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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill's Flaws

Older, low-income people would be hit hardest by the changes, the CBO says, because the proposed tax credits are less generous than those in Obamacare, while insurance for those older than 50 is the most expensive. That dollar figure was a considerable change from the original version of the bill that CBO said would have saved $337 billion, but lawmakers made a decision to spend back some of those savings on help for those likely to be cut off from insurance.

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Poll shows depths of unpopularity of Trump and Congress among NYers

Ninety-one percent (91%) of voters who Strongly Approve of the job the president is doing blame the media for their troubled relationship. Working-class whites were a key voting bloc for him in the election (66 percent backed Trump according to the Fox News Exit Poll ).

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CBO: AHCA would kick 23 million people off of Medicaid

The CBO released its analysis of the House-passed bill on Wednesday, giving the public an estimate of the impact the measure would have on health coverage, premiums and the nation's budget. The findings will likely be a blow to House Republicans, especially as the bill faces the more moderate Senate, where lawmakers are expected to write their own version of the bill.

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Trump administration asks for time to weigh Obamacare subsidies

In requesting the extension, lawyers for the Trump administration and the House said the parties are continuing to work on measures, "including potential legislative action", to resolve the issue. Some state deadlines for those proposals have already passed. Regulators reviewing those rates will also have to speculate about whether the subsidies will remain in place.

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Kansas distributor recalls precooked sausage due to metal

The problem was discovered on May 15 when Armour Eckrich was notified by another agency that pieces of metal were embedded in a fully cooked sausage. The products were distributed in Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

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Senior Russian officials sought to influence Trump aides

The top two senators on the Senate Intelligence Committee are questioning whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn can invoke the Fifth Amendment to deny them the documents they've requested from him, in relation to their investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US

Beaches in New York, Massachusetts, California and the Carolinas also earned slots. "It is an honor for Siesta Beach to receive this recognition for a second time", says Virginia J. Dubbed "Home of the American Circus", Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies.

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Republican candidate charged with assault for 'body-slamming' Guardian reporter

Gianforte left the scene without commenting to reporters. Here is the audio recording of the incident and the few seconds leading up to it posted to YouTube by The Guardian . He said he was approached by Jacobs , who asked questions about the Obamacare reform bill. "The candidate says that reporter tried to push a phone in his face ..." Scanlon said Jacobs then grabbed Gianforte's wrist and both apparently fell to the ground.

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Trump vows 'unwavering' fight against terrorism at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

Some world leaders appeared surprised or bemused as the president said 23 of the 28 member states owed "massive amounts of money" to USA tax payers. His speech Thursday likely created more unease for the leaders of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, said Ivo Daalder, a former US ambassador to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

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Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

Crews will remove the statue of Robert E. Lee , who was the top military leader in the Confederacy, on Friday sometime after 9 a.m., the city said in a statement. The city had kept quiet about the timing of the earlier ones, citing what it said were threats that some had made toward contractors who would do the work.

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Mississippi rep apologizes for lynching comments

On May 19, an Alabama conference committee voted to approve of a finalized version of the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act. "We need to enforce our laws". "We don't need to go back and just tear up the pages of our textbook", Butler said. "It won't erase history", New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu , who led the effort, wrote in a guest column for The Post this month.

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Pilot killed in helicopter crash at Delaware industrial park

The NTSB was en route to the crash scene Thursday afternoon. CBS News confirms that it shows the aftermath of the crash. "My heart dropped", he said. "I heard this blurb blurb blurb and then I looked up in the sky", said Marian Williams, who saw the helicopter nosedive.

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Duterte threatens martial law for all of Philippines

Martial law has been controversial in the Philippines since it was enforced in 1972 under previous dictator Ferdinand Marcos , under whom more than 3,000 people died in extrajudicial killings - which is fewer than the nearly 9,000 people killed in police operations or by vigilantes as a result of Duterte's anti-drug policies (a figure he has mocked ).

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Blue Cross requests 23 percent rate increase in 2018 for NC customers

North Carolina's largest health insurer is requesting a almost 23 percent rate increase for its ObamaCare exchange plans for 2018, citing uncertainty over the future of the law. Some of the biggest companies on the exchanges have yet to announce their coverage plans for next year. The plan covers about 500,000 people who buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act and it is the lone option in almost all of the state's counties.

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GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

A Senate committee was working on its own school funding plan, and senators were waiting to see whether the House could pass the newest tax plan. A Senate education committee devoted much of Tuesday to crafting details of a new system for allocating state aid to more than 280 public school districts, but adjourned until the 100th day of the annual session today to complete that task.

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Theresa May raises terror threat rating to 'critical'

As yet no-one has been charged in the case and authorities have not identified the suspects. A 23-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and remains in custody. "It is an ongoing operation which means that the investigation is continuing to find leads", she said. The bombing left 22 dead and more than 60 injured.

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Notre Dame graduates walk out in protest during Pence commencement speech

They advised students on how to protest: 'Walk away from Pence quietly, in confidence, with your head up high, taking your time . Before Pence spoke, Notre Dame valedictorian and student speaker C.J. "This university is a vanguard of the freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas at a time, sadly, when free speech and civility are waning on campuses across America", he remarked.

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Russian Officials Targeted Top Trump Advisers Last Summer, Say U.S

As one legal expert explained to USA Today, the question then would be how hard the GOP-controlled Senate's counsel will fight in civil court - which would have to decide whether the Flynn documents are protected under the Fifth Amendment - to try to get Flynn to release them.

