• Trump Is 'Very Supportive' of Senate Health Care Bill
Trump Is 'Very Supportive' of Senate Health Care Bill

Heller is the only Republican senator up for re-election in 2018 in a state that Trump lost, making him one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the next election. Senate President pro Tem Kevin de Leόn, D-Los Angeles, also had a visceral reaction. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) recently said, before he knew about his party's plans to gut Medicaid,...

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  • McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill
McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

GOP Senate leaders were eager for a seal of approval from Trump, who had urged them to produce a bill more "generous" than the House's. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill", Mr Trump tweeted , seeking to give the effort a boost.

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  • Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats
Karen Handel Victory Has Silver Lining for Democrats

Rahm Emanuel - but he left the House to become Obama's chief of staff and later to run for mayor of Chicago. People were cheering, dancing and drinking long into the night. While Ossoff was running in a congressional district traditionally dominated by Republicans, Jon Ossoff lost because he was inauthentically tried to appeal to the right and t...

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  • North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier
North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier

North Korea said today the death of Mr Warmbier, who was kept prisoner in the hermit state since last January, was "a mystery to us as well" . "The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S. Mr Warmbier's death heightened tensions between the two countries, already at loggerheads over the North's nucl...

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  • Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa
Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

No it's true. And [Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross is] a very rich person in charge of commerce. Referring to Gary Cohn, his chief economic adviser, Trump said: "This is the president of Goldman Sachs ". "They're representing the country", he insisted. "I think there's a lot of drama right now in the presidency", Atchison said. You know rea...

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  • Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments
Military chiefs want 6-month hold on transgender enlistments

The Pentagon ended its ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the United States military in 2016, but Carter said at the time that the process would occur in stages in a timetable comparable to the lifting of "don't ask, don't tell", which had banned openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.

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

Now the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy are expected to roll into the region this afternoon and evening with the greatest threat of heavy rain and potential flooding in areas that were ravaged by flood waters a year ago today. Five people in the town of 1,500 died. Here is a more detailed weekend weather outlook. Authorities said they will...

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  • Public Theater defends 'Julius Caesar' amid Trump controversy, thanks supporters
Public Theater defends 'Julius Caesar' amid Trump controversy, thanks supporters

Despite the backlash, The Public Theater told The Associated Press that it stands "completely behind" the play, adding, "Such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically engaged theater; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy".

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  • Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man
Former Milwaukee Officer Found Not Guilty In Shooting Death Of Black Man

The shooting in August touched off two days of protests and violence on this city's north side. The case stands out for a few reasons, mainly this. The officer is also African-American. Upon hearing the jury's decision, Smith's family gasped and burst into tears. "A short time later, those facts and those circumstances changed and it was cert...

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  • DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House
DNC Chairman Tom Perez suggests Democrats could 'take 50 seats' in House

Prior to Georgia and South Carolina, Democrats fell in special races in Kansas in April and Montana in May. "I feel very confident about the support that I have in my caucus", Pelosi said at a press conference in the Capitol after Republicans featured her in nearly every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race whi...

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  • North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death
North Korea denies torture, call itself 'biggest victim' in Otto Warmbier's death

More than 2500 family, friends and well-wishers gathered for the funeral of Otto Warmbier , the U.S. student who died after falling into a coma while in prison in North Korea . The United States, South Korea and others often accuse North Korea of using foreign detainees to wrest diplomatic concessions. Sentenced to hard labour early a year ago ...

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  • Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Brown, 18, was black and unarmed when he was fatally shot by white officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a white police officer almost three years ago in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off months of protests.

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  • Major UK cities see growth in house prices
Major UK cities see growth in house prices

Hometrack believes that there is the potential for material upside in house prices outside the south of England. Home prices in London have nearly doubled since 2009 as low mortgage rates allowed buyers to borrow more and the supply of new stock failed to meet demand.

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  • Another GOP Senator Says He Won't Back Health Bill
Another GOP Senator Says He Won't Back Health Bill

So if and when the Senate votes on its version of the American Health Care Act, Republicans should have no illusions about how the public feels about what they are doing. Trump, in an interview with Fox News that aired on Friday morning, called the group of conservative lawmakers "four very good people". "They'd like to get certain changes".

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  • 'Making a Murder' confession was obtained improperly, judges rule
'Making a Murder' confession was obtained improperly, judges rule

Wisconsin's attorney general plans to ask the full 7th Circuit Court of Appeals or the U.S. Supreme Court to review Thursday's 2-1 split decision from a three-judge appeals panel. Rovner also held that Dassey's mental capacity made him specially vulnerable to such manipulation, which might otherwise be Constitutional. Dassey's lawyers, Professors...

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  • Dassey wins in federal appeals court
Dassey wins in federal appeals court

On Thursday, a three-judge panel on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago released a 2-1 opinion that Dassey's confession to helping his uncle Steven Avery kill Halbach on Halloween 2005 was involuntary. But the documentary filmmakers cast doubt on the legal process used to convict Dassey and Avery . Speaking on WTMJ-AM Friday, Brad S...

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  • 2 firefighters hurt battling southwest Utah blaze
2 firefighters hurt battling southwest Utah blaze

A wildfire that destroyed one home and damaged another while forcing hundreds of people to flee a Utah ski town was also hurting businesses Monday that rely on summer visitors. A 48-mile (77 kilometers) stretch of Highway 143 is closed from Parowan to Panguitch. Officials said the fire was human-caused but they were still investigating exactly ...

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  • Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Senate GOP staffers seemed to acknowledge this problem Thursday, and said they are in talks with the Congressional Budget Office to add in language similar to the House bill. The newly released bill would delay the rollback, however, with federal funds dropping from 2021 and eliminated entirely by 2024. He called it "a massive transfer of we...

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  • University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree
University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

The University of Missouri is not alone in their decision. Choi says Cosby's actions decline to reflect the values of the university. We join 20 to 25 other universities in rescinding his honorary degree . It is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree. After a six-day trial, a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial ...

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  • Josh Jackson made Celtics fly across the country for no reason
Josh Jackson made Celtics fly across the country for no reason

I had to get up at four o'clock and fly back home. "I can't wait to go and learn from Coach (Brad) Stevens and Isaiah Thomas and just everybody on that roster". The record of 14 freshmen selected in the first round might last just one year. Neither Golden State nor Cleveland, who met in the NBA Finals, has a pick in the two-round draft.

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