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32m to lose health insurance if no replacement for Obamacare


At least two Republicans have said they would oppose either option now on the table and without McCain's vote, the GOP would fall short on either unless the replacement plan changes dramatically in the next four days. Jerry Moran (Kan.) and Mike Lee (Utah ) and the Senate leadership's back-up plan - a repeal of Obamacare without an immediate replacement plan - was shot down by several moderate Republicans. Read More »

Outgoing Russian Ambassador to US Kislyak Hosts Farewell Party in Washington


According to the Washington Post , Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. told his superiors in Moscow that he had met with Sessions twice to discuss matters related to the Trump election campaign. Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn , was sacked after the White House concluded he had not been truthful about conversations he had with Kislyak. Read More »

Chelsea apologise to Chinese people after Kenedy slur


Chelsea football club's player Kenedy posted this pic when the team is playing in China right now. Chelsea apologised "to Chinese people" on Sunday after their Brazilian full-back Kenedy posted two videos on Instagram insulting the Asian powerhouse which is also one of the club's biggest markets. Read More »

Sean Spicer resigns as President Trump press secretary after six months


After six months in power and still without a major legislative win, Trump shuffled some of his closest staff, parting ways with Spicer after naming Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director. He picked the Wall Street financier on Friday, a White House official said. The departing press chief said it has been "an honour" and "privilege" to serve Mr Trump and the country. Read More »

Hungary sides with Poland against Brussels


It was in Baile Tusnad that Orban, in 2014, expressed his support for "Illiberal" democracy. Zoltan Kovacs, a spokesman for Orban, recently told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the war against Soros has become "a matter of national security". Read More »

Scaramucci tells Trump 'yes,' then apologizes for past words


Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into any relationships or contacts between Trump campaign officials and Russian Federation during the election, but Trump has not been accused of any wrongdoing by federal investigators. - Said one of his priorities as the new White House communications director is to stop news leaks. Trump "doesn't like the fact that he has a two-minute conversation in the Oval Office or in his study and that people are running out and leaking", about the ... Read More »

Trump Just Confirmed He Has Looked Into His Pardoning Power


Trump's declaration of his "complete power to pardon " came amid reports that his aides are looking for ways to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Trump's incoming White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said on Fox News Sunday that the president brought up the issue of pardons in the Oval Office recently, but that he does not need to use it. Read More »

Kane back to his best as Spurs put four past PSG


Tottenham are being ridiculed on social media for failing to sign a player this summer so far, yet we were once again reminded about the quality of Mauricio Pochettino's side in their first pre-season friendly of the campaign. And although Unai Emery's side were hard to break down, late strikes from Alderweireld and Kane gave manager Mauricio Pochettino plenty to smile about. Read More »

Atkins: Anthony Scaramucci has tough initiation as voice for Trump


It is just common sense it apply more controls". Wallace reminded Scaramucci that "all this stuff lives forever", and asked if he still believed that. Then, in March 2016, he tweeted, "You can take steps to combat climate change without crippling the economy. They are more interested in the click and their clip than they are the facts". Read More »

Council Member Suggests Outsider for Minneapolis Police Chief


Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau resigned Friday amid criticism of her response to a string of high-profile police shootings. In an evening news conference the mayor held to speak further about the changes, an angry group of protesters interrupted the mayor within minutes of her taking the podium. Read More »

Nationals' Strasburg leaves game after 2 innings


The win improved him to 9-4 with a 2.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 145/55 K/BB ratio over 18 starts. Matt Grace replaced the starter after just two scoreless innings, although the team does not provide injury reports until after games, per Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post . Read More »

Kerala actress abduction case: High Court rejects Dileep's bail plea


While rejecting the bail plea, Kerala High Court observed that "abducting and sexually assaulting a young actress in a moving auto was a serious crime". Dileep's counsel Ramkumar had maintained that there was no evidence to link Dileep to the conspiracy. And there are possibilities of the involvement of more culprits in the case. Read More »

Palestinians injured in Jerusalem, West Bank clashes

The Palestinians have strongly objected to the metal detectors being installed, seeing it as a move by Israel to assert more control over the sacred site. Israel's deputy minister for public diplomacy says Palestinian leaders must call for calm as tensions soar over security measures at a major Jerusalem shrine. Read More »

