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Author: 0 Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

The risk is lower than when Scalise was brought in to the hospital, Sava noted, adding that he more confident and optimistic about the congressman's condition. A Democrat ally of Steve Scalise asked for better protection for himself and his fellow lawmakers a week before the House of Representatives Majority Whip was left fighting for his life after Wednesday's shooting at a Congressional baseball practice.

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Author: 0 President Trump "Considering Terminating" Russia Special Counsel Robert Mueller

A spokesman for President Donald Trump's lawyer says a Washington Post report that the president is under investigation for possible obstruction of justice came from an "inexcusable and illegal" FBI leak. A spokesman for Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House committee, said Mueller will meet with members of the panel this week or next.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Mueller met with Senate Intel Committee leaders

In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for Mr Muller, according to The Washington Post . It is the most significant sign yet that Mueller's investigation is extending beyond questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mr. Trump has denied making that request.

Global News Sanders Says Shooting Suspect Volunteered For His Campaign
Author: 0 Sanders Says Shooting Suspect Volunteered For His Campaign

This poster released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation asks for information on James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville , Ill. At a news conference this morning with Virginia Democratic Gov. "I have past licenses in construction, roofing, electrical, septic, appraisals and more, " Hodgkinson said. Kristina Scrimshaw, a bartender at the Pork Barrel BBQ restaurant a few blocks from the shooting scene, said Hodgkinson had become something of a regular in recent weeks.

Author: 0 London Tower Fire: Death Toll Rises as Anger Takes Hold

She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged £5 million (NZ$8.8 million) to help the victims. British Prime Minister Theresa May faced mounting criticism on Friday (June 16) for not meeting the survivors of a deadly London tower block blaze , ratcheting up the pressure as she tries to strike a deal to stay in power after a botched election gamble.

Author: 0 Sinn Fein says will oppose any deal that undermines peace deal

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has told UK Prime Minister Theresa May that she is in breach of the Good Friday Agreement over her bid to get an agreement with the DUP to get into government. "The two issues - Northern Ireland and Brexit - might end up making the other more hard, in a vicious circle", Usherwood said. "These are the priority issues for us".

Global News Grenfell Tower death toll: Number of people confirmed dead rises to 30
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower death toll: Number of people confirmed dead rises to 30

The lack of a sprinkler system at Grenfell and the tower's controversial cladding have added to the feelings of anger among locals, who have lashed out at several politicians. But the PM, who had visited survivors in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, dodged questions over whether she had failed to judge public mood. Some observers asked whether hazards in the Grenfell complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people, were ignored because its residents are mainly poor.

Global News Qatar has historically been funder of terrorism: Donald Trump
Author: 0 Qatar has historically been funder of terrorism: Donald Trump

Trump has taken a starkly different tack, initially praising the move by Gulf nations to sever diplomatic relations with Doha before reversing course on Wednesday. "They can be addressed immediately", he said. The United Arab Emirates said on Friday that Qatar must acknowledge concerns about its "troubling support for extremism" and "re-examine its regional policies".

Global News USA dollar rise after Fed rate hike
Author: 0 USA dollar rise after Fed rate hike

However, US consumer prices unexpectedly fell in May and retail sales recorded their biggest drop in 16 months, suggesting a softening in domestic demand that could limit the Fed's ability to continue raising interest rates this year. Gold is sensitive to moves higher in both USA rates and the dollar. Earlier in the session, it hit 1,251.05, its weakest since May 24. The dollar index was up 0.3 percent after the Fed lifted rates and also pointed the way to a trimming of the huge emergency ...

Author: 0 Theresa May to lose Prime Minister's seat

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would form a government backed by a small Northern Irish party after her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in an election days before launching talks on Britain's European Union departure.

Global News Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday
Author: 0 Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

The pound rose after the Bank of England came its closest in a decade to raising interest rates to counter higher prices after Britain's vote to leave the European Union - a move that could further squeeze Britons with big mortgages. British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on the European Union to issue a broad reciprocal guarantee of rights for British expatriates living in the European Union after Brexit.

