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Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

Hospital updates Rep. Scalise's condition while colleagues honor him at baseball game

The Republican congressional baseball team had been practising for Thursday's annual charity game between Democrats and Republicans when the gunman attacked shortly after 7am. Authorities also were going over a mobile phone, computer and camera taken from Hodgkinson's white van, which was parked near the ballfield. The gunman, identified by officials as James Hodgkinson , died after the shootout.



London tower block fire protesters storm town hall

Police have said it could take months to search the building and some victims might never be identified. London Police said an investigation had been launched to determine whether the blaze involved any crimes and May announced a public inquiry, a type of probe that's used to investigate issues of major public concern.



Ex-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

Gabriel said in a statement Friday that Kohl "did a lot not just to make German reunification happen, but also for European integration". NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Kohl was "the embodiment of a united Germany in a united Europe".


Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

Kremlin declines to comment on whether IS leader killed

The Russian army yesterday said it was seeking to verify whether Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed after its warplanes hit the group's leaders in a night raid in Syria last month. Islamic State fighters are close to defeat in the twin capitals of the group's territory, Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria, after almost three years ruling over millions of people in a wide swathe of territory in both countries.


Oil prices fall with rising global glut concerns

Oil prices fall with rising global glut concerns

Shortly after 1 p.m. ET, the July contract for West Texas Intermediate crude, the North American benchmark, was down $2.31 to $45.88 USA a barrel. With oil production of about 620,000 barrels per day (bpd), Qatar is one of the smallest crude producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, but some investors fear tension within the cartel could weaken its agreement to hold back production in order to prop up prices.



Hawaii Becomes America's First State To Join The Paris Climate Accord

Employing a model drawn from the anti-apartheid campaign of the 1980s, the divestment strategy was advanced by the 350.org movement, which has been so central to the fight for bold responses to the threat posed by climate change . Trump has faced intense criticism since deciding to pull the United States out of the Paris agreement , joining only two other countries who aren't signatories - Syria and Nicaragua .