GOP governors don’t see ‘Obamacare’ going away

October 21st, 2014

FILE - This Sept. 29, 2014, file photo shows Ohio Gov. John Kasich as he speaks at a GOP Get Out the Vote rally in Independence, Ohio. Republicans may be close to winning control of Congress and more votes to repeal “Obamacare,” but GOP governors don’t see the president’s health care law going away. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.


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Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

October 21st, 2014

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.

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U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response

October 20th, 2014

By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans’ jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost. Klain, a former senior aide in two Democratic administrations who is known for his keen political antenna, also must smooth over tensions with lawmakers who are angry about the government’s missteps and mixed messages. …

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Brad Pitt’s Fury closes festival

October 20th, 2014

Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury shows respect to World War Two soldiers, as it brings this year’s London Film Festival to a close.

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Ana downgraded to tropical storm; Hawaii relaxes

October 20th, 2014

Tourists watch surfers out in choppy waves at Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, as Hurricane Ana passes southwest of Hawaii. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.


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Disabled ship tugged away from Canada

October 20th, 2014

A Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being pulled away from the Canadian coast after fears of an oil spill.

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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, services ready team

October 19th, 2014

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America's hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.


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Body found in US hunt for student

October 19th, 2014

Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.

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Pope beatifying Paul VI at remarkable synod’s end

October 19th, 2014

Pope Francis attends the morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is celebrating the beatification Mass for Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops that has drawn parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council which Paul oversaw and implemented.


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Remains found in hunt for US student

October 19th, 2014

Virginia state police say they have found human remains that could be those of student Hannah Graham, missing since 13 September.

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