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They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported . Obamacare had assured coverage to people with pre-existing ailments and restricted insurers from charging them based on health conditions. One of the prominent complaints consumers have that they are paying too much for coverage even with subsidies, not that they aren't paying enough.
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    It's about 150 pages long, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said it will be voted on next Thursday before the governing body takes its July 4 break. The bill would also let states apply waivers to disregard some mandates of the Affordable Care Act , like the law's ban on insurance companies charging higher premiums for people with pre-existing medical conditions.
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    RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. "There is no doubt about the result". Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad yesterday said Meira and her father both did a lot for Bihar and so, every state party should not think about anybody except her.
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    He's shifting its focus from connecting individuals to building communities, namely by getting people to join more Facebook groups . Zuckerberg unveiled Facebook's updated goal on Thursday at the social network's first Community Summit , a gathering in Chicago of leaders from 120 different Facebook Groups , Forbes .com reported.
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    That's because the kind of changes that Paul's group are likely to seek - more regulations eliminated, more taxes cut, more flexibility for state administrators - are also likely to drive away more senators who, like Heller, are concerned about the impact the bill would have on their constituents.
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    Pawar was also not convinced about Kumar's candidature. "It's an election for the post of the president. It was a wrong decision of your party (backing Kovind)", Lalu Prasad Yadav said. The Opposition seems to have walked into BJP's plan to divide Dalits on the basis of subcastes in the Presidential elections by picking ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as its candidate.
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    In Warmbier's home state of OH, the mourners - among them friends and family - attended his funeral at his former high school. Rabbi Jake Rubin, UVA's Hillel director who accompanied Warmbier's group to Israel, reportedly officiated the service.
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    Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis appears at news conference following a Diplomatic and Security Dialogue Meeting with a Chinese delegation including State Counselor Yang Jiechi and military Chief of Joint Staff Fang Fenghui , at the State Department in Washington , Wednesday, June 21, 2017 .
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    In his letter, Mr Watson said: 'It has been suggested to me that Rupert Murdoch asked you to appoint Michael Gove to the Cabinet. With your experience in reforming policy environments we look forward to working with you to create a new wider policy framework that better delivers for British food and farming - and for our nation.
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    Mexico needs at least a draw in Saturday's game in Kazan to secure a spot in the semifinals of the eight-nation tournament that serves as a warm up for next year's World Cup. "We took a great side all the way against Mexico and we can do that against Portugal ", said Wood. "I would like to apologise to our fans, the way I spoke to one of their assistant coaches was not okay", said Osorio.
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    As it stands, the Republican-majority Senate can only stand to have two "no" votes and see the bill pass. "As a physician who witnesses the struggles of people who need health care, I know the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) will devastate the health of our country".
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    We are in regular touch with the USA government at very senior level preparing for the visit", he said. It is understood that the community reception can accommodate about 600 people. Modi would visit Portugal on June 24 and the Netherlands on June 27. "Strong India-USA ties benefit our nations & the world", he had tweeted. Talking to AIR correspondent in Lisbon, India's ambassador to Portugal K.
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    They worked perfectly in Georgia . The seat in Georgia's 6th Congressional District became vacant after prominent Republican Tom Price went to serve as Trump's health secretary. Are there lessons to be learned? What exactly it is, and whether they can fix it, will be debated in the weeks and months ahead. "This is not the outcome many of us were hoping for".
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    The $25 million raised was not enough to reverse the luck of the Democrats , who suffered defeat in districts within Kansas, Montana and SC. And now Democrats who built this race up as a referendum on the president are backtracking while Republicans who downplayed it are building it up as a major win for the President's agenda.
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    And it will not limit travel by or remittances from Cuban Americans, as former President George W. Bush did - though fewer Cuban government officials will be allowed to come to the USA and receive money than under Obama. However, these numbers still fall short of U.S. Airlines' expectations , who invested liberally following the promise of potential profits. Marco Rubio , considered a key participant in the decision-making.
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    Several won re-election previously despite having more Democratic voters than Republicans in their districts. ADVERTISEMENTBut the GOP's ideal 4-0 contested special-election record in 2017 now gives Capitol Hill Republicans some cover to pass their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill, a major tax-reform package and other legislative priorities.
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    What's more , the Senate bill would provide less generous subsidies to older folks who are eligible for assistance. Unable to overcome a likely filibuster by Democrats , Republican leaders are hoping to pass their version through a budgetary maneuver called reconciliation, and have named their health care plan the Better Care Reconciliation Act .
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    If Republicans fail again to pass a health care bill, they can pretty much forget about getting meaningful tax reform done, or much else on their agenda. "This is a problem I'm trying to fix and the Republican bill makes it even worse". It would let insurers provide fewer benefits, offer less generous subsidies than Obama to help people buy policies and end the statute's tax penalties on people who don't buy policies and on larger firms that don't offer coverage to workers.
