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Author: 0 Anti-Shariah Rally Draws Counter-Protesters To South Bay Demonstrations

Cathy Camper, of Tacoma, Wash. wears a stars-and-stripes cowboy hat as she protests against Islamic law at a rally Saturday, June 10, 2017 , in Seattle , as counter-protesters demonstrate across the street. Those opposed to Islamic law were also staunch Trump supporters. Three people were arrested at Occidental Park when Seattle Police say a large fight broke out after two competing protests rallied and marched this afternoon.

Author: 0 Congressional baseball game goes on in wake of shooting

After accepting it gracefully, Mr Barton cracked: "Next year we won't be so nice". Law enforcement investigators released Hodgkinson's identity shortly after the Wednesday morning shooting that sent House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La, and three other people to the hospital.

Author: 0 US banned cladding that was used on Grenfell Tower

Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith said his officials were reasonably confident that banned products had not been used in high-rise structures. Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack said the lingering threat had also hampered the process of recovering bodies. More grief and anger in London over a massive apartment fire.

Global DA rests case against Bill Cosby with quaaludes testimony
Author: 0 DA rests case against Bill Cosby with quaaludes testimony

Once the prosecution rests, which is expected shortly, the defense will present its case. She also said a survivor might not remember every detail of an assault , like how long it lasted or the date, but can remember parts of it like "how someone's tongue felt in their mouth", for example.

Global Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought
Author: 0 Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought

Scalise was still in critical condition Thursday night after another surgery, "but has improved in the last 24 hours", according to a statement from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The others wounded were a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist. Many lawmakers in both parties, as well as the President, called for unity after the shooting .

Global Search for Thai family after London tower block inferno
Author: 0 Search for Thai family after London tower block inferno

A specialist fire investigation team has identified what is believed to have been the flat where the fire began, reportedly caused by an exploding fridge. Residents of the huge Grenfell public housing complex, which had 120 apartments that housed as many as 600 people , said their warnings about possible fire risks had been ignored for years.

Author: 0 Russia claims it has killed IS leader al-Baghdadi

The ministry said that it is working to verify "by various means" whether the notorious jihadist leader was among dozens of IS leaders killed on a May 28 airstrike south of Raqqa which targeted a meeting of the group's top officials. Russian forces support the Syrian government which is fighting against Islamic State mainly from the west, while a USA -led coalition supports Iraqi government forces fighting against Islamic State from the east.

Global APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan
Author: 0 APNewsBreak: About 4000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan

The US Defense Secretary James Mattis has told lawmakers that the US President Donald Trump has authorized him to decide on troop levels in Afghanistan . As for strategy, Mattis said the administration's war approach is being developed in a broader context that includes Afghanistan's neighbors, Iran and Pakistan , as well as India .

Author: 0 Theresa May orders full inquiry into London fire as anger mounts

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton meanwhile has said that a structural engineer is monitoring the stability of the building. Later, in a televised recording made away from the scene, the prime minister announced the setting up of a public inquiry into the fire, which spread with a ferocity and speed that firefighters had not expected.

Author: 0 Senate passes sweeping sanctions bill targeting Iran, Russia

The new sanctions, passed by a 98-2 vote, was also so far one of the strongest US congressional responses to alleged Russian meddling of the 2016 USA presidential election. However, he would have to reject new sanctions against Iran, which he supports, to derail the latest congressional effort to punish Russian Federation.

Author: 0 Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

He had been fielding balls at second base when he was hit, and dragged himself away from the infield, leaving a trail of blood until colleagues could rush to his aid. More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced. "He was living out of the gym bag", Mr Euille said.

Global Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Washington tunes in for Congressional Baseball Game

A sign in the crowd proclaimed "ONE FAMILY" and the announcer's mention of Scalise, the House majority whip who was critically wounded in the attack Wednesday, brought the masses to their feet. "I literally ran for my life and jumped in the dugout into Congressman Williams' arms", he said. "We had nothing but baseball bats to fight back against a rifle with", Alabama Rep.

