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Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

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During the shooting , U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed Hodgkinson, who the Federal Bureau of Investigation says was under "financial and mental" stress and held a deep animus toward President Donald Trump and other Republicans. Read More »

Storm Cindy expected to make landfall Thursday morning: NHC

Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. Doppler radar-estimated rainfall through Thursday morning. Some other drivers, though, were pulling over and not attempting to navigate the flooded roads in the area. Read More »

Senate Republicans unveil health care bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a sweeping plan to roll back the Affordable Care Act , including a drastic reduction in federal health care spending that threatens to leave millions more Americans uninsured. There are only "minor exceptions", Mermin said, as the Republican bill proposed Thursday retains the same provisions as the version proposed earlier this year. Read More »

Trump on Jeh Johnson testimony

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Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 .Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against hacks (long prior to election). "But I do not believe our country is made safer by holding this information back from the American public". "Second, there was an ongoing election and many would criticize us for perhaps taking sides in the election". Read More »

Milwaukee ex-cop who fatally shot Sylville Smith found not guilty

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The verdict was just the latest of many acquittals in police shootings around the country, including one in Minnesota last week of the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile. Smith fell to his back when Heaggan-Brown shot him again less than a couple seconds later in his chest. The Aug. 13 shooting happened after a foot chase that began with Smith running from a traffic stop holding a gun. Read More »

Census: US growing older and more racially diverse

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A Pew Research Center analysis of the Census' current population survey found that white turnout increased in the 2016 election, while black turnout dropped and the nonwhite share of the US electorate remained flat compared with the 2012 election. Read More »

Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

It would also end the mandate that larger employers provide affordable coverage to their employees. Speaking from the Senate floor, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) said he found the secretive process over the bill's drafting weird, especially because it occurred without a single hearing. Read More »

Dash Cam Footage Of The Shooting Death Of Philando Castile Released

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This video comes after Yanez's trial concluded on Friday , when he was found not guilty of second-degree manslaughter and two counts of reckless discharge of a firearm. There should be an embedded item here. Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez is free. He does not engage with the passengers and never draws his weapon during the fatal encounter. Read More »

Former Homeland Security Secretary testifies on Russian election interference

Priestap said , the "scale and aggressiveness" was different this time , with the primary goal being to sow discord and aid the candidacy of Republican Donald Trump , the eventual victor. Asked if he would do anything differently, Johnson said that "hindsight is brilliant". But he says the answer wasn't reassuring. The DNC "did not feel it needed DHS' assistance at the time " for the attack, which the USA has attributed to Russian-backed hackers. Read More »

These are the key points from the Senate health care plan

Under the House bill, the office said , the number of uninsured would be 23 million higher than under the Affordable Care Act in 2026. Others are much more reluctant to leave and it's taking four or five officers to carry them out. With Democrats deeply opposed to Republican attempts to overhaul former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, the route to passage was extremely narrow for President Donald Trump's party, with no assurances that moderates and conservatives will be ... Read More »

Trump lashes out at Democrats after Georgia win

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That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!" Pelosi and other Democratic leaders insisted that they demonstrated important progress by coming in a close second, and have a good shot at taking back the House in next year's midterm elections. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

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Most people were likely going to leave, Hebert said, as he inspected the area around Cypremort Point on Vermilion Bay. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said heavy rainfall Wednesday sent about 10 inches of water into her business, Top Shop, which sells and installs granite countertops. Read More »

Cops shoot pregnant woman who called for help

When the two responding officers arrive on the scene, they can be heard talking about previous encounters with Lyles and her mental health. Family members told the Seattle Times that they believe that race was a factor in Lyles' death. Read More »

The Cubs send Kyle Schwarber to the minors

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Schwarber hit.412 in the World Series last season with a.500 on-base percentage after missing all but three games of the regular season due to a serious knee injury. His slump at the top of the order has served to drag down the team's offense for months. What Schwarber did in the World Series previous year only served to set expectations at an unfair level when he finally made his full-season debut. Read More »

NY lawmakers adjourn without deal on NYC schools

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If the policy lapses, control will revert to a mosaic of local school boards. I said lock them all in a room until they get it right. "Under our leadership, the Senate has approved three different bills to extend mayoral control", the Long Island Republican said. Read More »

Blumenthal, Murphy Awaiting Senate Health Care Bill

The draft of the bill is being released to senators Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET. The Senate will release the draft to the public after that. Republicans in the U.S. Democratic senators hold a hearing hosted by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, with Sen. How Senate alterations affect the coverage score, if at all, could color public reaction to the bill. Read More »

$11.7 billion budget deal up for a vote in New Hampshire

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Senate Democrats gathered outside the Capitol on Wednesday morning to protest the health care bill now being drafted by their Republican colleagues, which is to be unveiled Thursday and could be voted on as early as next week . The CBO analysis will shed light on how much money the bill would cost and how many people would be covered. GOP Senate leaders were eager to get a seal of approval from Trump, who had urged them to produce a bill more "generous" than the House's. Read More »

Cindy To Make Landfall Overnight; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible

Waves crash against the Okaloosa Island Pier near Fort Walton Beach in northern Florida as Tropical Storm Cindy gains strength Wednesday. "We stand ready to assist local communities in the event of an emergency, and I ask all Texans to keep those in the storm's path, and our fearless first responders, in their prayers as they prepare for this storm", Abbott said in a statement. Read More »

Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

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A few tornadoes and inundation of 1 -3 feet above the ground along the coast are also possible, the National Weather Service said. The National Hurricane Center also warned of the possibility of a few tornadoes Thursday "from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast". Read More »

Angry Dems turn against leaders after House election losses

Republican Ralph Norman beat Democrat Archie Parnell by around 3 percentage points in SC, closer than expected and a warning sign to the GOP not to take any seat for granted. Barack Obama managing 46 percent of the vote here in 2008. Democrats have been counting on Pelosi to motivate their base for years , and it's a tactic that, by all appearances, is as reliable as ever. Read More »

Milwaukee Officer IsAcquitted in Killing of Sylville Smith

Heaggan-Brown fired his first shot - a shot the prosecution conceded was lawful - and then fired the second, fatal shot less than two seconds later, just after Smith had thrown away his pistol The prosecution claimed that the second shot constituted reckless homicide. Read More »

Abortion Language May Be Cut From Senate ObamaCare Bill

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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". Republicans hold a 52-seat advantage in the Senate and a potential tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. If the bill passes, the House must do one of two things: vote to pass the Senate bill as it is, or go into negotiations with the Senate to get a compromise bill. Read More »

Senate Republicans holding private meeting

From that standpoint, it's been a very open process within the Republican conference. "I can't imagine, quite honestly, that I'd have the information to evaluate and justify a yes vote within just a week". For one thing, senators from Medicaid expansion states would have a tougher time swallowing a faster phase out of the expansion. Tillis suggested, however, that Republicans were aiming for an expansion phaseout model that would begin winding down funding for the enhanced Medicaid ... Read More »

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 »