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With Scaramucci's firing, can John Kelly bring stability to the White House?

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Backstabbing among aides has been rife, and rival camps have jockeyed for position. The ongoing investigation into Russia's meddling in the election is another source of unease. After six months out in the cold, Scaramucci finally gets a White House post. In the film, the former communications director is featured in two scenes. Read More »

USA sanctions Maduro for daring to hold Elections without American approval

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A statement issued by the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that officials had received "information that revealed an escape plan" by Mr. Ledezma and Mr. Many governments which have refused to recognize the new constituent assembly have stopped short of calling Maduro's government illegitimate. The president of Venezuela's opposition-dominated legislature says the allegations are "ridiculous" and the jailings "absolutely arbitrary". Read More »

Emily makes landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast, downgraded to tropical depression

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By Thursday, a warm from will lift through the area - increasing humidity and rain chances. The current forecast keeps Emily well off the North Carolina coast later this week. conference call Monday morning. We know that heavy rainfall is expected across Central Florida for the next few days. Updates on Tropical Storm Emily are available in the mobile app Florida Storms , a free service from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Read More »

Pakistan interim PM Abbasi faces Rs 220 billion corruption probe

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While Opposition politicians, especially the Tehreek-e-Insaf's Imran Khan who filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Sharif family, have welcomed the ruling as an endorsement of accountability, there are some worrying legal and procedural questions about the Supreme Court's decision. Read More »

Won't let China 'just talk' over North Korea

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Earlier this month, Russian Federation and China blocked US -led efforts to expand penalties against North Korea in a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning the July 4 missile test . Still, Trump said the United States will utilize all its capabilities to defend Japan and South Korea from any type of attack, according to the explanation by the USA side. Read More »

Russian Federation will ban VPNs and proxies to block "unlawful content"

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Along with the cap on the size of the US diplomatic corps in Russia , the Russian foreign ministry on Friday said it also was closing down a USA recreational retreat on the outskirts of Moscow as well as warehouse facilities. His spokesman said later that it would be up to Washington to decide which diplomatic and support staff to cut. "The embassy would still be able to carry out core functions, but it would be a painful prioritization process", said Rathke. Read More »

Trump Asks Why Congress, Insurance Companies Are Exempt from Obamacare Failings

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The federal money that goes to insurers in these payments, known as cost-sharing reductions , or CSRs , offsets the money insurers lose by lowering the deductibles and co-payments they require of these policyholders. As Senator McCain votes down the bill, there are audible gasps from around the chamber and many Republican senators stare in disbelief. David Perdue (R-GA), who like other Republicans expressed frustration with last week's defeat on health care, but said that until one of ... Read More »

National Night Out to be marked Tuesday at City Plaza

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In Princeton, the police department is collaborating with the Bureau County Sheriff's Department and Community Partners Against Substance Abuse, a local drug-free coalition, to bring the city its first National Night Out event. Tuesday at the community park off OH 186. The event was created back in 1984 to allow law enforcement agencies to have positive experiences with the communities they police. Read More »

Donald Trump threatens to end Obamacare insurance 'bailouts'

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The country's state media reported Kim Jong Un saying "the whole U.S. mainland" is within reach and called Pyongyang's weapons program "a precious asset", CNN reports . The vote on opening debate had to be decided by Vice President Pence, to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans in both chambers have made it clear they'll stop at nothing to enact their unsafe agenda. Read More »

Fair ride inspections ramped up

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A large USA midway provider is closing its popular Fire Ball ride at fairs in Canada after a man was killed on the same ride in Columbus , Ohio . As a precuationary measure, the amusement park ride that killed one and left seven injured at the Ohio State Fair will not appear at Toronto's Canadian National Exhibition. Read More »

Trumpcare fails in their effort to dismantle Obamacare

If health insurance companies choose to leave the insurance exchanges, which is the most likely response, it could catalyze the collapse of the Obamacare exchange system, making it more hard for members of Congress to wait on implementing a repeal and replace bill. Read More »

Senate too divided to keep up healthcare push - Senator Hatch

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Sanders did so because he intends - barring yet another jolt of life in the repeal campaign - to release a " Medicare for All" bill before the Senate's August recess. And without a true government insurance option, there will be no incentive for the health care industry to see its customers as anything but people to be shaken down for every penny possible. Read More »

