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Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relationship

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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, June 16, 2017, after speaking about Cuba policy in Miami. Diplomatic relations, restored only two years ago, will remain intact. Yet it also exposed the shortcomings in Obama's approach. The changes will not go into effect until regulations are drafted by the US Treasury Department and other agencies, officials said. Read More »

Hodgkinson had a list of GOP congressman on him during the attack

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - For three months, James T. Hodgkinson lived out of a white cargo van in a gentrified neighborhood just miles from where us laws are made. Hodgkinson, whose background features several run-ins with police, had a public social media presence that included staunch opposition to GOP figures, as well as support for former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Read More »

Mass ACLU: Michelle Carter conviction 'imperils free speech'

Michelle Carter sits with her defense attorney Joe Cataldo during cross examination of defense witness Dr. Peter Breggin (not seen) during her trial at Taunton Juvenile Court in Taunton, Mass ., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This story has been corrected to show the first name of the suicide victim is Conrad , not Carter . She was exhausted of his "excuses", she said several times . Read More »

Agent wounded in baseball shooting throws first pitch at Congressional game

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The Louisiana Republican is recovering from "substantial damage" he suffered when a bullet pierced his left hip and traveled directly across to the other hip, Dr. A huge ovation came from the crowd, which swelled to a record 24,959, when Special Agent David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the attack on Republicans at their ball practice in Virginia, threw out the first pitch. Read More »

Philando Castile shooting: 18 arrested as thousands protest verdict

The vigil was held after St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting a year ago of Castile . Although the St. Castile's family said he was profiled because of his race, African-American. "I don't doubt that Officer Yanez is a decent person, but he made a frightful mistake from our perspective, and that's what this case was about". Read More »

Russia says Trump is using 'Cold War rhetoric' on Cuba

The past two years has shown that the two countries, as Cuban President Raul Castro has repeated, can cooperate and live together in a civilized manner, respecting differences and fostering everything that can benefit both nations and people, the statement points out. Read More »

Trump lawyer won't rule out firing special counsel in Russian Federation probe

John CornynJohn CornynGOP leaders are unified: Firing Mueller a bad idea Trump calls House healthcare bill "mean" Schumer to GOP: Defend Mueller MORE (Texas), the Senate's No. Collins' question wasn't the only time the Mueller investigation came up during Rosenstein's hearing on Capitol Hill. He is scheduled to testify before two congressional hearings on Tuesday and is likely to face even more pointed questions about the Russian Federation probe and the independence of the Justice ... Read More »

Savannah's Harman leads US Open after three rounds

Furyk reached 10-under 200. This is the first time in 25 years that the U.S. Open has played as a par 72. Staying that deep into the red might not prove as easy. No one had a chance. Casey started eagle-birdie and finished with two birdies over the final four holes for his 66. You can watch coverage of the 117th U.S. Read More »

Additional firefighters sent to battle growing Utah blaze

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Forest Service officials. A fast-moving wildfire officials said was sparked by human action forced officials to order a full evacuation of a Utah ski resort town. Fire managers say extreme heat expected in the coming days will make firefighting efforts even more challenging. Jared Burton, public information officer for the Brian Head Marshall's Office, told the Spectrum , a newspaper and website covering St. Read More »

NYPD Officer Dragged by Teen in Stolen Car Critically Injured, Police Say

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Officers responded to multiple reports of gunshots in Brooklyn just before midnight but determined the sounds were really fireworks. O'Neill declined to elaborate on how the NYPD connected the teen to the stolen vehicle, a black Honda sedan, or whether investigators believe the wounded boy was the driver or a passenger. Read More »

Gingrich: Mueller tip of 'deep state spear'

More concerning was the source's allegation Trump "was pleased by the ambiguity of his position on Mr. Mueller, and thinks the possibility of being fired will focus the veteran prosecutor on delivering what the president desires most: a blanket public exoneration". Read More »

Justice Department's Rosenstein assures Congress of special counsel's independence in Russia probe

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. 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. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation releases new information on gun used in Virginia shooting

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Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a U.S. capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. The offices of Brooks and Franks said they had no comment, and referred questions to Capitol Police. Watson said the deputy on Wednesday recalled Hodgkinson being "very cordial". "I was a little shocked out of all the cities in the United States it would be a little Midwest town like this", said Claire Hatch, a lifelong resident. Read More »

US Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Stronger Sanctions Against Russia, Iran

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The two Senators that voted "no" were Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rand Paul (R-KY). House Republicans are expected to review the Senate-passed sanctions bill in the coming weeks, an aide told Politico . To become law, the legislation must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Trump. Despite the overwhelming vote, the Russian Federation sanctions package was no sure thing. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is upgraded to serious from critical

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Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. A rifle bullet hit his left hip, shattering bones, tearing organs, and leaving him in a critical condition. "Congressman Steve Scalise is in serious condition", the release said. Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting. Read More »

President Trump To Enforce New Restrictions With Cuba

In Havana, Cuba's government criticised the new restrictions on ties with the USA that were announced by Trump, but reiterated its willingness to hold a "respectful dialogue" with Washington . Among other changes, travel for non-academic educational purposes will be limited to group travel. On Thursday, seven Republican lawmakers from outside Florida whose districts see agricultural, industrial or commercial opportunities in Cuba wrote Trump to argue that keeping a foothold Cuba is ... Read More »

Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family

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Jack Sava, called Scalise's injury a "transpelvic gunshot wound" which had "fragmented, and caused significant damage to bones, internal organs and blood vessels". The gunman, James Hodgkinson from the St Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by officers in Mr Scalise's security detail. Hodgkinson was eventually killed by Capitol police. Read More »

Trump cancels Obama's Cuba deal

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However, the island nation says it will continue to cooperate with its northern neighbour. Cuban state TV said: "The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo that are destined to fail". cash flows that could support the communist regime in Havana . United States farmers have pressed the administration to continue opening the trade relationship with the island, though the market is relatively small. Read More »

Who is Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein?

In a second Tweet, Trump echoed previous claims that he is the victim of what he says is the "single greatest witch hunt in American political history". The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. A special counsel is probing the 2016 presidential election and whether there were any contacts between Russians and the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'

Mr Comey , who had been leading one of several Russian Federation inquiries, testified to Congress last week that the president had pressured him to drop an inquiry into links between Mr Flynn and Russian Federation. Trump has described these reports as "fake news " and the investigations as a " witch hunt ". ABC said Rosenstein told Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand that she would have to assume those responsibilities if he disqualified himself from the investigation. Read More »

Congressional baseball game in DC raises more than $1 million for charity

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Scalise is still in critical condition but is doing better, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center where the congressman is now confined. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time". Scalise was shot in the hip , with the bullet tearing through his pelvis and injuring internal organs. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's Condition Improves, Upgraded to 'Serious'

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James T. Hodgkinson , 66, allegedly opened fire on a Congressional baseball team as Republicans were practicing for an annual game to be played at Nationals Park Thursday. "I feel a lot more confident and a lot more optimistic than I did two, three days ago", Sava said. Top US Republican lawmaker Steve Scalise continued to show improvement as he recovers from being shot by a gunman angry about President Donald Trump, the hospital treating him said Saturday. Read More »