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Gay marriage vote set to go postal

If the legislation fails to pass the Senate, a voluntary postal vote which would give Australians the option to vote for or against same sex marriage , would likely be the next step. NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby convenor Lauren Foy said there was "a solid bill" ready to go - the one drafted by Liberal senator Dean Smith based on last year's cross-party-endorsed Senate inquiry. Read More »

Microsoft is changing the look of Xbox One again

Furthermore, it is only compatible with Windows 10 devices like laptops and tablets that have USB 2.0 or 3.0 support. The aforementioned Home, Community and Guide updates launch today for Xbox Insiders . If you're anxious about waiting for an Xbox One X , there really is no downside to grabbing an Xbox One S and getting a head start on your gaming. Read More »

Social media responds to Mbete's decision on no-confidence vote

The ANC - once all-powerful as heir of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle - has lost popularity under Zuma, underscored by its worst electoral showing in over two decades of power in local elections a year ago. The no-confidence vote was proposed by the main opposition Democratic Alliance in April after Zuma fired respected finance minister Pravin Gordhan, prompting two ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa's credit rating to junk. Read More »

President Trump lashes out at senator from CT

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Trump's lack of military service is not unique in the White House . During an interview with Howard Stern, Trump once called his sexual conquests while avoiding sexually transmitted diseases his own "personal Vietnam ". Blumenthal said Monday on CNN's "New Day" that he was "concerned" the president is "weaponizing...laws" after the crackdown of leaks was announced. Read More »

Ahmed Patel woos his flock ahead of today's Rajya Sabha elections

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Rajput is pitted against Ahmed Patel of the Congress and Shankersinh Vaghela's stance will decide who wins. Their family members will visit the resort for the Raksha Bandhan festival on Monday. These MLAs have now returned to Gujarat . For the third Rajya Sabha seat, the contest is between Ahmed Patel and Balwant Singh Rajput, a former Congress MLA who has switched over to BJP. Read More »

Surveillance drone to fly at Trump golf course during visit

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Supreme Court pick, economic enthusiasm, deregulation & so much more have driven the Trump base even closer together". By Gore's count, those were the second and third vacations of Obama's presidency, counting a four-day trip to the family's home in Chicago for Valentine's Day. Read More »

Trump and Moon vow to keep the pressure on Pyongyang

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South Korea staged what military officials called a "routine" exercise near its contentious western border with North Korea, with Seoul's marines using K9 self-propelled howitzers to fire more than 200 artillery rounds and launching a Spike surface-to-surface missile. Read More »

Harrington: Trump Agenda Is What Republicans Have Been Backing for Years

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And I came here to help. "Tomorrow, I will change my registration to Republican ". "If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILOUTS for Insurance Companies.will end very soon!" said one of Trump's Twitter messages. He did not mention the House of Delegates by title, but there are 36 Democrats in that chamber. "He's got real ideas", Justice said. McCain hasn't been shy about criticizing the president and has broken ranks with Trump as well as fellow Republicans on key issues. Read More »

Senate Republicans quietly wave the white flag on Obamacare repeal

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At the national level, well, we've yet to see just how bad it's going to get. It was conceived of by Democrats and built seven years ago without the support of a single Republican in Congress. "And in the end McCain lived up to his speech and cast the most important vote of his career". Cooler heads may counsel the White House to put off that confrontation until later. Read More »

ASEAN fails to reach consensus on S. China Sea

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We can not do one and neglect the other. Also speaking to reporters, Mr Wang said the meeting went "very well". Duterte made a state visit to China a year ago, and also threatened to sever security cooperation with Beijing's traditional rival, the United States. Read More »

Everyone Is Losing Their Minds Over Tonight's 'Game Of Thrones' Ending

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A censored version of " Game Of Thrones' also airs on Star World Premiere". And you guessed it! In fact, Time gave the series that exact title in 2016. "Bend the knee or refuse and die' Kind of hypocritical eh?" But " Battle of the Bastards " from Season 6 ( Episode 9) was also one of the best episodes we've seen, too. Read More »

Russian Federation tells U.S. 'it's ready to normalise dialogue'

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According to Lavrov, Tillerson had asked him during the meeting on what measures the Kremlin intends to take in response to new economic sanctions imposed on them by the USA government. Tillerson made the comments in a meeting with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov saying he sees Moscow's relations pragmatically and believed problems could be addressed. Read More »

Another chance of storms today

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Hail and wind are the main threat but a tornado or two can't be ruled out either. SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with rain arriving late. Aside from the chance of some patchy fog to start the day tomorrow will be lovely and more seasonal. Read More »

Flake: GOP should have stood up to birtherism, 'lock her up' chants

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Trump is a populist and not a conservative, but he was sold on the idea that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a staunch conservative would be a good vice president, despite Trump's gut that told him that he needed Gov. Trump has threatened to cut off subsidies to insurers, which would trigger increases in insurance costs for low-income people as well as many others who have bought plans on the insurance market under Obamacare. Read More »

Philippines supports new United Nations sanctions on N. Korea

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Russia's defense ministry's data, however, indicated that both launches were that of an intermediate-range ballistic missile. Under a longstanding bilateral missile guidelines agreement, the US had imposed limits on South Korea's missile program to encourage the North to do the same. Read More »

