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U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions – sources

U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions - sourcesBy Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday. A senior official of the Trump administration confirmed efforts were under way to negotiate a new U.N. resolution, but added that there had been no agreement. “They’re not there yet.” Details of the draft given to China last week were not immediately available, but the United States is keen to step up global sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up a weapons program aimed developing nuclear-tipped missiles capable of hitting the United States.



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John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At Trump

John McCain Slams Wealthy Draft Dodgers In Apparent Swipe At TrumpTONIGHT – @SenJohnMcCain talks about the Vietnam War's legacy on C-SPAN, at 6 & 10pm ET. pic.twitter.com/WnZT0n8Mcn—

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A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections More Severely

A New Obamacare Repeal Draft Is Out And It Attacks Pre-Existing Protections More SeverelyRepublicans on Sunday evening circulated a new version of their embattled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.



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Draft of Comey Firing Letter Roils Trump Case

Draft of Comey Firing Letter Roils Trump CasePaul Butler, former federal prosecutor, talks with Joy-Ann Reid about news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a draft of Donald Trump's letter firing James Comey, which could have direct bearing on whether the firing was an act of obstruction of j…



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Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draft

Children in conflict zones vulnerable to killing, rape: UN draftChildren are particularly vulnerable in the conflicts raging around the globe, according to a draft UN report that specifically pointed the finger of blame in Yemen at the Saudi-led coalition. The draft of an annual UN report on the impact of armed conflict on children lists the countries and entities accused of recruiting child soldiers and using children as weapons of war. “I am highly concerned by the scale and severity of the grave violations that were committed against children in 2016, which included alarming levels of killing and maiming, recruitment and use and denial of humanitarian access,” Secretary General Antonio Guterres says in the draft seen by AFP.



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Republican health bill: latest draft would scrap contraception mandate

Republican health bill: latest draft would scrap contraception mandateThe latest version of the US Senate’s bill to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act would eliminate the so-called birth control mandate, handing a long-sought victory to conservative activists who have spent years assailing the regulation. The mandate is one of the most controversial benefits of the Obama administration’s enforcement of the ACA.



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G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovation

G20 draft text fuses U.S. climate isolation with deal on innovationDraft conclusions to this week’s summit of the Group of 20 leading economies acknowledge the United States’ isolation in opposing the Paris climate accord but agree to G20 collaboration on reducing emissions through innovation, a G20 source said. The text, dated July 3, makes plain a 19-1 split in the G20 over the Paris climate accord, the 2015 global accord to fight climate change from which U.S. President Donald Trump said last month he would withdraw. “We take note of the decision of the United States of America to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,” read the draft text of the conclusions on the climate chapter of which Reuters has seen a copy.



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Senate Republicans to release draft of healthcare bill as details emerge

Senate Republicans to release draft of healthcare bill as details emergeAccording to reports, the bill proposes repealing key provision of the ACA, restructuring subsidies and cutting Medicaid funding. Senate Republican leaders are on Thursday to unveil draft language of legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), after weeks of secrecy surrounding their effort to prepare a healthcare bill to be voted on as early as next week. The Senate bill is expected to follow the template laid out in the House version, which narrowly passed last month, but with key differences.



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