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Author: 0 China, US agree on more cooperation during security talks

Earlier this month, two Chinese citizens were killed by Islamic State militants after being kidnapped in southwestern Pakistan. Both cases triggered grave concern from Beijing. -China Initiative told VOA. China could be expected to further toughen its sanctions against Kim Jong-un's regime, following its decision in April to halt its coal imports - one of North Korea's major sources of income.

National Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it
Author: 0 Five GOP senators now oppose health bill, enough to sink it

Heller said that to win his vote, GOP leaders would have to "protect Medicaid expansion states" from the bill's current cuts. Sens. Dean Heller of Nevada, facing a competitive 2018 re-election battle, Rob Portman of OH and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia expressed concerns about the bill's cuts to Medicaid and drug addiction efforts.

National Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US
Author: 0 Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

The US defence department has denied any participation in or knowledge of human rights abuses. The AP report said USA forces have been involved in interrogations of detainees, citing senior American defense officials. According to HRW and AP, Yemeni officials and others have accused the UAE of moving some detainees out of Yemen to a remote Emirati base in Eritrea.

Author: 0 Colorado to take $15 billion hit under Senate health care bill

That means that, last year, the average family paid $9,996 for coverage alone, and, if they met their deductible, a total of just under $18,000. Sandoval said the Senate bill "is something that needs to change". It created a new, 3.8 percent tax on investment income in households making at least $250,000 a year or for single people earning at least $200,000. And so while it is true that they say people with pre-existing conditions can get coverage, what's the point of having a cancer ...

National Flash Flood Watch into early Saturday morning
Author: 0 Flash Flood Watch into early Saturday morning

Additional rainfall amounts of 1.5 to 2.5 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Remember, on average, floods kill more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather. The National Weather Service said an EF-2 twister with winds up to 120 miles per hour (190 kph) struck just outside Birmingham on Thursday.

Author: 0 Senate Health Bill: Dayton Disabilities Advocates Raise Alarms Over Medicaid Cuts

Forty-six percent of registered voters in a Morning Consult poll conducted last month said congressional Republicans should leave the Medicaid expansion alone in their efforts to overhaul the nation's health care system. It was a stunning indictment of his own party's crucial legislation from Heller, who also said that it was a "lie" that the bill would lower insurance premiums.

National Government health insurance markets holding up, barely
Author: 0 Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

The pseudo deadline represents a barometer for the health of the market. Other countries utilize a variety of payment methods (single-payer, mixed public-private coverage, national health service - but all provide universal insurance). Many of them are already operating on very thin margins. The net effect of these features of the AHCA, if it passes, would be over 20 million Americans losing health insurance, and an overall increase in insurance premiums, particularly among the poor and ...

National Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment
Author: 0 Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot car as punishment

Randolph initially said she was inside her home folding laundry and watching TV while her kids played in an enclosed back porch that was visible from the living room. She said approximately 20 to 30 minutes had passed when she realized she had not heard the children. She said the two children got in the auto on their own and locked themselves in.

National Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority
Author: 0 Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority

Vote for collectivism and social justice, he told his young and naïve followers; when I lose, I can buy an expensive sports auto and a second home in Vermont while you dopes are driving tin cans or old cars with the "Feel the burn" and "Coexist" bumper stickers on and lay your head down on your parents' couch in the basement after a hard day's work as baristas at Starbucks.

Author: 0 Republican wins Georgia poll in blow to anti-Trump effort

The Carolina outcome was closer than in Georgia but drew little national attention. Former Georgia secretary of state Karen Handel on Tuesday defeated political newcomer Democrat Jon Ossoff, 52 percent to 48 percent. Debbie Dingell of MI. Asked if Democrats can win in 2018 while GOP groups run attack ads featuring Pelosi, Ryan said "it's going to make things a heck of a lot harder".

National Attack on Republican lawmakers had no connection to terrorism
Author: 0 Attack on Republican lawmakers had no connection to terrorism

Hodgkinson started firing his rifle at a group of Republican politicians who were practicing for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. We've learned more today about the man who shot and almost killed Republican Congressman Steve Scalise at a baseball field in Virginia last week.