Time to improve the ACA, not bash it

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Obamacare contained cost-reduction provisions to lower the deductibles and out-of-pocket costs paid by certain Americans making up to 1.5 times the federal poverty level (FPL)-specifically, those who buy a mid-level "Silver" plan. "We've got to do this". That's what good bipartisan hearings do. What Trump is referring to is what are called "cost-sharing reduction payments". Read More »

Haryana offers free travel facility to women and girls on Raksha Bandhan

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Raksha Bandhan 2017 Celebration has started in various parts of India and Nepal. However, compulsory celebration of Raksha Bandhan in some schools has definitely created some amusing moments for young girls and boys. Happy Rakhi Images 2017, Rakhi Quotes Wishes for Sister and Brother sayings on August 7th. Sharing his experience he says, "Some of my friends wrote a letter to a girl". Read More »

Coup attempt in Venezuela

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But hooded protesters were dispelled with tear gas, and the rest of the nation of 30 million people appeared mostly calm. Citing Control Ciudadano, our correspondent said: "What's unusual about this man who speaks in the video, who says he's a captain in the army, is that he was wanted by the government in 2014, also for trying to organise some sort of insurrection". Read More »

South Korean president requests call with Trump

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Ri and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-Wha shook hands in their brief encounter at a gala dinner on Sunday ahead of the ASEAN Regional Forum meetings. The influential Global Times, published by the People's Daily, said in an editorial that the U.S. needed to curb its "moral arrogance over North Korea". Read More »

Democrats start to win state races in Trump districts

However, doing so could potentially create chaos in the health care market. "They're grateful for the rollback of what we all considered onerous regulations against industry; onerous overreach by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)", Heitkamp said of the regulations then-President Barack Obama imposed before leaving office, which Trump and Congress nullified. Read More »

Neymar: No Lack Of Respect Towards Barca

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When most people think of PSG, they think of the humiliating 6-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions league quarterfinals to lose 6-5 on aggregate. Go ahead and fill in the punchline for moving from one top heavy league to another. "I'm your fan and will always admire you". "It is with immense joy and pride that we welcome Neymar to PSG", he said. Read More »

Sri Lanka totter under India's run mountain in Colombo

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Umesh also bagged a wicket. Shortly after India's 304-run win over Sri Lanka in Galle , Rohit had posted a photo on Twitter where he was seen playing Federation Internationale de Football Association with Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddhiman Saha and two others. Read More »

US Sanctions on Russia 'Full-Fledged Economic War,' Trump 'Utterly Powerless — Medvedev

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The President also offered a political argument for why the Russia story was "a total fabrication" on a day of dizzying revelations about the probe. He has admitted that he fired former FBI Director James Comey because of the Russian investigation. In the same study, 48 percent of respondents said they expected the new restrictions to cause no changes in Russia's policies or its relations with foreign nations. Read More »

BLS: Unemployment Remains Almost Unchanged at 4.3 Percent In July

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The job gains were roughly in line with the average pace of increases over the past few years of the recovery. The national unemployment rate remained a steady 4.3 percent. The unemployment rate rose a tick from 4.3 to 4.4 percent, largely because the labor force grew by 361,000; the labor force participation rate also rose a tick to 62.8 percent. Read More »

To China's Latest Warning On Border Row, India Sticks To Diplomacy

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He has said it was a matter of concern that China has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan . "The Indian border troops still illegally stay on the Chinese territory". According to the former NSA and foreign secretary, Shivshankar Menon, much of the talk on the boundary question has already been settled with China, especially that concerning the tri-junction area, and the framework is ready. Read More »

Showers, Storm Chances In State Forecast For Next 24 Hours

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Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. The high will be 87, after a morning low of 70. Some higher elevations might even see the low 50s! Monday-Wednesday: Mix of Sun and Clouds. Showers are likely after that. The result will be continuation of below normal temps for the weekend after today's highs in the lower 90s. Sunday is definitely the pick of the weekend weather-wise. Read More »

Health care: Doing nothing is bad policy, politics

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Cassidy and Sens. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have proposed converting the $110 billion they estimate Obama's law spends yearly for health insurance into broad grants to states. Trump is showing Congress - and the media - that he is willing to incur the political cost of letting Obamacare crash. The recent health care debacle - namely, Republicans' failure to repeal or replace ObamaCare - is proof. Read More »

Trump threatens to end healthcare payments if Obamacare is not repealed

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For example, BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona this week announced a 7.2 percent average hike for 2018. Those increases also come with an increased cost for subsidies. Ruling in their favor in May 2016, U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer in Washington barred the government from paying the subsidies without an appropriation but put her decision on hold for an anticipated Obama administration appeal. Read More »

We can level India Test series

Earlier, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and he made a decision to bat first. India recalled Rahul in place of Abhinav Mukund . Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has heaped praise on Cheteshwar Pujara for the kind of form he is showing in Sri Lanka . Read More »

Get ready, Apple fans - iPhone 8 will be here in September

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The iPhone 8 will most likely sport a lighting port and there will be no switch to USB Type-C. The leaked HomePod firmware code suggests Apple's " iPhone 8" will integrate facial recognition into the Apple Pay process. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen. Forbes reported on the L-shaped battery and claims that iPhone 8 will come with improved battery life. Read More »

LG V30 will integrate A Full Vision OLED Display

All of it will be filled up by the display of course, which LG confirmed will be 6-inches this time. "The LG V30 won't be using just any old OLED screen", notes SlashGear. It only took a few hours for device render creators to work with last night's announcement from LG and put together really clean mock-ups of the V30. Read More »