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United States student released in North Korea

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Otto Warmbier , 22, is in a coma, his father Fred Warmbier told NPR News on Tuesday. The Warmbier family said they were informed that North Korean officials had told American envoys that their son became ill with botulism soon after his show trial in March past year. Read More »

Germany ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies at 87

Flowers lie in front of the Kohl's home in Oggersheim, Germany on Friday. Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili also offered his condolences to the German people. He says Kohl "hated war, but he detested totalitarianism even more" and so devoted his life to strengthening democracy in West Germany. Russian President Vladimir Putin credited Kohl with "playing a key role in putting an end to the Cold War and with the reunification of Germany". Read More »

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

It is undoubtedly the Republican moderates in the Senate who are responsible for keeping the preexisting conditions "protection" in place - for two main reasons. But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending. President Donald Trump plans to lead the talks to get the reluctant Republicans back on board. Read More »

The hope for Democrats after special-election losses

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For President Trump , per his tweet: "Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O!" Still, just as Uber CEO resigned on Tuesday to protect the legitimacy of his company from his scandal, Pelosi may need to take a step back and realize that her lukewarm leadership is only making things worse. Read More »

Hanson not apologising for autism comments

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Zayd was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum in 2011. Autistic kids: they're not all the same. "To go out there and say that I want to stop children from going into classrooms is disgraceful, it is misleading, that is very hurtful to the parents who do have children with autism", she said. Read More »

Corker To Closely Analyze Senate Health Care Legislation

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To make up for lost federal money, SC would have to spend more state taxpayer money on Medicaid, restrict enrollment to cut the number of South Carolinians eligible for Medicaid or cut the number of services that Medicaid pays for. Yet it still would force those states, including Nevada to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage. Read More »

In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for EU expats in Britain

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Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum a year ago but there is growing opposition to the government's "hard Brexit " approach of cutting immigration at the expense of trade ties. "So, who knows. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one". European Union heads of state meet for a two-day s. The talks will be in English and French, they said in a joint statement. Read More »

White St. Louis cop shoots Black cop

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It is not yet known who shot the officer. Officers late Wednesday were chasing three men in a white sedan when the stolen vehicle crashed, forcing its occupants to flee and sparking a shootout with police, The St. Someone in the stolen vehicle then opened fire at the pursuing officers, so they backed off but continued to follow the auto. Meanwhile, the on-duty officer, who is a 36-year-old white male, told the city he feared for his safety, according to Fox 2 Now. Read More »

GOP special election victories show Democrats have work to do

Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi in a leadership election last fall. Other Democratic congressman, like Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), also joined the Pelosi-out caucus saying , "This is certainly something that we have to discuss because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic Party we need new leadership. Read More »

Senate Healthcare Bill Makes Major Cuts to Medicaid

President Donald Trump plans to lead the talks to get the reluctant Republicans back on board. Almost three-quarters of Americans, 74 percent, said they favored Medicaid . Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer , and Republican Senator Rand Paul , are both against the bill. "I will be voting no". West Virginians for Affordable Health Care executive director Chantal Fields called the Senate draft "a disaster waiting to happen". Read More »

Saudi Arabia foils terror attack on Mecca's Grand Mosque

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Saudi Arabia says it has foiled a "terrorist action" against the Grand Mosque in Mecca - Islam's holiest site. Bahrain has condemned in the strongest terms the vicious terrorist plot that targeted the security of the Grand Mosque in Makkah as well as worshipers, stressing that the despicable act of terrorism is contrary to all religious, moral and humanitarian values. Read More »

GOP's Heller won't back Senate health care bill

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But with some Republicans already saying they aren't ready to support the legislation, there is uncertainty over whether that is possible. The 44th POTUS took to his Facebook page on Thursday to personally tell the citizens of the United States what he thought of the GOP's health care bill just introduced in the Senate . Read More »

Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate

McConnell will face a hard whipping process to get the 50 votes necessary to pass the legislation - Vice President Mike Pence would provide the tie-breaking vote. As with the House measure, the Senate defunds Planned Parenthood for one year. Since the Republican majorities in both houses are unlikely to support this bill, activists are taking the fight to the states. Read More »

Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care

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In May, the House of Representatives passed a similar bill backed by Republicans and President Donald Trump . "It doesn't protect Nevadans on Medicaid and the most vulnerable Nevadans", Heller said at a news conference Friday in Las Vegas, but he did not rule out supporting a reworked version. Read More »

Qatar Airways urges United Nations action against Gulf 'blockade'

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Schools built with funds from Saudi Arabia are spreading across the Horn of Africa. However, after diplomatic relations were broken off on June 5, the three member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council ( GCC ) made a decision to close their air, maritime and land borders, in addition to cancelling flights among their countries and expelling Qatari residents. Read More »

FIFA Confederations Cup: Ronaldo's header sinks hosts Russia

European champions Portugal took the lead when captain Ronaldo headed a precise cross by Raphael Guerreiro past Akinfeev in the eighth minute and then held on as a re-energised Russian Federation created chances in the second half. It was their first goal in 555 minutes of Confederations Cup football before Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta scored second-half goals for Mexico as the Kiwis faded. Read More »

Health Care gains in danger!!

They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported. The 142-page proposal, worked out in secret by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with other Republican leaders, was welcomed by President Donald Trump . Read More »

Pak: 10 killed in twin explosions in Shia dominated Parachinar

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No group has claimed responsibility so far. Nine security officials were among the wounded, said Fareed Sumalan, a doctor at the hospital. The attack took place at about 5:30 p.m. At the hospital in Quetta , anxious children stood by the bloodstained cots of wounded relatives, and Pakistani soldiers visited injured colleagues. Read More »

US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

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After Trump won the presidential elections last November, the two leaders have spoken over phone three times, the last being Trump's congratulatory phone call after the BJP won the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. Modi is also not expected to press hard on a US visa program the Trump administration is reviewing to reduce the flow of skilled foreign workers and save jobs for Americans, seeing limited gains from raising a sensitive issue, they said. Read More »

New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

The writers point out that a great number of us elderly - my wife and I are 83 - will require nursing home care paid for, now or eventually, by Medicaid, and that many will exhaust savings until they qualify. Perhaps footage from today of a woman in a wheelchair being arrested as she begs for her health care to not be cut will be the wake-up call America needs. Read More »

After high-profile losses, reps seek change at top

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Pelosi has emerged as the primary target because the collapse happened on her watch but, when your party has become a bastion of lock-step group think, how can any one person be held more accountable than the rest? " Democrats both in our state and nationally have not learned their lessons from the loss in November", said Michael Joyce, a spokesperson for the Texas Republican Party. Read More »

Kovind to file nomination tomorrow; Modi, NDA CMs to be there

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Talking about the party decision, JD (U) spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "We chose to extend support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as his tenure as Governor had been peaceful". Of that figure, the coalition itself has 48.93 percent, while some regional parties have already announced their support for Kovind, governor of the northern state of Bihar to date. Read More »