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The heavy rain threat continues through the first part of the day Saturday as a cold front combined with Cindy's remnants works through the tri-state. The Tropical Storm Warnings have been discontinued. Even as a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy moved inland over Louisiana , the effects of the storm were being felt for a third day on the Gulf Coast.
  • Authorities Release Dashcam Video From Shooting Of Philando Castile

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    Once again, Yanez yells, " Don't pull it out! " before firing seven shots into Castile . But within seconds, Yanez fires seven times at Castile , while his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter remain in the auto. Before Castile finished that sentence, Yanez pulled his gun out of the holster. Just moments before the fatal shooting, Castile can be heard on the video, saying, " I wasn't reaching for it ".
  • Eboni Williams: Democrats Are 'Delusional' If They Stick With Pelosi

    Eboni Williams: Democrats Are 'Delusional' If They Stick With Pelosi

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    Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working. Wednesday, Pelosi wanted to spend her weekly press conference slamming the Republicans Senate health bill. Well, both are minorities. Keeping Pelosi, in leadership since 2003 and formerly the first female speaker of the House, would actually be a boon for the ...
  • Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

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    Over the long run, premiums for younger people are expected to come down. Well, the individual mandate is about as popular as vegetables are with my kids. 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.
  • Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

    Senate's version of health care plan is very bad

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    Cruz and Lee were on the 13-member working group that helped draft the legislation. Supporters, who concede it's a work in progress, say it will cut costs and allow Americans to buy better insurance coverage that fits them. States would have more flexibility in determining the essential health benefits that all insurance companies must provide, such as prescription drug coverage, preventive health screenings, and coverage of mental health services.
  • Health Insurers Concerned by 'Dramatic' Medicaid Cuts in Bill

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    Fixing the bill to save Medicaid's expansion theoretically wouldn't convince any of them to change their vote, while further cuts could alienate other so-called "moderate" Republicans like Heller. And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year.
  • Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

    Fifth GOP Senator says he won't back AHCA

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    The first-term senator seemed to leave the door open to compromise, saying, "In this form, I will simply not support it", but he went on to mount an extensive critique of the bill that made the possibility of successful compromise seem remote at best.
  • Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

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    The council also seeks to boost the cyber security of USA government IT systems and wants to learn from private-sector practices. In remarks to kick off the event, Kushner said he hopes the technology council will work to update American systems.
  • Whole Foods CEO literally 'dreamed' about Amazon merger

    Whole Foods CEO literally 'dreamed' about Amazon merger

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    Whatever happens this much is sure: Buckle your seat belts because it's going to be a wild ride in retail at the grocery store! He also added that Amazon is "not stupid enough" to mess with Whole Foods' high food-quality standards, but did hint at the possibility that "over time, there could be other formats that evolve that ...
  • New York Yankees: what does 16 runs truly mean?

    New York Yankees: what does 16 runs truly mean?

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    However, despite the fact they posted a crooked number, the first inning rally was highlighted by Aaron Judge and his 19th home run season. That is the longest home run of the season by a pretty large margin. What is there left to say about Aaron Judge? Chris Carter singles to left center field. Judge lined a drive into the right-center seats in his next at-bat, and also doubled earlier.
  • Virginia establishment favorite easily wins Democratic primary

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    The close Republican result shocked many political watchers and shows Trump's enduring appeal among Republican voters in Virginia. And capitalizing on the recent trend where insider status isn't a desirable label in GOP primaries, Stewart has tried to turn Gillespie's stellar resume - former RNC chairman, former adviser to President George W.
  • Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

    Are House Democrats turning on Nancy Pelosi?

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    Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi wants to reclaim the House of Representatives and return to the speakership she held for the last two years of George W. And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House a year ago, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.
  • Ohio Senate Democrats See Big Problems In GOP Budget Bill

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    Obviously that means his vote could change once the bill gets amended, but it might be slightly tricky considering his reason for opposing AHCA: Medicaid . Meanwhile Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski are opposed to the bill cutting Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. The bill "rolls back the ACA's Medicaid expansion - making for deep spending cuts to that program, compared with current law".
  • More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

    More whiffs for the scrambling Democrats

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    But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts.
  • Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

    Nancy Pelosi is Now Officially on Cher's Bad Side

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    After everything that's happened over the past seven months, anti-Pelosi Democrats have a right to make their case. As Rice pointed out, if Pelosi was a coach of a sports team with a comparable losing streak, she would have been fired. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the departure of Tom Price to Trump's cabinet.
  • South Carolina Dem Runs for House Seat on Anti-Nancy Pelosi Platform

