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After weeks of secrecy, Senate to unveil healthcare bill

The Senate hopes to have a vote next week on the measure, though it is not clear they will have the support to pass it. The Senate bill also takes a more gradual cut to Medicaid expansion while making deeper long-term cuts, according to the Post . Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy weakens; child dies from log in surf

Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority, addresses local meteorologists and media at a briefing April 26. Tropical Storm Cindy is now inland and is weakening, but Houston residents can still expect heavy rain across the area. Read More »

Donald Trump says he doesn't want a 'poor person' in cabinet roles

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Their presence there tonight, Trump said , was evidence that the country was "more unified than ever before". "I said: 'Because that's the kind of thinking we want'". "We'll be putting in legislation to that effect very shortly", he said, drawing enthusiastic applause from an audience of about 6,000 people, according to an estimate by the U.S. Read More »

Altice USA opens TKTKTK in the second biggest IPO of the year

The increase comes entirely from selling shareholders, who are now selling 51.9 million shares, compared with last month's plan to sell 34.5 million shares. In May, WideOpenWest went public at $17 per share , well below its expected range of $20 to $22 per share. Altice USA will list on Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker " ATUS ". Read More »

Man urinating at Pasadena Gold Line station arrested, found with guns, machete

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Initial investigations indicate Goodine boarded a train at a Chinatown station and got off at the Sierra Madre location, but Zubo said it was all still under investigation. "For these deputies, just another day ... looking at the small things that end up turning into big things", McDonnell said. Urinating man arrested at Gold Line Station. Read More »

United States congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers

Senior Republican Congressman Steve Scalise was among several victims shot and wounded at a baseball practice ahead of an annual game between lawmakers.Scalise was reportedly shot in the hip. Hodgkinson reportedly remained at the baseball field when the witness told him it was a Republican practice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Read More »

Sanders Signals Backing of Senate Slowdown Over Health-Care Bill

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The House passed the American Health Care Act in early May in a dramatic and sudden vote after abandoning a similar effort in March. To that end, McConnell fast-tracked the health bill by implementing Senate "Rule 14" , which allows the Senate to bypass the committee process - and thus a full committee debate - by placing it on the senate calendar for a vote. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

Louis area was killed on an Alabama beach when he was struck by a log that washed ashore. Heavy rainfall is expected for parts of the northern Gulf Coast, southeastern and eastern United States, with some areas experiencing the potential for "life-threatening flash flooding", the National Weather Service said. Read More »

Two deaths reported in California amid scorching heat wave

The cancellations were for operations by smaller regional jets that have lower maximum operating temperatures than full-size airliners. In Phoenix , the thermometer reached a high of 119 degrees on Tuesday, a temperature that has only been matched or exceeded four other times, according to the Associated Press . Read More »

Thunderstorms in the Thursday forecast

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Highs around 83. Wind E 20-30 miles per hour. There's another chance for isolated storms Wednesday evening. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. A southwesterly breeze will keep shoreline locations cooler, with highs in the lower 80s. Winds N at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Winds will be from the northeast at 5-10 miles per hour and there will be a continued 20-30 percent chance of thundershowers to thunderstorms for the area. Read More »

McConnell To Release Repeal And Replace Bill Thursday

Senate Republicans are expected to release a draft of their healthcare bill Thursday, with leadership hoping to vote on the measure before their July 4 recess. Thune said "it's high time we turned the page on this failed Obamacare experiment". According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, there are more than 34 million non-elderly people of color who depend on Medicaid for health care. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy churns tides in Gulf

The main road leading to the island's narrow western end is partially covered with water, and the city is moving vehicles and equipment to higher ground. As for tornadoes, the National Weather Services says the threat is low west of the storm's center track. Our forecast is looking much drier and sunnier from Thursday through early this weekend with only isolated afternoon showers and storms. Read More »

UK, EU's historic Brexit talks commence

Professor Portes said the other European Union leaders will welcome the change in tone but are unlikely to be more conciliatory in turn. Barnier said the two sides will have one week of negotiation every month, and use the time in between to work on proposals and exchange them. Read More »

The Senate Considers Keeping Obamacare Taxes

Mr Trump had called the House bill a "great plan" when it passed by four votes but it was heavily criticised and was unlikely to get through the Senate . In short, by their actions it seems our Republican colleagues are ashamed by this bill". And when I said, let's do this, let's go out, just short little shots for each one of us and let's say how good this plan is - we don't have to talk about this unbelievable - wasn't it unbelievable? Trump changed his mind when he saw news reports ... Read More »

Hospital: Rep. Scalise, wounded in Va

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Jack Sava, the hospital's director of trauma, Scalise was awake initially but was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, due to severe bleeding. Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika remain hospitalized, but both are improving. "When he arrived, he was in critical condition with an imminent risk of death", Sava said at a briefing on the congressman's condition. Read More »

Senate backs measure limiting president's power to lift sanctions

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Final approval of the bill came a day after a 97-2 vote in favor of an amendment to the Iran Sanctions bill that puts into law existing American sanctions against Russia, dealing not only with USA protests over aggression in Crimea and Ukraine, but also in response to Russian cyber attacks linked to the 2016 elections. Read More »

