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Australia to resume Syria airstrikes after Russian threat

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The incident closely followed Sunday's USA downing of a piloted Syrian army jet in the southern Raqqa countryside after it dropped bombs near US -backed forces. Russia's decision came after the US confirmed it shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter bomber Sunday. "I think Iran is trying to preemptively shape what a U.S. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

As stated by Obama, discrimination against based on pre-existing conditions could become the norm once again and millions of families will totally lose cover. "In New York , we believe that health care is a human right". Like the House bill, the Senate's option would drastically cut Medicaid , whose users are two-thirds female , ending coverage for some 11 million users. Read More »

Iran Launches Six 'Zulfiqar' Ballistic Missiles At ISIS Targets In Syria

In another first, Iran - another close Assad ally - fired ballistic missiles at IS targets in eastern Syria , in the province of Deir el-Zour, later on Sunday. The Guard released black-and-white footage it said came from a drone showing the strikes, a column of thick black smoke rising into the sky after the attack. Read More »

Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

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While the high court has suggested states can unconstitutionally draw legislative districts primarily to benefit one political party, King said, the point at which states cross the constitutional line has never been specified. In the Wisconsin case, the state contends Wisconsin is a purple state in national elections, but its geography favors Republicans in state elections. Read More »

Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

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Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate. Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Senate leaders are aiming for a vote before July 4. NPR's Alison Kodjak begins our coverage. America's Essential Hospitals, which represents more than 300 safety-net health facilities, says the version the Senate released Thursday "might be worse overall" than the House legislation and might lead to hospitals reducing services or ... Read More »

United States investigators seek Comey memos, Trump tapes

The general concern is that the Senate committee could potentially make the special counsel investigation more hard, by requesting evidence or interviews from people who may be key witnesses for Mueller. He offered later, "You're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer, don't worry". Meanwhile, legislators continued their push to access Comey's memos. Read More »

Goldie may have just revealed Banksy's identity

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Journalist Craig Williams conducted a thorough investigation into Banksy before fingering Robert Del Naja as the leader of Banksy which he dubbed "a team of street artists", rather than one single artist, last year. The elusive Banksy became known in the art world in the nineties after his provocative stencil work began popping up around the UK. The basis of the theory is built from a number of Banksy's murals and installations appearing in cities in which Massive Attack have ... Read More »

Police officer lynched, Mehbooba calls it 'murder of trust

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National Conference spokesperson Junaid Mattu called the incident "heartbreaking" and said he went to police lines to pay his respects to the deceased officer. "These people only talk in favour of pro-Pakistani elements but when the question of our security forces come, these people don't act", he added. Due to service regulations, Policemen of the security wing of Kashmir Police do not wear uniforms. Read More »

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

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No Democrats are expected to vote in favor of the measure. Both the Senate and House bill would allow states to redefine what qualifies as an "essential" element of a health care plan . Obama law: People cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing medical problems, nor can they be charged more because of poor health. The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law , such as specific health services insurers must now cover. Read More »

EU chief Tusk says Brexit could be reversed

May is going to Brussels for her first European summit since losing her Parliament majority in the election earlier this month. As the European Council president Donald Tusk clarified to May on the sidelines, the European Summit is not a Brexit forum, so all those issues should be debated between the EU-UK negotiators. Read More »

Bucks add another young forward in Michigan's DJ Wilson

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For basically all of last season, there wasn't a whole lot of serious talk about D.J. Wilson taking the next step to the National Basketball Association this year. Philadelphia finished 14th in the Eastern Conference last season and are seeking their first postseason trip since reaching the conference semifinals in 2012. Read More »

Qatar's neighbors issue steep list of demands to end crisis

Sponsored Content - Download our Executive Briefing to learn how agency and industry experts are hoping to reduce insider threats. These nations set up a travel embargo. Qatar has been given a list of 13 demands and a compliance window of 10 days if it wants to end the current blockade by some of the key Gulf nations. Read More »

