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United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Members of the U.S. Capitol Police engaged in a shootout with the assailant on Wednesday, and lawmakers said their presence probably prevented many deaths. That lasted until the end of the seven-inning game. Republicans and Democrats sat in different parts of the park - fans could state their party preference when buying tickets. [Full Article...]

Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll

Trump disapproval hits 64 percent in AP poll The poll conducted by the Associated Press was done before the shooting incident at a baseball field on Wednesday, June 14, which left a congressman injured. But among Democrats, 90 percent of respondents said Trump lacked honesty and the temperament to be president. While this isn't at all surprising for any administration, Trump's numbers are less stable thanks to ongoing controversy tied to t... [Full Article...]

BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls

BJP creates record, wins Shimla civic body polls The poll verdict to the municipal body is also important as it comes in the run up to the Himachal Pradesh state assembly elections. The fate of 126 candidates from 34 wards has been sealed in the EVMs. In fact, senior national leaders of both the major political parties camped at Shimla for the Town Hall polls. None of the candidates contested on party symbols. [Full Article...]

A year after Brexit vote, more people view EU favorably

Following talks in Dublin with the new Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, she said that reaching a "sensible" Brexit had been the focus of their talks. The European Parliament's Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, struck a harsher tone: Britain, he said, could change its mind, but it would be poorer. [Full Article...]

USA official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin

USA official can't confirm al-Baghdadi killin A spokesman for the USA -led coalition fighting the Islamic State said he would welcome such news but urged caution. But US Army Colonel Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for the coalition's Operation Inherent Resolve in Syria and Iraq , said: "We can not confirm these reports at this time". [Full Article...]

Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body

Possible Assassination List of GOP Lawmakers Found on Scalise Shooter's Body The Daily Caller said it had confirmed three of the names: Brooks, South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan and Arizona Congressman Trent Franks. The FBI has contacted at least one of the three congressmen to inform them of their inclusion on the list. [Full Article...]

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

USA airlines and cruise ships would still be allowed to service the island. Havana on Friday denounced US President Donald Trump's move to roll back what he called the Obama administration's "completely one-sided deal with Cuba ". Refusing to negotiate domestic reforms in exchange for USA concessions is perhaps the most fundamental plank of Cuba's policy toward the U.S. Havana considers t... [Full Article...]

Election debacle leaves United Kingdom government in a minority

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend Holy Communion at St Andrew's Church in Sonning, Berkshire, England, Sunday, June 11, 2017. Earlier, Mrs May announced that she meant to carry on in No 10 at the head of a minority government with the support of the Democratic Unionists ( DUP ) after falling eight seats short of an overall majority. [Full Article...]

Hot, Humid & Rainy This Weekend

Most of the rain will hold off until Sunday evening. Tuesday: Expect a partly to mostly cloudy, hot and humid day with a 30% chance of showers and storms and afternoon temperatures in the upper 80s to low 90s. Look for a partly cloudy sky both Saturday and Sunday . A cold front will be approaching and will pass through the Midlands on Tuesday . A secondary cold front will move through W... [Full Article...]

US Lawmakers File Anti-Trump Lawsuit for Alleged Abuse of Constitution

US Lawmakers File Anti-Trump Lawsuit for Alleged Abuse of Constitution A federal lawsuit related to the violation of the clause has been filed against Trump on Wednesday. They say Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by profiting from business deals involving foreign governments - and doing so without congressional consent. [Full Article...]

Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

Hodgkinson, who was shot by police and later died of his wounds, bought the 7.62 caliber rifle and the 9 mm handgun that were recovered at the scene of the shooting from federally licensed gun dealers. "I visited Steve, his wife, and his family in the hospital as he continues to fight for his recovery". The doctor's remarks, his first since the shooting, came after President Donald Trump said ... [Full Article...]

Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise

Democrats and Republicans unite in a touching dedication to Steve Scalise Although Scalise was able to talk on the ballfield, by the time he was transported by helicopter to the hospital, he was in shock. Trump on Thursday reiterated his call for unity in the aftermath of the shooting in the Washington suburb of Alexandria, Virginia. [Full Article...]

Trump appears to become own 'leaker' with tweet about Russia probe

Anonymous sources tell ABC News and the Washington Post that Rosenstein has acknowledged in private conversations that he may have to step away from supervising the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller . An official of Trump's transition confirmed the lawyer's internal order, which was sent Thursday. During Trump's morning Twitter statements, he seemingly confirmed that ... [Full Article...]

Here's What Would Happen If Trump Fires Mueller

Here's What Would Happen If Trump Fires Mueller Mueller has come under some criticism for his close relationship with Comey , and over the fact that he interviewed for the job of Federal Bureau of Investigation director after Trump fired Comey. "We also were aware of facts that I can't discuss in an open setting that would make his continued engagement in a Russia-related investigation problematic", Comey said. [Full Article...]

Seven missing after United States destroyer, container ship collide off Japan

Seven crew members are missing and one injured after the U.S. Navy destroyer collided early Saturday morning with a merchant ship off the coast of Japan, the country's coast guard reported . The damage of Philippine-registered container ship ACX Crystal is seen in the waters off Izu Peninsula, southwest of Tokyo , on June 17, 2017 after it had collided with the USS Fitzgerald . [Full Article...]

Sinn Fein to meet Theresa May over DUP deal concerns

Power sharing talks resumed this week in Belfast overseen by North Secretary James Brokenshire and Ireland's Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan. Sinn Fein, which won seven seats in the British parliament at last week's election but will maintain its policy of not taking them, said its leader in Northern Ireland , Michelle, O'Neill would repeat those concerns in London on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Upbeat EU calls Britain to order in Brexit talks

At talks with his counterparts in the 28-country EU, Philip Hammond said his "clear view and I believe the view of the majority of people in Britain is that we should prioritize protecting jobs, protecting economic growth and protecting prosperity as we enter those negotiations and take them forward". [Full Article...]

Brexit talks won't be delayed

The price of such a deal remains unclear. The talks are set to continue every month throughout the summer. The UK is due to leave the European Union by the end of March 2019. Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Government's priority in the negotiations should be to protect jobs, economic growth and prosperity. Mr Barnier is due to report back to leaders of the 27 other EU states on Th... [Full Article...]

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket

Gunman in congressional baseball shooting had list of names in his pocket Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. Hodgkinson posted content favorable to Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on his social media accounts and signed a Change.org petition for the removal of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. [Full Article...]

GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death

GOP shooting: Scalise improving from brink of death The director of trauma for MedStar Washington Hospital said Rep. Steve Scalise's condition when he arrived at the hospital was "as critical as it could be". Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition and has received several blood transfusions. "We're especially thankful for the fearless police officers that ran into danger without regard to their personal safety", Pence said. [Full Article...]


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