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Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

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The challenge to the ACA brought by Republican attorneys general is aimed at eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions, Kodjak says . "We'll have to sit down with the Democrats to do it, but I'm sure they want to do it also". AHIP's opposition to the ruling , however, has little to do with this potential suffering and everything to do with the threat to the insurers' bottom line. Read More »

What is the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Sajjan Kumar

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He was later appointed the counsel for Central Government in January 2001. The others convicted by the court were Kishan Khokkar, Girdhari Lal and Captain Bhagmal who were all sentenced to three years.in the case Sajjan Kumar , though, was given the benefit of doubt and let off. Read More »

New Poll Shows Whom Americans Blame for Potential US Government Shutdown

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A quarter of USA government operations could shut down Friday at midnight unless the White House and lawmakers agree on a new spending plan, including whether to fund President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the U.S. Anytime you hear a Democrat saying that you can have good Boarder Security without a Wall, write them off as just another politician following the party line. Read More »

Theresa May reveals Brexit vote date after Corbyn no confidence threat

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Prime minister Theresa May was forced to pull a vote on her draft Brexit deal earlier this month in the face of widespread opposition from politicians across the political spectrum. "Another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than the last". "There is no deal that can meet all the promises made for it - or one that is as good as the deal we already have in the European Union ". Read More »

Meet The Man Likely To Replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke

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Don Beyer tweeted. "The musical chairs that have become the hallmark of this administration mean that at least in the interim Trump is replacing one scandal-plagued secretary with the ultimate swamp creature and ex-lobbyist David Bernhardt", Western Values Project executive director Chris Saeger said in a statement. Read More »

European Union leaders rebuff May's Brexit plea

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Meanwhile, ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told the BBC that he thinks there might be another referendum. The Prime Minister says the talks have been "robust" but to what end? "We need to try something different". May told journalists Juncker explained he used the phrase "nebulous" referring to "the general level of debate", not to May personally. "I had a robust discussion with Jean-Claude Juncker", she told reporters. Read More »

British PM Theresa May slams Tony Blair over anti-Brexit moves

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The Prime Minister criticised Blair for "seek [ing] to undermine... negotiations", adding that his actions were "an insult to the office he once held and the people he once served". She however still faces an uphill task of getting her Bexit deal approved by the House of Commons. Prime Minister Theresa May throws a ball for a dog as she leaves church in her constituency. Read More »

U.S. House Democrats to seek Trump tax returns - Pelosi

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Yet Democrats have already erected roadblocks. Video: Washington Post congressional reporter Mike DeBonis analyzes how Nancy Pelosi's term-limit deal with a group of party rebels will impact the House Democratic Caucus. The House votes on its new speaker on January 3. Cisneros appears to have flip-flopped, as he promised throughout most of his campaign to vote against Pelosi for Speaker. Read More »

'End Days' Nearing for Islamic State in Syria

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Kurdish-led and US-backed forces seized the town of Hajin from Islamic State group on Friday, a milestone in a massive and costly operation to drive the jihadists out of eastern Syria . "The statements of a possible Turkish military operation in northeast Syria are a source of concern", Federica Mogherini said in a statement. Erdogan urged the USA not to let "deep" disagreements on Syria policy prevent the two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies from cooperating on other fronts. Read More »

Visitors evacuated after huge fire breaks out at Chester zoo

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The added the zoo was now closed and further updates would provided as soon as they have them. Images and video of the zoo on Twitter showed thick black smoke and flames shooting out from a structure with a rounded roof. "The fire was reported at 11.28am and there are now 15 fire appliances in attendance at the scene". Thankfully, it's since been announced that all animals are safe and there are no injuries reported. Read More »

Woman Racially Abuses, Assaults New York Subway Riders, Arrested

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Anna Lushchinskaya, 40, was charged with felony assault on Tuesday morning after she was filmed racially attacking a 24-year-old fellow passenger on the 7:50am northbound D train in the Sunset Park neighborhood, NYPD said. Wednesday, cops said. In another video, Lushchinskaya appears to be spitting on the door. "Don't f-- with me, you piece of s--". World Star Hip Hop is the name of a website known for posting videos of viral beatdowns. Read More »

Trump names new acting chief of staff

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It was unclear why Trump named Mulvaney as only acting chief of staff. "He got picked because the president liked him they get along", the official said. Mulvaney said he was honored to have been selected. In November 2016, just days before the election that resulted in Trump becoming president, Mulvaney seemed to express a reluctance to vote for the Republican candidate. Read More »

Trump knew hush-money payments were wrong: ex-lawyer Cohen

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More recently, however, Cohen had turned against Trump and said at his sentencing that working for Trump was a "personal and mental incarceration". Mr Trump has dismissed Cohen as a weak man and a liar who is making up stories to get a shorter sentence. He pleaded guilty to several charges, including campaign finance violations and lying to Congress. Read More »

Tu-160 bombers return to Russian Federation after visit to Venezuela

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Pompeo too", he said . Interestingly, the two Russian strategic bombers also carried out a 10-hour exercise in the Caribbean , accompanied partly by Venezuelan jets. During Maduro's recent Moscow visit, agreements were signed involving $5 billion in new Russian investments in Venezuelan oil industry and $1 billion in mining, particularly related gold. Read More »

Melania Trump: 'Opportunists' are the hardest to deal with

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She said, "The problem is they're writing history and it's not correct". "He's fighting for America and the American people every day", she added. Body language expert Judi James analysed Melania's interview, revealing her expert thoughts and suggesting the First Lady showed signs of "anxiety" during the chat , despite wanting to come across as confident. Read More »

