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Draft breaks GOP promise to repeal Obamacare and lower costs, 4 senators say
At least three Republican senators are expected to publicly oppose the Senate's health care proposal Thursday afternoon, a Senate GOP source familiar with their plans told CNN.

Senate math: GOP's small margin for error
Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled their version of a bill to repeal most of Obamacare after weeks of closed-door talks and secret negotiations among a working group of GOP lawmakers.

Senate health care bill vs. Obamacare vs. House proposal
After weeks of cloak and dagger discussions, Senate Republicans on Thursday released the text of their health care overhaul plan. The new bill would not upend Obamacare as abruptly as the House legislation, passed in May, but both call for significant cuts that would likely increase the ranks of the uninsured.

Opinion: GOP's remarkable move to the right
In 1965, 13 Senate and 70 House Republicans joined Democrats to pass the Social Security Amendments that created Medicare and Medicaid. Many Republicans in the House and Senate took this vote kicking and screaming, but in the end, they joined the Democratic majority to create the largest expansion of government health care coverage in American history until the Affordable Care Act.

Read the Senate bill (full text)
The closely guarded health care bill written entirely behind closed doors is finally public on Thursday in a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party's winding efforts to repeal Obamacare.

McConnell outlines new health care bill
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks about the new health care bill on the Senate floor.

Protesters hold 'die-in' at McConnell's office
Several dozen protesters gathered and chanted outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office on Thursday after he unveiled the Republican health care bill.

Pelosi: GOP bill is mean and heartless
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responds to the Senate Republicans' health care bill, stating it is a "bill without a heart."

Trump ends his self-made crisis where it started: Twitter
President Donald Trump finally, grudgingly, had no choice but to come clean.

Trump: I did not make recordings of Comey
President Donald Trump did not record his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey, he tweeted on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation kickstarted by the President himself.

Trump just led everyone on a 40-day wild goose chase
This is a master of innuendo at work -- President Donald Trump never actually CLAIMED there were tapes of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey.

Congresswoman: Trump 'loves drama'
Rep. Jackie Speier claims President Donald Trump "always loves to create drama" and "absolutely" made up the claim that tape recordings of his conversation with former FBI director James Comey exist.

Opinion: It's likely Trump can't fire Mueller
There has been much talk about whether President Donald Trump is considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. In my view, this is just talk -- not so much because the President might not want to fire him, but because the rules governing the hiring and firing of the special counsel would make it very difficult for him to do so without triggering a congressional inquiry into whether he abused the power of his office.

Defiant Pelosi says she's not going anywhere
A defiant Nancy Pelosi made it clear she's not going anywhere, brushing off critics from her own party saying "I think I'm worth the trouble."

White House responds to Trump's tweet
Deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters President Donald Trump's tweet about not having tapes of his conversations with James Comey has given clarity to the situation, but would not say why Trump tweeted about tapes in the first place.

No live video at White House briefing
The White House will not allow major news networks to broadcast the White House briefing live.

Intel chiefs: Trump suggested refuting Russia collusion
Two of the nation's top intelligence officials told Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team and Senate investigators, in separate meetings last week, that President Donald Trump suggested they say publicly there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians, according to multiple sources.

Bill Cosby plans to hold town halls on sexual assault
Bill Cosby will hold a series of town halls to educate young people on sexual assault, his publicists said.

Mark Zuckerberg explains Facebook's new mission

Coal company CEO sues John Oliver

Could your bank survive a recession?

Sears Canada files for bankruptcy
Sears Canada filed for bankruptcy early Thursday, making it the latest casualty of the crisis among traditional brick-and-mortar retailers and another sign of trouble for the iconic retailer.

Facebook tests tool to prevent catfishing
Hands-free typing: Facebook's brain-to-text initiative

'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced
The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a Washington, DC, pizzeria while investigating an online conspiracy theory known as "Pizzagate" was sentenced to 48 months in prison Thursday.

