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U.S. Sarah Palin sues New York Times over editorial
Author: 0 Sarah Palin sues New York Times over editorial

Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs". The New York Times has published a piece that details how Sarah Palin is, well, suing the New York Times . Contrary to their statement, there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Loughner ever saw that map, or that he was motivated by any political animus at all.

U.S. Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy
Author: 0 Cuba Rejects New Trump Policy

The changes will not go into effect until regulations are drafted by the US Treasury Department and other agencies, officials said. "They will not manage to weaken the Revolution, nor defeat the Cuban people". Americans will no longer be able to travel to Cuba individually unless they fall into one of 12 previously established categories that will continue to include people-to-people but only if they are part of a group with a set schedule.

U.S. Chaffetz says Congress should get $2500 per month for housing
Author: 0 Chaffetz says Congress should get $2500 per month for housing

He told the Hill Newspaper that on top of their salary, members of Congress should get a $2,500 monthly housing allowance because rent in Washington, D.C., is so expensive. Cheryl Cort, policy director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, said Chaffetz's suggestion is an important reminder that it is tough even for well-paid workers to live in Washington, let along those who make a fraction of what a federal lawmaker earns.

U.S. 1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm
Author: 0 1 year after deadly floods, West Virginia wary of vast storm

The Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a threat from the Southeast as far as western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy push northeastward. Stacy Vondran, who owns the ladies' boutique Tinkled Pink on Oak Street, said she was rearranging merchandise and putting out sandbags Thursday in case of flooding.

U.S. Trump summons Republican Senators to White House
Author: 0 Trump summons Republican Senators to White House

Most wore grim expressions. "It was abundantly clear that we didn't have air cover when it came to calls coming into lawmakers", Priebus said when Walsh joined the group. Prior to McConnell's announcement , Trump met at the White House with Paul. Republican senators will be meeting this afternoon at the White House, where Sen.

U.S. Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured
Author: 0 Senate healthcare bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured

Twenty-two million fewer people would have health care coverage by 2026 under the health care overhaul bill now being considered by the Senate, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday . According to CBO , individuals over age 64 making $56,800 a year could see their premiums for a silver plan triple from $6,800 to $20,500. He celebrated the House bill then said it was mean.

U.S. Will the Trump Rally Die in the Senate?
Author: 0 Will the Trump Rally Die in the Senate?

A Congressional Budget Office score on Monday estimated that the proposal would lead to 22 million more uninsured Americans by 2026 , only complicating matters for moderate GOP senators on the fence. "Either Republicans will agree and change the status quo, or markets will continue to collapse and we'll have to sit down with Sen". On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office ( CBO ) released its analysis of the BCRA projecting 22 million people would be uninsured over the next ...

U.S. Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria
Author: 0 Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

That attack was the first direct US strike against Assad's forces since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011 and marked a major shift from President Donald Trump , who had indicated during his campaign that his priority would be fighting ISIS and that he was willing to cooperate with both the Syrian government and Russian Federation to target the group.

U.S. The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity
Author: 0 The Trump team's spin about the Russian Federation probe sinks deeper into absurdity

His first big case in Washington in 1987 was defending religious group Jews for Jesus, helping them defeat a rule that prohibited the distribution of religious literature at Los Angeles International Airport. Earler this month, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump's tweets were official statements and that "the President is the most effective messenger on his agenda".

U.S. Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast
Author: 0 Evacuations ordered for fire on California coast

Authorities say a blaze pushed by winds is flashing through tinder-dry brush in foothills near the town of Highland in San Bernardino County. The blaze broke out late Monday afternoon and quickly grew to almost 2 square miles (5 sq. SALT LAKE CITY (AP ) - Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement and lawsuits by "tree hugger" environmentalists for the blaze that has burned ...

U.S. Palestinians Lowball Expectations Ahead of Trump Peace Push
Author: 0 Palestinians Lowball Expectations Ahead of Trump Peace Push

Pro-settlement hard-liners who dominate Netanyahu's coalition and oppose Palestinian statehood on security or religious grounds had pressed him to keep that promise. The settlements are considered illegal under worldwide law, though Israel disputes this. Last Wednesday , U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Robert Piper said " a further increase in the length of blackouts is likely to lead to a total collapse of basic services, including critical functions in the health, water and sanitation ...

U.S. Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam
Author: 0 Ed Gillespie wins GOP nomination, will face Northam

What this means is that, if a Republican wins this November's gubernatorial race, that Republican is highly likely to have a GOP state house and senate that will enact the full Republican agenda. The retired Richmond resident said Northam is strong on issues such as education and healthcare and will continue governor Terry McAuliffe's efforts to bring more jobs to Virginia.

