• Puerto Rico Election Shows Voters Favor Statehood
Puerto Rico Election Shows Voters Favor Statehood

It was the fifth time during the USA territory's 119-year relationship with the United States that Puerto Ricans voted on their status. "I think it will depend more on the fiscal control board, the unelected board that is ruling Puerto Rico's finance, to actually be able to promote the economic development rather than this referendum ".

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  • Justice Department No. 2 assures Congress of special counsel independence
Justice Department No. 2 assures Congress of special counsel independence

No 2 official at US Justice Department told Congress that Robert Mueller , the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged interference in 2016 US presidential election, will have "the full degree of independence" he needs. Gingrich said he is troubled by Democratic donations of Mueller's picks to help lead the probe. PBS' Judy Wood...

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  • DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath
DC, Maryland to sue President Trump for alleged breach of constitutional oath

While both Frosh and Racine have conceivable grounds to show harm-Trump's Washington hotel competes with the city-owned Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in Oxon Hill-Frosh said it wasn't necessary for them to prove harm, and that they expected other attorneys general to join them.

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  • Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site
Suspected N.Korea drone photographed US missile defense site

The photos taken by the drone found in 2014 on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea indicate that it flew only over regions near the western border between the two Koreas. Moon chose to suspend the THAAD deployment last week, pending an environmental impact assessment. The THAAD system, controlled by the U.S., was deployed to the Korean peninsul...

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  • Labour could be on course for shock election victory
Labour could be on course for shock election victory

Instead, the Conservatives are starting to get anxious. "Clearly the polls showed at the start that people had reservations about Jeremy", said Bill Esterson, Labour's small - business spokesman. "I will decide on the circumstances at the time ", Corbyn said. "I think he comes up with good plans", said 22-year-old unemployed Christopher McDo...

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  • Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate
Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate

He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". Comey said he could address the details only in a classified setting - heightening the suspense about what might be asked and answered on Tuesday. Sessions had been scheduled to appear Tuesday before the Senate Appropriations Committee to review funding for the Justice Dep...

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  • Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England
Players walk out to sound of Oasis song for France-England

England went straight up the other end of the field and Hugo Lloris played it save as he tipped a low Bertrand strike behind for a corner. "He obviously hasn't done that yet really, so that's a decision we have to make". Soon after, Umtiti fired home the rebound from about 10 meters out after Giroud's downward header was saved by Tom Heaton ,...

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  • Trump says James Comey's testimony showed 'no collusion, no obstruction'
Trump says James Comey's testimony showed 'no collusion, no obstruction'

The Trump team believes he's vindicated after Comey revealed that the president wasn't under FBI investigation while he was the bureau's chief. Both Collins and Feinstein said they would support the issuing of a subpoena to gain access to any recordings of Trump and Comey .

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  • Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks
Trump Accuses 'Cowardly' Comey Of More Leaks

He suggested that it might amount to the crime of obstruction of justice . Taking questions at the White House, the President of the United States said, to the world, "Should I take one of the killer networks, that treat me so badly, as fake news?" Trump stands alone in that assertion; all USA intelligence agencies, Comey, and even many Rep...

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  • Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea
Former NBA player Dennis Rodman arrives in North Korea

On this trip, he has already been roundly criticized by some for visiting during a time of high tensions between the USA and North Korea over its weapons programs and recent missile launches. Officials who worked on Warmbier's release told the Post that Rodman had nothing to do with it though. In 2014 , Rodman arranged a basketball game with o...

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  • Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar
Pakistani PM hopes for swift solution to crisis over Qatar

Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulrahman al-Thani told a news conference in France that Qatar "still had no clue" why the nations cut ties. Qatar on Monday said it had begun shipping cargo through Oman to bypass Gulf countries that have cut off sea routes to the tiny, energy-rich nation, the latest move by Doha to show it can survive a dipl...

