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UK urges Gulf states to ease blockade against Qatar

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For all issues of interest for Pakistan, he reiterated strong commitment and support of the Kingdom, including matters of its national security. The severing of air, sea and land transport links has closed crucial import routes for Qatar and its population of around 2.7 million people who are dependent on imports for most of their food needs. Read More »

Donald Trump Jr. appears to contradict father's account of private Comey meeting

PBS's Judy Woodruff reported Monday that Trump friend Chris Ruddy told her after visiting the White House that Trump is "considering perhaps terminating" Mueller - a decision that would set off a massive political backlash. Then look at who Mueller's starting to hire. On ABC News' "This Week," attorney Jay Sekulow evaded a direct question about whether Trump would promise not to interfere with the probe run by Special Counsel Robert Mueller . Read More »

Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

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Hernandez's wife and 3-year old daughter were also pleading with the Thompson's to stop, but the couple did not listen. Authorities say Terry Thompson confronted an intoxicated Hernandez on May 28 after seeing him urinate in public. Gonzalez added that the investigation, which now includes eight deputies, will determine why homicide investigators were never called to the scene of the brawl. Read More »

United Kingdom poll: After result, media allies turn on PM May

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The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. Corbyn would be unlikely to win backing for a minority government , but was clearly revelling in a storming performance after pundits had pronounced the Labour Party all but dead. 'The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit. May said Brexit talks would begin on June 19 as scheduled, the same day the British parliament is due to reconvene. Read More »

USA breaks with G7 on climate, development banks - statement

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The U.S. also wanted to say that it will continue to lead by making emissions reductions, as demonstrated by the cut in domestic carbon dioxide compared to levels before 1994. Trump has said the Paris accord would undermine the US economy, cost jobs, and put the country at a permanent disadvantage compared with its competitors. Read More »

Authorities searching for escaped inmate in Ellis County

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However, investigators say 31-year-old Jeremy Irvin was in jail on a count of first-degree murder. According to a police report, Alberto Ambriz Salinas, 21, of Hailey, had been handcuffed and was at the hospital with a Lincoln County sheriff's deputy during an investigation of a reported rape. Read More »

High court ruling speeds up generic biotech drug approval

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The nine justices overturned a lower court's decision that had prevented Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG from selling its injectable version of California-based Amgen Inc.'s Neupogen until six months after the U.S. Rising drug prices are a matter of concern for patients and policymakers. The Petition for Certiorari filed by the company questioned appropriate timing for the currently-required 180-days' notice to brand companies from biosimilar companies who have followed the patent ... Read More »

Democratic Leaders Must Push For Impeachment Sooner Rather Than Later

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Next, the issue is not whether Democrats favor Trump's impeachment . And this spark has been lit further following the latest admissions made by the former FBI Director James Comey to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Democrats have floated the idea of impeaching Trump since he entered the White House without disentangling himself from his extensive business interests, to the dismay of ethics experts. Read More »

Donald Trump calls Comey 'leaker', ready to respond under oath

Comey also attacked Trump's credibility during the hearing and said he took careful notes after their meetings because he anxious the president might lie about their conversations. Asked if he would make that denial under oath, he said: "100%". "Are there tapes?" a reporter shouted. During Thursday's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Comey said he felt the president's request to let the Flynn investigation go amounted to a direct order. Read More »

A tight race and a blowout in primary races for Va. governor

In the GOP primary, Ed Gillespie , a veteran Republican operative and Washington lobbyist who narrowly lost a 2014 Senate bid, leads a more outspoken conservative rival, Corey Stewart . Put another way, how much do Virginia Democrats want to nationalize this year's governor's race? One of the volunteers listening in was Billie Schaeffer, an Alexandria actress drawn to Northam's experience in Richmond as a state senator and lieutenant governor. Read More »

Korea denounces new United Nations sanctions imposed over missile launch

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With regional leaders seeking how to square US President Donald Trump's "America First" doctrine with a US leadership role in the region, Mattis strongly reaffirmed US commitment to its alliances. The UN Security Council has expanded sanctions against North Korea in response to a series of missile tests conducted by Pyongyang this year. Mattis said in Singapore on Friday that Washington stands with its Asia-Pacific partners and allies. Read More »

Fresh questions for Sessions - and he'll answer in public

Comey said last week that the bureau had information about Sessions - before he recused himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election - that would have made it "problematic" for him to be involved in the probe. Read More »

Oregon State meets Fullerton in College World Series opener

At 5 p.m., the Bearkats took the field, only to be pulled a minute later due to lightning strikes in the area. The Super Regional was less dramatic, drawn out by rain, but culminated with a 19-0 victory over Sam Houston State in a game that lasted almost 12 hours. Read More »

Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

Democrats, led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , are calling on Trump to testify under oath or release any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey . U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the ban is necessary to protect national security . Trump supporters have insisted that the president did nothing wrong, since there is nothing wrong with expressing "hope". Read More »

Trump proposes plan to improve US' infrastructure

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According to Trump, during his election campaign he saw infrastructure all over the country was "crumbling" and he found communities were "desperate" for new highways and bridges, Efe news reported. "He's traveling, staying on schedule, continuing to do meetings heavily focused on infrastructure and not letting anything, whether it is this or anything else, distract him from pushing forward on the big priorities that he's laid out in his presidency". Read More »

