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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.,...


World

Rebel ex-policeman among dead in Venezuela shootout

Venezuela Political Crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in Venezuela confirmed Tuesday that a rebellious police officer who led a brazen helicopter attack in Caracas last year was among those killed in a violent shootout with security forces. Oscar Perez was among the seven who died fighting against police and...


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Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies arrived at the family’s Southern California home, a sheriff’s official said Tuesday. The deputies had been summoned by a 17-year-...


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Suspect shoots 4 officers in S Carolina, 1 critically hurt

Deputies Wounded South Carolina

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Four law enforcement officers, including three SWAT team members, were shot and wounded as they searched for a domestic violence suspect in South Carolina, authorities said Tuesday. One of them was in “very critical” condition, said York County Sheriff’s spokesman Trent Faris, who...


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Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

Doctor-Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children — one with the warning that “little girls don’t stay little...


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GOP senator says Virginia Democrats threatening to kill or delay hospital bill unless he

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. RICHMOND, Virginia - A Republican state senator said Democrats were trying to “strong arm” him into supporting Medicaid expansion by killing a bill intended to help a shuttered hospital in his poor Southwest Virginia district. The allegation promises to inflame...


World

US meets Korean War allies, wants more pressure on NKorea

Canada South Korea-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Tuesday for nations to step up the U.S.-led “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea by thwarting sanctions evasion and interdicting ships conducting illicit trade with the pariah nation. The uncompromising message...


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Asked about Trump's vulgar comments, DHS secretary says, 'I did not hear that word used'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump used “tough language” in an Oval Office meeting last week, but she said she did not hear him describe some African countries and Haiti as “shithole countries,”...


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Ex-Trump campaign chair Manafort likely to face trial no sooner than September, judge

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort will face trial no sooner than September, the judge hearing his case indicated after an hour-long hearing Tuesday in which prosecutors and defense attorneys sparred over his continuing house arrest and a...


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Pregnant immigrant teen seeking abortion is released from government custody

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The latest immigrant teen in government custody seeking to end her pregnancy has been released from a federally funded shelter, avoiding for now a courtroom showdown over immigration and abortion. Lawyers for the teen, identified only as Jane Moe, said the Trump...


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