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President Donald Trump is tweeting that his planned border wall is still in the pipeline. And, of course, to a cheering crowd, Trump added that Mexico will still be paying for it. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said bidding contractors would be identified in June, and selected companies would construct their prototypes near the border in San Diego County this summer.
  • Trump releases financial disclosure for 2016

    Trump releases financial disclosure for 2016

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    Among the big-ticket items: The president reported $19.7 million from his luxury Washington hotel and another $37.2 million in revenue from his Florida resort Mar-a-Lago (about $7.4 million more than the previous year). Revenue from television shows like "The Apprentice" fell to US$1.1 million, down from US$6 million a year earlier. This doesn't count other profit powerhouses like the the Trump International Hotel in Washington, which brought in another $20 million.
  • Republican bills blow up the road toward universal health care

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    Former President Barack Obama criticized a Republican Senate bill proposed Thursday that would repeal and replace parts of his signature Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare , calling the measure bad for Americans and saying that it has "fundamental meanness" at its core.
  • Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

    Menendez Weighs in on 'Devastating' Senate Health Care Bill

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    Other Republicans in the Senate are reserving their complete support, saying they require more time to digest the 142-page bill and consider its implications. The KFF poll notes that " proposed Medicaid changes were not initially a major point of discussion surrounding consideration of the House bill...
  • Supreme Court picks up redistricting case, Walker reacts

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    Democrats maintain that the Republican Party has used its control of electoral maps after the 2010 census to give Republicans an unfair grip on power in Congress . Under those maps in 2012, Republicans captured 61 percent of state assembly seats while winning 48.6 percent of the statewide vote. Packing many Democrats into a single district, for instance, wastes every Democratic vote beyond the bare majority needed to elect a Democratic candidate.
  • WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

    WTF? World Taekwondo Federation rebrands over acronym

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    Have you read Trendiee Today? Moon, unlike his ousted predecessor Park Geun-hye, who took a hardline stance against the North, is known to favor engagement with Pyongyang to bring it to the negotiating table. A North Korean soldier defected to the South after crossing the heavily fortified border, a defence ministry spokesman said on Saturday, the second soldier to defect this month.
  • Brexit Negotiation Begins; Talks Scheduled One Week Each Month

    Brexit Negotiation Begins; Talks Scheduled One Week Each Month

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    He said once there was sufficient progress on those, the talks would start looking at the EU's new relationship with Britain. "It's not when it starts it's how it finishes that matters", he said. Uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the Brexit talks, such as the possibility that Britain crashes out of the European Union with no trade deal, is also likely to make consumers cautious.
  • UK fire safety crisis expands; Hundreds evacuated in London

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    Work had been due to begin on stripping cladding from buildings on the Chalcots estate , but Camden Council ordered the "decant" of residents on Friday evening following further checks and concerns over "gas pipe insulation". An in-depth look at the causes of the Grenfell Tower blaze by the New York Times detailed how in the United Kingdom, a "drive by successive governments from both major political parties to free businesses from the burden of safety regulations" allowed the tower's ...
  • North Korea Officially Denies Torturing Otto Warmbier

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    Friday a spokesman claimed his death was a mystery . He recalled that the United States citizen, who had admitted his guilt, was sentenced by the court to hard labor "for subversive activities against North Korea". thoroughly in accordance with domestic laws and global standards and Warmbier was not an exception". The agency accused Seoul of tarnishing Pyongyang's image with its "slanderous talk about cruel treatment and torture" while having no knowledge of the "humanitarian" treatment ...