• Gun control talk quickly follows shooting of congressman
Gun control talk quickly follows shooting of congressman

Congress to tighten gun-control laws on Wednesday. Now out of surgery, he remains in critical condition, according to MedStar Washington, the hospital where he and another shooting victim were taken. Rep. Ralph Abraham, R-La., described Scalise as a great leader who is the go-to person for the state's congressional delegation. "Any time we nee...

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  • Polanski's victim begs court to end rape case
Polanski's victim begs court to end rape case

Judge Scott Gordon did not immediately issue a ruling. The most recent attempt to resolve the case ended in April when a Los Angeles judge ruled that the French-Polish director could not cut a deal from overseas to return to the United States without serving more jail time.

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  • Leo Varadkar elected as Ireland's PM
Leo Varadkar elected as Ireland's PM

Addressing the Dáil - the Irish Parliament - Varadkar said: "I've been elected to lead but I promise to serve". His family originates from Varad in Maharashta's Sindhudurg district, and Leo Varadkar kept his Indian connect alive, completing an internship at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai .

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  • Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead
Gunman shooting at baseball practice field dead

The Republican team was holding an early-morning practice at the field in preparation for a charity game against Democrats. James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter , and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning.

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  • Stephen Colbert: Maybe Jeff Sessions Invoked 'White Privilege' To Dodge Questions
Stephen Colbert: Maybe Jeff Sessions Invoked 'White Privilege' To Dodge Questions

CBS host Stephen Colbert got a giggle that the AG "doesn't recall" if Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn had any communication with Russian officials. "It is my judgment that it would be inappropriate for me to answer any or reveal any private conversations with the president when he has not had the opportunity to review the...

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  • Theresa May continues talks with DUP to prop up British government
Theresa May continues talks with DUP to prop up British government

The government is still in talks with a small Northern Irish party to secure the support of its 10 members of parliament to pass legislation. Speaking at a summit in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron, May insisted the British public is uniting behind leaving the European Union and wants her government to get on with it.

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  • Will the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Saudi-Qatar Crisis?
Will the Gulf Cooperation Council Survive the Saudi-Qatar Crisis?

The Foreign Office of Pakistan while expressing deep concern over severing of ties with Qatar by Saudi Arabia and its allies had reiterated that Pakistan will play its role to unite the Muslim states. Transporting the cows could take as many as 60 Qatar Airways flights from the US and Australia, where he bought the cows. A Qatar Airways pla...

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  • Reading by Design comes to Butte County libraries
Reading by Design comes to Butte County libraries

As for Peniche, she said she's happy to sign up for the summer reading program because it gives her another reason to bring her kids to events like the Old West-themed summer reading kickoff party the family attended at the Sheridan Library, 3425 W.

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  • Gunman James. T. Hodgkinson shot up ballpark where Republican lawmakers play
Gunman James. T. Hodgkinson shot up ballpark where Republican lawmakers play

Police have said that at least 50 to 100 rounds were fired by the suspect. "We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans", Trump said. President Donald Trump also praised the reactions of the emergency services during an address to the country from the Diplomatic Room of the White House.

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  • Saudi-Qatar rift: Pakistan sends emphatic signals of neutrality
Saudi-Qatar rift: Pakistan sends emphatic signals of neutrality

Qatar's only land border connecting Saudi Arabia was shut on Monday leaving the otherwise bustling area looked deserted. The air embargo imposed on Qatar only applies to airlines from Qatar or registered there, the United Arab Emirates Civil Aviation Authority said on Tuesday.

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  • Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting
Philippines says US troops near besieged Marawi, but not fighting

Brigadier General Restituto Padilla told a news conference that U.S. troops were operating on the ground exclusively to provide technical support in the ongoing battle against Islamic State-linked fighters. "In 2014, we canceled the named operation that we had down there, out of perhaps a premature view that we were gaining success", Mattis testi...

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  • Donald Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'
Donald Trump says Comey's testimony gives him 'total vindication'

Comey didn't agree to almost three hours public of hearings to talk about whether the president was/is under investigation by the FBI , as it relates to Russian Federation meddling in the USA election. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director detailed "disturbing" interactions with Trump that led to his firing on May 9. They tried to ...

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  • Aide: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice
Aide: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise shot at congressional baseball practice

A congressional staffer was also injured. James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was the alleged shooter, and was pronounced dead Wednesday morning. He finished practice and left about five minutes before the shooting. Texas Rep. Joe Barton, still in his baseball uniform, told reporters a shooter came out to the practice and opened fire...

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  • No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings
No sign of new gun control push in US Congress after shootings

During the Obama administration, heightened conversation about gun control raised speculation that people would want to buy firearms sooner rather than later before any regulations were tightened. "I talk about this every single day", McAuliffe said . "This is a very serious issue", he said, recalling the recent "senseless" murder of a Virginia ...

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  • Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch deal
Brussels left waiting as May tries to clinch deal

She held talks with DUP leader Arlene Foster , whose eurosceptic Northern Irish party has 10 parliamentary seats and could shore up May's minority Conservative government. "So we should set up a small cross-party commission to conduct the negotiations, and have a clear and transparent process to build consensus behind the final deal".

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  • Why Wonder Woman's vintage photo was actually really hard to pull off
Why Wonder Woman's vintage photo was actually really hard to pull off

The director apparently encouraged the cast to bring humor to the set and scenes when they could and ultimately this led to perhaps one of the more humorous scenes in Wonder Woman as the two characters discussed how Steve was not the average man.

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  • Belleville man identified as Alexandria shooter
Belleville man identified as Alexandria shooter

He said Scalise , 51, suffered "a hip wound". The alleged gunman, James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of IL, was fatally shot by police. Sanders said he was "sickened" by the shooting calling it a "despicable act", while revealing the alleged shooter had apparently volunteered in his presidential campaign.

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  • Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe
Senate Panel Meets With Special Counsel Robert Mueller in Russia Probe

US Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) criticized Tuesday news reports that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions requested that Congressional leaders reverse protections provided to legal marijuana states, which would allow the Justice Department to prosecute legal medical marijuana users.

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  • Woman trapped in Grenfell Tower films panic as fire engulfs block
Woman trapped in Grenfell Tower films panic as fire engulfs block

On Wednesday, a fire engulfed the 24-story Grenfell Tower. I could see people from all angles, banging and screaming for help. The mayor of London , Sadiq Khan , noted that emergency services are working in hard conditions because of the size of the building and the scale of the fire.

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  • After London fire, desperate pleas for missing residents
After London fire, desperate pleas for missing residents

A plume of black smoke stretched for miles (kilometers) across the pale sky after dawn, revealing the blackened, flame-licked wreckage of the building. Ruks Mamudu, 69, escaped from her first floor apartment wearing only her purple pyjamas and bathrobe. According to the press, people may have been blocked and may have been trapped as well.

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