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Author: 0 Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

The end to funding for Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid and a move to cap how much the federal government spends on the state-federal health program for the poor could harm state budgets and program beneficiaries, according to America's Health Insurance Plans.

Author: 0 A glance at the Senate's Iran, Russia sanctions legislation

The new package also requires the White House to get a congressional review if it attempts to relax, suspend or terminate Russian Federation sanctions. But the vote on Russian Federation sanctions was overshadowed by the shooting of GOP House Whip Steve Scalise, a GOP staff member, a former GOP staffer and two members of the U.S.

Author: 0 Afghan Taliban storm police headquarters in E. town, 7 killed

In the deadliest attack in Achin in eastern Nangarhar province, three USA soldiers were killed when an Afghan soldier emptied his automatic rifle in their direction. There were no USA or North Atlantic Treaty Organisation fatalities; however, one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, according to the statement.

Global News Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious
Author: 0 Tourist bus hits top of Paris tunnel, 4 injured, 1 serious

There were around 20 passengers on the bus, owned by tour company Car Rouges. Information on the injured, including their nationalities, was not immediately available. According to the AP, Paris is putting on a sporting showcase as part of its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games and the events have led to major traffic changes.

Global News Mom undergoes eight surgeries to look like first lady Melania Trump
Author: 0 Mom undergoes eight surgeries to look like first lady Melania Trump

Before the operation, the mother of two said the first lady, for her, is a vision of power and strength . One patient's plastic surgery journey will even be documented on U.S. "This might be the 1000th very, very beautiful patient that I've operated on; in an odd way, it's sort of more enjoyable because you can take the beautiful into the hyper-beautiful", he said, according to The Daily Mail .

Global News Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio
Author: 0 Student released by North Korea arrives in Ohio

Joseph Yun, the USA special envoy on North Korea, met with North Korean officials in Oslo in May and reached agreement for Swedish diplomats to visit Warmbier. The official referred to them as "hostages". It was supposed to be just a short trip and tour of North Korea for Otto Warmbier . North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government.

Author: 0 Spieth leads by 1 midway through 2nd round at Travelers

Out-of-sorts Australian star Day, meanwhile, missed the cut for the second consecutive tournament - finishing two over. However, the Florida native carded two eagles , the first a hole-out 2 at the third from 138 yards away, adding eagle-3 at 13 from six inches after almost holing his second to the par 5 from 250 yards away.

Author: 0 US F-15 Shoots Down Yet Another Iran-Made Drone

The Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich frigates, along with the Krasnodar submarine, fired the cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea, the Defense Ministry said in a statement posted to state news agency RIA. The U.S. military has repeatedly warned forces fighting on Assad's side to stay away from a "deconfliction zone", agreed with Russian Federation, near a garrison used by U.S.

Author: 0 PM Modi mourns demise of former German Chancellor Kohl

United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, extends his condolences to Kohl's family and the government and the people of Germany. Contrary to common belief, the days and years that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall were not a joyous time . Kohl was trusted "from Washington to Moscow, from Paris to Warsaw" she said, and was "the right man at the right time ", who "held tight to the dream of a reunited Germany and a unified ...

Author: 0 Democratic lawmaker criticizes party brand, Pelosi

Republican Ralph Norman on Tuesday defeated Democrat Archie Parnell by an even narrower margin - a little more than 3 percentage points - in a SC race that received far less national attention. They are hoping to reorganize legislative districts in their favor, claiming "we have a House of Representatives with a disproportionate number of Republicans".

Author: 0 Colbert goes to Russia, vows to search for Comey 'tapes'

Stephen Colbert has left the comfortable confines of the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City where he hosts The Late Show for the damp and cold air of Russian Federation. With his first shot, Colbert toasts to the Russian people and quips that he doesn't understand why no members of the Trump administration can remember meeting them, zing! Soon thereafter, Colbert learned all the shot glasses contain vodka.

Author: 0 US tries to use better China ties to press North Korea

North Korea topped the agenda at the newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, which paired Tillerson and Mattis with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army.

