• Iowa SS Mason McCoy Drafted by Baltimore Orioles in 6th Round
Iowa SS Mason McCoy Drafted by Baltimore Orioles in 6th Round

The Minnesota Twins hold this year's first overall pick after finishing with baseball's worst record last year. It also marks back-to-back years that Baltimore has gone pitching in the opening round after it selected IL starting pitcher Cody Sedlock 27th overall.

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  • May seeks to rally party lawmakers behind her leadership
May seeks to rally party lawmakers behind her leadership

That is because she is also trying to schedule the formal debate of her new government programme for next week and had on Monday yet to agree a final deal with the small Northern Irish Protestant party on whose support she will rely in parliament.The top civil servant in Davis's Brexit ministry, Oliver Robbins, and Britain's EU envoy met chief EU B...

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  • Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster
Theresa May Just Cracked a Pretty Good Joke About Her Election Disaster

May called the election in the first place to win a mandate to pursue a "hard Brexit " - Britain leaving the European Union and severing most current agreements with the bloc, including the customs tax-free single market. The prime minister's spokesperson on Monday said, "Our position is clearly set out, it is clearly set out in a number of plac...

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  • Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause
Rosenstein Says He Wouldn't Fire Special Counsel Mueller Without Good Cause

In theory, that chain of command doesn't matter. Even Comey acknowledged that much in his Senate testimony last week. But firing Mueller would be a political bomb in Washington. The day in March when Trump accused President Barack Obama , without any evidence, of wiretapping him, Ruddy said the president called him twice to talk about it.

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  • Hamilton claims Canada GP as Vettel stumbles
Hamilton claims Canada GP as Vettel stumbles

Ricciardo claimed his third-straight Formula One podium , finishing behind victor Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes teammate Valterri Bottas. While Verstappen would later retire - leaving Bottas a clear run to second - Vettel suffered front wing damage as the Red Bull swept around the outside of the Ferrari and needed an extra pit stop, ev...

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  • Macron on track to claim majority in parliament
Macron on track to claim majority in parliament

Cambadelis acknowledged that the first round marked an "unprecedented" setback for the party, set to win a paltry 30-40 seats, and the broader left. Socialist secretary general Jean-Christope Cambadelis warned of an "almost complete lack of real opposition" if LREM's majority was confirmed in the second round of voting.

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  • Britain's Brexit offer may change, Scottish Conservative leader says
Britain's Brexit offer may change, Scottish Conservative leader says

However, Mrs Davidson had earlier appeared to be on a collision course with Downing Street, with a Number 10 spokesman saying "there has been no change" to plans to quit the European single market and customs union. But speaking ahead of her meeting with Ms Davidson, a spokesman for the prime minister said it had been made clear that the United Kin...

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  • Federal Reserve interest rates since 2001
Federal Reserve interest rates since 2001

In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation , the Committee made a decision to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1 to 1-1/4 percent. At this meeting, there was one dissenter: Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari, who felt that incoming data did not warrant an increase just yet.

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  • Steve Scalise Is a 'Very Good Friend, a Fighter and a Patriot'
Steve Scalise Is a 'Very Good Friend, a Fighter and a Patriot'

Scalise is in surgery at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is reported to be in stable condition. — Zachary Barth, legislative aide for Republican Rep. The gunman's motives are still unclear, with FBI Special Agent Tim Slater saying it's still "really early in the investigation". Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., who is at the scene, c...

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  • Lions second defeat at Highlanders' hands
Lions second defeat at Highlanders' hands

While the Lions' attack finally fired against the Highlanders - with tries to Jonathan Joseph , Tommy Seymour and captain Sam Warburton - they panicked in the face of a late comeback. 13 June 2017; Gareth Evans of the Highlanders celebrates following the match between the Highlanders and the British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stad...

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  • Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years
Warriors take rubber series for 2nd title in 3 years

Irving, who led the Cavs in scoring in each of Games 3 and 4 had 26 through three quarters but did not score in the fourth. They scored 116 points in the one game they lost . "I need to get off of my feet and let my joints and let my body kind of recover from being out on the floor for 14 straight years". "Well, it's a two-sided question becau...

