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Dozens arrested during anti-Kremlin protests in Moscow

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Hundreds of opposition protesters crowded around the police van and tried to prevent it from taking Navalny away. "Our topic today is fight against corruption". Police have been deployed in large numbers in Moscow where dozens of other protesters have also been detained. As of midday in Moscow, state news media had not reported the protests. Read More »

Victims of Congolese warlord Germain Katanga awarded $1m reparation

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The ICC sentenced him to 12 years in 2014 for aiding and abetting war crimes. "The chamber sets the amount to be contributed by Mr Katanga towards the reparations as $1m", said presiding judge Marc Perrin de Brichambaut. If Katanga can not pay, the Trust Fund for Victims would try to pay from voluntary contributions from member states. Such reparation orders are a key part of the court's mandate to not only bring to justice perpetrators of atrocities but also to ensure that their victims are ... Read More »

All Parties Confirm Participation In Upcoming Syria Peace Talks

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A stalemate persists over most of the toughest issues, notably Assad's fate, with the opposition insisting he quit power and the government declaring the president's future off limits for discussion. On the agenda for this round is governance - a political transition, the constitution and elections - as well as counter-terrorism at the request of Damascus. Read More »

CM felicitated on first trip to native Gorakhpur

Yogi has also instructed that steps must be taken to insure presence of government employees and officers at their respective office during office time and has directed for putting up biometric machines at every government offices. Look for latest news from India in NewsGram . He also said the government's priority will be safety of women, employment generation, end of " goonda raj ", corruption, lawlessness and anarchy in the state. Read More »

House delays vote on Trumpcare bill

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And when those age-based tax credits shockingly didn't align with people's needs, they chose to means-test them-i.e., to include an income factor, like the ACA's. A young, single mother with a disabled child making $30,000 per year faces a situation where her child may get Medicaid, but given her need to pay rent, child-care, vehicle maintenance and insurance, food, clothes, utilities and everything else on $30,000 before, not after taxes, is in a bad situation: the state will always take care ... Read More »

Bread for the World Applauds Decision to Pull AHCA

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Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, agreed. Glenda Pate wrote: "I guess the GOP proposal makes sense if you're in the upper-income brackets, but I don't think that applies to the majority of Cherokee County residents". "And I'm not going to increase state taxes, and I'm not going to decimate our health-care system". But why? Didn't all those voters who turned out for Trump vote for the unusual new president because they actually wanted a repeal? Rep. Read More »

US House clears way for debate on Trump-backed healthcare bill

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Both conservatives and moderates voted against the bill. But that would be highly unpopular among consumers who would likely blame the president and Congress for skyrocketing healthcare costs, experts said . The visit comes ahead of a planned showdown vote on the legislation later in the day Friday. "It's always possible but we pulled it". Former Obama administration officials countered that Trump and congressional Republicans are responsible for what happens next. Read More »

Earth Day 2017, Don't turn on the lights this weekend

This year is set to be the biggest yet as it's the 10 year anniversary of Earth Hour . "It is heartening to see the increasing awareness around the world on the need to preserve the environment and within our organization we are taking all steps to contribute to this cause". Read More »

Shooting in U.S. nightclub; 1 killed, 13 injured

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Franz called the situation a "large and complicated homicide scene", according to ABC News. He said hundreds of people were in the Cameo nightclub when the shooting broke out, causing many to flee the scene. Nothing to add at this point about circumstances of shooting. Eight of the victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center; one victim was in critical condition, three were in serious condition, and four were stable. Read More »

Republicans Pull the Plug on Trumpcare

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Thursday afternoon Ryan announced the vote will be postponed until Friday. "So if we couldn't pass a 2017 budget and this happens today, how are we going to pass a 2018 budget?" he said . I said that must have hurt after all of his efforts. CEOs meeting with Trump at the White House often have publicly credited the expectation of lower taxes for new plans to hire and invest. Read More »

Babachir Free From Senate Investigation For Now- Bagaudu

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The SGF also stated that some governmental engagement prevented him from appearing today. But in a twist of event, the SGF quickly brought a second letter within twenty-four hours after the first letter and declared that his main reason for not honouring the invitation was due to the "pressing engagement of Government which clashed with the date of the hearing". Read More »

Rape accused SP leader Gayatri Prajapati's son detained

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The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) had last week arrested two more persons from Noida in connection with this case. Police have been on the lookout for the minister since an FIR was lodged against him and six others by a woman accusing them of gang-rape and sexually assaulting her minor daughter. Read More »

