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Enrollment numbers steady for Obamacare in 2018

Enrollment numbers steady for Obamacare in 2018 The Trump administration also shortened the enrollment period and reduced the marketing budget in states that allow the federal government to run their marketplace. That in large part reflects extensive efforts in many of these states to market health coverage, lengthen enrollment periods and conduct aggressive outreach campaigns to attract younger, healthier consumers who are critical to insu... [Full Article...]

James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival'

James Mattis applauds spending deal: 'America can afford survival' The continuing resolution was added as an amendment to an unrelated bill. In his opening statement , Mattis noted the damaging effects of continuing resolutions, particularly one that stretched the length of the fiscal year. Critics, including Rep. Adam Smith , the Washington Democrat and ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, have said smaller nuclear weapons could make war more li... [Full Article...]

United States urges world to 'speak with one voice' on Syria chemical attacks

United States urges world to 'speak with one voice' on Syria chemical attacks Saqba: Fresh regime strikes on a besieged rebel-held enclave near Damascus killed 35 civilians despite mounting Western pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syria has consistently denied involvement in gas attacks, saying it no longer possesses such weapons following a 2013 deal under which it pledged to surrender its chemical arsenal. [Full Article...]

We are aim changers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells in Rajya Sabha

We are aim changers: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells in Rajya Sabha Earlier, slogan-shouting members of the Congress and Left were in the Well protesting with placards nearly throughout the speech of the Prime Minister . I ask you - how much has the taxpayer paid so far for full-page newspaper advertisements on the different birthdays of various members of one family? Congress president Rahul Gandhi has questioned the way the deal was sealed and asked why the... [Full Article...]

North Korea: No interest in meeting with USA at Olympics

North Korea: No interest in meeting with USA at Olympics South Korea's presidential office welcomed Kim Yo Jong's planned visit to the South , given her status as the top leader's sibling and also her "important role" in the Workers' Party. "We have no intention to meet with the USA side during the stay in South Korea", the official was quoted as saying. -North Korea meeting despite the proximity in Pyeongchang . [Full Article...]

Richardson officer hospitalized after shooting at apartment complex

Richardson officer hospitalized after shooting at apartment complex Police surrounded a building at Breckinridge Point apartment. He was taken to Medical city Plano but his name was not released while Richardson police worked to notify family and loved ones. Perlich said the suspect was "randomly firing throughout the evening". "And may his legacy live on in others' service", Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wrote on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Three Israeli universities in top 50 Asia university rankings

Three Israeli universities in top 50 Asia university rankings It uses the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia's institutions. Baptist University took the biggest hit, dropping six places in the rankings from 49 to 55. It also picked up points in other areas such as research productivity, even though it didn't score so well on research environment. [Full Article...]

Netanyahu in Golan Heights: No one should test Israel's resolve

Netanyahu in Golan Heights: No one should test Israel's resolve Dismissing the chance that he would step down if police recommend an indictment, Netanyahu said , "half the recommendations from police end in nothing'". There may be recommendations, or signs saying "Bibi is guilty until proven innocent" or other improper pressures. Netanyahu then reportedly said it would be unwise for Israel to be a pioneer in this field, adding that no country in the world, ex... [Full Article...]

Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life

Ex-Pope Benedict Says He's Nearing the End of His Life Benedict stunned the world, including the Roman Catholic Church and his closest confidantes within the Vatican, when he unexpectedly announced his intention to resign. In this sense, I also consider the question of your readers as an accompaniment along a stretch. In a nine-line letter to Corriere della Serra , Benedict XVI thanks the paper's readers for their concern, and assures them he is su... [Full Article...]

North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat

North Korea 'only months away' from United States nuclear strike, claims diplomat The document will serve as a comprehensive guideline for U.S. nuclear strategy over the next five to 10 years. Yet, the Trump administration has once again made the wrong move. had abandoned the idea of a preemptive nuclear strike. Even with an Obama-era treaty that reduces both the US and Russia's nuclear arsenals, preventing them from reaching their full effects, Trump's new policy essenti... [Full Article...]

Pence Says US Will Roll Out 'toughest' Sanctions

Washington , however, has not ruled out the possibility of contact between the United States and North Korean officials during the Olympics, with the White House, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Pence all touting a "wait-and-see" approach. [Full Article...]

Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team

Knicks Are NBA's Highest Valued Team The Knicks continue to hold down the top spot in the valuations at $3.6 billion, a nine percent increase from a year ago, with the Lakers ($3.3 billion) at No. The lowest valued team is the New Orleans Pelicans at $1 billion. The Pacers' value increased 34 percent over last year - and 48 percent over the last two years - when they were valued at $800 million in 2017. [Full Article...]

Turkey Gives Iran Assurance Afrin Operation Is Temporary

Turkey Gives Iran Assurance Afrin Operation Is Temporary Tuesday's deaths included 19 children and 20 women, SOHR said. Later in the day, five civilians died when rebels fired shells into government-controlled neighbourhoods in Damascus, including three in the historic Bab Touma district of the Old City, according to the official Syrian news agency SANA. [Full Article...]

Saban recaps Alabama's wild National Signing Day

Saban recaps Alabama's wild National Signing Day We were pleased with the guys we were able to attract. Smith is the fourth defensive back member of the Crimson Tide's 2018 class, joining top-rated junior college corner Saivion Smith , four-star instate product Jalyn Armour-Davis of Mobile and four-star Josh Jobe of CT. [Full Article...]

Afghan army destroys Taliban command center, defuses 30 bombs

Afghan army destroys Taliban command center, defuses 30 bombs A B-52 Stratofortress dropped 24 precision guided munitions on Taliban targets with the goal of destroying "insurgent revenue sources, training facilities, and support networks", CNN reports . The army's engineering teams also found and destroyed 30 landmines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) across the country since early Monday. US strikes and ASSF raids have resulted in the removal of mo... [Full Article...]

Pence says U.S. to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea

Pence says U.S. to announce new, tough sanctions on North Korea Kim Jong Un might also have seen that U.S. President Donald Trump was sending his daughter, Ivanka, to the Olympics closing ceremony and made a decision to match the move by sending his sister, said Hong Min, an analyst at Seoul's Korea Institute for National Unification. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden says Republicans will 'do anything to protect Trump'

Joe Biden says Republicans will 'do anything to protect Trump' Biden's stark criticism of Trump comes as the former Vice President publicly flirts with the idea of running for President in 2020. A fierce critic of Mr Trump, Mr Biden had a day earlier brushed off the commander-in-chief as a "joke". He said in 2017 that he was "not closing the door" on a campaign and said working-class voters "love me more " than Mr Trump. Former Vice President Joe Biden ... [Full Article...]

Congress reaches spending deal

The call echoes a request from Pelosi on the House floor on Wednesday that Ryan make the same type of commitment his Senate counterpart Mitch McConnell did to hold a neutral immigration debate. House Republicans said the bill provides certainty to USA military planners who were frustrated during last month's three-day partial government shutdown . [Full Article...]

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes

Syrian Pro-Regime Forces Attack Prompts Coalition Defensive Strikes The coalition said the strikes were carried out after forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "initiated an unprovoked attack" against a well-established Syrian Democratic Forces headquarters where coalition advisers were working with US-backed Syrian fighters. [Full Article...]

Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 25 civilians

Airstrikes outside Syrian capital kill at least 25 civilians The opposition's civil defense workers, known as the White Helmets, said 10 civilians were killed on Wednesday and many were wounded after warplanes targeted the town of Hamouriyeh, causing a building to collapse over its residents' heads. [Full Article...]


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