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Author: 0 Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers.

Global Media Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea
Author: 0 Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office over hea

In March, a protest of around 40 people, the majority of them in wheelchairs, shut down the Capitol Rotunda for around an hour while demonstrators railed against the AHCA. Those who didn't comply with the officers' warnings were arrested and charged with crowding and obstructing, even if that meant being pulled from their wheelchairs and carried out against their will.

Author: 0 Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

Heller, who faces a hard re-election fight next year, said he would vote against the bill in its current form but did not rule out supporting a revamped version. Republicans also want to change the way the federal government calculates payments to the states starting in 2025, reducing the federal government's contribution to the states.

Author: 0 Compare the Senate, GOP health bills and 'Obamacare' on key issues

Idaho Senators Crapo and Risch have indicated support for repealing the Affordable Care Act in the past. They could be included in another Senate Bill . Susana Martinez of New Mexico - one of 32 states that expanded Medicaid under Obamacare , with the federal government picking up most of the cost - said Thursday that she hasn't had time yet to read the Senate proposal.

Global Media Cosby jury begins deliberations
Author: 0 Cosby jury begins deliberations

His admissions in that deposition led Montgomery County prosecutors to file charges against him. They began deliberating on Monday afternoon and have been sequestered at a hotel for the trial's duration, a relatively rare occurrence in the US criminal justice system.

Global Media North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'
Author: 0 North Korea: Otto Warmbier's death 'is a mystery to us'

Rodong Sinmun claimed Mr Trump was considering a pre-emptive strike on North Korea in order to divert attention from a political crisis in the USA and said the president was in a "tough situation" at home. Warmbier's parents claimed that US doctors said that Warmbier had a significant amount of brain damage, which could be chalked up to "awful torturous mistreatment" that he may have endured during his imprisonment in North Korea.

Global Media Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70%
Author: 0 Israeli settlement construction in West Bank rises by 70%

Despite global opposition to Israeli settlement construction, which is illegal under worldwide law, ground was broken at the site of the proposed Amichai settlement, which is meant to accommodate settlers who the Israeli High Court evicted from the illegal Amona outpost earlier this year.

Author: 0 Plan of suspect in Brussels train station blast revealed

He declined to say whether the man was known to police for any other kind of offense. The Belgian capital escaped another deadly attack as the bomb belt of the terrorist failed to explode. A suspect allegedly involved in a small explosion at Brussels Central station, that authorities are now treating as an act of terrorism , has died according to the Belgian news agency Belga.

Global Media Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border
Author: 0 Israel tells civilians to steer clear of Syria border

Israel has steadfastly stayed on the sidelines of Syria's civil war, now in its seventh year, refraining from taking sides or getting drawn into hostilities. The government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media said Syrian troops and their allies repelled an attack by insurgents on the outskirts of the southern city of Baath on the edge of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Author: 0 Syria hotline for United States and Russian Federation still in use

Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said the USA military shot down the Shahed 129 as it approached an established coalition combat outpost near al-Tanf in southeast Syria , where the U.S.is holding training sessions for local fighters against the Islamic State group, VOA reported .

Author: 0 Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

The unpopularity of Trump and the Republican healthcare bill - along with the historic trend that the party holding the White House loses seats in midterm elections - gives Democrats hope for capturing the House in 2018. The former advisor said the incumbent president is only doing what he is supposed to do and that is to impress the American voters "with the fact that he withstood assaults on four different states" where the Republicans reigned over the Democrats.

Global Media British gov't says 27 tower blocks fail fire safety checks
Author: 0 British gov't says 27 tower blocks fail fire safety checks

No announcements have yet been made about whether families living in the newly identified blocks will also be forced to leave their homes. Six hundred tower blocks in Britain could be covered in similar combustible cladding which was blamed for aiding the rapid spread of the Grenfell Tower blaze, Downing Street said.

Author: 0 Trump admin OKs drone sale to India, manufacturer says

However, the offer is still subject to congressional approval. Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa arranged a special Gujarati meal at the lunch hosted for PM Narendra Modi in Portugal . Giving an indication of the "friendly" ties, the US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India. With Trump's image of an unpredictable leader, trying to realign how U.S.

