• Sessions vigorously denies Russian contacts
Sessions vigorously denies Russian contacts

FOR A tense two hours on June 13th Jeff Sessions , the attorney general, faced questions before the Senate intelligence committee about his dealings with Russian officials during the election campaign past year. "So I think the best advice will be to let Robert Mueller do his job ". Rosenstein said he would agree to dismiss Mueller only...

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  • Witness captures video of shooting where US congressman, four others wounded
Witness captures video of shooting where US congressman, four others wounded

The gunman , identified as James Hodgkinson III, a 66-year-old white male from IL, opened a barrage of gunfire at a congressional baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia . The shooting happened during a baseball practice for congressional Republicans. "We come out and make the nation better for it", he said. Spicer said the president an...

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  • Mercedes win 'a great blow' to Ferrari - Lewis Hamilton
Mercedes win 'a great blow' to Ferrari - Lewis Hamilton

The Ferrari driver recovered to finish fourth, while Hamilton's team-mate Valtteri Bottas crossed the line in second to complete Mercedes' first one-two finish of the season as Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo claimed the final spot on the podium .

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  • Mueller probe expands to include whether Trump obstructed justice
Mueller probe expands to include whether Trump obstructed justice

He said he was untroubled by claims Trump tried to persuade Comey to back off the investigation, saying those revelations only emerged after Comey was sacked and wanted to defend himself. The poll began the day before Comey testified publicly before the Senate intelligence committee and continued through Sunday. He told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that...

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  • Backed SDF announces start of Raqqah operation
Backed SDF announces start of Raqqah operation

The SDF have spent months cornering Daesh in the city. The coalition has provided air support and special forces to help the SDF operations near Raqqa. Raqqa was the first city ISIS captured before it went on to announce its self-proclaimed caliphate that straddles the Iraqi-Syrian border and includes part of Mosul , in northern Iraq.

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  • Australian PM disappointed off-the-record speech parodying Trump became public
Australian PM disappointed off-the-record speech parodying Trump became public

It was the most lovely putting-me-at-ease ever", Mr Turnbull told guests at the ball. The US embassy in Canberra said it understood that the Mid-Winter Ball was the equivalent of the White House Correspondents' Dinner, an annual Washington event at which the media and president traditionally rib each other.

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  • Suspect In Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice Dead, From Illinois
Suspect In Shooting At Congressional Baseball Practice Dead, From Illinois

Bailey sustained a minor injury and has already been released following treatment. He was listed in critical condition Wednesday night at a Washington hospital, which said he will require several more operations. In March, Mr. Hodgkinson posted that "Trump is a Traitor". Rep. Palmer said he was at shortstop when he saw the shooter approach the ...

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  • US attorney-general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats
US attorney-general dodges Trump questions, angering Democrats

The attorney general's refusals to divulge certain information ran up against the reason he gave for agreeing to appear before the committee in the first place: refuting key parts of the detailed testimony former FBI Director James Comey provided last week.

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  • Attorney General Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation
Attorney General Sessions denies collusion with Russian Federation

Chatter surfaced earlier this week that the president was considering firing Mueller . Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) tweeted on March 2: "No call or meeting w/Russian Ambassador". The platform was actually strengthened, and I would note that it was the Democratic president who refused repeated bipartisan requests of this Congress to supply those ...

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  • Israel & Palestinians fail to prosecute war crimes
Israel & Palestinians fail to prosecute war crimes

This after the Palestinian Authority limited how much it pays Israel for power to the enclave, which is run by Hamas after it seized power there in 2007. The Shia movement fought several wars with Israel, the latest taking place in 2006. "The PA is trying to whip up public anger from Gaza residents towards Hamas by various means", Shaheen said.

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  • Durant planned for this 1st title
Durant planned for this 1st title

As players from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors warmed up for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, members of the musical Hamilton offered a preview of their national anthem set for a few hours later. "We're obviously just getting started", Curry said after closing out Cleveland in Monday night's NBA Finals Game 5. Ten years after b...

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  • Cosby jury hears his admission that he used to get Quaaludes
Cosby jury hears his admission that he used to get Quaaludes

Bill Cosby is all smiles as he walks out of court, raising his wooden cane to salute well-wishers after the prosecution rested its case in his sexual assault trial. Cosby pressed Gianna Constand to agree to an in-person meeting to discuss their problems and the possibility of the wealthy entertainer paying for Andrea Constand to attend gradu...

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  • Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'
Family of freed student adjusting to 'different reality'

Otto Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labour after he tearfully confessed that he tried to steal a propaganda banner while visiting North Korea. Otto Warmbier, 22, a University of Virginia student from OH, arrived by an airplane in Cincinnati shortly late Tuesday night. Joy at his release was mixed with concern after his parents...

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  • 5 things you need to know now
5 things you need to know now

But for Texas Sen. As for his role in Comey's firing, Sessions told senators that he and his second-in-command, Rosenstein, had a "clear view. that we had problems there, and it was my best judgment that a fresh start at the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the appropriate thing to do".

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  • Rep. Duncan Said He and Gunman Spoke Prior to Shooting
Rep. Duncan Said He and Gunman Spoke Prior to Shooting

A Florida congressman who was practicing with the Republican congressional baseball team shortly before a gunman opened fire Wednesday morning said the shooter asked him if Republicans or Democrats were on the field before the shooting . Duncan said he did think the shooting was politically motivated and that the attacker was seeking to shoot Repu...

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  • Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland
Golden State Warriors championship parade set for Thursday in Oakland

In a written statement, the Dubs say they have not received an invitation yet: "Today is all about celebrating our championship". Kerr also addressed the reports about a team vote not to attend any events at the White House if they are invited, saying no such vote had taken place and it would be evaluated at a later time should they be invited by...

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  • White House: Trump will not fire special investigator... but he could
White House: Trump will not fire special investigator... but he could

Additionally, and despite a public recant from the Trump campaign-Russia investigation in March, he wrote a memorandum in May to the president explicitly relaying his concerns and encouraging the president to fire the former FBI director. "I told the AG that what had just happened - him being asked to leave while the FBI Director, who reports to ...

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  • Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker Prize with novel about comedian
Israeli author David Grossman wins Man Booker Prize with novel about comedian

Of the book, The Guardian commented: 'This isn't just a book about Israel: it's about people and societies horribly malfunctioning. A Horse Walks into a Bar, one of the most critically acclaimed books a year ago, earned the famous literary figure the award at a ceremony held at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

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  • Gunman Fires On Congressional Baseball Practice In Virginia
Gunman Fires On Congressional Baseball Practice In Virginia

He said that he and his GOP colleagues had felt hopeless as the gunfire continued and they saw Scalise alone and hit out on the field. Members walked over to those Republican lawmakers who witnessed the attack and checked in on them. Williams asked that people "respect the privacy of him and his family during this hard time". Wednesday's attack w...

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  • Reports say Mueller examining possible obstruction of justice by Trump
Reports say Mueller examining possible obstruction of justice by Trump

Furthermore, 43 percent said they believed Comey's statements had injured the president, while 23 percent said they didn't, despite Trump's claim that he felt totally vindicated after Comey's testimony . Then, the president can decide whether to invoke executive privilege to keep those communications confidential if necessary. "You are obs...

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