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President Trump Reveals He Is Being Investigated

During an early morning tweet storm Friday, President Donald Trump confirmed he is being investigated for firing former FBI Director James Comey . The interviews with the national security officials are a sign that Mueller is prioritizing the question of obstruction, says Washington Post reporter Adam Entous, and turning the focus on the president himself, not just his administration. Read More

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Portugal 2 Mexico 2: Moreno's last-ditch header secures a point

Ronaldo was also involved in one of the game's biggest talking points, a "goal" that was disallowed after consultation with the Video Assistant Referees. Mexico are stronger and more experienced than that last meeting, but reaching the final will not be easy. On the Silva-Ronaldo goalscoring partnership (17 goals combined in five games) I think the strength in our partnership on the pitch is understanding. Read More

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Gingrich: 'No Idea' What Trump Meant By Tweet Appearing To Confirm Probe

Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him. While speaker of the House, Gingrich voted in 1998 to impeach President Bill Clinton on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. Scarborough also slammed Gingrich for pushing such conspiracy theories just one day after an unhinged Bernie Sanders supporter shot five people - including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise - during a baseball practice. Read More

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Record 65.6m people displaced worldwide

Record 65.6m people displaced worldwide

The main country of origin for refugees in 2016 was Syria, accounting for 5.5 million refugees. Below are some facts from the United Nations refugee agency's Global Trends Report published ahead of World Refugee Day on Tuesday. UNHCR was still there, helping numerous same people now fleeing an internal conflict, he told local government officials in the northern town of Bentiu. Read More

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German minister sees hope of 'soft' Brexit, with conditions

London-based banking giant HSBC said Friday that it would keep more jobs in Britain depending on the government's approach to Brexit . Speaking in advance of the start of what are expected to be largely procedural Brexit talks about talks and their scheduling on Monday morning Mr Hammond said "no deal would be a very, very bad outcome for Britain ". Read More

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May offers 5-mn-pound support package for London fire victims

May offers 5-mn-pound support package for London fire victims

Grief turned to outrage Friday amid reports that materials used in the building's renovation could have fueled the inferno that left dozens dead and missing as it decimated the public housing block. A man representing the group, who did not give his name, told reporters they would make a full statement "in the community ". She added: "I have ordered that more staff be deployed across the area, wearing high visibility clothing, so they can easily be found, dispense advice and ensure the ... Read More

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Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

Her husband opened fire on the baseball practice session in Alexandria, Virginia, early on Wednesday morning. Three others, a GOP congressional aide, a United States capitol police officer and a lobbyist were also injured by gunfire. "I just want to let people know that he wasn't evil, that he was, I guess, exhausted of some of the politics that are going on". Federal law enforcement said he was living out of his auto from March until June. Read More

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Toll from last week's Afghan bombing passes 150

The radical Islamist movement, made up largely ethnic Pashtuns, still controls or influences almost 40 percent of the country, proving their resiliency 16 years after a US-led invasion of the country. The president also used the opportunity to lash out at Pakistan and accused it of unleashing an "undeclared war of aggression" against Afghanistan. Read More

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Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

Scalise had surgery on Thursday that a MedStar Washington Hospital Center statement said was related to his internal injuries and a broken bone in his leg. He has required surgery several times since the shooting. Scalise's trauma surgeon said Friday he can hope to make an "excellent recovery", even though the lawmaker arrived at the hospital Wednesday at imminent risk of death. Read More

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Furious Trump blasts Comey sacking probe 'witch hunt'

Tensions are building inside the Justice Department as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein contemplates whether he will become a witness in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA elections. If Trump's goal is to limit Mueller's probe or force him out, Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona said this week, "that would be disastrous for him". Read More

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Pakistan v India talking points: Fakhar Zaman drives Pakistan's transformation

They beat South Africa, the world's top-ranked one-day side, and Sri Lanka to reach the last four before dismantling previously unbeaten hosts England with a ruthless semi-final performance. Meanwhile, Pakistan would consider it as a golden opportunity to avenge their first match defeat against India and clinch their maiden title. India captain Virat Kohli praised Fakhar Zaman's batting approach and said 80 percent of his "high risk shots" came off well. Read More

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Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russia and US

Putin warns new sanctions will 'complicate' ties between Russia and US

The Senate on Thursday voted 98-2 for new sanctions on Iran and Russian Federation, including new powers for Congress to block President Donald Trump from rolling back any penalties against Vladimir Putin's government. President Trump and Moscow have always denied any collusion. The review mechanism was styled after 2015 legislation pushed by Republicans and approved overwhelmingly in the Senate that gave Congress a vote on whether President Barack Obama could lift sanctions against Iran. Read More

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Trump not under investigation, says lawyer

Mr Trump is an avid user of Twitter, with more than 32 million followers on his personal account and over 18 million on the official presidential account. He reiterated his claims on NBC's "Meet the Press" saying that Donald Trump "was not and had not been under investigation for obstruction". The investigation now reportedly includes the President himself, after Senate testimony by Mr Comey indicated that he had tried to get him to drop an investigation into former National Security ... Read More

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Russian Federation inquiry: I'm under investigation

The official demanded anonymity because the official was not authorized to be named discussing the deliberations. White House officials declined to comment on the Tweet . President Donald Trump groused Thursday that no one is investigating Democrats' "dealings with Russia" while there are multiple investigations into what he phrased as his "non-dealings" with Moscow. Read More

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Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

Scalise's condition upgraded to serious: He 'is speaking with his loved ones'

The House of Representatives majority whip underwent another operation on Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with his family. The surgeon on Friday said he was "a lot more confident and optimistic" about Scalise's recovery than he was two days ago. Sava said the congressman remains sedated but was able to "respond to family members" and physicians. Read More

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Schauffele finally makes a bogey at US Open

But after two wayward rounds and a missed cut, defending champion Johnson was heading home on Friday resigned to watching the climax of the tournament on TV. Henrik Stenson . Alex Noren . The U.S. Open didn't seem to faze him, and he delivered a variety of big shots that led to his sensational finish. Read More

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People Still Missing After Grenfell Tower Fire Assumed Dead

People Still Missing After Grenfell Tower Fire Assumed Dead

May and her ministers have said they will do all they can to help those left homeless after the blaze and make sure other high-rise buildings, usually home to poorer people, are checked and safe. The queen and Philip stood silently before the start of the annual Trooping the Color procession that marks the queen's official birthday. May said she would be responsible for implementing the inquiry's findings, while the victims' legal costs would be met by the government. Read More

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London fire toll hits 30, but dozens missing

The government is struggling to find temporary housing for people who lived in the 24-story tower. A resident in a nearby building watches smoke rise from a building on fire in London , Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Other measures outlined by Prime Minister Theresa May following a meeting with residents at Downing Street on Saturday, included more staff covering phone lines and ground staff wearing high-visibility clothing so they could be easily found. Read More

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Next Week, Will The Russia Story Actually Be About Russia?

The sanctions came amid a controversial investigation into the seemingly pro-Kremlin US head of state's possible "collusion" with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign and after his election victory. "I can't imagine the House would want to be apologists for Russian behavior after the combined weight of the intelligence communities all weighing in saying, 'Look, they attacked the United States'". Read More

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Castile protesters target city where officer worked

The Father's Day protesters marched to the Silver Lake Village shopping district and briefly occupied several intersections along the way. Protesters leave the steps of the state Capitol after a rally in St. Paul suburb. "He loved her and he cared for her just like his own, just as well as he cared for all 500 of those kids at J.J. Hill", she said. The world learned of Philando Castile's death through a Facebook livestream launched by his girlfriend seconds after he was shot by a Minnesota ... Read More

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London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

London fire: 58 missing presumed dead

British media have reported that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of exterior paneling on the 24-story tower in a renovation that was completed just a year ago. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip have observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the London high-rise fire. John Cowley, managing director of CEP Architectural Facades, which produced rainscreen panels and windows for Grenfell Tower's cladding sub-contractor Harley Facades ... Read More

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UK government scrambles to limit fallout from London fire

Two government ministers - Treasury chief Philip Hammond and Trade Minister Greg Hands - said Sunday the cladding used on the building's exterior seems to be banned by British regulations. May announced on Friday that her government has set up a £5 million ($8.4 million Cdn) "discretionary fund" to help pay for food, clothing, personal supplies and funerals. Read More

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May admits London fire response 'not good enough'

Protesters stand in the lobby of Kensington town hall in west London , the headquarters of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , demanding answers over the Grenfell Tower fire , in London , Friday June 16, 2017. There is simmering anger in the multi-ethnic north Kensington area hit by the blaze, and public fury has been directed at senior government figures, including May, who was jeered Friday after she visited the fire community. Read More

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Escaped Ga. Inmates Who Killed 2 Guards Captured In Tennessee, Police Say

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones emphasized that the report of local whereabouts was unconfirmed with no eyewitnesses, but all law enforcement agencies in the region are staying abreast of any developments in the manhunt. The Williams Funeral Home & Crematory website shows that the service for 42-year-old Sgt. Christopher Monica will take place at 2 p.m. next Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville. Read More

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Suspect in Ohio Triple Murder Killed 2 Others: Cops

Suspect in Ohio Triple Murder Killed 2 Others: Cops

Stark County Sheriff George Maier says Brinkman's vehicle was seen in the driveway of Rogell and Roberta John's home after they returned from a vacation on Sunday. George Brinkman was arrested on Tuesday morning following an eight-hour standoff with the Brunswick, Ohio , police department. Police say the suspect had a handgun and was subdued with a stun gun. Read More

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President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Echoing tweets from Thursday, he concludes by adding: " Witch Hunt ". The tweet on Friday was the first official confirmation by Trump that he himself is under investigation. The tweet came around 9:10 a.m. Friday. His latest tweets follow a report this week in The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election is looking into whether the president attempted to obstruct justice . Read More

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Malta denies Saudi Arabia has cut diplomatic ties

The dramatic move comes after years of tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, in particular Saudi Arabia, which has closed its border, severing land, sea and air contact with the tiny peninsula. Earlier this week, he met with the Emirati and Saudi foreign ministers in Washington. On Thursday, Tillerson called Oman's foreign minister, who stressed the importance of supporting Kuwait's efforts to resolve the crisis through diplomacy, according to a ministry statement on Omani state TV. Read More

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