• 22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill
22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill

After weeks of cloak-and-dagger discussions, the Senate Republican health care bill could come up for a vote as early as Thursday. SHAPIRO: Senators made some last-minute changes to the bill to address a potential problem that critics said could have led to further erosion in the individual insurance market.

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  • More GOP Senators Oppose Healthcare Bill
More GOP Senators Oppose Healthcare Bill

While Democrats are largely touting the delay of this vote as a win, many Republicans are still displaying optimism that they can get a quality bill passed. But, this isn't the end of the line for the Republican bill. "This is an acknowledgment that Republican senators really care about getting this right", he said.

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  • Russia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons 'unacceptable'
Russia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons 'unacceptable'

An official with US Central Command, which oversees combat operations in the Middle East, said Monday night that he had "no idea" to what the White House statement was referring. Earlier this month, the US shot down a Syrian fighter jet for the first time . Assad , meanwhile, visited the Russian military base in Syria Tuesday and met the...

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  • Susan Collins: Trump hasn't learned how to work with Congress
Susan Collins: Trump hasn't learned how to work with Congress

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the bill will now be voted on after the July 4 recess, dashing his hopes to hold a vote this week. "This will be great if we get it done, and if we don't get it done it's just going to be something that we're not going to like, and that's OK and I understand that very well", he told the senators, w...

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  • Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread
Utah wildfire grows as 2 powerful California blazes spread

Stiff winds and hot temperatures have made the Utah blaze the largest in the nation at 78 square miles (201 square kilometers). The Utah Division of Forestry Fire State Lands said on Tuesday on its website that the fire had burned onto the Dixie National Forest, leading to parts of it being closed.

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  • EU slaps Google with record fine over shopping service
EU slaps Google with record fine over shopping service

Now the results are in, and the Competition Commission has found that the internet giant systematically abuses its dominance in search to promote its own shopping services. It immediately rejected the commission's findings, and said it will consider appealing the decision to the highest court in Europe, the European Court of Justice, in an in...

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  • Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting
Sarah Palin sues paper for tying her PAC ad to mass shooting

Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against The New York Times regarding an editorial that alleged ties between her political action committee and the 2011 Gabby Giffords shooting. Palin did not incite a deranged man to commit murder". In the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of...

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  • GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart
GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart

Mr. Gillespie had the backing of all the state's high-profile Republicans and had a major cash advantage. "Stewart claims to speak for people like me", says Sam Travers, a truck driver from Prince William County, where Stewart is a county supervisor.

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  • Wildfires burn hundreds of acres in Utah, California
Wildfires burn hundreds of acres in Utah, California

Officials had been anxious that the winds would push the fire to the northwest. A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for almost a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday.

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  • SpaceX launches rocket capable of multiple flights
SpaceX launches rocket capable of multiple flights

You will be happy to know that the launch is live at the SpaceX website . The Falcon 9 rocket for the mission sported redesigned, larger titanium hypersonic grid fins created to withstand the heat of reentry without shielding and help guide the returning booster despite strong winds.

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  • Republicans delay US Senate vote on 'Obamacare' repeal
Republicans delay US Senate vote on 'Obamacare' repeal

The CBO estimates that enacting the Better Care Reconciliation Act would reduce the cumulative US federal deficit by $321 billion over the next 10 years. Polls have shown the Republican health care effort is very unpopular overall, with even GOP support for the House bill at just 34 percent in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week.

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  • USA in 'strategy-free time,' not winning in Afghanistan ‒ Pentagon chief
USA in 'strategy-free time,' not winning in Afghanistan ‒ Pentagon chief

McCain said he's a great admirer of Mattis, "but we just can't keep going like this". In May, the Pentagon said it was considering sending additional troops to Afghanistan as part of a broader set of recommendations on how to adjust the United States military approach in Afghanistan.

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  • American Supreme Court granted Trump's provisional ban
American Supreme Court granted Trump's provisional ban

She says the US government will keep people traveling to the USA and members of the travel industry informed "in a professional, organized and timely way". This means that people from six countries and refugees who have a family, business or other relationships cannot be banned from entering. Fereidoun and Hayedeh, who were bound for Los Angeles ...

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  • Confirmed: Trump Trashing Rules to Protect Students from Predatory Colleges
Confirmed: Trump Trashing Rules to Protect Students from Predatory Colleges

They have especially been concerned about growing backlogs of relief applications and of loans approved for discharge that simply need a sign-off. The rules were created to protect taxpayers and students, "particularly low-income students and students of color - who are most likely to get taken advantage of by unscrupulous institutions", said King....

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  • Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate
Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

The decision could lead to an America "where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment", they wrote. The U.S. Supreme Court this morning overruled the state's highest court's 2015 ruling barring state tax funds from paying for textbooks at private schools, including religious schools.

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  • Schumer: GOP Healthcare Bill Rotten At The Core
Schumer: GOP Healthcare Bill Rotten At The Core

But why then turn the bill into a jumbo tax cut for the rich and cut back on Medicaid? Polls have shown the Republican health care effort is very unpopular overall, with even GOP support for the House bill at just 34 percent in an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week.

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  • US Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban
US Supreme Court Partially Reinstates Trump Travel Ban

Chin said his office has reached out to the federal government to try to agree on an interpretation that could avoid additional litigation. "A foreign national who wishes to enter the United States to live with or visit a family member ...

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  • Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities
Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

A survey shows that a huge majority of the mayors are keen to join hands with private sector players and work with their peers to address climate change issues. "Every one of you has different budgetary constraints, every one of you has different options". "You have to find a way to do it". Now, cities large and small are purchasing electric vehi...

