GOP Senate Bill Would Cut Health Care Coverage By 22 Million

Updated at 8:10 pm ET Congressional forecasters say a Senate bill that aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026. That's only slightly fewer uninsured than a version passed by the House in May . Monday's report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office could give moderate senators concerned about health care coverage pause. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, was quick to register her opposition to the bill. Senate Republican...

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Changes are coming to Charlotte's Citizens Review Board. That's the group which hears appeals of disciplinary decisions involving CMPD officers. The board has been criticized following high-profile police shootings over the past couple of years in which officers weren't punished, such as the killing of Keith Scott last September.

Victims' advocates want more diversity and better training for review board members, two changes the Charlotte City Council adopted Monday night.  

Veronica Bernal of the Workers Defense Project spoke at a rally outside the Government Center Monday night.
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Local construction workers and labor advocates were at the Charlotte City Council Monday night seeking better working conditions. They want the council to require developers to disclose labor practices when they apply for approval of their projects.

The U.S. Supreme Court will review President Trump’s travel ban this fall. Until there's a ruling, the court decided to partially reinstate it. People from six predominately-Muslim countries will only be allowed to enter the country if they have some kind of U.S. connection. Trump called it a "clear victory" for national security. Some at the Islamic Center of Charlotte disagree.

As Expected, Cooper To Veto Budget

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Gov. Roy Cooper says he will veto the state budget put on his desk by Republican lawmakers.

Cooper made the announcement Monday, four days after the GOP-controlled legislature gave final approval to its two-year spending plan. Republicans are likely to override the veto because of substantial House and Senate majorities. Cooper calls the budget “small-minded.”

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The head of the North Carolina NAACP hopes to be allowed to enter the Statehouse again after Monday. The Rev. William Barber has been banned since May 30, when he was arrested during a protest over health care. He is charged with second-degree trespassing. A Wake County magistrate imposed the ban on Barber and other arrested protesters as a condition of their release on bond.  Barber says the ban is wrong for several reasons.

Charlotte City Council members Monday night will consider proposed changes for the Citizens Review Board. It was formed in 1997 to give the public a way of appealing disciplinary decisions involving the actions of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.  

Sarah Delia

The number of homicides in Charlotte stands at 47. On Saturday another person was shot and killed. And last week, three people were murdered on the same day. One of those victims was a beloved barber who worked at No Grease in the west side of the city. Twenty-nine-year-old David Lindsay was found shot to death in the front seat of his car. Family and friends gathered to remember him Sunday, WFAE’s Sarah Delia has this story.

Police in Charlotte are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Saturday night on the city's northwest side.  It's the 47th homicide in Charlotte so far this year, compared to 23 killings as this time last year. 

CMPD says officers responded to a 911 call shortly after 10:30 p.m. at the Tropical Bar, Restaurant and Game Room at 4709 Tuckaseegee Road.  Inside the business, police found an adult male who'd been shot. 

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The new interim health director for Mecklenburg County starts work Monday. Alma Harris takes over for Marcus Plescia. He resigned after his leadership was called into question when it was revealed that the agency had failed to timely notify nearly 200 women about abnormal Pap smear results. But the hiring of Harris to a $20,000 a month position is drawing scrutiny.

A South Carolina judge says the special prosecutor overseeing an investigation into corruption at the Statehouse can stay on the case. 

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'Pizzagate' Gunman Sentenced To 4 Years; NC GOP Vows To Override Gov. If He Vetoes Budget

The North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a District of Columbia pizzeria has been sentenced to 4 year in prison. Meanwhile, North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger says legislators "will quickly override" Gov. Roy Cooper should he chose to veto the Republican-backed budget. And, Duke Energy is moving forward with its request to raise rates by 15 percent for 1.3 million North Carolina customers.

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Charlotte Homicides In 2017 - A Look At The Victims

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