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Republicans blamed for debt ceiling 'mess'

On Thursday, Trump slammed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin for creating what he called a "mess" of the legislative process meant to raise the country's borrowing limit. On Tuesday, the president took the act public when he traveled to Phoenix and bashed Arizona's two USA senators from his own party - on their home turf.

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One dead as Harvey wreaks havoc in Texas

Hundreds of thousands are without power along the coast, where cleanup efforts are just beginning. Harvey made landfall about 10 p.m. Friday east-northeast of Corpus Christi as a Category 4, with winds in excess of 130 miles per hour.

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Lee jailed for 5 years in bribery case

Mr Lee, who denied all charges, had faced a jail sentence of up to 12 years. He is set to appeal the decision. Prosecutors argued Lee paid or promised to pay a total of 43.3 billion won ($38.4 million) in return for actions including government support for the scion's hereditary succession at the Samsung group .

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Locals react to President Trump's decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

Islamabad's response followed an hours-long meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and army chiefs, all members of the National Security Committee - Pakistan's top forum on issues relating to the country's defense and security.

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How Much Do You Win If You Match One Powerball Number?

North Dakota has never had a jackpot victor. Ticket holders in Maryland, Kansas and IL shared the $656 million prize in 2012. Californians really ramped up the ticket-buying in the hours before Wednesday night's winning numbers were announced.

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How to watch the Great American Eclipse live online

The moon will come in between the Earth and the sun for up to three hours, blocking the sun. On the east coast of Charleston, South Carolina, the last location in the continental US over which the eclipse will pass, Runyon and her team of professors and students will launch balloons from a US Coast Guard boat 9km to 11km offshore.

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Canadian impacted in Barcelona terror attack, Spanish civil guard says

Barcelona terror attack: People attend to injured persons at the scene after a van crashed into pedestrians near the Las Ramblas avenue in central Barcelona , Spain August 17, 2017 . The minute of silence was held near where the driver of the van started the attack. "A woman injured yesterday in #Cambrils attack has died". In Cambrils, police shot dead five people wearing fake bomb belts who plowed into a group of tourists and residents with a vehicle.

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Peace with North Korea a 'possibility'

Spoiler alert: Despite Trump's boast that the U.S.is "locked and loaded" for military action , absolutely none of these things have happened yet. "Those who don't know the North very well fall into this trap every time (thinking they are easing threats) but we've seen this before".

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South Korean Premier Rejects Opposition's Call For Nuclear Armament

The Associated Press reported last week that a US envoy and his North Korean counterpart have discussed three other Americans being held in North Korea . mainland. There are two things North Korea doesn't like. Moon strongly warned Thursday that if the North makes further provocations, it will face tougher sanctions and it eventually will not be able to endure them.

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Solar eclipse tips from Lehigh University astronomer

However, the moon's orbit and the sun's path in our sky don't match up exactly, so at most of those new moon events, the moon appears above or below the sun. Garvin said it has been almost 100 years since an eclipse of this magnitude has been seen from the U.S. Nasa has instructions on how to do this, as well as files to print out and use, here.

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Protesters denounce Trump's first presidential NY home visit

Critics denounced Trump for waiting too long to address the bloodshed, and for initially faulting hatred and violence "on many sides," rather than singling out the white supremacists widely seen as instigating the melee. Eva Sahana, a Resist Fascist organizer, told The Daily Beast on Monday, "Right now [Trump] he has blood all over his hands". In Manhattan, where Trump lived and worked, only about 10 percent of the 2016 vote went to him.

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As results show an incumbent victory, Kenya protests turn deadly

Odinga has claimed the election commission's database was hacked and results manipulated in favor of Kenyatta, who won with 54 percent of the vote to Odinga's 44 percent. In the Kondele neighbourhood of the western city of Kisumu - where protests erupted on Wednesday - hundreds of celebrating Odinga supporters took to the streets, banging drums and blowing vuvuzelas after Mudavadi's announcement.

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A strategic thought on improving Indian-Chinese relations

While it had a special treaty relationship with New Delhi since 1949, the two countries did not share any formal defence arrangement until then. After nearly seven weeks into tension, the Indo-China rivalry on the Sikkim/Doklam region, in which both countries are accusing the other of violating their borders, has refused to die out, exposing the delicate nature of their bilateral relations despite the otherwise strong bilateral trade worth billions of dollars.

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Snedeker withdraws from PGA Championship

With a front-loaded, top-heavy lineup, you've got to go bargain hunting, and I happened across Colsaerts in the discount bin. The PGA Championship , which has always been identified as the season's fourth and final major, may have to find a new calling card.

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Congress leaves for recess without accomplishing Trump initiatives

But what are the electoral implications? President Trump staged a photo-op celebration in the Rose Garden, even as Senate Republicans declared the zombie to be DOA at their doorstep.The senators wanted to pass their own version even before the president, in one of his freaky flip-flops, described the House bill as too "mean."But, alas, Senate Republicans came up with their own clunker of a bill that the CBO estimated would grow the uninsured by 22 million and cut Medicaid by $772 ...

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Ashwin strikes twice as India made Sri Lanka suffer

The duo brought up a 50-run partnership in just 46 balls but their risk-fraught approach meant a wicket wasn't too far away. During his innings on Thursday against Sri Lanka , Pujara also became the leading run-getter in Tests this year, going past South African opener Dean Elgar's tally of 762 runs.

