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Charlie Gard, the terminally ill British baby whose medical care

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was the subject of a court battle has died, a week before

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was the subject of a court battle has died.

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Donald Trump takes cover after a setback in the Senate and a public

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row between two of his closest aides.

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Also, volunteers trying to save Canada's wild horses from hunters

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Hello and welcome to World News Today.

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The Pentagon says it believes North Korea has conducted another

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The Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary said it flew for about 45 minutes.

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That's longer than the missile tested in July which Pyongyang

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claimed was an intercontinental ballistic missile capable

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The Prime Minister convened the National Security Council and

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expressed his strongest condemnation against North Korea and announce

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that our Prime Minister will take every possible measure to ensure the

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safety of the Japanese people. It is important at this critical juncture

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that such key allies as the United States, South Korea, and Japan

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closely coordinate and rigorously implement economic sanction measures

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that have been agreed upon, and that were also announced to give pressure

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to North Korea so that it would come to its senses. It has been reported

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the head of the American and South Korean military has discussed

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military response options, what does that mean, does Japan supported? It

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has been expressed that Japanese Government supports the American

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administration's position that all options are on the table. There is

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no question about it. We will continue to closely coordinate with

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such key Alex Mowatt the United States and South Korea. At the

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moment it is important to recognise that the military option is the last

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resort. What is important right now is to implement rigorously and

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completely economic sanction measures that were agreed by the

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Security Council, that also includes China and Russia, which also have

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great influence over North Korea. What should China and Russia to that

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they are not at the moment? Russia and China are permanent members of

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the United Nations Security Council, the bear a big responsibility in

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dealing with North Korea's elastic missile programmes, and as far as

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China is concerned, 90% of North Korea's trade is with China. What is

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making it possible for North Korea to develop its ballistic and nuclear

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programme is its massive foreign currency revenue. It is critically

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important. In that regard China can play a far more important role than

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it is currently doing. Do you think they are serious about stopping

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North Korea or not? China's position on North Korea nuclear and missile

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programme is clear, they would never condone North Korea becoming a

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nuclear power. They have been quite explicit about it. China is in a

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very good position and is serious about declaring North Korea becoming

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a nuclear power. But it's obvious that the ballistic missiles that

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have been launched our delivery systems of such weapons. Let us know

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get more on this from Washington. What does talk of a military

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response mean? It could mean increasing the US

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military footprint in the region, or a pre-emptive military strike. There

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are various options available. The military has recently updated those

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options and they are ready to be presented to the President should he

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ask for them. That reality has not changed. Secretary of defence

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regularly says he does not want this option, a military cough edition

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would be a catastrophe, but equally they are watching with concern the

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ad -- the advancing technological ability of North Korea with regard

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to ballistic missiles and the concern about long-range runs and

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the ability for these missiles to ultimately hurt the United States.

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What other options are possible? What about the influence of China?

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Can the US do more to exert pressure on the Chinese? The US is preparing

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to do more to put pressure on the Chinese. A State Department official

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said the CPR drawing up a list of things that they said were sanctions

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busting. They have started to do that. They have signalled that they

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are prepared to do more. But that this within the range of policy that

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is being pursued now which is sanctions and diplomacy trying to

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squeeze -- trying to squeeze North Korea with the goal of getting it to

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a giddy to D nuclear lies. There is the question being asked,

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can you convince them to do this at this point. Either you have a

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military response or you have talks and agreed to freeze North Korea

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where they are in their nuclear programme. That is something that

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the administration is not willing to consider, at least publicly, at this

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point. It's been confirmed

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that the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard has died,

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a week before his first birthday. It's thought he was moved

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to a hospice today from Great Ormond Street children's

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hospital where he was being treated. The hospital has released a

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statement sending their condolences to the family.

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In March of this year specialists at great Ormond Street that decided

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that his treatment should be withdrawn. His parents rejected

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this. They said there were doctors in America offering experimental

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treatment that could help Charlie Gard. They hang on to the

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possibility that they would be allowed to take him to America. But

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after further tests they admitted defeat and said it was time to let

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him go. Our son is an absolute warrior and

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we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. His body,

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heart and soul will soon be gone but his spirit will live on for eternity

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and he will make a difference to people's lives for years to come.

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The campaign was relentless. A petition was handed and with 350,000

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signatures. An online appeal raised more than ?1 million to pay for

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experimental treatments. Support for Charlie Gard was global. A statement

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from Pope Francis said he was playing for his parents and that he

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hoped that they wished to a company and cheat their child until the end

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was not elected. -- and treat their child.

