Incumbent Rep. Steven Horsford wins Dem nomination for key Nevada district

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Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., won his party’s nomination for a pivotal swing district in Tuesday’s primary election. 

The incumbent Democrat managed to fend off a primary challenge from young political newcomer Levy Schultz. 

Schultz challenged the Nevada representative because of what he described as the lack of affordable housing he encountered in Las Vegas. 

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“The American people should not have to rent the American dream. We should be able to buy it,” he told the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this year. 

The challenger’s candidacy was considered a long-shot against Horsford. 

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The Democrat incumbent was first elected to the House in 2012. However, Horsford lost his seat to a Republican competitor after one term in 2014. But, after running again in 2018, he regained his seat and has been serving in it since. 

Nevada’s fourth district is being eyed by Republicans as a prime pick-up opportunity alongside 36 other districts nationwide. 

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“Republicans are in the majority and on offense. We will grow our House majority by building strong campaigns around talented recruits in these districts who can communicate the dangers of Democrats’ extreme agenda,” National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) Chairman Richard Hudson, R-N.C., said in a statement earlier this year. “These House Democrats should be shaking in their boots.” 

However, this could prove difficult, as non-partisan political handicapper, the Cook Political Report, has rated the race “Likely Democratic.”

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Horsford does still have to contend with a competitive election landscape in the battleground state. This is magnified by the fact that he has to share the ballot with President Biden, who has racked up historically low approval ratings. 

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Susie Lee hangs onto Dem nod in Nevada despite challenge from transgender opponent

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Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev., defeated her primary opponent in Nevada’s Tuesday election.

Lee easily fended off a challenge from RockAthena Brittain, a biological man who identifies as a transgender woman. 

Her opponent did not receive any kind of backing or financial support from the Democratic Party, according to the Nevada Current

“I couldn’t even get the Human Rights Campaign to consider me for an endorsement,” Brittain told the outlet. 

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“They said they like Susie Lee because she asks for advice on issues. Wouldn’t it be better if they supported someone who actually knows the issues and doesn’t have to ask?” Brittain said. 

Brittain’s campaign against the three-term congresswoman was considered a longshot given Lee’s name identification, relationships and Democratic Party infrastructure support. 

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Nevada’s third district is notably on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s (NRCC) target list of districts it hopes to get Republicans elected to in the 2024 elections.

Lee’s district is alongside 36 others across the country that Republicans consider “prime pick-up opportunities.” 

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“Republicans are in the majority and on offense. We will grow our House majority by building strong campaigns around talented recruits in these districts who can communicate the dangers of Democrats’ extreme agenda,” said NRCC Chairman Richard Hudson, R-N.C., earlier this year. “These House Democrats should be shaking in their boots.” 

While Republicans hope to end Democrats’ hold on the pivotal district, non-partisan political handicapper the Cook Political Report rates the race as “Lean Democratic,” predicting Lee with an enduring edge. 

The November election is made more competitive in Nevada by the fact that President Biden is also on the ballot. Biden has received some historically low approval ratings during his tenure, and swing state Nevada is embroiled in a close race between him and former President Trump. 

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GameStop raises over $2bn after Roaring Kitty rally

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US video game retailer GameStop says it has raised more than $2bn (£1.57bn) in its second sale in a month after a rally led by the investment influencer Keith Gill, known as Roaring Kitty.

The announcement comes just days after Mr Gill’s first YouTube livestream in three years.

The company’s shares jumped by almost 23% on Tuesday and have doubled in the last six months.

GameStop’s popularity among retail investors during the pandemic helped coin the idea of meme stocks – those that gain popularity through sites like Reddit.

Stocks that often became popular were ones that had been heavily bet against by professional investors, such as hedge funds.

As a result some of these shares saw their prices rise and fall sharply in hugely volatile trade.

In an announcement to the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, external, the company said it had sold all 75 million shares it had offered to investors, raising $2.137bn.

Over the last month, the firm has raised a total of more than $3bn through share sales as its stock market value jumped.