Author: 0 Special Counsel Robert Mueller Investigating President Trump for Obstruction of Justice

The Trump administration now refers all requests for comment on the Russian Federation investigation to Trump's outside attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Yet, for a public that is eager to get to the bottom of the investigation into the hacking of a critical election, the pace moves too slowly, mainly due to the allegiance of public officials to President Trump instead of the welfare of our democracy.

Author: 0 Trump considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller — CEO of Newsmax

Said Ryan: "I know Bob Mueller ". A source close to the President said Trump is being counseled to steer clear of such a dramatic move like firing the special counsel. "His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity". Needless to say, Ruddy's comments caused quite a stir, but top Trump administration officials were out in force t0 claim the statement isn't true.

Author: 0 California deli owner feels 'blessed' after selling $447 million Powerball ticket

The jackpot is the 10th largest jackpot in American lottery history, according to the L.A. Times . The winning numbers were: 20, 26, 32, 28, 58, Powerball: 3, according to the statement. Both amounts do not figure in a deduction for taxes. "We will not know who California's latest Powerball victor is until at least Monday morning at 8 a.m".

Author: 0 London police launch criminal investigation over fatal apartment blaze

After announcing the updated death toll of 12 in the afternoon, Cmdr. - The local council says it has enough donations for the survivors. The blaze in west London's North Kensington district also injured 74 others, 18 of them critically, and left an unknown number missing.

Global Harvard's 1st female president stepping down after 11 years
Author: 0 Harvard's 1st female president stepping down after 11 years

She had never been a college president when she was hired in 2007, previously serving as dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Black students have demanded greater diversity on a campus where some say they feel isolated. The men's soccer team was suspended a year ago after a "scouting report" assigning female athletes sexual positions was discovered.

Global What Fitch Ratings Has to Say About the UK Election
Author: 0 What Fitch Ratings Has to Say About the UK Election

The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit . "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 Sen. Flake said he helped apply pressure to Steve Scalise's wound
Author: 0 Sen. Flake said he helped apply pressure to Steve Scalise's wound

He explained he'll be there because of the capitol police officers who saved his life. Flake said he received a phone call from President Obama following the shooting. Flake recounted the harrowing moments after Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise was shot. "Gratefully, they were there", Flake said of the officers.

Author: 0 Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Jury to deliberate for third straight day

Gianna Constand , the accuser's fiercely protective mother, testified that Cosby apologized over the phone to her and her daughter and offered to pay for her schooling. The statement continued: "There was a news story of a high profile individual, who was accused of drugging women and sexually assaulting them". This afternoon, the jury wanted to hear Constand's testimony about the night of the incident.

Author: 0 Majority of Americans think Trump tried to interfere in Russian Federation investigation

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions contradicted former FBI Director James Comey's testimony from last week . Five people briefed on the requests, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, said Daniel Coats, the current director of national intelligence, Adm.

Author: 0 Senate OKs sanctions bill to punish Russia

Essentially, Judy, what the Senate is saying here is, we think Congress should set Russian Federation policy now, not the president. Former President Barack responded to Russia's attempts to influence the presidential election by imposing sanctions on the country and seizing two USA -based facilities reportedly used by Russian intelligence for surveillance purposes.

Author: 0 Australian journalist hurt in Marawi to undergo surgery

The Philippine military on June 15 arrested Mohammad Noaim Maute, a senior member of the Islamic State-backed militant group Maute it is fighting in Marawi city , the southern island of Mindanao. "Dead bodies, at least 100, are scattered around the encounter area", Adiong said. "We hid anywhere we could". Harvey said though there had been a few bullets hit the road in front of their crew when they had been closer to the fighting, they were a long way from the fighting when he was struck ...

Global Brexit talks to start on Monday as planned
Author: 0 Brexit talks to start on Monday as planned

It had been suggested the start of negotiations could be delayed by the failure of any party to win a House of Commons majority at last week's General Election. Britain will be the first member state ever to leave the bloc. But speaking in Strasbourg, Guy Verhofstadt , the former Belgian Prime Minister, who is now responsible coordinating the European Union parliament's Brexit stance, suggested there would be a price to pay should Britain wish to remain in the bloc.

