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Texas 'bathroom bill' advances after Senate vote

Texas 'bathroom bill' advances after Senate vote

During the regular session, legislators voted to put $483 million into the Teacher Retirement System for the next two years but cut some benefits for retired teachers, leading to higher deductibles. House Bill 2 is still in the Appropriations Committee, scheduled for a public hearing on July 25. Ross Ramsey , executive editor and co-founder of the Texas Tribune says that normally, it's the House where legislation moves at a quicker clip. Consulte Mais Informação

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Canadian swimmer Masse sets 100-metre backstroke record, makes history

Canadian swimmer Masse sets 100-metre backstroke record, makes history

The Australian had returned to peak fitness this year after health issues sabotaged her Rio Olympic campaign, ensuring she finished second last in the 100m final and missed the 200m backstroke medal race entirely. Ledecky finished in 15:31.82, which was 19.07 seconds ahead of Spain's Mireia Belmonte (15:50.89) in second. As with every time she swims, Katie Ledecky is the one to watch in the women's 200 free. Consulte Mais Informação

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Republicans vote to continue with Obamacare repeal

Republicans vote to continue with Obamacare repeal

The Senate deadlocked at 50-50 on whether to move forward on the healthcare debate, with VP Mike Pence casting the tie-braking vote to open debate on a bill to repeal and replace the ACA . "I will not vote for this bill as it is today", McCain said. A number of Republican Senators who had previously appeared likely to oppose Mitch McConnell's health insurance law have now voted to allow debate on the bill. Consulte Mais Informação

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Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion despite 'private, confidential' meeting with Russian officials

Trump son-in-law Kushner denies collusion despite 'private, confidential' meeting with Russian officials

Some senators were not pleased with Kushner's appearance before staff Monday , and want to come back before their full committee. The White House says it's reviewing the current bill. "There's an email , and at the top of that email there is a subject line - let's look at that subject line". The six calls with Kislyak also included former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, those sources said. Consulte Mais Informação

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US House Approves Russian Sanctions Bill Over Trump Objections

US House Approves Russian Sanctions Bill Over Trump Objections

He said Kislyak recommended meeting with banker Sergey Gorkov-"someone with a direct line to the Russian President who could give insight into how Putin was viewing the new administration and best ways to work together". "The only language we agreed to was Iran and Russian Federation. So adding North Korea on, I just don't know how we're going to deal with it yet", Corker told reporters. Consulte Mais Informação

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Defiant Trump goads attorney-general Jeff Sessions to quit

Defiant Trump goads attorney-general Jeff Sessions to quit

Mr. Trump recently told The New York Times he wouldn't have picked Sessions for the job had he known beforehand that Sessions would step aside from the investigation. "We have a duty to act", Mr. McConnell said as his solemn colleagues waited at their desks to vote on opening debate on repeal legislation. I think it creates turmoil for everybody who's for Trump, and there's confusion about what's going to happen next. Consulte Mais Informação

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At least 15 Jewish families move into disputed West Bank building

At least 15 Jewish families move into disputed West Bank building

The building has been the center of a 2012 dispute between the settlers and the Israeli government, which resulted in their eviction from the building after they could not prove owning it . The occupied structure is next to Ibrahimi Mosque, which is believed to be the burial site of various biblical figures such as Abraham. "After their claims of ownership had been denied, the settlers have made a decision to take the law into their own hands and establish an illegal settlement that might ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

Israeli media: Cameras may secure holy site

A total of 900 Palestinians suffered in the course of the 10-day crisis. Turkey's official stance comes after the bloodiest weekend in Jerusalem in years, following the installation of metal detectors at the Al Aqsa mosque. The EU's embassy in Tel Aviv, for instance, tweeted its condemnation of the killing of the three settlers, but remained silent about Israel's earlier slayings of Palestinians protesting for their rights. Consulte Mais Informação

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SC revokes appointment of 1.78 lakh

SC revokes appointment of 1.78 lakh "Shiksha Mitras"

After implementation of Right to Education Act in 2010, the state government taking a major step chose to appoint same shikshamitrs as assistant teachers and till 2015 more than 1 lakh 37 thousand shikshamitrs were accommodated. The minimum qualification Shiksha mitras were supposed to gather was intermediate. It may be permissible to give some weightage to the experience of Shiksha Mitras or some age relaxation may be possible, mandatory qualifications can not be dispensed with. Consulte Mais Informação

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Celgene Settles Whistle-Blower Fraud Suit for $280 Million

Celgene Settles Whistle-Blower Fraud Suit for $280 Million

The settlement ends claims by a former company saleswoman that Celgene defrauded federal and state Medicare programs out of billions by luring doctors into prescribing the cancer drugs for unapproved uses, Acting U.S. Under the False Claims Act, Brown can receive 25 percent to 30 percent of the settlement. "This case was a classic example of what happens when Wall Street promises drive health-care delivery", Reuben Guttman , a lawyer for Brown, said in an email. Consulte Mais Informação

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