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Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

Trump calls House health bill he backed 'mean'

While meeting with Republican Senators, Trump also called the bill a son of a b*tch and told Republicans to spend more money. Democrats in the Senate are complaining, quite vocally, about the lack of transparency in the GOP health bill discussions, wondering aloud how they could be expected to vote for legislation they know so little about. Read More

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Northern Ireland is stuck in the same old political rut

Sinn Fein, the SDLP and Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore powersharing at Stormont due to their perception he has a conflict of interest. It is expected they will also talk about Brexit negotiations which are due to start next Monday. "We never put timescales on when we expect a deal to be done and I'm not going to start now". Read More

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Foster calls on Sinn Féin 'to tango' with DUP in talks

Meanwhile, talks are continuing between the DUP and Conservatives , to secure the support of the DUP's 10 MPs in steering government business, including crucial measures on Brexit , through the Commons. He told The Scottish Farmer his party was in a strong position to fight for farmers and fishermen in Brexit talks, which will begin as planned on Monday. Read More

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G7 meeting on environment confirms split on climate between U.S., allies

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency , Scott Pruitt , only attended the first day of the meeting on Sunday, held as an early summer heatwave settled over Italy , before flying back to Washington. Environmental groups already have challenged some of the regulatory reforms pushed by the Trump administration and Congress using the Paris accord, the UNFCCC and other initiatives as the legal basis for these court challenges. Read More

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Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical

Rep. Scalise faces additional surgeries; condition still critical

Jack Sava said Friday , adding that doctors have been encouraged by his progress . But he will remain in the hospital for "a considerable period of time" and faces additional operations. Hodgkinson 66, who was from the St. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. The man calmly asked which party's lawmakers were practicing and Duncan told him they were the Republicans. Read More

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Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

Doctor: Scalise improving, came in at 'imminent risk of death'

Scalise, who was shot in the left hip, was in critical condition Thursday at MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, and the hospital said he was more responsive and speaking with family. "He clearly knows that they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said . U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis , R-Taylorville, told Fox Newscasters early Thursday morning that Wednesday's Congressional baseball shooting should serve as a wakeup call for the ... Read More

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London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say

London highrise fire: 58 missing, presumed dead, police say

Police Commander Stuart Cundy said Saturday it will take weeks or longer to recover and identify all the dead in the public housing block that was devastated by a fire early Wednesday. He said there was a feeling among people they have been treated badly and not understood by the council because some of them are "poor, some may come from deprived backgrounds, some may be asylum seekers and refugees". Read More

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More than 20 dead from forest fires in central Portugal

Portugal's prime minister says the death toll has been lowered in the country's deadly forest fire to 61. According to Portuguese officials, the death toll is expected to rise. "I never thought it would come to this side", she said. Four firefighters are among the 54 people injured in the fire, which is raging in several parts of a mountainous area some 200km north-east of the capital Lisbon. Read More

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Queen praises a country 'resolute in the face of adversity'

In March a man ploughed through passers-by on Westminster Bridge, fatally injuring four, before stabbing to death a policeman outside Parliament. Britain has witnessed a "succession of awful tragedies", she said, reflecting on the terror attacks in Manchester, at Westminster and London Bridge as well as the Grenfell tower fire which killed at least 30 people this week. Read More

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British PM to meet fire survivors in Downing St

The Grenfell Tower housed about 600 people in 120 apartments. Hammond told a weekly BBC politics show that a criminal investigation will examine whether building regulations had been breached when the block was renovated. "It has been decided today that the public inquiry will report back to me personally". More than 100 people stormed the town hall Friday in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with a list of demands following the devastating tower block fire. Read More

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GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

GOP, Dem governors call for changes in House health bill

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. Public backlash during the House deliberation on its healthcare legislation, the American Health Care Act , was intense. "In no uncertain terms, a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a declaration of war on women", said Karin Roland, chief campaigns officer at UltraViolet, the principal organizer of the sit-ins ( visit UltraViolet's website for more information about the day of action). Read More

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Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Representative Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

Two Capitol Police officers, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, and House Republican aide Zack Barth, were also injured in the shooting. Scalise was one of several people shot by suspect James T. He added that Scalise would be in the hospital "for some time" and would need "a period of healing and rehabilitation" after being discharged. Representative Steve Scalise speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Read More

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Talks between Theresa May and DUP 'going well'

In her opening speech in the House of Commons , May congratulated Bercow and joked: "At least someone got a landslide". "I will be making it very clear that any deal between the Tories and the DUP can not be allowed to undermine the Good Friday and subsequent agreements", Ms O'Neill said in a statement. Read More

