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Senate Votes to Move Forward on Health Care Bill

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Heller was opposed to previous measures - his constituents have concerns over proposed Medicaid cuts - but he acknowledged "doing nothing to solve the problems ( Obamacare ) has created isn't the answer". The procedural vote doesn't guarantee a bill will eventually find its way to President Donald Trump's desk, but it keeps alive an effort that had received a succession of blows that may have led lawmakers to move on from the issue. Read More »

Widow of slain NYPD cop Wenjian Liu gives birth to baby girl

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Chen had only been married to Liu for three months, when he and his partner were gunned down at close range in their patrol auto December 20, 2014. The night after he was killed, she had a dream, in which he handed her a baby girl . "And I told my friend, 'It's going to be a baby girl .' My friend said, 'No, you haven't even checked the sonograms, ' but I was right!" Liu's father spoke in Cantonese to WPIX on Tuesday, confirming that he has a granddaughter. Read More »

Riyad Mahrez Would Do Great Things At Roma Insists Maxime Gonalons

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According to the same report, Arsenal have prioritised signing AS Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar ahead of Mahrez as Arsene Wenger looks to improve his attacking options. Mahrez is now in pre-season training with Leicester and Wes Morgan insists the midfielder remains committed to the club. Mahrez has outlined his intentions to leave Leicester, having submitted a transfer request back in May. Read More »

Trump may support Russian Federation sanctions legislation

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US lawmakers are scheduled to consider the sanctions package as early as Tuesday, and the bill could be sent to President Donald Trump before Congress breaks for the August recess. "We understand that the Russia/Iran sanctions bill is driven primarily by domestic considerations", read the statement in reference to a last month bill passed by US Senate. Read More »

Protesters temporarily shut down Senate vote on health care reform

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While Democrats did little better in 2010, McCain said, "We shouldn't do the same with ours". "But they knew that however sharp and heartfelt their disputes, however keen their ambitions, they had an obligation to work collaboratively to ensure the Senate discharged its constitutional responsibilities effectively", he concluded. Read More »

Bathroom bill passes Senate committee

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The process for updating one's birth certificate is hard in Texas, and it is estimated that a majority of transgender people in that state do not have an updated birth certificate. The Houston Texans have told the National Football League they are against the bathroom bill, and said it could cost future Super Bowls and National Football League events in Houston. Read More »

Hoyer to CNN: Ironic That McCain Returns For Healthcare Vote

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Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 tie in the Senate after two Republican Senators, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME, voted no on the motion to proceed. Such an amendment would be expected to fail, however. In the case of a bill that repeals Obamacare and provides no replacement, 32 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 as compared to current law, CBO forecast. Read More »

Donald Trump consults advisers on sacking 'beleaguered' Jeff Sessions

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Trump writes that people are asking why what he calls "crimes" by election opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey aren't being investigated. The White House has been buffeted by an intensifying series of investigations into Russian meddling in the USA election past year and possible Trump campaign ties to Russia. Read More »

Skin 'peeling off' pair in suspected acid attack

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He told one Mail Online reporter that the bleach had discoloured their faces and burned through their clothing. "They had acid on their face and they were burning - their skin was peeling off". Videos emerged on social media of a topless male having water poured on him as panic-stricken locals attempted to help. On Saturday, the Daily Mail spoke to a gang member, named "Off", who spoke of the reasons as to why people are now choosing acid rather than weapons to attack their victims. Read More »

Russian Federation warns against new United States sanctions

Before that, other top Russian officials piled criticism on the United States for the seizure of two Russian compounds on U.S. soil, a measure taken at the end of the Obama Administration over the intelligence information that Moscow tried to meddle in the 2016 USA elections. Read More »

Conspiracy with Russian Federation is Denied by Trump Son-in-Iaw

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As for the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, the one Donald Trump Jr. accepted in the hope that he'd receive damaging information about Hillary Clinton , Kushner says he didn't fully read the email exchange from Trump Jr. The second, Kushner says, is that now infamous meeting in Trump Tower past year with Donald Trump Jr . and a Kremlin-linked lawyer, among others. Read More »

Senators Vote To Proceed With Health Care Debate

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McCain began the debates on the bill and stressed the importance of bipartisanship work on the health care bill, saying he would not vote for the bill as it stands now. "If we didn't proceed to a bill, the process would have ended - and the mess that is Obamacare would have remained in place", he said. The Senate will now move to debate on repealing and replacing Obamacare and any amendments offered through the open amendment process. Read More »

Trump's Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort is Going to Snitch

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Manafort has started producing documents to the Committee and we have agreed to continue negotiating over a transcribed interview", the two lawmakers said in a joint statement Tuesday. Simpson previously said he'd invoke his Fifth Amendment rights at a public hearing, according to the committee. The former Wall Street Journal reporter has been a key figure in the Russian election-meddling saga ever since the dossier, which alleged a yearslong Kremlin conspiracy to elect Mr. Read More »

Indonesia calls for OIC special meeting on Al Aqsa issue

Even so, hours after the embassy staff's safe return, Israel's security cabinet made a decision to remove the metal detectors and buttress security at the entrances to the mosque compound with high-tech cameras. According to Israeli media reports, King Abdullah of Jordan asked that Israel remove the metal detectors in a phone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu . Read More »

