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What is the difference between Obamacare and Trumpcare, and what happens next?

The new bill would end the individual mandate, one of the most unpopular provisions of the law, while keeping the requirement that children must be allowed to stay on their parents' health insurance until they're 26. "Nobody who's ever looked at health care policy thought that was a reality or anything close to reality", Zwillich says of Trump's comments. It also covers the bill for more than three-in-five nursing home residents-a group made up disproportionately of older women who ... Read More

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SoftBank reportedly selling 25% stake in ARM Holdings to Saudi-backed fund

SoftBank reportedly selling 25% stake in ARM Holdings to Saudi-backed fund

Its hardware is commonly found on devices from Apple, Samsung and other smartphone manufacturers. The transaction would be the first significant move by the Vision Fund, which is meant to give Masayoshi Son, the deal-hungry billionaire who made SoftBank into a global internet and telecoms powerhouse, the firepower to pursue his blend of investing on behalf of his company and a small group of outside backers. Read More

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Mosul Museum Retaken by Iraqi Forces

Mosul Museum Retaken by Iraqi Forces

The museum once housed Mesopotamian artifacts dating back thousands of years. Video of ISIS militants destroying artifacts at the Mosul Museum surfaced in February 2015. For many, this is the first time to get out of Mosul since Islamic State took control in 2014. The offensive came as part of a wider campaign launched last October to retake the city, which Daesh overran in mid-2014. Read More

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Tory peer sacked from government role over Brexit rebellion

Tory peer sacked from government role over Brexit rebellion

Prominent Eurosceptic Tory MP Steve Baker, who chairs the pro-Brexit European Research Group, said Mrs May was right to sack Lord Heseltine. However, Downing Street is confident it will garner enough support in the Commons next week. "Goodwill could be eroded quite easily". The former government minister has also been urging fellow Tories to abstain from the vote as a way to keep the Lords amendment in place without defying their own government. Read More

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Cash was destined for the UK — ORT Heist

Cash was destined for the UK — ORT Heist

According to local reports, in 2006 an estimated $7.67m was stolen from an global aircraft at the same airport. A company that tries to counter organized crime in the banking industry said it was deeply concerned by the boldness of the criminals as well as their ability to gain access to a secure area. Read More

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Israel clinches birth in World Baseball Classic quarterfinals

Israel clinches birth in World Baseball Classic quarterfinals

It also illustrated how overmatched Israel appears to be. If you've been following WBC news at all, you already know the story of Israel's first team to qualify for the tournament. Team Israel showed that it can win with pitching and defense and it can win with relentless offense by grabbing two victories in less than 24 hours to open the World Baseball Classic . Read More

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Two Prajapati aides arrested

Two Prajapati aides arrested

The case of Prajapati has become a major embarrassment for Akhilesh and his party, as opposition parties alleged the UP government of protecting the rape accused minister. Seeking a stay on his impending arrest, the minister had claimed that the state government had not put the facts in the right perspective before the apex court and false allegations were levelled against him. Read More

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May repeatedly denies 'special deal' with Surrey council over social care

May repeatedly denies 'special deal' with Surrey council over social care

A tape of the Conservative group meeting on 7 February reveals how its leader, David Hodge, told members there had been a "series of conversations" with the Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, in a auto outside Downing Street. He urged the prime minister to "come clean about the terms of the deal. and ensure other local councils get the same treatment". "To imply the opposite is simply untrue". Read More

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How To Find Your Local Women's Strike Protest & Make Your Voice Heard

How To Find Your Local Women's Strike Protest & Make Your Voice Heard

How is International Women's Day celebrated across the world? This day has also been deemed A Day Without Women. However, in 1913, it was made a decision to transfer IWD to March 8, and it has been celebrated on that day ever since. NBC told their staff that if they are passionate about the cause, they can take a personal day to participate in the March 8 events. For those who can not skip work, whether domestic or otherwise, there are alternatives, organizers say, including wearing purple ... Read More

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China February Exports Rise 4.2% on Year in Yuan Terms, Misses Estimates

China February Exports Rise 4.2% on Year in Yuan Terms, Misses Estimates

The US goods trade deficit with China, driven by mobile phones and other popular Chinese imports, rose in January by nearly 13 per cent... In the 2000s there was some fretting about the continuous high deficits the U.S. The data come as a cloud of uncertainty hangs over global trade owing to fears US President Donald Trump will press on with a protectionist agenda and kick off a trade war with China. Read More

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Mattis Meets With Israeli Defense Minister

The U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv had no comment on the matter. "We can not rely on any agreements with Tehran", Liberman said. In December, before President Donald Trump took office, Liberman said that he was wary of the new president's declared desire to pull back from the Middle East. Read More

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on Donald Trump: 'I think he's in love with me'

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Donald Trump: 'I think he's in love with me'

The 69-year-old actor - who recently stepped down from " The New Celebrity Apprentice " after just one year in charge - believes the new U.S. leader can't stop tweeting about him because he is infatuated with him. He tweeted: "Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the Apprentice , he was sacked by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me". Schwarzenegger also said that he is now leaving the show, contrary to rumors that he was sacked. Read More

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S.Africa asked to attend ICC over Bashir

S.Africa asked to attend ICC over Bashir

A document, dated 7 March, posted on the United Nations treaties website reads that the planned withdrawal would be revoked with immediate effect and will adhere to the court's judgement. South Africa has said the treaty contradicts its diplomatic immunity law and prevents the country from acting as a regional peacemaker, a role that could require it to host adversaries on its own soil. Read More

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Two dead as avalanches strike French Alps

