• White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'
White House: Donald Trump won't sack special counsel investigating Russian 'meddling'

Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that "while the president has the right to" fire Robert Mueller , "he has no intention to do so". Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich , an informal adviser to the President, questioned whether the special counsel investigation would be impartial.

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  • Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery
Scalise Still in Critical Condition, Improving After Second Surgery

Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the game, many wearing hats to honor Scalise. The majority whip was struck by a single rifle shot to the left hip, according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, where he is being treated.

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  • Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings
Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings

On Monday, the District of Columbia government and the Maryland state government filed suit claiming that the Trump hotel in Washington , D.C., competes unfairly with government-owned conference centers in the area. The attorneys general have a better chance of establishing standing , legal scholars said, although they are divided over wh...

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  • Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket
Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

When paramedics arrived on scene, Scalise was awake, Sava said, but by the time he arrived at the hospital he had gone into shock and lost consciousness. The Congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. Nonetheless, said Sava, "We fully expect him to be a...

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  • Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan
Wife of Shooter Didn't Know Husband's Plan

A search of online newspapers shows that Hodgkinson frequently wrote letters to his local newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen of them between 2010 and 2012. She said she wasn't sure if there was a catalyst for him leaving. He was a fiery guy, known for the occasional bar fight. Mr Dale Walsh, who identifi...

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  • Missing mom found in Athens after allegedly abandoning 4-year-old daughter
Missing mom found in Athens after allegedly abandoning 4-year-old daughter

Warren Pickard said at a news conference. Pictured, Maryland mother, Miranda Hakimi Harvey who left her 4 year old daughter with strangers at an Atlanta airport only to never return. "Who would leave a 4-year-old child with strangers?" It is not known where she was headed or what ties, if any, she has to Atlanta . Police want to find H...

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  • Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Obey Trump Order To Fire Mueller Without 'Good Cause'
Rosenstein: I Wouldn't Obey Trump Order To Fire Mueller Without 'Good Cause'

President Donald Trump interviewed Robert Mueller as a potential replacement for fired FBI Director James Comey the day before the former FBI director was named special counsel, a White House official said Tuesday. That official argued Trump "shot himself in the foot again with this cockamamie scheme to get Mueller to play ball". Rosenstein ...

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  • Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation
Meet The DOJ Official Who Could Take Over The Trump Investigation

US President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice and he dismissed as "phony" the idea his campaign colluded with any Russian effort to sway the presidential election a year ago.

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  • Cuba slams Trump's reversal of newfound friendship
Cuba slams Trump's reversal of newfound friendship

Scott would not respond to press inquiries allowing that Cuba's regime had survived more than 50 years of strict US sanctions without moving to democracy, and wondering Trump's vision might be different from that long-standing USA policy.

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  • Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation
Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation

Examining such possible charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions , Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.

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  • Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds
Castile trial had video evidence _ but not of key seconds

Yanez is Latino and Castile was black. "This should have been the most clear-cut guilty verdict possible", read a statement from the Minneapolis NAACP. "I prayed every day that we'd get a conviction", said Philando Castile's uncle Stacy Castile. Prosecutors argued Yanez overreacted and Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was not a threat.

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  • Secret Service reveals it doesn't have any White House tapes
Secret Service reveals it doesn't have any White House tapes

The Secret Service said Monday it has no "audio copies or transcripts" of recordings from the White House since President Trump took office. If Trump does have recordings, then many lawmakers say they want them provided to Congress or possibly face a subpoena.

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  • Four-way tie at US Open
Four-way tie at US Open

A superb chip to three feet set up the birdie on the 597-yard first hole before he then demolished the short par-four second. The four-way tie was the most after two rounds in a U.S. Defending champion Dustin Johnson probably didn't feel so badly by the end of a most peculiar day . I did the work, looked at the golf course, made sure that ...

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  • Injured officer throws out 1st pitch at Congressional baseball g
Injured officer throws out 1st pitch at Congressional baseball g

Speaking before Central American leaders at a prosperity and security conference organized by the State Department and Homeland Security Department here, Pence said he and President Donald Trump were "deeply saddened" when they received the news Wednesday.

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  • Trump Approval Ratings: Is The President Gaining Ground Despite Russia Investigation?
Trump Approval Ratings: Is The President Gaining Ground Despite Russia Investigation?

Sixty-six percent of Americans said they disapprove of Trump's handling of healthcare. Sixty-four percent of said that they don't like how the president is handling his office, while just over a third, 35 percent, approve of Trump. Eighty percent of Republicans don't believe there was coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation...

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  • Schumer Wants All-Senate Gathering on Health Care
Schumer Wants All-Senate Gathering on Health Care

Republicans ran in the 2016 elections on a promise to repeal Obamacare on "day one", but getting to where they are has taken months. Numerous losses would be from those on Medicaid programs, which are primarily used by low-income Americans.

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  • Protesters gather to spread message about Sharia law
Protesters gather to spread message about Sharia law

The civil rights legal advocacy group Southern Poverty Law Center classifies ACT as a hate-group, and the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the United States with a claimed membership of 280,000. People hold up signs during a counter-protest to an anti-Shariah law rally origanized by ACT for America on June 10, 2017 at City Hall in NY. ...

