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Senate bill is evil Senate bill is evil
- July 07, 2017

If their children lose health care coverage, they will have to choose whether to bring their child to the doctor or to stay on top of their rent. While details of the Senate plan still are unknown, the House's replacement plan would allow states to opt out of numerous ACA's protections and set up costly high-risk pools for those with pre-existing conditions, like me. (more...)
Qatar Crisis: Restrictions To Continue, Saudi Arabia Says Qatar Crisis: Restrictions To Continue, Saudi Arabia Says
- July 07, 2017

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at a joint press conference, said that further steps against Qatar will be taken at the appropriate time in line with the global law. On Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visited officials in both the United Arab Emirates and Qatar . Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has underlined his country's support for Qatar once again and expressed discontent with the demand for the closure of a Turkish military base in Doha. (more...)
HTC 'Ocean Life' to offer Edge Sense at a mid-range price tag HTC 'Ocean Life' to offer Edge Sense at a mid-range price tag
- July 06, 2017

A leak has appeared online reporting the specs of a new mid-range device on which HTC may be working on. The upcoming smartphone will be HTC U11's smaller version, and it will come along with numerous larger smartphone's specs and features into a smaller frame, Android And Me reported. (more...)
Angela Merkel stands by claim that Europe can not rely on US Angela Merkel stands by claim that Europe can not rely on US
- July 06, 2017

The White House later said in a statement that the calls would be with Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, but did not mention French President Emmanuel Macron. Merkel's conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU/CSU) four years ago described the U.S.as Germany's "most important friend outside Europe", and the relationship between the countries as the "cornerstone" of Germany's worldwide relations. (more...)
Meeting Trump-Merkel expected this week before the G20 Meeting Trump-Merkel expected this week before the G20
- July 05, 2017

Representatives for the White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment. She says they would likely have differences on other issues. Earlier Sunday, about 10,000 people marched peacefully through Hamburg streets. The gathering of the leaders from the world's 20 main economies will mark the first time Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have met since the U.S. (more...)
Senior White House officials reportedly found Trump's CNN video 'funny' Senior White House officials reportedly found Trump's CNN video 'funny'
- July 04, 2017

The 28-second-long video appears to be an edited clip from Trump's appearance in Wrestlemania from a decade ago. This is not President Trump's first attack on media outlets, he has been attacking the media since the beginning of his campaign calling several media outlets like New York Times , The Washington Post , CNN and MSNBC "Fake News". (more...)
TN theatres shut down indefinitely in protest against heavy tax TN theatres shut down indefinitely in protest against heavy tax
- July 04, 2017

Going ahead with their strike announced on Friday, the exhibitors knocked at the doors of Chief Minister K Palaniswami seeking a review of a 30 per cent Entertainment tax, charged by the city corporation, citing their "inability" to pay both taxes. (more...)
Several injured after cab driver crashes near Logan International Airport Several injured after cab driver crashes near Logan International Airport
- July 04, 2017

The crash occurred near a taxi stand close to Logan Airport, officials told Boston 25 News . There were serious injuries in the crash. The victims have been taken to area hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. (more...)
For Greater Boston, showers and storms overnight Friday For Greater Boston, showers and storms overnight Friday
- July 02, 2017

We have almost a carbon copy of yesterday again today with a mainly dry start, then another round of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. A low around 66 Saturday night , with mostly clear skies and winds coming from the south at around 5 miles per hour. Friday and into the weekend , rain chances go up to 40%. (more...)
Trump's 'feds' now in Chicago to fight gun violence, report says Trump's 'feds' now in Chicago to fight gun violence, report says
- July 01, 2017

The President threatened to send in help early in his administration after months of campaigning against crime in Chicago and other major cities. "He is here to help people". The idea of a new strike force was reportedly born last November, and in March, a police official met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Washington, D.C.to discuss how to proceed. (more...)
2 injured after plane crashes on I-405 in California 2 injured after plane crashes on I-405 in California
- July 01, 2017