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Venezuela sends two top opposition leaders to jail

Mugica intends to question the results of an election in which ( Smartmatic's ) only role was to provide services for this institution". People hold portraits of opposition leader Antonio Ledezma in front of a wall with a portrait of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez during a news conference at the Venezuelan coalition of opposition parties (MUD) headquarters in Caracas , Venezuela on August 1, 2017.

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Trump Slams '3 Republicans and 48 Democrats' for Skinny Repeal Failure

Republicans leaders hope a pared-down "skinny" bill that repeals several key provisions of Obamacare can gain enough support to pass, after several attempts at broader legislation failed to win approval earlier this week. So he was thankful for the support he got. The CBO projects many of those 15 million would be healthy people who leave the insurance markets because there is no incentive to stay, thus driving up premium prices for everyone else.

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US Senate healthcare repeal bill fails

Both Kansas Senators voted in favor of the measure. Wednesday's defeat comes after the main Republican proposal to replace the ACA was defeated 43-57 on Tuesday night, falling far short of the 60 votes required for passage. "We're determined to do everything we can to succeed". Another GOP aide said the current proposal would also boost funding for community health centers and repeal the law's prevention fund.

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Family Of Minneapolis Police Shooting Victim Hires Philando Castile Lawyer

Justine Ruszczyk, who went by her fiance's name, Damond, called the police twice Saturday night when she heard noises "out the back", suspecting sexual assault. A Minneapolis police spokesman has declined to comment on whether the officers are being investigated for potentially violating departmental policy regarding body cameras.

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China's Feng leads after weather-affected opening day at US Women's Open

Midway through the championship, with the USGA having received favorable feedback from players about the course and how they've been treated, Davis defended the decision to hold the event at Trump Bedminster . Feng was playing in the group behind Henderson. Her supporters were ecstatic after her putts on the 17th and 18th. "Now that's my kind of tournament!", I said to myself, echoing the sentiments of many other golf fans who are sick of the nonsense that the 2016 Presidential Election ...

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China's Nobel Laureate dies a prisoner at 61

The futility of it all as nothing has changed in all of Liu's years of fighting for reform in the Communist Party-dominated regime is what the free world will have to live with. China said at the time that Liu's award was an "obscenity" that should not have gone to a man it called a criminal and a subversive. "For [China], they do not want to highlight Liu Xiaobo because he is a powerful voice for freedom and against tyranny", Cruz said.

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Federer Races Past Raonic to Reach Wimbledon Semifinals

Yet winning this year's tournament - his first Wimbledon title in five years - would arguably be Federer's greatest achievement at the All England Club to date . Ivo Karlovic holds the record with 12,062 aces, and Goran Ivanisevic is second with 10,131 aces. Federer plays world number 15 Tomas Berdych on Friday in the Wimbledon semi-finals and is now the overwhelming favourite to seal a 19th grand slam title.

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Metro area companies join 'Net Neutrality Day of Action'

But, ironically, while advocating for an "open internet ", Facebook shut down the pages of legal marijuana shops in Alaska, frustrating the affected businesses. Basically - with net neutrality , it doesn't matter if you're looking at the New York Times or some really gross porn. Cable giant Charter also told its investors a year ago that the regulations "hasn't hurt us".

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Amazon Prime Day Deals Launch This Evening

One of the most interesting offers of Amazon Prime is the 30-day free trial . If you sign up for Prime Day , you get a 30-day free trial. However, you must avoid the $99 fee. The Fossil Q Wander is now getting a 40% price cut for Amazon Prime Day . Want to help others as you shop? The TL;DR is that there will be significant markdowns on things you probably are planning to buy at some point anyway, especially in the beauty department.

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Lions name unchanged team for third Test

That will change on Saturday when (barring a late illness or injury) the Lions will throw the same 23 at New Zealand that beat the All Blacks in Wellington. Having officiated in the Lions' final midweek game against the Hurricanes, Frenchman referee Romain Poite will run the rule over the third and final Test.

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CAL FIRE Warns of Dangers as Holiday Weekend Approaches

Unfortunately, emergency rooms across the country see a spike in patients due to fireworks injuries every July. "Soon as we light them up, we just run", Daniels said. Never experiment with homemade fireworks . Always have a bucket of water on hand to dispose of fireworks and a hose connected to water ready in case of fire.

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At least 12 GOP senators now say they oppose the healthcare bill

Lee is one of at least five GOP senators who meant to vote against allowing the Senate's version of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act to even be considered. It also highlights the deep ideological divides within the party over how to improve the health care system while not cutting millions of Americans out of insurance coverage.

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4th of July Fireworks 2017

Mount Vernon Independence Day. The town's pool, basketball courts, tennis courts will be open, weather permitting, with events beginning around 3 p.m. Before hand, Farmington musician Mark Gentle will be performing from 6:30 p.m. until around 9 p.m., sponsored by the Farmers' Union. The 10K race will follow at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 7:45 a.m.

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White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Democrats had pushed the narrative that the vote was a referendum on Trump's presidency. "And when you hear Republicans talk in the gym or running around the House floor, they say, you know, 'Just keep going the way you're going because we're still using this, '" Ryan told CNN Wednesday night, referring to the GOP's use of Pelosi as a bogeyman in its messaging.