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Cuba denounces Trump's policy rollback

On a positive note, the Cuban government said the two countries had proven over the past two years that they could cooperate and coexist in a civil manner, respecting their respective differences. Under the expected changes, the USA will ban American financial transactions with the dozens of enterprises run by the military-linked corporation GAESA, which operates dozens of hotels, tour buses, restaurants and other facilities.

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Crapo-backed Russian Federation sanctions bill passes Senate

It also allows Congress to review any administration attempts to ease, suspend or end sanctions. It also establishes new sanctions against those conducting cyberattacks on behalf of the Russian government as well as supplying arms to Syrian President Bashar Assad, and it allows for sanctions to hit Russia's mining, metals, shipping and railways sectors.

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LSU names Scalise honorary CWS coach, will send game ball

Almost 300 Division-I college baseball teams took the field this season. The Seminoles (45-21) won both games, which started a run where they would win the ACC tournament, win four straight in the Tallahassee Region after dropping the first game and then sweep Sam Houston State in last weekend's Super Region.

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Ramirez 2 HRs, Indians beat Twins 9-3 in doubleheader opener

Bradley Zimmer added two hits and four RBIs for Cleveland, which has won three games in a row and the first two of the series in Minnesota. Especially now that the Indians are tied for first place. Then, down in the count, 1-2, Zimmer smacked a two-run single into right field, which brought around Encarnacion and Santana. Joc Pederson homered for the second straight game as the Dodgers piled up seven extra-base hits.

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Mistrial in Cosby case

Steele declined comment on a statement from Cosby's wife , Camille , which called him "heinously and exploitively ambitious". She went on to say that Cosby led her to a couch where she was incapacitated as the star groped her breasts and began to sexually assault her.

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Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones. Also hurt but released from hospitals were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. Griner is still hospitalized at MedStar and "in good spirits", Sava said. At Friday's hospital news conference, Scalise's chief of staff Brett Horton read a statement from Jennifer Scalise, the congressman's wife.

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McGovern: Judge's ruling finds Michelle Carter's words killed Conrad Roy

Second, there are real First Amendment implications with this verdict. Michelle Carter now faces up to 20 years in jail for her role in the death of Conrad Roy III , who took his own life in July 2014. No more pain. It's okay to be scared and it's normal. "I mean, you're about to die". "I'm the only one he told things too". During the trial, the judge heard extensive readings of text-message exchanges between Carter and Roy , both of whom struggled with emotional problems.

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Pence hires outside legal counsel

After interviewing a series of candidates, Pence reportedly hired former USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Richard Cullen , now the chairman and a senior litigation partner at the firm McGuireWoods, which, incidentally, is where former F.B.I.

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: Robert Mueller Won't Be Fired Without Cause

He noted that Mueller can "only be fired for good cause", and it would be his job to put that good cause into writing. "The attorney general is the one who has to fire him", said CNN's senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on "Anderson Cooper 360".

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Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'

Trump said his actions bypassed the military and the government to help the Cuban people form businesses and pursue much better lives. Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with on topics of mutual interest. In addition, the U.S. government is to police other trips to ensure travelers are pursuing a "full-time schedule of educational exchange activities".

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Give Robert Mueller a chance on Russian Federation probe

The White House initially claimed that Rosenstein's memo contributed to Trump's decision to fire Comey. US PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP , in a tweet, responding to reports that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. Rosenstein's selection of Mueller puts the probe in the special counsel's hands, but it would still fall to Rosenstein to make decisions about resources, staffing and, ultimately, prosecutions, ABC News pointed out.

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Warriors, Cavaliers working on fourth finals in a row

Golden State locked up its fifth championship in franchise history with a 129-120 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif . Unless the team can find a way back in, the Warriors will have no draft picks this year . The Golden State Warriors made a strong case to be called one of the best teams in National Basketball Association history after a near-perfect run through the playoffs resulted in their second ...

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Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has severe brain damage

Fred Warmbier said he was stunned when told of his son's condition one week ago. He said Warmbier was breathing on his own. He added that it was cruel for North Korea to keep Warmbier in his comatose state for more than a year before returning him to the U.S.

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Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Dr. Jack Sava said Friday that when Scalise arrived "he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", but that doctors had made "a lot of progress" in stopping the bleeding. Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. Scalise, who has had two surgeries, will need additional operations and will be in the hospital for "a considerable period of time, presumably weeks", Sava said.

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Thousands take to the streets to protest Philando Castile shooting verdict

Yanez, who is Latino, was charged with second-degree manslaughter. The jury opted for acquittal, clearing Yanez of manslaughter Friday after five days of deliberation that almost ended in deadlock. They contended that Castile was not a threat. Castile family lawyer Glenda Hatchett vowed to continue fighting. After the verdict, Castile's mother, Valerie told the media, "There has always been a systemic problem in the state of Minnesota, and me thinking, common sense that we would get ...

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Final arguments set in trial of Minnesota cop charged in fatal shooting

No explanation was given for the request. Paulsen explained to jurors that even if Castile pulled the gun, no bullets were in the gun's chamber at the time and Castile would have had to use both hands to fire the gun anyway. Yanez testified Friday that he meant that he didn't know where the gun was "up until I saw it in his right thigh area". He also cited testimony from first responders who saw Castile's gun in his pocket as he was loaded onto a backboard.

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Cuba Denounces Trump Move To Roll Back Obama-Era Opening

President Donald Trump announced Friday he would reverse the policy changes made by the Obama administration to improve relations with Cuba , a move some say will devastate businesses on the Communist-ruled island. Only the U.S. Congress can lift the embargo, and lawmakers, especially those of Cuban heritage, like Sen. "Honestly, I think is this all about politics", Aviña said.

