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Theresa May And Nicola Sturgeon Fall-Out Over Brexit And Scottish Independence

A Downing Street source said Mrs May updated the First Minister in a "courteous and friendly way" about the letter she will send to trigger Article 50 and start the Brexit process. For that reason, there should be interim solutions, said the analysis, which talked about "phasing out". The Prime Minister also vowed to build a "more united nation" as Britain leaves the EU. Read More

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Lindsey Graham on health care: Republicans and Democrats need to work together

Some Republicans, like Rep. John Shimkus of IL, have argued that keeping essential benefits forces men to pay for prenatal care and benefits for women. (It's also worth pointing out that vasectomies are now considered an essential benefit in most states-yet, women haven't complained about "having to purchase" them.) Both men and women are at risk for accidents and disease, O'Leary notes. Read More

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Trump now blames conservative Republicans for healthcare failure

Numerous tax initiatives being discussed in the Trump White House have stirred strong Republican opposition; GOP Senator David Perdue of Georgia, a onetime businessman, already has distributed a letter to his colleagues arguing that the "border adjustment tax", which would affect trade with Canada as well as other USA trading partners, is "regressive, hammers consumers and shuts down economic growth". Read More

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What is the Freedom Caucus, how did it derail Obamacare repeal?

What is the Freedom Caucus, how did it derail Obamacare repeal?

Speaking to host Alisyn Camerota, the Texas Republican said he holds "the opinion that there are some members of the Freedom Caucus, they'd vote no against the Ten Commandments if it came up for a vote". The Trump administration had offered the Freedom Caucus a repeal of Obamacare's "essential health benefits", regulatory changes that would mean insurers no longer would have to include benefits such as maternity care or mental health coverage in their plans. Read More

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Skymet: Monsoons may remain below normal for India in 2017

Skymet: Monsoons may remain below normal for India in 2017

Probability of an El Nino formation in 2017 has already led to some worries about the monsoon season in the country. Parts of west India and peninsular India are likely to be rain-deficient in the monsoon season this year, while Gujarat, Konkan region, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Karnataka are likely to receive below normal rainfall, Skymet head Jatin Singh said. Read More

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Cowboys' Jerry Jones comments on Raiders' Las Vegas vote

The move had been anticipated for months. Another issue could be how many seats can be added to get the attendance near the 60,000 average National Football League teams usually draw on Sundays. When you went out to play in the coliseum in Oakland you could understand this was a stadium that was a contemporary of old Riverfront Stadium. "I intend, if the fans would like us to stay there, we'd love to be there for (both option years)", Raiders owner Mark Davis said after announcing the ... Read More

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Raiders Moving To Las Vegas

Raiders Moving To Las Vegas

Davis has been flirting with the idea of moving the franchise for a number of years now. The Los Angeles Rams relocated from St. Louis and the Chargers announced in January they would leave San Diego, also to LA. Tampa Bay has played games in Tokyo, Japan and the teeming metropolis of Norman, Oklahoma (I can make fun of the town; I was born there), but they've obviously never played in Vegas. Read More

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Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill

The Freedom Caucus continued to push to repeal popular pieces of Obamacare , such as the requirement that insurers cover people with preexisting conditions, something President Donald Trump had publicly said he wanted to keep in place. Today, however, he assigned some blame to House conservatives and think tanks aligned with those lawmakers' interests. "Democrats are smiling in D.C. Read More

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Struggle stalwart, Ahmed Kathrada passes away

Kathrada was admitted to hospital on March 4 for surgery related to blood clotting in the brain. Kathrada had been ill for the last month‚ with his condition deteriorating in the last 24 hours. Recently Mr Kathrada had been a vocal critic of scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma and the ANC government. Derek Hanekom, a fellow veteran activist and now a government minister, said he had lost a "revolutionary mentor and dear friend". Read More

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Adele reveals she may never tour again in emotional on-stage confession

Auckland, actually, New Zealand - oh what the hell - this year belongs to Adele . Promoter Michael Coppel said it had been "a privilege and truly a career highlight" to present her first tour down under. During a show in Auckland last night, the United Kingdom songstress insinuated that this would likely be her final tour for the foreseeable future. Around 30 men and women joined Adele on stage to sing Toia Mai Te Waka Nei and perform the haka. Read More

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Pence to pro-Israel group: United States 'giving serious consideration' to embassy move

It is making for an unusual American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, one relieved of the strains that marked the last years of President Barack Obama's tenure but also filled with significant uncertainty. They didn't know exactly what I meant outside of giving the speech, so we showed them. And I got to tell you, I just can't wait. It's not for a fashion statement. Read More

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Arab League to decide on next steps for Palestinian issue: Minister

He reiterated Jordan's support to efforts that aim at resuming Palestinian-Israeli talks leading to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital. The Saudi monarch will be the first to arrive in the kingdom before co-heading a wide meeting with king Abdullah on mutual relations. "In my view it's not right that Arab governments stay out of the biggest crisis in the region's modern history", Abul Gheit said on Monday, calling them to "find an ... Read More

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Brady's 'dream comes true' as he is named Ireland captain

Brady's 'dream comes true' as he is named Ireland captain

He's not in as much pain, the operation went very well and it's just a matter of coming to terms with it . "So you can imagine the shadow it would cast over a friendly game". He was missed even for the last couple of days around the place. "He recovered magnificently and the injury didn't bother him again from then until the end of his career, so players have recovered". Read More

