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Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed


Davis gave Barnier a book about hiking. He said those were the rights of expatriate citizens and problems of a new EU-UK border, notably cutting across Ireland. Currently, almost half of its exports go to European Union countries. Britain now appears to have given in on the EU's insistence that the negotiations first focus on three key divorce issues, before moving on to the future EU-UK relationship and a possible trade deal. Read More »

US Calls On China To Put More Pressure On North Korea

The family of Otto Warmbier , an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from prison in a coma, declined an autopsy, leaving his cause of death a medical mystery for now. North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs are likely to head the agenda. The 22-year-old was returned to the US last week in a condition described by doctors as "unresponsive wakefulness". Read More »

Trump's AHCA Flip-Flop May Sabotage His Party's Obamacare Replacement Plan


And this is, make no mistake, this is a repeal and replace of Obamacare. "Trump also complained that there are no Democrats who support the GOP health care bill ", added Meyers. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. That measure, the American Health Care Act , would among other things replace Obamacare's subsidies with a system of tax credits and cut about $1 trillion in taxes over 10 years - including a 3.8% investment tax on wealthy Americans. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to 'fair condition,' beginning rehabilitation


The message from congressman Steve Scalise of Louisiana on Sunday says: "Steve's greatest joy is being a father to Madison and Harrison, and a husband to Jennifer". Scalise's security detail and other police officers shot and killed the assailant, James Hodgkinson of IL, who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and other Republicans over social media. Read More »

Trump using Trump hotel to hold Trump re-election fundraiser


Trump's campaign director, Michael Glassner , confirmed the location to the Associated Press on Wednesday. Attending the dinner next week will cost individual donors $35,000, according to the Washington Examiner . Trump's reelection campaign officially launched on Inauguration Day when he filed with the Federal Election Commission . Trump has since distanced himself from the finances of the hotel, but critics have said the president's business ties create conflicts of interest ... Read More »

New, stricter fire restrictions at Coconino National Forest


Even though forest officials had prohibited campfires starting June 15, they found 34 abandoned campfires last weekend. The exception is in "camping corridors" where vehicles are allowed to leave a Forest Road for up to 300 feet and areas outside camping corridors where vehicles can leave the Forest Road for up to 30 feet. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy Claims 10 Year-Old Boy

The center of the storm is projected to make landfall sometime Thursday morning over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana. Vehicles navigate past waves and debris washing over State Highway 87 as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Wednesday, June 21, 2017 , in High Island, Texas. Read More »

Crapo-backed Russian Federation sanctions bill passes Senate


White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the Trump administration was "committed to existing sanctions against Russia" but was "still reviewing the new Russian Federation sanctions amendment ". The legislation will now be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration. In a 98-2 vote, the Senate approved tougher measures against Iran's ballistic missile program , due to the country's support for terrorist groups and its record on human rights. Read More »

Redskins are 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's ruling on disparaging trademarks


On Monday, the high court struck down the Lanham Act , a law that's prohibited trademarks from being awarded to certain entities because of terms that people might deem disparaging. The Supreme Court has now affirmed the lower appeals court's opinion , which is also potentially welcome news for the NFL's Washington Redskins , whose own marks were canceled for being disparaging to Native Americans. Read More »

Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

The seasons come and go really fast. A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10 . Sunshine mixing with clouds; very warm this afternoon, but not humid. Chance of showers or a storm. We could see some showers and storms push in Thursday night, but the models are not agreeing. It will be muggy with highs in the upper-70s. Read More »

US shoots down Iranian attack drone in FIRING RANGE of American troops


On June 6, the coalition "destroyed" pro-Syrian regime forces who had advanced beyond a de-confliction zone near At Tanf. The drone was assessed to be armed and in firing range of US troops. "ADF force protection is regularly reviewed in response to a range of potential threats", the Defence statement said. "We have never had a coherent Syrian strategy", said one U.S. Read More »

Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled


Thin air makes it more hard for planes to lift and land safely. A high of 121 degrees was expected in Palm Springs this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, while a regional heat wave was not expected to die down until Thursday. Read More »

Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning: NHC


Cindy is not expected to strengthened as it approaches land and will lose strength shortly after landfall. Rough seas also led to the rescue of a shrimp trawler in danger of sinking off the coast of Texas. Unsafe hide tides and rip currents are expected. Officials there decided against calling an evacuation but said in a statement that anyone who wanted to head for the mainland should do so as early as possible because water might eventually cover low-lying parts of the only route off the ... Read More »

