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Author: 0 Four Republican senators not ready to vote for healthcare bill

Millions of Americans have good, affordable health insurance because of the law, according to them. A police spokeswoman said numerous protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor". On Facebook , Obama said "fundamental meanness" was at the heart of the bill. "Poorer and working-class Americans will eventually face more costly health insurance that may provide them with fewer benefits", he explained .

Author: 0 Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

While neither of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators has committed to back the Senate GOP health plan , advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on only one of them: physician Bill Cassidy.

U.S. Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill
Author: 0 Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

We don't yet know if Republican leaders in the Senate can muster enough votes from their members to overcome the solid voting opposition that is guaranteed to come from Senate Democrats. So much for his urging the Senate to deliver something with more "heart" than the "mean" House bill. Though he lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, Trump last week privately called the House measure "mean" and called on senators to make their version more "generous".

U.S. Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods
Author: 0 Alabama warns of floating fire ants in floods

The National Weather Service said a combination of the remnants of former Tropical Storm Cindy and severe weather from a cold front expected to push through Friday night raise the risk of flooding late in the week. Gov. John Bel Edwards said the advance notice of the storm gave officials time to put emergency plans in place. A flash flood watch goes into effect at 2 a.m.

Author: 0 Sixers make it official, select Markelle Fultz with No. 1 overall pick

I don't know how they knew, but they knew. Fultz led the Pac-12 in scoring, finished No. 6 among all Division I players, and was the top freshman scorer in the country. The Huskies were 9-22. "It was just fun to have them come out". "It's been a while", team president Bryan Colangelo said, pointing toward championship banners hanging in the team's New Jersey complex.

Author: 0 GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

As lawmakers made speeches about the legislation on the Senate floor, a protest erupted outside McConnell's personal office, with many people in wheelchairs blocking a hallway, holding signs and chanting: "No cuts to Medicaid". In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. "Congress has a responsibility to resolve these issues and stabilize the individual insurance market, and over the next several days, I will take time to fully ...

Author: 0 Dean Heller Becomes the Fifth GOP Senator to Oppose Health Care Bill

The announcement comes after weeks of discussions behind closed doors. Unlike the Affordable Care Act and the House bill, the Senate bill contains no incentives or inducements for healthy people to maintain medical coverage. "It's a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America", former President Barack Obama wrote in a Facebook post .

Author: 0 We Don't Know Much About the Fitzgerald Collision and That Seems Odd

Seven crew members were unaccounted for after the collision flooded berths with seawater. He said the work by the sailors prevented a far worse situation. The Navy said that the collision happened at the home of the 7th Fleet which is 103 kilometers southwest of Yokosuka. Under maritime law, the container ship had an obligation to avoid a collision if it was trying to overtake the destroyer from behind.

Author: 0 What The Democratic Loss in Georgia Means For The Midterms

CNN called the election for Handel at 10 p.m., when the results stood at 53-47 percent. Handel established an early lead Tuesday, and except for one brief period early in the evening. "He didn't write that", Pelosi said. First of all, obviously I am not insane about Donald Trump . Ryan added, "I don't think it's fair. I thrive on competition, and I welcome the discussion", she said.

U.S. Property Owners Lose at US Supreme Court in Development Case
Author: 0 Property Owners Lose at US Supreme Court in Development Case

Writing for the majority Friday, Justice Anthony Kennedy affirmed the lower court ruling: "Considering petitioners' property as a whole, the state court was correct to conclude that petitioners can not establish a compensable taking". The lots were later transferred to his children in the 1990s. St. Croix County, Wis., officials blocked the sale, citing 1976 regulations that bar new construction on lots in the area to prevent overcrowding and pollution on the St.

U.S. Republican convicted of assaulting reporter to join House
Author: 0 Republican convicted of assaulting reporter to join House

He said Wednesday he'll be co-sponsoring bills to create term limits for members of Congress, to prohibit members of Congress from becoming lobbyists and to balance the federal budget. He has already filed for re-election in 2018. Earlier Wednesday, Gianforte joined Montana's two US senators in a Senate office building for the weekly "Montana coffee", an informal meeting with constituents held each week while Congress is in session.

U.S. Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote
Author: 0 Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

Tori talked to Elite Daily in detail about how she feels about her school dress code and why she was inspired her to rebel against it. Tori DiPaulo couldn't help but point out in her senior quote that the robe she's wearing in her yearbook photo violates the school's dress code.

Author: 0 The Next Step on North Korea

USA officials urged China to work with the United States and others to crack down on illicit North Korean activities that help fund the leadership in Pyongyang, and to prevent their companies from doing business with sanctioned North Korean entities, Tillerson said .

Author: 0 NYC's Public Theater defends production after sponsors withdraw

Delta first announced its decision to withdraw funds from Julius Caesar in response to pro-Trump supporters on Twitter , then as an official statement: "No matter what your political stance may be, the graphic staging of " Julius Caesar " at this summer's Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines' values".

Author: 0 California AG bans state travel to Kentucky, 3 other states

Under a new law that took effect in California on January 1 that bans state-funded travel to places with discriminatory laws, Becerra has to keep a list of those laws and the places where state travel is banned. The ACLU's Kathy Miller said: 'These religious refusal bills radically redefine a fundamental right by allowing religion as a justification to discriminate or refuse to obey laws you don't like.

