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At the twilight of a storied career and battling a brain tumor, Sen. John McCain delivered for his party and his president on the issue that's defined the GOP for the past seven years.
It's a situation heavy with drama and symbolism. The 80-year-old Arizona senator returned to Washington just days after a cancer diagnosis, to cast the deciding vote to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare."
McCain has not been overly enthusiastic about the GOP health bill or the partisan process through which it's emerged. Following his vote to open the debate on health care, McCain delivered remarks, urging his colleagues to come together for the sake of the country.
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Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote.
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A video posted on social media that appears to show a shark tied to the back of a boat being dragged across water at high speeds has sparked an investigation by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
"The FWC takes this very seriously and is currently investigating this incident," FWC spokesperson Rob Klepper said in an email Tuesday.
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The Justice Department escalated its promised crackdown on so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday, saying it will no longer award coveted grant money to cities unless they give federal immigration authorities access to jails and provide advance notice when someone in the country illegally is about to be released.
Under old rules, cities seeking grant money needed only to show they were not preventing local law enforcement from communicating with federal authorities about the immigration status of people they have detained.
The announcement came as questions swirled about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' future as the nation's top law enforcement officer following days of blistering criticism from President Donald over his performance.
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President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman met with Senate investigators Tuesday, providing his recollection of a Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer and agreeing to turn over contemporaneous notes of the gathering last year, according to people familiar with the closed-door interview.
The appearance by Paul Manafort came the same morning that Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner returned to Capitol Hill for a second day of private meetings, this time for a conversation with lawmakers on the House intelligence committee.
Both Manafort and Kushner have been cooperating with the committees which, along with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, are probing Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and possible collusion with Trump associates.
A woman in Arlington, Virginia, heard noises in her home in the middle of the night -- and police found a man living in the attic.
The woman, who asked not to be identified publicly, said she heard the noises Friday in the house she rents near the Pentagon City neighborhood.
"I heard footsteps above me, and I checked in with my landlord, because sometimes he's used the storage above," she said.
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Straight off a slim but symbolic health care win in Washington, President Donald Trump arrived in Ohio for a victory lap on Tuesday night with the very voters who helped put him in office.
"We're now one step closer to liberating our citizens from this Obamacare nightmare and delivering great health care for the American people," Trump told a crowd of several thousand in Youngstown, Ohio, hours after the Senate took one small step toward Republicans' years-long promise to repeal and replace former President Obama's health care law.
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Convicted pedophile priest Paul Shanley is scheduled to be released from prison this week.
Attorney Mitchell Garabedian, who represented Shanley's victims and numerous other victims of the Catholic church child sex abuse scandal in Massachusetts, told NBC Boston that Shanley is set to be released on Friday. He is currently being held at the medium security Old Colony Correctional Center in Bridgewater.
Shanley, one of the most notorious figures in the clergy sex abuse scandal, was sentenced in 2005 to 12 to 15 years in prison for raping a boy repeatedly at St. Jean's Parish in Newton in the 1980s.
The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer's office in Switzerland that left five people wounded was caught on Tuesday after more than a day on the run, police said.
Franz Wrousis was arrested in Thalwil, some 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the scene of Monday morning's attack in Schaffhausen, police said. The lakeside town is in Zurich canton (state), Schaffhausen's southern neighbor.
Police issued a brief statement announcing the arrest but said they would give no further details before a news conference scheduled in Schaffhausen on Wednesday.
A squirrel left more than 45,000 customers across San Diego without power for several hours Tuesday, according to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E).
Residents in the University Heights, Kensington and other neighborhoods were without power from noon to 2 p.m., according to SDG&E spokeswoman Helen Gao.
The state of Florida said Tuesday that it had suspended commercial driving privileges for a truck driver three months before he was arrested for driving a tractor-trailer so hot and so crammed with immigrants that 10 people died.
James Matthew Bradley Jr. failed to provide the state with a current medical card, which federal law requires commercial drivers to supply to show they are physically fit for the road.
Sen. John McCain returned to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to cast a vote to start debate on the Senate GOP health care bill. McCain had been absent from the Senate since he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
Gov. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.
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Police say the man arrested for a petty theft in Prince William County, Virginia, last month was not Dallas Cowboys player Lucky Whitehead.
The news comes a day after the team cut the wide receiver.
The Prince William County Police Department told multiple outlets that Whitehead was arrested on June 22, at a Wawa convenience store, after an employee noticed he tried to leave the store without paying for some items.
Whitehead failed to appear for his arraignment for the incident on July 6, which led to a subsequent charge, according to police records.
But on Tuesday, police announced there had been a mistake.
Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year, according to a report published Tuesday amid a warning from a top Republican lawmaker who says he has grown increasingly alarmed about Pyongyang's weapons program.
The Washington Post reported that a new confidential assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency trims two years off the timeline for when North Korea could strike North American cities with atomic weapons. The assessment was triggered by recent North Korean missile tests that indicated the nation's program was further along than expected.