• London tower block inferno: What we know
London tower block inferno: What we know

Witnesses to Wednesday's blaze said the flames spread quickly up the building, which was left a charred shell. Currently, at least 17 people have been confirmed dead. Rydon has claimed the building met all necessary fire regulation and health and safety standards at the time of completion. A massive fire raced through the 24-story high-rise ...

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  • Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher
Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher

The Belmont may be a two-and-a-half minute sprint, but in the fast-paced world of horse racing it can feel like an agonizing marathon; often the horse that can strike late in the last and longest leg of the Triple Crown emerges victorious .

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  • NSA Leaker's Mom Thinks She's A Patriot
NSA Leaker's Mom Thinks She's A Patriot

Victor remained locked up Tuesda. " She served her country; she is a veteran", Gary Davis , her stepfather, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Tuesday: "She's a patriot, and to see her maligned and slandered in the media is very disheartening".

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  • Ruddy: Trump's Considering Whether to Fire Mueller
Ruddy: Trump's Considering Whether to Fire Mueller

The Justice Department's special-counsel investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election is now also reportedly examining whether President Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice. "Comey", York writes, "is a good friend of special counsel Robert Mueller - such a good friend, for about 15 years now, that the two ...

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  • Paul Ryan Says Trump Should 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'
Paul Ryan Says Trump Should 'Let Robert Mueller Do His Job'

A Trump friend who was spotted visiting the White House on Monday later told a PBS interviewer that the president was indeed mulling over firing Mueller. Of course, neither of those statements is a denial that Trump is considering it. The other option on getting rid of Mueller is that Trump could simply issue an executive order altering the...

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  • G7 talks end with gap between U.S., other states
G7 talks end with gap between U.S., other states

The summit hosted by Galletti sees the participation of his counterparts from Canada, Germany, France and Japan , plus British Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment Therese Coffey, and US Environmental Protection Agency chief, as well as two members of the European Commission.

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  • Trump mulling firing special counsel on Russia Robert Mueller
Trump mulling firing special counsel on Russia Robert Mueller

Under questioning from Sen. If questions arise about what matters Sessions should stay away from, he said, a career official in Rosenstein's office is consulted. "Look, the president of the United States, as we all know, is a unitary executive". Under Justice Department regulations, firing Mueller would have to be done by the deputy attorney ge...

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  • Trump 'Considering' Firing Special Counsel In Russia Investigation, Friend Says
Trump 'Considering' Firing Special Counsel In Russia Investigation, Friend Says

Firebrand pundit Ann Coulter urged the government to fire Mueller . "Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS". Even so, Mr Gingrich said, Mr Trump will not seek to dismiss Mr Mueller because he is confident the probe will conclude he has done nothing wrong.

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  • Cladding on London tower was not graded fire-resistant
Cladding on London tower was not graded fire-resistant

Some residents trapped in the building jumped to their deaths rather than face the flames that morning, and witnesses reported seeing small children thrown from the tower by their families in a desperate bid to save them. The royal visitors were greeted by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London , Ken Olisa, with the shell of the tower block visib...

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  • Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open
Unseeded Jelena Ostapenko, 20, Clinches Her First Major Title, The French Open

Contesting only her eighth major, Ostapenko clubbed 54 winners to Halep's eight, while committing 54 unforced errors to the Romanian's 10. Halep appeared on the way to a relative runaway victory, leading by a set and 3-0 in the second, then holding three break points for the chance to go ahead 4-0.

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  • Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven
Mayor on Grenfell Tower visit heckled by crowds including boy, seven

Special arrangements were made to allow MPs to debate the tragedy despite Parliament being suspended. Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said it would be a "miracle" if anyone else were to be found alive. May ordered a full public inquiry .to ensure that "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". Labour is calling for measures recommended after a...

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  • Farmers' stir: Shivraj Singh ends his 'peace fast'
Farmers' stir: Shivraj Singh ends his 'peace fast'

Chouhan also entailed how the families of the deceased met him and asked him to discontinue the fast. He said now that Chouhan had virtually admitted that he was unable to run the government , president's rule should be imposed in the state.

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  • Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition
Hospital: US congressman Scalise still in critical condition

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 will require additional operations to manage abdominal injuries and other bone injuries", Sava said. Scalise's doctors estima...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says
Rep. Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, doctor says

Jack Sava, the director of trauma at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, told reporters. Sava said that "an excellent recovery is a good possibility". Members of Congress took the field at Washington's Nationals Park on Thursday night for the charity baseball game, many wearing hats to honour Mr Scalise, who has represented Louisiana in the...

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  • Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement
Hawaii Passes Law Committing to Paris Agreement

Hawaii became the first state Tuesday to enact a law that aligns with the Paris agreement. They also target agricultural practices with the goals of improving soil health and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, according to a statement from the governor's office .

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  • Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

Mar-a-Lago, which Trump has referred to as the "Winter White House", made $37.2 million from January 2016 through this spring, an increase from the previous year, when the resort earned $29.8 million. Trump refinanced it with Ladder Capital at a much lower rate of 4.05%. Another three loans combined were worth less than $1 million. But he has submi...

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  • Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe
Al Franken: I Don't Think Trump Ordered Comey to Quash Russia Probe

I haven't spoken to counsel yet. "I said to myself, I said "You know, this Russian Federation thing with Trump and Russian Federation is a made-up story, it's an excuse by the Democrats for having lost an election that they should have won", Trump said.

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  • US student freed by North Koreans is back home
US student freed by North Koreans is back home

According to Warmbier's parents, their son was medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma, which he has reportedly been in for over a year after falling ill to botulism and then being given a sleeping pill. On May 21, the day Warmbier would have graduated, UVA student leaders distributed "Free Otto" stickers and organized a tribute in his hono...

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  • USA college student released by North Korea home, but in coma
USA college student released by North Korea home, but in coma

Trump called Rodman "smart" for his 2013 trip to North Korea , Politico reported at the time . Instead, the administration credited the release to its diplomatic intervention. Swedish diplomats, representing USA interests, were denied consular access to him. "We wish him well, but we have issued travel warnings to Americans and suggested they...

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  • Trump Visits Gay Police Officer Who Saved Lives In Recent Shooting
Trump Visits Gay Police Officer Who Saved Lives In Recent Shooting

Steny Hoyer, D-Md. — Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner, members of the U.S. Capitol Police whose actions Speaker Paul Ryan credited with saving lives. "We are grateful and humbled by the wonderful law enforcement who put their lives in harm's way to protect our citizens", he said. And in recent months in separate incidents, off...

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