• Cornyn on health care bill: 'It's going to be close'
Cornyn on health care bill: 'It's going to be close'

First, the Senate needs a score from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which aims to release its analysis early next week . Both our senators are included in the elite 13 GOP senators working in complete secrecy to produce this bill.

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  • Russian Federation threatens to treat USA aircraft as targets in Syria
Russian Federation threatens to treat USA aircraft as targets in Syria

Michael Mosser , who specializes in worldwide relations and global studies at the University of Texas at Austin says the US has a choice in Syria - to de-escalate its role in the conflict, or take a more aggressive stance, especially with regard to Russian Federation.

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  • Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul
Yanez acquittal sparks protests in St. Paul

The shooting of Philando Castile was captured on Facebook Live by his girlfriend as her young daughter looked on, lending an extra layer to the same old story of police using excessive force on an African-American. Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media. The livestreaming of its aftermath by Cast...

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  • Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show
Thunderbirds will not fly Sunday after jet accident at Dayton Air Show

A crash team was sent from nearby Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and there were no fuel leaks or fires reported. Two people on board were hospitalized with injuries and are in good condition, the Thunderbirds said via Twitter . The jet, a Thunderbird F-16, flipped over on the runway, according to FOX 8 . It also said the accident apparentl...

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  • Iranian supreme leader leads Eid prayers in Tehran
Iranian supreme leader leads Eid prayers in Tehran

President Jacob Zuma has wished the Muslim community in South Africa a happy Eid ul-Fitr. The first announcement will come from Bangladesh followed by India and Pakistan . The White House issued a statement on late Saturday evening. Eid was celebrated in parts of Russian Federation and Kyrgyzstan as well. The day of Eid falls on the first da...

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  • Adjunct who posted about N. Korea detainee won't be rehired
Adjunct who posted about N. Korea detainee won't be rehired

Some American officials declared that North Korea " murdered " him, and proposed that the US take action against Pyongyang, through travel restrictions and tougher economic sanctions. North Korea claims Warmbier had botulism then took a sleeping pill and never woke up, but said in the statement that their doctors brought him back to life after "his...

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  • What Narendra Modi said in the US
What Narendra Modi said in the US

Mr Modi , in the U.S. on an official visit, told a gathering of Indian-Americans in Virginia that the incident showed India "practised restraint but can show power when needed". That decision - a contrast with high-profile visits from other leaders including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe - may reflect a White House effort to avoid a flurry ...

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  • Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79
Britons cry for London fire victims as death toll rises to 79

At least 79 people are dead or missing and presumed dead following the fire that tore through the 24-story Grenfell Tower in London , police have said. "She understood that immediate action needed to be taken to speed things up, and that's what she's done", the spokeswoman said. A massive fire had engulfed Grenfell Tower in North Kensington la...

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  • Portugal thrash New Zealand, reach Confederations Cup semis
Portugal thrash New Zealand, reach Confederations Cup semis

Their body language wasn't great as they walked back to the centre circle - but this team showed they are made of sterner stuff. In the day's other game, tournament hosts Russian Federation were eliminated from the Confederations Cup after losing 2-1 to Mexico in their final Group A game.

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  • Trump Explains Why He Appointed 'Rich' People To His Cabinet
Trump Explains Why He Appointed 'Rich' People To His Cabinet

Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids. "Does that make sense?" he added . Trump's Cabinet includes numerous wealthy individuals and he defended his choice of two of them, top economic adviser Gary Cohn and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross . But the wealth of Trump's cabinet picks has led to accusations that some may still have business holdings that le...

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  • South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation
South Korean president Moon Jae-in calls for North Korean Olympic participation

Commandoes march across the Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang , North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un.

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  • US Supreme Court set to rule on religious rights
US Supreme Court set to rule on religious rights

Thomas said the government's interest in preserving national security outweighs any hardship to people denied entry into the country. "Section 2 (c) may not be enforced against foreign nationals who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States ", the court stated regarding the 90-day ban on ...

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  • 10 important highlights from PM Narendra Modi's speech in the US
10 important highlights from PM Narendra Modi's speech in the US

Analysts say today's meeting would give Mr Modi the chance to size up a USA leader whose focus has so far been on ties with India's regional rival China . Modi is now on a visit to the US. The Prime Minister addressed a joint sitting of the US Congress to much acclaim. Rick Rossow, an India expert at the Center for Strategic and Internati...

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  • Why did Queen Elizabeth II omit Trump's United Kingdom visit in Speech?
Why did Queen Elizabeth II omit Trump's United Kingdom visit in Speech?

Trump's planned state visit to the United Kingdom - announced by British Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this year - was not mentioned by Queen Elizabeth II in her speech at the opening of Parliament on Wednesday, prompting further speculation over whether the trip will happen at all.

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  • Supreme Court backs part of Trump travel ban
Supreme Court backs part of Trump travel ban

The nine justices are due to rule in six cases, not including their decision expected in the coming days on the travel ban . Justice Neil Gorsuch , Trump's first supreme court pick , could play a pivotal role in both the travel ban and church playground cases.

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  • PM Modi, President Trump to meet at White House 1.20 am IST
PM Modi, President Trump to meet at White House 1.20 am IST

Indian officials present at the meeting said the CEOs expressed their interest to be partners in skill development and education initiatives in India. We believe in the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (the world is one family). "This is our character", he added. Trump's " Buy American, Hire American " executive order has prompted a comprehensive ...

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  • UK, France to tackle online extremism
UK, France to tackle online extremism

There was huge applause rippling around the stadium after the song ended. On that occasion, the London crowd joined in with the singing of the French anthem, "La Marseillaise", which was also played before English Premier League games the following weekend.

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  • US student jailed by N.Korea laid to rest in Ohio
US student jailed by N.Korea laid to rest in Ohio

About 2,000 people packed into a school for Otto Warmbier's funeral Thursday in Wyoming, near Cincinnati. He was in a coma and died Monday. Wyoming officials say the service for Otto Warmbier in the Wyoming High School auditorium will be open to the public Thursday, but not to news media.

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  • Emmanuel Macron's party looks set for big parliamentary win
Emmanuel Macron's party looks set for big parliamentary win

Nevertheless, voter turnout has hit a historic low with abstention in the first round reaching 51.6 percent, according to French Interior Ministry data. French President Emmanuel Macron's party, the "Republic on the Move", is close to winning another nationwide election, only a month after Mr. Macron was elected president.

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  • UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'
UDel professor says N. Korea detainee got what he 'deserved'

Pyongyang rebutted allegations by US that Otto had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". A United States student released by North Korea to the USA in a coma was a victim of the " strategic patience " policy of former President Barack Obama , who never requested his release, says Pyongyang.

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