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Mike Pence casts deciding vote to advance Trumpcare

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President Trump is praising the Senate for moving forward on a bill to repeal Obamacare. Senators Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska sided with Democrats. Tuesday's contentious vote was a strong reminder of intraparty divisions within the GOP. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and dozens of other lawmakers attended the Pence fundraiser. Read More »

Graham: Trump's Handling Of Sessions Shows Weakness

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But, what he bristles at is any attempt to tell him what he should do or what the politically savvy thing is to do. Doubling down on his remarks in the same interview , Trump reiterated, "How do you take a job and then recuse yourself?" "This arena, here now, there's a lot at stake, and I think the president is frustrated, and if he'd restrained himself more , perhaps he could be a little more successful", he added. Read More »

Modi dedicates Dr Kalam's memorial to the nation

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The then Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu- late J Jayalalithaa had also promised all cooperation from the state government. Lauding the commitment of all the DRDO officials, painters, workers, engineers, architects in executing the project within the time, Modi said to meet the deadline they all worked up to two hours more per day without any overtime wages. Read More »

United States sanctions Venezuelan officials amid anti-Maduro protests

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And it would shift to an all-out dictatorship under Maduro . WTI crude CLU7, +1.75% the USA benchmark, traded at a roughly two-month high above $48 a barrel Wednesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange , buoyed by data showing a fourth-straight weekly decline in us crude inventories as well as pledges by some OPEC members to curb exports. Read More »

Ernst breaks with Trump on transgendered in military

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The Pentagon couldn't offer details. The president cited " tremendous medical costs " and " disruption " as the basis for his decision , after consulting "my Generals and military experts". Your lives, safety, & service matter. With tears in her eyes she said she wants them to know this, "don't give up, please don't give up". In 2016, then Defence Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban on transgender individuals from serving. Read More »

Anti-semitic hate incidents in Britain rise by 30%, a record high

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CST chief executive David Delew said the figures were "now nearly twice as bad as five years ago", adding: "Some of this may be down to improved reporting, but it is sadly clear that the overall situation has deteriorated". In at least 203 incidents, the victims were visibly Jewish. Ten incidents involved Jewish children at non-faith schools. As a comparison, the number of attacks in London rose by 10%, to 425 incidents from 387. Read More »

Abbas backs calls to resume prayers in Jerusalem's shrine

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Jordan is the custodian of Jerusalem's Muslim holy sites, which Jews revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples and which was among East Jerusalem areas Israel captured in a 1967 war and annexed as its capital in a move not recognized internationally. Read More »

Evacuations ordered for Mineral County fire

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The region is open to local traffic and drivers need to be advised of livestock and heavy fire traffic on roads. They are also asking landowners to report any losses of livestock, pasture, hay and fences. Wilson says she grew up in the area of the fire, and feels a connection to the people there. Firefighters in eastern Montana are increasing containment of wildfires that have destroyed 16 homes and scorched about 421 square miles (1,090 kilometers) of farmland and public land. Read More »

Sex on plane Bristol teacher struck off from profession

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She denied it but the panel banned her indefinitely after finding her guilty of unacceptable professional conduct and bringing the profession into disrepute. 'There was no evidence to suggest that the teacher was acting under duress'. Miss Wilson also encouraged the pupil, who has not been identified, to hide their relationship and lied about it when an investigation into the allegations was undertaken by the school, the panel said. Read More »

New database shows pollutants in most public water systems

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If you get your water from the Portland Water District - the study found two contaminants above health guidelines that are linked to cancer . Meanwhile, EPA Chief Scott Pruitt met earlier this week in Orangeburg County with developers, utility executives and large-scale farmers to push a Trump administration effort to give the state control of regulations that affect the quality of drinking water for almost 2 million people in SC. Read More »

RJD MLA holds Lalu Yadav's 'putra-moh' responsible for the party's downfall

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I am watching everything". This was also vindicated in his role in forging an understanding among political rival parties, to culminate in the formation of the mahagathbandhan which kept the BJP at bay in Bihar. "I delivered manifold than what was expected of me. My performance perturbed our ally and the BJP", he tweeted. The ED on Thursday registered a money laundering case against the Lalu Yadav in the railway hotel allotment corruption case. Read More »

Uttar Pradesh becomes fourth state to launch RERA website

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Landcraft, Prateek Group, Gaursons and Supertech are some of the developers which have registered their projects. The biggest advantage of a platform like this for builders in that now in UP, the builders can register their projects on the site and instantly get a RERA registration number. Read More »

