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|Senate GOP updates health care bill to include 6-month lockout for uninsured
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday updated the health care bill he is whipping votes for to penalize people who do not have insurance and wish to purchase it on the exchanges. The new bill says that people who have lacked insurance coverage for 63 days or more must wait six months before reentering the marketplace. The Senate health care bill gets rid of Obamacare’s individual mandate that requires everyone to purchase health insurance or pay a fine.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 1:15 PM
|Kushner Hires Lawyer With Scandal Experience
Rachel Maddow reports that Donald Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has hired a famed defense lawyer Abbe Lowell, who has represented a litany of clients through high profile political scandals and prosecutions.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 2:00 PM
|Al Franken: Democrats ‘gotta stop riding in limousines’
The Minnesota senator admits his party has a public perception problem — but not as big as the GOP’s when it comes to health care.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 12:45 PM
|Exclusive: U.S. warship stayed on deadly collision course despite warning - container ship captain
By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. warship struck by a container vessel in Japanese waters failed to respond to warning signals or take evasive action before a collision that killed seven of its crew, according to a report of the incident by the Philippine cargo ship's captain. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the guided missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. In the first detailed account from one of those directly involved, the cargo ship's captain said the ACX Crystal had signaled with flashing lights after the Fitzgerald "suddenly" steamed on to a course to cross its path.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 7:00 AM
|Mystery of missing Chinese scholar shakes up Illinois school
CHICAGO (AP) — Yingying Zhang, the daughter of a working-class factory driver from China, took the same career path as many other young Chinese academics before her: She travelled to a university in the U.S. with dreams of one day landing a professorship and being able to help her parents financially.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 5:08 PM
|Emmett Till Mississippi civil rights memorial vandalised for second time in two months
An sign marking the site where black teenager was accused of whistling at a white woman - something that would subsequently result in him being lynched - has been vandalised for the second time in two months. The marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was damaged last month when someone scratched on it. Allan Hammons, whose company manages the Mississippi Freedom Trail, more than a dozen signs established in 2011 to mark seminal moments and locations in the civil rights movements, said the incident was deeply disturbing.
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 1:47 PM
|Are Whales Methodically Killing South Africa’s Great White Sharks?
The great white sharks were found dead, their livers removed as if by a surgeon. Some were missing testicles and a heart.
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 11:37 AM
|Pilot Tells Passengers to 'Pray' During Shaky Flight That Was 'Like Being in a Washing Machine'
The pilot sounded calm, but was heard telling passengers he was scared too.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 5:12 PM
|Chinese passenger chucks coins into plane's engine for luck
A superstitious passenger delayed a flight from Shanghai for several hours Tuesday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck, Chinese officials said. The elderly woman was detained by police at Shanghai Pudong International Airport following the bizarre incident, forcing nearly 150 passengers to be evacuated from the plane bound for Guangzhou in southern China. The 80-year-old threw nine coins at an engine of China Southern Airlines flight CZ380 as she was boarding on the tarmac.
POSTED JUNE 27, 2017 9:05 AM
|CBO: Senate health bill leads to 22 million fewer insured Americans by 2026
The Senate health care bill would cause 22 million more people to be uninsured by 2026 than under current law, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office announced Monday.
POSTED JUNE 26, 2017 4:38 PM