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Health care bill would drive up premiums for millions, CBO finds

There are many variables - and unforeseen outcomes - that can undermine even the most carefully crafted policy initiative. "It is a damning indictment of congressional Republicans' and President Trump's reassurances that the bill guarantees protection for people with pre-existing conditions ", said Emily Gee , health economist at CAP. Read More »

Topeka weather for Thursday, June 1, 2017: Skies to clear by afternoon

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Low: 73. High: 90. But the rain returns Friday , and could linger through the weekend, with mild temperatures expected. Today's forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 11 a.m. Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday night: 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. Read More »

Trump Considering Former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating For FBI Director

Lieberman reportedly met with the president and acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe on Wednesday. Perhaps President Trump assumed that Lieberman's former Democratic political colleagues would be dancing in the aisles at the thought of one of their own taking the helm at the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the wake of the stunning firing of James Comey . Read More »

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

Bush and his national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, hailed Brzezinski as "a great American. a good man and a good friend". Polish-born strategist guided USA president through Iran crisis and pushed hard line against Soviets. foreign policy. Having studied Zbig's impressive background and his scholarly and political writings, I called on him to advise me on foreign policy issues during my first presidential campaign. Read More »

Lexington student advances in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Maia didn't make it past the preliminary round, but while there, she was awarded a gold medal she earned for a national Spanish exam she took this year at St. "She spelled "stentorophonic" correctly!" "There's always next year", Slywczak said. They were divided into two groups for the day's rounds. During the onstage competition, she successfully spelled the words "nucleated" and "psephite", a type of rock. Read More »

Renewable energy expected to continue growth, despite Trump

Trump, a Republican who has claimed global warming is a hoax, has moved quickly since taking office to delay or block restrictions on burning of fossil fuels enacted by his predecessor that he claims are holding back economic growth. Forty Democratic senators sent Trump a letter urging him to stay in, saying a withdrawal would hurt America's credibility and influence on the world stage. Read More »

Donald Trump's personal lawyer subpoenaed in Russia probe

Cohen & Associates PC. "The identities of U.S. persons may be released under two circumstances: 1) the identity is needed to make sense of the intercept; 2) if a crime is involved in the conversation", said Robert Deitz, a former senior counselor to the CIA director and former general counsel at the National Security Agency. Read More »

White Tulsa police officer acquitted over fatal shooting of unarmed black man

Crutcher's family said the verdict was hard to accept. Crutcher's father, the Rev. Joey Crutcher , told reporters he accepts the verdict but that he believes " Betty Shelby got away with murder". They chanted "no justice, no peace" and blocked traffic in an intersection during a peaceful demonstration, media reported . At left is Leanna Crutcher, the mother of Terence Crutcher and at right is Crutcher family attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons. Read More »

Subpoenas issued for two Trump figures in Congress Russia probe

The subpoenas comes a day after Cohen said that he would not cooperate with congressional investigators after several unofficial attempts by senators and congressmen to obtain his cooperation. Nunes was criticized for speaking publicly about classified surveillance reports he reviewed during his time at the White House. In April, Nunes stepped aside from the Russian Federation probe, which is now being led by Conaway. Read More »

Arizona spellers out after Round 3 of Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Shantanu Edgaonkar, an eighth-grader at Global Indian International School in Tokyo, performed well in the semifinals of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee , but failed to become one of the 40 contenders for Thursday's finals. He correctly spelled an impressive number of words, proving that he has a vocabulary to rival the best, but stumbled a little on 'pneumatocele, ' which was enough to disqualify him from the competition. Read More »

Police Officer Killed In Multi-Vehicle Crash

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It happened when an oncoming vehicle crossed over the grassy median and struck Tarentino's auto and another automobile. In the wake of his passing, the City of Summit Police Department has promoted Office Matthew Tarentino to the rank of detective, effective immediately. Read More »

Payless ShoeSource could close another 400 stores

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The company holds out the possibility that some of the stores could stay open if the retailer can negotiate more favorable lease terms with landlords. Louis, Missouri. "We do not anticipate store closures in other markets as a result of this action, including Latin America and Canada". The bankrupt family-footwear retailer last week asked federal bankruptcy court in St. Read More »

Kathy Griffin Should Not Have Apologized!

