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New push to tax New York's wealthiest

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But a huge asterisk is attached to the amendment: the Affordable Health Care Act. " New York's local sales tax - which the counties keep - is more generous than 47 other states in order to help counties pay for Medicaid", he said. Tom Reed, R-Corning, John Faso, R-Kinderhook, Lee Zeldin, R-Long Island, and Claudia Tenney, R-Clinton. New Yorkers will hold them accountable for their vote. Read More »

Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter

Derrick Stafford's murder trial nearly came to a halt Thursday (March 23) when a defense attorney for the Marksville law enforcement officer demanded a mistrial, KATC television reported . Jurors found Derrick Stafford guilty of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter charges, multiple news outlets reported. Two other officers at the scene - a third deputy city marshal and a Marksville police officer - didn't fire their weapons that night. Read More »

Babies born hours apart in same hospital named 'Romeo' and 'Juliet'

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Romeo Hernandez was born 18 hours and 8 minutes before the birth of his Juliet in the next room at a SC hospital on Monday. "It was just a coincidence". Now, who wants to tell them how the story ends? Clayschulte asked permission, and posted the photos of Romeo and Juliet on Facebook with the heading, " Star Crossed Babies ". Read More »

Government Cites Virginia Travel-Ban Ruling in Push to Lift Hawaii's Order

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He and his administration argued the ban was in the interest of national security. "The President has provided a detailed justification for the Order based on national security needs, and enjoining the operation of [executive order] would interfere with the President's unique constitutional responsibilities to conduct global relations, provide for the national defense, and secure the nation", he wrote . Read More »

Kyle Larson claims pole at Fontana, edging Denny Hamlin

I haven't gotten a pole since my rookie season. "It was a good qualifying run for us", said Larson. "It'll be exciting. We'll be making big moves, I know that". JGR AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has 73 total starts at Auto Club Speedway in Cup Series competition earning 2 wins, 17 top-five finishes, 29 top-10 finishes and five pole starting positions. Read More »

Commissioner Putnam warns of IRS scams targeting seniors

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Some demand that citizens make payments by purchasing iTunes gift cards, Green Dot prepaid cards, MoneyPak prepaid cards, Reloadit prepaid debit cards or other prepaid cards. Older residents should be particularly wary as they are often vulnerable to these types of scams, officials said. The caller can become hostile and insulting. Read More »

House set to vote on ObamaCare replacement bill after Trump ultimatum

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When a reporter asked on Friday if the president would be comfortable with Obamacare continuing in the event that the GOP plan doesn't pass, Spicer tersely responded, "No, he's not". But the vote was postponed after administration officials fell short. The president made it clear last night, this is it. Conway, this week, also said Trump "doesn't know" his former aides like Carter Page or J.D. Read More »

House GOP, Trump pressure holdouts on ACA replacement bill

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The White House has been saying for weeks they are highly confident the bill will pass. But Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chair of the House Freedom Caucus, whom Trump called out by name during a Capitol Hill visit Tuesday, said he is determined to kill the bill on Thursday, and that he has the votes to do it. Read More »

Trump's healthcare bill hits a Great Big Wall in Congress

On Thursday, Ryan was offering to limit or eliminate the Obamacare rule that requires all individual and small-group health insurance plans to cover a list of 10 "essential health benefits": outpatient care, emergency room visits, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care, rehabilitation services, mental health and addiction services, laboratory services, prescription drugs, pediatric services and preventive care. Read More »

House Republicans withdraw health care bill in humiliating defeat for Trump

U.S. Rep. Dave Joyce, a centrist Ohio Republican who has voted numerous times to repeal Obamacare, said this afternoon he can not support the repeal-and-replace bill now in the House. Four of the five New Jersey House Republicans voted against their leadership , citing the measure's impact on Garden State residents. "We had no Democrat support". Read More »

Trump's Bid to Get Conservatives to Support Healthcare Bill Leaves Moderates 'Furious'

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The bill will need 215 votes to pass - one fewer votes than had been expected because of the scheduled absence of a Democratic congressman who will be attending his wife's funeral. "I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don't get this done", the President told members of the Freedom Caucus, with Representative John Duncan telling The Hill after the meeting: "He told us if we don't pass this bill on Thursday, it will put everything in jeopardy that he wants to ... Read More »

