• Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation
Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Russian President Vladimir Putin says former FBI Director James Comey's acknowledgement that he had given memos of his conversations with President Donald Trump to a friend who leaked them to the media is "weird". He lashed out at a top Justice Department official overseeing the inquiry, reflecting his mounting frustration with the unrelent...

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  • New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks
New York Times sues FBI to get notes of Comey-Trump talks

TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: The tweets started just before 8 in the morning, but the one that set off a storm came at 9:07. Rosenstein appointed Mueller , a former FBI director, in May while facing questions about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey .

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  • Search Underway for Missing US Navy Sailors after Fitzgerald Collision
Search Underway for Missing US Navy Sailors after Fitzgerald Collision

Meanwhile, search and rescue efforts by US and Japanese aircraft and boats were underway in the area where the vessels collided. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald , damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is towed into the US naval base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Japan June 17, 2017.

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  • 10 still in critical condition after London fire
10 still in critical condition after London fire

May has faced a barrage of criticism for the government's initial response to the tragedy at Grenfell Tower. Commander Cundy said the police investigation into the fire "will take weeks, it may take longer than that". "We've always been advocates of automatic fire sprinkler protection in tall tower blocks and they work - people don't die in sprin...

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  • Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russia probe
Trump tweets of witch hunt amid Russia probe

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking interviews with Coats and two other Trump administration officials and that the Russian Federation investigation is widening to examine whether President Donald Trump tried to obstruct justice.

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  • Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'
Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said in a statement that the president felt he was fully vindicated by Comey's testimony, pointing to Comey saying the president wasn't directly under investigation. Trump wrote, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" ...

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  • Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department
Russian Federation probe causes tension among top officials at Justice Department

Although Rosenstein testified to his independence, the paper tells us, "Mr. Trump has a different view of the chain of command, aides said, but he also knows that he can not afford to fire Mr. He also said that Russian Federation was on his mind when making the decision. Comey testified that the member of his leadership team said that although it...

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  • Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter
Michelle Carter found guilty of involuntary manslaughter

Meanwhile, some believe the ruling in Carter's case could be grounds to expand the territories of manslaughter law. He died in 2014 of carbon monoxide poisoning, after he drove to a secluded parking lot and killed himself. "I thought you wanted to do this". Both teenagers had a history of physiological problems. The American Civil Liberties...

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  • What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller
What would happen if Trump tried to fire special counsel Mueller

Ruddy did not immediately respond to questions seeking clarification. "While the president has every right [to fire Mueller], he has no intention to do so". If Trump is wise, he'll leave Mueller in place and let this investigation run its course. Rosenstein took over the investigation when Sessions recused himself from any dealings with the Rus...

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  • Brexit talks won't be delayed
Brexit talks won't be delayed

Earlier on Thursday, it was announced the uncertainty in Westminster had pushed back the Queen's Speech - when the monarch announces the Government's programme for the parliamentary session - from Monday to Wednesday next week. Both sides have expressed their desire to avoid the return of a hard border between the Republic and Northern Ireland ...

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  • Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director
Trump confirms that he is being investigated for firing FBI Director

With Thursday's reporting, the investigation into Kushner - Trump's son-in-law and most trusted advisor - appears to have escalated yet again, and it's destroying the myth perpetuated by Trump and his allies that there is nothing to see here.

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  • Los Angeles pays tribute to Batman star Adam West
Los Angeles pays tribute to Batman star Adam West

West found it hard to land other acting jobs after the series ended because he was forever linked to the Batman role but eventually became the voice of Mayor Adam West on " Family Guy " and played himself for years on "The Fairly Odd-parents".

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  • Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race
Gillespie, Northam Win GOP and Democratic Primaries in Virginia Governor's Race

Gillespie fended off an unexpectedly strong challenge from Corey Stewart , chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. Despite the call, Gillespie never did so, citing Ronald Reagan's apocryphal eleventh commandment to not attack fellow Republicans , and congratulated him and fellow challenger State Senator Tom Wagner on a hard-fo...

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  • Richard S. Gerber: A war of words against Israel
Richard S. Gerber: A war of words against Israel

It said Netanyahu's remarks on Monday night were meant as a stumbling block to US President Donald Trump's attempts to breathe life into long-stalled peace efforts. Israeli rule over the West Bank continues, and under interim agreements with the Palestinians, the IDF now has full security and civil control of 60 percent of the West Bank.

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  • CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos
CNN sues Justice Department for copies of Comey memos

Christopher Ruddy , chief executive of the conservative news website Newsmax , made his remarks during an interview on PBS NewsHour . Ruddy added, "I personally think it would be a very significant mistake". Trump had interviewed Mueller to replace James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and his law firm represents membe...

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  • Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30
Anger boils over as London fire toll hits 30

Whilst outside, protestors continue to chant "What do we want?" Theresa May spent Friday meeting those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire that has left 30 people dead so far. There are questions about why the block was not fitted with sprinklers or a central smoke alarm, and whether a recent refurbishment, including new external cladding, he...

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  • Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door
Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

Sen. Rob Portman of OH said in a statement that Tillerson had confirmed to him Warmbier's release. Warmbier's release came as former US basketball star Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday, returning to the increasingly isolated nuclear-armed country where he has previously met leader Kim Jong Un .

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  • Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him
Trump publicly acknowledges Russia probe includes him

The order by the general counsel for the transition team casts a wide net on documents that could shed light on ties between Trump's presidential campaign and representatives of Russia's government. "The Department of Justice has a long-standing policy to neither confirm or deny such allegations", the statement said. "President Trump is hurting h...

