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Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr.,...


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US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

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NEW YORK (AP) — Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over declines in international tourism to the U.S. and announced plans to reverse the trend. Organizers of the new Visit U.S. Coalition portrayed the decline as long-term, going back to 2015, and said they would work with the...


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Mom of malnourished children was 'perplexed' by police visit

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The mother of 13 malnourished children and young adults who were held in filthy conditions, some chained to furniture, was “perplexed” when deputies arrived at the family’s Southern California home, a sheriff’s official said Tuesday. The deputies had been summoned by a 17-year-...


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France's Macron, under pressure from angry allies, defends crackdowns on migrants

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CALAIS, France - French President Emmanuel Macron fired back Tuesday at criticism from his political allies over the way he has handled the migrant issue - a controversy that has ballooned into the first real crisis of his young presidency. Before his election in May,...


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Democrats running for Maryland governor face moment of reckoning Wednesday

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Wednesday will be one of the initial big moments of truth in Maryland’s 2018 election, with candidates for governor and other state and county offices required to show - for the first time in a year - how much money they have raised for their campaigns. The financial...


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The Latest: Mother of captive kids 'perplexed' by deputies

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 10:30 a.m. California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was “perplexed” about why police came to their home. Riverside County sheriff’s Capt. Greg...


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Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to intervene on DACA

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the “rare step” of asking the Supreme Court to clear the way for the Trump administration to dismantle a federal program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants who have lived in the...


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A new foodie mecca: a restaurant where lake algae and crispy piranha skin rule

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - Somewhere between the courses of high-altitude lake algae and cooked Peruvian clay came a bowl of frozen piranha heads, their jaws open and razor-sharp teeth bared. “You don’t eat the fish heads,” the waiter said, amused by my relieved look. Instead, they...


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13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. There were no toys and no bicycles on the front lawn - only weeds that sometimes grew six feet tall. Neighbors rarely saw the 13 siblings who lived inside the home in Southern California, because they never went outside to play. Instead, authorities said, they were...


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In a rarity, the Air Force temporarily deploys three kinds of bombers to the Pacific

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. B-52 Stratofortress bombers began arriving Tuesday at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, temporarily providing the Pentagon with a rarity as tensions with North Korea percolate: three kinds of bombers in the Pacific. The six B-52s and 300 airmen from Barksdale Air Force...


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