• Senate close to vote on dismantle health law
Senate close to vote on dismantle health law

Trumpcare , by contrast, has yet to have a single Senate hearing. Lacking the votes to block this year's GOP effort, Democrats are looking to score political points by targeting the closely held process Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., is using to write legislation replacing much of Obama's statute.

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  • President Trump's Lawyer: Not Aware of Any Investigation
President Trump's Lawyer: Not Aware of Any Investigation

Sekolow says the tweet was in response to a Washington Post story that ran with five unnamed sources. "I'm just one lawyer", Sekulow said. Despite the reported discussions, his current legal team has not been changed, and Ms Gorelick has been preparing Kushner for a meeting with investigators from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence...

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  • Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix
Too hot for planes: Flights cancelled as extreme heat hits Phoenix

Hot air is not as dense as cold air and the higher the temperature , the more speed a plane needs to take off. Lack of overnight cooling is one of the biggest problems during a prolonged heatwave and is often the cause of heat-related illnesses.

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  • Why Senate Republicans' health care video is so revealing
Why Senate Republicans' health care video is so revealing

U.S. Senate Republicans will release the text of their draft healthcare bill on Thursday and the legislation will likely move to the Senate floor next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. Schumer said Democrats would not object to requests for unanimous consent on honorary resolutions, either. What new policy will lea...

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  • United States student detained in N Korea dies
United States student detained in N Korea dies

North Korea accuses Washington and South Korea of sending spies to overthrow its government. A statement from the family said: "Unfortunately, the bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today".

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  • Three Workers Hurt In Astoria Construction Accident
Three Workers Hurt In Astoria Construction Accident

Fire officials say one of them is critically injured, but the condition of the others is unknown. As CBS2's Alice Gainer reported, the FDNY said the workers became trapped when the upper portion of a house under construction collapsed at 31-25 28th Rd.in Queens, causing the roof to collapse.

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  • Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures
Wildfire along Pacific Crest Trail surges, forces closures

The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained. Mostly chaparral and timber has burned in the blaze as eight air tankers, 18 engines, nine water tenders, 16 hand crews and a dozer continue their efforts to increase containment, officials said.

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  • Tropical storm warnings issued in Louisiana
Tropical storm warnings issued in Louisiana

There is a 90 percent chance that the system near the Caribbean develops later today or tomorrow, and an 80 percent chance for the system in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Hurricane Center says the storm, which formed Monday afternoon, has maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

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  • Deal Talk: Amazon Stays Mum, While Whole Foods Goes Off Script
Deal Talk: Amazon Stays Mum, While Whole Foods Goes Off Script

Albertsons Companies Inc., the nation's No. 2 grocery-chain behind Kroger Co., began talking to Whole Foods earlier this year , after activist investor Jana Partners LLC began a campaign in February urging Whole Foods to sell. "From that, and depending on what they learn, we could see a strategy emerge in other realms, for example food manufa...

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  • Spicer expected to take less public role
Spicer expected to take less public role

However, Ingraham is not expected to take the press secretary position. The Twitter spat comes as United States media reported the White House is considering moving Mr Spicer to a more senior communications role. But I have a legal background, strategic, you know, political communications and planning. Spicer has become a household name for his...

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  • McConnell Says GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote
McConnell Says GOP Getting Ready for Senate Health Care Vote

The bill, which Republicans plan to vote on next week, is reportedly shaping up to look much like the House version that the Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost 23 million Americans their health insurance. "This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, with...

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  • Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections
Supreme Court took on gerrymandering case, could dramatically change future elections

Defenders of the Wisconsin plan argue that the election results it produced are similar to those under earlier court-drawn maps. In the meantime, state lawmakers have used political affiliation as a way to draw electoral maps, and an increasing chorus of political groups blames partisan gerrymandering for a growing divide in Congress and stat...

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  • Cayuga County jobless rate hits lowest mark since 2007
Cayuga County jobless rate hits lowest mark since 2007

Jobless rates increased last month in 51 of Ohio's 88 counties. South Carolina's unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in May. This story will be updated . Unemployment rates fell in May in 16 counties, rose slightly in four counties and were unchanged in three. In East Chicago the rate dropped by almost half a point, to 5.7 percent from 6.1 per...

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  • Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society
Supreme Court pushes Redskins' name fight back to society

The Slants' application for trademark was initially denied for reasons stating that the band - whose members are all Asian-Americans - couldn't register the name since it was a racial slur. The impact of the court's decision is readily apparent in the context of the dispute over the NFL's Washington Redskins. "We respectfully disagree with t...

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  • Supreme Court Grants Cert in Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case
Supreme Court Grants Cert in Wisconsin Gerrymandering Case

Then they will have a response deadline of Friday, July 7. In Virginia , elections would nearly certainly become more competitive if the court decides that partisan gerrymandering is unconstitutional , Farnsworth said . OH officials argued that the changes passed by Ohio's Republican-led legislature in 2014 were reasonable, nondiscriminatory...

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  • Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system
Supreme Court battle over political districts unlikely to affect California's system

The issue has splintered the Supreme Court in the past, most recently in a 2004 ruling that left Justice Anthony Kennedy as the court's pivot point. Dissenting was U.S. Chief Judge William Griesbach of Milwaukee. The ruling was the first time in over three decades that a federal court invalidated a redistricting plan for partisan bias.

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  • Senate Dem: 'Even the president' calls GOP health bill 'mean'
Senate Dem: 'Even the president' calls GOP health bill 'mean'

Yet Democrats were hoping it would have at least two effects - scare off Republicans wavering over whether to back the measure, and show liberal activists that Democrats are aggressively trying to thwart the legislation, even though they lack the votes to derail it.

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  • New Zealand and Bangladesh cling on to Champions Trophy semi-final hopes
New Zealand and Bangladesh cling on to Champions Trophy semi-final hopes

Eoin Morgan believes England have found their strongest one-day team as they moved into the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy by beating New Zealand in Cardiff . "It wasn't flashy, we didn't see a lot of the explosive hitting which has made this team so popular over the last couple of years, but what we did see was a real collective effor...

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  • California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism
California mom attacked child in attempted exorcism

Kimberly Felder was arrested after trying to perform a violent exorcism on her 11-year-old. The mom shoved sand into her daughter's mouth and eyes before a witness tried to stop the attack. She will be placed in protective child custody, according to the AP. Felder was also "viciously striking, biting and choking the child", according to the...

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  • Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?
Is Donald Trump Under Investigation for Obstruction of Justice?

Russian officials have denied meddling in the USA election. No such conclusion has been reached. "We've received no notice of investigation". Last Thursday, the Washington Post published a sensational report that Special Counsel Robert Mueller was investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice.

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