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Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill

Nevada also expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare , and the Senate bill would phase out that expansion starting in 2020. The Senate bill gives tax credits to people in the individual insurance market up making up to 350 percent of poverty, compared to Obamacare which subsidizes people who earn up to 400 percent of poverty. Read More »

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

In fact, in all four special elections - including a surprisingly close race in SC also on Tuesday - Democrats outperformed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and they really only tried hard in one of them (Georgia). That tactic clearly paid off. Handel was able to defeat Ossoff by almost four points, despite Ossoff's historic fundraising numbers and the additional millions infused into the race by the national Democratic party . Read More »

Bill Cosby's defense gives closing argument

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He said Constand was tailoring her story to fit a pre-ordained narrative and was continuing to do so even now, citing a detail from her testimony about the consumption of the pills that she had never mentioned before. In addition, Constand initially told police that she had not been alone with Cosby prior to the alleged assault and that they had little contact after. Read More »

Un homard de 132 ans a été gracié puis relâché dans l'océan

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Ce homard géant pesant une dizaine et kilos et prétendument âgé de 132 ans, a été relâché dans l'océan Atlantique, vendredi 16 juin. Pourtant, Louie n'est pas passé loin de la casserole. Une remise en liberté qui est tombée à point nommé: c'était la semaine nationale du homard! "Il n'y a pas beaucoup de prédateurs qui veulent manger un gros homard comme ça", a assuré le directeur de l'Institut pour les homards du Maine". Read More »

Mourners gather for United States student jailed by N Korea

Compounding their remorse was the stellar nature of Warmbier's character, she said , explaining he possessed a rare combination of intelligence, affability and sincerity. A state-run North Korean newspaper on Thursday published an editorial calling President Trump a "psychopath" and claiming he is preparing for a pre-emptive strike on the paranoid empire. Read More »

Krauthammer: The great Muslim civil war ... and us

The U.S. action also comes two days after a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian plane that was attacking U.S. -backed forces near Raqqa, the Islamic State's de facto capital. A U.S. official told CNN that another Syrian Su-22 fighter made an approach in what the military assessed as a possible bombing run on USA backed-Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqa, Syria, on Tuesday. Read More »

Clearly, Congress must act on Obamacare mess

Mike Lee are now opposing the bill , stating that they might come around to supporting the same if a few changes are made to it, since their original agenda - repealing Obamacare - is not being fulfilled by the current draft of the bill. Read More »

USA senator met with North Koreans about student

Otto Warmbier . I said to them, "we ... would need his ... you know, a release, some type of good faith" ... American concern is growing over North Korea's acceleration toward having a nuclear missile that can strike the USA mainland. Read More »

Death toll in Pakistan attacks climbs to 61

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack. The injured have been shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar. In the evening, several hundred kilometres to the northeast, two explosions in the town of Parachinar killed at least 27 people and wounded 120, a government official said. Read More »

Officials Confirm Some Russian Hacking Allegations As New Ones Come In

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Adam Schiff , D-Calif. pressed Johnson on why the administration waited to publicly comment on the Russian efforts if the interference first took place during the summer of 2016. "To have the number of states that were hacked into or attempted to be hacked into still kept secret is just insane in my mind". Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate panel, expressed frustration at Manfra " s refusal to identify which states had been targeted. Read More »

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to open Gamescom 2017

The whole event runs until Saturday, 26 August. As usual, attendance on the first day of the convention is restricted to members of the media; the show will open up to the public on August 23. Gerald Böse, president and CEO of Gamescom parent company Koelnmesse GmbH, stated that Merkel "honours the development of Gamescom into one of the most successful and largest events in the German trade fair system". Read More »

Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Down Al Jazeera

Saudi Arabia , Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have asked the Gulf state to shut down its broadcaster, Al Jazeera . Under Qatari law, foreigners working in the country must secure their employer's consent to receive an exit permit allowing them to leave. Read More »

Macron set for landslide majority in 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. The center-right Les Republicains and allies were likely to form the main opposition bloc, with 21.6 percent of the vote going to the broad center-right. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

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Menendez said the Senate's bill to repeal Obamacare could ultimately slash $30 billion in Medicaid funding in New Jersey, where more than a half-million people enrolled under Medicaid expansion could lose coverage. Paul said he'll oppose the bill "in its current form, but I remain open to negotiations". Much of the architecture of the House's American Health Care Act has been left intact. Read More »

"Explosion" à la gare centrale, un suspect abattu — Bruxelles

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La gare centrale de Bruxelles a été évacuée mardi soir. "L'auteur présumé a été neutralisé par balles par les militaires", avait précisé plus tôt le porte-parole du parquet fédéral lors d'une conférence de presse, sans pouvoir fournir d'information sur l'état de santé de l'individu. Read More »

UAE: Arab states don't seek 'regime change' in Qatar

His spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday the United States was "mystified" that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies had failed to present details justifying their embargo on Qatar. Underscoring the growing seriousness of the crisis, state-run Qatar Petroleum acknowledged Friday that some critically important employees "may have been asked to postpone" trips overseas "for operational reasons" due to the embargo. Read More »

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

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Camden Council leader Georgia Gould said if residents had not left their properties after being visited again by officials on Saturday, "it will become a matter for the fire service". McCormack said that manslaughter charges are among those police are considering in relation to the fire. As questions about the cladding's safety gain attention, inspectors are evaluating other buildings in Britain that used the same materials. Read More »

Hundreds of households to be evacuated in wake of London tower fire

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The cladding was installed on the council-owned tower, which was built in 1974, as part of a refurbishment completed previous year. Michelle Urquhart, who has been living in the estate's Bray tower, said: "At the moment they haven't done it and they are saying they will knock on everyone's doors when they are ready". Read More »

Trump advisors meet Palestinian President

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That was not the case at the Abbas meeting, according to sources at the meetings cited by Haarertz , who said that the differences between the sides were noticeable, and that no agreements had been reached. U.S. officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have said that they are pushing Abbas to end incitement to violence against Israel , and to stop paying stipends to terrorists and their families. Read More »

To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident

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He will then be buried in Cincinnati's Oak Hill Cemetery. Both the State Department and the decedent's father, Fred Warmbier , deny Rodman played any role in Otto Warmbier's freedom. Justice should be demanded for the merciless conduct that stole the life of an otherwise healthy young man. I was just so happy. "That should never ever be allowed to happen", he said Tuesday. Read More »

Health insurers seek rate hikes

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But others may see as much as a 12 percent increase, according to IDOI figures. If you now subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the Citrus Chronicle, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below. Celtic, a subsidiary of St. Louis-based Centene Corp., is asking for a minimum increase of 24 percent, with a maximum increase of 117 percent, state officials said. Read More »