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Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

Cindy, armed with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour, was expected to generate up to 15 inches of rain over southeastern Louisiana , southern MS, southern Alabama and parts of the Florida Panhandle through Thursday night, and a few tornadoes also were possible through Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Trump signals he will work with Republican holdouts on health bill

Those with pre-existing conditions will be able to keep their coverage without a price hike directly tied to the condition. "I have started reviewing the Senate bill, but a great deal more time and thought is required before we understand the changes completely".

Obamacare replacement bill to take center stage in Senate

Senate Republicans , the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 allows states to waive certain Obamacare insurance requirements and provides less-generous insurance subsidies than Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act or ACA.

Republicans release draft health care bill

Michael Bennet said in a statement . When Trump stupidly referred to the House bill as " mean ", he was nearly certainly referring to the provision in that measure that lets insurers charge higher premiums to those with preexisting conditions in states that have received a waiver from the federal government.

GOP senator is latest to oppose health bill

The study cites compelling evidence that providing access to health care improves a wide range of health outcomes, reduces deaths and is cost-effective compared to federal laws providing workplace safety and environmental protections. The estimate was released Friday by Arizona's Medicaid agency, which analyzed the effects of the legislation on the state health insurance program for low-income people.

Obama denounces 'fundamental meanness' of Senate GOP health care bill

Nonetheless, allies say if anyone can get the job done, it's McConnell. But I can't help feel that I and many of my aged friends who have scrimped to save part of our modest incomes - taking cheap vacations, eating "early-bird specials" at restaurants, and, generally, pinching our pennies - are being penalized for our prudence.

And You Thought Republicans' Health Care Bill Couldn't Get Worse

Former president Barack Obama posted a almost 1,000-word critique of the Senate health-care bill Thursday on Facebook , warning, "This bill will do you harm". "These are our neighbors", Mr. Sandoval said. Medical groups are beginning to weigh in on the Senate Republican health care bill , and they have problems with the proposal.

North Korea accuses U.S. of 'smear campaign' over student's death

A spokesman in Pyongyang was quoted by Reuters as saying the death was "a mystery ". Warmbier, 22, was arrested in January 2016 on charges of stealing a political poster from a hotel. "Although Warmbier was a criminal who committed a hostile act against the DPRK [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea], we accepted the repeated requests of the present USA administration and, in consideration of his bad health, sent him back home on humanitarian grounds", the spokesman said.

Montana Republican newest member of Congress

He won last month's race in Montana to fill the seat of Ryan Zinke , who was named secretary of the interior. "Congratulations, you are now a member of the 115th Congress ", House Speaker Paul Ryan said, as the members applauded. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) was sworn in to Congress as the newest official congressman. He has already filed for re-election in 2018. Gianforte told The Associated Press last week that he is keenly aware he will carry with him the distinction of being the ...

Student takes jab at school dress code with yearbook quote

Though articles of clothing that are typically worn by boys are also included in the dress code-namely muscle shirts, mesh shirts, and loose-fitting tank tops-DiPaolo says that boys often wear such items and face no punishment. 'I'm an AP student, in academic clubs, and on the tennis team-I'm not exactly a delinquent-but I've spent hours sitting in principal's offices because 40-year-old men were offended by my back showing, ' she added.

Hundreds attend funeral for student killed in North Korea

President Donald Trump has claimed his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping will help rein in North Korea, but the senseless death of Wambier, who died after being brought home, has stirred Trump's rhetoric. The Hamilton County Coroner's office did not perform an autopsy at the request of the Warmbier family. It demanded that South Korea return 12 restaurant workers who defected to the South a year ago.

Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

Trump defended his pick of economic adviser Gary Cohn, who was president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs from 2006 to 2017. "We want to get our people off of welfare and back to work", Trump said. He frequently criticized Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for accepting money from Goldman Sachs to deliver speeches. Police say 22-year-old Anne Seifert was arrested after an incident Wednesday evening, June 21st, near the U.S.

Ex-Sept. 11 worker gets drug case pardon, fights deportation

A few moments later, he made her wildest dreams come true. The governor granted a pardon to Cardona for his 1990 conviction of attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance as a 21-year-old in Queens. Cardona's efforts to remain in NY, alongside his wife and children, in the community which has served as his home for more than 30 years, and with access to life-saving healthcare not available in Colombia", said Macri.

Military heads want transgender enlistment hold — APNewsBreak

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. "Transgender troops have been serving openly and effectively for a year, as predicted by all of the research showing that inclusive policy for LGBT troops promotes readiness", Aaron Belkin, the director of the Palm Center, said in a statement .

Helicopters Pull Water from Big Bear Lake to Battle Holcomb Fire

Hundreds of firefighters were working tirelessly to make progress on the Holcomb Fire burning northeast of Big Bear Lake Thursday. Firefighters with USFS, the Bureau of Land Management, San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE and the Big Bear Fire Authority were all engaged in the firefight, which was led by the USFS Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team.

GOP senators oppose GOP health care plan

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a new healthcare bill that would kill much of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act - including the mandate that all Americans buy coverage and many government subsidies to help them pay for it.

Poche' sets LSU wins mark, knocks Florida State out of CWS

FSU began to chip away with a solo home run by first baseman Drew Mendoza in the bottom of the second. The Beavers shellacked LSU 13-1 last time the two teams met, but I can't imagine a similar result happening in the second time around.

