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Disabled protesters stage sit-in outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's office

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One of the protesters who was arrested, Mike Oxford, told CNN that the police acted professionally and used accessible paddy wagons with wheelchair lifts to transport the protesters with mobility disabilities . 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. Read More »

Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

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Its solution bucks the anti-immigration trend by making it harder than before to strip immigrants of their citizenship status. The Supreme Court says a lower court erred in its guidance to a jury about the standard for stripping a refugee of her American citizenship. Read More »

Marker honors interracial couple who changed law

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe stands next to a historical marker that was unveiled commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down bans on interracial marriage Monday, June 12, 2017, in Richmond, Va . Read More »

Dassey attorneys welcome appellate ruling

As in most cases on voluntariness of confessions, relevant factors point in conflicting directions. Dassey is serving a life sentence for the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach , as is his uncle, Steven Avery . The case has gained global attention due to the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer ". He filed a $36 million federal lawsuit against the county, its former sheriff and district attorney in 2004. Read More »

Philadelphia 76ers take Fultz with top pick in NBA draft

Tatum said he stayed in contact with Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski throughout the draft process, and it was Coach K who encouraged him to take the Celtics up on their last-minute invitation. "I'm so grateful", Jackson said, "but (the Pelicans ) weren't in my mind, to be honest". With their second selection of the night, No. 37, the Celtics took SMU's Semi Ojeleye, a versatile 6-foot-7 forward who was a projected first-round pick leading up to the draft. Read More »

GOP senators say they oppose health care bill

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It's possible that given the Republicans' small majority in the Senate that McConnell will have to entertain amendments. Joan Hemm receives tax subsidies to help her buy insurance on the state exchange, "I'm afraid that under the proposed bill I will lose the tax credits ". Read More »

Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties

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PAMELA MORRIS: Things changed for the better under Obamacare. So it was a very positive change. It reads: "In this title, the term 'expansion enrollee" means an individual - (A) who is under 65 years of age; (B) who is not pregnant...' Hundreds of thousands of rural Americans who depend on Medicaid for nursing home care are also at risk. Read More »

West Virginia governor approves expanded road repairs, taxes

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He says the budget will cut state fairs and festivals, provide no raise for teachers he wanted and it won't help the struggling coal industry without his proposed tiered severance taxes. Casey said state officials are working with bond counsel to get the GARVEE bond issue ready to go to market. That was during a 35-minute news conference where Justice criticized legislators from both parties and both houses for failing to agree on a revenue plan that would have avoided what he called ... Read More »

Gunfire at New Jersey state fair leads to arrests

Immediately, likely hundreds of people still at the fair began running away from the area where the shots were heard. "It was panic", said another woman. "This is not for nobody to be here, not for no kids", said the woman. Multiple suspects were taken into custody by New Jersey State Police troopers, who are investigating. Read More »

One killed as Storm Cindy makes landfall in southern US

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The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy brought tornadoes and flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday and its heavy rains will drench much of the eastern United States in coming days, forecasters said. Cindy made landfall in Cameron Parish, Louisiana , between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. CDT Thursday with maximum sustained winds between 40 and 45 miles per hour. Read More »

NM senators decry health care proposal

They also would repeal a penalty imposed on large employers that do not provide insurance to their workers, and remove the fine that Obamacare imposes on those who choose to go uninsured. Pearson said those subsidies will be smaller than under current law. Both versions also would repeal nearly all of the ACA's taxes, except for the so-called "Cadillac tax" on high-cost employer plans. Read More »

Auditor faults Penn State's tuition hikes, admissions record

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Eugene DePasquale's report highlights tuition that has risen 535 percent since 1986. Penn State needs to address what's described as skyrocketing tuition and spiking enrollment of out-of-state students and global students, compared to in-state student enrollment, according to a new report. Read More »

Gunman who shot U.S. politician Steve Scalise acted alone, says Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Alexandria Police Chief Michael Brown lauded the heroic actions of officer Nicole Battaglia and two other officers who were the first to arrive at a field where GOP congressmen were practicing for the game. Scalise remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon, and although doctors say his condition has improved some over the last 36 hours, he will require further surgeries, time in the hospital and rehabilitation. Read More »

Americans Overwhelmingly Disapprove of House Health Care Plan, Poll Says

The bill also suspends the so-called Cadillac tax on generous employer health benefits through 2025. The senator, who as among several Democrats to speak out against the GOP bill in floor speeches, criticized provisions contained in the health care proposal, as well as the process through which it was drafted. Read More »

Ryan, Pelosi agree: Not much of a difference between House, Senate bills

Jon Ossoff's defeat in Georgia's special House election - an election Democrats hoped would have been a referendum on President Donald Trump - has renewed some soul searching among its members. "I need to step back and do what's best for this party'". In over a decade leading House Democrats, into the majority and out again, Pelosi has beaten back all comers, including last fall when Democratic Rep. Read More »

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears Removed From Endangered Species List

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The population of the Yellowstone grizzly , a localized class of the North American grizzly , has grown by about 600 in the park since it first appeared on the endangered list in 1975 - when it numbered fewer than 150. "We're certainly prepared to take a stand to protect the grizzly, if necessary", he told the Associated Press . Native American tribes, which revere the grizzly, also have opposed stripping the bear of federal protection. Read More »

Senate GOP releases health care bill and battle lines form

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It also repeals the individual mandate penalty under Obamacare , and it would end most of the taxes that paid for the Affordable Care Act . They said it would lower costs. Corker, meanwhile, said that under the federal Affordable Care Act , commonly referred to as Obamacare, "families in Tennessee and across our country face rising costs and have limited choice". Read More »

Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

Gillespie said in a statement: "The Senate today took another important step forward in the effort to repeal the disaster that has been Obamacare". "The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with preexisting conditions", says Pearson. Read More »

Capitol police arrest proposed Medicaid cuts protesters outside Mitch McConnell's office

In a statement , Capitol Police say the protesters "removed themselves from their wheelchairs and lay themselves on the floor, obstructing passage through the hallway and into nearby offices". The 28 female and 15 male protesters who were arrested were transported to Capitol Police headquarters for processing, authorities said. "Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy". Read More »

Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in a statement Sunday called the shooting "a tragedy for all involved". Surveillance video from the hallway outside the apartment of Charleena Lyles , shows no one other than Lyles left or entered her apartment in the hours before she was shot and killed Sunday morning by two officers. Read More »

International airport in Florida bans medical marijuana

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Officials said the increase was necessary to cover the inflation and rising costs of construction that have resulted from a booming local economy, a more expensive baggage system and additional technology that will go into the project. If a medical marijuana user is caught with the drug and holds a prescription, the marijuana will be confiscated. Medical marijuana patients were advised to consult with their attorney. Read More »

DC, Maryland to sue Trump over foreign payments to his business

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The clause prohibits the president and other government employees from accepting foreign gifts and payments without congressional approval. NORTHAM: Attorney General Racine says Trump's continued ownership in his global business entangles him with foreign governments who may try to gain favor with the president by staying at one of his hotels or resorts, a direct violation of the constitutional Emoluments Clause. Read More »