• EPA, US Army Move to Rescind WOTUS
EPA, US Army Move to Rescind WOTUS

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers are proposing a new rule that would reverse the previous administration's Waters of the U.S. Some states may act to protect them and some states may not. The WOTUS rule broadened that to include, among other water bodies, upstream waters and intermittent and ephemeral st...

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  • Girl who fell from NY amusement park ride out of hospital
Girl who fell from NY amusement park ride out of hospital

They said the " Sky Ride " is a "very slow-moving, gondola-style attraction that spans several hundred feet across the park". After being checked over by emergency medical park personnel, she was airlifted to a local hospital where she was deemed healthy with no serious injuries.

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  • Will SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Lead to a 'Flood of Litigation'?
Will SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Lead to a 'Flood of Litigation'?

That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries - Iran , Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria and Yemen - who don't already have family in the US, or some other prior connection such as participation in an education program.

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  • CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART
CBO Weighs Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

Some 22 million Americans would lose health insurance over the next decade under the plan, said the non-partisan Congressional Budgetary Office (CBO). Further, Collins, Paul and Johnson, along with Senator Dean Heller , have all said they will oppose a procedural motion that would allow McConnell to move forward and bring the bill up for a vote.

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  • Harvick races to victory at Sonoma
Harvick races to victory at Sonoma

Clint Bowyer , driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), is certainly an expert on racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and, admittedly, he's witnessed his fare share of redneck behavior in his lifetime, the kind referred to by Foxworthy.

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  • Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration
Supreme Court will hear travel ban, allow some limits on immigration

Fereidoun and Hayedeh, who were bound for Los Angeles to visit their daughter and her husband, said they had visited the US every two to three years for the last decade. Refugees, legal USA residents and visa holders were turned back at airports or barred from boarding US -bound planes. The State Department vowed to keep travelers and travel in...

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  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott Cautious About Health Care Overhaul
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Cautious About Health Care Overhaul

The law goes into effect July 1. The state constitution says openings "shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments", but it's unclear whether Scott has to pick an existing alternate or can select someone totally new.

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  • March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony
March 2009 Time cover of Trump is phony

A spokesperson for Time confirmed to the news outlet that the March 1, 2009 cover is a phony. One of President Donald Trump's favorite insults to hurl at the media is "fake news". An employee at the Scottish club told the Washington Post that the cover had been removed a few weeks ago and the one in Ireland has also been taken down.

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  • Top Republican presses for $705 billion defense budget
Top Republican presses for $705 billion defense budget

The HASC proposal is one of several floated on Capitol Hill that blow past the $549 billion budget cap for base defense budgets. The additional funds would be used to finance USA operations in eastern Europe aimed at countering Russian aggression in the region.

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  • Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows
Enrollees Who Work Still Need Medicaid, Kaiser Survey Shows

Conway appears to be talking about a provision in the House version of the bill that doesn't appear in the Senate version. DIANE ROWLAND: Well, we know that numerous people on Medicaid are already working, numerous adults who are able to go out and get a job, if they can.

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  • Big cases, retirement rumors at Supreme Court
Big cases, retirement rumors at Supreme Court

But Millona said MIRA was "disappointed" that the ruling upheld the ban for refugees without connections and criticized it for focusing exclusively on heavily Muslim countries. Though several legal questions and challenges remain, Trump called it "a clear victory for our national security". He has also said the ban would take effect within 72 h...

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  • Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill
Budget office sees 22 million fewer covered with Senate bill

That's slightly better than the House GOP bill. Its evaluation could complicate plans for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who wants to hold a vote on the legislation this week. A 64 year old making roughly $60,000 a year would go from paying about $4,000 a year to $16,000 by 2016. It would also phase out extra federal money tha...

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  • Current version of Senate health care bill is dead
Current version of Senate health care bill is dead

Overall, the CBO projects that 22 million people would lose health coverage by 2026 under the Senate's health care bill, named the Better Care Reconciliation Act , versus the current law. Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer assailed the legislation, saying the CBO score confirms it is "every bit as mean as the House bill" a...

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  • Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

The conference supported the Paris agreement, and according to preliminary results released Saturday morning from an ongoing nationwide survey, the vast majority of USA mayors want to work together and with the private sector to respond to climate change .

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  • Doctors Groups: Rework Republican Health Bill
Doctors Groups: Rework Republican Health Bill

Senate Republicans are trying to rally support within their party to vote on, and pass, a new health care bill before the Senate breaks on Monday for a July Fourth holiday recess. The budget office report said the Senate bill "would increase the number of uninsured people substantially". Basically, if you let your insurance coverage lapse for a ...

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  • Trump signs order for more apprentices
Trump signs order for more apprentices

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington , Monday, June 12, 2017. Next week Congress will vote on the Perkins Act, which would increase appropriations for career-technical education programs to $1.23 billion by 2022 and return oversight authority from federal officials to local ones.

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  • Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Parents Must Be Listed on Birth Certificates
Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Parents Must Be Listed on Birth Certificates

In 2012, Charlie Craig and David Mullins were turned away by Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips when they requested a custom wedding cake. Should PASPA be ruled unconstitutional, a number of other states could add sports wagering. The two men married in MA but wanted to celebrate their nuptials with friends in Colorado.

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  • Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision
Lawmakers differ sharply on Supreme Court decision

The case involves a long-standing practice known as gerrymandering , a term meaning manipulating electoral boundaries for an unfair political advantage. And the justices must also decide whether they even have the jurisdiction to rule in the Wisconsin case, a question they left open in accepting the case.

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  • The Washington Redskins Just Got Legal Help From A Rock Band
The Washington Redskins Just Got Legal Help From A Rock Band

The Redskins are now appealing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th circuit in Richmond and believe the Supreme Court decision Monday will allow them to prevail, too. Alito concluded that the trademark rule violated the prohibition on government viewpoint discrimination as regards speech. But while the Slants and Washington NFL team hav...

