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White House officials deny claim Trump seeking Mueller firing

White House officials deny claim Trump seeking Mueller firing

A President's order, he pointed out, did not count as good cause. "I don't think Trump should do anything but the congressional Republicans ought to look into it", Gingrich said. Steve Womack praised Mueller and told reporters "there is a ripple effect" as stories continue to develop on the ongoing probe. Mueller has been silent since he was named to head the Russian Federation investigation on May 17, a week after Trump fired FBI chief James Comey expressing frustration over the probe. Read More

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Putin: New sanctions will 'complicate' Russia-US ties

Trump has repeatedly said that he hoped to improve relations with Russian Federation and join forces with the country to fight Islamic State. Tehran also aids Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. Trump was especially effusive about Russian president Vladimir Putin during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, though his openness to closer ties to Moscow has tempered somewhat, with his administration on the defensive over investigations into Russian meddling in the election. Read More

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UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

UK royals honor London fire victims as anger mounts

Protestors at Kensington town hall were trying to reach councillors in person and demand they answer questions about the block. "I absolutely get why they are angry". The fire, which started just before 1:00am on Wednesday, surprised many as they slept and the speed with which it spread shocked fire experts. Some victims may never be identified, officials said. Read More

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May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

The ruling Conservative Party won 318 seats in the 650-member House of Commons , falling short of the majority mark of 326. "We remain fully committed to making the institutions work", she said. A DUP source said: "Our discussions are continuing". Moreover, a soft Brexit stance is also likely to please the DUP , which still wants a comprehensive free trade and customs agreement with the European Union , despite its pro-Brexit stance, as well as the guarantee of a " frictionless ... Read More

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Donald Trump is under pressure and it doesn't look good

Donald Trump is under pressure and it doesn't look good

In a tweet early Thursday, Trump said: "They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story". Bush . The meeting comes a day after lawmakers questioned Justice Department officials about the probe and Mueller's independence, and after a friend of Trump said the White House was considering firing Mueller . Read More

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DUP agreement will end 'no deal' Brexit talk

Foster also said a deal on power-sharing in Northern Ireland is "very likely" this month, according to RTÉ . On his talks in London with Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday , he said they had offered an "Irish solution to an English problem" as giving Northern Ireland special European Union status after Brexit to keep an open border on the island. Read More

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The wrong kind of US Open history: Top 3 all miss cut

The Spaniard posted a one-under 71 in Friday's second round for a three-under-par total of 141 as the afternoon wave of players were beginning their rounds at Erin Hills . He is 3 under for the tournament. But that wasn't the problem. And, of course, Erin Hills has four legitimate par-5 holes, which gives the field ample opportunity to make up ground. Read More

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Five Guardsmen faint at Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen's birthday

Five Guardsmen faint at Trooping the Colour ceremony for Queen's birthday

In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces assembled daily on Horse Guards to "troop the colours" and in 1748 it was announced that the parade would also mark the Sovereign's official birthday. The spectacular royal event honors the birth of the ruling monarch, in this case Queen Elizabeth , who turned 91 in April. The Queen's birthday is on April 21 but it is officially acknowledged in the United Kingdom on a Saturday in June. Read More

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Tropical disturbance will enter the Gulf next week

There is now an 80 percent chance for the disturbance to develop into a tropical depression or storm somewhere within the Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. But, exact track and strength are still uncertain. Here's a look at where tropical systems have formed from June 11- 20 since 1851. Once the system does form by Tuesday afternoon we should have a better idea of how the system will behave and where exactly it will want to go. Read More

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Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

A day later, Rosenstein appointed Mueller, who was at the helm of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during the September 11 attacks, as special counsel. Amid jokes that his aides and his legal team are trying to take away his phone so he does not tweet because he implicates himself often, the Chicago Tribune ran an oped under the headline " Donald Trump's tweets are accelerating his own political death spiral". Read More

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McIlroy slams PGA veteran during Twitter spat following US Open exit

Jack [Nicklaus] won 18 and never mentioned his total cash", Elkington responded. Go and lie down Steve Elkington , you're done. Friday night, hours after McIlroy fired a second-round 71 that wasn't good enough to keep him playing through the weekend, Elkington took to Twitter to say McIlroy must be bored with golf because of the absence of Tiger Woods , even predicting the Northern Irishman has won his last major. Read More

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Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

Trump's Washington hotel saw almost $20 million in revenue

For example , Trump disclosed a liability to Deutsche exceeding $50 million for the Old Post Office, a historic Washington property where he has opened a hotel. But Trump did not divest, instead placing his enormous portfolio of financial assets in a trust controlled by the executive and Donald Trump Jr. He listed at least $315 million in liabilities, about the same as in the previous report. Read More

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there's no cause to fire Mueller

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says there's no cause to fire Mueller

Trump was "considering, perhaps, terminating the special counsel". Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn in during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Washington. "I am confident he will have sufficient independence". A person close to Trump's legal team added that they there have been no discussions about firing Mueller. Read More

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Theresa May Warned Over Northern Ireland Unionist Deal, Power Sharing

