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AG Jeff Sessions curious use of executive privilege -- for Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday, and late-night TV stars all took their best shots at one of Donald Trump's top cabinet member for his forgetfulness. "This is a secret innuendo being leaked out there about me, and I don't appreciate it". She added that Sessions "in particular was very strong on the point that there was no collusion bet... [Full Article...]

Local congress members respond to Virginia shooting

Local congress members respond to Virginia shooting Griner and Bailey are both members of Scalise's security detail. Without the Capitol Police Officers' bravery this morning, the results may have been different. "We are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good", said the president. The White House press office quickly put out a brief statement noting that Trump was "deeply saddened by the tragedy", and the presid... [Full Article...]

Fiji names Governor of California as COP23 special envoy

Fiji names Governor of California as COP23 special envoy The two governments already have a strong record of working together on climate action, including the creation of the Under2 Coalition (created in 2015 by California and the German state of Baden-Württemberg) that now includes 175 jurisdictions across six continents which collectively represent 35 countries, 1.2 billion people, and $28.8 trillion in GDP. [Full Article...]

Trump eyes Supreme Court after appeals court rejects travel ban

Trump eyes Supreme Court after appeals court rejects travel ban The 4th U.S. Circuit also has called Trump's national security concerns an after-the-fact justification for a policy that was "steeped in animus and directed at a single religious group". The Supreme Court could rule on 4th and 9th Circuit rulings at any time. A judge just cited a Trump tweet when ruling against him. The judges pointed to a June 5 tweet by Trump saying the order was aimed... [Full Article...]

Sessions angers Democrats with refusal to testify on Trump conversations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to testify Tuesday to the Senate intelligence committee, the latest official to go before the panel as it investigates Russian meddling in the USA election and potential coordination between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia . [Full Article...]

London tower block inferno: What we know

London tower block inferno: What we know Other witnesses said the fire spread rapidly up the building, with some suggesting it was fuelled by gas . "I've never seen that in a residential block". Yet as social housing tenants who complain about repairs will know only too well, it is likely that the investigators will find it hard to determine exactly what has happened - and which party in this confusing arrangement is at fault. [Full Article...]

President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports

President Trump now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice, WAPO reports Sessions said he met twice with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, once at last year's Republican National Convention and later in his Senate office, but neither time about Trump's campaign, but rather in his capacity as a USA senator at the time before Trump nominated him as the country's top law enforcement official. [Full Article...]

Six persons confirmed dead as London tower block consumes fire

Six persons confirmed dead as London tower block consumes fire I just can't see how people could have gotten out. "Across London we have many, many tower blocks and what we can't have is a situation where people's safety is put at risk because of bad advice being given or if it is the case, as has been alleged, of tower blocks not being properly serviced or maintained". [Full Article...]

NC Central grad among those shot at baseball shooting

Police said the shooting suspect was in custody and "not a threat". Rep. Brad Wenstrup, of OH, rushed to House Majority Whip Steve Scalise's side Wednesday morning, as a stream of blood trailed behind the Louisiana congressman. "You can see our security detail". "Scalise is the whip, but out there on the field, we treat each other like we're back in high school again". "He was going after ... [Full Article...]

On Comey Testimony, President Trump Doesn't Favor Invoking Executive Privilege

On Comey Testimony, President Trump Doesn't Favor Invoking Executive Privilege The issue will be front and centre this week in Washington , where former FBI Director James Comey is due to testify on whether Trump tried to get him to back off an investigation into alleged ties between Trump's election campaign and Moscow . [Full Article...]

Mass food poisoning, 2 die at Mosul camp for displaced

Health ministry spokesman Seif al-Badr had told AFP that there were 752 cases of food poisoning and two deaths, a woman and child, at the Hasansham camp. He put the number of victims at 850. The Doha-based charity did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Those reports include stories about Qatar allegedly trying to undermine regional security, often presented without attribution or e... [Full Article...]

Oliver Stone's "Late Show" interview went completely off the rails

The Senate is slated to vote today on whether to impose a spate of new sanctions against Russia over allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. They cheered when Colbert said, "Anything about him negative that you found?" Stone continued to stand up for the Russian president saying that a détente between the two nations would be a good thing. [Full Article...]

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 5 minutes of terror at baseball field in Alexandria

One of his major legislative accomplishments was ensuring that penalties paid after the BP oil spill go to areas affected by the spill. He is in the job largely as a bridge to conservative groups inside the House Republican caucus, but he has struggled at times to prevent them from stymyimg the agenda of the Republican leadership. [Full Article...]

U.S. stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data

U.S. stocks slip as investors seek safety after weak sales data That did not appear to change the Fed's thinking even though higher interest rates tend to slow down economic growth. CHINA: Government data showed retail sales in May rose 10.7 percent from a year earlier, a small gain over the 10.3 percent rate for the first four months of the year. [Full Article...]

12 dead in London high-rise fire; Kids tossed out windows

The British Red Cross, whose volunteers have been supporting those affected, also said the rest centres did not now need any more donations. Commander Stuart Cundy of the Metropolitan Police said: "Sadly I can confirm that there are now 12 people that have died that we know of". [Full Article...]

Senator accuses Sessions of 'impeding' Senate investigation by not answering questions

Senator accuses Sessions of 'impeding' Senate investigation by not answering questions Heinrich, I'm not able to share with this committee private communications - " Sessions said , before Heinrich cut him off. "I have never met with or had any conversation with any Russians or any foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the United States", Sessions told members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a hearing on Russia... [Full Article...]

Republican receives threat after shooting, warning "one down, 216 to go..."

Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four others. "One down, 216 to go", a Boonville, New York, resident wrote in the email, published by Politico . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, multiple aides and Capitol Police officers were shot earlier Wednesday during a "deliberate attack" on a congressional baseball practice in Virginia. [Full Article...]

Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

The president's lawyers have argued the emoluments clause is intended only to stop federal officials from accepting a special consideration or gift from a foreign power and does not apply to payments such as a bill for a hotel room. The White House is promising to fight to have the case dismissed. "In the emoluments clauses, we have these ancient air bags that were placed in the Constituti... [Full Article...]

Three arrested in London on terror charges

He had said he wanted to go to Syria to start a family, according to his mother. Speaking at her home in Italy, Valeria Collina told me that she did not believe Youssef Zaghba was unsafe, and thought he was happy in his job in London . [Full Article...]

Missing Queensland woman may have been kidnapped

Missing Queensland woman may have been kidnapped At approximately 6pm yesterday police received information from the public about a black coloured 2012 Holden Commodore Station wagon in the Mareeba area. Miss Hamill's housemates raised the alarm believing she had been taken from Port Douglas, Queensland, against her will by 'a man in his twenties'. Kylie O'Brien, who lives in Canopy's Edge, said police had told her to lock her doors as the man... [Full Article...]


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