The Washington Post
WASHINGTON - Senate GOP leaders are poised to release an Obamacare overhaul that clearly tries to woo the moderate members of their party while also keeping spending in check and giving conservatives a few goodies, too.
The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen fatally shot by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, settled a wrongful-death lawsuit with the city Tuesday, closing the civil case over a killing that stoked nationwide debate about African American deaths at the hands of law enforcement. The settlement amount was not disclosed, but U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber of the Eastern District of Missouri said he was satisfied that the agreement was fair to the parties and complied with the law.
With all the ballots counted, Republican Karen Handel won the most expensive House race in U.S. history by 3.8 percentage points. That's a larger margin of victory than the 1.5 points that Donald Trump carried Georgia's 6th Congressional District by last November. Handel even wound up winning by a greater margin than the GOP candidate in an unexpectedly close special election to replace OMB Director Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina that had not been on the national radar.
The lead guitarist of U2, the popular rock band playing in the Washington area this week, has more on his mind than music. In 2006, The Edge's 7-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia, something that he says sent him "into a complete tailspin." Sian recovered and is now 19.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to lose faith in China's ability to pressure North Korea, and his spokesman said the White House is "moving further away" from direct engagement with Pyongyang, throwing into question the administration's strategy to contain the rogue nation's growing nuclear threat.
Sean Spicer is reportedly searching for candidates to replace himself for his daily Five Minutes of Acute Discomfort. He has, according to Politico, been reaching out to Laura Ingraham to handle the daily briefing and David Martosko of the Daily Mail to take over the job of communications director. Before they do anything hasty, I would like to offer my application for the position. I am good at standing in an ill-fitting suit and getting indignant that people are asking me questions, as though it is somehow their fault that I am in this position. Name: Alexandra
Astronomers using the Kepler space telescope have detected 219 possible new exoplanets in our galaxy, including 10 relatively small, rocky and possibly habitable planets similar to our own, NASA announced Monday.
WASHINGTON -- Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday, June 19, denied that man-made carbon dioxide emissions are the primary cause of climate change. Asked in an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" whether he believed that carbon dioxide was "the primary control knob for the temperature of the Earth and for climate," Perry said that "No, most likely the primary control knob is the ocean waters and this environment that we live in."
WASHINGTON - The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool along the National Mall has been refilled after a deep cleaning, officials said.
A 16-year-old runner who texted his mother that he was being chased by a bear as he competed in a popular race over mountainous terrain was killed Sunday just south of Anchorage.