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NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London . The Grenfell Tower disaster is uncomfortably similar to a fast-moving blaze at another London-area public housing project, Lakanal House, that killed six people, including three children, eight years ago.
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    Shortly before the hospital issued its statement , President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to the hospital. The White House was still using the talking point in August 2016 ahead of the presidential election.
  • Kathy Griffin breaks down and claims the Trump family ruined her life

    Kathy Griffin breaks down and claims the Trump family ruined her life

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    Griffin issued an apology in a video , in which she said, "I crossed the line" and "went way too far ", and that "the image is too disturbing". "For the first time in history that we are aware of, the President of the United States and his family are personally attempting to ruin a comedian".
  • Year-old speller shines at National Spelling Bee

    Year-old speller shines at National Spelling Bee

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    The victor received an engraved trophy, a $40,000 cash prize, a $2,500 US savings bond, and an Encyclopaedia Britannica reference library. Marocain is a French word for a dress fabric made of ribbed crepe. "I just didn't recognize the word from the definition", Shruthika said after leaving the stage to loud applause. Dasari correctly spelled his word.
  • DeSantis talked with gunman just before shooting started

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    Fox News Insider reports Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) claimed a man approached him and asked him questions about who was taking part in the practice sessions of the annual Congressional Baseball Game. U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, also left the practice early so he could drive two of his sons to their last day of school. Five minutes later, he heard gunshots.
  • Democratic Rep. Sherman Drafts Article of Impeachment Against Trump

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    Bush went on to win the Electoral College and thus, the presidency. Of course, with Democrats outnumbered by Republicans 241-194, it is all but certain that the measure would be defeated. While Sherman is the first Democrat to release an article of impeachment , he has yet to officially file it in the House. "If he doesn't talk to us nor work with us, to me it is just a reflection on his desire to do nothing and to make sure that the governor is the one who will be hurt next year in the ...
  • Gunman who shot congressman had anti-GOP history

    Gunman who shot congressman had anti-GOP history

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    House of Representatives, and others. The 66-year-old man from IL injured House Whip Steve Scalise and four others. The suspect who authorities say opened fire on a congressional baseball team practice this morning - wounding a congressman and several others - was an avid Bernie Sanders supporter with a checkered, and sometimes violent, past, including a police run-in just months ago for firing a rifle near homes, a Herald review of IL police records shows.
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    Historic shipwreck discovered off Southern California coast

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Coast Guard discovered the wreck last fall during a routine survey. Commissioned in the late 1800s, the McCulloch first set out to sea during the Spanish-American War as part of Commodore George Dewey's Asiatic Squadron in the Battle of Manila Bay.
  • Gunfire turns US lawmakers' baseball practice into 'killing field'

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    After the shooting at the Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, we asked members of the Democratic and Republican baseball teams to weigh in on the attack. A woman walking her dog heard a female officer scream, "Drop your weapon", before the gunman "shot her and she fell to the ground". The Capitol Police were directing their fire at the opposite dugout, over by third base, Brooks said.
  • Trump Is Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice

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    Amid the investigation, Mueller and his team are said to be interviewing senior intelligence officials. The Russia investigation expanded to include obstruction of justice shortly after former FBI Director James Comey was sacked by the Department of Justice, according to the five anonymous sources cited in the Washington Post report.
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    Trump heads to Ohio to talk infrastructure

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    Trump spoke about Obamacare's failures at Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport with families who have had problems with his predecessor's health care law. The president's plan calls for $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years; another $800 million would come from the private sector and state and local governments.
  • MI man shot during congressional baseball practice in Virginia

    MI man shot during congressional baseball practice in Virginia

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    He was serving as the Director of Government Relations for Tyson Foods' offices in Washington , D.C. Rep. Kevin Brady , a Republican congressman from Texas who visited Mika at George Washington University Hospital, lauded his athleticism and team spirit .