Global News ECB Seeks More Euro Clearing Supervisory Powers
Author: 0 ECB Seeks More Euro Clearing Supervisory Powers

The amendment would provide the ECB with "clear legal competence" in the area of central clearing, which is now dominated by London firms such as LCH. Responding to the EU's proposals, Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, warned this week against fragmenting Europe's clearing market. Carney said clearing houses also reduced the cost of business.

Global News Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated
Author: 0 Pres. Trump acknowledges he's being investigated

In an unusual move, Mr Rosenstein issued a statement on Thursday urging caution about reports based on "unnamed sources". A person familiar with Trump's tweet said the President was referencing news reports that he is under investigation and was not indicating that he's been personally informed by the special counsel that he is a target of the probe.

Global News Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer'
Author: 0 Lawyers seek to free inmate featured in 'Making a Murderer'

A federal magistrate judge ruled in August that investigators coerced Dassey, who was 16 years old at the time and suffered from cognitive problems, into confessing and overturned his conviction. "As of today's date, Brendan Dassey has lost 4,132 days of his life to prison", they added. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel disagreed with the decision and said his office will file an appeal .

Author: 0 Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

On Thursday they released this statement: "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor". She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal.

Global News Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind
Author: 0 Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Coming out of the party's core committee meeting chaired by Nitish Kumar , Sada said most of the MLAs have assured the Chief Minister of their support. Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav, whose father Mulayam Singh Yadav is toeing a different line, said that his party would go with the opposition led by Congress.

Author: 0 Led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Meanwhile, US General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said a day earlier that Washington was working to restore a "deconfliction" line with Moscow meant to avoid mid-air collisions over Syria. This means that as the Trump administration weighs up whether to send more troops into Afghanistan, it is also going to have to make some tough decisions on the war against ISIS if the U.S.

Author: 0 GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

Democrats are united in opposition. "This bill will result in higher costs, less care and millions of Americans will lose their health insurance, particularly through Medicaid", Schumer said . The Senate version mostly mirrors the House bill but would allow for the continuance of federal subsidies that under the Affordable Care Act are allocated to those who can not afford to pay their monthly health insurance premiums .

Author: 0 US shoots down drone in Syria

FILE - This March 7, 2017 file frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows USA forces patrolling on the outskirts of the Syrian town of Manbij, in Aleppo province, Syria. While government troops may be far from in control of that area and are unlikely to go after the city of Raqqa, Syria expert Sam Heller of the Century Foundation said the forces "have done enough to insert themselves that they're now a fact on the ground".

Author: 0 Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

On Wednesday, a small group of Democrats urged Pelosi to step down as House Minority Leader, The New York Times reported . The 30-year legislator from California is ready to fight members of her caucus who say it's time for her to step aside as the top House Democrat after 14 years at the helm.

Global News Trump ponders solar panels on border wall
Author: 0 Trump ponders solar panels on border wall

According to reports , the idea of using solar panels on the proposed wall has been pitched by both academics as well as businesses submitting designs for the structure. This means that the wall will have to be built on its banks and its banks are far from the border. Nope, he stole it, without giving credit, from one of the companies that put in a bid to the Department of Homeland Security .

Author: 0 US House panel wants formal response from Trump on Comey tapes

As for his possible motivation, she would only say it was perhaps about "raising the question of doubt in general". Comey was leading the investigation into allegations Russian Federation tried to sway the election toward Trump and the possibility Trump associates colluded with Moscow when the president fired him on May 9, sparking a political firestorm.

Global News Indiana Pacers introduce NBA Draft pick TJ Leaf
Author: 0 Indiana Pacers introduce NBA Draft pick TJ Leaf

For me it was a gut punch, the message over the summer up until this weekend was let's build a winning team here. The declaration by the 27-year-old George to leave casts a shadow over IN as Pritchard tries to lay the foundation for a potential post-George era.

Author: 0 North Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM

The North's missile tests present a hard challenge to Moon, a liberal who took office in May and has expressed a desire to reach out to Pyongyang. Tensions between the USA and North Korea spiked once again last week when American student Otto Warmbier, who was serving a hard labour sentence in Pyongyang for allegedly stealing a propaganda sign, died shortly after returning home in a coma.

