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Citing 'too many' left uninsured, Miami Republican opposes GOP health plan

The plan the Republicans have crafted will no doubt cover millions fewer Americans than now have coverage under Obamacare. The proposal also would fundamentally change the Medicaid program, which now covers about 2 million Georgians. Currently, around 9.5 percent of Americans younger than 65 are uninsured. That's right: The president freely admitted that the people who stand to lose the most under the GOP health care bill are his own supporters. Read More

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IL could lose $40 billion in federal Medicaid support

IL could lose $40 billion in federal Medicaid support

The GOP plan to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law phases out an expansion of Medicaid and caps federal spending for the entire program going forward. "While I am still going through the bill and monitoring any changes that are being made during the legislative process, I believe this is an important first step to affordable access to health care", Stivers said in a statement. Read More

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White House calls climate change efforts a

White House calls climate change efforts a "waste of your money"

Sweeping cuts being proposed by the Trump administration could impact Meals on Wheels, a program that helps feed the poor and elderly, including many veterans. The plan focuses on increased spending for defense programs and Homeland Security , while draining money from discretionary programs like scientific research, public broadcasting, and arts programs in schools, according to The Washington Post . Read More

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Vandy's Bryce Drew welcoming spotlight of Northwestern matchup

Vandy's Bryce Drew welcoming spotlight of Northwestern matchup

It took more than 30 minutes to regain the lead - but it wouldn't last. Dreyfus also tweeted multiple times about the victory, and instagrammed a photo of her with her husband Brad Hall before the game. "When he started to make 3's, you just saw his confidence building, and then he took that to the 2-pointers in the second half". McIntosh said he was surprised that he was fouled, but chalked it up to a miscommunication on Vanderbilt's part. Read More

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Teen finds 7.44-Carat Diamond in Arkansas State Park

Teen finds 7.44-Carat Diamond in Arkansas State Park

Langford and his parents had been at the park just 30 minutes when he spotted the shiny, dark brown gem, according to a news release from the park. "It was just a few inches from a stream of water, with a bunch of other rocks that were about the same size." A teenager has found a 7.44 carat diamond at a state park in southwest Arkansas . Read More

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Winter storm wreaks havoc on air travel

Winter storm wreaks havoc on air travel

A total of 45 Tuesday flights were canceled as of Monday evening at the Jacksonville International Airport, according to flight-tracking website FlightAware . Many airlines are waiving fees to allow travelers to change flights for later in the week. Among the 15 airlines to experience cancelations and delays numbering over 100, Southwest, JetBlue, United, American Airlines, and Republic were the five most affected. Read More

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West Virginia fends off Bucknell

West Virginia fends off Bucknell

West Virginia jumped out to a 27-14 lead following a 13-2 run early in the game. In fact, what Bucknell did was bring out the best in nearly every Mountaineer, although none quite like Nathan Adrian , the hometown hero playing what could have been his final game for WVU. Read More

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Woman shot, killed by police east of San Francisco

Woman shot, killed by police east of San Francisco

Gunfire hit a female suspect in the auto, and she died after being taken to a trauma center, authorities said. The incident marks the third fatal police shooting in the Bay Area in five days. The detectives opened fire into the vehicle, hitting the woman in the passenger seat. Another male and a second female occupant of the vehicle were taken into custody near the scene without further incident. Read More

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Player fouls with team leading in final seconds of NCAA Tournament game

Player fouls with team leading in final seconds of NCAA Tournament game

Top stat: 42.9, Northwestern's shooting percentage from 3-point range, as the Wildcats connected on 6-of-14 from long range. Scottie Lindsey added 14 points and Derek Pardon had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. But Vanderbilt battled back, taking a 66-65 lead on a Riley LaChance layup with 17 seconds to go. A terrific game was blemished at the end by two bad plays. Read More

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Proposed Budget Slashes EPA by 31%, Fires 3200

There are also reportedly significant cuts proposed for the State Department's Food for Peace program, which sends food to poor countries that have been affected by a natural disaster or war. The proposed cuts to discretionary spending in the 2018 fiscal year still require congressional approval. Republican lawmakers including Senator Lindsey Graham have already raised issues with the cuts to the State Department and foreign aid, calling the budget "dead on arrival." "This funding ... Read More

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US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week to 241000

