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Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants holding hostages in city

A woman sits with other residents as they flee a Muslim militant. The government said 13 militants had been killed, though the group's leader, Isnilon Hapilon , is not believed to be among them. Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella cited an alleged firefight in Marawi City between the Maute Group - affiliates of Islamic State militants - and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as a justification for the president's declaration.


Sen. Blumenthal Blasts House Republican Health Care Bill

Sen. Blumenthal Blasts House Republican Health Care Bill

Dropped benefits, but lowered premiums? "I am proud to have supported the American Health Care Act and urge my colleagues in the Senate to act swiftly to end this Obamacare train wreck". There would be cost savings to the federal government, however. "The CBO projection confirms that the American Health Care Act will lower premiums and reduce the federal deficit".


Manchester leaks will not damage US-UK intelligence relations

Manchester leaks will not damage US-UK intelligence relations

British police said late on Wednesday that leaks to American media amounted to a breach of trust and undermined their investigation into the attack, stepping up earlier criticism from British Home Secretary Amber Rudd . We check our databases. He said they pose a "grave threat" to national security. The original Washington Post report detailing the conversation between Trump and Lavrov did not share details of the plot or the source of the intelligence.


Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence

Trump insists he 'never mentioned' Israel to Russians as source of intelligence

Netanyahu called the visit historic in that it is the first time that a US president's first trip overseas includes Israel . The Washington Post reported last week that Trump revealed what it said was highly classified information on the Islamic State group during a recent meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Moscow's Washington ambassador Sergey Kislyak.



Key Takeaways As CBO Scores Revised ACA Repeal Bill

The CBO found that the House bill would lead to 23 million more people being uninsured by the year 2026 and it would reduce the deficit by about $119 billion over a decade. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) that would let states waive some key provisions of the health law, including requirements to cover “ essential health benefits ” and to offer insurance to people with preexisting conditions at no extra cost .