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Local Senate Health Bill Would Repeal Device Tax
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So much for his urging the Senate to deliver something with more "heart" than the " mean " House bill. Wyden, who helped craft the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare , called Republicans' claim that Democrats have refused to work across the aisle on the bill "a gross fiction".

Local GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy
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House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said . MITCH MCCONNELL: We agreed on the need to free Americans from Obamacare's mandates, and policies contained in the discussion draft will repeal the individual mandate so Americans are no longer forced to buy insurance they don't need or can't afford.

Local Rain Saturday, Drier Next Week
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Showers and thunderstorms are likely for tomorrow night, with temperatures holding in the 70s and high humidity. Breezy at times, with winds out of the south at 10-20 miles per hour. Most of the day should be free of any significant rain, so if you have outdoor plans it may be best to keep them outdoors with a backup plan if the rain comes.

Local Dog attacks kids strapped in auto seats inside minivan
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The 2-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy both suffered serious facial injuries. He was able to grab the dog and pull it off the children so the mother could drive away. The attack ended when the dog's owner came out and secured the animal, police said. It would also largely retain the subsidies Obama provided to help millions buy insurance, which are pegged mostly to people's incomes and the premiums they pay.

Local Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition
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Under Obamacare, tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who purchase insurance on the exchanges. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. Here's how Jack Hoadley, a research professor at Georgetown, explains their findings: "So nationally we found that Medicaid really plays an increasingly critical role for children especially but adults as well in providing ...

Author: 0 Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

The Democratic Party boosted 30-year-old political newcomer Jon Ossoff with a campaign war chest of more than $ 40 million and a team of Democratic strategists to take on Republican Karen Handel in a dthe suburban Atlanta district.

Local 2 elderly people die in Northern California heat wave
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Mayor Eric Garcetti's office says the centers where people without air conditioning can seek relief will operate until 10 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Arizona Public Service Company, the state's largest electricity provider, says customers set a record peak usage Tuesday as temperatures in Phoenix soared to almost 120 degrees.

Local Philadelphia 76ers pick Markelle Fultz with #1 pick in 2017 NBA Draft
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Top draft prospects gather for a group photo before the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017 , in NY. It looks like Philadelphia is prepared to take Washington guard Markelle Fultz at No. Boston received the No. 3 overall pick and a future first-round pick. "We're going to keep driving to get it flawless", Colangelo said. "It's well on its way there".

Author: 0 'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

After the suggestion of tapes on Twitter last month, neither the president nor his aides would not clarify whether such tapes actually existed. President Donald Trump says he did not tape former Director James Comey . He's also brought trouble to his White House. In that meeting, according to the memo, Trump asked Comey to consider dropping an investigation into the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn .

Local Baseball is making a comeback in Amarillo
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The San Antonio Missions , the Padres current AA affiliate, will move 500 miles to Amarillo, but keep the same name. "I am thrilled to be able to lead the Missions and our fan base into a new era of Professional Baseball in San Antonio ", said Yarbrough.

Local MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an
Author: 0 MSNBC Host Complains: Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an "Abortion Factory"

The organization and its supporters said "Pink Out" supports the organization amid recent legislation that could affect women's healthcare and how the organization operates. Collins said Wednesday if the bill included defunding language, she and Murkowski would introduce an amendment stripping it out. Yet efforts to block patient access to Planned Parenthood continue.

Local Johanna Konta takes hefty beating from Coco Vandeweghe in Birmingham
Author: 0 Johanna Konta takes hefty beating from Coco Vandeweghe in Birmingham

Vandeweghe, coached by Australian former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, dominated the first set with her strong serve too much for fourth seed Konta as she wrapped up the set in 24 minutes. French fifth seed Kristina Mladenovic beat China's Zhang Shuai 6-4 7-6 (7-3) to set up a quarter-final with Czech Petra Kvitova. World number five Elina Svitolina suffered defeat at the hands of Camila Giorgi, with the Italian qualifier triumphing 6-4 4-6 6-2.

Local FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting
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Scalise's condition has been upgraded to "fair" from " serious ", according to the hospital on Wednesday. Hodgkinson was killed on scene by police, but investigators have uncovered some troubling new details about his intentions. Clair County, Ill., Circuit Court documents. Four others were also injured. He was having marital problems, Slater said, and was running out of money around the time of the attack.

Local Trump seeks legislative wins to cast off shadow of Russian Federation probes
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Cornyn and others said Senate Republicans would be presented with legislative options at a meeting Tuesday with the goal of making decisions on what is in and what's out of their bill . The main sticking point is how to appease Senators on both sides of the expansion - states that expanded and those that did not - in order to cobble together 50 votes (with Vice President Pence delivering the 51st).

Local Senate Bill Poses Risks to Health-Care Companies
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The plan gets rid of those mandates. It also repeals Obamacare taxes on health insurers and providers, as well as the investment income of wealthy Americans. Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage . Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., said that the new Republican bill was "every bit as bad as the House bill" and "even worse" in some ways.

