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Senate starts over on health care; bill would keep parts of Obamacare

While the House bill that passed by a razor-thin margin on May 4 requires states to provide coverage to people with pre-existing conditions, that coverage might not be affordable, Collins said. As of now, because the GOP pushed to vote before a new CBO score was released, it is unclear how much the new health care legislation would cost or how many people might lose their coverage.

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Three shot dead, including deputy in Arkansas

The woman who was in the residence was not named and she was not wounded, police said. Yell County Lieutenant Kevin Mainhart, 46, was fatally shot early on Thursday after pulling over a vehicle during a traffic stop. Mainhart was responding to a call about a disturbance at the home near Dardanelle when he spotted a auto associated with that address and stopped the vehicle.

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Comey declines Senate invite to testify in closed session

Two days before the election Mr Comey said the emails had been reviewed, and nothing had actually changed - Mrs Clinton should still not face criminal charges. Trump denied that account in a Fox News interview on Friday. Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey. Mr Burr, who is leading the Senate investigation into the issue, said he was "troubled by the timing" of the firing.

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Torch-bearing protesters march to defend Confederate statue in Virginia

Just after 9 p.m., the gathering included several dozen protestors chanting "You will not replace us", " Russia is our friend " and the Nazi-era phrase "Blood and soil". South in recent months over the removal of statues celebrating leaders of the Confederacy, the slave-holding group of states that broke with the North in the early 1860s, prompting the 1861-1865 Civil War.

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Donald Trump: Israeli and Palestinian Peace 'the Toughest Deal to Make'

In a press conference with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be solved. And "for many Palestinians, after all these years, Abbas has not delivered the goods", as NPR's Daniel Estrin reported . Abbas had earlier reiterated a longstanding demand for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a Palestinian state.

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UNESCO Rejects Israel Sovereignty Claims Over al-Quds

He singled out the United States for voting against the resolution; in December as one of the Obama administration's last acts, the USA abstained from a U.N. Those who voted against were the U.S., U.K., Germany, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Togo, Paraguay, Greece, Lithuania and Italy. According to Israeli diplomatic officials, when Sweden made clear that it would vote for the measure, other European Union countries who were not comfortable with it - led by Italy, the Netherlands, Greece and ...

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President Trump's Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty

The president signed the executive order Thursday - the National Day of Prayer - in the White House Rose Garden. Metcalf-Armstrong said although the order stops short allowing groups and businesses to discriminate against the LGBT community- the overall vagueness of the executive order could be unsafe.

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Sean Spicer under fire during crucial week for Trump

Spicer is not scheduled to address reporters at all for the remainder of the week. "Another Tuesday at the White House", Sarah Huckabee Sanders quipped as she finished speaking on Fox News from its outdoor set, as the voice of Kellyanne Conway continued to banter with CNN's Anderson Cooper from the next booth over.

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Warner: Comey won't testify to intel panel next week

CNN citing unnamed source said Comey was "not anxious about any tapes" Trump may have. "We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust", Sasse said on CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) declined, through representatives, to describe their conversations with Trump.

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Trump Praises Aussie Medicare After Repealing Obamacare

And, amid the praise for fallen American and Australian soldiers, Trump also took the time to praise one Australian who has helped boost his own career: Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire chairman of News Corp., which owns Fox News. "I don't think it was much more than that", White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a Friday press conference. 'It didn't mean anything more than that'.

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Lawmakers want answers from the White House after Trump's 'tapes' tweet

Comey refused, saying he could not make such a pledge, but he promised to always be honest with the President. White House press secretary Sean Spicer later said Mr Trump had nothing more to say on the "tapes" but that the tweet the president had put out was "not a threat" to Mr Comey .

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How a mom, daughter and flamboyant Alabama congressman made Mother's Day patriotic

You taught me everything, and for this, I will always be grateful. That was not the intent of Anna Jarvis, who is regarded as the founder of Mother's Day but came to lament the commercialization of the holiday. Andrea Granieri, director of development and marketing at Envision and an Anderson Township resident, says for Mother's Day she wants both: "a day to myself and a day with my kids".

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Wildfire continues to spread in southern Georgia

The wildfire started April 6. The West Mims fire, burning in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge , is 12 percent contained and has blazed through more than 118,000 acres for about a month, according to officials. Firefighters take a break Monday, May 8, 2017 , outside a church in St. George, Ga., where officials have issued a mandatory evacuation as a vast wildfire burns at the town's edge.

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Gun-friendly Trump may be slowing gun sales

The eight-year assault on your freedoms has come to a crashing end. During the presidential race, he became a champion of gun rights and often spoke about his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's intent to abolish the Second Amendment - a claim she never made.

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Parents demonstrate at school where 8-year-old was bullied

The school district had refused to release the video but chose to do so to counter what it said was the detective's suggestion that the children who poked or nudged or kicked Gabriel were assaulting him. Leader described the boy as a "happy-go-lucky kid" who had shown no signs of mental issues. When Reynolds asked him what happened at school the day he was knocked unconscious, he said he didn't know, her attorneys said.

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Just 29% of Americans approve of Trump's decision to fire Comey

It has been reported, too, that Trump sought repeated oaths of loyalty from Comey, despite the fact that his role is supposed to be independent and non-partisan. But the focus for most Americans has been on the connection - if there is one - between Trump's campaign and the Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

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Trump pushes religious freedom during Liberty University commencement speech

Trump, who has frequently attacked the press for being critical of him, told graduates they should "turn your hopes and dreams into actions". Falwell also said he was honored that Trump picked Liberty for his first commencement speech .

