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Obamacare survives its latest threat — bare counties

Obamacare survives its latest threat — bare counties

By pdemko@politico.com (Paul Demko) President Donald Trump contends the health care law is “dead,” but residents of all but one county in America will be able to get an Obamacare health plan next year. Poised for their fifth enrollment cycle this fall, the Obamacare insurance markets are proving more resilient than many anticipated, with insurers jumping in to cover regions other companies fled, undercutting GOP predictions of widespread market collapses. “I don't think the individual market is dead or imploding,” said Kathy Hempstead, who heads insurance programs at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Bare counties that had been abandoned by ...
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Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells

Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells

By dsamuelsohn@politico.com (Darren Samuelsohn) Nearly 3,000 miles from special counsel Robert Mueller's Washington offices, another investigation into President Donald Trump is underway. This one unfolds in the public libraries and coffee shops of San Francisco, where a self-employed 40-year-old named Geoff Andersen has worked since November for 16 hours a day, seven days a week, burning through nearly $45,000 in personal savings and donations from friends and family in pursuit of hidden truths about Trump's rise to power. Andersen, a freelance Democratic opposition researcher who worked on President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and is now between jobs, has downloaded thousands ...
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Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Lennox Lewis calls fight a ‘farce’

Former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis says he does not take Floyd Mayweather's fight against Conor McGregor seriously. ...read more Read more here: Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor: Lennox Lewis calls fight a 'farce' ...
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Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school

Newt Gingrich goes to spouse school

By akarni@politico.com (Annie Karni) Last week, Newt Gingrich sat in a classroom surrounded by 11 women and one other man, furiously jotting notes.In the weeklong intensive, where classes ran from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with only a short cafeteria lunch break in between, the former House Speaker and onetime presidential candidate received a crash course in a new role: invisible spouse.When he moves to Rome with his third wife, Callista Gingrich, to become husband of the Ambassador to the Holy See, the ubiquitous Fox News talking head, will have no official diplomatic role abroad, beyond being generally presentable and ...
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Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

The warship's sinking, weeks before WW2's end, remains the worst US naval loss in history. ...read more Read more here: Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years ...
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Forklift truck used to steal ATM in Arkansas

Police in Arkansas are hunting thieves who stole the cash machine from a bank's drive-through area. ...read more Read more here: Forklift truck used to steal ATM in Arkansas ...
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Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims

Robert Mugabe's wife is back in Harare despite allegations of an assault at a Johannesburg hotel. ...read more Read more here: Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims ...
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Barcelona attacks: What could they mean for Catalan independence?

Hopes in Madrid that a common front against terrorism will dampen secessionism may be misplaced. ...read more Read more here: Barcelona attacks: What could they mean for Catalan independence? ...
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Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims

King Felipe and Queen Letizia will attend the Sagrada Familia to commemorate 14 killed in attacks. ...read more Read more here: Barcelona attack: Royals to attend special Mass for victims ...
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Mali peace deal allows chaos to gain upper hand

The BBC's Alex Duval Smith reports on how the return of conflict is redefining life in northern Mali. ...read more Read more here: Mali peace deal allows chaos to gain upper hand ...
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Sir Colin Meads: All Blacks legend dies of cancer, aged 81

All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who was named as New Zealand's best rugby player of the 20th Century, dies of pancreatic cancer, aged 81. ...read more Read more here: Sir Colin Meads: All Blacks legend dies of cancer, aged 81 ...
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Boston demonstrations: How the day unfolded

How a day of rival "free speech" and anti-racism protests in Boston unfolded. ...read more Read more here: Boston demonstrations: How the day unfolded ...
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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

The family of Dick Gregory, who satirised racism with his stand-up, announce his death aged 84. ...read more Read more here: US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84 ...
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GOP Senate Candidate Shiva Ayyadurai Called For Peace And Love At Boston “Free Speech Rally”

One of the speakers at Saturday's controversial "free speech rally" in the historic Boston Commons park, Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, is a candidate for the Republican Senate nomination to run against Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2018. Tens of thousands showed up to protest against the "free speech rally" with the assumption that it would be similar to the racist rally which took place last week in Charlottesville. "To all FAKE NEWS, this was the "White Supremacist" FREE SPEECH RALLY I just spoke at," Ayyadurai wrote. This was the "hate" filled "Nazi" speech which the Establishment did NOT want you to ...
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IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

Tal Afar, the last major city held by IS in Iraq, has been a target since the fall of Mosul in July. ...read more Read more here: IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar ...
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How to watch a total solar eclipse

Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015. ...read more Read more here: How to watch a total solar eclipse ...
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Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder

Oxford University employee Andrew Warren is one of two men charged with killing a 26-year-old hair stylist. ...read more Read more here: Oxford University employee charged with Chicago murder ...
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Boston Police Commissioner: Bottles Filled With Urine Thrown At Officers During Protest

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said officers were pelted with bottles of urine and "hit with a lot of stuff" during the 'anti-racist' demonstration near Boston Common on Saturday. Boston Police also confirmed rocks were thrown at officers: #UPDATE: #BPD confirming rocks being thrown at officers on Tremont at West.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) August 19, 2017 Antifa maced after pushing police and trying to break through a manned barrier: Exactly like Normandy pic.twitter.com/0aotTiL0WF— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 19, 2017 Man wearing Trump t-shirt pelted with bottle: Confrontation from earlier between Trump supporter and counter protesters at Boston ...
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Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek

A third of the north-eastern region of Ras Baalbek is recaptured in offensive launched on Saturday. ...read more Read more here: Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek ...
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Duterte drug war: Manila’s brutal nightshift

Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs. ...read more Read more here: Duterte drug war: Manila's brutal nightshift ...
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Spain custody battle sends mother Juana Rivas into hiding

A Spanish woman disappears with her children as a judge threatens her with jail in a custody row. ...read more Read more here: Spain custody battle sends mother Juana Rivas into hiding ...
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The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets. ...read more Read more here: The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome ...
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Big Ben: Taking some time out

The chimes of Big Ben are due to fall silent for four years but this is not the first time the "great bell" has been in need of a little TLC. ...read more Read more here: Big Ben: Taking some time out ...
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Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Germany accuses Turkey of intimidation after the detention of German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli. ...read more Read more here: Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain ...
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“Everyone is talking politics, not principles": 9 people at Boston’s rally on their experiences

By Alex Ward A national conversation sort of took place Saturday in Boston. BOSTON — A small-scale, free-speech rally one week after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, was drowned out by thousands of protesters in Boston on August 19, ending relatively peacefully despite a few arrests. On a hot and muggy Saturday, about 100 attendees at the Boston Free Speech rally were taunted and harassed by scores for holding the rally soon after the white supremacist and Nazi march in Charlottesville. And while the First Amendment-focused event was not meant to celebrate racism or bigotry, some participants — primarily rally ...
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Trump called out “anti-police agitators” in Boston — and thanked protesters an hour later

By Tara Golshan As tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters descended on Boston to counter a Free Speech rally that many worried would attract the same white supremacist, alt-right crowd seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, President Donald Trump again chose to respond to “both sides.” First, he chided the “anti-police agitators” among the counterprotesters, picking up on footage of “fuck the police” chants, and a reports of rock and urine throwing. According to Boston Police, the events Saturday were largely peaceful. Among an estimated crowd of 40,000 protesters there were 27 arrests for disorderly conduct and some for altercations with police ...
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Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss targets long-term Stamford Bridge stay

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he wants to be in charge of the club for "many years" and lead the Blues into a new stadium. ...read more Read more here: Antonio Conte: Chelsea boss targets long-term Stamford Bridge stay ...
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National parks are already setting attendance records. Now come the eclipse chasers.

By Lauren Katz Here's how the 20 national parks on the path of totality are preparing. On August 21, a total solar eclipse will blaze through 20 national parks and nine national trails in its path of totality across the United States, which begins in Oregon and ends in South Carolina. And those who were lucky enough to book campsites and hotels in time will be heading into these parks to experience it in gorgeous natural splendor. While the parks in the path have been making the most of the eclipse — planning special events and festivals, and raising awareness ...
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West Wing lurches into unknown after Bannon’s exit

West Wing lurches into unknown after Bannon’s exit

By mnussbaum@politico.com (Matthew Nussbaum) On the afternoon that President Donald Trump promised "fire and fury" if North Korea launched an act of aggression, chief strategist Steve Bannon sat in his office and schemed about China, fuming about the country's trade practices and looking for retaliation. He seemed unconcerned with the North Korea situation, one person who spoke to him said, dismissing concerns around the nuclear weapon-wielding state as "just a lot of talk." It showed the deep divide between many of Trump's advisers and Bannon, who stayed laser-focused on promises scrawled onto his office wall, which he deemed the "War ...
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India train crash in Uttar Pradesh leaves 23 dead

Several carriages jumped the rails in Uttar Pradesh, leaving at least 23 dead and dozens injured. ...read more Read more here: India train crash in Uttar Pradesh leaves 23 dead ...
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