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Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

Democrats need to net 24 seats to win back the House. Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. And we need a message . So it's time for change. This time I did. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her". Read More

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STF troopers hurt in gunfight in Sukma

STF troopers hurt in gunfight in Sukma

In a major offensive against Maoists, the CRPF and Chhattisgarh Police have eliminated 12 Maoists in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh. A composite squad of the Special Task Force (STF), the DRG, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and its elite unit-CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) was yesterday out on the operation based on inputs about the location of Maoist hideouts in the interiors of Chintagufa, around 500 kms away from here. Read More

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Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

Steve Scalise, they'd slow down and craft a bipartisan plan with plenty of input from hospitals, doctors, patient groups and the general public. Hillary Clinton won the state by 2.4 percentage points, or 27,272 votes. "As I have consistently stated, if the bill is good for Nevada, I'll vote for it and if it's not - I won't", Heller said. CBO analysis of the bill predicts that 23 million Americans would lose their health insurance, while the top 1 percent of Americans would enjoy $306 billion ... Read More

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Sushma Swaraj takes swipe at Meira Kumar

Sushma Swaraj takes swipe at Meira Kumar

After she spoke for almost four minutes, the Speaker is seen interrupting her. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday pulled out a four-year-old video of Opposition's presidential nominee Meira Kumar on frequent "interruptions" which was seen as a veiled attack on former Lok Sabha speaker's bias while conducting the House during the previous UPA II regime. Read More

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Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. Vice President Pence could then be called in to break the tie. But that ended Thursday after Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill. Read More

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AIADMK announces support for Kovind

AIADMK announces support for Kovind

The senior BJP leader also appealed to the other parties to support Kovind's candidature for the country's top constitutional post. On Wednesday, Kumar held a meeting with his party MLAs and functionaries in Patna to take a decision on backing Kovind's candidature. Read More

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Pakistan identifies as 'preachers' Chinese who Islamic State claims to have killed

Pakistan identifies as 'preachers' Chinese who Islamic State claims to have killed

China will investigate claims that two of its citizens were engaged in illegal preaching before they were killed by Islamic extremists in Pakistan , a government spokesman said on Wednesday. Nisar said that all Pakistani missions are bound to undertake proper scrutiny of visa applications and must get all necessary details before exercising their power to issue visas to foreign nationals. Read More

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Mosul Celebrates First Eid Without IS In Three Years

Mosul Celebrates First Eid Without IS In Three Years

The group blew up Mosul's historic Nuri mosque on Wednesday, which was also the place where IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared his "caliphate" in 2014. Aid organisations say Islamic State has stopped many from leaving, using them as human shields. The UN voiced alarm yesterday at the rising death toll among civilians in the fighting, saying as many as 12 were killed and hundreds injured last Friday. Read More

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Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

According to the IRGC, the missiles "targeted the headquarters and meeting place and suicide vehicle assembly line" of "ISIS terrorists" in Syria's Deir al-Zour Province. Iran's missile attack into Syria this past Sunday was deemed a failure. However, the Iranians likely didn't make their target as they announced the death tolls mere minutes after firing the missiles, which would have been far too soon, and no one on the ground has reported a missile attack. Read More

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'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

'No excuse' for N. Korean treatment of Otto Warmbier, father says

Joseph Yun, the U.S. State Department's special envoy on North Korea , traveled to Pyongyang and demanded Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds , capping a flurry of secret diplomatic contacts, a U.S. The doctors said North Korea sent two brain scans back with Otto upon his return to the states. " They lure Americans, they take them hostage, then they do things to them ", he said, tearing up as he pointed out to reporters that he was wearing the same jacket Otto wore for his ... Read More

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BJP playing vote bank politics by nominating Dalit for president: Shiv Sena

BJP playing vote bank politics by nominating Dalit for president: Shiv Sena

Regarding the Sena's initial objection to Kovind's candidature, a BJP leader said the party should not have any problems with a Dalit because the Late Bal Thackeray was a staunch supporter of Hindu-Dalit unity. Attempting to put the BJP in a spot, the Sena was originally insisting on two different names. If they had a problem with that, we wanted (eminent agriculturist) M.S. Read More

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Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies cut all diplomatic ties with Qatar, pulling their ambassadors from the gas-rich emirate and giving its citizens a two-week deadline to leave their territory. These Gulf nations were later joined by Libya, Yemen, the Maldives, Mauritius and Mauritania, with Jordan and Djibouti announcing they would lower the level of diplomatic contacts with Qatar. Read More

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Moon: Form joint teams with North for Olympics

Moon: Form joint teams with North for Olympics

The South Korean sports minister has proposed forming a joint women's ice hockey team as a show of Korean unity. Thousands of protesters marched near the United States embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of "forcing" South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. Read More

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Qatar ultimatum 'against int'l law' - Erdogan

The four Arab states cut ties with Qatar over allegations that it funds terrorism - an accusation Doha rejects but that USA president Donald Trump has echoed. Qatar has been under unprecedented diplomatic and economic sanctions for more than two weeks, with Iran and Turkey increasingly supplying it with food and other goods. Read More

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White House says Trump tweet meets Comey tapes records request

Mr Trump wrote on Twitter yesterday, a day before the deadline, that he did not know if there were recordings of his conversations with Mr Comey, but he did not make or have any such recordings. "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go", the president told Comey. That hasn't stopped President Donald Trump and his associates from repeatedly trying to draw unflattering attention to their relationship, insinuating a personal bond they suggest could ... Read More

