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Republican's bill to repeal ObamaCare will have 'heart'

The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of Wyoming and Bob Corker of Tennessee told reporters in the Capitol on Wednesday. The measure would eliminate much of Obama's 2010 law and leave government with a diminished role in providing coverage and helping people afford it. Shift around key funding to prevent it from going to healthcare providers involved in abortion procedures: The ... Read More »

Diverse crowd at vigil for slain Muslim teen

Indeed. If you think for a minute that her appearance had nothing to do with this crime, you're lying to yourself", attorney and Muslim activist Rabia Chaudry said on Twitter Monday. Thousands of mourners attended Wednesday's funeral of a 17-year-old Muslim girl whose beating death, blamed by police on a motorist's road rage, has some people in her community fearing for their safety. Read More »

US jets shoot down 'Iranian drone' in Syria - coalition


The U.S. on Sunday shot down a Syrian jet for the first time during the conflict near Raqqa after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -allied Syrian Democratic Forces, which are battling IS. "When the armed UAV continued to advance on the Coalition position without diverting its course it was shot down", the statement said. The U.S. has maintained its broadening military involvement in Syria is part of the global fight against ISIS, and has avoided engaging directly with the regime of ... Read More »

Mathew Knowles confirms Beyoncé and Jay Z gave birth to twins

The birthday card with a picture of balloons read, "Happy Birthday to the twins! ". "They're here! #beyonce #twins #jayz #happybirthday", he shared. "In New York for my friend's son's wedding!" she captioned an Instagram selfie. Beyonce and Jay Z are yet to confirm the arrival of the twins or reveal their names or sex. Read More »

USA warplane blasts Syrian drone from sky


Iran described the strike as revenge for attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50, the first such IS assault in the country. The Defense Department revealed on Tuesday that the six Australian F/A-18F Super Hornets based in the United Arab Emirates had been suspended from Syrian operations after Russian Federation warned the US-led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River. Read More »

Trump Will Continue DREAMer Policy For Now


At the same time, the memorandum revealed the elimination of another Obama-era program that was never implemented, known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). In Friday's statement , Codognolla warned the decision doesn't herald Trump's administration turning a leaf over its immigration policies. The DHS statement also said DACA "will remain in effect". Read More »

Otto Warmbier's death investigated — APNewsBreak

Sens. John McCain and Marco Rubio have called the distressing case a murder. Three Americans are still now being held in North Korea . He was handed over to U.S. "I strongly condemn such cruel actions by North Korea ". Moon expressed condolences to the Warmbier family and the American people. The government of China, North Korea's main ally, said Warmbier's death was a tragedy. Read More »

UK Foreign Secretary Johnson says Trump's visit to Britain will go ahead

The Queen announced that the Great Repeal Bill would be introduced to convert all European Union laws into United Kingdom law, allowing the country to decide at a later date which to keep and which to scrap. The queen said: "My government's priority is to secure the best possible deal as the country leaves the European Union". Mrs May, to Labour barracking, insisted that her party had won the election, gaining more seats and votes, but told Mr Corbyn he had come a "good second". Read More »

Bid to get China's help on North Korea 'has not worked out'


Seated next to the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, Trump said Warmbier "should have been brought home a long time ago". But, he notes, "what Korea and the US both ultimately seek to achieve is the dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program" and he seems willing to try a combination of both carrots and sticks to achieve that objective. Read More »

Theresa May fights for survival as Brexit talks start


Former Conservative deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has warned his party that its electoral base is dying off at a rate of 2% a year. That deal is complicated by the wider politics of Northern Ireland, amid concerns that the deal with the DUP could hamper efforts to re-establish the stalled power-sharing executive at Stormont: to that end, the Prime Minister will on Monday meet the new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Downing Street. Read More »

North Korea Launches Multiple Coastal Defense Cruise Missiles Into Sea of Japan


South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the launch came from the North Korean eastern coastal town of Wonsan, and that the projectiles likely flew about 125 miles. Those elements will stay in place, South Korea has said. The UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions against North Korea last week for its ongoing missile tests, which are a flagrant breach of sanctions imposed on the country. Read More »

Turkish troops take part in joint military exercises in Qatar

The minister said that while Qatar's rivals were "betting on time", a solution could not be brokered until it abandoned its support for "extremist Islamists". "They are still in a phase of denial and anger", he said. "They support groups linked to Al-Qaeda in Syria, Libya... and in Yemen". Shortly after this visit, the Qatar news agency released comments attributed to the Emir of Qatar about the stabilizing role of Iran in the region, calling Iran an "Islamic Power" and describing Qatar's ... Read More »

