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What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform What Failure On Obamacare Repeal Means For Tax Reform
- March 26, 2017

Leaders had originally planned for a Thursday floor vote, falling on the seventh year anniversary of then-president Barack Obama signing the ACA into law. The American Health Care Act was on the verge of being jammed through Congress, despite the obvious burden it would place on millions of Americans. (more...)
OHCHR needs $362000 to implement Sri Lanka resolution OHCHR needs $362000 to implement Sri Lanka resolution
- March 26, 2017

Among other things, Resolution 30/1 of September 2015, called for the establishment of a judicial mechanism having foreign as well as Sri Lankan judges and prosecutors. The United Nations and rights groups have accused the Sri Lankan military of killing thousands of civilians, mostly Tamils, during the final weeks of the war and have pressed for justice for the families of those who disappeared. (more...)
Tributes paid to PC who was brutally murdered Tributes paid to PC who was brutally murdered
- March 26, 2017

Staci Martin said she was visiting London for the first time over spring break when she stumbled upon the 48-year-old officer wearing a "funny hat", she told WPTV. "He said yes, and I asked him if this happens a lot. A long-time supporter of Charlton FC", Palmer's family said in a statement, referring to Palmer's football club of choice. (more...)
Suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder reportedly son of ex-envoy Suspect in Kim Jong Nam murder reportedly son of ex-envoy
- March 26, 2017

The senator argued that the young North Korean despot Kim Jong-un is far worse than one of history's worst dictators. Another suspect, Ri Ji U, also known as "James", is still believed to be in Malaysia. The police chief's remarks come after Singapore's Channel NewsAsia said that the North launched its own investigation in Malaysia on Kim's assassination after Malaysia rejected its request to carry out a joint investigation. (more...)
Aided fighters face little resistance in Syrian operation Aided fighters face little resistance in Syrian operation
- March 26, 2017

The American military supported their move on the dam using Apache attack helicopters, M777 and Himars artillery pieces, and U.S. Special Operations forces, according to Col. He would not say how many Syrian fighters were involved. Syrian activists said Wednesday dozens of people were killed or missing after an airstrike the day before leveled a school near the IS-held city of Raqqa, where displaced families sought refuge. (more...)
Erdogan 'to review European Union ties after referendum' Erdogan 'to review European Union ties after referendum'
- March 26, 2017

Last week, its caretaker government summoned Turkey's envoy to Sofia and also recalled its ambassador to Turkey for consultations. Erdogan was addressing what Ankara sees as the suppression of free speech in some European Union countries because of bans put on visiting Turkish politicians, and the treatment police have meted out to their supporters. (more...)
Keystone pipeline wins approval from Trump administration Keystone pipeline wins approval from Trump administration
- March 26, 2017

The Canadian tar sands oil it would carry is likely to be extracted and burned regardless. The Obama administration had rejected the pipeline after years of delay, after heated debates within the administration, street protests, and court battles tossing up resistance to the project. (more...)
Italian Prime Minister Says Rome Declaration 'Step Forward' for EU Italian Prime Minister Says Rome Declaration 'Step Forward' for EU
- March 26, 2017

May's impending Brexit confirmation and tens of thousands of protesters gathering beyond the tight police cordon around the Campidoglio palace offered a more sober reminder of the challenges of holding the 27 nations to a common course. Today, the European Union has become a global leader on issues ranging from climate change and energy security, to poverty eradication and development. (more...)
Planned Parenthood head to Ivanka Trump: 'Stand for women' Planned Parenthood head to Ivanka Trump: 'Stand for women'
- March 26, 2017

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-TX, praised the bill for redirecting money from Planned Parenthood to federally qualified community health centers that offer women non-violent choices. The group was wearing pink shirts and holding signs that say "I stand with Planned Parenthood" and chanting. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards addresses a New Hampshire crowd a year ago. (more...)
China talks trade, prosperity with Turnbull China talks trade, prosperity with Turnbull
- March 26, 2017

For his part, Mr Li insisted that China was not seeking to "militarise" the South China Sea and would suffer the most if trade routes were disrupted, because it is the world's biggest trader. "Some Australian government officials have already expressed a not very favorable attitude (to China's construction work)". Australia's agriculture exports to China were worth more than A$8 billion (US$6.14 billion) previous year. (more...)
Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip Las Vegas police investigating bus shooting outside Cosmopolitan on Strip
- March 26, 2017

Authorities believed an individual who was on a bus that was traveling on the strip is responsible for the shooting. The believed shooter has barricaded themself inside the vehicle and is in a standoff with the police. Las Vegas Boulevard will be closed between Flamingo Road and Harmon Avenue for this incident, police said. "Both were transported to the trauma center and one is deceased". (more...)
As fighting intensifies, number of people trapped in Mosul grows As fighting intensifies, number of people trapped in Mosul grows
- March 26, 2017

However, locals said that dozens of worshipers were killed in the airstrike and that the targeted building was, in fact, a mosque. They were thwarted by ISIS snipers, auto bombs and mortars fired from crowded residential areas in the narrow alleys of the Old City. (more...)
Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels rolls on despite threat of budget cuts Santa Barbara Meals on Wheels rolls on despite threat of budget cuts
- March 25, 2017