Author: 0 Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

President Donald Trump has declared that he never made and doesn't have recordings of his private conversations with ousted former FBI Director James Comey . The room grew quiet as Biden became emotional, and said: "I'm sorry". President Trump would have known that his bullying bluff would fail if he understood how principled people like Comey work.

National Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill
Author: 0 Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

If there are no Democrats in the senate who vote for the bill, only two dissenting members of the GOP are needed to kill this bill. Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning.

Author: 0 Storm Cindy continues to cause destruction

The storm put millions under high alert of "life-threatening flash flooding" since Tuesday and already has claimed at least one life. A storm could cause a surge of up to three feet in isolated areas from southeastern Louisiana to the western Florida Panhandle and possibly spawn tornadoes from the lower MS and Tennessee Valley regions to the central Gulf Coast.

Author: 0 Republicans reveal bill to replace Obamacare

The Senate bill will begin to rollback Medicaid expansion in 2021 and allow states to opt for waivers for essential health benefits . The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association represents plans that are the backbone of HealthCare.gov and state health insurance markets created under former President Barack Obama's law.

National Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
Author: 0 Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million

Brown's parents Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden filed a wrongful death suit after that ruling, suing the city, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Wilson in 2015. Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing, but the shooting led to sometimes violent unrest in Ferguson , a St. Louis suburb. Ferguson , Jackson and Wilson denied the claims in court documents.

National Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of intensive care unit
Author: 0 Rep. Steve Scalise moved out of intensive care unit

Hodgkinson frequently ranted on social media, espousing "anti-Republican views", Slater said , but he never made any threats to members of Congress or to the Congressional Baseball Game. The investigation lends a rough timeline of movements and activities of the gunman, James "Tom" Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, before the shooting happened.

Author: 0 Yanez Attorney: Castile 'Would Be Alive Today' If He'd Followed Police Orders

Newly released dashcam footage shows what happened in the moments before Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last summer. Prosecutors were skeptical, asking if he even saw a weapon in the first place, or simply assumed Castile was reaching for it. After an ambulance arrives, Yanez can be heard off camera, breathing heavily as he says, "He had his grip a lot wider than a wallet, and I don't know where the gun was".

Author: 0 Southeast Arkansas Sees Heavy Rain As Cindy Passes Through

Moderate to heavy rain fell hundreds of miles away, throughout much of the Southeast and as far north as southern IL and Indiana. Now that Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall, she's expected to lose a lot of her "oomph". They say swimmers ignored double red flag warnings for risky conditions and high surf. "We haven't heard of water getting into homes", Buller said.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans just lost a key vote on their healthcare bill

Three of them said they anxious it does not go far enough in repealing the ACA , known as Obamacare. Sen. James Lankford (R, Okla.) said, "Put me down as a solid 'undecided'". "The guaranteed protections and care that you have today are weakened and now, politicians in Madison will decide whether you keep the care you have, or whether it is taken away".

National Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 Fifth Republican Senator Comes Out Against Senate Health Care Bill

The bill also scales back federal funding for Medicaid - which is more than half the spending for the program at the state level. More hard-line members of the party, including Ron Johnson , Mike Lee , Ted Cruz , and Rand Paul , have said the legislation doesn't go far enough in its sweeping cuts to Medicaid , insurance subsidies, and taxes on the rich.

National Scalise's Shooter Appears to Have Acted Alone, FBI Says
Author: 0 Scalise's Shooter Appears to Have Acted Alone, FBI Says

Steve Scalise getting shot during baseball practice on June 14 should not excuse his so-called "hateful" conservative political views. Hodgkinson obtained the weapons used in the shooting legally, purchasing the rifle in 2003 and the handgun in 2016 from licensed firearms dealers.

National Nancy Pelosi is beside the point
Author: 0 Nancy Pelosi is beside the point

In the closely watched Georgia 6th District race, Democrat Jon Ossoff lost despite $30 million spent to back his bid against Republican Karen Handel . Said the 77-year-old California lawmaker: "I feel very confident of the support that I have in my caucus". Those thoughts - expressed this morning in a tweet from the president - aren't an endorsement of Pelosi, however.

