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Panthers Release List of Protected Players for Expansion Draft

Beyond building likely the most competitive expansion team in National Hockey League history, McPhee has the golden opportunity to play some desperate teams against each other and build up a collection of draft picks and other assets. McPhee has said he's had contact with all teams and was expected to have several trades in place. They chose to also protect Hartman, Jurco and Panik.

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Donald Trump's White House may seek to water down Russian Federation sanctions

The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and to make sure the Trump administration doesn't change course without congressional buy-in. "Today the Senate has finally confronted Russian Federation for interfering in our elections", said Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen, a leader of the push for the legislation.

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Trump not under investigation in Russia probe: Lawyer

Rod Rosenstein , the deputy attorney general, appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russian Federation in the 2016 election. "Trump has a compulsion to counter attack and is very pugnacious", Gingrich said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said publicly she fears Mr Trump will fire Mr Mueller and Mr Rosenstein, ...

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President Trump confirms he's under investigation in angry tweetstorm

Question: How desperate are Trump's lawyers right now to walk back the apparent admission in his tweet above that he really is under investigation for obstruction? That happened after Sessions disclosed previously unreported contacts with the Russian ambassador during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Cricket fraternity congratulate Pakistan for Champions Trophy 2017 win

But went on to smash 114 and share a century opening partnership with Azhar Ali (59). Hafeez, who smashed an unbeaten 57 off 37 balls to help take Pakistan past thee 300-mark, said the win was for everyone in his homeland. After being reduced to 33-3 and then 72-6, India were never really in the contest despite a fighting 43-ball 76 from Hardik Pandya . "I want to congratulate Pakistan first, they had an wonderful tournament".

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After jury deadlocks, Bill Cosby faces 2nd sex assault trial

But the jurors struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on day four of the trial that they were at impasse. Comedian Cosby, 79, was facing up to 30 years behind bars on three charges of aggravated indecent assault, accused of drugging and sexually molesting Andrea Constand, a former Temple University basketball manager, at his home in 2004.

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US Open Day One

Harman, Paul Casey and Tommy Fleetwood of England and Brooks Koepka will enter the weekend in a four-way tie for the lead. Dustin Johnson is 1 over, on the cut line with six holes left. But his stay was short-lived, giving the stroke right back with a bogey at the next hole followed by a triple bogey at par-five 14th. For the first time in a major, the top three players in the world all failed to make the cut.

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U.S. lawmaker Scalise improving after baseball field shooting

MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Jack Sava speaks during a news conference in Washington , Friday, June 16, 2017 , about the condition of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. He had access to the facility on Wednesday, and arrived less than two hours before the shooting , the YMCA said in a statement . Police shot Hodgkinson, who later died.

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Democrats win Baseball Game, hand trophy to Republicans in honor of Scalise

Steve Scalise (R-La.). Scalise remains in critical condition after he was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning. The official tells The Associated Press that 66-year-old James T. When he left, she said, Hodgkinson told her he was going to Washington , D.C.to "work with people to change the tax brackets". He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time " when Sen.

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Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires off angry tweets

The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice in relation to ongoing investigations of Russian influence in the 2016 election. Thirty-seven percent of respondents said that they don't believe Trump impeded the investigations, and another 3% said that they didn't know, or else, refrained from answering the question.

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Trump says he's under investigation, his lawyer says he isn't

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet , blaming him for what he terms a " witch hunt ". there is not an investigation of the president of the United States, period. He also assailed the integrity of the Justice Department official overseeing the investigation.

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President Trump to Announce New Cuba Policy

And they will saddle the US government with the complicated task of policing U.S. travel to Cuba to make sure there are no transactions with the military-linked conglomerate that runs much of the Cuban economy. In his remarks, Trump plans to cite human-rights violations in Cuba as justification for the new USA approach. In a contentious internal debate, some aides argued that Trump, a former real estate magnate who won the presidency promising to unleash US business and create jobs, would ...

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Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse

Authorities now say more than 30 people were taken to hospitals after the second-story deck of a Montana lodge collapsed during a memorial event for a firefighter. Eye witnesses tell ABC FOX Montana one side of the deck was spongy, and that once it collapsed it was a domino effect. Bell said some of those injured were in the red category.

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NCAA College World Series preview and opening round predictions

Following Busby's home run in the top of the first, Tigers answered back in the bottom of the frame when Antone Duplantis scored from first on a stolen base and two-base wild pitch from Tyler Holton on a strike three pitch that escaped Cal Raleigh , pulling the Tigers within 2-1.

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Trump acknowledges Russia probe includes him

But Comey has testified under oath that in a private meeting, Trump raised the investigation of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn - part of the larger Russian Federation probe - and said , "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go".

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Significant Rain, Flash Floods Possible Monday

By mid- to late-afternoon, however, strong instability will develop, allowing for scattered storms to develop, the forecast discussion said. Urban and small stream flooding remains possible within the advisory area as 1 to 3 inches of rain has fallen across this region during the past several hours.

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All talk, few trades before NHL's expansion roster freeze

Fleury and Murray split the duties in the playoffs as the Penguins won a second consecutive championship. As there's a number of top defensemen exposed such as Anaheim's Sami Vatanen and Ottawa's Marc Methot . "Every team in this league has a chance to protect their roster". In the last expansion draft, back in 2000, the Kings lost defenseman Sean O'Donnell as the seventh overall pick and tough guy Steve McKenna as the 37th.

