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Here's why the Senate healthcare bill is disturbing news for women

Under the Affordable Care Act , that number was 9.69 percent. It's apparent in the bill's haphazard cuts to Medicare. That might take some time and compromise between Democrats and Republicans. Obama was more than skeptical. Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family - this bill will do you harm. The Senate bill — once promised as a top-to-bottom revamp... [Full Article...]

NASA's Kepler spacecraft IDs hundreds of new planet candidates

NASA's Kepler spacecraft IDs hundreds of new planet candidates In total, Kepler has now identified 4,034 candidate planets, with 2,335 of those confirmed to be planets orbiting a star outside Earth's solar system, otherwise known as extrasolar or exoplanets. For reasons scientists don't yet understand, about half of those planets take on a small amount of hydrogen and helium that dramatically swells their size, allowing them to "jump the gap" and join the... [Full Article...]

Worry is a wasted emotion - Hansen not concerned by Lions challenge

Worry is a wasted emotion - Hansen not concerned by Lions challenge The Lions goalkickers, Owen Farrell and Leigh Halfpenny , are among the world's best, if not the best. It's been a hard season, but you try and take as many positives out of it as you can. "But we've got to take the first Test". With the Lions certain to try and strangle the All Blacks out of the match, they'll need their captain courageous at his very best. [Full Article...]

Audi A8 detects bumps in the road

Audi A8 detects bumps in the road A side benefit of the A8's Electronic Chassis Platform (ECP) is that it allows the auto to be taut and stiff when you want, so if you're driving enthusiastically, the vehicle stays level and stiff, but on your commute home, the A8 is soft and pampering. [Full Article...]

Senate Republicans unveil USA health bill - but lack votes to pass it

Attempting to thread a very tight needle, Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care reform bill meant to undo major parts of the Affordable Care Act while still supporting the public's access to health insurance. Referencing negative comments made by some Republican senators about the suggested bill, Democratic Sen. "All of this discussion sounds to me like the federal government m... [Full Article...]

Blazers trade first-round picks with Kings

In those games, Collins averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game while shooting 65% from the field and 48 % from three. 5 minutes of action off the bench. "To be honest, I just know that they're a tough team and they don't really back down from anybody", Collins said. "Just that, in itself, I can fit in nearly perfectly there". [Full Article...]

College closes due to threats made after professor's posts

College closes due to threats made after professor's posts Trinity College offered no statement regarding the professor's action. College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney released a statement saying that Williams' use of the hashtag was reprehensible. It is important to clarify a few details. Steve Scalise is known for spewing racist bile in the name of conservatism, and the article argued that black people should stop placing their lives in jeopardy to ke... [Full Article...]

Government will take 'corrective steps' on telecom stress: Sinha

Government will take 'corrective steps' on telecom stress: Sinha Jio representatives said EBITDA margins in the industry are close to 30 per cent, which is the highest across various industries. The minister said that each telecom operator had given a detailed roadmap of suggestions for the betterment of the sector. [Full Article...]

Stranded Curiosity Rover Gets More Free Will: What Could Go Wrong?

Stranded Curiosity Rover Gets More Free Will: What Could Go Wrong? The software uses computer vision to search out edges in the landscape; if it detects enough edges, there's a good chance it has found a distinct object, Francis said . "Without Mars Pathfinder, there could not have been Spirit and Opportunity, and without Spirit and Opportunity, there could not have been Curiosity", Pathfinder Project Scientist Matt Golombek of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory... [Full Article...]

Tropical storm's remnants to bring heavy rain to Arkansas

That's the good news, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said in Baton Rouge. The central portion of the state is under a marginal risk of severe storms on Thursday , forecasters said. "I had probably about (2 feet) of water", Jerry Rodriquez told WVUE. The sheriff does say if you live in a low lying neighborhood prone to flooding. [Full Article...]

Suns Select Miami Defensive Specialist Davon Reed With Pick 32

Suns Select Miami Defensive Specialist Davon Reed With Pick 32 The 6-foot-8 forward dazzled the nation with his array of offensive moves in his one season at Duke, averaging 16.8 points off of 45 percent shooting. He agreed to a diversion program that requires him to go to anger management class among other things in order to have the misdemeanor offense dismissed. [Full Article...]

Friends, family to farewell Otto Warmbier

A rabbi was officiating at the public service, which was closed to the media. North Korea says it will not give up on its nuclear deterrence unless Washington ends its hostile policy toward Pyongyang and dissolves the US-led United Nations command in South Korea . [Full Article...]

Russian hackers targeted 21 states during presidential election says government cyber expert

Russian hackers targeted 21 states during presidential election says government cyber expert In a separate hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday morning, a current DHS official that Russian Federation targeted election-related systems in 21 states leading up to the election. Johnson says Comey would not have made such a move lightly. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the committee's ranking Democrat, noted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed intr... [Full Article...]

Xbox One X Enhanced Games: Here's What It Means

Like the Xbox One S , the Xbox One X offers 4K video streaming, and is targeted at hardcore gamers. Speaking with Eurogamer , Spencer's stance on the current Playstation vs. Original Xbox games are not the only thing from the 16-year-old console to be making a comeback. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 debuted in 2013. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in SW Louisiana

Also, while many of you have already taken advantage of local opportunites it is the time to prepare your home by getting sandbags to protect it from flood waters. While the threat for hail and damaging wind gusts will again be slim Friday , we are growing increasingly concerned about flash flooding in portions of the Tri-State late Friday morning through Friday afternoon. [Full Article...]

London man died after mosque attack with 'multiple injuries,' police say

London man died after mosque attack with 'multiple injuries,' police say One man died and nine people were taken to hospital after the attack in the early hours of Monday. She told neighbors that the van had "run over his legs". Hasan Patel said: "Nobody got hurt after someone tries to attack regents park mosque - could have been nasty". "He came in here and he was just staring before he started shouting", he said. [Full Article...]

The Bad Batch is a good investigation of genre

The Bad Batch is a good investigation of genre Ana Lily Amirpour's comic post-apocalyptic action-drama offers little explanation of what exactly its " bad batch " is, or how the members of its motley, unfortunate tribe of humans wound up banished to a desert wasteland. Or maybe they'll wind up together and create one of the most dysfunctional families ever! When Arlen gets to Comfort, she finds a unusual and intoxicating and disturbing comm... [Full Article...]

Diplomat: North Korea Open To Halting Nuclear And Ballistic Missile Tests

President Donald Trump says Chinese efforts to persuade North Korea to rein in its nuclear programme have failed, ratcheting up the rhetoric over the death of an American student who had been detained by Pyongyang. "I'm under no impression that people did not care about getting him back a year ago", she said. "My heartfelt sympathy to Otto Warmbier's family and his many friends". [Full Article...]

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in North Korea

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in North Korea North Korean officials claimed Warmbier fell into a coma in March a year ago due to botulism and a sleeping pill. North Korea topped the agenda at the newly established Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, which paired Tillerson and Mattis with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and General Fang Fenghui, chief of joint staff of the People's Liberation Army. [Full Article...]

These are the key points from the Senate health care plan

Four Senate Republicans announced Thursday that they now oppose the health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare that was released only hours earlier , putting its passage in jeopardy. While the senators might have stalled the bill crafted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, that could prove temporary. The Senate bill would largely end the expansion of Medicaid that covers about... [Full Article...]


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