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Health Care Briefing: Senate Health Care Vote: Revolt Over Narrow Repeal MeasureThe Senate is moving closer to wrapping up debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, but lawmakers have still not seen the bill they’re discussing.Former Obama Aides Lead Opposition to Health Care RepealAs Republicans seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act, scores of former Obama aides who helped create the law are fighting to save it.‘I Am Totally Burned Out’: Patients Watch Health Care Debate With DreadThe war in Congress over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has brought anxiety to the people whose health insurance is at risk.Anthony Scaramucci’s Uncensored Rant: Foul Words and Threats to Get Priebus FiredUsing vulgar language in an interview with The New Yorker, Mr. Scaramucci, the White House communications director, disparaged his adversaries.Transgender People Can Still Serve for Now, U.S. Military SaysThe military’s policy is unchanged until the White House alters the rules, a top Pentagon official said a day after President Trump announced that the armed services would bar transgender members.Justice Department Says Rights Law Doesn’t Protect GaysThe unusual brief came in a Long Island case that could prove to be a test of whether federal anti-discrimination laws should cover gay workers.Right and Left React to Trump’s Transgender BanRead about how the other side thinks: Writers across the political spectrum on the president’s barring of transgender people from military service.Senate, Republicans, Scaramucci: Your Thursday Evening BriefingHere’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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GOP senators say they’ll vote for repeal bill if promised it won’t become law.“Seriously, this is weapons grade bonkers.”Anthony Scaramucci Goes On Crass, Unhinged Rampage Against Top White House AidesThe White House’s new communications director isn’t hiding his distaste for Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon.Official: Ride Was Inspected 3 Or 4 Times Before The Ohio State Fair OpenedTyler Jarrell, the 18-year-old victim, was in the process of joining the Marines.Donald Trump Asked For Russian Help In The Election 1 Year Ago TodayThere's now a pile of evidence of Trump-Russia contacts and four ongoing investigations.Jeff Bezos Is No Longer 'World's Richest Man' As Amazon Stock DropsWell, that was quick.Insurers Warn GOP That 'Skinny' Bill Would Have Big, Bad EffectsLike the experts, they think this latest scheme would destabilize markets.Pulitzer Prize-Winner James Risen Leaving The New York TimesThe high-profile reporter is taking a buyout as the paper reorganizes its newsroom.
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Putin lashes out at 'anti-Russia hysteria'Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he "very much regrets" the worsening of relations between Russia and the United States.Scaramucci: Priebus a 'paranoid schizophrenic'CNN's Ryan Lizza received a phone call from White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci asking him to name one of his sources. During the call, Scaramucci called President Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus a "paranoid schizophrenic."Venezuela bans protests ahead of vote[Breaking news update, published at 2:21 p.m. ET]Village elders order rape of 17-year-old girlVillage elders in Pakistan ordered the rape of a 17-year-old girl after her brother was accused of raping another girl.Charlie Gard to be moved to hospiceCharlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a bitter legal battle that has garnered global attention, is to have his life support treatment withdrawn.France to set up refugee 'hot spots' in LibyaFrance has announced its intention to set up "hot spots" in Libya to process refugee claims and help deter people from attempting the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean.
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Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar New Yorker interview is beyond wordsThe new White House communications director is vindictive and volatile in the interview, muses about killing people and metaphorically talked about colleagues performing sex acts upon themselves.Ryan says he’s willing to negotiate on Senate health-care bill, boosting repeal effortHouse Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a measured statement that he was open to a conference committee to continue talks on the “skinny repeal,” after a group of key Republican senators threatened to sink the bill if the House did not agree to negotiate with the goal of creating a more sweeping rollback of the Affordable Care Act.A trifecta of criticism for President Trump with this message: Change your behaviorOn controversies ranging from his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to the military transgender ban to the Boy Scouts, Trump got an earful from those considered friendly to him.Congress sends Russia sanctions bill to Trump, but it’s unclear whether he will sign itThe administration has said that the president may veto a bill increasing sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, despite there being veto-proof majorities in both the Senate and House. The Senate voted to pass the bill Thursday, two days after the House passed it 419-3.
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Russia probe could reveal Trump's closest-held secretsRussia probe reaches into Trump's closest secretsScaramucci calls Priebus 'paranoid schizophrenic' in expletive-filled rant to reporterColorful is a serious understatement for the language the new White House communications director used.Senate health care debate devolves into confusion and empty votesHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the narrow repeal bill the Senate is hoping to pass appears to be the only way forward to replace Obamacare.Where should you retire? Here's one way to balance costs and quality of lifeWalletHub measured the affordability, availability of activities for retirees, quality of life, and level of healthcare access of 150 U.S. cities.Trump's newest hire, Anthony Scaramucci, takes on Chief of Staff Reince PriebusThe near-constant in-fighting within President Trump's White House burst back into public view Thursday.Joe Gibbs Racing suspends two Martin Truex Jr. crewmenJoe Gibbs Racing suspended two crewmen from Martin Truex Jr.’s Cup Series team who were involved in incident with Kyle Busch crew chief Adam Stevens.Man wants to trademark a variation of the N-wordCurtis Bordenave's application comes on the heels of a June decision by the U.S. Supreme Court striking down a federal law that prohibited trademarks of disparaging words and symbols.How a day at the Ohio State Fair turned tragicThe Fire Ball – a swinging, rotating ride with bright, fiery colors emblazoned on its six tentacle-like arms – had torn apart.
