• White House rolls out ACA repeal website ahead of Senate vote
White House rolls out ACA repeal website ahead of Senate vote

People in need of long-term services often are the oldest and frailest Americans, many with complex health conditions. #Obamacare has created a healthcare crisis in our country. This bill seeks to completely transform how we deliver care to you, but unfortunately, as it is now being considered, not for the better. While we won't know the exac...

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  • House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching
House special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

And control of the House of Representatives could still be in play in the 2018 midterm elections . "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", Pelosi said. Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi's position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections hard.

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  • Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria
Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, a radical paramilitary wing, claimed it conducted the strikes in response to ISIS's attack in Tehran earlier this month. "We continue to operate, making some adjustments for prudent measures", Davis said. The drone, roughly the size of a U.S. Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, was armed and within ...

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  • Canada prime minister: steel exports not national security threat to US
Canada prime minister: steel exports not national security threat to US

Calling Trump a "deal-maker" who keeps promises, the prime minister also lauded him as a good listener - a remark that spurred some chuckles. "There's no question that the way the president chooses to speak directly to people through social media is a new wrinkle in global diplomacy", Trudeau noted.

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  • Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill
Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill

Pye concluded, "Kill it with fire". That means Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only lose two Republican votes in order to pass the bill. At this point, it's only a matter of degrees how misguided and cruel the proposals are by Republicans in Congress to "fix" America's health care system.

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  • Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'
Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

Trump has irked some Republicans by arguing the Senate bill needs more funding and "heart", suggesting the House bill was not compassionate enough to people who rely on health care. Republicans hold 52 out of 100 Senate seats, so they can afford only two defections; in that case, Vice President Mike Pence would be brought in to break ...

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  • Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say
Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

CROWLEY: Typically they don't go and pick folks in districts where they think they're going to lose that seat to a Democrat. In Georgia , leaders in both parties say the area is changing, and they're already looking toward competitive midterm elections in 2018.

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  • Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment
Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

All of the Ivy League schools, ranked amongst the top 15 universities, are located in the East Coast and are hundreds of miles away from Georgia's 6th District. "It's about: Are you getting your message across to the voters in your area?" Democrats are lagging 0-4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas an...

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  • Israel ignores United Nations, begins construction on new West Bank settlement
Israel ignores United Nations, begins construction on new West Bank settlement

The Amichai settlement in the northern West Bank is earmarked for some 40 families evicted from the wildcat outpost of Amona in February under a high court order that ruled their homes had been built illegally on private Palestinian land.

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  • First aid ship from Turkey setting sail for Qatar
First aid ship from Turkey setting sail for Qatar

Erdogan vowed not to leave the tiny nation isolated and Turkey's parliament passed legislation permitting the deployment of troops to a Turkish military base in Qatar in a show of support. Expel members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard from Qatar and cut off any joint military cooperation with Iran . Abdullah al-Muhanadi, a retired public s...

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  • Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., still has an uphill battle if he hopes to get all his Republican colleagues on board. Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years.

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  • Eight security guards killed in Afghan
Eight security guards killed in Afghan

Washington is soon expected to announce an increase in the U.S. military deployment to bolster Afghan forces, who are struggling to contain the Taliban's nationwide offensive. He promised that the last night's incident will be thoroughly investigated by the government as he urged the security forces to practice restraint while dealing with such i...

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  • Theresa May vows 'settled' status for European Union expats in post-Brexit UK
Theresa May vows 'settled' status for European Union expats in post-Brexit UK

She seemed keen to calm the mood with the continentals after weeks of sniping during her election campaign, describing the first formal meeting of Brexit negotiators on Monday as "very constructive" and stressing that London wanted a "special and deep partnership with our friends and allies in Europe".

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  • Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick
Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

Fultz was sixth in the nation in points per game, averaging 23.2 points a game-and the only freshmen among the top 10 NCAA Division I scorers. He walked across the stage Thursday night at Barclays Center wearing orange sneakers made of basketballs .

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  • Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses
Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Prior to Georgia and South Carolina, Democrats fell in special races in Kansas in April and Montana in May. Republicans have some breathing room after Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election in Georgia to avoid a major upset ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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  • Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice. Officials also said Hodgkinson had kept a storage locker in Alexandria and visited it 43 times between April and June, usually between 6am and 7am At times, he went to the unit daily and sometimes ...

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  • United Kingdom to make 'generous offer' on post-Brexit EU citizens
United Kingdom to make 'generous offer' on post-Brexit EU citizens

That means March 29, 2019 might be a tight deadline for the two sides to wrap up the withdrawal, as all Brexit negotiations will have to be concluded by October 2018 to secure a smooth transition at the point of leaving. Yet Davis stressed that Britain would deliver certainty "as soon as possible" to European Union citizens living in Britain and ...

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  • North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing Ohio college student Otto Warmbier

Mattis was speaking alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after the two met Chinese officials to discuss North Korea and other regional issues, including China's continued military build up in the South China Sea . "What we do is to develop friendly and cooperative relations on the basis of five principles of peaceful coexistence", the ...

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  • Angela Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'
Angela Merkel says UK offer on EU citizens 'a good start'

Britain on the other hand is mired in fresh debate with supporters of a so-called soft Brexit that would involve staying in the EU's single market. However, May's election gamble spectacularly backfired. "For me, shaping the future of the 27 (remaining) member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Britain on its exit", ...

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  • Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera
Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera

He added that Bushehr had historic trade ties with Qatar, adding that the same ties were being used to export food to the Persian Gulf state which is caught in a diplomatic dispute with its neighbors which started in early June. Al Jazeera , which has an English-language branch, is one of the most widely watched Arabic satellite channels. Doha...

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