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Sanders takes aim at 'secret' Senate health care bill

The Senate is supposed to vote on the bill sometime before July 4, which might seem like enough time for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze and score the bill, but in reality, it doesn't mean anything because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and co.

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In Iowa, Trump ready to rally base, celebrate GOP resilience

His optimism, however, was short-lived: minutes later he said of the two parties coming together, "I don't think they will". The president spoke for more than 71 minutes, earning some of the loudest cheers when he blasted the media as "phony" and "fake".

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US Senate Overwhelmingly Backs Stronger Sanctions Against Russia, Iran

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker of Tennessee was initially hesitant to pass a new Russian Federation sanctions bill, but he played a key role in drafting the final language. Senators Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders were the only two "no" votes. The sanctions are in response to the violation of the territorial integrity of the Ukraine and Crimea , cyber-attacks and interference in elections and continuing aggression in Syria .

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After Trump tweet, China says it works nonstop on North Korea

China-based Koryo Tours, which has been going to North Korea since 1993 and takes about 2,000 tourists there a year, said the tragedy had prompted it to reconsider taking USA citizens to the North. Trump spoke briefly about Warmbier during an Oval Office meeting with the president of Ukraine. President Donald Trump also angrily protested Warmbier's death Tuesday , calling his death a "disgrace" and claiming that Warmbier "should have been brought home that same day".

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Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

Newly released dashcam footage shows what happened in the moments before Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer. Um he just kept his arms up and I don't remember hearing anything coming out of his mouth if he said anything, ' he said. Craig Hutchinson, a white employment recruiter from the Minneapolis suburb of Plymouth, said in a tweet to The Associated Press that he was surprised at how quickly the situation intensified.

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Fleury leads Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft choices

Marchessault was the obvious favorite to be picked by Vegas at first. Fleury was then welcomed on stage wearing his new sweater and waving to a crowd that, apparently to his surprise, responded with the warmest ovation of the evening. The Wolves also now have rookie right wing Tyler Wong under contract after he led the Western Hockey League with 51 goals in 68 games for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

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MI airport evacuated after cop stabbed in neck in 'possible terror attack'

NBC News reported that the suspect stabbed the officer multiple times while shouting "Allahu Akbar", and that the incident was being probed as a possible terrorist attack. The airport has been evacuated. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump was briefed on the stabbing. A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true.

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Trump's job approval rating drops to 36%

Most who approve of the President say it is not serious . According to the Gallup daily tracking poll , 55% of Americans disapprove of the job Trump is doing as president compared to 39% who approve, as of 16 June. More Americans say their opinion of Mr. Trump has grown worse, not better, because of his handling of the Russian Federation investigations. Americans overwhelmingly feel the president should not try to stop that probe, with large majorities of Republicans, Democrats, and ...

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Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

When Scalise arrived at MedStar Washington Hospital after the shooting, the doctor who treated him said Scalise was in shock from blood loss and was on the brink of death. Despite the initial scare, his condition appears to have steadily improved. Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry, R-North Carolina, is holding a blood drive for Scalise at the Capitol.

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Earthquakes Hit Yellowstone Supervolcano in One Week

The United States Geological Survey says, 'A light natural disaster of magnitude 4.5 occurred at 06:48 PM on June 15, 2017 (MDT). As of June 19, 464 events had been recorded. As well as the magnitude four tremor, five in the magnitude three range, 57 in the magnitude two range, 238 in the magnitude one range, 157 in the magnitude zero range, and six with magnitudes of less than zero were also recorded.

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White House officials to be briefed on Senate ObamaCare plan

McConnell says Republicans will have a "discussion draft" of a GOP-only bill scuttling former President Barack Obama's health care law by Thursday. "It will be different and take a different approach based upon these endless discussions we've had with the only people interested in changing the law, which is Republican senators", McConnell said.

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Tribute to Slain Muslim Teen is Set Afire in Washington

He allegedly chased Hassanen's companions with a baseball bat and beat her when she lagged behind the others. The Associated Press is reporting that thousands of people lined the streets on Wednesday to pay tribute a Muslim teenager who was brutally slain in Virginia.

