July 25, 2017: What to Know 

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  • Another healthcare showdown is expected on the floor of the U.S. Senate today as Republican leaders push for a vote on Obamacare. Today's vote won't seal the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Far from it. It only calls for an opening of debate on whether the Senate should consider one of at least six different GOP proposals to repeal and replace the ACA. The Washington Post reports that Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), who just last week learned he has brain cancer, will return to Capitol Hill for today's vote.

  • President Donald Trump stood before thousands of young boys at the National Scout Jambroree in West Virginia late Monday and asked, "Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?" And then he did. The Washington Post says Trump broke with 80 years of presidential tradition by going through a list of grievances, including his struggles with Democrats, the media and an alternative to Obamacare. An estimated 40,000 scouts were in attendance.

  • Homeowners of the Alto Via Court neighborhood, plagued by landslides which have made their homes uninhabitable, will stand before the Boise City Council later today to appeal the city's decision to demolish two of the homes. The city has already been taking bids for the demolition work, but homeowners say they want the city to hold off because they're using the homes as evidence in a number of pending lawsuits.

  • The Ada County Coroner says a cyclist has died from injuries suffered in a July 18 accident near the Boise Towne Square Mall. 54-year-old Marvin Ott was riding a motorized bicycle when he struck a vehicle, then hit his head on a concrete curb near Emerald and Milwaukee streets. The coroner said Ott died of a traumatic blunt force injury to the head. An investigation into the accident continues.

  • Emergency responders rescued three bicyclists late Monday who suffered from heat exhaustion while traversing the so-called Peggy's Trail of the Boise Foothills. The Boise Fire Department says the cyclists didn't sustain any serious injuries, but two of the victims needed to be driven out on emergency ATV's.

  • Michael Kors Holdings announced this morning that it will buy the internationally famous shoe company Jimmy Choo for $1.2 billion. Jimmy Choo, started in 1996 by designer Jimmy Choo and then-British Vogue editor Tamara Mellon, sells shoes north of $1,000. Forbes Magazine says today's announced acquisition is a big gamble for Michael Kors, which is closing 100 of its brick-and-mortar stores and renovating more than 100 others.

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  • The New York Times says Daniel Craig will renew his license to kill for a new James Bond movie, to be released sometime in 2019. Craig has apparently had a change of heart from 2015 when he said in an interview he would rather slash his wrists than do another Bond film, quickly adding that he would do it "only for the money."

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