Sam's Top 5 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts say that 24 million people would lose health care under the GOP plan

Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that figure would grow to 24 million by 2026 according to the budget analysts.

The report by the Congressional Budget Office flies in the face of President Donald Trump’s aim of “insurance for everybody,” and he has been assailing the credibility of the CBO in advance of the release. Administration officials quickly took strong issue with it.

Even though Republican tax credits would be less generous than those under “Obamacare,” the combination of those credits and other changes to lower premiums would attract enough healthy people to stabilize markets under the new plan, according to the report.

2. Snoop Dogg aimed a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Donald Trump in a new music video featuring a population of clowns.

The video was posted Sunday. In it Snoop Dogg shoots at Trump a gun that releases the word "bang."


The music video also shows a TV airing a news conference with the headline "Ronald Klump wants to deport all doggs," airing live from "The Clown House."

Most of the people in the video are dressed as clowns aside from Snoop Dogg.

Actor-comedian Michael Rapaport stars in the clip. He's pulled over and shot by a police officer, which is filmed by an onlooker.

The video is for a remixed version of the song "Lavender," by Canadian group BADBADNOTGOOD featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada.

3. Vikings free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has left Seattle without a deal

The Vikings free agent arrived on Sunday and had two days to talk with team officials. But the Seahawks are doing their due diligence on free-agent running backs. The Seahawks already have brought in Eddie Lacy for a visit. They are scheduled today to play host to Latavius Murray and Jamaal Charles will arrive on Wednesday.

Minnesota has not ruled out re-signing Peterson, a free agent for the first time since entering the NFL with the Vikings in 2007.

4. Roseville has become the first Minnesota city to ban the sales of dogs and cats at pet stores

The city council began discussions to prohibit sales last year after Har Mar Pet Shop, the only store in the city that sells dogs and cats, received a troubling inspection report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The City Pages newspaper reported on the inspection in June and sparked a citizen-led movement to end the practice citywide. Other pet stores in town, such as Petco and Chuck & Don’s, sell supplies but don’t sell dogs and cats. They do, however, host adoption events with area shelters.

“This is in fitting with Roseville’s values, and current conditions are not,” Council Member Lisa Laliberte said shortly before the vote to ban dog and cat sales.

The council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance, which takes effect in six months. The only criticism came from Council Member Tammy McGehee, who felt the ordinance should extend to birds, rodents and reptiles, not just dogs and cats.

5. Surdyk's will lose its liquor license for 30 days in July after they defied the liquor law this past Sunday

The liquor license at Surdyk’s Liquor and Cheese Shop will be suspended for 30 days in July, the city of Minneapolis ruled Monday, and the business must pay a $2,000 fine.

Owner Jim Surdyk opened for business Sunday, even though the repeal of the state’s 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales won’t go into effect until July 2.

The apparent disregard for the rules drew the ire of Minneapolis licensing manager Grant Wilson, who called Surdyk to tell him to close and then showed up at the liquor store Sunday afternoon, to no effect.

In a letter Monday, Wilson said Surdyk “knowingly and intentionally refused to abide by a lawful notice and order to cease such illegal sales” and ordered the fine and suspension of Surdyk’s license to sell alcohol.

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