• How US Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare
How US Senate, House Obamacare overhaul bills compare

The bill lets states waive required coverage of essential health benefits. Without the federal money for Medicaid expansion, OH leaders would have to decide whether to pay for the new enrollees' health care coverage with state tax money or end their insurance coverage entirely.

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  • Iran's top diplomat says White House statement on Tehran attack is
Iran's top diplomat says White House statement on Tehran attack is "repugnant"

Soon after the attacks when Iran blamed Saudi Arabia for it, the Sunni nation denied doing so. The official IRNA news agency on Sunday quotes Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying the suspect left Iran for a neighboring country following the attacks but "was sent to hell" by Iranian intelligence agents and " fellow intelligence services"....

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  • North Korea Claims It's the 'Biggest Victim' in Otto Warmbier's Death
North Korea Claims It's the 'Biggest Victim' in Otto Warmbier's Death

The comments published by the official Korean Central News Agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. The North's spokesman said such accusations are part of a smear campaign to slander the country that had given "medical treatments...

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  • More severe weather -- including tornadoes -- possible today thanks to Cindy
More severe weather -- including tornadoes -- possible today thanks to Cindy

Rain and storms continued to rotate around that center in bands, and some of those bands are expected to affect Alabama today as the center tracks closer to the state. Street and other flooding was reported in places such as Port Arthur, along Sabine Pass and the border with Louisiana, where Cindy made landfall early Thursday.

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  • Are you taking part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day?
Are you taking part in Bring Your Dog To Work Day?

For everyone else, today's the big day for a little canine companionship at the workplace. They teamed up with the Miami-Dade Animal Services for a pet adoption event on National Bring Your Pet To Work Day. "Take Your Dog to Work Day" has been happening since 1999, but it's not what you would call a widely celebrated holiday. However, donations...

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  • Global refugee summit opens in Uganda
Global refugee summit opens in Uganda

More than 1.8 million people have fled into neighboring countries. In attendance is the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, regional leaders, UN relief agencies among others. Uganda has been praised for its generous policy toward refugees, including the allocation of plots of land for growing food. "Disturbing shortfalls are emerging in crit...

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  • Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Calls for New Democratic Leadership
Pelosi Defends Herself Amid Calls for New Democratic Leadership

Some Democrats have been concerned with the party's focus on Russian Federation, advocating for a more aggressive approach on issues like health care instead. "In the previous election - the Republican candidate won by more than 20 points". "There are plenty of people who have qualms with Trump on one level or another, but are totally willing to ...

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  • China's efforts on North Korea haven't worked out, says Donald Trump
China's efforts on North Korea haven't worked out, says Donald Trump

The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. After meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in April, there were indications that a deal had been reached in which Beijing would exert a constraining influence over Pyongyang in exchange for Washington's less critical treatment of Chinese trade practices.

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  • Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies torturing captured US student prior to death
Otto Warmbier: North Korea denies torturing captured US student prior to death

In response to claims in some USA outlets that Warmbier had been subject to torture during his detainment in North Korea, the statement said such accusations were "groundless". It demanded that South Korea return 12 restaurant workers who defected to the South previous year. "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times", Volo told AB...

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  • United States jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria
United States jet 'downs Iranian-made drone' in southern Syria

A United States aircraft shot down a pro-Syrian regime Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle advancing on Coalition forces in Southern Syria , June 20, the US-led coalition said in a statement . That Syrian aircraft had dropped bombs near the SDF south of the city of Tabqah. Russian Federation said it was cutting the "deconfliction line", a key c...

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  • India slams Pak over 'fake' Jadhav video
India slams Pak over 'fake' Jadhav video

Pakistan is believed to have informed India that it will not grant consular access unless the Jadhav case completes it course at the UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. Pakistan authorities say Jadhav confessed to being assigned by India's intelligence service to organise espionage and sabotage in Baluchistan "aiming to destabil...

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  • London Finsbury Park terror attack: One killed and 11 injured
London Finsbury Park terror attack: One killed and 11 injured

His uncle was "not a racist", he said. As president, Trump has taken steps to protect Muslims from violence, including cruise missile strikes against Syria's military after blaming it for a chemical attack that killed dozens of civilians.

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  • Instagram model dies after freak kitchen accident, family says
Instagram model dies after freak kitchen accident, family says

Rebecca Burger's family announced her death on social media, where she has amassed a following of more than 200,000 with her fitness focused posts. 20 Minutes , a French news source, reported that Rebecca suffered a cardiac arrest at her home on Saturday and died in hospital the following day.

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  • Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI
Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI

Scalise was seriously wounded in the shooting and has undergone several surgeries and remains hospitalized, local media reported. "He is now listed in fair condition and is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation", MedStar Washington Hospital physician Jack Sava, MD, said in a Wednesday press briefing .

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  • Theresa May Lost Without Losing in Bid to Tighten Grip on Parliament
Theresa May Lost Without Losing in Bid to Tighten Grip on Parliament

But Friday, supporters of the country's leading Conservative Party were coming to terms with a parliamentary minority. Grim-faced, May said her Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party would together form a new government "that can provide certainty and lead Britain forward at this critical time".

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  • Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire
Police consider manslaughter charges over Grenfell Tower fire

She said that the Metropolitan Police will consider manslaughter charges as a result of the failed tests. The government has ordered an immediate examination of the refrigerator model that started the blaze. Yesterday the government revealed that samples from 11 tower blocks in eight separate local authorities in the United Kingdom had failed saf...

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  • United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP - Hammond
United Kingdom government confident of deal with N. Ireland's DUP - Hammond

They did not comment about when they expect a deal, if any, to be sealed. The Conservative party, in an attempt to claw back after their failed bid to win a bigger majority in the United Kingdom election, has agreed to work with the homophobic DUP from Northern Ireland .

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  • Portugal forest fire: What we know
Portugal forest fire: What we know

Firefighters of the Portuguese National Republican Guard work to stop a forest fire from reaching the village of Avelar, central Portugal , at sunrise Sunday, June 18 2017 . The country's Civil Protection department said that the battle against the flames is still very hard in the Pedrogao Grande , where 1,100 soldiers and firefighters are worki...

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  • Donald Trump says tapes bluff 'wasn't stupid' and kept James Comey 'honest'
Donald Trump says tapes bluff 'wasn't stupid' and kept James Comey 'honest'

Mr Trump kick-started speculation of recordings in a tweet he posted days after firing Mr Comey in May. In a tweet last month, Trump said Comey should "hope" no such tapes existed, prompting Comey to then leak memos about the conversations to the media.

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  • US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS
US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the US military shot down the Shahed 129 as it approached an established coalition combat outpost near al-Tanf in southeast Syria , where the U.S.is holding training sessions for local fighters against the Islamic State group, VOA reported .

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