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Senate Confirms Indiana Health Care Consultant To Head Medicare, Medicaid

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Donnelly said, "I was proud to work with Seema Verma and then-Governor Pence to establish HIP 2.0, which is an example of what is possible when we work together". All opposition votes were cast by Democrats. In May 2013, Judge Srikanth Srinivasan was confirmed by a 97-0 vote to sit on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 2nd highest court in the country; In May 2014, Manish Shah was confirmed unanimously for the federal bench in IL, followed by Judge Indira Talwani who was confirmed by a 94-0 ... Read More »

Pakistan joins world community in observing Earth Hour

Earth Hour aims to raise awareness of human activity that contributes to climate change while showing that action can become a part of people's daily routines, to cut down power consumption and in turn greenhouse gasses. "Over the last 10 years, Earth Hour has gone from strength to strength globally and locally". She created the Green Leadership Team, which is tasked with working with her office, the Cook County Department of Environmental Control and other County departments to put forward ... Read More »

Tips on reducing risk for Colorectal Cancer

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The hospitals and physicians of Atlantic Health System Cancer Care - Morristown, Overlook, Chilton, Newton and Hackettstown medical centers, as well as Atlantic Medical Group - have expanded access to screenings and partnered with local community organizations to raise awareness about the importance of regular screening. Read More »

Frank Martin sends shout-out to Sports Illustrated Kids reporter

Martin: "First of all, a lot of respect to you. that's a heck of a question". Prior to the game, a small group of protesters flew a large Confederate flag on top of a parking garage next to the Greenville, S.C. But as someone who's been to a few March Madness pressers in the past, sitting through question after question about in-game minutiae, I'm willing to wager that the kid's question was among the top 5 queries asked of Martin, perhaps top 3. Read More »

Who made it into the NCAA Tournament's Final Four?

This was a big Zaggy deal. Gonzaga and Xavier are both making their third appearances in regional finals Saturday, but neither school has ever advanced beyond that stage. "And these guys did". Yeah, there were quite a few highlights coming out of yesterday's matchups. And that he would have a chance to appear in the Final Four? Saturday, it was. Read More »

The health-care bill drama is killing GOP centrists

But if Republicans repeal that list, they essentially renege on a promise they've repeated over and over to voters, that they will protect people with pre-existing medical conditions. Many of those policies had maternity-specific deductibles as high as $10,000, or did not actually kick in for two years. A study by Truven found that in 2010, women who had insurance through their employers still paid about $12,000 to $16,000 for childbirth. Read More »

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Decries Proposed EPA Cuts

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According to the foundation, about $59 million of the $73 million in EPA funding for the program in the 2016 fiscal year budget was funneled down to state and local governments and groups that work to improve the bay. "At that rate, he will have cost working people more than $100 million by the end of the year simply to fund his vacations", Swecker said. "If you eliminate the Bay program, you slam the door on recovery", Baker said. Read More »

Iraqi military says 61 bodies pulled from collapsed Mosul site

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting reaches the city's most densely populated areas. "The house fell on the heads of the families", Sumayr said, adding that all 170 people inside were killed. The airstrike was carried out at the request of Iraqi forces, the coalition said in a statement. Read More »

Health Care Vote Could Be Delayed as GOP Caught in Negotiations

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Young people would only buy catastrophic coverage and the pool of people with regular insurance would be much sicker and costs would be prohibitively high, she says. For the first time, the law drew majority approval in a Pew Research Center poll last month, with 54 percent of Americans in favor. This wasn't just a matter of higher premiums and higher deductibles, though. Read More »

Hamilton Test: SA off to jittery start in rain-shortened day

Wagner could have had Du Plessis on 16 when he edged behind to BJ Watling, but New Zealand were out of reviews by that stage. Colin de Grandhomme was speeding at 119 kph; however, a storm forced the players to move back to the pavilion thereby leading to early tea. Read More »

IBM Launches New Cloud Service for Building Blockchain Apps

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IBM announced Monday the launch of IBM Blockchain , a commercial service that will provide enterprise companies the ability to build their own blockchain networks on IBM's cloud platform. Hyperledger Fabric is the project created to implement blockchain technologies into applications or solutions. Parts of the website may not work as expected without them. Read More »

