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Carter verdict revolved around 'words [that] can kill'

He said that she was on a medication for depression called Celexa at the time of Roy's death, which affected her ability to empathize and make well-thought-out decisions due to its impact on her frontal lobe . The verdict has puzzled and troubled some legal scholars because they says it essentially means that words themselves can kill. The American Civil Liberties Union of MA has previously argued that this case has First Amendment rights implications. Read More »

Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Overseeing Russia Investigation

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Gingrich, author of a new book called " Understanding Trump ", added in an interview: "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel". Several legal experts said that Mr Comey's testimony, about Mr Trump telling him he expected loyalty and hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide, could bolster obstruction of justice allegations against the President. Read More »

Abuse of power, not obstruction, should keep Trump's legal team on edge

It wasn't clear whether he was basing his tweet on direct knowledge or on media reports. Trump on Thursday fired of a series of tweets describing the Russian Federation investigation as a "witch hunt" and he inquired to as to why Hillary Clinton's alleged dealings with Russian Federation were not being investigated. Read More »

US Vice-President Mike Pence hires counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour. President Trump already has his own lawyer, New York-based litigator Marc Kasowitz . NBC News has confirmed that Trump is facing a criminal investigation for possible obstruction of justice in the FBI investigation. Trump has been a vocal critic of the Russian investigation. Read More »

Roger Stone to Trump: Fire Mueller and Rosenstein

Rosenstein had written a scathing memo criticizing Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, which the White House initially cited as the impetus for Comey's ouster. If Rosenstein does recuse himself , Brand would take on the role as acting attorney general for all cases pertaining to the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Del Ray streets near congressional baseball shooting reopen

Colleagues who visited Scalise, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, sounded generally upbeat, but spoke more in terms of hopes than the confident predictions of the immediate aftermath a day earlier. A congressional staffer and lobbyist were also shot, and another congressman and police officer suffered injuries. Hodgkinson , a Belleville, Illinois, home inspector, had been living out of his van near the park. Read More »

Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Jack Goldsmith, a Harvard University law professor and a senior Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration, immediately tweeted , "And the Deputy Attorney General should have better judgment". Right now, that's Dana Boente, who is also acting as head of the department's National Security Division. Trump allies have been questioning whether Mueller can lead an unbiased probe, given that some members of his team have made campaign contributions to Democratic candidates. Read More »

U.S. lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

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. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "Erin Burnett OutFront" that despite party affiliation they were both on "Team Scalise" ... Read More »

Lead surgeon: U.S. congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

Doctors say Scalise will be in the hospital for a "considerable period of time". The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. Scalise's wife, Jennifer, issued a statement saying she was thankful for the "incredible amount of prayers and warm wishes" the family has received since the shooting. Read More »

Cuba rejects new United States policy, calls it 'archaic'

The president announced a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of usa cash to the country's military and security services while maintaining diplomatic relations. Cuba regretted "a reversal in relations between the two countries", the statement said. USA airlines and cruise ships are to still be allowed to serve the island 145km south of Florida. Read More »

Cuban Ambassador to the US Criticizes President Trump's Policy Rollbacks

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Trump's speech vowed to protect Cubans and Cuban-Americans, especially those persecuted by the Castro regime. Last week, a group of House Republicans sent a letter to Trump opposing "reversing course" on Cuba . Trump also will reimpose the requirement that "people-to-people" travelers can only come to Cuba with heavily regulated tour groups. "This is a limitation on what we did, not a reversal of what we did", Rhodes said in an interview. Read More »

Martin, Florida State still chasing 1st NCAA baseball title

Everyone gets along from the tailgates to the games", Kristi said. Dyson spent his side sessions and bullpen stints developing secondary pitches to offset his fastball. "We know we can beat them", Seabold told Robert Morales of the Orange County Register on Wednesday . We finally get to go back there. If that I meant I had to throw five innings. Read More »

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke rescinds acceptance of Homeland Security post

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Clarke said in May he would be leading law enforcement outreach for Homeland Security's Office of Partnerships and Programs but the White House and Department of Homeland Security failed to confirm the job offer. It is not entirely clear why Clarke is no longer taking the job. He was a key speaker at the Republican National Convention past year but runs as a democrat in the Milwaukee County sheriff election. Read More »

Angry Trump decries being target of Russia probe

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The business dealings of President Donald Trump's son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner are being investigated by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller , The Washington Post reported Thursday , citing officials familiar with the matter. Read More »

Trump confirms he is under investigation over Comey sacking

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: The tweets started just before 8 in the morning, but the one that set off a storm came at 9:07. A slight majority of respondents did not approve of Trump's decision to fire former FBI director James Comey , though the poll also indicated a lack of confidence regarding the independent investigation being led by special counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

Crews get handle on Calif. brush fire that forced evacuation

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Debbie Chapman, the public information officer in charge of the incident. "This fire is on the ridge above East Canyon, closer to upper lone pine", said Wrightwood resident Ange Meeks. Highway 2 was closed at Wright Mountain Road until further notice, Cindy Bachman , with the sheriff's department, said on Twitter . Several agencies responded to the blaze, Chapman said. Read More »

Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

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. Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". "I feel a lot more optimistic than I did two or three days ago". Read More »

Castaic Lake Wildfire Explodes to More Than 550 Acres

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Check back for updates on this developing story . None of the fire is contained as of 3:30 p.m. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. The national Weather service reported 9 miles per hour winds in the nearby Saugus area, with gusts blowing up to 17 miles per hour. As of 2:45 p.m., the fire is holding at seven acres, but there were homes and cabins threatened. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein testifying before budget hearings Tuesday

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he has seen no reason to fire the special prosecutor investigating the Trump campaign's ties to Russian Federation. The president sacked Comey in early May. And the President has no shortage of reasons for wanting the special investigation shut down. Pundits also noticed that Trump confidante Newt Gingrich had publicly denounced Mueller, and said that he couldn't be trusted to run an independent investigation, even though he had ... Read More »

Schiff: 'Useless' for Trump to Fire Mueller

Supporters of President Donald Trump floated the idea Monday that Trump should fire Mueller, and Chris Ruddy, a Trump confidant, told reporters after leaving the White House yesterday that Trump was considering doing just that . The ploy worked. Rosenstein, who was handling the investigation because Sessions had already recused himself based on his involvement in the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, came under vast political pressure to appoint a special counsel. Read More »

Play Ball! GOP, Dems To Battle As One Unit - Team Scalise

When Scalise arrived at Washington Hospital Center , a Level I Trauma Center, on Wednesday he underwent immediate surgery, receiving multiple units of blood transfusion, according to the hospital. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents continue to search for evidence on the baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Thursday, June 15, 2017 , the day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. Read More »