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National Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill
Author: 0 Ryan has faith McConnell can save health bill

The highly anticipated CBO report comes ahead of an effort by Senate Republican leaders to push the bill toward a vote, perhaps as early as this week, before the July 4 recess. That infuriated McConnell, who called White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to label the attacks "beyond stupid". "We're getting very close", Trump told the senators.

National George Lucas Museum Plans Approved By LA City Council
Author: 0 George Lucas Museum Plans Approved By LA City Council

Los Angeles beat out a competing proposal to host the museum from San Francisco; an earlier proposal to build the museum in Chicago foundered after negotiations between Lucas' team and the city broke down. "That's where I learned movies", Lucas told the City Council. That's where I learned my craft. Lucas said he hopes the museum will serve as inspiration to people of all ages, but especially to children, encouraging them to create a better world.

National Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities
Author: 0 Mayors to Trump: immigration orders meddle with cities

Conference of Mayors. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock says Denver will continue to follow environmental guidelines set forth by the Paris climate accord despite the president's move to withdraw the United States from the worldwide agreement.

Author: 0 Senate proposes new Russian Federation sanctions as punishment for meddling in election

In a almost unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved new sanctions against Iran and Russian Federation that also limit President Donald Trump's administration from weakening existing sanctions against Moscow. presidential election. "We've been interacting with the state department and, again, we'll see what happens", he told reporters. The leaders of the Senate Banking and Foreign Relations committees announced late Monday that they'd reached an agreement on the sanctions ...

Author: 0 Republican senators scramble to save health-care bill

Facing resistance from their own party, Senate Republican leaders said Tuesday they would postpone a vote on their healthcare bill until after the July 4th recess. However, the Senate bill would maintain much of Obamacare's subsidy structure to help people pay for individual coverage, but make it less generous, particularly for older enrollees.

Author: 0 Federer crushes Zverev to clinch ninth Halle title

Rising star Zverev - who had also won three finals out of three in 2017 coming into this encounter - kept pace with his illustrious rival at the start of set two, raising hopes of an increasingly competitive contest. "Roger is the best player of all time on grass, it will be a very hard match", Zverev said, as quoted on Yahoo . Second round: Federer bt Mischa Zverev 7-6 (4), 6-4.

National MESA Memo on Impact of US Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban
Author: 0 MESA Memo on Impact of US Supreme Court Decision on Travel Ban

But the Supreme Court said the government could enforce its measure against "foreign nationals unconnected to the United States " without causing injury to the parties who filed suit. Heather Nauert, a State Department spokesperson, said in a press briefing Tuesday that lawyers for the Justice Department are in the process of determining what qualifies as a bona fide relationship.

Author: 0 Erdogan rejects Arab states' demands

Al Jazeera , Qatar's news outlet, reported Qatar's Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said "Doah would not negotiate with its neighbors to resolve the dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel restrictions". Erdogan said Turkey had also offered to establish a military base in Saudi Arabia , but never received a clear answer. The State Department and Pentagon have reiterated that they would like a quick end to the standoff; the biggest USA military base in ...

National Supreme Court order may cause travel chaos
Author: 0 Supreme Court order may cause travel chaos

Trump's temporary halt on the United States refugee programme will also be allowed to go partially into effect, but refugees with connections to relatives in the U.S. President Donald Trump's cap of 50,000 refugees allowed into the US for 2017 is likely to be hit within the next week or so, Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters Tuesday.

National Kasich: US Senate needs to fix health care bill
Author: 0 Kasich: US Senate needs to fix health care bill

Everything we're talking about now -- getting people healthy, giving them health care -- is created to get them to work. Kasich said he wanted those deliberating the bill to "put themselves in the shoes of people trying to better their lives".

National Illinois House Democrats push new budget plan to end impasse
Author: 0 Illinois House Democrats push new budget plan to end impasse

That order may cause massive problems in the state, which is on the verge of entering another fiscal year without a budget. "I'm not saying it completely meets every request of the governor". Illinois' Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner ordered the legislature into a special session that began last Wednesday and will take place over the course of 10 days.

National Wildfire Burns 1200 Acres Near Beaumont, 2 Injured
Author: 0 Wildfire Burns 1200 Acres Near Beaumont, 2 Injured

The fire was reported Monday, June 26 at 3:10 p.m. The massive wildfire was about 10 percent contained as of late Monday night, according to the Riverside County Fire Department, as it continued to blaze between cities of Beaumont and San Jacinto amid dry conditions.

