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North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill State News
North Carolina's GOP-led House Fails to Override Governor's Veto of Abortion Bill
2019-06-07 21:00:23
by Dan McCue

North Carolina's Republican-led House on Thursday failed to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would require doctors to try to preserve the life of an infant born alive during an attempted abortion. To override Cooper's veto... Read More

Montana Judge Rules Secretary of State Can't Override Governor's Veto of Bison Bill Political News
Montana Judge Rules Secretary of State Can't Override Governor's Veto of Bison Bill
2019-06-07 20:54:17
by Dan McCue

A judge in Helena, Montana ruled this week that Montana's secretary of state does not have the authority to unilaterally override Governor Steve Bullock's veto of a controversial bill changing the definition of what constitutes a wild bison. In vetoing... Read More

Analysis: Why Alexa’s Bedside Manner Is Bad for Health Care Health
Analysis: Why Alexa’s Bedside Manner Is Bad for Health Care

Amazon has opened a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data. Using this new feature — which Amazon labeled as a “skill” — a company named Livongo will allow diabetes patients — which it... Read More

‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune Media
‘Poisonous Thorns’: The Times Abraham Lincoln Got Mad — Like, Really Mad — at the Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — Abraham Lincoln was mad. Really mad. “How, in God’s name, do you let such paragraphs into the Tribune?” he furiously scribbled in Springfield on June 27, 1858, firing off a gruff note to Charles H. Ray, the editor-in-chief... Read More

Robin Hood to Rescue of Rural Hospitals? New Math Promised on Medicare Payments Health
Robin Hood to Rescue of Rural Hospitals? New Math Promised on Medicare Payments

As rural hospital closures roil the country, some states are banking on a Trump administration proposal to change the way hospital payments are calculated to rescue them. The goal of the proposal, unveiled by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services... Read More

Reusable Bags, Paper Straws, Cardboard Containers: Jamaica Boldly Moves to Save Paradise Environment
Reusable Bags, Paper Straws, Cardboard Containers: Jamaica Boldly Moves to Save Paradise

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Frozen rum cocktails are now sipped through paper straws. Supermarket groceries are packed in reusable bags. And restaurant take-out is carried out in cardboard containers. As a January countrywide ban on the importation, manufacturing and distribution of... Read More

Cannabis Banking Bill May Falter Again Despite State Support Economy
Cannabis Banking Bill May Falter Again Despite State Support

WASHINGTON — Many state leaders are hoping the fourth time’s the charm for a federal bill that would protect banks from being penalized for serving licensed cannabis businesses. Many banks are reluctant to work with marijuana businesses or people in... Read More

Automakers Say Trump’s Plan to Weaken Emission Standards Risks Crippling Industry Economy
Automakers Say Trump’s Plan to Weaken Emission Standards Risks Crippling Industry

WASHINGTON — Some of the world’s largest car manufacturers have delivered a unified message to President Donald Trump: Go back to the negotiating table on vehicle emission standards or risk crippling their industry. Seventeen major automakers, including General Motors, Ford,... Read More

FCC Gives Telephone Companies More Authority to Block Robocalls Telecom
FCC Gives Telephone Companies More Authority to Block Robocalls

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Thursday to authorize phone carriers to automatically recognize and block robocalls, a move that could spare Americans from billions of unwanted telemarketing and scam calls each year. Under the order, which passed... Read More

House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing Congress
House Democrats Don’t Have a Majority for Impeachment, But Support Is Growing

WASHINGTON — When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke last weekend at the California state Democratic Party convention, she was greeted with cries of “Impeach! Impeach!” from the crowd. The reality, however, is far different: Among House Democrats, a majority do... Read More

New York Offers Up Trump’s State Tax Returns — But One Lawmaker Stands in the Way In The News
New York Offers Up Trump’s State Tax Returns — But One Lawmaker Stands in the Way

WASHINGTON — House Democrats clamoring for Donald Trump’s tax information have eagerly awaited a newly passed New York law allowing limited access to the president’s state returns. They’re about to be sorely disappointed. House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal... Read More

Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act Congress
Contempt Charge Against Barr, McGahn Refined as House Set to Act

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are moving ahead with a contempt of Congress resolution against Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn for defying subpoenas, and they’re adding a shortcut for future legal confrontations with the Trump... Read More

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