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  • Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting
Iowa lawmakers react with alarm to shooting

Rep Williams said one of his staffers was also wounded . The second patient has not been identified. The FBI says it's investigating the social media presence and motives of the IL man suspected in a shooting that injured Rep. "Please pray for [Steve Scalise], my colleagues, their staff, and [Capitol Police] involved in this horrific shootin...

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  • Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'
Only three in 10 Israelis consider control of West Bank an 'occupation'

Roughly 500,000 Israelis now live on more than 100 Jewish-only settlements built in the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel occupied the territories in 1967. Palestine divided between Israel and the territories Israel occupied in 1967 with the growth of illegal Jewish settlements making peace almost impossible.

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  • London fire: Woman dropped baby from burning block
London fire: Woman dropped baby from burning block

The first London Fire Brigade crews arrived at the scene in about six minutes, officials said. Flames shot from windows all the way up the side of the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington as firefighters battled the blaze, and a plume of smoke could be seen for several miles.

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  • Kids tossed from windows to escape London high-rise blaze
Kids tossed from windows to escape London high-rise blaze

Susan Griffiths, a spokeswoman at the George Washington University Hospital, said two people from the shooting were being treated at the hospital, both in critical condition. He said: "We have a list of missing people - there are so many". The fire commissioner said that the cause of the blaze is still unknown. In Wales, sprinklers are compulsory...

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  • U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe
U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions to give evidence in Russian Federation 'meddling' probe

Mr Sessions did not say in the letter whether his appearance would be in public or behind closed doors. The Senate Appropriations Committee had called in the attorney general to testify about budget issues. During almost three hours of testimony last week, Comey cryptically told the Senate Intelligence Committee that the Federal Bureau of Investi...

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  • US Coalition Airstrikes Causing 'Staggering Loss of Life' in Syria — UN Investigator
US Coalition Airstrikes Causing 'Staggering Loss of Life' in Syria — UN Investigator

Pinheiro provided no figure for civilian casualties in Raqqa , where rival forces are racing to capture ground from Islamic State . The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said SDF fighters now control Romaniah and the eastern neighborhood of Mashlab.

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  • North Korea releases jailed United States university student
North Korea releases jailed United States university student

The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other USA citizens reported detained. In Tokyo, a visiting senior USA official said Rodman's trip is as a private citizen. "The Department of State continues to have discussions with the DPRK regarding three other US citizens reported detained", the statement sa...

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  • Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis
Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

In the call, the president, "offered to help the parties resolve their differences, including through a meeting at the White House if necessary", the White House said. Riyadh , Cairo and their allies have accused Qatar, the world's richest country per capita, of supporting militant Islamist movements across the region.

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  • 'Sorry' Theresa May promises to reflect on changes after election setback
'Sorry' Theresa May promises to reflect on changes after election setback

Clearly the Conservatives, albeit as the largest party by more than 50 seats, can not form a majority government . "It has to be said , young voters under 30 who disproportionately like the policies of Jeremy Corbyn were expected to turn out in quite low numbers and they turned out in droves yesterday and that really has pushed the agenda mor...

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  • Thousands of Russians protest Vladimir Putin's government
Thousands of Russians protest Vladimir Putin's government

Two people were detained for using a quadrocopter drone without first informing police. Rallies in the Far East and Siberia came ahead of a planned march and protest at 1100 GMT in Moscow , which Navalny plans to hold on a central street in defiance of the authorities.

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  • EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan
EU to launch action against 3 countries over refugee plan

Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski hit out at the "illegal decision", insisting that most of those being relocated were migrants who should be sent home and not refugees needing worldwide protection. Sobotka said the quotas system has been very unpopular among the Czech public, and that it has "reduced the trust of the citizens in the ...

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  • European Union door remains open, France's Macron tells Theresa May
European Union door remains open, France's Macron tells Theresa May

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker advised the United Kingdom after its elections against delaying the start of the negotiations, adding that the EU was ready. After the Islamic State group recruited hundreds of French fighters largely through online propaganda, France introduced legislation ordering French providers to block cer...

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  • Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan
Trump hands to Pentagon troop level decisions on Afghanistan

During Wednesday's hearing, Mattis laid some of the blame for the current situation in Afghanistan on Obama's timeline, noting that pulling forces at a predetermined pace only emboldened the Taliban and strained a government and military that wasn't ready to fight without US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation support.

