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Critics of Senate Health Bill Hope to Sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

Donald Trump has signalled that he is willing to work with four Republican senators who have said they're "not ready to vote" for the Senate's Obamacare repeal and replacement bill. The Senate plan repeals the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate, slashes federal support of Medicaid and eliminates taxes on the wealthy and insurers that now help pay for care for the poor. Read More

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Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy. Lawmakers intend to vote on the Senate's Obamacare replacement plan before their July 4 recess. The Senate plan significantly scales back Medicaid - a healthcare programme for the poor - and repeals Obamacare's taxes on the wealthy. Read More

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Police investigate robbery at property rented by rap star Lil' Kim

Police investigate robbery at property rented by rap star Lil' Kim

She's officially been labeled a person of interest. Lil Kim has found herself under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department after a woman claims she was robbed by the Brooklyn rapper's goons. Kim's deposit check and cash, totaling at least $20k. Kim's representatives declined to comment on the TMZ report . As a result the LAPD have launched an investigation into the robbery that could land Lil' Kim in some legal hot water. Read More

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Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

In an interview on NBC News' " Meet The Press ", the Wisconsin Republican complained the GOP's repeal and replace Obamacare efforts in both the House and Senate so far have fallen far short. No Democrat is supporting the plan which means Republicans can only afford to lose two Republican votes in the Senate or else the bill will fail. Read More

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Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable

Trump signs bill aiming to hold VA employees accountable

Trump said that "one of my great joys" during his presidential campaign was "all the time spent ... meeting with our nation's veterans". The bill also comes three years after several veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital and other centers across the country as some VA employees covered up the lengthy wait times. Read More

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New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

New TV ads target Senate Republicans over health care

The two leaders struck a tone of bipartisanship in a joint interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Thursday night at the Congressional Baseball Game, though they stressed they still had their policy differences. John Thune (R-S.D.), the 3rd-ranking Republican in the Upper Chamber, told the newswire this week. MacArthur's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's description of the bill MacArthur helped resuscitate. Read More

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Government websites hacked with pro-Islamic State rant

Sunday. The message on Mr Kasich's site also played an Islamic call to prayer. A link to the System Dz Facebook page was posted as well. "We apologize for any inconvenience". "Radical Islam infiltrating the heartland". It also showed up on the Brookhaven, L.I., homepage, as well as the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, Casino Control and Ohio Office of Workforce Transformation, the New York Post reported. Read More

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Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'

The girl was taken to the hospital. A 14-year-old suffered minor injuries after she fell from a theme park attraction at Six Flags Great Escape on Saturday, according to WTEN . The ride was stopped by the operator after being formed about a rider in distress, officials said. The ride has since been closed in order to carry out additional safety checks, however, officials confirm that it seemed to be working properly. Read More

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Radio operators 'ham' it up at Aiken field day

Radio operators 'ham' it up at Aiken field day

But Field Day is the big one. Cory Lynch of MVARA spoke on how essential the ham radio is, "When the infrastructure goes down for phone calls, and public safety, radio, and internet, amateur radio is there to help". Lance Tagliapietra, vice president of Winona Ham Radio, said, "The furthest I've talked to is Estonia". Field day planning begins in April as members discuss the anticipated conditions, what they should bring and the anticipated adjustments made before they go live. Read More

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The DC Memorial For A Murdered Muslim Teen Was Set On Fire

A vigil and prayer service Tuesday night at the impromptu memorial was followed by iftar - the daily meal after sunset to break the daily fast that many Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan. "In the general area, it's very somber [and] we're obviously upset - people are sad, some are scared, some are concerned", he said. The chief acknowledged that many people still strongly feel that it must have been a hate crime. Read More

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Gray Goes 7 Innings, Athletics Rally To Beat White Sox 5-3

While his minor league production has been solid, if underwhelming for a prospect of his caliber, the A's are expected to give the rookie infielder a long leash with both Marcus Semien and Chad Pinder sitting on the disabled list. The 35-year-old Californian is four strikeouts shy of 2,000 for his career and had 16 in three starts while surrendering three runs combined before suffering a back injury. Read More

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Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 20 percent contained

