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Republicans forced to delay U.S. health care bill vote

He is part of a bloc of senators who are withholding support for the bill, asking for changes to move the legislation in a more conservative direction. Paul tweeted that he was meeting with Trump at the White House Tuesday. Moderate Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said she would vote no. Lee has favored a fuller repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law than the current GOP bill. [Full Article...]

'Good Samaritan' Bullied, Beaten and Called a Kidnapper After Helping Lost Child

'Good Samaritan' Bullied, Beaten and Called a Kidnapper After Helping Lost Child But the dad tells us all he saw was this unusual man walking towards this parking lot with his daughter. "I wanted to kill the man", the girl's father told WFLA . "I thought he was trying to take my daughter", the girl's father told Florida's News Channel 8. According to The Washington Post , the man has since left the Florida town of Lakeland with his family, fearing for their safety ... [Full Article...]

PM Modi thanks Netherlands for helping India get MTCR membership

From the U.S. point of view, it appears to be a sign that Washington is less inclined to "incentivise" Pakistan to improve - both in Afghanistan and India. Trump's remarks after the meeting focused on his security agenda, with the president pledging to "destroy radical Islamic terrorism". The deal was estimated to be worth two to three billion dollars, the reports said, adding that the decisio... [Full Article...]

McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena, instead comes out with a solution

McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena, instead comes out with a solution McEnroe , a former player and now TV commentator, said Williams is the best women's tennis player in history - "no question ". "Why don't you combine ..." Williams' badass Vanity Fair cover comes after she shut down John McEnroe , 58, after he said she would place " like 700 in the world " on the men's tour. [Full Article...]

Son of Ex-Padre on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident

Son of Ex-Padre on Life Support After Freak Baseball Accident Lockhart's exact words to Jason were, 'Jason, God's got this'". "He is going to be okay we just don't really know when". I think they are wanting to wait 48 hrs without any bleeding to feel at ease though,"Sydney told 11Alive". They are also doing more x-rays and tests to see if they can identify where more bleeding is coming from and if the platelets levels are sufficient to help with clotting. [Full Article...]

Colbert's 18-week winning streak over Fallon is over

Colbert's 18-week winning streak over Fallon is over There's going to be a Russian Federation week on the Late Show in the near future where Colbert plays the segments he shot while traveling around. I could be giving state secrets to the Russians. He continued, "Also got some attention from American intelligence. Oh, wait. Somebody's already got that covered". The CIA reportedly captured intelligence that Russian officials were working to help T... [Full Article...]

Arizona Supreme Court to rule on same-sex parental rights

Two of the three couples asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision. Charlie Craig and David Mullins say they were deeply hurt when Phillips refused their request for a cake to mark their wedding in 2012. Only those who can prove they have a regular need for self-defense against a specific threat are granted concealed permits. The justices, as is custom, gave no reason for agr... [Full Article...]

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish As a reminder, in 2013 a NY district judge ordered Microsoft to provide the personal details of a customer undergoing an investigation. Microsoft's position was supported by Amazon, Apple, Mozilla, CNN , Fox News Network and Verizon Communications, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union and US Chamber of Commerce. [Full Article...]

SCOTUS Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Dollars To Resurface Playground

SCOTUS Rules Religious School Can Use Taxpayer Dollars To Resurface Playground Sotomayor, who read a portion of her dissent from the bench, said the ruling "slights both our precedents and our history, and its reasoning weakens this country's longstanding commitment to a separation of church and state beneficial to both". [Full Article...]

Police release more recordings from the shooting of Charleena Lyles

The killing has prompted outrage among many, including Lyles' family, who questioned why the officers couldn't use nonlethal methods to subdue the diminutive 30-year-old and suggested that race played a role. "The officers immediately performed first aid", but fire medics arrived and determined she had died, the police department said in a statement Sunday afternoon. [Full Article...]

Lake Fire in Castaic Now 60 Percent Contained

Lake Fire in Castaic Now 60 Percent Contained Angeles National Forest spokesman Nathan Judy said on Monday morning the fire was "looking like it was yesterday", with no smoke and "just a little bit of haze this morning". Three water-dropping helicopters and an unknown number of fixed-wing aircraft were working to help contain the blaze, Singleton said. However, the lake was expected to remain open to recreational boats Sunday via the wester... [Full Article...]

US Senate passes new Iran-Russia sanctions

Sen. John McCain , Arizona Republican, ticked off a series of Russian aggressions that he said have gone without retaliation: annexation of Crimea , intervention in Syria, meddling in Ukraine and threatening North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries, as well as the US election interference. [Full Article...]

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot vehicle as punishment

Authorities: Texas mom left 2 kids in hot vehicle as punishment Randolph told investigators that she left her 2-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son in a hot auto where they died May 26, 2017, to teach the girl a lesson, and that they didn't lock themselves in, as she initially said, according to sheriff's officials. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for information regarding the FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether there was any political interference involved in the matter. "The Senate Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department and is obliged to oversee any potential misco... [Full Article...]

No, Santa Barbara Did Not Have A Massive 6.8 Earthquake On Wednesday

EDT), the U.S. Geological Survey reports . Previously, updates would have to be run by a person, and Jones said that takes too much time in the case of a real emergency. TheWashington Post reports that email alert automatically generated a story on the Times site through an algorithm called Quakebot . They often use alerts from the USGS to begin their reports. [Full Article...]

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight

Trump's legal plan built in his image: Fight, fight, fight An attorney with Trump's private legal team, Jay Sekulow , asserted on four Sunday TV talk shows that the president's Friday tweet was not confirmation that he was under investigation. He spoke on ABC's "This Week". You have to wonder just what "anonymous sources" the Washington Post relied on to publish this bit of fake news. [Full Article...]

Trump Appears to Confirm He Is Under Investigation

The memo, dated June 15, comes more than two weeks after Trump campaign officials received a similar letter dated May 26 directing them to preserve all records related to their work for the campaign, in light of the investigations being led by the special counsel and the House and Senate intelligence committees. [Full Article...]

Democrats Ask 'What's Next?' After Republican Congressional Victories

It's time for new leadership. Democrats are 0 for 4 in congressional elections this year, having earlier lost races in Kansas and Montana. The Carolina outcome was closer than in Georgia but drew little national attention. "We have forced the Republicans to spend north of $23 million to defend them". In Politico, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel advises Democrats to do what he did, as House campai... [Full Article...]

Trump financial disclosures show Mar-a-Lago business boom

Trump financial disclosures show Mar-a-Lago business boom We do know that Trump reported making at least $597 million during 2016 and the first part of 2017 off the at least $1.4 billion worth of assets that he has retained. In the a year ago, Trump has made $ 37 million from the Mar-A-Lago club, which has served as his second White House. The report also doesn't reveal how much Trump paid in taxes past year. [Full Article...]

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law The bill would end Obama's tax penalties on people who don't buy insurance - effectively ending the so-called individual mandate - and on larger companies that don't offer coverage to their workers. Republican senators from states that expanded Medicaid , such as Ohio's Rob Portman , want to extend that phase-out to seven years. The Senate version is, in some respects, more moderate than th... [Full Article...]


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