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House GOP clings to ACA repeal dream despite bill collapse

However, that appears be unlikely, considering some House GOP members have insisted that they are not giving up on the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Young represents a district that has roughly 10,000 more Republican voters than Democrats. "We must come together to find solutions to move this country forward", Poe said Sunday in a written statement. Read More

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Seventeen arrests after Stansted Airport protest

Seventeen arrests after Stansted Airport protest

An investigation has been launched after a dozen protesters evaded security at London Stansted airport to chain themselves to a plane on the runway. The Independent reported in February, the United Kingdom deported at least 100 immigrants on "secretive" charter flight, including a bisexual man who was facing persecution in Nigeria. Read More

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US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

A more aggressive Iraqi approach allowed USA military advisers, who accompany the Iraqis in Mosul , to more quickly and effectively coordinate airstrikes, Martin said. The explosion damaged a number of buildings, including the one where the Islamic State was holding 130 civilians as human shields and where snipers were deployed on the roof, Rasool said. Read More

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Sudan president, sought by ICC, welcomed by Jordan's king

Addressing the summit, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said the meeting is taking place amid great challenges facing the entire region and threatens the unity and cohesion of the Arab countries and their territorial integrity. The League suspended Syria in 2011 after president Assad used violence to try to crush the uprising against him. Trump rattled Arab and European leaders in February by indicating he was open to a one-state solution, upending a position taken by successive ... Read More

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Attorney general: Sanctuary cities risking federal money

Murray said the federal government can not compel the city's police department to enforce federal immigration law . On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on that threat at a press conference held at the White House. Sessions further stated that to ensure compliance with federal immigration law, the Department of Justice "will require that jurisdictions seeking or applying for Department of Justice grants to certify compliance with [relevant laws] as a condition of ... Read More

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Syrian militia captures Tabqa airbase from Islamic State

Islamic State and the Syrian government both said on Sunday that the hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates river was vulnerable to collapse after air strikes by the USA -led coalition fighting the militants in the country's north. Defeats in Mosul and Raqqa would deal a heavy blow to Islamic State in the cities from where it declared its " caliphate " across Syria and Iraq in 2014. Read More

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Sunken South Korean ferry set to loaded on transport vessel

Sunken South Korean ferry set to loaded on transport vessel

It was not possible to fit the ferry into the transport vessel with the ramp hanging off its side. The journey to the Mokpo port could be shorter than the initial two-week estimate, depending on weather and other conditions, Lee said. Earlier, the Seoul government made a decision to pull the ferry out of the water intact in order to protect any remains of people still missing from the tragic sinking and carry out a detailed investigation into the event. Read More

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German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

German state warns Gulen followers of Turkish spy efforts

Tensions are running high between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies ahead of a referendum in Turkey next month that proposes expanding the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan. "Both cases involve suspected espionage involving Turkey , but at this moment there is no common substance to the two probes". There was no immediate response from Turkish officials. Read More

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LAGO Act seeks to make Trump visitor logs public

President Donald Trump headed to one of his golf courses again Sunday, marking his 13th visit to one since taking office and the eighth consecutive weekend he has spent at properties bearing his name. Since his inauguration on January 20, Trump has spent more than half his weekends at Mar-a-Lago, the resort estate he owns in Florida and which his administration has frequently referred to as the "Winter White House" or the "Southern White House". Read More

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Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

The videos reignited the American abortion debate when they were released in 2015, and increased Congressional heat against Planned Parenthood that has yet to subside. "CMP will continue to fight this unconstitutional abuse of power and vindicate our First Amendment rights and those of all citizen journalists to speak and publish on matters of urgent public concern", Daleiden said. Read More

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US Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

US Republican lawmaker quits conservative House group over healthcare conflict

She went on to blame the quick pace at which Republicans had tried to push the bill and implicated the House Freedom Caucus for not compromising enough . FILE - White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, March 13, 2017. In the wake of the failure of the House GOP's health care legislation on Friday, blame was being hurled all over Washington . Read More

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UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

UK set to file for EU divorce, triggering 2 years to Brexit

The UK's expectations have not gone down well with European politicians, who have accused Mrs May of wanting all the benefits of EU membership without shouldering any of its responsibilities. May called the moment a great turning point in Britain's national history, adding, "The choices we make define the character of our nation". Spain's President Mariano Rajoy Brey tweeted: "The UK has officially communicated its intention to leave the EU". Read More

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S. Korean ex-President to deliver message ahead of questioning

S. Korean ex-President to deliver message ahead of questioning

Park is the first democratically elected leader to be forced out of office in South Korea since democracy replaced dictatorship in the late 1980s. Park was also identified as an accomplice of Choi in helping solicit tens of millions of US dollars from scores of large business conglomerates to establish two non-profit foundations Choi used for personal gains. Read More

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James Jackson charged with murdering Timothy Caughman

William Aubry , NYPD Assistant Police Chief, said Jackson travelled around 200 miles from his home in Baltimore to carry out the murder, picking NY because he hoped to " make a statement " in the media capital of the world. Timothy Caughman , 66, loved collecting celebrity autographs and recycled bottles and cans for living. Police also discovered Jackson's hatred of Black men was deeply rooted. Read More

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Carrie Lam elected Hong Kong's first female leader