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In testing missile, N. Korea challenges South's new leader

North Korean engineers "may well be able to draw warhead re-entry data from that which is applicable to their ICBM ambitions", he said. The missile flew more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) before landing in the Sea of Japan (East Sea). He maintained that Japan is "strongly protesting" the launch. The move has been criticized by a number of countries, including the United States and South Korea.

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US Senate committee subpoenas former Trump adviser Flynn over Russia

He launched the slam shortly after the White House released photos of Trump's Oval Office meeting with Russia's foreign minister - a full day after Moscow put out its own photos of the meeting in the form of smiling images of Trump and his Russian visitors.

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Sean Spicer refuses to deny that Trump is taping White House visitors

Reporters also peppered Spicer with questions about whether Trump was recording in the Oval Office and Spicer responded that he had nothing further to say. Nonetheless, the White House has continued to use Clapper's Meet the Press remark as a talking point even after his clarification. "My practice during the six and a half years that I was at the DNI was always to defer to the director of the FBI - be it Director Bob Mueller or Director James Comey - on whether, when, and what to tell me ...

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Coroner reopens case of bullied 8-year-old who killed self

Now, she is re-examining Gabriel Taye's death, after it emerged that he was bullied and knocked unconscious at school two days before he died. The Cincinnati Public Schools released a choppy and grainy 24-minute-long surveillance that appears to show Gabriel trying to shake the hand of a boy who had earlier hit another child and then collapsing to the floor after being pushed into a wall at the entrance of a boys' bathroom.

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Sessions Calls for Stricter Mandatory Minimums

Do you think all drug offenders should be treated the same? Will this policy end up increasing America's prison population, which is already the biggest in the world? "(These included) to seek lower charging and lower sentencing in nonviolent drug cases, where the defendant wasn't a major or principle in a major drug ring, wasn't a multiple recidivist, wasn't a leader in a drug ring", said David Gray, law professor at the University of Maryland School of Law.

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A reporter was arrested for asking Trump officials a question

Heyman said he awaited Price's entry to the capitol building and as Price's entourage walked through the building, he asked questions concerning the Republican healthcare bill in Congress and if it considers incidents of domestic violence as pre-existing conditions.

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Lady Gaga Tweets Rihanna Best Dressed at the Met Gala 2017

Didn't snag an invitation? In addition to an on-air broadcast, "Live From The Red Carpet: The 2017 Met Gala ", the network will offer the content for free beginning at 7:30 p.m. Comme des Garçons is after all known for its larger-than-life, asymmetrical silhouettes and for presenting fashion as living and breathing sculpture.

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Amtrak Engineer Charged By Penn AG Over Fatal 2015 Crash

But at state level, the Pennsylvania Attorney General , Josh Shapiro, said the scope of his charges "go beyond" what was considered in the Philadelphia case. Federal investigators concluded Bostian lost track of his location before the 2015 crash after learning a nearby commuter train had been struck with a rock.

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Trump had no income from Russians, lawyer says, with some exceptions

Lynch said she had decided this spring to defer to the recommendations of her staff and the Federal Bureau of Investigation because her status as a political appointee sitting in judgment on a politically charged case would raise questions of a conflict of interest.

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Immigrants and unions march in cities across the USA on May Day

Police say they have arrested four activists for chaining themselves together to block the entrance to the county administration building in downtown Oakland. Streets around the Sansome Street office are closed as a few hundred residents, immigrants, youth, and workers march in the area. The week after Trump took office, he signed an executive order that temporarily suspended refugee admissions to the United States and suspended admission for people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

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Man in custody in attack on German tourist in Harlem

Boyce said Robinson is believed to have injured his hand in the attack on the tourist and left a trail of blood, including in a building he entered afterward. Robinson arrived back in New York City behind the smoked glass of an unmarked police vehicle. "He comes up to her, puts her in kind of like a headlock, and says 'Give me your bag, I have a gun, '" said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.

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Attorney general orders tougher sentences, rolling back Obama policy

The Harvard Journal on Legislation critiqued the Holder memo as an "expansion of executive", essentially scrutinizing the method used to impose the policy (i.e. "By definition, the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences ". "It looks like we're going to fill the prisons back up after finally getting the federal prison population down", said Kevin Ring, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums.

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Trump threatens to cancel all press briefings in 'fake media' tweet tirade

Tuesday: "This has nothing to do with Russia", White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN. His campaign faces a slew of investigations about whether it colluded with the Kremlin to derail Hillary Clinton's presidential bid. In Florida, where the president frequently spends weekends, both parties must consent to recording. It was not clear when Comey would speak for himself.

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Israel Rebukes Sweden Over UNESCO Vote

In total, Israel remembers 23,544 servicemen and civilians killed since 1860, the year it considers to be the start of the conflict with the Palestinians, when Jews founded the first neighbourhood outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

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Donald Trump Gives A Typically Bullshit Answer About Firing James Comey!

But Thursday marks the first time that Trump has dipped into their feud since becoming president. "I don't think there was ever an attempt to the pin the decision on the deputy attorney general", White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday.

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Texas Police Gun Down Unarmed Black Teen

The incident, which is receiving national media attention, is being investigated by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office. Edwards was killed Saturday night after being fatally shot in the head while leaving a party in a vehicle with his brothers and two others.

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8-year-old boy bullied at school days before killing himself

We have uploaded the video, in its entirety, blurring out faces of the students who appear to protect their privacy. But Detective Eric Karaguleff of the Cincinnati Police Homicide Unit viewed the security camera footage just days after Gabriel's death.

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Boos drown out Betsy DeVos' speech at Bethune-Cookman graduation

But perhaps they were asking themselves if they failed in their goal of educating the next generation over the last four years or succeeded? Anger towards DeVos is about more than her being an extension of President Donald Trump, however.


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