• Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on Mexican border
Trump's new idea: a 'solar wall' on Mexican border

It wasn't immediately clear how Trump's proposal would differ from existing practice. Several categories of legal immigrants are exempt from the five-year ban on accessing government welfare programs, including children, refugees and veterans of the U.S.

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU
Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of ICU

Scalise is from Louisiana and is the No. 3 House Republican. The alleged shooter, identified by police as James Hodgkinson , 66, of Belleville, Illinois, was killed in a shootout with police after shooting Scalise, a Capitol Police officer and two others at a practice for the annual charity congressional baseball game.

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  • AARP survey finds majority against cuts to Medicare
AARP survey finds majority against cuts to Medicare

The bill allows states broad waiver authority in what services are covered by insurance plans, which experts told MONEY will allow them to redefine the Essential Health Benefits . Several Republican senators have said they will not support the bill in its current form. The tax cuts are supposed to be financed by slashing health-care spending f...

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  • GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid
GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

The bill was approved by Congress without a single Republican vote, after which the GOP successfully used it as a campaign issue against Democrats in the 2010 midterms that led to Republicans taking control of the House. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support, and next week promi...

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  • Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU
Steve Scalise transferred out of ICU

A week after he was shot in the hip during a Republican baseball team practice, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is now in fair condition , according to MedStar Washington Hospital Center . The FBI also said there was no "nexus to terrorism" in the attempted mass assassination of Republican leadership by a Democratic activist. Investigat...

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  • 11 dead after car bomb near police chief's office in Quetta
11 dead after car bomb near police chief's office in Quetta

Around 20 people were injured. So far no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. Militants loyal to the Islamic State group abducted and killed two Chinese nationals in Quetta last month. In January, 25 people were killed and 87 others when a bomb tore through a crowded vegetable market in the same city. Chief Minister of Pun...

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  • US & Russia Inch Toward Hot War In Syria
US & Russia Inch Toward Hot War In Syria

Australia announced a temporary suspension of its air operations in Syria on Tuesday, following the downing of a Syrian bomber by a USA jet. The drone was approaching a small military base at the Syrian town of Tanf that U.S., British and Norwegian special operations forces use as a staging ground to train and equip rebel groups fighting the S...

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  • Tusk says British offer on expats' rights
Tusk says British offer on expats' rights "below expectations"

But speaking at the start of the second day of the EU Summit, Mrs May said she wanted to reassure EU citizens in the United Kingdom that "no one would have to leave", adding: "We won't be seeing families split apart". "Labour has been clear that people should not be bargaining chips in the Brexit negotiations". "As citizens are the EU27's priorit...

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  • Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 4, wounds 13
Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 4, wounds 13

Spokesperson of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan , Anwaar ul Haq Kakar, said that so far six bodies and 20 injured have been brought to two different hospitals in Quetta , provincial capital of Pakistan's southwest province of Balochistan.

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  • May's Offer on Citizens' Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction
May's Offer on Citizens' Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction

Michel insisted Brexit negotiations should proceed without fanciful distractions. EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said he could not imagine people not having recourse to the European Court of Justice . The EU had earlier proposed that both groups should continue to have the same rights they now enjoy - to be enforceable by the European ...

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  • 40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities
40 people killed in bomb, gun attacks in 3 Pakistani cities

The region has been battered by bitter sectarian violence in which Sunni militant groups have targeted Pakistan's minority Shiite Muslims in the area. Parachinar: At least 25 people have been killed and over 100 injured in two subsequent explosions at a densely populated area of Kurram Agency's Parachinar city Friday evening.

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  • Cutting health care is putting lives at risk
Cutting health care is putting lives at risk

Like the bill narrowly passed by the House in May, the Senate bill would make significant cuts to Medicaid, a public health insurance program for low-income children, pregnant women, parents of dependent children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

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  • Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?
Should Nancy Pelosi Step Down?

Half of Democrats (49 percent) view Pelosi favorably, while 1 in 4 Democrats (26 percent) have an unfavorable view of her. "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I, again, respect any opinion that members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them", she said .

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  • 'Making a Murderer' confession coerced, judges rule
'Making a Murderer' confession coerced, judges rule

The decision is a win for the team behind the Netflix docuseries, who heavily suggested that Dassey's confession was coerced, but it also raises a myriad of questions. The state says it's reviewing the decision but has not provided further comment. "For the first time, this decision brings the end of that road in sight.

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  • Shiv Sena extends support, chief says Ram Nath Kovind a good man
Shiv Sena extends support, chief says Ram Nath Kovind a good man

Sena MP Sanjay Raut told the media that BJP President Amit Shah called up Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray after announcing Kovind as its candidate for the July 17 election . He, however, said a detailed discussion would be held on the matter within the JD (U). But with the TRS, AIADMK and BJD swinging in Kovind's favor and the BSP s...

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  • Opposition Picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential Battle
Opposition Picks Meira Kumar in Dalit-vs-Dalit Presidential Battle

The Congress leaders have hinted that Sonia Gandhi has distanced herself and the decision on Meira's nomination have been taken by the Left leaders and Lalu Prasad . Expressing joy over the fact that she was unanimously selected as Opposition's Presidential nominee by 17 political parties, Kumar said they are deciding on the date of filing t...

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  • Car Bomb Hits Afghanistan, 34 Dead, 60 Wounded
Car Bomb Hits Afghanistan, 34 Dead, 60 Wounded

He says at least a dozen people were wounded in the explosion outside a Kabul Bank branch. At least 29 people have been killed , and over 50 have been wounded in a bloody auto bomb terrorist attack in the city of Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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  • NKorea denies torturing US student Warmbier - KCNA
NKorea denies torturing US student Warmbier - KCNA

North Korea reportedly told a USA official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds". President Trump has condemned the "brutality" of the North Korean regime, and his administration has vowed to hold North Korea fully accounta...

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  • Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

The 142-page bill proposed considerable cuts to Medicaid , a healthcare programme for low-income and disabled Americans, offered tax cuts to help people buy health insurance and gave states more power in shaping health-care regulations.

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  • Special elections send stark warnings to both parties
Special elections send stark warnings to both parties

The response from some: It better be. Democrats have now lost all four opportunities to win in special elections so far this year, following earlier losses in Republican-held districts in Kansas and Montana. "This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party, we ne...

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