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US-Capitol2-072817.jpg House Republicans voted Thursday to approve a defense spending bill that includes money for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall. The House voted 235 to 192 in favor of the bill known as the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, with the vote largely coming down along party lines. The...

Trump-Speech-072817.jpg After Republicans failed to approve legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump has suggested changing the Senate rules. Trump indicated in posts to Twitter on Friday that he would support changing the rules to allow bills to pass with a 51-vote majority. "If Republicans...

JeffSessions-072817.jpg Despite criticism from President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is standing by his decision to recuse himself from the investigation of Russian meddling in last year's election. Sessions told Fox News on Thursday the criticism by Trump has been "kind of hurtful" but indicated his belief...

MitchMcConnell-072817.jpg Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., said the failure of the Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was "clearly a disappointing moment" and suggested Democrats were to blame. In remarks from the Senate floor early Friday, McConnell noted most Republicans voted to keep their...

Trump-putin-072817.jpg Legislation enacting a package of sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea is headed to President Donald Trump's desk after being overwhelmingly approved by the Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted 98 to 2 in favor of the bill, with only Senators Rand Paul, R-Ken., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., voting against the legislation.

Russia-US-072817.jpg The Kremlin retaliated to fresh US sanctions by ordering Washington to downsize its diplomatic staff in Russia, and barring the use of some properties used by U.S. diplomats in that country. In a statement issued Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry also warned, "Any new unilateral actions by the...

USSenate-Healthcare1-072817.jpg The U.S. Senate has rejected a Republican proposal to repeal Obamacare, with three GOP lawmakers voting against the bill. The so-called "skinny repeal," which would have eliminated some of the more controversial and unpopular provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act, was voted down by 51 to 49. The...

prospera-072617.jpg Israel-based digital farming company Prospera raised $15 million in new investment. The funding was led by Qualcomm ventures, and the other participants were Cisco Investment, ICV and Bessemer Venture partners.

USCapitol-072717.jpg Senators are preparing for a late night of voting on Thursday as Republicans continue their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. The so-called "vote-a-rama" comes as Senators from both parties can introduce an unlimited number of amendments related to healthcare. Senators are expected to introduce...

US-China-Poultaryban-072717.jpg A bipartisan group of Senators have called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to press the Chinese government to end its ban on import of American poultry products. China imposed ban on import of U.S. poultry products in 2015 after the detection of a wild duck with Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza...

USsenate-healthcare-072717.jpg The US Senate has rejected a Republican proposal to repeal Obama-era health care plan without replacing it. A bill to repeal the Affordable Health Care was defeated with a 55-45 vote in the Republican-majority Upper House. The second set back for President Donald Trump's top legislative priority...

WonderWoman2-072617.jpg Part two of Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins' superhero film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian warrior princess, will hit theaters on December 13, 2019. Warner Bros. announced the release date on Tuesday, and confirmed that Gal Gadot will return for Wonder Woman 2 as Diana of Themyscira. The Israeli...

Britian-Gasoilnecars-072617.jpg Britain is the latest nation to announce that it will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in an effort to reduce air pollution. Britain said it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. In early July, France said it plans to end sales of all petrol and diesel vehicles in the country by 2040 as part of a plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord.

US-sanctions-072617.jpg The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved legislation to impose fresh sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. The Russia, Iran, and North Korea sanctions bill was passed with 419 votes in favor and just 3 votes against. The bill, which is likely to irk the Kremlin and complicate...

Trump-Gary-Janet-072617.jpg Gary Cohn, a top White House economic adviser, is on President Donald Trump's short list of candidates to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. This was confirmed by Trump himself. Current Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's term ends in February next year. Trump could also decide to reappoint Yellen to another four-year term.

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