• Manafort Meets With Senate Officials On Russia
Manafort Meets With Senate Officials On Russia

Mr Kushner spent about three hours behind closed doors with the House committee on Tuesday. He did not speak with reporters when he left. "Let me be very clear", Mr Kushner said later, in a rare public statement at the White House. Donald Trump Jr . had arranged the meeting in response to what his emails described as an offer of help from the...

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  • ACA
ACA "Skinny Repeal" Dies in Senate, Leaving Next Steps Uncertain

Some of those changes would be easier to pass than others, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned Friday morning that Republicans will not pass a "bailout" for insurance companies. "I encourage the Senate to continue working toward a real solution that keeps our promise". He also said it's time to move on. And there is a concern that if they do...

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  • Friday prayers pass off peacefully at al-Aqsa mosque
Friday prayers pass off peacefully at al-Aqsa mosque

The remaining additional security measures that had been installed by Israel in the last fortnight - including barriers and infrastructure for new cameras - were removed by workers in the early hours of Thursday amid mounting fears of unrest during what were expected to be large protests around Friday prayers.

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  • Senators work on bill banning firing of special counsels without judicial review
Senators work on bill banning firing of special counsels without judicial review

Second , Mueller would be derelict in his duties if he didn't adhere to the statute governing the activities as special counsel. Or, so he thought! "I would fire somebody I did not believe would serve me well rather than trying to humiliate them in public, which is a sign of weakness", Graham said.

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  • 7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto
7-month-old boy found dead in hot auto

Phoenix Police will conduct an investigation, but initial indications are that this was accidental. He was pronounced dead a short time later. The incident happened a day after a 7-month-old boy was found in a hot auto near 44th Street and Greenway Road in north Phoenix.

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  • Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions
Lavrov says Moscow had to react to U.S. sanctions

President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. It's not clear whether Trump would sign the bill . Ambassador Tefft expressed his strong disappointment and protest. Lavrov added, however, that Moscow was "ready to normalize the bilateral relations with the ...

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  • Trump Tantrums And Blames Republicans For His Total Failure On Obamacare Repeal
Trump Tantrums And Blames Republicans For His Total Failure On Obamacare Repeal

Had Republicans been successful in repealing and replacing it with their own brand of health care, Democrats would have had their turn to use it politically. GOP senators will oppose it. It was not immediately clear whether the maneuver would succeed. Speaking to a audience of law enforcement officers on Long Island, N.Y., President Trump said,...

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  • Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul
Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

It was like a theater of the absurd, but it came to a close when John McCain cast the deciding vote. McCain had asked to finish the Senate floor consideration of the defense bill soon, so he could return to Arizona for treatment for the brain cancer diagnosed a week ago.

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  • Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from health care reform
Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from health care reform

Now amid finger-pointing and rancor, he's calling on his fellow Republicans to go back to the drawing board and do it right this time. The political turmoil surrounding USA health care policy has reached fever pitch in Washington. President Donald Trump insists he's said all along that Congress should let the Affordable Care Act "implode", then...

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  • In blow to Trump, Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in Senate
In blow to Trump, Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in Senate

Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and the ailing John McCain . The proposed bill would also cancel the regulation obliging large companies to offer a health care plan to their employees and would defund the American Planned Parenthood Program for a year.

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  • Bill shorten pledges to impose 30pc tax rate on family trust distributions
Bill shorten pledges to impose 30pc tax rate on family trust distributions

Shorten insisted that the country should have an Australian head of state and attacked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who opposed a referendum after coming to power in 2016. Mr Turnbull past year said his preferred plebiscite question would offer a choice between two republican models. "Labor's policy extends this principle to adult beneficiari...

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  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo To Miss ICC Clasico Against Barcelona
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo To Miss ICC Clasico Against Barcelona

There will even be a watch party at Bayfront Park on Saturday for the 7:30 p.m. El Clasico match between Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona which is being played at the Hard Rock Stadium. "To me it represents a pivotal turning point in the ascendancy of global soccer (in the U.S.), the dream of having Real Madrid and Barcelona , arguably the bes...

