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Author: 0 Democratic congressmen say they are getting calls saying 'you guys are next'

Five people, including two who are now in critical condition, were shot after a gunman opened fire in what appeared to be a politically motivated attack against Republican members of Congress. The early morning conversation outside a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., struck U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach, as "weird" at the time - and chilling later.

Global United States lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by anti-Trump man
Author: 0 United States lawmaker, others shot on baseball field by anti-Trump man

Capitol Police officer, who was also hurt in the gun attack, was receiving treatment at the facility, situated about three miles northeast of the White House, reports the CNN . Hodgkinson was shot and killed by law enforcement officers. Speaking from the White House's Diplomatic Room, the USA president said: "We may have our differences but we do well in times like these (to remember) that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because above all they love our country".

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

Two days ago he posted the following about Trump on Facebook: "I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an [expletive] you are Truly the Biggest [expletive] We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office ". House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a congressional aid and two Capitol police officers were wounded in the shooting Wednesday morning.

Author: 0 President Trump 'investigated over possible obstruction of justice'

It is the most significant sign that Mueller's investigation is extending beyond questions of Russian interference in the 2016 election . Chris Ruddy, a Trump friend and the CEO of the conservative website Newsmax, raised the possibility of the president considering terminating Mueller, a potentially explosive option.

Global Man who shot congressman had history of arrests
Author: 0 Man who shot congressman had history of arrests

He shot the third-highest-ranking House Republican , whip Steve Scalise , and injured four others at the field just outside of Washington about 7am on Wednesday (9pm AEST). Bost said his office has received 10 calls from the man, who was identified as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville . U.S. Sen. John Boozman said he was praying for police and the victims.

Author: 0 Tillerson to testify in House as Russia sanctions vote nears

Senator Lindsey Graham, the Republican chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the State Department budget, said he would argue against that proposal when Tillerson testifies to his panel on Tuesday afternoon. He said that during his visit to Bethlehem, the Palestinians had told him they have to support "widows and orphans". The president's team pushed back Wednesday against the legislation, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning lawmakers against passing anything that might tie ...

Author: 0 Trump Interviewed Mueller for FBI Director Job

Robert Mueller has reportedly scheduled interviews for later this week with the current director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, head of the National Security Agency, Mike Rogers, and Rogers's departed deputy, Richard Ledgett. Mr Trump allegedly asked if Mr Coats could intervene to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation to back... This was reminiscent of Watergate. "Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive".

Author: 0 Authorities searching Virginia shooter's home as investigation continues

He also was accused of inciting violence when he warned that the "Second Amendment people" among his supporters might find a way to stop his opponent, Hillary Clinton, from rolling back gun rights. "Then it would go through a risk assessment, and if it was determined that (the member) needed more security, then they would do it". Scalise was coherent the whole time, Flake said.

Global Desired Palestinian State under Three Powers
Author: 0 Desired Palestinian State under Three Powers

The Six-Day War's Hebrew calendar anniversary, including Israel's annual celebration of its reunification of Jerusalem , had been marked May 23-24. Yousef Al-Mahmoud, the Palestinian government spokesperson said in a press release that the agreement was signed in a rare meeting between Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the Israeli minister of finance Moshe Kahlon in Ramallah.

Global South Africa raises black ownership threshold for mining firms
Author: 0 South Africa raises black ownership threshold for mining firms

Mining shares were trashed on the JSE following the release of the charter. The Chamber of Mines, an industry body, has taken the government to court over the interpretation of the ownership rules, which it put on hold in good faith. Most mining companies reached the 26 percent level under previous versions of the charter but numerous black investors have since sold out. The charter also requires mining companies to pay 1 per cent of turnover to their black empowerment partners.

Author: 0 Rodman gives North Korean official Trump's 'Art of the Deal'

On that day, the North released American student Otto Warmbier who had been held for 17 months and was said by his parents to be in a coma. Warmbier, who had been confined for 17 months, has apparently fallen into a coma not long after his confinement began and Pyongyang issued a statement Thursday saying it chose to let him go for "humanitarian reasons".

