• Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Gillespie said in a statement: "The Senate today took another important step forward in the effort to repeal the disaster that has been Obamacare". But Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services , said "the Senate proposal is built on putting patients first and in charge of their healthcare decisions, bringin...

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  • Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills, reports Al Jazeera
Turkey troops arrive in Qatar for long-planned drills, reports Al Jazeera

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The deadline for Qataris to leave neighboring Gulf Arab states came into effect on Monday as the diplomatic standoff persisted with no end in sight despite multiple efforts at mediation. The Iraqi prime minister is reaching out to regional powers such as Saudi Arabia and Iran for support for his anti-terror ca...

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  • France's Parliament Now Has More Women than Ever
France's Parliament Now Has More Women than Ever

President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling En Marche! party has secured a large majority in parliamentary elections , exit polls suggest. The percentage of women has climbed from 27 to 39 percent, although the key government functions remain firmly in male hands.

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  • Grenfell fire: police consider manslaughter charges
Grenfell fire: police consider manslaughter charges

External thermal cladding will be removed from five tower blocks on Chalcots Estate . We've had the fire brigade here all day, Camden council, police. About 600 tower blocks identified as being clad in plastic materials are being tested and those found to have flammable cladding or insulation may have to be evacuated and the material removed.

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  • Germany: no punishment for United Kingdom, but European Union exit good for no one
Germany: no punishment for United Kingdom, but European Union exit good for no one

The document released after the first day of discussion on " Terms of Reference for the Article 50 TEU negotiations " stated: "The following initial negotiating groups have been established: Citizens' rights; Financial Settlement; Other Separation issues".

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  • May seeks to reassure EU citizens
May seeks to reassure EU citizens

The editorial calls on May to "announce unilaterally that any Europeans who are living here will be able to remain here.it would be, as we said before, an act of national self-interest dressed up as a gesture of worldwide generosity". The European Commission will then be responsible for evaluating the tenders by 30 September in the light of a list ...

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  • They are Here! Beyonce and Jay Z Welcome Twins in Los Angeles
They are Here! Beyonce and Jay Z Welcome Twins in Los Angeles

Fans may have been eagerly watching singer Beyonce's Instagram for news of her twins' birth - but it seems her dad has beaten her to the punch. Congratulations to them on their little bundles of joy! Maybe she's cooking up something similar for the new arrivals.

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  • Russian navy launches missile strikes at ISIS targets In Syria
Russian navy launches missile strikes at ISIS targets In Syria

Despite tension between Moscow and Washington in Syria's conflict, the majority of Russians think the risk of Russia being attacked by a foreign military is very small, a state-funded pollster has found. Handel, 55, will become the first Republican woman to represent Georgia in the U.S. House, according to state party officials. Coaliti...

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  • Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang
Fight back: North Korea neighbours FIRE missile capable of wiping out Pyongyang

Friday's missile test is the fourth of six evaluations that will take place "before official weaponization" of the Hyunmoo-2, according to The Korea Herald . "At least I know China tried!" "Our people will feel proud and safe after seeing that our missile capability doesn't trail North Korea's", said Mr Moon.

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  • U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation
U.S. shot down Syrian drone, inches closer to Russian confrontation

Last weekend, for the first time, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs near the SDF. The tension in Syria mounts between the US -led coalition and the Russian-backed Syria as American forces shot down another government drone near the town of Al-Tanf.

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  • Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11
Twin blasts in NW Pakistan kill at least 11

The first explosion went off at Akbar Khan Market in Parachinar headquarters of Kurram Agency when people were busy shopping for Iftar and Eid, officials said. That attack was claimed by both the Islamic State and an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban . "Investigations are going on", said Cheema. "Some 14 people are brought wounded".

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  • Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'
Democratic lawmaker: 'Our brand is worse than Trump'

But it is a message for both Democrats and Republicans . It seems the party operatives had focused too much on the first word of the description - "reluctant" - than on the latter two: "Trump voters". The outcome "better be a wake-up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working", Rep. Seth Moulton , D-Mass., said over Twitter . "And I ...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers
Senate Health Care Bill Draws Criticism From Conservative Republican Lawmakers

The uncertainty and outright opposition put the bill short of the 50 votes needed to pass - only two Republicans can defect, since Democrats plan to universally oppose it. The Senate is considering a bill to replace it after the House of Representatives passed their own version. "Obviously, I have a very different view than Sen".

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  • Health Care gains in danger!!
Health Care gains in danger!!

As soon as it reached the Senate, the GOP majority there said they would scrap it and come up with a bill of their own. Republicans held 52 seats in the 100-member chamber, which means it can not afford losing more than three of its votes.

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  • Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill
Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

The bill would make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act , which Obama signed into law over seven years ago. Through that expansion, millions have gained coverage. Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans ...

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  • Emmanuel Macron vows to curb eastern European workers
Emmanuel Macron vows to curb eastern European workers

President Macron outlined his plans to restrict so-called posted workers in an attack on what he depicted as the excesses of free movement of labour from eastern Europe. He pushed at the summit for joint European defense, a joint budget for countries that use the euro and a tougher stance against the US and China on trade.

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  • Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and SC
Republicans win congressional seats in Georgia and SC

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win. Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful previous year in trying to unseat Pelosi. "I don't think people in the ...

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  • Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest health care changes at McConnell's office
Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest health care changes at McConnell's office

The Senate Republican health care bill would drastically cut Medicaid, the federal health care program for the poor. The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT , was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding.

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  • Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier
Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

United States doctors say he suffered a "severe neurological injury", the most likely cause of which was a cardiopulmonary arrest that had cut the blood supply to the brain. US President Donald Trump blamed "the brutality of the North Korean regime " for Warmbier's death . According to CNN , Warmbier's doctors said the 22-year-old student...

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  • London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say
London tower fire started in refrigerator, cladding failed safety tests, police say

Eleven buildings around Britain have tested positive for the combustible cladding found in the Grenfell Tower . McCormack detailed out the specific tests that the police conducted while looking into the safety of the building's construction materials.

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