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Gingrich Hopes Pelosi Stays Around 'For 10 More Years'


President Donald Trump said he hopes Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi in her role as House Minority Leader. Pelosi beat back a leadership challenge late past year from Rep. "If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she'd stay leader", said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. You have encouraged us in our mission - to provide quality news and watchdog journalism. Read More »

'Snap Map': Parents anxious about Snapchat's newest feature


In a statement posted on its blog, child safety group Childnet International said: "Given how specific this new feature is on Snapchat - giving your location to a precise pinpoint on a map - we would encourage users not to share their location, especially with people they don't know in person". Read More »

Istanbul: Government bans LGBT Pride march 'again' over security concerns


Although Gay Pride festivals won't start in the United Kingdom until July, in London, advertising agencies have launched the first-ever television ads in support of Gay Pride and the LGBTQ community. "The reasons for the ban of our parade are not valid or convincing". "For the last two years, the march overlapped with Ramadan ". Toronto police will still be offering security and emergency services throughout the weekend. Read More »

Senate's ACA Repeal Bill Is Built On 'Fundamental Meanness'

President Donald Trump predicted the final product is "going to be great" - but only after some more negotiations take place. The budget office analysis of the Senate measure is expected early next week. Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions of Americans Thursday. But bronze plans have an average deductible of almost $6,100. Read More »

Girl killed, father hurt when struck by boat on Texas lake


According to the jail, charges are pending for Bernal, but he is being held on a third-degree felony. The man suffered injuries that resulted in the loss of his legs. Temple Police are investigating the cause of the accident, Neely said. A call was placed to Temple Police at around 6:47 p.m.in regards to a house boat was backing up in the water, where the girl was caught in the propeller of the boat. Read More »

Wounded US Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

The injured congressman , Republican Steve Scalise of Louisiana, remains hospitalized in fair condition . This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Slater declined to name the officials whose names were on the note or say whether they were Republicans or Democrats or were at the baseball practice. Read More »

Cindy weakens into tropical depression after Louisiana landfall

A 10-year-old boy was killed after being struck by storm debris on a beach in Alabama . "As moisture from the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy interact with the frontal boundary (Thursday night) and Friday, we can expect at least an inch of rain across the area", according to the National Weather Service. Read More »

Federal government will lift protections of Yellowstone grizzly bears


Pacelle said the Humane Society and a coalition of other advocacy groups plan to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve federal protection for the Yellowstone bears. States have already made it clear that without endangered species protections, immediate steps will be taken to reduce the number of bears in the area , including through trophy hunting- a move that will reverse grizzly bear recovery in the region. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing American detainee

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he held North Korea responsible for the student's death. SEOUL-North Korea said on Friday the death of USA university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". Read More »

Longoria, Peterson lead Rays over Orioles 15-5


Now the Orioles have just tied a 93-year-old record held by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies of allowing five or more runs in 20 consecutive games. He remains at a loss to explain the pitching woes. "It's one thing to identify a problem, it's another things to solve it", Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. Read More »

West Virginia Prepares For Flash Floods Amid Vast Storm


None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Nick Dyer, police chief in Fairfield, where the tornado hit. Unfortunately, it is going to wash out and stall before it gets here. Emergency officials are monitoring the forecast for the greater Charleston area where heavy rain is expected, according to the Kanawha County Commission. Read More »

Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

Joseph Aucoin, the commander of the Seventh Fleet, said as the badly damaged USS Fitzgerald , an Aegis guided-missile destroyer, limped back into its home port at Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo , after emergency efforts at sea to control flooding and before the deaths were announced. Read More »

ObamaCare Battle: Pro-Trump group previewing attack ads on GOP Senator Heller

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. "Obamacare is collapsing. This is a crisis for the American people". And we'll see if we can take care of that". On Friday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump was "very supportive of the current bill", referring to the Senate Republicans' bill, and that "he's committed to making sure that no one who now is in the Medicaid program is affected in any way, which is reflected in ... Read More »

Liberals love Shepard Smith's Trump-bashing tirade over Comey tapes


Asked separately on Fox News whether Trump was trying to intimidate Comey with the May tweet , White House spokesman Sean Spicer said: "No , quite the opposite". During his interview with Fox & Friends that aired today, Trump also claimed that the tweet was sent as a way to force Comey to be truthful, something White House counselor Kellyanne Conway parroted in a CNN appearance this morning . Read More »

Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend

Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning, amid local reports of blustery winds, heavy rain and some traffic snarls. On Friday, The Associated Press reports that Tropical Depression Cindy had spread to the upper South, triggering flash flood warnings from the MS valley into West Virginia. Read More »

New poll shows majority of Americans are unaware Trumpcare slashes Medicaid

On Friday, Hillary Clinton shared her feelings toward the Republican's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act , aka Obamacare . In fact, it would likely increase consumers' out-of-pocket costs . Assistant Director of the Dayton Access Center for Independent Living, Greg Kramer, says cutting Medicaid would hurt many low-income people with disabilities who rely on the program for health care and services. Read More »

White House responds to Comey tape deadline with Trump tweet


Russian Federation denies it meddled in the United States presidential election. That special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, is now reportedly investigating Trump's own actions. Tapper questioned why Trump tweeted the veiled threat at all. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said at a news briefing that the administration would respond. Read More »

Belleville man who shot 5 at GOP baseball practice acted alone

Capitol, the Washington Monument, Dirksen Senate Office Building and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, appeared to reflect the timeline of a typical tourist - not a man plotting mass murder. Scalise, who was shot in the hip and was in a critical condition after the shooting, is now in a " fair condition" and is "beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation ", MedStar Washington Hospital Center said on Wednesday. Read More »

EJ Dionne: A victory for the party, not for Trump


They argued that the Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff's loss in the Republican held House seat in the Atlanta suburbs was further evidence that the party needed both a new message and messenger. The California Democrat has always been a boogeywoman Republicans have used to motivate their base and to woo independents as the personification of liberal values and a reminder of why even if they may like their individual member or candidate, a vote for that Democrat would be a step toward putting ... Read More »

Sanders Of Supporter And Alleged Shooter: 'Violence Of Any Kind Is Unacceptable'

Sanders issued a two-paragraph statement on Wednesday's shooting at a baseball practice for Republican lawmakers, and read it almost verbatim on the Senate floor. Hodgkinson's Facebook page paints a portrait of a man with strong political views. Law enforcement officials arrived at Hodgkinson's small farmhouse in the rural community southeast of St. Read More »