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  1. Talent agency CANCELS Miss USA swimsuit competition and people are not happyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Star

    But local Miss Teen USA officials are seething about the decision after the show was bought from President-elect Donald Trump. US talent agency WME/IMG paid a reported $22million to buy the competition - as well as Miss Universe and Miss USA - from Trump in September 2015.


  2. Bought Milk? You May Be Eligible for $70 in These 15 StatesRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Time

    You may be eligible to get your money back if you bought milk or other dairy products in the past 14 years and live in one of 15 states. The refund is the result of a class action lawsuit against milk producers in Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.


  3. Montgomery Council passes $15 minimum wage for most businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Legislation to raise Montgomery County's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020 passed the County Council on a 5-4 vote on Tuesday, but it is unclear whether County Executive Isiah Leggett will allow the measure to become law. The affluent county of about 1 million residents would be the second Washington-area jurisdiction to adopt a $15 hourly minimum, after the District of Columbia.


  4. Former D.C. Mayor Tony Williams endorses Betsy DeVosRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams has endorsed Besty DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, a show of support that stands in stark contrast to the harsh criticisms directed at DeVos by many of Williams' fellow Democrats. In a YouTube video released Tuesday morning, Williams praised DeVos for the same thing that has made her among the most controversial of Trump's cabinet picks: Her championing of publicly funded voucher programs that enable poor children to attend private schools.


  5. Bought milk? Deadline approaches in $52M price fixing settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WAOW

    Time is running out for any milk consumer in 15 states and the District of Columbia to take part in a $52 million class action settlement. The suit alleges that some dairy co-ops and others conspired to fix prices by reducing the size of their herds, thus raising the price of milk.


  6. Abortions in US at Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade: SurveyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | NBC Washington

    In this Oct. 4, 2014 file photo, as the U.S. Supreme Court begins its new term this week, pro-life advocates hold a prayer vigil on the plaza of the high court in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Even as the 2016 election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey released Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 by the Guttmacher Institute finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.


  7. Repeal and replace vs. the public's healthRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Hill

    As efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act begin, the debate continues on what will happen to the millions of Americans who are currently receiving coverage and what it will mean for their health. But that's only half the debate.


  8. More with mental illness and substance use disorders have health insuranceRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act , but many barriers to treatment remain, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. The findings, published Jan. 17 in the journal Psychiatric Services , come just as Congressional leaders and the president-elect vow to repeal the ACA.


  9. U.S. Abortion Rate Drops to Lowest in DecadesRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | WebMD

    Jan. 17, 2017 -- The number of abortions in the United States in 2014 was the lowest since 1974, a new study says. There were 926,200 abortions in 2014, a 12.5 percent drop from 1.06 million abortions in 2011, according to the study released Tuesday by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, the Associated Press reported.


  10. DeVos likely to advance school choice as education secretaryRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Tribune-Chronicle

    Charter schools and school choice are expected to be a major focus of education policy under the new Trump administration. Betsy DeVos, Trump's choice for education secretary, has spent over two decades advocating for school choice programs, which give students and parents an alternative to traditional public school education.


  11. When is Trump the president? Your guide to the U.S. inaugurationRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Globe and Mail

    The moment Trump has been waiting for, and his opponents have been dreading, is almost here: On Jan. 20, the president-elect becomes the president. Evan Annett explains what happens when, how the ceremony works and what to watch Since 1976, the president-elect has traditionally spent the night before Inauguration Day at Blair House, the presidential guest house .


  12. D.C. Council Approves New Paid Parental, Family, and Medical Leave ActRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | jdsupra.com

    On December 20, 2016, the D.C. Council approved, by a vote of 9 to 4, a wide-ranging new paid leave system that applies to private employers in the District of Columbia. The Universal Paid Leave Act of 2016 is a bill that will allow individuals who work in Washington D.C. to take eight weeks of qualifying parental leave, six weeks of qualifying family leave, and two weeks of qualifying medical leave, and it establishes a 0.62% payroll tax on all D.C. employers in order to provide those benefits.


  13. $52m available to milk buyers in 15 states as part of antitrust settlementRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | WTOL-TV Toledo

    Bought milk? Residents of 15 states and the District of Columbia who bought dairy products between 2003 and today could receive $10 to $20 as part of an antitrust settlement with the dairy industry. To claim the moola, head to BoughtMilk.com and answer a few simple questions regarding residency and dairy purchase history, then click "Submit your Claim!" The deadline to file a claim is January 31. BoughtMilk.com is the official website for the Fresh Milk Products Price-Fixing Class Action Lawsuit, filed in 2011 and alleging that U.S. dairy producers slaughtered more than 500,000 cows to reduce milk supply and drive up dairy prices.


  14. Deputies searching for Henderson Co. man missing since DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | FOX Carolina

    Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table. But the 14-year-old posted a more haunting picture, a forlorn selfie taken in a dimly lit room, when she opened a Facebook account last year and invited people to comment on it.


  15. Parties, protests set for capitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Denton Record-Chronicle

    Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demonstration the day after. How many will actually arrive to party or protest is an open question.


  16. Dakota Access company files motion to halt environmental studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2016 | Reuters

    Energy Transfer Partners has filed a motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from initiating an environmental study for its controversial Dakota Access pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Energy Transfer Partners requested on Monday that a U.S. District Court judge for the District of Columbia stop the Corps from initiating the environmental impact statement process until a ruling has been made on whether the company already has necessary approvals for the pipeline crossing.


  17. Bought dairy in Michigan since 2003? You could get a cash payoutRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | ClickOnDetroit

    If you've purchase dairy products in Michigan from 2003 to 2017, you may be eligible for a cash refund as a result of a class action lawsuit. The antitrust lawsuit alleges a nationwide conspiracy by CWT and its members to limit the production of raw farm milk by prematurely slaughtering cows, in order to illegally increase the price of milk and other fresh milk products.


  18. United Fire Group, Inc. Announces Its 2016 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Earnings CallRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | GlobeNewswire

    United Fire Group, Inc. announced today that its 2016 fourth quarter and year-end earnings results will be released before the market opens on February 16, 2017. An earnings call will be held at 9:00 a.m. central time on that date to allow securities analysts, shareholders and other interested parties the opportunity to hear management discuss the Company's 2016 fourth quarter and year-end results.


  19. Majority of Americans dissatisfied with the direction US is headingRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | WTEN-TV Albany

    This feeling is nothing new. Gallup reports that for nearly 10 years there is a sustained dissatisfaction with the nation's course. According to Gallup, dissatisfaction ran high in states Donald Trump won (73 percent) and the states/District of Columbia that Hillary Clinton won (68 percent).


  20. Over 500 Organizations Join the Ghostlight Project; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times SquareRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT has grown to over 500 participating organizations, with representation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.