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GOP health bill a far cry from Trump promises

When it comes to health care, Americans may be having buyer's remorse. Most adversely affected have been those whose incomes - while modest - were not low enough to qualify for sufficient amounts of the ACA's insurance subsidies. If we can not figure out how to maintain comprehensive coverage for the most people, over the next decade the Minnesota health care system we love will disappear.



North Korea launches a short range ballistic missile

It was the North's third ballistic missile test in as many weeks and the 12th this year, carried out in defiance of United Nations sanctions warnings and USA threats of possible military action. Scud-C missiles already have South Korea within range, and Pyongyang is seen as testing South Korea's new liberal President Moon Jae-in, who has called for a more conciliatory approach to North Korea by resuming humanitarian assistance.


In Saudi Arabia, Trump admits India is 'victim of terrorism'

In Saudi Arabia, Trump admits India is 'victim of terrorism'

Mr Trump told leaders at the Arab-Islamic American Summit that he brought a message of friendship and hope and love, adding: We now face a humanitarian and security disaster in this region that is spreading. The Commerce secretary, who accompanied Trump to the oil-rich kingdom over the weekend, said he found it "fascinating" that he did not see "a single hint of a protester anywhere there during the whole time we were there".


Trump will announce decision on climate agreement Thursday

Trump will announce decision on climate agreement Thursday

Trump said early Wednesday an announcement was imminent on whether the United States will remain part of the landmark deal on cutting carbon emissions. For all its symbolic importance, the decision may have little practical effect on US carbon emissions. Mr Trump pledged during his presidential campaign to withdraw the United States from the pact immediately after taking office, but has wavered since winning the election.



White House says Donald Trump, Germany's Merkel share excellent relations

A bitter campaign between Merkel and Schulz notwithstanding, Schulz tore into Trump and even threw his support behind Merkel, saying "the chancellor represents all of us at summits like these, and I reject with outrage the way this man takes it upon himself to treat the head of our country's government".