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Firefighters yet to fully search burnt London tower block - fire brigade chief

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working class, multi-ethnic neighborhood. London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said the fire was "unprecedented". Murphy, who lives on the 14th floor, last spoke to the family between 1:30 and 2 a.m. Wednesday, Racz said. Help! Help!' The fire brigade could only help downstairs.

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Virginia shooting: Republican House Whip Steve Scalise 'critical'

Scalise, meanwhile, is in critical condition after being badly wounded and undergoing surgery. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, said a member of his staff was shot and is receiving medical attention. Special agents with Capitol Police, David Bailey and Krystal Griner, were also among those injured. Fleischmann told the World News Tonight anchor that he was preparing to leave the baseball field after practice when he heard "one, single, loud pop".

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Zinke content with Maine monument as public land

That's especially so, it says, when a president is correcting a predecessor's act that exceeded what a law intended - such as creating vast monuments when the Antiquities Act says they should consist of "the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of the objects to be protected".

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Belleville man identified as Alexandria shooter

In a national address, Trump appealed for unity following the morning assault in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia , which came amid high political tension in the U.S. Sanders said he denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms". They had gathered for the annual congressional baseball match between Republicans and Democrats which raises money for charity.

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Lousiana Rep. Scalise among those shot at congressional baseball team practice

Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said the two wounded police officers do not have life-threatening injuries. "He had been shot in the hip", Flake said. "He will recover from this assault", Mr Trump said. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good", the president said in an address to the country from the Diplomatic Room of the White House .

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Trump makes surprise visit to hospital where Scalise is being treated

Republican House of Representatives Majority Whip Scalise was in stable condition, a statement said on Wednesday. One Capitol Hill police officer suffered a gunshot wound and another officer twisted an ankle. "The shooter was moving toward the dugout where the members were, and they were able to take him down". Members on both sides of the aisle reported a new series of threats Wednesday after the shooting, prompting new debate about whether members need additional security.

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Kathy Griffin facing secret service probe over Trump head images

They are using me as the shining object so no one talks about his FBI investigation. It's in your face. The president said she should be "ashamed of herself ", the first lady questioned Griffin's mental health while Trump's daughter-in-law Lara blasted the comic on Hannity Wednesday night.

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12-year-old California girl wins National Spelling Bee

Four spellers remain in the Scripps National Spelling Bee almost two hours after the primetime finals began. As the New York Times reports, Vinay sailed through the first 36 rounds of the spelling competition - correctly figuring out words we've never even heard of before, like konditorei and heiligenschein - before she even entered Thursday's championship round.

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Rep. DeSantis Had 'Odd' Encounter With Man Before Virginia Shooting

Our world has changed a little bit here". The Washington Post has identified the accused man in custody as a James T. Hodgkinson of IL. The shooting likely "would have been a massacre" had Scalise's security detail not been at the practice and able to return fire at the shooter , DeSantis said.

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It's President Trump's 71st birthday

Former FBI Director James Comey's testimony made clear that President Trump meant to obstruct justice. House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs said the proposal should be viewed as a blueprint for what Republicans would require of Democrats in order to be willing to approve a tax hike to help balance the state's budget.

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A morning's baseball drill becomes an assault on Republicans

Steve Scalise is being treated for his injuries following Wednesday's shooting at a Republican congressional baseball practice . So it hardly seemed unusual when a man approached Rep. "Let me be as clear as I can be". Former Democratic 2016 contender Sanders acknowledged on the Senate floor that the shooter apparently was a volunteer for his campaign a year ago, and denounced the violence "in the strongest possible terms".

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Trump Is Under Investigation For Obstruction of Justice

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. The NSA reportedly plans to "fully cooperate with the special counsel" in the investigation into Trump's actions. Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B.

