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National Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election
Author: 0 Russian hackers targeted 21 states in election

Homeland Security officials said Russians appeared to target voter registration data. A US official told Time that Russia's penetration of voting systems allowed hackers to access voter information and alter voter rolls. "It is not for me to know to what extent the Russian hacks influenced public opinion and thereby influence the outcome of the election", he said .

Author: 0 Cindy Brings Flood Of Trouble To Gulf Coast

As per AccuWeather's report, the storm is now heading toward the north-northwest and according to their hurricane expert, Dan Kottlowski, the storm's center will likely make a landfall near the border of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday morning.

National Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses
Author: 0 Angry Democrats turn against leaders after House election losses

In fact, she said she's "worth the trouble". "What will more than US$ 30 million (S$42 million) get you?" Gray admits that it is admirable to see the Republican party sending more women to Congress , but quoted writer Jennifer Wright who argued in Harper's Bazaar, "Feminism doesn't mean liking every stupid woman you meet...

National Tropical storm Cindy heads inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama
Author: 0 Tropical storm Cindy heads inland in Louisiana; one dead in Alabama

Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states as Tropical Storm Cindy approaches. In the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory, it warned that the heavy rainfall could cause "life-threatening flash flooding" in parts of southeastern Louisiana and MS, southern Alabama , and the western Florida Panhandle if it goes on through Thursday evening.

Author: 0 Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill — CHART

All four senators agree that they can not support the bill in its current form. The program would also no longer be an open-ended entitlement. "I recognize that repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has become a core tenet of the Republican Party ", Obama wrote .

Author: 0 Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

The White House did not respond to a request for comment on the latest lawsuit . Following Tuesday's meeting with execs, which was centered around the government's technological infrastructure, Thursday's meeting on "American Leadership in Emerging Technology" was focused more on what the government could do to bolster private sector growth.

National Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI
Author: 0 Shooter Had List With the Names of 6 Congresspeople, Says FBI

U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise remains hospitalized in serious condition but he's been talking and texting with family and coworkers as he recovers. Startup Visa: In its final days, the Obama administration signed off on the International Entrepreneur Rule, which was meant to give entrepreneurs who aren't eligible for other types of visas and who meet certain requirements to stay in the US for 2.5 years to get their companies off the ground.

National Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul
Author: 0 Senate health care bill is ObamaCare-plus, says Sen. Rand Paul

In both bills, the spending cuts made by Medicaid and other programs would go to fund a substantial tax cut for the health care industry and the rich. PEARSON: The protections around preexisting conditions are still in place in the Senate bill, but the waiver authority gives states options that could include limiting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions .

Author: 0 'I did not make, and do not have' Comey tapes

President Donald Trump says he always told a "straight story" about whether he recorded his private conversations with his fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey . He added that he took the step he thought it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel. The statement ended speculation about whether the President recorded conversations in the Oval Office.

Author: 0 Wondering about Tropical Storm Cindy's impact on North Texas?

Meanwhile, residents are bracing for winds and heavy downpours as the first named storm of the season made landfall early this morning . Tropical Depression Cindy crept northward across Louisiana toward Arkansas after churning ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday, weakening steadily but still spreading heavy rain and thunderstorms over hundreds of miles of territory from east Texas through a broad swath of the Southeast.

Author: 0 Climate change split with United States still wide: G-7

Instead, the USA was mentioned in a footnote touting its goals of a "strong" economy and "healthy" environment, and which implied it had already met climate goals. While voicing dismay at the USA position, which was expected, environmental groups and concerned countries voiced optimism that the remaining six nations reaffirmed the Paris process and that the US withdrawal had led to a groundswell of support elsewhere for the accord.

National Memorial for slain Muslim teen girl is torched
Author: 0 Memorial for slain Muslim teen girl is torched

The chief wants anyone with evidence that Hassanen's killing was motivated by hate to come forward. A metal baseball bat was found near the body. Detectives said he then drove her to another location and assaulted her again. Justice Department. Tawny Wright, a spokeswoman for the FCPD, said investigators continue to pour over the details and conduct interviews. They reported that he got out of his vehicle and began chasing them with a baseball bat, striking Hassanen.

Author: 0 After 42 Years, Yellowstone Grizzly Will Be Taken Off Endangered Species List

Grizzly bears in the lower 48 have been listed as threatened since 1975, when there were as few as 136 bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem. "The Service is derailing the recovery of this iconic species by prematurely stripping the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem grizzly bears of federal protections".

National McMaster promises 'whatever it takes' on Myrtle Beach crime
Author: 0 McMaster promises 'whatever it takes' on Myrtle Beach crime

Gov. Henry McMaster pledged Thursday the state would offer as many resources as needed as Myrtle Beach works to fix its safety and reputation after a string of shootings. In a press conference that followed, McMaster said "all" the state's resources will be available to Myrtle Beach. It's a plan of action much like the one they put together in 2014 when Governor Nikki Haley came to address violence during Memorial Day weekend.

National Ex-Milwaukee Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting
Author: 0 Ex-Milwaukee Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting

Prosecutors argued that Smith was defenseless, and Heaggan-Brown fired "in point-blank range". After two days of deliberations, jurors found ex-officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in the death of Smith .

