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The 2017 Queen's Speech - setting out priorities for the next two year - dropped numerous party's main policies, and now faces criticism as a Brexit "power grab" and for failing to confront high inequality and major public service challenges.
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    Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, was a member of that same group and told local reporters he had not seen a draft either, USA Today reported . Senate Republicans have not revealed details of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare , but that didn't stop a group of protesters from gathering on Wednesday at Sen.
  • Uber Wants Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg as CEO

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    Board director Bill Gurley, one of the biggest voices inside the company agitating to remake the company's leadership, is eager to find someone who could lead Uber into an eventual public offering. He will also retain his seat on the board. Kalanick is a polarizing figure. After eight years of phenomenal growth by upending the taxi business, Uber had reached a point where the free-wheeling culture that created the company had become an albatross that threatened to kill it.
  • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns; Timeline Of Scandals That Led To Exit

    Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns; Timeline Of Scandals That Led To Exit

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    Uber faces other lawsuits filed by drivers over their pay and treatment, and Uber fired 20 employees for incidents involving discrimination, sexual harassment and other bad behavior earlier this month. Gurley, one of Kalanick's closest confidants, praised the CEO on Twitter following his resignation. These five major investors held more than 25% of Uber's stock and 40% of the voting share.
  • Karen Handel triumphs over Jon Ossoff in the Georgia 6th congressional election

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    Clinton fell short of Trump by less than two percentage points in the presidential election, four years after Republican Mitt Romney triumphed over President Barack Obama by a 61-38 percent margin in 2012. "This was a winner-take-all, and it was a huge win for Republicans and a big loss for Democrats", Scarborough said. It's a historic win for Karen Handel .
  • Iran fires missiles at IS targets

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    This is the first time since its 1980s war with Iraq that Iran has launched a major missile strike outside the country. The advances also opened the way for cooperation among Syrian, Iranian-backed fighters and the Iraq Popular Mobilization Units for any moves against Deir el-Zour.
  • Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

    Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Partisan Gerrymandering Case

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    The Supreme Court has never struck down districts because of unfair partisan advantage, although it has intervened frequently in disputes over race and redistricting over the past 50 years. The Supreme Court case comes as a result of a decision by a court in Wisconsin, which found that the state's Republican lawmakers had violated the Constitution's First Amendment as well as equal rights protections for citizens through partisan gerrymandering.
  • Northern Ireland politics hits PM May's coalition talks

    Northern Ireland politics hits PM May's coalition talks

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    May is holding talks Thursday with other Northern Ireland political parties amid warnings the expected DUP deal will undermine the peace process. Talks restarted on Monday in Belfast, under Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire.
  • Why Jon Ossoff's Loss Could Be Bernie Sanders' Victory

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    It's not hard to imagine a Republican incumbent (in any office) being marginally more likely to run for re-election today than would have been the case had Democrat Jon Ossoff won. Several prominent Democrats said the party needs to rethink its approach heading into next year's midterm congressional elections , when Democrats need to pick up 24 seats to regain control of the House of Representatives.
  • Despite China's 'Help With North Korea, It Has Not Worked Out'

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    Trump says he spoke with Warmbier's parents and says it's "incredible what they've gone through". However, on 13 June Warmbier was sent back to his country in a state of coma on "humanitarian grounds" . On Tuesday, Young Pioneer Tours announced that it will no longer take Americans into North Korea , a direct result of the "tragic outcome" of Warmbier's case.
  • IS destroys iconic al-Nuri mosque in Mosul

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    It's hard to overstate the symbolism of the Old City mosque that has witnessed fierce fighting between ISIS militants and coalition forces determined to liberate what was the country's second-largest city. Isis fighters have blown up the world famous Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul , according to the Iraqi military. "I suspect you feel isolated". The militants are also retreating in Syria, mainly in the face of a US -backed Kurdish-led coalition.
  • Talks between DUP & Tories

    Talks between DUP & Tories "not going as expected"

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    It comes the day before parliament is opened by the Queen, after the return following the election was delayed. Miller became a target for severe criticism from pro-Brexit newspapers like the Daily Mail and potential claimants in this new landmark legal case have been told to expect lots of attention from the press.
  • GOP senators complain on eve of health care bill unveiling

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    Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on the legislation before the July 4 recess. Under the House bill , the insurance premiums for a 40-year-old in Fairbanks who earns $30,000 a year would jump by about $8,500, to $10,430, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation .
  • The night the lights went out in Georgia (for Democrats)

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    Ossoff ran a careful campaign and shied away from talking about Trump, and some groups on the left wasted no time in insisting that Democrats must draw brighter contrasts with the GOP. The no-name Democrat who'd challenged Price in 2016 had raised and spent less than $1,000. "Childish. Radical. They've targeted Georgia , but we can stop them".
  • Tropical Storm Cindy: Heavy Rain And Potentially Life Threatening Flash Floods

