• Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital
Scalise critical but improving, will require additional operations: Hospital

Scalise remains in critical condition after he was gunned down at a congressional baseball practice Wednesday morning. He was fielding at second base while practising for the event when he was shot in the hip and sustained serious injuries as the bullet travelled through his pelvis and injured internal organs.

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  • Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B
Arizona Medicaid agency says Senate health bill cost $7.1B

According to Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, 210,000 Nevada residents were covered by Medicaid thanks to the its expansion under the Affordable Care Act . The GOP healthcare bill, presented by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday, is being opposed by conservative Republican senators because it does not repeal former President Bara...

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  • Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate
Sen. Dean Heller Is the First Moderate "No" on Trumpcare

He said that the new plan will give Americans less comprehensive health care coverage and estimates that the bill will increase deductibles, defund Planned Parenthood , impose a "crushing age tax" on middle age Americans, and rollback safeguards to prevent lifetime insurance limits.

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  • DC, Maryland sue Trump over alleged foreign payments in move Spi
DC, Maryland sue Trump over alleged foreign payments in move Spi

He replied that Trump's business interests "do not violate the Emoluments Clause", for reasons spelled out by the Justice Department's filing on Friday. They asked for an injunction barring Trump from accepting foreign money. The Post says the lawsuit centers on Trump retaining ownership of his company when he became president.

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  • GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid
GOP senator says Iowans might not lose Medicaid

The legislation includes changes health insurers had been seeking, including tens of billions of dollars to help stabilize the individual insurance market during a transition year and the ability to charge older members more . He predicted that his call for a preservation of Medicaid expansion would lose the support of the more conservative ...

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  • Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says
Shooting At GOP Baseball Practice Seems To Have Been Spontaneous, FBI Says

On Wednesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released a statement and held a news conference outlining the agency's findings in the shooting at the Republican team's final practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Hodgkinson visited the facility 43 times between April and June, usually in the morning between 6 and 7 a.m. and somet...

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  • Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill
Casey heads to Pennsylvania to hammer Senate health bill

Sandoval, a Republican who chose to opt into expanding Medicaid , said 210,000 received health coverage because of the decision. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said that President Donald Trump "is pleased to see the process moving forward swiftly in Congress, and he looks forward to seeing a finalised bill on his desk".

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  • North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump
North Korea warns against following 'psychopath' Trump

The already tense dynamic with North Korea intensified after Otto Warmbier , the 22-year-old OH native held captive in North Korea for 17 months on spurious charges of subversion, was returned home last week in a near-comatose state. Soon after his family heard nothing more about his fate. He was held for almost a year-and-a-half in North Korea be...

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  • Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of
Trump tweets support for Nancy Pelosi...sort of

Meanwhile, the mostly white, working-class and middle-class, culturally moderate-to-conservative electorates in the traditional Democratic bastions of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania were literally and figuratively left behind by a Democratic Party more interested in legislating who can use what bathroom than revitalizing American industry and...

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  • In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides
In Georgia, Republicans celebrate while Dems seek upsides

Pelosi's defiant comments came as Democrats remained angry and divided after throwing some $30 million into a House race in Georgia on Tuesday, only to end up with a loss that wasn't even very close. Republicans' ability to effectively use Pelosi as their bogeyman in Georgia was especially stark when contrasted with the Democrats' tactics there.

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  • Sketches of White House press briefing released
Sketches of White House press briefing released

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the president continues to believe Russian Federation "probably" interfered in the 2016 election , but that "maybe some other countries did as well". Answers from Spicer are now shorter, and in off-camera briefings, reporters are frequently prohibited from recording audio as the administration seeks t...

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  • Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill
Nevada senator announces opposition to health care bill

He called on citizens to pressure lawmakers into working with each other by calling and visiting members of Congress and sharing their stories about how the proposed bill will affect them. The major sticking point appears to be Medicaid . -Delay a new "Cadillac" tax on high-cost health insurance plans until 2026 . That program is jointly fu...

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  • Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it
Republicans unveil Senate health bill, but lack votes to pass it

In 2017, the average deductible for a silver plan is just under $3,600, according to Health Pocket, an insurance shopping site. Maternity coverage might also be dropped. Under those measures, states could set their own standards that might not be as generous, allowing insurers to exclude benefits for those with preexisting illness.

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  • New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes
New blow to GOP health bill: Nevada GOP Sen. Heller opposes

But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., indicated he was open to discussion and seemed determined to muscle the bill through his chamber next week. McConnell wants the bill passed next week, still with no public hearings or opportunities for health care experts or advocates to have a say. Nevada, like most states, expanded Med...

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  • Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill
Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill

The Senate health bill is still far from law. Mr. Portman, along with Republican senators Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and Susan Collins of ME, has previously been adamant that any health-care plan should include significant funding for substance abuse treatment and prevention.

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  • Redskins are 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's ruling on disparaging trademarks
Redskins are 'thrilled' by Supreme Court's ruling on disparaging trademarks

The case has drawn intense interest as it focused on the rights of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment of the USA constitution, at a time of heightened racial tensions in the country. St. John's University intellectual property law center director Jeremy Sheff said while the Supreme Court has essentially shut the door on legal challenges...

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  • Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland
Tropical Storm Cindy expected to weaken as it moves inland

The boy was standing near a waterfront condominium occupied by his family, visiting from St. Louis. It was the first known fatality from Cindy. Cindy caused sporadic power outages in nearby communities and property damage throughout the region, as strong winds and rain pelt lands near the coastline.

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  • Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill
Senate Republicans Work To Gather Votes To Pass Health Care Bill

Disabled activists protesting the new Republican healthcare bill were dragged outside in their wheelchairs by capitol police. President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the US Senate on Friday to mobilise support for their party's healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a "very, very narrow path" to pas...

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  • Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House
Trump is 'very supportive' of Senate healthcare bill -White House

This shouldn't come as a surprise as Hennessy typically bears witness to the comings and going of the United States Supreme Court, a characteristically press-averse governmental body that rigorously controls what reporters are and aren't allowed to visually or aurally record.

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  • 'No. of missing' USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead
'No. of missing' USS Fitzgerald sailors found dead

Photos of the Crystal showed damage to its bow. After a frantic search through twisted wreckage and flooded cabins, the Navy said Sunday that several sailors did not survive. "Heroic efforts prevented the flooding from catastrophically spreading which could have caused the ship to founder or sink". The missing sailors , according to th...

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