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Jeff Sessions saying 'I don't recall' gets remixed into a catchy song

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During his testimony , Sessions was asked questions about his connections with Russia during the election, Donald Trump's possible ties with Russia, and the firing of former head of the FBI James Comey during the Russia investigation. In an interview with the Washington Post , Cornell Law School professor Jens David Ohlin said Sessions did not provide an adequate reason to refuse to answer questions. Read More »

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice

Mueller has scheduled interviews with key national security officials about the matter. "Chris was speaking for himself and did not speak to the president ", a White House official told Roll Call in an email late Monday. Rosenstein said he has. As for Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that his recommendation had nothing to do with the Russian Federation probe, that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view ... Read More »

Virginia shooter who shot Republicans was a Trump hater

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Authorities have identified the suspected shooter at the GOP Congressional baseball practice on Wednesday morning as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old from Belleville, Illinois . "Let's get back to the good ol' days, when our representatives had a backbone and a conscience", he wrote. Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Tim Slater told a news conference that investigators were still "exploring all angles" and that it was too early to tell if the Republican lawmakers were deliberately ... Read More »

Kashmir: Policeman shot dead by militants in Kulgam

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Officials identified the victim as Shabir Ahmad Dar, who succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital. The constable was associated with the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. The Hizbul had warned police personnel in the state to leave the force and join the freedom movement. "This is between police and terrorists and families should not be brought into this conflict". Read More »

United States senators reach deal on Russian Federation sanctions

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It is meant to punish Russian Federation over issues including alleged meddling in the election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, and support for the Government of Syria in that country's six-year-long civil war. Trump administration officials, however, have expressed some concerns with the package. Trump has indicated he is skeptical about additional sanctions and has been dismissive about the role of Russian interference in the USA elections. Read More »

Trump friend floats possibility of his firing special counsel in Russian probe

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters Tuesday that he had confidence in Mueller and called reports that Trump might fire Mueller "rumors". "That's Bob Mueller's job to sort that out". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller , hinted broadly that the special counsel investigation could be looking at Trump during a House committee hearing on Tuesday. Read More »

In UK, May faces growing tension over Northern Ireland's fate

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Barnier said: "All options are available and on the table". But her election failure means she must now go into Britain's most complex negotiations since World War Two with her eye firmly on the different factions within her Conservative Party, which has been divided over European Union membership for a generation. Read More »

Trump under fire for potential obstruction of justice

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Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to clean up after former FBI Director James Comey vengefully detonated some innuendo bombs during his own appearance before the committee the previous week. Read More »

Tower Block Fire Still Burning 24 Hours Later

Queen Elizabeth said in a message that her thoughts and prayers were with those families who had lost loved ones and with the many people still critically ill in hospital. Several witnesses have recounted seeing desperate parents toss children from the building's windows in an effort to save them. "Then the rooms would go up in flames". Read More »

Sanders 'Sickened' That Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

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Sanders unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination against Hillary Clinton . The suspect in a Wednesday morning shooting that injured a Republican congressman has been identified as James T. Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers, and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. Read More »

Australian jobs surge drives unemployment rate to 4-year low

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That took jobs gains for the year so far to a rousing 153,700 and brought the official data more in line with past strength in leading indicators such as vacancies. Part-time jobs decreased by 10,100 in May after rising 49,000 the month before. The Reserve Bank of Australia has its eye on the job market, but has indicated it will largely ignore the weak first-quarter GDP data, which was impacted by a major storm in Queensland, shuttering in coal exports. Read More »

London fire: Theresa May promises 'proper investigation'

Around 80 more people have been taken to hospitals across London , some of them critically ill with severe burns. Authorities warned that the toll may go up as almost 18 of the 79 persons admitted to hospitals were in critical condition. In such hard circumstances, Londoners have been rallying around those in need of help and one such person has been Adele after she paid a low-key visit to the scene. Read More »

