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Global News Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it
Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

After a series of secretive meetings, Republican lawmakers in the Senate have finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace huge parts of the Affordable Care Act . In other words, under Obamacare , anyone earning $200,000 a year pays an extra tax that helps fund healthcare . Susan Collins , R-Maine, said the centrist has some misgivings about the bills as well.

Global News Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest
Author: 0 Trump suggests he was trying to keep FBI director honest

Investigators are looking into what Russia did to try to tip the 2016 U.S. presidential election in Trump's favour, and whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian officials in that effort. The resulting news reports built pressure on a top justice department official to appoint an independent prosecutor to oversee the Russian Federation investigation .

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

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said this week another test of its shoot-down capability failed on Wednesday night. The Friday test-launch of the Hyunmoo-2 missile marked the fourth successful one. "President Moon's visit to the Agency for Defense Development today sends a stern warning about North Korea's series of recent provocations". "A rocket engine was tested today", the USA official said on condition of anonymity, without providing any details.

Author: 0 J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti calls police officer's killing 'murder of trust'

The family amid chanting slogans like 'we want justice' demanded immediate release of their beloved one, saying that he is innocent and shouldn't be treated as a criminal. The mob went on a rampage targeting empty security pickets erected in the area. They show maximum restraint because they feel that they're dealing with their own people.

Global News EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks
Author: 0 EU, Britain agree on timetable for Brexit talks

Davis gave Barnier a book about hiking. The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said talks with Brexit Secretary David Davis, which are starting a year after Britain's vote to leave, had started "on the right foot". "But we are definitely ready for it because Europe is weaker without the British but I think the British would also be weaker without us Europeans". "I'm not in a frame of mind to make concessions", Barnier told reporters at the end of the first day of talks in Brussels .

Author: 0 More involuntary manslaughter charges in Flint

A court document detailing Lyon's charges says he and an unnamed "Senior Advisor to Governor Snyder" sought to rein in the scope of the state-funded Wayne State University research project in 2016. The five include Nick Lyon , head of the MI health department. Legionnaires' is a potentially fatal type of pneumonia or lung infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Global News Passports to be in both English and Hindi
Author: 0 Passports to be in both English and Hindi

Giving the option of submitting submit a ration card would greatly help people in rural areas who do not have a PAN card, the minister said. External Affairs Minister said that these changes have been brought after she received complaints from people in getting the passport.

Global News 15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China
Author: 0 15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

Some 3,000 workers with life-detection instruments were taking part in the search, Xinhua said. A rescue worker overlooks the site of a landslide in Xinmo village in Mao county of Sichuan province. The family of three were being treated in the nearby Mao county hospital. In 1933 6,800 people died in landslides triggered by an quake and a further 2,500 were killed when a dam caused by one of the landslides failed.

Author: 0 Police officer beaten to death in Indian-controlled Kashmir

The party offered condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for courage to bear the irreparable loss, he said. His companion, also in civilian clothes, managed to flee, witnesses said. "We can not allow state brutality to which we are subject to each day as we see the bulleted and chatted dead bodies of our children and youth, snatch our humanity and values".

Global News Plane Crashes into Florida Daycare Building, Killing 1
Author: 0 Plane Crashes into Florida Daycare Building, Killing 1

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, CBS affiliate WINK-TV reports. The sheriff's office said the aircraft, a Piper PA-28, crashed into the daycare center shortly after takeoff from a nearby airfield, according to the Associated Press .

Global News Flights grounded in Phoenix as temperature soars to 119 degrees
Author: 0 Flights grounded in Phoenix as temperature soars to 119 degrees

American Airlines said that only the Bombardier CRJ flights were affected as their Airbus and Boeing aircraft have maximum operating temperatures of 127F and 126F respectively. That's what has kept some planes grounded in Phoenix this week where temperatures have been pushing 120 degrees. Temperatures on Tuesday were expected to reach 49 degrees Celsius, which is too hot for some planes to operate.

Author: 0 Trump Conflates 'Phony Collusion' And Possible Obstruction Of Justice Investigation

President Trump dismissed a potential obstruction of justice investigation into his conduct, calling allegations of collusion between him, his campaign or people associated with him and Russian Federation a "phony story". On Wednesday, Trump's lawyer Marc Kasowitz suggested - without providing evidence - that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had leaked details of the criminal probe.

