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Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill

They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. "I haven't said I'm opposed", Sen. 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 subsidising health insurance companies. Read More »

North Korea denies USA claims that Otto Warmbier was tortured

A United States student released by North Korea to the USA in a coma was a victim of the " strategic patience " policy of former President Barack Obama, who never requested his release, says Pyongyang. He claimed that Warmbier had been the victim of Barack Obama's policy of " strategic patience " towards the regime, since he had never requested the student's release during his presidency. Read More »

One of 9 people hospitalized in London mosque attack dies

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The suspect, 47-year-old, Darren Osborne, remains in custody on suspicion of attempted murder and acts of terrorism. Ali, who was married, had four daughters, two sons and two grandchildren. Police were called at 12:21am on Monday and Ali was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:04am. Police said the rented van involved had been driven from Cardiff to London on Sunday and officers appealed for anyone who saw it to come forward. Read More »

'Scapegoat': Joe Scarborough Defends Nancy Pelosi Amid Rising Democratic Criticism

CLF never deviated from the goal of defining Ossoff as a dishonest liberal". 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. "Say "no" to Pelosi's "yes" man", blared one ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Rep. Read More »

United States police officer gets off scot-free for killing black man

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However, defense attorneys charged that the officer was only trying to defend himself. Following the not guilty verdict delivered Wednesday, the DOJ released video captured at the scene of the shooting and a written interview, and Heaggan-Brown told investigators he nearly didn't pull his gun that afternoon. Read More »

What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

Tim Ryan of OH ran against her. Ryan fell well short but garnered dozens of votes, enough to underscore dissatisfaction with Pelosi and with her aging leadership team that has left promising young Democrats with few places to rise. Those thoughts - expressed this morning in a tweet from the president - aren't an endorsement of Pelosi, however. Remember when the Democrats proclaimed that Republicans would pay heavy prices in special elections for going after Obamacare? Democrats need a lot ... Read More »

President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

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While health care is still unfinished, Trump took pride on Friday in signing a bill to make it easier to fire workers at the much-criticized Department of Veterans Affairs. "We're going to pay for it one way or another; there are no free lunches", she said in an interview with The Associated Press. About 11 million Americans gained coverage under Obamacare's Medicaid expansion provision. Read More »

Israel Strikes Syrian Positions, Tanks After Mortars Land in Golan Heights

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The army said they appeared to be errant fire from forces fighting each other in the Syrian civil war. The projectiles hit an open field, causing no injuries or damage, according to Israeli authorities. Two days ago, Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel was not seeking to initiate a military action in Syria, but added that if someone tried to undermine the Israeli sovereignty, Israel would be forced to respond. Read More »

Auto bomb in southwest Pakistan kills at least 11, wounds 20

Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar , confirmed the toll Saturday, saying residents who had been preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan were now in mourning. The death toll from a suicide auto bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta has also risen, to 14. Read More »

Grenfell Tower: Theresa May Apologises To Victims For 'Failure Of The State'

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The Prime Minister continued: "So let me be absolutely clear". "The support on the ground for families in the initial hours was not good enough ", May said. The single released Wednesday marked a week since the blaze, which ripped through the apartment building in the early hours of June 14, when numerous residents were home asleep. Read More »

Missing toddler Milena Malkic found

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Her mother Nadia Malkic and step-father Joshua Coates attended Dandenong police station with the two-year-old on Saturday. Ms Malkic and Mr Coates were known to police, The Age reported. There are fears for a missing toddler last seen in Melbourne more than a week ago. The alert includes an image of Milena wearing a pink dressing gown and white headphones, an image of the parents, as well as a photo of a auto similar to the one the family may be driving - a blue 2002 Ford Falcon with ... Read More »

Hundreds evacuated from London towers as fire fallout widens

Neighbouring boroughs had also been asked for support. The move follows news that similar cladding was used on the Chalcots Estate to that which spread the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month. "We are working with the authorities to obtain access to the appliance so that we can assist with the ongoing investigations", the company said in a statement . Read More »

