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Erdogan vehemently rejected the accusations - already strongly denied by Doha - that Qatar supports terrorism, arguing the country had been a staunch opponent of Islamic State (IS) jihadists. "Saudi Arabia has the potential and capability to solve this crisis as a wise state and big brother of the region and also as a major actor", Turkey's presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said.
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    Euille said that "very friendly" Hodgkinson was "living out of the gym bag" and appeared to have everything he owned in it. Authorities believe the 66-year-old had lived in his van near the scene of the shooting in Alexandria , Virginia, since March.
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    If they do form, they could be severe weather damaging wind potential along with heavy rainfall. We will keep thunderstorm chances through the afternoon, but that front will be responsible for knocking some of the humidity out of the air for early next week.
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    Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "I encourage every effort to get to the bottom of any such allegations ", he said. That is, Sessions didn't seem willing to swerve over the line to broadside President Donald Trump's critics by echoing the more extreme of his boss' recent statements regarding James Comey , the Russian Federation probe and ex-adviser Michael Flynn.
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    But as long as the suspects are missing, he called the matter of who opened fire "immaterial" for now. Both men worked as correctional officers at Baldwin State Prison, she said, and the department said they had an "unwavering commitment to their job" and their families.
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    Lawmakers also asked Rosenstein whether it was appropriate for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to be involved in the firing of James Comey as FBI director given Sessions' recusal from any investigation into Trump's campaign. "I was sacked, in some way, to change - or the endeavor was to change the way the Russian Federation investigation was being conducted". "The continued illegal leaks are the only crime here", McDaniel said in a statement.
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    Although he did not deny the Post report , Mr Trump's lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, said last night: "The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal". President Trump dismissed a potential obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between him, his campaign or people associated with him and Russian Federation a "phony story".
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    Perriello congratulated Northam in a phone call a little before 8:30 p.m. The Republican primary races, by contrast, were significantly closer, with governor candidates Edward W. Northam took the stage at his victory party in Arlington to a hot and happy crowd. Northam raised almost $6.5 million in the primary compared to Perriello's $4 million haul, which helped the lieutenant governor saturate Washington-area television stations with ads over the last few weeks.
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    He also refused to answer under what authority he was refusing to answer that question. Heinrich immediately tore into Sessions , accusing him of "impeding" the panel's investigation. The testimony by Sessions marked the latest chapter in a saga that has dogged Trump's first five months as president and distracted from his domestic policy agenda including major healthcare and tax cut initiatives.
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    The HIMARS will be stationed in the vicinity of the U.S. -Coalition training base at At Tarif to support operations there. They said HIMARS, which can fire missiles as far as 300km had been deployed for the first time in southern Syria .
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    Responding officers were also wounded in the shooting, but U.S. Capitol Police said they are expected to survive. Reports of two people who were shot during the incident are in critical condition and were transported to George Washington Hospital in Washington.
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    But amid the relief, there were also new questions about what happened to him: How did a healthy young man fall into such a deep coma? The North Koreans agreed and he was flown out on Tuesday. "This system imposes unduly harsh sentences for actions that would not be considered crimes in the United States and threatens USA citizen detainees with being treated in accordance with 'wartime law of the DPRK'".
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    Sessions says he was there for a speech by then-candidate Donald Trump and members of Sessions' staff were also in attendance. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. "The only thing I've seen is what you guys have printed in the press, so I have no reason to even take on the question", he said. Lindsey Graham, Rosenstein said that having given political donations is not a disqualifier.
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    Customs and Border Protection. Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK Airport say they were inspecting Yoncela Stanley Sunday after she arrived from St. Customs agents suspected something was wrong with the seat and with Yoncela Stanley, a USA citizen. Stanley was charged with federal narcotics smuggling following a brief arraignment in Brooklyn Federal Court, the Daily News reports .
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    He was criticised by Democrat senators, however, after he repeatedly refused to give details of his conversations with Mr Trump . "He was preparing for the stop here today", said Sanders. "I was your colleague in this body for 20 years, and the suggestion that I participated in any collusion or that I was aware of any collusion with the Russian government to hurt this country, which I have served with honor for over 35 years, or to undermine the integrity of our democratic process, is an ...
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    Mims will be flown off the Shiloh for an evaluation on the USS Ronald Reagan. "I'm relieved that this sailors family will not be joining the ranks of our Gold Star families who have sacrificed so much for our country", Admiral Charles Williams, head of the US Navy contingent comprised of the USS Ronald Reagan.
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    The details of his capture were not immediately available. According to the Washington Post , the Federal Bureau of Investigation believed in 2016 that Lyle Jeffs may have used olive oil to slip out of his ankle-monitoring device to escape.
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    ISIS claimed the attacks on Wednesday, also publishing a video that it claimed was from the parliament building. "Six people who were certainly connected to Wednesday's terrorist attacks in Tehran were identified and arrested", Aliakbar Garousi was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency.
  • Ex-NBA star Rodman heads to North Korea as private citizen