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Trump Says Obamacare In "Death Spiral"

And that's even before former FBI Director James Comey, whom Trump has appeared to admit firing in part to ease his worries over the bureau's Russian Federation probe, testifies in what is being called the "Super Bowl" of recent congressional hearings on Thursday.

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Michigan Native Among Those Shot at Virginia Baseball Field

Mika has worked as a lobbyist for Tysons Foods for more than six years and is director of government relations in the company's D.C. office. He was taken to a local hospital and is now listed in critical condition following surgery. Matt Mika was identified by Tyson Foods as a victim of the shooting in Alexandria. During his time as a staffer, he served as a legislative aide for Congressman Tim Walberg and as a legislative assistant to now-retired Michigan Congressman Dave Camp.

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Explosion Rocks Wisconsin Ethanol Plant

The federal agency reported that the plant's filters lacked an explosion protection system and ordered the facility to fix it. Records showed Didion paid a fine and OSHA closed the case in September 2013. Florence Street in Cambria following a deadly explosion at Didion Milling late Wednesday, May 31st. Officials say three died following the Wednesday night incident, and recovery crews found the final missing person.

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Powerball ticket worth $447.8 million is sold in Riverside County

Monday is the earliest the victor can redeem their fortune, but they have up to a year to cash in. California is one of 44 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. The store is located in the midst of Sun City, a retirement community off Interstate 215 in Menifee, about 70 miles north of San Diego. Alberre said it was the third ticket sold at the store worth over $1 million, and by far the largest.

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Steve Scalise, Republican congressman, shot at Virginia ballpark

Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-Alabama), lauded the bravery of the two Capitol Police officers, saying that despite being wounded, they returned fire in an effort to protect the congressmen. His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans, including President Donald Trump . Also shot were a congressional staffer and members of the Capitol police force.

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Sessions Tells Senate Little, is Accused of Impeding Probe

I never had meetings with Russian operatives or Russian intermediaries about the Trump campaign . Trump responded to Comey's testimony during a news conference at the White House one day later, effectively accusing him of lying under oath about being asked for a pledge of loyalty and bringing the Flynn probe to an end.

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United employee pushes 71-year-old customer to the ground

The video captures pensioner Ronald Tigner being shoved by a former employee Alejandro Anastasia - just two months after the worldwide backlash when a clip emerged of Dr David Dao being forcefully removed from a United Airlines flight.

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Reward increases to $70000 for escaped inmates

Dubose and Rowe are considered to be armed and extremely risky. A bus carrying prisoners was making its way through central Georgia when two inmates stormed the driver's compartment. Myrick said it is a possibility that Rowe and Dubose had planned the escape, but that they were not informed of their transfer on Tuesday. The dark green, four-door 2004 Honda Civic they hijacked on Ga.

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Hearing gets underway in case of Penn State pledge's death

Sixteen Penn State fraternity brothers were in court Monday, all facing charges connected with the death of a pledge. Piazza died at a hospital February 4 from traumatic brain injury and had suffered severe abdominal bleeding as well as a skull fracture and other injuries.

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Donald Trump won't attend congressional baseball game after shooting

The Alabama lawmaker said his colleague left a trail of blood as he crawled away: "We started giving him the liquids, I put pressure on his wound in his hip". Speaking from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room, he said: "We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good".

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Deliberations resume in police officer's manslaughter trial

Paul suburb. Yanez faces one count of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of risky discharge of a firearm for endangering the lives of Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter when he fired seven bullets into the vehicle.

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Michigan congressmen at baseball field during shooting

Both of us are okay", Bishop , of Rochester, tweeted. - Michigan Representative Mike Bishop was uninjured in the shooting Wednesday morning in Washington DC where the House Majority Whip was shot in the hip. "As we were standing here this morning, a gunman walked up to the fence line and just began to shoot". "He had a rifle that was clearly meant for the job of taking people out, multiple casualties, and he had several rounds and magazines that he kept unloading and reloading".

