• Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block James Comey testimony
Trump not planning to invoke executive privilege to block James Comey testimony

It would not work. What is executive privilege? It's not written down in any federal statute, and it's not part of the rules of evidence. While the justices said conversations between presidents and top aides were presumed confidential, they said the privilege is not absolute.

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  • No Ukrainians among dead in London fire - embassy
No Ukrainians among dead in London fire - embassy

Another onlooker, 32-year-old James Wood, told NBC News that he saw kids in one of the rooms "at the window screaming for help" until the "room eventually went up in flames". By 5 p.m., it was still not clear how many people were able to escape the fire and how many others were still missing. Residents had raised concerns about the safety ...

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  • Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12
Death toll from London apartment block fire rises to 12

Hours after the fire broke out , a plume of smoke can be seen from miles away. She said: "People were starting to appear at the windows, frantically banging and screaming". The Australian High Commission in London is making inquiries to determine whether any Australians have been affected by the fire. It was fire up, up, up.

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  • Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean'
Trump Calls Health Care Bill He Celebrated in the Rose Garden 'Mean'

But his call for more funding could make it more hard to sell the bill to House Republicans, who will meet with senators if the bill passes the Senate to reconcile the differences between the two legislative bodies. "Make no mistake about it", Pence said to an audience of federal employees at the Department of Health and Human Services, "Presid...

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  • Death toll in London tower fire rises to 12
Death toll in London tower fire rises to 12

Founder Haley Yearwood wrote: "In this tight-knit community, many families have lost everything they own, whilst others have lost their lives". Some said no fire alarm sounded. The building underwent a 10 million-pound refurbishment as part of a wider transformation of the estate past year. "They don't care about fire safety".

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  • Jeff Flake recalls Virginia shooting of Steve Scalise at baseball game
Jeff Flake recalls Virginia shooting of Steve Scalise at baseball game

Scalise's office issued a statement to ABC News saying the congressman was undergoing surgery but was in stable condition. Chief Mike Brown of the Alexandria Police Department held a brief news conference at about 9:30 a.m. Flake, of Arizona, said he ran onto the field and also tried to come to Scalise's aide. Texas Rep. Roger Williams sa...

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  • Judicial Watch: Special Counsel Mueller Might Have to Go
Judicial Watch: Special Counsel Mueller Might Have to Go

White House officials and a person close to Trump's personal attorney said Trump is not planning to make any moves on Mueller. Mueller was recently appointed to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian Federation to influence the 2016 presidential election.

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  • Trump allies question Rob Mueller probe
Trump allies question Rob Mueller probe

Dianne Feinstein told Rosenstein that she believes it would be "catastrophic" if special counsel Robert Mueller were fired on the orders of President Donald Trump . I personally think it would be a very significant mistake. Allies of the President cast doubt on the idea that Mr Trump would take such a drastic step, and officials said Mr Rudd...

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  • California Congress members react to shooting that injured Steve Scalise
California Congress members react to shooting that injured Steve Scalise

Other lawmakers were stunned in the aftermath of the event, which raised questions about the security of members of Congress. Lawmakers, staff members and even the young son of one of the members ran for cover, jumping into dugouts and over fences to avoid the gunshots.

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  • President Trump: suspect in Alexandria, Va. shooting is dead
President Trump: suspect in Alexandria, Va. shooting is dead

It did not identify the victim. Flake said he thought he heard more than 50 shots fired. He paid tribute to Capitol Police for their response to the shooting, and said his "hopes and prayers" are with Mr Scalise and others who were wounded.

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  • GOP senator describes shooting in Virginia; 'People were dropping'
GOP senator describes shooting in Virginia; 'People were dropping'

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (L) as he attends a meeting with the U.S. House Deputy Whip team in the East room of the White House in Washington , U.S. It was not known the condition of the others who were shot. Two Capitol Police officers showed "incredible bravery", Brooks said, describing ...

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  • President Trump to speak on Alexandria shooting
President Trump to speak on Alexandria shooting

Witnesses described dozens of shots fired by the attacker and Capitol Police, who are normally assigned to guard Scalise due to his high position in the Congress. Trump lauded Capitol Police officers and first responders for exemplifying that spirit at the scene of the crime. "The only reason we had return fire was because Scalise had a [securi...

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  • Sen. Flake, present at DC-area shooting site, helped wounded
Sen. Flake, present at DC-area shooting site, helped wounded

Several other people were also believed to have been hit, according to a lawmaker who witnessed the shooting . The Republican lawmaker was struck in the hip, and is in stable condition. Local and Capitol Police shot at him and he died at a local hospital in the Washington , DC area. Five people, including the gunman, were shot, according ...

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing
Jeff Sessions Testifies in Senate Intelligence Hearing

Spicer, the spokesman, declined to say then that Sessions enjoyed Trump's confidence, though spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said later in the week that the president had confidence "in all of his Cabinet". Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein during Tuesday's Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. There were a lot of people at the conve...

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  • UK Supreme Court rule on N. Irish women receiving abortions on NHS
UK Supreme Court rule on N. Irish women receiving abortions on NHS

A panel of Supreme Court judges narrowly rejected the appeal in a three to two majority decision this morning in London. It seems insane that in this day and age, some women still are unable to have an abortion if they should need one, but sadly that is still the case in Ireland , where abortion is illegal under Irish laws.

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  • EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan
EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

The Commission said in a statement that despite "repeated calls for action, these three countries remain in breach of their legal obligations and have shown disregard for their commitments to Greece , Italy and other member states". European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that "for more than a year now they have not been ta...

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  • Virginia Shooting:Trump hopes full recovery of Scalise
Virginia Shooting:Trump hopes full recovery of Scalise

The gunman who opened fire on congressional Republicans during a baseball practice in Virginia Wednesday is from IL, sources told NBC News. The gunman was in custody, Brooks said . "He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics", he said. Wisconsin politicians are tweeting their support and prayers for colle...

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  • Princess Kate visits survivors of London Bridge terror attack
Princess Kate visits survivors of London Bridge terror attack

Nearly 50 people were injured in the attack, which took place in London Bridge and Borough Market area of London on June 3. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rampage, which came only two weeks after a suicide bombing in Manchester, also claimed by the terrorist group.

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  • Kabul bombing: Death toll jumps to 150, one week after attack
Kabul bombing: Death toll jumps to 150, one week after attack

Afghanistan accuses elements in Pakistan, anxious about old rival India gaining influence in Afghanistan, of providing support for militant groups like the Taliban, an accusation Pakistan denies. He called for peace talks with the group. The attackers see their chance: toppling the government would be a prize for them, and the way to do that is to...

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  • Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition
Trump says assailant in Scalise shooting has died, congressman in stable condition

Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday morning at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington . Brooks says Rep. Brad Wenstrup , a podiatrist who served as a combat surgeon in Iraq, used scissors to cut Scalise's trousers to get to his wound. "I was looking rig...

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