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Global Congressional charity baseball game practice shooting update
Author: 0 Congressional charity baseball game practice shooting update

After it was confirmed James Hodgkinson shot Scalise and four others during a practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, Sen. She said she and her husband haven't been together since March. "I've known him pretty well all of my life", he said. And he was just as politically active online as he was in person. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said that Hodgkinson had volunteered for his presidential campaign and denounced the shooting.

Global Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'
Author: 0 Trump tweets: 'I am being investigated for firing the Federal Bureau of Investigation director'

The New York Times has gone to court to try to get copies of documents created by fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump . The latest outburst by Mr Trump followed news that vice president Mike Pence has hired a lawyer in connection with the FBI's investigation. Pence tapped far-from-average lawyer Richard Cullen, who litigated the 1980s Iran-Contra scandal, the Watergate affair and the 2000 vote recount in Florida.

Author: 0 US sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N Korea

The South's military blamed the North for the incursions. Despite a consistent United States military presence in his backyard, Kim has defiantly continued to march toward developing a long-range nuclear missile. response from several lawmakers. "At least I know China tried!" Warmbier's family said the 22-year-old college student died Monday, days after his release from North Korea.

Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia election in blow to anti-Trump effort

That's what Karen Handel supporters chanted after she crushed Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special election Tuesday in Georgia's 6th congressional district. And we will fight. Republican operatives say that 98 percent of voters in the 6th District already had an impression of Pelosi when they conducted their first internal poll, and she was 35 points underwater.

Author: 0 In Georgia, Handel thanks Trump and reaches out to Democrats

Indeed the string of special election wins, especially in Georgia, sent a powerful message to Republicans that they must be doing something right, even though Trump's approval ratings are low by historical standards and the GOP has yet to notch a single major legislative accomplishment on Capitol Hill.

Global Trump's state visit to United Kingdom not mentioned in Queen's speech
Author: 0 Trump's state visit to United Kingdom not mentioned in Queen's speech

May's program for government was largely restricted to the technical work of making sure Brexit can happen: a bill that sets out how the government will transpose huge swathes of European Union law into British law and separate bills on related topics such as immigration, customs and fisheries.

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Author: 0 "Assassination list" with Republican names found on James Hodgkinson's body

He was invested in liberal politics and volunteered for Bernie Sanders' campaign. When asked whether he had become fed up with the political system, she said: "probably". "I just want you all to go away and leave my neighbors in peace". "He was just a very calm, rational person, I thought", he said. "Let me be as clear as I can be".

Global Conservatives forge government with DUP help
Author: 0 Conservatives forge government with DUP help

He also said with his impressive performance in the General Election he would now be able to attract some of the Labour Party's biggest names to the Shadow Cabinet. Following David Cameron's Brexit debacle on June 23, 2016, this marks the second time in less than a year that an over-confident, Conservative Party leader has been wrongly convinced of the British electorate's readiness to support his or her political mandate.

Global Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister
Author: 0 Iran's Missile Strikes on ISIS, Strong Warning to US: Syrian Minister

In Canberra, a Defense Department statement said on Tuesday that "Australian Defense Force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats". It appeared to be Iran's first missile attack overseas in over 15 years and its first in the Syrian conflict, in which it has provided crucial support to Assad.

Global Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India
Author: 0 Fakhar, Amir star as Pakistan rout India

Under the dynamic captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed , the match displayed the incredible potential of debutants in the Pakistani cricket team including Fakhar Zaman , Hassan Ali and Shadab Khan . Pakistan's Hasan Ali holds up his award for the Golden Ball victor at the presentation after the ICC Champions Trophy final cricket match between India and Pakistan at The Oval in London on June 18, 2017.

Author: 0 Iraqi premier on anti-terror outreach to Saudi Arabia, Iran

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held talks late Friday with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about the crisis engulfing Qatar. Doha has adamantly denied those claims. Turkey has maintained good relations with Qatar as well as several of its Gulf Arab neighbours. Turkey has said it will deploy 3,000 ground troops at the base, primarily to serve as a venue for joint exercises.

