APNewsBreak: Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny

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APNewsBreak: Pot treats may face Colorado scrutiny
DENVER (AP) – Saying they're still worried that edible pot sweets are too attractive to kids, Colorado health authorities plan to ask Monday for a new panel to decide which marijuana foods and drinks look too much like regular snacks. A Health …
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AP News in Brief at 5:58 am EST
The communique from the Brisbane summit of Group of 20 wealthy and emerging nations revealed that the plan for jumpstarting growth includes investing in infrastructure, increasing trade and the creation of a global infrastructure hub that would help …
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Delta Dental Announces Plan to Build on Quarter Million Lives in State Health

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Delta Dental Announces Plan to Build on Quarter Million Lives in State Health
Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies again are offering consumers, dentists and employer groups access to an online Health Care Reform Resource Center to help navigate the exchange marketplace for dental coverage and learn about the …
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Obama to unveil immigration plan on Thursday
A group of at least 60 House Republicans is pushing to use a government funding bill to deny the president the money needed to implement his plan. Congress must approve funds by Dec. 11 to keep the government open or risk an interruption similar to …
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Obama's executive action plan won't grant immigrants Obamacare benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) – As many as 5 million people in the country illegally could be spared from deportation and made eligible for work permits under President Barack Obama's immigration plan, but they wouldn't be entitled to federal benefits like health …
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Latin American health care group enters Miami-Dade with Florida Blue partnership

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Latin American health care group enters Miami-Dade with Florida Blue partnership
Clinics will be targeted to consumers who buy Florida Blue's health plans on the Affordable Care Act exchange. But the centers also will be considered in-network options for Florida Blue's employer-group and Medicare health plans in Miami-Dade.
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As FDA Weighs its Options on Morcellation, Debate Erupts Over Harvard Device
After her cancer diagnosis, the Kaitzes assembled a group of friends and supporters who have raised about $ 4 million for leiomyosarcoma research at Dana-Farber. For almost a year after his …. Cancer Letter, July 4). Several hospitals and health …
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EDC Drops Brevard County's Group Health Insurance
BREVARD COUNTY, Florida — Lynda Weatherman, President of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC), announced last week that the EDC will cease participation in Brevard County's group health insurance plan on January …
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States Working To Fix Hobbled Obamacare Websites

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States Working To Fix Hobbled Obamacare Websites
The states were so successful that when Massachusetts was casting around for solutions to its website troubles, it looked to Kentucky and Colorado for what it called “a proven, off-the-shelf solution.” Connecticut was also able to claim bragging rights …
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Obamacare Architect Gruber Made Millions Off Same Taxpayers He Called Stupid
A number of controversial videos recently emerged of Gruber speaking between 2010 and 2013 regarding the Affordable Care Act. In the videos, Gruber refers to American voters as "stupid" and ill-informed. In one video, Gruber stated that Obamacare was …
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Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders

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Expanded health coverage merits push from leaders
Still, many Florida Republicans won't even consider the offer because it originated in the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — and the party still aims to repeal the law. But that's a poor excuse for ruling out a policy that has so many upsides for …
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Connecticut couple wins: State will offer ObamaCare plan without abortion
They include Northwest Arkansas Workers' Justice Center ($ 50,000), Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa ($ 45,000), Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en la Lucha ($ 70,000), New Labor Education & Training Institute ($ 40,000), Restaurant Opportunities …
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At the RGA, early screening for presidential prospects
… zagged when the others zigged, warning against an overreaction to President Obama's immigration action, defending expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare and imploring his party to find ways to solve big problems despite differences with the …
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Obama defends healthcare law after adviser criticism

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Obama defends healthcare law after adviser criticism
… a health economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who advised the White House on the Affordable Care Act as well as Massachusetts on the health law enacted by former presidential candidate Mitt Romney when he was governor of that state.
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Baker names Sudders as health and human services chief
Her agency will implement the Affordable Care Act and cope with the aftermath of several tragic deaths of children under the care of the Department of Children and Families. Baker has now announced three Cabinet … SEIU Local 509 — the union that …
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Del. rates rise as 2nd year of Obamacare enrollment begins

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Del. rates rise as 2nd year of Obamacare enrollment begins
Delaware News at Noon. Antonia Mora, Al Jazeera America: Md. school board axes all religious holiday references from calendar. Delaware's Afternoon News. Steven Dennis, Roll Call: White House still weighing how to move on immigration reform.
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Obamacare: Hiding the facts from the American people
But what the just-resurfaced Gruber Confession lacks in world-historical consequence, it makes up for in world-class cynicism. This October 2013 video shows MIT professor Jonathan Gruber, a principal architect of Obamacare, admitting that, in order to …
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How Will Republican States Handle the Latest Obamacare-Killing Lawsuit?
What worries liberals, as much as a loss, is that the record number of Republican state legislators elected this week would use a King decision to destroy Obamacare. That's really been … Only one state, Delaware, has a Democratic governor and …
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Jason's Friday Mailbag: Samford Week

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Jason's Friday Mailbag: Samford Week
… a steal for someone. I wouldn't be surprised if Kentucky took the running back after his monster senior season. … Jonathon Mincy was playing at a very high level the first half of the season, but hasn't been the same guy the last three or four …
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Kentucky Airmen return from West Africa mission
An Airman with the 123rd Contingency Response Group walks with his family after landing at the Kentucky National Guard Air Base in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 20, 2014. Approximately 70 Airmen … "Its just a normal day, we get to start our Thanksgiving …
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Obama pitches health care law in call
President Barack Obama made a personal pitch for his health care act Tuesday, convening a call with what the White House says was a bipartisan group of 200 plus state and local elected officials. Most of them are working to enroll people in health …
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BLM seeks comment on Grazing EIS Preliminary draft alternatives

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BLM seeks comment on Grazing EIS Preliminary draft alternatives
(KANAB, Utah) — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on the preliminary draft alternatives for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's Livestock Grazing Monument Management Plan Amendment and Associated Environmental …
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This Democratic 'reform' would make Obamacare more expensive. Bad idea.
The idea of their "Expanded Consumer Choice Act" is to create a new "copper" tier of health plan permitted in the individual and small-business markets under the ACA. The copper tier would undercut the current tiers of health plans by covering only 50 …
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Cathy Giessel, candidate for Alaska State Senate District N, answers questions
Alaska is a place of great opportunity. I know this from a lifetime of living here and listening to folks in my district. For the last 4 years, as a State Senator, I have been doing all I can to ensure a secure, prosperous future, jobs for all Alaskans …
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Anti-Obamacare Expansion Governors Clean Up On Election Day

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Anti-Obamacare Expansion Governors Clean Up On Election Day
Sam Brownback (R-KS): Gov. Brownback's ardent opposition to Obamacare expansion became a cornerstone of his opponent's campaign. (He also vowed to undo Brownback's promising Medicaid reforms.) Pro-Obamacare moderate Republicans in Kansas …
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Letters on same-sex marriage, Obamacare deception, dumb voters
If the state of Kansas, under Brownback's governorship, submits to a federal decree, our children, amid the tumult of adolescence, will be instructed that homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender identity are as equal and safe as avenues of …
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