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Measure would have added $100B for Medicaid to previous GOP plan to do away with Obamacare
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is about to dare his fellow Republicans to block their seven-year campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare. Talk is over. It's time to vote.

Senator votes for health debate after Trump threats
Republican Sen. Dean Heller voted "yes" on the health care bill after stern signals from the White House that the President was willing to work to defeat his own party's incumbents if they crossed him on health care.

Sanders: Pathetic for Trump to want Obamacare to fail
During an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sen. Bernie Sanders said that President Donald Trump and his colleagues will be held accountable if the Affordable Care Act fails.

Cillizza: Republicans just dodged political disaster
Senate Republicans won a relatively minor but important legislative victory on health care on Tuesday afternoon. But the lengths they had to go to secure it -- John McCain flying back from Arizona fewer than two weeks removed from surgery that led to a brain cancer diagnosis -- suggest the problems, political and policy-wise, that await congressional GOPers and the Trump White House.

Boehner: GOP will never repeal and replace Obamacare
John Boehner didn't mince words about the chances his former Republican colleagues will pass some sort of repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

Trump makes 'presidential' pitch at Ohio rally
President Donald Trump is headed to Youngstown, Ohio, for a rally before supporters while his administration remains steeped in turmoil over his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and upheaval in his White House's communications department.

Sources: Top aides press Trump to back off of Sessions
President Donald Trump has publicly rebuked Attorney General Jeff Sessions, expressing regret for appointing him to the post and disparaging him as "beleaguered" and "very weak."

GOP senators speak out for Sessions
A handful of Republican senators are speaking out in support of Attorney General Jeff Sessions after President Donald Trump slammed the former Alabama senator in a series of tweets Tuesday morning.

McCain's sermon on how politics should be
In a Washington moment for the ages, Sen. John McCain claimed the role of an aging lion to try to save the Senate, composing a moving political aria for the chamber and the country that he loves.

Hear John McCain's full speech
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) made a poignant return to the Senate, less than a week after learning he has an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Source: Senate judiciary committee to pull Manafort subpoenas
The Senate judiciary committee will drop its subpoena of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a source familiar with the matter told CNN on Tuesday, hours after the committee announced its subpoenas.

Report: Woman slapped police car before officer shot her
In an interview with investigators last week, one of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk said he was startled by a "loud sound" near the squad car.

Survey: US Muslims growing more liberal
American Muslims are growing more religiously and socially liberal, with the number who say society should accept homosexuality nearly doubling during the past decade, according to a major new survey.

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on US
North Korea threatened a nuclear strike on "the heart of the US" if it attempts to remove Kim Jong Un as Supreme Leader, Pyongyang's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Tuesday.

Ex-priest convicted of rape to leave prison
A defrocked US Roman Catholic priest is set for release from prison 12 years after his conviction on child rape charges, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Tuesday.

Senator heard on hot mic: Trump is 'crazy'
Sen. Susan Collins and Sen. Jack Reed were recorded discussing President Donald Trump's lack of familiarity with the details of governing. The conversation was picked up by a hot mic.

Vatican treasurer to plead not guilty
One of the most senior figures in the Vatican will plead not guilty to multiple charges of historical sexual assault offenses, his lawyer told an Australian court on Wednesday.

Migrant who died in hot truck had come to US as a child, then was deported
One of the undocumented migrants found dead in an overheated tractor-trailer in San Antonio early Sunday morning had been a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, officials said.

Cillizza: 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Trump's speech to Boy Scouts
On Monday night, President Donald Trump jetted to West Virginia to address the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. And oh what a speech it was!

Scaramucci begins press shop shake-up

Tapper breaks down Trump's speech
CNN's Jake Tapper takes a look at President Trump's speech at the 2017 Boy Scout Jamboree.

Cobras in potato chip cans lead to man's arrest
Three deadly king cobras in potato chip cans led to the arrest of a Southern California man on suspicion of illegally importing the snakes and other reptiles, according to a news release from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office.

Yankees hit into triple play, still score a run

Sale of $1M Aaron Hernandez home falls through

Pic drawn by Trump going for big bucks
Want a drawing by President Trump? Two are being auctioned off. Jeanne Moos reports on Trump the artist.

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's wife, dies
Barbara Sinatra, philanthropist and wife of the legendary singer Frank Sinatra, died on Tuesday at 90 years old.

CEO's pay under fire amid opioid epidemic

Station cancels event with famous atheist
A public radio station in Berkeley, California, canceled a fundraiser and discussion with Richard Dawkins, the scientist, author and outspoken atheist, calling his comments on Islam "abusive speech."

Boy takes first steps with help of prosthetic legs
At the age of 9, Gabe Davis has walked for the first time. He was born with a rare congenital disability that left his legs underdeveloped and limited his motor skills.

Late night roasts Scaramucci's debut
Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah and Jimmy Fallon all mocked the new White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci after Sean Spicer resigned.