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Virginia Primaries: Gillespie wins close Republican race; Northam clinches Democratic

Nohe believes Stewart will also have a key role to play in uniting the party to move it toward the general election. Gillespie won the state with just over one percent of the vote, beating out Prince William County Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart , and Virginia State Senator Frank Wagner .

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Atty. Gen. Sessions to testify next week in response to Comey hearing

Mr Sessions did not say in the letter whether his appearance would be in public or behind closed doors. "I previously accepted an invitation to testify on behalf of the Department of Justice before the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees about the department's FY18 budget, which funds the department's efforts in several important areas such as combating the opioid crisis and violent crime", Sessions wrote to Sen.

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James T. Hodgkinson identified as suspect in Alexandria shooting

Tyson Foods confirmed the report in a statement. And: As Washington plays rope-a-dope with Trump , Gundlach says cash is king. Trump later visited the hospital where Scalise was recovering. Perhaps the shock of a gunman opening fire with a rifle early Wednesday at GOP lawmakers practicing for their annual charity baseball game will change the toxic atmosphere on Capitol Hill.

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US Congressman Steve Scalise shot at baseball practice in Virginia

The other, according to the statement, "is hospitalized and is reported to be in stable condition". Scalise, 51, is the House of Representatives Majority Whip and the third-ranking politician in the lower chamber of the US Congress .

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Rep. Scalise in stable condition after shot at congressional baseball practice

Crystal Griner and David Bailey - were also hurt. That game will go on, according to NBC News . A rifle-wielding critic of President Donald Trump opened fire Wednesday on U.S. "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues", his office said in a previous statement at 2:30 p.m.

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What Is The Congressional Baseball Game?

Four people were wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire on Republicans gathered for practice on a baseball field outside Washington ahead of Thursday's annual Congressional Baseball Game. And the congressional baseball game itself, a good-natured battle of Democrats versus Republicans, is scheduled to go on Thursday night as planned, an announcement that was met with cheers from the members.

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Acquaintance of Alexandria shooting suspect: 'He could have a short temper'

Nearly every day for the last month and a half, former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and alleged congressional baseball shooter James Hodgkinson chatted when they bumped into each other at the local YMCA. An acquaintance of Hodgkinson told the Washington Post that he had gone to Iowa to campaign for Sen. He was also a prolific writer of letters-to-the-editor; his local paper, the Belleville News-Democrat, published nine years worth of his screeds against Republican tax polices today.

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Congress baseball attack: Louisiana rep critcal; gunfire caught on camera

Ahead of his visit, a White House official said Trump may only be able to visit Scalise's family, which has gathered at the facility, since the lawmaker himself remains critically ill. "It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co". DeSantis said he did not know whether the man was the shooter. Police received the 911 call reporting the shooting at 7:09 a.m., Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said.

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Trump makes hospital visit after congressional baseball shooting

Scalise was critically injured and remains in critical condition ", said MedStar Washington Hospital in a statement via Twitter. "He entered the room, spoke with Scalise's family, and sat by his bedside with Mrs Trump", he said. Barth has been hospitalized in stable condition and is "doing well", according to Williams. "I think some of the TV attack ads make it easier for the general population to want to resort to personal attacks", he said.

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Trump calls leak of Comey memo 'cowardly'

When [my father] tells you to do something, guess what? Mr Comey told Congress under oath he believed he was sacked to influence his investigation into the Trump campaign. He painted Trump as a chief executive dismissive of the FBI's independence and made clear that he interpreted Trump's request to end an investigation into the former national security adviser as an order coming from the president.

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Sessions: Collusion Suggestions Are 'Appalling And Detestable'

As Congress investigates Russia's interference with the U.S. election, Sessions appeared before Congress to testify on his undisclosed conversations with Russian officials throughout the campaign. I'm following historic policies of Department of Justice . Comey referred frequently to the attorney general and included the tantalizing tidbit that there were "facts that I can't discuss in an open setting".


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