That includes $933.4m GameStop raised by selling 45 million shares last month.

Shares in the firm earlier this month after a screenshot was shared on 2 June by a Reddit account tied to Mr Gill, claiming he owned 5 million GameStop shares – a holding worth more than $100m.

Mr Gill became famous in 2021 for inspiring an army of online investors to back GameStop.

It led to an unexpected surge in the struggling firm’s shares, creating a financial squeeze on professional Wall Street firms that had bet against the retailer.

A post from that year showed Mr Gill held about 200,000 shares, worth $30.9m.

Other so-called meme stocks, including cinema chain AMC and technology firm Blackberry, also saw their shares prices jump during the pandemic.

GameStop is currently trading at around $30 a share, well below the record high of $48 they reached earlier in June.

 

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Jacky Rosen swiftly scores Nevada Democratic Senate nod ahead of ‘toss up’ election

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Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., handily won Nevada’s Democratic Senate primary on Tuesday, setting her up for a difficult general election match come November in the swing state. 

The incumbent Democrat managed to easily defeat her opponents, Troy Walker and Mike Schaefer, in the election. 

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November will be Rosen’s first reelection battle as a senator, and her seat is not guaranteed, with Nevada’s Senate race being moved to a “toss up” earlier this year by non-partisan political handicapper the Cook Political Report

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Prior to running for Senate in 2017, she served as representative of Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District in the House. According to Rosen, late former Senate Majority Leader and Democratic powerhouse Harry Reid encouraged her to run for the Senate seat. She managed to defeat incumbent Senator Dean Heller, who was considered incredibly vulnerable at the time. 

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“He told me to think about it and that’s what I did when I came home to talk to my husband,” she told the Nevada Independent in 2017. 

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However, Rosen now appears to be in a similar position to that of Heller, trying to hang onto her seat in an ever-fluid battleground state. She also faces the difficulty of running alongside President Biden, who has managed to receive historically low approval ratings and is at risk of losing Nevada in the general election. 

Rosen’s race is one of only three “toss-ups” in the Senate elections, alongside Ohio and Montana. Each race features a Democratic incumbent, putting the caucus at a significant disadvantage, given Republican incumbents are considered relatively safe. 

She will face off against the winner of the much more competitive Republican Senate primary, who is expected to be front-runner former U.S. Army Capt. Sam Brown. Brown was recruited and encouraged to run by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and received a late endorsement from former President Trump just two days before the election. Trump had withheld his seal of approval throughout the primary campaign as Brown competed against former Trump official Jeff Gunter. 

 

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War veteran Sam Brown wins GOP primary in top battleground Senate race

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Afghanistan war veteran Sam Brown has won Nevada’s Republican Senate primary and will now face off against a tough incumbent Democrat in the November general election.

Brown led former U.S. Ambassador to Iceland Jeffrey Gunter by around 24 percentage points when The Associated Press called the race.

The campaign turned increasingly ugly in the months preceding the election, with Gunter and Brown battling over who was the true MAGA and America First candidate in the race. 

However, a late endorsement from former President Trump appears to have helped solidify Brown’s status as the frontrunner and boosted him over the finish line.

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Brown also has the backing of Nevada’s popular Republican Gov. Joe Lombardo, a figure who largely stays out of the spotlight and rarely weighs in on such instances of increased national attention.

Brown will now face incumbent Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen in the November general election, where Democrats hope her well-financed operation will keep the Silver State firmly blue in a year Republicans are expected to perform well across the country.

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Little polling has been conducted on the race, but a New York Times poll released last month showed the two tied at 41% with a number still undecided.

Democrats hold a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, and the Nevada race is being viewed as a top flip opportunity for Republicans, along with races in West Virginia, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Maryland and Arizona.

Republicans lost a bid to unseat incumbent Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez-Masto by less than a percentage point in 2022.

Elections analysts rate the race as either “tilt Democratic,” “lean Democratic,” or a “toss-up.”

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Multiple people critically injured following shooting in Memphis, police say

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Three minors and one adult are critically injured following a shooting in Memphis, Tennessee on Tuesday evening, police said.

