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Trump Thinks The Republican Health Care Plan Is "Mean"

In June, Trump has decided the House bill he loved so much is mean and the secret Senate bill is fantastic. But If I am among those millions who face losing their health insurance, where would my family and I go for the care we need, and how we would we pay for it? No. Read More »

Trump releases his 2016 financial disclosure

It requires Congress to approve any payment or gift from a foreign entity a president decides to keep. The lawsuit described such transactions as unconstitutional. Trump has hosted foreign leaders such as Xi Jinping at the resort, further blurring the lines between politics and Trump Organization profits. Mar-a-Lago, Trump's Florida resort where he spent several weekends after assuming office, brought in $37.2 million in income, according to the paperwork. Read More »

Mueller Could Be Fired, At a Steep Political Cost

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The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was angered about news stories in conservative sites about Mueller's connections with Comey and had to be convinced by aides to not fire the special counsel . It would be hard to make the case, he said, that the experience of interviewing for Federal Bureau of Investigation director would make it impossible for Mueller to fairly exercise the broad discretion afforded to prosecutors. Read More »

Shot congressman still 'critical' but improving: doctor

A list of names - including some Republican members of Congress - was found with the Alexandria shooter, according to a law enforcement source and Rep. John Tener of Pennsylvania in 1909 where the Democrats prevailed 26-16. "He clearly knows they're there and appreciates their presence", Sava said . Read More »

Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry reiterate desire to remain with Warriors

It is a business. Durant came back late in the regular season from a 19-game absence with a left knee injury, then dealt with a tender calf early in the playoffs. Draymond Green - the Defensive Player of the Year runner-up each of the last two seasons and a finalist this year - is the anchor: Smart, versatile and with an internal fire that always stays lit. Read More »

Bodies of USS Fitzgerald sailors found in ship's flooded compartments

John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, in an earlier statement. The USS Fitzgerald's commanding officer, Commander Bryce Benson was one of two who were injured that required medical evacuation. About 400 to 500 ships pass through the busy waterway every day, but collisions are said to be rare. The Fitzgerald is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer with a crew of approximately 330 sailors. Read More »

Cuba criticises Trump's policy rollback

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The Cuban government has made clear it will not be pressured into reforms in exchange for further engagement with Washington. The Cuban government said on Friday that it considers United States president Donald Trump's new policy towards the island to be a setback in relations between the two countries, although it underlined its willingness to continue a respectful dialogue, dpa news reported. Read More »

US Rep. Scalise's condition upgraded to 'serious' after shooting

About 13 hours after the shooting on Wednesday, the hospital announced that Scalise had been shot in his left hip by a rifle and that "the bullet traveled across his pelvis, fracturing bones, injuring internal organs, and causing severe bleeding", the hospital said in a statement Wednesday. Read More »

9 things to know during Day 3 of the 2017 US Open

I couldn't possibly shoot any higher than I did. McIlroy dismissed the notion of being rusty before the tournament, but conceded on his way out of Wisconsin that he hasn't played almost enough. Major champions Bubba Watson , Jimmy Walker , Charl Schwartzel and Jason Dufner also missed. Former Masters champion Danny Willett has withdrawn from the Open with a back injury. Read More »

A day after Alexandria shooting, Congressional Baseball Game commences

Jack Sava , director of trauma at MedStar Washington Hospital Center said at a news conference Friday afternoon. Politico reported Thursday that a lobbyist for Tyson Foods who was also shot Wednesday , Matt Mika, remains in critical condition and will require additional surgeries, his family said Thursday. Read More »

Gunman had list of names when he opened fire on congressmen

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The FBI has swarmed the IL home of James Hodgkinson , combing through evidence trying to understand what could've led the 66-year-old man to the shooting rampage at a Republican congressional baseball practice. ABC's Brian Ross says Hodgkinson left his southern IL home earlier this year. Her husband was at home all day with them, she said, and she thought he might have wanted a break. Read More »

