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White House gets new Chief of Staff

White House gets new Chief of Staff No formal announcement has been made about whether or not Priebus resigned or was sacked from the position, though Trump thanked him for "his service" in a tweet . Although Priebus refrained from commenting on what - or with whom - his next job might be, he did dismiss rumors he'd become the next USA ambassador to Greece. [Full Article...]

Car Bomb Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital

Car Bomb Blast Rocks Somalia's Capital Most of the victims are civilians. A column of white smoke was seen above the capital and some shops in the area were rattled by the blast, GO correspondent in the capital reported. The exact target of the blast remained unclear. It is the first explosion in the city in more than a month since the deadly Ramadan period attack at two restaurants which claimed at least 30 lives. [Full Article...]

Venezuela to vote on constituent assembly amid protests — BBCI

Venezuela to vote on constituent assembly amid protests — BBCI While opinion polls say a vast majority oppose him, Maduro made clear in a televised address Saturday evening that he intends to use the assembly to govern without limitation, describing the vote as "the election of a power that's above and beyond every other. [Full Article...]

Trump Sacks Chief Of Staff

So I'm happy for him. His term ends in fewer than 200 days, the shortest tenure for any president's first White House chief of staff since the post was formally established in 1946. Ron Johnson said in a statement. After news of Priebus' exit, Ryan said his friend "has left it all out on the field, for our party and our country". [Full Article...]

Priebus: John Kelly best person to replace me

Priebus: John Kelly best person to replace me But he has privately floated potential replacements for Priebus, including Secretary John Kelly , deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and former campaign adviser David Urban , according to three people who've been in conversation with the president and senior staffers recently. [Full Article...]

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare'

GOP dealt stiff blow in Senate's bid to repeal 'Obamacare' The measure would have overturned the mandate that most individuals get health insurance and suspended a requirement that large companies cover their employees. The early Friday morning vote came after a series of unsuccessful votes by Republicans this week to repeal Obamacare. Much of the late-night action in the Senate is due to that persistence to get a repeal plan on his desk to sign. [Full Article...]

Despite Texans' support, health care law defeated in US Senate

Despite Texans' support, health care law defeated in US Senate Two Republican senators, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, have consistently voted against Obamacare repeal bills, arguing the plans' provisions could end up kicking millions of people off Medicaid , the health insurance program for the poor and the disabled. [Full Article...]

Trump replaces White House chief of staff Priebus, names Kelly replacement

Trump replaces White House chief of staff Priebus, names Kelly replacement Mirroring his behavior regarding the transgender ban for the USA military on Wednesday, Trump tweeted he had "just named General/Secretary John F Kelly as White House Chief of Staff" Friday evening. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein even recommended Comey's dismissal in a memo to the President. I'll get to the person who leaked that to you. "What I want you guys to know is that he was... [Full Article...]

Five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson leaves Western Kentucky's campus after two weeks

Five-star recruit Mitchell Robinson leaves Western Kentucky's campus after two weeks If he opts not to play for the Hilltoppers, Robinson would have to get released by WKU and receive clearance by the NCAA to play for another school. Western Kentucky assistant coach Shammond Williams, who is the Robinson's godfather, resigned from his position this summer. [Full Article...]

Nitish Kumar inducts 27 ministers, leaves out two NDA parties

Nitish Kumar's reconciliation with Modi has undercut the foundations of the anti-BJP alliance. "Lalu-Nitish zindabad was the slogan that rent the air at the time", recalled a veteran socialist leader.But, within months of Lalu becoming the CM, on March 10, 1990, the "brothers" fell out. [Full Article...]

President Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul

President Trump threat: End health payments unless there's an overhaul Here's a look at the five top moments on the Senate floor early Friday during a vote on a " skinny repeal " bill to scrap key components of Obamacare . Both the House bill and the Senate's original bill would inject $422 million into community health centers - which care for 25 million low-income patients at more than 1,400 centers - for fiscal 2017. [Full Article...]

Congress politicising Iraq abductions, Sushma Swaraj says

Congress politicising Iraq abductions, Sushma Swaraj says Over the last few months, New Delhi has restricted grant of visas to Pakistan citizens seeking to undergo medical treatment in India, particularly after a military court in Pakistan sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former navy officer, to death. [Full Article...]

Konstanz shooting: Two people killed as gunman opens fire at German nightclub

Konstanz shooting: Two people killed as gunman opens fire at German nightclub A police officer was wounded during the shootout but his injuries are not life threatening. "Guests were able to save themselves by fleeing outside or hiding", the police said in a statement , according to Deutsche Welle. The attacker has not yet been identified by German police, who say they are also investigating the motive. A 26-year-old Palestinian had killed one and injured six in an ass... [Full Article...]

Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller

Graham Says He'll Propose Law to Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller Sessions acknowledges this hasn't been the "best week" in his relationship with Trump. It's by now obvious that President Trump is obsessed with the looming Justice Department investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and overlap with his campaign. [Full Article...]

Constitutional crisis looms if Trump fires Mueller

President Trump has railed against the special investigation, even threatening to dismiss Mueller. The president sent several vitriolic tweets over the weekend. "I would note also that the Russian ambassador is our adversary, and the Russians have shown themselves to be masters at misinformation". Ascribing partisan motives to Mueller and the prosecutors on his team may please Trump's political ... [Full Article...]

Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 practice

Ricciardo fastest in Hungary F1 practice Ricciardo has five podium finishes in the past six races. In Q1 we had quite a different vehicle to yesterday but even so we thought higher than sixth was possible. Vettel had been more than a second slower than Ricciardo in sixth place on a warm but cloudy morning at the Hungaroring outside Budapest. Vettel, the championship leader, leads Hamilton by one point after 10 races. [Full Article...]

Railways might discontinue giving blankets in some AC trains. Here's why

Railways might discontinue giving blankets in some AC trains. Here's why Railways have already started changing the cover of blankets in some sections while frequency of washing is being increased from monthly to fortnightly and weekly, said the official. Railways guidelines stipulate that the blankets are to be washed every one to two months, which was not being followed, resulting in the transporter being flooded with complaints. [Full Article...]

Lewandowski clashes with ABC host over whether Trump can fire Mueller

Mueller served the full ten-year term and stayed on for two additional years at the request of President Obama. McConnell has stood up for Sessions, saying he "is doing a fine job", as have others in his party. He had bowed out of any involvement in that probe after acknowledged meeting with Russia's ambassador during the campaign. That recusal, in observance of Justice Department protocol a... [Full Article...]

Southeast Asian states vow cooperation on 'growing' militant threat

Southeast Asian states vow cooperation on 'growing' militant threat The agreements reached on Saturday follow a recent trilateral agreement between Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, in which the three Southeast Asian nations made a decision to jointly implement a range of counterterrorism measures and strategies. [Full Article...]

John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote

John McCain to return to Senate Tuesday for health care vote But the applause didn't stop in congress. Celebrities were eager to tweet about McCain and his vote which, along with Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), denied Senate republicans the majority they needed. McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time since his diagnosis. McCain planned to deliver a speech on the Senate floor after the vote. Amy Klobuchar's ear: "I'm goi... [Full Article...]


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