Global News Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go
Author: 0 Trump and Republicans don't want Nancy Pelosi to go

In this March 28, 2017 photo, House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J. speaks during a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. "One important lesson is that when they go low, going high doesn't f**king work", Tanden said. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader. When Democrats have no choice but to rely on a banjo-playing, cowboy hat-wearing political neophyte to run a statewide race in Montana, it's a safe assumption that there are some recruiting issues that run ...

Author: 0 Kovind files papers, says will keep Prez office above "party"

It is risky to the nation as such a person sits in the President's post", he wondered.Jaipal Reddy said Miera Kumar was not only daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister Babu Jagjeevan Ram but also a talented person. "She (Meira Kumar) has been the Speaker of Lok Sabha, having knowledge on external affairs matters and above all the daughter of Jagjivan Ram", Reddy pointed out.

Global News Sekulow Hits Cable News Circuit Hard For Trump
Author: 0 Sekulow Hits Cable News Circuit Hard For Trump

On Sunday, Trump's attorney insisted that this is not the case , and that the President was merely reacting to a Washington Post story that first reported about an investigation for obstruction of justice. This represents just the latest rumors that Donald Trump could face impeachment, as the president's opposition has targeted a number of issues ranging from his unresolved business conflicts of interest to the expanding Russian Federation investigation.

Author: 0 AIADMK Amma faction to support NDA presidential nominee: TTV Dhinakaran

He is non-controversial, educated and experienced and has been good as Bihar Governor. "Now that the BJP has named a Dalit candidate, they started seeing all the virtues in Meira Kumar ". With the backing of parties outside the alliance like TRS (2 per cent), AIADMK (5.39 per cent), YSR Congress (1.53 per cent) and Biju Janata Dal (2.99 per cent), the NDA's support will reach almost 63 per cent.

Global News Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15
Author: 0 Bombings at market in northwest Pakistan kill 15

The bombing came ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, which follows the holy month of Ramadan, expected to end this weekend. Local political administration officials said the twin blasts occurred in the Turi Market near Tal Adda, where a bus terminal is also located.

Author: 0 Death toll rises to 29 in Afghanistan bombing

On 31 May a huge bombing in central Kabul killed more than 150 people, the deadliest militant attack in the country since US-led forces ousted the Taliban from power in 2001. The statement had harsh words for the government of President Ashraf Ghani , which it dismissed as a "stooge" of America and blamed for rising ethnic and factional tensions in Kabul and elsewhere.

Global News Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US
Author: 0 Iran Says Its Missile Strike in Syria Sends Message to the US

Iran has long accused the United States , Israel and Saudi Arabia of backing "terrorists" - a catch-all phrase for rebels and jihadist groups fighting the Assad regime. It has test-fired a number of missiles since Iran struck the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, including the U.S. However, it stopped short of directly blaming the kingdom for the attack, though many in the country have expressed suspicion that Iran's regional rival had a hand in the assault.

Global News German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to open Gamescom 2017
Author: 0 German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to open Gamescom 2017

A year ago 345,000 visitors graced Cologne for the event, so it's a big deal in the gaming world, and Merkel's presence will only heighten its status. Koelnmesse president and CEO Gerald Böse added: "The participation of the Chancellor is a sign of great appreciation for us". Now the next video game expo to look forward to is Germany's Gamescom in a few months.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Mr Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised". The non-partisan Congressional budget office is expected to send Congress its score showing how much the plan will cost on Monday. Fewer than one in three Americans supports it, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling.

Author: 0 List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Meanwhile, Qatar rejected the claim that it supported al-Nusra Front, the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda, or any armed group. Qatar has said it will not negotiate until Arab nations lift their blockade against their neighbor. One of the biggest disputes was in 2002, when Saudi Arabia withdrew its ambassador to Doha to protest at Al Jazeera's "negative" coverage of Saudi politics.

Author: 0 US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea — George Mitchell

Calling North Korea the "top security threat" to the US, Tillerson said China has a "diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation". The dialogue with China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Gen. Fang Fenghui, chief of the Chinese joint staff department, is a result of the summit in April between President Donald J.