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Trump administration sends conflicting signals on Russian Federation sanctions

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The alliance has deployed some 4,000 troops and military hardware in the three Baltic states and Poland to counter Russia's presence in the Baltic Sea region. He also affirmed the US commitment to Article 5, the right to collective defense that sees an attack on one as an attack on all. He said he was sure that dialog with Russian Federation is possible in the future. Read More »

McCain Goes Rogue on Repeal and Replace

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But more moderate Republicans oppose those measures, and as last week shows, the slim majority for the GOP is hard for party leaders to overcome. Gene Anderson, 81 - a Trump voter living in a retirement community in Zionsville, Indiana - said the president should "refocus on some stability in his administration and some demonstration of being able to work together with Democrats in Congress". Read More »

All you need to know about Abu Dujana

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The presence of terrorists in the village was suspected, the security forces circled the area late, the previous night. As per official records, Abu Dujana infiltrated into the Kashmir valley in 2010 and was sent under the command of Abu Qasim . Read More »

La communauté internationale réagit à l'arrestation de deux opposants — Venezuela

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Quelque 545 membres sur 6 120 candidats ont donc été choisis dans un contexte violent. La participation à l'élection de dimanche est une donnée-clef. Avec sa Constituante, Nicolas Maduro s'est mis à dos les Etats-Unis, qui importent 800.000 barils de brut sur les 1,9 million produits chaque jour au Venezuela, ainsi que plusieurs pays d'Amérique latine et d'Europe. Read More »

Cardinal says Venezuela must take blame for 10 election-related deaths

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Maduro called the vote for a constitutional assembly in May after a month of protests against his government, which has overseen Venezuela's descent into a devastating crisis during its four years in power. "We won't accept an illegit govt". "That became a rallying cry for the government ever since", he said. The US Treasury Department has announced that it is sanctioning Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, describing the Constituent Assembly elections held in the country on Sunday ... Read More »

Putin's order to expel 755 Russian diplomats will affect mostly Russians

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State Department deemed it "a regrettable and uncalled for act". The bill put U.S. President Donald Trump in a dilemma, but he has indicated he will sign the sanctions bill into law, which represents a sharp downturn in U.S. diplomats who will be sent back is likely to be very small. His move came three days after the U.S. Senate passed a sanctions Bill targeting Moscow and allies. Read More »

Overton's 400 DFS Picks and More — Fantasy NASCAR

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When he came back down pit road for the pass-thru penalty, his team serviced the auto - which is not allowed - and was hit with another penalty. Almirola missed two months of the season with a fractured vertebra suffered in a race at Kansas . Read More »

National Night Out Events Held Tonight

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It is an event created to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and generate support for, and participation in, anti-crime programs. In Joplin, it will be at Cunningham Park. From 5-7 p.m., the Boys and Girls Club will celebrate with a community block party. "We really want to build bridges between police and community and make our neighborhoods safe", said Crutchman. Read More »

Trump Twitter Saturday: GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care

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What Republicans hopefully learned last Friday, after its last-ditch effort to repeal ObamaCare failed in the Senate, is that just being opposed to policy isn't enough. President Trump and the GOP have promised to deliver a better solution. "Now, they can fix that, but only if they get their act together and pass pro-growth tax reform and take another stab at..." They take 60 votes to end. Read More »

Trump threatens health insurance benefits for lawmakers

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But without a score from the Congressional Budget Office and no sign of buy-in from the Republican defectors who tanked the other repeal bills, the still-unwritten bill appears headed for the same fate as its predecessors. Even though his new communication director's main message on the last day of debate was that Trump's (now former) chief of staff was a leaker. And 43 percent said they support requiring USA residents to own health insurance, an increase from 36 percent in 2012. Read More »

Scaramucci Whacking Shows There's A New Sheriff in Town

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Kelly decided that the flamboyant Scaramucci added to the sense of chaos permeating the White House, especially in recent weeks. Caught in the feud, Priebus confirmed his resignation after Trump announced Kelly's appointment on Friday as the former Republican National Committee chair reportedly had already lost Trump's confidence in his ability to keep the White House in order and push forward the GOP legislative agenda. Read More »

