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Michelle Carter was tried in juvenile court but was found to be a youthful offender, which means she could face up to 20 years in prison. Judge Lawrence Moniz handed down the sentence in the nonjury finding, and what's most interesting about this case is that it hinges on the rare legal finding that her words alone were able to directly cause Conrad Roy III to kill himself.
  • FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

    FBI to detail findings on Congressional baseball shooting

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    Slater said Hodgkinson was running out of money, having marital trouble and grappling with the effects of medication. Later Wednesday, the hospital treating Scalise, who was shot in the hip and seriously wounded, announced his condition had improved to fair and that he "continues to make good progress".
  • Senate Republicans Unveil Secretive Health Care Bill

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    Last week, President Donald Trump called the American Health Care Act approved by the House " mean " and urged the Senate to be more "generous". "It should go back to the people who paid the bill ". President Trump told Senate Republicans that lawmakers should draft a bill that was "generous, kind, [and] with heart ". Georgia Senator David Perdue said this week that " Obamacare is failing and that people are losing access to insurance through the exchanges".
  • EU President Says Not 'Impossible' for UK to Stay in Bloc

    EU President Says Not 'Impossible' for UK to Stay in Bloc

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    The proposal is not, however, clear on the extent to which rights of European Union citizens are also passed on to descendants or family members, as asked for in the European Union negotiating document. The result of the elections saw the ruling Conservative's position weakened and the Labour led by Jeremy Corbyn, who was struggling in his own party not so long ago, regain prominence in the country's politics.
  • Trump Tweets That He Didn't Tape Conversations With Ex-FBI Director Comey

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    Comey said the tweet made him feel compelled to disclose his own memos of their exchanges in the hope that he could prompt the appointment of a special counsel . Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month that Trump instigated several one-on-one conversations regarding the status of the Russian Federation investigation, interactions Comey deemed ethically dubious.
  • Arianna Huffington pushing for Sheryl Sandberg to become Uber's next CEO

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    Holder also recommended that COO candidates have backgrounds in diversity and inclusion, saying that would reinforce "actions resulting from recommendations. By some measures, Uber was performing pretty well. March 3 - Another former Uber engineer, Keala Lusk, publishes a blog post complaining of sexism at the company.
  • Senate Republican leaders reveal replacement of Obamacare health bill

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    The list of these pre-existing conditions is extensive and includes depression, transsexualism, and even pregnancy. The subsidies also make it so a person can not pay more than a certain percentage of their income on premiums. "Now we know why they tried to keep this secret", Nelson said in a statement released by his office. That focuses financial assistance on people with lower incomes.
  • North Korea detainee mourned at Ohio funeral

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    His parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, told CNN in early May that they had had no contact with their son for more than a year. Some waved American flags while others held up signs with supportive messages as the funeral procession passed by.
  • Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

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    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi presumably realizes this when she cautions fellow Democrats , as she did in 2006, not to frame the election as a referendum on impeachment. But in recent weeks, both candidates had in many ways shied away from talking about the controversial president, with Ossoff trying to present himself as nearly nonpartisan and refusing to support higher taxes for wealthy people or a single-payer health care plan.
  • 1993 blast case Dossa bros found guilty: TADA Court

    1993 blast case Dossa bros found guilty: TADA Court

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    The court has set the next hearing date on June 19 to decide the date for argument on quantum of sentence. KARIMULLA KHAN: The court held that he was "number two" in (convict) Ejaz Pathans gang. On 12 March, 1993 , Mumbai was rocked by 13 explosions in different parts of the city which caused 257 fatalities and injured over 700, according to News18.
  • Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

    Senate GOP Health Bill: Cut Medicaid, Redraw Obama Law

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    With Republicans holding 52 seats in the Senate and no Democrats expected to support the legislation, GOP leaders can only afford to lose two votes among their own ranks. "She believes that states should not put restrictions on federal funding for this important health care", Annie Clark, the communications director for Sen.
  • Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

