Washington Post Evening Edition 6-22-2017

Four GOP senators oppose health plan, putting bill at risk
Those senators — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah — dislike the Senate GOP bill because they do not feel it goes far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only two Republicans and still pass the measure.
By Sean Sullivan, Juliet Eilperin and Kelsey Snell  •  Read more »
The Fix | Analysis
Four scenarios that could doom the bill
Republicans are ideologically divided, spread between conservatives who fundamentally don’t believe in the government’s role in health care and moderates who think Obamacare was a step in the right direction.
By Amber Phillips  •  Read more »
Senate Republicans’ claim of saving individual health insurance markets could prove hollow
The bill’s details suggest that it helps insurers and many consumers primarily in the near term and, in important ways, offers less support than a comparable plan the House GOP adopted last month.
By Amy Goldstein  •  Read more »
What the Senate bill changes about Obamacare
The bill takes major steps to roll back provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but stops short of the severity of the House’s bill. In both bills, the spending cuts made by Medicaid and other programs would go to fund a substantial tax cut for the health care industry and the rich.
By Kim Soffen and Darla Cameron  •  Read more »
Obama on the GOP health-care plan: ‘This bill will do you harm’
Former president Barack Obama posted a nearly 1,000-word critique of the Senate bill on Facebook. “And small tweaks … cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
By Juliet Eilperin  •  Read more »
Trump says he has no ‘tapes’ of Comey conversations
“I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings,” president tweets, a belated admission after weeks of attempts by Congress and the press to determine whether such tapes existed.
By Philip Rucker and Karoun Demirjian  •  Read more »
Supreme Court unanimously sides with Serb who lied during naturalization process
The Justices said that the government must prove that the lie is relevant to the case in order to strip someone of citizenship.
By Robert Barnes  •  Read more »
‘Pizzagate’ gunman sentenced to four years in prison, as prosecutors urged judge to deter vigilante justice
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, commandeered Comet Ping Pong in December to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring linked to Hillary Clinton.
By Spencer S. Hsu  •  Read more »
‘Godspeed, Otto’: Friends gather to mourn U-Va. student who died after release from North Korea
Otto Warmbier’s death intensified already-raw tensions between Washington and Pyongyang after the Ohio native was left comatose upon his release.
By Susan Svrluga  •  Read more »
WorldViews | Analysis
ISIS claims a historic mosque in Mosul was destroyed by a U.S. airstrike — but video evidence suggests otherwise
After reviewing the footage, experts say the explosion came from inside the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, which has stood for 800 years, not an airstrike.
By Adam Taylor  •  Read more »
Read Trevor Noah’s devastated monologue about Philando Castile dash-cam footage: ‘It broke me’
“I thought that I felt all I could feel about this story,” Noah said, “until I got home, and I watched a newly released video.”
By Emily Yahr  •  Read more »
A terrifying threat from tropical depression Cindy: Floating masses of deadly fire ants
Floodwaters won’t kill the notoriously tough insects, which are just as dangerous when they’re wet as they are dry, according to Alabama officials.
By Peter Holley  •  Read more »

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