Author: 0 Judge, Yankees blast Orioles, 16-3

The home run off reliever Bud Norris was Judge's major-league-leading 22nd of the season, but it didn't have to happen. Manager Mike Scioscia could have instructed Norris to walk Judge intentionally, setting up the possibility of a double play with Matt Holliday the next batter.

Author: 0 GOP VA Governor's Primary Comes Down to the Wire, Gillespie Edging Stewart

Gov. Ralph Northam over a liberal insurgent who sought to portray his candidacy as the tip of the spear of the anti-Trump resistance. The governor's race in Virginia , a swing state where a recent Washington Post and George Mason University poll showed 59 percent of voters disapprove of Trump's performance, is shaping up as a pivotal battleground with national implications.

Author: 0 Northam with sizable lead on Gillespie in Virginia governor race

Northam added: "There are families in Virginia who are wondering whether they will have health insurance next year - they deserve to know whether Ed Gillespie is Donald Trump's silent partner in making their coverage cost more and cover less".

National Cindy expected to weaken after landfall; rain still expected
Author: 0 Cindy expected to weaken after landfall; rain still expected

Additional rainfall amounts of 2 to 8 inches over southern MS, southern and central Alabama and western Florida Panhandle are expected through Friday morning as well. "Please do all you can to prepare for the worst while praying for the best". People in the southern USA have been warned to avoid rafts of potentially deadly fire ants in floodwaters after a tropical storm swept in.

National Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial
Author: 0 Jury deadlocks in Ohio cop's murder retrial

Tensing asked several times to see Dubose's driver's license, Cincinnati police said. It was the second attempt to convict him. In November , a judge declared a mistrial in the initial proceeding after the jury deadlocked. Another mistrial was declared today for a former OH police officer who went on trial twice in connection with a deadly traffic stop shooting two years ago.

Author: 0 Steph Curry not in favor of visiting Trump. What social media thinks

You could tell he was a bit uncomfortable with the level of worship, but it didn't stop him from enjoying himself. a lot. Steph was clearly having a good time at the parade, at one point running through the crowd for high fives with fans who had lined up to cheer on their team .

National Appeals Court Throws Out 'Making a Murderer' Confession
Author: 0 Appeals Court Throws Out 'Making a Murderer' Confession

On June 22 of this year, a three-judge panel from Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 to uphold last year's ruling of overturning Dassey's sentence. He then censured the Wisconsin state court which recognized Dassey's confession and handed down the life sentence, saying, " we can have no confidence that it considered the totality of the circumstances at all ".

Author: 0 Health Care gains in danger!!

Appealing to Congress and the USA people, Mr Obama said the 142-page plan had a "fundamental meanness" at its core and was "not a healthcare bill ". Shortly after the 142-page bill was distributed, more than a half-dozen GOP lawmakers signaled concerns or initial opposition. However, these four conservatives expressed their willingness to support changes with Paul explicitly stating he was "open to negotiations".

Author: 0 Potential picks gear up for 1st round of National Basketball Association draft

Both have met with the New York Knicks , who scored well two years ago when they went overseas with their pick of Latvian Kristaps Porzingis - to whom Markkanen has been compared as a 7-footer with perimeter shooting skills. It just depends on how much they are willing to sacrifice for George. The Suns took Josh Jackson of Kansas, the Sacramento Kings took Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox at No.

National Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Rain and Possible Flooding
Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy Brings Rain and Possible Flooding

Tropical Depression Cindy may be on the way out, but that doesn't mean our heavy rain potential is over. None of the injuries were life-threatening, said Nick Dyer, police chief in Fairfield, where the tornado hit. Some roads were covered with water in the seafood village of Bayou La Batre, but Becca Caldemeyer still managed to get to her bait shop open at the city dock.

Author: 0 Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states

It would repeal the ACA's individual mandate to purchase health insurance , make deep cuts to Medicaid and withhold federal funding to Planned Parenthood for a year. The Congressional Budget Office will release its analysis of the bill next week. The Bill was more moderate than an original version passed by the House of Representatives in May, stopping short of Trump's pledge to dismantle his predecessor's healthcare system and instead maintaining some of its basic ...

Author: 0 Maryland, DC attorneys general plan lawsuit against president

According to them, Trump repeatedly and continues to violate the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses through payments obtained from leases of Trump properties held by foreign-government entities, hotel accommodations, restaurant purchases, use of venues for events, and purchases of other goods and services by foreign governments and diplomats at hotels, restaurants, and other domestic and global properties licensed, owned, or operated by the President.

