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America is a world leader in health inequality

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The growth of those payments would be kept below projected increases in actual Medicaid costs. In total, it would reduce federal Medicaid spending by a projected $ 834 billion over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office . Read More »

Comey said not to "cherry pick" his statements. Trump's lawyer ignored him

Earlier Wednesday, Trump announced that he planned to nominate Christopher Wray, a former Justice Department official, as Comey's successor. Comey also stated that President Trump was not under investigation. Also brought up at the hearing was President Trump's tweet, the day after he fired Comey , that the director had better hope there weren't any tapes of their conversations. Read More »

US might expand laptop ban to 71 airports -Homeland Security

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Extending the ban to all European airports that directly serve United States airports would affect almost 400 flights a day and cover 30 million travelers and pose major logistical challenges, airlines and security officials say. He said the number of airports may be reduced if they adopt electronics-screening procedures that the Homeland Security Department is developing. But European officials have raised concern that storing more lithium ion battery-powered devices in the cargo hold could ... Read More »

Notre Dame police attacker was doctoral student

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Paris police say an unidentified assailant has attacked a police officer near the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the officer then shot and wounded the attacker. Authorities told people to stay away from the area and some took refuge inside the cathedral. Hundreds were holed up inside the cathedral, and photos on social media showed people with their hands in the air. Read More »

Saudi Arabia and its allies issue Qatar-linked 'terrorism' list

Gabriel said Germany "worried about the possible consequences and a growing escalation" after the "very tough" measures taken against Qatar . The sheikh's remarks came as efforts intensified to resolve the feud pitting Saudi Arabia and allied Arab nations against Qatar . Read More »

Bangladesh 'disappointed' over USA decision to dump global climate pact

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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said Saturday the President Trump believes climate change is happening and that human-made "pollutants are part of the equation". Numerous companies and politicians who signed up have been advocating for months for the U.S.to uphold its climate change commitments. Yesterday afternoon, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reaffirmed that commitment with an announcement of an impending executive order " to honor the goals of the Paris agreement ". Read More »

Picture Of Reality Winner's Mugshot Leaks To Twitter

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When prosecutors questioned Winner-Davis about her daughter telling her to "play that angle", she said it was true. Reality Winner's attorney, Titus Nichols , told NPR Wednesday his client would fight accusations from the federal government that she illegally leaked information to a news outlet while working for a private contractor. Read More »

US health chief 'in a receiving mode' on health bill ideas

Therefore, the legislative vehicle has still not officially been delivered to the Senate from the House. "New Jersey has one of the highest costs of living in the nation so the poor have no disposable income available to pay for any health care ", said Ray Castro, NJPP's director of health policy. Read More »

Frank Lloyd Wright Phoenix home given to architecture school

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Guggenheim Museum , the Darwin Martin House, the Marin County Civic, Center, the Price Tower, the Monona Terrace, and the Rosenbaum House. Thankfully, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has made it easier for Wright fans to learn about one particular home of his, located in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More »

Twitter latches on to Comey's 'lordy' quote during hearing

Marc Kasowitz also slammed Comey for leaking a memo he had written detailing a conversation he had had with Trump to a law professor pal, a move that led to a New York Times story about the exchange . The hearing unfolded amid intense political interest, and within a remarkable political context as Comey delivered detrimental testimony about the president who fired him, a president who won election only after Comey damaged his opponent, Hillary Clinton , in the final days of the campaign. Read More »

Ex-convict charged with child's killing

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Authorities last verified Howard's address on June 1, according to the Alabama sex offender registry which lists him as compliant. Her body was found by fishermen on Monday. Prosecutors say they will ask a judge to set no bond for Howard and that they may seek the death penalty if he is convicted. It is not known whether Howard has an attorney. Read More »

Trump, as Comey takes spotlight, vows to stay strong and fight

On his decision to keep detailed notes on each meeting with the president: "I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of the meeting". "This is the President of the United States with me alone, saying, 'I hope this, ' saying, 'This is what he wants me to do'". She declined to answer most questions about Comey's testimony, referring instead to an upcoming statement from Trump's outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz, who is due to update reporters later Thursday. Read More »

