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The Congressional Budget Office says an estimated 51 million people under age 65 would be uninsured in 2026 under the latest version of the House Republican health care bill. "We needed to pass a law that cracked down on this inappropriate conduct between teachers and students, where teachers were assaulting students". It further mandates that a teacher automatically lose his or her license if he or she has to register as a sex offender.
  • Texas House rejects attempts to strengthen 'bathroom bill'

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    With the clock ticking on the legislative session, Straus said on Friday that the House will not appoint members to negotiate with the Senate on its proposed compromise on a "bathroom bill ". It raises the gross production tax on those wells from 1 to 4 percent during a four-year incentive period where they're taxed below the state's 7 percent gross production tax rate.
  • Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

    Congressional report shows how premiums could change under 'Trumpcare'

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    The budget office said older people with lower income would disproportionately lose coverage . Additionally, some 14 million Americans would lose their coverage under Medicaid , the state-and-federal program for the poor and lower-income individuals, thanks to the AHCA's $834 billion cut in Medicaid funding.
  • Trump's views on Paris climate agreement 'evolving,' top adviser says

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    There was a man who toted his groceries through the crowd, and two little girls in white T-shirts waving at the leaders as they passed. To water down the American commitment, the President could demand that the United States pay less to global bodies such as the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and contribute less money to clean energy projects in the developing world.
  • Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

    Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

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    The Reuters graphics team takes a closer look at one of the world's largest artillery arsenals, analysing its capabilities and the South's response to this potential threat. Two other USA citizens, Korean-American Christian pastor Kim Tong Chul and college student Otto Warmbier, have been convicted of crimes. He seems determined to develop a nuclear missile capable of reach the west coast of the U.S., called an intercontinental ballistic missile ( ICBM ).
  • Kushner tried to establish secret backchannel with Russian Federation

    Kushner tried to establish secret backchannel with Russian Federation

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    His attorney, Jamie Gorelick , has said in the past that Kushner made "thousands" of calls during that period and did not keep track of them all. Current and former US officials said that Kushner's activities, like those of many others around Trump, are under scrutiny as part of the investigation.
  • Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

    Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

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    Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper , a former petroleum geologist, said Friday that the two explosions apparently were not related. The pipeline was thought to be out of service, but investigators say it was still connected to a well near the home.
  • Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

    Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

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    Genene Jones - hailed as the " Angel of Death " in the United States media - is accused of killing Joshua Sawyer in 1981 by injecting a toxic level of Dilantin in the baby's body. Sawyer died in a surge of pediatric deaths that occurred when Jones was working as a pediatric intensive care unit of a San Antonio hospital. Jones has been consistently denied parole by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.
  • Why? Thomas Hartless i'd as Kirkersville nursing home shooter

    Why? Thomas Hartless i'd as Kirkersville nursing home shooter

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    Suspect Thomas Hartless, 43, was found dead inside the nursing home in Kirkersville , a village of some 500 residents, about 25 miles (39 kilometers) east of Columbus . Authorities say the gunman also was found dead Friday. "We don't know the cause or the objective or what drove this individual to do this", Thorp said, adding that was being investigated.
  • Senate Goes After Flynn's Businesses After He Snubs Subpoena

    Senate Goes After Flynn's Businesses After He Snubs Subpoena

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    Any immunity agreement, he said, would only take place after speaking with former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the executive branch's investigation into potential collusion between Russian Federation and Trump's associates.
  • Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

    Texas set to embrace new abortion restrictions

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    Gov. Abbott is under fire himself for a joke he cracked while at the gun range. "We are proud to expand the right to bear arms by lowering the cost of what you have to pay in order to get a license to carry", Abbott said, according to the Texas Tribune .
  • McConnell Faces Biggest Test in Pushing Obamacare Repeal

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    Jones, who voted against the ACA when it was adopted by the House in 2010 and has voted often since for its repeal, joined 19 other Republicans and all House Democrats in voting against the American Health Care Act last week. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Although the discussions are still in an early stage, some predictions appear to have been mistaken, according to CNN , such as that ...