• Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia
Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia

That's the take-away from a local political science professor after watching testimony Tuesday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sessions opened his testimony to the panel with a fiery assertion that he never had any conversations with Russians about "any type of interference" in the 2016 preside...

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  • Suspected shooter had been in Alexandria since March
Suspected shooter had been in Alexandria since March

Without the officers, the other unarmed lawmakers and staffers who scrambled for cover would have been defenseless until police arrived three minutes after the 911 call. But Congressman Steve Scalise , the Republican Majority Whip, had been standing near second base when the gunman attacked, and he was shot in the hip, and then, as Congressman Mo ...

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  • Philippines says US troops on the ground near besieged Marawi City
Philippines says US troops on the ground near besieged Marawi City

Thousands of Marawi City residents have sought refuge in Iligan, some 36 kms away, since skirmishes between government soldiers and the ISIS-inspired Maute Group erupted three weeks ago. "I do not know the exact number and the specific mission". During his talks with the officials, the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific region stressed ...

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  • Victims in baseball-field shooting all came to Washington to serve
Victims in baseball-field shooting all came to Washington to serve

Ralph Abraham, R-La. "Everyone was focused on the facts of the case" and what might be needed to enhance lawmakers' security, said Republican Representative Barbara Comstock. Senator Bernie Sanders , an independent who sought the Democratic presidential nomination a year ago, said, "We've got to stop the violence". Only the congressional leaders...

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  • Man Arrested At Sydney Airport Attempting To Travel To Syria
Man Arrested At Sydney Airport Attempting To Travel To Syria

He has been taken to the Sydney Police Centre where he will be interviewed. Police posted an update on Twitter , with a photo of the man wearing tracksuit trousers, sneakers and a woolen beanie, being escorted away, wearing handcuffs. Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, National Manager Counter Terrorism, reaffirmed l...

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  • Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer
Bernie Sanders 'sickened' by congressional shooter, who allegedly was campaign volunteer

Hodgkinson's Facebook page contained a number of anti-Trump statements and the Belleville News-Democrat reported that he belonged to several anti-Republican groups including a Facebook group called "Terminate the Republican Party". Local media also unearthed a 2012 photo of Hodgkinson protesting outside a downtown Belleville post off...

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  • Trump being investigated for possible obstruction of justice
Trump being investigated for possible obstruction of justice

The list of things Mr. Sessions wouldn't discuss on the theory that the president might someday invoke executive privilege about them was long, including whether President Donald Trump told him in advance that he was firing then-FBI director James Comey over his handling of the " Russia thing", whether the president had expressed anger...

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  • Trump's Lawyer to File Complaint Against Comey Over Leaks
Trump's Lawyer to File Complaint Against Comey Over Leaks

The day after Flynn resigned, the president allegedly warned Comey, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". Trump asked Comey repeatedly to "lift the cloud" of the Russian investigation as it relates to whether Trump was under investigation.

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  • Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field
Local congressman narrowly avoids shooting at Virginia baseball field

But he said he can't see the ball as well as when he was younger, "so I made a decision to sit this year out". He was tended to by fellow lawmakers including Rep. We are all grateful to the first responders who were on the scene. A fun-loving, unabashed champion for Louisiana's culture and food, Scalise is known as someone who likes to have a g...

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  • Pakistan Navy chief calls on top Sri Lankan leadership
Pakistan Navy chief calls on top Sri Lankan leadership

The President and the Prime Minister also referred to the close longstanding political and cultural relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SL president thanked Pakistan Navy and Pakistani people for offering assistance and cooperation during recent destructive flash floods in the country.

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  • Alabama lawmakers witness, react to shooting at GOP baseball practice
Alabama lawmakers witness, react to shooting at GOP baseball practice

He appeared to be referring to Representative Brad Wenstrup, an Ohio Republican who is also a doctor and an Army Reserve officer. Scalise was among at least five people shot and he was transferred to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo surgery.

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  • Romania's Ruling Party Withdraws Support For Its PM
Romania's Ruling Party Withdraws Support For Its PM

His main condition was that President Klaus Iohannis would guarantee somehow that he would name a PSD member to replace him. "We have withdrawn that support", Liviu Dragnea, the leader of the Social Democrats (PSD), said after cabinet ministers resigned en masse on Wednesday evening.

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  • Sessions denies undisclosed meeting with Russian envoy
Sessions denies undisclosed meeting with Russian envoy

Asked by Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein if he had discussed Comey's handling of the Russian Federation investigation with Trump or any other official, Sessions said, "I'm not able to comment on that". Then in a heated exchange Democrat Senator Ron Wyden asked Sessions about Comey's testimony regarding Sessions' recusal. "Have...

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  • Melania Trump Thanks First Responders After Baseball Practice Shooting
Melania Trump Thanks First Responders After Baseball Practice Shooting

Police scanner audio details the gripping moments as police responded to a gunman's attack of Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a Wednesday morning baseball practice. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), who was at bat when the shooting began. Hodgkinson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, "was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed t...

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  • May inches toward deal as Brexit battle rages
May inches toward deal as Brexit battle rages

As May struggled to contain the fallout, her two closest aides resigned. The moves buy May a temporary reprieve. To avoid any real debate about the issues Britain faces - in particular, the reality of Brexit - she had to make the election about nothing at all.

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  • Shooting at USA lawmakers' baseball practice
Shooting at USA lawmakers' baseball practice

When the baseball field became the scene of a gunbattle, a member of the U.S. Capitol Police was using the dugout as cover, behind which to fire at the gunman, Flake said . Brooks said two law enforcement officers were believed to be among the others shot. Both serve as part of Scalise's security detail and were in good condition, according to...

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  • Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'
Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

In statement from the White House, President Donald Trump said Hodgkinson died of injuries sustained when Scalise's security detail returned fire. Hodgkinson , they've uncovered a series of letters he had written to Congressional leaders over the years. Acquaintances described him as stubborn and opinionated, but they were also shocked to h...

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  • May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers', seeks to avoid second election
May to meet Northern Irish 'kingmakers', seeks to avoid second election

Party leader Arlene Foster seemed buoyant as she arrived at May's Downing Street office and her happy mood continued even after May left for the House of Commons without comment . Sinn Fein's Stormont leader Michelle O'Neill, who will also take part in the meeting, said: "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the D...

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  • Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe
Senate panel meets with special counsel in Russia probe

Trump has disputed Comey's account of the conversation about Flynn as inaccurate, although his oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., a frequent defender of his father's White House performance, seemed to confirm the gist of it. Coats gave testimony before a congressional panel last week , where he refused to confirm reports that the president had a...

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  • Trump Is Personally Under Investigation, Officials Report
Trump Is Personally Under Investigation, Officials Report

Was Comey's firing related to the FBI's Russian Federation probe? It quoted five people briefed on the requests and said those who have agreed to be interviewed are Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, Admiral Mike Rogers, head of the National Security Agency, and his recently departed deputy, Richard Ledgett.

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