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by | June 23, 2017 | 12:27

Though the two incidents were nominally unrelated, they have a common cause: the drive by Iran and Russian Federation, along with their Syrian and Iraqi Shiite clients, to dominate the space that will be left when the Islamic State is driven from its capital of Raqqa in eastern Syria , which is under assault from US -backed Kurdish and Syrian Arab forces.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:26

The Republican version would repeal the mandates the Affordable Care Act imposed, Republicans would propose to give states more latitude to opt out of Obamacare regulations. The bill can still undergo changes, and Toomey says he'll examine it and welcome feedback. The reason is simply that too many otherwise healthy people will simply wait until they get sick to sign up.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:25

The US military said it had shot down an armed, Iranian-made drone that had been bearing down on its forces near a garrison in Syria's south-east on Tuesday, in the latest sign of increasingly frequent confrontation with Damascus and its allies.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:24

Late Wednesday night, the Senate and Assembly ended their regularly scheduled legislative session without resolving two key issues that have been stalemated for months: renewal of laws giving the mayor of NY control of the city's schools and authorizing dozens of counties - including Nassau and Suffolk - to continue imposing sales taxes.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:24

The Supreme Court accepted the case from Wisconsin, where a divided panel of three federal judges past year ruled that the state's Republican leadership in 2011 pushed through a plan so partisan it violated the Constitution's First Amendment and equal rights protections.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:19

This week's contestants are a former top investigator with a decades-long record of accomplishment while serving under both Democratic and Republican administrations, and a commander-in-chief who has - among other things - falsely claimed his presidential predecessor was Kenyan, boasted that his modestly attended inauguration attracted record crowds, complained erroneously that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election (which he won), implied that Republican ...

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:16

Any changes will be reviewed by a conference committee from both chambers, after which the bill will be voted upon by the House and Senate. Release of the 142-page proposal aimed at repealing Mr Obama's Affordable Care Act ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:11

Last month, armed militants stormed NKB branch in southeastern Paktia province leaving at least three people. For years Helmand province was at the centre of Western military intervention in Afghanistan . The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on June 21 published a new report which concluded that the security situation in Afghanistan remains "intensely volatile".

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:13

Another five trucks of food will be sent from the southern Hatay province after the Eid al-Fitr, the end of Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, according to the head of Hatay Aid Association Rahmi Vardi. Not only must Qatar shut down the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, the list says, but also all of its affiliates. Supported by Qatar's government, Al-Jazeera is one of the most widely watched Arabic channels, but it has long drawn the ire of Mideast governments for airing alternative ...

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:06

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she favors more money for the U.S. Capitol Police, which is seeking an 8 percent increase to almost $427 million for next year. The teams also knelt in prayer at second base while the crowd chanted, "USA". Hodgkinson had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media.

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:00

On June 19, ThinkProgess reported on this lack of front page coverage (which had continued beyond June 14) and noted that it was also a problem with local papers in areas that supported President Donald Trump - areas which ThinkProgress noted would be "hit hardest by Trumpcare".

by | June 23, 2017 | 12:01

More significantly, ends Medicaid's longtime status as an open-ended entitlement, with Washington paying a share of what each state spends. Obama then declared that the GOP bill "will do you harm" if "there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family" and "small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:56

Police have said that it is believed the middle-aged man, who neighbors say recently separated from the mother of his children, acted alone, and there is no known link to any far-right organization. "They were very nervous, shouting very loud, trying desperately to make some signs to a police auto that was. just passing the road", she told CNN.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:58

Foreign ministry spokeperson Maria Zakharova said earlier on June 22 that Russian Federation does not have proof of Baghdadi's death. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, commenting on the news, said he could not give firm proof that the IS leader was indeed killed.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:42

Security forces were working to identify the weapons in the vehicle, and they are investigating "the individual's past and see what motives pushed him to take action", Collomb said. France's anti-terror prosecution service has launched an investigation into the attack. A driver armed with weapons and explosives reportedly rammed into a police van in Paris Monday afternoon as bystanders on Champs-Élysées Boulevard stood and watched the terrifying event unfold.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:41

Senior administration officials said in a media briefing Thursday afternoon that President Trump will ban people-to-people travel to Cuba for individual Americans. The influx in Americans going to see the sights has resulted in the rebirth of cruises and air service from the U.S.to the island, with nonstop flights available from NY to Havana.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:43

But while Thomas and Landa are in, there are noticeable absences from the nine-man group, with Wout Poels and Ian Stannard left out along with Peter Kennaugh. Geraint Thomas , Mikel Landa , Milan-San Remo victor Michal Kwiatkowski and Paris-Nice victor Sergio Henao have been named in Team Sky's line-up for the 2017 edition of the Tour.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:42

Capitol Police who were providing security for Scalise immediately returned fire, killing him. The FBI offered little insight into the gunman's motive other than to say 66-year-old James Thomas Hodgkinson "was struggling with a lot of aspects of his life", said Timothy Slater, an FBI special agent-in-charge at the Washington field office, during a press conference .

