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Obamacare 'skinny repeal' rejected after Pence tried to lobby McCain

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Pence spent some of the morning lobbying Arizona Senator John McCain to vote in support of the bill. Unlike the closed-door sessions on the bill held by Senate GOP leadership in recent weeks, McConnell is now promising an "open amendment process" that would allow senators from both parties to have input. Read More »

Russian Federation orders U.S. to cut diplomats

Also, a Trump veto would be pointless. The initial euphoria in some Russian circles that under Trump the Kremlin and the White House would enter into a new, friendly, pragmatic relationship, has evaporated. Russian Federation and America may still be able to work together in Syria, but that may be one of the few remaining areas of cooperation. With the inquiry, now led by special counsel Robert Mueller, touching key Trump aides including son-in-law Jared Kushner, the president has railed ... Read More »

John Kelly In, Reince Priebus Out as White House Chief of Staff

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Mr Kelly is seen as a battle-hardened commander who can bring a background of military discipline and order to Mr Trump's embattled administration. That brought Trump and Priebus close, but it was never a natural fit - the mild-mannered, careful former Wisconsin Republican Party leader with the Midwestern accent, once critically described as the " nebbish's nebbish ", and the flashy, cavalier NY billionaire. Read More »

5 moments from Obamacare repeal vote

Most of the Republican politicians have long vowed to repeal Obamacare . On Thursday, McCain joined Republican Sens. McConnell had introduced it as a last-ditch effort after two other bills, one to replace Obamacare with a Republican health care bill and one to simply repeal it without replacement, were both defeated. Read More »

House GOP Frustrated by Senate's Obamacare Failure

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President Donald Trump insists he's said all along that Congress should let the Affordable Care Act "implode", then replace it. Mr Trump, who campaigned for the White House on promises to repeal Obamacare , has offered no legislation of his own and little guidance to the Senate , although he has berated them for their inaction. Read More »

North Korea fires another ICBM missile

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The launch marked the second time this month North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has demonstrated a theoretical capability of striking a portion of United States territory. He said he discussed the North Korean threat with South Korea's foreign minister, Kang Kyung-wha, earlier this week. North Korea's refusal to cooperate has been a setback for the South Korean leader's pledge to improve ties on the peninsula. Read More »

Crisis Intensifies In Venezuela Ahead Of Controversial Vote

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The sanctions come at a time when PDVSA is struggling to make ends meet. Venezuelan opposition sympathizers on Friday prepared to block streets as part of a broader mobilization against a legislative superbody to be elected on Sunday that critics call a plan by President Nicolas Maduro to create dictatorship. Read More »

In a Tweet, Trump Names Gen. Kelly His New Chief Of Staff

Michael Flynn - Trump's national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned in February after revelations that he had discussed US sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Read More »

England players' desire must not be questioned, says Stokes

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Conditions were ideal for pace bowling - cloud nearly at ground level, the floodlights illuminating the gloom - and South Africa gave the latest poor showing in a series that has been an very bad advert for Test batting. Roland-Jones counted Hashim Amla, the tourists' national record-holder for his unbeaten triple-century on this same ground five years ago, Quinton de Kock and both openers as his victims in his maiden Test match spell. Read More »

Ensure affordable, quality health care for all

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But health policy analysts warn that the idea has been tried before, and with little success. Anthem Inc., Cigna Corp., Health Care Service Corp. and Molina Healthcare, four of the biggest health insurers selling Obamacare plans, said they are weighing whether to pull out of more markets for 2018 rather than face financial losses. Read More »

US Senate rejects Obamacare repeal bill

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As the convoluted developments played out, the slender 52-48 GOP majority was divided among itself over what it could agree to. This vote does not repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act , but it sets the Senate on a course of discussing and perhaps amending a bill that would do just that. Read More »

Senate Health Care Vote: Here's Where They Left Off and What's Next

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Lindsay Graham, for example, said the "skinny repeal" bill would "destroy the insurance markets". "It's going to go to conference". Sen. John McCain, battling brain cancer, has voted to move ahead on repealing the Obama health law. The parameters were basic and didn't address some of the major issues, such as the expansion of Medicaid. The skinny bill, released just three hours before voting began, would have retroactively repealed Obamacare's penalty on individuals who do not obtain ... Read More »

