• Mueller and Comey's relationship 'bothersome'
Mueller and Comey's relationship 'bothersome'

Comey and Mr. Mueller", Congressman Andy Biggs (R-AZ) claimed. "But I did not tape". Mueller is in charge of the Russian Federation investigation that has expanded to include Trump's firing of Comey. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway muddied the waters a little Friday morning when she told CNN that, while Trump "answered definitively" that he has ma...

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  • Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill
Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Four conservative Republican senators - Rand Paul , Ted Cruz , Ron Johnson and Mike Lee - said they opposed the current version. And Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.

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  • Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Unveil Health Care Bill

Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, McConnell can afford to lose just two of the 52 GOP senators and still prevail. Paul and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah are the four GOP holdouts who could block passage.

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  • Second mistrial declared in Ray Tensing case
Second mistrial declared in Ray Tensing case

But prosecutors said DuBose's vehicle didn't start moving until after he was shot and that Tensing had a choice to let DuBose drive away rather than shoot him. Tensing was among 19 officers with cases still pending. A prosecutor called it the "most asinine act" ever by a police officer. Jurors have resumed deliberations for a fifth day in Ohi...

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  • Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities
Marches against Islamic law to be held in many US cities

Pax Hart, who organized ACT for America's march, railed against the political left and the media, labeling the counter-protesters as Marxists. Liberals denounced the rallies as being "anti-Muslim", but ACT for America said that it is "proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with peaceful Western Muslims as well as peaceful Muslims worldwide", accor...

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  • Former Milwaukee Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Sylville Smith
Former Milwaukee Officer Acquitted In Shooting Of Sylville Smith

Smith's family plans to sue Heaggan-Brown and the city of Milwaukee. Prosecutors argued that Smith was defenseless, and Heaggan-Brown fired "in point-blank range". According to his lawyer, Heaggan-Brown, like all Milwaukee police officers, was taught to follow the "one-plus rule", meaning officers should always assume that someone with one we...

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  • Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care
Barack Obama slams Republican health bill and warns millions will lose care

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. Susan Collins of ME or Sen. Republicans criticize Obamacare as an excessive government intrusion into the health care market and contended that it was harming economic growth by burdening businesses.

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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

The long-awaited plan marks a big step toward achieving one of the Republican Party's major goals. The draft bill was unveiled on Thursday by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell as the upper chamber's response to the American Health Care Act , the Obamacare repeal legislation passed by the House in May .

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  • US Senator had secret meeting with North Korea to free Otto Warmbier
US Senator had secret meeting with North Korea to free Otto Warmbier

In North Korea's first public comment on Warmbier's death, a spokesman for North Korea's foreign ministry said claims that Warmbier was beaten and tortured in captivity were "groundless". Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that China shared the same goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula, while State Councilor Yang Jiechi to...

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise is no longer in serious condition following shooting
Rep. Steve Scalise is no longer in serious condition following shooting

Jack Sava, who treated Scalise at the hospital, said Friday. In a statement , the hospital said Scalise "continues to make good progress". Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Scalise acted alone and had checked if it were Republicans or Democrats practicing at the field in Alexandria, Virginia prior to shooting.

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  • Jacky Rosen says she will run for Dean Heller's seat in 2018
Jacky Rosen says she will run for Dean Heller's seat in 2018

The Associated Press is reporting that she confirmed it in an e-mail. Heller's opposition further complicates things for a GOP establishment which, without Democratic support, could afford to lose the votes of just two Republican senators and still get the bill passed.

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

In the same tweet, Clinton linked to a story by the Center for American Progress , an independent nonpartisan policy institute. "It does not keep our promises to the American people". Democrats said the GOP measure would take coverage away from people and raise their out-of-pocket costs, all in the name of paring taxes on the wealthy.

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  • Donald Trump could win 2020 presidential election, here's why
Donald Trump could win 2020 presidential election, here's why

Democrat Rep. Tim Ryan of OH, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi's leadership role in November 2016, agreed that House Minority Leader was a debilitating figurehead for the party. Democrat Archie Purnell lost in South Carolina's Fifth Congressional District by about the same margin, in percentage terms, but much more cheaply.

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  • Taliban 'surging' in Afghanistan, US defence chief warns
Taliban 'surging' in Afghanistan, US defence chief warns

Earlier on Tuesday, Mattis told a congressional panel that the review will be completed in mid-July. The White House will submit an updated Afghanistan strategy proposal to Congress by mid-July laying out USA military tactics in the region, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday.

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  • Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference
Wife of suspected Alexandria shooter speaks out in emotional press conference

She said she hasn't been with her husband since March, when he moved to the Washington D.C. area. "I have just been informed that the alleged shooter at the Republican baseball practice this morning is someone who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign".

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  • Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest
Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest

Humidity crept in Thursday ahead of the rainfall. National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Evanego said around an inch of rain is likely in Lancaster County, with some locally higher amounts. Authorities warn driving rains could still cause risky flash floods. Two more were reported on the northwest coast of Florida, according to th...

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  • If Obamacare disappears, so will safety net that helps many in US
If Obamacare disappears, so will safety net that helps many in US

The budget buster is packaged in the American Health Care Act, high on the U.S. Senate's agenda this month. The Indiana Department of Insurance said Thursday in a statement that it has until September 27 to review the proposals and submit them to the U.S.

