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AG Sessions Pledges Redoubled War on Drugs

This policy reverses former attorney general Eric Holder directive which asked prosecutors to avoid using mandatory minimum sentencing laws . He says Sessions' policy is "an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences". Read More »

CBO: GOP health care bill would leave 23M more people uninsured

A recent study by Milliman estimated that relaxing these age bands to 5:1 would reduce premiums for people aged 20-29 by 15 percent while increasing premiums for older enrollees. The headline figures are bad enough: The CBO projects that 14 million more people will be without health insurance by 2018, 19 million by 2020 and 23 million by 2026 . Read More »

Republican congressional candidate in Montana cited with assaulting reporter


The majority of voters were expected to have already cast ballots through early voting, and it was unclear how much of an effect the assault charge would have on the election results. Navarro continued:"You see in this country, we believe in freedom of expression, we believe in freedom of the press and we ask questions of our elected officials". Read More »

GOP health care bill leaves millions uninsured


In their analysis , the CBO indicated 23 more Americans would be uninsured if the Senate were to pass the AHCA. The highly anticipated CBO score is likely to trigger another round of negative headlines and more hurdles for Republicans as they look to advance a controversial piece of legislation that was passed in the House earlier this month. Read More »

Playboy model who shot nude of unwitting woman due in court


Mathers, 30, secretly snapped a photo of the 71-year-old woman, who has not been identified, last July in the locker room of an LA Fitness and posted it online. Playboy star Dani Mathers called upon disgraced former Los Angeles attorney Roger Rosen to provide a character witness in her failed bid to avoid trial in her body-shaming case, court documents reveal. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief warned Russian Federation to stay out of election


Brennan said publicly for the first time that he became concerned past year that Russians were trying to work with the Trump campaign to interfere with the us presidential election. USA intelligence agencies concluded in January that Moscow tried to tilt the election campaign in Trump's favor, including by hacking into and leaking the emails of senior Democrats. Read More »

Budget office set to release report on House GOP health bill


The bill also fundamentally restructures the system of insurance marketplaces created by Obamacare to guarantee health coverage to Americans, even if they are sick. "The cost is especially high here in New Jersey, where at least 800,000 people face the loss of their health insurance, and deep Medicaid cuts threaten access to care for 1.8 million beneficiaries". Read More »

Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack


But the New York Times then published photos it says were gathered by United Kingdom authorities at the scene of the attack , including the remnants of a backpack, nuts and screws, and a device identified as a "possible detonator". "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost", a statement from Grande's management said. Read More »

Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway

It is unclear for how long the stretch of highway will remain closed. It will take some time to dig out Highway 1 after it was buried in an area called Mud Creek. Mud Creek is on Highway 1, 8 miles north of the Monterey/San Luis Obispo county line, about 10 miles north of Ragged Point or 25 miles north of San Simeon (Hearst Castle). Read More »

Ex-CIA Chief Was Concerned About Trump, Russia


Brennan said he anxious that Russians tried to recruit Americans during the presidential campaign to work for Moscow. At the same time , that doesn't mean he has evidence of collusion, which he outright said he did not have. He routinely shared classified information on terrorist threats with his Russian counterpart, Brennan said, although he added that Trump had apparently breached protocols on how such information was to be shared. Read More »

Pope vs. Trump: Monumental first meeting is full of surprises

The president is smiling broadly, but no one else is: the Pope and Melania looked grim while Ivanka looks stoic. And the president thinks there's another reason why they will get on. "We can use peace", Trump responded. He added, "We're liking Italy very, very much, and it was an honor to be with the pope". Francis described the document to Trump as "on the care of our common home, the environment". Read More »

Final: Cavaliers 112, Celtics 99 11:00 pm Tue

But nothing was odder than what turned out to be the turning point in the Cavs' come-from-behind 112-99 victory in Game 4 Tuesday night. Irving and Love had done it before without James, and were ready to do it on a bigger stage. The Celtics had a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter. Turns out Irving was just getting warmed up en route to scorching. Sixteen of his points came in the final 3:48 of the third. Read More »

Putting a Bloom on Memorial Day


It was officially named Memorial Day in 1967. We look forward to fishing, camping, trips to the beach, vacation road trips, family backyard barbecues, softball leagues, baseball games, and enjoying our gardens. Before the war had ended, women would decorate the graves of fallen soldiers, but there was no official day of recognition. It will also include a reading of memories of Memorial Day by Mary Hannah Throm, niece of Corporal Joe Hansen, who was killed in action during WWI shortly after ... Read More »

