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Disabled protesters dragged out of wheelchairs during healthcare protest

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Crowds chanted "No cuts to Medicaid - save our liberty!" among other things. On the other hand, it was heartening to see so many folks willing to take such extraordinary steps to make their important voices heard. McConnell's dilemma is similar to what House Speaker Paul Ryan faced earlier this year when he struggled to get enough votes to get the House Republican bill through the lower chamber. Read More »

Thousands of Manitoba's Muslims gather to end month of fasting

He also issued a statement on Saturday, which read , "This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan , a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting , prayer , and charity". The announcement comes shortly after Saudi Arabia announced the sighting of the Shawwal moon in the Kingdom. Eid al-Fitr is marked by a special prayer, festivities, gifts and shared meals. Read More »

'Making a Murderer': Federal court upholds overturned conviction

The amount of gas in Teresa Halbach's Toyota RAV4 when it was found, an unedited video of a police flyover of the Avery salvage yard, and a CD containing a voicemail from Teresa Halbach were withheld, she alleges. Writing the 7th Circuit's majority opinion was Judge William Duffin, who described the confession as " involuntary " based on several factors. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals could have been much more thorough in its discussion, but its conclusion was within the bounds of ... Read More »

The Outlook After the Special Elections

In a memo this past week, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Ben Ray Lujan described at least 71 districts that are more competitive than the four contested so far this year. Democrats haven't cracked the code in these races, but they have time to harness the energy before next year. "Karen has to run again, so watch out", said one Democrat at the Ossoff party. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case

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He noted that some unusually drawn districts had beneficial effects, including one in IL that created a heavily Latino district. The Supreme Court has been split in the past on whether or not these primarily political decisions are best left to elected officials. Read More »

Here's how Eil-ul-Fitr was celebrated around the globe

Muslims around the world mark the Eid al-Fitr holiday Sunday, one of Islam's holiest festivals, ending the fasting month of Ramadan . The Taliban and Islamic State militants have launched a string of attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks. Read More »

GOP is hiding something in Senate health-care bill

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Sen. Mike Enzi on Wednesday said that Republicans aren't going to listen to Democrats in their attempt to alter the new Health care bill due to the fact that Democrats didn't listen to Republicans on Obamacare . Medicaid is the sole payer for more than 60 percent of the resident of Montana nursing homes. But the federal money drops so deeply in 2024 that it's unlikely many states would keep Medicaid expansion. Read More »

Protesters removed from Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

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Capitol Hill Police forcibly removed the protesters from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office as the Republicans were releasing their latest healthcare plan . Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest . The CBO's score of the first House GOP-led Obamacare "repeal and replace" bill, which never came to a vote, estimated that 24 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade. Read More »

Over 120 people killed as oil tanker explodes in Pakistan

The reports indicate that more than 100 people are injured and the death toll may mount further. "What kind of ill-fated day is today?" one woman asked tearfully. "It was not clear how the fire started", he said . " The Prime Minister has directed provincial government to provide full medical assistance to the injured with burns ", a statement from his office said . Read More »

Trump urges Democrats to get on board with health reform

Under Obamacare , about 20 million more people have been enrolled in insurance plans, many of them under the government's Medicaid program for the poor and disabled, which Republicans now want to cut by more than $800 billion over the coming years even though Trump during his campaign for the White House said he would not curtail it. Read More »

Trump attorney: There's no investigation of the president, period

Not for seeking to obstruct the Russian Federation probe, mind you (he didn't), but in connection with Trump's expressed hope that Comey could "let go" of a tertiary investigation into Michael Flynn. He and his team are now assessing former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, reviewing Comey's memos documenting his encounters with Trump , and preparing to interview certain administration officials - such as ... Read More »

Russia warships, submarine strike IS targets in Syria

Russia's defense ministry said a week ago it believed it may have killed Baghdadi when one of its air strikes hit a gathering of senior Islamic State commanders on the outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa. "If Washington wants to have a role in the division of Syria, then Russia's advanced weapons are needed to protect Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity", Khrolenko concluded. Read More »

'Russia warships, sub fired at Daesh targets in Syria'

The ministry said Friday that Daesh fighters have been moving forces into Hama province this week under cover of night and using large buildings there as command points and weapons stores. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Even though individual Russian platforms come close to matching, and in some ways exceed the capability of USA jets, it comes down to numbers. Read More »

PM Modi greets nation on Ratha Yatra of Lord Jagannath

Trump, has been personally involved in the preparation. The Indian navy wants the surveillance drones, variants of the Predator drones, to keep watch over the Indian Ocean. Noting that US-India trade has tripled over the last decade, reaching a historic high of almost $110 billion in 2015, USIBC said there is an opportunity for both the countries to also sync their regulatory and standards system to increase trade and investment. Read More »

Dennis Rodman takes credit for North Korea releasing Warmbier

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But it's unclear how he came to be in that state. He was imprisoned there for 17 months while on a school trip in January 2016, accused of stealing a propaganda poster and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. Volo tells ABC News , "I asked on behalf of Dennis for his release three times". "I know being there had something to do with it", Volo added. Read More »

May's Brexit offer 'the minimum'

The European Union has made the rights of an estimated three million Europeans living in Britain a priority; their futures have been thrown into doubt by its shock vote a year ago to leave the 28-nation bloc. Many EU citizens in the United Kingdom, and Britons living overseas, are anxious about their status once Brexit happens. "We don't want to buy a pig in a poke", said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, calling May's opening "an extremely vague proposal for something which is ... Read More »

Russia destroys ISIS Command and Control centres in Syria

One of the aims of the American intervention, she stated, would be to "energize Sunni populations in the Euphrates River zone, which has been a hotbed of ISIS support, but before it, Al Qaida support". They have machine guns, good sniper positions and install explosive devices. Backed by the US -led coalition, the SDF stresses resolve to capture the entire city of Raqqa from IS. Read More »

Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war

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Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke during an inspection tour of a test launch of a ballistic missile being developed by his country. It is possible that North Korea wanted to demonstrate that it has in its possession wide range of missiles that can hit participating ships in joint drills with precision strike capabilities. Read More »

Russia Fires Missiles from Mediterranean at ISIS in Syria

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Although it has shrunk about 50 percent after three years of anti-terrorism military operations by the worldwide community, those areas are still of strategic value for all involved parties in the country. "If it looks like they are making a concerted effort to move into ISIS-held areas, and if they show that they can do that, that is not a bad sign", Dillon said, referring to forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad . Read More »

Canadian Lance Stroll finishes third at Azerbaijan GP

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain steers his auto during the Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku, Azerbaijan, Sunday, June 25, 2017. Valtteri Bottas of Mercedes came in second, followed by Lance Stroll of Williams , Trend reports. Read More »

Muslims flock to Moscow's cathedral mosque for Eid prayer

Eid is the most important festival that marks the end of Ramzan month and a start of the Islamic month of Shawwal. The holiday is usually celebrated for three days, although it can vary depending on the country. It is based on the phases of the moon. Eid al-Fitr commemorates the completion of 30 days of fasting by Muslims in the month of Ramadan . Meanwhile, the Taipei City Government yesterday held an event to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) handing out 500 ... Read More »