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Randy Bryce Launches Campaign Against Paul Ryan With Brutal First Political Ad

One newly announced congressional candidate is looking to change the dynamic, to appeal to the very disaffected Democratic voters - those who feel left behind by the high-tech economy and assaulted by changing social mores - who flocked to Trump previous year.

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Tropical Storm Cindy Nearing Landfall

As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Tropical Storm Cindy had weakened slightly, down to sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Parts of east Texas and northwest Louisiana could receive 4-6 inches of rain as the weather system makes it way inland. These areas can expect three to five inches of rainfall. A few tornadoes are possible this morning through Wednesday night from the western Florida Panhandle to southern Louisiana.

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Thousands Attend Funeral Service for Teen Killed Near Va. Mosque

Police are calling the incident "a tragic case of road rage ". Police classified it as a "road rage" incident rather than a hate crime, according to reports . More than 40 Muslim families live together in the quiet Cedar Ridge apartment complex. "We believe there is more to the story". Although the suspect in that case had allegedly harassed his three victims about their faith before, police ultimately determined that the crime was motivated by a parking dispute .

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Remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Heavy Rainfall

A tropical storm churning toward the Texas-Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico is set to bring heavy rainfall to southeastern Arkansas later this week, forecasters say. Officials said schools in Trinidad will close Tuesday and government offices in the sister island of Tobago will be shuttered. The Louisiana National Guard dispatched high water vehicles and helicopters into flood-prone areas.

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Report of major California earthquake was false alarm

Geological Survey. Only this latest event was a false alarm - a database aftershock to be more precise - of the 1925 event. The alert said the quake would reach a 6.8 magnitude, and was set for June 25, 2025, the same day the 1925 natural disaster struck.

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Amid criminal case, Cosby fighting lawsuits by 10 women

Cosby , 79 and almost blind, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his encounter with Constand; if convicted Cosby faces years in prison. Keshia Knight Pulliam is continuing to support her TV dad Bill Cosby . "I wanted to do what I would have wanted to receive". Cosby's spokesman, Wyatt, said Jackson's statement would "let the world know" that Constand had perjured herself.

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Warmbier release followed rare trip by United States official to NKorea

He said he received "a very nice phone call" Wednesday evening from President Donald Trump , who said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson worked hard to bring Otto home and asked how the family was doing. Warmbier , now 22, visited Pyongyang on a trip organised by Young Pioneer tours - a China-based company long criticized for downplaying the risks of traveling to North Korea .

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Dramatic spike in opioid-related ER visits, hospitalizations, report reveals

Data from 2014, the most recent available from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., reveals there were 1.27 million emergency room and inpatient hospital trips related to opioids. For men, the rates of hospitalizations in 2014 were higher at 440 per 100,000, but were located in District of Columbia, New York and Maryland. ER visits were more common than inpatient treatment in those urban areas and at the state's rural hospitals.

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$40K violin found at train station by Boston transit police

Police are trying to identify the woman on surveillance who was carrying the violin. Its now unclear if the woman in the photos returned the violin, although police said she definitely took possession of it. "I especially want to give my heartfelt thanks to the woman who picked it up in the subway where I had left it", she said. The violin was made in NY in 1855.

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Las Vegas ties record high of 117 degrees

Tuesday's forecast for Phoenix included a high of 120 degrees, and the flights that are affected were to take off between 3 and 6 p.m. MT. The heat wave is stretching into the Four Corners, including Southwest Colorado, where temperature have been in the low to mid 90s since the weekend.

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Prosecutors Vow to Retry Cosby in Sexual Assault Case

Constand is just one of dozens of women who have accused Cosby of giving them pills and then sexually assaulting them but she is the only woman whose alleged assault became the focus of criminal charges. "It's a tragedy. He ruined lives", she said. "If we take the good that came out of this - laws and attitudes were changed ". The saturation coverage of Cosby's mistrial is sure to complicate jury selection.

