• Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts
Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has pledged to have a vote on the legislation before July 4. "It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be". Nevada, like most states, expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act . While Senator John McCain (right) generally praised the bill, he added that ...

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  • Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia - FOX10 News
Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia - FOX10 News

A cold front from the central part of the county is approaching the eastern U.S. Severe weather and flooding has already been reported over the last two days along the Gulf Coast. Beachgoers enter the water even though double-red flags are flying, warning of risky conditions and extremely rough surf in the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy, in Sea...

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  • Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B
Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

McConnell, R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation. But it repeals the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance without creating incentives for Americans to stay in their plans. It is, to borrow President Trump's b...

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  • Portman: North Korea shows 'complete failure to recognize fundamental human rights'
Portman: North Korea shows 'complete failure to recognize fundamental human rights'

A former senior State Department official said the United States had made repeated requests for Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds under Obama, including via the North Korean mission at the United Nations, via the Swedish mission in Pyongyang, at unofficial talks with North Korean officials involving former US officials, and via third par...

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  • Senate's version of health care plan is bad
Senate's version of health care plan is bad

President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticising it as a "war on Medicaid ", the healthcare programme for lower-income Americans, and calling it a worse plan than one that passed the House of Rep...

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  • Murkowski reviewing Senate Republican health care bill
Murkowski reviewing Senate Republican health care bill

Brian Sandoval. Obviously that means his vote could change once the bill gets amended, but it might be slightly tricky considering his reason for opposing AHCA: Medicaid . McConnell , R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation.

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  • Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing
Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing

The passengers were bused to the terminal and were to be placed on other flights. "About 10 o'clock, the airplane started to get a little stuffy and hot and they said, 'We have a problem with the air conditioning, '" Frank Migliorelli said.

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  • Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the
Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass

According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort. No Republican senators definitively said they would vote against the bill , instead focusing attention on the provisions that would need to be changed to earn their vote.

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  • Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama
Forecasters counting tornadoes in Alabama

John Bel Edwards said in Baton Rouge. Authorities warn driving rains could still cause unsafe flash floods. Although there is nothing we can do to prevent heavy rainfall the National Weather Service recommends several things to help you prepare.

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  • Possible tornado damage near Birmingham, Alabama
Possible tornado damage near Birmingham, Alabama

Jewitt, Aline Street resident. (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). At this point, it's hard to determine how much, if any, of Cindy's remnants will factor into tri-state weather this weekend, but it appears some rain connected to the tropical storm will soak much of the tri-state region through the first part of the day Friday .

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  • Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles
Senate healthcare overhaul: Hopes and hurdles

In a lengthy Facebook post , Obama said there is a "fundamental meanness at the core" of both the Senate's and House's health care legislation. A handful of Republicans - more than Mr. Democrats formed a united front against the controversial measure that was drafted in secret, criticising it as a "war on Medicaid", the healthcare programme fo...

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  • CNN Sends Courtroom Sketch Artist To Cover White House Press Briefing
CNN Sends Courtroom Sketch Artist To Cover White House Press Briefing

The idea is to paint a picture for viewers who couldn't be in the room. He worked for CNN at the Supreme Court on Thursday. The White House has come under criticism this week for holding off-camera press briefings. "There's a lot of them that want to become YouTube stars and ask some snarky question that's already been asked eight times", Spice...

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  • Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill
Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

As of now, the four defectors don't believe the bill will actually lower health care costs, which the GOP promised to its voters if it repeals the Affordable Care Act. "It's not that they're opposed", he said. "And we'll see if we can take care of that". "No amount of 11th hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the...

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  • The missing sailors from the USA destroyer found dead
The missing sailors from the USA destroyer found dead

The seven sailors didn't make it out of the berthing area, the Navy said. The 10,000-ton guided-missile destroyer and the ACX Crystal , a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early Saturday local time in off Japan's Izu Peninsula, officials said.

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  • Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings
Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings

CNN's Brian Stelter explained on air why they made a decision to send Hennessy to cover the briefing today, saying it wasn't really about "getting creative". The White House has been slammed with backlash for cutting down on video recordings at the daily briefing, but having audio prohibited at Friday's was unexpected.

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  • Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill
Fifth Republican Senator Steps Forward in Dissent Against Health Care Bill

Once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp of the health bill passed by the House last month, the Senate bill instead maintains its structure, with modest adjustments. But it preserves a key element of Obamacare, which allows parents to cover children under their plan until age 26. The bill eliminates millions of dollars in tax increases that ...

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  • Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House
Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

Considering it a service to journalism and an open press or whatever, CNN is letting other news agencies use the sketches, so here it is. Some conservative media voices dismissed it as a stunt, but CNN argued that the sketch session did serve a journalistic goal, in the same way that courtroom sketches do.

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  • 50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed
50 years after Loving, 1 in 6 new couples are racially mixed

Now there are more than 2,500 official state markers, most maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation, as well as by local partners in jurisdictions outside of VDOT's authority such as Richmond. Loving Day has been in celebration since the Supreme Court's ruling on interracial marriage . The court, noted Governor Terry McAuliffe ,...

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  • CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing
CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

Notice how he towers over the podium in the sketch whereas in reality it wouldn't be uncalled for the get him a little step stool. Frankly, I think many Americans would prefer to look at reporters' socks than watch Spicer hem and haw through the press' questions.

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  • US Secretaries Exert Greater Pressure on China after Warmbier's Death
US Secretaries Exert Greater Pressure on China after Warmbier's Death

Gardner also on Wednesday renewed his call for North Korea to be re-listed on the State Department's list of states that sponsor terrorism in response to Warmbier's death-something he first called for in February. Relatives say they were told the 22-year-old University of Virginia student had been in a coma since shortly after he was sentenced to...

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