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Trump not included in Russia probe: lawyer

I can not read the mind of the special prosecutor", Sekulow responded. Sekulow added that he thinks Mr. Trump will address the issue of any alleged tape recordings of Mr. "The best thing that could happen for the president, and the country, is a full and credible investigation". Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee he believes Trump fired him because he resisted the president's request to drop the Russian Federation investigation, especially as it pertained to former National ... Read More »

Wife of Virginia shooter James Hodgkinson: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

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According to police reports, James T. Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, started shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Virginia, on Wednesday. YMCA regular Kris Balderston said he saw Hodgkinson at the gym most mornings. "I yelled, 'Quit shooting toward the houses, '" Schaumleffel said. He left her in March, headed to Washington , D.C. Read More »

Restraint evident in Castile protests

Protesters marched on Interstate 94, blocking traffic in both directions. Activists working to end police violence said they were shocked that the gruesome visibility of his death, which sparked weeks of nationwide protests, did not result in a different outcome for the officer. Read More »

North Korea: US leaving Paris agreement 'selfish,' 'silly'

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This makes the USA one of three countries outside of the pact that aims to slow Earth's temperature climb before it reaches two degrees Celsius higher than its preindustrial average. Cooper signed an open letter supporting the Paris deal, joining more than 1,000 other public officials and business leaders, including the governors of California, Connecticut, Oregon, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Hawaii, the Carolina Journal reported on June 6. Read More »

FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter

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New reports about the shooter have recently come to light, revealing that this may not have been an unfathomable act for the man to commit. Bernie Sanders, who lost the Democratic nomination for president to Hillary Clinton a year ago, said on the Senate floor that he had just found out that the suspect had volunteered for his campaign. Read More »

Deputy AG warns 'Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations'

Trump's Friday morning tweet capped off 24 hours of comments on Twitter about the investigation, including several remarks about his opponent in the 2016 election. Significantly, Preet Bharara, the India-born former top USA federal prosecutor, earlier this week had said that there was enough evidence to begin an obstruction of justice case against Trump over his alleged interference in the Russian Federation probe. Read More »

Arrests in Minnesota Clashes after Castile Cop's Acquittal

Americans were stunned to see the video , live-streamed on Facebook , of his panicked girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, as blood spread on Castile's shirt. Police arrested 18 people. The freeway was open to vehicle traffic by around 11:44 p.m. The video footage of the aftermath of the shooting taken by Castile's girlfriend had shaped many public perceptions of the fatal shooting before the trial. Read More »

The Apprentice: Trump Signs Executive Order Designed To Boost Apprenticeships

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Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit that helps promote skills training and job opportunities for low-income people, supports apprenticeship programs that have the Labor Department's stamp of approval, says the group's president, Maria K. The reality is that President Trump continues to favor the wealthy, corporations, and special interests over the American worker. The executive order doesn't refer to specific restrictions, but does order the Labor Department to create industry-recognized ... Read More »

GOP Lawmaker Scalise Still Critical Though Doctors `Encouraged'

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Scalise is still in critical condition but is doing better, according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center where the congressman is now confined. On Thursday night Scalise was honored at the annual congressional baseball game at Nationals Stadium, where a record crowd showed up. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. Read More »

Louisiana House leaders want to pare spending in budget deal

It allows the House and the Senate to pass a bill with just a simple majority of votes. Unlike the House's health care repeal bill, which based the tax credits mainly on age, Senate Republicans have suggested tying them to income and even geographic location in order to make health care more affordable for low-income individuals living in areas that have expensive health care costs such as Alaska and rural America. Read More »

PM Narendra Modi condoles loss of lives in forest fires in Portugal

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Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. The flames spread "with great violence" on four fronts, Mr Gomes said. Almost 60 other people have been injured, including four firefighters, in what Prime Minister Antonio Costa described as "the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known in years". Read More »

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious'

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Mr Scalise's trauma surgeon said on Friday he could hope to make an "excellent recovery", even he arrived at the hospital at imminent risk of death. As for Scalise, he's still in critical condition , but he's improving. Sue Hodgkinson told reporters outside her IL home Thursday that she was busy with her job and didn't know a lot about what her husband, 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , did between January and March. Read More »

Scalise Shooter Had List of at Least 6 GOP Lawmakers' Names

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center says "an excellent recovery is a good possibility", but says Scalise faces additional surgeries, a long hospital stay and rehabilitation. David Bailey walked to the pitcher's mound on crutches and former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre handed him the game ball. Members of both parties said they needed to soften rhetorical attacks on each other, if only to set a better example for a public that seems increasingly divided into hostile ... Read More »

Trump lawyer says President isn't under investigation, despite tweets

Shortly after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , the president sent out a tweet threatening Comey that he better hope "tapes" of their conversations. The president has denied that he has any nefarious ties to Russian Federation and has also disputed that he's attempted to block the investigation into his campaign's possible role in Russia's election-related hacking. Read More »

