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Global Disability advocates stage protests at McConnell's office
Author: 0 Disability advocates stage protests at McConnell's office

Four Republican senators say they are not ready to vote for the GOP health care bill , putting the measure in jeopardy. The protesters are yelling "no cuts to Medicaid " as they are being led away. About 60 members of the ADAPT organization staged a "Die In" outside Sen. For McConnell, 75, whose reputation as a legislative tactician has grown to near legendary proportions, the health care bill may be the biggest test of all.

Global Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul
Author: 0 Not 'That Far Off' From Passing Health Overhaul

A single person aged 60 in Anchorage making 351 percent of poverty is now eligible for a $17,990 subsidy, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation's calculator. "Call off this bill right now and let's sit down and start working", Manchin said. "Heller is up for re-election in 2018 and is seen as one of the most vulnerable Senate Republicans in that cycle".

Author: 0 Muslims in Asia pray for peace as Ramadan holy month ends

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid-ul-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year. He not only supported the different communities living in Canada but also wished everyone on nearly every major festival. Astronomer Khalid Al Zaaq, a member of the Arab Union for Astronomy and Space Sciences confirmed in his Twitter account that "Eid begins Sunday astronomically", said the report .

Author: 0 'Making a Murderer' Confession Was Coerced, Federal Court Rules

The amount of gas in Teresa Halbach's Toyota RAV4 when it was found, an unedited video of a police flyover of the Avery salvage yard, and a CD containing a voicemail from Teresa Halbach were withheld, she alleges. Koremenos said the office sends condolences to the Halbach family "as they have to suffer through another attempt" by Dassey to fight the conviction.

Global Man, daughter hurt on Texas lake after being struck by boat
Author: 0 Man, daughter hurt on Texas lake after being struck by boat

A four year old girl is dead and her father seriously hurt after a boating accident in Temple. Her father, a 37-year-old man, was swimming with her and tried to help, but was also injured by the boat's propeller. Friday at Temple Lake Park in Belton. She became tangled in the propeller, receiving lacerations all over her body. Temple Police are continuing their investigation into this case.

Author: 0 Nevada Republican Senator Wavers On Health Care Bill

But the Senate is even more complicated and Trump's lack of interest in the nitty-gritty details of legislation is a liability. Democrats said the GOP measure would take coverage away from people and raise their out-of-pocket costs, all in the name of paring taxes on the wealthy.

Author: 0 Residents remaining in evacuated tower blocks 'must leave', says council

The evacuation comes amid widening worries about the safety of high-rise apartment blocks across the country following the inferno that engulfed Grenfell Tower in west London on June 14, killing at least 79 people. Cladding installed on the outside of Grenfell Tower previous year, for both insulation and aesthetic purposes, is suspected to have aided the rapid and "unprecedented" spread of the blaze, trapping dozens of residents inside.

Global Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill
Author: 0 Trump seeks support for controversial GOP health care bill

Altha Stewart, the president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, said in a statement . "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm", he added. Absent additional legislative changes providing solutions to these problems, it's likely the Better Care Reconciliation Act will make health insurance even more expensive than it is now, throwing gasoline on the Obamacare fire and providing an escape hatch to Democrats ...

Global Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it
Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

Brian Sandoval, a fellow Republican , he said, "At the end of the day, it's about Medicaid expansion". "I want to see a bill with heart", Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth. Thune said he believes their bill creates marketplace stability, improve affordability, helps those with pre-existing conditions and makes Medicaid more sustainable.

Author: 0 PM Modi arrives in Washington on second leg of 3 nation visit

Lisbon- India and Portugal on Saturday launched a joint global startup hub soon after Narendra Modi expressed his amazement that there has been no bilateral Indian Prime Ministerial visit ever to this European nation that is home to around 70,000 people of Indian origin.

