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Senate Health Care Bill: Pres. Trump Ratchets up Pressure On GOP

In a tweet, the president urged the five senators who’ve declared they won’t vote for the bill to reconsider saying the American people could no longer “suffer a broken Obamacare.”

Mexico 2, Russia 1: Mexico Eliminates Host Russia From Confederations Cup

The winners secured a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm-up tournament, and Portugal also advanced after beating New Zealand. NYT > Asia Pacific

South Korea Leader Hopes for Unified Olympic Team With the North

If the North and the South form a team for the Winter Games next year, it would represent a major milestone in inter-Korean relations. NYT > Asia Pacific

Total solar eclipse casts spotlight on rural Oregon town

Just before sunrise, there’s typically nothing atop Round Butte but the whistle of the wind and a panoramic view of Oregon’s second-highest peak glowing pink … Read more … The

Why neither North Korea nor United States want all-out war

It’s been a tense six months on the Korean Peninsula and many North Korea watchers believe the situation is dangerous. – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

Buoyant Trump spouts boasts, proposals — and falsehoods — at Iowa rally

President Trump recapped his campaign's greatest hits and offered new policy ideas as well as blatant misstatements during a rally Wednesday night in Iowa. Yahoo News – Latest News &

Thousands Attend Funeral for Muslim Teen Who Was Murdered in Virginia

As many as 5,000 people attended the funeral to remember Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death early Sunday as she walked home after an all-night prayer

Jared Kushner is heading to Israel for peace negotiations

Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser, speaks during a meeting with technology executives in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 19. President Trump’s son-in-law and senior

TBS executive accused of injuring woman with sex enhancement drug at hotel

Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male executive at Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) for allegedly pouring an illegal sex enhancement drug on the face of the woman earlier this month,

Islamic State blows up key Mosul mosque as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces close in for final assault

The Islamic State group destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures Wednesday night, … Read more … The

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