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Author: 0 Pelosi Insists She Won't Step Down as Leader

Tim Walz of Minnesota. If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. 'I do not believe she is an out-of-touch San Francisco liberal, ' Rice replied. As Democrats continue to lick their wounds over yet another loss - this one on Tuesday in Georgia's Sixth District - the blame-game is in full gear.

Author: 0 Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

But Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said "the Senate proposal is built on putting patients first and in charge of their healthcare decisions, bringing down the cost of coverage and expanding choices".

Author: 0 PM Sharif meets President Putin on sidelines of SCO summit

Sources in New Delhi, however, told DH that India attended the SCO summit as an observer and hence had no say on the content of the outcome document that was drafted by the officials of the member nations. PM Modi thanked the SCO members for the inclusion of India into the organisation. Modi also raised the issue of terrorism. The SCO had set the ball rolling to make India a member of the bloc during its summit in Ufa, Russia, in July, 2015, when administrative hurdles were cleared to ...

People Ketumile Masire, Botswana icon who led Mozambique peace efforts
Author: 0 Ketumile Masire, Botswana icon who led Mozambique peace efforts

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has extended honest condolences to the family of Masire, the government and people of Botswana on the passing of Masire on Thursday, according to the statement. "We thank well-wishers and friends from near and far, for their prayers, thoughts and comforting messages of support during this hard time", Fraser Tlhoiwe, who acted as Masire's senior private secretary until the time of his death, said in a statement.

Author: 0 KCR should support Meira, not Kovind

As there is no provision of party whips in presidential elections, the BJP hopes that it may get the support of people who would like to vote for Kovind, irrespective of their party position. "After filing his nomination Kovind reached out to the opposition by asserting that the president's office was above party politics and that he did not belong to a party".

People Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma
Author: 0 Indian passports to be bilingual: Sushma

She also announced that all passports issued across the country would now have details of the holders written not only in English, but also in Hindi. The Minister was chairing the Passport Seva Diwas & Passport Officers' Conference at Press Information Bureau Auditorium on completion of 250 years by the Survey of India (SOI) in New Delhi .

Author: 0 Al-Jazeera manager denounces Gulf demands for its shutdown

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar's neighbors should make their demands "reasonable and actionable". Turkey, which has long tried to play the role of regional mediator, is also wary of upsetting its other allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, and Mr Isik said Ankara had hoped that tensions over Qatar could be resolved without a crisis.

People Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care
Author: 0 Wounded Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Last night at the White House congressional picnic, President Trump said that Scalise's condition was continuing to improve. The gunman, who authorities identified as 66-year-old James Hodgkinson , shot 60 rounds at the GOP team before he was fatally shot.

Author: 0 Khamenei ordered missile strikes on IS targets in Syria

Elsewhere, he noted the ample opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, saying "economic, political and security cooperation between Iran and Iraq has arrived at a point where we need a comprehensive trade and economic cooperation document for its further development".

Author: 0 UK authorities charge Welsh man with murder in mosque attack

London police said they had linked the death of 51-year-old Makram Ali to the alleged attack. Darren Osborne spoke only to confirm his name and will appear at the Central Criminal Court next week. "He instead took comfort and enjoyment spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and he was always ready to make a amusing joke when you least expected".

Author: 0 Lalu again appeals to Nitish to reconsider decision on Kovind

With both the NDA and the Opposition parties' presidential candidates already in the fray - Ram Nath Kovind (NDA) and Meira Kumar (UPA), the result is already decided especially after Nitish Kumar of the RJD and Bihar's Chief Minister has thrown in his lot with the NDA selected candidate.

Author: 0 Russian warships fire Kalibr missiles, destroy ISIS arms depots in Syria

Last weekend, for the first time, the USA shot down a Syrian fighter jet that had dropped bombs near the SDF. "We don't seek conflict with anyone other than ISIS", Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said on Wednesday. This was underscored by reports on Tuesday that an armed Russian fighter jet buzzed within five feet of a US Air Force reconnaissance plane in the Baltic Sea, which happened after US planes shot down a Syrian air force jet on Sunday.

People Govt announces 30 Smart Cities, Thiruvanathapuram tops list
Author: 0 Govt announces 30 Smart Cities, Thiruvanathapuram tops list

The selected cites has proposed to invest Rs 57,393 crore under respective smart city plans, working on affordable housing projects, school and hospital projects and redesign and redevelopment of roads. Four cities in Tamil Nadu - Tiruppur, Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Tiruchirappalli, and three in Uttar Pradesh - Jhansi, Allahabad and Aligarh - also made it to the list.

People Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism
Author: 0 Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

We use technology like AI to find and remove terrorist propaganda, and we have teams of counter-terrorism experts and reviewers around the world working to keep extremist content off our platform. "Some of our most important partnerships are focused on counter-speech, which means encouraging people to speak out against violence and extremism".

Author: 0 Angela Merkel will open Gamescom this year

Now the next video game expo to look forward to is Germany's Gamescom in a few months. Past year it packed in some 345,000 people to Cologne's vast Koelnmesse exhibition center. By comparison, E3 usually has only 50,000 attendees (though this year it was boosted by public attendance to 68,000) - Gamescom is five times as busy.

People East Timor to return foreigners who fled from Bali prison
Author: 0 East Timor to return foreigners who fled from Bali prison

Bali Police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia , Datuk Seri Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said the embassy had confirmed the escapee, Tee Kok King, 50, was serving a prison term of seven years and six months for a drug-related offence.

People Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youth
Author: 0 Indian troops martyr two more Kashmiri youth

According to Kashmir Media Service, the victims, identified as Gulzar Ahmed and Basit Ahmed, were martyred during a siege and a search operation at Pazalpora in Rafiabad area of the district by Indian forces. "We used loudspeakers and asked the holed up terrorists to surrender". In several such cases, locals shielded the militants and helped them to break the security forces' cordon and flee.

Author: 0 North Korea freed, sentenced to prison, American student

In this undated photo published on September 7, 2013, on the homepage of North Korea's Rodong Sinmun newspaper, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un , left, talks with former National Basketball Association player Dennis Rodman during a dinner.

People Nitish backs NDA's presidential nominee
Author: 0 Nitish backs NDA's presidential nominee

Earlier on June 19, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that a thorough discussion will be held on the matter within the Janata Dal (United) party. However, it was a "white crows" remark by an AIADMK MLA which triggered the exchange of words between Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader K R Ramasamy and Cooperation Minister Sellur K Raju.

People Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced
Author: 0 Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

Dassey was sentenced to life in prison in 2007 in Wisconsin for the death of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. A federal appeals court has ruled that Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey should walk free. Last summer, we reported that the conviction ruling of Brendan Dassey was to be overturned , but in the months that followed, appeal after appeal arrived which saw Dassey remain in jail for a further ten months.

Author: 0 Finsbury Park terror suspect's mum responds to mosque attack

They said Osborne was "not a racist" and had never expressed racist views, adding: "It's madness". Authorities waited hours before confirming that a van attack that targeted pedestrians near two Muslim places of worship was being treated as a terrorist attack .

Author: 0 Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze

The Scottish government and Welsh ministers have said that none of their council high-rise blocks has cladding of the type said to have been used in the Grenfell Tower. Portsmouth City Council deputy leader Luke Stubbs said round-the-clock fire patrols have been put in place and firefighters have carried out a full assessment.

People Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
Author: 0 Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

But New Orleans was in a wide area of dry air through Thursday morning, seeing some extra breezes but no rain. With the heavy rainfall expected to surge northward, flash flood watches cover the areas from eastern Texas and northwest Louisiana through western Kentucky.