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Author: 0 Quit Calling Planned Parenthood an "Abortion Factory" — MSNBC Host Complains

Republicans can only lose two senators in order to pass the bill. A draft of the legislation is expected to be revealed on Thursday ahead of a possible Senate vote next week. "I am sick of coming down to the Senate floor to explain to Republicans what Planned Parenthood does", she said in an impassioned speech from the Senate floor Wednesday.

USA Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages
Author: 0 Woman found guilty of involuntary manslaughter because of her text messages

During his verdict delivery Friday morning, Judge Lawrence Moniz mentioned the 1816 case of Commonwealth v. Bowen , where a man was found guilty of encouraging a fellow inmate to hang himself ahead of his execution. Michelle Carter , 20, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Friday in a MA courtroom. She brushed off "his fears" and "concerns", according to Moniz, and when the Mattapoisett teen shut the door of his truck and ended his life, Carter was to blame.

USA TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 81
Author: 0 TODAY'S FORECAST: Mostly sunny, high near 81

Tonight , showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then showers likely. North wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. Good Chance for Showers and Storms in the Afternoon. Monday .Mostly cloudy. Showers and storms. South wind 3 to 8 miles per hour. Thursday NightA 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Should the latter be the case, we will continue to see below-normal rainfall amounts through the week.

USA CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

New Mexico is one of the majority of states that opted to expand Medicaid under the ACA. This bill affects one sixth of our economy, and if Republicans are successful, TrumpCare will cause hundreds of thousands of people in New Mexico and millions of Americans in every corner of our state and nation to lose access to health care, prescription drugs, drug addiction counseling, and other life-saving services.

USA Member of 90s hip-hop group arrested in Wisconsin
Author: 0 Member of 90s hip-hop group arrested in Wisconsin

Officers did NOT book Shock G for putting satin on panties. He was in jail for a little more than two hours, then posted $100 cash and was released, Barron County Jail Captain Tim Evenson said. Jacobs was driving with the car's owner as a passenger. Jacobs was pulled over by officers when the drug paraphernalia was allegedly found. There's now no word on how many drugs were found in Jacobs' possession.

Author: 0 What's next on health care draft in Congress

But it's unclear whether that complies with the Senate's arcane budget rules that are necessary to pass the bill without Democratic support. Baldwin says the cuts proposed, especially in Medicaid and related programs, could disproportionately hurt rural America.

Author: 0 South Korea's Moon Urges North Korea To Return Detainees Swiftly

The U.S. military said the bombers conducted two separate drills with the Japanese and South Korean air forces. North Korean authorities dubiously blamed his condition on a bout of food poisoning which they said he suffered while imprisoned and released him on "humanitarian grounds".

USA White population grows least as US becomes more diverse, Census says
Author: 0 White population grows least as US becomes more diverse, Census says

America is getting older and more racially diverse as white baby boomers give way to booming numbers of Hispanics and Asians. WASHINGTON (AP ) — The U.S. Between 2010 and 2016, the number of whites fell by 2.7 percent in Albany County; by 2.1 percent in Rensselaer County and by 4.3 percent in Schenectady County.

USA Opioid Manufacturers Sued By Missouri Attorney General
Author: 0 Opioid Manufacturers Sued By Missouri Attorney General

Louis against Purdue Pharma LP , Johnson & Johnson and units of Endo International Plc . Last month, Senator Claire McCaskill (D- Missouri), began an investigation of the pharmaceutical industry that included Purdue Pharma and Janssen, two of the companies named in Hawley's lawsuit.

Author: 0 How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

The plan will eliminate the individual mandate which forces people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. Representative Chris Collins added, "This is important and welcome news for New Yorkers that the Senate leaders have recognized the burdens placed upon taxpayers for far too long and included our amendment to force Albany to end its unfunded mandate on New York's counties once and for all ".

Author: 0 Murphy: Senate GOP Health Care Bill 'More Evil' Than House Version

This would let senators go home for several weeks without having to hear concerns about the bill from their constituents in person. No Democrats are expected to support it. "It's going to very good", Trump said at the White House "A little negotiation but it's going to be very good". The proposal also proposes to withdraw funds from Planned Parenthood and the cuts focus mainly on Medicaid and on the reform of the process to receive federal funds, including the introduction of work ...

Author: 0 Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

The New York Times described the bill as structurally similar to the unpopular version that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes. That's because they're keyed to the cost of a bare-bones plan , and because additional help now provided for deductibles and copayments would be discontinued.

