Thursday , 25 May 2017

Jon Kerns

GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

Congress’ official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill. Now Republicans in the Senate have to decide how to make their version different. The Congressional Budget Office report, issued Wednesday, also found that average premiums would fall compared with President …

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AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under President Donald Trump’s budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while introducing the budget Tuesday: “There are no Medicaid cuts in the terms of what ordinary human beings would refer to as a cut. We are not spending less …

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Billy Bush breaks silence on infamous tape with Trump: 'I sacrificed … my own dignity'

Billy Bush broke his silence on the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape with Donald Trump in an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, saying he did not take Trump’s comments seriously at the time. “If I had ever thought … that there was a grown man sitting in front of me detailing his sexual assault strategy, I would …

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LEADING OFF: Cubs stage “Anchorman” trip, Pujols nears 600

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ——— STAY CLASSY, CHICAGO With his Chicago Cubs hovering just over .500, manager Joe Maddon is borrowing inspiration from the Channel 4 news team: new suits! The Cubs will sport “Anchorman” themed outfits when they leave Chicago for Los Angeles to begin a road trip that will also take them …

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Trust Colangelo: 76ers president holds reigns on Process

Bryan Colangelo is not masking inferior basketball with a snappy nickname. The only banner he wants raised is one for the next Philadelphia 76ers‘ championship. The effort toward a title — OK, let’s face it, anything near .500 — could get the breakthrough the organization needs with the No. 3 overall pick and four second-rounders in next month’s NBA draft. …

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Curses! Andretti weary of talking Indy 500 disappointment

Before Marco Andretti ties the knot, he has another milestone in mind to seal with a kiss. This love story comes with no guarantees: The Brickyard just may jilt him. But “Indianapolis 500 champion Marco Andretti” sure does have a nice ring to it for a family touched with more failure than fortune at “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” If …

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More than 60 players of 137 to keep name in NBA draft

The NBA draft is June 22 in Brooklyn. There are two rounds and 60 total selections. Nearly all of the projected first-round picks decided to declare and keep their names in for the draft. Freshmen Lonzo Ball (UCLA), Josh Jackson (Kansas), Jayson Tatum (Duke), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky) and most of the others signed with agents, and potential No. 1 overall …

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Asian shares gain, tracking Wall St advance, oil price rally

Asian shares climbed Thursday after Wall Street advanced overnight into record territory spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve. KEEPING SCORE: The Nikkei 225 stock index in Tokyo climbed 0.4 percent to 19,821.44 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 0.7 percent to 25,598.44. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1 percent to 2,340.23 while the Shanghai Composite index gained …

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Cavaliers' Tyronn Lue: 'I don't even think about' Warriors

“I don’t even think about them,” Lue said of the Warriors to a small group of traveling Cleveland beat writers following the Cavs’ Game 4 win Tuesday. “We’re just focused on Boston. The stuff they’re running, it’s harder to defend than Golden State’s [offense] for me, as far as the actions and all the running around and all the guys …

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Which teams won and lost after early draft decisions?

Roy Williams expected to have? Tony Bradley in the middle this season. Now, after Bradley’s decision to leave Chapel Hill after his freshman season, Williams might be forced to go with a pair of unproven big men:? Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman. Williams isn’t the only coach from last year’s Final Four who took a major hit with the NBA …

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