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  • Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations
Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations

Comey on Thursday told a Senate committee investigating Russian meddling in USA elections that Trump had asked him drop the case against Flynn in a one-on-one conversation in the Oval Office in February, the day after Flynn was sacked. Since assuming the role of special counsel, Mueller has bolstered that reputation by staffing his office with fo...

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  • Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Let Mueller 'Do His Job'
Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Let Mueller 'Do His Job'

Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy told PBS that Trump was considering getting rid of Mueller , and other Trump confidants ― most prominently former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ― have been airing criticisms of the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director and questioning his objectivity.

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  • Fate of Cop Who Killed Castile in Jury's Hands
Fate of Cop Who Killed Castile in Jury's Hands

So she began recording. Defense attorney Earl Gray gives his closing arguments. Prosecutors insisted Yanez never saw a gun and had plenty of options short of shooting Castile, a school cafeteria worker they say was never a threat. Castile had the right to be treated like an "ordinary citizen" the night he was pulled over for a broken tail light...

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  • Hundreds gather at protest after Minnesota officer acquitted
Hundreds gather at protest after Minnesota officer acquitted

Despite the acquittal, the city where Yanez works nearly immediately announced plans to dismiss him. She said civilization is "devolving, going back down to 1969". Juror Dennis Ploussard said the jury favored acquittal early in the week by a 10-2 margin. They spent a lot of time dissecting the "culpable negligence" requirement for conviction, and...

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  • Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.
Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

She works for a tax firm, she said, and was busy in recent months. After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters.

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  • Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice
Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice

Those officials are: Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett, the former NSA deputy director. The order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence hired an outside lawyer to represent his legal interests. There has been no indication that Mueller told ...

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  • List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo
List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

Capitol police guarding the House majority whip then fatally shot Hodgkinson. After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters.

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  • Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties
Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

Nevertheless he warned that Russian Federation would have to "adjust something" or "do something extra". Obama's former secretary of state, John Kerry, had raised that prospect on the eve of the Foreign Relations Committee's vote on the bill last month.

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  • Scalise in 'Much More Difficult' Shape Than First Thought, Trump Says
Scalise in 'Much More Difficult' Shape Than First Thought, Trump Says

Scalise was fielding ground balls at second base Wednesday when he was shot at a practice for the annual Republicans-Democrats baseball game. Rep. We can hopefully all agree that there is nothing more devastating in life than the loss of life - especially when that loss is sudden, cut short, tragic, or at the hands of a deranged person wi...

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  • Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation
Trump tweet appears to confirm he's under investigation

Trump's 9:07 a.m. tweet appeared to be principally directed at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the number-two official at the Justice Department who authored a memo justifying Comey's firing . Although the president is unlikely to be indicted if the Mueller's investigation finds any criminal wrongdoing, Mueller's findings could le...

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  • Mo Brooks' name appeared on James Hodgkinson assassination hit list, report says
Mo Brooks' name appeared on James Hodgkinson assassination hit list, report says

The 17-year-old foster child of James Hodgkinson and his wife, Sue, took her own life in a particularly grisly fashion: She doused herself with gasoline, then set herself ablaze in her parked auto on a stretch of road south of the family's Belleville, Ill., home.

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  • Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers
Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers

The list was written on notepad paper, the Daily Caller reported , citing law enforcement sources. Investigators have not determined the goal of the list and they are still trying to determine its meaning. Dozens of reporters have been stationed outside Hodgkinson's two-storey house on the outskirts of Belleville since he was first named in media ...

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  • Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new US sanctions - agency
Putin: early to speak about retaliation against new US sanctions - agency

The amendment also allows "broad new sanctions on key sectors of Russia's economy, including mining, metals, shipping and railways" and authorizes " robust assistance to strengthen democratic institutions and counter disinformation across Central and Eastern European countries that are vulnerable to Russian aggression and interference ".

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  • Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to handle Russian Federation investigation
Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to handle Russian Federation investigation

Mr Trump, meanwhile, has maintained complete innocence in the Russian Federation probe, calling the investigation into his possible ties the "biggest witch hunt in American history". Coats and Rogers have testified that they were not pressured by the Trump administration. Complicating matters further, ABC News reported on Friday that Rosenstein...

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  • President says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back into session
President says Scalise 'in some trouble' as House gavels back into session

Scott Applewhite, File). The game, which dates to 1909 and is a summertime tradition on Capitol Hill , is a rare example of bipartisanship in an increasingly polarized Washington . More than 50 members of Congress will be participating in the game, which starts around 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20. "I think there is a sense of unity and bipartisans...

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  • US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director
US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

It was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to run the investigation into Russian government interference with the 2016 election - and, importantly, it is Rosenstein who still retains the power to fire Mueller , as President Trump is said to have mused about in recent days.

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  • Fowler leads record-setting first round at US Open
Fowler leads record-setting first round at US Open

Brooks Koepka, Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman were at 67, with Patrick Reed and Adam Hadwin in the group at 68. Casey nearly watched his U.S. Open hopes sink with a triple-bogey eight on the par-five 14th hole, and a bogey on the next that dropped him to two under for the tournament.

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  • Deputy AG: 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'
Deputy AG: 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Rosenstein took over the investigation after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself because he was a Trump campaign surrogate. On Wednesday, anonymous sources told the Washington Post that special counsel Robert Mueller told Senate investigators in a confidential hearing that he was looking into Trump's firing of former Fed...

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