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Doctor says Rep. Scalise remains critical, but vital signs stable

Scott Applewhite, File). When word spread of how the Capitol Police officers swept in to engage the shooter as Rep. Steve Scalise , the House majority whip, lay bleeding on the field, we recalled the police officers who ran into the Pulse night club to end Omar Mateen's rampage in Orlando. Read More »

Russia claims it killed Islamic State leaders in airstrike

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According to the AP, al-Baghdadi's death would be considered a "severe blow" to the Islamic State , which has been struggling to maintain its grip on Raqqa . None of the names given by the Russians , with the exception of al-Baghdadi's, is known to CBS News as a stated senior figure in the ISIS group. Read More »

Trump calls investigation 'greatest witch hunt'

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Mr Trump wrote: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" The sad fact is, almost all the political holes the president now finds himself in are ones he dug himself, via tweets and other impromptu public statements. Read More »

One Love Manchester attracts record TV audience

Ariana Grande will return to the stage Sunday in Manchester, England, for a concert to raise money for victims of a suicide bombing that struck at the end of her last show almost two weeks ago. USHER to miss out on performing at the One Love Manchester concert on Sunday (June 4) to escort his son to summer camp. Held at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, several people who went to the May 22 concert also attended. Read More »

At least 30 dead in London tower fire

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Meeting volunteers in front of tables stacked with donated goods, William discussed the tragedy with one, saying: "Things like that you never want to see". London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said they still did not the cause of the fire, where it started or why it spread in such a way. Families searching for their loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters searching for answers, as attention turned to whether recent refurbishment on the building was done properly. Read More »

Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Mr Kenny is also the only Fine Gael leader to be re-elected taoiseach . Leo Varadkar has just been elected as Ireland's youngest ever Taoiseach . Despite Varadkar's firsts, Irish media and voters are "not obsessed about his sexuality or his racial origins", The Guardian's Henry McDonald tells NPR's Ari Shapiro . Read More »

Queen visits London fire volunteers as locals plead for answers

Police surrounded May as she left a church Friday following the meeting with survivors and protesters shouted "Shame on you!" and "Coward!" People did not favor violence but were desperate for information, he said. "We will ensure that families are informed as soon as possible when we know beyond doubt that it is their loved one who has been identified". "Sadly we do not expect there to be any survivors", Cundy said. Read More »

May to Hold Enquiry About London Fire as Death Toll Reaches 17

Preliminary findings from the Grenfell Tower fire investigators would inform the review, he said . "There is smoke detection within all of our towers with 10-year smoke alarms in every flat provided by the fire service and smoke detection in plant rooms, lift shafts and bin rooms and emergency lighting on corridors and in stairwells". Read More »

Iran says mastermind of Tehran attacks killed by security forces

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He noted that the terrorist had fled the country following the ensuing security operations after the attack, but was killed with the cooperation of friendly foreign intelligence services . He called the USA the "international" version of the Islamic State group and said Washington had exchanged democracy for money, a reference to a recent huge arms deal between the U.S. Read More »

United States attorney general next in scandal's spotlight

The attorney general said Saturday he will accept an invitation to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Sessions, among the earliest high-profile backers of Trump's election campaign, appears before his former colleagues on Tuesday, days after explosive testimony by ousted Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, whose removal he recommended. Read More »

Calls for new sprinklers in tower blocks

Aluminum composite panels have been used to cover the outside of buildings for more than 40 years. Mr Webb argued that all buildings with cladding wrapped around them should be torn down and said: 'In the past they would never have been built because they wouldn't have met the regulations'. Read More »

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

A Conservative spokesman said: "Peter Hain played a significant role in Northern Ireland but on this issue he is misinformed and wrong". Since the general election , there has been growing pressure on May to moderate the government's approach and favour maintaining close ties with the European single market at the expense of controlling immigration. Read More »

Ordeal of U.S. student in N.Korea, now in coma, 'terrible thing'

One of Obama's advisers, Ned Price, said the Obama administration had "no higher priority" than securing the release of Americans detained overseas but North Korea's isolation "posed unique challenges". Washington has stepped up pressure on China and other foreign powers to enforce existing United Nations sanctions on North Korea, and has deployed increased military assets of its own in the region. Read More »

Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

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That was a trend Whole Foods helped start. The company opened back in 1980 in Austin Texas, and now has 91,000 employees globally. Whole Foods stock had been selling in the mid-$30 range for May and the first part of June. Quigg noted that the grocery sector has been waiting for a disruptor like Amazon, much like the cable industry was waiting for Netflix ( NFLX ) and Amazon to disrupt it. Read More »

In Russia probe, Trump wants executive privilege - but without invoking it

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What started as a probe of Russian interference of the 2016 election turned into a special counsel-led investigation of whether Trump associates colluded with Russia. The White House declined to comment, referring questions to Kasowitz. "Whoever leaked [news of the obstruction investigation] was obviously reading that he was thinking about giving Mueller the boot", an official told the Daily Beast. Read More »

President Trump says 'no proof' of 'phony collusion'

The DOJ statement by Rosenstein raised some eyebrows on social media Thursday evening. Leading American broadcaster CNN on Thursday filed a lawsuit in the federal court, urging the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) to grant access to the former director James Comey's archived conversations with President Donald Trump . Read More »

Confirmed death toll in London fire rises to 30

Firefighters continue to search the building, which was destroyed by the fire that quickly surrounded the structure and spread through the floors. The horrifying fire in West London on Wednesday was bound to have an impact on a country already shaken by three terrorist attacks in three months, a political crisis that has followed the Brexit vote, and the recent general election that not only provided no clear victor but deprived Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party of its ... Read More »

Ron DeSantis describes 'strange encounter' with man before congressional baseball shooting

Representative Walker says lawmakers will now need to consider beefing up security, especially when they're at public events. Rooney said the Republican team has used the same field for practice for several years. "Our deep appreciation goes out to the Capitol Police and local law enforcement officers for their protection". This was the final practice for the Republican team, who was preparing for a scheduled charity game tomorrow against a Democratic team at the home of the Washington ... Read More »

Markets Right Now: Grocer stocks plunge on Whole Foods deal

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Under terms of the deal, Amazon will pay $42 a share, a premium of about 27 percent to where Whole Foods shares closed on June 15. The deal is expected to be completed in the second half of 2017. Amazon could cut costs if the technology gets good enough to deploy at Whole Foods locations. Mackey reportedly called Jana "greedy bastards" in an interview earlier this week, dismissing Jana's stake only as a means to enrich itself and force a sale of the company on its terms. Read More »