Author: 0 North Korea says it kept Warmbier alive, blames Obama for his death

Some American officials declared that North Korea " murdered " him, and proposed that the USA take action against Pyongyang, through travel restrictions and tougher economic sanctions. But speaking to ABC news , the controversial basketball ex-player said: "I was just so happy to see the kid released". We jumped up and down. In a statement on the state-run news site, a spokesman said Warmbier's death was a " mystery ".

Author: 0 The great Muslim civil war - and us

Russian Federation has fired cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea on positions of the Islamic State group in Syria , the Defense Ministry said on Friday, Moscow's latest show of strength in the conflict wracking the Mideast country.

Author: 0 Muslims flock to Moscow's cathedral mosque for Eid prayer

Southern California's Muslim community will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan Sunday with communal prayers and feasting, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The central mosque in Muang district was one of the biggest draws for Muslims in the southern border region. Mr Hakim said fasting helped Muslims understand the experience of the poor, and was about sacrificing desires.

Global Tsai thanks Muslims in post to mark Eid al-Fitr
Author: 0 Tsai thanks Muslims in post to mark Eid al-Fitr

He stated that on the occasion we should also remember the less- privileged and poors so that they could also celebrate the Eid. It is pertinent to mention here that Shawwal 2017 moon was sighted yesterday in Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries including USA, UK, Germany, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan.

Global Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform
Author: 0 Trump slams Democratic 'obstruction' on health reform

He said it only benefits millionaires. 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.

Global 472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor
Author: 0 472 civilians dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor

The US military said it will work on de-escalating the situation, with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. saying on Monday that the United States will work diplomatically and militarily "to re-establish de-confliction", but the Russian side seems seriously irked.

Author: 0 Erdogan says Saudi-led ultimatum on Qatar 'against international law'

The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's interventionist foreign policy, which has incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as threats to their dynastic rule. It has also rushed through legislation to send more troops to its base in Doha . The UAE's foreign secretary, Anwar Gargash, insisted the anti-Qatar alliance is not seeking to impose regime change .

Global Video Of Ayatollah Khamenei Goes Viral After Iran Launches Strikes Inside Syria
Author: 0 Video Of Ayatollah Khamenei Goes Viral After Iran Launches Strikes Inside Syria

In just over a month, USA forces have struck Iranian-backed Shiite militias in southern Syria three times, and on Sunday a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 jet. It comes amid the worsening of a long-running feud between Shiite powerhouse Iran and Saudi Arabia, which supports Syrian rebels and has led recent efforts to isolate the Gulf nation of Qatar.

Global Syria : Iran says its missiles into country hit IS targets
Author: 0 Syria : Iran says its missiles into country hit IS targets

Six missiles with a range of between 650 to 700 kilometres (400-435 miles) were fired from western Iran , soaring over Iraqi territory and striking the targets in Deir al-Zor. The comments are in line with statements from other Iranian politicians and military officials during the past several days, following Iran's missile strike on several key areas in Syria , a move Tehran claimed was in reaction to a recent ISIS-backed terror strike inside Iran.

Author: 0 Toll from Pakistan tanker fire climbs to 148

It's feared that the death toll could rise. The fire broke out after many people from nearby villages came in motorbikes to collect the oil spilled out from the capsized oil tanker . He said it was not clear how the fire started, although reports suggested it could have been a spark from a cigarette or a motorcycle. Numerous victims were burned beyond recognition, Khan said.

Author: 0 Number Of Presumed Dead In London Apartment Fire Rises To 79

Over the past few days, another five people who had been reported missing in the fire have been found to be safe and well, Cundy said, saying he's "so grateful" for the news. He said all records - including emails, minutes of meetings, correspondence with contractors, safety assessments, specifications and reports - must be kept intact.

Global Shutdown in Darjeeling to be partially relaxed during Eid
Author: 0 Shutdown in Darjeeling to be partially relaxed during Eid

The loss of property, condition of tourists and harassment of the common people have also been laid down by Chatterjee to Singh in the letter. Normal life continued to be crippled while Internet services remained suspended on the eleventh day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown on Sunday.

