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The health care bill Republicans recently pushed through the House would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance and confront others who have costly medical conditions with coverage that could prove unaffordable, Congress' official budget analysts said Wednesday.
Premiums on average would fall compared with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul — a chief goal of many Republicans — but that would be partly because policies would typically provide fewer benefits, said the report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
Security forces rounded up more suspects Wednesday in the deadly Manchester concert blast and soldiers fanned out across the country to national landmarks as an on-edge Britain tried to thwart the possibility of additional attacks.
Officials scoured the background of the British-born ethnic Libyan identified as the bomber, saying he was likely part of a wider terrorist network. Additional arrests were made both in Britain and in Libya in the bombing that killed 22 people and wounded scores more. Among those taken into custody in Libya were the suspected bomber's father and his younger brother, the latter of whom confessed to knowing "all the details" of the attack plot, Libyan anti-terror authorities said.
In his first big tour on the world stage, President Donald Trump is choosing caution over his usual brand of chaos.
The early morning Twitter rants that so often rattle Washington have disappeared as Trump travels through the Middle East and Europe. The president has traded his free-wheeling speaking style for tightly scripted remarks. And with most of the traveling press corps being kept at a distance, the opportunities for him to be pressed on the controversies engulfing his administration back home are dramatically lessened.
Trump did briefly respond to one shouted question about his meeting with Pope Francis on Wednesday, offering this indisputable assessment of the pontiff: "He is something."
A new report says U.S. intelligence services obtained information during the 2016 presidential election that showed senior Russian officials discussing how to influence Donald Trump through his campaign advisers.
That's according to The New York Times, which cites three current and former American officials. The report Wednesday says the Russians zeroed in on Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn, a former head of U.S. military intelligence who was a key Trump campaign adviser.
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A reporter for The Guardian on Wednesday said a candidate for Montana’s only House seat body-slammed him to the ground and broke his glasses after he asked a question about health care.
The candidate, Republican Greg Gianforte, released a statement strongly denying reporter Ben Jacobs’ version of events.
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Several people killed in Monday's Manchester concert bombing have been identified so far by authorities, schools or their families. They range in age from 8 years old to a Polish couple who had come to pick up their daughters.
Twenty-two people died in the explosion outside an Ariana Grande concert in the large British city, while 119 people were wounded in the city's worst attack, authorities said.
Georgina Callander, 18, was the first victim to be identified, as her former Manchester-area school, Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy, identified her.
"She was academically a very gifted student, very hard-working. Just lovely to speak to," deputy headteacher Peter Rawlinson said.
Medical officials said 12 children under the age of 16 were among those injured in the suicide bombing attack at a pop concert in England's second-largest city.
The children were among those people taken to hospitals after the explosion at Manchester Arena Monday night, where hundreds of teenagers and youngsters were attending an Ariana Grande concert.
Peter Hodge’s two daughters fight cystic fibrosis daily, their medications, doctor visits and hospitalizations costing about $1 million in health care benefits a year. Should the Republican-controlled Senate upend insurance similarly to what the House of Representatives has already approved, their lives could be jeopardized, he said.
Hodge worries that his older daughter could end up on a newly defined Medicaid, with spending and other limits determined by the states. His younger daughter could face lifetime caps on the amount his insurance plan would pay for her treatment.
"People with cystic fibrosis and their families are terrified, absolutely terrified," said Hodge, who works in technology in South Florida.
May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money.
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The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend.
Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the video "is hard to watch and listen to" and that the department is reviewing the police body camera footage to determine exactly what happened.
The grainy footage was shot late Saturday outside an event center where authorities say officers were called about two men fighting at a quinceanera, a Hispanic tradition of celebrating a girl's 15th birthday.
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Two counselors at a Pennsylvania addiction treatment center died of opioid overdoses Sunday afternoon.
First responders found the counselors in two separate rooms at the Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge treatment center outside of Philadelphia. Both were unresponsive. Needles, baggies and cigarettes littered the scene. The counselors each tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.
Residents at the facility attempted to revive the counselors using naloxone, which reverses the effects of an overdose if administered immediately. Pennsylvania has a standing order that was issued in 2015 by Physician General Rachel Levine that requires every pharmacy to dispense naloxone or narcan to any patient who asks for it.
Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered the Class Day address at Harvard University on Wednesday. He didn't address President Donald Trump by name, but did assure the graduating class that the current political climate won't last.
"I assure you, this condition is temporary," Biden said. "It's a temporary state of affairs. The American people will not sustain this attitude."
He urged the graduates to get involved in politics, and make a difference.
The Democrat served six terms as a U.S. senator for Delaware before becoming vice president under Barack Obama in 2009. He left office this year and is leading policy institutes at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.
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An attorney was caught on tape telling a crime victim that she could be deported under “Trump’s laws” if she showed up in court to testify against his client, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
"You know how things are with Trump's laws now. Someone goes to court and, boom, they get taken away," the Baltimore defense attorney, Christos Vasiliades, allegedly told the victim and her husband.
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