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Ryan said he would not "armchair quarterback" the Senate process because Senate leaders didn't do that during hard negotiations in the House. (See the exchange-implosion map here.) In short, the GOP Senate bill leaves in place what is arguably Obamacare's worst feature.
  • Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

    Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

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    The US administration has echoed Saudi allegations while urging a swift conclusion to the crisis. Only a day earlier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had warned the demands must be "reasonable and actionable". TRT World's Editor-at-Large Ahmed al Burai discusses the implications of the demands. The United Arab Emirates made the expression of sympathy toward Qatar punishable by law.
  • Gulf rift: Qatar 'not ready to surrender'

    Gulf rift: Qatar 'not ready to surrender'

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    Analysts say the crisis is in part an extension of a 2014 dispute, when Saudi Arabia , the UAE and Bahrain temporarily recalled their ambassadors from Doha over Qatar's support for Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. He said there were enough grain supplies for four weeks and Qatar also had large strategic food reserves. The Pentagon said the blockade was hindering United States ability to plan for long-term operations in the region.
  • Military Areas of Control in the Waning Days of Islamic State

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    Chief Mark Binskin said their operations in Syria were suspended while Australia examined the situation in what he described as a " complex pieces of airspace " over Syria. -backed Syrian Defense Force (SDF). It added the warning has been communicated through the de-confliction channels with Russian Federation and also in public.
  • Iran's Leader Orders Missile Strikes on ISIS in Syria

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    The missiles were launched from Kermanshah in western Iran near the border with Iraq. Iran's missile strike on the Islamic State on Sunday appears to have been a massive failure, after it only two of the seven missiles fired actually hit their targets.
  • Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle

    Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle

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    Others attended because they saw themselves or their family members in Hassanen. Hassanen's funeral was being held Wednesday afternoon at the All Dulles Area Muslim Society - the mosque she was walking to with friends early Sunday when police say her group was confronted by a motorist, Darwin Martinez Torres , a 22-year-old from El Salvador suspected of being in the USA illegally.
  • Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill

    Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill

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    And at the end of the day, their plan would cover less while they pay more. If that weren't enough, it also allows insurance companies to hike rates for older Americans. In their attempt to appease public sentiment by keeping a widely liked thing, getting rid of a widely loathed thing and scaling back a poorly understood thing, Senate Republicans may have set up their own system to fail.
  • North Korea denies torturing USA student Otto Warmbier

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    What does the North say to accusations it caused Mr Warmbier's death? THOMPSON: Portman says the next step is tightening sanctions for North Korea. The United States has demanded North Korea release three other US citizens it holds in detention: missionary Kim Dong Chul and academics Tony Kim and Kim Hak Song.
  • SYRIA: US jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

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    On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the USA -led coalition have also struck pro-government forces to prevent them from advancing in the region. The SDF now control four neighbourhoods in the city, and on Tuesday also advanced along its southern outskirts, moving closer to completely encircling Raqqa .
  • Confed Cup: Ronaldo's Tax Fraud Case Doesn't Matter - Fans

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    The cases are about the profits made from image rights, not salaries from their clubs. "He always told me he is at ease in Real Madrid ". Mourinho and Ronaldo are among seven clients of Portuguese agent Jorge Mendes who have been investigated for possible tax fraud.
  • White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

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    Bernie Sanders. Sanders says he's anxious the legislation , which also includes sanctions against Iran , could hurt the Iranian nuclear deal. "This amendment makes clear that we will not continue to tolerate such actions, and I am glad we are one step closer to passage of our legislation to hold Iran accountable", he said .
  • One person displaced every three seconds in 2016

    One person displaced every three seconds in 2016

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    Turkey has provided refuge to 2.8 million people , of which 2.7 million are Syrians. Uganda's refugee policy has been called one of the most progressive in the world because refugees are allowed freedom of movement and can operate their own businesses.
  • Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police'

    Brussels Bomb Suspect Identified as Moroccan from Molenbeek Previously 'Known to Police'

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    The government agency that owns Belgium's railways was warned by a train driver who saw people running across the rail lines inside the station, spokesman Arnaud Reymann told broadcaster RTL. Associates of that group attacked Brussels itself four months later, killing 32 people. These chemicals are commercially available in the West but TATP is tricky to make.
  • UK seeks to reassure EU citizens they can stay after Brexit

