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Senate Republicans outline new health care plan

On Tuesday, Anthem announced it was pulling out of Ohio's Obamacare marketplace, leaving thousands without coverage on the private market. Nor did the approach to the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion . The GOP faces the twin pressures of quenching President Trump's thirst for a repeal bill so he can focus on cutting taxes and patching up a wobbly Obamacare market with mounting problems. Read More »

Most Americans oppose Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris climate deal

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The resolution says the state is projected to lose 11,000 outdoor recreation jobs and $281 million in labor earnings in recreation and tourism by 2050 as a result of climate change, and that the city is being directly threatened as well. Smokestacks emitting greenhouse gases. This is an issue that impacts all of us, and our company was an early and emphatic supporter of the Paris climate agreement . Read More »

USA urges Saudi allies to ease Qatar blockade

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Qatar has backed Islamist movements but vehemently denies supporting terrorism. In an apparent escalation of the crisis, staff at Al Jazeera , Qatar's influential satellite television news channel which often infuriates the rulers of the Arab world, said its computer systems had come under cyber attack. Read More »

John McCain explains exactly what he was asking James Comey

Deputy Attorney General from 2003-2005 and had worked in the intervening years at Lockheed Martin and HSBC, among other private sector jobs. "What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. COMEY: " With respect to - I'm a little confused". His comments Thursday afternoon were the first reaction from the White House to the highly-anticipated testimony , which referred all Comey and Russia-related questions to outside counsel. Read More »

Trump's Closest Allies Warn President It's Time to Stop Tweeting

For many Americans, including myself, United States President Donald Trump is like a pimple on social media that can not be squashed. Throughout his presidency and campaign, there has been a constant pattern where Trump says something ridiculous, his aides try to clarify the statement and say he did not mean it, and then Trump on Twitter declared, "Yeah I did". Read More »

Senators grill officials about Trump pushback on Russia probe

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I do not mean to be sarcastic about the goal of the recent Senate testimony of intelligence chiefs Dan Coats and Mike Rogers culminating with fired FBI Director James Comey , but everything critical that the public would want to know was considered by Coats and Rogers to be personal between each of them and the president, or the three witnesses promised to provide testimony in a secured setting. Read More »

US Open tee times, pairings: Thursday's first round

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Open next Thursday, he still was given a scheduled tee time that makes it slightly possible he can play in the major he hasn't won. Phil Mickelson, who could complete a career Grand Slam with a long-sought US Open victory, was given a late tee time by the USGA, despite saying last week that he would skip the tournament to attend his daughter Amanda's high school graduation in California. Read More »

U.S. intelligence chiefs decline to comment on Trump inquiry

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NPR congressional reporter Scott Detrow is with us once again. Scott, who's on deck today? SCOTT DETROW, BYLINE: Morning, Steve. "My hope will be that Admiral Rogers and Director Coats won't try to hide behind executive privilege. The Justice Department on May 17 appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the FBI investigation. The verbal sparring became so intense that Committee Chairman Richard Burr , a North Carolina Republican, intervened at one ... Read More »

Supermarket employee kills 3 co-workers, self in Pennsylvania

Stair and the victims were all employees working after hours inside the grocery store when he took out two shotguns from a duffel bag and fired on his co-workers at about 12:50 a.m. He would also admit to feeling "dead" and depressed in some of the old excerpts included in the "Westborough High Massacre" video . The extensive cache of videos and messages Stair uploaded to his Twitter account before the killings were posted under the name Andrew Blaze , which is also how he identifies ... Read More »

It's not Comey versus Trump - it's Putin versus America

Comey said it was that tweet that prompted him to leak his written recollections of his conversations with President Trump. Russian President Vladimir Putin's influence in the 2016 American elections is undeniable, former FBI Director James Comey pointed out at Thursday's hearing. Read More »

Pelosi: Trump Shows 'Contempt for Justice'

Later in the segment Pelosi was asked once again if she was concerned about the president's health, with the Democrat responding "I'm concerned about his fitness for office". Unfortunately for Mrs. Pelosi, Trump is only 140 days into his four-year term. As The HuffPost pointed out, sleep deprivation may lead to a series of mental health issues such trouble focusing, mental exhaustion, and bad decision-making. Read More »

Jeff Sessions had one hell of a bad week

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Trump did not accept Sessions' offer at the time , and Sessions apparently has no plans to quit in the near future. At the White House, Sanders also said the president still has confidence in his Cabinet members, when asked whether he still supports Attorney General Jeff Sessions: "Absolutely, the president has confidence in all of his Cabinet". Read More »

Clinton blames Comey, Russia, WikiLeaks, media, DNC for election loss

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Hillary Clinton has a hunch about Donald Trump's mysterious tweet , " covfefe ". Comey two days before the election closed the second Clinton email investigation. Spicer had said that only Trump and a small number of people knew the meaning of the word. In her interview at the Recode conference Wednesday, she went as far as to say that she believes American supporters of Trump colluded with the Russians. Read More »

'Too Much': Majority Of Voters Want The President Off Twitter

On the broader question of whether his tweets are hurting his presidency, 57 percent of voters said yes. Comey was sacked May 9 and Trump tweeted May 12, " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" MORE: Trump's legal team to file complaint with DOJ about Comey leak " Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication", Trump wrote , suggesting that Comey, who was under oath at the hearing, ... Read More »

Lil Wayne Sued for Hate Crime After Punching Club Bouncer

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A white bouncer filed a civil rights lawsuit Friday against rapper Lil Wayne , alleging that an attack outside a Hollywood nightclub previous year was racially motivated. Obvi, Lil Wayne's camp has denied the rapper punched the front doorman in the first place. Since he specified his skin color, the bouncer reportedly says that Wayne's behavior is considered a hate crime. Read More »

42 workers combine to claim $1M Powerball prize

The last Powerball drawing to produce a jackpot victor was on April 1, said California Lottery spokesman Mike Bond. The extra dollar also automatically boosts the second prize of matching all five numbers from $1 million to $2 million. Read More »

Why did 24-year-old kill 3 at Pa. grocery store?

