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The outsider dealmaker faltering in White House

President Donald Trump is now blaming the far-right conservative Republican faction in the House for the failure of the GOP's Obamacare repeal and replacement legislation on Friday. Then, the New York Times Magazine reports Sunday that at one point during the negotiations, Trump told Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., co-leader of the moderate GOP Tuesday Group caucus: "I'm going to blame you" if the bill fails.

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Ted Poe Quits Freedom Caucus Over Healthcare Disagreement

Two: Er, by every account, the bill was hugely unpopular and was getting less popular as the vote drew near. Turner replied, "When you get a group together that says, 'We're going to pledge voting together, ' I think it certainly is a group that has characteristics that the speaker needs to be very concerned about".

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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr chimes in on Raiders relocation

And, when I read that the owners voted 31-1 in favor of Oakland's move on Monday, I felt sick to my stomach; felt empty. Yeah, seriously. At least we think so ... Receiver Brandon Marshall, a 12-year vet who has played for four teams, said it was always one of his favorite stops. Perhaps Ralph didn't leave fans feeling as good as he could have upon his passing, but the late owner certainly could have moved the team to a more profitable location during his lifetime.

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Ross Talks On Raiders' Move To Las Vegas

On Monday, NFL owners approved an application for the Raiders to move to a new home in Vegas. ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed the report, noting the Miami Dolphins were the lone "no" vote. I grew up a Charger fan. "I think anyone who has visited Oakland and played a game there in the last several years understands the situation there was hard at best".

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Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

He began his political career at the tender age of 17, leading to numerous incidents of incarceration before and after he joined the African National Congress (ANC). The trial, more popularly known as "The Rivonia Trial", ended in a sentence of life imprisonment and hard labour. Kathrada was moved to Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison in 1982, joining Mandela, Sisulu and Mlangeni who had already been moved there.

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USA vows to end 'Israel-bashing' at United Nations

Haley described Resolution 2334 as a "kick in the gut" to all Americans, and warned other UN members that the United States would retaliate against any new attempt to isolate Israel. Israel's Arab neighbors, who traditionally opposed Israel but have realigned because of common concerns about Iran - would serve as guarantors. "In this battle between modernity and medievalism, more and more countries realize that Israel is on their side", he said.

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Raiders' move to Las Vegas likely to get OK on Monday

The Rams played this past season in L.A. and they are to be joined there in the 2017 season by the Chargers, who announced earlier this year that they would exercise their option to move from San Diego to L.A. But a letter to Schaaf last week, Goodell told the Oakland mayor the city's proposal had too many unknowns in it. "I'm sure a lot of those people will go down to Vegas and have a good time supporting them in the future".

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Syria, Middle East top agenda of Dead Sea Arab League summit

The meetings will discuss in closed and open sessions a number of political, diplomatic and security issues in the region, according to the Jordanian News Agency (Petra). Jordan's foreign minister has told Arab counterparts that the region must come together and urgently confront crises that have been allowed to fester, including violent conflicts and millions of children deprived of the right to an education.

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French president accorded state welcome

For his last diplomatic tour, Hollande has chosen AsiaFrancois Hollande arrived here Sunday in Singapore, the first stage of the final global tour of his five-year term, which will then lead him to Malaysia and Indonesia, it was learned from his delegation.

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Ireland must reach World Cup for Coleman, insists O'Shea

Thankfully I am walking away from it. Joe Allen has missed a couple too. The injury has opened the door for Robbie Brady who will act as stand-in captain for tomorrow night's game against Iceland at the Aviva Stadium, as Coleman begins his long road to recovery.

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Trump's tweet 'had nothing to do' with Ryan, his aides say

First, Donald Trump told America to watch Judge Jeanine Pirros' show on Saturday night. Hours later, it seemed we had an answer. At the beginning of her show, host Jeanine Pirro ripped Ryan's performance throughout the effort to push a health care alternative to Obamacare that Republicans have been promising to voters for seven years.

