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Paul Ryan Says Trump Should 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

The issue is the focus of attention following remarks Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy , a close Trump friend and adviser, made in an interview with Judy Woodruff on PBS Newshour on Monday. Trump supporters like Newt Gingrich , on the other hand, have attacked Mueller and have called into question his credibility and independence. Read More »

Trump tweet denounces Mueller obstruction of justice probe as witch hunt

Mr. Trump's morning tweets included what seemed like a jab at former FBI Director Robert Mueller , the new Special Counsel for the Russian Federation probe, as he said the investigation was being "led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Although USA Today also noted that the tweet came shortly after a Washington Post report that Mueller's team is also investigating Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner's business dealings . Read More »

UK Police: 58 Missing, Presumed Dead in London Fire

A huge fire started at the 24-floor Grenfell tower high-rise block in North Kensington on Wednesday, engulfing the entire building and trapping nearly 120 families inside. "There is also insufficient support for victims on the ground". The 91-year-old monarch said it is "difficult to escape a very somber mood" on what is normally a day of celebration. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Scalise was undergoing another surgical procedure on Thursday. The shooting at a republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia is hitting a southern IL congressman hard. Read More »

Carter verdict revolved around 'words [that] can kill'

During Michelle Carter's trial, defense attorneys argued that Conrad Roy had been suicidal for a long time . She will remain on bail until sentencing on August 3 in Taunton, south of Boston. Before he died, he had exited his truck and texted his girlfriend, Michelle Carter , who was 17 at the time . WATCH: Carter sobbed as the verdict was handed down. Read More »

List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

It contained the names of Rep. Mo Brooks , Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of SC and some other names that were not released. Fox News reported after this story that Ohio Rep. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican whose 12th Congressional District covers the Belleville area, has said Hodgkinson contacted his offices a number of times, but none of the communication seemed threatening, according to Bost spokesman George O'Connor. Read More »

Trump tells senators House health care bill is 'mean,' source says

Senate Republicans have struggled in recent weeks to reach consensus over how to cover more low-income people and protect people with preexisting conditions without driving up the cost of their health-care bill. "I've been talking about repealing and replacing Obamacare now for nearly two years", Trump announced, before veering wildly off topic. "There was a robust discussion involving the Senate's current work to rescue the American people from the failures of Obamacare", said Hatch ... Read More »

Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

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However, he says the USA will maintain key diplomatic and commercial links with Cuba . Cuban state TV said: " The government of Cuba denounces the new measures toughening the embargo that are destined to fail". In practice, however, many recent changes to boost ties to Cuba will stay as they are. The Obama administration had restored diplomatic relations with its Cold War foe in December 2014. Read More »

Twins Open Series With Indians Tonight

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Ryan Merritt kept the opposing bats at bay while Jose Ramirez notched two home runs, one double, four RBIs and two runs scored to continue his hitting terror out of the three-hole in a revamped lineup. "This team is just smashing the ball right now". Cleveland added four more runs in the fifth off Turley, with a two-run single by Yan Gomes and a two-run double from Lonnie Chisenhall. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein would only fire special counsel if Trump's request was 'lawful'

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But White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling aboard Air Force One late on June 13 that "while the president has the right to" fire Mueller, "he has no intention to do so". Attorney General Jeff Sessions is also scheduled on Tuesday to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a venue where the possibility of firing Mueller could arise. Read More »

2 citizens held escaped Ga. inmates at gunpoint until police arrived

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said after a brief pursuit and foot chase, Dubose and Rowe ran through the woods to a home in the rural community of Christina. One inmate , Donnie Russel Rowe , is serving life without parole for armed robbery . Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose were arrested around 6:00 o'clock Thursday (6/16/2017) evening at a home on Pruitt Road after a lengthy foot pursuit through a wooded area. Read More »

Last day of the Bill Cosby sex assault trial

TMZ reports that after more than five days of deliberations the jury was unable to unanimously reach a verdict on any of the three sexual assault counts. The judge then declared a mistrial . But it was Cosby's reputation as a public moralist who urged young people to pull up their saggy trousers and start acting responsibly that prompted a federal judge to unseal portions of an explosive deposition he gave more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil lawsuit against him. Read More »

Congressman Scalise's condition improves after another surgery

For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. Trump's comments came at the beginning of his speech in Miami Friday announcing a partial rollback of ties to Cuba - reversing changes made by President Barack Obama's administration. Read More »

Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

Sava earlier said the Louisiana congressman had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood. He had been listed as still in critical condition Friday, so the serious condition is an upgrade. "I think that his risk of death right now is substantially lower than when he came in ... Read More »

DFA: No Filipino casualties in PH-US ship collision

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The USS Fitzgerald's captain, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, the Fitzgerald's commanding officer, has been transferred to a hospital but is reportedly in stable condition, while two sailors have also been taken to a hospital for "lacerations and bruises", the Navy said. Read More »

Morgan unbowed as befuddled England fluff their lines

Q. Following off that, do you feel that it was kind of your side's failure to adapt to those conditions really that cost you? But after mustering only a meek 211 all out on an awkward surface, they managed to delay Pakistan for a mere 37.1 overs as the tourists instead booked their place at The Oval this weekend - possibly against their great rivals India , who face Bangladesh in Thursday's second semi-final at Edgbaston . Read More »

