• Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states
Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Rand Paul . He told NBC's "Today" show , in its current form, the Senate bill could aggravate the problem of healthy people going without insurance and driving up costs for everyone else. The Senate bill released Thursday called for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House. Sen. Rob Portman ...

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  • Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill
Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

GOP Senate leaders were eager for a seal of approval from Trump , who had urged them to produce a bill more "generous" than the House's. "We're open to negotiation, but we want the bill to look more like a repeal", said Sen. Chris Christie. It takes hundreds of billions of dollars now allocated to care for the working poor, women , child...

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  • Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting
Annual US Congress baseball game brings unity after shooting

Dr. Jack Sava of MedStar Washington Hospital Center said it's a "good possibility" that the Louisiana Republican will be able to return to work in his full capacity. "He was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said. "In Washington we have our disagreements, but we all agree that we are here to serve this nation we lo...

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  • UAE warns Qatar of divorce as Persian Gulf tensions simmer
UAE warns Qatar of divorce as Persian Gulf tensions simmer

Align itself with the other Gulf and Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically, as well as on economic matters, in line with an agreement reached with Saudi Arabia in 2014. The military agreement between Qatar and Turkey came into force on June 9. After the crisis erupted last week, Saudi Arabia closed Al Jazeera's b...

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  • House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader
House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

But Republican Karen Handel won, by 3.8 points, blowing these story lines into oblivion. "It's time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team", Rice told CNN . And there are more Democrats in the United States than there are Republicans . Rep. Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts Democrat , told CNN his party needed new leade...

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  • Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince: The man who will be king

Mohammed bin Nayef was once a towering figure credited with crushing al-Qaida's cells in Saudi Arabia . On Wednesday, Trump discussed the Qatar row with Saudi Arabia's newly-appointed crown prince, on a call during which he also offered his congratulations to the new heir to the throne.

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  • Refugee solidarity summit in Uganda raises $358m
Refugee solidarity summit in Uganda raises $358m

The funds to support the refugees are nearly running out and there is a strain on the country's infrastructure and resources. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Kampala, Uganda Friday, June 23, 2017.

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  • Fast Food Chains Are Now Pledging Allegiance To New Saudi Crown Prince
Fast Food Chains Are Now Pledging Allegiance To New Saudi Crown Prince

The young prince was little known to Saudis before Salman became king in January 2015. Weeks after the Iranian regime was infuriated by provocative comments made by the second-in-line to the Saudi throne, the target of that anger was promoted Wednesday to the position of king-in-waiting.

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  • Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick
Philadelphia 76ers select Fultz with number one overall pick

July 8 at the Thomas & Mack Center. We are just moments away from commissioner Adam Silver announcing the first overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft . The (City) and two (team name) mentions should show you just how silly the marketing around major sporting events can be. The Sacramento Kings are intimately familiar with draft busts, from ...

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  • Georgia's first republican woman elected to Congress
Georgia's first republican woman elected to Congress

The challenge for Democrats , as pointed in Politico's reporting , is that there are no viable candidates to challenge Pelosi and take over the leadership. "I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she said. 'I mean, I wish it wasn't true, ' he added. Asked Wednesday night on CNN if Pelosi was as toxic to Democrats as Trump , Ohio Democrat...

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  • Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee has severe brain damage
Doctors: Ex-North Korea detainee has severe brain damage

NORTH Korea has released United States student Otto Warmbier on humanitarian grounds after the 22-year-old student fell into a coma in a labour camp. Diplomat Dennis Rodman , who is now in North Korea , declined to comment Tuesday on Warmbier's condition or that of three other Americans still being detained.

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  • Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill
Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. The Trumpcare version we've seen defunded Planned Parenthood for a year, which would likely f...

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  • Ford India recalls Fiesta, Figo for steering hose snag
Ford India recalls Fiesta, Figo for steering hose snag

Inspection of the vehicles will be carried out at Ford's authorised dealerships, and faulty high-pressure power assisted steering hoses will be replaced on all affected vehicles. Ford relies on its dealerships to provide customers with courtesy cars, but said "this can not be guaranteed". In a bid to increase road safety standards, the Society of...

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  • Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul
Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

The 2014 Pride March in Istanbul attracted up to 100,000 people - one of the largest gatherings celebrating LGBTI rights and diversity in the Muslim world. Turkey's LGBTI community is now braced for another confrontation with police today following the latest ban. "(The bans are) a reflection of the increasingly conservative and majoritarian po...

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  • Scattered showers through 1 pm, cooler this weekend
Scattered showers through 1 pm, cooler this weekend

This will allow us a very nice Friday evening, especially for late June across the area. More showers will develop throughout the night. Saturday: Morning rain & steamy humidity followed by afternoon sun. If you get rain, it will pour. Right now, those chances look to be rather slim. The humidity is downright oppressive today and temperat...

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  • After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'
After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is "doing well" one week after being shot in an attack on a GOP baseball practice, Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanRyan: Scalise is "doing well" and "his spirits are up" Poll: ObamaCare more popular than House GOP healthcare bill The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Wis.) said Thursday.

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  • Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'
Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

As expected, all Democrat senators have vowed to shut down the bill and have encouraged all senators to look past party lines to stop the bill from passing. In one , she called on constituents to contact their senators to voice their concern about the bill. I'm a Queens native, filtering through the net for the next hit story.

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  • Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill
Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. Instead, the bill entices people to voluntarily buy a policy by offering them tax credits based on age and income to help pay premiums. Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed,...

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  • Yemen to investigate alleged rights abuses by UAE, US
Yemen to investigate alleged rights abuses by UAE, US

The entrance of Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, where one wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates to detain al-Qaida suspects, is shown in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. " This issue is in the hands of the legitimate Yemeni authorities, while the coalition forces provide the necessary training for Yemeni cadres in...

