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Bergman shows support for GOP health care plan

Tuesday Sinclair of East Longmeadow said, "I think that they should just go back and keep working on it". She says lives are more important than money. Utah's lone unequivocal supporter of the GOP bill in the House was discouraged Friday. "We must continue to stand firm to protect our fundamental right to health care once and for all". Read More »

Pence promises Obamacare will be repealed despite setback


Vice President Mike Pence is coming to the Mountain State this weekend. Vice President Mike Pence said Congress "just wasn't ready" to repeal and replace Obamacare, joking that supporters of the House Republican health care plan could have used some WWE superstars. Read More »

London attack: MP pays heart-rending tribute to slain police officer


The assailant - identified by Scotland Yard as United Kingdom native Khalid Masood - careened through the area at about 2:40 p.m. local time, hitting dozens of pedestrians before crashing into the gate outside the Palace of Westminster. We are so lucky to have such dedicated people working in the public services. "Special commendation must also go to my Parliamentary colleague, Tobias Ellwood MP, who did all he could to save the life of Pc Palmer ". Read More »

NSCN(IM) talks: Muivah's claim triggers protests in Assam


The Naga group proposes to carve a "Greater Nagalim" by joining large tracts of land in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and parts of Myanmar where there are Naga inhabitants. They were vocal enough to assure Manipur and other neighbouring states that there was no question of infringing upon their territorial integrity in the event solution is arrived at with the NSCN (I-M), the official added. Read More »

Police Recover Body of Man, Woman From Water In Monmouth Beach

Autopsies for both were scheduled for Saturday, Webster also said. During the course of the early stages of the investigation, an additional body, determined to be a female, was located in the water in the same area. A Monmouth County Sheriff's Special Operations truck, New Jersey State Police, Monmouth Beach police officers and EMS, and the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office went to the scene. Read More »

London fog over Rome as European Union gropes for Brexit unity


European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker used his own pen instead of a summit-supplied pen to sign a summit declaration committing the 27 countries to build the bloc's future through a united front. Before speaking Francis was addressed by Italian prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni , who talked about a "world in turmoil" referencing the Westminster attack and the killing of priest Fr Jacques Hamel by Islamic extremists. Read More »

Landmarks to go dark Saturday night for 'Earth hour'

More than 170 countries and territories are joining in for Earth Hour , and this will be the 11th year in a row that this event has taken place. Neil Bibby MSP is making WWF's Earth Hour matter this year by showing support for a strong Climate Change Plan for Scotland. Read More »

No evidence Obama spied on Trump Tower — Senate Intelligence Committee


Trump said there would be "some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks". House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaks to the media on March 7, 2017 on Capitol Hill about President Donald Trump's allegation that his campaign was the target of wiretaps. Read More »

Conservative PAC TV Spots Prematurely Thank GOP For Defeating Obamacare


Television advertisements thanking Republican representatives for repealing the Affordable Care Act on Friday has the conservative American Action Network PAC slightly red-faced. The ad called on people to call their congressmen and thank them for repealing the ACA and was featured in a Deadspin article about the ads . After the defeat, Ryan admitted "we're going to be living with "Obamacare" (shorthand for ACA) for the foreseeable future". Read More »

Iraq civilians killed in west Mosul offensive


The media based on the Kurdistan Autonomous Region avoided specifying the origin of the lethal assault, but analysts said it could be the result of new bombings by the Iraqi aviation or the US-led worldwide coalition against Daesh, the Arab acronym for ISIS . Read More »

No repeal of Obamacare as GOP leaders pull bill, Utah delegates respond


Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, said the bill's failure is a victory for all in the health care system. In media appearances, Lee regularly called for a more robust repeal and said the House should cancel the vote. Estimates from officials in at least 17 states released this month backed up that proposition. But it is a test of how the long-divided Republican conference reacts. Read More »

Sinopec nails acquisition of Chevron African assets


Apart from the refinery, Sinopec Corp is buying a lubricants plant in Durban, 820 service stations and 220 forecourt convenience stores in SA and Botswana and storage facilities. It is reported that the demand for refined petroleum is increasing in South Africa, witnessing almost a 5% annual growth for the last five years, which encouraged Sinopec to execute the deal. Read More »

