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Trump to respond publicly to Comey's testimony

The president denied asking Comey for personal loyalty or requesting that the Flynn probe be dropped. Lewandowski also slammed Comey for his admission during the testimony that he did not stand up to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch in 2016 when she suggested he not refer to the Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonLewandowski: Comey has "zero credibility left" OPINION: Trump wins legally but loses politically in Comey hearing Trump claims "total and complete vindication" from ... Read More »

GOP baseball shooter is dead

Scalise is reported to be in a stable condition at the George Washington University hospital . Scalise, who is the majority whip, and a number of aides and Capitol Police officers were shot Wednesday morning. The gunman shot Scalise, R-La., in the hip area, Brooks said. Two people, including the suspect, are dead after a shooting that injured a congressman and several others in Virginia on Wednesday morning. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: What we know so far

Pictures from the scene showed flames engulfing the block and a plume of smoke visible across the capital, while others showed residents looking out of windows in the block. The group has raised concerns about testing and maintenance of firefighting equipment and blocked emergency access to the site. The fire started around 1 a.m. Read More »

Capitol Police Officers Shot Expected To Survive

His injuries were not believed to life-threatening, the AP reported . "It is pretty well known at the neighborhood who those folks are on the baseball field and where we practice". "I just didn't want her to wake up and learn the news", Flake said. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy are safe on Capitol Hill and receiving updates , aides tell CNN . Read More »

Suspect identified in shooting of Rep. Scalise on Va. baseball field

Police responded to reports of an active shooter shortly after 7 am (1100 GMT) also exchanged shots with the gunman, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said. Mo Brooks , R-Ala., in an interview on CNN , describing it as a "hip wound". The conservative legislators were practising with Scalise fielding balls at second base before the shooting, witnesses said. Read More »

US Interior chief to visit Maine monument under review

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Twenty-two of the 27 national monuments up for review, including Bears Ears, are in the onshore, and all but one - Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters - are in the West. Back in February , Rep. Rob Bishop asked the president to either shrink or get rid of the monument completely because it was designated a national monument without the consultation of Congress. Read More »

Sen. Warren, other Democrats protest student loan changes

Separately, 2,000 MA students who attended Corinthian Colleges, a for-profit chain that went bankrupt in 2015, also were eligible for loan discharges. The Obama administration had led a crackdown on for-profit colleges accused of misconduct. The motion to intervene in this case has been filed by the Attorneys General of California, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. Read More »

Deadly fire engulfs London high rise

The fire was billowing from a large skyscraper known as the Grenfell Tower . Prime Minister Theresa May's Downing Street office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life" in the fire. The massive blaze engulfed the block of flats in the west of the capital. "Luckily for me, my little brothers and sister were safe in their beds, but people their age (were) dying", she said. Read More »

Gunman opens fire on GOP congressional baseball practice in Virginia

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At about 8:30 a.m., President Donald Trump released a statement on the shooting, saying he and Vice President Mike Pence "are deeply saddened by this tragedy". Davis said he and some fellow lawmakers fled the scene after hearing the gunshots. She said the initial report is that the suspect is in custody. "He shot at Steve Scalise, our second baseman". Read More »

Deputy, husband turn selves in after murder charge

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He died three days later after he was removed from life support. Scot Courtney, an attorney for Thompson, has said Hernandez threw and landed the first punch. He was turning purple we told him to stop but he did not stop". As Thompson, 41, brought Hernandez to the ground, a man walked outside the restaurant and started recording the incident. Read More »

Nurse stabbed by ER patient at Massachusetts hospital

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The nurse, who was seriously injured, was treated in the ER, stabilized and airlifted to UMass. Police say the suspect initially fled the scene, but that officers later arrested him at his apartment. The hospital said patient admissions to the emergency department was being restricted while authorities investigated the incident. The rest of the hospital is operating as normal. Read More »