Global News Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU
Author: 0 Since Brexit vote, Europeans warm again to EU

The British government confirmed on Thursday that formal Brexit negotiations will begin on schedule in Brussels next Monday. The finance sector and other services - 78 percent of Britain's economy - are not covered by the customs union.

Author: 0 Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

The vote of 97 to 2 is a sharp rebuke to President Trump's posture vis-à-vis Russian Federation and his resistance to the intelligence community's assessment that the country was behind efforts to influence the election he won. The American Jewish Committee praised the bill's passage. "Iran's ballistic missile program, the regime's support for global terrorism, and its blatant and egregious human rights violations should not be ignored".

Author: 0 Donald Trump restores travel and economic restrictions on Cuba

Trump is eager to show he is getting things done despite the growing probe into Russian interference in the election - though the president began the day with a series of angry tweets on that matter - and Rubio can take credit for rolling back one of Obama's signature accomplishments.

Author: 0 Melbourne Terrorist 'Held Escort Hostage' To Lure Police

He'd taken hostage a woman he'd arranged to meet from an escort agency, and is believed by police to have killed the building receptionist. "The attack in Melbourne, Australia was carried out by a soldier of the Islamic State in response to the call for targeting the subjects of the coalition states", ISIS Amaq news agency said, relating to Australia's partnership in the USA counter-ISIS coalition.

Global News Family of Freed Student Adjusting to 'Different Reality'
Author: 0 Family of Freed Student Adjusting to 'Different Reality'

While Dennis Rodman handed over a copy of Trump's Art of the Deal to North Korea's foreign minister, the father of ex-detainee Otto Warmbier spoke to the press. Fred Warmbier said his son was "lured" to North Korea by a Chinese tourist agency, which advertised "safe" trips for American citizens. "I don't know what being in shock is", he said, "but I'm pretty sure I was".

Author: 0 Thirty confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower blaze as fury grows among survivors

In this image taken by eyewitness Gurbuz Binici, a huge fire engulfs the 24 story Grenfell Tower in Latimer Road, West London . Sky News understands that around 70 people are missing, feared dead. The government has ordered a judge-led inquiry into the disaster, which is under pressure to act quickly. On Friday fire crews again used water to damp down the charred building as they began a third day of picking through the tower's charred remains.

Global News Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court
Author: 0 Trump defends 'travel ban' after appeal to Supreme Court

George Conway , conservative attorney and husband to the president's senior advisor, expressed his regret over Trump's fiery tweets in which the president went against multiple advisors and White House officials' statements by declaring his executive orders temporarily restricting travel from several Muslim-majority nations a "TRAVEL BAN!" Legal experts say Trump's call for a tougher version of the travel ban could undermine his administration's efforts to reinstate the controversial ...

Author: 0 Oakland triumphant as parade celebrates Warriors title

That's a greater difference between the best ( Warriors ) and worst ( Chicago Bulls , 48.7 eFG%) shooting teams from last season. The Dublin/Pleasanton, Pittsburg/Bay Point and El Cerrito del Norte stations were the busiest, they said . "They have an incredible team". LeBron James said he had never been a part of a "super team" and we all laughed. "It's kind of insane to think about the conversations we had this summer and going into the year about how we can both mesh and do what we do ...

Author: 0 Minnesota officer acquitted in St. Louis native's death

The video shows the situation escalated quickly, with Yanez shooting Castile just seconds after Castile volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". There's a reason the hashtag #PhilandoCastile is trending on Twitter, and Officer Jeronimo Yanez's name is getting attention as well. During the trial, Yanez testified that he saw Castile's gun and had ignored his orders not to pull it out.

Global News Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump
Author: 0 Still no proof of collusion with Russians, says Donald Trump

The White House referred questions to Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Such a probe would represent a significant expansion of Mr Mueller's investigation into alleged meddling by Russian Federation in last year's presidential election , and any collusion with the Trump campaign.

Author: 0 DC shooting has brought some much-needed unity to Congress

After Thursday's result, the all-time record in the game is 39 wins each, for both Democrats and Republicans, with one tie. Sava said doctors have controlled Scalise's internal bleeding and his vital signs are stable but that infection remains a serious risk.

