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National Insurers Say Trump Must Do More To Stabilize 'Obamacare'
Author: 0 Insurers Say Trump Must Do More To Stabilize 'Obamacare'

The AHCA largely drew on the pro-insurance company underpinnings of Obamacare, further shoring up the for-profit private insurers while cutting costs for the government and corporations. The measure also allows insurers to raise deductibles and co-pays. This would change to 20 percent under the new rules, meaning less coverage would be available to the poor and underserved.

National SNL's Cold Open Shows 'Trump' Choosing Jared Kushner Over Steve Bannon
Author: 0 SNL's Cold Open Shows 'Trump' Choosing Jared Kushner Over Steve Bannon

Word has been that Bannon's nationalism wasn't jibing with the idealogies of others close to Trump, like Kushner. "There's been a lot of drama in the house, and that's okay, but one of you must go, now". about all three. "Spicey finally made a mistake", he says, frustrated, and sweaty from the costume. "I know they were sent there on trains but at least they didn't have to fly United".

Author: 0 Protesters to take to streets to demand Trump release tax returns

His administration's excuse? " People don't care ". Marchers in Washington are expected to be joined by those in more than 100 other cities across the country and world, including New Orleans, San Antonio, Nashville and London, organizers say.

National Arrest made in connection to murder of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte
Author: 0 Arrest made in connection to murder of Princeton jogger Vanessa Marcotte

Marcotte was visiting from NY, where she worked as an executive for Google , when she went for a run the afternoon of August 7. It was because Marcotte fought against her attacker that police were able to find him. In February, Early said DNA evidence had led them to develop the profile of a person of interest in the case. " Vanessa Marcotte was a much loved member of the Google team, working in our NY office for the previous year and a half, and known for her ubiquitous smile, passion ...

Author: 0 Thousands of Protesters To Call for Trump's Tax Returns on Saturday

David Burton, a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, says the Republican Party's somewhat muted approach to the tax-filing deadline this year stands in contrast to past events when copies of the tax code were used as props in mock funerals or dropped into Boston harbor.

Author: 0 Payers in Exchanges Don't Get It

At the same time, President Donald Trump is threatening to destabilize those insurers by withholding from them about $7 billion in federal reimbursements as a way to force Democrats to begin negotiating the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

National Iowa governor signs wide-ranging gun bill into law
Author: 0 Iowa governor signs wide-ranging gun bill into law

Among the bill's more controversial parts is a "Stand Your Ground" provision that says citizens who are not doing anything illegal can lawfully use "reasonable force, including deadly force" if they believe their lives are being threatened.

Author: 0 Trump lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

The resolution allows states to withhold federal family planning grants from organizations that provide abortion services, like Planned Parenthood . President Trump appeared ready to accept congressional Republicans' idea of using a broad health care overhaul to strip all federal funds from the group.

National Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms
Author: 0 Civil rights groups alarmed over retreat on police reforms

Numerous speakers urged the judge to sign the agreement. It was developed following an investigation that found excessive use of force and other abuses by the police department. "The Department has determined that permitting it more time to examine the consent decree proposed in this case in light of these initiatives will help ensure that the best result is achieved for the people of the City", they wrote , asking for a hearing set for Thursday to be postponed until June.

National McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack
Author: 0 McCain: Russia cooperated with Syria in chemical attack

Although these exercises with Russian Federation generate public attention, official data show that Serbia's most significant military cooperation is with the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries. According to Reuters news agency, Howard said Vucic's overwhelming victory in Serbia's presidential election on April 2 could help stabilise the country.

National Gorsuch may be decisive vote in divisive Supreme Court cases
Author: 0 Gorsuch may be decisive vote in divisive Supreme Court cases

Still, Democrats were aghast. Presided over by Vice President Mike Pence, the 54-45 near party-line vote caps a partisan saga that has seen Republicans pursue a rule change widely regarded as the "nuclear option". Gorsuch was nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the vacancy left on the court by the February 2016 death of Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.

National T'storm chances Wednesday night
Author: 0 T'storm chances Wednesday night

Isolated thunderstorms are possible Sunday night . "There is another chance for showers late Wednesday night into Thursday ". Friday night , a chance of showers before 7 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Tuesday . A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. That same system will stay around and we could see more showers Monday and Tuesday as well.