Author: 0 Gergen: Special election victories show Trump could beat Dems in 2020

After sending out several tweets on the matter once the news broke of a Republican victory, # Donald Trump returned to social media to bash the Democrats the following morning. "What they ran on locally was they talked about healthcare". It's already negatively affecting the "resistance's" morale and could hurt recruiting.

Author: 0 Rand Paul: 'Looks Like We're Keeping ObamaCare, Not Repealing It'

Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a statement Thursday saying that the bill targets NY and threatens to slash an additional $2.3 billion in Medicaid funding, leading to cuts to hospitals, nursing homes, and home care providers. The bill would restructure Medicaid , narrow the program's eligibility and likely decrease its funding. "The stark reality remains that if we do nothing, Obamacare will fail, and Americans will suffer", Republican Johnny Isakson said in a statement .

National CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 CHART: Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Lee wrote , "It does not appear this draft as written will accomplish the most important promise that we made to Americans: to repeal Obamacare and lower their healthcare costs". "This morning, the Senate released the discussion draft of its health care bill ", Sanders said. The tax was part of Obama's health law, and it has always been unpopular among Republicans, as well as business groups and labor.

National Muggy and unsettled with showers and a t-storm today
Author: 0 Muggy and unsettled with showers and a t-storm today

Cindy has now become a tropical depression and is continuing to weaken as it makes its way further inland. The better chance for showers and storms is in the afternoon and evening. A ridge of high pressure takes over briefly for Thursday with mostly sunny skies and a warm afternoon temperature around 80 degrees. Temperatures will be near normal or slightly below normal.

Author: 0 Florida Voices React to Senate Proposal to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

Mr McConnell has only a thin margin of error: The bill would fail if just three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Democrats gathered on the Senate floor and defended Obama's 2010 overhaul. Some from states that have expanded the program have battled to prolong the phase-out, while conservative Republicans have sought to halt the funds quickly.

Author: 0 Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

Although he qualified his comments by admitting that off-year elections might not be the best indicators of regularly scheduled elections, Gergen said that the Republican victories should be a "wake-up call" for those wanting to oust Donald Trump in 2020.

National Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting
Author: 0 Gunman made no threats to Congress before Virginia shooting

According to Timothy Slater , who is the special agent in charge of the investigation by the #FBI, a piece of paper with the names of six lawmakers was found on Hodgkinson by investigators. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) was one of four shooting victims, and his right-hand vote counter, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), has temporarily taken over for his friend in the House.

Author: 0 Pelicans get Jackson from Charlotte in draft deal

A person familiar with the situations says the New Orleans Pelicans have made a draft night trade to acquired former Duke guard Frank Jackson from the Charlotte Hornets. "It's unreal", Jackson said. Jackson, one of 20 players to accept invitations to sit in the green room of Barclays Center, site of the draft in Brooklyn, N.Y., became the 17th Jayhawk and 11th in the Bill Self era to be chosen in the lottery (top 14 picks).

National Digital Underground's Shock G Busted For Drugs In Wisconsin
Author: 0 Digital Underground's Shock G Busted For Drugs In Wisconsin

A police official told the TV station that Jacobs spent a couple of hours in jail before posting a $100 cash bond and released. He said Jacobs was driving the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle was the lone passenger. The group gained national fame for the song " The Humpty Dance ", which was released in 1990. There's now no word on how many drugs were found in Jacobs' possession.

Author: 0 Senate GOP Release Bill to Dismantle Obama Health Care Law

He went on to argue that the bill would be detrimental to the middle and working classes, and that it would harm Planned Parenthood . The bill would fail if three of the Senate's 52 GOP senators oppose it. Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the US, or more than 70 million people.

Author: 0 Otto Warmbier's Girlfriend Speaks Out On The Death Of Her 'Soulmate'

He had traveled to North Korea with Young Pioneer Tours and was arrested January 2, 2016, the final day of his five-day tour. A funeral will be held Thursday at Warmbier's alma mater, Wyoming High School in Ohio. Lakshmi Sammarco's office released a statement saying Otto Warmbier's family objected to an autopsy so only an external exam of his body was done.

National Census: Every Ethnic Group Growing, Whites At Slowest Rate
Author: 0 Census: Every Ethnic Group Growing, Whites At Slowest Rate

The nation's median age is 37.9 years old, more than two years more than the median age in 2000, according to the new Census Bureau report released on Wednesday night. The highest median age (44.6 years) is represented in ME, while the lowest (30.8 years) is seen in Utah. Asians make up a small share of the state's population - nearly 5 percent - but the Asian community in Texas is growing rapidly.

National Missouri AG files suit against three opioid manufacturers
Author: 0 Missouri AG files suit against three opioid manufacturers

The companies targeted in the civil suit are Endo Pharmaceuticals, Purdue Pharma, which manufactures OxyContin, and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Missouri has become the third state in the United States to do so, along with MS and Ohio. Approximately 500 Missourians died of non-heroin, opioid overdoses in 2015, according to the lawsuit.

National Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
Author: 0 Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Warren insisted that Senate Republicans , in drafting the bill , had been "dreaming up even meaner ways to kick dirt in the face of the American people". "Currently, for a variety of reasons, we are not ready to vote for this bill , but we are open to negotiation and obtaining more information before it is brought to the floor", Cruz said in a joint statement with U.S.

National Spicer: Publicity-Hungry Reporters Want to 'Become YouTube Stars'
Author: 0 Spicer: Publicity-Hungry Reporters Want to 'Become YouTube Stars'

A senior administration official and three people familiar with the potential changes said Monday that Spicer has discussed taking a more senior communications role at the White House. "If he doesn't regret this, he should", said the Republican associate, who spoke to Trump this week. However, Ingraham is not expected to take the press secretary position.

Author: 0 Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, said in a conference call with reporters that the bill "will do more harm, to more Americans, than any other legislation in our nation's modern history". "It's going to very good", Trump said at the White House "A little negotiation but it's going to be very good". Senate Republicans released only a draft of their bill, with no analysis and no cost estimates.

Author: 0 Obama Slams The New Health Care Bill & The Republicans Who Wrote It

The bill has not yet been scored by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office on its possible effects. The demonstrators filled the hallway outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky. That requirement would be fully reversed by the Senate bill . The CBO found the House's health care bill would lead to 23 million more Americans being uninsured by 2026 than under the current law.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill would overhaul Obama law

The closed-door meetings during which the Senate bill was crafted angered Democrats and some Republicans . The Senate bill , released Thursday, proposes to roll back Medicaid expansion in an attempt to replace Obamacare . In fact, the Senate plan follows the House lead in completely changing how the government pays for health care for the poor and disabled . Beginning in 2020, the Senate measure would also limit the federal funds states get each year for Medicaid .

Author: 0 Who Wins, Who Loses With Senate Health Care Bill

Medicaid , the health insurance program for low-income families and elderly or disabled Americans, as well as many children with special needs, covers one in five in the US, or more than 70 million people. Senate Republicans released a 142-page draft of its long-awaited healthcare reform bill Thursday, following weeks of secretive deliberations within the GOP which allowed no Senate hearings and no Democratic amendments.

Author: 0 Three UK players enter the National Basketball Association draft

Oklahoma City, Brooklyn, Toronto, Utah, Orlando , Portland, Brooklyn, Lakers, San Antonio and Utah round out the first round from 21st to 30th. On Wednesday, a day before the NBA Draft , the network announced that it will, as usual , allow Marc Stein, Chad Ford and company to tip picks to their hearts desire.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

McConnell is hoping to push the measure through the Senate next week. He said he attended an hour-plus briefing going over the draft Thursday morning to review the highlights and that his staff is going through the bill , but he hasn't read the 142-page document yet.

Author: 0 Murkowski: Health care changes must be 'done right'

The bill would phase out the extra money Obama's law provides to states that have expanded coverage under the federal-state Medicaid program for low-income people. "It's going to be very good", President Donald Trump told reporters. Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) say they "are not ready" to vote for the bill.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to tackle major gerrymandering case

Ron Kind (D-Wis.) in a statement . He said: "I am thrilled the Supreme Court has granted our request to review the redistricting decision and that Wisconsin will have an opportunity to defend its redistricting process". The justices have never struck down a state's electoral map because it was unfairly partisan , though they have outlawed gerrymandering along racial lines.

Author: 0 Escaped Georgia prison inmates recaptured in Tennessee

Swing said Row and DuBose ate a beef stew the woman had prepared, took the man's boots and clothing, and some jewelry. A chase ensued, the fugitives wrecked the stolen Jeep and fled into the woods. They left the home around 5 p.m. "The homeowner did come out, he requested a neighbor who lived just over the way from him to come over and assist and together they did secure these two suspects until the Rutherford County Sheriffs were able to come and apprehend them", said THP Lieutenant Bill ...

National Austin kids take part in 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'
Author: 0 Austin kids take part in 'World's Largest Swimming Lesson'

Park officials are inviting kids out for a free lesson. Thousands participated in the world's largest swimming lesson Thursday, which took place at Lions Water Adventure in Kinston. "I can use the back float to relax and stay above the water". Both children said they were excited to get in the water and learn how to do more tricks like diving and flips.

National 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison
Author: 0 'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison

Edgar Maddison Welch was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Washington . Alefantis said, "I do hope that one day, in a more thoughtful world, everyone of us will remember this day as an aberration...when the world went mad, and fake news was real".

Author: 0 Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

Traffic fatalities are not surging in states where weed is now legal, and the rate of traffic deaths dropped in most states after legalizing medical marijuana. Now new data may bolster arguments against legalization. They further reported , "W$3 e also found no association between recreational marijuana legalization and total crash rates when analyzing available state-reported nonfatal crash statistics".

Author: 0 Obamacare replacement bill runs into Republican trouble

The 142-page proposal, worked out by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with other Republican leaders in secret, would repeal the 3.8 percent net investment income tax on high-income Americans, which helps pay for Obamacare. If the final legislation is good for OH, I will support it. "Remember, ObamaCare is dead". He added, "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm".