• UK Tory govt still working on supply deal

    UK Tory govt still working on supply deal

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    Senior Conservative sources said talks with the DUP were ongoing in the hope of reaching a confidence and supply arrangement, under which the Northern Irish party would not join the Government but would guarantee to ensure its survival by voting with it on financial measures and no-confidence motions.
  • Grassley: Transparency concerns about health care bill 'somewhat overblown'

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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a member of a core group of 13 Republicans who have been working on the legislation, told reporters the bill did not yet do enough to lower health insurance premiums. The draft outline also detailed funds to stabilize US insurance markets, where customers' high medical costs have driven premium rates higher and pushed out health insurers in 2017; the situation is expected to worsen in 2018.
  • Senate Republicans set to unveil their Trumpcare bill

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    The sources said , according to the AP, that in some instances, the documents McConnell planned to release might suggest optional approaches for issues that remain in dispute among Republicans . The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated the House bill would kick 23 million people off their healthcare plans. The Senate healthcare bill would roll back all taxes imposed under Obamacare , save the "Cadillac tax" on premium insurance plans.
  • Amazon shakes up retail with $13.7bn Whole Foods deal

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    The aquisition of the high-end, elite grocery store chain specializing in organic food, with 456 locations, will allow Amazon to integrate brick-and-mortar retail into its operations, and also move into the grocery industry. At the time, Whole Foods called Instacart its largest partner for online ordering and delivery. Kristin Mullins, president and chief executive of the Ohio Grocers Association, said her first question about the Whole Foods acquisition was: What does the move mean ...
  • U.S. emphasizes shared concerns with China

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    Trump said Wednesday at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that U.S. has "a very good relationship with China and I do like President Xi ". The two leaders had a high-profile summit in Florida in April and Mr Trump has frequently praised Mr Xi while resisting criticising Chinese trade practices.
  • AMD's Epyc Gives Intel A Real Competition

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    This comes on the back of a 4.3% gain on Monday, which brings us to an important question: What is driving this momentum and Can AMD stock maintain this momentum? "To come in and have a product that looks and smells like the competition really isn't useful".
  • Senate healthcare bill still includes massive cuts to Medicaid

    Senate healthcare bill still includes massive cuts to Medicaid

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    Collins said the Senate bill may be more generous than the House version, because the tax credits it will provide for the purchase of health insurance are expected to be adjusted for income, instead of just for age. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris must fight this perversion of the democratic process with every tool at their disposal. A second conservative, Mike Lee, R-Utah, complained about not seeing the legislation despite being on the working group of senators assigned ...
  • WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod, Siri-powered smart speaker, promises awesome sound quality

    WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod, Siri-powered smart speaker, promises awesome sound quality

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    Apple lovers already tend to be "premium product buyers", and may not flinch at paying more for what they believe is a superior quality product, said Gartner analyst Brian Blau. The speaker comes equipped with the A8 chip , the same processor found in the iPhone 6 from 2016. Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new " smart " home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine ...
  • EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

    EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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    It will test the ingenuity of thousands of public servants racing against the clock to untangle 44 years of European Union membership before Britain is out, 649 days from now, on March 30, 2019. May's government has said it wants that accord in place when the country separates in two years. Both sides were keen to emphasize their desire to work positively and to reach a fair deal that will foster friendly relations once Britain leaves.
  • Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill, Trump Actuary Says

    Million Would Lose Health Insurance Under GOP Bill, Trump Actuary Says

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    The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday night voted 30-2 for legislation that would raise the sales tax to 6.5 percent, cut income tax rates initially 5 percent and establish tiered coal production tax rates. "Many of you have been waiting seven years to cast this vote", Ryan said to the scores of Republican House members present. The law kept the two financing streams strictly separate.
  • Senate Democrats united in trying to defeat

    Senate Democrats united in trying to defeat "mean" GOP health care bill

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Republicans prepared Wednesday to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, a proposal that would cut and revamp Medicaid , end penalties on people not buying coverage and eliminate tax increases that financed the statute's expansion of coverage, lobbyists and congressional aides said .
  • Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

    Portuguese radio says 25 people killed in forest fires

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    The European Union also is mounting an emergency assistance campaign. Australia, for example, revised its warning system after fires killed 173 people in 2009, and now uses text messages and emergency broadcasts to warn people. Spanish authorities are assisting Portugal by providing water bombing planes to tackle the fires. Summer wildfires in Portugal are common, but current climate conditions have worsened the risk.
  • Special Elections Results Mean 'Republicans Are in Trouble — Vox Writer

