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With every revelation in the Trump-Russia controversy it's becoming clear that the most important moment in Donald Trump's transition involved the man he seems to detest the most. [Source]

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Trump's FCC repeals Obama-era net neutrality regulations intended to keep the web open and fair

The FCC will vote on whether to repeal net neutrality comes amid mounting protests from tech companies, consumer advocacy groups and even some Republicans in Congress.

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BRIEF-Sberbank CFO says previous talks with Alibaba finished, now talking with everyone

* LONDON: RUSSIA'S SBERBANK CFO SAYS TALKS WITH ALIBABA HAVE FINISHED IN THE PREVIOUS FORMAT, YANDEX DEAL SIGNED

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Obamacare sign-ups rise but overall enrollment set to fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment, the government said on Wednesday, but it did not appear to be enough to grow the program.

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Obamacare sign-ups rise to 1 million as pace picks up before deadline

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of consumers who signed up for 2018 Obamacare health insurance next year surpassed the 1 million mark in the second-to-last week of enrollment on the federally-run HealthCare.gov website, picking up the pace ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.

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Obamacare sign-ups gain steam as 2018 deadline nears

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 1.07 million consumers selected 2018 Obamacare individual insurance plans on the HealthCare.gov website during the week ended Dec. 9, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday, indicating a pick up in the pace of enrollment as the Dec. 15 deadline nears.

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USA Today bashes Trump as 'not fit to clean the toilets' in Obama's presidential library

USA Today isn't known for its blistering op-eds. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.

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Republicans propose to delay, pause Obamacare taxes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans proposed on Tuesday to delay or suspend several taxes under former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, including a tax on medical devices and the so-called "Cadillac" tax on generous health insurance plans.

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New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards

A House rewrite of the law governing higher education would dismantle several regulations imposed by the Obama administration to control for-profit colleges.

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Why You Need the Flu Shot Every Year

You probably know you need a flu shot every flu season, but here’s why — and why it’s so important.

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About New York: In a Bombing’s Aftermath, Doubling Down on the Everyday

After a man in a homemade suicide vest blew himself up near Times Square, New Yorkers kept their fears at bay and the subway turnstiles spinning.

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Sanders slams media mistakes

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defends President Donald Trump's attacks against the media, saying there's a difference between journalists making "honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people."

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Obama tells Alabama voters to reject Moore

Former President Barack Obama is adding his voice to the Alabama Senate race, imploring voters to go to the polls Tuesday to reject the candidacy of Roy Moore as part of an aggressive effort by Democrats to try and counter President Donald Trump's full-throated endorsement of the controversial Republican candidate.

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Moore's path toward the Senate paved with controversy

On Tuesday, Alabamans will finally decide who is going to be their next US senator.

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Two kids injured every day by window blinds

Nearly one child dies every month and about two are injured every day in window blind-related incidents, according to a new study.

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Shopping for someone who has everything?

There always seem to be a few people on your holiday gift list who already have it all. So much so that it doesn't matter if you're eyeing the latest iPhone X or some everyday cookware essentials -- they've already got them. It makes finding the perfect gift a real challenge.

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On Campus: The Importance of Dumb Mistakes in College

Students deserve the chance to try out ideas without incurring the wrath of the entire internet.

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Opinion: Obama is right, US democracy is fragile

Former President Barack Obama was right to speak out Thursday at the Economic Club of Chicago to warn Americans about the fragility of our democracy. Signs abound that our freedoms are under siege, not only from foreign enemies such as Vladimir Putin but also from forces inside our country, starting with the radicalized elements of the Republican Party.

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The dark side of Obamacare coverage

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Op-Ed Contributor: An Everyman — Just Not Ours

Understanding France’s ardor for Johnny Hallyday does not come easily to Americans.

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Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning

Former President Barack Obama referenced Nazi Germany while cautioning voters to "tend to this garden of democracy" during an event at the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politics

Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany.

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Figure skating: American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled program including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favorite Shoma Uno by half a point.

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This cargo ship is banned from every single port in the world

The United Nations brought down the hammer and that was it for the Hao Fan 6.

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Nearly Every Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Disagrees With Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

All but two of the 11 former envoys said the decision — a departure from seven decades of U.S. policy — was foolish and even dangerous.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump Is Making a Huge Mistake on Jerusalem

It’s not too late to reverse it.