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

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Tidal flooding and hazardous conditions will continue over the waters into evening. Of lesser concern, BUT NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION, will be the brief spin-up of an isolated tornado . The National Weather Service in Jackson has placed counties in east and central MS on a flash flood watch in response to tropical storm Cindy. Widespread showers and Thunderstorms are moving through parts of the area Friday and some could produce up to 2 inches of rain . Read More »

Updated 21:05 - Evacuation of Taplow block - Leader statement

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The cladding was installed on the 24-story council-owned Grenfell Tower , which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed a year ago. We've had the fire brigade all day, Camden Council, police. It's correct to think long-term about what this means for fire safety regulations, building regulations. Read More »

Discontent Among Democrats Over Pelosi Leadership

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After democrats lost another special election Wednesday, this time in Georgia , some Democrats turn their anger on the party leadership. If Handel were to win, Republicans on Capitol Hill could feel they are on the right track - helping the GOP's push for health care and tax reform legislation. Read More »

Democratic Rep: Pelosi's Time Has 'Come and Gone'

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The renegade Democrats resurfaced again this week, after Tuesday's loss by Ossoff in a Georgia special election that received intense national coverage. Debbie Dingell of MI. "You know you can sit here and we'll talk about Russian Federation all day long today on Capitol Hill and in Washington". Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. Read More »

Dennis Rodman Thinks He Helped Broker Otto Warmbier's Release

He said that North Korea had accepted the Trump administration's "repeated requests" for Mr. Warmbier's release and, "in consideration of his bad health, sent him back home on humanitarian grounds". "That's why it remains a mystery for us why he died just a week after returning home", the diplomat said. "Why the USA government which claims to care about the welfare of its citizens had not even once made an official request for the release of Warmbier on humanitarian basis during the Obama ... Read More »

Plane crashes into empty Florida daycare building; 1 killed

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A Piper PA-28-181 aircraft crashed into the daycare at around 8:00 a.m. on 11215 Metro Parkway during takeoff from Page Field, officials said. One person died and a second person was taken to an area hospital with unknown injuries, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said. Read More »

Priebus will get the ax before Spicer, White House insiders believe

On Tuesday, a recently fat-shamed Sean Spicer appeared on camera for the first time in over a week to address reporters at the White House Press Briefing. Spicer has also delegated briefing duties more frequently to Sanders, amid reports of an impending shakeup of the communications staff that could lead to a new role for Spicer. Read More »

Donald Tusk says United Kingdom rights proposal 'below expectations'

Will Brexit actually happen? Weakened by an election she did not need to call, May has watered down her government's program to try to get it through parliament and set a softer tone in her approach to Brexit . Meanwhile, EU leaders agreed on Thursday the post-Brexit locations of key bank and medical agencies now based in London would be decided by November, EU President Donald Tusk said. Read More »

Mueller is "Good Friends" with Comey, and that's "Bothersome"

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Asked if he was trying to keep Mr Comey honest, Mr Trump added: "It wasn't very stupid, I can tell you that". Trump specifically suggested Comey's admission that he had in fact advised Trump that he was not under investigation may have been prompted by the suggestion that there were tapes. Read More »

Cosby Jurors End Dramatic Day 4 of Deliberations With No Verdict

The panel deliberated about 30 hours over four days before telling Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict on any of the charges. Cosby, on the other hand, has appeared nearly serene, exhibiting no outward sign of fatigue, frustration or impatience. Cosby refused to testify and his lawyers called just one witness, a police detective, before resting their case in minutes on Monday. Read More »

18 killed, 100 injured in twin blasts in Pakistan's Parachinar

The officials in Parachinar said that the blasts on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramazan particularly targeted people shopping in the area and those who were heading out of the city to meet their friends and family ahead of Eid. Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari vehemently condemned terrorists blasts in Quetta and Parachinar, claimed a number of lives and injuries to innocent people . Read More »