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Some Grenfell Tower fire victims 'may never be identified'

The number of confirmed fatalities from Wednesday's inferno in a West London residential block is now 17, British police have said. Grenfell Tower in West London after a fire engulfed the 24-storey block. The evacuation route is one of the most important design elements when it comes to fire safety. The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but a tenants' group had complained for years about the risk of a fire. Read More »

Britain And EU Agree To Begin Brexit Negotiations On Monday

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The European Union (EU) will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it now has, EU Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. But many are also concerned that a sharp switch in direction could waste time to reach a deal on an orderly exit and could still fail to meet the approval of British voters.Cancelling Brexit - an option not endorsed by Britain's main parties despite their opposition to it a year ago - or even stopping the clock to ... Read More »

Donald Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

Trump critics have said that any efforts by the president to hinder an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe could amount to obstruction of justice. Specifically, they write, "five people briefed" say that Mueller's team will soon interview Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, along with Rogers's former deputy, who recently left the government. Read More »

London fire: Flammable cladding outlawed in NZ

It's also not clear whether people are trapped. From across London , people donated food, clothes and blankets. British fire safety experts are wondering how the blaze at the Grenfell Tower in London's North Kensington could have swept through the apartment block with such speed, with one expert saying if the building's construction materials met British safety standards, then there is something wrong with the standards. Read More »

At least 17 dead in London tower block fire

Some adults jumped. Their fates were unclear at this time. "I want to reassure the residents of Grenfell Tower - all of whom are in our thoughts and prayers - that the Government will make every effort to make sure that they are rehoused in London and as close as possible to home". Read More »

Shooting brought unity to 'very, very divided' US

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The wife of the gunman who wounded a Republican congressman and several others says her husband went to Washington because he wanted to work with people on changing tax brackets. He was lying motionless and was "coherent the whole time" when Sen. He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. Read More »

Trump calls for unity after shooting

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The video gives an overview of the shooting that left four people injured, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and congressional aide Zack Barth. Louisiana Senator District 22, Fred Mills says, "Our prayers are for the Scalise family and everybody that's been injured in that shooting". Jeff Flake and Rep. Read More »

Doctors say student has severe injuries to brain

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The controversy has flared up an already tense situation between the two countries. The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality". Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges speedy Brexit talks after British vote

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Yet with the result from Thursday's United Kingdom election, which left no single party with a majority, it is anyone's guess when and how the country will be ready to start the talks. The decision of Britain to leave was a shocking and cathartic moment in the 60-year history of the bloc, whose member states want to keep Britain as a close partner once it is out. Read More »

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

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Otto's release was secured via the State Department and the efforts of the Trump administration, he said. He also learned Otto had suffered a " severe neurological injury ". The two images on the disc were dated April and July 2016, and Kanter said they suspect Warmbier's injury occurred in the "preceding weeks". "It must have been an accident and that's probably why they were hiding it for a year", he said. Read More »

Members of Congress set for annual baseball game a day after shooting

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Trump, who visited Scalise at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday evening, expressed optimism that Scalise would eventually recover. A Facebook account that appears to belong to Hodgkinson is filled with anti-Republican and anti-Trump posts, as well as expressions of support for former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Read More »

'Intense fear' Fleischmann reflects on Virginia shooting

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Following a day that saw most congressional business canceled, the House approved legislation offering health insurance tax credits to some veterans while committees pondered federal land management, cybersecurity and more. The shooter later died from his injuries. After the hospital visit, Pence headed to Miami for a conference on Central America and meetings with the leaders of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. Read More »

Rep. Scalise facing uphill fight in recovery from shooting

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Noah Nathan happened to be walking his dog Wednesday morning near the Alexandria, Virginia park where several dozen members of Congress were targeted by an IL gunman, and videotaped the shootout between the gunman and Capitol Police. The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled for Thursday evening at Nationals Park across the Potomac River in Washington , and will go forward as planned. Read More »

Musician Akala: People died in London fire 'because they were poor'

He said that number was expected to rise and firefighters have said they did not expect to find any more survivors after rescuing 65 from the inferno. Their bravery of all those who put their lives at risk to save others can not be underestimated. Cotton said that specialist dogs would be brought into search the building. Read More »

Death Toll Climbs to 17 In London Apartment Fire

Questions remain over how the fire began and how it spread so quickly through the 1970s-era tower block that was home to as many as 500 people. "Tragically now we are not expecting to find anyone else alive", Cotton told Sky News . I think he might have just had some broken bones and bruises", said and eyewitness. Witnesses said the flames spread quickly up the building as most residents slept, and photographs later on Wednesday showed an nearly entirely blackened, smouldering shell. Read More »

London Tower Block Fire Death Toll Rises

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton said some internal structures in the building were no longer safe and that urban search-and-rescue sniffer dogs would be used to help in the hunt for victims, warning that the process could take weeks. Read More »

17 killed in London fire, 'miracle' if any other survivors

Questions are growing about how the flames spread so quickly, engulfing the 120 apartments in what fire chiefs said was an unprecedented blaze. Some jumped to their deaths rather than face the flames, and witnesses reported seeing small children thrown from the tower by their families in a desperate bid to survive. Read More »

FSU Scheduled for Saturday Night

Majority House Whip Steve Scalise, an LSU graduate, is recovering after he and three others were shot at a Congressional baseball team practice in Virginia Wednesday. The Wildcats defeated Oklahoma State 9-3. The Tigers will play either Oregon State or Cal State Fullerton on Monday. The team also sent t-shirts and hats to Congressman Scalise and congressional members playing in the Annual Congressional Baseball Game. Read More »

Missing Sailor from Putnam County found alive on ship

Mikey Marie Mims, Mims' ex-wife, was also relieved, telling ABC News in a statement that "no one deserves to die young". Which raises the following awkward questions, how did Mims end up " hiding " in one of the engine rooms? "I do feel like the Navy has explaining to do because the event of him going MIA had caused so much distress and sadness", she said. Read More »

Gunfire at UPS hub leaves 4 people dead

The gunfire erupted at 8:55 a.m. inside the UPS building on Potrero Hill during the company's Wednesday Wellness gathering, sparking panic as workers ran for their lives. Grief counselors were also at the facility. "I saw police officers go up from the ramp and then storm the buildings", he said. Lam asked to be relieved of working any more overtime, but Celia stated that he had not seemed to be angry at what happened and he said he did not understand why Lam made a decision to open fire on ... Read More »