National Video Shows Cop Tackle, Punch Man After 'Jaywalking'
Author: 0 Video Shows Cop Tackle, Punch Man After 'Jaywalking'

On Tuesday morning, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg issued a statement regarding this incident. It is unclear what Cain Jr. said next, but the cop can be clearly heard saying, "you were jaywalking". A few seconds later - as the officer is seen twisting Cain's right arm to a nearly-vertical angle while he is lying on his stomach - another officer enters the frame.

National New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition
Author: 0 New York lawmakers approve free middle class college tuition

Each year until 2019, the income cap will lift until it reaches $125,000. Those eligible will pay nothing for tuition, which costs $6,470 annually at four-year schools and about $4,350 a year at community colleges. An estimated 200,000 students would be eligible once the program is fully implemented. This is a vital step in making an education easier to achieve, and hopefully other states will follow New York's lead.

National Easter egg hunts set for weekend
Author: 0 Easter egg hunts set for weekend

People can order wood fired pizzas from 11 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. There will be thousands of eggs and prizes for kids age 0 to 10 and free photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny. It looks like President Donald Trump and his administration are facing another existential crisis: organizing the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

National Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors
Author: 0 Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors

With patrons still frenetic over Garcia's eagle, Rose holed key birdie putts on Nos. "I was not comfortable in the driving range, but after a couple of holes, I picked up confidence, started to hit some good shots and putted very well", Garcia told Efe.

Author: 0 ACM Awards 2017: Best and worst moments

In presenting the award for song of the year Sunday, magician David Copperfield and Entertainment Tonight host Nancy O'Dell opened an envelope and announced the victor was Emma Stone for " La La Land ". The Album of the Year award went to Miranda Lambert for " Weight of these Wings ". The CMA Awards, the American Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards have been losing viewers over the past three years as viewership becomes more fragmented.

National Texas voter ID law was created to discriminate, judge rules
Author: 0 Texas voter ID law was created to discriminate, judge rules

She also concluded in Monday's ruling that the law "had a discriminatory impact" and that there had been a "pattern of conduct unexplainable on grounds other than (the) race factor". "The court's decision.should issue the death knell for burdensome voter ID requirements in Texas and across the country". But recently, the Justice Department reversed its course under President Donald Trump's administration and withdrew its claim in the case.

National At least 1 dead after shooting near upscale mall in South Florida
Author: 0 At least 1 dead after shooting near upscale mall in South Florida

City of Miami and CIty of Coral Gables police officers work the shooting scene at the Shops at Merrick Park on April 8, 2017 in Coral Gables , Florida . In a Twitter post, a gym member shared the email sent by Equinox on Sunday. An investigation is ongoing, police said. "We want to celebrate both of them here, and open a dialogue that we hope we can all have as a company, and as a family, in the coming days".

Author: 0 Police hunt for gun theft suspect with manifesto for Trump

In the video , as Jakubowski walks to the mailbox, he says "Revolution" and "It's time for change". While it is apparent that so many in the community are helping law enforcement keep watch for this subject, we continue to need additional tips and leads to help locate Jakubowski.

National Buildings Collapse In Portsmouth, NH Fire
Author: 0 Buildings Collapse In Portsmouth, NH Fire

The State Street Saloon was a staple of Portsmouth's downtown culture and many people, like Alison Burridge, were out to mourn the loss. City firefighters did an immediate search of the apartments on second and third floors of the building where flames had started spreading throughout, the chief said.

Author: 0 NY to offer free tuition to 4-year public colleges, universities

Their families must earn no more than $100,000. That cap will lift to $110,000 the next year and ultimately reach up to $125,000 in 2019. "Today, college is what high school was - it should always be an option even if you can't afford it", said Cuomo in a statement .

National Amber Alert issued for KC-area girl
Author: 0 Amber Alert issued for KC-area girl

Police are also looking for William L. Dela Cruz, 22, who is believed to be driving a Silver 2015 Nissan Versa with Maryland license plate 6CK5071. Anyone with information on the girl's whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Blue Springs Police Department at 816-228-0152.

Author: 0 Trump attacks his own side after health care bill failure

On Friday, Republican House leaders canceled a scheduled vote and withdrew the American Health Care Act , which was proposed by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and supported by Trump, from further consideration. Ted Poe (R-Texas), then made a decision to resign from the caucus. "I think the losers are Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer because now they own Obamacare", he added, referring to the House and Senate Democratic leaders.

