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Iran says missile strike targeting ISIS was warning to US, Saudis

The attack on Sunday was the first missile launch by Iran outside its own territory in 30 years, since the Iran-Iraq war which ran from 1980 to 88, media in the Islamic republic reported . military officials with Central Command, or CENTCOM, said in public remarks. Russian Federation and Iran both support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's civil war. Read More »

Supreme Court To Hear Case That Could Set Seismic Precedent Against Gerrymandering

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a circuit court's ruling that declared Wisconsin's legislative maps unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that states can not gerrymander districts in an effort to reduce the influence of minority voters. The four more liberal justices, named to the court by Democrats, would have let the new line-drawing proceed even as the court considers the issue. Read More »

Gabe Vilardi selected 11th overall by Kings in NHL Draft

He also has a new team. Shero said the Devils determined Hischier was their guy in the final week to 10 days, opting for the so-called "Swiss McDavid" over Patrick for his upside and ability to make others better. "I can't describe it, but I'm so happy". NY got the No. 7 pick in a trade with Arizona and selected center Lias Andersson, whose father Niklas played in the league. Read More »

Is Trump's Bluff About Comey Tapes A Crime?

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. But that's not what Trump was saying to him, Comey said, explaining that he took the emphatic words as "a directive" from the nation's chief executive. Read More »

Trump reiterates "I didn't tape" James Comey

Yesterday, 42 days later, he finally did. Former FBI Director James Comey recently told senators during Congressional testimony that Trump never asked him about how to stop a future Russian election cyberattack. "To every veteran who is here with us today, I just want to say two very simple words: Thank you". Trump later acknowledged he took this step with the Russian Federation probe in mind. Read More »

IOS 11 Update Will Bring Camera Improvements To iPhone

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However, it is worth pointing out that iOS 9 had a similar feature back in 2015 - although that was only for temporarily deleting apps while upgrading to a new operating system. It took three years for Apple to launch this new device. The new OS also includes a number of other new features that will be helpful in the workplace, including an improved Siri with translation capabilities, cross-platform iMessage syncing, and an easier-to-access iPhone control center, among others. Read More »

Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands

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Nor have they identified a challenger. In over a decade leading House Democrats , into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. She said Democrats will have to put forth their "message". "I love the arena. I thrive on competition". Pelosi isn't in danger of losing the leadership perch she has long held, though she did fend off her toughest challenge ever last fall from Rep. Read More »

Five Republican senators now oppose health care bill as written

In his address, Trump went on to call for congressional Democrats to muster the political courage to support the measure, "instead of obstructing, always obstructing change". They could buy insurance with tax credits, based on income. "We have a few people that are - I think you could say modestly - they're not standing on the rooftops and screaming". Read More »

Dems Fired Up To Fire Pelosi?

Because Trump's victory was not overwhelming in Georgia , Democrats were hoping to convert the red state to blue and have a better chance at convincing anti-Trump Republicans to vote Democrat in the 2018 midterm elections, during which all 435 seats of the House of Representatives, including 33 or 34 seats of the Senate will be contested. Read More »

Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

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This strike marks the first time Iran has fired missiles as an act of war since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988. The comments are in line with statements from other Iranian politicians and military officials during the past several days, following Iran's missile strike on several key areas in Syria , a move Tehran claimed was in reaction to a recent ISIS-backed terror strike inside Iran. Read More »

Democrats' disputes simmer after special election losses

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The response from some: It better be. House minority leader Nancy Pelosi , a California Democrat, confronted her critics - both Republicans and Democrats - on Thursday after Democratic losses in Tuesday's House special elections brought new scrutiny to her leadership and fresh calls for her to step aside lest she drag down her party's candidates in the 2018 midterms. Read More »

Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul

He becomes the fifth GOP senator to say he will not back the bill as it is now written, and the first in Senate Republicans' so-called moderate wing. The CBO estimates that the House bill would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance but cut the federal deficit by $110 billion over 10 years. Read More »

Trump urges Democrats to get on board with health reform

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After hospital, doctors and advocacy groups lambasted the proposal released Thursday, the health insurance industry's main Washington lobby said it's concerned about its impact on states' finances and low-income Americans. "The protections around pre-existing conditions are still in place in the Senate bill , but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions ", says Pearson. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

