• Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday
Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday

At 8 a.m., the center of the system was about 40 miles northwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana . Jim Stefkovich, a meteorologist with the Alabama Emergency Agency, said some parts of coastal Alabama got a foot of rain. But meteorologists said it's hard to predict exactly what areas might be hit by repeated bands of heavy rain or how much will accum...

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  • Is Nancy Pelosi in Trouble?
Is Nancy Pelosi in Trouble?

Pelosi also responded to President Donald Trump's tweet that ousting her "would be very bad for the Republican Party ". First off, he notes that Democrat Archie Parnell, a little-known tax expert, fell just 3 percentage points short in Tuesday night's special congressional election in SC to replace Mick Mulvaney, now Trump's director ...

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  • McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing
McConnell's calculation may be that he still wins by losing

About 265,000 people in ME are on Medicaid (known here as MaineCare), with three-quarters of the care going to people who are elderly, disabled or are children. The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people, and erase taxes on higher earners and the medical industry that helped pay for the roughly 20 mi...

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  • Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

Already, four conservative senators have said they're not at the moment supporting the current form of the bill , but it seems likely that at least some of them can won be back with another round of negotiations. " Medicaid is a resource for their medical care", Kramer says. As a military veteran who uses the VA, and as someone who now works in...

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  • Sketch artist recreates Sean Spicer briefing after White House camera ban
Sketch artist recreates Sean Spicer briefing after White House camera ban

Mr. Mason's memo capped a week in which some journalists, notably at CNN, expressed increasing frustration with the White House's decree that audio recordings of the briefings could not be broadcast until the question-and-answer session had concluded.

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  • Scalise Upgraded to Fair Condition
Scalise Upgraded to Fair Condition

Alexandria Police Department officers responded to the scene of shots fired and also engaged Hodgkinson who, over police radio, was reported down at 7:14 a.m. Agents said they aren't sure whether the shooting was a spontaneous or a planned event, but that it now seems to have been more spontaneous. He walked to the baseball fields where practice wa...

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  • Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft
Suns thrilled to get Jackson with fourth pick in draft

That's because well-informed Suns fans knew 6-foot-8 former Kansas standout Jackson was next in line following the picks of Markelle Fultz ( Philadelphia 76ers), Lonzo Ball ( Los Angeles Lakers ) and Tatum. "He's just what we needed", Suns broadcaster Al McCoy told Azcentral.com. On the ESPN telecast, analyst Jay Bilas said: "Jackson per...

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  • Stabbing at United States airport is an act of terror
Stabbing at United States airport is an act of terror

David Gelios , FBI Chief Investigator revealed that Ftouhi entered the USA on June 16. He says authorities have no indication at this time that Ftouhi was involved in a "wider plot". He suffers from acute respiratory issues, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile police in Canada have been searching a flat in the east...

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  • Aaron Judge Hits Longest Home Run of the Season
Aaron Judge Hits Longest Home Run of the Season

Happ struck out eight in six innings. Judge told MLB .com's Bryan Hoch that the " Great Hambino " shirts were sent in the mail to him and Holliday. The AL East-leading Yankees (a season-high 15 games over.500 at 38-23) stayed four games ahead of the Red Sox. The Yankees would then put up another three runs in the second inning, ending B...

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  • Northam defeats Perriello for Democratic nomination for governor; Gillespie wins GOP nod
Northam defeats Perriello for Democratic nomination for governor; Gillespie wins GOP nod

President Donald Trump also has not endorsed a Republican candidate, even though his former Virginia state co-chairman, Corey Stewart, is attempting to capitalize on similarities between him and the president as a way to win the open seat.

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  • LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back
LEADING OFF: Darvish-Tanaka for first time in US; Felix back

But Brett Gardner tied it right back up again in the bottom of the inning with a solo home run into the right-field stands off reliever Matt Bush. The first major league matchup between Japanese pitching stars Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka was among the most anticipated of the season once it was made official this week.

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  • House Dem campaign chief defends Pelosi
House Dem campaign chief defends Pelosi

Perez said the Democratic candidates in the SC and Kansas special elections also narrowed the gap before discussing the 2018 races to take back the House . Adam Schiff, D-Calif. Pelosi and other Democratic leaders insisted that they demonstrated important progress by coming in a close second, and have a good shot at taking back the House in next...

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

Water levels rise after a combination of high tide and the rain from Tropical Storm Cindy in Lake Charles, La., Thursday, June 22, 2017 . Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 4 inches are expected through Friday morning.

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  • Mistrial in cop's murder retrial
Mistrial in cop's murder retrial

Tensing , who shot and killed unarmed Black motorist Samuel DuBose . DuBose's killing was one in a series of high-profile, officer-involved shootings that sparked nationwide protests over the use of force by police. If convicted, Tensing could face 15 years to life in prison. Tensing testified that he thought his life was in danger. At the...

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  • Louisvillians killed in northern OH crash identified
Louisvillians killed in northern OH crash identified

A Mansfield woman died and a 6-year-old boy was seriously injured Thursday in a Lorain County vehicle crash. The driver of the Dodge Avenger, a 21-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was pronounced deceased at the scene. Names of the victims will be released when notification of family is complete. Ohio Highway Patrol Sgt. Tim Hoffman said the c...

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  • Making a Murderer subject's confession was coerced, federal court says
Making a Murderer subject's confession was coerced, federal court says

Zellner adds: "Ms Halbach's ex-boyfriend initially gave the police a false name, minimised his relationship with her, lied about crime scene evidence, controlled and led the searchers to Ms Halbach's vehicle, had unrestricted access to the Avery property to plant evidence".

