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Schumer: Senate Health Care Bill 'Even Meaner' Than House Proposal

And, as expected, there are zero Democratic votes. Ron Wyden, blasted the bill as large tax break to wealthy Americans and claimed Americans on Medicaid would lose their insurance. On paper, the tax would take effect in 2026, generating billions of dollars in revenue every year after. WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle ...



Otto Warmbier's hometown prepares for funeral

Sentenced to hard labor early a year ago for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, Warmbier was medically evacuated to the United States in a coma last week after almost 18 months in captivity. Warmbier, 22, died Monday, after he was was flown home last week in a coma with severe brain damage. Warmbier's friends and relatives described him as a bright young man beloved in his community.


Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids

Missouri attorney general sues drug companies over opioids

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that every day, 91 people die from opioid overdose in the United States , and that the number may even be underestimated. Lastly, Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals said it recognizes that the opioid epidemic is a serious public health issue and that the company has acted responsibly in the best interests of patients.



Dems slam new Senate health care bill as 'meaner'

Pat Roberts of Kansas. The Senate version of its replacement, which has yet to undergo scrutiny from the Congressional Budget Office , is steeped in reckless disrespect for the intelligence of the American people, and a callous and even risky attitude toward the poor and the middle class when it comes to ensuring their health care.


Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

For state officials in Alabama , Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, their greatest concern is flooding. Authorities continued to warn that driving rains spinning off from the storm could still cause unsafe flash floods. Tropical storm Cindy made landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border early Thursday morning. Cindy has since been downgraded to a tropical depression, meaning sustained wind fell below 39 miles per hour.