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    Party leaders had called the Georgia race a potential "game changer". The party's latest setback has only heightened its internal tensions, with some calling for the ouster of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif. Joe Webb, a Handel supporter from Marietta, wore a red "Make America Great Again" hat throughout Handel's victory party. "We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership".
  • Iran's top leader says U.S. should not enter Iraq

    Iran's top leader says U.S. should not enter Iraq "under any pretext"

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    Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on Sunday said it launched missiles into Syria targeting Islamic State militants in retaliation for the June 7 Tehran attack in which 18 people died. The attack was coordinated with Damascus , according to Sharif. The Iranian leaders' comments highlight the balancing act faced by Abadi as he strives to hold together a coalition of forces fighting IS in Iraq , including the Iraqi government's own soldiers, the Shi'ite militias as well as ...
  • The Senate's Flawed Health-Care Bill

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    Opposition from those four - Utah's Mike Lee , Kentucky's Rand Paul , Wisconsin's Ron Johnson and Texan Ted Cruz - would scuttle the legislation because Republicans hold only 52 Senate seats and they are not getting any votes from the 48 Democrats to help make a majority.
  • London Borough evacuating 800 homes due to safety concerns following fire

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    Officers also revealed that the insulation was also found to be more flammable than the cladding tiles. Proceeds from August's FA Community Shield match between Premier League winners Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal will be donated to the victims of last week's Grenfell Tower Fire in London , the English Football Association has said.
  • Ga. Republican Base Rallies For Handel In Election Victory

    Ga. Republican Base Rallies For Handel In Election Victory

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    Kathleen Rice of NY, a frequent critic of Democrat leaders, told CNN's "New Day" that it's time for a leadership change and a winning strategy. Trump wrote , referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer . "I don't think any party should allow the opposite party to choose their leaders".
  • Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

    Five GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

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    Erasing Obama's law has been a marquee pledge for Trump and virtually the entire party for years. Molina Healthcare Inc, which has more than 1 million customers in Obamacare plans, said in a statement that dropping the individual mandate with no replacement provision will lead healthy people to forgo coverage and thus drive up premium rates.
  • Long knives come out for Pelosi as Democrat losing streak grows

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    With 100% of the votes counted, Handel outnumbered Democratic presidential candidate Jon Ossof by five points in the most expensive electoral race in the history of the United States . Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said on Twitter that the party should move on from Clinton's loss and use Ossoff's loss as a "wake up call". 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 ...
  • Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

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    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Friday he had "deep concerns with details in the U.S. Senate's plan to fix America's health care system and the resources needed to help our most vulnerable, including those who are dealing with drug addiction, mental illness and chronic health problems and have nowhere else to turn".
  • Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

    Insurance group encouraged by GOP bill

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    Johnson said Friday he will not pledge his support for his bill until he knows more . It may score slightly better than the House version when the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office releases its assessment next week, but that will be because of the way the Senate bill's provisions are crafted and timed rather than any epiphany about the importance of accessible, affordable health care.
  • Qatar says demands by blockade states not 'reasonable'

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Qatar's neighbours should make their demands "reasonable and actionable". They also require it to close Iran's embassy and a base on its territory operated by its ally Turkey , as well as to shut Al-Jazeera television.
  • Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

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    In a Tuesday night tweet, Trump congratulated Handel and said "we are all very proud of you!" After several of the co-hosts suggested Democrat Jon Ossoff performed better than anyone thought he would against Republican Karen Handel in the red district, Behar got brutally honest.
  • Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

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    As it stands, the Senate draft of the AHCA will make drastic cuts to Medicaid - even bigger than the cuts in the original House bill, which amounted to over $800 billion - screwing over mostly poor and elderly people. For example, the Senate would keep roughly the same sorts of tax credits for health coverage available in the Affordable Care Act - but those tax credits would be significantly cut in 2020 and tied to coverage that is less generous.
  • Four Republican senators spurn draft GOP health bill

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    The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which represents health insurers covering more than 100 million people in the USA, said it will continue to push for a replacement for Obamacare's coverage requirement as well. Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions.
  • Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

