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Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

Wisconsin senator wants health care vote delayed

Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Dean Heller of Nevada to address their concerns about the supporting the bill. The Senate version caps federal Medicaid spending even more aggressively over time than the House legislation, fundamentally changing the program's coverage guarantee.



United States high court throws out rulings barring religious school subsidies

Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued a strongly worded 27-page dissent, which was joined by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. "But the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, exclusively because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and can not stand", Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.


China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate granted medical parole

The Chinese government, which regards him as a criminal, was infuriated by the award . Global Times :The nationalist Chinese tabloid republished a press release from the Liaoning Prison Administrative Bureau , in the province where Liu was serving his sentence.



22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill

The GOP could still win skeptical senators over with last-minute amendments. That could spook centrists Republicans who aren't sure if they can back the draft plan Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released on Thursday. Others from both ends of the party's spectrum have expressed concerns, complicating McConnell's task because edging the bill in one direction risks alienating GOP lawmakers from the other side.


Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis

Nobel prize laureate Liu Xiaobo released from Chinese prison, after cancer diagnosis

On May 23, Liu showed symptoms of a disease and was then diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer. "We call on the Chinese authorities to not only release Mr. Liu, who has been under house arrest in Beijing , could not be reached for comment on the video, but a close friend, Ye Du, who was among the first to upload the footage, confirmed it was authentic.



Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

During the trial, prosecutors urged the judge to give Cadden the maximum sentence of 35 years for running the company in an " extraordinarily dangerous " way. That includes 76 people who died, they said. Unlike ordinary drug stores, compounding pharmacies are allowed to custom-mix drugs and supply them to doctors and hospitals directly.