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Termed the " Better Care Reconciliation Act ", the Senate's answer to the House's efforts to repeal and replace the ACA was finally released Thursday morning after weeks of secret negotiations. Lee, who said in a Facebook Live video earlier this week that only staff members of a handful of Senate leaders had access to the bill, again criticized the handling of the bill as being too secretive.
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    As Tropical Depression Cindy weakens, remnants of the storm will be felt in the Cincinnati area. There are 17 million people residing in the area, and so far, there has been one fatality caused by the tropical storm. 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.
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    The plan gets rid of those mandates. One of the main features of Obamacare, was its requirement that most people purchase health insurance . "That in turn will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums". Republican leaders are pushing to hold a vote on the legislation before lawmakers leave for the July 4 recess. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more , visit http://www.npr.org/.
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    If legislation is to prevail in the Senate, McConnell can lose the support of only two of his 52 Republicans, assuming all 48 Democrats and independents oppose the bill , as expected. Though Trump lauded its passage in a Rose Garden ceremony, he called the House measure " mean " last week. Republican U.S. Sen. The bill would eliminate the requirement that Americans buy insurance or face a tax penalty.
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    He said he is reviewing the bill and confident that Murkowski and Sullivan will fight to protect Alaskans and the needs of a vast, remote state where high health care costs are a concern. Among the four, Paul seemed to express the strongest opposition, telling reporters that the GOP bill "keeps Obamacare ". McConnell said a fresh CBO score on the new bill was expected next week, and there will be "robust debate" on the floor.
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    The voters who are challenging the plan, led by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, argue that the map allowed Wisconsin's state Assembly to not resemble the electorate in a closely divided swing state that has supported presidential candidates from both parties and now has one Democrat and one Republican representing it in the U.S.
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    President Donald Trump has spoken about Spicer's daily briefings being the most popular program in daytime TV - an ominous sign for those who know Trump likes to be the star of his show. The White House Correspondents Association has been the main advocacy group when it comes to seeking access to the president and his staff. June 19, the day after a US fighter jet downed a Syrian warplane, prompting Russia, a Syrian ally, to warn that it will treat American aircraft as targets if they fly in ...
  • Thursday marks World's Largest Swimming Lesson

    Thursday marks World's Largest Swimming Lesson

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    The event promises to have more than 20,000 hours of water safety training in one day, in 20 countries over the course of 24 hours. Research has found that if a child does not learn how to swim before the 3rd grade, they likely never will. A 2014 American Red Cross survey also determined that 54 percent of all Americans either can't swim or don't have all of the basic swimming skills.
  • 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

    'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

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    But Welch's contrition for buying into an empty conspiracy theory that has made life miserable for people who work at and frequent a popular neighborhood restaurant might not extend beyond the courtroom. She wrote that he's an involved parent to his seven-year-old stepdaughter and four-year-old daughter. The idea that members of the Democratic Party were involved in pedophilia and sex trafficking first came about just a month before when the New York City Police Department was investigating ...
  • NYC mayor lays out plan to close Rikers Island jail complex

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    At the time, the seven-member school board (with two mayoral appointments and one by each of the city's five borough presidents) was reconstituted. De Blasio, who is running for re-election this year, anticipates this reduction would allow the city to shut down the prison within a decade.
  • Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

    Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

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    The American Lung Association also opposed the bill , citing the Medicaid cuts. "This bill penalizes pregnant women, children and families at every turn", the organization's president Stacey Stewart said in a statement . Tax cuts for the wealthiest among us take precedent over your affordable care. On Thursday, asked by reporters whether the released bill meets his "heart" standard, Trump said it will take "a little negotiation, but it's going to be very good ".