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  • Egypt committee approves deal on islands' transfer to Saudis
Egypt committee approves deal on islands' transfer to Saudis

Egypt's parliamentary committee gave the green light for the handover of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday amid angry scenes. Saudi Arabia should take over control of the two uninhabited islands on Saturday, and follows an agreement between King Salman and Egypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on the transfer previous year.

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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing
Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies on Russia probe, Comey firing

As The Guardian points out, "At his confirmation hearing, Sessions volunteered that he had never met with Russian officials during the presidential campaign". Wyden asked Sessions what problematic issues existed. McConnell told reporters Tuesday that "I have a lot of confidence in Bob Mueller". There are none, Sen.

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  • Mattis Says Congress Needs To Up Its Game On Defense Spending
Mattis Says Congress Needs To Up Its Game On Defense Spending

The U.S. has provided essential military and diplomatic support to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces. On Saturday, three members of the 101st Airborne Division, Sgt. "We're putting it together now and. there are actions being taken to make certain that we don't pay a price for the delay". Mattis appeared before the committee along with Ma...

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  • Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door
Rodman says he's going to NKorea to open a door

Meanwhile, during a June 12 meeting with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea's Moon proposed to co-host the 2030 World Cup with North Korea and other Northeast Asian nations. A former Virginia resident, Kim Dong-chul, was arrested shortly after Warmbier, on accusations of espionage, and has been held...

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  • Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'
Sessions brands Russian Federation collusion claims a 'detestable lie'

At the conclusion of a February 14 meeting, Comey testified, Trump urged everyone else but Comey to leave the Oval Office, including Sessions . US Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about his possible role in the firing of FBI Director, James Comey and the investigation in contacts b...

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  • Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey
Trump's top lawyer to face questions on Russia, Comey

He vowed to defend his honor "against scurrilous and false allegations". In a letter to the subcommittee chairmen , Sessions justified the switch by saying some appropriators had made clear their intention to ask him about the Russian Federation investigation, which the attorney general has recused himself from.

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  • I'm 100% willing to testify about Comey's claims
I'm 100% willing to testify about Comey's claims

Pressed whether he was saying Comey lied under oath, Trump said , "I didn't say that". If he didn't, he appears to have been threatening a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director against talking about their private conversations. And if you could also tell us, sir: Do tapes exist of your conversations with him? "You're going to be very ...

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  • Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat
Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

Abbas is trying to ramp up pressure on Hamas, which the USA and Israel both view as a terrorist organization. Israel views the agency as biased against it and its Palestinian staff as frequently hostile. On Friday, Israel sent a letter of protest to the UN Security Council over the matter. Many members of the military wing believed they had n...

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  • Paris climate agreement was bad for our country
Paris climate agreement was bad for our country

On behalf of Oglethorpe University located in Brookhaven, GA, President Lawrence Schall has joined a group of some 1,220 governors, mayors, business, investors, colleges and universities who are declaring their intent to uphold a commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.

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  • Trump to host new South Korean president at White House
Trump to host new South Korean president at White House

South Korea and the United States agreed a year ago to deploy the THAAD unit in response to North Korea's relentless development of its ballistic missiles, and nuclear weapons, in defiance of UN sanctions. "If you're mostly interested in getting the big prizes, you can just rule out losing some small prizes, which are humanitarian aid provid...

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  • Interior Head Calls for Reduction of Bears Ears Monument
Interior Head Calls for Reduction of Bears Ears Monument

But he says it's critical any remaining parts of the monument be co-managed by tribal nations. Trump signed an executive order in April directing Zinke to review the designation of dozens of national monuments on federal lands, calling the protection efforts "a massive federal land grab" by previous administrations.

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  • Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma
Parents of man released from NK say he's in coma

Warmbier's parents told the Washington Post on Tuesday that their son fell into a coma after "taking a sleeping pill" shortly after his trial in March of 2016. In rare high-level contacts, Yun met senior North Korean officials in Oslo in May, where it was agreed that Swedish officials in Pyongyang, who handle US consular affairs there, wo...

