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Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel Brand a semi-truck driver who crashed through the front gates and the front door of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show near Carson, Nevada. The girls have never seen him. The infamous Moonlight Bunny Ranch Brothel has been destroyed after a man wearing body armor plowed a "stolen" big rig into the brothel as owner Dennis Hof cal... [Full Article...]

Does Trump's Budget Cut Medicaid Funding? No One Seems To Know

The new budget plan cuts 31 percent of the agency's funding overall, including significant reductions to research programs and enforcement of clean air and clean water programs. 2011 bipartisan budget agreement: Trump wants to spend more on the military than lawmakers agreed to under a bipartisan deal reached in 2011 after lawmakers could not agree on how to reduce the deficit. [Full Article...]

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs Last week, Bloomberg reported that House leaders were holding off sending the bill to Senate until the CBO score had been announced. Unfortunately for everyone else, that didn't happen. Under the House bill, some states could allow insurers to narrow the menu of health benefits they offer by dropping one or more of Obamacare's "essential heath benefits" from their list of covered conditions. [Full Article...]

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft

Wisconsin woman jumps on hood of her SUV to prevent theft The thief eventually gave up, jumped out of her auto and took off. "If I held onto the side, I knew he could just drag me and leave", she said . A Cadillac pulled up alongside the Subaru, and the carjacker snuck out, crouching between the cars until he made it to the Subaru's door. [Full Article...]

We have a moral obligation to make health care affordable for all

We have a moral obligation to make health care affordable for all The proposed American Health Care Act cuts coverage requirements while cutting taxes on the rich, who cut large checks to politicians. The only acceptable plan will be one that expands, not reduces, health care. Today, 31 states have chosen expansion. The employer could then impose annual or lifetime limits on reimbursement for hospitalization - something barred under the ACA. [Full Article...]

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets Other insurers around the country, such as Aetna and Humana , have already said they will not offer coverage on exchanges next year, though several, including Centene, say they will. That leaves about 19,000 people with no exchange plan choices unless another insurer steps in. But the future of those payments, which are separate from the income-based tax credits that help people buy coverage, is ... [Full Article...]

Alabama death row inmate Thomas Arthur fights for 8th reprieve of execution

Alabama death row inmate Thomas Arthur fights for 8th reprieve of execution In the 25 years since then, Arthur has filed challenge after challenge and managed to delay a lethal injection seven times. His attorneys filed paperwork claiming there are potential problems with the drugs used during execution. They argue the inmate could feel pain because the drug isn't effective. "While Arthur cherry-picks a few of these executions to seize on exaggerated accounts of movem... [Full Article...]

Twitter Roasts Ben Carson For Saying Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind'

Twitter Roasts Ben Carson For Saying Poverty Is A 'State Of Mind' Poverty, of course, occurs when the distribution of wealth in a country slights a portion of the general population. Earlier this month, Carson said he wants homeless shelters to be uncomfortable so poor people will try harder to improve their economic status. [Full Article...]

Armed man arrested by police at Phoenix Comicon convention

Armed man arrested by police at Phoenix Comicon convention Mercedes Fortune said a person who knew the 30-year-old suspect alerted police to the situation about noon. Fortune said the man was carrying four guns - including a shotgun - knives and ammunition. This story is still building, so bear with us as we try to get you the most updated sources we can. "You always hear us say 'If you see something, say something, '" said Sgt. [Full Article...]

ACLU of Texas Comment of Passage of Anti-LGBT Legislation

If transgender students did not want to use their assigned-gender bathroom, they would have to use single-stall bathrooms under the provisions of this legislation. Final House approval of the bill is expected on Monday. But according to Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick , who has advocated for Senate Bill 6, media misinformation about the measure sparked public outcry and successfully hal... [Full Article...]

Betsy DeVos booed while giving commencement speech in Florida

Betsy DeVos booed while giving commencement speech in Florida Jackson said , as reported by the Huffington Post . At the commencement, shown in the video above, DeVos opens her speech by thanking the university for "this great honor and privilege". It comes as little surprise that DeVos, the most controversial Secretary of Education in recent memory, was met with jeers. DeVos restarted her speech, but the threat went unheeded as boos picked up aga... [Full Article...]

Man With Ties To Online White Supremacist Group Murders Black Student

MADDEN: Richard Collins III was stabbed to death here at this bus stop early Saturday morning. His friends tried to help him before university officers arrived and performed CPR, he said. A link to a Facebook page with his photo and the name of the high school in the town where police said he lived was included in the group's membership list. [Full Article...]

President Trump meets the pope, and Twitter rejoices

Thanking the pope for the documents, the president said , "Well, I'll be reading them". "We had a fantastic meeting ", the president said. Pompei said Trump also told the women that Pope Francis "is an advocate for your stories" of suffering, referring to the pontiff's oft-made appeals to nations to do more to fight human traffickers. [Full Article...]

Trump Budget Calls For $610B Medicaid Cut On Top AHCA

IUDs are one of the safest and most effective birth control methods there are, and research shows women's health care providers use them more than any other method - and so making them inaccessible for women who want them seems like a very bad call. [Full Article...]

Texas takes step toward enacting its own 'bathroom' law

The bill's backers, which include several Christian groups, said it banned no one and had a mechanism for the state government to offer alternative adoption providers if any service is denied for religious beliefs. Under the Texas measure, transgender students at public and charter schools would not be permitted to use the bathroom of their choice, but could be directed to separate, single-occupan... [Full Article...]

What the CBO does and how it gets its numbers

Price, a former chairman of the House Budget Committee, noted the HHS analysis showed "premiums in the individual market have more than doubled since many of Obamacare's regulations and mandates were implemented". House Republicans passed a bill that would repeal and replacing President Barack Obama's health law earlier this month . In the end, it estimated that around one-sixth of the populati... [Full Article...]

How food stamp cuts could ripple through the economy

Analysts said such a proposal - if enacted - would significantly accelerate what was already expected to be a gradual reduction in the SNAP program from $65.8 billion annually in 2017 to $64.8 billion by 2026, and would likely increase the sales pressure on dollar stores and other small discounters whose customers disproportionately rely on the program. [Full Article...]

Trump promotes Mideast peace ambitions, leaves out the details

Abbas said he was keen to "keep the door open to dialogue with our Israeli neighbors". He did not way in Israeli settlements, the status of Jerusalem or even whether the USA would continue to insist on a two-state solution giving the Palestinians sovereign territory. [Full Article...]

Democrats: Greg Gianforte must quit House race

Vice President Mike Pence also recently campaigned for Gianforte over a two-day swing. And in Illinois, Gov. Bruce Rauner's (R) re-election campaign last week received a $20 million contribution from billionaire hedge fund founder Ken Griffin. [Full Article...]

Reporter alleges GOP House candidate 'body-slammed' him

Reporter alleges GOP House candidate 'body-slammed' him She said Gianforte then left - and that she and her crew are "cooperating with local authorities". Democrats were already hopeful that negative headlines from Washington, D.C., would give the Stetson-wearing crooner Quist the momentum he needs to score an upset - and that was before the altercation between Gianforte and the reporter on Wednesday evening. [Full Article...]


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