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Donald Trump has revealed all about those cryptic James Comey 'tapes' tweets


He told Fox News on Friday (US time) his plan to keep Mr Comey in line "wasn't very stupid". "But you'll have to determine for yourself whether or not [Comey's] story changed". my story didn't change, my story was never a fake story". Trump, according to his advisers, had become enormously frustrated that Comey would not say so publicly. Read More »

Jury deadlocks in cop's murder retrial; judge says try again

On Wednesday, a Milwaukee jury said an officer was justified when he shot 23-year-old Sylville Smith after a brief foot chase following a traffic stop last August. DuBose said he had not done anything wrong and appeared to turn the vehicle back on, at which point Tensing drew his gun. His first trial had 10 whites and two blacks. Read More »

American Airlines flights in Phoenix canceled as temperatures soar


Las Vegas also was baking. "This typically happens in June where you get a subtropical high (pressure system) that ends up shifting northward", said meteorologist Bianca Hernandez of the National Weather Service office in Phoenix . A study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that "around 30% of the world's population is now exposed to climatic conditions exceeding (a) deadly threshold for at least 20 days a year". Read More »

Senate's version of health care plan is awful

Politifact notably named that claim its " Lie of the Year " in 2013. Ohioans are reacting to the long-awaited Republican Affordable Care Act repeal bill released Thursday . Fortunately, buried in the House bill was a way out of the morass. Sen. James Lankford (R, Okla.) said , "Put me down as a solid 'undecided'". "And we'll see if we can take care of that", Trump said Friday. Read More »

WH Redirects Comey Tapes Inquiry Back to Trump's Tweets


Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) said the "integrity of his appointment" was in question due to Mueller's friendship with ousted FBI Director James Comey. "But I did not tape". Trump responded at that time, via Twitter, that Comey "better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "But Robert Mueller is an honorable man and hopefully he'll come up with an honorable solution". Read More »

After hospital visit with Scalise, Ryan says he's doing well

Prior to his departure from IL, a neighbor reported Hodgkinson to police for firing a gun on his property, but police determined he had not committed a crime. Officials said they also searched the van he had been living out of in the parking lot of the YMCA and found indications on his computer that he meant to go home. Read More »

Senate calls for transparency of ACA replacement


Not explicitly. But it still gives insurers a potential way to shrink coverage for the chronically ill, albeit less obviously, said health law scholars. More than 80 percent of the $3 trillion dollars we spend every year on healthcare goes to individuals with one or more chronic conditions-with better preventive care and well managed chronic disease clinical services we can reduce costs and improve health outcomes. Read More »

Thousands gather to bid Otto Warmbier farewell

KCNA alleged that Warmbier received "humanitarian" treatment throughout his almost 18 months in custody, in accordance with North Korean law. But the spokesman, whom state news did not identify, said that American doctors who flew to Pyongyang to evacuate Mr. Read More »

Gunman who shot congressman had no target in mind


Bernie Sanders . In social media posts and letters to the editor of the Belleville News-Democrat, Hodgkinson often criticized Republicans and called for higher taxes on the wealthy. O'Connor said there's nothing to suggest that Bost was a target. Because Hodgkinson was shot dead on the scene of the massacre, the motive behind the attack will most probably never be known, however, most people, including experts, believe that the harsh rhetoric between the two parties is to blame. Read More »

5th GOP senator announces opposition to party's health-care legislation

Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell has pushed for a vote on the bill next week, but at least four Republicans have publicly voiced their opposition to the bill. Besides the five who've announced outright opposition, several other GOP senators - conservatives and moderates - have declined to commit to the new overhaul. Read More »

Pelosi Insists She Won't Step Down as Leader


Republican Ralph Norman defeated Archie Parnell in Tuesday's special election for South Carolina's 5th congressional district, and in Georgia , Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in the most expensive House race in history. Read More »

Sanders condemns 'despicable' shooting after reports that suspect volunteered for his campaign