Global Media London homes evacuated on fire issues
Author: 0 London homes evacuated on fire issues

Camden council representatives help residents as they are evacuated from the Taplow residential tower block on the Chalcots Estate , in the borough of Camden , north London , Friday, June 23, 2017. " Camden Council is absolutely determined to ensure that our residents are safe and we have promised them that we will work with them, continue to act swiftly and be open and transparent".

Global Media Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate
Author: 0 Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

The Senate bill would phase out extra money Obama's law provides to 31 states that agreed to expand coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.

Global Media Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out
Author: 0 Trump Says He Hopes Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out

As Rice pointed out, if Pelosi was a coach of a sports team with a comparable losing streak, she would have been fired. "The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place", the NY lawmaker added. Several congressmen have gone so far as to suggest that Pelosi ought to step down and allow the party to rebrand itself moving forward. Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again.

Global Media Liverpool legend Nicol brands Southampton 'STUPID' over Van Dijk complaints
Author: 0 Liverpool legend Nicol brands Southampton 'STUPID' over Van Dijk complaints

The Monaco midfielder has always been a target for Antonio Conte but a deal seems to be close. But Christophers says he is heading to west London. Van Dijk, at 25, would represent a signing more in keeping with Chelsea's strategy but Southampton's intransigence in dealing with Liverpool over the Holland global suggests the London club's negotiating skills may be severely tested.

Author: 0 Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership

Handel supporter John Salvesen attributed her more comfortable margin of victory over Ossoff to Republicans determined to defeat a candidate they considered representative of national Democrats - with some encouragement from Trump , Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Global Media Gargash: Gulf states don't seek Qatar 'regime change'
Author: 0 Gargash: Gulf states don't seek Qatar 'regime change'

Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organisations in the world, responded to the demands by saying it "deplores" calls for it to be taken off air. The list, compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain, which cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties to Doha on June 5, also demands the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar, the official told Reuters .

Global Media Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill
Author: 0 Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

I am really urging leadership to take the time , get this right, get us the information so the American public can really evaluate this - and quite honestly, let's prove some of the rhetoric false", he said . The Nevada senator joins four other Republicans in expressing opposition to the draft bill as it is now written. Trump has since called it " mean ", despite celebrating it at the Rose Garden with House Republicans.

Global Media KCR should support Meira, not Kovind
Author: 0 KCR should support Meira, not Kovind

RJD leader Lalu Prasad promised to coax him into supporting the opposition candidate Meira Kumar , a Dalit from Bihar, a state that Nitish has ruled since 2005, barring a nine-month break. She said that someone of the stature of President Pranab Mukherjee or even External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj or BJP veteran L.K. Advani may have been made the candidate.

Author: 0 Dennis Rodman Takes Credit for North Korea's Release of Otto Warmbier

North Korea has blamed the death of Otto Warmbier , whom it released in a coma after 17 months' detention, on Obama's " strategic patience " policy. She also expressed surprise at the footage of Warmbier crying during his sentencing hearing, saying he should have expected the consequences he faced, and then complaining that not enough thought is given to "all the other people in North Korea who are suffering under a repressive government".

Author: 0 Royal Ascot 2017: Andrea Atzeni had beer thrown at him before race

A 20-runner handicap over the curious distance of one mile and three furlongs brings the card to a close and it's another tough race to make a confident pick in. Ward, 49, gained some compensation when he landed the last on the card, the Listed Sandringham Handicap Stakes, with CON TE PARTIRO for his ninth Royal Ascot victor.

Author: 0 S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

A second U.S. official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program. system, which is not only seen as a hostile action toward North Korea , but against China as well. He also said he can relay Seoul's wish for the creation of a unified team to the North Korean government, indicating that he may play a bridge role between the governments of the two Koreas concerning the issue.

Global Media Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill
Author: 0 Nevada senator becomes fifth Republican to oppose healthcare bill

Heller said he couldn't support the bill in its current form. Asked about the bill's impact on Medicaid insurance coverage for lower-income Iowans, Ernst said, "I wouldn't say they are losing it". Paul said on NBC News' "Today". The problem facing GOP leaders is that any changes that moves the bill further to the right has the potential to alienate moderate Republicans.

