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Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Brad Wenstrup, an OH congressman who is a physician, before being transported to a hospital. Republicans also control both chambers of Congress. "I was next up at bat, so I had a batting helmet on", said Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who said he clearly recognized the sound of a gun shot . "Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms". Read More »

PotCoin soars after Rodman wears logo in North Korea

An American student who fell into a coma while imprisoned in a North Korean labor camp returned to the United States late Tuesday after Pyongyang allowed him to be flown home, U.S. The basketballer said, on this trip, his aim is to try to "bring sports to North Korea". This, according to my colleagues' reporting, was followed by an urgent meeting between North Korean and State Department officials to organize Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds. Read More »

May keeps mum after DUP talks

After House Speaker John Bercow was re-elected without challenge, a chastened May quipped: "At least someone got a landslide". Speaking alongside the President at the Elysee Palace, she said: "I confirmed to President Macron that the timetable for the Brexit negotiation remains on course and will begin next week". Read More »

Putin: Russia has climbed out of recession

President Vladimir Putin says he is willing to work with all politicians who want to help people's lives but has dismissed unnamed opposition leaders for "exploiting" Russia's economic difficulties. Described as a "wildly irresponsible love letter" to Russia's president by the Daily Beast and with the New York Times heralding it as providing "flattery, but little scepticism", Putin's warning that Stone would suffer for what he has created is coming into sharp focus. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Gives Trump Book to North Korean Official

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North Korea said Thursday it released Warmbier over "humanitarian" reasons, its first official comment since he was returned to his home state of OH in a coma. They have our thanks for bringing Otto home", he explained. North Korea is a pariah regime. Rodman, one of the only Westerners to have personally met Kim Jong Un , has been criticized for a prior trip where he sang "Happy Birthday" to Kim and suggested an American missionary was at fault for his own imprisonment in North Korea, ... Read More »

London fire death toll at 17; 'miracle' if any more survivors

If there is a fire in your building but not inside your own home, you are usually safer to stay in your flat unless the heat or smoke from the fire is affecting you. "It just reminded me of 9/11", said Muna Ali, 45. "There is potential for the fire to propagate throughout the system if adequate fire barriers are not installed. Read More »

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

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They are accusing him of violating the United States Constitution , specifically the Emoluments Clause which prohibits USA officials from accepting payments and other gifts from foreign powers. Congress directed Van Buren to deposit the items with the State Department, the complaint said, and to sell any items that could not "conveniently be deposited or kept" there and give the proceeds to the U.S. Read More »

Jury deliberating in Minnesota police shooting trial

Seventy-four seconds is the amount of time that elapsed between the moment Yanez turned on his squad auto lights to the moment he fired the seventh and final shot into Castile's vehicle. Yanez is led away while officers pull Castile from the vehicle and begin CPR. Noting that there was no damage to Castile's pocket or gun, Paulsen said that Castile's finger could not have been on the gun when he was shot. Read More »

Sanders: GOP Baseball Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

The man suspected of shooting U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson, 66 of Belleville, Ill . The Associated Press reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation believes Hodgkinson had been in the Alexandria area since March, living out of a van and not working. Read More »

Adele spotted at London's Grenfell Tower after deadly fire

Police Commander Stuart Cundy says that there is no suggestion the blaze was terror-related. Firefighters rescued large numbers of people, but London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many were unaccounted for. Piles of shoes, clothes, duvets and other items accumulated in several spots where volunteers were sorting them. The local council of Kensington and Chelsea , which owns the block, said it was focusing on supporting the rescue and relief operation. Read More »

US Navy loses sailor on ship for 7 days

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The search was suspended at midnight on June 11 and the Navy released the sailor's name, presumably after he was determined to have been lost at sea. The U.S. Peter Mims , 23, of Interlachen, was hiding in the engine room on the ship, according to a report from the Navy Times , citing two sources familiar with the situation. Read More »

Saudi Arabia says no blockade of Qatar

Turkey maintains good relations with most Gulf countries, but this crisis has to be regarded as an intra-Arab affair. The blockade bans "all Qatari aviation companies and aircraft registered in the state of Qatar" from landing or transiting through the airspace of the Emirates , Saudi Arabia and Bahrain , according to the statements published by the national agencies of the three countries. Read More »

Congress Seeks Normalcy, Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

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Witnesses reported that James Hodgkinson, identified by authorities as the man who carried out the attack on congressmen as they practiced for an upcoming charity baseball game, was firing a rifle when the attack began. When Republicans and Democrats square off on the diamond, "the level of competition is intense", says Nathaniel Rakich. "The heroes are the Capitol Hill police, the Alexandria police and Steve Scalise's security detail". Read More »

Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

As Republicans were practicing shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats, dozens of shots rang out at the ball field in Alexandria. Some Capitol Police officers, assigned to protect Scalise, were on the scene at the time of the shooting. He thanked him when he said it was the Republicans. Read More »

India beat Bangladesh, to face Pakistan in Champions Trophy 2017 final

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Young offie Mosaddek Hossain leads Bangladesh's wicket tally this ICC Champions Trophy with just three. As I write this, Pakistan have made it the Champions Trophy final by comprehensively finishing off England . "We've been in these kind of games before quite a few times but there are no guarantees in this sport", said Kohli, who is chasing a first global trophy as captain. Read More »

Pyongyang says it released detained American on humanitarian grounds

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Rodman, the iconic National Basketball Association star known just as widely for his on-court exploits as he is for befriending North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is now visiting North Korea. "I call on them to release the other Americans being held", he urged. "When Rodman was in Beijing he said that he's going to try to open a door to North Korea and that very well may mean that he's had some discussions with President Trump", Chang points out. Read More »

London inferno extinguished; firefighters search for victims

One veteran firefighter, Terry, who has served for 27 years, said that police with riot shields helped crews enter the building by shielding them from falling debris. "What we can simply do is look to all that we have seen today - which is good, which is fabulous - people getting together". The Guardian and BBC reported that the estate, as well as the building, underwent a GBP 8.6 million refurbishment which was completed in May past year. Read More »

US Soldiers Are Shot, at Least 2 Fatally, by Afghan Soldier

A Taliban infiltrator in the Afghan army has shot two US soldiers dead before he got killed in a return fire, Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial government in Nangarhar told Anadolu Agency. Taliban fighters have made widespread gains in Helmand, seizing numerous province's districts and threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah. Read More »

Trump '100 Percent' Willing To Testify Under Oath About Comey Conversations

No obstruction". Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers and other critics say Comey's clams that Trump leaned on him to somehow drop the Russian Federation investigation could amount to an obstruction of justice. While Comey said he would welcome the release of tapes, Trump and aides refuse to say whether such tapes exist. He also said he "would be glad to" talk to special counsel Robert Mueller , who is now investigating allegations that Russian Federation interfered with the election and ... Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller may investigate Trump for obstruction of justice

The Justice Department appointed Mueller last month to investigate whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian operatives to influence the outcome of last year's presidential election . Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation because of his own conversations with Russian officials during the Trump transition. Read More »

Victims recovering after shooting during Congressional baseball practice

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Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. Freshman Republican Sen. Todd Young, who served in the House of Representatives for six years, said he was initially concerned for his friends and colleagues. The shooting shattered the quiet Del Ray neighborhood, where a police vehicle with the driver-side window shot out was seen directly next to ballfield hours after the ambush. Read More »

Bernie Sanders Condemns Gunman Who 'Apparently' Volunteered on His Campaign

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Details are coming in about the suspected gunman in a shooting at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday, who apparently volunteered for a presidential candidate's campaign past year. "We are strongest when we are unified and we work together for the common good", Trump said. Republican lawmakers were practicing at a baseball field in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia ahead of Thursday night's annual charity game against their Democratic counterparts when ... Read More »

Search for escaped inmates expanding as it enters 3rd day

The Honda was found later, intentionally hidden in woods not far from the burglarized house, Sills said. The inmates, Donnie Russell Rowe and Ricky Dubose , are accused of shooting and killing the officers Tuesday morning and escaping during a prisoner transport. Read More »

Oglethorpe University President joins group pledging to uphold Paris Climate Agreement

Gov. David Ige signed the sSnate bill on Tuesday, saying he was motivated by the evidence of climate change visible every day in Hawaii . Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupsi, who joined former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's " We Are Still In " campaign, along with mayors of Houston, Atlanta and hundreds of other local leaders, cited the economics for her state: Utah has a $1 billion skiing industry threatened by climate change and marked 65 percent growth previous year alone in ... Read More »

Building blaze traumatizes London firefighters

Investigators are still trawling through the wreckage in search of other victims after the night-time inferno ripped through more than half of the 24-storey building in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The cause of the fire has not yet been announced . The fire was reported at 01:16 AM (local time) yesterday. The cause of the fire isn't yet known, but residents say they've known for years that the Grenfell building was a fire hazard. Read More »

More Questions Than Answers After AG Sessions Testifies Before Senate Committee

Coons on Wednesday said he believes both Sessions and fired FBI Director James Comey should appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which he belongs, as it has jurisdiction over the Department of Justice. Democratic senators repeatedly criticized Sessions for dispatching Rosenstein to testify Tuesday in his place about the Justice Department's budget to an Appropriations subcommittee. Read More »