Overwhelming Majority in US Senate Votes to Continue Russia Sanctions

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A senior Trump administration official has told Politico that the White House will attempt to convince House Republicans to make "administration-friendly changes" to a bipartisan new Senate bill which slaps Russian Federation with Trump-proof sanctions in retaliation for the Kremlin's interference in last year's USA presidential election. Read More »

Zach Johnson making an early move at Erin Hills

Adding to the logjam are Australian Marc Leishman, Japan's Hideki Matsuyama, Americans Xander Schauffele and Jamie Lovemark and South Korean Kim Si-woo all on six under, leaving 14 players within one stroke of the lead. Neither could recover to make the cut Friday, as McIlroy shot 71 to finish at 5-over and Day shot 75 and finished 10-over. Reed, who beat Rory McIlroy in the first singles contest at Hazeltine a year ago and was wearing the pants from his Ryder Cup uniform, said: "You always ... Read More »

US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

When Scalise arrived in the hospital, he had an "imminent risk of death" and was "as critical as you can be", doctors also said. MedStar Washington Hospital Center Director of Trauma Dr. Nonetheless, said Sava, "we fully expect him to be able to walk" and "hopefully run". Rep. Steve Scalise's condition is continuing to improve after he was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Trump announces new Cuba policy

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Responding to Trump's announcement, the Cuban government said in a statement that American attempts to fundamentally change the island were unlikely to succeed. This new policy aims to limit transactions with GAESA, run by Gen.Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Raul Castro's son-in-law. Ben Rhodes, the former deputy national security adviser who negotiated Obama's opening with the Cubans, said it was disappointing Trump was halting the momentum that had built but added that it ... Read More »

The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

President Donald Trump confirmed Friday he is under federal investigation and appeared to single out a senior Justice Department official for criticism, firing off tweets underscoring his growing frustration with the persistent focus on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election and possibly his campaign. Read More »

Doctors: Student freed by N. Korea has severe brain damage

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He was arrested for trying to steal an item with a propaganda slogan, according to North Korean media. He was visiting the reclusive state with a tour group. "He doesn't deserve this", Fred Warmbier told The Cincinnati Enquirer in an interview last month. Fred Warmbier said he and his wife grew frustrated with the lack of progress and with the Obama administration's instructions not to talk about their son's case publicly out of concern it would upset the North and make a release less ... Read More »

Anger over not guilty verdict in Minnesota police shooting

In the aftermath of the verdict that saw the police officer who shot and killed her son go unpunished, Philando Castile's mother is speaking out. "He didn't deserve to die the way he did", Philando Castile's sister, Allysza, said . Prosecutors portrayed Yanez as a nervous officer who lost control of his traffic stop. January 9: Leary denies a request from the American Civil Liberties Union to release squad auto video of Castile's shooting . Read More »

Fate of Cop Who Killed Castile in Jury's Hands

Yanez shot him seconds after Castile volunteered during a traffic stop that he was carrying a firearm. He testified forcefully Friday that he saw Castile's gun and that Castile disregarded his commands not to pull it out of his pocket. Attorney Earl Gray gave the defense's closing arguments with conviction. Gray immediately said he wanted to "get rid of that theory". After he shot Castile, Yanez is heard on the squad vehicle video telling a supervisor variously that he didn't know where ... Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as one - Team Scalise

The game was for healing. Scalise was among five people wounded when the shooter sprayed rifle fire at congressional Republicans practicing for the game. Meanwhile, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still asking northern Virginians for help in trying to determine a motive behind the attack. Several other people were also injured in Wednesday's shooting before Scalise's security detail and other police officers gunned down the assailant, who later died. Read More »

Secret Service says they don't have Trump tapes

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The Secret Service handled recording systems within the White House for past presidents, including presidents Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy . Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, had responded Wednesday evening to the Post report by saying: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Read More »

Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body

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After this week's ghastly attack on Republican members of Congress while they were practicing for a charity baseball game - a cowardly hate crime that wounded five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La. He repeatedly took to Facebook to post anti-Trump rhetoric. He was a fiery guy, known for the occasional bar fight. "Here, you know, it's very quiet". Read More »

Mueller investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings

Mueller's office has informed a range of officials they 'have a duty to preserve any physical and electronic records that may be related in any way to the subject matter of the pending investigations, ' the New York Times reported, quoting from a memo from the transition team counsel's office. Read More »

Newt Gingrich has no shame, thinks everyone has forgotten the 90s

Gingrich's statement brought a flood of comments on Twitter that obstruction of justice was part of the impeachment proceedings he led against former President Bill Clinton . "So now the newest one is, 'Ah, but there was obstruction of justice over the collusion'". "They're out looking for a couple scalps, and they're not going to go home until they get some". Read More »

The wrong kind of US Open history

Open glory in 2014 - were handily placed four off the pace. But as the sun rose over Erin Hills , and the forecast was for no rain, Mickelson withdrew . "It felt great. Clearly the game plan is pretty good", he said about his run of birdies that began at 17 and raged on through the turn. That's the lowest differential after 36 holes in the U.S. Read More »