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McConnell: GOP will 'continue to wrestle' with Obamacare replacement

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), another advocate of orchestrating separate votes on repealing and replacing the law, said "I don't think we're getting anywhere with the bill", even as McConnell and other GOP leaders have been cutting deals with moderates and conservatives that add hundreds of billions of dollars to the cost and preserve key elements of Obamacare.

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States without a plan: 11 US states haven't passed budgets

Both chambers recessed until at least Wednesday, and lawmakers say they'll try next week to find $2 billion-plus to cover the shortfall. He said he is meeting with his Cabinet to plan how the shutdown would work and expects that unlike in 2006 when Corzine allowed state parks to remain open, he would close them.

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Launch fails for Chinese heavy-lift carrier rocket

This is the second launch of the Long March-5 following its successful maiden mission in September previous year. A Long March 3B rocket launched the Chinasat-9A satellite into geostationary transfer orbit June 19. It was aimed at testing China's new Dongfanghong-5 (DFH- 5) satellite platform and carry out in-orbit experiments including Q/V band satellite communication, satellite-ground laser communication technologies and an advanced Hull electric propulsion system, according to Chinese ...

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China: Joint HK declaration with United Kingdom has no value

Thousands of Hong Kong Chinese settled in Vancouver in the late 1980s and early 90s because of uncertainty about what would happen when the United Kingdom handed the governance of Hong Kong over to the People's Republic of China on July 1, 1997.

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Forecasters say severe weather possible as storms move across state

Storms will be moving into the region from NY. "Expect wind to cause damage to trees, and power lines". Scattered storms are expected this afternoon and evening, but rain and thunderstorms will likely become more widespread tonight as a cold front approaches from the northwest.

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Murray pulls out of second Hurlingham exhibition

Andy Murray's sore hip is the latest in a string of health and injury problems the Scot has faced since becoming world number one last November. "You're nervous every time you go on a big stage", the world No134 said - although he might have been referring to some of the underground clubs in St Petersburg where he occasionally raps.

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Charges dropped against juveniles in Gatlinburg wildfires

Officials said because of the wind, it's highly unlikely and improbable that the fire would have left Great Smoky Mountains National Park and reached Gatlinburg. "Our firm's independent investigation revealed the Chimney Top fires did not cause the Gatlinburg fires beyond a reasonable doubt", he said. "This office would also like to thank and commend the hundreds of firefighters and police officers from the national, regional, state and local levels for their extraordinary bravery and courage ...

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FBI Arrests Man, Believes Missing U Of I Scholar Is Dead

The FBI believes Zhang to be dead , according to the News-Gazette. The University of Illinois Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation received numerous leads regarding the black Saturn Astra that surveillance video showed Yingying Zhang getting into on June 9, the agency said in a statement.

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GST will open India to new limitless possibilities: Jaitley

He further congratulated the Government of India, and extended his full support from the state of Maharashtra to the GST . Giving due credit to his allies, opponents and detractors, he maintained, " GST could be crystallized not due to one person or party but due to the collective efforts of all the statesmen".

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Trump interrupts speech at Energy Department to lash out at CNN

President Donald Trump took a break from talking about energy Thursday to blast CNN as " fake news". Trump plans to promote U.S. LNG exports at a meeting next week in Warsaw with a dozen leaders from central and eastern Europe, a region heavily reliant on Russian supplies.

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Small plane crashes onto California freeway

The pilot declared an emergency shortly after taking off from the airport and was trying to return when the crash occurred, Gregor said. Two people were injured in the small plane crash. The airfield is closed to arrival. A preliminary statement from a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman indicated the twin-engine Cessna 310 "crashed under unknown circumstances" short of Runway 20R as the aircraft was inbound to John Wayne Airport.

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Car-Ramming Attack at Mosque in Paris Fails, Man Arrested

However, police said no one was hurt as the man hit the barriers set up in-front of the mosque for protection. The mosque the man targeted was in the suburb of Creteil. 'We saw the vehicle go three times around the mosque, it was odd and all of a sudden it went very fast. Barriers surrounding the mosque stopped the man from succeeding with his attack.