Poles protest for 8th day over contentious judicial changes


Polish media reported that other protests were taking place in other cities across Poland and Europe. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, head of the Law and Justice Party, defended the legislation, arguing that the judiciary continues to function as it did during the communist era and contains many judges from that time. Read More »

RCMP calls off search for missing Australian woman: family


A search began after the pair didn't return to work after the hike and crews found the couple's vehicle and some personal belongings near the waterfall, which has a history of fatalities. A backpack belonging to Tiffin and Dowsley's sunglasses were also found in the area. Helicopters and search and research teams were deployed during the weekend, with volunteers coming from the nearby communities of Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Central Fraser Valley, and Chilliwack. Read More »

Will the White House Bring Back Cameras?

Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Sen. He wrote a scathing piece past year arguing against what he called "unbridled demagoguery" taking over the GOP. Scaramucci was forced to deal with leaks on his first days on the job after The Washington Post reported last week that Trump and his legal team had examined presidential powers to pardon aides, family members and potentially himself. Read More »

A Potentially Rabid Squirrel Is On The Loose In Prospect Park


The city's Health Department says that all of the attacks have happened in the same area of the park - near the entrance at Parkside and Ocean Avenues. Prospect Park is fearless in the face of reports of an aggressive, "possibly rabid" squirrel - with many parkgoers asserting Saturday that they'd give the cretinous critter a swift boot to the nuts. Read More »

Rock River closed as near-record flooding is expected


Illinois Conservation Police Region 1 Supervisor reported rising flood waters, unsafe currents, floating and submerged debris, as well as weakened levees that have created conditions significantly hazardous for navigation on the Rock River. Read More »

Govt Hajj Scheme: Flight operation begins


The pilgrims were seen off by Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad and member National Assembly Standing Committee on Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony MNA Syed Imran Shah. A help line has already been activated both in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to register and resolve complaints of the intending Hujjaj he said. Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf was present at the occasion to see off pilgrims. Read More »

Russia: Did US Election Interference Allegations Cost Russian Ambassador His Job?


Pending the arrival of his successor, Mr. Denis V. Gonchar, Minister-Counselor and Deputy Chief of Mission, will act as Charg· d'Affaires ad interim", the statement reads. Reports surfaced that the president's first national security adviser Michael Flynn had multiple contacts with Kislyak during the presidential transition and misled Vice President Pence and other White House officials about the nature of their conversations. Read More »

International Monetary Fund cuts U.S. growth forecast for 2017, 2018


For next year, the International Monetary Fund said euro zone growth would be slightly stronger at 1.7 per cent, up 0.1 points from three months ago. "The revisions reflect primarily the macroeconomic implications of changes in policy assumptions for the world's two largest economies, the United States and China", the report said further. Read More »

Sean Spicer Gripes About Melissa McCarthy's 'Malicious' 'SNL' Portrayal: 'It Wasn't Funny'

It has always been suggested Priebus is in danger of being ousted by Trump , but following Spicer's departure and Priebus' reported tensions with Scaramucci , there are also those who believe he could opt to resign. "And let's let the message from the president get out there to the American people", he said. Spicer's debut at the White House podium in January featured a long scolding of reporters for their portrayal of Trump's Inauguration Day crowd numbers. Read More »

More Heat, More Humidity, Plenty Of Sunshine


Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. By sunset this evening the temperatures will start to go down. Winds: SW around 10 miles per hour. Monday night: A chance of showers before midnight. Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Northwest wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Read More »

Spieth Wins British Open in Nail-Biting Match

My goal is to go out and play Royal Birkdale. His round would have equalled the best ever in a major had Branden Grace of South Africa not shot 62 on Saturday. "And if I win tomorrow, it has nothing to do with that, either". Although the Floridian did nearly everything right - with birdies on the 15th and 17th - he entered the final hole two strokes behind after a sensational run down the stretch by Spieth. Read More »

Senate Democratic leaders call on Carroll to resign Senate seat


Julian Carroll, D-Frankfort, groped and propositioned photographer Jason Geis for sex, Kentucky Democratic Senate leaders are calling on Carroll to resign immediately. Carroll told Pure Politics that the allegations were "ridiculous" when one of its reporters confronted him in the hallway of the Capitol Annex. He said he reported the incident to Kentucky State Police, but according to records obtained and cited by Spectrum News, the Lincoln County Attorney said there was insufficient ... Read More »