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Poll Shows Majority Approve Of Obamacare For First Time Poll Shows Majority Approve Of Obamacare For First Time
- April 11, 2017

At the same time , three-quarters of respondents said that Trump and his administration “should do what they can to make the current health care law work, ” while only 19 percent said they “should do what they can to make the law fail so they can replace it later.”. (more...)
Hernandez jury to begin deliberations on Friday Hernandez jury to begin deliberations on Friday
- April 11, 2017

The biggest reason for that is the inclusion of Pats coach Bill Belichick as a potential witness in the current trial. Alexander Bradley testified earlier in the trial that he had been driving Hernandez's 2006 4Runner on the night of the murder when Hernandez leaned across him and opened fire on a BMW in the road. (more...)
United Kingdom steps up war of words with Russian Federation over chemical weapons attack United Kingdom steps up war of words with Russian Federation over chemical weapons attack
- April 11, 2017

US President Donald Trump said the attack was a response to the alleged chemical weapon use in Syria's Idlib on Tuesday, which Washington blames on the Syrian government. The chemical attack prompted the USA to launch almost 60 Tomahawk missiles on a Syrian airbase last Friday, which killed nine people and marked the first time Washington has directly targeted Syrian government forces since the war began in 2011. (more...)
US Navy strike group heads toward Korean peninsula US Navy strike group heads toward Korean peninsula
- April 11, 2017

President Donald Trump, fresh from ordering a missile strike on Syria that was widely interpreted as a warning to North Korea, has asked his advisors for a range of options to rein in Pyongyang, a top United States official said Sunday. U.S. Navy ships are a common presence in the Korean Peninsula region and serve in part as a show of force. The Associated Press notes: "North Korea has pledged to bolster its defenses to protect against such airstrikes". (more...)
Russia partly to blame for Syria attack, future can't include Assad: Trudeau Russia partly to blame for Syria attack, future can't include Assad: Trudeau
- April 11, 2017

A USA cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base may persuade President Bashar al-Assad to be more cautious with some of his tactics, but will not deter him and his allies from pressing a full-throttle military campaign to crush rebels. The U.S. has been focusing its military action in Syria on defeating the Islamic State group. Russia was kicked out of the club of industrialized nations, formerly the G-8, after its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and assistance for pro-Russian ... (more...)
Gorsuch sworn in as US Supreme Court justice Gorsuch sworn in as US Supreme Court justice
- April 11, 2017

Trump was lighthearted about his latest win, saying Gorsuch's successful nomination came during his first 100 days in office and adding, "You think that's easy?" Literally within hours of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia on February 13, 2016, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, drew a political line in the dirt: With nearly a year left in the Obama presidency, McConnell said no nominee would be confirmed until the next administration. (more...)
Outrage as US passenger dragged from plane Outrage as US passenger dragged from plane
- April 11, 2017

United Continental Holdings Inc. He also added that United is reaching out to the passenger to resolve the situation. "I've been to 100 games in stadiums with 50,000 seats, they never sell the seat two times to one person, but for some reason, airlines can not figure this out". (more...)
Trump officials say no new US focus on ousting Syria's Assad Trump officials say no new US focus on ousting Syria's Assad
- April 11, 2017

He told "Fox News on Sunday" that "there has to be a degree of simultaneous activity as well as sequencing of the defeat of IS first", adding that the missile strikes were meant as a "very strong signal to Assad and his sponsors" that the United States will not stand idly by, and that Russian Federation should now reconsider support for the "murderous regime". (more...)
WB CM Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Narendra Modi WB CM Mamata Banerjee calls on PM Narendra Modi
- April 11, 2017

This round of meeting between Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi is the first one in almost eight months. Affirming her continued opposition to the Teesta water sharing pact, Banerjee during her meeting with Hasina had offered Bangladesh electricity and the water of other rivers instead. (more...)
Venezuelan President Maduro calls for Supreme Court to reconsider ruling
- April 11, 2017

President Nicolas Maduro said the court would review its controversial rulings which mass protest marches. The earlier court decisions had been met with censure from both global and domestic critics, who viewed the rulings as an assault on separation of powers. (more...)
Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation, police say Stockholm truck attack: Uzbek suspect an asylum seeker facing deportation, police say
- April 11, 2017