North American Amateur Radio Field Day Event In Storm Lake Saturday

Using emergency power sources, ham operators will erect emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and backyards around the country. Deer Mountain Fire will host an open house from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m. Waupaca County ARES will attempt to contact as many other amateur radio stations as they can. Despite the development of very complex modern-day communications systems, or maybe because they are so complex, ham radio has been called into action many times to provide communications in ...

Some Dems Want Pelosi Out as House Minority Leader

Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together. It needs a party that actively seeks to reduce income inequality by changing education to focus on creating more 21st-century job skills and by making it easier for older workers to launch new careers instead of being left behind by technological change.

North Korea denies torturing US detainee Otto Warmbier

Doctors at the hospital said Warmbier had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause. Warmbier's parents say he became ill after he was imprisoned, and that the North Koreans claimed that he contracted botulism and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill.

Midlands cities see growth in house prices

In London, house prices showed a quarterly increase of 1.9%. The annual rate of growth across United Kingdom cities has risen to 4.7%, said the property business, while average prices have risen 3.5% in the last quarter. It said the key risks to growth are a "negative economic impact from the Brexit negotiations , or an upward shift in mortgage rates". Affordability and uncertainty are affecting demand, says Hometrack .

Spicer expected to address Senate health care plan

A handful of Republicans - more than Mr. McConnell can afford to lose - were quick to disparage the measure. They say the GOP plan would mean fewer people with coverage and higher costs for many. "They'd like to get certain changes". "We'll have to see". Mr McConnell is reportedly looking to schedule a vote on the bill sometime before the 4 July Congressional recess, which does not give much time to deliver what Mr Obama called "the kind of leadership that appeals to Americans across party ...

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession

The Chicago-based Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Dassey was convicted based on a faulty confession coerced out of the then 16-year-old, who has a low IQ and lacked proper representation. Dassey to re-litigate his guilty verdict and sentence". The video also shows what appears to be detectives guiding Dassey to the answers they wanted.

Wisconsin AG asks court to review Dassey ruling

He was interrogated without a parent or lawyer present and in Thursday's 2-1 ruling, judges wrote that the "fact-feeding, the false promises, the manipulation of Dassey's desire to please, the physical, fatherly assurances" led to a confession that should not be considered voluntary.

Indiana Democrats, Republicans React To Senate Health Bill

If the Better Care Act passes in the Senate, there seems to be little to stop it from also being approved by the House and sent to President Trump to be signed. U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine said the Senate Republicans kept the health care bill completely secret from the American people. On the other hand, GOP Sens.

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree

An honorary degree is bestowed on individuals whom the university deems to be impressive and worthy. At least 25 other schools across the country have similarly revoked honorary degrees and awards given to Cosby since almost 60 women accused him of drugging and raping them.

Doctor: Congressman Scalise hit by single rifle wound, remains critical condition

Since then, the lawmaker has undergone multiple surgeries and procedures to stop the bleeding and fix bone. Sava didn't address what organs were damaged. Trump also adds, as he's said previously, that Scalise is "having a hard time, far worse than anybody thought" following the shooting Wednesday. Scalise continues to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington.

Health Bill Includes Opioid Funding, but May Not Satisfy Some GOP Senators

ABC News also reported that as the GOP bill was being released Thursday morning there was a "large protest gathered outside McConnell's office, with people in wheelchairs staging a 'die-in, ' and protesters chanting that no changes be made to Medicaid ".

Protesters greet GOP health care bill

Perhaps the most sweeping change, however, is that the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled, and goes even further. Obama was more than skeptical. Just as in the House bill, the Senate legislation would eliminate two taxes that Obamacare levied on the wealthy to help pay for the law.

White House Staffers Are Reportedly Freaking Out Over Robert Mueller's Possible Firing

Schiff says that if Trump fires Mueller, Congress might name its own independent counsel to investigate the case. Mueller, who was appointed to oversee the investigation last month, was roundly praised by Democrats and Republicans as the right person for the job, but Trump was not pleased.

Gov. Kay Ivey, officials say threat not over from tropical depression

As Tropical Storm Cindy is heading toward the Gulf Coast states, millions of people are bracing for heavy rain and potential flash flooding. Storm Cindy could bring up to 15 inches (38cm) of rain to southern parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Western Florida today .

Cindy expected to drench Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia

A man shields himself from the rain while riding his bicycle on the intersection of St. Emmanuel and Leeland streets Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Houston as Tropical Storm Cindy hit Southeast Texas and th. Meanwhile, temperatures will remain in the mid-to-low 80s through the weekend, and move into the low 80s with less humidity as we move into next week.

Otto Warmbier: Family declines autopsy for U.S. student held by North Korea

An estimated 2,500 mourners gathered Thursday to remember Otto Warmbier , the American college student who died this week after being held for almost a year-and-a-half in a North Korean prison. He died Monday at a Cincinnati hospital. In the regime's hour-long trial of Warmbier, they accused him of planning to trade the poster to Friendship United Methodist Church in Wyoming, Ohio , in exchange for a used auto.

Senate Republicans Need to Work on Selling Their Healthcare Bill to Voters

However, the credits would require people to purchase a less comprehensive plan, and would not be available to as many low-income people, according to published reports . "From what I understand , their bill tracks in many ways along the lines of the House bill". If passed, the bill would overturn one of Obama's main domestic policies, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare .

Obama: 'Fundamental Meanness At The Core' Of GOP Health Care Bills

He and others said the measure would make health insurance more affordable and eliminate Obama coverage requirements that some people find onerous. "The president said the House bill was mean ", said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.