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Donald Trump lashes out at 'bad,' 'conflicted' Russia investigators

Trump wasn't under investigation personally prior to Comey's firing on May 9. The Washington Post first reported Wednesday that Mueller's probe was widening to include looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. He said that as head of the executive branch of government, Trump has "prosecutorial discretion " to end an investigation. The transition official said the organization has also separately asked the General Services Administration to preserve records from the Trump ... Read More »

Congressman Shot Is Still in Critical Condition But 'Excellent Recovery' Possible

Mr Scalise underwent a third bout of surgery on Thursday, 24 hours after he was wounded in a shooting involving lone gunman James Hodgkinson . Five people were hospitalized, including the suspect and Scalise, when a shooter opened fire on the field where about 25 GOP members of Congress were practicing for a game against their Democratic colleagues scheduled for Thursday. Read More »

Afghan air freight corridor to open soon

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Trade between India and Afghanistan is hamstrung by Pakistan's consistent refusal to allow any transit rights. While India imports fresh fruits, raisins, vegetables, oil seeds and precious stones from Afghanistan, Indian exports to Kabul include man-made staple fibres, cereals, electrical goods, dairy produce, eggs and pharmaceuticals. Read More »

Civilian killed in forces' firing during stone pelting in JK

Train services between Baramulla and Bannihal towns were suspended. Some parts of North Kashmir's Bandipora district observed a complete shutdown against the killing of a youth in Indian Forces firing in Srinagar city. Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo and his associate were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Anantnag district. One civilian was killed on Thursday in Srinagar's Rangreth area after Sashastra Sema Bal (SSB) personnel allegedly opened fire to ... Read More »

David Davis says Brexit talks could face delays

The FT, citing anonymous officials, said Davis would offer to guarantee the rights that European Union citizens now have in Britain, such as the freedom to move and work in the country, and aim to treat them "as fairly as they have been to this point". Read More »

South Korea Launches Military Drills on Disputed Liancourt Rocks Islands

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The Navy announced on June 15, 2017, that it will hold a two-day regular drill in defense of Dokdo starting the same day, mobilizing a destroyer, fighter jets and a patrol plane. Every year Japan has strongly opposed the exercise, and in March, its foreign minister Fumio Kishida lashed out against the drills calling them regrettable and unacceptable. Read More »

23 alleged gang members arrested in 3 states in crime case

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The indictment charges Ernesto Manuel Gonzalez on murder charges in the the September 23, 2011 killing of a member of the rival Hells Angels gang at the Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, Nevada. The indictment says that the Vagos OMG is a highly organized criminal organization with a hierarchical chain of command. The investigation has brought together multiple local and federal law enforcement agencies. Read More »

Democrats and Republicans play charity ballgame, honor wounded colleague

US President Donald Trump said Thursday that Republican congressman Steve Scalise is in worse condition than initially believed. Four miles north of the Capitol, Scalise, 51, lay in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center with a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, damaged organs and caused severe bleeding. Read More »

Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

The filings reflect the president's investments, assets, income , liabilities and other holdings from January 2016 to April 2017. Mr. Trump also earned about $11 million from the Miss Universe pageant. The latest disclosure puts the fees at $380,000, up from $167,000 he reported in 2016. Trump is partnering with a billionaire Indonesian, Hary Tanoesoedibjo, on the two ventures. Read More »

Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Commends Donald Trump On Reaction To Virginia Shooting

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Thank you for that". "Once again, we're all shocked in mind and soul by a mass shooting, this time targeting, apparently, Republican congressmen, and I pray to God that everyone pulls through", Colbert said . "That's something that is lacking in American politics...politicians showing, from both sides of the aisle, that they are friends". "That's one of the things that we're seeing less and less of in society today, it feels like". Read More »

Lead surgeon: US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

House Speaker Paul Ryan , House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer introduced Thursday's game. Though, the postgame scene became one of unity and camaraderie as the Democrats presented the trophy to Scalise, who is still in critical condition after the attack. Read More »

Gillespie wins GOP nomination in governor's race

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Former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie had been expected to cruise to an easy win. She was anxious that Stewart would doom the GOP's chances in November if he won the nomination . Northam had the support of the state Democratic Party's core constituencies, including teachers groups and African-American political and religious leaders. Read More »

Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine

Gen Michael Flynn , who served briefly as National Security Adviser; and Carter Page , who had served as an informal adviser to the campaign. In another development, members of Trump's transition team that served him after he was elected in November until he took office in January have been ordered to preserve materials related to the Russian Federation matter, the New York Times reported. Read More »

White House Says Trump Has 'No Intention' To Fire Special Counsel

Rosenstein's letter critical of Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation served as the Trump White House's first reasoning for firing Comey - though Trump later undercut that explanation by saying he fired Comey in hopes of ending the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body

The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed . The man who shot a congressman and four other people had apparently volunteered for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said before assailing violence as "unacceptable in our society". Read More »

Tillerson tells China to 'step up' on North Korea

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China can not use its economic power to dodge its global responsibilities in the South China Sea and in deterring North Korea, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Monday (June 5). Also on Monday, the governments of the US and Australia reaffirmed their commitment to the freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. China claims almost all of the South China Sea, despite partial counter-claims from Taiwan and several Southeast Asian nations including the ... Read More »

U.S. to Send 4000 Additional Troops to Afghanistan

In an effort to prevent a full-out combat mission and to stress the advisory role of the USA military presence, the Obama administration placed very specific limits on the number of troops sent to Iraq . Mattis added that additional USA troops would provide air and artillery support to Afghan forces, who have seen 5,000 killed in 2016 alone. Several NATO nations, including the United Kingdom, have reportedly been considering adding additional forces to Afghanistan, though none have ... Read More »

Erin Hills didn't put up much of a fight in US Open

Fowler tees off in the afternoon. And it looked like it was about to happen to Casey , who began the day one shot out of the lead after shooting a 6-under-par 66 on Thursday. But while Casey was relieved after his gutsy fightback, two of the world's top three players - McIlroy and Day - were left contemplating a missed cut. Read More »

GOP senators to get glimpse of leadership's health care ideas

But even as senators headed toward the make-or-break vote before the Fourth of July, deep uncertainty remained about whether the emerging legislation would command enough support to pass. "All of these discussions are intense", Hatch said. At this point, one GOP aide said it's time for the conference to make some tough decisions. The House GOP bill would permit states to opt out of both provisions, sparking harsh criticism that Republicans are backtracking on their promise to protect ... Read More »

Hospital: Steve Scalise's condition remains 'critical' after GOP baseball shooting

USA lawmakers have returned to regular business ready to play their annual charity baseball game a day after a man angry at President Donald Trump fired on Republican legislators, leaving a senior congressman in critical condition. He's still in critical condition Thursday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . Later, the crowd burst into applause as Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - who was injured as he pursued the shooter - hobbled to the mound on crutches and tossed the ... Read More »

New lead in manhunt for escaped inmates | Truck stolen in Morgan Co

While they were on the run, the pair allegedly stole five vehicles, robbed two homes, tied up and terrorized an elderly couple, and led police on a chase where speeds reached 100 miles per hour. The two men overpowered and disarmed the guards about 6:45 a.m.as 33 inmates were being driven between prisons, Sills told reporters. Officials also said Wednesday the men knew each other prior to the escape and that they have been cellmates a few times. Read More »