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Trump attorney says president not under investigation

Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation. "There is no investigation". "He's not afraid of the investigation - there is no investigation", Sekulow said, adding, "there is not an investigation of the President of the United States, period".

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Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to Serious, Improving After Shooting

Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday that the GOP whip can hope to make an "excellent recovery" even though he arrived at the hospital Wednesday at risk of imminent death. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise listens during an interview in NY on October 8, 2014. After discharge he will need a period of healing and rehabilitation.

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Rep. Barbara Lee Slams President Trump's Backwards Decision on Cuba

In a briefing to reporters, senior White House officials said Trump would announce changes to current Cuban policy that the administration hopes will prevent American dollars from hurting Cubans. South Florida's Cuban-American community sounded off on President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Little Havana, where he is expected to announce changes to the current US policy with Cuba.

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Getting to double digits is tough, staying there is tougher

Powerful winds battered the US Open on Sunday as a wide-open final round got under way with a cluster of inexperienced contenders aiming to claim their first major title. STRICKER'S DAY: Home-state favorite Steve Stricker keeps feeling the love from U.S. Open fans. Scottie Scheffler is the low amateur for this year's U.S.

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Who is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?

In light of a dramatic testimony by former FBI Director James Comey where he described how President Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former NSA Director Michael Flynn, Mueller has made a decision to widen his search to probe whether or not Trump obstructed justice.

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Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

As prosecutors attempted to prove, Carter engaged in a sustained campaign to cause Roy's death , including repeatedly urging him to kill himself, and outlining exactly how he could do it. "Finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction [to Roy]: 'Get out of the truck'". Carter cried as the judge handed in his verdict in a nonjury trial.

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Another police shooting acquittal worries black gun owners

A day after Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted in the shooting death of Philando Castile , Sen. Many were outraged by what they saw as Diamond Reynolds' outwardly calm voice described Castile being shot after reaching for his wallet. A U.S. police officer has been acquitted in the slaying of a black motorist he shot five times during a traffic stop a year ago, an incident that drew national attention after the victim's girlfriend live-streamed the bloody aftermath on social media.

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Trump gripes about Robert Mueller: 'witch hunt … very bad people!'

Trump originally said he fired Comey due to a recommendation by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Last month, Rosenstein sent a memo to Trump raising concerns over FBI Director James Comey - concerns the White House then cited as a central reason for Comey's firing.

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Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie for the night, Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pennsylvania, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his GOP counterpart, Rep. Colleagues said Scalise, who had been fielding balls at second base, dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood before they rushed to his assistance.

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Burlington Mayor Discusses We Are Still In Climate Mayors' Effort

And rural communities in the US will be left behind, again. Trump argued that the Paris agreement favors emerging economies such as China's and India's at the expense of USA workers. We can not afford to fall behind on climate action. Speeding up the transition to renewable energy is good for our health, jobs, worldwide diplomacy and US security.

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President Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

In May, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel to lead the probe. Trump fired Comey on May 9, but later in an interview on NBC said that the Russian Federation probe was on his mind when he made the decision to fire Comey.

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Jury finds officer who shot Philando Castile not guilty

The day after Jeronimo Yanez was found not guilty on all counts related to the fatal shooting of Philando Castile , protesters took to the streets in Minneapolis. During the stop, Castile volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". Reynolds, the girlfriend, said Castile had been trying to pull out his wallet.

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Trump Moves to Bolster Apprenticeships With Executive Order

Many employers and economists on both sides of the aisle welcome the idea of apprenticeships as a way to train people with specific skills for particular jobs that employers say they can't fill at time of historically low unemployment, according to the Post piece, which notes the most recent budget for the federal government passed with about $90 million for apprenticeships, and Trump so far isn't proposing adding more.

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Blumenthal to host 'emergency hearing' on health care overhaul

This week, Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen announced he was offering a proposal to the Trump administration to try to rebuild the individual market by restructuring premium tax credits, establishing a state-based high-risk pool and offering a single, standardized insurance plan.

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$447M Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in California

The largest lottery jackpot in US was just in January of past year, when three winners split a total of $1.8 billion. The numbers revealed just after 11 p.m. Officials say the retailer where the winning ticket was sold will receive a $1 million "retailer bonus". "That's the soonest they'll be able to claim their prize", California Lottery said in a statement .

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Thomas trails Harman by 1 at US Open

Even that looks like an arduous task in part because of the massive scrum near the top of the leaderboard and in part because the length of the course doesn't lend itself to a ton of birdie opportunities for players such as Stricker, Jim Furyk and Zach Johnson who rely on precision more than distance.

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Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack

The bullet entered his left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center told reporters at a news conference.

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McCaskill uses facts to slam Senate Republicans' health care process

President Donald Trump met with Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday to rejuvenate efforts to overhaul the US healthcare and tax systems as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration.In a White House meeting, Trump welcomed indications by senior Republicans that the Senate might vote on a healthcare bill in July, before it breaks for the summer, after the House of Representatives passed its own version in May."Now the Senate I'm sure ...


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