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    The Georgia race was the most expensive House race in history, with many millions spent on both sides. Ossoff's loss, and Parnell's, should be a come-to-Jesus moment for Democrats . Ossoff won by over 48 percent the so-called "jungle primary this past April against close to 20 other candidates, both Republican and Democratic". "I respect the comments of some in our caucus, but right now we must be unified in order to defeat Trumpcare", the minority leader said in a written statement to ...
  • AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind

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    He expressed "personal happiness" initially and later declared his support to the candidate as well. The JD (U) national spokesperson asked the NDA to refrain from nursing any illusion about his party going back to the ruling alliance at the Centre and charged the Narendra Modi government with failing on all fronts.
  • After weeks of secrecy, Senate to unveil healthcare bill

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    McConnell promises that the public will have plenty of time to examine the bills after it is released Thursday, and, this time , no vote will be taken before the CBO analyzes the impact. "Let me tell you what I believe: today as we stand here, they don't have the votes yet", said Sen. The Washington Post reported last night that the Senate bill resembles the House version that passed in May, but with notable changes including linking federal insurance subsidies to income, not ...
  • Trump, new Saudi crown prince discuss Qatar rift

    Trump, new Saudi crown prince discuss Qatar rift

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    But the abrupt shift comes as the Saudi kingdom faces hard economic and foreign policy challenges. The Council drafted " Vision 2030 ", a radically progressive plan to modernize the Kingdom's energy policy. The deputy crown prince was promoted to crown prince , replacing his cousin, Mohammed bin Nayef . And it's only the second time since the kingdom was founded in 1932 that a grandson of Ibn Saud has been named crown prince , and its potential future king.
  • Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law, cut Medicaid

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    Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris must fight this perversion of the democratic process with every tool at their disposal. The health-care bill is now being drawn by McConnell and 12 other senators, all of them white men, behind closed doors.
  • Senate GOP health bill reportedly would roll back ObamaCare taxes, penalties

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    Even if the Senate is able to muster the votes to approve a bill next week, the legislation would still need to be reconciled with the House-passed version - pushing final passage to later in the summer. Johnson now serves on the GOP working group that is drafting the Senate version of the American Health Care Act. Conservatives like senators Rand Paul, of Kentucky, and Mike Lee, of Utah, want to see the bill that goes further on repealing Obamacare.
  • US Senator Met With North Koreans About Student

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    For months, the Trump administration has lobbied China to exert its economic influence over the North Korean government in an effort to halt that country's nuclear weapons and missile development activities. North Korea's treatment of an American student who died after being released from detention in a coma was inhumane and U.S. patience with Pyongyang is running out, Pentagon chief James Mattis said Wednesday.
  • Tropical Storm Cindy turns deadly approaching Gulf Coast

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    The center said in an update at 1 p.m. CDT Wednesday that the storm was centered about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana - or roughly the same distance southeast of Galveston, Texas. The forecaster predicts more rainfall of 2 to 4 inches "with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches" in certain parts of Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.
  • After deadly London tower fire, local council chief resigns

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    The city council's handling of the fire , which blazed for almost 24 hours and left 79 dead and many more homeless, has been heavily criticized, as some were forced to sleep in cars or on the street. The fire toxicity experts told Sky News that the insulation boards were installed on the building exterior. It has acted as a focal point for anger at local authority funding cuts, drew accusations of criminal negligence and could test the government's ability to rehome people within the ...
  • Here's what you need to know about the Otto Warmbier controversy

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    A University of Cincinatti hospital representative says UVa student Otto Warmbier suffered a " severe neurological injury " during his captivity, and his father said they are just trying to keep him comfortable at this point. He said his son will now get medical care that he was denied in North Korea . Otto Warmbier was finally repatriated 17 months into his detention, after the U.S.
  • Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

    Trump calls for stricter limits on welfare for immigrants

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    But Trump's freewheeling speech Wednesday, filled with vintage quotes harkening back to the 2016 campaign, including a reference to his former opponent Hillary Clinton, appeared largely fueled by the President's buoyant mood on Wednesday following the Georgia special election win for Republicans.
  • Puerto Rico, set to become US' 51st State?

