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US health bill withdrawn

House leaders and the White House tried to win over conservatives with some concessions , such as rolling back the ACA's requirement for what services health plans must cover. Unlike India, US Congress does not have an anti-defection bill, as a result of which US lawmakers are free to exercise their right to vote on a bill as per their wish and not according to dictate of the party leadership. Read More

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GOP House Leader Addresses Media After Health Care Replacement Bill Pulled

That reportedly infuriated Trump, who warned if the House didn't vote on the legislation Friday, he would see to that President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law remained intact. For his part, Trump said he's willing to work on a bipartisan effort sometime next year, telling the Washington Post's Robert Costa: "When it explodes they [Dems] come to us and we make one attractive deal". Read More

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US President Donald Trump suffers humiliating defeat as he pulls healthcare vote

In a brief exchange Friday with reporters in the Oval Office, Trump said little more than "we'll see what happens" if the bill failed to win approval and responding "no" to a question about whether the bill was being rushed to a vote. "Do not worry!" Trump said on Twitter. But we didn't do that. Trump told Ryan that he wanted to proceed with the vote. "We were very very close". If Obamacare had been repealed, poor and older whites would've been among those who would've suffered the ... Read More

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Donald Trump In a Truck: Funny Photos of the President

Donald Trump In a Truck: Funny Photos of the President

Yes, it happened - at the White House. The president climbed into the cab of a semi-truck parked in front of White House and seemed to enjoy the view. If you didn't already believe us that Donald Trump loves trucks, he wore a badge that said so. "You see it every day, and you see every hill, and you see every valley, and you see every pothole on our roads that have to be redone, right?" By the way, it's close not because Obamacare's good - it's close for politics. Read More

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More evidence CNN colluded with Clinton than Trump with Russian Federation

In a statement Monday, Comey told Congress there was "a credible allegation of wrongdoing or reasonable basis to believe an American may be acting as an agent of a foreign power", which is what prompted the investigation. "Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things", he told reporters after Comey's announcement. A source also alleged that Russian officials have switched their communication channels, making it more hard for investigators to monitor ongoing interactions. Read More

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California would have lost big if GOP health bill passed

California would have lost big if GOP health bill passed

He said Friday "there were things in this bill that I didn't particularly like" and, for the first time , suggested that he would support a bipartisan health care measure. His courting of chaos undercuts his campaign promises to bring business efficiency to Washington. I have a prediction to make. Trump now wants to turn to tax reform, an ambitious, complicated plan at the center of his agenda, and he does so wounded by the health care collapse as well as the uncertain legal status of ... Read More

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Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One killed, 14 injured

Cincinnati nightclub shooting: One killed, 14 injured

Police said hundreds were in the nightclub at the time of the shooting , calling it a "chaotic scene". Stay with NewsCenter 16 on-air and online for updates. "We have had incidents here in the past, but. this is the worst by far", she told reporters. "Numerous witnesses fled, but everyone that we can identify is being interviewed". Read More

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Manolas casts doubt over Nainggolan's Roma future

Manolas casts doubt over Nainggolan's Roma future

Radja Nainggolan continues to be linked with Chelsea and has been told that he may have to leave Roma by team-mate Kostas Manolas. "Yes, I talked to him". The Italian has guided the Blues 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, while his side are also in the FA Cup semi-finals. Belgium midfielder Nainggolan has caught the eye this season with some dazzling individual performances, as Roma aim to secure a spot in next season's Champions League. Read More

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Kerala minister resigned on moral grounds: NCP

Kerala minister resigned on moral grounds: NCP

Kerala Transport Minister AK Saseendran has announced his resignation after a news channel aired a recorded sleaze phone call tape involving the minister. "Will thoroughly probe into matter'" CM Vijayan said. "All facts should come", he said, adding he welcomed any probe. "In my understanding, I have not committed anything wrong. Read More

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Connecticut Democrats react to failed Health Care Bill

Connecticut Democrats react to failed Health Care Bill

Larson said it was the American people speaking out in Town Halls, in emails, and in phone calls , that stopped the Republicans from moving forward with the bill. But it is unknown if the administration will try to work within the law's existing framework or take actions to undermine it and blame the Democrats for its failure. Read More

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Pirro: Speaker Ryan Must Step Down After ObamaCare Replacement Failure

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) must step down from his position as Speaker of the House. "Obamacare is the law of the land", said Ryan at a press conference on Friday shortly after the bill was pulled. "I want to be clear, this is not on President Trump", said Pirro, making excuses for the president. "Your drinks at the Hay-Adams with your pals?" From there, she blamed the speaker for delivering the president such a high-profile failure within his first 70 days in office. Read More

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Australian Grand Prix predictions from The Roar's F1 experts

Australian Grand Prix predictions from The Roar's F1 experts

Ricciardo endured a wretched home grand prix. Toto Wolff, the principal of the defending champion Mercedes team, called the cars "real monsters" and said Formula One "has ticked the right box" with the changes. With safety cars the only hope for Ricciardo catching the pack up, he was left to circulate the track at the back of the field until he retired on lap 28 with an assumed fuel cell problem. Read More

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Let's spare an hour for Earth

Turn out your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.to celebrate Earth Hour and to help save the planet. In his message on Earth Hour being commemorated the world over on Saturday, he urged parliamentarians and people to observe the worldwide Earth Hour by voluntarily switching off extra lights for one hour between 8:30pm to 9:30pm. Read More

