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Vote on Senate health care bill delayed amid lack of support

Donald Trump has suffered an embarrassing setback on a key campaign pledge after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act . The bill also preserves some entitlements, scaring off Cruz and Paul who want a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act. That is the number of Republican senators who must back the bill for it to survi... [Full Article...]

GOP's 2018 Strategy: Continue Linking Dem Candidates to Pelosi

GOP's 2018 Strategy: Continue Linking Dem Candidates to Pelosi Republicans plan to use House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi against Democrats in next year's midterm elections, according to The Hill . "Every attack provokes a massive reaction that is very encouraging to me from my members, from our supporters outside and across the country", she told reporters, touting her fundraising and organizational prowess and accusing her critics of acting out of "per... [Full Article...]

Trump says it's 'OK' if health bill doesn't pass

Disabled American Veterans and AMVETS also are expressing concern about the Senate legislation backed by President Donald Trump . Trump was his boosterish self at the meeting with Republican senators this afternoon, but he knows and cares so little about the details that I'm told he would agree with whatever was said , even if senators were directly contradicting one another. [Full Article...]

US military wounded in Afghanistan attack

US military wounded in Afghanistan attack Three American soldiers were killed during a joint U.S. US soldiers were shot and wounded in a potential insider attack a base in northern Afghanistan, officials said. The attack comes exactly one week after three US soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded in Peka Valley, Nangarhar province, in eastern Afghanistan in an insider attack. [Full Article...]

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia

Senate passes new sanctions on Iran, Russia The fresh sanctions would also see Russian mining, metals, shipping and railways affected, with the Senate also planning on putting into law some previous sanctions touching Russian energy projects and debt financing. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a joint press conference in Moscow, Russia, on April 12, 2017. "I would hope to allow the diplomatic efforts to attempt to make so... [Full Article...]

Car Bomb Targets Afghan Bank, 29 Reported Killed

Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the Helmand governor, put the toll at 22 dead and 50 injured, but he said those figures were certain to increase as the identification of the remains continued. President Ashraf Ghani called the attack deplorable, and assailed the attackers as "enemies of humanity". "He denied that Afghanistan could become a haven for foreign militants seeking to attack the Uni... [Full Article...]

Facing revolt on healthcare bill, US Senate Republicans delay vote

By the close of business on Tuesday, nine Republican senators announced they opposed the bill. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. But, Tuesday's announcement was still a rare setback for McConnell - an applauded Senate tactician - who has pushed his party to fall in line countless times before. [Full Article...]

India not much affected by global malware attack yet: Prasad

India not much affected by global malware attack yet: Prasad It said, "We are responding to the situation to contain and limit the impact and uphold operations". The group said it is working on a technical recovery plan with key IT partners and global cybersecurity agencies, and is continuing to assess and manage the situation "to minimize the impact on our operations, customers and partners from the current situation". [Full Article...]

GST: Relief for Amazon, Flipkart and other E-commerce

GST: Relief for Amazon, Flipkart and other E-commerce The government will not keep any tax on the exports of the goods and services. It is of course one of the biggest tax reforms the country has ever seen and what it does is simplify the way both consumers and the manufacturers do business while also bringing in equanimity. [Full Article...]

Indictments Come In Laquan McDonald Case

Indictments Come In Laquan McDonald Case It alleges the officers lied about the events of October 20, 2014, when Officer Jason Van Dyke shot the black teenager 16 times. The city concealed police dashcam video of the shooting, amid an investigation by March that initially cleared Van Dyke of any wrongdoing. [Full Article...]

President Trump Has Already Tarnished America's Image

President Trump Has Already Tarnished America's Image Globally, 75 percent of respondents described Trump as "arrogant", 65 percent as "intolerant" and 62 percent as "dangerous". Fifty-eight percent of those polled said they had a favorable opinion of the American people. He believes that dislike for Trump by journalists and analysts makes it more hard to be objective about Trump's foreign policy. The President's character was also a factor in his ... [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans delay voting on repealing Obamacare till after Fourth of July

The caucus can afford to lose only two of their members, and before the vote was delayed, several senators stated they would oppose even a procedural vote on the bill this week. Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., told reporters , "I would not bet against Mitch McConnell ". "He is very, very good at getting things through the Senate even with this razor-thin majority". [Full Article...]

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks The virus crippled computers running Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, then demanded $300 in bitcoin payments to restore access. The full scope of damage wouldn't be known until Thursday when everyone gets back to work, Zhora said. Dutch shipping and energy company Maersk similarly reported a cyberattack Tuesday, as did Russia's Rosnoft bank. [Full Article...]

NZ authorities unsure if cyber attack Petya Ransomware has hit the country

The ransomware virus crippled computers running Microsoft Corp's Windows by encrypting hard drives and overwriting files, then demanded US$300 (RM1,286) in bitcoin payments to restore access. How does a ransomware work and how does a computer get infected with it? But analysts at cyber security firm Kaspersky Labs said they had traced the infections to "a new ransomware that has not been ... [Full Article...]

Modi's US Visit: Congress claims the joint statement is 'disappointing'

Modi came to Washington with an armaments shopping list that includes Predator drones, fighter jets and US help with India's plans for a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. PM Modi thanked President Trump for the welcome and said the way he and the First Lady welcomed him, it is a welcome of the 1.25 billion Indians. During the delegation-level meeting, the two leaders touched upon various top... [Full Article...]

Modi-Trump meeting: No discussion on H1B during talks between two leaders

President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday. Although Modi's two-day Washington visit, which began June 25, is lower-key than his previous three trips to the US since he took office in 2014, it has included plenty of face-time with Trump. [Full Article...]

Trump Hails US-India Relationship After Meetings With Modi

Trump Hails US-India Relationship After Meetings With Modi Ficci President Pankaj Patel said, "We are glad that the confidence in the US-India partnership is reinstated during his (Modi's) meetings with President Donald Trump and there is a commitment to intensify the economic cooperation as well as advance the principles of free and fair trade". [Full Article...]

U.S. military post lockdown lifted with no shooter found

U.S. military post lockdown lifted with no shooter found Redstone spokesperson Christopher Colster said that the lock down was not a drill, and that there weren't any injuries immediately reported. "In one of our buildings this morning there were reports of an active shooter ". 'This exercise will also encompass training at multiple facilities on USAG-R but primarily at the Sparkman Center, USATA buildings and AMRDEC. Close to 40,000 people work on... [Full Article...]

No link between Palestinian Jerusalem attackers and any armed group: Israeli police

No link between Palestinian Jerusalem attackers and any armed group: Israeli police In its statement ISIS said the attack was "revenge for the religion of Allah and the sanctities of the violated Muslims". The Israeli army on Saturday denied any Daesh link to Friday's attacks in East Jerusalem where three Palestinians and an Israeli policewoman were killed. [Full Article...]

Pope Francis: Deep down - Christian life is so simple

Pope Francis: Deep down - Christian life is so simple Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on Christian hope, we now look to the example of the martyrs. "In times of hardship, one must believe that Jesus stands before us and he does not cease to accompany his disciples". This, the Pope said, is the pattern of our Christian life because everyone, "even lay people, must bless others, speak well of God and of others". Reflecting on ... [Full Article...]


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