    Tropical Storm Cindy: Heavy Rain And Potentially Life Threatening Flash Floods

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    Because this storm is estimated to affect up to 17 million people, we looked at where flooding could occur in a couple of the cities that are likely to be hardest hit. But the main danger appeared to be from rain. Even without any moisture from Cindy, the New Jersey area faces the possibility of some scattered rain showers or thunderstorms this weekend, thanks to a weak cold front that's moving east from the Great Lakes region, Gorse said.
  • Fit mind, fit body is God's abode: President Mukherjee on Yoga Day

    Fit mind, fit body is God's abode: President Mukherjee on Yoga Day

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    Commenting on the global acceptance that Yoga is receiving, "Yoga has become part of so many lives". Lucknow witnessed heavy rains in the wee hours of the day, which halted the practice sessions, but only for a while. UP Governor Ram Naik also joined the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister to perform asanas even as massive security arrangements have been made in Lucknow for the Prime Minister's visit.
  • Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

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    In a strategic decision aimed at courting moderate Republicans who had supported Hillary Clinton in the fall, Ossoff rarely mentioned Trump's name, and Democrats only hit Handel on the GOP's health care effort late in the race. "I don't want to offend anyone here, but if the Democrats want to start winning..." A spokesman for Speaker Paul Ryan said the Wisconsin Republican had yet to sign off on the plan.
  • Nabra Hassanen, Muslim teen killed in Virginia, laid to rest

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    Police say they have no evidence to indicate that the killing was motivated by race or religion . "It is a time for us to come together to pray and care for our youth", a statement by the ADAMS center said. Torres pulled over, chased the group with a baseball bat and attacked Nabra, police say. Darwin Martinez Torres of Sterling was arraigned Monday in Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
  • Trump Gives Dems Some Advice After Special Election Losses

    Trump Gives Dems Some Advice After Special Election Losses

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    A former secretary of state of Georgia and CEO and president of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Handel will be the first Georgia congressional representative who is a Republican woman. Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Minn., said Democrats are not as good on delivering a winning message to voters as they should be. Ossoff told his supporters: “The fight goes on.”.
  • Senate moves toward health bill vote

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    Thus, the schedule is also explicitly created to shield lawmakers from public exposure and questioning about the vast human toll the measure they are considering could have - before they vote on it. Unlimited federal dollars now flow to each state for the program, covering all eligible beneficiaries and services. On policy, Paul has raised problems with voting for anything that included robust tax credits to help people buy insurance.
  • Police arrest 15 men for 'celebrating' Pakistan win over India

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    We don't get the home advantage like other teams. "A 16-team World T20 - even a 20-team World T20 - down the line is something that we would like to look at". "For years now, Pakistan is playing home matches in Dubai ". "A loss against Pakistan is always a bitter pill to swallow". India were completely outplayed by Pakistan in all departments of the game, and the Men in Green deservedly won the title with their positive brand of cricket throughout the final.
  • Britain Still Believes in Fantasies on Brexit

    Britain Still Believes in Fantasies on Brexit

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    EUROPE'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR MICHEL BARNIER , rebuffing British Prime Minister Theresa May's stated desire to wrap up a new free trade agreement quickly. The BBC also said some senior Conservatives believe they can stop the government leaving the European Union without a deal. And use the time in between to work on proposals and exchange them.
  • Trump UK visit absent from Queen's speech

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    Instead, the Queen said: " My government will continue to work to ensure that every child has the opportunity to attend a good school and that all schools are fairly funded ". The government has proposed new legislation to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points in the United Kingdom as part of the Queen's speech .
  • Yoga's Importance is like 'Salt in Life,' Says PM Modi

    Yoga's Importance is like 'Salt in Life,' Says PM Modi

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    Various organizations, NGOs and Yoga gurus have held camps and practice sessions, in order to make the International Yoga Day programme a success. The 80-minute yoga session is expected to begin around 6:30 a.m.in the morning. The venue of event was full of huge LED screens. In the last three years, new yoga training institutes have developed, demand for yoga trainers and training institutes have been rising.
  • Rani to lead Indian women's hockey team at HWL Semi-finals

    Rani to lead Indian women's hockey team at HWL Semi-finals

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    Forward Akashdeep Singh had scored two goals in the tournament going into this game. Talwinder struck twice (21′ and 24′) followed again by Harmanpreet, and Akashdeep and Pradeep Mor scored two and one goals respectively. This time from the penalty corner. "We are the underdogs against India but hope to raise our game", said Stephen. "So win penalty corners and exploit inexperience", Jimmy concluded.
  • Protests as United States cop is acquitted of killing black motorist

