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Mexico knock out hosts Russia, Portugal cruise

The New Zealand side maintained 2-0 trashing status quo till 80th minute when Andre Silva scored the third goal and Luis Carlos, popularly known as' Nani' crowned the goals in the first minute of extra time. The Porto midfielder helped rescue El Tri earlier in the week and was again instrumental for Mexico , setting up both goals while also protecting the back line. Read More »

Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

GOP leaders hope to vote on the bill next week and can only afford two defections from the 52 Senate Republicans. Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is calling the GOP Senate bill a bad bill. House GOP bill: Cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: I think we're going to get there and we have four very good people that - it's not that they're opposed. Read More »

Second mistrial declared in OH officer's fatal shooting of Sam DuBose

Tensing was charged with murder and voluntary manslaughter . The first round also ended in a mistrial previous year with a jury unable to come to a unanimous verdict after deliberating for more than 20 hours. Prosecutors, though, have argued that Tensing had not been in serious danger and that the use of deadly force was unnecessary. This jury had nine whites and three blacks. Read More »

Protesters in wheelchairs physically removed from McConnell's office over Medicaid cuts

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The protesters staged a "die-in" in front of the office, with numerous protesters in wheelchairs removing themselves from the chairs then lying on the floor. To say people will die under this law is not an exaggeration. "Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy". "I have serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid", Heller said after McConnell unveiled the proposal Thursday morning. Read More »

We need single-payer health care system

It will be worse yet if senators - like House members before them - decide these questions behind closed doors, avoiding the open discussion and transparency needed to make the American people full participants in this vital debate. The bipartisan principles we propose provide a more stable starting point to bring Republicans and Democrats together on lasting reforms. The proposal was vetoed by the state's Republican governor, Brian Sandoval, but Iowa Democrats say there's no reason such an ... Read More »

Donald Trump walks away from James Comey recording claims

He also told trusted people about his concerns soon afterward, well before Trump fired him. Mr Mueller and Mr Comey served closely alongside each other in the Bush administration Justice Department , when Mr Comey was serving as acting attorney-general while Attorney-General John Ashcroft was in hospital. Read More »

Deputy attorney general says he sees no reason to fire special counsel

Graham also asked him if it would be a disqualifier to have worked for Hillary Clinton, who ran against President Donald Trump in the election and was a subject of a separate Justice Department investigation into her email practices. The special counsel, who reports to the attorney general, serves at the pleasure of the president. Replying to a question from Sen. Read Also: Trump to announce Cuban policy next weekSeveral lawmakers came out in support of Mueller. Read More »

Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

Doug Ducey said Friday the Senate GOP bill falls short of what his state needs. Nevada is one of 31 states and the District of Columbia that opted to expand their Medicaid programs. "We don't have enough time , both members and the public, to completely evaluate this bill, see the scoring, see all the debate within the public realm". Read More »

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

The U.S-led coalition said in a statement that an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed the Shaheed-129 drone around 12:30 am local time close to the Jordanian border. Tuesday's incident marked the third time the USA has shot a pro-government aircraft from the sky within a month. Russian Federation said Washington had failed to use the line - a vital incident-prevention tool - before targeting the plane near Raqqa. Read More »

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidates'

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They think those of us who want border security are just racist. Democrats keep hoping Donald Trump fatigue will propel them into first place in competitive races. It's natural to be disappointed, but Democrats should put away their crying towels, regroup and get back to work. "I thrive on competition", she said, later adding: "I think I'm worth the trouble". Read More »

Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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Tuesday was a triumphant night for Republicans , winning 4 of 5 special elections, including the most expensive House race in USA history. Karen Handel (R) was declared the victor of Tuesday's special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, the seat previously held by Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price . Read More »

Some storms possible again Friday evening

However, our meteorologists say heavy rains trail the system and will continue to pose a flash flood threat through much of the morning hours in southeast Arkansas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the Pine Belt as well as Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, Jefferson Davis, Lawrence, Simpson, Smith, and Scott Counties until tomorrow evening at 7 PM. Read More »

Wisconsin AG Plans to Appeal Dassey Decision

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The state appealed Duffin's ruling, putting the case before the federal appeals panel. "A Wisconsin Department of Justice spokesman said to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel , "[The state is] evaluating the 2-1 decision from the court. The ruling stated that prosecutors' case against Dassey in the original trial rested nearly entirely on Dassey's interviews with police and one phone call with his mother - but no physical evidence. Read More »

Two US attorney generals sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

The attorneys general allege Trump violated anti-corruption clauses in the Constitution by accepting millions in payments and benefits from foreign governments since he moved into the White House , according to the Washington Post . CREW is asking the court "to stop Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments" with ties to Trump business interests. Read More »

Thunderbirds jet damaged while landing; 2 taken to hospital

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Heard said the pilot suffered some lacerations and injuries to his leg and the other team member had no visible injuries. DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio. Read More »

Death toll from multiple Pakistan attacks rises to 57

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Baluchistan government spokesman Anwar ul Haq Kakar said the blast happened near the office of the inspector general of police when officers stopped the auto to search it near a checkpoint. That was not the only incident targeting Muslims in Pakistan on Friday as four police officers were shot dead while observing iftar in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city and financial capital. Read More »

