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Author: 0 It's Jayson Tatum to Celtics at No. 3 in draft

Once the dust settled on the trade , players who spent one season in college continued to fly off the board. "It was unbelievable, really", said Fultz when asked about the feeling of crossing the stage after being announced as top pick. Lonzo Ball dreamed of playing in his Los Angeles hometown. The NBA just got a Finnisher. "It's been a little insane the last couple days", Duke forward Jayson Tatum said Wednesday.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall with maximum sustained winds near 40 mph

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Cindy's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 miles per hour, with continued weakening expected over the next two days. "This storm is going to affect the entire state", he said. Forecasters expected rain totals of 6 to 9 inches (150-220 millimeters), with up to 12 inches (300 millimeters) possible in some spots in Louisiana , Alabama , Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.

Author: 0 Senate GOP health bill: Tax cuts for rich

Senate Republican leadership released a "discussion draft " of their healthcare bill on Thursday, saying that there will be ample opportunity for senators to analyse, discuss and provide their thoughts before the legislation goes to the floor for a vote.

Author: 0 Senate, House, 'Obamacare': Three health care overhauls, compared

The truth is, 22 million people now have health insurance who might not have had it; the federal deficit didn't explode, which Republicans predicted; and the ACA was paid for with taxes on the wealthiest Americans and on medical industry companies.

U.S. Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss
Author: 0 Pelosi defends leadership following special election loss

After Democrat losses in the November election, Ryan challenged Pelosi for her leadership position, but she went on to win an eighth term as Democrat leader. The apparent effectiveness of such attacks alarmed some fellow Democrats , and they show no signs of letting up. Republican Karen Handel declared victory in Georgia's 6th Congressional District late Tuesday night with a promise that she'll work to gain the confidence of voters who backed her well-funded Democratic opponent.

Author: 0 Dead as Cindy Makes Landfall Along Gulf Coast

Cindy moved ashore as a tropical storm early Thursday near the Louisiana-Texas line. Baldwin County Sheriff's Capt. Stephen Arthur said witnesses reported the 10-year-old boy from Missouri was standing outside a condominium in Fort Morgan when the log, carried in by a large wave, struck him.

Author: 0 Senate GOP's Health Care Overhaul Would Bring 'Pain' to Americans: Obama

The Republican senators' play to move the bill further right (and the smaller effort to protect Planned Parenthood ) comes amid fierce protests from Democrats, none of whom are expected to vote for the Obamacare repeal. It's unclear whether Obama's words will convince any Republican senators to change their votes on the bill. "By almost any measure, it has failed, and no amount of 11th-hour, reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going ...

Author: 0 Senate Bill to repeal Obamacare, Reaction to cuts in Georiga

The Senate released a revised GOP health care bill on Thursday, June 22, with major cuts to Medicaid , reproductive health, and mental health programs widely used by people in New Mexico. The bill is expected to get a floor vote sometime next week. The Senate bill would maintain Obamacare's tax credit system, but it would scale back the value of the credits.

Author: 0 How the Republican health care bill changes Obamacare

At some point, McConnell will bring the bill to the floor. "Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle-class and Americans deserve better than the failing status quo". "This legislation will result in millions of Americans losing their health care". Moderates thought the bill was too harsh, while conservatives wanted a faster rollback of Obamacare.

U.S. Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition
Author: 0 Hospital: Scalise upgraded to fair condition

Investigators did not find any threats to members of Congress on Hodgkinson's social media accounts, though he frequently posted about his disdain for Republicans, Slater said . A lobbyist, a congressional aide and a U.S. Capitol Police officer were also shot in the incident. Quick and heroic actions by a Capitol Police security detail and Alexandria Police thankfully averted others from being shot or killed.

U.S. Former Milwaukee Cop Acquitted for Killing Sylville Smith
Author: 0 Former Milwaukee Cop Acquitted for Killing Sylville Smith

Smith's death sparked protests and overall unrest in the city with this verdict likely to do so again. But the former officer's attorney countered that his client made a split-second decision to protect his life and that of another officer.

Author: 0 Senate Republicans unveil Obamacare replacement bill

Despite opposition to Medicaid expansion by Gov. Rick Scott and Florida's Republican-led legislature, the Sunshine State has led the country in enrollment on the Affordable Care Act exchange, with almost 1.7 million consumers. The legislation also provides more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. Sen . Dean Heller, R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions".