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    No date or cut-off date has been mentioned so far for this five-year qualifying period. On the opening day of the two-day leader's summit, the European Union announced agreements on extending sanctions against Russian Federation and on fighting climate change.
  • IS inspired gunmen storm Philippine village, take hostages

    IS inspired gunmen storm Philippine village, take hostages

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    However, they confirmed that Mahmud has been raising funds for the terror group. Philippines soldiers have been mired in grinding urban warfare with ISIS-aligned fighters ever since a surprise attack on Marawi on May 23 - the first instance of disparate, ISIS-aligned Filipino groups banding together and holding territory.
  • Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

    Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

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    To make it more hard, Trump's statements threaten to undercut their work. The Justice Department has said Muller's work at the firm does not disqualify him from leading the investigation. On June 14, the Washington Post reported that Mueller had expanded his investigation to determine if Trump had attempted to obstruct justice, and was interviewing senior intelligence officials - Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats, Head of National Security Agency Mike Rogers, and Rogers' ...
  • GOP Health Bill: Senate Leader Faces Battle for Support

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    Of course, the GOP's rationale for repealing Obamacare isn't merely about undoing what the first black president did - it's also about redistributing hundreds of billions of dollars from the poor to the rich. Mike Lee (Utah) - "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor".
  • Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill

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    Many Democrats and Republicans did not know what was in the bill that could overhaul one-sixth of the economy. The current bill does not repeal Obamacare. "We should have at least six or seven working days for this bill and that, I think, would be a minimum", he said. "Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle-class and Americans deserve better than the failing status quo".
  • Dalit vs Dalit as Oppn chooses Meira Kumar

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    Already Kerala unit of JD (U), who have lone MLA, has announced that they will not support Nitish Kumar's view. Ram Vilas Paswan said the Bihar CM seems uncomfortable sharing power with Lalu Prasad's RJDl and invited him to join the BJP-led coalition.
  • Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

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    The Guard said it fired six missiles in total from Kermanshah and also from Iran's Kurdistan province into Syria's Deir el-Zour province, where IS has been trying to fortify its positions in the face of a USA -led coalition onslaught. The U.S. -backed Kurdish forces have clashed repeatedly with the Turkish-backed opposition forces, prompting at various instances Russian Federation, the United States and Damascus to come between the sides to maintain peace.
  • Saudi king names son heir to the throne

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    He has been the driving force behind all the major changes Saudi Arabia has witnessed over the past two years. Following decades of Saudi affairs led by typically 70 and 80-year-old kings, Prince Mohammed navigated the world stage easily, reportedly charming both US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin , according to Reuters .
  • What GOP Opposition To Senate Health Care Bill Means For Its Passage

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    In other words, if you're an advocate of a strong public-health system, and you're counting on Ted Cruz , Ron Johnson , Mike Lee , and Rand Paul to rescue the interests of struggling families, you're nearly certainly making a mistake. However, the election for #Donald Trump brought major changes to Obamacare , as the president and his Republicans in Congress have worked to repeal the law and replace it with a controversial piece of legislation known as " Trumpcare ".
  • Qatar's neighbours issue demands to end crisis

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    Reuters was citing an official from one of the four countries. The document specifies that both Al Jazeera and all of its affiliates must be shut down. Funding any extremist entity or terrorist group is completely forbidden . Turkey has backed Qatar during the three-week-old crisis. The list has 13 points and has been presented to the Qataris by Kuwait , which is helping in mediating the crisis.
  • Soros calls for May to keep Britain in single market

    Soros calls for May to keep Britain in single market

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    Davis, a prominent tough-talking figure in the "Leave" campaign, sounded a positive note, saying that while there would "undoubtedly be challenging times ahead" he wanted a good relationship with the EU. European Union leaders are also expected to discuss defence and security, and May will call for more coordinated and stronger action on counter-terrorism - specifically on tackling online extremism.
  • Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

    Toilet charity gets Indian village to take on Trump name

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    Other strains have emerged in U.S. -India relations, with the United States vexed by a growing bilateral trade deficit and Trump accusing New Delhi of negotiating unscrupulously at the Paris climate talks to walk away with billions in aid.
  • Seattle Shooting Raises Questions About Officers' De-Escalation Efforts

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    According to police, two officers responded to a burglary call made by the woman , who they say brandished a knife at some point, and both officers shot her dead in her apartment. Detectives from the Force Investigation Team will investigate the force used by both cops , police said. One of the officers who shot Lyles had been certified as a crisis intervention specialist.
  • DHS: Hackers Cased Voter Registration Systems in 21 States

