• Trump ponders firing Robert Mueller, but staff pushes back
Trump ponders firing Robert Mueller, but staff pushes back

Neal Katyal spelled out three ways to thwart this kind of criminal probe in a Washington Post piece titled, "Trump or Congress can still block Robert Mueller ". An order from the President would not necessarily qualify, he said . Several lawmakers came out in support of Mueller. "Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, i...

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  • Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
Russia probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

The department would not comment on the record on whether Trump, who has repeatedly complained about leaks on the case, requested the statement. Earlier this month, Rosenstein told The Associated Press he would recuse himself from overseeing Mueller's investigation if his role in former FBI Director James Comey's firing becomes relevant to ...

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  • Close friend of Trump says he's considering firing special prosecutor Bob Mueller
Close friend of Trump says he's considering firing special prosecutor Bob Mueller

On Monday, speculation was stoked that Trump was considering terminating Mueller, after a confidante of the president suggested it was under consideration. "Rumors going around that POTUS wants to fire Mueller", he said. Maybe there are a couple lawyers on this panel or in the public who can help me to understand the most basic question here, which...

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  • Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battle
Philippine military launches new air raids in Islamist battle

The battle for Marawi , a city on Mindanao Island, began nearly two weeks ago and prompted Duterte to declare martial law in the southern region. "Based on the report that we're getting I don't think we can meet the deadline today to completely - I'd like to qualify that - free Marawi of every single armed element in every street", Padilla...

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  • New Brexit proposals 'urgently needed', Nicola Sturgeon tells Theresa May
New Brexit proposals 'urgently needed', Nicola Sturgeon tells Theresa May

On Friday, the day after the election , the first minister told journalists at her official residence, Bute House in Edinburgh, that she would take time to "reflect" on what the election result meant for the fate of another independence vote.

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  • Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into anger
Grief over Grenfell Tower disaster turns into anger

There were also angry scenes outside the offices of the Kensington and Chelsea council, which was responsible for managing the 1970s social housing block, in a working-class enclave in one of London's richest areas. Areas near the blaze are covered in posters showing missing persons. Police said they are using the INTERPOL Disaster Victim Ident...

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  • Republicans, Democrats battle as one: Team Scalise
Republicans, Democrats battle as one: Team Scalise

In his first public comments since the shooting, Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a " good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. He said the best of America would shine at the congressional baseball game on Thursday night. Capitol Police said they had "no ...

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  • Royals visit survivors of high-rise fire as death toll increases
Royals visit survivors of high-rise fire as death toll increases

As Tucker and others reported that fire safety concerns raised by residents had fallen on deaf ears, the fallout from the disaster fed into the broader political picture. "The reports of poor fire alarm coverage and single stairwell escape routes from Grenfell are terrifying". "The flames, I have never seen anything like it".

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  • Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case after jury deadlocks again
Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case after jury deadlocks again

Dozens of other women have accused Cosby, now 79, of molesting them decades ago, and 10 have lawsuits pending against him. Prosecutors have reportedly expressed their intention to pursue a retrial in Constand's case. She described the prosecutor as "heinously and exploitively ambitious". Cosby lead defense lawyer Brian McMonagle invoked the R...

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  • 'His politics were his religion,' congressman says of Hodgkinson
'His politics were his religion,' congressman says of Hodgkinson

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Scalise remained in critical condition on Thursday after the latest surgery. "Five people were wounded in the assault, including a member of House Leadership - my good friend, Steve Scalise", Trump said in his weekly web and radio address to the nation.

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  • UK Election Shake-Up: How and Why Conservatives Faltered
UK Election Shake-Up: How and Why Conservatives Faltered

In another sign of the dangers facing Mrs May, Sunday papers reported that Boris Johnson was either being encouraged to make a leadership bid in an effort to oust her, or actually preparing one - a claim dismissed as "tripe" by the Foreign Secretary.

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  • United Kingdom said to accept European Union call that Brexit talks focus on split
United Kingdom said to accept European Union call that Brexit talks focus on split

But Mr Davis insisted the United Kingdom still wants to negotiate its future trade relationship with the European Union "alongside" talks on the terms for Brexit , which he said was the process set out in Article 50 of the European Union treaties.

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  • Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson's Body
Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson's Body

Jeff Duncan, and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks. Contacted by AL.com on Friday, Brooks said he has been told to refer all questions to the Capitol Police for comment. Her husband was at home all day with them, she said, and she thought he might have wanted a break. Scalise's doctor, Jack Sava, said Scalise will need further operations but he is ex...

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  • Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'
Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'

The biggest change in travel policy will be that Americans making educational people-to-people trips, one of the most popular authorized categories, can no longer go to the island on their own but only in groups. Many government officials and their supporters saw the Obama policy as an attempt to lull Cuba into complacency and undermine the found...

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  • UK Election: What's Next for the Hung Parliament?
UK Election: What's Next for the Hung Parliament?

While both Labour and the Conservatives have ruled out a second referendum on Brexit and seem to both favour a "hard" Brexit, the Labour Party has not been explicit about many of its aims on the issue. "We need a government that can act", EU Budget Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told German broadcaster Deutschlandfunk. The rattled PM said she...

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  • A few Father's Day thunderstorms, severe threat Monday
A few Father's Day thunderstorms, severe threat Monday

A similar day is expected for Saturday as you kick off your weekend. Today will be hot with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted areas of western CT in an "enhanced risk" for severe thunderstorms and eastern CT in a "slight risk" for severe thunderstorms.

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  • Grothman: Trump made the right choice on climate agreement
Grothman: Trump made the right choice on climate agreement

Trump announced last week that the US would pull out of the historic climate agreement, which was signed under former President Obama. The decision has drawn a negative reaction from around the world with world leaders vowing to enhance their commitment to the landmark accord.

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  • In DC, a ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems
In DC, a ballgame of unity, spirit, friendly rivalry, won by Dems

Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson .

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  • Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba
Trump unveils new restrictions on travel, business with Cuba

After targeting his predecessor Barack Obama's legacies in global trade and climate change, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to roll back parts of Obama-era's opening with Cuba. The "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which once let most Cuban migrants stay if they made it to U.S. soil but was terminated under Obama, will remain termi...

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  • DUP leader calls for 'sensible Brexit'
DUP leader calls for 'sensible Brexit'

They also said the rally would protest the DUP's record on "access to abortion", and that if the deal goes through the Conservatives would be joining with a party "known to promote policy which restricts the rights of women and LGBT people".

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