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Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital

Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital MedStar said in a statement Friday that Scalise was in critical condition but had showed signs of improvement. He underwent immediate surgery, and an additional procedure to stop bleeding. Scalise will undergo more operations. Scalise is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , Congressional Aide Zach Barth , Lobbyist Matt Mika , and two Cap... [Full Article...]

Reaction to court's decision to hear redistricting case

Election law experts say the case is the best chance yet for the high court to put limits on what lawmakers may do to gain a partisan advantage in creating political district maps, according to the Associated Press . But the justices have not thrown out state electoral maps drawn simply to give one party an advantage over another. The last time the court examined a partisan gerrymande... [Full Article...]

Mourners in Ohio remember US student held prisoner by North Korea

The North had earlier Friday denied torturing or mistreating Warmbier, in the first official reaction to his death. North Korea reportedly told a USA official that Warmbier contracted botulism and slipped intothe coma after taking a sleeping pill - they claimed to have released the student on "humanitarian grounds". [Full Article...]

Handel looks to unify voters after crucial Congressional win

Handel looks to unify voters after crucial Congressional win Democrats lost another race in SC that same night, and that followed previous disappointments in Montana and Kansas. In the closely watched Georgia 6th District race, Democrat Jon Ossoff lost despite $30 million spent to back his bid against Republican Karen Handel . [Full Article...]

Democratic Losses in Special Elections

Democratic Losses in Special Elections Rep. Tim Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, told Business Insider said he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership. [Full Article...]

Funeral Held for Former N.Korean Prisoner Otto Warmbier

Bush. (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Fred Warmbier , father of Otto Warmbier , a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wyoming High School in Cinci. [Full Article...]

Rex Tillerson: Palestinian Authority ends policy of paying prisoners who attack Israelis

Rex Tillerson: Palestinian Authority ends policy of paying prisoners who attack Israelis Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson said President Trump's call for a 28 percent reduction in USA diplomacy and foreign aid spending in 2018 won't negatively impact America's ability to be the world's leader in helping other nation's pursue democracy and grow economically. [Full Article...]

Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria

Iran misses targets in missile attack on Syria The Iranian missile strike was an intended provocation on Tehran's part, analysts say. A similar drone - an Iranian Shahed 129 - was shot down in the same location after it dropped munitions near coalition forces on June 8. The downing of a Syrian warplane by a USA fighter jet over the weekend punctuated those concerns. On June 8, the USA shot down a drone that had fired on coalition f... [Full Article...]


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