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CBO: 14 million people would lose coverage next year under GOP health care plan

CBO reportThe Congressional Budget Office’s report on the American Health Care Act estimates that 14 million people would be without health insurance in 2018 versus under the plan, while 24 million people would be uninsured in 2026 than under the current plan.

The 28-page report released Monday afternoon was bad news for Republicans who had been preemptively attacking the office in anticipation of a negative report.


No answers on what President Trump is doing with the White House salary he said he didn’t want

Tump still getting salaryHere’s the $400,000 question: What is President Trump doing with his White House salary?

The White House has thus far refused to say how the business mogul is handling his executive pay — even though Trump vowed on the campaign trail he’d be giving it all away.


Trump's season of fear: inside the devastation left by immigration raids

Trump season of fearJust after 8am on the first of March, Lucia Gomez sat snarled in traffic on her way to her office when she received a call from an undocumented worker – an elderly member of the labor union where she works as an organizer.

Two officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) were knocking at the door of the man’s apartment building in Union City, New Jersey. Should he let them in? Was it unlawful to not let them in? If he didn’t open the door, would they find a way to arrest and deport him anyway?


2016 Was Worst Year Yet For Children Caught In Syria's War, UNICEF Says

Syria's children deaths in 2016Violence in Syria took a horrible toll on the country's children last year, the United Nations' children's agency says, with the civil war blamed for killing at least 652 children — 255 of whom were either in or near a school.

In another unsettling trend, 851 children were recruited and used in the conflict in 2016 — double the figure who were recruited in 2015, UNICEF says. The agency says that children's deaths rose 20 percent and injuries rose by 25 percent.

The agency's report, released Monday, is titled "Hitting Rock Bottom."


Video poses new questions about 2014 Ferguson police shooting

Michael BrownPreviously undisclosed video of Michael Brown, recorded hours before the unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has raised new questions about his final hours.

The footage shows Brown - whose death in 2014 prompted national protests and kindled a debate about how U.S. police treat minorities - at a convenience store the night before he was killed. It was unearthed by a documentary filmmaker, according to the New York Times.


Kellyanne Conway challenges media on surveillance comments

Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Conway on Monday challenged reports on the nature of her comments about surveillance and the Trump campaign.

A day after she was interviewed by The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record, the presidential adviser took to Twitter to say her words were misconstrued.

TVNL Comment;  If you can't attack the message, attack the messenger.  An old tactic, perfected by Conway. Don't the Tump people know that there are tapes?


Deadly blast destroys bus in Afghan capital

Kabul bus blastAn explosion in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul destroyed a bus carrying government employees on Monday, killing at least one person and wounding eight, Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.

Security forces surrounded the smoking remains of the completely burned-out bus that was carrying employees from one of the country's biggest telecoms firms.

A security official said the blast was caused by a suicide bomber on foot, but Sediqqi said it appeared to have been caused by a roadside bomb.


Ethiopia rubbish landslide kills 48 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopia rubbish landslideAt least 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, officials say.

They say dozens of people are still missing since the landslide on Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there at the time.

A number of makeshift houses are now buried under tonnes of waste.


Mayors resist Trump's immigration policies: ‘We cannot submit to a bully’

Trump faces mayor rebellionDonald Trump is a bully whose immigration policies represent a threat to the safety and prosperity of American cities, according to the mayors of sanctuary cities Santa Fe and Philadelphia.

“Just being able to have a city people can feel proud of,” said Santa Fe mayor Javier Gonzales, “that is under threat because of the president’s efforts to expand the role of Ice and disrupt and demonize many immigrants and their families in a way that’s very harmful to our cities.”


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