• This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial
This Is One of the Most Damning Messages From Michelle Carter's Trial

Two other friends also took the stand and said Carter had messaged them, saying she was on the phone with Roy as he died . Carter's defense team maintained that she committed no crime, and that Roy, who had a history of depression and a previous suicide attempt, was the architect of the plan to kill himself.

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  • Pence hires outside legal counsel
Pence hires outside legal counsel

Mr Pence's office announced the decision to hire Mr Cullen on Thursday. Two Washington campaign finance lawyers said the rules offer leeway when hiring outside legal representation. Cullen is a former federal prosecutor who has long ties to former FBI Director James Comey , whom Trump fired on May 9. The Washington Post first reported Cullen'...

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  • Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources
Trump's deputy attorney general Rosenstein issues cryptic statement about anonymous sources

The Thursday document request came on a day when Trump unloaded on a probe he branded a 'witch hunt'. Rachel Brand, a well-respected Republican lawyer who became a partisan lightning rod in the Senate earlier this year, would be the lead official at the Department of Justice overseeing the Russian Federation probe if Deputy Attorney General Ro...

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  • Trump Train Continues Roll Over Obama-era Policies; This Time It's Cuba
Trump Train Continues Roll Over Obama-era Policies; This Time It's Cuba

Mr Trump's revised approach calls for stricter enforcement of a long-standing ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists, and seeks to prevent U.S. dollars from being used to fund what the Trump administration sees as a repressive military-dominated government.

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  • The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel
The complex issues of the Russia probe, special counsel

In the past few weeks, President Trump has labeled the ongoing investigations about his administration's possible connections with Russian Federation as a baseless "witch hunt". The US president admitted that he is under federal investigation in a Twitter post, writing: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who t...

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  • Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery
Scalise still in critical condition but improved after second surgery

Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. Suffering relatively minor injuries were two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House GOP aide Zack Barth. The Congressiona...

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  • Congressman's shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names
Congressman's shooter went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

The bullet that hit Scalise fragmented into hundreds of pieces, which is what caused Scalise's broken leg, Sava said. Sava declined to put a timeline on when that would happen or when Scalise, 51, would be able to leave the hospital. Brooks said the list was short and the other names he was told of were also GOP congressmen. "So we all owe Stev...

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  • Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'
Sen. Murphy: Trump's Policy is to 'Do the Opposite'

He had advanced this Friday and Trump himself has ratified it in a speech in Miami , the capital of Cuban exiles in the United States. "The new policy , announced by the U.S. The past two years has shown that the two countries, as Cuban President Raul Castro has repeated, can cooperate and live together in a civilized manner, respecting diffe...

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  • Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans
Crestfallen that Donald Trump rolling back detente: Cubans

But, in a shift from Obama's approach, Trump said trade and other penalties would stay in place until a long list of prerequisites was met. Among the few Cubans on the island who praised Trump was Berta Soler, a leader of the dissident group Ladies in White who said she was prevented by the government from flying to Miami to attend the speech i...

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  • Martin, Florida State still chasing 1st NCAA baseball title
Martin, Florida State still chasing 1st NCAA baseball title

We finally get to go back there. "Awfully proud of our team". Florida comes into the CWS with a 3.35 team ERA and 581 strikeouts and a defense fielding at a.980 clip. And the Frogs, who tied for the Big 12 regular-season crown, have scored 176 of their 434 runs this season with two outs. "The bottom line as a coach is you try to look at your cl...

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  • Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning
Democrats win annual baseball game with special meaning

Scalise was fielding balls at second base when he was hit in the hip, and sustained grievous injuries as the bullet traveled through his pelvis and injured internal organs. speaks with the media on Capitol Hill in Washington . The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson, died after the shootout. Earlier Thursday, President Donald T...

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  • Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller
Rosenstein Says He Has Seen No Reason to Remove Mueller

Another distraction for Trump came from the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia, who filed a lawsuit against him. " Time to rethink." Conservative gadfly Ann Coulter argued, "Now that we FINALLY got Comey to admit Trump not under investigation, Sessions should fire Mueller.

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  • President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice
President Trump Confirms He's Being Investigated For Possible Obstruction Of Justice

But as the legal rope has tightened, his allies have gone on the offensive, questioning the credibility of the special investigator Mueller, a respected former Federal Bureau of Investigation director who served under Republican president George W.

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  • US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director
US President Donald Trump says he's being investigated for firing Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Based in part on the people he is hiring to assist in the probe, some wonder whether he may lean toward a less-than-objective investigation, at the president's expense. Brand is a conservative who served in the department under President George W. Bush and doesn't have a background in criminal prosecutions. After Boente, the responsibility would ...

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  • Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry
Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russian Federation inquiry

The focus on Rosenstein sharpened Friday because the President attacked the deputy attorney general in a tweet , blaming him for what he terms a "witch hunt". Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W. Bush. He also assailed the integrity of the Justice Department official overseeing...

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  • Top Republican shot and wounded along with his aides
Top Republican shot and wounded along with his aides

Hodgkinson of Belleville, Ill. (Kaley Johnson/Belleville News-Democrat via AP). She did not want to discuss her husband's politics. The shooter was identified as James T. Louis Post-Dispatch, was under the guardianship of Hodgkinson and his wife. The charges were eventually dismissed, but witnesses told deputies Hodgkinson grabbed the girl b...

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  • 'I wanted it to stop,' accuser tells Cosby trial
'I wanted it to stop,' accuser tells Cosby trial

He had given her pills to help her "relax" and described the pills as "your friends" and to "put them down". Johnson told a similar story about Cosby in 1996, when she gave sworn testimony as part of a workers' compensation claim, lawyer Joseph Miller testified Tuesday.

