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Author: 0 Top US diplomat asks for "flexibility" as Congress passes new Russian Federation sanctions

The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to punish Russian Federation over its alleged election meddling, passing a bill that would bar President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing existing sanctions on Moscow. "I think the bill is a very, very strong signal to Russian Federation, but it does provide the administration the flexibilities they need to conduct business", Corker told reporters.

Author: 0 Russia slams Trump's 'Cold War' policy on Cuba

This is the third major Obama-era accomplishment that has been reversed by Trump, who first repealed his predecessor's signature healthcare law "Obamacare" and then went on to announce US' withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate deal. Trump's new policy will eliminate such self-certified visits by individuals while still allowing them to be done as group tours, and also retaining some individual travel under other authorized categories such as religious, artistic and journalistic ...

Local US Cuba crackdown will choke tourism, private firms
Author: 0 US Cuba crackdown will choke tourism, private firms

Among those with Trump as he announced the policy in Little Havana were Sen. Trump yesterday was set to announce a plan to tighten rules on Americans travelling to Communist-run Cuba and significantly restrict U.S. The lengthy statement then went on to strike a conciliatory tone, saying Cuba wants to continue negotiations with the USA on a variety of subjects.

Local Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list
Author: 0 Shot US congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

Dr. Jack Sava , trauma director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center , said Friday that several operations have controlled the bleeding and Scalise's vital signs have stabilized. Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". The gunman died after being wounded in a gunfight with police.

Author: 0 Trump interviewed Mueller for FBI job day before he was tapped f

Some of Mr Trump's allies have begun questioning Mr Mueller's credibility as the investigation intensifies. But it is a line of thinking that is making its way to the president's ears. In an earlier hearing Tuesday before a Senate appropriations subcommittee, Rosenstein said Mueller will have the "full independence he needs to conduct that investigation", and that he has not spoken to Mueller about the substance of the investigation since appointing him.

Author: 0 President Trump confirms he is under investigation

Rosenstein wrote the memo laying out the case for new leadership at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Rosenstein took over the Russian Federation probe soon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself . - "Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russian Federation are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?" At a ceremony last month to welcome Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand , the Justice Department's third-ranking official, ...

Local US keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation
Author: 0 US keeps effort to shield young immigrants from deportation

But late Thursday Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly quietly announced the decision to keep DACA at the bottom of a fact sheet release declaring the end to a similar , but never-implemented program meant to shield immigrant parents of USA citizens and legal residents from deportation.

Author: 0 Steve Scalise's shooter had a list with names of other congress members

His detail, which was eventually joined by Alexandria Police and other first responders, fended off the shooter, James Hodgkinson of IL, killing him in the subsequent gunfight. Despite the shooting , the congressional baseball game went forward Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington . The offices of both senators - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth - turned over the emails to Capitol Police and declined to offer specifics about their content.

Author: 0 Louisiana House budget offer panned by Senate

But senators are openly questioning whether a broad health care bill can come out of the upper chamber this year. President Donald Trump is meeting congressional leaders on Tuesday to push for efforts to overhaul the US healthcare and tax systems, as investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign weigh on his administration.

Local Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'
Author: 0 Rep. Scalise's Condition Upgraded to 'Serious'

A motive for the attack is still under investigation, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies said in a statement Friday. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican whose 12th Congressional District covers the Belleville area, has said Hodgkinson contacted his offices a number of times , but none of the communication seemed threatening, according to Bost spokesman George O'Connor.

Local Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap
Author: 0 Trump making case for apprenticeships to fill jobs gap

Last year, the NRAEF was awarded a $1.8 million contract by the Department of Labor to create a hospitality apprenticeship program in conjunction with the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Flynn said. On Monday Durbin and others who gathered for a press conference in Chicago painted a grim picture for job possibilities for young people without a high school diploma.

Author: 0 Trump thrusts US, Cuba back to hostile relations

Online lodging booker Airbnb was allowed into Cuba, and commercial flights between the USA and Cuba resumed after more than half a century. This is at best what former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes called a "tragic irony", given the Trump administration's "complete lack of concern for human rights around the world".

Author: 0 Newt Gingrich's stance on Special Counsel Robert Mueller will give you whiplash

Trump was especially outraged by Comey's admission last week that he had leaked a memo with details of his interactions with the president in hopes of spurring the appointment of a special counsel. If Mr Mueller's investigation touches on the president's business interests, including allegations of Russian financial entanglements, Weissmann would be the kind of experienced legal hand best suited for the job.

Author: 0 World's top 3 make history, miss cut

Open history, eclipsing Johnny Miller's 8-under 63 in 1973. Regardless of the weather, it didn't take long for the 24-year-old Thomas to understand the significance of his record round. However, while the world's top three are making other plans for the weekend after missing the cut, college amateur Cameron Champ is proving that massive tee shots can still help get the job done on the long, links-style layout.

