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CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations
The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier version of the House bill, which the office said would result in 24 million fewer Americans having health care coverage and $150 billion in deficit reduction over 10 years compared with Obamacare.
Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'
12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'
S. Korea tourist numbers hammered by China boycott
Chinese tourist numbers to South Korea plunged by two-thirds in April after Beijing banned tour groups over Seoul's deployment of a US missile defence system, official statistics showed. Beijing imposed a boycott from March 15 on Chinese tour groups visiting the South in a spat over the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Washington and Seoul say it is purely to defend against threats from nuclear-armed North Korea, but Beijing fears it could undermine its own nuclear deterrent and has reacted with fury, imposing a series of measures seen as economic retaliation.
Republicans and Democrats dismiss Trumps budget as dead on arrival
World reaction to the deadly attack in Manchester, England
Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.
Massive slide buries stretch of iconic California highway
A massive rockslide has buried a stretch of California's iconic seaside Highway 1 which had already been hit by a number of road closures caused by severe winter storms, state transportation officials said Tuesday. The slide on one of America's most picturesque highways took place on Saturday morning in a remote and largely uninhabited area known as Mud Creek. The road in that section of the highway had already been shut down before a million tons of earth came tumbling down from a hillside, burying a 1,500-foot (nearly half a kilometer) section of the highway, said Jim Shivers, a spokesman for the state's transportation agency.
2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
Retirement Savings Is a Bigger Crisis Than Health Care
Everyone talks about how health care is the biggest crisis facing retirees, but unfortunately that crisis takes a distant second to another, far more serious issue. A 2015 National Institute on Retirement Security study found that the median working-age household has just $14,500 in retirement savings -- woefully short of the hundreds of thousands in savings truly needed to retire in the first place. One of the authors of the 2015 NIRS study, Ilana Boivie, agrees that the $14,500 figure is startlingly low.
Ben Carson refers to poverty as a state of mind
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson referred to poverty as a state of mind during a Sirius XM interview. The former GOP presidential candidate said, You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while theyll be right back up there.
Man Wrongly Convicted Of Murder To Be Set Free After 24 Years
After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China
When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".
Donald Trump tells Rodrigo Duterte US had nuclear submarines off Korean peninsula
Donald Trump reportedly told the president of the Philippines the United States has two nuclear submarines off the coast of North Korea. The US leader was quoted as telling Rodrigo Duterte: We have two submarines the best in the world. Part of a leaked telephone transcript between the pair circulated online under a confidential cover sheet and comes amid rising tensions between the White House and Pyongyang.
Homeless Men Who Helped Manchester Attack Victims Receive Outpouring of Support