Journalist Lyra McKee shot dead while reporting on a riot in the Northern Irish city of Londonderry on Thursday.
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Read President Trump's written responses to the special counsel's questions that have been released in the redacted Mueller report.
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US Attorney General Barr says 10 "episodes" of potential obstruction related President Trump will be seen in the Mueller report, but he disagreed with Mueller legal theory.
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RT @NBCNews: LIVE: AG Barr to discuss the redacted Mueller report before he releases it this morning.
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LIVE: @NBCNews Special Report:

AG Barr to release a redacted version of the Mueller report this morning.
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Kim Jong Un supervised a test-firing of a new tactical guided weapon, calling its development an "event of very weighty significance" in beefing up its military power, North Korea state media reported Thursday. - @YonhapNews
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.@nytimes: White House and US Justice Dept. officials have discussed Special Counsel Mueller’s findings several times ahead of the redacted report's release Thursday.

The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a rebuttal.
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Multiple people killed and injured after tourist bus crashes on the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Woman who prompted massive manhunt and Denver-area school cancellations has been found dead, a law enforcement official tells @NBCNews.
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@Reuters Peru's former president has died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday after shooting himself as police arrived at his house to arrest him in connection with a bribery probe, authorities say.
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Alan Garcia, Peru’s former president, has shot himself early Wednesday after police arrived at his home in Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source tells @Reuters.
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@NBCPolitics Using the 2nd veto of his presidency, President Trump rejects a bill passed by the US Congress that aimed to end America's support and involvement in the Yemen war that has created one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
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@Reuters @AFP French President Macron says he wants to see fire-ravaged Notre Dame rebuilt within 5 years.
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@Reuters French billionaire Pinault pledges 100M euros toward rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral, according to a statement - @AFP

@Reuters Both towers of Notre Dame cathedral “are safe,” French secretary to the interior minister says.
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