• Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

    Brazilian president says he built warm ties with Putin

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    On 7 October, meanwhile, the White House issued a delicately worded statement saying that the United States intelligence community was "confident" that the Russian government was behind the hack of the DNC. But President Barack Obama ultimately approved only modest measures: the expulsion of a few dozen diplomats, the closure of two Russian compounds, and narrowly targeted economic sanctions that some who designed them described as largely symbolic, the Post said .
  • Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

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    The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted by the House. Some Republican senators say the bill doesn't go far enough and are calling for a complete repeal. After weeks of heated discussions and arguments, Senate Republicans unveiled the text of their health care refurbish plan. Yesterday 43 protesters were arrested at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell .
  • Democrat's Loss in Georgia House Race Underscores Party's Challenges

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    But in the same speech Tuesday night, Handel also thanked President Donald Trump , underscoring her campaign's triumph over the anti-Trump resistance in the traditionally Republican district. And instead of a referendum on Trump, the election turned into a referendum on liberal House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , who was the focus of much of the negative ads in the district.
  • Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

    Gergen: Trump could beat Dems in 2020

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    With Republican Party victories in Georgia and SC, the special elections since Donald Trump was elected have the GOP undefeated in four outings, and it is something four-time presidential adviser David Gergen says should be worrisome to Democrats because, even though all politics is local, as the saying goes, national politics, by extension, is a lot of locals.
  • Editor's Note: Anti-Trump isn't enough for Democrats

    Editor's Note: Anti-Trump isn't enough for Democrats

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    Celebrating Republican special election wins in Georgia and South Carolina, President Trump taunted Democrats Wednesday over their intense opposition to his presidency. "I certainly understand the attention from the press around the country". Handel staved off the young enthusiastic Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff , in a runoff to become the first Republican woman ever elected by Georgia voters to head to Congress.
  • White House kicks cameras out, CNN sends sketch artist in

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    Basically, flailing cable news network CNN (whose ratings lag far behind rivals Fox News and MSNBC) is upset it can no longer cash in with daily, live pot-shots at the Trump administration. Spicer explained that on days when Trump speaks publicly, his will be the only voice coming out of the White House. Many if not most of Trump's supporters may enjoy the pugnacious president's mud-wrestling with the media, which they consider to be enemies of the people.
  • Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

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    The incidents reflect mounting competition for areas of Syria where Islamic State (IS) insurgents are in retreat, leaving swathes of territory up for grabs and posing the question of what comes next for us policy that is shaped first and foremost by the priority of vanquishing the jihadists.
  • Ernst: "No Comment" on Senate Health Care Bill

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    Senate Republican leaders may rely on the deal-making former businessman to lean on conservative senators who are balking at the bill . McConnell is also under pressure from GOP centrists, creating a hard balancing act for the leader.
  • Trump's tweets say he's under investigation-but his team disagrees

    Trump's tweets say he's under investigation-but his team disagrees

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    Comey arguably influenced the course of an ongoing criminal investigation and, if he did so "corruptly" it could constitute obstruction. But there are conflicting signals about what is actually happening. As the Russian Federation investigation continues, Kushner's allies have reportedly raised questions about the relationship between Gorelick and Mueller.
  • Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

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    But an Ossoff victory would help Democrats raise money and recruit candidates as they try to win back control of the House of Representatives in 2018. As Dave Weigel wrote in the Washington Post, " The ad strategy, and the campaign visit from Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan , have had nearly nothing to say about what Republicans were working on in Washington ".
  • Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

    Tropical Storm Cindy could deliver 'drenching showers' to Upstate NY

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    Up to 10 inches of rain fell in spots along the Gulf Coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle Wednesday , according to an Associated Press report. With drenching rain and winds reaching 50 miles per hour, Cindy slammed into the gulf coast this morning; making landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, but its bands reach far beyond.
  • Axel's spirit can help Peter drive Lions to Test success

