• Critics: Bill would have let abortion-seekers kill anyone
Critics: Bill would have let abortion-seekers kill anyone

So to try and accommodate their critics, Republicans added some exemptions to Senate Bill 66 to ensure women seeking abortions and doctors would not be prosecuted. As originally written, the bill would have prohibited the prosecution of a pregnant woman for first and second-degree murder, manslaughter, negligent homicide, and causing or aiding su...

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  • Illinois lawmakers meeting again to try to reach budget deal
Illinois lawmakers meeting again to try to reach budget deal

Rauner called the special session to force a deal before July 1. The House later held a hearing on changes to workers' compensation laws, though Republicans called it a "stall tactic". It was approved without GOP votes. The Senators say stopping work on the road and transportation projects would trigger the loss of an estimated 25,000 jobs.

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  • Alaska's Senators weigh in on health care bill
Alaska's Senators weigh in on health care bill

A bloc of the most conservative GOP Senators, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, are the main deterrents to moving the new legislation, though they all remain open to negotiations.They say its doesn't come close enough to repealing Obamacare.

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  • Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators
Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators

Schumer says, taken as a whole, the changes mean any benefits are in name only. Republicans can afford for just two of their members to vote no. The proposal seeks to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, known as Obamacare, which according to his administration allowed 20 million people to receive medical cover.

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  • Bulls dump Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, in another Chicago head-scratcher
Bulls dump Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, in another Chicago head-scratcher

That's why many national media outlets declared the Wolves to be one of Thursday's draft winners. The two sides engages on serious discussions on draft night past year, almost reaching a deal that would have included LaVine and Dunn, a player the Bulls were very high on coming out of Providence, for Butler.

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  • One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US
One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

A tropical storm warning continues for Galveston County. Cindy is expected to dump 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 cm) of rain as it heads north and east into the Ohio Valley and the Appalachian Mountains through Saturday, said Brian Hurley, a weather service meteorologist.

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  • Trump launches apprenticeship program, promises 'great,' 'high-paying' jobs
Trump launches apprenticeship program, promises 'great,' 'high-paying' jobs

President Trump said his administration and the senate are working on a solution to make health care affordable. He is calling on Congress to commit $100 million in new money to the initiative, and expand the allowable uses of student financial aid so students can use the support for " earn while you learn " programs.

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  • Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy
Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy

The explanation came after he introduced his chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn , who was formerly the president of Goldman Sachs , and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross , a billionaire investor. According to NBC , the White House did not respond to a request for more information about the legislation, which Trump promised would be coming "very sho...

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  • G7 Italy summit ends without United States pledge on Paris climate pact
G7 Italy summit ends without United States pledge on Paris climate pact

The Trump administration has refused to sign an global declaration committing to action on climate change. "12 de junio de 2017, 16:36Rome, Jun 12 (Prensa Latina) Environment ministers from the G-7 countries reaffirmed today their commitment to the swift and effective implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, without the Unite...

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  • Thousands Walk To Slain Muslim Teen's Funeral In Virginia
Thousands Walk To Slain Muslim Teen's Funeral In Virginia

ABC affiliate WJLA reported that hundreds of people were seen arriving at the teen's funeral today at her former mosque, All Dulles Area Muslim Society, in Sterling. The teenagers were walking and riding bicycles back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society at about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, according to police. The memorial was being held for the 16-yea...

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  • Sen. Carper weighs in on Senate healthcare proposal
Sen. Carper weighs in on Senate healthcare proposal

Ditching that mandate would benefit younger people who don't require so much health care. But it then allows states to opt out of that requirement. The video concludes with a rallying cry: the American people have to make it clear that this restrictive, bloody bill does not represent America as a whole.

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  • Baseball gunman a lone wolf, FBI says
Baseball gunman a lone wolf, FBI says

Hodgkinson apparently carried a list of Republican Congressmen in his pocket while he shot several people at a Congressional Baseball Game practice on Wednesday. He is reported to have been a supporter of Bernie Sanders and an active member of online anti-Republican groups. Hodgkinson was " known to have an anger management problem ", Slat...

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  • States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts
States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

The prospect of hunting grizzly bears for sport is exciting for some, but disturbing to others. It is essential for the recovery of grizzly bears as a species throughout the lower 48 that the GYE bears disperse into neighboring sub-populations and still unreclaimed habitats.

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  • Concerns Over Senate Health Care Would Impact Medicaid In Arizona
Concerns Over Senate Health Care Would Impact Medicaid In Arizona

President Donald Trump made headlines Thursday when he tweeted that he doesn't have any tapes to document what he said to former FBI Director James Comey. "The outline was promising". It eliminates the individual mandate . The Republican plans pay for themselves partially through cuts to Medicaid , particularly areas in which that prog...

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  • Former Milwaukee officer found not guilty in shooting death of Sylville Smith
Former Milwaukee officer found not guilty in shooting death of Sylville Smith

The killing sparked protests in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee that saw the torching of cop cars and a handful of nearby businesses, as well as the mobilization of the National Guard. A jury on Wednesday acquitted Brown of first-degree reckless homicide in the killing of Sylville Smith , a 23-year-old black man, on August 13, 201...

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  • Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship
Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

But the federal government countered, and the lower courts agreed, that Maslenjak could lose her citizenship even if her lies did not play any role in the officials' decision . The court's ruling sends the case back down to a lower federal court, which must resolve the dispute in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision.

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  • Interracial couples face strife 50 years after Loving
Interracial couples face strife 50 years after Loving

Richard and Mildred Loving were put in jail in 1958 for violating the commonwealth's prohibition on interracial marriage . In a landmark case , the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that states could not have laws that barred interracial marriages .

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  • Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession
Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

Meanwhile a lawyer acting on behalf of Avery has called for a new trial , alleging Halbach may have been killed by her ex-boyfriend and not the man jailed for her death. Centre director Steven Drizin says the ruling provides a model for the kind of analysis that courts should undertake in assessing whether a confession was voluntary.

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  • Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill
Rand Paul Doesn't Support GOP Health Bill

The measure represents the Senate GOP's effort to achieve a top-tier priority for President Donald Trump and virtually all Republican members of Congress. It also would make it harder for states to provide insurance companies the ability to charge sick people and those with pre-existing conditions more for coverage .

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  • Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest
Obama Considers Republican Health Care Bill to Benefit Wealthiest

Hours earlier, a top spokeswoman signaled the White House would largely stand aside and allow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top lieutenants to try to get the 50 GOP votes necessary to pass the health care legislation .

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