Apple removes VPN services from Chinese app store

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Meanwhile, Apple confirmed on Sunday that it had removed the apps from its store because they did no comply with local laws, including that VPN services in China must be based inside the country and sanctioned by the government. But now some of those policies are affecting Apple , one of the few remaining USA tech giants with a presence in the country - and the issue is raising questions about Apple's moral standing around the world. Read More »

Senators must deliver on healthcare bill

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But we won't hold our breath. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) leaves the Senate Chamber after a vote on a stripped-down, or 'Skinny Repeal , ' version of Obamacare reform on July 28, in Washington , D.C. "Why should Congress not be paying what public pays", Trump tweeted over the weekend. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused the president of "playing politics with people's lives and health care". Read More »

Experts offer advice for viewing total solar eclipse

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Omar Punjabi, with Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates. Special glasses - or indirect techniques to view the sun - are needed to look at the sun safely during a partial eclipse. This is the first total eclipse to cross the entire United States since 1918. So isn't it logical that scammers and other less-than-forthright individuals will try to make a quick buck by selling counterfeit solar eclipse-viewing glasses? NASA has provided an interactive map with the path of totality ... Read More »

Trump's ban on transgender people in military contradicts his campaign message

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It is inaccurate to say that it was discussed in the Oval Office with the president", he said. John McCain , R-Ariz., piled on, suggesting the White House acknowledges the actions were a "mistake". The (president's) statement was unclear. After citing a series of biblical texts which spoke of people being created in the image and likeness of God, "the inherent sanctity, dignity and equality of every person", Bishop Curry said: "In the Episcopal Church we promise in Holy Baptism to 'respect ... Read More »

Thousands rally in Istanbul against Israel's Al Aqsa measures

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However, at least 100 Palestinian worshipers were detained from Al-Aqsa on Thursday night, just hours after the compound was fully reopened after almost two weeks of restrictions. The reversal, by the Israeli government, of a decision to install metal detectors at al-Aqsa is to be welcomed. A fatal attack on 14 July 2017 at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound and the ensuing crisis between Israel and the Palestinians highlights the ongoing challenge of securing holy places in deeply ... Read More »

Russian Federation sanctions bill heads to Trump's desk

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The moves mark a further degradation of the already troubled U.S. Trump is also under intense pressure to sign the bill due to ongoing investigations by Congress and special prosecutor Robert Mueller into possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russian Federation. Read More »

Watch As John McCain Saves Thousands of American Lives

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Senate Republicans came out 20 hours of debate with a stunning failure in their efforts to overhaul the United States healthcare system, leaving President Donald Trump's agenda in tatters and the party with few clear options moving forward on healthcare. Read More »

Dodgers ride young stars Seager, Bellinger to another win over Giants

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Los Angeles also came up empty after loading the bases in the eighth on three walks by reliever Hunter Strickland, as Austin Barnes to fly out to right fielder Hunter Pence to end the threat. Leake faces a good Diamondbacks lineup, but they are nowhere near as good on the road as they are at home. For more FREE picks and analysis head over to our Free Picks page on Covers Experts . Read More »

Tensions Rise as Russia Retaliates Against New Sanctions Bill

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Congressman Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer have urged the Senate to pass the legislation without delay. Close US ally Germany has already indicated that it opposes anti-Russia sanctions, believing them to serve US industrial policies alone. Russia's action Friday mirrored the Obama administration's response to Russia's cyberattack on the Democratic Party and interference in the 2016 presidential election . Read More »

Senate Democrats After The Collapse Of Trumpcare: Back To Work

The setback leaves Trump without a major legislative win after more than six months in power, despite Republicans controlling the White House, Senate and House. An equal or larger amount of credit ought to go to Ms. Collins and Ms. Murkowski, who stood firm despite huge political pressure and, in Ms. Murkowski's case, shameful threats by the Trump administration. Read More »

