• PM May orders public inquiry as Grenfell death toll rises to 17
PM May orders public inquiry as Grenfell death toll rises to 17

She said: "We need to know what happened". At least 12 people perished yesterday and many more are still missing after a massive inferno tore through a London apartment block, with witnesses reporting terrified people had leapt from the 24-storey tower.

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  • Sanders sickened at shooting by supporter
Sanders sickened at shooting by supporter

Sanders says the man authorities identified as opening fire on the practice had apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. Others were less direct in tying Hodgkinson's apparent politics to this incident but did suggest that that the partisan political atmosphere clearly had something to do with the shooting.

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  • UK to hold inquiry after London tower fire claims 17
UK to hold inquiry after London tower fire claims 17

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton said urban search units backed by specialist dog teams would scour the building as structural surveyors helped to make the tower safe. "There's an air gap, an insulation behind that; to me that looks like a fantastic chimney for the fire to rage around". Londoners who wish to help those affected by the f...

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  • Trump is now under investigation. Here's why he should blame himself
Trump is now under investigation. Here's why he should blame himself

During his own dramatic testimony before the same Senate committee last week, Comey said he felt he was sacked in large part because he refused to drop a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe into possible nefarious ties between Russian officials and Trump's campaign adviser and first national security adviser, retired Lt.

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  • Probes launched as search continues for London fire victims
Probes launched as search continues for London fire victims

Robert - who has been the association's head for nearly ten years - explained how he would be reporting his neighbours' concerns during a meeting with Camden Council tonight before he went on to describe how he felt when he heard the news of Wednesday's fire .

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  • Prosecutors rest case in Cosby sex assault trial
Prosecutors rest case in Cosby sex assault trial

According to USA Today , prosecutors asked Valliere - who has treated both victims and assailants - a series of hypothetical questions about a victim whose attacker is well-liked and respected in the workplace. She said it's not only common for a victim to reach out to her abuser, but she may attempt to find out what happened and why. "The more ...

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  • Steve Scalise still 'critical ... but has improved,' hospital says
Steve Scalise still 'critical ... but has improved,' hospital says

So is his support for Bernie Sanders , for whose campaign he volunteered past year. The hospital where Rep. Steve Scalise is recovering after being shot says the congressman remains in critical condition and will require several more operations.

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  • London fire death toll raised to 17, no more survivors expected
London fire death toll raised to 17, no more survivors expected

London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said there were still "unknown numbers" of people in the smoldering ruins of the building. The fire that ripped through the west London block in the early hours of Wednesday morning has now killed 17 people , the BBC reports .

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  • Greatest witch hunt in American history': Trump on Russia probe
Greatest witch hunt in American history': Trump on Russia probe

Donald Trump is being investigated for possibly obstruction of justice by the special counsel looking into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, the Washington Post reports . A spokesman for Mr Mueller declined to comment. In other words, it remained secret for more than a month. Trump has regularly turned to Twitter to ...

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  • Michigan Health Director Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Health Director Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter Over Flint Water Crisis

The Michigan Attorney General has charged the state's health director with involuntary manslaughter in the lead poisoning of Flint's water supply. Wednesday marked the first time charges of involuntary manslaughter were brought. The five include Nick Lyon , head of the MI health department. Shekter Smith and Busch were state environmental re...

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  • Gunman Identified In Congressional Shooting
Gunman Identified In Congressional Shooting

Some outlets reporting gunman had asked if the congressmen practicing at Simpson Park in Alexandria , Virginia for Thursday's House Dems vs. GOP charity baseball game were Republicans or Dems. The shooter who was killed by the police was from Belleville , Illinois and 66 years old. The suspected shooter wrote a number of letters to his loca...

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  • Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump
Special Counsel Mueller examining possible obstruction by Trump

Aides for Donald Trump think the president "shot himself in the foot" by firing James Comey and ultimately triggering the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller , the Daily Beast reports . But the investigation itself hadn't included Trump directly until now, as the Post reported . Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations invo...

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  • Wounded Congressman In Critical Condition, Will Require Additional Surgery
Wounded Congressman In Critical Condition, Will Require Additional Surgery

The shooter, identified as 66-year-old James T Hodgkinson , was subsequently shot dead by Capitol Police. Earlier Thursday, Republican lawmakers met behind closed doors to share reflections and pray. Capitol police officers were also seriously injured along with a current and former congressional aide. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La.,...

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  • Congressional baseball teams to wear LSU gear to honor Steve Scalise
Congressional baseball teams to wear LSU gear to honor Steve Scalise

But it was initially unclear whether the man who approached them was the gunman - DeSantis had not witnessed the shooting firsthand, as he and Duncan had driven away from the baseball practice just minutes before the gunfire broke out. "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second baseman". Hodgkinson, 66, a resident of Belleville , Illinois, filled h...

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  • Adele Comforted Survivors At A Vigil For London's Grenfell Tower Fire
Adele Comforted Survivors At A Vigil For London's Grenfell Tower Fire

Smoke was still wafting out of the shell of the 24-storey Grenfell Tower yesterday , with firefighters facing hazardous conditions as they searched the charred building. Downing Street aides said that the objective of Mrs May's visit was to get a briefing from emergency services and ensure that they had the resources they needed.

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  • Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out
Wife of man who shot Rep. Steve Scalise speaks out

Hodgkinson had several minor run-ins with the law in recent years. The FBI says Hodgkinson left his IL home months ago, and he was living out of a van in Alexandria, where he frequented the YMCA, and even engaged in conversations with the former mayor.

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  • London Firefighters Search for More High-Rise Fire Victims, at Least 17 Dead
London Firefighters Search for More High-Rise Fire Victims, at Least 17 Dead

She said: "We need to know what happened". Up to 600 people may have been inside the building's 120 apartments when the blaze started and apparently spread rapidly from a lower floor to the top of the tower. According to the BBC , the cladding had a plastic core, and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United ...

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  • Who was James Hodgkinson?
Who was James Hodgkinson?

Rep. Mike Bost. In an address to the nation, Trump appealed for unity following the early morning assault in the Washington suburb of Alexandria , Virginia, which came amid high political tension in the United States capital after a vitriol-filled 2016 election.

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  • Shooting would have been 'massacre' without Capitol Police, Sen. Paul says
Shooting would have been 'massacre' without Capitol Police, Sen. Paul says

Donald Trump delivered a statement Wednesday morning praising law enforcement's swift actions after a gunman opened fire at members of Congress who were practicing for an upcoming charity baseball game. Flake visited Griner and fellow officer Bailey as well, the Daily News reports, and "thanked them for saving my life". Barton said his son, Jac...

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  • Congressional game could pitch new effort at bipartisanship
Congressional game could pitch new effort at bipartisanship

Scalise, the third most powerful Republican in the House, was shot through the hip. Investigators said Thursday that weapons recovered at the Alexandria scene were purchased legally and that they are examining electronics recovered from the suspect's vehicle, including his cell phone, computer and camera.

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