Author: 0 Shooter had history of anti-GOP activity

His profile picture was a USA flag with the slogan, "Democratic Socialism explained in 3 words: 'We the People'". The gunman had a rifle and "a lot of ammo", said Sen. Those charges were dismissed. "I did my job a little too well". "He was a very friendly person", Euille told the Post . Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russian Federation probe

Trump has made it clear that he is frustrated by the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, which United States intelligence officials have said was done to tilt the outcome in Trump's favor. He declined further comment. At a hearing last week of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Coats and Rogers refused to say whether they were asked by Trump to help impede an FBI investigation and suggested any response in a closed hearing would require consultations with ...

Author: 0 Britain's Theresa May apologises to own MPs for election 'mess'

Talks over leaving the EU also appeared set for a delay, to the consternation of the European parliament's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt. "I need a British delegation on the other side of the table, a head of the British delegation that is stable, accountable and that has a mandate", Barnier said.

Author: 0 Major blaze at residential tower block in London

Wayne Brown, London Fire Brigade Deputy Assistant Commissioner, said in 25 years on the job he had "never seen a fire with that intensity spread so quickly throughout a building of this size". All of the building's 120 apartment units were occupied throughout the refurbishment process, according to borough website. CHELLAT: Council has a lot of questions to answer.

Author: 0 Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

The gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice, wounding several people including House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise before being taken into custody, police and witnesses said . They also brought flowers to Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner who was wounded in the attack. "Today, we are especially grateful to our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to keep us safe".

Author: 0 NSW buildings at risk of London-style fire

London's fire commissioner says she has never seen a fire of this scale, calling it unprecedented. While investigations are underway to determine what went wrong, tenants said repeated complaints were ignored. The search and rescue operation continued amid rising outrage over reports that the company which managed the block for the local Conservative-run council had ignored warnings from residents about the building's safety.

Author: 0 Jeremy Corbyn says Labour in 'permanent campaign mode'

May took up her familiar refrain, arguing the deal is vital to "give the stability to the UK Government that I think is necessary at this time ". "It will be a brand new door, with a new Europe , a Europe without rebates, without complexity, with real powers and with unity", Verhofstadt said.

Author: 0 Man arrested after posting pictures of Grenfell Tower 'body' on social media

NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . They had used drones to examine the upper floors. "Please, catch the baby, '" one witness said . "We like to think of ourselves as "roughty, toughty" and heroes - they are heroes - but they have feelings, and people were absolutely devastated by yesterday's events".

Author: 0 Kamala Harris, a prosecutor and a senator

Harris then asked Sessions about how he communicated with Donald Trump both during the campaign and following election night and pressed him on a Department of Justice policy that he referenced as the reason why he couldn't directly comment on his conversations with Trump regarding Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Donald Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

The three officials the Post says Mueller is interviewing are Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and Richard Ledgett, the recently retired deputy NSA director. At a Senate appropriations committee hearing, Rosenstein hinted - without confirming directly - that Mueller's investigation could probe deep into Trump's White House.

Author: 0 DUP leader slams 'hyperbole' over gay rights policy

May has dismissed calls to resign following the dismal election result after calling a vote three years early in the hope of bolstering her slim majority ahead of the Brexit talks. It could also be the place for May "to change her position on Brexit", he added. Jeremy Corbyn , leader of the opposition Labour Party , which saw its number of parliamentary seats and share of the vote increase, said there could be another election this year or early in 2018 after last Thursday's vote ...

Global 42 workers combine to claim $1M Powerball prize
Author: 0 42 workers combine to claim $1M Powerball prize

Marietta Liquor & Deli owner Matthew says he feels blessed for selling the winning Powerball ticket and does not know which of his customers won the jackpot. Virgin Islands. The year began terribly for the family because Alberre's father was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. The Associated Press said the jackpot was the 10th largest lottery prize in US history, but that no one had yet to come forward to claim the prize.

Author: 0 Trump makes call for unity after lawmaker shot

The Congressional Baseball Game will go as planned Thursday at Nationals Park after Democrats and Republicans called for bipartisan unity in the wake of the congressional baseball practice shooting. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., told CNN. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) says he heard a loud bang and then saw bullets flying. . And we must play this baseball game ...

