• What To Expect in the Senate Health Care Bill
What To Expect in the Senate Health Care Bill

Senate Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Wednesday morning to protest the health care bill now being drafted by their Republican colleagues, which is to be unveiled Thursday and could be voted on as early as next week . The Senate is trying to correct the House's version of the bill that gives tax credits based on age. The Senate propo...

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  • Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later
Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 80s. It will be slightly cooler, too, with high temperatures generally in the lower 80s. It will also be a bit more humid and still warm on Friday with highs in the mid 80s. Highs on Thursday will be in the lower half of the 80s for most. Most of the models have Cindy being absorbed by the front moving t...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana, Texas

National Weather Service forecasters estimated the storm had dumped anywhere from 2 to 10 inches (50 to 250 millimeters) of rain on various spots along the Gulf Coast from southern Louisiana to the Florida panhandle as of Wednesday. There were also reports of voluntary evacuations from some coastal communities in Texas, including the Bolivar Pen...

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  • Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning: NHC
Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning: NHC

In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which sells and installs granite countertops. A Coast Guard cutter escorted the vessel to Freeport, Texas. The ship made it safely to port Wednesday morning. A ten-year-old boy died after a freak wave caused a log t...

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  • Shooting sparked days of unrest in Sherman Park
Shooting sparked days of unrest in Sherman Park

The defendant, Dominique Heaggan-Brown, a Milwaukee officer for three years until he was sacked last fall, had been charged in December with first-degree reckless homicide, a crime that could have meant as many as 60 years in prison. Heaggan-Brown was acquitted of all charges Wednesday. "The video shows Smith fall to his back, with his legs a...

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  • Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase tax increases, reports say
Senate GOP health bill would cut Medicaid, erase tax increases, reports say

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't see a problem. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll give senators a draft of the bill Thursday. It would permit states to opt out of Obamacare coverage requirements, including the one barring insurers from charging more to cover people with pre-existing health conditions.

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  • Secret Senate bill to replace Obamacare expected to come to light
Secret Senate bill to replace Obamacare expected to come to light

Where can I read it? Just how the Senate would handle Medicaid expansion remains to be seen - leaders are expected to release the plan on Thursday. Some Republicans who could defect and oppose the bill include Texas Sen. In a floor speech on Wednesday, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from OR, rallied opponents of the Republicans repeal effor...

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  • Senate Democrats united in trying to defeat
Senate Democrats united in trying to defeat "mean" GOP health care bill

The plan takes out language that would restrict federal funds for plans that cover abortion, since that could hurt the effort to pass it under "budget reconciliation" rules that require a simple majority vote. Fewer middle class folks would get help because only those earning up to 350% of the poverty level would qualify, rather than the 400% thres...

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  • Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods
Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the coast, either late Wednesday or Wednesday night. Earlier, the storm turned deadly in Alabama when a 10-year-old boy was killed by a log that was washed onto shore by a large wave, officials said .

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  • Man Caught With Weapons Cache At Metro Gold Line Station
Man Caught With Weapons Cache At Metro Gold Line Station

The markings on the handgun indicated that it was restricted for law enforcement use only, officials said. Initial investigations indicate Goodine boarded a train at a Chinatown station and got off at the Sierra Madre location, but Zubo said it was all still under investigation.

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  • James Hodgkinson, Alexandria shooter, acted alone, carried list of Congressmen
James Hodgkinson, Alexandria shooter, acted alone, carried list of Congressmen

James T. Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of Congress during a baseball practice in Virginia on June 14 . There was " no context included " with the list of names of members of Congress that was found on Hodgkinson, FBI officials said.

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  • Moisture from Cindy to impact Lehigh Valley this weekend
Moisture from Cindy to impact Lehigh Valley this weekend

GOHSEP has also supplied first responders with 4,100 bottles of water. Ahead of the storm , Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency in the state. Heavy downpours are expected Thursday in East Texas, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Locations most likely to witness the heaviest rainfall include southeastern Louisiana...

