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  • Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

    Democrats use budget office report to attack GOP health bill

    Their estimate concluded the revised version of the Republicans' health care bill will see 23 million more uninsured people by the year 2026, and millions more will pay higher premiums for stingier benefits. The upshot is that people making $68,200 a year who are in the two younger ages (21 and 40) will pay less in premiums annually because they will get a tax credit not available to people at their income level under Obamacare.

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  • Most Excited 'Price Is Right' Contestant Ever Sets Plinko Record

    Most Excited 'Price Is Right' Contestant Ever Sets Plinko Record

    Belz got to Plinko by winning a digital camera in the bidder's row introductory round, where he shrewdly bid $1. Once again, Ryan took off running. As the next token falls to $1000 followed by the next giving another $10000, Ryan can be heard screaming "Oh My God!" Ryan landed $10,000 with his first chip drop - and he couldn't believe it.

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  • Arizona State's Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women's title

    Arizona State's Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women's title

    Three months ago, Kupcho suffered a concussion when a spectator got tangled up with her pull cart as she was being driven to a green, causing her to fall and bang her head against the concrete path. "We're looking forward to the next two days of stroke play, where we have the opportunity to crown the individual champion, as well as determine the eight teams advancing to match play, which will begin Tuesday morning".

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  • Supreme Court rules North Carolina congressional districts racially gerrymandered

    Pushing more Democrats into the 1st and 12th left adjoining districts with Republican advantages. Republican lawmakers have repeated argued from the beginning that District 12 was drawn to comply with the Voting Rights Act. What makes this Supreme Court ruling such a bombshell is that it essentially states that the argument that districts with an unusually large number of non-white voters can not use race as a proxy for party, or in other words, maps can not be drawn on the assumption ...

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  • Cosby 'holding up' as jury pick gets underway

    In a case where the defense has claimed racism is a factor, it's noteworthy that three black women were questioned, but none of them were chosen. Under the law, jurors can have some knowledge of the case , as long as they can base their verdict exclusively on the evidence at trial, said Douglas Sughrue, a Pittsburgh defense attorney.

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  • Three teenagers denied bail in MS boy's shooting death

    Three teenagers denied bail in MS boy's shooting death

    Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington, and Byron McBride - all in their late teens - are being held without bond in the Madison County Detention Center . Wakefield is a senior at Ridgeland High School in Ridgeland, Miss. Wakefield's aunt, who did not want to be named, said she believes her nephew is innocent.

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  • Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

    Gowdy Expected to Take Chaffetz's Post as Head of Oversight Committee

    Chaffetz spoke with reporters about his decision to resign the 3rd Congressional District seat on Thursday at his home in Alpine, ending weeks of speculation. Trump has long complicated Chaffetz's life. "The overwhelming driving force is the idea that I just love my family", Chaffetz said. Chaffetz breezed through his re-election battles and ascended to chairmanship of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2015, a position that set him on a fast track to national prominence.

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  • Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

    Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians

    Flynn had those talks with Russia's ambassador shortly before Trump took office, and made misleading statements to top administration officials when it came to the nature of those conversations. Last week, the Daily Beast published a report that said White House lawyers have told him several times not to reach out to Flynn. Why? Second, that he wants to bring Flynn back if the investigation of him doesn't turn up anything.

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  • MOVING ON: Illinois men's golf advances to NCAA Championships

    MOVING ON: Illinois men's golf advances to NCAA Championships

    The absence of homes on the golf course, along with the pristine condition of the golf course and a world class design make Aldarra a true golfers paradise. Senior Mia Landegren (+17) finished at 17-over par and is tied for 126th. Penn State performances: Miller and Davis combined for eight birdies on Wednesday , while Charles Huntzinger shot a respectable 73 and Alec Bard shot a 79.

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  • Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

    Fox News' Guilfoyle up for White House press secretary job

    Sean Spicer's role as press secretary took a vulnerable turn over the weekend when US President Donald Trump hinted that the man was not up for the pressures of the job. She said, "I think it really struck a chord with people , realizing, 'Gee, that could be me up there'". "You've got to maintain on getting in front of POTUS, talk to him, and have like five, six minutes with him afore you go out there and take the podium, or else you're driving blind".