In the election decided by a committee heavily weighted towards Beijing and branded unrepresentative by many campaigners, she eventually won by 777 votes, against Tsang's 365, and with former judge Woo Kwok-hing gaining 21. Chan said he believes the timing of the arrests was deliberately set for after Sunday's vote so that it would not threaten Lam's selection, though it risks igniting a whole new set of protests. Read More

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Comey sought to reveal Russian election meddling last summer

FBI Director James Comey testified Monday that the Trump campaign has been under investigation since July for possible collusion with Russians to allegedly sway the 2016 presidential election. Sources tell Newsweek that Comey wanted to reveal news about the Russians' election meddling months before federal intelligence agencies disclosed that information. Read More

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House Republicans consider reviving healthcare push: lawmaker

What are we going to do next year? "We can not be effective if we continue to vote no". "The point is to get these groups together and find out where a compromise would be to make this happen", he said . "Mark, I'm gonna come after you", Trump said at the meeting last Tuesday, half jokingly. Riding the momentum against the repeal effort, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., sent a letter to the House Democratic Caucus Tuesday to solicit suggestions for how to improve Obamacare. Read More

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House Intel Chair Facing Pressure to Step Away From House Russia Probe

House Intel Chair Facing Pressure to Step Away From House Russia Probe

Spokesman Sean Spicer says the White House did not try to block Yates' testimony. Yates was eventually fired after she refused to defend the president's travel ban in court. Spicer denied that the White House pressured Nunes to stop the hearing. It's also unclear why Nunes would go to the White House to seek a secure location to view classified material when members of the committee said there are secure rooms at the Capitol. Read More

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United States issues travel warning for Congo

United States issues travel warning for Congo

Two U.N. experts who disappeared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo earlier this month were found dead this week, reportedly buried in shallow graves near the Moyo River. It was the first recorded disappearance of worldwide workers in the once-calm Kasai provinces, where the Kamwina Nsapu militia has been fighting security forces since previous year. Read More

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Did White House Pressure Spike This Week's Russia Hearing?

Did White House Pressure Spike This Week's Russia Hearing?

Spicer repeatedly explained to Vega that the White House was not asserting executive privilege. White House spokeswoman Hope Hicks said the meetings were "inconsequential". Richard Burr of North Carolina, and the top Democrat, Mark Warner of Virginia, said in a joint statement Monday in a sign of bipartisanship. The top Democrat on the panel, California Rep. Read More

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United Kingdom parliament attacker acted alone: Scotland Yard

The terror group ISIS - which has encouraged terror plots involving vehicle attacks - claimed responsibility for the rampage, but there is no evidence Mansoor, 52, who was born in Britain, acted in the name of the terror group. Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, who leads the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, said they were very appreciative of their co-operation and support. Read More

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Key notes from FM's Parliament speech on GST

Key notes from FM's Parliament speech on GST

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, All India Majlis-e- Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Asaduddin Owaisi and TMC's Saugata Roy were among those who opposed the way the GST bills were introduced. The government hopes this will boost economic growth by as much as 1 to 2 per cent. All other commodities would be fitted into the nearest tax bracket. Read More

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Lawyer says Trump administration moved to squelch testimony

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean "Spicy Facts" Spicer issued a statement calling the allegations false. On Monday, Schiff called for the chairman to step down from the Russian Federation investigation. Nunes' conduct in the past week and today suggested that the White House was preventing Yates from "providing the full truth on what happened". "This was an elaborately choreographed gag order against Sally Yates". Read More

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Man Utd 'prepare £173m bid for Neymar

Why? "The only time I get a bit anxious is when we play Liverpool and Manchester City, because those are the biggest games", said Ferguson. Shaw has made 15 appearances for United this season but, given his club's deep involvement in cup competitions, he would have expected to feature more. Read More

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Martin McGuinness, IRA Leader And Politician, Dies At 66

Martin McGuinness worked at the heart of the power-sharing government following the 1998 peace settlement. Sinn Fein refused to appoint a replacement for McGuinness due to a row with the DUP. The British government sensed in McGuinness the necessary combination of political savvy and martial appeal to be able to deliver an IRA cease-fire. "I was thinking about him particularly yesterday (Monday) morning", she tells the paper. Read More

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British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

Despite May's assertion that she will seek the best Brexit deal for all of Britain - including Scotland - she has failed to convince the SNP which has warned of the negative consequences of leaving the EU. In a statement after the vote, the United Kingdom government said, "We should be working together, not pulling apart", and that it would not start negotiations now on a referendum. Read More

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Toshiba approves Chapter 11 filing for Westinghouse: Nikkei

For parent company Toshiba, the aim is to mitigate liabilities stemming from guarantees it provided backing the contractor's work. The move, which got Toshiba board approval in Tokyo on Wednesday morning, is meant to wall off Toshiba against mounting losses stemming from Westinghouse's troubled projects to build nuclear power plants for utilities in SC and Georgia. Read More

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Turkey says soldier killed by sniper shot fired from Syria

Turkey says soldier killed by sniper shot fired from Syria

USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces have already reached the entrance to the Tabqa dam on the southern side of the Euphrates. However, Ankara has been angered by the US' decision to entrust the SDF with the Raqqa assault due to the fact that the coalition force includes the Kurdish YPG, which Ankara views as analogous to the Kurdistan Workers Party, which has waged an insurrection against the Turkish state since the 1980s. Read More

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