In a statement to reporters outside afterwards, Mr Adams said: "We told her very directly that she was in breach of the Good Friday Agreement , and we itemised those matters in which she was in default in relation to that agreement". But there is no possibility that she will pull out of the still, not over the line deal with the DUP , required by her to form a government. Labour would be wiped out, the Conservatives would be in power for the next 15 years and with a huge parliamentary ... Read More

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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

Obama had announced in December 2014 that he and Castro were restoring ties and less than a year later, the US Embassy in Havana was re-opened with the then US president making a historic visit to the Communist country in 2016. Obama. The statement added that Havana will continue to work with the U.S.in the matters of common interests, but will not make concessions inherent to its sovereignty and independence. Read More

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Trump administration narrows civil rights investigations

The guidelines helped staffers uncover undetected patterns of discrimination, Lhamon said. The Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has directed its lawyers to consider transgender students' discrimination complaints on a case-by-case basis, according to an internal memo obtained by The Washington Post , which makes clear that lawyers may decide to dismiss complaints related to the polarizing issue of transgender students' access to school bathrooms. Read More

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Why is Clinton not investigated but I am?

As reports of growing investigations around Trump continue to emerge , the president took to Twitter to attack his 2016 campaign opponent. Trump, who tweeted earlier Thursday that the investigation was "the single greatest WITCH HUNT" in USA political history and is being led "by some very bad and conflicted people", tried to turn the conversation to the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton . Read More

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Tory deal may breach Good Friday pact

Following a meeting, the party president, Gerry Adams , spoke alongside his colleagues outside No 10. "In terms of neutrality, politically I think it is compromised by the fact that they are now in coalition with one party". LONDON, June 15 Irish political party Sinn Fein said on Thursday it would oppose any deal between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland that undermines the 1998 peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement. Read More

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Official talks on Brexit to start Monday

Britain and the European Union now have less than two years to conclude exit negotiations before the UK's departure date at the end of March 2019. May is seeking a " confidence and supply " deal with the DUP that would see the party backing the Tory government on the Queen's Speech and budget requests. Read More

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Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

At the time of that report it was not clear that the FBI was investigating Kushner's business dealings. But people close to Mr. Trump say he is so volatile they can not be sure that he will not change his mind about Mr. Comey took notes after each of his nine meetings or phone calls with Trump, including one alone with the president in the Oval Office on February 14, the day after Flynn was forced to resign. Read More

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Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Murray said he's confident the coal industry can compete once more of the expected pipelines in the USA are built. George Edgar, ambassador of the European Union to Cambodia, said the country is one of the most vulnerable to climate change , adding that the EU was spending millions of dollars on "targeted and ambitious" climate programs in the country. Read More

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Diwakar Reddy episode: Law to take its course, says Civil Aviation minister

Diwakar Reddy episode: Law to take its course, says Civil Aviation minister

AirAsia India and Vistara said they fully supported the decision taken by the industry and that there has to be "zero tolerance" to abusive behaviour. Reddy was reportedly later allowed to board the same flight he meant to take, which was thus delayed beyond its departure time of 8.10 pm. In March, India airlines acted against Ravindra Gaikwad , a hotheaded lawmaker from Maharashtra state, after he repeatedly hit a 60-year-old steward with his sandal in a row over a plane seat. Read More

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One Year Later, 49 Killed In Orlando Nightclub Shooting Remembered

One Year Later, 49 Killed In Orlando Nightclub Shooting Remembered

Those, like Carter, stressed the importance gathering on the one-year anniversary served. He was killed by police after a three-hour standoff. Investigators say Omar Mateen opened fire inside the club on June 12, 2016. Gov. Rick Scott ordered USA flags around Florida to be flown at half-staff and a giant rainbow flag would be unveiled at the Orange County government building. Read More

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Virginia Primary Election: Ralph Northam, Ed Gillespie Win Nominations For Governor

Virginia Primary Election: Ralph Northam, Ed Gillespie Win Nominations For Governor

Ed Gillespie , Senior Adviser for the Romney Campaign, speaks to the crowd on stage during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on November 6, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Virginia is one of only two states electing new governors this year (New Jersey is the other), and the swing-state contest is likely to draw intense national scrutiny for signs of how voters are reacting to Trump's first year in office. Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise 'took a bullet for all of us'

At least six people, including Scalise, were hospitalized after alleged shooter James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois , opened fire at the Congressional baseball practice and engaged in a shootout with law enforcement officials. "I want to take a moment to send our thoughts, love, and prayers to Congressman Steve Scalise and his entire family", he said. The US Capitol Police said Hodgkinson used a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle in the shooting, and traces run by ... Read More

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DUP deal: Tories 'steadfastly' committed to N. Irish peace process

But the Conservatives are confident they can agree a deal with the Democratic Unionists , who have 10 MPs, that will allow them to get their programme through. According to a source, it is likely that the United Kingdom will agree to negotiating cycles in line with the EU's proposal. Guy Verhofstadt , the European parliament's chief Brexit negotiator, warned on Tuesday that "the current uncertainty can not continue" and on Wednesday issued five "pressing questions" on Twitter . Read More

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UK, EU in suspense as May tries to strike power deal

She met DUP leader Arlene Foster , whose euro-sceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats, for over one hour of talks in Downing Street . The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs May on the budget and her confidence motions. Even the idea of an alliance is complicated, however. Read More

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