She later apologised by posting a 31-second video message, where she admitted that she went "too far". There were a lot of people around that could have said, 'You know what, this crosses a line'. "It wasn't amusing. I get it ", she said in the video message. "It is never amusing to joke about killing a president". "I like to make things and let people make up their own minds about it, but I understand with this that some people will praise it and some people will absolutely hate it". Read More »

Trump to announce decision on global climate pact on Thursday

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The White House did not confirm those reports and it was unclear whether Trump would fully scrap U.S. participation or merely water down United States emissions objectives. Trump's chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, has discussed the possibility of changing the USA carbon reduction targets instead of pulling out of the deal completely. Read More »

European allies see two sides of Trump

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At NATO, the White House touted the alliance's commitment to boosting defense spending, though the resolution was essentially a continuation of a pact agreed to two years earlier. Trump has tried to ban the entry of refugees and immigrants from several Muslim-majority countries, as he links them with an increased terrorist threat. Read More »

Romney urges Trump to support Paris climate deal

The United States would join Syria and Nicaragua as the world's only non-participants in the landmark 195-nation accord agreed upon in Paris in 2015. California can help China as it looks to build a national carbon market this year, a priority for President Xi Jinping, said Susan Shirk, chairwoman of the 21st Century China Center at the University of California, San Diego. Read More »

More Proof Republicans Are Just Lying About Trumpcare

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Some 23 million fewer people would be insured over the next decade, more than half of those because of an $800 billion gouge to Medicaid . Erasing former President Barack Obama's health care law was a top promise of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and by congressional GOP candidates since its 2010 enactment. Read More »

President Trump still undecided on Paris climate accord

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer could not say earlier Wednesday whether the president had already made up his mind, telling reporters that Trump will be the "ultimate decider". "The entire discussion about climate was very hard, if not to say very dissatisfying", she told reporters. Multiple news outlets, citing unnamed sources, reported that the president plans to make good on a key campaign promise by removing the USA from the 2015 agreement aimed at limiting global warming. Read More »

Trump's cellphone use worries security experts

According to former USA officials who have been privy to these exchanges, so far, out of an undisclosed number of people who have been gifted with the president's seven digits, the only person who has taken advantage of this ridiculously unorthodox approach to presidential propriety is Canada's current Prime Minister, the adored-by-the-internet Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau . Read More »

One victim in Portland hate speech stabbing has Juneau ties

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Her friend, muslim, was wearing a hijab. The two men killed on Friday while defending two women, one of who was Muslim, against a man spewing hate speech on an OR train have been identified by police. Fletcher told local news station KGW-TV on Tuesday that he was having a hard time processing what happened and was focusing on getting better. If you are a grown-ass person who has been able to gin up social media stomping outrage over the former but has remained silent and "prayerful" over ... Read More »

Uber fires self-driving vehicle chief at center of court case

However, Uber denies it is using the stolen technology to develop its self-driving auto. However, high-flyer Levandowski was employed "at-will" (a United States employment contract which means staff can be fired at any time without a reason) and none of the shares had vested when he left, according to an Uber executive. Read More »

Police release Tiger Woods' DUI arrest video

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Woods was arrested in Jupiter. The S65, an enormous luxury sedan powered by a 621-horespower 6.0-liter twin turbo V12, would have rung up at about $220,000 if Woods bought it brand new two years ago. He takes a breath alcohol test and that showed no signs of alcohol in Woods' system. The report indicated that he registered.000 on a Breathalyzer test. Read More »

Crowds gather to honor fallen heroes on Memorial Day

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But he said if they are, "I think any channel of communication, back or otherwise, with a country like Russian Federation is a good thing". Christopher Horton , a member of the Oklahoma National Guard , who died in a gunbattle with insurgents in Afghanistan in 2011, and Maj. Read More »