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UK buildings found with combustible cladding

The aluminum composite material is being studied to see if it contributed to the quick spread of the blaze, which consumed the 24-story building in less than an hour. May told the House of Commons that authorities submitted cladding on similar buildings following the Grenfell Tower fire on June 14 that killed at least 79 people. Read More »

Senate Republicans release details of GOP health overhaul bill

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The measure represents his attempt to satisfy GOP moderates and conservatives who've complained about the measure. Senate GOP leaders are hoping to push the measure through the chamber next week. Starting in 2020, that threshold would be lowered to 350 percent under the Senate bill - but anyone below that line could get the subsidies if they're not eligible for Medicaid . Read More »

Los Angeles County deputies fatally shoot male suspect

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The incident occurred around 3:45 a.m. when Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene to investigate. The boy, a Palmdale resident, died at 4:28 a.m.at a hospital, the coroner's office reported. According to an internal memo obtained by the Times, the two deputies shot at the pit bull "while the pet owner simultaneously tried to jump onto the dog to stop it from attacking deputy personnel". Read More »

At least eight dead in China kindergarten blast

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Police are investigating the explosion as a criminal act, officials from Xuzhou city government, local police and party officials told a press conference early Friday. The Fengxian blast is the second tragedy to strike a Chinese kindergarten in recent weeks. There have been several attacks in recent years on kindergartens, often revenge assaults by disgruntled employees. Read More »

Russian police detain Putin critic Navalny ahead of Moscow protest

Riot police in St. Petersburg have begun detaining demonstrators in an unsanctioned opposition rally in the center of the city. Navalny, who had a green liquid thrown in his face in April, robbing him of some of his sight, said hundreds of people had also attended demonstrations in Russia's Far East on Monday morning. Read More »

Hezbollah sets up border posts under guise of NGO

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People living in areas occupied by the militant group Hezbollah should leave their homes if another war erupted like it did in 2006, he said. It is asking the U.N.to order the Lebanese government to remove the posts. The blog has not been updated since 2015, and a message sent to a contact was not immediately returned. Hezbollah fired more than 4,000 rockets on Israeli communities in the 2006 war, while Israel bombarded targets in southern Lebanon. Read More »

French defense chief steps down amid investigation

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But she said the possibility of an investigation made it hard for her to stay in the post given Macron's agenda to clean up politics. "This work should have precedence over any personal consideration". On Tuesday, the MoDem leader said he respected Goulard's "personal" decision. After a solid win for his centrist Republic On the Move party in a parliamentary election on Sunday, Macron is preparing a government reshuffle before embarking on far-reaching economic and social reforms, including ... Read More »

2 private Iranian airlines sign MoUs for 73 Airbus jets

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Following the end of global sanctions over Tehran's nuclear programme, Iranian airlines are back in the market, seeking to upgrade their ageing fleets and expand their networks. Airbus said the MoUs were contingent upon all necessary approvals and in full compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. Since sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic were lifted previous year, Iran began to take steps to upgrade its air industry, revamp an aging airline fleet, equipment and airports. Read More »

After Giro crash, Thomas back to support Froome in Tour

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Every Tour is a different battle in terms of getting that yellow jersey and then trying to hold on to it. Rowe led the team through the spring cobbled classics and backed off to be ready for the July appointment. Those reports were quashed, with Froome taking time over a considered response when he apologised for Team Sky's handling of an affair which has seen them investigated by UK Anti-Doping. Read More »

Senate Republicans Unveil Draft of Highly Anticipated Health Care Bill

The Senate bill would provide money to stabilize the individual insurance market, allotting US$15 billion per year in 2018 and 2019 and $10 billion per year in 2020 and 2021. Despite the statement , Senate Republicans have done little to make the bill less "mean". The Senate bill would tie subsidies to income rather than age. Read More »