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  • Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive against London mayor
Donald Trump Jr. goes on the offensive against London mayor

Theresa May had earlier dodged repeated questioning about President Trump's tweets , declining to criticise the president and instead opting to praise Mr Khan and their close working relationship following the attacks. The Labour Mayor of London highlighted the importance of the Metropolitan Police , saying "their tremendous bravery saved ...

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  • Congressman shot at baseball field in Virginia
Congressman shot at baseball field in Virginia

At at Wednesday morning press conference , President Donald Trump announced Hodgkinson died from his injuries . "Everyone on that field is a public servant", Trump said. "He was shot", said Brooks, adding he helped apply a tourniquet with his belt to a congressional staffer who was shot in the leg. "He shot at Steve Scalise , our second b...

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  • Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise
Firefighters battling massive blaze in London high-rise

At least six persons were killed and over 50 others injured in the massive fire, with police expecting the death toll to rise. The cause of the fire was not immediately known. The London Fire Brigade said it rescued 65 people. Prime minister Theresa May's office said she was "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in the Grenfell Tower ...

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  • Highlights from testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Highlights from testimony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

In his dramatic appearance before former colleagues, Sessions also contradicted a contention made by former FBI Director James Comey at a hearing before the same panel last week. "It did not violate my recusal", Sessions responded. "These false attacks, the innuendo, and the leaks, you can be sure, will not intimidate me", Sessions said.

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  • Selena Gomez Plays All The Major Characters In New 'Bad Liar' Video'
Selena Gomez Plays All The Major Characters In New 'Bad Liar' Video'

Selena Gomez just released her first solo music video in over a year! One thing's for sure. The video ends with a preview of " Fetish " as Gomez is seen dazing into the camera. It comes just months after the release of her collaboration with Kygo, It Ain't Me . The "Hands To Myself" artist has always been very vocal about mental health.

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  • May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power
May starts DUP talks in bid to keep power

Major, who helped lay the groundwork for the peace deal during his time in Downing Street, did not mince his words about the possible consequences. "She said "I'm the person who got us into this mess and I'm the one who is going to get us out of it", said one Conservative lawmaker who attended the meeting.

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  • Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'
Jeff Sessions denies 'false and scurrilous Russian Federation allegations'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions heatedly denied on Tuesday that he had any undisclosed meeting with the Russian ambassador or conversions with Russian officials about the USA elections. In truth, you would think Sessions would be pro-weed considering that his real livelihood depends on cookie sales, but until I see his tax records and he can confirm...

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  • Backed anti-ISIS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday
Backed anti-ISIS forces to announce Raqqa assault start date on Tuesday

The SDF's spokesman Talal Silo later told Reuters the operation started on Monday and the fighting would be "fierce" because Daesh will "die to defend their so-called capital". The Syrian Democratic Forces ( SDF ) announced the commencement of the military offensive for the self-declared capital of ISIS on Tuesday morning.

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  • CNN's Kirsten Powers Slams Trump Surrogate Over 'Gendered' 'Hysterical' Comment
CNN's Kirsten Powers Slams Trump Surrogate Over 'Gendered' 'Hysterical' Comment

The double standard was blatant. CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers , who was also on the panel, had had enough. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) "hysterical" without challenging the sexist label. POWERS: She didn't shout actually. "I mean, she was asking some tough questions", Powers said. JEFFERY LORD: Hysteria is a neutral quality.

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  • Attorney General Sessions say he has confidence in special investigator Mueller
Attorney General Sessions say he has confidence in special investigator Mueller

He vigorously denied any wrongdoing, particularly in connection with the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by the FBI, and vowed to defend himself "against scurrilous and false allegations". But Jim Comey testified that he was the person that first requested a private meeting with the president on January 6. Sessions said he learne...

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  • UAE Ambassador: US Should Move Key Base Out of Qatar
UAE Ambassador: US Should Move Key Base Out of Qatar

Mr Sharif, accompanied by Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and other senior officials, travelled to Jeddah on Monday to discuss the emerging situation in the Gulf world. Turkey has backed Qatar in a dispute that has ramifications across the Middle East, from Cairo to Baghdad, and raised concerns in Washington and Moscow .

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