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

The Republican legislation keeps much of the architecture of Obamacare . Philosophically, Republican majorities in both chambers want to erase the central concept that the ACA established: that health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege depending on one's income.

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  • McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill
McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

Medicaid funding is at the heart of the protester's complaints. Among other things, it effectively phases out the Medicaid program in it entirety by imposing a cap on Medicaid spending and then reducing the real value of that cap each year.

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  • U.S. fells 2nd aircraft this week over Syria
U.S. fells 2nd aircraft this week over Syria

On June 7, gunmen mounted nearly simultaneous assaults on Iran's Parliament and the Mausoleum of the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. Tillerson accused Iran of seeking "hegemony" in the Middle East at the expense of USA allies like Saudi Arabia in last Wednesday's testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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  • L'ultimatum au Qatar est
L'ultimatum au Qatar est "contraire au droit international", estime Erdogan

Nous considérons qu'il s'agit d'une attaque contre les droits souverains d'un pays et que cette liste de 13 demandes va trop loin. La Turquie entretient des rapports privilégiés avec Doha. Tous droits de reproduction et de représentation réservés. Par conséquent, aucune de ces informations ne peut être reproduite, modifiée, transmise, rediffusée,...

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  • Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Severe Neurological Injury'
Otto Warmbier Suffered 'Severe Neurological Injury'

The 22-year-old was released from North Korea Tuesday and admitted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where a rep says he has experienced a " severe neurological injury", reports CNN . The New York Times quoted a senior US official as saying Washington received intelligence reports that Warmbier had been repeatedly beaten in...

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  • Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner

Authorities said James Hodgkinson expressed grievances online about the president and Republicans, but they're still working to determine a concrete motive for the shooting. The couple had been married for about 30 years. It was not immediately clear if she thought her husband's move was temporary. In April 2006, Hodgkinson was charged with mis...

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  • Opposition up in arms against Centre over Presidential nominee Kovind
Opposition up in arms against Centre over Presidential nominee Kovind

The Shiv Sena has broken ranks with the BJP in the presidential polls twice in the recent past. Shah defended the approach of his party in meeting opposition leaders over presidential election without proposing a name. In turn I suggested to him two names which he said the BJP would consider. "If you are nominating him to the president's offi...

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  • UAE accuses Qatar of leaking demands, foiling mediation
UAE accuses Qatar of leaking demands, foiling mediation

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. Qatar's only land routes go through Saudi Arabia , so it now relies exclusively on sea and air supplies. Turkey, which has long tri...

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  • Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant
Ohio government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

They'd been working on the hack on the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections website when they were alerted to their own hack. "You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries", the Republican governor's website said, adding: "I love Islamic State".

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  • North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death
North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in US student's death

Pyongyang has criticized Washington for its handling of the death of a student who was returned to the United States after falling ill in custody, saying accusations that Otto Warmbier was tortured in North Korea are a pure " smear campaign ".

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  • GJM relaxes indefinite strike by 12 hours on eve of Eid
GJM relaxes indefinite strike by 12 hours on eve of Eid

Internet services remained suspended for the eighth day and the security forces continued to patrol the streets. He demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation ( CBI) inquiry into the police firing on the GJM supporters. "Pro-Gorkhaland rallies are being organised all over the hills", Tamang said. The GJM has offered a 12-hour "window" to the sc...

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  • Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty After Fatally Shooting Sylville Smith
Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty After Fatally Shooting Sylville Smith

Wednesday that a verdict had been reached. Smith , who was African American, was reportedly suspected of being involved in a drug deal because he had out-of-state license plates. He shot him again 1.69 seconds later, this time in the chest, when Smith fell on his back with his legs in the air. But defense attorney Smith argued his client...

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  • Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family
Prince Harry once 'wanted out' of Britain's royal family

Levin and Newsweek were given access to Prince Harry for almost a year; in the first installment of the interviews the prince said he fell into a depression when, at age 12, his mother, Diana, died. Harry's explosive comments came after an interview published on Wednesday with USA magazine Newsweek . Every single time I was in any room with lo...

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  • Korean president calls for N. Korean Olympic participation
Korean president calls for N. Korean Olympic participation

Moon attended the 2017 championships opening ceremony in Muju , South Korea . "The Kim Jong-un regime must step forward to achieve the denuclearization on the peninsula and respect human rights", the Premier added. The South Korean sports minister has proposed forming a joint women's ice hockey team as a show of Korean unity. Not anymore as the...

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  • High Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Case Could Shut Down Or Cement Gerrymandering
High Stakes Wisconsin Supreme Court Case Could Shut Down Or Cement Gerrymandering

However, the court has never turned down a map drawn to give an advantage to a political party. On June 19 the Supreme Court agreed to hear a new case , Gill v. Cracking, or spreading, Democratic voters across districts in which Republicans have small majorities wastes all of the Democratic votes when the Republican candidate wins.

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  • Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot
Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot

Despite identifying himself as a cop, the man was ordered to the ground by two officers. A black police officer has been accidentally shot by a white co-worker who "feared for his safety" in the while chasing a vehicle. The takeaway from all this should be that if you're Black, it's best to stay low when police are attempting to do their jobs ...

