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He's dealing with an unpopular piece of legislation that affects almost every American personally and a diverse conference that includes moderates and conservatives, both of whom have problems with the bill. The four holdouts, among the Senate's most conservative members, said the plan failed to rein in the federal government's role, highlighting Republicans' struggle to craft legislation to revamp a sector that accounts for one-sixth of the world's largest economy.
  • Democrat Rep: Pelosi Is More 'Toxic' Than Trump

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    Tim Ryan of OH told reporters. Handel commended Ossoff and pledged to work for his supporters. National Democrats and Ossoff's campaign, however, refrained from reciprocating with equally unpopular GOP leaders like President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis).
  • NBA Players React to the 2017 Draft

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    For Welsh NBA fan and writer Owen Nelson, he sees the draft as a way for players to improve their lives. In Celtics news, Boston wasn't able to land Butler when they certainly had the ammo to do so. Not every draft bust comes from a player failing to produce at a high level. Embiid and Dario Saric will finish in the top three when rookie of the year results get announced on June 26, and Simmons is expected to be ready for next season after recovering from foot surgery.
  • Los Angeles Lakers GM compares Lonzo Ball to...Tom Brady?

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    His rights were sent to the Los Angeles Lakers for the rights to North Carolina center Tony Bradley, who was taken at No. 28, and the rights to Indiana's Thomas Bryan, who was taken at No. "All I can do is go out there and play". "I want to introduce you to the new face of the Lakers , the guy who I think will lead us back to where we want to get to".
  • Indian PM Modi visits Portugal on trip to meet with Trump

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    Both sides share concerns about the potential threat from a rising China. Both Trump and Modi will have a one-on-one meeting on Monday, followed by a delegation-level meeting, a cocktail reception and a working dinner, the official was quoted by the Hindu as saying.
  • Potential Impact Of 'Game Changing' Move As Amazon Buys Whole Foods

    Potential Impact Of 'Game Changing' Move As Amazon Buys Whole Foods

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    A year and a half ago, Mackey says he had a dream that Amazon bought Whole Foods Market , and he told his wife about it when he woke up that morning. This is of huge value to Bezos and co. But any price for Whole Foods stock that is higher than Amazon's offer could be a sign that Wall Street thinks another company could swoop in with an even better deal.
  • Kentucky family stuck in Louisiana due to tropical storm Cindy

    Kentucky family stuck in Louisiana due to tropical storm Cindy

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    Meteorologist Jason Holmes of the National Weather Service said trees were down and buildings were reported damaged along the Interstate 20 corridor on the western outskirts of Birmingham , Alabama's most populous city. The lakes are Fort Loudoun, Watts Bar, Chickamauga, Nickajack, Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky. Off the coast of Texas, rough seas also led to the rescue of a shrimp trawler in danger of sinking.
  • Walker supports Johnson opposition to health care bill

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    Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority over Democrats in the Senate. Those senators are Ted Cruz of Texas; Ron Johnson of Wisconsin; Rand Paul of Kentucky; and Mike Lee of Utah. Congress goes on recess on July 4. Senator Bill Cassidy, who is still studying the proposal and has not yet decided how he will vote, said in several television interviews it was a good beginning.
  • Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

    Four GOP Senators, including Johnson-WI, withhold support from health care bill

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    Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning. The move to repeal Obamacare has already created chaos in the insurance market; the replacement proposed by Congress would destroy the market entirely.
  • Clearly, Congress must act on Obamacare mess

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    Republicans hold 52 out of 100 seats in the Senate and the latest bill is created to thread the needle to find an agreement between the party's conservative and more moderate wings. He continued, "The Senate Republican health care bill is a wolf in sheep's clothing, only this wolf has even sharper teeth than the House bill". "Are we going to fight it with every ounce of strength we have?" he said, pumping up the crowd Friday.
  • Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

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    She said there's still a need for some sort of rule created to push healthy people to buy insurance, to replace Obamacare's individual mandate -which would be eliminated under the Senate proposal. The weeks following the House's passage of the health care bill brought a flurry of major stories - chief among them Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey and the subsequent fallout, as well as further revelations regarding the investigation into Russian Federation and the election.
  • US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

