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5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

Thursday, Senate Republicans revealed their approach to repealing and replacing the Obama administration's signature health care initiative, the Affordable Care Act. "I will study the bill to determine whether it fulfills President Trump's campaign promises to lower premiums, maintain coverage and protect those with preexisting conditions without mandates", he said . Read More

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Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

Six pilgrims injured as Saudi security foils attack in Mecca

On the other hand, Jordan denounced the terrorist attack with its media minister Mohammed Momani condemning the failed attack and expressing Jordan's support for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in its fight against terrorism. Six people were injured and five members of the security forces were lightly injured. It reiterated its firm position in rejecting terrorism, and stressed the need for closer worldwide cooperation to eliminate the phenomenon that threatens all nations and peoples without ... Read More

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Puerto Ricans vote overwhelmingly to apply for U.S. statehood

Puerto Ricans vote overwhelmingly to apply for U.S. statehood

That works out to just under 1% of the island's population, a very similar percentage that most other states have joining the USA military each year. We will now take these results to Washington, D.C., with the strong support of not only a duly executed electoral exercise, but also of a contingency of national and global observers, who can attest to the fact that the process was fair, well organized and democratic. Read More

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Robert Mueller gifts probe to US President Donald Trump for birthday

President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday after a report that he was under investigation into possible obstruction of justice, dismissing as "phony" the notion his campaign colluded with any Russian effort to sway the 2016 U.S. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, would not comment on whether Mueller was looking at possible obstruction of justice by Trump but said Congress "certainly needs to get to the bottom" of the issue. Read More

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Indian PM Modi Visits Portugal on Trip to Meet with Trump

Indian PM Modi Visits Portugal on Trip to Meet with Trump

Modi will be urging a tougher stance on Pakistan over militants that India blames for attacks on its territory. "We expect a lot from Prime Minister Modi". Among other things, PM Modi and President Trump will also be discussing global cooperation and things like burden-sharing. Mr Modi announced setting up a joint Science and Technology Fund of four million Euros. Read More

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The official Brexit negotiations have begun

David Davis has conceded that trade talks will only begin after Brexit divorce proceedings. "I am not in a frame of mind to make concessions, or ask for concessions", he said. European Union negotiator Michel Barnier said the negotiations which should lead to a breakup by March 2019 "must first tackle the uncertainties caused by Brexit — first for citizens, but also for the beneficiaries of the European Union policies and for the impact on borders, in particular Ireland". Read More

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UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Work is already underway to remove the material on some of the confirmed blocks as Theresa May admitted hundreds of samples are being tested - forcing some Camden residents to be evacuated. Residents - including families with babies and elderly relatives - trooped out of the buildings late Friday night with suitcases and plastic bags stuffed with clothes. Read More

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Trump right to make Cuba pay for its intransigence

The reason: those were the visits most ripe for abuse by yanquis hoping to circumvent the law that prohibits US tourist travel to Cuba . Trump will announce his new approach early Friday afternoon at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami's Little Havana, the heart of America's largest Cuban-American community, whose support aides believe helped him win Florida in the election. Read More

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United States spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

United States spy planes help Philippine troops quell siege

Lieutenant-Colonel Emmanuel Garcia, civil relations group head of the Western Mindanao Command, said five men were gunned down on Monday by militants linked to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ). military trainers and advisers from his country. On Monday China said it supported the Philippines' "anti-terrorism" operations after the U.S. embassy confirmed it that United States special forces were assisting in the operations. Read More

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Some Trump business ventures on an upswing

Some Trump business ventures on an upswing

Trump had disclosed a liability to Deutsche of more than $50 million, which was in the Old Post Office , a property in Washington where he has established a hotel. The document also shows that Trump has less than $US1 million in bonds to be paid for 6 East 57th St, a Manhattan retail property that houses a Niketown store. Read More

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Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller on Friday became the fifth person to oppose the bill , saying that he could not support the current draft either. "Policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford", McConnell said. Read More

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Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

Edwards said the state has received no reports of damage and parish requests for assistance have mostly been for sandbags. McGill reported from New Orleans. Low-lying roads in many areas were covered with water. The storm, which combined with a cold front as it entered the Mountain State Friday, didn't cause widespread severe flooding but heavy winds did some damage. Read More

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Federal Bureau of Investigation officials: Airport attacker tried, but failed, to buy gun in US

Meanwhile, Lt. Jeff Neville who was stabbed in the neck is recovering from the 30.5 cm gash that narrowly missed his major arteries and nerves. Scholten says first responders' efforts were "absolutely life-saving". In court, however, he was described as an " on-and-off " truck driver, who last worked two weeks ago. Amor Ftouhi kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, his landlord told The Associated Press . Read More

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United Kingdom high-rise buildings fail fire safety tests

More than 3,000 people were asked to leave four tower blocks in Camden, north London, this weekend after a fire audit revealed suspect gas fittings and faulty fire doors. In a statement, Mr Corbyn, who is at Glastonbury Festival, said: "Tower blocks across the country have now failed fire safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster". Read More

