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            by Thomas Catenacci  The Affordable Care Act mandated that states accept a hospitals’ decision on the eligibility of all able-bodied adults who verbally report their income to be below the Medicaid level, which has led to many fraudulent eligibility claims, according to a report published Monday. The Foundation for Government...
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that he said would ban the military, government contractors and federal grantees from some diversity training. The lengthy order says it forbids "divisive concepts," including teaching that the United States is "fundamentally racist or sexist" or that any individual bears "responsibility for actions...
    If you’re looking to live in the happiest state, you’ll need to move to Hawaii. At least that’s what personal finance website WalletHub determined in its “2020’s Happiest States in America” report, which was released on Tuesday. MAN'S SURFBOARD, LOST IN HAWAII, FOUND 5,000 MILES AWAY IN PHILIPPINES The Aloha State scored the top spot...
    For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are targeting them with fervent appeals to...
    Lightning carry confidence into Game 3 vs. Stars This is how your anxiety is hurting your health Trump to Meet With State Enforcers Before Expected Google Case (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is set to meet with Republican state attorneys general at the White House on Wednesday to discuss allegations of online censorship against...
    The photo showed six mask-less Trump supporters waving Trump-Pence signs outside the entrance to Fairfax County Government Center on September 19, Virginia’s second day of early voting. The accompanying New York Times’ report describing their loud electioneering in the populous blue county outside Washington inflamed passions and went viral. “No gang of goons is going to deter...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Both president Trump and former vice president Joe Biden have been crisscrossing Pennsylvania non-stop, and it’s not likely to let up. This state’s electoral votes are key to who wins the presidency – and both candidates know it. Five times in American history, the loser of the popular vote has won...
    For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time. How they vote in the battleground states this year could well decide the outcome, and the rival campaigns are targeting them with fervent appeals...
    Washington (CNN)There is a pattern: President Donald Trump's campaign and its allies keep dishonestly snipping, editing or describing video clips of former Vice President Joe Biden to try to make the Democratic presidential nominee seem confused or senile.They did it again early this week.On Tuesday morning, the Trump campaign posted an eight-second video on Facebook...
    A former assistant at a well-known New York City investment bank sued her previous employer on Tuesday, alleging she was wrongfully terminated in August after complaining about walking in on one of her bosses masturbating in the conference room. Logan Williams, a former member of the United States Coast Guard, filed the suit against Marathon...
    The United States Department of Justice has offered a $5million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of an alleged leader of a Colombia guerrilla group. Wilver Villegas Palomino is accused of 'narco-terrorism, international cocaine distribution conspiracy, and international cocaine distribution' by the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas.  A warrant for...
    China on Tuesday responded angrily to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in which he blamed the communist country for the coronavirus pandemic -- with Beijing accusing Trump of spreading a “political virus.” "China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations made by the United States against China during the General Debate on...
    The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies."It is completely unfathomable that we've reached this point," said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wisconsin and other states were added to Chicago's COVID-19 emergency travel order Tuesday.Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico were also added back on the list after seeing a rise in cases.Kentucky and Louisiana were removed from the list.States on the travel order are seeing new cases at a rate of greater than...
    Dream job alert. The beer brand Michelob is now accepting applications for the job of CEO — that’s “chief exploration officer.” The position is more of a sweepstakes award than actual long-term employment: Whomever is selected will be paid $50,000 to travel America for six months, documenting the country’s national parks as they drive....
    Fiona Hill, former Russia adviser on the National Security Council who testified at President Donald Trumps impeachment hearings, said Tuesday the United States is increasingly seen as an "object of pity" around the world. Hill was part of a Citizen by CNN 2020 conference. She told CNNs Jim Sciutto that Americas handling of the coronavirus...
    Dream job alert. The beer brand Michelob is now accepting applications for the job of CEO — that’s “chief exploration officer.” The position is more of a sweepstakes award than actual long-term employment: Whomever is selected will be paid $50,000 to travel America for six months, documenting the country’s national parks as they drive. “As...
    During a somber September 22 press conference about the continuing impact of COVID-19 in Colorado, Governor Jared Polis cited data showing a significant rise in cases, led by infections among college students but including every other demographic. He also referenced national projections showing that Colorado is currently among the top ten states for virus transmission...
    Joe Biden on Tuesday made repeated references to the nation crossing the 200,000 line of coronavirus deaths amid the ongoing pandemic – while the White House defended President Trump's comment at a rally that young people fare better and it 'affects virtually nobody.'  Biden tweeted out a large image of the number 200,000 with white...
    By REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thirty-seven jails and juvenile detention centers across Idaho charge more for inmates and families to make in-state calls than they can legally charge for out-of-state phone calls, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission. That means the vast majority of inmate calls are charged at...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom promoted San Mateo and Alameda counties to the next level in the state’s phased coronavirus recovery plan Tuesday, allowing businesses in those counties to reopen more services. San Mateo and Alameda counties now join Santa Clara, Marin, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Napa counties in tier two, which is color-coded red and...
    Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, speaks at a campaign event in Kissimmee, Fla., Sept. 15, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times) President Donald Trump has brought China’s relations with the United States to their lowest point in years. Joe Biden could prove, from the Chinese vantage point, to be a tougher and more...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — You might want to rethink your plans to head to the Wisconsin Dells or to go apple picking in Door County this weekend, as Wisconsin is heading back onto the list of states covered by Chicago’s 14-day quarantine order. Wisconsin, Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico will be added to the list...