    DHS: Hackers Cased Voter Registration Systems in 21 States

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    The U.S. intelligence community believes information stolen from DNC servers was later passed to WikiLeaks by foreign cyber-operatives alleged to have been guided by intelligence units associated with the Kremlin. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer raised eyebrows Tuesday after stating that he had not had a discussion with the President on whether or not he believes Russian Federation meddled in the election.
  • Gatland questions All Blacks' bench, Savea absence

    Gatland questions All Blacks' bench, Savea absence

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    The Lions made a stuttering start to the tour but impressive wins over the Canterbury Crusaders and Maori All Blacks over the last two weeks have engendered a mood of cautious optimism in the red-shirted fans flooding into Auckland . "We squeezed the life out of those two teams and we won't stop being aggressive defensively", he said. Gatland, though, has also queried whether that game would prove of any value to New Zealand and wondered aloud if the All Blacks have enjoyed the same intense ...
  • Hundreds mourn student who'd been held in North Korea

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    A somber whistling of bag pipes could be heard as the casket of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier is placed in a hearse, bound for his final resting place. "Our relevant agencies treat all criminals. thoroughly in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards", it said . Warmbier was seen in custody by the Swedish ambassador before his trial but there was no communication after that, Portman said .
  • Pelosi And Schumer Are Good For GOP

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    Although the race was widely viewed as a referendum on President Donald Trump , he was rarely discussed by either candidate, and House Democrats were rattled that the attack ads casting the 77-year-old Pelosi as a San Francisco liberal proved so potent.
  • Theresa May unveils offer on EU citizens after Brexit

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    But the introduction of a "grace period" raises the prospect that large numbers arriving during withdrawal negotiations may be allowed to remain. "There is something slightly pathetic about the prime minister's proposal which makes no reference to the detailed, comprehensive offer tabled by the EU".
  • Barack Obama Blasts Senate Healthcare Bill

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    When we asked the governor's office Thursday for his reaction to the Senate bill, we were told he has to "take a look at it". With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam.
  • Four conservative senators say no - for now - to Republican group's Obamacare revamp

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    Wavering senators should know that we're not fooled. They can afford to lose only two GOP votes to pass the bill with 51 votes - and that banks on a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence . The CBO analysis will shed light on how much money the bill would cost and how many people would be covered. But critics are already denouncing the 142-page draft legislation, developed behind closed doors in which Alexander along with a dozen other GOP senators inititally played an important ...
  • Assessing Trump's self-defense in Comey drama

    Assessing Trump's self-defense in Comey drama

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    Mueller will likely seek to determine whether anyone on the White House staff discussed what Trump was going to say to, or do with, Comey. After the hearing, Kasowitz denied all the damning parts of Comey's testimony. "No plausible case. We must distinguish crimes from pol sins". By Comey's own account, he assured the president of his "honest loyalty" without being sure the president shared his understanding of the phrase and failed to stand up forcefully to the president when Trump allegedly ...
  • Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill

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    It's no surprise that Obama came out against the bill, which would eviscerate his signature health care legislation . The bill would require New York State to pick up the county share of Medicaid costs. They're going to face cuts. Though he lauded its passage in a rose garden ceremony, Mr Trump last week privately called the House measure " mean " and called on senators to make their version more "generous".
  • U's Kovind support won't impact alliance: RJD

    U's Kovind support won't impact alliance: RJD

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    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar came out in personal praise of the BJP's choice, though he has for now stopped short of endorsing the candidature officially. He communicated with the regional parties seeking their support for the NDA's nominee during the upcoming presidential election,"said Sarma, who heads the Neda, a vital alliance of non-Congress parties of the northeast".
  • Meira Kumar thanks Opposition for Presidential nomination

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    Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday declared previous Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as their presidential candidate. Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar was yesterday announced as the Opposition' Presidential nominee. He said the opposition would appeal to Nitish "again and again" to think again. Most of these leaders were present during the May 26 luncheon meeting hosted by Sonia Gandhi at the same venue.
  • Netanyahu warns Iran after missile strike in Syria

    Netanyahu warns Iran after missile strike in Syria

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    Since the civil war started in Syria, Iran has been involved. USA and Russian officials had agreed to a ceasefire, which ended on Monday, during talks in Amman aimed at strengthening goodwill before more detailed negotiations on setting up the "de-escalation zone", diplomats in Jordan said.