• What's next on health care draft in Congress
What's next on health care draft in Congress

On Facebook , Obama said at the heart of the bill was "fundamental meanness". This mandate imposes higher taxes on most people who are uninsured, giving healthy people a financial incentive to buy health insurance that wards off a death spiral.

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  • Vehicle bomb kills at least 20 in Afghanistan
Vehicle bomb kills at least 20 in Afghanistan

Afghan Provincial police chief Gen. Agha Noor Kentoz said the attacker struck on Thursday in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, adding that several were wounded in the explosion outside the branch of Afghanistan's Kabul Bank . "We firmly stand with our Afghan brothers in this hour of grief and anguish", the statement said. Afghanistan and...

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  • Michigan Basketball's DJ Wilson Drafted By Milwaukee Bucks
Michigan Basketball's DJ Wilson Drafted By Milwaukee Bucks

With the emergence of Giannis Antetokounmpo , the Milwaukee Bucks are a team that has tickled the imaginations of anyone who watches the National Basketball Association. He also shot 37 percent from three-point territory, making 41 threes, and was a solid defender, tallying 57 blocked shots and 20 steals. Wilson joins an already lengthy Bucks ...

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  • Saudi and allies send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, says official
Saudi and allies send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, says official

We "reaffirm Qatar " s strategic stance that supports solving the crisis by civilized dialogue", he said. The Saudi Arabia-led bloc composed of the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ), Bahrain , Egypt and several Muslim-Arab countries on June 5 cut off ties with Qatar over terrorism funding charges.

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  • Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare
Key Takeaways From Senate Republicans' Plan to Overhaul Healthcare

On a conference call with reporters, Republican staff said the draft did not include a continuous coverage provision, which was the House bill's replacement for the individual mandate, the ACA's controversial provision requiring Americans to have health insurance or pay a fine.

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  • Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list
Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list

Pressing "pause" on a historic detente, President Donald Trump thrust the US and Cuba back on a path toward open hostility Friday with a blistering denunciation of the island's communist government. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president and head of worldwide affairs. Even before the shooting there were discussions among leaders about new...

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  • Government health insurance markets holding up-barely
Government health insurance markets holding up-barely

About 52 percent of children living in non-metro areas of Alabama are covered by Medicaid and ALLKids (known in other states as the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP), compared to 42 percent in metro areas. Bill Nelson. "This bill is just as bad as the House bill, taking coverage away from millions of people and making huge cuts to Med...

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  • Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain - Ifax quotes Russian senator
Baghdadi death near 100 percent certain - Ifax quotes Russian senator

The Defence Ministry first made the claim last Friday, adding that al-Baghdadi's death in the May 28 strike was still "being verified through various channels". The strike occurred from 2135 to 2245 GMT on May 27 following confirmation of the meeting by a drone. "We informed the American side in advance of the raid that is likely to have killed Bag...

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  • How a defiant Mamata Banerjee let Gorkhaland protests go out of hand
How a defiant Mamata Banerjee let Gorkhaland protests go out of hand

However, according to a report in the Telegraph , the central government seems to have changed their mind somewhat - now saying that they will send the extra forces only after the West Bengal government submits a situation report. "The protesters attacked one of our assistant commanders T N Tamang with a khukri (knife)", a senior official told X...

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  • Officials open terror investigation in Champs-Elysées vehicle collision
Officials open terror investigation in Champs-Elysées vehicle collision

The source said on Tuesday investigators were compiling an inventory of the weapons and other equipment. A vehicle loaded with gas canisters rammed into a police van on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Monday, leaving the driver dead in what the interior minister said was an attempted attack.

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  • Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne
Finsbury Park mosque van attacker identified as Darren Osborne

Another said he had been living in a tent in woodland after being kicked out of the family home. "'I want to kill Muslims'". These are the values that define this city, "she said". "We know that the mere presence of a taser is often enough to defuse a unsafe situation and often get a suspect to drop their weapon if they're armed".

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  • Trump to Announce Revised US-Cuba Policy in Miami Friday
Trump to Announce Revised US-Cuba Policy in Miami Friday

And it will not limit travel by or remittances from Cuban Americans, as former President George W. Bush did - though fewer Cuban government officials will be allowed to come to the US and receive money than under Obama. Marco Rubio , considered a key participant in the decision-making. "Economic practices that benefit the Cuban military at the ex...

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  • Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour
Sky name formidable line-up to support Froome on Tour

However, Team Sky's chief Dave Brailsford, who will be hoping for some positive stories after months of negative ones, is happy with the make-up of the team and Froome's form. The squad is completed by Vasil Kiryienka (Belarus), Christian Knees (Germany) and Luke Rowe (Britain). "As far as the Tour de France goes we're very focused on the rac...

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  • Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

Tim Slater, the special agent in charge of the Washington FBI office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. Investigators found the list in the vehicle of gunman James Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois. Hodgkinson was taking prescription drugs, although Slater did not say what the drugs...

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  • Trump administration to keep DACA in place but rescind DAPA
Trump administration to keep DACA in place but rescind DAPA

Unlike former president, Trump administration is engaging in actions for stricter rules for immigration topic. In a statement on Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security statement said DACA "will remain in effect". FAIR believes that immigration reform must enhance national security, improve the economy, protect jobs, preserve our en...

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  • China security talks focus on North Korea
China security talks focus on North Korea

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early today for Otto Warmbier , the U.S. student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal. Doctors described Warmbier's condition as a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause.

