• Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

    Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

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    Look forward to making it really special! If three Republicans defect, the party can not reach the majority vote it needs to pass the measure. SCOTT HORSLEY, BYLINE: Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes if they hope to pass their bill.
  • Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis

    Macron promotes Paris 2024 Olympic bid playing tennis

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    Paris and USA rival Los Angeles are the only two cities bidding to stage the 2024 Olympics , and the French capital is running a series of events over the weekend to promote its credentials. On Saturday, the usually traffic-clogged Arc de Triomphe which will be turned into an open-air velodrome for adults and children to cycle round freely.
  • Trump Sued For Allegedly Violating Presidential Records Act

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    Governmental watchdog groups Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the National Security Archive have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for allegedly violating the Presidential Records Act . The president looked upon the crowd and joked that he and his wife have "developed friendships with some really great people - mostly". Melania Trump on Friday named a senior manager at Washington's Trump International Hotel to serve as chief usher of the White House.
  • Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

    Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

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    The AP article quoted Pentagon officials confirming that this was the case, but claiming that the USA soldiers weren't directly involved in the torture, or even necessarily personally aware of the fact that the detainees were tortured by UAE forces ahead of their interrogation by Americans.
  • 13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

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    McConnell, R-Ky., released the bill Thursday after weeks of closed-door meetings searching for middle ground between conservative senators seeking an aggressive repeal of Obama's statute and centrists warning about going too far. And the more expensive it is, the sicker the people who want to buy it will be. Now that we have a draft bill from the Senate, we know that Medicaid coverage will be heavily cut back.
  • Group rallies at Daines' Missoula office over health care bill

    Group rallies at Daines' Missoula office over health care bill

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    Disabled protestors were removed from outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday, and images from the protest have become some of the most compelling of the healthcare debate so far. Some protesters with physical disabilities were dragged away, and witnesses claimed that one officer even dropped a protester in a wheelchair. Protestors filled the hallway in the Russell Senate office building.
  • What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

    What The Man Who Ran Obamacare Thinks About the Republican Health Plan

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    Heller did indicate he is open to negotiations on the bill that could move him to a yes vote, but any movement toward the center in the bill could risk further alienating a group of conservatives who announced on Thursday that they do not support the draft legislation, saying that the bill didn't go far enough for them.
  • Rain from tropical storm forecast in West Virginia

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    In West Virginia, forecasters warned of possible flooding, damaging wind gusts and severe thunderstorms once what remains of Cindy arrives and merges with another storm front later in the week. Last June, torrential rains in West Virginia claimed 23 lives and memories of that disaster are still vivid. A complex weather system will bring more rain to the area this weekend, but there are brighter days on the horizon for next week.
  • Salem congressman Morgan Griffith was on Alexandria gunman's list

    Salem congressman Morgan Griffith was on Alexandria gunman's list

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    A gunman acted alone when he shot and wounded a top US Republican politician and four other people on a baseball field in northern Virginia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has said. He fired more than 60 shots, Slater said. He didn't speculate on Tom Hodgkinson's mental state except to say he was struggling. Hodgkinson, outside the Post Office in his hometown, Belleville, Ill., in 2012.
  • Some charges dropped against Michigan sports doctor

    Some charges dropped against Michigan sports doctor

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    A Doctor in MI charged with sexual assault after several allegations dating back to 2000. Nassar was sacked from Michigan State University in September 2016, and USA Gymnastics cut ties in 2015. He said he couldn't remember her. "I'm focused on the treatment, I'm not trying to get any type of sexual pleasure out of it", he said during the interview.
  • Tracking severe weather and possible flooding

    Tracking severe weather and possible flooding

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    According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Knox County is under a Flash Flood Watch beginning 5:56 a.m. Friday, June 23 until 8 a.m. On Friday, forecasters were trying to verify exactly how many tornadoes touched down in Alabama during Cindy's passage. In Alabama, the weather service said, an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham Thursday.