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Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Thursday unveiled a draft bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act , commonly known as Obamacare . Sen. We have a few perspectives on this bill today, starting with Steve Jennings. "But there are going to be lots of opportunities for Mitch McConnell next week, when this bill's on the floor, to make deals, to make amendments and to try to give senators things that they want to get their votes", says Zwillich.
  • Knicks end the run on freshmen picks in draft

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    His teammate, West Coast Conference Player of the Year Nigel Williams-Goss, was the No. 25 pick on the second round (No. 55 overall) by the Utah Jazz. The Celtics landed a talented young player. To say Markelle Fultz had a bounce to his step isn't such an understatement. Where will former Pack star Smith land? He did manage to create a buzz.
  • GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

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    He said along with support from President Donald Trump, "I think we're going to get this thing done, put it in conference and hopefully by the August recess really have Obamacare repealed and replaced". Echoing the other four, Heller said he opposes the measure "in this form" but does not rule out backing a version that is changed to his liking. "Whatever they do, they've got to treat states fairly".
  • Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

    Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

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    The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving black suspects who were killed by police, but it's far from the largest. and McSpadden. RICARDO DIAZ-ZEFERINO: The families of Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino and two other men agreed to accept $4.7 million from the city of Gardena, California.
  • Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS targets in Syria

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    Russian Federation is the most powerful ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime, and the rare air-to-air encounter prompted Moscow to suspend a de-confliction hotline with the US-led coalition, created to prevent any accidents in the skies over Syria.
  • NM senators decry health care proposal

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    They said the proposal doesn't meet the GOP promise to Americans "to repeal Obamacare and lower their health care costs", the Associated Press reported. "While it takes more time to phase them in, those cuts will have the same impact", Schowalter pointed out. Jane McNichol, an organizer of the Protect Our Care CT campaign, holds up a clothesline with photos of Connecticut residents opposed to repeal of the Affordable Care Act, during a rally on the state Capitol steps, Thursday, ...
  • New White House chief usher moves from Trump hotel

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    Mr. Harleth will bring more than a decade of hospitality and leadership experience to the White House. Timothy Harleth is changing jobs, but not necessarily changing bosses. Most recently, President Trump appointed the family's wedding planner, Lynne Patton, to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development's office for NY and New Jersey, a unit that oversees billions of dollars in housing funds annually.
  • West Virginia bracing for remnants of Cindy

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    He was killed Wednesday after a log, carried in by a large wave, struck him, according to Baldwin County sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur. "Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning ", the National Hurricane Center said.
  • Military heads want hold on transgender enlistment

    Military heads want hold on transgender enlistment

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    Former defense secretary Ash Carter had set 1 July as the deadline for troops meeting physical standards and medical standards if they have lived in their gender identity for 18 months. However, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford suggested to the Senate recently that a delay was likely, pointing out that some issues with transgender recruitment had been identified which "some of the service chiefs believe need to be resolved before we move forward".