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Price defends Obamacare replacement proposal, while NJHA's Ryan and others voice concerns

Most notably, it lifts the requirement for Americans to own insurance and replaces it with a tax penalty, levied by insurance companies, for those who don't keep their insurance for consecutive years. Overall, however, the CBO predicted that in 2026, "an estimated 52 million people would be uninsured, compared with 28 million who would lack insurance that year under current law".

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Earnings Analysis of: Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

The average numbers of shares are traded in a security per day, during the recent 3-month period. As part of the sweetened deal, Fred's would also get the rights to the Rite Aid brand name for an extended period beyond the 24-month period outlined in the original deal, Bloomberg added in its report.

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Sena chief asks MLAs to stall Mah legislature over loan waiver

Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to make a statement in the legislature on Thursday, declaring the state government's stand on the issue. Though the Sena is a partner in the state government with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), it is sulking after the bitter campaign between both saffron parties in the recent municipal elections.

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Cleveland St. Patrick's Day guide 2017

Hwy. "Since 1993, Enterprise has been host to The World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade, and this year is no exception", a chamber press release states. Calverly honored her ancestors and Irish heritage with a poem. Cardinal Joseph William Tobin will be the principle celebrant and homilist at a memorial Mass and the investiture of the parade's grand marshal and deputy grand marshal.

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Trump to visit Andrew Jackson's grave

President Donald Trump will lay a wreath at the tomb of former President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters Monday . Jackson, a slave owner who is most well-known for forcing Native Americans from their homes in what became known as the Trail of Tears , was a decorated veteran who served in the War of 1812.

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China not interested in trade war with US - Premier Li Keqiang

Premier Li said preventing conflict on China's doorstep was common sense. "We have to start thinking about some new remedies", Lighthizer argued. China, like many other countries, is a beneficiary of globalization, as the country has been consistently expanding its opening up, he said.

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Great Barrier Reef survival relies on halting warming, study warns

In early 2016, record warm ocean temperatures turned corals a ghostly white - a stress reaction where the corals expel the special algae that give them their colour and much of their nutrients. "Securing a future for coral reefs, including intensively managed ones such as the Great Barrier Reef, ultimately requires urgent and rapid action to reduce global warming", the paper concludes.

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United Kingdom court gives victory to animal charities in legacy case

Mrs Ilott, who is in her fifties, applied under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 for "reasonable financial provision" from her mother's estate. Since that time Mrs Ilott has lived independently of her mother but in straitened financial circumstances. In this case, Jackson had made bequests to charities which she had no involvement with during her lifetime.

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Guardiola: Manchester City "forgot" to play in first half

Pep Guardiola's City grew much more unsafe in the second half, after failing to register a single chance in the first period. It will be just the second ever time that AS Monaco and Manchester City compete in a competitive fixture, with the first match producing plenty of fireworks.

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New Zealand's Whanganui River gets the legal rights of a person

As the river can not take itself to court, it has been granted two guardians - one from the Crown and one from a Whanganui River iwi - who will represent the river's interests in any legal proceedings and are charged with protecting the natural resource.

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Kim Jong Un's Next Nuke Test Could Cause Environmental Damage

Deputy IGP Tan Sri Noor Rashid Ibrahim says Kim Jong-nam's family will let Malaysia decide what to do with his body. "But if they (Jong-nam's family) have given instructions to the police on how to manage the body and police feel the instructions given are sufficient from the legal point of view, we will follow it in managing the body", he said.

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Loved ones celebrate the life of young woman killed by a train

Her fiancé, Darnell Chatman , 25, told the Dallas Morning News that he and Thompson had found out about her pregnancy weeks ago. The final photo of Fredzania Thompson was used in her funeral announcement from the Psalms Funeral Home, showing the beaming teenager in the last moments of her life.

