• CMS Rule Ups Medicare Hospital Payments, Cuts Quality Measures
CMS Rule Ups Medicare Hospital Payments, Cuts Quality Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it would test a direct provider contracting (DPC) model within Medicare fee-for-service, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid programs, which could offer opportunities for long term and post-acute care providers (LT/PAC), according to industry sources.

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  • Arizona Republican heads for victory in tight race for House seat
Arizona Republican heads for victory in tight race for House seat

Lesko will fill the seat through the end of this congressional term in January and must run for re-election in November to continue serving. Lesko said she meant to join the House Freedom Caucus, the bloc of about three dozen conservatives who sometimes grumble that party leaders make too many concessions to Democrats on spending bills.

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  • Facebook revenue and user numbers increase despite data scandal
Facebook revenue and user numbers increase despite data scandal

The political consultancy Cambridge Analytica claimed that it used a similar technique, known as psychographics, in its work, though it has denied using data sourced from a Facebook personality quiz in the 2016 USA presidential election. Dr Kogan was questioned by MPs about his role in the data harvesting row. "Cambridge Analytica did not use t...

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  • Sheriff's deputy shot dead responding to ME robbery - manhunt underway for suspect
Sheriff's deputy shot dead responding to ME robbery - manhunt underway for suspect

Williams was arrested in March by Massachusetts State Police for carrying a handgun without a license and related firearms violations, after Troopers found a loaded 9mm Smith & Wesson automatic in his vehicle, which he had crashed, according to the Boston Herald .

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  • Games With Loot Boxes Are Now Illegal in Belgium
Games With Loot Boxes Are Now Illegal in Belgium

The commission forfeited to pursue sanctions against Star Wars: Battlefront II since EA and DICE had the premium loot box mechanics removed. By contrast, Belgium found loot boxes to be in violation of Belgium's gambling laws, regardless of whether the content inside the loot boxes could be sold or traded for real-world currency.

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  • Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit
Michael Cohen to plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels suit

The suit , filed last month, named the president and Essential Consultants, a company Cohen created as a vehicle for the payment, as defendants. Cohen claimed that Federal Bureau of Investigation officials "seized various electronic devices and documents in my possession, which contain information relating to the $130,000 payment to plaintiff Step...

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  • Danish inventor convicted of killing and dismembering journalist aboard submarine
Danish inventor convicted of killing and dismembering journalist aboard submarine

Peter Madsen , inside his submarine in 2008 photo, has been given a life sentence for the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall . It was a "cynical murder" of a journalist who was performing her duties, the court said in its ruling, which was not broadcast live due to a court order.

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  • The Biggest Movers: Cadence Design Climbs; Freeport McMoRan Slumps
The Biggest Movers: Cadence Design Climbs; Freeport McMoRan Slumps

Freeport-McMoRan now has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.41. It has outperformed by 29.65% the S&P500. Jerome Pfund increased its stake in Ptc Therapeutics (PTCT) by 118.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.

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  • Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds: family
Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds: family

He was later transferred to a Palestinian hospital in the West Bank, and then to the Israeli hospital, where he died. Ahmed Abu Hussein (24), worked for Gaza's Al-Shaab radio station and wore a protective vest marked " Press " at the protest on Friday, April 13th, witnesses said.

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  • Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal
Amber Rudd grilled by MPs over Windrush scandal

She acknowledged that she had asked for more removals of individuals with no right to be in the United Kingdom to take place, but was not familiar with suggestions that regional targets were in place. It was also announced that financial compensation will be given to members of the Windrush Generation negatively affected by enforcement of the e...

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  • Bharat Ane Nenu reaches 125 crores in four days
Bharat Ane Nenu reaches 125 crores in four days

It is actually special as his previous high budget film - Spyder did not perform well at the Box Office . Elated by Mahesh Babu's movie Bharat Ane Nenu highlighting schools looting parents in the name of fees, the Hyderabad School Parents' Association (HSPA) thanked the movie director Koratala Siva .

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  • Ride-hailing Didi sets its sights on 'purpose-built' hybrid vehicles
Ride-hailing Didi sets its sights on 'purpose-built' hybrid vehicles

DiDi hopes to roll out ride-hailing services to other major cities in Mexico later in 2018. Ogi Redzic, senior vice-president of Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services for Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, said, "We share a common vision with Didi in our pursuit of clean, safe mobility for all".

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  • YETI proclaims support of 2nd amendment after cutting ties with
YETI proclaims support of 2nd amendment after cutting ties with

Yeti denies that it has stopped doing business with the NRA . "These facts directly contradict the inaccurate statement the NRA-ILA distributed on April 20". While YETI is trying to spin the story otherwise, those are the facts. Bryan Atkinson was so unhappy with the announcement he loaded a Yeti cooler with ammonium nitrate and aluminum powd...

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  • Police say 6 more Maoist rebels killed in western India
Police say 6 more Maoist rebels killed in western India

The next day, barely 36 hours later, another gunfight broke out in the district, which killed at least six more Maoists. These 15 Maoists are said to be from among those who managed to escape into the forests during Sunday's funfight and subsequently succumbed to their bullet injuries while attempting to cross the river.

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  • Scientific study: Uranus smells like rotten eggs, sewage
Scientific study: Uranus smells like rotten eggs, sewage

This outcome fixes a persistent, enduring secret of among our next-door neighbors in space . While it's always been speculated that Uranus is home to this noxious gas, the composition of its clouds has eluded scientists for decades. The spectral lines are then used in identifying the gas molecules. Instead ammonia is observed - how exciting. T...