Author: 0 Iran's Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards

Iran has been a major military backer of the Syrian regime, first in its war with rebel groups across the country and later against IS. The incidents reflect mounting competition for areas of Syria where Islamic State (IS) insurgents are in retreat, leaving swathes of territory up for grabs and posing the question of what comes next for USA policy that is shaped first and foremost by the priority of vanquishing the jihadists.

Author: 0 Oliver Stone: 'Shocked' by Intelligence Agencies' Hostility Toward Trump

During a Congressional hearing last week, Comey said he allowed a friend to release to the media portions of a memo he wrote about interactions with President Trump in which Trump demanded "loyalty" and intimated that he wanted to establish "patronage" with the Federal Bureau of Investigation director.

Global News EU Council President Congratulates Ireland's New Prime Minister on Appointment
Author: 0 EU Council President Congratulates Ireland's New Prime Minister on Appointment

Addressing the Dáil - the Irish Parliament - Varadkar said: "I've been elected to lead but I promise to serve". Fine Gael elected Varadkar, a trained doctor, as its leader in early June. Another unknown is how Ireland will work with the yet-to-be formalised coalition arrangement between the ruling Conservative party in London and the staunchly conservative Democratic Unionist Party of Northern Ireland, which opposes legal abortion and same-sex marriage.

Author: 0 Senator Cantwell's plan to stop Republican health care bill

With no Democratic support, Senate Republicans can only afford two votes against the bill - and there are already more than that. Heller, a Republican who is up for re-election in 2018, is the Democrats' top target in the upcoming cycle.

Author: 0 Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing over 100 in Pakistan

Eyewitnesses said some people in the vicinity were smoking cigarettes, which could have ignited the inferno. Fire services reportedly arrived at the site shortly after the incident. The Victoria Hospital does not has a Burn Unit, media reported. While talking to media, Punjab government spokesperson admitted that there is lack of medical facilities in those areas.

Author: 0 US Election Meddling: Trump indicts Obama

The statement said Russian President Vladimir Putin directed operatives in a cyber attack against the 2016 campaign in attempts to disrupt and discredit the USA election. The project, which Obama approved in a covert-action finding, was still in its planning stages when Obama left office. He says Trump has taken steps to protect the nation's voting systems, including creating a commission to study the integrity of the voting process.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier 'brutalised' in North Korean prison

In a tearful press conference on Thursday morning, Otto's father, Fred Warmbier , said there's "no excuse" for North Korea's treatment of his son, adding that he fell to his knees and hugged him when he was carried off a plane on Tuesday night.

Author: 0 State Department officials honor Otto Warmbier at OH funeral

U.S. President Donald Trump will do "whatever it takes to protect America" from North Korean threats if Chinese efforts to rein in the provocative regime don't work, the White House said Thursday. The agency didn't provide further details on how Warmbier was treated under detention or what might have caused him to lapse into a coma. "We see no evidence of an acute or healing fracture".

Global News South Korea tests missile with warning to North
Author: 0 South Korea tests missile with warning to North

It was declared operational one week before Moon was elected. Also present at the Opening Ceremony were Chang Ung, North Korea's sole member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Ri Yong-son, the North Korean head of the ITF.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

In a separate statement , Sen. Whatever instability Obamacare now has, this will make it far, far worse. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. And the more expensive it is, the sicker the people who want to buy it will be. "And that's a really good thing", Sen. Tim Scott told reporters on Thursday.

Author: 0 Redskins Expected to Get Legal Boost After Supreme Court Ruling on Trademarks

The court decided the ban on registering "scandalous, immoral, or disparaging remarks" violated the First Amendment . " Holding that the registration of a trademark converts the mark into government speech would constitute a huge and risky extension of the government-speech doctrine, for other systems of government registration (such as copyright) could easily be characterized in the same way", Alito concluded.

Global News Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting
Author: 0 Trump approves $2B sale of drones to India ahead of meeting

In the maiden Modi-Trump summit there will be no plans to raise the contended H-1B visa issue, the White House has said. So too has the potential power of the presidency-the restraints imposed by a divided government under most of the Barack Obama presidency, lifted with the White House and both houses of Congress in Republican hands.

Global News Protesters from Planned Parenthood rally against 'Trumpcare'
Author: 0 Protesters from Planned Parenthood rally against 'Trumpcare'

In keeping with Hyde Amendment language, effective 2018, the bill redefines a qualified health plan, to prohibit plans from covering abortion other than in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. Furthermore, a study from the Guttmacher Institute shows that without the contraception services provided by Planned Parenthood, the number of USA abortions would have been 15 percent higher in 2015.

