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By Sean Sullivan, Kelsey Snell and Juliet Eilperin Facing a rebellion within their own ranks, Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday postponed a vote to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act until after the July 4th recess. The current proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would cause an estimated 22 million more Americans to be uninsured by the en…

SHELBY – Shari Lynne Ball's naked, badly decomposed body was found by a hunter nearly 34 years ago along Route 63 in Orleans County, in a soggy wildlife refuge known to locals as the Alabama Swamps. But for more than three decades, no one knew who she was. She was listed in police reports as an unidentified "Jane Doe." Then, in 2014, State Police had her body exhum…

WASHINGTON – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday told the state’s members of Congress that he would propose a “Faso-Collins” tax on counties to make up for the loss of county funding for Medicaid under an amendment proposed by Rep. John Faso, R-Kinderhook, and Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence. Noting that “the Faso-Collins shell game” cuts $2.3 billion in annual fu…

WASHINGTON – Refugee admissions, which were the main source of new residents moving to Buffalo in recent years, could slow dramatically under a Supreme Court ruling Monday temporarily upholding parts of President Trump’s executive order to curtail the refugee resettlement program and bar travel from several Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s order calls for a 120-…

By Adam Liptak WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it would decide whether President Trump’s revised travel ban was lawful, setting the stage for a major decision on the scope of presidential power. Mr. Trump’s revised executive order, issued in March, limited travel from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days and suspended the nation’s r…

By Robert Barnes WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday said it will consider next term whether a Denver baker unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. Lower courts had ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had violated Colorado's public accommodations law, which prohibits refusing service to cu…

By Avi Selk and Amy B Wang President Donald Trump on Saturday called out Obama administration officials for not taking stronger actions against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, contradicting his past statements and suggesting without proof that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. His tweets came after The Post reveal…

By JORDAN RAU ORANGE, Va. – Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living center drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. “You think you’ve got enough money to last all your lif…

Ravinder K. Bansal is a man on a mission. The Clarence man is about to fly a single-engine plane solo around the world to raise $750,000 for a hospital in his hometown in Ambala, India. The goal of the 19,878-mile trip - scheduled to begin July 4 from Buffalo Niagara International Airport - is to purchase an MRI machine for the hospital. Bansal decided to try to h…

By ROBERT PEAR and THOMAS KAPLAN WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans, who have promised a repeal of the Affordable Care Act for seven years, took a major step Thursday toward that goal, unveiling a bill to cut Medicaid deeply and end the health law’s mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The 142-page bill would create a new system of federal tax credits …

WASHINGTON – A lawyer, a teacher who just moved to the state, a guy who sells running shoes and a Klingon dressed up as Mark Twain walked into a Southern Tier congressional race, and … it's no joke. The lawyer, Eddie Sundquist, 28, of Jamestown, Wednesday became the fourth candidate to announce that he's seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Tom Reed, …

WASHINGTON – Summer camps and other organizations that work with kids should have access to the FBI's database of sex offenders when hiring staff, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Wednesday. Schumer, D-N.Y., told reporters on a conference call that he is pushing bipartisan legislation that would allow such groups to use the FBI database when doing backgr…

By Ann E. Marimow and Dana Hedgpeth The gunman who opened fire on a GOP baseball team in Virginia had a local storage locker with more than 200 rounds of ammunition that he visited daily including less than an hour before he shot more than 60 times at the team during a morning practice June 14. A list containing the names of six members of Congress also was found on …