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USA Virginia shooting: Gunman James Hodgkinson posted anti-Trump content on Facebook
Author: 0 Virginia shooting: Gunman James Hodgkinson posted anti-Trump content on Facebook

Hodgkinson died at the hospital after a gunfight with police. The statement said the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives determined that Hodgkinson bought the guns from federally licensed dealers. He did not dispute reports - and the senator's confirmation in a statement - that Hodgkinson had been a volunteer. Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned a former campaign volunteer who allegedly shot five people Wednesday, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise .

USA Donald Trump calls on Republican senators to muster support for Healthcare Bill
Author: 0 Donald Trump calls on Republican senators to muster support for Healthcare Bill

Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky have said they are "not yet ready" to support the plan, although they are willing to negotiate changes that could get their backing. But several others senators are on the fence, including Sens. "It's not that they're opposed", he said. "I think there's a misunderstanding about what the entire plan is", Price said.

USA Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die
Author: 0 Protesters gather in front of Mitch McConnell's office for 'die

The new health care bill , titled the "Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017", would cut back the expansion of Medicaid , a program that provides health care to millions of low-income Americans. ADAPT organizer Bruce Darling said: 'Our lives and liberty shouldn't be stolen to give a tax break to the wealthy. McConnell hopes to hold a vote on the bill next week.

USA Rep. Adam Schiff: Obama should have done more on Russia
Author: 0 Rep. Adam Schiff: Obama should have done more on Russia

In the end, Obama did not take punitive measures against Russian Federation until after Trump won the election. Trump may have been referencing a Washington Post report that the Central Intelligence Agency had confirmed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct influence on his government's alleged interference in the 2016 election .

Author: 0 Congressman Ryan says party's message is why Democrats losing elections

Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters. "We are the party that stands up for working families and the middle class, yet many of them are not voting for us". On Thursday morning at her weekly briefing, Pelosi fielded several questions about calls for her to go.

USA Video Shows Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest
Author: 0 Video Shows Disability Advocates Forcibly Removed From Senate Protest

But we could be set back if the Senate acts quickly to pass another mean bill. McConnell unveiled the bill the same day. The House approved its version of the bill last month . ADAPT isn't just concerned about whether disabled Americans will be able to access health care services, however. That, too, is a fact, even though Senate Republicans are performing a rhetorical fan dance of ifs and buts aimed at masking that truth.

Author: 0 Medical Groups Hate the 'Literally Heartless' Senate Health Care Plan

Republicans face a daunting public-relations campaign to sell the legislation, which is expected to reduce or eliminate insurance coverage for millions of Americans. Cassidy's concerns have critics of the Senate bill hoping they can persuade him to oppose the proposal. Sen. "We'll have to see". But if the initial GOP reaction to McConnell's bill is any indication, he may be forced to slow down.

USA Police use tear gas to scatter gay pride rally
Author: 0 Police use tear gas to scatter gay pride rally

Millions of people in New York City were expected to turn out for today's rainbow-colored celebration, although organizers were also focused on protesting. Meanwhile, pride march organizers have taken steps to address criticisms about diversity. Turkish police on Sunday thwarted an attempt by Gay Pride activists to hold a parade in the country's largest city Istanbul in defiance of an official ban from the local authorities.

USA 'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'
Author: 0 'Trump is considering firing Mueller as special counsel'

Speculation about whether Mueller would be removed was sparked on Monday after a friend of the president, Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, said during an interview on PBS NewsHour that he thought Trump is "considering perhaps terminating the special counsel".

USA Trump's Policy impact on Cuba
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Rubio sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is now looking into the Trump campaign's supposed contacts with Russian officials. "I strongly urge reconsideration of this decision , and as policy changes continue, I will work with the President to find more productive ways to bring about the changes we all want to see in Cuba ".

USA Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill
Author: 0 Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

Trump wrote on Twitter on Thursday. The bill makes dramatic cuts to Medicaid and overhauls the program's structure, scales back Obamacare's subsidies for the individual insurance marketplaces, and slashes some of the taxes that nearly entirely hit the wealthy.

USA Grieving father buries wrong man after coroner error
Author: 0 Grieving father buries wrong man after coroner error

Kerrigan's family was notified May 6 that the mentally ill, homeless relative was found dead behind a Verizon store in Fountain Valley , according to the Orange County Register . Kerrigan's parents buried a body identified by officials as their son on May 6. "We thought we were burying our brother", Kerrigna's sister Carole Meikle said.

