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Senate GOP health bill: Cut Medicaid, end no-coverage fines.

WASHINGTON " Senate Republicans would cut Medicaid, end penalties for people not buying insurance and erase a raft of tax increases as part of their long-awaited plan to scuttle President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A call to 'fear-guard' countries in a pandemic.

Three years after the Ebola epidemic, and two years since the Zika outbreak, experts are more active than ever in pulling together lessons in hopes of not repeating past mistakes during another health crisis. A Senate panel in Washington plans a hearing soon on pandemic protection.' In May, the Department of Health and ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Banned cladding contributed to London fire.

The new exterior cladding used in a renovation on London's Grenfell Tower may have been banned under UK building regulations. Nearly a dozen other buildings in London are believed to also contain the combustible material.         

- USA TODAY - US

Half of produce at farm stands could come from grocery stores.

Produce that isn't local might not be labeled, giving shoppers a false impression.         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump finds Comey-Mueller relationship 'bothersome'.

President Trump says he's bothered by special counsel Robert Mueller's friendship with James Comey which has some wondering if he'll get rid of Mueller. Veuer's Nathan Rousseau Smith explains.         

- USA TODAY - US

Republicans blocked President Obama from telling the public about Russian actions to help Trump.

Donald Trump asks the question frequently, and always with a sneer: If President Barack Obama knew that Vladimir Putin had intervened in the United States' election with the direct intention of helping Trump, why did Obama wait so long to say anything? The answer detailed in a new story from the Washington Post turns out ...

- Daily Kos - US

Cartoon: Friend or foe.

x Vimeo Video U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is getting curiouser and curiouser. Soon after President Trump's recent visit, a major rift happened between Saudi Arabia and Qatar . Trump came out firmly in support of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. If you were just getting a handle on the various Sunni and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Supreme Court limits rights of property owners.

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with the government in a case involving a family's bid to sell a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River.

- Reuters - US

U.S. prosecutors seek 35 years in prison for meningitis outbreak exec.

BOSTON - Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence a Massachusetts pharmacy executive to at least 35 years in prison after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak.

- Reuters - US

Despite Claims To Contrary, Trump Has Signed No Major Laws 5 Months In.

The president has been boasting about all the laws he's signed, but compared with other recent presidents, it's not that many — and he still hasn't gotten any major pieces of legislation.

- NPR - US

U.S. prosecutors seek 35 years in prison for meningitis outbreak exec.

Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence a Massachusetts pharmacy executive to at least 35 years in prison after he was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly 2012 U.S. meningitis outbreak. Barry Cadden, the co-founder of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, was convicted ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Iraqi forces battle towards heart of Mosul's Old City

Iraqi forces battled their way along two streets that meet in the heart of Mosul's Old City on Friday, and said they aimed to open routes for civilians to flee Islamic State's last stand there. U.S.-trained urban warfare units are leading the fight in the maze of narrow alleyways of the Old City, the last district in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

White House says hopeful healthcare reform to be completed by August: Fox News

The White House is hopeful Congress can complete action on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare by the time lawmakers go on recess in August, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Friday. Spicer told Fox News Channel he thought prospects the Senate would pass a healthcare reform bill were "very high," setting up the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to win passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes. "I am very supportive of the Senate #Healthcarebill.

- Yahoo! News - US

Supreme Court limits rights of property owners

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday narrowed the rights of property owners in disputes with governments in a case involving a family's bid to sell a vacant lot in Wisconsin on the picturesque St. Croix River. The justices, in a 5-3 ruling, upheld the use of zoning regulations by Wisconsin to prevent members of the Murr family ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump Plans To Dismantle Obama-Era 'Startup Visa'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A regulation from the Obama administration that would have allowed foreign-born entrepreneurs who raise investor cash to build their startups in the U.S. won't be allowed to go into effect. The Department of Homeland Security will file an official notice to delay the ...

- Slashdot - US

Trump: Friendship Between Leader of Russia Probe, Fired FBI Director 'Very Bothersome'

In his first televised face-to-face interview in six weeks, U.S. President Donald Trump said it is "very bothersome" that the man leading the probe into possible ties between his campaign and Russia is friends with former FBI Director James Comey. Trump told Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" that special counsel Robert ...

