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Republicans taking a big political risk on health care

But despite expressions of reluctance to enact the kind of damage that repealing Obamacare would do, Senate Republicans appear just as eager as their House colleague to do it anyway. Hoeven, responding to questions about whether some of the health law's taxes would remain in place for a longer time than the House bill in order to pay for a more generous package, said it would likely depend on the CBO estimate. Read More »

Tiger Woods DUI Arrest Video Shows Stumbling, Star Blames Medication Mix


When Woods is unable to tie the left shoe, the officer tells him he can take them off. Woods then tells the officer he doesn't remember what happened or being asleep in his vehicle when police approached. The police also noticed the auto had its brake lights on and signal for the right turn blinking. Woods said, "No" when asked if he had been drinking. Read More »

Trump Defends "Travel Ban" After Appeal To US Supreme Court


That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people! At best, the experts said, the solicitor general's office can no longer argue that the president himself wanted the executive order only to pause immigration from six Muslim-majority countries temporarily so the USA can study its vetting procedures. Read More »

Senate Republicans Hope You Won't Notice They're About to Repeal Obamacare

McCaskill countered by saying this was not how the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was shaped into law. One of its key provisions, an auto-enrollment feature that would automatically put individual consumers on a bare-bones plan as a way of expanding the risk pool, is reportedly on the table in the broader conference-wide discussions. Read More »

Ceremony marks 1 year since Pulse nightclub massacre


Churches around the world will ring their bells 49 times on Monday, to remember the 49 people killed at the Pulse nightclub shooting . Hundreds marched down Cedar Springs in Dallas on Sunday night to mark the one year remembrance of the deadliest mass shooting in US history at gay nightclub in Orlando . Read More »

Three US troops killed after Afghan soldier opened fire

The group named the attacker as Obaidullah from Kunar province, releasing a photo purporting to be him. Members of the Afghan security forces, including the army and police, are often undisciplined, corrupt and/or have conflicting loyalties, which leaves these institutions vulnerable to infiltration by the Taliban and other militant groups. Read More »

DC And Maryland Suing President Trump

A statement by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia says the lawsuit they've filed in federal court against President Donald Trump over his business dealings seeks an injunction to stop what they allege are the president's "constitutional violations". Read More »

Maryland, DC sue Trump over business dealings

The lawsuit cites the USA constitution's emoluments clause , which says no federal official should receive a gift or a fee from a foreign government. The Domestic Emoluments Clause says the president may receive only a salary set by Congress and no other emolument from the states. In a previous lawsuit filed in January in Manhattan federal court, an ethics non-profit, restaurant group and hotel events booker allege Trump violates the Constitution's "emoluments" clause, which bars him ... Read More »

Another US appeals court rules against Trump's revised travel ban


The post Breaking: US appeals court upholds block on Trump travel ban appeared first on Vanguard News . Trump's executive order also temporarily puts a halt to America's refugee program and reduces the number of refugees to be admitted this year to 50,000, instead of the 110,000 planned by the Obama administration. Read More »

A 'Covfefe Act' has been established following Trump's famous tweet


But the initial tweet that added a new word to the American lexicon no longer exists on Trump's Twitter; it was deleted from his feed and lives on exclusively in media reports of the inscrutable missive . The law's predecessor, the Presidential Recordings and Materials Preservation Act, placed former President Richard Nixon's records into federal custody post-Watergate to ensure he did not destroy records from his administration. Read More »

Stanley Cup Final 2017: Top Highlights, Storylines from Penguins vs. Predators


His only point in the previous five games of the Stanley Cup Final was an assist in the 6-0 Game 5 blowout. Here's another guy partaking in the festivities while holding a homemade Stanley Cup. He recorded 27 points in 24 play of games. "I'm proud of the guys and the way that they played", Laviolette said. Faith Hill became the latest to sing the national anthem with husband, star Tim McGraw, giving her a hug once finished before waving a towel in each hand. Read More »

Musicians Respond to Donald Trump's Strange 'Covfefe' Tweet


But this time, users the world over have been left scratching their heads over "covfefe": a weird word apparently created by the President. During Trump's nine-day trip overseas, there was a concerted White House effort to keep wayward tweets from distracting from the presidential images, according to two people with knowledge of the administration's plans but not authorized to discuss them publicly. Read More »

Dance choreographed in homage to pulse victims

They say this one-year anniversary is about paying tribute to those who died - and it is also a reminder that a little unity can go a long way. And Miranda, 37 - who memorably said, "Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love", in a sonnet dedicated to the Pulse victims at the 2016 Tony Awards - shared similar sentiments. Read More »

Sheriff: Explosion at Wisconsin plant kills at least 1

Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards confirmed the second death at a news conference Thursday evening. None of the workers have been identified. Two of them were treated and released, while 12 employees were transported to area hospitals by either ambulance, Med Flight or Flight for Life helicopters. Read More »

'American Idol' auditions coming to Carolinas


There are two open audition cities: Chicago on September 11 and New Orleans on September 14. But since then, producers set about to resurrect the show and a new season will launch next year on a new network - ABC. If you are interested in auditioning, you can submit a video online or display your talent via Instagram , Facebook, Twitter, or using the hashtag #TheNextIdol . Read More »

Boy suspected in murder of precious 10-year-old girl YouTuber


The boy reportedly told police he'd gotten separated from Campbell after a storm rolled in. Campbell's body was discovered Thursday about two miles from where she was last seen. They arrested the teenager Saturday night at 11:38 p.m. The tween had maintained an active YouTube presence, posting recent videos opening a Pokémon card and showing off her new glasses. Read More »

