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Could Trump use executive privilege to block Comey testimony?

Mr. Comey is expected to be asked about several conversations he had with the president, including one in which he says Mr. Trump encouraged him to stop investigating his former national security adviser, Michael T. Any attempt by the White House to block the testimony would likely have deep political consequences given that Comey was overseeing the investigation into possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government. Read More »

London residents demands answers in deadly high-rise blaze

She also claimed a resident made a "homemade parachute" to lower himself out of the window as the fire raged. "I wrapped the little one up because of the smoke and I just got them out", he said. The baby was "miraculously" caught by a member of the public, however is not clear what happened to the mother, she said. "I'm hoping it was into someone's arms". Read More »

Trump Calls For Unity After Scalise Shooting

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Flake, of Arizona , said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide. Although the motives of gunman James T. Hodgkinson III, from Belleville, Ill., are unknown, he was a virulent anti-Trumper. Flake added that the gunman eventually moved behind the backstop behind home plate - where Brooks and a few other players had been. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who was at the scene, said several people were shot but that Scalise was the only House member wounded. Read More »

It's President Trump's 71st birthday

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It also marked the first time as president that Trump has had deliver to news like this to the country he leads when he said "the assailant has now died from his injuries". The Post added: "There was to be a telegram from President Reagan and video birthday cards from Liza Minnelli, Billy Crystal, Dennis Miller and Joe Piscopo". Read More »

Shocking Labour Win Shakes Up British Jews

Britain's best-selling Sun newspaper said senior members of her party had vowed to get rid of May but would wait at least six months because they were anxious that a leadership contest now could propel Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn into power. Read More »

Trump faces 3rd suit over foreign funds to his firm

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The Justice Department said Friday that those plaintiffs did not suffer in any way and had no standing to sue , and that it was unconstitutional to sue the president in his official capacity. "They could be really shooting themselves in the foot", he said. He said they're taking the action "not out of any sense of pleasure or partisanship but because President Trump has left us with no other option". Read More »

3 more suspects arrested in connection with London terror attacks

People with their hands on their heads about 10 minutes after midnight as they leave from inside a police cordon after an attack in London , Sunday, June 4, 2017. He had also been repeatedly reported to police for violent behavior and trying to recruit young children to the Islamic State group as well as featuring in the documentary, "The Jihadis Next Door", where he was seen next to a group of men unfurling a black-and-white flag scrawled with Arabic script and associated with the Islamic ... Read More »

Huge flames and smoke billows from Grenfell Tower after massive blaze

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The Kensington and Chelsea Council, which oversees the area where the fire occurred and is Grenfell's landlord, said in a statement its immediate focus was helping victims and their families. Mr Fitzpatrick, who was a firefighter for 20 years, told LBC: 'We've been pressing for fire sprinkler systems in buildings where we think it's appropriate - certainly over a height level and in places where there is vulnerability, care homes and in schools - and Government has been resisting that ... Read More »

California signs low-carbon pact with China in defiance of Trump

Trump announced this month that the USA would not be bound by Paris targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, saying they were unfairly damaging to the American economy and overly generous to India and China . U.S. environment chief Scott Pruitt was recalled yesterday from the G-7 talks to hold a meeting with President Donald Trump in the US. Supporters of the Paris accord have called Trump's move a blow to worldwide efforts to tackle dangers of global warming. Read More »

Men Are Charged In The Oakland Warehouse Fire That Killed 36

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If found guilty, Almena and Harris could face up to 39 years in prison, according to ABC 7 San Francisco . "Defendants Almena and Harris knowingly created a fire trap with inadequate means of escape". Then it came to light that the space did not have current permits from fire inspectors . But so far, only Harris and Almena are facing criminal charges. Read More »

Gunman who wounded GOP congressman killed by police

Democrats preparing at their own baseball practice prayed for their Republican colleagues when news broke. Hodgkinson reportedly asked GOP Representatives Ron DeSantis and Jeff Duncan if the people practicing were Republicans or Democrats . Read More »