South Africa 243-7 at lunch on day 2, 3rd test vs

The injured De Kock and previously out-of-form Latham were the individual stars in the deciding Test with South Africa 1-0 up and New Zealand needing a win to draw the series. Add in two slip catches, the second a smart low take to his right shortly after his dazzling one-hander in close and he should have taken a jab of confidence. Read More »

Woman finds 'teeth' in barbacoa tacos

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In the Facebook post following this incident, the woman said that the server had told her that it was "baby teeth " when confronted about the issue. 'Unfortunately, it made its way into this customer's dish'. Some posters noted that the so-called " teeth " looked a lot like beef lips, an nearly furry-looking part of the cow that's usually ground up. Read More »

Texas unemployment rate up slightly to 4.9 percent in February

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Texas employment rose during February but at a much slower pace than in January, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday morning. "Along with the steady increase in the Texas Leading Index, this suggests that growth will rise above the state's long-term average of 2.1 percent this year". Read More »

Care Sector Faces Uncertainties Regardless of House Bill's Fate

On Thursday evening, after almost 12 hours of delay, the House of Representatives voted along party lines to implement "martial law "-a term that in this instance doesn't mean a military coup but rather a loophole that allows them to hold a floor vote on a bill that was marked up and changed that same day". Read More »

Klopp urges Liverpool youngsters to emulate Ejaria

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Klopp handed Ojo first team chances in the final part of last season, but the winger suffered a back issue during last summer's pre-season tour of the United States and slipped down the pecking order during his recovery. 'If not, then they still have time. Klopp is a keen advocate of youth and Liverpool's youngsters should be licking their lips at a wonderful opportunity to impress under the tutelage of a highly respected manager. Read More »

Blackcaps v South Africa - rain holds off for second day

A rejuvenated Tom Latham ensured a positive start to New Zealand's reply after Quinton de Kock bolstered South Africa with a defiant 90 on another wet day in the third Test in Hamilton. Handed a second life on Saturday by New Zealand's wasteful use of the DRS system, du Plessis passed his half-century off 94 balls on Sunday before falling for 53. Read More »

De Kock defies New Zealand to get South Africa to 314

He bent low and attempted to lap it around the corner behind square. On the third ball of Mitch Santner's opening over, Latham anticipated du Plessis was going to sweep and before the shot was played he was moving to his right where he flung out an arm to take the close-range catch. Read More »

Next Labor Secretary Faces Long To-Do List

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Looming over Acosta was his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case. Epstein claimed that he believed all the women were of age and insisted all sex acts were consensual. "Acosta, who is as traditional a conservative Republican as there is, will be caught in this back-and-forth between the populist Trump and the anti-regulatory, business-friendly Trump", said former acting labor secretary Seth Harris, who served under Obama. Read More »

National Health Policy a visionary step: Apollo Group

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The policy aims at reaching health care in an assured manner to all, particularly the under-served and underprivileged, he said. The policy seeks to reorient and strengthen the public health systems. The policy seeks to move away from Sick- Care to Wellness, with thrust on prevention and health promotion. Previous health policies did not fix firm targets for elimination of diseases like kala-azar and filariasis, but the new policy does, he said. Read More »

Freezing of symbol gives level playing field to O Panneerselvam's faction

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Meanwhile, the Sasikala-led AIADMK faction has been allotted a "hat" as its party symbol. Both sides made representations to the Election Commission all through Wednesday. "Even when Jayalalithaa and the Two Leaves were around the DMK has won many elections". Dinakaran, who filed his papers with a brand new hat on his head, told reporters that it was only a temporary setback. Read More »

Obamacare Marks Seven Years Amid Repeal Vote

Earlier this week, the head of the US bishops' committee on domestic justice wrote to Congress urging them not to pass the bill without ensuring Americans would not lose critical access to health insurance. For most of this week investors have been waiting for answers about the fate of the bill, which is scheduled to be voted on later Friday after it was delayed a day ago. Read More »

Palace urges public to observe Earth Hour

The gesture is symbolic, but organizers hope it will help people become more wary about the energy they use. The lights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France's best-known symbol, were switched off for five minutes at 1930 GMT and the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai, the world's tallest building, went dark for an hour. Read More »