The Memphis Police Department (MPD) confirmed with Fox News Digital that the shooting happened at approximately 5:12 p.m. on Tuesday evening.

Four victims were driven to Baptist Hospital Memphis in critical condition.

The victims have not been identified, and their ages have not been shared.

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The investigation is ongoing, police said

In a social media post, the MPD said that Interstate 240/Poplar Northbound was “blocked due to an investigation.”

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June 4, 2024 – Modi declares victory in India election as BJP party faces shock setbacks

Slums are seen near commercial high-rise buildings in Mumbai, India, on April 14.
Slums are seen near commercial high-rise buildings in Mumbai, India, on April 14. Noemi Cassanelli/CNN

More than 40% of India’s 1.4 billion people are under 25: a tech-savvy and mostly English-speaking labor force. Like millions of migrants, many of them are drawn to the country’s financial capital Mumbai, full of aspiration and ambition. And it’s stories like these that inspire them. 

Javed Khatri poses for a picture during an interview with CNN in Mumbai on April 16. 
Javed Khatri poses for a picture during an interview with CNN in Mumbai on April 16.  Noemi Cassanelli/CNN

The tech developer: Growing up in the slums of Mumbai, Javed Khatri never used a smartphone or computer.  

“In the region where I used to stay, one of the best things that one could think of was just to complete 10th grade, and then work at a call center or sell vegetables or work at a garage or do some kind of odd jobs,” says Khatri, now 30. “That was our topmost ambition.” 

But unlike many children in the slums, he completed 10th grade – the first person in four generations of his family to do so – then studied computer science at an engineering college.  

He is now building an online platform to connect tech firms with engineers. He moved his family out of the slum, and supports his parents. Both his siblings went to college and pursued their own careers. 

None of this would have been possible a generation ago, he says. 

Apoorva Mukhija poses for a picture at her apartment in Mumbai on April 13. 
Apoorva Mukhija poses for a picture at her apartment in Mumbai on April 13.  Noemi Cassanelli/CNN

The influencer: Apoorva Mukhija hadn’t planned to be a content creator, so after graduation she took a job with a tech firm in Bangalore, the southern city known as “India’s Silicon Valley.” 

“Then one day I just woke up, realized … (my job) just didn’t pay as well as content did, and I hated living in that city,” Mukhija, 22, tells CNN from a pastel-pink couch at her new apartment in Mumbai, which she says is her “dream city.” 

Her career has thrived, winning her recognition from local media and amassing 1.3 million Instagram followers. 

The internet holds a wealth of opportunities for young Indians. The country’s influencer marketing industry is expected to be worth more than $281 million in 2024, according to consultancy EY India. Smartphones and social media are fueling this growth.  

Jameel Shah poses for a photo in Mumbai on April 14. 
Jameel Shah poses for a photo in Mumbai on April 14.  Noemi Cassanelli/CNN

The shoemaker: At age 13, Jameel Shah ran away from his village in Bihar, India’s poorest state, where his father wasn’t earning enough from farming to send the kids to school.  

In Mumbai, he saw an opportunity in the expensive imported dance shoes required for dance classes. 

He took two samples back to the narrow alleys of Dharavi, a hub for leather and textile manufacturers. With their expertise, and his own experience working in bag and wallet factories, Shah began experimenting. 

The business grew, attracting stylists and choreographers who redistributed the shoes to dance studios. And they even made it onto the big screen. 

Almost two decades later, Shah Shoes has helped support his family. He’s bought a house for his parents and started an education center in his home village teaching literacy to those who can’t afford school. 

A key tool was the rise of social media, particularly Facebook, helping him find customers – which Shah credited to Prime Minister Modi’s push for a “digital India.” 

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Trump-endorsed candidate wins Republican congressional primary in North Dakota

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North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak came away with the win in the state’s Republican primary for its at-large congressional district.

Fedorchak, who emerged as one of the favorites in the race, was up 46% to 29% when AP called the race.