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    Differing interpretations on the intentions of Castile's next movements defined both the state and defense cases. Castile's death was livestreamed on Facebook and drew national attention for its resemblance to the string of other high profile police shootings of black men, like Eric Garner and Freddie Gray.
  • Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

    Trump returns to Iowa and unhappy independent voters

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    Still, the senator's office said Tuesday that Hatch and his staff "have been involved in the drafting process for several weeks". Utah Senator Mike Lee took to Facebook Tuesday to express his frustration. During the White House press briefing Tuesday, Spicer said he didn't know if President Trump or White House staffers had yet seen the bill. "This is, in my view, the challenge of our time for people like older people, this is one of the greatest threats to the well-being of ...
  • Republican Handel wins Georgia House race, thanks Donald Trump

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    Democrat Jon Ossoff addresses his supporters after his defeat Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election in Atlanta, Georgia. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. said the Georgia result "better be a wake up call for Democrats - business as usual isn't working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future".
  • Mark Sanford's Dem challenger won't back Pelosi for speaker

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    She was the main focus of numerous Republicans' ads against Ossoff. She may not even be the biggest reason (there was the conservative lean of the district, Ossoff's residency issues, questions about his message, etc.). But Handel's thank you to President Donald Trump in the same speech Tuesday night is unlikely to comfort backers of the Democrat who came to symbolize anti-Trump resistance.
  • Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

    Netanyahu warns Iran after Syria missile strike

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    The United States has said its recent actions against Syrian government forces and allied militia have been self-defensive in nature, aimed at stopping attacks on USA -led coalition forces or their local allies. "This is what they have to show for 30 years of missile development?" The ministry says it views the incident as Washington's "deliberate failure to make good on its commitments" under the de-confliction deal.
  • AIADMK (Amma) backs NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

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    In the presidential elections itself, Kovind's candidature will attract other parties which hope to benefit from associating with a Dalit leader. AIADMK (Amma) has chose to support NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. JD (U) has been a part of the opposition's joint initiative on the presidential elections. The election of the lawyer-turned politician as the 14th president in any case is a virtual certainty because of assurance of support by some non-NDA regional parties.
  • Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

    Markets Right Now: Stocks open slightly lower on Wall Street

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    The Dow rose about 140 points, surpassing the all-time high set last week. The S&P 500 Index added less than 0.1 percent to 2,349 at 9:50 a.m. Red Hat jumped 10.5 percent to $99.40 after the Linux operating system distributor's second-quarter forecast came in above expectations, prompting a slew of price target lifts by brokerages.
  • Now alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 prototype with dual rear camera leaks online

    Now alleged Samsung Galaxy S8 prototype with dual rear camera leaks online

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    For those looking for an entry-level Intex Aqua Supreme can be an option. The Bixby Assistant will also be available in the phablet. The smartphone's sports a pre-sale price tag of Rs 50,000. The Samsung On5 Pro is up for grabs for Rs7,190 and the maximum exchange offer is up to Rs5,662. iPhone 7 Plus: It comes with a 5.5-inch LED back-lit display with a Full HD resolution for a pixel density of 401ppi.
  • China's efforts on North Korea haven't worked out, says Donald Trump

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    Offering condolences on Monday, the president vowed "to handle" the isolated communist nation. President Moon strongly condemned the North, saying the rogue state bears "heavy responsibility" for the 22-year-old's death and urged Pyongyang to release the other South Korean and US citizens held there, vowing to make all-out efforts for their release.
  • Iran's top leader opposes Iraqi Kurdish independence vote

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    Washington was also among those targeted in Tehran's deterrence message. Iran is supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with ground forces and advisors in coordination with Russian Federation. Iran fired six missiles from the western part of the country into eastern Syria targeting what it called "terrorist bases" in Deir ez-Zor. IRGC Spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif said, "Whether the missile attacks will recur or not depends on enemies' behavior".
  • Emirates wants US, European monitors for any Qatar deal

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    Qatar promised to do so only to renege following the death of king Abdullah. One of the fishermen of the boat returning into Iranian waters got killed in the shooting. The US maintains a large military base in Qatar , which is home to some 11,000 personnel. "Therefore, there are no steps regarding the crisis and no party has taken any steps", Al-Thani said .
  • Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

    Ex-Obama homeland security chief to face intelligence panel

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    Jeanette Manfra , the department's acting deputy undersecretary of cyber security, would not identify which states had been targeted, citing confidentiality agreements. CT was among those 33 states, Gallahue said. Arizona and IL previous year confirmed that hackers had targeted their voter registration systems. Johnson said there was no evidence the Russian government "through any cyber intrusion" altered ballots, ballot counts or reporting of election results.