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Trump Addresses Congressional Baseball Crowd to Call for Unity: 'Let's Play Ball'

The Congressional Baseball game was held on Thursday night despite gunfire at practice on Wednesday morning. Before the cheers - a moment of silence at second base. Police identified the gunman as John Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois. An injured police officer has been hailed after preventing a potential massacre in the baseball practice shooting that left top United States politician Steve Scalise in a critical condition.

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Comey's testimony emphasizes Trump's ongoing misconduct

This, Comey says, spurred him to leak the content of one of his memos documenting his conversation with Trump to a reporter, through an intermediary. "President Trump did not post on Twitter during James Comey's Senate testimony". Dianne Feinstein of California has said there should be further investigation. Well, if there are any recordings from the Trump White House, the U.S.

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Donald Trump calls federal probe into whether he obstructed justice "phony"

Feinstein has said the Judiciary Committee should investigate , but had asked Grassley to keep the investigations separate. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats has met with the Senate Intelligence Committee for more than three hours in a closed session as part of the panel's probe into Russian interference in USA elections.

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Watch Conrad Roy's father react to Michelle Carter's guilty verdict

In the trial, Carter's attorney argued she could not be held responsible as a medication she was on had caused her a level of intoxication. Sobs broke out throughout the courtroom when the verdict was announced. Roy aspired to be a tugboat captain and would be alive if not for Carter's actions, Rayburn said. Prosecutors focused on a series of text messages Carter sent Roy in the days before he killed himself.

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Dangerous heat wave to scorch the Southwestern US

As hot as it's expected to be, Pi said he does not believe any heat records to fall over the next five or so days. The peak of the heat wave will be Sunday, Monday and Tuesday with highs between 106 and 11 degrees. Friday morning, temperatures were already running 5-10 degrees higher than normal at 6 a.m.in the valley than they were the day before. Californias Heat Illness Prevention Standard requires employers to train workers on the signs and symptoms of heat illness, provide shade when ...

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Saints' Terron Armstead (labrum) expected to miss 4 to 6 months

Armstead was a third-round pick out of Arkansas-Pine Bluff in 2013 and was an immediate hit with the Saints . It's unclear whether there is any expectation that he will be able to return by the end of the season. In his Twitter post, Armstead wrote: "Heartbroken when I found out I need surgery!" I'll be back #WhoDatNation STRONGER! Unfortunately, injuries are nothing new to Armstead.

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

The Secret Service said Monday it doesn't have any tapes of Trump's conversations within the White House . "The short version is, if there are tapes, and if they are subpoenaed, I think the White House will probably have to turn them over", said Vladeck, according to CNN.

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Trump investigated for obstruction

Grassley said Comey's dismissal and Comey's testimony on Lynch should be looked at together, noting that Comey "took the opportunity in his testimony to clear his own name by denouncing as false the administration's claims that the FBI rank-and-file had lost confidence in Mr.

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Warmbier's father criticizes Obama administration

He opens his eyes and blinks spontaneously but shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands, said Dr. Daniel Kanter , professor of neurology and director of the Neurocritical Care Program. They said an examination of the rest of Mr Warmbier's body found no evidence of fractures that might be evidence of severe beatings. Otto Warmbier was a University of Virginia student when he was detained in January 2016 at Pyongyang airport on his way home.

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President Trump to reverse parts of Obama's Cuba policy

Trump is scheduled announce the new Cuba policies at 1 p.m at the Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana. While on the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump criticized President Obama's Cuba policy. Two years later, the policy was loosened even further allowing for Cuban products to be treated like any other foreign products for American travelers.

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US Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal: senior Iranian official

Cardin, the top Democrat on the foreign relations committee, said at the time that the measure was styled after 2015 legislation pushed by Republicans and approved overwhelmingly in the Senate that gave Congress a vote on whether Obama could lift sanctions against Iran .

