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Supreme Court allows partial Trump travel ban to take effect

According to the ruling, citizens of the six countries who do not have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in America would be denied entry, but people who can prove they have a relationship to a person or entity inside the USA will be permitted to travel to the country.

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Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Libel

Gabrielle Giffords. The lawsuit is in direct response to The Times' controversial June 14th editorial about the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise paper, which accused Palin of "political incitement" ahead of the 2011 shooting. The suit, filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, accused the Times of having perpetuated a "fabricated story" in claiming that Palin, the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee, incited the attack, the NY lst reports.

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Maduro says helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court

The current wave of unrest was triggered in late March when the Supreme Court's constitutional chamber issued a sentence dissolving the National Assembly , a decision it later reversed amid a torrent of worldwide criticism. And what we couldn't accomplish through votes we will with weapons", he said. On Tuesday, opposition lawmakers got into fisticuffs with national guardsmen as they tried to enter the National Assembly.

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CBO weighs who wins, who loses with Senate health care bill — CHART

Joseph Letnaunchyn, president of the West Virginia Hospital Association said that he brought his board's leadership to a meeting with Sen. "There really is no not-for-profit that really speaks up on behalf of low-income patients" akin to the AARP, said J.

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CBO: 4 million would lose employer health coverage under GOP plan

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders are delaying a vote on their prized health care bill until after the July 4 recess, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debating the legislation.

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GOP health bill: Big tax cuts for rich, not much for others

Lacking sufficient party support, a vote on the Senate GOP's health care bill will be delayed until after the July 4 recess, according to multiple reports. Democrats remained united in opposition, blasting the Senate bill as a tax break for the wealthy. At least four conservative Republican senators said they were still opposed after the CBO analysis .

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Pentagon: 'active preparations' by Syria for chemical attack

Trump ". The April 4 attack , which killed at least 70 people in the rebel-held territory of Idlib province, prompted President Trump to order a cruise missile strike on a Syrian government-controlled air base. In a photo released by the Russian state-owned news outlet, Sputnik, the body of the remains of a plane burned following the US missile attack on an air base in Syria , April 7, 2017 .

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Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

Not so, the White House shot back, as did one of Trump's attorneys on Fox News Sunday . "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! So he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general and deputy attorney general recommended him to take by the agency who recommended the termination".

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Israeli Settlement Building Soars In West Bank

During that period, however, the population of existing settlements and unauthorized so-called "wildcat outposts" has nearly trebled. Israel recently advanced plans for a further 1,500 settler homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such announcement in a week.

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Florida man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine

He was pulled over almost a mile later. But after running a check they found he was on probation for marijuana and cocaine charges in 2015, to which Cashe plead no contest. "This is what I want to stop", he said. When asked if there would be any internal investigation, FOX 35 was told there would not be. He was released last week and hopes that the police will be more cautious in cases like his.

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Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

The luncheon was attended by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas casino developer and owner and Republican National Committee finance chairman. Mr Trump has called the House bill "mean" and prodded senators to produce a package with more "heart". The Senate bill repeals the individual mandate to carry health care coverage and the employer mandate for businesses with at least 50 employees to offer coverage.

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SpaceX Launches Rocket With "Highest-Ever Reentry Force"

SpaceX hopes that the first stage booster rocket of the Falcon 9 will land on the "Just Read the Instructions" drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The first rocket took off on 23 June and carried BulgariaSat-1, a communications satellite destined for geostationary orbit, Bloomberg writes. As expected from the rocket company, the first stage of the rocket will be landing on the drone ship.

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Supreme Court rules for church preschool in religious liberty case

The Supreme Court cited its ruling in that case in directing New Mexico's justices to revisit the textbook issue. The court's ruling came in the case of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Mo., which operates a preschool learning center as part of its ministry.

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Lawmakers demand new strategy for 16-year Afghan war

Judging by Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) line of questioning to Defense Secretary James Mattis at Tuesday's Armed Services Committee hearing, however, it seems both men recognize the White House's current approach - or lack thereof - isn't working.

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Mike Lee 5th GOP senator against starting health bill debate

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan expressed confidence in the GOP's ability to pass its recently revealed Senate health care bill despite significant internal opposition within his party. Lawmakers will only have a day, maybe two, to analyze the report before GOP leaders are expected to move forward with a procedural vote to advance the legislation Tuesday or Wednesday, with the goal of a final vote by the end of the week.

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$1.5 billion George Lucas Museum approved by Los Angeles City Council

It will go up adjacent to the University of Southern California. Per the Los Angeles Times' art critic Christopher Knight (who's not a fan of the idea ), the museum will include illustrations for magazines, posters and children's books by artists including Maxfield Parrish, Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter, Frank Adams and Norman Rockwell; a small group of paintings by Edgar Degas, Winslow Homer, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Everett Shinn and others; and lots of movie set designs, costumes and ...

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Trump's travel ban: US Supreme Court vindicates President

Under the Supreme Court decision , people with a "bona fide relationship" to a person or entity in the US will still be permitted entry. So would a worker who accepted a job from an American company, a student enrolled at a USA university or a lecturer invited to address a US audience.

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Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

In his inaugural speech as president of the United States Conference of Mayors, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Monday called on the nation's municipal leaders to form a bipartisan bulwark against White House turmoil and congressional lethargy.

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Senate GOP, Democrats reach deal on imposing new sanctions on Russian Federation

On Wednesday, United States Senate has overwhelming voted to make way for allowing new sanctions against Russian Federation in order to punish the latter's alleged interference in the US election of 2016. In a rare moment of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted 97 to two to approve the sanctions, with only Republicans Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voting against.