Author: 0 Another mistrial in case of USA officer who shot black man

The jury on Friday afternoon told the judge they were nearly evenly split in their votes and didn't anticipate coming to a decision. At Tensing's first trial in November, the jury deliberated for 25 hours before the judge called a hung jury and a mistrial.

Author: 0 'Making a Murderer': Federal court upholds overturned conviction

Brendan Dassey was sentenced to life in prison back in 2007 for the death of photographer Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin. Magistrate Judge William Duffin had ruled in August that the conviction was based on a coerced confession that Dassey, now 27, gave as a 16-year-old with a learning disability.

U.S. Southwestern Part Of The USA Suffering From Heat Waves Causing Health Hazards
Author: 0 Southwestern Part Of The USA Suffering From Heat Waves Causing Health Hazards

The valley is one of the hottest places in the world at the height of summer. R. J. Hansman, an aeronautics professor at MIT, says the plane's parts may become too soft or even melt. "I have air conditioning there". Authorities say people should avoid the outdoors and be in air-conditioned buildings during the heat wave. A study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that "around 30% of the world's population is now exposed to climatic conditions exceeding (a) ...

U.S. Federal Appeals Panel Rules Making a Murderer Confession Was Coerced
Author: 0 Federal Appeals Panel Rules Making a Murderer Confession Was Coerced

The state Justice Department appealed the ruling to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals , a move that kept Dassey behind bars pending the outcome . An appellate panel on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling awarding a new trial to Brendan Dassey , the teenage murder convict made famous by the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer." But the 27-year-old, one of two men serving life sentences featured in the Netflix series, could face a re-trial after a panel of three judges ...

Author: 0 Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

McConnell, R-Ky., has little margin for error: Facing unanimous Democratic opposition, "no" votes by just three of the 52 GOP senators would sink the legislation. If it passes the Senate, it will go to the House. "And I can not support a bill that is going to make such deep cuts in Medicaid". The additional funds would continue through 2020, and be gradually reduced until they are entirely eliminated in 2024.

U.S. Sears to close another 20 stores
Author: 0 Sears to close another 20 stores

WBAL reports real estate investment trust Seritage, which owns the 20 real estate properties, confirmed the closings- 18 Sears stores and two Kmart stores - in a government filing Friday. The only Chicago-area store among the 20 closing is on North Harlem Avenue in Galewood, Riefs said. The future of one of the best-known brands in the retail travel industry - Sears Travel - is up in the air now that Sears Canada Inc.

Author: 0 Senate Bill to repeal Obamacare, Reaction to cuts in Georiga

Senate Republicans have finally unveiled a draft of their Obamacare replacement bill , which Democrats were quick to condemn. However Obama, whose best-known domestic policy achievement stands to crumble, offered a scathing critique of the new bill just hours after its release .

U.S. Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Author: 0 Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Asked what would need to be included in the bill to get him on board, Mr Paul said: "It has to look less like Obamacare light - it's got to look like what we promised ". "It will make families pay more for less care and increase the number of people who are uninsured". While the draft bill has drawn criticism from around the country, and especially from Democrats , U.S.

U.S. Sunshine with isolated afternoon storms today
Author: 0 Sunshine with isolated afternoon storms today

Friday will be a much more humid day with a mix of clouds and hazy sun. There are a few areas with high water levels and a few showers could cause some localized flooding. Mostly cloudy and muggy. Sunday looks absolutely ideal for the end of the weekend. Chance afternoon showers/thunderstorms. High: mid-upper 80s. A ridge of high pressure takes over briefly for Thursday with mostly sunny skies and a warm afternoon temperature around 80 degrees.

U.S. Pit Bull Mauls 2 Young Children Strapped Helplessly In Their Car Seats
Author: 0 Pit Bull Mauls 2 Young Children Strapped Helplessly In Their Car Seats

The kids, a 2-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, were in the minivan behind their nearby home. The children's mother immediately began trying to pull the rampaging pit bull off of her children , but was unable to stop the mauling. Lancaster police say the children's mother managed to pull the animal off them with the help of neighbors and others. "We fought the dog and it just was still attacking, and still attacking, and it wasn't attacking the adults, it was attacking the babies", Marsha ...

Author: 0 CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Look forward to making it really special! "Remember, ObamaCare is dead". Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. Brandon continued, "For more than seven years, Republicans ran on repealing Obamacare, and voters responded by giving the GOP a majority in the House in 2010, control of the Senate in 2014, and the White House in 2016".

Author: 0 After Vote, Party Leaders Say Perimeter Remains Battleground

Ossoff and his opponent, Republican Karen Handel - who won the seat on Tuesday evening with 52% of the vote - spent a combined $50 million raised from national Democratic and Republican organizations. Looked at in that light, Ossoff fared much better than one might have expected. The GOP should remember this, too: Democrats won the first seven special elections after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, but the midterm elections in 2010 were disastrous for the party.

U.S. Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald
Author: 0 Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

Jeffrey Smith. The two fatalities, the first recorded in the three-day heat wave, took place on Monday in Santa Clara County, south of San Francisco , and included a homeless person found in a vehicle, the San Jose Mercury News reported.

U.S. Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching
Author: 0 Special election losses leave Democrats divided, searching

The minority leader acknowledged that those seats left open by President Donald Trump's appointments were not Democratic priorities but she said they opened up new fronts for the party. On Thursday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent out a press release attacking Nevada Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen over her ties to Pelosi.