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    Today, University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan released a statement saying that while the school's "community is relieved to learn of Otto's release from North Korea , we are deeply concerned and saddened to learn from his family that he is in a coma".
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    He was arrested in January 2016 on charges of anti-state acts and was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. The family of Otto Warmbier said Wednesday they are "adjusting to a different reality" following their son's return from North Korea, where he was "brutalized" by his captors and held for more than a year in a coma - the cause of which is still unknown.
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    In handing down the sentence in Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, Judge John Boccabella said, "This is a Shakespearean tragedy; this is a fall from grace that is both unfortunate and well deserved". They also noted that Spanier showed a "stunning lack of remorse of his victims" and said he chose "to protect his personal reputation and that of the university instead of the welfare of children".
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    The Fine Gael Dublin West TD was elected by the Dail this afternoon and as well as becoming the youngest Taoiseach ever he is also the seventh to come from Dublin . Ireland's newly elected prime minister, Leo Varadkar , shakes hands with members of a crowd gathered outside Leinster House, the seat of Irish Parliament in Dublin .
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    However, the New York Times reported that the man who spoke to Duncan and De Santis was "later identified as the gunman". "The detail that Steve has is very visible at that ballpark". "I'm right and you're evil". From there, Duncan reached out to U.S. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Mississippi, who put him in contact with an Alexandria Police Department detective, where Duncan offered his description of the man.
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    El funcionario lamentó que " el saldo aumentará ", por lo que reiteró el carácter provisional de la información. La policía ha confirmado la muerte de 12 personas en el incendio , pero esa cifra podría aumentar, asegura Stuart Cundy , comandante de la Policía Metropolitana de Londres .
  • Gunman opens fire on Republicans during baseball practice

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    The incident happened in the Del Ray neighbourhood, which is across the Potomac River from Washington . However, following surgery, the hospital announced that he was in critical condition. She said the officer had gotten out of a parked auto, drawn a handgun and shouted something to the gunman, who then fired. Representative Mo Brooks of Alabama told CNN that he caught a glimpse of the gunman, and that he was shooting near a chain link fence behind the third base on the field.
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    Según un balance de la policía londinense conocido a primera hora de la tarde, en el incendio habrían muerto al menos 12 personas y otras 78 resutaron heridas . Las asociaciones locales Rugby Portobello Trust y Harrow Centre, así como algunas iglesias , se movilizaron para albergar a los siniestrados, mientras que los clubes de fútbol profesional de Fulham y Queens Park Rangers también propusieron apoyo material y financiero.
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    La compañía de circo canadiense explicó hoy en un comunicado que los vehículos que trasladan los artículos necesarios para el espectáculo se quedaron varados en el paso fronterizo de Jama , cerrado por las autoridades de Argentina y Chile de manera imprevista por la acumulación de hielo y nieve en la calzada.
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    Las autoridades porteñas explicaron que si reciben una respuesta positiva por partes de los vecinos, impulsarán una ley en la legislatura local que contemple la posibilidad de ingresar con perros y gatos a los locales gastronómicos. También se podrá votar de forma presencial en puntos de alto tránsito. Esta iniciativa surge con la intención de continuar con la participación de vecinos en políticas públicas y teniendo en cuenta que los resultados de la Encuesta Anual de Hogares de 2014, ...
  • Congressman shot during baseball practice in northern Virginia

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    The assailant, prepared with "a lot of ammo", fought a gun battle with police before he, too, was shot and later died. Members described Scalise dragging himself roughly 15 yards away from second base, where he had been playing, and lying there until the shooter was neutralized, at which point some of them ran to assist him and apply pressure to the wound until he could be evacuated.
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    CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield, in her description of Sanders' speech , said he urged supporters "to take down President Trump's agenda". "Their sacrifice makes democracy possible". And this security person stepped out of a Suburban and had a handgun and yelled, 'Drop your weapon!' And the person shot that guard, and he or she fell in front of us.
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    Two days ago he posted the following about Trump on Facebook: "I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an [expletive] you are Truly the Biggest [expletive] We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office ". Senator Sanders acknowledged that Hodgkinson volunteered for his presidential campaign previous year, but he denounced the violence as "despicable". That case was dismissed.
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    Si bien ya son delicadas las relaciones entre el presidente de Estados Unidos y el primer ministro australiano, a este tema se le ha sumado un último episodio de burla, llevada a cabo en una reunión formal con periodistas, allí Malcolm Turnbull , comenzó a imitar la forma de hablar, tics de lenguaje y gestos del mandatario, adicionalmente este líder australiano bromeó sobre las quejas emtidas por el republicano sobre una supuesta falsificación de votos y sus conexiones con Rusia .
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    Como se recordará, la fiscal general , Luisa Ortega , impugnó este lunes el nombramiento de 33 magistrados designados en diciembre 2015 por el saliente Parlamento, por considerar que su parcialidad ha acelerado la severa situación del país.
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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein , addressing questions of whether President Donald Trump might fire Robert Mueller , the special counsel appointed to lead the investigation into Russia's election meddling, declared that he'd seen no basis for dismissing Mueller.