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Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard , a paramilitary force in charge of the country's missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. "There was no operational need to attack ISIS from within Iranian territory". IRGC spokesman Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif praised that the anti-terrorist operation in the eastern province of Syria had been "completely successful" because it eliminated extremist command centers ...
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    He joins Cristiano Ronaldo in that club and, naturally, the tournament superstar brought up yet another milestone with his 75th global goal . "If we play like we did the other night, I have all the confidence in the world". "We want to win this tournament, against whoever", the 29-year-old said. "I am proud of what my team did, it's normal to have to suffer at this level, but we deserved to win", said Osorio.
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    Heller is the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition. Once she enrolled in Medicaid , Gunter said , she was able to begin treatment. Huh. Weird. Republicans including Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have expressed concerns over the bill's Medicaid cuts. The Senate bill also proposes eliminating many ACA taxes, and the employer penalties associated with the employer and individual mandates would be repealed retroactively, dating to the start of 2016.
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    However, the second half put everything in its place. "The first three in the group stage, maybe not, but from then, if you don't win, you lose and you go out". The polarizing manager, Juan Carlos Osorio , is credited with rotating eight of his starting players off the field. However, it created chances to score, and captain Chris Wood was denied only by defender Bruno Alves blocking a low shot at the far post in the 59th.
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    The present reality remains bleak for Democrats nationwide: they're 0-4 this year in special elections, despite one of the most unpopular Republican administrations in history. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. The Democrats were hit by a massive blow to the party Tuesday when Democrat Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election to Karen Handel , despite tens of millions of donations and celebrity backing.
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    Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together. Thanks to decisions like Citizens United , these super PACS and interest groups can spend enormous amounts of money, answering only to their wealthy donors-not voters-and as they are not held to the same standards as the candidates themselves, do not have any qualms about injecting outrageously negative rhetoric and ads into campaigns.
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    Like the recent US attack on a pro-Assad convoy in Southeastern Iraq , the downing of the Syrian jet should not be viewed as intervention meant to topple Assad , Rather, it should be seen as protecting assets in the fight against ISIS and, I hope, as promoting our interests in a post-ISIS Syria .
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    Resultantly, this will create space for attacking players to exploit, it's just a question of who can capitalise the most. Chile has won the last two Copa Americas and is seeking its first trophy in a major worldwide competition. Up front, the "oldie" in the team, Sandro Wagner was uncharacteristically sloppy in his finishing and after Timo Werner had a bright cameo against the Socceroos, perhaps it it time for Germany to go all-out with youth.
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    Being the most expensive House election in USA history, especially for Democrats, it was more painful for them. "I think what we need is another Ryan-Murray sort of proposal", said Republican Representative Mike Simpson, a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee that is in charge of writing annual bills to fund federal programs.
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    It stayed at 2-0 until the 80th minute, when Ricardo Quaresma won the ball in midfield and fed new AC Milan man Andre Silva , who smashed a shot home from 20 yards. "New Zealanders will try to show their talent". Although Mexico dragged themselves back into the game and scraped the win due to goals from Raul Jimenez and Oribe Peralta , the Kiwis nearly leveled when midfielder Ryan Thomas rattled the crossbar in the closing stages.
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    Jeff Weaver , an adviser for the Vermont Senator, told POLITICO that they've hired Burlington-based Rich Cassidy , and defense lawyer Larry Robbins , known for representing I. Sen. In a curious twist, the federal investigation was in part set into motion in 2016 by Brady Toensing, from Sanders's home state, who was a leader in President Donald Trump's election campaign.
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    In contrary, USA doctors said he had suffered "respiratory distress", as the oxygen supply to the brain was cut off. He'd been in a coma for more than a year. He died Monday at a Cincinnati hospital. North Korea still holds Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song, academics who worked at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, and a businessman named Kim Dong Chul.
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    He says the defeat better be a wakeup call for Democrats. Tim Ryan said, "You know what?" Democrats came close but still lost in special elections in Kansas, Montana, Georgia and SC. In one corner is TPM's venerable Josh Marshall, who writes that over-performance by Democrats in this year's special elections signals that Democrats are positioned to take the House next year.
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    That tactic clearly paid off. Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by almost four points, despite Ossoff's historic fundraising numbers and the additional millions infused into the race by the national Democratic party. Half of Democrats (49 percent) view Pelosi favorably, while 1 in 4 Democrats (26 percent) have an unfavorable view of her. Pelosi insisted Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now".
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    Tim Ryan (D-OH), with two-thirds of her caucus supporting her . The loss in Georgia followed similar disappointments in special House elections in Kansas and Montana, as well as in South Carolina Tuesday night. On Wednesday, a small group of Democrats urged Pelosi to step down as House Minority Leader, The New York Times reported. President Trump, who likes to say Democrats are obstructing him while he whines about why no one will work for him, demonstrated precisely why his ...
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    The solution to these problems, Ryan maintains, lies in changing leadership and widening the party's appeal . "But her time has come and gone", Rep. The Republican victory - the fourth special election won by the party this year - has generated renewed momentum for the party's long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, with Senate Republicans due to unveil their own proposal for the American Health Care Act on Thursday.
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    F-15E Strike Eagle at approximately 12:30 a.m. after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces ", according to the statement . The last time the US downed a manned aircraft was in 1999, during the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervention in Serbia, when a US Air Force F-16 shot down a MiG-29.
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    Kathleen Rice told CNN's Chris Cuomo on " New Day" Thursday. She touts traditional supply side economics, going so far as to say during one debate that she does "not support a living wage" - her way of explaining her opposition to a minimum-wage increase.
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    In a mad rush to get a health care bill to the president's desk, that promise has been broken time and time again... There is talk of a vote as early as next week after a Congressional Budget Office score is available. Since passage of the ACA, average annual increases for family premiums are running at 3.5 percent. That is why the insurance companies did not want to cover preexisting conditions.
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    But they quickly did a 180 when the Georgia race, and a less publicized House contest in SC that the Republican won by 3 percent, turned into an easy 4-point win for Handel. Keeping Pelosi, in leadership since 2003 and formerly the first female speaker of the House, would actually be a boon for the GOP, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "Fox & Friends" Thursday.
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