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War Inside the White House: Scaramucci Takes On PriebusAn escalating White House war between two top advisers to President Donald Trump entered a new stage Thursday after Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci lobbed a grenade of leak accusations that were seen as an attack against chief of staff Reince Priebus.'Skinny' Republican Health Care Bill Already Running Into TroubleRepublicans are working their way through a list of demands in order to secure enough votes to pass a pared-down version of an Obamacare repeal bill.Graham Warns Trump of 'Holy Hell to Pay' If Sessions FiredGraham warned President Donald Trump "there will be holy Hell to pay" if he fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions.House GOP Approves $1.6 Billion for Trump's WallWASHINGTON— The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon. The 326- page measure would make good on longtime GOP promises to reverse an erosion in military readiness. GOP leaders used the...No Civil Rights Protection for Gays and Lesbians, Says Trump AdministrationThe DOJ told an appeals court this week that federal civil rights law does not ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.AG Sessions: Trump Criticisms 'Kind of Hurtful'Attorney General Jeff Sessions called President Donald Trump's recent criticisms are "kind of hurtful" Thursday.Trump Honors First Responders at Congressional Baseball AttackWASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has presented the Medal of Valor to five of the first responders injured in a shooting on a congressional baseball practice last month.Walls Won't Save Our Cities From Rising Seas. Here's What Will'Green' approaches may be the best way to protect coastal communities from flooding associated with climate change.
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Tensions Escalate Between Germany and TurkeyAfter a year of slights, barbs and misunderstandings, Germany and Turkey are girding for a showdown that could rattle the European Union, alter the fight on terrorism and escalate the refugee crisis.North Korea's New Hacking Target: Bank AccountsPyongyang’s cyberarmy has splintered into multiple groups and is unleashing orchestrated attacks increasingly focused on funneling stolen funds to the secretive nation, according to a government-backed South Korean report.Japanese Opposition Leader ResignsThe head of Japan’s main opposition party resigned abruptly for failing to boost its election prospects despite the scandals afflicting the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.Qatar, Prepared for Saudi-Led Embargo, Weathers StandoffThe tiny emirate of Qatar is withstanding a far-reaching embargo by Saudi-led Arab nations because it has drawn the right lessons from its previous neighborhood squabble.Israel Removes Remaining Security Measures at Jerusalem Holy SiteIsrael removed the remaining security measures at the entrance to one of Jerusalem’s holiest sites, acceding to Palestinian demands in a move that appeared aimed at ending a standoff that has piled pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.France Nationalizes Shipyard to Stop Italian-Company TakeoverEmmanuel Macron’s government said it would temporarily nationalize the STX France shipyard to stop Italian company Fincantieri taking majority control.U.S. Puts More Venezuelan Officials Under SanctionsThe U.S. government leveled sanctions at 13 high-ranking Venezuelan officials days before a scheduled vote for a constitutional assembly that many believe would deal a death blow to Venezuela’s democracy.Iran Test-Launches Rocket Designed to Carry SatellitesIran successfully test-launched a rocket designed to carry satellites into space, a move that could further inflame tensions with the U.S. as Congress passes new sanctions.
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Here's who Trump's advisers are eyeing as possible Priebus replacementsPeople close to Trump say he is increasingly frustrated.Republican senator warns of 'holy hell to pay' if Trump fires SessionsSen. Lindsey Graham said Sessions "deserves better" from President Trump.Jeff Sessions: President Trump's criticism is 'kind of hurtful'But the attorney general says Trump has the country's best interests in mind.GOP to consider 'skinny' repeal option on health careGOP Senators may introduce "skinny" repeal plan in hopes of passing reform.US orders diplomats' families to leave Venezuelan capitalThe United States is ordering relatives of American diplomats to leave the Venezuelan capital ahead of a polarizing vote planned for Sunday to start rewriting the country's constitutionHouse GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wallThe House has passed a $788 billion spending bill that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the PentagonBoy Scouts chief apologizes for Trump's politically charged speech"We sincerely regret that politics were inserted into the Scouting program."Ohio State Fair reopens after 18-year-old’s death, rides closedOne person was killed and seven were injured.
