• Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes
Wind fans the flames of Utah fire that has burned 13 homes

It's estimated firefighting costs now top $7 million for a fire started June 17 near the Brian Head Resort by someone using a torch tool to burn weeds. In Arizona, Governor Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency on Friday as more than 20 wildfires burned in the state. "More than anything, we want to remind citizens to please, please, please be ...

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  • Bennet: Bipartisan support on Obamacare replacement will come if current bill fails
Bennet: Bipartisan support on Obamacare replacement will come if current bill fails

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and majority whip John Cornyn at the White House after senators met with the president about the healthcare bill. Another opponent, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, said it was worse to "pass a bad bill than to pass no bill". They've mostly focused on how disgusting Obamacare is, at least for the 8 percen...

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  • Ryan: Senate health care bill's CBO score doesn't tell the whole story
Ryan: Senate health care bill's CBO score doesn't tell the whole story

McConnell said Trump has been "very involved" in helping along the Senate bill since it was revealed Thursday. "1 in 5 Mainers are on Medicaid ". All Democrats and Independents are expected to oppose the measure. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, one of the bill's critics, said of the delay. About $33 billion of this would go to tax cuts conservativel...

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  • US Vice President Mike Pence to visit India
US Vice President Mike Pence to visit India

Starting a week before Trump's inauguration in January, SpiceJet has placed orders for 225 planes with Boeing , which is worth more than $22 billion and which will, according to a United States government certification, create 132,000 jobs.

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  • McConnell Delays Vote On Health Care Bill Until After July 4
McConnell Delays Vote On Health Care Bill Until After July 4

Hoeven said in a Monday evening statement the CBO score "indicates that this legislation needs additional work" and that health care reform "will be a process, not one bill ". Collins has said she is considering a run for ME governor next year. Portman has been seen as a critical voice on the Republican health care bill and was publicly un...

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  • Republican Senator Comes Out Against Party's Healthcare Bill
Republican Senator Comes Out Against Party's Healthcare Bill

US Senate Republican leaders have delayed the vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare until after next week's Fourth of July holiday due to a lack of party support . "No matter how the bill changes around the edges, it is fundamentally flawed at the center", he said. It also highlights the fractures within the party over how to improve the he...

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  • Kansas activates Amber Alert for two children taken
Kansas activates Amber Alert for two children taken

The Kansas Highway Patrol tweeted just after 7:15 a.m. that the children and suspect were found. Officials say the suspect has been located and the two boys are safe. Children are believed to be in danger. McDowell's truck is described as a 2008 Chevrolet SIlverado, red in color with a black flat bed, black rims, and black push bumper.

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  • Stimulus to be scaled back if economy gets better, Draghi
Stimulus to be scaled back if economy gets better, Draghi

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 25.3 points, or 0.12 per cent, to 21,434.85, the S&P 500 gained 0.65 points, or 0.03 per cent, to 2,439.72 and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 19.60 points, or 0.31 per cent, to 6,227.55. Benchmark 10-year notes US10YT=RR last fell 18/32 in price to yield 2.1998 percent, from 2.137 percent late on Monday. Bullis...

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  • CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration
CNN Resignations A Sign Of The High Stakes In Covering Trump's Administration

Numerous details in CNN's report were completely false , which prompted the network to issue a retraction and an apology to the Trump team member in question, and led to a company-wide investigation. The network has not publicly disclosed any details about why it retracted the story . It was unclear whether the story by reporter Thomas ...

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  • Dad 'Wanted to Kill' Man Who Found His Lost Toddler
Dad 'Wanted to Kill' Man Who Found His Lost Toddler

He said this incident is a good example of why you shouldn't believe everything you see on social media and jump to conclusions. According to Lakeland Police, the man was watching friends play softball at a local sports complex and overheard a conversation about a child that had gone missing nearby.

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  • Supreme Court allows use of public funds for religious school playground
Supreme Court allows use of public funds for religious school playground

The Supreme Court accepted the church's petition for review back in January 2016, when Justice Antonin Scalia was still the senior conservative. The Court's decision establishes that religious institutions with a secular intent may not be excluded from state programs.

