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The suggestion was quickly knocked down by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who said flatly that it "will not happen". We either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. John Thune of South Dakota is hashing out plans to make the GOP plan's tax credits more generous for older and needy people who buy insurance on their own.
  • Texas Legislature Passes $217 Billion Budget

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    S.B. 277 would eliminate tax breaks for companies building wind farms within 25 miles of military airspace. "I think it's dead for the regular session between now and tomorrow", said Rep. In addition to the news conferences, frictions were on full display Sunday between the chambers and among GOP factions that have been clashing all session long.
  • Regional jobless rate posted decline in April

    Regional jobless rate posted decline in April

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    The April seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Pennsylvania went up one-tenth to 4.9 percent and the national rate decreased one-tenth to 4.4 percent. With the exception of Duluth, all of the metropolitan areas in Minnesota are below the statewide rate. Forty-six areas saw higher year-over-year unemployment, and 20 areas saw no change.
  • Follow the Philando Castile Court Case Via This New Podcast

    Follow the Philando Castile Court Case Via This New Podcast

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    Paul and you'll see signs in some front yards saying: "Falcon Heights - the nation is watching". His death got instant attention as the shooting's gruesome aftermath was streamed live on Facebook by Castile's girlfriend, who was in the auto along with her young daughter.
  • SJSU student who made up kidnapping won't face charges

    SJSU student who made up kidnapping won't face charges

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    San Jose State University police initially conducted an investigation when the woman's father and family had showed up to meet her for graduation and she wasn't there. The 22-year-old woman said that she did not know the suspect who kidnapped her late Thursday from her off-campus apartment complex, according to the Coos County Sheriff's Office.
  • Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism'

    Portland murder suspect appears in court, declares alleged crimes acts of 'patriotism'

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    Jeremy Joseph Christian , the suspect in Friday's deadly stabbing, attended a similar event last month in East Portland in which he used the n-word and saluted Hitler, according to OPB . His next court appearance will be June 7. Jeremy Joseph Christian, the suspect who stabbed two people to death and injured another last Friday on a crowded transit train, was arraigned in Multnomah County Court in USA state of OR on Tuesday.
  • Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

    Trump Has Multiple Escape Routes From Paris Climate Accord

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    The Paris agreement , negotiated by Australia and 194 other nations including the U.S. under President Barack Obama in 2015 in Paris, deals with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, who helped negotiate the agreement, responded to a Twitter user who shared a photo of Kerry signing the agreement at the United Nations with his granddaughter on his lap.
  • Senate laying groundwork for own health care replacement bill

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    There are many variables - and unforeseen outcomes - that can undermine even the most carefully crafted policy initiative. Fundamentally, states would have the option to decide to weaken or eliminate what is considered essential health benefits that, given the protections by Obamacare, limit annual out of pocket expenses for the enrollee and prevent insurers from imposing yearly or lifetime price caps on what they would cover.
  • Will Trump Announce America's Exit From the Paris Climate Accord?

    Will Trump Announce America's Exit From the Paris Climate Accord?

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    Only two other nations now do not support the climate deal: Nicaragua and Syria . A United States withdrawal would have sweeping implications for the deal, which relies heavily on the commitment of big polluter nations to reduce emissions of gases scientists blame for sea level rise, droughts and more frequent violent storms.
  • TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

    TriMet Stabbing Suspect Rails In Court

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    Before he was carried away, he had a last message, she said: " Tell everyone on this train I love them ". Christian was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder, intimidation and being a felon in possession of a handgun. TEMPLETON: I think first just that these rallies not further traumatize Portland's Muslim community. Best, Namkai-Meche, and Fletcher put themselves between the attacker and two-teenage girls who appeared to be the target of the abuse, Macy said.
  • Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

    Portland stabbing suspect yells slogans at court hearing

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    The rally's organiser Joey Gibson told KGW he is a libertarian promoting free speech . You got no safe place! Two of the stab victims, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and 53-year-old Rick Best , were killed , while 21-year-old Micah Fletcher survived his wounds.