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States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts

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U.S. Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) quickly praised the announcement that federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears would be lifted. The NPS says the bears - which generally roam in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho - "have gradually expanded their occupied habitat by more than 50%". Read More »

Republicans release draft health care bill

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The battle lines are forming tonight in the Senate over replacing Obamacare . The Senate nixed that idea, but its bill will let states waive essentially all other Obamacare rules, including basic things insurance plans must cover - like hospitalization, maternity care and prescription drugs - as well as caps on out-of-pocket costs. Read More »

Jury acquits former U.S. cop in fatal shooting of black man

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The remaining cases are pending. "I share my community's frustration and continue to be saddened by the tragic loss of life and lack of justice we are all too familiar with in Milwaukee", said Democratic state Sen. But defense attorneys said the officer was just following his training. Heaggan-Brown had been charged with first-degree reckless homicide and was facing 60 years in prison. Read More »

Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

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A couple sit in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington , U.S. on May 16, 2016. The statute against knowingly procuring naturalization contrary to USA law, Kagan wrote, " is not a tool for denaturalizing people who, the available evidence indicates, were actually qualified for the citizenship they obtained ". Read More »

Federal Judges Uphold Ruling To Overturn Brendan Dassey Conviction

The panel voted 2-1 to uphold a federal judge's August 2016 ruling to overturn Dassey's murder conviction. Yet, on Thursday, two out of the three judges made a decision to uphold Duffin's ruling, which overturned Dassey's sentence for his involvement in the assault and murder of Halbach. Read More »

Four GOP senators to oppose current Republican health care bill

That would drive up costs. Senate Republicans have finally unveiled a draft of their Obamacare replacement bill, which Democrats were quick to condemn. Congressman Brian Higgins (D-26) called the Senate GOP's plan a "pay more for less" plan. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., certainly sounded less than enthusiastic in his initial remarks on the bill. Read More »

Fate uncertain for Republican health bill

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Democrats say they offered to help fix Obamacare but were rebuffed. McConnell unveiled the bill the same day. Reaction to the proposal ranged from lukewarm to outright derision. Patrick Toomey of Pennsylvania said he was "still studying it but it strikes me as a good first step in what will be an ongoing process of fulfilling a commitment we made to the American people". Read More »

Arrests at Capitol of health bill protesters

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Second, both bills prohibit the individual tax subsidies mentioned above from paying for insurance plans that cover abortion procedures (whether the insured gets the procedure or not). Senators are likely to have only a handful of days to decide whether to support or vote against the 142-page bill, which was unveiled on Thursday. Whether it will pass is far from certain. Read More »

West Virginia governor approves expanded road repairs, taxes

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After more than a month in special session - while also discussing the matter throughout this year's entire regular legislative session - the House and Senate agreed to a $4.228 billion budget and needed road revenue measures late Friday. Justice said numerous legislators he called back into a special session for the budget are to blame for the pain that many people will suffer. Smith said the plan is to get started as early as July with $30 million in advanced reconstruction resurfacing work ... Read More »

Health care bill protesters spending night outside Sen. Toomey's office

Mr McConnell stitched it together behind closed doors, potentially moving Mr Trump and the GOP toward achieving perhaps their fondest goal - repealing former Mr Obama's 2010 statute, his proudest domestic legacy. The measure largely uses people's incomes as the yardstick for helping those without workplace coverage to buy private insurance. Ends cost-sharing subsidies in 2020, while failing to clear up uncertainty about whether they can be paid now. Read More »

Anti-Trump groups stick to resist tactics despite shooting

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The FBI plans to release details today of the shooting that critically injured House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four other people last week on a northern Virginia baseball field. Authorities were investigating Hodgkinson's social media posts , a cellphone, computer and camera. The FBI is still going through Hodgkinson's phone records and email accounts. Read More »

Senate Republicans' Obamacare Repeal Bill

The CBO found the House's health care bill would lead to 23 million more Americans being uninsured by 2026 than under the current law. At his Iowa rally Wednesday, Trump said he hopes to be able to get a couple of Democrats to vote for the health bill. Read More »

Handel's Victory Shows Limits of Trump Card

Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus. Republicans, including the president, have mocked Democrats for retaining their controversial leader. For GOP consultants, the tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years. He said the DCCC's polling and data shows that they are competitive, particularly in some swing seats that Republicans carried ... Read More »

Yellowstone grizzly to be removed from Endangered Species List

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a final rule to remove Yellowstone-area grizzly bears from the federal list of threatened and endangered species today. "We're certainly prepared to take a stand to protect the grizzly, if necessary", he said. "There's only one Yellowstone ". "It's tragic that the Trump administration is stripping protections from these magnificent animals just to appease a tiny group of trophy hunters who want to stick grizzly bear heads on their ... Read More »

Tropical storm Cindy could bring masses of deadly fire ants to Alabama

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The Alabama Cooperative Extension System warned that floodwaters sometimes cause colonies of floating fire ants to emerge from the soil, and float on water until the reach dry ground. Avoiding contact with the floating colony, even with oars. Remove ants immediately by rubbing them off. Ants will only cling to the skin if submerged. Read More »

TCU Edges Louisville 4-3

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Taylor's homer came in the 10th game of the CWS. Wymer faced 14 batters and allowed two hits, struck out five and walked none, all while protecting a one-run lead against one of college baseball's top lineups. "We talk about all the time some of our best swings offensively are when we're hitting the ball the other way, staying on balls and letting it get deep and really getting our pitch and trusting the plan out there", Wanhanen said. Read More »

Warren: Senate GOP Health Care Bill Paid for With 'Blood Money'

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The plan gets rid of those mandates. What we're saying is that there are more cancers in women as women get older. "Congress has a responsibility to resolve these issues and stabilize the individual insurance market, and over the next several days, I will take time to fully review the legislative text and seek input from a wide range of stakeholders across our state", Corker said in a statement . Read More »

I did not record James Comey conversations: Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's veiled threat to former FBI Director James Comey about "tapes" of their private conversations was apparently just a bluff. Trump was pressed on it by ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl and other reporters during a press conference on June 9. "And, of course, the president hasn't explained why, if there were never tapes why he made that suggestion to begin with". Read More »

Trump takes a Twitter victory lap, taunts Democrats for losing special elections

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Handel will be thrown into the House midsession, without the same transition or orientation period that most lawmakers receive at the beginning of each new Congress. That's not to mention what it could mean in Washington. Handel insisted for months that voters' choice had little to do with Trump. Will that be how other candidates in somewhat moderate districts deal with the Trump factor? Krueger said Georgia could taper GOP anxiety on the American Health Care Act, the Obamacare ... Read More »

Thief trips over pants while fleeing Florida burglary scene

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The video shows someone get out of the vehicle that pulls up behind the sports auto parked in the driveway of the home. Someone gets out of a auto that pulls behind the sports auto and discovers that the vehicle's fly away scissor doors are open, the video shows. Read More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

Following the Democrat Jon Ossoff's defeat in a Georgia special House election, some Democratic lawmakers have voiced their concerns about the party's future. Instead of famously wagging his finger and predicting that people "will die" if Republicans repeal and replace Obamacare, Sanders says Americans should "fight back" in protest but cautions against violence. Read More »