Global Man shouts 'Allahu Akbar', stabs officer at MI airport
Author: 0 Man shouts 'Allahu Akbar', stabs officer at MI airport

Gelios. He was hospitalized and is in a stable condition. The airport police chief Christopher Miller said Neville fought to the end and had help with an innocent bystander coming to his aid. Local television footage showed three people, their faces concealed by blankets, being led away by Canadian gendarmes and provincial police officers.

Global US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension
Author: 0 US urges Qatar, neighbors to 'sit together' to ease tension

Doha received a 13-point list from Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain that included demands to shut down the media network Al-Jazeera and cut ties with Islamist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood. A decision on Friday by the Montreal-based ICAO to a hold a briefing comes after Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al-Baker expressed concerns that the United Nations agency was not working quickly enough to solve the crisis.

Global What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?
Author: 0 What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?

Yet each time , Republicans beat back the advances. By virtue of the party's minority status, it is actually tilted toward the more liberal wing of the party (i.e. However, Pelosi said she welcomes the questioning of her leadership - while also suggesting that her critics are just seeking media attention.

Global Moon: South Korea must be able to 'dominate' Pyongyang
Author: 0 Moon: South Korea must be able to 'dominate' Pyongyang

But the United States may be willing to negotiate this time around, as tensions between the two countries have escalated with a rapid succession of missile tests by the North over the past six months. Moon likened the moment to when both North and South Korea marched as one delegation in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. And it's believed that many of its armaments could be out of date or do not function properly, according to a 2016 five-part analysis on the North Korea threat from the ...

Global AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
Author: 0 AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost

The current process in Ohio requires approval of the congressional maps by the Ohio House, the Ohio Senate and the governor. "Hats off to the Democratic litigators". Democrats controlled it in 1992 when they commanded the Legislature. The number of Missouri House races lacking major-party opposition has been on the rise.

Author: 0 Turkey rejects call to shut military base in Qatar

The Turkish president also repeated an offer to Saudi Arabia to build a military base in the kingdom, similar to that built in neighbouring Qatar . The countries in question claimed that Qatar supports terrorist groups such as ISIS ("Islamic State in Iraq and Syria"), al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood as well as the Houthi Shiite rebels in Yemen, and that Qatar threatens their national security.

Author: 0 India's Modi in Washington for 'no frills' Trump meet

In a statement posted on Facebook , Modi said his two-day visit to Washington was at the invitation of Trump. "If approved , India will become the first non-NATO country permitted to buy high-tech, unmanned Guardian drones, and the US would net an estimated $2-3bn, which will doubtless smooth the path for closer cooperation", Lindsey Ford, a former adviser for the US Department of Defence, told Al Jazeera.

Author: 0 GOP Senators Oppose Health Bill - Enough To Sink It

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released his health care bill to a mix of indecision and opposition. The Congressional Budget Office estimated the House bill would reduce federal Medicaid spending by $834 billion over 10 years, and the program would cover about 14 million fewer people by 2026, a 17 percent reduction.

Global Nitish breaks ranks with Opposition, supports BJP's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind
Author: 0 Nitish breaks ranks with Opposition, supports BJP's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

The Janta Dal (United) on Wednesday said they will support the National Democratic Alliance's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, NDTV reported. "We believe there shouldn't be a fight for the sake of fight", said SP spokesperson Naresh Agarwal even as former party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday termed NDA's Presidential nominee a "wonderful choice".

Global In health bill, two prized GOP goals are within reach
Author: 0 In health bill, two prized GOP goals are within reach

He added, "It's a deceptive, terrible bill that shouldn't be called a healthcare bill ". Senate Republicans unveiled a bill earlier on Thursday in a step forward to fulfil their seven-year-long promise to replace the Affordable Care Act, a piece of legislation that was considered the centrepiece of Obama's legacy and coined " Obamacare ".