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  • Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs
Sen. Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

The House bill would begin phasing out Medicaid expansion by 2020, while the Senate version would delay it until 2023, but Wendy Patton, a senior policy director at Policy Matters Ohio, said that just delays rather than changes the outcome.

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  • Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support
Senate Health Bill Would Revamp Medicaid, Alter ACA Guarantees, Cut Premium Support

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced Thursday she made available a link to the health care discussion draft on her website, but a staffer said Capito was studying the bill and wouldn't be making further comments about whether she planned to vote against or in favor of it.

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  • Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland
Heavy rain, winds, tornado warnings as Cindy heads inland

It is expected to weaken into a tropical depression later Thursday morning, the Miami-based weather forecaster said. A tropical storm warning was in effect along the coast from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

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  • LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son
LA-area father arrested on suspicion of killing missing son

It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the arrest. The boy was spending the week with his dad. Police previously said there was no evidence Andressian had been attacked. They also are asking anyone with information regarding the murder of Aramazd Andressian Jr., to contact the department's Homicide Bureau at 323.890.5500, or to provide informa...

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  • Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy
Critics of Senate health bill hope to sway GOP Sen. Cassidy

Senate Republicans have said they plan to vote on the bill July 4, a timeline Sen. "I think this bill takes us a big step in that direction". Part of the Obama law was an offer to the states: If they would expand Medicaid , a joint federal-state insurance program for low-income people, to a group of slightly higher-income adults, the federa...

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  • GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill
GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

Millions could lose access to health coverage through Medicaid under the GOP plan to reform the nation's healthcare system. About Easterseals: For almost 100 years Easterseals has been the indispensable resource for people and families living with disabilities.

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  • 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office
'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

Protestors filled the hallway in the Russell Senate office building. Yet another was pulled form her chair by police officers trying to remove her from the area. Protesters were organized by a group called ADAPT , which identifies itself as a nonprofit for people with disabilities. Senate leadership attempted to write a more generous version o...

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  • Sketches of White House press briefing released
Sketches of White House press briefing released

She declined further comment on the potential changes. "Your government doesn't want you to see and hear what they're doing, " Jim Acosta , CNN senior White House correspondent said Thursday". According to a Monday report in POLITICO , Spicer is now actively leading the search for his own replacement . But in recent weeks, particularly as...

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  • 'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'
'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'

Speculation about whether Mueller would be removed was sparked on Monday after a friend of the president, Christopher Ruddy , the CEO of Newsmax Media, said during an interview on PBS NewsHour that he thought Trump is "considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

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  • Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican
Republican senator says Republican health care bill is too Republican

The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a group of conservative Senators said the plan doesn't go far enough in being fiscally conservative. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the bill at a closed-door session with party faithful. The Senate bill would make health care less affordable and less access...

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  • Australia suspends air operations over Syria
Australia suspends air operations over Syria

On Sunday, a U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government SU-22 after it dropped bombs near troops from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are now moving towards Raqqah, Daesh's Syrian stronghold. On Wednesday, Binskin told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that, as publicly-accessible ADF reports have shown, recent Aus...

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  • Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'
Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

While Republicans have mocked Pelosi's leadership in the past - the Republican National Committee sarcastically endorsed Pelosi for minority leader previous year - the party's successful strategy of linking Democratic congressional hopefuls to the unpopular minority leader has caused some Democrats to call for new leadership.

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  • Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says
Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

Hodgkinson was killed by police after he fired more than 60 shots at GOP congressmen, staffers and police at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., last Wednesday. Scalise and other congressional Republicans were practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats when the gunman started shooting.

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  • Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through
Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

It has since dumped 12 inches of rain in Ocean Springs, MS. Navarre and Pensacola, FL, saw more than 8 inches of rain. "It's normal to have storms in the summer". I don't think we'd have a problem with that. A brief ceremony marking last year's fatal flooding took place Friday at the West Virginia Police Academy in Dunbar, where a bell was ru...

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  • New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel
New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

Even the smallest details of every recent Barron sighting have drawn interest: his T-shirt reading "The Expert", his grasp on a popular fidget spinner toy as he exited Air Force One, his pivot to take a picture of the Marine One helicopter as the family returned from a Father's Day weekend retreat at Camp David.

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  • Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia
Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

The Louisiana National Guard dispatched high water vehicles and helicopters into flood-prone areas. The U.S. Storm Prediction Center said severe weather remains a lingering threat from the Southeast to western Pennsylvania. As much as another 3 inches (8 centimeters) of rain was forecast around Leakesville, a town of 900 people by Sunday ,...

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  • Dassey wins in federal appeals court
Dassey wins in federal appeals court

The State of Wisconsin has 90 days to decide if they want to retry him in the 2005 death of photographer Teresa Halbach . Dassey told detectives he helped his uncle, Steven Avery , rape and kill Halbach in the Avery family's Manitowoc County salvage yard.

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  • Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses
Democrats struggle for right strategy after special election losses

Republicans "want to go after the most effective leaders", the San Francisco Democrat said at a news conference Thursday morning. A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble".

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