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Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'Democratic brand is pretty bad'

Additional details regarding the time and location of the tour's stop in Charleston were unavailable at press time Thursday. Shelley Moore Capito , R-W.Va. "The cost of health care is going up at a much faster rate than it should". "No matter what back-room deals senators make in the coming days, there is no way to fix this shocking and cruel bill", said Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org about the GOP health care bill. Read More »

Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

The report's findings echo the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) county-by-county map of Obamacare coverage for 2018 that estimates at least 47 counties, with 35,000 active Obamacare exchange participants, will have no health insurance options next year . Read More »

2 die in California due to extreme heat

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Southwest, media reports said , where triple-digit temperatures have driven residents indoors and canceled airline flights. And while the current heat wave may be the result of a high pressure system, scientists say it is also part of an overall global warming trend. Read More »

Michelle Carter, Who Texted Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Is Found Guilty

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Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz gave the final verdict for Carter's involuntary manslaughter trial on Friday, New York Times reported . And all the while, Carter kept goading him to do what he had said so many times he would do. The state's punishment for Carter was not announced; sentencing will be delayed until early August, to allow a pre-sentencing report to be prepared. Read More »

Future announces 2017 world tour including United Kingdom live dates

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Will this tour coincide with a new album? Who knows! Clark relayed about as much information as Sean Spicer in the vid. 10/17-London, UK-O2 Academy Brixton 10/18-Manchester, U.K. Florida is the only state in the tour's second leg to have three stops. Tickets for the show, which includes performances by Miami-born rapper Zoey Dollaz and singer Whizkid, go on sale 10 a.m. Read More »

Hatch leads Myrtle Beach to 2-1 win over Down East

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The meeting will be with SLED Chief Mark Keel , as well as local law enforcement leaders. Myrtle Beach City Council held a special meeting at 2 p.m. He called the recent violence an "aberration" in an otherwise family-friendly town. But police have said a couple of times that the suspected shooter, a 17-year-old-male from North Carolina, is thought to be involved in a gang. Read More »

Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized

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Lancaster Police Dog Law Enforcement Officer Yadira Garcia and Lancaster County Dog Warden Travis Hess conducted an inspection of the quarantine area and deemed it sufficient to hold the dog. He was able to grab the dog and pull it off the children so the mother could drive away. "We're just pulling, and it's raining, so it's a slimy dog, pulling, we get it off once, and we're yelling at the mom to get the kid and shut the door, it slipped away, and it pounced on the kid again", witness Tom ... Read More »

Family frustrated by pace of NYPD chokehold investigation

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The Rev. Al Sharpton and family members - his wife Esaw Snipes, his daughter Erica Garner, and his mother Gwen Carr - have scheduled a news conference immediately after the meeting - scheduled for 2 p.m. The family and civil rights advocates have been demanding that federal authorities bring a federal case against white Officer Daniel Pantaleo since a state probe ended without charges against him . Read More »

Insurance exchanges holding up - barely

Call it death of a 1,000 details negotiated in secret . The biggest questions the bill will raise are in the long-term, when the new marketplaces would be set up with less generous subsidies that are structured slightly differently than the Affordable Care Act . Read More »

For returning GOP Senators, it's healthcare reform crunch time

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Asked how realistic it is to expect Republicans to work with Democrats on health care , the aide simply said: "It becomes more realistic the more Republicans continue to flail". "On the health care proposal?" Other options that are on the table include how to structure tax credits. Democrats argue that ending the extra Medicaid expansion funds on a slower timetable, as the Senate bill appears poised to do, serves little objective and will simply take away Medicaid coverage at a ... Read More »

Fultz, Ball go 1-2; Bulls' Butler traded to Timberwolves

IT'S GOT TO BE THE SHOES: When Fultz walks on stage to shake hands with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, he recommends you check out his feet. The post was quickly deleted and replaced with a corrected version. In two seasons with the Knicks, Porzingis is averaging 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game, shooting 43.6 percent overall and 34.6 percent from beyond the arc. Read More »