    Iran and Israel Exchange Warnings

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    Just days after the missile strike, Iranian drones targeted US forces in Syria for a second time, demonstrating that Tehran is committed to a new policy of direct action against USA -backed forces. The United States is attempting to block Iran from overland access to Syria , and the ayatollahs are pushing back with sophisticated drones. "Our rockets bombarded the IS base in the east of Syria ", read the Guards statement , using a common acronym for Islamic State .
  • Republican Senator Dean Heller opposes health care bill

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    USA Today reports Heller is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2018, as he's the only Republican senator running for re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton . Mitch McConnell , the majority leader, will put the bill up for vote in the Senate next Thursday. Assuming every Democrat is a no vote, the GOP can't afford more than 2 of their own senators to vote against the bill.
  • Trump talks "revolution" with Silicon Valley elite

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    Silicon Valley has never exactly been a hotbed of Trump support . And it's a good thing, as Kushner who is helping to spearhead the White House Office of American Innovation pointed out the severely outdated technology the public sector still uses including floppy discs, and data systems that have been in use for over 50 years.
  • Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

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    Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said Friday he will not vote for the Senate's Obamacare replacement bill as now written. She said that the Affordable Care Act is critical to getting her daughter the care she needs. "As I've said numerous times, we rely heavily on federal funding in Vermont and we took advantage of the expansion of Medicaid , so we're very reliant", Scott said.
  • Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidate

    Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela: Pelosi 'doesn't help our candidate

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    Would the existence of such a message have won Ossoff this race? Curious to hear your thoughts on this political story. As Ossoff learned, money doesn't always buy political happiness. "This is certainly something that we have to discuss, because it's clear that, I think, across the board in the Democratic party we need new leadership", said Massachusetts Democrat Seth Moulton on CNN .
  • Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

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    USA Today reports Heller is considered the most vulnerable senator in 2018, as he's the only Republican senator running for re-election in a state won by Hillary Clinton . And she thinks the most recent proposals by federal legislators to replace the Affordable Care Act , also referred to as Obamacare, would make it impossible or at least extremely expensive for someone like her, with a pre-existing condition, to get health insurance.
  • A peek at the road ahead for Karen Handel in Congress

    A peek at the road ahead for Karen Handel in Congress

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    The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi to step down in the wake of special election losses this year, including a high-profile race in Georgia on Tuesday. Up until the second the polls closed, Democrats and their cheerleaders in the media were calling the Handel-Ossoff race an important referendum on the Trump presidency.
  • The Supreme Court will hear a case on partisan gerrymandering

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    But in a 5-4 ruling issued Wednesday, the Supreme Court agreed to stay that order, allowing the current map to remain while the case is on appeal. Potter said the crux of the case in Wisconsin, as it is in IL and other states, is politicians pick their voters, not the other way around. In 1986 the U.S.
  • US Should Not Brace for China on NKorea — George Mitchell

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    Chinese officials were not immediately available for comment after the talks. President Donald Trump has been counting on China to use its economic leverage over Kim Jong Un's totalitarian government. North Korea has called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of Otto Warmbier who was detained for over a than a year and died a few days after coming home in a coma.
  • Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

    Ohio Senate aims to make sense of Medicaid expansion

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists he wants a vote before the Fourth of July recess, leaving GOP leaders one week to win over more votes. From passage of the Democratic law in March 2010, Republicans vowed to repeal it. A tweaking of Obamacare could fix that. He and others said the measure would make health insurance more affordable and eliminate Obama coverage requirements that some people find onerous.
  • Pelosi Under Fire from Dem Colleagues in Wake of Georgia Loss

    Pelosi Under Fire from Dem Colleagues in Wake of Georgia Loss

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    Crowley chairs the House Democratic Caucus, and he says it's important to remember that Democrats in those four races were trying to flip Republican strongholds, districts handpicked by the White House as President Trump tapped members of Congress to serve in his administration.
  • China doesn't want United States and India to interfere in South China Sea

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    To help clinch this type of an ambitious deal, the US could offer flexible payment terms to India. Modi's Make in India initiative has emphasized production on the ground in India be part of weapon procurement from foreign suppliers. A record for leaders of the two nations. Modi's visit comes at a time when not much is being expected to roll out. "That he [Modi] is getting a sense of the changed US administration may be clear from the decision not to hold any large gatherings of the ...
  • LARRY HOGAN: GOP Health Care Plan Does Not Work for Maryland

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    They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported . Obamacare had assured coverage to people with pre-existing ailments and restricted insurers from charging them based on health conditions. One of the prominent complaints consumers have that they are paying too much for coverage even with subsidies, not that they aren't paying enough.