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White House: Don’t trust CBO score on Republican health care bill

White House officials on Sunday preemptively downplayed the looming Congressional Budget Office analysis of Republicans’ long-awaited Obamacare replacement bill, saying the independent office may not be capable of handling such a large, complex piece of legislation.


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Romanians say government has broken their trust

There appears to be no let up in the nightly protests in Romania. At least 50,000 turned out again on Sunday in the capital Bucharest. Although the government has rescinded an emergency decree that could have


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Rouhani: Our military power is ‘purely defensive’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani insisted on Thursday that his country”s military power was “purely defensive”, amid tensions with the United States over Iran”s ballistic missile tests. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has showed that it doesn’t


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The biggest test of Netanyahu’s life

This Wednesday, it’ll happen. US President Donald Trump will stand together with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu after their first meeting. Everyone in the world will listen to their every word. If the first thing they


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Palestinians ask Israeli court to reject land grab law

Palestinians ask Israeli court to reject land grab law Jerusalem – Some 17 Palestinian municipalities in the occupied West Bank have petitioned the Israeli Supreme Court to strike down a new law that retroactively sanctions the


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Baghdad anti-corruption protest ends in deadly violence

A huge protest against corruption in Iraq turned violent on Saturday. Demonstrators demanding electoral reform tried to force their way into Baghdad’s heavily-fortified Green Zone, which houses government offices and embassies. As well as tear gas,


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Israeli torture of Palestinian children ‘institutional’

Israeli torture of Palestinian children ‘institutional’ A recent article published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz has confirmed the extent to which Shin Bet interrogators subject their prisoners to torture. Methods include slapping the head “to hurt


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