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Global shares mixed, awaiting cues from central bankers

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MARKET INSIGHT: "The net effect of last night's speeches by Yellen and Draghi has been to reinforce a view that markets are now embarking on a phase of global policy tightening with the European Central Bank potentially moving faster relative to the Fed than many had expected", Ric Spooner, chief analyst at CMC Markets, said in a commentary. Read More »

Democrat Anger Is Helping Republicans

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It was once held by Republican Newt Gingrich (the former House Speaker from 1979 to 1999), and the previous incumbent Tom Price (now Trump's health secretary), carried the district by more than 23 points. And no wonder. The party that wants to be thought of as pro-civil rights, pro-equality, pro-people has turned a corner in recent times, smack into Anti Territory. Read More »

Former Milwaukee police officer acquitted in fatal shooting of Sylville Smith

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It was later determined that Heaggan-Brown's first shot struck Smith in his right bicep area with the bullet passing through Smith's bicep and lodging in a window casement to the east of the shooting. Heaggan-Brown experienced the encounter in "real time ", not in frame-by-frame motion as it was shown to the jury , Willis said, according to WTMJ. Read More »

LEADING OFF: Cubs visit White House, Francona to return

A former federal prosecutor says USA Gymnastics needs a "complete cultural change" to better protect athletes from sexual abuse. "When the ball was coming down I was really was kind of anxious about the wall and I saw the ball last second and it just went in my glove", he said of the latter. Read More »

State lawmakers weigh in on delayed health care vote

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Trump told reporters before the session " we're getting very close " on a healthcare plan but "that's OK" if the bill did not pass. One associate of McConnell's questioned whether Trump could have any impact at all, saying, "Trump doesn't bring us any votes". Read More »

Senate leaders scramble to save GOP health care bill amid defections

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McConnell had pushed for a vote before the July 4 recess to avoid media attention of lawmakers being attacked over the disastrous health care bill during town halls with constituents while on break. "My suspicion is that any negotiation with the Democrats would include none of the reforms that we would like to make, both on the market side and the Medicaid side", McConnell told reporters yesterday. Read More »

McConnell says good progress made on health bill

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US Senate Republicans have delayed a vote on their healthcare bill until after next week's 4 July Independence Day holiday. Lawmakers then have three weeks in session before their month-long August recess. Both the House and the Senate have different health care bills . "His calculation is that he can spend next week or so trying to figure out how to bring some of these recalcitrant Republicans on board and there's a reason why you don't want to bet against him", Manley said. Read More »

Health Care: Senate plan more costly for almost all

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What McConnell should do - with Trump's backing and support - is reach across the aisle and issue a honest invitation to Democrats to participate in crafting a fix to the Affordable Care Act, which absolutely needs fixing. House Speaker Paul Ryan says he has faith in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's ability to round up the votes for the Republican health care bill despite growing opposition in the Senate. Read More »

Asia stocks pressured as Wall St. hit by healthcare vote delay

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This after reaching a 10-month high earlier in the trading session of 1.13711. Despite lower Treasury yields, the dollar extended overnight gains and was firm at 111.800 yen after briefly rising to a one-month peak of 112.075. 10-year up 6.6 basis points to 2.2% - the highest since before the Fed's interest rate rise on June 14. "He surprised the market with that upbeat stance", said Tom di Galoma, a managing director at Seaport Global in NY. Read More »

Rand Paul: Healthcare Tweet 'Poking the Bear' at Senate Leaders

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The GOP holds 52 seats, with Vice President Pence as a potential tiebreaker. The delay put the future of a longtime top Republican priority in doubt amid concerns about the Senate bill from both moderate and conservative Republicans. That is for sure. A person familiar with America First Policies' decision-making said the group watched Heller's press conference and viewed him as a lost cause - unless some bold action shook him up. Read More »

Republicans delay healthcare vote

For families with lower incomes, the bill would repeal a tax penalty for people who do not get health insurance, saving them $38 billion over the next decade. She added that her final decision could rest on the assessment being made by the Congressional Budget Office . "The mentally ill, the drug-addicted, the chronically ill ... Read More »

WH Redirects Comey Tapes Inquiry Back to Trump's Tweets

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But he is also - we are going to have to see. According to the June 17-20 poll of 900 adults, almost half of respondents (46 percent) disapproved Trump's decision to fire former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, compared with 27 percent who considered Comey´s firing as correct. Read More »

Tell Daines to vote no on GOP health bill

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But the message he delivered to them before reporters were ushered out of the room was not entirely hopeful. "What is this going to look like when this gets out of the next iteration?", said Peter Costa, president of trading firm Empire Executions Inc. Read More »

Blow to Trump: Republicans delay US Senate vote on 'Obamacare' repeal

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Ted Cruz . McConnell directly dismissed any possibility that the Obamacare repeal effort was finished. The majority leader - already rankled by Mr. McConnell told senators he wanted them to agree to a final version of the bill before the end of this week so they could seek a new analysis by the budget office. Read More »

Stop breeding terrorists, India-US tell Pakistan

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India and the United States have called on Pakistan urging it to ensure that its territory is not used to launch cross-border terror strikes. The State Department's action sent out a strong message against the terrorism emanating from Pakistan which is hurting India. Read More »

USA officer acquitted in fatal shooting of black man

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The Midwestern city was bracing for further protests after Friday's acquittal of Officer Jeronimo Yanez , 29, of all charges he faced in the death of 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop in July. Like several similar cases, Castile's death was shared worldwide on social media. Reynolds, who filmed the aftermath of Castile's shooting , said she was "incredibly disappointed" by the verdict. Read More »

Senate delays health care vote

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At least five GOP senators - conservatives and moderates - have said they would vote against even beginning debate, and the bill would be derailed if just three of the 52 Republican senators voted against it. Last week, Mr. Trump tweeted that he is "very supportive" of the Senate bill. That said, simply acknowledging the issues within this bill, that makes its aim to strip Americans of their healthcare is not enough. Read More »

Active shooter reported at US Army post

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The Arsenal received two calls made to 911 about a possible shooter at the Sparkman Center , the headquarters for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command. Gates began reopening and the lockdown lifted in all areas except the Sparkman building at 12:30 p.m., said Chris Colster, Redstone Arsenal Public Affairs spokesman. Read More »

Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

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The administration has said the 90-day ban was needed on national security grounds to allow an internal review of screening procedures for visa applicants from the six countries. Instead, the justices said it was OK to ban citizens from six countries the White House deems unsafe - if they "lack any bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States ". Read More »

California sheriff deputy shot in face; condition unknown

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The shooting happened at the Regional Transit light rail station near Watt Avenue and Interstate 80. The Sacramento Sheriff's Department announced the deputy was shot in the face while on his assignment with Regional Transit when he confronted the suspect, a struggle ensued, and the suspect fired at the deputy. Read More »

Premiums Could Rise 74 Percent Under GOP Health Care Bill

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Most wore grim expressions. He added, "When senators tell me they want to get to yes, that means that we have a very good chance to get to yes". The bill has many critics and few outspoken fans on Capitol Hill. "The White House has been very much involved in these discussions". The group took down the ads Tuesday night. Because of the growing opposition, the bill may now not come up for a vote this week as planned. Read More »