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:35

Thankfully, the executive order never went into effect, because of a lawsuit by 26 states and an injunction ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court previous year. The action allows undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S.as children (during a certain time period) to remain in the country , attend school, and work, if they meet certain requirements.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:30

Russia disputed claims that its aircraft was at fault during the encounter and said it intercepted two U.S. reconnaissance aircraft as they "approached the Russian state border". There have been more than 30 interactions between Russian and USA aircraft and ships near the Baltic Sea since the beginning of June, a United States official told CNN .

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:23

He was airlifted to the trauma center and nearly immediately underwent surgery to try to stop the bleeding. Dr. Jack Sava, who treated Scalise at the hospital, said Friday that the representative arrived at the hospital "with an imminent risk of death".

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:24

Mike Lee, R-Utah; and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said in a statement Thursday afternoon. We have to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a health care system that lowers costs, increases access, and isn't run by the government. "I'm also going to reserve judgement obviously until we get a CBO score". Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, the bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:21

On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-regime forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:22

Perriello said at a party in Falls Church. Perriello nonetheless drew major support from the Sanders wing of the party, and coverage of the race often cast it as a fight between the Democratic progressive and centrist wings . Gov. Terry McAulliffe, the man who hopes to be replaced by Northam when his term ends in January, endorsed him past year. The governor, Terry McAuliffe , is backing his deputy.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:22

US special forces have been training Syrian opposition fighters at the At Tanf base for more than a year. "Multiple military actions of USA aviation under the guise of fighting terrorism against the legal military of a state that is a member of the United Nations are a flagrant violation of worldwide law and constitute de facto military aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic", the ministry said , according to The Washington Post .

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:18

The US-led global coalition later confirmed the incident in a statement, saying the armed drone was downed "after it displayed hostile intent and advanced on Coalition forces" that "were manning an established combat outpost to the northeast of At Tanf where they are training and advising partner ground forces in the fight against ISIS".

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:15

Vale, assistant director in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, said the shooter acted alone and the case is being investigated as an assault on a member of Congress, not as a terrorist incident. Steve Scalise (R-LA), two U.S. Capitol Police officers, and two others who were helping lawmakers get ready for an annual charity baseball game. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack.

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:17

May spoke before Parliament following Queen Elizabeth II's Queen's Speech , a traditional address laying out the government's intentions before a new session of the U.K. Sixty-eight one and two-bedroom flats have been acquired at the Kensington Row development, it added. "Secondly, they need to be re-housed permanently and thirdly, they need a long-term care package - people who'll always be there for them".

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:08

Under the new regulations, educational travel must be with a group. Paap said his farm group and others will continue to promote exports to Cuba because trade is good for American agriculture and farm-related jobs. He said the USA would consider lifting those and other restrictions only after Cuba returned fugitives and made a series of other internal changes including freeing political prisoners, allowing freedom of assembly and holding free elections.

by | June 23, 2017 | 10:59

Those who arrived after the cut-off date will have a "grace period" of up to two years, during which they can apply for another form of immigration status, such as a work permit. Quoting John Lennon , he said that when people asked him if he thought there was any possibility of the United Kingdom remaining a member, he replied: "The European Union was built on dreams that seemed impossible to achieve".

by | June 23, 2017 | 11:03

That's according to a list obtained by The Associated Press from one of the countries involved in the dispute. "We understand a list of demands has been prepared and coordinated by the Saudis, Emiratis, Egyptians and Bahrainis", the Tillerson statement said.

by | June 23, 2017 | 10:52

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are scheduled to play their women's singles second round matches later in the day. The women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy snatched a game off the seventh-seeded Japanese team of Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto but went down fighting in the end, 21-18, 18-21, 13-21 in a one-hour five-minute battle.

by | June 23, 2017 | 10:50

Warmbier graduated from the school in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming as salutatorian in 2013. He will be buried later in the day at a local cemetery. North Korean officials said Warmbier had contracted botulism and was given a sleeping pill and fell into a coma last April from which he never awoke.

by | June 23, 2017 | 10:50

Despite bitter criticism and personal attacks, most have continued to operate, many with a degree of support from US individuals and foundations that would have been impossible before the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. Lauderdale, Fla., and Santa Clara, Cuba , became the first commercial flight in 55 years between the two long-time foes. As part of the agreement, the two countries reopened embassies in each other's capitals.

by | June 23, 2017 | 10:50

A low-profile Dalit leader who held various organisational positions in the BJP , Kovind, 71, was made the Bihar governor in 2015 after the NDA came to power in May 2014. The Opposition - Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI), and other parties - met yesterday to discuss the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) decision on Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind, following which they announced their candidate.