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Senator Rand Paul: "I'll Consider Partial Repeal" of Obamacare

The Republican senator told reporters Friday, "I wouldn't say they are losing it". " They're living healthier and happier lives because of that decision", he said. " They will have much higher deductibles than they are used to seeing". The Senate proposal wouldn't cut Medicaid spending in real dollars - spending would continue to grow - but it would slow the rate of spending for the program, phase out extra money the federal government has given to states that expanded Medicaid ... Read More »

FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

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He would watch the field where the Republican baseball team had been practicing for about two months. The three other people also shot in Wednesday's attack are Congressional aide Zach Barth, lobbyist Matt Mika and U.S. The F.B.I. said that Mr. Hodgkinson was carrying a military-style rifle and a handgun. Hodgkinson was fatally wounded in a shootout with police. Hodgkinson acted alone and had no ties to terrorism, Slater said at the news conference. Read More »

Senate backs measure limiting president's power to lift sanctions

Monday's agreement, to be filed as an amendment to an Iran sanctions Bill , is meant to punish Russian Federation over issues including its alleged meddling in the USA election last year, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for the government of Syria in that country's six-year civil war. Read More »

South Korea Tests Missile Capable of Reaching North Korea

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North Korea's state media, normally quick to publicise successful missile-related developments, did not carry any reports on the engine test. "A rocket engine was tested today", the USA official said on condition of anonymity, without providing any details. Read More »

US president Donald Trump sends Eid greeting to Muslims

The first announcement will come from Bangladesh followed by India and Pakistan . He called on the Muslim Filipino to work toward building a society that "is grounded on love, mutual respect and understanding". "So on this day and in light of all of this, I ask you all to be unapologetic Muslims". The Met officials have told that there is a "fair chance" of the crescent of the moon on Sunday at 1438 AH on 29th of Ramadan . Read More »

India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

In fact, the two (leaders) will have dinner, a working dinner at the White House . In a statement posted on Facebook , Modi said his two-day visit to Washington was at the invitation of Trump. action against anti-India fighters in Pakistan . "India's future plans to advance on electric cars and pursue greater sustainability will require digital innovations and partnerships", said Arun Agrawal, a professor of environment at the University of MI. Read More »

Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

Modi also said that both India and Portugal were determined to deepen the cooperation in the fight against terrorism and religious extremism. From the outside, the two leaders appeared to enjoy a genuine friendship with frequent meetings, fraternal hugs and warm words. Read More »

Walker Backs Johnson Opposition On GOP Health Bill

And to help us sort through just what's in the new bill, we've brought in Noam Levey. The other three individual-market companies are AvMed, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company and Freedom Life Insurance Company of America. Not only would millions lose their health care coverage, but a million would lose their jobs and hundreds of small hospitals and nursing homes could disappear. Read More »

Presidential poll: JD(U) formally backs BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind

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Former CM and senior AGP leader, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, said, "Iwill be able to say the stand of the party (AGP) only after the official discussion, but the question of opposing Kovind doesn't arise". Ram Nath Kovind resigned from the post of Bihar Governor on Tuesday. "We are confident he will perform as a good administrator", he said when asked about Kovinds RSS background and reports that opposition Congress may also field a dalit candidate against NDAs pick. Read More »

Iran MoD hopes for peace on Eid al-Fitr

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The holiday marks the end of Ramadan , the Islamic holy month of fasting . Zonal Ruet-e-Hilal Committees are holding separate meetings in different parts of the country to help the Central Committee reach a decision. Fasting was one of the five pillars of Islam, along with charity, prayer, believing in one God, and for those able to, pilgrimage to Mecca, he said. Read More »

Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean'

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican Sen. A health insurance industry trade group says it's encouraged by provisions of the Senate GOP health care bill , but stopped short of voicing support. which may partly explain why many respondents were unaware of its effect". Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood , which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. Read More »

Rosenstein says he's seen no good cause to fire Mueller

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Speculation about whether Mueller would be removed was sparked on Monday after a friend of the president, Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, said during an interview on PBS NewsHour that he thought Trump is "considering perhaps terminating the special counsel". Read More »

Timeline of events surrounding MI airport stabbing

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He added that it was clear the Ftouhi had a 'hatred for the U.S'. Ftouhi, 49, referenced killings in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan and yelled " Allahu Akbar ", or "God is great", before attacking Neville, according to a statement issued by the U.S. Read More »

Police says victim of London mosque attack died of multiple injuries

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, who has been criticised for her response to a deadly fire in London last week, described Monday's incident as "sickening" and vowed to fight extremism in all its forms. "It is obviously sheer madness". He was pronounced dead at 1.04am. The assailant was also reportedly down on the ground as angry bystanders tried to punch and kick him, until the mosque's imam stepped in to stop further violence, before police arrived. Read More »

Democrats Dealt Major Blow in Special House Runoff Election in Georgia

Michael Bloomberg also thinks Trump will likely win a re-election considering the Democratic Party's performance during the 2016 election campaign. It might be Pelosi's fight for her political life. Debate has swirled among Democrats about what strategy to deploy: going all in with a nationwide anti-Trump agenda, or tailoring individual races to local economic issues in a bid to fix fraying connections between the Democratic Party and the common voter. Read More »

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; Turkish troops stay in Qatar

