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Costa said that while investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the fire, authorities believe that the high temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in recent days may have played a part. Jorge Gomes , the secretary of state for internal affairs, said President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was en route to the site of the tragedy. Two of those were seriously injured.
  • Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

    Lobbyist shot is expected to make full recovery

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    Vice President Mike Pence earlier on Thursday said he visited MedStar Washington Hospital Center , where Scalise was being treated. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital says he is more responsive and speaking with family.
  • Trump Confirms, Blasts Obstruction Probe: I Was 'Told' to Fire Comey

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    The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction, a notion that Trump and his lawyer Marc Kasowitz strongly denounced Thursday. However, since the table is turned now, Trump is feeling like "he is the victim of a conspiracy aimed at discrediting his presidency and ultimately ending his tenure of the White House ".
  • In tweets, Trump confirms he's under investigation

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    A growing investigation - today - NBC News has confirmed - that special counsel Robert Mueller - is investigating possible obstruction of justice - tied to President Trump . The tweet from President Trump on Friday was more of a squawk. "Nice", it added.Meanwhile, Mueller has sought interviews with three Trump administration officials who weren't involved in Trump's campaign.
  • Philippine Military loses 11 troops in errant airstrike

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    Mindanao has already seen Islamist and communist insurgencies and other separatist movements. Secretary Lorenzana also revealed that the Maute Terrorist Group has a lot of money to entice loyalists. However, an (unnamed) source told Reuters the decision was indeed driven by the commanders failure to marshal troops to Mindanao islands Marawi City despite substantial intelligence indicating the Maute criminal syndicate and foreign jihadists were assembling there.
  • UK's May meets fire survivors, faces criticism

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    May was jeered after she made a visit to the community Friday. "Under his leadership London has been left dangerously exposed", Mr Streeting told the Daily Mirror this week. So as questions mount, what needs to be done to ensure tragedies like Grenfell Tower don't occur again and who is really to blame? "Based on what we know there is nothing to suggest that the fire was started deliberately", Cundy said.
  • Scalise on the mend, now in 'serious' condition

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    Sava said he was optimistic about the progress made by Scalise over the past 48 hours. He was shot in the hip with a rifle round, and suffered internal bleeding and damage to internal organs. He says the country is praying for all of the victims who are still recovering. "He (Scalise) also has five senior whips as well, you know, to continue the process of Marshalling GOP votes for specific legislation", Chervenak said.
  • Theresa May 'confident' of Queen's Speech vote with or without DUP deal

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    The party would oppose any deal that would, he said, undermine that agreement. Voters in Northern Ireland who support the reunification of the island are now without representation in the British parliament. "It's a unity of objective, having voted to leave the European Union, that their Government gets on with that and makes a success of it, and we are committed to developing a deep and special partnership with the European Union".