Global International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi leads from the front
Author: 0 International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi leads from the front

The International Yoga Day was celebrated across the world today and indigo , for one, marked it by holding yoga sessions across 39 airports in the country. The main function in India was held in northern Indian city of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh. Connecting people from North to South from Russian Federation to Chile, Finland to South Africa, and East to West from Japan to Peru, Mongolia to the United States of America, virtually every country including Iran, Oman, Bahrain, ...

Global Macron party set for big win in France
Author: 0 Macron party set for big win in France

But he looked set to capitalise with the traditional parties in disarray after troubled presidential campaigns. The success of those parties, however, is likely to pale into insignificance should La Republique En Marche secure the mandate Macron requires to govern successfully.

Global Legal wrangling deepens over Egypt transfer of islands
Author: 0 Legal wrangling deepens over Egypt transfer of islands

Cairo argues that the two islands belong to Saudi Arabia and that Egypt was only custodian of the two Islands since the 1950s at the request of Riyadh. The agreement to transfer the islands to Saudi Arabia caused street protests previous year from many Egyptians who say their sovereignty over the islands dates back to a treaty from before Saudi Arabia was founded.

Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II speech to Parliament focuses on Brexit

Of 24 bills, eight relate to Brexit and its implications for key industries. Ross Murray, president of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA), which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses, told Farming UK: "The Immigration Bill is a chance for Government to provide clarity on how it will ensure businesses across the rural economy have access to the workers they need".

Global Queen Elizabeth II mum about Trump visit
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The comments came after the DUP warned that Prime Minister Theresa May can not take them for granted. After four terror attacks and a deadly tower block blaze that have darkened the national mood, anti-government protesters are also planning a "Day of Rage" in the streets that will converge outside parliament with temperatures forecast to hit 34 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit) - London's hottest June day since 1976.

Global Trump Fighting Back Against Russia Investigation
Author: 0 Trump Fighting Back Against Russia Investigation

To indicate that a full scale investigation has been launched, all eyes will be on Rosenstein's actions, as well as evidence of a grand jury subpoenaing key White House aides with a focus on Trump. "And that's the president, in his 140 characters, through his significant social media platform ... telling everybody, 'Wow, look at the irony here'".

Global Queen Elizabeth II outlines government program
Author: 0 Queen Elizabeth II outlines government program

If she doesn't get enough votes then either Corbyn will have the chance to form a government or we face another general election. The Queen concluded her speech by telling the assembled members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords: "I pray that the blessing of Almighty God may rest upon your counsel".

Author: 0 Talks begin over British divorce from European Union

We also agreed on how we will structure our talks. Some 9 months later, on March 29, 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which deals with exit from the European Union, initiating a two-year process of negotiations with Brussels .

Author: 0 Trump decries 'brutal' North Korea as student dies

There was no immediate word from the family about why relatives declined an autopsy, which may have shed more light on the cause of the neurological injuries that left him in a coma. The North Korean government has vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. "All those that wish to join his family in celebrating his life are cordially invited", a funeral home, the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, said.

Global Queen's Speech focuses on Brexit
Author: 0 Queen's Speech focuses on Brexit

May's programme for government was largely restricted to the technical work of making sure Brexit can happen: a bill that sets out how the government will transpose huge swathes of European Union law into British law and separate bills on related topics such as immigration, customs and fisheries.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech: Corbyn attacks 'Government without majority'

Missing from the speech is news of President Trump's much anticipated state visit , which had been pencilled in for October. May has resisted calls to resign and is hoping for the support of the DUP's 10 MPs to boost her tally of 317 seats in the 650-seat parliament, but a deal has proved elusive so far.

Author: 0 Crowd Bursts Into 'Trump' Chant When Handel Thanks POTUS in Victory Speech

During her speech, Handel gave a "special thanks to the president of the United States of America", setting off raucous cheers and chants of " Trump! ". The 55-year-old Handel is a former Georgia secretary of state. On the other hand, it's equally true that over the last 25 years, no Democrat has ever come close to seriously competing in this red district - formally represented by the likes of Newt Gingrich and Tom Price - and this special election was easily the closest contest Georgia's ...