Report: 2 holdouts blocked Cosby conviction
Ten of the 12 jurors in Bill Cosby's assault trial voted to convict the comedian on two counts of aggravated indecent assault, but the case was declared a mistrial because two people on the panel continued to hold out, a juror told ABC News.

Fit model goes into cardiac arrest and dies following freak accident

'Biggest Loser' host suffers a heart attack
Bob Harper, personal trainer and host of the NBC show "The Biggest Loser," shared on Instagram that he had a heart attack two weeks ago.

Celebrity trainer Bob Harper: 'I was dead'
"Biggest Loser" host and fitness trainer Bob Harper said he is thankful to be alive after suffering a mid-February heart attack at age 51 while working out in a New York City gym.

What are heart attacks, failure and cardiac arrest?
A string of recent celebrity deaths serves as a stark reminder that cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer around the world.

How heart attacks affect men and women
Back pain? Indigestion? Or a heart attack? Learn the unusual ways that women, and some men, experience heart attacks.

Prince Harry: No one wants Queen's duties
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for over 65 years, but according to Prince Harry few in the royal family envy her, despite sharing her sense of duty.

QB signs largest deal in NFL history

Sex offender moves next door to his victim
Fourteen years ago, Danyelle Dyer was molested by her step-uncle.

'Next Gretzky' is NHL's MVP

Couple said they live without food, media ate it up

The last place on Earth humans have yet to ruin

The moment mosque was flattened
Video given to CNN by the Iraqi military shows the moment the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul was destroyed.

Teen chased, killed by bear after race
Bears killed two people in Alaska in separate incidents on consecutive days. One victim was a 16-year-old boy.

Ron Howard steps in to direct 'Star Wars' film

3,000-year-old toe is a sophisticated prosthetic
A wooden big toe that enabled a priest's daughter to walk around 3,000 years ago has been found to be even more complex than researchers believed. It is thought to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever found.

Luxury-quality materials made from waste
Recycling is a concept as old as trash itself. By now, we're used to seeing useful materials, such as glass and paper, reprocessed into lower-grade versions of themselves, and discarded products upcycled into entirely new designs. (Emeco's 111 Navy chair, made from 111 used Coca-Cola bottles, is a good example.)

Coal CEO sues John Oliver
On his show "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver roasted coal mining CEO Robert Murray for his business practices.

Must-have gadgets for business travelers

Coolest hotel bars for business travelers

In Castile shooting, a 4-year-old gives her mother 'The Talk'
A four-year-old girl was left to protect her mother in the only way she knew how: by telling her mom to be just a little more perfect, a survival tactic many black parents have felt forced to teach their children in an America in which dark skin is still too frequently seen as threatening.

What's really behind Trump's 'poor person' comment
When he ran for president, one of the many things that made Donald Trump stand apart from other politicians was the way he turned the implied into the literal.

Trump and the Sean Spicer problem

Axelrod: Republicans, don't kid yourself
The facile headlines the morning after the Georgia 6th donnybrook wrote themselves:

Democrats desperate for a vision

Crush your debt by refinancing to a 15 year fixed loan

4 signs of stubborn psoriatic arthritis

Debt escape plan: Pay no interest until 2019

House Russia probe digs into DNC cyberfailings, voter roll hacks
House investigators will examine on Wednesday Russia's attempts to hack into state elections systems with former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson before the House intelligence committee.

Handel 1st female GOP US rep elected in Georgia
With Republican Karen Handel's win comes a historic moment for the Georgia delegation: the state's first Republican woman representative to be elected to Congress.

Rubio opens Twitter 'investigation' into failed Ivanka Trump hug
Sen. Marco Rubio went on a tweetstorm Tuesday afternoon after his greeting with Ivanka Trump on Capitol Hill earlier that day went viral.

Senate intel digs for more Flynn documents
The leaders of the Senate Russia investigation are probing for more information from former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a process that is ongoing as he provides additional documents in response to their subpoenas.