Global News President Donald Trump announces tough revisions to US-Cuba policy
Author: 0 President Donald Trump announces tough revisions to US-Cuba policy

It will not alter the USA trade embargo, which can only be lifted by Congress. Trump will not go so far as to sever diplomatic ties with Havana or shutter the U.S. "The harboring of criminals and fugitives will end", Trump said. "We need clients, business, we need the economy to move and by isolating Cuba, they will only manage to hurt many Cuban families and force companies to close".

Global News Trump's Cuba decision gives pause to US companies doing business there
Author: 0 Trump's Cuba decision gives pause to US companies doing business there

Trump , who believes many of Obama's efforts undermine US and Cuban economic interests and national security, has promised to roll back certain parts of the reforms since announcing his candidacy for president in 2015. "I had a feeling something might be up, so let's get on board and let's get over to Cuba as soon as was we can", he said. Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with on topics of mutual interest.

Global News Trump slams widening Mueller probe
Author: 0 Trump slams widening Mueller probe

No longer is he merely focused on Moscow's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, meaning Mueller appears also to be zeroing in on Trump's actions since taking office on January 20. The White House now refers all questions about the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. When asked about a letter he wrote recommending firing Comey, Rosenstein said that Mueller could be looking into the decision-making process for the firing - and he was therefore ...

Author: 0 Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting

One of the Capitol Police officers, David Bailey , who was hailed as a hero for the way he helped to subdue the gunman, appeared on crutches. Ivanka Trump , Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Conway were among those on hand represent the administration, while all four congressional leaders, House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis.; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif.; and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., led the almost 25,000 in ...

Author: 0 Ryan: "Let Mueller do his job"

Schumer added that if President Trump is weighing asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to fire Mueller, he should "look back in time and see what happened to a president who tried to do the same thing". He also downplayed complaints that Mueller and fired FBI Director James Comey are too closely connected for an investigation to be fair. He claimed he knew college students who said they had received death threats for saying they supported Trump, and also criticized ...

Global News UN Security Council sanctions more North Korean entities
Author: 0 UN Security Council sanctions more North Korean entities

He said the threat from North Korea was "clear and present" and that Pyongyang had increased its pace of pursuing nuclear weapons. The UN Security Council has extended its sanctions against North Korea with a resolution that adds more individuals and groups to the list.

Author: 0 Tom Hardy Creates Fund For Victims Of London's Grenfell Tower Blaze

Residents' groups said they had raised "numerous warnings" about the tower's safety, while people who escaped complained fire alarms did not go off and criticised advice that told them to stay in their flats. They met volunteers, local residents and community representatives while visiting Westway Sports Centre in west London , near the burnt down 24-storey Grenfell Tower .

Author: 0 Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. "We have controlled the internal bleeding and his vital signs have stabilized". The rifle blast to Scalise's left hip, as he stood near second base, caused "substantial damage" to bones, internal organs and blood vessels. "He was as critical as can be", Sava said.

Author: 0 Britain, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

Fighting for her political survival, May has been trying to strike a deal with a small Northern Irish Protestant party to avoid a second election that could delay Brexit talks and damage the $2.5 trillion economy . Senior Labour sources said conversations had taken place to allow back-channels between the two parties to negotiate amendments to Brexit Bills which would soften the exit.

Global News China nursery bomber had 'kill' on walls of house
Author: 0 China nursery bomber had 'kill' on walls of house

It wasn't clear whether the blast was an accident or was deliberately set. "Materials for making an explosive device were found at his room, and words such as "die" were written on the wall", Pei said. He was reportedly suspended from his school because of mental issues. Kindergartens, elementary schools and students in China have been attacked several times before by suspects authorities have said were mentally ill or bore grudges against their neighbors and society.

Author: 0 Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

Mr Cundy said he expected the death toll to rise further. "The investigation will look into what criminal offences may have been committed", Cundy said. With placards against Prime Minister Theresa May and her Conservative Party, the protestors chanted "we want justice". May will later chair a meeting on how the authorities can help affected communities and victims recover.

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