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17% Of Americans Support Trumpcare

17% Of Americans Support Trumpcare

By somewhat smaller margins, voters are also opposed to eliminating the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (79 percent to 17 percent), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (70 percent to 25 percent), and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities (66 percent to 27 percent). Read More

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General (Retd) Raheel Sharif Receives NOC to Lead Saudi-led Alliance

General (Retd) Raheel Sharif Receives NOC to Lead Saudi-led Alliance

Soon after Sharif completed his term past year, it was reported in December that he would lead the Islamic Military Alliance, which was formed by the Saudis in 2015 to fight terrorism, especially the Islamic State and other groups. Asif on January 6 confirmed reports that Saudi Arabia had chose to appoint Gen Raheel as the head of the military alliance of Muslim countries it had announced past year. Read More

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CM felicitated on first trip to native Gorakhpur

CM felicitated on first trip to native Gorakhpur

Seeking to put at rest all qualms of his opponents, and a closely observant media, Adityanath said that "development for all, but appeasement of none", was the mantra of his government, even as the chief minister announced a package of Rs 1 lakh to those undertaking the Hindu pilgrimage of Kailash-Mansarovar. Read More

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WWF Earth Hour 2017 observed across J&K

The statue of Christ the Redeemer is seen after being plunged into darkness for Earth Hour . Drogheda Tidy Towns are kindly requesting that you please take the time to "switch off" on Saturday 25th March from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. While Earth Hour does get global support, some expressed their reluctance. "I'm calling on everyone to support Earth Hour ". The " Earth Hour " movement was globally accepted and celebrated, each year over 172 countries and over 7000 cities shut down the ... Read More

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1 dead, 16 wounded in mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

1 dead, 16 wounded in mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

She said it was unclear what instigated the shooting, but that it began inside the club. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told WLWT that several of the victims have life-threatening injuries. The injured have been taken to hospital and police is investigating the incident. Police said they could not comment at this time on a possible motive, though Franz did confirm that there is no indication the shooting was terrorism-related. Read More

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Trump asks Republicans to withdraw healthcare bill

But the group now also must face a party and a president frustrated that their demands for a more conservative approach forced the legislation to a standstill that leaves the Affordable Care Act in place. "Health care is a very complicated issue", Mnuchin said. The current balance in the U.S. House of Representatives: 237 Republicans, 193 Democrats, plus five vacancies (four of them being Republicans who resigned to take Trump cabinet posts; the fifth is a safe Democratic seat in ... Read More

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Trump says he'd bargain with Democrats on health care

Analyst Jason Gurda from Keybanc says he believes a "no vote" for the health-care bill is the best outcome for investors in the hospital sector. And she was kind enough to join us in our studios in Washington, D.C. Insurers may have priced under to get into the market and kind of get some market share, and then they had all these sick folks come in. "They should keep going until they have a good plan that Americans can feel confident in". Read More

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Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

At the end of it the president had had enough and was ready to vote and move on, whatever the result, Trump's budget director Mick Mulvaney told lawmakers. A Quinnipiac poll this week found just 17 percent of Americans in support of the GOP plan. Republican streaming out of a conference meeting gave no clear indication of where the party would head next on health care either. Read More

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Pakistan observes Earth Hour today

MSP Jackie Baillie is making WWF's Earth Hour matter this year by showing her support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland. "The Sandton City Dome (Protea Court) will be illuminated in green leading up to Earth Hour in a bid to raise awareness of the initiative", says Elaine Jack, CID manager for Sandton Central Management District. Read More

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Mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub leaves 1 dead

Mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub leaves 1 dead

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told the affiliate that several victims have life-threatening injuries. "It's going to be a long night for our homicide units to investigate". "It has had some challenges in the past", Neudigate said. Police do not have any suspects in custody, but are interviewing witnesses. This is a developing story. Read More

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Trump blames Democrats for failed healthcare bill

Republicans were forced to call off a vote on their healthcare bill and a defeated-looking Paul Ryan announced Obamacare was still "the law of the land" and would "remain the law of the land until it's replaced". The effort to win passage had been relentless, and hardly hidden. Vice President Mike Pence and Tom Price, the health secretary, visited Capitol Hill on Friday for a late appeal to House conservatives, but their pleas fell on deaf ears. Read More

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US Says Afghanistan Strike Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Responsible For Multiple Attacks

US Says Afghanistan Strike Killed Al-Qaeda Leader Responsible For Multiple Attacks

USA officials from the Pentagon confirmed the death of this militant leader who has been linked to various terror attacks including the Islamabad hotel attack in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team. Describing Yasin as a "close assistant" of the Pakistani Taliban, spokesman of the outfit Mohammad Khurasani said the senior al Qaeda leader was a "trainer of Mujahideen". Read More

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CENTCOM Investigates Whether US Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians In Mosul

CENTCOM Investigates Whether US Airstrikes Killed 200 Civilians In Mosul

The U.S. military is investigating reports that more than 100 civilians were killed in a coalition airstrike last week in Mosul , where U.S. -backed Iraqi forces are clearing the city of Islamic State militants. IS "detained us for 15 days and wouldn't let us leave", says a man in a grey tracksuit stained with mud. Some American military officials had also chafed at what they viewed as long and onerous White House procedures for approving strikes under the Obama administration. Read More

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