Two dead as avalanches strike French Alps

The resort said on Twitter that while there had been an avalanche there was "no drama", in reply to a supportive tweet sent by France's sports minister Thierry Braillard. Rescue conditions were hard because of fog which made it impossible for emergency workers from outside the resort to get there by helicopter. Tignes said that it appeared to have been set off by a group of skiers higher up. Read More

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Virat Kohli not amused by Steve Smith incident

Virat Kohli not amused by Steve Smith incident

After an exhilarating Test, the series is in the balance and the two games at new Test venues - Ranchi and Dharamsala - will decide where the Border-Gavaskar Trophy will head for. When Handscomb and Smith conferred, the umpire Nigel Llong stepped in quickly to stop any communication from taking place. The ICC had also clarified the illegality of the practice to worldwide teams in briefings several years ago. Read More

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Reasons Why BJP's BMC Help to Sena Might Have Been an Eyewash

Reasons Why BJP's BMC Help to Sena Might Have Been an Eyewash

The election was conducted by the current Mayor, Snehal Ambekar. Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was the strongest contender for the post after BJP withdrew from the mayoral race. The process was held in the presence of BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, Sena MP and party secretary Anil Desai and Sena MLA Anil Parab. The BMC has 227 corporators and he was the consensus candidate. Read More

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WikiLeaks claims Central Intelligence Agency can hack smart phones, TVs

For example, a tool named the Weeping Angel was developed by the Central Intelligence Agency to attack Smart TVs manufactured by Samsung . "The archive appears to have been circulated among former U.S. The initial release , "Year Zero", includes 8,761 documents and files said to be from the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence . The CIA is allegedly targeting both Android and iOS devices, which account for a combined 97 percent of all smartphones in the world, according to figures ... Read More

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Turkish foreign minister ATTACKS Germany for 'pressuring citizens to vote against Erdogan'

Turkish foreign minister ATTACKS Germany for 'pressuring citizens to vote against Erdogan'

Germany's chancellor on Monday criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to "Nazi practices", calling the Turkish president's comparison "absurd" but urging calm. Ankara accused Berlin and other European capitals of being tardy and weak in condemning the putschists. We want to see Germany as our ally. "Germany should not attempt to give us democracy and human rights lessons". Read More

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Son of Kim Jong-nam appears on YouTube video

An official at South Korea's National Intelligence Service said the man in the video is Kim Han Sol, the 21-year-old son of Kim Jong Nam, who was killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13 by assassins who Malaysian police say used a super-toxic nerve agent that killed him within 20 minutes. Read More

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China's foreign minister calls on North Korea to halt missile tests

China's foreign minister calls on North Korea to halt missile tests

North Korea claims the military exercises are a rehearsal for an invasion, despite US and South Korean insistence that they are defensive in nature. On Monday, in an apparent response to this year's joint military exercises, Kim Jong Un oversaw the simultaneous launch of four ballistic missiles, which Kim said were a direct test of the Pyongyang's ability to attack USA military bases in Japan. Read More

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Two Pakistani soldiers killed against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Two Pakistani soldiers killed against militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

On Monday the foreign ministry said in a statement that those Afghans who are having the visas will be allowed to cross Pak-Afghan border on two points including Turkhem and Chaman on March 7 and March 8. Meanwhile, Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt visited the operational areas of Suran Valley, Mohmand Agency, and interacted with troops who valiantly repulsed the cross border attack. Read More

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IISc Bangalore Bags Spot in World's Top 10 Small Universities

IISc Bangalore Bags Spot in World's Top 10 Small Universities

As a THE representative explained, the best small universities are characterised by higher teacher to student ratios and are more connected as a community. None of these institutes have more than 3,000 students. It was also the first Indian institute to feature on Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology in the year 2015-16 at 99th position. Read More

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Madagascar lashed by rain, wind from Cyclone Enawo

Madagascar lashed by rain, wind from Cyclone Enawo

A tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds strengthened Monday in the Indian Ocean as it prepared to slam Madagascar during the entire week ahead. Enawo was approaching the coast packing winds of 85 miles per hour, with gusts of up to 121 miles per hour, according to latest bulletin on Monday from Madagascar's meteorology department , which has issued a red alert for northeastern Madagascar. Read More

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Malaysia foils 'Yemeni attack' on Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Malaysia foils 'Yemeni attack' on Saudi Arabia's King Salman

In separate raids in late February, Malaysian police picked up four Yemenis, two Malaysians and one Indonesian, said Khalid Abu Bakar, the national police chief. Mr Abu Bakar told journalists the group "are also involved in distributing drugs". Despite the Malaysian authorities' success in foiling several potential lone-wolf attacks, IS supporters managed to stage a grenade attack on a nightclub in Selangor on June 28 previous year, injuring eight people. Read More

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China urges restraint after North Korea missile launches

China urges restraint after North Korea missile launches

The missiles landed within Japan's exclusive economic zone off the Oga Peninsula in Akita prefecture. These missile tests are banned by the United Nations Security Council, but North Korea frequently flouts the rules. Trump slammed the North for its actions and stressed the strong commitment of the U.S.to Japan's security. Chung said the deployment came at the right moment as Pyongyang has been increasing threats with nuclear and missile provocations. Read More

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Trump's Links To Russian Officials In Question Again

It turns out subsequently, after the Senate had approved his nomination, that he did, on two occasions, once in his own office. This is who you elected, America. First of all, The New York Times put out an article with no direct sources that said that the Trump campaign had constant contacts with Russian spies, basically, you know, some treasonous type of accusations. Read More

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