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Author: 0 Dems Win Congressional Baseball Game, Give Trophy to Republican Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise and the "courageous" Capitol Police officers who engaged a gunman during the congressional baseball practice shooting a day before. At the press conference Friday, Scalise's chief of staff Brett Horton read a statement from Scalise's wife Jennifer thanking everyone for their prayers and well wishes and thanking the Capitol Police officers who helped save lives at the scene.

Global Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood
Author: 0 Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

Puerto Rico's economic distress has forced the closure of schools and reduced availability of social services, as well as accelerating out-migration to the mainland from the island. Others said they'd march to show support for Puerto Rico despite disagreeing with FALN's methods. In 1992 nearly 2 million Puerto Ricans voted. That will make it hard for the governor to get Congress to pay much attention to the vote.

Global Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final
Author: 0 Sarfraz Ahmed's Etawah-based mamu roots for India in Champions Trophy final

Team India defeated Bangladesh in the second semi-final match of the ICC Champions Trophy by 9 wickets and has now reached the finals of the Champions Trophy where India will be facing its arch-enemy, Team Pakistan . "Don't wish to get into the details on who won them the games", Sohail said during a programme on a Pakistani channel. It was time, the former Pakistan all-rounder and current bowling coach felt, to end India's dominance in ICC events.

Global 6 odd things Putin said about Ukraine and U.S. during TV phone
Author: 0 6 odd things Putin said about Ukraine and U.S. during TV phone

He is not a head of the special services, but a human rights activist. "And he should know about this". According to the Russian president, the interference was carried out via diplomats among other ways. Isn't it an attempt to influence how we should behave during election campaigns? "It's been told to us by three agencies - the CIA, the NSA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

Global Egypt Hisham Barakat killing: 30 sentenced to death
Author: 0 Egypt Hisham Barakat killing: 30 sentenced to death

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced 31 people to death for murdering the country's former chief prosecutor nearly two years ago. The court referred the sentence to Grand Mufti, the country's highest Islamic official who will give the religious judgment of all preliminary death sentences.

Author: 0 Qatari businessman plans to airlift 4000 cows as blockade continues

Still, Jubeir says Saudi Arabia is willing to provide food and medical supplies through the King Salman Center, a Saudi humanitarian agency. Qatar imports mainly from the United States and Germany but also from Saudi Arabia. An embargo has also cut off food, transport and other links between the four countries and Qatar, which typically imports around 80 percent of its food from its neighbors.

Author: 0 Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

At least 70 people, including children and entire families, have been reported missing following the Grenfell Tower fire in London . "Sadly, it is expected that the total will rise and it is not expected that any survivors will be found", he said.

Global Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'
Author: 0 Donald Trump confirms obstruction of justice probe, claiming 'witch hunt'

Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, is leading an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump also asked Comey to drop an investigation into his former national security adviser Michael Flynn , according to Comey's testimony. Comey had accused Trump of firing him to try to undermine the FBI's investigation of a possible collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation in ...

Global US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Improving After Baseball Field Shooting
Author: 0 US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Improving After Baseball Field Shooting

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Rep. Steve Scalise is in worse condition than many initially realized. He added that Scalise "will be able to walk and, hopefully, run". Hodgkinson , 66, of IL, died from injuries sustained when he was shot by police, Fox News reported . In the statement, Scalise thanks Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner , who shot the suspected gunman despite both being injured themselves.

Global Anger erupts in London fire neighborhood over renovations
Author: 0 Anger erupts in London fire neighborhood over renovations

The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling on the building in the renovation that was completed in May 2016. Aluminium composite panels have been used to cover the outside of buildings for more than 40 years. They essentially consist of two thin layers of aluminium sandwiched around a lightweight insulating material.

Author: 0 Protests in London erupt at town hall over high-rise fire

The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that contractors installed a cheaper, less flame-resistant type of panelling on the building in the renovation that was completed in May 2016. While the deadly blaze at the Grenfell Tower in north Kensington has prompted an outpouring of generosity, it has also unleashed rage at the authorities as the charred tower was cast as a deadly symbol of a divided society.