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    Democrats were quick to point out that they were not involved in any capacity with the drafting of the new health care bill , which Republicans drafted under reconciliation behind closed doors and out-of-committee hearings. The Senate bill has nothing along these lines. Obama law: Provides two kinds of subsidies for people who don't have access to coverage on the job.
  • GOP opposition puts Senate health care bill in jeopardy

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    The truth is, 22 million people now have health insurance who might not have had it; the federal deficit didn't explode, which Republicans predicted; and the ACA was paid for with taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on medical industry companies.
  • Unpopular Among Voters, Pelosi Says She's 'Worth the Trouble'

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    Why House Democrats have stayed with her through the past four - unsuccessful - elections is beyond me, other than it is further evidence that the Democratic "bench" is so thin that there is no one capable of challenging the Alpha Female of the Democratic Party .
  • Russia regrets new US sanctions, mulls retaliatory moves

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    The sanctions, which were first adopted in July 2014 in light of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea peninsula and its support for separatists in the country's east, will be extended for a further six months. seizure of two Russian diplomatic compounds near Washington and NY. The mid-air incident came a day after another close encounter above the Baltic between United States and Russian warplanes.
  • Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penalties

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    If the Senate passes its bill, the House will either have to vote on the Senate version of the legislation or the two chambers will have to reconcile their differences in a conference committee. Does a larger share of South Florida residents rely on Obamacare compared to the state and nation? Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is urging Congress to slow down and find a way to save Medicaid expansion that would be virtually eliminated under a U.S.
  • Mourners remember USA student held prisoner by North Korea

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    The North Korean government has vowed to develop a nuclear-tipped intercontinental missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland. USA officials have known that the site is ready to conduct an underground test for some time. The Ohio coroner's office said on Tuesday that it had not been able to determine the cause of Warmbier's death after carrying out an external examination.
  • Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol

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    But its fate remains uncertain. Democrats are uniformly against it, saying its true objective is cutting almost $1 trillion in taxes over the next decade, mostly for corporations and the richest families in America. Some of the Senate bill's provisions could be political land mines, with individual senators' reactions to it crucial to determining whether or not the Affordable Care Act , popularly known as Obamacare , survives a Republican attack that has been under way since its passage in ...
  • Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

    Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

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    HuffPost senior politics editor Sam Stein asked Rice if she believed Pelosi to be an 'out-of-touch San Francisco liberal , ' which is the way Republicans have portrayed the top House Democrat in political attack ads . She recently had a shining moment on the House floor, however, in the hours after the June 14 shooting of Republican lawmakers. Ossoff, he said, could have run much more forcefully against the House Republican health-care bill, particularly its unpopular provisions that ...
  • Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall

    Jason Greenblatt visits home of slain Israeli policewoman, Western Wall

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    Emboldened by Trump's victory, Israel's right-wing government has approved thousands of new homes on existing settlements . Israeli forces arrested the mother of a slain Palestinian assailant early on Wednesday after she praised her son's deadly east Jerusalem attack, the army and police said.
  • Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

    Turkey, Saudi Arabia to try to reduce tensions over Qatar

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    He said the United States had erred when it asked Gulf nations to release the demands. The rift was resolved after eight months but tensions simmered beneath the surface until earlier this month when the UAE and Saudi Arabia moved to cut off Qatar diplomatically and through air, sea and land routes.
  • Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators

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    What are Republicans going to do about pre-existing conditions? Governors would also be able to apply for these waivers without going through state legislatures . "We want the process started now so that we can pass legislation to make sure that there are very specific parameters of how we manage this $200 million windfall", Mychajliw said.
  • Senate GOP health care bill released

    Senate GOP health care bill released

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    The plan will eliminate the individual mandate which forces people to buy health insurance or pay a penalty. No Democrats are expected to vote in favor of the measure. The CBO estimated 23 million would lose insurance based on the House version. But it would be more gradual than the House bill , which cuts off the extra funds for new Medicaid beneficiaries in 2020.
  • Wolf lashes Senate health bill as even crueler than House's

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to hold the vote for the Senate bill next week, despite the senators' opposition to the bill. The bill would let states get waivers to ignore some coverage requirements under Obama's law , such as specific health services insurers must now cover.
  • Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

