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Yet around 200,000 abortions take place every year in Britain and the vast majority of these are carried out by commercial providers, like BPAS and Marie Stopes International. While the queen reads the Queen's Speech to lawmakers, it is written by the prime minister and her staff and offers a broad brush of goals for the future.
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    There was also a perception among Blues players that they were hard done by in some of the 50-50 calls in the ruck after they were on the wrong end of a 4-0 penalty count in the second half. Then, with the game on the line, the Cronulla star was penalised for raking the ball out of the hands of a Queensland player, leading to Dane Gagai's staggering try in the 77th minute off the back of another miracle flick pass by Michael Morgan.
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    The countries give Doha 10 days to comply, failing which the list becomes "void", the official said without elaborating, suggesting the offer to end the dispute in return for the 13 steps would no longer be on the table. Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani said. Reuters did manage to obtain some man-on-the-street feedback from Qataris, who seem to universally regard the list of demands as unreasonable.
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    But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced this health care bill as a Republican promise to repeal Obamacare - finally kept. With five Republican Senators already in opposition and more than a dozen signaling wariness , a legislative victory is anything but a sure thing.
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    Nonetheless, Heller's announcement underscores the scant margin of error Republican leaders must deal with. Democrats were hoping to scare off as many Republican votes as possible by planning efforts around the country to criticize the measure.
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    Adam Schiff, D-Calif. In the face of some fellow Democrats called for her to step down following a major defeat in a special election Tuesday, Pelosi proudly touted her effectiveness, saying she was "a master legislator" and a "strategic, politically astute leader".
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    But it fell precipitously from the highs it reached at the general election in 2015, when lifelong Labour voters who had voted for independence migrated in huge numbers to the SNP . But it was an argument that became void one year later following the Brexit vote. Ms Davidson has since taken to Twitter to robustly dismiss the story.
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    For just about everyone else, the sweeping changes to Medicaid, to subsidies, to the individual market and to coverage standards carry some hefty consequences if the bill passes. Those costs are rising there and elsewhere even with the federal government paying for most of the expansion, largely because more people signed up than originally expected.
  • Russia's Riot Police Detain Hundreds At Anti-Corruption Rally

    Russia's Riot Police Detain Hundreds At Anti-Corruption Rally

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    Moscow authorities reported that 300 had been detained. Around 900 people were arrested at protests Monday in Russia's capital and second city according to OVD - an independent group monitoring arrests. He was briefly arrested along with some 1,000 people after protests in late March, which came following his allegations about corruption in the government.
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    The Senate bill takes immediate steps to stabilize insurance markets for the next two years. The House and Senate formulas for subsidies differ. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he's willing to alter the measure to attract support.
  • Senate GOP Bill Reveals Plans To Defund Planned Parenthood For A Year

    Senate GOP Bill Reveals Plans To Defund Planned Parenthood For A Year

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    A couple released videos that they said proved Planned Parenthood was engaged in the illegal sale of body parts. So what does it do? A former manager of a Planned Parenthood facility said in a video released earlier this year that the organization has quotas for how many abortions to perform.
  • We're not involved in Warmbier's death, says N/Korea

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    The American college student, detained for a almost a year and a half in a North Korea prison, died soon after being returned to his family in vegetative state. Earlier this week, President Trump said China has tried to help the United States solve increasing tensions with North Korea, but "it has not worked out".
  • The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

    The song that begat 'Baby Driver,' a quasi-musical on wheels

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    I was completely broke. While helping a motley assortment of deranged bank robbers stay one step ahead of the law, Baby spends the entire time listening to an eclectic mix of rock, rap and soul on his iPod: a tic that allows him to maintain a zen-like calm behind the wheel, while at the same time blocking out the tinnitus that has plagued him since childhood.
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    TheBlaze asked Pye Thursday of the timing. A group of four Senate conservatives issued a joint statement saying they are dissatisfied with the health care reform bill introduced by the leadership but did not rule out negotiations to change the bill more to their liking.
  • Trump rides high after Republican election win

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    The final tally is still being calculated but the election blew past spending records to become the most expensive House race in USA history. And then she continued : "At some point we have to be willing to say that yes, lots of conservative voters are hateful and willing to embrace bigots".
  • Camden Council orders hundreds of residents to evacuate flats after Grenfell tragedy

