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Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'

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Scott Applewhite, File). The House used a voice vote Thursday to approve a resolution lauding the Capitol Police for protecting lawmakers and stating that "violence has no place" in society. Steve Scalise and the other victims. "It's my job to be pessimistic, so if you accuse me of being optimistic, I feel bad about that", Sava said. Trump, after visiting the Louisiana Republican at the hospital, on Wednesday said Scalise was "in very tough shape - but he is a real fighter". Read More »

Protesters storm local town hall over London fire

Police barred their way and scuffles broke out, a Reuters reporter said. Demonstrators pushed their way through an automatic door shouting 'We want justice!' and 'Killers!' as they clashed with security guards in the lobby. But even those within her own party said May should have faced the locals herself earlier. Downing Street announced a £5 million fund for emergency supplies, food and clothing for victims amid fears the death toll will rise, with more than 70 people in total still ... Read More »

Rep. Duncan Said He and Gunman Spoke Prior to Shooting

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Duncan described the man, later identified as 66-year-old James T. Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois, as appearing just like "a normal resident" with a "reddish colored shirt on and didn't have a bag or anything I noticed, nothing out of the ordinary". Read More »

Pres. Trump changes country's policy on Cuba

GAESA , the company directly targeted by Trump's plan , controls large swathes of the Cuban economy and is run by Gen. Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Raul Castro's son-in-law. Trump has ordered the Treasury and Commerce Departments to begin a policy review within 30 days to design new regulations, but that process could take several months. Read More »

Pres. Trump changes country's policy on Cuba

GAESA , the company directly targeted by Trump's plan , controls large swathes of the Cuban economy and is run by Gen. Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Callejas, Raul Castro's son-in-law. Trump has ordered the Treasury and Commerce Departments to begin a policy review within 30 days to design new regulations, but that process could take several months. Read More »

Effort to shield some from deportation stays

Although the Trump administration will keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( DACA) program , Kelly's memoranda also cancelled an expanded version of DACA that gave three-year work authorization status to immigrants who arrived in the country as children, as opposed to a two-year DACA work authorization. Read More »

Trump says he'll hold Cuban gov't 'accountable'

Trump , during the speech, announced new restrictions on travel and other business dealings with Cuba, reversing steps taken by President Obama to ease relations. There are dozens of Canadian businesses operating in Cuba, including banks, mining companies, a brewery and restaurant franchises. Jason Carlisle, head of Hispanic mobilization for the Southern Baptists' International Mission Board, says the new travel restrictions could slow down the acceleration of US missions trips to the ... Read More »

Castile jury ends 4th day without verdict

Castile, 32, was pulled over in the small St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights, which had outsourced its policing duties to St. Anthony's department. The resulting video, with Castile bleeding to death on camera as Reynolds calmly complies with the officer's screamed instructions, is impossible to forget. Read More »

Congressional Staffer Zack Barth Thanks Actions Taken by Capitol Police During Shooting

It was a tribute to Rep. Steve Scalise , the House majority whip who was critically wounded. "His condition is critical, and he will require additional operations". Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Mich., a retired Army general, said, the shooter was kept off the field by a chain-link fence, which was locked. "We believe the best way to honor them is to play the game as scheduled tomorrow night". Read More »

Trump roll backs Obama's Cuba policy, calls it "one-sided"

The new policy will enforce the embargo and the ban on tourism, and ban any transactions with enterprises run by the Cuban military or security services. This will essentially shield USA airlines and cruise lines serving the island. Under the expected changes, the USA will ban American financial transactions with the dozens of enterprises run by the military-linked corporation GAESA, which operates dozens of hotels, tour buses, restaurants and other facilities. Read More »

Many Cuban exiles embrace Trump policy but want more

Saying the aim was to fix what Trump has called Obama's " bad deal ", United States officials said the new administration would leave the door open to improved relations if Cuba undertakes democratic reforms such as allowing free elections and releasing political prisoners. Read More »

Trump Cuba policy announcement in Miami

On Friday, Senator Marco Rubio , R-Fla., delivered remarks in Miami before President Trump gave a speech announcing his administration's reversal of President Obama's Cuba policy . so if you have the chance to travel to Cuba , take it sooner than later! Instead, the new presidential directive will order the Treasury and Commerce departments to begin within 30 days to write new regulations that reverse some of those Obama implemented to ease the USA embargo against Cuba that ... Read More »

Local Resident Furious That Theresa May Ignored Grenfell Victims

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A woman touches a missing poster for 12-year-old Jessica Urbano on a tribute wall after laying flowers on the side of Latymer Community Church next to the fire-gutted Grenfell Tower in London , Friday, June 16, 2017 , after a fire . "Right now, people want answers", she said. Hundreds of protesters then staged a march to Whitehall, bringing parts of London to a standstill. A speech given near the tower by London Mayor Sadiq Khan was interrupted by hecklers, who said that the ... Read More »

President Trump invited the 'witch hunt'

President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the USA election, accusing special counsel Mueller of driving a biased investigation . But Rosenstein , too, may ultimately have to hand off oversight of the probe given his own role in Comey's firing. "I don't think we have been formally told he's under investigation", the official said. Read More »

Rickie Fowler leads US Open on day of highs and lows

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I'm just excited to get on a run of golf now and get going. "A little bit of rust", said the four-time major champion, who was playing for the first time after a six-week layoff he needed to nurse a hurting rib. And even that was frustrating. Or Jason Day , a major champion who, for the first time in his career, suffered two triple-bogeys in one round. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. Read More »

