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Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

Government health insurance markets holding up, barely

With the proposed fine set at zero for individuals, many people will drop their overpriced medical insurance. Health insurers Anthem and MDwise are both withdrawing from the ACA's IN marketplace next year. The mandate is seen as crucial to encouraging healthy people to enroll and balance the costs an insurer incurs from people who use their insurance. Everyone knows the Senate is trying to ram through their version of the GOP House health care bill called the American Healthcare Act ... Read More

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Jacob deGrom shines as Mets top Giants 5-2

Jacob deGrom shines as Mets top Giants 5-2

He's 8 for 18 with three home runs in his last four games at AT&T Park going back to last season. Cueto might have the recent history, but the Mets will employ the hot pitcher Saturday in deGrom. He almost exited without a decision, but the Mets rallied for three runs over the eighth and ninth innings. Gorkys Hernandez hit a two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth off Lugo that spoiled his bid for a fifth straight quality start. Read More

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What happens to Instacart in the Amazon-Whole Foods deal?

What happens to Instacart in the Amazon-Whole Foods deal?

Online retail giant Amazon made a dramatic push into brick-and-mortar retail Friday with the almost $14 billion purchase of Austin-based organic grocery chain Whole Foods Market . The items are logged electronically and applied to the customer's account, using an app on the customer's smartphone. In addition, Instacart has a number of advertising partnerships with consumer packaged goods companies that pay to reach out to Instacart customers as they're shopping digitally. Read More

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Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

Trump says he's told 'a straight story' on Comey

Trump also claimed in the clip that "all" of the staffers that Mueller has hired to assist him in the investigation are Hillary Clinton supporters. This is what struck me most about the AP's defense of Comey and Mueller: they really aren't good friends at all. "We're going to have to see". He added that health care is "a very complicated situation from the standpoint, you do something that's good for one group but bad for another". Read More

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Sixers make Fultz top pick, Lakers snag Ball second

The answer? "I've been going to Larry's", he said. I like Jayson Tatum , I've said he's was the most NBA-ready player in this year's draft, but does adding him put you over the top in the Eastern Conference? The team went with Jabari Bird, a 6-6 shooting guard from California, where he was a teammate of current Celtic Jaylen Brown. Read More

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Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

Trump Gives Nancy Pelosi a Backhanded Compliment

And the losses may help the party clarify its message, which is lost somewhere between the liberal leanings of Bernie Sanders and the cautious middle-of-the-roaders like Ossoff . "The margins that we've been able to close and the gap narrowing is incredibly encouraging", said Tariq Thowfeek, a spokesperson Texas Democratic Party . Read More

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Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

Heller won't back Senate GOP health care bill

Heller made his announcement at a press conference where he was joined by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R), who previously has been critical of the GOP's efforts to eliminate the expansion as part of their Affordable Care Act repeal . Republican Senator Dean Heller of Nevada just knifed TrumpCare, and it may not recover. "Because, to be honest, the only way anything ever works here in Washington is when regular people stand up and demand something change", Sen. Read More

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Indiana's ACA health insurance providers propose rate hikes

CareSource would raise its federal insurance exchange premiums by an average of 2.2 percent, according to information released Thursday by the Indiana Department of Insurance. Celtic is asking for a minimum increase of 24 percent, with a maximum increase of 117 percent. Their average premium would be $452. Celtic officials did not respond to a request for comment. Read More

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Egypt's Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's Sisi ratifies contested deal handing Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt's blocking of the Strait of Tiran in 1967 was used by Israel as a justification for launching the Six-Day War against Egypt. They are also an important tourist destination, known to be a prime spot rich with coral reefs. Parliament's approval of the deal sparked a series of small protests earlier this month, but they were swiftly broken up by security forces. "States are run by laws and facts, not by personal interests or desires, and we want to deal with all matters according to this ... Read More

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Gallant Kirk eyes Park in LPGA Tour event