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She said she's focusing on senators who previously said they didn't want to cut Medicaid . Montana nursing homes face even bleaker prospects under the Senate and House health care bills. On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. Read More »

Yuvraj, Dhoni mentoring Indian team, says batting coach Bangar

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But leakage of communication exchanged between playing team members, coach and support staff is now being traced to officials and officers of the BCCI . Ultimately, this is just a story of two individuals that weren't on the same page, and had different visions for how they wanted the team to be run. Read More »

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

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In most states , the redistricting process is controlled by the state legislature and the governor, which is why state elections at the beginning of each decade are so important. Republicans can argue that rigging the maps is legal, but anyone who believes in a truly representative democracy knows it is not right. The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering, but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

The speech by Dr. Tom Price, the USA secretary of Health and Human Services, came two days after a select group of Republicans in the Senate released a bill that would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's requirement for most people to buy health insurance or pay a fine, significantly roll back the expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor (called Medi-Cal in California) and end the increased taxes on affluent Americans that have underwritten much of Obamacare's spending. Read More »

After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

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As unpopular as Trump gets, Republican strategists are oddly confident that he, and not Ryan, will remain the star of attack ads - giving them a shot at telling voters the choice is really between Ryan and Pelosi for speaker. None of that suggests that Pelosi faces an immediate challenge to her leadership. "I don't think members of our party should pick up the line of the Republicans ", she said. Read More »

Super Srikanth lifts Australian Open Super Series

It was Srikanth's fourth Super Series title and second successive. Srikanth will play the victor of the second quarter-final match between Shi Yuqi of China and Denmark's Hans-Kristian Vittinghus. After his fabulous show in Jakarta and Sydney , Srikanth dedicated his win to the coaches and support staff including coaches Mulyo, national coach Pullela Gopichand, fellow players and the staff at the Gopichand Academy. Read More »

Russia launches six cruise missiles at Islamic State installations in Syria

Moreover, after the Russian Defense Ministry warned of radar tracking of aerial targets in Syria, the worldwide coalition suspended flights to the west of the Euphrates, except for Raqqa. The U.S. can either force them to withdraw, or call off its mission. This all carries the very real risk of escalation. In the north, Iranian-backed efforts are less obvious. Read More »

Modi-Trump US Meet: Discussion over partnership, counterterrorism

White House aides focused on something even more Trumpian. Referring to Modi's remarks during the radio programme that the "more we promote sports, the more we see the spirit of sportsmanship", he sought to know what kind of "sportsman spirit" it was to charge those who praised Pakistan's performance in ICC Champions Trophy final held last week. Read More »

Pentagon: US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat Islamic State

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The administration has not explained how it plans to tackle the inevitable Iranian obstacle on the US advance into eastern Syria , so Iran can not reliably gauge the scope and intensity of USA commitment to this race. The tortured result of a series of horrific wars over decades, it doesn't just situate Israel in the west and Syria in the east. Israel's portion is largely made up of the Golan Heights, a mostly agrarian plateau that Israel captured from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967. Read More »

On Korean War anniversary, South urges North to end weapons development

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They also demanded the US stop enforcing the deployment. But, on the Japanese side, the phone is also used for other lines. Let's talk about how to solve the Korean issue peacefully. It is increasingly clear that North Korea is driving toward a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which could strike the US homeland. Read More »

Russia Warships And Submarine Fire Cruise Missiles At Syria

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Escalation itself is not necessarily undesirable, but the Trump administration has not presented a clear case for it, and neither friend nor foe seem to know whether it has adopted it. "The negotiation process has begun, there is no decision yet", he was quoted as saying. The two countries have noted with growing concern the renewed strength of the Assad regime in southern Syria, particularly in regards to the role played by Iran. Read More »

Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

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It was "a flop", said Yaari. The minister also said Syrian government relies on the support of its brother states in the region in fight against terrorism and added the terrorists are seeking to change the region through contributing to ethnic divisions but their efforts are doomed to failure. Read More »

Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

Part of the Obama law was an offer to the states: If they would expand Medicaid, a joint federal-state insurance program for low-income people, to able-bodied adults without children at home, the federal government would pick up the entire tab in the initial years. Read More »

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 »