Author: 0 Doctors Update Condition of Congressman Shot at Baseball Practice

Lucee Laursen of La Crosse, Wisconsin, interning in the capital for a nonprofit, said, "It's showing that we might have differences in political spheres but we come together for a good cause". The shooter was identified as James T. Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party ".

Author: 0 Protesters storm town hall after London fire

One of the organisers has read out a statement outside the town hall, while other protesters were chanting slogans, TV images from Sky News showed. "The screams were horrifying because you knew everyone needed help but you couldn't see them".

Author: 0 Almost 200 Congressional Democrats Sue Trump Over Foreign Payments

He pointed out that in the lawsuit filed on behalf of Trump competitors, the Justice Department argued that Congress had special capacity to deal with questions related to emoluments. Trump chose to maintain ownership of his company - the Trump Organization - after becoming president but announced in January that he would hand it over to his sons Donald Trump Jr.

Author: 0 Protesters demand justice after deadly London blaze

Cundy said it could take a number of weeks to complete the search of the tower. Grenfell Tower was home to about 600 people and whole families remain missing after the fire, which forced residents to flee through black smoke down the single stairwell, jump out of windows or even drop their children to safety.

Global Scott Pruitt Leaves G7 Climate Meeting More Than A Day Early
Author: 0 Scott Pruitt Leaves G7 Climate Meeting More Than A Day Early

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined to endorse an worldwide statement backing the Paris Agreement on climate change in order to "appease" U.S. Mr Gove said he wanted to enhance the environment and also ensure the United Kingdom continued to produce high quality food, adding the best means to do that was to "exercise appropriate humility and listen and learn".

Global Afghan Soldier Opens Fire on US Troops in Northern Afghanistan; 4 Hurt
Author: 0 Afghan Soldier Opens Fire on US Troops in Northern Afghanistan; 4 Hurt

Unconfirmed reports earlier indicated at least four U.S. soldiers were killed and as many were wounded in the attack. The motive for the incident and the identity of the foreign forces is not known yet. It was the second insider "blue on blue" attack in a week, after an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on U.S. soldiers and killed three of them last Saturday.

Author: 0 US lawmakers back at work after shooting, congressman still hospitalized

Capitol Police, who provided security for the practice, killed the shooter, identified by authorities as James Hodgkinson, 66, from Belleville, Ill . "Many lives would have been lost if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol Police officers who took down the gunman despite sustaining gunshot wounds during a very, very brutal assault", he said.

Author: 0 Trump Appears to Confirm That He's Being Personally Investigated

The White House confirmed that Mueller was among the candidates Trump interviewed to replace Comey. In fact, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president's tweets should be taken seriously. Amid stirrings earlier this week that Trump was possibly considering the idea of firing Mueller, it was Rosenstein who testified before a congressional hearing that such an act could not be taken without specific cause.

Author: 0 Donald Trump has 'no intention' to fire Mueller

Trump's allies have begun raising questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's impartiality - he's a former FBI director who has worked with fired FBI Director James Comey - and floating the idea that Trump might replace him. And Comey also admitted that President Trump had been correct to state that Comey had told him on three occasions that he was not under investigation himself in the broad Russian inquiry, adding that Trump had encouraged him to investigate any other ...

Author: 0 May faces Brexit strategy fight amid political turmoil

The DUP and Conservatives were close to reaching agreement to enable Theresa May to form a minority government and the talks were not in trouble, according to DUP sources. then having lost that gamble pursuing a hard Brexit path", Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said. "This is the first time I have been here without (former Deputy First Minister) Martin McGuinness and we also gave her Martin McGuinness' resignation letter because that points out the difficulties (where) the ...

Global Queen visits London fire volunteers as locals plead for answers
Author: 0 Queen visits London fire volunteers as locals plead for answers

Reiterating the fears expressed by Scotland Yard earlier on Friday, Cundy also said there was "a risk" that the police may not be able to identify all victims of the tragedy. However the number of calls are no indicator of the actual number of individuals actually unaccounted for as numerous calls involved multiple reports about one person.

Global Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into anger
Author: 0 Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into anger

Vanezis said the best chance to identify victims may be if firefighters find bits of teeth or bone, medical devices like pacemakers or artificial implants. "If they didn't get out initially in the first few minutes, there's no way to get out, it's a trap, you can't - how are you going to get out?" According to the Times of London , the cladding's manufacturer said its use is banned in the USA on high-rise buildings "because of the fire and smoke spread".