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Germany Weakens G20 Climate Plan To Appease Trump, But Will It Work?

No vote on marriage equality, no coalition; no coalition, no chancellorship. "To me, marriage as defined in the German constitution means the marriage between husband and wife, and that is why I voted against the law today", she said .

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Gunman opens fire at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in New York City

The New York City mayor tweeted saying he was aware of the situation. Police were still trying to identify how many people had been shot. NBC New York is reporting that the suspect was dressed a doctor's coat upon entering the hospital.

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German police warned lawmakers of possible Turkish spying- German newspaper

Government spokesman Steffen Seibert confirmed in comments to Spiegel that Gabriel's position reflected that of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the federal government at large. Erdogan was expected to address the representatives of the Turkish community on the second day of the summit, the source noted. New tensions are rising between the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, whose ties were already strained, as Erdogan wants to hold a political rally in Germany on the sidelines of ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation agent pleads not guilty to lying in Finicum shooting

Those shots were fired by state troopers. On March 8, 2016, investigators ruled the troopers' use of force was justified . The inspector general of the U.S. In an extended video filmed from an airplane, vehicles carrying members of the group are seen being pulled over by police. Finicum got out of the pickup truck and encouraged law enforcement to shoot him.

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Mnuchin Announces Sanctions on Chinese Bank Over North Korea

The announcement comes as the Trump administration is seeking to up the pressure against North Korea as it continues to test missile technology and after it released an American college student from imprisonment who shortly died after returning to the U.S.

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Liu Xiaobo, wife not allowed to get treatment overseas: friends

Given the chilly relationship between Taiwan and China in recent times, observers here believe it would be highly unlikely that the Chinese authorities would agree to send Liu to Taiwan even if they allow him to go overseas for medical treatment.

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Trump to meet with Putin amid Russian Federation investigations

The meeting-which won't be formal but rather happen "on the sidelines"-was announced by national security adviser HR McMaster on Thursday". And sure enough, Trump and Putin will stand face-to-face for the first time when they attend next week's G-20 summit in Germany.

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DPRK slams S. Korean gov't for hostile attitude

Deputy State Secretary John Sullivan that the accord was "lauded by the global community". His nomination of Park Sang-ki, a legal scholar, came 11 days after his earlier candidate Ahn Kyong-whan withdrew after revelations he forged an ex-girlfriend's seal on a marriage licence application when he was young.

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If Russia meddled in our election, why didn't Obama stop it?

During Johnson's testimony , Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of SC asked the former homeland security secretary whether before he left the department in January he saw "any evidence that Donald Trump or any member of his campaign colluded, conspired, or coordinated with the Russians or anyone else to infiltrate or impact our voter infrastructure?" On the House side, the intelligence committee heard from former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson .

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Mizzou law professor outlines effects of Supreme Court decision

Comer. The rejection was based on a Missouri constitutional provision which, like those in some 36 other states , bars state aid to religious schools. Members of Congress also weighed in on the decision. "Religious freedom is central to the origin and identity of this country", Hatch said. Neither can it pass a law prohibiting the free exercise of religion.

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Netanyahu warns Iran to not threaten Israel

Guard spokesman Gen. Ramazan Sharif told The Associated Press on Tuesday the force's "local sources and drone films say that all the six missiles the Guard launched hit their targets". Washington also described those strikes as self-defence. The missiles were launched from Kermanshah in western Iran near the border with Iraq .

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Who is Trump's new lawyer, Jay Sekulow?

The obstruction-of-justice investigation of the president began days after Comey was sacked on May 9, according to people familiar with the matter. Kushner's current attorney said that discussions he had with other lawyers were to seek advice, not to replace his team .

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New wave of ransomware attacks leaves black screens

Maersk, a Dutch transport and logistics company, announced that "multiple sites and business units" had been shut down after a cyber attack, BBC reported. The spy agency has not publicly said whether it built Eternal Blue and other hacking tools leaked online by an entity known as Shadow Brokers. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether the patchwork was good enough or if the new ransomware was using the same vulnerabilities as WannaCry because not all people and organisations ...