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GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

The budget office said the plan would have slashed $337 billion in federal dollars by 2026, mostly from reductions in Medicaid and insurance subsidies. Susan Collins , R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, have said the CBO's uninsured numbers will be important in how they decide whether to support the bill or not.

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Roger Federer through to last four in Halle

In taking the opening set in just 24 minutes, Zverev already looked a beaten man and, even though he found a way past Federer in last year's semi-final, Federer ensured that a repeat was never on the cards. Federer wasted set points in the first as Mayer won a nine-minute eighth game, saving both chances and holding serve with a pair of aces. Zverev is an exciting prospect and has shown great form so far in 2017, and has great power to his game, which he will have to use to full ...

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Vetted refugees can come to US through July 6

Their Monday ruling only partially limits the lower courts' stays on letting the travel ban take effect. Two federal judges and two federal appeals courts blocked the restrictions either on those grounds or on grounds of violating immigration law.

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Turkish troops to stay in Qatar

Qatar said it led the region in attacking what it called the roots of terrorism . Tillerson on Sunday said that "while some of the elements will be very hard for Qatar to meet, there are significant areas which provide a basis for ongoing dialogue leading to resolution ".

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US Supreme Court breathes new life into Trump's travel ban

Trump has said that the travel order would go into effect 72 hours after a high court ruling. The court allowed a limited version of the refugee ban, which had also been blocked by courts, to go into effect. The Fourth Circuit had held that the primary goal of the travel ban was religious, "was motivated principally by a desire to exclude Muslims from the United States , not by considerations relating to national security", and therefore violated the First Amendment.

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Gov. Kasich: Neither party 'cares about helping poor people'

Everything we're talking about now - getting people healthy, giving them health care - is created to get them to work. Kasich directed pointed comments against the bill during a joint appearance in Washington on Tuesday with Colorado Gov.

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House Democrats plan to roll out property-tax freeze plan

The state has been without a budget since 2015. The property tax freeze, which has been a longstanding Rauner demand, was proposed separate from the budget. Rauner and Democrats have been unable to agree on a blueprint in part because Rauner has insisted on "structural" changes to limit workers' compensation costs and reduce state employee pension-program debt, freeze local property taxes, and consolidate or eliminate superfluous government bodies.

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Hundreds of Firefighters Working to Contain 1200-Acre Wildfire South of Beaumont

Soon after it was ignited just after 3 p.m.by a auto crash near the Lamb Canyon Landfill, the flames were moving at "a critical rate", a Cal Fire statement said. The cause of the fire was determined to be the result of a traffic collision with fire. CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters are on the scene. Riverside County sheriff's officials said they "accidentally" put out evacuation alerts to residents in cities where there is no fire, including Norco, Corona and Jurupa Valley.

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Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

Also, the government said last week the ban would go into effect 72 hours after the Supreme Court ruling - which would be Thursday morning in Washington. In the meantime, people with no relationship with the U.S. won't be able to enter. "The only identifiable class anybody has been able to think of are people traveling for the first time as visitors to America, or people who are very occasional visitors to America who decide they are going to come between now and October", he said.

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Trump adviser says travel ban decision 'slap in face' to opponents

The same rules apply to all refugees because Mr Trump's travel ban also included a 120-day suspension of the United States refugee resettlement programme. The justices will hear full arguments in the case in October. It is said by the administration that the ban on travel is needed to allow time to contrivance sturdier selection measures, although it has already trundled out some new requirements not blocked by courts, including additional questions for visa applicants.

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Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely

Berger said that's in line with the roughly 10 percent raises over two years that Cooper had recommended in his budget proposal in March. State Sen. GOP legislative leaders have vowed to override the veto, which they have the votes to accomplish if Republicans remain united. Farmer-Butterfield said it's important to keep a healthy reserve fund but not at the expense of the state's school children, state employees, retired state personnel, teachers and judicial system.

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Adam Putnam applauding EPA move to rescind WOTUS regulations

The groups said in written statements that EPA's decision threatens wildlife and businesses that rely on clean water for hunting and fishing. On June 29, 2015, the EPA and the U.S. "I applaud the Trump Administration and Secretary Pruitt's announcement to walk away from the previous administration's WOTUS rule and begin the process to develop a new rule", said Nebraska Department of Agriculture Director Greg Ibach.

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Son of former Major League Baseball player Keith Lockhart on life support

The teenager was struck in the face as he was running to home plate, when the catcher threw the ball back to the pitcher. The ball broke his nose and Jason received stitches. The earliest Jason could be off life support is Tuesday following the surgery. On Wednesday of last week, however, Jason was placed on a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital because of continued bleeding, his sister Sydney Lockhart - who has been ...

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Czech Nuclear Power Plant Hosted Bikini Competition To Hire Female Intern

The post states that the woman with the most likes will be crowned "Miss Energy 2017" and win a two-week internship at the plant, which sounds like a totally non-sexist way to hire a new intern. And because of the backlash the nuclear plant was forced to say sorry. "The competition is absolutely outside the bounds of ethics", human rights lawyer Petra Havlíková said.

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Gingrich: Supreme Court travel ban ruling shows Trump was 'right'

The court is expected to decide within days if the Trump administration can enforce it's travel ban. The main provision of the order as well as the previously issued first executive order that has received so much public discussion and media coverage over the past six months concerns suppressing entry into this country for 90 days of foreign nationals from the countries of Iran , Libya , Somalis, Sudan , Syria , and Yemen .

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Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

Trump said last week that the ban would take effect 72 hours being cleared by courts.The action Monday is a victory for President Donald Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency. The official who described the plans was not authorized to discuss them publicly by name and spoke on condition of anonymity. It exempts those with "a bona fide relationship" with a person or entity in the United States.


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