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Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner also remains at the MedStar Washington hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to her ankle, but is in "good condition and good spirits" the hospital said. Democrat Cedric Richmond, a fellow Louisiana congressman, said as many others did that Scalise is a fighter. The hospital has further stated that Scalise will need to undergo further operations.
  • After Mueller Meeting, Senate Intel Committee Won't Probe Obstruction

    After Mueller Meeting, Senate Intel Committee Won't Probe Obstruction

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    In another tweet, Trump wrote: "You are witnessing the greatest witch-hunt in American history, led by very bad and conflicted people!" President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the US election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation.
  • Speculation increasing that Trump will fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller

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    He said that while they "could be lying to me", he didn't think so. If Congress lets Mueller stay on as special counsel, Comey would effectively be rewarded for having leaked the memo about his conversations with Trump, having triggered the need for a special counsel that resulted in a buddy and political ally being appointed to the position.
  • Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

    Father of UVA Student Otto Warmbier Holds News Conference

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    The father also accused North Korea of luring Americans to the country with a Chinese touring company, making the false promise that visitors with their tours would never be detained. Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was detained on January 2, 2016, at Pyongyang International Airport, while visiting the country as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tours.
  • The reasons behind Trump's 'witch hunt' investigation tweets

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    On Friday morning, in yet another baffling move, he went after the most powerful U.S. government official in charge of the ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the last United States election. "That's undemocratic on its face and a blatant violation of the president's oath of office". But Republicans also worry that Mr. Trump is giving Mueller more material to investigate all the time .
  • Protesters snarl Minnesota freeway after officer acquittal

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    Castile had a permit for the firearm. Yanez was charged with manslaughter and risky discharge of his firearm. Jurors deliberated for nearly 30 hours before reaching the verdict. As Castile's mother, Valerie Castile, said after the verdict was announced, "The system continues to fail black people, and it will continue to fail you all".
  • Venezuela and Bolivia Decry Trump's Cuba Policy Rollback

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    Trump on Friday in Miami , Florida announced his new Cuba policy , which reverses much of the Obama era easing of travel and trade. Most US business deals with the Armed Forces Business Enterprises Group are also likely to be banned. Trump emphasized that the USA being short-changed in trade transactions was a primary reason for the President's rollback effort. "America has rejected the Cuban people's oppressors", Trump said in a crowded, sweltering auditorium.
  • 2 girls wounded by gunshots at Chicago elementary playground

    2 girls wounded by gunshots at Chicago elementary playground

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    Langford says he believes both girls are students and Chicago Public Schools are still in session. Then around 1:40 p.m., someone in a black vehicle opened fire on the suspended students, and when they ran back to the picnic, they drew the fire towards the celebration.
  • US Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill against Iran, Russia

    US Senate Passes Sweeping Sanctions Bill against Iran, Russia

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    It also imposes secondary sanctions on foreign entities doing business with certain Russian energy projects, to include foreign financial institutions that facilitate those activities. The Trump administration has pushed back against the bill, and his fellow Republicans hold a commanding 238- to 193-seat majority in the chamber. Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and other lawmakers.
  • Iran condemns new US sanctions

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    Ghasemi affirmed that approval of new non-nuclear sanctions in the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committee, bearing in mind the history of the body, was not unexpected. He asserted that Iranian armed forces will bravely defend the security and interests of their country and such measures would be the least effective upon them.