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PinnacleHealth announces plan to buy 4 hospitals, including 2 in Lancaster County

The deal could give UPMC control over seven hospitals in Central Pennsylvania and a way to expand its growing health insurance line. In a prepared statement, PinnacleHealth said the UPMC deal comes as PinnacleHealth had been exploring collaborative relationships to expand health care choices and enhance physician recruitment efforts.

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Up and down the east coast, thousands of flights cancelled

It scaled back those predictions on Tuesday for places such as New York City, which was due to get between 4 and 8 inches (10 and 20 cm). Blizzard warnings were lifted in some places along the coast, and forecasts of a foot or more of snow were cut in half.

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Trump to celebrate Andrew Jackson's 250th birthday in Nashville, attend a rally

The White House's premier Jackson history buff seems to be Stephen K. Bannon, the president's chief strategist who frequently references Jackson in describing his vision for the future of the country. Kittell also wants to lead Trump through Jackson's library, which became a center of thought during his presidency and afterward. "Trump's penthouse populism is a sham; Jackson's was the real thing".

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Dispatcher Linked to Tamir Rice Police Shooting Death Suspended

Constance Hollinger didn't tell police dispatchers that Tamir Rice was a juvenile and his gun was likely fake. Cleveland safety director Michael McGrath also handed down a two-day suspension for police officer William Cunningham, who was working off duty without permission at the Cleveland rec center where Rice was shot.

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Oklahoma Senate votes to punish senator under police investigation

Shortey said he would issue a response but so far, he hasn't spoken publicly about the investigation. On March 9 ... officers of the Moore Police Department were contacted in reference to a welfare check at a local hotel. However, he will have virtually no power or authority. He will also still receive a monthly paycheck of $3,200 plus benefits. Shortey worked as a production consultant in the oil and gas industry before he was elected to the Senate District 44 seat in 2010.

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Wall Street's Bonus Pool Rises for First Time in Three Years

While bonuses were barely up, profits at Wall Street firm rose 21 percent a year ago from 2015, even though revenue slumped after the stock market slumped in the first half of 2016, the comptroller reported. The estimates did not factor in stock options or other forms of deferred compensation for which taxes were not withheld. Although the industry accounts for less than 5% of all private sector jobs in the city, it's responsible for more than 20% of all private sector wages.

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Zuckerberg Takes A Ride With Dale Jr. At Charlotte Motor Speedway

The founder of Facebook has no plans to go racing, but he did accept Dale Earnhardt Jr.' invitation to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Charlotte, North Carolina, was Zuckerberg's most recent destination on for his 2017 personal challenge .

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Malaysia confirms Kim's identity through child's DNA sample

Ahmad Zahid confirmed the body of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which was being kept at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL), had been embalmed. According to Malaysia's foreign minister, the two countries will enter formal talks regarding the travel ban. "But they (North Korea) have to ask themselves if they have listened to previous demands by worldwide bodies", the minister said.

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Trump to announce rollback of EPA mileage and GHG emissions

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to visit Michigan Wednesday according to multiple reports . Automakers, through their lobbying groups, have said the Obama rules were too expensive and could cost American jobs. However, the White House on Tuesday played down another rumoured suggestion that the administration would seek to take away California's right to set its own emissions standards.

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Texas Rep. Joe Barton tells angry town hall attendee to shut up

Joe Barton (R-TX), in a video that's just been released, was addressing a large crowd at a town hall meeting in Frost, Texas, when a constituent asked the Republican to cooperate with Rep. "I did, however, return to him for the last question of the meeting and allow him the opportunity to voice his concerns". Chris Lewis, who says Barton pointed at him, said he wasn't offended by the remark.

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Fiery explosion after Uber vehicle strikes Seattle gas pump

Komo News reports that witnesses on a bus saw the 2007 Xterra speeding down Holman Road near Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood, then clip the Honda, after which the driver apparently tried to brake, but lost control, with some speculating a tire was blown.

