President Donald Trump urged Congress on Monday to pass health care legislation before the August recess. Republican congressmen said they worry that failing to successfully pass a reform may cost them the majority in the Senate.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abad visited Mosul to congratulate the troops on retaking nearly all of Iraq’s second largest city. The battle for Mosul has killed thousands and displaced more than 897,000 people, and although the recent gains in Iraq look promising, the United Nations said Monday there was no end in sight to the humanitarian crisis in Iraq.
Thousands of residents in the western U.S. and Canada have been forced to flee their homes as firefighters work to contain the spreading flames. The fires have shut down roads and burned down homes and crews have struggled to contain even small percentages of these fires.
Dylan, the 19-year-old camper, said he woke up around 4 a.m. to a “crunching sound” as a bear, with the camper’s head in his mouth, began pulling him out of his sleeping bag. The bear dragged him about 12 feet before Dylan managed to fight it off.
Divers hold underwater music festival in Florida Keys
A group of about 400 divers and snorkelers, with a variety of water-friendly instruments, submerged themselves Friday for the annual Florida Keys Underwater Music Festival.