Trump complains Republicans ?never? tout their health care bill
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.
Australian government demands answers on Minneapolis police shooting
(Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer over the weekend "shocking" and "inexplicable" and said his diplomats were seeking answers from U.S. authorities. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Tuesday confirmed details of the shooting of Sydney native Justine Damond that have been reported in media accounts and also confirmed the identities of the two police officers involved in the incident. Damond died of a single gunshot wound to the abdomen, fired through an open window of the patrol car, after two police officers responded to a call she made of a possible assault in her neighborhood, the agency said.
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US senator criticizes Pruitt in Oklahoma ethics probe
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? A Democratic member of the U.S. Senate committee that conducted confirmation hearings for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a letter Tuesday that Oklahoma's former attorney general presented "inconsistent and contradictory statements" to the panel.
Boko Haram suspects killed, tortured in Cameroon custody: Amnesty Cameroun: Amnesty accuse les forces de sécurité de torture entraînant la mort
Dozens of Boko Haram suspects have died in Cameroon custody, rights group Amnesty International said Thursday, with security forces brutally torturing them in the fight against the jihadist group. The NGO said it had found 101 people who said they were held in secret and tortured by the Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR) and the General Directorate of External Research (DGRE), Cameroon's intelligence services, between March 2013 and March 2017.
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The White House and Mitch McConnell?s office tell very different stories about the failure of the health care bill
As the dust settled following Monday night?s collapse of the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, a flurry of finger-pointing and competing narratives emerged with both the White House and the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell trying to minimize their own roles in the debacle. Some White House staffers threw McConnell under the proverbial bus, suggesting that the majority leader rushed the vote and limited President Trump?s involvement. McConnell?s allies denied he sought to dictate the process or have the president take a back seat.