• Juneteenth celebrations commemorate end of slavery in Texas
Juneteenth celebrations commemorate end of slavery in Texas

Saturday's celebration, originally slated to take place in Cook Park from 12 to 4 p.m., had to be moved inside the nearby Girls Inc. building because of rain. It's a day in history that many believe should never be forgotten. Though slavery has been out of practice for over 150 years, Juneteenth is still a day that is celebrated among many who ...

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  • White House Bats Down Idea That Trump Is Considering Firing Robert Mueller
White House Bats Down Idea That Trump Is Considering Firing Robert Mueller

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions has recused himself from the investigation and is testifying Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Ruddy did not immediately respond when reached for comment. Mr Trump's friend Chris Ruddy, CEO of Newsmax , went even further, suggesting the president was already thinking about "terminating" Mr Mueller. He b...

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  • Protesters storm town hall after London fire
Protesters storm town hall after London fire

The fire in the block in west London burned for hours, and authorities fear that the official death toll of 30 is likely to rise, with numerous dead unlikely ever to be identified. He said the community in north Kensington, west London , was "frustrated and, yes, angry". In a related development, facing increasing criticism for not meeting...

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  • Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island
Tougher Trump line toward Cuba delights hardliners on island

Mr Trump will justify his partial reversal of Mr Obama's measures to a large extent on those grounds, said White House officials, and some Cuban dissidents back his tougher stance, saying repression has worsened since the detente. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, when governor of Georgia in 2010, led a delegation to Cuba and said at the tim...

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  • List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo
List of Republican congressmen found with baseball practice shoo

Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, anonymous sources told the Daily Caller . House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others. Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his fu...

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

By Tuesday, he seemed ready to come home , asking a mechanic to make sure his tires would survive the trip back to IL. The amateur footage captured by Noah Nathan posted on Facebook shows attacker James T. She agreed to speak to the press only if they would leave her property afterward, the deputy had told reporters beforehand. Defenders ...

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  • Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door
Rodman begins sightseeing on NKorea trip he hopes opens door

Asked whether the USA wanted to see an Iran-style global embargo to deny exports of petroleum and other products to North Korea , Mr Tillerson said that this would only work if Russian Federation and China co-operated. They said they were told he has been in a coma since his trial, when he was last seen in public, and they had learned of this ...

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  • Russia claims it has killed al-Baghdadi
Russia claims it has killed al-Baghdadi

If the report does prove true, it would be one of the biggest blows yet to Islamic State , which is trying to defend its shrinking territory against an array of forces backed by regional and global powers in both Syria and Iraq . USA special operations forces are on the ground, alongside Syrian Kurdish allies in Raqqa where they've begun their ...

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  • Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains
Markets Right Now: Grocers plunge on Amazon deal; Dow gains

The deal reinforces the need for Canadian grocery chains to develop their e-commerce and home delivery solutions, wrote Irene Nattel, an RBC Dominion Securities Inc. Because we also can't help spending what seems like billions at the Whole Foods , but without all the perks Amazon got for it. Whole Foods , founded in 1978, saw its stock...

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  • Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license
Rule gives Oregonians non-gender option on driver's license

Earlier this year, the Canadian province of Ontario implemented the option of an X gender on licenses. "Saddled with identification that does not reflect who they are, people with nonbinary genders may be targeted for discrimination, harassment and violence", Hayley Gorenberg , deputy legal director of lesbian, gay, bisexuals and transgender r...

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  • Local lawmakers respond to baseball practice shooting
Local lawmakers respond to baseball practice shooting

Meanwhile, two Capitol Police officers who were already at the scene exchanged gunfire to stop the shooter, who ended up hitting one of the officers, as well as Scalise and a lobbyist. "I felt the bullet hit my leg", Barth said in the interview on GMA Thursday, alongside Williams. Mr. Williams said Mr. Mika appeared to be recovering, though Mr.

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  • Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader
Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader

But there was discomfort within his party over his personal views, and even though membership doubled and there was a modest increase in Lib Dem MPs at last week's general election, his effectiveness was always going to be dogged by questions over his faith.

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  • Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee
Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

The senator clearly wasn't in the mood for any of Sessions' grease pig maneuvering. Ron Wyden , D-Ore., rejected knowledge of such information and said that he doesn't appreciate the "secret innuendo being leaked out there about me". On Jan. 10, Sessions asserted during his confirmation hearing that he had not met with Russian officials duri...

