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Dems Hold Up Senate Amid GOP's Closed-Door Health Talks


Even so, lobbyists and lawmakers said final decisions had yet to be made on some issues, including how to make sure that health care tax subsidies Republicans would provide can not used to buy insurance that covers abortion. Yet we have not had one hearing. Republicans have been meeting behind closed doors for weeks trying to resolve their differences over tax credits, expansion of Medicaid, money for Planned Parenthood and other issues. Read More »

Hundreds attend funeral of Manchester Arena victim Olivia Campbell-Hardy


Mr Bearn said "It provides a glimpse and only a glimpse of Olivia". He shared an anecdote with the congregation inside and those gathered outside who could hear the service. Ahead of the service for Olivia there was a funeral procession, which included riders on scooters decorated with balloons and flags, as mourners paid a fitting tribute to a "girl with character and vitality". Read More »

Hamilton County coroner investigating Otto Warmbier's death

A China-based tour company says it will no longer take USA citizens to North Korea. The United States, South Korea and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. The company Mr Warmbier travelled with, China-based company Young Pioneer Tours, has announced it will no longer take visitors from the United States to the country. Read More »

Tech CEOs to Visit White House; Kushner Speaks

Trump in March signed an order to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions. President Trump's son-in-law has not done any interviews or spoken in public on behalf of the new administration, in inverse proportion to how much of the president's ear he has. Read More »

2 tropical systems pose no threat to Central Florida


The next two names for hurricanes are Bret and Cindy. The National Hurricane Center said potential tropical cyclone three has an 80 percent chance of formation over the next 48 hours of five days. Forecasters said the system will move inland by late Wednesday night or early Thursday, with slight strengthening possible. A storm surge between one and two feet above ground level is also possible for parts of the Louisiana coast, forecasters said, along with possible tornadoes ... Read More »

Phased fencing at Pak-Afghan border starts


The Pakistani army said in a statement on Tuesday that the first phase of fencing would focus on the northwestern tribal regions of Bajur, Mohmand and Khyber. The new fence will be chain-link with razor wire, according to pictures tweeted by the Pakistani army. The two countries share a 2,400-kilometer border known as the Durand Line, which Pakistan considers to be an worldwide border but Afghanistan has never recognized. Read More »

Pinay migrant worked saved from death row in UAE


Overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez has been saved from death row after a court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) acquitted her of murder charges. "We also thank the DFA for having graciously imparted directly to us the positive update", the organization said in a statement. "On behalf of the Dalquez family, we thank all supporters, migrants advocates and human rights defenders in the "Save Jennifer Dalquez" campaign". Read More »

BJP leader files complaint against journalist Rana Ayyub over tweet on Kovind

The Sena , which shares power at the Centre and in Maharashtra, has been in a love-hate relationship with the BJP. "He has selected Kovind", Thackeray said. Azad's meeting comes ahead of a JD-U meeting on Wednesday on the Presidential election . A security and threat analysis carried out by central security agencies favoured an armed security cover for the presidential candidate, who till now had a similar cover by virtue of being the Bihar governor. Read More »

'Ireland's interests are the Eu's interests' in Brexit talks, says Simon Coveney

Officials on both sides play down expectations for what can be achieved in one day. The bloc insists on making "sufficient progress" on all three issues before discussing a future trade deal with the UK. After Davis and Barnier met over lunch in the Commission's top floor dining rooms, their teams broke up into "working groups" that will be charged with handling specific areas of talks that the European Union expects to take place for a week every month. Read More »

United States sends supersonic bombers in show of force against N.Korea

He was salutatorian of his 2013 Wyoming High School class before attending the University of Virginia. The deployment of the bombers from the US Andersen air base on Guam island comes after the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who had been detained by North Korea previous year and repatriated last week in a comatose state. Read More »

Kentucky Attorney General Sues GOP Governor For The Fourth Time


In the lawsuit and a post on social media Tuesday, Beshear said Bevin's order ignored and rewrote laws passed by the state legislature that created the independent boards. Earlier this month, Rep. Bam Carney, Republican chair of the House Education Committee , expressed concern over Bevin's recent reorganization of the state education boards. Read More »

Nirbhaya Fund: Delhi buses to now have CCTV cameras


According to the government, the cost of the project, estimated to be around Rs 140 crore, would be borne from the Centre's Nirbhaya Fund. In his first budget speech as finance minister for the financial year 2015-16, deputy CM Manish Sisodia had moved a proposal in this regard. Read More »

United States warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky

That took place near the Syrian city of Taqba, which has been the focus of fighting as USA -sponsored ground forces advance on the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. "This comes at a time when the Syrian army and its allies were making clear advances in fighting the [Islamic State] terrorist group". Meanwhile Iran's military said Sunday that it has launched several medium range ballistic missiles into eastern Syria, targeting ISIS fighters in retaliation for twin attacks that rocked Tehran on June 7. Read More »

Coroner examining death of US student released by North Korea

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday said North Korea should swiftly return South Koreans and Americans detained in the reclusive nation and that Pyongyang had "a heavy responsibility" in the death of a USA university student. I believe it is quite clear that they have a heavy responsibility in the process that led to Mr. Warmbier's death. "I also urge North Korea to return these people to their families". Read More »

Engg seats: Anna varsity generates random numbers for 1.4L applicants


On Tuesday, random numbers used to prepare inter-se-merit, where more than one candidate has secured the same mark, were generated for all the applicants. "The engineering counselling begins once the medical counselling dates are clear". Higher education secretary Sunil Paliwal said 1,41,077 applications have been received by TNEA of which 88,778 are boys and 52,299 girls. Read More »

Projections: Macron party wins big in France


Major results of all available exit polls showed that LERM won up to 33.5 percent of votes, ahead of the conservatives which collected between 20.8 percent and 22 percent. Pollsters project Macron's alliance could win as many as three-quarters of the seats in the lower house after next week's second round of voting. The right-wing Republican party, which only at the start of this year had seemed on course to win the Presidency under Francois Fillon, will be nearly certainly be the main ... Read More »

Macron's party secures majority in French parliament


Jean-Luc Melenchon's new hard-left movement, France Unbowed, was projected to win around 19 seats. It gives the 39-year-old president one of France's biggest post-war majorities in what editorialist Alexis Brezet of the right-leaning daily Le Figaro called a "revolution". Read More »

One held for raping 7-year-old

A 20-year-old auto-rickshaw driver has been arrested on the charge of raping a 7-year-old girl in a village on the Delhi-Gurugram border, police said on Tuesday. Twenty police teams were formed and a manhunt was launched. We got a sketch of him made and circulated prinouts of it among locals. The accused was arrested within eight hours of his act and is now under custody. Read More »

US says it downed Iran-made drone in Syria


The launch of surface-to-surface, medium-range missiles into Syria's Deir el-Zour province comes as Islamic State militants fleeing a US -led coalition onslaught increasingly try to fortify their positions there. That attack marked the first to hit Iran, shocking its residents who believed the chaos engulfing the rest of the Middle East would not find them in the Shiite-majority nation. Read More »

Company offering shocked Pres. Trump one-piece swimsuit


Unlike Donald and Ivanka Trump's fashion lines, however, this swimsuit is actually made in the USA, so at least there's that. "I'd rather never go to the beach then wear that", a commenter said. The suit is on sale for Dollars 49.95 by the California clothing company Beloved Shirts and can not be returned or exchanged. There are muscle tanks and T-shirts featuring a close-up of his face , a series of tops, a wall tapestry featuring Trump as the shark from Jaws , and a T-shirt featuring ... Read More »

Turkey FM in Doha as United Nations 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis


The emirate is facing the second week of severe economic and diplomatic sanctions, led by Saudi Arabia and its regional allies, over accusations it funds terrorist groups, a charge Qatar denies. This is despite US President Donald Trump's recent criticism of Qatar for supporting terrorism. Doha also announced that its navy was to take part in a joint naval exercise with USA vessels, which arrived in Qatar on Wednesday. Read More »

BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options


The saffron party has maintained a unusual secrecy over the choice of its candidate, baffling not just the Opposition but also some allies. The Parliamentary Board may authorise Amit Shah to take a call in this regard. India's ruling coalition has announced its candidate for a presidential election, choosing a man who has championed the rights of India's Dalits amid protests by so-called "lower castes". Read More »

Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico upgraded to Tropical Storm Cindy


This storm will have a small window to strengthen before running into a wall of high wind shear by the middle of the week, which will eventually lead to its demise in the central Caribbean. Regardless of the eventual track, the system will send abundant tropical moisture up into Alabama and Georgia, leaving us with ample opportunity for daily showers and thunderstorms. Read More »