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks

During jury selection on Monday (22May17), only one black person was appointed among the first 11 people chosen to serve on the panel, prompting defence lawyer Brian McMonagle to accuse prosecutors of "a systematic exclusion of African-Americans", reports The Associated Press. Read More »

Iran accuses US of 'Iranophobia', arming 'dangerous terrorists'

It is all the more ironic because Iran is the one country that is opposed to the Islamic State. "Our missiles are for our defence and for peace, they are not offensive". In foreign policy, Mr. Rouhani will present the image of a moderate and more outward-oriented Iran. Rouhani decisively won a presidential election Friday, securing another four-year term. Read More »

Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill: CBO


But two amendments that were added to the bill just before it passed through the House of Representatives have changed the game significantly for the CBO score. In the end, they estimated that around one-sixth of the population lives in states that would seek both of those waivers. Other states that choose to make moderate changes to Obamacare, which the CBO expects to be about 33 percent of states, can expect "average premiums in the nongroup market would be roughly 20 percent lower in ... Read More »

Reporter alleges GOP hopeful Greg Gianforte body-slammed him


Gootkin noted that a person convicted of assault can be fined up to $500, jailed for up to six months, or both. In the audio recording posted by the Guardian , Jacobs is heard asking Gianforte about the health-care bill and Gianforte tells him to speak with campaign spokesman Scanlon, before a crunch of noise is followed by Gianforte shouting at someone. Read More »

Reporter says Republican U.S. House candidate 'body-slammed' him

Gianforte: "Get the hell out of here!" In a statement , Gianforte spokesperson Shane Scanlon said the incident was a result of Jacobs being "aggressive" and blamed the reporter for creating a scene. "Sick and exhausted of you guys", Gianforte can be heard saying. After Gianforte tells Jacobs to direct the question to his spokesman, Shane Scanlon, there is the sound of an altercation, and Gianforte begins to scream. Read More »

Betsy DeVos booed mercilessly at historically black university commencement speech


And it appears as though the students at BCU's graduation had no problem showing Betsy exactly how they felt about her, as about half the attendees turned their backs and booed the 59-year-old during her speech. Students began booing even before DeVos took the stage, as B-CU President Jackson welcomed longtime Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault . Live video of the ceremony in Daytona Beach showed many graduates facing away from DeVos, though it was not clear how numerous approximately 300 ... Read More »

Texas Lawmakers Advance Restrictions on Trans Public School Kids


The bill includes other provisions, protecting the rights of foster and adoptive parents to send their children to religious schools and ensuring that there would be no "adverse action" against a foster parent or adoptive parent who refuses to help a child acquire birth control or an abortion. Read More »

Montana GOP candidate accused of body slamming journalist, sheriff investigating


The committee said it will spend "the maximum amount of money allowable" behind ads targeting the state's Democrats. It is not clear from the audio why Gianforte was angry at the Guardian . After loud scuffling noises are heard, the voice yells: "Get the hell out of here", and another voice, presumably that of Jacobs , is heard saying that Gianforte had just broken his glasses. Read More »

CBO report on GOP health care plan due today

The Senate , which like the House is controlled by Republicans , intends to craft its own bill , which would then need to go back to the House. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer , D-N.Y., said Wednesday that the GOP bill would "gut Medicaid" and force higher out-of-pocket costs on older people and others. Read More »

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at The Vatican

Later in the day, during his meeting with the Italian prime minister, Trump said his meeting with Francis was "great". Tillerson later told reporters that climate change did not come up in the meeting with the pope , but that USA officials had "a good exchange on the climate change issue" with Cardinal Parolin. Read More »

Cosby arrives for Day 3 of jury selection

Cosby claims the incident was consensual. Judge Steven O'Neill for now rejected the argument after prosecutors said the second woman was a former detective who had sued Pittsburgh and may have an anti-government bias. His wife of 52 years, Camille Cosby, was not with him. In the deposition, Cosby confessed to obtaining Quaaludes, a strong sedative, to hand out to females he wanted to have sex with, although he insisted he didn't use them when he is alleged to have assaulted Constand. Read More »