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Is Nancy Pelosi in Trouble?

Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing special election loss in a hard-fought Georgia congressional race. The Georgia race was seen by many as an early referendum on Trump . "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she concluded. "And don't forget, this happened in Montana, in Kansas", he added. The sooner the GOP can confirm conservative judges, pass tax relief and reform, replace Obamacare, and pass a budget that shores up the military ... Read More »

47 killed in multiple blasts and firing in 3 Pakistani cities

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According to ISPR, the security forces are carrying out the rescue operation. Seven police officers were killed in the first attack, in Quetta , which happened when police stopped the auto to search it at a checkpoint. In January, 25 people were killed and 87 others when a bomb tore through a crowded vegetable market in the same city. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called for security to be beefed up across the country as he condemned the attack , saying that no Muslim could ever imagine ... Read More »

Otto Warmbier's funeral: Final farewell for USA student detained by North Korea

The service took place in the arts center, which could hold only 800 people, so many more watched on screens set up in overflow rooms. The meeting between State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Trump at the White House on Thursday also came after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged China to step up diplomatic and economic pressure on the North over its nuclear weapons. Read More »

Image Of CNN's Reaction To Jon Ossoff's Loss Goes Viral

At one for five in this year's special congressional elections - the one being a Southern California district where the GOP is moribund - the Democratic batting average is languishing around the Mendoza Line . All those factors could make for easy attacks. None of that suggests that Pelosi faces an immediate challenge to her leadership. Yet neither Ossoff's campaign nor the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee attempted to tie Republican victor Karen Handel to Trump in a ... Read More »

Funeral Held for Former N.Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier

Meanwhile, shortly before the China-US talks, US President Donald Trump said on Twitter he might give up hope that Beijing could exert any meaningful pressure on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. -Chinese talks in Washington . The talks also touched on the sensitive subject of the South China Sea , where Beijing is claiming sovereignty over a number of islands while Washington insists those are global waters where U.S. Read More »

Grand jury indicts man in killing of runner in Massachusetts

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Colon-Ortiz was already arraigned in Leominster District Court on charges of aggravated assault and battery, and assault with intent to rape. Marcotte, a 27-year-old former Google employee, was killed while jogging near her mother's house in Princeton on August 7, 2016. Read More »

Judge orders Ivanka Trump to testify in shoe dispute

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A Manhattan federal judge on Friday ordered the President's daughter sit for deposition with luxury shoe designer Aquazurra Italia, which claims Trump's $130 Hettie shoe is a cheap knock off of it's $785 Wild Thing red stiletto. "Given the obvious time constraints that Ms. Trump must now have.it is nonetheless true that she is alleged to have personal involvement in the events at issue in this lawsuit", Judge Forrest said. Read More »

Sena takes u-turn, backs NDA's prez poll nominee

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Shekhawat. A day before, BJP president Amit Shah had met Thackeray to seek the Sena's support. "We are supporting Ram Nathji's candidature and our best wishes are with him", Thackeray told a crowded media conference. Announcing his party's support to Kovind's candidature, Thackeray on Tuesday said, "The Sena does not want to oppose just for the sake of opposition ". Read More »

Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble

Some moderates oppose the Medicaid cuts while conservatives oppose the subsidies which help people buy insurance. Lawmakers will be "looking to see if there are things that we can do to refine it, and make it more acceptable to more members in our conference, to get to 50", Senator John Thune said . Read More »

Dalit vs Dalit as Oppn chooses Meira Kumar

The meeting of the Opposition parties started with an address by Gandhi where she talked about Opposition unity and putting up a joint candidate. Gandhi has all along been the first choice of CPM as well as Trinamool Congress . Summary: He charged Chief Minister KCR with entering into a dark deal with Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Kovind filed three set of nomination papers. Read More »

Death toll rises to 29 in Afghanistan bombing

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The strike follows a similar attack on a Bank of Kabul branch last month, which left seven dead and 31 wounded. The insurgents control vast swathes of the province, blighted by a huge opium harvest that helps fund the insurgency, and have repeatedly threatened to seize Lashkar Gah . Read More »

