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Dems' motions, speeches knock GOP health bill for secrecy

More than a dozen Democratic senators on Monday evening sat at their desks on the Senate floor and took turns standing and asking for committee hearings on the bill and for the text to be released for greater scrutiny. "Obamacare continues to collapse", McConnell said . Republicans contend the secret Senate negotiations give them time and space free from scrutiny to hash out the significant and serious differences among themselves over contentious issues, such as phasing out Medicaid ... Read More »

Scalise shooting: Congressman to introduce bill allowing lawmakers to carry guns


Brooks said on Fox News' "Sunday Morning Futures" that he will be introducing legislation this week that would allow congressmen to carry firearms for self-protection when they are not in the Capitol. "Right now when we're in Washington, D.C., once we're off the complex ... we're still high-profile targets, but we have absolutely no way to defend ourselves because of Washington, D.C.'s rather restrictive gun laws", Brooks said. Read More »

U.S. college student released by North Korea home, but in coma


Otto Warmbier , a USA university student held captive in North Korea for 17 months, has been released, but a former US official said on Tuesday he is in a coma and in urgent need of medical care. He was sentenced to 15 years in jail after tearfully confessing to trying to steal a propaganda sign. "Sadly, he is in a coma and we have been told he has been in that condition since March of 2016", the parents said in a statement . Read More »

Jean-Marie Le Pen se voit refuser l'accès au siège du FN


Le Pen qu'ils ne le laisseraient pas rentrer alors même qu'il en a légalement le droit. "Je suis encore vivant". La justice avait tranché qu'il pouvait conserver son statut de président d'honneur malgré son exclusion du parti. Hier, celle-ci expliquait ne pas comprendre pourquoi Jean-Marie Le Pen souhaitait participer à ce bureau national: aux législatives, il avait présenté des candidats contre des candidats frontistes. Read More »

Talkin' 'bout my generation: stark age divide in UK election

This high turn-out among the under 25s undoubtedly helped Labour halt the much-predicted Tory landslide, with age heralded as "the new dividing line in British politics". Former Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis is leading the charge, tabling a private member's bill on the issue with MP Peter Kyle. The turnout at the 2017 general election based on resident adults was 63% compared with the 69% of registered voters officially recorded; and 54% of resident 18 to 24-year-olds voted on 8 June ... Read More »

City of Orlando releases video explaining new home of Confederate Statue


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made a decision to remove the statue after a blogger said the memorial was a symbol of racism. The city tells News 6 it will take about six weeks to complete the move. The city is also engaging historians to develop and install an appropriate educational interpretive panel near the monument that would help to put the monument in proper historical context and serve as an educational tool for the Orlando community and future generations about this period in the ... Read More »

Trump not under investigation, says his lawyer


What has Trump himself said? House Speaker Paul Ryan said the special counsel should be allowed to "do his job" and that "the best vindication for the president is to let this investigation to go on independently and thoroughly". "I don't think it's for me to say", Mr. Comey responded. If a legal case against Trump is born of this investigation, Trump is no stranger to a courtroom. Read More »

Historic Brexit divorce negotiations begin in Brussels


Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said London wanted a deep and special relationship with the European Union after the divorce and that he would conduct the talks in a constructive tone. But the United Kingdom says Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty states "divorce talks" should take account of a departing member state's future relationship with the bloc. Read More »

United Kingdom is ready to talk Brexit negotiations with EU


Davis said he was looking for a "positive and constructive tone" to deal with the myriad issues dividing both sides. The UK is ready to revisit Brexit. The Brexit talks are taking place now despite the UK's inconclusive general election results, which saw the ruling Conservative party lose seats and the opposition Labour party gaining a dramatic rise in the number of votes. Read More »

DR Congo Kasai conflict: 'Thousands dead' in violence


The UN on Tuesday accused the government-backed Bana Mura militia in Congo of committing horrific crimes in ethnically-motivated attacks in the past few months, including cutting off toddlers' limbs and slicing open pregnant women. The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians have also been caught up in the violence. Congo's government opposes an global investigation, saying that would violate its sovereignty. Read More »