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  • Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal
Trump may 'terminate' Russia probe's Mueller says president's pal

I think he's weighing that option, ' Ruddy said . But Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a Senate appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday that "there is no secret plan [to remove Mueller] that involves me", USA Today reports . "If there were not good cause, it wouldn't matter to me what anybody says". "Mr. Ruddy never spoke to the Pr...

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  • Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel? Just Another Example Of Stirring The Pot
Trump Considering Firing Special Counsel? Just Another Example Of Stirring The Pot

South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, who is unafraid to tangle with Trump, said firing Mueller would be "a disaster, " since the special counsel had done nothing to be fired. "He had a private conversation with the President on his views about all sorts of matters, potentially about the investigation, I don't know". Ryan told reporters T...

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  • Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game
Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

Bailey then threw a pitch that bounced before reaching the catcher, Roberto Clemente Jr. He was one of four wounded by a gunman Wednesday in an attack on a Republican team practice in Virginia. The Nationals said almost 25,000 people attended - a record number for the Congressional Baseball Game . Hodgkinson's wife told media members this we...

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  • Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him
Trump publicly acknowledges Russian Federation probe includes him

Mueller's friendship with Comey and Mueller's selection of several investigators who have made campaign donations to Democrats are among the issues Gingrich is raising as problematic. Still, the rate declined mainly for a less-than-encouraging reason: People stopped looking for work in May and so were no longer counted as unemployed.

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  • Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is wonderful, says Kevin Durant
Camaraderie at Golden State Warriors is wonderful, says Kevin Durant

The Golden State Warriors said they have not yet made a decision whether to visit the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA Championship win. The Cavs offense stagnated during that stretch as Cleveland missed 9 of 11 shots from the field, turned the ball over three times and had two missed free throws from Kevin Love .

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  • Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference
Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

Kanter and his colleagues say they've found no evidence that Warmbier, who has demonstrated no awareness of his surroundings, suffered from the effects of botulism - a finding that appears to contradict the explanation offered by his North Korean captors.

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  • Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?
Can Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller?

The comments come amid increasing frustration at the White House and among Trump supporters that the investigation will overshadow the president's agenda for months to come - a prospect that has Democrats salivating. Mueller was interviewed both by the Justice Department and by the president personally for the director's position, according to ...

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  • Trump acknowledges he's under investigation
Trump acknowledges he's under investigation

The President has been advised, on numerous occasions, to avoid commenting on both the Russian probe and social media. In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions himself had recused himself based on his being involved in the Trump presidential campaign.

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  • Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter
Trump appears to confirm he's under investigation on Twitter

If Baby Boss does want Mueller out, the order would have to come from Rosenstein , placing the deputy AG in a position to either resign or call Trump's bluff. He's been Trump's personal legal fixer for nearly two decades - representing him in his failed libel lawsuit against a journalist, the Trump University fraud case that ended in January wit...

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  • Criticism Builds as Theresa May Prepares to Form New Government
Criticism Builds as Theresa May Prepares to Form New Government

And although I don't expect it suddenly to collapse - because there is a broad consensus that wishes it to continue - I think we have to take care with it, and take care that everything we do does not exaggerate the underlying differences that still are there in the Northern Ireland community".

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  • Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway
Protests over Minnesota police shooting result in 18 arrests on freeway

Yanez fired repeatedly at Castile, testifying later he though the man was reaching for a gun. The shooting received national attention when Castile's girlfriend live streamed the moments after on Facebook Live. A police officer was not found guilty in the shooting that took place last July. September 28: The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehens...

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  • The Note: The White House stressing Sessions
The Note: The White House stressing Sessions

Since then, lawmakers have raised questions about a possible third meeting at a Washington hotel, though the Justice Department has said that did not happen. The Justice Department declined CBS News' request for comment. SCHATZ: Can you tell the public what matters the attorney general is recused from? Former House speaker Newt Gingrich said...

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  • Officer never saw Philando Castile's gun before shooting, prosecutor says
Officer never saw Philando Castile's gun before shooting, prosecutor says

St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez , who was charged with second-degree manslaughter, was covered nationally and led to weeks of protests in St. As for the other felonies, the jury must decide that Yanez "intentionally" discharged his gun "under circumstances that endangered the safety of another person".

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  • Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians
Trump says no proof on 'collusion' with Russians

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submitted a widely circulated memo to the president last month raising concerns over Comey's performance, but Trump later asserted that he had already made the decision himself to fire Comey. The memo to former transition team members yesterday also seeks specific information on five people , the Tim...

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  • Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice
Senate Intel Panel Won't Probe if Trump Obstructed Justice

Why this matters: We don't know where the Post got their leak or what the motivations were behind it, but we do know why former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey leaked memos of his private conversations with the President.

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  • Cancel Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Cancel Trump's proposed state visit to United Kingdom, says London Mayor Sadiq Khan

President Donald Trump on Monday criticized London Mayor Sadiq Khan for making a " pathetic excuse" to Londoners saying there was no reason for people to be alarmed. No reason to be alarmed . "He is wrong about his travel ban on Muslims, and he is wrong about many other things". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has already suggested he would c...

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  • Cuba rejects Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric'
Cuba rejects Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric'

Trump's revised approach, which will be enshrined in a new presidential directive, calls for stricter enforcement of a longtime ban on Americans going to Cuba as tourists and seeks to prevent U.S. Trump visited the kingdom last month and said in a speech that he wasn't there to "lecture" the ruling family about its repression of women and min...

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  • Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal
Illinois governor calls special session to force budget deal

Gov. Bruce Rauner has presided over a state with no budget for nearly two years, and on Thursday, he decided it might be time to address that. Senate President John Cullerton 's spokesman John Patterson said the Senate budget - a $37 billion spending plan with cuts and an income tax increase - draws on Rauner's ideas.

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