Author: 0 Mali: Suspected terrorists attack tourist camp in Bamako

One of the victims of Sunday's attack was Portuguese and one Cameroonian, the security source said. Four people were killed and eight others wounded in a terrorist attack targeting a luxury resort frequented by foreigners in southern Mali, near the capital, officials said on Monday.

Global Media Pakistan confirms Chinese couple killed after IS claim
Author: 0 Pakistan confirms Chinese couple killed after IS claim

The pair, identified by Pakistan authorities as Lee Zing Yang , 24, and Meng Li Si , 26, were abducted by armed men pretending to be policemen on May 24 in Quetta , the provincial capital of Baluchistan province. Last week, IS's Amaq news agency said the extremist group had killed them. The group also released a video, which showed two bodies shot and bleeding on some grassy ground.

Author: 0 UK Parliament investigating cyberattack on user accounts

The attack prompted security services to shut down access to anyone outside the Palace of Westminster, where the two houses of Parliament meet. Liberal Democrat peer Lord Rennard confirmed the attack on Twitter. Stolen data including log-in details of 1,000 British MPs and parliamentary staff, 7,000 police employees and more than 1,000 Foreign Office officials, were offered for sale, The Times reported.

Global Media SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'
Author: 0 SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

That incident followed two others involving U.S. fire against pro-regime forces on the ground as they came close to the garrison. On the other hand, Russia , along with Iran , has been assisting the Syrian government in its fight against terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the Arab country since 2011.

Author: 0 Options on Afghanistan to be presented to Trump 'very soon': Mattis

A USA official said Tuesday that Trump has given the Pentagon new authorities to set the troop levels in the country. A United States senior defense official told CNN that the decision concerning troop levels in Syria and Iraq was communicated via an internal policy memo on April 20.

Global Media 'Grenfell changes everything': Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK
Author: 0 'Grenfell changes everything': Shadow of high-rise fire looms across UK

Ten days after an inferno swept through Grenfell Tower in west London , leaving the apartment block a blackened shell and claiming the lives of at least 79 people, a shadow hangs over Britain. "The Grenfell fire changes everything", Ms Gould said. As a result, Chalcots residents were being sent to hotels across the city. Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said if residents had not left their homes after being visited again by officials on Saturday, "it will become a matter for the fire ...

Author: 0 The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Offensive Trademarks

Snyder never appeared to waver from his stance, even after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office the following year canceled six federal trademarks for the Redskins' trademark protection on the name because the term is "disparaging to Native Americans".

Global Media Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria
Author: 0 Australia's military resumes air operations over Syria

F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. local time (5:30 p.m. EDT) after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces", according to the press release from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. A Western intelligence source said it was "unquestionably Iranian". Russian and USA military officials are still using a special hotline to communicate about operations in Syria , a United States official said today, days after Moscow said it was ...

Author: 0 M raised from the Uganda solidarity summit on refugees

Authorities have said the refugees and host communities are close to the breaking point. Speaking at the same function, United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres said the call on the worldwide community to step up their support to hosting nations of refugees can not be over-emphasised.

Author: 0 South Korea conducts missile test with warning to North Korea

Moon, who was elected as the country's President last month after a cronyism scandal led to Park Geun-hye being impeached, has pledged greater dialogue with the neighbouring country in a bid to reduce tensions between the two nations. North Korea has carried out five nuclear tests and is said to be preparing a sixth. This comes after President Moon Jae-in announced his intentions to pursue diplomatic talks with North Korea regarding the cessation of North Korea's nuclear weapons ...

Global Media Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office
Author: 0 Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

However, he then quickly went on the attack, stressing that he feared the new Taoiseach "would drag Fine Gael to the left". Varadkar, a doctor educated at Trinity College Dublin , entered Irish politics in 2004, when he got nearly 5,000 votes in a local government election in the Dublin West constituency.

