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IL senators, local activists, blast GOP health plan

Sen. Roger Wicker of MS expressed some disappointment that the new bill still resembles Obamacare in some aspects. Pre-existing conditions: The Senate bill would require insurers to cover those ...

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Obama slams GOP health care bill and urges its defeat

It's also outrageous that 13 senators - all white men - drafted this bill in secret for weeks. "Leader Mitch McConnell even said he would repeal ObamaCare 'root and branch.' This bill, howev...

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Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Allow states to waive the guarantee of essential health benefits , which would segment the market into plans for sick people and plans for healthy people, driving up the cost of plans for people with ...

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U.S. senator met with North Koreans about student

Eighty-five percent of North Korea's imports in 2015 came from China, according to the Observatory of Economic Complexity. A public memorial will be held on Thursday morning at Wyoming High School...

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Police carry demonstrators away from protest

Alison Barkoff, director of advocacy for the Center for Public Representation, also helped organize the protest Thursday, according to the Associated Press. Protesters were organized by a group called...

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Prince George's Co.'s Markelle Fultz #1 pick in NBA Draft

With the No. 15 pick, the Blazers took small forward Justin Jackson out of North Carolina. "This is a dream come true, really", Fultz told reporters, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jimmy Butler a...

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City will offer free HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day

City will offer free HIV testing for National HIV Testing Day

Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is encouraging South Carolinians to get tested for HIV and other STDs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.2 million ...

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Tropical Storm Cindy pushes ashore in Louisiana

Earlier that day, 10-year-old Nolan McCabe was killed in Alabama by a log flung into the air by a wave. The boy was playing with a large log in the surf when a strong wave slammed the log into his h...

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Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

House GOP bill: Forbids abortion coverage by private plans sold to people who receive taxpayer subsidies . No public hearings are scheduled for the bill, and most Senators only got their firs...

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Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

Hospitals panned the Senate's latest health reform efforts on Thursday, blasting the chamber's newly released draft legislation as a draconian and devastating contraction of funds that support he...

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CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

But some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats, have complained about McConnell's proposal, the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he'd like to whisk it to ...

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Eboni Williams: Democrats Are 'Delusional' If They Stick With Pelosi

Eboni Williams: Democrats Are 'Delusional' If They Stick With Pelosi

The race for the 6th - a district made up of northern Atlanta suburbs - turned into the most expensive House race in history, with more than $50 million spent by both parties and super PACs. He was ba...

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Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September

Trump plans to release tax overhaul in early September

In Kansas in April, in Montana last month and in Georgia and SC on Tuesday, Democratic candidates outperformed their party's past showings, but still fell short where it counts: Republicans won. D...

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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in Louisiana

Waves crash into the seawall at the small craft harbor at Jones Park, in Gulfport, Miss., after midnight, Wednesday , June 21, 2017. Most of the severe weather was to the east of the storm. "Someth...

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Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters

Cindy, located about 30 miles (45 km) west-southwest of Lake Charles, Louisiana, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h), is expected to weaken into a tropical depression later on ...

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Capitol police arrest protesters, some in wheelchairs, outside McConnell's office

The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT, was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding. The statement also stated the group's protest ...

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Government health insurance markets holding up--barely

We should increase subsidies for middle class families, support a public option, and provide support to offset the costs of the sickest and most costly patients. Barr told me, in a room of more 100 ph...

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Sunk? Four GOP Senators Oppose The Better Care Reconciliation Act

In the Senate bill, that dollar amount would grow more slowly because, beginning in 2025, it would become tied to inflation, a less generous index than medical costs. Under the Senate bill, mone...

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'These Cuts Are Blood Money': Elizabeth Warren Slams Senate Health Care Bill

Capitol, June 20, 2017. "I'm also going to reserve judgement obviously until we get a CBO score". They said GOP characterisations of the law as failing are wrong and claimed the Republican plan ...

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GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

She says the protesters rely on Medicaid to help them live and she says the health bill amounts to " tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of people with disabilities". "It's about the charac...

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FBI says gunman James Hodgkinson acted alone in Alexandria shooting

He volunteered for Democrat Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign past year. And then early on the morning of June 14 , he went to the baseball field with his weapons. Bost said that the Capitol wa...