Trump Jr. tweet links VA shooting to 'Julius Caesar' play

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Trump Jr. retweeted one Harlan Z. Hill's post that read , "Events like today are EXACTLY why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our President". Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana , a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Donald Trump Jr ., shortly after Rep. Steve Scalise, a Republican aide and security personnel were shot at a baseball practice in Virginia. Read More »

Trump's Lawyer Rejects Comey's Allegations

President Trump did not ask Comey to drop the FBI Investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election, nor did any member of his administration. "I'll tell you about it over a very short period of time ", Trump responded . "I hardly know the man", Trump said on Friday. TRUMP: And there'd be nothing wrong if I did say it, according to everybody that I've read today , but I did not say that. Read More »

House Majority White shot at congressional baseball practice

Once the gunman was down, Mr Flake ran to Mr Scalise and tended to him. Prayers for Rep. @ SteveScalise & Capitol police officers who were reportedly shot this morning at the Congressional baseball game practice. Scalise was fielding balls on second base when he was shot, according to lawmakers present, then dragged himself into the outfield to get away from the gunman. Read More »

US congressman Scalise survives gun attack in Virginia

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The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Since 2008, Scalise has presided over this district, which includes the New Orleans suburbs down through the MS delta. Without them, "it probably would have been a massacre", Paul said. Read More »

More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

The White House, which was slow to say whether President Trump has confidence in Sessions , finally confirmed at the end of last week that the president does have confidence in the country's top law enforcement officer. Sessions on Saturday said he would appear before the intelligence committee, which has been doing its own investigation into Russian contacts with the Trump campaign. Read More »

Shooting at San Francisco UPS center, injuries reported

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KTVU spoke over the phone with a woman who says she is an employee at the UPS facility. They walked away calmly with emergency vehicles nearby. The shooting led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the surrounding area. Read More »

Who could fire special counsel Robert Mueller

That was enough to send them into a full blown panic. "Ruddy never spoke to the president regarding this issue", Spicer said. The special counsel, who reports to the attorney general, serves at the pleasure of the president. "Come on, we dare you". He emphasized that he thinks removing Mueller would be a mistake, but he described the special counsel's power and his appointment to the role as "illegitimate". Read More »

Trump tweet brands ex-FBI chief Comey a coward over 'leaks'

Whoops. Comey ended up doing exactly the opposite, confirming that he had told Trump - three times - that he was not the target of the investigation. "One hundred per cent", Mr Trump said. "If I'm Trump's lawyer, I now know that the obstruction file is open in the special counsel's office", he said, asking not to be identified. Read More »

Attorney General to face sharp questions on Russia contacts

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Now Sessions will take the same stage. The attorney general could also face questions about whether he met Kislyak on a third occasion. Sarah Isgur Flores, the spokeswoman for the Department of Justice, said that Sessions preferred a public testimony because it is important for Americans to hear the truth directly from the AG, Bloomberg reported. Read More »

European Union broadens sanctions against North Korea

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A screen shows a news program reporting about North Korea's missile firing from Wonsan, center, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Tokyo. Unlike its practice with ballistic-missile tests, which are banned under worldwide law, the United States did not publicly comment on this launch. Read More »

North Korea has Drones Monitor THAAD

The ministry says they include 10 photos of US missile launchers and a radar system installed in the southeastern town of Seongju earlier this year. South Korea's new president Moon Jae In has proposed staging the 2030 World Cup with other countries in Northeast Asia, including North Korea , in a meeting with Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino on Monday. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-LA, was among those shot, according to Congressman Mo Brooks, R-AL. Wenstrup is a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq. He was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting. The shooting occurred one day before the Republican team was scheduled to play in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park. Read More »

San Francisco Police Respond to Shooting

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SAN FRANCISCO ― Multiple people were shot in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood on Wednesday morning, according to numerous reports. A massive police response was sent to the area of 17th and Vermont along with first response medical crews. Read More »