U.S. Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'
Author: 0 Washington Hospital Upgrades Scalise's Condition From 'Serious' to 'Fair'

Scalise's wounds last week included a bullet puncturing his left hip and traveling across to the other hip, causing "substantial damage" to blood vessels, bones and some internal organs. Jack Sava, MedStar's director of trauma. By Saturday evening, they had been largely successful. No victims died in the shootout. Others injured in the shooting include two Capitol Police officers, Special Agents David Bailey and Crystal Griner; Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods; and Zach Barth, a ...

Author: 0 Health care protesters dragged out of US Capitol

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the House bill would cause 23 million people to lose coverage by 2026. Senate GOP leaders face the hard task of crafting a bill that is acceptable to party members who have competing ideologies and priorities.

Author: 0 Three Cats Go In NBA Draft

While the draft may not ultimately be as good as some like to believe - it is not the 2003 Draft, sorry - it still has several star-caliber players. De'Aaron Fox From the courts of Cypress Lakes High School to the University of Kentucky, De'Aaron Fox will have an opportunity of a lifetime tonight in NY.

U.S. Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings
Author: 0 Trump tweetstorms wash away White House press briefings

Press secretary Sean Spicer defended the White House's accessibility on Wednesday, even as briefings have occurred infrequently and ground rules change day to day. "They've chose to bypass the media completely and stop pretending there's anything to gain". David Boardman, chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, said Trump's method of communicating via Twitter creates a compelling need "to follow up on those 140-character proclamations with questions".

U.S. 1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast
Author: 0 1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center . Heavy rain and some flash flooding have been reported already along the Gulf Coast since Tuesday, but more is on the way.

Author: 0 Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall In Southwest Louisiana

Forecasters predict thunderstorms spawned from Tropical Storm Cindy will move into southern Arkansas Thursday night and begin to spread, bringing heavy rain south and east of Little Rock into Friday . "Cindy is expected to produce rain accumulations of 3 to 6 inches with isolated maximum amounts up to 12 inches over eastern Texas, western and central Louisiana and southern and eastern Arkansas through Friday morning", the NHC said.

Author: 0 Senate Health Care Bill Could Be In Jeopardy As Conservatives Announce Opposition

Medicaid now provides all the money needed to cover eligible recipients and procedures for millions of newly insured people. Republicans say it costs too much and involves the federal government too much in healthcare. It's not clear yet whether Georgia's US senators support the bill. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., facing a tough re-election fight next year, said he had "serious concerns' about the bill's Medicaid reductions".

Author: 0 Heavy Rains And Flooding As Tropical Storm Cindy Makes Landfall

A 10-year-old boy from Missouri died Wednesday after a log struck him outside a beachfront condo in Fort Morgan, Alabama , the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office said. Forecasters expected rain totals of 6 to 9 inches (150-220 millimeters), with up to 12 inches (300 millimeters) possible in some spots in Louisiana , Alabama , Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle.

Author: 0 Capitol Police arrest 43 protesters at 'die-in' in Senate office building

Later Thursday, Trump tweeted that he was "very supportive" of the legislation, and that he looked forward to "making it really special". And they would bar people from using tax credits to buy policies that pay for abortion, and also block Planned Parenthood from getting any money from Medicaid for a year.

U.S. Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks
Author: 0 Trump tweets prediction about Comey's 'totally illegal' and 'cowardly' leaks

Trump and his personal lawyer have strongly denied much of Comey's claims , with the president disputing Friday that he had asked for loyalty from the FBI director and asked him to lay off the Flynn investigation. "Anyone who has ever worked with Jim as far as I know, certainly speaking for myself, holds him in incredibly high esteem", said Sharon McCarthy, who worked for him at the U.S.

Author: 0 Supreme Court to Consider Case on Partisan Gerrymandering

The Constitution requires states to redo their political maps to reflect population changes identified in the once-a-decade census. But those instances hinged on racial makeup of districts, whereas the Wisconsin case hinges more explicitly on partisan gerrymandering .

Author: 0 Georgia prisoners Rowe and Dubose caught after massive manhunt

As they were driving away, a Tennessee trooper was arriving at the couple's home to perform a welfare check. She says both men were taken into custody in Christiana, Tennessee. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills offered his condolences to the families of the fallen officers and those who were victim to the escaped inmates .

Author: 0 Trump reverses course in Qatar call

Only an hour later, Tillerson sat in the front row in the Rose Garden as Trump enthusiastically embraced the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt and others to punish Qatar. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. More than 11,000 USA and coalition forces are at al Udeid Air Base in Qatar, from which more than 100 aircraft operate.

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