Amazon to acquire Whole Foods Market for 13.7 bln United States dollars

Mr Saunders said the deal is "potentially terrifying" for rivals. Shares of U.S., Canadian and European retailers and supermarket chains fell as investors fretted over the wide-reaching implications of the deal. The company reportedly considered buying Whole Foods last fall. "Generally speaking, there is very little overlap between these two companies", said Michael Carrier, a Rutgers Law School professor who specializes in antitrust issues. Read More »

London flats' fire death toll rises to 17, many still missing

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The local authority, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, thanked donors but said it could not take any further donations. The housing department is still developing its plan to source and secure more settled temporary accommodation for Grenfell Tower residents until such time as they can be provided with permanent housing. Read More »

Sen. Lamar Alexander to HHS: Keep Obamacare payments flowing for now

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Senate Republicans are keeping their secret plan to repeal health care so very secret that not even Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price has seen it . Extrapolating this estimate to ME, a 64-year-old Mainer making $26,500 would pay $17,600 under the House bill compared with $1,700 under the ACA. As about 55 percent of individual market enrollees have a preexisting condition, this means about 5.3 million people with preexisting conditions could see their ... Read More »

What's next in the Russia investigation

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As he acknowledged to Heinrich, "I'm not able to invoke executive privilege". "I am not stonewalling", a defiant Sessions shot back at Senator Ron Wyden, who accused the attorney general of evading questions. Trump has repeatedly denied colluding with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign, and Comey and others have testified that there is no evidence to the contrary. Read More »

Gunman who shot top GOP congressman had history of arrests

Sanders tweeted, "Just been informed that alleged shooter at Republican baseball practice apparently volunteered on my Presidential campaign". Hodgkinson owned a home inspection business, according to his Facebook page but his license was not renewed in 2016, according to the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Read More »

Suspect in congressional baseball shooting has died

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The Washington Post reports that a fellow Sanders volunteer remembered Hodgkinson as "very mellow, very reserved" when they overnighted at the home of another Sanders supporter in Rock Island, Illinois after canvassing for the campaign. Read More »

Reactions to Jeff Sessions' Testimony on Trump and Russia

And he didn't feel the need to do anything following a meeting the two men had in the days that followed in which Comey expressed his discomfort with these one-on-one conversations with the president. The newspaper's story was met with a furious reaction from Trump's personal lawyer and the Republican National Committee. Laurie Levenson, another former Department of Justice official, said she was unfamiliar with the policy, saying, "There has to be follow-up by Congress". Read More »

Neighbors, friends react to suspect in Virginia congressman shoo

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A government official says the suspect in the Virginia shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others has been identified Hodgkinson. Matt Mika Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods, was helping with practice when he was shot. Federal investigators are working to trace his weapons to find out where they were purchased and other details about their history. Read More »

Deputy AG Rosenstein set for budget hearing Tuesday

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During a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing last week, Coats and Rogers repeatedly refused to answer lawmakers' questions about their conversations with Trump in an open setting, though both said they never felt pressured by the president. Read More »

Britain-EU Brexit talks to start Monday as planned

After two hours of negotiations at No 10, the DUP's leader, Arlene Foster , has remained in London for further talks. She reportedly apologised to Tory MPs, accepting personal responsibility for failing to win an outright victory and sacrificing the parliamentary majority she inherited from David Cameron when she became leader after the Brexit referendum past year. Read More »

Putin Likens Comey To Snowden, Jokingly Offers Him Asylum

He again denied meddling in the USA election, saying that Russian Federation has openly expressed its views and hasn't engaged in any covert activities. Asked at a USA congressional hearing why he was sacked, Comey said he did not know for sure. But they would not voice their concerns openly, fearing they would "spoil relations" with Washington, he said. Read More »

Britain, EU in suspense

Arlene Foster , the DUP leader, warned Sinn Fein that the prospect of direct rule should scare Irish Republicans because the DUP now have greater influence on the UK Government. "A fundamental part of that peace process is that the United Kingdom government needs to be impartial between all the competing interests in Northern Ireland ", he told the BBC . Read More »

DUP head: Talks with UK Conservatives going well

But Sir John said he was "concerned" about the impact any agreement between the DUP and the Conservatives might have on Northern Ireland's peace process , warning it could mean the Government would no longer be regarded as impartial. Read More »

Ohio Congressman played in baseball game to honor Scalise

After the lawmakers on the Democratic and Republican rosters rose from their knees in prayer, fans and players quickly got caught up in the traditional rivalry at Nationals Park in Washington . More than $1 million has been raised for Congressional Sports for Charity so far, the game's organizers announced. The Washington Nationals released additional seating in Nats Park to accommodate the demand. Read More »

Congressional shooter's wife: 'I'm sorry that he did this'

The 66-year-old Belleville man had apparently been living out of the van in the D.C. -area for three months before the shooting , according to reports. Suzanne Hodgkinson said she thought her husband had traveled to Washington to focus on tax issues but had not known much of what he was doing. "I have never said life sucks, only the policies of the Republicans", he wrote in one letter. Read More »

Trump slams reports about obstruction of justice investigation: "Phony story"

Probe launched after Trump fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director. His refusals to comment, including about conversations with Trump on Comey's firing, repeatedly irked committee Democrats. Wyden asked Sessions what problematic issues existed. Several legal experts told Reuters that Comey's testimony last week that Trump expected loyalty and told Comey he hoped he could drop an investigation of a former top aide could bolster obstruction of justice allegations ... Read More »