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Read the Senate Republican health care bill (full text)

Details now expected in hours on how to keep millions of Americans well - and how to pay for it. "[It will] take a different approach based upon these endless discussions we've had with the only people interested in changing the law, which is Republican senators", McConnell said . Read More »

Woman dead; suspect sought


Investigators are searching for a man after a woman was found stabbed to death in her home and a girl was wounded. The Sheriff's Office also is looking for a 2002 white Ford Explorer with California license plate number 4XTF911 in connection with the case. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana


Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport in southern MS had recorded 7.19 inches of rain through early Wednesday morning. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, like his Alabama counterpart a day earlier. The swimmers entered the water even though Panama City Beach was flying double-red flags, warning of risky conditions and extremely rough surf. And workers on Grand Isle, Louisiana's barrier island community south of New Orleans , reinforced a rock levee protecting ... Read More »

Michigan cuts ties to contractor on oil spill analysis


But Kindraka says the report remains the property of the contractor, Det Norske Veritas. The report was to look at financial and worst-case-scenario impacts from a spill in the Straits. "We know there's a very high effect if the pipeline breaks". MI also hired Dynamic Risk Assessment Systems, Inc.to prepare a second alternative analysis report on Line 5. Read More »

Congressional Baseball Practice Shooter Acted Alone, No Ties to Terror Organization


Hodgkinson's arrest in 1992 by Illinois State Police for suspicion of resisting and obstructing a peace officer also was dismissed. He had defended the shooting at his home as "target practice". "I've had someone call, leave a voicemail message saying they're going to come slit my throat, only to have a prosecutor come and tell me, 'Oh, we're not going to prosecute that one, '" Chaffetz said. Read More »

Hurt officer throws 1st pitch at Congressional softball game


The first day of summer in the nation's capital was marked by more than extra daylight from the solstice, as members of Congress and the Washington press corps faced off at the ninth annual Congressional Women's Softball Game. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday the gunman acted alone in a random act of violence. "I can't speak to exactly what he was thinking at the moment or his motive, but I think as we continue to look at his communications and look at his online footprint, ... Read More »

TS Cindy bringing heavy rains, storms to Gulf Coast


A 10-year-old boy from the St. Louis area died on the Alabama coast Wednesday after being struck by a log washed in on rough surf associated with Tropical Storm Cindy , authorities said. Cindy is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana/Texas border early Thursday morning. Between Wednesday and Thursday morning, the storm could bring up to 12 inches of rain to some areas between Texas and Louisiana. Read More »

49% of voters disapprove of GOP healthcare bill

Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the USA healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as their party's leaders prepare to unveil it. Mr. Speaker, the bill before us tonight doesn't fix anything. In a floor speech on Wednesday, Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from OR, rallied opponents of the Republicans repeal efforts: "This is the time to get loud - to get very loud". Read More »

Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle

Hassanen's remains were found in a stagnant pond five kilometers from the initial crime scene, according to the police report on the incident. "I do think we need to work through that but I don't think it's sustainable as a long-time emotion and I think the only way we achieve progress is if we return to compassion", said Triangle resident Maryam Ahmed. Read More »

Cindy rolls through Gulf with one known fatality

They urged motorists to use caution if they are driving in the southern end of the county. The National Weather Service's office in North Little Rock said the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy will result in several inches of rain in Arkansas, with the best chances Thursday night and into Friday morning. Read More »

Las Vegas ties record high of 117 degrees

The forecast called for a high of 49 degrees Celsius in Phoenix , 48C in Palm Springs, California, and 52C in Death Valley - a desert valley in Eastern California. Airlines can take other steps when the temperature climbs too high. The study of almost 2,000 deadly heat waves worldwide since 1980 was published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, a monthly peer-reviewed journal. Read More »

Some Isolated Storms for Father's Day


Southeast wind around 10 miles per hour. South wind 7 to 12 miles per hour increasing to 13 to 18 miles per hour in the afternoon. There's another chance for isolated storms Wednesday evening. Scattered showers first on Thursday , 40%. Lows around 76. Wind E/NE 6-12 miles per hour. Thursday|Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s. Read More »

Secret Senate bill to replace Obamacare expected to come to light

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says the bill doesn't yet adequately cut premiums. Sen. And Alaska moderate Lisa Murkowski says she doesn't know how she'll vote or what the legislation says. If you liked the transparency of your democracy, you can't keep the transparency of your democracy, under McConnellcare . Enough of them have voiced concerns to leave the bill's fate uncertain. Read More »

Pentagon chief blasts N.Korea over USA student who died

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has the authority to cut off travel to North Korea with the stroke of the pen, has been weighing such a move since late April, when American teacher Tony Kim was detained in Pyongyang, a senior State Department official said. Read More »

U.S. congressman's shooter had list of six lawmakers


At a news conference, Timothy R. Slater, FBI special agent in charge, described Hodgkinson as a desperate man running out of money. They said he acted alone and had no connections to terror groups. Some regulars at the YMCA noticed him but later said they were never suspicious of him. Hodgkinson, was a Sanders supporter who regularly shared his political views on social media and was critical of both Republicans and Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Grassley: Transparency concerns about health care bill 'somewhat overblown'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., plans to release the measure Thursday morning and hopes to push it through the Senate next week. WASHINGTON (AP ) - Republican senators complained about their party's secretive health care bill Wednesday, a day before GOP leaders planned to finally release their plan for erasing much of President Barack Obama's health care law. Read More »

Tusk holds out hope that Brexit can be reversed


In his first major comments in six weeks, he also said he wants to see how the economy responds to the "reality of Brexit negotiations". Top negotiators Barnier and Davis have declared the talks have gotten off to a "promising start". "No border anymore, common currency, no roaming anymore, so we tried to do our best to make our life more comfortable. We agreed on organisation and we agreed on priorities for the negotiation". Read More »

The House's health care bill is 'mean,' Trump reportedly tells senators

Trump told a group of 15 senators during a White House lunch that he expects them to improve the bill during their rewrite, The Washington Post reported . "Well I think we're not anxious so much about that as we are getting it together so we can get a majority to vote for it", Hatch said. Considering the bill could potentially leave millions of Americans suddenly without health insurance, this is an extremely morally dubious move by the GOP. Read More »

Senate votes to strengthen sanctions on both Russian Federation and Iran


It is meant to punish Russian Federation over issues including alleged meddling in the election, annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region and support for the government of Syria in that country's six-year-long civil war. The new sanctions aim to impose new restrictions on Iran's ballistic missile program and to punish Tehran for "supporting terrorism and human rights violations". Read More »

Supreme Court Allows Disparaging Trademarks


The Slants had been denied trademark protection for their name under the Lanham Act . The Supreme Court previous year rejected the team's petition to have its case heard alongside The Slants' case, and the team's appeal of the initial trademark board ruling is still winding through lower courts. Read More »

Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal to hold emergency health care hearing

John Thune, R-S.D., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speaks following a closed-door strategy session, at the Capitol in Washington , Tuesday, June 20, 2017. GOP Senate leaders were eager for a seal of approval from Trump, who had urged them to produce a bill more " generous " than the House's. "I said, "Add some money to it", he said at a rally in Iowa, confirming reports that had leaked from his meeting with Senate Republicans about their bill. Read More »