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Netanyahu to Trump: Let's vanquish 'militant Islam'

Now, President Donald Trump's administration seems to be taking major steps to fix the strained relationship with the United States' longstanding ally. The statement by Vice President Pence comes just a day after Iran introduced sanctions against 15 U.S. companies for their alleged backing of Israel and for what the Iranian Foreign Ministry branded as "brutal atrocities" committed against Palestinians.

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US Senate Committee Confirms Trump Son-In-Law To Testify On Russia Contacts

Gorkov, the chief of Vnesheconombank, which has been on the U.S. sanctions list since the Russian invasion and annexation of Ukrainian Crimea. In addition to the Kushner, the office will also be staffed by a handful of people who hail mostly from the business world.

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Opec, non-Opec states defer extension on cuts; Oil price slides

The original deal had a six-month lifespan, with the possibility of an extension. "Any country has the freedom to say whether they do or they don't support (an extension)". Oil prices dipped on Monday as rising U.S. drilling activity outweighed the possibility that the production cut would be extended. Last Thursday I appeared on America's First News hosted by Matt Ray, one of the topics was what's going in the oil market.

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Raiders approved to move to Las Vegas; Stephen Ross only no vote

We're particularly disappointed for the fans. "We just couldn't get that done". The Miami Dolphins were the lone holdouts, according to numerous reports. Owners got to vote on the potential move of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas and it concluded with a 31-1 approval. I feel helpless. There's nothing we can do about this.

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Dems call for Nunes' removal from Russia-Trump probe amid objectivity concerns

Schiff said Nunes remains the only member of the House intelligence committee that has seen this information. Many, including Republican senator John McCain, have already called for an independent commission to be set up.The committee's top Democrat, ranking member Adam Schiff joined calls for Nunes' to step aside from the investigation on Monday (27 March) night.

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'No evidence' London attacker associated with ISIS, police say

Cochran, 54, and his wife, Melissa, were in Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were mowed down on Westminster Bridge by a auto driven by British man, Khalid Masood, who went on to fatally stab an unarmed policeman at the parliament building.

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Stocks, dollar slip as Trump trade deflates

US stock index futures ESc1 fell 0.7 percent to a six-week low in heavy volume, suggesting a weaker start on Wall Street later in the day. "While we don't expect a full-blown correction to commence at this time, we do see rising negative sentiment replacing the 'Hope Trade'".

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Donald Trump Blames Republican Radicals After Obamacare Setback

But the interest is not mutual. And Democrats just don't have that much incentive - at least right now - to come in Donald Trump's direction. Instead, the GOP's failure last week on its own health care bill has emboldened Democrats who unified against it.

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After civilians killed in Mosul, Pentagon denies loosening rules

What do we know about the rules covering airstrikes like these? The US-led coalition against IS, which has been bombing the jihadists for more than two and a half years, said Saturday it had struck a location in west Mosul where civilians were reportedly killed.

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Muslim women join hands at London attack site in show of solidarity

Basu repeated the request to the public for their help, specifically to those who knew or talked to Masood in the months, weeks and days leading up to the attack. Aysha Frade, who was in her 40s and worked at a London sixth-form college, USA tourist Kurt Cochran, 54, and retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London , all died from their injuries.

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Cyclone Debbie prompts thousands of evacuations in northeast Australia

The tropical low pressure area previously known as System 91P has developed into a tropical cyclone named Debbie in the Southern Pacific Ocean and threatens eastern Queensland, Australia. It encompasses the ports of Hay Point, Mackay, Townsville. Resolute Mining Ltd. said Monday it had suspended operations and sent home staff at the Ravenswood gold mine, about 100 kilometers inland from Cape Upstart.

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Pence to pro-Israel group: USA 'giving serious consideration' to embassy move

Hoyer, like Lowey and Granger, argued that foreign assistance is a means of securing US leadership in the world, but also argued that diminishing foreign assistance while maintaining current levels of assistance for Israel, as Trump has proposed, would be counterproductive for Israel.

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All eyes on Trump, Ryan relationship after health care defeat

Priebus noted that while he did not talk to the President specifically about the tweet "there was no pre-planning here" between him and the Pirro and that Trump spoke with Ryan Saturday for about an hour. If you're suddenly gifted a huge audience of Ryan-hating populists, you might as well do the maximum pander in hopes of making them regular viewers, right? "So that means they own Obamacare and when that explodes, they will come to us wanting to save whatever is left, and we'll make a ...

