Health Care

Trump Taps Montana Congressman Zinke for Interior Secretary

These have included recently former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State, and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for Environmental Protection Agency. In many ways, Zinke is an unlikely pick for Interior. His 21-year Navy career included a stint as a commander on the elite SEAL Team Six. And he has often seemed less interested in mastering the details of policy than in his cable TV appearances or in moving up the Washington pecking order. Read More

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Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

The Italian premier called a public vote on whether to reform the political system in his country, giving the prime minister more power and strengthen central government. With much wrangling ahead, the risk facing Italy is "a prolonged muddle-through period, the emergence of an ineffective, patched-up coalition government in the postelection phase and continuously poor economic performance", said Wolfango Piccoli, a political analyst at the Teneo Intelligence consultancy. Read More

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Dutch politician Wilders guilty of inciting hatred

Wilders, who didn't attend most of the proceedings but used his right to make a closing speech in his defense, called the trial a "political process" and he said he would never be silent. 'We'll arrange that, ' Wilders said, smiling, when the chanting died down. "We'll take care of it". Therewith, this statement can be regarded as affecting the dignity of this group as a whole. Read More

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NYC Mayor Seeks $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs

NYC Mayor Seeks $35 Million For Trump-Related Security Costs

NY police officers are deployed around the clock outside Trump Tower at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, one of the busiest intersections in the city and particularly crowded in December with tourists and Christmas shoppers. Nearly 100,000 people have demanded Melania Trump pack her designer bags and leave NY, after it was announced the next First Lady of the United States meant to stay in the city until her son has finished the school year. Read More

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Christie vetoes bill banning solitary confinement

Christie vetoes bill banning solitary confinement

Christie's veto message said the measure "seeks to resolve a problem that does not exist in New Jersey, because the Department of Corrections in this Administration does not use isolated confinement, as contemplated by the bill". His aides were accused of closing lanes to create a traffic jam in Fort Lee, N.J., because the town's Democratic mayor refused to endorse Christie for reelection. Read More

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Dear Zindagi (5 Days) Box Office Collection: Rock Steady

Dear Zindagi (5 Days) Box Office Collection: Rock Steady

The movie has collected around INR Rs.40.75 crore at the domestic box-office. Says the director Gauri Shinde, "Whether it was English Vinglish or now Dear Zindagi I am constantly surprised by the reaction to my cinema". And the viewers are still hitting the theatres to witness the happenings of the movie which is benefitting its box office earnings. Dear Zindagi was made at about Rs 22 crore budget and is a much smaller release given it has SRK playing an important role. Read More

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Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

Chrysler minivan gets 84 mpg equivalent in electric mode

The vehicle is also the first and only minivan to achieve a rating of 10 in the EPA guide. This wasn't it as far as EPA numbers are concerned. Beyond that, however, it is hard to make direct comparisons to other vehicles, given that there are no other plug-in minivans on the road-and no plug-in hybrid SUVs with batteries that have anywhere near the Pacifica Hybrid's capacity. Read More

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Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) Is Falling After CEO Change

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down as CEO of the coffee chain he joined more than 30 years ago and transformed into a globally known brand. In this new role Schultz will continue to serve as chairman of the Board. 'Starbucks consistently outperforms the retail industry because our stores, our offerings and the experiences our partners create make us a destination. Read More

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330000 poultry to be killed in Japan after bird flu confirmed

Elsewhere in Aomori , northeastern Japan, the Aomori prefectural government was culling about 16,500 birds at a farm where ducks tested positive to the H5 bird flu strain in preliminary testing Monday. That would be almost 3.3 percent of South Korea's total poultry population of 84.7 million. Japan culled some 200,000 chicken in 2015 following an outbreak of highly pathogenic bird flu in Okayama prefecture, western Japan. Read More

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Zika virus reported in Texas

Zika virus reported in Texas

The state health commissioner said he does not believe the virus will become widespread in Texas, but he says Texans in the southern part of the state should protect themselves from mosquito bites even in the winter. Cases of Zika have now been reported in over 50 countries. According to the CDC's tally last week, there have been 4,444 Zika cases in the continental United States and Hawaii. Read More

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Corps won't forcibly remove protesters from federal land

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would block public access to the area north of the Cannonball River on December 5. Regardless of the Corps' intentions, protestors are planning to stay on the Oceti Sakowin camp. The Army Corps of Engineers and the Bureau of Indian Affairs will continue to work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to support a winter camp on trust land already identified by the Tribe. Read More

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Cuba to observe 9 days of mourning for Fidel Castro

Republican Ed Royce, the chairman of the House of Representatives' Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Saturday that Castro left a legacy of "repression at home, and support for terrorism overseas". "I've talked to a lot of presidents in Africa and while he (Castro) was not a friend of the USA, he was widely seen as a friend to many African governments", Foote said. Read More

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T&T calls for continued vigilance in Zika fight

With this update, the WHO ends the warning originally issued in February 2016, which identified Zika as an global public health emergency. It was linked to birth defects and neurological complications in babies. Rather, the World Health Organization is stressing there's now a need for a long-term effort to tackle Zika, which remains a serious global threat linked to birth defects and neurological issues. Read More

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