Author: 0 SpaceX launches satellites from California base

He's been trying to get the company to a point where it can reuse things like the rocket's main stage, or the payload fairing (the cone at the top), instead of building a new rocket for each new launch. Iridium Next has many goals. " SpaceX has been a disruptor of the long-time status quo of the commercial space industry", Iridium chief Matt Desch said, CNBC reports.

U.S. Senate vote on health care bill delayed
Author: 0 Senate vote on health care bill delayed

The 22 million extra uninsured Americans were just 1 million fewer than the number the budget office estimated would become uninsured under the House version. Monthly premiums would be 74% higher overall in 2020, under the Senate bill, even after taking into account the premium subsidies . Mike Lee of Utah also said he would oppose the procedural move barring tweaks to the bill, according to The Associated Press .

U.S. Murkowski Unsold On Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill
Author: 0 Murkowski Unsold On Senate Obamacare Repeal Bill

McConnell said . But it was cold comfort to Republicans who hoped to meet President Trump's challenge to write a bill with " more heart". And fellow conservative Ron Johnson , R-Wis., said he had "a hard time believing" he'd have enough information to back that motion this week.

Author: 0 DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

So if a state helps to pay for new playground equipment, that subsidy can not be denied to a religious school on the shaky ground of "separation of church and state". Catholic leaders applauded Monday's ruling. The decision could lead to an America "where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment", they wrote.

U.S. Trump Will Leave Afghan Troop Levels Up to Mattis
Author: 0 Trump Will Leave Afghan Troop Levels Up to Mattis

Army General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told Congress that he could use an infusion of U.S. and allied troops to bolster support for the Afghan army. "We recognise the need for urgency", Mr Mattis said. "Congress owes the American people a strategy", McCain added. "We will correct this as soon as possible", he added.

U.S. Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres
Author: 0 Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres

Firefighters are telling people in south Wenatchee to be ready to leave at any minute because of a growing grass fire. Fire information officer Holly Kraik says it's burning in so-called "fine fuel", a mix of grass and brush. Also, a lightning strike six miles north of Palisades started at least five fires in the area Monday afternoon. Level 2 evacuation levels are in place for Colockum Road, Kingsbury Road, Moses Carr Road, Ingersoll Road, and Tarpiscan Road.

U.S. Baby born on Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale
Author: 0 Baby born on Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale

A passenger recorded the special moments at Cristina's request, documenting the miracle of birth at 35,000 feet. She said she had been traveling with her two other children, 11-year-old Lulu and 12-year-old Ramon, for summer vacation in Phoenix.

U.S. US Supreme Court partially lifts Trump's travel ban
Author: 0 US Supreme Court partially lifts Trump's travel ban

The court said a "close familial relationship is required". The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from. Even before the Supreme Court action the ban applied only to new visa applicants , not people who already have visas or are USA permanent residents, known as green card holders.

Author: 0 Minnesota Releases Video of Philando Castile Shooting

Former Officer Jeronimo Yanez said on the day after the shooting that he was "hit with a odor of burning marijuana " when he pulled over Castile , his girlfriend, and his then-four-year-old daughter. Protesters carry a portrait of Philando Castile on Friday, after Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted . The release of dashboard camera video of a black motorist's fatal shooting by a Minnesota police officer is renewing the pain of the event for many people.

U.S. Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness
Author: 0 Government to rewrite rules for student loan forgiveness

It's time to take a step back and make sure these rules achieve their goal: helping harmed students. The 927-page rule touched on everything from how and when a student should be reimbursed for loans when their school unexpectedly closes to how schools can employ anti-lawsuit arbitration clauses.

U.S. New island appears off the coast of North Carolina
Author: 0 New island appears off the coast of North Carolina

Some have nicknamed the isle "Shelly island ", visitor Janice Regan told The Virginian Pilot . A new island has appeared off our coast and it is exciting local water-loving North Carolinians and tourists alike! They are not sure if it will grow or disappear soon.

U.S. GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others
Author: 0 GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Schneiderman said , "If the version of the health care bill proposed last week ever becomes law, I am committed to going to court to challenge it to protect New Yorkers from these wrong-headed and unconstitutional" policies. But moderates like Heller and Susan Collins of ME criticize the bill as overly punitive in throwing people off insurance roles and limiting benefits paid by Medicaid , which has become the nation's biggest health care program, covering nursing home care for seniors ...

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