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But doctors at great Ormond Street and the legal system saw things

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differently. Judges at every level up to this European Court of Human

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Rights determined that further treatment would not be in the

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interests of Charlie Gard and that he should be allowed to die with

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dignity. Through out the legal process the relationship between the

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parents and the hospital deteriorated stop I cannot get my

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head around it. We too him into hospital, they do not want to do the

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treatment. They basically just kept him a prisoner there. Our parental

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rights have been stripped the military we took in there, in

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hindsight we lost him. -- the moment we took him in there. His parents

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thank nurses at great Ormond that they said the hospital and the

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courts had denied them their final wish by determining that the

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life-support treatment should end sought -- shortly after he was moved

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to a hospice rather than allowing them to move to a home environment.

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The money raised will now set up a foundation to help other desperately

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ill children. The parents thank everyone who supported Charlie Gard

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and said that by the time his short life came to an end he was loved by

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thousands of people. His parents have released a

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statement. They say the hospital denied them their final wish. They

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just wanted quality time. Most people will not have to go through

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what we went through. We had no control over his life or his death.

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Let's take a look at some of the other stories making the news.

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The court said Nawaz Sharif had been dishonest and not disclosing his

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earnings. He has denied any wrongdoing.

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Police in Germany say a man armed with a knife has attacked people

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in a supermarket in the northern city of Hamburg.

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Police say one person was killed and four others injured.

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The suspect is no indication. The police say they have no idea of

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motive and are not ruling anything out.

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The US Government says it plans to rhetoric the amount of nicotine in

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cigarettes. They think reducing nicotine levels will make cigarettes

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less addictive. They will look at ways of shifting smokers to

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electronic cigarettes. The volunteers trying to save

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Canada's wild horses from hunters before it is too late.

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An independent review will be carried out into building

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regulations and fire safety after that Grenfell Tower fire.

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The Government has announced an independent review of fire safety

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and building regulations. Many of the questions were left their

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regulations were adequate. The former chairperson of the

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manufacturers organisation will over see this. It will report to the

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Communities Secretary and to the Home Secretary. They will explore

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many of these aspects of regulation being sufficient. Whether

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sufficiently applied. It sounds at this early stage.

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The latest headlines. The United States and South Korea discuss a

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military response option after North Korea test a second intercontinental

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ballistic missile. And Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby, whose

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medical care was subject to a court battle, has died.

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It has been an incredible few hours for President Donald Trump. The

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Senate has rejected another attempt to reveal Obamacare, and three of

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the top figures are, Donald Trump's promised to repeal Obamacare that he

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said would be so easy, crashed and burned on the floor of the Senate.

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Outside, opponents celebrated. John McCain delivered the news with a

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dramatic thumbs down. Two gasps and intakes of breath that person that

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the President had hailed as a key role was note the villain of the

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piece. This is a disappointing moment. From

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skyrocketing costs, plummeting choices, collapsing markets, our

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constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. That

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was not the only drama unfolding. At the White House the most

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extraordinary bare-knuckle cage fight has broken out among the three

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most senior people in their West wing who are not the President. The

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new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, talking in abusive and

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obscene terms about the chief of staff, and the chief strategist.

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Anthony Scaramucci has apologised for the language used, but not the

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sentiments expressed. In his conversation with the New

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Yorker magazine, Anthony Scaramucci said of the Chief of staff.

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Of Steve Banning he said. And earlier in the week Anthony

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Scaramucci told the BBC that his style was going to be more direct.

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One of the things I cannot stand about this town is the backstabbing.

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Where I grew up, we are front stabbers. We like to tell you where

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we are from and what we are doing. Donald Trump left Washington a short

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while ago to fly to Long Island, New York, to look up efforts to curb

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inter-gang rivalry and violence. He could have stayed at home.

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If the President was disheartened by the Senate's decision to vote down

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their health care Bill he was not showing during a speech he made in

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the last couple of hours then Long Island. Discussing measures on

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immigration and law enforcement he said he would still get the job done

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on health care. We need more resources from Congress and we are

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getting them. Congress is actually opening up and really doing the job.

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They should have approved health care last night that you can't have

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everything. They have been working on that one for seven years. Can you

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believe that? This one. But we will get it done. I said from the

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beginning, let Obamacare implored, and then do it. That turned out to

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be right. Obamacare, implored. I spoke to our Washington

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correspondent about why Obamacare is so divisive.