National Prison In South Carolina Scene Of 4 Inmate Deaths
Author: 0 Prison In South Carolina Scene Of 4 Inmate Deaths

Authorities charged Denver Simmons, 35, and Jacob Philip, 25, with 4 counts of murder each, according to a report. Cause of death or any further information was not released. The fourth inmate, Jimmy Ham , was arrested in Darlington County. Authorities said the officers, who were charged with attempted murder and misconduct in office, stabbed an inmate while he was handcuffed.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans OK the 'Nuclear Option' to Confirm Gorsuch

Senate Democrats voted against ending debate on Gorsuch's nomination on a near party-line vote, leaving Republicans shy the 60-vote hurdle required by Senate rules to move on to a final confirmation vote. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., unsuccessfully tried twice to stall McConnell's efforts, the network noted. Democrats remain angry that Republicans refused to consider former president Barack Obama's nomination of Garland to replace Scalia.

National Louisiana Mother And Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Are Killed In Tornado
Author: 0 Louisiana Mother And Her 3-Year-Old Daughter Are Killed In Tornado

Authorities say a suspected tornado demolished a mobile home in southern Louisiana, killing a mother and her 3-year-old daughter. There have been multiple reports of flash flooding across parts of MS into Louisiana. "Damaging winds, possibly widespread and significant, are anticipated throughout much of the region", the NWS said earlier. We are in a moderate risk for severe weather Wednesday with our threat level being a 4 out of 5.

National Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court without support of Illinois' senators
Author: 0 Gorsuch confirmed to Supreme Court without support of Illinois' senators

McConnell refused to hold a hearing for Obama nominee, Chief Judge Merrick Garland, for almost a year - an action that continues to galvanize Democrats. But Democrats replied that they were left no choice after Republicans' systematic abuse of the filibuster during the first four years of the Obama presidency, making it extraordinarily hard to confirm lower court and executive branch nominees.

Author: 0 Gov. Brown lifts drought emergency in California

Those counties still face groundwater supply shortages. "This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner", Brown said. Initially, after last winter's El Niño brought moderate rains to Northern California, the state was expected to suffer through a dry winter, thanks to the La Niña effect.

National First lady Melania Trump's official photo revealed
Author: 0 First lady Melania Trump's official photo revealed

Even recent first ladies, such as Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, have White House portraits that are painted. Could a police procedural drama be the First Lady's next move? Moreover, the press team added that Barron's continuing education would be interrupted if he lives in the White House .

National Sheriff's Office: Woman Taking Selfie Under Foresthill Bridge Falls 60 Feet
Author: 0 Sheriff's Office: Woman Taking Selfie Under Foresthill Bridge Falls 60 Feet

The sheriff's office said walking on the girders is a violation of the law, and urged people to cross the bridge via the designated pathways. She is expected to recover from her injuries, said Placer County Sheriff. While the woman in question fell on the trail 60ft below, officers said no one would survive if they fell all the way to the bottom of the American River Canyon.

Author: 0 Closing arguments set in ex-NFL star's double murder trial

He said he never saw a drink spilled on Hernandez. Prosecutors called their final witness on Friday , medical examiner Dr. Katherine Lindstrom, who explained to the court that one of the victims may have felt pain in their final moments.

National This One Gleaming Detail in Melania Trump's Official Portrait Has Liberals Fuming
Author: 0 This One Gleaming Detail in Melania Trump's Official Portrait Has Liberals Fuming

Even before she entered the White House , tons of designers weighed in on if they would ever dress Trump and why or why not, and it still remains a divisive issue. "Oh, I think it's my chair", the Queen said, adjusting her seat. Others on social media, including actor George Takei and Russian pop band Pussy Riot, used the portrait to take a swipe at the rumoured shaky state of Donald and Melania's marriage.

National White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall
Author: 0 White House calls for domestic cuts to finance border wall

Once in the Oval Office, Trump nearly immediately signed an executive order calling for the wall to be built and the Department of Homeland Security has requested proposals. "According to Trump's order, "'southern border' shall mean the contiguous land border between the United States and Mexico, including all points of entry.

Author: 0 Rick Ford with Floridians for Health Care on Radioactivity Friday

However, we can provide these protections without costly mandates. Health plans that are cheaper - but potentially useless to people who are seriously ill - could proliferate if the tweaks to the GOP health bill being discussed by Republican lawmakers move forward, several health policy experts said.