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  1. Feds offer $1.6 billion to pay Florida hospitals' uncompensated care billsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | McKnightsonline.com

    The federal government is offering to authorize $1.6 billion to reimburse Florida's hospitals for uncompensated care, but that is still $3 billion short in a budget impasse that is threatening to shut down the government. Providers, including nursing homes, are interested to see whether it's a signal the government is amenable to helping other states deal with funding issues.


  2. Bridgeport MBDA Business Center Held 1st Business Beyond Gaming SummitRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | PR Log

    PRLog - May 25, 2015 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Bridgeport, CT Minority Business Development Agency Business Center, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council , Bridgeport, and Boston MBDA Centers along with premier partners, The Native American Contractors Association , and Native American Financial Services Association ; held the First Ever "Business Beyond Gaming Summit" on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the beautiful MASHANTUCKET PEQUOT MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER.


  3. Harriton Senior Named 2015 U.S. Presidential ScholarRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Patch.com

    Scholars of the Arts were nominated to the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars through the YoungArts program for their artistic achievement, and then selected based on academic achievement, personal characteristics and leadership and service activities. The award, presented on behalf of the President of the United States, is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.


  4. Ireland to Hasten Same-Sex Marriage LegislationRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

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  5. CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor OmnicareRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Pocono Record

    CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly. The acquisition announced Thursday will give one of the biggest U.S. pharmacy benefits managers national reach in dispensing prescription drugs to assisted living and skilled nursing homes, long-term care facilities, hospitals and other care providers.


  6. Curb cell phone use behind the wheelRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Pocono Record

    Hand-held cell phone use is now banned in 14 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thirty-seven states and the District of Columbia ban all cell phone use by teen or novice drivers.


  7. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    A La Crosse man is continuing a 30-year tradition this Memorial Day, as he honors both past and present veterans the best way he knows how. Lt. Col.


  8. California gas tax increase: Is this the year Jerry Brown pushes it through?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Pasadena Star-News

    SACRAMENTO >> Since taking office in 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown has helped to resolve some of California's toughest fiscal challenges -- mainly huge structural deficits and old, forgotten debts. But this year he appears ready to take on Mission Impossible -- getting Democrats and Republicans to agree to increase the state's gas tax to fix California's crumbling roads and bridges.


  9. Legal pot use in other states can cause issues in IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

    Indiana residents who smoke marijuana legally in states that allow it could face prosecution or firing once they're home even if they aren't intoxicated. Legal experts tell The Indianapolis Star that having a trace of marijuana in one's system can lead to a conviction for operating while intoxicated or dismissal from a job under Indiana laws.


  10. Judge Blasts DC's Discretionary Gun LicensesRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | News Max

    Gun control advocates suffered a serious setback on May 18 when a federal court found Washington, D.C.'s strict "may issue" laws for obtaining a concealed carry permit to be unconstitutional. The order, issued by Judge Frederick J. Scullin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, in the case of Wrenn vs. District of Columbia, struck down the district's latest attempt to avoid the "shall issue" regulations in force in most states, which remove police discretion in the granting of concealed carry permits, the National Rifle Association notes.


  11. Capitol Police Explode Pressure Cooker in 'Suspicious' Vehicle Near National MallRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Roll Call

    A Capitol Police bomb squad safely exploded a pressure cooker in a parked car near the National Mall Sunday evening, the department said in a statement. They acted out of an abundance of caution, during the annual Memorial Day concert that draws thousands to the Capitol grounds, but later found nothing hazardous about the vehicle.


  12. Bexley High School stands tall in rankingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | This Week Community News

    Bexley High School has been recognized as one Ohio's top high schools, earning a gold medal and ranking at 146 in national rankings recently published by U.S. News and World Report . Bexley was tops in central Ohio and third in the state, behind only Walnut Hills and Indian Hill high schools in Cincinnati.


  13. Family stress and poverty affect student success, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Deseret News

    A survey of top teachers in the nation shows that family stress and poverty are the top factors that affect student success. A survey of top teachers in the nation found that family stress and poverty are top factors affecting many students' success, and that teachers would like to put funding into reducing those barriers The survey asked the 2015 state Teachers of the Year to rank the greatest barriers to academic access for their students, of which 46 responded, wrote the Washington Post .


  14. Hawaii joins nationwide suit over bogus cancer charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Honolulu Advertiser

    The lawsuit was filed against four bogus charities pretending to raise money for cancer awareness, said state Attorney General Doug Chin at a news conference announcing the lawsuit on Tuesday. These organizations masqueraded as cancer-related charities and deceived donors to cancer victims out of almost $187 million between 2008 and 2012.


  15. CareFirst Hack Affects 1.1M UsersRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | NewsFactor

    Health insurer CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, a company covering customers in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, has been hacked and over 1 million customers are caught in the fray. The sophisticated cyberattack gave bad actors unauthorized access to a CareFirst database.


  16. Bikers need to wear those helmetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Pickens Sentinel

    Warmer weather signals the return of motorcycles to the nation's highways and with them, the inevitable rise in traffic fatalities. While the "Look twice, save a life" campaign has been successful in raising awareness to this dangerous issue, ultimately, the program is aimed at vehicle drivers.


  17. Feds accuse 4 cancer groups in major fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Press & Argus

    Feds accuse 4 cancer groups in major fraud case Four cancer groups with Michigan ties are part of FTC probe Check out this story on livingstondaily.com: http://ldpaa.com/1HE5MiF Four bogus cancer charities with Michigan ties and four executives have been accused of swindling donors out of more than $187 million. For the first time ever, the action involved the Federal Trade Commission, all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


  18. The Proposed Exelon-Pepco Merger: A Basic PrimerRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Kos

    What does a giant energy generation and distribution corporation like Exelon see in a relatively tiny distribution utility like Pepco? Why is Exelon willing to pay $2.5 billion more than Pepco's current value?! Why are District of Columbia residents up in arms about the deal? On March 20, 2015, the CEO of Exelon Chris Crane testified before the DC Public Service Commission about his company's efforts to buy Pepco Holdings, a company that owns three distribution utilities serving customers in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. DC residents have until May 26, 2015 to submit comments in opposition or support of the proposed merger.


  19. Tennant officials file complaint against phony cancer charitiesRead the original story

    Yesterday | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.


  20. Tennant, officials file complaint against phony cancer charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | West Virginia Metro

    State and federal officials filed a lawsuit this week against four cancer charities that scammed more than $187 million from consumers throughout the country, including nearly $250,000 from West Virginians last year alone. West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, state law enforcement partners across the country, the District of Columbia and the Federal Trade Commission joined together to file the complaint against Cancer Fund America, Children's Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services and the Breast Cancer Society to put an end to the fraud.