Senate GOP Reveals Health Care Bill, Trump Tweets There Are No Comey Tapes, and More

Written largely in secret, the Senate Republicans released their long-awaited health care bill aimed at dismantling President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The bill — named “Better Care Reconciliation Act” — would repeal Obamacare taxes, roll back Medicaid, end the insurance mandate, defund Planned Parenthood, and allow states waivers. A vote is expected next week, but the bill faces opposition from Democrats and a half-dozen Republicans. Read the story from The AP.

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Trump Tweets There Are No Comey Tapes

After weeks of hinting otherwise, President Trump tweeted he did not make recordings of his conversations with fired FBI Director James Comey. Read the story from The AP.

ISIS Destroys Historic Mosque

As Iraqi forces closed in, Islamic State fighters blew up the medieval al-Nuri mosque and its distinctive leaning minaret in Mosul, destroying a symbol of cultural heritage that stood for more than 800 years. Read the story from NPR.

Police Officer Acquitted in Fatal Shooting

It took less than two days for a jury to acquit the former Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot Sylville Smith, a 23-year-old black man, sparking violent protests last year. The verdict comes less than a week after the acquittal of the Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile. Read the story from The AP. 

Ron Howard to Direct Han Solo Spinoff

Lucasfilm announced that Ron Howard will direct the new Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff after "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street" directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller departed over “creative differences.” The film is slated to come out May 25, 2018. Read the story from The AP.