Senate Health Care Bill Could Have Big Impact On Colorado

Democrats accuse Republicans of sabotaging Obamacare, and say the Republican bill will make healthcare unaffordable for poorer Americans while cutting taxes for the wealthy. The former President understood that the matter was now a pressing topic but he hoped that the new bill would not be repealed and replaced. "It's frustrating that instead of actually reviewing the legislative text, some have chose to immediately oppose the bill before it was even introduced", Gardner added. Read More »

Protesters Arrested Outside McConnell's Office

The sit-in was organized by the Arc , which advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As Capitol police conferred about what to do, the protesters chanted: " No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty! ". That money now covers all eligible recipients and procedures. Others were dragged away along the floor or carried upside down, and The Daily Beast reported that custodians were cleaning blood off the floor outside McConnell's office. Read More »

Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an "Abortion Factory" — MSNBC Host Complains

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They can't do that. The Senate finally unveiled the latest iteration of the GOP's proposed healthcare plan on Thursday morning. That's something that's also on the chopping block with the healthcare bill. 7 million women annually at its 650 locations and performs approximately 330,000 abortions. "They did a cervical cancer screening here and they found out that she had it", said Chris Ricci. Read More »

Four Republicans oppose new Senate health care bill. Here's why they do

Grabbing one word from a critical quote President Donald Trump made about the House health care bill , Democrats stood next to an easel holding a bright red sign with bold black letters spelling out " mean ". Obamacare, in accordance with federal law, provides funding and reimbursements to the women's health care provider, with the exception that none of that money can directly pay for or offset abortion services. Read More »

'Obamacare Is Dead': Trump 'Very Supportive' of Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Last week, President Donald Trump called the American Health Care Act approved by the House " mean " and urged the Senate to be more "generous". "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party ". And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion , and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year. Read More »

Driver arrested in fatal crash involving stolen dirt bike

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Thursday Suffolk County cops said. Charges are pending. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer. Police say the 30-year-old driver of a dirt bike was traveling south on Whitaker when he attempted to go around a box truck. Witnesses described this morning's scene as gruesome and unconfirmed reports claim that the driver of the van intentionally rammed the dirt biker after a dispute. Read More »

Wolf lashes Senate health bill as even crueler than House's

Earlier today, the U.S. Senate released the text of its health care reform bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), and reports indicate a Senate vote is likely next week. Unfortunately, under this discussion draft, millions of people will still lose access to health care coverage and the coverage that will be available, will be more expensive. Read More »

North Korea: Donald Trump is a 'Psychopath'

The tweet, which came hours before the USA and China were set to meet in Washington to talk about North Korea , caught multiple Trump administration officials off guard, leaving them scrambling as they tried to figure out what exactly the President meant, CNN reported . Read More »

Capitol Hill police break up health care bill protest

The protest organized by the disability advocacy organization ADAPT , was meant to pressure McConnell and other Republicans not to cut Medicaid funding. U.S. Capitol Police said 43 were arrested and the department nd would make an announcement about the number of arrests and charges later in the day, spokeswoman Eva Malecki said. Read More »

Body recovered of second New Jersey teen swept to sea

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A passerby walking on the beach off Morris Avenue spotted Ramon Quinn , 15, of Pleasantville at 9:13 a.m, Atlantic City police said in a statement. Quinn's family said he was fearless and wouldn't think twice about saving a friend. On Monday, a Margate officer found Hand's body washed up on the Jefferson Avenue beach, about 5 miles from where the Atlantic City High School student went missing. Read More »

76ers take Markelle Fultz, Lakers grab Lonzo Ball to start NBA draft

Which stars will represent the next group of NBA All-Stars, and where will they land? Yes, that's where the organization is. Drafted No. 3 overall in 2014, the 7-footer from Cameroon didn't make his National Basketball Association debut until this past season, playing in only 31 games due to a combination of injury and a preemptive rest plan. Read More »

Cobb & Douglas Public Health honors National HIV Testing Day with free tests

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.1 million people in the United States have HIV, based on statistics from 2014, and one in seven of those people don't know they have it. "Early diagnosis can link people to services that will help them stay healthy longer, benefit most from treatment, reduce costly hospital visits and help prevent transmission to others", said Mansaray. Read More »