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5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

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Janet Reno answered questions about her communications with Bill Clinton regarding the Waco siege, notes Gabe . SHAPIRO: Beyond his explanation for that particular remark, were there things you learned from today's hearing that you think could be important to the investigation? Brian Schatz about the scope of Sessions' recusal, Rosenstein said Sessions "actually does not know what we're investigating, and I'm not going to be talking about it publicly". Read More »

Blumenthal: Let Judiciary panel take crack at close-mouthed Sessions

Sessions , a member of Trump's campaign, sharply refuted suggestions that he had improper contact with Russian officials before or after the election. I just was basically willing to meet and see what he discussed". Ron Wyden (D-OR), Comey was asked why he didn't immediately disclose Trump's request to drop the investigation against the former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn investigation to Sessions , who, at the time , had not yet recused himself from the Russian Federation ... Read More »

GOP official calls suit against Trump 'absurd'

They said the fight would likely end up before the Supreme Court. What do you think of the attorney generals' lawsuit? In January, Trump pledged to track profits from foreign governments and donate them to the U.S. During a press conference about the lawsuit Monday afternoon, Racine noted the view of the Trump International Hotel from his office window and said he knows exactly what's going on there. Read More »

Bill stops tax credits for those in US illegally

There's no great mystery as to why Trump would express love for the House bill in May, and disdain for the House bill in June. During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as " an incredible healthcare plan " and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House . Read More »

Historic shipwreck discovered off Southern California coast

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The wreckage of the USCG Cutter McCulloch provides habitat for various species, including rockfish. The shipwreck disappeared under water for almost a century until a research team found the remains of the three-masted ship not far from the 1916 collision site off Point Conception, a place that turns unsafe when there are heavy winds, big swells and heavy fog. Read More »

Trump responds to Comey testimony: He's a leaker

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Trump ignored a question on how he could accuse Comey of lying on one hand, and being truthful on the other. A source familiar with the matter said Richman has been in touch with Senate judiciary through special counsel Bob Mueller's office, and that there will be movement after the weekend. Read More »

Comey's testimony a bad day for the nation

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In the hearing, Comey did not disclose any links between Trump advisers and alleged Russian meddling. "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication. "I will tell you that I didn't say that". Trump's acts constitute probable cause that he engaged in obstruction of justice. To Republicans who support the White House, Comey's recounting of " leaking " his memos about conversations with Trump showed... Read More »

Sessions tells Kamala Harris that her questions make him 'nervous'

Here are his full prepared remarks to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists. Sessions confirmed that Trump has not asserted executive privilege to protect conversations between the two. Sessions said he had confidence in special counsel Robert Mueller, but said that his recusal from the Russian Federation probe would stop him taking part in any hypothetical effort to remove him. Read More »

London fire: Six dead and death toll expected to rise

QPR in the Community spokesperson Andy Evans said: "We are a community football club and this is the community we serve every single day - this is our community". "If you deny local authorities the funding they need, then there is a price that's paid", he added. Samira Lamrani told Britain's Press Association she saw a woman try to save the baby by dropping it from a window "on the ninth or 10th floor". Read More »

Steve Scalise shooting: Congressional Baseball Game remains on for Thursday

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Ryan said that lawmakers are "united" in their shock but also their resolve. "I identify myself with the remarks of the Speaker", Pelosi said after Ryan as the House stood, applauding the show of bipartisanship. "We are not one caucus or the other in this House today". 'So before this House returns to its business, I want us to slow down and reflect, to think about how we are being tested right now. Read More »

Trump to respond publicly to Comey's testimony

Trump said Friday that he never told Comey that he hoped Comey could let his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, off the hook in some way. Flynn, a top Trump campaign ally, has been under criminal investigation for possibly lying to federal investigators over his contact to Russian Federation, among other matters. Read More »

Rep. Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

Scalise's office released a statement saying he was in stable condition and went into surgery after being shot in the hip. Once the gunman was down, Mr Flake ran to Mr Scalise and tended to him. "Please keep the member of my staff and all members of the congressional baseball team in your thoughts (and) in your prayers during this extremely hard time", Williams stated via his Tweeter account. Read More »

Deadly apartments fire consumes 27-floor London high-rise

An exact figure for the number of injured has not yet been released either, but the London Ambulance Service said 50 people had been transported to five local hospitals after the incident, while the London Metropolitan Police said in a prior statement many people were being given medical care for a range of injuries. Read More »

House Majority White shot at congressional baseball practice

President Trump has condemned the shooting incident. While I am fine, I am praying for my colleagues, Majority Whip Scalise, police, and staff. Scalise underwent surgery and is in stable condition at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, according to a statement by his office. Read More »

Temperature to hit 118 degrees in San Diego deserts during heat wave

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This heat wave is expected to last through all of next week with early predictions of 105-110 degrees in the valley Monday through Friday before we see a drop going into the next weekend. Daytime highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s at the coast, and in the 80s to 90s across inland valleys and foothills. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Read More »

President Donald Trump on GOP, Scalise shooting: 'Deeply saddened'

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Alexandria police report that five victims were transported to hospitals. "At this point, there's no additional threat". The Department of Homeland Security is closely monitoring the incident. Congressional baseball game . Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters. "Behind third base, I see a rifle ". He said he believed the gunman had a "lot of ammo". Read More »

US Interior chief to visit Maine monument under review

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Zinke is following an executive order that asks him to review any national monument created since January 1, 1996. Ryan Zinke will head to ME on Wednesday to see the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills said this week that she would challenge attempts by Trump's administration to abolish it. Zinke is a former Republican congressman from Montana and his statements on Bears Ears were cheered by Utah's Republican leaders and decried by ... Read More »

Rules to help defrauded students clear loans being revised

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos must act quickly to review and approve relief for these students. "States and local communities are best equipped to make these decisions and framework", she answered when given an example of a charter school in IN that denies admission to students from LGBT households. Read More »

At least 6 dead after fire breaks out at London high-rise

The scent of acrid smoke hung in the air. London medical teams on the scene have reported to treating 15 for smoke inhalation. In my 29 years in the London Fire Brigade, I have never seen a fire of this nature, and I have seen many high-rise fires. Read More »

Top House GOP leader shot at congressional baseball practice

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Fellow members of Congress reacted on social media . Initial reports claimed that the perpetrator had been shot dead, but Fox News are now reporting that the shooter was shot by law makers, apprehended, and taken to hospital. The Capitol Police say they are "investigating a shooting that occurred off Capitol Grounds". Jeanne Shaheen said on Twitter. The tweet also said the suspect is in custody. Read More »

Texas sheriff, husband charged in chokehold death of John Hernandez

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The couple was in custody late Thursday night, the Harris County Sheriff's office wrote on Twitter . "No one accused Maria of a crime, but Maria was put in the back of a squad vehicle and her cellphone was taken", said Kallinen. As Hernandez gasped for air, the deputy's husband asked, "Do you want me to hit you again?" At one point a woman screams, "It's illegal to record". On her knees she yells at Hernandez to " stay the f- down ". Read More »