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Arkansas allowed to impose Medicaid work requirement

Arkansas allowed to impose Medicaid work requirement Verma, however, didn't approve another proposal by Arkansas to move 60,000 people off the Medicaid expansion by lowering the eligibility cap from 138 percent of the federal poverty level to 100 percent. But unlike IN and Kentucky, the other states that have been granted similar waivers this year, Arkansas plans to discipline Medicaid recipients who fail to meet the requirements by locking them out... [Full Article...]

Alexander Litvinenko's widow says Russian spy in hospital is like 'déjà vu'

Alexander Litvinenko's widow says Russian spy in hospital is like 'déjà vu' Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner Mark Rowley told the BBC that the case is unusual and that it is critical to determine what happened as soon as possible. They are now being treated for suspected exposure to an unknown substance , and both remain in a critical condition in intensive care. Neighbour James Puttock said Mr Skripal had lived in the area for more than seven years. [Full Article...]

Lenin statue toppled in Tripura, Mamata Banerjee says won't tolerate it

Lenin statue toppled in Tripura, Mamata Banerjee says won't tolerate it As a result they are languishing with 1.8 per cent votes. "In fact you [BJP] have no right to demolish statues of Gandhiji, Marx, Lenin, Swami Vivekananda or Netaji [Subhas Chandra Bose]", Ms Banerjee said in a public rally in Bankura district. [Full Article...]

Doubts raised over meeting apprenticeships target

Doubts raised over meeting apprenticeships target Leyland's apprentices are sourced via a comprehensive campaign which includes dialogue with local schools and colleges, advertising with the apprenticeship service and raising awareness of opportunities internally with current employees. He said: "I had no work experience and needed to learn about the world of work". Mike Thompson, Director, Early Careers, Barclays , said: "The introduction of th... [Full Article...]

Myanmar Continues Its 'Campaign of Terror and Forced Starvation' Against Rohingya

Myanmar Continues Its 'Campaign of Terror and Forced Starvation' Against Rohingya There are credible accounts of widespread human rights abuses, including rape, the torching of homes and killings, carried out against the Rohingya , leading to accusations that Myanmar is guilty of "ethnic cleansing", or even genocide. Living conditions for refugees remain extremely hard despite a growing global response, but the United Nations refugee agency said the threat from elephants h... [Full Article...]

Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election

Italy faces political gridlock as 5-Star surges in election Matteo Salvini , the leader of the anti-migrant League, said his center-right coalition is in a position to form the next Italian government after winning the most votes in Sunday's election. "Di Maio wins, Italy ungovernable", was the front page headline on the first edition of La Stampa newspaper. "So, we want to be prepared when the moment comes". [Full Article...]

Michelle Obama dances with little girl photographed gazing at her Smithsonian portrait

Michelle Obama dances with little girl photographed gazing at her Smithsonian portrait She also included some video of herself and a very spirited Parker dancing to Taylor Swift's song Shake It Off. During the portrait unveiling ceremony, Obama said she was "thinking about all of the young people, particularly girls and girls of color , who in years ahead will come to this place and they will look up and they will see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall"... [Full Article...]

Cops, firefighters save choking puppy at police station

Cops, firefighters save choking puppy at police station First responders in MA came to the rescue of a choking puppy Sunday and the whole thing was caught on camera. North Reading police officers and firefighters are captured on surveillance video saving a choking puppy. With a series of blows to his back and chest compressions, the officers managed to dislodge the what was stuck his throat. The puppy left with her, and was treated by a veterinaria... [Full Article...]

Prominent South Korean politician resigns after rape allegations, asks for forgiveness

Prominent South Korean politician resigns after rape allegations, asks for forgiveness In an emotional interview on South Korean television, Kim Ji-eun said she was raped by Ahn on four occasions starting in June a year ago, including on business trips to Switzerland and Russian Federation. It was an astonishing turnaround for Ahn, who enjoyed huge popularity among young liberal voters thanks to his wholesome image and good looks, which helped him earn the nickname "South Chungche... [Full Article...]

