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Florida hospitals won’t bill Pulse nightclub shooting victims

Florida hospitals won’t bill Pulse nightclub shooting victims

By Kate Santich and Christal Hayes | Orlando Sentinel
August 26, 2016
Filed under National

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando Health and Florida Hospital will not bill survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre for out-of-pocket medical expenses, officials announced Wednesday. Instead, the hospitals will write off an estimated $5.5 million or more in care. "The pulse shooting was a horrendous...

Zika flourishes in the vagina, study finds

Zika flourishes in the vagina, study finds

By Seema Yasmin | The Dallas Morning News
August 26, 2016
Filed under National

DALLAS — The vagina is a welcoming home for Zika. In a new study published Thursday, researchers at Yale University found that Zika reproduced in the vaginas of pregnant mice four to five days after infection and that the virus spread from the vagina to the fetal brain. Studying Zika in mice...

Poll: Voters don’t trust Clinton, but she holds 10-point lead

Poll: Voters don’t trust Clinton, but she holds 10-point lead

By By Rema Rahman | CQ-Roll Call
August 25, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows the depth of how much of a lesser-than-two-evils election this year's presidential race is. Nearly two-thirds of those who said they were voting for Republican candidate Donald Trump say they're motivated more by ensuring that Democrat...

Biden’s ‘expectation’ is Obama will close Guantanamo

Biden’s ‘expectation’ is Obama will close Guantanamo

By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call
August 25, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph Biden, Jr., said Thursday he still expects the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will close before the Obama administration leaves office in January. "That is my hope and expectation," Biden said during a press conference in Sweden. His comment came...

Prisoner releases turn Guantanamo inmates into $6 Million men

Prisoner releases turn Guantanamo inmates into $6 Million men

By Mike Dorning | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2016
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Remember the 1970s TV series "The Six Million Dollar Man?" The U.S. now has 61 of them, all at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that President Barack Obama wants to close. As the U.S. draws down the prison population by transferring inmates to friendly nations, the cost of housing...

Companies turning to ‘reverse mentoring’ to tap millennials’ knowledge

Companies turning to ‘reverse mentoring’ to tap millennials’ knowledge

By Jackie Crosby | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

MINNEAPOLIS — Mentorship is getting turned on its head in today's multigenerational workplace. Technology has flipped traditional roles, and the younger workers now have a thing or two to teach the veterans. In boardrooms across the nation, "reverse mentoring" is taking root as baby boomer leaders...

2 more Baltimore officers cleared in Freddie Gray’s death to receive back pay

2 more Baltimore officers cleared in Freddie Gray’s death to receive back pay

By Luke Broadwater | The Baltimore Sun
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

BALTIMORE — Two more Baltimore police officers, cleared of charges in the death of Freddie Gray, are set to receive a combined $167,000 in back pay. The city's Board of Estimates on Wednesday is scheduled to authorize a payment of $96,855 to Officer Alicia White and $70,523 to Officer William Porter....

Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he’s too late

Obama arrives in Louisiana to tour flood-ravaged areas, but some say he’s too late

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

BATON ROUGE, La. — President Barack Obama landed here Tuesday to tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods and to try to avoid the political minefields that his visit presents. Obama has been under pressure for days to visit after flooding killed at least 13 people and displaced thousands from their homes...

Hillary Clinton swats down health accusations

Hillary Clinton swats down health accusations

By Eric Garcia | CQ-Roll Call
August 24, 2016
Filed under National

Hillary Clinton addressed rumors circulated by opponents that she was in poor health for the first time, saying it was part of their "wacky strategy." "On the one hand, it's part of the wacky strategy — just say all these crazy things and maybe you can get some people to believe you," she told late...

Illinois senator likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment

Illinois senator likens Obama to ‘drug dealer in chief’ for $400 million Iran payment

By Rick Pearson | Chicago Tribune
August 22, 2016
Filed under National

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has made opposition to a U.S.-led nuclear agreement with Iran a major theme of his re-election campaign, likened home-state President Barack Obama to "drug dealer in chief" over a $400 million payment linked to the release of American prisoners. Kirk's controversial...

U.S. judge blocks transgender rules for schools

U.S. judge blocks transgender rules for schools

By Chuck Lindell | Austin American-Statesman
August 22, 2016
Filed under National

FORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge in Fort Worth has blocked the Obama administration from enforcing rules requiring public schools to let transgender students use bathrooms and locker rooms that conform to their gender identity. Responding to a lawsuit filed by Texas and joined by 12 other states,...

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