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Speaker Ryan visits wounded lawmaker at hospital

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The Republican leader was shot Wednesday morning during a baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. Officials at the hospital said the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, causing severe bleeding and injuring internal organs. Read More »

Woman sent nearly 80 messages after boyfriend killed himself, court hears

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At one point, when Roy became frightened and got out of his truck, Carter told him to "get back in", according to a text she later sent to a friend. "In court Tuesday, Bristol County prosecutor Maryclare Flynn called them boyfriend and girlfriend, which seems belied by the fact that Roy and Carter ever only saw each other two or three times after they first met". Read More »

Will Trump Try to Block Comey's Testimony?

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Further, Mr. Comey said on May 3 that neither President Trump nor anyone from the White House ever tried to hinder an FBI investigation. After all, Comey is the same 6-foot-8-inch former FBI Director who attempted to "blend in" with the blue drapes during a previous White House visit with his then-boss, President Donald Trump , who fired him last month. Read More »

Poll shows most doubt Trump's respect for institutions

A full 66 percent of Americans disapprove of how he is handling his terrible agenda to repeal Obamacare and replace it with tax cuts for the rich. The same can't be said for his legislative colleagues. Where 39 percent of voters have favorable views of the Affordable Care Act, only 20 percent have similar views of the American Health Care Act, which passed the House in May. Read More »

Senate backs legislation to slap new sanctions on Russian Federation

It also aims to punish Russia's Vladimir Putin for interfering in last year's USA election, and to make it tougher for the White House to roll back sanctions. As far as the formal justification of yet another anti-Russian move is concerned, McAdams believes that " the whole pretext of the sanctions is absurd ", in particular, the refrain of Russia's alleged meddling in the USA elections. Read More »

Schiff: The White House Is 'Afraid' of Mueller

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Adding to the atmosphere of intrigue was a tweet Monday from Trump ally Newt Gingrich saying it's " time to rethink" Mueller as special council. If he pulls the trigger on Mueller, Frum said , Trump should expect the same response Congress offered when Nixon ordered first Attorney General Elliot Richardson, then Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus and finally Solicitor General Robert Bork to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox . Read More »

Special prosecutor 'investigating business dealings of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner'

Trump went on a Twitter rant on Thursday afternoon-off his normal early morning schedule-where he brought back his favorite nickname for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton . The Twitter attacks came as Vice President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Kushner, the adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump , met separately with the Russian ambassador to the United States and a Russian businessman in December - ... Read More »

Russian Federation inquiry: President's 'possible obstruction to be probed'

A spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer in the Russian Federation matter Marc Kasowitz said, "The FBI leak of information regarding the President is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". Adam Goldberg, a former Clinton White House crisis communications official, said in an interview that he expects Mueller to tap anyone Comey mentioned last week in his public testimony related to the February 14 Oval Office meeting where Trump allegedly pulled the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief ... Read More »

WaPo: Mueller Is Investigating Trump for Obstruction of Justice

The essence of Comey's testimony was that the president asked him to drop an investigation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn - Trump's former national security adviser - and then asked him to do so in return for keeping his job as FBI director and then fired him for not obeying his order. Read More »

Cabinet Members Take Turns Praising Trump at Unusual Meeting

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White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , for example, told the president "we thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda", - a line mocked nearly word for word in Schumer's re-creation. Plus, his administration can't seem to shake the shadow of the Russian Federation investigation. White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus , long on the list of administration officials rumored to be most endangered, was most effusive. Read More »

The ugly question: What if the Russia Russia Russia story was nothing?

Sen. Tom Cotton speculated Wednesday that former FBI Director James B. Comey may have set a precedent by requesting a private meeting with President Trump prior to his inauguration . Senator Angus King, an independent, questioned Sessions' legal basis for refusing to answer questions after Sessions said Trump had not invoked executive privilege regarding the conversations. Read More »

Trump pins obstruction of justice probe to 'phony story'; Putin mocks Comey

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Sessions had one major goal - to protect himself after Comey thrust him into the center of the Russian Federation maelstrom. Sessions was adamant that he did not have a private meeting with Kislyak at that event. Sanders confirmed that the President did interview Robert Mueller as a candidate for FBI director the day before he was named special counsel of the federal investigation into the Trump campaign and Russian Federation ties. Read More »

Nebraska preliminary May jobless rate drops to 2.9 percent

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On Friday, the Texas Workforce Commission reported energy drilling jobs had the most job growth, adding 6,000 jobs during May. "They trust that we can provide them with skilled workers as they create jobs by expanding or opening new facilities in the state". Read More »

The man who shot Rep Scalise

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Suzanne Hodgkinson said she thought her husband had traveled to Washington to focus on tax issues but had not known much of what he was doing. Representative from Alabama Republican Mo Brooks, who was a witness to the shooting, however, said this incident wouldn't change the Republican opposition to gun control even though Congress members had been under attack this time. Read More »

2 members of Ohio family band dead, 1 hospitalized

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Early Friday, Calvin Stockdale, the eldest brother of James and Jacob, released a statement saying the family "appreciates the prayers and support we are receiving from our friends and the community", The Associated Press reported. The band website also states that the mother appeared on the reality TV show Wife Swap . We thank Sheriff Maier and his staff for their help through this hard day as well as the staff at Aultman and MetroHealth Medical Center. Read More »

Trump to visit Wisconsin to fill skills gap

To achieve that goal, his administration would need to increase the current number of active apprenticeships in the USA nearly 10-fold - from 505,371 in the last quarter of 2016, according to the Department of Labor - in just five years. Walker's signature program has been Wisconsin Fast Forward, which has provided more than $19 million in grants to local businesses supporting more than 18,000 workers. Read More »

NBA champion Warriors to parade through the streets of Oakland

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She fueled the fire even more when she seemingly yelled "Brick" while Durant was at the free throw line, which resulted in a major showdown between the two for the rest of the game . The Warriors defeated the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals 129-120. He got off his bus and hopped and shouted as he gave high fives to the crowd. Read More »

Alabama unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2008

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The rate was 4.9-percent for the month of April 2017, which is down from last month and down nearly a full percentage point from 2016. Counties with the highest unemployment rates are: Wilcox County at 10.9%, Clarke County at 8.0%, and Lowndes County at 7.4%. Read More »

US Prez being probed for possible justice obstruction

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And so oftentimes what happens, frankly, in counterintelligence investigations is you start looking at sort of a core intelligence question. "You're impeding this investigation", he said . The obstruction of justice investigation into Mr Trump began days after Mr Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said. Read More »

US Justice Dept. issues warning against believing anonymous sources

By some accounts, Trump's behavior has become increasingly volatile as the Mueller-led Russian Federation investigation expands. The Associated Press and other news organizations have also reported that Kushner in December proposed a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. Read More »

Expert warns about risks in Irish housing following Grenfell fire

The Grammy-winning musician was at the place of the disaster around midnight, according to an eyewitness. Some parts of the tower were unsafe for firefighters to enter Thursday, so the fire department worked with structural engineers to shore it up so crews could conduct thorough searches for victims, Cotton said. Read More »

Puerto Rico Wastes Everyone's Time With Another Statehood/Independence Referendum

Opponents called the referendum a waste of money and worry statehood would take away from the island's cultural identity. The referendum isn't enough to make Puerto Rico a state. For Puerto Rico to become a U.S. state, Congress would need to pass a statute laying out the transition process. The Puerto Rican Independence Party had called the vote a "farce". Read More »