Philippines says school hostage drama over, 31 captives freed

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At least four rebels were killed and two government militiamen were wounded in the fighting, which caused almost 1,000 villagers in Malagakit and two nearby villages to flee to safety, the officials said. Mama denied the clashes with his group were related to the ongoing fight between the government forces and another Daesh-linked group - the Maute fighters. Read More »

Senate GOP health bill seeks to hobble Obama law

After weeks of closed-door meetings that angered Democrats and some Republicans , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell., planned to release the proposal Thursday . "It might have to be considered separately". The measure's crafting behind closed doors was met with criticism by both parties, with many Republicans seeing the bill for the first time Thursday morning. Read More »

White House says no determination yet on 'Dreamer' immigrants

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That's because it was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states sued, claiming President Obama overstepped his authority by protecting a specific class of undocumented immigrants living in the United States . While she welcomes the move, she worries the program won't be permanent. This document was meant to protect all immigrant parents of USA citizens as well as other immigrants without necessary papers. Read More »

Trump says he didn't tape his conversations with Comey

Comey has claimed that any recordings would support his claims that Trump asked him to pledge loyalty and to drop the investigation into Trump's former national security adviser. The Secret Service had said it had no audio copies or transcripts of any tapes recorded within Trump's White House, according to a freedom of information request submitted by The Wall Street Journal. Read More »

Relations between the Tories and DUP have 'soured'

The unnamed DUP source who spoke to the Press Association said officials within the Northern Ireland Office are urging caution on a deal because of concerns the government could compromise its status as an honest broker in peace process talks. Read More »

Brexit talks to focus on orderly exit

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May is set to outline the guidelines for expat rights in Brussels , before Brexit negotiations on Monday. The first day of the Brexit negotiations brought the news that they are going to be focused first on citizens' rights , the financial settlement, and the question of borders, especially the border between European Union member Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK. Read More »

New Zealand vs Portugal: how and where to watch

This year's tournament is held between June 17 and July 2 at four stadiums in Russian Federation and they are Spartak Stadium in Moscow , St. Petersburg Stadium, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and the Kazan Arena in Kazan. "He is here to talk about the game, full stop, not about his life and his family". The Portuguese camp had insisted ahead of this game that their skipper was focused exclusively on matters on the field in Russian Federation despite the speculation surrounding his future at Real. Read More »

Kushner reveals technology retired in 1980s still used by Pentagon

The meeting Monday of the American Technology Council , which Trump commissioned in May and which is being shepherded by Kushner , kicks off a week of administration events themed on technology. The federal government spends more than $80bn in IT every year, excluding classified operations, according to a 2016 US Government Accountability Office report . Read More »

Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT religious objections law

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Mississippi's Republican leadership praised Thursday's ruling by a three-judge panel of the United States' 5th Circuit Court of Appeals re-instating the state's controversial 2016 legislation that opponents said would lead to discrimination against gays and other groups on religious grounds. Read More »

LAPD Cadets Led Cops On High-Speed Chase In Stolen Cruisers

One of them was wearing a bulletproof vest that had been taken from a police station, the chief said. The cadets allegedly posed as police officers to sign for the cruisers, later leading authorities on pursuits that both ended with crashes in South Los Angeles Wednesday night. Read More »

Merkel urges unity ahead of Brexit talks

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Angela Merkel has urged European Union member states to focus on unity. Davis said Britain hadn't backed down. Both sides will put top advisers to work immediately on a border agreement between Ireland and the United Kingdom, aiming to make sure the Irish peace agreement and the common travel area should be as unaffected by Britain's European Union departure as possible. Read More »

Kayaker found alive a day and a half after issuing mayday

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The Coast Guard said Thursday that Adrian Cerezo was wearing a winter wetsuit and a life jacket, which helped him survive the 49-degree water off Maine. They say a Canadian air force aircrew, a Maine Marine Patrol aircrew, and three Maine Marine patrol boat crews are all assisting in the search. Jim Fortier from the U.S. Read More »