• North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing U.S. student Warmbier

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early today for Otto Warmbier , the USA student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal. But the doctors who examined him after his return disputed the botulism claim and said he had "extensive loss of tissue" in his brain. Some elected officials...

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  • Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill
Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

Several from states that rely heavily on Medicaid assistance have expressed concern in the past. "In this form, I will not support it", Heller said at a news conference with Republican Nevada Gov. "What [the bill] is from 20 feet back is a huge cut to Medicaid , big tax decreases for wealthier people and medical device companies and othe...

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  • Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre
Three killed in blast at Colombia shopping centre

Enrique Penalosa , the mayor of Bogota , Colombia, called the incident, which appears to have taken place on the second floor of Centro Comercial Andino, a " cowardly terrorist attack ". The Frenchwoman who died had spent six months working in a school in a poor neighbourhood, Penalosa said. The country's second-largest insurgent group, the Nati...

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  • Will Georgia Democrats, GOP see an 'Ossoff effect' in 2018?
Will Georgia Democrats, GOP see an 'Ossoff effect' in 2018?

Tom Price - who is now secretary of Health and Human Services. House Democratic leaders are taking some comfort in coming in a close second for a seat that's always been firmly in GOP hands. Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff lost the special congressional election on Tuesday night to Republican candidate Karen Handel by nearly 4 points.

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  • EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs in office of profit case
EC rejects pleas of 21 AAP MLAs in office of profit case

Later, proceedings were dropped against Jarnail Singh after he resigned as the Rajouri Garden MLA to contest Assembly polls in Punjab. In the case of the appointment of parliamentary secretaries and them allegedly holding an office of profit, EC had earlier issued notice to 21 Delhi MLAs.

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  • How the GOP health care bills help the rich
How the GOP health care bills help the rich

The Better Care Restoration Act ― the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill, which ended up being even more draconian that the House's American Health Care Act from the perspective of protecting people from losing their health insurance ― was finally released on Thursday, and is weaving its way toward a vote at a breakneck pace.

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  • Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release
Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release

Pyongyang's response was published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The spokesman said North Korea could not understand why Mr. Warmbier died so suddenly after returning home because his health indicators were "normal" upon his release.

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  • Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election
Pelosi defends leadership following loss in Georgia special election

Kathleen Rice and a group of Democrats met privately Thursday to brainstorm ways to replace the Democratic House leader. Pelosi insisted Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now".

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  • Bill Cosby's Defense Rests After Six Minutes of Testimony
Bill Cosby's Defense Rests After Six Minutes of Testimony

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to three charges of aggravated indecent assault. Bill Cosby departs Montgomery County Courthouse. The deposition seemed to be of keen interest to the jury, which asked to review more than a dozen additional excerpts when they resume deliberations Tuesday morning.

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  • U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime
U.S. lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

Warmbier's parents said their son had been in a coma for more than a year before he was medically evacauted from North Korea . Warmbier's family was reportedly by his side when he passed away, less than a week after he returned to the United States in a state of unresponsive wakefulness.

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  • Syria hotline for USA and Russian Federation still in use
Syria hotline for USA and Russian Federation still in use

Damascus says its plane was attacking ISIS. It is the second Iranian drone shot down by the U.S.in less than a month. A USA warplane shot down an Iranian-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in Syria early Tuesday, officials said , prompting growing worldwide concern over rising tensions between the two sides.

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  • Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier
Korea denies torturing United States student Warmbier

State Department officials at the funeral included Joseph Yun, the State Department's special representative for North Korea, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, ABC News reported . He declined to give names or titles and said it was at "another location in NY". Inside the arts center, some of the personal items Warmbier took to North...

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  • Parachinar twin blasts: Death toll increases to 45
Parachinar twin blasts: Death toll increases to 45

Most casualties happened in Parachinar - 41 dead and about 100 wounded - because a second bomb was detonated when people gathered at the place where the first explosion had occurred to carry out the rescue work. That attack shocked a country already grimly accustomed to atrocities, and prompted the military to intensify an operation in the tribal a...

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  • Russians Targeted Election Systems in 21 States
Russians Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

Connie Lawson, the current secretary of state for IN, says a recently leaked report purportedly from the National Security Agency suggests election-related hacking penetrated further into USA voting systems than was previously known. "Given the rhetoric of the campaign, given the fact that in national security, we typically stay out of elections, w...

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  • Weatherford International PLC (WFT) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest
Weatherford International PLC (WFT) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest

Progress Software Corp now has $1.46B valuation. It closed at $5.71 lastly. Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (NYSEMKT:CTO) has risen 11.69% since June 23, 2016 and is uptrending. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Monday, June 6 report. Vetr cut Weatherford International PLC from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating an...

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  • Merkel to gather European G-20 participants next week
Merkel to gather European G-20 participants next week

Koelnmesse president and CEO Gerald Böse added: "The participation of the Chancellor is a sign of great appreciation for us". If you'll be attending the show, better make sure to pack along the hand sanitizer. The event is the largest video game trade show in the world, attracting 345,000 visitors from around the world past year. Now the next vid...

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  • Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands
Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Iran has urged Qatar and Persian Gulf neighbors to engage in dialogue to resolve their dispute. USA officials said the goal of the Russians appeared to be creation of a rift among the USA and its allies. "This reflects basically an attempt from these countries to suppress free media and also undermine our sovereignty", said Al Thani, the Qatari ...

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  • Macron's party set for a stunning victory in French parliamentary election
Macron's party set for a stunning victory in French parliamentary election

Le Pen blamed it on historically low turnout. Polls suggest the elections will strongly favor Macron's party and dramatically shake up French politics, punishing the traditional left and right parties and leaving no single strong opposition force.

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  • Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients
Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients

Dean Heller says he opposes the GOP bill scuttling much of the Obama health care law, complicating the effort by party leaders to guide the measure through the Senate . For example, the Senate would keep roughly the same sorts of tax credits for health coverage available in the Affordable Care Act - but those tax credits would be significantly ...

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  • NC drivers are slightly above average in regards to manners
NC drivers are slightly above average in regards to manners

For over 150 years, most people in SC would not have wanted any association with the people of NY. But thanks to a survey of driver courtesy, South Carolinians have more in common with New Yorkers than they would like. North Carolina fell in the middle with the No. 28 spot. But take the criticism with a grain of salt, ME drivers: just two years a...

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