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Obamacare insurance options dwindle for neediest U.S. patients

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Josh Brookhart has four health insurers to choose from in Seattle's King County for 2018, more than many Americans like him who buy coverage on the Obamacare individual market.

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Doug Jones seeks Obama-level black turnout in Alabama Senate race

Doug Jones' bid to become the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Alabama in 25 years could hinge on whether he convinces African-Americans -- the party's only reliable voting bloc in the deep-red state -- to turn out in huge numbers.

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UPDATE 2-Sign-ups pick up in week 5 of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment -U.S.

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of participants appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.

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Sign-ups pick up in week five of 2018 Obamacare open enrollment - U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of people signing up for 2018 Obamacare plans picked up significantly during the fifth week of open enrollment, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday, but the number of people signed up for such plans appears to be falling short of last year's numbers with just over a week of enrollment left.

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Trump's first year in office marked by controversy, protests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump took office, his presidency started generating controversy.

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Trump, Obama dominate Twitter year, but chicken nuggets prevail

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump continued to dominate Twitter in 2017 even though former President Barack Obama's tweets were more liked and both were blown away by one man's quest for free chicken nuggets.

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Obama has 3 of the most retweeted tweets

The most retweeted tweets of 2017 feature a lot of politics, some calls to help hurricane victims in Houston, and one infamous tweet about chicken nuggets. Former President Barack Obama has the most tweets among the top 10 most RTed, with three, while none of President Donald Trump's tweets made the cut.

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Obama tried to save Trump from a colossal mistake

With every revelation in the Trump-Russia controversy it's becoming clear that the most important moment in Donald Trump's transition involved the man he seems to detest the most.

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Trump to shrink Obama-established monuments

President Donald Trump is expected to announce the fate of two Utah national monuments established by President Barack Obama. CNN's Bill Weir reports.

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Hospital fires doctors who mistakenly declared newborn dead

An Indian hospital has fired two doctors for mistakenly declaring a newborn baby boy dead.

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McMaster: Potential for war with North Korea 'increasing every day'

White House national security adviser HR McMaster said Saturday that North Korea represents "the greatest immediate threat to the United States" and that the potential for war with the communist nation is growing each day.

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U.S. Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans' biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance.

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Obama laments lack of U.S. climate leadership in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama lamented the lack of U.S. leadership in the fight against climate change during a visit to Paris on Saturday, in a veiled rebuke of his Republican successor's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

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Doctor mistakenly declares newborn dead in India

A newborn in India was declared dead by a doctor, but hours later his family discovered he was breathing while they were en route to his funeral.

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Senate tax bill accomplishes major Obamacare repeal goal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sweeping tax overhaul that passed the U.S. Senate on Saturday contains the Republicans' biggest blow yet to former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, repealing the requirement that all Americans obtain health insurance.

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Senate may strengthen Obamacare

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Turkey hopes gold trader Zarrab will 'turn back from mistake', PM says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday he hoped a gold trader cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the trial of a Turkish banker will "turn back from his mistake", saying the Iran sanctions-related case targeted Turkey and its economy.

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Without Obamacare Mandate, ‘You Open the Floodgates’ for Skimpy Health Plans

The Republican effort to undo the requirement that people get insured would unleash sales of cheaper policies offering little coverage.

Income Inequality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: What if Everyone Benefitted When Stocks Soared?

Right now, investment returns go to the few. Here’s how everyone could have a fair share.

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Art Review: Rodin From Every Angle: A Cornucopia of Shows for the Holidays

Rodin celebrations in New York and Philadelphia include a bold new view of his work through the eyes and hands of Anselm Kiefer.

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The guy who took down Trump's Twitter account says it was 'a mistake'

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Russia's Lavrov: little difference between policies of Trump and Obama - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The actions of U.S. President Donald Trump's team are similar to the policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview, state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

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Obama joins Kimmel during charity late-night special

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel welcomed "currently unemployed" former President Barack Obama to his fund-raising special on Tuesday night.

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Obama and Kimmel team up to fight AIDS

Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's fundraising special to encourage his viewers to fight against AIDS.

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Trump is betting everything in the Middle East on the Saudi Crown Prince

Donald J. Trump is not abiding by a central tenet of international diplomacy -- choose your friends wisely, particularly in the Middle East.