Video expected to be shown in Penn State pledge's death case

Barron said the team will carry out the new measures and work with the Board of Trustees. 4, 2017 after a hazing ritual known as "the gauntlet" in which pledges were made to consume exorbitant amounts of alcohol. Piazza did not appear on camera again until two hours later when fraternity brothers found him in the basement of the house, NBC Philadelphia reported . Read More »

'Body slam' congressman sentenced to 20 hours of anger counselling

GOP Rep. -elect Greg Gianforte will plead guilty to assaulting a reporter the day before being elected Montana's only congressman, a prosecutor said Friday. According to reporters in the court , Justice of the Peace Rick West initially sentenced Gianforte to four days in prison, with two to be served on a work release program. Read More »

Missing child alert in Brevard County


Sunday. A woman and a child have been found inside a Brevard County home intentionally set on fire, deputies said. The child was last seen wearing a black Harley-Davidson t-shirt and jeans. Meachum and his parents lived in the home at 855 Atz Road with an adult relative, Florida Today reported. Anyone with information on Sebastian's whereabouts has been asked to call 911 or the Brevard County Sheriff's Office at 321-264-5217. Read More »

Humid and hot with pop-up storms possible


Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Wednesday night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. South wind around 10 miles per hour. Becoming partly sunny with pop-up showers and storms between noon and 5pm, 30% chance of rain. Read More »

Lindsay Lohan Lands A Role In The British Comedy Series 'Sick Note'


In an unprecedented random event, Lindsay Lohan and Rupert Grint's worlds have collided in a flame-haired supernova to create a show that will hopefully kickstart both of the former child stars' somewhat stagnant careers. Producer Jo Sargent says, "We are thrilled to be making a second [season] of this nail-biting comedy and very excited to be welcoming the extraordinary talents of Lindsay Lohan to our all-star cast". Read More »

President Trump details one trillion dollar infrastructure plan

US President Donald Trump has presented a plan to improve the country's infrastructure and once again make the US a nation of "builders", giving authorities more freedom of action, fewer environmental regulations and private support. Trump has denied any collusion between Russian Federation and his campaign. People don't want to see what's going on. Mr. Withrow said before ObamaCare, his business could easily absorb premium increases of 5-10 percent, but under the Affordable Care Act he ... Read More »

GOP Lawmakers Stick With Trump After Comey Testimony

Earlier on Friday, Mr Trump tweeted that Mr Comey had given him "vindication" in the Russian Federation investigation. In his testimony , Comey also said Trump asked him in January to pledge loyalty to the president, an unusual request that would put in doubt the independence of the Federal Bureau of Investigation . Read More »

Trump calls ex-FBI director James Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Mr Comey alleges that Mr Trump then privately asked him to drop a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. "I think he was exonerated", GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Friday of Trump. The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said he he kept notes on his meetings with the president because he was concerned Trump might lie about the nature of their ... Read More »

Florida Residents Remember Victims of Pulse Nightclub Shooting


In Orlando, mourners brought flowers and painful memories to Pulse Nightclub . This time when she got an email from Everytown for Gun Safety , she wrote back immediately: "They killed my son". As Delgado's eyes adjusted to the darkness, the full magnitude of the carnage came into focus. One of those people was Angel Colon, who was quickly dragged outside to safety by Delgado and taken to the hospital. Read More »

Trump '100 per cent' willing to testify on Comey

Comey testified Thursday that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of investigation himself for interfering in the FBI's work. Detailing one-on-one talks with a sitting president - which under normal circumstances are private - Comey said he took painstaking notes for fear Trump might "lie" about the unusual encounters. Read More »

Trump proposes privatizing air traffic control


There's real potential here for big airlines to make it more expensive for you to fly, especially out of small airports. The announcement does not come as a surprise, as Trump met with airline CEOs in February. It's an approach that has always been championed by USA airlines. "Then those members, along with the board's CEO, would select four independent members". Read More »

Comey Says Trump Pressured Him On Russia Probe


Both answered in broad terms. Director Michael Rogers (R) and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats (L) testify during a Senate Select Intelligence Committee hearing on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act on Capitol HIll in Washington, DC, June 7, 2017. Read More »

Predators frustrated but confidence not shaken


To be blunt, Murray has been as brilliant as Rinne has been awful. Murray dominating goalie battle: Penguins rookie Murray is outplaying his veteran counterpart, and it isn't close. "I think there's things we can do better. They're not going to stop for anything". There went Pekka Rinne , headed down the visiting tunnel and into the dark, leaving his stick on the carpet and a two-game series deficit on the ice. Read More »

Warner: 'Unthinkable' if Trump pressured Comey to end FBI's investigation

Mr. Comey was cleared to testify by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, another former FBI director now overseeing the investigation into all things Russian Federation. However, Trump has publicly discussed his conversations with Comey before firing him last month - and legal experts have concluded that the president most likely, as such, has waived his ability to invoke privilege. Read More »

Bill Cosby's legal team attack sex assault accuser's credibility

Damage Control?: The prosecution introduced into evidence two calls Cosby's team made after Constand and her mother confronted him about the the encounter in question. She said that, at the time, she felt Cosby was taking the time to introduce her to people because she was "a Canadian person in a new city". On Tuesday, Constand testified , "I was having to recall a lot of facts", adding that "it was very overwhelming". Read More »

UK PM's Brexit plan has not changed, her spokesman says


The right-wing British press speculated Sunday that Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, a former journalist and the former Mayor of London , was plotting a leadership coup. Labour's next big push will come during the Queen's Speech on June 19 which will herald the opening of a new parliament in the United Kingdom and will contain a new budget as well as the program of government. Read More »