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Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

Interior National Monuments

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the...

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Money-Saving Offer For Medicare’s Late Enrollees Is Expiring. Can They Buy Time?

Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and they need more time to make the change, advocates say. A lifetime of late enrollment penalties typically await people who don’t sign up for Medicare Part B — which...


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Uncertainty Over Health Care’s Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

Stinson Dean is used to taking risks. The entrepreneur from Independence, Mo., says coping with the ups and downs of the market is an inevitable part of his business. But when he started his company about a year and a half ago, he laid down a firm rule. “One of the things I wasn’t willing to risk...


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Trump hits GOP foes of health bill, Sen. Paul calls it fake

Trump Congress Health Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump used Twitter Friday to slam Sen. Rand Paul and other Republicans who might oppose the GOP’s last-gasp effort to topple the Obama health care law. Paul fired back, calling the Senate bill “fake repeal” and saying the White House just wants a victory without...


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To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration said that the design of the new duodenoscope by Japanese device maker Pentax should make it...


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High On Drugs? Anthem Cites Soaring Drug Costs To Justify 35% Rate Hike in California

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018. Such a sharp increase is nearly double...


Business

Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

Congress Equifax Data Breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it’s unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans. Since early this year, President Donald Trump and the...


Business

AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

People Jimmy Kimmel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s right — President Donald Trump and Sen. Bill Cassidy, or late-night host Jimmy Kimmel? None of them have really captured the complexity of the debate over who might lose insurance protections in the latest Republican health care bill. But of the three, the TV guy is the...


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Shakir Hamoodi reflects on closing World Harvest, community support while in prison

When Shakir Hamoodi closed World Harvest International and Gourmet Foods this summer, he was wrapping up a part of his life that included a long, friendly relationship with customers. The store off Nifong Boulevard was known especially for its cheeses, olives, chocolates and a selection of food...


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Charles R. Stribling III, March 29, 1927 — Sept. 20, 2017

Charles R. Stribling III, a fifth generation Audrain Countian, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at his home in Mexico, Missouri. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Memorial Chapel at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Family and friends will gather...


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AP FACT CHECK: Kimmel's take on health care harder to refute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who are you going to believe when it comes to the Republican health care bill? An AP Fact Check finds that TV host Jimmy Kimmel’s highly critical take is harder to refute than President Donald Trump’s or Sen. Bill Cassidy’s. None of the three has captured the complexity of the...


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