    ALBANY — Five states were added onto Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus travel advisory Tuesday mandating a two-week quarantine, including four — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada and Rhode Island — that were added back to the list following previous removals. Thirty-three states currently meet the metrics established by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in late June...
    (CNN)President Donald Trump's former top Russia adviser said Tuesday that the United States is increasingly seen as "an object of pity" and its standing on the world stage is eroding."We are increasingly seen as an object of pity, including by our allies, because they are so shocked by what's happening internally, how we're eating ourselves...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Wisconsin could be added to Chicago's COVID-19 emergency travel order Tuesday.Last week, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady warned that Wisconsin will likely be added if cases do not go down in the state."Wisconsin has had the most cases that it has had at any point since COVID broke...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Ranking states by happiness seems like a strange thing to do in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the country’s politics are divisive as ever, and millions are without work. But WalletHub did it anyway. According to the credit score website, Minnesota is the third happiest state in the nation,...
    A report released Tuesday finds that many states have outdated laws that create "needless barriers" for treating people with severe mental illness in a timely fashion.[ READ: Coronavirus Pandemic Causing Anxiety, Depression in Americans, CDC Finds ]The report from the Treatment Advocacy Center, a national nonprofit that promotes laws and practices focused on psychiatric care, assigns scores...
    Weird stat watch: All the firsts that only 2020 MLB rules could provide 11 Meals To Order at Fast-Food Restaurants, According to a Dietitian Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft ...
    TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey has been named among the top five happiest states across the country. WalletHub ranked New Jersey the fourth happiest state in its 2020’s Happiest States in America survey. To determine the ranking, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 32 key metrics, including depression rate, positive COVID-19 testing rate, income...
    Police training cited as defense in many use-of-force cases. But experts say its outdated. What could our lives be like in 2025? Futurists think Americans may eat, fly and go to school differently post-COVID Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad...
    People enjoy outdoor dining amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., September 14, 2020.Jeenah Moon | Reuters Coronavirus cases in the U.S. are beginning to rebound following weeks of reported declines and warnings from top U.S. health officials that the country could be vulnerable to fresh outbreaks coinciding with the...
    Maryland high school football players aren’t allowed to play yet, and coaches are rallying to change that. Keith Rawlings, head football coach for Edgewood High School in Harford County, says Maryland is one of only nine states that do not have a plan to return to playing high school football. “There’s a lot of high...
    Political analyst Maggie Haberman is not sure another Conservative judge on the Supreme Court will be enough for President Donald Trump to take back the Oval Office in November. Haberman appeared on CNN with host John King where she discussed the possible impact of Sen. Mitt Romney’s (R-Utah) decision to consider supporting Trump’s Supreme Court...
    John E. Finn, Wesleyan University Imagine the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Given the unprecedented number of mail-in votes this election, Americans may wake up and still not know who won the presidential contest between Republican President Donald J. Trump and Democratic challenger Joseph Biden. The contest could be so close that a result...
    US President Donald Trump angrily cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United Nations, whose chief warned against a new “Cold War” between the two powers. At a General Assembly held almost entirely virtually due to Covid-19, Trump delivered a speech in election campaign mode, even using...
    WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Donald Trump called on the United Nations to “hold China accountable for their actions” in a speech to the world body’s General Assembly Tuesday. In a pre-recorded speech from the White House, Trump blamed the Chinese government for the global spread of COVID-19, which has now infected 31 million people worldwide and killed more...
    Only a couple of GOP pollsters have seen anything but a Biden lead in these three key states. Three states that narrowly swung from Barack Obama in 2012 to Donald Trump in 2016 seem likely to swing back in 2020. Polling currently gives a consistent...
    Getty Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden delivers remarks at an aluminum manufacturing facility in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on September 21, 2020. Did Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden botch the Pledge of Allegiance during a campaign event? An 8-second clip from his speech in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on September 21, appears to show the former vice...
    The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 Tuesday. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher told the Associated Press. The number is based on data supplied from state health authorities, according to the report. However, the real death total is thought to...
    Taxpayer dollars allocated to states and municipalities in the coronavirus relief bill known as the CARES Act are reportedly being used for pet projects by Democratic politicians. What are the details?The CARES Act, passed in March after COVID-related lockdowns crippled the American economy, allocated $150 billion to the COVID Relief Fund, $139 billion of which...
    Experts see Trump's threats as a thinly veiled bid for control in an ongoing global trade tug-of-war. Trump's threats against TikTok were never about national security, experts say. It was always about power. The outlook for TikTok and WeChat was bleak in the United States...
    Reuters September 22, 2020 0 Comments The death toll from the spread of the coronavirus in the United States exceeded 200,000 on Tuesday, by far the highest number of any nation. The United States, on a weekly average, is now losing about 800 lives each day to the virus, according to a Reuters tally....
    Republicans appear ready to move forward on confirming a new Supreme Court justice as soon as President Trump announces his nominee for filling the seat left vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but some Democrats are already looking to drastic measures of retaliation should this happen. With hopes that their party will gain...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With a September 30 deadline looming, Florida continues to lag behind much of the nation in responding to the U.S. census. As of Sunday, 92.5 percent of Florida households had responded in the once-a-decade exercise, below the national rate of 95.4 percent, according to information released Monday by the U.S. Census...