Almost 24 hours after 24-year-old Randy Stair opened fire inside a Weis Market near Tunkhannock , investigators are painting a picture of a night of terror inside the store. "She was a model tenant and wonderful mother", Burridge said. Check back with the Times Leader for more information . Sterling's niece, Ashley Smith, described Sterling as a kind-hearted man "who would do anything for anybody". Read More »

Woman Accused of Using Suicidal Boyfriend as 'a Pawn' in Manslaughter Trial

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In this October 14, 2016, file photo, defendant Michelle Carter is seated inside Taunton Juvenile Court during a pretrial hearing in Taunton, Mass . Carter's lawyer argues the text messages are protected free speech . Carter , Flynn said, helped Roy plan his death and keep it secret, encouraged him to follow through with it and then badgered him when he had second thoughts. Read More »

Trump In Cincinnati: 'Time To Rebuild Our Country'

Trump understands that without the support of the people, the Senate will not pass health care reform that can resolve numerous problems created by the Affordable Care Act. In late November 2016, Trump adviser Steve Bannon told the Hollywood Reporter flat out that the ideal infrastructure plan would be financed by deficit spending. Read More »

Comey friend with memo in contact with Senate panel

Comey then thought of his friend, Daniel Richman , a Columbia law professor who was living life out of the spotlight that he suddenly finds himself thrust into. Comey said he would allow Richman to release it. Comey's statement was part of three hours of testimony he gave before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read More »

Police seek grandma suspected in stabbings that killed baby

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The Times notes it is not immediately clear when or why Darrington Clark was released from the mental hospital, or if the daughter who was hurt in the 2005 attack is the same one who was injured in Monday's stabbing. A spokesman at the California Department of State Hospitals said officials can't comment on individual cases. Attorney Robert Sheahen , who represented her at that time, said she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and that Los Angeles County prosecutors had agreed with the ... Read More »

Adam West learned to embrace Batman role he couldn't shake

He starred as the Cape Crusader on the campy small-screen version of the popular comic books for three seasons, from 1966-1968, until its cancellation; he also appeared as the character in the 1966 feature-film spin-off Batman: The Movie (commonly known now as Batman 1966). Read More »

Hope Trump will rethink decision on Paris deal: Rajnath

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Not true. "From the start", reports the Post , "the agreement was created to have the kind of plasticity Trump seemed to be seeking by allowing nations to choose the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions they were willing to cut". In many cases, we look at what he was reacting to and whether what he said was accurate. It is quite important to welcome the recommitment to the Paris Accord by other G7 members, except the U.S., as well the European Union and China that have made a joint ... Read More »

Who do you believe, Comey or Trump?

President Donald Trump on Friday claimed "total and complete vindication" after ousted FBI Director James Comey said he was not personally under investigation in a probe into Russian interference in last year's USA election . Corey Lewandowski , Trump's former campaign manager, slammed Comey on the "Today" show saying he was part of the "deep state" and was out to get the president. Read More »

Man arrested in raid in connection with London attack

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The 29-year-old man was detained in Newham, east London - the 18th person to be arrest in the inquiry. Police searching for a French man who has been missing since the London Bridge attack say they have recovered a body from the River Thames. Read More »

Cavs end Warriors perfect postseason run in Game 4

It's gone. It's over with. It's gone. 16-1 sounds pretty damn good anyway. Forget about that undefeated talk. "It's time to put on a show for our fans". The Cavs with their backs against the wall made a decision to hit them in the mouth directly. "But when everyone has two fouls, it's hard to match their physicality". Read More »

Woman accused of leak indicted, faces detention hearing

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District Court charges 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information. She was arrested Saturday on charges of violating the Espionage Act by "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet", a criminal complaint stated. Read More »

Two US intel chiefs say were never pressured by White House

During Wednesday morning's Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats , NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers , and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe repeatedly declined to directly answer whether Trump asked them to publicly downplay the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Russian Federation probe, or to otherwise interfere with the investigation, as numerous reports claim . Read More »

Iran arrests 7 suspects for supporting Tehran attacks

Iranians mourn during the funeral of the victims of the attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in the capital Tehran on June 9, 2017. Pictures on social media showed how people, including children, fled through the windows of the parliament building. "It feels safe to see police everywhere". Read More »

LeBron James throws pass off glass for one-man alley-oop

Golden State's quest for a championship , an NBA Finals sweep and the first flawless postseason in league history is underway. Going back to James' legacy in NBA , some sports writers believe his legacy in the league would not affect if he loses this year's NBA Finals . Read More »