President Trump: Congress not 'that far off' from passing health care overhaul

Nevada senator Dean Heller has become the fifth Republican to come out in opposition to the current draft version of the Senate healthcare bill . But it then allows states to opt out of that requirement. A comparison of the Senate health care bill with the Affordable Care Act. Vilsack particularly objects to the cuts in Medicaid expansion in the Senate bill , which he claims would hurt rural Iowa-especially hospitals.

Tom Price promises GOP won't pull 'rug out' on health care

Brian Sandoval in Las Vegas. "I have very serious concerns about the bill", Collins told ABC's George Stephanopoulos . It was not immediately clear whether the group intends to back a primary challenger to Heller. Already, Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen is preparing to challenge him. - Gives each state a fixed amount of Medicaid funding, forcing states to make cuts when money runs out.

Three detained for allegedly damaging Sabarimala temple flag post

Visuals captured in CCTV cameras showed three miscreants pouring an unidentified liquid on the base of the flag post. The new flag post was donated by a business group from Andhra Pradesh. Initial investigations have revealed that the chemical used to damage the mast is likely to be mercury. Authorities are now working to find the real motive for the chemical attack.

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra Celebrations Begin Amid Tight Security

The Pahandi and other rituals like Mangala Arati, Mailama, Tadapalagi, Rosha Homa, Abakasha, Surya Puja, chariots' inauguration were followed by a procession of deities from temple sanctum to the chariots. Director General of police K B Singh said adequate security arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of the festival. The festival marks the age-old annual journey of the three deities from the 12th century Jagannath temple at Puri in Odisha, to their aunt's residence in the ...

Georgia Police Capture Escaped Inmates After Three Day Hunt

Officials said that Rowe and Dubose overpowered and killed Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue on Tuesday on a bus that carried 33 prisoners southeast of Atlanta. Police say they forced their way into an elderly couple's home at gunpoint on Kingree Road in Bedford County. The Tennessee authorities took the two into custody.

NBC Analysis: 5 Ramifications of an Investigation Into Trump

The transition official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to discuss post-election decisions publicly. "This Russian investigation has gone nowhere, so they're coming up with new charges", said Jay Sekulow, one of President Trump's attorneys.

North Korea says it's 'biggest victim' in U.S. student's death

While the US officials stressed agreement on the goal of North Korean denuclearization, the talks also dealt with China's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea, with the Americans reaffirming opposition to Beijing's militarization of islands it is building in the strategic waterway.

Pak identifies abducted Chinese nationals as 'preachers'

However, the couple had instead gone to Quetta where they pretended to learn Urdu from a Korean businessman and engaged in "evangelical activities", Khan was apparently told in the meeting. "Islamic State fighters killed two Chinese people they had been holding in Baluchistan province, southwest Pakistan", Amaq was quoted as announcing in a statement.

Grimes: No Evidence of Cyberattacks Against Kentucky's Election Systems

Specifically, Johnson was questioned about whether the DHS helped the DNC after learning about possible Russian hacking. On June 21, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

EU Leaders criticize United Kingdom offer

The EU wants the European Commission to monitor the implementation of those rights and have the European Court of Justice (ECJ) - the EU's top court, which is despised by Brexiteers - to protect and enforce the rights. "What we have set out to do is to create a status nearly equivalent to the same as British citizens", Davis said. Many opponents of Brexit - the "Remainers" - would rejoice, though a reluctant and divided member of the EU could hinder European attempts at further ...

US Muslim girl's murder seen as hate crime

The center was so full that the service overflowed into the parking lot in the 80 degree heat. "It could have been me", said Yasmin Ali. A large group gathered in Dupont Circle and around several major cities to honor Nabra , who was killed during a suspected road rage incident as she walked to a mosque in Fairfax County early Sunday morning, according to police .

Trump signs order expanding labor apprenticeships

Trump also took a tour of the school that included a stop at a classroom filled with tool and die machines. Joined in Wisconsin by daughter Ivanka Trump , Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, Trump described his push to get private companies and universities to pair up and pay the cost of such arrangements.

Big Papi's No. 34 retired by Red Sox in emotional ceremony

Boston Red Sox's Mitch Moreland celebrates his solo home run with Hanley Ramirez (13) during the second inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels , Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Boston. It was pretty awesome". Ortiz asked for No. 34 when he arrived in Boston before the 2003 season because he wanted to honor Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett.

Sens. Susan Collins, Rand Paul express doubts about Senate health care bill

The KFF poll notes that "proposed Medicaid changes were not initially a major point of discussion surrounding consideration of the House bill... which may partly explain why many respondents were unaware of its effect". "I think there's a bill that all 52 Republicans agree on if they keep narrowing the focus". Trump said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer criticized the GOP bill before knowing what was in it.

USA jet shoots down 'Iranian drone' in Syria

On Monday, the Russian Defense Minsitry reported that the global coalition's aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles west of the Euphrates in Syria would be tracked by Russia's air defenses after a Syrian fighter had been shot down by a USA warplane.

Brussels attacker identified as Moroccan unknown to authorities as terror suspect

The suspect was known to police but had not been linked to terrorism, reports said. While Tuesday's attack was foiled by the forces and no one was injured, in an attack that shook the country previous year in March, 32 civilians had lost their lives and many more were injured.

A tragic study of North Korea's hate

He said he suspected Warmbier was denied basic medical care while detained in the reclusive country. Sentenced to hard labor early past year for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity.

