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Let Obamacare fail – Trump's new plan

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said the new Republican healthcare policy should be to allow the current law to collapse. “I’m not going to own it,” Mr Trump told reporters of Obamacare, “I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it.” Support for the Republican Senate bill fell apart on Monday when two more senators said they could not back it. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Mr Trump was “playing a dangerous game” with the US healthcare system. “He is ...

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Microsoft unveils plan to bring broadband internet to rural U.S.

Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop aimed at students Microsoft wants to bring broadband internet to rural Americans. The tech giant on Tuesday announced an initiative to bring broadband internet connectivity to the most remote areas of the U.S. The company intends to take advantage of unused spectrum typically reserved for TV channels, in addition to partnering with local telecom services. These spectrum can carry communications farther than traditional cellular bands. Related: Can Airbus bring cheap internet to the world? Thirty-four million people in the U.S. still don’t have broadband internet access ...

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Celtics plan to sign center Baynes, source says

12:57 AM ET The Boston Celtics plan to sign free-agent center Aron Baynes to a one-year, $ 4.3 million contract, according to a league source. The 6-foot-10 Baynes, born in New Zealand but an Australia national, averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds over 15.5 minutes per game last season in Detroit. Baynes provides much-needed help on the defensive glass, grabbing 21.6 percent of all defensive caroms when he was on the floor last season. The Celtics can’t officially sign Baynes until a sequence of moves that will include first signing ...

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Nicola Sturgeon to 'reset' independence referendum plan

Nicola Sturgeon has said she will “reset” her plans for a second referendum on Scottish independence. The first minister had called for an independence referendum to be held in the autumn of 2018 or the spring of 2019. But she has been considering her options since the SNP lost 21 seats in the election earlier this month. Ms Sturgeon told Holyrood she would not “immediately” seek to introduce legislation for a referendum. Instead, she said the Scottish government would delay the legislation until at least the autumn of next year ...

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Nevada governor vetoes Medicaid-for-all plan

Medicaid cut could put jobs in Kentucky at risk Nevada’s governor has vetoed a bill that would have made the state the first to open Medicaid to all residents. The Democratic-led state legislature passed a bill earlier this month that would have allowed anyone to purchase a Medicaid-like policy, regardless of their income. Governor Brian Sandoval, a Republican, on Friday vetoed the bill. The bill called for the state to create the Nevada Care Plan, which would have been separate from the state’s Medicaid program but offered nearly all the ...

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Democrats in Congress plan to sue Trump over foreign payments

Inside murky foreign profits at Trump’s hotels Almost 200 Democratic members of Congress plan to sue President Trump on Wednesday, alleging that he is violating the Constitution by accepting foreign money through his business empire. The lawsuit will say that Trump is in breach of the Foreign Emoluments Clause, which says that the president may not accept payments from foreign governments without the consent of Congress. By late Tuesday night, at least 184 members of Congress — 26 from the Senate and 158 from the House — had signed on ...

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Vermont expands medical marijuana plan

Will recreational marijuana soon be legal nationwide? The governor of Vermont has expanded medical marijuana there, weeks after vetoing a bill that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Governor Phil Scott, a Republican, signed a bill that adds Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions that can be legally treated with pot. When the law goes into effect July 1, those patients will be eligible to legally possess and use marijuana, and to buy it at the four state-sanctioned dispensaries in Vermont. Vermont has had ...

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Conservatives 'no plan to raise income tax'

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said the Conservatives have “absolutely no plans to raise income tax”, in an apparent change of policy. Prime Minister Theresa May scrapped her party’s 2015 commitment not to raise VAT, National Insurance or income tax, the so-called “triple lock”. Mr Johnson signalled an apparent change of direction during an interview with the BBC’s Newsnight programme. But a Conservative Party spokesman said it was neither a pledge nor a promise. When questioned by Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis about whether this would become a pledge, Mr Johnson ...

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Toshiba's woes deepen: U.S. firm tries to block key part of survival plan

Toshiba: Fall of a Japanese icon Toshiba’s plan to survive its massive financial crisis has run into trouble. The Japanese company wants to auction its prized memory chip business to help recover from billions of dollars of losses. But a U.S. firm is challenging the move. Western Digital(WDC) said several of its businesses are taking Toshiba(TOSBF) to the International Court of Arbitration. It’s unhappy that Toshiba is planning to sell its stakes in three joint ventures along with the chip unit. Western Digital said it hasn’t consented to such a ...

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General election 2017: Tory plan to let young erase online past

The Conservatives say they want to give people the power to demand social media companies delete any embarrassing content they posted as children. The largest firms would be required, if requested, to erase material created by someone before they turned 18. Ministers hope for co-operation from the likes of Facebook and Twitter but may impose fines if they do not comply. Labour said despite the “tough talk” ministers had proved unwilling to “stand up” to the industry in the past. But Home Secretary Amber Rudd told BBC 5 live the ...

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