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Press conference on condition of majority whip Steve Scalise

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Rep. Scalise was shot during baseball practice with the GOP team early Wednesday morning after a man approached the field and opened fire. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remained in critical condition Friday. Officials say she was shot in the ankle and that she is still in the hospital in "good condition and in good spirits". President Donald Trump sent a message of encouragement, which was shown on the stadium scoreboard prior to the game. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . Trump said. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who placed blame for recent election losses squarely on the Democrats themselves - and their obsession with the Trump-Russia story. Read More »

United Kingdom safety operation underway after London fire

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There have been accusations of criminal negligence and, if more buildings are deemed unsafe, the government faces the task of rehoming people within existing social housing facilities which are stretched. Councils have been asked by the government to conduct safety checks, as May said they would fund tests on up to 100 towers a day. Downing street initially said English councils estimated that up to 600 tower blocks could be affected, but this figure was later retracted because it was based ... Read More »

Shooter acted alone at GOP baseball practice; No terrorism involved, says FBI

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Also on Wednesday, Scalise was upgraded from " serious " to "fair" condition . Hodgkinson sprayed rifle fire at Republican congressmen on Wednesday as they practiced for a charity baseball game . He had posted repeatedly on social media espousing "anti-Republican" views, Slater said, and prior to the shooting, he asked a witness if those practicing were Democrats or Republicans. Read More »

Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson acted alone, FBI states

Wednesday the Federal Bureau of Investigation said what they discovered in a storage shed that the shooter, James Hodgkinson , had rented before he put his plan into action. Authorities also found 200 rounds of ammunition in a storage locker Hodgkinson had rented in April in Alexandria, Slater said. The evening before, Hodgkinson was searching Google maps for routes from Alexandria, just south of Washington , to his home in IL. Read More »

10 dead, 50 injured in twin explosions in Parachinar

Provincial minister Shaukat Yusufzai said the blast affected those who were presented in the market for shopping ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr, while many were moving out of town for the upcoming holidays. The explosions were reported to have occurred near Tal Adda, where a busy market and bus terminal are located. In January, at least 25 people were killed and over 65 injured early in the morning when a powerful explosion ripped through a crowded marketplace in Parachinar, officials said. Read More »

Sydney to erect barricades to prevent vehicle attacks

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The installation of the barricades was on the advice of NSW Police and state emergency services to block vehicle access. Although there was no specific threat to Sydney , according to police in New South Wales state, such measures were being considered in light of occured incidents across the world i.e.a van which ploughed into worshippers near a London mosque, the third attack in the city since March, a vehicle crashed into NY city's Times square killing one and injuring 22. Read More »

German's unification architect, Helmut Kohl dies at 87

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FILE - The Sept. 7, 1997 file photo shows East German leader Erich Honecker and West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl , right, as they review the guard of honor at the chancellery in Bonn, western Germany , during the first off. "My mentor, my friend, the very essence of Europe, he will be greatly, greatly missed". In a 2002 interview with journalist Jens Peter Paul, Kohl recalled how French President Francois Mitterrand and others urged him to lend his backing to the idea of a common ... Read More »

Russian Federation warships and sub fire cruise missiles at Syria: Moscow

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Australia is part of the coalition fighting the IS in Iraq and in late 2015 extended air operations into Syria , with a total of 780 defence personnel based in the Middle East. According to Washington sources, the jet had bombed US -backed forces. US special forces have been training Syrian opposition fighters at the At Tanf base for more than a year. Read More »

Shiv Sena to support Ram Nath Kovind in presidential election

Asked if the faction, which has 12 MPs and an equal number of MLAs, was supporting Kovind since he hailed from the dalit community, Panneerselvam said the presidential nominee has been a MP twice, besides having served as Bihar governor , and was, therefore, "experienced". Read More »

Why Tuesday's Other Special Election Should Terrify Republicans — Forget Georgia

Those Republicans chose their comfort level with their party and a candidate in Karen Handel , who is a known quantity, over someone with little experience who didn't even live in the district in Jon Ossoff . "That's the most important part". Democrats can assuage themselves all they like with talk of reduced margins in red districts, but that's to be expected: they're in opposition right now, which means turbocharged activists and voters motivated by feel-good aspirations rather than ... Read More »

Israel starts work on new West Bank settlement

He has taken a considerably milder position towards Israeli settlements though than his predecessor, Barack Obama , who sharply criticised settlement activity. The bulldozer's driver, a kippah-wearing Israeli who said he was from a settlement in the southern West Bank, said they were laying the foundations for two new roads that would lead to the new settlement. Read More »

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

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But as the returns came in and Ossoff remained stubbornly behind Karen Handel , a veteran local officeholder, Democratic frustrations burst into full view. "They always want to choose our leaders", Pelosi said of Republicans criticizing her and others, such as former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Read More »

US student freed from North Korea has ''severe'' neurological injury

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Doctors have not found any evidence to support North Korea's assertions that a now comatose American college student came down with a rare case of food poisoning. Tillerson said Tuesday that the State Department was continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of the other imprisoned Americans. Read More »

UAE's Gargash says Qatar isolation could last for year

In this Monday, June 12, 2017 photo, passengers arrive at the Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Saudi Arabia has led other Arab nations in cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations the small Gulf nation backs terror groups and that its policies, including its support for Islamist groups, threatens the region. Read More »

US destroyer almost foundered after collision, bodies found

A search and rescue operation for seven missing sailors of a U.S. Navy destroyer was called off Sunday after it collided with a Philippine-flagged merchant ship, Saturday . The other two are being treated for cuts and bruises they suffered. Bryce Benson's was completely destroyed, according to Aucoin. "He's lucky to be alive ", he added. Read More »

Pelosi on rumbles for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

Georgia wasn't the only state to hold special elections this week as Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archi Parnell with 51.1 percent of the vote in SC, 5th Congressional District. "And I'm not sure that that's there yet". "This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi ". "What happened on that ballfield was a awful tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Steve and the others who were injured that day", Handel said. Read More »

Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

The Republican health care bill wouldn't just unravel the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare. Through an in-depth publication on Facebook , Barack Obama stated that the legislative proposal is not a health regulation outline, but huge tax cuts to the wealthiest, drug industries and to insurance companies. Read More »

Silver takes control of Rs 39000 level, gold weakens

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Silver also strengthened by Rs 50 to Rs 39,050 per kg, backed by increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Spot gold was up 0.6% at $1,257.1 an ounce in early trade after earlier touching $ 1,258.00, its highest since 14 June. Read More »

USA shoots down armed Iran drone over Syria prompting Russian protests

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Australian Defense Force Chief Mark Binskin said on Wednesday the operations were halted while the Australians examined what was happening in what he had described as a " complex piece of airspace " over Syria . A spokesman for the Guard, Gen. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" and drone footage. Sharif says the missile launch reflects Iran's "military power" though Iran has no intention of starting another war. Read More »

President Trump Says There are No Comey Tapes

But what appears to have started as an angry, or perhaps mischievous missive triggered a series of consequences each weightier than the last. At the time of their meetings, Comey was in charge of the FBI's investigation into potential collusion between the president's campaign and Russia, USA Today reported . Read More »

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

It is officially reported that Iran launched several missiles into eastern Syria, targeting Islamic State fighters in retaliation for the twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. The missile strikes are also being used to warn "some reactionary countries" of the sub-region, and Saudi Arabia was expressly singled out as one of them, with allegations that "they are trying to bring insecurity into Iran". Read More »