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  • Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case scrutinizes his words
Jury in Bill Cosby sex assault case scrutinizes his words

The jury deliberated for four hours over dinner and past nightfall Monday, before being sent back to their hotel after failing to reach a verdict. If convicted, Mr Cosby, 79, faces up to a decade in prison. Cosby and his publicist". She had waited 12 years for her day in court. And all along, they said Constand was a willing romantic partner. ...

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  • Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat
Netanyahu: No interest in escalation over Gaza power spat

Hamas constructed an "attack tunnel " underneath two Gaza Strip schools that are run by the UN Relief and Works Administration (UNRWA), a report said. Israel has long accused Hamas of exploiting civilian infrastructure and of using supplies for military installations instead of civilian projects. But hiding behind Abbas does not exonerate Isra...

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  • Trump Calls Former FBI Director Comey 'Cowardly' but Twitter Doesn't Buy It
Trump Calls Former FBI Director Comey 'Cowardly' but Twitter Doesn't Buy It

A Justice Department spokeswoman tells NPR that Sessions requested it be public. He'll most likely be asked about his involvement in the Russia investigation and his undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador. Asked Monday if the White House thought Sessions should invoke executive privilege to avoid answering questions about his conv...

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  • Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee
Sessions to appear before Senate intelligence committee

Richard Shelby , R-Ala., Sessions said that he had been scheduled to discuss the Justice Department budget before House and Senate committees but it had become clear some members would focus their questions on the Russian Federation investigation.

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  • James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony
James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony

Trump scheduled a joint news conference with visiting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. "I'm frankly proud of him for standing up for someone who was as loyal as Mike Flynn was throughout the campaign", Rep. "Comey only agreed that Flynn "...is a good guy". Discussing the meeting in which Comey says Trump asked him to back off Flynn, Democ...

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  • Trump says Qatar funds 'high level' terror
Trump says Qatar funds 'high level' terror

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday stressed that his country continues to provide all kinds of support to the State of Qatar, saying "There are those who are uncomfortable with us standing by our Qatari brothers, providing them with food".

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  • Leaders must leave a legacy of peace for future generations, says Nawaz
Leaders must leave a legacy of peace for future generations, says Nawaz

Pakistan has attended all the summits and worked with SCO's institutions. The Prime Minister also spoke on the need to enhance connectivity in the region and said it was the key to boost trade and investment. Xi also congratulated India on becoming an official member state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security bloc, jointly led...

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  • No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents
No bond for woman accused of leaking top-secret documents

That news outlet is widely believed to be The Intercept , which published a report Monday detailing an apparent NSA document that said Russian military intelligence attempted to hack a US company that provides election software. Though she was active on social media, victor doesn't appear to have discussed her work online. Winner's mother, Billi...

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  • Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

The identities of the dead and injured are yet to be released. Reporters on scene said people were loaded onto stretchers and one person was trapped in the bus. The Mount Zion Baptist Church bus from Huntsville, Alabama , was headed to the airport for a student ministry mission trip to Africa when it collided with another vehicle on a four-lan...

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  • Belleville Police Head to Las Vegas for Child Death Investigation
Belleville Police Head to Las Vegas for Child Death Investigation

The victim was so badly decomposed investigators could not immediately determine whether the child was a boy or a girl. ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man under investigation after his daughter's body was found in an IL garage said in a jailhouse interview Thursday that she choked to death accidentally, and his wife found the place to hide the body.

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  • Body of Frenchman recovered from River Thames, UK attack death toll 8
Body of Frenchman recovered from River Thames, UK attack death toll 8

The death toll from the London Bridge attack rose to eight yesterday after police searching for a Frenchman missing since Saturday recovered a body from the Thames. French chef Sebastien Belanger, who worked at the Coq d'Argent restaurant near Bank, was also killed during the attack . A college friend of Mr Pigeard's told the BBC the victim's ...

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  • Top U.S. diplomat in Beijing resigns over climate treaty decision
Top U.S. diplomat in Beijing resigns over climate treaty decision

The acting US ambassador to China said on Monday that he is resigning from his post in Beijing over Trump's plan to ditch the climate agreement. Lukens, tweeted his support of London's mayor, Sadiq Khan, in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack there. The American public is more aligned with Rank than President Trump.

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