Senate GOP Leaders Push Off Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

Updated 3:30 p.m. ET With their health care bill facing a perilous path, Senate Republican leaders have decided to push off a vote until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess, GOP aides confirm to NPR's Susan Davis. "We're still working toward getting at least 50 people in a comfortable place," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill. Despite the delay, McConnell confirmed that Republican senators were heading to the White...

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Connecticut Lawmakers Fail To Meet Budget Deadline

The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut legislature said on Tuesday that they won't have a budget ready for a vote this week. That means Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy will have to temporarily take over state spending by his executive authority beginning on Saturday July 1.

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With Chemistry And Care, Conservators Keep Masterpieces Looking Their Best

Behind the scenes at major art museums, conservators are hard at work, keeping masterpieces looking their best. Their methods are meticulous — and sometimes surprising. The painting conservation studio at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., is filled with priceless works sitting on row after row of tall wooden easels, or lying on big, white-topped worktables. The studio is where I first met Senior Conservator Ann Hoenigswald years ago as she was fixing the sky on one of Claude...

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The ACLU of Connecticut is demanding access to information about police brutality settlements involving former Enfield Police Officer Matthew Worden.

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Since the election of Donald Trump, there have been rallies held once a month outside a Selden mosque where Long Islanders have been showing their solidarity with Muslims in their community. The latest rally coincided with the end of Ramadan and the start of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

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A Long Island town shut down its website after a pro-ISIS group claimed to have hacked into it.

The group known as Team System Dz posted on Facebook that it hacked into Brookhaven’s website on Sunday.

Town officials have yet to confirm whether or not the website was attacked, but the site is still offline.

The pro-ISIS group has hacked into other government sites, including the website of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

The group continues to brag about their hacks on Facebook as they spread messages against American governments.

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Connecticut State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. will not be a candidate for governor in 2018. Kennedy is a Democrat from Branford.  

On Monday, he issued a brief statement that said he will not run for statewide office next year. Kennedy says he values the contribution he is able to make as a senator from the 12th District.

Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this year announced that he will not seek a third term in 2018.

Schumer Urges FCC To Ban Ringless Robocalls

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U.S Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the FCC to reject a new method of robocalls that allows telemarketers to deliver a message directly to voicemail and bypass any ringing.

At an age many people retire – or expire – Judy Gethers who never worked a day in her life became a renowned gourmet chef. The granddaughter of a famed dairy restaurant owner on the Lower East Side, Ratner’s, she loved to eat well, but that was it. And then one day, sitting with her husband in Ma Maison, Wolfgang Puck’s upscale restaurant in Los Angeles, she suddenly decided she wanted to learn how to cook. She was 53.  

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On Monday Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy presented state legislative leaders with a detailed spending plan that he would implement if lawmakers fail to reach a budget agreement before the beginning of the next fiscal year on July 1.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., announced on Monday that he’ll introduce amendments to try to block passage of the Senate GOP’s health care bill this week.

The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) after finding that the company used its dominant search engine to drive people toward another Google product, its shopping service.

"What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules," said European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager. "It denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate. And most importantly, it denied European consumers a genuine choice of services and the full benefits of innovation."

Medicaid is the government health care program for the poor.

That's the shorthand explanation. But Medicaid is so much more than that — which is why it has become the focal point of the battle in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.


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