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Local Disabled protesters stage sit-in outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office
Author: 0 Disabled protesters stage sit-in outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office

U.S. Capitol Police arrest a protestor against the Senate Republican's draft healthcare bill outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Washington, DC, on June 22, 2017 . Protesters fear the bill's proposed caps and cuts to Medicaid will reduce home and community based services for elderly and disabled people. The videos and photos of the protest helped McConnell reach Facebook's trending list early Thursday afternoon.

Author: 0 Lobbyist wounded in GOP baseball shooting leaves hospital

According to Yahoo News, FBI's assistant director of the Washington Field Office , Andre Vale, said the investigation revealed that Hodgkinson acted on his own volition and that the shooting was not an act of terrorism. Soon after the encounter, the 66-year-old retrieved a 7.62-caliber SKS rifle and 9mm handgun from his van before returning and calmly and deliberately opening fire at the lawmakers and their staff.

Local Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs
Author: 0 Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Heller, who faces re-election in 2018 in the Democratic-leaning state, said on Friday: "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, 210,000 Nevada residents were covered by Medicaid thanks to the its expansion under the Affordable Care Act .

Author: 0 Dem loss in Georgia underscores party challenges

And Democrats are struggling to translate the energy of their core supporters into actual election victories. The seat had been considered a safe Republican seat, but the Democrats saw the race as a referendum on President Trump . The Georgia race was the most expensive House race in history, with many millions spent on both sides. The rational response is that this race does not indicate either that the Republicans are cooked in 2018 or that they can breathe a sigh of relief.

Local Flood Warnings Loom Prior to Deadly Storm Anniversary
Author: 0 Flood Warnings Loom Prior to Deadly Storm Anniversary

Energy Information Administration. A helicopter crew lowered and extra pump that enabled the shrimp boat crew to clear enough water to stay afloat. "This rainfall could cause life-threatening flash flooding in these areas", the NHC warned.

Author: 0 TCU one win away from CWS finals

He was the first coach ejected in a College World Series game since Cal State Fullerton's George Horton on June 18, 2007. TCU scored all its runs in the bottom of the second. But again, they're all very, very close , and if I go back and watch them they probably got them all right. That's not the reason we lost. Relief aces Michael Byrne and Tyler Dyson will both be available to throw since neither of them were called upon to throw Friday.

Author: 0 North Korea denies torturing OH college student Otto Warmbier

Tillerson said Trump would make a state visit to China this year, and Mattis said both sides agreed to expand military-to-military ties, signaling the new administration's determination to continue efforts to improve relations between the world's two largest economies, despite frustration over North Korea .

Local Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
Author: 0 Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Almost three years have passed since 18-year-old Michael Brown died in Ferguson, Missouri when he was shot several times by Officer Darren Wilson . Attorney Apollo Carey told The Associated Press Friday that the city's insurance company paid the family $1.5 million to settle the lawsuit. Webber's three-page ruling disclosed nothing about the settlement amount, but said it is 'fair and reasonable compensation for this wrongful death claim and is in the best interests of each ...

Author: 0 GOP victory lap after win in Georgia special election will be short-lived

Rice said she hoped that Pelosi would ultimately decide on her own to announce she won't run for re-election following the 2018 midterms to remove that issue and demonstrate there are other Democrats running for the post . "As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters, those Republican voters who ...

Local Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland
Author: 0 Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

The storm was blamed for one death Wednesday: A 10-year-old boy from the St. Louis area was killed on an Alabama beach when he was struck by a log that washed ashore. Crews in Memphis have been out getting ready for the potential heavy rains, and so are homeowners and community members. Before Cindy made landfall Thursday, one person had already died from injuries related to the storm's winds.

Author: 0 Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

The Senate bill puts the burden back on states to make up the cost, something that could be tough in Colorado, where voters have to approve all tax increases. Medicaid - the program created to help poor Americans get healthcare - will stop being expanded by 2021, meaning millions of them will not be able to access treatment.

