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John McCain of Arizona, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of ME - opted to join the 48 Democrats in voting against the measure. While he and other Republicans expressed a dash of hope that they could eventually come up with a health care fix, it was clear that they were also ready to push forward.
  • McCain gives bill thumbs down after Trump's last-ditch appeal

    McCain gives bill thumbs down after Trump's last-ditch appeal

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    U.S. senator John McCain has criticised "bombastic loudmouths" who "don't want anything done for the public good" as he cast a crucial vote in the Republican drive to repeal so-called Obamacare . Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME in opposing the GOP bill - told reporters that he made his decision because "it was the right vote".
  • DPS backs down from plan to charge agencies for crime lab services

    DPS backs down from plan to charge agencies for crime lab services

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    But in a letter to McCraw on Friday , Gov. Greg Abbott said he would never allow the 13 crime labs that DPS operates throughout the state to go underfunded. "You're going to have an issue when everyone sends stuff (to the lab) - you're naturally going to have a backlog", Longoria said. "But when we send Class A and Class B misdemeanors, we're overburdening the (lab) technicians".
  • Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make health bill law

    Senate GOP seeks assurances House won't make health bill law

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    You know, Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative from Texas, was talking to reporters also after the vote. But in light of rumors that the House could pass the bill as-is, they are looking for a guarantee from Ryan that that won't happen. "The stated goal was to advance policies to lower premiums, but the "skinny" bill would do the exact opposite, harming patients across the country". The Senate struggled late into the night to craft and then vote on a “skinny repeal” of the health law, but came ...
  • Senators prepare bill to block firing of AG, special counsel

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    Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, issued his own warning in a tweet Wednesday night, saying that his committee would not take up a nomination of a replacement attorney general this year. During the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Elliot Richardson and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, felt bound by the commitments they had given Congress not to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
  • Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

    Trump ready to sign Russian Federation sanctions bill, Moscow retaliates

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    The legislation also cracks down on Iran and North Korea for activities including their missile development programs and human rights abuses, including seeking to punish foreign banks that do business with North Korea. It said in a statement that the decision by Congress to impose new sanctions confirmed "the extreme aggression of the United States in worldwide affairs".
  • Russian Federation orders United States to cut diplomat numbers after more sanctions imposed

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    His vote does matter, however, in light of the multiple ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential campaign. It also ordered the closure of the US Embassy's recreation retreat. Beebe said Trump's signature will confirm to the Russians "that he's lost control of Russia policy". "It is a great pity that Russian-American relations are being sacrificed to this domestic, internal American issue", he said at a news conference in Savonlinna, Finland.
  • John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

    John Kelly is new White House chief of staff; Reince Priebus out

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    On Wednesday night, I received a phone call from Anthony Scaramucci , the new White House communications director. The news, as with so much from Trump, came via Twitter just before 5 pm on the East Coast. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, soured on Mr. Priebus , partly because of what he has viewed as Mr. Spicer's shortcomings.
  • Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attempt

    Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attempt

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    Hours after thousands of Palestinians gathered at East Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time since Israel lifted tightened measures imposed at the site, Israeli police Friday enforced age restrictions on Palestinians' access to the compound.
  • Shahid Khaqan Abbasi finalized as interim Prime Minister, sources

    Shahid Khaqan Abbasi finalized as interim Prime Minister, sources

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    Shahbaz, however, can not immediately replace Nawaz Sharif since he isn't a member of the Parliament. In the meantime, an interim prime minister will have to be chosen who will eventually resign once Shehbaz becomes eligible for the post. "Abbasi would serve as the chief executive of Pakistan for 45 days". PML-N now holds a majority in the government, which means that the party can get any leader of its choice elected as the prime minister.