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Spicer also didn't rule out Trump campaigning against those Republicans. Instead, the president cast the legislation as an impediment to be overcome before he can tackle his priorities like trade adjustment, tax reform and infrastructure. "More work needs to be done to ensure there is adequate financing for our most vulnerable, hard-working Americans", the group said in a statement .
  • Rebels and Syrian regime clash near Damascus

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    Second, we all know that the [US-led] coalition has never been serious about fighting ISIS [Daesh] or the terrorists, so we have to think about the real intention of the whole plan, if there's a plan to liberate al-Raqqa", Assad said . Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, launched an attack early Sunday on government positions in east Damascus , initially scoring gains.
  • France investigates terror link to Orly attack

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    Ziyed Ben Belgacem's blood alcohol level were also found to be at almost twice the legal limit for driving in France . An autopsy is planned for Sunday, and will include a toxicology exam to detect whether Belgacem had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the attack.
  • Britain's May Sets Brexit Date as Scottish Nationals Step Up Independence Calls

    Britain's May Sets Brexit Date as Scottish Nationals Step Up Independence Calls

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    When asked if they believe Scotland would choose independence if Sturgeon called a second referendum, 45% of Scottish voters said they believe the result will favour independence, with 40% predicting a vote to stay in the UK. But Ruth Davidson , the Scottish Conservative leader, said Scots are "sick to death" of her agitation for independence. "You don't make a decision on leaving the United Kingdom by voting blind", she said.
  • Families Sue Saudi Arabia in Terror Attacks

    Families Sue Saudi Arabia in Terror Attacks

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    A rose is left at the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2014 in New York City. Families of 850 victims who died on 9/11 and 1,500 people injured that day are suing the Saudi government, accusing it of providing material and financial assistance to al Qaeda for years leading up to the worst terrorist attack on U.S.
  • Trump signs bill authorizing $19.5 billion for NASA, Mars exploration

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    President Trump allocated $19.1 billion for NASA in his budget, which is an improvement over the past ten years when the agency saw the end of the space shuttle program. "I'm delighted to sign this bill", Trump said . "With this legislation, we support NASA's scientists, engineers, astronauts and their pursuit of discovery", he said.
  • Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

    Up to 320000 Iraqi civilians may flee Mosul in coming weeks

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    The battle for west Mosul has pushed more than 180,000 people to flee their homes, according to the Iraqi government. "The troops have a target of retaking the rest of the Old City", a police spokesman said. Under the leadership of the Government of Iraq, a massive national effort is underway to address the crisis. Federal Police and Rapid Response units backed by helicopter gunships pressed their cautious advance on the al-Nuri Mosque in western Mosul's Old City on Monday.
  • Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade

    Abe says Japan, Germany should lead the way on free trade

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    Trump has also accused Japan of limiting the access of American goods to its domestic market as well as devaluing the yen to boost exports, something Abe has denied. Against this backdrop, Merkel warned against putting up barriers between countries. Merkel and Abe's comments follow the G20 meeting which according to some experts reflected rising protectionism in the USA as financial leaders' have dropped their traditionally strong support for free trade .
  • Malaysia says DNA sample confirms murdered Kim Jong Nam's identity

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    The development comes after Malaysian authorities confirmed last Friday that the North Korean citizen killed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on February 13 was Kim Jong Nam. The victim also wore a necklace with a pendant of Buddha, which is an accessory Kim Jong Nam was known to have been wearing in previous images of him, according to the newspaper.
  • Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador

    Russian Federation summoned Israeli ambassador

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    The air strikes on Friday prompted retaliatory Syrian missile launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the war began six years ago. "Russia can play a role so that Israel no longer attacks Syria", Assad told Russian journalists yesterday. The ministry "expressed concern" about the action taking place near Russian military locations.
  • As spring starts, gas prices flat with last week

    As spring starts, gas prices flat with last week

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    The five states with the lowest prices are SC ($2.000 a gallon), Tennessee ($2.035), Alabama ($2.047), MS ($2.049) and Oklahoma ($2.053). AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said gas prices could drop 5-10 cents in the near future. Average gasoline prices fell in 32 states last week while rising in 18. "This seasonal trend, could push gas prices 25-50 cents higher by June, unless oil prices do not recover as expected".
  • Iraqi Forces Set Up Shelter From Islamic State Sniper in W. Mosul

    Iraqi Forces Set Up Shelter From Islamic State Sniper in W. Mosul

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    Almost 100,000 people have poured out of west Mosul in less than three weeks as Iraqi forces fought to retake the area from jihadists, the International Organization for Migration said Wednesday. More than 65,000 of them fled their homes over the past two weeks, the organisation said. "Daesh wanted us to move to their areas but we escaped when the army arrived", he said.