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Wounded US congressman 'critical' after surgery

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U.S. Representative Larry Bucshon also posted saying that he is praying for Steve Scalise , Capitol Police, and any staff injured this morning at the horrific shooting at the congressional baseball practice. The House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise was hit in the hip while manning second base. There were 20 House members and two senators present, and the shooting lasted about 10 minutes, said Representative Joe Barton of Texas, the Republican team's manager. Read More »

Seeking Normalcy, Congress Heads Back to Work Day After Shooting

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Hodgkinson, who spent most of his life in the community of 42,000 just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis , compared the economic conditions of the time to those that preceded the Great Depression and excoriated Congress for not increasing the number of tax brackets and adopting other tax-reform measures. Read More »

Donald Trump being probed for possible obstruction of justice

Days after that, Sessions also corrected his confirmation hearing testimony to inform the committee about his two meetings with Kislyak. Al Franken responds to Jeff Sessions, who called him out at the hearing. "I'm going to acknowledge we had a meeting with the special counsel Mueller, but I'm not going to get into the contents", Mark Warner, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters later. Read More »

The big moments in the Sessions testimony

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Those questions were prompted after a friend of President Donald Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller. The suggestion that he colluded with Russians in the 2016 presidential election "is an appalling and detestable lie", Sessions said during his testimony on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, addressing whether he met privately with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at an April 2016 foreign policy event at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Read More »

Trump blasts 'phony' obstruction of justice report

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Coats will also meet with members of the Senate intelligence committee Thursday, one week after his tense grilling by the panel, according to a committee source. News that Mueller is now investigating Trump for obstruction of justice comes amid reports that Trump has discussed whether to remove the special counsel. Read More »

Stephen Colbert Commends Donald Trump On Reaction To Virginia Shooting

The shooting injured five people, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, who is now in critical condition . President Trump responded to the shooting with a tweet saying, "Our thoughts and prayers are with [Steve Scalise]". And you'll find in your greatest moments of doubt, you can always drink. Stephen Colbert has been prolific in his antagonism of President Trump, but in response to the horrific attack on Republican members of Congress Wednesday, instead of offering mockery or ... Read More »

Iran expresses sorrow on Grenfell blaze

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said a "major incident" had been declared. She added that meetings with staff from the emergency services who had tackled the blaze and described how the flames engulfed Grenfell Tower had convinced her of the need for further investigation. Read More »

President Trump Slams Report of Obstruction of Justice Probe

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The special counsel appointed to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 presidential campaign has met with a Senate committee probing the same matter. "In the three-plus years that I have been director of the National Security Agency, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical, or inappropriate, and to the best of my recollection, during that same period of service I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so", Rogers said. Read More »

Russian opposition leader jailed for 30 days

Thousands of Russians are expected to protest against corruption on Monday, part of opposition leader Alexei Navalny's long-shot drive to unseat President Vladimir Putin next year by tapping voter anger over what Navalny says is runaway official graft. Read More »

President Trump says Lynch's action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Trump tweet accuses former Attorney General... Circa News is reporting that former FBI Director James Comey a year ago briefed members of Congress about "a highly sensitive piece of evidence" that suggested that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had agreed to "put the kibosh" on any plans to prosecute Hillary Clinton . Read More »

Trump Says Obstruction Investigation Based On 'Phony' News

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After Comey's testimony last week, further questions were raised about whether Trump tried to obstruct justice. According to a report in the New York Times , President Donald Trump had already planned to fire Robert Mueller after he learned the special counsel is friends with fired FBI Director James Comey . Read More »

Shuttler Prannoy stuns defending champion Lee Chong Wei in Indonesia Open

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In women's singles category, it was a bad day for Saina Nehwal and Rio Olympic Bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu as they lost their matches and bowed out of the tournament. In the second game, Prannoy once again held a 10-6 lead, which was quickly erased by Lee, who had a 13-12 advantage for a brief time. In the next round, the All England champion will face H.S. Read More »

Attack on US lawmakers: what we know

At least five people were injured when a gunman opened fire Wednesday on a group of Republican lawmakers gathered to practice for an upcoming charity baseball game. That post linked to a petition calling for Trump's impeachment "and or legal removal". "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, to prolonged applause. Read More »

Chris Ruddy Says He Did Not Speak With Trump About Firing Mueller

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Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen. A top US Justice Department official today denied rumored plans to sack Robert Mueller , the special counsel running the probe into Russia's election meddling, amid reports President Donald Trump wants him fired. Read More »

SCALISE REMAINS CRITICAL: Wounded Congressman Will Require Additional Surgeries

Texas Rep Roger Williams , who coaches the GOP team, said that one of his aides, Zack Barth, was shot , but "is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery". Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. "I didn't realize at first it was a gunshot", he said . He told Muir that he later found out that the suspect, identified by authorities later today as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, had actually passed him at one point. Read More »

UK Brexit Election Results: Business School Community Reacts On Twitter

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As a parliamentary system, the UK's government is formed by the party that holds the majority of seats in the parliament. Downing St. said the Cabinet will discuss the agreement on Monday. "May sought a mandate". She also reiterated that she would seek a reciprocal agreement early in the talks on rights of European Union and British citizens, Downing Street said. Read More »

President Trump Blasts Report on Possible Obstruction of Justice Probe

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Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Mr Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. A spokesman for the office of the special counsel declined comment. Trump reportedly considered firing Mueller as special counsel, but was talked out of it by aides who anxious about the consequences of taking such an action. Read More »

May in talks with Northern Irish parties over DUP deal

Cabinet ministers have discussed plans for a deal with the DUP ahead of critical talks between Theresa May and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster . Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said the government should put economic growth at the heart of its Brexit strategy, while some senior ministers have pushed for less focus on immigration and more on jobs. Read More »

Singapore ranks 7th in global innovation index

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Over the next decades, the agriculture and food sector will face an enormous rise in global demand and increased competition for limited natural resources. There has not been much improvement in the ranking of Latin America and the Caribbean relative to other regions in the recent years. European countries are 8 of the top 10 and 15 of the top 25 in the index. Read More »

Tillerson faces strong pushback on diplomatic budget cuts

Tillerson told lawmakers both he and President Trump raised the issue during their visit to the West Bank last month. US and European officials often have voiced dismay on the absence of progress on implementing the specific points of the Minsk agreements, which include holding local elections in Ukraine's breakaway Donbas region and returning the border with Russian Federation to Ukrainian control. Read More »