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More than 200 firefighters were deployed to put out the fire. According to the BBC, the cladding had a plastic core, and was similar to that used by high-rise buildings in France, the United Arab Emirates and Australia which had also suffered fires that spread.
  • Mueller probe now examining possible obstruction

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    HERE ARE THE TOP STORIESPresident Trump is now under investigation for potential obstruction of justice. The Washington Post , citing five people briefed on the requests who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Dan Coats , the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency , and Richard Ledgett , the former deputy director at the NSA, had agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.
  • Belleville man identified as Alexandria shooter

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    White House pool reports claimed that Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were reportedly seen bringing flowers to Scalise who was shot earlier on Wednesday. "He's going to be OK, we hope", President Trump said. Four others were also injured in the incident. Representative Jeff Duncan told how he had encountered the apparent gunman in the auto park who asked him which party's lawmakers were on the field.
  • Relentless Al Franken Just Dropped The Hammer And Called Out Jeff Sessions

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    As the Senate intelligence committee asked Sessions repeatedly why he refused to answer certain questions regarding Trump , the president was watching. And we are supposed to disregard the abundant evidence the president has himself offered that the wildly retroactive argument Rod Rosenstein (with Jeff Sessions's endorsement) made for firing Comey was a mere pretext for his actual motives.
  • CMT In Early Talks To Revive Last Man Standing

    CMT In Early Talks To Revive Last Man Standing

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    It is important to remember that, despite this prior revival, that doesn't mean it's guaranteed CMT will revive Last Man Standing . ABC cancelled Last Man Standing in May despite the show drawing an average of more than eight million viewers across its sixth season, good enough to make it the network's second-highest-rated comedy and an impressive feat for a long-running sitcom airing on usually weak Friday nights.
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    Family of freed student adjusting to "different reality"

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    Doctors will share further information about Otto Warmbier's medical condition in a separate news conference Thursday afternoon, Martin said. The North's KCNA news agency said in a one-sentence dispatch that Warmbier's release followed a court decision on Tuesday.
  • Cosby accuser's mom: 'He admitted he was a sick man'

    Cosby accuser's mom: 'He admitted he was a sick man'

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    And she explained away the numerous phone calls she made to him afterward by saying she was merely returning Cosby's messages about the women's basketball squad at Temple University, where he was a powerful member of the board of trustees and she was director of team operations.
  • Ariana Grande And Her Team Honour Manchester With Tattoos

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    Proceeds from Grande's re-release of single One Last Time , which has already shot up the iTunes chart this week, will also go to the fund. John Legend, Sheryl Crow, Ellie Goulding and Fifth Harmony all tweeted their respects for the star, while British journalist Piers Morgan apologised to Ariana after initially criticising her for leaving the United Kingdom immediately after the Manchester attack.
  • Belleville Gunman Who Shot Top GOP Congressman Had History of Arrests

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    Hodgkinson, who owned a home inspection business, later died. But over the years, he has also had a number of scrapes with local police, including in March - apparently just before he moved to the Washington area - when neighbors complained that he had fired about 50 shots from a hunting rifle into nearby trees.
  • Pres. Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

    Pres. Trump under investigation for obstruction of justice

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    Former FBI Director James Comey suggested in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week that Mueller would consider whether a crime was committed when Trump allegedly told him "I hope you can let this go", referring to the investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn .
  • Post reports Trump under investigation for obstructing justice

    Post reports Trump under investigation for obstructing justice

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    Mueller was already granted a waiver by the Justice Department to lead the investigation despite a possible conflict of interest stemming from his law firm's representation of some of the people caught up in the investigation, including former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser.