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Donald Trump's Amended Healthcare Bill Barely Passes The House And Is On Its Way To The Senate

The revisions the Trump administration drew for the ACHA was passed, today, and is on it's way to the Senate where opposition is anticipated.

The Affordable Healthcare Act has been on Donald Trump’s agenda for as far back as we can trace. Thursday (May 4), may have started the beginning to the end of an era of Obamacare. The House snuck the Trump administration’s revisions to the AHCA to the Senate with a 217-213 victory. Amidst this victory, only twenty Republican representatives voted against the bill, while no Democrats stood in support of it.

The bill that is on its way to the Senate is said to deprive 24 million Americans of their current health care coverage, drive up premiums for older citizens, and reverse protection of those with pre-existing conditions from being charged more.

Although only 20 Republicans opted out of voting in favor of the amended AHCA, some have expressed their interest in seeing the Senate apply some “significant changes.” But, democratic California representative, Nancy Pelosi says, “They [Republican representatives] have this vote tattooed on them. This is a scar they will carry… Why would they vote for it, if they don’t think it’s worthy of support and the Senate will change it?” A question that probably will never be answered. But, according to the California minority leader, the Senate has “no interest in passing this bill as is.”

Many have expressed their disposition toward the president’s changes to the bill, but early this morning, activist Samuel Sinyangwe made it his duty to create a Twitter thread that reveals all the harsh repercussions that will transpire for black Americans if the bill is passed. Some include cutting support for students with disabilities and elders with medicaid, in addition to tax credits for the rich.

Politicians and concerned citizens, alike, have already began banding together to express their disapproval of the current state of the amended AHCA bill. Some have even questioned whether it’s too early to call in to their state’s senators to express their disdain toward the recent vote. Activist and writer, Brittany Packett, ensured to tweet out a New York Times article that reveals all the House’s representatives and how they voted.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School was reportedly forced to evacuate its students and administration on Friday (Dec. 14), after receiving a bomb threat, CNN reports. The incident occurred on the sixth anniversary of the school's tragic mass shooting.

Newtown, Connecticut Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde stated that the threat didn't appear to be substantial, but they decided to  evacuate the facility as an extra precaution.

Bomb squads reportedly swept the school and surrounding area for explosive devices but did not discover anything on the property. They later concluded that there was no immediate threat. The school administration dismissed students and faculty for the rest of the day however, considering the previous incident.

As previously noted, Sandy Hook endured a horrific mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in which 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 children between six and seven years old, as well as six adult, staff members.

Earlier this month, thousands of documents were released about Lanza that revealed his mental state and social status in the years leading up to the shooting.

The shooting is not believed to be in connection to the recent string of bomb scares around the nation that targeted major politicians including the former first families Barack and Michelle Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton.

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North Carolina Prosecutors Say Teen Would Still Be Alive If Cops Pursued Evidence From 2016

North Carolina prosecutors have placed blame on local law enforcement stating had police pursued evidence, 13-year-old Hania Aguilar would still be alive.

Robeson County District Attorney Luther Johnson Britt spoke with reporters Wednesday (Dec. 12) and said authorities were able to link suspect Michael Ray McLellan to an unrelated rape case for about a year but failed to take action.

"This hurts," Britt said. "This is like taking a punch to the gut and not being prepared to get it."

McLellan has been charged with first-degree murder and a host of other charges related to the kidnapping, rape, and murder of the teen. He's being held without bail. Last month, Hania was kidnapped from her driveway by the 34-year-old and forced into a relative's vehicle.

The eighth grader's body was found last week in water and the SUV was found less than 10 miles away from her body. Britt told CNN with the help of an interpreter he spoke to the teen's mother and explained their daughter wouldn't be coming home.

"It was a difficult conversation to have with her," he added. "Maybe the most difficult conversation I've ever had with a victim's family -- to tell them that had this information been followed up on -- her daughter might be alive."

Sheriff Burnis Wilkins said the department would launch an internal investigation.

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Incoming Attorney General Letitia James Planning Investigation Of Donald Trump And Co.

Incoming New York Attorney General Letitia James is planning a sweeping investigation of Donald Trump, his family and anyone associated with the president.

While speaking with NBC News, James said she will use every corner of the law to look at any illegal activity committed.

“We will use every area of the law to investigate President Trump and his business transactions and that of his family as well," James said.

Specifically, James will investigate any illegal activity associated with the president's New York real-estate holdings, including the 2016 meeting with a Russian official at Trump Tower and any government subsidies he's received.

"We want to investigate anyone in his orbit who has, in fact, violated the law,” the Democratic attorney general said.

After James announced her forthcoming investigation, Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen will face the music for lying to Congress and violating campaign laws. Cohen faces four years in prison.

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