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Administration pushes back on criticism of Obamacare rate hikes

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The Obama administration estimates 13.8 million enrollees for next year. In addition to higher premiums, Alabama will also have fewer choices in insurance providers. Busch says people shouldn't be too anxious. On average, consumers will have 30 plans to choose from and the average insurer has 10 plans for sale. Read More »

Countries agree on huge marine reserve for Antarctica

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Some 250 oceanic experts from 24 countries and the European Union gathered in Tasmania and struck the historic deal to manage and protect the region's pristine ecosystem and reduce illegal fishing. She said she hoped the agreement represented the first step in what would become a worldwide network of marine reserves that would help protect the Earth's oceans. Read More »

Early Voting: More Good Signs for Clinton in Key States

They are strongly anti-Clinton, with 73 percent saying she would be a awful president; only 33 percent of independents said the same of the Republican nominee. Clinton's voters were more positive about their own choice, with 66 percent saying they want her to be president. The Florida statewide poll was conducted October 20, through Tuesday by live callers over the telephone. Read More »

Stafford late TD pass rallies Lions over Redskins

Stafford and Cousins should produce a high-scoring game. Detroit capitalized on Jones' turnover with a drive that culminated with a 43-yard field goal. This three-game stretch marks the second time in Stafford's career that he has led game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in three-straight games. Read More »

Actor Mark Ruffalo in North Dakota to oppose oil pipeline

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Fong said law enforcement has had a heavy presence in the area since then. Protester Mekasi Camp Horinek said Wednesday that activists "are going to hold this spot", and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has put five ambulances on standby. "North Dakota asked for help from all 50 states so Wyoming and other states responded", Mead said. "We're very prepared", she said. "Our concern is for the safety and well-being of everybody". Read More »

Pixar Moves up Incredibles 2, Delays Toy Story 4

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Pixar's accelerating its release schedule for The Incredibles 2 , which is moving up to June 15, 2018 . Lasseter took home an Oscar for his achievements on Toy Story and returned to helm Toy Story 2 before letting Lee Unkrich take the wheel for Toy Story 3. Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte Says He Wants All Foreign Troops Out Of Philippines

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He said the context of Mr. Duterte's statement about stopping joint exercises was that if the joint drills could not meet their objectives, then there was no point in continuing to hold them. "You are a son of a whore", he said referring to his critics. "If you have the evidence, go ahead and file the case", he said. The high-level visits constitute the coming of Foreign Minister Kishida to the Philippines, and what I want to note here is that when he came, he called on the President. Read More »

Donald Trump edges ahead of Hillary Clinton in key Florida poll

And President Obama was campaigning for Clinton in San Diego on Tuesday, calling Trump a "fundamentally unserious person" and saying he is "concerned about the republic" if Trump were to win. We would not be subjects, we would be independent citizens. "And nasty women vote", she said. In the most accurate poll of 2012, Trump is basically tied with Clinton nationally. Read More »

Elizabeth Warren: The Democrat street-fighter set on taking Donald Trump down

Elizabeth Warren of MA, and both unleashed on Clinton's GOP rival for disrespecting women and denigrating US troops assisting Iraqis in their push to retake the city of Mosul. Warren says " nasty women vote ". Both campaigns have now successfully used insults from the opposition against them, with Clinton's camp trying to rally " nasty women " and Trump's side riling up his "deplorables", a term the former secretary of state used at a fundraiser to dismiss her rival's backers. Read More »

Renewables the largest source of power capacity amid transformation of markets

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Renewable energy sources have passed coal as the largest new source of electricity in the world, according data released Tuesday by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The agency said the increase was in part supported by government policy as well as technology improvements and heightened competition. Other data compiled by the IEA indicate that renewables have now passed coal as the largest source of new energy in the world. Read More »

Jay-Z Will Perform Ohio Concert for Hillary Clinton

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CNN confirmed that Jay-Z would be performing in Cleveland, Ohio, although no announcement about the date of the concert has made the rounds. It's a much-needed boost for Clinton, who is struggling to excite young black voters, especially in crucial swing states like OH, where she is trailing behind more than in other swing states. Read More »

Donald Trump's campaign manager admits: 'We are behind'

Conway replied that "Al Gore contested the election" in 2000. Donald Trump isn't just heavily invested in arguing that the USA system of elections is " rigged " against him, he's also dumbfounded as to why other Republicans aren't endorsing the thesis. Read More »

