• GOP offers tax cut for the rich disguised as a health bill
GOP offers tax cut for the rich disguised as a health bill

In recent weeks, some Republican senators have said they feel uncomfortable with Medicaid cuts being proposed . "I'm really glad we have a bill now to look out. Yet Mr Trump remained confident, although he acknowledged that a "negotiation" might be needed to get the Bill passed . "I think this is going to be an evolving bill", he exp...

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

He said Friday that Trump stands by his January comment that, "As far as hacking, I think it was Russian Federation", but that "we also get hacked by other countries and other people". and hopefully by the August recess really have Obamacare repealed and replaced", Spicer told Fox News Channel . During the first years of the 20th century, Theodore...

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  • Tropical storm cindy hits kentucky hard
Tropical storm cindy hits kentucky hard

No injuries were reported. "In the worst case some areas could get six inches (15 centimeters)", Casey said. If possible, homeowners are also encouraged to clean any storm drains, gutters and downspouts nearby before any flooding can happen.

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  • Toomey's Office To Protest Health Care Bill
Toomey's Office To Protest Health Care Bill

Senate's health care bill. The Affordable Care Act is viewed as one of - if not the - signature achievement of his administration. Four conservative senators expressed opposition but openness to talks: Sens. "Moving from an opposition party to a governing party comes with growing pains", Ryan said at the time. The Senate bill would phase ou...

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  • North Korea says United States student's death a 'mystery to us as well'
North Korea says United States student's death a 'mystery to us as well'

He handles North Korean issues for the Department of State and met with North Korean officials in Norway and NY about Warmbier's release. His mentors described him as someone who was going to set the world on fire, and someone who was honest and intelligent.

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  • Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate
Mitch McConnell Seeks Votes to Help Push Health Care Bill Through Senate

This press conference may have been Heller laying claim to one of the two lifeboats that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can spare in order to get to 50 votes. This appears to be an allusion to the Congressional Budget Office's determination that the House bill would eliminate insurance for 23 million people - 14 million of them th...

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  • Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill
Schumer vows to fight Senate GOP health care bill

Obviously that means his vote could change once the bill gets amended, but it might be slightly tricky considering his reason for opposing AHCA: Medicaid . Four conservative Senate Republicans - Rand Paul , of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah - said the Senate bill doesn't go far enough to rep...

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  • JetBlue flight passengers enroute to South Florida survive emergency landing
JetBlue flight passengers enroute to South Florida survive emergency landing

After surviving a terrifying emergency landing, the passengers of a JetBlue flight were in South Florida on Saturday. Friday morning's flight was bound for Fort Lauderdale, Florida from White Plains, New York, when a report of smoke in the cockpit came in, Gunnels said.

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  • Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble
Senate Healthcare Bill Already in Trouble

McCain told a town hall on Thursday that he wants to hear from Arizona health-care providers, legislators and Gov. Doug Ducey before he makes up his mind on the proposed bill. The other four Republicans who said they would not back the current bill - Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin - d...

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  • Remnants of Cindy bring threat of flooding to Cincinnati area
Remnants of Cindy bring threat of flooding to Cincinnati area

The National Weather Service says an EF-2 twister with winds as strong as 120 miles per hour (120 kph) struck just outside Birmingham on Thursday . One of the warnings was issued around 1 p.m. "My heart goes out to people having problems especially the kind of problems we have with a tornado or any type of weather that comes through one comes th...

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  • Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill
Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

He acknowledged that Republicans have long promised to repeal the ACA, but urged lawmakers to put aside partisan politics while working to address America's health care system. "That's not going to happen with us". Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada became the fifth Senate Republican on Friday to announce opposition to the Senate Republican health care...

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  • CNN Trolls The White House By Sending Sketch Artist To Press Briefing
CNN Trolls The White House By Sending Sketch Artist To Press Briefing

Al Baldasaro , who served as a delegate for then-candidate Donald Trump at last year's Republican National Convention, was present as the president signed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. When asked Friday whether he'd ever appear on camera again at a press briefing, Spicer replied that "some days we'll do it" on camera. I t...

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  • 5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill
5th GOP Senator Publicly Opposes Health Care Bill

Among other things, the bill would phase out the extra federal assistance that has added more than 210,000 Nevadans to Medicaid . Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has been criticized for drafting the bill in secret with just a dozen Republican Senate colleagues, says the proposal - which he calls a discussion draft - will stabilize insu...

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  • Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald
Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

Four sailors and the ship's commanding officer were medically evacuated by a Japanese coast guard helicopter, according to Cmdr. Aucoin said he did not know the exact circumstances before the collision but said he would launch an investigation , and that there will also be a safety investigation and other probes into what occurred.

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  • Why are these White House briefings heard but not seen?
Why are these White House briefings heard but not seen?

CNN said it "equated press briefings to a Supreme Court argument - an on-the-record event at which cameras are banned". But whatever the reason, Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have only held four on-camera briefings sinceJune, and on three occasions during the third week in June, live audio recordings have been prohibi...

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  • CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing
CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing

Several journalists have raised concerns over the restrictions preventing them from fully reporting news from the White House. I gotta say, he's giving Sean Spicer and the rest of the admin a ton of incentive to never have another press briefing on camera ever again.

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  • Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office
Dozens arrested after disability advocates protest at McConnell's office

Just prior to the protest, Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law. Some were physically removed by the Capitol Police. Corona said Medicaid helps his son Anthony get out of bed every morning. The four men - Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and...