Theresa May in limbo as cost concerns prolong hold-up on DUP deal

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, said that Brexit can be halted, but if Britain reversed course it should not expect to keep getting its EU budget rebates or opt-outs from key EU rules. Theresa May's Conservative Party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority. Sir John Major is one of those urging caution. DUP has won 10 seats in these elections. Read More »

Mueller is investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice

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The Post's report came just a day after Trump's friend indicated on national television that the president was considering firing Mueller . Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Adm. "Requesting on multiple occasions that Comey do things like drop the Flynn probe and publicly announce Trump is not under investigation is one thing", Finkelstein added", but "implicitly suggesting he may not keep his job and then firing him when he doesn't absolve you personally in a ... Read More »

Trump Responds to Obstruction of Justice Investigation

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Comey was sacked to prevent the Russian investigation from moving forward. In a pivotal shift in the investigation that has riveted Americans like no other for decades, senior intelligence officials have agreed to be interviewed by investigators working for Mr Muller, according to The Washington Post . Read More »

'Unknown numbers' of dead remain in Grenfell Tower following blaze

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said he expects the death toll to rise, but so far no figures have been released to indicate the actual number of people still missing. Harrowing accounts emerged of people trapped inside as the blaze destroyed everything around them, shouting for help and trying to escape through windows using makeshift ropes from bed sheets tied together. Read More »

OH congressman left practice field moments before shooting

The gunman was taken into custody and later died of his injuries. Scalise is the third ranking Republican in the U. S. House of Representatives and as such always travels with Capitol security officers. On her front porch just across the street from the field in a trendy, family-friendly neighbourhood, Reba Winstead heard a dozen shots. "God bless the police and first responders for their bravery and for taking quick action to ensure that this tragedy wasn't worse", she said, adding, "I ... Read More »

Mass food poisoning in Mosul camp: child dies

People at the he Hassan Sham U2 camp were left needing urgent treatment after eating an iftar meal to break their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. "The police authorities are now carrying out an investigation into the incident", the UNHCR said in a statement on Facebook Tuesday . In Iraq, at least nine people including six police personnel were killed in clashes when more than one hundred Islamic State militants launched attack in Mosul on Wednesday. Read More »

EU warns UK of the consequences of delaying Brexit talks

But European leaders fear such a process may be against EU protocol and they could end up handing Britain a deal so advantageous that it may spur on other nations to leave the Union . The government is still in talks with a small Northern Irish party to secure the support of its 10 members of parliament to pass legislation. The atmosphere in the PLP before the election, Harman explained was "morbid" as the party expected the Conservatives to "lay waste to us". Read More »

UK Parliament opening date set, suggesting Tory deal reached

It could also delay the start of Brexit talks. With former prime ministers stepping all over the turf, and mainstream media barely concealing its ambition to discredit the new DUP-supported, Tory-led government from the get-go, there is one way that Theresa May could clear the air, give herself some much needed legitimacy, and silence the critics. Read More »

Donald Trump probed by special counsel over possible obstruction of justice

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The Post and The New York Times both reported that Mueller was seeking interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign: Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence; Michael Rogers , the head of the National Security Agency; and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director. Read More »

Bombers kill at least 6 in Kabul

Friday's protest was held in the capital following a massive truck bomb attack Wednesday that claimed the lives of 90 people and wounded more than 450. Abdullah appealed for calm in a televised address. "We have intelligence reports that our enemies are trying again to carry out attacks on gatherings and demonstrations", said Kabul garrison commander Gul Nabi Ahmadzai. Read More »

Special counsel examining whether Trump obstructed justice, report says

Investigators have also been looking for any evidence of possible financial crimes by Trump associates, the daily said , quoting unnamed USA officials. It's hard to imagine what you could add to this blooper reel of an administration.I dunno, pee tape footage? The writers noted, "All of the current and former officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because the continuing investigation is classified". Read More »