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Australian journo shot in war-torn Philippine city

The number "needs to be verified first since retrieval operations have no access to these areas where (an) intense firefight is taking place". "Much more to be absent for a week without explanation except to rest", Magdalo Rep. "The truth is probably somewhere in between", said the USA security official. A joint police and military raid netted Maute after a "concerned citizen" recognized him from wanted posters. Read More »

Brexit talks start Monday. The UK still lacks a plan

The performance of the British economy could also influence perceptions of Brexit . Negotiations around the DUP's " confidence and supply " arrangement with the Conservatives were last night said to be continuing, with no official announcement expected until next week. Read More »

House Whip Steve Scalise in critical condition after baseball shooting

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The game at Nationals Park carried on a century-old bipartisan ritual, this one tinged with worry about Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise and the players' determination to answer the attack by coming together in sport. Rep. Chris Collins , R-N.Y., railed against Democrats in an interview on a Buffalo radio station Wednesday, saying they need to "tone down the rhetoric". Read More »

Killed in Mogadishu Restaurant Siege

According to Africom, al-Shabaab has overrun three bases of the African Union Mission to Somalia, a peacekeeping mission operated by the AU, by amassing large numbers of fighters and attacking in overwhelming numbers in the last eight months. Read More »

Report says Mueller probe looking at obstruction

Mueller, himself a widely respected former head of the FBI , has now taken up the angle of possible efforts by Trump to obstruct justice in the investigation , the Post said . Mr Trump has recently expressed frustration with Mr Sessions , who has come under pressure over his own Russian Federation contacts. "Many have suggested that my recusal is because I felt I was a subject of the investigation myself, that I may have done something wrong", Sessions said. Read More »

Alleged baseball practice gunman was James Hodgkinson of Belleville

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The FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and local police in IL and Virginia " continue to actively investigate motives, acquaintances and whereabouts that led to today's incident ", he said. "It's unbelievable. It's fantastic; freaks me out", said Gary Aye, who lives near Hodgkinson's home on Rolling Hills Lane. A government official says Hodgkinson is the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Read More »

How secret is the Senate's health care bill?

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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is anxious that the public is not learning almost enough about the secret Republican Senate bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, which could cost millions of people their health insurance. Other questions to be resolved include how many and which of the ACA taxes to keep and which regulations to eliminate. "McConnell or his staff that", said Sen. Read More »

Sen. Sanders "sickened" by shooting from campaign volunteer

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Scalise was among several people wounded when a rifle-wielding attacker fired on Republican lawmakers on a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia , outside Washington . In 2006, he was arrested for battery after allegedly punching a young woman in the face and striking and choking another individual. Hodgkinson's anti-Republican stance was clear, not just on his own page, but in other Facebook groups . Read More »

'He Could Have A Short Temper': Acquaintance Of Alexandria Shooting Suspect

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Republican lawmakers were practicing for Thursday's annual charity congressional baseball game. Lawmakers say the game will go on tomorrow, as planned. U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner was shot in the ankle and remains hospitalized in good condition, according to The Washington Post . Police identified a third officer who participated as Special Agent Henry Cabrera. Read More »

Trump begged NSA director to deny collusion with Russia

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Trump brushed aside Holt's question about the timing of the firing, which raised eyebrows coming as it did while Comey was overseeing an investigation into possible Trump campaign collusion with Russians who meddled in the election. The use by the White House of executive privilege, however, may likely not be invoked because of the Supreme Court decision in the Watergate scandal that the privilege can not be used to hide evidence in criminal prosecutions. Read More »

Cory Booker Wants Jeff Sessions Removed As Attorney General

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Looks like that fact changed shortly after Trump fired him for "that Russian Federation thing". Meanwhile, we have faith Mueller will do right by the Constitution and pursue the unbiased truth - as much as it can be discerned. "That would be a violation of the communications rule that I have". Democratic senators pressed him on the legal rationale for his refusal to discuss those private conversations, as Sessions acknowledged that Trump had not asserted executive privilege around the ... Read More »

