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House Majority Whip shot at congressional baseball practice

The officers were only on hand because of Scalise, as part of his required security detail, Mullin said . He was charged in 2006 with battery and aiding damage to a motor vehicle. The House Majority Whip's office tweeted that the congressman was in "good spirits" as he went into surgery after being shot in the hip. "There is nothing that would have stopped this guy", Ryan said. Read More

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Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

Mattis, the former commander of all Middle East wars, said on Tuesday that the United States is not winning the war in Afghanistan. "Together in the interagency, we will define the way ahead and I will set a USA military commitment consistent with the commander in chief's strategic directions and his foreign policy, as dictated by Secretary of State [Rex] Tillerson", Mattis told lawmakers during a hearing at the Senate Appropriations Committee. Read More

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UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

UK leader holds alliance talks with NIreland party chief

It is still unclear whether that will give enough time to enable Queen Elizabeth II to perform the formal state opening of parliament on Monday. She dismissed accusations of hypocrisy after it emerged that Gordon Brown had tried to do a deal with the DUP in 2010, telling BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It's certainly not something that Jeremy would advocate and the Labour Party is certainly not advocating that". Read More

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Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia

In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee , Secretary of State Rex Tillerson showed why he earned the Order of Friendship from Russian President Vladimir Putin . The comments by Mr. Tillerson, in testimony before the House Foreign Relations Committee , appeared to mark a departure from longstanding USA policy and represents a potential break from other world powers, including Germany and France, who have supported the cease-fire and peace accords reached in Minsk, ... Read More

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Trump 'stands on the side against my country', Qatar Airways CEO says

Saudi Arabia and Bahrain issued identical statements on the air embargo, which came into effect when Riyadh, Abu Dhabi and Manama broke off relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of supporting "terrorism". However, Desta said his country wanted no confrontation with Djibouti. The US state department said: "We wish her the best as she moves on form the Department of State". Read More

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Unknown Number Dead in London High-Rise Fire

Fire officials say it's too early to determine what ignited the flames. Firefighters rescued many people and are still trying to put the fire out in the 24-storey block 12 hours on. Police officers were seen protecting the firefighters and the man with riot shields as fiery balls of debris cascaded from the building. Soon he saw the smoke and chaos. Read More

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Theresa May to form minority government

Speaking at his north London constituency's election headquarters, Corbyn said May called the election to get a new mandate and the "mandate she got was one of lost support". European Union leaders question how any British government could persuade voters to accept such an outcome and so would be wary of starting down the path of negotiating it for fear of ending up without a deal that both sides could ratify in 2019. Read More

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Top 8 lines from Jeff Sessions' hearing

Executive privilege is a power that can be claimed by a president or senior executive branch officials to withhold information from Congress or the courts to protect the executive branch decision-making process. "I have confidence in Bob Mueller", said top House Republican Paul Ryan, in remarks echoed by top senator Mitch McConnell. Burr also asked for details of his involvement on Trump's foreign policy team and its possible interactions with the Russians. Read More

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Brexit minister Davis says United Kingdom could still walk away with no deal

Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of 'no negotiations", European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted following last week's General Election in the UK. "With regard to technical talks, we are quite confident that they can start soon, even this week, and our understanding is that there is a shared willingness on the British side to move ahead with these technical talks", European Commission spokesman Alexander Winterstein told reporters in Brussels on Monday. Read More

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UK leader holding alliance talks with NIreland party chief

The prime minister's decision to try to form a government with the Democratic Unionist Party of " Northern Ireland " and the Tories' unexpected boost from the Scottish National Party (which saved them from utter defeat) will ultimately spell doom for the Great Britain the world has known since the Republic of Ireland declared its independence from the Crown in 1916 and won it by force of arms in 1921. Read More

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USA gets key tie with Mexico in World Cup soccer qualifying

During Sunday night's World Cup qualifier game between the United States and Mexico in Mexico City, local soccer fans booed and jeered as the US national anthem played before the game started. That the set the tone for an entertaining first half , in which El Tri looked to threaten with build-up play, making them the most risky side. Looking ahead to the Confederations Cup, there seems to be no consensus on not only who his best options are, but also whether he will favor a ... Read More

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'Brexit talks to start as scheduled despite losing parliamentary majority'

She added that after the election there was a "unity of objective that having voted to leave the European Union, that the Government gets on and makes a success of it". As a singer dressed in uniform and playing a guitar started singing, the pockets of England fans joined in, some with their arms raised. British officials have suggested they won't be able to formally start Brexit negotiations next week as planned. Read More

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GOP shrugs off Comey revelations, sticks with Trump

On Friday, after explosive testimony from Comey in Congress repeated the claims that Trump pressured him over Flynn, Trump responded angrily, calling Comey a liar. But Mr Trump's attorney, Mr Marc Kasowitz, pounced on the admission, saying the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief had "unilaterally and surreptitiously made unauthorised disclosures to the press of privileged communications with the President". Read More

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American student released by North Korea

US officials last had consular access to Warmbier on March 2, 2016, through the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, Nauert said. Earlier Tuesday, Fred Warmbier told The Cincinnati Enquirer said the family would hold a news conference Wednesday in Cincinnati , with the details yet to be finalized. Read More

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Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russia allegations'

Senator Mark Warner, Ranking Member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said questions have been raised about some of his own interactions with Russian officials during the campaign. "I don't know Sen". When asked whether this DOJ custom had a written source, a DOJ official pointed CNN to two 1982 memoranda. But in the rat-a-tat-tat of follow-up questions, Sessions slowly pried that door open again, by increasingly hedging his answers. Read More

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What time is the Serbia v Wales World Cup qualifier on TV?

What time is the Serbia v Wales World Cup qualifier on TV?

Wales started in positive fashion without their talisman Bale and skipper Ashley Williams nearly connected with Joe Ledley's third-minute corner. It took the hosts nearly half an hour to threaten in the attacking third. Sam Vokes was a handful all game in the air and he could have doubled his team's lead on the hour mark when he got a clean header from a Ledley corner just six yards out, but he headed over. Read More

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Timeline of Otto Warmbier's saga in North Korea

Timeline of Otto Warmbier's saga in North Korea

Swedish diplomats, who represent US interests in North Korea because the United States has no diplomatic relations with the country, were denied access to him. He was evacuated on Tuesday. Before his trial, Warmbier had said he tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. Read More

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GJM protests hampering Darjeeling economy

GJM protests hampering Darjeeling economy

Another all-party meeting will be held on June 20. "The all-party meeting called by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) ended in a unanimous decision to fight for a separate state of Gorkhaland ". The GNLF, an ally of the ruling Trinamool Congress in the civic polls that took place last month, has emphasised the need for a separate state. We had an electoral tie-up with Trinamool Congress. Read More

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Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

Dennis Rodman returns to North Korea

The unpredictable Trump has offered some mixed messages to Kim Jong Un , saying he would be "honored" to meet him under the right conditions and once describing the young leader as "a pretty smart cookie". Madeleine Albright, the US Secretary of State under President Bill Clinton, brought the older Kim a basketball autographed by Michael Jordan during a visit in 2000. Read More

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Trump calls Comey a 'leaker'

Trump Jr.'s appearance highlights a major legal risk for President Trump , who is now insisting that Comey committed perjury in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee . I hardly know the man. "It doesn't make sense". "Well, I'll tell you about that maybe sometime in the very near future", Trump said . There's no, 'Hey, I'm hoping.' You and I are friends: 'Hey, I hope this happens, but you've got to do your job.' That's what he told Comey. Read More

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