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Trump interviewed Robert Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Mr Schiff spoke out after a friend of Mr Trump, Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax , emerged from the White House and said the President was considering "terminating" Mr Mueller. In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mueller, like Comey, his successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from office. Read More »

Senator Paul calls Virginia shooting a 'killing field'

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Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence also praised Griner and Bailey in a June 16 speech he made in Miami. "I want to commend Special Agents Crystal Griner, David Bailey and Henry Cabrera for their heroic and appropriate response in protecting the Members and others", said Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa. Read More »

APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

Former officials also stressed that even if a president delegates some decisions, there's no avoiding the fact that ultimate responsibility rests with the commander-in-chief. To meet this national interest, USA forces are conducting partnered counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan , while other US forces are working with NATO's Resolute Support mission to train Afghan security forces to shoulder their country's security mission. Read More »

Le meurtre d'une policière revendiqué par l'Etat islamique — Israël

Trois agresseurs palestiniens ont été abattus et deux garde-frontières israéliens ont été gravement blessés vendredi soir à Jérusalem, au terme d'une double attaque menée à l'entrée de la vieille ville pour la première, et le long de l'avenue de Sultan-Suleiman (à quelques centaines de mètres de là) pour la seconde. Read More »

The 5 reasons for the verdict in the Michelle Carter trial

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Indeed, prosecutors and Judge Moniz pointed out that Carter was " mindful " of the fact that it would take 15 minutes for Roy to die from the carbon monoxide, and that Carter later texted a friend admitting she'd encouraged Roy to kill himself, amplifying her guilt. Read More »

Putin: Impact of sanctions against Russian Federation not 'drastic'

Trump administration officials, however, have expressed some concerns with the package. "Article 29 says, "The EU and its member states and the United States, consistent with their respective laws, will refrain from any policy specifically meant to directly and adversely affect the normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran inconsistent with their commitments not to undermine the successful implementation of this JCPOA". Read More »

ISIS media leader killed in Afghanistan

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Jawad Khan, Daesh's senior director of media production, was killed in an airstrike in Achin, Nangarhar, on June 3, read the statement. The media official of the ISIS Khurasan, the offshoot of the ISIL in Afghanistan, was killed in an airstrike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan earlier this month, the commander of the United States forces and NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, General John Nicholson has said. Read More »

Cosby jury still deadlocked, to continue deliberating into weekend

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Judge Steven T. O'Neill sent them back to deliberate further, and they came back numerous times, asking to hear various parts of the testimony from trial. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, right, Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen, center, and Bill Cosby's defense attorney Angela Agrusa enter the courtroom during jury deliberat. Read More »

Police shot, injured attacker near Notre Dame Cathedral

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Kellyn Potvin-Gorman, one of the eyewitnesses , said that security at the cathedral's entrance was checking her bag when she heard the gunshot. People on social media said they were escorted inside the cathedral and asked to put their arms in the air. Read More »

Hannity: Shut Down Mueller's Special Counsel Probe

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. Jeanne Shaheen , a New Hampshire Democrat , whether he has seen good cause to fire Mueller. Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so". Read More »

Senate passes Russian Federation sanctions bill, pushing back against Trump

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It also imposes new sanctions in a number of categories, including those "conducting malicious cyber activity on behalf of the Russian government" and "supplying weapons to the Assad regime". The House has yet to vote on the measure, which was added as an amendment to a popular bill stiffening sanctions against Iran for that country's recent ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Talks on propping up UK PM May's Conservatives are "very positive"

The price of such a deal remains unclear. A DUP spokesman told AFP there had been a break in the talks due to parliamentary business. But the DUP leader insisted it was now down to Sinn Féin whether an agreement is done. The DUP founded by the Rev. Ian Paisley is a staunchly Unionist party with a deep Protestant Christian ethos which governs some if not of all of their policies. Read More »

White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

Sam Nunberg, who worked for Trump's presidential campaign, said it "could seem to be a conflict" for Mueller to first interview with the president to be a possible replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey and then days later to be named as the special counsel heading an investigation that could look into Comey's firing. Read More »

Manchester Police release man arrested after concert blast

A 100m cordon was put in place when the vehicle was discovered near Banff Road, where suicide bomber Salman Abedi had visited in the days before the attack on Manchester Arena. The constable said that the arena's foyer was a scene of "absolute devastation". The police added that a total 17 people have now been arrested in connection with the investigation, six of whom have already been released, while 11 remain in custody. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn Says New UK Election May Be Held by Early 2018

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Jeremy Corbyn was pictured joining a children's football training session in Islington as one of his MPs said Labour missed an "open goal" to beat Theresa May and the Tories in the General Election . May's party fell short of an overall majority following Thursday's vote, and plans to work with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party. That's two more than they won in the last election, so it's a good result for them. Read More »

Cosby attorneys highlight sex assault accuser's 'confusion'

Agrusa noted that Constand and Cosby exchanged numerous gifts, and that the comedian gave her cashmere sweaters, perfume and a $225 hair dryer. "As an advocate for women and with my nonprofit the Kamp Kizzy Foundation, which is all about empowerment, self esteem for girls, I don't take these charges lightly". Read More »

Donald Trump restores travel and economic restrictions on Cuba

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Trump visited the kingdom last month and said in a speech that he wasn't there to "lecture" the ruling family about its repression of women and minorities. Some have been quick to note that although the new measures are substantial, the U.S.' backpedaling will likely increase the island's reliance on Russian Federation, especially at a time when its main ally, Venezuela, seems to be collapsing into civil war . Read More »

Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation

Rosenstein was also the person who appointed Robert Mueller as a special counsel to head the Russian Federation investigation after Comey was sacked. If true, the investigation represents an expansion of Mr Mueller's original probe into links between Moscow and the 2016 Trump presidential election campaign. Read More »

Steve Scalise Still in Critical Condition But Improving, Doctors Say

Infection also is a risk, especially if the intestines were perforated. Scalise, 51, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were wounded on Wednesday when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, 66, from the St. Scalise will require rehabilitation after he leaves the hospital but Salva said he believed he would be able to run and walk again. President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". Read More »

'Trump probed for possible obstruction of justice'

President Donald Trump says the economy is improving and job numbers are up, despite the "phony Witch Hunt" against him. "Nice", Trump tweeted sarcastically on Thursday morning as reports of Mueller's exertions rocked the political circuit already agitated with Wednesday's shooting incident in which a Republican lawmaker was shot by a Democratic activist. Read More »

Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

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Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. On Behind the Headlines on St. Louis on the Air , host Don Marsh speaks with GOP Rep. Mike Bost and Belleville-News Democrat Dana Rieck about it. "If you put two people in front of me and said pick the person you think did what happened today, he would not have been on my radar", the former mayor said. Read More »

Doctors: Scalise remains critical, but 'excellent recovery' possible

Dr. Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital, said Friday that House Majority Leader Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, but is expected to recover. Despite the shooting , the game is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park. Congressman Steve Scalise , who was supposed to be playing second base for the Republican team, was instead lying in a hospital bed after being critically wounded in the hip. Read More »