Washington Unites — In Early Opposition To Obamacare Replacement Bill:
Republican leadership’s first effort to sell an Obamacare replacement plan has given rise to a unusual consensus in Washington. Officials on both sides of the aisle — including disparate factions within parties — and influential outside groups seem to be in agreement: the bill in its current form will never make it to the White House.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday nodded to the long road ahead.
“Our wonderful new Healthcare Bill is now out for review and negotiation,” he tweeted, while also calling Obamacare “a complete and total disaster.
O.J. Simpson Could Be Released As Early As October:
O.J. Simpson could get out of prison later this year, if a pivotal parole hearing goes his way.
The hearing will likely take place in July, according to David Smith, spokesman for the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. Depending on the outcome, the “Juice” could be loose as soon as October 1. Previous ratings of Simpson have scored him in the low-risk category for release.
Simpson — who was famously acquitted in 1995 in the slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman — has been serving out a nine-to-33-year sentence for his role in a 2007 incident that unfolded in a Las Vegas hotel room.
Nike Has ANew Product For Muslim Women: The ‘Pro Hijab’:
Nike will soon begin selling a performance hijab for Muslim women athletes.
The head cover, called the “Nike Pro Hijab,” boasts a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors. The fabric’s tiny holes will make it breathable while remaining opaque, a requirement for hijab-wearing women.
Nike (NKE) said it began developing the hijab after some Muslim athletes complained about wearing a traditional head scarf during competition.
The design process took 13 months, and the final product will be available for sale in the company’s Spring 2018 season.
Isiah Thomas: The NBA Great Using Hoops To Help End Gang Culture:
These are tumultuous times in the US.
For two-time NBA champion Isiah Thomas, who is a native son of Chicago — a city plagued by violence and gun crime — part of the solution is sport
“I believe that through playing, you can bring people together,” Thomas told CNN Tuesday. “The power of play and the power of sport. What’s missing from a lot of our communities is play.”
Thomas retired in 1994, after leading the Detroit Pistons to NBA titles in 1989 and 1990 on top of making 12 All-Star appearances and being voted Finals MVP in 1990
Hawaii Files First Lawsuit Against New Travel Ban:
Hawaii is not wasting any time challenging President Donald Trump’s new travel ban.
Attorneys for the state filed a new 40-page request just before midnight on Tuesday, asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of the new executive order.
Trump signed a new executive order Monday banning foreign nationals from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days and banning all refugees for 120 days.