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Shailene Woodley Won't Go To Jail For Protesting The Dakota Access Pipeline

Protests delayed progress for three months, but now the 2000-mile-long pipeline is readied to move oil from North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa, and to a shipping site in IL. Online court records show a request to cancel Woodley's trial, which was scheduled for Friday, March 31. After her arrest, she penned an op-ed for Time urging people to view the incident as more than a celebrity arrest and to stand in solidarity with the Sioux tribe.

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Pakistan arrests over 100 Indian fishermen off Gujarat coast, seizes 19 boats

Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) arrested the fishermen and seized the boats off Jakhau coast in Kutch district. When contacted, chairman of the Pakistan Fisher Folk Forum Syed Muhammad Ali Shah said the frequent arrest of Pakistani fishermen by Indian authorities and counter arrests of Indian fishermen by Pakistani personnel had made life miserable for fishermen of both the countries.

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Scotexit: Can the UK Survive Brexit?

Expect some well-worn rhetoric from the pair across the wires at some point. Her Scottish National Party and the Scottish Greens, who also back the proposal, between them command a majority in the Scottish parliament. Confirming the visit , which takes place during Scotland Week in the U.S., the First Minister said: "Scotland has a longstanding relationship with the United States which spans family, friendship and business and this government is committed to continuing to strengthen these ...

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Minority status: J&K, Centre must decide

It appreciated the initiative of senior advocate Gopal Subramaniam, appearing for J&K for his willingness to sit and try achieving a solution to the "contentious" issue. If the court takes any decision, it should be uniformly applicable to all states", the state government had argued. Khehar asked additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta, who appeared for the Modi government and had merely said that the demand is being "looked into".

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Flint To Replace 18000 Lead-Tainted Water Lines By 2020

Stay on Patch and refresh your browser for the latest. Flint residents just got a big proposed settlement from the city and the state over the water crisis. In all, almost 100,000 people were affected by the contaminated water and US federal health officials found that young children in Flint had significantly higher levels of unsafe lead in their blood.

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Charity rescues 55 animals from dog meat farm in South Korea

A crate holding two puppies rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm are loaded onto an animal transport vehicle near Kennedy Airport in NY. The Humane Society International is responsible for saving the dogs that would otherwise have been slaughtered for their meat.

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Hong Kong: 'Umbrella Revolution' leaders charged over 2014 protests

The Occupy Central activists had called for the protests after it became clear Hong Kong's residents wouldn't be able to participate in direct democracy, with an open field of candidates. Pro-democracy campaigner Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the Umbrella Movement , described the crackdown as "political persecution". Mrs Lam had pledged "to heal the divide and to ease the frustrations and to unite our society to move forward".

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These 3 Charts Show How Markets Moved After Trump's Healthcare Fail

Congressional Republicans pulled their healthcare overhaul bill on Friday after failing to gather enough votes. That will make investors increasingly nervous that other big ticket item such as tax cuts and more spending on infrastructure won't happen, or face long battles to be approved running well into 2018 which is a mid term election campaign year.

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American Airlines in talks over possible China Southern Airlines partnership

The negotiations are over "a possible major strategic cooperation with American Airlines, Inc. involving, among others, proposed issue of shares of the company and other business cooperation", the Guangzhou-based operator said in a stock exchange filing on Sunday.

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Trump notches his 13th golf course visit

In addition to risking security breaches, President Trump's frequent visits to South Florida have proven controversial, partially for the considerable cost - based off 2013 information, each visit to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers about $3 million - also because of his past criticism of President Obama's trips out of Washington.

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Australia braces for 'absolutely huge' Cyclone Debbie

The storm is a major one for the history books and once it makes landfall today it will start to rapidly unwind. Hamilton Island was getting wind roaring through "like a freight train", witness Charlie told the ABC. "The eye itself is probably 50 kilometres across", said senior forecaster Adam Blazak. Queensland State Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk encouraged Queensland residents to listen to authorities, saying that "the window of opportunity to leave is drastically closing".


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