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The shooting of Steve Scalise has a horribly familiar feel

The shooting of Steve Scalise has a horribly familiar feel Scalise, 51, the third-ranking Republican in the House, and one other victim were listed in critical condition after surgeries. The 66-year-old man from IL named James Hodgkinson had a history of violence, volunteered for Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign and argued for higher taxes on the rich. [Full Article...]

Tom Thabane devastated by wife's death - ABCP

Tom Thabane devastated by wife's death - ABCP The Department of International Relations' spokesperson Nelson Kgwete says those responsible should be brought to book. "The South African government conveys its deepest condolences to the Thabane family during this hard time of mourning", added the Dirco statement. [Full Article...]

Chuck Schumer trolls Trump with parody of Cabinet meeting

Chuck Schumer trolls Trump with parody of Cabinet meeting TRUMP: We have much great news to share with the American people today as we continue to deliver on our promises. "Never has there been a president - with few exceptions, in the case of FDR, he had a major depression to handle - who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than what we've done", the president said . [Full Article...]

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition, hospital says

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is in critical condition, hospital says Like Scalise, Richmond was practicing baseball at another location with Democrat teammates for the Congressional charity game when Hodgkinson opened fire at Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting. Ryan delivered an emotional address in which he called on Republicans and Democrats to ... [Full Article...]

Trump attacks obstruction of justice probe by former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Mueller

Two current and two former officials told the Washington Post that in March Trump asked Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation during the 2016 election. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn goes nuclear in Question Time clash with Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn goes nuclear in Question Time clash with Theresa May Ryan went on to seemingly throw in the towel to the Conservatives nationally, saying: "The polls are all saying that the Conservative Party will win a large majority, possibly with more MPs than they have ever had before". She accused her of failing to differentiate between mental health and learning difficulties when speaking to a woman while on the campaign trail in Oxfordshire - but Mrs May sai... [Full Article...]

Trump Is Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

And he repeatedly refused to reveal whether he had spoken to the president regarding James Comey's handling of the probe into Russian election meddling-which the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director believes to be the reason he was sacked. [Full Article...]

May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said that the deal must not give the DUP undue influence over the Conservatives, particularly in the context of talks to restore the Executive in Northern Ireland . The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormo... [Full Article...]

Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election

Britain votes: 6 takeaways from the UK's general election Notable women MPs who retained their seats include May, Conservative Home Secretary Amber Rudd - who kept her seat by a razor-thin margin after several recounts - Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, who retains her party's sole seat in Brighton, and SNP's Mhairi Black, who became the UK's youngest MP when she won her seat in 2015 at the age of 20. [Full Article...]

Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers

Pence offers prayers for Scalise, praise for police officers Mr Scalise was shot at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington . "Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone". The baseball tradition is said to have forged a friendship between Richmond and fellow Louisiana Rep. Scalise. House Speaker Paul Ryan said two members of the Capitol Police - Crystal Griner and David Bailey - wer... [Full Article...]

Ryan on Mueller: Let special counsel 'do his job'

White House officials said late Monday that Ruddy was at the Executive Mansion that day, but said he hadn't met with the president and never spoke with him about the issue. "I think Congress should now intervene and they should abolish the independent counsel", the former House speaker said. A firing of Mueller following the firing of Comey would pretty much turn the entire Federal Bureau of Inves... [Full Article...]

Australia introduces illegal gun amnesty after Islamist-inspired attacks

Australia introduces illegal gun amnesty after Islamist-inspired attacks The Federal Government has unveiled its new national gun amnesty, which is the first and biggest amnesty since the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 where gunman Martin Bryant murdered 35 people and wounded 23 others at the historic site in Tasmania. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu: Israel stands with victims of shooting attack on Republicans

Mika, a former college baseball and football player who was helping with practice, was listed in critical condition late Wednesday, his family said. One day after a gunman opened fire at a baseball practice for members of the Republican congressional delegation, the party's team will go forward with plans to play a squad of rival Democrats amid concerns over the intensity of the partisan fervor ... [Full Article...]

Brexit talks left hanging as May tries to form alliance

The announcement by Andrea Leadsom suggests that Prime Minister Theresa May and the Northern Ireland-based Democratic Unionist Party have struck an agreement or are close to one. Talks between the Conservative party and the DUP ended today without a conclusion. The talks are being closely watched in European capitals as they could delay the expected start of Brexit negotiations next we... [Full Article...]

Grenfell Tower fire: Theresa May announces full public inquiry into fatal disaster

May said an inquiry, which is an official review of government action, was needed to ensure "this bad tragedy is properly investigated". London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton said on Thursday that there are still "unknown numbers" of people inside the tower, but rescuers do not expect to find anyone else alive. [Full Article...]

Scalise's condition 'more difficult' than first thought, Trump says

Scalise's condition 'more difficult' than first thought, Trump says The suspected shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. "I never thought I'd play a baseball game for charity, go to practice at 6:30 in the morning, and have to dodge bullets", he said. DeSantis gave a similar account. [Full Article...]

17 dead in London tower fire, police confirm

17 dead in London tower fire, police confirm She replied: "Well, I visited the scene of this bad fire this morning". Prime Minister Theresa May has since called for a thorough investigation, according to The Independent . "There's people at their windows: 'Help me, help me, help me!' You can see the fire go into the house and into the last room that they're in, and just engulfing their whole apartment". [Full Article...]

Two Chinese Christian missionaries abducted and killed by ISIS in Pakistan

Two Chinese Christian missionaries abducted and killed by ISIS in Pakistan Last week, Islamic State's Amaq news agency said its members had killed them. He further said that China and Pakistan have been in close communication and coordination with each other since the kidnapping incident took place. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi is scheduled to visit Kabul where he will meet Afghan officials and will work to discuss the possibility of organising a meeting between ... [Full Article...]

Mitrovic equalises late as Serbia earn point vs. Wales

It was a result that Coleman would have taken beforehand, however, and keeps Wales within four points of Serbia and the Republic of Ireland. Joe Allen will be missing for the Austria game in Cardiff after picking up a second booking in the competition. [Full Article...]

Secret Service reportedly has no Trump tapes

The agency said a review of its main indices found no records related to the request. The Secret Service, which protects the president and his family, maintained a secret taping system for the White House in the eras of John F. Bloomberg's Toluse Olorunnipa recently noted that Trump has often made and missed deadlines as a way of delaying or avoiding answering tough questions. [Full Article...]


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