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IDF strikes Syrian targets in retaliatory attack

IDF strikes Syrian targets in retaliatory attack Israel has fired at Syrian army positions after projectiles launched from Syrian territory landed on the Israeli side of the border, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said on Twitter. A mortar shell was identified near the security fence in the northern Golan Heights, which is believed to be the projectile launched from the war-torn country. [Full Article...]

Hannibal Buress Pays Look-Alike To Go To Movie Premiere In His Place

Hannibal Buress Pays Look-Alike To Go To Movie Premiere In His Place At last, Spidey was home. Holland reprises his role after making his debut as the teenage web-slinger in Captain America: Civil War . But that connection will be even more explicit than we thought: according to producer Amy Pascal , the opening of Spider-Man Homecoming 2 (or whatever it ends up being called) will pick up only "a few minutes" after the events of Avengers 4 . [Full Article...]

Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics

Bill Cassidy a target of Senate health care bill's critics Trump supported the version of the health care bill that passed the House of Representatives, but last week called that same version "mean". But the bill's supporters were battling a dire internal threat: reluctant Republicans. Phillips and other aides to the Koch network told Reuters they want to see the Senate bill do more to roll back Obamacare's expansion of the Medicaid program for poor... [Full Article...]

Meeting with President Donald Trump in a few hours

That's according to a congressional aide and an industry representative speaking to The Associated Press. But Washington and New Delhi share concerns about China's rise as a military power. Touted as the biggest taxation reform since Independence, GST will unify 16 different taxes including excise, service tax and VAT, and transform India into a single market for seamless movement of goods and... [Full Article...]

After Vote, Party Leaders Say Perimeter Remains Battleground

After Vote, Party Leaders Say Perimeter Remains Battleground But some rank-and-file House Democrats scoffed at such explanations and raised questions about Pelosi's continued leadership. Republican ads in Georgia called out minority leader Nancy Pelosi as a rich San Francisco liberal, out of touch with the needs of middle America. [Full Article...]

Ron Johnson on GOP health care bill

In another important dynamic, lawmakers were awaiting a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office of the measure's price tag and the number of people who might lose coverage if it is enacted. Johnson was one of four senators who said Thursday, hours after the plan became public, that they were "not ready to vote for this bill". Addressing reporters Sunday, the Senate's No. [Full Article...]

Former Obama aide: 'We followed the book' on Russian meddling

Former Obama aide: 'We followed the book' on Russian meddling WHY?" Debate stirred by new Washington Post reporting that linked interference in last year's election more directly than ever before to Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed how political considerations for two administrations have allowed Moscow to avoid paying a significant price for an attempt to manipulate the United States election on an unprecedented scale. [Full Article...]

Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on U.S. health-care bill

Unless those holdouts can be swayed, their numbers are more than enough to torpedo the measure developed in private by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., and deliver a bitter defeat for the president. "So, we have 142 pages to go through", she said. "Cassidy's public statements have raised the most concerns and objections about the bill that passed the House, and he's been very cle... [Full Article...]

'Predictable from Gatland': Steve Hansen disappointed by Lions coach's comments

'Predictable from Gatland': Steve Hansen disappointed by Lions coach's comments With the test series now underway, most eyes have turned to that contest and a midweek match is more a distraction than a supporting act to the main event. All Blacks head coach Hansen has not reacted well to the accusations though, and he phoned into New Zealand's Radio Sport to respond to what he described were "disappointing" comments, before adding that Gatland should know better as a f... [Full Article...]

Police Forcibly Removed Healthcare Bill Protesters Outside Senator Mitch McConnell's Office

Police Forcibly Removed Healthcare Bill Protesters Outside Senator Mitch McConnell's Office Some of the protesters were yelling "no cuts to Medicaid" as they were being led away by police. In March, a protest of around 40 people, the majority of them in wheelchairs, shut down the Capitol Rotunda for around an hour while demonstrators railed against the AHCA. [Full Article...]

Study links rise in vehicle crashes with marijuana states

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2014, and OR and Washington legalized it in 2015. Gagnon said it is important for lawmakers to keep an eye on whether ME sees the same increase in accidents highlighted in the Highway Loss Data Institute study . [Full Article...]

N Ireland party leader 'delighted' with UK deal

After losing their majority, the Tories have now made a confidence and supply agreement with the DUP to prop up a minority government. The deal signed today will see 10 DUP MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes in return for £1bn extra money pumped into Northern Ireland over the next two years , that's alongside an extra £500m of previously announced funds. [Full Article...]

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide — United Nations refugee agency Of this number, 22.5 million are refugees - those forced to leave their country; 40.3 million are displaced persons or those who find temporary shelter within the same country; and 2.8 million are asylum seekers - people who have fled their country and are seeing global protection as refugees . [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Justices side with government in property rights case

Supreme Court Justices side with government in property rights case After all , the Court's 1962 Baker v. Carr one-person-one-vote decision on districting had been an unprecedented intervention in the American political process, but also one that could be implemented by a simple formula yielding consistent outcomes and little need for ongoing supervision (take the number of people in a state and divide by the number of districts). [Full Article...]

Trump scrambles for GOP health votes; budget score looms

During a news conference earlier in the week, the advocacy group and other organizations that are critical of the Republican health proposals urged people to call Cassidy's office and tell him to oppose the legislation. "I have a hard time believing Wisconsin constituents or even myself will have enough time to properly evaluate this". Ron Johnson is one of the five GOP senators who ... [Full Article...]

15 arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory

15 arrested in India for celebrating Pakistan's Champions Trophy victory Pakistan will also receive more than Rs 20 crore from the International Cricket Council as Champions Trophy prize money. Pakistan's former captain Shahid Afridi has asked the national team to build on its ICC Champions Trophy 2017 triumph and show more consistency in the future. [Full Article...]

ICC Women's World Cup 2017 kicks off today

International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive David Richardson said earlier this week, "I know that it's easier to be more competitive in the T20 format than it is in the 50-over one, but I think this tournament will show the talent that is available out there". [Full Article...]

Bengaluru Start-Up CEO Loses Arm In Crocodile Attack, Now Faces A Penalty

Bengaluru Start-Up CEO Loses Arm In Crocodile Attack, Now Faces A Penalty The dogs were not on a leash and scampered off into the water. Dandwate, originally from Nagpur , was out on a trekking expedition, along with a friend and two pet dogs. "Dandwate had to battle with it for a while before it let go of his arm". The friend immediately took Dandwate to Sagar Hospital. He was rushed to the nearby hospital by the guards and later shifted to Hosmat Hospital where he ... [Full Article...]

Disabled Trumpcare Protesters Dragged Away From McConnell's Office

Disabled Trumpcare Protesters Dragged Away From McConnell's Office As a group of 13 Republican senators-all of them both white and male-continue to craft in secret their version of a major healthcare overhaul bill, a new analysis shows these lawmakers have received approximately double the amount of campaign contributions from the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries than their Senate colleagues who have been so far excluded from the process . [Full Article...]

Greek government praises deal with creditors

Greek government praises deal with creditors Euro. Speaking after a meeting of the eurozone's 19 finance ministers, Euclid Tsakalots said the country can "look forward with much greater confidence". "We don't want the ideal to be the enemy of the good". Schaeuble said on Thursday that it would be up to the budget committee of the Bundestag to decide whether full parliamentary approval was needed, but that he did not believe the deal wa... [Full Article...]


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