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Lawmakers react to new health care budget score

It's worth remembering that the CBO can be wrong: The agency was about 12 million off on its projection of how many people would enroll in Obamacare's exchanges. In states that made moderate changes to their markets, representing about one-third of the U.S. population, premiums would fall 20% on average. Poorer and older Americans? "This reflects the overall choices that House Republicans made in this bill: provide hundreds of billions in tax breaks for the wealthy and ... Read More

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Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest

The turmoil was the final straw for President Rodrigo Duterte , who on Tuesday delivered on his longstanding threat to impose martial law on Mindanao, the country's second-largest island, to stop the spread of radical Islam. The Maute group members have also killed two policemen and a security guard. Hundreds of civilians had sheltered in a military camp in Marawi City as troops helped clear the few remaining people from streets where smoke lingered in the air. Read More

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What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

What Trump And The Rest Of NATO Want From Each Other

Rand Paul said he applauded Trump's stance. Only five members now meet the target: Britain, Estonia, debt-laden Greece, Poland and the United States, which spends more on defense than all the other allies combined. "Every US President since Truman has pledged support for Article 5-that US will defend Europe". British officials are reportedly outraged over the alleged leaks of investigative material related to the bombing on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, and U.K. Read More

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Father, brother of Manchester bomber arrested in Libya

There are also growing concerns that efforts to combat radical extremists have been dealt a major setback. The row forms an uncomfortable backdrop for May amid heightened security in the United Kingdom following the worst terrorist attack on British soil in over a decade in which 22 people, including young children, were killed at a pop concert. Read More

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Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

Was Trump the First U.S. President to Visit the Western Wall?

DONALD Trump left Israel on Tuesday after a whirlwind trip in which he made history as the first sitting US President to visit the Kotel - and appearing optimistic that he can go down in history as the man who will make peace. In a speech in Israel earlier this week, Trump spoke warmly of Israel and referred to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as "my good friend". Read More

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Linked militants besiege Philippine city

Militants called in reinforcements and swept through the streets, torching buildings, taking a Catholic priest and his worshippers hostage and sealing off much of the city to the outside world. "Our operation is still ongoing in Marawi City and sporadic fighting is still continuing", a statement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines said. Read More

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Court: Trump travel ban rooted in intolerance

The American Civil Liberties Union is hailing a federal appeals court's ruling against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. He says looking at the order on its face, "it is entirely without constitutional fault". Trump's administration argued that the court should not look beyond the text of the executive order, which doesn't mention religion. Read More

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Alabama executes man for 1982 murder

Arthur, now 75, is to be put to death Thursday for the 1982 murder-for-hire slaying of Troy Wicker. Wicker's wife Judy Wicker told police she came home and was raped by a black man who shot and killed her husband. That end could come Thursday night, his eighth execution date in a case that has spanned the tenures of eight Alabama governors, starting with George Wallace . Read More

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Military official: USA airstrike hits pro-regime forces in Syria

Military official: USA airstrike hits pro-regime forces in Syria

The official did not give a number for how many soldiers were killed, but said the Syrian army was fighting terrorism and no one else had the right to decide in which areas it can carry out operations. The strike is the second time this year the USA military has targeted Syrian forces. Mr Gatilov also condemned a US-led coalition strike on Wednesday that reportedly killed dozens of civilians. Read More

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Overnight Fire and Security Scares At NYC Airports

Overnight Fire and Security Scares At NYC Airports

A spokesman for United, Jonathan Guerin , said the tower notified the crew of what appeared to be flames from one of the engines. As WRBL sister station CBS2 in NY reported, total of 124 passengers and seven crew members were on board the taxiing United flight 1579 when the fire broke out in an engine on the right side of the aircraft. Read More

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31 militants killed in besieged Philippine city

Marawi has about 200,000 residents but many of them have fled because of the fighting. But Duterte is laying the groundwork for a broader crackdown. The Abu Sayyaf, based on remote, Muslim-populated islands in the far south of the Philippines, has earned many millions of dollars by kidnapping hundreds of Filipinos and foreigners, and demanding ransoms. Read More

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Israel Police Question Sheldon Adelson In Ongoing Probe Against PM Netanyahu

