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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

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

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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Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

The jurors were drawn from Pittsburgh , about 300 miles (480 km) away, at the defense's request due to extensive pretrial media coverage. Accusations of sexual assault have haunted Bill Cosby for years, but only recently has he come forward to claim race has played a factor. 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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Spry woman jumps on hood of SUV to thwart carjacking

Spry woman jumps on hood of SUV to thwart carjacking

With the man behind the wheel, Smith leaped onto the hood of her vehicle. Marian is able to bring her auto to a stop as it rolls its way into the street. First Smith planned to grab the mirror but said she got a better idea. Laughs on him, though, as he had to bolt away like a dipshit, and Smith still has her vehicle. Read More

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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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Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

Under the cover of the lie of " school choice ", the Trump administration is undertaking the dismantling the entire systems of free, public education throughout the nation. In her first appearance before Congress since her contentious confirmation hearing in January , Education Secretary Betsy DeVos refused to say whether she would step in to withhold federal funding from private schools that discriminate against LGBT students. Read More

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Trump meets with Pope for first time

The two talked privately for about 30 minutes with translators. While Trump flashed a wide grin, the Pope offered only a modest smile - his demeanor, business-like. A statement from the Vatican said that "satisfaction was expressed" at their "joint commitment in favor of life" and that there was hoped-for collaboration on health care, assistance to immigrants and protection of Christian communities in the Middle East. Read More

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Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

But a growing number of health insurers and state regulators, while noting problems with the current law, say the Trump administration is the primary cause of the current turmoil. Lower-income Americans, by contrast, likely would be more insulated from the premium hikes because they get other assistance through Obamacare. The Trump administration has sent mixed signals, and the White House is now saying it needs more time to decide on the cost-sharing money. Read More

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Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

Jackson must now enroll in and successfully complete an anger management counseling course by October 31. He said he yelled at Calvert and called her names before she got into her vehicle and locked the doors. Lawrence police detective Lance Flachsbarth contacted the body shop February 6 and was told the total fix cost was $3,150.45, which included $1,127.45 for the driver's door and left tail lamp assembly. Read More

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Former FBI Directo James Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee

Former FBI Directo James Comey agrees to testify before Senate intelligence committee

A lawyer for Flynn did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Flynn was ousted earlier this year from his senior administration job. Though Flynn has left the Trump administration, the controversy surrounding him has not subsided as newly announced special counsel Robert Mueller, Congress and the FBI investigate potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and the Russian government. Read More

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Marking difference with U.S., France urges dialogue with Iran

He said the Sunni-ruled kingdom "has never seen a ballot box", a pointed dig in the wake of Iran's presidential election Friday that drew long lines as over 40 million people voted. "The Iranians have strengthened their position in the foreign world taking into account a number of important factors related to the elections, the most important of which are the high voter turnout, the highly competitive atmosphere and the absence of any post-election processes, since Iran's relevant bodies had ... Read More

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Meltdown or Mishap? New Jersey Residents Get False Emergency Nuclear Alert

Instead, it was sent publicly, causing many residents to believe a real emergency was taking place. "Alert messaging would also be broadcast on State Police and state and local emergency management social media accounts". Authorities say that only the state has the ability to send out Emergency Alert System messages such as the one sent out Tuesday night. The alert, which automatically overrode DVRs and all broadcasts, went out to viewers in Cumberland and Salem counties. Read More

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