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Mr Robert Mueller , the special counsel named by the department to investigate the Russian Federation matter, is now examining whether Mr Trump or others sought to obstruct the probe, a person familiar with the inquiry said on Thursday .
  • Gold, silver futures settle higher after Fed raises interest rate

    Gold, silver futures settle higher after Fed raises interest rate

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    JANET YELLEN: We anticipate further increases this year and next year for the federal funds rate. "In view of realized and expected labor market conditions and inflation , the committee chose to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 1 to 1-1.25 per cent, " Fed said , adding, "The stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a sustained return to 2 per cent inflation ".
  • White House doesn't deny Trump considering firing Mueller

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    As special counsel Robert Mueller builds his legal team, Mr Trump's allies have begun raising questions about the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's impartiality, implying he can not be trusted to lead the probe. That memo detailed a February meeting in which Trump allegedly pressed Comey to drop the FBI's investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Gingrich: A president "cannot obstruct justice"

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    Donald Trump has finally confirmed he's being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation - by tweeting about it. After questioning Clinton's use of executive privilege as well, Gingrich then delivered a similarly harsh address before his former political committee, GOPAC.
  • Trump lawyer says Trump not under investigation, despite Trump's tweet

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    Speaking on NBC's " Meet the Press " Sunday, attorney Jay Sekulow said the "president is not under investigation by the special counsel". "You're reading more into the tweet than what is there", he said. The conservative lawyer Sekulow, chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, is assisting Trump as Mueller also probes into the potential obstruction of justice by the president in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey .
  • Germany expects no delay in Brexit negotiations

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    May hopes with the backing of the DUP her Conservatives will again command the majority they lost in last week's election. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson , an independent-minded figure within May's party who actually achieved a measure of success in the election, beating back the anti-Brexit Scottish Nationalists, isn't likely to lend her 13-strong parliamentary group's support to the hardliners: They are unpopular in Scotland.
  • Brexit talks start Monday. The UK still lacks a plan

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    Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britain past year voted to end its decades-old membership of the 28-country bloc - the first country ever to do so - in a shock referendum result. In the joint statement issued Thursday, officials said: " Michel Barnier , the European Commission's Chief Negotiator and David Davis , Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, agreed today to launch Article 50 negotiations on Monday June 19".
  • James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

    James Hodgkinson launched into Trump tirade before shooting

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    Steve Scalise and others wounded. Hodgkinson died after being shot by police. Although the weather in Washington looks headed toward a near-flawless summer night, an obvious and immovable shadow is being cast over Thursday night's Congressional Baseball Game - a tradition that began more than a century ago .
  • Beyoncé gives birth to twins

    Beyoncé gives birth to twins

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    While the twins' genders have yet to be revealed, on Friday, an unidentified woman carrying a bouquet of pink, purple and blue flowers with two giant baby foot-shaped pink and blue balloons that read, "Baby Girl" and "Baby Boy, was photographed dropping off the gift at the same Los Angeles hospital".
  • Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

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    Sen. Bob Menendez released a statement applauding Trump's call for Chesimard to be returned to the U.S. While U.S. citizens are already barred from visiting for tourism, the Trump administration says its new policy "enhances travel restrictions " to more strictly audit Americans who travel to Cuba to ensure they comply with one of the 12 allowed categories of approved trips, including visiting relatives, educational or research purposes, and journalism.