McCain threatens to block Trump's Pentagon nominee

Can sitting cancel out the benefits of exercise?

Teens still have sex, most use contraception
American teens' sex habits and contraceptive use haven't changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Where the next disease could emerge
Some of the world's worst diseases -- think Ebola or AIDS -- start in animals, jump the hurdle of species to enter humans and then get passed from person to person. These are called zoonotic or animal-origin infectious diseases. What if you could predict the location on this vast and spinning globe where the next of these potentially deadly diseases will emerge?

DeMario Jackson will not be returning to 'Bachelor in Paradise'
DeMario Jackson is saying adios to "Bachelor In Paradise."

'Glee' star Charice Pempengco is now Jake Zyrus
Four years after coming out, Charice Pempengco has changed her name to Jake Zyrus.

'The Big Sick' delivers dose of comedy
"The Big Sick" is the kind of little movie that's likely to have a big impact, perhaps especially on the career of comic and "Silicon Valley" co-star Kumail Nanjiani, whose deeply personal story is the basis for the film. Produced by comedy kingpin Judd Apatow, it's an unorthodox romance, set against a backdrop of clashing cultures and America's melting pot.

'Downton Abbey' the movie is coming
The Crawley family is headed to the big screen.

When 'The Bachelor' franchise and race collide
Race stepped into the forefront of "The Bachelor" franchise this week.

Instant vacation: The world's best travel photos

Where to see the solar eclipse

The world's most iconic mountains

How Bourdain ate at the end of the world



 TMZ Video

Julia Roberts' Lost Dog Found and Returned By Neighbor with Nextdoor App
Julia Roberts' dog once was lost, but now is found and is back in her yard ... thanks to her neighbor and a mobile app that connects everyone in her hood. Someone in Julia's Malibu community found her chocolate lab, Major, earlier this month at…

Lonzo Ball Goes All Black Everything for NBA Draft, Check Out the Fashion
HERE WE GO!!!! The NBA Draft is about to start (4 PM PT) and Lonzo Ball (and the rest of the draft picks) are making their last fashion statements as non-insanely rich millionaires.  Check out all the swagged out looks ... Lonzo's going all…

Steph Curry's the Champ of Beach Brews
Steph Curry's dishing beers and stogies in the off-season, the same way he dished the rock in the NBA Finals ... but now it's his family scoring instead of Kevin Durant. The Curry fam -- Steph, Ayesha, their kids, his parents and more -- are all…

Manson Family Killer Denied Parole for At Least 5 Years
Charles Manson family killer Patricia Krenwinkel had no luck on her 14th attempt at freedom ... she's been denied parole. The Commissioners from the Board of Parole Hearings met Thursday in Corona, CA where she's imprisoned, and decided…

'Mistresses' Star Jes Macallan Divorcing 'Monk' Actor Jason Gray-Stanford
Jes Macallan from ABC's "Mistresses" is no longer willing to co-star with Jason Gray-Stanford ... she's filed to divorce her husband. Jes filed divorce docs Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences. They've been married since March 2012, but…

Chris Paul Befriends Little Girl with Scoliosis, We Got the Same Doc!
Very cool bonding moment between NBA star Chris Paul and a little girl in NYC ... when the kid told CP3 they both go to the same back doctor! So, why would a little kid need a world-class chiropractor? She explained to Chris that she's got…

Bill Cosby to Hold Seminars on How to Avoid Sexual Assault
Bill Cosby wants to spread the word to young people about sexual assault  ... how to avoid being accused of it. Cosby's spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt and Ebonee Benson, told "Good Day Alabama" Wednesday the comedian is planning a series of town…

Gregg Sulkin's Single Life Fits Like A Glove
Some people eat tubs of ice cream after a break-up but Gregg Sulkin's therapy seems to be planks and pull-ups, which he did Thursday morning at an L.A. park ... with impressive results. To be fair, the "Teen Wolf" star and Bella Thorne split last…

