• US student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'
US student freed from North Korea suffered 'severe neurological injury'

Later in answer to a question, Warmbier said his son had been "taken hostage" by the North Korean regime. "It was kind", Fred Warmbier said. The University of Virginia student returned to OH late Tuesday and hospitalized after being detained for 18 months in the Hermit Kingdom after being convicted of stealing a propaganda poster from a h...

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  • $60000 reward offered for escaped inmates
$60000 reward offered for escaped inmates

Hours later, authorities converged on the small city of Madison , about 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the north, where they determined the fugitives had ransacked a house about 10:30 a.m. The most promising lead could be the pickup truck, a 2008 Ford F-250, bearing the Georgia tag BCX 5372. Authorities have also not said if they believe the pair i...

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  • Senate healthcare debate heats up — Sunday shows preview
Senate healthcare debate heats up — Sunday shows preview

In a joint statement , Cruz, Johnson, Paul and Lee said they oppose the bill because it does not fully repeal the Affordable Care Act . He said amendments during the upcoming debate "cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation".

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

House GOP bill: Reduces the generous federal match for expanded Medicaid to the same rate states get for other beneficiaries, starting in 2020. "And the tax credits in the bill will also be better-designed". President Obama posted a 900-word statement on Facebook yesterday, decrying the Senate bill as a gift to the rich at the expense ...

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  • Atkins: Washington's ills painfully obvious in health care discord
Atkins: Washington's ills painfully obvious in health care discord

American Nurses Association President Pamela Cipriano holds up a list of essential health benefits as she discusses the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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  • Watchdog groups sue Trump for violating Presidential Records Act
Watchdog groups sue Trump for violating Presidential Records Act

Encrypted messaging apps automatically delete messages, which would prevent those communications from being archived. Following Richard Nixon's presidency, Congress passed the Presidential Records Act in 1978, setting strict rules for the preservation of presidential records during a presidential term - including electronic messages like email...

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  • North Korea FINALLY reacts to claim it tortured USA prisoner
North Korea FINALLY reacts to claim it tortured USA prisoner

South Korea's Defense Ministry said the bombers engaged in routine exercises with its fighter jets aimed at deterring the North. Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said the U.S. Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. "Countries around the world and in the UN Security Council are joining in this...

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  • Disabled protesters stage sit-in outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office
Disabled protesters stage sit-in outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office

The statement also stated the group's protest falls on the 18th anniversary of Olmstead v. LC - the 1999 Supreme Court Ruling that first recognized disabled people's right to live in communities rather than institutions. Republicans have been clear for the better part of a decade that Obamacare must be repealed, and the disintegrating support a...

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  • TrumpCare Is Back On Life Support: Nevada Senator Heller Slams Bill
TrumpCare Is Back On Life Support: Nevada Senator Heller Slams Bill

Brian Sandoval Friday morning, pointing to the bill's dramatic reductions in Medicaid . "In this form, I will not support it", Heller said. Heller did indicate he is open to negotiations on the bill that could move him to a yes vote, but any movement toward the center in the bill could risk further alienating a group of conservatives who annou...

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  • Republicans Present Healthcare Bill: Top 5 Gainers
Republicans Present Healthcare Bill: Top 5 Gainers

Hudis, MD. The bill contains multiple, serious deficiencies - but also a few opportunities. Yet it still would force those states to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage. About a fourth of respondents said the bill made "minor reductions" to Medicaid , and 13 percent didn't realiz...

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  • Man's body found a day after disappearing in Lake St. Clair
Man's body found a day after disappearing in Lake St. Clair

The Macomb County sheriff's office says Virdest Day was on a boat that was returning to Harrison Township from the annual Jobbie Nooner party. A second passenger went into the water while attempting to help the first passenger. The Coast Guard command center in Detroit received notification at about 8 p.m. local time of a 44-year-old male who fel...

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  • Military jet practicing for OH air show in accident
Military jet practicing for OH air show in accident

Emergency response personnel rushed to a runway at the Dayton International Airport in OH after a "mishap" involving a fighter jet practicing for an air show. Technical Sgt. Kenneth Cordova (seen here) and Capt. Erik Gonsalves , were conducting a familiarization flight for the Dayton Air Show, said Thunderbirds commander Lt.

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  • ACA insurance markets holding up - barely - for 2018
ACA insurance markets holding up - barely - for 2018

Ironically, it was questions on this score that lead to Rep. Greg Gianforte being found guilty of assaulting a reporter. Within weeks, they will vote on a bill that will have far-reaching impacts; hopefully their constituents will have let them know how they would like them to vote.

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  • Flash flooding expected through Saturday morning
Flash flooding expected through Saturday morning

Water wasn't the only problem. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be the biggest threats from Cindy. The rain should become more organized in a southwest to northeast oriented axis on Saturday and begin a final push southward as a cold front moves in.

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  • EJ Dionne Jr.: Georgia provides lessons to Democrats
EJ Dionne Jr.: Georgia provides lessons to Democrats

The Democrats' long losing streak continued this week in a Southern suburban district that Donald Trump barely won last fall. Georgia's 6th District is about 13 percent black, and that vote mattered. And it's especially true when, as in these examples, no one expects the incumbent party's candidate to lose. If Democrats lost, Krauthammer said...

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  • Democrats look to the future after suffering demoralizing loss in Georgia
Democrats look to the future after suffering demoralizing loss in Georgia

Filemon Vela of Texas, who supported Pelosi's bid to keep her leadership seat previous year, told Politico . "We turn now to that special election in Georgia overnight, being closely watched by the White House and the country", announced Muir.

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  • Government health insurance markets holding up -- barely
Government health insurance markets holding up -- barely

So, yes, fewer people will have health insurance because it is their choice to refuse coverage. She holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has been widely quoted in the media regarding various health care issues.

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  • Does the country's political divisiness mirror the country's attitudes toward gun control?
Does the country's political divisiness mirror the country's attitudes toward gun control?

The survey found Republican owners twice as likely - 91 percent to 43 percent - to say owning a gun is "essential to their freedom". For example, when people were asked whether it was more important to protect gun rights or control gun ownership, 51 percent favored gun control and 47 percent favored gun rights.

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  • Gunman at Virginia ballfield kept local storage locker with ammunition
Gunman at Virginia ballfield kept local storage locker with ammunition

An update on the Louisiana Republican's condition was posted to his Twitter account Friday afternoon, saying his "continued good progress allowed him to be transferred out of the Intensive Care Unit on Thursday". Last Wednesday, he went to the unit at 6:23am and left it at 6:35am. The unemployed former home inspector from Belleville, Illino...

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  • With cameras banned from White House press briefing, CNN sends sketch artist
With cameras banned from White House press briefing, CNN sends sketch artist

In the immediate term, all this craziness may well divert the nation from revelations of the Senate's heretofore secret health care legislation and the fact that it would do grievous harm to Donald Trump's own promise to leave the Medicaid system intact.

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