Local Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders
Author: 0 Shooter of Republican lawmakers a fan of leftist Sanders

She agreed to speak to the press only if they would leave her property afterward, the deputy had told reporters beforehand. He said a sense of community and generally friendly demeanor is common throughout the area, which, he added, seems to be becoming more of a destination.

Author: 0 Rosenstein privately mulls recusal from Russian Federation probe

Mr. Trump on Friday appeared to confirm that he was under investigation for firing former FBI Director James Comey . Mueller's probe recently expanded to include obstruction of justice charges against Trump , possible financial crimes of the president's associates and Kushner's business dealings.

Author: 0 GJM Supporters Clash With Police in Darjeeling

They (GJM) have connections with underground insurgent groups of the north east. I urge the insurgents not to extend support to GJM to destabilise West Bengal . "She had made similar allegations against the Indian Army as well", Shah told a press conference when asked about Banerjee dubbing the ongoing agitation in Darjeeling "a deep-rooted conspiracy".

Author: 0 The North Korea detainee's final moments of freedom

Warmbier's release came as former USA basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the nuclear-armed country where he met leader Kim Jong Un on previous visits. Yun demanded his release, the White House claimed . "Earlier this year, Cindy and I decided the time for strategic patience was over, and we made a few media appearances and traveled to Washington to meet with Ambassador Joe Yun at the State Department ", explained Fred , according to ...

Author: 0 Chris Ruddy: President Trump Is Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

What's more , in order to accomplish that wrecking operation, the president would probably have to fire Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who entrusted the Russian Federation investigation to Mueller after Atty. "(Mueller) will be closely watched", Starr writes. But by Sunday, Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow refused to promise that the president would not fire Mueller.

Local Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot
Author: 0 Steve Scalise Still In Critical Condition After Being Shot

Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson was later shot by police and died thereafter. "He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement". In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie, Democrat Mike Doyle, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his Republican counterpart Joe Barton to put in Mr Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats.

Local Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack
Author: 0 Baseball Gunman Had List of GOP Congressmen in Pocket During Attack

Hodgkinson arrived in Alexandria from Belleville, Illinois. She said her estranged husband had sold nearly everything from his business before leaving. "I go down to the post office quite often, and he would be there collecting signatures on things he was for, and if you weren't of his opinion, he'd be very agitated", McClenahan said.

Author: 0 GOP Rep. Suggests Lawmakers Should Be Able to Carry Guns After Shooting

Its timing, coming after Wednesday's shooting, made it all the more disturbing. The incident rattled Hill staffers as lawmakers, some still wearing team jerseys and holding their cleats, returned to their offices. "President Donald Trump visited Scalise in the hospital, afterward tweeting in part: "... "But even if they are political, we all need to understand that we sometimes need to lower the rhetoric in political circles, and in the media, that does not raise the fears and the ...

Local More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal
Author: 0 More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

The fire, which has yet to be controlled, is already one of the deadliest forest fires in Portugal in decades. Gomes earlier said all 19 of the people then confirmed dead were civilians. Valdemar Alves, mayor of Pedrogao Grande, said: "This is a region that has had fires because of its forests, but we can not remember a tragedy of these proportions".

Author: 0 Polls open for French parliamentary election

The poll had a margin of error of between 1.4 and 3.1 percent as allies of 39-year-old Macron look to provide strong parliamentary support following his groundbreaking presidential success in May. With only four seats filled in last week's first round, 573 of the National Assembly's 577 members will be elected in today's run-off contests. "Looking for an opposition desperately", read the front page of Le Parisian newspaper on Saturday.

Author: 0 Arrests in Minnesota Clashes after Castile Cop's Acquittal

Antho. Prosecutors questioned whether Yanez had even seen it, and witnesses testified that it was in a pocket of Castile's shorts when paramedics pulled him from the vehicle. An attorney for Mr Yanez, Mr Earl Gray, praised the verdict. Outside the courthouse, Castile's mother said Yanez got away with murder. Castile was shot with Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

Local 'Excellent' prognosis for legislator hurt in shooting
Author: 0 'Excellent' prognosis for legislator hurt in shooting

Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. In a final flourish of bipartisan camaraderie, Democrat Mike Doyle, his team's manager, accepted the trophy, then gave it to his Republican counterpart Joe Barton to put in Mr Scalise's office on behalf of the Democrats.

Local Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving - doctor
Author: 0 Shot US congressman still 'critical' but improving - doctor

Jack Sava, director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Scalise was undergoing another surgical procedure on Thursday . "While we know there will be hard and challenging days ahead for Matt and our family, the phsycians and specialists at Matt's side expect a full recovery", the statement said.

Author: 0 FBI Finds 'Hit List' On Body of Alexandria Shooter

The doctor said Scalise has been sedated although the dosage has been turned down to allow him to respond to family members. Predicting when the congressman would be released from the hospital was hard, the doctor said, adding that "he will require a period of healing and of rehabilitation".

