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Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

For now, Haley's comments are the most direct threat of unilateral action by the USA about acting on the Syria crisis - but they mark a departure from the Trump administration's more hands-off stance on Syria and may be more rhetoric than reality.

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Quick hits: Maple Leafs 4, Sabres 2

ABOUT THE MAPLE LEAFS (38-24-15): Matthews has recorded 38 goals, which has him among the league leaders and within two of becoming the first Maple Leaf with 40 since Mats Sundin in 2001-02. By definition, the Maple Leafs should not be getting a road per diem these days. "They were hungrier", Eichel said. "They're playing with a lot of intensity and a lot of focus and a lot of commitment".

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State Lawmakers Unable to Finalize 2017-18 Budget Before Deadline

If that's the goal of the governor, that's the goal of a guy like me and let's see what we can (do to) come to an agreement to address this to get it off of the local share". Some lawmakers knocked the stalled talks, putting blame on Cuomo, who is considered a potential presidential candidate in 2020. The contentious stalemate led Cuomo to issue a lengthy statement around midnight, saying legislative leaders have agreed extend the state's recently expired budget through May.

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Senate kills family-planning rule; Mike Pence breaks tie

But in some states, Title X is a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood , and Planned Parenthood might be one of the only providers of family planning services in a county or region. Their main concern is that federal money is being used to provide abortions , although the grants are specifically barred from funding those procedures.

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Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

In a split decision, 50 Republican senators voted for the bill, while 48 Democrats and two Republicans voted against it. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Republicans did not have enough votes with their slim 52-seat majority to advance the bill.

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Senate kills family-planning rule; Mike Pence breaks tie

But in some states, Title X is a major source of funding for Planned Parenthood , and Planned Parenthood might be one of the only providers of family planning services in a county or region. Their main concern is that federal money is being used to provide abortions , although the grants are specifically barred from funding those procedures.

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On replacing Obamacare, the mighty Trump struck out

They recruited a primary challenger for him in 2014 with backing from the U.S. "And is it really too much to ask that they do what they said they were going to do?" All 13 states with the highest proportion of people getting federal subsidies for their insurance premiums voted for him last November, according to federal data.

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Cummings: Nunes Should be Investigated for Trump Revelations

Nunes' announcement that Manafort, through his lawyer, offered to speak to the committee followed a controversial week in which the California Republican lawmaker personally briefed President Trump about new revelations he said potentially demonstrate that Trump and his campaign aides may have been swept up in legal surveillance activities by the intelligence community during the presidential transition period.

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UK publishes White Paper to replace EU law post-Brexit

Critics accused the Prime Minister of trying to make a trade-off between security and commerce. She added: "This is not a threat to the rest of Europe, it would be a serious act of self-harm". A strong, independent country needs control of its own laws. Mr Davis said the Great Repeal Bill would give businesses, workers and consumers "certainty" in the aftermath of leaving the EU.

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Trump thumps Freedom Caucus over health care

Leadership said they are looking to work with lawmakers throughout the party on a bill they can all get behind. "This bill doesn't fully repeal Obamacare, this bill doesn't lower premiums and probably most importantly this bill doesn't unite Republicans and the American people, as evidenced by the fact that only 17 percent of the country supports this legislation".

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Hospital Industry Reacts to the Failed Healthcare Bill

And so House Republicans returned Tuesday morning to declare that their partisan repeal efforts weren't dead yet. Trump's opponents learned that they can win. "They have an opportunity now to have the status quo go forward, regretfully". Another 13 percent blamed Trump and 10 percent blamed Ryan. While Democrats solicited input from experts in the medical, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, Republicans have spent most of their time fighting among themselves.

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Texan Ted Poe quits Freedom Caucus over health care bill

Whether he would work to fix Obama's law was a big question. President Donald Trump responded to the failure by repeating his dire predictions for Obama's law. Trump has also issued a series of promised executive orders. At big moments of political importance, Democrats win while Republicans fight. In a statement, he expressed only gloom about the effort's future.

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'Sanctuary Cities' Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds

The attorney general said the Justice Department would even attempt to "claw back" or recoup grant money already awarded if the local governments can't prove compliance. Santa Ana gets millions in federal grants for programs like gang enforcement and the hiring of new officers. "A nation without borders is not a nation", Trump said.

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United States admits Mosul air strike after civilian deaths reports

The confirmation followed a decision by Iraqi government forces to pause their drive to recapture west Mosul on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties , a security forces spokesman said , a move apparently motivated by the incident on March 17.

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Elite not good enough for Baylor women in NCAA Tournament

But that was it. Florida was 0 for 14 from beyond the arc in the second hald, a lot like the 0-for-17 effort the Gators had in their first meeting with SC this season. The Gators relied on the 3-pointer in the first half, but failed to make any of their 14 from long range in the second half. That changed Monday in the Stockton Regional of the NCAA Tournament, when Harris tripled her output with 16 points.

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Hong Kong civil servant becomes first female chief executive

A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites selected Carrie Lam , the Hong Kong government's former No. 2 official, as the financial hub's chief executive. A total of 1,163 valid votes were cast. She also faces the task of restarting political reform. She has given her thoughts on the issue before, but tackling the challenge as a chief executive will be hard.

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Fowl play: Jayhawks fall to Ducks to end season

Sabrina Ionescu led five OR players in double figures with 21 points, and the 10th-seeded Ducks continued their improbable run through the NCAA tournament with a 77-63 upset of third-seeded Maryland on Saturday. Bell watched how the Ducks rose in those two years. That was a result of stellar play from forward Bell, who delivered eight rebounds and four blocks to his Ducks squad in that first half.

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UCLA Basketball: Bruins' Season Ends With Let Down in the Sweet 16

Kentucky held on to win 86-75, with Fox going off for a insane 40-point night, while Monk added 21. Against Butler , the Heels ensured they would not repeat that mistake, but they found another glitch to correct before facing off against a fellow blue blood: the Heels made only 64 percent from the free-throw line .

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London terror attack death toll rises to five

Authorities identified him moments after Parliament held a moment of silence and reconvened less than 24 hours after the attack , which forced a lockdown of the United Kingdom government's seat of power. Nigel Farage, former leader of the right-wing U.K. Independence Party, blamed the attack on "multiculturalism". While at present it is unclear exactly what happened, a London-based journalist said shots were fired and that journalists were confined to the press gallery in the ...

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Nunes Says Trump Team Communications Caught in US Surveillance

Schiff said. "The chairman needs to think about which role he wants to play here". "While there was not a physical wiretap of Trump Tower", Nunes said, "I was concerned that other surveillance activities were used against President Trump and his associates".