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    The U.S. Congress ultimately has to approve the outcome of Sunday's referendum tha. This year, it came on the day Puerto Ricans were voting among three choices: independence, statehood or their current territorial status. According to figures released on the State Election Commission Web site, a total of 476,635 people voted for statehood for the U.S. commonwealth.
  • Polls to open for primary elections across Virginia

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    Virginia race is receiving national attention as it is one of only two states with governor offices up for election this year. The race was called by the Associated Press about an hour and five minutes after the polls closed at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, Northam has the state's Democratic establishment in his corner - McAuliffe and Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine , the latter Clinton's running mate past year.
  • Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care

    Blumenthal To Hold Second 'Emergency Hearing' On Health Care

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    The Senate's plan to remake the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare, is due out Thursday. Indeed, once the cameras were gone, the president reportedly told senators the House-passed health care overhaul was " mean ", " cold-hearted ", and a " son of a bitch ".
  • Political negotiations continue in bid for deals

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    We've set out very clearly the fact that her government is in default of the Good Friday Agreement and successor agreements. "We will continue with those negotiations throughout the weekend and into next week". On the advancement of talks with the DUP, South Staffordshire MP Mr Williamson said: "Good progress is being made in discussing the substantive issues surrounding any potential agreement".
  • French government resigns in post-election formality

    French government resigns in post-election formality

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    All of this really sets the stage for a transformative Macron presidency. The May 7 election of the 39-year-old Macron, himself untested, upended France's political landscape, a phenomenon that continued with the parliamentary victory of a party that didn't exist 14 months ago.
  • Senate to finally unveil secret health care bill

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    According to Sen. Mike Lee, (R-Utah), in a Facebook video, "It's apparently being written by a handful of staffers who are members of the Republican leadership in the Senate ". McConnell told reporters Tuesday a vote on that bill will be held once the Congressional Budget Office has analyzed the impact of the legislation.
  • Cindy rolls through Gulf with one known fatality

    Cindy rolls through Gulf with one known fatality

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    The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical depression later Thursday as it heads north through Louisiana and then moves northeast through parts of several states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
  • Senate Bill Repeals Most Obamacare Taxes, Keeps Subsidies for Low Income

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    Critics say the secretive process leaves little time to understand the impacts of the plan, like how many people could lose coverage or how much it will cost. "I'd find it hard to believe we'll have enough time ", he said, adding that if he doesn't get enough information "I won't be voting yes". Most of the savings, $664 billion, would fund tax cuts for corporations and wealthy Americans, as well as new tax breaks such as Health Savings Accounts and increased deductions for medical ...
  • Saudi king's son is new crown prince

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    Mohammad bin Salman is highly praised by young Saudis, who are used to elder rulers. This appointment is a departure from Saudi practice. His elevation signalled an affirmation of his policies as the blueprint for the future of the Saudi economy, as well as of his more hawkish and interventionist foreign policy .
  • Saudi Arabia Taps Anti-Iran Hardliner To Be King In Waiting

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    Prime Minister Theresa May in Riyadh , Saudi Arabia in April. On Wednesday Trump telephoned the new Saudi crown prince to congratulate him on his appointment. Erdoğan and the crown prince also agreed "to increase efforts to end tension over Qatar", the sources said, according to state-run Anadolu Agency. "Instead, we'll work so that the battle is for them in Iran".
  • Thousands attend slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

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    They told HuffPost on Tuesday that they believe Torres was motivated by "road rage", not hate. Elkolalli was one of almost 100 people who gathered at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida to pray for Nabra, who was killed early Sunday morning as she and a group of friends returned to Ramadan prayers at their mosque following a pre-dawn meal.
  • NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Vajpayee

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    Modi had also praised Nitish Kumar for enacting total prohibition law in Bihar when he was in Patna for the 350th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Gobind Singh. Reports said party leaders have authorized their president to take a decision in this regard. If elected, governor Kovind will be India's second Dalit president after K R Narayanan, who served from 1997 to 2002.
  • Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

    Brexit talks start with first United Kingdom concession

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    British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to offer an agreement on residency for the citizens of European Union countries as well as employment rights in the United Kingdom. "We want to make sure that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom happens in an orderly manner", Barnier elaborated. "We agreed that our closest collaborators will start a dialogue on Ireland".
  • Georgia Dems search for upsides in House loss

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    Donald Trump Jr . may need a history lesson-or just a basic understanding of political shorthand. A documentary filmmaker and former congressional aide, Ossoff is the sort of candidate the ossified national party often favors in close races - lightly seasoned, studiously bland and loosely linked to the district, where he doesn't happen to live.