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  • HWL Semi-Final: India lose 2-3 to Canada, finish 6th
HWL Semi-Final: India lose 2-3 to Canada, finish 6th

Ramandeep Singh (8th, 28th) and Mandeep Singh (27th and 59th) scored a brace each while Harmanpreet (36th) hit the plank in the third quarter in India's comprehensive victory in the match. It was India's second upset loss against a lower-ranked side in the tournament after having lost to Malaysia in the quarterfinals. India went down 2-3 to...

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  • Showers, thunderstorms in Friday afternoon & weekend forecast
Showers, thunderstorms in Friday afternoon & weekend forecast

Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Mainly clear, a comfortable night (any showers ending in the evening). Tuesday will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 2 and 8 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Wednesday night - Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Lows will be in the lower 70s with a 20 percent chance of rain...

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  • PM Modi arrives in Washington on second leg of 3 nation visit
PM Modi arrives in Washington on second leg of 3 nation visit

He will have his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump , as the two leaders are set to hold discussions on a set of "strategically important" issues. Noting that the USA is very much interested in facilitating India's defence modernisation and helping to enhance its role as a leader in the Asia Pacific, the official said the ...

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  • Bethnal Green fire: One person treated for smoke inhalation
Bethnal Green fire: One person treated for smoke inhalation

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said there are "no reported casualties" but the first floor of the two storey house has been destroyed by the blaze. The fire brigade received almost 50 calls about the blaze. "The cause of the fire is not known at this stage". According to BBC, Rushanara Ali, member of parliament (MP) for Bethnal Gree...

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  • UAE: Longer-Term Isolation For Qatar Possible If 13 Demands Not Met
UAE: Longer-Term Isolation For Qatar Possible If 13 Demands Not Met

His warning comes hours after Qatar disclosed the 13 demands , presented by Saudi Arabia , the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt through Kuwait that is acting as a mediator to defuse the crisis. Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us", according to the office of the presidency's website.

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  • Modi First Indian PM to Visit Israel
Modi First Indian PM to Visit Israel

Netanyahu, while speaking at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, said, "Next week, the Indian prime minister, my friend, Narendra Modi will arrive in Israel, This is a historic visit to Israel. Netanyahu, in his remarks on Sunday, said the cabinet will approve decisions that will deepen Indo-Israel ties, beginning with expanding exports and ...

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  • Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station
Suspect shot after explosion at Brussels train station

At a news conference, spokesman Eric van der Sypt said it is not clear whether the shot suspect is dead or alive - however, no civilians were injured or killed in the explosion. All train traffic into Brussels Central station has been halted according to the SNCB, the government-owned railway company in Belgium . "The soldier immediately opene...

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  • Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest
Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Mueller and Comey, both known for their integrity and self-assuredness, served closely alongside each other in the Bush administration Justice Department . Trump did say, however, that Mueller is an "honorable man". And Vice President Pence, who up until now has largely kept himself out of the spreading scandal, has hired his own private lawyer...

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  • United States soldiers wounded in attack at base in north Afghanistan
United States soldiers wounded in attack at base in north Afghanistan

Camp Shaheen, where the 209th Corps is based, was also the site of a large Taliban attack in April that inflicted heavy casualties among Afghan troops. Afghan forces battled the Taliban team throughout the day before killing the last remaining attacker. U.S. troops in Afghanistan now number about 8,400, with another 5,000 from North Atlantic Tr...

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  • Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico
Host Russia Exits Confederations Cup After Loss to Mexico

Mexico continued to push for a third goal in pursuit of topping the group, but a late goal in the group's other game gave Portugal a cushion to top the group on goal difference. Mexico defender Nestor Araujo equalised in the 30th minute with a looping header. The second half took a few minutes to spring into life but then out of nowhere, the ...

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  • 'Very comfortable' Qatar says it can withstand pressure 'forever' amid crisis
'Very comfortable' Qatar says it can withstand pressure 'forever' amid crisis

Qatar has been told it must close the broadcaster Al Jazeera and meet 12 other demands to lift a blockade by countries including Saudi Arabia . The UK Guardian quotes British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson swiftly dismissing the entire list of demands as unreasonable.

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  • Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'
Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'

A briefing on Tuesday was left off the schedule but updated guidance put one on camera at the regular viewing time. As to whether Trump shares that conclusion, Spicer said, "I have not sat down and asked him about his specific reaction to them".

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  • Qatar Downplays Effects of Diplomatic Crisis
Qatar Downplays Effects of Diplomatic Crisis

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Monday the sanctions imposed against Qatar were neither humanitarian nor Islamic, and urged Gulf and Arab countries to solve the crisis. Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the UAE and Bahrain announced on May 5 they were cutting diplomatic ties and closing all connectivity links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting ...

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  • A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL
A's promote top prospect INF Barreto, put Pinder on DL

It's just insane. It boggles your mind. Oakland has Jharel Cotton and Daniel Gossett in the rotation, Michael Brady is in the bullpen, while catcher Bruce Maxwell, center fielder Brugman, DH Healy, first baseman/outfielder Olson all are playing regularly, and Barreto is expected to join that group.

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