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However, the contractors who completed a £9.7m refurbishment of Grenfell Tower in 2016, Rydon, insist that the tower block met fire and health and safety standards. Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said.
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  • Sessions Criticized Comey on Clinton Investigation Today, But Defended Him Last Year

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  • Pittsburgh Penguins defend Stanley Cup title

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  • Labour's Owen Smith appointed as shadow Northern Ireland secretary

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  • India Set Targets High For Semi-Finals

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  • Harvard's 1st female president stepping down after 11 years

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  • Congressmen at GOP Baseball Shooting Credit Capitol Police for Preventing 'Massacre'

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    U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis , still wearing his dusty baseball outfit, was on the verge of tears as he spoke Wednesday at the Capitol about the gunfire that erupted at a congressional baseball practice. His staff has said he was good spirits before undergoing surgery at the hospital. "I told them, 'I love you". She also says in a Twitter post that Capitol Police are "public servants and heroes today and every day".
  • Core RPG Pokémon announced for Switch - is Pokémon Stars real?

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  • E3 2017: Call Of Duty

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  • London fire: Warnings ignored, bad advice given, Grenfell Tower residents claim

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  • 5 key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

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    And while he did criticize Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail fiasco a year ago - which you'll recall was the official White House explanation for why Comey was canned until the president admitted it was about the Russian Federation probe - Sessions passed up multiple opportunities to join in the Comey-bashing.
  • E3 2017: VR Game 'Star Child' Receives Trailer

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  • Two US soldiers killed, two wounded in attack by Afghan soldier

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    The White House press office said President Donald Trump had been briefed on the incident. The number of insider attacks spiked in 2012 but have since become less common, a reduction attributed to new security procedures and better vetting of Afghan security forces.
  • Children tossed from windows in London high-rise blaze

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  • Trump To Address Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice

    Trump To Address Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice

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  • DC police say 2 arrests made in Turkish embassy melee case

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    The U.S. official, who was not authorized to speak publicly to the matter and demanded anonymity, said DC police had identified 34 of 42 people who were involved in the fight, and are seeking their arrests. "The State Department has raised its concerns about these events at the highest levels and a thorough investigation that will allow us to hold the responsible individuals accountable is of the utmost importance to us".
  • Greatly enhanced Google Backup and Sync to (mostly) replace Drive

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  • A massive high rise fire in London has killed 6 people

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    Flames and smoke billow from Grenfell Tower in west London the morning after the fire broke out . The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed, but residents told the AP they had repeatedly warned building administrators about a potential fire threat.