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Trump's 2005 Tax Returns Published

CNBC's Jim Cramer on Wednesday said President Donald Trump's leaked tax returns show one thing for certain: "He made a lot of money". The amount revealed on Tuesday was low relative to his boast about wealth, but president doesn't like paying taxes and has said so multiple times in the past.

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Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

Magney said they also do not know how numerous referrals led to charges being filed, although some of the cases did result in deferred prosecutions. Sanders won the Democratic primary, while Texas Senator Ted Cruz took the Republican contest.

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Kellyanne Conway Backs Trump's Wiretapping Charge - With Startling Warning About Microwave Ovens

Trump had alleged in a series of Tweets that former President Barack Obama had his phones tapped. "There was an article that week that talked about how you can surveil people through their phones, through their - certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways".

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Drive-thru rescue: Fast-food worker jumps to aid of officer

A team of paramedics managed to stabilize the victim, who was later taken to a Doral hospital. The officer's kids were in the auto with her. The restaurant chain praised Viloria, and said a second staff member sprang into action by giving CPR.

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CBO Numbers A Boon To Replacement Plan's Critics

Although some consider this report to be a knock against the GOP bill, many advocate for the bill's intent to lower overall federal spending - a point the report affirms, citing a reduction of $337 billion in federal deficits from 2017-26.

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'This Is Us': 11 Burning Questions for Season 2

Ben, unaware that Rebecca hadn't updated Jack, immediately blurted, "Don't punish her because I crossed the line". But we can relate to the daily struggle of trying to communicate with your wife, trying to communicate with a father you never knew, with battling weight, with battling insecurity when you're in the spotlight of a spotlight job.

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McCRORY: House Bill 2 backlash hurting his job search

Former Gov. Pat McCrory says the backlash against House Bill 2 is making some employers reluctant to hire him but he's now doing consulting and advisory board work... McCrory did not disclose in the interview Monday whether he had been contacted about a potential job Trump's White House or if he was gearing up for another run for governor of North Carolina in 2020.

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Meteorologists revise down storm forecast for NY

Forgive the expression, but it will literally be puking snow during the daylight hours on Tuesday. It's expected to pass over Cape Cod in MA, which might bring more rain and sleet to Boston instead of a steady snowfall. The winds are expected to remain until late tonight. Some spots could get up to 2 feet. The winds will steadily increase in the morning hours on Tuesday and reach their peak between midday and early evening.

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Uber to Real-Time ID Check Drivers Across India and Other Countries

And now, to tackle the skewed sense of ownership certain cab passengers use to their benefit, Uber has come out with a new set of guidelines for both, the drivers and the riders. "No, it's public safety", he said, citing instances of passengers sexually assaulted by ride-hailing drivers. Drivers who say rideshare drivers should be allowed to unionize argue that the rideshare companies can be capricious in how much they get paid.

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Wednesday brings highs of 71, sunny skies

But for those wishing for Saturday's mild temperatures , it looks like you'll have plenty of that in the coming week. Sunday night: Mostly clear with lows in the mid-30s. Friday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers. Monday night cloud cover builds in so skies become partly cloudy, and lows cool to the mid-50s. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

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Medical Organizations Raise Concerns About ACA Replacement Bill

As they lay plans for the future, we ask them keep what is already working and invest fully in health coverage, Medicaid and mental health care. Additionally, if older patients need nursing home care to regain strength, Medicare will not cover the cost because the coverage requires a prior hospital admission of at least 3 consecutive days, which does not include observation care, according to KHN .

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Leaked White House Analysis Says AHCA Would Be Even Worse Than Predicted

It estimated that 24 million people would become uninsured by 2026 under the bill, largely due to the proposed changes to Medicaid. That number is almost double the projections under the Affordable Care Act better known as Obamacare. The CBO explained that " most of that increase would stem from repealing the penalties associated with the individual mandate". Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) had a different view of the CBO, one as a "corrupt", "dishonest" entity that was ...