One of Hodgkinson's last posts read, "Trump is a traitor". "I am sickened by this despicable act", Sanders said in a statement condemning all acts of violence. "I thought it was some exercise". He also wrote frequent letters to his hometown newspaper, the Belleville News-Democrat, which published almost two dozen letters between 2010 and 2012, many of which included complaints about the same theme: income inequality. Read More »

Timeline Of Events Before, During Flint Airport Stabbing

Witnesses said the suspect yelled " Allahu akbar " during the attack, and he later expressed anger about violence in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan in an interview with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Investigators have no information to suggest that the suspect received any training, Gelios said. He said: "I never had any problems with him". A few miles away, officials stationed police officers at Flint City Hall after the incident. Read More »

Senate Republicans reveal their replacement for Obamacare

Mitch McConnell , the majority leader, will put the bill up for vote in the Senate next Thursday. "If your teenage son was locked in his bedroom this long, you wouldn't say, 'Hey buddy, are you doing extra credit homework in there?'" McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Read More »

Seth Meyers slams the Senate GOP's 'cruel' healthcare bill


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 GOP-controlled Senate bill introduced Thursday would phase out federal money to states which opted to expand the low-income health insurance program. Read More »

Disability advocates arrested during health care protest at McConnell's office


In a statement , they said about 60 protesters gathered for a "die-in" to fight back on the health care bill , which will drastically cut back federal support of Medicaid. Blood on the floor outside of Leader Mcconnell's office as protestors are physically being removed. If it fails to reduce the deficit sufficiently or results in too many people losing insurance coverage, McConnell could fail to secure the 50 GOP votes he needs to secure passage. Read More »

2 on Thunderbirds jet in Ohio accident taken to hospital


The Daily News is reporting that both occupants have been able to exit the F-16's wreckage; their conditions are unknown. Several emergency crews are responding to a military plane accident at Dayton International Airport . The airport got a record-breaking amount of rain that day, according to the Dayton Daily News , but the Air Force said the weather had been deemed safe to fly in. Read More »

Paul Ryan on Robert Mueller: Let special counsel 'do his job'

Rosenstein is charged with Mueller's fate because Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from all matters having to do with the Trump-Russia investigation. Speculation continued unabated and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein , who appointed the counsel, was asked about it at a Senate hearing on Tuesday morning . Read More »

How the GOP health care bills help the rich

Other Senate "moderates" seem to be angling for a slower phase-out of the expansion and a slightly more liberal cap . However, the hard break that Heller made with the Senate bill on means any negotiations McConnell and his allies are likely to have with the conservative wing of the party will be fraught at best. Read More »

Syria conflict: USA jet 'downs Iranian-made drone'

In Tuesday s incident, the US-led coalition said an F-15E Strike Eagle jet destroyed an armed Shahed-129 drone in the early hours of the morning as it neared the Al-Tanaf base along Syria s eastern border. Tanf has been used by Western special forces as well as Syrian rebel forces. According to The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Australia has recently focused its air power on the battle for Mosul in Iraq and conducted no airstrikes in Syria between mid-April and mid-June. Read More »

Scalise in fair condition after baseball field shooting, hospital says

Hodgskinson, was fatally shot by officers during the attack. The FBI, which investigated the incident, said on Wednesday that Hodgkinson did not post online any threats against or references to members of Congress before the attack. Hodgkinson had been in email contact with the two Democratic senators from IL, he said. Sanders has previously stated that the shooter apparently volunteered on his presidential campaign. Read More »

Protesters Arrested During Health Care Bill 'Die


The 28 female and 15 male protesters who were arrested were transported to Capitol Police headquarters for processing, authorities said . Because many of those in attendance were in wheelchairs, the image of these individuals being removed by police was striking. Read More »

More Heavy Rain in Arkansas as Cindy Exits

Cindy was blamed for one death: Nolan McCabe, 10, of St. Louis, Missouri, was vacationing with family on the Alabama coast when he was hit by a log carried in on a big wave. "There will be a continuation of flash flood threats for all over Louisiana as well as a tornado threat along and to the right of the storm center, so we have to keep an eye out for that", he said. Read More »