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Joel Embiid , as always, stole the show, dubbing the Sixers star quartet the "FEDS" (Fultz, Embiid, Dario, Simmons), and taking a not-so-subtle shot at Lonzo and his father Lavar. The run of freshmen bettered the 2014 record of four straight first-year players to start the draft, finally ending when the New York Knicks took French guard Frank Ntilikina at No.
  • 'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

    'No Cuts to Medicaid': Disabled Protesters Carried Away From McConnell's Office

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the plan , which he calls a discussion draft, will stabilize insurance markets and cut costs to consumers. In Montana, 20 percent of residents didn't have medical insurance in 2013. But Democrats warned against weakening the bill, which was meant to punish Moscow for allegedly meddling in the USA election campaign previous year as well as for its aggression in Ukraine and arming of Syria.
  • Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

    Mueller meets with House leaders amid Trump-Russia probe

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    The problem for Sekulow and Trump, is that in an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt and in tweets , Trump said he fired Comey over the Russian investigation. In May, ABC News reported that Rosenstein was displeased with the White House portrayal of former FBI Director James Comey's firing as originating from him and was on the verge of resigning, according to an administration source.
  • Dean Heller Joins Republican Opposition to Senate Health Care Plan

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    Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer blasted the new bill as "heartless", warning it would eventually cut Medicaid even more steeply than the House legislation. "This bill will have a devastating impact on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families", said Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc.
  • 'Obamacare Is Dead': Trump 'Very Supportive' of Senate GOP Healthcare Bill

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    The subsidies also make it so a person can not pay more than a certain percentage of their income on premiums . This Senate plan does, however, keep ACA subsidies to help pay for coverage . "The president said the House bill was mean ", said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. Four Republican senators - Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky - said they would not vote on the bill in its current condition.
  • Dennis Rodman Defends North Korea, Takes Credit for Otto Warmbier's Release

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    The paper called Moon a "spokesman" for U.S. President Donald Trump , claiming that the South is joining the bandwagon of Washington's hostile policy toward Pyongyang. "I didn't know he was sick", Rodman says. She said he was in tears after Warmbier died. People attend the funeral service of Otto Warmbier in Wyoming, Ohio, at the high school the 22-year-old college student had attended.
  • Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

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    Tim Ryan , D-Ohio, who was unsuccessful previous year in trying to unseat Pelosi. "My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the [financial] support that I do, which is essential to our elections".
  • Public Theater 'Stands Completely Behind' Production of Julius Caesar

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    It noted its staging has "provoked heated discussion" but "such discussion is exactly the goal of our civically-engaged theater; this discourse is the basis of a healthy democracy". In the production, Caesar meets his end when he is stabbed to death by women and minorities on stage. Trump, for his part, has yet to respond to the play.
  • Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting

    Lawsuit follows acquittal of ex-officer in Milwaukee shooting

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    Three days later, Heaggan-Brown shot Sylville Smith to death, sparking riots in Sherman Park. Heaggan-Brown was sacked from the police force in October after being charged with sexual assault in an unrelated case. "He looked like a known dude that fled from us plenty of times before", Heaggan-Brown said. The verdict was to be read Wednesday afternoon. Smith ran from a traffic stop, approached a chain-link fence, and turned to face the pursuing officers, gun in hand.
  • Promoted Saudi Crown Prince 'Betting On Trump's Support For New Policies'

    Promoted Saudi Crown Prince 'Betting On Trump's Support For New Policies'

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    Bin Salman was present in last month's Riyadh Summit, where the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a $110 billion weapons deal. A handout photo made available by the Saudi press Agency shows Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sitting as royal family members and other officials pledge allegiance to him, at the Royal Palace in Mecca.
  • Justices side with government in property rights case

    Justices side with government in property rights case

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    Roberts said he was not troubled by the majority's "bottom-line conclusion" that the property owners were not entitled to compensation. The central question before the high court was the constitutionality of state and local laws that effectively merged two riverfront properties in the town of Troy into one because of common ownership.
  • Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer' has conviction overturned

    Brendan Dassey of 'Making a Murderer' has conviction overturned

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    Dassey, along with his uncle, Steven Avery , have been in prison for the past 10 years after they were convicted of killing freelance photographer, Teresa Halbach. "While these tactics might not have overwhelmed a seasoned criminal or a 30-year-old with a law degree, they clearly overwhelmed a 16-year-old, socially avoidant, intellectually limited [youth] who had never been interrogated by the police before", he said.