California dad kills his 2 children, hangs himself on Father's Day


Police said the father, identified as 40-year-old Alvaro Camara, picked up his 6-year-old daughter and 18-month-old son so they could spend Father's Day together. The man hung himself in a bedroom with the two kids nearby. Neighbors tell KRON that Camara had only lived there for a few months, but the arguments between him and his wife were intense on several occasions. Read More »

Centrica to close Rough, UK's largest gas storage facility


Centrica Storage (CSL) has announced that it will permanently close the Rough gas storage facility off the Yorkshire Coast, an important part of the UK's gas infrastructure. At times of low demand and therefore low gas prices in the summer, gas is injected into storage to be kept for when demand rises in the winter. From a commercial perspective, it added that its assessment of both the economics of seasonal storage today and the costs of refurbishment or rebuilding the facility and ... Read More »

Jared Kushner speaks at tech event

Jared Kushner , the son-in-law of President Donald Trump who has been given a multitude of tasks in the administration , very rarely talks on camera. Trump in March signed an order to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions. Read More »

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after US downed jet

Russian Federation has threatened aircraft from the US -led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline meant to avoid collisions in retaliation for the USA military shooting down a Syrian warplane. The U.S. and its coalition partners fly combat and support missions daily out of several bases in the Middle East, including in Qatar and Turkey. The agreement covers four zones in Syria where the rebels are fighting pro-government forces. Read More »

Murder charge for Virginia man in attack on Muslim girl

Some of the teens were reportedly in the roadway when a auto approached, driven by the suspect, Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, of Sterling, police said . They arrested Torres during the search after noticing him driving suspiciously and allegedly finding several items of evidence in his auto, police said. Read More »

EU's Barnier Hopes to Remove Brexit Uncertainties as Talks Begin


German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she hopes for a "good agreement" after Brexit talks in which 27 European Union countries will listen carefully to what Britain wants but also defend their own interests. Anxious by immigration and loss of sovereignty, Britons voted a year ago to end their country's four-decade membership in the 28-country bloc - the first nation ever to do so. Read More »

US Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Redistricting Appeal


The case is Gill v. Whitford , SCOTUSblog reports . The Supreme Court hasn't considered the legality of partisan gerrymandering since 2004, when the justices failed to come to a clear conclusion about whether it was legal and what limits could be put on it. Read More »

One Georgia special election guarantee: Nothing will be resolved

There is another election on Tuesday, in SC, but the Republicans are expected to hold the seat, which was vacated when Mick Mulvaney became Mr Trump's budget director. A clear Handel win could show Republican lawmakers that there's no need to distance themselves from Trump - but anything short of that could send them scurrying from the President. Read More »

Virat Kohli Mocked By Pakistan Fan After Champions Trophy Final Defeat

To avoid unnecessary and unwelcomed tensions, security personnel were deployed outside cricketer M. S. Dhoni's residence soon after the match. "But this team has the potential to be even better than a super power", Imran, who led Pakistan to 1992 World Cup win, told reporters.Lauding the team, led by Sarfraz Ahmed , for winning the Champions Trophy title, Imran said he was very happy to see that Pakistan cricket was still producing laudable young talent. Read More »

Britain, EU kick off 'positive' Brexit talks

At a press conference in Brussels , Mr Davis said: "We discussed two aspects of it. We keep hearing only what they don't want, but we don't have any picture of what future relations will look like". The issue dominated the opening day of the Brexit negotiations that will see the United Kingdom leave the European Union. The smiles belied the fact that at stake is not just Britain's future but also Europe's postwar political order and its place in the world, which could be fatally ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch Software Update Brings New Functionality To Console

A new accessory has been created for the Nintendo Switch games console called the Switch-Con, by a team based in Palo Alto California and takes the form of a pocket -sized Nintendo Switch dock and USB-C Digital AV Multiport. To confirm which version of the firmware you're running, head into the system settings menu and look at the update section. Would you like to see a Discord app on Switch, or do you think the odds are too long to even think about it? There are no indications at this ... Read More »