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Markelle Fultz goes No. 1 to 76ers

With the No. 15 pick, the Blazers took small forward Justin Jackson out of North Carolina. While previously teams could only flex players at the bottom of their roster to the G League to get additional playing time, these new contracts will essentially allow the team to redshirt players who need additional seasoning in-house, instead of sending them to play overseas. Read More »

Amid criticism, Nancy Pelosi says she's 'confident' most Democrats have her back

The Democratic frustration follows two special election defeats Tuesday. In over a decade leading House Democrats, into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. Trump was not as deep as Democrats were counting on. According to Atlantic monthly , "Compared with November's results, the GOP margins of victory declined from almost 16 points to 6 in Montana, 23 points to less than 4 in Georgia , 21 points to 3 in SC, and 31 to ... Read More »

'I don't have tapes of conversation with Comey'

Appearing before the Senate earlier this month, Mr Comey confirmed he had been asked by the President to "let go" any possible prosecution of Mr Flynn for misleading the Federal Bureau of Investigation about his conversations with the Russian ambassador. Read More »

Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame


However, he arrived in the a coma and died soon after. The former National Basketball Association player's latest visit coincided with the secretive nation's release of American tourist Otto Warmbier , who was returned to the US after nearly a year and a half in captivity. Read More »

Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting


The unemployed former home inspector from Belleville, Illinois, was known to have anger management issues, was running out of money and on prescription medication before the attack, Slater said. "The morning of the shooting , a witness reported Hodgkinson asking them, 'Is this the Republican or Democrat baseball team?' When the witness responded that it was a Republican event, Hodgkinson reportedly remained at the baseball field". Read More »

US Senate Republicans unveil latest healthcare reform Bill, but fate uncertain

By posting a almost 1,000 word critique on facebook , Obama wrote "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party ". The House has passed a version that Trump initially celebrated but later reportedly called "mean." Right now, she pays less than $10 a month thanks to her Medicaid coverage that she is afraid to lose. Read More »

Donald Tusk channels John Lennon in pitch to United Kingdom at European Union summit


British Prime Minister Theresa May is due to praise the good atmosphere at Monday's Brexit talks, and explain how to protect the rights of citizens hit by Britain's departure. The Brexit secretary said there was "much common ground" between the two sides on the issue of European Union nationals. "One aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the United Kingdom, building careers and lives and contributing so much to our society". Read More »

Friends, family to farewell Otto Warmbier


President Donald Trump on Tuesday told reporters that it was a "disgrace what happened to Otto", a University of Virginia undergraduate. Like other high-ranking U.S. Thornton said the US will be seeking " concrete cooperation" with China on getting North Korea to abandon its nuclear and missile programs and return to negotiations. Read More »

Bring software industries to Bengal: Mamata to Bengali diaspora


We have our land bank and introduced e-governance. "There is transparency and credentiality", she said. Banerjee on Monday left for the Netherlands where she was to address the Public Service Day of United Nations today at Hague. She concluded saying she hoped to meet those present at today's meet at the next Bengal Global Business Summit. She also appealed to Dutch investors, along with Italian and German industrialists, to invest in the state. Read More »

Theresa May: EU citizens offer 'very fair,' 'very serious'

However, May's election gamble spectacularly backfired. May made the UK's position on citizen rights clear to the European heads of state and government at Thursday's dinner session, but the EU-27 will have to wait until the full paper is tabled at the House of Commons next week, in order to have all details in handy. Read More »

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis


In an exclusive interview with Anadolu Agency on Wednesday, Nihat Zeybekci said that Turkey will continue to help Qatar with the hope that the Gulf crisis will end soon. "The more that time goes by, the more doubt is raised about the actions taken by Saudi Arabia and the UAE". US officials denied the statement marked a shift in their position, but it does mark a break with Trump's previous statements on the crisis, in which he appeared to take Saudi Arabia's side over Qatar's. Read More »

