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6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

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A long column of two rows of UPS employees were escorted out of the building by armed police officers, KPIX reported . Sources told NBC Bay Area that Lam may have been upset with his boss. The shooting led to a massive police response and a shelter-in-place warning for the Portero Hill neighborhood and surrounding area. "UPS confirms there was a shooting incident involving six employees within the company's facility in San Francisco earlier this morning". Read More »

Spain fights forest fire in famed nature reserve; 1000 flee

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According to the Agency, the fire moved West and spread to the national Park Donana, one of the most important natural reserves of Spain. She also said the fire now presented no danger to human life and she was optimistic that by the end of Sunday the "news could be positive". Read More »

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Being Removed From Endangered Species List

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Scientists also studied the effects of climate change on grizzly bears and their food sources, such as the nuts of whitebark pine trees, which are in decline. "This achievement stands as one of America's great conservation successes", Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a statement . Pacelle said the Humane Society and a coalition of other advocacy groups plan to sue the U.S. Read More »

Leo Varadkar: Indian-origin openly gay doctor is Ireland's new Prime Minister

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In 2015 , Varadkar said his sexuality, like his ethnicity, "is not something that defines me". With a lengthy summer break still to come Mr Varadkar's reshuffle will surely have a long and arduous winter ahead to turn around a number of key issues including the health, housing and homeless crisis along with maintaining Ireland's slow but progressing economic recovery. Read More »

Little room to manoeuvre as May reshuffles Cabinet

To avoid the coup against her government, British Prime Minister Theresa May has installed Remainers in key positions in her new government in the wake of dismal results of the election. Downing Street has also revealed that Liam Fox has retained his role as global trade secretary. She confirmed the majority of the ministers from her previous line-up. Read More »

Presidential Elections: Kovind files nomination, accompanied by PM Modi

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Both factions of AIADMK have offered support to the NDA candidate, giving Kovind a decisive edge over Meira. Yechury asserted that all the parties who cherish the Indian constitution must come together in this fight. After a short meeting, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said, "We have 17 opposition leaders present here and all of us have made a decision to jointly field Meira Kumar as candidate for election to the post of President of India". Read More »

Kellyanne Conway on Senate health bill: 'These are not cuts to Medicaid'

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This week, the commission had a hearing and the experts who testified at that commission said that these cuts in Medicaid are going to have a devastating impact. Kaiser Family Foundation . In 2014, just 30 percent of working adults with incomes at or below the poverty line had employer-sponsored coverage available to them. Read More »

Spicer: It's Not 'Mean' To Give People Health Care

Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. "Well, they're also four good guys, four friends of mine and I think that they'll probably get there", he said . "Remember, ObamaCare is dead", Trump tweeted late Thursday. "We live in the wealthiest country on earth". GOP Sen. Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid". Read More »

Care rallying cry: At least it's not Obamacare

Dean Heller said Friday that he planned to vote to vote against the Republican healthcare bill, a potentially key defection. "She has a number of concerns and will be particularly interested in examining the forthcoming CBO analysis on the impact on insurance coverage, the effect on insurance premiums, and the changes in the Medicaid program", Clark said. Read More »

Edmonton woman dead after collision near Sylvan Lake

The woman was struck by a pickup truck carrying two occupants at the intersection of Hwy. Sylvan Lake RCMP, Sylvan Lake Fire Department, Stars Air Ambulance, and Lakeside EMS immediately responded to the accident. Both vehicles incurred extensive damages. Police are not releasing the name of the woman who died. An RCMP Collision Reconstructionist was on scene to assist with the investigation, which is ongoing. Read More »

Trump urges Democrats to get on board with health reform

The group said in a statement Friday it's encouraged that the Senate bill would take immediate action to stabilize shaky insurance markets by guaranteeing billions of dollars in subsidies under jeopardy due to a legal dispute and political maneuvering. Read More »

ICCI asks govt to resolve Qatar and Gulf countries standoff

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On Monday, Kuwait's foreign minister, Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah said Qatar is prepared to hold dialogues with the Gulf Arab countries that cut ties with it, noting that the embattled Gulf state is ready to listen to concerns. Erdogan called on Saudi Arabia's king as the leader of the region to resolve the impasse. The Saudi comments were in reaction to remarks by Qatar Airway's chief executive that the kingdom, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain were violating global law by ... Read More »

Trump health Bill in trouble

McConnell wants a vote before his members head home to face their constituents over Congress' Fourth of July recess - maybe even before they have a chance to fully digest the bill, which would shake up an industry that comprises one-sixth of the USA economy and safeguards the health and well-being of more than 300 million Americans. Read More »

FIFA allegedly investigating Russia's 2014 WC squad for doping

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Meanwhile, the president of Russia's Football Union, deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko , said yesterday that the country was in talks with FIFA on using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology at some of its stadiums. Our investigation has established that the Rio 23 and a further 11 current professional footballers are on a list of more than 1,000 " people of interest ", drawn up by doping investigators charged with getting to the bottom of global sport's biggest scandal of the ... Read More »

Almost 150 killed as oil tanker blows up in Pakistan

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The disaster came on the eve of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan . The tanker was travelling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore when the driver lost control and crashed near the city of Bahawalpur around 6.30am. Read More »

Tucson Muslims celebrate the end of Ramadan

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KAZINFORM Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev greeted the people of Kazakhstan on Eid al-Fitr, the Akorda's press service reports. "To stop it doesn't send a good message". Instead, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania released a statement on Saturday wishing "warm greetings" to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr, an important holiday marking the end of Ramadan . Read More »

Letter to the Editor: GOP health care bill shows 'system' is rigged

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Both would get rid of the individual and employer mandates, as well as eliminate taxes on the wealthy, insurers and others. "We have a very narrow path". Collins said of Conway's comments. 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. Read More »

Scalise Condition Upgraded to 'Fair'

Steve Scalise on Thursday morning and that "his spirits are up" as he recovers from the gunshot wound he suffered last week. Scalise, the Republican House Majority Whip, was critically injured during a shooting by a lone gunman at the GOP baseball team's practice for a charity game June 14. Read More »

79 now believed killed in London high-rise fire

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A firefighter looks at tributes to presumed victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, after observing a minute's silence at a community center near the apartment building in west London. "On Saturday I went in myself and went to the top floor". Earlier , police also released new images from inside the 24-storey building to show the scale of the challenge they face. Read More »

Hackers target United Kingdom parliament email accounts

Those steps included shutting off access to Parliamentary email accounts for anyone outside the Palace of Westminster. British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts". Read More »

Pakistan oil tanker overturns and explodes, killing more than 120 people

Authorities said dozens of people were seriously burned and are now being treated in the hospital. The death toll from an oil tanker fire in Pakistan has risen to 148, with dozens more in a critical condition, a rescue official said. Local news channels showed black smoke billowing skyward and scores of burned bodies, as well as rescue officials speeding the injured to hospital and army helicopters ferrying the wounded. Read More »

Brexit: one year on

Donald Tusk , European Council president, said his "first impression is that the U.K.'s offer is below our expectations and that it risks worsening the situation of citizens". An editorial in the London Evening Standard , edited by former chan- cellor George Osborne, said: "Last June, in the days immediately after the referendum, David Cameron wanted to reassure European Union citizens they would be allowed to stay". Read More »