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Pres. Trump Holds First Talks With Ireland's New Prime Minister

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The call, according to RTE, lasted ten to fifteen minutes and was described by a spokesperson for Mr. Varadkar as "a wide-ranging call" which was "fruitful". Mr Varadkar also had a conversation with Prime Minister Theresa May , during which they discussed the efforts to restore the Executive, and the DUP-Tory deal. Read More »

Cincinnati ranked one of the best places to celebrate Independence Day

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Fireworks start Friday with the city's Celebrate Lancaster and continue through Quarryville's celebration on July 8. Powell Gardens will host its annual Booms & Blooms from 2 to 10 p.m. The Northglenn/Thornton Rotary Club's 9th Annual Duck Derby race begins at 4 p.m. Ducks are $5 each or five for $20 and can be purchased on the day of the event. Read More »

Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

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Dozens of times , the messages urged Roy to kill himself, with one reading: "No more pushing it off". "It got to the point that he was apologizing to her, . And finally, she did not issue a simple additional instruction: 'Get out of the truck .'" "She instructed Mr. Roy to get back into the truck, well knowing his ambiguities, his fears, his concerns. Read More »

Trump Picks At Sanders vs. Clinton Scab In Sunday Tweet

CBS News reported on Saturday that both Sanders and his wife are the subject of an FBI investigation in relation to bank fraud that Jane Sanders allegedly committed as the president of Burlington College. On January 10, 2016, in the midst of Sanders' sudden stardom-just weeks before the votes in Iowa and New Hampshire-the US attorney for Vermont was sent a "Request for an Investigation into Apparent Federal Bank Fraud". Read More »

Donald Trump Offers Nearly Incomprehensible Explanation For James Comey Tapes Claims

When asked directly whether Mr Mueller's friendship with the fired FBI director meant he should recuse himself from the investigation, the President said: "Well, he's very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome". Sessions is one of several Trump advisers who "forgot" that they met with Russian officials during the presidential campaign or post-election transition. Read More »

Mother arrested in death of children

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The sheriff's office was alerted to the incident around 4 p.m., when temperatures outside had reached 96 degrees. Randolph was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas . Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch

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Lynch last June met with the 42 president aboard a private plane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport. However, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Comey sent a letter to several Congressional committees announcing that the FBI was re-opening the Clinton email investigation after having discovered more than 600,000 emails of interest in an unrelated probe. Read More »

Pella Amateur Radio Club to Simulate Emergencies on National Field Day Saturday

Other highlights include an all-day Boy Scout Radio Merit Badge workshop, a Saturday afternoon introductory "CW" (Morse Code) class, and the opportunity to see a mobile emergency communications center. One key aspect of Field Day is that all of the equipment used and the clubhouse will be powered by an emergency generator. "There are multiple amateur radio satellites in orbit", Gregg said. Read More »

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

President Trump is scheduled to sign legislation Friday created to protect whistleblowers while making it easier to fire problem employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin pushed for this kind of reform bill during his confirmation process and in the first months of his tenure, arguing that the department was "still in critical condition" and more accountability was needed to improve the treatment veterans receive. Read More »

List of GOP lawmakers found in Virginia shooter's pocket

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The congressman grievously wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice is delivering a Father's Day message through his Twitter account. The baseball team had been practicing for two months to compete in the annual Congressional Baseball Game against the Democratic team. Duncan told him "Republicans", and Hodgkinson promptly got his guns and returned to the field shooting. Read More »

Trump confirms he's under investigation, fires angry tweets

It was not clear whether the president was basing his tweet on direct knowledge, or on reports this week that special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether he obstructed justice by firing Mr Comey last month amid the Russian Federation investigation. Read More »

Trevor Noah Points Out The NRA's Silence Over Philando Castile's Death

When the shooting stops, the video shows Officer Yanez standing at the auto window with his gun drawn for some time . The statement appeared in the transcript of Yanez's questioning by investigators last July, in which Yanez also failed to reveal that Castile had said he was "not reaching" for his handgun. Read More »

US Court: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected by Free Speech

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In a firm 8-0 decision, the court slapped down the Patent and Trademark Office for denying a band federal trademark registration for the name " The Slants ", a derogatory term for Asian-Americans. "Nothing in the opinion undermines the decisions of the TTAB or the District Court that the term "redskin" disparages Native Americans", the group said in a written statement. Read More »

Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

In meetings, aides have said that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , the ultimate decision maker, has not made any statements that would point to which way the GOP's bill will move. "What's clear is we have to act", McConnell said. "Senator Paul remains optimistic the bill can be improved in the days ahead and is keeping an open mind". Read More »

Trump admin amends travel ban date to keep legal battle alive

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The March ban was Trump's second effort to impose travel restrictions through an executive order. According to the ABC News, at the heart of the 9th Circuit opinion Monday is the panel's determination that the president failed to show in his executive order that there were specific national security justifications for excluding nationals of the six designated Muslim countries ( Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen ). Read More »

Dems say they'll slow Senate work over secretive care bill

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It's being kept under wraps by design. "You're not going to get anywhere if that's not the case", said C.R. Wooters, a top House Democratic aide when Obama's law was being passed. On June 18, sources close to the Senate Majority Leader, GOP Sen. It's unclear what concessions leadership will ultimately make on the Medicaid front. Read More »

GOP lawmaker Scalise still critical though doctors 'encouraged'

He will need additional operations, possibly in the coming days. The team doesn't plan on removing them all soon: The Congressman has already undergone multiple surgeries in the last 36 hours. The shooting cast a somber mood over Washington and momentarily tamped down the partisan fighting. Hodgkinson, a Belleville, Ill., resident who officials said had been living out of his auto in Alexandria, Va., opened fire as Congress members and staffers practiced for a charity baseball game ... Read More »

Wife: Man who shot congressman wanted to work on tax policy

He died yesterday from gunshot wounds sustained when law enforcement officers engaged him in a shootout at the scene. The FBI renewed its call for information for anyone-from Belleville to Washington , D.C. He had run out of money, his wife told reporters. He remains in critical condition, but has improved in the last 24 hours. Since the shooting , members of Congress have spoken about a need for unity, at a time when polarization seems to be at an all-time high. Read More »

Injured Capitol Police officer throws out first pitch in emotion

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Griner and Bailey were widely praised on Twitter for their role in preventing a massacre on the baseball field. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot. Chuck Fleischmann, who witnessed the incident. "My family and I will be forever grateful", Williams said. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-Sc., and Rep. Ron Desantis, R-Fl., were getting into Duncan's auto when the man asked them about the political affiliation. Read More »

Lead surgeon: US congressman Scalise showing improvement after being shot

The gunman , who had a history of posting angry messages against Trump and other Republicans on social media, died after being wounded by police. Even before he shot a congressman, James Hodgkinson confused politics with violence. "We wanted to show our support especially for Congressman Scalise and everybody". "So, I'll be taking Advils on the half-hour and trying not to hyperventilate too much". Read More »