USA Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat
Author: 0 Trump travel ban suffers new court defeat

The Trump administration lost again another legal battle to keep foreigners from six Muslim countries out of the U.S. The Ninth Circuit Court upheld on Monday the decision of the Fourth U.S. The new order lowered the named nations from seven to six by dropping Iraq from the list - and, among other changes, it specified that it does not explicitly apply to current lawful permanent residents and green card holders.

Author: 0 Consumer Issues Stemming From the GOP Health Care Initiative

The president, as he did as a candidate, is not afraid of personally besmirching a political foe-but when it came to Paul, Johnson, Cruz and Lee, Trump had nothing but praise and understanding. "It's going to be a good bill", Trump said in a separate Fox News interview to air on Sunday. "I think they'll get some points". "We don't have too much of a choice, because the alternative is the dead carcass of Obamacare ".

Author: 0 Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

Unlike the Affordable Care Act and the House bill, the Senate bill contains no incentives or inducements for healthy people to maintain medical coverage. Ultimately, however, the impact is the same: sacrificing Medicaid for tax cuts. They've borne the full brunt of these increased premiums. Over the weekend, senators and their aides were poring over the bill, drafting possible amendments, preparing speeches and compiling personal stories from constituents whom they portrayed as either ...

USA US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case
Author: 0 US Supreme Court to hear Wisconsin gerrymandering case

Judge Kenneth F. Ripple of the three-judge Federal District Court stated that the lines were "designed to make it more hard for Democrats , compared to Republicans, to translate their votes into seats". House of Representatives (unless a state follows California's lead and entrusts redistricting to a citizens' commission or some other group of nonpoliticians).

USA Judge declares mistrial in Ray Tensing murder trial
Author: 0 Judge declares mistrial in Ray Tensing murder trial

Tensing and his family left quickly without comment. The family commends the prosecutors for their strong presentation in this case but we are outraged that a second jury has now failed to convict Ray Tensing for the murder of our beloved Sam DuBose....

USA Red Sox manager John Farrell nearly kisses umpire during livid ejection
Author: 0 Red Sox manager John Farrell nearly kisses umpire during livid ejection

Ortiz retired a year ago at the age of 40, leaving the game as the No. 2 home run hitter in Red Sox history and also in the top 10 in nearly every other major offensive category. Ortiz asked for No. 34 when he arrived in Boston before the 2003 season because he wanted to honor Minnesota Twins great Kirby Puckett. Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina will finish the game as the acting manager.

Author: 0 Learning From the Georgia Special Congressional Election

Ryan then made the case that Democrats' ability to help people was being hampered by their inability to win elections (and by implication, Pelosi was limiting their ability to do that). 'She's less popular than Donald Trump in my district, ' Ryan admitted. Plus, in a year and a half, she'll have the added baggage of a congressional voting record.

Author: 0 Defending Senate Repeal Effort, Trump Trashes Obamacare

But that ended Thursday after Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill. It is simply not the answer. The draft bill's fate was immediately thrown into question, however, by a statement from Senator Rand Paul and three other conservative Republicans, who said they were "not ready to vote" for it.

USA President Trump Very Kindly Defends 'Crazy Bernie Sanders'
Author: 0 President Trump Very Kindly Defends 'Crazy Bernie Sanders'

Hillary Clinton was probably somewhere minding her business when the Orange Overlord himself, President Donald Trump , chose to bring up some old stuff. The committee will likely probe Podesta about the hack that led to thousands of his emails leaking online, and which caused the Clinton campaign embarrassment in the midst of a competitive election.

Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill-enough to sink it

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday , effectively phasing out Medicaid entirely. Trump's role is expected to become more pronounced in coming days as the vote nears. "If you have low-priced insurance, you go back to what you had before the Affordable Care Act , where you have plans that have all sorts of exclusions from coverage or you have to pay an extra amount", Giaimo said.

Author: 0 Red Sox retire No. 34 for David Ortiz

He left the game as the No. 2 home run hitter in Red Sox history and also was in the top 10 in nearly every other major offensive category. He was bested by Angels rookie right-hander Parker Bridwell , who went 6 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits with no walks, four strikeouts and a hit batter.

