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Sen. Collins should fight Senate health care bill


Birth control must now be covered under most insurance plans (religious organizations can get waivers) as a required preventive health service under Obamacare. They said the measure falls short, missing "the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russian Federation


The match between hosts Russia and the 2016 UEFA Euro Cup Champions, Portugal , was held at the over 42,700-seat capacity Spartak Stadium, which is a newly-built facility in the Russian capital on Wednesday. Akinfeev had kept his team in the match early in the second half when he tipped a powerful header by Andre Silva round the post. "I apologize, my words were wrong", Osorio said through a translator of the incident captured on the official broadcast feed. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi is hurting Democrats at ballot box, Rep. Tim Ryan says


The White House is suggesting that a Republican win in Georgia's special House election on Tuesday was a personal victory for President Donald Trump . Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters. Read More »

Darjeeling on edge, GJM takes out rally with body of activist


The statement comes a day after the GJM claimed that two of their supporters were shot dead by the police in Singmari, a locality in Darjeeling , the hotbed of the statehood protests. The GJM has announced an indefinite general strike from Monday against the government's purported move to make study of Bengali language compulsory in state-run schools and to press for a separate state of Gorkhaland . Read More »

Rain From Tropical Storm Forecast in W.Va.


As Tropical Storm Cindy formed and approached the Gulf Coast, forecasters warned that the storm could dump more rain on already-saturated conditions and cause North Carolina rivers and streams to flood. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama, and extreme western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning. Read More »

Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill. Unlike the House bill, which bases its subsidies for private insurance on age, the Senate bill uses age and income. He has instructed his staff to share with state leaders the first draft and has asked them to run numbers and provide input on how this initial proposal would impact ... Read More »

Finsbury Park attack suspect charged with terrorism-related murder

One man who was already receiving first aid at the time died following the assault, while nine people were taken to hospital and two others were treated for minor injuries. He was quizzed on suspicion of attempted murder, along with the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism. Darren Osborne , 47, will appear before magistrates in central London later today in relation to the charges, police and prosecutors said. Read More »

North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral

Warmbier was returned to his home in Wyoming, Ohio on June 13. Warmbier was to be buried at a Cincinnati cemetery. President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier's detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". After meeting Chinese president Xi Jinping in early April, Trump said he was dialing back his hard-line approach to China on trade because he was convinced of Xi's commitment to address North Korea. Read More »

Senate Republicans release Obamacare replacement bill, fate uncertain


The CBO is expected to release a comprehensive estimate of how many people are expected to lose coverage as a result of the bill and how much it is expected to cost. Susan Collins of ME said it was "too soon" to judge the bill and she has some concerns about cuts to Medicaid after 2025 and defunding of Planner Parenthood. Read More »

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Cindy's wind speed remained at maximum sustained winds of 50 miles (85 km) per hour, down from 60 miles (95 km) per hour on Tuesday, and the storm center was located about 135 miles (215 km) south of Lake Charles, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday in an afternoon update. Read More »

Prez polls: OPS faction to support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Joining the critics of NDA's Presidential nominee, Shiv Sena said it would not extend its support if the Centre is eyeing a vote bank by nominating a Dalit face for the upcoming President polls. The senior Congress leader was in Patna to participate in the iftar hosted by his state party unit. Earlier in the day, JDU leader KC Tyagi on the behalf of the party said, "We chose to extend support to NDA's presidential candidate #RamNathKovind as his tenure as Governor had been peaceful". Read More »

Pound pauses ahead of Brexit talks and Theresa May's DUP deal


The sudden rise to influence of the small, right-wing Democratic Unionist Party , thanks to the results of the British election , has raised fresh fears of an eroding peace in Ireland. Meanwhile, it has emerged that next year's Queen's Speech is being ditched by the Government to ease the way in Parliament for new Brexit laws. Read More »

Grenfell fire: Fridge-freezer was initial cause of tower fire


Thousands of tower block residents around the United Kingdom have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the blaze at Grenfell Tower. Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), which runs the block, said it was taking no chances and work to remove the material began yesterday afternoon. Read More »