Mosul push halted over civilian concerns


The activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights alleges that an airstrike on the school killed 33 civilians who had been seeking shelter from local fighting. "A coalition air strike hit a residential street last Friday and destroyed at least 30 houses", a police civil defense official said. Staying in western Mosul meant living without food, without water and in constant fear of the jihadists. Read More »

Ivanka Trump's security detail frustrating neighbors


Residents of the area are accustomed to VIP neighbours. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the president "left everything on the field" trying to get the health care measure passed. Two "No Parking" signs were installed in front of the Trump-Kushner house. "Suddenly, the parking enforcement has disappeared". "At least so far, the ethical standards that are being applied to high-level officials coming in are quite incoherent and seemingly haphazard", said Meredith McGehee, a ... Read More »

Graham signals support for nuclear option if Democrats filibuster Gorsuch vote


Wade, the case establishing a right to abortion, and what he would have done had Trump asked him to do so. An exchange with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) took an emotional turn when the subject of assisted suicide came up. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote April 3, with a full Senate vote coming before a two-week break that begins April 10. Instead, he refused to answer legitimate questions and brought the confirmation process to a new low in a thick fog of evasion. Read More »

Israel imposes 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians


The U.S. moves against the UNHRC came after Abbas gave a speech in Geneve, where he said that Israel is moving towards the creation of an apartheid state with the passing of the new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land. Read More »

India court latest to give rivers human status


The Uttarakhand High Court court on Monday declared River Ganges as India's first living entity. Last week, New Zealand's government gave the Whanganui River similar human status in a treaty settlement with the nation's indigenous Maori people, who had fought for over 160 years to protect the river with which they claim a special bond, New Zealand's Newshub reported. Read More »

Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast


Army commandos today stormed a hideout of Islamist militants in Bangladesh's north-eastern Sylhet after almost a 30-hour security siege failed to flush them out of a five-storey building. The commandos "exchanged fire" with the suspected militants who were confined in a ground-floor apartment of the building, he said. The militants shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is the greatest) and told police to "send your SWAT team". Read More »

Saudi embassy confirms United Kingdom attacker had been in Saudi Arabia


He was known for having a violent temper in England and had been convicted at least twice for violent crimes. The attacker who plowed a vehicle through a throng of pedestrians and then stabbed a policeman outside Britain's parliament was named on Thursday as Khalid Masood, a British-born man who was once investigated by MI5 intelligence officers over concerns about violent extremism. Read More »

Muslim woman at centre of London terror abuse slams critics


He just wrote the piece " A love letter to extremists after the London attack ", which states: "We know that Islamist terrorists, from ISIS to al-Qaeda and beyond, target the so-called "gray zone" - the arena of co-existence where people of all faiths and none live and work together". Read More »

Iraqi Civilians Continue to Flee Mosul, Facing Danger and Uncertainty


One witness told Reuters heavy air strikes in the area began on March 7, but on Friday a strike hit a massive Islamic State truck bomb in a residential area, which exploded and destroyed seven homes where dozens of people were hiding. Kurdish journalist Hevidar Ahmed told AP, "The terrorists have used a new tactic". There are 10, sometimes 15 families living in such houses. As the fighting and destruction has escalated, the number of civilians fleeing Mosul has risen exponentially. Read More »

Search underway in Brittanee Drexel case


When asked by the WHEC reporter about the family's mindset, Conway said Brittanee Drexel's mother is on "pins and needles". The FBI said a year ago it was concentrating its revived search around the McClellanville area in Charleston County, just outside Georgetown County. Read More »

After election heartbreak, Irom Sharmila reaches Kerala for a quiet retreat


Her opponent - Okram Ibobi Singh - is a powerful politician who has ruled Manipur for three consecutive terms. The results no doubt left behind a big question over her political significance in the conflict state. Let's hope, all is not lost for Sharmila and the cause she stands for. She also told media that she will be looking into the tribal issues of Attapadi. Read More »

Japan struggles to beat Cuba for 2nd win in WBC 2nd round


Needing a victory to force a tiebreaker game against the Netherlands , Israel fell short Wednesday in a contest against Japan that was very much up for grabs until the sixth inning. The loss leaves Israel with a 4-1 record, 1-1 in the second round. World Baseball Classic rules allow players to compete for any countries in which they qualify for citizenship. Read More »