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USA Republicans Who Won't Support Health Care: Will More Join?
Author: 0 Republicans Who Won't Support Health Care: Will More Join?

Senate Republicans unveil a revised health care bill in hopes of securing support from wavering GOP lawmakers, including one who calls the drive to whip his party's bill through the Senate this week "a little offensive". But that would be in part because the GOP's financial assistance is pegged to plans with higher out-of-pocket costs. CBO represents the official analysis of the Senate's bill, though some Republicans have sought to cast doubt on its accuracy.

Author: 0 Trump reportedly considering pulling out of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

If the Palestinian leader was disappointed with Kushner , the Trump team, in turn, was upset with Abbas who allegedly refused to denounce a stabbing attack in Jerusalem recently that killed Sgt. "Instead, it should work to fully end its 50-year military occupation towards achieving a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine", the statement concluded.

USA DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision
Author: 0 DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

The justices decided a major case about separation of church and state arising from a dispute over playground funding in Missouri-with implications for all U.S. Their requests for state money would be "judged on the merits like any other applicant", he said. The court today found that Missouri violated the First Amendment by denying public money to a church for a playground because of its religious status .

USA Nobel-winning Chinese dissident given medical parole
Author: 0 Nobel-winning Chinese dissident given medical parole

Patrick Poon (潘燊昌), a China researcher for Amnesty International , said on Twitter that the diagnosis was made on May 23. Mr Liu, China's best-known political prisoner, was sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of inciting state subversion in 2009 for writing and disseminating Charter '08, a document calling for democracy.

USA CBO: 22 Million More Americans Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Care Bill
Author: 0 CBO: 22 Million More Americans Lose Coverage Under GOP Health Care Bill

Premiums would increase for the next two years before beginning to decrease, and even then, most individuals' out-of-pocket costs will be higher than they would be under current law because insurance will pay for less . The GOP could still win skeptical senators over with last-minute amendments. Some in and outside state government dispute that analysis. But in the four days since the majority leader revealed the draft text of his clumsily named Better Care Reconciliation Act, the ...

Author: 0 Who Will & Won't Be Impacted by the Travel Ban After SCOTUS Decision

The first ban ordered by President Trump on January 27 put a blanket ban on people from Iraq, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen and indefinitely halted the acceptance of refugees from Syria. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to disclose the information. But some immigration lawyers said relatively few people would fall under the ban because people coming to study, work or visit family members already have sufficient relationships with others ...

USA Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show
Author: 0 Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show

The pilot of the jet is Capt. Erik Gonsalves, who serves as the team's airshow narrator and advance pilot. The pilot suffered injuries that are not life-threatening. The Wright Patterson Air Force Base said its firefighters responded alongside the airport's fire and rescue team. "It was a tremendous effort", said Heard.

USA Michelle Carter Found Guilty In Texting Sucide Case In Massachuttes
Author: 0 Michelle Carter Found Guilty In Texting Sucide Case In Massachuttes

She texted him again, encouraging him to follow through. The judge presiding over the case reviewed extensive evidence, including thousands of text messages sent back-and-forth between the couple, and eventually ruled that Carter did little to stop Roy from putting himself in harm's way.

Author: 0 Praise, Criticism Of Supreme Court Decision On Temporary Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court announced on Monday (June 26) that it would decide whether President Trump's revised travel ban was lawful, setting the stage for a major decision on the scope of presidential power. Students who have been admitted to a USA university, workers who have accepted offers of employment with US companies, and lecturers invited to address an American audience: The Court provided these three examples of individuals who have credible claims of a bona fide ...

Author: 0 Trump welcomes India PM at White House for their 1st meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US, Secretary of State, Rex W. Tillerson in Washington DC, USA on Monday. The president says trade between the two global powers must be "fair and reciprocal" and he is hoping barriers will be removed to the exports of USA goods to Indian markets.

