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When the Affordable Care Act is repealed, it will revert to 2010 conditions when Medicaid was expanded. That could buy time for congressional deliberations on the health care law. Which is insane, considering 80 percent of women will become pregnant sometime throughout their lives, according to data from Pew Research Center.
  • Trump's Labor Nominee, Andy Puzder, About To Withdraw

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    The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) on Thursday offered praise for Alexander Acosta shortly after Trump announced his nomination. Puzder, the chief executive for CKE Restaurants, said in a statement that he decided not to continue with the confirmation process. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat from Rhode Island, told CNN on Wednesday he knew of at least six Republicans "who are gravely concerned about this nomination" and are ...
  • Hillary Clinton tweets response to Michael Flynn's resignation

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    Michael Flynn Jr. has been known to peddle conspiracy theories in the past, most notably after the election, when he tweeted several times about #PizzaGate. General Flynn, who was tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as National Security Advisor after being one of the campaign's most supportive surrogates early on, resigned last night after pressure mounting from phone calls he made to a Russian ambassador on the day the Obama administration issued sanctions against the Kremlin.
  • CCRKBA Lauds Senate Vote To Protect 2A Rights Of Soc.-Sec. Recipients

    CCRKBA Lauds Senate Vote To Protect 2A Rights Of Soc.-Sec. Recipients

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    The Obama rule holds that the Social Security Administration must report anyone who requires third-party assistance to manage their Social Security benefits is placed on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS. "The Second Amendment, as a fundamental right, requires the government to carry the burden to show a person has unsafe mental illness", he said. "Even the American Civil Liberties union opposed Obama's overreaching restriction".
  • Sen. Schumer calls for investigation into the former National Security Adivser

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    Flynn stepped down late Monday for discussing American economic sanctions with Russia's ambassador to the U.S.in late December, and "inadvertently" misleading Vice President Mike Pence about the conversation. But Republicans continued to brush off demands from Democrats for a Watergate-style probe, insisting investigations underway by the House and Senate intelligence committees are adequate.
  • NASA Engineer Required To Unlock Phone At Border

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    After the officer presented Bikkannavar with a document titled " Inspection of Electronic Devices " and asked him to turn in his phone, Bikkannavar initially refused. Now, he is back to his home and has also resumed his duty at the JPL. While the CBP does have authority to search devices, you aren't obligated to unlock your device.
  • Crimean issue not raised in Trump's phone talk with Putin

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    His iterations of respect for Putin, combined with little condemnation for Russian actions in Ukraine or Syria have earned him criticism from the opposition Democratic Party, as well as from some fellow Republicans. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the conversation Monday, but he declined to comment. Assuming that there is a G20 summit in July this year, one way or the other the presidents will meet there, but, as you know, there has been talk about the possibility of an earlier ...
  • Russian aircraft buzzed US Navy ship 3 times in a day

    Russian aircraft buzzed US Navy ship 3 times in a day

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    Russian aircraft flew close to a us warship in the Black Sea last week, a USA defense official said, a charge the Russian military denied. The type of planes involved in the incident included SU-24 Fencer supersonic attack jets and a single Ilyushin IL-38 reconnaissance aircraft.
  • Turkey arrests alleged nightclub attack planner

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    On him, authorities discovered a contract to rent an apartment that was used by Abdulkadir Masharipov, who carried out the attack, the agency said. Islamic State claimed the January 1 nightclub attack and said it was revenge for Turkish military intervention in Syria.
  • More than 30 dead in tour bus crash in Taiwan

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    Thirty-two people, all Taiwanese, were confirmed dead and the remaining passengers were sent to hospitals for treatment. Taiwan's Central News Agency said it was the worst road accident for 30 years. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and Premier Lin Chuan gave their condolences and instructed officials to uncover the cause of the accident at the earliest.
  • Indian forces kill 4 youth in Occupied Kashmir

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    Police stated that it had no "easy" solution to control people on such occasions, saying that they are massively interfering in its "anti- militancy" operations. Two of the injured soldiers succumbed while being shifted to hospital. "In case they are outside home they (should) be recalled to home", said the advisory.
  • An Agenda to Defund Planned Parenthood

    An Agenda to Defund Planned Parenthood

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    Planned Parenthood - which provides a wide range of health care services for women, including abortion - receives more than $500 million a year from the federal government, about 40 percent of the agency's total revenue. "I was taught that abortion is murder". Nearly 75 percent of the federal funding comes from Medicaid. "By law, no federal money is allowed to be used for abortions since the Hyde Amendment was enacted on September 30, 1976".
  • Centre-left Frank-Walter Steinmeier elected German president

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    The German president has little executive power but is considered an important moral authority. In his acceptance speech, the newly elected president called Germany "an anchor for hope", and said "the country should take on responsibility and serve as a role model for other countries", Deutsche Welle reported .
  • Romania justice minister resigns over anti-government protests

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    On Sunday night, an estimated record 500,000 people gathered in Bucharest and other Romanian cities seeking the government's resignation even though the cabinet earlier repealed its decree that eases or scraps penalties for corruption offences committed by politicians.
  • New South Wales expecting 'catastrophic' level of fire danger today

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    NSW RFS Superintendent Greg Sim said the fire at Georges Plains was started by a motor vehicle accident, but said no further details were available at this stage. While no property losses were reported, the head of the Rural Fire Service says its warnings need to be taken seriously. As the RFS chief spoke, 49 fires were burning across NSW, 17 of them uncontained.
  • Turkish ship joins Pakistan's multinational naval drill

    Turkish ship joins Pakistan's multinational naval drill

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    The multinational naval exercises are conducted by Pakistan since 2007. Pakistan is fully committed to ensuring freedom of navigation and lawful maritime order, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said as a multi-nation naval exercise hosted by the country kicked off in the Arabian Sea today.