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Budget office to gauge health bill effect on coverage, cost

Richard Neal of MA, the top Democrat on the House Ways & Means Committee. The bill would achieve the GOP's aim to reduce spending: It would shave $119 billion off outlays from 2017 to 2026, but even this is not as much as the House Committee on Rules stated the bill would save, the independent federal think tank said. [Full Article...]

Apple has started testing 5G millimeter wave wireless technology

Apple has started testing 5G millimeter wave wireless technology Despite Apple's urgency in launching the 5G technology, it is nearly certain that the iPhone 8 and other upcoming devices for 2017 will not support the new wireless technology. In telecommunications, millimeter wave technology allows for data rates of up to 10Gbps. Apple specifically intends to use the 28 and 39GHz bands which have already been approved by the FCC for commercial use with 5... [Full Article...]

Two JIT men are politically aligned: Hussain Nawaz

Two JIT men are politically aligned: Hussain Nawaz The next hearing will be in two weeks, in line with the Supreme Court's order on the Panama Papers case. "Let these applications be numbered and listed for hearing in the court on 29-05-2017". "Earlier the SC initiated contempt proceedings against former PM Raja Parvez Ashraf for writing letter to the chief justice of Pakistan ". Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan, a member of the bench, warned Zia that... [Full Article...]

Wagner returning to Michigan, Wilson staying in draft

Wagner returning to Michigan, Wilson staying in draft FILE - In this January 7, 2017, file photo, Michigan forward Moritz Wagner (13), of Germany, goes to the basket, defended by Maryland forward Damonte Dodd (35), during an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. [Full Article...]

800 jobs in limbo as Topshop goes under

800 jobs in limbo as Topshop goes under He said the management team are working closely with administrators to ensure the best outcome for the business. Some of Topshop's Australian stores could close after the company operating them was placed in voluntary administration. Myer holds a 20 per cent interest in Austradia and acknowledged the company's restructure of its operations in a statement to the ASX this morning. [Full Article...]

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing

US Navy ship sails near South China Sea reef claimed by Beijing The USS Dewey sailed "less than 12 nautical miles" from Mischief Reef, part of the the Spratly Islands, in a "freedom of navigation operation", the official said. The Chinese government has reclaimed land and built up artificial islands in the sea, including on Mischief Reef, and deployed military assets to them. [Full Article...]

Republican says Trump's budget presumes 'Goldilocks' economy

Scott Peters . "Even with the boost in defense spending - which I support - this budget is a bad deal for San Diego. But Trump has not claimed his tax cuts will recoup more than 100 percent of their lost revenue, so it's simply an embarrassing mistake", he writes. [Full Article...]

President Trump meets with Pope Francis at Vatican

Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Tuesday night and protests are expected after Trump arrives in Brussels for a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting and Sicily for a G-7 gathering. President Trump brought his Reluctant World Tour to the Vatican Wednesday morning, and, against seemingly insurmountable odds, he secured an audience with the pope. [Full Article...]

Secretary Price Congratulates New WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Secretary Price Congratulates New WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Margaret Chan , a former Hong Kong health director who has led the WHO for 10 years, steps down on June 30 leaving a mixed legacy after WHO's slow response to West Africa's Ebola epidemic in 2013-2016 which killed 11,300 people. An African national has been voted to head the World Health Organization for the first time in the agency's history. "Under my leadership it will be", he said. [Full Article...]

Palestine To Make Unprecedented Peace Offer to Trump

Palestine To Make Unprecedented Peace Offer to Trump Trump's Israel visit coincides with a very special day - the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty after 2000 years. Trump said that he believes that Abbas and Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu are ready to work on achieving peace. On this holy land, 37 days ago, 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike. [Full Article...]

Trump Budget Plan Relies On Optimistic Growth Assumptions, Analysts Say

But it was not clear that they could come up with an alternative that could win over conservatives and moderates while clearing a path for the tax cuts and policies they have promised for years. Trump would keep campaign pledges to leave core Medicare and Social Security benefits for the elderly alone, but that would translate into even deeper cuts in programs for the poor such as Medi... [Full Article...]

Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up

Turkey Dispute Over Washington Protest Heats Up In a statement , the ministry said that United States officials did not take necessary measures to protect the Turkish president and that led to security breaches. police had separated the two groups. Turkish state media and pro-government media has portrayed the incident as one where the Turkish side was forced to defend itself after coming under attack from "terrorists" amid a lack of USA p... [Full Article...]

Melania Trump appears to slap away president's hand in Israel

At the press event with Netanyahu, Trump insisted that he had "never mentioned the word Israel " during his recent meeting with Russian officials in which he divulged classified information that reportedly came from Israel . Still, no publication pointed fingers at President Trump for mentioning " Israel ". Trump's visit to Jerusalem has been laden with religious symbolism. [Full Article...]

Mamata to meet PM tomorrow, to raise financial crisis, Ganga

Mamata to meet PM tomorrow, to raise financial crisis, Ganga Leader of Opposition in West Bengal assembly Abdul Mannan termed the yesterdays police attack on the Left activists as a "ploy" by the Mamata Banerjee government to destroy democracy. "We aren't concerned over who is talking to whom on what issue". We will continue our fight. The Congress, along with its ally the CPI (M), made a decision to bring in a no confidence motion against the Trinamool C... [Full Article...]

In Video, Perdue Warns Employees of USDA Job Cuts

In Video, Perdue Warns Employees of USDA Job Cuts The White House on Monday proposed $46.54 billion in cuts to federal government funding for the agriculture sector over the next 10 years, including limits on federal subsidies for crop insurance premiums. NFU Senior Vice President of Public Policy Rob Larew says if Congress approves the President's plan, there won't be a new farm bill. In a video message to USDA employees, Perdue said USDA wo... [Full Article...]

Ethiopian wins vote to be first African head of WHO

Ethiopian wins vote to be first African head of WHO Tedros received 133 votes to Nabarro's 50, with two abstentions. Dr. Sania Nishtar , a Pakistani cardiologist and expert in noncommunicable diseases, was eliminated after a first round with 38 votes. Member states should up their funding commitment if they want a real decision-making power in the organization's future, he tells Devex. "All roads should lead to universal health coverage", he u... [Full Article...]

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization

Vermont Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Marijuana Legalization That could happen at a veto session scheduled for next month. Scott says if he does not reach an agreement with lawmakers over teacher health care, he will sign the budget as is to avoid a government shutdown. The bill would also have created a commission to study how Vermont could tax and regulate marijuana sales, as Colorado and several other states have done. [Full Article...]

Protests inside and outside Assembly over police action

Protests inside and outside Assembly over police action The Left Front had made a decision to opt for a " Nabanna march" to protest on various issues including corruption in governance by the Trinamool Congress . A top state police officer said Howrah police arrested 24 Left activists and 11 MLAs including Sujan Chakraborty, Ashok Bhattacharya and Tanmay Bhattacharjee, Anisur Rehaman, Manas Mukherjee. [Full Article...]

Post Half Girlfriend shoot in UN, official hopes for more Bollywood projects

Post Half Girlfriend shoot in UN, official hopes for more Bollywood projects Shraddha and Arjun have co-starred for the first time in Mohit Suri's Half Girlfriend and it appears that the cine-goers are loving the new onscreen pair . The fact that the film is based on a Chetan Bhagat book could be one of the reasons the audience is heading to the theatres for themselves to judge. The film has been directed by Mohit Suri . [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 NC Districts

Supreme Court Strikes Down 2 NC Districts Last week, the Supreme Court said it would not review a lower court's ruling that a sweeping 2013 rewrite of the state's voting laws was an unconstitutional attempt to diminish the power of African-American voters. The justices upheld a lower court's February 2016 ruling that threw out two majority-black U.S. House of Representatives districts. North Carolina lawmakers had drawn district l... [Full Article...]


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