Portugal battles to contain fires amid plane crash reports


Maria Jose Andre of Portugal's Air Accident Office said her department was told by the Civil Protection Agency that a Canadair water-dropping plane had crashed on Tuesday while fighting the wildfire. Spanish air force sent two Canadair firefighting planes to Portugal to help battle the wildfire. But officials with the Portuguese government and the Civil Protection Agency said they could not confirm the crash. Read More »

Trump gives up on Chinese help on reining in North Korea

Mr Warmbier, 22, died on Monday after being medically evacuated to the United States last week after suffering from severe brain damage, with US President Donald Trump blaming Pyongyang's "brutal regime" for his plight. He arrived in OH on June 13 after being held for more than 17 months. But plans changed after the coroner's office decided at the family's urging not to conduct an autopsy, instead limiting its examination to an external analysis of Warmbier's remains and review of his ... Read More »

Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy

In 2013, Otto Warmbier spoke before his graduating high school class. "I am anxious about other detainees, what they go through", he said . US President Donald Trump called Warmbier's detainment and death a "total disgrace". According to, Warmbier's family requested no autopsy be performed on their son, and only permitted the coroner's office to perform an "external examination". Read More »

Two Americans From Ohio Detained in North Korea With Different Paths Home

A coroner's office in OH is investigating the death of 22 American Otto Warmbier who died less than a week after his return to the USA after almost a year and a half in North Korean detention. strategic assets here and the number of the allies' combined military drills if the North freezes its nuclear and missile development. No licenses would be issued for tourism. Read More »

After Georgia special election, another loss for Democrats

The race to fill Georgia's 6th Congressional District, which Tom Price vacated to become Trump's Health Secretary, offered an early test for Trump and the GOP's potential prospects in the 2018 mid-term elections . Losses by Republicans in any of those races would likely have hastened the retirement of incumbents in competitive districts and would have emboldened strong potential Democratic candidates to jump in. Read More »

Theresa May apologises for shambolic response to Grenfell Tower disaster

Our cladding is a different material, not Aluminium Composite Material, and is fitted in a different way to the cladding on Grenfell Tower. The development is just a mile away from Grenfell Tower. "What I can do is give a commitment that there will be no corners cut". Made of flammable plastic sandwiched between aluminium sheets, it is being blamed for spreading the fire from one floor to another in the 24-storey block. Read More »

Queen's Speech arrives at troubled time for Theresa May

But the speech glided over the invitation to Trump, which was widely criticized in Britain as an attempt by Prime Minister Theresa May to curry favor with the president during his first year in office. Trump had been invited to the Prime Minister Theresa May after his election past year, but the offer proved unpopular at home, with 1.8 million people signing a petition against it. Read More »

Iraq's army encircles Islamic State in Mosul's Old City

The mosque is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2014 announced an Islamic "caliphate". "Blowing up the al-Hadba minaret and the al-Nuri mosque amounts to an official acknowledgement of defeat", Iraqi Prime Minister said in a brief comment on his website. Read More »

Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

His opponent, Karen Handel , 55, is a well known and experienced Republican politician. After one of the most contentious and the most expensive Congressional races in us history, Handel easily defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff 53 percent to 47 percent Tuesday night. Read More »

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border - statement


Davis said the USA did not attempt to dissuade the drone from advancing through an established communications line with Russian Federation, which is allied to the Syrian government but does not have command of forces aligned with it, because "the incident emerged very quickly". Read More »

Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

That makes the party 0-for-4 in this year's races for Republican-held congressional seats. In South Carolina, Charleston attorney and Democratic political newcomer Joe Cunningham said on Wednesday he would seek the House seat now held by Republican Mark Sanford, but that if elected he would not back Pelosi as the Democratic leader. Read More »

Egypt sends fuel for Gaza's only power plant as Hamas links thaw


The supplies are coming in through the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza. Wael Abu Omar, the Rafah crossing spokesman, told AFP that eight shipments had entered, with a further 14 expected later in the day. The fuel delivered by Cairo will enable the only existing electricity generating plant in Gaza to function, at least partially, as the Israeli aggression of the summer of 2014 seriously damaged it. Read More »