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A prominent member of President Donald Trump's legal team on Sunday denied that the president is under criminal investigation for obstruction of justice over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey , directly contradicting a blockbuster Washington Post report that said the president is now a target of the investigation.
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    The livestreaming of its aftermath by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , who was in the auto with her then-4-year-old daughter, attracted even more attention. Gerry Martin isn't sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit - and possibly a weapon - on him.
  • Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

    Trump Confirms He's Under Investigation, Blames Unnamed Person

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    Regardless of the outcome, the spectre of Mr Mueller examining the possibility of obstruction of justice appeared to be a new blow to Mr Trump, whose first five months in office have been clouded by the federal and congressional probes into the Russian Federation issue.
  • Officer never saw Philando Castile's gun before shooting, prosecutor says

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    Yanez shot Castile five times last July during a traffic stop in a St. Paul suburb, just seconds after Castile informed him he was carrying a gun. Jeronimo Yanez , 29, said that after Castile informed the former St. Paulsen also pointed out that Yanez was the only witness to testify that he smelled burnt marijuana. The jury has to find three elements to convict Yanez of second-degree manslaughter: that the death occurred, Yanez caused the death of Castile by culpable negligence, and ...
  • Investigation Continues Into Congressional Baseball Practice Gunman

    Investigation Continues Into Congressional Baseball Practice Gunman

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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. "While the president would like to attend the game and show his support for all of these fearless public servants, he has been advised that there is not enough time to follow Secret Service protocols", he said.
  • Casey chasing Fowler at #USOpen

    Casey chasing Fowler at #USOpen

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    And then he came up short of the 17th green and dropped one more shot that sent him home early to spend time with his newborn son. Last year's victor and world number one Johnson, who arrived late in Wisconsin after staying in California for the birth of his second child, added a one-over-par 73 to his opening 75 to finish on four-over 148, three off the cut line.
  • US Navy: bodies of missing sailors found inside damaged destroyer USS Fitzgerald

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    Aucoin said at a press conference Sunday afternoon local time. But Vice Admiral Joseph Aucoin , commander for the Navy's 7th Fleet, did not say how many bodies were recovered, pending notification of next of kin. Reports say the sailors were trapped inside the ship, which then took on water. "As details emerge, we can all be proud of the heroic effort by the crew to tend to the needs of those injured and save the ship from further damage while returning safely to port".
  • Trump lawyer contradicts president on obstruction investigation

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    I have my doubts as to whether firing Mueller is the prudent move for Trump. Comey said he believes Trump ultimately fired him "because of the Russian Federation investigation". But the president's attorney repeatedly and definitively declared that Trump is not, in fact, under investigation. In a two-part tweet posted before 7 a.m., Trump wrote: "The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt ".
  • Trump Confidant: Ruddy Hurt Trump's Ability To Fire Mueller

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    Rosenstein responded, "Senator, I'm not going to follow any orders unless I believe those orders are lawful and appropriate orders". Still, Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a Trump friend, suggested the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mueller from his position as special counsel.
  • US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

    US Lawmaker Steve Scalise Showing Improvement After Baseball Field Shooting

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    In a statement Saturday, Matt Mika's family says he will remain in the intensive care unit at George Washington University Hospital at least through the weekend. The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack. Mika, a MI native, was one of five people shot when a gunman opened fire Wednesday as the Republican team practiced in Alexandria, Virginia.