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The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue. Thursday's 7-2 ruling was the third time the court has rebuffed major GOP challenges to former President Barack Obama's prized health care overhaul. Stingingly for Republicans, the decision emerged from a bench dominated 6-3 by conservative-leaning justices, including three appointed by President Donald Trump.
Victor Caratini hit a two-run, game-ending homer two batters after Eric Hosmer hit a tying, two-run homer for the San Diego Padres, who beat the Cincinnati Reds in a 6-4 thriller Thursday night before the first sellout crowd at Petco Park since 2019. Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado also homered on what was billed as “San Diego's Opening Day” to celebrate the ballpark returning to full capacity following the state's reopening plan that went into effect Tuesday.
Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Friday increased its print run to 500,000 copies as residents showed support for the beleaguered press freedom a day after police arrested five top editors and executives and froze $2.3 million worth of assets on national security charges. The raid on the paper's offices followed by the arrests on Thursday marked the first time the sweeping national security law, which Beijing imposed on Hong Kong last year, was used against the media, one of the symbols of civil liberties in the semi-autonomous city that don't exist elsewhere in China. Police said the editors were arrested on suspicion of foreign collusion to endanger national security, based on over 30 articles that authorities said had called for international sanctions against China and Hong Kong.
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The Pacific island nation shut its borders and used tough lockdown measures to become one of the few countries to have virtually eliminated COVID-19 in the community, but the government is facing criticism for a slow rollout of vaccines."For me, I never wanted to be amongst the first, for me we needed to get those front line workers but I also need to be a role model and this demonstrates that it's safe, that it's effective and that it's really important that everyone is vaccinated when they have their opportunity...," she said after receiving the vaccine shot.About 1 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine has so far been administered in New Zealand. The country's medical authorities are yet to approve the use of any other vaccine, including AstraZeneca.
Some HBO Max subscribers received a strange email Thursday night with the subject line “Integration Test Email # 1.” The body of the email said only, “This template is used by integration tests only.” There were no attachments or images included. Given the proliferation of data breaches of late, it could have been a phishing […]
After months cooped up in coronavirus-hit Manila, Tanya Mariano fled the Philippine capital to work from the beach, joining a growing number of digital nomads helping a devastated tourism industry stay afloat.
While Kim admitted her sex tape helped the initial success of 'KUWTK,' she still wishes she could erase it.
U.S. authorities pursuing a sweeping fraud investigation suspect some 4,000 Iraqis of filing fraudulent applications for resettlement in the United States as refugees, and they are re-examining cases involving more than 104,000 others, according to State Department reports reviewed by Reuters. More than 500 Iraqis already admitted as refugees have been implicated in the alleged fraud and could be deported or stripped of their U.S. citizenship, according to one document sent to members of Congress. The probe - one of the biggest into refugee programme fraud in recent history - is fuelling reservations among some in Joe Biden's administration as they debate whether to create a similar programme to assist Afghan refugees as American troops withdraw after 20 years of war, U.S. officials told Reuters.
Dressel equaled his own American record of 47.39 seconds to overcome a stacked field and win by .33 seconds over 24-year-old Zach Apple, before hoisting his arms aloft and egging on the eager crowd at Omaha, Nebraska. But the night held disappointment for 24-year-old Simone Manuel, who will not be able to defend her 2016 gold in the 100m freestyle after placing ninth in the 100m semifinals, a conclusion she called "a tough pill to swallow." Six-time Olympic gold medal winner Ryan Lochte put up a 1:58.65 in the semifinals in the men's 200m medley, a disappointing time but enough to put him into the finals on Friday as he looks to qualify for a fifth consecutive Games.
The Bank of Japan said on Friday it will launch a new scheme to encourage financial institutions to boost lending and investment for fighting climate change, in a surprise move underscoring the growing attention central banks are putting on the topic. The BOJ said it expects to launch the scheme by the end of this year, and will release a preliminary outline of the scheme at its next policy-setting meeting in July. "Climate change issues could exert an extremely large impact on economic activity, prices and financial conditions from a medium- to long-term perspective," the BOJ said in a statement.
U.S. authorities pursuing a sweeping fraud investigation suspect some 4,000 Iraqis of filing fraudulent applications for resettlement in the United States as refugees, and they are re-examining cases involving more than 104,000 others, according to State Department reports reviewed by Reuters. More than 500 Iraqis already admitted as refugees have been implicated in the alleged fraud and could be deported or stripped of their U.S. citizenship, according to one document sent to members of Congress. The probe - one of the biggest into refugee program fraud in recent history - is fueling reservations among some in Joe Biden's administration as they debate whether to create a similar program to assist Afghan refugees as American troops withdraw after 20 years of war, U.S. officials told Reuters.
(Bloomberg) -- Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s dream run up the global wealth rankings is faltering after a media report raising questions about some offshore investors triggered a rout in his conglomerate’s six listed stocks.The 58-year-old tycoon has lost more money this week through Thursday than anyone else in the world, with his personal fortune tumbling by about $13.2 billion to $63.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Just days ago, he was closing the gap with Mukes
On Keeping Up With the Kardashians: The Final Curtain Thursday night, the Kardashian and Jenner ladies sat down with Andy Cohen for a Bravo-style KUWTK reunion, where there were no holds barred. During the episode, which is only part one of the reunion, Andy Cohen asked Kim Kardashian if she thinks KUWTK would have been as successful initially had her 2002 sex tape with Ray J not been leaked in 2007. "Looking back, probably not. I think that everything happens for a reason, and I really try to, like, live like that. And every time there's, like, something and a crazy scandal that feels like you can't breathe and how are you gonna get through this, it always is a lesson. Even if it's a private lesson, or even if it's just something that we didn't know we had to go through," Kardashian told Cohen, who then asked if she has thought about the day she'll have to explain the tape to her four children. While Kardashian said that she has thought about it, she hasn't had to have that conversation yet. "Luckily, I think that so many years have gone on, and so many things have happened positively, that it really erases that," said Kardashian. Ultimately, Kardashian admitted, "That is something that I have to live with for the rest of my life. That is something that's, like, being held over my head. I try not to have any regrets, but it's probably the one thing that I wish didn't exist, and if I could erase any of the stupid things that I've done in life, that's probably it. And it's more so from being a mom than anything."
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On Monday, Michael Costello claimed he had "unhealed trauma" due to alleged experiences with Chrissy Teigen and posted unverified screenshots of her purported bullying
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(Bloomberg) -- Oil fell below $71 a barrel after the biggest drop in four weeks as traders weighed prospects for a stronger dollar against rising demand.West Texas Intermediate was 0.8% lower after sinking 1.5% on Thursday amid a broad, copper-to-gold commodities sell-off. The losses in raw materials followed the Federal Reserve’s midweek signal it will in time end the ultra-easy policy brought in to rescue the U.S. economy from the pandemic. That aided the dollar, hurting the appeal of commodit
From a standing start 19 months ago, Disney’s video streaming operations in Asia-Pacific have already amassed 36.9 million subscribers. Boosted by launches in more Asian territories this year, numbers could reach 56.5 million and $800 million of revenue by the end of the year, according to new research by Media Partners Asia. The data is […]
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