Memo urged Big 12 members to call decision against expansion unanimous

If, in less than a decade, Texas and Oklahoma actually pursue other prospects - say, joining a stronger, more muscular athletic conference or Texas' becoming independent - where does that leave the remaining members, including Baylor University? The 10 schools in the conference essentially chose to add a few more zeroes to their own bottom lines in exchange for voting not to expand the conference further. Read More »

Kaine sees working with GOP as key to post-election healing

Kaine was also asked about former vice president Al Gore's 36-day contest of the 2000 election results in Florida, something Trump and many other Republicans have cited to argue that the nominee is not saying anything new. "You should not have to mortgage your future in order to prepare for your future", Kaine said. "If we can win North Carolina for Hillary Clinton we're gonna win the whole thing". Read More »

Ryan: Liberals favor a government-heavy agenda for elites

One Republican official told Fox News that if Republicans lose 18 to 20 seats, Ryan will be voted out of his speaker job. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former rival for the White House who has became a close ally of Trump , also reaffirmed his backing although he called... Read More »

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Happening on Saturday

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox urges Montanans to dispose of unused medications and never share their prescription drugs to help in the fight against prescription drug abuse and to change this startling statistic. The best course of action is to keep inventory on these medications, lock up the medication cabinet and take any unwanted prescription drugs to a local police department, Meyer said. Read More »

Water main floods trench in Boston, killing 2 workers

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Photos and videos from the scene show a section of the street covered by water and numerous emergency vehicles blocking off the area. Firefighters are using a large vacuum to remove water from the trench. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh arrived at the scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. "I heard the officers screaming on the air very quickly to get fire and everyone down here". Read More »

'Prime Target': Prosecutors Say NSA Contractor Could Flee to Foreign Power

Martin III, a former contractor of the National Security Agency (NSA), who was arrested in August for violating the US Espionage Act. Prosecutors also say they seized from Martin 50,000 gigabytes of information. Martin previously served in the U.S. Navy. Investigators are now trying to ascertain whether the files were physically stolen from Martin's house, his machine was hacked into, or whether he himself put up or leaked the files intentionally. Read More »

DNC boss Brazile claims WikiLeaks emails 'doctored' in contentious interview

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Trump also has hosted multiple prime time televised town hall events with Fox News host and supporter Sean Hannity, who also appeared in an advertisement for Trump. However: "Where I end up is this, and maybe it is distinction that is hard to support, but at this point, given the challenges we face from terrorist activities primarily in our country that end up under federal jurisdiction for very limited purposes, I think that it can still be held in reserve for those", said the candidate. Read More »

DNC Campaign Bus Dumps Sewage on Side of the Road

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The Democratic National Committee has issued an apology, calling the incident "an honest mistake". In a statement to local press, the DNC called the incident "an honest mistake", apologizing and vowing to work with state and local authorities to fix any problems. Read More »

Classes resume at San Francisco schools where 4 teens shot

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All of the wounded students, including the girl, were 15 years old. Four teenage students were shot in the shared parking lot of two San Francisco high schools, and one of the students is in critical condition, USA authorities said. School officials said the suspects were not students. Gunfire erupted around 3:15 p.m. local time in the parking lot outside the June Jordan School for Equity . Read More »

Cleveland bullpen shines again, Indians up 3-0 in ALCS

Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (right knee) was replaced on the ALCS roster by 1B Justin Smoak . The depleted rotation does not put Cleveland at a disadvantage for the World Series. "It was all scabbed up". That led to a major Indians confab on the mound and Bauer's exit. I have no idea why it happened. "I mean, we have to physically have a starter". Read More »

Sanders, Warren considered as Clinton's running mate

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An email from her campaign chair John Podesta, dated March 17 according to the WikiLeaks posting, outlines different "food groups" of possible running mates for the former secretary of state. So did Apple chief executive Tim Cook. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., who is openly gay. Read More »

Bridge defendant: Top officials knew traffic study story

Christie, who hasn't been charged, has denied knowing about the scheme beforehand or during, and said in response to Wildstein's testimony about the September 11 event that he wouldn't have found it extraordinary to hear about traffic jams at the bridge, considering it is the busiest crossing in the country. Read More »

Bhubaneswar fire tragedy: Sum Hospital superintendent, three others arrested

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Those arrested were Superintendent of Sum Hospital, Pushpraj Samantsinghar, Electrical Maintenance Engineer Amulya Sahu, Fire Safety Officer Santosh Das and Junior Electrical Engineer Malay Sahu, Commissioner of Police Y B Khurania said. NEW DELHI-Three staff at an Indian hospital have been suspended after a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit, authorities said on Tuesday, as the toll from the disaster rose to 20. Read More »