Solidarity March in Minneapolis, day after Yanez verdict

Yanez, the son of a Mexican immigrant , testified during the trial in Ramsey County District Court that he feared for his life after Castile began reaching for a firearm that Castile had disclosed he had in his possession. Paul area. "Philando's case is one of the most blatant examples of police officers being allowed to kill people with impunity, and I think it will be a wake-up call for people who thought that at a minimum, at least in this case, there would be some semblance of ... Read More »

Tourist resort in Malian capital 'under attack'

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He had no further details of the attack but said it was still going on, Reuters, reported. The rural resort - popular with Western tourists and expats - offers luxury accommodation, a spa and three swimming pools, as well as running excursions and sports for guests. Read More »

The reasons behind Trump's 'witch hunt' investigation tweets

Mueller also has expansive powers to investigate any matters that develop from his initial investigation. He also declined to say if President Trump opposed Mr. The transition order came the same day that Vice President Mike Pence's confirmed that he had hired a private lawyer to represent his interests in the expanding probe. Read More »

Bill Cosby sexual assault case ends in mistrial

For the last two weeks, the plaza outside the courthouse in this economically challenged county seat has been the staging area for media organizations from around the nation and Canada, and more than 100 journalists have been covering the trial and scores of members of the public, including some of the women who have accused Cosby of assaulting them, have attended. Read More »

Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

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Medstar Washington Hospital Centre released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. Scalise remains in critical condition, though doctors said Friday his vital signs have stabilized. The list included Representatives Mo Brooks and Jeff Duncan, who were at the practice, and Representative Trent Franks, who was not, CBS said. U.S. Read More »

Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

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After being briefed on the shooting, federal officials told NBC News that Republican Congressmen Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) were on the list as well. Hodgkinson, who died in return fire from police, was a 66-year-old activist who volunteered with Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Capitol Police said they had "no evidence to suggest that the purchases were not lawful". Read More »

Three California men arrested for grand theft avocado

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Three produce workers in California stole over $300,000 worth of avocados . Police arrested Joseph Valenzuela , 38, Carlos Chavez , 28 and Rahim Leblanc , 30, on suspicion of 'grand theft avocado '. According to the company, they had stopped selling avocados recently, but their customers apparently didn't notice. Prices for the fatty fruit have skyrocketed in recent months after diminished crops in California and Mexico did not meet the increased worldwide demand. Read More »

Michelle Carter Found Guilty Of Involuntary Manslaughter

The judge agreed with prosecutors that Carter's "wanton and reckless conduct" had resulted in the death of Conrad Roy III . This court further finds that the commonwealth has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you are a youthful offender and you are judged so at this time . Read More »

Wife Of Alexandria Gunman: 'I Can't Believe He Did This'

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Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was fatally shot by police who had been guarding the House majority whip on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field, officials said . Police in Hodgkinson's hometown in southern IL knew the gunman, only from a history of misdemeanor crimes. "He was out of money", Mrs. Hodgkinson said. Read More »

18 protesters arrested after Philando Castile court decision

In it, Castile can be seen bleeding to death in the driver's seat. Yanez stared ahead with no reaction as the verdict was read . Valerie Castile gave an interview after the verdict, and she did not hold back. However, before Castile could complete his sentence, Yanez pulled out his gun and said: "Don't pull it out". Castiles auto had a faulty brake light, giving the 29-year-old officer reason to pull him over, several experts testified. Read More »

Schiff Says Congress Won't Allow President To Fire Mueller

Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller , on Tuesday said: "As long as I'm in this position, he's not going to be fired without good cause". High-profile supporters of President Donald Trump are turning on special counsel Robert Mueller , the man charged with investigating Russian interference in the USA election and possible collusion with Mr Trump's campaign . Read More »

Congressman, others wounded in shooting in Va.

Officials were aware Hodgkinson was living out of a white cargo van in Alexandria for months and was seen showering and working on a computer at a nearby YMCA. Scalise has undergone multiple surgeries and will need more . The Congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time. Read More »

I-75 Crash kills 30-year-veteran of the Florida Highway Patrol

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Master Sgt. Bishop was hit after troopers say two other cars headed south collided in a separate crash. The investigation continues and there have not been any arrests made up to now. A report from FHP says charges are pending. "Please keep Sgt. Bishop's wife and son and all members of the Florida Highway Patrol in your thoughts and prayers". Read More »

Putin: more US sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature

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Tillerson urged senators to oppose the measure so that Trump and his administration would have "the flexibility to turn the heat up" if necessary. The legislation, the Countering Russian Aggression and Cyberattacks Act of 2017, passed the Senate overwhelmingly by a vote of 97 to 2. "I am strongly supportive of the sanctions on Russian Federation included in this bill", Sanders said in a statement . Read More »

Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

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Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update Saturday on behalf of the Scalise family. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. "The Scalise family greatly appreciates the outpouring of thoughts and prayers", the statement concludes. Capitol Police officer David Bailey and Texas Rep. Read More »