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Fresh clashes in Darjeeling between police & GJM protesters

Refusing to get intimidated by the protesters, CM Banerjee on Monday said that she will not "bow down to threats". The Times of India quoted a senior police official as saying that the authorities had "not given permission" to hold any rally in the Darjeeling hills. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Cameron Parish

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Meteorologists say a combination of two systems - remnants of former Tropical Storm Cindy and another storm front - could produce severe thunderstorms, flooding and damaging wind gusts particularly on Friday . Tropical storm force winds and flooding are expected. Already blamed for one death in Alabama , Cindy was expected to keep churning seas and spin off bands of severe weather from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida. Read More »

S. Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

This is the new Hyunmoo-2 missile with a range of up to 800 kilometers - that's enough to hit any part of North Korea even from the southernmost part of the peninsula - developed exclusively with South Korea's indigenous technology. During the telephone talks Tillerson also said that the U.S.is pursuing a peaceful pressure campaign to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue, stressing his country wants a peaceful resolution. Read More »

Alaska's Senators weigh in on health care bill

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He says this bill is better designed than the House version because it offers more help to older people who can't afford insurance while making coverage cheaper for young, healthy people. "So know that I remain committed to ensuring that all Alaskans have access to affordable, quality healthcare and will vet this bill through that lens", the post said. Read More »

McCain Concerned Over Medicaid Cuts In Draft Of Senate Health Care Bill

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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. McConnell stitched it together behind closed doors, potentially moving President Donald Trump and the GOP a step closer to achieving perhaps their greatest goal - repealing former President Obama's 2010 statute, his proudest domestic legacy. Read More »

Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

Officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he was treated, declined to provide details, and Warmbier's family on Tuesday asked that the Hamilton County Coroner not perform an autopsy. On Tuesday, a United States official said U.S. spy satellites had detected movements recently at North Korea's nuclear test site near a tunnel entrance, but it was unclear if Pyongyang was preparing for a new nuclear test, perhaps to coincide with Wednesday's high-level talks. Read More »

Health care's arc of history: GOP's remarkable move to the right

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Under the Senate bill, the percentage would increase with age. GOP leaders hope to vote on the bill next week and can only afford two defections from the 52 Senate Republicans. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for Medicaid, covering all eligible beneficiaries and services. But the bill's details suggest that it helps insurers and many consumers primarily in the near term and, in important ways, offers less support than a comparable plan the House GOP adopted last month. Read More »

GOP offers tax cut for the rich disguised as a health bill

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Right now in our basic Medicaid plan we get $14 billion from the fed government. The Senate bill also proposes eliminating many ACA taxes, and the employer penalties associated with the employer and individual mandates would be repealed retroactively, dating to the start of 2016. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall, impacts still felt locally

Authorities warn driving rains could still cause unsafe flash floods. The state said the Federal Emergency Management Agency was moving 125,000 meals and 200,000 liters of water into Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents Wednesday to remain alert, even though the National Weather Service had lifted a tropical storm warning in the city. Read More »

AIADMK Amma Camp to Support NDA's Presidential Nominee Kovind

The other AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam is also expected to support Kovind. Chief Minister K Palaniswami had yesterday announced the factions support to Kovind, who has since resigned as Governor of Bihar. The Election Commission of India has fixed July 17 as the date for polling. The senior Congress leader was in Patna to participate in the iftar hosted by his state party unit. Read More »

UN launches inquiry into Congo atrocities

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Therefore, the council stated, "planning, directing or sponsoring attacks against MONUSCO peacekeepers or United Nations personnel, including members of the United Nations Expert Group, or to participate in it would now fall within the scope of the measures subject to sanctions under the resolution". Read More »

Dems Turn On Nancy Pelosi After Ossoff Loss

Twitter reacted to calls for her removal with a mix of responses. She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go. "That still moves the needle", said Ryan. And the losses may help the party clarify its message, which is lost somewhere between the liberal leanings of Bernie Sanders and the cautious middle-of-the-roaders like Ossoff. Read More »

