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Not All GOP Lawmakers Pleased Trump Rolled Back Some Obama Cuba Policies

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The budget passed Friday relied on some cuts along with use of one-time money transfers among some government accounts, plus heavy reliance on anticipated surpluses to avoid substantial cuts to Medicaid. The estimated surpluses from the general revenue fund and the excess lottery surplus would be used later in the year to backfill the state's Medicaid services. Read More »

Republicans decry Trump's reversal of Cuba policies

CARRIE KAHN, BYLINE: The Cubans that I talked to are very anxious and upset. "The only person responsible for the embargo was Castro". Forcing would-be visitors into organised trips, issuing lists of which establishments they could not visit and auditing those tours would go some way to solving that issue. Read More »

Trump pondered firing Mueller, but his aides pushed back

Jeannie Rhee, a former deputy attorney general, and Aaron Zebley, Mr Mueller's chief of staff when he was Federal Bureau of Investigation director, help round out the special counsel team that has taken up residence in a Justice Department office building in downtown Washington. Read More »

Harman looks for major breakthrough at US Open

The way this third round is going, odds are against him becoming the first player since Tiger Woods at Torrey Pines in 2008 to win a U.S. Open in his home state. There were a couple of loose swings out there, but when you shoot 65, you can take those". Thomas has had a breakout season on the PGA Tour , winning three times before February, including consecutive titles in Hawaii in January. Read More »

Before rampage, Hodgkinson drifted little-noticed in Virginia city

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In their write up, the editors revisited an old conspiracy theory that suggested Sarah Palin's political action committee prompted a shooter to attack Rep. One was Joe Theismann's Restaurant, where staffers said one waitress recalled seeing Hodgkinson. At this time , there is no evidence the suspect obtained the weapons illegally. Read More »

Lead surgeon: USA congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

President Donald Trump said Friday that wounded GOP Congressman Steve Scalise "took a bullet for all of us" when he was shot Wednesday morning at a congressional Republican baseball practice. So far, investigators have not linked Hodgkinson to any radical groups, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Read More »

Man pleads guilty after fatal shooting at TI show venue

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Taxstone pleaded guilty to federal gun charges related to the fatal 2016 Irving Plaza shooting . If Tax is convicted of the charges, he could face up to 20 years in prison. Attorney's office told a judge that he brought a weapon to the venue and "fired one shot that killed Ronald McPhatter". A bodyguard of rapper Roland Collins, who performs as Troy Ave, was killed in the shooting. Read More »

United States to announce travel ban for North Korea?

The 22-year-old University of Virginia student who arrived in the US last Tuesday, has severe injuries in all regions of his brain. 'However, he shows no signs of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness of his surroundings'. Read More »

Hodgkinson had an anti-Trump outburst the day before the shooting

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Chief Deputy Sheriff Richard Wagner reflected on those interactions and said, "He never tipped us off or gave any indication that he was violent in any way". "He asked me if this team was the Republican or Democrat team practicing". The couple had been married for 30 years, she said, and he'd sold nearly everything from his business before moving out to D.C.in March. Read More »

Ken Starr: Trump would be 'ill-advised' to fire Mueller

The White House was quick to dismiss Ruddy's comments. "If there was a basis upon which there was a question that raised the kind of issues that are serious, as in the situation with James Comey , the President has authority to take action". Read More »

James Hodgkinson's Wife Makes Statement Outside Belleville Home

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A reporter asked her about a rumor that her husband was planning on returning home in the coming days. "You have people on both sides but everyone gets along", said Hatch. Apparently, Hodgkinson failed to recognize Rep. Duncan or lost the nerve to confront him, but thankfully the Clinton, SC Congressman left the parking lots minutes before the shooting started. Read More »

Portugal forest fire death toll rises to 39

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Jorge Gomes , Secretary of State for the Internal Affairs, said that 30 of those who died were found trapped inside their cars, with another 17 next to their vehicles. "I am complete stunned by the number of deaths". Spain's prime minister has offered support to Portugal after forest fires have killed at least 43 people in the neighboring country. Read More »

Thomas trails Harman by 1 at US Open

But any bad taste in his mouth shouldn't last long because it's been an impressive week for the 29-year-old Valspar Championship victor from Abbotsford, B.C. "I felt like I've been playing pretty well all week and didn't have quite the numbers to show for it. Obviously, today I definitely had something to show for it". Read More »

Polls open for French parliamentary election

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In the first round, the abstention rate hit a almost 60-year high of 51.3 percent and is forecast to rise to 53-54 percent in the run-off, much higher than the 44.6 percent in the last election five years ago. Some of the candidates include a bullfighter and a mathematician. Candidates from the conservative party, The Republicans, are expected to form the largest opposition group, with 70-110 seats, according to pollsters, with other parties sharing the rest. Read More »

White House Previews Trump's Overhaul Of Cuba Policies

The primary goal, according to the White House, is to push the Cuban government to adopt stronger human rights protections, to release political prisoners, and to ensure that any economic advancement benefits the Cuban people instead of the military. Read More »

Thousands in Minnesota protest the Philando Castile shooting verdict

Paul on Friday night and 18 were arrested after a jury acquitted the police officer who killed Philando Castile , a black man shot seven times on dash cam video during a traffic stop for a broken taillight. Activists were hoping the cop would be severely punished for his actions, but a jury let him walk free on Friday (16Jun17), and Dawson, Mullally and Orange Is the New Black castmates Samira Wiley and Uzo Aduba were among those stunned by the verdict. Read More »

Trump Says 'Let's Play Ball' At Record Turnout For Congressional Baseball Game

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Scott Applewhite, File). The attack critically wounded House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and also injured Capitol police officers, and a current and former congressional aide. Clair County, Ill., Sheriff's Dept., said there was nothing in Hodgkinson's record that would prevent him from legally owning firearms in IL. "The congressman will require additional operations, and will be in the hospital for some time ". Read More »

Ships ahoy! Majestic sailing vessels converge on Boston

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A range of ships hailing from ports near and far berthed in locations across the harbor following a two-hour delay due to heavy fog Saturday morning. The Picton Castle will join more than 50 other grand vessels from 14 countries sailing into Boston Harbor on Saturday, June 17, 2017, for another Sail Boston. Read More »

Trump Cheers on Congressional Baseball Game Following Shooting

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One of the Capitol Police officers, David Bailey , who was hailed as a hero for the way he helped to subdue the gunman, appeared on crutches. (AP Photo/J. Investigators also combed shooter James Hodgkinson's white conversion van, which was parked in a YMCA lot next to the ballfield. Griner, who was shot in the ankle, and Bailey, who suffered a minor injury, fired back at the gunman, James T. Read More »

Putin - early to speak about retaliation against new US sanctions: agency

As far as the attempted Trump-proofing, the measure makes congressional review a requirement should Trump or any president want to reduce or end the penalties in the future. Cardin, the top Democrat on the foreign relations committee, said at the time that the measure was styled after 2015 legislation pushed by Republicans and approved overwhelmingly in the Senate that gave Congress a vote on whether Obama could lift sanctions against Iran . Read More »