Global Media India face England; NZ take on Sri Lanka
Author: 0 India face England; NZ take on Sri Lanka

She is the second highest run-getter in Women's One-Day Internationals. Four years ago, England women's cricket team managed a respectable third placed finish at the tenth edition of the ICC Women's World Cup . This could in principal mean some of the Australian women's team could down tools and stop playing during the tournament. Hosts England , who have won the trophy three times , begin proceedings tomorrow against India at the County Ground in Derby in front of what is ...

Global Media UN chief working to resolve Gulf dispute
Author: 0 UN chief working to resolve Gulf dispute

Iran is a Shia-led country that rivals Saudi Arabia for regional influence. " Most countries in Africa have ties with Qatar and not many of them have strong feelings against it". Companies have had to find alternative routes to get goods in and out of Qatar because it normally imports food through its land link with Saudi Arabia.

Author: 0 Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections

Democrat Tim Ryan said yesterday it will be very hard to win back the House with Pelosi at the helm and because of her the party has become "toxic". "It's time for some change". I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. "That's the most important part". Remember the lessons learned on the red clay of Georgia.

Global Media North Korea conducts another rocket engine test
Author: 0 North Korea conducts another rocket engine test

The US has also ramped up its military presence in the region, conducting drills with Japan as well as South Korea, and is installing a controversial missile defense system in South Korea, known as Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system.

Global Media Michael Gove named Defra head in UK Cabinet shuffle
Author: 0 Michael Gove named Defra head in UK Cabinet shuffle

Another senior Cabinet minister told the Standard that he believed Mrs May should open up formal discussions across the Commons. The appointment of Gove has turned heads given his ambiguous prior stance on climate change. Gove was a key figure in the Brexit campaign, and took aim at European Union rules following the referendum which he said prevented homes being built.

Global Media Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP
Author: 0 Opposition a divided house over Presidential election: BJP

The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to confirm the same. "Ram Nath Kovind will win with a huge majority which is evident from the number of people who attended the event where he filed nomination", Naidu told reporters. The counting of the votes will be done on July 20. He was made the Bihar Governor in 2015 after the NDA came to power in May 2014. The Shiv Sena, Janata Dal (United), All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam ( AIADMK ) including O.

Global Media Hampshire Pride chief slams Theresa May over DUP talks
Author: 0 Hampshire Pride chief slams Theresa May over DUP talks

He added: "I'm sure we all look forward to welcoming the Queen's Speech just as soon as the coalition of chaos has been negotiated". On Monday, she faced members of the Conservatives' 1922 Committee, which can trigger a vote of confidence in a party leader if it receives letters from 15 percent of the party's MPs.

Global Media North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'
Author: 0 North Korea 'tests rocket engine for ICBM'

The US made the move during high leveled talks in Washington involving Chinese diplomats and defence chiefs with President Donald Trump saying that Chinese efforts to use its leverage with Pyongyang had failed . Yesterday we reported how Kim Jong-un was said to be willing to sit down with its sworn enemy the to hash out a deal that would see a freeze on future tests .

Author: 0 Russian warships fire Kalibr missiles, destroy ISIS arms depots in Syria

Russian Federation and Iran back the Syrian government while Turkey supports some of the armed insurgent groups that seek to topple the government. Syrian government troops, for example, have reached the Iraqi border in an area where IS leaders and fighters have been gathering. According to the Pentagon , Syrian regime soldiers equipped with tanks, artillery and technical vehicles were advancing on the US-backed rebels' position, forcing the coalition to use the de-confliction hotline ...

Author: 0 French president meets central European leaders

Britain voted to leave the bloc exactly a year ago today. Underlining that Brexit was not a main discussion point at the summit, Tusk said "the UK's offer is below our expectations " and that "it risks worsening the situation of citizens".

Global Media South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with United States on North Korea
Author: 0 South Korea finance minister vows to cooperate with United States on North Korea

During his stay in the South, Chang is expected to meet South Korean officials to discuss cooperation at the Winter Olympics. The death of Warmbier has considerably strained tensions between Washington and Pyongyang, who have always been at loggerheads over North Korea's nuclear missile program and the installation of a controversial American missile defense system in South Korea.

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