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The Congressional Budget Office said the Republican bill, besides leaving millions more without coverage and raising rates for older, lower-income Americans not yet eligible for Medicare, would result in some with pre-existing conditions "unable to purchase comprehensive coverage with premiums close to those under current law and might not be able to purchase coverage at all".
  • What the Senate health bill covers: Darcy cartoon

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    Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income, a "major improvement" from a healthcare overhaul bill passed in the House of Representatives that tied them exclusively to age, Republican senator Susan Collins said on Wednesday.
  • Brexit Negotiators Launch Talks Amid Hard Outlook

    Brexit Negotiators Launch Talks Amid Hard Outlook

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    We also agreed on how we will structure our talks. In what has been dubbed "the row-back of the summer", it seems that the UK has abandoned this stance on day one of the negotiations in the face of a united and resolute EU. "She mentioned a generous offer, but it is not clear to us what it will mean exactly". In an apparent reference to UK Ministers" repeated insistence that "no deal is better than a bad deal', M.
  • The GOP's sneak attack on health care

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    President Donald Trump has reportedly asked Republican senators to draft a "more generous" healthcare bill than the " mean, mean, mean " American Health Care Act (AHCA) recently passed by the House . Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Though there was considerable attention focused on the White House lunch, another key meeting will come later on Capitol Hill when Republican senators meet on their own to discuss health care .
  • Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, in fair condition - hospital

    Rep. Scalise, wounded in Virginia shooting, in fair condition - hospital

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    Rep. Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, was gravely wounded in the shooting last week. "To the children and their families, we are an incredibly safe, peaceful city", Silberberg said. Barth was shot in the leg and has already been released from the hospital. "So he's doing - he's doing a lot better", said Ryan. Congressman Steve Scalise underwent another operation Saturday and his condition has been upgraded to "serious" from "critical".
  • Sunshine To Start, Clouds Later

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    Unseasonably cool weather settles in for Sunday with high temperatures only reaching the upper 70s with a northerly breeze under partly cloudy skies. We are tracking a cold front that will push into the region on Saturday . We will be watching moisture from T.S. Cindy. Sunday looks decent with a mix of sun and clouds and highs near 80.
  • Redskins' trademark usage boosted by Supreme Court ruling

    Redskins' trademark usage boosted by Supreme Court ruling

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    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) denied Tam a federal trademark registration for THE SLANTS on the basis that it was disparaging to Asian-Americans. Asian-American rock band The Slants pose for a photo with the Statue of Liberty in the distance behind them. The Supreme Court also ruled on another free speech case on Monday, striking down a North Carolina law banning convicted sex offenders from Facebook and other social media services that play a vital role in modern life.
  • Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

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    Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeMcConnell courts GOP centrists for health bill Rand Paul calls to slow down "rushed" ObamaCare repeal process GOP hits the gas on ObamaCare repeal MORE (R-Utah) also posted a video to Facebook saying the GOP bill should have been released "weeks ago" if it was going to be voted on next week.
  • USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

    USA forces shoot down Iranian drone over Syria as fighting escalates

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    In just over a month, US forces have struck Iranian-backed Shia militias in southern Syria three times, and on Sunday a U.S. F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Arab Air Force Su-22 jet. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergey Ryabkov, described Sunday's shoot-down as an act of aggression by the U.S. and "an act of assistance to those terrorists whom the United States is ostensibly fighting against".
  • Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat

    Some Flights Canceled Out Of Phoenix Due To Heat

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    A towel, cap and water bottle can't relieve the sweaty discomfort of record temperatures for this Las Vegas Airport worker. This current heat wave looks like it'll bring the fourth-hottest day on record for America's hottest city. Salt River Project spokeswoman Kathleen Mascarenas says the company delivered a record amount of energy to customers Monday. The forecast called for a high of 49 degrees Celsius in Phoenix , 48C in Palm Springs, California , and 52C in Death Valley - a desert ...
  • Travis Kalanick Has Resigned His Role As Uber CEO

    Travis Kalanick Has Resigned His Role As Uber CEO

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    Kalanick announced a leave of absence earlier this month, with the aim of coming back and revamping the ride-sharing company into "Uber 2.0 ". Kalanick is to stay on as a board member, Uber said. In drawing up Uber's list of corporate values, Kalanick looked to Amazon and its list of 14 leadership principles . He built Uber into a household name valued at $68 billion through a mix of aggressive fundraising, dodging regulators and undermining competitors.