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Trump asked 2 intel chiefs to deny Russian Federation collusion

A fight over whether notes and recordings are privileged could further draw the White House deeper into a dispute that already threatens to stall the Trump administration's legislative agenda. Why this is not what Trump wants to hear: The president has aggressively pushed back against the fact that the FBI is investigating his campaign's connections with Russian Federation, going so far as to ask top intelligence officials to publicly say there is no evidence of collusion.

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Florida to host Baylor in 2018 SEC-Big 12 Challenge

Pac-10, SEC) dating back to 2007. The challenge between the SEC and Big 12 began in 2013-14. As one of the most prominent basketball programs in the SEC, Florida has played in every challenge and will take on Baylor with a 3-1 record in the event.

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British Police Make Two Further Arrests Over Manchester Attack

But, hours after the warning, the New York Times published the detailed photographs. The device was powerful enough for shrapnel to penetrate metal doors and to scar brick walls. Police are expected to be investigating if the bomb was assembled at the address. Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said the leaks had anxious him "greatly", and he had raised them with the U.S.

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Newark airport reopens after engine fire prompts plane evacuation

Five passengers suffered minor injuries during the evacuation. See more at PIX11.com . The airport, one of three serving the New York City area, said in a series of tweets that there were no injuries reported but that the facility would be closed for safety reasons and advised passengers to expect delays.

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Subpoenas pile up for Flynn documents

Others thought they could use Manafort's association with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who led a pro-Russian political party, to their advantage. At first, the committee will ask for Flynn's voluntary participation and, if he refuses to agree, they will issue him with a subpoena, said Schiff.

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GOP health care bill leaves millions uninsured

The report also complicates the job of Senate Republicans - some of whom already have doubts about the House bill - as they craft their own healthcare legislation. The budget office said average premiums in those states would go down because younger and healthier people would buy coverage and the policies would cover less.

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Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

States could also get waivers that would allow insurers to charge more for people with pre-existing conditions, a practice banned under the ACA. Medicaid cuts . Three weeks after the House narrowly approved the measure with GOP-only votes and after several embarrassing setbacks, Republican senators said they'd move in their own direction and dismissed the report's impact.

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Appeals Court Upholds Block on Trump's Travel Ban

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President Trump's controversial travel ban should be kept on hold, largely maintaining a nationwide preliminary injunction that blocks the executive order from being enforced. "Another federal appeals court has agreed with our arguments that President Trump's revised travel ban is unconstitutional", Ferguson said. The Maryland case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Immigration Law Center on behalf of ...

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Plane catches fire in Newark

On the United flight there were 105 passengers and crew members and there were 149 passengers and 6 crew on the American flight. At this time we have a report of only one minor injury. The airport was closed for nearly two hours as the Boeing 757 jet was towed to the United hangar and its passengers were shuttled by bus to Terminal C.

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Man who had lethal injection delayed 7 times to be executed

Arthur isn't bothering with requesting a last meal either. When police found Troy Wicker shot through the eye in his bed on February 1, 1982, Arthur was already in a prison work-release program for the 1977 slaying of his sister-in-law.

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Florida adds South Alabama to 2020 home schedule

Clearly, South Alabama has no fear of SEC opponents, as the Jaguars are returning to MS to open the 2017 season in Oxford to take on Ole Miss. This year's game will mark the 61st meeting between the two schools, with Miami playing Florida State more than any other opponent in program history.

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Top GOP Senators urge Trump to pull out of Paris Climate Accord

Critics of the Paris Climate Agreement argue that the promise to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent is too steep of a promise and may jeopardize the US economy. EPA, and the EPA's endangerment finding in response to that decision". The ambitious agreement struck at the U.N.'s "COP21" climate conference near the French capital in late 2015 aims to prevent average temperatures from rising more than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, to stave off what advocates warn ...

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Chinese fighters intercepts United States warplane over East China Sea

Chinese fighters buzzed a U.S. Air Force plane in worldwide airspace Wednesday. The WC-135 aircraft is specifically created to collect data about possible nuclear explosions, Bloomberg reported. In February, a Chinese early warning aircraft and US Navy patrol plane had an " unsafe " encounter over the South China Sea, again over global airspace.

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Montana Republican congressional candidate cited for misdemeanor assault over incident with reporter

If convicted, he could face up to a $500 and/or up to six months of county jail time. Authorities said Jacobs' injuries weren't severe enough for a felony assault charge. It's not entirely clear what the effect of the Gianforte incident will be on the election tomorrow. The alleged incident took place less than a day before Montana voters will head to the polls to vote in the special House race.

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Texas Approves Proposal Targeting Transgender Students

The measure poses an excruciating dilemma for Texas schools that have quietly agreed at parents' requests to keep secret the birth genders of some students. The Texas Legislature advanced the bathroom bill after Patrick threatened to return lawmakers to a special session if Senate Bill 6, a standalone bathroom bill, and Senate Bill 2, a property tax bill, weren't passed, according to the Texas Tribune .

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Attorney Allegedly Tells Rape Accuser She'll Be Deported If She Testifies

According to The Baltimore Sun , Vasiliades and Edgar Ivan Rodriguez, who identified himself as Vasiliades's interpreter, had informed the victim of the "current environment for immigrants in this country" before offering her the money in the hopes that she would be absent in court, forcing prosecutors to drop the case.

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NOAA Predicts Above-Normal 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Fenton, Jr. In September, Hurricane Matthew killed at least 585 people, majority on Haiti, making it the deadliest storm since Wilma. Of the hurricanes, two to four could be major, with wind speeds of 111 miles per hour or higher and rated as Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity.


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