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Joint Base Andrews on lockdown, reports of an active shooter (False Alarm)

Source: CBS News

@CBSNews: JUST IN: Joint Base Andrews on lockdown, reports of an active shooter https://t.co/pCwAiyNWyh/s/8YHd https://t.co/gl41gp9BeX/s/aXWM

UPDATE: @CBSNews: BREAKING: Sources confirm no active shooter at #JointBaseAndrews, situation is "all clear" https://t.co/4Bas6FcOiJ/s/TmsD https://t.co/Ui2PlSgxfy/s/ktAw

@BreakingNews: Incident at Andrews AFB triggered after someone saw personnel carrying long guns during drill, senior law enforcement says - NBC News

@BreakingNews: More: No barricade situation, no shots fired at Andrews Air Base, senior law enforcement officials say - NBC News https://t.co/DX3ZbektFF/s/C0Bm

Read more: https://t.co/gl41gp9BeX/s/aXWM

Breaking: Judge Rules Mississippi Clerks Cannot Cite Religious Beliefs to Refuse Marriage Licenses

Source: Associated Press

@BreakingNews: Judge rules Mississippi clerks cannot cite religious beliefs to refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples - AP https://t.co/B280KKuyyO/s/tGr2

Judge Rules MS Clerks Cannot Cite Religion To Abstain From Issuing Marriage Licenses

JUNE 27, 2016

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling on Monday blocks the state from enforcing part of a religious objections bill that was supposed to become law Friday.

Reeves is extending his previous order that overturned Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage. He says circuit clerks are required to provide equal treatment for all couples, gay or straight.

Mississippi's religious objections measure, House Bill 1523 , was filed in response to last summer's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/judge-mississippi-gay-marriage-clerks

'People Are Really, Really Hoping This Theory About David Cameron and Brexit is True'


People are really, really hoping this theory about David Cameron and Brexit is true

David Cameron’s decision to resign before enacting Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty...

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While panic ensues, one person’s musings in the comments section of the Guardian has an interesting hypothesis on these complications:

If Boris Johnson looked downbeat yesterday, that is because he realises that he has lost.

Perhaps many Brexiters do not realise it yet, but they have actually lost, and it is all down to one man: David Cameron.

With one fell swoop yesterday at 9:15 am, Cameron effectively annulled the referendum result, and simultaneously destroyed the political careers of Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and leading Brexiters who cost him so much anguish, not to mention his premiership.


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The referendum result is not binding. It is advisory. Parliament is not bound to commit itself in that same direction.

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If he runs for leadership of the party, and then fails to follow through on triggering Article 50, then he is finished. If he does not run and effectively abandons the field, then he is finished. If he runs, wins and pulls the UK out of the EU, then it will all be over - Scotland will break away, there will be upheaval in Ireland, a recession ... broken trade agreements. Then he is also finished. Boris Johnson knows all of this. When he acts like the dumb blond it is just that: an act.


BREXIT Result Updates: It's close so far...


BREAKING: Paul Ryan Calling In Senate Police To Forcibly Remove Democrats At Sit-In (DETAILS)


3 people arrested w/ multiple loaded guns, rifles, bullet-proof vests at Holland Tunnel NJ

Source: Reuters

@Reuters: BREAKING: Three people arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles, bullet-proof vests at Holland Tunnel in New Jersey: NBC


Will update.

Read more: Link to source


DAILYKOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/20/1539783/-Cartoon-Gun-talk

Donald Trump's Campaign Parts Ways with Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Source: New York Times

@BreakingNews: Donald Trump's campaign parts ways with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, spokeswoman says in statement - NY Times https://t.co/8JIrOryNgr/s/zKj_

Donald Trump Parts Ways With Corey Lewandowski, His Campaign Manager

JUNE 20, 2016

Donald J. Trump is parting ways with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a move that comes as the presumptive Republican nominee faces challenges as it moves toward the general election.

“The Donald J. Trump Campaign for President, which has set a historic record in the Republican primary having received almost 14 million votes, has today announced that Corey Lewandowski will no longer be working with the campaign,” the campaign spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, said in a statement. “The campaign is grateful to Corey for his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best in the future.”

Mr. Trump had faced increasing concerns from allies and donors, as well as his children, about his preparedness to pivot toward a general election while holding onto his slender team.

Mr. Trump had faced increasing concerns from allies and donors, as well as his children, about the next phase of the campaign as he pivots toward a general election.

Read more: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/politics/corey-lewandowski-donald-trump.html?src=twr&_r=0&referer=https://t.co/8JIrOryNgr/s/zKj_

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gun Rights Group's Challenge to State Assault Weapon Ban

Source: Bloomberg News

@BreakingNews: US Supreme Court declines to hear gun rights groups' challenge to Connecticut ban on assault weapons - SCOTUSblog https://t.co/XiVY8ecu2e/s/q0t9

@business: LATEST: Supreme Court refused to question assault-rifle bans in New York and Connecticut https://t.co/2529FXrYUc/s/-6Ej https://t.co/vllLmq7dYV/s/7zmt

New York, Connecticut Assault-Weapon Bans Let Stand by Top Court

Greg Stohr

June 20, 2016 — 9:32 AM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to question assault-rifle bans in New York and Connecticut, steering clear of an intensifying national debate after the shooting that killed 49 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Turning away two separate appeals, the justices left intact federal appeals court rulings that said the bans comply with the constitutional right to bear arms.

New York and Connecticut are among seven states that outlaw weapons similar to one used by Omar Mateen in the June 12 massacre.

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-06-20/new-york-connecticut-assault-weapon-bans-let-stand-by-top-court

Peter Gabriel on the Murder of His Friend MP Jo Cox

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