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    On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the US-led coalition have also struck pro-regime forces to prevent them advancing from the Al Tanf garrison in southeastern Syria at a spot where the country's borders join Iraq and Jordan.
  • Timberwolves Steal the Show With Draft Deal for Jimmy Butler

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    Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds, the only Division I player in the country to average at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. It marks the fourth straight year the Blue Devils have produced a top-three pick. Lessort, who is 6-9, 250 pounds, averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks for Nanterre of the France Pro-A League, according to Camerato.
  • Senate Plan To Replace Obamacare In Trouble

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    Under the ACA, they are tied to silver-level plans that cover 70% of expected costs. "Health care is a right, not a privilege". Obama law: States have the option to expand Medicaid to cover more low-income adults. All the "Obamacare is in a death spiral" talk is Republican wishful thinking, aided and abetted by active sabotage. The authors base their analysts on previous existing financing systems that resemble the House and Senate restructure.
  • Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare

    Rand Paul would prefer a Senate health bill that repeals Obamacare

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    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. Iowa Sen. The Senate measure appears to provide less money for Medicaid than the House measure would. Susan Collins of ME indicated that she liked some of the provisions in the new draft bill, and said she was open to supporting it.
  • Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

    Nevada's Heller becomes 5th GOP senator opposed to health bill

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    The White House said it is hopeful a final bill will be finished before lawmakers leave Washington later this summer. They know the risks, but there is a broader calculation that they've made that doing absolutely nothing would be much more politically harmful than keeping their promise to repeal Obamacare .
  • Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern

    Sen. Collins: Long-Awaited Health Bill is a Concern

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    The so-called individual mandate — aimed at keeping insurance markets solvent by prompting younger, healthier people to buy policies — has always been one of the GOP's favorite targets. But Medicaid has been eating up an ever-larger share of federal spending . "We'd love to have some Democrats' support, but they're obstructionists", Trump said .
  • Senate Health Bill: What You Need To Know

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    The bill would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act. "Dismantling the system that keeps them covered and able to access care will not only hurt them, it will represent a step back for the health care system as a whole", he said in a statement .
  • Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she's down

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    Schumer . The loss in the high-profile, costly race was only exacerbated by a second defeat Tuesday night in a race that flew mostly under the radar: Democrats also lost a special election in SC. Sanders off a cliff. "The expansion of opportunity in our caucus has been great for people who want to take advantage and help us win", she said. Under the circumstances, that sounds feasible, and Democrats have been staging protest rallies in those seven districts, often packing "town ...
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    Pelosi's enduring role as a Republican punching bag revived debate over whether her leadership is an electoral drag on the party, or if she is simply a convenient (female) symbol for attacks on liberalism that the GOP would level with or without her.
  • GOP Unveils Healthcare Bill; Tennesseans React

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    Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans , as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the USA, or more than 70 million people . Four Republican Senators say they're not ready to vote for the GOP healthcare bill, putting the measure in jeopardy. "So it's selective to take the most vulnerable and starve them of the cost of healthcare", said Kevin Grumbach, M.D.
  • Obama Calls GOP Healthcare Plan 'Massive Transfer' of Money to Richest Americans

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    The measure encountered immediate trouble as four GOP senators said they opposed it but were open to negotiations. Release of the 142-page proposal ended the long wait for one of the most closely guarded bills in years. Mike Lee , Rand Paul and Ted Cruz said in a statement . "Poorer and working-class Americans will eventually face more costly health insurance that may provide them with fewer benefits", he explained .
  • Compare the Senate, GOP health bills and 'Obamacare' on key issues

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    GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell had his staff write the bill in secret. "There are provisions in this draft that represent an improvement to our current healthcare system but it does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs", the quartet continued in their statement .
  • Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

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    President Barack Obama on Thursday spoke out against a proposed GOP Senate bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare. So the clock is ticking, negotiations are starting, and millions of Americans are still waiting to see what will happen with their health care. Notably, the bill offers significantly less funding to address the ongoing opioid epidemic than the House version of the bill, down to just $ 2 billion in 2018 from the $45 billion over the ...
  • Qatar's Emir sends well wishes to Saudi's new crown prince