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Sign-up pace much slower in week 4 of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The pace of people signing up for individual insurance under Obamacare slowed significantly during the fourth week of 2018 enrollment, as nearly 37 percent fewer people signed up for the health care plans than in the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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Report: Trump still questions Obama's birth certificate

President Donald Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of former President Barack Obama's birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported, citing advisers who discussed Trump's statements.

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E.P.A. Heads to Coal Country to Hear Views on an Obama Climate Rule

The public hearing in West Virginia was a required step before undoing the Clean Power Plan. One expert said the venue “does not denote a keen interest in alternative views.”

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Obama to meet with China's Xi on 3-country trip

Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.

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Last year, she invited him to Thanksgiving by mistake. This year he came on his own

When Wanda Dench sat down to Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family this year at her home in Mesa, Arizona, all of the guests were invited on purpose.

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Irish PM 'doing everything he can' to avoid election: spokesman

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar "is doing everything he can" to avoid a snap general election, his spokesman said, but the crisis that has brought his minority government to the brink showed no obvious sign of resolution on Sunday.

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Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office.

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Cat Hair Links Woman to Bombs Mailed to Obama and Texas Governor, Officials Say

The woman, Julia Poff, also sent an explosive device to the Social Security Administration, prosecutors say. Gov. Greg Abbott opened the package but it did not detonate.

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Woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama and Texas governor

The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair.

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Houston-area woman charged with mailing explosives to Obama, Texas governor

(Reuters) - A Houston-area woman has been charged with mailing booby-trapped packages designed to explode to former U.S. President Barack Obama, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and a federal office in Maryland.

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It changes everything from art to space

A UK company has created a substance that can absorb 99.9% of all light, and it's changing everything from art to space exploration.  

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Sign-up pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare enrollment

(Reuters) - The pace slowed in the third week of enrollment for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance as nearly 800,000 people signed up through the federal government website HealthCare.gov, down about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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Pace slows in third week of 2018 Obamacare sign-ups: U.S.

(Reuters) - Nearly 800,000 people signed up for 2018 Obamacare individual insurance in the 39 states that use the federal government website HealthCare.gov during the third week of 2018 enrollment, a decline of about 75,000 people from the previous week, a U.S. government agency reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday to scrap landmark 2015 rules intended to ensure a free and open internet, moving to give broadband service providers sweeping power over what content consumers can access.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. FCC chief plans to dump Obama-era 'net neutrality' policy

* Google, Facebook, Amazon had urged FCC to keep the rules (Adds comment from FCC's Rosenworcel, AT&T, Comcast, New York attorney general)

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Trump makes Obama joke during turkey pardon

During the White House tradition of the annual turkey pardon, President Trump jokes that the previous turkey pardon by Former President Barack Obama is one executive action he cannot overturn.

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Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.

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Analysis: This President wants you to give thanks every day

President Donald Trump has shown an incessant craving for praise during his first 10 months in office.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Every Other Terrible Thing About Roy Moore

Well, not every thing, but his ideas are no better than his behavior.

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Obama 'Hope' poster creator reflects on politics in the age of Trump

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Opinion: The newspaper ad that changed everything

In March 1960, The New York Times published a paid ad from a group supporting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., setting off a chain of events that would change the role of the press in America and help shape our public discourse for decades.

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Former Obama administration official in bid for The Weinstein Co

(Reuters) - Maria Contreras-Sweet, the former head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), has submitted an offer to acquire the Weinstein Co, a spokeswoman for the U.S. film and TV studio said on Sunday.

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Make Obamacare better with Medicare-X

Many Americans struggle to manage the demands of work, family, and wellbeing in their busy lives. They expect us, as US senators, to carry their voices to Washington and craft legislation that is responsive to their concerns.

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Obamacare mandate in U.S. Senate tax plan not bargaining chip: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the repeal of the Obamacare individual healthcare mandate was not a bargaining chip in negotiations over the Senate tax legislation.

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White House OK with removing Obamacare mandate repeal from Senate tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump would not object to removing a provision in a Senate Republican tax plan that would repeal the Obamacare mandate if it "becomes an impediment," White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday.