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  • Justice Anthony Kennedy is key to same-sex wedding cake case
Justice Anthony Kennedy is key to same-sex wedding cake case

A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states . But Phillips did not turn them away "simply because of who they are". "The law says you can't discriminate against people in a certain number of categories - including...

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  • Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald's Shooting
Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald's Shooting

March quit after a city inspector released a report that accused him of giving false information to the medical examiner's officer, according to the Chicago Tribune . Van Dyke has pleaded not guilty to six counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, with the latter charges apparently corresponding to each shot...

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  • Next Supreme Court Term Stacked With Major Cases
Next Supreme Court Term Stacked With Major Cases

The Supreme Court handed down an important church-state decision today. In Hernandez vs. Mesa, the court in an unsigned opinion told the USA appeals court in New Orleans to take a second look at a border shooting case. Hollman said state "no aid" provisions which add safeguards to the U.S. Constitution to prevent the establishment of religion "...

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  • Former German leader Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87
Former German leader Helmut Kohl has died at the age of 87

Guests from politics, church and society attended the event to honour Kohl on the 30th anniversary of Kohl becoming chancellor . Kohl oversaw the end of the Cold War and is widely regarded as the one most responsible for of German reunification after the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.

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  • Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban
Supreme Court Revives Parts of Trump Travel Ban

Al-Hashedi said she isn't sure what that means or how to prove close ties - she has cousins in the USA but no documentation to prove they are related. The court detailed several categories of foreign nationals who should be allowed into the United States: people with a "close familial relationship" to someone in the United States; students admitted...

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  • Florida Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Florida Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Hundreds of mayors from across the USA, including more than a dozen from Florida, swapped ideas on many topics, including how to reduce their cities' carbon footprint. New Orleans is ahead of many cities its size in overhauling aging water and sewer infrastructure, but that came with considerable federal aid after Hurricane Katrina.

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  • Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres
Wildfires in central Washington cover more than 6000 acres

Two helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft are also available, she said. As of Monday night, the fire is estimated to be about 4397 acres in size. Firefighters said they will continue to do that Tuesday as the fire moves into more rugged terrain.

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  • United States officer cleared for fatal shooting of man
United States officer cleared for fatal shooting of man

Pa. The video shows the situation escalated quickly, with Yanez shooting Castile just seconds after Castile volunteered, "Sir, I have to tell you, I do have a firearm on me". Prosecutor John Choi said the acquittal was painful, but that the verdict "must be respected". She said that they had been stopped for a broken taillight and that her ...

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  • Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado school voucher program
Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado school voucher program

Constitution and the separation of church and state. NPR's Tom Gjelten has the story. Neither can it pass a law prohibiting the free exercise of religion. And the three justices said that, at the end of the day, the Trump administration is likely to succeed in the case as applied to all non-citizens. What's wrong is only when the government is ...

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  • Tornadoes possible as Cindy moves inland; East risk Friday
Tornadoes possible as Cindy moves inland; East risk Friday

A state of emergency was declared in Alabama and Louisiana Wednesday , and portions of the Gulf Coast are under tornado watches and flash flood watches and warnings associated with Cindy. Memphis Light Gas and Water reported that as many as 10,000 customers were without power Friday morning, but the number of outages dwindled later as electric...

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  • AMA says GOP health bill will harm patients
AMA says GOP health bill will harm patients

Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nev., who is up for re-election next year, had already expressed reservations about the number of people who could lose coverage under the GOP bill. We also hear he might want to run for governor in 2018, and maybe he's not so concerned about the pushback from his fellow Senate Republicans. "It's going to be very close, ...

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  • Supreme Court partially lifts embargo on Trump's order — Travel Ban
Supreme Court partially lifts embargo on Trump's order — Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of USA passed a conquest to President Donald Trump by permitting his impermanent ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no strong links to the United States while approving to decide this fall the legitimacy of the order.

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  • Supreme Court's travel ban ruling leaves many questions unanswered
Supreme Court's travel ban ruling leaves many questions unanswered

The U.S. travel ban does not apply to Egypt but to Yemen and five other Muslim-majority countries - Iran, Libya , Syria, Somalia and Sudan . Lavinia Limon, CEO of the U.S. "Certainly in the case of refugees, this order will have a tragic toll on those who have fled for their lives and played by our rules to find refuge in the United States".

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  • 'Dawg Nation, baby' - Georgia picks up commitment from top-ranked RB Zamir White
'Dawg Nation, baby' - Georgia picks up commitment from top-ranked RB Zamir White

UNC was strongly represented at the ceremony , but White will play next season for the University of Georgia. Scout .com rates him the top running back and the No. Carolina was among the finalists, along with Alabama, Clemson and Ohio State. White is the first five-star prospect to commit to the class but Kirby Smart and the Dawgs have their si...

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  • Despite impending partial implementation, President Trump's travel ban faces challenges
Despite impending partial implementation, President Trump's travel ban faces challenges

Part of the 120-day ban on refugees is also being allowed to take effect on a similar, limited basis. MSU has 18 worldwide students from the six predominantly Muslim countries affected by the Trump administration's travel ban. On first blush, a refugee who has a relationship with a resettlement agency should be allowed into the country unde...

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  • High Court Reinstates Part Of Travel Ban, Will Hear Case
High Court Reinstates Part Of Travel Ban, Will Hear Case

And both the bans are now due to partly go into effect in 72 hours. "As President, I can not allow people into our country who want to do us harm", Mr Trump said. In response, the Trump administration said it would ask the Supreme Court to review the appellate decision upholding the stay blocking enforcement of the March 6 executive order ...

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