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Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

Ruddy, who had been at the White House Monday, told PBS' Judy Woodruff that "I think he's considering perhaps terminating the special counsel ". The effort to muddy the waters surrounding the investigation is coming amid growing White House concern that the probe could detract from the president's agenda for months or years to come. Read More »

Southern Baptists Repudiate Racism and White Supremacy after a Showdown

The Memphis pastor, who easily won re-election on Tuesday, said that he will put an emphasis on spreading the Gospel in his second one-year term, according to Religion News Service . [ Rev . Russell] Moore vehemently condemned candidate Trump. While leaders of the convention hesitated the day before to consider the resolution, its passage was met with support and a standing ovation from the convention crowd of about 5,000. Read More »

Seven crew members missing after Navy destroyer collides with ship

The U.S. 7th Fleet said in a statement that the crash damaged two berthing spaces, a machinery room and the radio room. The U.S. Navy says the USS Fitzger. Planes, boats and helicopters scoured the seas off Japan's Pacific coast in a bid to find the crew who disappeared in the predawn accident, which also left the USS Fitzgerald's commander injured. Read More »

Other view: Scalise shooting: Playing congressional baseball game shows needed unity

The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns and drawn new attention to the harsh rhetoric that reflects America's political polarization. In a rare moment of unity, congressional Republicans and Democrats took to the field for their annual charity game at Nationals Park Thursday, just 36 hours after a shooting rampage which left one of their colleague fighting for his life. Read More »

Russia claims it killed two more IS commanders in Syria - Ifax

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Russia's Defence Ministry said on Friday it was checking information that a Russian air strike near the Syrian city of Raqqa may have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in late May, Russian news agencies reported. However, in the case of IS spokesman Abu-Muhammad al-Adnani, the group rushed to announce his death on 30 August 2016, the same day he was targeted in a USA air strike in Syria, pre-empting any reports by the military or media. Read More »

Anger over not guilty verdict in Minnesota police shooting

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez , who is Latino, was acquitted Friday of manslaughter and two lesser charges. The aftermath of the shooting on July 6 previous year was captured on video by Ms Reynolds and broadcast on Facebook Live. He and his brother Gregory Taylor watch from St. Louis County Friday as as the Minnesota jury acquitted officer Yanez in their nephew's death. Choi said under Minnesota law, as written, the deadly use of force in Castile's death was not justified. Read More »

Donald Trump's White House 'a crime scene'

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And it was Rosenstein who appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "I think he should let Bob Mueller do his job, do his job independently, and do his job quickly, because I think that that's what he would want to have happen", Ryan told conservative commentator Guy Benson. Read More »

British Agree to EU Demand to Start Brexit With Divorce Talks

He said: "Any deal which undercuts in any way the process here or the Good Friday and the other agreements is one which has to be opposed by progressives". It follows warnings - including from former prime minister Sir John Major - that the Government will compromise its stated impartiality in the province if it enters a confidence and supply deal with the DUP at Westminster. Read More »

Search continues for London tower missing amid fears death toll could soar

London police said Friday that 30 people are known to have died in the blaze that started just before 1 a.m. Wednesday, surprising many people as they slept. Residents of the Chalcot Estate - which includes four 22-storey tower blocks and one 18-storey block - told BBC London they were anxious about safety and what to do in the event of a fire. Read More »

DMK-led oppn meet Guv; seeks Palaniswami's govt's dismissal

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Palaniswami during the confidence vote. "So that voting should be cancelled and this government should be dismissed immediately", Mr. Stalin, also the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly , said. "It is me in the video, but the voice is not mine", Mr Saravanan had said. The CD contains a video of two MLAs talking about Kuvathur. Stalin, in his plea, said the sting operation was important evidence regarding the circumstances in which the vote of confidence was conducted House. Read More »

Shot US congressman Scalise improving

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U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey , who was wounded in the shooting while protecting members of Congress , threw the first pitch . Witnesses said the shooting would have been a "massacre" if not for the Capitol Police officers on duty as part of Scalise's security detail and the gunfight that ensued as local law enforcement arrived. Read More »

Brexit talks to begin on schedule

May has said the divorce talks, likely to be the most complex in Europe since World War II, will begin as planned next week and her Brexit minister, David Davis, said Britain's negotiating position was unchanged. The Conservative source said this meant the party was "confident" it had enough votes for the programme to be approved, after May suffered a disastrous setback in snap elections a week ago that saw her lose her majority in the 650-seat House of Commons, just ahead of crucial Brexit ... Read More »

Was Trump's 'hope' Comey's command? We asked a language expert

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After receiving the request from the Wall Street Journal , the Secret Service started searching for responsive records. Much has gone down ever since then, including Comey's explosive testimony, in which he made several accusations against the President and said he hope there were tapes recording their conversations. Read More »

More US Voters Trust Comey Over Trump After US Senate Hearing

The officials who described the financial focus of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. "My judgment was I needed to get that out into the public square", Comey told the Senate committee last week of why he leaked the memos after Trump hinted online that their meeting may have been taped. Read More »

British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St

Locals yelled questions at Mayor Sadiq Khan as he walked through the west London neighbourhood where the 24-storey Grenfell Tower went up in flames early on Wednesday. The government has promised a full public inquiry , but that has done little to a sense of frustration at the lack of information about how the fire moved so quickly to engulf the building. Read More »

58 missing, presumed dead in London inferno

Residents there say there had been numerous warnings about the safety of the building, which recently underwent an exterior refurbishment costing some US$11.1 million. Six bodies have been recovered from the gutted 24-storey tower, while 11 have been located inside, but can not yet be removed. Mohamad Alhajani, a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, was named as the first victim of the fire, and 24-year-old local artist Khadija Saye has also been named as a victim. Read More »

Mukherjee dedicates Bengaluru Metro to nation

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In all, the Metro is expected to cater to at least five lakh people with the complete rollout of the first phase. "We have learned our lessons from the execution of Phase I and will put that to use for the second phase", says Pradeep Singh Kharola, MD of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). Read More »

30 killed, dozens missing, more feared dead in London tower block fire

May met with hospitalized survivors Friday after coming under criticism for failing to meet with angry residents of the building earlier in the week. One protester held up a "Wanted" poster for the head of the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation, which administers Grenfell Tower , accusing him of "corporate manslaughter". Read More »

Government's Brexit talks priority 'protecting jobs and growth' - Hammond

It came as British officials made their first major concession - agreeing to sort out divorce issues before moving onto trade talks. Davis had at one point warned it would be the "row of the summer". Among topics that need to be agreed upon is the status of United Kingdom citizens living and working in the EU, as well as that of European nationals doing the same in Britain. Read More »