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    That means Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only lose two Republican votes in order to pass the bill. The bill was created to be a budget reconciliation instead of new legislation and thus would need only a simple majority of Senate to pass the bill, as opposed to the customary 60-vote majority.
  • Republicans release draft health care bill

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    Senator Toomey's office sent us this statement: " Obamacare is collapsing". "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".
  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

    Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

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    The NHC said the storm has weakened but can still generate heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash floods in the Gulf Coast states of Alabama , Texas and Florida . Storm surge of 4.23 feet occurred early Thursday in Freshwater City, Louisiana and Lake Charles reported storm surge of 3.24 feet. In Gulfport, Mississippi , Kathleen Bertucci said about 10 inches (250 millimeters) of rain water found its way into her business selling granite countertops.
  • Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat

    Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat

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    Heat waves are intimately tied to climate change as rising background temperatures make them more intense and common. The temperature in Phoenix , Arizona also touched almost 50 degrees Celsius, . It's another day of triple-digit temperatures across Northern California . By the way, it's not just Arizona that is having a heat wave. Honestly, with temperatures that high , it's no surprise that people are trying to get out of town, but also the idea of going anywhere - especially to ...
  • Obama on Senate bill: It's 'not a health care bill'

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    The massive influx of money would have at least partially helped make up for the Senate's proposed rollback of Medicaid , which pays for roughly half of addiction treatment in many states. It is, to borrow President Trump's behind the scenes assessment of the House's bill, mean . A better plan is possible, Obama concluded. The Senate draft won't let states waive that requirement-a much "nicer" measure for anyone with preexisting conditions.
  • U will back Ram Nath Kovind, says party leader

    U will back Ram Nath Kovind, says party leader

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    Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Dalit leader Mayawati has already expressed her content on the matter and said she would not oppose the move unless the opposition fields another Dalit leader. Nitish Kumar expressed his happiness that the Bihar Governor would be the NDA's candidate for the President elections. "When the Congress had the opportunity to elect a Dalit President when they were in power, did they not find Meira Kumar suitable?" President Pranab Mukherjee's term ...
  • Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rain to Arkansas

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    Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency to "guarantee state resources are on standby and are ready to assist impacted communities if necessary". "The impact of rain can be hundreds of miles away". Spots from Louisiana west to the Florida Panhandle experienced flooding Wednesday and some spots of wind damage as bands of storms made their way onshore.
  • 'Obamacare Is Dead': Trump 'Very Supportive' of Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

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    Johnson has opposed the rush to vote on the bill within a week, while Cruz has been expressing hopes to vote yes if the bill can be amended . The 142-page proposal, worked out by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with other Republican leaders in secret, would repeal the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on high-income Americans , which helps pay for Obamacare .
  • Trump demurs on tape recording, House Intelligence responds

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    But if Kasowitz does, in fact, file those complaints, that could be the next key development in this saga. "I think he was exonerated", GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina, who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Friday of Trump.
  • United States to announce travel ban for North Korea?

    United States to announce travel ban for North Korea?

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    Fred Warmbier revealed that President Donald Trump phoned him Wednesday night to ask about his son and the rest of his family. "It was kind", Fred Warmbier said. White says Warmbier was a master at defusing tense situations with his humor. He excelled in academics, graduating from Wyoming High School in 2013 as his class salutatorian and getting a scholarship to the University of Virginia.
  • Supreme Court takes up major gerrymandering case

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    In the past, the courts have deferred on answering whether partisan gerrymandering is constitutional or not for the simple fact that it inserts the judiciary into a " political question". Until now, he hasn't found one. But Kennedy refused to declare, as four colleagues would have, that partisan gerrymanders are necessarily insulated from judicial review.
  • Manhunt Ends: Escaped Inmates Accused of Officers' Murders Captured

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    The homeowner, who is a former corrections officer himself, according to Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sill , came out and held the suspects at gunpoint until authorities arrived. Monica, 42, and Billue, 58, were both transfer sergeants at Baldwin State Prison. "Earlier tonight, with the assistance of our law enforcement partners in Tennessee, risky fugitives were captured and taken into custody", Deal said in the press release.