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Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Democrats in the Senate are unified and determined to defend the the Affordable Care Act, criticizing Republicans for putting the bill behind closed doors without a single public hearing or bill-drafting session. "You're never going to get everything right", Erika Sward, the assistant vice president of national advocacy at the ALA told Business Insider. Predictably, Democrats were firm in their opposition to the GOP bill. Read More

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Census: Every ethnic, racial group grew, but whites slowest

Census: Every ethnic, racial group grew, but whites slowest

All races and ethnic groups grew in the US over the a year ago, but the Asian and Hispanic populations continued to be the fastest-growing, according to the annual count released Thursday by the Census Bureau . California had both the largest number of whites and non-white Hispanics in 2016, 30 million and 15.3 million, respectively. The Census Bureau noted that it considers Hispanic an origin, not a race. Read More

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Another day, another off-camera White House press briefing

Another day, another off-camera White House press briefing

But those forms of communication are eroding discourse, said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. From the White House perspective, the briefings have become somewhat of a spectacle - a live game of "gotcha" journalism where every word is parsed for nuance and any meaningful discussion of the President's agenda is cast aside for heated questioning about whatever scandal dominates the headlines that day. Read More

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Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest

The House bill was sharply criticized for replacing Obamacare's system of tax credits and subsidies , meant to make insurance more affordable, with a system of tax credits that were far less generous. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", they said in a statement. Read More

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Rep. Steve Scalise Now in 'Fair' Condition

Rep. Steve Scalise Now in 'Fair' Condition

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Hodgkinson acted alone and had checked if it were Republicans or Democrats practicing at the field in Alexandria, Virginia prior to shooting. House Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry organized a blood drive Tuesday in support of Scalise and the other victims of last week's shooting . Scalise, the House majority whip, was one of five people injured in the altercation, and the shooter, James T. Read More

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Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No. 11 pick in draft

What happens is, by playing against each other, being around each other, they all grow that way as much as anything. "Everybody is comfortable, so I'm just ready to go to work". 2 Los Angeles Lakers and No. 4 Phoenix. Monk helps fill the void created by the trade that sent backup shooting guard Marco Belinelli to Atlanta in the deal for Howard. Read More

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U.S. lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

U.S. lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

It was unclear whether he had emerged from surgery as of mid-day Thursday. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. The charity event came one day after one of Congress's own was seriously wounded in a gun attack that has only highlighted the vitriol coursing through Capitol Hill and much of the United States. Read More

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I would '100 percent' be willing to testify about Comey under oath

But Comey's testimony about the President has darkened the clouds hanging over the White House. "No I didn't say that", Trump stated abruptly, taking questions after meeting Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. Mr Trump added he would be happy to testify under oath in front of special prosecutor Robert Mueller . US intelligence agencies have said Russian Federation stole private emails and other documents from Democrats and released them publicly a year ago to embarrass Democratic ... Read More

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Manhunt Ends: Escaped Inmates Accused of Officers' Murders Captured

A myriad of federal, state and local law enforcement agents had been scouring the state and the country for Rowe and Dubose, both serving sentences that don't allow for parole. Dubose and Rowe are being held at the Rutherford County jail. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that they had been captured and the state's governor indicated that they had been detained in the neighbouring state of Tennessee. Read More

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World's Largest Swimming Lesson highlights water safety

World's Largest Swimming Lesson highlights water safety

Local swimming events will take place at hundreds of locations in more than 20 countries over the course of 24 hours. Ashlyn and the other participants also learned how to make ice cream scoops out of their hands for their arm strokes and how to streamline with their arms as sharp as an arrow so they can glide through the water. Read More

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Illegal arrested in killing of Muslim girl in Virginia

Illegal arrested in killing of Muslim girl in Virginia

Others attended because they saw themselves or their family members in Hassanen. A large crowd assembled in Dupont Circle and around several major cities to pay tribute to Nabra, who was murdered during a suspected road incident while she was on her way back from a mosque in Fairfax County early Sunday morning, according to police . Read More

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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

In 2005, Dassey, then 16, confessed to authorities that he assisted his uncle, Steven Avery , in raping and killing photographer Teresa Halbach , who went missing on Halloween in 2005. Now, the State of Wisconsin has 90 days from the court's order to retry Dassey. On Thursday, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 in favor of upholding Duffin's ruling. Read More

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US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

Calling the recovery of the Grizzly population around Yellowstone one of America's great conservation successes, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said it's time to return the overall management to the states and tribes. The Endangered Species Act , they continued, "is not created to make our National Parks into proverbial zoos, where only small, isolated subpopulations of species exist". Read More

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'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to four years in prison

