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Trump making calls to senators on healthcare bill

Exempts spending on special-needs children from cap on federal Medicaid matching contribution. He was referring to former President Barack Obama's promise in 2009 that the Affordable Care Act would let people keep their existing insurance plans and their doctors. Read More »

Iverson is among players in Big 3 league

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Cube also talked Allen Iverson - telling TMZ Sports the National Basketball Association legend has been working out like insane and he's "ready to go". He added that he and other BIG3 executives saw their league as a means for players to possibly return to the National Basketball Association, noting, "We encourage guys to continue their National Basketball Association careers". Read More »

Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

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The station reports significant power outages in the area as well. There also reports of damaged buildings in an area near Ensley Avenue and Interstate 59, fire officials said on social media. He says they are now trying to make sure everyone is accounted for. However, ABC officials had to destroy store #17's remaining inventory due to fears of contamination. Read More »

'The threat is still there' for New Orleans after Tropical Storm Cindy

Debris covers State Highway 87 after Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall earlier Thursday, June 22, 2017 on the Bolivar Peninsula in Texas. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. An additional 2-4 inches of rainfall possible by Monday morning, with localized higher totals possible. Floating colonies of fire ants could form in flood waters as Tropical Storm Cindy moves inland. Read More »

White House reporters object to off-camera briefings

CNN equated the briefing to a Supreme Court argument - an on-the-record event at which cameras are banned. Indeed, news reports about Priebus's imminent demise often only heighten the president's sense of loyalty toward his chief of staff, whom he views as hardworking. Read More »

Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend to death in home

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The incident is being investigated by Brockton Police and State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors say a woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend to death in their MA home. They also said police were dispatched to the location about a month ago after a woman had been randomly walking in neighbors' homes. Officials say the victim isn't being identified until his next of kin is notified. Read More »

Cindy downgraded to tropical depression

At least 17 million people are under a tropical storm warning from San Luis Pass, Texas, to the Alabama-Florida border, said CNN meteorologist Michael Guy. Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. Read More »

Tropical Storm Brings Pink Flamingos to Gulf Coast

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The storm's first fatality was reported yesterday, when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log that a large wave dislodged as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said . Heavy rainfall is still in the forecast for states along Cindy's latest path toward central Tennessee, where it is expected to arrive Friday . The city tweeted that crews are searching the areas now before taking cover again.Wide areas are without power and stoplights are not ... Read More »

Can GOP health-care bill pass the Senate?

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He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood , impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits. Read More »

Authorities identify suspect accused of shooting officer in the

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That's when they say an officer in his early thirties, who has been worth the force for 13 years, opened fire. "As I was leaving, he was shooting the gun at me, 'pow, pow, pow, '" said the victim in the 911 call to police. When police walked up to Harris, they said he started running. Harris fled on foot, and Shouse chased after him. He is expected to be OK. Charges against Harris are forthcoming. Read More »

North Korea denies torturing United States student Otto Warmbier

He had been accused of stealing a propaganda poster and was serving 15 years in prison with hard labour. "Our related institutions are treating criminals who committed crimes against [our] republic strictly based on domestic law and global standards, and Warmbier was no different". Read More »

Dolphins' Gase reached out to Peyton Manning in 2016

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Don't believe it? Well, Mr. Manning has the text receipts to back up the story. "I can see why Will is excited about him", said Archie Manning, the former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints quarterback. "I assess people fairly quickly, and he's a good one", said Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens, who is the camp's associate director. "I enjoyed being at games; I enjoyed being a fan". Read More »

Biden Told Hedge Fund Manager to 'Shut the Hell Up'

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Beau Biden died in 2015 after a two-year fight with brain cancer. Both Biden and Ackman were featured speakers during the event. The room grew quiet as Biden became emotional, and said: "I'm sorry". Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital, hosted the ill-fated, May 18 dinner at the fund-of-funds' annual SkyBridge Alternatives (SALT) conference. Read More »

Arsenal, West Ham target Henry Onyekuru secures United Kingdom visa

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The striker has taken little time to bed in at the Kehrwegstadion with Onyekuru netting six goals in 19 appearances in his first season with the club before netting an impressive 24 goals in just 41 matches this season. And Onyekuru made no attempt to hide his excitement about being offered a deal by the Gunners last month. 'It was a very brief discussion but he said a lot of good things about the club'. Read More »

Senate health care bill unveiled

Yet it faces an uncertain fate in the Senate . But a wide array of critics slam the bill , saying it would send premiums and deductibles skyrocketing for many , eviscerate Medicaid and leave millions uninsured. Heller said that he won't vote for a bill that "takes insurance away from tens of millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of Nevadans". McConnell was "basically writing it by himself behind closed doors and nobody is ever doing anything good behind closed doors", Meyers said. Read More »

GOP Unveils Healthcare Bill; Tennesseans React

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Like the House version, the Senate plan would immediately abolish the ACA's penalties for most Americans who fail to carry health coverage, although it does not eliminate the mandate itself. But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending. Jerry Brown, who pulled no punches Thursday in his assessment of the Senate plan. Read More »

Cindy leaves tornado in its wake; injuries, damage in Alabama

According to forecasts, Cindy, with steady gusts of approximately 80 km/h and 15-30 cm of precipitation in the form of rain, is expected to hit Louisiana , Mississippi, Alabama and the western part of Florida until Thursday. In Louisiana , Edwards said two fishermen who were reported missing in coastal St. Mary Parish were located and rescued Thursday morning. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky. Read More »

2 killed in crash with SUV fleeing Chicago officers

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LaSalle St.in the city's Englewood neighborhood, according to police. Officers arrested the man who was trying to flee. As he tried to flee, he crashed into a Maroon Ford Focus. Further details, including the victims' identities, were not available. The man was eventually arrested by police. A red sedan that had visible damage had come to a stop in a vacant lot near the intersection of 59th Street and LaSalle Street. Read More »

Severe storms, isolated tornadoes possible Friday

The storm's first fatality was reported yesterday, when a 10-year-old boy was struck by a log that a large wave dislodged as he stood near the shore in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County coroner said. The closest rain to the Metroplex Thursday morning was in the Tyler area. Friday & Saturday we can expect the threat of some locally heavy downpours. Read More »

Dem rep calls for House Dem "change in leadership"

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The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. "I don't think people in the beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country". They just don't know how to make it happen. Read More »

Menendez: Senate health care bill 'devastating' for NJ Medicaid recipients

Four Republicans quickly came out in opposition - Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Ron Johnson and Rand Paul - while at least three more Republicans have openly expressed serious concerns. The four are sticking together to get changes such as fewer government subsidies created to make health insurance more affordable. He said any repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act would have "insurance for everybody", telling the Washington Post, "there was a philosophy in some circles that if you ... Read More »

Search ends for Navy sailor who fell off cruiser into ocean

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An immediate man overboard call went out and a massive search and rescue response ensued. Additional Navy and Coast Guard aircraft also assisted. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of our shipmate". "Our thoughts are with our lost shipmate, his family, and the officers and crew of USS Shiloh". Clavin, from Rhode Island, enlisted in 2012 and had been assigned to the Normandy since November 2013, according to a Navy biography. Read More »

Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI

Additionally, Slater said, Hodgkinson did not appear to have had specific targets or "an agenda to actually follow through on these six individuals". Analysis of Hodgkinson's computer shows Google searches for truck stops, maps, and toll-free routes in the northern Virginia area. Read More »