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Why it would be tough for Dems to quit Nancy Pelosi

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In over a decade leading House Democrats , into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. For GOP consultants, tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years. One of their ads even features the Bay Area and branded the two Democrats together, putting his photo alongside hers on the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More »

Russians Targeted Election Systems in 21 States

He said Russian Federation for years has tried to influence US elections but that the "scale" and "aggressiveness" of its efforts in 2016 made the attempts more significant. "State election officials are very sensitive about what they perceive to be federal intrusion into their process", Johnson said, noting that he often encountered officials pushing back and arguing that "it's our process, our responsibility". Read More »

Pak team carried daggers, cameras to record attack

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The reproduction of the story/photograph in any form will be liable for legal action. "The resolute action of our soldiers didn't let the nefarious plan (of mutilating bodies and recording it on camera) succeed", the officer said. The fire-fight occurred about 200 metres from Army posts, officials said. In the firefight, two Indian soldiers were killed. Both martyred jawans belong to the state of Maharashtra and has been identified as Jadhav Sandip Sarjerao and Savan Balku. Read More »

US Pushing China to Rein in Companies That Deal With N. Korea

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This raises the question of what perception Moon held of North Korea before now and where he came by that perception. At the talks in Washington, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis were hosting Chinese foreign policy chief Yang Jiechi and Gen. Read More »

Iran Escalates Involvement in Syria With Anti-IS Missile Strike

Boroujerdi said the strike marked "a new phase in the fight against terrorism". Describing the IRGC's move as "completely right, appropriate and necessary", Rouhani said the missile attack does not mean a shift in Iran's regional and global policies, his official website reported . Read More »

Fifth Republican senator opposes chamber's health-care bill

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". The state has added 200,000 more people to its program under the Obama overhaul. It is expected to run the same calculations on number of insured and cost of premiums for the Senate draft bill early next week. Read More »

Schwarzenegger Talks Climate Change with French President

French President Emmanuel Macron , left, speaks with former United States actor and founder of the R20 climate action group Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris . Macron has previously said he would seek sanctions on Poland , whose nationalist-minded government has angered the European Union with moves to impose stricter state control over judges and public media and with its refusal to take in any refugees. Read More »

Queen's speech does not mention Trump's United Kingdom visit

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Queen Elizabeth II outlined the British government's legislative program in a speech to Parliament on Wednesday after the prime minister promised "humility" in negotiating Britain's exit from the European Union following a disastrous election that cost the ruling Conservative Party its majority. Read More »

Stories of sailors killed in destroyer-container ship crash

Petty Officer 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr ., 37, from Elyria, Ohio. Bodies of seven US sailors recovered after the USA destroyer collided with with Philippine-flagged vessel CX Crystal near south of Tokyo Bay in Japan. The sleeping quarters for 116 sailors flooded. He said officials are planning to obtain a device with communications records, while noting that Japan's Transport Safety Board also started an accident investigation on Monday. Read More »

S.Korean President witnesses test of home-grown missile

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The North also conducted two nuclear tests a year ago alone as it openly pursues a long-range nuclear missile that could reach the US mainland. They also said that military options for North Korea have recently been updated, and will be presented to President Donald Trump for a decision to act if there is a nuclear test . Read More »

North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

After he returned to OH, doctors determined he had suffered a "severe neurological injury" of unknown cause. About a hundred people were turned away from the funeral as the auditorium holding roughly 2000 people was filled to capacity. "The North Korean regime is mistaken if it believes that its barbaric mistreatment of an American citizen held in depraved captivity for over a year will pass quietly", Sen. Read More »

Host Russia exits Confederations Cup after loss to Mexico

Russian Federation had taken the lead in the 25th minute with a low strike by Alexander Samedov, beating goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa just inside the far post after Mexico had failed to clear a header, and midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin missed the ball as he was trying to shoot. Read More »

Mexico relishing chance to show its worth against Russia

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We know they want us to win, like any team in the world , but our job and our task at the World Cup is not only to confirm the level that we're at. "Everybody wants to watch Cristiano Ronaldo , even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo ", the coach said Friday, smiling when asked how Russia's enthusiasm for the current world's best player compared to other countries. Read More »

Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill

Under special rules McConnell is using that will block Democrats from using a filibuster to kill the bill , the legislation can not include provisions that make policy changes that don't primarily affect the budget. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiling a health care bill that makes deep cuts in Medicaid and end the Affordable Care Act's ( ACA ) mandate that most Americans have health insurance . Read More »

Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

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Other Republicans appeared more willing to embrace it. The budget office analysis of the Senate bill is expected early next week. Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. Read More »

Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

It's not like there isn't precedent for sketch artists to take some creative liberties with a subject's appearance in order to make them look comically grotesque . Members of the press and others are criticizing the Trump administration, saying that White House press briefings need to return to being frequent and televised, according to The Hill . Read More »

Air Force Says Tornado Damaged 2 'Doomsday' 747s

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The aircraft is also protected against the effects of electromagnetic pulse and has an electrical system created to support advanced electronics and a wide variety of communications equipment, according to the Air Force's fact sheet. More than 350 trees were damaged not counting those at the Base Lake or Willows Lakes, and they'll have to be removed. Six of the eight aircraft have already been returned to service. Read More »

Funeral Held for Former North Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier

During his funeral at his Wyoming High School alma mater, loved ones will pay tribute to a son, a brother, a neighbor and a friend. Warmbier will be buried at the Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum in Cincinnati following the service. The Hamilton County Coroner's office did not perform an autopsy at the request of the Warmbier family. "I know being there had something to do with it", Volo added. Read More »

More than 200000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen

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So far, noted Relano, the epidemic started in April this year has killed 1,265, 25 percent of them children, while 192,983 people - half of them minors - are infected in nearly all the provinces of Yemen. "Saudi Arabia is committed to working closely with our aid partners to effectively address the cholera and general humanitarian situation in Yemen", said Dr. Read More »

Russia's Putin: Top goal for journalists is 'do not offend'

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The US intelligence community claims Moscow did so in an effort to help elect Trump . Officials suspected the Russian operation included the potential of hacking US voting machines. As per the report submitted by CIA, Putin had given clear instructions to defeat or sabotage the campaign of Democrat Hillary Clinton . Trump mentioned "election meddling by Russia" in a tweet on Saturday, slamming the Obama administration for doing "nothing" about Russia's alleged meddling in the election. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman had a list of lawmakers to kill

Bernie Sanders . It is filled with anti-trump messages. Hodgkinson told reporters that she and her husband were married for 30 years before he was killed in a shootout with police on Wednesday. After getting out of a black SUV that drove down Rolling Hills Lane from the Hodgkinson home, Sue Hodgkinson stood next to a federal agent in front of a gaggle of reporters. Read More »

US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

Democrats challenged the map as a partisan gerrymander violating the Constitution. On Monday, the court announced that it would judge whether partisan gerrymandering , the act of redrawing the electoral map to favor one political party over the other, is constitutionally sound, theNew York Times reported. Read More »

Mexico 2-1 Russia: Hosts knocked out of Confederations Cup after defeat

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Cristiano Ronaldo notched up his 75th global goal as Portugal turned on the style to beat New Zealand 4-0 and top Group A . "I think we deserved to win and we're delighted with the result and the performance of the team". Despite the fact that Osorio might surprise us with some more changes this Saturday, Mexico fans should expect Guardado to appear in the starting lineup. Read More »

The Tin Man crowned best in Diamond Jubilee Stakes

Ridden by apprentice jockey Kieran Shoemark, the talented three-year-old found plenty for pressure in the closing stages to register a three-length victory in the 12-furlong event. If Caravaggio obliges in the race before, expect her price to collapse as bookies hedge their liabilities on the double. The lads had it in their mind to come here and then maybe somewhere like the July Cup and then somewhere else after that. Read More »

I bluffed Comey on 'tapes' to keep him honest

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You'll have to take a look at that because and he has to tell what actually took place at the events and my story didn't change. Comey testified that Trump's tweet is what prompted him to ask a friend to slip contemporaneous memos of his conversations with Trump to reporters, to "get that out into the public square". Read More »

New Liverpool Signing, Salah: I'm Back In The EPL As Better Player

Now he is back in England with Liverpool , which said Salah has signed a long-term contract and will officially join on July 1. Everything (has improved). This is Salah's second spell in the Premier League. "I'm very excited to be here". Salah then commented on which position he'd be comfortable playing in: "I have played on the right". Read More »

Protesters removed from Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

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American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017 . Read More »

Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

WASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday defended her leadership amid growing frustration within her caucus in the wake of a stinging special election loss in Georgia. "It was probably one of the more disturbing caucus meetings that I've ever been in", added Rice. "It says: Perhaps the approach that's being taken in Congress and by the president are more acceptable to a swing district or swing-voting parts of the country than people are predicting". Read More »