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PM May nears DUP deal

PM May nears DUP deal

Foster tweeted afterward that "discussions are going well with the government and we hope soon to be able to bring this work to a successful conclusion". Speaking in Paris last night, Mrs May insisted the deal would ensure "we have stability of government in the national interest " and insisted it would not harm the peace process. Read More

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Adviser says Obama tried to get Warmbier back

Daniel Kanter , medical director of the neuroscience intensive care unit at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Warmbier is in stable condition at UC Medical Center, where he was taken Tuesday night after his arrival in Ohio . A Department of State spokeswoman won't say what envoy Joseph Yun gleaned about the medical conditions of the other Americans . CNN reports that at a meeting on June 6 in New York, North Korea's United Nations ambassador told the State Department's ... Read More

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Armed with a machete, robbery victim detains suspect until deputies arrive

Armed with a machete, robbery victim detains suspect until deputies arrive

The victim told police two other men, who were later identified as Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente, escaped before they arrived. Surveillance video shows the homeowner grabbing the machete and fighting back. one of whom was carrying several zip ties". After arresting the five men, police said suspects admitted to attempting the robbery. Ronier Jauregui-Lorente and Angel Cabrera-Basulto were each charged with two counts of armed robbery. Read More

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Protesters demand justice after deadly London blaze

It followed a separate, smaller protest at Kensington Town Hall, where residents tried to air their grievances to councillors. Queen Elizabeth II , 91, and her grandson, 34, had made an emotional visit together on Friday to see the survivors, meet with victims' families and rescue workers who were affected by the inferno, which engulfed the Grenfell Tower in London . Read More

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London police say 58 people assumed dead in tower block blaze

One, are our regulations correct, do they permit the right kind of materials and ban the wrong kind of materials? The second question is were they correctly complied with? In an interview on Saturday, May admitted that the government's response to the disaster was "not good enough" as she announced a fast-tracked public inquiry into the fire promised to provide increased aid to help survivors cope and find alternative housing. Read More

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58 presumed dead in London tower fire

Railway tracks run in front of the charred remains of the Grenfell Tower block in Kensington, west London , on June 17, following the June 14 fire at the residential building. The group said her plea to Mrs May that survivors of the atrocity have the final say on what happens with the site in the future was agreed at the meeting. Read More

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British PM May tries to quell public anger after deadly London fire

Cundy added that the death toll could rise. Mr Cundy said the police investigation into the blaze would look at the building and its refurbishment in 2016 and vowed to prosecute people "if there is evidence". British health authorities say they are still treating 19 patients, 10 of whom remain in critical condition after the London high-rise fire. The queen marked her official birthday Saturday by saying Britain remains "resolute in the face of adversity" after the horrendous fire and ... Read More

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58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

58 people missing and presumed dead in London fire; number may increase

Attention has focused on materials used during the renovation process completed a year ago. He also said: "As the mayor of London I will do my bit to be the advocate, to be the fighter, and to be the champion of these people". British Prime Minister Theresa met the families of the victims on Saturday and assured them a total compensation of $6.4 million for emergency costs and for finding homes in nearby locations within three weeks, according to Bloomberg. Read More

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Mueller expands special counsel office, hires 13 lawyers

President Donald Trump's closest allies are attacking the integrity of those involved in the widening probe of Russian interference in the USA election, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of driving a biased investigation. The memos direct former staffers to prevent the automatic deletion of any records and former Trump transition officials are asked to send in materials to the Trump transition team. Read More

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Shahbaz Sharif says biased JIT targetting his family

Shahbaz Sharif says biased JIT targetting his family

He stated that there were certain measures taken in former President Pervez Musharraf era, but then the Sharif family was ousted from the country with 40 suitcases following a deal. "I did not go away to London , never to return, like other politicians [have done in the past]", Sharif said, taking a dig at Musharraf who went overseas on the pretext of treatment for back pain and never came back to face cases. Read More

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Authorities: Teen slain after leaving mosque, man arrested

It was at some point during that altercation that the girl went missing, a police spokeswoman said. Around 3 p.m., the remains of a female were found in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling. Charges are pending further investigation. The 17-year-old victim has been identified by friends and ADAMS officials only as Nabra. Detectives believe the remains are those of the missing teen, however a medical examiner has not yet confirmed this, Wright said. Read More

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Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

Trump mocks Federal Bureau of Investigation for failing to prove 'Russian Collusion'

Donald Trump has appeared to confirm he is under investigation for obstruction of justice , claiming he is being probed for firing FBI director James Comey by the man who told him to do it. He added: "Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations". Among other roles, she was an official in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy under George W. Read More

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