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I have been speaking to a number of people over the past few months

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about Obamacare and health care provision. On the one hand you have

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a number of Americans who rely on three health care, on the measures

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brought in by President Obama. They typically don't get the treatment

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they need. On the other hand you have middle-class Americans who are

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working very hard boost unions have shot up. Their health care now costs

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more than mortgage or rent sometimes. They cannot understand

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why they are paying for health care for those that they believe have

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made choices in life that they do not understand, that perhaps they

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are paying for health care for people who need certain treatments

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or who have had many children. I spoke to one woman who said why

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should I pay for another mother who needs to give birth for perhaps

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their fifth child? I said is that not the way health care works? She

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said that is not how it should work in the United States. That is what

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the two camps, that Republicans are trying to coalesce around. They have

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a problem. The measures for some of the particle too far. They fear that

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millions will lose health coverage. For others in the party,

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conservatives, they believe the measures do not go far enough, they

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want more of Obamacare repealed. Last night they try to bring those

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sides together. It is with some course until John McCain cast that

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full. They are bruised, battered, and on recess. It is not likely we

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will see health care floor any time soon. On recess that they meant the

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number of troubles it has been a difficult week and a difficult

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couple of days. It is hard to sum up this week. It started with the

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President's son-in-law going to the Senate to give testimony about

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meeting various members of either the Russian Government Russian

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representatives. It's all these investigations into whether or not

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Russia medal in the US presidential elections. Then we Donald Trump

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treating saying that transgender people would be banned from the

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military, catching his own military off-guard, and that directive is no

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uncertain. Nobody from the White House has given the military the

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idea of how they are taking this policy forward.

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Last night we had the drama surrounding health care. And then

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the White House itself seems to be at civil war with the likes of

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Anthony Scaramucci. We have not seen a resolution to that either. They

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have been on the same plane on the way to that rally that you have just

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seen. We have not seen how that situation will resolve itself. It is

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Friday afternoon. You just never know what is going to happen next in

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this White House. Here is the sport.

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How has the crickets gone? It is going very well for England. The

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third test. A brilliant day for them against South Africa at the Oval,

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particularly for debit and Toby Roland-Jones, 4-39. Alistair Cook

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was hoping to make his 31st test century that he fell for it yet. Ben

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Stokes was the mainstay, it brilliant 112. Kagiso Rabada took

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three wickets after returning from a one match ban at in the first test.

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But it was Toby Roland-Jones, a knock of 25 with the bat, and he

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also took four wickets. It is a pretty special day coming into it.

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We knew that we wanted to try and push ourselves as hard as possible.

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Still pretty testing conditions at times out there. I thought it was

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outstanding and elevating us to a score that we always thought would

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be very competitive in the game. It is very helpful when you have got

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players at the end of your remark with the experience of Stuart Broad

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and Jimmy. They were calm and be guided me through the opening few

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overs and then I'd use the adrenaline to keep me going from

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there. The bad they for South Africa has been compounded. Philander will

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spend the night in hospital on a drip. He has missed large spells of

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the tests so far with a stomach bug. Usain Bolt's Killie could go on and

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on according to Justin Gatlin. He is still going at age 35 and thinks

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Usain Bolt might reconsider his decision to quit. When they miss

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competing at the highest level? It's as not just a figure, it is going to

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be filled by such young athletes, athletes who want to make a name for

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themselves. But he has the opportunity to come back. Once he

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leaves he can still come back. He can have a year of rest and say, I

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cannot believe it's too soon stop do you think he might do that? He has

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that rock star mentality. He could travel the world, have fun, party in

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different places, come back and say he wants to take this seriously

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again. The President of cycling's world governing body has hit back at

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critics as he seeks free election to meet the body. Lance Armstrong and

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Pat McQuaid have both been vocal in their dislike of his tenure.

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I could not want better endorsements. Neither Lance

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Armstrong nor Pat McQuaid like what I have been doing with cycling. They

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are the people in their own different ways who took cycling to

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the brink of disaster. I do not want their support. That tells its own

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story. That has all the sport for now.

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There is more online. For more than a century horses known

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as wildies have roamed free But recently their numbers

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on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains

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have been dwindling. Natural predators and culls

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to prevent them from harming Today less than 800 wildies remain

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and now a team of volunteers is taking a new approach

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to save them. One only has to go out

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there and watch a herd roaming the hills just to really get a sense

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of what it used to be If we lost the Alberta Wildies,

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I think we'd be losing a big part They were just

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considered feral, stray. Nobody cared about them,

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nobody wanted anything to do with them, and so they were rounded

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up, they were killed, In the wild horse herds,

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one that lived closer to the private land and the forest,

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the young boys get kicked out by themselves and maybe

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join up with a couple Most of the boys that we have

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in the barn right now, They got onto private land,

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trying to get close to find The contraceptive is administered

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via a dart, so it's a disposable It is a true contraceptive,

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it's not sterilisation. The mare will get bred

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and she will have normal behaviour, I didn't start with horses

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until about ten years ago. My daughter got a horse

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and when she went off to college, Every day, there's something

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you learn and can teach them, too. Don't forget you can get

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in touch with me and some of the team on Twitter -

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I'm @geetagurumurthy

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