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

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. Not only did he possibly confirm that he's being investigated, but he shit on his deputy attorney general and sullied his already soiled Twitter name in 140 characters.

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Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

President Donald Trump says GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us". "And that's what we have to make sure that we, as Americans, say 'enough is enough.' If politics and policy differences are what divide us, there are ways to solve those.do it at the ballot box".

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The complex issues of the Russian Federation probe, special counsel

Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller on May 17 as special counsel to head the inquiry into the Russian Federation matter. Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month for probes by a special counsel and congressional committees, lashed out on Thursday after a report that he was under investigation for possible obstruction of justice.

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Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

Louis reports . With the chief deputy of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department by her side, she said she felt "horrible" about the actions of her husband of almost 30 years. "My daughters don't deserve all this", she said. Sue Hodgkinson said she and James were married for nearly 30 years. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector and activist who volunteered on the presidential campaign of Sen.

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Scalise undergoes more surgery and will require 'additional operations'

He also says that Scalise received many units of transfused blood for hemorrhaging. President Donald Trump spoke at the White House, saying Scalise's condition is more hard than initially thought. Capitol Police. He called for replacing "the attacks of hateful personal politics and resistance" with respect. After hearing the news, Democrats gathered together in the baseball field where they had been practicing and closed their eyes, praying for colleagues, staff and friends who had been ...

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There's been at least 1 mass shooting every month this year

And, then the same old fight: Democrats will renew their calls for gun control , which have failed repeatedly at the federal level, and Republicans will maintain their staunch party loyalty to the Second Amendment, the NRA, and the gun lobby that donates so generously to their campaigns.

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Mueller's investigators to speak to intel officials

But at a separate hearing, Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller and continues to oversee the investigation, promised lawmakers he would not permit Mueller to be dismissed without legitimate reason. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. Trump interviewed Mueller for the director's position days before Rosenstein picked Mueller as special counsel for the Russian Federation probe, Sanders confirmed Tuesday.

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Trump May Be Laying Groundwork to Fire Mueller — WashPost

Many signs point to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who appointed the special counsel. Trump's tweets Friday were especially remarkable considering the context that Trump was repeatedly asking Comey and other investigators to go on the record to say he wasn't under investigation.

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Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. Officials familiar with the matter describe friction on the Justice Department's fourth and fifth floors, home to the suite of offices belonging to the deputy attorney general and the attorney general, respectively, in part because of Rosenstein's handling of the Russian Federation matter.

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A day after Alexandria shooting, Congressional Baseball Game commences

So Young Pak, director of media relations at MedStar Washington Hospital Center where Scalise is being treated, gave no additional details about his condition. The annual congressional baseball game in Washington has been hailed as a rare and welcome moment of unity among lawmakers of both major parties.

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Congressman's shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Jack Sava leaves a news conference in Washington , Friday, June 16, 2017 , about the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond , the Democrats' star pitcher, said he and Scalise are close friends and work together on many local issues, but there's an intense rivalry on the baseball field.

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Trump Administration Rips Leaks Surrounding Mueller Probe

Fake NewsFox News have confirmed that this was all Rosenstein's shade to catch: Rosenstein's May memo critical of ex-FBI Director James Comey's performance was among the reasons cited by Trump and others in Comey's firing . Mr Trump campaigned on a pledge to roll back Mr Obama's historic reform, which supporters said nudged Cuba towards political change by removing the "US threat" as an excuse for the status quo.

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Trump interviewed Robert Mueller for Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein was praised for the Mueller appointment. Under questioning from Sen. "One of my sources reached out to me just before we went on air, and they said there's mass hysteria in the West Wing about this".

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Trump bashes probes into his 'non-dealings' with Russian Federation

Trump expressed frustration Thursday at the prospect of that review, again taking to Twitter to denounce the probe as a " witch hunt ", and complaining that Hillary Clinton should be the subject of a Russia-related investigation, not him.

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Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

On a baseball diamond in Washington , D.C., there was a symbolic gathering of Democrats and Republicans that discarded all partisanship and came together as "Team Scalise". the game will go on". "U-S-A!" as the game began. He was injured by shrapnel during the shooting and used crutches to walk to the mound. Scalise has always taken the game very seriously, according to his Capitol Hill colleagues.

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Robert Mueller hires 13 lawyers to handle Russian Federation investigation

Former FBI director James Comey, in his testimony last week, quite clearly was laying the factual predicate for a possible obstruction charge - detailing Trump's efforts to persuade Comey to drop the investigation of Michael T. On Thursday, Trump denounced the report that he was being scrutinized for possible obstruction, calling it a "phony story". Rosenstein in a memo to Trump raised concerns over Comey, and later appointed Mueller as special counsel.

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Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Team Trump initially cited the memo as the reason for canning Comey - only to be contradicted days later by the president himself, who said he canned the top G-man because of the investigation into Russian Federation and the possible collusion of his aides in the effort.

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Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open

Open, Johnson had played in 21 events and finished outside the top 13 just four times. World number two McIlroy meanwhile - who earlier in the week had advised players unable to hit the fairways to "pack their bags" - was left at five-over-par after a second round 71.

