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Trump´s Solid Support From Base Shows Some Cracks on Health Care

Bloomberg Politics, by Justin Mattingly Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 17 43 2017 05:43:32 GMT Donald Trump’s most fervent supporters are less confident of his leadership on health care even though they still overwhelmingly support him as president, the latest Bloomberg National Poll shows. As Trump calls on the U.S. Senate to pass legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare, 60 percent of all poll respondents said they think it’s unrealistic that a bill lowering premiums and covering more people will be passed in the next several years. At the same time, health care ranked as the most important issue facing the country, ahead of jobs, terrorism and immigration. Health-insurance companies and drug companies fared

OJ Simpson Faces Good Chance at Parole From Nevada Prison

Associated Press, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 17 53 2017 05:53:29 GMT Las Vegas – O.J. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate No. 1027820, will have a lot going for him when he asks state parole board members this week to release him after serving more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. Now 70, Simpson will have history in his favor and a clean record behind bars as he approaches the nine-year minimum of his 33-year sentence for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. Plus, the parole board sided with him once before. No one at his Thursday hearing is expected to oppose releasing him in October — not his victim,

Tesla crash: Car flips and injures five passengers after autopilot mode ´suddenly accelerates´

Independent [UK], by Mythili Sampathkumar Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 17 59 2017 05:59:46 GMT New York ‘ A Tesla owner is blaming the car´s autopilot feature for “suddenly accelerated” and flipping his vehicle, injuring him and four others. The crash occurred west of the Minneapolis’St.Paul, Minnesota when David Clark engaged the semi’autonomous driving feature in his Tesla electric car on a country road. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff´s office, Mr Clark´s Tesla was found overturned in a marsh but the injuries were “minor”. The “cruise control” option in Teslas use cameras, radars, and an on’board computers to detect lanes, other vehicles, and objects in the road, steering as needed.

Joe Biden: Americans decided health care is for all. The GOP wants to roll that back.

Washington Post, by Joe Biden Posted By: RockyTCB- Mon, 17 59 2017 05:59:49 GMT as vice president, I met with Americans all across our country. What they told me over and over is that the Affordable Care Act gave them peace of mind — that if they got sick, or if their child got sick, they could get care and not have to worry about going broke as a result. They no longer had to lay awake at night wondering: Can I pay for this treatment? What happens if she gets cancer? How will I feed my family and afford the care? They told me that because when the ACA became law and health’care coverage

Merkel rules out limiting number of refugees in Germany

CNN, by Judith Vonberg Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 17 06 2017 06:06:04 GMT German Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out setting an upper limit on refugees coming to Germany, defying her long’term coalition partner on an issue that threatens to open up a rift between the country´s ruling political parties just two months before federal elections. “On the issue of an upper limit, my position is clear,” Merkel said in an interview broadcast live on Germany´s ARD on Sunday. “I won´t accept one.” Merkel will need the support of the Christian Social Union ” the more conservative sister party to Merkel´s Christian Democratic Union ” in order to remain Chancellor after September elections.

Migrant Crisis: EU Limits Sale of Inflatable Boats to Libya


BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is allowing members to restrict sales of inflatable boats and outboard motors to Libya in an effort to stop dangerous migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. EU foreign ministers agreed Monday to allow member countries to ban such export or supply “where there are reasonable grounds to believe that they will be used by people smugglers and human traffickers.” A statement said the measure will also apply to boats and motors transiting through the EU, but not to fishermen or others with legitimate need for them. The foreign ministers also agreed to extend a border aid mission in Libya through the end of 2018 that helps Libyan security forces, notably in the lawless south. Migrant crossings from Libya to Italy on unsafe boats have climbed in recent weeks.

At Least 100 Tourists Forced to Evacuate in Montenegro Fires


PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has asked for international help to fight wildfires that are also raging along the Adriatic sea coastline in neighboring Croatia, authorities said Monday.

Orlando Bloom & Robert Downey Jr. Once Gave John Boyega Dating Tips

The “Star Wars” actor sat down with GQ to talk acting and “ruffling feathers” in the push for Hollywood diversity.

Andrew Garfield Responds To Uproar Over ‘Gay’ Comments

The “Amazing Spider-Man” star says his remarks were widely misconstrued.

R. Kelly Accused of Keeping Women in Sex ‘Cult’ in Atlanta, Chicago Homes

R. Kelly is being accused of keeping several women in an abusive “cult” in his Chicago and Atlanta-area properties, parents of the women and the singer’s former employees claim in a report published by Buzzfeed News.