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  • Oil at $75 as Iran sanction fears mount
Oil at $75 as Iran sanction fears mount

One of the few factors that can limit oil prices is USA production, which increases by a quarter from mid-2016 to 10.54 million barrels per day, outpacing the volume produced by Saudi Arabia - about 10 million barrels per day. "There are a number of customers who still may test U.S. crude oil", Wech said. After reacting in fear, Flynn said th...

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  • Rahul Gandhi assails PM; Shah calls him 'failed leader'
Rahul Gandhi assails PM; Shah calls him 'failed leader'

Ahead of general elections due next year, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched the nationwide " Save the Constitution Campaign " in a bid to corner the government over atrocities against Dalits, alleging it has failed to protect the values enshrined in the Constitution.

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  • French tycoon accused of bribery and interfering in African elections
French tycoon accused of bribery and interfering in African elections

Bollore has denied any wrong doing and Tuesday issued a lengthy statement which said the investigation was based on claims by a former employee now serving jail time for stealing from the company. Investigators are said to be looking at communications work that was done by Dorent on behalf of the leaders of both Guinea and Togo. It is not known i...

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  • Obama To Speak On Tolerance In South Africa
Obama To Speak On Tolerance In South Africa

Hundreds of South African Prisoners have crocheted a 7,000-square metre blanket in honour of late anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Constitution Hill was bustling with various stakeholders who exhibited their respective Mandela Day initiatives, calling on citizens to sign up and play their part to contribute to Mandela Day and the bettermen...

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  • Senate committee approves Pompeo's Secretary of State nomination - advances to full vote
Senate committee approves Pompeo's Secretary of State nomination - advances to full vote

Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. "I have changed my mind", Paul said, explaining he received reassurances that Pompeo agrees with the president that the Iraq war was a "mistake" and that it is time for USA troops to leave Afghanistan.

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  • Capitals one win away from facing the Penguins ... again
Capitals one win away from facing the Penguins ... again

Despite the loss in Game 5, overtime, Columbus won the puck-possession battle during 5-on-5, taking 56 percent of all shot attempts and generating almost 59 percent of all scoring chances in the game. The Penguins have simply played better against Columbus this year. Sure, three were decided in overtime or a shootout. Washington entered the t...

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  • US appeals court rejects copyright suit over monkey selfies
US appeals court rejects copyright suit over monkey selfies

PETA didn't seem particularly close to Naruto even though it sued Slater as a "next friend" of the monkey, the court noted. When they talked settlement past year, Slater agreed to donate 25 percent of future revenue to habitats that protect Naruto's species.

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  • Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket legend turns 45
Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Cricket legend turns 45

Star shuttler N.Sikki Reddy, who returned from the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast with a mixed team event gold medal and women's doubles bronze with Ashwini Ponnappa as her partner, also said that Tendulkar is an inspiration for many while wishing him all the happiness in the world.

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  • Passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight used racial slurs, officials say
Passenger removed from Miami to Chicago flight used racial slurs, officials say

Fortunately for everyone aboard, this occurred before takeoff, allowing Miami-Dade Police Department officers to board and arrest the man. Garcia, however, was less than cooperative, resisting arrest and even reaching for an officer's pistol.

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  • No objection if Manu Sharma is freed, says Jessica Lall's sister
No objection if Manu Sharma is freed, says Jessica Lall's sister

Sabrina's response to Tihar jail came after the jail officer sent her a letter regarding financial assistance from the victim welfare fund. Lal declined the compensation, saying, "I do not require it and request you to give the same to others, who are more in need".

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  • China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash
China says 32 nationals dead in major North Korean bus crash

No details were given of casualties, but Chinese state television has broadcast images of the crashed coach in North Korea and the injured receiving treatment in hospital. It is estimated that tens of thousands of Chinese people visit the country every year, many traveling by train via the border town of Dandong. North Hwanghae Province is home...

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  • Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST
Mostly cloudy, chance of scattered snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

Saturday Night: Mostly clear - low around 49. Wednesday, April 18: High: 42. Still, there will be just enough moisture to continue rain chances through Friday . Expect the dreaded April showers to return in between some sunny spells but it will be cooler also. Northeast wind of 5 to 10 miles per hour. It will spread clouds back across the sta...

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  • 12-year-old boy steals mother's credit card, takes trip to Bali
12-year-old boy steals mother's credit card, takes trip to Bali

He used a self-service check-in terminal and then boarded a connecting flight to Perth and from there to Indonesia . Drew (not his real name) borrowed the family credit cards and conned his nan into giving him his passport. "I sort of stuffed up because I got the deal cheap", the boy told 9 News. His mother reported her son missing after dis...

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  • European Union hits pause on Apple's Shazam purchase
European Union hits pause on Apple's Shazam purchase

The proposed deal also would give. Regulators fear Apple Music could use data from the app to poach users from rival music streaming services. The deal for Apple to buy Shazam is not complete, and the European Union fears that merging the top music recognition app with the second-placed music streaming service, after Spotify , may damage c...

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  • Hannity Hits Back at Reports on Massive Real Estate Holdings
Hannity Hits Back at Reports on Massive Real Estate Holdings

The shell companies used to buy the properties are limited liability companies (LLCs). The report by JON SWAINE alleges that HANNITY holds the properties in over 20 shell companies, all named with a variant of a name based on the initials of HANNITY's children.

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