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Number of refugees entering United States drops by half under Trump


But the lower USA admissions numbers have disrupted a finely tuned, federally funded process that begins with exhaustive 18-month security screenings overseas. The number of refugees admitted in the final months before President Trump entered office was a major increase - up 86 percent - compared to the previous year. Read More »

Tropical depression brings flooding to US Gulf Coast states


A 10-year-old boy died Wednesday in Fort Morgan, Alabama , when he was struck by a log that was being carried by a wave, the Baldwin County sheriff's office said. The West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management has been holding briefings for emergency managers statewide Wednesday and Thursday with another scheduled Friday morning, spokesman Lawrence Messina said. Read More »

Carrie Fisher had cocaine, other drugs in her system when she died

The report also found traces of heroin and MDMA, which is also known as ecstasy, but that they could not determine when Fisher had taken those drugs. Her mother, Debbie Reynolds , died the very next day. "We're not enlightened. There's nothing about this that is enlightening", Todd told AP. He noted that his sister wrote extensively about her drug use, and that numerous drugs she took were prescribed by doctors to try to treat her mental health conditions. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Calls GOP 'The Death Party'

President Trump has said that the Senate's proposed health-care bill will certainly be tweaked. They're not particularly good for people who are sicker, and they're not good for people who are older. "Depending on how states structure the waivers, states could allow insurers to remove numerous benefits or services they are required to offer now". The bill was already in trouble before it was made public. Read More »

Another Republican says 'no' to healthcare bill

They focus instead on the market for individual policies, which Obama's ACA sought to reform by providing subsidies, setting requirements for comprehensive coverage, and creating online markets where consumers could compare plans. McConnell has said he wants to have a vote on the proposed legislation next week, prior to Congress' July 4 recess. And McConnell made the decision to release the bill this week and push toward a vote next week, ignoring pleas from some lawmakers for more time. Read More »

Ireland beats Japan 35-13 in second test of two-match series


Japan's line-speed and aggression in defence was noticeably improved from last weekend's abject display at Ecopa Stadium, but Ireland's power game and quick recycling was again proving too much. "It's unfortunate but we didn't go into our shells after that". That proved to be temporary respite, however, as Ireland charged back with their fourth try in the 31st minute. Read More »

Bill Cosby plans speaking tour on how to avoid sex charges


Ebonee Benson , a spokeswoman for Camille Cosby , the comic's wife of 53 years, suggested that there is a growing need for men to be informed about the risk of false sexual assault allegations. In an interview with CNN , publicist Andrew Wyatt confirmed that Cosby's "educational" town halls really are serious and in the works. Cosby has denied all of their accusations . Read More »

Gulf states issue 13 demands to Qatar as rift continues

Revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries' laws. Quoting sources, Al-Jazeera reported that a list had been delivered to Qatar, but the broadcaster did not elaborate on its contents. Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said Friday any move to shut it down was an attack on media freedom, following demands by Gulf neighbours for the channel to be taken off air . Read More »

Opponents, Led by Sanders, Mobilize to Fight Health Care Bill

In a clip of Trump's Wednesday Iowa campaign rally for a job he's already got, Donald Trump told his unquestioningly adoring supporters, once again, how he's got their backs. Other Republican senators, such as Dean Heller of Nevada and Rob Portman of OH, expressed their own qualms, as did AARP, the American Hospital Association, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Read More »

South Africa fight back to level T20 series with England

Stokes was dismissed for obstruction in a one-day worldwide defeat to Australia at Lord's in 2015, blocking a Mitchell Starc throw at his stumps with his hand, and the all-rounder - who is being rested for the three-match Proteas series - felt Roy should not have been given out. Read More »

Will Georgia Democrats, GOP see an 'Ossoff effect' in 2018?


Pelosi says the Democratic base is energized, adding, "We must now put forth our message". But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way. "You know you can sit here and we'll talk about Russian Federation all day long today on Capitol Hill and in Washington . And we better focus", Ryan said. Read More »

SA reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu, industry body says


The company said the farm had been quarantined and the site affected would be depleted of all birds. This strain of the virus originated in Europe and had been infecting European poultry for more than a year, the association commented. South African poultry exports have ceased due to the outbreak. "At this stage, there is a very limited impact on chicken supply", Sapa assured, noting that the birds affected account for a "very small percentage" of the total South African chicken flock. Read More »

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

These factors appear to have made the ruling family more reluctant to continue pumping vast resources into al-Jazeera, with Sheikh Tamim preferring a different approach to diplomacy from his father's. Qatar's neighbors also demand that it hand over all individuals who are wanted by those four countries for terrorism; stop funding any extremist entities that are designated as terrorist groups by the USA; and provide detailed information about opposition figures that Qatar has funded, ... Read More »

Global Telemetry System Market and Investment Analysis Report 2017


The Global Mattress Market 2017-2022 research report by Prof Research describes, A detailed analysis of the market on the basis of Mattress market throughout the globe is provided. With Experts Interview, Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation, Primary & Secondary Sources and Research Center data, Pepsin Market research report guides you towards exponential growth. Read More »

Senate health plan gets mixed reception

It would not give states the opportunity to opt out of protections for consumers with pre-existing medical conditions; it offers subsidies to insurance companies similar to those under the Affordable Care Act to defray the costs of discounting premiums for low-income consumers; and it provides subsidies under a formula that avoids the threat of sudden premium spikes inherent in the House bill. Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 56

In a statement on Friday evening, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi expressed Iran's condolences to the Pakistani government and nation and the families of victims of twin explosions in a busy marketplace in Parachinar that killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 150 others. Read More »

Mueller and Comey not as close as Trump and others suggest

Smith started by railing into White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for holding "another off-camera gaggle" instead of a televised press briefing. Friday was the deadline for the White House to say if there were any recordings of conversations with former FBI Director, James Comey , as Trump had suggested in a tweet. Read More »

Obama: the Republican's Senate bill "is not a healthcare bill"

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican who surprised her party when she chose to expand Medicaid four years ago, is urging Congress to save the expansion, which has provided coverage to 400,000 Arizonans. And I don't mean to exaggerate, but in the main, it's very hard to be supportive of something that takes health insurance away from 20 million or so Americans. Read More »

Wash. Democratic Senator To Lobby Colleagues In Opposition of Healthcare Plan

The GOP plan would create federal tax credits to help Americans buy health insurance and would let states have more flexibility in deciding what services they want to keep and which they want to drop. Molina Healthcare Inc, which has more than 1 million customers in Obamacare plans, said in a statement that dropping the individual mandate with no replacement provision will lead healthy people to forgo coverage and thus drive up premium rates. Read More »

Senators ask military to review AP report on Yemen torture


John McCain (R - AZ) and Jack Reed (D - RI) both calling the report "deeply disturbing" and urging Defense Secretary James Mattis to investigate the matter and provide more details. "We also request that you conduct a thorough assessment of what, if anything, United States forces knew about these alleged abuses or subsequently learned about them", they added. Read More »

Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

John Cornyn supports it, and Thursday on the Senate floor , he said he was open to negotiations. Look forward to making it really special! "I would prefer to address health care reform in a bipartisan manner, but Democrats are unwilling to work with President Trump and congressional Republicans to fix the mess they created". Read More »

The Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Raised to "Buy" at Vetr Inc

The stock declined 0.46% or $0.35 reaching $75.17 per share. The Birinyi Associates Inc holds 21,650 shares with $1.50M value, down from 28,100 last quarter. Deutsche Bank maintained Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) rating on Wednesday, October 7. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co to "Outperform" on Monday, September 12. Read More »