Global Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Canadian Grand Prix title
Author: 0 Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Canadian Grand Prix title

I wasn't quick in Russian Federation so for us getting the auto where we need it is going to be a challenge", he said. After an early setback, Sebastien Vettel clawed back fourth place in Montreal . "When everyone is there and everyone is happy it feels good, especially at home". "I think it should put us in a strong position from here moving forwards.

Author: 0 Trump investigated for possible obstruction of justice

The investigation has been cloaked in secrecy, and it is unclear how many others have been questioned by the FBI. A spokesman for Trump's attorney Marc Kasowitz fiercely denied the allegations. "Oftentimes what happens, frankly, in counterintelligence investigations is you start looking at sort of a core intelligence question - What did the Russians do and did they do it with any Americans? - and it grows into: What did any of those Americans do in their financial matters that may also raise ...

Author: 0 Father of freed student says son was 'brutalized' by captors

Otto Warmbier , a 22-year-old college student detained and imprisoned in North Korea, is carried off of an airplane at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 13, 2017. Warmbier's parents, Fred and Cindy, confirmed their son was on a medevac flight. "North Korea would have calculated before his release and hoped for a positive effect", on bilateral ties, he said, adding that this could backfire if Warmbier's health condition was more serious than they had anticipated.

Global What would happen if the Bill Cosby jury deadlocks
Author: 0 What would happen if the Bill Cosby jury deadlocks

But this new agreement would make it more hard for Trump to do that. Besides the provision setting up a process for Congress to review changes in sanctions, the measure would put into law sanctions previously established via presidential executive orders, including some on certain Russian energy projects as well as debt financing in some industries.

Global Neighbors describe Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson as isolated, reckless
Author: 0 Neighbors describe Virginia Shooter James Hodgkinson as isolated, reckless

The gunman has died while Scalise remains in critical conditon , and four others who were shot - Capitol Hill police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, a former staffer and a lobbyist - are said to be in stable condition . Bost said on "Fox & Friends", however, that the messages did not raise any red flags and were not threatening. "My husband had yelled at him because the kids were outside and everything and he didn't stop", she said.

Author: 0 Team by team analysis of the Canadian Grand Prix

At what turned out to be the most exciting race of the season so far, Hamilton won in dominant fashion, achieving the fourth Grand Chelem of his career by taking pole position, the win, the fastest lap of the race, and leading every lap. Vettel and teammate Kimi Raikkonen finished one-two at Monaco two weeks ago while Hamilton struggled. "It was tough, I was defending the whole race and we weren't that quick.

Global Romania: ruling party mulls introducing no-confidence vote
Author: 0 Romania: ruling party mulls introducing no-confidence vote

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu , a member of the Social Democrats (PSD), has been under pressure to reshuffle his team, with some senior politicians from PSD and ALDE accusing his cabinet of poor performance and failing to uphold the governing programme.

Author: 0 England 'weren't good enough' in defeat to 10-man France - Kane

In truth, the scoreline masked the gulf in class between the two side with the French playing with power, speed and precision, while England were sluggish and uncertain. A minute's silence will also be observed and every player will wear a black armband. Harry Kane was on hand to nick a point in a frantic finish to the match, after two excellent free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths looked to have won Scotland the game.

Author: 0 WaPo Report: Special counsel now investigating possible obstruction of justice

Former FBI director James Comey told Congress last week he believed he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. "In recent days, the president has told his staff, his visitors, and his outside advisers that he was increasingly convinced Mueller , like Comey, his successor as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was part of a "witch hunt" by partisans who wanted to see him weakened or forced from office", the daily said .

Global Polanski rape victim wants case ended
Author: 0 Polanski rape victim wants case ended

Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun told the BBC: "She is coming with her husband because she is exhausted of this case going on for 40 years". She called the rape "unpleasant". Geimer, whose surprise testimony in court was her first public legal appearance in the case, strongly defended Polanksi both inside the courtroom and before a large press gaggle outside.

