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Making a Murderer: Brendan Dassey decision upheld by court

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals could have been much more thorough in its discussion, but its conclusion was within the bounds of reason, the ruling said. The judgment ruling authorities took advantage of Dassey by tricking him into a confession, and on Thursday the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed. Read More »

Pelosi And Schumer Are Good For GOP

For Tim Ryan (D-OH), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership position at the outset of this current session of Congress, he admitted that while Trump is viewed as toxic by some, Pelosi is considered more so in other parts of the country. Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case


Republicans control the majority of legislatures, and 2010 redistricting gave the GOP advantages in elections in those states. Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a Wisconsin gerrymandering case in which election district lines were drawn unconstitutionally. Read More »

Trump greets Muslim on Eid-ul-Fitr, no celebration at White House

Acharya, according to a PTI report said that the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan , the month of prayers , blessings and forgiveness. "Taiwan is a hospitable country", the president said in the video. On Sunday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines declared a " humanitarian pause " on offensives to allow civilians to mark Eid'l Fitr in peace. Read More »

UK: All building panel samples tested failed fire safety

The announcement came after Communities Secretary Sajid Javid revealed all of the buildings that have so far submitted cladding samples have failed combustibility tests. "Having to evacuate people from their homes is always going to be distressing for those residents, especially when we have to do it at such short notice", she said. Read More »

Envoys Celebrate Third International Yoga Day in New Delhi


Though India was trying hard to make yoga popular across the globe since 2011, we got success after the United Nations accepted Modiji's proposal in 2014 and declared 21 June as the World Yoga Day. MD Rao expressed happiness over the fact that it is being celebrated by the people of more than 170 countries by organizing the activities like yoga training, yoga camps, yoga competitions and so many activities to enhance the awareness about yoga benefits among common public all over the world. Read More »

Trump to Obama: I called the GOP health care bill 'mean' first

Heller said he thought the bill would harm the elderly, the disabled and people battling substance abuse, adding that he is "not confident" it will lower costs for consumers. Most senators got their first look at the bill as it was released Thursday morning, and some immediately voiced concerns. Democrats have long opposed repealing the Affordable Care Act and have instead tried to convince Republicans to work toward fixing problems associated with the law. Read More »

123 killed, 100 injured as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

Seventy-five others were severely injured as the oil tanker caught on fire and exploded on a highway in in Bahawalpur city's Ahmed Pur Sharqia area, Dawn news reported. Burnt out cars and motorcycles are seen at the scene of an oil tanker explosion in Bahawalpur , Pakistan June 25, 2017 . They said the tanker was carrying about 6,600 gallons of oil. Read More »

Maine senator sees passing health care difficult

But some GOP senators representing states that rapidly expanded Medicaid health care coverage have said the time frame is too short to adjust budgets. Morrow said that the people enrolled in the ACA are older, sicker and higher risk and that's why premiums are doubling. But he said Kennedy's public statements have been critical of Medicaid spending and supportive of efforts to scale back the program. Read More »

Russian Federation investigators to study Trump's pattern of conduct

Trump blamed "very bad and conflicted people", charging that "you are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history". The newly appointed Justice Department special counsel , Robert Mueller, a former FBI director highly regarded in both major political parties, has made it known he has broadened the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Read More »

Charles Krauthammer column: The great Muslim civil war - and us

With each episode, "we own more of the conflict in Syria without articulating a strategy", said Professor Vali Nasr, dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. "I have seven children", he said, as former militants walked away after the ceremony to face the uncertainty that hangs over Raqqa. That would be a severe blow to Islamic State , which has plotted shooting and bomb attacks around the world from Raqqa, a city of about 300,000 before the militants seized it. Read More »

Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare


Clinton wrote the strong words on Twitter as she retweeted a study by the Center for American Progress that said the health care bill now making its way through the Senate could lead to as many as 28,000 additional deaths in 2026. However, "as now drafted, this bill does not do almost enough to lower premiums". The real numbers of Republican senators who oppose the measure could actually be much higher though, considering several have refused to say one way or another whether they ... Read More »

100 people burnt to death after oil tanker catches fire

In this image taken from video , black smoke rises from oil tanker on road in Bahawalpur, Pakistan , Sunday, June 25, 2017. Most of the affected people were residents of the locality near by. "The people who were alive were in really bad shape", he said after the fire had been put out. The tragedy happened on the eve of Eid ul-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Pakistan. Read More »

Iran mocks reports that its Syria missile strike failed


The U.S. officials say that the drones often prevent the U.S. military from marking targets. Hence the Tomahawk attack for crossing the chemical red line . "The negotiation process has begun, there is no decision yet", he was quoted as saying. "There is an agreement between the United States and the Russians about the safe zone, but what the regime and the Iranians did - they are coming from outside this zone and are playing a unsafe game". Read More »

PM Modi arrives in Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Vesak Day Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 12, 2017. India , however, claims that it wants the drones for surveillance of the Indian Ocean as the presence of a Chinese naval base in Djibouti poses new threats for New Delhi . Read More »

Mourners gather for US student jailed by N. Korea


Six days later, Warmbier died . His cause of death remains unknown. Otto Warmbier was returned by North Korea to the United States last week, more than a year after he had been sentenced to 15 years' hard labour. On Friday, unlikely diplomat Dennis Rodman tried to claim credit for Otto's release, and President Trump has blamed the Obama administration for not making it happen sooner. Read More »

North Korea says it's the "biggest victim" in US student's death

But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. Warmbier was detained and sentenced to hard labor early past year while he was in a hotel on a tourist trip. mainland. Volo tells ABC News , "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times". We jumped up and down ... However, both the State Department and Warmbier's father have said the former basketball star had nothing to do with Warmbier's release. Read More »

EU Underwhelmed by UK's Brexit Offer for EU Nationals

Earlier, EU president Donald Tusk had channelled John Lennon's "Imagine" as he said he hoped Brexit could be reversed - though others immediately poured cold water on the idea. Red tape for permanent residency would be cut and there would be a two-year grace period to avoid "cliff edge" misfortunes. "We don't want to buy a pig in a poke", Michel said, using an old expression for agreeing to buy something without inspecting it beforehand. Read More »

Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war ... and us

Moscow quickly said it would stop using the line, but the reality is that the communication channel is a vital link between Russian Federation and the United States to make sure the two powers avoid mishaps in Syria's confusing battlespace. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing US student Warmbier: KCNA


But according to KCNA , a spokesman of the North's National Reconciliation Council said: "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals who committed crimes against (our) republic strictly based on domestic law and worldwide standards, and Warmbier was no different". Read More »

North Korea tested rocket engine possibly for ICBM


Moon is crafting his own approach to dealing with Kim, while Trump's behavior could hardly be undermining U.S. influence more. North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a USA official told AFP on Thursday, amid soaring tensions over Kim Jong-Un's nuclear weapons program. Read More »

Jockeying for Position As Islamic State Withers


The downing of the Syrian plane and a string of recent air strikes and skirmishes between ground forces backed by America and Iran , have opened a new chapter in the multi-sided Syrian war. Sunday's shoot-down saw a U.S. pilot fire on a regime warplane as it "dropped bombs" on US-backed local forces. Neither option is especially attractive: one carries the risk of war, the other of humiliation if not complication of the counter-ISIS mission. Read More »