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US Troop Members Injured In An Insider Attack In Afghanistan

US Troop Members Injured In An Insider Attack In Afghanistan

He added that two other insurgents were killed by police, but a fight with one remaining attacker is ongoing. Abdul Qahar Aram, spokesman for the corps, told Anadolu Agency that the wounded troops had been taken to hospital. This is the second insider attack in a week. Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the United States military, said on Saturday that the attack took place at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e Sharif. Read More

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N.Korea conducts rocket engine test

N.Korea conducts rocket engine test

A medium-range ballistic missile was launched from a test range in Hawaii at 7:20 pm local time, but the interceptor missile fired at sea from USS John Paul Jones, a guided-missile destroyer, missed the target. North Korea has carried out a new test of a rocket engine, Sputnik reported citing United States media. And as officials said , North Korea only has six untested ICBM launchers which means even if the country makes several missiles or warheads, an ICBM missile will not work until ... Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Four other people were wounded in the incident. Shooter Moved to Va.in March, FBI Says In March 2017, Hodgkinson told his family that he was leaving Belleville, Illinois, for Washington , D.C. Hodgkinson had been involved in a protest in Belleville, Ill., where he was living outside a USA post office building. Prior to his departure from IL, a neighbor reported Hodgkinson to police for firing a gun on his property, but police determined he had not committed a crime. Read More

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Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

The director of Qatar's Government Communication Office, Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani, said the demands confirm what Qatar has said from the beginning. Kuwait is helping mediate the dispute as is the United States, for which it has posed a challenging test since Qatar hosts a base housing the headquarters of US air power in the Middle East as well as 11,000 troops. Read More

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Netanyahu-hails-PM-Modi?s-upcoming-Israel-visit-as-?historic?

In the 70 years of the country's existence no Indian Prime Minister has ever visited and this is further expression of the State of Israel's military, economic and diplomatic strength, ? Noting that India ranks 130th out of 190 countries in a 2017 World Bank Report on ease of doing business, they said that a "long and growing" list of stringent regulatory practices is stifling American businesses in India. Read More

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Cladding On 27 Tower Blocks Fails Safety Checks

United Kingdom communities secretary Sajid Javid said today that as many as 34 buildings in 17 local council areas in the country were so far affected and tests in other areas are ongoing. Now hundreds of residents face up to four weeks in temporary accommodations as workers try to upgrade the buildings' fire safety features. Meanwhile, Theresa May has said her "thoughts are with the residents" being evacuated from the five Camden Tower blocks, adding that the government is supporting ... Read More

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Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul

That means that Republican supporters of the legislation can only lose two Republican votes, with Vice President Mike Pence casting a tie-breaking vote if the Senate splits 50-50. "As Democrats, we're doing everything we can to fight this bill". White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Friday insisted that nobody now enrolled in Medicaid would be "affected in any way", and senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway made similar comments on Sunday. Read More

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J&K: 7 killed after tree falls on cable auto at Gulmarg

The accident killed seven people, including four of a Delhi-based family, and left two others injured. This is first major accident to the profit making cable auto project, the main attraction in Gulmarg. He said the chief minister also directed a high-level inquiry to find the causes or lapses, if any, that led to the accident. He wrote: "What awful news!" That's a laid down SOP'. Read More

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Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering — AP analysis

Democrats may benefit from gerrymandering — AP analysis

Jeff Kottkamp sat on the House committee that redrew House maps. Barely one-fourth of the new districts were labeled as competitive between Republicans and Democrats . Republicans acknowledge the 2002 rewrite favored their party. He blamed Democrats for their own losses. Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it. Read More

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Ramadan Celebration: Muslims Gather To Mark Eid El Fitr

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heartily offered best Eid-al-Fitr wishes to all Muslims across the world. The date of Eid al-Fitr changes every year. He hoped that the teachings of Eid-ul-Fitr would encourage all in building a attractive and prosperous society. Libya and Algeria the African countries will celebrate the Eid on Sunday, June 25th. Read More

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Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

Pence visits Focus on Family amid change for religious right

On the left, Pence's visit drew condemnation from national gay rights groups, such as GLAAD, and spawned an theatrical demonstration on the sidewalk outside. "And let me assure you that there's one other family that's truly grateful for the work of this ministry - and I promise you, Focus on the Family, you have an unwavering ally in President Donald Trump ". Read More

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Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade

Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade

Minneapolis's first openly gay police chief, Janeé Harteau, wrote about how she was "saddened to be shut out", while several other gay officers spoke of how the decision was exclusionary, "hateful and hurtful". The statement says they're required to have a police vehicle lead the parade to make sure the route is clear, so it will be a lone unmarked squad and there will be limited police participation in the parade itself. Read More

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Limited reshuffle points to Theresa May's lack of authority

The Prime Minister had already announced that her five most senior ministers - including Chancellor Philip Hammond and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson - were carrying on in their current positions. Liam Fox stays in his post as Secretary of State for worldwide trade, while Justine Greening has been re-confirmed as Secretary of State for Education. Read More

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South Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

South Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

South Korea has had to pay a significant price for THAAD deployment in the form of domestic unrest and even economic sanctions from China, its largest trading partner. Japan's defense ministry has ruled out the deployment of a U.S. It's a twist on the typical pattern on the Korean Peninsula, where North Korean state media frequently issue reports about leader Kim Jong Un observing missile tests that it says are needed to combat South Korean and USA hostility. Read More

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