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US Rep Cooper Statement on Delayed Republican Health Care Vote

US Rep Cooper Statement on Delayed Republican Health Care Vote

The announcement came during a closed-door GOP lunch. "I will say that I have so many fundamental problems with the bill that have been confirmed by the ( Congressional Budget Office ) report that it's hard for me to see how any tinkering is going to satisfy my fundamental and deep concerns about the impact of the bill ".


PM Narendra Modi arrives in Netherlands to strengthen bilateral ties

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Netherlands to strengthen bilateral ties

Trump extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House earlier in the day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump also vowed to strengthen efforts to fight terrorism and eliminate safe havens for terrorists.



Crude Oil Plunges Into Bear Market Depths

U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were down 1 cent at $44.19 a barrel. Prices lost $1.20, or 2.6 percent, to $44.82 on Wednesday, the lowest close since November 14. "It bought into it because it was a shift in strategy from OPEC and it gave the market hope", said Matt Stanley, fuel broker at Freight Investor Services in Dubai.


Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks

Supreme Court sides with band The Slants in fight over disparaging trademarks

In the 8-0 ruling on Matal v. Tam , the Supreme Court ruled a law prohibiting the government from registering trademarks if they "disparage" others is a violation of the First Amendment. The First Amendment doesn't apply to "government speech", in which case the feds should be free to grant or deny trademarks based on offensiveness or "disparagement" as they see fit.


Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with corruption

Supporters within Temer's coalition are confident they have enough votes to block the two-third majority required to proceed with a trial . However, Janot appears set to deny Temer an opportunity to clear his name quickly, since the bribery charge is likely to be followed separately by others - each one going to the lower house of Congress for a vote.