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Trump administration halts billions in Affordable Care Act payments
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Trump administration halts billions in Affordable Care Act payments

(UPI) -- President Donald Trump's administration is freezing billions of dollars in payments to health insurers under the Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the ACA program, announc...
Local school boards to Mayor de Blasio: abandon desegregation tactics
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Local school boards to Mayor de Blasio: abandon desegregation tactics

Three local school boards representing thousands of city families have come out swinging against Mayor de Blasio's plan to desegregate top public high schools -- and activists say more protest is coming. In an op-ed published on the education blog Chalkbeat...
RNC to focus on ‘militant’ and ‘extremist’ Democrats for midterms
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RNC to focus on ‘militant’ and ‘extremist’ Democrats for midterms

The Republican National Committee plans to brand Democrats in the midterm elections as militant and extremist, spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany confirmed Thursday. During an interview on The Hill TV's "Rising," Ms. McEnany described the RNC's strategy for midte...
DHS expands power to initiate deportations
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DHS expands power to initiate deportations

The Trump administration has expanded the government's deportation powers, issuing guidelines urging officers at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — the legal immigration agency — to begin the removal process for people who use fraudulent documents or ...
Teachers union gives anthem protestor Kaepernick its ‘highest honor’
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Teachers union gives anthem protestor Kaepernick its ‘highest honor’

He may never hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but Colin Kaepernick has amassed no shortage of awards from left-leaning groups, most recently the National Education Association. The nation's largest teachers' union honored Kaepernick with the Presidents Award, des...
Chicago: Anti-violence protesters to shut down Dan Ryan expressway
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Chicago: Anti-violence protesters to shut down Dan Ryan expressway

On this much police and activist South Side priest Michael Pfleger can agree: Saturday morning's anti-violence march on the Dan Ryan Expressway is all about danger. Pfleger -- and perhaps hundreds of others -- plan to shut down traffic on the expressway to ...
Trump supporter dragged by car for his allegiance to the president
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Trump supporter dragged by car for his allegiance to the president

A Boynton Beach man says he got attacked in his yard -- on Independence Day, no less -- for his support of Donald Trump. Jeff Good said he was watching fireworks in his driveway when a driver pulled up and told him to remove a Trump flag from his yard. "...
Protesters demand Philadelphia stop sharing arrest info with ICE
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Protesters demand Philadelphia stop sharing arrest info with ICE

The name sounds as if it belongs on a golf-course scorecard: PARS. Actually, it's an acronym for Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System, a real-time, computer database of arrests, operated by the City of Philadelphia and, via contract, shared with federal...
Pope Francis: Climate change is turning Earth into rubble
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Pope Francis: Climate change is turning Earth into rubble

(UPI) -- Pope Francis urged governments to honor the Paris climate agreement -- or else, he said, the Earth will turn into "rubble, deserts and refuse." The pope made the speech at a conference marking the third anniversary of his Laudato Si' encyclical, wh...
Dallas mom shoots man who tries to steal car with kids inside: ‘Defending what’s mine’
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Dallas mom shoots man who tries to steal car with kids inside: ‘Defending what’s mine’

Michelle Booker-Hickstold a local Fox affiliate that she was paying for a tank of gas at the Shell station near Camp Wisdom Road around 10 p.m. when she saw a man get into her SUV with her 2- and 4-year-old sons still in the backseat. “I proceeded to jump i...