Senate leader praises revived GOP health law repeal drive

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday praised the revived Republican effort to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law, giving a public boost to a proposal that’s given new life to a drive that seemed all but dead weeks ago. McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill would let states “implement better health care ideas by taking more decision-making power […]

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Sanctions won’t stop us, warns N. Korea

North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear program. In a strongly-worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations as “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the US and South Korea have carried out joint military exercises over the Korean […]

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Apple’s Venmo-like money transfers will arrive after iOS 11

A new payment service from Apple is set to launch sometime this fall through iOS 11 and watchOS 4 updates. Apple Pay Cash will allow Apple device users to transfer money between each other within Messages or through Siri. Once it’s available, users can tap the App Store icon in the Messages app and then select Apple Pay from the app options. After inputting […]

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Why Trump’s threat to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea is extraordinary

President Trump took to the floor of the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and, in his maiden speech there, called the leader of North Korea “Rocket Man,” decried “loser terrorists” and said certain parts of the world are “in fact, going to hell.” But Trump’s perhaps oddly chosen colloquialisms masked what was a pretty astounding escalation of his rhetoric when […]

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The key players in Republicans’ last-ditch effort to kill Obamacare

It wouldn’t be 2017 if congressional Republicans weren’t a few votes shy of passing legislation to kill Obamacare. And it wouldn’t be 2017 if there weren’t dual cases to made that they might actually succeed — and that the likelihood of success looks extremely thin. The advent of the so-called Graham-Cassidy plan means the GOP has another chance to rebound from its […]

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Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With Russia Inquiry

President Trump’s legal team is wrestling with how much to cooperate with the special counsel looking into Russian election interference, an internal debate that led to an angry confrontation last week between two White House lawyers and that could shape the course of the investigation. At the heart of the clash is an issue that has challenged multiple presidents during […]

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The United Nations Explained: Its Purpose, Power and Problems

Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather for the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to live up to the promise of its founders: making the world a better, more peaceful place? Birth of […]

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The Best Apps for Video Calling No Matter What Device You Own

The future is here: Using your smartphone or tablet, you can place a video call to someone, just like on The Jetsons. Virtually all mobile devices now have front-facing cameras, as do most laptops. So video calling is both easy to use and pretty much everywhere. To make or receive a video call, you need an app — either one […]

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Senate poised to pass $700 billion defense policy bill

The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea’s growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. The legislation is expected to be approved on Monday by a wide margin in another burst of bipartisanship amid President Donald […]

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McMaster says no redo on Paris climate deal decision

National security adviser H.R. McMaster denied Sunday that President Trump is reconsidering his decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord but said the door remains open to a better agreement down the road. “That’s a false report,” McMaster said of published reports over the weekend that the administration might not pull out of the deal after all […]

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