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St. Anthony Police Department officer Jeronimo Yanez was charged with second-degree manslaughter after he fatally shot Philando Castile , 32, last July in an incident that drew national attention and led to weeks of protests in St. Prosecutor Jeff Paulsen highlighted autopsy evidence in his closing argument, reminding the jury of a bullet wound to what would have been Castile's trigger finger - and that there was no corresponding bullet damage nor wounds in the area of Castile's right ...
  • Trump calls reports of obstruction probe a 'witch hunt'

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    ABC News reported Friday that Rosenstein has privately acknowledged he may need to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation but has yet to seek a formal opinion on the matter. "Nice", Trump wrote on Twitter. He had likened the appointment of the special counsel with the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history".
  • Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

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    Of course, Rosenstein isn't directly investigating Trump, but he's tasked with overseeing the investigation by newly appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller (who expanded his office with 13 new attorney hires this week). Several White House officials and Trump associates insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's views of the unfolding investigation.
  • United States congressman Steve Scalise still critical after Washington shooting

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    When the members of the Republican team were announced at Nationals Park, mention of Scalise's name drew a standing ovation from the areas designated for Republican, Democrat and nonpartisan fans alike. Brooks said members of Scalise's security detail fired back with pistols at the shooter. "I actually took his fancy red bat to the plate with me because I knew they were going to walk me anyway, and I remember him screaming from the dugout that that bat was expensive, and it's not to be used ...
  • Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russian Federation probe

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    The president's tweets came two years to the day after Trump first launched his improbable presidential bid by famously descending an escalator in Trump Tower in NY, and while his presidency is embroiled in crisis over the federal investigation led by Mueller into his campaign's ties to Russian Federation.
  • Wallace: Trump's Tweets Are Keeping Mueller's Russia Probe in Headlines

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    Rosenstein became the Justice Department official overseeing the investigations into the Russian Federation election meddling and Trump after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any matters arising from the 2016 presidential campaigns because he served as a prominent Trump campaign adviser.
  • Most Think Trump Interfered With Russia Investigation

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    Late Thursday, reports surfaced Vice President Mike Pence hired a lawyer to assist him through probes into whether there were ties between Trump's election campaign and Russian Federation. Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' conclusion that it interfered in last year's USA presidential election campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favour.
  • Trump quiet on whether Comey conversations were taped

    Trump quiet on whether Comey conversations were taped

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    In his testimony, Comey recalled that during a private White House dinner on January 27, the president asked him for "loyalty" and to lay off his former top aide Flynn - who is under investigation over his Russian Federation ties - imploring Comey to "let this go".
  • The GOP baseball shooting is the 154th mass shooting this year

    The GOP baseball shooting is the 154th mass shooting this year

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    It's clear that people, mostly men, who control their partners with abuse are more likely to be violent outside their homes . Gun violence has steadily risen climbed the ranks of top killers of young Americans, although it may still stand behind overdose deaths in the U.S.
  • Free tuition debated in Australia after Labour's advance in UK

    Free tuition debated in Australia after Labour's advance in UK

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    In contrast, Jeremy Corbyn led the Labour Party on a successful campaign, gaining 30 seats across the country and forcing a hung parliament . Mr Brown, MP for Newcastle East, said: "Many re-elected members of Parliament are coming to a more rounded view of Jeremy".
  • Trump friend says president might fire special counsel Robert Mueller

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    If Mueller knew he was going to be named special counsel , it is unlikely he divulged that information to Trump . Was it Rosenstein , who wrote the memo criticizing Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server that Trump initially cited in firing Comey on May 9? The morning after the Post story went up, Trump released a statement via Twitter that referenced the existence of an obstruction investigation , but didn't provide ...
  • Dem lawmaker warns Trump against firing Mueller

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    Brand was confirmed as the No. 3 Justice Department official on a 52-46 vote in the Senate on May 18, with Democrats lining up against her. Mueller has not made any public comments about Comey amid the firestorm. The President's tweet - seeming to confirm the probe based on news reports - came as a surprise to the President's own legal team, according to a person briefed on the matter.