Inspired by John Lennon, EU's Donald Tusk 'imagines' no Brexit

Speaking over dinner at the Brussels summit, Mrs May told leaders of the other 27 European Union nations: "The UK's position represents a fair and serious offer and one aimed at giving as much certainty as possible to citizens who have settled in the UK, building careers and lives and contributing so much to our society". Read More »

Mourners Gather In Wyoming, Ohio, For Funeral Of Otto Warmbier

The United States said Wednesday that China has a responsibility to exert much greater pressure on North Korea to prevent escalating tensions with a government that ignores the law and "provokes and provokes and provokes". In April, Xi Jinping and Trump met at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, to discuss China- U.S. trade and what to do about North Korea. Opponents of a ban say it would simply help North Korea shut out the outside world. Read More »

Russia fires missiles from Mediterranean at IS in Syria


If confirmed, Mattis' statement on the weapons being taken back once the Raqqa fight is over conflict with recent comments made by officials of the USA -led coalition against IS. "Bashar is not our enemy, he is the enemy of the Syrian people". Macron dismissed the "neoconservatism" of intervention imported to France over the last decade, hailing non-intervention in Iraq, regretting intervention in Libya, and making clear that he would not allow Syria to follow the road of a failed state. Read More »

Barack Obama attacks the 'fundamental meanness' of Republican healthcare plan

The short answer: a little. As with the House bill, the Senate proposal also allows insurance companies to charge older people five times more than younger people - under the ACA, that ratio is 3 to 1. The Senate bill will also need support from conservative members, like Sen. For example, the legislation as released includes a one-year ban on Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. Read More »

Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections


Kathleen Rice of NY reiterated her call that it was time for Pelosi to step aside. Democrats are left to wonder whether they should have poured resources into the SC race instead. Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington . Read More »

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Under Obamacare , tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who purchase insurance on the exchanges. It also makes cuts to Medicaid payments and keeps some protections for people with pre-existing conditions . "On top of that, the bill would destroy the Medicaid program, which more than 70 million Americans rely on". Read More »

U.S. 'downs Iran-made drone' over Syria


It added that a June 8 incident occurred in the same area where another armed pro-regime drone dropped ammunition near Coalition forces before it was shot down . That warning came after the U.S. shot down a Syrian military plane. The jihadists are under major pressure in Syria and neighbouring Iraq . The U.S. Read More »

Daly eyes unexpected Lions Test spot

On Saturday it was Maro Itoje and Peter O'Mahony in particular who played themselves into serious contention for starting roles against the All Blacks, while Leigh Halfpenny's metronomic boot was a reassuring sight on a tour that has seen the usually-dependable Owen Farrell be less than impressive from the dead ball. Read More »

Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Pennsylvania has taken advantage of the more generous federal subsidy for Medicaid under Obama's law and expanded the program to another 700,000 people, largely low-income working adults. They both eliminate the individual mandate , slash Medicaid , and eliminate a 3.8% tax on investment income above $200,000 that is a key funding source for Obamacare . Read More »

Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

Israel also remains concerned about Iran's missile launches. Russia , like Iran , an ally of Syrian regime leader Bashar al Assad , issued a warning of its own to the United States in response to the downing of the Syrian jet, saying on Monday it would view as targets any planes flying west of the Euphrates river, though it stopped short of saying it would shoot any down. Read More »

Supreme Court wades into redistricting case


In the Seventh Circuit decision , the federal appeals court struck down Wisconsin's 2011 State Assembly map as unconstitutional under the First and 14th Amendments. In that case and again in 2006, Kennedy didn't find one. Democrats accused Republicans of using the districting process to disadvantage Democratic voters. Read More »

GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

Mr McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. "While they appear to be staying for next year, it will take a massive rate increase on Iowans for them to do so", she said . Read More »

James Comey admits that he leaked the Trump memo

On Friday, Trump indicated that he was willing to do that, a highly unusual step for a sitting president and one fraught with legal hazard. Under intense questioning from members of both USA political parties, Mr. If there are tapes , the committee asked McGahn to turn them over by June 23. The lawyers also plan to send a complaint to the Senate Judiciary Committee raising questions about Comey's previous testimony to that panel. Read More »