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Audi sites raided in emissions probe

German prosecutors have raided Audi and VW sites as part of a probe into the manipulation of U.S. emissions tests. They centered on who was involved in the use of any illicit software used for the engines. The raid also coincided with a major annual press release conference at which Stadler was presenting Audi's 2016 earnings. It also announced a second joint venture in China with local vehicle maker SAIC that has not pleased existing joint-venture company FAW (a rival to SAIC), or its ...

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President Trump to submit budget with $54B defense increase

Democrats are unimpressed by the increase in defense spending and cuts to NDD. There are transit projects all across the country that have already raised local or state funding and are literally just waiting on a check for capital dollars from the federal government to proceed, including "projects like Indianapolis' Red Line bus rapid transit project which has already been promised more than $70 million in federal dollars to pair with almost $20 million in local funds from an income tax ...

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MSNBC claims to have Trump tax returns, White House releases statement

Johnston said the documents were mailed to him. But Trump and his wife Melania paid only about $5 million - or less than 4% of the total income. President Trump called the partial release of his 2005 tax return "fake news" - and used his own Twitter account Wednesday morning to throw shade on the reporter who broke the story and NBC News for promoting it.

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Raj Babbar offers to quit, no elevation of Rahul now

The Congress, which had formed an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, could not win the votes of the public and thus failed to form the government in the state. Babbar is the first to offer his resignation over the party's performance in the assembly polls. With voices of dissent within the Congress gaining momentum, party insiders claim any possibility of Rahul Gandhi becoming Congress president now is a distant possibility, though this has been pending for quite some time.

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Israeli 'apartheid' dominates Palestinians, new United Nations report says

ESCWA comprises 18 Arab states in Western Asia, according to its website. America's U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley unleashed a scathing rebuke after the United Nations released a report calling Israel a racist and apartheid state. "However, only a ruling by an worldwide tribunal in that sense would make such an assessment truly authoritative", it said. "It also refers to "the system of military law" imposed on Palestinians who live in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as Palestianian ...

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Obama releases tournament bracket: Has UNC over Duke in national championship

The Creighton Bluejays will make the second round of the NCAA Tournament, if Barack Obama's bracket comes true. But instead of revealing the former president's picks on television, the Obama Foundation simply released the 44th president's picks on Twitter.

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Dutch election: voters go to the polls in the Netherlands

Approximately 850,000 people who were less than 18 years old in 2012, can vote for the first time . In a rare move, polling stations in Rotterdam and The Hague were allowed to stay open beyond the 2000 GMT closing time in order to allow all those in line to cast their ballots.

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Iraqi Troops Control over 1/3 of Western Mosul — Iraqi Military Officers

At least 23 people were killed Sunday in deadly clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in western Mosul amid an ongoing offensive to dislodge the terrorist group from the northern city, according to a local police officer.

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CEOs plan to hire more in a sharp turnaround

Leaders of the largest USA companies are becoming more optimistic about sales growth, hiring and capital investment, causing a measure of chief-executive sentiment to increase by the most in seven years. Trump has promised to eventually deliver. "They've adopted a change in mentality that I think will be really important and refreshing for the system, and refreshing for the businesses that are trying to operate in that environment", Josh Bolten, president and CEO of the Business Roundtable ...

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EU not intimidated by British threats, says European Council chief Donald Tusk

May cleared the last major hurdle to Brexit on Monday, when parliament rejected the amendments from the House of Lords and voted to approve the trigger to Article 50 . May's spokesman hinted on Tuesday, however, that she might do so closer to the end of the month. The news came as the European council president, Donald Tusk, warned the United Kingdom against making no-deal Brexit threats , insisting: "They simply will not work".

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Rolling back fuel economy standards will cost money, lives

The announcement today is timed to coincide with Trump's trip to MI to meet with auto executives and workers to tout his jobs agenda. Levinson cites earlier research that estimates a gasoline tax would cost 71 percent less than the comparable CAFE policy per gallon of fuel saved.

