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Care bill would roll back Medicaid and ACA's taxes

McConnell has vowed to hold a vote before senators go home for the July Fourth recess, but he is still seeking the 50 votes necessary to pass the major legislation under arcane budget rules. Just how the Senate would handle Medicaid expansion remains to be seen - leaders are expected to release the plan on Thursday. But Republicans from states that expanded Medicaid , like Ohio's Rob Portman, want to extend that to seven years. Read More »

Democrats turn on party leader Nancy Pelosi after Georgia election defeat

Democrats pinned their hopes on a 30-year-old who had never run for office before and didn't even live in the district. Ryan, Pelosi's opponent last fall, said that Pelosi's continued role as the GOP's favorite bogeyman makes it "a heck of a lot harder" for Democrats as they try to notch victories in the GOP-friendly districts they will need to win next year. Read More »

Harry Styles' representative reveals heartbreaking news


Twist married Harry's mother, Anne Cox , in June of 2013. Sources close to the family are saying that Robin died on Tuesday night, but that the cause of death is still unknown. Robin even reportedly gained a following of his own for his likable and fun personality. Less than a month before his death, Robin joined Harry on the set of the Late Late Show with James Corden . Read More »

Despite high temps, Royal Ascot-goers don finest outfits

The widely travelled Highland Reel ventured to Australia in 2015 and put in a courageous performance to finish five and a half lengths third to Winx in the first of her two history making Cox Plate wins . "He was beaten with a furlong to go", said winning trainer Andre Fabre . The selection failed to come down the hill at Epsom and this more traditional track ought to suit. Read More »

Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at her home - at his home - pardon me - in 2004. " Bill Cosby has already been exposed as a predator who hid behind his jovial mask for more than 50 years and no jury verdict will ever change that", she said. Read More »

In Iowa, the president channels his inner candidate Trump

President Donald Trump walks on stage to speaks at Kirkwood Community College , which is recognized by the White House as a major center of agricultural innovation, during a visit to the campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Wednesday, J. Campaign rallies energize Trump by placing him in front of supporters who have stuck by him and are likely to dismiss the investigations as Beltway chatter. Read More »

Bill Cosby judge says jurors' identities can be released


But he seemed to suggest that he would release the jurors' names as soon as they reached a verdict. The juror who spoke to ABC News also described a tense deliberation room that saw people break down in tears and lash out. On a third count-that Constand was unconscious and unaware of the assault-the jurors overwhelmingly moved to acquit. In his five-page ruling and order, O'Neill stated that he had to balance the rights of the parties to a fair and impartial trial, the preservation of ... Read More »

Mattel's New Ken Doll Has Cornrows, Geek Glasses, Even Abs


Billed by Mattel as the "Next Gen Ken ", the ultra-hip new Kens come in a range of hairstyles that include a man bun and corn rows, with clothing options that include a hoodie, spiked metallic silver hightops, and LOTS of plaid. Ken and Barbie have been an item for almost 60 years. 2016 saw Mattel introduce three new Barbie body types - tall, curvy and petite - along with new skin tones, eye colours, hairstyles and accessories. Read More »

Memorial for murdered Muslim teen set on fire in Dupont Circle


Those who knew said they'll remember her bright smile. Virginia law, in part, defines a hate crime as any illegal act motivated by a person's race, religion or nationality. "Such incidents send shock waves through the entire community and have the potential to make communities feel unsafe and vulnerable", said Doron F. Read More »

Cosby lawyers tried to present evidence Constand was gay


According to the prosecution's filing, Cosby's defense team says that Constand did not tell Cosby she was gay during their 2004 interactions, which amounts to "conceal [ment] and deceit". "The mother is coming at me for being a dirty old man ". In earlier testimony Friday, prosecutors had hoped to beat back questions about why Constand had taken a year to report the alleged attack to authorities. Read More »

'Two jurors blocked Bill Cosby conviction'


The juror says they initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. ABC published the interview after Judge Steven O'Neill ordered the public release of the jurors' names, granting a request by a dozen media organisations, including the Associated Press and the major TV networks. Read More »

Bat-Signal lights up Los Angeles in tribute to Adam West

Six days following his passing, the people of Los Angeles paid a lovely tribute to the late actor by projecting the famous Batman signal onto Los Angeles City Hall on Thursday night. In their grief after West died, fans reached for the light to pay their respects. Adam West wins a restaurant in "The Dating Game". West's family, including his wife, children, and grandchildren were present, as were DC Entertainment's Diane Nelson and Jim Lee. Read More »

United States downs 'pro-regime' drone in southern Syria


Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet", according to the U.S. -led coalition. "This is the same location where another pro-regime UAV dropped munitions near Coalition forces before it was shot down, June 8". Meanwhile, US General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said a day earlier that Washington was working to restore a " deconfliction " line with Moscow meant to avoid mid-air collisions over Syria. Read More »

Names of jurors in Bill Cosby case are released


Jurors initially voted overwhelmingly to acquit Cosby on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault, the juror said. The woman whose police complaint led to Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is thanking supporters in the wake of the jury deadlock. Read More »

Juror: 2 holdouts in Bill Cosby's trial refused to convict


The move by the Norristown, PA-based judge in reaction to petitions from several media organizations comes despite Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele's office "arguing that releasing the jurors' names could have a chilling effect on future jurors and could impair the both parties' right to a fair and impartial trial". Read More »

Jury to deliberate second day in Cosby sexual assault trial

After 16 hours and 30 minutes of deliberations in Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby Jr., the sequestered jury was sent back to its hotel on Tuesday night. "They may send out notice to the judge that they are deadlocked and can not reach a decision on one, some or all of the charges", said Fitzpatrick. But they didn't come up with a verdict, leaving them exhausted and spent after a long day in the jury room. Read More »

Kate Beckinsale spotted kissing 21-year-old actor


Matt Rife and Kate are "officially boyfriend and girlfriend", according to an ET source, who also revealed the two met through a mutual friend. "They quickly started flirting, went on their first date and it's continued since." "Everyone in Kate's circle loves Matt and are so supportive of this relationship", the source says. Read More »

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West hire a surrogate for third child


Mumbai: She may have had two high-risk pregnancies , but Kim Kardashian West is not stopping at that. Citing unidentified sources, People Magazine and E! The couple , who now have daughter North and son Saint, have used an agency to source a surrogate and they will pay her the United States dollars 45,000 in 10 monthly installments of USD 4,500. Read More »

Barrasso: Republicans 'putting final touches' on health care bill

Republicans hold 52 out of 100 seats in the Senate and the latest bill is created to find an agreement between the conservative wing and more moderate Republicans. The effort has been plagued from the start by tensions between moderates and conservatives , which surfaced again on Tuesday. Daines says what could be gained are lower premiums and more state control over Medicaid expansion funds. Read More »

China's efforts on N Korea not worked out

On Tuesday the president called what happened to Warmbier "a disgrace". South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he and U.S. President Donald Trump have something in common - a goal to completely dismantle North Korea's nuclear program. Read More »

Get an Eyeful of The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story


The other roles seem just as simple to cast, like Ricky Martin as Antonio D'Amico, Gianni's life partner and co-designer for the Versace brand, who fits the character just as well as Antonio himself. The series is partly shot at the villa which now serves as a hotel . The gallery also includes a look at Darren Criss as Cunanan, who killed Versace , and even shows him in a photo with Nico Evers-Swindell and Annaleigh Ashford , only identified as "Phil" and "Elizabeth", respectively, ... Read More »