Local Digital Underground's Shock G Arrested in Wisconsin
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He was in jail for a little more than two hours, then posted $100 cash and was released, Barron County Jail Captain Tim Evenson said. Police said they arrested Gregory Jacobs , 53, at 2 AM on June 13 after pulling him over for driving vehicle that was registered to an unlicensed driver.

Local America's 'white alone' population decreasing while all other ethnic groups grow
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Pennsylvania is one of seven states that lost population between 2015 and 2016, the Census Bureau reported . Pedestrians walk through Rockefeller Center in New York City. According to the data, two-thirds (66.7 percent) of the nation's counties in 2016 had an increase in median age. The Census Bureau reported that all states either had an increase or held steady on the median age in 2016.

Local How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
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WASHINGTON (AP ) - Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. "There might be some political theater that will play out between now and next week. Meaningless, tiny amendments ready to "win" then over". Rocky Nichols, the executive director of the Kansas Disability Rights Center, said the cuts would affect people who had Medicaid long before the Affordable Care Act expanded ...

Author: 0 Senate Health Care Bill Would Cut Medicaid, Alexander Says It Wouldn't

Already, protestors gathered outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, and they've also already been dragged away by police, despite that being unsafe for some of them. Obama law: Medicaid expansion has enabled many states to provide comprehensive treatment to people caught in the opioid epidemic . Chris Collins (R-Erie County) and John Faso (R-Columbia County) that would shift the local share of Medicaid outside New York City on to the state - a move that he said ...

Author: 0 Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

I'll concede, as I said earlier, that Pelosi has raised a ton of money for the ever-shrinking House Democratic caucus. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party ". Democrats have a target-rich environment next year, starting with 23 Republican-held districts where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won a majority of the vote.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo - they deserve better care. "I told Sen. Hatch, 'It would be nice if you could, in fact, get some Democrats to support you'". The proposal also proposes to withdraw funds from Planned Parenthood and the cuts focus mainly on Medicaid and on the reform of the process to receive federal funds, including the introduction of work requirements.

Author: 0 Group protests health care bill proposal in downtown Chicago

Neither the House or Senate bill would remove that provision. In addition, the measure will maintain the individual insurance market for tax credits based on income, thus avoiding penalties. Meanwhile, the Senate's measure considers age, income and geography, but apparently people would need to be lower-income than under the ACA to receive them.

Author: 0 Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

WASHINGTON (AP ) - Senate Republicans' new health bill cuts taxes by almost $1 trillion over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America . He added, "I still hope that there are enough Republicans in Congress who remember that public service is not about sport or notching a political win".

Local US Congressman's Shooter Had List Of 6 Lawmakers
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Morgan Griffith. The FBI has also determined Hodkinson acted alone and has no ties to terrorism. He was in serious condition, according to a Twitter message from his office that was posted on Saturday (June 17). Authorities found the list in a storage locker Hodgkinson had rented in Alexandria, Virgina, since April. But Hodgkinson did bring with him an SKS rifle and a handgun.

Author: 0 Milwaukee Officer IsAcquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith

Heaggan-Brown's attorneys argued that he had to make a split-second decision. According to his lawyer, Heaggan-Brown, like all Milwaukee police officers, was taught to follow the "one-plus rule", meaning officers should always assume that someone with one weapon may have another, even if there is no direct evidence for this.

Local Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition
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Federal Bureau of Investigation officials said Hodgkinson acted alone and had checked if it were Republicans or Democrats practicing at the field in Alexandria, Virginia prior to shooting. The message thanks the many people for their prayers, support and outpouring of love. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican who is filling in as whip, is hosting a two-day blood drive, which ends on Thursday.

Author: 0 Toomey noncommittal but upbeat about Senate health care bill

Eliminates Obamacare's 3.8% tax on investment income on income above $200,000. The Republican proposal would dismantle much of Obama's health care law, cut Medicaid and erase tax boosts that helped Obama finance his expansion of coverage.

Local Hornets select Arkansas native Malik Monk with No
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The Magic are in desperate need fo a franchise player and there are several players in this draft with star potential. Few exercises in sports are as inexact as the practice of drafting teenagers and trying to project their futures. The Hornets finished 18th in the league in 3-point shooting percentage last season at 35.1 percent. "I'm about these kids", he answered, adding later: "They want to win".

Local Sean Spicer Thinks Reporters At Press Briefings Want YouTube Fame
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And reporters are reluctant to make themselves the story, especially at a moment when the Trump White House ― and Republicans across the country ― seems determined to frame the news media as "the opposition." . News executives have typically played more of a role in advocacy efforts than reporters individually. "For many decades, it has been accepted that the White House is the people's house, and that the administration has an obligation to come before the people as represented by the ...