    Axel's spirit can help Peter drive Lions to Test success

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    O'Mahony's imposing mix of fury and focus can rattle New Zealand this weekend, with Ireland team-mate and fellow Lions back-rower Sean O'Brien another potential All Blacks scourge. He has also captained every team he has played for, and that includes Munster Under-20s, a side previously coached by Foley. Despite All Blacks coach Steve Hansen cautioning the tourists against it earlier this week, the 28-year-old halfback thinks the Lions can draw lessons from that win.
  • Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

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    The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. "What the Republicans are doing are just washing their hands of Medicaid, sending it back to the states and saying, basically, it's your problem, state government".
  • OnePlus 5 launches in India; available at Rs. 32999, Rs. 37999 respectively

    OnePlus 5 launches in India; available at Rs. 32999, Rs. 37999 respectively

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    Part of the company's success can be attributed to the fan following OnePlus has been able to create. OnePlus 5's pop-event for Bengaluru and Chennai will take place on June 24. This decision by OnePlus becomes even more hard to understand when you factor in the that both OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 were water-resistant devices.
  • Health Care gains in danger!!

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    A number of other GOP senators have not committed to voting for the new healthcare bill unveiled by Republican leaders on Thursday morning. McConnell said a fresh CBO score was expected next week, and there will be "robust debate" on the floor.
  • GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

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    Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be smaller than Obama's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would eventually be discontinued.
  • Georgia's first republican woman elected to Congress

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    They just don't know how to make it happen. "That means we basically can't lose anybody", the President said of the 52-48 Senate edge. Their action plan: Keep talking. "We dodged a bullet tonight", Georgia-based Republican strategist Chip Lake said. No, that's not fair, nor is it accurate. "We gave them a run for their money".
  • Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

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    Overall, 39% of low-income American women of reproductive age (15 to 49) are covered by the program, or about 9.8 million women. "I am pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates inputs from so many different members who represent so many different constituents who are facing so many different challenges", McConnell said after unveiling the bill.
  • UK: Demands made of Qatar must be measured, realistic

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    The countries are demanding that Qatar "end interference in sovereign countries' internal affairs", including communicating with political opposition in the four countries, according to a full list of the demands published by Al-Jazeera. And as for relations with Iran, which is engaged in a regional power struggle with Sunni states like Saudi Arabia, Qatar has a simple explanation.
  • Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

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    Some of the GOP senators he'll need to persuade have built their own separate political identities in their home states and may be less inclined to embrace Trump. The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress.
  • USA lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

    USA lays down gauntlet to China on N. Korea regime

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    And he said the North would agree to a temporary stop of exercises too. A second US official also confirmed the test but did not provide additional details on the type of rocket component that was being tested or whether it fit into the ICBM program.
  • Big second inning lifts LSU past Florida State

    Big second inning lifts LSU past Florida State

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    Nieporte and Raleigh hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth to chase Poche' from the game and make the score 7-4. And the Baton Rouge super regional, when he again bailed out Poche' and fired 5.2 magnificent innings in a winning effort.
  • Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

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    Slavitt spoke with All Things Considered host Kelly McEvers about the latest Republican plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act , and where the Affordable Care Act goes from here. Trump is selling the plans anyway. If the Republican proposal does not pass, what could and should be done to strengthen what's already there? Trump isn't sweating the details.
  • Iran missile attack in IS a public demand

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    Russia's Defence Ministry said yesterday it would view as targets any flying objects over Syria in areas of the country where its air forces operate. Iran's Revolutionary Guard described the strike as revenge for Islamic State attacks on Tehran earlier this month that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50.
  • Otto Warmbier's Cause Of Death Might Never Be Known

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    For his part, Tillerson doubled down on the current strategy, saying both the US and China agreed to stop doing business with United Nations -sanctioned North Koreans. The South Korean president has vowed efforts to restart them. "Once he started working with Otto, he couldn't wait to go", Cain said. "Another Korean war means a nuclear war".
  • Devils select Swiss center Nico Hischier with No. 1 pick

