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Harvey aid will pass House without attaching to debt ceiling: Rep. McCarthy

Harvey aid will pass House without attaching to debt ceiling: Rep. McCarthy

But the vocal support of Cornyn suggests the idea could get broad support from Republicans, although Cornyn, who is the GOP whip, said he had not had time to gauge all his colleagues. "They are my immediate priorities as well", said McConnell. "I would support that", Cornyn told CNN as he arrived back at Capitol from Texas, where he has been dealing with hurricane relief and clean-up efforts over the August recess.


Sitharaman, an excellent choice for Defense Minister: PK Sehgal

Sitharaman, an excellent choice for Defense Minister: PK Sehgal

PM Narendra Modi picked Nirmala Sitharaman as India's new Defence Minister of India. Modi resisted Gadkari's demand and has now given him additional charge of water resources. Ms Sitharaman was previously a minister of state for commerce and industry. And, for Goyal and Pradhan, the focus will now be on delivery with only about one-and-a-half years to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


Alabama Assistant Mike Locksley's Son Meiko Shot and Killed at Age 25

Alabama Assistant Mike Locksley's Son Meiko Shot and Killed at Age 25

Mike Locksley is a Washington, D.C. native who played football at Towson before embarking on a long coaching career, which included two separate five-year stints (1998-2002, 2012-16) at Maryland. You may remember Locksley as the former head coach at New Mexico. His son was killed. "We'll do everything that we can to support Mike and his family in this time of tragedy".


Graham-Durbin DACA Press Conference

Graham-Durbin DACA Press Conference

There are several pending bills in Congress, spearheaded by both Republicans and Democrats, that could gain more steam now that Trump has made the decision to wind down the program in six months. Rep. Robin Kelly, a Matteson Democrat, referenced Trump's late mother, who immigrated to the US from Scotland, posting to Twitter that the president "should remember Mary Anne MacLeod's story".



Ash covers OR cities, wildfire smoke chokes US West

A fire official told reporters Tuesday that no homes have been lost so far, but crews were still assessing the damage. A growing OR wildfire covered parts of Portland's metropolitan area Tuesday with ash and forced the shutdown of a lengthy stretch of highway through the state's scenic Columbia River Gorge.


Tiger loose on I-75 in Henry County has been caught

Tiger loose on I-75 in Henry County has been caught

A worker at a Hardees restaurant said a man in the parking lot when she arrived for work just before 4 told her about the tiger spotted in the area. Police said the threat had been "eliminated". "We responded immediately and were on the way to the scene with hopes of chemically immobilizing the tiger and bringing it to Noah's Ark". Police responded to the scene, where they saw and confirmed they were dealing with a real - and fairly large - tiger.