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As Mexico Builds Green Airport of the Future, Age-Old Mistakes Loom

An enormous new airport outside Mexico’s capital will be a “global reference” for sustainability, the government vows. Others worry environmental errors of the past are being repeated.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

The current furor surrounding the Senate candidate has played out like a concentrated version of his battle-filled career.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

Voter Registration and Requirements nytimes.com

Editorial: Virginia Makes Every Voter Count

Its governor restored the rights of thousands of disenfranchised felons to go to the polls, something all states should do.

Taxation nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

Ordinary families would be big losers, and even C.E.O.s aren’t showing much love.

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Democrats on the defensive following Franken revelations

Democrats and allied liberal groups are on the defensive -- and cautiously weighing their next steps -- amid revelations of sexual harassment and assault by Minnesota Sen. Al Franken.

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Senate Republicans add Obamacare gamble to tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of changing their tax-cut plan into an attack on Obamacare and skewing it even more toward corporations and the wealthy on Wednesday as tensions rose in the congressional tax debate.

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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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Senate Finance chairman revises tax plan to end Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee proposed major changes to a Republican tax reform plan, adding a repeal of Obamacare's health insurance mandate and making corporate tax cuts permanent while ending individual cuts in 2025.

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What repealing Obamacare's individual mandate means

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Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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By combining Obamacare with taxes, GOP goes for it all

Despite nearly a year's worth of heartache, Republicans can't quit trying to repeal Obamacare.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Public Health: Obamacare’s Insurance Mandate Is Unpopular. So Why Not Just Get Rid of It?

There’s a reason Democrats put the provision in the bill. Eliminating it would reduce insurance coverage and drive up premiums. How much is up for debate.

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Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of key Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday linked repealing a key component of Obamacare to their ambitious tax-cut plan, raising new political risks and uncertainties for the tax measure that financial markets have been monitoring closely for months.

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Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans said on Tuesday their tax-cut plan likely will be amended to include a repeal of an Obamacare rule disliked by conservatives that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

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U.S. Senate Republicans tie tax plan to repeal of Obamacare mandate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans said on Tuesday their tax-cut plan likely will be amended to include a repeal of an Obamacare rule disliked by conservatives that requires Americans to have health insurance coverage or pay a penalty.

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Senate tax bill to include repeal of Obamacare individual mandate

Republican senators will include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in the revised version of the chamber's tax overhaul to be released by the Senate finance committee Tuesday afternoon, according to two GOP aides. The committee's Republicans were unanimous in their support for adding the repeal.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senate Considers Ending Obamacare Mandate in Revised Tax Plan

Republican senators are mulling whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate when their tax proposal is revised later on Tuesday.

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Australia 'brings a smile' with Ferry McFerryface, but not everyone gets the joke

SYDNEY (Reuters) - In the grand tradition of Britain's Boaty McBoatface, Australian authorities are christening one of the ferries crossing Sydney's world famous harbour Ferry McFerryface, but some...

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Again Wades Into Tax Debate, Suggesting Repeal of Obamacare Mandate

President Trump took to Twitter to suggest that Republicans cut taxes even further by repealing the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most people have health insurance.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

A Thanksgiving Casserole for Everyone at the Table

Wild rice, white beans, mushrooms and spinach make for an adaptable, festive dish for the holiday and beyond.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Revenge of the Obama Coalition

The resistance is transforming local politics. But it probably won’t stop there.

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Anita Hill: 'Every woman's voice has value'

Women and men from all walks of life discussed their experiences with sexual harassment and how to stop it at CNN's Tipping Point town hall.

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Everybody hurts: Seahawks outlast Cardinals

(The Sports Xchange) - If last year's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks at the University of Phoenix Stadium was a war of wills during a grueling 6-6 overtime tie, then the 22-16 victory by the Seahawks on Thursday can only be described as a battle of attrition and undisciplined play.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Pete Souza Photographed the Obama Presidency. Now He Helps People Remember It.

Mr. Souza’s photo retrospectives, often laced with tongue-in-cheek captions and commentary, began during President Trump’s first week in the White House.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

With Obamacare Fight Lost, Conservatives Turn to Veterans’ Care

A conservative veterans group, founded and funded by the Koch brothers, is fighting to allow private health care to compete with Veterans Affairs hospitals.

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U.S. proposes to reverse Obama rules on heavy duty vehicle 'gliders'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed to undo pollution rules on remanufactured heavy duty vehicles known as "gliders," which environmentalists say generate as much as 40 times the pollution of modern engines.