The result all but wraps up what had become a heated contest for North Dakota’s lone congressional seat, though Fedorchak will still have to fend off a Democratic challenger in November. But the climb for Democrats in the state is a steep one, with the party being unable to win a statewide election in North Dakota since 1988.

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Fedorchak emerged with the victory over state Rep. Rick Becker and military veteran Alex Balazs. Balazs, who Ballotpedia notes served in the Air Force, Army, and Navy, had earned the endorsement of the state’s Republican Party ahead of the race.

Becker, who was at one time a plastic surgeon, had the backing of former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and his son, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., while also garnering support from House Freedom Caucus Chairman Bob Good.

Fedorchak, meanwhile, earned powerful endorsements from former President Donald Trump, outgoing Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.

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The heated race was made possible by the decision of three-term Rep. Kelly Armstrong to forgo seeking re-election to Congress and instead opting to run for governor in the state. Burgmum, the state’s two-term governor who many observers consider to be one of the top contenders to be Trump’s running mate in November, opted not to seek a third term.

Armstrong, who earned Trump’s endorsement in the face, squared off in the GOP primary against Lt. Gov. Tammy Miller, who earned the Burgum endorsement. That race [insert result of gov primary if known/remained too close to call as of press time, according to the AP].

Voters in North Dakota were also tasked with deciding the fate of a high-profile ballot initiative during primary voting, which would ban anyone from running for U.S. House or Senate if they would turn 81-years-old during their term. The controversial initiative [insert result if known/remained too close to call as of press time, according to the Associated Press.]

 

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Attorney General Garland testifies at House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies on Tuesday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies on Tuesday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Attorney General Merrick Garland said he has never spoken to Hunter Biden, as a Republican lawmaker grilled him over the Department of Justice’s handling of the criminal investigation into the president’s son.

When GOP Rep. Ben Cline asked Garland if he spoke with the president’s son when they were both in attendance at a state dinner at the White House in May, Garland said, “I have never spoken to Hunter Biden in my life as far as I know.”

Garland also denied various accusations that Cline brought forward about DOJ’s handling of the case into the president’s son and maintained that he cannot discuss ongoing legal cases.

When asked if he attempted to obstruct the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden, Garland said, “absolutely not.”

Cline presented various claims brought forward by IRS whistleblowers who have alleged DOJ deviated from standard investigative procedure on the case, to which Garland said he did not know anything about those individuals and affirmed that special counsel David Weiss will be able to testify about the specifics.

On the accusation that his decision to appoint Weiss to be special counsel was connected to certain statue of limitations in the criminal case lapsing, Garland said, “there is no connection between whatever happened with the statute of limitations, which I don’t know about, and the appointment of Mr. Weiss.”

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SEAN HANNITY: The government confirmed Hunter Biden’s laptop is real

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Fox News host Sean Hannity says Hunter Biden’s laptop was confirmed to be real in the federal gun case on “Hannity.” 

SEAN HANNITY: Don’t get distracted. Please pay very close attention to what I’m about to say because if you’re listening to the media mob and the pundits and Democratic hacks, they have no clue about what really happened in this Hunter Biden case, none at all. It’s deep. It is profound what has happened. 

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The major story that they are not talking about or telling you about from Hunter Biden’s trial is not the conviction on gun crimes. Now, it’s important. That’s low-hanging fruit. The evidence in this case was overwhelming. It was incontrovertible and unlike Donald Trump, he had a fair venue, trial, judge with real charges, and not ones that were made up that you didn’t even know about. The critical development from this trial is one huge single piece of evidence entered into the official record by your U.S. government and that’s Hunter Biden’s very real laptop.  

Not only did the U.S. federal government confirm that Hunter’s laptop is real, they confirmed that its contents are real and the contents have not been tampered with by anybody. In other words, you were lied to on a very high level just before an election by numerous people and entire institutions. You were lied to by Hunter Biden himself. You were lied to by his father, your president, Joe Biden. You were lied to by NBC News, fake news CNN, NPR. Well, let’s just say pretty much everybody in the media mob. 

 

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