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GOP congressman says no room for compromise in repealing Obamacare

GOP congressman says no room for compromise in repealing Obamacare

All of these Republicans could agree on trashing Obamacare, but they did not have a common intellectual basis for designing a replacement and they still don't. By the wide margin of 73% to 9%, Americans think anyone with health coverage today should be able to be covered in the new system. Plus, during the press conference Trump said that Congress can't get to tax reform until health care is done. Read More

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Joel Embiid 'Out Indefinitely' With Swellness In Knee

Nerlens Noel, Joel Embiid , and now Simmons have missed the entire season after being drafted by Philly. Embiid will have an MRI on that knee on Monday after suffering a minor meniscus tear. With this Embiid news coming just days later, Sixers fans have a legitimate reason to gripe a little bit, but those who have stuck by the Trust the Process mantra the past few years will likely not lose sleep over this latest development. Read More

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Syrian opposition suggests security forces could have been behind Homs attack

Syria vowed Saturday to retaliate following the deadly suicide assault in its third city Homs, as the United Nations said the attack was aimed to "spoil" sputtering peace talks starting in Geneva . Muslat stated that they came to the Geneva talks under the "same hard conditions" where the regime's attacks on the opposition-held areas continued despite the cease-fire agreements. Read More

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Former All Black arrested on suspicion of buying cocaine

At the time of the arrest Williams allegedly tried to throw three bags of cocaine to the floor but he was caught by plainclothes policemen. The two rugby stars were reportedly taken into custody. "If the investigation confirmed the possession of cocaine and the transaction, it would not only be an offense under the law but also a serious fault in terms of our ethics". Read More

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Trump Will Revoke Rules On Transgender Bathrooms

President Trump is expected to issue "further guidance" but Spicer was unable to provide a set timeline. According to copies of the draft obtained by both the Times and the Post, the guidance explains that because of legal challenges brought against the Obama-era guidance by several states, the departments "have made a decision to withdraw and rescind the above-referenced guidance documents in order to further consider the legal issues involved". Read More

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Slain teen recorded man's voice before she was killed

The widely circulated photo of the main suspect in last week's double homicide of two in teens was taken by one of the victims before she was killed, police announced Wednesday. The photograph appears to depict a white male wearing blue jeans, a blue coat/jacket, and a hoodie. Officials declined to release more information about how the girls were killed and what else Liberty might have recorded on her phone. Read More

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Amid protests, United Kingdom lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Amid protests, United Kingdom lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West, said she had once urged Trump to come to her constituency to share a curry and meet a Muslim chief superintendent, headteacher, health workers and so on. "It has been for a considerable amount of time". Hundreds of people gathered outside the Houses of Parliament to protest the US President's visit, according to The Press Association. Read More

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DPRK to reject Malaysia's autopsy report on citizen's death: envoy

DPRK to reject Malaysia's autopsy report on citizen's death: envoy

Yi Han-Yong, Kim Jong-Nam's cousin, was shot dead by two assassins in 1997 outside his home near Seoul after he defected in 1982 and published a memoir revealing details of the Kims' private lives. He sought help at a customer service desk and said 'two unidentified women had swabbed or had wiped his face with a liquid and that he felt dizzy, ' Noor Rashid said Sunday. Read More

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Gambian President Adama Barrow To Take Oath Publicly On Saturday

Gambian President Adama Barrow To Take Oath Publicly On Saturday

President Barrow's inauguration today also coincides with the 52nd Independence Anniversary of the small West African Country. This post was syndicated from pulse.ng - Nigeria's entertainment & lifestyle platform online. Global monetary support is being pledged to Gambia with the European Union promising a package of about 80 million dollars. Many Senegalese live in Gambia. Read More

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Why Was Kim Jong-un's Elder Brother Reportedly Assassinated?

Why Was Kim Jong-un's Elder Brother Reportedly Assassinated?