Ryan Zinke to resign as interior secretary, Trump says

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Around 9 a.m. Saturday, Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs reported that Zinke had notified the president that he intends to step down at year's end. "With an average of almost one federal investigation opened into his conduct in office per month, Zinke's highly questionable ethics have finally caught up with him". Read More »

US lashes out at 'predatory' China Russia in Africa

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African nations will ultimately benefit from this competition, Judd Devermont, who was the USA national intelligence officer for Africa until earlier this year, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. None were from the U.S. China State Construction Engineering Corp. got the deal. "But now I think precisely because of the very well thought out, very comprehensive intervention of China in the continent of Africa and other places around the world too, with a program that is very ... Read More »

Australia recognises west Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java on 18 August 2018. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government has made a decision to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement. Read More »

Melania Trump Debuts a New Look and the Internet Has Some Thoughts

The problem is they're writing the history and it's not correct", Trump responded. The First Lady ultimately wished that the media would focus more on issues of substance and less on issues of gossip and sensation. "I've always been surprised by that air of grievance that she carries very publicly with her". "So I travel the country, meet with people, meet with parents". Read More »

Sri Lanka Parliament demands sacked PM be reinstated

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The seven-judge bench unanimously agreed that Sirisena violated the constitution when he dissolved parliament last month and called a snap election almost two years ahead of schedule. On Wednesday, lawyers appeared for Rajapaksa and the stayed ministers in court, which set a hearing for January and also extended the stay order. A spokesman for Sirisena did not respond to Reuters' requests for comment. Read More »

Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns as Sri Lanka's Prime Minister

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Mahinda Rajapaksa signed what was called a "resignation" letter at his residence in capital Colombo . Rajapaksa, a former president, was appointed prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in a surprising move on October 26, but was subsequently restrained from performing his duties. Read More »

Pelosi, foes seem near deal likely paving her way to speaker

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That means she is entitled to another term as Speaker and can win one more if she obtains a two-thirds vote of the Caucus at the beginning of the next Congress. It's expected many of those anti-Pelosi votes will come from freshmen who pledged to oppose her during their campaigns. "Therefore, we are committed to voting for new leadership in both our caucus meeting and on the House floor". Read More »

Seven-year-old Guatemalan girl dies in USA custody

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The recent death of a 7-year-old girl in USA government custody appears to have been one of four people who died this month trying to cross the Mexico border, and one of more than 260 this year, according to an unclassified government report obtained by ABC News. Read More »

White House, inaugural committee push back against report of criminal investigation

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The Journal reported that prosecutors enlisted Rick Gates , Trump's onetime deputy campaign manager and deputy chairman of the inaugural committee, to provide information about the inaugural fund's spending and donors. The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan did not respond to a request for comment Friday. USA law prohibits foreign contributions to inaugural funds and super PACs and the investigation is looking into whether money from the Gulf was funnelled through American ... Read More »

British leader seeks out Juncker before summit

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The rebuff came after Mrs May - who survived a bruising vote of confidence by Tory Mps - told European Union leaders that she could get a Commons majority for the controversial deal, despite heavy criticism from all sides of the House. Mrs May urged European Union leaders to work with her to " change the perception " of the controversial backstop plan. Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said the British premier "did a good job, she got the best possible deal" despite being unable to ... Read More »

US Defense Department warns Turkey not to attack Syria

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Turkey has accused the USA of supporting terrorism through its backing of Kurdish groups considered part of a separatist war at home by Ankara . "There has been a delaying tactic undeniably used in Manbij, and right now it is still being used", he said , adding that the threat from IS no longer existed in Syria . Read More »

Michael Flynn asks judge to let him avoid prison

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The arguments to the judge echoed those of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, which last week said that Flynn's cooperation - including 19 meetings with investigators - was so extensive that he was entitled to avoid prison when he is sentenced next week. Read More »

Brinks truck incident causes mad dash for cash on highway

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He went on to explain that the money legally belonged to Brinks, and that at the time of the incident, the truck was "parked on the shoulder and two armed guards, Brinks employees, were trying to gather the money". On Route 3 in East Rutherford, NJ, a Brinks truck carrying loads of cash spilled dollar bills onto the highway as drivers jumped out of their vehicles to scrape up as much cash as possible. Read More »

Maria Butina: Russian activist pleads guilty in US

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Also revealed at the beginning of the hearing was the reason that Judge Tanya Chutkan mysteriously appointed a public defender to serve as an advisory counsel to Butina . As part of that plan, she acknowledged that she conspired with two Americans and a Russian official. While in the USA starting in 2015, she was working to advance Russia's interests, reporting regularly to a senior Russian official, according to her guilty plea . Read More »

Hoax bomb threats made across US

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Police in Calgary and Toronto posted on Twitter that they, too, were investigating threats , but, like their United States law enforcement counterparts, did not have "any reason to believe they are credible". Law enforcement agencies across the USA also dismissed the threats, which they said were meant to cause disruption and compel recipients into sending money and are not considered credible . Read More »

Labour Brexit minister says no confidence vote coming 'before Christmas'

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Mr Corbyn pushed Mrs May again to rule out a no-deal Brexit , noting: "She has failed to do that". "It is totally and utterly unacceptable to this house, in any way", he said. The day after a scathing report by the parliament committee on leaving the European Union which unanimously panned Theresa May's Brexit agreement, the PM confirmed to the House of Commons that a meaningful vote on her deal would bedelayed until January. Read More »

Brexit: France warns to prepare for 'no deal'

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The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain's Conservative government said she had told May to scrap the "backstop" in the Brexit deal . "During Prime Minister May's speech to the House, sterling fell through Dollars 1.26 to trade (at) levels not seen in 20 months, bringing the 2017 lows at USD 1.19 into focus", ETX Capital analyst Michael Baker told AFP. Read More »