House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes
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House Republicans offering proposals for health care changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are unveiling new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law, as Speaker Paul Ryan sought to showcase a GOP governing agenda amid the tumult of the presidential campaign. The plan, revealed Wednesday, relies on individual tax credits to allow people to buy coverage from private insurers, and includes … Continue reading

Zika Birth Defects
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Zika Birth Defects

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers are beginning a study of up to 10,000 pregnant women in Puerto Rico, Brazil and other Zika-hit parts of Latin America and the Caribbean, to better understand the virus’ threat. The U.S. National Institutes of Health announced the study Tuesday, saying researchers will enroll participants starting in the first trimester and compare the birth … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
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Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading

Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement
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Trump backtracks on guns-in-clubs statement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is backtracking from his contention that victims of the Orlando massacre should have been allowed to carry arms into the nightclub where they were attacked — a stance even the NRA says is untenable. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee tweeted Monday, June 20,2016 that he was “obviously talking about additional … Continue reading

The Latest: Orlando gunman to 911: ‘I did the shootings
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The Latest: Orlando gunman to 911: ‘I did the shootings

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Newly released transcripts show Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher and told a crisis negotiator that the U.S. needed to stop bombing Iraq and Syria. The FBI released partial transcripts Monday,June 20,2016 … Continue reading

The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future
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The Latest: EU’s Tusk says need to reassess Union’s future

LONDON (AP) — The Latest ahead of Britain’s referendum on continued membership in the European Union (all times local): 2:35 p.m. European Union President Donald Tusk says whatever the result in Thursday’s referendum vote, the member nations must fundamentally reassess the future since dissatisfaction is growing all over the continent. Tusk said in Lisbon on … Continue reading

Woman convicted of fatally poisoning husband dies in prison
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Woman convicted of fatally poisoning husband dies in prison

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman convicted of fatally poisoning her husband with antifreeze and trying to kill her daughter in similar fashion has died in prison. The Onondaga County district attorney’s office says 48-year-old Stacey Castor died Saturday morning. Castor was serving 51 years to life at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for … Continue reading

London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image
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London mayor bans Tube ads that promote unhealthy body image

LONDON (AP) — Advertising that promotes an unhealthy body image will be banned on London’s subway network, in a move that signals a backlash against suggestive marketing in public places. Starting next month, Transport for London will not allow ads that cause pressure to conform to “unrealistic or unhealthy body shape,” London Mayor Sadiq Khan … Continue reading

The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing
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The Latest: House to get FBI, Homeland Security briefing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. (all times local): 3 p.m. The head of the FBI and the Homeland Security secretary will brief members of the House on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 about the deadly shooting at a nightclub in Orlando. Speaker Paul Ryan’s office said … Continue reading