• Top Democrat Slams Obama Administration's Response to Russian Hacks
Top Democrat Slams Obama Administration's Response to Russian Hacks

NBC says the White House also cited the executive order Trump signed last month to improve the nation's cybersecurity as evidence of their efforts to protect future elections, but that order just outlined what was essentially a continuation of the Obama administration's policies regarding the country's cybersecurity - and made no reference to...

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  • Iran strikes Islamic State targets in Syria in response to parliament attack
Iran strikes Islamic State targets in Syria in response to parliament attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says all six ballistic missiles it launched at Islamic State militants in Syria earlier this week hit their targets. The U.S. -led coalition fighting the Islamic State group said a U.S. F-15 fighter jet shot down the drone "after it displayed hostile intent" while approaching a military camp near the Syria-Jordan...

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  • Democrats Weigh Future After Another Election Loss
Democrats Weigh Future After Another Election Loss

Said Rice: "The Republican playbook has been very successful". Continuing, Perez said, "That was Newt Gingrich's old seat, heavily gerrymandered by Georgia", referring to the former Speaker of the House. Nobody counts votes better than Pelosi - whether it's ginning up support for ObamaCare or marshaling votes for her own leadership contest. "It'...

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  • Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some
Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

In Cihangir, a nearby neighbourhood, it is thought that a hundred people gathered chanting: "Don't be quiet, shout out, gays exist". Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters who defied the ban. The statement said: "Our security will be provided by recognizing us in the constitution, by securing justice, by equality and...

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  • Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states (CI, MOH)
Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states (CI, MOH)

Bernie Sanders went so far to call it " by far the most harmful piece of legislation [he's] seen in [his] lifetime ". Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell smiles as he leaves the chamber after announcing the release of the Republicans' healthcare bill.

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  • Capitol Hill Police drags disabled citizens protesting Republican healthcare bill
Capitol Hill Police drags disabled citizens protesting Republican healthcare bill

ADAPT , the 25-year-old disability rights organization that organized the protest , immediately created a page on GoFundMe to raise money for the legal fees these patients now face. " Obamacare is dead, and we're putting a plan out today that is going to be negotiated", President Donald Trump said during a White House event today.

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  • Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner
Breaking with tradition, Trump White House forgoes Ramadan dinner

The statement further said: "During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill". The decision to celebrate the festival on Sunday came following the sighting of the moon of Shawwal , the month following Ramzan.Official Twitter for Haramain, which gives updates about Makkah and Madinah, announced the sight...

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  • Seventh Circuit Court affirms lower court decision to overturn Dassey's conviction
Seventh Circuit Court affirms lower court decision to overturn Dassey's conviction

Duffin ruled that authorities had inappropriately promised the then-16-year-old leniency in exchange for his confession. According to the ruling released Thursday , Dassey's confession was not voluntarily given. Avery is now serving a life sentence for Halbach's murder. Based on the documentary footage, it sure looked like Dassey was coerce...

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  • Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'
Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill: 'Not a 'yes' yet'

Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to say he would not support the measure in its current form. Heller appears to be large steps away from that position, and explicitly said , "It's going to be very hard to get me to a yes". The Senate bill maintains much of the structure of the House bill, but differs in several key ways. I meant it....

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  • Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering
Supreme Court to decide on partisan gerrymandering

Earlier this year a panel of three federal judges struck down Wisconsin state House district maps, drawn in 2011 by the state's Republican-majority legislature. The case will be heard when the Supreme Court's term begins in November. "Now it has the potential to be applied to every state", Kessler said. "As I have said before, our redistrictin...

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  • Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner
Trump breaks with tradition, forgoes Ramadan dinner

For Muslims, fasting for one month is a religious tradition, where they restrain themselves from food and water between dawn and dusk. An Egyptian girl smiles and waits to catch balloons, distributed after Eid al-Fitr prayers , marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at a public park, outside El-Seddik Mosque in Cairo, Eg...

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  • London tower blocks in 17 areas fail fire safety tests
London tower blocks in 17 areas fail fire safety tests

Officials at Camden Council in north London have evacuated hundreds of apartments in four tower blocks as a precaution after fire inspectors concluded that they were unsafe. Ms Gould also warned that the council has "various legal routes" which it could pursue to "require people to leave their homes" - however, she stressed: "We really don't want...

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  • Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship
Trump says hostility has stymied bipartisanship

It also would end tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance policies and on larger businesses that don't offer coverage to workers, while phasing out the extra money given to states that expanded their Medicaid programs to offer insurance to the working poor .

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  • Protesters Arrested During Health Care Bill 'Die
Protesters Arrested During Health Care Bill 'Die

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. Iowa opted to expand, and has added more than 150,000 people to its rolls since 2014. Is it a coincidence that the protest occurred 18 years after the Olmstead v.

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  • Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare
Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

After a series of secretive meetings, Republican lawmakers in the Senate have finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace huge parts of the Affordable Care Act . It would offer tax credits to help offset the cost of coverage, and eliminate most ACA taxes on corporations and higher-income Americans, according to an analysis by NPR News...

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  • 100 people burnt to death after oil tanker catches fire
100 people burnt to death after oil tanker catches fire

The deaths from the explosion were expected to rise as numerous injured were reported to be in critical condition. "We did not have any bottles, so we asked people and got one". Bahawalpur's Victoria Hospital said it was treating 40 of the injured, all of whom have suffered 70% burns. "They were screaming for help", said Abdul Malik, a polic...

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  • Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill
Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill

But Johnson did not say whether, if forced to vote on the bill, he would vote "no". "When otherwise has this been done?" said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a Republican and a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. Montanans need health care that is affordable and accessible. "And it doesn't have to be 100 percent repeal", said Mr. Paul. T...

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  • Russian Federation investigators to study Trump's pattern of conduct
Russian Federation investigators to study Trump's pattern of conduct

Although administration officials downplayed the situation and said they "would not be concerned" about a back channel, national security experts expressed alarm at the development, pointing out that while back channels are indeed normal, it was not normal to ask to use the facilities of a hostile foreign power to conduct such communications.

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  • The Great Muslim Civil War -- and Us
The Great Muslim Civil War -- and Us

Russian Federation informed the commands of Turkey and Israel timely about the launches of cruise missiles via channels of communication. "Russia would not want to be on the list of the countries that have said before that he was killed and then Al-Baghdadi would resurrect", Ozerov added.

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  • 123 killed from oil tanker explosion in Pakistan
123 killed from oil tanker explosion in Pakistan

Mr Rafiq said more than 100 people had been injured. The tanker exploded after fuel leaking from its damaged container caught fire. Eyewitnesses said several people were smoking cigarettes near the area, and that the fire from the cigarettes may have ignited the deadly inferno.

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