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Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues

The National Weather Service says it expects heavy rain to spread across West Virginia starting late Thursday and continuing into Saturday. Alek Krautmann at the weather service office in Slidell, Louisiana , said more moisture was heading in from the Gulf. Read More »

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain Demand Qatar to Cut Ties with Iran

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According to the list, Qatar must refuse to naturalise citizens from the four countries and "revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries' laws". "Qatar leaking demands and concerns of its neighbors & Egypt either attempt to undermine serious mediation or yet another sign of callous policy", wrote Gargash in a string of tweets on his official account. Read More »

Senate GOP weighing penalties for uninsured in healthcare bill

As he has multiple times since the ACA's passage in 2010, Obama conceded that the bill was less than flawless and vowed to support any Republican-backed bill that "is demonstrably better than the improvements we made to our health care system, that covers as many people at less cost". Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo hits milestone as Portugal sink New Zealand at Confederations Cup

But they were slow to start and the match remained goalless until the 33rd minute, when Tommy Smith was judged to have brought down Danilo and Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted from the penalty spot. Silva finally provided Portugal with further breathing space 10 minutes from time as the AC Milan-bound striker ran at the Kiwi defence before drilling into the roof of the net. Read More »

London flats evacuated over fire fears

The remains of Grenfell Tower , a residential tower block in west London which was gutted by fire, are pictured against the London skyline on June 16, 2017. In response, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Labour Party , said May needed to "get a grip" and lead a stronger response to what is now a "national threat". Read More »

Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has pushed for a vote on the bill next week, but at least four Republicans have publicly voiced their opposition to the bill . And in a separate statement, Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown says the GOP Senate bill would hamper the state's progress in slowing the opioid epidemic, calling Medicaid the "number one tool" in the fight against opioids. Read More »

Michael Barone: The Outlook After the Special Elections

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Following Ossoff's loss, Democrats were quick to point out that the Georgia district was gerrymandered, that it had been in Republican hands since Newt Gingrich held the seat, and that Handle won a close race, while her Republican predecessor had won by a large margin. Read More »

IL man who shot at GOP lawmakers had history of criminal run-ins

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Bernie Sanders' left-wing populist movement, The New York Times is reporting . The 66-year-old Hodgkinson, who was killed by Capitol police during the incident, owned a home inspection business, but he indicated on Facebook that he ended his involvement with the company at the end of last year. Read More »

Russia Warships and Sub Fire Cruise Missiles at Syria

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria , the defence ministry said Friday. A US military official says Washington would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria. Read More »

Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

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Holder . The justices agreed to hear arguments on a Wisconsin map that a lower court said was created to keep Republicans in control of the state legislature even if they didn't win a majority of the votes. Justice Kennedy has said in the past that if there were such a standard, the Supreme Court should intervene to prevent such partisan gerrymandering . Read More »

The Democratic Party Will Get Crushed in 2018

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She also was the beneficiary of a hellacious anti-Ossoff campaign that painted the moderate newbie as a spear-carrier for Nancy Pelosi and the left. In retort Thursday, Pelosi said, "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly". Advertisements tried to tie Pelosi to the Democratic candidate in that election, Jon Ossoff . Read More »

China wants to expand cooperation with U.S., state councilor says

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Speaking of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue, Trump said the United States looks forward to strengthening cooperation with China to achieve the peninsula's denuclearization at an early date. While mentioning that he would be visiting China within the year at Xi's invitation, Trump said that this sort of high-level exchange would yield major results. Read More »

Freed US student `brutalised´ by North Korea captors - father

Warmbier , a University of Virginia student, was "brutalised and terrorised" by the North Korean regime, his father Fred Warmbier said at the news conference, two days after his son arrived in OH on a medical evacuation flight. But they said Otto shows no current signs of botulism . Physicians at the University of Cincinnati said Warmbier suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue" that has left him in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness". Read More »

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals

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Ferdinand Santos is expected to rest some stars, including captain Ronaldo , against the Kiwis. New Zealand skipper Chris Wood almost grabbed a lifeline for the All Whites on the hour, but his back-post effort was scrambled off the line by a combination of Rui Patricio and Bruno Alves. Read More »

Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

The Senate bill will likely include a new amendment that would add a six-month waiting period for those who fail to sign up for insurance during the normal enrollment period. You've talked about how the Affordable Care Act isn't ideal. "Depending on how states structure the waivers, states could allow insurers to remove numerous benefits or services they are required to offer now". Read More »

Six killed, over 100 missing as landslide buries mountain

China's national weather observatory said more heavy rain was expected in parts of Sichuan and other southwestern provinces. Photos from the official People's Daily showed rescue efforts continuing after nightfall using torches, and it said rescuers were trying to reach two people they believe they had heard trapped beneath the rubble.State television reports showed villagers and rescuers scrambling over mounds of mud and rocks that had slid down the mountainside. Read More »

Trump questions impartiality of Russian Federation probe chief

Mr Trump criticised Mr Mueller for having appointed "all Hillary Clinton supporters" to his staff for the investigation. The part of the interview that added to Trump's woes was set up by a Fox and Friends host flattering the President by saying he was smart to lie about the Comey tapes. Read More »

Donald Trump's White House may seek to water down Russian Federation sanctions

The White House stressed that it is committed to the existing Russian sanctions regime that it believes is best suited to address U.S. concerns and would keep sanctions in place until Russia resolves the situation in Ukraine. -Russia relations". Then again, no White House ever seems to support new limitations on its power or flexibility, regardless of the situation. Earlier this month, Yahoo News reported that the Trump administration secretly tried to eliminate Russia's economic sanctions. Read More »

Over 700 London flats evacuated on fire issues

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Four of the five towers at Chalcots Estate were evacuated following news that they had similar cladding to the material which exacerbated the Grenfell Tower fire in Kensington earlier this month, killing at least 79 people. "We couldn't pack anything because we didn't know where we are going, but hopefully we will get back", she said as she stood outside Swiss Cottage Library, one of the emergency shelters in the shadow of the blocks. Read More »

UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding

Some refused to leave their high-rise apartments. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has urged local authorities and housing associations to continue submitting samples of cladding "as a matter of urgency". Some locals said they found out about the evacuation from watching breaking news on television. Ms Gould said: "There are various legal routes that Camden Council could explore to require people to leave their homes, however, we really don't want to do this". Read More »

5th GOP senator joins opposition to health bill

The discussion draft, written by a group of 13 Republican Senators, will likely evolve before the Senate's vote. Republicans can only afford to lose two of 52 GOP senators, so Heller's strong condemnation of the bill leaves the party perched on a precipice. Read More »

Thousands gather to bid Otto Warmbier farewell

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The comments published by the agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a US hospital Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. The spokesman did not describe how Mr Hunziker died, but claimed that the United States then "totally ignored" his death. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the United States had a "great relationship with China" as he stood beside former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the new USA ambassador to Beijing. Read More »

Owned Qatar Airways seeks 10 pct stake in American

Saudi Arabia , the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain have barred Qatar Airways flights and forced the Doha-based carrier to alter other flight paths to avoid flying over hostile territory. Along with United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) and Delta Air Lines (DAL.N), American has pressed the US government to curb USA flights by Qatar Airways and rival Gulf carriers Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Etihad Airways . Read More »