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Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

The Senate bill calls for phasing out the enhanced federal support for the expansion by 2024. But Johnson did not say whether, if forced to vote on the bill, he would vote "no". As as Congress wrangles over implementing a new health care law, Republican and Democratic senators have not agreed on much, but there was one area where two lawmakers on opposite sides of the aisle found common ground on the issue on Sunday. Read More »

Istanbul police enforce ban on gay, transgender pride march

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights activists say they will march for Pride in Istanbul , despite a ban by the governor's office. It was the third straight year in which Turkish authorities impeded the parade that concludes Istanbul's Pride Week. Read More »

Turkey, most Muslim countries start Eid al-Fitr on Sunday

The state-run WAM news agency released a video Sunday showing Sheikh Khalifa seated in an ornate room at Abu Dhabi's Al Bateen Palace alongside ruling family members gathered to mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday. The Islamic month of Shawwal comes after the 29 or 30 days of the month of Ramadan when Muslims across the world observes a month long fasting. The Sultanate of Oman said Monday will be the first day of the Eid. Read More »

Pro-Trump group to target Heller over health care bill

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Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Heller is the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition. Sen. Ron Johnson said Sunday he won't vote for the chamber's healthcare reform measure - because it doesn't "fix the problem". The Senate bill would make the payments through 2019, but then cut them off. Read More »

Labour's Corbyn A Rockstar At Glastonbury Festival

Corbyn was pictured at the event pulling pints of beer for joyful music fans, and his name has also become a festival chant for revelers. Talking about the recent general election result, he added: "The elites got it wrong". The politician, who is popular with Britain's young voters, was set to introduce US hip hop duo Run The Jewels . Soccer fans in the United Kingdom have been using the not wholly complex compositional framework ("Oh + five-syllable name") for years but this seems to ... Read More »

At least 4 killed in San Francisco shooting

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Joseph Cilia, an official with a local Teamsters Union, says Jimmy Lam's grievance filed in March requested that UPS relieve him of working overtime going forward. Neighbors said they heard up to eight rapid gunshots. "We want to let the first responders go in safely first", Zamora said. A coworker of Lam's told ABC San Francisco's Dan Noyes said the gunman 'had it out for the manager .' That coworker said that Lam had problems in his personal life. Read More »

'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law

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Republican Senator Rand Paul said he remains open to supporting the Senate healthcare bill but only under certain circumstances. He reiterated to Politico in an interview that his opposition at this point is "not a bluff". And the president called Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren "somebody that's just got a lot of hatred". Warren is a leading liberal and defender of the current health law. Read More »

GOP opposition could sink Senate health bill

Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Republican leader, said he's still confident that at least 50 of the chamber's 52 Republicans will wind up supporting it in a vote likely to come early next Friday morning. She said she wanted to see an upcoming analysis by the Congressional Budget Office before making a decision. The Senate bill resembles legislation the House approved last month. Read More »

Pro-Trump Group's Attack Ads Put Pressure GOP Senator Opposing ObamaCare Overhaul

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Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill, the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. "Senators who support this bill will be voting to take away health insurance from the elderly, the disabled, and children", said a June 22 statement from the Rev. Read More »

Republican Sen. Johnson and Independent Sen

Johnson on Thursday joined fellow GOP Sens. Another senator who has announced that he does not support the current version of the bill, Rand Paul of Kentucky, said he would back it if the Senate reached an impasse on healthcare. Johnson's Democratic counterpart representing Wisconsin, Sen. "They're doing the same old Washington thing, throwing more money at the problem". Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said on Sunday she has extreme reservations about the U.S. Read More »

GOP senator on healthcare bill: 'Right now I am undecided'

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But that optimism runs counter to the public opposition of five Republican senators so far to the Senate GOP plan that would scuttle much of former President Barack Obama's health law. On ABC's "This Week", Collins stated concerns about the cost of premiums and deductibles, the elimination of funding to Planned Parenthood, and what she terms Medicaid cuts. Read More »

Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

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Separately, National Police Chief Tito Karnavian said that both attackers were members of the IS-linked terrorist group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, or JAD, which in January the U.S. "They want to execute an IS command that tells their followers to carry out attacks anywhere with whatever they have", Ginting added. To read this article in one of Houston's most-spoken languages, click on the button below. Read More »

Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

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Australia has said it will resume its military air operations over Syria . Moscow has not received any explanations from Washington over the downing of the Syrian Air Force Su-22 warplane by the US-led coalition, except those that were expressed publicly, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. Read More »

