• Turkey refuses to pull out troops from Qatar, citing sovereign rights
Turkey refuses to pull out troops from Qatar, citing sovereign rights

Bahrain state news confirmed the demands on Sunday. ".This approach of 13 demands is against global law because you can not attack or intervene in the sovereignty of a country". Hurriyet reported last week that a joint military exercise by Qatari and Turkish forces was expected following the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday which started today.

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  • 'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law
'A Very Narrow Path' to Repeal Obama's Healthcare Law

The Senate bill includes big cuts to Medicaid over a period of time, eliminates taxes on the wealthy and insurers, and does not let insurers deny people coverage based on pre-existing conditions. Trump has denigrated Democrats on numerous occasions, including a jab at Democratic Sen. The Republican version "hands enormous tax cuts to the rich an...

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  • Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban
Istanbul Pride march to go on despite governor's ban

In one of the biggest LGBT events in the mainly Muslim region, the 2014 Gay Pride parade in Istanbul drew tens of thousands of people. In Minneapolis, organizers of Sunday's Twin Cities Pride Parade initially asked the police department to limit its participation, with the chairwoman saying the sight of uniformed officers could foster "angst ...

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  • Jeremy Corbyn Addresses Glastonbury Crowd
Jeremy Corbyn Addresses Glastonbury Crowd

The crowd exploded into a chant of " Oh, Jeremy Corbyn " when he left the stage arm in arm with festival founder Michael Eavis . Corbyn was pictured at the event pulling pints of beer for joyful music fans, and his name has also become a festival chant for revelers.

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  • 3 killed in San Francisco UPS attack; gunman dead
3 killed in San Francisco UPS attack; gunman dead

A person wearing a UPS uniform opened fire on three fellow employees and then " turned the gun on himself ", UPS spokesperson Steve Gaut said. Joseph Cilia, an official with a Teamsters Union local that represents UPS workers in San Francisco , told the Associated Press that Lam filed an overtime grievance in March complaining he was worki...

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  • Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care
Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

When asked what it would take to get some Senate Democrats on board with the plan, Durbin said to take repeal off the table. He said he is "very supportive" of the bill. The plan released Thursday "is sort of a best guess of where the Republican conference is", Cornyn told reporters, adding that McConnell will massage its contents right up unti...

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  • Collins: 'It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week'
Collins: 'It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week'

But in his interview on Sunday, Trump seemed confident in the contents of the Senate's bill, as well as its passage - although he predicted some changes to placate the senators that are now not supporting the legislation. Unlike the House bill, it pegs tax credits to income rather than age. "What I find so disappointing is these bills aren't goin...

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  • After Georgia election, Dems are demoralized, again
After Georgia election, Dems are demoralized, again

Democrats knew the seat was winnable, or they wouldn't have poured millions of dollars into the race. Pelosi told fellow House Democrats in a letter Wednesday, "The House was in play before the Georgia race". Republicans earned a chance to pass major reforms, and they pulled together to prevent Democrats from gaining valuable political momentum...

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  • As PM Reaches US, President Trump Calls Him 'A True Friend'
As PM Reaches US, President Trump Calls Him 'A True Friend'

Both leaders are enthusiastic users of social media and have used the various platforms to broadcast their plans, vision and achievements - and in Trump's case, to start or settle slugfests in front of his followers. Regional security is expected to be high on the agenda for the talks as Washington considers deploying up to 5,000 extra troops in ...

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  • Turkish Authorities Ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul
Turkish Authorities Ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

Mustafa said she was turned back by police. "And I think we've succeeded". "It's a lovely pride that we all should be in awe of", she added. One more time there is state of emergency between us. But Twin Cities Pride Board Chairwoman Darcie Baumann said the decision was made to be sensitive to those grieving after the verdict "and seeing thos...

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  • Death toll from Pak attacks rises to 57
Death toll from Pak attacks rises to 57

Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar , said Saturday that numerous victims of the Friday attacks are in critical condition and feared death toll may further increases. Wasim Beg, a spokesman at a government hospital, said the death toll from the bombing had risen to 12 throughout the morning and some of the wounded remained in critical...

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  • 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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