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Ryan assures Republican senators House will not pass "skinny" Obamacare repeal

Things Americans think of as essential to care: insurance coverage for maternity care, emergency rooms, prescription drugs, mental health and addiction treatment. "Give America great healthcare!" "It's time to move on". There was an objection. "I would suggest we turn the page", Schumer said. "I would say to my dear friend, the majority leader, we are not celebrating".

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Why Anthony Scaramucci's Attack on Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon Matters

Mr Priebus found himself at the centre of a rift with recently appointed Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci . Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said he was "doing great" and dispelled rumors that he resigned under pressure after an extraordinary week in the Oval Office.

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Great weather for weekend events

Rain chances are up to 60%. Temperatures will reach a high of 18°C with a low of 13°C. Sunday is the brighter and warmer of the two weekend days with lots of sun and highs in the upper 70s-low 80s. The difference is that temperatures will manage to rise into the mid 80s, so it will be a little warmer. Dry weather continues for most of next week, with high temperatures in the low to mid 80s.

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Armed People Attack Residence of Kenya's Deputy President

According to the KTN News broadcaster, the Kenyan official left the residence situated at the administrative area of Sugoi just a few minutes before the incident. The armed attackers are said to have forced their way into the home shortly before 1pm on Saturday. "The injured officer is undergoing treatment and is in a stable condition", Boinnet said, adding that Ruto's house was secure.

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Venezuela Bans 'Public Assemblies' After Failing to End Protests

Maduro's regime has forbidden protests through Tuesday, saying violators will face prison terms of five to 10 years. He also called for the "unconditional release of all political prisoners in Venezuela , free and fair elections, restoration of the National Assembly, and respect for human rights in Venezuela ", a statement from his office said .

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911 audio: A snake is 'eating my nose'

Firefighters rescued the 45-year-old woman by chopping off the snake's head, officials said. The 911 dispatcher who took her call said she had never heard of anything like this before. The boa constrictor that had been wrapped around her neck was killed when a firefighter was able to cut off the head of the snake with a pocket knife.

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Iran Launches Satellite Into Space, Heightening Concerns About ICBM Program

Iran has pursued a satellite launch program for years. A satellite launch was reported in 2015, using a different class of rocket than the one mentioned in Thursday's claim. In the past decade, the country put into orbit several satellites fictitious, and in 2013 was sent to the space monkey. According to the United States Institute of Peace , the two programs do run on similar technology.

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Storms today and Friday, but weekend looks great

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Highs in the lower 90's. By Saturday , the low will recede and high pressure will take its place. North wind 6 to 11 miles per hour becoming light and variable in the evening. The overnight low will be around 57. Tuesday is mostly sunny, more humid, and warmer.

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US Hits Iran With Sanctions After 'Provocative' Space Launch

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin cast the sanctions as part of an ongoing USA effort to aggressively oppose Iran's ballistic missile activity, including what he called a "provocative space launch " carried out by the Islamic Republic on Thursday.

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Justice Department: LGBT Workplace Discrimination Is Allowed Under Civil Rights Law

The Department of Justice argued in a legal brief filed on Wednesday that the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 offers no protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation. Sexual orientation, however, is not mentioned. Although another federal agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , filed its own brief supporting Mr.

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3-year-old Long Island twins drown in backyard pool

First responders were called to their home on Holly Court in Melville around 8:45 a.m. When police arrived at her home, they found Anthony in the pool, according to the department's press release . "That child was pulled from the pool and we began live-saving treatment on the second child also". Both boys were pronounced dead at Plainview Hospital.

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Three dead as Venezuela's anti-Maduro strike goes into second day

The US must abandon its interventionist policy towards Venezuela and steer clear of the internal affairs of other Latin American countries, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in a message to Donald Trump while speaking to RT. The clash between the government and the opposition became a constitutional crisis since January 2016, when the latter won control of the National Assembly and ended a 17-year control by former president Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro .

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Saakashvili Promises to Fight for Ukrainian Citizenship

Since Saakashvili can not return to Ukraine and is in danger of being extradited to Georgia, Poroshenko's decision was created to force Saakashvili "to take an asylum in America and forget about Ukrainian politics", Leshchenko said. Saakashvili also said that by annulling his citizenship, Poroshenko "signed off on his own demise". It said Georgia had provided "materials on Mikhail Saakashvili " to Ukrainian prosecutors which the migration service then studied and passed to the presidential ...

