• Fix health care prices, stop partisanship — Georgians
Fix health care prices, stop partisanship — Georgians

Even if senators are not successful in changing the bill , they will be able to show their constituents that at least they tried. Both would radically overhaul Medicaid , effectively ending Medicaid expansion and greatly reducing federal support for the overall program.

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  • Ice Cube has big expectations for Big3 3-on-3
Ice Cube has big expectations for Big3 3-on-3

When asked how he felt about Billups abondoning his league for the Cavs job, Cube had no hard feelings. "It was the Killer 3's (led by Chauncey and Stephen Jackson ) for a minute but since Chauncey took that job, it might change". We'll have to wait and see if Billups does in fact land the Cavs' GM job, but he is the clear favorite at this poi...

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  • Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction
Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

Entergy Corp, the biggest power company in the Gulf Coast area, said just around 4,200 of its 2.9 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana , Mississippi and Texas were without power Thursday morning. Mary Parish were located and rescued Thursday morning. "It's not wind, it's rain we're concerned about", said Greg Flynn with the Mississippi Eme...

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  • Toomey upbeat about Senate health care bill amid protests
Toomey upbeat about Senate health care bill amid protests

Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a draft bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. But I believe that's what people want to see. Capped funding would lock IL into low, insufficient federal funding levels and shift costs to the state. Jon Tester came out against the bill, saying Montanans wil...

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  • CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing
CNN Trolls White House by Sending Sketch Artist to Press Briefing

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". White House correspondents, while acknowledging that the briefings can sometimes have limited value as a reporting tool, say that it is still important for an administration to discuss its act...

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  • Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser
Massachusetts cops recover shotgun taken from stolen cruiser

Police have recovered the shotgun that was stolen from the back of a Chelmsford police officer's vehicle either late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, officials said. In his statement, Spinney also said he had contacted Lawrence police Chief James Fitzpatrick to "convey the same sentiment", asked him to share the apology with Lawrence Mayo...

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  • Tornado Causes Damage Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama
Tornado Causes Damage Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama

But so far, Cindy's effects remain less damaging than initially feared. Weather service flood warnings covered most of the southern two-thirds of the state, with more than 3 inches (75 millimeters) of rainfall having accumulated in some places by midday - and minor flooding expected along some in rivers.

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  • 4th of July fireworks safety
4th of July fireworks safety

Anyone cited or arrested for fireworks violations may be faced with a fine of up $500, sentenced to jail for six months, or both. In the Clarksville city limits, in accordance with City code Sec 10-218, fireworks may be exploded, fired, shot, or set off inside the city corporate limits of the city on the following dates and times: July 1st throug...

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"Cindy" to Bring Heavy Rain & Storms to Midstate

But Cindy was also bringing rain to an area that needed it. Southeastern Arkansas hadn't seen significant rain in more than a week. Ford says he'd rather people use common sense and not get in the water. Stefkovich said an additional 2 to 4 inches is expected today, with amounts totaling 8 inches over what's already fallen in some spots. Mo...

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  • Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill
Folks protest proposed Senate Republican health care bill

Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts. As a military veteran who uses the VA, and as someone who now works in the health care field, I believe a single-payer...

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  • Police ID officer shot in foot, suspect in Kentucky
Police ID officer shot in foot, suspect in Kentucky

His charges include wanton endangerment and tampering with evidence. That's when they say an officer in his early thirties, who has been worth the force for 13 years, opened fire. Officer said they got a call about suspicious person near Golden Turtle Circle. As officers were chasing his, police said Harris pulled out a gun from his waistband and...

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  • Dolphins asked Peyton Manning to play after Ryan Tannehill injury
Dolphins asked Peyton Manning to play after Ryan Tannehill injury

With Manning being retired, Gase chose to shoot a text over to the retired quarterback (via his dad, Archie Manning) to gauge his interest in coming back since the media was going to bring it up anyway. "I did not miss it like a lot of people told me that I would", Manning said. Bentley, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, threw for 1,420 yards, nine touchdo...

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  • Day becomes 1st Israeli driver to race at NASCAR's top level
Day becomes 1st Israeli driver to race at NASCAR's top level

Earnhardt said the track isn't as fast as it was last year , but that the team was still looking through things and looks to compare notes from Saturday from last year's notes from the race, when he finished 11th despite fast speeds during practice.

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  • Minnesota health care interests cool to Senate health bill
Minnesota health care interests cool to Senate health bill

Fewer than one in 3 Americans supports it, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. McConnell hopes to call a vote on the measure next week, all but daring Republican holdouts to oppose it and prolong what has already been a politically painful process to fulfil their promise to do away with Obamacare .

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  • Cindy's remnants bring street flooding from South to Midwest
Cindy's remnants bring street flooding from South to Midwest

The governor says he's received no reports of widespread flooding damage to homes or businesses and no requests for search and rescue needs. Meteorologist Jason Holmes of the National Weather Service said trees were down and buildings were reported damaged along the Interstate 20 corridor on the western outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama's most p...

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  • 2 killed in Englewood crash involving vehicle eluding police
2 killed in Englewood crash involving vehicle eluding police

While officers were placing the female driver in custody, police say a male passenger hopped in the driver's seat of the auto and attempted to take off. Further details, including the victims' identities, were not available. The driver who struck the auto was taken into custody, according to police, and charges were pending Saturday morning.

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  • Severe threat expected to decrease overnight
Severe threat expected to decrease overnight

As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death. As the storm moves north, the Gulf Coast will experience potentially unsafe flooding and winds of 40 miles per hour to 50 miles per hour, CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said .

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  • Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill
Spicer hits back at Obama for criticism of Senate health bill

Statewide experts weighed in on the U.S. Senate's health care bill that was unveiled Thursday and its potential effects on New Jersey. With Republicans in the Senate holding only a 52-48 seat edge, they can afford only two defections to get to a 50-50 tie, allowing Vice President Pence to then presumably break any logjam.

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  • Other Opinion: Republican's health care hypocrisy is on full display
Other Opinion: Republican's health care hypocrisy is on full display

Senate Republicans are painting the new plan as less austere than the House bill which, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), would leave 23 million fewer people insured than under current law. ACA: Planned Parenthood eligible for Medicaid reimbursements, but federal money can not fund abortions. Und...

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  • Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU
Wounded congressman Scalise transferred from ICU

The FBI , which investigated the incident, said on Wednesday that Hodgkinson did not post online any threats against or references to members of Congress before the attack. 2 Democrat in the Senate, the Belleville News-Democrat reported . For most of that window in April, Congress was not in session. "I had a great meeting with St...

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