London fire: People screaming, trapped in Grenfell Tower inferno

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The blaze quickly spread from the second floor all the way up to the top floor - 24 storeys - just after 1am. "This is an unprecedented incident", London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton told reporters. She and her grandson sat outside the building, helplessly watching those trapped on higher floors. 74 people were evacuated from the scene and take to local hospitals. Read More »

London mayor says tower fire 'horrific'

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared it as a "major incident". London Fire Brigade said shortly after 5pm (1600 GMT, 12am Wednesday Malaysia) the fire was still burning, more than 16 hours after the alarm was raised. Chellat said his brother-in-law was advised not to evacuate initially. But this fire seemed to tear up the building from the outside, gutting the outer apartments and blackening most of the facade. Read More »

London tower block fire: 12 people dead, police expect number to rise

A huge plume of smoke wafted across the London skyline and left a burned-out hulk in the working-class, multi-ethnic neighbourhood. Another witness, Saimar Lleshi, saw people tying together sheets in an attempt to escape. "I got dressed, went downstairs and saw a neighbor". London Fire Brigade said the cause of the fire is still being investigated, but several residents reported one man had said it started in his faulty fridge. Read More »

Virginia Attack Suspect Dead, President Trump Confirms

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The gunman died later of his injuries, President Donald Trump announced at the White House. The FBI has responded to the scene and is leading the investigation. " Many have been shot, but a lot like me got bloody running for cover", he said. The Alexandria Police Department said the suspect was taken "into custody" and was no longer a threat after an exchange of gunfire. Read More »

Conservative lawmaker known for love of baseball

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Alexandria police said the gunfire was reported at 7:09 a.m. and they were there within three minutes. U.S. Capitol Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa said his officers who were wounded "are in good condition" and should recover quickly. Read More »

President Trump: Scalise a good friend and patriot

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Scalise is now reported to be in critical condition after surgery. President Donald Trump said during a press conference that the assailant, identified as James T. The authorities said it was too early to determine a motive in the shooting or whether the attack was an attempted political assassination. Rep. Read More »

Six persons confirmed dead as London tower block consumes fire

This was really horrific, we saw a lot with our own eyes. "We need to support them with spare necessities". A witness told Reuters that she feared not all the residents had escaped the fire. "The more I looked up, floor upon floor". Joanne Wilkins and her sister Kelly Jordan, who works at the Go Ahead depot in Barking, have organised a bus from the River Road site to transport donations for the hundreds left homeless from the fire. Read More »

GOP congressman, Capitol police, others wounded in shooting

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They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. "It was scary", Barton said. Jeff Flake said Mika was the most seriously injured . Barton said his son, Jack, got under an SUV. Most of the Congressional representatives were out in the open field without anything to cover them from the shooting . Read More »

Huge fire engulfs tower block in west London

London time. Smoke and flames rise from building on fire in London . A local residents association had previously warned it was anxious about the risk of a serious fire in the block. Others said they saw children being thrown from as high as the 15th floor. A blaze engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London on Wednesday, trapping residents as they slept and killing at least 12 people in an inferno that the fire brigade said was unprecedented in its scale and speed. Read More »

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: "America Created Islamic State"

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Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday blamed the United States for instability in the Middle East and also said Washington's fight against Islamic State Sunni militant group was a lie, his official website reported. Khamenei's hardline loyalists, drawn from among Islamists and the Revolutionary Guards, fear that normalization of ties with the United States might weaken their position. Read More »

GOP rep: Before shooting, man asked whether we were Dems or GOP

DeSantis later told CNN that Duncan responded to the man that those practicing were Republicans . Two members of Scalise's security detail from the Capitol Hill police were also wounded in the shooting as was a congressional aide. "He had a lot of ammo", Flake said, adding that he believed the shooter was using a rifle. Duncan said he provided a formal report. Representatives for Georgia's eight other Republican House members told The Associated Press that the congressmen and ... Read More »

What GOP lawmakers saw at congressional baseball attack

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A spokesman for Brady said the congressman had left the baseball field just before the shooting and was not injured. Bishop said Scalise was standing on second base when the shooter opened fire. "If you get up and run you know you're in sight of the shooter and he can try and take you out", he said. Security has been increased at the U.S. Capitol and at the White House following the shooting, ABC News reported. Read More »