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  • US Senate approves sanctions against Russia over 2016 election
US Senate approves sanctions against Russia over 2016 election

President Trump is expected to meet Mr. Putin for the first time, ahead of G20 meeting. "It is time to respond to Russia's attack on American Democracy with strength, with resolve, with common objective and with action", said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ), The Washington Examiner reported .

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  • Trump admits he has no tape of Comey meetings
Trump admits he has no tape of Comey meetings

Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. 2016 election had asked the White House for any such recordings of Comey, whom Trump fired on May 9. Yesterday, for example, Trump lied about former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson's congressional testimony from the day before. It's important to recognize that Trump is actually r...

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  • Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill
Senate GOP Leaders Delay Vote On Health Care Bill

U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that Republican senators were working hard to pass the bill. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said on Monday she would vote against a motion to proceed on the Senate's controversial health care bill , despite urging from fellow Republicans to pass the legislation as soon as this week.

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  • Federer lifts ninth Halle Open title
Federer lifts ninth Halle Open title

Gasquet will next play Germany's Alexander Zverev , last year's finalist who has won three titles this season, after he muscled past baseliner Roberto Bautista-Agut 6-7 (6) 7-6 (1) 6-1. Roger Federer says clinching the fourth seed at Wimbledon was not an extra motivation at the Gerry Weber Open. "It was important to be aggressive off the base...

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  • Supreme court partially reinstates Trump travel ban in 6 Muslim countries
Supreme court partially reinstates Trump travel ban in 6 Muslim countries

The justices will hear full arguments in the case in October. "The world is a very risky place, and the president is right to try to protect Americans", he said. In a statement , Trump called the high court's action "a clear victory for our national security", saying the justices allowed the travel suspension to become largely effective.

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  • Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'
Sean Spicer: Reporters Ask Snarky Questions at Briefings to 'Become YouTube Stars'

In his first on-camera press briefing in eight days, Spicer was asked about his status in the White House. White House spokesman Sean Spicer at a March briefing. Reporters in recent months have been concerned about the frequency and nature of the daily press briefings, and recent decisions to restrict cameras and recording equipment trigger...

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  • Trump travel ban partially reinstated by Supreme Court
Trump travel ban partially reinstated by Supreme Court

People who have "a close familial relationship" with someone in the US. He says he's not surprised the court found a compromise. The Supreme Court would not hear arguments on the legality of the ban until October. In a statement , Trump called the high court's action "a clear victory for our national security", saying the justices allowed the ...

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  • Kasich: Neither Party Cares About Poor People
Kasich: Neither Party Cares About Poor People

The bill, he said, would "really have disastrous consequences for people who are struggling with opioid addiction". "We encourage senators to reject this harmful bill, and instead ensure Americans receive the mental health care they need to lead healthy and productive lives".

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  • Capito says she can't support GOP health care bill
Capito says she can't support GOP health care bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to bring the bill to a vote before the July 4th recess. "As drafted, the Senate health care bill is not the right fix for West Virginia", she said, "and I can not support it". Instead, they postponed the vote because they didn't have enough votes to begin debate. Joe Manchin , along with other Democ...

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  • Almost 400 firefighters battling 5000 acre
Almost 400 firefighters battling 5000 acre "Manzanita" blaze, now 10% contained

Dubbed as the Manzanita Fire, the blaze broke out following a single-car crash in Lamb Canyon. Officials said the fire started from a single vehicle crash. local time (9 p.m. EDT), according to the department. CAL FIRE/Riverside County firefighters are on the scene. The CHP shut down the four-lane highway between Gilman Springs Road to the so...

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  • CAIR: Limited travel ban still stokes Islamophobia
CAIR: Limited travel ban still stokes Islamophobia

What did the court decide about Trump's travel ban? Stephen Legomsky, chief counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under former President Barack Obama, said lawsuits could claim that a bona fide relationship was ignored.

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  • Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban
Gov. Malloy reacts to Supreme Court decision on travel ban

The Supreme Court, however, is allowing a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the USA and will hear full arguments in October. Will the travel ban even still be an issue by the time the justices hear arguments? White House spokesperson Sean Spicer said the justice department was reviewing the decision, but ...

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  • 2nd city official resigns over clash with Texas beauty queen
2nd city official resigns over clash with Texas beauty queen

Ponder had initially claimed that Chief Kerry Crews with the Commerce Police Department was the white driver who allegedly made racist and sexist comments to her after a traffic-related dispute. The Root noted that although Crews resigned as police chief on Monday, he is taking a position as assistant to the city manager - a position he created.

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  • Senate GOP delays vote on healthcare bill until after July 4 recess
Senate GOP delays vote on healthcare bill until after July 4 recess

The CBO analysis suggested some ammunition Republican leaders could use, saying the Senate bill would cut federal deficits by $202 billion more over the coming decade than the version the House approved in May. But Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a moderate who has expressed serious doubts about the bill, questioned whether revisions would make...

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  • House Democrats plan to roll out property-tax freeze plan
House Democrats plan to roll out property-tax freeze plan

Lawmakers and the governor have until the end of the month to reach an agreement, or the new fiscal year will begin without a budget in place. Brian Mackey reports on the latest budget - and "off-budget" issue - negotiations between Democrats and Republicans in Springfield.

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  • South Dakota's rural roads and bridges ranked among worst in country
South Dakota's rural roads and bridges ranked among worst in country

Fatalities on rural roads were almost two-and-a-half times higher than the fatality rate on all other roads in the state. "During the growing season, large farm equipment and trucks with significant load are navigating rural roads and bridges to grow and harvest a perishable commodity".

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  • These 3 Groups All Oppose The Senate Health Care Bill
These 3 Groups All Oppose The Senate Health Care Bill

What they're saying: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away the insurance from tens of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said in a Friday news conference. Both the House and Senate CBO reports concluded that many people would go without insurance either because they were no longer covered by Medicaid , because they couldn't fi...

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