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Edward Gillespie wins Virginia's GOP primary for governor

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The biggest surprise of the night seemed to be Corey Stewart , a political unknown who is a vocal supporter of the president and, especially potent here in the South, of keeping Confederate monuments in place-an issue that led to a dramatic torchlight parade by white nationalist groups in Charlottesville earlier this spring. Read More »

China Must Put More Pressure on North Korea: US Secretary of State

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China claims the entire South China Sea region as its own and is engaged in a bitter dispute with Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Taiwan who also have counter claims. US Defence Secretary James Mattis. We "travel to the region to meet with our counterparts and talk about all the issues that are important to them and hear from them concerns about where the (Trump) administration is positioned". Read More »

Pakistan to 'change history' against India in Champions Trophy final

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What Pakistan will bring is in doubt, and there's the intrigue about the showdown on Sunday at The Oval. With a tournament trophy to be won, and India defending their title too, it is hard to over-state how much the outcome will mean to millions of people - including a significant British Asian sub-section. Read More »

Day, Scott among big-name US Open exits

Casey came closest to joining Rickie Fowler atop the leaderboard. McIlroy will not be involved over the weekend at Erin Hills after adding a second-round 71 to his opening 78 to sit five over par - well outside the projected cut line. Read More »

Scalise undergoes third surgery since shooting

Initially, Scalise was reported to be in stable condition, but was downgraded to critical later on Wednesday. Gabby Giffords was targeted by a gunman in 2011. Mo Brooks told CNN. Lawmakers told reporters they saw Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards before the shooter was neutralized. Jeff Flake and Rep. Read More »

Steve Scalise Has 'Improved in Last 24 Hours,' Remains in Critical Condition

Because the bullet shattered, there may be hundreds of fragments in Scalise's body and doctors do not intend to try to remove them all, Sava said . Authorities are investigating the incident but have not identified a motive. Hodgkinson had posted comments critical of President Trump on his social-media accounts and engaged in a profane tirade about Trump in a chance conversation with an auto mechanic the day before the attack in Alexandria, where Hodgkinson had been living in his van ... Read More »

'Witch Hunt' Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing

Trump himself took aim Friday at the senior Justice Department official responsible for appointing Mueller, accusing him on Twitter of leading a " Witch Hunt ". Concerns that Trump may have tried to obstruct justice are based partly on testimony from Comey before a Senate panel on June 8. Depending on how events play out, the Justice Department could face a crisis not seen since the so-called Saturday Night Massacre when President Richard Nixon's attorney general and deputy attorney ... Read More »

Scalise undergoes more surgery and will require 'additional operations'

The annual charity game continued as scheduled despite House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) and four others being hospitalized after James Hodgkinson opened fire at a Republican team practice. The game was due to go ahead as planned on Thursday evening. Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats , attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. Read More »

Russian Federation offers asylum to former US FBI director Comey

He should be aware of that", Putin added as members of the audience visibly chuckled in the background. Putin , who has dominated Russia's political landscape for the past 17 years, is widely expected to run for what would be a fourth presidential term in March 2018, but was vague when discussing his own political plans. Read More »

Paul Ryan Says Trump Should Let Mueller 'Do His Job'

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Ruddy told PBS that he thinks it would be " a very significant mistake " for Trump to seek Mueller's termination. "I think there's a conflict there". On ABC's "This Week", Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow wouldn't rule out the president eventually having to fire Mueller, although he said he "can't imagine" it would come to that. Read More »

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to "phony" Russia story

The obstruction of justice investigation into the president began days after James Comey was sacked as FBI director on May 9, the Post reported. President Trump has repeatedly denied any collusion with Russian Federation, describing the ongoing inquiry as a " witch hunt ". This would amount to an implicit admission that the Washington Post report is accurate. Read More »

Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

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Carter had previously waived her right to a trial, and the verdict was given in a nonjury trial by MA judge Lawrence Moniz , who said Carter's actions were not just immoral but illegal, according to The New York Times . "His family will hate me and I can go to jail". Prosecutors also pointed to texts and messages Carter sent leading up to Roy's suicide, including one that read, "I think your parents know you're in a really bad place". Read More »

Steve Scalise shooting 'an attack on all'

Steve Scalise faces a "much more difficult" struggle to recover from his gunshot wound than first thought, United States president Donald Trump has said . A congressional staffer, Zach Barth, was also shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital. Played nearly every year since 1909, this year's congressional contest began with a moving tribute to the victims of the shooting, as well as the Capitol Police officers who helped take out the gunman . Read More »

APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

Mattis promised on Tuesday to brief lawmakers on a new war strategy by mid-July that is widely expected to call for thousands more US troops . Representative Seth Moulton, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and an Iraq War veteran, blasted the Trump administration's reported decision to add thousands of USA troops in Afghanistan in the coming weeks. Read More »

Casey comfortable at Erin Hills

They were three shots clear of anyone else. And it doesn't stop there. Erin Hills also played like a beast. The 44 players who broke par in the opening round set a U.S. It has learned to accept that in pristine scoring conditions - mainly, soft conditions - low scores don't distract from the tournament. McIlroy was 4 shots off the cut line and Day a whopping 9 shots removed. Read More »

Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'

Comey's firing is a "central moment that's being looked at" in the investigation, Post reporter Devlin Barrett told NPR's Ari Shapiro, "but it's not the only thing". "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office". That follows this week's high-profile Intelligence Committee hearing with embattled attorney general Jeff Sessions. Read More »

Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Scalise was wounded Wednesday when a gunman opened fire at a Republican Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. He suffered a rifle wound in his left hip that shattered bones, tore organs and caused severe bleeding. Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for unity in the aftermath of the shooting in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. But at Thursday night's congressional baseball game, for which lawmakers were practicing when they were fired upon, Pence said the ... Read More »

USA working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

Tillerson, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was asked to explain his remarks earlier this week claiming that the Palestinian government had stopped its longstanding policy of paying terrorists salaries using aid granted by the USA government, a claim that was nearly immediately rebutted by Palestinian and Israeli officials. Read More »