• Trump tweetstorm slams Russian Federation investigation
Trump tweetstorm slams Russian Federation investigation

Wallace said Trump previously admitted in an NBC News interview that he fired FBI Director James Comey because of the Russian Federation investigation, not because of the recommendation of Rosenstein . Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 USA election, and has told law...

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  • Congressman Scalise Still in Serious Condition, but Showing Improvement: Hospital
Congressman Scalise Still in Serious Condition, but Showing Improvement: Hospital

The Republicans had been holding early morning practices for weeks at the Alexandria, Va., field for the annual baseball game on Thursday against Democratic lawmakers. Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. The person did not disclose the names, bu...

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  • Police arrest suspect in SC beach shooting captured on video
Police arrest suspect in SC beach shooting captured on video

According to Myrtle Beach officials, crowds began gathering when a fight broke out, after which the suspect pulled out a gun and began firing. 7 people, including the suspect, were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

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  • Scalise condition upgraded to serious
Scalise condition upgraded to serious

Although infection remains a risk, Scalise's vitals had stabilized Friday afternoon. The U.S. congressman who was shot and seriously injured in an attack on Republican lawmakers is showing "signs of improvement", hospital officials said Saturday.

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  • Rep. Scalise improving after baseball field shooting
Rep. Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening fire in Alexandria, Virginia, on Wednesday. Congressman Steve Scalise has improved following another round of surgeries and is speaking with loved ones, hospital officials said Saturday.

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  • New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care
New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

Senate GOP leaders want their bill to bar federal funds for abortions. Also at issue is the cost of health insurance premiums, when to cut the taxes that paid for Obamacare , and whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood. "It's a big transfer of wealth - probably one of the greatest in a short time in recent American history - where you have...

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  • Winning ticket sold in California for $448M Powerball jackpot
Winning ticket sold in California for $448M Powerball jackpot

A small liquor store located 70 miles north of San Diego has vaulted into the history books for selling one of the biggest lottery tickets in history - a Powerball ticket worth about $448 million. Powerball spokesman Randy Miller says the location where the winning ticket was sold was not immediately available. Both prize amounts would be befor...

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  • Trump considering firing Mueller as special counsel on Russian Federation probe
Trump considering firing Mueller as special counsel on Russian Federation probe

Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Rosenstein said he found no good cause to fire Mueller. And I have to look at - when you say there's no - Judy, I think we both have to agree, so far, there's been no evidence of wrongdoing. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters aboard Air Force One that "while the president has the right to" fire ...

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  • Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners
Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

Minnesota activists held a second rally against police violence Saturday following 18 arrests during a night of protests after a policeman was acquitted over the shooting of a black motorist. Valerie Castile, mother of Philando Castile, points to the sky during a news conference outside the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, J...

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  • Senate pushes for healthcare vote by end of the month
Senate pushes for healthcare vote by end of the month

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin said he's talked about health care , broadly speaking, with one Republican colleague. Acting as if he had not just been told what to say, Hatch, the longest-serving Republican Senator in USA history, told McCaskill, "I don't know if there's going to be another hearing but we've invited you to participate and give ...

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  • Portugal forest fires kill 57
Portugal forest fires kill 57

Media in Portugal said the fire is no closer to being contained despite about 600 firefighters working to put it out. "We have 19 confirmed deaths, all civilians", Gomes said, adding that 20 people have been injured, including six firefighters, and two people were missing.

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  • President Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'
President Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

Wednesday night. Now, doctors are "encouraged in the improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Sava said. "The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time", the hospital added. The other victims are recovering from their wounds. Scalise, Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika, congressional aide...

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  • Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed
Rubio says best to let Russia probe proceed

His solution? Trump was merely responding to a "fake news" Washington Post story , and besides, tweets don't allow for nuance. "Let me clear: The president's not under investigation ", Jay Sekulow told CNN's " State of the Union ". "There has been no notification from the special counsel's office that the president is under investigation", Se...

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  • Lawyer says Trump not under investigation
Lawyer says Trump not under investigation

Sekulow told " Fox News Sunday " and three other shows that Trump's tweet was based exclusively on a Washington Post report , and he insisted Trump wasn't under investigation . Adam SchiffAdam SchiffSunday shows preview: Trump pushes back as Russia probe heats up Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein House R...

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  • Protests after police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of Philando Castile
Protests after police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of Philando Castile

Police arrested 18 protesters early Saturday as thousands gathered in St. Paul, Minn., after a jury acquitted a police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile . Community activists expressed anger and disappointment, while officials appealed for calm. Reynolds, in a statement issued through her attorney, said she was "incredibly disappoin...

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  • Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners
Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

The Malian government said that "suspected jihadists" were behind the attack, AFP reported. " The situation is under control ", he added. Sunday's violence came about a week after the U.S. Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and another militant group claimed responsibility an attack on a hotel in Mali's capital in late 2015 in which 20 people were...

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  • Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Blames His Own Justice Department
Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Blames His Own Justice Department

The senior Justice Department official with ultimate authority over the special counsel's probe of Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election has privately acknowledged to colleagues that he may have to recuse himself from the matter, which he took charge of only after Attorney General Jeff Sessions' own recusal, sources tell ABC ...

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  • Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family
Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

Thursday evening Scalise remained in critical condition but had "improved in the last 24 hours", the hospital said. He received multiple units of blood, said Sava, who declined to describe the exact nature of Scalise's internal injuries. Jennifer Scalise also is thanking the first responders who rushed to her husband's aid Wednesday and the staff ...

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  • GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery
GOP's Scalise Upgraded to Serious Condition After More Surgery

The game raised more than a $1 million for charity Thursday night. Doctors say Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition at a Washington hospital but is improving. He had been listed as still in critical condition Friday, so the serious condition is an upgrade. When paramedics arrived on scene, Scalise was awake, Sava said , but...

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  • Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill
Gov't report: Health care deductibles higher under GOP bill

Trump and Pence met today with 13 men, Republicans working on the Senate version of the healthcare bill that would eliminate insurance coverage and reduce access to quality health care for millions of people, including women seeking to plan and care for their families.

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  • House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical, but doctors are optimistic
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical, but doctors are optimistic

Scalise has had two surgeries and will require additional operations, Sava said, adding that it's hard to predict how long he will be in the hospital. The source said investigators were not sure of the significance of the names and did not know if it was a list of people Hodgkinson was targeting. On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation sai...

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  • Gunman Targeted Republicans And Had Political Assassination List
Gunman Targeted Republicans And Had Political Assassination List

Duncan and Brooks were at the Alexandria, Virginia, field where GOP members of Congress were practicing for a congressional baseball game Wednesday, although Duncan left before the shooting began. Investigators say they still do not know if the shooter James T. Hodgkinson had an attack plan. Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capito...

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  • Grand theft avocado: $300000 in produce stolen in California
Grand theft avocado: $300000 in produce stolen in California

And police say this may have driven three California men to steal up to $300,000 (£234,770) worth of them from an Oxnard produce firm where they worked. "They are in demand". OXNARD, California - Police are calling it grand theft avocado . "Everybody loves avocados ", Sgt. John Franchi told the Los Angeles Times .

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  • GOP Health Care Cuts to Medicaid Could Strip Opioid Treatment Funding
GOP Health Care Cuts to Medicaid Could Strip Opioid Treatment Funding

Front and center for McConnell is the split between senators on Medicaid funding. Ninety-four out of 99 counties will not have any health care. In 1993, President Bill Clinton empowered the first lady, Hillary Clinton, to assemble health care legislation in private, with input from a panel of more than 500 experts.

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  • Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel, Confidant Says
Trump Weighing Firing Special Counsel, Confidant Says

Feinstein also asked if Rosenstein had an estimate for how long the investigation will take. Ruddy last spoke to the president last week but not about Mueller, he said. "And you have my assurance that we are going to faithfully follow that regulation and". House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that any talk about Mr Trump wanting to rid hi...

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  • Homeland Security: 'Dreamers' can remain in US
Homeland Security: 'Dreamers' can remain in US

A lawsuit filed by Kansas and 25 other states led to the Trump administration's action yesterday to rescind an Obama executive action on illegal immigration , Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Codognolla said Trump's decision to keep DACA, "rings hollow, because we see our community living in fear every day". The department ...

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  • Nurse wounded in shooting at Florida hospital; 1 arrested
Nurse wounded in shooting at Florida hospital; 1 arrested

According to Riordan, a nurse was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition. Officials said the alleged shooter is in custody. The wounded person was being treated at the hospital and indications were that the injury was not life-threatening.

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  • Fugitive FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured in Yankto
Fugitive FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs has been captured in Yankto

It isn't known why Jeffs was in southeast South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs reportedly has, or had, nine wives; Warren Jeffs had dozens of wives. Jeffs became a fugitive the weekend of June 18-19, 2016 when he slipped off his Global Positioning System ankle monitor using olive oil or another lubricant and fled from a Salt Lake City house where he wa...

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  • ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment
ACLU: Michelle Carter Conviction Violates First Amendment

In part of Judge Moniz's reasoning, the judge said Carter , in addition to her texts, had urged the boy during a phone call to get back in the truck that was being filled with deadly poison and that she did not alert authorities that Roy was taking his life.

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  • Thousands take to the streets to protest Philando Castile shooting verdict
Thousands take to the streets to protest Philando Castile shooting verdict

Anthony police officer who shot Philando Castile to death in July. Castile had a permit for the weapon. Jurors deliberated for about 29 hours over five days before reaching the verdict. Federal prosecutors would have to demonstrate Yanez acted, "willfully to deprive an individual of his rights". They contended that Castile was not a threat.

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  • Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba
Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

The president, who promised to be tough on Havana during the presidential campaign, outlined stricter enforcement of a long-time ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists and will seek to prevent US dollars from being used to fund what he sees as a repressive military-dominated government.

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  • Trump considering 'terminating' Robert Mueller, friend says
Trump considering 'terminating' Robert Mueller, friend says

A close personal friend of Donald Trump on Monday raised the politically explosive possibility that the president could take action to fire Robert Mueller , the recently appointed special counsel tasked with looking into Russian meddling in last year's election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign.

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  • US Congressman Scalise Showing Improvement After Being Shot — Lead Surgeon
US Congressman Scalise Showing Improvement After Being Shot — Lead Surgeon

Because Scalise is a member of House leadership, Capitol Police were present at the field. Scalise was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia. Once it has lodged in bone or muscle, "it's not going to do anything". Scalise should be able to walk again, Sava said...

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  • White House denies Trump wants Mueller out - but heat's on
White House denies Trump wants Mueller out - but heat's on

Rosenstein , who was speaking before the senate appropriations committee because Sessions has recused himself from all matters related to the Russian Federation investigation, said that only he has the authority in the justice department to fire Mueller and that he would do so only if the president's orders are "lawful and appropriate".

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  • White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions
White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

The package also would require a congressional review if a president attempts to ease or end current penalties. "Democrats and Republicans are joining together to warn the president he can not lift sanctions without our approval", the NY senator said .

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