Author: 0 Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-heavy agenda

The speech included eight bills centered on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, and measures to address recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, as well as last week's deadly apartment block fire. May called the snap general election in a bid to strengthen her mandate heading into the Brexit talks. But the plan spectacularly backfired, leaving her with a minority government that is now trying to form a majority with Northern Ireland's ultra-conservative DUP.

Global US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Author: 0 US imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

But the two presidents posed for photographs in the Oval Office and made brief remarks following Poroshenko's more extensive meetings with Vice President Mike Pence and the administration's top national security advisers. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement "there should be no sanctions relief until Russian Federation meets its obligations under the Minsk agreements".

Global US Hits 2 Russian Officials, Dozens More With Sanctions
Author: 0 US Hits 2 Russian Officials, Dozens More With Sanctions

Poroshenko - who is viewed as an enemy to Russian leaders in Moscow - was scheduled to "drop by" a meeting with President Donald Trump and national security adviser H.R. "I think that it is unfortunate that Russian Federation chose the path of general aggression against its neighbor Ukraine [and] against the Unites States with its cyber-hacking".

Author: 0 Prez Polls: Kovind meets Advani and Joshi as BJP attempts impressive victory

The Sena decision significantly comes a day after Thackeray stated it was not interested in backing Kovind if his candidature is aimed at garnering Dalit votes. In that case, a renewed friendship with the BJP could give Mr Kumar more leverage over Lalu, his often-garrulous ally. The Sena leader said he hoped Kovind will do well for the country's people as the next President.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech unveils Brexit-focused agenda at troubled time

It is customary for the Queen to list state visits during the speech, and the monarch did mention a visit coming up next month by Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia . . The Labour leader spoke for about 30 minutes during a heated parliamentary debate following the Queen's Speech. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said the Queen was being kept informed about the Duke.

Global Yoga in life as important as salt in food: PM Modi
Author: 0 Yoga in life as important as salt in food: PM Modi

In the last three years, new yoga training institutes have developed, demand for yoga trainers and training institutes have been rising. Today, despite the rain and with over 50,000 participants, the onset of its third edition began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the importance of yoga.

Author: 0 Queen outlines United Kingdom government agenda in scaled-down speech

Sir John Major said last week that a deal risked alienating armed republicans and loyalists, and cause resentment in other parts of the United Kingdom if the government made promises to spend large amounts of public money. Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government is struggling to form a deal with the hard right DUP, internally divided over how complete the UK's break with the European Union should be, still reeling from a disastrous General Election and coming to terms with a worsening ...

Global Rains lash Lucknow ahead of Modi's yoga event
Author: 0 Rains lash Lucknow ahead of Modi's yoga event

Today, despite the rain and with over 50,000 participants, the onset of its third edition began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking on the importance of yoga. Modi, who credits his strict yoga regime for his ability to work long hours on little sleep, has been spearheading an initiative to reclaim the practice as an historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014.

Author: 0 Watch crowd shout 'Trump! Trump! Trump!' at victory speech

Republicans were victorious Tuesday in special elections in Georgia and SC, with voters sending Karen Handel and Ralph Norman to the House of Representatives. But while Republicans were facing a sobering reminder of their president's poor approval ratings, Handel steadied the ship in a district that only narrowly backed Trump in last November's vote.

Author: 0 Queen's Speech: May's priority is 'best possible' Brexit deal

May has resisted calls to resign and is hoping for the support of the DUP's 10 MPs to boost her tally of 317 seats in the 650-seat parliament, but a deal has proved elusive so far. Also absent were key pledges the Conservatives had given in their manifesto for the recent election which analysts said had bombed with the electorate - such as reform of social care for the elderly and more shake-ups in schools.

