• Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'
Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

With host Chuck Todd noting that she was already a skeptic of the House-passed bill , Collins was asked what was her line in the sand when it came to whether she could support the Senate one. But Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president at the consulting firm Avalere Health, says the bill bases its tax credits on lower-quality insurance."...

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  • Senate GOP Releases Secretly Negotiated Bill to Dismantle Obama Health Care Law
Senate GOP Releases Secretly Negotiated Bill to Dismantle Obama Health Care Law

Congress will not commit to funding promised subsidies to cover treatment for the poor and those with expensive ailments, or to keeping in place the mandate forcing individuals to buy insurance or pay a penalty. We didn't fight for the Affordable Care Act for more than a year in the public square for any personal or political gain - we fought...

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  • Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi
Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi's re-election last fall, told Politico on Wednesday, "I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top". She also disagreed with a show panelist who asked if she believes Pelosi to be an out-of-touch California liberal . Democrats still managed narrower...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall
Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in Louisiana with maximum sustained winds near 40 miles per hour. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 7 p.m. It is expected to move into southeastern Arkansas early Friday and into Tennessee later that day. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Wednesday for t...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Faces Challenges From Within the GOP
Senate Health Care Bill Faces Challenges From Within the GOP

The Republican health-care plans propose giving states more power to manage their Medicaid programs, instead of policy being set in Washington, Smith said . With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam.

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  • Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill
Obama Trashes Senate GOP Health Care Bill

Both the House and Senate bills rollback the Obamacare expansion of Medicaid , the publicly-funded insurance program for low-income people, the disabled, and children, and both plans cap the program's funding. ALISON KODJAK, BYLINE: The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the bill passed by House Republicans last month. No public heari...

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  • Obamacare replacement bill to take centre stage in US Senate
Obamacare replacement bill to take centre stage in US Senate

It would also prevent insurers from discriminating against those with pre-existing conditions , but would give states flexibility to opt out of so-called essential health benefits , such as maternity care and prescription drug coverage, that experts said could make it harder for some sick people to find affordable plans .

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  • Baseball shooter had list of 6 names
Baseball shooter had list of 6 names

House members but uncovered a great deal of anti-Republican views from his social media pages. The FBI says Hodgkinson also rented a storage facility in the city, where he kept computers and over 200 rounds of ammunition. The man who carried out the attack, James Hodgkinson , 66, from Belleville, Illinois, was shot dead by police after opening...

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  • Milwaukee officer is acquitted in killing of Sylville Smith
Milwaukee officer is acquitted in killing of Sylville Smith

This case was markedly different from the Philando Castile shooting , and the prosecution was highly problematic. Smith's death at the hands of Heaggan-Brown on August 13 sparked two nights of rioting in the Sherman Park neighborhood and highlighted the strained relationship between police and African-Americans in the city.

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  • Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill
Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

The Senate bill would effectively remove the Obama administration's incentives and disincentives that have encouraged individuals and companies to invest in broader health coverage. "It does the most damage through a radical restricting of Medicaid. that will cause families to lose care", U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, a Democrat representing the Tampa ...

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  • LIVESTREAM: FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting
LIVESTREAM: FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

According to a MedStar Washington Hospital Center press briefing by Dr. Jack Sava, the hospital's director of trauma, Scalise was awake initially but was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, due to severe bleeding. Scalise was injured in a shooting last Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, died in...

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  • Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble
Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

During the press briefing later in the day, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't go into specifics about where the president stood on various elements of the Senate version. The current law's subsidies are eligible to people making between 100 percent and 400 percent of the poverty line. At long last, America has...

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

Monk might be the most explosive scorer in this year's draft class, regardless of position . Picking sixth is Orlando , then Minnesota, New York, Dallas, and Sacramento (from New Orleans). Whether it is Derrick Rose from his Memphis days, or Eric Bledsoe and John Wall with Kentucky, Calipari has a long list of sensational point guards. Can yo...

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  • Congressional Baseball Game Brings Healing To Fans & Players
Congressional Baseball Game Brings Healing To Fans & Players

As they prepared for a bipartisan baseball game Thursday night that promised at least a brief lull in the political mud fight, some said they hoped the good feeling would last past the final inning. Scalise, who remains in critical condition but has improved, was shot in the left hip and suffered damage to internal organs. When the members of the...

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  • Journalists Condemn Trump Press Restrictions, But Don't Expect Them To Boycott Briefings
Journalists Condemn Trump Press Restrictions, But Don't Expect Them To Boycott Briefings

By nearly every measure, the Trump White House has reduced transparency about the workings of government. Press secretary Sean Spicer defended the White House's accessibility on Wednesday, even as briefings have occurred infrequently and ground rules change day to day.

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  • Remnants of tropical storm drench US Gulf Coast, spawn twisters, flooding
Remnants of tropical storm drench US Gulf Coast, spawn twisters, flooding

The storm was centered early Wednesday afternoon about 170 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana and had top sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). EDT (0621 UTC). An additional 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is forecast. Locally we're expected to see three to six inches of rain. Lake Charles in Louisiana has already experience...

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  • Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Four Republican senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah, already said they can not support the bill as it's now written. The House acted before its CBO score and wound up passing a bill that would leave 23 million more Americans without coverage. Beginning in 2020, the Sena...

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  • Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall
Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Residents and government officials along the northern Gulf Coast are closely watching Tropical Storm Cindy , which the National Weather Service said could cause "life-threatening flash flooding". Tornadoes are also possible, forecasters said, from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast. Those storms will then spread ...

