• Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say
Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say

Former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that the president was not personally under investigation at the time of his firing on May 9. In testimony in a Senate hearing, Comey said that when he was let go, Trump wasn't personally under investigation.

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  • London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase
London fire death toll rises to 17, number expected to increase

X Factor judge Ora said she used to play in the tower block. The fire was reported at 01:16 AM (local time) yesterday. The government's building safety experts warned a year ago that the drive for greater energy efficiency meant more and more buildings are being wrapped in materials that could go up in flames.

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  • On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story
On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe related to 'phony' Russian Federation story

The statement was made to NBC after the Washington Post reported Wednesday evening that Robert Mueller , the special counsel hired by the Justice Department, had widened the scope of the investigation to include the president. After a day of speculation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "While the president has the right to...

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  • President Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice
President Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice

In the wake of Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last month, the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI's probe into Russia's role in the 2016 election.

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  • UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit
UK to step up support for start-ups, infrastructure ahead of EU exit

Critics of her approach have urged her to give ground in order to safeguard jobs and the economy. Talks with the DUP over an agreement that would see its lawmakers back Tory legislation in the House of Commons were complicated by a massive fire in a west London tower block that killed at least six people.

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  • Australian TV journalist Adam Harvey hit by bullet in Philippines city
Australian TV journalist Adam Harvey hit by bullet in Philippines city

Security forces say nearly 300 people have died since the violence broke out on May 23, including 206 militants, 58 soldiers and 26 civilians. Retrieval teams have been organized, although it remains unclear when the siege by the remaining militants, estimated to number more than 100, can be quelled by troops, Adiong said .

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  • Bernie Sanders Says GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer
Bernie Sanders Says GOP Baseball Practice Shooter Was Campaign Volunteer

They were in good spirits despite the heat and humidity as they prepared for the congressional baseball match that pits Republicans against Democrats. Let me be as clear as I can be. On Facebook in 2015, Hodgkinson made at least one comment about the Republican congressman he is accused of eventually attacking in person.

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  • Virginia: Gunman who shot Congressmen, dies
Virginia: Gunman who shot Congressmen, dies

Hodgkinson , who reportedly opened fire with an automatic weapon, was shot in return fire by Capitol Police officers who were present at the practice for Thursday's game against the Democrats. "Instead of white people, in general, taking the heat for James Hodgkinson , he is nearly instantly being called a liberal radical", Mr. King said.

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  • UK PM eyes deal to prop up minority government
UK PM eyes deal to prop up minority government

Meanwhile, MPs will return to Westminster on Tuesday, the first time since the election. The head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sir Malcolm McKibbin has already taken on responsibility for moderating numerous exchanges, with Sinn Féin and the SDLP having already questioned the impartiality of Mr Brokenshire earlier in the process.

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  • Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'
Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified Hodgkinson. Members of a YMCA near the shooting site say Hodgkinson spent time there. "If a person has an annual income of more than $10 million, he should be proud to be an American and proud to live in a count...

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  • Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery since shooting
Steve Scalise undergoes third surgery since shooting

Rep. Roger Williams , a Texas Republican whom Barth works for, was also hospitalized and released with an injury to his leg. Trump made the brief remarks at the White House ahead of a ceremony to sign an executive order related to workforce development.

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  • Fire safety checks being carried out at NI flats
Fire safety checks being carried out at NI flats

Eleven bodies that have been spotted inside have not been recovered. A total of 17 victims have been confirmed , though police have said the death toll is likely to rise. Questions remain over how the fire began and how it spread so quickly through the tower that was home to as many as 500 people. Many Grenfell Tower residents are facing a sec...

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  • President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witchhunt
President Donald Trump attacks Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible obstruction as witchhunt

Later the New York Times and Wall St Journal reported the story, citing their own sources. Trump appeared to be a responding to a Washington Post report that special prosecutor Robert Mueller "is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted...

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  • Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call
Putin critic detained after defying police with protest call

Navalny has been convicted three times in financial-crimes trials that he calls Kremlin-orchestrated retribution for his activism, though he has been handed suspended sentences rather than actual prison time . Why was Alexey Navalny arrested? Demonstrators in Monday's opposition protests across Russian Federation say they are fed up with en...

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  • Drunk passenger forced Malaysia Airlines flight to turn back with bomb threat
Drunk passenger forced Malaysia Airlines flight to turn back with bomb threat

A Sri Lankan man living in Australia has been charged today after he allegedly threatened to blow up Malaysia Airline Flight MH128 from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur , China's Xinhua news agency reported . The man refused to sit down, and threatened to " blow the plane up ", he said. The man had been pinned to the floor and subdued by other pas...

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  • London fire: Council seeks to reassure tenants about homes
London fire: Council seeks to reassure tenants about homes

One figure coming under scrutiny is Prime Minister Theresa May's newly appointed chief of staff, Gavin Barwell, who served as housing minister until he lost his seat in last week's snap general election. "This kind of event shouldn't be happening, but it takes money and it takes political will", Fitzpatrick, a former fire minister and firefighter...

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  • London Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Fire
London Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Fire

Grammy Award winning singer Adele showed her support to everyone affected by the deadly fire at London's Grenfell Tower . The fire was reported at 01:16 AM (local time) yesterday. Samira Lamrani said she saw a woman drop a baby from a window on the ninth or 10th floor to people on the sidewalk. "Prince Philip and I would like to pay tribut...

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  • Jury in Cosby sex assault trial stays late
Jury in Cosby sex assault trial stays late

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in his closing argument Monday that the 79-year-old comedian's decade-old statements corroborate Andrea Constand's allegations that he drugged and violated her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

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  • UK to hold inquiry as tower fire claims 17
UK to hold inquiry as tower fire claims 17

Fire safety engineers were stunned at how rapidly the fire spread, engulfing the building in less than an hour in the middle of the night and preventing firefighters from reaching many trapped inside. As part of their response to the disaster , the Government pledged to work with local authorities to rehouse all those left homeless by the blaze...

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  • Baseball game back on after shooting
Baseball game back on after shooting

The shooter was identified as James T Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old home inspector from IL who had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years and belonged to a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys. Vice P...

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