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The gunman who shot a top GOP congressman and several other people Wednesday at a baseball practice outside the nation's capital had a long history of lashing out at Republicans and once frightened a neighbor by firing a rifle into a field behind his IL house.
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    He confirmed they had also discussed the possibility of a referendum on Irish unity. Theresa May insisted the Government was "absolutely steadfast" in its commitment to the Northern Irish peace process as she faced questions on whether a DUP-Tory alliance would put fragile agreements at risk.
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    The online portal was quoting from Waewta's interview with BBC Thai , which first published her story in Thai language on its site. Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith said his officials were reasonably confident that banned products had not been used in high-rise structures.
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    But hundreds of people remained outside, demonstrating into the evening. Speaking with 7 News Mr Martin said he raced to the tower after seeing the glow from his house a few streets away. Families searching for loved ones have blanketed the area near the tower with posters. Mohammed, whose apartment is opposite the tower, had friends who lived in Grenfell's upper stories.
  • Trump Says He's 'Canceling' Obama's Cuba Policy

    Trump Says He's 'Canceling' Obama's Cuba Policy

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    Cuba's 1,470-word statement Friday night labeled Trump a hypocrite for calling on Cuba to improve human rights, saying the US government "is threatening more limits on health care that would leave 23 million people without insurance ...
  • Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

    Trump rolls back some, not all, changes in US-Cuba relations

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    Despite his effort to roll back parts of Obama's Cuba policy, Trump left many of Obama's legacy intact, including remaining US embassy in Cuba. Embassies in Havana and Washington will remain open. NBC's bias toward Cuba was made evident Thursday night when they sent Andrea Mitchell to the country to regurgitate talking points fed to her by the Cuban government.
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    Trump's speech, which came as the president signed a directive outlining his posture toward Cuba, is the latest attempt by the Trump administration to chip away at Obama's legacy, of which the Cuba policy of starting a historic detente was a major part.
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    There's been at least 1 mass shooting every month this year

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    But they are pragmatic enough to know the latest shooting doesn't dramatically alter the dynamics of their uphill battle. Typically, after one of these tragedies occurs, the gun control debate takes the spotlight as Democrats call for stronger gun control reforms while Republicans evoke the Second Amendment to keep the laws as lax as they are.
  • Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed area

    Djibouti says Eritrean soldiers occupy disputed area

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    Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf said Djibouti's military were "on alert" and that it had lodged complaints with the United Nations and the African Union. Djibouti, a close Western ally, hosts French and USA military bases and is the main route to the sea for Eritrea's arch foe and Washington's top regional ally, Ethiopia.
  • Putin: More US sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature

    Putin: More US sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature

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    Congress to alleged Russian meddling of the 2016 presidential election to date. Putin had previously dismissed the proposed sanctions, saying they reflected an internal political struggle in the United States, and that Washington had always used such methods as a means of trying to contain Russian Federation.
  • Flooding stabilized after USS Fitzgerald collision, Navy says; 7 sailors still missing

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    Family members are frantically seeking news as the ship slowly headed toward its home base at Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. The warship was towed back to Yokosuka, escorted by a Japanese coast guard ship, naval officials said. "Just heard the sweetest voice and saw a wonderful face". The Japan coast guard dispatched five patrol ships and an aircraft carrying medics to the site for search and rescue operations.
  • Negociaremos "un acuerdo mejor" con Cuba si hay avances democráticos — Trump

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    No obstante, dijo que las embajadas continuarán abiertas . Estados Unidos rompió relaciones con Cuba en 1961 después de la revolución que encabezó Fidel Castro y pasó las siguientes décadas intentando destronar al gobierno cubano o aislando a la isla , lo que incluyó un severo embargo económico impuesto en primera instancia por el presidente Dwight D.
  • Anger mounts over London fire