A special election that will truly prove special

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Pelosi herself erupted about the GOP ads last week, after Republicans accused Democrats of overly harsh rhetoric in the wake of the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice in Virginia. Lost in the attention afforded to Georgia was a little-noticed special election next door. Democrats lost another race in SC that same night, and that followed previous disappointments in Montana and Kansas. Read More »

PM Modi interacts with top business leaders in Washington DC

Posting a group picture of the prime minister with the CEOs, Bagley said, "strengthening the Indo-US economic partnership". While the highlight of his first visit in 2014 was his rock-star like interaction with the Indian Diaspora at Madison Square Garden in NY, his second visit saw him interacting with head honchos of top IT companies in California. Read More »

Gay Pride Parades Sound A Note Of Resistance

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This important new partnership comes at a time of political and social turmoil in many communities. It was the third year in a row that the event has been banned. A state of emergency declared after last summer's failed coup has further limited public gatherings. Amnesty International in a statement expressed "deep concerns" over the ban on the parade. Read More »

More than 80 dead in attacks on three major cities in Pakistan

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There were conflicting claims of responsibility for this attack from different extremist groups. According to Pakistan's military, it was using two helicopters to transport wounded people to other cities. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, also known as LeJ Al Amani, has previously partnered with the so-called Islamic State to carry out attacks in Pakistan. Anwarul Haq Kakar, a spokesman for the provincial government, condemned the attack and said that authorities had transported the dead and wounded to ... Read More »

Trump accuses Obama of inaction over Russia's election meddling

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Earlier this year, he accused Democrats of making up the story to cover up a "terrible" campaign and calling it "fake news". "Why no action?", the president asked in the first of two tweets Saturday evening that suggested the Obama administration didn't do enough - and soon enough - to stop Russian Federation a year ago. Read More »

Yellowstone grizzly bear removed from endangered list

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Their total population goes up to 1000 bears in the region. About 125 tribes from the United States and Canada have signed the Grizzly Treaty to oppose the delisting, saying the government failed to consult with them. In deciding to lift the protection, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke remarked on the long-term efforts that have allowed the bear tothrive: "This achievement stands as one of America's great conservation successes; the culmination of decades of hard work and dedication on the part ... Read More »

Rep. Adam Schiff: Obama should have done more on Russian Federation

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Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Schiff addressed a report in The Washington Post detailing the way the Obama administration was slow and hesitant to publicly accuse Russian Federation of interfering in the election even after it received intelligence that President Valdimir Putin was involved. Read More »

Rouhani: Missile attack on Daesh was 'essential'

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US intelligence analysts quickly concluded that Iran fired the missiles mostly in retaliation for a pair of Islamic State attacks earlier this month on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the Islamic Republic's founder. The two regional heavyweights back opposing sides in several conflicts including in Syria and Yemen. The remarks came amid questions whether the strike - Iran's first in the Syrian war - had been effective. Read More »

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

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The governor's ban also cited "serious reactions by different segments of society" as several nationalist and religious groups called for the march's cancellation. Until three years ago, Turkish authorities had regularly allowed Pride marches to take place. "The pride celebration is a platform for that dialogue to happen", San Francisco Pride board president Michelle Meow said this week. Read More »

Bikie dies of gunshot wound at Tweed Heads

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The man was immediately treated by doctors, but died soon after. It is understood the person who shot him thought they were going to be shot themselves. Witnesses told The Sunday Mail the man's girlfriend arrived screaming that her boyfriend had been shot. It followed last week's wild brawl between Lone Wolf and Bandidos bikies outside Seagulls Leagues Club at Tweed Heads on State of Origin night on Wednesday. Read More »

Disabled Protesters Stage 'Die-In' over Senate Health Care Bill Rollout

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After the closely guarded legislation - which was written entirely behind closed doors - was finally unveiled on Thursday morning, a protest formed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Capitol. The draft of the Senate's plan , which was released to the public on Thursday , proposes deep cuts to Medicaid that will start in 2025. "More than 10 million people with disabilities rely on Medicaid to live and work in their communities", he said. Read More »

Gorakhpur gears up for Eid-al-Fitr

The first announcement will come from Bangladesh followed by India and Pakistan . Moon sighting is a tradition from the numerous traditions of Prophet (ﷺ) that has been closely adhered to by the Muslims for over 1400 years. The end of Ramadan usually depends on when the moon is sighted. The process of moonsighting begins on the 29th day of Ramadan . Varying geographical and weather conditions meant that people in different locations can not see the appearance of the crescent the same ... Read More »