US Jobless Claims Fell Last Week to 241000

Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted initial jobless claims of 240,000 for the week. The less volatile four-week moving average was essentially flat, up just 750 to 237,250, having remained below 250,000 for nine weeks. In January 2016, the rate was 5.7 percent. The number of jobs decreased by 100, or 0.1 percent, to 69,700. The department said the rate increased "as the number of jobs declined, while the number of new layoffs increased". Read More

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Woman with Down syndrome achieves TV weathergirl dream

Woman with Down syndrome achieves TV weathergirl dream

Despite not being able to read or write, representatives say that Segard's stellar performance has opened doors for disabled people nationwide. Video of the presentation shows Ms Segard effortlessly running viewers through local weather, pausing to "send kisses to all the Louises" for the upcoming feast day of Saint Louise de Marillac. Read More

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President Announces Picks for Senior Pentagon Posts

President Announces Picks for Senior Pentagon Posts

Shanahan as his Deputy Secretary of Defense, the White House said in a press release on Thursday. In addition to Shanahan's long career on the commercial side, he also led Boeing Missile Defense Systems program in Washington D.C. Trachtenberg is the president and CEO of Shortwaver Consulting LLC, a national security consultancy, and formerly was a staffer on the House Armed Services Committee. Read More

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GOP Opponents Silent as Budget Panel Takes Up ACA Repeal

Dave Brat of Virginia, Mark Sanford of SC and Gary Palmer of Alabama. From left, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, arrive to speak outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington , Monday, March 13, 2017, after Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts reported that 14 million people would lose coverage next year under the House bill dismantling former President Barack Obama's health care law. Read More

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Rick Scott demands prosecutor step down over refusal to seek death penalty

Rick Scott demands prosecutor step down over refusal to seek death penalty

Prosecutors in the case announced they will seek life in prison with no possibility of parole instead. Loyd is accused of killing OPD Lieutenant Debra Clayton as well his former girlfriend Sade Dixon and her unborn child. "She by her statement has said -in my view - has violated her oath of office which is to faithfully execute the laws", said Rep. Scott Plakon , R-Longwood. Read More

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East Tennessee State dunks all over Orlando practice session

East Tennessee State dunks all over Orlando practice session

Though Florida Gulf Coast is only in its ninth season as a Division I member, there is postseason history between the two schools. "The possibility of playing somebody on a neutral floor ... Merriweather that seemed to defy gravity. "He's been really good for us this year". Can the Eagles have that success against the Seminoles, the regular season's No. Read More

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Prosecutors: No charges to be filed against NYC mayor

Prosecutors: No charges to be filed against NYC mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose re-election has mostly seemed to hinge on whether or not he'd be frog-marched out of a Manhattan police precinct, got some good news today as both the U.S. Grand juries have also been hearing evidence into state inquiries into the de Blasio administration's fundraising practices. He added, however, that the decision was "not an endorsement of the conduct at issue". Read More

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Trump to ask Congress for initial $4 billion for border wall

Trump to ask Congress for initial $4 billion for border wall

Mulvaney told the media on Wednesday that the money would be used to begin developing technologies and locations for the wall, The Hill magazine reported. State Department will see a 28 percent cut, coming largely from foreign aid One agency projected to take a big hit is the State Department, but Mulvaney was quick to clarify that the 28 percent cut was largely coming from a reduction in the aid provided to foreign governments. Read More

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Trump talks to Fox News' Watters

Trump talks to Fox News' Watters

Tucker was equally shocked that Trump tweeted about it without presenting any evidence, and asked the President is doing things like that diminishes his credibility. This brings us to another important point, which is whether or not Obama was involved. Trump then attacked the press for its coverage of his administration and took a shot, again, at the The New Celebrity Apprentice (though this time without mentioning former host Arnold Schwarzenegger by name). Read More

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A United States federal judge has temporarily frozen Trump's travel ban-again

A United States federal judge has temporarily frozen Trump's travel ban-again

The president told supporters a district judge in Hawaii had halted his order, which temporarily suspends the U.S. refugee programme and bars the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries. The Trump administration appealed that decision, however the appeals court ruled against them unanimously , stating that the administration had provided no proof that any of the individuals from the seven countries banned had committed any acts of terror in the United States. Read More

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