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Wounded GOP Rep Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Scalise, 51, is the No. 3 Republican in the House. Later Wednesday, the hospital treating Scalise, who was shot in the hip and seriously wounded, announced his condition had improved to fair and that he "continues to make good progress ". Read More »

Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah). "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current health care system, but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their health-care costs", the senators said in a statement Thursday. Read More »

Sectarian Group Claims Pakistan Bombs; Death Toll Rises to 50

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Shahid Khan, a government official in Parachinar, confirmed the toll Saturday, saying residents who had been preparing to celebrate the end of Ramadan and Eid feast were now in mourning. The death toll from a suicide vehicle bombing near the office of the provincial police chief in the southwestern city of Quetta has also risen, to 14. Read More »

Turkish authorities ban Sunday's LGBTI Pride in Istanbul

It also said that groups "from different sections of society" had reacted very strongly on social media to the planned march, which was due to begin at 5 p.m. In 2016, the march was again banned amid a spate of deadly attacks blamed on the Islamic State group or on outlawed Kurdish militants. Still, LGBTI activists tried to converge on Taksim leading to skirmishes with police. Read More »

USA would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

The unmanned aircraft allegedly displayed hostile intent toward US -backed coalition forces, which includes local and foreign Islamist militants, in a part of Syria that was recently identified as a military priority by Damascus. The chief of staff of the Air Force, Gen. David Goldfein, told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday that the de-confliction line "remains open". Read More »

Could The Stand's boss lead the SNP in Westminster?

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Mrs Sturgeon , who is also Scotland's first minister, remains powerful-but she is damaged. Asked how she was feeling after an intense campaign, Ms Sturgeon said: "I'm feeling good". Since the SNP's vote share was seven percentage points below support for independence, that suggests quite a lot of Yes voters opted for Labour this time around. Read More »

Officials to discuss condition of officer stabbed at airport

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Reporters will be briefed on police Lt. Jeff Neville by members of Hurley Medical Center's Level 1 Trauma Team Friday morning at the hospital. Dr. Donald Scholten says Neville suffered a 12-inch slash that caused significant bleeding but missed major arteries and a nerve by "millimeters". Read More »

British offer on European Union citizens' rights 'below expectations'

But he said "my concern is that we may be creating pitfalls if details are not really well ironed-out". The Independent revealed on Saturday that parliamentarians from all sides had made a decision to form a cross-party alliance to derail Theresa May's Brexit plans after her humiliating encounter with European Union leaders at the EU summit in Brussels . Read More »

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

The drone was shot down by a U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft at about 12:30 a.m. Those local forces, which the US calls the Syrian Democratic Forces , or SDF, are now fighting to recapture the extremists' self-declared capital of Raqqa . Read More »

NK claims it offers medical treatment to Warmbier with 'sincerity'

Warmbier, who was imprisoned on charges that he attempted to steal a propaganda banner while touring North Korea, was already in a coma by the time the hermit kingdom's officials returned him to the United States last week. "I know being there had something to do with it", Volo said. "He said, 'If he can do that, I think we can have some new positive'". Only under the current administration of Donald Trump , North Korea received several such requests and agreed to send the student back home ... Read More »

Democrats and the losing politics of contempt

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017. In the Cook Political Report , House elections expert David Wasserman has examined the Democrats' performances in the Georgia race and other House contests and sees some very encouraging signs. Read More »

Could President Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller?

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South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham, who is unafraid to tangle with Trump, said firing Mueller would be "a disaster, " since the special counsel had done nothing to be fired. "I don't think Trump should do anything but the congressional Republicans ought to look into it", Gingrich said. Read Also: Trump to announce Cuban policy next weekSeveral lawmakers came out in support of Mueller. Read More »

Dennis Rodman basically takes credit for Otto Warmbier's release

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In its first public reaction to Warmbier's death, a Foreign Ministry spokesman also tried to shift blame onto the administration of President Barack Obama, blaming it for refusing to have a dialogue with Pyongyang and claiming it had never officially asked for Warmbier's release . Read More »

Ramnath vs Meira : Bihar Ki beti nominated for defeat , says Nitish Kumar

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Earlier, Janta D (U) confirmed that they will support Kovind the President. "Why didn't they field her in the last two presidential elections? ". "It is an election for President". "We are anxious over Nitish Kumar's support to the BJP's Presidential candidate", said senior RJD leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh. Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to seek the grand old party's support ... Read More »

Fire safety tests fail 27 UK unit blocks

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For now, Roger Evans is not planning to leave his first-floor apartment in the Taplow block of the Chalcots Estate because "it was a knee jerk reaction by the council", he said . In an update early Saturday, Camden Council said they had secured "hundreds of hotel beds for Chalcots' residents". Cladding samples taken 27 high-rise buildings in 15 local authorities across England have failed safety tests in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire . Read More »

The World Now Has a Record Number of Refugees

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Nyawet Tut, a South Sudanese mother of five in her 30s, related how soldiers set fire to her village forcing her to flee with her five children as well as five others from relatives who were killed in the conflict. "Ethiopia is a very good model of how a country with limited resources and a great challenge of its own keeps its doors open, its arms open to people from neighbouring countries that are in trouble and seek protection here", he told journalists . Read More »

Western sanctions made Russia stronger, Vladimir Putin says

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The Russian leader made the comments during a citizen's question and answer session in which he was asked about the testimony the former Federal Bureau of Investigation head gave to the U.S. During Putin's press conference, he compared Comey to Edward Snowden , the National Security Agency leaker who was granted asylum by Russian Federation. Read More »

UAE's Gargash: Alternative To Qatar Demands Is 'Parting Ways'

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An official from one of the four nations, who gave details of the demands on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the offer would be "void" unless Qatar complied within 10 days. Qatar has insisted its neighbors want it to bend to their will on a much broader set of issues; as the crisis has dragged on, the USA has started publicly questioning whether ulterior motives are involved. Read More »

Donald Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

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President Trump was referring to Wednesday's congressional testimony by former homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson . Still, the president has been dogged by a public perception that he has tried to impede the investigations - an impression fueled by his controversial dismissal of FBI Director James Comey , who this month testified before a Senate panel about his interactions with Trump. Read More »

Macron says door still open for Britain to remain in EU

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Speaking ahead of her visit, Mrs May said she and the president were determined to ensure the internet could not be used as a safe space for terrorists and criminals. Congratulating the parliamentary speaker on his re-election in London earlier in the day, she said: "At least someone got a landslide". May repeated her plans to stick to her timetable of starting discussions next week despite ongoing negotiations to form a government. Read More »

UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

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The council said residents would be out of their homes for three to four weeks while it completes fire-safety upgrades. Residents complained of first hearing about the evacuation from the media and getting very short notice to leave from city officials going door to door. Read More »