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Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Military Threat

On Sunday, a U.S. fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country s conflict south of Raqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. That incident angered Russian Federation, which intervened in the Syrian civil war on Syria's behalf in 2015 and has a hotline with the U.S.to deconflict airspace and make sure their air forces don't collide mid-air. Read More »

North Korea rebuttal: Otto Warmbier's death 'a mystery'

President Donald Trump called the situation a "disgrace". Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for removing a propaganda banner from a hotel while on a church trip. What do U.S. doctors say? The doctors who treated Warmbier, 22, upon his return to the US said that he showed no obvious signs of trauma and appeared to have suffered from "respiratory distress", resulting in a lack of oxygen supply to his brain and extensive loss of brain tissue. Read More »

Big Orange gives Bell Gold Cup glory

Duke of Marmalade has now sired five European Group One winners and 33 Stakes Winners including Cartier Award victor Simple Verse. Con Te Partiro weaved her way through from the back of the field under jockey Jamie Spencer to win the 1-mile Sandringham Handicap by a length, at odds of 20-1. Read More »

Warren Gatland: Lions weaknesses 'fixable' for second Test

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However there was no panic from the All Blacks and a brace from speedster Reiko Iaone ensured that it was New Zealand who drew first blood in the three-match Test series. Asked if the Lions can still force a close series, Gatland replied: "Absolutely, I thought we created some great chances, played some lovely rugby and scored some nice tries ". Read More »

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

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But its characteristics on paper - namely the fact that President Donald Trump won here by less than 2 points last fall and that it's a well-educated area - will keep it competitive, one GOP aide said. She has been a successful fundraiser since she joined the leadership team in 2002. But fairly or not, many independents and supposedly persuadable Republicans - particularly in the heartland between the two cosmopolitan coasts - have come to view her as a rich San Francisco liberal and ... Read More »

Eid 2017: Importance And Significance Of This Day

Ramadan commenced at sundown on May 26 in the United States. Scholars will start watching today for the new moon to appear to mark the end of the month-long Islamic fasting season. NAN reports that owners of some of the fun centres visited are optimistic of patronage during the celebration, with many already putting things in shape in great expectation. Read More »

Tell your senators to kill secret health care bill

Sandoval said Medicaid expansion provided coverage to about 210,000 people in Nevada. Want to discuss the Senate's new " discussion draft " of its ACA repeal bill with upper management but don't have time to sift through the 142-page document? "Scott there says that Medicaid's not being cut from their perspective, but based on what we see right now in the bill there's just no way that's true", Zwillich says. Read More »

Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

OIR described the area as an "established combat outpost". The rising tensions prompted Australia to announce it was suspending its participation in air missions over Syria as part of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group. Read More »

Ruth Davidson dismisses Scottish Tories breakaway claim

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Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon says the results of the election are disappointing for her party but were disastrous for Prime Minister Theresa May . You point out to them that there are only two possible winners in a seat, and they opt instead for the Greens or some other useless option. So has Angus Robertson who is the SNP leader in Westminster. Read More »

United States would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

It comes days after a United States warplane shot down a Syrian government fighter jet in the north of the country, prompting a furious reaction from Russian Federation. And, he says, it may be hard for the U.S.to avoid conflict in Syria . Australia defence ministry said in a statement the suspension was "a precautionary measure to allow the coalition to assess the operational risk". Read More »

Germany vs Chile 2017 Confederations Cup

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi agreed that both teams played well in what was a very technical game. Germany and Chile both have one foot in the Confederations Cup final four after playing out a 1-1 draw in Kazan. "It's true that we played a very good game", he said. Germany's Lars Stindl , center, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Confederations Cup , Group B soccer match between Germany and Chile , at the Kazan Arena, Russia , Thursday, June 22, ... Read More »

A Reluctant Defense of Nancy Pelosi

While one of the most recent Democratic congressional candidates, Jon Ossoff , dismissed a question as to whether he would vote for Nancy Pelosi to continue her role as House minority leader, other Democrats are starting to turn on her. Read More »

Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting

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Rice said she has significant respect for the long-serving California lawmaker, but not as the ongoing leader of the Democratic Party . Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game, and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working. Read More »

Perez Blames Democratic Loss in Georgia's Special Election on Gerrymandering

President Donald Trump speaks during the "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" event in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Washington . Jaffe supports Medicare-for-All, one big issue that Pelosi has come under fire over by her constituents. Without defending Russian perfidy, did that actually hurt the democratic process in the sense of informing voters? Whatever Democratic activists think, a majority of Americans do not want what they are selling. Read More »

Report says Putin had direct hand in 2016 election meddling

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In December the government shut down known Russian spy compounds on American soil and imposed light sanctions targeted against specific Russian government officials and operatives. Sources defended the Obama administration's decision to not pursue more aggressive tactics. The house intelligence committee is waiting to receive fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's memos and is planning a meeting next week with Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John ... Read More »

Jared Kushner meets with Netanyahu during one-day visit to Jerusalem

The meeting did not see any agreement or breakthrough on pending issues, including the date of the resumption of negotiations, but only an evidence for Ramallah that the U.S. The Palestinian Authority, however, rebuffed USA demands and instead called for an Israeli settlement freeze. Omar Barghouti, a prominent Palestinian rights activist, referred to the Kushner-led team as "the most dishonest broker in the history of United States peacemaking". Read More »

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand game

Portugal take on New Zealand in their final Group A match as they look to finish atop their group ahead of current leaders Mexico . The group is jam-packed at the top, with nobody confirmed on to the next round and only New Zealand eliminated. Read More »