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  • Police carry disabled demonstrators away from USA health bill protest
Police carry disabled demonstrators away from USA health bill protest

The Massachusetts senator took to her social media accounts to accuse "cruel" Republicans of enriching those "who make a lot of money" by shortchanging "30 million kids who get their health care through Medicaid". It however delays cuts to the Medicaid program and maintains tax credits included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - commonly know...

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

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee is now focusing on verifying Comey's testimony . The scandal exploded on the White House lawn when, in January 2017, reports began to surface that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had communicated with the Russian ambassador in Washingt...

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  • Dashcam Footage of Police Officer Killing Philando Castile Has Been Publicly Released
Dashcam Footage of Police Officer Killing Philando Castile Has Been Publicly Released

Blake believes another telling moment in the 10-minute video comes immediately after the shooting . Both Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her daughter were both in the auto at the time. The officer said , "Okay". The dashcam video was a key piece of evidence that helped the Ramsey County Attorney bring charges, and the prosecutio...

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  • US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case
US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

There have been cases heard in the past regarding the method in which political boundaries are drawn, but Jay Heck, executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin says this time it's different. And it gives the court an opportunity to formally determine a metric on what constitutes unlawful gerrymandering, which could have major implicatio...

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  • Escaped Georgia inmates captured thanks to the aid of armed citizens
Escaped Georgia inmates captured thanks to the aid of armed citizens

They tied up the husband with belts, put socks on his hands, and held a gun to his head. "They told them they would probably be dead in 24 hours and they didn't have anything to lose", Swing said. Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh tells NewsRadio WGNS how the story and subsequent chase unfurled. "They're not concerned with anything regard...

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  • Jury finds Milwaukee officer not guilty in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith
Jury finds Milwaukee officer not guilty in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith

The defense rested Monday after calling its lone witness, Robert Willis, an expert in police use of force, according to WISN. "A gunfight doesn't end until the threat is stopped", he said . Smith in his right arm. He said that Heaggan-Brown should have never been on the force. The Aug. 13 shooting happened after a foot chase that began with...

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  • Aquatica to host
Aquatica to host "World's Largest Swimming Lesson"

Lifeguard Jack Henry teaches kids how to float during the " World's Largest Swimming Lesson " at at the Paul Nelson Aquatic Center in Santa Maria on Thursday. This was the first year that swimmers at the YMCA in Gastonia participated. "I want to use the diving board", Jade McWilson said. Both children said they were excited to get in the wate...

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  • Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case
Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymander case

By a vote of 5-4, the court also granted Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel's application for a stay in the redistricting case, Gill v. Whitford . Justice Kennedy has said in the past that if there were such a standard, the Supreme Court should intervene to prevent such partisan gerrymandering.

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  • NY Legislature to adjourn without a deal on NYC schools
NY Legislature to adjourn without a deal on NYC schools

De Blasio's proposal would effectively force Council members to face the ire of constituents at concerned for their quality-of-life and property values at several rounds of hearings. They said that would set back efforts to improve education in the nation's largest city. "With that being said, there is no plan to return". Heastie said Wednesday t...

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  • 'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Shooter Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
'Pizzagate' Conspiracy Shooter Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

If Welch believed an internet conspiracy theory that children were being harmed at the restaurant, he should have notified law enforcement, not attempted to take the law into his own hands, the judge said during Thursday's hearing in U.S.

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  • Congressional baseball shooter acted alone, not terrorism
Congressional baseball shooter acted alone, not terrorism

Capitol Police officer assigned to protect Scalise. The FBI said its investigation as well as investigations by local authorities into the shooting are ongoing. Slater also said he wouldn't call the list a " hit list ". Through an analysis of witness testimony and Hodgkinson's electronic devices, investigators learned Hodgkinson had been vi...

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  • US Senate adopts amendment on more sanctions against Russian Federation
US Senate adopts amendment on more sanctions against Russian Federation

Earlier this week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told lawmakers that USA allies around the world had asked Washington to improve relations with Russian Federation, and warned that further measures against Moscow could hinder ongoing progress in the fight against terrorism in Syria.

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  • Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'
Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'

In promoting the bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it will stabilize the health insurance market by eliminating Affordable Care Act taxes that are passed on to consumers, putting downward pressure on premiums. House. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure "mean" last week. ...

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  • Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

But McConnell may have a tough job convincing enough Republican senators that the Senate bill improves on the House version. In a blistering takedown, Obama lambasted G.O.P. After all, if Uncle Sam is footing a big part of the premium bill why wouldn't the insurers push the more expensive plans? Their comments were based on the House version ...

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  • Motorcyclist kicks vehicle in road rage incident, triggers chain-reaction crash
Motorcyclist kicks vehicle in road rage incident, triggers chain-reaction crash

The sedan loses control and hits a white truck, causing it to overturn onto its roof. This is the appalling moment an LA freeway descended into absolute chaos after a motorbiker kicked a vehicle during a moment of apparent road rage . He was kicking the vehicle. From there, the passenger told the site, "words went back and forth", after which ...

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  • US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections

However, the animal - also known as the North American brown bear - will continue to be covered by the endangered species list outside of the Yellowstone ecosystem, as their populations still do not meet qualifications for delisting. "The next step is to de-list the Grizzly Bear across all of Montana". Thanks to the team effort, grizzlies w...

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  • Shooter's aims had no focus. FBI says
Shooter's aims had no focus. FBI says

Hodgkinson's social media accounts indicated strong anti-Republican views and an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent said on Wednesday items found on his body included a piece of paper with the names of six members of Congress but no context attached.

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