USA Trump to meet with telecom CEOs
Author: 0 Trump to meet with telecom CEOs

The first lady didn't acknowledge any personal connection with Harleth in her hiring announcement, noting "his impressive work history and management skills", but an aide said he knows the family's likes and dislikes. Scalise's condition was upgraded from "serious" to "fair" Wednesday after being shot in the hip last week at the GOP baseball practice. The timing of Harleth's hire this week comes as little surprise to White House-watchers; it is, after all, just over one week since the ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump wins cut-down travel ban victory after Supreme Court decision

Following the Supreme Court ruling, the reformed travel ban can take effect as soon as Thursday. For everybody else, though, Mr Trump's travel ban may take effect. Monday's order appeared focused on balancing the parties' interests, with its argument that Americans aren't sufficiently "burdened" if they have no connection to the foreign national seeking entry, and the foreign nationals themselves don't have a right to come in.

Author: 0 Case of gay couple's wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

The court will review a Colorado court decision that found baker Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against the gay couple under Colorado law. "Craig and Mullins filed a civil rights complaint and won, first before an administrative court judge, then before the state Civil Rights Commission, and finally before the Colorado Court of Appeals", USA Today reported .

USA Donald Trump calls federal probe into whether he obstructed justice
Author: 0 Donald Trump calls federal probe into whether he obstructed justice "phony"

In another tweet this week, Mr. Trump had said: "After 7 months of investigations & committee hearings about my 'collusion with the Russians, ' nobody has been able to show any proof. Trump was forced to fire Flynn in February after he misled the White House about his contacts with Russian officials a year ago as a member of Trump's transition team.

USA House Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacking
Author: 0 House Democrat agrees with Trump: Obama should have acted on hacking

Conway was referring to a quotation in the article by a former senior Obama administration official involved in the Russian Federation discussions who said the Obama White House's handling of the Russian Federation hacking was "the hardest thing" for him to defend from his time in government, and added, "I feel like we sort of choked".

Author: 0 GOP lawmakers to take seats after special election wins

Congressional Black Caucus chairman Rep. Cedric Richmond (D., La.) refused three times to answer whether Pelosi should stay on as House Democratic leader. Handel was elected in a runoff against democrat Jon Ossoff last week after receiving 52 percent of the vote. Pelosi is the face of the national Democratic Party.

USA Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit
Author: 0 Supreme Court sides with same-sex couples in Arkansas suit

Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito dissented in a decision that reverses what until now was a space on one's birth certificate reserved for the opposite-sex spouse. "Coming two years to the day after the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land, this ruling is another victory for equal protection and the rights of children and LGBT parents".

Author: 0 What the Supreme Court's Travel Ban Decision Means for Travelers

However, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked the revised ban hours before it was to go into effect. "Allowing parts of the ban to go into effect with respect to some immigrants and refugees is disappointing." says Michal Rosenn, general counsel at Kickstarter, said in a statement provided to CNN Tech.

Author: 0 Kevin Harvick wins at Sonona for first victory of season

I wouldn't call Harvick off limits by any means, but if there is a high-priced driver I'm avoiding, it's going to be him. "I think that was the biggest thing". According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Martin Truex Jr . is the favorite to win this race, as he has 5/1 odds. He won the first stage, raising his season stage wins to 11 for the season.

USA Cyclist Struck By Allegedly Drunk Driver Going The Wrong Way In Midtown
Author: 0 Cyclist Struck By Allegedly Drunk Driver Going The Wrong Way In Midtown

Authorities say 28-year-old Raheem Addison struck the bicyclist after driving the wrong way on both West 34th Street and 7th Avenue to avoid being pulled over. At first, Addison drove with the traffic - but then crossed the double line and drove against traffic as he neared Seventh Ave., striking a 32-year-old bicyclist, police said.

USA GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts
Author: 0 GOP won more votes but not consistently in districts

In the nationwide AP analysis , North Carolina had the highest efficiency gap - or greatest Republican advantage - among the roughly two-dozen largest states that determine the vast majority of Congress. Those behind the amendment successfully sued to have U.S. House and state Senate maps redrawn because they didn't meet constitutional muster, but state House maps went unchallenged.

Author: 0 Who can get around the travel ban?

The court is allowing the ban to go into effect for foreign nationals who lack any " bona fide relationship with any person or entity in the United States ". Earlier this month , Attorney General Paxton led a 16-state coalition on an amicus brief filed with the Supreme Court in support of the travel ban .

USA Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death
Author: 0 Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

But the money will help Valerie Castile pursue the aims of her foundation , the Philando Castile Relief Foundation , according to a joint statement released by her attorneys and the city of St. The officer ordered Castile to produce his driver's license and then shot him as he reached for it. Yanez claimed he feared for his life. Yanez was let go from the police department.