Gallant Kirk eyes Park in LPGA Tour event

Ryu, who is ranked third in the world and won her second major title at the ANA Inspiration in April, was at 16-under overall — setting the 36-hole record for the tournament by two strokes. Sung Hyun Park has said one of her goals this season on the LPGA Tour is to win the Rookie of the Year award. Defending champion and second-ranked Lydia Ko opened with a 70. Read More

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Sen. Johnson: More time needed to evaluate health care bill

It also would provide more generous tax subsidies than the House bill to help low-income people buy private insurance. "I am very supportive of the Senate #HealthcareBill", Mr Trump tweeted . In an interview with Fox News Channel, Trump was asked about the four conservatives opposing the bill. "I have to start off by, I guess first congratulating all of the millionaires on the incredible gift that they're about to get", Danielson said. Read More

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Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill

Vermont Senate Approves Marijuana Legalization Compromise Bill

The bill that was blocked would have allowed people over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and would have allowed them to grow several plants, according to reports. The Senate version also gives voters, and not local officials, the final say on whether to ban pot shops in a community. Both bills would slightly alter the makeup of the Cannabis Control Commission , a state agency that will regulate marijuana. Read More

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US Approves Sale Of Drones To India

On his way back, Modi would visit The Netherlands for talks with Prime Minister Mark Rutte in The Hague, besides calling on the King of The Netherlands Willem Alexander. In a statement, Patrick Kilbride, Vice President of International Intellectual Property, Global Intellectual Property Center said from the halls of the Congress to the Trump administration, USA leaders have placed an emphasis on ensuring American innovation is respected overseas. Read More

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Huge stuffed cow saves boy, 2, who fell out of window

Huge stuffed cow saves boy, 2, who fell out of window

Police believe the toddler would've landed directly on the concrete, but somehow his favorite stuffed animal broke the fall. The boy was held overnight at a local hospital for observation, but was released. Chelsea Deputy Fire Chief John Quatieri said the incident was "certainly quite strange". "It took just seconds", Estrada, 55, said yesterday. 'I thank God for everything; he was watching over us. Read More

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Fleetwood: 'Pictured winning the US Open a lot'

They each hit their first shot into the rough. They finished at four, five and 10 over par respectively. Jordan Spieth's little sister was asking more than he could deliver at Erin Hills. He tees off later on Sunday. "I'm definitely disappointed I'm not playing the weekend, but there is a lot I can take out of it". His 13-foot putt for birdie at the par-5 seventh moved him to 3 under for the day and 4 under for the tournament. Read More

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1 dead as Cindy spins severe weather along Gulf coast

Tropical Storm Cindy - Weather forecasters are expecting a third day of rough weather for Gulf Coast states thanks to Tropical Storm Cindy . The National Weather Service forecasts heavy rain across West Virginia starting late Thursday from Tropical Storm Cindy until a cold front begins pushing through Friday night and early Saturday . Read More

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International Yoga Day 2017

International Yoga Day 2017

The crowd was soon joined by PM Modi, who was accompanied by the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath . Yoga is going places. These events are open for public and there are no charges for participation. Praising Prime Minister Modi and Shah, he said that both the top leaders do Yoga every day and as result of it Shah lost his weight considerably. To promote yoga worldwide, India requested the United Nations to declare June 21 as the global day of yoga in the world. Read More

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Summer lunch program: June 26

Summer lunch program: June 26

It also will introduce new items, including BBQ roasted chicken, grilled chicken pasta salad, and fruit juice ices. The program costs about $7 million annually. "On Fridays, we have a grab-and-go bag, which will provide meals for them for the weekend". "We want this program to have as few barriers as possible", Phillips said. Read More

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McConnell faces hunt for GOP votes for Senate health bill

If that opposition holds, it would scuttle the GOP proposal, released Thursday, to repeal and replace the health legislation often referred to as Obamacare . "We live in the wealthiest country on earth". ABC and NBC both led their nightly newscasts with coverage of the bill (CBS led with the latest news regarding President Trump's suggestion that he had tapes of his conversation with former FBI Director James Comey, but discussed health care later in the broadcast), ending a long period in ... Read More

