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Senate rejects broad Obamacare repeal bill

The Senate voted narrowly Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to repeal major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but hours later, Republican leaders suffered a setback when their most comprehensive plan to replace former President Barack Obama’s health law fell far short of the votes it needed.

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Want to know how many kids are shot in your state? This website can tell you

Tens of thousands of Americans are shot every year. Who tracks the carnage? Gun Violence Archive, a website based in Lexington, fills a real-time information gap left by government, law enforcement and academic researchers. “Mass shootings drive much of the traffic to our website,” says Mark Bryant, who runs GVA. “Children getting shot is second.”

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North Carolina woman on comforting crying boy on transatlantic flight: It's not like I had a plan

Rochel Groner comforted wailing boy on 8 hour flight between Brussels and New York on July 14. Her compassion for the boy, who she and her husband believe had autism, circulated widely online.
Credit: David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer
North Carolina woman on comforting crying boy on transatlantic flight: It's not like I had a plan 3:51

North Carolina woman on comforting crying boy on transatlantic flight: It's not like I had a plan

Trump ‘disappointed’ in Sessions 1:35

Trump ‘disappointed’ in Sessions

Parents of teen in live-streamed Los Banos crash in disbelief 2:12

Parents of teen in live-streamed Los Banos crash in disbelief

Body cam video shows police officer shooting family's dogs 6:20

Body cam video shows police officer shooting family's dogs