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  • Historical marker honors interracial couple who changed the law
Historical marker honors interracial couple who changed the law

In 1967, the Loving v. Virginia case overturned all state laws that restrict marriages because of the race. That ultimately led to a legal battle against Virginia's anti-miscegenation law that went all the way to the U.S. Speaking for a unanimous court, Warren said the Virginia law rests exclusively upon distinctions drawn according to race. "S...

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  • Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House
Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. This week, Donald Trump's White House informed reporters of the terms of a press briefing with deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders scheduled for the following day: no cameras allowed. "Obamacare has failed", said Spicer. "Most people who still have access to it can't afford it", said Spicer. Pau...

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  • Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention
Funeral for USA college student who died after North Korean detention

President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier's detention and eventual death as "a total disgrace". Dealing with North Korea's nuclear ambitions has become USA president Donald Trump's biggest security challenge, and the isolated communist state has been sanctioned by the global community for testing nuclear weapons and launching missiles.

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  • Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters
Special election results herald shift in thinking | Letters

That did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter , urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward. Georgia wasn't the only state to hold special elections this week as Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archi Parnell with 51.1 percent of the vote in SC, 5th Congressional District.

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  • Cindy downgraded to tropical depression
Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

Tropical Storm Cindy is churning slowly toward the Gulf Coast, where millions of residents are expecting heavy rain and potential flash flooding. Tropical Storm Cindy churned up the Gulf of Mexico, causing high surf and heavy winds along coastal northwest Florida.

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  • Kentucky gearing up for potential flooding from tropical storm
Kentucky gearing up for potential flooding from tropical storm

Initial reports earlier this week called for northwest Alabama to receive 5 inches of rainfall, but that expectation has diminished tremendously as Cindy made landfall at the Gulf of Mexico and moved inward. Wth a rising tide, strong southerly winds from Tropical Depression Cindy lash the lakefront Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Mandeville, La. The T...

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  • Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill
Cruz, Cornyn Split On GOP Senate Healthcare Bill

Brian Sandoval, a Republican . "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said in a news conference held in his home state. "It should scare every American that the Senate plans to vote on this bill without understanding the true ramifica...

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  • Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization
Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization

Officials also are running a trace on two weapons, including a rifle and a handgun. During his time in the Washington area, Hodgkinson participated in a demonstration over tax reform on April 15, Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said .

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  • Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care
Rep. Steve Scalise out of intensive care

Hodgkinson was living in his vehicle in the parking lot of the YMCA across the street from the baseball field, Slater said. According to Slater, Hodgkinson kept a storage unit in Alexandria where investigators found 200 rounds of ammunition.

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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

Heller, like four other GOP senators who announced their opposition to the Obamacare repeal bill that was unveiled Thursday, left the door open to negotiations. All Senate Democrats are expected to vote against the legislation. Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president of the consulting firm Avalare Health, said the Senate subsidies would be sm...

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  • Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform
Here's What to Watch as the Senate Fights Over Healthcare Reform

The bill's rolling back of Medicaid expansion was key point of contention for Heller and Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. Republican Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) said , "It keeps the preexisting condition, keeps the regulations, and then subsidizes the death spiral ".

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  • Petra Kvitova reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic
Petra Kvitova reaches semifinals at Aegon Classic

Kvitova next plays fellow Czech and friend since childhood, Safarova , who had her own drama, saving match points for the second time this week. Safarova saved two match points against third-seeded Dominika Cibulkova in the first round and three against Gavrilova in a contest so full of entertaining rallies the women received a prolonged sta...

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  • N Carolina budget agreement raises salaries, delays tax cuts
N Carolina budget agreement raises salaries, delays tax cuts

Yesterday evening, the North Carolina Senate and House leaders reached an agreement over how to spend and raise state funds. It would reduce the personal income tax rate from 5.499 percent to 5.25 percent and raise the standard deduction - the amount on which people pay no income taxes unless they itemize - to $20,000 for married couples filing joi...

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  • CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

So on Friday CNN got creative and sent a sketch artist. At that point, it was forced to cut the live feed. Mr Hennessy was not equipped with his usual easel, but he stood at the back of the briefing room to draw the scene, CNN said. The Trump administration, which has a largely adversarial relationship with the media, has been restricting coverag...

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  • Chuck Schumer trolls Trump's awkward Cabinet meeting on Twitter
Chuck Schumer trolls Trump's awkward Cabinet meeting on Twitter

KEITH: But he said the display at yesterday's Cabinet meeting , broadcasted in full on cable, was unusual in the extent of the adulation, at least in American presidential politics. "I just want to say thank you for the opportunity and blessing to serve your agenda". Like a boardroom meeting straight out of The Apprentice , cabinet members ...

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  • Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA
Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened. "We have to act", McConnell said. "This bill, that's now in front of the United States Senate is not the answer". The CBO had found that the House bill would kick 23 milli...

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  • Tornado Causes Damage Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama
Tornado Causes Damage Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama

Relief could come Thursday evening as the rain is expected to taper off to scattered showers before kicking back up on Friday. Last June, torrential rains and flooding claimed 23 lives in West Virginia. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which sells an...

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  • Memorial Baptist and Grace Lutheran team up for church carnival
Memorial Baptist and Grace Lutheran team up for church carnival

St. John Baptist Church , 17080 S. River Road, Woodford, will host the Missionary Ministry's annual prayer breakfast on June 24 at 9 a.m. On Sunday, Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Almost one hundred children from the community attended. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. and the Rev. Robert Diven...

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