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New Senate plan must expand health care

New Senate plan must expand health care The House bill would reduce taxes by around $1 trillion over the coming decade, the budget office said, largely on higher-income people and health care industry firms. "They also would force us to cut services and eliminate jobs". Erasing former President Barack Obama's health care law was a top promise of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, and by congressional GOP candidates since i... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos booed relentlessly through Bethune-Cookman University commencement speech

Betsy DeVos booed relentlessly through Bethune-Cookman University commencement speech Jackson gave DeVos a hug after her speech, then took the podium when she left the stage. For almost the entire time the secretary of education spoke, she was booed, shouted at, and met with calls of "Go home!" from students and audience members. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers work through the night on state budget

Lawmakers work through the night on state budget The two sides had agreed in principle late Monday to hold the special session with a self-imposed deadline of 7 a.m. Wednesday. Legislative leaders have still not said whether they intend to work again through the night or adjourn and come back later. [Full Article...]

Trump's First International Trip as President: Saudi Arabia, Israel

Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have touted a strong friendship since well before the 2016 USA elections. In public remarks in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Jerusalem , Trump avoided mention of a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict, and made no references to controversial Jewish settlements or to recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. [Full Article...]

Showers and Thunderstorms Through Wednesday; Much Nicer Heading into Holiday Weekend

By Monday afternoon, the rain chances should decrease. Tonight lows will fall into the mid to low 40s as the rain ends. Saturday (as of now) has the higher potential of bringing severe weather as a warm front sets up over the region. [Full Article...]

Virginia Spoils UNC's National Championship Dreams in NCAA Men's Tennis Final

Virginia Spoils UNC's National Championship Dreams in NCAA Men's Tennis Final Football fans like to say that it's hard to beat a team three times in the same season. Old Dominion second baseman Jared Young was named the Conference USA Newcomer of the Year, while shortstop Zach Rutherford was named the Conference USA Player of the Year. [Full Article...]

CBO: Estimated 23 million would lose health insurance under Republican bill

Republicans tweaked the bill to help it pass the House, but the CBO's score on the changes said the bill would cost more but wouldn't insure more people. There were reports last week that the House might have to vote again on a health care bill if the CBO projection found that the bill wouldn't save at least $2 billion. [Full Article...]

Philippine police go on nationwide alert

Philippine police go on nationwide alert He spoke as the fighting raged in Marawi city, where militants seized a priest, 10 worshippers and three church workers from a cathedral as they rampaged through the city. Martial law allows Duterte to harness the armed forces to carry out arrests, searches and detentions more rapidly. In a statement published by Inquirer , the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said, "In order to suppress l... [Full Article...]

Man who resembles Joker arrested for pointing loaded gun at cars

Man who resembles Joker arrested for pointing loaded gun at cars A man whose dyed hair and tattoos make him look like The Joker was arrested after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at passing cars in Miami Tuesday night. The Joker lookalike, who has the Batman logo with the words "F-- Batman " tattooed on the left side of his forehead, was charged with carrying a concealed firearm and is being held on $5,000 bond. [Full Article...]

Pregnant Teen's Pro-Life Christian School Won't Let Her Walk At Graduation

Pregnant Teen's Pro-Life Christian School Won't Let Her Walk At Graduation Her emotional declaration took place in the school auditorium. "For other girls going through this, yeah it's scary". He noted that all students sign a pledge based on Philippians 4:8 (including language about "whatever is pure") that "extends to my actions, such as protecting my body by abstaining from sexual immorality and from the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs". [Full Article...]

Strong storms, tornadoes possible in parts of Deep South

A chance of thunderstorms are expected to continue through Thursday morning. The greatest severe threat will be in the afternoon with strong, damaging winds, small hail, and an isolated tornado being the primary threats. Due to the severe weather, Duval and many other surrounding counties are also under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. Mostly sunny skies are expected Thursday with a high in ... [Full Article...]

Scotland County Library Presents 'Build a Better World' Summer Reading Program

Scotland County Library Presents 'Build a Better World' Summer Reading Program Each Tuesday throughout the Summer Reading Program, events are at Mendota at 11 a.m. and Hayters Gap at 2 p.m. Wednesday programs are in Damascus at 11 a.m. To find out more about our programs or to sign-up for email notifications about upcoming Library events please go to our website shpl.org or contact library staff at 963-5244. [Full Article...]

Return to path of denuclearization: United Nations to North Korea

Return to path of denuclearization: United Nations to North Korea It released several photos of both the launch and Jong Un's reaction, none of which, could be independently confirmed or verified. Experts said Sunday's successful missile launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance. [Full Article...]

Illinois Senate Approves Tax Hike, $37B Budget Plan

Illinois Senate Approves Tax Hike, $37B Budget Plan Bruce Rauner speaks in Springfield on August 17. Governor Bruce Rauner says the one issue that must be addressed in any budget deal.is the high cost of property taxes in IL. She says her caucus has repeatedly "offered the olive branch" only to be ignored. Cullerton, who has tried to position himself as the adult in the room during the Rauner-Madigan standoff, said the tax-hike vote was about "e... [Full Article...]

NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

Bennett was nailed with a 15-yard penalty and a $12,154 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct last season for his gyrating dance after sacking Rams quarterback Jared Goff. "I think two pumps get you a baby", Bennett in a press conference. In an officially released memo by commissioner Roger Goodell , the league announced the decision publicly. [Full Article...]

Uncertainty grows as Trump delays a health care decision

Regulators, health insurers and other independent experts say stabilizing insurance markets actually would be relatively straightforward. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi complained the delay exacerbates "uncertainty in the health coverage of millions of Americans". [Full Article...]

Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC

Virginia wins 3rd straight NCAA men's tennis title over UNC There was little the two teams did not know about each other as the teams have played at various venues, both indoors and outdoors, throughout the 2017 season. The Bulldogs (22-8) were three points from elimination as sophomore Jan Zielinski entered his second set of singles play. And while Paul would be the first to say that a second place trophy was not what he, or the team, wanted, after four... [Full Article...]

Manchester football clubs shocked by Manchester Arena terror attack

Manchester football clubs shocked by Manchester Arena terror attack A street close to England's Manchester Arena is cordoned off Monday, as police confirm fatalities after a concert there by Ariana Grande. Police confirmed that a lone man, who was also killed in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device at the arena. [Full Article...]

Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let's Make a Deal

Trump to the Israelis and Palestinians: Let's Make a Deal The address followed a visit to Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, where Trump and his wife Melania laid a wreath and the president spoke about the horrors of Nazi Germany's annihilation of six million Jews. But obstacles have emerged that may complicate the relationship between the White House and the Knesset. Palestinians would have liked Trump to publicly back their aspiration to sta... [Full Article...]

Trump's federal budget proposal has no heart

Trump's federal budget proposal has no heart The proposed 2018 budget immediately came under attack by Democrats , and even some GOP allies deemed it a non-starter. "It'll face a tough sled here", said veteran Rep. The proposal , which has been a priority of first daughter Ivanka Trump, would provide six weeks of paid family leave to new mothers and fathers, including adoptive parents. [Full Article...]


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