Scores missing in massive China landslide; 10 bodies found

The Sichuan government has dispatched more than "500 rescuers with 23 sniffer dogs and 16 life detectors" for search and rescue efforts, according Xinhua . They were dug out by rescuers around 6:50 a.m. and taken to hospital. At a rescue headquarters' meeting Saturday night, Wang ordered around-the-clock monitoring of the geological conditions near the site to prevent secondary disasters, a prompt investigation, and appropriate care to relatives of the missing and those suffering losses ...

Gulf crisis: Turkey's Erdogan backs Qatar, says calls to shut base 'disrespectful'

In Qatar's first response to the demands, government communications director Sheikh Saif bin Ahmed Al-Thani said on Saturday that they went far beyond the four governments' stated aim of combating terrorism. "Should we get permission when we make a defence cooperation agreement with any country?" "We consider these demands are against global law", Erdogan was quoted as saying in Istanbul by the state-run Anadolu Agency.

Oil tanker flips and explodes, killing more than 100 in Pakistan

With the extent of casualties, the local government declared a state of emergency in the city. He added that hospitals had been placed on high alert. The tanker overturned in Ahmedpur East, a small city in Punjab province , as it was traveling from the southern port city of Karachi to Lahore , the province's capital.

North Korea tests rocket engine for ICBM

The United States assessed the Thursday test could be for the smallest stage of an ICBM rocket engine, according to Reuters , which cited an unnamed usa official. Park didn't say how far the Hyunmoo-2 missile flew or where it landed, but said it accurately hit its target area. The test also coincides with intelligence reports that North Korea would test a nuclear device .

Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (TBPH) Raised to "Buy" at BidaskClub

It closed at $40.72 lastly. Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Theravance Biopharma in a research report on Friday, June 16th. It has outperformed by 73.15% the S&P500. ValuEngine raised shares of Theravance Biopharma from a "sell" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Therefore 86% are positive.

It's official! Eid al-Fitr 2017 is on June 26 in India

The observance traditionally begins with the sighting of the new moon of the 10th month of the Islamic lunar calendar. Hence Muslims here will complete the 30 days of Ramadan and celebrate Eid on Monday June 26, 2017. Eid al-Fitr has been celebrated on different days in different countries as it depends on the sighting of the new moon or Eid moon. Yet during a visit to Saudi Arabia last month, Trump softened his tone on Islam, rejecting the idea of a battle between religions in an address ...

Eid Al Fitr 2017 India moon sighting

The Eid al-Fitr prayer (End of Ramadan ) will be performed on June 26 at 08:00 am in Ajdarbey mosque and at 09:00 in Tezepir mosque in Azerbaijan. This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities.

Senator: GOP plan doesn't 'repeal nor replace'

The GOP senators who joined Johnson in the Thursday statement were Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky. "Conversations are ongoing. Five senators have already announced their opposition to the Senate bill. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of ME said she has extreme reservations about the Senate healthcare bill.

6 shot, 4 dead in shootings at UPS facility in San Francisco

Chaplin said he could not confirm that all three fatalities were UPS workers because there were other people in the building at the time of the incident. Two guns were recovered from the facility, said Chaplin. When the police team entered the building and located Lam, he then turned his handgun on himself, said Chaplin.

Another Lawmaker Says No to Trump's Healthcare Bill

The House of Representatives has passed a measure similar to the Senate plan. Two moderates - Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME - said they want to remove the bill's one-year halt in funding for Planned Parenthood. On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. The legislation would phase out extra federal money that more than 30 states receive for expanding Medicaid to additional low-income ...

GOP opposition could sink Senate health bill

We see exactly what you're doing - and you should expect to be held fully accountable. Democrats hope to use those rules to erase some language from the bill, including a section barring consumers from using the measure's health care tax credits to buy insurance that covers abortions.

Health Care Fight: Senate Bill In Trouble, 2 Senators Seek Bipartisan Effort

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. She cited in part provisions that she believes could cut Medicaid more than the House version. So far five Republican senators have announced their opposition.

Syria conflict: Australia resumes anti-IS air raids

The move came after the U.S. shot down a Syrian Su-22 which, the Pentagon said, had bombed US-backed fighters battling IS near the town of Tabqa in Raqqa province. A spokesman for the Department of Defence told the ABC that the situation would be monitored and sorties over Iraq would continue. Moscow's warning on Monday to US-allied warplanes west of the Euphrates escalated the threat of a direct Russian-American confrontation in Syria , following the first USA shooting down of a fighter ...

PM meets top business leaders, urges them to invest in India

Prime Minister Modi is known to plan his days meticulously, and would not take away two full days from his schedule to travel all the way to Washington and back, stopping off in Europe both ways in order to hold important meetings with the Heads of Government in Portugal and the Netherlands.

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

On Sunday, Cuomo, a Democrat, also formally appointed Paul G. Feinman to the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court. The LGBT community does need to confront these issues, said Michelle Meow, an Asian-American woman who is board president of San Francisco Pride, and "the pride celebration is a platform for that dialogue to happen".

Price backs Senate health care bill, admits getting votes will be tough

Overall, he says society could go backwards. Protesters called on U.S. Senator Ron Johnson Friday, June 23rd to vote "no" on the Senate's proposed health care bill . Whether these protests are enough to kill the bill, or are anything more than political theater, remains to be seen. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law.

Top Democrat slams Obama administration's response to Russian hacks

The intelligence report tied the hackers to the Russian government and, even further, said they operated on Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct instructions to help Donald Trump's candidacy. Schiff and Feinstein issued a public statement in September 2016 accusing Russian Federation of attempting to influence the election. "It was a factor, and it should not have been a weighty factor", replied Schiff.

Senator Rand Paul: "I'll Consider Partial Repeal" of Obamacare

Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more. Rand Paul , R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act , at the Capitol in Washington .

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