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News of John McCain?s illness broke during meeting to save GOP health care plan
Republican senators attempting to save their stalled effort to repeal and replace Obamacare in a late-night meeting Wednesday were interrupted with news of Sen. John McCain?s brain cancer diagnosis. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., told reporters that the senators learned of McCain?s brain cancer diagnosis during the meeting and asked Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to say a prayer for McCain. ?It was very emotional, almost kind of stunned disbelief for a minute, then we asked James Lankford to lead us in prayer,? Hoeven said.
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Fox News reporter walks out of off-camera press briefing and throws parting shot at White House
Fox News reporter John Roberts has thrown some shade at Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Donald Trump?s spokeswoman, for the White House?s refusal to hold daily on-camera press briefings. In recent weeks, the White House has begun to hold off-camera briefings almost daily ? a departure from previous administrations when daily on-camera briefings were the norm. Mr Trump's press staff have said the change is meant to draw more attention to the President's remarks, but some reporters have asserted that the White House ?should have the backbone? to answer questions during on-camera proceedings.
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Philippine police arrest 43 foreigners for kidnap of Singapore woman
By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine police said on Thursday they had arrested 43 foreigners for kidnapping a Singaporean woman at a casino resort in the capital, highlighting security concerns that have scared high-stakes gamblers away from Manila. Police said the gang, including people from China and Southeast Asia, was believed to be a loan-shark syndicate targeting foreign high-rollers, with 11 similar cases reported since 2015. The Philippines is one of the fastest-growing casino hubs in Asia, after Macau and Singapore, with the opening of several resorts over the past two years.
Sold by IS in Raqa, Yazidi female fighters back for revenge
She was trafficked into Raqa as a sex slave by the Islamic State group but managed to escape. Now Yazidi fighter Heza is back to avenge the horrors she and thousands of others suffered. "When I started fighting, I lifted some of the worries from my heart," she says, surrounded by fellow Yazidi militia women in Raqa's eastern Al-Meshleb district.
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