No one can defeat Narendra Modi in 2019 polls: Nitish Kumar

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Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy termed the JD (U ) leader's remarks as nothing but a jibe from a restless person. This was the first briefing by Kumar since the recent political upheaval in Bihar. On this, he said that it would not be right for me to say anything on this question. "The victim whom Nitish Kumar had killed is still waiting for justice". Read More »

South Africa 205-7 against England in 3rd Test

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South Africa resumed with little hope of chasing down a world-record 492 to win having lost four second innings wickets on day four, and were purely in survival mode on the fifth morning of the 100th test at The Oval . Next ball South Africa captain Faf du Plessis , padded up to a Stokes delivery that cut back sharply and was lbw for a golden duck. Only Temba Bavuma , with 32, offered lasting support as South Africa succumbed for 252 as mid-afternoon approached. Read More »

GOP senators 'look like fools' on health care — Trump Twitter Saturday

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Don't give up Republican Senators, the World is watching: "Repeal and Replace". We are not celebrating. Murkowski and Collins have consistently voted against any repeals. There has been considerable speculation regarding a so-called "skinny package" that would primarily eliminate penalties related to the individual and employer mandates and provide tax cuts to device manufactures and the health insurance industry. Read More »

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

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Diplomatic missions are civilian objects protected under worldwide humanitarian law, and attacks directed at them are serious violations that may amount to war crimes. There was, however, no information on the number of casualties. Other attacks include an attack on the Sardar Mohammad Dawood Khan Hospital in March that left up to 50 people dead; a suicide attack on Supreme Court in February that claimed 22 lives, and twin suicide attacks on Shia protesters previous year that killed ... Read More »

Hard-Science Experiments Happening During the 2017 Solar Eclipse

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Count on ABC Columbia for your Eclipse Coverage, we will air a live special edition of ABC Columbia News on Monday, August 21 during the Total Solar Eclipse . In less than three weeks, the biggest show on the planet will take place over the skies of the United States, and if the weather cooperates, we should have a pretty good show right here in the Miami Valley. Read More »

US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia

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Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said he and President Donald Trump are "hopeful" Russian Federation will alter its aggressive behavior toward the nations of eastern Europe, The Hill reported . Moscow past year deployed nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad exclave, which borders Lithuania and Poland. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tweeted on Sunday morning about the administration's wish for China and other nations to put pressure on Pyongyang. Read More »

National Assembly to pick 18th prime minister on Tuesday

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The Pakistan Muslim League has a majority in parliament and the ousted premier is likely to rule through a front man. And Sharif's own political legacy stands further tarnished. They revealed how the rich and famous ranging from political leaders, to dictators, to democratically-elected national leaders, to government officials hide their wealth (ill-gotten or otherwise) in offshore tax havens across the globe. Read More »

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: Colin Kaepernick Isn't Being Blackballed

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The Ravens apparently remain in the market for a quarterback. If the Ravens don't sign Kaepernick , the reasoning will likely be as complex and entangled as their explanation of their thought process. If Flacco ends up missing several weeks, it would actually make sense to add Kaepernick , but even then, there's no guarantee that the team would sign him, and that's mainly because Bisciotti isn't sure Kaepernick would actually help the team. Read More »

Aqsa showdown a rare victory for Palestinians

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The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will hold an emergency meeting in Istanbul , Turkey on Tuesday, to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian violence in Jerusalem, China's Xinhua news agency reported citing a report on Sunday. Moreover, any increase in the rights of Israeli Jews would inevitably lead to downsizing of the rights of Palestinian Muslims. The issue of Palestine and liberation of al-Aqsa has always been a major priority for Islamic Republic of Iran since the victory ... Read More »

The Politics of Hajj: Saudi-Qatari Tensions Increase Over Holy Pilgrimage Spat

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Hajj pilgrims from around the world have started arriving in Saudi Arabia to prepare for the annual Hajj in Mecca, the holiest site for Muslims, that starts late August. Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said his nation "would not cow down to Saudi's attempt to undermine their sovereignty". Other countries joining the Saudi Arabia-led boycott of Qatar include Comoros, Maldives, Mauritania, Senegal and the exiled, pro-Saudi Arabia government of Yemen. Read More »

Gujarat Cong parades 44 MLAs

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The party has sent 44 of its legislators to the resort. "After they won the MLA, who is a simple person, they began using him to target other MLAs", Gohil was quoted as saying by the Indian Express . Rajput, who is chairman of Gokul Refoils and Solvents Ltd, was nominated as the BJP's third candidate for Rajya Sabha elections, posing a tough challenge to Congress president Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel , who is looking to be re-nominated for the fifth time to the upper ... Read More »