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Puerto Rico approves statehood in non-binding referendum

Protesters in favor of Puerto Rico's independence protest after a referendum was held on the island's status by marching through the financial district, known as the golden mile, in San Juan, Puerto Rico , Sunday, June 11, 2017. Options on Puerto Rico's referendum included remaining a commonwealth, becoming a state or entering free association/independence. But only about 500,000 Puerto Ricans - about 23 percent of the electorate - voted.

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Russian diplomat condemns US for downing Syrian fighter jet

A Syrian SU-22 warplane was shot down by a US F/A-18E Super Hornet on Sunday while it was on a mission in the countryside around Raqqa. The terrorist group is primarily based in the Syrian city of Raqqa, now under siege by coalition-backed Kurdish forces, who, like most of the militias supported by the USA -led coalition as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, are considered an enemy of the regime.

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Severe weather expected to affect 60 million Americans today

Storms are likely to rumble across the Richmond area this afternoon and evening, bringing strong gusts, flash flooding and frequent lightning. Localized downpours may produce rain at 1 to 2 inches per hour leading to flooded roads and poor visibility for drivers.

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Burgeoning legend easy to Judge: New York Yankees phenom Aaron Judge shining

Castro hit a two-run double in the first inning ahead of Sanchez's homer. Sanchez followed with his 10th homer. The Orioles holds a 5-4 win/loss record against the Yankees this season. Montgomery, Luis Severino , C.C. Sabathia, and Michael Pineda all have ERAs under 3.70. Every so often, there is a player who captures the imagination nearly from the start of their major league career.

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Scalise condition upgraded to serious

The Louisiana representative is in the ICU, and will require additional surgeries. Scalise remains in critical condition but his vital signs have stabilized and doctors have lifted sedation enough for him to respond to family members. Hodgkinson was a volunteer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign previous year and has comments on his social media accounts strongly criticizing President Trump.

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Trump calls investigation 'greatest witch hunt'

When his lie came to light, Sessions was forced to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation but still played a pivotal role in Trump's decision to fire the man leading that investigation: James Comey . Comey told Congress last week that he leaked his memos of his conversations Trump to a friend after a tweet by the president suggested he may have taped the conversations.

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Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded from Critical to Serious

Mika, of Oakland County, is the current director of government relations at Tyson Foods and was shot Wednesday when a lone gunman opened fire at a GOP congressional baseball team's practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Scalise sustained a gunshot wound to the hip that broke bones, caused damage to internal organs and caused severe bleeding. A statement released by the MedStar Washington Hospital Center said Scalise's condition had been upgraded, and that he was now listed as serious, ...

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Details on the dangers of Rep. Steve Scalise's injuries

The bullet entered Scalise's left hip and tore through his pelvis, breaking bones, injuring organs and causing severe bleeding. Scalise was rushed to MedStar Washington Hospital Center and was immediately taken into surgery. Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika . From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and made a decision to take in the game, said, "It's just a good call to put ...

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Jordan condemns London mosque attack

The driver has been taken to the hospital as a precaution and will be under the custody of the police once he has been discharged, as reported by the Independent . The site of the incident is close to another mosque near the Finsbury Park on the same road. Eyewitnesses said the driver was screaming, "All Muslims, I want to kill all Muslims".

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Special counsel investigating Kushner business dealings

While only five attorneys have been identified, concerns have come up over the political leanings of Quarles, Rhee and Weissmann. Those interviews point to the initial efforts from Mueller's newly gathered team and sources in law enforcement told CNN that the special counsel is considering whether enough evidence exists to start up a probe into obstruction.

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Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

He said, however, that Sekulow's comments could mean the White House was taking the position that no investigation exists until Mueller's team officially confirms it, disregarding media reports based on anonymous sourcing. King said the "collusion, the cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over". "No answer is probably the most troubling answer in criminal defence", said Cohen.

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Taliban attacks key Afghan police base, killing at least five officers

Last week three United States soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in eastern Nangarhar province. If confirmed as an incident among joint forces, it would mark the second time in a week that members of allied Afghan troops opened fire on US counterparts.

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'High' chance of tropical development in Gulf of Mexico next week

There's a good chance a tropical cyclone could develop in the Gulf of Mexico this week, but Harrison County Emergency Manager Rupert Lacy said there's still a lot of uncertainty with the system. However, a tropical storm has not formed yet but is expected to form and impact those areas. Travis says the forecast for Texas remains unusually uncertain because a closed low-level circulation hasn't developed, and we are still awaiting data from the Hurricane Hunters.

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Cuba to President Trump: We need to continue to cooperate and coexist

For an island located just 90 miles from Key West, the United States should play an influential role in Cuban political aspirations but has failed to because of the embargo, which more contained the regime than undermined it. Cuba's 1,470-word statement Friday night labeled Trump a hypocrite for calling on Cuba to improve human rights, saying the USA government "is threatening more limits on health care that would leave 23 million people without insurance.

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ALERT: Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Has Been Upgraded to "Serious"

Scalise remained in critical condition on Friday although his condition has improved, doctors said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity.The person did not disclose the names, but said those listed had been briefed.Scalise was upgraded Saturday from "critical" to "serious" condition, continuing to show signs of improvement.

