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President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

The president wrote, "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Trump wasn't under investigation personally prior to Comey's firing on May 9. For months, President Trump has been obsessed - publicly and privately - with clearing his name in relation to the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with members of his campaign. Read More »

Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

Twenty-five percent of GOP respondents in the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll said Trump attempted to impede or obstruct the investigation through that firing. So there's decline across the board, though by a modest amount. That's not enough to boost his overall "disapprove" number from 44 to 51, and since we only have the "approve" number for Republicans for June and no data on independents, I surmise a small shift for Republicans from "neutral" to ... Read More »

Trump urged unity and stated Scalise 'took a bullet for us'

The shooting shocked Capitol Hill and froze congressional business. Brett Horton, Scalise's chief of staff, read a brief statement from Scalise's wife Jennifer. James Hodgkinson had been a vocal opponent of the Republican party. The officer wound up having to jump on the hood of the driver's Mazda SUV to avoid being struck directly. Read More »

Tillerson sees shift in Russia's North Korea position

The leaders of the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations committees announced late on Monday that they had reached an agreement on the sanctions package after intensive negotiations. "[President Trump] raised it, and I had a bilateral meeting with [Abbas] later and I told him-you absolutely have to stop this", Tillerson said regarding the terror payments . Read More »

Trump attacks Hillary again over 'bleaching' emails

Though some in the White House have preached caution, fearing a repeat of the firestorm over Comey's firing, many in Trump's orbit - including his son Donald Trump Jr. The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. For example, Trump agreed to host the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow in 2013, a $20 million deal facilitated by Russian real estate mogul and billionaire Aras Agalarov. Read More »

Seven US sailors missing after collision

The accident caused some flooding on the Fitzgerald , an Arleigh Burke-class Navy destroyer commissioned in 1995. Ms Schrimsher tweeted: "Just heard the sweetest voice and saw a wonderful face". Navy's 7th Fleet said. This item clarifies that Richardson is the head of Navy. Situated at the approach to Tokyo bay, Yokosuka and the waters to its south are a busy commercial waterway plied by commercial vessels sailing to and from Japan*s two biggest container ports in Tokyo and ... Read More »

EU, Britain to kick off Brexit talks on June 19

In calling the election back in April, the Prime Minister asked the electorate to give her a mandate for a hard Brexit, based on Britain leaving the European single market and making a clean break with the EU. This has been echoed by Sinn Fein, with the republican party saying the proposed agreement is causing anxiety and fear and could have implications for power-sharing talks. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires off angry tweets

If Trump's goal is to limit Mueller's probe or force him out, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona said this week, "that would be disastrous for him". In another indication of the seriousness of the probe, Michael Cohen, a personal attorney to Trump, said he has retained attorney Stephen Ryan, a former assistant US attorney, to represent him in the ongoing probes. Read More »

Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

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But as the court presented, Roy freaked out and got out of the vehicle; that was when then-17-year-old Carter , who had been speaking with him about his suicide bid via text and over the phone, told him to " get back in ". Carter was not taken into custody and will remain on bail. She texted him again, encouraging him to follow through. Roy's relatives, who sat near her in the first row, wept as Moniz ticked through the steps Roy took to end his life, as well as Carter's complicity. Read More »

Trump lashes out over Russia probe

The recusal question has surfaced before, amid speculation Rosenstein could become part of the Robert Mueller probe given his role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey . Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in May after Rosenstein authored a memo advising him to do so. "What I did is I was going to fire Comey". Read More »

EU, Britain fix date to begin Brexit negotiations

In an attempt to avoid a second election that could deepen the worst political turmoil in Britain since last June's shock vote to leave the EU, May apologised to her Conservative Party's lawmakers, who said they would leave her in power - for now. Read More »

Man hit by bus in Sydney CBD dies

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Witnesses told Nine that the victim may have been a passenger who stepped out of a auto and was then struck by the bus. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, died on the road. The 43-year-old driver of the vehicle suffered a broken wrist and was taken to St Vincent's Hospital for treatment. Partygoers, heading home from local nightspots, became horrified onlookers as they made their way past the sobering scene. Read More »

Theresa May finally says she will visit victims of Grenfill Tower fire

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Syndercombe Court said the testing process would likely take months, as officials scour through remains, search for things like comparison DNA and go through a lengthy verification process. 'Were corners cut? Was the advice of the London Fire Brigade followed? The cuts resulted in response times of firefighters rising in more than half of London's wards. Read More »

Grenfell Tower fire: Protests as anger grows

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Firefighters are working their way through the smouldering remains of the building's 24 floors, but the fire is out. She said they had been particularly affected by the desperation of one family who threw a baby from a window in a bid to save it. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of firing special counsel Mueller in Russian probe

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Under current Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , not the president- though those regulations could theoretically be set aside. quickly retweeted to his own 1.7 million followers. The government let the old independent-counsel law expire in 1999 - at that point even Clinton's tormentor, investigator Kenneth Starr, suggested the law needed to change. Read More »

US lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalised

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Her comment comes a day after a gunman opened fire at a baseball field in Alexandria, Virginia as Republican lawmakers practiced for Thursday's annual congressional baseball game . Sen. Bill Cassidy, a doctor and colleague of Rep. Steve Scalise on Capitol Hill, said Thursday (June 15) that a gunshot wound to the hip has the potential for serious complications, and Scalise's potential recovery will become clear over the next two days. Read More »

British PM Theresa May faces mounting criticism over London tower block blaze

Thirty-seven people are still receiving treatment in hospitals across London , with 17 still in a critical condition. The other 18 bodies remain inside the scorched building, police said. The senior officer said that 5,000 missing persons calls had been made to the police casualty bureau, many involving multiple reports concerning one individual; one person was reported missing 46 times . Read More »

30 confirmed dead in London high-rise fire

Scuffles broke out near the building, with demonstrators chanting "we want justice" as they surged toward the doors. Entire families are missing, and the death toll is certain to rise after flames tore through the 120-unit Grenfell Tower in the early hours of Wednesday when most people were asleep. Read More »

Marco Rubio previews coming Donald Trump change in Cuba policy

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The law was as inequitable as it was a risky lure. Despite the years of hostility, Cubans generally love America. But on Friday, Trump, citing human rights violations, will sign an executive order in Miami on the new policy. U.S. president Donald Trump has thrust America and Cuba back on a path towards open hostility with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. Read More »

DUP says "right & proper" to back May's Queen Speech

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The draft agreement could indicate potential sticking points in the anticipated "confidence and supply" agreement between the parties, stating that DUP MPs will vote with the Government on all matters except - crucially - welfare reforms, matters relating exclusively to Northern Ireland and matters relating to the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read More »

OLB prospect DeAndre Square pledges commitment to Kentucky

Last I want to thank my coaches for coaching me up and showing me the ropes. "I picked Kentucky because I love the coaches and how they believe in me", he said. Kentucky continues to recruit the state of MI well and today, the Wildcats added Detroit Cass Tech four-star linebacker Deandre Square to their recruiting class. Read More »

Government says it has been "crystal clear" on approach to Brexit negotiations

Talks to restore confidence took a back seat in recent days as the political focus largely shifted to London and the DUP's deal to prop up the Conservatives at Westminster. Asked whether he favoured a softer version of Brexit, such as one which includes membership of the EU single market or the customs union, he said Britain's position had been set out by the Prime Minister. Read More »

Ryan to President Trump: 'Let Robert Mueller do his job'

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Anyone who engages in these baseless attacks about Mr. Mueller's character is only heaping dishonor upon themselves. Trump had interviewed Mueller to replace James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and his law firm represents members of Trump's family, according to Ruddy. Read More »