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The proposed American Health Care Act with the so-called manager's amendments released last week would reduce federal deficits by $150 billion over the 2017-26 period, compared with deficit reduction of $337 billion under the original bill.
  • Market may be ripe for USA offshore oil and gas bids

    Market may be ripe for USA offshore oil and gas bids

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    The first 11 sales offered almost 73 million acres for development and garnered more than $3 billion in bid revenues. Shell Offshore Inc . topped all bidders with close to $24.1 million for Atwater Valley Block 64, an active deepwater area, Celata said during a conference call to discuss the results.
  • Former top Penn State officials plead guilty in Sandusky sex abuse scandal

    Former top Penn State officials plead guilty in Sandusky sex abuse scandal

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    On Monday, that led to two prominent ex-officials entering guilty pleas. The former university president has since steadfastly maintained his innocence. The documents cited in the NBC report also revealed that a child allegedly told Paterno he had been molested by Sandusky back in 1976. Curley and Shultz were arrested in 2011.
  • Trumpcare Vote Yanked In First Blow To Donald Trump Presidency

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    His voice was even, his tone muted. In others, insurers have pulled out, leaving consumers with just one choice, or potentially none at all, as in some parts of Tennessee. But we didn't do that. All Democrats need do is find a few areas on which they can agree, do the leg work (Trump's staff is incapable of designing any legislation) and promise to deliver the votes.
  • No vote on health care plan

    No vote on health care plan

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    The decision was ultimately Trump's. Ryan said he met with Trump and his economic advisors earlier at the White House. He predicted that the Democrats would seek a deal after "Obamacare explodes" because of high premiums. There are signs of frustration in the White House at the Freedom Caucus, which has won a series of concession but is still holding out against the bill.
  • Lawmakers react to GOP healthcare bill fallout

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    And they've disregarded the difficulty of getting agreement on a key question: Should the cost of the tax cuts in a reform package be paid for with tax increases elsewhere, and if so, where? That control was something that eluded his predecessor, John Boehner, and eventually led to Boehner's ouster.
  • Trump forced to pull health care bill in major setback

    Trump forced to pull health care bill in major setback

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    In the USA legislature this week, however, it failed him. Whether that means Republicans will wait to see if Obamacare collapses on its own or pick up health care reform again after the midterm elections remains unclear, Curry said . As the Washington Post reports Saturday, nothing about Friday's spectacular debacle on healthcare makes pushing the rest of the Trump agenda through any easier.
  • What Trump's Health-Care Loss Means for Obama's Legacy

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    It wasn't the first time Trump has appeared somewhat distanced from the health care debate. A number of moderate Republicans have also announced their opposition , which means the AHCA is in treacherous waters. "Bad things are going to happen to Obamacare", said Trump, calling out the large premium increases and insurer defections that plagued the exchanges this year.
  • Race vehicle driver David Steele killed in crash at Desoto Speedway

    Race vehicle driver David Steele killed in crash at Desoto Speedway

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    Steele was competing in the Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series at the 3/8-mile paved oval. According to investigators, that caused his vehicle to go airborne before it spun and hit a wall. "Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends who were all in attendance, to see him try to win his 100th Florida race". He was the Silver Crown Champion in 2004 and 2005 as well as a two-time victor of the Turkey Night Grand Prix (2001, 2003).
  • We need health care that works for families and our economy

    We need health care that works for families and our economy

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    Sanders is chairman of the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Legislative Oversight Committee. Uncompensated care drives up health care costs for everyone. A revised bill would reduce the USA deficit by only $150 billion over 10 years. These are among state-required insurance benefits in Arkansas, according to the federal Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight: out-of-area emergency room services; minimum hospital stay with childbirth; mastectomy hospital stays; diagnosis ...
  • How Long Can Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch? Republicans Could

    How Long Can Democrats Filibuster Neil Gorsuch? Republicans Could "Go Nuclear"

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    But because Supreme Court nominees spend days in televised hearings, they still manage to reveal things about themselves, professionally and personally. The Judiciary Committee was due to vote on the nomination on April 3. Thursday's first witness, the American Bar Association, gave Judge Gorsuch its highest rating of "well qualified".
  • Over 30 Years Later, Freedom For Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder

    Over 30 Years Later, Freedom For Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder

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    The prosecutor noted that Wilson was convicted based on the testimony of an eyewitness whose identification was partially corroborated by a second witness who placed Wilson in the area around the time of the crime. Times, they ignored it". "I still have a parent", she said jubilantly. "I know all about how he was framed", she told KABC . It's no news to me. He's missed 32 years of Christmas dinners, graduations, even the birth of his granddaughter, but he says he is not bitter.