• Ireland now officially has its first ever openly gay prime minister
Ireland now officially has its first ever openly gay prime minister

Mr Kenny will submit his letter of resignation to President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin this afternoon. "I am the first to acknowledge that I have not gotten everything right but I can honestly say that my motivation was always what I believed was in the best interests of the Irish people".

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  • Alabama church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured, some critical
Alabama church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured, some critical

Sarah Harmening was part of a youth church group traveling from Huntsville, Alabama , to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Thursday when their bus flipped over in south Fulton County. The bus is from a Huntsville, Alabama , church, WSB-TV reported. A church bus crash in Fulton County, Georgia, killed a 17-year-old girl and injured...

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  • Angus King: I'm 'really, really disturbed' by Sessions's testimony
Angus King: I'm 'really, really disturbed' by Sessions's testimony

Sessions made the comments as he appeared at a hearing Tuesday to answer questions about Russia's alleged efforts to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. "There are none", the Attorney-General responded . It was later reported that he did have meetings with Russian officials in his role as U.S. Senator.

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  • Dramatic video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice
Dramatic video captures sounds of gunfire at congressional baseball practice

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) was injured in the shooting and was reported in critical condition by a Washington D.C. hospital at 11:29 a.m. Scott Pelley will anchor the "CBS Evening News" from Washington tonight and the program will expand to an hour to accommodate coverage of the shooting that left five people wounded and sent Scalise to t...

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  • North Korea: Dennis Rodman making return trip to communist nation
North Korea: Dennis Rodman making return trip to communist nation

That game was supposedly a gift for North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, according to CNN . He then fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill, North Korean officials told them. "I'm sorry for what's going on in North Korea, the certain situations", Rodman told CNN after returning from Pyongyang in 2014 , but he didn't specify what exactly t...

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  • Special counsel Mueller investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice
Special counsel Mueller investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice

He has acknowledged two meetings past year with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergei Kislyak. Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation in March after the revelations of the two Kislyak meetings. Sessions said he recused himself from the Justice Department's ongoing Russian Federation investigation ...

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  • President Trump Celebrates 71st Birthday
President Trump Celebrates 71st Birthday

Yesterday, Trump called Democrats obstructionists multiple times. "He will recover from this assault, Trump said, then speaking directly to the wounded whip: "Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation - and, frankly, the entire world".

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  • Cosby's Fate Is Now With The Jury
Cosby's Fate Is Now With The Jury

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand and Johnson have done. "All the fancy lawyering you have can't get you around your own words", Steele said. As he described reaching into Constand's trousers, Cosby testified, "I go into the area th...

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  • Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction
Reports say Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

Kasowitz accused Comey of leaking "privileged communications" to the media, which Comey admitted he did for the objective of obtaining a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election. Trump's decision to fire Comey, a move recommended by Sessions despite having already recused himself from the Russian Federation probe, promp...

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  • Scalise in critical condition after gunman opened fire at congressional baseball practice
Scalise in critical condition after gunman opened fire at congressional baseball practice

President Donald Trump has released a statement - "The Vice President and I are aware of the shooting incident in Virginia and are monitoring developments closely". "I think there's a tone to the conversation today that's amplified by social media which obviously had an impact on the shooter", he said in a phone interview.

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  • Special counsel investigating Trump
Special counsel investigating Trump

Her tweet, late Tuesday, ended a day in which the White House said the president has "no intention" of firing Mueller. A spokesman for the DNI declined to comment to CNN. The Post report only further embroils Trump and his presidency in legal problems that also feature lawsuits from the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as almost 200 c...

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  • G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early
G7 Environmental Summit kicks off on Sunday but USA leaves early

A 15-page communique released at the end of the two-day ministerial summit made it clear there was a wide gap on the climate stance between USA and the other six countries, Xinhua news agency reported . But the United States pointedly did not sign on. The five-day visit by Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came just days after Trump declared on 1 June ...

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  • Number of Britons granted citizenship in Germany quadruples
Number of Britons granted citizenship in Germany quadruples

A total of 2,865 British people became citizens of Germany in 2016 because of the European Union referendum. German authorities granted citizenship to 2,865 United Kingdom nationals a year ago, compared with about 600 in 2015, the agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

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  • Sen. Bernie Sanders responds to shooting in VA
Sen. Bernie Sanders responds to shooting in VA

A portrait of Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont and the first Jewish candidate to win major nominating contests in a presidential primary season when he vied previous year for the Democratic presidential nod, is the background photo on Hodgkinson's Facebook page .

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  • Qatar Airways says majority of network unaffected by airspace restrictions
Qatar Airways says majority of network unaffected by airspace restrictions

Al-Baker said on Tuesday Qatar Airways would redeploy aircraft it used to fly to Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt to fast track its expansion plans. It gave no reasons for the move, but Djibouti had earlier downgraded its diplomatic ties with Qatar after the Gulf move against Doha. The Saudi monarch asked Sharif to take a clear position...

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  • British Prime Minister tries to regroup
British Prime Minister tries to regroup

Earlier this year Prime Minister Theresa May called a general election to ensure that the United Kingdom would have the same Government in place for the full duration of the two-year Brexit discussions, which were triggered in March. "There are a lot of uncertainties", he told AFP from his company's offices soon after the start of London trading....

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  • Trump admin to suspend rule on natural gas waste -document
Trump admin to suspend rule on natural gas waste -document

The rule calls for leak detection and fix with affordable, off-the-shelf technologies, and restricts venting (deliberately releasing to the atmosphere), and flaring (burning off unused) of methane by oil and gas companies on public lands. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it would propose a two-year stay on another Obama methane r...

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  • Defiant Theresa May vows to stay on despite UK election blow
Defiant Theresa May vows to stay on despite UK election blow

Officials in Brussels were hopeful the election would allow her to make compromises, but this has been thrown into question by the prospect of a hung parliament . "That's not a matter for me", she said. A spokeswoman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her government would not comment on the election result out of "politeness and respect" w...

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  • What Comey said and did not say are crucial
What Comey said and did not say are crucial

Republican Senate Judiciary Committee Member Mike Lee said that even if former FBI Director James Comey's testimony to Congress is true, there's no evidence of even potential obstruction of justice by President Trump. Will Trump's testimony end up happening? "I didn't say that", Trump said, which amounts to accusing Comey of perjury - or wi...

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  • Brexit talks to start next week
Brexit talks to start next week

As Mrs Foster met with her MPs in Westminster, she said: "The future's bright", prompting Ian Paisley junior to respond: "The future's orange". Talks between Theresa May and the DUP are apparently "going well ". Describing any potential partnership as "a coalition of chaos ", SF's Gerry Adams said: 'Any deal which undercuts in any way the pro...

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