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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) have drastically lowered their estimate of what it will take to fund the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) because of 3 factors related to tax law changes affecting the Affordable Care Act at the end of previous year that basically make it cheaper to insure children through CHIP than through insurance marketplaces.
  • American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

    American man charged with Calgary swatting incident

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    On Dec. 22, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Calgary 911 received a call from a man who claimed he had shot his father and was holding his mother and younger brother hostage. A 28-year-old man then opened the door to the home, obeyed an order to raise his hands for "a very short time", before moving them back down to his waist.
  • SCOTUS Sides With Inmate Over Juror's Use of N-Word

    SCOTUS Sides With Inmate Over Juror's Use of N-Word

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    The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta probably will reach the same conclusion and deny Tharpe's appeal on other grounds, he wrote, referring to his colleagues' action as a "useless do-over". Tharpe's lawyers subsequently litigated the racial bias issue in state court, but a judge ruled against them. The high court's majority opinion said Gattie, who has since died, never retracted his "remarkable affidavit" which provides evidence that "Tharpe's race affected Gattie's vote for a ...
  • South Korea banks open cryptocurrency accounts

    South Korea banks open cryptocurrency accounts

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    FSC Chairman Choi Jong-ku did not explain further but he expressed his concern over the craze adoption of Bitcoin by Koreans. Probing banks is all that the FSC can do within legal boundaries, said Choi, considering the legal vacuum to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges and time it would take to enact the revision to put the exchanges under its radar.
  • NH House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

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    New Hampshire House lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Amended by the House to eliminate retail sales, if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, residents of New Hampshire would be allowed to cultivate no more than three mature plants and possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of cannabis.
  • Golden State Warriors Beat the Denver Nuggets on Monday

    Golden State Warriors Beat the Denver Nuggets on Monday

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    Curry has scored 29 or more points in each of his last five games after returning from that sprained ankle. He's averaging 35.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game. "Hopefully the next couple of days he'll clear that hurdle and be ready to go". Draymond Green is a big fan of Stephen Curry's sweet footwork. In the end, the mistake didn't really affect the Warriors , but it's understandable why that kind of play would make Kerr upset.
  • Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

    Trump's plaintiff cry to Bannon, Wolff - Shut up or I'll sue

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    Bannon might quite reasonably assert that such an agreement can not bind him now as his derogatory references to Trump insiders in the Wolff book focused on the period of the Trump presidency rather than that of the Trump campaign. Author Michael Wolff's tell-all was released today after being originally planned for release next week. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job.
  • University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

    University of Cincinnati sued over alt-right speaker's visit

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    The University of Cincinnati is being sued over the proposed security fee it is requiring for a divisive white nationalist's speech. Padgett alleges that the fee constitutes censorship and demands $2 million in damages. Padgett submitted speaking requests for Spencer to a handful of universities around the country and threatened to sue if the requests were denied. FOX19 NOW is seeking comment from UC and will continue to update this story throughout the day.
  • Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar react on Padmavat clashing with PadMan

    Sonam Kapoor and Akshay Kumar react on Padmavat clashing with PadMan

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    Joshi said the producers had re-submitted the film with the changes suggested by the board's advisory panel, which reviewed the Sanjay Leela Bhansali period drama recently. Padmavat might get a better opening at the box office or might beat Padman in its theatrical run but due to its controlled budget and pre-sold rights like overseas, music and satellite and others, Padman will definitely emerge as a clear victor and will easily become one of the most profitable films of the year.
  • Humpback Whale Protects Snorkeler From Tiger Shark Attack

    Humpback Whale Protects Snorkeler From Tiger Shark Attack

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    James Sulikowski, a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England who has studied tiger sharks , said he's not convinced that the whale saved her life. "It's amusing how the tables are turned here", Hauser told The Mirror. "I was sure that it was most likely going to be a deadly encounter". Initially the snorkeler presumed the shark was another whale coming to join the fun - it was only when she saw its tail moving left to right instead of up to down that she realised it ...
  • Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China

    Missing As Tanker Collides With Cargo Ship In Fireball Off China

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    On Tuesday, Chinese media reported that the ship was still on fire. Thirteen rescue vessels were operating at the site of the accident to search for the missing people in a 900-square nautical mile area. Officials have confirmed that the operation has been made hard by the weather conditions and smoke coming from the ship. The tanker's 32 crew members were all Iranian nationals except for two Bangladeshi nationals, the Chinese transport ministry said.
  • Israeli army raids villages after settler shot dead

    Israeli army raids villages after settler shot dead

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    Israel's settlement project in the territories it has occupied or annexed since 1967 is illegal under global law and seen by the worldwide community as a major obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. Fourteen Palestinians have been killed in unrest since President Donald Trump announced on December 6 that the United States was recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Fire accident at New York's Trump Tower, Two injured

    Fire accident at New York's Trump Tower, Two injured

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    Trump's primary residence was in the building before his election victory and inauguration almost a year ago. Entrance to Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York. Trump's wife, Melania, and young son Barron lived in Trump Tower through the first few months of Trump's presidency, but the family moved into the White House in June past year.
  • Boiled Alive: Hundreds of Fruit Bats Battered by Australian Heat

    Boiled Alive: Hundreds of Fruit Bats Battered by Australian Heat

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    Picton also has a flying fox colony however the bats were more protected from the heat than the Campbelltown colony, environmental outcomes manager Alex Stengl said. On Jan. 6, a weather station in the Sydney suburb of Penrith recorded a reading of 116.78 degrees F (47.1 degrees C), the hottest in the Sydney metro area since 1939, when a nearby station recorded a temperature of 118.04 degrees F (47.8 C).
  • These two Philly-area universities rank highest for online education programs

    These two Philly-area universities rank highest for online education programs

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    Murray, interim director of VSU's Center for eLearning. With an environment that is always changing and improving, our team communicates both internally and externally to find proactive and adaptable solutions. 15). "This is a true testament of our vision of providing accessible evidence-based knowledge to enhance teaching, learning, and human development". The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice recently ranked eighth on College Choice's list of the 50 Best Online Criminal ...
  • White House: China can convince Pakistan about crackdown on terror

    White House: China can convince Pakistan about crackdown on terror

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    Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang, in a press briefing, said that linking Pakistan with terrorism will not help global community in its crackdown on terror camps. Pakistan's move to allow Chinese currency is not a dramatic policy change, as the yuan is already accepted by many Pakistani companies, said Dong Dengxin, director of Finance and Securities Institute at Wuhan University of Science and Technology.