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Chance for severe weather in the Stateline Wednesday afternoon, evening

We will have a break Wednesday afternoon before our next storm arrives. Expect scattered clouds, breezy conditions and temperatures warming into the 80s during the late morning hours. A chance of severe weather exists for the KVOE listening area late Tuesday afternoon into the evening. The region could be in for more potentially damaging storms on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Health care bill meets GOP skeptics in Senate

After dozens of symbolic votes, House Republicans finally pushed through a bill to gut Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, with President Donald Trump hailing the replacement as "a great plan" that has "really brought the Republican Party together".

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Trump says Russian Federation 'laughing up their sleeves' at turmoil

Trump told reporters after his meeting with Kissinger that the conversation was "about Russian Federation and various other matters". Former White House officials were alarmed at Russian photographers having full access to the US president's office, while the country's own press was kept out.

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How the GOP health bill would impact Americans on Medicaid

Chief among them: a guarantee of paying the same amount for coverage regardless of health history. Since these provisions only involve the individual insurance market, a small slice of the overall insurance picture (about 18 million are on the individual market), and merely make possible state waivers, they are inherently limited.

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Texas Legislature passes ban on so-called 'sanctuary cities'

Under the ban, local jurisdictions that do not comply with federal immigration laws could face fines of up to $25,000 per day and police chiefs, sheriffs, mayors, and cops could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, the most serious misdemeanor category in the state.

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Cinco de Mayo met with more ambivalence in age of Trump

Despite the fact that Francois Dominguez and Patricia Leon did not grow up celebrating Cinco de Mayo, the owners have embraced the holiday. But the Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident said she's reluctant to take part in Cinco de Mayo festivities this year as President Donald Trump steps up federal immigration enforcement and supporters back his call for the building of a wall along the U.S.

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Different president, same old government shutdown threats

They have opposed the underlying GOP bill because of its cuts in Medicaid and to federal subsidies Obama's law provides many people buying individual policies. "I don't want to start talking about a short-term CR on a Tuesday". Over the recess, Republicans and Democrats worked carefully to craft a must-pass spending bill that all parties could agree on and could be signed by the President, but the delicate negotiations have hit a few roadblocks in recent days.

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House approves Republican ACA replacement without employer mandate

When it comes to deductibles, it was so ridiculous, people didn't use them". "We're going to fight this as hard as we can", Sanders said . "Does any repeal-and-replace proposal reduce premiums for average Montanans and does it preserve rural access?" Just as the vote hit the magic 216 number, signifying passage, House Democrats began singing "Na Na Na Na, Hey, Hey, Hey, Goodbye", waving to their Republican colleagues.

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Trump to spend Day 100 in office talking tough on trade

The first 100 days of the Trump presidency has included two travel bans and several executive orders. Still, there were rows of empty seats and space on the floor as he spoke. -Edgar A. Poe Award victor: David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post for stories on Donald Trump's philanthropic claims. "Do we agree with that?" he asked the cheering crowd.

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House Republicans reveal health care amendment details

The fresh backing from that group exhumed the bill from the legislative graveyard, but leaders need moderates who've resisted the effort to jump aboard. "I'm not looking at this through a political lens". "We'll see, won't we?" Rep. DesJarlais said, "Obamacare hit Tennessee hard". It did not, however, change the thinking of many House Republicans, who continue to believe individuals should be held financially liable for a genetic predisposition toward diabetes or a random cellular ...

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Texas backs tough sanctuary city ban as federal push stalls

She was followed by state Rep. Rep. Ana Hernandez , a Houston Democrat who came to the United States as a child and undocumented immigrant, told colleagues she knows firsthand the impact the bill will have on many families. Eddie Lucio III , D-Brownsville, warned Republicans: "Do not mess with us today". Democrats say the amended version of the bill that was passed will lead to racial profiling.

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Grizzlies pull within 2-1 of Spurs with 105-94 win

The No. 2 seed Spurs lead the best-of-seven series 2-1 over the No. 7 seed Grizzlies after Memphis defeated San Antonio 105-94 on Thursday. Tony Parker added 22 points for the Spurs two nights after he didn't score and wasn't credited with an assist in San Antonio's Game 3 loss.

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Republicans survive election scare, win Kansas House seat

This reliably Republican district anchored by Wichita has an April 11 special election to pick a successor to Mike Pompeo, now Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director. The only time since at least 1993 that a candidate - Democrat or Republican - has outperformed their party this early in the two-year election cycle was following Obama's re-election victory, in the special election to replace Rep.

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Republicans consider deal on health-care bill

So I want to bring NPR White House correspondent Tamara Keith into the conversation here. "I don't think there are any credible sources you can rely on for dictating the road forward", Gurda said. The renewed effort comes as Congress returns from recess next week and as the Trump administration is fielding questions about its legislative accomplishments during its first 100 days in office.

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More spring storms offer severe weather Wednesday

It looks like the highest chance for severe thunderstorms could arrive between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. We are in the beginning of a complex weather system that will bring thunderstorms to the area and the possibility of severe weather and flash flooding.