USA Green leading vote-getter for All-Defensive team
Author: 0 Green leading vote-getter for All-Defensive team

Leonard averaged 1.78 steals and 0.74 blocks in his sixth season with the Spurs . He has never won a Defensive Player of the Year award, but is the favorite for 2016-17. Green's versatility has made him one of the NBA's top defenders, as he averaged 7.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.4 blocks per game while also ranking second in the National Basketball Association in individual defensive rating (99.1).

Author: 0 Trump Praises Supreme Court's Travel Ban Ruling

President Trump has said the travel ban is necessary because it needs more time to screen applicants from these countries. "This case is just one of many that will be heard by the Supreme Court regarding polices enacted by the Trump Administration ".

Author: 0 Sean Spicer May Get To Choose His Own Replacement If He Quits

Characterising it as the "high-confidence judgement of the entire intelligence community", Comey testified that there is no doubt that the Russians meddled "with "purpose", "sophistication" and technology". The White House has generally only used that excuse on days that the president has held a press conference or delivered a major speech. He said his department has done more briefings off-camera because there were "several" news outlets that were violating the press guidelines his ...

USA Supreme Court allows Trump's revised travel ban in part
Author: 0 Supreme Court allows Trump's revised travel ban in part

It is unclear whether the move will result in the same chaotic scenes at airports in the U.S. and around the world as were seen when the order first came into effect earlier this year. Examples of a good-faith relationship could include relatives of US citizens and foreign exchange students. That order was blocked by a lower court until today's ruling.

USA Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration
Author: 0 Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration

That includes bottle rockets, Roman Candles and firecrackers. Costs may include assessed fines as well as the cost of suppressing fireworks-caused fires. Even so-called "safe and sane" fireworks can start wildfires and present a danger if set off improperly or in areas close to accelerants like fuel or dried brush.

USA California Democrats Violate Their Own 'Travel Ban' - for 'Important' Causes
Author: 0 California Democrats Violate Their Own 'Travel Ban' - for 'Important' Causes

California has extended its ban of state-sponsored and funded travel to states with laws it believes discriminates against LGBT+ people, adding four new states in addition to those it initially issued the restrictions upon. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO). Albert Robinson (R-London) will permit students to express their religious and political views in public schools without fear of retaliatory law suits and could open the door for student-run organizations in public ...

USA Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said
Author: 0 Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

Gorsuch is already delivering as the strong conservative President Donald Trump promised his voters when he ran for office a year ago. But Kennedy, now 80, is said to be considering stepping down from the Supreme Court , according to CNN , though he has not publicly signalled he will do so in the next year.

Author: 0 Colorado baker disputes anti-discrimination law

Anderson is the author of several books and his research has been cited by two U.S. Supreme Court justices in two separate cases . Either way, a ruling is certain to have massive legal and cultural implications, and it may prove to be a landmark ruling similar to that of Roe v.

Author: 0 Trump attacks Obama's handling of Russian meddling

It is unclear who Mr Trump is claiming Mr Obama colluded with or what he obstructed. The president appeared to refer to a Washington Post report on the Obama administration's response to intelligence that Russian Federation interfered in the United States election.

USA Tourists attacked, robbed in NOLA's French Quarter
Author: 0 Tourists attacked, robbed in NOLA's French Quarter

Police Superintendent Michael Harrison described him as the ring leader of the group in announcing the arrest. The graphic footage shows four men attacking two victims from behind as they walked down a sidewalk. "These people committed this crime out of the eyes of the police", Harrison said earlier in the day. Byrne remains hospitalized while Curran was treated and released, said Walden.

Author: 0 Victim says meningitis outbreak destroyed family

Prosecutors plan to ask US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to sentence Cadden, the former co-owner and head pharmacist, to 35 years in federal prison for focusing on profits and not the proper operation of the once-highly profitable speciality pharmacy that he owned 17.5 percent of.

Author: 0 World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach", ABC reported . Landrieu will speak Monday and is set expected to launch the mayors' agenda for the future. "There may be a little bit of a disagreement about how actually to deal with it", said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), who is becoming the next president of the conference.