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This week the Intercept reported that Russian military intelligence sent "spear-phishing" emails to more than a hundred local election officials in the days before the November election. The president's tweet Thursday appears to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 intelligence agencies that blame Russian Federation for election meddling.
  • FIrst look at the Senate health bill

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    With a 52-48 majority in the Senate, Republicans can only afford to lose two votes in order to pass the bill, which would repeal and replace Obamacare . "I've been talking about a plan with heart". He had privately called the House legislation "mean", according to congressional sources. But negotiations have been plagued by tensions between moderates and conservatives.
  • Orlando Marks Anniversary of Pulse Nightclub Massacre

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    He was killed in a shootout with police after a three-hour standoff. Today, June 12th, marks the anniversary of the terror attack at Orlando's Pulse nightclub , the deadliest mass shooting in us history. "It's got to stop", said Chase Brown, singer. Members of the Orlando community gathered at Pulse nightclub for the fourth and final remembrance event held Monday to honor the victims of the Pulse tragedy.
  • EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

    EU leaders to weigh terrorism, defense ties, migration

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    A key issue he did not mention was the EU's bill for Britain to leave, which Brussels estimates at a colossal 100 billion euros. "It's not the other way around". The U.K. and European Union hope the first phase of talks focusing on the exit terms will conclude by October, allowing trade negotiations to begin.
  • Sanders Signals Backing of Senate Slowdown Over Health-Care Bill

    Sanders Signals Backing of Senate Slowdown Over Health-Care Bill

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    The senators are actively considering two measures that would limit funding for abortions, though it is not clear if either would be allowed to remain in the bill according to the Senates rules. While they didn't get the bill passed then, they didn't move on either. So this version goes back to the Senate. "Iowans are very anxious about the cost of their health insurance, especially Iowans between the ages of 50 to 64", Kent Sovern, AARP's Iowa state director, said this week.
  • Di Maria agrees deal in Spain over tax fraud

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    The prosecutor recommends a sentence of 16 months and a fine of almost €800,000 ($890,000). Despite being handed the prison sentence, Di Maria is highly unlikely to spend any time behind bars. Messi and his father were given 21-month sentences for three counts of tax fraud but did not go to prison, while Mascherano was given a one-year sentence for tax evasion.
  • Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria

    Australia lifts suspension of airstrikes against IS in Syria

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    Russia's decision came after the US confirmed it shot down a Syrian Su-22 fighter bomber Sunday. The June 8 shoot-down of an Iranian drone over Syria was the first US air-to-air engagement since February 2009. The US-led coalition said the location was close to where another "pro-[Assad] regime" drone, which intelligence sources had also identified as Iranian, was shot down on June 8 .
  • Global Forcible Displacement at Unprecedented High

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    That number marked a jump of 300,000 from the end of 2015 and was more than six million higher than at the end of 2014, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency. Although 6.5 million refugees returned to their countries a year ago, they often did so in what the refugee agency called less than ideal circumstances .
  • Boris Johnson Denies Plot to Challenge Theresa May

    Boris Johnson Denies Plot to Challenge Theresa May

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    Nuttall quit as UKIP leader later Friday, after the party failed to win any seats. The shock result thrust Northern Ireland's centre-right Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) into the role of kingmaker, with its 10 seats enough to give the Conservatives a fragile but workable partnership.
  • Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed

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    The economic impact of a "cliff-edge" Brexit , alongside the failure of the Conservatives to win a majority in the general election, should lead to a rethink of the position that "no deal is better than a bad deal", Sky News reported, citing at least 30 Conservative lawmakers.
  • EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

    EU, UK agree for Brexit negotiations: Michel Barnier

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    May's Tories are now stuck in power-sharing talks with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party, while she's under pressure from some ministers to seek a softer Brexit . From his comments, it appeared that the Brexit talks will largely follow the EU's conditions and will center on the two sides' new relationship only once sufficient progress has been made on the withdrawal issues.