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Maui's Ryley Widell selected in 7th round by Minnesota Twins

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The Twins, who own the first pick in every round, opened the third round by selecting right-hander Blayne Enlow of St. Amant High School and in the next round took Clemson's Charlie Barnes, a left-hander. His batting average jumped from.324 to.387, while increasing his home run total from 11 to 23 and RBI's from 54 to 82. Their 2014 first pick, Nick Gordon , is the Twins top-prospect and is cruising at the lead-off spot for Chattanooga. Read More »

James Mattis 'shocked' by low level of U.S. military readiness

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The chairman testified before the committee during a hearing about the president's $639 billion fiscal year 2018 defense budget request . Mattis promised to "correct" the lack of winning with the new strategy, but indications for months have been that the proposals center around slight increases in direct United States involvement in fighting, and likely thousands of additional troops being sent to the country. Read More »

Massive fire engulfs London tower block

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Two hundred firefighters and 40 fire engines are battling a large fire on a west London estate. In a statement posted to Twitter, London police say two people are now being treated for smoke inhalation and they're waiting updates on further injuries. Read More »

William and Kate to make five-day visit to Poland and Germany

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This is Prince William's second official visit to Germany, his first being last summer, and their first official visit to Poland. The overseas visit was arranged at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and many are viewing it as another Brexit diplomacy tour to help maintain strong relationships as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union. Read More »

Labour hails gains from SNP as 'final nail in independence coffin'

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Sturgeon admitted her party, which lost 21 seats across Scotland , "suffered some bitter losses". Sturgeon's SNP won the election in Scotland, but its vote share fell after 10 years in power in Scotland's devolved parliament. "The strongest possible position in the Brexit negotiations will be one that is backed by all parties and all governments across the United Kingdom". Read More »

Congress criticises Shivraj Chouhan's inability to control farmers' protest

Families of five farmers who were killed in the police firing during the last week's protest in Mandsaur , had last night asked him to call off his fast. Then why did Chouhan sit on an indefinite fast at Bhopal , 350 km away from Mandsaur , the epicentre of the violence? Earlier, the chief minister, clad in a kurta-pyjama and a Nehru jacket, with wife Sadhana on his side, commenced his indefinite fast around 11 am at a "pandal" erected in the BHEL Dusshera Maidan after former chief ... Read More »

Texas sheriff's deputy and husband charged in chokehold death

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Hernandez's aunt, Wendy Maldonado, told reporters Thursday night that the family preferred that the Thompsons face possible life sentences them facing the death penalty. "And you see a big guy on top of him choking him and he dies of that choking", the Hernandez family attorney, Randall Kallinen, told an ABC affiliate in Houston . Read More »

Hostage-taker in Australia acquitted of 'terror' plot

Australian media have reported Khayre deliberately tampered with his court-issued Global Positioning System ankle bracelet to lure police to the address, and after a two hour siege he emerged from the building shooting, injuring three police before being killed. Read More »

Merkel ready for Brexit talks

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She instead not only failed to build up her position but lost the majority altogether. He told German radio that the timetable for completing the talks was "ambitious" and Britain had already lost a lot of time by delaying its Article 50 letter and then calling an election. Read More »

An 'appalling and detestable lie': Sessions forcefully denies colluding with Russians

This was after a February meeting in which Mr Comey said Mr Trump told Mr Sessions and others to leave the room before asking him to drop a probe into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. "I do not", Mr Sessions replied. Rosenstein testified that he was the only person who has the authority to fire Mueller and he said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only if there were a legitimate basis to do so. Read More »

Deputy AG: No cause to fire special counsel Mueller

Rosenstein said that if he fired Mueller, he would be required to explain it in writing. "Kevin made a good point here - look at what we are doing this week, we found out three years ago veterans were dying on these waiting lists that were occurring at the VA in Arizona and then all around America", Ryan said. Read More »

Trump accuses ex-FBI director of cowardice over 'leaks'

Earlier this week Mr Comey gave evidence before a US Senate hearing about Mr Trump and his alleged links with Russian Federation. Mr Comey did not confirm that he believed he was sacked to prevent the investigation , but he said accusations that the FBI was in disarray were " lies , plain and simple". Read More »

HCSO: Drug dealers disguised meth as candy

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Deputies said there were so numerous lollipops in the suspects' auto, they couldn't even close the door. Harris County Sheriff's deputies discovered 600 pounds of meth disguised as candy Tuesday morning while investigating a burglary in north Spring. Read More »

Dershowitz: Comey's Statement Shows Trump Did Not Obstruct Justice

In an MSNBC panel discussion of whether fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony on Capitol Hill Thursday damaged Trump's support with Republicans, Rascoe said that the rank and file GOP will remain loyal to the president no matter what he does so long as his support remains firm among Republican stalwarts. Read More »

White House says Trump looks forward to scheduling UK trip

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (C) looks on during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House June 12, 2017, where he was seated next to Vice President Mike Pence. As CNSNews.com reported, Sessions requested that the hearing be public, according to a Justice Department spokeswoman. "We're going to stop the dumping and stop all of these wonderful other countries from coming in and killing our companies and our workers". Read More »

12 killed in explosions at Kabul funeral

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However, Government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, who were present at the funeral, were unharmed. Officials are considering plans to increase the number of American troops in the country by between 3,000 and 5,000 to help break what USA commanders say is a stalemate in the war. Read More »

Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

He may also face questions about comments by Mr Trump confidant Chris Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax, who suggested Monday that the president was considering firing Mr Mueller, the special counsel appointed by the Justice Department to lead the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Sessions brands Russia collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

Rosenstein was probably referring to the possibility that Mueller would investigate whether Sessions violated his recusal or whether Comey's firing might have been an effort to obstruct justice. "It's an honor to be able to serve you", Sessions said. As a longtime senator from Alabama, Sessions will be granted some degree of deference, at least from Republicans . Read More »

Macron's Party Set To Win Parliamentary Vote In France

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Not only is the party less than a year old, many of its candidates have little or no political experience. They also blamed the long election cycle, with party primaries that started past year before the two rounds of presidential and then legislative voting, for turning voters off. Read More »

Running update on AG Jeff Sessions' testimony

Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he recused himself from the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election because he had been associated with the Trump campaign - rather because of the Washington Post's reporting that he had undisclosed meetings with the Russian ambassador to the United States. Read More »