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Philando Castile verdict unjust; what would Tupac say?

However, Sean Gormley, executive director of Law Enforcement Labor Services, the state's largest law enforcement labor union, said Yanez and the St. He would not identify the two holdouts, but said they were not the jury's only two black members. The rest of the jurors were white. - CNN's Bill Kirkos reported from St. Read More »

Ruddy: Mueller Appears 'Out to Get the President'

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For now, the staff has prevailed. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was angered about news stories in conservative sites about Mueller's connections with Comey and had to be convinced by aides to not fire the special counsel. Read More »

NYT, CNN sue Federal Bureau of Investigation to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

Earlier Thursday, Trump tweeted that a new report suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller may investigate him for possible obstruction of justice after he fired FBI Director James Comey is a "phony story". The widened Russian Federation probe could have far-reaching repercussions for Trump's presidency, transforming his closest aides into witnesses and sucking yet more political oxygen out of the West Wing. Read More »

Philip Hammond to prioritise economic prosperity in Brexit talks

Britain's giant banking industry and other business groups see Hammond as their most powerful ally in government and they were anxious when it appeared he might lose his job in the run-up to the election. But his planned address, and that of Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, was cancelled because of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Mr Hammond said: "My clear view, and I believe the view of the majority of people in Britain, is that we should prioritise protecting jobs, protecting ... Read More »

There's been at least 1 mass shooting every month this year

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Data from the American Journal of Public Health show a correlation between states with high gun ownership rates and higher gun murder rates-sometimes 114 percent higher than states with low rates of gun ownership. This debate about guns is not over. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and lashed out at Republicans who support gun rights. The politicians were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game, which has taken place since 1909. Read More »

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ

United States president Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for his dealings with Russian Federation and for firing former FBI directer James Comey . Trump has already alienated the intelligence community by openly mocking ongoing investigations and by using an appearance at the Central Intelligence Agency to promote his agenda rather than praise agents killed on the job . Read More »

Potus admits he's under probe over Russian Federation ties

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And second, said Nichols, the tweet appears to be Trump "attacking the Justice Department ". Mueller's spokesman said the team, which is still being assembled, has begun its investigation and interviews . "I faced great pressure because of Russian Federation". By publishing, but ultimately not relying on, the memo Trump did two things. Kushner's family real estate firm owes a $1.2bn debt on a tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in New York City and is looking for investors. Read More »

Gunman's Widow Hadn't Spoken With Him Before He left Home

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Other Republican congressmen on the assassination hit list are Alabama Representative Mo Brooks and Arizona Representative Trent Franks . Crist Dauberman, manager at the Del Ray Service Center in Alexandria , Va., said he put air in the tires of James T. Read More »

Trump acknowledges, for the first time, that he is under investigation

After meeting with Mueller in a classified session, the leaders of the Senate panel indicated that their inquiry would steer clear of obstruction of justice to focus instead on Russian Federation meddling in the elections - and whether there was any Trump campaign collusion with officials tied to the Kremlin. Read More »

Dems bridle as some in GOP blame shooting on the left

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Adding to uncertainty about the list, Franks was not on the baseball team. Sue Hodgkinson said she was married to James Hodgkinson for almost 30 years, but they have not been together since March, when he moved to Washington, D.C. Investigators said in a statement that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has searched the van, which was parked not far from the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field where Wednesday's shooting took place. Read More »

Commission on Civil Rights to investigate Trump policy

On the issue of bathrooms, the Trump-era guidance says the administration may seek to resolve one portion of a transgender student's complaint while the leaving the bathroom issue behind. A statement from the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network expresses similar concern. Under the Obama administration, the department's office for civil rights applied an expansive approach to investigations. Read More »

Hospital: Scalise was on the brink of death, condition has improved 'subtantially'

But a day later, Trump was already tweeting again about "crooked Hillary" and the email scandal that plagued her 2016 campaign. Addressing Scalise, Rep. From the stands, Vince Wetzel, a resident of Sacramento, California, who is visiting Washington and chose to take in the game, said, "It's just a good call to put aside political differences and just play some baseball". Read More »

Seven US navy crew missing off the coast of Japan

The statement hinted that the missing sailors could be trapped in the damaged area of the destroyer. The names of the missing sailors were being withheld pending notification of their families. However, the USS Fitzgerald is one of the most advanced warships in the world - with highly sophisticated radars systems. Japan's public broadcaster NHK showed aerial footage of the ship, which had a large dent in its right, or starboard, side. Read More »

In tweets, Trump confirms he's under investigation

Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is also investigating the ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign, said she was "increasingly concerned" Trump would try to fire not only Mueller , but also the man who appointed him, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . Read More »

Trump Travels To Miami To Announce Cuba Policy Changes

Trump said, "Effective immediately, I am cancelling the last administrations completely one-sided deal with Cuba ". "You have to wipe out your enemies!" said energetically Serafin Arvello, one of the Cuban emigres who congregated in Miami to anxiously await USA president Donald Trump's announcement that he will revoke the rapprochement process with Cuba which his predecessor, Barack Obama , had pushed forward during the last years of his presidency. Read More »

Protests after police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of Philando Castile

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Several thousand people demonstrated Friday night at the State Capitol in St. Paul to denounce the verdict. Police use chemical irritants to clear rock-and-bottle-throwing demonstrators from Interstate 94 in St. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her daughter, then 4, were also in the auto at the time. Yanez said in court that "he was forced to shoot Castile because the driver was not complying with the officer's commands and was reaching for a gun". Read More »

Sheriff says shooter targeted former co-workers

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Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings described Neumann as a disgruntled ex-employee but said it was not clear why he was sacked or what prompted his actions. One survivor told deputies Neumann spoke to her and told her to leave. "Because of the active nature of the investigation, we can't comment on any motives at this time, but if a nexus to terrorism is discovered, we'll update with that information as appropriate", the FBI said in a statement Monday. Read More »

Castile trial had video evidence but not of key seconds

Phil", who they describe as a "beloved SPPS employee". Yanez was charged with manslaughter in the death of Castile, a 32-year-old school cafeteria worker, during a July 6 traffic stop that turned deadly seconds after Castile alerted the officer that he was carrying a gun. Read More »

Spicer won't say if Sessions may claim privilege

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MSNBC said Richman also said Robert Mueller , special counsel leading an inquiry into possible links between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russian Federation, has been in touch with the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss how the panel can get access to the memos. Read More »

Top 3 on the wrong side of history at 117th US Open

He picked up one shot on his first nine after an opening-round 79 but a double bogey on the fifth and a second-round 75 have him 10-over for the tournament. There is a palpable excitement around the grounds at Erin Hills due to the packed leaderboard that portends a thrilling weekend and the fact that the course has shown well-challenging yet fair. Read More »

US Congressional baseball game a diamond in political rough

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Trump called for unity in remarks at the White House on Wednesday, but Sanford and other Republican lawmakers also pointed to the president's own harsh rhetoric. "They saved a lot of lives", Trump said. On Thursday, the hospital reiterated that Scalise will need more operations and will be in the hospital "for some time". Read More »

UT/TT Poll: Despite Russia Inquiry, Texas GOP Voters Solidly Trust Trump

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Rassmussen Reports' poll was taken between June 13 and June 15, and it notes that is "the first time the president's overall approval rating has hit the 50% mark since late April" with the highest rating being approval being 59 percent in late January shortly after he took office, and as low of 42 percent in early April. Read More »