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Russian Federation slams Trump's Cold War policy on Cuba

A pair of New Jersey lawmakers applauded President Trump's plan to scale back the Obama Administration's policy on Cuba. "We call on Congress to permanently remove restrictions on travel and trade to Cuba by enacting the bipartisan measures introduced in the House and the Senate, the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2017 and the Cuba Trade Act of 2017, restoring the freedom to travel, trade and learn", Welch concluded.

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The Republican Tax Plan is Gaining Momentum

He also said he would like to "get rid of" the estate tax, which imposes a tax on estate transfers to relatives of those who have died. Earlier this year, House members balked when Trump officials demanded that they vote on a bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health law.

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Tropical Storm Cindy blamed in 10-year-old's death

Tropical Storm Cindy is was located about 170 miles south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana and 180 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas Wednesday morning. Forecasters also warned that tornadoes are possible. What's interesting to note about the path of Cindy is that the storm's center never truly passes through the Tri-State.

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Video released of US police officer shooting black motorist

Yanez was sacked from the police force after the acquittal. Recently released and sickening dashcam footage of the shooting reveals Castile cooperating with a routine traffic stop and calmly informing the officer that he has a firearm.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Apprenticeship Opportunities

According to the executive order , "federal funded education and workforce development programs are not effectively serving American workers" despite the billions in taxpayer funding that are invested in them annually. The number of apprenticeships grew substantially under Obama , from roughly 350,000 in 2010 to more than half a million today. Khanna called the administration's pledge to boost apprenticeships in the United States from 500,000 to 5 million over the next 10 years an ...

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USA demands liberation of three Americans held in North Korea

The family of American college student Otto Warmbier objected to an autopsy, leaving the former North Korea detainee's official cause of death a mystery for the time being. "At least I know China tried! ". Americans comprise about a fifth of all non-Chinese tourists to North Korea , tour operators say. Under existing law, all it would take is a designation by Tillerson - called a "geographic travel restriction" - to make all American passports invalid for travel to North Korea .

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Egyptian Foreign Ministry follows investigation in death of Egyptian-American girl

Police said that a motorist became enraged with the group during a traffic argument and pulled over to confront them. After hitting her with the bat, authorities said Torres took Nabra in his vehicle to another nearby location and assaulted her again.

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DC and Maryland AGs sue Trump for constitutional violations

The Justice Department sought to have that suit dismissed on Friday, arguing that none of the plaintiffs had suffered an injury that would give them standing to sue, according to papers filed in Manhattan federal court. "The suit challenges the sort of business transaction that everyone from Penny Pritzker, who served in the last administration, and others have engaged in while in office".

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The Health Care of Millions Depends on a Few Senators

Each hour represents 2.3 million Americans losing their insurance each year over the next 10 years, Mr Schumer said, referring to the Congressional Budget Office's estimate that the House of Representatives' healthcare bill, which narrowly passed in the lower chamber of Congress in May, would kick 23 million people off their insurance plans by 2026.

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Close vote expected on New Hampshire budget

While no final decision will be made by the parliamentarian until there is a formal bill, she has given strong indications against the abortion language. Another possibility was letting states drop some coverage requirements that Obama's law imposes on insurers, they said . Those numbers might be somewhat different for the Senate bill but, according to experts, not by much.

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Tropical Storm Cindy churns toward Gulf Coast

Right now it looks as though the rain will be gone by this weekend and we should see partly cloudy skies with highs in the low to mid 80s both Saturday and Sunday. By Thursday morning, the storm could bring up to 12 inches of rain to parts of southeastern Louisiana , southern MS, southern Alabama and western portions of the Florida Panhandle.

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Gov't wants more time to address second travel ban ruling

The court affirmed the injunction on statutory grounds - that Trump's revised ban exceeded the scope of his authority granted to him by Congress - and did not consider the constitutional claims. It also listed some reasons that travelers from those nations might be granted waivers allowing them into the US despite the policy. The federal judge of Hawaii, Derrick Watson also blocked a directive that barred the refugee applicants for 120 days, as well as other government instructions.


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