Global Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice
Author: 0 Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice

Trump and his wife, Melania , visited with Scalise late Wednesday. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she favors more money for the U.S. "He is grateful for the fearless actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders, and colleagues". Speaking on the House floor, Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., issued a call to "replace the hateful rhetoric and resistance with respect".

Author: 0 Former Tory PM John Major intervenes over 'fragile' DUP deal

Macron said the door was "always open" for Britain to remain in the European Union as long as the negotiations on Brexit have not finished. Brexit minister David Davis has insisted the approach to the European Union divorce has not changed, but May has recognised that a broader consensus needs to be built for Brexit and has made clear she would listen to all wings of the party on the issue.

Global Trump slams widening Mueller probe
Author: 0 Trump slams widening Mueller probe

Looks like that fact changed shortly after Trump fired him for "that Russian Federation thing". Anti-Trumpers want him to drop the axe to show that Trump really is the norm-destroying ogre that they've suspected he was, ready to obstruct justice in Nixonian fashion within his first six months in office.

Global Scalise will remain in the hospital for 'some time'
Author: 0 Scalise will remain in the hospital for 'some time'

Three of Hodgkinson's five victims remain hospitalized, including Scalise, who is in critical condition after being shot in the hip; he needs to undergo another round of surgery. Also shot were a congressional staffer and members of the Capitol police force. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) was injured after diving into the dugout during the incident.

Global Australia announces new gun amnesty
Author: 0 Australia announces new gun amnesty

The government believes there are as many as 260,00 illicit weapons on the streets, and with the threat of extremist attacks and a spate of gangland shootings, it wants to minimise the danger. "There is no cost involved with handing in firearms or related items for destruction, and outside of the amnesty period, anyone caught with an unregistered firearm could face a fine of up to $280,000, up to 14 years in jail, and a criminal record", he said.

Author: 0 London fire death toll rises as calls for accountability grow louder

The search for residents of Grenfell Tower, which was ravaged by a fire in the early hours of yesterday morning, is still underway. "As a service, we would like to reassure our communities that this type of fire is rare and that high-rise buildings are created to resist fire, stop the spread of smoke and provide a safe means of escape".

Global Trump Will Not Attend Congressional Baseball Game
Author: 0 Trump Will Not Attend Congressional Baseball Game

One Capitol Hill police officer suffered a gunshot wound and another officer twisted an ankle and was released from a hospital, police said. Sue Hodgkinson spoke to reporters Thursday outside her IL home. One day after a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice for members of the Republican congressional delegation, the party's team will go forward with plans to play a squad of rival Democrats amid concerns over the intensity of the partisan fervor in the United States.

Global Peterborough charity heads to London to aid Grenfell Tower fire victims
Author: 0 Peterborough charity heads to London to aid Grenfell Tower fire victims

Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said some victims may remain unidentified and warned the process will likely take "a considerable period of time". Grenfell Tower is a 24-story public housing complex owned by the local government in the Kensington and Chelsea borough. Others gathered seeking news of the missing.

Author: 0 UK PM eyes deal to prop up minority government

Without a so-called confidence and supply deal with the DUP , her party risks losing the vote next week on the Queen's Speech. Ahead of the meeting with May, Sinn Fein Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill said that any deal between the Conservatives and the DUP in Westminster can not be allowed to stand in the way of the Good Friday Agreement, which sets out the power-sharing process in Northern Ireland .

Global Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes
Author: 0 Secret Service says it does not have any White House tapes

Kennedy ". The Secret Service said it does not have "audio copies or transcripts" of any recordings taken within the Trump White House, according to the Journal , which filed a freedom of information request. Trump has previously threatened to release tape recordings of his conversations, before being forced to admit such tapes did not exist. At a press conference Friday, Trump said he would reveal whether he had taped his conversations with Comey "in the very near future" and "over a ...

