• White House begins its government reorganization
White House begins its government reorganization

Mnuchin wants a clean hike to the debt ceiling, and has vowed to preside over a drama-free process. Private analysts say the debt ceiling deadline could be extended into October. Mulvaney said he would like to see the debt ceiling raised in July. He said the issue was not a source of division inside the White House or the Republican Party .

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  • Death toll rises to 17 in London apartment block fire
Death toll rises to 17 in London apartment block fire

He told LBC: "We had to literally run under police riot shields because of the amount of flaming debris, just to get into the building". There were people waving and shining lights, some from their mobile phones, to attract attention while some merely stayed put in their flats, apparently following instructions that were given to residents ...

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  • Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign
Trump uses social media to question probe of his campaign

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump ca...

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  • U.S. congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting
U.S. congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

The Republican congressional baseball team had been practising for Thursday's annual charity game between Democrats and Republicans when the gunman attacked shortly after 7am. Capitol Police officers in Scalise's security detail returned fire, and Hodgkinson later died from his wounds. A Facebook account that appears to belong to Hodgkinson is ...

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  • Cause of United States student's 'extensive' brain damage mystery after North Korea release
Cause of United States student's 'extensive' brain damage mystery after North Korea release

The University of Virginia student's father, Fred Warmbier , said at an earlier news conference that his son had been "brutalized and terrorized" by the North Korean government. But it emerged as he traveled back home that Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was in a coma. The doctors described Otto Warmbier as being in a state of "u...

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  • Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy
Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

Scott Applewhite). Democrats practicing on a nearby field and stopped to pray when they heard what happened. A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Two local congressmen spoke out immediately after Wednesday's attack at a congressional baseball game practice at a Virginia park. He showed no previ...

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  • Truth will come out about Grenfell Tower fire, vows Jeremy Corbyn
Truth will come out about Grenfell Tower fire, vows Jeremy Corbyn

Celebrities have come together in their droves to highlight ways to help the hundreds of victims who lost everything in the London Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday. Dany Cotton said her crews had witnessed some bad things, including seeing people jumping from windows and throwing their children out of the burning building.

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  • President Trump Slams Report of Obstruction of Justice Probe
President Trump Slams Report of Obstruction of Justice Probe

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, criticized the Post report: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal ". The special counsel is also seeking documents from the National Security Agency relating to its interactions with the White House on the Russian Feder...

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  • Gerry Adams says Tory-DUP deal in breach of Good Friday Agreement
Gerry Adams says Tory-DUP deal in breach of Good Friday Agreement

A conclusion on the deal was expected on Wednesday, but the decision may now be delayed to next week, after the DUP said it would be inappropriate to conclude talks and announce a deal on the same day as a fire consumed a tower block in west London , killing 12 people.

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  • US Attorney General Ignores Trump Questions, Accused of 'Stonewalling'
US Attorney General Ignores Trump Questions, Accused of 'Stonewalling'

He followed that up 12 minutes later with a second tweet: "Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, "bleached" emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction?" When Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein tapped Mueller as special counsel - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused from investigations rela...

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  • US, Central American officials meet as Trump signals shift
US, Central American officials meet as Trump signals shift

The Presidents of Guatemala and El Salvador are also in Miami for the conference, a two-day event hosted by the US and Mexico that will be held at Florida International University and the USA military's Southern Command. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said in Miami on Thursday that "irregular" migration contributes to a brain drain ...

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  • Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story
Trump blasts reported obstruction probe over 'phony' Russian Federation story

Now, days after Mr. Comey's testimony to Congress, in which MSNBC's Chris Matthews said the Trump-Russian collusion theory collapsed , Mueller is reportedly looking to see if Trump had obstructed justice. While he did concede that it's "too soon to tell", he made the case that "obstruction of justice is really a very hard crime to make out". The...

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  • Guns Recovered From Congressional Shooter Appear Legally Purchased, FBI Says
Guns Recovered From Congressional Shooter Appear Legally Purchased, FBI Says

Also critically injured yesterday, Matt Mika. Hodgkinson, a 1968 Belleville West graduate, has had a troubled life. The last gun attack against a member of Congress was in January 2011 in Tucson, Arizona, when Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat, was shot in the head but survived an assault that killed six people.

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  • Donald Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'
Donald Trump denounces 'single greatest witch hunt in American history'

The newspaper noted Mueller had requested interviews with CIA Director Dan Coats , National Security Agency chief Michael Rogers and Richard Ledgett , the former NSA deputy director. Mr Grassley's office said the letter was in response to a recent letter from Ms Feinstein requesting that the committee seeks details from senior Federal Bur...

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  • London Fire Death Toll at 17; 'Miracle' if Any More Survivors
London Fire Death Toll at 17; 'Miracle' if Any More Survivors

The death toll now stands at 17, a figure police said is bound to rise when a comprehensive search of the entire tower is possible. Planning documents detailing the refurbishment did not refer to a type of fire barrier that building safety experts said should be used when high-rise blocks are being re-clad, according to Reuters research.

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  • Top Republican shot and wounded along with his aides
Top Republican shot and wounded along with his aides

He underwent surgery , while Barth is said to be in "okay" condition. He's received several blood transfusions and is expected to need more surgeries. Politicians called for a new dialogue on lowering the partisan temperature and Mr Trump urged Americans to come together as he assumed the role of national unifier for one of the first times in ...

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  • UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job
UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job

In this grab taken from video, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May . He suggested the DUP would be asking for money and that would be seen as the " government paying cash for votes in parliament ", and would be received badly in other parts of the UK.

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  • Blast hits kindergarten in eastern China
Blast hits kindergarten in eastern China

One woman is clutching her child, who is in tears. The Xuzhou city government said the incident is under investigation. The Xinhua news agency said the blast occurred near the entrance of the kindergarten. Last month 11 kindgarteners were killed in China when their school bus driver purposely set the vehicle on fire in a tunnel, the BBC report...

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  • Georgia Congressional Candidate Receives Threatening Package
Georgia Congressional Candidate Receives Threatening Package

Police say Roxburg Drive off Old Alabama Road was shut down for several hours while crews investigated. "The situation is at several residences in Roswell, including Karen Handel's house". Update 4:04 p.m.: This piece was updated to reflect comment from Handel. "We take all these threats seriously". Republican candidate for 6th congressional ...

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  • President Trump: WAPO Obstruction of Justice Report is a
President Trump: WAPO Obstruction of Justice Report is a "Phony Story"

Ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner told reporters that Mr Mueller had briefed senators Wednesday on his work. However, Mr Trump's legal team responded angrily. "He's going to make the appropriate decisions, and if anything that I did winds up being relevant to his investigation then, as Director Mueller and ...

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