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    The move is likely to rattle Iran's leadership, which has been critical of comments by Prince Mohammed last month that the "battle" should be taken into Iran.Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia's new interior minister, until now a little-known 33-year-old law graduate, replaces his veteran uncle as security chief.
  • China congratulates Saudi Arabia's new crown prince

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    Tadawul and Saudi Arabia's Capital Market Authority, the regulator, have made a series of reforms as part of efforts by the kingdom to broaden its investment base and diversify the economy. Saudi news outlets portrayed the switch as " an orderly reshuffle ". The whistleblower has already leaked documents indicating high-level corruption inside the Saudi royal family.
  • Trump says he's 'very supportive' of new Senate health care bill

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    For his part, Obama said he believed that Democrats and Republicans could find a compromise to keep Americans from going through "pain". But in a departure from the House's bill, states can't opt of regulations that now prevent insurers from charging people with pre-existing conditions more for their medical coverage.
  • Senate Bill Poses Risks to Health-Care Companies

    Senate Bill Poses Risks to Health-Care Companies

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    Georgia State University professor Bill Custer said it could mean more Georgians losing coverage. If you're willing to call your members of Congress. "Surely we can do better than what the Republican health care bill promises". The overall impact the proposal would have on insurance markets in the US won't really come into focus until the Congressional Budget Office and other experts have the time to assess the various changes it would make to system put in place under the ACA.
  • Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

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    The Senate bill extends cost-sharing payments to insurance companies through the end of 2018, removing a major concern of insurers, said Mark Cherry, principal analyst with health care research and data provider Decision Resources Group. One of the main features of Obamacare, was its requirement that most people purchase health insurance. It halts federal funding to Planned Parenthood for one year, and stipulates that any health plan that covers abortions wouldn't qualify for federal ...
  • CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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    Senator Toomey's office sent us this statement: " Obamacare is collapsing". She said they were later reunited with their wheelchairs. Right now in our basic Medicaid plan we get $14 billion from the fed government. The bill "rolls back the ACA's Medicaid expansion - making for deep spending cuts to that program, compared with current law". For the Senate bill, that number is 8 million.
  • Obama: The Senate bill is not a healthcare bill

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    In order for the bill to pass, McConnell needs 50 yes votes from Republicans and a vote from Vice President Mike Pence as a tie breaker. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, is doing everything he can to keep the public in the dark about his plan to undo major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare .
  • The Mummy Dark Universe Stories coming to Android and iOS in June

    The Mummy Dark Universe Stories coming to Android and iOS in June

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    While it is, in fact, different than the other film it has a lot going for it. She praised Kurtzman for making the blockbuster a very female-led movie, with Annabelle Wallis of Peaky Blinders fame also sharing screen-time with Cruise. I never thought Dracula was a bad movie, but we live in a world where money talks. As of late, I have been really happy with Cruise's movies. He shared: "All I needed to hear was that it was Tom".
  • Senate Releases Health Care Bill

    Senate Releases Health Care Bill

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    We can not continue to allow Obamacare to bring our healthcare system crashing down around our shoulders. "We'd love to have some Democrats' support, but they're obstructionists", Trump said. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit http://www.npr.org/. But Obama's personal stake in the healthcare debate, and his concern that Trump and Republicans will dismantle the Affordable Care Act , has transcended the other matters that have dominated Washington under the new administration.
  • Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

    Imagine! Lennon brings no peace, but discord at EU summit

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    EU Council president Donald Tusk said the leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday also agreed to greater defense cooperation. "We are already hearing protectionist agendas being advanced, disguised as arguments about regulatory competence, financial stability and supervisory oversight", he said.
  • Thousands of mourners attend Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

    Thousands of mourners attend Muslim teen's funeral in Virginia

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    Her mosque, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, announced plans to hold her funeral Wednesday afternoon and encouraged people to come together and "respond to bad with good". Her body was found in a pond one county over, where she was assaulted a second time, and police are investigating whether or not she was sexually assaulted during one of the attacks.
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    Tim Scott of SC. The protesters have filled a hallway in one of the Senate office buildings, outside the office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. President Donald Trump recently called the measure "mean" and has since been asking for a more compassionate Senate bill. "A little negotiation, but it's going to be great".