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Kidambi Srikanth beats Olympic champion Chen Long for fourth Super Series title

The two players had met five times before the Australian Open final with the Chinese shuttler triumphing all five times. Srikanth showed better anticipation and immaculate stroke play to lead 11-7 at the break. Srikanth responded well and came up with some brilliant smashes to take a lead of 17-15. Shi's every ploy was met with determination from Srikanth and it seemed the Chinese had run out of ideas. Read More

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North Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier

But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. Still more lined roads in Wyoming, a small town of 8,000 residents, and in Cincinnati , where the 22-year-old was laid to rest. Refuting these accusations, an unnamed spokesman for North Korea's Foreign Ministry told KCNA that painting such a defamatory portrait of North Korea will only lead the country to harshen treatment for foreign detainees in the future. Read More

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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

The House version of the health care bill tries to discourage healthy people from fleeing the market by allowing insurance companies to charge a premium for those who don't maintain continuous coverage. "The fact we think this bill will spend more next year than Obamacare spends now, that doesn't sound like repeal", said Paul, who added that he will be negotiating as a team with fellow conservative holdouts Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah. Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting

When he first arrived at the hospital following the shooting in Virginia, Scalise was said to be at "imminent risk of death". Barth was hospitalized and released, Williams said. - died after being wounded by Capitol Police. Sava said that Scalise's doctors "fully expect him to walk.and hopefully run" in the future. Sava said he told Scalise's family that "I am not declaring victory until he's playing ball in his back yard with his family". Read More

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Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

Pelosi says the Democratic base is energized, adding, "We must now put forth our message". Pelosi said she respected critical opinions, but, "my decision to stay is not up to them". "One of the disappointing things from the last couple days is that that approach has a little bit of punch to it, it still moves voters". After democrats lost another special election Wednesday, this time in Georgia, some Democrats turn their anger on the party leadership. Read More

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Spicer Hasn't Asked Trump If Russians Meddled in 2016 Campaign

Spicer Hasn't Asked Trump If Russians Meddled in 2016 Campaign

Lewandowski admitted that the White House - dogged by controversies on a near daily basis - could use some help to get its message out more effectively. During the briefing, Mr Spicer suggested that changes may be coming. "I get in, essentially, around 6 a.m. until fairly late at night and we have an entire press staff that's totally accessible during those hours and on the weekends to the press", he said. Read More

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WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

The potential implications of millions of Koreans cheering together for their unified team could be huge - a prospect that could further advance Mr. Moon's policy of promoting dialogue and exchanges with the North. Moon, who is said to be the first national President ever to visit a World Taekwondo Championships, also expressed his hope that the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team would be able to perform at the ITF World Championships in North Korea's capital Pyongyang in September. Read More

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Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

Both are on the opposite sides of violent conflicts in Syria , Yemen and most recently Iran has come to the support of Qatar. Also, Iran fired several ballistic missiles Sunday night at IS positions in eastern Syria . The confrontation in Syria on Sunday began around 4:30 p.m. local time when USA -backed ground Syrian fighters, who are officially called the Syrian Democratic Forces , came under attack by what the Pentagon described only as "pro-Syrian regime forces" and were forced ... Read More

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Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 US election have raised questions about whether Comey's May 9 firing was an attempt by Trump to stop the Russia probe. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein later appointed Mueller , a former FBI director, as special counsel to oversee the investigation , including potential collusion between Trump's campaign associates and Russian officials. Read More

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J&K cop lynching: Three more arrested; SIT to probe case

Three people were injured in the alleged firing. "It is a murder of trust", Mehbooba told reporters after attending the wreath-laying ceremony for the slain officer. The lynching of a police officer outside the Jama Masjid in downtown Srinagar today triggered widespread condemnation from political parties with National Conference leader Omar Abdullah saying those behind the "travesty" should "burn in hell". Read More

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European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

May's push to set the cut-off date as early as March 29 this year, is unlikely to wash with many in the European Union , whose position is that nothing must change until Britain leaves - scheduled for March 30, 2019. Such firms sold 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) worth of goods to customers in Britain past year, their fourth-biggest market. The UK Government said in a press release that Davis is "confident that he can get a positive outcome and secure a new deep and special partnership ... Read More

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Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

They said people tried to catch Pandit who allegedly fired several shots from his pistol, injuring three persons. "He was bludgeoned to death using sticks and stones by a mob of more than 50 people", sources said. I was not at the masjid. I reached the mosque at 12:15 am while the incident had happened before that. Calling it a "brutal" act, Mirwaiz tweeted that "state brutality should not snatch our humanity and values". Read More

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Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

The plane appeared to pinwheel as it crashed into the building in Fort Myers . A plane carrying two people crashed into a building Saturday morning near an early education center in Fort Myers. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate and determine the cause of the crash. The plane lost control and hit the building, which may have included a day care center, Lee County Emergency Management spokeswoman Christie Knudson said. Read More

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