Author: 0 13 ways the Senate GOP health-care plan could impact MI

After almost eight years in a dark closet, the Republican Senate's version of a health care bill has finally seen the light of day. "This is a awful bill", Minnesota Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.), issued a joint statement in opposition to the measure, conceding that while there are some improvements in the bill it does not go far enough to provide comprehensive reform.

Author: 0 North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath' amid soaring tensions over Warmbier death

State Department officials at the funeral included Joseph Yun, the State Department's special representative for North Korea, and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, ABC News reported . "If we could get more trips going over there, I think anything is possible", Volo said. Senior U.S. officials said they hope the diplomatic and security dialogue, a channel similar to those employed by previous administrations, will be useful for "increasing mutual trust" between the U.S.

National Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?
Author: 0 Where is this wave of anti-Trump backlash we were promised?

But it's the kind of district Democrats need to win to take back the House. Still, despite the example of Isakson, who now is one of the most beloved figures in Georgia politics and fittingly contributed an endorsement broadcast on Atlanta's airwaves in recent weeks, surely there were moments when Handel thought this day, this victory, would never come for her? That is one of many reasons he thinks Jon Ossoff lost in Georgia Tuesday.

Author: 0 Pelosi confident of her caucus' support

Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday, though he stopped short of explicitly calling for Pelosi's ouster. "We better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realize that the problem is us". "I don't know that it's possible at this point to change our party leadership", Moulton said. And according to Welker, the Democratic leader was not talking about the dissent within the ranks.

National Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'
Author: 0 Trump reaches out to lawmakers on healthcare as another says 'no'

Sen. Susan Collins of ME reiterated her opposition to language blocking federal money for Planned Parenthood, which many Republicans oppose because it provides abortions. The Senate bill would also cut all taxes related to the Affordable Care Act, including mandates that everyone have health insurance and that employers with more than 50 workers provide health coverage for their workers.

Author: 0 Sketches of White House press briefing released

While some voices at conservative media outlets have criticised the sketch session, CNN is arguing that it "did serve a journalistic objective, in the same way that courtroom sketches do". but make no mistake; by isolating themselves from the media, the White House is isolating itself from the American public as well. Press secretaries for Democratic and Republican presidents have held on-camera briefings on a regular basis for the past quarter century.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Thursday night, he tweeted his support for the Senate GOP draft bill released earlier in the day as the vehicle to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act . President Trump has urged lawmakers to pass the overhaul, which features billions of dollars in cuts to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor, disabled and nursing home residents, and dramatic tax cuts for wealthy Americans.

Author: 0 Arizonans Share Perspectives On New Senate Health Bill

If they get sick down the road, they could just start buying insurance then. The U.S. House of Representatives' version of the Obamcare repeal bill includes a provision in which customers must maintain coverage or pay more , but Democrats argued that conflicted with Republican President Donald Trump's promise to keep the guaranteed insurance provision of Obamacare .

Author: 0 The Slants win Supreme Court case over disparaging trademarks

He added that the disparagement clause in the law "offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend". A U.S. District Court judge upheld that ruling in 2015. Those four justices agreed with the overall conclusion of the court but don't sign on to some parts of the analysis, arguing instead that the constitutional ban on "viewpoint discrimination" renders some of the majority's analysis unnecessary.

Author: 0 Senate health care bill includes deep cuts to Medicaid

The program now helps low-income adults, their children, people with disabilities, pregnant women and the elderly in nursing homes. They are doing this even though this bill affects one-sixth of our economy. "That's not going to happen with us". Nevada Senator Dean Heller announced he will not vote for the American Health Care Act as it is now written, making him the fifth GOP senator to say they won't vote for the bill since it was released Thursday morning.

Author: 0 Trump adviser who advocated violence visits White House

On Sunday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued the Trump administration's fight against transparency by holding a meeting with reporters who were forced to refrain from recording any of what was said. "I don't know why we covered that gaggle today, quite honestly Brooke, if they cant' give us the answers to the questions on camera or where we can record the audio", Mr Acosta said.