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Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

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Senate Democrats are furious with Republicans for writing their health care bill behind closed doors and refusing to share the wording, even with their own rank and file members. Republican critics say that is exactly what Democrats did when they had congressional majorities and passed Obamacare, but Durbin says that is not true. Read More »

Shiv Sena backs Kovind as NDA's presidential pick

The announcement by Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray backing the 71-year-old dalit leader came even as the Congress and other opposition parties worked on strategies to field their common candidate for the upcoming Presidential polls. Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U ) leader Nitish Kumar has called a meeting of party leaders on Wednesday to discuss over the candidature of Kovind. Read More »

Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

Downplaying the rift within the NDA following Uddhav Thackeray's criticism that the BJP was fielding Kovind to win over Dalit votes, Swamy said that it was natural of its "Hindutva brother" to side with the ruling dispensation. Ironically, Kovind is the same man who was denied entry to the Presidential home less than a month back. Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury said Kovind "was chief of the RSS's Dalit branch" and "somewhere it was a political fight or ... Read More »

Supreme Court to review partisan redistricting

The court's ruling could have broad implications for redistricting in states across the nation come 2020. On Monday, The Supreme Court announced it would hear a case relating to the practice of partisan gerrymandering , a strategy in which politicians redraw district lines in order to sweep specific communities likely to be aligned with a political party and prevent the opposition from gaining power. Read More »

Palestinians shot dead for Israeli police stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

All three were from Deir Abu Mashal, a village near Ramallah, and had been arrested for or involved in "popular terror activity", a Shin Bet statement read. A stallholder said it would normally have been one of the busiest nights of the year. 'Adel Hassan 'Ankoush (19). "I am not speaking about territories bordering the State of Israel, but within the State itself", he said in a speech at Tel Aviv University. Read More »

Muslim girl killed in Virginia; police blame "road rage"

Police say Martinez Torres , who was armed with a baseball bat, later began chasing the group, caught up with Hassanen and attacked her. A medical examiner ruled that the teen died of blunt-force trauma. The girl and her friends were dressed in abayas, the robe-like dress worn by some Muslim women, according to the Post , prompting fears the victim was targeted because she was Muslim. Read More »

US tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

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It has a 80-percent chance of becoming a tropical system in the next 48 hours and a 90-percent chance of development in the next five days. But tropical storm watches and warnings had already been issued for portions of the Gulf Coast. A flash flood watch will be in effect beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Friday. " Rainfall totals ranging from 1.50" to almost 4.50" are possible and some flooding issues are likely to occur. Read More »

United Nations chief concerned about possible escalation in Syria

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Guterres warned that a U.S. retreat from global affairs would create a void that would allow other powers to step in. "I don't think this is good for the USA, and I don't think this is good for the world", Guterres told reporters on World Refugee Day , as he gave his first official news conference at the United Nations headquarters in four months. Read More »

In the end Shiv Sena-BJP are 'Hindutva brothers': Swamy

West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi was given additional charge as Bihar governor. "After holding discussions with our party leaders, we have chose to back the NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind ". "A farmer's son, Dalit leader & successful lawyer, he is certain to be an exemplary President", tweeted Vijai Sardesai, Goa's Agriculture Minister. "So, of these, who is more acceptable to most of the parties will be decided", Reddy told PTI in Hyderabad, The CPI leader said ... Read More »

David Davis: 'Solid foundation' laid for Brexit talks

When asked about agreeing the structure of talks, David Davis has previously said: "That'll be the row of the summer ". The BBC has been told by European Union sources that the talks will follow the EU's preferred pattern of exit negotiations first, with the future relations between the two sides - including the free trade deal the United Kingdom is seeking - at a later date. Read More »

Delhi: 20000 litres of petrol wasted, tanker full of petrol overturned

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At least two people sustained injuries during the accident whose cause is yet to be ascertained. Traffic movement on Ring Road, MG Road, ISBT Road was affected due to waterlogging. The Driver and the helper of the truck were injured in this incident. As a result, the traffic movement from South Extension to Ashram has been badly affected. Read More »

Quel avenir pour Marc-Olivier Fogiel sur France 3 ?

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Avec des parts de marché inférieur aux audiences moyennes de la chaînes, le Divan de Marc-Olivier Fogiel avait peu de chance de se poursuivre sur France 3 . Programmé initialement le mardi 16 mai, suite à la nomination d'Édouard Philippe au poste de premier ministre, le numéro avec Christine Angot sera le dernier de la saison (mardi 27 juin ) après celui avec Jack Lang (mardi 20 juin). Read More »

Russian fighter jet flies just 5 feet from U.S. spy plane

Asked Tuesday whether the hotline was no longer being used, a Pentagon spokesman, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, said he could not discuss the matter beyond saying the US stands ready to use the line. A US warplane shot down an armed drone linked to Syrian regime forces, the Pentagon said Tuesday, the latest in a series of incidents between USA -backed forces and the regime of Bashar Assad that threatens to escalate the conflict there. Read More »

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to a waiting ambulance in Ohio, US, on June 13. Otto's father, Fred Warmbier, thanked Trump for his role in seeking Otto's release, implying that former President Barack Obama's administration had not been aggressive enough in seeking freedom for his son. Read More »

Manchester United not facing FIFA action over Paul Pogba transfer

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We can not confirm further as proceedings are ongoing. However, FIFA has cleared Manchester United , but has begun proceedings against Juventus . Raiola was Pogba's representative when he originally left Old Trafford for Turin in 2012 and was also involved in Manchester United's purchase of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic last summer. Read More »

Macron's party set for decisive majority in French parliament

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Despite the poor performance, Le Pen's control over the party remained too strong for any challenge to her leadership in the near future, he said, especially after her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen stepped away from politics. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Macron on a "great success" Sunday. Partial official results show that French President Emmanuel Macron's new centrist party is clearly leading the first round of parliamentary elections crucial to his plans to change ... Read More »

Jobless rate down to 4.1 percent in May in Wyoming

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Last month, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development report covering April had Dubois County tied with LaGrange and Elkhart counties for the lowest unemployment in Indiana. Fro the second consecutive month, manufacturing posted the largest private sector losses of any industry, down 700 jobs or 2.6 percent. Indiana's labor force increased by about 18,000 people over the previous month with a 14,424 increase in employment and a 3,685 increase in unemployment. Read More »

The Iraqi army says it has ISIS surrounded in Mosul's Old City

A French journalist has been killed in Mosul after a mine exploded in the war-torn city, public broadcaster France Televisions said on Tuesday. The army's 9th armored division seized al-Shifaa district alongside the western bank of the Tigris river, a military statement said. Read More »

GOP considers cancelling August recess to salvage agenda

But tax reform has not yet got out of the starting blocks, while healthcare reform is looking doubtful in the Senate. "Are they going to get all 52 Senate Republicans to do this?" the aide asked. The plan appears to have White House backing. The group said earlier this month that Congress must remain in session this summer to "continue working to accomplish the priorities of the American people". Read More »

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep USA support

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Qatar is an important base for the U.S. military carrying out operations against Islamic State militants and other groups in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and beyond. Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 U.S. and coalition troops. Washington has voiced growing concern about the impact of the diplomatic crisis on its military operations against IS, just as they come to a climax in the jihadists' Iraq and Syria bastions, Mosul and Raqa. Read More »