Author: 0 McConnell's focus: finding votes for Senate health care bill

He said he wouldn't vote for a bill that that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans", which is sort of the bread-and-butter of Republican health policy. "We have to act", McConnell said. So it is possible that Mr. McConnell views the potential failure of a hastily written health care bill as an eventual boon.

Author: 0 Murkowski reviewing Senate Republican health care bill

Next week, the U.S. Senate will consider the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", (BCRA), its version of legislation to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Yet it still would force those states, including Nevada to figure out what to do about the millions of lower-income Americans who used it to gain health coverage.

Author: 0 Samuel DuBose Shooting Trial Results in Second Hung Jury

After the second hung jury was announced Friday, Cincinnati city officials said they were disappointed with the decision but called on anyone who protests to do so peacefully. Tensing said that he thought he was going to be dragged underneath the auto because his arm was pinned in DuBose's passenger-side vehicle window. He was in tears at some points.

Author: 0 Nevada's Heller is fifth GOP senator to oppose health-care bill

Continues the radical restructuring of Medicaid by permanently capping and reducing the funding needed to serve 1.6 million New Jersey seniors, people with disabilities and children. Under the plan, individuals can put $6,550, up from $3,400, and families can put $13,100, up from $6,550, into a tax-free HSA. States would also have to retain Obama's requirement that family insurance cover children up to age 26.

Author: 0 Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Heller's comments that the bill "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans" could cause a political headache for Republicans in other competitive races, including those of House Republicans who have voted for their chamber's bill and are considering U.S.

Local Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend
Author: 0 Remnants of Cindy will bring heavy rain to start the weekend

Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides. By afternoon, it was over northern Louisiana, and its heavy rains had resulted in flooding and road closures in each state bordering the Gulf, from eastern Texas to northwestern Florida.

Author: 0 Obama slams new Republican healthcare bill

Cheered on by the White House , Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on finding the votes he'll need to push the Republican plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law through the Senate . In a separate statement , Cruz added that in its current format, the bill "does not do almost enough to lower premiums". The senator said he would make his final decision based on whether the legislation is better than what is in place today.

Local APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold
Author: 0 APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

The Pentagon ended its ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the United States military in 2016, but Carter said at the time that the process would occur in stages in a timetable comparable to the lifting of "don't ask, don't tell", which had banned openly gay, lesbian and bisexual people from serving in the military.

Author: 0 Pat Buchanan: After the ISIS war, a US-Russia collision?

Two other times this month the US has shot down Iranian-made drones in southern Syria that were deemed to pose a threat to USA and partner forces. Russian Federation launched its military intervention in Syria in September 2015 after an official request by the Syrian government for military help against rebel and jihadist groups.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

He said the declaration was made in response to the flash flooding and severe weather caused by the tropical system. "Its track takes it north through Louisiana before it makes a curve to the northeast across the lower Mississippi Valley by early Friday ", Deon said.

Local A majority of Americans now say they like Obamacare. That's a first
Author: 0 A majority of Americans now say they like Obamacare. That's a first

Senate leaders are aiming for a vote before July 4. "There isn't anything in this bill that would lower premiums". Others in Connecticut's deep-blue Democratic cadre echoed Murphy's condemnation. "It's a betrayal of trust", Blumenthal said in an interview. Senate GOP bill: Creates $2 billion fund to provide grants to states for substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Local Dems Start Blame Game After Georgia Defeat
Author: 0 Dems Start Blame Game After Georgia Defeat

This was mainly because Democrats calculated that the sort of "fiery rage" often associated with supporters of Bernie Sanders might alienate both moderate Republicans and centrists, whose support Ossoff needed to have a chance of winning, says Paul Kane in The Washington Post.

Local Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill
Author: 0 Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

But it repeals the individual mandate requiring people to buy health insurance without creating incentives for Americans to stay in their plans. "The Senate bill may be even meaner". Governors in states that expanded Medicaid are wary of a bill reveale. Some senators have concerns based on other issues specific to their states, including the opioid epidemic that has battered states like West Virginia and Ohio.

