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University of SC raises tuition again

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The hike, which USC officials were quick to blame on insufficient state money, means S.C. students will pay $410 more - and $12,264 overall - to attend the downtown Columbia school next school year. However, Pastides said, there has been some progress in the State House among legislators. That will cost USC $3.3 million. "The Legislature has failed higher education in SC", said trustee Tommy Cofield, one of several trustees who made it clear he was having trouble stomaching the hike. Read More »

Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of intensive care unit

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There is no update, however, from the hospital, which said on Wednesday that it had upgraded Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, to fair condition , a week after the congressional baseball practice shooting that left him and four others wounded. Read More »

Vacation Bible school listing for June 17

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Annual Church Picnic, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. June 25, St. Joseph's Catholic Church , 9656 Elk Road, Elk. At 6 p.m., the message will be "Be Not Conformed". First Baptist Church , 9262 Guinea Station Road, Woodford, will host Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The theme is "The Great Treasure Hunt". Read More »

West Virginia Bracing For Remnants Of Cindy

The storms stretching for hundreds of miles (kilometers) are expected to push river levels higher in coming days as the remnants of a tropical storm cross Tennessee and Kentucky into West Virginia . High winds early Friday peeled off part of the roof from New Prairie High School near South Bend. In Gulfport, Mississippi, Kathleen Bertucci said about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain water found its way into her business selling granite countertops. Read More »

Five GOP senators now oppose health bill

Fowles carried a sign that said "Imagine Providing Health Care As If All Lives Mattered", which fellow demonstrator, Sally Brotherton, of South China, said, "says it all". Low-income Americans who now buy their own insurance would also lose federal help in paying their deductibles and co-payments. This is a heartless proposal. Read More »

GOP senators now oppose health bill - enough to sink it

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes. It would be politically hard for Heller to take a different stance on the measure from the popular Sandoval. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin ripped the working draft of the legislation immediately ... Read More »

Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

A handful of Republicans - more than Mr. McConnell can afford to lose - were quick to disparage the measure. "I can not support a piece of legislation that takes away insurance from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans", Heller said at a press conference. Read More »

Whoopi Goldberg tries to explain why Jon Ossoff didn't actually lose

Whoopi Goldberg told her co-hosts on The View that she didn't think the failure of Democrat candidate Jon Ossoff in the highly anticipated 6th Congressional District special election in Georgia was a setback for the Democrats. He also called on Democrats to cooperate with him, saying "Democrats would do much better as a party if they got together with Republicans on Healthcare, Tax Cuts, Security". Read More »

Senate GOP Healthcare bill

GOP Sen. Arthur Heller (R-NV), who is up for re-election, said Thursday that he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid ". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Bill at a closed-door session with party faithful on Thursday. Medicaid was a program originally designed as a health insurance program for the poorest of the poor. Read More »

Dozens arrested protesting GOP health care bill

McConnell has little margin for error in a chamber where Republicans hold a 52-to-48 advantage and Democrats are firmly united against the legislation. The budget office's analysis of the Senate measure is expected in the next few days. The Republican co-chairmen of the Joint Subcommittee for Health and Human Resources Oversight said Thursday that the Senate's current proposal "fails to address the inequities in the federal funding allocation between states" for the Medicaid program that ... Read More »

Cindy's remnants: Street flooding from South to Midwest

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Gulf Power employees fix a power pole that snapped, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The remnants of Cindy will continue to impact the weather into Saturday across the region. Prior to reaching land, the storm brought heavy winds and rain to some Southern states on Wednesday, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Read More »

India eyes breakthrough on US surveillance drones ahead of Modi trip

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The approval for the drones is also being considered a key test for relations between India and United States, especially in the era of Donald Trump , who has often been critical of India on various fronts. Last year, India submitted a request for 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance as part of a deal worth about $2 billion. A senior White House official said Friday that Washington wants India to have the kind of high technology it provides to its closest ... Read More »

