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Trump announces rollback of some Cuba policies

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President Donald Trump slammed former President Barack Obama's dealings with the communist regime in Cuba on Friday in Miami , charting his own course of more confrontational relations with the Castro-led government. USA airlines and cruise ships will still be allowed to serve the island. "Relations between Cuba and the United States have gone up and down during the last half century and while their have been small steps to improve them, the people have only seen them roll back ... Read More »

Minnesota police officer acquitted of charges in black motorist's shooting

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St. Paul Public Schools, where Castile was employed as a cafeteria worker, described Castile as a "beloved employee". "I didn't want to shoot Mr. Castile", Yanez testified . She also acknowledged that she and Castile smoked marijuana regularly, and that marijuana was in the auto at the time of the shooting. “I dont doubt that Officer Yanez is a decent person, but he made a disgusting mistake from our perspective, and thats what this case was about. Read More »

United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition: Hospital

Investigators say Hodgkinson shot House Rep. Steve Scalise on Wednesday before he was killed by police who had been guarding Scalise on the Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field. Duncan is now the only SC lawmaker on the team. Many members of the House and Senate from both major political parties have spoken warmly about Scalise's gregarious nature this week. Read More »

Weapons used in Republican baseball shooting appear legally bought

Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. A law enforcement official says the gunman who wounded a top Republican congressman and several other people during an early morning baseball practice legally purchased his rifle and handgun. Read More »

Scalise will remain in the hospital for 'some time'

Before the event, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said: "Tonight we will go to the game, play our hardest, but we will all be Team Scalise ". Republicans and Democrats have shown they can engage in a spirited rivalry without rancor - at least on the ballfield. Read More »

Trump hits out over probe on possible obstruction of justice

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CNN is suing the Justice Department for copies of fired FBI Director James Comey's personal memos on his interactions with President Donald Trump . There's no guarantee that the office of the special counsel will pursue this line of investigation, says Entous - these meetings are merely the first step to help investigators determine whether there's more evidence to uncover about obstruction of justice. Read More »

PM May orders public inquiry as Grenfell death toll rises to 17

The focus of criticism centres on the cladding fitted to external walls on the 1970s concrete block as part of a £8.7 million refit ($11 million, 9.9 million euros) completed a year ago. "If it's compromised, something else has to be done, " he said. London is no stranger to fire, but the Grenfell Tower tragedy could be a catalyst for much-needed updates to the city codes created to prevent incidents like this from happening. Read More »

Your weekend was pitiful in comparison to Aaron Judge's weekend

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Hicks homered twice and rookie Jordan Montgomery pitched seven stellar innings to lead NY over the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 on Friday night. Simple math says the Yankees scored thirty more runs than Baltimore in just three games. Judge is hitting.344 with a.450 on-base percentage and a.718 slugging percentage. Cubs 7, Rockies 5: Addison Russell had a go-ahead home run for his first big contribution since an absence in the wake of a Major League Baseball investigation into domestic abuse ... Read More »

Nah, thanks! NBA star doesn't want to visit Donald Trump

Wojnarowski also mentioned that the Miami Heat could be another possible destination for James, an organization he won two championships with after leaving Cleveland in 2010. "Trump couldn't be more ill-suited to be president, because he's a blowhard", coach Steve Kerr said back in May. Three years after returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a shot at redemption, LeBron James' future is once again up in the air. Read More »

Officer Acquitted in Philando Castile Shooting Death

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The city killed my son, and a murderer gets away. "Clearly, there will be conversations about how officers can be better equipped to deal with these type of situations and I am confident that in the civil case that will follow, there will be much discussion about training", Fletcher said. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Game set for fundraising record, following shooting

Scalise, 51, is the majority whip - or the No. 3-ranked Republican in the House of Representatives, after the speaker and majority leader - and a lifelong Catholic from Louisiana. "He's been through a number of surgeries for some very serious wounds to the chest", Moolenaar said.
Practice for tonight's Congressional baseball game began Wednesday just after 6 a.m. Read More »

