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Sep 21, 2017 9:52PM - Guardian-USNews
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Jimmy Kimmel: TV host emerges as unlikely leader in fight to save Obamacare
Republicans are pushing again to tear up Obamas health plan but the man once regarded as a lightweight on late-night is fast becoming a powerful GOP foeFor a second night in a row, the late-night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel dedicated his opening monologue to excoriating a US senator who represents one half of a renewed push to tear up the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Related: Late-night TV: 'Republicans have 10 days to overhaul healthcare or everybody lives!' Continue reading..
Sep 21, 2017 8:45PM - Guardian-USNews
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Brigham Young ends 60-year ban on sale of caffeinated drinks on campus
The Mormon church-owned university has scrapped a rule established in the mid-1950s that no caffeinated beverages would be sold on campusBrigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: Its happening. Related: BYU amends honor code that shamed students who reported sexual assault Continue reading..
Sep 21, 2017 7:10PM - Guardian-USNews
Crime gang targeted Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey distilleries, including hard to get and pricey bourbon brandsThe spiriting away of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of whiskey had a whiff of romance and a very Kentuckiana aspect, a court has heard. But really it was just theft.Gilbert Curtsinger faces up to 15 years in prison as the ringleader of a bourbon-heist that took an estimated $100,000 worth of liquor, after pleading guilty in a case that has secured a place in Kentucky lore.
Sep 21, 2017 2:08AM - Guardian-USNews
Investigation appears to enter new phase amid reports of request for documents related to Trumps most controversial actions since taking officeThe special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to provide documents related to Donald Trumps most controversial actions since taking office in January, according to two reports on Wednesday. The inquiry from Muellers team, who is leading the investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, suggests that the investigation is moving into a new phase, inching closer to the president. Continue reading.
Sep 20, 2017 11:11PM - Guardian-USNews
Health secretary racks up at least $60,000 in charter jet costs in one week (hes a budget hawk) Senate to vote on healthcare Get the days politics news in 60 seconds every weekday. By Tom McCarthy 10.42pm BST Health secretary Tom Prices travel itinerary last week included five charter jet flights that cost taxpayers an estimated $60,000, Politico reported and apparently it wasnt an unusual week.
Sep 20, 2017 9:43PM - Guardian-USNews
Jake LaMotta, widely acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring, has died aged 95. The former world middleweight champion was best remembered for having fought the great Sugar Ray Robinson on six occasions. He fought a total of 106 fights, 83 professional, with a record of 83Wins, 30 by KO, 19 losses and four draws.
Sep 20, 2017 6:56PM - Guardian-USNews
Michael Dourson, presidents nominee for EPA position, founded consultancy in which he was paid to criticize studies questioning safety of clients productsDonald Trumps nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency faces questions over his history as a close ally to the chemical industry and suitability to be its chief regulator.Michael Dourson, the nominee, founded a consultation group in 1995, the Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment, a private evaluation non-profit organization that tests chemicals and produces reports on which chemicals are hazardous in what quantities. Continue reading.
Sep 20, 2017 6:54PM - Guardian-USNews
Former president attacks aggravating attempts to repeal Obamacare as Mitch McConnell prepares to bring Graham-Cassidy bill to floorThe US Senate seeks to vote next week on Republicans latest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it was confirmed on Wednesday, as Barack Obama castigated their aggravating multiple attempts to undo that hard-won progress. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, intends to hold a vote on what is being seen as a last-gasp effort to repeal and replace the ACA, popularly known as Obamacare, in a sign that Republicans believe they have the momentum to push through this bill. Continue reading.
Sep 20, 2017 6:27PM - Guardian-USNews
The sell-off of its $4.5tn portfolio, bought to keep interest rates down after the financial crash, is as unprecedented as the stimulus programme that came beforeUS Federal Reserve interest rate decision live updatesThe Federal Reserve has announced it will begin the great unwinding of the gargantuan stimulus programme it began close to a decade ago in the teeth of the worst recession in living memory.As widely expected, the Fed voted to start reducing its portfolio starting in October, and kept interest rates at a range of 1% to 1.
Sep 20, 2017 6:10PM - Guardian-USNews