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Justice Department to ask Supreme Court to review blocking Trump's travel ban

The decision bars the administration from suspending new visas for visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. These statements supported the court's conclusion that the second executive order-as well as the original order issued January 27-were constructed as an attempt to make good on campaign promises to implement "a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", as outlined in Trump's "Statement on Preventing Muslim Immigration". Read More

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Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

Local Reaction To New CBO Score On Health Care Bill

The results gave Democrats ammunition to attack the GOP drive to scuttle former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as damaging to patients . "The 23 million claim, there is a lot more to it than what that sounds like", House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a news conference Thursday. Portman represents one of the 52 GOP Senators who will have to modify and vote to pass the American Health Care Act - a tall order given the bill's contentious nature. Read More

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Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

Trump Wants to 'Move Fast' on Israel Peace Deal

His speech at the Israel Museum touched on the Jewish connection to the Holy Land, earning applause from the audience, which included Sheldon Adelson, a US billionaire and active political supporter of both Netanyahu and Trump. There is also a fund to support Palestinians who have been imprisoned by Israel. Israeli forces fired both live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets at Palestinian protesters who marched from Ramallah city to Israel's Qalandiya military checkpoint, according ... Read More

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Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Blue Cross of North Carolina has requested a 22.9 percent rate increase for the health insurance plans it offers under the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - in 2018. The CSR subsidies help lower-income ACA customers purchase special plans with lower out-of-pocket costs for medical care, Blue Cross said in a release. Read More

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France's Macron urges Trump to avoid hasty climate change decision

Plus, he gave the Internet a brand new excuse to talk about Trump and his hands again, so he definitely has social media users interested. Rucker said, "They shook hands for an extended period of time". Macron stands outside greeting several diplomats, Trump among them, sharing brief handshakes and smiles in typical political fashion. Steve Holland, who covers the White House for Reuters , tweeted this: "The photogs noticed that Trump and Macron were gripping their hands hard and in ... Read More

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Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

Report says bill leaves 51m uninsured in 2026

The CBO projection also suggested that the budget deficit would be reduced by $119 billion over the next decade under the reform. The CBO said the AHCA proposal would reduce the United States budget deficit by $119 billion, significantly less than the $150 billion reduction calculated earlier, Efe news reported . Read More

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Eight Jurors, All White, Selected for Cosby Trial

Eight Jurors, All White, Selected for Cosby Trial

Both men say they or someone close to them has been a sexual assault victim, but both say they can be fair. Cosby, in an interview last week, said race could be a motivating factor in the accusations against him. He has declined to answer questions as he's come and gone from court. The 79-year-old actor-comedian is accused of drugging and molesting a college basketball team manager in 2004. Read More

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Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

Abbott signs improper teacher-student relationships law

Greg Abbott signed a bill Thursday that makes it a criminal offense for school administrators to hide inappropriate teacher-student relationships. Sine Die, the last day of the regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature, is May 29. Opponents have challenged Republicans on such assertions, calling them baseless and noting laws are already on the books when it comes to safety in bathrooms. Read More

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Some GOP Lawmakers Really Don't Like Trump's Proposed Budget Cuts

Idaho public schools would take a $16.1 million hit if the Trump budget passes, the center estimated. Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, said the double-counting was done "on objective". DeVos answered that that was not the federal government's business, but was for states and locales to decide. Large school districts would benefit from school choice programs but rural communities in SC with fewer options may have a more hard time adjusting, he said. Read More

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EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

EU, US to meet Wednesday over in-flight laptop ban

Alexandre de Juniac, the director general of the International Air Transport Association, also warned about the concentration of lithium battery-powered devices in a letter to the United States homeland security secretary, John F. The White House raised hackles in March with a ban on the use of laptops on flights between the US and 10 Middle Eastern and North African airports , citing nebulous safety concerns that the computers could be used to hide explosive devices. Read More

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New Senate plan must expand health care

New Senate plan must expand health care

Addressing the criticisms the AHCA has received, Roskam maintained that the legislation is a responsible alternative to the ACA that will maintain protections for people with pre-existing conditions. I also think it's important that there are jobs created for people in health care, which the ACA provides for. The Republican repeal bill rolls back this progress, opening the door for insurance companies to charge more for pre-existing conditions like C-sections, mental illness, domestic abuse ... Read More

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Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

