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Top Democrat says Senate health bill has '50-50' chance of passing
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said there’s a 50-50 chance the Senate Republicans’ health care bill will pass.“I think they have, at best, a 50-50 chance of passing this bill," Schumer told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on This Week.The New York senator said the bill is "devastating." "And that’s what’s making it so hard for them to pass it," he said. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their health care plan -- the Better Care Reconciliation Act -- that was negotiated behind closed doors.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hopes to bring the bill to...
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Landmarks light up in honor of LGBT pride
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Structures across the world are bathed in rainbow lighting in honor of LGBT pride. June is internationally recognized as Pride Month, and many cities are hosting Pride Month marches on Sunday. From New York City's Empire State Building to Minnesota's Lowry Bridge, cities of all sizes are gushing with pride. And overseas, U.S. embassies and consulates are also paying tribute to LGBT pride. Here's a roundup of the some of the most colorful structures lighting up their respective cities -- and social media. EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY Look up tonight at 11PM for our...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 6/24/17
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUESan Diego 7, Detroit 3 AMERICAN LEAGUETexas 8, N.Y. Yankees 1Oakland 10, Chicago White Sox 2Kansas City 3, Toronto 2Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 3L.A. Angels 6, Boston 3Houston 5, Seattle 2NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 18, Cincinnati 3Chicago Cubs 5, Miami 3Atlanta 3, Milwaukee 1Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 3N.Y. Mets 5, San Francisco 2L.A. Dodgers 4, Colorado 0Arizona 9, Philadelphia 2WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONL.A. Sparks 84, Indiana 73 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Fifth Republican senator comes out in opposition to health care bill
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republican leaders unveiled what they called a "discussion draft" of their long-awaited health care bill, a part of the party's ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.Five Republican senators have already come out in opposition to the Senate bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, jeopardizing its passage.Critics on both sides of the aisle said the bill, which was drafted behind closed doors by a small group of Senate leaders and committee staffers, has been shrouded in secrecy.Trump told reporters Thursday that there will be "a little negotiation, but it's going to be very...
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Toddlers died in hot car after mother wanted to teach a 'lesson,' officials say
Parker County Sheriff's Office (DALLAS) -- A mother whose two young children were killed after they were locked in a hot car in Weatherford, Texas, last month was arrested after she admitted she left them there to teach a "lesson," officials said. The Parker County Sheriff's office said Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, told investigators several different variations of what happened to her 16 month-old boy and 2-year-old girl on May 26. She was arrested following a final interview on Friday when she admitted she locked the car doors on her children around 12:15 p.m. after the 2-year-old daughter refused to...
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Al Capone's diamond pocket watch fetches over $84K at 'gangster' auction
Donaldson Collection/Getty Images (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Capone's watch as well as a musical composition he handwrote behind bars in Alcatraz were among the items up for bid in the "Gangsters, Outlaws and Lawmen" auction by RR Auction, an auction house headquartered in Boston.Capone, who was born to Italian immigrants in New York City, headed a Chicago-based crime empire during the Prohibition era that raked in millions of dollars through bootlegging, gambling, racketeering and other illicit activities. He was dubbed Scarface by the press after his face was slashed during a fight, a nickname he apparently disliked."Unlike his more maligned moniker...
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Ron Howard "beyond grateful" to helm Han Solo movie
Getty Images/Richard Bord (LOS ANGELES) -- Ron Howard is as psyched as many fans are by the news he's taken the reigns of the still-untitled Han Solo stand-alone film. "I'm beyond grateful to add my voice to the Star Wars Universe after being a fan since 5/25/77," tweeted the Oscar-winning director, who's known George Lucas since he starred in the Star Wars creator's 1973's hit, American Graffiti. "I hope to honor the great work already done & help deliver on the promise of a Han Solo film," Howard continued, referencing the contributions of movie's previous directors, The LEGO Movie's Phil...
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