Michael Kors Event Interrupted by Anti-Fur Protesters Chanting and Taunting
Michael Kors' friendly fashion chat was busted up by a pack of angry protesters who rushed the stage, surrounded the designer, then chanted wild animal noises at him. Kors had just started a chat with Alina Cho at The Met Wednesday night in NYC…

Lonzo Ball Destroys Rim in Pre-Draft Dunk Video
Attention, NBA GMs: Above the rim, Lonzo Ball is a BIG baller. 'Zo got waaay up for a couple off-the-backboard hammers in a video posted on draft day ... a convenient reminder that he's one of the best athletes on the board. Ball gets…

Drew Barrymore's Family Is Down with the Zombie Life
Drew Barrymore looked very much the opposite of undead in L.A. with her estranged hubby, Will Kopelman, and one of their daughters -- but they'd still have her back if she opted for the zombie lifestyle. Drew's got a new show on Netflix…

John Oliver Sued by Coal Mining Mogul Bob Murray Over 'Geriatric Dr. Evil' Remark
11:37 AM -- HBO tells TMZ, "We have confidence in the staff of Last Week Tonight and do not believe anything in the show this week violated Mr. Murray's or Murray Energy's rights." John Oliver knew what was coming, and now he's got it -- a big…

DeMario Jackson Says He's Not Going Back to 'Bachelor in Paradise'
DeMario Jackson -- the guy who had oral sex with Corinne Olympios during filming of "Bachelor in Paradise" -- is done with the show.  Sources close to DeMario tell TMZ he's suffered from anxiety over the scandal after living under a cloud…

Ice Cube: Chauncey Billups Announcement Was Premature, 'I Opened My Big Mouth'
Ice Cube is backpedaling on that whole Chauncey Billups to the Cavs thing -- saying CB is still with the BIG3 league because the NBA deal isn't officially done yet.  "Right now he with us until I hear something different," Cube tells TMZ…

Nets' Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: I'll Miss Brook Lopez, Pumped About D'Angelo Russell
Some real talk from Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson ... who admits he's pretty bummed out the team traded away his good friend, Brook Lopez.  On the other hand, Rondae says he's pretty excited for the guys taking his place…

President Trump Called Out for Cardinal Sin On Golf Course
President Trump's got a new scandal on his hands, and this one goes deep ... like the 18th hole deep. A video's surfaced of the Prez golfing during one of his weekend trips to Bedminster, his NJ golf course. It shows Trump driving his golf cart…

Steph Curry Ripped and Hairless in Hawaii Beach Photo
Say ALOHA to Steph Curry's champion beach bod ... in all its waxed glory.  Steph's on vacation with the fam in Hawaii ... and Ayesha Curry took this shot of her man hangin' in the sand for National Husband Appreciation Day.  The…

Tom Brady Goes Belly to Fat Belly with Sumo Wrestlers in Tokyo
Tom Brady is now picking on fat guys ... taking on sumo wrestlers in Tokyo -- and the good news, he didn't get wrecked! TB12 and his son, Jack, got a private workout while on tour with Under Armour in Asia this week ... and the 5-time Super…

Prison Bae Jeremy Meeks Rips Page Out of Bella Hadid's Postmates Playbook, Amber Rose Benefits
Jeremy Meeks and Postmates sure know how to market well -- they turned a one-off jokey endorsement from Bella Hadid into a full-on campaign with Amber Rose. Jeremy got hired by Postmates this week -- at least for Wednesday -- to deliver a…

Genie Bouchard Butt Flossin' In Spain, Ditches Super Bowl Bet Guy
Here's tennis star Genie Bouchard in a butt-baring bikini on the beaches of Spain ... blessing all our senses while teaching the common man a lesson ... luck has its limits. Eugenie just got bounced from the Mallorca Open -- so she hit the sand with…

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