Attorney General Sessions next up for Capitol Hill scrutiny

Comey wrote that Sessions did not reply to his request. Comey also said Trump had defamed him and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and that he took meticulous notes of their private meetings because he did not trust the Republican president to tell the truth about them. Read More »

Sessions to testify before Senate intelligence panel

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions was scheduled to testify before the House and Senate Appropriations Committees Tuesday, but announced today he would instead testify before the House Intelligence Committee. I think it is a reasonable question. Feinstein acknowledged she "would have a queasy feeling, too" if Comey's testimony was true that Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe the FBI probe into Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to ... Read More »

Chuck Schumer mocks Trump cabinet meeting in tweet

The Senate Minority Leader posted a 25-second video around 2 p.m., parodying the televised portion of the roundtable sit-down, which featured glowing remarks from each Cabinet secretary about Trump's progress so far as POTUS . There they sat, like Soviet mandarins, one by one praising the fearless leader making America great again. "Nobody has better hair than you", Michelle says. Read More »

Cosby lawyer tells jury comedian and accuser were lovers

The jury began deliberating on Monday evening after the prosecution's closing statement. McMonagle argued that Cosby was guilty of infidelity but no crime. Mr Cosby denies the charge and his lawyer has said she agreed to sex. Judge Steven O'Neill asked the television star, who says he is now legally blind. Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

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The attorney general has also been the subject of rumors that he might leave the Trump administration. And they say part of their goal in this case is to get President Trump's tax returns out there. Now one day ahead of Sessions' testimony before the Senate intelligence committee , Warren voiced strong thoughts about her former colleague. The announcement caps the drama that started over the weekend when Sessions canceled two appearances Tuesday, citing former Comey's blistering testimony ... Read More »

Another Federal Appeals Court Says Trump's Travel Ban Should Remain On Hold

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A second federal appeals court ruled Monday against President Trump's travel ban , upholding an injunction imposed by a lower court. A ruling Monday, June 12, 2017, from a unanimous three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Washington argued its challenge to the constitutionality of the Executive Order was likely to ultimately succeed and the ban was causing extraordinary harm to Washington state and its residents, so the court should block the travel ban until the case could be ultimately ... Read More »

Comey Confronted Lynch in Person After Infamous Bill Clinton Tarmac Meeting

Comey said the direct order from his boss made him "feel queasy" because the Clinton campaign had been using the word "matter" whenever they discussed the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe with the press. Feinstein said Comey's testimony hasn't given her a clear understanding of whether the president's decision to fire the ex-FBI director amounted to obstruction of justice. Read More »

Interior head suggests reducing Bears Ears National Monument

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Zinke is also calling on Congress to give Native American tribes formal co-management authority once the boundaries of the monument are redrawn. "Rather than designating an area encompassing nearly 1.5 million acres as a national monument, it would have been more appropriate to identify and separate the areas that have significant objects to be protected to meet the purposes of the Act, including that the area reserved be limited to the smallest area compatible with the proper care and ... Read More »

Donald Trump's first cabinet meeting becomes festival of praise

Monday, President Donald Trump , convening the 1st full Cabinet meeting since his Inauguration. Attorney-General Jeff Sessions, who will testify to the Senate in connection with the Russian Federation scandal Tuesday, said law enforcement officers across the country were "so thrilled" about the ideas Trump had brought to the White House. Read More »

Defense rests, Bill Cosby does not testify at sex assault trial

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Camille Cosby isn't in the courtroom for that. Ms Johnson had corroborating evidence in the form of her 1996 workers' compensation claim. Perhaps the most controversial ruling was the inclusion of Cosby's deposition, where he admitted that he'd offered Quaaludes to women that he wanted to have sex with. Read More »

Demonstrations against Islamic law met with counterprotests against hate

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MARTIN: It does sound as though this concern about Sharia law was actually shorthand for something else. Still, Denver resident Stephanie Potts said most Americans need an education on the contradictions between Shariah and American law. In Chicago, "about 30 people demonstrated against Islamic law and in favor of President Trump", but twice as many counter-protesters shouted back, the wire service reports . Read More »

12-year-old girl helps deliver baby brother

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A 12-year-old, hoping to get a glimpse of her baby brother being born , got way more than she could have ever imagined. Whether or not Jacee decides to pursue a career in delivering babies, one thing's for sure: She and her baby brother, Cayson, will likely share a special bond for the rest of their lives. Read More »

Did Comey's testimony support an obstruction of justice charge?

Comey was pilloried for his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, yet is now seen as a critical cog in the inquiry into possible connections between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Tapes could resolve the dispute, but Trump against refused to say whether they exist, telling reporters he would do so "maybe sometime in the very near future". Read More »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify publicly before Senate on Tuesday

The Sessions testimony will live stream on Tuesday from room 219 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., starting 2:30 p.m. But when Comey later the same day met with the Intelligence Committee in closed session, he revealed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew of a third meeting between Sessions and Kislyak that Sessions was still keeping a secret, even after revising his January testimony to acknowledge the two meetings he had previously denied . Read More »