Photo: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), flanked by Senate Republican Leaders, speaks with reporters about healthcare legislation after the weekly party caucus luncheons outside the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. July 18, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
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The Senate GOP bill to replace Obamacare is dead -- for now. Several senators have come out against the idea to immediately repeal the current health care law. So now what? Will Republicans suffer politically in next year’s midterm elections? What does this mean for their agenda and their party?
The Daily 202: After Senate bill falls apart, Republicans don’t have the votes to repeal Obamacare
Senate Republicans' new plan to repeal Obamacare threatens even more widespread disruptions to Americans' healthcare
The R&B singer was last tried and acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. Now there are revelations that Kelly lured several young women to live with him and apparently controlled their every move. They are all legally adults, so not much can be done by the authorities.
Host of KCRW’s Bookworm, Michael Silverblatt discusses “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness,” a new novel from Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy. It’s about India’s complicated political landscape, and Roy’s dedicated it to “the unconsoled.” He also recommends Daniel Riley’s “Fly Me,” which is set on the beaches of Los Angeles in 1972.
Michael Silverblatt, host, 'Bookworm'
Unlike Europe, the U.S. has few rules and oversight around sperm donation. That means one man can biologically father dozens of kids. One blond, blue-eyed rugby player from Virginia has at least 150 offspring. It’s all led to concerns around the spread of diseases and accidental incest when siblings don’t know each other.
Jacqueline Mroz is author of "Scattered Seeds."(Photo by Steve Hockstein)
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President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
The challenges of being Native American in Oakland Tommy Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, but he grew up in Oakland. His new novel, “There There,” is set in Oakland. His many disparate characters -- all urban Indians -- struggle with what it means to be Native and struggle to connect with disappearing traditions.
Justice Department indicts 12 Russians for election hacking The Department of Justice says it has enough evidence to charge 12 members of the Russian military with hacking the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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