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Betye Saar's gun-totin' mammies turn stereotype into power at the Craft & Folk Art MuseumIn a small exhibition of Betye Saar's washboard assemblages, images of mammies are transformed from servants to fighters.'Detroit,' 'Brigsby Bear' and more movie picks for July 28
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Baby Driver Edgar Wright’s exuberant, one-of-a-kind vehicular-action-thriller-musical-romance stars Ansel Elgort as a tinnitus-afflicted, music-loving getaway driver alongside a superb supporting cast that includes...Man found dead in Hollywood motel room after SWAT standoff, LAPD says
A man was found dead in a Hollywood motel room Thursday after an hours-long standoff with Los Angeles police in which gunshots were fired and several streets in the area were closed.
The man appeared to have died from a gunshot wound, but it was not clear whether that came from police or was self-inflicted,...GOP senators seem ready to pass Obamacare repeal bill – as long as it never becomes law
In a desperate bid to salvage their Obamacare overhaul, Senate Republicans were closing in on an unorthodox plan Thursday to vote on a dramatically slimmed-down repeal bill, but only if they received assurances that what they pass will never become law.
Instead they want Senate GOP leaders’ so-called...Marine dog with terminal cancer gets tear-filled farewell
Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
Cena the 10-year-old black Labrador received a hero's farewell Wednesday before being euthanized at the USS LST 393, a museum ship...Man killed Newport Beach urologist over prostate surgery, prosecutors say
As he spiraled into obsession, Stanwood Elkus increasingly traced many of his woes to what he called a botched prostate surgery at the Long Beach VA in 1992.
The Lake Elsinore man, who served briefly in the Marine Corps, blamed the operation for diminished sex drive, incontinence, erectile dysfunction,...
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June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99June Foray, who provided voices for Rocky the Flying Squirrel and characters in hundreds of classic cartoons, has died at age 99.Peggy Ann Smith Lane pays tribute to murder victim — 'the greatest mother in the world' [Video]Lori Smith cries every day for her murdered mother, who was gunned down last August.Thrill ride OK’d hours before deadly state fair accidentCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Inspectors repeatedly looked over a thrill ride while it was assembled at the Ohio State Fair and signed off on it hours before it flew apart in a deadly accident that flung passengers through the air, according to authorities and records released Thursday.Conclusions drawn after Boston University CTE study are misleading, troubling: Toronto neuropathologistFOXBORO, Mass. — Scenario: Over the course of a few years, 111 kids at an amusement park are taken to first-aid, nearly all complaining of queasy stomachs. Paramedics diagnose 110 with nausea.Pearce's walk-off grand slam clinches Blue Jays' sweep of A'sTORONTO — Kendrys Morales did his best Aaron Judge impression and Steve Pearce belted a walkoff grand slam in the 10th, powering the Jays to a wild 8-4 win during a wacky matinee on Thursday.Transports involved in deadly crash north of TorontoMultiple fatalities have been reported in a crash near the Village of Mount Albert on Thursday, according to the OPP.U.S. Democrats want Canadian medicareThe reason Republicans can’t “come together” on a repeal-and-replacement plan for Obamacare is that the American people haven't come together on what they want.New book warns of Islamist dangersIn his well-researched, thoughtful and candid book on the dangers of fundamentalist Islam, The Ideological Path to Submission -- and what we can do about it, Howard Rotberg rhetorically asks this very pertinent question:
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Details of The Big Family Cooking Showdown are unveiledNews of show comes after it was revealed in May that Zoe was forced to pull out of filming for the final of the show just days after the death of her boyfriend Billy YatesTeacher had sex with pupil on flight from GenevaJethro Wilson, 26, says his sister Eleanor, 28, denies joining the 'mile high club' with a sixth-former on the way back from a school trip to the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva 2015.Aberdeen bullies chase a schoolgirl down streetPolice are investigating the video clip which shows the teenage girl, believed to be aged around 15, get chased by a group who blocked the terrified youngster on a driveway in Aberdeen, Scotland.Trump could be in the White House for eight yearsDespite his bizarre policies, the most recent of which is that he will ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, one in four still think Donald Trump is terrific, writes MAX HASTINGS.Nadiya Hussain won't force her kidsThe BBC star admitted that saying 'I do' to a total stranger at the tender age of 19 was 'tough', vowing that her family will 'move with the times' and choose their own partners.Britain's most crowded trains revealedSouthern Railway’s 7.16am train from East Grinstead to London Bridge has been named as the most packed in England and Wales.French Riviera forest fires destroy 200 caravansAbout 12,000 people have been evacuated after four days of wildfires in France. Over 200 caravans have also been torched as the blaze spread into Var region. One man said: 'Everything is destroyed'.Nick Philippoussis expected to deny child molestationAustralian tennis coach Nick Philippoussis is expected to enter a plea to child molestation charges when he is arraigned in a Californian court.