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GOP Health Bill Draft Would Cut Medicaid, Emphasize Tax Credits

In recent days, several Republican lawmakers have faced crowds of constituents at town hall meetings around the country who are angry that they may be in danger of losing their health coverage. A GOP draft bill , recently obtained by Politico , would likely do little to assuage these concerns. The Feb. 10 document follows the broad policy outline released by Republicans last week just before they went home for a Congressional recess. It proposes cuts to federal payments to states that have...

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There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press.

This is a different time.

A renewed interest in leaks since Donald Trump's surprise election victory last fall, and a growth in the use of end-to-end encryption technology, have led news organizations across the country to highlight the multiple high-tech ways you can now send them anonymous tips.

If you drink more alcohol than you want to or should, you're not alone. A nationwide survey by the National Institutes of Health found that 28 percent of adults in the U.S. are heavy drinkers or drink more than is recommended.

Yet, most heavy drinkers don't get the help they need.

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Headstones Vandalized At Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia

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Philadelphia police say more than 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in the northeastern part of the city. The vandalism occurred less than a week after a similar episode in a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, where more than 150 graves were targeted.

'People's Court' Judge Joseph Wapner Dies At 97

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Retired Los Angeles Judge Joseph Wapner presided over The People's Court from 1981 to 1993 — deciding real small-claims cases.

Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep after being hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems, and had been under home hospice care.

Wapner auditioned for The People's Court shortly after retiring in 1979 from Los Angeles courts, where he had been a judge for more than 20 years.

President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, withdrew from consideration Sunday.

In a statement, Bilden said he supports Trump's agenda:

"However, after an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family's private financial interests."

Defense Secretary James Mattis said in a statement:

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