Mattis praises and criticizes Beijing on North Korea and South China Sea

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In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, a North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman accused the Security Council of enforcing double standards in responding to global nuclear threats. Experts seem to think the recent ramp-up in United States military presence in the region seems only to be escalating the situation. The recent report allegedly suggests that in the coming weeks, Kim Jong-un may try to test his ballistic missiles. Read More »

Grief turns to anger in neighborhood near tower fire

The comments by Mark Prisk, the former Tory housing minister between 2012 and 2013, came as emergency services revised the death toll of the Grenfell fire tragedy in north Kensington to at least 30 with dozens still in hospital. Singer Adele is pictured near the Grenfell Tower apartment block at Latimer Road in West London , Britain June 15, 2017 , in this picture obtained from social media. Read More »

People Confirmed Dead in Grenfell Tower Fire With 70 Still Unaccounted For

Protesters have entered Kensington Town Hall here, demanding answers from the local council over the Grenfell Tower residential building fire, media reported on Friday. In addition, London Mayor Sadiq Khan called for an interim report on the fire to be published this summer. Survivors told of frantic attempts to escape during the nighttime fire. Read More »

May visits fire victims in hospital

The other 18 bodies remain inside the scorched building, police said . Syrian refugee Mohammed Alhajali, a civil engineering student who wanted to help rebuild his war-torn homeland one day, was the first victim named. Emergency services were called to the 24-storey residential tower block shortly before 01:00 BST on Wednesday. "The longer a fire burns, the less chance you have that there will be enough DNA left to test", Vanezis said. Read More »

Fowler assumes US Open lead with 7-under 65

The intent is to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere as local players are focused mainly on their play, but also keeping an eye on the U.S. Open leaderboard as the week progresses. That still didn't appear to be almost enough. By the time he reached the sixth hole, he had tied the consecutive birdie record of six and was inside the top 10. Read More »

U.S. opts out of G7 pledge committing to Paris climate accord

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The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt , only attended the first day of the meeting on Sunday, held as an early summer heatwave settled over Italy , before flying back to Washington. Its primary goal is to prevent Earth's global temperature from increasing 2 degrees Celsius by 2100 by significantly reducing the world's carbon-dioxide emissions. Read More »

In tweets, Trump confirms he's under investigation

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In a series of tweets in recent days, the president called the investigation a " witch hunt " and today appeared to call out Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein . But Trump doesn't trust others to share his message, this person said, because they don't want to share it the way he does. If Rosenstein were out of the picture, responsibility for overseeing Mueller's investigation - and deciding his fate - would fall to Rachel Brand, the department's associate attorney general. Read More »

Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

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Prosecutors argued that Carter manipulated Roy into suicide to gain sympathy and attention from friends she often feared would ignore her or push her aside. When police found Roy's lifeless body in the cab of a pickup filled with carbon dioxide in a Kmart parking lot, it was initially treated as a suicide. Read More »

Microsoft unveiled its new console, Xbox One X

Nintendo seems primed to focus on its new, open-world Mario game, " Super Mario Odyssey ", which will give players free reign to move about the planet in the shoes of everyone's favorite plumber. It costs $500 and launches on November 7. "He also responded to anyone suggesting that revealing those exclusives now would help breed confidence in the future of Xbox ". Read More »

Almost 200 Democrats to sue Trump over foreign business dealings

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Attorneys general in Washington D.C. and Maryland filed a lawsuit on Monday over the emoluments clause and focused their complaint on the Trump hotel just blocks from the White House. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , or CREW, a watchdog group led by Norman Eisen, the chief White House ethics lawyer for President Obama, also has sued Trump in federal court in NY over the emoluments clause. Read More »

Trump says Scalise 'took a bullet' for all of us

The game originated in 1909 and is "the only annual partisan event beloved by all and enjoyed by thousands", according to the Congressional Baseball Game's website. Capitol Police increased security after a gunman opened fire on the GOP team practicing on Wednesday. While the game is known for its fierce competition, lawmakers say this year they are all on Team Scalise. Read More »