State Opening of Parliament and Queen's Speech to take place next Wednesday

It comes amid concerns the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the region if it enters a confidence and supply deal with Mrs Foster's party at Westminster. He said the current process - which involves the United Kingdom and Irish governments chairing elements of the negotiations and the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service moderating other discussions - is the "right approach". Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

The probe into Kushner's business dealings is part of the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Americans are mixed on whether the Justice Department investigation, now led by Robert Mueller , can be fair and impartial. After Comey's testimony, Trump said he had been vindicated because his former FBI director confirmed telling Trump on three occasions that he was not under investigation. Read More »

Washington officials to respond to attack on anti-Erdogan crowd

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US officials and members of Congress have condemned the incident as an attack on peaceful demonstrators exercising their democratic rights. Last week, the U.S. The violence unfolded as a small group of Kurdish protesters held signs and chanted across the street from the Turkish facility in D.C. during the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Read More »

Attorney General Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation

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US President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials. Trump, though, was interested in "loyalty", Comey said. "Could very well happen", Sessions said, adding, "nothing improper". "Nice", the president wrote on Twitter . Read More »

"Hard Brexit" plan is dead in the water - Scotland's Sturgeon

She was reportedly looking at proposals to push ahead with another independence referendum, but rebrand it as a vote on the final Brexit deal to lure Scots into backing it. The Scottish First Minister suggested a UK-wide consensus should be adopted for talks to allow the devolved governments a greater say on the terms of the country's departure from the EU. Read More »

5 Ramifications of an Investigation Into Trump — NBC Analysis

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If he declined, Trump would have to fire him and find another DOJ official willing to do so - a scenario that would be reminiscent of the Watergate era and its infamous "Saturday Night Massacre". Trump later contradicted his own staff, saying on May 11 he had the Russian Federation issue in mind when he fired Comey. Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Read More »

Authorities: Lyle Jeffs captured at marina

Wednesday. The captured poster for Lyle Jeffs . Lyle Jeffs escapes custody after using "some sort of lubrication, possibly olive oil" to rid himself of the ankle monitor, according to the Salt Lake Tribune . A third Jeffs brother, Seth Jeffs, pleaded guilty to charges associated with the food stamp fraud case. As Radar reported , Jeffs went on the run less than two weeks after a U.S. Read More »

Paul Ryan to Donald Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

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Ruddy appears to have based his assessment on public comments made over the weekend by a member of Trump's personal legal team. That prompted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller - himself a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director - as special counsel the following week. Read More »

Timeline: Making and execution of Lee Kuan Yew's will

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A lengthy tussle has heated up between Singapore's prime minister and his siblings over the last wishes of their father, the founding leader of the city-state. In case you missed it last night, PM Lee issued an extensive statement clarifying his side of the story in the conflict regarding what to do with Lee Kuan Yew's house at 38 Oxley Road. Read More »

Russian yacht with 3 crew members reportedly seized by North Korea

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But since the message was sent out on Wednesday, no further communication has come from the boat. The statement also demanded the release of the Russian citizens and expressed "surprise" at the response from DPRK authorities, saying that Russian authorities claim to have data that shows the yacht was no closer than 50 miles from the North Korean coast at the time. Read More »

FIFA video review goal is avoiding errors, not perfection

They're split into two groups, with the top two of each group progressing into the semi-finals, first playing second each time . Without Mats Hummels and Jerome Boateng, Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi and Bayern Munich-bound Niklas Suele could forge a few parternship at centreback. Read More »

Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

Wearing the jacket his son Otto Warmbier wore at the sham trial that ended with his imprisonment in North Korea, Fred Warmbier denounced the "pariah" regime that had brutalized his son, and fought back tears Thursday as he remembered kneeling to hug him when he was returned to the United States in a coma. Read More »