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GOP 'Shell-Shocked' Trump Sided With Dems on Debt


Meanwhile, the House Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a $7.85 billion aid package for Hurricane Harvey victims with broad bipartisan support. We have a lot to discuss. SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER , R-Tenn.: This hearing is about taking one small step, a small step on a big issue which has been locked in partisan stalemate for seven years: health insurance. Read More »

Tax reform plan benefits only richest Americans


Members of Congress from both parties called for stricter sanctions against North Korea, and said the United States should seek to work closely with allies like South Korea, push China to do more and see action at the United Nations. It is true that the GOP tax proposal would actually lower the U.S.'s corporate tax burden, putting it in line with those of other OECD nations. "We want our companies to hire and grow in America", Mr. Read More »

I'll 'revisit' DACA if Congress can't fix in 6 months


President Donald Trump's decision winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals , or DACA, program met with a swift response in Lexington. The government also argued that legal challenges by a number of states made DACA and a 2014 sister program, DAPA, untenable. Nonetheless, Little said she is supportive of helping the DACA grantees. Read More »

Donald and Melania Trump make appearances in flood-swamped Houston


A week after Texas was slammed by Hurricane Harvey , this region was still engulfed in crisis on Saturday, with tired residents of Houston searching for ways to fix swamped homes and salvage possessions and with thousands of others, to the east, stranded by rising waters and still without dry shelter. Read More »

Graham wants Congress to save 'Dreamers' after DACA


The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday it's Congress' job to pass immigration law. Almost 800,000 immigrants who were brought illegally to the children are protected under the Obama-era program. President Ronald Reagan acted so in 1986 when he and Congress granted 2.7 million unauthorized immigrants permanent US residence through the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Read More »

Apple CEO defends 'dreamers' as Trump weighs young immigrants' fate


Numerous people involved in the program came to the young children and have no connections to their home country. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., about any decision that could do away with the program. Kim noted that Trump has actually spoken favorably of DACA recipients, also called Dreamers, but has not yet lived up to any promise of supporting them. Read More »

White House: Now is Not the Time for Talks with N. Korea


With a new sanctions package under worldwide consideration following North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test last week, analysts say China still appears reluctant to support an oil cutoff, a measure that could trigger destabilization of the Kim Jong Un regime. Read More »

US seeks Kim Jong-un asset freeze — North Korea crisis

The proposed resolution identifies nine cargo vessels that have carried out activities for North Korea prohibited by previous U.N. sanctions resolutions and would subject them to inspection by government warships, vessels or aircraft. "We don't want it now". Sanctions so far appear to have done little to stop North Korea from boosting its nuclear and missile capacity as it faces off with Trump, who has vowed to stop Pyongyang from being able to hit the U.S. Read More »

China must get serious about Korea

Sunday, North Korea ratcheted up tensions when it claimed to have successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb in an underground test. Han Tae Song, ambassador of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations in Geneva, was addressing the U.N. Read More »

AP PHOTOS: Searching for survivors in Harvey-swamped homes


The rainfall in Texas set a new record for the continental US, the National Weather Service said on Tuesday. UPDATE with Astros returning Saturday: The NFL today canceled Thursday's preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans , with the priority in south Texas still the unprecedented flooding following Hurricane Harvey . Read More »

Air quality, issues for people with asthma


If you think that's bad, keep in mind the DEQ issued purple, or very unhealthy , air quality alerts Tuesday in Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis and Nez Perce counties. Colby Adams, an official with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, said. When visibility is reduced to less than five miles, sensitive groups should limit activity. Read More »

Russia does not recognize North Korea's nuclear status


South Korea said it fired several ballistic missiles Monday to simulate an attack on the North's nuclear test site, followed Tuesday by major live-fire maritime drills. "It's hard to talk to people who confuse Austria with Australia", Putin said, in a dig at US officials. North Korea has already shown its ICBMs could threaten the U.S. Read More »

ASUN to introduce bills supporting National Day of Service, DACA


Jeneane Beck, the UI assistant vice president for External Relations, said in an email Harreld has previously shared his position on DACA by signing onto a statement from Pomona College in California. Students will continue to be enrolled without regard to their immigration status, according to the statement . "In a world full of ambiguities, there is no ambiguity for me about the importance of continuing DACA", wrote University of Oregon President Michael Schill in a message to the ... Read More »

Winds at 185 miles per hour, Irma stays on course


The southern half of Florida is now in the "cone of concern" for Hurricane Irma . It is not certain where the center of circulation will make DIRECT landfall at this point. Many residents of the Florida Keys didn't wait until Wednesday as they headed out of the region Tuesday evening. Tourists in the area were evacuated on Tuesday before the hurricane arrived. Read More »

WhatsApp Launches New Business Accounts


It is aimed to replace the traditional SMS service and make it easier for businesses and its customers to interact with one another. While this doesn't necessarily mean that ads definitely aren't coming to WhatsApp anytime soon, the company has previously labelled adverts as "the disruption of aesthetics, the insults to your intelligence and the interruption of your train of thought". Read More »