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  • Secret Senate health bill reshapes Obamacare
Secret Senate health bill reshapes Obamacare

WASHINGTON , June 21 US senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the USA healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. "And these are merely the first steps we're prepared to take in order to shine a light on the shameful Trumpcare bill and reveal to the publi...

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  • At slain Muslim teen's funeral, mourners say 'it could have been me'
At slain Muslim teen's funeral, mourners say 'it could have been me'

Just before a funeral service for Nabra got underway Wednesday afternoon at the ADAMS Center , some members of the area's Muslim community made their anger about the crime known. "It could've been us", said Aleezah Khaliq, who also attends ADAMS. The suspect "then drove his vehicle onto the curb as the group scattered", the police said.

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  • Missouri boy hit by log in Tropical Storm Cindy surge dies
Missouri boy hit by log in Tropical Storm Cindy surge dies

The storm's maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour as it moved to the north at around 12 miles per hour. The center predicts the storm will diminish to a tropical depression later Thursday as it heads north through Louisiana and then moves northeast through parts of several states including Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee an...

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  • Flights From LA to Phoenix Canceled Due to Skyrocketing Temperatures
Flights From LA to Phoenix Canceled Due to Skyrocketing Temperatures

The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix is expected to hit 120 degrees by late Tuesday afternoon. Other cities in the Southwest hit the milestone or higher, including Yuma, Arizona, and Palm Springs, California. At a physical level, the issue comes down to hot air: The warmer the air, the thinner it is, and the thinner the air, t...

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  • Boulder weather: High of 97 with a slight chance of afternoon showers
Boulder weather: High of 97 with a slight chance of afternoon showers

South wind around 10 miles per hour becoming north northeast after midnight. "The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches over southeastern Louisiana, southern MS, southern Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle through Wednesday evening".

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  • No conclusion yet on USA student's cause of death
No conclusion yet on USA student's cause of death

White House press secretary Sean Spicer painted a rosier picture on Tuesday, telling reporters that the U.S. is continuing to work with China to apply pressure on North Korea and said the USA has seen "positive movement" with China. However, seemingly in response to Tillerson's suggestion that the U.S. was the one wearing the trousers in this dip...

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

The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port, the largest privately owned crude storage terminal in the United States, suspended vessel offloading operations ahead of the storm but said Tuesday it expected no interruptions to deliveries from its hub in Clovelly, Louisiana.

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  • Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections
Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, Had No Terrorist Connections

Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, Timothy Slater (L) and Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, Andrew Vale (R) participate in a press conference in Washington to share the investigative findings of last week's shooting in an Alexandria park, Virginia, U.S.

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  • More funding may be added to GOP health plan
More funding may be added to GOP health plan

The remarks, first reported by the Associated Press , were a surprising critique of a Republican-written House measure whose passage Mr. Trump fought for and embraced. One Republican aide said the message from Trump was that repealing Obamacare was a promise Republicans made to the American people - and now is the time to keep it.

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  • Hospital: Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va
Hospital: Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he visited Scalise in the hospital Friday and saw him breathing on his own, talking and sending text messages. In spite of the tragic event - which saw the majority whip of the House of Representatives Steve Scalise sustain extensive injuries - the Republicans and Democrats still convened on Thursday night at Nati...

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  • @SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia
@SenatorWicker Votes to Strengthen Sanctions Against Iran, Russia

However, with the bill heading to the House, it appears that the White House is now working with House Republicans to weaken the legislation and restore President Donald Trump's power over the sanctions. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the Trump administration is "committed to existing sanctions against Russia"...

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  • Supreme Court Rules Asian-American Outfit The Slants Can Trademark Their Name
Supreme Court Rules Asian-American Outfit The Slants Can Trademark Their Name

Members of the Portland, Oregon-based Asian-American rock band The Slants (L-R) Tyler Chen, Ken Shima, Simon Tam , Joe X. Jiang pose in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 21, 2015 in a picture released by band representatives. The decision is likely to open the doors for several other companies wishing to use edgier names for their trademarks. A low...

