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That's not likely to garner more support from moderates, who already feared the House's Obamacare repeal bill was too conservative. A senior Republican aide said it was not yet clear whether the amendment has the votes to pass, and the bill will face its first major test in all-member conference call with Republican lawmakers on Saturday.
  • Looters killed by electrocution in Venezuela

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    On Thursday, a spokesperson of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD, or Unidad) coalition announced that over 220 people were injured on the second day of this week's protests. Opposition leaders marched with their arms wrapped around each other into western Caracas Saturday, vowing to continue protesting until new elections are granted.
  • Venezuelans pay homage to people killed in protests

    Venezuelans pay homage to people killed in protests

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    There were a few minor scuffles in the eastern Caracas , with riot police using tear gas against masked protesters who threw rocks. During the demonstrations, which saw tens of thousands of people march for and against the government, right-wing supporters clashed with police when they attempted to break police cordons and head to areas of the city where pro-government demonstrators were gathered.
  • Germany's Far-Right AfD Chooses Lead Candidates for Parliamentary Elections

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    Numerous around 600 delegates needed police protection as they tried to enter the venue where they were planning to discuss the party's lead candidates in September's national election. On Sunday, the city remained relatively calm and police reported only a few small demonstrations. Ms Petry has upset many within the party by introducing a motion in which she said the AfD should aim to join coalitions in future and govern, instead of being a "fundamental" opposition party that only made ...
  • EU opens legal case against Hungary over Soros university

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    The Commission, which is the guardian of European Union laws, said that after an in-depth assessment, it concluded that the law is not compatible with the freedom to provide services and the freedom of establishment as well as the right of academic freedom, the right to education and the freedom to conduct a business as provided by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
  • North Korea conducts artillery drill

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    In a separate statement, the South Korean President's Office said a meeting had been held to discuss the situation. Envoys from Japan, the USA and South Korea have gathered in Tokyo to discuss North Korea amid concern it may carry out another nuclear or missile test.
  • Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Gifted The Pope

    Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Gifted The Pope "Michigan" Air Jordan 5s

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    Harbaugh didn't come empty handed, the Michigan coach knows his ABC's - Always Be 'Crootin - and brought a Michigan helmet and a pair of Michigan Jordan 5s with him to give to the Pope. According to the press release by the university's athletic department, the program was Harbaugh's way of giving the team players "a major life experience, traveling to Rome to practice, but also to take part in social projects and offer them a look into a foreign country and culture".
  • Macron on risky hunt for blue-collar votes against Le Pen

    Macron on risky hunt for blue-collar votes against Le Pen

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    Support for Macron also poured in Monday from the seat of the European Union, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish and Muslim groups troubled by Le Pen's nationalist vision. "I am the presidential candidate", she said on French television. Farage said he was not "calling it" for Le Pen, but predicted the gap between the two candidates will "narrow considerably" in the next two weeks.
  • Man attacks robot and humanity will probably pay for it one day

    Man attacks robot and humanity will probably pay for it one day

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    We have featured the Knightscope K5 security robot on Geeky Gadgets previously and now someone has been arrested for knocking one of these robots over whilst drunk. The company came up with the robot after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. It is unclear what motivated the man to pick a fight with the 5-foot tall robot.
  • Ivanka Trump faces groans, laughs after defending her dad

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    Moderators were quick to take note of the reaction, though, and interrupted Ivanka Trump. The coverage began when she stepped off a United Airlines flight from Newark, N.J., at Berlin's Tegel Airport and followed her to the conference, a visit to the US embassy as well as to a training center and the Holocaust memorial in the heart of Berlin.