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One vote, and GOP health-care hopes dashed

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President Trump sent a tweet saying "3 republicans and 48 democrats' let the American people down'". "As I've said for a month, Congress should work around the clock through August to repeal and replace Obamacare". "We now expect Senate Republicans will seek to pass Trumpcare in the dead of night and House Republicans will. jam it through the House as early as tomorrow - with no meaningful consideration, debate or conference", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement. Read More »

Trump intends to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

The ministry is also suspending the U.S. Embassy's use of two sites - a storage facility and a dacha on an island in the Moscow River. The Russian Foreign Ministry suspended the use of all US Embassy warehouses and its compound in Moscow and also offered the US to cut down the number of its diplomatic staff in Russia to 455 people by September 1. Read More »

Factors to Note Before Buying Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)

Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Company reported 59,783 shares stake. Insiders sold 33,568 shares of company stock worth $1,808,969 in the last 90 days. The VC is displayed as a number between 1 and 100. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) has been issued a $55.00 price objective by research experts at Scotiabank in a research paper published on Tue, Jul 11th. Read More »

Gunmen attack house of Kenya's vice president

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He said no gunshots had been heard for at least an hour. A police officer guarding the residence was wounded, KTN News reported. A dozen of elite officers from the General Service Unit Recce Squad arrived at around 2.45pm and have taken over the operation to fight the attackers. Read More »

Trump's sketch of the New York City skyline fetches $29k at auction

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The starting bid was $9,000. It features the skyline of Manhattan with the Trump Tower prominently centered, along with Trump's signature. In an official email to The Washington Post , the auction house described the bidders as "Trump admirers, Presidential memorabilia collectors and investors". Read More »

Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomatic staff

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Trump read early drafts of the bill, negotiated elements of it and "based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it", the White House statement said. Germany's foreign minister said his country wouldn't accept the USA sanctions against Russian Federation being applied to European companies. "Such blackmail, aimed at limiting the interaction of foreign partners with Russian Federation, carries a threat to many countries and worldwide businesses". Read More »

Hundreds of street gang members rounded up in El Salvador

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At the daily White House press briefing , principal associate deputy attorney general Robert Hur said "hundreds" of MS-13 gang members have been arrested in El Salvador for crimes ranging from drug-trafficking to murder. The intense focus on gang violence is a departure for a Justice Department that has viewed as more urgent the prevention of cyberattacks from foreign criminals, worldwide bribery and the threat of homegrown violent extremism. Read More »

15-year-old lady raped twice by two different men same night

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On Friday, detectives released surveillance images of two men they're seeking to interview in connection with the assaults, which took place Tuesday night in Birmingham. "It is a awful test for this girl, we have specially trained police officers to support her", said a police spokesman. "It is now vitally important we investigate exactly what happened on Tuesday morning as well as identifying offenders for both of these very bad incidents". Read More »

Trump rails against Senate rules in wake of health care defeat

Pence spent some of the morning lobbying Arizona Senator John McCain to vote in support of the bill. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine. But there was no guarantee that the conference would do anything other than usher the bill to full passage so Trump and his fellow Republicans could boast that Obamacare was dead. Read More »

Palestinian Assailant Shot, Killed in Attempted West Bank Stabbing

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An initial investigation indicates that a Palestinian Arab, armed with a Swiss army knife, ran towards a group of security forces, the report continues. The clash with Israeli forces broke out in Jerusalem, West bank, Gaza strip after Israel authorities restricted access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque on friday prayers. Read More »

At Least Two Policemen Killed by Taliban Militants in Southern Afghanistan

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German prosecutors have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan's Taliban whom they accuse of participating in an attack in which an American soldier was killed. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. According to U.S. watchdog SIGAR, casualties among Afghan security forces soared by 35 percent in 2016, with 6,800 soldiers and police killed. Read More »

Sprint Looking for Options to T-Mobile Merger

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Sprint has proposed a merger with cable company Charter Communications , according to an unconfirmed report Friday. If Charter agreed to merge with Sprint, it would have to receive the blessing of Comcast Corp the No. Overland Park, Kansas has a market value of nearly $33 billion and even more in long-term debt. Son is also chairman of Japan's SoftBank. Those talks put the merger talks of Sprint on hold with T-Mobile US. Read More »

Trump to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill: White House

The statement made no reference to Russia's retaliatory measures. "We have passed the notification back to Washington for review", the statement said. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Friday evening that Minister Lavrov told Secretary Tillerson in a phone call earlier that day that Russia's decision was "triggered by a number of hostile steps" the USA has recently taken. Read More »

European Union launches legal action against Poland over court reform

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The action taken by the European Commission, the EU executive, could lead to Poland being hauled before the 28-nation bloc's highest court, the European Court of Justice, and eventually given a fine. However, Duda surprised many in the government when he vetoed a bill that would have reinforced political control over the Supreme Court and another allowing parliament to choose members of a body created to protect the independence of the courts. Read More »

Ousted Priebus praises Trump, refuses to comment on Scaramucci insults

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Trump tweeted . Priebus's ouster came amid smoldering tensions in the White House ignited by another staff shakeup in the communications department. "Such commitments are critical at this juncture in homeland security", she added, according to CNN . "The entire Administration loves him and no one is comparable". Read More »

Will bring U.S. to its senses: Russian Federation on sanctions

Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok into precise compliance with the number of Russian diplomats and technical personnel who are in the United States by September 1", the Russian Foreign Ministry said on July 28. It is, however, expected to garner enough support to override a Trump veto. Mr Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow. The proposed measures target Russia's energy sector as part of legislation that prevents President Donald Trump from easing ... Read More »