Britain's May urges Northern Irish government deal by June 29

The Prime Minister is to hold talks with political leaders from Northern Ireland in a bid to allay fears the anticipated parliamentary deal with the Democratic Unionists will undermine the peace process. May is not expected to announce an agreement with the DUP until next week. In a separate interview, she said the talks with the Conservatives had covered corporation tax and same-sex marriage. Read More »

US congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

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Bailey received a hero's welcome from a record crowd of almost 25,000 at Thursday's game when he threw out the first pitch. Three elite members of the force helped save the lives of nearly two dozen congressmen Wednesday morning. Investigators said Thursday that weapons recovered at the Alexandria scene were purchased legally and that they are examining electronics recovered from the suspect's vehicle, including his cell phone, computer and camera. Read More »

Amazon Is Set To Make Its Biggest Purchase Ever

Whole Foods over the past decade led the move into high-quality, organic food , but its growth in slowed as traditional grocers responded with similar offerings. This happens through the use of data and analytical numbers, an area where Amazon has dominated. Similarly, Instacart was not privy to the news that Amazon was acquiring Whole Foods until the deal became public on Friday. Read More »

Canadiens acquire Drouin from Lightning

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Drouin, 22, came into his own this past season. He brought hockey fans to the edge of their seats with goals like his overtime victor against the Colorado Avalanche . Neither team has ever commented on this, nor should they. He'll make the highly reasonable salary for each of the next six years, locking him in to an affordable figure until he's 28 years old. Read More »

Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

May desperately needs the Democratic Unionist Party's 10 seats to pass legislation. DUP sources said any agreement would not be announced today, with London Fire Brigade still tackling the enormous blaze and unable to say how many people have died. Read More »

London fire could delay Theresa May-DUP deal

Ms May faces the task of satisfying both the pro-European and eurosceptic factions of her party, keeping Northern Ireland calm and negotiating a divorce with 27 other European Union members whose combined economic might is more than five times that of Britain . Read More »

GOP rep: Baseball practice shooter contacted office 10 times

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Brian Levin, director of Cal State San Bernardino's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said that today, "We have the most diverse threat matrix we've had in decades from across the ideological spectrum". But she says he sold items from his business and told her he was going to Washington . He volunteered for Sen. Turns out, not only did Hodgkinson have a history with violence , but he had volunteered for Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Brexit: UK and European Union negotiations to start on Monday

Foster will nearly certainly ask for greater investment in Northern Ireland as part of the deal, as well as guarantees on support for pension plans and for winter fuel allowances for older people. Though Foster supported Brexit, she also might demand that May pursue a cushioned exit from the European Union , given her party's wish that a soft border remain between Northern Ireland and Ireland, an European Union member. Read More »

USA working to stabilize relations with Russia: Tillerson

While the prisoners are widely regarded in the Palestinian society as heroes who sacrificed their lives or freedom for the liberation of their homeland, the Israeli society sees all of them as "terrorists". He said that during his visit to Bethlehem, the Palestinians had told him they have to support "widows and orphans". "They could perhaps be labeled differently", he said, suggesting the description "martyr" could be dropped, but he added: "They are not going to be stopped". Read More »

Capitol Police star at Congressional baseball game throws out first pitch

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The wound sent the Congressman into shock, hospital officials stated. Two officers were shot, as were congressional aide Zach Barth and lobbyist Matt Mika . Congressional and law enforcement sources described it as a "deliberate attack". On Friday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation identified the guns found at the scene of the shooting as a 9 mm handgun and a 7.62-caliber rifle. Read More »

Neighbors Call GOP Shooter a 'Radical Nut' Who Was 'Reckless' with Firearms

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Senator Bernie Sanders , an independent who sought the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said he had been told that Hodgkinson had served as a volunteer with his campaign. The wife of the man authorities say shot Rep. Hodgkinson died from his injuries in a shootout with police. The Trumps also met with injured Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner and her wife, who received the second bouquet of flowers. Read More »

'Scalise took a bullet for all of us'

Though the game pegs Republicans against Democrats, attendees and participating lawmakers showed unity in wake of the shooting. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said in a brief interview that Democrats would be reminded of "positions they've taken in the past that are not consistent with their voice for bipartisanship today". Read More »