• Census: US more diverse, white population grows least
Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

Last year, Florida surpassed NY to become the nation's third-largest state. The American population is growing older and more diverse than ever before, a new census report has revealed. Pennsylvania is one of seven states that lost population between 2015 and 2016, the Census Bureau reported . In stark contrast stood McPherson County, Nebraska...

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  • Sixers Take Guard Fultz With Top Pick Of NBA Draft
Sixers Take Guard Fultz With Top Pick Of NBA Draft

Butler will be reunited with coach Tom Thibodeau, who coached him previously in Chicago. According to Synergy Sports, "Fultz's play in pick-and-roll is outstanding - 30.4 percent of his offensive possessions have involved him trying to score as the ball-handler and he's averaging 1.01 points per possession (PPP) (93rd percentile) in those situation...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy weakens to tropical depression. Here's what to expect next
Tropical Storm Cindy weakens to tropical depression. Here's what to expect next

Some areas received 8-10 inches of rain from Sunday to Thursday morning. Meanwhile, southern MS, southern and central Alabama and far-western portions of the Florida Panhandle could see 2 to 4 inches of rain with as much as 8 inches in isolated spots.

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  • Senate Republicans Need to Work on Selling Their Healthcare Bill to Voters
Senate Republicans Need to Work on Selling Their Healthcare Bill to Voters

Later Thursday, Trump tweeted that he was "very supportive" of the legislation, and that he looked forward to "making it really special". We had held out hope the Senate GOP bill might be notably more compassionate than the House GOP monstrosity.

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  • Hospital groups slam health care bill released by Senate
Hospital groups slam health care bill released by Senate

It's possible that given the Republicans' small majority in the Senate that McConnell will have to entertain amendments. He was among dozens of people with disabilities who were arrested Thursday at the U.S. It's apparent in how the bill will leave millions of Americans without any health coverage at all . The Senate bill would lock in...

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  • That Special Election in Georgia
That Special Election in Georgia

Filemon Vela of Texas, told CNN the group didn't make any decisions at Thursday's meeting, but those who participated believe there is growing unrest among House Democrats about the direction of the current leadership team. But in the same speech Tuesday night, Handel also thanked President Donald Trump , underscoring her campaign's triumph ov...

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  • Dead as Cindy Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast
Dead as Cindy Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast

The storm formed Tuesday and was expected to make landfall some time Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas line. Ivey said the worst effect of the storm was the death of 10-year-old Nolan McCabe , who was struck by a log during the storm surge Wednesday morning in Fort Morgan.

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  • Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich
Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Remember what Trump promised the American people. The Affordable Care Act took a year and a half to craft, with many amendments at the request of Republicans and endless debate. It's unclear whether Obama's words will convince any Republican senators to change their votes on the bill. "One of the reasons for us putting our statement forward...

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  • What's Next on Health Care Draft in Congress
What's Next on Health Care Draft in Congress

Four Republicans quickly came out in opposition - Ted Cruz , Mike Lee , Ron Johnson and Rand Paul . "And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, can not change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

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

Here is a breakdown of how the Senate legislation stacks up to the House version - the American Health Care Act - and how both compare to Obamacare . Rick Scott, Senate President Joe Negron , R-Stuart, and House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land-O'Lakes, and invited their staffs to Washington to suggest changes.

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

Hodgkinson had been involved in a protest in Belleville, Illinois, where he was living outside a U.S. post office building. He had defended the shooting at his home as "target practice". When he told Hodgkinson that the team members were Republicans, Hodgkinson stayed nearby. FBI investigators have not released the names on the list, but Gr...

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  • Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty After Fatally Shooting Sylville Smith
Ex-Officer Found Not Guilty After Fatally Shooting Sylville Smith

A court in the USA city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin state has acquitted a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an African-American man, with the father of the victim saying there is no justice in the United States. In a request filled with tears, the sister of an unarmed black man killed by a former Milwaukee police officer called for the...

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  • Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills
Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

President Trump is "very supportive" of the Senate's new health care bill - giving it a major thumbs up on Twitter Thursday night. Republicans in the House passed the American Health Care Act on 5 May, but it was clear at that time that changes would be made to it before it came up for vote in the Senate.

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  • Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'
Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'

Scalise took a bullet from a high-powered rifle in the hip, causing extensive injuries. Now, the third-ranking Republican in the House "continues to make good progress". Congressman Scalise has been upgraded to fair condition , which is a huge improvement from the critical condition that he was in when he entered the hospital just one week ago...

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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

It would also bar the use of the bill's health care tax credits to buy coverage that includes abortions , a major demand for conservatives. Though he lauded its passage in a rose garden ceremony, Mr Trump last week privately called the House measure " mean " and called on senators to make their version more "generous".

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

Authorities continued to warn that driving rains spinning off from the storm could still cause unsafe flash floods. As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death: authorities said a 10-year-old Missouri boy vacationing with relatives on the Alabama coast who was struck by a log washed in by a la...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in southwest Louisiana

Up to eight inches of rainfall is expected in Mississippi , Alabama and Florida through Friday morning. Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territ...

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  • Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'
Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The Senate bill largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance . League of Women Voters President Chris Carson called the Senate draft "a nasty bill that will hurt millions of Americans ...." With Democrats deeply opposed to Republican attempts to overhaul former Presid...