Author: 0 Warren: Senate GOP Health Care Bill Paid for With 'Blood Money'

Trump has irked some Republicans by arguing the Senate bill needs more funding and "heart", suggesting the House bill was not compassionate enough to people who rely on health care. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) is among four GOP Senators who say they will not vote for the Better Care Reconciliation Act , the bill drafted to revamp the Affordable Care Act , or Obamacare.

USA Sylville Smith shooting: Milwaukee officer acquitted
Author: 0 Sylville Smith shooting: Milwaukee officer acquitted

Dominique Heaggan-Brown, who is also black, was charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Sylville Smith , 23, following a foot chase that was captured on a police body camera. The verdict - the second acquittal in a week of a police officer facing criminal charges for a fatal shooting, was announced in a tense, emotional courtroom after less than 10 hours of deliberations.

USA Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting at congressional baseball practice
Author: 0 Scalise is now in 'fair' condition after shooting at congressional baseball practice

According to a MedStar Washington Hospital Center press briefing by Dr. Jack Sava, the hospital's director of trauma, Scalise was awake initially but was in shock by the time he arrived at the hospital, due to severe bleeding. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot. U.S. Capitol Police and other officers returned fire and killed James T. Hodgkinson of IL. Congressman Scalise has been upgraded to fair condition, which is a huge improvement from the critical condition that he was in when he ...

Author: 0 Trump says he is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill

Under Obamacare , tax credits are primarily based on income, age and geography, benefitting lower- and moderate-income people who purchase insurance on the exchanges. Officials said 43 arrest were made after protesters packed the Russell Senate Office building for a "die-in" in response to Senate GOP members releasing their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of "Obamacare".

Author: 0 Hornets select guard Malik Monk with No. 11 pick in draft

But some combination of the NBA's 2006 age-limit rule, which prevents players younger than 19 from entering the draft, and the league's analytics boom conspired to cause current conditions. In this, they would have access to the same or a similar coaching staff with an aligning philosophy. To give a specific example, the 2013 NBA Draft has a glaring occurrence that comes to mind immediately.

Author: 0 Shooter James Hodgkinson went to GOP baseball practice with list of names

As I sat in the dugout, I was horrified as I thought about Majority Whip Steve Scalise , the heroic Capitol Police officers, and the young former and current Capitol Hill staffers who were injured. He was hit in the left hip, suffering injuries to internal organs, broken bones and severe bleeding, in Wednesday's shooting. Trump says Scalise "continues his very courageous fight", but adds: "it's been much more hard than people even thought at the time".

USA How the Trump White House can fix its communications problem
Author: 0 How the Trump White House can fix its communications problem

Trump's lawyers, Marc Kasowitz and Jay Sekulow, and a spokesman for his legal team, Mark Corallo, speak for the president on the widening investigations of his White House. "People in power like to hide things from the public", he said. The struggle for the WHCA is negotiating with the current White House is that the Trump campaign shredded established norms when it comes to dealing with the press by blacklisting news organizations.

Author: 0 Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Downgraded to a tropical depression, Cindy weakened as it crossed Louisiana toward Arkansas but a broad circulation around the system swept moist Gulf air over the South, fueling severe weather and pushing up coastal tides. In between the two rounds of steadier rain, widely scattered thunderstorms could erupt late Friday afternoon and evening, a few of which could turn severe.

Author: 0 Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

Jason Pye, director of public policy and legislative affairs for FreedomWorks , provided some initial reactions to Breitbart News. SENATE: The bill would repeal most Obamacare taxes beginning after December 31, 2016, including the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on wealthy Americans .

Author: 0 Supreme Court's Partisan Gerrymandering Case Could Have Texas Implications

Last year, a citizen-led group in IL collected over half a million signatures to get a question on the general election ballot to change the state constitution, allowing for an independent commission to oversee the map-making process. In that case and again in 2006, Kennedy didn't find one. The Supreme Court has for decades forbidden racial gerrymandering, but it has repeatedly shied away from addressing partisan gerrymandering.

Author: 0 Escaped Georgia convicts who allegedly killed two guards captured in Tennessee

These killers who had been on the run for three days could have been nearly anywhere. The men had made national headlines this week and inspired a multi-state effort to find them with clues leading to Tennessee . Rowe and Dubose held a couple captive and then fled in the couple's vehicle, Miles said. The two men had been on the run since early Tuesday when they were accused of killing Sgt.

