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Putin Not Ready to Retaliate Over US Sanctions

The sanctions were originally imposed in retaliation for Russia's interventions in Ukraine and extended because of Moscow's alleged attempts to influence the US presidential election. The European Commission is trying to find common ground between countries favoring the pipeline and the mostly Central and Eastern European ones suspicious of Russia's growing role in the EU's energy mix. Read More »

Deadly mosque attack in London treated as terrorism

Eyewitnesses told British media that the van seemed to have veered and hit people intentionally. "During the night, ordinary British citizens were set upon while they were going about their lives, completing their night worship". Police said earlier that one person was arrested. The Muslim Council says a van has "run over worshippers " leaving the Finsbury Park mosque . A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morn. Read More »

US Troop Members Injured In An Insider Attack In Afghanistan

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The attack on the Gardez police base is the second one by the Taliban against a major government military installation since April, when a significant assault by militants on a military base left more than 130 soldiers dead, although the government initially said only a small number were killed. Read More »

Five killed in workplace shooting in Orlando

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He says no survivors were shot or hurt. The shooter, a 38-year-old man named Cedric Ford, was an employee. The briefing is planned for 1 p.m. Monday. The gay nightclub was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern US history. Fiamma specializes in "lightweight, easy-to-operate RV awnings with hand-built craftmanship", according to its website . Read More »

Tropical development in Gulf becomes more likely in coming days

There is no defined center of circulation, but as the system tracks northwest over the peninsula and into the Gulf of Mexico in the next 12 hours, a cyclone is likely to form. Rain chances begin to ramp up around 1 or 2 p.m. and is expected to taper off during the evening, Gilmore said. Once it enters the Gulf of Mexico it will continue to strengthen and will most likely become a tropical or subtropical cyclone. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise's condition upgraded to serious

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In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Mr Scalise was said to be " more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones". "We are encouraged by improvement in his condition in the last 36 hours", Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center told reporters at a news conference. Read More »

Law on Offensive Trademarks Declared Unconstitutional

The Slants tried to trademark the name in 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the request on the ground that the name disparages Asians. As NPR's Nina Totenberg has reported , "the trademark office has denied registration to a group calling itself "Abort the Republicans", and another called "Democrats Shouldn't Breed". Read More »

Trump's financial disclosure highlights significant income boost

In the days leading up to and following the election, Trump dissolved 28 of his business entities and transferred his stake in his remaining companies to his children and a revocable trust from which he continues to draw income. While it appeared from the disclosure that Trump's presidency had done no damage to his reported income, the findings could provide evidence for a series of lawsuits that argue that the president is violating the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, which bans foreign ... Read More »

Hodgkinson carried 'kill list' of House Freedom Caucus members

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His social media presence indicated he was strongly opposed to Republicans, including President Trump. "We have an obligation to point out what his policies are doing for everyday American people", Turner said. Ten years earlier, a foster daughter committed suicide by dousing herself with gasoline and setting herself on fire inside her vehicle, the Belleville News-Democrat reported . Read More »

Trump lashes out at reports of 'obstruction of justice'

Last week, Mr. Comey told the Senate committee that President Trump had fired him to undermine the FBI's investigation of the Russian Federation matter. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private. Trump's tweet read "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!" Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness ... Read More »

Police respond to Massachusetts mall for report of armed man

All of the mall entrances are being blocked by police vehicles. The Saugus Police Department released this statement addressing the situation. A source told CBS Boston that the intruder is believed to be armed with a long gun. The armed man's identitiy is not yet known. So far, there have been no reports of injuries or any arrests. Chandler Laguerre, another employee, said, "I'm just hoping no one gets hurt and it's resolved, just like, calms down". Read More »

Robert Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

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Trump, who hired his own lawyer last month to represent him regarding probes by the special counsel and congressional committees, continued his harsh criticism of the investigations in series of tweets on Friday. "But let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction", he added. Read More »

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

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The action was announced in a list of orders that the court issued Monday. The case was initially decided in November by a panel of two U.S. District Court judges and a U.S. But Justice Anthony Kennedy, 80, would not go that far; he may be the swing vote in the new case - if he doesn't retire over the summer. What's different this time from past Supreme Court clashes is the existence of data-driven models to measure election results against other factors. Read More »

Southern Baptist Convention votes to condemn racism amidst controversy

The Southern Baptist Convention refused to denounce the "alt-right" movement, which touts white supremacy, during the Christian organization's annual meeting on June 13 in Phoenix . The church also gains the opportunity to hold appointments to SBC committees and boards, election to SBC posts and tuition discounts at SBC seminaries. Read More »

Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

After the rally, police said roughly 2000 people marched peacefully down streets in St Paul, at times blocking traffic at intersections and then on Interstate 94, a major highway. The defense argued Castile , who had traces of marijuana in his system, was stoned and it affected his responses to Yanez's commands. July 7: Protesters converge overnight at Democratic Gov. Read More »

West Mids Emergency Services React To Finsbury Park Terror Attack

Basu thanked those who detained the driver, adding: "Their restraint in the circumstances was commendable". He added that it had "all the hallmarks" of a terrorist attack . "This was an attack on Muslims near their place of worship and, like all terrorism in whatever form, it shares the same fundamental goal". Where did it take place? Manchester was also hit on May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert. Read More »

Cosby team triumphant, but sex crime retrial, lawsuits loom

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday morning after six days of jury deliberation. District Attorney Kevin Steele said immediately after the mistrial that he would retry Cosby. Sunday that read, "It doesn't matter if a cave has been in darkness for 10,000 years or half an hour, once you light a match it is illuminated". He said Constand "is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of Montgomery County, where this crime occurred, are entitled to a ... Read More »

British PM May describes crash as 'terrible'

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was a "horrific terrorist attack", calling it "deliberate" and aimed at "innocent Londoners, many of whom were finishing prayers during the holy month of Ramadan ". Witnesses described hearing the man, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: "I'm going to kill Muslims". They killed eight people and injured 47. Read More »

Trump Not Under Investigation In Russia Probe, Says Lawyer

Thursday night, Rosenstein issued an unusual statement complaining about leaks in the case. Sekulow says that Trump hasn't been notified of any investigation. What is clear is that he could order the Justice Department to ax Mueller, which may result in Rosenstein's departure and would certainly intensify the uproar over the investigation. Read More »

Donald Trump reports at least $1.4 billion assets in financial disclosure

Trump, according to a federal financial disclosure form released late on Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics , had roughly $20 million in income from his new marquee Washington hotel . Trump refinanced it with Ladder Capital at a much lower rate of 4.05%. The new filing shows that Trump had at least $310 million in liabilities spread across 16 loans, majority mortgages, an amount similar to what he reported in his prior financial disclosure. Read More »

U.S. president not under investigation for obstruction: His attorney

Speaking to a bemused Jake Tapper on CNN , Sekulow said the president was responding to a Washington Post story from Wednesday which reported , citing five anonymous officials, that Special Counsel Robert Mueller had expanded his Russian Federation investigation to examine whether Trump attempted to obstruct justice. Read More »

Rep. Scalise upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious'

Doctors said Friday the bullet entered at his hip and traveled across his body, causing severe damage to internal organs. The American Hospital Association defines "critical" condition as: "Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits". Read More »

Education Dept Makes Big Change to Civil Rights Investigations

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The move follows the office's announcement that it will scale back "systemic" civil rights investigations. "The Trump administration's decision to revoke the guidance on Title IX and transgender students was a shameful move". Keisling said her organization is still trying to determine what this memo portends in a legal framework, and until then said she "would not be surprised if this turns out for the worst". Read More »