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UK Says 95 Buildings Fail Safety Checks After London Tower Block Fire

The blaze that engulfed the Grenfell Tower block on June 14 started with a faulty refrigerator on the fourth floor and spread to the top of the building within minutes. Isaac is believed to have been the youngest victim to the inferno which claimed the lives of at least 79 people - 18 of whom have been identified. Arconic, spun out of aluminum firm Alcoa past year, says it will halt sales of Reynobond PE, the type of cladding that was used on the 24-storey building in West London that ...


Democrats Getting Tired of 'Toxic' Pelosi

Democrats Getting Tired of 'Toxic' Pelosi

In conservative Montana , a state Trump carried by more than 20 points, a weak Democratic candidate lost to Republican Greg Gianforte by only 6 points. But generic congressional polls consistently show a clear preference for a Democratic takeover of Congress. What is unusual is the relentlessness and effectiveness of the GOP's targeting of Pelosi.



Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

To move the Senate proposal ahead, 50 of the Senate's 52 Republican members must vote in favor of the bill, with Vice President Mike Pence delivering the tie-breaking vote. "It is clear that this current bill would not improve our health care system, but rather would result in people paying more and taking care away from millions of Americans".



McConnell says attack ads against GOP senator were 'beyond stupid'

McConnell drafted the plan behind closed doors after numerous meetings among GOP senators. "They're hard to pull together and hard to pass", he said of bills addressing complex issues like health care. Add three more names to the list of Republican senators saying they oppose the GOP health care bill. As noted above, the CBO report also projects that the BCRA would reduce the federal deficit by $321 billion over the next decade, or $202 billion more than the estimated net savings ...


US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

US Senate votes overwhelmingly for tougher Russian sanctions amidst poll meddling probe

Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, both Republicans, were the only votes against it - bolsters existing sanctions and would allow Congress to thwart any presidential effort to curtail sanctions without congressional approval. It would impose new sanctions on Russians found to be guilty of human rights abuses, supplying weapons to Syria's government and conduct cyber attacks on behalf of Russia's government, among others.