So long, Flash: Adobe will kill plug-in by 2020

Sperm counts of Western men are plummeting, study finds
Sperm counts of men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand are plunging, according to a new analysis published Tuesday.

Young men freezing sperm before it goes bad
With fatherhood far away, this young man froze his good sperm for later. Elizabeth Cohen asks why more men are starting to do the same.

11 myths fertility doctors hear
Many couples spend years trying not to get pregnant, so it's only understandable that they may have a few issues when it comes to trying to have a child.

Testing fertility with a smartphone app
Medical researchers at Massachusetts General, Brigham & Women's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School have devised a prototype of an at-home male fertility test that works with a smartphone.

Risking life for a second baby
Pregnancy was almost fatal for these preeclampsia survivors. Deciding to have another baby can be a roll of the dice.

What a shot! 27 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 27 amazing sports photos from July 18 through July 24.

'James Bond' movie announced, but no word on who will star
A new James Bond film will hit theaters in 2019, but it's not clear yet who will play the debonair spy in the franchise's latest movie.

Virtual reality art brings you face-to-face with Jesus
This summer in Italy, you can come face-to-face with Jesus.

These shoes will keep you from falling
Footwear B-Shoes use sensors to detect if the wearer loses balance and immediately reacts using motorized heels to restore equilibrium

Elon Musk says Mark Zuckerberg's understanding of AI is 'limited'
It's a battle of the tech billionaires.

Microsoft Paint gets second chance at life

How to ask your future boss for more money

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Rexit? Don't quit yet, Secretary Tillerson

A key step for GOP in health care marathon

Hertling: Trump modeled wrong lesson for Scouts

GOP's risky road toward Obamacare repeal

Why Germany has a dirty climate secret

Trump even has liberals feeling sorry for Sessions

Why Youngstown voters still support Trump

Brilliant tip to pay off your home at a furious pace

Expert answers to top COPD FAQs

3 cards charging 0% interest until 2019

Tillerson takes time off as State Dept. refuses to say he is happy in his role
Amid reports Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is frustrated and considering resigning, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert refused to say Tuesday whether Tillerson is happy in his current role.

DOJ nominee grilled over relationship with Alfa Bank
President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Justice Department's criminal division told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing Tuesday that if confirmed he would recuse himself for at least two years from any department matter that overlapped with his previous work as an attorney for the Russian bank Alfa Bank.

What happens to patients who stop taking statins?
Jonathan McDonagh, a 57-year-old computer consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave up on statins years ago.

How to fight 'time famine' and boost your happiness

Treatment zeroes HIV transmission during sex
The evidence is in and the message is clear: When someone is HIV positive, taking regular treatment can pretty much zero their chance of spreading the infection to others during sex.

Netflix's new show with 'Simpsons' creator
Netflix has ordered an adult animated comedy fantasy series from "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening.

2017 MTV VMA nominations announced
MTV announced the nominations for the 2017 Video Music Awards on Tuesday via Instagram, and rapper Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with the most nominations for his video "Humble."

Justin Bieber: 'Sorry' for tour cancellation
Sorry, Beliebers.

Meet 'Girls Trip' breakout star Tiffany Haddish
It's safe to say that if you are a comedic actress and Vanity Fair brands you "the funniest person alive right now," things are going pretty well.

Linkin Park: 'Our hearts are broken'
Linkin Park paid tribute to their late lead singer Chester Bennington on social media Monday with a touching letter penned to the late singer.

Meet the underwater Indiana Jones

Is this the world's best whiskey?

11 over-the-top luxury experiences

Instant vacation: 58 awesome photos

Moon's interior may contain water
There may be water -- a good bit of it -- deep inside the moon, scientists at Brown University say.



 TMZ Video

Kate Hudson Shaves Her Head for New Movie Role with Sia
Kate Hudson has pulled a G.I. Jane (and countless other badass Hollywood heroines) by completely shaving her famous golden locks ... and like all of them, she looks great.  Kate was seen on set Tuesday in L.A. for a new flick she's working on…

Kim Kardashian Stole My Initials for Big Business, Danish Makeup Artist Sues (UPDATE)
6:53 PM PT -- Sources connected to Kim's makeup line tell us she consulted several veteran trademark attorneys when launching her KKW line to ensure there were no violations. Nevertheless, we're told her team is confident KKW Beauty in no way…

Reggie Jackson Loves Aaron Judge But 'Half Season Doesn't Make a Great Player'
Aaron Judge is killin' it, but don't go retiring his number just yet ... so says Yankees legend Reggie Jackson, who told us the rookie phenom still has a lot more to prove. Mr. October was RAVING about Judge when we ran into him at LAX --…

Justin Bieber Denies Religion Drove Him to Cancel Purpose Tour
Justin Bieber is publicly denying religion played a role in him abruptly pulling the plug on his Purpose tour with just 14 shows to go. Biebs was grabbing lunch Tuesday in Bev Hills when a pap asked about the sudden decision to quit. Justin…