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  • Russia orders cut in US diplomats following fresh sanctions
Russia orders cut in US diplomats following fresh sanctions

In a statement on Friday, Russia's foreign ministry said the U.S. must reduce its staff to 455 people by September 1. The White House had been sending mixed signals on whether Mr Trump would force a showdown with Congress over the Bill , which also imposes new sanctions on Iran and North Korea, arguing that it hampered his ability to...

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  • Trump will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation, says White House
Trump will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation, says White House

Before Trump's decision to sign the bill into law, Republican Senator John McCain said the bill's passage was long overdue , a jab at Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress. Russian news agency Interfax cited a source it did not identify as saying the United States would have to cut "hundreds of diplomatic and technical staff", while state-run RIA ...

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  • Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions
Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomats in response to sanctions

Putin said on a visit to Finland on Thursday that Russian Federation was "exercising restraint and patience, but at some moment we'll have to retaliate". He said a lot of Russian diplomats had been expelled "without any particular reason" and warned that Russia would have to respond at some point to what he called "boorish behavior".

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  • FACT CHECK: Trump's health care timeline is off
FACT CHECK: Trump's health care timeline is off

Later in the day, he stuck with that line in a speech in Brentwood, New York, "I said from the beginning: Let Obamacare implode and then do it". "But you can't have everything", he added, seemingly shrugging off one of his biggest legislative setbacks.

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  • Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates
Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions, Moscow retaliates

It is aimed at punishing Moscow for interfering in the 2016 US presidential election and for its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad. Still, House and Senate leaders had agreed to give Tillerson time to, as Sen. As the below infographic shows, the United States imports more goods from Russ...

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  • President Trump announces in tweet he has new Chief of Staff
President Trump announces in tweet he has new Chief of Staff

John Kelly will do a fantastic job". Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly was appointed to his former position by Donald Trump .

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  • Labelled a 'Hostile Regime,' Russia Mulls Reply to US Sanctions
Labelled a 'Hostile Regime,' Russia Mulls Reply to US Sanctions

Congress the power to block Trump from unilaterally lifting sanctions on Russian Federation. But late Wednesday he announced that he sees "a path forward on legislation to sanction Iran , Russia and North Korea " following "very productive discussions".

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  • Sohn: GOP's bait and switch fails thanks to clear eyes of three
Sohn: GOP's bait and switch fails thanks to clear eyes of three

Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican dealing with a shocking cancer diagnosis, cast the deciding vote after midnight alongside Republican senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, who'd resisted leadership's push to debate health care at all this week.

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  • U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation
U.S. expresses 'strong disappointment and protest' over Russian Federation retaliation

The Foreign Ministry said that the U.S. had until September 1 to bring the total number of diplomatic and technical personnel in Russian Federation to 455, the same number as it said Russian Federation has in the U.S. They've also traditionally favored a policy that keeps Moscow in check for its own aggressive measures in Eastern Europe and Syria, ...

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  • Liverpool ace scores with stunning lob from Philippe Coutinho assist
Liverpool ace scores with stunning lob from Philippe Coutinho assist

With Liverpool already leading 2-0 thanks to Dominic Solanke and Georginio Wijnaldum , Coutinho surged through the middle of the park and played a perfectly weighted pass over the top for Salah. The 25-year-old has been continually linked with a move to Barcelona over the last few weeks, but Reds fans will be cheered to see their star player l...

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  • Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat
Amit Shah, Smriti Irani to contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat

A major Cabinet reshuffle is said to be on the cards as there are several vacancies with M Venkaiah Naidu all set to become the Vice-President, Manohar Parrikar moving to Goa as the chief minister and the demise of environment minister Anil Madhav Dave.

