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Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 8, 2017 file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington . Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his backyard with his family". Trump, in a video message played at the game, said the event had "a much deeper level of meaning" because of the shooting .
  • Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical

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    Republicans and Democrats have swapped political insults for friendly rivalry at their annual congressional baseball game in honour of House of Representatives politician Steve Scalise , critically injured in a shooting rampage . Rep. Steve Scalise is still in critical condition , but his health is improving, the Congressman's surgeon said two days after Scalise was shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game .
  • China-backed AIIB touts growth, sustainability

    China-backed AIIB touts growth, sustainability

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    Among the 80 approved members, 75 delegations attended the AIIB's second annual meeting along with 46 officials from multilateral development banks such as the Asian Development Bank. The meeting's venue was chosen before a dispute between South Korea and China over Seoul's decision a year ago to host a U. anti-missile system. To date, the AIIB has approved 2.49 billion USA dollars in financing for 16 infrastructure projects in nine countries.
  • United States citizen was detained in North Korea for pro-West material

    United States citizen was detained in North Korea for pro-West material

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    She says it's an "extremely sad" situation that student Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir) is in a coma. The US state department said it had secured his release "at the direction" of President Trump but it then emerged that Mr Warmbier has been in coma for more than a year after contracting botulism - a fate his family learnt about a week ago.
  • Rosenstein Acknowledges He May Need To Recuse Himself From Russia Probe

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    Trump disputed the investigation's credibility. HORSLEY: And the memo was all about the way Comey dealt with the email investigation of Hillary Clinton a year ago. Still, since Trump fired the former FBI director, James Comey , who was overseeing the Russian Federation probe little more than a month ago, the White House comments have stirred concern among members of Congress that Mueller might get the same treatment if the investigation goes against the president.
  • New York City to create new 'nightlife ambassador' position

    New York City to create new 'nightlife ambassador' position

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    The plan focuses on jobs that pay at least $50,000 in tech, sciences, culture and manufacturing - and targets New Yorkers who have at least a high school diploma. "These efforts are important but the real key is the quality of our education system and the infrastructure that supports business development, like transportation", she said.
  • Saudi Arabia says airspace ban for Qatar flights was to protect citizens

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    Most of the dairy supplied to Doha previously came from Saudi Arabia. The Arab states blocked direct flights with Qatar and all except Bahrain barred Qatari flights from using their airspace. Violence has increased in recent weeks between militants and Saudi security forces in a predominantly Shiite town in the country's east. Saudi Arabia has also accused Qatar of backing Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis.
  • 58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

    58 missing and presumed dead in London apartment fire

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    Around 70 people are missing, according to Britain's Press Association , and identification of the victims is proving very hard. The death toll rose to 30 on Friday but authorities warned it would increase further, as fire crews picked their way through the wreckage of the building which was engulfed in flames in the early hours of Wednesday.