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During his news conference in Dubai, the minister didn't specify what additional measures could be implemented against Qatar , in addition to the already existing blockade, if Doha fails to institute their demands. "They need to disavow groups like the [Muslim] Brotherhood for the stability of the Middle East at large". "They are bullies", he added. Doha, for its part, strenuously denies accusations that it supports terrorism, describing the attempts to isolate it as "unjustified". Read More »

UK firefighters battle blaze at low-rise building in east London

One of the five buildings was later deemed to be safe enough for residents to return but four others remained out of bounds. In northwest London , Camden Council ordered residents at four buildings that are part of a tower block known as Chalcots Estate to leave some 600 apartments late Friday as a precaution after fire inspectors found problems with the blocks' fire doors and gas pipes. Read More »

LSU faces Oregon St. at 2 pm in CWS elimination game

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While fellow senior Nieporte closed his career with a home run, it was a more bitter end for Matt Henderson who was injured in the ninth inning of his final game. I had all the faith in my teammates. I got ahead of the hitters. "I hope people will let that go". OSU's plate discipline is a defining characteristic of its offense, so the Beavers looked out of sorts when their patience went unrewarded. Read More »

Stabenow Speaks Out Against GOP's Latest Health Care Bill

Peter Welch, who voted against a House-passed bill that would similarly roll back numerous Affordable Care Act components, said the Senate bill is even worse. Republicans unveiled a "discussion draft" of the Better Care Reconciliation Act on Thursday, the GOP replacement for former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Theresa May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain

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The EU has demanded the issue be cleared up early on in Brexit talks. Soros said Britain's eventual exit from the European Union would take at least five years to complete, during which the country would probably hold another election . If any of the leaders were happy with May's proposal, they wouldn't give her the satisfaction of saying it to her face. Populist, Euroskeptic politicians in Austria, the Netherlands and France failed to make the headway they had hoped for in recent ... Read More »

Latest Trump-backed Republican health care bill likely lacking votes to pass

Clinton wrote the strong words on Twitter as she retweeted a study by the Center for American Progress that said the health care bill now making its way through the Senate could lead to as many as 28,000 additional deaths in 2026. Menendez gave his remarks at the Newark Community Health Center , a federally-funded health clinic where over 60 percent of patients rely on Medicaid to fund treatment. Read More »

Bernie Sanders' Wife Lawyers Up in Face of Fraud Investigation

Carol Moore, who served as the final president of the college from 2014 until its closure in May 2016 , places blame for the bankruptcy squarely on Jane Sanders . The school's yearly budget was only $4 million, but she reportedly signed statements saying that it had been promised $2.6 million in donations that it would receive over the next four years, with an addition $5 million in potential donations. Read More »

PM Nawaz felicitates Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman

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The startling claim - which was not sourced, not even anonymously, came in an article in the semi-official Fars News Agency. With Saudi Arabia the world's biggest crude exporter, the younger Salman backed a policy that aimed to cripple USA shale drilling by driving down prices but created the current glut. Read More »

United Kingdom accepts EU's timetable for Brexit negotiations

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The UK is expected to take a more minimalist approach. 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 with the European Union ". UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said that the Brexit talks had gotten off to a "promising start" even though it has become obvious that Britain conceded to the EU's preferred order. Read More »

Philando Castile's family to Trump: "Make America Great Again" by getting justice

Castile's shooting was among a string of killings of blacks by police around the US, and the livestreaming of its aftermath by Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, attracted even more attention. Yanez's lawyers claimed Castile's judgment was impaired at the time of the shooting because he had been smoking marijuana all day. As crowds swelled into the thousands, protesters began marching through the streets, toward St. Read More »

Employees return to work at UPS warehouse in San Francisco

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A woman named Michelle, who did not want to provide her last name, was walking to work across the street from a UPS facility when she saw several UPS employees running down the street. May Vang, who works across the street from the facility, said that by 10 a.m. police and UPS workers were standing around outside. "I don't remember anything like this in California in recent history", he said. Read More »

Press for info on Senate health bill

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The Senate has not said when it will vote on its version of the bill. "And at the last minute they present it, they push it through and that is one sixth of the American economy and millions of people thrown off of health insurance". He added: "They have to, or it won't make no sense at all". "And we should probably go ahead and do it through 2019", Alexander continued..."The payments will help to avoid the real possibility that millions of Americans will literally have zero options for ... Read More »

Larson and McMurray make it 1-2 for Chip Ganassi at Sonoma

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Larson is on a hot streak and, including his sprint auto races , has four total wins in the past two weeks. "So, I spent a lot of time in Napa Valley", said Kyle Larson . "We were kind of lost past year". The road courses are always some of the most interesting because of the strategy and because of the aggressive racing once only reserved for the short tracks . Read More »

US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection

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In a statement , Mead said the bears would be "managed appropriately" and that hunting decisions would come after a public discussion. "Those states will individually decide if grizzly bear hunting will take place by sticking to some mortality limits, and that's any human-caused mortality, whether it's being hit by a truck or a management removal, or if the states do have a hunt, that mortality limit would apply". Read More »

Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

Varadkar, 38, was nominated as taoiseach (Prime Minister) after his predecessor Enda Kenny , who formally resigned on Monday, becoming the country's youngest leader. These rightward-leaning economic stances stand in contrast with Varadkar's generally liberal positions on abortion rights and other social issues - and they drew criticism from Varadkar's rival for his party's leadership , Simon Coveney. Read More »