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  • Most Germans are against U.S. anti-Russian sanctions - poll results
Most Germans are against U.S. anti-Russian sanctions - poll results

The ministry said that this was in response to the passing of a new bill on sanctions by the Senate late Thursday. The new sanctions come as the White House grapples with several ongoing probes into ties between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, which the President has blasted as unnecessary.

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  • Pakistan's Sharif says disappointed by ouster
Pakistan's Sharif says disappointed by ouster

Pakistan's ruling party reportedly intends to appoint the brother of just ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his successor and its nominee to contest the 2018 general elections. Despite the damning investigation and Supreme Court ruling, a transition to Mr Shahbaz Sharif will allow the family to continue its political dynasty for now.

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  • Scaramucci's wife files for divorce over her dislike of Trump
Scaramucci's wife files for divorce over her dislike of Trump

He has been a true star of my Administration", the president said . Kelly, 67, a retired four-star Marine Corps general, will assume the chief of staff post on Monday. In a third tweet, Trump thanked Priebus for his service. Mr. Priebus said it was "one of the greatest honors of my life to serve this president and our country".

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  • Obama's health care law still needs some patchwork
Obama's health care law still needs some patchwork

While an increasingly-frustrated looking McConnell and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn huddled on the floor, Vice President Mike Pence partook in a lengthy discussion with McCain on the chamber floor in an attempt to coax the Arizona Republican to vote for the measure.

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  • Dallas County health officials report first death related to West Nile virus
Dallas County health officials report first death related to West Nile virus

Mesa joins Weld, Larimer and Delta counties confirming the virus in some of its mosquitoes. No other confirmed human cases have been reported elsewhere, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. There is no vaccine for West Nile and there's no treatment beyond alleviating symptoms. Use EPA-approved repellents that i...

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  • Over 22000 evacuated after fire at Spanish music festival
Over 22000 evacuated after fire at Spanish music festival

The blaze has been blamed on stage fireworks, according to local media. The fire broke out Saturday night at the Tomorrowland Unite Spain festival which was held in conjunction with and video-linked to the main Tomorrowland festival stage in Belgium.

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  • Reince Priebus to be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary
Reince Priebus to be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary

In a third tweet , President Trump praised the outgoing chief of staff, who had previously worked as the chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). "If it gets to a place where that isn't the case, he'll let you know", she said. Priebus continued: "I think that it was something I think the White House needs".

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  • U.S. lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions vote
U.S. lawmakers reach deal for Senate Russia sanctions vote

Trump's decision was met with Russian condemnation, prompting it to order to reduction of the number of United States diplomats in the country. Thirty-five Russian diplomats were expelled from the United States in December under sanctions imposed by President Barack Obama in response to Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S.

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  • Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates
Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

The United States will be forced to cut hundreds of its embassy staff in Russian Federation, the Interfax news agency quoted a source as saying, after Moscow retaliated on Friday for what it said were proposed illegal USA sanctions against it.

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  • WRAPUP 3-Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in US Senate
WRAPUP 3-Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in US Senate

John McCain seemed poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol despite a brain cancer diagnosis. Arizona senator John McCain, who is now battling brain cancer, had flown back to Washington days earlier to initially vote with his fellow Republicans in favor of measures that pushed the legislation forward.

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  • Iranian President Said If Us Missile Law Passes, Then Iran Will Respond
Iranian President Said If Us Missile Law Passes, Then Iran Will Respond

Ghasemi said Tehran considers consider the action by the United States as "hostile, reprehensible, and unacceptable", adding that "it's ultimately an effort to weaken the nuclear deal". Under the Iran nuclear accord, Tehran agreed to drop its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of crippling sanctions that had been imposed by worldwide p...

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  • Senate Votes Down ObamaCare Repeal 49-51
Senate Votes Down ObamaCare Repeal 49-51

Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ron Johnson, Wis., but the 2008 presidential nominee deemed the speaker's statement as insufficient. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., speaks with reporters outside the chamber. "The Republican Party has been all about ObamaCare repeal for the better part of a decade, and now we see that they have been writing checks to vote...

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