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  • Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows
Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

Meanwhile, the knives seem to be out for Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi , who was demonised by the GOP side in the Georgia race. Over the course of three elections , the Democrats only managed to net one extra seat. He also wrote that his party needs "a genuinely new message". Ossoff's supporters say they plan to reorganize and will try...

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  • Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation
Jeh Johnson testimony proves no collusion with Russian Federation

President Donald Trump has appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 United States intelligence agencies that blame Russian Federation for election meddling, questioning why the Obama administration did not try to stop it. Johnson also said he believes Russian attempts at influencing US elections is "going to get worse before it gets bet...

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  • Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'
Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

In a report released on Friday , The Washington Post said the Central Intelligence Agency had concluded in August 2016 that Putin had personally directed interference in the 2016 campaign with intentions to boost Trump's chances of winning the election while also giving orders to "defeat or at least damage" Clinton's chances.

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  • Yemen's protracted conflict inflames worst cholera outbreak
Yemen's protracted conflict inflames worst cholera outbreak

By the end of August, UNICEF's RelanoMeritxell expects the cholera suspected case could reach 300k across # Yemen https://t.co/vWAAJLNtRt- UNICEF Yemen (UNICEF_Yemen) 23 juin 2017 UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien says it is a "man-made catastrophe" caused by Yemen's warring sides and their global backers.

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  • Aditi Ashok makes a modest start in Arkansas golf on LPGA
Aditi Ashok makes a modest start in Arkansas golf on LPGA

Reid had a hole-in-one on the par-3 11th and reached as low as 8 under before falling back with a pair of back-nine bogeys. Five players, including former University of Arkansas, Fayetteville standout Stacy Lewis and 56-year-old World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster are tied for fifth place at 66.

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  • Extra-virgin Olive Oil Linked to Lower Incidence of Dementia
Extra-virgin Olive Oil Linked to Lower Incidence of Dementia

American researchers have discovered that a diet rich with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) - a core component of the Mediterranean Diet - can ward off memory loss and cognitive decline, protecting the brain from related conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Dementia and memory loss.

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  • Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick
Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

Altybarmakyan, 18, played Serebryanye Lvy St. Petersburg of the MHL and score 20 goals with 25 assists in 31 goals. The Blackhawks traded draft picks with Dallas before selecting defender Henri Jokiharju No. Hischier fits in nicely with general manager Ray Shero's desire to put a faster team on the ice. The skinny center (6-foot-2, 175 pounds...

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  • America's Cup reaches crossroads as Kiwis near win
America's Cup reaches crossroads as Kiwis near win

In the finale of the 2017 youth event, the New Zealand crew needed to finish three places above the British in the last race to retain the trophy. With that victory, Skipper Jimmy Spithill made more history, tying Sir Russell Coutts' winning record in America's Cup Match races, recording his 14th victory, the same as Coutts.

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  • USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

The incident has similar hallmarks to a June 8 downing, when a USA jet destroyed a pro-regime drone after it dropped what turned out to be a dud bomb near US-backed local forces. "It's hard to say if that is a deliberately confusing policy in order to create uncertainty among coalition partners, or a lack of coordination within the Russian military...

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  • One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US
One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

Rain is expected in the Charlotte metro area Thursday as part of a system influenced by Tropical Storm Cindy , according to the National Weather Service . "There's been a lot of rain in the area over the last three to four weeks, so the ground is pretty saturated", said Glen Brannan of Alabama's Mobile County Emergency Management Agency.

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  • South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England
South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

In reply, Jason Roy got England off to a flier, before Jonny Bairstow showed, yet again, why he should be a regular in the limited-overs playing XI by notching a wonderful half-century to guide his team to victory. "It's a harsh one but there are two pointers that the umpires will have looked at: he's gone right across the pitch and he's watc...

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  • Meridian summer meals move beyond physical nutrition
Meridian summer meals move beyond physical nutrition

The Texas Department of Agriculture is hosting a summer feeding program for local kids 18 years and younger throughout the state. The program provides breakfast, lunch and snack foods for families with school age children in Ulster County.

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  • Pennsylvania court ruling on police videos to be short-lived
Pennsylvania court ruling on police videos to be short-lived

In a 5-2 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Centre County resident on Tuesday that the public can access police dashboard camera videos unless police can prove the footage is part of a criminal investigation. "We are pleased with the court's decision that routine traffic stops and responses to automobile accidents do not...

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  • US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

A U.S. senator has warned against the United States' measures in Syria , which is pushing Washington "closer and closer" to a military conflict with Iran and Russian Federation, describing the move as "another mistake on the scope of the Iraq War".

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  • Shila Shetty performs tough yoga asanas, post video on Twitter
Shila Shetty performs tough yoga asanas, post video on Twitter

The who's who of Bollywood tweeted about the day and urged people to take up the Yogic way of life. And while Bipasha Basu , Karan Singh Grover , Shilpa Shetty Kundra , Kangana Ranaut took to Instagram to share their respective photos, estranged couple Malaika Arora Khan and Arbaaz Khan were seen participating in the event together.

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  • PremjiInvest Looks To Unite Snapdeal Minority Shareholders For Investor Protection
PremjiInvest Looks To Unite Snapdeal Minority Shareholders For Investor Protection

According to media reports , differences continue between Snapdeal board members and other investors over valuation numbers and thus the proposed merger with Flipkart . The report said PremjiInvest is working on reaching a consensus with other minor investors in Snapdeal such as Singapore state investment firm Temasek and asset management c...

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