New Head of Federal Student Aid Announced


Wayne Johnson as the "Founder, Chairman and former CEO" of a payments technology company called First Performance Corporation. Rather, DeVos praised a dissertation Johnson, 61, completed previous year through a weekend PhD program at Mercer University in Atlanta. Read More »

Arianna Huffington pushing for Sheryl Sandberg to become Uber's next CEO


June 8 - Recode publishes an embarrassing leaked email from 2013 , in which Kalanick weighed in on everything from workers having sex with fellow employees, to puking, while on a business trip to Miami. Alexander was sacked earlier this month. Nevertheless, few think it's likely Sandberg would move to such a post given her long history and success at Facebook - and despite her close friendship with Huffington. Read More »

Senate plan would halt Obamacare penalties and taxes

If they did, they would conduct their legislative process in the light of day. Maria Cantwell of Washington , the panel's senior Democrat. Barrasso added that the Senate is "writing our own bill", distancing it from the House version that President Donald Trump called "mean" last week. Read More »

Jeff Sessions hires private attorney


Sessions hired Cooper after other senior White House officials and found outside counsel to deal with issues related to the investigation of Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. Sessions joins other high-ranking members of the Trump administration in retaining their own lawyers as special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate claims of collusion between Russian Federation and Trump associates during the 2016 campaign. Read More »

Michigan State to up tuition rates for coming academic year


In-state juniors and seniors will see an increase of 3.8 percent, or $19.75 per credit hour. Tuition for in-state freshmen and sophomore undergraduate students will increase by 2.8%, or $13.25 more per credit hour. MSU's initiative comes days after the University of MI also increased tuition and announced a financial aid program that will make tuition free for resident undergraduate students whose families earn $65,000 a year or less. Read More »

Puppy saved from 133-degree vehicle in Riverside


The interior temperature had reached 133 degrees by the time the canine was rescued, according to Welsh, who said the dog had been in the auto for at least 30 minutes. John Welsh, public information officer for the animal services department, said: 'I mean, this is hell for a little puppy'. The car's window was slightly open, so officers were able to use a set of tongs, normally for controlling reptiles, to open the door without breaking the glass. Read More »

Dem Rep Ryan: Democratic Party Has a 'Toxic National Brand'

Sabato, who heads the University of Virginia Center for Politics, said he heard from several senior Democrats Tuesday night who were less than pleased with Pelosi's impact on the Georgia race. "It's more Democrats and the press that very much wanted to make this about something other than the voters of the 6 District ", she said. "I don't think when people vote, they vote based on leadership in Washington ", said Rep. Read More »

Planes grounded by extreme heat in Phoenix, Arizona


The National Weather Service said temperatures rose to a scorching 118 degrees on Monday and was forecast to reach 120 degrees on Tuesday and 118 again on Wednesday. But they're big. Manufacturing giants Boeing and Airbus both have planes for long-haul flights that can handle temperatures as high as 126 or 127 degrees . Read More »

Uber to allow tipping for drivers!


Uber says its tipping , like everything else with the service, will be handled seamlessly within the app used to book the ride. The San Francisco-based startup said it plans to add more cities over the next few weeks and is aiming to make tipping available to all USA drivers by the end of July . Read More »

Protests Target "Secret" Health Care Plan

Democrats on Wednesday played down the outcome in what have been heavily Republican districts. Senate Republicans have been working behind closed doors for weeks on legislation aimed at repealing and replacing major portions of the Affordable Care Act , former Democratic President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, popularly known as Obamacare. Read More »

US Supreme Court tackles Wis. political boundaries

Supreme Court justices won't hear the arguments in the Wisconsin until the fall, but the case has already taken on a distinctly ideological, if not partisan, tone. Justice Anthony Kennedy has always agreed with the conservatives that the particular redistricting plan before them should not be struck down , but he has always been with the moderates in stating that the federal courts could get involved in the issue if there were some "judicially discernible and manageable standard" ... Read More »

What We Know About the GOP Senate Health Bill

Sen. A majority of those Republicans say they now support the compromise bill, while many Democrats remain opposed. "We have to act, and we are", McConnell said. But as of now, victory is not guaranteed and he stopped short of definitely scheduling the vote for next week. The Senate is trying to correct the House's version of the bill that gives tax credits based on age. Read More »