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Sanders: Sickened at shooting attack by possible supporter

A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington . Scalise was in critical condition at a Washington hospital. Also wounded were one current congressional aide and one former aide who now works as a lobbyist, officials said.

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Virginia primary to help gauge US political mood under Trump

Party officials, and many Democratic voters, say that whoever wins, the emphasis should be on defeating the GOP nominee this November, with the goal of delivering a shock to the White House. Voter registrars on and around the Peninsula reported no Election Day problems with light turnout for Tuesday's primary elections. Northam has emphasized his biography - rural upbringing, Army veteran, and pediatric neurologist - as well as his bona fides with key progressive groups that make up the ...

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Trump claims 'complete vindication' after Comey testimony

Rather than relieve the pressure, Trump's decision to fire Comey has generated an even bigger political and legal threat. "Tell me the difference between your conclusion as far as former Secretary Clinton is concerned and Mr. If Robert Mueller , the independent prosecutor now running the FBI investigation, has not subpoenaed the tapes yet, you can believe somebody is drafting an order .

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Trump keeps his promises scrapping climate deal

This is not the type of leadership Britain needs either to negotiate Brexit or stand up to defend our planet in an era of climate change ". This country is the world's second biggest carbon emitter behind China. His estimate is that pulling out of the Paris agreement would cost the USA economy $8.2 trillion through 2100. With two of Trump's marquee campaign promises - repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting taxes - stalled in Congress, Trump has appeared particularly eager to act ...

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Nike Issues Statement on Donald Trump's Withdrawal from Paris Climate Deal

Or more precisely, four years from the date the agreement was signed on 4 November 2016 - which takes us to exactly one day after the next USA presidential election in 2020. On Friday, a host of US states, cities, and companies vowed to live up to the terms of the deal. Almost 30 cities across the country, from Orlando to Salt Lake City, have committed to getting 100% of their energy from renewable resources as part of a Sierra Club coalition.

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GOP focus on lowering health premiums may undermine benefits

One in five (11 million) people with Medicare who also rely on Medicaid will lose their access to home and community-based services, nursing home care, and other critical services. Nonpartisan analysts have said the House plan would undermine insurance markets, and in response, Senate Republicans are expected to craft a more modest version.

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Peter Kraus: 5 Things To Know About Rachel's Frontrunner On 'The Bachelorette'

DeMario in the locker room before the confrontation. DeMario's first reaction upon seeing Lexie was "Ahhh, who - who's this?" The two are one of the most successful married Hollywood couples out there, and they also are new parents who are still trying to get used to that aspect of life.

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Mortimore Advances to NCAA Championships for Third Straight Year

Junior Vanessa Blanchard, an All-American in the high jump last season, is seeded 16 with a qualifying mark of 5-7. In the day's running preliminary events , six Bulldogs advanced to the quarterfinals. Kohlwey's time of 13.66 seconds was only two-tenths of a second behind victor Janelle Perry, a sophomore at Ursuline (Ohio) College. Jacklyn Howell also advanced with the third-fastest time of the first round.

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Texas pushes ahead with 'bathroom bill' as others shy away

Some of this year's most controversial subjects - the "bathroom bill ", voter ID overhaul , property tax reform and the sunset safety net bill - are still winding their way through the legislative process. "The problem is, it's putting every school district in our state in a state of flux", said Rep. Tim Hodge, D-North Newton, voting against a bill he termed "unconstitutional".

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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.