On an average day, Meals On Wheels delivers nutritious meals to about 850 elderly or disabled people in Wichita Falls. According to Hauer, Yankton's Meals on Wheels program delivered more than 17,000 meals within Yankton city limits in 2016. (more...)
Government Cites Virginia Travel-Ban Ruling in Push to Lift Hawaii's Order Government Cites Virginia Travel-Ban Ruling in Push to Lift Hawaii's Order
- March 25, 2017

More than 1,700 readers responded to the poll, which was conducted mostly after the Trump administration came out with its original travel ban but before the president issued his second, somewhat revised executive order. "As the court correctly explains, the President's executive order falls well within his authority to safeguard the nation's security", said department spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores. (more...)
Tough New Visa Regulations Draw Response From US Travel Association Tough New Visa Regulations Draw Response From US Travel Association
- March 25, 2017

Ex consular officials speaking to Reuters say that the social media order could lead to large delays in processing visa applications. According to the Associated Press , the instructions also told consular officials to draw up criteria for "population sets" that would need extra visa scrutiny before being allowed to travel to the United States. (more...)
Ryan McBride's death is a devastating loss Ryan McBride's death is a devastating loss
- March 25, 2017

Children and their parents wearing the red and white of the Candystripes stood in respectful silence. IRELAND footballer James McClean has told how tragic Derry City skipper Ryan McBride would "throw his body on the line" when he pulled on a jersey. (more...)
Ukraine President claims Russian 'state terrorism' killed former MP Ukraine President claims Russian 'state terrorism' killed former MP
- March 25, 2017

The deputy head of Ukrainian police, Oleksandr Vakulenko, also suggested Russian involvement because the ex-MP had "important information". Officials said his bodyguard was a member of Ukraine's special services. Russian Federation and Ukraine traded verbal barbs over Mr. Voronenkov's death. He had also spoken out against Russia's annexation of Crimea in March 2014, although he voted for the move at the time . (more...)
'Hero' British MP tried to save stabbed officer 'Hero' British MP tried to save stabbed officer
- March 25, 2017

The Conservative MP attempted mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and applied pressure on the wounds to stem the blood flow to keep him alive. The witness asked not to be named, citing details that are now under police investigation. Wandering outside, the former army officer discovered the wounded police officer and rushed to his aid. The vehicle then crashed near the parliament building and at least one man, armed with a knife, continued the attack by trying to enter parliament, authorities said. (more...)
Paul Ryan: Obamacare Is Still 'Law Of The Land' Paul Ryan: Obamacare Is Still 'Law Of The Land'
- March 25, 2017

Both Drudge Report and Breitbart News, conservative news sites that full-throatedly backed Trump's campaign, prominently criticized the American Health Care Act and distanced the White House from it on their homepages. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he shared the "disappointment" of President Donald Trump and Hou. "I'm sure they may be pleased right now, but when they see how bad this thing gets.I don't think they're going to like that either", he said. (more...)
United Nations criticizes Israel for expanding settlements United Nations criticizes Israel for expanding settlements
- March 25, 2017

Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, who recently returned from a visit to the region, led the USA delegation in what were described as "intensive discussions" with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's chief of staff Yoav Horowitz and foreign policy adviser Jonathan Schachter. (more...)
Putin: terrorist attack against Russian Guard unit in Chechnya 'gruesome event' Putin: terrorist attack against Russian Guard unit in Chechnya 'gruesome event'
- March 25, 2017

Mr Putin said: "We in no way want to influence events, but retain for ourselves the right to meet with all representatives of all political powers, just as our partners in Europe and the United States do". Russia's First Czech-Russian Bank OOO helped her finance an earlier campaign with a 9-million-euro loan in 2014. For decades, Le Pen's party wallowed on the political fringes; with her predecessor Jean-Marie Le Pen (also her father) making the final round of voting only once, in 2002. (more...)
9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia 9/11 victims and bereaved family members sue Saudi Arabia
- March 25, 2017

It took approximately 15 years for such a lawsuit to be permissible. The Obama administration and the Bush administration before it resisted all attempts to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for its alleged links to the 9/11 attacks, arguing that doing so would set a risky precedent which would expose American citizens to similar claims in foreign courts. (more...)
Illinois Snubs Obama: No, we won't make your bithday into a holiday Illinois Snubs Obama: No, we won't make your bithday into a holiday
- March 24, 2017

IL lawmakers failed this week to rally enough votes to pass a measure in the state legislature that would have made former President Barack Obama's birthday a statewide holiday. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget office estimates state holidays cost $3.2 million in personnel expenses, with another $16 million in lost productivity. (more...)
Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombings Ten Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai bombings
- March 24, 2017

Three officers and seven soldiers were killed, the military said in a statement, adding that its forces killed 15 people and arrested seven others during the raid which it said targeted "highly risky terrorists" in the central Sinai area. Egypt's army-backed authorities say they are battling the Welayat Sinai ("Province of Sinai") group, which is alleged to have links with the Daesh terrorist group. (more...)
Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shooting Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin shooting
- March 24, 2017

Details of the incident, which spanned three cities, have thus far remained scarce, but Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks confirmed in a press conference that the suspect, whose name was not released, is in police custody and there is no current threat to the community. (more...)