    Anger mounts over London fire

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    The death toll in the massive fire that engulfed a 24-storey tower here almost doubled to 30 today amid fears that it could climb to "triple figures", even as Scotland Yard launched a criminal investigation into the cause of one of the worst fire tragedies in the country.
  • Presidente de Brasil dice que las acusaciones en su contra son inventadas

    Presidente de Brasil dice que las acusaciones en su contra son inventadas

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    Rocha Loures, quien está preso, fue filmado por la PF recibiendo 500.000 reales (unos 152.346 dólares) en un restaurante de Sao Paulo de manos de un ejecutivo de JBS , dinero que el acusado devolvió después de las denuncias. La mayoría de los jueces, incluyendo dos nombrados recientemente por el Sr. Andrade, del Partido Popular Socialista (PPS), asumió de manera interina el mes pasado, después de que el ministro Roberto Freire, el presidente de su partido, dejó el cargo tras las ...
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    Theresa May did not need to call an election, but arrogance - which runs through parts of the Conservative Party like letters through a stick of Blackpool rock - appears to have persuaded her to do so in the vain pursuit of the Brexit unicorn.
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    During the campaign trail, Republican candidate # Donald Trump made a lot of predictions about rival #Hillary Clinton which are unfolding before the eyes of America. Comey said during congressional testimony last week that he interpreted the president's statement about the Flynn investigation as a "directive".
  • US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Improving After Baseball Field Shooting

    US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Improving After Baseball Field Shooting

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    Congressman Steve Scalise remains in critical condition following surgery to fix injuries sustained after he was shot at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday, hospital officials announced in a statement on Thursday evening. Scalise had been at "imminent risk of death" when he was first brought into the hospital on Wednesday, and he received many units of transfused blood, the doctor said.
  • Theresa May orders public inquiry into tower fire

    Theresa May orders public inquiry into tower fire

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    Flames from the huge fire which engulfed Grenfell Tower leapt several storeys during the blazing, prompting witnesses to suggest that it had spread via cladding installed on the building as part of a refurbishment completed a year ago. The focus has turned to questions over the exterior cladding added as part of the refurbishment. London Mayor Sadiq Khan said many questions must be answered about safety for the scores of other apartment buildings around the British capital.
  • Friend Says Trump Weighs Firing Special Counsel Mueller

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    While accusing the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration of indulging in illegal acts, Trump had said that "there was never a special counsel appointed to oversee the acts of his Democrat predecessors". Later in the Holt interview , after appearing to call Rosenstein (not by name) "highly respected" and a "very good guy, a very smart guy", Trump said: "He had made a recommendation".
  • Ordeal of United States student in N.Korea, now in coma, 'terrible thing'

    Ordeal of United States student in N.Korea, now in coma, 'terrible thing'

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    He was incarcerated in March 2016 for stealing a political poster from a hotel. For this he was sentenced to 15 years hard labor on a charge of "hostile acts against the state" following a one-hour trial in March 2016. He spoke as an OH hospital said Otto had suffered a "severe neurological injury" and is in a stable condition. Yun demanded his release, the White House claimed.
  • Trump elimina los acuerdos de Obama con Cuba

    Trump elimina los acuerdos de Obama con Cuba

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    La isla rechazó la "retórica hostil" del mandatario estadounidense. Mientras calificó como "grandes hombres y amigos", al senador Marco Rubio y al congresista Mario Díaz-Balart, representantes del minúsculo grupo que pidió una reversión de la política de Barack Obama hacia Cuba .
  • Dem: Congress will begin impeachment if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein

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    Sessions learned of the Mueller appointment at about the same time that the press was told, according to people briefed on the matter. If Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein or prods him into recusing himself from the Russian Federation meddling investigation he oversees, the president risks creating chaos at the Justice Department while failing to stop the inquiry.
  • Protesters chanting 'we want justice' storm town hall in London

    Protesters chanting 'we want justice' storm town hall in London

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    The tower is in a working-class enclave near the multimillion-pound homes of Kensington. Queen Elizabeth II marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and recent extremist attacks in London and Manchester.
  • Cuba condemns Trump's 'hostile rhetoric' but still wants to talk

