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Senate GOP Finds More Time to Revive Obamacare Repeal Bill

Most Senate Democrats and independents say upcoming legislation to rewrite the tax code should make sure the middle class doesn't pay more. Failure to deliver on what has been a core Republican pledge to voters for multiple election cycles would be a bitter pill for a party still licking its wounds over its inability - so far - to abolish former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. [Full Article...]

Trump swears in new White House chief of staff

That cuts against both Scaramucci's public pronouncement that he answered to the president and the impression he left that his relationship with the Donald Trump was more personal and closer than the average White House aide. Possible Trump-Russia collaboration is the subject of several Congressional investigations as well as a sweeping federal probe led by special counsel and former FBI directo... [Full Article...]

New female opposition leader quizzed on baby plans hours into job

New female opposition leader quizzed on baby plans hours into job She later added that in a "fair & equal society" it should be possible to be a mother and Prime Minister. New Zealand's opposition leader found herself at the centre of a row about her intention to have children during her first day in the job and won plaudits for rounding on male interviewers who insisted voters had a right to know. [Full Article...]

Rupee extends gain as RBI cuts repo rate

Rupee extends gain as RBI cuts repo rate The stellar rally by the major indices in the market and steady dollar unwinding by exporters led to an appreciation of the rupee . The increased FPI participation has resulted in the rupee gaining by as much as 6 percent since January. Doubts about the RBI's policy path reflect its longstanding caution on inflation. This is the first rate cut since October 2016 and the interest rate is now at ... [Full Article...]

Trump would have dictated the statement to her son

Meanwhile, taking aim at the US President, former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, who spent most of her teen years as a White House resident spoke out in support of the White House staff, thanking the "ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists", etc, for all the hard work they do. [Full Article...]

US Tells North Korea It Is Not An Enemy

Japanese footage of the North's latest test on Friday shows the missile's re-entry vehicle flew some 2,300 miles before crashing - which is higher and longer than ever before. "These deployments demonstrate the continued USA commitment to fulfill security responsibilities throughout the Western Pacific and to maintain peace in the region". [Full Article...]

Air Force tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenburg AFB

Air Force tests Minuteman III missile with launch from Vandenburg AFB The 30th Space Wing said the Minuteman 3 missile launched at 2:10 am Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base , northwest of Los Angeles. North Korea on Friday conducted a second test of an ICBM that could give it the capability to hit targets in the US. [Full Article...]

Portland heat wave: Worst-case scenario sees 109 degrees

Portland heat wave: Worst-case scenario sees 109 degrees The high will hit 105 degrees in most places by 5 p.m., breaking the daily record of 96 degrees in 1986. Early Wednesday , southwesterly breezes will usher in warm temperatures under a mostly clear sky, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. [Full Article...]

Facing the threat from North Korea: 5 essential reads

Facing the threat from North Korea: 5 essential reads U.S. President Donald Trump has been very outspoken about the need to stop North Korea from developing the nuclear programme. But, he says if push comes to shove, all options are on the table. Tillerson is travelling to Asia this week, where he will continue his drive to increase "peaceful pressure on the regime in North Korea to have them develop a willingness to sit and talk to us and others... [Full Article...]

Pro-Pyongyang paper accuses Moon of misjudging changing status of N. Korea

Pro-Pyongyang paper accuses Moon of misjudging changing status of N. Korea He said the USA hopes North Korea will return to the table for further negotiations but only if they accept as a precondition that "there is no future" for their nuclear weapons program or their efforts to develop missiles that can deliver nuclear warheads "to anyone in the region, much less to the homeland". [Full Article...]

Salty Scaramucci send-offs by late-night comics: View all 4 videos

The denizens of the Internet had a field day with Anthony Scaramucci's brief tenure as White House Communications director. Some of the finest cuts wouldn't come until the very end, however, when he was on the way out and folks remembered exactly who it was he worked for. [Full Article...]

James Comey Has Book Deal, Publication Set For Next Spring

James Comey Has Book Deal, Publication Set For Next Spring Flatiron says Comey will write about "what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions". The book is as yet untitled and Flatiron did not disclose the size of the advance. Bush. (The program was eventually restructured). Mueller's team is investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. In June 2016, Comey announced that while the bureau had co... [Full Article...]

Sunbathers killed after plane makes emergency landing on beach in Lisbon

Sunbathers killed after plane makes emergency landing on beach in Lisbon No one else is thought to have been hurt in the incident. The light aircraft made the emergency landing on Sao João beach in Costa da Caparica, near Lisbon this afternoon. "We are used to seeing small planes cruising across the shore along the beach near Lisbon". The cause of the emergency landing remains unclear. The plane appeared to have a partly broken left wing, which hung lower than th... [Full Article...]

Man Opens Fire At LA Chinese Consulate

Man Opens Fire At LA Chinese Consulate Police were called to Shatto Place and 4th Street around 6:10 a.m. on a report of a shooting. It was not immediately clear if there was any political motive, local media cited a police source as saying. They said he was found in his vehicle with a bullet wound to his chin. They said the consulate opened to the public on Tuesday as normal. Consulate officials told Xinhua the man was not Chi... [Full Article...]

Trump Launches "Real News" Program, Hosted By His Daughter, On Facebook

Trump Launches Lara - the wife of Trump's son, Eric - rattles off a litany of "accomplishments" during the two-minute clip, beginning with Trump's philanthropy. Lara Trump began by blasting the media, saying the viewers probably hadn't heard anything about the USA president's accomplishments because there's "so much fake news out there". [Full Article...]

Lionel Messi bids farewell to Barcelona teammate Neymar

Neymar swapped shirts with Sergio Ramos and spent 15 minutes inside the Real Madrid dressing room. "I hope it does happen, it'll be one less problem for us". "I speak with him every day, but not always about football", Alves said. I told him one thing, which is to be courageous. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's continued presence at Barca is rumoured to have been a factor in Neymar's decisio... [Full Article...]

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation attorney statement: White House

Trump 'weighed in' on son's Russian Federation attorney statement: White House The Washington Post reported on Monday that the president not only signed off on the statement but "personally dictated " it. He wanted the statement to say that the meeting had been initiated by the Russian lawyer and primarily was about her pet issue - the adoption of Russian children. [Full Article...]

Paul Ryan: 'It Is Time' for Border Wall With Mexico

CITY-Mexico denied assertions by U.S. President Donald Trump that his Mexican counterpart praised the U.S. administration's border policies, saying a phone call that Mr. "Instead, the use of sophisticated monitoring technology, air surveillance, and fencing could secure the border with what Trump could start calling a 'barrier, '" the New Yorker reported . [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham: President Trump Believes Military Action Against North Korea Is 'Inevitable'

Lindsey Graham: President Trump Believes Military Action Against North Korea Is 'Inevitable' Soldiers used the same procedures they would use in an actual combat scenario, according to the U.S. military. This marks the 15th successful intercept in 15 tests for the Thaad system, according to the MDA. So it goes with its lightning-quick push to flawless an intercontinental ballistic missile . Ultimately, the point of the North's program may have little to do with its leaders' belli... [Full Article...]

Robinson granted release from WKU

Robinson granted release from WKU He can transfer to any non-Conference USA program. The 6-foot-11 Robinson will have to sit out according to NCAA rules but could apply for a waiver to play next season once he signs with another university. Robinson originally committed to the Hilltoppers on June 29, 2016, and signed on with the program on November 9, 2016. The top-ten recruit left Bowling Green last week and the school then ann... [Full Article...]


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