Britain's Labour leader Corbyn overtakes PM May in YouGov poll


However, he maintains the leader remained divisive on the doorstep. Political analysts have said younger voters, who are facing challenges such as record-high university tuition fees and housing costs, were enthused by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's youth-friendly policies such as abolishing tuition fees. Read More »

Iran fires missiles at ISIL base in Syria

He also prayed for continued success of the IRGC commanders in defending and rendering services to the Islamic revolution and resistance front under command of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei . Over the past several weeks, United States military actions within Syria have been less and less ISIS-centric, with a handful of operations targeting Shi'ite militias in southern Syria, and even shooting down a Syrian government aircraft over the weekend. Read More »

Explosion rocks Brussels train station; suspect 'neutralized'


Belgium is now at its second highest level of security alert. Authorities reported no casualties, apart from the attacker who was killed in the confrontation. There was the first explosion, then [the attacker] went away, the suitcase exploded once more, more powerfully for the second time. They were filled with nails and small gas canisters. Read More »

Suspected congressional shooter is from Belleville


Former Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille, who chatted with Hodgkinson at the gym, said he assumed the man was homeless because he wore pretty much the same outfit every day and carried a bag full of extra clothes. Court records show Hodgkinson's legal trouble started in the 1990s. In one public post on May 24, he signed a petition to "Stop the NEXUS Pipeline" in MI and Ohio. Read More »

United Kingdom offer to European Union citizens "very fair", "very serious" - May

The EU wants their citizens' rights after Brexit enforceable in their European court in Luxembourg. May told leaders she wanted to offer certainty by saying no European Union citizens in Britain lawfully would be asked to leave at the time of Brexit, and that all European Union citizens lawfully in the country at the point of Brexit would be able to regularise their status. Read More »

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well


Tim Slater, who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. "The FBI continues to process evidence collected from various search sites in an effort to assess the potential motivations of the single shooter", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a press release Friday. Read More »

Militants occupy Philippine school, take hostages

There was no word of casualties in the incident at Pigcawayan town, which is about 190 km south of Marawi City , where fighting between government troops and pro-Islamic State militants has entered its fifth week. "They are constricted in a very small area". "They are now safe and staying at the evacuation centers", Garcesa said. A local militant leader, Omarkhayam Maute , also is believed to have been killed in the early days of the violence. Read More »

Dashcam Video of the Philando Castile Shooting Just Released


Documents released Tuesday also revealed that Yanez couldn't provide investigators with a detailed description of the driver of the vehicle he pursued, thinking he resembled a suspect in a recent robbery. In Minnesota, citizens are allowed to carry firearms if they have a permit to do so. Reynolds also testified in court that Castile had followed Yanez's orders. Read More »

Recording: Woman brandished shears in past police encounter

The Seattle Police Department in a statement posted on its website along with the audio recording said that two officers were sent on Sunday to respond to the report of a burglary, instead of the typical one, "because of a recent officer safety caution associated with the caller". Read More »

Trump says he does not have tapes of Comey meetings


Since the beginning of the United States' last presidential race, USA media have speculated about Trump's campaign team's alleged ties to Russian Federation and claimed that Moscow might have influenced the results of the election. White House aides have been known to grimace when the subject comes up, and more than a half-dozen staffers said they were unaware of any recording devices. Read More »

No Threats To Congress Before Virginia Shooting

Hodgkinson , a 66-year-old white male from IL, opened a barrage of gunfire on June 14 at a congressional baseball practice field in Alexandria, Virginia. On the morning of the shooting, Hodgkinson had asked a witness near the field if it was Democrats or Republicans playing. They revealed that they found a note on the gunman, James Hodgkinson with members of Congress's names on it. Read More »

NEET 2017 Revised Result Score Card Declared By CBSE On 23rd June


The CBSE NEET result 2017 will give relief to lakhs of students who was anxiously waiting for the result declaration and commencement of the counselling process. This year the results have been delayed due to number petitions which were filed to demand the cancellation of the medical entrance exam . Additional solicitor general Maninder Singh sought a pressing hearing on the CBSE's appeal before a Supreme Court bench. Read More »