Author: 0 Trump and health care: Promises made, promises broken

Pass or fail, there will be one man singularly responsible for the fate of health care legislation in the Senate: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell . The bill would cut and redesign the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people. "The Senate bill guarantees people with preexisting conditions access to insurance at the same rate as healthy people, but there is not a guarantee that the benefits they need will be covered by insurance", said Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the ...

Author: 0 Ship that crashed in Japan, klling 7 sailors, built at BIW

The navy destroyer was badly damaged in the collision with a Philippine-flagged cargo ship off the Japanese coast early Saturday. The Navy's 7th Fleet said searchers found the bodies Sunday morning, Japan time , after the guided-missile destroyer returned to its base in Japan.

Author: 0 Supreme Court Sides 5-3 Against Wisconsin Family in Property Rights Case

They would like to sell the vacant parcel to fund repairs to their family cabin, which sits on an adjacent parcel that their parents bought several years earlier. The lots were later transferred to his children in the 1990s. "This is an unfortunate decision for the Murrs, and all property owners", said John Groen, Pacific Legal Foundation's General Counsel.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier death a 'mystery': North Korea denies responsibility

Rodman's agent, Chris Volo, says his client personally lobbied the Pyongyang government for Warmbier's return home. The Ohio hometown of the 22-year-old college student detained for almost a year and a half in North Korea before being sent home in a coma is making plans for his funeral.

Author: 0 Judge declares mistrial in Ray Tensing murder trial

DuBose's family said in a statement released shortly after the mistrial that they were "outraged" that a second jury failed to convict Tensing "for the murder of our beloved Sam DuBose". While many other recordings that spread widely on social media were captured by bystanders or police dash-board cameras, some of them recorded from a distance, the Tensing case was unusual in that the footage effectively showed the officer's perspective.

Local Court Upholds Overturned Conviction of Suspect in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'
Author: 0 Court Upholds Overturned Conviction of Suspect in Netflix's 'Making a Murderer'

A lawyer for Avery , who is now serving a life sentence , filed a motion this month, citing ineffective counsel as a reason for Avery to be freed or granted a new trial. November 8, 2005: Avery tells reporters he fears authorities are trying to frame him for Halbach's slaying because he sued Manitowoc County officials for $36 million for wrongful conviction.

Author: 0 Senate conservatives try to gain leverage over health care overhaul

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said that with the current health care system, families in Tennessee and across the country face rising costs and have limited choices. Those additional funds would continue through 2020, then gradually fall and disappear entirely in 2024. Unlike the House, the Senate is awaiting an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office before taking action.

Local Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet
Author: 0 Veteran LAPD officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet

In his role as "equipment room operator", Cain was responsible for overseeing police equipment stores at the 77th Street Division, Beck explained. The officer had not been in any serious trouble before, Beck said, adding that Cain did not work directly with the cadets.

Author: 0 Korean leader observes missile test amid North's threats

Moon observed the test-firing of a new midrange missile the country is developing to cope with growing threats from North Korea. Moon, a liberal who took office in May after a decade of conservative rule in South Korea, supports engagement with North Korea, but was quoted after the launch as saying that "dialogue is only possible when we have a strong military, and engagement policies are only possible when we have the security capability to dominate North Korea".

Local Triple-A team moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio
Author: 0 Triple-A team moving from Colorado Springs to San Antonio

The Helena Brewers , a short season rookie team in Montana, will be taking their place up in Colorado Springs . These moves are contingent upon the approval of the Texas League, the Pacific Coast League , the Pioneer Baseball League, the President of Minor League Baseball and the review of the Baseball Office of the Commissioner.