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Obamacare signups at brisk pace

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Senate plan delays corporate tax cut, won't repeal Obamacare mandate: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans' version of a tax cut bill will delay corporate rate cuts by one year to take effect in 2019, and will not include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate, Republican Senate Finance Committee member Bill Cassidy said.

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Consumers sign up for Obamacare 2018 individual plans despite uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer sign-ups for Obamacare individual insurance plans were more than 600,000 during the first week of enrollment for 2018, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday, a positive sign for insurers who take part in the healthcare program that Republicans are trying to undo.

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Senate Republicans may repeal Obamacare's mandate in tax bill: Cornyn

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans may include a repeal of Obamacare's individual mandate in their version of the party's tax cut plan, Republican Senator John Cornyn said on Thursday, adding that the bill should be on the chamber floor the last week of November.

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U.S. says 601,462 people signed up for Obamacare plans in week one

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website HealthCare.gov during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday.

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Amid Trump cuts, Uber kicks off campaign to enroll drivers in Obamacare

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicize Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health program by 90 percent.

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Rising Obamacare costs frighten some early retirees

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Barack Obama Reports for Jury Duty and Signs Autographs

The former president showed up to a courthouse to fulfill his civic duty, and Chicago stopped and stared.

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Potential juror: Obama has soft hands

Former President Obama reports for jury duty and the verdict is ... "soft hands." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

‘Tell Your Story to Everyone’: Readers Affected by Mass Killings Offer Advice for Fellow Survivors

In the painful aftermath of the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Tex., we asked readers affected by similar attacks to share their experiences.

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Obamacare's good Election Day showing

Obamacare had a very good night on Tuesday after having a really rough year.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Loose Ends: More ‘Everyday Objects’ From Tiffany

The luxury company is selling a ball of yarn for $9,000. Herewith, some other products they might soon unveil.

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This photo says everything about Trump's first year

Exactly 365 days ago, Donald Trump shocked the world by beating Hillary Clinton and winning the White House.

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Obama to report for jury duty

Former President Barack Obama is expected to report for jury duty in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

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Obama congratulates Democrats on election sweep

Former President Barack Obama was among the Democrats celebrating their party's electoral wins Tuesday night, congratulating Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy.

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Newly elected NJ governor reacts to Obama's tweet

Former President Barack Obama was among the Democrats celebrating their party's electoral wins, congratulating Ralph Northam and Phil Murphy.

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CBO revises deficit estimate from Obamacare individual mandate repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday said that repealing the individual mandate for health insurance would reduce the federal budget deficit less than first forecast as it readied a revised analysis of a policy shift favored by Republicans.

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Humana CFO: health insurance tax, Obamacare exit to weigh on 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Humana Inc Chief Financial Officer Brian Kane said on Wednesday that the company's 2018 earnings will be hurt by 30 cents per share because of the return of an industry-wide health insurance fee and costs related to exiting the Obamacare individual business.

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The day that changed everything: Election 2016, as it happened

It was supposed to be the coda to a long, brutal presidential campaign. The onset of a new era in American politics.

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Voters in Maine approve expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare

(Reuters) - Voters in Maine on Tuesday approved a ballot initiative to expand the state's Medicaid program under Obamacare, sending a clear signal of support for the federal healthcare law to lawmakers in the state and Washington D.C.

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Insurers step up pitch for Obamacare as government slashes its effort

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's 90 percent cut to Obamacare advertising has U.S. health insurers in many states digging deeper into their pockets to get the word out about 2018 enrollment, which opened last week.

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RPT-Insurers step up pitch for Obamacare as government slashes its effort

NEW YORK, Nov 6 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's 90 percent cut to Obamacare advertising has U.S. health insurers in many states digging deeper into their pockets to get the word out about 2018 enrollment, which opened last week.

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‘We Are Everywhere’: How Ethiopia Became a Land of Prying Eyes

The governing party in this East African nation has a network of millions of loyalists and informers to watch each village and every neighborhood. Meet one of them, a farmer and enforcer.

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Ryan says Obamacare mandate repeal on table in tax debate: Fox News Sunday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House speaker Paul Ryan said his colleagues might use the tax overhaul currently under consideration to repeal the Affordable Care Act provision that mandates individuals buy health insurance.

