• Fire hits massive London high-rise
Fire hits massive London high-rise

Angus Law, of the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, said: "The UK's regulatory framework for tall residential buildings is meant to prevent the spread of fire between floors and between apartments". Crews rescued 65 people, said Steve Apter, the fire brigade's director of safety and assurance. Firefighters in ...

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  • Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'
Trump reportedly tells GOP senators that the House healthcare bill is 'mean'

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who is pushing the Senate to slow the repeal of Medicaid expansion, indicated Trump is concerned about the people who are enrolled in the program for low-income Americans. "That is what I am saying", Trump said. In fact, a GOP Senate aide told the news site Axios on Monday that no details would be forthcoming until th...

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  • Donald Trump: Comey lied under oath
Donald Trump: Comey lied under oath

In a closed-door hearing that followed his public testimony Thursday, Comey reportedly told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that the F.B.I. However, Comey testified that Trump pressured him to drop the investigation , a charge of obstruction of justice that would be necessary for special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate.

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  • Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations
Trump says '100pc' ready to testify about Comey conversations

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and several committee members of each party also wrote a letter to Richman, requesting Comey's memos, according to The Hill. The Republican president took to twitter earlier in the day, claiming "total and complete vindication". While Comey said he would welcome the release of tapes , Tru...

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  • President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony
President Trump pleased with Sessions testimony

He vowed to defend his honour "against scurrilous and false allegations". Sessions , a close Trump adviser during the battle for the presidency, said in his opening statement that it was a "detestable and appalling lie" to suggest he was aware of or participated in any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

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  • Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died
Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

The suspect reportedly engaged in a gunfight with police officers, during which he was shot. "We are profoundly grateful for the heroism of the Capitol Police, whose bravery under fire undoubtedly saved countless lives". "Steve is in the leadership so he had protection from Capitol Police". As the No. 3 House Republican, Scalise has a security ...

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  • Tillerson: PA has
Tillerson: PA has "changed policy", will stop paying terrorists' families

The Palestinian Authority, the governing body of the West Bank territories, has always been accused of funneling funds to imprisoned terrorists and their families in salary payments. "They have changed their policy", Tillerson said, referring to the Palestinians. "At least I have been informed they've changed that policy and their intent is to ceas...

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  • Multiple victims from UPS center shooting in San Francisco
Multiple victims from UPS center shooting in San Francisco

A total of two weapons, including another handgun, were recovered from the scene. A motive has not yet been determined. The alleged gunman in this morning's triple homicide at a UPS sorting and distribution center in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood has been preliminarily identified as UPS employee Jimmy Lam .

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  • Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony
Jeff Sessions Evades Kamala Harris' Question During Congressional Testimony

But for Texas Sen. Sessions won't describe his conversations with President Donald Trump about the firing of FBI Director James Comey . "But even after recusing himself, Sessions recommended that the President fire FBI Director Comey - who was leading the Russian Federation investigation", she continued in a series of tweets....

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  • Nationwide manhunt launched for escaped inmates who killed two GA corrections officers
Nationwide manhunt launched for escaped inmates who killed two GA corrections officers

Authorities had no further signs of the inmates and had no reason to believe they had split up, Sills said. He said the guards were shot on the bus. Ricky Dubose was born in 1993 and was also being held on a single armed robbery conviction from 2014, along with multiple convictions for credit card fraud, financial identity fraud, theft by taki...

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  • Corbyn reshuffle: Owen Smith joins shadow cabinet
Corbyn reshuffle: Owen Smith joins shadow cabinet

Smith resigned as shadow work and pensions secretary in the wake of the European Union referendum last June. Jeremy Corbyn has appointed Lesley Laird as shadow Scottish secretary days after she was elected as MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath.

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  • CBS Special Report on Virginia shooting involving members of Congress
CBS Special Report on Virginia shooting involving members of Congress

The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. The five injured include two Capitol Police officers and the gunman, who was shot by police who responded to the scene, Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown said.

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  • U.S. attorney general Sessions vehemently denies Russian Federation allegations
U.S. attorney general Sessions vehemently denies Russian Federation allegations

Sessions said during questioning by senators that allegations of Trump-Russia collusion outlined in a private intelligence dossier produced by a former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele were false. He would not say that he was ordered out of the room as Comey testified last week . But time and again, Sessions returned to lines s...

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  • UK's Hung Parliament: Europe Worse Nightmare for Never-Ending Brexit Talks
UK's Hung Parliament: Europe Worse Nightmare for Never-Ending Brexit Talks

The session had originally been scheduled for Tuesday, but was brought forward a day so that May could explain the status of her efforts to ally with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party before any deal is finalized. Britain, they add, could also take a lead in reducing tariffs to lower costs for its businesses. The DUP leader Arlene Fo...

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  • Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party
Former UK PM Major 'wary' about planned deal with N.Irish party

Q: What is a confidence and supply agreement? May now faces the task of satisfying both the pro-European and eurosceptic factions of her party, keeping Northern Ireland calm and negotiating a divorce with 27 other European Union members whose combined economic might is more than five times that of Britain.

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  • US attorney general Sessions clashes with Democrats, dodges Trump questions at Senate
US attorney general Sessions clashes with Democrats, dodges Trump questions at Senate

But for Texas Sen. The attorney general defended himself - at times fervently - when asked about this testimony from fired FBI Director James Comey . "Further, I have no knowledge of any such conversations by anyone connected to the Trump campaign", Mr. Sessions told the panel, his voice rising with pique.

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  • May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'
May nears deal with Northern Irish 'kingmakers'

Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. The initiative restarted on Monday, after breaking for the General Election , but negotiations have again been put on ice ...

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  • Firefighters battling massive blaze at London high-rise apartment building
Firefighters battling massive blaze at London high-rise apartment building

Police Commander Stuart Cundy cautioned the death toll was likely to rise. People remain trapped in the building. Others waved towels and clothing as the blaze tore through the building. I don't know what happened to them. One neighbour said he believed someone had jumped from about 10 to 15 floors to escape the fire. "They couldn't see ...

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  • Interior chief visits national monument in Maine
Interior chief visits national monument in Maine

Quimby's foundation donated the area in August 2016 to the federal government for the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Department of the Interior has set up an online process, at regulations.gov, that it says is the first ever for fielding comments on national monuments, whose designations are not subject to federal environmental ...

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  • Group had warned of safety risks
Group had warned of safety risks

Flumes of black smoke billowed into the air hours after the blaze was sparked. "Sadly I don't anticipate that there will be further survivors", Metropolitan Police commander Stuart Cundy said in a televised address. The area around Grenfell Tower is home to a large number of Muslims. About 200 firefighters are in attendance. "I watched anothe...

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