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  • A New Wonder Woman Movie Merchandise Store Has Opened
A New Wonder Woman Movie Merchandise Store Has Opened

In a new interview, Aspell narrowed down just what she learned from acclaimed director Patty Jenkins and franchise star Gal Gadot . Wonder Woman was tracking to open around $ 65 million according to early projections-a solid but not over-the-moon number, and so WB wasn't too concerned with securing plans for a sequel just yet.

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  • Emirati ambassador: USA should rethink its air base in Qatar
Emirati ambassador: USA should rethink its air base in Qatar

This is something not fair at all as strong mutual relationship between Muslim countries can make them united and powerful. The agreement does not contain any specific number of troops to be stationed in the base, or when. The authority said that it is fully committed to the provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (the Chicago ...

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  • Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate
Schiff says firing Mueller would echo Watergate

He called because "I have been very clear" about Mueller and the lawyers he's hired amounting to a "rigged game", Gingrich said in an interview Tuesday on CBS. "I can't thank you enough for the privilege that you've given me", said Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Adding to the atmosphere of intrigue was a tweet Monday from Trump ally Newt Gingr...

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  • Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'
Trump dismisses ex-FBI director Comey as a 'leaker'

Donald Trump never suggested to FBI Director James Comey that he wanted him to ease up on Michael Flynn in the Russian Federation investigation. Comey also said that he took detailed notes on nine of his one-on-one interactions with Trump because he feared the president would later lie about the nature of their conversations.

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  • Trump Calls James Comey 'Very Cowardly'
Trump Calls James Comey 'Very Cowardly'

The president has said Comey's testimony vindicates his assertion that Trump himself wasn't personally under investigation. "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" read the May 12 tweet.

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  • 'Anxiety', 'fear' over Tory-DUP deal
'Anxiety', 'fear' over Tory-DUP deal

Talks to restore powersharing in the North will resume on Monday amid uncertainty over the impact of the anticipated Democratic Unionist/Conservative parliamentary deal. The Conservatives are considering an arrangement in which the Northern Ireland party backs May on the budget and her confidence motions. Writing in Monday's Belfast Telegraph...

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  • Man charged with threats to US Jewish groups pleads guilty
Man charged with threats to US Jewish groups pleads guilty

Since January, there have been more than 150 bomb threats against organizations nationwide. " Thompson also made at least 12 hoax threats targeting JCCs, organizations that provide service to and on behalf of the Jewish community, schools, and police departments", added the statement .

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  • Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain
Don't waste time, EU Brexit chief tells Britain

If it does not then it is only a matter of time before it has to go back to the polls or even dare I say it go back to the country for a second referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. To make matters worse, she saw her majority evaporate. So despite all the tough talk about "strength and stability" and walking away from a bad dea...

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  • Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site
Suspected NKorea drone photographed US missile-defense site

The launches come less than a week after the United Nations Security Council passed fresh sanctions on the reclusive state, which said it would continued to pursue its nuclear and missile programme without delay. South Korean military authorities also estimate that the North's testing of an ICBM is now a matter of time. "A concerted effor...

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  • Record number of Britons become German citizens post-Brexit vote
Record number of Britons become German citizens post-Brexit vote

Berlin's statistical agency noted that it expects the number of United Kingdom citizens applying for German citizenship to rise even more as the UK's expected 2019 separation date from the bloc approaches. The largest national group of those who received a German passport were Turks with 16,290 naturalizations. Brits who apply for German citize...

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  • Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia
Tillerson warns against steps that cut off talks with Russia

The sanctions, an amendment to the underlying Iran sanctions bill , are expected to pass easily on a bipartisan vote Tuesday. The bill is a big win for Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), once under consideration to be Trump's secretary of state, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has been ...

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  • Labour MPs give Corbyn standing ovation as he returns to the Commons
Labour MPs give Corbyn standing ovation as he returns to the Commons

Labour performed at the same level as Gordon Brown in 2010 in terms of the number of seats won . After the meeting, one veteran Labour MP who previously was a vocal critic told me: "That was the best speech I have heard him make".

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