Talks to support May's Conservatives making progress, DUP says

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Philip Hammond has said this morning he is confident Mrs May will still strike a deal despite nearly a fortnight of stalled negotiations. May's government are faltering. However, Sinn Fein in Northern Ireland did better than any previous election, taking seven seats. In any case, all parties today want to avoid a "hard" Brexit that reimposes a strong border and endangers trade links, which would likely cause both economic hardship and political agitation. Read More »

Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

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Kathleen Rice, one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session. The Democrats once again crawled home with tails between their legs following demoralizing losses in yesterday's House races in Georgia and SC. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats, and they show no signs of letting up. Read More »

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

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The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way. Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that". Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

The singer is set to close the festival, headlining the Pyramid Stage on Sunday night, following Friday headliners Radiohead and Foo Fighters on Saturday. The Labour leader addressed a huge crowd on Saturday afternoon (24 June) ahead of U.S. rap group Run The Jewels' performance. "Don't miss out. #JCandKCs ". Read More »

Trump Acknowledges He's Being Investigated In Firing Of Comey

In the meeting, Trump requested that the men "put that recommendation in writing", the White House has contended, prompting Rosenstein to offer a formal recommendation to Trump that Comey be fired because he mishandled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Read More »

Why the Handel-Ossoff race never mattered (outside of Georgia)

Those involved in the discussions described them as preliminary among like-minded lawmakers. That someone many perceive as one of the worst attorneys general in recent history - the nation's chief law enforcement officer who couldn't muster a single indictment against bankers who caused a near-financial meltdown with rampant fraud, the supervisor who allowed "Operation Fast and Furious" to deliver 2,000 guns into the hands of Mexican gangs - could publicly say such a thing is an indication ... Read More »

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

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President Donald Trump taunted Nancy Pelosi in a tweet Thursday as Republicans and some Democrats have pinned the loss of the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District on the House minority leader. "I believe that she is not the leader for the future of the Democratic Party ". On Twitter , the hashtag #StandWithNancy began trending with messages of support. Read More »

Karen Handel wins runoff for seat in United States House of Representatives

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But her time has come and gone", Kathleen Rice , a Democratic congressman from NY, said on MSNBC yesterday morning. Moulton, a 38-year-old Iraq War veteran, was elected to Congress in 2014. "In the previous election - the Republican candidate won by more than 20 points". "There are 71 House congressional seats that are more competitive than Georgia's sixth", Perez said. Read More »

'March Against Sharia:' 3 Sides Protest at Roseville Intersection

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ACT for America , a Washington-based organization staged " March against Sharia Law" rallies throughout the country Saturday. Some of the alt-right extremists followed the march and were allowed by police to start some fights-after which Seattle police arrested only the anti-fascists who had been attacked. Read More »

Pelosi Claims Republicans Attacking Her Are Really Attacking San Francisco

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Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. So it's time for change. "So, we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership". "They like to target my district, the city of St. Francis", replied Pelosi. Read More »

A two-party approach to health care

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There's another disturbing aspect of the AHCA: It would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund meant to expand and sustain national investment in prevention and public health programs. Nevada is ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting and ensuring affordable access to health care. That's why even conservative pundits like Charles Krauthammer believe we're on the "road to single-payer" in the wake of a botched Obamacare repeal/replace effort. Read More »

The plane, US shot down Iranian drone of a shock in Syria

Last month, US-led coalition aircraft bombed a convoy of pro-Syrian government forces near Tanf. "It seems that the USA under Donald Trump is the source of danger for the Middle East and the whole world on a qualitatively new level". The U.S. failure to coordinate with local forces prior to Sunday's downing of a Syrian warplane infuriated Russian Federation, which called the attack "a cynical violation of Syria's sovereignty" as well as "a flagrant violation of worldwide law and an actual ... Read More »

The Savage Truth: Blue Moon Won't Shine Over Georgia's 6th District

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Ossoff's race against Republican Karen Handel was the most expensive House race in history. Former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-California), said Ossoff's loss was "tough", but Democrats, "can and will do better in 2018". The question is, with 2018 just around the corner, will this year's astronomical spending, much of it on TV, become a pattern in this suburban Atlanta district? But out of all the GOP candidates who have won in four special elections so far this year, Handel was the only ... Read More »

Queensland beats New South Wales 18-16 in State of Origin

Slater made a triumphant return to the State of Origin arena on Wednesday night, setting up the match-winning play in the dying minutes of an ANZ Stadium thriller. But the Maroons have also run drills all week focussing on front-row wrecking ball Andrew Fifita. The Blues assistant coach told reporters on the morning of Wednesday night's match the cold and wet conditions will not suit Queensland , who are desperate for a win to keep the series alive. Read More »

'No excuse' for N.Korea's treatment of United States student: father

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While they don't know what caused the brain injury, Kanter said it could likely be the result of "cardio pulmonary arrest". "I don't think we'll ever find the answer", he said. Fred Warmbier spoke to the media about his son Otto's comatose state and imprisonment by the North Korean regime. The family received a phone call from the President Wednesday night. Read More »

Trump mocks Democratic leaders Pelosi and Schumer

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Those involved in the discussions described them as preliminary among like-minded lawmakers. He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint". "I love the arena. I think she's completely unfazed by-", before stopping herself to add, "haters gonna hate". "I really think their involvement was the difference maker", Salvesen, 52, said. Read More »

5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill

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Former President of the United States Barack Obama after a discussion about democracy at Church Congress on May 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill", Trump tweeted , seeking to give the effort a boost. Read More »