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Vice President Pence Hires Private Attorney for Russia Probe

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Cullen, who supported Trump's rival, Jeb Bush, during the race for the Republican presidential nomination, also represented Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican and former majority leader of the U.S. Kasowitz is widely regarded as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in the country". The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post . Read More »

'Excellent' prognosis for legislator hurt in shooting

We are encouraged by improvement in his condition over the last 36 hours. One day after the Capitol Police officer was injured protecting congressmen and aides from a gunman, Bailey drew a loud cheer from the crowd as he put aside his crutches to throw out the first pitch at the Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington . Read More »

European Union to open Brexit talks with divorce bill and citizens' rights

The talks are set to continue every month throughout the summer. Barnier this week acknowledged "sensitivity" in London at European Union suggestions that Britain might owe it some 60 billion euros ($66.9 billion) in 2019 and said sorting out the issue soon would help a trade deal: "I would like to very quickly play down this question, and find concrete, pragmatic and just solutions", he said on Monday (12/06). Read More »

President Trump Reportedly Wanting to Fire Mueller

ET. The attorney general, Jeff Sessions , recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation because of his own conversations with Russian officials during the Trump transition. "I personally think it would be a significant mistake, even though I don't think there is a justification [for a special counsel]". It's certainly theoretically possible that the attorney general could fire him but that's the only person who has authority to fire him. Read More »

Outrage grows as dozens feared dead in London blaze

The prime minister - who faced criticism for not meeting survivors of the tragedy on a visit to the scene on Thursday - said the victims "deserve answers". Experts estimate they could have been added at a cost of £200,000 during the £10m building works. The official fire service advice for residents to stay in their homes and use towels to block out smoke while awaiting help has also come under scrutiny. Read More »

Putin on election probe: 'Have you all lost your senses over there?'

In his letter firing Comey, Trump said the former FBI director had informed him "on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation". Putin said that he was not aware of such a proposal and therefore could not comment on it. But she said Trump wanted to allow for a "swift and thorough examination of the facts" related to Comey's ouster and the multiple investigations into his campaign's possible ties to Russian Federation. Read More »

Thirty confirmed dead in Grenfell Tower blaze as fury grows among survivors

Confirming the latest death toll, Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said the tower remained "in a very hazardous state" but there was "nothing to suggest at this time that the fire was started deliberately". Firefighters are working their way through the smouldering remains of the building's 24 floors, but the fire is out. Twenty-four people are still in the hospital, 12 of them in critical condition. Read More »

Trump blasts Mueller obstruction probe on Twitter

The letter said the investigation will also probe Comey's testimony that Loretta Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, had directed him to describe an FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's email practices as merely a "matter" and to avoid calling it an investigation. Read More »

Trump Announces Cuba Policy Changes

Trump said that the United States opposes calls for UN to lift the embargo against Cuba. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, typically supportive of GOP presidents, predicted the changes would limit prospects for "positive change on the island", while Rep. Read More »

Protesters snarl Minnesota freeway after officer acquittal

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He also faced two lesser counts of endangering Mr Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the vehicle near them. Yanez's lawyers alleged Castile had been smoking marijuana the day of the shooting, which they said affected his judgment. But Paulsen, the prosecutor, said that version of events was contradicted by video. Read More »

US Navy destroyer, merchant ship collide off Japan coast, 7 crew missing

Navy aircraft, and will join Japanese Coast Guard and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force helicopters, ships and aircraft to render whatever assistance may be required". He is in stable condition, the Navy said. Container ship suffered bow damages, reportedly bow stern was breached, but vessel remained seaworthy and resumed sailing towards Tokyo , at 1300 Tokyo time she was entering Tokyo Bay at some 12 knots speed. Read More »

Trump, via angry tweets, confirms he's under investigation

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Rosenstein told the Senate on May 17 that he knew Comey would be fired before he wrote the memo . His latest tweets follow a report this week in The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is looking into whether the president attempted to obstruct justice. Read More »

McCartney, Rowling promoted in the queen's Birthday Honors

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Joining Connolly on the list are Sir Paul McCartney , who was knighted 20 years and will now become a companion of honour - an honour created in 1917 that can have no more than 65 members; along with the author JK Rowling . "When the letter first came in I thought it was a spoof to start with because it was a very ordinary black and white printed letter and I very almost binned it". Read More »

Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

Last week, former FBI Director James Comey told Congress he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. Before Trump took to Twitter on Friday, Rosenstein on Thursday issued a perplexing statement of his own, denouncing news stories based on anonymous sources. Read More »

Hampshire Pride chief slams Theresa May over DUP talks

The pound rose after the Bank of England came its closest in a decade to raising interest rates to counter higher prices after Britain's vote to leave the European Union - a move that could further squeeze Britons with big mortgages. The EU will keep the door open for Britain to return, but only on worse terms than it now has, European Parliament Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said Wednesday. Read More »

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The shooting occurred in Achin district , where us special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Taliban militants, said Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial governor. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Democrats to battle as one - Team Scalise

Scalise , 51, is among four people shot by a gunman at a House Republican baseball practice Wednesday in the Washington suburbs. The morning after visiting Scalise in the hospital, Trump said the congressman's challenges are "more difficult" than first thought. Read More »

No plan to sack Russia probe head Mueller

I believe in that case, there would be such a reaction of Democrats and Republicans in Congress that what Adam Schiff said , that we'd resurrect the independent counsel law and have judges appoint an independent counsel beyond the president's reach. Read More »

Doctors: Student detained in N Korea in state of 'unresponsive wakefulness'

Fred Warmbier echoed the message of United States officials, who have said Rodman played no role in the release. JORDAN BONOMO: We do see respiratory arrest from overdose - from medication overdose - intentional and otherwise. decried as far out of proportion to his alleged crime, accusing the North of using him as a political pawn. It has been about 15 months since all contact was severed. Read More »

US student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

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President Donald Trump . "Mr. Warmbier is en route to the US where he will be reunited with his family". Instead, the administration credited the release to its diplomatic intervention. As the Americans continued to push for the Swedish diplomats to see all four, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations urgently requested a meeting with Yun in NY, according to Trump administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity about the still-secret arrangements. Read More »

Trump lashes out over Russia probe

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That ended the moment President Trump began tweeting about the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the election and reportedly into the president himself. Mr Comey also testified he had told Mr Trump he was not under investigation. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Read More »

Doctors Say US Student Freed By North Korea Has Brain Damage

The 22-year-old Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court in March 2016. "This is the Otto I know and love", Warmbier's brother Austin told CNN affiliate WCPO. Residents of the northern Cincinnati suburb tied blue-and-white ribbons, the school colours, to trees near the family home. Read More »

GOP baseball shooter had list of names, including Rep. Brooks

According to reports , the congressman was transferred to the hospital's Trauma Center, where he underwent immediate surgery, as well as an additional procedure to stop bleeding. "It would have been a bloodbath", said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas. "Anytime there's a tragedy, it just once again amplifies the problem with gun violence in our country", said Lucy McBath, whose son, Jordan Davis, was shot to death four years ago in a dispute over loud music. Read More »

Home invasion call, car shootout: deputy, child wounded

A Hall County deputy was transported and later released from the hospital after being struck in the torso during a gunfire exchange. Authorities say as the deputies approached the site of the reported home invasion on foot, a vehicle departed the residence and swerved at one of the deputies. Read More »