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White House Plays Down Talk of Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

While Ryan did not say what he and other GOP lawmakers would do if Trump sought to fire Mueller, his words signaled that such a move would not be tolerated and may have been meant to influence the president. "I know Bob Mueller ". They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

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Donald Trump confirms he is being investigated for obstruction of justice

In his testimony on June 8, Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed Trump had fired him over his role as lead of the FBI investigation into Russian interference in the US election and Trump campaign associates' possible ties to Russia.

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Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers

Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said today his vital signs have stabilized. Suzanne Hodgkinson said that her husband had moved to the Washington , D.C., area in March to "work with people to change the tax brackets".

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Rep. Steve Scalise's condition improves to "serious"

Top Republican politician Steve Scalise's condition has been upgraded from critical to serious after he was gunned down at a party baseball practice outside Washington . Sava said Scalise will require surgeries soon for abdominal and bone injuries, in addition to the two he has undergone to fix a bone in his leg broken by the bullet.

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58 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed sadness over the loss of lives in a forest fire in Portugal. At least another 59 people have been injured and taken to hospitals, including five in serious condition. Stylianides says that in response to a request for help by Portugal, Spain and France are both sending aircraft to help fight the flames. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tweeted that he is "overwhelmed by the tragedy at Pedrogao Grande".

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Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

Earlier today, Congressman Steve Scalise underwent a second surgery related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. Representative Mo Brooks told CNN that "at least five" people were injured in the shooting, including two law enforcement officers and a congressional aide.

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Steve Scalise showing 'signs of improvement,' hospital says

Surgeons estimated that hundreds of bullet fragments remain in Mr Scalise's body. "He was as critical as can be when he came in", Sava said, adding that Scalise was at " imminent risk of death ". In addition to Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist were shot on Wednesday morning when a man opened fire as the Republican lawmakers practiced for the game in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.

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U.S. lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised

Although Scalise was able to talk while lying injured on the ball field, he had gone into shock by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital and arrived "in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said. Sava said Scalise "clearly knows" his family is there and "appreciates" their presence. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for ...

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Trump Attorney: Trump Is Not Under Investigation

The five people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. One of Donald Trump's personal lawyers has insisted he is not being investigated - two days that the President claimed that he was.

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Lawyer Claims Despite Tweets, Trump Isn't Under Investigation, 'Period'

The five people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Sekulow's comments are controversial because they seem to contradict a report by the Washington Post earlier this week and comments made by Trump himself in a social media message posted on Twitter on Friday.

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Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

The event's page states, "Yesterday's disturbing verdict finding Yanez not guilty of killing Philando Castile demonstrated once again that "business-as-usual" is in full effect in Minnesota ". The rest were white. The trial included squad-car video of the traffic stop, but the wide view did not show exactly what took place inside Castile's auto, leaving jurors largely in the position of whether to believe the officer's testimony.

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Gunfire heard at Mali resort area popular with foreigners

The Malian government said that "suspected jihadists" were behind the attack, AFP reported. 2017 has seen an unprecedented 34 people die, and 218 people injured in three separate attacks by Islamist extremists on British soil. Malian troops have arrived at the scene along with France's Bakhane counter-terrorist unit. A state of emergency has been renewed several times since the Radisson Blu attack, most recently in April when it was extended for six months, but attacks are continuing.

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Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in ...

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Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence Amid Controversies

She reported him to human resources, but was told he would get a lecture and no further punishment because he was a "high performer", she wrote. A separate investigation into company procedures led to the dismissal of more than 20 employees - there were no less than 215 claims of sexual harassment and other "bad behaviors".

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The top 3 miss US Open cut

Open at Oakmont , and matched the all-time low for any major of 63. Four players began the day in a share of the lead and that number increased to seven by the time the leaders teed off, with Fowler, Patrick Reed and Charley Hoffman all getting to seven under.

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Shooter James Hodgkinson went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

Capitol Police officers at the scene Wednesday morning returned fire, wounding Hodgkinson. Scalise is in critical condition. She said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington , D.C.

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Grand theft avocado: 3 arrested in $300K California theft

Three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 (£235,000) worth of avocados , according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said they believe the suspects were stealing the avocados over the course of several months and selling them on the side for their own profit to unsuspecting customers.

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Trump Ends Obama Deferred Deportation Plan

Still, the Department of Homeland Security decision, announced Thursday night, signals that President Donald Trump plans to go through with at least some of the immigration proposals that powered his 2016 campaign. residents, is being rescinded, DHS said. However, on Friday afternoon, the Trump administration said a final decision on the sustenance of the program has not yet been reached.

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FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter

In the wake of this tragedy, all we can do is pray for the continued healing of Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise and give thanks that the lives of Congressmen Brooks and Palmer and so many others were spared Wednesday morning. Sue expressed obvious shock over her husband's actions. A lobbyist was also wounded and said to be in critical condition following surgery. The FBI said in a joint statement with other law enforcement agencies Friday that it is continuing to process evidence in ...

