• Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill
Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill

They also repeal federal funding for Planned Parenthood and divert hundreds of billions of dollars out of Medicaid and into tax breaks for wealthy Americans. Plus, critics of Medicaid expansion have long contended that it draws dollars away from those who most need them in favor of expanding coverage to able-bodied adults who should be ab...

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  • Warm and sunny start to summer, yet heavy rain late this week
Warm and sunny start to summer, yet heavy rain late this week

There will be a 20 percent chance of thundershowers Friday night . The chance for off and on showers will linger through the day on Saturday . Monday morning brought in some areas of fog, but will otherwise be sunny with a high near 83 degrees.

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  • Republican health project comes to light
Republican health project comes to light

At the same time, his prominence in the debate highlights a dilemma for Democrats who are undergoing a painful search for a galvanizing agenda and new party leader in the wake of Hillary Clinton's loss to Trump last November. In a post written on Obama's official Facebook page, the former president said the American Health Care Act is "not a ...

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  • McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill
McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

Marco Rubio released a video statement Thursday saying he won't judge the new Republican Senate health care bill until he has studied it, while Democratic U.S. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has stated that basing tax credits on age would increase out-of-pocket costs for many low-income Americans, according to the Associated Press ...

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  • Arrests of Trumpcare Protesters, Some in Wheelchairs, Outside McConnell's Office
Arrests of Trumpcare Protesters, Some in Wheelchairs, Outside McConnell's Office

Activists in wheelchairs protesting the Senate's newly-released health care bill were arrested and dragged from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday. At one point, it appeared that Capitol police made a serious error in their removal of the protesters and dropped one of the wheelchair-bound individuals.

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  • Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill
Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill

The Senate bill , released Thursday, proposes to roll back Medicaid expansion in an attempt to replace Obamacare . Those with private insurance will experience higher premiums and higher deductibles, with lower tax credits to help working families cover the costs, even as their plans might no longer cover pregnancy, mental health care ,...

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  • Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill
Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill

In 2015, Gov. Bill Walker expanded Medicaid to cover more lower-income Alaskans, an option afforded to the states under the health care law passed under former President Barack Obama . "This bill, unfortunately, it makes things worse for those folks, because it cuts their subsidies and removes some of them from qualifying for subsidies in ...

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  • Senate GOP unveils bill to change 'Obamacare'
Senate GOP unveils bill to change 'Obamacare'

The initial draft, released after mounting criticism of a secretive process that left even many Senate Republicans wondering what was in the bill, proposes large cuts to Medicaid , reduces tax credits created to help people buy insurance and lets state governors request waivers to ignore current coverage requirements.

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  • I did not record Comey conversations
I did not record Comey conversations

Now the president and his team have grudgingly acknowledged that Trump's tweet was bogus, Greg argued , it's effectively been confirmed that "Trump invented the existence of these tapes to chill Comey from offering a full public accounting of the events leading up to his firing ".

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Cameron Parish
Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Cameron Parish

However, most of North Carolina will experience very little to no direct impact from Cindy as the heaviest rain remains to our west and north. Tropical Storm Cindy has been downgraded to a tropical depression , but the unsafe storm is still causing major damage in the Southeast U.S.

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  • Trump Prods Labor Department to Promote Apprenticeship Programs to Erase Skills Gap
Trump Prods Labor Department to Promote Apprenticeship Programs to Erase Skills Gap

The National Restaurant Association and its educational foundation have been pushing for more love from the feds for apprenticeships and this week they got their wishes, when President Trump signed an executive order the NRA said both expands and streamlines the nation's apprenticeship programs.

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  • G7 talks end with gap between USA, other states
G7 talks end with gap between USA, other states

In a footnote, the United States said it was showing its commitment to a reduced C02 footprint by achieving pre-1994 levels of the gas. "The United States will continue to engage with key global partners in a manner that is consistent with our domestic priorities, preserving both a strong economy and a healthy environment", it said.

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  • Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death
Funeral, vigil reveal depth of sorrow at Muslim girl's death

Fairfax County officials say they do not believe the case will be treated as a federal hate crime, although they have not ruled out the possibility. The girl's body was found in a pond some distance away. Although the horrific details of Hassanen's death have led authorities to determine that there was no evidence of a hate crime, the freshly dis...

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  • After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List
After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

For the first time in more than 40 years, grizzly bears of Yellowstone National Park are leaving the federal government's protections list for endangered species . Yet FWS still somehow concludes that climate change poses no threat to Yellowstone bears, now or in the future. The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is "one of the Associated Tribes of ...

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  • Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it
Obamacare replacement bill runs into trouble as four Republicans oppose it

The Senate bill does keep more of Obamacare's protections for people with pre-existing conditions . A group of four Senate Republicans has already come out to say they are now a "no" on the bill, effectively killing it where it stands.

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  • Dominique Heaggan-Brown Acquitted in Shooting Death of Sylville Smith
Dominique Heaggan-Brown Acquitted in Shooting Death of Sylville Smith

Smith was carrying a Glock.40-caliber Model 22 semi-automatic with an extended 23 round magazine. "It's extraordinarily disappointing and grave", Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn said. A jury said after five days of deliberation that Yanez had acted reasonably and was not guilty. Heagan-Brown, who is also black, was charged with first-degree rec...

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  • Looking forward to making Senate healthcare bill 'really special'
Looking forward to making Senate healthcare bill 'really special'

To pass the bill , Mr McConnell can only afford to lose two "yeas". Gains in healthcare stocks were seen across the board in light of Thursday's news, with the Nasdaq Biotech Index rising 1%. And the Senate bill continues Obamacare subsidies, but limits them to a smaller group of lower-income people. This was created to address several pro...

