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Top career USA diplomat in China embassy steps down

Lewis Lukens is the top US diplomat in the United Kingdom because the Trump administration has not yet nominated an ambassador. For now, he said, China , European countries and individual US states will fill the gap left by the federal government's move to abdicate leadership on the issue. Read More »

London attackers named; 1 probed before

Authorities suspect Butt was radicalized in the United Kingdom and not in Pakistan, the newspapers said. Butt, who was wearing an Arsenal shirt under a fake suicide vest during the London Bridge attack, was a British citizen born in Pakistan who lived in Barking, east London . Read More »

Woman goes on trial for allegedly urging boyfriend to kill himself

Attorney Joseph Cataldo talks to his client, Michelle Carter , before meeting at a side bar at the beginning of the court session at Taunton Juvenile Court in Taunton , Mass ., on Monday, June 5, 2017. One of them, Dr. Peter Breggin, claims that Carter was "intoxicated" by anti-depressants she was taking that should not have been prescribed to a teenager. Read More »

Kentucky stays alive in NCAA with 14-9 victory over Indiana

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First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.at Cliff Hagan Stadium. The Cardinals prevented the Wildcats from going to the postseason in football two years in a row. You have to tip your hat to them. After senior first baseman Austin Cangelosi moved them into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt, freshman catcher Jake Matheny delivered a two-run base hit through the left side that scored both Sowers and Gorski. Read More »

Senate GOP aiming for vote this month on health legislation

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If the Trump administration is successful in stopping the payment of cost sharing subsidies, insurance providers would be forced to choose between rapidly exiting Obamacare exchanges and increasing premiums by roughly 20 percent, according to the Washington Examiner . Read More »

London mayor tells AP he doesn't care about Trump tweets

Trump accused Khan of making a "pathetic excuse" over his statement urging Londoners not to be alarmed by the presence of additional police on the streets in response to the attack. "Work is ongoing to understand more about them, their connections and whether they were assisted or supported by anyone else". Trump has leaped on the London attacks as evidence of the need for hardline security measures in the United States, including a ban on travelers from some Muslim countries. Read More »

Travel ban must for U.S. security: Trump following London terror attacks

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Last week, the Justice Department formally asked the Supreme Court to let a ban on visitors from six mostly Muslim countries and refugees from around the world to be put in place. "The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C", Mr. Trump tweeted, continuing with the anti-terrorism rhetoric that he launched following the London Bridge terror attack. Read More »

Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

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Iraq was removed from the list of banned countries in the second order and an indefinite halt to entry from Syrian refugees was replaced by a temporary pause. President Donald Trump once again put British Prime Minister Theresa May in an awkward position when she was forced to denounce comments the president made over the weekend about London Mayor Sadiq Khan . Read More »

Ratings for 2017 NBA Finals highest since Jordan's last title in 1998

For comparison, Lakers coach Luke Walton was 39-4 as interim coach for Golden State when Kerr was forced to miss time last season as well. Curry, who battled injury during the 2016 NBA Finals but is healthy now, finished Game 2 with a triple-double of his own (32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) and Thompson broke out of a mini-slump with 22 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including 4-for-7 from three. Read More »

Six dead in Florida workplace shooting

The sheriff says the shooting is not believed to have any link to terrorism. According to CNN, the victims were 44-year-old Kevin Clark , 69-year-old Robert Snyder , 57-year-old Jeffrey Roberts , 44-year-old Brenda Montanez-Crespo, and 46-year-old Kevin Lawson . Read More »

Predators top Penguins to tie Stanley Cup Final

Nashville Predators defenseman Yannick Weber (7), of Switzerland, knocks the puck from Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals Monday, June 5, 201. The team shared Laviolette's video plea Monday on Twitter hours before Game 4. I mean c'mon... anyone who had Jake Guentzel leading the team in goal scoring at the beginning of these playoffs, sit down... Read More »

Trump proposes United States air traffic control privatisation

Airlines argue that the outdated air traffic system is at the root of numerous industry's troubles, but airlines themselves also are also at fault. As he pushed for the changes, Trump was flanked by three former US transportation secretaries who served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Read More »

Cuomo: NY state will keep Affordable Care Act protections

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration will install a series of measures to fight the potential repeal of the federal Affordable Care Act , including a preemptive rebuke to insurers looking to back out of the state's insurance marketplace. The governor's actions, touted as the first of their kind in the nation, would mandate that health insurers provide policies regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, age or gender. Read More »

Senate to Take on Retirement Benefit Overhaul

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Senators conducted a rare Sunday session to advance a supposed pension reform bill that does nothing to reduce the vast amounts of money that the state's two big and vastly underfunded pension systems will suck out of the state and school district budgets for the next three decades. Read More »

Trump "believes the climate is changing", Nikki Haley says

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Trump, she said , is "playing on a past generation and a lost industry, and we can't bring it back". "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris agreement by leading from the bottom up", he said, flying to the French capital to meet President Emmanuel Macron in an expression of solidarity. Read More »

David Ortiz 'happy' with retirement decision

That's the scariest thing I've ever seen. "I just retired", Ortiz said. Ortiz has consciously stayed away from Fenway Park this season to let the team develop a new identity in the post-Big Papi era. The timing of Martinez's comments are interesting given Ortiz's appearance at CC Sabathia's PITCCH IN Foundation bowling tournament in Times Square the same night as Pedro's comments. Read More »

Police name two London attackers as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane

The authorities are still working to identity the third attacker. Khan has pushed back, calling Trump bigoted and saying that he doesn't need advice from the US President. Trump accused Khan - London's first Muslim mayor - of offering a "pathetic excuse" for comments that the USA president earlier misconstrued about policing in response to Saturday's attack, which left seven people dead. Read More »

Area around London Bridge remains cordoned off

In a clear reference to Trump's tweets Sunday and Monday criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Clinton said: "It's a time for steady, determined leadership - like we are seeing from local authorities in London, including the mayor of London". Read More »

Trump Will Not Block Ex-FBI Director's Testimony

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Burr also told CNN that "former White House national security advisor Michael Flynn , a focus of the Russian Federation probe, had turned over some of the documents to the Senate intelligence committee in response to a subpoena they issued last month". Read More »

Trump will not block sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's testimony

But trying to use it to silence Comey could have put Trump on shaky legal and political ground.The meeting with McCabe was not primarily about Comey's testimony, the senators said.The Senate intelligence committee also has invited the top spy of the United States of America and law enforcement officials to testify Wednesday at a hearing about the federal law governing foreign intelligence collection. Read More »

'A Good Thing': WH, GOPers Defend Kushner On Russia Backchannel Reports

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Two Trump administration officials, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, both said they saw nothing wrong with Kushner's overture to Moscow. There has been no denial of the reports by the White House and a number of senior administration officials backed Mr Kushner over the weekend. They say his security clearance may need to be revoked. Read More »

Trump signals he won't try to block James Comey's Senate testimony

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Bill Clinton tried, and he lost, too. A federal judge later rejected Obama's use of executive privilege and Congress got the documents. However, it's not as if these criticisms came out of nowhere either; House and Senate members of both parties had been publicly criticizing Comey for months, including his new boss, Jeff Sessions. Read More »