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He is set to begin a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from political controversy at home

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

Opinion: Everything Is Bad. Blame the Tax Code.

At the root of our political dysfunction is America’s long love-hate relationship with loopholes.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

Editorial: Obamacare vs. the Saboteurs

Most Americans want the administration to switch sides and start working to improve health care law.

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After organizers fix their mistake, CMAs will be a night to remember

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Trump urges adding anti-Obamacare provision to tax bill: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing Republicans to change their tax-cut bill to include a repeal of the Obamacare mandate that requires individuals to buy health insurance or pay a fine, the House of Representative's top tax lawmaker said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Google says mistakenly blocked access to some users’ files on Oct. 31

* Google says on Oct. 31, it mistakenly blocked access to some users’ files, including Google docs - blog

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Michelle Obama: You don't tweet every thought

Former first lady Michelle Obama discussed the use of social media at the Obama Foundation's inaugural youth leadership summit in Chicago.

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Former President Obama urges patience in push for grassroots change

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday resurrected his campaign slogan of hope and change as he closed his foundation's first summit launching his post-presidency initiative to foster young civic leaders.

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Michelle Obama to young people: Never tweet (sort of)

Ten months removed from the White House, former first lady Michelle Obama took a subtle swipe at her old home's current occupant without even using his name. She didn't need to.

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Cash-starved Sears putting everything on sale

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Obamacare 2018 enrollment clouded by uncertainty under Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Americans begin signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans on Wednesday, experts expect reduced participation as a bitter political debate clouds the program's future.

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Obama: No more selfies with me

Former US President Barack Obama made a joke about his birthplace and talked about the state of civic culture, in a speech at the Obama Foundation's first global summit.

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Obamacare 2018 enrollment clouded by uncertainty under Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Americans begin signing up for Obamacare health insurance plans on Wednesday, experts expect reduced participation as a bitter political debate clouds the program's future.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Feature: A Post-Obama Democratic Party in Search of Itself

The 44th president left office as one of the most popular in American history. He also left behind a party struggling to find an identity — and to reconnect with voters in time for the 2018 elections.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

What Colleges Want in an Applicant (Everything)

The admissions process is a maddening mishmash of competing objectives, and an attempt to measure the unmeasurable: you. No, it isn’t fair, and likely never will be.

Terrorism nytimes.com

A Mangled School Bus, Bodies Everywhere; ‘It Was Surreal’

A Home Depot truck ramming bicyclists. The driver emerging with weapons drawn. For those who saw the attack, it was as confusing as it was gruesome.

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Obama seeks to spark U.S. civic activism with Chicago event

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that at a time of political divisiveness, more civic activism was needed to solve community problems across the United States.

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Former President Obama seeks to build U.S. civic engagement at summit

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that at a time of political divisiveness, more civic activism was needed to solve community problems across the nation.

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Controversy over plan to name train after Anne Frank

Plans to name a high-speed train on Germany's national railway after Holocaust victim Anne Frank have come under fire because the Nazis used trains to transport Jews to concentration camps during World War II.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

As Open Enrollment for Obamacare Begins, Confusion Reigns

The Affordable Care Act’s fifth open enrollment season starts Wednesday, but after months of attacks in Washington, many consumers are confused about the law.

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Aetna beats profit estimates as Obamacare losses shrink

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc, which is said to be in talks to be bought by CVS Health, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as it kept its costs in control and cut losses in its pared down Obamacare business.

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UPDATE 2-Aetna beats profit estimates as Obamacare losses shrink

Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc, which is said to be in talks to be bought by CVS Health, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as it kept its costs in control and cut losses in its pared down Obamacare business.

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Most Obamacare enrollees could pay less next year

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UPDATE 1-Aetna beats profit estimates on lower Obamacare losses

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Aetna Inc cut losses in its Obamacare business in the third quarter, helping the U.S. health insurer post a higher-than-expected profit and raise its full-year earnings forecast.

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Obamacare benchmark premiums up 37 percent in 2018 after subsidy cut-off

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The average monthly premium for benchmark Obamacare insurance plans will surge around 37 percent in 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday, fueled by the Trump administration's suspension of billions of dollars in subsidy payments to health insurers.