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    If Fultz can duplicate those numbers at the National Basketball Association level, the 76ers, in the near future, could be one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference. In his only collegiate season, Fultz shot 47.6 percent from the field, made 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts, reached double figures 24 times and set a school record for points by a freshman with 579.
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    He pointed out that it was the first time that Iranian missile power showed itself to the world on the ground, and stressed that the enemies of the Islamic Republic should know that "in the event of an invasion or violation of worldwide law, they will be confronted with an overwhelming response".
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    The attack last week, which included shootings and at least one suicide bombing, was on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic. The U.S. military meanwhile confirmed Tuesday that top IS cleric Turki al-Binali was killed in a coalition airstrike on May 31, in Mayadeen, Syria .
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    With five tower blocks being evacuated , the streets were teeming with neighbours, children, and cameramen. "I've made the really, really hard decision to move the people living there into temporary accommodation while we do the urgent works to guarantee safety", Gould told reporters outside the public housing complex.
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    As Assad strives to win his country back, with help from Russian Federation and Iran , Trump and his national security aides have not advanced a clear strategy of what Syria will look like, or who will run it, after the six-year-old bloodbath grinds to a halt.
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    The Democratic Party needs new leadership now. As expected, Republicans also won a special election in the fifth congressional district of SC held to fill the seat vacated by budget director Mick Mulvaney . Filemon Vela of Texas, who supported Pelosi's bid to keep her leadership seat past year, told Politico . "And I'm not sure that that's there yet".
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    This would prove helpful to the Modi government's plan to develop an indigenous defence and technology platform, necessary for India to become a comprehensive power. I can't say whether he is a good or bad leader. The US is the country Modi has visited the most, signifying the importance his government attaches to the partnership.
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    In the same tweet, Clinton linked to a story by the Center for American Progress , an independent nonpartisan policy institute. The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare may be in trouble. The House approved its version of the bill last month. "Well they are also four good guys and they are four friends of mine I think that they'll probably get there but we'll have to wait and see", President Trump said on "Fox & Friends".
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    Members from both parties agree the repeal effort has never been closer to fruition. As of Friday morning, Democrats all over the country and here in CT are speaking out about this bill from Senate republicans. But Sanders stopped short of saying that the bill enjoys Trump's full backing, hinting more tweaking down the road. He released this statement on Thursday after details of the Senate bill became known.
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    Detective Superintendent Fiona McCormack revealed on Friday the devastating blaze began in a Hotpoint fridge freezer but was not started deliberately. The detective superintendent also said she's anxious that the authorities might not have a true sense of how many people were in the building, in part because people who lived there or knew someone who did might be fearful of having their immigration status reviewed.
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    After everything that's happened over the past seven months, anti-Pelosi Democrats have a right to make their case. "We just don't have either one of those in the present leadership". But it's also clear that many Democrats in the House, if not the large majority, don't see it that way. Republicans-and some Democrats-are playing the blame game and their fingers are pointed at Nancy Pelosi .
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    The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes.
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    I meant it. There were great things about the House bill, in particular its far-reaching reforms of the Medicaid program. "If you have low-priced insurance, you go back to what you had before the Affordable Care Act, where you have plans that have all sorts of exclusions from coverage or you have to pay an extra amount", Giaimo said.
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    RJD's Lalu Prasad has termed Nitish Kumar's decision a historic blunder and wrong decision. BSP chief Mayawati said Meira Kumar is more capable and more popular than NDA's candidate. "Seventeen political parties came together in a meeting chaired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi and took a unanimous decision to select me as candidate".
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    Kumar on Monday had sung paean to Kovind, who was the Bihar Governor before the BJP named him as the Presidential candidate. Nitish has called a meeting of the JD (U) core committee in Patna on Wednesday to discuss the issue. With his selection, political analysts say the BJP has sounded the poll bugle for next year's Assembly elections in several crucial states, and also to some extent, the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
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    He called Meira Kumar " Bihar ki beti " ( daughter of Bihar ). "I am thankful to all those who have supported me, will do everything to maintain the dignity of country's top post", Kovind said. Reddy reiterated that Rao had pro-BJP leanings. He added Kumar was the "illustrious daughter" of former defence minister Jagjivan Ram. It became clear that the Opposition candidate too had to be a Dalit to keep the politics from veering into unintended areas.
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    He then hit Democrats for their winless stretch in special elections this year to replace Trump nominees who vacated solidly red seats. GOP consultant Bruce Haynes, founding partner of Washington-based Purple Strategies, said the Democrats' loss in Georgia is "troubling" for their hopes of winning an anti-Trump congressional majority next year, describing the Hande