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    These two may not be there, but they are clearly better than the rest. "You guys know what's out there". Hischier is 6-foot-2 and 179 pounds, and as a left-handed shot, he might project more as a left wing than a center. "After a summer of training and getting bigger, stronger, faster and more healthy, [the National Hockey League is] the goal for me", he said. It's tough to put in words right now, but it's a special day for me and my family.
  • Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill

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    Republicans can afford for just two of their members to vote no. Democrats are united in opposition. President Trump is "very supportive" of the Senate's new health care bill - giving it a major thumbs up on Twitter Thursday night. The bill would remove government subsidies to help purchase insurance for some people by lowering the income threshold to qualify for that benefit from 400 percent of the federal poverty level to 350 percent.
  • Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

    Dozen frustrated Dems face steep challenge to unseat Pelosi

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    Trump tweeted on Thursday, the morning after he took something of a victory lap with a campaign event in Iowa. Ryan tried unsuccessfully to unseat Pelosi last fall before Democrats suffered huge losses in state and federal races, including the presidency to Donald Trump .
  • US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

    US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

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    Lawmakers who backed the measure also cited Russia's aggression in Syria and Ukraine. Also included in the bill is an amendment strengthening sanctions for Russian officials who support cyberattacks against the US and its allies. The Senate bill imposes mandatory sanctions on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. Senators insisted the new Iran sanctions won't undermine or impede enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal that ...
  • Senate releases new health care draft

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    Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill , and they have problems with the proposal. The Senate bill would make major cuts in the federal-state Medicaid program for poor and disabled people.
  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for health bill

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    Senate leaders said they needed to do something to replace and fix former President Barack Obama's health care law, which they described as failing due to lack of public participation and high premium costs. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that the new Republican bill was "every bit as bad as the House bill " and "even worse" in some ways.
  • Tories and DUP 'still miles apart on deal'

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    The letter - which is a first step towards court proceedings - sets out the grounds of complaint and threatens judicial review proceedings in the event of a DUP-Tory deal being struck. "I think it would be very helpful if we had an all-island approach to Brexit ". The huge sums appear to be the roadblock to an agreement, which the Prime Minister desperately needs to guarantee her a Commons majority on key votes.
  • What does the proposed GOP healthcare bill mean for Arkansans?

    What does the proposed GOP healthcare bill mean for Arkansans?

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    Senate GOP bill: Stretches phase-out of Medicaid expansion financing. There's no need to get into the weeds here; suffice it to say that Mitch McConnell's ideological soldiers intend to gift massive tax cuts to the affluent (who now finance Obamacare ), and to pay for those tax cuts by deeply slashing Medicaid , the federal program that provides insurance to roughly 70 million Americans (poor black people and struggling wage-earners, yes; but also, middle-class white people in ...
  • How the GOP health care bills help the rich

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    The bill is an attempt to strike a compromise between the Affordable Care Act and a measure passed by the GOP-controlled House in May. "After no public input, this bill emerged from the shadows, where it was written in secret, with a warning label for rural America", Tester said in a statement.
  • What's in store for this weekend's weather

    What's in store for this weekend's weather

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    They should however, move out by Saturday afternoon so the day won't be a complete washout. Tropical Storm Cindy is stealing the headlines, and it will bring unsettled weather to our area into part of the weekend. Many of us have blue skies while some have mostly cloudy skies and a couple showers, it's just one of those nights. Lows should be in the low 70s. Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the ...
  • Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

    Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

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    Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. Other Republican Senators side with the Democrats, that this strips benefits from too many people. Debbie Dingell of MI. During Wednesday's caucus meeting, Pelosi reportedly stressed to her fellow lawmakers that while the results have been disappointing, the party was making headway in districts that have been largely Republican-controlled for years .
  • Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

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    FILE - The July 17, 1990 file photo shows Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev , center, sitting with West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl , right, and German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher at a table in the garden of the guest house in Archiz during a break in their talks on the discussion of NATO-membership of United Germany , the most hard topic in the negotiations to German unification.