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to four years in prison

Prosecutors had sought a 4 and 1/2 year prison sentence for 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch on a federal charge of interstate transportation of a firearm and ammunition as well as a D.C. The four-year sentence was much higher than the sentence of one-and-a-half years that Welch's defense requested. After Welch found no evidence of child sex-trafficking at the restaurant, he did not harm anyone and surrendered. Read More

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Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues

Pew study: Americans increasingly torn over gun issues

On June 14, an IL man opened fire on Republican members of Congress with legally purchased guns during a baseball practice near Washington, wounding Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise. And 23 percent said they, or someone in their family, has been threatened or intimidated by someone using a gun. That includes about half of all gun owners (51 percent) and a majority of African-Americans - 57 percent - compared to 43 percent of whites and 42 percent of Hispanics. Read More

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Santa Clarita road rage accident caught on video

Santa Clarita road rage accident caught on video

This prompted the driver of the auto to serve, resulting in the driver losing control, slamming into the center divider and bouncing off into traffic where it t-boned a white Cadillac Escalade that flipped over several times. The sedan loses control and hits the median and then crashes into another vehicle, which ends up on its roof. The rider can be seen in the HOV lane reaching his right leg out and hitting the side of a small sedan that is in the same lane. Read More

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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

The agency is predicting maximum sustained wind speeds of close to 40 mph and says "tropical-storm-force winds" will extend around the center of the storm by as many as 70 miles to the southeast and southwest of the storm's center. Parts of southern Alabama , southern MS, southeastern Louisiana and western portions of the Florida Panhandle already have seen streets covered in up to 3 feet of water. Read More

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Trump Reports Hundreds of Millions in Financial Liabilities

As CNN reported , Trump listed $19.7 million in income from his luxury Washington hotel , which he opened in September of 2016 while still a candidate for president. He has not, as of yet, released his tax returns. The latest report shows Trump resigned from more than 500 positions, stepping down from many on the day before his inauguration . Read More

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Trump seizes on Republican victory in Georgia

President Trump and his supporters took a victory lap on social media late Tuesday night as Republicans secured a pair of special-election House victories in Georgia and SC. " Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker, she was a great leader, but her time has come and gone". White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told reporters aboard Air Force One that Handel's win serves as proof that " the American people are resonating with the president's agenda " and want to see his agenda enacted. Read More

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Trump Promises

Trump Promises "Generous, Kind" Health Care Reform

While the Senate is busy revising the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA), the controversial Obamacare replacement that narrowly passed the House in May, President Trump is busy making their jobs that much more hard. To pass, the bill will need the support of a diverse contingent of Republican Senators-the more conservative members, like Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), and more moderate ones, like Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). Read More

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Brooklyn Teen Charged with Beating Baby Daughter on Father's Day

Brooklyn Teen Charged with Beating Baby Daughter on Father's Day

Shaquan Taylor, 19, said he felt "mad disrespect" at Tammy Lewis for having 16-month-old Nayla - branding the mum a "lil b****". He apparently began to resent Tammy after he pleaded with her to get an abortion. And then obviously that happened'. The child suffered severe trauma to her head and was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in critical condition. He continued to speak ill of Lewis and suggested he no longer wanted a relationship with her. Read More

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US confirms killing of top Islamic State cleric

The repeated incidents in the vicinity of the Tanf camp, where US forces train and advise local ground forces in the fight against IS, add to soaring regional tensions that could spiral out of control just as the fight against the extremists enters a crucial phase, with USA -backed forces pushing into the group's de facto capital, the Syrian city of Raqqa. Read More

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Vermont House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

Vermont House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

The order comes in a case brought by licensed liquor wholesalers, who say they should have exclusive rights to those licenses for the first 18 months. Rep. Mark Cusack, the House co-chair of the Marijuana Policy Committee , said Friday that what the Senate proposed seemed like a workable bill, though he had only seen the bullet points Jehlen had shared with the media and other senators. Read More

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US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

US Attorney General Sessions hires private attorney

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during the Justice Department's National Summit on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, in Bethesda, Md., on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 . Sessions, with the backing of his deputy attorney general, recommended Comey's dismissal on May 9 to "ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions". Read More

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Gingrich on Trump's WH Bid: 'Lot More Fun Than a Yacht'

He added in another interview on the radio show of Sean Hannity, that Comey is part of the deep state, an alleged government network which aims to undermine the administration of Trump . "Well, there's talk about what they could", Trump agreed. Trump seemingly admitted he was under investigation for obstruction of justice - though his attorneys deny this - when he tweeted Friday: "I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director..." "I, frankly, began to switch the minute Comey, ... Read More

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Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

Investigators found more than 200 rounds of ammunition in the storage unit, as well as a laptop, a receipt for the rifle purchase and additional rifle components. "Congressman Steve Scalise continues to make good progress ", read a statement issued by MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Bernie Sanders, whose 2016 campaign he had volunteered for, and emailed the offices of Illinois Democratic senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin . Read More

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