Israel Police Question Sheldon Adelson In Ongoing Probe Against PM Netanyahu

Netanyahu, 67, hosted a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this week. Washington has also been providing Israel with $3.1 billion annually since a 2007 agreement with the administration of former President George W. The Israel Police has been trying to get Adelson to make his statement for some time. The Adelsons reportedly extended their stay for a few days after the USA president left in order to speak to police. Read More

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Peace on the agenda of Donald Trump's meeting with the Pope

The men (President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner) went to the men's prayer plaza while the first lady and daughter Ivanka went to the women's area, Haaretz reported . The publication reports Spicer - who is an assistant to the President with the top-ranking title for a White House aid - is Catholic, but was told before the meeting he didn't make the cut on the guest list to meet His Holiness. Read More

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The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

USA spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former U.S. Burr said "everything is on the table" if Flynn does not respond to the subpoena. It also issued subpoenas seeking documents from two of Flynn's businesses- Flynn Intel Group Inc., a consulting firm owned by Flynn and his business partners, and Flynn Intel ... Read More

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Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel

The tailored noir coat she chose for her arrival in Rome features gold embroidery at the sleeves, an area that is the subject of much debate today as a clip of the first lady appearing to avoid holding President Trump's hand went viral. Instead, she resides with their son, Barron, in Trump Tower, New York City. But Melania slapped her hubbie's hand away without even breaking stride or showing any sort of emotion. Read More

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Trump's speech to Israeli parliament scrapped amid concerns

Many, Israelis and Palestinians alike, believe that a two-state solution is never really was and certainly no longer is possible. Donald Trump was the first sitting president to visit the Western Wall. America stands ready to assist in every way we can", noting, "There's a lot of love out there". After enduring eight years of the Obama administration, Rubin says he had "high hopes" that Trump would personally state that Jerusalem is the "undivided capital" of Israel . Read More

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Gamecock basketball back in the Big 12/SEC Challenge

Gamecock basketball back in the Big 12/SEC Challenge

Other matchups in the Big 12/SEC Challenge are Baylor at Florida, Tennessee at Iowa State, Oklahoma at Alabama , Oklahoma State at Arkansas, TCU at Vanderbilt, Ole Miss at Texas and Texas Tech at SC. The contest will also serve as another homecoming for ninth-year Georgia head coach Mark Fox, who is a native of Garden City, Kansas, and a former assistant coach at K-State from 1994-2000. Read More

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Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia — Ex-CIA chief

Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is surrounded by reporters as he leaves a briefing of the full Senate by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, amid controversy over President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey , a. The early months of Trump's presidency have been clouded by Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional probes into Russian meddling and possible collusion by Trump's campaign. Read More

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Sen. Burr says Flynn hasn't responded to subpoena

Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer. The committee is one of several on Capitol Hill investigating possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Trump's 2016 campaign. Reuters reported on Thursday that Flynn and other advisers to Trump's campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the us presidential race. Read More

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Iran exposes 3rd underground missile plant

Iran exposes 3rd underground missile plant

Iran has announced the completion of a third underground ballistic missile production factory and said the country will keep developing its missile programme to deter any military assault. Iran's Sunni Muslim Gulf neighbours and its arch-enemy Israel have expressed concerns over Tehran's ballistic missile program , seeing it as a threat to regional security. Read More

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Guns N' Roses keep reunion going for another round

Guns N' Roses keep reunion going for another round

Exclusive Guns N' Roses VIP packages available for North American dates at vipnation.com. There weren't many pleasant surprises in 2016, but one was certainly the triumphant and unexpected return of actual Guns N' Roses . The Not In This Lifetime Tour , produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is coming to War Memorial Stadium on Saturday, August 5, 2017, with special guest Sturgill Simpson. Read More

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Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

According to Netanyahu, transferring the embassy will "advance peace" by "shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel". Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel's claim to the Western Wall were "unauthorized" and do not represent the position of President Donald Trump, the White House said. Read More

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Brazil's Temer ends deployment of troops in capital in face of backlash

Smoke rises near the building of the Agriculture Ministry during a protest against President Michel Temer and the latest corruption scandal to hit the country, in Brasilia , Brazil, May 24, 2017. The Supreme Court has already opened an investigation into the President over allegations of corruption and obstructing justice. Temer has claimed the audio is doctored and denied any wrongdoing. Read More

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