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GOP legislators thwart bids to expand Medicaid
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Published in 2-1-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Governors across the political spectrum are hitting a roadblock in their bids to expand Medicaid with federal funds: While some of these governors themselves have criticized the president's health care law in general, they've come to see one component Medicaid expansion as too generous to reject. Partisan politics have driven states' Medicaid decisions ever sinc ...>>
In with the new: Snappy apps for 2015
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Published in 2-1-2015
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(At least the parts that include empty beaches, cappuccinos with perfect foam hearts and smiling babies in clean clothes.) Its simplicity is part of its appeal. Instead of sharing one-off photos, Storehouse lets users combine photos, videos and words to share anything from a detailed recipe, to travel memories or a first-person documentary on the Yakuza. Many people also are familiar with Uber&# ...>>
Earthquake off coast shakes Northern California
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Published in 2-1-2015
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An officer with the Ferndale City Police Department said some slight shaking was felt in the area early Thursday, but no damage or injuries were reported. The earthquake was about 250 miles northwest of the epicenter of a magnitude-6.0 temblor that caused extensive damage in Napa and the surrounding area on Aug. 24.
Testing anti-drinking drug with help of a fake bar
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Published in 2-1-2015
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"The goal is to create almost a real-world environment, but to control it very strictly," said lead researcher Dr. Lorenzo Leggio, who is testing how a hormone named ghrelin that sparks people's appetite for food also affects their desire for alcohol, and if blocking it helps. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute found the epilepsy drug gabapentin reduced relapses in drinkers who ...>>
US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses
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Published in 4-3-2014
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The lawsuit filed federal court in San Francisco alleges that that subsidiary of Sprint Corp. collected unallowable expenses from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and other government agencies while carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other electronic intercepts of its customers. Communication companies ordered by courts to intercept customers' communications are all ...>>
Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet-delivered TV
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Published in 4-3-2014
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The deal announced late Monday paves the way for Dish to offer live local broadcasts from ABC TV stations and programming from ABC Family, Disney Channel, ESPN and ESPN2 over mobile devices, set-top boxes and other means, similar to how Netflix's video streams are delivered today. Dish customers will also gain access for the first time to Disney's WatchESPN, Watch Disney, Watch ABC Fami ...>>
Alzheimer's buddy program pairs patients, students
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Published in 4-3-2014
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In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide. The two are part of a "buddy" program pairing doctors-to-be with dementia patients, pioneered at Northwestern University and adopted at a handful of other medical schools. Besides offering students a unique perspective on a ...>>
Former NAACP president moves to venture capital
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Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Just months after stepping down as head of the nation's largest civil rights organization, former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is changing his career from an East Coast political activist to a West Coast venture capitalist, a switch he hopes will help further his goal of growing opportunities for blacks and Latinos in the booming tech economy. The Northern California native and sel ...>>
Apple CFO to retire, successor named
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Published in 4-3-2014
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(AP) Apple's longtime Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire in September and he'll be replaced by the company's corporate controller. Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company knew Maestri would ultimately succeed Oppenheimer when it recruited him as corporate controller a year ago.


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