Senate will now take on health bill, and outlook is far from certain

epa06109503 Senate Majority Leader Republican Mitch McConnell (C) , Republican Senator from Wyoming John Barrasso (L), Republican Senator from South Dakota John Thune (Back) and Republican Senator from Texas John Cornyn (R) speak to members of the news media after the Senate passed the motion to proceed on President Trump's effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 25 July 2017. The vote of Senator McCain's, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, was critical to pass the motion to proceed. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

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After winning a dramatic initial vote, Senate Republicans will see if they can pass a bill, but were met with an early setback Tuesday night.

// In rousing speech, McCain urges Senate to return to bipartisanship

?Let?s trust each other,? said McCain, who returned to the Senate to vote despite a diagnosis of brain cancer.

US Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican (left), and US Representative Blake Farenthold, a Texas Republican.

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Collins on congressman who slammed her: ?He?s so unattractive it?s unbelievable?

?I don?t mean to be unkind, but he?s so unattractive it?s unbelievable,? the Maine senator said of Blake Farenthold in comments caught on a hot mic.

// Caught on hot mic, senators unload on Trump

Susan Collins of Maine and Jack Reed of R.I. discussed the federal budget ? and the president?s lack of familiarity with governing.

// Warren speaks out on health care from steps of Capitol after health care vote

Speaking with a megaphone to a group of protesters, Warren said the fight to retain the Affordable Care Act was a test for the country.

// Will Jeff Sessions keep his job? ?We?ll see what happens,? Trump says

?I am disappointed in the attorney general, he should not have recused himself,? President Trump told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

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Train strikes truck, kills driver, in Abington

A commuter train struck a pickup truck in Abington Tuesday night, killing a 78-year-old man who was driving, police said.

?Suspicious vehicle? found at Bunker Hill CC

The State Police bomb squad spent about two hours at the scene, an official said.

Diver who passed out near Andrea Doria wreck has died

The Coast Guard says a diver pulled unresponsive from waters near the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Massachusetts has died.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, earlier this month dismissed the findings of the 75-year-old Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.

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Trump administration steps in on fishing limits, and the implications could ripple

For the first time, the federal government has overruled a recommendation by a panel that oversees fishing issues on the East Coast.


// VA secretary expands probe of embattled Manchester, N.H., hospital

David Shulkin said he wants a review of care at the facility to be ?comprehensive, transparent and brand-new.?

// Paul Shanley, notorious priest in Catholic sex abuse scandal, to be released this week

Shanley is set to be released after serving 12 years for raping a Sunday school student in the early 1980s.

// CTE study details toll on football players

Researchers studied the donated brains of 202 players, and interviewed their loved ones about mood and behavioral problems.

// Allegations that medical school dean led drug-fueled secret life stun many in Boston

In Boston, Carmen Puliafito was known as driven and intense, a physician who relished the business of running a clinic as well as his time in the operating room.

// Rafael Devers flies out to center in first major league at-bat

Rookie Red Sox third baseman, who was called up Monday from Triple-A Pawtucket, failed to get a hit in his first plate appearance.

10/07/16: Cleveland, OH: Things did not go well for Red Sox starting pitcher David Price in the second inninghe is pictured reacting on the mound during that frame. The Boston Red Sox visited the Cleveland Indians for Game Two of their ALDS baseball game at Progressive Field. (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis) section: sports topic: Red Sox-Indians

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There?s fun watching Red Sox play follow the leader

Friday night will be interesting when the Sox return to Fenway with David Price on the mound.

// Man who allegedly attacked woman outside Planet Fitness was looking for revenge

The man allegedly targeted the victim as an indirect act of revenge against a relative of her former boyfriend, court records show.

Mitt Romney.

While the Senate debates health care, Mitt Romney is . . . waterskiing?

Well, Romney sure looks relaxed.


// Fenwick Smith, a BSO flutist and New England Conservatory teacher, dies at 68

Smith was noted for his musical ability, craftsmanship, and annual flute recitals.

// Stephen Colbert?s shows from Russia are winners for CBS

Russia may represent bad news for President Trump. But not for his late-night nemesis.

// South End renters hope legal fight stops evictions

The trust that owns a Harrison Avenue row house accepted a $2 million offer and agreed to deliver the building vacant of its low-income tenants.


Wait, that?s why Justin Bieber canceled his tour?

The singer may have new priorities.


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