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In spite of tweet, lawyer says Trump not under investigation

As the investigation into President Donald Trump's alleged ties to Russian Federation becomes increasingly confusing, it may be time to take a look at the investigation itself. "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" A representative from President Donald Trump's legal team said Trump is not under investigation, despite the President tweeting "I am being investigated" this week. Read More »

Texas governor signs texting-while-driving ban into law

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He did, however, say that since he has to call lawmakers back for a special session to pass a sunset bill related to the Texas Medical Board , he wants to make the taxpayers' money count. That bill is now before Gov. Abbott, and we call on him again to veto it. In January, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin put a temporary halt on the fetal tissue disposal regulation, saying the Texas rule imposed "undue burdens on a woman's right to seek a previability abortion". Read More »

Final pitches made in nationally watched Georgia House race

More people voted early in Georgia's 6th congressional district for the House seat special election than the amount that did for the 2014 general election. Karen Handel bristled at a question about how last week's attack on Republican lawmakers could influence the 6 District race. It was the 2016 presidential results that gave Democrats reason for optimism. Read More »

Ossoff criticizes ad on Scalise shooting

Ossoff's campaign enjoys support from far-left politicians, like Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, and Tom Perez and elitist celebrities like disgraced "comedian" Kathy Griffin, who recently decided it would be amusing to release a video of her holding up a prosthetic that looked like the bloodied, decapitated head of President Trump. Read More »

Imam stops angry Muslims assailing London van suspect

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Three Muslim extremists who carried out the attack were killed by police. A 47-year-old man was held on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder. A Metropolitan Police statement said that due to the nature of the attack, "extra policing resources have been deployed in order to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan". Read More »

Justices take on fight over partisan electoral maps

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About an hour after the Court issued its order agreeing to hear this case, it issued a second order, on a 5-4 vote, granting a stay of the lower court order in this case . U.S. district maps for state and federal elections are drawn up every 10 years following a census. Moreover, because of a quirk of federal law, the case is overwhelmingly likely to wind up in the Supreme Court. Read More »

Gulf air embargo only applies to Qatar companies: UAE

Erdogan vehemently rejected the accusations - already strongly denied by Doha - that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of Islamic State (IS) jihadists. Tuesday also saw Erdogan commit to holding three way talks regarding the crisis, with French President Emmanuel Macron and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, on the line. Read More »

Gerrymandering: Drawing districts for political advantage

Although the justices have frequently invalidated district maps that disadvantage minorities, they have stopped short of striking down maps favoring one political party over the other. Packing is when a party's voters are concentrated in few districts that they win overwhelmingly. This is the first time in more than ten years that the justices will consider allegations of gerrymandering - and observers see the their final ruling as one which impact how elections are run throughout the ... Read More »

France's Macron to reshuffle government after parliament win

The turnout hit a new record low of just 43%, offering Le Pen the opportunity to question the legitimacy of the new parliament and the strength of the support Macron has received. After five years of Socialist Party rule, in which former President Francois Hollande failed to meet his objectives of reducing unemployment and giving a boost to the flagging economy , the French were depressed and downbeat. Read More »

SNP MSP: Indyref2 plans cost party 'a lot of votes'

The narrative, however, will be of the losses from its height in the 2015 election and the question of whether another independence referendum is now more off the table than before. We have to wait and see how things shake out. Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson said Saturday that the Tories need to work with other parties and "look again" at how they deal with Brexit. Read More »

Van Rams into London Mosque Worshippers

Numerous victims had just left evening prayers at the Muslim Welfare House after breaking the Ramadan fast. They also flagged a passing police van and bundled the man into the back telling police: "There's a mob attempting to hurt him, If you don't take him, god forbid he might be seriously hurt". Read More »

Gorkhaland movement: GJM calls for indefinite strike across Darjeeling from Monday

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The GJM supporters were also seen picketing on the National Highways and other roads across the hills and stopping the few jeeps and cars that plied with the tourists. When asked to make a comment on CPI (M) leader Biman Bose's blame on the TMC government for the present situation, the CM said: "The CPI (M) (the Left Front government) compromised for 34 years in the hills". Read More »

Here's What We Know About Finsbury Park Terror Attack Suspect Darren Osborne

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Holding up a banner with the message "No To Islamophobia ", protesters shouted "shame on you" and "you've got blood in your hands" as May was leaving the Finsbury Park mosque . "There were at least two others who looked to be in a very bad way", he added. "Don't be afraid and don't generalise or stereotype, and know that just as [London Bridge and Manchester] attackers do not represent Islam, this man too does not represent all White people - although we still do not know where he was ... Read More »

Bangladesh drop to seventh in ICC ODI rankings

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The Pakistan bowling corps engineered a spectacular collapse of India's top order , sending Rohit Sharma, Kohli and tournament high-scorer Shikhar Dhawan back to the dressing room within the first 15 overs. Veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez has dedicated Sunday's stunning ICC Champions Trophy victory over India to the Pakistani public. Zaman with his maiden ODI century in just his fourth match. Read More »