Author: 0 Supreme court partially reinstates Trump travel ban in 6 Muslim countries

The State Department says after the 50,000 refugee cap is reached, new people hoping to come to the USA may be required to show a "bona fide" relationship with someone or some entity in the United States . The same rules apply to all refugees because Mr Trump's travel ban also included a 120-day suspension of the USA refugee resettlement programme. McDaniel says, "If you're from those countries and you're going to go to school here, If you're from those countries and you're going to ...

National Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely
Author: 0 Governor to veto North Carolina budget; override likely

Cooper's budget increased spending on education by $755 million next year. State Sen. Don Davis, D-Pitt, said the budget was "friendly to eastern North Carolina" and wanted to hear what residents in his district, which encompasses all of Greene and parts of Pitt and Wayne counties, had to say.

National Trump's EPA To Repeal Obama's 'Waters Of The US' Rule
Author: 0 Trump's EPA To Repeal Obama's 'Waters Of The US' Rule

Zippy Duvall, president, American Farm Bureau Federation said in a statement, "Farmers and ranchers across this country are cheering EPA's proposal today to ditch its flawed Waters of the US rule". "But just like the attacks on efforts to tackle climate change and the proposed rollback of our national monuments, and so much more, the Trump administration will face fierce opposition".

National Freak Baseball Injury Leaves Teen Fighting for Life
Author: 0 Freak Baseball Injury Leaves Teen Fighting for Life

The ball broke his nose and Jason received stitches. During a follow-up visit to the doctor, Jason's nose began bleeding profusely, and doctors couldn't stop it. "They went into his arteries and blood vessels and found the two most practical areas that could be feeding the areas where Jason has been bleeding".

National Power company under fire for hosting bikini competition to hire female intern
Author: 0 Power company under fire for hosting bikini competition to hire female intern

The victor would get a two week internship at the plant and the title of "Miss Energy 2017". After people protested the sexism of hiring female interns based on their looks (for a job that has nothing to do with modeling or bikinis), the company ultimately ended the contest - but the fact that it ever happened in the first place boggles my mind.

Author: 0 Trump's Partial Victory on Travel Ban

A court in California, though, struck down even the refugee restrictions, arguing the president broke the law because he never drew a specific connection between his actions and the national security concerns he said spurred him. Jamal Abdi, policy director for the National Iranian American Council, said most Iranians who visit the United States have relatives here or are coming to work or study.

Author: 0 Supreme Court will review President Trump's travel ban

The Trump administration has argued it's necessary to suspend travel for 90 days from the six Muslim-majority countries and to halt refugee entry for 120 days to review whether USA safeguards are adequate to ensure that terrorists aren't allowed into the country.

National Trump Blames Democrats for Blocking Health Care Repeal
Author: 0 Trump Blames Democrats for Blocking Health Care Repeal

Those numbers would rise in 19 million more uninsured by 2020 as the ACA's Medicaid expansion is rolled back . Republicans are still smarting from the brutal fight that led to the narrow passage of the House of Representatives' version of the health care bill in May, which is seemingly why McConnell and his allies have attempted to push their bill through as quickly and quietly as possible.

National Facing Defections, Senate GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Vote
Author: 0 Facing Defections, Senate GOP Leaders Delay Health Care Vote

Four other Republican senators have complained that the bill doesn't go far enough in rolling back the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare . The office said that overall, the Senate legislation would increase consumers' out of pocket costs. Senate Republicans changed the draft bill mainly by adding a continuous coverage provision.

National Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships
Author: 0 Trump signs executive order on apprenticeships

Meanwhile, the Chattanooga Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Center offers as a five-year journeyman wireman apprenticeship. In addition, it will expand access to apprenticeship programs to high schools and other entities, and most importantly, will double funding for apprenticeship programs, providing even more opportunities for all Americans to find a fulfilling career.

Author: 0 Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting

In 2012, Phillips said he politely declined to make a wedding cake for Charles Craig and David Mullins , who had planned to "marry" in MA but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado. The men married in MA and wanted to buy a cake from Phillips for their Denver reception. "I applaud the Supreme Court for taking on this case and potentially resolving a long history of hypocrisy and unfairness in federal law", Pallone said.

National Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections
Author: 0 Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections

The Supreme Court will likely be divided evenly about the decision, with Justice Kennedy as the wild card who could lean one way or the other. Has the Supreme Court decided gerrymandering cases in the past? In the past the Supreme Court has ordered voting districts to be redrawn based on racial gerrymanders but has not had to deal with such severe partisan gerrymandering as the Wisconsin case claims.

Author: 0 Same-sex wedding cake controversy

Despite lower courts' consistent rejections of Phillips' case and others like it, the new makeup of the Supreme Court - with Neil Gorsuch's appointment restoring the balance towards the conservatives - may mean the top court will back the religious liberty argument.

Author: 0 The Supreme Court rules that a playground isn't a pulpit

Justice Sonia Sotomayor writing forcefully in dissent said the court is leading the country to a place where separation of church and state is a constitutional slogan, not a constitutional commitment. Also Monday, the court agreed to decide whether a Colorado cake shop owner can decline to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of his religious beliefs, or whether that violates the state's anti-discrimination law.

Author: 0 Jewish groups criticize Supreme Court travel ban decision

That's no minor exception, according to immigrant groups, who say relatively few people come to the US from the affected countries without such close ties. "It's going to be very important for us over this intervening period to make sure the government abides by the terms of the order and does not try to use it as a back door into implementing the full-scale Muslim ban that it's been seeking to implement", said Omar Jadwat, an ACLU lawyer.

National Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Author: 0 Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett , the outgoing president of the national mayors' group, is among the mayors who've huddled with the Trump administration on its promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan. that is overrun by people without insurance" and what that means for state and local budgets, Landrieu said. "We've got to have better partnerships between state, local and the federal governments" to sustain viable cities, Whaley said.

National 'Post-truth' enters Oxford English Dictionary
Author: 0 'Post-truth' enters Oxford English Dictionary

Other newcomers in the latest quarterly update include dozens of tennis-related phrases to mark the start of Wimbledon, such as "superbrat" and "tennis mom". The new entry, now available online, notes that originally the term meant "well-informed, up-to-date", but in daily usage now chiefly means "alert to racial or social discrimination and injustice; frequently in stay woke (often used as an exhortation)".

National Arrests in Minnesota Clashes after Castile Cop's Acquittal
Author: 0 Arrests in Minnesota Clashes after Castile Cop's Acquittal

Smaller groups returned to the State Capitol early Saturday morning. "Like I said , because this happened with Philando, and when they get done with us, they are coming for you and all your interracial children". "It is a sad state of affairs when this type of criminal conduct is condoned simply because Yanez is a policeman", said Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds in a statement.

Author: 0 Public Benefit Programs Cannot Exclude Churches Solely Because They Are Religious

They considered it significant that 38 states have constitutional provisions similar to Missouri's, which evidences to them that "public funding of houses of worship 'is of a different ilk'". The Missouri Department of Natural Resources decision to deny Trinity Lutheran a grant of recycled tire material for its playground was based on a so-called "antiestablishment" provision in the Missouri state constitution.

National West Virginia: Cindy's remnants raise flood threat
Author: 0 West Virginia: Cindy's remnants raise flood threat

Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible, according to the SPC. The forecast for his area, 55 miles (90 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas called for 2-4 inches (50-100 millimeters) of rain and winds about 20 mph (32 kph), winds that Hillman said would be OK.

Author: 0 Subway auto derails, disrupts train service in NYC

Joe Lhota said there were no initial indications of equipment or track failure before two cars derailed and scraped a wall on Tuesday morning. Service on the B and C lines is suspended in both directions between 59th Street and 125th Street due to the outage.

National No. 1-ranked RB Zamir White commits to Georgia
Author: 0 No. 1-ranked RB Zamir White commits to Georgia

He's No. 6 overall in the nation on 247Sports and No. 14 in ESPN 300 . She wore a black dress at Tuesday's event. It was an important moment or MISS for the Bulldogs. According to MaxPreps.com , White has already rushed for over 5,000 career yards at Scotland County. The writing had been on the wall for Ohio State with White.

National Trump travel ban takes effect Thursday
Author: 0 Trump travel ban takes effect Thursday

But the court's ruling also underscores the view that Trump was overreaching when he banned all travel into the United States by certain refugees and foreign nationals from six countries. "I think President Trump is interested in the people, whether they be liberal or conservative, he is interested in protecting American citizens and I think that is at the heart of this, and I think it has nothing to do with religion".