Author: 0 Pres. Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

They say Trump did not collude with Russian Federation and see the investigation as a politically motivated sham that handicaps Trump's ability to execute his agenda, according to one person who advises the White House on how to handle the probe.

Author: 0 No cause to fire special counsel Mueller: deputy attorney general

I think it's pretty clear by what one of his lawyers said on television recently. Asked if he had confidence in Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the Russian Federation investigation, Mr Sessions replied: "I have confidence in Mr Mueller but I am not going to discuss any hypotheticals", noting that he was not involved in the Russian Federation investigation.

Global General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team
Author: 0 General election 2017: chastened Theresa May to name her team

Jeremy Corbyn , the Labour Party leader has the vote of several British artists, which is not surprising. "I think we need a change". "Over the next five years build a country in which no one and no community is left behind, a country in which prosperity and opportunity are shared across this United Kingdom".

Global James T. Hodgkinson Identified As Shooter of GOP Lawmakers
Author: 0 James T. Hodgkinson Identified As Shooter of GOP Lawmakers

Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers, and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. Schaumleffel recalled how she and her husband notified the police when the man refused to stop shooting his weapon in the middle on the afternoon. According to the Belleville News-Democrat newspaper he had several run-ins with police, who were called to his home after neighbors complained over dozens of shots he had fired into ...

Author: 0 London fire: Grenfell Tower residents told to stay put

It led to scenes of sheer terror, as some occupants, a number of them in flames, leaped to certain death to escape the scorching flames. "There are so many questions to be asked, and there will be so much fear and uncertainty among people who are living in similar blocks", he said .

Author: 0 Qld reassures unit residents after United Kingdom fire

Witnesses outside the Grenfell Tower block are finding debris littering the streets in West London after the Tower went up in flames (photo below). Sadiq Khan , the mayor of London , said legitimate questions had to be answered, including over the fire safety strategy for the building, which told residents to stay put inside their flat if a blaze broke out.

Author: 0 House Majority White shot at congressional baseball practice

Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to a "shots fired" call and found Hodgkinson shooting a hunting rifle. The vast majority of the cases were traffic violations and almost all of them were later dismissed. ET, in Alexandria, Virginia and just 7 miles from the White House. Calls to the Belleville Police Department were not immediately returned. Five people, including Hodgkinson, were shot in the early morning attack, Slater said at a news conference.

Author: 0 Rita Ora helps sort donations for London fire victims

Like several other residents, he told The Guardian: "There were no fire alarms at all". Sarmad Ismail, a resident of a nearby building, told Al Jazeera he saw a man in the tower trying to get the attention of those outside. Harley Facades, which fitted the panels, told the BBC: "At this time, we are not aware of any link between the fire and the exterior cladding to the tower".

Global Macron's New Party Set for Landslide in French Parliament Election
Author: 0 Macron's New Party Set for Landslide in French Parliament Election

Socialist leader Jean-Christophe Cambadélis lost his seat in the first round. Kathleen Brooks, research director at City Index, said: "The euro is starting to look strong and stable: it has growth, subdued political risk, and a potential wavering European Central Bank on its side".

Author: 0 Trump investigated for obstruction of justice

Trump had received private assurances from former FBI Director James B. Comey starting in January that he was not personally under investigation. The Post further said Trump made a similar request in a phone call to Rogers. Sessions cited the policy of the Justice Department, but also said that he did not want to limit Trump's ability to invoke executive privilege .

Global Donald Trump's White House 'a crime scene'
Author: 0 Donald Trump's White House 'a crime scene'

Comey was a "showboat" and "grandstander" who needed to go, Trump said in that mid-May exclusive interview with Holt. The regulations that govern the special counsel were issued by the Department of Justice and could be rescinded by DOJ.

Author: 0 Sen. Kamala Harris: Not backing down is in ex-prosecutor's DNA

Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the question", McCain said . This was the second hearing in as many weeks where Burr had interrupted Harris . One of her questions, she tweeted , would be, "Did Sessions violate the terms of his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation by being involved in the firing of James Comey?" "Do you like Jason Bourne or James Bond movies?" asked Cotton.

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