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  • Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon
Australia to resume airstrikes against IS targets soon

The U.S. military has established a roughly 50-kilometer " deconfliction " ring around Tanf, warning the pro-Assad Iranian-backed forces through a Russian deconfliction channel that movement within the zone could be considered hostile. More recently a USA jet shot down a Syrian Air Force jet over the weekend after it struck US -allied forces, m...

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  • Why the scorching heat in US Southwest is canceling flights
Why the scorching heat in US Southwest is canceling flights

Hotter air gets thin, making it harder to take off and land safely, mostly for smaller jets . The National Weather Service reported that Phoenix was expected to hit 120 degrees Tuesday. As temperatures increase, more people turn on air conditioners, which use a lot of electricity and can strain the power system. Las Vegas could also see ...

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  • Democratic Chatter Grows About Ousting Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Chatter Grows About Ousting Nancy Pelosi

But while the Democratic losses of recent months have been demoralizing for the party, some see reason for optimism. Pelosi has led the Democratic caucus in the House since 2003, and in March said she would have retired had Hillary Clinton won the election .

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  • Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled
Arizona is so hot that flights are being cancelled

The local temperature in Phoenix was expected to hit 120 degrees on Tuesday, just shy of the city's all-time high of 122 degrees on June 26, 1990 . Arizona , essentially the bull's-eye for the high-pressure system that was covering much of the Southwest, also saw its capital hit 118 degrees by late Tuesday.

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  • Gingrich says Comey may be under investigation
Gingrich says Comey may be under investigation

Gingrich added that no one on Capitol Hill has proof he ( Trump ) colluded with the Russians. "You tell me why the first four names that came up - I don't know about the next nine - the first four are people that gave to Democrats". They don't look at what's the background to what's going on here? Mueller, a distinguished attorney who served 12...

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  • Gunman Who Attacked Republican Lawmakers Acted Alone
Gunman Who Attacked Republican Lawmakers Acted Alone

The night before the shooting , Hodgkinson did a Google search for the "2017 Republican Convention", the Federal Bureau of Investigation said . He also visited the office of independent Sen. When he told Hodgkinson that the team members were Republicans, Hodgkinson stayed nearby. Scalise and other congressional Republicans were practicing for t...

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  • Federal Bureau of Investigation details findings on Virginia baseball field shooting
Federal Bureau of Investigation details findings on Virginia baseball field shooting

Hodgkinson was " struggling in all kinds of different ways " and was on prescription medication at the time of the shooting, according to Slater. Hodgkinson had been involved in a protest in Belleville, Illinois, where he was living outside a United States post office building.

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  • Uber adds tipping to its app after longstanding complaints from drivers
Uber adds tipping to its app after longstanding complaints from drivers

Tipping is launching today in Seattle , Minneapolis , and Houston . The ride-hailing company said Tuesday it is rolling out an in-app feature to digitally tip a driver after each ride, among other service improvements, in an announcement that attracted some chatter and mixed reactions.

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  • Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system
Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

The justices should correct the lower court's "flawed analysis before it spreads to other jurisdictions and interferes with the states' fundamental political responsibilities", Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller wrote for 12 Republican-dominated states that are backing Wisconsin.

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  • Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill
Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

But Republicans will need near unanimity to pass the bill, and resistance is strong among a sizable chunk of Senate Republicans, who dislike the process or the substance of the legislation. If the bill comes to the Senate floor without hearings, they should offer as many amendments as possible to slow Senate proceedings to a crawl. It would permi...

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  • Russian hackers targeted 21 systems in 2016 presidential polls
Russian hackers targeted 21 systems in 2016 presidential polls

On the heels of a server breach past year that proved catastrophic, the Democratic National Committee rejected the government's offer to help, former Homeland Security chief Jeh Johnson testified Wednesday. "The FBI and the DNC had been in contact with each other months before about the intrusion", he said. Clinton has blamed the disclosu...

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