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Obamacare benchmark premiums up 37 pct in 2018 after subsidy cut-off

NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) - The average monthly premium for benchmark Obamacare insurance plans will surge around 37 percent in 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Monday, fueled by the Trump administration's suspension of billions of dollars in subsidy payments to health insurers.

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Premiums for popular Obamacare plans to soar in 2018

Premiums for the benchmark silver Obamacare plan willre soar 37%, on average, for 2018, according to federal data released Monday.

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Motor racing: Verstappen wins big after week of controversy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Max Verstappen might have cause to thank the Formula One stewards, even if only as a backhanded compliment, for giving him plenty to get stirred up about ahead of Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix.

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Not everyone wants Catalan independence

Anti-independence protesters gathered in the Catalan capital of Barcelona on Sunday after Madrid took unprecedented measures to quash the region's bid to split from Spain.

Blacks nytimes.com

Opinion: The Perfect Woman to Paint Michelle Obama

Portraits of black people don’t need to be confrontational or symbolic.

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Barack Obama called for jury duty in Illinois

Barack Obama has fulfilled his civic duty as president. Now comes another role as a citizen: jury duty.

Economic Conditions and Trends nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia Is Open for Business, but Not Everybody’s Buying

At an investment summit this week, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince unrolled ambitious urban-building plans. Whether foreign companies and investors will join is uncertain.

Traffic Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

‘Everyone Lost Something’

Three years after a horrific bus crash, victims are still dealing with grave injuries, emotional scars — and an underinsured bus company.

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Floods could strike NYC every five years, study says

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Even with Obamacare, childhood cancer survivors may face high costs

(Reuters Health) - Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped more childhood cancer survivors obtain health insurance, these patients may still face higher out-of-pocket costs than other people, a recent study suggests.

Obesity nytimes.com

‘Fat but Fit’? The Controversy Continues

Even when overweight people are healthy, they are still more likely to develop heart disease than their peers who aren’t overweight, a new study reports.

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Trump's aim to kill Obamacare hurts middle class

Dave McDonald is no fan of Obamacare.

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Americans want to see a bipartisan fix for Obamacare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Republican and Democratic lawmakers clash over the future of Obamacare, Americans largely are eager for a bipartisan solution to its shortcomings, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Thursday.

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'Sniper' photos capture everyday life in North Korea

Taking photos of everyday North Korea is often considered a risky endeavor, if not tantamount to espionage. But for British filmmaker Matt Hulse, all it required was a cheap Chinese phone, a clip-on lens and a room with a view.

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UPDATE 4-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president's policies in court.

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Judge rejects bid by 18 states to revive Obamacare subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president's policies in court.

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UPDATE 3-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, handing Trump a victory against Democratic attorneys general who have regularly challenged the president's policies in court.

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Judge rejects request to force Obamacare subsidy payments

A federal judge in California denied a request to force the Trump administration to continue to make cost sharing subsidy payments aimed at helping lower income individuals afford health care costs under Obamacare.

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Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, rejecting a request by Democratic attorneys general from 18 U.S. states.

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UPDATE 1-Judge rejects bid by 18 U.S. states to revive Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in California on Wednesday refused to block President Donald Trump's decision to end subsidy payments to health insurers under Obamacare, rejecting a request by Democratic attorneys general from 18 U.S. states.

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Judge gives research firm in Trump-Russia probe more time to answer subpoena

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has given Fusion GPS, the research firm that hired a former British spy to investigate Donald Trump during the 2016 election campaign, until Thursday to reach an agreement with Congress over a subpoena for the firm's bank records.

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CBO: Obamacare stabilization bill would reduce deficit

The bipartisan Senate Obamacare stabilization bill would reduce the deficit by $3.8 billion over the next decade and would not substantially change the number of people with health insurance, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday.

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Bipartisan Obamacare fix would cut U.S. deficit: nonpartisan analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan Senate proposal to shore up Obamacare insurance marketplaces would cut the U.S. deficit by $3.8 billion over the next decade and would not substantially change the number of Americans with health insurance, a nonpartisan arm of Congress said on Wednesday.

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Bipartisan Obamacare fix would reduce federal deficit: government agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate bipartisan proposal that would provide a short-term fix to Obamacare would reduce the federal deficit by $3.8 billion over the next decade, a nonpartisan government agency estimated on Wednesday.