Julian Edelman pays his respect to Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz

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Ortiz took the podium before a crowd that included ballplayers from high school, with employees from the Red Sox looking out the windows and others watching from the other side of the street on the roof of the ballpark. Another ceremony will be held at Fenway Park in honor of Ortiz. Boston personalities from Dustin Pedroia to Rob Gronkowski to comedians and actors gathered at a nightclub near Fenway for The Roast of David Ortiz . Read More »

Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

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Both Reps. Kathleen Rice , R-N.Y. In an interview with CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday, Rep. Tim Ryan criticized his party's brand, their outreach to voters and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi . "And in our state and for me, marriage is between one man and one woman", Handel said. 'Nor is it accurate. They had big money and the big, bloated far left media on their side. Read More »

Anti-Islamic law rallies held in downtown Raleigh

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Several people were arrested after fights broke out at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul , although nobody was injured, according to local reports . They marched through downtown behind a large sign saying, " Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors ". They organized the march claiming that Sharia goes against human rights and democracy while stating that it was done to protect women and children who had been mutilated or worse under Sharia law. Read More »

Sean Spicer Confirms WH 'Meeting with Potential People' for Press Vacancies

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We've been meeting with potential people that may be of service to this administration. He added that the White House press team is very available and that the briefing is just one avenue to be available to the press. "It's no secret we've had a couple vacancies, including our communications director who has been gone for a while", Spicer said. "When you look at the steps we have taken to give access to reporters ... Read More »

Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

Smith's death at the hands of Heaggan-Brown on August 13 sparked two nights of rioting in the Sherman Park neighborhood and highlighted the strained relationship between police and African-Americans in the city. The Sylville Smith shooting represents just one of many unnecessarily violent encounters in an endless drug war. Body camera footage, which was publicly released and shown in court, pointed toward the possible discrepancy in Heaggan-Brown's self-defense claim . Read More »

Republican wins pricey $79m Georgia race

The Georgia race ends as the most expensive House campaign in USA history, with a tab that may exceed $50 million. Pelosi was a central figure in the millions of dollars in ads Republicans ran against Ossoff, even though Ossoff had never even committed to supporting Pelosi as Minority Leader. Read More »

Sketches of White House press briefing released

Others are angrier about the off-camera press briefings that the White House hosts, tweeting in frustration about the lack of public access, another part of the administration's plan to drive reporters insane. Spicer and his deputy Sarah Huckabee Sanders have only held four on-camera briefings in June. Earlier during the briefing, Spicer said he found it troubling that more outrage hasn't been raised over the incidents, which most recently include a comment by actor Johnny Depp, who asked, ... Read More »

Student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'

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Otto had been serving a 15-year sentence with hard labor in North Korea , but was released early , with the Korean Central News Agency reporting Thursday that his release was for "humanitarian reasons". The University of Virginia student was flown from Pyongyang on a private jet after spending 17 months in custody having been jailed for stealing a propaganda poster from a hotel during a trip to the hermit state. Read More »

National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

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The Tri-State could be upgraded to a "slight risk" Friday, as small risks of tornadoes are common with post-tropical storms. While it appears the rain is gone for now, be prepared for the possibility of scattered showers later this afternoon. Read More »

Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

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Now he's facing his next challenge - persuading enough Republicans to back the measure. President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. Four Republicans quickly came out in opposition - Mr Ted Cruz , Mr Mike Lee, Mr Ron Johnson and Dr Rand Paul - while at least three more Republicans have openly expressed serious concerns. Read More »

Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

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A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Daghr was obtained by The Associated Press. But she noted that several United States defense officials who were interviewed by the Associated Press already acknowledged that United States forces have been involved in interrogating detainees in Yemen. Read More »

Nancy Pelosi Should Resign, Frustrated Democrats Say

Rep. Tim Ryan , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader a year ago, told Business Insider said he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership. Read More »

Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

The president, who said he wanted the Senate bill to have more heart, predicted eventual success. They are concerned with deep cuts to Medicaid in the Senate bill that are set to begin in 2021 by ending the Obamacare Medicaid expansion and be greater in 2025 by changing the formula to adjust benefits coverage according to the rise of inflation instead of the rise of medical costs, which rise more quickly. Read More »

Disability advocates protest outside McConnell's office

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The protesters yelled "no cuts to Medicaid " as they were led away. "Don't touch Medicaid , save our liberty", the protesters chanted outside his office. Tense situation outside McConnell's Russell office as protesters gather. Alison Barkoff - director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation - helped organize the protest . Read More »

Parker County Mother Charged in Deaths of Children Found in Hot Car

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Authorities in North Texas have arrested a 25-year-old woman for the deaths a month ago of her two children found in a hot auto outside their home. "No more than an hour", she immediately said. The investigators involved in the case believe Randolph was exclusively responsible for the death of her two children. A Weatherford, Texas mother, Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was arrested by the police in Parker County on first-degree felony counts for injury to children after she allegedly left ... Read More »

Trump rallies in Iowa following GOP victory in Georgia

Commenting on the Democrats' electoral failure in the South this week, which included a South Carolina House race, Hot Air blogger Andrew Malcolm observed that one-third of Pelosi's 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, "the usual liberal suspects of California , New York and MA, not the crucial Heartland". Read More »