Charlie Gard, "beautiful little boy" at heart of dispute, dies

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The hospital reported that its doctors and nurses were receiving serious threats over Charlie's case and London police were investigating. Charlie is not expected to survive to his 1 birthday on August 4. In conceding that Charlie would leave the hospital for a hospice instead of home, Yates requested a medical team of her choosing that would work to keep her son alive for a week. Read More »

Here's the Exact Moment Obamacare Repeal Died in the Senate

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Senate Republicans came out of 20 hours of debate with a stunning failure in their efforts to overhaul the United States healthcare system - and Sen . "We'll find out", Cornyn said. The vote is a serious blow to Donald Trump and fellow Republicans who believe a skinny repeal is a step in the right direction. Read More »

We will 'destroy' MS-13 gang

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At Friday's address, Trump doubled-down on that approach, touting his infamous Mexico border wall - funds for which are slated to be included in the Federal budget now being worked on by Congress - and the stepped-up efforts of U.S. In the current fiscal year, which began in October 2016, 253 of the gang's members have been arrested. "They worked and they worked and they worked and they had families and they paid taxes", he asked the crowd. Read More »

Cities that will have a total solar eclipse in 2017 & 2024

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A total solar eclipse takes place when the moon's orbit takes it between the sun and Earth, and it completely blocks our view of the sun. This year's total eclipse will pass through 14 states: Oregon , Idaho , Wyoming , Montana, Nebraska , Iowa, Kansas, Missouri , Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee , Georgia, and North and SC. Read More »

Democrats rebrand under new slogan - will their product sell?

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As an agenda and a slogan, " A Better Deal ", hearkens back to the days of President Franklin Roosevelt. Mr Schumer said: "I have not seen a senator who speaks truth to power as strongly, as well and as frequently as John McCain". But many Democrats are now acknowledging their party failed to communicate a winning message to voters a year ago, and the broader point behind Monday's relaunch is to focus more on jobs and other kitchen-table issues. Read More »

US Senate blocks GOP health bill, scuttling bid to repeal Obamacare

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Based on their votes last night, Collins, Murkowski and McCain have no interest playing this game with far-right conservatives. Mitch McConnell's frantic attempt to whip up enough votes at a lunch event on Thursday. Three Republicans crossed party lines on Friday and joined Democrats to kill the bill . In a major defeat for GOP leadership, the Senate rejected the latest effort to repeal Obamacare with a 51-49 vote. Read More »

Pentagon Says It Detected Ballistic Missile Launch From North Korea

The Korean Peninsula was liberated from Japanese colonial rule in 1945 after 36 years of occupation. Already, the aggressive testing regime put in place in recent months has allowed North Korea to validate its basic designs, putting it within a few months of starting industrial production, the officials said. Read More »

Pakistani PM disqualified by court over Panama Papers links

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Sharif's legal team has objected to it. Sharif, 67, has rejected all the allegations of corruption against him and his family. "I have no personal agenda against Nawaz Sharif ". It is not clear so far that who will be appointed to the post till the elections next year. Ahead of the judgment, Sharif held informal consultations with close aides and key ministers in Lahore. Read More »

Hot truck claims 9 migrant lives in Texas

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All of the deceased were adult males. "I'm sure there's more to the story than what we're seeing". Download the WFMY News 2 App now. "We're trying to investigate and identify the different cogs, the stash houses, the other members, where the money came from", Shane Folden, special agent in charge of U.S. Read More »

Sharad Yadav Spurns Cabinet Berth, Won't Join Modi Government

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Soon after Kumar's resignation as chief minister last night, Narendra Modi took to his Twitter account and congratulated Kumar for joining the fight against corruption. Mr Kumar said he was responsible towards people of Bihar and also for the speedy growth of the state. "People who voted for the Grand Alliance are being betrayed". Read More »

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif disqualified by court

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The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) this month returned its findings in a 254-report that said Sharif's family assets do not match their earnings. The court also ordered NAB to file cases against PM's sons - Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz , his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Safdar. Read More »