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Senate Votes Up Anti-Russia Sanctions

The Senate-passed sanctions bill also converts existing penalties against Moscow into law, potentially making them more hard to remove, and prevents the Trump administration from returning two Russian diplomatic compounds seized in December by the Obama administration as punishment for alleged electoral disruption. Read More »

Body of man who went missing along SE Texas coast found

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Varon Snelgrove. However, when he came up he was unable to locate Jacob. In fact, Snelgrove made mention of this in his press release. A wade fisherman contacted Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders to report that he and Sedowski had been pulled under by strong currents while wade fishing at 8:12 a.m. Read More »

Trump Suggests Tape Saga Was About Trying to Keep Comey Honest

James Comey better hope that there are no " tapes " of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press! The comments of both Trump and Spicer on the intent of the tapes raises the specter of witness intimidation . The saga began in May, just days after Trump fired Comey , who was then leading an investigation into contacts before and after the election between the president's campaign and Russian officials. Read More »

GOP sen criticizes Senate healthcare bill in op-ed

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Trump's contradictory statements about the bill - a saving grace for America one moment and "mean" the next - mirror the split among Senate Republicans about how to improve health care in the United States. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, a doctor and one of roughly 13 Republican senators who crafted the bill in closed-door sessions, strongly disagreed with Durbin's assessment. Read More »

Travel ban, church-state case await action by Supreme Court

Supreme Court has ruled against a Wisconsin family in a property-rights case, thus making it easier for government officials to restrict development in environmentally vulnerable places. "Although the outcome was not what we had hoped for, we believe our case will demonstrate the importance of taking a stand and protecting property rights through the court system when necessary". Read More »

Rock Hill police investigating homicide; one wounded

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The man died and the woman received a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to the police department. North Little Rock police arrested a man accused of pointing a firearm at a victim and taking money and a phone, according to a police report. Read More »

No Eid celebration at White House

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It's not the first time the administration has broken the White House's Ramadan tradition. Thomas Jefferson was the first president noted in history to host Itfar in 1805 with an invitation to the dinner stating 'Dinner will be on the table precisely at sun-set - ' the invitation read. Read More »

White House forgoes Ramadan dinner for first time in two decades

Hailing the Eid as a great festival of Muslim solidarity, the president called on Islamic countries to join hands to settle the differences and tackle woes such as poverty, extremism, immorality, violence and terrorism. On the social media running a trend of selfies. In India, after seeing the moon in the sky they break their Rozas and celebrates the Eid. The Chief Minister appealed to people not to forget the orphans, widows, destitute and all those who suffered during the nearly 30-year ... Read More »

Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics

Dick Durbin said that the Senate GOP health care bill cuts taxes for the rich on the backs of the poor during an interview with Fox News Sunday. "It would be so great if the Democrats and Republicans could get together, wrap their arms around it and come up with something that everybody's happy with", the president said. Read More »

Spokeswoman: Trump thinks election hacking 'probably was Russia'

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What he said was that he was not aware of efforts by Mr Trump or his campaign to collude with Russian Federation beyond what the intelligence community already knows. "It's all a big Dem scam and excuse for losing the election!", Trump added. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said Wednesday that the USA move wasn't constructive and warned of possible retaliation. Read More »

Car Fleeing Police Strikes Bicyclist Near Penn Station

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The passenger was taken in for questioning and eventually caught up with the driver one block away and arrested him, police said. Police say around 7:30 p.m. The driver hit a cyclist near Penn Station and was rushed to the hospital and remains in serious condition. The victim is in serious but stable condition. Read More »

Gunman Who Attacked Republican Lawmakers Acted Alone

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But the list lacked any context and the F.B.I. said a review of computer searches showed he had only done a cursory search of two of those members of Congress. The shooter who attacked a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, last week carried a list with the names of six members of Congress, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday, adding that the incident had no connection to terrorism and the shooter acted alone. Read More »

Bruno Mars to open BET Awards

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Along with the humanitarian award , Chance was also named best new artist . But no one was really prepared for how they'd give him the award, including Chance himself. For thirty-five years, y'all have stuck with us. El DeBarge and Kamasi Washignton performed "Careless Whisper" in honor George Michael, who died previous year on Christmas Day, while Janelle Monae collaborator Roman GianArthur excitedly sang "Johnny B. Read More »

Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

Modi, who is now in the United States on a two-day tour, will meet President Donald Trump for the first time on Monday. There was a lot of uncertainty heading into this but it may be lifting. Some commentators have suggested Mr Modi and Mr Trump should have a natural affinity, having both risen to power in part by castigating the traditional ruling elite while offering a strongly nationalistic vision. Read More »

Senate Republicans reluctant to rush vote on healthcare bill

Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", (BCRA), its version of legislation to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Heller said he spoke with Senate Republican leaders and Vice President Mike Pence on Friday morning. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said. Read More »

Trump optimistic on health care; some doubtful

Jost isn't sure how much they'll be able to figure out about this issue by Thursday, when the Senate is expected to vote on the bill. The Democratic presidential nominee's Twitter account shared a study Friday afternoon from a progressive think tank, the Center for American Progress, predicting that the Senate bill could lead to between 18,000 and 27,000 additional deaths in 2026 if those people have no coverage. Read More »

Rangers power up for big lead, hold off Yankees

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Lucie, Florida. Pineda's ERA ballooned from 3.56 to 4.12 with Sunday's implosion. The Rangers improved to 11-5 over their past 16 games. Before Gregorius' single, he almost hit a three-run homer, missing it by a few feet down the right-field line. Read More »

Rodriguez, Theroux lead the way for Beloit

The home run by Barrera scored Edwin Diaz and was the game's last scoring play. Clinton plated two more in the seventh to increase its advantage to 6-2. Opposing starter Lane Ratliff (1-1) took the loss in the Midwest League game after a rough outing in which he allowed four runs and five hits over 3 1/3 innings. Read More »

The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Offensive Trademarks

But then a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the law violates the First Amendment's guarantee of free speech. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a law that bans offensive terminology in trademarks, vindicating an embattled rock band and possibly a football team fighting to maintain its controversial name. Read More »

Local Senators React To Senate GOP Health Care Bill

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So it would basically erode the ability of states to pay for their Medicaid programs. Trump bemoaned the lack of bipartisanship in Washington, having belittled prominent Democrats himself. That dropped to 55 percent in June. The plan keeps some popular parts of Obamacare. I'm tempted to say that it's rare for any bill to have promised so much harm; I'm sure the bill's advocates would disagree, but it's hard to see how that isn't the case. Read More »

Iran MoD hopes for peace on Eid al-Fitr

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Libyan men take photos as Muslim worshippers gather at the Martyrs´ Square in the capital Tripoli to perform Eid-ul-Fitr prayers on June 25, 2017 to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramazan. "Having done this, on Eid-ul-Fitr, everyone who has fasted may face the year ahead with renewed strength, greater understanding and universal goodwill". Read More »