Kentucky fans gear up for Friday's Sweet 16 showdown

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What is a journalist supposed to do, though? First, papa Ball is asking for a $1 billion shoe deal for his three sons, two of whom are still in high school. With no distractions of their own, the Tar Heels could more easily stay focused while trying to reach a second straight Final Four. It's like, 'What do you want? "That's what this is, and people are going to watch this game, not because I'm coaching and not because I came back to Memphis and not because Steve is coaching". Read More »

Virginia judge upholds Trump's temporary travel ban

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Nevertheless, a spokesman for the Department of Justice released a statement to the Hill saying, "As the Court correctly explains, the President's Executive Order falls well within his authority to safeguard the nation's security". They urged the judge to look beyond the text and consider its intent in the context of Trump's public statements, which they say reveal an anti-Muslim bias. Read More »

President Trump Calls Out Freedom Caucus Ahead Of Dramatic Health Care Vote

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The president met with members of the Freedom Caucus Thursday in an effort to win them over. The bill, backed by Trump and House GOP leadership, has faced opposition from the conservative Freedom Caucus as well as centrist Republicans. "Eventually, we're all going to have to get together behind something to do the one thing that every Republican promised, and that's repeal Obamacare", Farenthold says. Read More »

Deadly airstrike in Mosul kills scores of civilians

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The entire eastern side and about half of the west is now under Iraqi control. The militants have used vehicle bombs, snipers and mortar fire to counter the offensive, firing from crowded residential areas and complicating the battle plan especially since troops entered the crowded Old City. Read More »

Armed Mom Surprises Burglar, Sends Him Running

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He then tries to kick the door in. A security camera captured a man trying to break into a Miami home occupied by a woman and her children, according to Morning Express with Robin Meade . "All of the sudden I hear some banging noise". "He kept looking back making sure I wasn't going to shoot him in the back". "I thought it was my dreams or something", she told WPLG. Read More »

After Rockville Rape, School Superintendent Accuses Parents of Racism

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An SUV carrying US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had to thread jostling protesters from opposing sides as she headed inside to read to second graders. "As a mother of two daughters and grandmother of four young girls, my heart aches for the young woman and her family at the center of these bad circumstances", said U.S. Read More »

Student saves choking friend in cafeteria

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In a news release, the school's nurse credited the training Brown had received through the Police Explorer training with averting a "very unsafe situation". "I could've been dead", said Olsen, "I could be dead now". Brown learned the Heimlich at a local police explorer program. Brown said he realized he needed to do something when he saw his friend turning blue. Read More »

Rep. Raúl Labrador on AHCA: 'Nobody Likes this Bill'

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In calling the bluff of on-the-fence lawmakers, Trump runs a massive risk of violating a primary campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare and suffering a major legislative defeat in his first effort to pass major legislation. "The AHCA in its current form fails to fully repeal Obamacare and would lead to even higher costs and fewer choices for Americans", said Nathan Nascimento, Freedom Partners' vice-president of policy, referring to the Bill that is known as the American Health Care Act. Read More »

How many times has President Donald Trump played golf while in office?

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Since taking office on January 20, 2017, Mr. Trump has reportedly been on the grounds of his golf courses 11 times since becoming President, and that's as of March 19. "I have frequently dined in Trump Grill, had lunch in Trump Café, had coffee meetings in the Starbucks at Trump Tower, attended events and spent many hours in campaign headquarters on the fifth floor past year", Page wrote. Read More »

Oroville Dam Spillway: What you need to know this Monday

About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville is one of California's largest man-made lakes. Nearly 200,000 people have evacuated their homes as a result of the break. When asked if the spillway was supposed to handle far more water, Bill Croyle, the acting head of the California Department of Water Resources , said he was "not sure anything went wrong" on the damaged spillway. Read More »

Free doughnuts for those who try new Krispy Kreme coffee

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State University and Krispy Kreme trying as fast as they can to run 5 miles and choke down a dozen doughnuts. The coffee is available now at Krispy Kreme shops nationwide. They said the combination is "inseparable". The last day of the promotion is February 28. Is there a more ideal pairing than coffee and doughnuts? As a bold alternative, the new Rich blend is an aromatic and flavorful medium-bodied blend of Central, African and Indo-Pacific beans, creating a lush, well-rounded ... Read More »