USA Missing Charlotte teen found safe in Georgia
Author: 0 Missing Charlotte teen found safe in Georgia

Michael Ren Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody in Georgia. The FBI said Hailey Burns, 17, from Charlotte, N.C., is with her family at an undisclosed location, after being tracked to the home. Wysolovski has been charged with aggravated sodomy, cruelty to children and deprivation, interference with custody, and false imprisonment, according to Fox5.

Author: 0 Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Monday

In Pakistan , Eid al-Fitr holidays last three days while Indians get just one day for Eid al-Fitr. King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and crown prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the Eid prayer at Masjid al-Haram in the presence of more than two million people.

Author: 0 Nevada Senator Opposes Healthcare Bill, Now The 5th Republican

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally unwrapped his plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law. The CBO said that 23 million people would lose their insurance over the coming decade under a different version of the healthcare changes that House of Representatives narrowly approved last month.

Author: 0 How The Senate Health Care Bill Could Disrupt The Insurance Market

They said the measure missed delivering a GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs". If there was any hope that Senate Republicans could bring some sanity into the national discussion around the future of our health care system, such hope completely vanished on Thursday.

USA Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery
Author: 0 Lil Kim Named Person of Interest in BET Weekend Robbery

Early Sunday, she and some associates checked out the property for the first time and, when they didn't like it, demanded their money back. When they refused, an argument took place and police were called. In addition to the money, the victim's tires were slashed and a hubcap was stolen. Recently, reports surfaced about Kim having almost a $2 million New Jersey mansion woe.

Author: 0 Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled their health care bill after crafting it for weeks behind closed doors. Elizabeth Warren "somebody that's just got a lot of hatred". The AARP blasted the Senate Republicans' proposed healthcare bill and warned it will hold all 100 senators accountable. It is hard to see right now what could be done to appease him.

USA President Trump signs bill to protect vets
Author: 0 President Trump signs bill to protect vets

It probably could have gone differently if the media had worked to keep Democrats honest about their goals and the potential downsides of their plans from the start, i.e. "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill, but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", Lee said in a joint statement with Sens.

Author: 0 Key Republican Collins has 'serious concerns' on healthcare bill

Ohioans are reacting to the long-awaited Republican Affordable Care Act repeal bill released Thursday. According to lawmakers who were at the unveiling, members from the left and right ends of the party's spectrum were deeply critical of the effort.

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Author: 0 Rand Paul: "New Entitlements" In Senate Healthcare Bill Must Be Stopped!

Senate who've been meeting privately to come up with an alternative to the health care bill that passed the U.S. House in April. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the governors argued that "true and lasting reforms are best approached by finding common ground in a bipartisan fashion".

Author: 0 Thousands walk to slain Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

A vigil held at DuPont Circle was one of least 10 vigils planned by Women's Initiative to Self Empowerment (WISE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering Muslim women in their communities. Hassanen's friends fled, leaving the girl behind. After hitting her with the bat, authorities said Torres took Nabra in his auto to another nearby location and assaulted her again.

Author: 0 Parsing through the details of the GOP's health care bill

Heller faces perhaps the toughest reelection race next year of all the GOP senators who will be on the ballot, so it's not entirely surprising he came out against the bill, given how deeply unpopular the House version of the repeal legislation has shown to be.

USA Dept. of Justice investigation shows Heaggan-Brown nearly didn't pull his gun
Author: 0 Dept. of Justice investigation shows Heaggan-Brown nearly didn't pull his gun

During the trial, Chisholm noted that Heaggan-Brown didn't pat down Smith after the second shot, a unusual omission if he truly believed Smith might still be armed. Before he was charged in Smith's death, Heaggan-Brown was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting someone during the intense protests prompted by the shooting.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to hear partisan gerrymandering case

Campaign Legal Center attorney Paul Smith is the lead lawyer in the case challenging the maps. But the Supreme Court has always been tolerant of partisan gerrymandering - and some justices have thought that the court shouldn't even be involved.

Author: 0 Why police shooting trials rarely end in convictions

A total of seven officers have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated. The shooter said he did not recognize the officer he shot and that in the moment he feared for his safety. But a third officer, only identified as a white male and an 8-year member of the department, fired on him. So we have a real problem with that. " But this has been a national discussion for the past two years that is there is this perception that a black man is automatically to ...

Author: 0 Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

That second issue may have some bearing on President Trump's aggressive policy in dealing with undocumented immigrants now living in the country. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in January 2016. The litigation path DOJ is now trying to extend in parallel to legislative progress seeks to require the Supreme Court to decide how a law written three decades ago applies to today's global internet.