Trump Threatens to End Insurance Payments if No Healthcare Bill

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New Hampshire's Democratic congressional delegation and the governor called on both parties to fix the Affordable Care Act , after the dramatic rejection early Friday of a Republican proposal. In 2016, they took the White House. We will then, through Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and further legislation, strengthen the private markets for health insurance to drive down costs and make affordable insurance available for all. Read More »

Another Voice: Ban on transgender military is disrespectful

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Locally, OutCenter executive director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM News this sort of rhetoric from the White House is risky because transgender people are "supremely at risk" when this stuff happens. "We have been openly serving for the past year". Trump's decision would revoke a policy approved by the U.S. Department of Defense under President Obama, which allowed transgender individuals to serve in the military. Read More »

Venezuela: Ban on protests lays groundwork for mass human rights violations

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At least nine deaths have been reported since Friday, bringing the death toll over the last four months of protests to more than 120. Maduro, who took over from charismatic President Chavez in 2013, maintains that resurrecting the constituent assembly - a group of 181 people directly chosen by the government, plus 364 directly-elected - is the best way to safeguard "the peace of the country". Read More »

Upset about failed ObamaCare votes, Trump calls on changes from Senate Republicans

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So the question is, what's next in Washington , D.C? McCain rushed back to Capitol Hill to vote earlier this week after being diagnosed with brain cancer . Chuck Todd, host of NBC's "Meet the Press" told KTAR News 92.3 FM's Arizona's Morning News on Friday that "at the end of the day, McCain chose the institution over doing any favor for his party". Read More »

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to be elected as interim PM of Pakistan

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A day earlier, the relevant authorities started putting down the pictures of the former prime ministers at Jinnah International Airport, Allama Iqbal International Airport and Benazir International Airport. The Panama Papers leak sparked mass protests in Pakistan and calls from opposition political groups for a panel to investigate Sharif and his children over their alleged offshore accounts. Read More »

Ex-Navy doc vows free surgery for transgender military patients

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That bill was loaded with items Trump wanted, most famously a down-payment on his long-ballyhooed border wall between the United States and Mexico. She emailed us her reaction to the controversy by saying, "I was definitely shocked". Beyond the immediate issues at hand, the ban on trans military personnel underscores at least two problems for the the president and the Republican Party. Read More »

Donald Trump threatens to end insurance payments if healthcare bill fails

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Hours after the U.S. Senate defeated an overhaul of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Arkansas health professionals urged elected officials to focus on finding solutions. If Trump cut off the payments, what would insurers do? The main objection to skinny repeal was the damage it was expected do to the individual insurance market . Read More »

Trump's New Chief of Staff: Women in Combat Would 'Lower Standards'

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White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon may also be falling out of Trump's graces, as Scaramucci openly criticized him of trying to make a name for himself and diverting from the president's agenda. "Ultimately, the problem isn't with the chief of staff, the problem is with the president - he does not have a disciplined style". Priebus refused to even mention Scaramucci, only to praise his former boss, President Donald Trump, as "decent" and 'incredibly hard-working'. Read More »

Nitish expands Cabinet, Sushil Modi gets Finance, IT

Shouting slogans and carrying placards, the RJD legislators stood at the main entrance of the assembly, protesting against Nitish Kumar . Besides Bijendra Prasad Yadav, a minister in all Nitish Cabinets since he first led an NDA government in 2005, some of the prominent JD (U) leaders retained are Sharavan Kumar, Jai Kumar Singh, Rajiv Ranjan Singh and Santosh Kumar Nirala. Read More »

President Trump tweets John Kelly as new Chief of Staff

Scaramucci created a White House spectacle Thursday following his Wednesday night tweet accusing someone of leaking a financial disclosure document that is publicly available. He added that he agreed the White House might well benefit from "a reset", and he said, "I'm always going to be a Trump fan". "Reince is doing a fantastic job at the White House". Read More »

McCain 'No' Vote Sends GOP Back to Square One

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Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Buoyed by a signal from House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a pared-down health care bill late Thursday that he hoped would keep alive Republican ambitions to repeal Obamacare . Read More »