Author: 0 London high-rise that caught fire was extremely flammable

He said police had started a criminal investigation but there was nothing to suggest "that the fire had been started deliberately ". Anne Johnson woke to screams in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and watched in horror as the west London residential block was engulfed in flames.

Global UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors
Author: 0 UK's May pledges $6.4 million for fire survivors

Prime Minister Theresa May , who has faced criticism for failing to meet survivors when she visited the scene on Thursday, has ordered a full public inquiry into the disaster in response to mounting anger that the fire might have been preventable.

Global United States defense chief warns of N. Korea
Author: 0 United States defense chief warns of N. Korea

Illustrative: A South Korean army soldier walks by a TV news program showing a file image of missiles being test-launched by North Korea , at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea , Sunday, May 14, 2017. "Respecting freedom of navigation and adhering to global norms [are] essential for peace and economic growth in the inter-linked geography of the Indo-Pacific", Mattis said.

Author: 0 Navy crew missing, skipper hurt after collision off Japan

Bryce Benson, were evacuated from the damaged vessel and are being treated at the U.S. naval hospital at Yokosuka, the home of the U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet. personnel "is being determined". The starboard side near the bridge of the 8,315-tonne Aegis-equipped Fitzgerald sustained significant damage in the collision .

Global Grenfell Tower death toll: Number of people confirmed dead rises to 30
Author: 0 Grenfell Tower death toll: Number of people confirmed dead rises to 30

She has promised to set up a public inquiry and pledged £5 million (NZ$8.8 million) to help the victims. At least 30 people have been confirmed killed and dozens more are feared dead in the London tower block fire , police said on Friday, as firefighters continued searching for bodies amid outrage over the use of cladding blamed for spreading the flames.

Author: 0 Korea fires multiple anti-ship missiles: S. Korean military

According to Pyongyang's propaganda arm, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the new explosive is a "cruise rocket " capable of "striking any enemy group of battleships". The United States is increasingly concerned about the nuclear-armed North's missile capability , especially its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) technology.

Global US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran
Author: 0 US Senate approves new sanctions on Russia, Iran

The Senate voted almost unanimously on Thursday to impose new sanctions on Russian Federation and Iran . He called the sanctions "ill-timed" and said the administration needs the ability to "turn that heat up" on Russian Federation, should a future situation call for it.

Author: 0 Rosenstein Warns Against Stories Citing Anonymous Sources

Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein took the unusual step Thursday of releasing a statement warning that reports citing anonymous officials are not to be trusted, suggesting that the leaks revealing the obstruction investigation into Trump did not come from the Justice Department or the special counsel.

Global UK's May rushed from area of London fire after protests
Author: 0 UK's May rushed from area of London fire after protests

London Fire Commissioner Danny Cotton said: "Crews wearing breathing apparatus have been working tirelessly in extremely hard conditions to rescue people and to bring this major fire under control". May met victims privately at a central London hospital on Friday and had expressed her sorrow on television on Thursday after meeting emergency services personnel.

Global Protestors Interrupt Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR on Friday
Author: 0 Protestors Interrupt Public Theater's JULIUS CAESAR on Friday

Rebel TV's Laura Loomer was arrested after interrupting the play during a key scene where a Trump lookalike is viciously stabbed and assassinated. The crowd mainly yelled for her to get off the stage or booed as she compared the production to ISIS and yelled "shame!" "You are all Goebbels, you are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels ", the man said as he pointed at the audience.

Author: 0 Grim search at London blaze site continues as anger mounts

I don't really think it is appropriate to be talking about whether people have humanity or not. Media reports have said about 70 people are expected to have been killed, although police have not confirmed this. Local people have contrasted the style of Mrs May's private visit with those of London mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was seen with his arm round the shoulders of people affected by the disaster.

Global Londoners Can't Hide Anger in Aftermath of 'Avoidable' Tower Fire
Author: 0 Londoners Can't Hide Anger in Aftermath of 'Avoidable' Tower Fire

In addition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for an interim report on the fire to be published this summer. "I have friends in the tower and they are not telling us anything", Salwa Buamani , a protester, told AFP. The area surrounding the council-owned tower has been plastered by desperate relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children, and large numbers of volunteers were assisting survivors.