Donald Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 US election

Lawson also told the Senate intelligence committee Wednesday that the government is not sharing classified details about the breach with state officials. Johnson says a lot of internal discussion and consideration preceded an October statement about the hacking from his department and the director of national intelligence. Read More »

Toomey's Office To Protest Health Care Bill

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiling a health care bill that makes deep cuts in Medicaid and end the Affordable Care Act's ( ACA ) mandate that most Americans have health insurance . "This bill may change, but Republicans will only be putting lipstick on a devastating blow to Americans' health care", said Sen. He said it would be a "very, very sad day" if Pelosi stepped down. Read More »

Mountain Valley review finds limited environmental impacts

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The companies seeking to build the 300 -mile gas pipeline say they respect the opinions of those who oppose the project. "Some wounds on our forests can never be healed once they are inflicted, including forest fragmentation, loss of valuable core forest areas, and loss of watershed integrity", Wild Virginia President Ernie Reed said in a statement. Read More »

Trump Makes Winning Rand's Vote On Health Care His 'Personal Mission'

It had been crafted in secret over the past several weeks. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants the bill to come to a vote by July 4th. Mike Lee are now opposing the bill , stating that they might come around to supporting the same if a few changes are made to it, since their original agenda - repealing Obamacare - is not being fulfilled by the current draft of the bill. Read More »

Nemechek wins at Iowa for 2nd straight NASCAR Truck victory

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But those four tires paid off big time for Nemechek, who powered by both of them on the inside and never looked back. Nemechek passed series points leader and reigning champion Johnny Sauter , who finished second in his No. "It was the thing to do". Sauter gambled and stayed out when the caution came out for Matt Crafton's hard hit with 15 laps to go after Grant Enfinger made contact with him. Read More »

Fate of Medicaid in Senate's hands

While neither of Louisiana's Republican U.S. senators has committed to back the Senate GOP health plan, advocacy groups seeking to keep the current federal law intact have their focus squarely on only one of them: physician Bill Cassidy. Read More »

Defiant Pelosi Says She's Staying: 'I Think I'm Worth The Trouble'

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Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). Democratic leaders in the House are taking heat after the party's disappointing special-election defeat in Georgia. Pelosi is accused of being a "toxic" House Minority Leader who is tarnishing the Democratic brand and making it hard for voters to connect with the Democratic party. Read More »

Texas mom says she locked 2 kids in hot vehicle, killing them

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Randolph told investigators that she believed the children could get out of the vehicle when they got ready. In multiple interviews, officials say Randolph created several variations of the events. Randolph eventually admitted she broke the window of the auto to make it look like an accident, according to WFAA. Randolph said around 12:15 p.m., she found her children playing inside her vehicle, and ordered her daughter out of the auto using profanity. Read More »

AARP calls on senators to vote no on health bill

Both the House and Senate would have to vote again on a final version before sending it to President Donald Trump for signature. On Friday, Heller also came out and said he will vote "no" on the bill as it now stands. "It's about the character of our country - who we are, and who we aspire to be". The Senate Republicans' draft legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was released on Thursday, and despite all the secrecy of this abysmal process, this bill is pretty ... Read More »

Trump's Cuba policy changes "very appropriate", says Sen. Rubio

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Trump also demanded the freedom of political prisoners and the return of American Fugitives including the cop killer Joanne Chesimard . and surrendering to political and economic freedom. Rhodes also called out Florida politicians "who will go down in history having embraced Trump and hurt Cubans", pointing to an Associated Press report that Trump's posturing had pleased US opponents in Cuba . Read More »

Samuel DuBose Murder Trial Ends With Hung Jury

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In the wake of a second mistrial , Audrey DuBose, the mother of Sam DuBose , released a statement on the family's behalf demanding another retrial and urging for peaceful protests. The second trial's jury announced it was deadlocked on the fifth day of deliberation, surpassing the amount of time the jury took in the first trial to determine an outcome in the case, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported . Read More »