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Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

Medicaid Work Requirements States

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr.,...


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He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not. “Occasionally, people will cause some damage to...


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Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small...


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An Army vet found a scalpel in his gut 4 years after VA hospital surgery

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Glenford Turner had a dizzy spell in March of last year, he went to the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, to see what was wrong. Doctors ordered an MRI of the 61-year old Army veteran’s head. But the real answer, it turned out, was in his gut....


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13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The front yard of the house in the quiet neighborhood in Perris, California, was often overgrown with weeds nearly six feet tall. There were no toys, no bicycles in the front yard, neighbors said. More than a dozen children supposedly lived inside the home, but they...


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German linguists: 'Alternative facts' the non-word of 2017

BERLIN (AP) — German linguists have declared the phrase “alternative facts,” popularized by White House aide Kellyanne Conway, the non-word of 2017. Conway used the phrase last year when asked why President Donald Trump’s then-Press Secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of the...


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Too old for DACA, a Michigan father is deported after three decades in the US

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. With two immigration agents hovering nearby, Jorge Garcia pulled his family close for one final hug by security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. His wife and 15-year-old daughter sobbed in his arms. His 12-year-old son stood stoically. Garcia was silent. Soon...


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North Korea calls Trump a 'lunatic' and a 'loser' in response to nuclear button tweet

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. North Korea’s official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s controversial “nuclear button tweet,” describing it as the “the spasm of a lunatic,” according to AP. “The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental state of a loser...


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Orange is the new blue: Why India wants to color-code its passports

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NEW DELHI - In India, the rich and poor inhabit vastly different worlds. Now, many fear, new government rules will deepen that divide with different-colored passports. On Friday, India’s Foreign Ministry issued new rules saying that citizens who require emigration...


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DuVernay, 'black-ish,' 'Power' win at NAACP Image Awards

49th Annual NAACP Image Awards - Show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...


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