Global About $4 million raised for London fire victims
Author: 0 About $4 million raised for London fire victims

Hundreds of protesters also marched on Whitehall, central London , to voice their frustration at the Government's response to the fire , which ripped through the tower block in north Kensington on Wednesday morning. Prime Minister Theresa May promised an investigation and she planned to visit the site on Thursday. Officials warn that no further survivors are likely to be found.

Author: 0 Fears, frustrations grow as death toll in London building fire rises

The Metropolitan Police said on Friday that at least 30 people were known to have died in the Grenfell Tower blaze, including one person who died in hospital. Engineering experts and fire safety specialists believe the building's exterior cladding may have quickly fueled the blaze, overwhelming fire protection devices.

Global Trump Train Continues Roll Over Obama-era Policies; This Time It's Cuba
Author: 0 Trump Train Continues Roll Over Obama-era Policies; This Time It's Cuba

Speaking in Little Havana, the epicenter of anti-Castro movements in Miami , Trump said rules on American travel to Cuba will be tightened, but airlines and cruise ships will continue to visit the Caribbean island. It will also enforce stricter bans on Americans travelling there as tourists - a policy that will have major ramifications. "Economic practices that benefit the Cuban military at the expense of the Cuban people will soon be coming to an end #BetterDealforCuba", Sen.

Global Trump Cuba policy reversal means few immediate changes
Author: 0 Trump Cuba policy reversal means few immediate changes

Trump's declaration in a crowded, sweltering auditorium was a direct rebuke to Obama , for whom the diplomatic opening with Cuba was a central accomplishment of his presidency. Havana, however, said it was willing to hold "respectful dialog" with Washington . Trump is barring Americans from doing business with the island's GAESA business conglomerate , which is linked to the Cuban military.

Global USA tightens sanctions grip on Russian Federation
Author: 0 USA tightens sanctions grip on Russian Federation

It also is unique because it is the first major piece of foreign policy legislation the Senate has considered this year to command so much support from both sides of the aisle. A frequently polarized Senate found common ground Thursday as Republicans and Democrats joined forces to approve a sweeping sanctions bill that punishes longtime adversaries Iran and Russian Federation with an array of financial penalties.

Author: 0 Grenfell Tower fire: Protests as anger grows

Her husband has told Lucas that Isaac "has gone to god". The tower is in the North Kensington neighbourhood, a working-class, multi-ethnic area next to some of the richest neighbourhoods in Britain. A neighbour who posted pictures of one of the victims of the Grenfell Tower blaze on social media after opening a body bag at the scene has been jailed for three months.

Author: 0 Trump may 'terminate' Russian Federation probe investigator, says president's pal

Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey , and now may fire special counsel Robert Mueller who is also conducting an investigation into Trump's Russian Federation connections. Donald Trump has called the ongoing investigation a "witch hunt", a "hoax" and an excuse by Democrats for why they lost the presidential race. The possibility that Trump might at some point want to fire Mueller has to be viewed quite seriously.

Author: 0 Crooked Hill Road exit sign altered to read Crooked Hillary

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller was investigating Trump for obstruction of justice for firing FBI Director James Comey . Comey said during congressional testimony last week that he interpreted the president's statement about the Flynn investigation as a "directive".

Global Serbia 1-1 Wales: Mitrovic leveller denies depleted Welsh three points
Author: 0 Serbia 1-1 Wales: Mitrovic leveller denies depleted Welsh three points

Ramsey looked to have win it with 10 minutes remaining but his close-range effort was deflected just wide and Wales would have to settle for an unwanted record of five consecutive draws. Some of us are new players but I think we're a million miles away from the team that turned out that night. It was a huge call from the official and one that Ramsey was determined to make the most of in style as he stepped forward and casually dinked the ball into the corner of the net, leaving Stojkovic ...

Author: 0 May offers 5-mn-pound support package for London fire victims

London Police have launched an investigation to determine whether any crimes contributed to the blaze. Extensive damage is seen to the Grenfell Tower block which was destroyed in a disastrous fire , in north Kensington , West London , Britain June 16, 2017 .

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