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    The Cuban government has withstood the USA trade embargo for more than a half century and will not make any political concessions to the United States due to economic pressure, said Carlos Alzugaray, a retired Cuban diplomat. Engage Cuba, a group lobbying for an end to the embargo, estimates that 10,000 U.S. jobs in aviation and the cruise business already depend on Cuba.
  • Newt Gingrich, Who Led Impeachment of Bill Clinton: "The President"

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    Gingrich speaks regularly with Trump and is promoting a new book on how to "understand" him. Although it is not yet clear why Newt Gingrich should alter his opinion of the special counsel so quickly, it is known that the Washington Post reported , just prior to Gingrich's tweets , that Robert Mueller was investigating President Trump and the possibility of obstruction of justice charges being filed against him in regard to the president's alleged interference in the Russian tampering ...
  • Virginia baseball field shooting

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    On Wednesday morning, a gunman ambushed the field where the Republican team was practicing in Alexandria, Virginia. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, second from left, arrives for a Special GOP Leadership Election on Capitol Hill in Washington on November 15, 2016.
  • A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

    A Day After Alexandria Shooting, More Questions, Few Answers

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    Trent Franks of Arizona, Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina, Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama, and one or two other names that officials would not reveal. Hodgkinson's Facebook page is filled with vitriolic rants against the Republican Party and he belonged to a Facebook group entitled "Terminate The Republican Party".
  • List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

    List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

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    Those who knew him around Belleville have said nothing suggested he was capable of the attack on members of Congress, in spite of his often stated, very strong, and well-documented anti-Republican views. Zack Barth, a congressional aide, was shot in the calf, treated and released from a hospital. A lobbyist was also wounded and said to be in critical condition following surgery.
  • Scalise in critical condition

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    He remains in critical condition , but has improved in the last 24 hours. "I think anybody that ever played baseball, the dream was to play in a major league stadium", Richmond said previous year. "Steve, in his own way, may have brought some unity to our long-divided country", Trump said in the Roosevelt Room. "And because of him, and the tremendous pain and suffering he's now enduring - he's having a hard time , far worse than anybody thought - our country will perhaps become closer, ...
  • Trump confirms probe over Comey firing

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    President Trump could have taken to social media Friday morning to celebrate the two-year anniversary of his presidential campaign announcement and unlikely political rise that followed. An official of Trump's transition confirmed the laywer's internal order sent Thursday. Comey was later sacked, with Trump acknowledging that the Russian investigation was on his mind when he made a decision to dismiss him.
  • E3 2017: Xbox One X Will Indeed Support VR

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    Xbox Boss Phil Spencer in a recent interview with BusinessInsider revealed that Microsoft isn't making any money on each Xbox One sold. "There's nothing technically that would keep any game a console game maker is building who wants to take advantage of the capability here from making Xbox One X the very best version of every one of those games".
  • Donald Trump blasts obstruction of justice probe reports as 'phony'

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    While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported , the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey. An aide to Vice President Mike Pence revealed on Thursday that he was hiring Richard Cullen-a veteran of the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida-as a private lawyer.
  • Rosenstein may need to recuse himself from Russia probe

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    Trump had expressed the same outrage when Mueller , a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director from 2001 to 2013, was appointed last month by the US Department of Justice to probe Russian meddling. An hour later he claimed: "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Three senior intelligence officials are being interviewed this week to assess whether the President broke the law.
  • Republican leader, Capitol officers and aide shot at congressional baseball practice

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    Definitely not all 535 members of Congress. From the moment the news broke, we were family. "There are no D's and R's behind our names today", Rep. Joe Crowley, a Democrat from NY, said . Usually, I weigh in, no question. There would need to be a new rule issued if members wanted to use any of those funds for home security costs. Williams, who has coached the Republican baseball team since 2013, was not shot, despite reports in some media outlets.