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US Supreme Court set to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

The Supreme Court has chose to hear a case that could clarify whether there are limits on partisan gerrymandering, an issue that could have major reverberations in the control from the House and statehouses across the country. The case could have sweeping implications for other states where redistricting conflicts are not yet settled in the courts, including North Carolina.

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U.S. congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

He has been sedated, but has been brought out of sedation periodically and been able to recognize and communicate with his family, Sava said. On Friday, the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. "On behalf of Steve and our children, I want to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes we have received since Wednesday's events", Scalise's wife, Jennifer, said in a statement Friday.

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30-Year-Old Mother Shot, Killed By Police; Family Demands Answers

The statement also revealed that there were several children in the apartment at the time , who were unharmed and are now being cared for by family members. Officers were confronted by a 30-year-old woman armed with a knife. Photos of Lyles and her children were posted on black plastic chairs and people brought placards that read Black Lives Matter, a movement that grew out of protests against the police killings of unarmed black men in a number of cities across the United States.

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Trump admits he's being investigated but, shoots his team's narrative?

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. Rosenstein took charge of the investigation in March after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself under pressure over his own contacts with Russian officials.

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Padres beat Brewers in another slugfest, 7-5 in 11 innings

He struck out Franchy Cordero to open the frame then served up a single to Wil Myers but was bailed out when Yangervis Solarte chopped into a double play to end the inning. Fantasy Impact Solarte is scorching hot at the plate, collecting at least one hit in nine of his last 10 games while homering five times and driving in 12 runs over that span.

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Celebrities React To Bill Cosby Mistrial With Total Indignation

No one from Cosby's real or TV families was in court Saturday when the case ended in a mistrial . Among the women who huddled with Constand was Victoria Valentino, who said Cosby assaulted her almost five decades ago. "She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a objective, and I think the goal is.it should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court", said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani.

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Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russian Federation probe

As for a Trump tweet on Friday - "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction, " lawyer Jay Sekulow from Trump's legal team told NBC's Meet The Press program.

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Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise

In the course of Thursday night's charity game, which drew a record attendance to Nationals Park, MedStar hospital issued a new update on Scalise's condition, saying that the lawmaker "remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours".

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Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to serious from critical

The person familiar with the discovery did not disclose the names but said that those listed had been briefed. On Friday, the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise faced an "imminent risk of death" after a high-velocity... Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Roger Williams were also injured during the incident.

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Trump pal says president is 'considering' firing Robert Mueller

White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the White House that day, but said he hadn't meet with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. The Fox News host then shifted the discussion to the "actual crimes and actual collusion", all that don't involve President Trump , but do involve Comey, Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch , and Hillary Clinton .

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Second day of Philando Castile protests continue in downtown Minneapolis

Kaepernick captioned his tweet: 'The quarterback captioned the image: 'A system that perpetually condones the killing of people, without outcome, doesn't need to be revised, it needs to be dismantled!' The case got immediate national attention when Castile's girlfriend live-streamed the aftermath of the shooting on Facebook.

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Newt Gingrich Now Says the President "Technically" Can't Even Obstruct Justice

If he wants to fire the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, all he's got to do is fire him". Gingrich's comments immediately sparked brushback on social media, where politics observers were quick to note that the former Georgia congressman had voted to impeach Clinton on articles that included a charge of obstructing justice.

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NORC poll: Just 1 in 5 support Trump's move to fire Comey

Mueller was named by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein eight days after Comey's dismissal to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest or in other extraordinary circumstances.

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Philando Castile verdict draws hundreds to rally in Washington Park

After the rally, police said roughly 2,000 people marched down streets in St Paul, at times blocking traffic at intersections. Yanez, who is Latino, testified that Castile was pulling his gun out of his pocket despite his commands not to do so.

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Scalise upgraded to serious condition; shooter had list of names, source says

He was considered in " imminent risk of death " when he arrived at the hospital after the shooting, the hospital's director of trauma, Dr. Jack Sava, said Friday. Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter. Scalise was shot Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va., congressional officials say.

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PresidentTrump's lawyer stresses he is 'not under investigation' by FBI

The denial Sunday by Jay Sekulow, one of several personal lawyers Trump has hired to represent him in the Russian Federation case, is the latest of many examples in which the president's aides and lawyers have scrambled to avert a public-relations mess created by Trump's tweets, off-script remarks or leaked private conversations.

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Deputy attorney general says he sees no reason to fire special counsel

During an NBC interview days later, Trump admitted that his frustration over the ongoing Russian Federation probe played a role in his decision to fire Comey. He said that, since his recusal, he had never been given information or details about the Russian Federation investigation. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) asked Rosenstein, "did anyone ask you to write the memo?" Under Justice Department regulations created to ensure a measure of independence for the special counsel , Rosenstein may ...

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Trump lawyer denies president is a probe target

The lawyer, Jay Sekulow , contended the tweet was not a confirmation of the investigation , but instead a response to a report in The Washington Post . I mean, now they're talking about not the Russians, they're talking about obstruction. Marco Rubio, (R- Fla.), who said he discussed the probe with Trump on Friday.

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USS Fitzgerald Missing Sailors Found Dead In Ship's Flooded Compartments

The USS Fitzgerald sailed into port on Saturday evening, listing around 5 degrees, a U.S. Navy spokesman in Yokosuka said. The USS Fitzgerald sailed into port on Saturday evening but search and rescue efforts by US and Japanese aircraft and surface vessels had been continuing for the seven missing sailors, the Navy said.

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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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