Adding more mystery to the situation is how Malaysia has yet to identify the dead man as Kim Jong-Nam, for he was embarking under the name of Kim Chol. In a scene out of a James Bond film, the toxic spray-wielding femme fatales targeted 45-year-old Kim Jong-nam - the globetrotting black sheep of his North Korean ruling class family - in the airport's departure hall on Monday morning. Read More

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Iran's president to visit Kuwait

Iran's president to visit Kuwait

Riyadh has also supported militias, particularly in Syria, and intervened to reinstate the Yemeni government after it was overthrown by rebels allied to Iran. Iranian President Hassan Rowhani yesterday visited Kuwait as part of a lightning two-nation tour aimed at mending ties with Gulf neighbours strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. Read More

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Dozens of civilians killed in Turkish shelling of al-Bab in Syria

Dozens of civilians killed in Turkish shelling of al-Bab in Syria

The Turkish-led Operation Euphrates Shield began in late August to improve security, support coalition forces, and eliminate the terror threat along the Turkish border using FSA fighters backed by Turkish artillery and jets. Fearful of a PKK (outlawed Kurdish group in Turkey) safe-haven in northern Syria, the Turkish Army has shifted their attention to the YPG and SDF controlled towns in the Al-Raqqa, Aleppo, and Al-Hasakah governorates. Read More

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MEPs back EU-Canada trade deal

The EU has held steady as a preferred trade partner among Canadians, second only to the United States. "Amid rising sentiment towards closing down trade opportunities, it is important that trading blocs such as the European Union and Canada can show the way forward lies in partnership and not protectionism", she said. Read More

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Syria Again Used Chemical Weapons: HRW

Syria Again Used Chemical Weapons: HRW

In a major report released Monday, Human Rights Watch said Syrian government forces had carried out at least eight chemical attacks in late 2016 as they were fighting to capture second city Aleppo. Human Rights Watch said opposition-affiliated groups, first responders, activists and journalists reported that government forces also carried out chemical attacks in other locations in Syria during the same period. Read More

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Participants of Astana Process start bilateral talks in Kazakh capital

Participants of Astana Process start bilateral talks in Kazakh capital

Almost six years into the war, Assad seems militarily unassailable thanks to the decisive backing of Russian Federation and Iran. He said the negotiations should start with discussion of the transition. As Syria's war approaches its seventh year, two new rounds of talks on resolving the conflict are scheduled to take place in Astana and Geneva. Since Russia furnished Syrian opposition representatives with a draft constitution for Syria in January talks in Astana, Ankara has refrained from ... Read More

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Hitler lookalike arrested by Austrian police

He said the man had also been spotted in Vienna and Graz. The man, who claimed his name was Harald Hitler was arrested Monday on charges of glorifying the Nazi era, the BBC reported . On at least one occasion, the man was photographed in front of the house where Hitler was born in what was then part of Austria-Hungary in 1889. An investigation is now underway by Austrian police. Read More

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Flynn Reportedly Talked Sanctions With Russia Before Trump Took Office

The Post , which based its new reporting on nine sources, said Flynn twice denied on Wednesday that he discussed sanctions with Kislyak, but then changed his answer on Thursday. "General Flynn has served his country admirably". MIKE PENCE: -should do. He insisted the discussion did not address the Obama administration's decision to impose sanctions on Russian intelligence services and expel Russian 35 diplomats it said were actually intelligence operatives. Read More

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Samsung scion questioned again

Samsung scion questioned again

As Frank Smith reports, the electronics giant is accused of offering donations to NGOs close to the president in exchange for political favors. The bribery accusations stem from an investigation that led prosecutors to claim Samsung spent over $36 million in 2015 to sway government sentiment surrounding a merger of Samsung affiliates Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries. Read More

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Vatican defends inviting China to organ trafficking meeting

Wendy Rogers, a medical ethics expert at Macquarie University in Australia and head of an advisory committee investigating organ theft in China, did not attend the conference but also criticized Huang's inclusion. But the Vatican is also keen not to create a diplomatic incident with China. The hope is to reconnect with China's 12 million Catholics, who are now divided between a government-run association and an unofficial church which swears allegiance to the Vatican. Read More

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Trump promises Erdogan US committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

The Turkish Presidency said Erdogan and Trump shared commitment to combatting terrorism in all its forms, Xinhua news agency reported. Sources close to the Turkish president revealed. Both the White House and Ankara said that U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed his support for Turkey "as a strategic partner and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally" during the conversation of the two leaders. Read More

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