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Shortly after news of Wednesday's tragedy broke, it claimed: "Regular readers of this blog will know that we have posted numerous warnings in recent years about the very poor fire safety standards at Grenfell Tower". The government department in charge of regulating building work - the Department for Communities and Local Government - did not respond to Reuters' questions, including whether such fire barriers were required by law.
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    May to meet Irish party leader on government formation

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    Britain entered a sixth day of political limbo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Theresa May yet to seal a deal to prop up her minority government and facing calls to soften her stance on Brexit days before negotiations on leaving the European Union begin.
  • Trump denounces reports of widening Russian Federation probe

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    Five sources told the Post that Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats , NSA Director Mike Rogers and his ex-deputy Richard Ledgett agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators. Bush and Obama administrations. Christopher Ruddy, a friend of Trump's who owns the conservative news site Newsmax , said on June 12 that Trump was considering firing Mueller .
  • Special counsel Robert Mueller meets with Senate leaders

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    To understand why Mueller wants to interview Coats and Rogers, you have to refer back to a pair of other major Washington Post scoops (from some of these same reporters). "What changed was, after the firing of James Comey , and Trump said it was because of the Russian Federation investigation, the FBI began to investigate the president for obstruction of justice ", WaPo's Sari Horwotz told CNN's Erin Burnett on Wednesday night, referencing Trump's May 11 interview with NBC News' ...
  • Members of Congress receive threats, consider security following shooting

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    As I sat in the dugout, I was horrified as I thought about Whip Scalise, the heroic Capitol Police officers, and the young former and current Capitol Hill staffers who were injured. PAUL RYAN: We are united. "And what we just saw here is one of the bad side effects of someone not exercising those rights properly". Trump's measured response to Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice stood in stark contrast to his inflammatory reactions to some previous acts of violence.
  • Police charge man in Sydney with planning to fight in Syria

    Police charge man in Sydney with planning to fight in Syria

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    Mr Taleb was netted by an ongoing investigation by the NSW Joint Counter Terrorism team - which includes NSW Police Force, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the NSW Crime Commission. But, three weeks later, he was singing the praises of Sheikh Anwar al-Awlaki, an al-Qaeda attack planner who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in 2011.
  • London Fire Claims 12 As Death Toll Rises

    London Fire Claims 12 As Death Toll Rises

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    A local community organization, the Grenfell Action Group, had warned about fire dangers at the building since 2013. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . She was also seen sharing a greeting with some locals. LANGFITT: Chellat says he fears the family of five may have perished. He said he was alerted to the fire not by fire alarms but by people on the street below, shouting "don't jump, don't jump".
  • Iranian boat shines laser at US aircraft in Strait of Hormuz

    Iranian boat shines laser at US aircraft in Strait of Hormuz

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    An Iranian Navy vessel encountered the three American ships traveling through worldwide waters in the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday, U.S. military officials said. A second U.S. official said that the number of unsafe and unprofessional encounters in 2017 was "way below" the number that had occurred by the same point in 2016.