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GOP Health Care Bill Text Expected This Week, Senator Says

GOP Health Care Bill Text Expected This Week, Senator Says Trump has urged the Republican-led Senate to pass a more "generous" bill than that approved by the House, whose version he privately called "mean", according to congressional sources. Republicans senators have openly grumbled about the lack of information that has come from leaders, while Democrats are crying foul and labeling the Senate proposal a "secretive" bill. [Full Article...]

Australia suspends airstrikes in Syria after United States downed jet

At 6:43 p.m., a Syrian SU-22 warplane dropped several bombs near the USA -backed fighters. "The US mission in Syria is dangerously morphing from a counterterrorism action against the Islamic State into a party to Syria's civil war", said Bill Roggio, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and editor of its Long War Journal. [Full Article...]

Philando Castile shooting: 18 arrested in protests over Minnesota officer's acquittal

The jury of seven men and five women, 10 of whom were white and two of whom were black, sided with the officer after deliberating for more than 25 hours over five days, acquitting Mr Yanez of all charges. The evidence included squad auto video, but its wide view didnt capture exactly what happened inside the vehicle — leaving jurors to essentially decide whether they believed Yanez when he said ... [Full Article...]

US Navy sailors' bodies found on stricken ship, some still missing

Sykes says her son told her that the men sleeping on bunks above and below him were among those who died. Abe said in his message to Trump: "We are struck by deep sorrow", expressing condolences and sympathy "straight from my heart" to the victims and the injured. [Full Article...]

Portugal's deadliest fire kills 62 while fleeing the blaze

Portugal's deadliest fire kills 62 while fleeing the blaze Four of the firefighters were in critical condition on June 18, Paulo Santos, an operations and emergencies official with the National Relief Operations Command in Lisbon , told CNN . Dry thunderstorms were thought to have been the cause, according to the prime minister. "It is hard to say if they were fleeing the flames or were taken by surprise", Gomes said, speaking of the dead.Dry thunder... [Full Article...]

Iran Launches Missiles into Syria targeting ISIS

It would ake it easier for them to track weapons, money and troops to terrorist cells across the Middle East. The United States, he added, "is dealing with it defensively and reactively". USA -backed opposition fighters said Assad's forces have been attacking them in the northern province of Raqqa and warned that if such attacks continue, the fighters will take action. [Full Article...]

Kurdish reporter killed in Mosul blast

Islamic State fighters have been defending their remaining stronghold in the Old City of Mosul , moving stealthily along narrow back alleys as US -backed Iraqi forces slowly advance. Beirut, June 20, 2017-French cameraman Stephan Villeneuve and Iraqi fixer Bakhtiyar Haddad were killed in an explosion that also injured French journalists Veronique Robert and Samuel Forey as they covered Iraqi ... [Full Article...]

Qatar Airways CEO warns of 'lasting wound'

Qatar hosts a USA military base, Al-Udeid, which more than 11,000 United States and coalition forces are deployed or assigned to and from which more than 100 aircraft operate. "It is unfortunate that our neighbors have chosen to invest their time and resources in a baseless propaganda campaign against the state of Qatar", it said. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies

Ivanka Trump visits Capitol to talk family tax policies But "we should be prepared to move independently if it's not" a part of the overall tax reform bill, Rubio added. He praised the first daughter earlier in June for highlighting the American Enterprise Institute's series of blog posts on paid family leave . [Full Article...]

Russian fighter jet flies five feet from USA spy plane

Earlier, the USA military claimed the Russian jet had approached the USA plane in an unsafe way. The intercepts come a day after relations between the U.S. According to the FOXNews, since June 2, over 35 so-called interactions between American and Russian military aircraft and warships have been recorded in the Baltic Sea region . [Full Article...]

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar in show of support

Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al Thani, director of Qatar's Government Communications Office, said in a statement that the blockade, now entering its third week, is tearing at the social fabric of the Gulf. " Qatar will realize that this is a new state of affairs and isolation can last years ". Sheikh Mohammed also said that the economic impact on the Persian Gulf nation had so far proved minimal, how... [Full Article...]

Police release first images of 'indescribable' horror from inside burned-out Grenfell Tower

Police release first images of 'indescribable' horror from inside burned-out Grenfell Tower Experts believe the aluminum composite panels, which contain a plastic insulation material, may have helped spread the flames quickly up the outside of the tower. Trade Minister Greg Hands and Treasury chief Philip Hammond said in separate TV appearances that the cladding used on Grenfell seems to be prohibited by British regulations. [Full Article...]

Brexit timetable and negotiation plan revealed

LUXEMBOURG/BRUSSELS EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier assured Britons on Tuesday that he expects to compromise at times over the coming months as London and Brussels try to settle terms for British withdrawal from the European Union. Once sufficient progress is made on the initial set of issues, talks would continue on Britain's new relations with the EU. "Business groups can help with t... [Full Article...]

This Pakistan team can be more than a super power: Imran Khan

Amir bowled brilliantly but all my bowlers bowled really well. He said: "It's been an up and down ride for us but I'm just so proud of the boys". That came in a match in Karachi , Pakistan , in 2004 when the home team scored 344 - but amazingly, India won that match by five runs. [Full Article...]

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case

Implications For Texas As Supreme Court Considers Gerrymandering Case The Supreme Court has never tossed out a redistricting map based on concerns about partisan (as opposed to racial) gerrymandering. He said on Monday that Wisconsin's "redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional, and the district court should be reversed". [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to still want to travel to NKorea

Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group and was convicted of subversion. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier, who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. [Full Article...]

Dashcam video, other evidence in Philando Castile case released

Dashcam video, other evidence in Philando Castile case released Don't reach for it , then", Yanez says to Castile as he appears to reach for his own weapon. Yanez approaches the vehicle and informs Castile he pulled him over for an inoperable brake light. The jury heard two weeks of testimony and deliberated four-and-a-half days before finding Yanez not guilty . "And he was pulling it out with his right hand. [Full Article...]

Finsbury Park imam: 'I'm no hero' for protecting mosque attacker

Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster said he was appalled at the attack and assured Muslim leaders "of our prayers and support". She claimed he was "disturbed" and had been on medication for mental health problems. Prime Minister Theresa May and opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the mosque on Monday morning. Mohammed Kozbar said the attack early Monday morning was no diff... [Full Article...]

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea

McCain: Americans 'stupid' to travel to North Korea He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and hard labor, according to NPR News . Meanwhile, a spokesman for Hamilton County Coroner Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco said the office accepted the case of Otto Warmbier , who died Monday in a Cincinnati hospital. [Full Article...]

Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts

Alleged Shooter Volunteered During Sen. Sanders Presidential Campaign, Vermont's Delegation Reacts He said his prayers are with his good friend and DC roommate, Steve Scalise , as well as Capitol Police officers, members, staff and all those affected by the shooting. Capitol in 1998 and shot two Capitol Police officers. Hodgkinson's attack shocked those who knew him as a popular and "laid-back" blue-collar worker in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois. [Full Article...]


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