Republican Health Care Plan To Face First Major Test In House Vote

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If the House Freedom Caucus had been a thorn in the side of leaders under President Barack Obama , they proved Friday that they wouldn't yield just because they finally have a Republican president. We had no votes from the Democrats. "Ultimately, this all kind of comes down to a choice". "We'll see what happens", Trump said at the White House, adding that Ryan should keep his job regardless of the outcome. Read More »

Spicer Leaves No Daylight Between Ryan, Trump On Health Care Bill

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The House is set to vote on the measure on Thursday. Spicer similarly wouldn't say whether or not the president would take the blame if the bill fails. "The way that the term "associates" is thrown around, I don't understand what that means", Spicer said. The White House is no longer expressing confidence that the upcoming House vote on health care will be successful. Read More »

Navi Mumbai civic chief Tukaram Munde transferred

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According to a senior leader, the die was cast against Mundhe in October past year, when members of all parties (except BJP) passed a no-confi dence motion against him. Residents and activists have firmly stood by him alleging that politicians are pursuing their vested interests, with "Support Mundhe" messages going viral on social media. Read More »

Without their own plan, GOP should fix Obamacare

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Ryan's plan to push a health care overhaul before unveiling a tax cut proposal more politically palatable to Republicans. "Do not worry!" the Republican said on Twitter. Vice President Mike Pence boosted the same theme. He said: "We will end up with a truly great healthcare bill in the future". "Congratulations to the #Resistance for win on Health Care", Ruffalo wrote . Read More »

Obamacare Lives But the Health-Care Bull Is Mortal

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Friday's death of the Republican health care legislation surprised lawmakers, stakeholders and voters alike. Q. So what will Republicans do about health care now? The House today failed to vote on the American Health Care Act, which would have used budget reconciliation procedures to repeal key parts of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Read More »

Chuck Berry's final album coming in June

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You can help celebrate Berry's legacy by listening to the new track "Big Boys" down below. With the passing of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry , his label has released a single from Berry's forthcoming album, Chuck. Along with those guests, the album features appearances from Berry's children Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid Berry on guitar and harmonica, respectively, as well as contributions from bassist Jimmy Marsala, piano player Robert Lohr and drummer Keith Robinson. Read More »

Auto hits pedestrians in Islington: Four hurt

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Police said the car's occupants fled the scene on foot. "Two knives were recovered at the scene; one inside the vehicle and one found near to the auto". The one female and two males who were injured were taken to hospital but their injuries are not life threatening. It definitely looked deliberate and we all thought it was a terror attack. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation has information suggesting Trump associates and Russians may have coordinated

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Agents are sifting through human intelligence; travel, business, and phone records; and accounts of in-person meetings, CNN reports . Comey said he has been authorized by the Department of Justice to confirm that the FBI is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the presidential election, in which Donald Trump clinched a surprise win and emails from the Democratic National Committee were leaked online. Read More »

Brunei celebrates Earth Hour with lights out

It's simple: just turn off unnecessary lights and electronics. "People suffer from climate change and people are ultimately going to solve climate change". Turning off lights for an hour does not affect emissions of greenhouse gases, but is a symbolic gesture, said Aiguo Dai, a professor in the department of atmospheric and environmental sciences at the University at Albany. Read More »

U.S. military investigating alleged civilian casualties in Mosul strike

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The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group said Saturday that it struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed by aerial bombing. How many civilians might have been killed? "International humanitarian law is clear". Parties to the conflict - all parties - are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians. Read More »

Chance The Rapper Visits Career Day At Chicago Public School

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Based on reports from attendees, Friday's visit took on a softer tone, as Chance posted a brief video clip of a class visit on his Instagram feed. Three-time Grammy victor Chance the Rapper made a surprise appearance at Courtenay Elementary in Uptown, Chicago, stopping by to dispense some wisdom during the school's careers fair, and even sitting in on a third grade maths class. Read More »

Trump's Deal on Obamacare Repeal Could Break Promise to Protect the Sick

Surprisingly, the new plan maintains the provision allowing young adults to remain insured beneath their parents' insurance plan until the age of 26. On Friday, House Intelligence Committee member Jim Himes accused California Rep. If the requirement is repealed, insurers could go back to selling slimmed-down policies that omit certain benefits. As we have read in recent days, the USA ranks 37th in quality and with an average cost per American of over $9,000 compared to less than half of that ... Read More »