Why a single gunshot to Steve Scalise's hip could be life-threatening

He underwent another surgery today, but continues to show signs of improvement. "He is more responsive, and is speaking with his loved ones", Scalise's account tweeted, with a note that there will be no further updates. The doctor said the congressman will need more surgeries to fix damage to his abdominal area and bones and will require therapy after leaving the hospital. Read More »

Escaped Georgia inmates captured after chase in Tennessee

Rowe and Dubose have been on the run since Tuesday, when they allegedly overpowered two correctional officers on a transport bus in Putnam County before making their escape . These killers who had been on the run for three days could have been nearly anywhere. A myriad of federal, state and local law enforcement agents had been scouring the state and the country for Rowe and Dubose, both serving sentences that don't allow for parole. Read More »

Gloria Allred to Bill Cosby

She accuses Cosby and his team of lawyers and representatives of defaming her and calling her a liar for speaking out about the accusations. O'Neill only allowed Johnson to testify. "If the court allows more accusers to testify next time it might make a difference", Allred told reports. Drugging and sexually violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Read More »

Will Senate Republicans repeal Obamacare when nobody's looking?

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The big question is whether the president and his erstwhile allies on Capitol Hill agree on the priorities. US President Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation, and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". "Both of you had amendments that were put in that bill, as did other members of this committee", McCaskill said. Still, a more moderate bill from the Senate could win over some of the House moderates who voted against their own chamber's bill. Read More »

Leaving climate accord puts U.S. behind -- Ned Grossnickle

A clear majority of Americans disagrees with the decision to withdraw. Recently, Cllr David Smith, portfolio holder for planning and environment, said he was "extremely disappointed" Mr Trump had made a decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, adding the council would "continue with their commitment to reduce carbon emissions in this town". Read More »

Jury deadlocks in Cosby trial; mistrial declared

Prosecutors immediately said Saturday they will retry the case. Most of the alleged incidents occurred too long ago to be prosecuted now. Constand testified she had been given three pills and became "frozen" and "semi-unconscious" and described being sexually touched by Cosby in his Philadelphia mansion. Read More »

Amazon is buying Whole Foods and grocery shopping may change forever

Whole Foods , founded in 1978, has more than 460 stores in the United States , Canada and the United Kingdom, employs 87,000 people and is the leading natural and organic foods supermarket. Kroger , which was rumored to be considering takeover of Whole Foods as well previous year, was down 9%. The deal, expected to close in the second half of this year, gives Amazon - which has been experimenting with various physical store concepts to make establish itself as a food purveyor - an ... Read More »

Baseball gunman had list of GOP lawmakers

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Hodgkinson was shot and killed by police shortly after the attack. As of Thursday, Scalise was listed in critical condition after being shot in the hip. Lobbyist Matt Mika was shot multiple times and remains hospitalized. No staff members noticed any "inappropriate or unusual behavior" and no one complained about him, the YMCA said. Read More »

United States lawmaker shot by anti-Trump gunman showing improvement

The congressman's risk of death was now substantially lower because doctors have controlled the bleeding and his vital signs have stabilised. Sava said Friday that there are hundreds of bullet fragments in Scalise's body, but "we have no intention to try and remove all the bullet fragments at this point". Read More »

Scalise upgraded to 'serious' condition, able to speak to family

Scalise was wounded when a gunman opened fire at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia on Wednesday. The update comes just one day after a doctor told reporters here that Scalise is not only expected to walk again but "hopefully run" some time after he is released from the hospital. Read More »

The Hill: Trump sends prayers for missing U.S. sailors near Japan

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At the time of the crash, the Fitzgerald was returning to a US naval base in Japan after completing a training exercise with USA and Japanese warships. warship has been based out of Yokosuka, south of Yokohama and Tokyo, since 2004 to counter global ballistic missile threats. Because the collision happened at night, most of the ship's crew were asleep in their berths. Read More »

Gunman who shot US Congressman had a hit list

Alleged shooter James Hodgkinson shot Rep. Steve Scalise and members of the Capitol police force in Alexandria, Virginia, during Republicans' early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game on June 14, 2017. He also says that Scalise received many units of transfused blood for hemorrhaging. Addressing Scalise, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., said, "You are not alone". Read More »