As thousands gathered near the site of the attack to show support for the victims, officials revealed the suspect had expressed "sympathy for extremist organizations". Police said they were investigating the second suspect for a "terrorist crime [by committing] murder". "We don't know if it is a bomb or some kind of flammable substance". (more...)
Midland Congressman Mike Conaway in Charge of Russia Investigation
- April 11, 2017

At least one group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - is championing the decision, saying it had filed a complaint to the Office of Congressional Ethics related to Nunes. Schiff , D- California, said in a statement that he "respected" Nunes' decision. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell also told CNN that he [had] confidence in Conaway's abilities to lead an unbiased investigation. (more...)
To beat liquor ban, Rajasthan denotifies state highways
- April 11, 2017

This comes after the Supreme Court announced that every pubs and bar within the 500 metres of the highway will be banned. Excise commission Rishiraj Singh will soon fly to Delhi to chalk out the arguments to be presented in court, the minister said. (more...)
A look at the charges against former Alabama governor A look at the charges against former Alabama governor
- April 11, 2017

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. With efforts to impeach Bentley underway, a local prosecutor referred the possibility of criminal charges - recommended by the state Ethics Commission - to Alabama's acting attorney general in the investigation. (more...)
Trio of missed putts come back to haunt Rose
- April 11, 2017

Rose, the 2013 US Open champion, was proud of the part he played in a compelling final round duel which saw Garcia finally break his Major hoodoo at the age of 37. The 37-year-old Spaniard, who has nine career PGA Tour wins and 18 global victories, credited his new attitude as a big reason why he is no longer one of the best players in the world without a signature victory, saying it was the calmest he's ever felt in a major on Sunday. (more...)
North Korea warns of 'war' in response to US Navy moves
- April 11, 2017

Along with its rapidly advancing nuclear and long-range missile capabilities, the North has its artillery and short-range missiles trained on Seoul, the capital of USA ally South Korea and a city of more than 10 million people. defense official confirmed to CNN. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied worldwide warnings about conducting missile launches and testing nuclear devices. (more...)
Kelly says full-scale border wall 'unlikely,' clarifies position on family detentions Kelly says full-scale border wall 'unlikely,' clarifies position on family detentions
- April 11, 2017

He said it's likely a sign that fewer immigrants are trying to make the trek into the U.S. Kelly said the number of families and children traveling alone also declined steeply. Bids were due Tuesday on the wall, with DHS asking for concept papers for a prototype made of either concrete or "other" material. A USA government official who preferred to remain anonymous stated that "four to 10 bidders are expected to be chosen to build prototypes" in San Diego, according to the Chicago Tribune . (more...)
Kyrgios leads Australia to Davis Cup triumph Kyrgios leads Australia to Davis Cup triumph
- April 11, 2017

Earlier Thompson, ranked 79th in the world, held his nerve to see off a faltering Sock 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (7/4), 6-4 in front of a raucous crowd on Pat Rafter Arena. "I think we can win it". “Hes one of the best servers in the world, a proven player.”. A trip to Belgium or a home semi-final tie against Italy beckons in September. (more...)
More than half of Americans approve of Obamacare
- April 11, 2017

This victory to preserve Obamacare belongs in large part to those average citizens who pressured their local Congress member back home and, hopefully, this is just the first victory against the Trump/Bannon/Ryan agenda. Republicans are most likely (75%) to cite Democrats' lack of support as a major factor in AHCA's failure, followed by the lack of support from the conservative House Freedom Caucus (45%) and Republican moderates (36%). (more...)
USA strike wiped out a fifth of Assad's air force: Pentagon
- April 11, 2017

In New York City's Union Square, protester said Martin Jennings said to NBC New York: "It's only going to escalate the violence", adding: "I'm really concerned about the future of the Syrian people". Nikki Haley's comments in an interview that was aired on April 9 came as part of an apparent shift in US policy toward al-Assad's government after the alleged chemical attack last week on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed 87 people, including many children. (more...)