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    Authorities evacuated close to 4,000 residents from four tower blocks in north London late Friday night and early Saturday morning after safety inspectors warned they could not guarantee residents' safety. Premier Inn said Friday it had "concerns" about the material used on some of its buildings, though it is different from the type used at Grenfell Tower .
  • Fultz, Ball headline youthful draft class

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    Can we start winning now, please?! Philadelphia 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz is wasting little time in declaring the goal for his new team heading into the 2017-18 season, just a day after he was drafted first overall in the 2017 NBA Draft: The Playoffs.
  • US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

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    Both leaders will give a joint statement after the one-on-one meeting but, in what would be a departure from White House protocol, will not take questions from the media. economy, everything that's happening in Silicon Valley, for example. The US is the second largest market in the world for Indian IT companies as about 60% of their revenues from services exports come from America.
  • Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill

    Trump slams Democrats for opposing health care bill

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    The House bill would "save taxpayers money" - if they were already rich. Previous scores of the House version have predicted $119 billion in cost savings compared to Obamacare, but also 23 million fewer people with coverage in the next decade.
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    The unbeaten Caravaggio was an impressive victor of the Coventry Stakes at the corresponding meeting last season and made a sensational return to the track when landing the odds at Naas on his reappearance. Moore guided American colt Caravaggio to victory in the Commonwealth Cup then delivered an equally convincing performance aboard Irish filly Winter in the Coronation Stakes.
  • Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

    Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

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    Giaimo said there is truth to that because under "Obamacare", subsidies and Medicaid expansions were funded by tax penalties and higher premiums for those who earned more . There are cosmetic improvements in the Senate bill, but don't take them at face value. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill ". The GOP's new health bill would mean Nevada can not afford to maintain coverage for the 210,000 residents insured under Medicaid expansion, Gov.
  • President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

    President Trump Praises Senate Republican Health Care Bill

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    The Senate's most conservative members said the plan did not do enough to scale back the U.S. government's role. Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman had sought $45 billion over 10 years. Until then, CNNMoney lays out how the plan would affect Americans. "I don't believe that the president has specifically weighed in that it's right to cut Medicaid", Sanders said, adding that Trump will continue to negotiate with the Congress "until we get the best bill that we can".
  • Donald Trump could win 2020 presidential election, here's why

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    In the well-to-do Atlanta suburbs, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was the focus of torrents of negative advertising in a House race that cost more than $50 million, the most expensive in history. "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", said Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race, Politico reported .
  • Korea conducts rocket engine test

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    This raises the question of what perception Moon held of North Korea before now and where he came by that perception. US President Donald Trump has said he would like to solve the North Korea crisis diplomatically, but has previously warned that a "major, major conflict" is possible .
  • Varadkar becomes Ireland's first openly gay prime minister

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    His path to the republic's top government job was cleared today in a Dáil vote in which he secured 57 votes to 50. Irish prime minister Enda Kenny has confirmed his long-awaited decision to step down as taoiseach . Varadkar born in Dublin in 1979, is the son of an Irish Catholic nurse from County Waterford and a Hindu doctor from Mumbai. "For my own part I am the first to acknowledge I have not got everything right".
  • We should not be compared to male cricketers, says Mithali Raj

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    The team would hope that Goswami finds enough support from Shikha Pandey with the new ball, while Ekta Bisht will lead the spin department. After the loss in the ICC Champions Trophy final against Pakistan , all eyes are on the Women in Blue under Mithali's leadership to keep the Indian flag flying high.
  • Australia resumes air operations over Syria

    Australia resumes air operations over Syria

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    It is a military disgrace for the United States, he said, which it is trying to wipe out. Jennifer Cafarella, of the Institute for the Study of War, said the United States strikes are unlikely to deter Assad and his backers. Ramazan Sharif, said all six ballistic missiles hit their targets, citing "local sources" and drone footage. The US military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's southeast on Tuesday, ...
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    Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps. Meanwhile, Archie Parnell did much better in SC, making it a close race in his loss to Ralph Norman in the Fifth District. Pelosi said the Democratic base is energised, adding, "We must now put forth our message". Ossoff becomes the latest Democrat to run a widely complemented campaign in a Republican-leaning state, yet still lose.
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    It came on the heels of United States forces knocking a Syrian army jet out of the sky near Raqqa on Sunday. Like any war approaching an end game, the Syrian conflict is becoming potentially more unsafe for the region and beyond. "I think we're getting closer and closer to open conflict with Iran and Russian Federation, and the American public needs to know that we're moving very fast toward what could be another war inside the Middle East", Murphy said.
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    Pelosi facing party mutiny in the House

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    I am not a politician. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country". Michael Bloomberg also thinks Trump will likely win a re-election considering the Democratic Party's performance during the 2016 election campaign. Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY. Democrats hope to flip the House in next year's mid-term election.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan on Dems, Pelosi: 'Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump'

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    In the final fortnight of the campaign, the CLF and NRCC ran ads featuring comic Kathy Griffin's "severed head" photo of Trump, and an obscure PAC produced an ad linking Ossoff to the shooting of Rep. "I think the hype before the election that we had to win this was wrong", said Rep. "We were probably too optimistic". Democrats lost two other contested special elections earlier this year for Republican-held seats in conservative Kansas and Montana.
  • Angry Dems turn against leaders after election losses

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    One of the reasons for this string of losses is that the structural disadvantages Democrats face haven't changed under Trump . Democrats had pushed the narrative that the vote was a referendum on Trump's presidency. But despite all the money, the Democratic Party didn't turn the tables in special elections for house seats vacated by Republicans . Meanwhile, in one of his first campaign moves, Joe Cunningham, a Democrat challenging Mark Sanford for a House seat in SC, spoke out ...
  • People with 'secular ideology' should stand with Meira Kumar: Congress

    People with 'secular ideology' should stand with Meira Kumar: Congress

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    Nobody is expecting an upset in the upcoming presidential election. The pro-Meira Kumar 17-party Opposition group, has isolated Nitish Kumar from the rest of the opposition, and comes as setback for him. He said it was only after Kovind's name came up as the NDA nominee that the opposition forwarded Meira Kumar's name. Being the daughter of former deputy PM Jagjivan Ram, Meira Kumar had a close association with Indian politics.
  • New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

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    The suit filed Thursday is not the first time CREW has sued the president. President Donald Trump and White House aides are breaking federal law by using encrypted messaging apps that keep their conversations off the public record, a federal lawsuit alleged Thursday.
  • DUP leaders arrive at Downing Street for talks with Theresa May

    DUP leaders arrive at Downing Street for talks with Theresa May

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    May and Foster met for more than an hour, but the PM said nothing as she left for the Commons where MPs returned and re-elected John Bercow as Speaker unopposed. May's failure to get a majority has undercut her tough Brexit strategy, which had raised fears that Britain was heading for a so-called "hard Brexit", which could potentially see tariffs slapped on British exports to the bloc.
  • Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

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    Exempts spending on special-needs children from cap on federal Medicaid matching contribution. Other Republicans appeared more willing to embrace it. "Well, they're also four good guys, four friends of mine, and I think that they'll probably get there", he said. So if and when the Senate votes on its version of the American Health Care Act, Republicans should have no illusions about how the public feels about what they are doing.
  • European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

    European Union says Brexit citizens issue not about 'generosity'

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    Davis and Barnier are expected to begin talks on Monday by outlining their priorities for Britain's departure from the European Union and a timetable for discussions. The U.K. lost its first battle with the European Union over the timetable for Brexit talks as the bloc's chief negotiator warned that the consequences of leaving will be "substantial".
  • 'No excuse' for N.Korea's treatment of United States student: father

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    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a former USA ambassador to the United Nations, said there should be an investigation into what happened to Warmbier leading to this "tragic situation". We at Liberty Nation have no doubt that this added pressure directly contributed to the release of Otto Warmbier . Fred Warmbier said of his son's release: "They did not do this out of the kindness of their hearts".
  • Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

    Dennis Rodman Claims He Asked North Korea to Release Otto Warmbier

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    Warmbier died days after his return to the United States, and his funeral was held Thursday in his hometown of Wyoming, Ohio. A day after Warmbier's death was announced, Sen. Hundreds of people lined up for the service in OH, which was open to the public but closed to the press, according to ABC. It was closed to the news media.
  • Ex-Milwaukee Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting

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    Family members of Sylville Smith and others gather where he was shot and killed by Milwaukee police in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Heaggan-Brown's attorneys, Jonathan Carver and Steven Kohn, argued the officer acted in self-defense.