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1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

1 in 6 ER visits or hospital stays triggers 'surprise' bill

SUMMARY: Texas seems like a bit of a gamble, with 27% of emergency room visits and 38% of in-network hospital stays triggering at least one such bill.

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Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty

Joe Biden’s claim that ‘almost half’ of Americans live in poverty

SUMMARY: Using the official poverty measure, 12.3 percent of U.S. residents were below the federal poverty line in 2017.

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Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

SUMMARY: MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Republican Roy Moore will announce today if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.

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Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

Witness: Navy SEAL called dead prisoner an 'ISIS dirtbag'

SUMMARY: "He looked about 12 years old," Dille said.

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Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

SUMMARY: Compared with its feats of the 1960s and 1970s, the U.S. space program is now a second thought, he said.

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Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

Public to weigh in on revised California vaccine bill

SUMMARY: — The state public health officer, who is a doctor, could revoke any that don't meet national guidelines.

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Alaska lawmakers weigh governor's call for new session venue

Alaska lawmakers weigh governor's call for new session venue

SUMMARY: WASILLA, Alaska — When Alaska Gov.

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On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations

On Politics: Revisiting the Case for Reparations

SUMMARY: _____________________• The House waded into the debate over reparations for African-Americans on Wednesday, convening its first hearing on legislation introduced 30 years ago.

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Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

Homeless crisis spurs recall effort against LA mayor

SUMMARY: LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti didn't create the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, but he owns it.

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Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules

Exclusive: U.S. tells India it is mulling caps on H-1B visas to deter data rules

SUMMARY: “The proposal is that any country that does data localization, then it (H-1B visas) would be limited to about 15% of the quota.

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A Trio of Unlikely Partners: Kim, Xi and Trump

A Trio of Unlikely Partners: Kim, Xi and Trump

SUMMARY: “Had a very good telephone conversation with President Xi,” an eager Mr. Trump said on Twitter.

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AOC's 'concentration camps' rhetoric is 'demoralizing' agents, acting ICE chief says

AOC's 'concentration camps' rhetoric is 'demoralizing' agents, acting ICE chief says

SUMMARY: They are concentration camps," Ocasio-Cortez said during a live-stream that was viewed by Fox News.

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Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists

Biden and Democratic Rivals Exchange Attacks Over His Remarks on Segregationists

SUMMARY: The two men developed an “unlikely relationship,” as Mr. Biden put it in his 2007 book, as Mr. Eastland helped Mr. Biden achieve his first seat of power on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Alan Dershowitz: Trump 'perfectly entitled to invoke executive privilege'

Alan Dershowitz: Trump 'perfectly entitled to invoke executive privilege'

SUMMARY: "The danger is you can diminish executive privilege and legislative privilege and judicial privilege, not only for this administration but for future administrations," he said.

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Hannity to CNN boss: 'You should be ashamed of yourself' for letting Don Lemon make Hitler comparison

Hannity to CNN boss: 'You should be ashamed of yourself' for letting Don Lemon make Hitler comparison

SUMMARY: "You let your 'journalist' Don Lemon say this on your network last night?

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South Carolina Will Host 21 Presidential Candidates, and C-Span Can’t Do Live Coverage

South Carolina Will Host 21 Presidential Candidates, and C-Span Can’t Do Live Coverage

SUMMARY: But the South Carolina convention, virtually a required stop for presidential hopefuls, is typically open to all journalistic comers.

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Joe Biden says Cory Booker 'should apologize' for slam over working with segregationist senators

Joe Biden says Cory Booker 'should apologize' for slam over working with segregationist senators

SUMMARY: BIDEN SLAMMED BY DEM RIVALS FOR HIGHLIGHTING ABILITY TO WORK WITH SEGREGATIONIST SENATORSBooker said in a statement he was “disappointed” Biden had yet to issue an “immediate apology.”“Cory should apologize,” Biden said in response on Wednesday.

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Biden faces backlash over comments about the ‘civility’ of his past work with racist senators

Biden faces backlash over comments about the ‘civility’ of his past work with racist senators

SUMMARY: “The fact that he has said something that an African American man could find very offensive and then to turn around and say, you know, ‘I’m not a racist, you should apologize to me’ .

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A New Lincoln Bible, From a Mantel to a Presidential Library

A New Lincoln Bible, From a Mantel to a Presidential Library

SUMMARY: As of Thursday, it will go on display for the first time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Ill., a bequest from the family of the Rev.

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Jesse Watters: Comparing Parkland shooting victim dropped by Harvard to shooter is 'irresponsible'

Jesse Watters: Comparing Parkland shooting victim dropped by Harvard to shooter is 'irresponsible'

SUMMARY: Fox News' Jesse Watters criticized a critic of Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv who compared the student to the very shooter who killed his classmates.

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