Local Shockers to compete at Outdoor Track Championships
Author: 0 Shockers to compete at Outdoor Track Championships

Championships and Junior Championships, beginning on Thursday. Southeastern Louisiana's Alexander Young was crowned the USATF Champion with a mark of 241-11. Four other Aggies in Maia Garren (women's shot put and hammer), Darren Harman (5,000 meters), LeAnn Larkin (1,500 and 3,000 meters) and Bailee Parker (3,000 and 5,000 meters) will all be competing at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships , which also began Thursday at Hornet Stadium.

Local Cindy expected to weaken after landfall; rain still expected
Author: 0 Cindy expected to weaken after landfall; rain still expected

Severe weather isn't likely as a result of Cindy , Palmer said. Cities that could experience flooding problems from the storm include Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Biloxi, Mississippi; and New Orleans , Baton Rouge and Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Author: 0 Rounds of showers/storms today, heaviest rain arrives later tonight

Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides. Cindy has also dumped 12-inches or more of rain in some of the hardest hit areas. Cindy's maximum sustained winds had decreased to near 40 miles per hour with additional weakening expected, the U.S.

Local Alabama warns of floating fire ants in flood waters
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As a slow-moving tropical storm that formed Tuesday in the Gulf, Cindy was blamed for one death: a 10-year-old boy, Nolan McCabe of St. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing with his family on the Alabama coast when he was hit by a log washed in by a large wave.

Local Arab nations add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism list
Author: 0 Arab nations add people, groups with Qatar links to terrorism list

Ankara hosted Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif this week for talks, including on Qatar. "Now, the situation in the Arabian Gulf over the last few days is troubling to the United States, the region, and to many people who are directly affected", US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters at the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the State Department.

Local Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill
Author: 0 Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

President Donald Trump will help lead talks to get the reluctant Republicans on board. Senate Republicans and their allies will make the excuse that all of these had to be left out under the Senate's reconciliation rules, which only require 51 votes to pass instead of 60 votes.

Author: 0 How the Republican health care bill changes Obamacare

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., joined by, from left, Sen. Democrats are united in opposition to the proposal, which was worked out in secret by a group led Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They'd like to get certain changes . "I continue to have real concerns about the Medicaid policies in this bill, especially those that impact drug treatment at a time when OH is facing an opioid epidemic", he wrote in a statement .

Local The Supreme Court Defends the Integrity of US Citizenship
Author: 0 The Supreme Court Defends the Integrity of US Citizenship

A unanimous court said the government must establish that an immigrant's illegal act during the naturalization process played some role in acquiring citizenship. The statute against knowingly procuring naturalization contrary to US law, Kagan wrote, " is not a tool for denaturalizing people who, the available evidence indicates, were actually qualified for the citizenship they obtained ".

Author: 0 Trump says GOP thrives with Pelosi in power

Lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the USA election had asked the White House for any such recordings. MSNBC hosted Craig Melvin said that "it would seem as if the president may have been lying all along about the existence of these tapes".

Author: 0 Trump owes lenders at least S$436 million, disclosure shows

The financial disclosure forms list a filer's positions held on companies and in a separate section the filer's assets and income they generate. He received somewhere between $1 million and $5 million in royalties on his book, "Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America", which was released in 2015 as he announced his presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Iran Missile Strike Missed Target — Times of Israel

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on its official news website, Sepah News, that several "ground-to-ground, mid-range missiles" were fired from bases in Kermanshah province, western Iran . Activists and IS supporters reported his death at the time, but the military is only confirming it now. That Iran would verbally threaten ISIS, Saudi Arabia, the United States and Israel is not new.

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

The House bill had a continuous coverage rule, which let insurance companies raise prices on people who have lapses in their insurance coverage . Bend the Arc: Jewish Action also decried the measure. Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, who's up for re-election next year, blasted the GOP legislation and the way it was drafted.

Author: 0 GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

His words seemed to echo President Trump's assessment of the House's own legislation to repeal Obamacare . The Senate bill doesn't do that, and conservatives want a clear path to Medicaid phase-out before they will support any legislation.