Global Republicans warn Trump not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller
Author: 0 Republicans warn Trump not to fire special counsel Robert Mueller

If DT fires Robert Mueller , we officially pass Watergate & Trump becomes most corrupt POTUS of greatest scandal in U.S. history. But expressions of discontent with Mueller are bubbling up nonetheless. (That ignores the fact that other Trump campaign figures might be under investigation.) There also have been complaints that Mueller is a friend of Comey's.

Global Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan
Author: 0 Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan

On Saturday, the head of the government communications office, Sheikh Saif Al Thani, said the demands were aimed at "limiting Qatar's sovereignty, and outsourcing our foreign policy" and were not reasonable , as called for by the U.S. Al-Jazeera, one of the largest news organizations in the world, responded to the demands by saying it "deplores" calls for it to be taken off air. The four countries have not provided any evidence and Qatar has repeatedly denied the allegations as baseless.

Global Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says
Author: 0 Armed Palestinian Shot Dead After Attempting to Attack Soldiers, Israeli Army Says

Avigdor Lieberman said on June 11 that, so far this year, plans had been advanced for 8,345 homes in the occupied West Bank, including 3,066 slated for "immediate construction". The envoys arrived in Israel to promote the peace process. The visits by Greenblatt and Kushner are the first major peace push by the White House since Trump visited the region last month.

Author: 0 Big names descend on White House for technology summit

According to Axios , Cook will personally use the meetings to address a number of key issues with the Trump administration - most chiefly among them being the implications of the US visa program for bringing highly-skilled foreign workers into the country, as well as addressing four key points of disagreement between the administration and the tech industry .

Global Qatar Eyes 10 Percent Stake in American Airlines
Author: 0 Qatar Eyes 10 Percent Stake in American Airlines

American's shares are listed on the Nasdaq, and the airline said that Qatar plans to make its purchases on the open market. Over the last couple of years, American, United and Delta have been pushing regulators stop Persian Gulf Carriers from expanding into the US, arguing the gulf carriers are illegally subsidized by the governments where they are based.

Global Over 50 firefighters tackling blaze at an apartment complex in London
Author: 0 Over 50 firefighters tackling blaze at an apartment complex in London

London Fire Brigade has said it has eight engines at the blaze, which started in a third floor flat and has spread to the roof of the building. Residents are believed to have been evacuated from the building. The London Fire Brigade spokesperson said: 'The cause of the fire is under investigation'. A HUGE cloud of smoke can be seen over East London after a fire broke out in a four-storey residential block.

Global A Kindergarten Class Saw 'Wonder Woman' And This Is What Happened
Author: 0 A Kindergarten Class Saw 'Wonder Woman' And This Is What Happened

Read the full list below. When Wonder Woman isn't throwing her Lasso of Truth around, or demolishing buildings with her shield, it's her and Trevor that try to understand each other. The note ended with a powerful message: If a film like Wonder Woman can change the way so many little people think in just a week, we can only imagine the good that more movies like this can do.

Author: 0 LSU Punches Ticket to Finals in Saturday Blowout Win

OMAHA, Neb. (AP ) - Jared Poche' returned to LSU for his senior season for moments like this. Gilbert, after all, was assigned the start just because Ethan Walker was shut down for the season due to forearm soreness. He gave up six hits and three earned runs in 6 2/3 innings. LSU tacked on runs in the third, fourth and sixth, including another home run by Papierski to push the game out of reach.

Global Senate's version of health care plan is terrible
Author: 0 Senate's version of health care plan is terrible

If the four senators - Ted Cruz , R-Texas, Ron Johnson , R-Wis., Mike Lee, R- Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky. - join Democratic senators in opposing the bill , it will be defeated. Senators had promised that their ACA replacement would be very different than the version that passed the House in May, but the bill instead follows the House's lead in many ways.

Global Saudi King chooses his son for the throne
Author: 0 Saudi King chooses his son for the throne

Iranian news outlets pointed to one anonymous Twitter account, which claims to share secrets from the Saudi elite and is now claiming that King Salman will step down within days. "We need cool headed politicians who are able to defuse tensions rather than inflame them", said Maha Yahya, the director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut.

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