Global News Hanson not apologising for autism comments
Author: 0 Hanson not apologising for autism comments

Zayd was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum in 2011. "Kids like my son Mitch, who's 10 and autistic". But he is - and he does very, very well. We need to look at this. The early years are most important with these kids to give them the best chance of an independent life and to contribute to society.

Author: 0 Officer stabbed at Flint airport recovering, doctors say

Amor Ftouhi, 49, is now being held at Midland County Jail in MI and was charged on Wednesday , June 21, 2017 with committing violence at an worldwide airport. Acting U.S. Attorney Dan Lemisch says more charges are coming in the days ahead. Authorities have interviewed more than 20 witnesses in connection with the ongoing investigation, Gelios said.

Author: 0 Officials investigate cyber attack on UK Parliament

The Independent reported the hackers focused on Parliament's email system and that officials were notified of the cyberattack on Friday night. It appeared to include preventing access outside of the Palace of Westminster. "We need to be investing in cyber protection, it is a huge issue". Liberal Democrat Chris Rennard said on Twitter that urgent messages should be sent by text message because parliamentary emails may not work remotely.

Author: 0 Black bear kills 16-year-old boy during race in Alaska

And when one came barreling down the trail saying there had been a bear attack , that, says race director Precosky, is when the entire race crew went into crisis mode. "I got a text saying the Global Positioning System coordinates were accurate and that the bear was onsite guarding the body, and they needed a weapon".

Author: 0 Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

The president slammed Pelosi's record after the Democratic special election losses, explaining that it would be a "very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down". Democrats will need to pick up 24 House seats to take back the majority. They say voters in Republican-leaning districts are motivated by more than a desire to stop Pelosi and Democrats need to work on developing a message that can win them over.

Author: 0 Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Kathleen Rice suggested to CNN Wednesday. "This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi ", insisted Rice". She's also credited for many legislative successes on Capitol Hill . The district was seen as within reach to Democrats because Trump won there last November by only 1 percentage point. Republican Karen Handel , a former state official, beat Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff by 3.8 points in the wealthy, educated suburbs of Georgia's 6th district.

Author: 0 US Service Members Wounded In 'Insider Attack' In Afghanistan

General Dawlat Waziri , a spokesman for the Afghan Defence Ministry, also confirmed the incident. He said a bodyguard was wounded in the attack late Saturday in Puli Alim, the provincial capital. Seven US soldiers were wounded Saturday by an Afghan soldier on a northern Afghanistan base during the second "inside attack" in a week against US forces awaiting the impending announcement of reinforcements by Pentagon .

Author: 0 Trump says, Robert Mueller's friendship with Comey is bothersome

As if an agency secretly recording Oval Office discussions is going to volunteer such information. The special counsel met last week with the Republican chairman and the top Democrat overseeing the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation of what USA intelligence agencies say.

Global News China urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve ties
Author: 0 China urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to improve ties

Asked about reports from Pakistan that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is likely to visit Pakistan and Afghanistan this weekend to defuse tensions between the two neighbours, Geng said China continue to have friendly exchanges with the two countries but declined to confirm reports about Wang's visit.

Global News Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?
Author: 0 Is Sean Spicer Leaving The White House Podium?

The Trump Administration is insulating itself from the media and by extension the American people by refusing to allow video and audio recordings of the White House press briefings . A briefing on Tuesday was left off the schedule but updated guidance put one on camera at the regular viewing time. He very quickly became a late-night target, led by "Saturday Night Live", which spoofed his press conferences by having him played by Melissa McCarthy.

Global News Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'
Author: 0 Pelosi on calls for new leadership: 'I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly'

The GOP has targeted Pelosi in House races nationally, most recently in the Georgia special election won by a Republican . "It'd be interesting to see if, what'd they say if I was from some other place". When the campaign and party expenditures are combined, the Democrats spent $31.2 million while the Republicans spent $22.7 million. Whatever their misgivings about Trump, those Republicans weren't about to give Nancy Pelosi the satisfaction of a national victory.

Author: 0 Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

The response from some: It better be. While some House Democrats are blaming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for their party's loss in a special congressional election this week in Georgia and are suggesting their caucus may need new leadership, Pelosi says her time isn't up.

Author: 0 GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

Hillary Clinton won the state by 2.4 percentage points, or 27,272 votes. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums", he said . The president, who said he wanted the Senate bill to have more heart, predicted eventual success.