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Lead surgeon: U.S. congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

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Scalise "continues to show signs of improvement", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said in a statement Saturday evening. President Donald Trump said Friday that Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, did between January and March. Read More »

Trump personal attorney says president not under investigation

Sen. Marco Rubio says it's best for the country to let the FBI's investigation into Russian Federation meddling in the 2016 presidential election take its course, and the Florida Republican tells CNN's " State of the Union " that's what he'd advise President Donald Trump . Read More »

Kuwait overturns death sentence for suspected Iran spy

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The Court of Cassation yesterday commuted the death penalty against the ringleader of a pro-Iran cell to life in prison but overturned the acquittal of half the cell members sentencing them to various jail terms. Apart from the Iranian, all the remaining 25 members are Kuwaiti Shiites. The so-called "Abdali cell" was uncovered when security forces raided a farmhouse in Abdali outside Kuwait City in 2015 and found a cache of guns and explosives. Read More »

Trump privately criticizes Republican health care plan he celebrated

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During a lunch meeting with GOP senators on Wednesday, President Donald Trump called the House-version of the American Health Care Act " mean ", and urged them to make it more generous. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Senate Republicans are dangling billions of dollars in opioid-fighting funds to try to entice wary moderates to sign onto their Obamacare repeal bill, looking to ink a final compromise. Read More »

Un poste de police attaqué par un kamikaze — Afghanistan

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Les autres se sont barricadés à l'intérieur du bâtiment et ont tenu tête pendant presque toute la journée aux forces spéciales afghanes dépêchées sur place. Sept soldats américains ont été blessés samedi par un soldat afghan qualifié de " patriote " par les talibans, qui veulent abattre le régime du président Ashraf Ghani et le départ des forces occidentales qui le soutiennent. Read More »

USA breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

Pruitt attended only the first couple of hours of the environment meeting Sunday and held a few brief bilateral meetings, including with the EU's Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, before flying home for a cabinet meeting at the White House . Read More »

Macron Headed for Huge Majority, But Low Turnout a Concern

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French President Emmanuel Macron's party was on course Sunday to win a crushing parliamentary majority that will clear a path for his promised program of far-reaching reforms, according to projections from the first round of legislative elections marked by widespread voter apathy and another black eye for traditional parties that monopolized power for decades. Read More »

Uber fires 20 employees as it looks to sort harassment problems

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The company told its staff the employee relations unit would expand to better investigate claims. The bulk of the complaints came from Uber's San Francisco headquarters. In addition to allegations of sexual harassment , these include a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless vehicle technology, the revelation that Uber used secret "Greyball" software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had ... Read More »

Will the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Saudi-Qatar Crisis?

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Before the blockade, Qatar had imported most of its dairy products from neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia. Vladimir Putin met Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday, following a meeting with Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdelrahman Al Thani over the weekend. Read More »

The US Senate voted to toughen sanctions against Russian Federation

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for an amendment limiting the Trump administration's ability to unilaterally ease sanctions on Russian Federation. The proposed legislation seeks to penalize Russian Federation for its interference in the 2016 USA presidential elections, involvement in Syria's civil war and annexation of the Crimea region in Ukraine. Read More »

Vigil for Pulse Nightclub victims draws thousands

Orlando police department patrol officer Alison Clarke (L) is embraced by Christine Gogicos while visiting the memorial outside the Pulse Nightclub on the one-year anniversary of the shooting in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2017. Williams knew numerous victims because she used to live within walking distance of Pulse and was a frequent visitor. She had made plans to be there the night of the shooting but chose to go another nightclub instead. Read More »

Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

That ended the moment President Trump began tweeting about the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the election and reportedly into the president himself. "But with all due respect, the president said "I am being investigated" in a tweet and people take his word on that". Since then, the White House has tried to avoid the issue while the president has said he'll address it soon . Read More »

Majorité absolue pour Macron à l'Assemblée — France

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L'Assemblée nationale ne sera donc pas vraiment représentative, puisque ses députés ont été élus par une minorité d'électeurs. Le président de la Commission européenne Jean-Claude Juncker s'est également réjoui publiquement de ces résultats. Read More »

Majorité pour En Marche, les résultats dans votre circonscription — Législatives

Le MoDem de François Bayrou s'adjugerait une quarantaine de sièges au sein de cette majorité. C'est très largement au-delà de la majorité absolue de 289 sièges, mais nettement sous la barre des 400 que laissait augurer le premier tour. " La défaite de la gauche est incontournable, la déroute du Parti socialiste, sans appel ", a reconnu le patron du parti, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, en annonçant sa démission. Read More »

American soldiers injured in Balkh 'insider' attack

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So-called green-on-blue, or insider, attacks have been a recurring problem for the US -led coalition, most recently on June 10 in the Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, where USA ground forces are helping Afghan special forces fight Islamic State extremists. Read More »

Pakistan thrash India in cricket Champions Trophy victory

Chasing a mammoth total of 339, India were bowled out for just 158 in the 31st over of the second innings. Mohammad Amir removed India's top three batsmen as Pakistan stunned their arch-rivals with a remarkable 180-run win in the Champions Trophy final at The Oval on Sunday. Read More »

Hideki Matsuyama closes with 6-under 66 in US Open

But consecutive bogies on the back nine, coupled with a hot finish from competitor Brooks Koepka , relegated Harman to a tie for second place in the 2017 U.S. Kite says it looks as if the conditions at Erin Hills "are going to be a lot more challenging", but he doesn't think it will look like what happened 25 years ago. Read More »

Inmate called dangerous assaults guard in NC jail escape

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Saturday and is considered risky, according to the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. During the assault, Small took the officer's keys along with other items, according to deputies. Officers obtained a warrant for Small on charges of assault inflicting physical injury to a detention officer, escape from a local jail and common law robbery. Read More »

Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

According to his tweet, he is being investigated by the man who told him to fire James Comey . And now his lawyer, Jay Sekulow , has made the weird claim that is is not Trump's actions which were potentially unconstitutional, but rather the investigation into those actions itself. Read More »

Trump Lawyer Says Confusing Tweet Was Response to Post Story

Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation , which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey's ouster. Mueller's investigation appeared to be reaching a broadening circle of current and former officials. "The president's response was as it related to the Washington Post report ". Read More »

Queen Elizabeth II leads minute of silence for fire victims

Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester. She continues, "During recent visits in Manchester and London , I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need". Read More »

Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

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Quoting officials, the newspaper said one event of interest to Mr Mueller is an exchange on March 22, when Mr Coats told associates that Mr Trump had asked him to intervene with Mr Comey to get him to back off the focus on Mr Trump's former national security advisor Mike Flynn as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the Russian Federation affair. Read More »