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Gunman shooting US House Republican whip Scalise identified

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Steve Scalise of Louisiana in the process - does not speak for either him or his values. Scalise (R-Jefferson) was shot in the hip and is out of surgery after suffering non-life-threatening injuries. "I got his phone and called his wife, just to make sure she didn't hear the news before", Flake said. The popular and gregarious lawmaker is known for his love of baseball and handed out commemorative bats when he secured the job of House whip several years ago. Read More »

Watch Bette Midler Refuse to Leave the Stage at the Tony Awards

The melody came from the night's big victor " Dear Evan Hansen ", the musical about adolescent angst, the aftermath of suicide and power of social media captured the imagination of Tony voters. He really got into character (as Evan Hansen ) well, and left everybody in awe of his talent as an overall performer. Songwriter Pasek made a statement following the Tony Awards ceremony, saying, "The show is about how lonely we all can feel and I think we want kids to know that loneliness or ... Read More »

Trump '100%' Willing to Testify Under Oath on Comey

Trump. Meanwhile, investigators from the House and Senate have filed requests with the White House for those tapes, should they exist, CNN reports. "We want to be able to get his side of it", Mr Lankford said. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary through special counsel Bob Mueller's office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. Read More »

Local Reaction To Alexandria Shooting 11:31 Download

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The victims include Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, Rep. Mo Brooks told CNN. Davis shared a secret known to many people in political life, and perhaps not as many partisans: political opponents who debate on the legislative floor often manage to be friends. Read More »

Shooting at Congressional baseball practice in Virginia, groups respond

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The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence supports requiring background checks for all gun sales, prohibiting suspected terrorists from purchasing guns, restricting access to assault weapons and high capacity magazines, preventing those convicted of hate crimes from purchasing guns, and undertaking federally funded research on gun violence. Read More »

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India Vs Pakistan Final? Fans Already Predicting One

As for the weather gods tomorrow, they will stay far away from Edgbaston giving both India and Bangladesh a full-fledged clash. There are no guarantees in this sport as we have seen lot of surprises in the league stages. "You know, no one takes any opposition for granted, and Bangladesh have taken huge strides". After playing the semi-final Yuvraj Singh will join 300 ODI match landmark along with Sachin Tendulkar (463 ODI), followed by Rahul Dravid (340), Mohammad Azharuddin (334) ... Read More »

Sanders condemns shooter who 'apparently' volunteered on campaign

Hodgkinson was eventually subdued by Capitol Police officers who were accompanying Scalise and was brought to a hospital for treatment. Two Capitol police officers also sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the shootout, U.S. Charges in that case were dismissed. Witnesses told deputies that Hodgkinson burst into the home and told his daughter "to get your stuff". Hodgkinson had been licensed as a home inspector and real estate appraiser, but did not renew his home inspector ... Read More »

Who can fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

Tuesday morning, Trump supporter Ari Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush's press secretary, again highlighted the issue of Mueller's probe being handled by attorneys who have donated mostly to Democrats, a message that Donald Trump Jr. Read More »

FBI Investigating Trump For Obstruction of Justice, Washington Post Reports

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Rosenstein is handling matters related to Russian Federation and it is he who appointed Mueller as special counsel. When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller as special counsel - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from investigations related to the election - the appointment order said that Mueller was authorized to investigate Russian interference as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation". Read More »

Egypt approves transfer of islands to Saudi Arabia

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The House Committee on Defence and National Security unanimously backed the plan earlier on Wednesday and referred it to the House for a final vote. However, Parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal said on Sunday during the first session in which the parliament discussed the agreement that the court's ruling is void and will not be taken into consideration. Read More »

May 'sorry' for election result which cost Tory MPs their seats

She's now attempting to form a government. It comes after a stunning series of gains for Mr Corbyn's party as the Conservatives lost their majority in a snap election that spectacularly backfired. Negotiations with European officials had been set to begin on June 19. "Time for everyone to regroup". Meanwhile, the Labour Party is waiting in the wings to form a minority government should Mrs May fail to deliver. Read More »

New UK Brexit proposal urgently needed, says Scotland's Sturgeon

She said Ms May failed to get support for her mandate to negotiate to leave the European Union and said a new proposal was now needed to protect the economy. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has admitted the issue of another independence ballot was a factor in last Thursday's vote , and she said the party will reflect on its plan amid calls for it to be taken off the table. Read More »

Feinstein wants 'all-hands-on-deck' Trump probe

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump-Russia matter is now looking at whether the president obstructed justice. Following Comey's Thursday appearance, congressional investigators say they plan to focus on his Federal Bureau of Investigation associates and others who may have been privy to his conversations with Trump. Read More »

Trump to reveal whether or not he taped Comey conversations

He also denied that Comey's version of the events of a February 14 meeting, in which Trump said that he "hoped" that the FBI director could let go of an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn . He said he began writing memos after his meetings with Mr Trump because he was "honestly anxious he might lie". Mr Comey told a Senate hearing on Thursday that he had written a series of memos about his relationship with the President and had a friend leak them to ... Read More »

