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Illinois Republican governor signs controversial abortion bill

Illinois Republican governor signs controversial abortion bill

Rauner, who said he reached his decision after hearing arguments from both sides of the hot-button issue, won accolades from reproductive rights advocacy groups, including NARAL Pro-Choice America. Brittany Mostiller, executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund, said IL took an "incredibly important step towards justice for women like me".


North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South

North Korea owns dozens more submarines than South

The Pentagon responded with its own threat, saying that if North Korea did not stop its provocative actions, it will make sure the "President is provided with options to deal with Pyongyang". President Donald Trump and his hardening stance against the North's nuclear weapons program. The time at which the U.S. was carrying out its operation might have been the reason why North Korean radars did not work properly over the power supply problems in the Communist country, NIS added.


S/Africa drops in global competitiveness index - Agency

S/Africa drops in global competitiveness index - Agency

The Swiss-based organization also lauded the HKSAR for having what it deemed as the best infrastructure in the world, as well as the second most efficient market. "It is also concerning that the financial sector has been affected by uncertainty as can be seen in the dramatic drop in performance in this indicator, while historically low levels of business confidence have now clearly impacted on the competitiveness profile of the Nation Brand", Makhubela said.


Protests and Outrage as Gorsuch Headlines Event at Trump Hotel

Protests and Outrage as Gorsuch Headlines Event at Trump Hotel

Gorsuch did not address the controversy during his 20-minute speech, instead focusing on the work of the event's organizer, The Fund for American Studies , which runs student academic programs and fellowships promoting limited government and free-market economics.


United States strike first against Internationals at Presidents Cup

United States strike first against Internationals at Presidents Cup

The PGA's Presidents Cup is a series of men's golf matches between a team representing the United States and an International Team representing the rest of the world minus Europe. Thursday marked the first time that multiple presidents have attended the event since 2005, when both Clinton and Bush traveled to Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia.


Ryan expected to address GOP plan for tax reform

Ryan expected to address GOP plan for tax reform

The plan would double the standard deduction, condense personal income taxes from seven brackets to three: 12 percent, 25 percent, and 35 percent . "As I've said from day one, eliminating the federal deduction for state and local taxes will unfairly burden the over 3 million hardworking taxpayers in NY who claim the deduction", Tenney said.