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Nikola Mirotic is active for Monday night vs. Hornets

I know that I'm ready. Even if the Cavaliers do get Love and Korver back and start playing well again, it might not be enough to hold off the Celtics, who have the ideal storm of favorable circumstances that should lead to the road to the Eastern Conference title going through Boston.

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Top Navy official among eight charged with corruption in salacious bribery case

Leonard Francis, who earned his moniker due to his size, is the former CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Asia. Of those charged, Justice said, 20 are current or former U.S. The defendants used fake names and foreign email server providers to keep the bribery scam under wraps. These dudes reportedly drank the Shangri-La Hotel in Manila out of Dom Perignon (that's at least $50,000 in champagne) during a multi-day sex rager in 2008.

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Japan to send warship to disputed South China Sea

A later CNN report stated that the Izumo would also train with USA and Indian ships at the Malabar sea exercise later this year, citing a Pentagon source. China has often criticized Japan in recent years over regional security issues and particularly over the Japan-administered Senkaku Islands, which China claims as its own.

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Kevin Love Reportedly 'Excited' to Be Close to Returning from Knee Injury

Deron Williams scored his most points as a Cavalier with 13 points on a ideal 6-6 shooting and three assists in 14 minutes off the bench. With 19 3-pointers as a team, the Cavs need just three to break the team record (880) set last season.

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GOP Rep. Steve King Responds to Tweet Backlash, Calls Reactions 'Willfully Ignorant'

King responded: "Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race". But if I had room to add on, I would say, 'You can't rebuild your civilization with somebody else's babies unless you adopt them and bring them into your homes and raise them as your own.

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Statewide travel ban begins at 5 am

Along the shoreline, towns initiated states of emergency and parking bans Monday night. Hundreds of local public works crews, along with a full complement of drivers from the state, will be out clearing roads. Everyone in CT is urged to plan ahead - wherever you are at sunrise Tuesday morning, expect to remain there throughout the remainder of the storm and into the night", Malloy said.

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Augusta Man Charged with Hit and Run of DOT Workers

The driver charged with fatally striking two SC highway workers Monday is a convicted felon who was on probation at the time of the collision, according to law enforcement records. Redmond was from Warrenville, while Clark was from the city of Aiken. S.C. Highway Patrol will continue to investigate the incident with assistance from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the Aiken County Coroner's Office.

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Health Care and a Political Malaise

Jost says the current model will "discourage enrollment by some healthy as well as unhealthy older people-since tax credits are not geographically adjusted, they will discourage enrollment in high-cost areas, including many areas with few insurers".

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Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (PPHM) Issues Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.01 EPS

There may be myriad price targets for an equity. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:PPHM) has risen 50% over the past 6 months and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:PPHM) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 78.26%. All of these Earnings estimates are a consensus recommendation of 1 Analysts. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its stake in Peregrine Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:PPHM) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC.

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New budget suggests that United States may cut UN funding

Bathsheba Crocker, a former State Department official under President Obama, said that Trump's reported budget cuts might hit North Africa and the Middle East especially hard, as they could imperil funding for starvation relief efforts in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Somalia.

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New Trump Executive Order Could Lead to a Smaller Education Department

The executive order, entitled "Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch", is part of President Trump's ongoing effort to streamline government operations and regulations. Those proposals are due to the White House within 180 days, according to the executive order. "We will then work with Congress to implement these recommendations", he added.

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Judge Napolitano: Obama Used British Intel Organization to Spy on Trump

He said: "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command". Trump's assertions have put his administration in a bind. Trump tweeted on March 4 that Obama had tapped his phones at Trump Tower during the election. A spokesperson for the DOJ said the agency needs more time "to review the request in compliance with the governing legal authorities and to determine what if any responsive documents may exist".


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