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  • List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter
List of GOP congressmen found with baseball practice shooter

Ms. Hodgkinson, who was visibly distraught. "It's pure speculation what was in this guy's head", O'Connor said. A half-dozen patrons gathered at the tavern Thursday afternoon for the $1 taco special and to shoot pool said Hodgkinson didn't hang out there and wasn't known to them.

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  • May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP
May to meet NI parties amid concerns over deal with DUP

The Northern Ireland party has come to May's aid after last week's general election left the prime minister eight seats short of the 326 seats needed in the House of Commons to command an overall majority. A senior Conservative source said: "We are making a lot of progress, it's all being done in the spirit of cooperation, with a real focus...

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  • Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

The Cuban government is rejecting what it calls the "hostile rhetoric" of President Donald Trump's speech announcing a new USA policy toward the island, but says it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with the US on topics of mutual interest.

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  • 'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'
'Steve Scalise Took A Bullet For All Of Us'

Rep. Steve Scalise, the third-highest-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, is still in critical condition after undergoing the latest in a series of surgeries Thursday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to his hip. the reason I was going to second base was Steve Scalise, my colleague, was fighting for his life in the hospital rig...

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  • Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos
Brexit talks will reportedly begin on Monday despite Britain's political chaos

Foster later said it was "right and proper" for the DUP to support May's legislative program, which is due to be announced next week and will be the first formal test of her ability to govern. But Mr Davis insisted the United Kingdom still wants to negotiate its future trade relationship with the European Union "alongside" talks on the terms for Br...

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  • 58 presumed dead in London tower fire
58 presumed dead in London tower fire

Mr Cundy has warned the search and recovery operation is going to take a "significant" amount of time - with both the police and the London Fire Brigade saying it will take weeks to complete. "Victims have concerns their voice will not be heard, that their many questions about this tragedy will not be answered". One banner showed a drawing of M...

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  • Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry
Trump confirms he is under investigation in Russia inquiry

SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Good to be with you, Steve. In another tweet Friday morning, Trump said it's "sad" that seven months of investigations and hearings into possible links between his campaign and Russian Federation have been fruitless.

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  • US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Coast Of Japan
US Navy Destroyer Collides With Merchant Vessel Off Coast Of Japan

Naval Forces Japan. The US Navy also said that the ship suffered damage on starboard side, above and below the waterline, and that it had begun to take on water. The Japanese coast guard was on the scene and a USA official said U.S. tugboats and other Navy assets, including aircraft, were on the way. In an official statement, the US Navy said...

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  • It's complicated: Puerto Ricans vote on knotty U.S. relationship
It's complicated: Puerto Ricans vote on knotty U.S. relationship

However, turnout was low and several political parties which oppose Puerto Rico becoming a state had boycotted the entire referendum. Puerto Ricans head to polls Sunday with one question in mind: Should the US territory seek to become the country's 51st state? Puerto Ricans have been U.S.

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  • London fire could delay Brexit talks
London fire could delay Brexit talks

Arlene Foster appeared to hint at this when on Tuesday she spoke of counter-terrorism and Brexit as having featured in the negotiations. The Good Friday Agreement, which secured the current peace process in Northern Ireland , requires the United Kingdom government to show "rigorous impartiality" as part of its role.

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  • Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine
Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine

A lawyer representing President Donald Trump's transition issued a memo to team members telling them to retain material related to alleged Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. It is common for such a memo to be circulated after receiving a similar demand, called a preservation order, from the Justice Department, The New ...

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  • Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes
Secret Service says it has no Trump tapes

The newspaper reported on Wednesday that director of national intelligence Dan Coats, head of the National Security Agency Mike Rogers, and former deputy director at the NSA Richard Ledgett, had agreed to be interviewed by Mr Mueller's investigators as early as this week.

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  • UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job
UK PM May confident of deal to keep top job

She pointed out that the DUP had just achieved its greatest ever election result and said the party would not countenance anything regarding Sinn Féin deciding who the DUP's nominee for first minister should be. "There is very little time left". The announcement by Andrea Leadsom suggests that Prime Minister Theresa May and the Northern Ire...

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  • Queen, Prince William visit tower fire area
Queen, Prince William visit tower fire area

On Friday angry protesters chanting "We want justice" stormed their way into the Kensington and Chelsea town hall to try to confront the leaders of the local council. The UK has promised a full public inquiry, and announced a fund of 5 million British pounds ($6.4 million) to help those affected by the blaze. The government has committed to rehou...

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  • Trump says he's 'under investigation' over Comey firing
Trump says he's 'under investigation' over Comey firing

The New York Times sued the FBI , seeking a court's help in getting the agency to turn over documents created by fired FBI Director James Comey after his conversations with President Donald Trump . United States intelligence agencies concluded in January that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential race to try to help Trump win,...

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  • In Tweet, Trump Turns On Rod Rosenstein Over Investigation 'Witch Hunt'
In Tweet, Trump Turns On Rod Rosenstein Over Investigation 'Witch Hunt'

This week, Trump also attacked what he called a "phony story" in the Washington Post that said Mueller's investigation had been expanded to include an inquiry into whether Trump's firing of Comey amounted to an illegal attempt to obstruct justice .

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  • Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets
Trump submits financial information detailing trust assets

Before taking office in January, Mr Trump was a NY real estate developer and television celebrity. Since January, all of Trump's business assets have been in a trust managed and controlled by his sons Donald Jr . That's according to his latest financial disclosure released by the federal Office of Government Ethics Friday evening. His book...

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