal charges when a judge tossed his classified documents indictment. By ruling that special counsel Jack Smith was unlawfully appointed, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision sets aside Trump’s 40 criminal charges that accuse him of mishandling classified documents and obstructing the government’s efforts to retrieve them from Mar-a-Lago. Here are five takeaways from Trump's major win: First of Trump’s indictments dismissed Monday’s ruling is the first time a judge has dismissed one of Trump’s cr ..read more
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Signs of trouble at Trump rally were evident in minutes before gunman opened fire
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by MARK SCOLFORO, ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press
3h ago
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — Signs of trouble were evident in the minutes before shots rang out at Donald Trump’s rally in Pennsylvania: Police had a report of a suspicious man pacing near the magnetometers and were apparently exchanging photos of the suspect. Witnesses pointed and shouted at an armed man on a nearby roof. When a police officer climbed up to the roof to investigate, the gunman turned and pointed his rifle at him. But the officer did not — or could not — fire a single shot. A sniper cut down 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Crooks within seconds of him firing an AR-style rifle toward the forme ..read more
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Perseid meteor shower begins: Here's the best time to watch it
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by Steph Whiteside
3h ago
(NewsNation) — If you're hoping to see a shooting star this summer, keep an eye on the Perseid meteor shower, which is set to peak in early August. The meteor shower began on July 14 and continues through Sep. 1, but the peak is forecast to be around Aug. 11 and 12, giving stargazers many chances to see the shower. This year, the peak will coincide with a first quarter moon, which sets around midnight, making 2024 a good year to view the Perseids with a dark sky. The Perseids are capable of producing 50 to 100 meteors per hour for a single observer. The falling meteors often leave wakes of lig ..read more
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What happens to JD Vance's Ohio Senate seat if he becomes VP?
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by Nick Robertson, The Hill
4h ago
Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) will be former President Trump’s vice presidential nominee, Trump announced Monday at the outset of the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee. The first-term senator has been one of Trump’s most vocal supporters in recent months, and was strongly backed by Donald Trump Jr. as the former president’s best pick to be second in command.  A promotion to the White House after a potential November election victory would now leave Ohio without one of its senators. Here’s what happens if Vance is elected vice president: Interim senator If Vance is elected to higher off ..read more
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Boston lawyer once named 'most eligible bachelor' is sentenced to 5-10 years for raping 21-year-old
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by Associated Press
4h ago
BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston lawyer and prosecutor who was once named one of People magazine’s most eligible bachelors was sentenced Monday to between five and 10 years in state prison for rape. Gary Zerola, 52, was found guilty last month after a jury deliberated for five hours and has been incarcerated since then. He was acquitted of a greater charge of aggravated rape and burglary. Prosecutors said that Zerola, in January 2021, paid more than $2,000 for a night of drinking with a woman he was dating and her 21-year-old friend who'd just graduated from college. The friend became intoxicated ..read more
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Trump picks JD Vance for VP
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by Brett Samuels, The Hill
4h ago
Former President Trump has chosen Sen. JD Vance as his running mate for the 2024 election, tapping the first-term Ohio senator and America First firebrand to join the Republican ticket. "After lengthy deliberation and thought, and considering the tremendous talents of many others, I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio," Trump wrote on Truth Social. Trump cited Vance's resume, including his service in the Marines, his degree from Yale Law School and his best-selling memoir, "Hillb ..read more
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