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

He was brought back to the United States last week with brain damage, in what doctors described as state of "unresponsive wakefulness", and died on Monday . President Donald Trump slammed his detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". "It doesn't really feel real yet", his former soccer teammate Grady Beerck said , according to The Associated Press . Read More »

Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

While Karen Handel's election to Congress on Tuesday night cheered Republicans , Democrats should be encouraged by their performance in the Georgia special election and in their performance in the other four House contests this year, according to a new analysis. Read More »

Tropical Depression Cindy spawns tornadoes across the south

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There could be some turbulent weather late Friday morning into the mid-afternoon as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches Middle Tennessee. Some street and coastal flooding has been reported . "I think this was generally a good exercise, not only for us to practice our plans, but also for the public to be reminded that it's the start of hurricane season". Read More »

Yellowstone grizzly bears to be removed from endangered species list

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If approved, the decision would put individual states in charge of managing the bears inside their borders. "We ought not to take an unjustified gamble with an iconic species of this region". While the rest of the grizzlies around the continental US who are under protection will remain on the list , alongside the endangered wood bison and Yosemite toad, Yellowstone's furriest creatures will have to wait on their fate. Read More »

Tropical Storms Cindy, Bret rain down on Carnival itineraries

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Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. Shortly after dawn, some of the low-lying clouds were rotating, and gusty winds whipped across the landscape. Dustin Harrell, Extension rice specialist, LSU AgCenter, said much of the south Louisiana crop was planted on or around Valentine's Day this year, a historically early date for planting rice, even in the southern part ... Read More »

Warmbier 'brutalized, terrorized' in N. Korea: father

Fred Warmbier had some harsh words for North Korea in a news conference this morning in OH regarding the condition of his son, Otto. On a number of occasions, Fred Warmbier thanked the people who worked to bring his son home and said that he was "proud" of Otto. Read More »

Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

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Tropical Storm Cindy spawned a tornado Thursday afternoon that left damage in areas southwest of Birmingham, Alabama, but it was not immediately known if there were any injuries. As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death: authorities said a 10-year-old Missouri boy vacationing with his family on the Alabama coast was struck by a log washed in by a large wave. Read More »

Theresa May's apology: Grenfell fire revealed 'state failure'

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May said help for survivors was insufficient: "People were left without belongings, without roofs over their heads, without even basic information about what had happened, what they should do, and where they could seek help". A charity music single produced by "American Idol" and "The X Factor" judge Simon Cowell was released Wednesday to help victims of the devastating fire. Read More »

Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

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The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "When it comes to issues, we are united in our concerns". So it's time for change. They argue that Democratic candidates will have a better shot on Election Day if they're not tied to Pelosi. Read More »

Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

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Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate. Rand Paul, who has rejected the plan along with fellow Republican Senators Ted Cruz , Mike Lee and Ron Johnson, said fundamental problems remained that would leave taxpayers subsidizing health insurance companies. Read More »

Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

US President Donald Trump , left, says he tweeted about fake tapes of his conversations with James Comey to try and influence the former Federal Bureau of Investigation directors testimony. Trump told Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt that the Justice Department's investigation into allegations of collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation, and allegations of obstruction of justice, was "ridiculous". Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise Upgraded to Fair Condition

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CNN wrote on June 14 , "Inside Congress, Scalise has been described as a pragmatic conservative and has helped bridge the widening rifts between stark conservatives and more traditional Republicans". Another Alexandria shooting victim, Matt Mika, is also now in "good condition" and out of the intensive care unit, according to a spokesperson for George Washington University Hospital. Read More »

Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Trump fired Comey in May , shortly after which Mueller was appointed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to lead the FBI investigation of Russia's interference in the 2016 USA election and possible ties to Trump associates. Did he seek to mislead the public? "Still, I hope that our Senators, many of whom I know well, step back and measure what's really at stake, and consider that the rationale for action, on health care or any other issue, must be something more than simply undoing ... Read More »