Voice Of America
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“His campaign promise was great health care for everyone, for all Americans at great prices,” said Raymond Brown, 64, a Republican and retired truck driver from Rio Grande, New Jersey. “He isnt fulfilling his campaign promise.” Overall, just more than half in the poll said they worry many Americans would have lost coverage had the GOP bill become law. Would their own families and average Americans have been better or worse off? More said worse. More people support than oppose Obama’s Affordable Care Act — by 45 percent to 38 percent, a slightly narrower margin than in January. And a slender majority say covering all Americans is a federal responsibility, a view embraced by Democrats but not Republicans, who instead focus on access and lower premiums. The survey was conducted over five days preceding and following last Friday’s withdrawal of the GOP health care bill.
Voice Of America
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Geographic and physical challenges - including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife - will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall'' that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday. Zinke told reporters in a conference call that building a wall "is complex in some areas,'' including Big Bend National Park and the river, which twists through nearly half of the 2,000-mile border. Hundreds of species live within 30 miles of the border, including threatened jaguars and Mexican gray wolves. The Trump administration is poised to relax protections for the jaguars, which live in northern Mexico and parts of the southwestern United States. Throughout the campaign, Trump energized his crowds with his insistence that a wall will be constructed along the border and Mexico will pay for it.
Politico
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Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall may not completely be a “physical wall.” “The border is complicated, as far as building a physical wall,” Zinke said during an appearance at the Public Land Council’s Legislative Conference, as reported by EE News . For example, Zinke said, electronic devices could be more useful than a physical wall in some areas. He added that the physical features of some areas make the border difficult to cross and make a wall unnecessary. Zinke also said the Rio Grande river poses a challenge in construction of the wall. “The Rio Grande, what side of the river are you going to put the wall?” he said. “We’re not going to put it on our side and cede the river to Mexico. And we’re probably not going to put it in the middle of the river.” Although Trump consistently said during his campaign that Mexico would pay for the wall, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has made it clear Mexico will not pay.
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Daily Mail - USA
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Thor (pictured) trots through the centre of Caçapava do Sud, a town in Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state, retracing the walk he used to enjoy with his late owner, artist Cláudio Cantarelli.
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The Washington Times - Golf
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) - D.A. Points was never better at the start, and good enough at the end. Points opened the final round of the Puerto Rico Open with five straight birdies, and then overcame a rugged stretch by saving pars and piling up enough birdies for a ...
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Iraqi police today talked of sealing off Mosul's old city rather than fighting through it, which sounds like a mooted change in tactics in response to so many dead. We're joined from the Iraqi city of Irbil now by the UN's deputy humanitarian envoy, Lise Grande
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Neighbours said at least 80 bodies had been recovered from one house alone, where people had been encouraged by local elders to take shelter. Rescuers were continuing to dig through the ruins, and the remains of two other houses nearby, which had also been pulverised in attacks that were described as relentless and horrifying. On the same day Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said she was stunned by this terrible loss of life, the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) on Saturday confirmed that it had carried out bombing raids on March 17, citing a request by Iraqi forces, near the location in Mosul where the civilian deaths were later reported. Grande added that nothing in this conflict is more important than protecting civilians, and said all parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians.
Voice Of America
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Congressional Republicans have estimated a more moderate price tag of $12 billion to $15 billion. Trump himself has suggested a cost of about $12 billion. It's unclear how much money Congress will approve. Lawmakers have been balking at his plans to sharply cut other federal spending to pay for the wall and other boosts to border security, while increasing military spending. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters this past week that the administration was still looking at how the wall would be funded, adding that it hasn't given up on Mexico footing the bill. GEOGRAPHY Roughly half of the 3,200-kilometer (2,000-mile) U.S.-Mexico border is in Texas and marked by the winding and twisting Rio Grande. A 1970 treaty with Mexico requires that anything built near that river not obstruct its flow. The same treaty applies to a stretch of border in Arizona, where the Colorado River marks the international boundary.
Sky News
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grand mask which is just behind me -- grande mosque is a symbolic targets, but not a military target
The Washington Times - Golf
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) - Former U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau ran off four straight birdies in a stop-and-start round Friday and finished with a 7-under 65 to share the lead with D.A. Points in the rain-delayed Puerto Rico Open. Points hit all 18 greens in regulation at Coco ...
Herald Courier
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — D.A. Points started with five straight birdies and closed with a 6-under 66 to win the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday for his third PGA Tour title.
The Washington Times - Golf
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) - Chris Stroud birdied his final hole Saturday to cap off a 5-under 67 and take a one-shot lead in the Puerto Rico Open as he goes for his first PGA Tour victory. One shot behind was a pair of past PGA Tour winners, Bill ...
The Washington Times - Golf
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) - Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to take the lead at the Puerto Rico Open. The first round Thursday was suspended when showers turned ...
Herald Courier
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau ran off four straight birdies in a stop-and-start round and finished with a 7-under 65 to share the lead with D.A. Points in the rain-delayed Puerto Rico Open on Friday.
Herald Courier
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RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Five days after getting married, Trey Mullinax ran off nine birdies and saved par with a 15-foot putt on his last hole for a 9-under 63 to lead the Puerto Rico Open.
Core77
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The Viride Dos is a more traditional planter with elegantly added features. It has a spacious base with room for several plants, along with two lighting disks and a mister to manage humidity. The whole planting even rotates to ensure even access to moisture and light. As a green thumb whose fluctuating house humidity has killed several innocent ferns, this speaks to me on a spiritual level. The Viride Tres surrounds a hanging planter with a chorus of lighting at different heights, rotating slowly to simulate the range and exposure of daylight. Your orchids, epiphytes, and trailing exotics would feel like the Grande Dames they are. All the lamps are adjustable for the light and moisture needs of the plants, and households, they serve, and the LEDs can be programmed for on/off cycles that best fit the climate and lighting. Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera have tapped into a common experience in urban life, and leveraged it into something really striking.
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South China Morning Post
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If you had to describe Greubel Forseys presentation this year in one word, it would have to be daring. The young brand, known for its cutting-edge approach to creating and designing highly complicated watches, may just have outdone itself this year. The most headline-grabbing timepiece is its Grande Sonnerie,which took 11 years of research and development to create, and led to two patents being filed. No wonder then, the brand is hailing it as its most complex...
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Chris Clark shared this selfie of himself and Jesy Nelson [Chris Clark/ Instagram] Reality star Chris Clark took to his Instagram to share an adorable selfie of himself and Jesy Nelson cosying up. The snap was taken on Chris' recent trip to America to visit Jesy as she tours the country with Little Mix as they support pop princess, Ariana Grande. The 22-year-old clearly got emotional saying goodbye for now to his stunning girlfriend as he wrote: "All good things must ...