Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’
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Senate GOP releases bill to cut Medicaid, alter ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans released their long-awaited bill Thursday to dismantle much of Barack Obama’s health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners and medical companies to finance his expansion of coverage. The bill would provide tax credits to help people buy insurance. … Continue reading

Scalise upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘serious’ condition
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Scalise upgraded from ‘critical’ to ‘serious’ condition

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was upgraded from “critical” to “serious condition” Saturday and continued to show signs of improvement after he was wounded in a shooting at a Republican baseball practice outside Washington. Medstar Washington Hospital Center released the update on behalf of the Scalise family. The congressman underwent another surgery Saturday, … Continue reading

Woman who stormed stage during ‘Julius Caesar’ is arrested
Arts & Entertainment / Theater & Dance

Woman who stormed stage during ‘Julius Caesar’ is arrested

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York production of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” with a Trump-like character who is assassinated had a boisterous new scene this weekend: an activist who stormed the stage, yelling, “Do you want Trump to be assassinated?” Police said Laura Loomer was arrested Friday evening during the play presented in Central Park … Continue reading

Politics / U.S. News

Correction: Trump-Fact Check story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fact-check story June 7, The Associated Press reported erroneously that President Trump misread the potential cost to a family with insurance under the Affordable Care Act who wanted care from their existing doctor. The AP confused two numbers put out by the White House for separate procedures. This version deletes … Continue reading

Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy
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Republicans divided as Trump reverses some Obama Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse some Obama-era Cuba policies landed with a thud among many congressional Republicans who say the new approach surrenders a potentially lucrative market for American goods and services to competitors. While anti-Castro conservatives hailed Trump’s partial roll-back of President Barack Obama’s detente, a number of other GOP … Continue reading

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges
Celebrities / Sports

Ex-NBA player Sebastian Telfair arrested on gun charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Former NBA player Sebastian Telfair has been arrested on weapons and marijuana-related charges during a traffic stop in Brooklyn. Police say the 32-year-old Telfair and another man were arrested early Sunday morning after police found firearms, a semi-automatic rifle, ammunition, a ballistic vest and marijuana inside their vehicle. It wasn’t clear … Continue reading