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Senate conservatives: Ease Obama health care law protections
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Conservative senators are pushing to diminish insurance coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law as Senate Republicans try fashioning legislation overhauling the nation's health care system. Conservative senators are also talking about curbing health care tax credits Republicans want and slowing the growth of the Medicaid program for poo ...>>
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US nuclear site's collapsed tunnel may have gone unnoticed
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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(AP) The large sinkhole that caved in a tunnel filled with radioactive waste at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste repository may have gone unnoticed for days before its discovery because workers do not patrol tunnel sites daily, a spokesman for the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday. The sinkhole was found Tuesday, prompting an emergency at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation with evac ...>>
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Ukraine soldiers bombarded by 'pinpoint propaganda' texts
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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The threats and disinformation represent a new form of information warfare, the 21st-century equivalent of dropping leaflets on the battlefield. The Associated Press has found that the messages are almost certainly being sent through cell site simulators, surveillance tools long used by U.S. law enforcement to track suspects' cellphones. In 2015, Ukrainian soldiers defending the railroad to ...>>
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Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies. The document noted the importance of reducing soot and methane emissions and said climate change is the most serious threat to Arctic biodiversity. The U.S. highlighted three areas du ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 12-5-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Pre-existing conditions and the health plan: Who's covered?
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. The bill proposes setting aside an additional $8 billion over five years to help states cover those who may be subject to higher insurance rates because they've had a lapse in coverage. ...>>
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Joyful House Republicans vote to repeal reviled 'Obamacare'
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Delivering at last, triumphant House Republicans voted Thursday to repeal and replace the "Obamacare" health plan they have reviled for so long, overcoming united Democratic opposition and their own deep divisions to hand a major win to President Donald Trump. Democrats countered that the GOP bill would have the opposite effect from what Trump predicted, pointing to estimates it ...>>
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APNewsBreak: US plan to improve firefighter shelters falters
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) Crews who battle wildfires will have to wait at least another year before getting better fire shelters than those that failed to save 19 firefighters trapped by flames in Arizona four years ago, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. "The reason there isn't (a new shelter) is because there were no great options to choose from," said Tony Petrilli, fire shelter pr ...>>
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Florida's building boom threatens wildlife-rich lagoon
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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The culprits: farm runoff and a huge influx of people that has sent lawn fertilizer and other pollutants into the lagoon, which runs 156 miles along Florida's Atlantic Coast, almost to Palm Beach, and includes the Cape Canaveral area. The lagoon's woes threaten the region's $2.5 billion recreation, fishing and tourism economy, alarming kayak tour operators, charter boat captains, r ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 5-5-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
House GOP leaders scrounge for votes to exhume health bill
Technology
Published in 28-4-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they'd need to fully rouse the measure back to life. Centrist Republicans were the primary target of the lobbying, a day after the conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support for a revised ve ...>>
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House GOP leaders scrounge for votes to exhume health bill
Technology
Published in 28-4-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The White House and Republican leaders worked Thursday to wring votes out of resistant moderate GOP lawmakers for the House health care bill, but remained shy of the support they'd need to fully rouse the measure back to life. Centrist Republicans were the primary target of the lobbying, a day after the conservative House Freedom Caucus announced its support for a revised ve ...>>
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Microsoft's fiscal 3Q revenue falls short of expectations
Technology
Published in 28-4-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Microsoft's cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading. Businesses and government agencies are increasingly turning to such "cloud computing" services, which is helping Microsoft move on from its old software business.
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Microsoft's fiscal 3Q revenue falls short of expectations
Technology
Published in 28-4-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Microsoft's cloud business propelled its fiscal third-quarter earnings above Wall Street's expectations, but revenue fell short, sending the software maker's stock lower in after-hours trading. Businesses and government agencies are increasingly turning to such "cloud computing" services, which is helping Microsoft move on from its old software business.
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5 reasons Amazon is experimenting with physical stores
Technology
Published in 28-4-2017
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Amazon has been dabbling in physical retail since 2015, during which time it's opened a half-dozen bookstores that double as gadget emporia, a score of campus bookstores that don't sell books and a convenience store without cashiers. Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter says physical bookstores are good places to win Kindle converts, as "the only people who don't have Kindles ...>>
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