USA Local kids take part in World's Largest Swim Lesson
Author: 0 Local kids take part in World's Largest Swim Lesson

Lifeguard Devin Franklin teaches kids swim strokes during the "World's Largest Swimming Lesson" at at the Paul Nelson Aquatic Center in Santa Maria on Thursday. Karina Craig, an aquatics supervisor with the City of Chula Vista, said this marks the ninth year that Chula Vista has participated in the WLSL. Teaching the basics of swimming will help children know how to react if they get into a risky situation in the water, Hudson said.

USA 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
Author: 0 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

Judge Ketanji B. Jackson said of her decision for a longer sentence, "The extent of recklessness in this case is breathtaking". He said he drove to the restaurant from North Carolina to investigate an unfounded conspiracy theory about Democrats harboring child sex slaves at the pizza restaurant.

USA New York Lawmakers Blast Senate GOP Healthcare Bill
Author: 0 New York Lawmakers Blast Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

Schumer was far from the only one to slam the bill . At the White House today, Trump expressed hope for quick action. Democrats have blasted the Senate bill, with some calling it "meaner". He promised "a robust debate and an open amendment process here on the Senate floor, a process that I would encourage each of our 100 senators to participate in".

Author: 0 Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled, and goes even further. Cost-sharing subsidies are explicitly extended through 2019, an important detail that should help calm insurance markets. House GOP bill: Loosens the age restriction so insurers can charge older adults up to 5 times more.

USA Motorcyclist's road rage kick touches off 2-car crash
Author: 0 Motorcyclist's road rage kick touches off 2-car crash

The sedan veered left, running the motorcycle into the center divider wall. The motorcyclist manages to avoid crashing but the driver of the sedan loses control and then hits the median before traveling into traffic and crashing into a white Chevrolet Avalanche.

USA US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection
Author: 0 US officials lift Yellowstone-region grizzly bear protection

That will allow those states to plan limited bear hunts outside the park's boundaries as long as the overall bear population does not fall below 600. The final rule to delist the Yellowstone grizzly will next be published to the federal register for public review, and will take effect 30 days later, officials said.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall in Louisiana

A boy on an Alabama beach was struck and killed by a log washed ashore by storm surge from Tropical Storm Cindy , which spun bands of severe weather ashore from the Florida panhandle to east Texas as it churned ever closer to the Gulf coast.

Author: 0 Recording: Woman brandished shears in past police encounter

Seattle police said they received a burglary call from Lyles around 10 a.m., prompting a two-officer response due to a previous encounter they'd had with the woman earlier this month. For the next two minutes, officers talked to Lyles about the reported breakin and began taking inventory of the missing items. Smart cities around the country are dispatching hybrid mental health teams, with armed officers embedded in them, to homes like this one.

USA Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation
Author: 0 Trump's lawyer: Ignore his tweets, the President is not under investigation

He said the tweet last Friday from Trump was specifically directed at a story in The Washington Post about the expanding probe into Russia's election meddling. Gorelick urged Kushner to consider choosing someone else to represent him at first, The Times reported. Kushner is now represented by Jamie Gorelick, who is a partner at the firm WilmerHale.

Author: 0 Democrat's Loss in Georgia House Race Underscores Party's Challenges

House Speaker Paul Ryan congratulated Handel on a "hard-earned" victory. " Republican Karen Handel won Georgia's special House election Tuesday night, dealing a major blow to Democrats who were hoping to score an early win against President Trump ahead of the 2018 midterms".

USA Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy
Author: 0 Trump Doesn't Want 'Poor Person' Running the Economy

The 71-year-old Republican was criticized for appointing many former executives with ties to Wall Street to his cabinet, including Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as Treasury Secretary, Goldman chief operating officer Gary Cohn as chief economic advisor, and Goldman managing director James Donovan as deputy Treasury Secretary.

Author: 0 Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation, Attacks DOJ

And a third tweet contended that despite the "phony Witch Hunt " - Trump capitalized both words as if the phrase is a proper noun - the economy under his watch is booming. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. While the investigation had originally been focused on potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, the Post reported, the obstruction inquiry began after Trump fired Comey .

Author: 0 Ethics Office Releases New Trump Financial Disclosures

One of the Trump Organization's new endeavors, Trump International Hotel Washington, D.C., set up in a once rundown federal building that the Trump family spent $200 million to renovate, had revenues of about $20 million, the disclosure said.

USA Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'
Author: 0 Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter 'Obamacare'

Much like the House health-care bill, the Senate version will get rid of the Affordable Care Act taxes and alter the Obamacare subsidies meant to help low-income Americans afford coverage, making them less generous. As things stand, Senate Republicans seem more interested in passing a bill than winning the argument. Ever the dominant issue, health care remains a critical focus for many , as anxious Americans swarmed congressional town hall meetings in recent months to voice their outrage.