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  • United Kingdom prosecutors to outline plans on Hillsborough charges
United Kingdom prosecutors to outline plans on Hillsborough charges

FILE - In this April 17, 1989 file photo, floral tributes are placed by soccer fans at the "Kop" end of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool , England, 2 days after the Hillsborough April 15 tragedy when fans surged forward during. Police at first blamed the tragedy on drunken fans, an explanation that was always rejected by the families of the victims an...

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  • Montana man is bank robber dubbed 'AK-47 bandit'
Montana man is bank robber dubbed 'AK-47 bandit'

On June 24, multiple agencies served a search warrant at Gathercole's home in Montana, recovering several "improvised explosive devices", or IEDs, the press release states. A dispatcher who answered the phone at the sheriff's office's Monday could not immediately confirm that it was Gathercole's home. Rich Jensen said in a news release that the dep...

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  • Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care

Hodgkinson, who had came to Virginia from Belleville, Illinois, and was living out of his van, had rented a storage locker in Virginia that he visited more than three dozen times between April and June. He also visited the office of independent Sen. Hodgkinson, 66, used a rifle and a handgun to fire almost 60 shots at the Republican baseball team...

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  • Trump Says Mueller's Friendship With Comey Is 'Very Bothersome'
Trump Says Mueller's Friendship With Comey Is 'Very Bothersome'

He was - he did admit that what I said was right'. "It is not part of this investigation ". But the president insists his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation and that his firing of Mr Comey did not obstruct justice. "But he's also - we're going to have to see". Asked during the Senate hearing whether he anxious about the existence...

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  • House Colleagues Closely Watch As Senate Mulls Healthcare Bill
House Colleagues Closely Watch As Senate Mulls Healthcare Bill

Most wore grim expressions. The delay was announced with at least five Republicans indicating they were against bringing the bill to the floor this week. Standing next to Nevada's popular Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, Heller said he could not support a bill that that "takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thous...

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  • Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal
Senate GOP shelves health bill, imperils 'Obamacare' repeal

The news followed a bustling morning in the Capitol, where Republican leaders, along with Pence, were meeting behind closed doors with the bill's opponents, as a number of senators came out against voting for a procedural step to advance their plans to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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  • PM Modi greets Indian community outside his hotel
PM Modi greets Indian community outside his hotel

S. Jaishankar said. In fact, if you see President Trump's six tweets since yesterday morning (as per Indian Standard Time), all pertain to domestic U.S. Modi said battling terror and destroying terrorist hideouts would be an important part of mutual cooperation. "The future of our partnership has never looked brighter", Trump said as both leade...

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  • Castile shooting: Minnesota officer who shot black motorist acquitted; thousands protest
Castile shooting: Minnesota officer who shot black motorist acquitted; thousands protest

The protest was peaceful, but around 500 protesters later made their way onto Interstate 94 freeway and blocked traffic for more than an hour. MINNEAPOLIS-The Minnesota State Patrol arrested 18 people in St. After the verdict Friday afternoon, Yanez was sacked by the city of St. Anthony. City officials said they would offer him a "volunta...

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  • FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers and storms likely each afternoon through Friday
FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Scattered showers and storms likely each afternoon through Friday

Highs will only reach into the upper 70s and low 80s. Saturday: Partly cloudy, chance for an afternoon/evening shower or thunderstorm. Wednesday is a wonderful day weather-wise, with low humidity and sunshine. We'll have to watch these storms for the potential of producing damaging wind and large hail. This would not be good news for towns ...

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  • Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill
Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill

The bill would repeal a tax on wealthy investors, saving them about $172 billion over the next decade. President Donald Trump said negotiators are continuing to work and "getting very close" on a deal and that Obamacare is "melting down as we speak".

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  • No shots fired, but calls prompt lockdown at military post
No shots fired, but calls prompt lockdown at military post

The Arsenal's Twitter account had a post that read, "installation is locked down". Redstone Arsenal spokesperson Christopher Colster said the location of the incident has not been determined though people inside the arsenal said it is in the Sparkman Center .

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  • Travel Ban OK for some, not all
Travel Ban OK for some, not all

The American Civil Liberties Union has suggested - and the Supreme Court said it would consider - whether the case became moot on June 14. In the meantime, the justices reinstated the Trump travel ban, but made exceptions for people with close family relationships in the U.S., students attending colleges here, workers and lecturers offered jo...