Supreme Court says Alabama execution can proceed

Arthur will be put to death for the 1982 murder of Troy Wicker, of Muscle Shoals. Arthur's attorneys also agreed the ruling does not delay the execution but agrees with their client's motion that the execution should not happen until state lawmakers decide what lethal injection drugs should be used for executions and not the Alabama Department of Corrections. Read More

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Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

If the nonpartisan CBO determines that the bill doesn't pass muster for reconciliation, Democrats would be able to filibuster the measure, which could send the bill back to House Republicans to amend and hold another vote. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to Reuters during an interview in Washington , U.S., May 24, 2017 . The Trump administration already has relied on the House bill's healthcare spending cuts in its proposed federal budget. Read More

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The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said about trump's cooperation with Russian Federation

The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency said about trump's cooperation with Russian Federation

Tuesday's letter narrowed the scope of the documents the panel is seeking. We suspect that any lawyer he consults during this political crisis will tell him the same. On Wednesday morning, the top Democrat on the committee said it would subpoena Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel. Read More

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Trump Asks Muslim Nations To Help Wipe Out Extremism

The Iranian president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran past year, in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. The US President Donald Trump said the fight against extremism is "a battle between good and evil", calling on Muslim nations to take a lead in stamping out terror. Read More

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Teen pilot killed, passenger hurt in Wisconsin plane crash

Teen pilot killed, passenger hurt in Wisconsin plane crash

They found the wreckage in the river three miles south of Chetek. According to the sheriff, the teens are high school students from Chetek. Fitzgerald did not know where the teenagers were headed. The Barron County Sheriff's Department along with the Barron County Medical Examiner's Office, the FAA and the NTSB are all on scene handling the investigation. Read More

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GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

GOP senators want US to pull out of Paris climate accord

Burnett worked at the National Center for Policy Analysis for 18 years, most recently as a senior fellow in charge of NCPA's environmental policy program. In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt , Germany's environment minister wrote that the United States would face serious repercussions if it left the deal. Read More

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Fresh arrests in Manchester bomb investigation

Fresh arrests in Manchester bomb investigation

It comes as police revealed an off-duty officer was among the victims of the Manchester Arena bomb attack on Monday. The traditional ceremony is a major tourist attraction in London . "Abedi was a terrorist suspect in the UK, MI5 were aware of him", Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security analyst at The Heritage Foundation said. Read More

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23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

I think their report is very similar to previous ones except in one key way: The CBO really pushes back aggressively against some of the claims that Republicans have made about their plan. But the CBO also acknowledges that its analysis includes some uncertainty, in part because the AHCA would allow states to get waivers that would exempt their insurers from many Obamacare coverage rules. Read More

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Mom Who Went to Class With Quadriplegic Son Gets Surprise

Mom Who Went to Class With Quadriplegic Son Gets Surprise

His mother said she was in Florida at the time of the accident and couldn't stand the thought of not being there for her own child who was in need of help, so she joined his side to offer him support. "While my body was in a better place because of that, mentally, I was just kind of lost". She continued, "This was something that I could do for my son and I was really happy that I was able to help him in that way". Read More

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CBO: Republicans' AHCA Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured

The bill would cover an additional 1 million more Americans than a previous version of the bill which failed to pass the House , according to the CBO. One-sixth of the population would live in states that would seek to make more drastic changes to the regulations, the CBO said, which would prompt large premium variations among consumers that the CBO did not have any average estimate for. Read More

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Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah

Trump budget proposal cuts programs used by hundreds of thousands in Utah

Higher growth means lower deficits and Trump's plan folds in more than $2 trillion in unspecified deficit savings over the coming decade from "economic feedback" to promise balance. The full budget plan includes an additional $610 billion slashed from the Medicaid program over the next decade. However, many economists are skeptical about the administration's growth assumptions . Read More

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No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

The president's budget requires that those receiving the child care tax credit and the earned income tax credit now must have a Social Security number to claim those tax credits. The budget says the US government will collect $328 billion in estate and gift taxes over the next decade, but it also says Trump will eliminate the estate tax . Read More

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Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill

Under budget reconciliation - a process that allows the Senate to pass a bill with only 51 simple majority "yes" votes - the GOP bill must hit a $2 billion savings goal over the next decade. Under current law, the CBO wrote, the markets will be "stable in most areas" because lower-income Americans buying individual insurance will be shielded from rising Obamacare premiums, thanks to subsidies. Read More

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