Jury may soon hear from Cosby, even if he doesn't take stand

Gianna Constand told the jury that she had a two-hour phone conversation with Cosby after her daughter had finally told her that she had been sexually assaulted. Bill Cosby's chief accuser on Wednesday denied they had a romantic relationship before he allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Cheltenham home. Read More »

Comey: FBI leadership withheld concerns about Trump interactions from Sessions

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Comey said he was disturbed by Trump's bid to get him to drop a probe into former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, but would not say whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice. Raising the Oval Office meeting where Comey says Trump asked him to pull back the Flynn probe, Feinstein asked: "Why didn't you stop and say, 'Mr. Read More »

Senate Republicans headed for vote on health care reform

Raúl Labrador told Independent Journal Review Tuesday night he is firmly opposed to voting for a health care bill that does not include a waiver for states to opt out of community ratings, which the Senate version may not. US President Donald Trump denies any collusion with Russian Federation, and has called the investigation a "witch hunt". The Justice Department has appointed a special counsel to oversee its probe into the Russian Federation issue and several congressional panels also ... Read More »

Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; several injured

Grady Memorial Hospital said they received 9 patients. Images from the scene showed the bus on its roof and a vehicle underneath it. WSB-TV later reported that four people were in critical condition. The church spokesperson told WGCL-TV that 42 people were on the bus. "Several serious injuries. Please pray for those injured and parents as they travel to Atlanta ". Read More »

Trump is losing his most loyal supporters

Conway said the outcome at the high court "is what actually matters". Barrack agreed there is a sense of chaos in the White House and said it was unlikely to abate soon. With that in mind, a software developer in Missouri has created a new bot that transforms Trump's unhinged social media rants into the official statements they are. Read More »

UAE turns screws on Qatar, threatens sympathisers with jail

The announcement comes after the UAE along with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain severed diplomatic ties with Qatar alleging that Doha was supporting Iran and that Qatar was not committed to countering terrorism. The dispute comes less than a month after Trump visited Saudi Arabia and called for Muslim nations to unite against "extremism". "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end of the horror of terrorism!" The U.S.is trying to understand and make assessment of the situation. Read More »

Survivor called from company bathroom: "My boss is dead".

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The Neumann Jr., an Army veteran, allegedly entered the awning factory from the rear and methodically singled out and shot individuals. At least one witness - one of the eight survivors - told Sheriff's detectives that she could hear the sirens arriving, and then Neumann shot himself, Demings said. Read More »

Reporter Trolls Kathy Griffin with Photoshopped 'Beheading'

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It urged donors to help fight "the left's blatant disrespect". President Trump tweeted that Griffin should be "ashamed of herself", and that his 11-year-old son Barron was "having a hard time with this". He said Griffin is cooperating with the agency. We will be holding a press conference tomorrow morning. She now knows very well that she did a mistake and that she went too far. Read More »

All of Trump's Tweets Are Now Official Documents

Additionally, the poll was taken before Trump sent out a bevvy of tweets defending his controversial travel ban , which may now trip up the executive order's chances of passing Supreme Court muster. DAVIS: There was a legitimate belief that the president might stop tweeting now because now he's president and that you can't do that as president. Read More »

Existing climate efforts expected to keep U.S. goals on track

We hope such efforts will be supported by the remaining signatories to the Paris accord and that the door will be left open for the U.S.to rejoin the climate pact in the future. California, while imposing much tougher environmental regulations than those enforced by the US federal government, has been striving to nurture environment-related businesses in the state . Read More »

Police seek missing Iowa man, foul play not suspected

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According to North Liberty Police, 37-year-old Michael Graham was found in Omaha with his vehicle. His auto, a black 2016 Volkswagen Jetta with the license plate ELL-592, has still not been found and police believe he is still with it. Graham is a white male, with brown hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 165 pounds. Police tracked Graham's phone to the intersection of Keokuk-Washington Road and 265th Street near Keota; this is the area from which he is ... Read More »