Author: 0 Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. Republican Study Committee members sent McConnell a letter signed by 30 House lawmakers demanding the key conservative goals of the House bill be included in the Senate bill on Wednesday night, threatening to rescind support if that weren't the case.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hopes to push the legislation through the Senate next week. Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled , and goes even further.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear major political redistricting case

The voters who are challenging the plan, led by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, argue that the map allowed Wisconsin's state Assembly to not resemble the electorate in a closely divided swing state that has supported presidential candidates from both parties and now has one Democrat and one Republican representing it in the U.S.

Local Children make a splash at World's Largest Swim Lesson
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But the organization is now adding one dedicated to fighting computer crime to the collection. For the 8th year in a row nearly 500 locations in more than 20 countries will send the message that swimming lessons save lives. A key part of the lesson involved teaching the young swimmers the importance of asking permission to swim and to remind adults to "keep your eyes on me".

Local 'Pizzagate' Shooter Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison; Judge Describes 'Breathtaking' Recklessness
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Welch pleaded guilty in March and acknowledged that he entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant December 4 with an AR-15 assault weapon and a revolver. In victim impact statements read in court Thursday, the employees expressed more sympathy toward Welch than anger. Welch did not injure anyone. Employees and clients fled the pizzeria while Welch looked around the restaurant and moved furniture.

Local Trump says health care bill needs 'a little negotiation'
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Some Republican senators, as well as all the Senate's Democrats , have complained about Mr McConnell's proposal, the secrecy with which he drafted it and the speed with which he would like to move it to passage. The program now gives states all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures. As Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, noted , "The Senate bill needs to be compared to current law, not the House bill".

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Four conservative GOP senators quickly announced initial opposition to the measure and others were evasive, raising the specter of a jarring rejection by the Republican-controlled body. The Senate version of the bill will have to be scored by the Congressional Budget Office, something that could happen early next week. To put the American people through that pain - while giving billionaires and corporations a massive tax cut in return - that's tough to fathom.

Local Kick from motorcyclist sets off road rage crash
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One person was taken to a local hospital, said Bond. The nature of their condition was not known. The video was posted to Facebook showing a crash that appears to be caused by road rage on the 14 Freeway. "Obviously it was a road-rage incident". The driver then swerves, hits a barrier, then crosses two lanes and hits a truck and causes it to flip over.

Local US officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
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Wyoming, Montana and Idaho officials say they won't declare open season on grizzly bears once federal Endangered Species Act protections are lifted for the bruins in the Yellowstone National Park region . But conservation groups argue that anything that compromises ongoing efforts to restore the grizzly bear population is a risk. Thanks to the team effort, grizzlies will be managed appropriately by our experts at Game and Fish.

Local Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind
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They believe Hodgkinson, 66, lived out of his vehicle, in the parking lot of an Alexandria YMCA, for months. The FBI says Hodgkinson was carrying around a list of names, members of Congress. Hodgkinson did not search out the baseball game or the practices. Hodgkinson was unemployed, his 30-year marriage was not " going so well ", he " suffered from taking some prescription medication " and was running out of money, the Federal Bureau of Investigation agent said .

Author: 0 Seattle teachers to hold rally demanding justice for Charleena Lyles

The department, in a statement , said it believes "transparency throughout the investigation of deadly force incidents is essential to maintaining public trust". During that visit, the officers said, the woman brandished a pair of scissors. The dash cam video shows the two officers walking to the apartment and discussing a previous call to the woman's residence.

Local Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled GOP alternative to Obamacare, warning in a speech that "more Americans may get hurt if we don't do something". Initial signs indicated the bill could be in trouble if the Kentucky Republican intends to subject it to a vote before lawmakers leave Washington for the July 4 recess.

Local Special Counsel Robert Mueller meets with House Russia investigators
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He made similar comments in three other TV appearances last Sunday. Department of Justice-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller is conducting what is generally called a preliminary inquiry into possible obstruction of justice involving President Donald Trump , as it pertains to his broader investigation into Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

Author: 0 Winners and losers from the Georgia special election

Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. The fact that the bulk of the money was from people who could not vote for either candidate is due to the fact that while victory would not have had a significant impact on Democrat attempts to seize back control of Congress, where they are in a minority of 24 seats, it would have been seen as a major blow for Trump.

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A waterspout came ashore in Biloxi, MS, causing damage. Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. A line of severe weather from Tropical Storm Cindy battered this northwest Florida community. Authorities in Florida are urging people to stay off the beaches and out of the Gulf of Mexico until weather conditions brought by Tropical Storm Cindy improve.

Local US Senate Republicans Introduce Bill to Repeal Obamacare - Lawmaker
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The subsidies enabling low-income people to buy private health insurance are expected to be linked to recipients' income in the Senate bill, a "major improvement" from a measure approved last month by the US House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican Senator Susan Collins said .

Local In video, girl begs mother for quiet after Castile shooting
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She tells the officers she feels like a prisoner. She also tried to reassure her mother many times , wrapping her arms around her mother and telling here: "It's OK". In the video, Reynold's four-year-old daughter could be heard trying to comfort her mother. Castile's auto had a faulty brake light, giving the 29-year-old officer a legally sufficient pretext for pulling him over, several experts testified .