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Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans launched their plan for shriveling Barack Obama's health care law Thursday, edging a step closer to their dream of repeal with a bill that would slice and reshape Medicaid for the poor, relax rules on insurers and end tax increases on higher earners that have helped finance expanded coverage for millions....

How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: less federal money for health insurance and a greater likelihood that more Americans will be uninsured....

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....

Detroit judge halts deportation of Iraqi Christians
DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the deportation of more than 100 Iraqi Christians living in the Detroit area who fear torture and possible death if sent back to Iraq....

Prosecutors seek to uphold 'Making a Murderer' confession
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released from prison, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled....

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald
PHOENIX (AP) -- The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement....

Cindy weakens but still stirs weather over wide swath
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a coastal Louisiana town urged residents to evacuate ahead of a rising tide - two lingering effects of a weakening Tropical Depression Cindy that was fueling harsh weather across the Southeast....

Parole denied for Manson follower Krenwinkel in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Officials denied parole Thursday for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel - a follower of cult leader Charles Manson - after considering whether battered women's syndrome affected her state of mind at the time of the notorious murders nearly five decades ago in California....

Jurors set to return for 5th day in police shooting retrial
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Deliberations in the second trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist have gone on longer than in his first trial....

Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a pit bull that mauled two young children in Pennsylvania as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats is being euthanized next week....

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