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Republicans struggle to agree on healthcare bill before self-imposed deadline

The healthcare reform bill Senate Republicans are negotiating could keep some of the taxes imposed by the Affordable Care Act , but the medical device tax isn't 1 of them, anonymous sources told Reuters. The Democrats who added their names were John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, John Hickenlooper of Colorado, and Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania. The measure was originally meant to address how money is spent at the state's seven mental health agencies, which receive taxpayer funding to manage ...



Thousands march after Castile verdict

Protesters gather outside the state Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., Friday, June 16, 2017 , after St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez was cleared in the fatal shooting of Philando Castile . Yanez was also cleared of lesser counts related to endangering Reynolds and her daughter for firing his gun into the auto near them. Yanez claimed to have pulled Castile over because he fit the description of a suspect from a robbery that had occurred a few days earlier.


Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

Trump promises high paying jobs with new apprenticeship order

The Trump administration released an executive order authorizing the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to move forward with efforts to permit third parties-such as industry groups, trade associations, companies, and other nonprofit and for-profit providers-to certify Registered Apprenticeship programs.


Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

Senate Democrats weigh blockade to protest GOP health care plan

That was an extraordinary slap at legislation that Speaker Paul Ryan , R-Wis., guided through the House and that Trump himself had championed and praised at a Rose Garden ceremony. "Through this approach, we not only trade goods, but ideas". Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., complained last week. "It's a enormous transfer of wealth - probably one of the greatest in a short time in recent American history - where you have millions of people across the country who have health insurance under the ...



Someone Just Hit a Giant Powerball Jackpot

According to Powerball spokesman Andy Miller, the $448 million figure is based on the victor choosing an annuity that is paid out over the course of 29 years. If they choose to take a cash prize, they walk away with $279.1 million. He does not know which of his customers won the jackpot. The 10th largest Powerball drawing was held Saturday night.


United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

United States congressman Scalise still in critical condition - hospital

The House of Representatives' No. 3 Republican leader was in grave condition when he was first shot. The Congressman had been awake initially but, due to severe bleeding, had gone into shock by the time he arrived at the hospital. A hospital statement said Scalise was doing better over the previous 24 hours but would be in the hospital for some time. Rep. Franks says, "I have been notified there is an investigation I might be involved in".