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VA Secretary Shulkin: 'The President Doesn't Script the Cabinet'

But the most effusive review came from White House chief of staff Reince Priebus , who thanked Trump "for the opportunity and blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda". US President Donald Trump has held what has been labelled by media as one of the strangest Cabinet meetings in presidential history. He congratulated Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue , Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta , Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and U.S. Lire la suite »

'Laughing My #Ossoff': Twitter Reax To Tuesday's GOP Victories


She had handled Trump delicately throughout a primary and runoff election to fill the congressional seat vacated by Tom Price to take a spot in Trump's cabinet. "Democrats from coast to coast threw everything they had at this race, and Karen would not be defeated", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a statement. Lire la suite »

Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker


An elderly man died after the attack . Details about the assailant were sketchy, but the assault - the most dramatic against Muslims in London in recent years - suggested a new, unsafe level of polarization in British society. When is terrorism simply a hate crime or an act of violence? "It was not an accident", said Sougou, 23. Other U.S. officials and agencies have more consistently condemned violent attacks - regardless of the circumstances. Lire la suite »

GOP senator blasts Trumpcare for stripping coverage from 'millions of Americans'

The Senate Republicans' draft legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was released on Thursday, and despite all the secrecy of this abysmal process, this bill is pretty familiar. He said the bill would also jeopardize addiction treatment programs for people with opioid addictions. Even Mr Obama wrote: I was careful to say again and again that while the Affordable Care Act represented a significant step forward for America, it was not ideal, nor could it be the end ... Lire la suite »

Un remaniement éminemment politique — Gouvernement Philippe II

Il n'y a plus de ministre MoDem au sein du gouvernement sortant du premier ministre Édouard Philippe . Malgré le départ de Richard Ferrand , on retrouve aux principaux postes des ministres qui sont des techniciens. A peine un mois après avoir pris leurs fonctions, les ministres MoDem ont ainsi démissionné. Benjamin Griveaux , porte-parole d'En marche!, devient secrétaire d'Etat auprès du ministre de l'Economie et des Finances, tandis que Julien Denormandie , également proche ... Lire la suite »

Hundreds of mourners attend Otto Warmbier's funeral

Warmbier was freed after the U.S. State Department's special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, traveled to Pyongyang and demanded the student's release on humanitarian grounds, capping a flurry of diplomatic contacts, a U.S. The North Korean official denied that the country had tortured Warmbier, contending that the 22-year-old left North Korea in "his normal state of health indicators", and that his death is a "mystery". Lire la suite »

Finsbury Park terror attack suspect's mum and sister speaks out


Britain's Daily Mail reports Imam Mohammed Mahmoud stepped in when the crowd tried to kick and punch 47-year-old Darren Osborne , who allegedly slammed a van into worshippers about 12.20am. Earlier this month, a van veered into pedestrians on London Bridge , setting off vehicle and knife attacks that killed eight people and wounded many others on the bridge and in the nearby Borough Market area. Lire la suite »

GOP victories give Trump agenda a little breathing room

Other Democrats drew just a tiny percent of the vote. In 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Mrs. Hillary Clinton walloped Sanders about 70% to 30% respectively in the Georgia Democratic primary; Sanders did have a compelling progressive narrative, but the voters of Georgia simply didn't agree with it or didn't care for it. Lire la suite »

Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

Filemon Vela told CNN. She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it's time for people to know when to go. "So you want me to sing my praises, is that what you're saying?" Rep. The bottom line is the Democrats lost another winnable race and Pelosi was a factor, fair or not. "I think that she's a tremendous leader of our caucus, with the kind of strategic talent and experience that we really need to succeed in the minority and particularly when we don't control ... Lire la suite »

Trump's Cuba Policy Calls For Tightening Of Trade, Travel Restrictions

Marriott International , which already has one hotel open in Cuba and another in the works, urged the Trump administration to rethink its plan. Trump will issue the memorandum when he delivers his speech at the Manuel Artime Theater in Miami's Little Havana district, the heart of America's Cuban-American and Cuban exile community. Lire la suite »

James Hodgkinson Had No Terrorism Ties When He Shot Rep. Steve Scalise

According to Timothy Slater , who is the special agent in charge of the investigation by the #FBI, a piece of paper with the names of six lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson by investigators. The FBI said Hodgkinson frequently criticized Republicans on social media, but the posts "appear to be First Amendment-protected speech". Alexandria Police Department officers responded to the scene of shots fired and also engaged Hodgkinson who, over police radio, was reported down at 7:14 a.m. Lire la suite »

