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A Search For New Ways To Pay For Drugs That Cost A Mint

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:01

Installment plans and refunds for treatments that don't work are two options getting more attention as ultra-expensive therapies become more common. The financial strains will only grow.

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House Republicans To Choose Leaders After Midterm Defeat

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:00

With Democrats winning control of the House in the midterm elections House GOP members and incoming freshmen will elect leaders to run a smaller more conservative conference in the next Congress.

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Yes, It's Almost Decision Time For 2020 Democratic Presidential Hopefuls

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:00

Dozens of Democrats are preparing to run for president in 2020. Advisers to some say that the Thanksgiving holiday next week begins a short window for potential candidates to make decisions.

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Trump Nominates Retired Gen. John Abizaid To Be Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 02:15

Abizaid, a former CENTCOM commander, is best known for overseeing the Iraq War. The president's pick highlights the importance placed on the military partnership between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

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LGBT Splinter Group From Migrant Caravan Is The 1st To Arrive In Tijuana

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 20:07

About 80 mostly LGBT migrants reached the border city south of San Diego on Sunday. They plan to seek political asylum as early as Thursday, arriving weeks ahead of thousands en route to the U.S.

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Latinos Increasingly Concerned About Their Place In U.S. Society, Survey Finds

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:19

A majority of Hispanics say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the country, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.

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U.S. Officials 'Harden' Border With Mexico To Prepare For Migrant Caravan

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 18:18

Several lanes of northbound traffic from Tijuana will be closed to install "port hardening infrastructure equipment." U.S. Customs and Border Protection says drivers should expect delays.

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2 Electric Utilities Reported Problems Minutes Before Deadly Wildfires Began

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:43

Both Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison had warned customers that the companies might need to shut off power because of heightened fire risks.

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U.K. And EU Finally Agree On Brexit Text But It's Already Getting Slammed

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:28

Negotiators for the U.K. and the European Union have a draft agreement laying out how the U.K. will leave the E.U. next March, but the agreement still needs to be ratified by both parties.

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Watch The Leonid Meteor Shower This Weekend

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 17:27

Hopefully you don't have anything planned between midnight Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday because with a clear calendar and clear skies you should be able to catch a glimpse of a few meteors.

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CNN Sues Trump Administration To Restore Jim Acosta's Press Credentials

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 15:58

The White House suspended the reporter's credentials following a contentious news conference last week during which President Trump called him a "rude, terrible person."

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U.K. Reaches Draft Brexit Deal With EU — But It May Be A Tough Sell

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:58

The British prime minister's office confirmed the deal Tuesday without offering further details. But that did not silence Theresa May's critics at home, many of whom have already expressed opposition.

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of acute flaccid myelitis and has confirmed 90 cases. One or more viruses is suspected, but CDC says the cause is unknown.

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There's No Copyrighting Taste, Rules EU Court In Dutch Cheese Case

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:16

Unlike literary or musical works, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, the taste of a food depends on who's tasting it.

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Do You Know Someone Missing As The Camp Fire Burns?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:34

Authorities estimate hundreds could still be missing in Northern California's Camp Fire. ​Are you searching for a friend or loved one, or do you know someone who is?

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Facing Defeat, Maine Republican Sues To Block State's Ranked-Choice Voting Law

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:15

Rep. Bruce Poliquin's lawsuit claims the state's ranked-choice voting law violates the U.S. Constitution because the candidate who gets the most votes may not ultimately be declared the winner.

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Janelle Monáe Is The 21st Century's Time Traveler

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 13:02

Monáe's work reminds us that we don't need to be tied to one vision of the future: We can create worlds that help us process current hierarchies and others that try to break out of those structures.

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China's Building Spree In Poor Nations: Does It Really Help The Local Economy?

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:16

There are a lot of state secrets when it comes to the billions of dollars worth of roads, hospitals and more. Satellite images of night lights may offer some insights into their value.

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Sri Lankan Supreme Court Blocks President's Bid To Dissolve Parliament

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:40

Controversy has roiled Sri Lanka since Maithripala Sirisena fired his prime minister and suspended Parliament. He also aims to replace lawmakers entirely — but Tuesday's ruling has stayed that plan.

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How Big Is Amazon? Its Many Businesses In One Chart

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 09:20

Amazon means shopping. But it also makes movies and smart locks, publishes books, operates stores, helps other companies deliver packages and run websites. How many Amazon brands will you recognize?

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