• US confirms killing of top Islamic State cleric
US confirms killing of top Islamic State cleric

We will slap them in the face. Sharif told The Associated Press that the missile launch reflected Irans “military power, ” though Iran has no intention of starting another war. Iran's missiles are a focus of the new sanctions bill for which the U.S. Senate voted unanimously last week. Iranian-backed forces have repeatedly breached de-conflic...

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  • Russia tame New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener
Russia tame New Zealand in Confederations Cup opener

Played out under the warm St Petersburg sun, the afternoon began with a colourful and entertaining opening ceremony featuring a cast of 12 dancers and more than 2,000 artists. At the Under-20 World Cup, one decision causing confusion after advice from referee assistants watching replays was a red card for an Italy defender in a quarterfinals win...

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  • US Senate finally set to unveil Obamacare replacement bill
US Senate finally set to unveil Obamacare replacement bill

Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the US healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as their party's leaders prepare to unveil it. But Medicaid's population is considerably poorer and sicker than the overall population of Americans who buy health care. "Believe me, I'm even more ea...

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  • Trump takes victory lap after Republicans' special elections wins
Trump takes victory lap after Republicans' special elections wins

The hope for Democrat Jon Ossoff who was beaten by Republican Karen Handel was President Donald Trump . For Trump , his flawless record in congressional races come amid his presidency's rocky start that includes a federal probe of his campaign's possible ties to Russian officials, a reported obstruction of justice investigation focused ...

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  • Portugal fires: Plane crashes while fighting deadly blazes
Portugal fires: Plane crashes while fighting deadly blazes

Officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil Protection Agency said they could not confirm the crash. Earlier reports suggested that firefighters, backed by water-dumping planes, had tamed 70 per cent of the blaze. Officials have said communications were knocked out in the initial fierce fires when most people died, affecting mobile and...

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  • Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income
Draft Senate healthcare bill would link subsidies to income

How much of that will be retained in the Senate rewrite? Sanders said the earlier version of the bill would "jeopardize the medical care of 49 percent of children and the 26 percent of Vermont seniors and people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid".

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  • What people traveling to Cuba should know about Trump's restrictions
What people traveling to Cuba should know about Trump's restrictions

The new Trump policy will also prohibit most commercial transactions that allow money to flow to the Cuban military. The White House says it's willing to negotiate more favorable terms with Cuba , but only if the Castro regime allows free and fair elections and releases political prisoners.

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  • Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc
Qataris on 'terror list' issued by Saudi-bloc

Turkey has also pledged to provide food and water supplies to Qatar. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, whose AK Party has its roots in Islamist politics and who has voiced support for the Brotherhood, signalled his firm backing for Qatar by swiftly signing a law to send troops to a Turkish base there.

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  • Terror probe as man rams police vehicle in Paris
Terror probe as man rams police vehicle in Paris

The Paris prosecutor's office has opened an anti-terror investigation into the incident, an Interior Ministry spokesman said. Footage from the scene, screened by broadcaster BFMTV, showed intense flames coming from the passenger compartment of a saloon auto and police apparently attempting to pull the driver out.

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  • GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties
GOP health plan cuts Medicaid, ends penalties

It has come under widespread criticism from Democrats and helped prompt some moderate House Republicans to vote against the measure. Republicans are angling toward a Senate vote next week on their effort to erase much of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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  • Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings
Security Of State Election Systems The Focus Of Dueling Capitol Hill Hearings

But he acknowledged that doing so might be a heavy lift, given that state election officials are naturally suspicious of what he called a "federal takeover" of their election practices. Johnson said he was "not pleased" when the DNC rejected his offer to help with its cyber breach and instead hired a private cybersecurity firm. After testifying...

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  • Russian Federation names Aussie RAAF jets
Russian Federation names Aussie RAAF jets "a target" over Syria

Sunday, a Navy F-18 Hornet shot down a Syrian air force jet , an act of war against a nation with which Congress has never declared or authorized a war. The area around At-Tanf has become a flashpoint between US forces and militias, some of them backed by Iran, loyal to Assad. The official said the United States pilot saw the Syrian pilot ej...

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  • Brussels train station attack: Minister says assailant has been identified
Brussels train station attack: Minister says assailant has been identified

The country will remain at threat level 3, meaning there is a serious and real threat, but an imminent attack is not deemed likely, he said . Those measures come on top of ones that have been in place under the second highest level of terror alert since twin bomb attacks killed 32 people in Brussels in March a year ago.

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  • Cousin: Sailor killed in crash near Japan was to retire soon
Cousin: Sailor killed in crash near Japan was to retire soon

Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the Navy says The Fitzgerald was struck below the water line. "Once we knew the ship was going to arrive, our volunteers started putting toiletry kits together and canteen items like food, drinks and blankets", she said.

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  • United States fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar
United States fighter jet deal, ship visit show military links to Qatar

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was to travel to Kuwait on Wednesday evening after completing a visit to Qatar, foreign ministry sources said, in his quest to broker an end to a dispute betweeen the Gulf state and other Arab countries.

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  • Hazelwood School District makes cuts to balance budget
Hazelwood School District makes cuts to balance budget

A recent consultant's report found that Hillsborough had 1,030 more teachers than districts of similar size across the state. An end of the year financial summary shows the district $213,000 in the red. Board members also reflected on the results of the consolidation feasibility study. The board may meet on July 20 to approve new hires, if need...

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  • Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?
Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

Republican Karen Handel is now a candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District Special Election . Congressional District 32 is the closest things to a swing district in North Texas and the contest there will test whether Democrats are emerging and Trump is an albatross.

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  • Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russian Federation at Confed Cup
Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russian Federation at Confed Cup

Concerned about his side's defensive frailties against Mexico , Santos may well look to inject some pace in midfield in a bid to break down a Russian Federation side that played a slower game in their tournament opener than the Mexicans did.

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  • Officer in Critical Condition After Incident at Flint, Michigan, Airport
Officer in Critical Condition After Incident at Flint, Michigan, Airport

Multiple sources say Neville was at his post at the top of the escalators at Bishop when he was attacked from behind with a larger knife, similar to a Bowie knife. Moments before the Federal Bureau of Investigation publicly named Ftouhi as the suspect, Montreal police raided an apartment in that city's east end.

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  • BC Liberal government throne speech borrows heavily from NDP and Greens
BC Liberal government throne speech borrows heavily from NDP and Greens

Clark didn't share many details today, stating more information would be explained in Thursday's throne speech , however, she did estimate this plan could mean 150,000 children could be eligible for a subsidy once their parents can find a child care space.

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