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All states are undertaking a massive examination of Medicaid rolls — the first such review since the federal government lifted a pandemic-era moratorium on removing people from the program.


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The legislation would ban self-driving trucks weighing more than 10,000 pounds — which would include vehicles from UPS delivery trucks to massive semi-trucks — from operating on public roads unless a human driver is on board.


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The White House said the program will employ more than 20,000 young adults who will build trails, plant trees, help install solar panels and do other work to boost conservation and help prevent catastrophic wildfires.



“It's not something we see very commonly, but when we do see it we worry about spread in pockets of people who are not vaccinated. For those of us who are vaccinated, we don't have to worry about it,” said Dr. Christine Hahn.


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Gangs are defined as street-oriented groups whose identity includes involvement in illegal activity. If police had treated Proud Boys as members of a street gang from the group’s inception, the events of Jan. 6, 2021, might have been avoided


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Rapper Megan Thee Stallion has teamed up with Frito-Lay’s Flamin’ Hot brand to raise money for her alma mater, Texas Southern University, with hopes to launch a HBCU scholarship fund of up to $150,000


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters after a weekly caucus meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 

Gen. CQ Brown’s confirmation on a 83-11 vote, months after President Joe Biden nominated him for the post, comes as Democrats try to maneuver around holds placed on hundreds of nominations by Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville over the Pentagon’s abortion policy.


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An Alabama high school band director said that he was just “doing my job” when police officers arrested him and shocked him with a stun gun after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game.


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Drawing on data from the National Center for Education Statistics from 1987 to 2020, officials said the discrepancies in appropriated funding ranged from $172 million to $2.1 billion, creating significant financial disparities.


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The pain from a heart attack is so bad that it can feel like an elephant sitting on you. Patients with sickle cell disease, a genetic condition affecting the red blood cells, report that this kind of pain begins before their first birthday and continues intermittently for a lifetime.


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