Steve Scalise remains in critical condition, undergoes third surgery

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Four others were wounded. The shooting has raised questions about lawmakers' security, renewed the nation's contentious debate over guns and drawn new attention to the harsh rhetoric that reflects America's political polarization. "Steve is a wonderful friend he's been a wonderful mentor not only to me, not only to the Louisiana delegation to which he's a member of but to the entire Republican congress" said Rep. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1

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James Hodgkinson protests outside the United States Post Office in Downtown Belleville, Illinois, April 17, 2012. Scalise has previously played in the congressional game, and in previous years wore a variety of Louisiana jerseys. Tickets for the Congressional Baseball Game sell for $10 to $15, which when added to online donations has resulted in more than $1 million for the game's four designated charities, including the Capitol Police Memorial Fund. Read More »

Rep. Barbara Lee Slams President Trump's Backwards Decision on Cuba

What specific changes the Cuban government would have to make to their human rights approach in order to begin loosening relations again was not made clear. When asked how much of a setback the new policy could represent, "not much", says Torrico, adding that because little real progress was made in bilateral ties, especially since Cuba's main demand - that the embargo be lifted - was largely ignored. Read More »

In Georgia, a cacophony of arguments could tilt House race

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Democrats and liberal activists nationally are hoping to show they can flip the 24 GOP-held seats they would need to reclaim a House majority next November. But in Georgia, Republicans have chose to simply bury Ossoff with the familiar attack anyway, and done so largely by deploying money that is pouring in from across the state's borders. Read More »

Talks on British exit from European Union begin in Brussels

Day One of the negotiations will be followed by a joint press conference later by Davis and Barnier. European Union chief negotiator Michel Barnier said the talks with Brexit minister David Davis , which are starting a full year after Britain's seismic vote to leave, had started "on the right foot". Read More »

United Kingdom minister vows London fire inquiry will leave 'no stone unturned'

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We know that there are still bodies of those who died inside the building and we want to return those people to their families as soon as we possibly can. She also defended the fire service's advice for people to stay in their flats during tower block fires, saying that evacuating these blocks for every small fire would cause further injuries and hamper efforts to put out smaller blazes. Read More »

Northam wins Democratic nomination for governor

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He narrowly beat Stewart in Northern Virginia and Richmond while Stewart won handily in rural and exurban areas. That is to say, the number or Republicans who came out to vote in today's primary (363K) was dwarfed by the turnout during the 2016 Primary when Trump won with 356K votes with a total of over 1 million Republicans coming out. Read More »

So it begins: Britain kicks off Brexit negotiations with EU

The 68-year-old Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden will be leading the talks on what Britain wants from negotiations, working closely with Parliament to ensure the leave process happens in the two-year negotiation period. "The best way we can spend this week is to rebuild trust", rather than tackle the big hard issues right at the start, another European source said. Read More »

What We Know About The Senate Republican Health Care Bill

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Kunkel said while " Obamacare " is not flawless, she feels the House plan coupled with the Senate's addressing of the issue is not a good sign. Democrats are also telegraphing a series of parliamentary inquiries from their chamber desks to the presiding officer that they hope will show a contrast in the legislative process used to advance what became the 2010 health care overhaul law and the current process. Read More »

EXTRA TIME: Yaya Toure calls for peace after Finsbury Park attack

The U.K. police service said officers were called at 12:20 a.m. local time (7:20 p.m. Sunday ET) to the scene on Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park neighborhood, home to many immigrants. So, it's the holy month of Ramadan. "Today's attack falls at a hard time in the life of this city, following on from the attack on London Bridge two weeks ago and of course to unimaginable tragedy of Grenfell Tower last week". Read More »

Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

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GOP lawmakers defend the maps, as does state Attorney General Brad Schimel. "Texas is one of the states that has high partisan bias on its congressional map, mainly because it has not created enough Latino opportunity districts, and that has both a racial impact and a partisan impact", Li said . Read More »

Driver plows into crowd outside London mosque, injuring 10

Emergency services stand guard on Fonthill road near Finsbury Park station after a vehicle struck pedestrians in north London , Monday. British police said there were no reports of anyone suffering from knife injuries after speculation at the scene the driver was armed with a knife. Read More »

Qatar demands 'blockade' lifted before Gulf crisis talks

Saudi Arabia , the UAE , Egypt , Bahrain and others accuse Qatar of supporting and funding " terrorism " and of working with regional rival Iran, charges Doha firmly denies . The premier's trip was reportedly delayed by a week to avoid any appearance of siding with Riyadh in the Gulf states' isolation of Qatar. The deployment made possible by legislation fast-tracked by Turkey following a diplomatic rift between Doha and four other Arab states . Read More »

Wounded congressman sends Father's Day message

Steve Scalise have upgraded his condition from "critical" to "serious". Scalise was shot Wednesday morning as a gunman sprayed bullets into a Republican congressional baseball practice. "Baseball is the American game, to be able to play it, and that's why we have to play this game tonight", said Rep. Roger Williams , R-Texas, who injured his ankle in the chaos Wednesday and will watch from the third-base coaching box. Read More »

Top EU lawmaker says UK's aims a mystery

United Kingdom negotiator David Davis says that Britain has gone into Brexit negotiations looking for a " positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. They are due to give a joint news conference after talks among their teams lasting seven hours. Business leaders say the uncertainty means they are having to plan on the assumption that Britain leaves without a proper deal. Read More »