- Voice of America - US

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is getting married

Mnuchin is getting married Saturday to Actress Louise Linton

- CBS NEWS - US

Eye Opener at 8: Trump says he has no Comey tapes

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning." Subscribe to get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.

- CBS NEWS - US

WaPo reporter Greg Miller on Putin election interference report

According to a Washington Post investigation, in August the CIA gave then-President Obama a report that "detailed Russian President Vladimir Putin's direct involvement in a cyber campaign to disrupt and discredit the U.S. presidential race." The article's co-author, Greg Miller, joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to ...

- CBS NEWS - US

Russia wanted to help Trump, damage Clinton, report says

Washington Post reports Obama set in motion secret program to retaliate against Russia before leaving office

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump announces he'll nominate Jets owner Woody Johnson as ambassador to the U.K.

Trump also announced he's picked former co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers to serve as ambassador to Belgium

- CBS NEWS - US

New revelations on Russia's election meddling

A Washington Post report reveals new information about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and how the U.S. response fell short. CBS News justice and homeland security reporter Jeff Pegues joins CBSN with the latest details.

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump finally clarifies he did not tape Comey conversations

After suggesting there might be "tapes" of his conversations with ousted FBI Director James Comey, President Trump has now admitted he knows of no such tapes. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan joins CBSN with more.

- CBS NEWS - US

Trump reiterates 'I didn't tape' James Comey

The president was also asked in a new interview whether Robert Mueller should recuse himself

- CBS NEWS - US

GOP health care plan faces opposition

The Senate GOP health care bill needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republican Senators in order to pass, but some are raising concerns. Politico health reporter Jennifer Haberkorn joins CBSN a day after the draft was released with the details.

- CBS NEWS - US

From fry-cook at McDonalds to waitress at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 24 highly successful people

Richard Drew/AP ImagesIt can be easy to see the world's most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us. But many of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money. These 24 highly successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be ...

- Business Insider - US

North Korea calls Warmbier's death a 'mystery to us as well'

Thomson Reuters North Korea said on Friday the death of US university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless". The North's foreign ministry spokesman also said in comments carried by the ...

- Business Insider - US

Here's what deregulation means for US fintechs

BI Intelligence This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Fintech Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. The heads of key financial regulators including the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve gave their opening remarks to the Senate Banking Committee on ...

- Business Insider - US

A coalition of the most advanced countries summed up what's wrong with America's healthcare system in 2 points

After weeks of speculation and a secretive process that frustrated politicians on both sides of the aisle, Senate Republican leaders released a draft of their long-awaited healthcare legislation on Thursday. Beyond Republicans' sweeping attempt to overhaul the system, healthcare has been hotly debated in the US for years. ...

- Business Insider - US

Johnny Depp Asks Glastonbury: When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?'

Johnny Depp sparked controversy while introducing his movie The Libertine' at the Glastonbury festival with a comment about assassinating the U.S. president. Depp is at the U.K. music festival as part of its Cineramageddon event. Presenting the first of the three movies he has selected, he asked festival goers: Can you ...

- Variety - US

The Note: The tale of the Trump 'tapes' isn't over

“I did not make, and do not have, any such recording,” Trump tweeted Thursday.

- ABC News - US

Bloomberg: Behind brave face on sanctions, Russia is already adjusting

They are only discussed. They may not even be implemented. But the new sanctions under consideration in the U.S. Congress have already become a factor the Bank of Russia can’t ignore. The post Bloomberg: Behind brave face on sanctions, Russia is already adjusting appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

China asks India, US not to disturb peace in SCS

China today asked India and the US not to disturb peace in the strategic South China Sea and play a "constructive role" in the disputes there, as the issue was likely to be discussed during Prime Minister Narendra Modis meeting with President Donald Trump.Modi will meet Trump on June 26. He will hold talks with Trump on a ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

North Korea rebuttal: Otto Warmbier's death 'a mystery'

, June 23 : North Korea has dismissed accusations of torturing U.S. university student and said death of Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was "a mystery" to them as well.Pyongyang rebutted allegations by U.S. that Otto had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as "groundless."The North's foreign ...