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Nikki Haley Is Unmatched Favorite At AIPAC Conference

The ayatollahs in Tehran openly admit their desire to wipe Israel off the map. He also referred to Iran as the greatest threat to Israel and appealed to the Trump administration to prevent "Iran from ever ... Trump's predecessor Barack Obama often clashed with the Israeli premier. "After decades of talking about it, the President is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem", he said. Read More

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Panel to grill Jared Kushner over Russia meetings

Panel to grill Jared Kushner over Russia meetings

A Russian bank under USA economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine discloses that its executives had met Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, during the 2016 election campaign. That was part of his job. The administration has been subjected to intense scrutiny since the February 13 resignation of White House National Security Adviser retired Lt. Read More

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Derek Carr writes heartfelt letter to Raiders fans regarding move to Vegas

Derek Carr writes heartfelt letter to Raiders fans regarding move to Vegas

Over the past year, the National Football League has pulled nearly 10 per cent of their teams with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders from long-time fan bases, for cities that didn't even ask for a team. "It should be a good thing", said Oscar Medina, who works at #1 Sports Fan in Visalia. They were great trips for us. The Raiders will play the 2017 season in Oakland , with a timetable on the move not confirmed. Read More

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Tributes for victims of deadly attack

Tributes for victims of deadly attack

They had been due to return home to the United States the day after the terror attack. It was revealed that Melissa had suffered a leg injury, a cut hand and broken rib in the attack. Mr Clint Payne, Mr Cochran's brother-in-law, said in an e-mail: "Our family is heartbroken". "Last night we were speaking as a family about all this, and it was unanimous that none of us harbour any ill will or harsh feelings towards this", said Sarah McFarland, Melissa Cochran's sister. Read More

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Robichaud: GOP must regroup after failure to repeal Obamacare

Robichaud: GOP must regroup after failure to repeal Obamacare

The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act , or "Obamacare". I hope that Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's gloating serves as a wake-up call for every Republican in Congress. The group's vow to vote "no" on that plan, or any plan that did not meet their standards of conservative politics, would mean that it would be defeated. Read More

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Top US general promises investigation into civilian deaths in Western Mosul

Top US general promises investigation into civilian deaths in Western Mosul

Did US forces strike the wrong buildings and not what they meant to target? "We're dropping hundreds and sometimes tens of meters away from these things, as far as we can tell , our weapons are quite precise. Iraq and the coalition has to weigh whether a slower campaign in Mosul with less air and artillery strikes will lead to more human misery of those left under ISIS, than risking more civilian casualties . Read More

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Whitsunday residents told to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie closes in

A wind gust of 120 miles per hour was clocked on Hamilton Island, just off the mainland, as the roared toward the coast early Tuesday , the Bureau of Meteorology in Queensland tweeted . Despite this the tidal surge - which could inundate low-lying homes - is still expected to be significant. More than 23,000 homes from the Whitsunday and Mackay regions have lost power due to "damage caused by cyclone activity", Ergon Energy has reported . Read More

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Judge Jeanine Pirro: Paul Ryan must go. Now

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Paul Ryan must go. Now

And why start with this if you are not sure you've got the votes? " President Trump viewed the now-dead Republican healthcare bill as "an opportunity to defund" Planned Parenthood, according to press secretary Sean Spicer , who wouldn't say whether the president would demand defunding in future legislation". Read More

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Shailene Woodley Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Plea Deal

Shailene Woodley Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Plea Deal

In her Facebook video, Woodley said police told her she was arrested "because I'm well-known (and) because I have 40,000 people watching". Actress Shailene Woodley has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. "In the really cold part when it was 40 below zero, she was out there working in the kitchen - managing the kitchen - and building structures for people ", Lawler said. Read More

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Sturgeon: May failed to offer Scotland 'new powers'

You're probably aware that during a visit to Scotland, Prime Minister Theresa May met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the subject of a second independence referendum. Last night the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier warned there was a "distinct possibility" that Britain would leave the European Union without a deal, an outcome which would "undoubtedly" leave the country worse off. Read More

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Minority status: J&K, Centre must decide

Minority status: J&K, Centre must decide

We appreciate the desire to jointly address the issue. The petition alleged that, "The population of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir according to the 2011 Census is 68.31 per cent. The interim report, it said, is an unpublished government record relating to affairs of the state and "it belongs to a class which demands protection from disclosure". Read More

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Deal to settle Flint suit to bring $87M for new water lines

In addition, the proposed settlement requires state officials to pay $895,000 to plaintiffs who brought the 2016 lawsuit to cover their litigation costs. Any amount of lead exposure is a health risk, particularly for young children, and can stunt their brain development. In December, researchers said that lead levels in the drinking water supply of Flint continued to drop, but urged residents to still filter their water. Read More

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U.S. politicians are trolling Donald Trump with a brilliant acronym

U.S. politicians are trolling Donald Trump with a brilliant acronym

The first lady's cameo was really helpful for the fundraising dinner, Mrs Trump met with donors and Florida GOP Gov. Rick Scott , she posed for photos and had a conversation with the VIP guests at the pre-dinner section. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) introduced its House counterpart. On Sunday, the president blasted conservative lawmakers and think tanks for the embarrassing demise of his healthcare bill. Read More

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