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Status quo in Karabakh conflict zone unsustainable

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The co-chairs' visit to the region has caused public outcry. He added that although Azerbaijan supports the work of the co-chairs, the result is obvious. The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts. Read More »

United States military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria

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Syrian and Iranian-backed ground forces also have been gathering in the desert region. The development comes as tensions rise in Syria with Russian Federation and Iran sending US warnings. On Monday, a day after the downing of the Syrian plane, Russian Federation threatened aircraft from the USA -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the downing. Read More »

Nassau legislator accused of assaulting girlfriend

Police said Solage and his girlfriend, who have a 3-year-old child together, were arguing over missing marijuana, WCBS 880's Sophia Hall reported. "We can not look the other way, and while this investigation continues, legislator Solages should do the right and honorable thing and step down immediately", said fellow Nassau County legislator Denise Ford. Read More »

Mysterious streaks in sky likely from failed missile intercept t

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Late last month in a first of its kind test, the US military successfully shot down an intercontinental ballistic missile target in outer space using an interceptor missile launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Block IIIA guided missile is launched from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test over the Pacific Ocean in 2014. Read More »

Apparent Road-Rage Crash in Santa Clarita Captured on Cellphone Video

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The passenger who shot the video said he started recording when a gray sedan inadvertently cut off a passing motorcyclist. The incident continued to escalate between the two motorists so Traber chose to start recording on his cellphone. "Pretty intense, so I'm just glad that the guy's OK. He was seen kicking the vehicle", CHP Officer Josh Greengard told KNBC-TV. Officers from the California Highway Patrol are looking for a rogue motorcyclist whose anger nearly caused a deadly crash in ... Read More »

Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

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The bill, if passed into law, would sharply reduce financial aid that now helps millions of people obtain health coverage, while at the same time offering a tax break to primarily wealthy Americans. And for reproductive rights advocates, that might be the first piece of good news to come out of the controversial health care bill. With this approach that sticks a little closer to existing law, McConnell is hoping to win over Republicans in states that embraced parts of the ACA, like Lisa ... Read More »

Pence retains outside legal aid, amid special counsel investigation

Vice President Mike Pence has hired McGuireWoods chairman Richard Cullen to represent him in the congressional and special counsel's investigations into Russian influence. Paul Trible , a member of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal, and his work for Rep. M. Caldwell Butler , a key Republican vote on the House Judiciary Committee who voted in favor of impeaching Richard Nixon during Watergate. Read More »

Dem: Pelosi more toxic than Trump in some areas of the country

On today's MTP Daily , Chuck Todd took a look at a political figure he said may have loomed larger than President Trump in the Georgia special election last night: Nancy Pelosi . The Ohio lawmaker argued that the Democratic Party had lost touch with the working class. "We clearly need to have the right message and the right messengers to show the American people that we can help and that we have a vision, that we have a plan". Read More »

U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

The death this week of an American university student held prisoner for 17 months by North Korea left OH municipal worker Jeffrey Fowle shaken. The US side is expected to press China to cooperate on a further toughening of worldwide sanctions on North Korea. Read More »

FIrst look at the Senate health bill

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They indicated that the legislation would also be available to the public Thursday morning, though it's unclear exactly how it is being released. Senate Republicans have not revealed details of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare, but that didn't stop a group of protesters from gathering on Wednesday at Sen. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy weakens; child dies from log in surf

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A Tornado Watch was issued Wednesday night portions of southern Alabama, the western Florida Panhandle, and southern MS and coastal waters until 3 a.m. If only there were more customers, she said. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky. Read More »

United States shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement

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Russian Federation backs Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran also supports, while the US -led coalition is aligned with groups that oppose the Assad regime and ISIS. The Iranian-made Shahed 129 is the same type that was shot down earlier this month after it dropped a "dud" munition near a patrol being carried out by coalition troops and local forces. Read More »

Republicans in US Senate unveil health care bill to replace Obamacare

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't see a problem. "We believe we can do better than the Obamacare status quo, and we fully intend to do so", said McConnell. Thirteen GOP senators have been meeting behind closed doors - angering Democrats and even many fellow Republicans - as they try to amend the House's version of the health care reform bill. Read More »

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

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Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. Negotiations started in a small working group of senators, but the drafting process was between top Republican staffers in Senate Majority Leader McConnell's office and relevant committees. Read More »

May goes to Brussels to tackle expatriate issue

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The clear lead that she enjoyed before calling the election should have translated into a sizeable majority. "Households will realise that their living standards are falling and they will have to adjust their spending habits", Soros said. Read More »

Chuck Schumer invites GOP to open talks on health care

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The bill also calls for an $880 billion cut to Medicaid . Moderate GOP senators have been pushing to ease those efforts. The Senate version of the GOP health care bill is expected to be unveiled soon. Tom MacArthur, R-N.J. No, this is not the best way to do health care . And it would stop federal payments to Planned Parenthood for preforming checkups, sexually transmitted disease tests or cancer screenings - not because that would reduce the cost of health care , but because ... Read More »

Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

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Mueller was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to discuss his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. The top Democrat on the committee criticized the Federal Bureau of Investigation for withholding that information. Read More »

Angel Di Maria handed one-year suspended jail term for tax fraud

Basel's Taulant Xhaka, left, challenges for the ball with PSG's Angel Di Maria during the Champions League group A soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Basel at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Oct. Di Maria is most well known in England for his single season at Manchester United , when he largely flopped after becoming the club's record signing at £59.7m from Real Madrid . Read More »

Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines

The subsidies enabling low-income people to buy private health insurance are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the U.S. Democrats accuse Republicans of sabotaging Obamacare, and say the Republican bill will make healthcare unaffordable for poorer Americans while cutting taxes for the wealthy. Read More »

U.S. shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone, military says

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A defense official also said that it was an act of self-defense as the drone was armed and within a range of striking US-led coalition troops. An F-15E Strike Eagle on Tuesday shot down an armed drone belonging to the Syrian regime that was advancing on coalition forces in the southern part of the country, U.S. Read More »

Woman found slain in MA home; man under arrest

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Wednesday for an unresponsive female, and when they arrived they found the body of Leah Penny , 31. The victim was identified by Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Police investigating the suspicious death said they believe Ryan Power , 32, of Malden , left the home Tuesday night following an altercation with Penny. Read More »

Senate Republicans set to unveil their Trumpcare bill

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Republican senators are meeting in a Senate room to hear from their leadership about what's included in their ObamaCare repeal bill, which is expected to be publicly revealed later today. The Senate bill also takes a more gradual cut to Medicaid expansion while making deeper long-term cuts, according to the Post . Several weeks of negotiations over the bill have been plagued by tensions between moderates and conservatives. Read More »

The high cost of displacement due to war, violence

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, almost 66 million people were forcibly displaced from their homes a year ago as a result of persecution , violence and human rights violations. The conflict in Syria was the world's biggest producer of refugees (5.5 million). In 2016, war-ravaged South Sudan joined the list when approximately 737,400 people fled the country after peace efforts broke down in July. Read More »

Trump Tweetstorm Disputes Russian Interference in 2016 Election

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Special counsel Robert Mueller was later named to lead the investigation, and The Washington Post reported that Mueller is considering investigating Trump for obstruction of justice because he fired Comey. Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, says his concerns about a cyberattack against US election systems grew during the summer of 2016. Read More »