LBN- Special Report-Sunday

*Clinton Maintains Big Lead on Trump
In a new poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News,Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump overall 51 percent to 39 percent. Almost one-third of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents surveyed said that Trump was unqualified for office. Only 69 percent of Republicans who supported another candidate in the primary besides Trump say they support him now, while 13 percent of say they back Clinton. Clinton’s support also rose among registered male voters, now putting her at a tie with Trump at 45 percent. Overall, Clinton also leads Trump 77 to 15 percent among non-white voters.

In a second poll, conducted by The Wall Street Journal and NBC News, Clinton leads Trump 46 percent to 41 percent. But her leads among certain minority voting groups are large. Among African-Americans, she leads 87 percent to 5 percent, among Latinos it’s 69 percent to 22 percent and among women it’s 52 percent to 35 percent.

*Slain Reporter Wins Posthumous Emmy

Alison Parker, a journalist in Virginia who was killed on live TV last fall, won a posthumous Emmy on Saturday night. SHE DID IT!!! #CapEmmys ❤️? I put together your submission with love, my Queen,” her boyfriend and fellow reporter Chris Hurst tweeted after the awards ceremony yesterday. Hurst had previously stated that he was “humbled to hear of her honor,” when Parker was nominated.

*Scottish Leader: Brexit Veto Possible

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the BBC that the Scottish Parliament could attempt to block the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Sturgeon said that she would ask the members to refuse to give “legislative consent” as Scotland voted overwhelmingly to remain in the Union. Scottish Secretary David Mundell said he “personally” did not believe that this veto could happen.

*Gingrich: Trump Not Vetting Me For VP

During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that he is not being vetted as a potential vice presidential pick for presumptive Republican nomineeDonald Trump. “Nobody has called me. Nobody has said would you like to be. Nobody has said, ‘Would you be willing to be considered?’ ” he said. Yet Gingrich also said that Trump would not make a decision as to who his running mate is until just a few days before the Republican convention in July.

*Israel Gay Pride Attacker Sentenced

Jerusalem’s District Court sentenced Yishai Schlissel to life in prison plus an additional 31 years on Sunday for the stabbing death of 16-year-old Shira Banki at last year’s gay pride parade. The radical ultra-Orthodox Jew attempted to murder seven others that day. He had just been released after serving a jail term for stabbing people at a parade in 2005. The judge noted that Schlissel had no remorse for his actions.

*Mogadishu Hotel Attack Leaves 15 Dead, 25 Injured

At least 15 people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside a hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, on Saturday before gunmen stormed the building shooting at random and taking hostages. The attack is believed to have been carried out by the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, which routinely terrorizes the country. In addition to the 15 deaths, at least 25 people were injured in the attack, which took place at the Naso-Hablod hotel, near the city’s airport. The hostage situation is ongoing while Somali forces try to retake the hotel. “They started with a suicide bomb and then stormed in,” a police spokesman said. “Now they are inside and the heavy exchange of gunfire continues.”

*Trump Walks Back Muslim Ban

Donald Trump on Saturday walked back his original calls for a complete ban on Muslims entering the U.S., telling reporters in Scotland that he would be comfortable with a Scottish Muslim wanted to come to the U.S. He later told a CNN reporter that he only wants to ban Muslims who come from “the terror states.” Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, garnered international attention last year when he said all foreign Muslims should be barred from entering the U.S. until we can “figure out what is going on.” As one reporter noted, that position is still expressed on Trump’s campaign website.


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