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Health insurance: What now?

The AARP refuted these distortions about Canadians being dissatisfied in "Five Myths About Canadian Health Care" (April 16, 2012). But now that they have struck out, many in the GOP are working behind closed doors to bail out the very program they say they hate. Read More »

Houston Nutt's lawsuit against Ole Miss dismissed by federal judge


Nutt, who was the coach of Ole Miss from 2008 to 2011, alleges in the suit that Freeze, Bjork and sports information director Kyle Campbell "reached an agreement in 2014 to carry out a carefully orchestrated misinformation campaign, the specific goal of which was to mislead the media, Ole Miss boosters, and potential recruiting prospects about the true nature of the matters that were being investigated by the NCAA". Read More »

CNN Cuts Loose Pro-Trump Pundit Jeffrey Lord After Nazi Tweet


Lord then tweeted the article to Media Matters President Angelo Carusone . Lord's time at CNN has been marked with controversy since he became one of the more outspoken pro-Trump voices on the network. Lord, who has been criticized since joining CNN for being unfairly in the tank for the president, has been lashing out at MMFA for calling for an advertiser boycott of Sean Hannity's Fox News show. Read More »

World War II Bomb Found in Japan's Fukushima


Noteworthy that the site is going through a four-decade long decommissioning process. It was discovered by a subcontractor working in an area almost half a kilometer from the hub of the plant. The Fukushima site used to be a military airfield and was the target of bombing raids by American aircraft during the war. No-one died directly in the meltdown but three former Tepco executives are facing trial on charges of negligence because of deaths related to the area's evacuation. Read More »

Barricaded gunman causes closure of I-75 in Monroe County


Police said a negotiator was able to talk the man into surrendering peacefully. According to police, residents are not safe there as they work to negotiate the peaceful surrender of a gunman. Shortly after the check, the subject fled from deputies in a black Dodge Journey and took off down I-75. The man's vehicle was disabled by police using spike strips on southbound I-75 near Gaynier Road, where he was in the standoff with officers for almost six hours. Read More »

UI professor co-authored new federal report on climate change


But fearing that it would be suppressed by the administration of President Donald Trump before it reached the general public, scientists behind the massive effort have released the findings directly to The New York Times . A draft of the report has been approved by the National Academy of Sciences. As temperatures continue to increase, surface soil will be drier, oceans will be warmer and more acidic, sea levels will rise and large forest fires will be more common. Read More »

Former Trump campaign staffers reveal affair, love child


This apparently came as a surprise to Delgado, who indicated that she had not been contacted by Page Six . The report says Miller and Delgado have not talked directly since the revelations of her pregnancy, and their communication occurs through their lawyers. Read More »

Former Gov. Bill Richardson weighs in on North Korea threat


That prompted North Korea to say it was considering firing missiles near Guam, a U.S. Pacific island territory. Here's a rundown on the island and its significance. Reportedly called America's "permanent aircraft carrier" by military commanders, Guam is home to some 6,000 USA service members. The naval base is an important outpost for USA fast-attack submarines that are a key means for gathering intelligence in the region, including the Korean peninsula and the South China Sea where ... Read More »

Video shows babysitters putting baby in refrigerator


The short clip is reported to have shown the girls, laughing and placing the baby onto one of the fridge shelves. The baby continues to cry as the door is closed. The two babysitters have been charged with child endangerment, assault and battery with a unsafe weapon. The girls were arraigned in court Tuesday. Read More »

As EPS camp passes resolution, OPS counters with two 'crucial' demands


He also said the EC has banned the use of name of AIADMK, its symboland the party letterhead following the split in the aftermath of death of Ms Jayalalithaa . "So as per the party bylaws, the GS can appoint any person or remove him", he said, adding, hence all the appointments made by Sasikala was valid. The AIADMK's factional merger will see it returning to the NDA and get representation at the Centre, something that South's political parties have not seen since 2013 when the DMK had ... Read More »

UN's Migration Agency Says Migrants Were Pushed From Boats


Refugees and migrants hoping to reach oil-rich Gulf countries - many of them teenagers - are increasingly traversing a risky sea route to Yemen , despite the conflict raging there. Many leave from points in Djibouti, with some departing from Somalia. "They (the smugglers) are basically continuing their business by killing people", he said. Read More »

Bronx girl dumps boiling water on friend at sleepover, NYPD says


Police arrested the 12-year-old and charged her with assault. "I was told that they didn't like her, and they just been bullying her", Ebony said. "I could only be with her for a little bit, because I can't hold myself together", Robinson said to the outlet. The girl's family shared photographs of her grimacing and screaming in pain with NBC New York. Read More »