Dozens arrested in disability advocates' protest at Mitch McConnell's office

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Capitol police carried and dragged disabled protesters from a hallway outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Washington D.C. office on June 22 (video below). Others reported blood on the floor. The 28 female and 15 male protesters who were arrested were transported to Capitol Police headquarters for processing, authorities said . Read More »

TNEA 2017 rank list released, website accessible now

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Claiming that the primary aim of the TNEA - to fill all the seats surrendered to the State - has nearly become impractical, the petitioner said, "In 2007, the total seats available for counseling was 1,09,784 and of this 94,346 were filled leaving 15,438 seats vacant". Read More »

Theresa May to appeal to Tory MPs after general election fallout

The Conservative source said both parties were "committed to strengthening the union, combating terrorism, delivering Brexit and delivering prosperity across the whole country", and that Northern Ireland would get a funding boost. "I want to record my deep-seated concern and, I believe, the deep-seated concern of many, not just in Scotland, but across the United Kingdom right now, at the prospect of some sort of grubby deal between the Tories and the DUP to allow Theresa May to cling ... Read More »

Other towers in England combustible: PM

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He added: "We are identifying suitable properties in the local area to rehouse residents as quickly as possible, as well as offering support to local authorities to run checks on any high-rise buildings". She said: "The horror and fear of this man-made catastrophe will be etched on all our hearts for ever". But Mr McCormick said he did not have any major concerns with any of them, around their cladding or fire safety systems. Read More »

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll

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Over 50 Labour politicians have signed a letter to the Guardian that says young people voted Labour in order to "stop the Tories in their tracks", over "extreme Tory Brexit ". "But the real issue is not about what we as individuals feel, Theresa May , me, anybody else, it's what those people are going through". "But we didn't win and we shouldn't run away with the idea that we won". Read More »

Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria - Guards

Iran launched the missiles into Syria on Sunday, the first time in 30 years it has used them against a foreign country. It said the attack targeted "a command base. Still, attacks on Shi'ite militias whenever they got sort of close to a US-backed rebel base, and a public narrative presenting the militias as necessarily in league with Iran, have found the United States heading down that path anyhow. Read More »

Gunman in Virginia park shooting identified as IL man

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Hodgkinson . Hours later, Democratic Sen. James Hodgkinson's mugshot after he was arrested for battery in 2006. Hodgkinson, 66, was a Bernie Sanders supporter and frequent critic of Republicans according to at least 26 letters he wrote to the Belleville News-Democrat. Read More »

After visit, Ryan says Scalise is 'doing well'

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Prior to traveling to Washington, local law enforcement in Belleville had been called to Hodgkinson's residence due to complaints of target practice he was conducting on his property, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . Hodgkinson left his home in Belleville, Ill., in March and drove to the Alexandria area, where he then lived in his vehicle at a YMCA across the street from the baseball field. Read More »

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Mindanao island under martial law on May 23, hours after clashes erupted in Marawi . Padilla said it was possible the attack was meant to disrupt an ongoing military offensive against a separate group of IS-aligned militants who laid siege May 23 in Marawi city in Lanao del Sur province, about 55 kilometers (35 mile) away. Read More »

Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

Yanez fired seven shots into Castile , killing him nearly instantly. Castile had a permit to carry a gun. The other video, Diamond Reynolds' Facebook live , captured the immediate aftermath of the shooting. "The public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city", the statement said. Understandably, not many people bought that explanation and are outraged that Yanez was acquitted by a jury. Read More »

Lawyer: Family seeks justice in police killing

The killing occurred as Seattle police are under federal oversight following a 2011 investigation that found officers were too quick to use force. The transcript of the police recording released by authorities shows that one of them said "get back" and "Tase her" and the other officer replied: "I don't have a taser", according to the Associated Press . Read More »

I didn't record James Comey tapes

Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, said Trump still had questions to answer about possible tapes. Rather than produce the tapes or fight a subpoena in court for years, he's either destroyed them or still has them but is falsely claiming that they don't exist. Read More »