Killer Snake in a Can, Feds Arrest Alleged King Cobra Smuggler
Three deadly king cobras were illegally shipped into the country under cover of U.S. postage stamps and potato chips. Federal agents arrested a California man for smuggling the killer reptiles using the U.S. Postal Service back in March. The snakes…

Dallas Cowboys Rookie Jourdan Lewis Found Not Guilty In Domestic Violence Case
One less problem for the Dallas Cowboys ...  Rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis was just found not guilty of attacking his then-girlfriend after a 2-day domestic violence trial.  The 3rd round draft pick had been charged with domestic…

'Switched at Birth' Star Katie Leclerc Files for Divorce
One of the girls who got switched at birth on TV has asked a judge to switch her relationship status in real life ... Katie Leclerc wants a divorce. The "Switched at Birth" star, who plays Daphne Vasquez on the show, filed court docs last week…

Michael Phelps Defends Shark Race, Says Viewers Should Have Known What It Was
Michael Phelps isn't taking a shred of blame for viewers' disappointment over him not racing an actual great white shark, and says he stands by the "incredible" made-for-TV event. The 23-time Olympic gold medal winner opened himself up to his…

Kylie Jenner Sued for Jacking 'Lip Bite' Art (UPDATE)
5:45 PM PT -- Sources close to the production of "Life of Kylie" tell TMZ the lip design in question was independently created by a third party, and Kylie herself had nothing to do with the process.Kylie Jenner is the Robin Thicke of bleeding…

SI Swimsuit Models Slay South Beach In Tiny Bikinis
Hot chicks in bikinis, anyone?  SI's model search hit the runway to cap off Miami Swim Week ... and it was good.  Rob Gronkowski's on-again, off-again GF, Camille Kostek, was one of 15 finalists rocking the new beachwear…

Celine Dion Is Not Dating Her Backup Dancer Pepe Munoz
Celine Dion and her backup dancer, Pepe Munoz, are only inseparable onstage, because she's still a single woman ... TMZ has learned.  Photos of the two hanging out together in Paris sparked rumors the singer was dating again…

Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett on Cutting Lucky Whitehead: We Stand By Our Decision
Jason Garrett says the Cowboys are standing by their decision to cut Lucky Whitehead ... despite cops in Virginia admitting they incorrectly arrested the wrong guy for shoplifting in June. Garrett addressed the Whitehead drama at training camp…

Senator John McCain Returns for Health Care Vote After Brain Cancer Diagnosis, Gets Standing Ovation
Senator John McCain got a standing O on Capitol Hill Tuesday as he returned to vote on a health care bill that would start the process of repealing Obamacare ... this after being diagnosed with brain cancer. McCain flew into D.C. Tuesday just…

Ex-Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Mulling Legal Action After Arrest Mix-up
Lucky Whitehead says he isn't ruling out a lawsuit after he was wrongly identified by police in a shoplifting arrest ... but it's unclear if his target will be the cops or the Cowboys. The NFL receiver spoke with KDFW4 in Dallas about last crazy 24…

Justin Bieber's Crew Pissed, Say He Didn't Care About Tour and Left Them High and Dry
It is too late for Justin Bieber to say he's sorry to members of his tour crew ... who feel he totally let them down without the slightest hint of a warning ... according to sources close to the Purpose tour team. We're told Biebs' crew…

Draymond Green Sued Over Bar Attack, 'I Still Wake Up Crying'
The man who claims he was punched in the face by Draymond Green last summer says he got violent threats after the incident and still wakes up crying ... and now he's suing the NBA star.  The man behind the suit is ex-Michigan State football…

Justin Bieber Canceled His Tour Because of Christ
Justin Bieber pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he "rededicated his life to Christ" ... sources connected to Hillsong Church tell TMZ. Bieber's decision seemed to come out of the blue, but our sources say it was squarely based on what…

Venus Williams Blames Seat Belts, Car Problems In Fatal Crash (UPDATE)
2:25 PM PT -- Barson's attorney, Michael Steinger, tells TMZ he has documentation showing their 2016 Hyundai was in perfect working order. Also, he says data collected from the car's computer proves Jerome and Linda were both wearing their seat…

Frank Sinatra's Wife, Barbara Sinatra, Dead at 90
Frank Sinatra's fourth and final wife, Barbara Sinatra, has died ... almost 20 years after her famous husband passed. Barbara died Tuesday at her Rancho Mirage home in California after months of declining health ... according to a rep for her org,…

Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead Cops Won't Be Suspended, 'Acted In Good Faith'
The police officers who thought they arrested Lucky Whitehead -- when in reality they arrested an imposter -- will not be suspended for the mistake ... officials tell TMZ Sports.  We spoke with Prince William PD's Sgt. Perok, who believes…

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