North Korea says US student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

Hunziker was detained in North Korea for months in 1996 for illegally crossing the border and committed suicide less than a month after he returned to the United States later that year. AFP suspects North Korea's message was aimed more at South Korea's recently elected liberal President Moon Jae-in, whose stance toward North Korea has hardened considerably since he took office. Lire la suite »

US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea — George Mitchell

Warmbier's death has aggravated public sentiment in the United States and prompted the Trump administration to consider a ban on U.S.travel there, according to the Associated Press. Geng said China remains committed to banishing nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and working with the USA and others on restarting talks over the issue. Lire la suite »

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest


Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier. The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical depression later Thursday as it heads north through Louisiana and then moves northeast through parts of several states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Lire la suite »

One-third United States adults interested in Apple HomePod


At those rates, for the cost of (or less) a single Apple HomePod , a household could more or less blanket their home with Google Assistant or Alexa coverage. Among Apple users, 18 percent said they're likely to buy an Amazon Echo , versus 17 percent for HomePod , 11 percent for the Echo Dot, and 4 percent for the Google Home . Lire la suite »

Chile's Bachelet asks forgiveness from indigenous Mapuche


Bachelet said that she will send a bill to Congress that seeks to create a ministry for the indigenous peoples. 'In my capacity as President, I solemnly and humbly apologize the Mapuche group for mistakes and horrors that Chilean State has made or tolerated in its relationship with them or their communities, ' she said. Lire la suite »

'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey Is Expected to Be Released from Prison


Her family has rebuked the show, claiming it was one-sided. The Chicago-based 7th Circuit panel upheld a ruling that overturned his conviction past year in the case made famous by Netflix's Making a Murderer . Avery is now serving a life sentence (without the possibility of parole) for Halbach's murder and illegally possessing a firearm. Based on the documentary footage, it sure looked like Dassey was coerced into confessing to the crime, and that's also what the filmmakers intended ... Lire la suite »

Rep. Steve Scalise out of ICU, listed in 'fair condition'


Hospital officials said earlier this week that "Scalise continues to make good progress" and "is beginning an extended period of healing and rehabilitation". Hodgkinson had a list of six members of Congress on him, Slater said, but there was no indication that he meant to target them. He was originally listed as critical following the ambush of the congressional baseball practice last Wednesday in Alexandria, Va. Lire la suite »

Sinn Féin and DUP called out over Brexit


As per a report in The Guardian , the legal team is planning to apply for a judicial review of the deal once it is announced. The Conservatives and the DUP have been negotiating for 11 days, apparently without promising results. Indeed, Sinn Féin, which wants a referendum on Irish unity, has already accused Theresa May of violating it. Queen Elizabeth II sits alongside her son Prince Charles as she delivers the Queen's Speech during the state opening of Parliament in London on ... Lire la suite »

US charges Guantanamo detainee with Bali, Jakarta bombings


Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg, who broke the story about the charges , told Saturday AM a senior Pentagon official will now decide if the case proceeds to court and if the death penalty will be sought. On October 12, 2002 three bombs were detonated in busy nightspots in Bali, and one exploded outside the American consulate. One bomb exploded inside Paddy's Irish Pub on the Kuta Beach tourist strip. Lire la suite »

In Brussels, weakened May to outline guarantees for European Union expats in Britain


Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday (Jun 22) promised European Union citizens living in Britain that they could stay after Brexit, but set up a row with Brussels over the role of Europe's top court. In a two-day summit whose agenda is formally dominated by immigration, security and the economy, Mrs May will also brief her counterparts on the UK's commitment to a new £75 million plan created to stem the flow of illegal migrants from Africa to Europe. Lire la suite »

Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape


He had previously been indicted on five counts of aggravated rape and two counts of aggravated sexual battery and pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. "Brandon Banks reaching squeezing a bottle". Photo Brandon Vandenburg , left, and Cory Batey , right, in court in Nashville, Tenn ., in 2015. "Mr. Lire la suite »

Jurors resume deliberations in OH officer's murder retrial


Prosecutors say Tensing had no reason to shoot him. Hamilton County Judge Leslie Ghiz (giz) has restricted media coverage, and little information has been available since deliberations began. The case is among several across the country in recent years that have raised attention to how police deal with blacks. As in his first trial, Tensing testified in his own defense and said he feared he could be dragged or run over as DuBose tried to drive away. Lire la suite »