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CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings

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The White House might have banned cameras from its latest press briefings, but no one said anything about sketch artists. The artist, Bill Hennessy, did not use his easel but stood in the back of the press room to provide an image to document the affair. Read More »

Man City coach Guardiola leads Catalan independence rally

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As Mr Puigdemont looked on, Mr Guardiola also called for the worldwide community's support against "the abuses of an authoritarian state". "We will vote even though the Spanish state doesn't want us to". Mas was later put on trial and banned from holding office for two years. Spain has a variety of measures available to halt Catalonia's vote, including suspending Puigdemont for disobedience and even taking control of the regional government. Read More »

US approves sale of drones to India: General Atomics

His first trip to the U.S.as Prime Minister featured a spectacular Madison Square Garden rally with thousands of Indian-Americans. "Despite this, people are coming from across the country. There is no immediate response from the State Department and White House on this discussion. When President Trump hosts Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday, the two leaders will share much in common. Read More »

The GOP's Narrow Escape in Georgia

At one point Donald Trump praised his accomplishments during his first six months in office, before taking a jab at the media by criticizing their coverage of the Georgia election . Debbie Dingell of MI. " Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future". They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. Read More »

Imagine: European Council President Tusk channels Lennon on Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with the media as she arrives for an European Union summit at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Led by Germany, Brussels had insisted from the beginning that Britain's decision a year ago to leave Europe clearly meant it was leaving Europe, with all the attendant privileges. Read More »

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Twin bombings minutes apart have hit a crowded market in Pakistan's north-western tribal region, killing at least 15 people and wounding 70, a government official said. Balochistan has faced a number of security challenges in recent months with security personnel in the province often being targeted in road side explosions. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American Otto Warmbier

North Korea's foreign ministry spokesman said Warmbier was " a victim of the policy of strategic patience " of former US President Barack Obama whose government never requested his release, according to comments carried by the official KCNA agency. Read More »

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

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Karen Handel is the newly elected member of United States House of Representatives for Georgia's 6th congressional district. While he was obviously getting millions of out-of-state dollars due to Democrats nationally making this race a referendum on the president and hoping to make inroads before next year's election , Ossoff stayed mostly out of the fray, even as Trump himself devoted mean tweets to the candidate. Read More »

London van attack: Suspect identified and arrested in terror investigation

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They were carrying out searches of addresses in Cardiff where the vehicle hire company that the van was rented from was based. The BBC says Osborne, a father of four , is reportedly from the Cardiff, Wales, area. While attacks by Muslims against non-Muslims in Europe have dominated headlines recently, researchers from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a research and education center at the University of Maryland, believe that Muslims ... Read More »

North Korea says it is 'biggest victim' in death of American student

A United States student released by North Korea to the United States in a coma was a victim of the " strategic patience " policy of former President Barack Obama , who never requested his release, says Pyongyang . More than a year later, Warmbier was medically evacuated from North Korea to Cincinnati when it was discovered that he had been in a coma since shortly after his sentencing. Read More »

DHS: Russians Tried to Hack 21 State Election Systems

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Johnson says Comey would not have made such a move lightly. Government officials from DHS and FBI Wednesday also said for the first time there were " election-related systems in 21 states that were targeted " by Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Van attack on London Muslims suggests new polarization

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Police have been searching a residential address in Pentwyn, where Osborne is listed as living. "I'm not going to defend him, but he's my son and it's a bad, awful shock", she said . It said its prayers are with the victims. Osborne's Muslim neighbour in Cardiff, Khadijh Sherazi, said she had never had any problems with him or his family until this weekend. Read More »

Trump recasts Cuba policy, takes harder line than Obama on military, travel

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As President Donald Trump is expected to announce a reversal on the U.S. Cuba policy on Friday, June 16, 2017, Cubans are bracing for the worst. She did not provide specific details about what the president planned to announce, though other people familiar with administration discussions have said he plans to impose new limitations on commerce. Read More »

Gunman Acted Alone in Shooting Congressman Scalise

Investigators believe Hodgkinson had been living out of his van parked near the baseball field since late March after traveling to the area from his home in Belleville, Ill. He, Mika and others were shot or otherwise injured in a mass shooting carried out by James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who later died in the hospital of gunshot wounds. Read More »

USA student jailed by North Korea laid to rest in Ohio

Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea in March 2016. Speaking early today to assembled reporters across the street from Wyoming High School, US Senator Rob Portman of OH highlighted the community support that the Warmbier family has received during the tragedy. Read More »

Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

Spicer went on to mention an aspect of Comey's testimony that the Trump administration has been eager to amplify: the fact that Comey said Trump himself was not under investigation in the FBI's Russian Federation probe. Giving his first TV interview since May 13, Trump and, briefly, wife Melania spoke with Fox & Friends' Ainsley Earhardt - the taped interview aired in bits and pieces throughout this morning's show - also spoke about Nancy Pelosi and Robert Mueller , but mostly about ... Read More »

Dassey wins in federal appeals court

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The federal appeals court's majority opinion states that Dassey's intellectual limitations and suggestibility must be taken into account, and the investigators gave him false promises of leniency. In his 24-page dissent, Judge David Hamilton said the majority's decision would burden police and prosecutors' ability to investigate crimes. Dassey was 16 then and suffered from cognitive problems. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts North Korea over death of United States student

China sent its top diplomat, State Councilor Yang Jiechi , and Gen. Fang Fenghui , chief of the Chinese military's Joint Staff Department. Ohio's Republican U.S. capital for security talks, and North Korea will get "top billing", according to Susan Thornton , the senior U.S. diplomat for East Asia. At the same time, Trump has mostly held back on attacking Chinese trade practices, which he railed against during the presidential campaign. Read More »

Bombings at market in Pakistan kill 15

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The Political Administration said that the first blast occurred in the Tori Market and as the people gathered there to rescue the injured from the rubbles of the shops, while a second blast ripped through the same place that proved fatal as it caused maximum damages to life and property. Read More »

Pelosi defends leadership after special election loss

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The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes. Read More »

At least 40 dead following three blasts in Pakistan

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Two different militant groups have claimed responsibility for the blast. A soldier covers a body after a blast in Quetta , Pakistan June 23, 2017. "Terrorists are attacking soft targets and no Muslim can ever imagine to commit such horrific act, the prime minister said", the statement said. Read More »

Powerful car blast in Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

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On March 31 this year, the city had suffered a similar tragedy when 23 people were killed in a auto bomb blast near an Imambargah at midday. Separate bomb blasts and shootings in the west, east and south of Pakistan have killed a total of 44 people as militants step up attacks on police and security forces in an apparent response to government offensives to push them out from key bastions. Read More »

Minnesota health care interests cool to Senate health bill

But in a almost 1,000-word letter, former U.S. president Barack Obama appeared to decisively break his silence on the issue of American health care - a bedrock of his presidency - to slam the proposal as "fundamental meanness" that is "tough to fathom". Read More »