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Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

The younger Roy was found dead in his pickup truck on July 13, 2014, after poisoning himself with carbon monoxide . MA juvenile court judge Lawrence Moniz stated that Carter was " mindful " of the carbon monoxide fumes that were accumulating inside Roy's pickup truck, yet instructed and encouraged the troubled teen to get back inside the vehicle.

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Gunman who shot US Congressman had a list of lawmakers to kill

CBS News reported that the note was not necessarily an "assassination list", but that it indicated Hodgkinson had recently focused on the individuals on the list. Hodgkinson was killed by Capital Police. The offices of both senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to divulge specifics about their content.

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Adam Hadwin set to make cut at US Open

In all, 23 players are within four shots of the lead. Jordan Spieth wasn't part of the high-profile horde of players that missed the cut at Erin Hills . Open and the top six golfers are separated by three strokes. Lots of talent, just looking for that one break-out moment. Winning the U.S. Open is something he has thought about many times, the 26-year-old from Southport said.

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The GOP Health Care Plan Could Wipe Out Nearly a Million Jobs

Trump reportedly talked about having a bill come out of the Senate that protects people with preexisting conditions and having a tax credit that works for low income elderly Americans, according to the story originally reported by the Associated Press .

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What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

And deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said simply: "Chris speaks for himself". A person close to Trump's legal team said earlier Tuesday that there have been no discussions about firing Mueller with the legal team.

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

Scalise was shot in the hip Wednesday morning while practicing for a Congressional baseball game. However, according to Dr. Jack Sava , Rep. Scalise's condition has improved slightly. Fragments from the gunshot wound could pose an issue but doctors said that attempting to remove them would cause greater stress to his recovery. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family.

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Cuba Denounces Trump's New Measures

The Treasury Department said individuals who bought an airline ticket or rented a room or vehicle before Trump's announcement could make additional travel-related purchases for that travel under the Obama policy, even if their trip to Cuba takes place after the new, stricter Trump regulations go into effect.

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Double bogey taints Hadwin's second round at US Open

Oosthuizen, whose sole major title to date came at St Andrews in 2010, birdied the first, fourth, seventh and eighth to move to four under par, while 2015 victor Spieth had covered his first 11 holes in level par. "It's nice to get back up there". "If you look at the golf course and talk to me, Jason or Rory, this course sets up ideal for us", world No.1 Johnson said.

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Kellyanne Says Mueller's Legal Team Is Anti

Essentially, Rosenstein is saying he would not approach a presidential order to fire Mueller in the same way that he approached the president's request to come up with a pretext for firing FBI Director James Comey . The suggestion that the scope of Mueller's investigation may extend beyond the Trump campaign's activity to the recent firing of the FBI Director would indicate that the special counsel could be looking into a possible cover-up.

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Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

Donnie Rowe , 43, and Ricky Dubose , 24, were apprehended following a auto chase with police about an hour's drive southeast of Nashville, said Stephen Emmett, a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta. Before their arrest, they had said that at least one of them shot and killed the officers. Two Georgia inmates were last reported making their way north after authorities said they murdered two corrections officers.

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Addressing climate change is an urgent issue

Polling results from Yale University's Climate Change in the American Mind survey conducted after the US election show that 73 per cent of Trump voters would like to see the USA use more renewable energy. "The measure adopted relevant sections of the Paris agreement as state law, which gives us legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawai'i, despite the Federal government's withdrawal from the treaty", Hawaii Sen.

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Amazon to buy Whole Foods for USD13.4 Billion

The US retail market is valued at USD130 Billion. Amazon ( AMZN ) stock also jumped 2.44 percent to $987.71 on Friday on traded volume of 11.47 million shares versus average volume of 3.74 million shares. The deal, which began when Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos approached Whole Foods CEO John Mackey about the aquisition, was brokered and advised by Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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US congressman's condition improves but still critical after shooting

Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. The GOP house majority whip is recovering at the Medstar Washington Hospital Centre after being shot in the left hip. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point".

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Republican baseball practice gunman 'had list of names'

Scalise was shot in the hip and taken to the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday, where he underwent his first surgery after the attack. "The doctor added, however, that Scalise will certainly be in the hospital for a considerable period of time, presumably weeks". "His risk of death now is substantially lower than when he came in", he said.

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US Navy ship collides with merchant vessel off coast of Japan

More than 200 sailors were on the USS Fitzgerald at the time of the collision . Divers were inspecting the damage and developing a plan to inspect the spaces, the Navy said. Navy's Seventh Fleet. It says he was in a stable condition. This item clarifies that Richardson is the head of Navy. The Fitzgerald , an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, typically carries a crew of about 300 sailors, the Navy said.

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Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan in final

Meanwhile Pakistan could have a chance of revenge against India in Sunday s final at the Oval as the title-holders beat Bangladesh in Thursday s second semi-final at Edgbaston . " Cardiff's air was filled with the chants of #PakistanZindabad today". "Getting England out for 211 is never easy because it has a wonderful balance and we knew if we didn't take wickets they would score heavily", he added.

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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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