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  • Tornadoes in Wisconsin, Oklahoma leave 2 dead

    The victim's identity has not been released, although officials said he was in a vehicle at the time. More than 200 first responders have been on the scene assisting in the last 24 hours. Chetek Mayor Jeff Martin tells KSTP-TV that several turkey barns in the area were also hit hard. The Elk City police chief told KWTV some people were trapped inside tornado-damaged homes.

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  • CT's April jobless rate moves up to 4.9%

    CT's April jobless rate moves up to 4.9%

    A total of 2.3 lakh jobs were added to the eight sectors covered in the quarterly survey including manufacturing, construction, trade, transport, accommodation and restaurants, IT/BPO, education and health. The biggest reductions were seen in education and health services, which lost 1,200 jobs, and financial activities, which was down 1,000. March's job gain was revised downward to 600, from an initially reported increase of 1,300.

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  • Amtrak train conductor shot by passenger near Chicago

    Amtrak train conductor shot by passenger near Chicago

    The conductor was hit in the torso, and suffered non-life threatening injuries. "Without knowing the intent or motive of the suspect, I think it is very important and could have saved some lives by passengers taking that person and holding him for police", he said.

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  • Graham Nash, Michael Stipe among artists contributing to Chelsea Manning benefit album

    Graham Nash, Michael Stipe among artists contributing to Chelsea Manning benefit album

    Among the records Manning has admitted to passing on to WikiLeaks was a video showing a 2007 U.S. Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed 11 men and 750,000 classified documents that contained military and diplomatic dispatches. Greenwald explains that after top USA officials condemned, denounced and deemed Manning as a traitor, living in this country will be an uphill battle for the 29-year-old soldier.

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  • US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

    US Justice Department to probe police shooting of Texas teen

    Roy Oliver, the former Balch Springs Police Officer who fatally shot Edwards, is now facing murder charges from the DOJ. Oliver was sacked and charged with murder in the April 29 shooting and is free on bond. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting. Police now say the auto carrying a Black ninth grader was driving away from them when they shot into it, rather than towards them.

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  • 'The Right and Moral Thing to Do': Sessions Orders Tougher Prison Sentences

    'The Right and Moral Thing to Do': Sessions Orders Tougher Prison Sentences

    Then, in the 2000s, some states and counties began toning down the prosecutorial fervor (even as, in many others, things went on as before) well before the Obama administration's policy changes began to have an impact. "Mandatory minimum sentences have unfairly and disproportionately incarcerated too many minorities for too long..." "The attorney general's new guidelines, a reversal of a policy that was working, will accentuate the injustice in our criminal justice system", Paul wrote, ...

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  • Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of NC Voter ID Law

    The court unanimously declined to hear an appeal of the 4 Circuit's decision that North Carolina's 2013 voting law discriminated against African American voters "with nearly surgical precision". "The only clear factor linking these various "reforms" (was) their impact on African American voters", a three-judge panel of the 4th Circuit stated in its July 2106 decision.

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  • Historically Black University Cancels Sen. John Cornyn's Speech After Outcry

    Historically Black University Cancels Sen. John Cornyn's Speech After Outcry

    More than 800 people signed a petition to protest Texas Southern University's decision to invite Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican, to speak at its Saturday commencement ceremony . Schiller was among those Trump consulted about Comey and was tapped by the president to deliver a letter informing the director of his firing. He had called for such an investigation of Democrat Hillary Clinton's private email server while she was Obama's secretary of state.

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  • Callista Gingrich will soon be named ambassador to Vatican

    Callista Gingrich will soon be named ambassador to Vatican

    Soon after the presidential inauguration, Newt told CNN that Trump was considering his wife to be the ambassador to Vatican. Have a terrific weekend. Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland in 1979. Trump is scheduled to meet with the pope at the Vatican on May 24 as part of a trip that will also include stops in Israel and Saudi Arabia as well as appearances at meetings of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Group of Seven leading economic countries.

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