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Jury deliberations begin in police shooting

Jury deliberations begin in police shooting

Heaggan-Brown is still fighting those sexual assault charges. In Cincinnati, a jury began deliberations Monday in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police Officer Ray Tensing in the...

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GOP, Paul opposition imperil Senate health care bill

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. The bill would make significant changes to the Afford...

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Doctors Update Scalise's Condition Week After Shooting

Doctors Update Scalise's Condition Week After Shooting

Scalise was listed in critical condition after he and four others were shot during an ambush-style attack at a baseball field where a team of Republican lawmakers practiced ahead of an annual game a...

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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

It's called a " discussion draft " because they can still make changes to it in order to get the votes needed to pass. There are some promising changes to reduce premiums in the individual insurance...

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Some in Congress say security is needed for more members

Both Republican and Democratic leaders at the game encouraged a sense of unity in the wake of the shooting during an otherwise politically rancorous time in Washington when the parties are sharply div...

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'Obamacare Is Dead': Trump 'Very Supportive' of Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Some conservative and moderate GOP senators have their doubts about the bill. "That in turn will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums". The new growth rate would take eff...

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Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Tropical Storm Cindy Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Waves crash into the seawall at the small craft harbor at Jones Park, in Gulfport, Miss., after midnight, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Cindy has weakened significantly since coming ashore, being reclas...

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Record Heat Forces American Airlines to Cancel Flights in Phoenix

Record Heat Forces American Airlines to Cancel Flights in Phoenix

To be more specific here about the details, American Airlines reportedly cancelled 50 flights out of Phoenix Sky Harbor aboard Bombardier CRJ aircraft on Tuesday - a fair amount of business to cance...

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Obama Calls GOP Healthcare Plan 'Massive Transfer' of Money to Richest Americans

House GOP bill: To be protected, consumers must avoid a break in coverage of more than 63 days. Senate GOP bill: Forbids abortion coverage by plans sold to people who receive taxpayer subsidies. ...

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Cindy weakens to a depression

The center of the dying tropical storm could pass near Washington by Saturday morning and move off Massachusett's Cape Cod on Saturday evening, followed by a cold front, the National Weather Serv...

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Who wins, who loses with Senate health care bill

Gillespie said in a statement: "The Senate today took another important step forward in the effort to repeal the disaster that has been Obamacare". The Senate proposal is broadly similar to the b...

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Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Rain and Possible Flooding

A storm could cause a surge of up to three feet in isolated areas from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle and possibly spawn tornadoes from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley r...

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US Navy ship collides with merchant ship off Japan

Fitzgerald's commander, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, was evacuated by a Japanese naval helicopter while USA military copters evacuated two injured United States sailors. Photos of the Crystal showed damage to ...

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Local lawmakers weigh in on Senate GOP healthcare bill

The long-awaited plan marks a big step towards achieving one of the Republican party's major goals. "Leader Mitch McConnell even said he would repeal ObamaCare 'root and branch.' This bill, howeve...

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Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

It would then overhaul the program and reduce its federal funding more than the House bill would, beginning in 2025. The Massachusetts senator took to her social media accounts to accuse "cruel" Re...

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Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

Bodies of Missing Sailors Recovered from USS Fitzgerald

The seven sailors didn't make it out of the berthing area, the Navy said. The 10,000-ton destroyer and the ACX Crystal , a 29,000-ton container ship flagged in the Philippines, collided early ...

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Trump disputes former Federal Bureau of Investigation director Comey's claims

Trump used Friday's news conference with the president of Romania in the White House Rose Garden - to refute Comey's allegations - point by point. A day later, Trump accused Comey of lying under oat...

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Supreme Court to consider whether partisan election maps are unconstitutional

He said on Monday that Wisconsin's "redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional, and the district court should be reversed". In May, the Supreme Court struck down two districts ...

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Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas

Cindy weakens to tropical depression after landfall in Louisiana, Texas

The storm's effects have been felt along a long swath of the coast because the storm is disorganized. A flash flood watch goes into effect at 2 a.m. Fort Walton Beach, FL, experienced property damag...

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