Families USA: Victory for Families - Skinny Repeal Fails

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After his party's stinging defeat over health care legislation, President Trump tweeted Saturday that the Republicans in the Senate "look like fools" and should do away with the filibuster, even though scrapping a 60-vote requirement would still not have saved the doomed bill. Read More »

Putin in Finland on centenary of independence from Russian Federation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia was ready to cooperate with neutral countries that bordered the Baltic Sea like Finland which is not part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance. "They violate the principles of global trade and the rules of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)". The Russian strongman criticised the probe into Russian meddling in the United States presidential election, saying that he "does not see this as an investigation". Read More »

Russia Retaliates For Sanctions Approval, Hitting At US Diplomatic Corps

The proposed measures target Russia's energy sector as part of legislation that prevents President Donald Trump from easing sanctions on Moscow without congressional approval. And, of course, what they would also say is that these are - although these new sanctions are kind of the final straw, if you like, this is what has convinced the Russians that there is going to be no, you know, renaissance of Russian-U.S. Read More »

Neymar set for China trip as speculation mounts

PSG are ready to shatter the world transfer record for Neymar . But despite eyeing success with his new boots, the 25-year-old did not say who he would be netting for. Ctrip said the event was scheduled for Shanghai next Monday and that anyone who had bought tickets would be refunded. Yesterday the head of La Liga claimed they could appeal to UEFA over Financial Fair Play rules if PSG snapped up Neymar . Read More »

He's fired: Reince Priebus out as White House chief of staff

US President Donald Trump ousted his beleaguered chief of staff Reince Priebus on Friday, replacing him with Homeland Security Secretary and former general John Kelly after vicious White House infighting spilled into the open. At one point during the call, Mr Scaramucci called Mr Priebus a "f***ing paranoid schizophrenic". Kelly is also well liked by Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who sees him as a stable presence with a low key personality. Read More »

Prison escapee kidnaps and murders warden's daughter

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A prisoner abducted and killed an assistant warden's teenage stepdaughter after he escaped from a Louisiana prison, the AP reports. Sheriff Ken Bailey tells People Carney and her parents lived in a home across from the prison. According to documents obtained by KTBS , he had the possibility of being released on March 28, 2025. Henderson was reportedly a "trusty" at the prison, a status assigned to well-behaved prisoners who are afforded extra privileges. Read More »

Senator McCain returning to Arizona for cancer treatment: statement

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Trump took to his Twitter chaos device on Tuesday morning to praise McCain for traveling back to Washington for the critical procedural vote to start the effort to strip away Obamacare , which is something he considers "brave". Or would he give in to pressure from his party and even the words from the second-highest seat of power in this country? Just before he cast the deciding vote on the Senate's latest health care repeal bill, Sen. Read More »

Woman killed on cruise ship during murder-mystery dinner

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Kenneth Manzanares , 39, said he killed his wife because " she would not stop laughing at me ", according to the court papers. Another witness said, "A little girl from that room came running out calling for help. Princess Cruises will issue $150 onboard credit to each passenger because of the inconvenience. A passenger told Alaska's KTVA that he and his wife were in their cabin when he heard screaming. Read More »

What's Going to Happen to Health Care?

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In an astonishing development early Friday, the longtime Arizona senator turned on his party and his president, joining two other GOP senators in voting "no" on Republicans' final effort to repeal "Obamacare". Trump has repeatedly berated congressional Republicans for being unable to overcome internal divisions to repeal Obamacare, but has offered no legislation himself, nor any clear guidance on what he would like to do about replacing the law. Read More »

Mo Brooks Don't Want Mitch No Mo

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BROOKS: Well, let's be clear about what's happened over the last 24 hours in the United States Senate. It's that the American people want to keep Obamacare. If leadership got more conservative, the odds are high that nothing would get through the Senate, health care or otherwise. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell needs to step down from his role if he can not get the Obamacare repeal and replacement done, Rep. Read More »

Finnish president comments on new U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation

The ministry warned it would respond in kind if Washington made a decision to expel any more Russian diplomats. Russia's move against USA diplomats is delayed payback for an Obama administration decision in December to expel Russian envoys and seize their holiday compounds, a response to Moscow's interference in the presidential election campaign. Read More »

Hours After North Korea Missile Launch, Trump Reassigns Homeland Security Chief

The announcement came before news of Priebus' resignation was made public. The two of them want everyone to know "we have a very, very good idea of who the leakers are, who the senior leakers are, in the White House ", he said. The deal had the US invest $1 billion in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to "stimulate economic growth, reduce inequality, promote educational opportunities, target criminal networks responsible for human trafficking and help create governance and institutions ... Read More »

Shahid Abbasi to be Pak interim PM

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Shahbaz, however, can not immediately replace Nawaz Sharif since he isn't a member of the Parliament. Abbasi will run the government as interim prime minister until Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz is elected as member of parliament. Meanwhile, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is expected to announce the schedule of by-election for Lahore's NA-120 Constituency, left vacant following Nawaz Sharif's disqualification . Read More »

US Senate takes issue with NK sanctions in House-passed bill

The bill would affect a range of Russian industries and might further hurt the Russian economy, already weakened by 2014 sanctions imposed after the Ukraine crisis. A diplomatic source told Reuters that it would be for the United States to decide which posts to cut, whether occupied by usa or Russian nationals. Read More »