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GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

GOP's challenge: finding votes for Senate health care bill

For all of its myriad complexities, Obamacare sought to achieve a longstanding and easily articulated goal of the Democratic Party: seeing that most everyone in the nation had affordable health insurance. A majority of Americans, 51 percent, have a favorable view of the Affordable Care Act , the law's highest mark ever in the seven-year tracking poll; 41 percent said they had an unfavorable view. Read More

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Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

If the Senate passes its version, the House and Senate would have to settle on compromise legislation before it can be signed by Trump. I can not support a bill that's going to result in tens of millions of people losing their health insurance and I can not support a bill that is going to make such deep cuts in Medicaid that's going to ship billions of dollars of costs to our state governments, to those who have insurance and to health care providers, such as rural hospitals, which would ... Read More

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Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

Cindy, now a tropical depression, moving inland

In the low-lying Louisiana town of Lafitte, south of New Orleans, Mayor Tim Kerner urged residents in and around the town to seek higher ground because of rising water. It maximum sustained winds of 20 miles per hour (32 kph) and was heading northeast, expected to move into Arkansas Thursday night. Rain bands spinning off of Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the Southeast and into the Midwest on Friday , triggering scattered flash flood warnings in several states ... Read More

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After Giro crash, Thomas back to support Froome in Tour

After Giro crash, Thomas back to support Froome in Tour

Cavendish is not the only Manxman in attendance as Peter Kennaugh heads to the race along with Sky team-mates Jonathan Dibben, Owain Doull, Luke Rowe, Ian Stannard and last year's under-23 victor Tao Geoghegan Hart. Henao and Landa should also escort Froome in the mountains. Team principal Dave Brailsford said: "We're really looking forward to the Tour". Team Sky has been under a cloud over the contents of a "jiffy bag" delivered to the team's then doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 ... Read More

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Who's No. 3? NBA draft intrigue begins after Fultz, Ball

All-Stars and Olympic champions such as Paul George and Jimmy Butler are front and center in trade talk that usually isn't this heavy until February. The Celtics then took Duke's Jayson Tatum at No. A record 14 were taken in the first round of last year's draft and that number should be threatened Thursday. "I try not to think about it too much", Markkanen said. Read More

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Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

Amazon accuses Walmart of bullying in cloud computing clash

The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart has is asking these vendors to not use AWS and instead shift their computing and storage needs to competing services like Microsoft's Azure. Walmart now partners with tech suppliers that already leverage cloud apps running on AWS, although the retailer didn't reveal which applications or how many they use, sources told the Wall Street Journal . Read More

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Cosby jurors wrap up Day 3 without verdict

A judge recently denied Cosby's motion to dismiss the case and a trial has been scheduled for June 2018. Jurors appeared exhausted and spent when they chose to call it quits late Tuesday after about 16 hours of deliberations. A judge blocked Jackson from taking the stand, ruling it would be hearsay. "I'll be disappointed, however, it won't change the love", she said. Constand's lawyer, Dolores Troiani, said only that the "jury is apparently working very hard". Read More

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Former Colts coach Frank Kush dies at 88

Former Colts coach Frank Kush dies at 88

He was also honored with the Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award in 1975 after guiding the team to a ideal 12-0 campaign. Kush played on the defensive line in 1950 and 1951. "That was old man Irsay's decision", Kush said in 2008, via the Arizona Republic . Kush returned to Arizona State University in 2000 as special assistant to the athletic director. Read More

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Thousands join Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day

Thousands join Modi, hit the mat for International Yoga Day

Vishnudeo Vishwakarma, a retired former Air India employee, said he began each day with a 5am yoga session. The third International Yoga Day celebration could be observed in many places around Delhi also. Yoga guru Shamshad Haider, founder of Yoga Pakistan, which runs over 50 clubs across the country, told IANS over telephone: "Due to the Ramdan and people preparing for Eid, we could not organise a big event this year". Read More

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