• The Senate GOP Health Care Bill Has A Fatal Flaw
The Senate GOP Health Care Bill Has A Fatal Flaw

Yet it still would force those states to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage. " Medicaid's not actually being cut from our perspective", Republican Sen. Those costs are rising there and elsewhere even with the federal government paying for most of the expansion, largely because...

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  • Jared Kushner arrives in Israel
Jared Kushner arrives in Israel

He appears to have backtracked since. More than 600,000 Jews live in about 140 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem - land the Palestinians claim for a future state. On Wednesday afternoon, Kushner will meet with Netanyahu before he heads to the West Bank in the evening to meet with Abbas. "The po...

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  • IS inspired gunmen storm Philippine village, take hostages
IS inspired gunmen storm Philippine village, take hostages

Members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) group were engaged in a gun battle with security forces, Chief Inspector Realan Mamon said in a radio interview on Wednesday. None of the hostages are thought to be children. "This has come from a group that has long committed harassments", he said. Police sources also reported BIFF ...

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  • Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi
Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

Pelosi's comments came directly following a secret afternoon meeting of a dozen Democratic lawmakers, discussing how they could potentially replace Pelosi as the party's leader in the House ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. To win a House majority, Democrats need Trumpish results in high-education districts and improvements in downscale areas on...

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  • Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince
Qatar emir congratulates Saudi crown prince

Tom Rogers, associate director at Oxford Economics, said: "The shift in royal succession announced this morning should help underpin the durability and credibility of the economic reform process in Saudi Arabia ". The Council is comprised of senior princes who gather in secret and vote to pick the king and crown prince from among themselves. Accor...

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  • A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case
A timeline of events in the Brendan Dassey case

Attorneys for Brendan Dassey say they are working to get their client released from prison following a bombshell court ruling affirming that Dassey's confession to the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach was coerced by Manitowoc County, Wis. June 1, 2007: Avery is sentenced to life in prison with no possible parole. Netflix's Making a Murderer i...

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  • Saudi police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca
Saudi police foil 'terrorist action' in Mecca

A general view shows Muslim pilgrims circling the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca , on September 6, 2016. The foiled attack targetted worshippers at the mosque, it said. The US Central Intelligence Agency said those attacks bore the hallmarks of IS. Saudi Arabia is a member of a US-led co...

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  • Hashtags pledging allegiance to Crown Prince trend on Twitter
Hashtags pledging allegiance to Crown Prince trend on Twitter

It said the decision by King Salman to promote his son and consolidate his power was endorsed by 31 out of 34 members of the Allegiance Council, made up of senior members of the ruling Al Saud family. "We need cool headed politicians who are able to defuse tensions rather than inflame them", said Maha Yahya, the director of the Carnegie Middle Ea...

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  • SOMALIA: Islamist attackers gun down 19 civilians at Mogadishu hotel
SOMALIA: Islamist attackers gun down 19 civilians at Mogadishu hotel

Attackers had cut off electricity to complicate security forces' efforts to end the siege, Hussein said earlier. On Thursday morning, the attack ended when soldiers surrounded the building, neutralized the situation and killed all five attackers.

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  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for health bill
McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for health bill

The right path is to fix its flaws and to focus on reducing health care costs, not to wipe it out. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead". Four conservative senators quickly announced their opposition to the current draft. On Thursday, Obama weighed in on Facebook, writing: "If there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill ...

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  • IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco
IS-linked suspects arrested in Morocco

The event is expected to attract over two million visitors. Officers from Spain's General Commissariat of Intelligence of the National Police arrested a 32-year old Moroccan national, resident in Madrid . During the course of this investigation it was possible to individually identify several bookmarks on social networks linking the detainee w...

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  • Medical Groups Hate the 'Literally Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan
Medical Groups Hate the 'Literally Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. Any new Senate bill would have to be reconciled with the House version. The bill was a revised version of a healthcare bill passed by the House of Representatives last month. While Trump reportedly called the House ...

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  • White House responds to Johnny Depp's remark about assassination
White House responds to Johnny Depp's remark about assassination

Depp's widely criticized joke comes one week after a 66-year-old gunman who frequently shared on social media his hatred for Trump opened fire on Republican lawmakers during a GOP congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia.

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  • Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May
Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern said May's proposals are "a first step" but warned there are still many European citizens in Britain who would not be covered by the proposals. "We welcome the steps put forward by the prime minister, which would offer certainty to the 165,000 health and care staff who deliver vital services to communities in ...

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  • 34 killed as auto bomb strikes bank in Afghanistan
34 killed as auto bomb strikes bank in Afghanistan

The Taliban effectively control or contest 10 of the 14 districts in Helmand . The militants, who are believed to control almost 80 percent of the province's countryside, increasingly have been making a push into Lashkar Gah to try to take the city.

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  • Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump
Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump

Keep raising the concern that something needs to change within the ranks of the party's leadership. Nor have they identified a challenger. Most notable was the appearance of Louisiana Rep. It's natural to be disappointed, but Democrats should put away their crying towels, regroup and get back to work. "We are the party that stands up for working fa...

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  • May's offer on residency rights for European Union citizens 'not sufficient', says Juncker
May's offer on residency rights for European Union citizens 'not sufficient', says Juncker

Cameron: A political obituary... "I am sympathetic with the view that the final agreement should be debated in parliament, and I am coming around to the idea of a second referendum - though I think people are getting sick of voting". Theresa May has proposed a clean break from the European Union , making control over immigration and ending the ju...

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  • The Senate's health care bill
The Senate's health care bill

Early next week, the Congressional Budge Office will submit a report evaluating how many people would lose their insurance due to the bill as well as its impact on the federal budget. It would also offer $2 billion in state grants to address the opioid epidemic. Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association,...

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  • Korea is in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, doctors say
Korea is in a state of unresponsive wakefulness, doctors say

They described his condition as "unresponsive wakefulness", also known as persistent vegetative state. "He shows no signs of understanding language or responding to verbal commands ", neurologist Dr. The next day, Warmbier was flown to a US base in Japan before making the longer journey to OH to be reunited with his family. The only Westerner ...

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  • North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing, cruelly treating detained US student Otto Warmbier

A video was shown at Warmbier's funeral of him giving his high school graduation speech as Salutatorian. " North Korea is a pariah regime ". Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda poster. "To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident". A separate KCNA article published hours earlier criticised South Korea ...

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