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What happened to Otto Warmbier? Ex-detainee believes torture possible

Warmbier's parents said they believe their son was subjected to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by the North Korean regime . "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", state-run KCNA news reported . Lire la suite »

Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

The protesters blocked the hallway outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office after Republican Senators unveiled a revised healthcare bill that had been drafted in secret. The AHCA would cap and cut Medicaid, something that would have severe repercussions for Americans with disabilities. Laura Halvorson, 33, of Fairfax, Va., was escorted out by police in her wheelchair. Lire la suite »

The Senate's Unaffordable Care Act

The former president issued a statement on his Facebook page as Senate Republicans unveiled a plan to dismantle Obama's signature presidential achievement. That bill was passed last week. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said that under the House bill, 23 million fewer people would have coverage by 2026. Lire la suite »

Thousands mourn Otto Warmbier at funeral

North Korea has denied it cruelly treated or tortured a United States student who was detained for more than year and died days after being released in a coma. After he returned to OH, doctors determined he had suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. The 22-year-old had booked a travel tour of North Korea in December 2015 and was about to leave the following month for Hong Kong when he was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel in the capital ... Lire la suite »

Zola the breakdancing Gorilla makes waves at U.S. zoo


Zola is officially the king kong of dance and today is hereby dubbed #FlashdanceFriday. Zola's keeper in Calgary, Garth Irvine, tells Discovery in a 2-minute explainer video that the zookeepers change the gorilla's habitat every day, to make each day different. Lire la suite »

IS Claims Responsibility of Fatal Stabbing of Israeli Policewoman


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he had instructed the police to increase security measures around Jerusalem's Damascus Gate . During the Islamic holy month of Ramadan , Israeli restrictions have been eased for Palestinians from the West Bank to travel to Jerusalem. "An attack on Israel , especially Jerusalem, is a desire of every jihadi group, [and] ISIS will likely tout this attack to win hearts and minds", said Rita Katz, director of the SITE Intelligence ... Lire la suite »

What Happened When Drone Execs Met Trump Today?

The meeting, which lasted more than three hours including breakout sessions, is part of Trump's effort to tap industry experts on how to boost US competitiveness in various fields and create jobs. The deal would still require approval by Congress. California-based General Atomics, the maker of the Guardian drone sought by India, declined to comment. Lire la suite »

Sheriff reduces jail time for Georgia inmates who saved officer


The sheriff ... may award earned time allowances to such inmates based on institutional behavior. Their sentences will be reduced by about one-fourth, he said. And for the inmates, there is a reward for the good deed. The charges against them range from probation violations to minor drug crimes. When the deputy woke up, he was in a daze, according to Sheriff Moats, and was informed by his fellow deputies of the good Samaritan work by the inmates. Lire la suite »

Une voiture de police incendiée — Sidi Bouzid


Les troubles ont éclatés après la mort, jeudi après-midi, d'un jeune de 23 ans qui a reçu plusieurs coups de couteau, dans une rixe autour de l'emplacement d'un étal au marché hebdomadaire. Peu après minuit, les 2 groupes se sont à nouveau bagarrés, faisant usage d'armes blanches et la police est revenue à la charge pour les disperser et éviter le pire. Lire la suite »

Huge stuffed cow saves 2-year-old boy after fall out window


Kyes said a stuffed cow broke his fall. Eduardo was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital as a precaution and was released yesterday, Kyes said. He's fine. The boy's great uncle said he takes the stuffed animal with him everywhere. Chelsea Police Chief Brian Kyes tweeted a photo of the cow, per Fox News . Lire la suite »

U.S. shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria


In this week's article, Friedersdorf said: "The push for escalation is a particular betrayal for Trump voters who supported the candidate based on rhetoric about quickly defeating ISIS and otherwise eschewing war". French concludes: "The Constitution can not be discarded when it's inconvenient, and inertia is no substitute for strategy". This comes on the heels of a number of incidents in eastern Syria in which Iranian militias came too close to U.S. Lire la suite »

Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills


Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are so far not saying if they back a new Senate health care proposal repealing much of Barack Obama's health care law and imposing big cuts to Medicaid . LISA DESJARDINS: The Congressional Budget Office says it will have its analysis of the bill by early next week. ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month. Lire la suite »

North Korea's Nuclear Tunnels See Activity, Trump Says Chinese Pressure Failed

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs, although U.S. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option. Through tears, the then-21-year-old begged for forgiveness but was ultimately sentenced to 15 years of hard labor during his one-hour trial on March 16, 2016. Lire la suite »

Le MoDem a "recasé" des salariés à Bruxelles


Ce système aurait donc existé entre 2004 et 2009, selon lui, alors que seule était visée jusqu'à présent la législature 2009-2014. Cet ancien du MoDem ne fait pas dans la langue de bois. Une enquête préliminaire a été ouverte début juin par le parquet de Paris pour faire la lumière sur ce dossier. Une quinzaine de contrats litigieux ont été recensés. Lire la suite »

Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'


The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare - and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 "yes" votes. Lire la suite »

Punjab Bypasses Top Court Order, Hotels Can Serve Alcohol Near Highways


With the Supreme Court order stating that no alcohol can be served within 500 metres of state and national highways, these outlets may have to stop serving liquor as MG Road is a national highway according to government records. 138 bars and restaurants will have to stop serving alcohol as a result of the implementation of this decision. With just eight days to go before liquor licences expire, the excise department has refused to renew them, citing the SC order. Lire la suite »

Oscar to Expand Insurance Services as the Future of Healthcare Remains Uncertain

The company said that partnerships with health systems like the Cleveland Clinic to offer new plans in northeastern OH will allow it to be successful. Obamacare has not worked out financially for numerous health insurance companies, which have discovered the original premises of population health were false, leading to a strain on the system and a failure on the government end to supplement in less lucrative areas. Lire la suite »

Turkey has no plans to reassess military base in Qatar - minister


Cutting ties to Iran would prove incredibly hard. Since then the four nations have placed an embargo on all traffic to the country. Revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries' laws. To pay an unspecified amount as "compensation" . - Stop all contacts with the political opposition in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain . Lire la suite »

Spokeswoman: Trump thinks election hacking 'probably was Russia'


U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed his predecessor, President Barack Obama , for letting the Russians hack the 2016 Presidential election. Schiff pressed Johnson on why the administration did not go further than its October 7 statement, which Johnson said was overlooked by the press and the public because it coincided with the release of the " Access Hollywood " tape in which Trump spoke of grabbing women by the genitals. Lire la suite »

And you thought Republicans' health care bill couldn't get worse

On paper, the tax would take effect in 2026, generating billions of dollars in revenue every year after. Right now, Republicans don't have the 50 votes needed to pass their bill. Both bills would repeal the penalties associated with the individual mandate that almost everyone purchase health insurance or else pay a fine, and the mandate that employers provide insurance to employees. Lire la suite »

Trump's financial disclosure highlights significant income boost

The Trump International Hotel which opened a year ago generated almost $20 million in revenue for President Donald Trump according to his latest financial disclosure, released by the U.S. And significantly, the disclosure forms report only income. While the form, as Spicer noted, is voluntary for Trump to complete, it has been submitted by all presidents in recent history. Lire la suite »