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Justice Department weighs changes to Obama-era financial task force

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is weighing whether a financial enforcement task force created during the Obama administration in the wake of the housing crisis is still relevant, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Wednesday.

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U.S. insurer Anthem says Obamacare business improving; stock jumps

(Reuters) - Anthem Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings as its Obamacare individual insurance business broke even and forecast a slight 2018 profit for the government plans despite uncertainty about the market's future.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. insurer Anthem says Obamacare business improving; stock jumps

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Anthem Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings as its Obamacare individual insurance business broke even and forecast a slight 2018 profit for the government plans despite uncertainty about the market's future.

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Obama discriminated against coal, nuclear: U.S. energy secretary

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - The United States discriminated against the nuclear and coal industries under the administration of former President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said on Wednesday.

Art nytimes.com

Everyday Horrors: Art in the Age of Terror

An exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum shows how the events of Sept. 11 brought the horrors of conflict into daily life.

Communist Party of China nytimes.com

China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’: Behind Xi Jinping’s Many Titles

Mr. Xi has used a bureaucrat’s savvy to cement his control, inventing titles and institutions.

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Why GOP lawmakers have questions about Obama-era uranium deal

House Republicans announced a probe into the circumstances surrounding the sale of a uranium mining company to Russia's Atomic Energy Agency, Rosatam, that was approved by the Obama administration in 2010. The deal had to be approved by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a committee that is composed of representatives from several US government agencies, including the State Department, which at the time was led by Secretary Hillary Clinton. 

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Trump asked about reversing Obama to change Denali back to Mount McKinley

President Donald Trump, during a meeting earlier this year with Alaska's two Republican senators, asked about reversing a decision made by the Obama administration and renaming the nation's largest mountain, according to Sen. Dan Sullivan.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Courting Democratic Ire, Republicans Open New Obama-Era Inquiries

The House Judiciary, Intelligence and Oversight Committees announced a pair of new investigations into Obama administration actions connected to Hillary Clinton.

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Everyone is looking for peace

Anthony Bourdain learns more about a changed Sri Lanka. Watch new episodes of 'Parts Unknown' Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN.

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Republican lawmakers propose more conservative Obamacare fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent Republican lawmakers from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on Tuesday proposed short-term measures to stabilize Obamacare health insurance markets that would compete with bipartisan legislation under discussion in the Senate.

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House Republicans investigating Obama-era uranium deal

House Republicans are launching an investigation into Russia and an Obama-era uranium deal, the intelligence committee's chairman announced Tuesday.

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House intel chair investigating Obama-era deal

Rep. Devin Nunes says that his committee and the House oversight committee are launching an investigation into Russia and an Obama-era uranium deal

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Centene warns on Obamacare subsidy cuts, shares dive

(Reuters) - Centene Corp said on Tuesday White House moves to cut off Obamacare subsidies would knock 7-12 cents per share off the health insurer's fourth-quarter earnings, sending its shares 5 percent lower.

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UPDATE 2-Centene tops profit estimates on strength in Obamacare business

* 3rd-qtr adj. EPS $1.35 vs. estimate $1.25 (Adds analyst comment, details on health benefits ratio)

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Bush cracks up Obama at hurricane relief concert

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Iowa pulls request to opt out of Obamacare requirements

(Reuters) - Iowa on Monday withdrew a request to waive some Obamacare rules to help shore up its struggling healthcare insurance market, marking a setback in efforts by Republican-governed states to sidestep requirements of the Obama-era law.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Iowa Withdraws Request to Leave Obamacare Market

The state wanted to offer lower premiums in exchange for higher deductibles in a far-reaching effort to circumvent the federal law’s requirements.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Trump Condolence Controversy

Read about how the other side thinks about the claims and counterclaims between President Trump and Representative Frederica Wilson.

Johnson, La David T (1992-2017) nytimes.com

The Sergeant Caught in a Trump Controversy

Sgt. La David Johnson and three other American soldiers were killed in an attack in Niger this month. President Trump’s condolence call with Mr. Johnson’s widow became a political issue.

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U.S. judge questions states seeking to restore Obamacare payments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday appeared skeptical toward a request from several states that want him to order the administration of Republican President Donald Trump to continue payments to health insurers under Obamacare.

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Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) - Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition's official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said.