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Why Did People on Medicaid Vote for Trump?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:47

Here’s a question that’s baffled health reporters in the months since the election: Why would people who benefit from Obamacare in general—and its Medicaid expansion specifically—vote for a man who vowed to destroy it?

Scientists discover 7 earth-size planets with possible life orbiting star

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:46

NASA announced the discovery of the most Earth-size planets found in the habitable zone of a single star. The dwarf star, TRAPPIST-1, was discovered in 2008.

Philippines to defend Duterte's drug war at U.N. rights body

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:44

The Philippine foreign minister on Thursday said he would tell a United Nations rights body that the killings in President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs were not state-sponsored. More than 7,700 people have been killed since Duterte unleashed the drugs war in June, about 2,500 in what police say are shootouts during raids and sting operations. Most of the rest are under investigation and activists believe many were extrajudicial killings.

Off-Duty Cop Fires Shot During Scuffle With Boy, 13, Sparking Widespread Outrage

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:38

Video of the confrontation encouraged hundreds to swarm Anaheim, Calif., streets.

Majority Of Americans Find Trump Dishonest

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:36

Trump doesn't seem to be the president most Americans could grab a beer with, let alone trust on issues like national security.

Norwegian Air launches $65 flights between the US and UK

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:24

New pair of shoes? Or transatlantic flight from the UK to the US? That's the new conundrum at travelers' disposal, with this week's launch of bottom-of-the-barrel fares by Norwegian Air, which is offering flights for as low as $65 USD one-way. 

Philippines: If China builds on shoal, it would strain ties

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 05:20

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday any move by China to transform a Manila-claimed shoal into an island would be a "game-changer" in blossoming relations, although he added that Beijing has pledged not to undertake any construction in the strategically located area of the South China Sea.

Production and Productivity Are the Biggest Issues for Tesla in 2017

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:42

Everything the company need to build the Model 3 is coming together. Now Tesla has to figure out how to sell, deliver, and service them.

Last stand for Standing Rock

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:37

Protesters opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline braced for a showdown with authorities as some vowed to defy Wednesday’s deadline to abandon the camp they have occupied for months to halt the project. President Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he took office last month, despite objections from Native Americans and environmental activists who say it threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set a deadline of Wednesday afternoon for protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Donald Trump Is Much More Resilient Than He Looks

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:00

The White House might not be popular, or organized – but it’s populist enough to keep a firm grip on power.

Arizona Senate Approves Bill To Curb Violent Protests

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:33

Under the measure, participating in or helping organize a demonstration that turns into a riot will be seen as an offense.

China Closely Watching US Navy Ship In South China Sea

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 03:27

China's defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang urged America to maintain sovereignty, and said it respects freedom of navigation for all countries in disputed waters.

DNC chair candidates spar on future of party as race tightens

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:46

The two leading candidates to lead the Democratic Party appeared to agree with each other on most of the issues in a CNN debate Wednesday night, while outsider candidates and the moderators needled them about how sharply the party should focus on President Donald Trump and whether sitting Democratic officeholders should be primaried in 2018.

Young Immigrants Are Too Afraid To Apply For College In California

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:39

President Donald Trump has ordered his administration to enforce the nation’s immigration laws more aggressively.

Trump Critic Poised for Senior State Department Job

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:25

Brian Hook, a former Mitt Romney adviser, is favored by Rex Tillerson to lead his foreign-policy brain trust.

Trump Is Kremlin’s Puppet, Russian Editor Says

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:21

The editor-in-chief of Moscow Times said Russia is looking to take advantage of President Donald Trump’s slip-ups in office.

North Korea lashes Malaysia over Kim assassination

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:07

North Korea’s state media broke a 10-day silence Thursday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un’s half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for “immoral” handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, KCNA said Malaysia bore responsibility for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea. "Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK (North Korea) side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner", the North's Korean Jurists Committee said, in comments carried by the state-run news agency.

Metallic Hydrogen: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 02:07

The world's only sample of metallic hydrogen, a substance touted as the holy grail of condensed-matter physics, has reportedly “disappeared.”

Women in sports ad strikes nerve in Arab world

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:53

An online commercial released by Nike this week that showed Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy over its attempt to smash stereotypes about women leading home-bound lives in the conservative region. Maybe they'll say you exceeded all expectations." Within 48 hours the video was shared 75,000 times on Twitter and viewed almost 400,000 times on YouTube. "An ad (which) touches on the insecurities of women in a society digs deeper and becomes an empowerment tool rather than just a product," Sara al-Zawqari, a spokeswoman for the International Red Cross in Iraq, wrote on her Twitter page.

UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 01:31

GENEVA (AP) — Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?