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Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite promised court challenges, including legislation that would let police ask drivers whether they're in the us legally, restrict what school bathrooms transgender students can use, ban most second-trimester abortions and let adoption agencies reject gay couples over religious objections. [Full Article...]

Backed Obamacare repeal bill disliked by 2 to 1 in poll

State taxpayers could cover some of those costs if federal tax money is phased out, or services would have to be cut. A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis estimates that 6.3 million people - 23 percent of 27.4 million non-elderly adults with a gap of several months in insurance coverage in 2015 - could potentially face higher premiums under the House's American Health Care Act (AHCA), due... [Full Article...]

#ManchesterBlast: Ariana Grande to hold concert for victims

She is the sixth person to be arrested in connection with attack that happened on Monday, moments after US singer Ariana Grande finished her performance. He spent 25 years in Britain before returning to Libya in 2011 after Gaddafi was ousted and killed in the civil war. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly, said there is progress bei... [Full Article...]

Texas lawmakers finalize deal on $217B spending bill

The CBO report said the House bill would result in 23 million fewer people having insurance over the next decade. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, on an entirely different plan, said of the House bill. "Some school districts are anxious about shutting their doors". He blamed the state government's revenue shortfall on a 2012 tax reform bill signed by Brownback that denied the state hundreds of m... [Full Article...]

Getting 'Round the 5th: US Senate Intel Committee Subpoenas Flynn's Businesses

In a statement, Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior said Sessions met with hundreds, if not thousands, of foreign dignitaries while in the Senate. CNN first reported the omissions. 'We will be following up with subpoenas, and those subpoenas will be created to maximize our chance of getting the information that we need, ' Representative Adam Schiff told journalists at a breakfast sponsored ... [Full Article...]

White House adviser differs with coal-loving president

Mr. Trump has said he will keep sanctions on Russian Federation imposed by the US and its allies following Moscow's intervention in Ukraine in 2014. Corker said earlier this month that the committee would not consider sanctions legislation for the foreseeable future, arguing it would fray U.S. -Russia ties. [Full Article...]

New developments in Manchester attack probe

New developments in Manchester attack probe The attacker's older brother, 23-year-old Ismail Abedi, was arrested in Manchester on Tuesday, his father confirmed to The Associated Press . The explosive device is expected to be the one that killed 22 people and injured over 50 others on Monday night, in an attack that the so-called Islamic State took responsibility for . [Full Article...]

Stolen tractor-trailer crashed into Nevada brothel

Stolen tractor-trailer crashed into Nevada brothel Brandt was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession of stolen property, according to a statement on the Facebook page of the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. Nevada has brothels across the state, but they are not legal in the Las Vegas area. Moonlite Bunny Ranch is located in an industrial and unincorporated area of Lyon County known as Mound... [Full Article...]

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court The judge told Kohlhepp: "The term life means. until your death in the South Carolina Department of Corrections". Kohlhepp also confessed to killing four people at Superbike Motorsports in Spartanburg County after becoming enraged by an employee who mocked his experience as a biker. [Full Article...]

Van stolen, 5 Lino Lakes inmates at-large — PRISON ESCAPE

Van stolen, 5 Lino Lakes inmates at-large — PRISON ESCAPE Five offenders are at large. DOC officials said the offenders were being transferred in a vehicle and made a stop at MCF-Lino Lakes, where the offender gained control of the vehicle. At about 11:30 a.m., law officers found five of the prisoners in the Mounds View area. Police say they don't have any credible information the suspect was still in north Minneapolis. [Full Article...]

Troopers focus on Interstate 90 in South Dakota, Minnesota

Troopers focus on Interstate 90 in South Dakota, Minnesota The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division saw a rise in the number of drownings and boating incidents a year ago. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 12 people were killed and more than 1,800 injured in 4,821 traffic crashes during last year's 78-hour holiday weekend. [Full Article...]

Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work

The U.S. Supreme Court says the planned execution of an Alabama inmate can proceed. Arthur was convicted of killing riverboat engineer Troy Wicker, who was fatally shot as he slept in his bed in the north Alabama city of Muscle Shoals. The state responded in a court filing that there was no evidence that Smith, or other inmates, experienced pain. The state attorney general said Arthur used... [Full Article...]

Rain likely Tuesday night, Wednesday; sun comes back Thursday

Rain likely Tuesday night, Wednesday; sun comes back Thursday Additional rain is expected on the I-95 corridor Tuesday , and yet another front will swing in for later in the week. Monday, Memorial Day: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. Thursday night: Rain showers in the evening will evolve into a more steady rain overnight . Expect mostly cloudy skies this morning with scattered showers and a few... [Full Article...]

U.S. remains committed to arctic climate change research

U.S. remains committed to arctic climate change research Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Alaska to play host to the eight nations of the Arctic Council on Thursday, trailed by burning questions about Russian Federation and climate change . The former head of Exxon Mobil Corp. said the US would continue to be an active member of the eight-member Arctic Council, which also includes Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. [Full Article...]

9th Circuit Court to hear arguments on President Trump's revised travel ban

9th Circuit Court to hear arguments on President Trump's revised travel ban He did not address why Trump hasn't disavowed his calls during the campaign for a ban on Muslims entering the country. Those urging the 9th Circuit to continue blocking the travel ban include the American Bar Assn., former national security officials, technology companies, religious organizations, 165 members of Congress, refugee assistance groups, law professors and an organization that arrange... [Full Article...]

Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat

Montana Republican Who Roughed Up Reporter Wins House Seat In conceding Thursday night, Quist told supporters he called Gianforte and stressed the need to listen to all Montanans. The Gallatin County Sheriff's office later charged Gianforte with misdemeanor assault , CNN reported . The campaign in a statement said the altercation was the result of Jacobs' "aggressive behavior", but that account was contradicted by an audio tape of their encounter ... [Full Article...]

Thursday weather: Mostly sunny, with highs around 72

Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a few thundershowers. Northwest wind 6 to 8 miles per hour. Saturday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Partly cloudy with a low around 64. Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low around 68. [Full Article...]

Greg Gianforte wins special election in Montana

It also suggests that, despite reports of Trump's lack of popularity, Republicans are still capable of winning statewide office - something that could worry Democrats looking to retake the House and Senate in 2018. During his run for the House seat, Mr Gianforte tied himself to Mr Trump, promising to help "drain the swamp" and campaigning with Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump J... [Full Article...]

TDOT Construction Curtailed For Memorial Day Weekend

TDOT Construction Curtailed For Memorial Day Weekend AAA also expects to help more than 330,000 motorists across the country with lockouts, flat tires and battery-related issues. About 1.75 million will take cruises, trains or buses. In Virginia, 1.1 million are anticipated to travel, which is a 2.6-percent increase over a year ago. If you're traveling to your destination by vehicle, plan ahead to avoid delays. [Full Article...]

CBO Report: 23 Million to Lose Coverage Under AHCA

For 64 year olds making $26,500, the average premium would increase from $1,700 a year to $16,100 under the base AHCA scenario. Older people will pay more for coverage; people with higher incomes will pay less . States could also get waivers that would allow insurers to charge more for people with pre-existing conditions , a practice banned under the ACA. Those changes included an amendment... [Full Article...]


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