Two people in their early 60s were pulled from the wreckage by an off-duty firefighter and hospitalized with traumatic injuries. - Rafi Mamalian (@rafimama) June 30, 2017Just saw a plane just crash land on the 405 freeway right in front of me! Tina Foster had just left nearby John Wayne Airport when she heard a loud boom, which she initially thought was a vehicle crash. (more...)
Barletta co-sponsor of illegal immigration legislation passed by House Barletta co-sponsor of illegal immigration legislation passed by House
- July 01, 2017

Kate's Law is named in memory of 32-year-old Kate Steinle , who was fatally shot in San Francisco two years ago. Kate's Law increases penalties for undocumented immigrants who return to the United States after having been deported earlier. (more...)
Man dies after vehicle crash involving Venus Williams Man dies after vehicle crash involving Venus Williams
- June 30, 2017

Police said that there's no evidence that Williams, 37, was distracted by a cellphone at the time of the accident. "The driver of [the Toyota] is at fault for violating the right of way of [the Hyundai]", the report said. When asked if the police report was available, Palm Beach Gardens police responding by saying the request had been received and was forwarded to the city clerk for processing. (more...)
Ex-Trump Associate to Testify Before House Intel Committee on Russia Probe Ex-Trump Associate to Testify Before House Intel Committee on Russia Probe
- June 30, 2017

Stone wanted his testimony out in the open and had even gone on the record saying he'd refuse to testify privately , but in the end, his hatred of John Podesta won out. He will testify before the same body - the House Intelligence Committee - that is investigating Trump associates' ties to Russian Federation, the country suspected of assisting WikiLeaks's email hack. (more...)
Turkey says it retaliated to 'harassing' YPG fire in northern Syria Turkey says it retaliated to 'harassing' YPG fire in northern Syria
- June 30, 2017

He was, of course, referring to the United States, whose troops are now all that seem to be standing between Turkish troops and the YPG. The Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, are a key part of the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces. (more...)
Qatar's defence minister to visit Turkey amid base controversy
- June 30, 2017

The U.S., which urges a diplomatic solution to the crisis, has been pushing for a list of grievances that are " reasonable and actionable ". The minister was speaking at a meeting with reporters at the Saudi embassy in Washington. It is being told that these demands have been supplied to Qatar through Kuwait. Joe Scarborough took aim at Al Jazeera on Wednesday's episode of Morning Joe , slamming the news organization for being used as a prop to spread disinformation and support ... (more...)
Treasury sanctions Chinese firm and 2 citizens with ties to North Korea Treasury sanctions Chinese firm and 2 citizens with ties to North Korea
- June 30, 2017

The chinese bank Bank of Dandong , located in the border city chinese of the same name, is "seen as a source of concern for money laundering", said the White House , the secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin. "We are committed to targeting north Korea's external enablers and maximizing pressure on the North Korean regime". At least I know China tried!' Trump tweeted on June 20. (more...)
Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out Cyborg to face Evinger at UFC 214 after Anderson pulls out
- June 29, 2017

We were supposed to fight before and then it'll be unbelievable, we're gonna fight for title belt in the UFC at 145". Evinger is the current Invicta FC bantamweight champion and has won each of her last 10 fights overall. She was expected to fight in the inaugural women's featherweight title fight at UFC 208 in February, but turned the opportunity down because she didn't want to compete until March. (more...)
Florentino Perez has not spoken to Manchester United over Alvaro Morata Florentino Perez has not spoken to Manchester United over Alvaro Morata
- June 29, 2017

The Spanish worldwide managed to start just 16 games last season with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of him in the pecking order so it's no wonder Morata has been looking to leave in search of first team football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. (more...)
Aston Martin Vantage AMR is last hurrah for current-gen model Aston Martin Vantage AMR is last hurrah for current-gen model
- June 29, 2017

The Vantage AMR is available in four striking AMR exterior schemes including Stratus White with an Orange graphic, Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic, Zaffre Blue with Red graphic and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. To see it out before an all-new model debuts soon, Aston Martin has launched the Vantage AMR, of which only 300 are to be built. The British marque launched AMR, which is the equivalent of AMG or the BMW M division for the Gaydon corporation, earlier this year, and it ... (more...)
Beyond Good and Evil 2 demo is both handsome and ambitious Beyond Good and Evil 2 demo is both handsome and ambitious
- June 29, 2017