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  • Gay couple sees hope in Supreme Court cake case
Gay couple sees hope in Supreme Court cake case

The justices will review a federal appeals court's ruling previous year that the 2014 New Jersey statute permitting sports betting at casinos and racetracks violated a 1992 federal law that prohibits such gambling in all states except Nevada , Delaware, Montana and Oregon.

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  • Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP
Trump group's aggressive health care moves irritate GOP

Most wore grim expressions. Today the Vice President will be on Capitol Hill for a round of meetings with republican senators nervous about the senate bill . Dean Heller of Nevada, Sen. But the Republicans' own divisions are what has stymied them. Still, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told reporters , "I would not bet against Mitch McC...

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  • Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote
Senate Republican leaders delay healthcare bill vote

That's the number of GOP senators who must back the bill for it to survive, with all Democrats opposed. The Senate draft before us includes some promising changes to reduce premiums in the individual insurance market, but I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a ti...

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  • Bernie and Jane Sanders Lawyer Up Amid Burlington College Investigation
Bernie and Jane Sanders Lawyer Up Amid Burlington College Investigation

Bernie Sanders , the independent Senator from Vermont and former Democratic presidential candidate, is returning to Charleston for the Protect Our Health Care Rally at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium at 3 p.m. In another email that Toensing sent to Politico , he mentioned that the investigation in question had been ongoing on for more than a...

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  • Trump travel ban revival gets mixed reaction in NH
Trump travel ban revival gets mixed reaction in NH

The nations affected by the ban were Libya , Somalia , Sudan , Syria , Yemen , and Iran , while Trump's order also called for a 120-day suspension on refugee admissions. Unfortunately, many of those who will be affected are overseas and it may be difficult-at least at first-to know how USA officers overseas are interpreting the stay's languag...

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  • Reality Winner's trial set for October
Reality Winner's trial set for October

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, of Augusta, Georgia, was indicted on a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information. During today's hearing victor showed no signs of emotion as she sat next to her attorneys with a blank expression on her face.

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  • Bernie Sanders says reported investigation into his wife stems from 'pathetic' attack
Bernie Sanders says reported investigation into his wife stems from 'pathetic' attack

Sanders said yesterday when an Associated Press reporter attempted to ask him about the FBI's investigation . "My wife is about the most honest person I know", an obviously irked Sanders, the Vermont independent, told Erin Burnett on CNN of his wife, Jane.

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  • Cuban diplomats respond to President Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric'
Cuban diplomats respond to President Donald Trump's 'hostile rhetoric'

Cuba says "the last two years have shown that the two countries can cooperate and coexist in a civilized way". She believes US citizens are the ones who have more to lose. But critics say the opening failed to improve rights on the island. The American traveler in Cuba - sweating, disoriented and probably a bit woozy from the rum drinks - is once...

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  • Does Congress Deserve a $2500/Month Housing Allowance?
Does Congress Deserve a $2500/Month Housing Allowance?

Chaffetz said having a nicer place in D.C. would mean spending fewer taxpayer dollars on airplane tickets back to Utah on weekends. Chaffetz, who was also the chairman of the House oversight committee, announced in May that he would resign from Congress to return to the private sector effective June 30.

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  • Supreme Court will hear sports betting case
Supreme Court will hear sports betting case

Pallone is the architect of legislation repealing PASPA allowing states to legalize online gambling. Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia and Wisconsin had joined New Jersey's effort to have the case heard by the Supreme Court .

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  • Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote
Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

McConnell has a narrow majority of 52 seats in the Senate . Aides were also seen scurrying around in the Capitol trying to buttonhole members and their key staff about where things now stand, with the idea being to have a menu of options ready for the Senate Republicans' weekly Tuesday lunch, where McConnell ultimately announced his decision...

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  • Tropical moisture bringing risk of flooding across Ohio
Tropical moisture bringing risk of flooding across Ohio

Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. Swollen by heavy rains and flowing quickly, the Chickasawhay River was out of its banks near the southeastern MS town of Leakesville and almost 9 feet (3 meters) above flood level with the water still rising...

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