Trump 'not my bride, and I'm not his groom': Putin

The meeting, held on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok , comes two days after the two leaders held a telephone conversation about North Korea's latest nuclear test . China has been considering closing a customs post along the border with North Korea, according to the Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that says it gathers information from informants inside the isolated nation. Read More »

President Trump visits Houston, distributes supply for Harvey survivors


His visit on Saturday is expected to be markedly different. President Donald Trump visited the Houston area on Saturday. Colonial Pipeline expects on Monday to reopen a segment of its system to transport distillates from Houston to Hebert, Texas , the company said on Sunday, and the line would be ready to move gasoline on Tuesday. Read More »

Putin Warns Against 'Military Hysteria' Over North Korea


That is pre-condition North Korea has consistently balked at, and Russian Federation still appears to have its back. Putin said further sanctions would be ineffective and advocated peaceful dialogue as the only solution to the conflict. Ms Kang told parliament that her nation is working with the United States for the "strongest" measures against North Korea. China has consistently called for an easing of tensions and has backed Russia's calls for talks. Read More »

Smriti Irani condemns killing of Gauri Lankesh


Lankesh edited a weekly newspaper called Gauri Lankesh Patrike and was known as fearless and outspoken journalist who was seen as critical of right wingers and Hindu nationalists. In a report published previous year, the Committee to Protect Journalists said that 27 journalists had been killed "with complete impunity" in India since 1992. Read More »

Federer wins in 3 sets to reach US Open quarters


The 2009 champion at Flushing Meadows had a fever and thought about quitting while dropping the opening two sets with little resistance against No. 6-seeded Dominic Thiem in the fourth round Monday. The next three games went with the server and with Thiem ahead in the set, he was then left to serve for the match at 5-3. Against del Potro, he's an impressive 16-5 . Read More »

Storm Harvey strikes again


Remember when Obama wore the tan suit? Harvey was the biggest rainstorm in US mainland history, causing extreme flooding as it made its way over coastal Texas cities. Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall again in the US state of Louisiana after hovering in the Gulf of Mexico. "There are still many rescues in the region, but with regards to the city of Houston, we are starting to move into the recovery phase with the number of rescues being dramatically down", he told CNN . Read More »

Anger as Trump ends amnesty for 800000 young immigrants


Senator Chuck Schumer said most Americans know how heartless this DACA decision is, ripping apart families and telling people who worked so hard to become Americans for years that they now have to leave the country. "We will ask our Congressional delegation to move quickly to take action to provide protection for our undocumented students and give them a path to permanent residency and eventually citizenship". Read More »

China, Russia urge talks with North Korea at United Nations


While an oil embargo is seen one of the most effective of all sanctions against the reclusive regime, it is not an easy one to be implemented, experts noted, since it would have to involve China and Russia. "Enough is enough", she said, urging stringent international action against the "rogue regime". In response to the latest tests, the South Korean Navy announced Tuesday it conducted live-fire drills off the east coast of the Korean Peninsula to check its "immediate operational ... Read More »

"This is something Congress has to fix" — Ryan on DACA


Reuters also reported , citing sources , that the president is expected to rescind the program. DACA is a program that protects children of undocumented immigrants , who were brought to the United States before they were old enough to make their own decisions. Read More »

France Says North Korea Close to Long-Range Missile Capability


This test marks the second time that a SM-6 missile has successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile target, officials said . "We see a North Korea whose objective is to have missiles capable of transporting a nuclear weapon tomorrow", Le Drian told RTL radio. Read More »

North Korea Says It Has Developed Hydrogen Bomb to Suit ICBM


Today the state-run Korean Central News Agency released photos of Kim Jong Un inspecting what his government described as a hydrogen bomb that could be attached to a missile capable of reaching the mainland United States. With each launch, experts say Pyongyang can further refine and flawless its missile technology. July 8, 2016: US and South Korea announce plans to deploy an advanced missile defence system - THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense). Read More »

Theresa May threatens more sanctions against North Korea

Tokyo planned to enhance efforts with Washington to persuade China and Russian Federation to change their positions against an envisaged oil embargo with a new UN Security Council resolution, Japan's Jiji news agency reported yesterday, citing informed sources. Read More »

White House Works on Disaster Relief


An estimated 6,000 vehicles came through a distribution point Friday, and the city hopes to set up additional distribution points Saturday. While the Neches River is expected to crest Saturday, the main water pump on the river has been knocked out of commission, leaving the city without clean water . Read More »

Trump administration asks Congress for $7.85bln in hurricane Harvey relief funds

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Houston on Saturday, where he's expected to meet with Harvey survivors after being criticized for not doing so while in Corpus Christi and Austin on Tuesday. "The president and First Lady will be back here [in Texas] on Saturday out with the families", Vice President Mike Pence told ABC News in an interview Thursday in Rockport, Texas. Read More »

Remnants of Harvey move through Midstate tonight and Saturday


Overnight, skies should clear and lows will be in the lower 60's. An upper ridge building from the east Saturday will result in highs in the upper 80s to low 90s across eastern Colorado through the holiday Monday . Any sun would be welcome, but it won't help to warm up temperatures too much, with highs in the cool upper 50s to low-mid 60s across the state. Labor Day , the weather is expected to cooperate with any outdoor plans you may have. Read More »