Heat Advisory in effect for Thursday

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Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s. Mostly sunny skies are forecast for Wednesday with high temperatures ranging from 98 to 102. Overall, rain coverage is expected to be highest this morning with spotty activity expected before we really begin drying out this afternoon and evening. Read More »

Congress slams Kovind for skipping Nehru in inaugural speech

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Sharma also raised objection to the fact that Jawaharlal Nehru was conspicuously missing from the president's speech . Speaking in the Upper House, Sharma criticised Kovind for equating Mahatma Gandhi with Deen Dayal Upadhyay, who was a leader of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the precursor to the Bharatiya Janata Party. Read More »

Flooding reported after heavy rains in Kansas City area

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Areas like Riverside and Olathe have seen rain rates of two to four inches per hour. Several flood warnings also have been issued for rivers and streams downstream from the deluge. The vehicle that was swept away was near that intersection. Officials said flooding was forecast in the Missouri cities of Lee's Summit, Grandview, Belton, Raymore, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill, Greenwood, Peculiar, Holden, Garden City, Lake Winnebago, Cleveland, Leeton, Freeman, Chilhowee, East Lynne, ... Read More »

One traffic policeman martyred, another injured in Karachi attack

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The slain traffic wardens were deployed at Gulzar-e-Hijri Traffic Section when they came under attack from armed men. The injured policeman has been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. He had fled to Afghanistan and returned recently to Karachi to carry out terror acts, the police official added. The police also claim to have arrested the victim's husband who is a labourer by profession and killed his wife over family disputes and also recovered a knife used in the ... Read More »

LG Electronics net profit almost doubles in Q2

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The firm attributed that disappointing figure to "weaker than expected premium smartphone sales", adding that another notable factor which affected its performance is the overall increase in global handset component costs. The company's phone business actually performed better this quarter than the same period in 2016, when it recorded a wider loss of KRW 153.5 billion (USD 132.10 million), even though its revenue fell by 19 percent year-on-year. Read More »

BCCI adopts Lodha panel reforms, opposes five

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The one-state-one-vote recommendation primarily affects six members - Maharashtra, Mumbai, Vidarbha, Gujarat, Baroda and Saurashtra. However, the BCCI wants the existing membership status to be restored. "It has only one vice-president and members are of the opinion that it is smaller in size considering the length and breadth of country". Constitution of the apex council which the board feels has too few members; 4. Read More »

With John McCain but no clear plan, Senate prepares for health fight

Moderates are anxious repeal will cost millions of low-income Americans their insurance and conservatives are angry the proposed bills do not go far enough to gut Obamacare, which they consider government overreach. But the office estimates an additional 22 million people would be uninsured. Earlier on Tuesday, the company had reported a better than expected profit as it benefits from a strong Obamacare business. Read More »

Trump's ex-campaign chief meets Senate investigators

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A Senate panel won't require a co-founder of the research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump to appear at a congressional hearing this week. about the meeting with Veselnitskaya. A day after he issued a lengthy and detailed rebuttal to charges the Trump presidential campaign ever colluded with Russia, Mr. Read More »

McCain Files Amendments to Health Care Bill

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He suggested that changes to the current health care law could be improved "with narrower reforms that do not jeopardize the access to health care that millions now receive". "The U.S.is an outlier among rich countries when it comes to our very large disparities in health care access between rich and poor", said senior author Jacob Bor, assistant professor of global health and epidemiology at BUSPH. Read More »

McCain, in hero's return to US Senate, calls for bipartisanship

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One day after McCain's brain cancer diagnosis was revealed , Kelli Ward, who ran against McCain previous year, was already talking about the possibility of taking over his Senate seat . He cast a vote to move ahead on the legislation. "The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and ... Read More »

Sse Plc (LON:SSE) Earns Sell Rating from Deutsche Bank AG

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The company has market cap of $4.29 billion. The ENA segment consists of Europe, Russia/Commonwealth of Independent States, Israel, North America, Australia and New Zealand. It has a 59.38 P/E ratio. Currently, the 7-day moving average is sitting at 176.51. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. Read More »

Karnataka ex-cm Dharam Singh passes away

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He is survived by his wife and two sons, one of whom, Ajay Singh, is a sitting Congress MLA. He was an Indian politician and 17th Chief Minister of Karnataka from 2004 to 2006. The state government has announced three days state mourning as a mark of respect to the veteran leader. Singh was considered close to senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge. Read More »