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  • Health care bill protesters spending night outside Sen. Toomey's office
Health care bill protesters spending night outside Sen. Toomey's office

The Senate bill would remove that minimum, meaning that everyone who makes less than 350 percent of the federal poverty level would qualify for insurance subsidies. Rep. Neal Kurk, R-Weare, said the budget works for both those who need specialized services and those who pay for them. The bill repeals Medicaid expansion and caps the program.

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  • Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama
Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama

Notably, the bill offers significantly less funding to address the ongoing opioid epidemic than the House version of the bill, down to just $ 2 billion in 2018 from the $45 billion over the next decade provided in the House bill. "This is a bill created to strip away health care benefits and protections from Americans who need it most in...

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  • 'No. of missing' USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead
'No. of missing' USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead

U.S. Navy and Japanese coast guard are search by air and see for seven sailors missing from the USS Fitzgerald following an accident at sea. A machinery room and the radio room in the 10,000-ton destroyer were damaged. The Japanese coast guard said it received an emergency call from the Philippine container ship reporting the collisi...

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  • Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas
Are there Trump tapes? Congress is asking, and it may issue subpoenas

The GOP still needs Donald Trump if it has any hope of accomplishing its legislative agenda and winning elections, and it's going to take more than James Comey's testimony to shake them. Trump asked, though he went on to say such a request wouldn't have been inappropriate. She called Comey an "honorable individual". During a news conference Fri...

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  • Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering
Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

In its decision , the majority in the court panel decision wrote that the Assembly district map, which was drawn in the office of a Madison law firm that often represents Republican interests, "was meant to burden the representational rights of Democratic voters.by impeding their ability to translate their votes into legislative seats".

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  • Athens-area authorities relieved after Georgia escapees' capture
Athens-area authorities relieved after Georgia escapees' capture

The trooper says the homeowner held the two at gunpoint with a neighbor he called until the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department could get there to arrest them. Rowe and Dubose crashed the truck while fleeing from authorities and continued to run on foot for about six miles. Authorities say the men overpowered two guards on a prison transport...

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  • White House Won't Allow Any Recording Devices at Today's Press Briefing
White House Won't Allow Any Recording Devices at Today's Press Briefing

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Wednesday accused White House reporters of playing up to the cameras and of wanting to become "YouTube stars". The most infamous White House recording system existed during President Richard Nixon's administration. During the Bush years, he recalled successful efforts to have then-National Security Advis...

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  • Kids learn to swim in effort to reduce drownings
Kids learn to swim in effort to reduce drownings

Throughout the entire 24 hours Thursday, kids and teachers across the country took part in " The World's Largest Swimming Lesson ". Karina Craig, an aquatics supervisor with the City of Chula Vista, said this marks the ninth year that Chula Vista has participated in the WLSL.

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  • 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years
'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years

The location had been occasionally visited by John Podesta , Clinton's presidential campaign chairman. After Welch found no evidence of child sex-trafficking at the restaurant, he did not harm anyone and surrendered. She believed he had good intentions but his actions were "an assault on the rule of law". Welch's girlfriend testified that when...

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  • Bill De Blasio outlines plan to close Rikers Island
Bill De Blasio outlines plan to close Rikers Island

But the alternative - "a corrupt dysfunctional management system" - was worse, Cuomo said, and was in effect what the Legislature had voted for. De Blasio argues he's not against charter schools . The plan also calls for outfitting inmates with scannable radio-frequency identification wristbands to track their whereabouts, which the report says ...

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  • Senate Republican leaders reveal replacement of Obamacare health bill
Senate Republican leaders reveal replacement of Obamacare health bill

The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations. But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage.

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition
Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

But the bottom line is the bill is a disappointment because after more than 8 years of promises and GOP hyperbole, the establishment Republicans in the House and now the Senate have failed to keep their promises and replace Obamacare with something really bold and more beneficial for the American people.

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  • ''Road rage' incident between motorcycle and auto ends in crash
''Road rage' incident between motorcycle and auto ends in crash

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. According to KNBC, since the motorcyclist left the scene of an accident, police were investigating the case as a hit-and-run...

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  • Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition
Wounded Congressman upgraded to fair condition

Hodgkinson began firing on members of Congress and others at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., as they practiced for the annual congressional charity baseball game . Investigators also reviewed Hodgkinson's online searches and browsing history, revealing queries for the "2017 Republican Convention" and directions from Alexandria...

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  • Yellowstone grizzly bear to be removed from 'threatened species' list
Yellowstone grizzly bear to be removed from 'threatened species' list

The ferocious carnivore, known as Ursus arctos horribilis , numbered around 50,000 when Lewis and Clark explored the West in the early 1800s and are now down to about 1,700 nationwide. Some 125 tribes have signed a treaty opposing hunting the bears , which Native Americans consider a sacred animal. The Greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE) dist...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana
Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

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 . Still, a few showers or storms could develop, but the coverage should be fairly limited. A flash flood watch goes into effect at 2 a.m. and will remain active until 2 a.m.

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  • N.Korea conducts rocket engine test
N.Korea conducts rocket engine test

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned that a "major, major conflict" with North Korea is possible over its weapons programs, although U.S. officials say tougher sanctions, not military force, are the preferred option. To date, North Korea has tested their missile and rocket technology at a torrid pace this year. The United States "reiterated to ...

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