Ubisoft has released the in-engine demo shown to journalists behind closed doors at E3, and it shows the massive scope of creative director Michel Ancel's prequel. Beyond Good and Evil 2 is now in development at Ubisoft, with an unknown release date, for unknown platforms. Especially as you get a free drinking mini-game if you take a sip of squash every time he says "space monkey". (more...)
Macron's party wins landslide majority in parliament: final results Macron's party wins landslide majority in parliament: final results
- June 28, 2017

The result, based on official figures and poll projections, fully redraws France's political landscape, sidelining the Socialists and Republicans that alternated in power for decades. Many victorious members of parliament have never held office before. Ms Le Pen's victory in the northern former coalmining town of Henin-Beaumont was a rare bright spot for her nationalist and anti-EU party that was once hoping to emerge as the principal opposition to Mr Macron. (more...)
Dozens dead in 'US-led strike' in Syria's al-Mayadeen
- June 28, 2017

Iran's foreign minister has denounced as a "dangerous escalation" the White House allegations that Syria is preparing a new chemical weapons attack. "The White House must have solid intelligence about a possible Syrian sarin attack but why they chose to send [a] message to Assad and Putin via press release isn't clear", Daryl Kimball, the head of the Arms Control Association said in a tweet . (more...)
NDP put no confidence motion forward, call on Clark to support it NDP put no confidence motion forward, call on Clark to support it
- June 28, 2017

BC Liberal house leader Mike de Jong said Monday he expects to lose the vote on last week's throne speech , which contained sweeping new promises taken from opposition election platforms. "This is a parliamentary democracy, and if at the end of the day there is to be a transition, if the two opposition parties, as they have and appear resolved to do, wish to govern and the lieutenant-governor agrees that it is in the best interest of the province, that's fine". (more...)
Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch sector Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch sector
- June 27, 2017

The Pakistani BAT members were armed with headband cameras to record the attack on the Indian Army patrol. A fire-fight commenced soon in which the two Army soldiers and the two BAT members were killed. These areas have witnessed 20 ceasefire violations, an attack by Pakistan special forces team and two infiltration bids in June, in which four people including three jawans were killed died and 10 were injured. (more...)
Proud of you, champion: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Kidambi Srikanth's incredible feat
- June 26, 2017

The former All England Badminton Championships victor says not just the win, but the manner in which Srikanth decimated the Chinese giant has given him a lot of joy. Anand Mahindra who tweeted just after Srikanth's win and named him "STEAMROLLER SRIKANTH" did not seem happy about the prize as well. Kidambi matched each step taken by Chen in the final. (more...)
Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump
- June 25, 2017

Thanking Portugal for supporting India's United Nations Security Council bid, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that both nations have agreed to setup a four million Euros worth of science and technology fund. The nature of the relationships are different. He said the Dutch expertise in areas like water and waste management, agriculture, food processing, renewable energy, and ports and shipping, matches with India's development needs. (more...)
Activists Say the Trump Administration Is Making Yellowstone Bears Vulnerable to Hunters Activists Say the Trump Administration Is Making Yellowstone Bears Vulnerable to Hunters
- June 24, 2017

Today, the Greater Yellowstone population has rebounded from a low of under 150 individuals to around 700. During the intervening 15 months, federal officials evaluated states' grizzly management plans and responded to concerns generated by 650,000 comments from the public, including wildlife advocates and Native American tribal officials who are staunchly opposed to hunting grizzly bears . (more...)
Manslaughter charges eyed in deadly Grenfell Tower blaze
- June 24, 2017

The spokesman pointed out that safety testing was carried out on the insulation as part of a "particular rainscreen cladding system", but said: "Any changes to components of the cladding system or construction methods used need to be considered by the relevant building designer". (more...)
United Nations: Refugee displacement at seven-decade high
- June 20, 2017

It is followed by Colombia and Afghanistan , which are responsible for 7.7 million and 4.7 million displaced persons, respectively. The report tracked three types of movement: refugees , internal displacement and asylum-seekers. In 2016, the conflict in South Sudan became the fastest-growing displacement of people in the world. Canada announced an additional contribution of $86 million to assist starvation and war ravaged South Sudan. (more...)