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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

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Yet, at least initially, he holstered his Twitter finger and publicly said nothing. Trump can't directly fire Mueller, but could ask Rosenstein to fire him. Trump's behavior in office has been disruptive, to put it mildly. BRENNAN: On CBS This Morning former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , who had initially said he was a fan of Mueller, accused him of picking politically biased investigators. Read More »

Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter, was living in van, called a 'loner'

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Euille said he frequently saw Hodgkins in the lobby using his laptop. AP's commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. "That was the type of conversation we had". "He never worked out". Another Y member, Stephen Brennwald, said he'd regularly see Hodgkinson at the gym - but never in workout gear. "He'd just sit there and stare at his laptop". Read More »

SA Govt Asks Trump to Reconsider Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

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The Cabinet expressed its regret at the USA decision to withdraw from the agreement , which President Donald Trump announced last week. Hawaii became the leading example of these statements when Gov. Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, where the landmark global climate agreement was agreed in December 2015, said the decision by Donald Trump to pull the USA out of the deal was 'a mistake that would have dramatic consequences'. Read More »

Another noose found near museum in nation's capital

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It was found on a lamppost in the area of 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Last month, a noose was discovered inside the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, prompting a portion of the museum to be closed for almost three hours while police investigated. Read More »

After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

The jurors - five women and seven men - were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. Prosecutors suggested he drugged her with something stronger. Ms Constand told the court in Norristown, Pennsylvania that she had seen Cosby as a mentor figure and went to his home in January 2004 to seek careers advice. Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Cosby's sexual assault case

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at her home - at his home - pardon me - in 2004. "If it's 11-1 in favor of guilty, the prosecution retries the case under the assumption there is one unusual holdout juror that for whatever reason never budged", says Alan Tuerkheimer, a Chicago-based jury consultant who followed the case. Read More »

DUP to 'support soft Irish border' in Brexit talks

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According to The Scottish Farmer DUP MPs have promised that the party will fight for a secure future for farmers and fishermen in Northern Ireland and across the UK. But Jeremy Corbyn , leader of Britain's main opposition, said his Labour Party would not support May's Queen's Speech in the lower house of parliament to try to force her out of power through a vote of no confidence. Read More »

US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

It's a visible reminder of the attack that's bridged political parties, even as the game goes on. "We need the support of the country behind it, maybe the heated rhetoric on both sides will calm down and would make me happy". Both had appeared on the House floor earlier. Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond is the Democrats' star pitcher, and a close friend of Scalise's. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the ... Read More »

58 presumed dead in London tower blaze

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, London mayor Sadiq Khan , Prince William and Queen Elizabeth, 91, have all visited the local area and anger has been growing in the community. "People are terrified that the same thing could happen to them", said Khan. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices. Read More »

Hampshire Pride chief slams Theresa May over DUP talks

As Britain entered a sixth day of political turmoil, Mrs May's team continued talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to secure their support after the Prime Minister failed to win a majority in last Thursday's election. Read More »

#PhilandoCastile: Closing Arguments Complete, Jury Begins Deliberations in Trial of Jeronimo Yanez

In his final instructions to the jury , Ramsey County District Judge William H. Leary III pointed that out - and also defined what the jury's legal standard should be to convict Yanez of the individual charges. "He had no reason to do that". Yanez repeatedly used the word "it" and made statements such as, "And, he put his hand around something", in the conversation with his supervisor and in an hourlong interview with investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) ... Read More »

Amazon buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion. Other retail and food distribution-related stocks in the USA and Europe, including Wal-Mart and Target , followed suit. And figuring out how to get it to your front door is the ultimate inconvenience for consumers. 'Shoppers, vendors, people with whom we talked across the country said that Lidl literally transformed everybody's standard of living, whether they shopped at Lidl or not, ' he said. Read More »

Judge declares mistrial in Cosby sexual-assault case

The jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days. Why did a mistrial happen? Callan said the $33.5 million awarded in the case reflected the jury's reaction to a double homicide and was larger than a potential award to someone who has civil claims against Cosby. Read More »

Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

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The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in NY has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshipers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church. "I feel very privileged to be here but I also feel the weight of this responsibility and pray that I will find the means to convey the beauty that I've seen here in Charleston", Arad said. Read More »

Corbyn: More Labour MPs will be elected in Scotland

We must accept that verdict. He said Labour would remain on a General Election footing due to the instability of the minority Tory government and set out plans to visit 65 Conservative seats over the coming months. But Theresa May was very clear - no deal is better than a bad deal - and she was prepared to be "bloody difficult" if that was what it took to get Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission; Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator; and Martin Selmayr, Junker's ... Read More »

Crash can't keep Rea off podium in Misano

The Welshman was diagnosed with a closed thoracic trauma at the circuit medical centre and was then transported by ambulance to Rimini to undergo a CAT scan, which showed the fracture. 'I was thinking about making a move on the last corner but Chaz made a mistake and that was that. Italian Marco Melandri was another faller on the last lap on his Ducati, crashing out while third on his home circuit as he gave chase to Davies and Rea in a thrilling battle at the front. Read More »

Missing Fitzgerald sailors found in flooded compartments

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A Navy official said the point of impact was where crucial communications equipment was located, knocking out ship-to-shore and other forms of communication on the ship and forcing the crew to revert to the use of satellite phones. An information center with available counselors has been set up at the U.S. Naval base in Yokosuka. The USS Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. None of the crew members were injured in the incident. Read More »

Young and educated people more likely to vote Labour

The Conservatives (Tories) will now govern on the whim of the Democratic Unionist Party , a last century throwback party that includes climate change deniers and anti-abortionists . During the campaign, the Labour leader also held a number of rallies to mobilise young voters and used videos and social media to raise his profile. Read More »

Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Although "infection is a significant risk", the physician said, "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". The round fragmented into hundreds of pieces and tore apart bones, internal organs and blood vessels, Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, has said. Read More »

Attaque dans un camp militaire au Mali : deux morts et plusieurs disparus

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Un attentat-suicide a fait au moins 5 morts vendredi 22 février dans la nord du Mali. "Beaucoup d'autres (militaires) sont pour le moment portés disparus". Dans une attaque distincte le même jour, des jihadistes ont incendié des postes de douane et de gendarmerie à Hombori, dans la même région, selon le ministère. Read More »

US Navy says search continues for 7 sailors

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Saturday local time. "The collision affected Fitzgerald's forward starboard side above and below the water line, causing significant damage and associated flooding to two berthing spaces, a machinery space, and the radio room", according to a statement from U.S. Read More »