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Senate Republicans release bill to cut Medicaid

I meant it. There were great things about the House bill , in particular its far-reaching reforms of the Medicaid program. Under the Senate bill , tax credits would be based primarily on age as well as income and geography. Under Obamacare , these subsidies are tied to the mid-range "silver"-rated plans. While we are still waiting for final numbers, every indication is that the plan unveiled by Senate Republicans will be even more devastating". Read More

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New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

After a series of secretive meetings, Republican lawmakers in the Senate have finally revealed their plan to repeal and replace huge parts of the Affordable Care Act . On Thursday, four of the Senate's most conservative members said the new plan failed to rein in the federal government's role. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better-designed". Read More

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Freddie Freeman plans to play third

Atlanta Braves left fielder Matt Kemp hit a walk-off home run in extra innings on Wednesday night to give the Braves a 5-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. The ball sailed over the right field fence, ending the game and leading to a scene of fellow Braves mobbing Kemp at home plate in celebration of a well-earned victory. Read More

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Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods

Locally heavy rain has been falling on parts of the South well in advance of Cindy since this past weekend. "This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas", the center said. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing with his family on the Alabama coast when he was hit by a log washed in by a large wave. Greenbrier County, Raleigh County, Kanawha County and other areas north of Bluefield will see a greater threat of heavy rain and potential flooding. Read More

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Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

Bernie Sanders says he is 'sickened by this despicable act'

Suspected gunman James Hodgkinson was a former volunteer for the Sanders presidential campaign, the newspaper noted. "I can't believe he did this", she said, visibly upset. He says he's been a long time friend of the Hodgkinson. According to his Facebook page , Hodgkinson was a fervent supporter of Sanders, the feisty independent who nearly defeated Hillary Clinton past year in a tough fight for the Democratic White House nomination. Read More

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Trump questions impartiality of Russia probe chief

I mean, you will have to take a look at that because then he has to tell what actually took place at the events. Fox released a partial transcript of the interview on Thursday. As for Pelosi, Trump said about current Democratic disgruntlement with the Minority Speaker, "I hope she doesn't step down". Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah said in a joint statement Thursday that they're "not ready to vote for this bill". Read More

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Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated. "Well, I'm a master legislator". "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership". "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". "Here's this unknown guy running against as big of an establishment Republican as there is in Georgia, with all the name recognition and all the experience, and she still limps to a very narrow ... Read More

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Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

Texas Takeaways for 2018 After Georgia Special Election

Pelosi put a positive spin on the results in the Georgia race and the other GOP-leaning special elections, saying the Republican candidates won by significantly smaller margins than in past years. "Usually they go after the most effective leaders because they want to diminish the opportunity that we have", Pelosi said. "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she added. Read More

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White House Reportedly Working With House GOP to Weaken Russian Sanctions

On Wednesday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly , 97-2, to impose sanctions on Russian Federation for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Linking the Russian Federation sanctions to Iran measures will make it more hard for US President Donald Trump to take actions to ease sanctions on Russian Federation and would prohibit the president from doing so without Congress' approval. Read More

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40 killed in Pakistan

40 killed in Pakistan

The death toll is expected to rise further as local government and hospital officials in Parachinar said on June 24 that numerous victims of the attacks are in critical condition. On the evening on June 23, unknown attackers gunned down four police officers at a roadside restaurant in the southern port city of Karachi. Jamaat ur Ahrar, a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban , claimed responsibility for the attack in a message sent to Reuters by its spokesman, Asad Mansur. Read More

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Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind

Inside his vehicle, police found a laptop computer, a cell phone and a digital camera. A week after he was critically wounded when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball practice, U.S. "I would not classify that as a hit list ", Slater said. "No context was included on this paper". Tim Slater , who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office , also said during a news conference that James T. Read More

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With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

At that point, it was forced to cut the live feed. He didn't have his usual easel, but he stood in the back of the briefing room to document the scene. On Thursday and Friday, CNN aired the briefing audio in its entirety shortly after it ended. "We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and we will work hard to change it", said the association's president and Reuters reporter, Jeff Mason, in a statement . Read More

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Police fatally shoot pregnant Black woman in Seattle

The Seattle Police Department released an audio clip of the shooting, and you can hear the two officers yell "get back" before the gunshots. Withing 10 seconds, officers said Lyles was dead. They said she was concerned that authorities would take her children, one of whom they said has Down syndrome. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in a statement Sunday called the shooting " a tragedy for all involved ". Read More

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Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

Dem loss in Georgia special election underscores challenges

Jon Ossoff's defeat in Georgia's special House election - an election Democrats hoped would have been a referendum on President Donald Trump - has renewed some soul searching among its members. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders, because they want to take us, diminish the opportunity that we have". They'd have sent a clear signal that the midterm elections, set for 17 months from now, might well prove to be something of a Democratic picnic. Read More

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Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

Gulf Coast states were in for a third day of rough weather as Tropical Storm Cindy sloshed ashore early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana. One person even posted a video of people kayaking through the flooded streets of Lake Charles. In Memphis, crews worked Thursday to clear storm drains to help prevent street flooding. A flash flood watch was issued for parts of East Texas. Emergency crews helped some people from stranded vehicles in Muncie, including a almost submerged SUV at a railroad ... Read More

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Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

It is, plain and simple, a plan to cut taxes for the wealthy by destroying critical federal programs that help provide health care to tens of millions of people. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the initial four conservatives opposing the bill . "For Wisconsin families struggling to get ahead, this repeal plan has no heart and people are scared that it will make things worse", Baldwin said . Read More

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Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

Trumpcare 2.0 is a tax cut for millionaires and billionaires dressed up as a health care bill . It had been crafted in secret over the past several weeks. "This current draft doesn't get the job done", Cruz said. He called it "a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families" to the very rich that would raise costs, reduce coverage, roll back protections and "ruin Medicaid as we know it". Read More

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Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

The Senate's plan, like one passed by the House of Representatives, rolls back numerous provisions of Obamacare , including taking deep cuts from Medicaid program. "They have lots of work to do". Already, four conservative senators have said they're not at the moment supporting the current form of the bill, but it seems likely that at least some of them can won be back with another round of negotiations. Read More

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Another mistrial of U.S. officer who shot black man

The 12-member jury, made up of three black jurors and nine white jurors, took almost five days in deliberation, but could not reach a unanimous verdict, the trial judge announced Friday afternoon. The University of Cincinnati fired Tensing after he was indicted, but he's filed a grievance to get his job back . The NAACP of Cincinnati blasted the hung jury result and said they will demand justice. Read More

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