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Texas Governor Signs Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Adoption Bill

Similar laws to Texas' House Bill 3859 have been passed in five other states, but Texas' law, modeled after a South Dakota law, is the first to extend to state-funded agencies. The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT lobbying group in the US, also denounced the passage of the bill, with the group's national field director Marty Rouse saying in a statement Thursday that Texas "has codified anti-LGBT discrimination into law".

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4th day for jurors in Minnesota trial over motorist shooting

The jury deliberated 29 hours and heard two weeks of testimony about the July 6 traffic stop, in which Yanez pulled over a auto driven by Castile, 32, with his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter as passengers. The shooting drew widespread attention and condemnation in part because Castile's girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the shooting live on Facebook.

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Male, female or X? Oregon adds third option to driver's licenses

Last June, an OR judge granted Jamie Shupe , a retired Army tank mechanic , the right to legally identify as non-binary. Having the third option on legal documentation can help reduce discrimination and raise awareness of "the spectrum of gender identity", said Diane Goodwin, spokeswoman for Basic Rights Oregon , an advocacy group that campaigned for the "X" option.

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President Trump hires family party planner to run NY housing authority

A former senior advisor for Trump's presidential campaign, Patton has also reportedly served as vice president for the Eric Trump Foundation (currently under investigation for fraud ) since 2011. "We're through the looking glass here with so many things we're seeing in the Trump administration", Mayor de Blasio said . " She said the N/A meant "not applicable", and wrote, "When did you finish law school" but you know you never did, you could answer N/A because it doesn't apply to you".

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DC, Maryland AGs to file suit against President Trump over business dealings

Trump's continued ownership of a global business empire has rendered the president "deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors" and has undermined the integrity of the USA political system, the lawsuit claimed.

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Penn State to debut retro uniforms Sept. 30 against Indiana

The Nittany Lions put up a surprising 2016 campaign en route to a trip to the Rose Bowl. The 1950s to '70s style helmets will be their traditional white, with a blue stripe down the middle, gray facemask and the numbers on the sides. Players seemed to really embrace the throwback look, with offensive tackle Andrew Nelson saying that the helmet numbers were his favorite part of the new uniform while safety Marcus Allen was quick to point out the white cleats that the players will wear as part ...

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Investigators for special counsel will soon speak to senior intelligence officials

One of Trump's attorneys, during an interview on Sunday, wouldn't rule out the possibility the president would fire the special counsel . However, in this case, Attorney General Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsTrump allies' attacks against special counsel could backfire The Memo: Trump allies turn fire on Mueller Warren calls for Sessions to be fired MORE has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation - a decision that has created tension between Trump and Sessions.

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Fire crews battle blaze in northern New Mexico

Forest officials issued warnings about poor air quality throughout the region. The blaze was first reported about 10:45 a.m. Thursday. The fire is about 20 miles away from Los Alamos and burn scars from previous fires in the area may keep it from hitting the city.

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Report Ties Trump Comments and Damaging Leaks

Mueller is the special counsel within the FBI who's been brought in to head the investigation into Trump and the Russian connection. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was asked about news reports suggesting Trump was mulling letting Mueller go, but said he has not seen evidence he has cause to fire Mueller.

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Angry Trump decries being target of Russian Federation probe

We don't know whether special counsel Mueller is investigating a potential obstruction of justice case based on Comey's assertion that Trump asked him at that April 14 meeting to drop the FBI's investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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'Dear Evan Hansen' takes home most statuettes at 71st Tony Awards

Spacey responded by appearing in Norma Desmond's jeweled gown from Sunset Boulevard . Spacey, dressed as Close, sang "I'm coming out." and then paused, tantalizingly. In a bid to get her off the stage , the show's orchestra started playing but that didn't stop her as she continued giving her shout outs before telling the musicians to 'shut that crap off, ' making the auditorium laugh out loud.