Australia suspends Syria operations after Russian threats

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On June 6, the coalition "destroyed" pro-Syrian regime forces who had advanced beyond a de-confliction zone near At Tanf. The drone was thought to be armed and threatening USA troops on the ground, officials said . It is the first time in the Syrian conflict that the US-led coalition has shot down a Syrian jet. It comes after Russian Federation threatened to target coalition warplanes in retaliation for the USA downing a Syrian government jet, and as a U.S. Read More »

Boy killed by log in surf as tropical storm churns in Gulf

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Cindy was projected to produce 6 to 9 inches (15-23 cm) of rain that could reach up to 12 inches in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, and cause "life-threatening flash flooding", the NHC said. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a statewide state of emergency Wednesday morning, hours before Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall. Read More »

House blocks consideration of marijuana bill

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Tuesday, the State Senate gave broad bipartisan support to a bill that would change state law. "That's what other states have done". The House overwhelmingly approved the bill, which would set further regulations on growing and purchasing pot. Read More »

Johnson learned well after of DNC systems breach

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Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson appears before the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill, in Washington , Wednesday as part of the Russian Federation investigation . Johnson says a lot of internal discussion and consideration preceded an October statement about the hacking from his department and the director of national intelligence. Read More »

Key moments after the police shooting of Philando Castile

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The jury of seven men and five women, 10 of whom were white and two of whom were black, sided with the officer after deliberating for more than 25 hours spanning five days, acquitting Yanez on all charges. She says those arrested were booked at Ramsey County Jail on charges including being a pedestrian on the busy freeway. A Minnesota police officer was cleared earlier Friday in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile , a blac. Read More »

Trump takes victory lap at Iowa rally

Trump opened his speech by congratulating the Republican, Karen Handel , on her victory. The president also acknowledged and celebrated recent Republican victories in special elections in both SC and Georgia . Trump is visiting Iowa for the first time since the election. McCormick and Nesmith discuss the results of the special election in Georgia's sixth congressional district, where Republicans were able to keep the seat despite optimistic Democrats hoping to show distaste for ... Read More »

Trump meets with Sen. Cory Gardner, others about health care bill

During a ceremony at the Rose Garden, Trump praised the bill as " an incredible healthcare plan " and "something very, very incredibly well-crafted", according to the White House . The positive comments about the Senate plan tracks with Trump telling reporters during the meeting that the Senate should spend more on the bill to make it "generous, kind (and) with heart". Read More »

In Iowa, Trump rallies base, celebrates GOP resilience

On Wednesday night, Donald Trump made his way to Ceder Rapids, Iowa in front of thousands of cheering supporters. President Trump will head to Iowa Wednesday for the first time since being sworn into office for a series of official events followed by a campaign-style rally. Read More »

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

While acknowledging the necessity to hold Russian Federation accountable for its alleged meddling in US elections, Tillerson also emphasized the importance of a "constructive dialogue" with Russian Federation. The vote was overshadowed by Wednesday's shooting at a congressional Republican baseball practice - two senators were there, Rand Paul and Jeff Flake of Arizona - but the Senate kept on its schedule, and the bill is expected to be passed by the end of the week. Read More »

McCain: Only 'Stupid' Americans Would Still Have Interest In Visiting North Korea

The death of U.S. student Otto Warmbier following his incarceration in North Korea has shaken tour companies catering to thrill seekers, with several reconsidering whether to take Americans to the reclusive state. Doctors in the United States said his condition was probably caused by a heart attack that cut the blood supply to his brain. During interviews with American media, the South Korean president denounced the North for failing to notify Warmbier's family about his condition ... Read More »

Expert panel analyzes Philado Castile dash cam video of fatal shooting

In the video, you can see Yanez coming up to the auto and saying, "Your break lights are out", informing Castile that one break light is out, as Diamond Reynolds claimed. He replies: "OK, don't reach for it then". "When he saw Philando Castile go for the gun, grabbing it out of his pocket, he thought he was going to be killed", Gray said. Read More »

Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

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Contractually, the players the Golden Knights selected had to have an aggregate dollar value of 60 to 100 per cent of the prior season's upper salary cap limit, which was $73-million (U.S.). All-time nice guy Marc-André Fleury from Pittsburgh, which had to add a second-round pick to get Vegas to take him off their cap. With so many young players, we're not affected the way some teams are. Read More »

Man charged with MI airport terror

Sondgeroth said in an affidavit. Officials later said his condition had stabilized. On Twitter, Michigan State Police say the officer is in critical condition and the FBI was leading the investigation into Wednesday's incident. Rick Snyder asked state residents to "keep the attacked officer in your thoughts and prayers". He described Ftouhi as "cooperative" and talking to investigators. Read More »

Scalise upgraded to 'fair condition,' beginning rehabilitation

Scalise, a Metairie Republican, was shot in the hip with a bullet from a high-velocity rifle on June 13, as he and other congressional Republicans practiced for an annual charity baseball game. Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, is holding a blood drive for Scalise at the Capitol. Barth was hospitalized and released, Williams said. Read More »