• GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill
GOP leaders add penalty for lapsed coverage to health bill

Sens. Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia are generally reliable votes for GOP leadership. Democrats said the Republican bill is fundamentally flawed. Remember, Obamacare expanded Medicaid. And in a persuasion tactic that might backfire, a pro-Trump super PAC is running a seven figure advertising campaign against Hel...

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  • Travel ban partially reinstated, Trump calls it 'victory for national security'
Travel ban partially reinstated, Trump calls it 'victory for national security'

The Supreme Court's decision allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of the travel ban from six mostly Muslim countries is no doubt a victory for President Donald Trump . Both rulings were sustained by separate appeals courts. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., ruled...

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  • Israel begins work on new settlement
Israel begins work on new settlement

Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005 and the territory is now ruled by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas . Jason Greenblatt , a top USA national security aide met with Netanyahu on Tuesday, a few hours after his announcement about work starting at the site of the new settlement.

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  • Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies
Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

In this December 21, 2016, file photo, the Trump International. There have only been nine chief ushers who have served in the White House in the 20th century, including Angella Reid , who was sacked from the position in May. "She would go home at night and didn't even want to go out with people", Trump said of his wife's life in NY. Harleth wi...

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  • LI children's hospital again ranks among country's best
LI children's hospital again ranks among country's best

Cleveland Clinic Children's earned national recognition in nine specialties: neurology & neurosurgery (16), urology (24), cardiology & heart surgery (27), gastroenterology & GI surgery (28), pulmonology (35), neonatology (40), orthopedics (41), cancer (44), and diabetes & endocrinology (50).

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  • Church Wins US Supreme Court Case on Playground Funding
Church Wins US Supreme Court Case on Playground Funding

The court ruled that this exclusion must withstand the strictest scrutiny. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.

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  • US Senate Republicans release changes to healthcare proposal
US Senate Republicans release changes to healthcare proposal

The plan also would provide an additional $50 billion over four years to stabilize insurance exchanges. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she wants to work with Republicans and Democrats to fix flaws in the Senate bill. On ABC's "This Week", Collins stated concerns about the cost of premiums and deductibles, the elimination of funding to Planne...

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  • 20-Pound Live Lobster Found in Luggage at Boston Airport
20-Pound Live Lobster Found in Luggage at Boston Airport

The lobster weighed a whopping 20 pounds and was almost brought onto a flight. On Monday, a spokesman shared a photo of the crustacean, which weighed more than 20 pounds, on Twitter. According to Kelly, travelers trying to avoid checked baggage fees are overstuffing their carry-on bags and making surveillance more hard, which prompted the polic...

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  • Millions to miss out on healthcare under new U.S. bill
Millions to miss out on healthcare under new U.S. bill

Despite an initial addition to the measure Monday, Republicans continued to lay out demands for more changes to the bill, hoping leadership addresses their concerns. Democrats called the idea "inhumane". But in the House, those reports came out and they still passed the bill, so this seems like bad news for Republicans but certainly not the end...

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  • CBO: Senate health bill would result in 22M more uninsured by 2026
CBO: Senate health bill would result in 22M more uninsured by 2026

Their efforts may be complicated not only by the CBO's projection that millions of people will lose insurance, but also by estimates that many Americans will face out-of-pocket costs and insurance premiums far higher than they are now. Lowering premiums is a priority for many Republicans, and the bill's supporters argue that these policies would ...

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  • Trump Mulls Pulling-Out Of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks
Trump Mulls Pulling-Out Of Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

Al-Hayat wrote that Abbas fired back by accusing Kushner of "taking Israel's side", and was adamant that paying salaries to convicted terrorists was part of his "social responsibility". A meeting between Jared Kushner and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbasmay did not go well, reports say. "Instead, it should work to fully end its...

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  • Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case
Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in playground case

The Supreme Court's decision in the Trinity Lutheran case "marks a great day for the Constitution and sends a clear message that religious discrimination in any form can not be tolerated in a society that values the First Amendment , Education Secretary Betsy DeVos , a longtime proponent of voucher programs, said in a statement ".

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  • China rejects 'irresponsible remarks' over Liu Xiaobo treatment
China rejects 'irresponsible remarks' over Liu Xiaobo treatment

He's now being treated at the No. 1 Hospital of the China Medical University in Shenyang , the capital city of northeastern Liaoning province, Mo said by phone. "He was, essentially, convicted for exercising his freedom of speech and should never have been sentenced to jail in the first place". His wife, Liu Xia, has been under house arrest si...

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  • GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million
GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

They also talk about how premiums will go up for lower-income, older, poorer Americans. How does this forecast affect the chances of the bill passing? While McConnell can afford to lose two votes, the holdouts are split ideologically between conservatives and moderates.

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  • Who Will Be Affected by the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling?
Who Will Be Affected by the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling?

It said Monday that travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen could come to the United States if they have "a bona fide relationship " with a person or entity in the United States. President Trump has said the travel ban is necessary because it needs more time to screen applicants from these countries. But the ruling, which all...

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  • Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years
Israel Begins Construction On First Settlement In 20 Years

The new settlement is meant to house residents of the West Bank outpost of Amona after it was demolished in February. It will accommodate some 40 families whose homes were cleared from the unauthorised settler outpost of Amona. U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner (L) speaks with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. ...

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  • GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar
GOP senator to block arms sales over crisis with Qatar

As chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , Corker plays a central role in these sales. On Saturday, Qatar's foreign minister rejected the list of 13 conditions imposed by Saudi Arabia and its allies, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain. At stake is a $110 billlion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that President Donald Trump signed last month in Riya...

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  • What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision
What You Need To Know About The Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision

Throw in the contentious issues of immigration and President Donald Trump , and it is even more startling that all nine members of the highest court in the land ruled that the Trump administration's travel ban for non-U.S. That would include students who have been admitted to a US school and workers who have accepted an offer of employment fro...

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  • US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case
US Supreme Court to hear 'gerrymandering' case

The justices on Monday said they will decide whether Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin drew electoral districts so out of whack with the state's political breakdown that they violated the constitutional rights of Democratic voters. The fifth and decisive vote was cast by Justice Anthony Kennedy , who left the door open to revisiting the is...

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  • It's an honour for 1.25 billion Indians: Narendra Modi at White House
It's an honour for 1.25 billion Indians: Narendra Modi at White House

Modi, who invited the president and his family to visit India, extolled Trump's leadership qualities. "Important strategic issues to discuss with a true friend!", tweeted Trump on Sunday. Modi's father was a tea-seller and he grew up very poor in a caste considered in India as a so-called "other backward caste" (OBC). "I think he feels very comfo...

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