A bill to repeal The Affordable Care Act failed with 45 – 55 votes in favor of the repeal. In all the bill needed 51 votes to pass.
The bill proposed a “skinny” repeal which would have repealed some of the most controversial elements of ACA including individual mandates and Device taxes. The Bill also included a two-year delay on the replacement in hopes that an agreement would be reached before that time elapsed.
GOP leadership is aiming for a vote Friday on the final plan which could include more elements than repealing the mandate and device taxes.
Southhaven Police Officers looking to serve a warrant for Samuel Pearman arrived at the wrong house before eventually killing a man with no warrants, Ismael Lopez.
Lopez and his wife were both asleep in their bed when officers arrived at the house across the street from Pearman.
Since The Lopez Family has hired attorney Murray Wells to represent the case.
“Someone didn’t take the time to analyze the address,” Wells said. “This is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read numbers”
According to the Desoto County District Attorney John Champion, when the 2 officers arrived on the scene a pit bull burst out the front door prompting the officers to shot at it. Lopez then pointed the gun at officers through an open door who told him to down the gun repeatedly before opening fire.
The Lopez Family is disputing the claim that Lopez brandish a gun claiming that although he is a gun owner he didn’t have one on him when the police shot him.
Lopez’s neighbors also claimed they didn’t hear any yelling or officers telling Lopez to put the gun down before he was shot.
Wells has stated that his legal team will conduct their own investigation into what happened. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigations is handling the case.
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In a series of tweets Wednesday morning, President Trump announced that “The United States Government would not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity of the military.”
Trump stated that “our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”
This announcement comes a month after Defense Secretary James Mattis announced that The Pentagon would delay Obama-era regulations allowing transgender individuals to openly serve in the military for the remainder of 2017 while they review the impact of these shifts.
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