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Spain offers help to Portugal for forest fires

The death toll from the fires is now at 57 but the number is expected to rise as over 10 people fight for their lives at local hospitals. Gomes said eight firefighters were among the injured - four in serious condition. The cause has not been established, but the Prime Minister said it could be down to thunderstorms. "I am shocked with this death toll". Speaking in the Vatican, Pope Francis, who visited Portugal last month, mentioned the victims in his weekly address. Read More »

Wife of James Hodgkinson: 'I was shocked.'

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Fox News reported that it had confirmed the existence of a list found in Hodgkinson's possession , containing names of Republicans. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at a Washington hospital, which said he will require several more operations. Read More »

Hodgkinson launched into anti-Trump tirade before Scalise shooting

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Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. A single shot left Scalise, 51, with a shattered bone in his left hip and internal injuries that caused severe bleeding. The family of a lobbyist shot multiple times during a Republican baseball practice outside Washington says he has undergone additional surgery and doctors expect a full ... Read More »

Second day of Philando Castile protests continue in downtown Minneapolis

It saw a substantial drop in attendance from the previous day's events, where an estimated 2,000 protesters marched at its peak. Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, told reporters, "I'm mad as hell right now". She says those arrested were booked at Ramsey County Jail on charges including being a pedestrian on the busy freeway. By about 8:30 p.m. they were back in Loring Park, and the crowd was beginning to thin out in the rain. Read More »

Woman practicing driving hits, kills 3-year-old son

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Investigators say Wah Has Paw was practicing in the school parking lot when she accidentally pressed the accelerator instead of the brake. "The auto quickly careened out of control, struck her son, Cha Kpaw-mooku, and pinned him against a large clothing collection box", police spokesman Steve Linders said in a news release. Read More »

Fractured Republicans get options on healthcare Featured

And key questions remain: Sen. She decimated Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) for refusing to allow any Democratic input or amendments to the legislation, and for refusing to even hold any hearings before pushing it to the floor with the goal of passing it with "50 votes and the vice president". Read More »

No proof on collusion with Russians

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The tweet from Trump , who has complained throughout the week of a " witch hunt " against him, appears to directly target Rosenstein for the first time , who this week said he wouldn't fire Mueller without good cause. Trump , however, referred to the Post's reporting as a "phony" story in a tweet Thursday. All of this is apparently the bones of Mueller's obstruction of justice investigation of the president. Read More »

Republican baseball practice gunman `had list of names´

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In March, apparently just before he moved to the Washington area, neighbours complained that he had fired about 50 shots from a hunting rifle into trees. The FBI is seeking more info about the shooter, who appeared to be politically motivated. On Wednesday, speaking on the Senate floor, Sanders condemned the " despicable act " and added, " Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society ". Read More »

Baker And 6 Other Governors Criticize House GOP Health Overhaul

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Sanders said the Senate health care overhaul measure is particularly objectionable because of the lengths to which Republicans are going to ensure no one finds out what is actually in the bill. Democrats John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania added their names. The seven all opted to accept terms of the 2010 law that allowed their states to receive additional federal money to expand the number of people covered by Medicaid . Read More »

57 dead in central Portugal wildfires; many killed in cars

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Residents in the town of Pedrogao Grande had to flee the area to avoid the fire. Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. The UN chief went on to commend the Government, firefighters, emergency responders and civil society organizations who are sparing no efforts to battle the wildfire and help people in need. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Gunman Carried List Of Names At Time Of Shooting

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Democratic and Republican lawmakers have roundly condemned Hodgkinson's actions and called for a moment of unity immeidately after the shooting. The former home inspector lived out of a vehicle in the Washington D.C. Sue Hodgkinson, who works at a tax firm, said she and James didn't see much of each other from January to March because of her job. Officials also said Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, had pictures of the ballpark on his cellphone, and had been spending time at a ... Read More »

Condition of USA lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman improves to 'serious'

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Sava said that after being released from the hospital, Scalise "will require a period of healing and rehabilitation". He refused to detail Scalise's injuries, but said that he would guess there are "hundreds of fragments" in Scalise and he has "no intention to remove all bullet fragments at this point" due to the high risk of looking for them. Read More »

Trump lawyer - President not under investigation in Russia probe

At the heart of Sunday's debate was a Friday morning tweet by Trump that made no mention of the Post story: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" He said Trump's statement on Twitter Friday was specifically in response to a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Read More »

Trump lawyer: President not under investigation in Russia probe

At the heart of Sunday's debate was a Friday morning tweet by Trump that made no mention of the Post story: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" A member of President Donald Trump's outside legal team says the president is not under investigation , contradicting a recent tweet from Trump. Read More »

Trump adds another lawyer to legal team

Trump's digital volley appeared to be trained at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , who recommended the firing last month of James Comey - an nearly unprecedented move that could yet imperil Trump's presidency. The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. The Twitter attacks came as Vice-President Mike Pence hired a personal lawyer to represent him in the intensifying investigation. Read More »

Congressman Scalise upgraded to serious condition, speaks with family

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When paramedics arrived on scene, Scalise was awake, Sava said , but by the time he arrived at the hospital he had gone into shock and lost consciousness. Scalise and three other people were shot early Wednesday at a park in suburban Washington as they practiced for a congressional charity baseball game. Read More »

By-State Estimates of the AHCA's 2018 Rate Hikes and Age Tax

As a result, government-sponsored programs and public policies have primarily been responsible for providing health insurance for rural Pennsylvanians. It's no wonder Senate Republicans are rushing their version of the bill to the finish line. Industry experts had hoped the Senate would bring a studied approach to the bill but the process has mostly been in private meetings. Read More »

Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to serious from critical

As his colleagues played baseball in his honor Thursday evening, MedStar Washington Hospital Center medical gave an update on Rep. Steve Scalise , who remains in critical condition but has improved. He was shot in the left hip, the hospital said, and the bullet "traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs and causing severe bleeding". Read More »

Understanding Congressional Confusion on Health Care

Republicans have effectively capitalized on that action ever since. Now, the hard decisions about what to put in and leave out of the final bill are all that remain. Senate leaders have said they're iffy on the terminals, and are reviewing the bill in-depth next week. Modern Healthcare asked Sen. GOP senators working to repeal Obamacare will likely keep some of the same taxes in the law they've slammed in the past in so they can delay drastic funding cuts to Medicaid that would affect the ... Read More »

Congressional baseball game in DC raises more than $1 million for charity

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They also signed oversized cards sending well wishes to those who were injured in the shooting, including Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana. The vice president also sought prayers for Rep. "I hope he's in good enough shape to watch, because he'll certainly feel good about what he sees", Flake said. The president says that because of the "tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring. Read More »

Mistrial declared in Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

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Trump had previously said he supported restoring diplomatic relations but wished the US had negotiated a better deal. Trump cast that as a sign the USA still wanted to engage with Cuba in hopes of forging "a much stronger and better path". The changes will not go into effect until regulations are drafted by the US Treasury Department and other agencies, officials said. It's for the Cuban people to decide whatever changes are necessary in the island. Read More »