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  • Senate rejects GOP proposal to repeal-and-replace Obamacare

    Senate Republicans voted Tuesday afternoon to advance to floor debate on their efforts to re-write health care policy, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie. But hours later, the Senate decisively rejected a Republican proposal to repeal-and-replace Obamacare, a sign of the chaos expected to envelop Capitol Hill as GOP leaders work to find a plan their conference can agree to. The next step is floor debate on the legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act even though there […]

  • Barbara Sinatra, widow of Frank Sinatra, dies at 90

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old. John Thoresen, director of the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, told CNN Sinatra died of natural causes. She was surrounded by family and friends at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. The former model and Las Vegas showgirl married Sinatra in 1976 and was the last of his four wives. The couple were married for 22 years when the […]

  • Girl Scouts add 23 STEM badges

    NEW YORK — The Girl Scouts want to see more women in STEM careers. The organization on Tuesday announced it is adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors. Girl Scouts can now earn badges through activities like programming robots, designing model race cars, writing code and going on environmentally conscious camping trips. The Girl Scouts of the USA, founded in 1912, has created badges with the help of organizations like Code.org, SciStarter, GoldieBlox and […]

  • Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life

    NEW YORK — Microsoft Paint isn’t dead yet, after all. Following an outcry from fans on Monday, Microsoft said the app will soon land in the Windows Store for free. “In the future, we will offer MS Paint in the Windows Store also for free, and continue to provide new updates and experiences to Paint 3D so people have the best creative tools all in one place,” a Microsoft spokesperson told CNN Tech late Monday night. Paint was on Microsoft’s […]

  • Michael Kors snaps up Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion

    LONDON — Luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has found a new owner. Michael Kors said Tuesday that it will pay £896 million ($1.2 billion) in cash for Jimmy Choo. “We believe that Jimmy Choo is poised for meaningful growth in the future and our company is committed to supporting the strong brand equity that Jimmy Choo has built over the last 20 years,” John Idol, CEO of Michael Kors, said in a statement. Jimmy Choo shares surged after the news […]

  • Florida teen wins $26,000 a year for life off $1 scratch-off

    A one dollar investment is all it took for an 18-year-old Florida woman to win a set salary for life. Daniela Leon Ruz of Orlando bought the new scratch-off ticket, named $500 A Week For Life, at her local grocery store, according to The Florida Lottery. The odds of her winning the top prize of this game were one-in-six million. But this teen beat the odds and scratched her way to score the top prize. Instead of taking the lump […]

  • Trump to Boy Scouts: ‘We could use some more loyalty’

    President Donald Trump turned a Boy Scouts event into a campaign-style rally Monday, starting off by saying he’d put aside the “fake news” and other issues in Washington while addressing the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree. “I said, who the hell wants to speak about politics when I’m in front of the Boy Scouts?” Trump said. Trump went on to dive into politics anyway — blasting the media, pushing for the repeal of Obamacare and making a […]

  • Republican senators poised to vote on health care today: What you need to know

    WASHINGTON — It’s time to vote. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the Senate set to vote Tuesday on the first major test for the GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. It’s a vote on the motion to proceed to debate and amendments on the House-passed health care bill (i.e. the AHCA.) McConnell needs 50 out of the 52 Senate Republicans to support him. Here’s everything else you need to know for today: John McCain is coming back This was […]

  • Baby killer whale, the last to be born at SeaWorld, dies

    SAN ANTONIO — A three-month old killer whale, the last to be born in captivity at SeaWorld, died Monday after serious health problems, including what’s likely to be pneumonia, according to the park. Kyara was born in April at SeaWorld San Antonio and spent her short life there. A post mortem exam to find the cause of death will be conducted and SeaWorld said it would provide an update when the full results are in. Her veterinary team suspected Kyara […]

  • Child’s HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

    A 9-year-old South African child diagnosed with HIV when the child was 1 month old has been in HIV remission for 8½ years — without regular treatment. This is the first reported case of a child controlling their HIV infection without drugs in Africa and the third known case globally. Soon after diagnosis, the child was placed on antiretroviral treatment, or ART, for 40 weeks, at which point treatment was stopped and the child’s health was monitored. Blood tests in […]