National Cincinnati jury deadlocks in cop's murder retrial
Author: 0 Cincinnati jury deadlocks in cop's murder retrial

After DuBose was stopped, he attempted to drive away when Tensing asked whether he had a valid driver's license. It is the second time a mistrial has been declared in the case of former University of Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing who is accused of killing Sam DuBose in an incident tinged with the same overtones of racial discrimination and heavy-handed tactics as other recent high-profile USA police shooting cases.

National Original Disneyland map sells at auction for £556000
Author: 0 Original Disneyland map sells at auction for £556000

The map is drawn with a pencil and ink on a paper sheet and its dimensions are three by five feet. A one-of-a-kind hand drawn map of Disneyland , done by Walt Disney himself, sold for $708,000 (S$983,058) at an auction at Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles over the weekend, making it the most expensive Disneyland map ever sold.

National Joe Biden learned about race by working as a lifeguard
Author: 0 Joe Biden learned about race by working as a lifeguard

Ackman replied: "After all these years, why start now?" "The Biden Cancer Initiative offers people diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones hope that our nation's leaders truly recognize the urgency that ending cancer as we know it demands".

National Alabama base on lockdown after possible active shooter report
Author: 0 Alabama base on lockdown after possible active shooter report

The post reads: "Possible active shooter on the Arsenal ". However, an email sent to employees at 10.31am local time (4.30pm BST) said: "This is a real world event, which is not part of the exercise". The Sparkman Center is the headquarters for the Army's Aviation and Missile Command on the Arsenal. All gates to the arsenal are closed, according to WAFF-48, The Decatur Daily's news partner.

Author: 0 Tech Executives Visit White House Amid Policy Disagreements

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner , who is Trump's son-in-law, said before the opening of 10 four-hour small-group sessions that the administration wanted to "unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before".

Author: 0 Key Takeaways from CBO Score of the Senate's ACA Replacement Plan

Conservative Sen. Rand Paul , R-Ky., said he is opposing the Senate bill because it "is not anywhere close to repeal" of the Affordable Care Act . "Doesn't help the people whose premiums skyrocket next year", Cruz told reporters. "Kind of a problem, isn't it?" Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a conservative from a Medicaid expansion state, said simply: "I do have an opinion, but I'm not going to share it".

National Israel begins to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza
Author: 0 Israel begins to reduce electricity supplies to Gaza

Netanyahu announced Tuesday on Twitter that "work began today on-site, as I promised, to establish the new settlement", including a picture of construction equipment breaking ground. Nickolay Mladenov stressed that the United Nations considers settlement activities illegal under worldwide law. This is going to be greatly complicated by the new settlement, of course.

National Gunman in Lawmaker Shooting Had Photographed Washington Landmarks, FBI Says
Author: 0 Gunman in Lawmaker Shooting Had Photographed Washington Landmarks, FBI Says

Officials did not disclose the names. Before being fatally shot multiple times by police, Hodgkinson wounded Scalise, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods and a congressional aide. Capitol, the Washington Monument, Dirksen Senate Office Building and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, appeared to reflect the timeline of a typical tourist - not a man plotting mass murder.

Author: 0 Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

Writing for a 7-2 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said Missouri's policy excluding churches from participating in a program using recycled tires to improve playground safety "expressly discriminates against otherwise eligible recipients by disqualifying them from public benefits exclusively due to their religious character", and thereby "imposes a penalty on the free exercise of religion".

Author: 0 GOP senators threaten to oppose health bill

The total number of uninsured Americans would rise to 49 million in the next decade, a 22 million increase from projections under the ACA. The office, which issued its "score" with the Joint Committee on Taxation , estimated that the legislation would cut the deficit by $321 billion by 2026.

National Senate Proposes Harsh Penalty for Going Without Insurance
Author: 0 Senate Proposes Harsh Penalty for Going Without Insurance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can only lose two Republican votes, otherwise, he can't get the bill passed. Despite these facts, the Senate reform bill, like the bill that House Republicans passed earlier this year, would hollow out or terminate coverage for tens of millions of Americans who rely on Medicaid or the private-insurance exchanges set up by the A.C.A.