Demands: Rep. Paul Ryan inched closer last night to running for Speaker of the House, but only if his conditions are met. Ryan said he’ll only go for the job if he has the full backing of the House’s GOP members. He doesn’t want to barely get the 218 votes he needs to become speaker. So he wants a firm endorsement from three groups inside the House Republican conference: the moderate Tuesday Group (a definite yes), the Republican Study Committee (another yes) and the conservative House Freedom Caucus (anybody’s guess). Ryan’s decision will come within the week.
Deadly: A New York police officer died last night, shot in the head while chasing a robbery suspect in East Harlem. Randolph Holder — a third-generation cop — is the fourth member of the NYPD killed in the line of duty in the city in 11 months. Meanwhile, down in Florida rallies are planned for this week to protest the shooting death of Corey Jones, a 31-year-old man who was shot and killed by a police officer who was wearing civilian clothes and driving an unmarked car. The circumstances of the shooting are murky at this point, other than Jones’ family said his car had broken down on Interstate 95 and police said he was armed.
Change: New guidelines from the American Cancer Society on breast cancer screenings are an about-face: women should start getting mammograms at 45 instead of 40, and everyone can skip the routine manual breast checks by doctors. The cancer society says an exhaustive review of the medical literature shows these measures just aren’t very effective. The new guidelines also add to the confusion. Now three key groups — the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Cancer Society, and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force — recommend different ages for starting regular mammograms: 40, 45 and 50 respectively.
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