Israel reviews security measures at holy sites after deadly clashes

Egyptian diplomats told Egypt's state-run news agency MENA on Saturday that the goal of the meeting is to discuss " calls for de-escalation amid ongoing clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in East Jerusalem ". Erdogan urged Israel to act in accordance with worldwide law and "human values" while avoiding use of violence and said the Muslim world will not remain silent over what he called "violations" at the temple compound. Read More »

Giants rock Pirates to help Bumgarner earn first win

This year, Nunez has played more games at third than any other position, 48, but the seven errors he's made isn't an encouraging total. The right-hander is hitting.307 this season, but isn't likely to add much pop to the Sox lineup. In return the Sox sent a pair of minor league pitchers, Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos, to San Francisco. Devers had a strong debut in Seattle tonight, walking twice and impressing on the basepaths. Read More »

Australian Inflation Muted in 2Q

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Arriving once a quarter, it is arguably the most important data release in Australia, having the power to change the narrative on the outlook for interest rates in a blink of an eye. "The gloomsters can even become a little more positive as wages are still in front of most measures of consumer prices". Of course, if the core figure comes in below this level, it will nearly certainly scupper those views in an instant. Read More »

China urges India not to abuse trade remedy measures

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The solution to this problem is very simple: "conscientiously withdraw", he said in a brief quote in Chinese posted on China's Foreign Ministry's website. Doval's scheduled visit has evoked a mixed response from state-run media in China. While China Daily was hopeful of a "peaceful resolution" to the deadlock, Global Times called the Indian NSA the "main schemer" and said "his trip wouldn't sway Beijing". Read More »

Unlikely that Trump could self pardon (letter to the editor)

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US President Donald Trump declared today that he has "complete power to pardon", as his administration confronts ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. "The effort to delegitimize the press and the media ... is something that we should not ever allow", said Brennan, who headed the Central Intelligence Agency under President Obama. Read More »

Hawaii football garners its highest preseason finish in MW poll

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In addition to the poll, the Broncos also landed three players on the preseason All-Mountain West Team. "You want to be at a place where expectations are high, but the poll I'm most interested in is the one at the end of the season, the final standings", CSU Head Coach Mike Bobo stated. Read More »

Adam Schiff Slaps Back at Trump's Twitter Attacks

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Trump on Monday morning used Twitter to call out Schiff as "totally biased ", saying he spends too much time on television. Schiff's role on the House intelligence committee is a high-profile position that has granted him a leading role in Congress' efforts to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential collusion by the Trump campaign. Read More »

Trump might replace AG Sessions with NYC Mayor Giuliani

The fact that Sessions didn't immediately resign is a testimony to both his cowardice and his very pragmatic understanding that his departure would, at long last, plunge him headlong into the depths of political and cultural irrelevance. Trump added that Sessions' decision, on which he was not consulted, was "extremely unfair, and that's a mild word, to the President". Lest you allow yourself to feel optimistic here, cautiously reasoning that losing Jeff Sessions could only be a net ... Read More »

Trump spokesman: President probably wants to fire his attorney general

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This is a new attack against the minister of Justice, former senator, who was one of the first and most fervent allies of the candidate Trump. Trump has brought up his problems with Sessions - in a very public forum. Notably, Graham's statement does not indicate a willingness to take action to protect Sessions . Sessions should hang in there and force Trump to fire him. Read More »

Venezuela congress going ahead despite "imperial" threat -Maduro

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The opposition, which organized an unofficial referendum against the constitutional revision in which a third of the electorate rejected Maduro's plan, has called for a boycott of Sunday's vote. Maduro has presented his Constituent Assembly as the only path to peace and prosperity. The letter included a list of 10 officials whom the senators described as deserving of sanctions, including elections council head Tibisay Lucena and Treasurer Carlos Malpica. Read More »

Senate health care bill could cut $917M in federal funds for Kansas

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The Senate changed course last week after U.S. Sen. The organization was supportive of the motion to proceed and Lemmonds called it a "good first step". A lot of discussion has been centered on the repeal/replacement of the Affordable Care Act . "They are true champions for Washington state and we're lucky to have them fighting for us in D.C.as the effort to save health care continues and the Senate moves towards a final vote". Read More »

Rice Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:RMP): A Look at Technicals & Valuation

The Hollencrest Securities Llc holds 23,257 shares with $429,000 value, down from 81,567 last quarter. The insider SUMMIT MIDSTREAM PARTNERS - LLC sold $94.64M. Ameritas Partners Inc accumulated 0.03% or 8,224 shares. Antero Midstream Partners LP is a limited partnership formed by Antero Resources Corporation (Antero Resources) to own, operate and develop midstream energy assets to service Antero Resources' production. Read More »

With 4.6 billion plays, 'Despacito' is the most streamed song in history

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According to the New York Times , at least 50 people have been killed, 1,000 injured and 2,700 arrested in addition to political prisoners due to the unrest. "Illegally appropriating a song doesn't compare to the crimes you are committing and have committed in Venezuela", one of the two, Daddy Yankee , wrote on his Instagram feed, directly addressing Maduro. Read More »

Israel removes holy site metal detectors as Muslims continue boycott

The man was taken to a nearby hospital and is in critical condition, the statement added. Palestinian protestors outside the Lions Gate entrance to the compound housing the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem ahead of the decision to remove controversial metal detectors that had prompted days of violence. Read More »

On Rory McIlroy's Open and other observations

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Jordan Spieth celebrates an eagle on the 15th. The victory was all the sweeter for Spieth after his capitulation at Augusta a year ago when he squandered a five shot lead with nine holes to play to allow Danny Willett win the green jacket. Read More »