BOTH Powerball and Mega Million jackpots top $300 million


Meanwhile, there was no victor in Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot, which jumped to $382 million. After no one won Wednesday's Powerball jackpot, the top prize for Saturday's drawing has grown to an estimated $356 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is slightly better - one in about 259 million. The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $393,000,000. Read More »

Republicans willing to suspend 2020 U.S. election if Trump asks, poll shows


The poll was conducted between 5 June and 20 June, comprising interviews of 1,325 Americans, with 650 self-identifying as Republicans. The sample has been weighted to match the population in terms of sex, age, race and education. Even more (68 percent) believe that millions of illegal immigrants voted and almost two-thirds of Republicans polled thought voter fraud happens "somewhat or very often". Read More »

Landrieu updates on the S&WB power failure


The National Weather Service is predicting " scattered thunderstorms " for the next week. In a stunning announcement, New Orleans Deputy Mayor and Director of Sewerage and Water Board, Cedric Grant, revealed that not all of the city's pumping stations were operational during Saturday's torrential rain. Read More »

Nuove sanzioni alla Corea del Nord: "Pyongyang minaccia globale"

Secondo quanto riportato da diversi media internazionali, la Corea del Nord starebbe pensando aa un attacco militare contro la base statunitense di Guam . Le sanzioni riguardano l'importazione di carbone, ferro, piombo e pesce o la creazione di joint venture. Il portavoce dell'esercito popolare nordcoreano, in una dichiarazioni citata dall'agenzia statale Kcna, ha fatto sapere che il piano di raid "sarà attuato in qualsiasi momento" una volta che il leader Kim Jong-un ha preso la ... Read More »

Clear night for stargazers watching Perseid showers


Many scientists regard this as one of the most exciting astronomical occurrences of the year as around 80 meteors fall per hour. The greatest show not on earth, the Perseid meteor shower, peaks Saturday. "You might, if you're lucky, see maybe 20 an hour", he told AFP . If the peak is hidden by clouds, try looking for meteors again as soon as the night sky is clear. Read More »

Rajya Sabha bids farewell to Vice-President Dr Hamid Ansari


The Khilafat Movement, launched by Muslim clergy in India to protest against the threat to Islamic Caliphate following the defeat of Turkey at the hands of Britain in World War I, was supported by Mahatma Gandhi and has been seen as among the factors which contributed to the growth of separatist consciousness among the community which led to the country's partition in 1947. Read More »

Trump's harsh language on North Korea has little precedent, experts say

It was an escalation of words Tuesday between the US and North Korea, following reports that the small country had created a warhead small enough to fit on top of an intercontinental ballistic missile. Whenever North Korea ratchets up its rhetoric, the world typically turns to the USA president for a response. It is not clear whether Mr. Trump intended the historical parallel - White House officials did not respond to questions about how much planning went into his brief statement, or what ... Read More »

Dutch egg scandal hits Ireland as businesses forced to pull products


Eggs contaminated with an insecticide called fipronil have been discovered in Germany , Belgium , Sweden , Switzerland , Britain and France . "The number of egg products imported is very small". Based on the available evidence there is no need for people to change the way they consume or cook eggs. Read More »

Shahbaz to replace Nawaz as party chief


Opposition parties were not convinced about the numbers. Sharif was the 15th prime minister in Pakistan's 70-year history - roughly half of which has been spent under military rule - to be ousted before completing a full term. The last known contact between top leadership was made when former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Ghani met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Astana about two months ago. Read More »

B1-B bombers return to Guam after Korea sortie


The KPA Strategic Force is the part of the North Korean People's Army responsible for ballistic missiles, including those that could theoretically hit Guam . Ellsworth B-1's were last sent to Guam from South Dakota in August 2016. An attack or threat to Guam is a threat or attack on the United States. Read More »

7.0-magnitude quake hits SW China's Sichuan Province


Electricity and phone services have been knocked out and military has been deployed to help with rescue efforts. Over 200 rescue workers participated in the search for survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.5 and said it struck at a depth of just 9 kilometers (5.5 miles). Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage than deeper ones. Read More »

LDS Church releases, excommunicates Elder James J. Hamula


He now serves as Executive Director of the Correlation Department. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) excommunicated General Authority James J. "And serious personal sin, including abortion or sexual sin, may require disciplinary action as part of the repentance process", it added. Hamula has spoken at two of the church's semiannual General Conferences, in 2008 and 2014 , addressing Mormons worldwide. Read More »

Gujarat RS Election: Defeat a lesson for the BJP


Three hours later Patel was declared elected and exclaimed "Satyamev Jayate" while his party colleagues immediately burst into celebratory mood while taunting the BJP at its defeat. The MLAs have been expelled for six years from the party. This includes former Gujarat chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela and his son. 176 MLAs had cast their votes, but now the counting will be done for 174 votes. Read More »