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Trump Taunts Democrats For Losing Special Elections

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Trump said the Republicans are 5-0 for special election victories, a number which appears to include the first round of the Georgia sixth Congressional district's special election that lead to Tuesday night's runoff. Republican Ralph Norman won in SC, defeating Democrat Archie Parnell. "The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", Cunningham tweeted . They argue it shows their chances are good of retaking control of the House in next year's midterm elections. Read More »

S.Korean President condoles death of USA student released by Pyongyang

Doctors last week described Warmbier's condition upon his return June 13 as a state of " unresponsive wakefulness " and said he suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. It is unclear if the USA would be open to talks with North Korea. Whether that treatment included rotten food, risky pharmaceuticals and neglectful medical treatment, or brutal beatings that finally put Warmbier into a coma , North Korea is responsible for Warmbier's death . Read More »

Handel looks to unify voters after crucial Congressional win

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Handel will now serve out the remaining term of Tom Price , who resigned his Congressional seat to become Trump's HHS Secretary. Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. It has not been an easy year for the Democrats. It was enough to help Handel raise more than $5 million, not a paltry sum in a congressional race, but only about a fifth of Ossoff's fundraising haul. Read More »

One Almost-Certain Risk for Investors in the Health-Care Bill

Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Sen. "It's my job to find 50 votes, and we're going to have 50 votes", No. 2 Senate Republican leader John Cornyn of Texas said Tuesday. The Senate proposal cuts off Medicaid expansion more gradually than the House bill , but would enact deeper long-term cuts to the health-care program for low-income Americans. Read More »

Defence lifts Syria air strike suspension

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This comes less than 3 weeks after a similar incident and just days after the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet. In another sign of increasing friction between the US -led coalition and the force backing President Bashar Assad, a U.S. The 48-hour truce that had started there at noon Saturday was supposed to be extended. He is blaming the government for the truce's collapse. Daraa is where the March 2011 uprising against the Assad family's four-decade rule began. Read More »

US Satellites Detect Activity at North Korea Nuke Test Site

Warmbier's return and death occurred as the Trump administration was rethinking the US approach to North Korea , considering opening contacts with Pyongyang, while also stepping up pressure on China to do more to curb its ally's missile and nuclear programs. Read More »

What happened to Otto Warmbier? Ex-detainee believes torture possible

The United States has demanded North Korea release three other U.S. citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song. A tweet from President Donald Trump on Tuesday hinted at a change in direction on North Korea policy. Jack Reed, D-R.I., the ranking member, at the start of a hearing at the Capitol in Washington today. Read More »

China admitted to MSCI emerging markets Index

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Global equity indexes provider MSCI announced Tuesday that beginning in June 2018, it will include China A-shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index and the MSCI ACWI Index . An estimated $1.6 trillion in assets around the world were benchmarked to the MSCI Emerging Markets Index as of the end of June 2016. While the inclusion is unlikely to have much of an impact on share prices in the short term, it is still hugely symbolic and a sign that China's efforts to improve its ... Read More »

GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

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This is a bill that does not serve the American people, the public interest, or basic human decency. "I think this will be about as transparent as it can be", McConnell added. The Republican majority in the US Senate is about to reveal a new healthcare bill, one less brutal than the one proposed by the House of Representatives, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Read More »

What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

Republican Karen Handel won a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, US media projected, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump's presidency. Read More »

US confirms killing of top Islamic State cleric

The IRGC fired six medium-range surface-to-surface missiles into ISIS bases in Syria's Deir Ezzur on Sunday in retaliation to twin terrorist attacks in the Iranian capital Tehran , claiming lives of 17 people and injuring 56 others. Rouhani said the U.S. has hatched different plots against Iran over the past 40 years, stressing that the new USA administration should know the Iranian people would not remain silent and would give an appropriate response to any threats. Read More »

Russia ease to 2-0 Confederations Cup win over New Zealand

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New Zealand's Michael Boxall got a touch on the ball and was credited with an own goal. New Zealand , now 95th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings, secured their place at the Confederations Cup by defeating Papua New Guinea - on penalties - in last year's OFC Championship. Read More »

The IBM Retirement Fund Reduces Stake in DISH Network Corporation (DISH)

Among 23 analysts covering Visa Inc. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.09. The stock increased 3.40% or $0.12 on June 19, reaching $3.65. The share price of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) was down -2.68% during the last trading session, with a day high of 65.06. The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite ... Read More »

Russia-US meeting canceled over sanctions

A planned round of talks aimed at resolving issues between the two countries was supposed to take place in St. Petersburg. U.S. Undersecretary of State Thomas Shannon and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov were set to meet in St. Read More »

Manchin: Republican Healthcare Bill 'Devastating' for W.Va.

The Senate's internal deliberations have taken place nearly entirely behind closed doors, shrouding the entire process in mystery. Cooper will have decide whether to veto the measure he's already criticized for spending too little on public education and for cutting income taxes again for the wealthy and corporations. Read More »

Trump is officially under investigation. How did we get here?

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On Thursday, Trump took aim at the report special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating the president for obstruction of justice . Rosenstein , who appointed Mueller special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation last month, testified to lawmakers Tuesday that he has seen no evidence of good cause to fire Mueller and that he is confident that Mueller will have "the full independence he needs" to investigate thoroughly. Read More »

'Obstruction doesn't work': Trump gloats after Democrats lose Georgia special election

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Probably the most humiliating thing about the Georgia loss is that tactically there wasn't much else they could have done. Political commentator Tucker Carlson nailed it: "Democrats still have no idea why they keep losing elections ". The " Trump's worst nightmare ", candidate was out of touch with the state he was bidding to represent. Are there lessons to be learned? What exactly it is, and whether they can fix it, will be debated in the weeks and months ahead. Read More »

Portugal is close to containing wildfire that killed 64

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An Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica (INEM) helicopter is on its way to the scene, TVI reports , cited by Publico . Meanwhile, a separate fire, in the village of Gois further north, was very worrying, Victor Vaz Pinto, commander of the civil protection agency, said. Read More »

Majority still skeptical about House health plan

The experimental treatment worked; doctors find no evidence of cancer in Seykora's body. AHCA is the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare . He asked that the Senate be "more generous". The group says Vermonters oppose the bill "by a 3-to-1 margin and (it) is the single least popular piece of federal legislation in decades". Read More »

Trump to Announce Changes to Cuba Policy

The new policies will prohibit doing business with institutions controlled by Cuban military or intelligence and will end the "people to people" travel program, which the Obama administration laxly enforced and essentially allowed tourism . Read More »

Trump scolds Qatar as Tillerson seeks to ease crisis

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I won't name other countries, but we are not done solving the problem, but we will solve that problem. Islamic world, already badly and hopelessly divided as per the designs of anti-Islamic world is further split now with Arab nation Qatar being cut off by other Arab nations. Read More »

Champs-Elysees attacker 'had Polish roots'

Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a auto laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence. France's anti-terrorism prosecutor immediately opened an investigation into the incident. Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the man's vehicle was carrying weapons and explosives that could have caused the blast. Read More »