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Escaped Georgia convicts who allegedly killed two guards captured in Tennessee

GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles says 43-year-old Donnie Russell Rowe and 24-year-old Ricky Dubose were apprehended Thursday in Christiana, Tennessee . They're accused of fatally shooting Sgt. WSMV reported they were captured in Rutherford County. "They wrestled with the man and got control of him and threatened both of them's lives", he said.



One number puts the Democrat loss in Georgia in stunning perspective

Handel won the House seat, and while the celebration is centered on her, the biggest win from this special election is Donald Trump , according to many posts online and in the headline news today. "If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she'd stay leader", said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. Parties and affiliated organizations, properly resourced, can provide much-needed infrastructure to engage voters where they live with candidates whose strong message can win elections.



Group of Democrats meet behind closed doors to consider ousting Pelosi

After Karen Handel won the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District, President Trump claimed the GOP was 5-0 in special elections. "If we take back the House in 2018 then I think she'd stay leader", said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz. The seats they ultimately won this year were already mostly Republican-leaning districts - and many will argue that the GOP should have won all of them handily.


Memphis crews, community leaders prepare for Tropical Depression Cindy

Memphis crews, community leaders prepare for Tropical Depression Cindy

Parts of the state saw severe flooding Wednesday when water rose to 3 feet high in some neighborhoods, covering some mailboxes, CNN affiliate WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported. Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy began moving through Tennessee, knocking down trees and causing power outages. Some other drivers, though, were pulling over Thursday morning and not attempting to navigate the flooded roads in Cameron Parish, Louisiana.



Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

The GOP plan would create federal tax credits to help Americans buy health insurance and would let states have more flexibility in deciding what services they want to keep and which they want to drop. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was urging Democrats to post stories on social media on constituents whose health care coverage would be threatened.



Conservative Wonk Avik Roy: The Senate Healthcare Bill is Actually Pretty Awesome

Other Republicans in the Senate are reserving their complete support, saying they require more time to digest the 142-page bill and consider its implications. Sen. Dean Heller , R-Nev., who faces a competitive re-election race in 2018, says he has "serious concerns about the bill's impact on the Nevadans who depend on Medicaid".