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Trump's Staff Has Reportedly Talked Him Out of Firing Mueller

The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump's conduct marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Read More »

US Police Issue Arrest Warrants in Turkish Bodyguard Attack on Protesters

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Two other men were arrested at the scene - one for aggravated assault and the other for assaulting a police officer. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham are scheduled to hold a news conference at 11:45 a.m. "If you are a law-abiding person and you feel like you did not do anything wrong, then please present yourself here to answer to these charges". AFP reported, Washington police chief Peter Newsham said the 12 were identified in video footage of the May 16 ... Read More »

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after a year on the run

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Jeffs fled from his Salt Lake City home - where he was under house arrest - on June 19 of previous year while awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case. Several top FLDS leaders, including Lyle Jeffs , are arrested and charged with food stamp fraud and money laundering. "He used a substance which may have been olive oil to lubricate the Global Positioning System tracking band and slip it off his ankle", FBI Special Agent in Charge ... Read More »

Trump dismisses obstruction of justice investigation with 'nice' tweet

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Senator Jean Shaheen of New Hampshire raised the issue after Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy said President Donald Trump was considering the idea of firing Mueller as special counsel. Rosenstein deflected by saying that it's possible the memo - and therefore the Comey firing - is part of Mueller's investigation and shouldn't be discussed openly. Read More »

Cause of Warmbier brain injury unknown, no sign of botulism: doctors

Warmbier has been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea, the family said on Tuesday after he was released. He was arrested at Pyongyang Airport last January and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. "Joseph Yun went to Pyongyang to accompany Mr Warmbier home", Thomas Shannon, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, told reporters in Seoul Wednesday. Read More »

Sinn Fein to meet Theresa May over DUP deal concerns

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A lacklustre campaign saw her high approval rating slip away, and support for her "hard Brexit" strategy - pulling out of the European single market and customs union - now hangs in the balance. Former British Prime Minister John Major said he was concerned May's plan to govern with the support of the DUP could pitch the province back into turmoil by persuading "hard men" on both sides of the divide to return to violence. Read More »

May fails in election gamble as voters throw hung parliament

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Prime Minister Theresa May has no intention of resigning and has instead struck a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland. Corbyn was among those who called for May to resign after the results were announced. Rachel Sheard, who cast her vote near the site of the London Bridge attack, said the election certainly wasn't about Brexit. Read More »

Iran arrests 50 people after Tehran attacks

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The intelligence ministry said 41 suspects were arrested in Tehran , in the northwestern provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan, and in West Azerbaijan, near the borders with Iraq and Turkey. The ministry said the group returned to Iran in the summer of 2016 to carry out terrorist operations in religious places, and escaped when authorities broke up their cell. Read More »

Third London attacker named as anger grows over security flaws

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A volley of gunfire in unleashed during the melee and all three perpetrators are felled within seconds, the footage shows, eight minutes after the emergency services were first called. Haydon described the pink knives as "pretty unusual" and appealed for anyone with information about where they came from to contact police. The woman explained to police that her son asked her for money for a ticket to Rome, and that she knew nothing of his plans to travel to Turkey. Read More »

Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

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Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and critically injured and remained hospitalized. Scalise , the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip. She did not specify which comments by Republicans she objected to. He is the House's No. 3 GOP leader. Two lawmakers who were leaving practice when they encountered Hodgkinson before the shooting believe he was targeting Republicans . Read More »

7 dead, 66 injured in deadly Chinese kindergarten blast

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Xu dropped out of school due to neurological disorders. It was unclear if anyone was arrested, and no further details were provided. Two victims died at the scene of the explosion. Xinhua said that children were leaving school when the blast occurred. Li Meijin, a professor in the department of criminology at the People's Public Security University of China in Beijing , said numerous attackers appear to the men in the prime of their life, who may be struggling to cope with pressure or ... Read More »

Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

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So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Read More »

Tory council leader claims that residents 'didn't want' sprinklers in Grenfell Tower

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Residents said they had warned repeatedly over fire safety in the block. It is thought that a faulty fridge on the fourth floor may have caused the tragic fire. Among the missing are Jessica Urbano Ramirez, 12, Mariem Elgwahry, 27, who lived on the 19 floor and Tony Disson, 66, who lived on the 22 floor. The type of cladding has also been implicated in other high-rise fires, including one in Melbourne's Docklands in 2014. Read More »

Abbas halts monthly stipends for Hamas ex-inmates

A pre-emptive air strike on June 5 destroyed the Egyptian Air Force on the ground, and the Israeli Army also pushed back Jordan and Syria. Unable to defeat Israel by conventional warfare, Israel's enemies have perpetuated the conflict by incessant terrorism (see "Intifada") and now by engaging in a war of propaganda, lawfare and BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanction) seeking to isolate, defame and delegitimize the Jewish state. Read More »

US Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal - senior Iranian official

Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., introduced the bill, which now must pass in the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump before being enacted. AJC, which has sounded the alarm on the Iranian threat for decades, continues to lead advocacy efforts to keep pressure on the Iranian regime. The bill seeks to target businesses and financial institutions that have commercial dealings with any entity designated by the US for playing a role in Iran's ballistic missile program. Read More »

Senate may keep some Obamacare taxes in US healthcare overhaul

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Only a small group of senators know what is in the bill. However, Ernst told reporters there's no document, yet, to release. Let's hope they do the same for working Americans when they vote on our healthcare bill. Once that mandate is removed, non-group plans could revert to what they covered before. As the New York Times recently reported , the secrecy surround the Senate's health care is raising alarms on both sides of the aisle. Read More »

People Robert Mueller Could Interview in Trump Obstruction Probe

Donald Trump is now being investigated over whether he personally tried to obstruct justice , according to U.S. media. The probe by special counsel Robert Mueller , a former FBI chief, "marks a major turning point in the almost year-old FBI investigation , which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin", The Washington Post reported . Read More »

The FBI Probe Expands to Trump Personally

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That report makes clear that three senior intelligence officers - Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and and former NSA deputy director Richard Ledgett - are being interviewed this week by special counsel Bob Mueller as he looks into whether Trump obstructed justice in the Russian Federation case. Read More »

Trump Says Scalise 'In Some Trouble', But Will 'Be OK, We Hope'

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Representatives on both teams chose to go forward with the game, which got underway at 7 p.m. It drew a record attendance of 24,959 attendees. "But he's a great fighter, and he's going to be okay, we hope". House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) leaves during the House vote on continuing a resolution on a budget on Capitol Hill in Washington , D.C., April 28, 2017. Read More »

Merkel concerned at impact on Europe of US sanctions on Russia

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German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel shares the concern expressed at the new sanctions by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern in a Thursday joint statement . Western European countries, especially Germany, instead argue it's a commercial project. The joint statement accused the U.S. move of being related to its "economic interest in exporting gas" to Europe, something that has been a top priority for some United States energy ... Read More »

Germany, Austria slam United States sanctions against Russian Federation

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They said they support efforts by the U.S. State Department to amend the sanctions. The pipeline project was conceived by Russian Federation and Germany as a way to avoid sending gas to Europe through an existing pipeline that runs through Ukraine, which has proved to be unreliable at times because of a long-running spat between Ukraine and Russian Federation over the cost of gas and other contract terms. Read More »

Do You Think President Trump Obstructed Justice?

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The statement came after Sen. After responding that he had not, Rosenstein reassured Shaheen of his confidence in the process. Rosenstein noted that he is the only one who could fire Mueller , as Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »