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Republicans say repealing former President Barack Obama's signature health care law will lower premiums and deductibles and give consumers more control over their health care . Additionally, this plan will increase funding for community health centers. It is uncertain how many states would waive community rating under the AHCA.
  • Graham Nash, Michael Stipe among artists contributing to Chelsea Manning benefit album

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    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in November 2010 that the impact of WiKiLeaks releasing diplomatic cables (from Manning's leak) was "significantly overwrought" by others, noted NPR. Chase Strangio, one of Manning's attorneys with the American Civil Liberties Union, called her "a fierce advocate for justice". As I rebuild my life, I remind myself not to relive the past.
  • US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

    US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

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    The Turkish ambassador should be thrown "the hell out of the United States of America" after bodyguards for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan beat and kicked protesters gathered outside the ambassador's Washington D.C. Witnesses reportedly said that the protesters were demanding that a pro-Kurdish lawmaker, Selahattin Demirtas, be released from prison in Turkey. Washington sees the YPG as distinct from the PKK and as a valuable partner in the fight against Islamic State in Syria.
  • China Hit by Cyber Virus, Europe Warns of More Attacks

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    Money has been trickling in, according to a Twitter account monitoring bitcoin wallets linked to the attacks, with victims paying almost $39,000 by Monday afternoon in Asia. To defend computer running on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8 against ransomware , downloading the new patch from Windows. What about Apple and Android devices? "If your backup software can spot early signs of rogue encryption there, or in your data centre, you have an important, additional line of ...
  • The US unveils new sanctions for an old enemy

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    The sanctions block them accessing any assets they may have in the USA and forbids people from doing business with them, at the risk of being blacklisted by the US. However, they have been temporarily put on the backburner, prior to the presidential election in Iran. It's apparent that the Iranians have interpreted parts of the deal that differ from our understanding.
  • Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

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    Defending his decision to sack Comey, he said the former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief was "very unpopular" among many people. President Donald Trump on Thursday categorically denied pressuring former FBI director James Comey to end the FBI's investigation into ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry is 'greatest witch hunt' in history, says Trump

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    Comey apparently kept memos of his interactions with top officials and he reportedly wrote that during a conversation with Trump in February, the president said of the Flynn investigation, " I hope you can let this go ." . Asked if Mueller's appointment would preempt his own request for Comey information, the Iowa Republican replied, "I don't know". Trump sent shockwaves across Washington last week by unceremoniously sacking his FBI director - a virtually unprecedented move that came as ...
  • Senators: Rosenstein knew of Comey firing before memo

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    Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin echoed McCaskill, saying Rosenstein told lawmakers that he knew of Trump's intent the day before he wrote a document that the White House initially said was the main reason Comey was dismissed. Neither, for that matter, did President Trump's firing of Comey, which the president linked to his frustration with the amount of time devoted to that investigation, to the exclusion of an investigation into illegal leaks of classified information.
  • Trump, dogged by questions in DC, makes first trip abroad

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    The aim is to "show respect" for the Pope, with whom Mr Trump clashed during the election campaign over the need to build bridges not walls. "The President is going to the Middle East to let our friends know we are back and to let our enemies know we are back", said David Urban, who ran the President's successful Pennsylvania campaign and worked with his transition team, on CNN.
  • Fine Gael leadership contest set to officially begin

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    Standing outside the party's headquarters this morning, he said he wanted to heal the divisions that have opened in Ireland over the last decade. Simon has just one more name in his list of nominations and of the 14, one is current Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD.