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    Posted on Jun 22, 2017

    What's Going On In The News Today?

    US Senate Republicans will reveal a draft of their secretive health bill today, and there are lots of unanswered questions. ISIS destroyed an 845-year-old mosque in Mosul. And after a meteoric rise to prominence, whatever happened to Black Lives Matter?


    Here are six key questions about the Senate’s health bill.

    Senate Republicans are expected to release a draft of their bill that would repeal and replace Obamacare around 9:30 a.m. ET today. Republican leadership was widely criticized for writing it in secret, and with no real details yet in sight, here are some of the big questions:

    1. What will happen to people with pre-existing conditions?

    2. What will happen to Medicaid and the people who rely on it?

    3. What will happen to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers?

    4. How will senators deal with the opioid crisis?

    5. How many people will be uninsured, and how many uninsured people are Republicans even aiming for?

    6. Will Americans have time to digest the bill before it is passed?

      Follow BuzzFeed News reporters Paul McLeod, Emma Loop, and Ema O’Connor, who'll be providing live updates from Capitol Hill today.


    Whatever happened to Black Lives Matter?

    Donald Trump’s election and presidency has inspired the biggest outpouring of liberal activism in more than a decade. But Black Lives Matter seems less visible than a year ago — and is on the verge of losing the traction that sparked a national shift in criminal justice policy. After a meteoric rise to prominence, the movement is struggling mightily with sharp disputes over direction and leadership. BuzzFeed News’ Darren Sands reports.

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    Students gather at the University of North Carolina on September 21, 2016, for a protest against police brutality following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott nearby.


    “The Hunger Games began.” How The Guardian lost America.

    The Guardian’s US newsroom didn’t become the voice of the Bernie left during the election. It didn’t break huge campaign scoops. Years after winning a Pulitzer for the Edward Snowden story, Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment allegation, and unrealistic business expectations. BuzzFeed News’ Steven Perlberg has the story.

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