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  • GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written
GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

President Trump has acknowledged that the lack of votes from four Senate Republicans puts the health care overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to the bill being passed, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes , Reuters reports .

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  • Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft
Celtics take Jayson Tatum with 3rd pick in draft

A person familiar with the situations says the New Orleans Pelicans have made a draft night trade to acquired former Duke guard Frank Jackson from the Charlotte Hornets. Nine of the first 10 selections played just one season of college ball. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers didn't have a pick in the two-round dra...

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  • US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election
US Democrats look to future after dispiriting loss in Georgia election

In remarks to The Guardian , Handel said, "The lack of civility in society as a whole, some of it, I believe, is very much fueled by social media and frankly, it's fueled by the fact that journalism is not journalism any more ". She acknowledged the attacks but added: "I think I'm worth the trouble". Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff ...

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  • Tropical depression brings flooding to US Gulf Coast states
Tropical depression brings flooding to US Gulf Coast states

National Weather Service statistics show roughly 12 inches of rain had fallen in some spots along the Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coasts since Tuesday . "It doesn't look like it will drop anything like it is down in the Gulf Coast", Carroll said. These storms should remain below severe weather limits.

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  • Tuition raises coming for USC as university leaders seek more state help
Tuition raises coming for USC as university leaders seek more state help

In-state and Out-of-State undergraduate students will pay a 2.48 percent increase. This is reflected in the board increase. The university says that the increase will allow the university to continue providing a quality education, despite what have become annual reductions in state appropriations.

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  • Johnny Depp apologises for controversial comments about 'assassinating' Donald Trump
Johnny Depp apologises for controversial comments about 'assassinating' Donald Trump

It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. Trump supporters condemned the actor and the White House described his comments as "sad". I'm not insinuating anything, but... by the way, this is going to be in the press, and it will be terrible... but I like that you're all a part of it.

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  • Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill
Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

But a defeat would be a bitter and damaging blow to Trump and his party. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks on to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , following a meeting with Senate Republicans on a health reform bill.

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  • Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts
Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Heller and Sandoval said they believe that Obamacare has problems, but raised concerns with the Senate plan's Medicaid provisions. McConnell blames the Affordable Care Act for rising health insurance premiums and says insurance companies pulling out of Obamacare markets show that the program is not working.

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  • Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan
Senate Health Care Bill: 5th Republican Senator Comes Out Against GOP Plan

McConnell wants to push the package through the Senate next week, and will succeed if he can limit defections to two of the chamber's 52 Republicans . On Thursday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the health care bill that would overhaul the American health care system. Hospital stocks have been under pressure from the p...

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  • Senate's version of health care plan is bad
Senate's version of health care plan is bad

Senate Republicans unveiled a bill earlier on Thursday in a step forward to fulfil their seven-year-long promise to replace the Affordable Care Act , a piece of legislation that was considered the centrepiece of Obama's legacy and coined " Obamacare ".

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  • Two US Attorneys General to sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels
Two US Attorneys General to sue over foreign payments to Trump hotels

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , a nonprofit activist group, has separately sued Trump in U.S. District Court in Manhattan alleging "countless conflicts of interest" in violation of the Constitution's so-called emoluments clause.

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  • USA congressional baseball field shooter acts alone
USA congressional baseball field shooter acts alone

He underwent several surgeries and remains hospitalised at MedStar Washington Hospital Centre. On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed details of a troubled Hodgkinson who had long-simmering hatred for Republicans. Officials also said Hodgkinson had kept a storage locker in Alexandria and visited it 43 times between April and...

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  • ObamaCare Architect: GOP Health Care Plan a 'Middle Finger' to Democracy
ObamaCare Architect: GOP Health Care Plan a 'Middle Finger' to Democracy

After Sandoval - a Republican who supported a Medicaid expansion for his state - made the case for keeping the expansion intact (which both House and Senate versions of the AHCA end), Heller said he could not support the bill as written at this time.

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  • Senate's version of health care plan is very bad
Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

About 20 percent of all Americans and 40 percent of America's kids get their health care through the federal government's Medicaid program. "The protections around pre-existing conditions are still in place in the Senate bill , but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing con...

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  • Mourners Gather In Wyoming, Ohio, For Funeral Of Otto Warmbier
Mourners Gather In Wyoming, Ohio, For Funeral Of Otto Warmbier

The comments published by the official Korean Central News Agency were North Korea's first reaction to Otto Warmbier's death in a USA hospital on Monday after it released him for what it called humanitarian reasons. The talks are meant to build on progress made when President Donald Trump met China's president in Florida in April. The talks...

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  • Dem loss in Georgia underscores party's challenges
Dem loss in Georgia underscores party's challenges

And we need a message. But while Pelosi's critics are increasingly vocal, they have not yet answered critical questions about who would fill her leadership and fundraising roles if they were to mount a serious challenge for the perch atop the party Pelosi has held since 2002.

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  • Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare
Senate to vote to repeal Obamacare

President Trump has acknowledged that the lack of votes from four Senate Republicans puts the health care overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to the bill being passed , but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes, Reuters reports .

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  • Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss
Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss

The harmful consequences of Trump's policies predicted by Democrats have not begun to affect voters. "The election of Donald Trump , this takes the knowledge and experience I have - immodestly - to make this fight". Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members...

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  • CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings
CNN sends sketch artist to White House press briefings

CNN reports that, while he didn't have his "usual easel", he was nonetheless able to sketch the briefing from the back of the room on Friday. While press secretary Sean Spicer is holding yet another off-camera press briefing on Friday afternoon, he was more than happy to appear on camera earlier that morning to subject himself to questioning ...

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