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House Budget Republicans agree to boost military funding

Some Republicans also view bipartisanship as a way to avoid a restrictive spending plan that would cap funding for US agencies and a government shutdown that President Donald Trump threatened in May. The House Budget Committee, for example, has been negotiating with the House Freedom Caucus over balancing top line spending numbers with cuts to welfare programs. Read More »

Shipping Routes via Oman Opened to Give Qatar Food Lifeline

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In an interview with Al-Jazeera English, Baker also came down hard on US President Donald Trump , whose country has been a longtime ally of Qatar. Last Thursday, Guterres urged countries in the region "to avoid escalating tensions and work instead to overcome their differences", United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said. Read More »

The Senate's health care bill

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Aside from the need to keep his own restive hard-core conservatives on board, McConnell also has to constantly remember that the can not stray too far from the House bill if he wants to get legislation onto Trump's desk anytime soon. In a joint statement , Kentucky's Rand Paul, Texas' Ted Cruz, Utah's Mike Lee and Wisconsin's Ron Johnson all said that they are unsatisfied with the proposal. Read More »

Republican victory in Georgia's 6th District stops Democrats

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Pelosi insisted that the current leadership structure already gives opportunities to younger members, telling reporters, "I have always featured the young 30-somethings. "I would say there is certainly consensus on passing all 12 appropriations bills as soon possible, but there are questions on the mechanics and timing", Graves said. Read More »

GOP senators oppose new health care bill

The GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand the low-income health insurance program. But if this effort continues, any bill reforming Medicaid payments (absent the expansion population) should be a data-driven analysis of funding levels needed to protect the most at-risk patients. Read More »

Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. The Senate bill increases that to five to one. That compares to 16.2% for an enrollee in his early 60s. U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., said he had not yet seen the proposed bill. Read More »

Australia to Resume Airstrikes against ISIL Targets Soon

The Defense Department revealed on Tuesday that the six Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets based in the United Arab Emirates had been suspended from Syrian operations after Russian Federation warned the US -led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

Six killed in Pakistan blast

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Abdul Razzaq Cheema , director general of police in Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is capital, told Reuters the bomber had detonated a auto packed with explosives. The first of the two blasts detonated during rush hour in the market in the northwestern city of Parachinar, capital of Kurram tribal district, local official Nasrullah Khan told AFP. Read More »

Kovind to launch campaign from Uttar Pradesh on June 25

The term of President Mukherjee ends on July 24. The chief ministers of all the states ruled by the BJP and its allies, except Manohar Parrikar of Goa and Mehbooba Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir, were present. "Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party", the former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha - who is nearly certain to be the next president - said. Read More »

Judge fines Kobach over document he took to Trump meeting

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The Republican state official tapped by President Trump to lead his sketchy voter fraud commission was sanctioned by a federal judge Friday for his "deceptive conduct and lack of candor" in a voting rights case brought against him. While O'Hara's ruling does not lift that confidential status, he notes that the documents could become judicial records, which are easier to make public. Read More »

Some Republicans Voice Concerns About Senate Replacement for Obamacare

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The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare - and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 "yes" votes. Read More »

US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

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Speaking before his departure, Modi said that the aim of the US visit is to "build a forward looking vision" for the Indo-US bilateral partnership and consolidate the strong relationship between the two countries. US and Indian officials say that deals such as the one struck by Lockheed Martin can benefit workers in both countries. India "invested a lot and went out on a ledge" to back the Usa -brokered Paris climate agreement. Read More »

Meira Kumar: Former Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker, Presidential Candidate

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Besides most BJP and NDA chief ministers and the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature, a special request has been made to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami to be present on the occasion. "We have confidence in Kovind that he would discharge his duties as a good administrator", the former CM said. With this announcement of Kovind as the presidential nominee, the ruling party plans to expand its Dalit support base in the run up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and ... Read More »

Brendan Dassey lawyers petition for his release

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Her charred remains were found in an incineration barrel and a burn pit on property belonging to his uncle, Steven Avery , in Wisconsin. The ruling stated that the confession was allegedly improperly obtained due to Dassey's age (he was 16 at the time), intellectual deficits, and lack of adult present for his questioning, and that it was involuntary under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Read More »

Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU

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None of the victims injured in the attack were on the list, the law enforcement source said. "It was a pattern of life where you could tell things were not going well for Tom", Slater said, referring to Hodgkinson by his middle name. Clair County, Ill., Circuit Court documents. The guns were purchased legally - the rifle in 2003 and the handgun in November. The findings to date were announced through a joint investigation involving the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of ... Read More »

U.S. shoots down another Iranian UAV over Syria

The U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle shot down the Iranian-made drone as it approached an established coalition combat outpost near At Tanf, along the Syrian border with Iraq , where the U.S.is training local fighters to fight the Islamic State. On Sunday, a United States fighter jet downed a Syrian government warplane for the first time in the country's conflict south of Raqqa, sparking an angry reaction from regime ally Russian Federation. Read More »

United States warplane downs 'hostile' Syria drone

In April, Trump ordered cruise missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which Washington said a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched. The U.S. In the meantime, the council is running mainly on small donations, often from individuals. "This is probably something Washington will end up approving of, if not necessarily colluding in", he said, speaking of the Syrian government's designs on Deir el-Zour. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil health care overhaul

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PEARSON: The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill , but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. It would also slap annual spending caps on the overall Medicaid program, which since its inception in 1965 has provided states with unlimited money to cover eligible costs. Read More »

Man lynched by angry mob in downtown Srinagar

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That this happened on the most auspicious night and outside Jamia Masjid is shocking. "He was carrying out his duties when he was attacked", an informed source told IANS. The slain officer belonged to Khanyar area in Srinagar's Old City. "But few among those, for the security of whom he had been deployed there, lynched him to death". Read More »

Fifth Republican Jumps Ship On Healthcare Bill

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Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday that he can not support Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's health-care bill without changes to it, becoming the fifth GOP senator to take that position since the bill was released on Thursday. Like the House bill, the Senate measure would block federal payments to Planned Parenthood, two sources said. Like the House bill, the Senate plan would repeal or delay those tax boosts. Read More »