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The number of arbitrary - and often violent - arrests of dissidents in Cuba for their political beliefs skyrocketed following the 2014 announcement from President Obama that he was willing to cooperate with the Castro regime. The stated goal of the new policy is to cut down on human rights abuses. In addition, the US President is also expected to restrict permission for Americans to visit the island, The Guardian says.
  • Judge orders deadlocked Cosby jury to keep deliberating

    Judge orders deadlocked Cosby jury to keep deliberating

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    Later, the former basketball star posted a tweet of herself tossing a ball through a toy hoop in the courthouse corridor, with the words "Always Follow Through" superimposed on the video. But the 12-member jury informed the court after almost 30 hours of deliberations that they were still unable to reach a unanimous decision. O'Neill did not release them but instead read instructions for a hung jury and ordered them back into the room.
  • Deputy attorney general says he sees no reason to fire special counsel

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    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is back Tuesday on Capitol Hill for public hearings in front of the budget-writing appropriations committees for the House and Senate. "The attorney general is still responsible for answering critical questions from this committee, " Shaheen said. "Mueller looks to me like someone who's got some great measure now of immunity given to him by the deputy attorney general".
  • Putin willing to give James Comey political asylum

    Putin willing to give James Comey political asylum

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    Putin compared Comey to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden , who has been given political asylum in Russian Federation, and implied there was no difference between the actions of Snowden and those of Comey . "We would be ready to offer political asylum to Comey if he's persecuted in the USA", he added. Putin has repeatedly dismissed the accusations, slamming them as unfounded "hysteria" and "useless babble".
  • Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

    Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotional moment

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    Scalise is still in critical condition at Medstar Washington Hospital Center , but an update Thursday indicated that his condition had improved after a second surgery. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. President Donald Trump , who visited Scalise in the hospital on Wednesday, sent a video message that played at the start of the game.
  • Pawn shop tip was key to capture of Lyle Jeffs

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    Jeffs fled from his Salt Lake City home - where he was under house arrest - on June 19 of past year while awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case. It is an offshoot of the mainstream Salt Lake City-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormon church, which renounced polygamy in 1890 and is not affiliated with the FLDS.
  • Blimp crashes near US Open at Erin Hills

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    That equalled the lowest score in relation to par in the first round of a US Open , Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf having both shot 63 in the first round on the par-70 layout at Baltusrol in 1980. Maynard said the pilot was the only person on board the craft, adding the company's operations team on the ground confirmed citizen video on social media showing the blimp going down.
  • Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice

    Congressional Charity Baseball Game To Go On After Shooting Spree At Practice

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    A FBI Evidence Response Team inspects the third base side of the baseball field in Alexandria, Va., Wednesday, June 14, 2017, where a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers at a congressional baseball practic. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out angrily at such comments. "How dare they say such a thing? How dare they?" Pelosi exclaimed. Pelosi pointed out that she herself has faced verbal attacks and threats aplenty, including phone calls to her home she ...
  • Trump Blasts "Witch Hunt" Amid Obstruction of Justice Inquiry

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    Mueller is overseeing a host of investigations involving people who are or were in Trump's orbit, people familiar with the probe said. "I'm going to acknowledge we had a meeting with the special counsel Mueller, but I'm not going to get into the contents", Mark Warner , the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told reporters later.
  • Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next

    Kansas governor signs school funding bill; court review next

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    He can sign the measure, veto it, or let it become law without his signature. Now that the bill has become law, Rupe said he expects the supreme court to set up a process for the state to demonstrate how the measure complies with the constitutional requirement.
  • Police identify UPS drivers killed by co-worker

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    The shooting happened at around 9:00 a.m.in the area of 17th and Utah. Police confirmed on Twitter that a shooting had occurred Wednesday morning in the city's Potrero Hill neighborhood. A nearby resident who identified himself as "Chino" told the SF Gate that he saw several people covered in blood being dragged from the building by officers and firefighters and loaded into ambulances.