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Medicaid unwinding red tape kicked their son, 6, off the rolls in Florida : Shots

In March, mom Indira Navas learned that her son Andres, 6, was kicked off of Florida Medicaid, while her daughter, Camila, 12, was still covered. The family is one of millions dealing with Medicaid red tape this year. Javier Ojeda hide caption toggle caption Javier Ojeda In March, mom Indira Navas learned that her son […]

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Biden, Worried About RFK Jr., Turns to the Kennedy Family for Help

The elaborate rollout of a Kennedy family endorsement of President Biden on Thursday — talk-show interviews, a campaign event with the president, door-knocking by Kennedys across Philadelphia — was the most powerful sign yet of rising concern in the Biden camp that Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent White House bid presents a serious threat to

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Palestinian bid for UN membership set for Security Council vote | United Nations News

Palestinian and Israeli representatives have addressed the UNSC ahead of a vote on a resolution granting Palestinians full membership to the body. A United Nations resolution granting the observer State of Palestine full membership at the international body would be an “important pillar in achieving peace in the region”, Ziad Abu Amr, UN special representative

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Peter Murrell rearrested in SNP finances investigation | Scotland

Peter Murrell, the husband of the former Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon, has been rearrested and questioned for a second time by police investigating allegations of financial wrongdoing by the Scottish National party. Murrell, the former chief executive of the SNP, was first arrested and interviewed as a suspect by Police Scotland detectives in April

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Comer, Raskin get into shouting match: ‘Somebody needs therapy here’ 

Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) got into a heated shouting match during a congressional hearing Wednesday. The two top lawmakers on the House Oversight Committee shouted over each other for more than five minutes during a hearing on the Chinese Communist Party on Wednesday. They hurled questions at each other during an

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Author granted copyright over book with AI-generated text—with a twist

Getty Images Last October, I received an email with a hell of an opening line: “I fired a nuke at the US Copyright Office this morning.” The message was from Elisa Shupe, a 60-year-old retired US Army veteran who had just filed a copyright registration for a novel she’d recently self-published. She’d used OpenAI’s ChatGPT

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March homes sales dropped despite a surge in supply. Here’s why.

Prospective buyers attend an open house at a home for sale in Larchmont, New York, US, on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023.  Tiffany Hagler-Geard | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sales of previously-owned homes dropped 4.3% in March compared with February, to a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 4.19 million units, according to the National Association of

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Rwanda bill – live: Rishi Sunak to resist Lord’s amendment to help Afghan heroes as no guarantee of fights by spring

Related video: MP who made Rayner complaint unable to explain what offence he thinks she committed Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email Rishi Sunak has doubled down on his refusal to exempt Afghan heroes who served with British forces

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Despite recent visit, some young Wisconsin voters remain divided on Biden : NPR

Last week President Biden traveled to Madison, Wisconsin to announce new student loan relief for some borrowers. But some Madison students may still may need more motivation to support him. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Last week, President Biden traveled to Madison, Wis., to announce new plans to eliminate student debt for millions of borrowers. Madison is

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Senate Dismisses Impeachment Charges Against Mayorkas Without a Trial

The Senate on Wednesday dismissed the impeachment case against Alejandro N. Mayorkas, the homeland security secretary, voting along party lines before his trial got underway to sweep aside two charges accusing him of failing to enforce immigration laws and breaching the public trust. By a vote of 51 to 48, with one senator voting “present,”

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Jill Biden praises agreement to make it easier for federal employees to work overseas with military spouses

Jill Biden said Wednesday that allowing federal employees who are military spouses to work from overseas is a “national security imperative” that is long overdue. The first lady spoke at a White House ceremony she hosted with Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks and Deputy Secretary of State Richard Verma, who signed a permanent memorandum of

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Election 2024 latest news on the presidential race

Election 2024 Get the latest news on the 2024 election from our reporters on the campaign trail and in Washington. Who is running? President Biden and Donald Trump secured their parties’ nominations for the presidency, formalizing a general-election rematch. Key dates and events: From January to June, voters in all states and U.S. territories will

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Burkina Faso kicks out three French diplomats over ‘subversive activities’ | Espionage News

Gwenaelle Habouzit, Herve Fournier and Guillaume Reisacher, who allegedly met civil society leaders, have 48 hours to leave. Burkina Faso has accused three French diplomats of “subversive activities” and ordered them to leave the country within 48 hours, according to a foreign ministry letter viewed by Reuters and Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agencies. Burkina Faso’s

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Mark Menzies suspended from role as unpaid trade envoy to Colombia, says No 10 – UK politics live | Politics

Mark Menzies suspended from role as unpaid trade envoy to Colombia, Chile, Peru and Argentina, No 10 says Mark Menzies MP has been suspended from his role as one of Rishi Sunak’s envoys following allegations he misused campaign funds, PA Media reports. At the No 10 lobby briefing, the PM’s spokeperson said Menzies had been

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Morning Report — Foreign aid to get weekend vote; Mayorkas charges dismissed

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Wants a Space Laser to Stop Migrants

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is pushing for the creation of a space laser to defend the U.S.-Mexico border. Yes, really. The MAGA congresswoman, who has notoriously made bizarre comments about “Jewish space lasers” in the past, called for the technology in a proposed amendment to a bill that would provide funding for Israel during

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Eli Lilly weight loss drug Zepbound effective in sleep apnea trials

An injection pen of Zepbound, Eli Lilly’s weight loss drug, is displayed in New York City, U.S., December 11, 2023.  Brendan McDermid | Reuters Eli Lilly on Wednesday said its highly popular weight loss drug Zepbound showed the potential to treat patients with the most common sleep-related breathing disorder in two late-stage clinical trials. The

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