Global Is President Trump Under Investigation? Here's What We Know
Author: 0 Is President Trump Under Investigation? Here's What We Know

Sukelow subsequently did tell Wallace that Trump was being investigated by the Special Counsel when he was asked, in reference to Trump's tweet , if the President thought Rosenstein had done anything wrong. Comey has since said he suspects the circumstances of his firing will be scrutinized by Mueller, putting pressure on Trump's supporters to deny any illegal intent - critical to an obstruction of justice case.

Global Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event
Author: 0 Yoga practitioners pause to stretch and pose for int'l event

TheIndo-Tibetan Border Police celebrated 3rd International Yoga Day on high altitude in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh on Wednesday. The celebration also hosted a unique performance of Chinese Taichi, Kongfu and Yoga together as a synchronised dance sequence to open the event.

Author: 0 Trump Tweets He Is Under Investigation - His Lawyer Says He Isn't

Trump refers to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , the man leading the federal investigation. Public perception aside, being the subject of an investigation is also debilitating because of the time it takes to defend oneself, the financial burden of retaining lawyers (and, for a public official, retaining press agents who can deal with the media frenzy), and the anxiety that makes it hard to focus on one's job and other responsibilities.

Author: 0 Security high at Brussels stations after man exploded device

The man had been known to the police, but not for terrorism-related activity. The witness added that though it wasn't a big explosion, the impact was great. Soon after, authorities confirmed that a man, believed to be in his 30s, was in their soldiers immediately after the explosion there on Tuesday night.

Global Wounded Congressman Scalise sends Father's Day message
Author: 0 Wounded Congressman Scalise sends Father's Day message

In addition to Scalise and Agent Bailey, lobbyist Matt Mika, Agent Crystal Griner and congressional staffer Zach Barth were all injured in the baseball attack. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", according to a statement from MedStar Washington Hospital Center .

Author: 0 Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

However, the Supreme Court has made a decision to take on the controversial issue starting in October. Wisconsin Democrats are concerned that redistricting practices, such as the plan that took place in their state in 2011, could violate voters' democratic rights.

Author: 0 Queen to outline UK government plans

On Friday, DUP leader Arlene Foster said it was "right and proper" that her party would vote for May's legislative agenda, known as the Queen's Speech. Instead, the Conservatives lost seats and May still hasn't secured a deal with another party to insure Parliament will back the government's agenda.

Global Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque
Author: 0 Philippines condemns attack near United Kingdom mosque

In a statement on behalf of the family, Osborne's nephew Ellis Osborne, 26, said: "We are massively shocked; it's unbelievable, it still hasn't really sunk in". The larger Finsbury Park Mosque , which was once associated with several extremist preachers before it was shut down and reformed, is located nearby.

Author: 0 Dozens killed and wounded in attack on regional Afghanistan police HQ

Doctors at a hospital in Gardez city said that 30 people were also wounded, 20 of whom are civilians. Danish said the vehicle bomber opened the way for other attackers to enter the compound. Such "indoor" attacks, in which Afghan soldiers or policemen return their weapons against members of the global coalition responsible for them, is a recurring nightmare for Western forces in Afghanistan.

Author: 0 Michigan airport evacuated after police officer injured

Bishop International Airport was evacuated and is closed. The police officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is stable, David Kaiser, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police, told CNN. He says he saw a man detained by police and a knife on the ground. Ken Brown, a witness to the Flint airport stabbing , told MLive that he saw the police officer bleeding from the neck and on his hands and knees on the floor.

Global Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text
Author: 0 Chelsea Clinton: Steve Bannon of 'fat shamed' Spicer in text

Beleaguered White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has been mostly absent from the public eye recently. "You'll always want more , and that's fair, I mean, it's your right", he said. It will certainly be interesting to see if and how the White House communications office evolves, particularly if Spicer is replaced as press secretary.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's family declines autopsy for United States student released by North Korea

His family did not give a cause of his death but said in a statement on Monday that the "awful torturous mistreatment" Warmbier endured while in custody meant "no other outcome was possible". Those who typically do travel from China, where tour groups market trips to adventure-seekers. Wyoming City Schools released a statement saying it was "deeply saddened" by his death.

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