Parliament was resuming normal operations today, one day after a terror attack struck London. The attack, took place near the United Kingdom’s Parliament, left at least five people were killed and 40 more injured after a man attacked several people on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a police officer before being shot by law enforcement. Prime Minister Theresa May, who confirmed she was in Parliament at the time, called the incident a ‘sick and depraved terrorist attack.’ Police say attack is linked to Islamic extremism.
New health care bill makes its way to the House In a huge political test for Republicans and President Trump, the House is scheduled to vote today on the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The GOP’s American Health Care Act retains some parts of Obamacare, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to sick people. But it would no longer penalize people. The GOP bill faces solid opposition by Democrats and some conservative Republicans.
Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, makes his final plea and faces his final stretch of Senate hearings today. Neil Gorsuch has been probed all week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, seems headed for confirmation to the nation’s highest court after yesterday’s hearing. Whereas the past week primarily featured Gorsuch responding to questions and thoughts from senators, Thursday will give outside voices a chance to give their opinions on Trump’s nominee.
Jason Day conceded his match at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play to Pat Perez yesterday after six holes, withdrawing from the tournament to spend time with his mother, who he revealed is battling lung cancer. “My mom has been here for a while, and she has lung cancer, It’s really hard to even comprehend being on the golf course because of what she’s going through.” An Australian doctor diagnosed his mother with terminal lung cancer at the start of the year, giving her 12 months to live.
Family and friends of a Hays High School sophomore are grieving today. 16-year-old Brynn Aylor lost her life in an accident in Buda. Two other people were in the car and were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.