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  • Trump tweets he is
Trump tweets he is "very supportive" of Senate health care bill

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Mr Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised ". The Senate bill , like the House's, also expands the age rating ratio from 3:1 to 5:1, meaning payers can charge older enrollees up to five times more than younger enrollee...

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  • American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria
American Warplane Shoots Down Iranian-Made Drone Over Syria

Australia has suspended all air operations over Syria in the wake of USA forces downing a Syrian jet and a warning from Russian Federation that US -led coalition planes are now targets for its forces in parts of the country. Asked Tuesday whether the hotline was no longer being used, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said he could not di...

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  • Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jet over Baltic
Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation jet over Baltic

The source said the Russian planes broke procedure when they did not identify themselves or react to air traffic control, RFM FM said. The defence minister said NATO's enormous military drills, which involve thousands of troops as well as dozens of military planes and ships, had forced Russian Federation to react.

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  • South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit
South Sudan must end war, UN chief says on refugee visit

After meeting refugees, he said that the people in South Sudan do not deserve the present leadership. According to the UN refugee agency more than 947,000 South Sudanese refugees are sheltering in Uganda, bringing the total number of refugees in the east African nation to more than 1.2 million.

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  • Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'
Hospital: Scalise condition upgraded to 'fair'

He has undergone several surgeries since Wednesday's shooting. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said that Scalise had been talking and texting following the shooting. Louis suburb of Belleville, Illinois, died after being shot by police. Also shot were Capitol Police special Agent Crystal Griner, congressional aide Zachary Barth and lobbyis...

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  • Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law
Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam. Obama was more than skeptical. - "Meaner" -McConnell said a fresh CBO score was expected next week, and there will be "robust debate" on the floor.

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  • Northam vs Gillespie in November governor's race
Northam vs Gillespie in November governor's race

Sen. Jill Vogel (R-27th) edged out opponents Bryce Reeves and Glenn Davis Jr. for the Republican lieutenant governor nomination with 42.3 percent of the vote. The Virginia gubernatorial primary on Tuesday delivered good news for Democrats and an ominous warning for the Trump-ized GOP. He beat challengers, Ed Gillespie and Frank Wager.

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  • May outlines plans on status of EU citizens living in UK
May outlines plans on status of EU citizens living in UK

No EU citizen now in Britain would be asked to leave on Brexit day, she said, while EU citizens living in Britain for more than five years will get "settled status ". May is going to Brussels for her first European summit since losing her Parliament majority in the election earlier this month. The 27 remaining members will also hear a report ...

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  • U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky
U.S. warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

Just before the shooting down of the Syrian bomber, USA officials say there was a movement of regime ground troops with tanks and artillery towards two towns near Raqqa that were held by US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Prior to that shoot down, U.S. aircraft struck pro-Syrian regime forces as they advanced on At Tanf. The move also co...

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  • Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS
Syria troops position themselves at heart of war on IS

The F-15 plane downed the drone around 00:30 on Tuesday (21:30 GMT Monday) north-east of Tanf, according to a U.S. military statement . The US has moved quickly to contain an escalation of the situation after the jet was downed on Sunday evening when regime forces targeted the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an alliance of Arab and Kurdish f...

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  • Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria
Coalition shoots down Iran-made drone in Syria

Australia's decision came after a U.S. Navy fighter jet shot down a Syrian warplane on Sunday. Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the USA -led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates R...

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  • Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition
Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

Hodgkinson Acted Alone, FBI Says On the day of the shooting , the FBI says Hodgkinson got out of his van with two weapons - a 7.62 mm caliber SKS rifle and a 9 mm handgun. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack. After the shooting, investigators searched Hodgkinson's home in IL an...

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  • Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire
Theresa May apologizes for response to Grenfell Tower fire

Our cladding is a different material, not Aluminium Composite Material, and is fitted in a different way to the cladding on Grenfell Tower. The committee heard how two of its leasehold buildings and one its freehold buildings had aluminium cladding.

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  • The Cuba Decision by President Trump Worries US Companies
The Cuba Decision by President Trump Worries US Companies

Since 2012, DeWayne Wickham, founding dean of the School of Global Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University, has taken journalists, educators, students, and professionals on trips to Cuba to learn about Afro Cubans and their links to African Americans.

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  • Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis
Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Qatari officials did not reply immediately to requests for comment. But the list included conditions that the gas-rich nation had already insisted would never be met, including shutting down Al-Jazeera. The countries have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism, a charge that Doha strongly denies. Only trade and commerce with Iran that complies wit...

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  • Good day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open
Good day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open

Saina Nehwal too had a positive outing 21-15, 20-22, 21-14 against Soniia Cheah. A little later, Japanese seventh seeds Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto defeated Indian women's doubles pairing of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy 18-21, 21-18, 21-13 in an hour and five minutes in the second round.

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  • Three Americans Still Held by North Korea
Three Americans Still Held by North Korea

President Trump piled on this week, saying that "the results would have been different" had Warmbier been brought home sooner. Hundreds of people lined up for the service in OH, which was open to the public but closed to the press, according to ABC.

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  • Cuban government says Donald Trump will not weaken 'the revolution'
Cuban government says Donald Trump will not weaken 'the revolution'

Still, Cuba said it is willing to continue "respectful dialogue" with the U.S. on topics of mutual interest. The statement says that "It's clear the anti-Cuba discourse is still widely needed". This will essentially shield US airlines and cruise-ship companies now serving the island. The Arizona Republican says any policy change "that dimin...

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  • Kovind set to file nomination
Kovind set to file nomination

The NDA's presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers at Parliament House in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Kovind will leave no stone unturned in reaching out to different parties, but the ruling NDA has already secured a comfortable majority.

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