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Sketch artist recreates Sean Spicer briefing after White House camera ban

They returned to face the White House Press Corps on Friday, albeit during a much-maligned audio-only gaggle, to which CNN sent a sketch artist to compose visuals for its viewers en lieu of permissible cameras. Sanders have been trading briefing duties, Mr. Spicer has spoken with potential candidates to take over the daily role at the White House lectern. Asked Friday about off-camera briefings, Spicer showed no sign of relenting. Read More »

Bret, the Tropical storm forms in Atlantic; warning issued for Louisiana

West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee and could all get 2 to 4 inches of rain, with isolated amounts up to 6 inches, National Weather Service officials said. There were no reports of injuries. "After moving inland, winds associated with Cindy will diminish and the system will eventually be dubbed a tropical rainstorm", according to AccuWeather Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski. Read More »

Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

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Inside his vehicle, police found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed Hogdkinson, an unemployed home inspector with a deep animus toward President Donald Trump and other Republicans. Read More »

Finland's nationalist party elects populist hardliner

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That could derail healthcare and local government reforms central to Sipila's plan to balance public finances. "We must be more aggressive in raising the topics that distinguish us from other parties", Halla-aho told reporters after the vote, referring to policies on immigration and the EU. Read More »

Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble

His record is not ideal, but he commands unquestioned respect from most of his conference, especially after his decision to hold a Supreme Court seat vacant after Antonin Scalia's death previous year paid off when Trump won the presidency and appointed conservative Neil Gorsuch to a lifetime seat. Read More »

DUP denies demanding £2bn for NHS and infrastructure in Tory talks

Therefore, due to the ineluctable arithmetic of this Commons chamber, the DUP would retain its king-making position and thereby exert influence on the Government. After all, the Good Friday Agreement was predicated on the idea that, over time , borders between countries would become less important, not more. Read More »

Medical Groups Hate the 'Literally Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

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Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug-addiction treatment efforts. The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law , such as specific health services insurers must now cover. Read More »

Il faut aussi parler de "moralisation de la vie économique" — Taubira

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Un des objectifs est de faire en sorte qu'élus et ministres ne soient plus traités différemment des autres citoyens , par exemple en supprimant la Cour de justice de la République. "Le président de la République doit nous dire aujourd'hui si le premier ministre a vraiment de l'autorité et il doit nous dire si on s'est trompé, a déclaré Xavier Bertrand . Read More »

Gunman who shot congressman Steve Scalise had history of anti-GOP activity

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was wounded along with four others. Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy also responded to Wednesday morning's shooting via twitter , "Our prayers with all the injured". James Hodgkinson's mugshot after he was arrested for battery in 2006. "It sounds really very bad, but I'm not surprised", the friend told the Daily Beast about the Alexandria shooting Wednesday. Read More »

Top prize still up for grabs as jackpot swells to £14.7m

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You can find out by checking your ticket against tonight's numbers below. The winning Lotto numbers are: 10, 18, 28, 35, 36, 50. The bonus ball is 2. Matching five of the main balls picks up an estimated £1,000; while five main numbers plus the bonus ball could scoop you around £50,000. The Thunderball draw is a separate draw with the chance to win £500,000 (which is never shared). Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in court over tax evasion claims

According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Madrid because he believes Real did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman. Cristiano Ronaldo is facing tax fraud allegations in the Spanish court. Other Mendes charges being investigated for alleged tax evasion while playing in La Liga include Ricardo Carvalho, Ángel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao . Read More »

US would like nuclear deal with India to go forward

The administration's green light marks a further deepening in defense relations between the two countries. G. Parthasarathy, a former Indian diplomat, told DW. "The time to talk is now", R. Chandrashekhar, president of Nasscom, the Indian IT industry's trade body said in a recent interview. An expected announcement that the United States plans to supply 22 Guardian drones to India, a deal worth more than $2 billion, will also please New Delhi and be seen as a signal of Washington's ... Read More »

