The House GOP’s new plan fails; a ‘zombie’ drug gains popularity; and the Supreme Court has agreed to review the greenhouse gases case. Meanwhile, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globes for the next two years, and Brad Pitt promotes the importance of 12 Years a Slave.
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Republican Leaders Back Off New Plan, http://rtvote.com/194MTlm
This morning, House Republican leaders tried to devise a new proposal to reopen the government and alter parts of Obamacare, but it failed to garner enough support from the rest of the Republican party. Speaker John Boehner stated that “there are a lot of opinions” in his party. Everyone is aware of the October 17th debt deadline, but Republicans still appear to be unrelenting on the condition of depriving members of Congress and the White House of subsidies when they buy health insurance under the new Obamacare system.
Florida boy, 6, drowns in Carnival cruise ship pool, http://rtvote.com/1ghJki7
A 6-year-old boy, who was in the pool with his 10-year-old brother, drowned aboard cruise ship Carnival Victory. The poolside DJ first saw the child struggling in the water, and a guest pulled him out of the pool. He was pronounced dead after unsuccessful attempts at reviving him. Carnival Cruise pools do not have lifeguards; the cruise line’s policy requires children under 13 to be supervised by parents.
Flesh-rotting ‘krokodil’ drug emerges in USA, http://rtvote.com/1fA9uLP
A cheap heroine knockoff drug, called Krokodil, began gaining popularity in Russia in the early 2000s. The drug has started to be used in the United States. Krokodil gives the user a high, and then rots his or her skin soon after, sometimes even deteriorating the skin all the way down to the bone.
Supreme Court to Review Greenhouse Gases Case, http://rtvote.com/1ghMLW2
The Supreme Court has agreed to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s unprecedented regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. The High Court will determine whether the EPA overstepped its authority and whether the EPA’s ability to regulate automobile emissions of greenhouse gases also applies to power plants and factories.
Madeleine McCann case: 1,000 responses to new police appeal, http://rtvote.com/194NtiR
Madeleine McCann was three years old when she was abducted from her family’s holiday villa in Portugal in 2007. The investigation has continued ever since then, but a new TV appeal has triggered almost 1,000 responses. New leads have emerged, as two different people have given the police the same name based on computer-generated sketches of the suspect. London’s Metropolitan Police Service is offering a reward of $32,000 for information that can lead to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the person who abducted Madeleine.
Journalists weigh in on the upcoming Supreme Court case on Michigan’s Proposal 2 in “Affirmative action vs. voters: Opinionline,” http://rtvote.com/194PJXB
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Hosting Golden Globe Awards in 2014 and 2015, http://rtvote.com/1ghSjzL
Brad Pitt Talks About Turning 50 and the Importance of 12 Years a Slave, http://rtvote.com/194Qoby
Natalie Portman Talks Moving to Paris, Dealing with Drunk Fans, and Avoiding Confrontation,http://rtvote.com/1fA4FlJ
Miley Cyrus Raps With French Montana in “Ain’t Worried About Nothin’” Remix, http://rtvote.com/1eoopFN