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Texas Senate pitches simplified school funding formula

Throughout the evening, Huberty successfully moved to table many of his colleagues' proposed amendments to the bill, either because they would add to the bill's price tag or because he deemed them irrelevant to his legislation. Some parents showed up Tuesday because they heard - incorrectly - that Taylor's bill would cut all funding for gifted and talented students. It simply changes how that money gets to school districts.

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Democrats Aim To 'Make Trump Furious' In Georgia Election

A highly anticipated special election in Georgia is coming down to the wire Tuesday as Democrats look to deliver a major upset and turn the House race into a referendum on President Trump. If nobody finishes above 50 percent, the race goes to a June 20 run-off that is expected to pit Ossoff against one of the Republican hopefuls. "Millions have taken to the streets, flooded congressional phone lines, and attended town hall meetings to hold the Trump administration and Republicans in ...

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NY offers free college

As more apply, selectivity will increase , as administrators chase higher U.S. News & World Report rankings. The plan promises to cover the cost of college tuition at SUNY and CUNY schools for families making less than $125,000 per year.

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A Special Win for Republicans

Cruz told about 200 people who came to a GOP rally Monday that the Democratic hard-core base is going to show up for the special election . Estes received 53 percent of the vote in Kansas's 4th Congressional District, compared to Thompson's 46 percent.

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Wisconsin governor cancels Easter egg hunt due to manhunt

Cherokee St. Participate in an all-aspects camp (hitting, fielding, throwing, pitching, etc.) and have fun doing so! Registration is required as space is limited. Easter candy such as Peeps , Cadbury Eggs, and chocolate bunnies are a favorite among Americans. Uno Pizzeria and Grill will host its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning, April 15.

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Health Care Debacle: Trump Attacks Conservatives Over Bill Failure

The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of more than 30 GOP House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare". Actual people with real health needs are depending on our elected officials to work together to make the necessary changes. Ryan should know by now that the Freedom Caucus (they were formerly called tea party supporters) is not going to go along with any moderation of their hard-line conservative-libertarian approaches.

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N. Korea may have tested new technology in latest missile

President Trump has warned that the United States is prepared to act unilaterally to deal with North Korea's nuclear programme if China proves unwilling to help. Kim, the analyst, also said it's likely the North will continue to test-fire missiles over the next few months as it continues to pursue a reliable nuclear-tipped missile that can reach the mainland U.S.

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Tornado hits Georgia as rain, hail pelts Southeast

Strong to severe storms could arrive anytime after 4 p.m. until midnight. The main threat for any severe storms will exist between 3 a.m. and noon, and a few waves of strong and severe storms may roll through the area during that time. Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia and SC faced a heightened chance of tornadoes and potential flash flooding during the day. Storms and possible tornadoes passing through eastern Georgia caused officials shut down the course about 10 a.m.

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Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

Earlier in the exchange, Tur tried to spin Rice's request that Donald Trump associates be unmasked as "perfectly routine". But the complex nature of legal surveillance procedures creates an opportunity for useful confusion and misinformation.

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Trump aide lashes out at Freedom Caucus lawmaker

Likewise, President Trump should never have claimed that Barack Obama wiretapped him; it was irresponsible and divisive. "If somebody can get to the right of me in the primary, God bless him", Arizona Rep. President Trump's Twitter habits are rubbing off on his staff. Health care is famously complex, but it will become obvious if the president is working to undermine the only health care coverage available to tens of millions of Americans.

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Trump targets individual Freedom Caucus members in Obamacare tweetstorm

Conservatives don't have anything to gripe about yet since the bill is being written in secret, but they may resent getting it rammed past them in the scramble to avert a shutdown. "The Freedom Caucus didn't care". Trump had pushed for House Speaker Paul Ryan's bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act last week, but the bill was ultimately pulled before a vote as Ryan conceded he didn't have enough support to pass the measure.

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Final Four matchups that could make the difference

Washington's Markelle Fultz didn't even go dancing at all. "The rim protection that we have this year is different than anything we've been able to put out there", Few said. Gonzaga's Williams-Goss has been stellar, but will face an impressive defensive team that has been forcing turnovers at a high clip throughout the NCAA tournament .

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Environmental groups vowing to fight Trump climate actions

Trump's order on Tuesday raised worldwide concerns on whether the U.S. will do its bit to fight global warming. "But for too many local communities, energy on public lands has been more of a missed opportunity and has failed to include local consultation and partnership".

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Southland Dems Fume Over Trump's Environmental Order

It's a sweeping demolition of Obama-era policies on coal mining, fracking, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. Officials said the order "will look back and it will look forward", providing the framework for a new Trump-era energy framework that will emphasize more production, more jobs and fewer environmental safeguards.

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Kansas basketball v. Oregon (Elite Eight)

It hurts more to see guys around me". We seem to have these stories along KU's road to the Final Four this year. That momentum carried into the third quarter and a 3-pointer by Lexi Bando boosted Oregon's lead to 50-39 with 3:05 remaining.