Merkel says May's offer on expats "good start" but many questions remain

Speaking ahead of an European Union summit in Brussels where Prime Minister Theresa May was due to brief leaders on her Brexit plans, Tusk suggested the process could still be reversed. But Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel - who has strongly argued for European Union unity on Brexit - said Tusk should let it be. "For me, shaping the future of the 27 (remaining) member states has priority over the question of the negotiations with Britain on its exit", Merkel said. Read More »

Medicaid cuts would be a devastating blow for rural America

The GOP plan that the House narrowly passed in May would cap how much the USA pays for Medicaid , the public health insurance program for the poor. "I had my leg, my left leg, was kept pain for some reason, like it had a burn in it". It depends on whether Congress retains some subsidies for low-income people. The Republican plan would change that. "I think it's politically easier to say we're helping people below the poverty level". Read More »

Security force officer injured in Darjeeling clash

They (GJM) have connections with underground insurgent groups of the northeast. "There are some other countries also helping", Banerjee said. "Development work will continue and there should be an end to this deep-rooted conspiracy in the hills". Read More »

Mechanic: Suspected Scalise Shooter Went on Trump Rant Before the Attack

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was hit by gunfire in the attack, along with three other victims. Police said it was unclear whether James Hodgkinson planned to target the lawmakers on his list, which included Reps. Hodgkinson had expressed anti-Republican views online but Slater said, "There were no threats whatsoever". The evening before, Hodgkinson was searching Google maps for routes from Alexandria, just south of Washington , to his home in IL. Read More »

Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American Airlines

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The move by Qatar Airways would expand its investments in North America as Qatar is embroiled in the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years and is locked in an airspace rights row with three other Gulf states. American, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said in its regulatory filing that Qatar's proposed investment wouldn't change its board makeup, governance, management or strategic direction. Read More »

Qatar Airways says majority of network unaffected by airspace restrictions

The sale "will give Qatar a state of the art capability and increase security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and Qatar ", according to a Pentagon statement on the deal. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt are among several countries that suspended ties with Qatar last week, including the suspension of all flights to and from Doha and an airspace ban on Qatar Airways . Read More »

France, Germany dismiss report they have agreed to divide EU bodies

Mr Tajani said an agreement similar to those enjoyed by Switzerland or Norway was "possible to do", adding: "It's possible to decide on this after a negotiation". Tusk meanwhile insisted the remaining 27 European Union members had a renewed sense of optimism about the bloc's future after years of crisis and mounting anti-EU sentiment culminating in the Brexit vote. Read More »

Congressman Tim Ryan questions Democrat leadership

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Ossoff was the anti-Trump who emerged from a crowded field of Democrats and Republicans. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in a press conference. Kathleen Rice of NY, a frequent critic of Democrat leaders, told CNN's "New Day" that it's time for a leadership change and a winning strategy. Read More »

Turkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

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She also said her firm was preparing to send a second ship in the upcoming days. Several Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cut off diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing the latter of supporting ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other terrorists and destabilizing the situation in the Middle East. Read More »

Champs-Elysees attacker 'had Polish roots'

A forensic officer stands at the scene with a van near Finsbury Park station after the vehicle struck pedestrians in north London, Monday June 19, 2017. French police have taken into custody four members of the family, a source said on Tuesday. About 20 police vans and multiple armed police surrounded a man on the ground. Read More »

Trump Cuba policy to target Americans' travel, entity that runs tourism

President George W. Bush cracked down on academic travel to Cuba, virtually stopping study overseas to the island, but regulations promulgated by President Obama in 2011 and 2014 opened the way for vastly expanded academic exchanges, as did the resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba in July 2015. Read More »

Gunman who shot United States politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "fair" from "serious", according to the hospital on Wednesday. Others shot in the attack included lobbyist Matt Mika, Special Agent Crystal Griner, and Zack Barth, a staffer to Rep. However, there was "no context" included in the list. A review of one of Hodgkinson's laptops found that he had searched the web but "only cursory" searches of two of those members on the list. Read More »