Author: 0 Deputy AG Rosenstein: Special counsel will have 'full independence' for Russia probe

Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, declined to comment on Ruddy's remarks. JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, you mentioned the special counsel, Robert Mueller . But Comey did lay out facts that a prosecutor could use to try to prove obstruction, as NPR's Domenico Montanaro noted . Whilst the White House declared that Comey was sacked over his handling of the controversy of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, Trump contradicted the statement.

Author: 0 Shooter James Hodgkinson Dead; Leftist Trump-Hater Duped by "Collusion" Conspiracies

On Facebook , Hodgkinson was a member of a group called "Terminate the Republican Party", a fact that seemed to take on new meaning in light of an account from South Carolina Rep. Let me be clear as I can be. Sen. Sanders has released a statement about the shooter, saying "violence of any kind is unacceptable". The modest, rectangular clapboard farm house sits amid fields of young corn and budding soy.

Global Passenger tried to enter the cockpit on Malaysia Airlines flight
Author: 0 Passenger tried to enter the cockpit on Malaysia Airlines flight

A late-night Malaysian Airlines flight to Kuala Lumpur was forced to return to Melbourne and make an emergency landing after a man threatened to blow up the plane. Dramatic photographs taken by other passengers on board the flight showed heavily armed security personnel boarding the plane after its return to Melbourne .

Global Emergency Surgery: Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Virginia Shooting
Author: 0 Emergency Surgery: Steve Scalise In Critical Condition After Virginia Shooting

Majority Whip Steve Scalise is "in some trouble, but he's a great fighter and he's going to be OK, we hope", Trump said at the White House . The gunman, identified by law officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout. Rep. Rodney Davis of downstate IL was just yards from the gunman who opened fire at a congressional baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday morning, an attack he blames on the "hateful" tone of politics in the country.

Author: 0 Korea willing to enter talks if North stops nuclear, missile tests: Moon

South Korea is reporting a recent uptick in the number of defections from the North, though military defections don't occur very often. "I use this opportunity to once again urge the North". "Taking the initiative to create the conditions for dialogue will be the crux of the new administration's foreign policy and security", said an expert on inter-Korean relations who was part of Moon's presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Jeff Sessions Knocked 'Hysteria' Out of Kamala Harris, Former Trump Adviser Says

But as much as that, it was a way for the good ol' boys club of the Senate to preserve its own testicular privilege-as their colleagues worked out a secret health care bill sure to strip health care options from women-even if, in the sexist language these senators might understand, Harris had the biggest balls of the them all.

Author: 0 Putin makes fun of Comey's testimony about Trump

Putin who could not resist poking fun at America said that Comey's release of records of his conversations with President Donald Trump equated to being an activist, like former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden , who lives in Russian Federation under asylum.

Author: 0 Trump longtime pal says he may fire special counsel Robert Mueller

At 7:34AM ET, Newt Gingrich tweeted: "Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair". Said Ryan: "I know Bob Mueller". The move would be Nixonian. But, what it does is take this special counsel investigation all the way into the Oval Office - a place where it hasn't gone before.

Global India moves up six places to rank 60 in Global Innovation Index
Author: 0 India moves up six places to rank 60 in Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index ( GII ), co-authored by Cornell University , French business school Insead and the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ), surveys 127 economies, indexing their innovative activity by using metrics like patent filings, education spend and market sophistication.

Global Puerto Rican vote shows overwhelming support for USA statehood
Author: 0 Puerto Rican vote shows overwhelming support for USA statehood

Puerto Ricans will be presented with three options: Statehood, Independence/Free Association and Current Territorial Status (commonwealth). In 2012, the island opted for statehood, but Congress , the ultimate arbiter of the Puerto Rico's bid for statehood, never picked up the matter.

Author: 0 Putin jokes about offering Comey asylum

Therefore, if Comey is persecuted in United States that we would be ready to offer political asylum to former FBI Director. During the broadcast, Russian public television showed a string of questions critical of Putin on screen, with the unusual move drawing bemused comments online.

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