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Iran May be Declared Non-Compliant With Nuclear Deal Next Time

President Donald Trump initially balked at signing off on the recommendation of key advisers, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. European Union officials have criticized the bill in recent days, concerned in particular with language from the original Senate version that would negatively impact Europe's energy sector.

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Rex Tillerson has no plans to step down, official says

He said he would remain as the nation's top diplomat "as long as the president lets me". Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be "taking a little time off" amid rumors of a rift with President Donald Trump and a staffing shortage at the State Department, as well as several crises overseas.

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Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

I have one question for the president and also for prime minister. Trump said that had former president Barack Obama enforced his red line and taken action against Syria when Bashar Assad used chemical weapons in 2013, "I don't believe you'd have Russian Federation and I don't believe you'd have Iran to anywhere near the extent, and maybe not at all, in Syria today".

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Pentagon Suspects North Korean Missile Test May Be Imminent

Intelligence officials believe that Pyongyang will possess a reliable and intercontinental missile that will carry nuclear weapons next year, a report published by the Republican legislative arm shows that the U.S. I have grown increasingly alarmed that North Korea is acting with a greater sense of urgency than we are. "What we're seeing right now is an attempt by Pyongyang to blackmail the western community, and we just won't let them", said Gorka.

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Petrol diesel and hybrid cars to be banned by 2040

He signalled that he may support a limited scrappage scheme in the capital to help low-income families ditch their dirty diesel cars but opposed a wide-ranging one, stressing that such measures were generally poor value for money. However, some environmental groups have criticized the proposals, saying it does not go far enough to reduce high levels of air pollution. Moves including scrapping new diesel and petrol cars from 2040 and £255m for councils to tackle air pollution locally have ...

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Sushma Swaraj interrupted by Opposition in Parliament

In June 2014, it was reported that Islamic State militants had abducted 40 Indian labourers - all them from low-income families in Punjab - from a construction site near Mosul. "Otherwise there will be bodies, are the bodies in shape to do a DNA test..." she said. The Foreign Affairs minister reminding the case of the Vietnam War said that the U.S.

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Read the Tweet That Got Chrissy Teigen Blocked by Donald Trump

Chrissy Teigen has found herself added to the list of celebrities blocked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, according to a tweet from the model. Teigen is not above trolling and clapping back, when necessary. Well, it definitely wasn't her most critical tweet, but it clearly did the job. Buzzfeed quoted Teigen recently as saying: "If you go back, I've been trolling [Trump] for about five to seven years now".

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Trump praises work on United Kingdom trade deal, says European Union 'protectionist'

Rushing into a "politically attractive" trade deal with the USA risks exposing British firms to hostile takeovers from cash-rich, "predatory" cash-rich American firms. Concern about the safety of the chlorine washes used by United States chicken producers to kill bacteria including salmonella has always been a sticking point in transatlantic trade discussions.

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Parents of Charlie Gard end legal battle with United Kingdom hospital

He added: "These are issues which cry out for settlement". But the couple broke down in tears as their lawyer Grant Armstrong told the court: "It is no longer in Charlie's best interest to pursue this course of treatment ". However, the case might be over yet, as the couple's lawyers returned to the High Court today. What condition does Charlie have? The hospital said Professor Hirano had not taken the opportunity to see Charlie until last week, despite being offered the chance to do ...

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US Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Persian Gulf

The Iranians reportedly didn't respond to any warnings including radio calls, the firing of flares, and warning sirens. "This morning, a U.S. Navy ship in the north of the Persian Gulf sailed toward an IRGC Navy's patrol ship, which was patrolling in worldwide waters, and fired two shots into the air with the aim of provocation and intimidation", the IRGC said in the statement.

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EU Believes New US Anti-Russian Sanctions Might Break G7 Unity

The Reuters news agency said European Union diplomats would consider adding four Russian individuals and entities to a blacklist after it emerged that these had helped to smuggle electricity turbines sold by German firm Siemens to the Ukrainian peninsula, which Russia annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

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Vatican Shuts Off Historical Fountains Amid Italy Drought

The Eternal City's famous public drinking fountains, known as "big noses" have already been targeted with shut offs because of the drought, though groups such as the Red Cross criticized the move for its effect on Rome's homeless. " This is the Vatican's way of living [in] solidarity with Rome, trying to help Rome get through this crisis ", Burke added. Rome's ancient water systems have served drinking and ornamental fountains for thousands of years.