Jeff Sessions: I Did Not Recuse Myself From Defending My Honor

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But for Texas Sen. Namely, they were upset with his very public handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe, which Sessions said was a "usurpation" of Justice Department authority. "It also left us in a positon where it seems the only way the full facts will come out regarding Comey's dismissal is if Sessions is forced to answer questions". Read More »

Calls for gun control likely revving up already

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McAuliffe acknowledged that stricter gun control can't stop all violence, noting that the WDBJ shooter had passed a background check and purchased a gun legally. As Maddow said , today was a "different kind of kick to us as a country". McAuliffe, 60, is the 72nd governor of Virginia. "The city is safe", he said. Read More »

May and DUP leader Arlene Foster set for crucial talks

May had called the vote early in hopes of strengthening her majority going into talks on exiting the European Union, but instead found herself in negotiations with a small party in Northern Ireland in order to stay in power. "If others decide that they are not coming back into the devolved administration here in Northern Ireland then those issues will have to be dealt with at Westminster", she said. Read More »

I'm here as long as you want me, May says

The DUP is also in favour of greater transparency, as outlined in its manifesto, but is keen to examine the details of the government's proposals before reaching an agreement. They campaigned for Brexit despite the fact that Northern Ireland has the most to lose if there is no amicable deal with the EU. Unlike a majority of Northern Irish voters, the DUP backed Brexit in last year's referendum. Read More »

Trump decries shooting of top Congressman, calls for unity

President Trump, in his remarks, stressed that all those who serve in Washington do so for love of country. A government official identified the shooter as an IL man named James. "We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace and that we are strongest when we are unified". Read More »

Five victims in shooting at US Congress baseball practice

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Several California Democrats were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game when they learned that a gunman opened fire at the Republican team's separate practice facility back east. The last time a lawmaker was shot was when Democratic Rep. Ryan also praying for the shooting victims and praising Capitol police for their heroic efforts. Read More »

UK's May faces calls to soften Brexit as political limbo drags on

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Former prime minister David Cameron said May needed to listen to opposition parties, and that there would be pressure for a softer Brexit that would give greater priority to a close trading deal with the EU. May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet - with no changes among her top team. Pressed on the reports, Environment Secretary Michael Gove declined to deny it. Read More »

Just in: President Trump Is Reportedly Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said via email , "Chris speaks for himself". But that changed shortly after Trump fired Comey last May, the Post's sources said . Former FBI director is too close to his successor, James Comey , to be impartial. Then Donald Trump himself seemed to indicate that the FBI's probe into his campaign's links with Russian Federation was on his mind when he chose to fire Comey. Read More »

Mueller investigating Trump for obstruction of justice, Washington Post reports

Together, we've gone far. A spokesman for one of Trump's attorneys fired back at Wednesday's fresh round of allegations: "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Trump disputed, though, Comey's assertion he had asked for a pledge of loyalty. Asked what he would do if Trump ordered him to fire Mueller, Rosenstein said, "I'm not going to follow any order unless I believe they are lawful and appropriate orders". Read More »

Hospitalized After London Blaze Engulfs High-Rise Building

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Witnesses said some residents were missing and reported seeing people jumping from their apartments to escape the fire, according to the BBC. Childhood home: Previously speaking to the Evening Standard about her childhood, Rita said: "We lived in Earls Court, on the Old Brompton Road". Read More »

Fire Mueller? Don't even think about it

Despite the speculation, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Tuesday that "while the president has the right to [fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so". Investigators will also look for any statements the president may have made publicly and privately to people outside the government about his reasons for firing Comey and his concerns about the Russian Federation probe and other related investigations, people familiar with the matter said. Read More »

Successful ICBM interceptor test shows United States can outpace missile threats through 2020

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Syring said in a statement . Vice Admiral Jim Syring , the director of the Missile Defense Agency , said the test proves the US has the capability to defend itself from any missile threats posed by potential adversaries. North Korea warned Wednesday it was prepared to launch intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at any time, as the U.S. successfully tested a system created to intercept them. Read More »

UK's May holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

But a deadly fire at a tower block in London could delay the announcement of any deal to stay in power, the BBC reported, citing a source in the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), whose leader, Arlene Foster , met May on Tuesday. "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given". The discussions with the DUP were "productive talks", she added. Read More »

Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice

President Donald Trump over potential obstruction of justice , The Washington Post reports . The investigation began "days after Comey was sacked on May 9", according to Jeff Bezos's newspaper machine, and it also includes a search for "any evidence of possible financial crimes among Trump associates". Read More »

Malaysia Airlines flight turns back after bomb threat

After they were allowed to deboard the plane, passengers were interviewed on the tarmac and were made to wait for several additional hours at the airport. Malaysia Airlines said it would be investigating the incident with Australian authorities. "Safety and security are of utmost priority to Malaysia Airlines ", it said in a statement. Read More »