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  • Senate GOP to unveil health care bill
Senate GOP to unveil health care bill

Obamacare helped young people get insured by allowing them to stay on their parents' insurance until they were 26. The bill would also repeal a long list of taxes under the Affordable Care Act , including the 2.3% medical device excise tax and an annual fee imposed on manufacturers and importers of branded prescription drugs.

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  • Forecast: Afternoon Showers May Darken The First Day Of Summer
Forecast: Afternoon Showers May Darken The First Day Of Summer

The better chance for showers and storms is in the afternoon and evening. As you can see, temperatures today ranged from the upper 80s to low 90s around Green Country. This is during the morning hours, and the rest of the day is dry. Rain will taper off by midday and clouds will clear out this afternoon. Saturday and Sunday , we may manage t...

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  • Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized
Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized

The 5-year-old, 66-pound dog broke through a fence, WPMT reported, and got inside the vehicle as the children's mother was securing her 2-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son in their auto seats. Hickey says the dog's owner is voluntarily euthanizing the animal June 30. One store owner said nothing like this has happened in the neighborhood bef...

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  • Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia
Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

Some areas received 8-10 inches of rain from Sunday to Thursday morning. The National Weather Service has assigned these names for hurricanes and tropical storms in 2017. Though swamped roads and high tides interfered with transportation, Ashley Buller, an assistant in the parish emergency office, said there were no reports of major floodin...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing
Senate Health Care Bill Shows GOP Has Learned Nothing

Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. It also would dramatically cut and restructure Medicaid , the U.S.' public health insurance program for low-income people and people with disabilities.

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  • Annual Congressional baseball game brings unity after shooting, Scalise remains hospitalized
Annual Congressional baseball game brings unity after shooting, Scalise remains hospitalized

Scalise, a congressman from Louisiana who is the No. 3 House Republican, suffered injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding after being shot in the left hip on a baseball field where he and other lawmakers were practicing for a charity baseball game.

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  • Yellowstone Grizzlies Are Losing Their Endangered Species Protection
Yellowstone Grizzlies Are Losing Their Endangered Species Protection

The Idaho Fish and Game Department and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are applauding a Department of Interior decision to officially delist the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear from endangered species protection, but caution sportsmen not to expect any immediate hunting opportunities.

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  • Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft
Boston Celtics select Duke forward Jayson Tatum in 2017 NBA Draft

Sixers faithful are hopeful that they will reap the benefits of "The Process", as Fultz teams up with Embiid and Simmons in order to become a competitive team, looking for that first NBA Championship since 1983. Heading into opening night next season, they will add the last two top overall picks in the NBA Draft to that core after Ben Simmons...

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  • Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever
Bernie Sanders: GOP health care bill 'most harmful' ever

That's why so many people are giving up on politics". Following Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss in the Georgia Sixth District special election, some Democratic lawmakers took aim at the party's messaging and leadership, claiming that the defeat proved that a new direction was needed.

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  • SC governor visiting Myrtle Beach after shooting
SC governor visiting Myrtle Beach after shooting

McMaster said various state agencies and law enforcement groups are pitching in an effort to make the popular tourist destination a safer place after a week following five shootings over the span of three days, including one broadcasted on Facebook Live .

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  • Gunman who shot USA politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation
Gunman who shot USA politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

Tim Slater , who leads the criminal division of the FBI's Washington field office, also said during a news conference that James T. Hodgkinson did not have any ties to terrorism. Griner remained hospitalized at MedStar Hospital after getting shot in the ankle and Sava described her in good condition. In more than two dozen letters to the ...

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  • Trump tries to boost legislative agenda in Congress
Trump tries to boost legislative agenda in Congress

Sen. McConnell implemented Senate "Rule 14" Wednesday to fast-track the GOP House health bill . Of course, " Obamacare " was not ideal, but if Smucker truly wanted to ensure that all Americans have access to "quality, affordable health care " as he claims, he would work to fix those problems, rather than shred the gains we have made and giv...

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  • Disabled protesters dragged from healthcare bill protest in Capitol Hill (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Disabled protesters dragged from healthcare bill protest in Capitol Hill (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media. The Republicans' bill would limit federal funds going toward Medicaid starting in 2020. That money now covers all ...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Defunds Planned Parenthood
Senate Health Care Bill Defunds Planned Parenthood

The 44th POTUS took to his Facebook page on Thursday to personally tell the citizens of the United States what he thought of the GOP's health care bill just introduced in the Senate. Besides St. Paul, rallies were planned in California, Iowa, Maine, Nevada, Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Florida, Illinois, New York and Washington , D.C...

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

It's time we change that. Pat Roberts of Kansas. Senator Heinrich, who is the Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, also participated in a forum yesterday entitled, "America Speaks Out: How the Republican Health Care Bill Would Devastate Rural America".

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  • CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

The Senate version of the bill (versus the House) was supposed to be the kinder, gentler version. Over time , however, Medicaid cuts will be even deeper than the $800 billion the House bill cuts. Today, Angel Padilla, policy director at the Indivisible Project, released the following statement on the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of ...

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  • Senate Health Care Bill Fails to Adequately Protect People with Cystic Fibrosis
Senate Health Care Bill Fails to Adequately Protect People with Cystic Fibrosis

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she needs time to review a health care bill drafted by fellow Republicans to understand its effects. Representatives from numerous organizations across the city united to shine a light on what they see as a major injustice for the millions who would suffer without health care.

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  • Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over USA student who died
Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over USA student who died

About 2,000 people packed into a school for Otto Warmbier's funeral Thursday in Wyoming, near Cincinnati. During his funeral at his Wyoming High School alma mater, loved ones will pay tribute to a son, a brother, a neighbor and a friend.

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