Local Condition upgraded for congressman shot during baseball practice
Author: 0 Condition upgraded for congressman shot during baseball practice

But at a news conference, Pelosi bristled at comments made by a few Republicans and conservative activists who blamed heated Democratic rhetoric for the incident. This person was not authorized to speak publicly about the case and spoke on condition of anonymity. Senior White House officials who briefed reporters before the announcement said Obama's overtures had enriched Cuba's military while repression increased on the island.

Local Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Over Alex Jones Interview
Author: 0 Megyn Kelly No Longer Hosting Sandy Hook Benefit Over Alex Jones Interview

Nicole Hockley , co-founder of the group Sandy Hook Promise , said she hopes Kelly and NBC reconsider the interview. After Kelly posted a teaser for the interview on Twitter this past Sunday night , Nelba Márquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana was killed in the shooting, posted a series of tweets criticizing the host for giving Jones a platform.

Local Trump announces he's under investigation
Author: 0 Trump announces he's under investigation

And as Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) declared in a tweet Thursday, "If Trump fired Mueller (he'd also have to fire Dep AG Rosenstein ), it would be an 11 on the Richter scale of #obstructionofjustice ". Comey. " Witch Hunt ", Trump wrote on Twitter , referring to his May 9 dismissal of James Comey . He said he believes Mr Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation".

Author: 0 A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to approve sanctions against Russian Federation for its alleged interference in the 2016 election. The agreement has also established a process for the Congress to review any attempt by Presidnent Donald Trump to relax, suspend or terminate the sanctions.

Author: 0 Thomas makes US Open history with stunning 63 at Erin Hills

The one thing all of these golfers have in common? Defending champion Dustin Johnson missed the cut, as did Rory McIrloy and Jason Day . But not long after he signed for his record score and an 11-under 205, he began to appreciate the significance of a 63 on this day.

Local Missing Fitzgerald sailors found in flooded compartments
Author: 0 Missing Fitzgerald sailors found in flooded compartments

Those who did not survive might have killed by the impact of the crash or drowned by the flooding, Navy spokesman Lieutenant Paul Newell said . The ACX Crystal container ship is chartered by Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and owned by Dainichi-Invest Corporation, NYK said.

Local Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'
Author: 0 Doctors Upgrade Rep. Scalise's Condition To 'Serious'

Four men, including Scalise, a police officer, a congressional aide and a lobbyist, were shot and wounded when a man identified as James Hodgkinson, opened fire on the lawmakers as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game between Republicans and Democrats.

Author: 0 Congressional Baseball Game Brings Healing To Fans & Players

Jack Sava , the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The popular annual face-off, which raises money for charity, is scheduled to go forward as planned Thursday evening at Nationals Park in Washington . U.S. politicians are playing in a charity baseball game a day after a shooting - as they practised - wounded a top Republican and three others. Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" ...

Author: 0 Patrick Reed sets early clubhouse target at rain-softened Erin Hills

But the third-round leader at the U.S. Open? "I couldn't hit it [the approach] any better if I tried". The lead, however, belonged to Brian Harman . Open opening round. Two years ago, Lovemark tied for 18th at Chambers Bay in the Open debut for the Washington state course. No other information was provided.

Local Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting
Author: 0 Virginia Governor Calls For Stricter Gun Controls After Shooting

The shooting in Alexandria is opening yet another discussion about guns in Virginia. The incident - which sent five people, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , to the hospital - began to spur questions about gun rights and gun control policies, while members of both parties condemned the violence and called for unity.

Author: 0 'His politics were his religion,' congressman says of Hodgkinson

His family said in a statement he was showing "positive results" and was expected to make a full recovery. Investigators studying Wednesday's attack at a suburban Virginia park said Thursday that shooter James Hodgkinson had obtained his rifle and handgun from licensed firearms dealers.

Local Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Jury Deadlocked on Day Three
Author: 0 Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Jury Deadlocked on Day Three

All eyes were on the jury as day four of deliberations dragged into Thursday evening in the ongoing Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The 11th juror selected, a black man in his 30s, had been a juror in a prior criminal case. According to Constand , on the night of the alleged assault she complained of tension and trouble sleeping while visiting Cosby to discuss her pursuit of a career in sports broadcasting.

Local Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list
Author: 0 Shot congressman Steve Scalise off the critical list

In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Mr Scalise was said to be "more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones". For now, Scalise remains in critical condition in the hospital's intensive care unit. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. The update comes just one day after a doctor told reporters here that Scalise is not only expected to walk again but "hopefully run" ...

Author: 0 Senate GOP's Obamacare replacement bill is 'very liberal'

The meeting also involved a discussion of more divisive policy decisions. Mnuchin recently told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that the administration wanted Congress to increase the nation's borrowing authority this summer before it heads out on the five-week late summer recess.

Author: 0 White House says Trump won't fire Mueller

Gingrich added that Trump is "actually pretty confident" in the investigation and "ultimately, he's still going to be president and this stuff is all going to go away". Ryan said the smartest thing for the president to do would be to let the investigation continue and be vindicated. "I never said I had a conversation", Ruddy said on CNN .