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Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

HRW and AP said the UAE financed, armed and trained Yemeni forces that have arbitrarily detained, forcibly disappeared, tortured and abused dozens of people during security operations in the southern governorates of Aden and Hadramawt. Amnesty International said on Friday the USA could be complicit in crimes under international law if it took part in interrogations of Yemeni prisoners or received information that may have been obtained through torture.



Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections

Pelosi also incorrectly predicted that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, leading some of her colleagues to feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. Democrats just lost their fourth special election in a row. So it's time for change. "I don't know if there is a solution in the short term", Ryan said .



Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

Sixty disability rights activists from grassroots group ADAPT, many of whom were using wheelchairs, staged a "die-in" to protest steep Medicaid cuts in the bill. Aside from the quartet of conservatives, none of the other 48 Republican senators appeared to reject the bill out of hand. Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Rand Paul of Kentucky said they thought the bill didn't go far enough to undo "Obamacare", but that they were open to negotiation.


Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

Senate leadership indicated they want the bill to be voted on as early as next week. Senators Murphy and Blumenthal and other Democrats in Washington say the cuts in the subsidies and Medicaid are all created to give the wealthy tax breaks on investment and payroll income and tax breaks to insurance companies.


Heavy rain today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect

Heavy rain today with a Flash Flood Watch in effect

The Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a threat from the Southeast as far as western Pennsylvania as remnants of Cindy push northeastward. According to the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh , a possible tornado was spotted in the Uniontown area. In Alabama, the weather service said, an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham Thursday.


Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

The federal government pays slightly more than half the bill for most people on Medicaid . McConnell drafted the measure after spending weeks seeking middle ground between conservatives seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far.