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Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

Peter Breggin (not seen) during her trial at Taunton Juvenile Court in Taunton, Mass ., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Judge Moniz determined that Carter's actions were "wanton and reckless conduct", and that though she was not present with Roy, she created "a situation where there [was] a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm would result to Mr.

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Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

Hodgkinson , who posted a slew of anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts on social media over the years, opened fire at the baseball practice in Alexandra, Va., injuring House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three others. The FBI has also found a cell phone, computer and a camera in a white van that they say he's been living - he had been living in since March. Euille, who was mayor until early 2016, said Hodgkinson asked for job advice, saying he was a home inspector.

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Minnesota police clear protesters off interstate after Yanez acquittal

Thousands of people have demonstrated after a Minnesota police officer who shot dead a black man during a traffic stop was acquitted of manslaughter. Reynolds said Castile told Yanz he had a permit to carry a handgun and was reaching for ID when he was shot .

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Rep. Scalise undergoes third surgery, fellow Rep

Though as the trauma director added during a followup question, "an excellent recovery [for Scalise] is a good possibility" at this point, so he may not need to be hospitalized for as long as several weeks. Democrats and Republicans played in honor of their grievously wounded colleague, Republican Rep. Steve Scalise. "My dear friend Steve Scalise took a bullet for all of us".

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Trump orders clampdown on Cuba travel and trade

And deciding to unveil the policy in Miami suggests it will please the hardline Cuban exiles whose support Trump considered significant to winning Florida, and the presidency. Cuba says "the last two years have shown that the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized way". As part of the agreement, the two countries reopened embassies in each other's capitals.

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Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

President Donald Trump is considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, who is in charge overseeing the investigation of Russia's meddling into the US presidential election, according to a friend. Starr, however, warned that Mueller should be careful not to "wander outside the bounds of professionalism and basic integrity" - as those would be grounds to fire him.

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Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job Before Special Counsel Appointment

President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the wideni. "You're not who I'm interested in speaking with at the hearing today". Trump has told associates he has the legal authority to fire Mueller. He added that he believes it would be a mistake to fire Mueller, but said the "the basis of his investigation is flim-flam".

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What We Learned About The GOP Baseball Shooter Through 7 Facebook Posts

WANG: Well, she was very upset speaking to reporters who have been camped outside of her home. "I never saw him get mad when people were talking good, bad or ugly about any of the political parties", Euille told The Associated Press . He always drank alone, and always drank cans of Budweiser - sometimes just one, sometimes as many as six, said Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the restaurant.

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Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said. Franks was on the list but not on the baseball team. Capitol Police Officer David Bailey - wounded in yesterday's attack - threw out tonight's first pitch .

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Trooper Dead After 2-Car Collision on I-75

Officials say 52-year-old FHP Master Sgt. William Bishop was outside of his patrol vehicle on State Road 93 south in Alachua County when he was hit Saturday night. "We appreciate all of the support FHP has received and continues to receive", the statement said. FHP says the crash is now under investigation. FLHSMV posted the statement , followed by #BlackAndTan and a photo of the FHP badge with a black and blue stripe across the center.

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WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions

During a congressional hearing on Wednesday, Tillerson urged the Congress "to ensure any legislation allows the president to have the flexibility to adjust sanctions to meet the needs of what is always an evolving diplomatic situation".

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Trump has 'no intention' of firing special counsel Mueller - White House

Republicans and Democrats alike are calling for this investigation, for the process to continue. But after the evidence of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last week, Mr Gingrich said he had changed his mind.

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Cuba rejects new USA policy, calls it 'archaic'

Despite Trump's campaign pledge to improve relations with Moscow, there has been no significant improvement in foreign policy cooperation between the two countries. The decision follows Trump's action pulling the United States away from the Paris climate change agreement, and after he signed a multi-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, both decisions that have led to complaints from both sides of the aisle.

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Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Scalise is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", said Dr. Lobbyist Matt Mika, who was shot several times and critically wounded, has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full recovery, his family said.

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'Hostile rhetoric': Trump's Cuba restrictions pushes it closer to China and Russian Federation

The president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of USA cash to the country's military and security services while mai. The event took place at Manuel Artime Theater in Little Havana , named after one of the brigadists of the failed invasion of Bahia Cochinos ( Cuba ) in 1961.

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White House says no determination yet on 'Dreamer' immigrants

The Trump administration on Thursday walked away from an Obama-era policy created to protect undocumented immigrants with children in the United States who are either permanent residents or US citizens. On Thursday evening, the Trump administration announced that the so-called Dreamers will still have legal status and be able to receive work permits, renewable every two years, assuming they satisfy certain minimal conditions.


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