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Ralph Northam wins nomination; GOP race too close to call


A county board member in Prince William County, near Washington, D.C., Stewart has been a supporter of aggressively deporting undocumented immigrants. Stewart, known better around the state for his love of Confederate memorials than his county-government work, was supposed to fizzle against Gillespie, an establishment pick who almost picked off Mark Warner's US Senate seat in 2014. Read More »

Two Gambians feared dead in United Kingdom fire

I couldn't wait anymore. "I used to play in that block, I want to do all I can do to help". Mr Javid replied: "I think any human being would be anxious". It was completely dark. We couldn't breathe. We vomited. "This should not have happened in the beginning", she said. Thirty people have been confirmed dead as a result of the blaze that ripped through a London tower block, police said on Friday, as Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William visited survivors. Read More »

May says minority government talks 'productive', Brexit negotiation starts next week

Asked if that meant the Government would work with Labour, Mr Gove replied: "Well the parliamentary arithmetic is such that we are going to have to work with everyone". It comes after Mrs May told Tory MPs: "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who will get us out of it". "This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean, or what promises may be given". Read More »

Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis

Qatar has maintained that it "does not, and has not, provided funding for terrorists", government spokesman Saif Al Thani said last week. The United States has often complained to Qatar about these relationships , although proving terrorist financing to a legal standard has been more hard. Read More »

Oil prices increase amidst production cut, tensions in Middle East


Throughout a almost three-year downturn, American oil companies have driven down the cost of advanced drilling methods, allowing them to pump profitably, even with U.S. However, the supply cut only had a marginal effect on reducing the supply and oil prices remained practically depressed. Crude prices continued on their downward spiral following the OPEC cartel's decision last month to extend output cuts. Read More »

Marches against Islamic law draw opposition


Here's what that sounded like. The rally continued as first responders assisted him. The rallies were organized by ACT for America , an organization that calls itself the NRA of national security, protecting and preserving American culture. Read More »

Russia unveils psychic cat ahead of Confederations Cup

Petersburg Stadium on the city's Krestovsky Island this Saturday, TASS reported. This game would appear to offer the Caltex Socceroos their best chance of a win in Russian Federation, but it won't be easy against a side making their third appearance at the Confederations Cup. Read More »

Russian foreign minister can't confirm death of ISIS leader


The US-led coalition fighting ISIL said it could not confirm the Russian report . Earlier on Sunday, the Syrian state television reported that the ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has allegedly been killed in airstrikes. 1 in the fight against ISIS, and speculation had swirled over his whereabouts. One of the best known IS commanders, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the spokesman who frequently released audio messages calling for stepped-up attacks, was also killed a year ago. Read More »

Trump says Scalise remains in critical condition a day after Virginia shooting

More than 20,000 tickets had been sold for the game and it was on track to raise more than $1m, roughly double what it did previous year, for charities, its organisers said . "An attack on one of us is an attack on all of us", Ryan said, drawing a bipartisan standing ovation, CNN reports. "When tragedy strikes we are family", said Representative Nanette Barragan, who plays on the Democratic baseball team and invited all to attend the congressional charity baseball game at Nationals Park on ... Read More »

List of Congress members found in pocket of suspected congressional shooter


Authorities said James Hodgkinson expressed grievances online about the president and Republicans, but they're still working to determine a concrete motive for the shooting. Mr Scalise, the House Majority Whip, remains in a critical condition in hospital. A list with several names of Congress members written on it was reportedly found with the man suspected of opening fire at a GOP baseball practice on Wednesday, according to several reports . Read More »

Jason Day ends up near bottom in US Open Round 1

And why wouldn't they be? In the other two 2016 majors, the U.S. Open and the Masters , Fowler was cut because of bad rounds early on. Fowler finished his round with seven birdies - including three straight at Nos. "And not necessarily all with terrible golf shots". "Two triples, I don't know. I know if I can hit fairways around here, the course is still soft enough you can get it close and give yourself a lot of looks for birdies". Read More »

Republicans, Democrats Play Ball for 'Team Scalise'


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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 »