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Trump tweets about Clinton after news of obstruction of justice investigation

President Donald Trump blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Twitter after expressing frustration with reports that he is under investigation for potential obstruction of justice. This dramatic development indicates that Mueller has moved from investigating whether there were ties between Moscow and members of Trump's election campaign that advanced the then-Republican candidate in the race to focusing on the USA president himself and his alleged attempts to torpedo the ...

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Comey to Testify Publicly Next Thursday - Unless Trump Blocks Him

While, in a general sense, that's widely understood and open to different interpretations, it would make for uncomfortable headlines. Despite this expressed protection, however, such privilege isn't "absolute" - especially certain facts about Comey's upcoming testimony break with precedence.

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Three lawmakers question Kushner Companies on concerns over White House tie

There is no indication Kushner is now a target of the probe and there are no allegations he committed any wrongdoing. "We have a lot of meetings". The news website Politico called Kushner the White House's " lead distraction" following what is being seen as Trump's mostly successful first foreign trip, which featured a stopover in Israel.

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Wisconsin business leaders to meet with Trump

After the president's health care remarks, he continued his whirlwind trip by visiting Waukesha County Technical College. Participating business leaders are from Rockwell Manufacturing, Oshkosh Corporation, Briggs & Stratton, Mercury Marine and Quad Graphics.

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Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller

Mr Ruddy was at the White House on Monday to meet government aides, but did not speak to the president, Mr Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer said . In that role, Rosenstein has the authority to fire Mueller under some circumstances. Mueller is overseeing the special counsel investigating the potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, and whether or not Russian Federation successfully meddled in the 2016 election.

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Trump reportedly under investigation for obstruction of justice in Russian Federation probe

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. The Washington Post reported that Trump was not under investigation personally until Comey was sacked on May 9, but he is now being investigated.

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Texas unemployment rate for May slips to 4.8 percent

The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May, a 0.2-percentage-point drop from April. The biggest monthly jobs jump came in the leisure and hospitality sector with the addition of 400 jobs; retail trade and professional and business services, each gained 200 jobs over the month.

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Scalise Shooter's Guns Indentified, Determined to Be Legally Purchased

In the hours after the attack in Alexandria, Virginia, a picture began to emerge of a shooter with a mostly minor arrest record who worked as a home inspector and despised the Republican Party . Two days later neighbors called police to say Hodgkinson had fired off 50 shots into the air. In Belleville, residents continued to grapple with the news that one of their own, a man many knew could be quick to anger, but who many said didn't show outward signs of violence, could have committed the ...

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Sessions: Russia link claims a detestable lie

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. "That goes to the heart of the question of whether the president may have obstructed justice". Trump said he felt "vindicated" by Comey's testimony .

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Tyronn Lue on Cavaliers vs Warriors: "I don't see a big gap"

The Golden State Warriors secured their second National Basketball Association championship in three seasons with a 129-120 Game Five win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday, capping a near-perfect run through the playoffs. Once LeBron James becomes a free agent in 2018, people around the National Basketball Association feel like the Cleveland Cavaliers have no guarantee that their superstar will be returning, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

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US Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russia

Trump was especially effusive about Russian president Vladimir Putin during the 2016 US election campaign, though his openness to closer ties to Moscow has tempered somewhat, with his administration on the defensive over investigations into Russian meddling in the election.

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Theresa May to visit London fire victims

London firefighters traumatised by the devastation they witnessed worked on Thursday to make the building safe so they could continue the search for more victims. Many other London councils have released statements providing reassurance to residents living in tall blocks of flats. Opponents of May's government demanded to know whether more could have been done to prevent the disaster, if building precautions such as fire doors had been properly implemented and if spending cuts to local ...

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Puerto Rico votes to become 51st state of America

Ricardo Rossello said that voters have sent a strong and clear message to the US Congress and the world. Free association is an official affiliation with the United States. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens with the right to move to one of the 50 states. In Washington last month, Rossello called for an end to "500 years of colonial status" and "100 years of US citizenship without full rights".


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