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Don't let America down on health care, Trump tells Senate Republicans

In the coming days, the independent Congressional Budget Office is set to release its assessment of how much the Republican plan would cost in the next decade and how many millions of people would lose their insurance under it. It is hard to overstate how badly House Republicans botched the messaging on the health care reform bill they narrowly approved last week. Democrats are convinced the... [Full Article...]

Chelsea Manning set for release next week

Chelsea Manning set for release next week Manning has been forced to serve her sentence in an all-male military prison despite a request to transfer to a civilian prison. Manning said she would be "forever grateful" to all those who had supported her and President Obama, and now hoped to make "life better for others". [Full Article...]

IS radio station destroyed, 34 militants killed in Afghanistan

IS radio station destroyed, 34 militants killed in Afghanistan It's suspected they were victims of friendly fire. More than 100 Afghan civilians were killed . Defeating the group remains one of the top US priorities in Afghanistan and last month the United States dropped its largest non-nuclear device on a network of caves and tunnels used by ISIS in Nangarhar, killing 94 fighters, including four commanders. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn cautious over sending more United Kingdom troops to Afghanistan

Jeremy Corbyn cautious over sending more United Kingdom troops to Afghanistan There are now about 8,400 US troops conducting counterterrorism operations against insurgents and training the Afghans. Sending in 3,000 more troops, as the Trump administration is reportedly debating , would do little, especially when the 100,000 boots on the ground during President Barack Obama's "surge" didn't result in "winning". [Full Article...]

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions

Iowa Rep. Rod Blum quits interview over town hall questions The Iowa Republican went on to say that many of his GOP colleagues were not holding town hall meetings during the week-long recess. Scheinblum countered with the idea that Blum represents "all Iowans" because of the decisions he makes in Congress. [Full Article...]

Women's golf in fifth after first round of NCAA Columbus Regional

Women's golf in fifth after first round of NCAA Columbus Regional Florida State is in second place (only two strokes behind the Gators with a 299 team score) and is followed by Purdue and Ohio State (tied for third with a scores of 302), Texas A&M is in fifth place (308 team score) and Arkansas and SC who are both tied for sixth (with scores of 309). [Full Article...]

SC House approves roads bill compromise

SC House approves roads bill compromise Senators voted 32-11 Monday to debate the compromise, signaling it could gather enough support to override Gov. Henry McMaster's promised veto. Afterward, Sheheen said the Senate's approval of the tax hike was "a big freakin' deal". It has been 30 years since SC lawmakers have been successful in raising the gas tax, which is now the second-lowest in the nation. "I encourage him to consider the... [Full Article...]

No charges over United States police shooting of Alton Sterling

Whether Mr Sterling was reaching for his.38 caliber revolver is subject to debate because it is not clear from the video, and the Department of Justice could not say either way. Salamoni's attorney, John McLindon, said he expects the state will come to the same conclusion as the federal probe. "They've been under a tremendous amount of stress and pressure". [Full Article...]


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