France to Set Age of Consent to 15 After Child Sex Outrage

France to Set Age of Consent to 15 After Child Sex Outrage Currently, adult sex with a minor aged under 15 is classified as sexual assault or molesting, punishable by up to five years in prison, compared with 20 for rape. It would be the first law of its kind in France, where there is now no law that states a child below a certain age is considered incapable of consenting to sex. [Full Article...]

What next? Post-election scenarios for Italy

What next? Post-election scenarios for Italy Crucially, the League has overtaken Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia as the biggest grouping within the centre-right alliance. But the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement party looks likely to score the single largest number of votes on the back of widespread discontent over high unemployment and a lagging economy - just not enough votes to form a government on its own. [Full Article...]

McDonald's To Serve Fresh North American Beef Starting In May

McDonald's To Serve Fresh North American Beef Starting In May McDonald's said Tuesday that it is serving Quarter Pounders with fresh beef rather than frozen patties at about a quarter of its USA restaurants, a switch it first announced about a year ago as it works to appeal to customers who want fresher foods. [Full Article...]

Utah State Bar apologizes for sending nude photo to lawyers

Utah State Bar apologizes for sending nude photo to lawyers George, Fox 13 reported . The Utah State Bar has apologized after it emailed a photo of a topless woman to all active attorneys in the state. The Bar quickly sent out a note of apology to everyone on the email list immediately after realizing what it had sent. [Full Article...]

EU weighs retaliatory measures to Trump's metal tariffs

EU weighs retaliatory measures to Trump's metal tariffs Navarro did not elaborate on the exemption procedure and the White House did not immediately return a request for comment. In his Twitter posts on Monday, Trump for the first time made explicitly clear that Canada and Mexico would not be exempted from these tariffs . [Full Article...]

Greek court rejects extradition of Turk wanted over links to bombings

Greek court rejects extradition of Turk wanted over links to bombings The court chose to remand them in custody on Friday, on the grounds of attempted military espionage and entering a prohibited military zone, Turkish media said. The lawyers of the soldiers had filed an appeal to the First Penal Court of Peace in Edirne, objecting to their custody and demanded their release, the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the med... [Full Article...]

Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns after pleading guilty to theft

Nashville mayor Megan Barry resigns after pleading guilty to theft Last month, authorities charged in court documents that newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence that Barry and Forrest were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard. According to the newspaper, Forrest accompanied Barry on trips to Paris, Washington, New York, Denver, Oakland and other cities in the past year. February 4: Mayor Megan Barry wants to earn Nash... [Full Article...]

What is a customs union?

What is a customs union? Donnelly will also claim that it is inevitable that Britain will eventually return to the European Union single market . Jeremy Corbyn is expected to formally unveil Labour's approach to Brexit on Monday, when he is expected to say that life outside the bloc does not necessarily mean the United Kingdom is "doomed" and that the situation is "what we make of it together". [Full Article...]

Man arrested for threatening to shoot up school within Camden CSD

Man arrested for threatening to shoot up school within Camden CSD Schools in the Apollo-Ridge School District will be closed Monday due to a school threat. The man said he was concerned about alarming messages Davis sent him on Facebook , where he indicated that he planned on shooting up an un unidentified school in the Camden Central School District. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of United Kingdom visit

Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of United Kingdom visit Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister on Tuesday defended his country's "just" war in Yemen , on the eve of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's controversial visit to Britain. The deal is aimed at developing the Egyptian side of NEOM, the futuristic project straddling Saudi Arabia and Jordan which was unveiled by Prince Mohammed last October as part of plans to diversify the kingdom's oil-dependent e... [Full Article...]

John Hardie back in Scotland fold after ban for alleged cocaine use

John Hardie back in Scotland fold after ban for alleged cocaine use Edinburgh openside John Hardie returns to the Scotland set-up for the first time since he served a three-month ban for gross misconduct after an internal SRU investigation into what was widely reported to be cocaine use. The Glasgow duo of hooker Brown and centre Dunbar both return from head knocks and an additional thigh problem for the latter. "It increases the competition we've had". [Full Article...]


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