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Rep. Steve Scalise is a Roommate of Southern Illinois Congressman

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. Despite his optimism, Sava said Scalise's condition remained critical: "He will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries".

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

The measure covers new sanctions on Russia's mining, energy, metals, railways and shipping projects as well as punitive actions against Russian cyber threat actors and the country's involvement in weapons delivery to Syrian government. The Trump administration has pushed back against the bill, and his fellow Republicans hold a commanding 238- to 193-seat majority in the chamber. The new bill would slap sanctions on companies in other countries looking to invest in those projects in the ...

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Iran vows measures against new US sanctions

The committee would debate the draft of the motion during an open session on July 2 after the parliament's two-week recess, Kamal Dehqan Firouzabadi, the committee's deputy chairman, told IRNA on Saturday. However, in a recent move, the US Senate passed a bill that grants the government to impose new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program.

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Shot US lawmaker still 'critical' but improving, doctor says

Although "infection is a significant risk", the physician said, "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". It's an attack which sent several to the hospital including two Capitol police officers and Congressman Steve Scalise . Rep. Franks says, "I have been notified there is an investigation I might be involved in". "He's having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought", he said, adding that he hoped the country could become more unified in the aftermath of the shooting.

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Crash: Race to find 7 missing U.S. navy crew begins

Investigators now face trying to determine how a sophisticated US warship collided with a container ship four times its size. Most of the more than 200 sailors aboard would have been asleep in their berths at the time of the pre-dawn crash.

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Lawmakers Press, Trump Still Not Saying If Comey Tapes Exist

Trump has been coy about whether any recordings exist of his private conversations with Comey, who was dismissed by the president in May. Last Thursday, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that it was this tweet that prompted him to leak his memos, via a law professor friend from Columbia University, to the press.

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GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

Suzanne Hodgkinson was visibly shaken during the interview as she was escorted by St. Clair Deputy Chief Rick Wagner. As a result, those with whom we disagree are no longer people who have inherent worth and dignity, but the enemy who must be defeated and whose belief systems are destroying our nation.

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Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s

Gingrich has soured on Mueller since the Washington Post report and also the discovery that several of the staffers hired by Mueller have given money to Democratic candidates. "How dare you smear a man who served this country honorably for decades in both war and peace, winning the Bronze Star and Purple Heart", Scarborough wrote .

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White House: Trump 'has no intention' to fire Mueller

Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) excoriated Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Tuesday morning for, well, not being Jeff Sessions . But Stephen Gillers, a New York University professor who specializes in legal and judicial ethics, said the Mueller interview with Trump presented "no conflict whatsoever".

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Top three golfers out, four non-major winners share US Open lead

The 34-year-old finished second in both the US Open and Open Championship in 2015, with his remarkable performance at Chambers Bay leaving him as the holder of two tournament records. Open record that had stood since there were 39 subpar rounds at Medinah in 1990. Joining Johnson , McIlroy , Day and Willett in going home early are a host of fellow big names.

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Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial Just Ended In A Mistrial

The lawyers appealed for privacy for Constand and her family. After a brief criminal investigation that was ended due to lack of evidence, Constand sued Cosby in 2005; the case was settled the following year for an undisclosed sum. During her cross examination, she deflected many questions and defense lawyer Angela Agrusa pressed her about a second call from Cosby which she hid.

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Gunman kills three, self at San Francisco UPS facility

The four people who died, including the gunman, in Wednesday morning's shooting inside a San Francisco UPS facility have been identified, police said. A SWAT team then entered the building, and when they found the shooter he aimed his weapon to his head and shot himself, according to SFPD Assistant Chief Toney Chaplin.

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Northam defeats Perriello for Democratic nomination for governor; Gillespie wins GOP nod

He defeated Corey Stewart , a former Trump state campaign chairman who made preserving Virginia's Confederate history a top campaign issue. Winchester State Sen. Northam said he'd do everything he could to reach out to Perriello backers. The Democratic campaign focused on Northam's experience as a lawmaker working with Republicans, and Perriello saying he could better harness the frustration voters feel over Trump to forge a new direction for the party and bring in new voters for the ...

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Congressman in critical condition after being shot during baseball practice

Steve Scalise . In addition to Mr Scalise , a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were wounded on Wednesday morning when a man opened fire as the Republican lawmakers practised for the game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.

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MI farmers oppose changing Cuba policy

Despite his effort to roll back parts of his predecessor Barack Obama's cuba policy, Trump stopped short of closing us embassy in Cuba. On the surface, the announcement appears to benefit the territory; Cuba , if opened to full commerce with America, including travel, serves as an huge threat to not only the U.S.

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Grenfell Tower victims and community leaders meeting PM at Downing Street

The Syria Solidarity Campaign said Alhajali, a civil engineering student, had been in a flat on the 14th floor when the fire broke out, and had spent two hours on the phone to a friend in Syria. Emergency services are searching the building for a third day . Demonstrators from the Grenfell Tower area had gathered to protest the council's failure to act on warnings over fire safety in the building.

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HUNG JURY: Jurors unable to reach verdict in Cosby sex assault trial

The panel told Judge Steven T O'Neill that they were unable to reach a consensus against Cosby, who is facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault . "She believes things happen for a reason". "It's too early to celebrate Mr. Cosby", she said. Valliere, a sexual assault expert, described the usual and unusual patterns of a sexual assault victim.

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GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death

A statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center released late Wednesday said the bullet that hit Scalise "travelled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding". our country will perhaps become closer, more unified". CBN News contacted the offices of the acongressmen; however, staff say they can not make any further comments because it's an ongoing investigation.


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