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Turkey threatens as USA deploys troops in Syria

While the effort to take Raqqa is expected to be successful, the aftermath will likely look similar to the current situation in Manbij, where USA troops are attempting to keep a tenuous peace between warring allies, pro-Syrian forces, and Russian military forces backing Assad.

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Trump tax return gives rare look at president's finances

It is not clear if Maddow unearthed an exclusive story for MSNBC or if the president released his tax returns to the media. "They called Maddow's scoop a" desperate" ploy for ratings, and highlighted that the tax records were from "over a decade ago.

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US won't participate in UN Right Council without reforms

In January he was reportedly preparing to sign an executive order which would reduce United States funding of the UN by 40 per cent, as well as repeal certain multilateral treaties and scrap the landmark Paris climate change agreement. Baku, Fineko/abc.az. The United States formally notified the United Nations about the readiness to leave the UN Human Rights Council. It stressed that "none of these outcomes serves America's interests".

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Marquette-South Carolina Preview

SC would have preferred to land in the Lexington Regional in place of top seed Notre Dame. LADY TIGERS MAKE FIRST NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCEThe No. 16 Lady Tigers will face No. Louisville captured the 2013 NCAA Championship under Pitino's watch and also claimed national championships in 1980 and 1986. Middle Tennessee State has even more talent this season than it did last season.

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Will North Carolina Central cover vs. UC Davis? March Madness Picks 3/15/17

MEAC champion North Carolina Central is crashing the party early. The bad news is the victor has to face the first-seeded Kansas Jayhawks in the First Round. North Carolina Central is also 1-2 straight up and 3-0 against the spread against power-conference teams this season, with an upset win over Missouri and close losses to Ohio State and Louisiana State.

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US, South Korean drills include bin Laden assassination team

He envisions them as provocative and wants them stopped . The U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) said on Monday (U.S time) that "assets from the USS Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group and other United States forces" will participate in ROK-U.S. One of the pastors was arrested with his wife as the pair tried to board a flight from China to South Korea and the other was arrested at a Chinese hotel, the Yonhap news agency reported , citing South Korean groups.

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Iraq kills Daesh commander, captures Mosul bridge

The militants are vastly outnumbered and outgunned by Iraqi forces backed by a USA -led coalition and are defending their last major stronghold in Iraq using suicide auto bombs, snipers and mortars. "The battle is not easy... we are fighting an irregular enemy who hides among the citizens and uses tactics of booby-trapping, explosions and suicide bombers", Brigadier General Yahya Rasool said.

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House Intelligence Committee Leaders Reject Trump Wiretap Allegation

In a series of early-morning tweets on March 4, Trump accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, calling such an activity " McCarthyism " and " A NEW LOW! ". It is unclear why Trump believes he might have been tapped, but his statement came soon after a conservative radio host detailed allegations about the Obama administration surveilling Trump, which were then published by Breitbart News.

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Trump Tower wasn't wiretapped, House Intelligence Committee chairman says

A few minutes later, Nunes went on to tell reporters that if you take Trump's tweets very literally, then "clearly the president was wrong". However, he said he not seen any evidence to back up Trump's claim, and that "there isn't going to be any evidence about this, because, frankly, if there were, I would know it by now".

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Michigan Beats Wisconsin For Big Ten Tournament Championship

Derrick Walton hit him with a long pass, and Wilson made a thunderous two-handed jam for a 63-52 lead with 1:34 left. Is that perception reality? "They made a lot of tough shots and capitalized on every mistake that we made", Showalter said.

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U.S. government to blame Yahoo hack on Russian spies

The other two defendants were criminal hackers hired by the Russian officials to breeach Yahoo's network. One man could be arrested in Canada as early as March 14, while the other three suspects are in Russian Federation, according to the report.

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Visa-free travel for North Koreans reduced following Malaysia attack

Malaysian officials say Jong Nam's body has been embalmed and that his relatives were given two to three weeks to claim it. Responding to calls by North Korea for an global probe to be conducted into the Jong-nam saga, Ahmad Zahid said the government had no problems with allowing such inquiries.


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