Friday: A dog day at work

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Over the past four years, #BringYourDogToWorkDay has grown into a hugely popular day in the national working calendar, with thousands of people, businesses and celebrities including Ricky Gervais and ITV's Loose Women taking part. Director Gary McCall said: "We have always loved dogs in the office". Here's a few dogs from Irish companies that we feel the need to highlight because they're all good dogs. Read More »

On the Ground in the 6th: Scenes from Georgia's Election Night

Martin asked . Ossoff's response may reveal just why he lost the election - that and the fact that he couldn't even vote in the district he was running to represent because he wasn't a resident. Podhoretz points out that the $30 million raised for Ossoff's campaign "could've funded six House races next year in which Democrats would've had a better shot than they did here". Read More »

European Union leaders agree to extend sanctions against Moscow

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He said: "Continued trading relationships with established global partners are therefore paramount, as is the need for frictionless trade with the European Union". "We will then publish a detailed paper, outlining our offer on Monday, which I believe will form the right basis on which to reach agreement". "As we know, the Brexit negotiations started three days ago". Read More »

Brussels Attack: Police Identify Attacker as Moroccan, Not Known for Terror

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Belgian authorities have been reacting to the incident and a spokesperson from the federal prosecutor's office, Eric Van Der Sypt said, "This is considered as a terrorist attack". Authorities ordered an evacuation of the station and nearby Grand Place, the capital's main square. Brussels has been on high alert since a group of suicide bombers carried out attacks at the Brussels airport and a subway station in March a year ago, killing 32 people. Read More »

Bombing in southwest Pakistan kills at least 4, wounds 13

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Balochistan government spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar said that the explosion took place at 9:00 am when the police officers were checking the suspected vehicle. Kakar blamed India for the Quetta blast. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan strongly condemned the Quetta blast and prayed for the early recovery of the injured. Read More »

Five steals from 2017 National Basketball Association draft

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Mason III was the second point guard taken by the Kings, behind Kentucky's De'Aaron Fox. "They brought him out there twice to work him out". "They talked to us about Frank for months about how much they loved him", Self said. Despite the Kings selecting Fox, Mason still heard his name called from the team that has shown the most interest in him ever since the draft process started. Read More »

Blasts in Pakistan cities, 43 killed

In Baluchistan, provincial government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the Quetta auto bomb went off near the office of the inspector general (IG) of police. The auto is said to have been destroyed and windows of nearby buildings smashed due to the intensity of the blast. The third major attack to rock Parachinar this year, the blasts struck hours before iftar, when the streets are often crowded with people shopping for food to break their fast with the evening Ramazan meal. Read More »

NC budget agreement raises salaries, delays tax cuts

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Sen. Shirley Randleman (R-Stokes, Surry, Wilkes) said raise the age would be implemented in December 2019, per the budget. It would also lower the corporate income tax rate to 2.5 percent from 3 percent. And during a time of surpluses, Republicans directs that spending in Cooper's office be reduced by 10 percent. Budget-writers said teacher pay on average would grow by 3.3 percent next fall and 9.6 percent for the two years combined, not including several bonus options. Read More »

PM Theresa May not sobbing over election, Brexit minister says

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However the Brexit Secretary, speaking on Sky News , has indicated the possibility that discussions could begin at a later date after last week's general election, which saw the Conservatives fail to achieve a majority. "But we do want to have tariff-free, red tape-free access to the single market". "We find it very hard to envisage how we could remain in the single market". Read More »

CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

The graphic sported a weathered, grunge like look and textures, giving it a darker and nearly mysterious look. But whatever the reason, Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have only held four on-camera briefings sinceJune, and on three occasions during the third week in June, live audio recordings have been prohibited as well, although news outlets published recordings of those briefings soon after they were over. Read More »

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

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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. Read More »

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

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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. Read More »

Video footage helps identify London mosque attacker

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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. Read More »