Castaic Lake fire now 800 acres, 20 percent contained

The National Weather Service reported the temperature in nearby Saugus was 97 degrees at 3 p.m., with relative humidity 23 percent and southwest winds of 10 miles per hour gusting to 18 miles per hour. In northern Los Angeles County, a wildfire by Castaic Lake is burning about 0.8 of a square mile (2 square kilometers) in a remote area. Two outbuildings had been destroyed, Licon said. Read More

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LSU, Florida advance to finals

LSU, Florida advance to finals

The Chicago Cubs' first-round draft pick limited top-seeded Oregon State to two hits over 7 1/3 innings in a performance Friday that carried the Tigers to a 3-1 victory and ended the Beavers' 23-game winning streak. Still, the junior catcher's blast gave LSU the boost it needed against an OSU club that entered with a nation-leading 1.86 ERA. LSU third inning - Kramer Robertson walked and advanced to second base on a hit-and-run ground out to the shortstop by Cole Freeman. Read More

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Sketches of White House press briefing released

This week, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta questioned the wisdom of attending the briefings at all, saying the White House was "stonewalling" journalists. "I think it's great for us to come out here and have a substantive discussion about policies", he said. Spicer said it was the right of reporters to play to the cameras "but it's our job to make sure that we're providing updates and readouts of what the president is doing and the advances he is making on his agenda. Read More

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Another mistrial of United States officer who shot black man

Ray Tensing shot and killed 43-year-old Sam DuBose after the former pulled DuBose's auto over near the University of Cincinnati in July 2015. And to make matters even more complicated, the case against the former University of Cincinnati police officer include video evidence captured by the body camera worn by Tensing himself, which depicts in full his fateful encounter with DuBose a few blocks from campus. Read More

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Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

Also appearing on "This Week" is Sen. Sens. Paul Ryan of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin all said they would not support the current bill after its long-awaited reveal. As soon as it reached the Senate, the GOP majority there said they would scrap it and come up with a bill of their own. For the four senators , the bill's decision to keep these entitlements does not sit well. Read More

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Cindy Now a Tropical Depression

And more rain was on the way. "I wondered what he was doing, but everybody has to make their own decisions", Hillman said. But ABC News meteorologists said this warning is likely to end soon as Cindy weakens throughout the day. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy reported no injuries but said fences, trees and power lines were damaged. He said it appeared one person has been injured but he had no details. Read More

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To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident

But officials at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Warmbier was treated after his return, said they had found no trace of the disease. When Warmbier arrived in OH, doctors discovered that he had experienced extensive brain damage throughout most areas of his brain. His treating physicians said he suffered from unresponsive wakefulness, a condition also known as persistent vegetative state. Read More

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Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning . Still, the storm barely registered attention for some. Heavy rain is forecast to begin in West Virginia by late Friday afternoon, with general forecasts of 1-3 inches (25-75 millimeters) and up to 5 inches (125 millimeters) in spots. Read More

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GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

So far, five Republican Senators have said they can't support the bill in its current form , which in theory is more than enough opposition to doom the BCRA. She said that a loss in federal funding could be detrimental to patients who rely on health care services including dentistry, OB/GYN, and pediatric medicine. Read More

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Supreme Court rules against property owners in takings case

But county officials said that the sale was not allowed because environmental regulations prohibit the property from being divided into two separate plots. The Murrs' two lots, including a cabin on one, combined to cover just under an acre of land suitable for development. The libertarian Cato Institute's Ilya Shapiro said of the case, "A family was deprived of significant use of its property, not to mention economic benefits, because of an unfortunate operation of local law". Read More

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Protests held in wake of 2nd mistrial for Ray Tensing

The second mistrial was declared by Judge Leslie Ghiz after she received a note from the jury. The first trial, held a year ago, also ended with the jury deadlocked. During the traffic stop, Tensing asked DuBose to remove his seat belt and tried to open the auto door. Tensing said he feared for his life when DuBose tried to drive away from a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. Read More

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White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet

White House responds to Comey tape inquiry with Trump tweet

Trump did not say exactly what he thought had changed about Comey's story. In response, #Senator Mark Warner wrote, "This organization never stops to stun me". Legal experts say whatever connection they do have doesn't come close to meriting Mueller's removal as special counsel. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway muddied the waters a little Friday morning when she told CNN that, while Trump "answered definitively" that he has made no tapes, "he left open the possibility that they may exist". Read More

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