- Sify - IN

'Maybe it's time': actor Johnny Depp jokes about a Trump assassination

Johnny Depp courted controversy at Britain's Glastonbury music festival with a joke about assassinating Donald Trump, pondering how long it had been since an actor had killed a US president.

- BDNews24 - BD

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

President Donald Trump has slammed the treatment of 22-year-old American Otto Warmbier, who spent more than a year in detention in the secretive state, as "a total disgrace".   

- Zee News - IN

From fry-cook at McDonalds to waitress at Hooters, here are the unglamorous first jobs of 24 highly successful people

It can be easy to see the world's most powerful and influential people as occupying a sphere far removed from the rest us. But many of the most successful people started off working odd jobs to earn money. These 24 highly successful people prove that the path to success doesn't have to be linear.SEE ALSO: Tony Robbins, ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Once a medical-marijuana refugee, girl returns to Ohio

Addyson Benton, now 6, moved to Colorado so she'd be able to use medical marijuana to treat myoclonic epilepsy.         

- USA TODAY - US

Depp asks about assassinating the president

Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president.         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump talks health care, Pelosi, Comey

President Donald Trump spoke to FOX News Channel's FOX & Friends, saying that he never taped former FBI Director James Comey, but he believes Comey changed his story once the possibility of recordings was raised.         

- USA TODAY - US

Allison Tolman delivers the dish on her 'Downward Dog' co-star, Ned

Allison Tolman delivers the dish on her 'Downward Dog' co-star, Ned         

- USA TODAY - US

Songwriters reveal favorite songwriters at Hall of Fame

Songwriters reveal favorite songwriters at Hall of Fame         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump signals willing to work with Republicans on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump acknowledged that a lack of support from four Senate Republicans leaves the party's healthcare overhaul on a "very, very narrow path" to win passage, but signaled a willingness to work with them to make changes.

- Reuters - US

Jimmy Kimmel On Senate Trumpcare Plan: “And These Guys Wonder Why We Hate Them”

Jimmy Kimmel, who has argued passionately on his late night show strongly against de-funding programs that would help disadvantaged people get healthcare, opened Jimmy Kimmel Live blasting the newly released Senate version of Trumpcare. “This morning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showed us a draft of his ...

- Deadline.com - US

President Trump Appoints Man Who Called Obama a 'Kenyan Creampuff' to Major DOE Post

On Thursday, the Washington Post published a number of damning tweets from the now deleted account. It was a fabulous bit of sleuthing that revealed colorful opinions on a host of public figures.

- Mediaite - US

'I feel like we choked': Ex-Obama official haunted by failure to stop Russia's interference

Former President Barack Obama's handling of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has been a major topic of debate, as even some of his allies have criticized him for not doing more to stop it. A new Washington Post report offers an in-depth look at how Obama dealt with Russia...

- The Raw Story - US

North Korean newspaper calls Trump a 'lunatic' and 'reckless war maniac'

The North Korean state newspaper Rodong Sinmun, on Thursday, called U.S. President Donald Trump a “lunatic” and a “reckless war maniac” and said he could mount a preemptive strike against North Korea to divert attention from the political crisis at home. The newspaper report ...

- The Raw Story - US

These celebrities have joked about wanting Trump dead

Johnny Depp may have just crossed the line. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor appeared to threaten U.S. President Donald Trump with assassination during a speech at the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. on Thursday. Depp, 54, brought up the topic of Trump with a question to the crowd. Can we bring ...

- The Raw Story - US

Death on the border: Arizona used rancher's killing to justify harsh immigration laws, but the truth of the case is unclear

When Sue Krentz was growing up in southern Arizona, about 30 miles from the Mexican border, migrants would wander into the front yard of her parents' modest ranch house and ask to sweep the steps or mow the lawn. Nobody asked about their immigration status. It was the 1960s, long before the area...

- Los Angeles Times - US

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